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EDDIE TAFOYA IMPRESSIVE DURING INDIANA SPRINT WEEK – HEADED BACK FOR SMACKDOWN

(Chino, CA, August 14, 2020) When Eddie Tafoya Jr. announced he was heading to Indiana to race with the USAC National Sprint Cars during “Indiana Sprint Week,” it marked a giant step in his racing career. Competing against the best in the nation on their home tracks in the grueling series would be a tough experience for the young driver, correct? Absolutely not! The newly turned 23-year-old proved to be anything but intimidated and gave a very favorable account of himself before heading back home to Southern California.

Seven races at seven different tracks crammed into just nine nights is a whole different ballgame than the 2019 USAC/CRA and USAC Southwest Series Rookie of the Year is used to. Afterall, drivers are lucky if they get to race three times a month on the west coast. The Midwest series would prove to be as demanding on cars, drivers, and crews as it is a delight for the fans. While it was challenging, it was also extremely rewarding for the Chino Hills, California based driver, and his team. 116224603_3257079797647769_1067452736961796607_n.jpg USAC Photo

“The tracks were pretty fun,” Tafoya said of his first racing experience in the Hoosier state. “Every single one had their own special qualities in how they changed and progressed. I definitely like Lawrenceburg and Terre Haute the best, the two biggest tracks. Tri-State is a super nice facility.”

The series started out at Gas City I69 Speedway. Tafoya garnered attention late in the C Main when his outside run saw him charge from the middle of the pack to less than a car length out of the fourth-place final transfer spot. The following night at “Indiana’s Baddest Bull Ring,” the Kokomo Speedway, he again ended up in the C Main and for the second night in a row, he finished one spot out of the transfer to the B.

A trip to Southern Indiana’s high-banked Lawrenceburg Speedway brought the first portion of Sprint Week to a close for the teams on July 26th. That was the night Tafoya raised everyone’s eyebrows. He improved his qualifying effort of the prior two nights by stopping the clocks at 14.722. That was good enough for the ninth fastest in his group. The impressive performance continued when he beat two of USAC’s top stars to the line to finish fourth in his heat and transfer straight into the main event where he started and finished 19th.

“Lawrenceburg was definitely the highlight of the trip,” Tafoya said. “We went straight into the A-Main from the heat race. I definitely like that fast track, and the roughness. Just had to be up on the wheel and ready to go. I was hoping to make the main events straight through the heats, but I didn’t know if I could get it done (being the first time at the tracks).”

After a couple nights off, the #51T team trekked to the biggest venue in the series, the Terre Haute Action Track. Tafoya, who was the 2018 Perris Auto Speedway Young Guns champion, refused to be daunted by the big half-mile clay oval. He turned in his best qualifying effort of the series when he toured the track at 20.582. That was good enough for sixth fastest in his group. He finished sixth in his heat race and that allowed him to skip the C Main and go straight into the B where he placed.

“I like the big tracks,” Tafoya answered when asked about the Terre Haute qualifying effort. “I feel like I have a lot more time to feel the car, feel the track and make decisions even at higher speeds. I feel comfortable doing that.”

The night after Terre Haute, the series switched to Lincoln Park Speedway. The winner there was a rival that none of the drivers could beat. Rain! Not only did heavy rain knock out that race, but it also forced the cancelation of the next night’s race at the Bloomington Speedway.

The rained-out Lincoln Park race was switched to Saturday, July 31st. This time Tafoya found himself back in the C Main where he finished a disappointing 10th before rain intervened again and postponed the remainder of the show.

Tafoya wound up his sojourn to the Midwest at “The Class Track,” the Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana. After qualifying 15th, he was in a stacked heat race that featured five of the top 10 drivers in USAC National points. An impressive showing saw him finish fifth to again get a ticket into the B main event. In the B, the talented young driver came charging and did slip into the final transfer spot. His first night on the track, he see-sawed back in fourth with the more experienced drivers, including the all-time leader in USAC Sprint victories in the waning laps. He got as far up as the sixth and final transfer spot before settling for eighth.

After the promising trip and the fact that there is no racing happening on the west coast due to the COVID Crisis, Tafoya and his team have decided to head back to Indiana for the annual Smackdown race at the Kokomo Speedway August 27th, 28th, and 29th.

“At Kokomo, we started out a little bit tight, but by the end of the night our car was really good,” Tafoya said when asked what the team will change when they get back there. “We were behind the eight-ball starting with qualifying. We will look at our notes and go back to what we ended the night with when we were there last month.”

The team will leave for the Midwest on Sunday, August 23rd. Once there, fans can meet Tafoya at the Indiana races to get autographs and purchase one of his 2020 team shirts.

Fans who cannot get away to watch Tafoya live at Kokomo can see the Smackdown races on the Flo Racing website. For details, please click on the following link. https://www.floracing.com/

For more information on Kokomo Speedway, please refer to the following. Kokomo Speedway, 2455 N. Davis Road, Kokomo, IN 46901 – (765) 459-3877 - http://www.kokomospeedway.net/.

Tafoya and his team would like to thank the following sponsors for being a part of the 2020 racing effort. Specialty Fasteners, Circle Track Performance, Sprint Car Driving Experience, DRC Chassis, Ryder Racing Engines, and Benic Enterprises.

This release produced by Scott Daloisio. (909) 226-7768 or E-mail mailto:sdaloisiosports@gmail.com

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through Aug. 13

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars ­–­ 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 747; 2. Garrett Bard, Wells Tan­nery, Pa., 709; 3. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 695; 4. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 688; 5. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 677; 6. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 612; 7. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 604; 8. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 581; 9. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 563; 10. Mitch­ell Dvorak, Stuart, Neb., 547; 11. Christopher Thram, Sanborn, Minn., 545; 12. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 525; 13. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 505; 14. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 502; 15. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 480; 16. J.D. Johnson, Maize, Kan., 447; 17. Taylor Ve­lasquez, Turpin, Okla., 432; 18. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 420; 19. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 417; 20. Monty Ferriera, Lincoln, Neb., 416.

KMJ Performance State Point Standings

California – 1. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 144; 2. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 140; 3. Rob Solomon, Fresno, Calif., 135; 4. Rick Bray, Fresno, Calif., 125; 5. Chris Stevens, Fresno, Calif., 110; 6. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., 106; 7. Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., 105; 8. Blaine Fagundes, Hanford, Calif., 94; 9. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., and Connor Danell, Visalia, Ca­lif., both 93.

Indiana – 1. Andy Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 190; 2. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., and Brad­ley Sterrett, Bloomington, Ind., both 189; 4. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 174; 5. Jor­dan Welch, Clayton, Ind., 166; 6. Cody Trammell, Smithville, Ind., 156; 7. Roderick Henning, Mid­dletown, Ohio, 122; 8. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 112; 9. Nate Franklin, Lafayette, Ind., 111; 10. Bradley Galedrige, Greenwood, Ind., 103.

Iowa – 1. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 252; 2. Rich Cerveny, Omaha, Neb., 206; 3. Dustin Reeh, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 199; 4. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 192; 5. Joe Miller, Vail, Iowa, 172; 6. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 167; 7. Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, Iowa, 162; 8. Owen Carl­son, Somerset, Wis., 155; 9. Justin Bolte, Fremont, Neb., 149; 10. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 113.

Kansas – 1. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 412; 2. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., and J. D. Johnson, Maize, Kan., both 410; 4. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., 398; 5. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 325; 6. Koby Walters, Liberal, Kan., 319; 7. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 311; 8. Shane Sundquist, Bertrand, Neb., 296; 9. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 279; 10. Jerad Werner, Codell, Kan., 270.

Minnesota – 1. Billy Johnson, Saint Peter, Minn., 301; 2. Brandon Allen, Saint Peter, Minn., 253; 3. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 249; 4. Javen Ostermann, Courtland, Minn., 243; 5. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 242; 6. Neil Stevens, Bingham Lake, Minn., 216; 7. Justin Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 205; 8. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 204; 9. Nolan Herd, Arlington, Minn., 181; 10. Zach Glaser, Cleveland, Minn., 106.

Missouri – 1. Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 281; 2. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 223; 3. Jay Russell, Wathena, Kan., 184; 4. Austin Couch, Agency, Mo., 161; 5. J.R. Topper, St. Joseph, Mo., 127; 6. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 106; 7. Vincent Franks, Cameron, Mo., 102; 8. Dustin Reeh, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 100; 9. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 94; 10. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 92.

Nebraska – 1. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 415; 2. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 391; 3. Adam Gul­lion, Lincoln, Neb., 390; 4. Neil Nickolite, Bellwood, Neb., 350; 5. Trevor Grossenbacher, Pan­ama, Neb., 344; 6. Michael Boston, Lincoln, Neb., 320; 7. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 313; 8. Stu­art Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., and Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., both 297; 10. Mitchell Dvo­rak, Stuart, Neb., 295.

New Jersey – 1. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 118; 2. Jeffrey Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., 111; 3. Tom Carberry, Hopewell, N.J., 108; 4. Kevin Nagy, Wind Gap, Pa., 99; 5. Eddie Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 97; 6. Kristina Pratt, Sewell, N.J., 82; 7. Keith Andersen, Hockessin, Del., 76; 8. David Brown, Aston, Pa., 74; 9. Jenna "Shotz" Schostkewitz, Milford, N.J., 73; 10. Mark Bitner, Trenton, N.J., and Zach Berghof, Dorothy, N.J., both 72.

North Carolina – 1. Bronzie Lawson IV, Southern Pines, N.C., 155; 2. Nick Tucker, Kannapolis, N.C., 150; 3. Jake McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 142; 4. Chaz Woodward, Statesville, N.C., 132; 5. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 131; 6. Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 124; 7. Michael Jack­son, Summerville, S.C., 123; 8. Gareth Palmer, Fuquay Varina, N.C., 119; 9. Mike Sellers, Summer­ville, S.C., 103; 10. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 102.

Ohio – 1. Kyle Kruger, Frankfort, Ohio, 197; 2. Austin Powell, Wilmington, Ohio, 173; 3. Chad Hyatt, Ashville, Ohio, 161; 4. Cameron Hague, Warsaw, Ohio, 144; 5. Jay Dunaway, Oak Hill, Ohio, 134; 6. Steven Watts, Marion, Ohio, 128; 7. Tadd Clary, Chillicothe, Ohio, 127; 8. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 119; 9. Lewie Christian, West Jefferson, Ohio, 110; 10. Dylan Troyer, Urbana, Ohio, 107.

Oklahoma – 1. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 406; 2. Dane Fields, Lawton, Okla., 367; 3. Brady Courtney, Carnegie, Okla., 366; 4. Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., 351; 5. Duane Baker, Chicka­sha, Okla., 350; 6. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., 308; 7. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 295; 8. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 290; 9. Ché Hawkins, Bethany, Okla., 264; 10. Steven She­bester, Mustang, Okla., 226.

Pennsylvania – 1. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 709; 2. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 563; 3. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 420; 4. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 380; 5. Kyle Keen, Carlisle, Pa., 373; 6. Kenneth Duke, Winfield, Pa., and Jake Frye, Lewisberry, Pa., both 370; 8. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., 368; 9. Landon Price, Fleetwood, Pa., 364; 10. Johnny Scar­borough, Bomoseen, Vt., 351.

South Dakota – 1. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 474; 2. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 424; 3. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 392; 4. Nate Barger, Madison, S.D., 380; 5. Christopher Thram, Sanborn, Minn., 378; 6. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 334; 7. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 317; 8. Casey Abbas, Lennox, S.D., 312; 9. Micah Slendy, Sioux Falls, S.D., 298; 10. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 295.

Texas – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 365; 2. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 322; 3. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 319; 4. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 284; 5. Martin Edwards, Forney, Texas, 267; 6. Matt Etzelmiller, Keller, Texas, 263; 7. Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, 259; 8. Austin Burkham, Fort Worth, Texas, 255; 9. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 249; 10. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 248.

Virginia – 1. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 113; 2. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 111; 3. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., and Billy Hubbard, Cobbs Creek, Va., both 106; 5. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 102; 6. Michael Keeton Jr., Doswell, Va., 101; 7. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 97; 8. Matthew Mullins, Newport News, Va., 69; 9. Erin Statler, Carlisle, Pa., 33; 10. Charlie Ware, Hallieford, Va., 31; 11. Jack Rice, Charlottesville, Va., 30; 12. Bronzie Lawson IV, Southern Pines, N.C., 29.

 

 

Mercer pre-release for Saturday Aug 15 2020.
By Jim Balentine
(Mercer,Pa)

For the third time in the 2020 season the racing at Mercer has been close with lots of action I’m coming up this Saturday, August 15 should be no exception. Track owner Ed Michaels has once again added the 410 sprints to the regular show for this Saturday night paying $2000 to win. Also on the card will be the big block modifieds; the 305 sprints; the FASTRAK modifieds; mod lites and the mighty Mercer mini stocks.

The question to be asked in the 410 sprints is who can stop Adam Kekich??? the third generation driver from Hermitage Pennsylvania has dominated the first two shows of 2020 and also winning the last show of 2019. And has done so in convincing fashion this past week lapping up to position number nine in the 25 lap feature event. Other drivers such as Carl Bowser ,Jack Sodeman Jr and Mike Bauer, who have one elsewhere the season, have still been shut out of Mercer’s victory Lane ...will that end this Saturday night?

The Big block modifieds will be trying to reclaim their turf from the Big Apple this weekend !! Phil Vigneri, Erick Rudolph, and most recently Chad Brachmann who won the annual Michaels memorial paying $5100 to win have been keeping the local contingent out of victory lane. Last years track champ Rex King Sr has had nothing but trouble so far in 2020 at the bent egg oval, his son Rex King Jr finished in the runner up position Saturday night, and Garrett Krummert has been in the top 5 all year. Will this be the week that a local driver keeps the money here at home ?

The 305 sprints had a first time winner in Randy Sterling as he held off the charges of multi time feature winners Greg Dobrosky and Kyle Colwell. There hasn’t been a repeat winner so far in 2020 as Jake Gomola and Chase Metheney picked up the other 2 checkers.

The FASTRAK modifieds finally had a new winner Saturday night as Chas Wolbert made a visit and it paid off as Eric Gabanys undefeated streak has been snapped!! Jordan Ehrenberg and Brandon Ritchey have had 3 top 5 finishes as well!!

The mighty Mercer mini stocks again has a finish down to the wire as Mike Porterfield won his 2nd feature in a row this time holding back 15 to winner Pete Blaczak! 17 time winner Tim Callahan won opening night and Andy Thompson is the only other driver to have 3 top 5s out of the 38 drivers who have competed at Mercer this season.

The mod lites will make their 3rd appearance of 2020 as last years champion Vivian Jones won opening night and fellow youngster Nathaniel Bale also nabbed his first ever win 2 weeks ago. Jason Gracey has bee in the top 5 both nights and Vivians brother Roman has been close as well

Pits open at 4 pm
Grandstands at 5
Hot laps for the Sprints at 6:30
Racing at 7 pm

Grandstands admission is
$15 for adults
$13 for seniors
Pits are $30

For more information on Mercer please visit our Facebook page or our website at www.mercerracewayparkdotcom. You can also contact the track at 724-662-1310 or on Facebook messenger .

 

 

Diamond Mountain Speedway Finally Gets Back To Racing

By Stephanie Deatherage

Susanville, California- Diamond Mountain Speedway was happy to get back to racing on Friday, August 7th, and Saturday, the 8th. It was the first time since Independence Day weekend that the Lassen County Fairgrounds facility had been in action. Both nights witnessed the Northern Nevada Winged Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, Stock Cars, and Mini Stocks while Saturday was the lone appearance for the Dwarf Cars.

Reno, Nevada’s Trey Walters picked up the Friday night win in the Northern Nevada Winged Sprint division. It marks the ninth occasion he has parked it in victory lane in 2020. Fellow Reno racers Jordan Garretson and Nick Purdy were second and third. Steven Williams came across the wire fourth over Darren Boone who got fifth.

Jordan Garretson would get the job done on Saturday evening for his first win of the season. Trey Walters settled the night in second while Bruce Ferrier, from Fallon, Nevada, came in third. Steven Williams once more was fourth with Dallas Ott, of Fallon, getting fifth.

In the IMCA Modified ranks it was Riley Simmons hitting the pay dirt. The Susanville native would accrue his first win of the 2020 season. Klamath Falls, Oregon’s Nick Trenchard, running for car owners Rich and Nikki Biehn, posted a second-place result over third finishing Cory Sample, out of Winnemucca, Nevada. Nipomo racer Trevor Fitz ended his night fourth with fifth going to Ryan McDaniel, from Marysville. Phoenix, Oregon veteran Jeremy Richey won the B Main.

For night two Jimmy Lipke, of Yreka, scored a massive win over the field. It is Lipke’s second win of 2020 but the first time he has done so at Susanville. Nick Trenchard again would post a runner-up finish while Chris Nieman, from Quincy, getting third. Phoenix, Oregon youngster Justin McCreadie wound up fourth while Ryan McDaniel doubled down as the fifth-place finisher. Night one winner Riley Simmons beat the competition in the consolation feature.

In the IMCA Sport Mods, Craig Nieman once again visited victory lane. The Reno, Nevada racer earned his second win of the season both of which came at Diamond Mountain Speedway. Yuba City’s Timothy Allerdings was second over Mike Ficklin, from Oroville, in third. Janesville driver Colton Chew wound up fourth while behind him, in fifth, Ryan Belli, of Beckworth.

Central Point, Oregon’s Jorddon Braaten put together a great night on Saturday to win for the first time at DMS in 2020. However, it is his sixth overall victory at three different tracks this year. Brian Baker, making the long journey from Bakersfield, posted a runner-up performance over third finishing Timothy Allerdings. Fourth and fifth went to Craig Nieman and Colton Chew, respectively.

In the Stock Car class, Royce Goetz, from Dayton, Nevada, put up a great performance to win the main event. Gardnerville, Nevada veteran Robert Miller finished second while Randy Boyd, of Dayton, Nevada, was third. Fallon, Nevada’s Jesse Gonzalez wound up in the fourth spot with fifth going to Paul Stevens.

On Saturday, Royce Goetz doubled up in win column and swept the weekend. Jesse Gonzalez and Robert Miller were behind him in second and third. Jeremy Langenderfer finished the weekend off in fourth with Lakeview, Oregon driver Don Dieter grabbing fifth.

For the Mini Stocks, it would be Tom Davis the car to beat in the main event. Davis picked up the victory beating out second and third place finishers Suzie Schmitt, of Reno, Nevada, and Susanville’s Nick Boucher. Tony Quinonez, from Corning, managed to place fourth over fifth finishing Jason Emmit, of Susanville, in the Matt Canada owned car.

On the last night of competition Tom Davis again would get the job done and be only one of two drivers to sweep the weekend. Kate Robertson, from Susanville, was a respectable second followed by Tony Quinonez, in third. Susanville native Bob Feller placed fourth over Jordan Riley, in fifth.

Lastly, despite just a one-night appearance, the Dwarf Cars put on some thrilling action. Reno, Nevada standout Joe Frock managed to take care of business against the field. Buddy Olschowka, hailing from Tracy, put in a second-place effort with third captured by Vacaville’s Vernon Hubbard. Yerington, Nevada traveler Glenn Sciarani managed to get fourth while fifth was credited to Billie Canham.

Diamond Mountain Speedway returns to racing on Saturday, August 15th. Classes on the cards include Mini Stocks, Hobby Stocks, IMCA Sport Mods, and IMCA Modifieds. For more information and the latest news, visit www.diamondmountainspeedway.com or check out the track Facebook page.

2020 Diamond Mountain Speedway Sponsors

Les Schwab Tire Center

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KSUE 1240 AM News Talk Sports Radio

Red Lion Inn & Suites of Susanville

Summit Racing

Ron Brown

Race Results:

Friday, August 7th, 2020

Diamond Mountain Speedway

Susanville, California

Northern Nevada Winged Sprints

A-Feature: 1. Trey Walters; 2. Jordan Garretson; 3. Nick Purdy; 4. Steven Williams; 5. Darren Boone; 6. Dallas Ott; 7. Bruce Ferrier; 8. Bob Shank

IMCA Modifieds

A-Feature: 1. Riley Simmons; 2. Nick Trenchard; 3. Cory Sample; 4. Trevor Fitz; 5. Ryan McDaniel; 6. Gene Kay; 7. Robert Miller; 8. Jeremy Richey; 9. Justin McCreadie; 10. Matt Murphy; 11. Wade Kennemore; 12. Alec Childs; 13. Scott Foreman; 14. Wade Lumsden; 15. Nevin Kennemore; 16. James Thibodeaux; 17. Kevin Boles; 18. Larry McCracken; 19. Zane DeVilbiss; 20. Mitch Murphy

B-Feature: 1. Jeremy Richey; 2. Zane DeVilbiss; 3. Robert Miller; 4. Matt Murphy; 5. Mitch Murphy; 6. Kevin Boles; 7. Alec Childs; 8. Justin McCreadie; 9. Boyd Murchison; 10. Chris Nieman; 11. Jeff White

IMCA Sport Mods

A-Feature: 1. Craig Nieman; 2. Timothy Allerdings; 3. Zac Potts; 4. Colton Chew; 5. Ryan Belli; 6. Tyler Rodgers; 7. Braxton Possinger; 8. Dennis Crook; 9. Shawn Merrit; 10. Scott Foster; 11. Randy Wright; 12. Jimmy Ray Huffman; 13. Nathan Howard; 14. Jace Wright; 15. Jorddon Braaten

Stock Cars

A-Feature: 1. Royce Goetz; 2. Robert Miller; 3. Randy Boyd; 4. Jesse Gonzalez; 5. Paul Stevens; 6. Aaron Flournay; 7. David Ausano; 8. Joseph Conroy; 9. Robert Warf; 10. Dave Flournay; 11. Eddie Simmons; 12. Jacob Dias; 13. Doug Weeks; 14. Jimmy Burhorst; 15. Steven Buhr; 16. Jake Hutson; 17. Don Diettier; 18. Shayna Nieman; 19. Greg McCully; 20. Zack Havel; 21. Kyler Honea

Mini Stocks

A-Feature: 1. Tom Davis; 2. Suzie Schmitt; 3. Nick Boucher; 4. Tony Quinonez; 5. Jason Emmit; 6. Bob Feller; 7. Salvador Saucedo; 8. Katelynn Robertson; 9. Madison Hood; 10. Anthony Hovland; 11. Johnny Moya; 12. Ainsleigh Evenson; 13. Bob Kelly; 14. Doug Hast; 15. Stephen Crook; 16. Jack Turner

Saturday, August 8th, 2020

Diamond Mountain Speedway

Susanville, California

Northern Nevada Winged Sprints

A-Feature: 1. Jordan Garretson; 2. Trey Walters; 3. Bruce Ferrier; 4. Steven Williams; 5. Dallas Ott; 6. Darren Boone; 7. Nick Purdy; 8. Bob Shank

IMCA Modifieds

A-Feature: 1. Jimmy Lipke; 2. Nick Trenchard; 3. Chris Nieman; 4. Justin McCreadie; 5. Ryan McDaniel; 6. Gene Kay; 7. Robert Miller; 8. Riley Simmons; 9. Cory Sample; 10. James Thibodeaux; 11. Scott Foreman; 12. Jeremy Richey; 13. Larry McCracken; 14. Nevin Kennemore; 15. Royce Goetz; 16. Wade Kennemore; 17. Wade Lumsden; 18. Matt Murphy; 19. Alec Childs; 20. Trevor Fitz

B-Feature: 1. Riley Simmons; 2. Robert Miller; 3. Cory Sample; 4. Royce Goetz; 5. Trevor Fitz; 6. Wade Kennemore; 7. Scott Foreman; 8. Wade Lumsden; 9. Kevin Boles; 10. Justin Saltel; 11. Jeff Chew; 12. Boyd Murchison; 13. Barry Stone; 14. Jim Turner; 15. 34G; 16. Dave Sciarroni

IMCA Sport Mods

A-Feature: 1. Jorddon Braaten; 2. Brian Baker; 3. Timothy Allerdings; 4. Craig Nieman; 5. Colton Chew; 6. Richard Longacre; 7. Mike Merrit; 8. Randy Wright; 9. Dennis Crook; 10. Scott Savell; 11. Scott Foster; 12. Bill Pearson; 13. Jace Wright; 14. Ryan Belli; 15. Mike Ficklin; 16. Shawn Merrit; 17. Nathan Howard; 18. Braxton Possinger;

Hobby Stocks

A-Feature: 1. Royce Goetz; 2. Jesse Gonzalez; 3. Robert Miller; 4. Jeremy Langenderger; 5. Don Diettier; 6. Jake Hutson; 7. David Ausano; 8. Randy Boyd; 9. Jacob Dias; 10. Paul Stevens; 11. Ronnie Goetz; 12. Robert Warf; 13. Steven Buhr; 14. Dave Flournay; 15. Jimmy Burhorst; 16. Joseph Conroy; 17. Eddie Simmons; 18. Zack Havel

Mini Stocks

A-Feature: 1. Tom Davis; 2. Katelynn Robertson; 3. Tony Quinonez; 4. Bob Feller; 5. Jordan Riley; 6. Madison Hood; 7. Anthony Houland; 8. Johnny Moya; 9. Johnny Dahlen; 10. Doug Hast; 11. Ainsleigh Evenson; DNS Jack Turner; DNS Salvador Saucedo

Dwarf Cars

A-Feature: 1. Joe Frock; 2. Buddy Olschowka; 3. Vernon Hubbard; 4. Glenn Sciarani; 5. Billie Canham; 6. Roy Petersen; 7. Skip Hempler; 8. Donald Petersen; 9. Isaak Geil

 

 

Weekend of Motorsports Scheduled for Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center American Flat Track & USAC Silver Crown Series on Tap August 21-23

(Indianapolis, IN) Motorsports fans are excited about a big weekend of racing, coming to the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center, Friday-Sunday, August 21-23. Friday and Saturday action features racing of the two-wheeled variety with American Flat Track followed by the return of the Hoosier Hundred for USAC Silver Crown on Sunday.

Plans to resurface the racetrack had originally seen the historic venue fall off the American Flat Track schedule, but upon learning that the track’s original surface remained intact, America’s Original Extreme Sport will return to the Indy Mile for the first time since 2015 for a two-day doubleheader event.

The Hoosier 100 on Sunday will be the 65th running of the storied event. The USAC Silver Crown Series fans were distraught last year when it looked as if they were seeing their final event at the fairgrounds. Due to the uncertainty of live racing in the current conditions, this last-minute announcement elated fans with an opportunity to return.

The events will be held with strict adherence to a 25% limit on attendance and sanitation protocol in accordance with the CDC and state and local policies. Attendees are required to wear masks upon entry and masks will be provided at the pre-entry medical screening checkpoint..

Tickets for the American Flat Track Friday and Saturday events are available at store.americanflattrack.com. Tickets for Sunday’s Hoosier 100 are available at www.usactickets.com.

 

 

Team ILP Drivers Win 360 Knoxville Nationals and Ultimate Challenge

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Aug. 13, 2020) - Inside Line Promotions clients captured four impressive victories during the last week, including a pair of marquee events.

Kerry Madsen scored his first triumph of the season as the Big Game Motorsports driver won the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday.

Tyler Thompson was also victorious on Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.

Brian Brown led the distance to claim the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co. on Sunday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

SawBlade.com sponsored John Carney II won an ASCS Sprint Week show at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., on Wednesday.

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To learn more about professional PR, email Shawn@InsideLinePromotions or call 541-510-3663.

2020 TEAM ILP FEATURE WINNERS -

Jack Dover - 6 (New Raceway Park in Jefferson, S.D., on May 17; Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D., on May 23; I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D., on May 30, June 6 and July 25; and Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, July 10); Brian Brown - 5 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 6, July 3 [twice] and July 11 and Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, on Aug. 9); John Carney II - 4 (Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas, on June 6, June 13 and July 18; and West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, Texas, on June 19); Derek Hagar - 4 (Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., on May 31; Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on June 12; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on June 13; and I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on July 25); James Setters - 4 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on June 19, June 26, July 3 and July 24); Seth Bergman - 3 (Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on May 29 and Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., on July 24 and July 25); Joey Amantea - 2 (Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa., on July 4 and July 25); Dylan Cisney - 2 (Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on March 1 and June 6); Dominic Scelzi - 2 (Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on May 24 and Chatham Speedway in Chatham, La., on June 14); Channin Tankersley - 2 (Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas, on May 9 and Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on July 10); Garet Williamson - 2 (KC Raceway in Independence, Mo., on May 15 and Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on June 6); Scott Bogucki - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 4); Trey Burke - 1 (NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Ky., on June 14); John Carney II - 1 (Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., on Aug. 12); Brenham Crouch - 1 (Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on June 14); Justin Henderson - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 4); Kerry Madsen - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 8); Giovanni Scelzi - 1 (New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna, Fla., on Feb. 9); Trey Starks - 1 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on July 23); and Tyler Thompson - 1 (Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on Aug. 8).

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CONTINUED MANDATES FROM OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DUE TO COVID-19 FORCES SHARON'S AUGUST 22 WORLD OF OUTLAWS LATE MODEL EVENT TO BE CANCELLED

Hartford, OH August 12, 2020 Due to the continued mandates set forth by the Ohio Department of Health from the COVID-19 pandemic including no spectators being permitted at events throughout the state of Ohio, Sharon Speedway has reluctantly been forced to cancel the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series event scheduled for August 22. Those that purchased tickets for the event will be refunded to the credit/debit card that was used to purchase the tickets.

The 2020 season continues to be indefinitely on hold; stay tuned for any further updates. Track rentals are available by contacting general manager Dave Willoughby at 330-770-1886.

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sharonspdwy.

 

 

Unique Format for DCRP’s Labor Day Weekend Spectacular

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (August 12, 2020) – Racers and fans will have something a little different to look forward to for the upcoming Labor Day weekend spectacular at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday and Sunday, September 5-6.

The special non-points event weekend will utilize qualifying to determine heat race lineups for each class rather than the traditional pill draw or points-average based lineups.

Each night, racers in each of the five classes will time in during their hot lap session with their fastest lap setting the qualifying time order that will set heat race lineups. Corresponding heat race finishes along with qualifying times will then set the feature lineups.

The pair of Labor Day weekend events will include a full card of Hambelton Racing DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

The Labor Day Weekend Spectacular follows an off weekend after this coming weekend’s Prelude to Mayhem and then the Fourth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals and Seventh Annual Sport Modified Mayhem North vs. South Duel on August 20-22.

Detailed schedule information is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

The Comfort Suites located conveniently at 2700 West Wyatt Earp Boulevard in Dodge City is the official lodging partner of Dodge City Raceway Park. With an extensive list of classic amenities, Comfort Suites will help you feel right at home when traveling. Be sure to ask for the Dodge City Raceway Park rate when booking. For more information, check online at https://www.choicehotels.com/kansas/dodge-city/comfort-suites-hotels/ks193?brand=CI or call 620-801-4545.

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.


 

Sean Becker Hard Charges at Ocean Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Traveling to Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA and Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA over the weekend with Van Lare Motorsports, Sean Becker would put on quite a charge Friday night as finished third before a 10th place finish on Saturday.

“I have been doing a poor job in time trials lately, and on Friday it put us in too big of a hole to completely climb out of,” Sean Becker said. “We had a really fast car in the in main event, but I wasn’t able to get to the front soon enough to battle for the lead.

Checking in at the scenic Ocean Speedway on Friday night, Becker would time the Pro Aggregate/All About Fire Protection/Bianchi Farms backed no. 5v machine in 14th quickest in time trials amidst the 27 drivers checked in for the night.

Advancing from fifth to fourth in his heat race, ‘The Shark’ would transfer directly into the feature event, where he would take the green flag from the 14th starting position.

Getting off to a nice start, Becker would quickly jump into the Top-10 as he ran 10th until lap seven when he was able to pull into the eighth position.

Continuing to make moves on the ¼ mile bullring, Becker would crack the Top-5 just prior to the race’s halfway point on the 13th lap.

Battling inside the Top-5, the Roseville, CA driver would move into fourth with just 13 laps left in the race, and would run there for the next 10 circuits. Taking over third on lap 28, Becker would chase after the lead duo of DJ Netto and Justin Sanders, but could not run them down as he settled for the final position on the podium.

Heading to Keller Auto Speedway on Saturday night, a two-heat format would see Becker pick up a second place finish in his first heat race, and a sixth place finish in his second heat.

Lining up third in the feature event, Becker would hold down a spot in the Top-three as he looked to grab a win at his fifth different track in 2020. Battling between third and fourth during the first half of the feature, Becker would move into second on the 14th lap.

Running second for the next five laps, the battle would heat up for the position and a bold move would result in Becker spinning his machine to stop on the 20th lap.

Restarting from the tail end of the field, Becker would still showcase a very strong car as he would pick up 10 positions in the final 10 laps and close his night out with a 10th place finish.

“Our car was super sporty all night on Saturday,” Becker added. ‘We put ourselves in a perfect position to get a win, but I had a huge mistake and threw our chances away. As mad as I am at myself, I am still very confident we can get back to victory lane soon.”

Becker and Monhoff Racing would like to thank LRB, and Triple X Race Co. for their continued support.

Becker and Van Lare Motorsports would like to thank Pro Aggregate, All About Fire Protection, Bianchi Farms, Shark Racing Engines, CCI, Van Lare Steering Repair, and Triple X Race Co. for their support in 2020.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-20, Wins-4, Top 5’s- 13, Top-10’s- 17

ON TAP: Becker will be back in action tonight at Marysville Raceway in the Monhoff Racing No. 35 machine.

STAY CONNECTED: If you can’t be at the track, make sure to follow @MrsSharkBecker on twitter for constant updates, or become a fan on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SeanBeckerRacing1023.

 

 

Brian Brown Contends for 360 Knoxville Nationals Title Before Winning Ultimate Challenge

Inside Line Promotions - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 12, 2020) - Brian Brown kicked off Iowa Speedweek by earning a runner-up result during his preliminary night at the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.

Although a mechanical problem derailed another podium outing during the final night of the marquee event at Knoxville Raceway, Brown rebounded the ensuing night by capturing the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co. at Southern Iowa Speedway.

Aug. 7 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 2 (4).

"We had hopes of going in and setting quick time," Brown said. "For whatever reason we were off a little with our car. It felt like I was up and out of the track more than I'd like to be. It shows the quality of cars if you're off a little and you go 10th quick. We were able to go fifth to third in the heat and that was good points there. In the feature we started fourth and I felt like we were a fourth-place car behind Lynton (Jeffrey), Scott (Bogucki) and Sawyer (Phillips). We had a yellow with a couple of laps to go and I was able to make a good run to go from fourth to second after the restart. I think it was worth two and a half rows on the field on Saturday so that was a big move to put us in position to win the 360 Nationals."

Aug. 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Feature: 16 (7).

"We definitely felt like we had some good notes," Brown said. "Me and Chad put our heads together on how we wanted to attack the situation. We had a car capable of winning. We drove by some really good race car drivers to get into second and chew into Kerry Madsen's lead. With six or seven laps to go I was hoping for a yellow to bunch us back up and give us a shot. One never came and we had an engine let go on the last lap."

Aug. 9 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Heat race: 2 (3); Qualifier: 1 (4); Feature: 1 (1).

"We had a brand new Rider engine in on Sunday," Brown said. "We'd never ran it before and it ran good all night. We moved forward in the heat and won the qualifier from fourth. We started on the front row with Dominic (Scelzi) in the feature. Once we got going it went non-stop. We had a really good car, but we got tight late in traffic. It gave Dominic an opportunity to slide us. He slid us in turn three and we were able to cut back under him to get the win. It's good to get a win during Iowa Speedweek."

UP NEXT - Thursday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for The One and Only and the 9th annual Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

"It's not the Knoxville Nationals, but Knoxville Raceway and the World of Outlaws could have thrown the towel in," Brown said. "Not only are they having a race, but a race with this type of money is big. $50,000 is a huge payday in our sport. There will be 70 really good cars. The fans will see the qualifying nights being more exciting than normal with everyone running each night instead of a split field. I'm excited."

SEASON STATS -

37 races, 5 wins, 13 top fives, 21 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 28 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/

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"We've been involved with HostIowa.net since 2005," Brown said. "They do a great job of not only building and hosting our website, but Knoxville Raceway's as well. They're a big part of our sport."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, FVP Stay Tuned, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Champion Brands, Rams Racing, MC Power, Housby, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, J.D. Welding & Machine, Weld Wheels, Fischer Body Shop, Smiley's Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, The Waldinger Corporation, Restless Distillery, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny's Components, Rod End Supply, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines and MSD Ignition for their continued support.

 

Last Call for Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals Pre-Entry

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (August 12, 2020) – The clock is ticking away for drivers to save money on their entry into next week’s Fourth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval in southwest Kansas.

Entries submitted by Thursday, August 13, are just $100 with a driver pit pass of $20 per night. Entries submitted after August 13 are $150 with driver pit pass at $30 per night.

Entry forms for the Fourth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals are available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/DCRP-305-Sprint-Car-Nationals-2020-Entry-Form.pdf.

The $3,000-to-win, $400-to-start extravaganza takes place next week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 20-22. A full card of racing action takes place on both Thursday and Friday, accumulating points that will set the stage for Saturday’s championship night.

With lap money in play as well, the feature winner could collect as much as $4,500 along with Dash money, preliminary night winnings and other special awards up for grabs over the weekend.

Along with the Sprint Cars, the Seventh Annual IMCA Sport Modified Mayhem North vs. South Duel will take place as well with a $1,500 winner’s share up for grabs along with $150 to start.

After Fort Worth’s Kevin Ramey topped the inaugural version of the DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals in 2017, Fairview, Oklahoma’s Jake Martens pocketed $4,040 including lap money by fending off a last-lap slider from Jake Bubak and then beating Chad Koch to the stripe in last year’s hair-raising finale.

Bubak upped the overall total by sweeping through last year’s Nationals, piling up $6,300 in winnings over the course of the weekend.

The Vitals:

The What: The Fourth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals. Hambelton Racing DCRP Sprint Cars versus United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS) along with a number of other invaders from throughout.

The When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 20-22. Races begin at 7:30 p.m. each night.

The Where: 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.

The Format: All cars run each night. Thursday and Friday heat races lined up according to pill draw with passing points in effect to determine “B” Main(s) and “A” Main lineup each night. Top 8 in passing points will redraw for feature starting position with 9-16 in passing points making up rows five through eight of the “A” Main. Balance will go to two or three “B” Mains based upon car count to fill out the 22-car “A” Main.

Event points will be awarded as follows to determine Saturday night lineups:

Heat Races – 1st – 20, 2nd -18, 3rd – 16, 4th – 14th, etc.

Additionally, 0.5 points will be awarded for each heat race position gained and 0.3 points will be deducted for each position lost.

A Feature Points: 1st – 100, 2nd – 95, 3rd – 91, 4th – 88, 5th – 85, 6th – 82, 7th – 79, 8th – 76, 9th – 73, 10th – 70, 11th – 68, 12th – 66, 13th – 64, 14th – 62, 15th -60, 16th – 58th, 17th – 56, 18th – 54, 19th – 52, 20th – 50, 21st – 48, 22nd - 46.

B Main Non-Transfers – 1st – 44, 2nd -42, 3rd – 40, etc.

Saturday:

Top 6 in combined points from Thursday and Friday lock-in to the Triple A Trucking Dash for Cash ($1,000 total purse) to determine lineup for front three rows of the feature.

Balance go to heat races lined up based upon overall point totals from the previous two nights with an invert of six. Saturday heat points (1st – 120, 2nd – 108, 3rd – 96, 4th – 84, 5th – 72, etc.) are added to preliminary night totals to determine balance of “A” Main and “B” Main(s) lineups. Top ten total go to positions 7-16 of “A” Main, balance to “B” Main(s).

The Payout: Saturday – $3,000, 2. $1,500, 3. $1,200, 4. $1,000, 5. $800, 6. $700, 7. $650, 8. $600, 9. $550, 10. $500, 11. $475, 12. $450, 13. $425, 14. $400, 15. $400, 16. $400, 17. $400, 18. $400, 19. $400, 20. $400, 21. $400, 22. $400. $150 for Non-Qualifiers.

Plus - $50/$30/$20 lap money for 1st, 2nd and 3rd each of the 30 laps.

Plus – Mel Hambelton Racing Dash for Cash for top 6 in combined preliminary points that sets first three rows of feature lineup: 1st - $300, 2nd - $200, 3rd - $150, 4th - $150, 5th - $100, 6th - $100.

Thursday and Friday Prelims: 1. $600, 2. $400, 3. $350, 4. $325, 5. $300, 6. $275, 7. $250, 8. $225, 9. $200, 10. $175, 11. $150, 12. $125, 13. $120, 14. $110, 15. $100, 16. $100, 17. $100, 18. $100, 19. $100, 20. $100, 21. $100, 22. $100. $50 for Non-Qualifiers.

The Entries: The full list of entries is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/driver-info/dcrp-305-sprint-car-nationals/entries/.

The Lap Sponsors: In addition to an already hefty payout, another $3,000 in lap money will be distributed in Saturday night’s 30-lap championship feature. Each lap will be worth $100 with the leader collecting $50, second-place picking up $30 and third-place earning $20.

Lap sponsors are listed at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/driver-info/dcrp-305-sprint-car-nationals/lap-sponsors/. Only a few remain, so be sure to get one before they’re gone.

The Regulations: Standard Hambelton Racing DCRP Sprint Car rules will be in effect for the Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals, with the following items to be noted:

---Right rear tire may be either the Hoosier Racesaver or Hoosier 105x16.0-15 Medium. Any tire is allowed on the other three corners. All tires must durometer a minimum of 35.

---Top wing (maximum 5x5) must be totally flat to run a wicker bill up to two inches. No wicker bills permitted on dished wings. Sideboards on the top wing must be 90 degrees square to center foil. The leading edge of the nose wing can be no further forward than 20 inches of the leading edge of the front axle.

---Cockpit adjustable weight jacks, shocks or wings will not be permitted. Titanium brakes are okay.

The Pit Party: The Jones-Richardson Racing Pit Party will take place upon the completion of Friday night’s racing action. All teams and fans are invited to enjoy the fun with free pizza and beverages while supplies last.

Special Awards: Several special awards are in place according:

Hard Charger Award courtesy of Steve Hilker Trucking, Inc.

$500 Mid-Way Bonus courtesy of Adams Roofing ($250, $150, $100 for top three on lap 15 of Saturday Night feature)

$250 Best Appearing Car courtesy of Adams Roof Tech

Past Champions: Each of the previous renditions of the Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals have come down to spirited last-lap battles for the lead with winners hailing from Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado.

2017 – Kevin Ramey (Fort Worth, TX)

2018 - Jake Martens (Fairview, OK)

2019 – Jake Bubak (Arvada, CO)

The Tickets & Pit Passes: Tickets to the Thursday and Friday preliminary events are only $12 for each night with Saturday’s finale just $20 while children eleven and under are free each night. Pit passes are $30 for each night.

The Accommodations: The Comfort Suites located conveniently at 2700 West Wyatt Earp Boulevard in Dodge City is the official lodging partner of Dodge City Raceway Park. With an extensive list of classic amenities, Comfort Suites will help you feel right at home when traveling.

Be sure to ask for the Dodge City Raceway Park rate when booking. For more information, check online at https://www.choicehotels.com/kansas/dodge-city/comfort-suites-hotels/ks193?brand=CI or call 620-801-4545.

In total, the 2020 season atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval is slated for a dozen nights of action along with another six Sunday cards atop the 1/7-mile Little DCRP clay oval.

Detailed schedule information is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

Lubbock Wrecker Service has over 50 years of collective experience providing heavy duty, medium duty, and light vehicle towing. Their licensed, bonded, insured drivers are true professionals to handle all your towing needs, no matter the size. Whether you need a vehicle towed just for removal, or if you need an emergency wrecker, Lubbock Wrecker Service has two locations to serve you. More information regarding Lubbock Wrecker Service is available at www.lubbockwrecker.com or by calling 806-748-1044 or 325-573-6300.

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.

 

 

Hagar Seeking Second Straight Win at I-30 Speedway This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Aug. 12, 2020) - Derek Hagar is aiming for his fifth feature triumph of the season this Saturday when he ventures to I-30 Speedway.

Hagar invades the high-banked oval in Little Rock, Ark., as part of the ASCS Sprint Week. It will mark his first race since winning at the track on July 25.

"We were able to go out and show a lot of speed," he said. "We haven't done a lot of consecutive racing this year like we normally do."

Hagar has only been able to race a half dozen times since the pandemic hit in the middle of March. However, he's made the most of the opportunities by winning four times and finishing second in another race.

"That weighs on my mind not racing and other guys getting to stay in the seat," he said. "That bothers me during the week, but when I strap my helmet on it's back to game on."

Hagar said he anticipates his schedule will pick up during the final couple of months of the season.

"I just counted and I think we have 15 races to go," he said. "We're looking forward to getting more races under our belt and hopefully we can continue the same success rate."

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 4 wins, 6 top fives, 7 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., during the ASCS Sprint Week

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

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"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."

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Clergy to Drive School Buses in Special Race

Friday Night at Gas City I-69 Speedway

To Determine Who Is the ‘Faster Pastor’

GAS CITY, Ind., Aug. 13 – Four Indiana clergy members will test their skills driving school buses in a special “Faster Pastor” race during the “Mid-Summer Showdown” tomorrow night at Gas City I-69 Speedway.

Brock Meyer, lead pastor of Fairmount Friends Church; Kevin Greenlee, senior minister of Unity Christian Church in Marion; Jared Webb, assistant pastor of Lakeview Wesleyan Church in Marion, and James McKinnie, men’s program minister for the Grant County Rescue Mission in Marion have agreed to compete in the special event during intermission. The quartet will drive school buses in a four-lap dash around the quarter-mile dirt oval to determine the bragging rights in the annual event.

The winning pastor will receive a $500 donation to his church, and the pastor with the loudest supporters will also be granted a $500 donation from the speedway.

Webb may have an advantage, as he’s the only clergy member returning from last year’s event.

Charles Riley, senior pastor of Abundant Life Church in Kokomo and Westfield, led wire to wire to win the special “Faster Pastor” school bus race last year.

A 25-lap non-wing sprint car feature, a 20-lap modified feature, a 15-lap street stock feature and a 15-lap hornet feature will headline the program.

The pit gate opens at 3 p.m. and the grandstands at 5 p.m. Hot laps start at 6:30 p.m. and the racing begins at 7:30 p.m.

An adult general admission costs $15, while kids 12 and under are free. A pit pass is $30. Tickets will be available at the speedway's ticket office Friday night.

Gas City I-69 Speedway is located on State Road 22, approximately a half-mile west of I-69, exit 259.

The complete 2020 schedule is on the track’s website at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans and competitors can also follow it on Twitter: @GasCitySpeedway; Instagram: @GasCitySpeedway and Facebook: GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas.

 

 

Daniel Enjoying Challenging Battle for World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year Award

Inside Line Promotions - PEVELY, Mo. (Aug. 12, 2020) - The famed Knoxville Nationals usually marks a midpoint and often times the highest point to each sprint car season.

However, this year is different. The marquee World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, has been replaced by The One and Only and the 9th annual Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank this Thursday through Saturday.

While it still might represent the middle of the season, no one quite knows what the future holds as the 2020 campaign has been a wild one.

Mason Daniel is a contender for the World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year Award as two drivers are vying for the prestigious honor. Daniel enters the event at Knoxville Raceway this weekend with a 10-point lead in the Rookie of the Year chase.

"We've had some good runs and then some not so great runs this year," he said. "For me, it's been my first time at a lot of these tracks. I'm still learning a bunch. I feel like when we get back to some tracks where we have some laps we will produce better results."

Knoxville Raceway presents that opportunity this weekend. Daniel has visited the half-mile oval multiple times in the last couple of seasons. However, this weekend he will duke it out among a field of approximately 70 elite drivers.

"With the different format I think you take a step back and look at it like it's another three-day race weekend with the World of Outlaws because we're racing every night unlike the traditional Knoxville Nationals format," he said. "You have to be on your game every single night. We tested there last month and ran some good lap times. It'll be interesting to see how we stack up against this great field."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for The One and Only and the 9th annual Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

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"We're very excited to partner with Razzle Dazzle and DLJ Produce," Daniel said. "Our family has worked with them in the past and we're thrilled to bring them on board our race team as we tackle the biggest stage in sprint car racing in 2020."

Daniel would like to thank Young's Commercial Transfer, TruStar Energy, Valley Pacific, BTC Bank, Dillon Risk Management, Extreme Brand Products, King Racing Products, QA1 Rod Ends, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wings Unlimited, Bell Helmets, Golden State Peterbilt, E.M. Tharp, Fresno Truck Center and Suncrest Bank for their continued support.

 

 

Colby Copeland and Canales Racing claim top-five finish at Ultimate Challenge in Oskaloosa

By Gary Thomas

Oskaloosa, Iowa – August 12, 2020…Kicking-off their Iowa adventure this past weekend Canales Racing and driver Colby Copeland put together a strong outing in Oskaloosa on Sunday night, which culminated in a top-five effort at the annual “Ultimate Challenge.”

Competing with Lucas Oil ASCS at Southern Iowa Speedway Copeland showed speed right off the bat driving from seventh to fourth in his heat race, before carving his way from fourth to second in the qualifier. It gave him enough points to earn an outside row two starting spot in the 25-lap finale on the blazing fast half-mile.

At the waving of the green flag the Roseville, California driver settled into fifth and ran there until the caution waved for Austin McCarl on lap seven, which bumped him up a spot for the restart. When going back green Copeland battled with fellow Californian Shane Golobic and when the checkered flag eventually waved, he would cross the stripe in fifth to cap off a solid night of racing. Finishing ahead of him were Brian Brown, Dominic Scelzi, Brock Zearfoss and Golobic.

“It felt really good to claim a top-five at the Ultimate Challenge in Oskaloosa last Sunday,” commented the 28-year-old. “Southern Iowa Speedway is a big half-mile and we hadn’t run on anything like that until this past Friday at Knoxville. To end up fifth in a 45-car field was solid for this entire team and I can’t thank Trevor Canales enough for giving me a great car. We’ll now turn our attention to the Knoxville Raceway this weekend.”

Copeland and Canales Racing will return to the “Sprint Car Capital of the World” this Thursday, Friday and Saturday for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series sanctioned “One and Only.” The three-night event at Knoxville Raceway culminates with the annual “Capitani Classic” on Saturday evening.

Canales Racing and the No. 5C of Colby Copeland would like to thank Econo Lube N’ Tune & Brakes, Eagle Companies Inc., Geico Insurance, American River Overhead Door Inc., FVP, NOS Energy Drink, Northstar Concrete Pumping, Borello Race Engines, Performance Powder Coating and Sandblasting, Les Schwab Tires of Antelope, Harley Davidson of Rocklin and Folsom, Bianchi Farms, Vanlare Steering Repair, A.R.T. Enterprises, Tognottis and Konnected Clothing for their support this season.

Canales Racing Knoxville 360 Nationals and Ultimate Challenge Quick Recap-

Knoxville 360 Nationals Prelim- Qualified (16th), Heat Race (7th), B-main (6th) Knoxville 360 Nationals Finale- C-main (10th) Oskaloosa Ultimate Challenge- Heat race (4th), Qualifier (2nd), A-main (5th)

Upcoming Races for Colby Copeland-

August 13th: World of Outlaws “One and Only” at Knoxville Raceway August 14th: World of Outlaws “One and Only” at Knoxville Raceway August 15th: World of Outlaws “Capitani Classic” at Knoxville Raceway

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To follow along with Colby Copeland and Canales Racing be sure to like the No. 5C team on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Canales-Racing-115829665102935/

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World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Visit River Cities Speedway on August 21

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — August 12, 2020 — The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will make their one and only visit of the season to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., on Friday, August 21 as part of the Gerdau Northern Tour. This season will mark the 14th consecutive year the series has raced at the high-banked bullring. Joining the World of Outlaws will be the NLRA Late Model Series for a full race program.

Donny Schatz has been the dominant driver at River Cities Speedway over the years, racking up 12 wins in 25 races. The 10-time and defending series champion won the August race last year and has visited victory lane in eight of the last 10 Outlaws races at the venue. Schatz has finished in the top-10 in all 25 of the previous main events contested by the series at the track in his home state, with 23 of those being top-five performances. He also doubled up last August, winning the companion NLRA feature event.

A total of 10 drivers have won with the World of Outlaws NOS Sprint Car Series at River Cities Speedway, dating back to 2007. Daryn Pittman, the 2013 series champion, along with David Gravel, Logan Schuchart and Kraig Kinser are all past winners at the track, who will be in attendance on August 21.

Brad Sweet, the defending series champion is the current World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series point leader on the strength of seven wins. Sweet is chasing his first win at River Cities Speedway.

Logan Schuchart, who has five wins, is currently tied with Schatz for second in points. The pair is just 20 markers out of the lead. Schatz has picked up three wins thus far in 2020.

Carson Macedo is currently fourth in the standings, just four points ahead of Sheldon Haudenschild. Macedo, the defending Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner has one win this season, while Haudenschild has two victories.

Pittman, who is chasing his first win of the year, is sixth in the current standings. The veteran driver has 19 top-10 finishes, with nine of those being top-five performances.

David Gravel who has three wins, rides seventh in the series standings, with his teammate Parker Price-Miller in eighth, Jacob Allen in ninth and Kraig Kinser in 10th. Jason Sides is just outside of the top-10.

Mason Daniel and Wayne Johnson are battling for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award in 2020. Daniel currently holds a 10-point advantage in that race.

Tickets for the River Cities Speedway portion of the Gerdau Northern Tour on Friday, August 21, featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and NLRA Late Model Series, can be purchased in advance online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

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Burke Earns Top-Five Finish During First Career Non-Wing Sprint Car Start

Inside Line Promotions - GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (Aug. 12, 2020) - Trey Burke was fully prepared to tackle 'The Sprint Car Capital of the World' last weekend.

Some of the best sprint car drivers in the country converged upon Knoxville Raceway ready to do battle for a $15,000 top prize in the 360 Knoxville Nationals. Burke was prepared to make his debut at the half-mile track in Knoxville, Iowa, but the biggest obstacle was the sign-in process.

Burke posted his age and was told he couldn't participate. Drivers have to be 16-years-old to compete at Knoxville Raceway and he is one year shy of that mark.

Burke loaded up and headed to Missouri, where he competed in his first-ever non-wing 360 race at Valley Speedway. It was a leap, but Burke handled it well and came away with a top-five finish in the feature.

"At first, we thought it was a joke because people were signing in and doing their thing," Burke said. "I put my name on the board and had to put my age. They looked at it and said, 'Yeah, you can't race here.'

"We pretty much talked to every official and they said, 'You've got to be 16.' It was disappointing, but I think what was more disappointing is that I thought we weren't going to be able to race at all.

"Knoxville is such a big race and most other series aren't doing anything. So we scoured and found a non-wing 360 race. Not only was it my first non-wing race, but it was also my first 360 race. It was fun for sure."

It took Burke all of a few laps to get the feel of the car. He lined up sixth in a heat race and charged to third, which put him in a good position for the feature.

Burke held his own against more experienced drivers in the main event. That led to a fun experience and a solid fifth-place effort.

"It's been two years since I ran the non-wing micro so I thought the same thing, which is get the right rear out and let the right rear drive the car," he said. "It worked. Dad, Brad and Todd Shores set the car up and it was a blast."

Burke will enter new territory, again, this week when he competes in the final three nights of ASCS Sprint Week. It will be the first time he runs in the 360 sprint car class with a wing as he plans to finish out the series in Oklahoma and Arkansas. The races are Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.; and Sunday at Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Ark.

"We are going to head back to Oklahoma and run the rest of Sprint Week," he said. "I expected the 360 to be a really huge jump, but after three laps in hot laps I realized it wasn't too bad.

"I'm pretty excited and ready. We've been planning this for a while now and to finally get it in action is nerve-racking but also fun."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 8 - Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo. - Heat race 3 (6); Feature: 5 (5).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 10 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.; and Sunday at Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Ark., during ASCS Sprint Week

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://treyburke.myracepass.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/treyburkeracing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Todd Shores

"We had to borrow two 360s and, obviously, take the two 305s out of our two cars," Burke said. "Somebody has to put those in, so for about a week Todd was over at our shop from 8 a.m. to 4:30 in the afternoon working. It's impressive. He helped set up the car and just kept working. Without him we wouldn't have been able to do any of this."

Burke would also like to thank Dooling Machine Products, Momentum Racing Suspension, TJ Forged, Wells Racing Engines, Maxim Chassis and Simpson Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Mallett Rallies for Top-20 Finish at Ultimate Challenge After Frustrating 360 Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 12, 2020) - Jordon Mallett advanced six positions on Sunday night at Southern Iowa Speedway to finish 18th during the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co.

The performance wrapped up a frustrating trip to Iowa that saw his outing at the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank end in the D Main Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville.

"We rolled into Knoxville as prepared as we've ever been, but we just had absolutely no luck," he said. "The spark box broke before we even took a competitive lap and by the time we got it fixed, the track had slowed down too much to really be able to capitalize on the one lap we got and it pretty much ended our hopes of any success."

Mallett kicked off the weekend in preliminary action on Friday by timing in 41st quickest among 48 drivers in attendance with a lap of 17.908 seconds. He followed that up by finishing where he started in a heat race - ninth. Mallett won the C Main from the second starting position, but his quest to make the feature stalled out in the B Main as he finished 18 th.

"Qualifying is so important and the issues we had just really ruined our whole night and the whole weekend to be honest," he said. "We went as hard as we could in the C and B Mains, but we were so far back that it was going to take a miracle to really get anywhere."

Mallett returned to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night and he raced his way through the E Main by finishing fourth. He then advanced five positions in the D Main to place 14th.

"We didn't do ourselves any favors on our preliminary night and we knew we were in for a long road if we wanted to get in the show," he said. "If anything, we got to try some stuff out on the car and make some changes so I guess we'll chalk it up to a learning experience."

Looking to finish off the trip to Iowa on a higher note, Mallett headed to Southern Iowa Speedway to race with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in the Ultimate Challenge on Sunday night.

Mallett finished where he started in a heat race - ninth - before advancing four positions in a B Main to finish eighth. He opted to take a series provisional to tag the rear of the field in the A Main and he charged forward from 24th to 18th. The six positions gained were the second most among the drivers in the feature and the top-20 run was the 17th of the season for the Greenbrier, Ark., native.

"We had a tough draw early in the night and the track was really narrow early on," he said. "We really just had no luck in Iowa. We played the best hand we could with the cards we were dealt and salvaged a decent night in the feature. It's a weekend that I'm ready to put in the rearview. I was never so glad to be leaving Iowa."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 7 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 41; Heat race: 9 (9); C Main: 1 (2); B Main: 18 (19).

Aug. 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - E Main: 4 (3); D Main: 14 (19).

Aug. 9 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Heat race: 9 (9); B Main: 8 (12); Feature: 18 (24).

SEASON STATS -

20 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 10 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Brown & Miller Racing Solutions

Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, which has more than 40 years of experience, specializes in fuel, oil and water connection systems within the motor sports industry. For more information, visit http://www.BMRS.net.

"BMRS has the highest performing and lightweight package on the market," Mallett said. "We've been working with them for several years. Everything is top notch and first class."

Mallett would like to thank Water for Christ, Triple X Race Co., Awakening Events, Dynotech Race Engines, Racing Optics, Porter Commercial Refrigeration, KSE Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, DHR Suspension, Sinco, Inc., D&K Farms, Autometer, Callies Racing Products, Red River Rack Company, Dickerson Marine Services, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Smiley's Racing Products, MetTec Titanium, Triple X Race Co., MotorState Distributing and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Nolen Racing Finishes 11th at Selinsgrove And Looks Forward to Saturday’s Race at Salem

SELINSGROVE, Pa., Aug. 11 — Considering that the Nolen Racing No. 20 qualified tenth and went to the work area three times during the 74-lap USAC Silver Crown season opener, the team and its driver, Kody Swanson, were glad to salvage an 11th-place finish in the inaugural Bill Holland Classic at Selinsgrove Speedway Sunday night.

“It was a tough day for sure,” Swanson said. “I’m really proud of the effort put in by everyone on this race team. They continued to dig all day to try to help us be the best we could be. We came in during a couple cautions late in the race to try to make the car better. The only thing we could confirm is it was some part issue that was failing in the suspension and causing our grief.We gave it our best effort to salvage what we could both in the work area and on the track to get as many positions as we could. I’m thankful for the effort by everyone. We look forward to running Salem on Saturday and trying to improve.”

The team’s next race in a very busy month is the 61st annual Joe James-Pat O’Connor Memorial this coming Saturday, Aug. 15, at Salem Speedway in Salem, Ind. The team led every lap of that race from the pole last year. In fact, Swanson has won the Silver Crown race at Salem every year for the last four years.

Sunday at Selinsgrove Swanson was third fastest in the final practice session with a 22.324. He qualified tenth in the 24-car field with a time of 22.274 seconds. That was just 0.598 off C.J. Leary’s new track record of 21.676. Swanson’s best lap during the race was lap 43, which he turned in 23.478 with about a half load of fuel.

The race had two red flags; once at the start when David Byrne and Casey Buckman tangled in Turns 3 and 4, and once with 30 laps down when Dave Berkheimer flipped on the frontstretch and his car caught on fire. Luckily no one was hurt in any of the accidents.

Swanson got off to a good start initially and was able to run in the top 10 for the first 10 laps before the problems surfaced with the team’s bright yellow Maxim, which has a Tranter-prepared Chevy engine. Its sponsors includeKECO Coatings, Goodridge and K&N Filters.

Swanson went to the work area under the red for Berkheimer’s accident, again under a yellow with 52 laps down, and a third time when he got a flat tire with just a handful of laps remaining.

The pitstop with 52 laps downcame under a yellow after an accident involving the drivers who were fourthand fifth at the time, Chris Windom and Kevin Thomas Jr., in Turn 3.

Each time Swanson had to restart at the rear of the field, but he still finished on the lead lap and took the checkered just one spot out of the top 10.

Other top runners had problems too. In addition to Windom and Thomas, Justin Grant stopped in Turn 2 with four laps to go while running second. (Swanson pitted under that yellow to have his flat tire changed.) Brady Bacon and Logan Seavey had flat tires on the last lap while running third and fourth, respectively. Leary led the whole race until a restart with two laps to go, when Shane Cottle passed him with a fresher tire.

The top-10 in the final rundown were Cottle, Leary, Kyle Robbins, Bryan Gossel, Carmen Perigo, Kyle Cummins, Bacon, Shane Cockrum, Matt Goodnight and Seavey, with Swanson 11th. Mike Haggenbottom, Ronnie Wuerdeman, Travis Welpott, Windom, Grant, Jake Swanson, Chad Kemenah, Thomas, Matt Westfall, Berkheimer, Jake Simmons, Byrne and Buckman rounded out the field.

The race was 74 laps long because 74 years ago Selinsgrove Speedway held its first race ever, which was a dirt champ car race won by Bill Holland. He went on to win the 1949 Indianapolis 500 and was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum.

For more information see NolenRacing.com and follow the team on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

Alex Pokorski experiences highs of first Sprint Car win, lows of nasty wreck at Plymouth

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) August 11, 2020 – The sport of auto racing can best be described as one of the most rewarding, yet humbling endeavors a person can choose to take part in.

Rookie 360 Sprint Car driver Alex Pokorski can attest to this description as he experienced the joys of visiting victory lane for the very first time behind the wheel of a Sprint Car before feeling the devastating lows of being involved in a hard crash later in the night during a Plymouth Dirt Track Racing program at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, Aug. 8.

With 30 PDTR 360 Sprint Cars checked in to the pit area, Pokorski opened his seventh night driving the No. 4 Pokorski Motorsports 360 Sprint Car, by lining up fifth in the first PDTR 360 Sprint Car heat race.

After losing a spot on the opening lap, Pokorski moved back up to fifth on lap 2 when Shane Wenninger dropped out of the race while running near the front of the field. Pokorski held down the fifth spot over the remainder of the 10-lap race, which was contested on a lightning fast and tacky racing surface.

“In the heat race the car felt pretty good, but we were lacking a bit of bite from the center of the corner out,” Pokorski said.

Pokorski then lined up second for the 15-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car B main and quickly jumped into the lead by outpowering polesitter Bill Taylor on the drop of the green flag.

The West Bend, Wis. driver wasted no time in bolting away from the field and skillfully working his way through lapped traffic to post his first career 360 Sprint Car race victory in the B main event and secure the 17th starting spot in the 25-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main.

“The B main was a lot of fun and the car was hooked up really well,” Pokorski said. “The start went very well and then it was just about being smooth until I got to lap traffic. The lap cars were all spaced out enough, so I didn’t get held up at all. It felt good to get the first win and know that I can be fast in a Sprint Car. It’s something I’ve always dreamed about doing, so it was special.”

After lining up 17th in the A main, a string of early-race incidents saw Pokorski move up to 13th in the initial stages of the race. On lap 10, Pokorski looped his machine in turn four, which forced him to restart the race at the rear of the 18-car field.

Pokorski was holding his own on the ultra-fast racing surface before disaster struck on lap 20 when he was unable to avoid a hard collision with Tyler Davis, who had spun on the front stretch after jumping the thick turn-four cushion.

“The A main was not so great,” Pokorski said. “Tyler [Davis] had spun and was sitting sideways in the middle of the frontstretch. I came out of the corner on the gas and as soon as I saw him, I jammed on the brakes, but I still hit him really hard. The chassis is bent beyond repair I think, so we will be using an older chassis for the rest of this year.”

While the team’s primary 2016 Maxim chassis was badly damaged, Pokorski emerged from the heavy impact uninjured.

“I don’t have any injuries or even bruises,” Pokorski said. “The night was definitely a rollercoaster ride of emotions. The win was amazing. The crash was very upsetting. It totaled our best chassis, among other things, and with my dad winding down his racing career, I don’t think we will be getting a new one.”

The Pokorski Motorsports team is scheduled to return to action with its backup 2011 J&J chassis on Saturday, Aug. 15 at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis.

Grandstand gates open at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 5:30 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m.

Sponsors for the 2020 Pokorski Motorsports team are Hopf Farms, Petersen Septic Systems, Quest Engineering Inc., Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Tisler Salvage Inc., Allied Bearing Corporation and The Cawley Company. Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Novak’s Service Center Pokorski Motorsports would like to acknowledge the support of long-time sponsor Novak’s Service Center of Manitowoc, which is celebrating its 48th year in business in 2020. Novak’s Service Center is a locally-owned, second-generation, family-owned, five-bay auto repair center, which has been serving customers in the Lakeshore area since 1972. Novak’s Service Center offers comprehensive auto repair services, including 4 x 4 services, brakes, car and truck care, domestic cars and trucks, electrical services, electronic services, engine and transmission, engine maintenance, expired warranty care, general service, heating and cooling services, import cars and trucks, quick lube services, tires, towing, transmission and undercar services. Located at 1320 Washington St. in Manitowoc, Novak’s Service Center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, call 920-684-5737 or visit www.novaks1320.com. For more information on Pokorski Motorsports, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromo.com. 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.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970. 2020 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule. Saturday, Aug. 15-Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. Thursday, Aug. 27-Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. Friday, Aug. 28-Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. Saturday, Aug. 29-Beaver Dam Raceway, Beaver Dam, Wis.

2020 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers Total Events – 10 MSA events – 9 IRA events - 0 A Main Victories – 1 B Main Victories – 1 Top Five A Main Finishes – 1 Top 10 A Main Finishes – 1 Heat Race Victories – 0

 

 

Carney II Beginning Six Straight Nights of Racing on Tuesday at Lakeside Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - EL PASO, Texas (Aug. 11, 2020) - SawBlade.com Xiphos saw blade backed driver John Carney II begins a six-day stretch of sprint car competition on Tuesday when he invades Lakeside Speedway.

It will mark his debut at the dirt oval in Kansas City, Kan., and the first of a half dozen races this week during ASCS Sprint Week.

"We want to get off to a good start and that begins with a solid qualifying lap," he said. "I'm excited that ASCS is trying the All Star format this week."

Carney II will then compete on Wednesday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan.; Thursday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.; Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.; and Sunday at Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Ark.

He has been to all of those tracks except Diamond Park Speedway.

"Racing six days in a row can be grueling and a lot of work, but if you get on a roll it's a lot of fun as well," he said. "Our goal is to build momentum at Lakeside Speedway and hopefully string together a week of solid performances."

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 4 wins, 7 top fives, 10 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.; Wednesday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan.; Thursday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.; Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.; and Sunday at Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Ark.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://j2carney.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/J2Carney

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. SawBlade.com is the official saw blade of the American Sprint Car Series and the title sponsor of every ASCS National Tour A Feature as well as Victory Lane. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com.

"Everything came together where SawBlade.com wanted to work with me on the motor sports side and felt I could help market their new Xiphos saw blade," Carney II said. "I'm glad to welcome them on board this year along with my continued sponsors that have supported me throughout the years."

Carney would also like to thank Danny Sander Construction, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Burkham Contracting, South Plains Towing, CSR Garage, Jackson Compaction, Speedway Motors Racing Engines, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Raider Graphix and Tejas Motors for their continued support.

 

 

Sams III Learns Throughout Tough 360 Knoxville Nationals and Ultimate Challenge

Inside Line Promotions - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 11, 2020) - Danny Sams III is optimistic following a challenging weekend in Iowa.

The Sams LaMountain Racing driver soaked up as many lessons as he could throughout his first time tackling the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank and the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co.

"It didn't go how we wanted it to, but we'll take that experience and grow from it," he said.

Preliminary action was Friday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, where Sams III qualified 17th quickest out of nearly 50 drivers.

"We qualified pretty decent for how late we went out," he said. "Then we lined up for the heat race and the motor starting acting up on us."

Sams III placed sixth in his heat race and seventh in the B Main.

"We put a new engine in it for Saturday, but something broke on the car going into turn one and we went straight into the wall," he said. "It tore it up a bit."

Sams III was unable to make a lap in the C Main as his 360 Knoxville Nationals came to an abrupt end on Saturday. The team used a different car on Sunday at Southern Iowa Speedway for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's Ultimate Challenge.

"It went kind of like Knoxville," Sams III said. "We didn't have a good enough heat race to make the qualifier. By the time we got the car figured out we finished a couple of spots out a transfer."

Sams III placed sixth in both a heat race and a B Main to miss transferring into the main event by only three positions.

Now the focus shifts to ASCS Sprint Week, which features races on Tuesday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.; Wednesday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan.; Thursday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.; Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.; and Sunday at Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Ark.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 7 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 6 (3); B Main: 7 (7).

Aug. 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - C Main: DNF (12).

Aug. 9 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Heat race: 6 (4); B Main: 6 (8).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.; Wednesday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan.; Thursday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.; Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.; and Sunday at Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Ark.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://samslamtnracing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/samslamtnracing

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

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"We met the LaMountain Family, the owners of East Mountain Transport, Inc., at the Gator Nationals in early 2019," Sams III said. "It started with a small partnership. It's grown from there and I'm so grateful for the support of the LaMountain Family and East Mountain Transport, Inc."

Sams LaMountain Racing would like to thank Southern Racing Fuels, Williams Precision Engines, Kistler Racing Products, Goodyear Rubber Products, Inc., and Raintree Design LLC for their continued support.

 

 

Price Looking Forward to ASCS Sprint Week Following Top 10 at Skagit Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (Aug. 11, 2020) - Robbie Price scored a sixth-place finish last Thursday night at Skagit Speedway on the heels of a month-long hiatus from racing designed to re-evaluate his program and get back to having fun.

This was the second consecutive week Price raced at the dirt oval as he posted a runner-up result the previous Thursday. That marked his first top five of the season.

"It's no secret we had been struggling a bit and we really just needed to step back and regroup," he said. "We had a great run last week and then to come back this week with another solid finish is a really encouraging feeling."

Price began the night by qualifying 11th quickest among 17 competitors. He followed that up by winning a heat race from the pole position. Price then rallied forward five positions in the feature to take the checkered flag sixth. The top-10 finish was his fourth of the year.

"I really hurt us in qualifying and it was an up-hill grind the rest of the night," he said. "The track was really one lane around the bottom and you had to be able to capitalize when the opportunity presented itself. Thankfully, we were able to do that and considering how far we started back, sixth isn't too bad."

Next up for Price will be a return to ASCS competition as he tackles ASCS Sprint Week, which features six straight nights of racing in the Midwest. It begins on Tuesday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. Additional races are Wednesday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan.; Thursday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.; Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.; and Sunday at Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Ark.

With the series utilizing the format of the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, teams will qualify each night. Price believes this is an area where his team can improve and he is excited for the opportunity to further dial in his program early in the night.

"Any time you have time trials it forces you to be fast right off the truck and I think that's an area where we can get better and hopefully excel," he said. "It can be tough if luck isn't in your favor with the pill draw and it's seemed like we haven't had much luck at all in that area this year. We've got our work cut out for us and it's going to be quite the grind this week, but steady racing can only make us better and I think this week will do a lot for us as we look toward the rest of the year."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 6 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 6 (11).

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.; Wednesday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan.; Thursday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.; Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.; and Sunday at Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Ark.

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"I'm really thankful to bring on Beaufort Self Storage as a partner for the 2020 racing season and I'm looking forward to bringing new eyes to their business," Price said. "You can never have enough storage space and these guys are the best."

Price would like to thank Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal, Shockwave Motorsports, Wildlight Motorsports Photography, Shark Racing Engines, Triple X Race Components, Highline Performance and Champion Brands for their continued support.

 

 

Nienhiser Cashes in at Jacksonville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: After a tough couple of weeks, Paul Nienhiser got the monkey off of his back at Jacksonville Speedway in 2020 as he rolled to victory lane on Sunday night.

“We didn’t have a great weekend with the Outlaws in Pevely, MO, but I felt like the new car was way better,” Nienhiser said. “Sunday night things came together for us, and it feels great to put this car back in victory lane at the home track.”

Spending Friday and Saturday night with the World of Outlaws at I-55 Raceway, Nienhiser was eager to put a new car to work and see how it felt.

Making it into the feature, the Chapin, IL driver would get shuffled back through the field in the early stages of the night and opted to pull off the racing surface and save his stuff for Saturday.

Saturday night saw Nienhiser transfer out of the ‘B’ main into the feature aboard his CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil/Mason Sound/Innovative Design entry, and he had the same game plan as Friday night if he couldn’t get his machine moving forward in the early stages of the feature.

With the race already tough on equipment being 55-laps, Nienhiser would battle for position during the first 10-laps of the feature, but then again made the business decision to pull back to his trailer and set his sights on Sunday night.

Confident in his equipment after his trip to Missouri despite the results, Nienhiser would flex his muscle early on Sunday as he raced into second in his heat race only to have his machine bicycle on him as he slipped back to fifth.

With a strong car under him, Nienhiser would race his way back to second and end up fifth in nightly points which placed him fifth on the starting grid for the feature event.

Using some mid race restarts to jump into the Top-Three, Nienhiser would use another restart to pounce into the lead where he would pound the top for 12-laps before the final yellow flew setting up a green-white-checkered finish. Nailing the restart, it would be smooth sailing in the final stanzas as he capped the weekend off with the win.

“I am really proud of this whole team for continuing to dig and not giving up despite how bad things got,” Nienhiser said. “They deserved a win, and this one feels really good after losing one a couple weeks ago with a part failure on the last lap. I also want to send a big thank you to Dennis Richardson for buying us some fresh rubber!.”

Nienhiser would like to thank CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil, Mason Sound, Innovative Design, Bradshaw Custom Pumping, Wessler Bros. Agency, Bob Hawks Auto Body, Littleton Storm & Timber, Fierce Herbicide, Sunstoppers Window Tinting, Engler Machine and Tool, FK Indy, Rider Racing Engines, Kaeding Performance, Smith Titanium Products, Vortex Wings, Signature Signs and Design, and Team Simpson for their continued support.

2020 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-22, Wins-2, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-9

ON TAP: Paul Nienhiser will be in action at FALS on Saturday for an IRA/MOWA combo show.

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

 

 

Setters Focusing on Fifth Straight Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series Win

Inside Line Promotions - ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (Aug. 11, 2020) - James Setters returns to Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series competition this Friday at Electric City Speedway.

Setters is undefeated in four starts this season with the series at the dirt oval in Great Falls, Mont., where he has won seven in a row driving for Mike Quigley dating back to the middle of last year.

"We checked the motor out and it was good from the last week," he said. "We went through the car, too. We want to continue winning."

Setters has admitted that pressure has increased throughout his winning streak.

"In the 360 there's not the pressure you have to win to continue the streak," he said. "You want to win, but there isn't any pressure."

Setters made a pair of starts in his family 360ci sprint car last weekend during an ASCS Frontier Region doubleheader at Sweetwater Speedway. He was battling for a top five during the opening round on Friday when a lack of brakes sent him pitside early.

Setters rebounded on Saturday, advancing from 12th to eighth to garner the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"We need to be better in the heat race and get the car better, which I think we have," he said. "It's important that we set ourselves up for the feature by being strong in the heat race. That is something we are focusing on."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 7 - Sweetwater Speedway in Rock Springs, Wyo. - Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 20 (10).

Aug. 8 - Sweetwater Speedway in Rock Springs, Wyo. - Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 8 (12).

SEASON STATS -

7 races, 4 wins, 4 top fives, 5 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., with the Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/setters_james

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SPONSORS -

Setters would like to thank ProWest Motorsports, AFEX Graphics and Slade Shock Technology for their continued support.

 

 

Amantea Records 10th-Place Finish in Hyper Racing 600 Speedweek Standings

Inside Line Promotions - NEWMANSTOWN, Pa. (Aug. 11, 2020) - Joey Amantea finished 10th in the Hyper Racing 600 Speedweek standings behind the strength of a pair of eighth-place finishes at Action Track USA and Greenwood Valley Action Tracks.

It was a career-best finish during the annual tradition for the 600cc wingless sprint car division and it marked a consistent effort that saw only three of the five originally scheduled nights of racing get completed because of rain.

"Going into Speedweek I felt like we had a car capable of winning every night," Amantea said. "Obviously, that didn't happen. But we were racing against the very best each night so to be up there competing is a good feeling."

With rain cancelling Monday night's opener at Spirit Auto Center in Bridgeport, N.J, Amantea kicked off Speedweek last Wednesday at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa. He showed speed by qualifying second quickest and then moving forward three positions in a heat race to finish second.

Amantea rolled off on the outside of the front row in the feature. However, he struggled with the setup on his car and changing track conditions. Amantea took the checkered flag in eighth to score his 22nd top-10 outing of the season.

"We made a gamble setup-wise and it just didn't pay off come feature-time," he said. "It was disappointing, but it's the way it goes sometimes and we got a top 10."

On Thursday night Amantea headed to Greenwood Valley Action Tracks in Orangeville, Pa. He timed in fifth quickest in time trials before advancing three positions to finish second in a heat race for the second consecutive night. The passing points earned him the eighth starting spot in the A Main.

"We were up to fifth at one point, but the track was not easy to pass on," he said after placing eighth. "We got stuck on the outside row starting off and I really just never could get going momentum-wise."

Rain cancelled Friday night's scheduled trip to Path Valley Speedway in Spring Run, Pa., before Amantea headed to Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway on Saturday for the Speedweek finale. Unfortunately, he blew a tire in time trials and only got one lap in to time in 19th overall.

Amantea then finished second in a heat race and fifth in a qualifier. He was forced to run the B Main, in which he finished second to earn the 24th starting spot in the A Main. Amantea was up to 20 th on Lap 2, but a blown tire ended his night early.

"We had bad luck from the beginning of the night and it really just set the tone for us," he said. "It wasn't the way we wanted to end things, but ultimately we came home 10th in the point standings so we'll take that as a small victory."

Next up for Amantea will be four nights of racing in wingless 600cc competition. On Wednesday he will head to Action Track USA for the Wingless 600 Sprint Car Fair Nationals. Friday will be a race at Spirit Auto Center Speedway before a trip to Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa., on Saturday. Amantea will return to Action Track USA on Sunday.

"Mentally I've confirmed to myself that I know I have the opportunity to win every time we go out and now it's time to put those thoughts to reality," he said." We've got four chances to do it this week and I'm excited to get back out on the track and go racing."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 5 - Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 8 (2).

Aug. 6 - Greenwood Valley Action Tracks in Orangeville, Pa. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 8 (8).

Aug. 8 - Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway in Newmanstown, Pa. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 2 (2); Qualifier: 5 (2); B Main: 2 (1); Feature: DNF (24).

SEASON STATS -

34 races, 2 wins, 12 top fives, 23 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa.; Friday at Spirit Auto Center Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J.; Saturday at Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa.; and Sunday at Action Track USA

MEDIA LINKS -

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"I'm very happy to have an esteemed company like Amantea Real Estate back our team," Amantea said. "I'm very grateful for their support and look forward to continued success together.""

Amantea would also like to thank JPA Masonry, Hyper Racing, Jet Signs, Radical Race Gear, Pensyl Enterprises and Gilroy Northeast Inc. Excavating and Construction for their continued support.

 

Williamson Takes Positives Away From First 360 Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 11, 2020) - Garet Williamson experienced the highs and lows of being a sprint car driver in the span of four days.

On Thursday, Williamson competed against a stacked field during his 30 th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank preliminary night at Knoxville Raceway. He qualified 32 nd quickest, charged from seventh to fourth in a heat race and came away with a solid 13th-place run in the main event.

The downside was that Williamson was forced to run Saturday's C Main and after a fierce battle with Kelby Watt for a transfer position into the B Main, the 20-year-old Missouri driver got upside down in Turn 1 after the checkered flag flew at the half-mile oval in Knoxville, Iowa.

"One of our goals was to make it on our prelim night," he said. "After we qualified bad, we weren't sitting very good and we turned it around with that heat race going from seventh to fourth. It set us up pretty good for the A Main. We started in the back of that, but we made good laps.

"It started off decent, but obviously we tore up a car pretty good (on Saturday). We learned a lot, so I guess we take the good things with it and leave the bad stuff behind and move forward to the next track."

Williamson only had to wait one day to put his 360 Knoxville Nationals experience behind him as the Bryant Paver Motorsports team towed to Southern Iowa Speedway for the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co.

After winning his heat race and placing seventh in a qualifier, which locked him into the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour main event, Williamson started 16th and advanced two spots to a 14th-place finish.

"I was anxious to get back in the seat after that big ride we took at Knoxville," he said. "It was huge for us to get back in the seat and get that over with.

"We have a super-good team and when everything is right we have a really good team. I'm happy with the direction we are taking. It sucks to tear up a car like that, but we were fast all week. So we have to take that and move on."

Thanks to the Knoxville Raceway crash Williamson won't compete in this week's ASCS Sprint Week, which carries no points for the ASCS National Tour drivers. Instead, he is going to head back to Knoxville Raceway to watch the 410 stars battle.

"Qualifying is something we struggle at and we are going to take that in and watch how those guys do it," he said. "They are the best in the country so watching them can definitely help."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 6 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 32; Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 13 (19).

Aug. 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - C Main: 5 (6).

Aug. 9 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Heat race: 1 (2); Qualifier: 7 (6); Feature: 14 (16).

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 2 wins, 4 top fives, 7 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 22 at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tenn., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/garetw3

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Garet-Williamson-Racing-572353479787934/

SPONSORS -

Williamson would like to thank Mid-Mo Equipment, Lucas Oil Products, Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts, JBC Transport, LLC, Royal Power Sports, Mo State Construction, Schure Built Suspensions, Tiger Towing, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Enjoys Her Career-Best 360 Knoxville Nationals Outing

Inside Line Promotions - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 11, 2020) - Alex Hill produced a career-best result at the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank, which was also highlighted by a top-five qualifying time and an exciting B Main victory on her preliminary night.

"I was really, really happy with the way things went at 360 Nationals," she said. "My crew gave me a fast car every time I was on the track. I think racing at Knoxville for three weeks before the Nationals really helped, too."

Her first night of competition got off to a solid start when she posted the fourth-quickest time out of 48 cars in the all-important time trials at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

"I messed up on the exit of turn four on my first lap, but I was able to keep the car from washing up the track there on my second lap and that was the faster one," she said.

The six-car inversion placed her in the sixth starting position of her heat race with the top four finishers advancing to the A Main.

"I had a decent start, but a guy came up in front of me and I had to get on the brakes, which made me lose a lot of ground," she said. "We were fast and gaining on cars at the end, but we had just gotten too strung out before then for us to have enough time to challenge them. We finished sixth."

Having the quickest qualifying time of the cars not transferring to the A Main placed Hill on the pole position for the B Main.

"We had four starts before we could get a lap completed and we thought the top would be the place to run," she said. "On the final restart, the guy beside me got the jump. But that actually turned out better for me. I went to the bottom and found out it was pretty good. I got the lead and decided to stay there. I had (five-time 360 Knoxville Nationals champion) Terry McCarl pull alongside me at the end, but I was able to hold him off for the win. That was one of my biggest wins in a sprint car."

Hill's victory slotted her in the 21st starting position in the night's main event. She gained a spot to finish 20th.

"My car was better on the bottom, but that was where most of the other cars I was racing with were running," she said. "That made it tough to move forward and I just kind of held my position."

Her preliminary performance placed Hill in the B Main on Saturday. She ended up crossing the finish line 13th, which was the best run during her career at the famed event. Hill then closed out her weekend of racing in Iowa on Sunday at the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co. The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event was held at Southern Iowa Speedway.

"The track at Oskaloosa was pretty tough to pass on," she said. "It was pretty much one lane most of the night. I was able to move up a spot in my heat race, but the guys up front in my qualifier played games and that cost me positions on the start that I wasn't able to get back. We passed some cars in the B Main, but missed making the transfer by a couple of spots.

"We had a fast car all night, but the track was really tough to pass on and the breaks didn't go our way."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 7 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 4 (48); Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 20 (21).

Aug. 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - B Main: 13 (6).

Aug. 9 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Heat race: 5 (6); Qualifier: 10 (8); B Main: 5 (7).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Aug. 22 at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tenn., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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"We're excited to have Total Rentals back with our team this year," Hill said. "We greatly appreciate their support."

Hill would also like to thank Townline Variety, BearPaw Convenience, Tony Stewart Racing, Ackland Insurance, Cool Chassis, Creative Edge Signs and Graphics, Lettrage Pixel, XYZ Machining, Fischer Racing Engines, Strodes BBQ and Deli, Allstar Performance, PPM Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Original Traders Energy, PAC Racing Springs, Wilwood, DMI, MicroBlue, Vorte Racing Products, Saldana Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products and Brown and Miller Racing Solutions for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Hustles to Top 10s at 360 Knoxville Nationals Prelim Night and Ultimate Challenge

Inside Line Promotions - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 11, 2020) - Trey Starks posted a pair of top-10 finishes in Iowa last weekend.

The Gobrecht Motorsports competitor placed 10th on Friday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville before hustling to sixth on Sunday at Southern Iowa Speedway.

Starks kicked off the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank by qualifying 28th quickest during his preliminary night on Friday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville.

"We really put ourselves behind for the weekend with our qualifying lap on our prelim night," he said. "We went out a little bit late, which didn't help, but that certainly wasn't the only reason. You know it going in that if you don't put down a good qualifying lap it pretty much ruins your whole weekend. You have to play catch up the whole time.

"We won our heat race to get as many points as we could. We had a really good car and drove it from 18th to 10th in the feature. We actually had a restart and were running eighth. We gambled trying to get another spot and lost two, but we were really happy with the car."

Starks' rally for a top 10 put him ninth on the starting grid for the B Main on Saturday.

"We picked up a handful of spots, but we needed a couple more," he said. "We just couldn't quite get there to get a transfer. The 360 cars are really equal and racing near the front of the B Main, those drivers are really good."

Starks finished sixth, missing a spot into the main event by only two positions.

The team headed to Southern Iowa Speedway on Sunday for the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co. with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. Starks placed third in a heat race and second in a qualifier to lock himself into the 12th starting spot for the main event.

"We had a great night in Oskaloosa," he said. "That was probably the hardest I've worked in the car in a long tie. About Lap 5 while racing with Sam Hafertepe Jr. we knocked the nose wing down. The track was fast and hooked up. It was a handful, but the car was fast. That was the first time I've gained positions with the nose wing down. If we hadn't knocked the nose wing down and had a caution or two I think we could have had a car capable of winning."

Starks overcame the early problem as he maneuvered to a sixth-place showing, which was his 12th top 10 of the season.

The team returns to Knoxville Raceway this Thursday through Saturday for The One and Only and the 9th annual Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 7 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 28; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 10 (18).

Aug. 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - B Main: 6 (9).

Aug. 9 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Heat race: 3 (3); Qualifier: 2 (1); Feature: 6 (12).

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 12 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 19 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for The One and Only and the 9th annual Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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"I want to thank Golf Cart Services for its support of our team," Starks said. "They are a huge part of our program and I can't wait to get their logo in Victory Lane."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank E-Z-GO, FK Rod Ends, Champion Brands, J&J Auto Racing, Fibreworks Composites, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Beer Hill Gang, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Baker Door Company, Moose Lodge 720, Pro Shocks, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, DMI, Champion Spark Plugs, ISC Racers Tape, Schroth Racing, HMS Motorsports, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Rider Automotive, BAPS Motor Speedway and Saldana Racing Products for their continued support.

 

Ohsweken Speedway Postpones 25th Anniversary Season To 2021

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 11, 2020) – Ohsweken Speedway officials are disappointed to announce the 2020 season has been postponed for the year and the track’s 25th anniversary season will instead be celebrated in 2021. This includes the Kool Kidz Micro Sprints.

This is an announcement track owner Glenn Styres and his team of track officials did not want to make, but it is made in the best interest of both the community and Ohsweken Speedway as well as to provide clarity for our race teams. The announcement is in line with the rest of the Six Nations community, which has already cancelled all major events for the remainder of 2020. However, Mr. Styres would like to make it clear to all fans that this is not the end of Ohsweken Speedway, but rather a new beginning.

“When it comes to our neighbours, friends, and family, we need to do the right thing to protect everybody and keep them safe,” Styres said. “Racing at Ohsweken Speedway is paused, but we are still moving forward and keeping our racing spirit alive with plenty of improvements.”

The pause on racing this season gave Styres and his team the chance to renovate the speedway with several new additions and upgrades that will serve the needs of both racers and fans when cars hit the track again in 2021.

Since the pause on the 2020 season was announced, construction at the track has been continuous. The updates to the facility over the last five months have included a new poured concrete wall on the front stretch which replaces the uneven block wall, a freshly paved pit entrance, new wireless networks and a satellite tower, construction of VIP Suites overlooking the back stretch and a new parking lot for fans behind the main grandstands.

Fans with tickets for events purchased online via Showpass should call the speedway office at (519) 717-0023 to discuss ticketing options.

Fans will have plenty to look forward in the 2021 season with recent announcements that the NASCAR Pinty’s Series’ dirt debut will take place at Ohsweken next summer as well as the return of the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds. Fans can also expect big things from the 16th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals next September and another big event featuring big name racing stars. For the most up-to-date news surrounding Ohsweken Speedway, visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca. _____________________________

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

 

 

TROPHY COLLECTOR: Kyle Larson Targets Big Knoxville Win At ‘The One and Only’ Silva Motorsports and Larson look to continue dominance at Knoxville Raceway Aug. 13-15

KNOXVILLE, IA – Aug. 11, 2020 – With the historic winning streak Kyle Larson has put together in 2020, some may see it as a disappointment he won’t be able to add a Knoxville Nationals title this year. Larson isn’t one of them.

To the Elk Grove, CA driver, “The One and Only” on Aug. 13-15 at Knoxville Raceway, which includes the $50,000-to-win Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank on Saturday, holds just as much importance as the Nationals.

“If I won it, I would probably still consider myself a Nationals winner,” Larson said. “The format is a little different but it’s still tough, if not tougher than the regular Nationals format. You’re racing against extremely competitive cars every single night instead of splitting the field in half. In ways, it could be tougher and mean more.”

(RELATED: ‘The One and Only’ Format: Knoxville Set To Make History Aug. 13-15)

Larson has been one of the most dominate drivers at Knoxville this year, visiting Victory Lane in his last three visits to the track – including his sweep of the June World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader. His secret to the success? He’s not sure. You’ll have to ask his car owner and crew chief Paul Silva, he said.

However, before going on a winning streak, they struggled at Knoxville. Larson failed to qualify for the Knoxville Nationals last year and finished 10th when the Series returned to racing at the track in May. Since then, they’ve yet to lose at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World.”

The main key to their success at the track is they’ve gotten the Silva Motorsports #57 good everywhere. Larson is on a streak of 11 top-10 finishes in a row with the World of Outlaws – eight of them top two finishes and five of them wins. His most recent win came at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 where he earned his first Ironman title after a barn burner of a race.

The week prior, Larson made a rare mistake and totaled the car he had been dominating the year with. When they went to I-55 with the new car for the first time, Larson said his and Silva’s confidence was down. It caused them to second guess themselves and resulted in a sixth place run that never saw them in contention to win.

One bad night was enough. They returned to their winning ways the next day.

“I think we’ll be fine,” Larson said.

In total for 2020, Larson has picked up more than 30 victories between Sprint Cars and Midgets. He doesn't look too far into his historic streak, though. He's focused on doing his job each week.

“It’s been a lot of fun,” Larson said about his hot streak. “I think maybe if I ever start struggling really bad, I can look back to how successful we’ve been. Kind of the hot streak we’ve been on for the past few months now. But I just take it week to week. Really race by race because we’ve been running so much. It’s been good. Just fun to be in contention every night.”

He’ll have three more chances to add another Knoxville Raceway trophy to his ever-growing collection this weekend and more money in his wallet with Thursday and Friday’s events paying $10,000-to-win and Saturday’s paying $50,000-to-win. It’s the biggest purse of the year and biggest Sprint Car event of the year. And while it may hold the title of “The One and Only” rather than the Knoxville Nationals – due to it being postponed to 2021 – Larson isn’t concerned about titles. His plan is the same no matter what it says on the trophy. Win.

Single-day and package tickets are now available for “The One and Only” at Knoxville Raceway by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all three nights of racing live on DIRTVision.

 

 

Prelude to Mayhem this Saturday at DCRP!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (August 11, 2020) – The momentum towards the upcoming Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals continues to build at Dodge City Dodge City Raceway Park with the Prelude to Mayhem this Saturday night atop the 3/8-mile clay oval.

Saturday’s card that features IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks will be the final tuneup for the following weekend’s $1,500-to-win IMCA Sport Modified Mayhem North vs. South Duel that is run in conjunction with the DCRP Sprint Car Nationals.

Saturday’s racing action will go green at 7:30 p.m.

The IMCA Sport Modifieds are one of two divisions with a new points leader, as Kamren Gruber is the third different leader in the last three races. Gruber takes a one-point advantage over previous leader Mike Lunow into Saturday’s action while Luke Stallbaumer is trying to make his way back to the top at just 13 points out of the lead.

Following Saturday’s action, the IMCA Sport Modifieds will be back in action with the Seventh Annual Sport Modified Mayhem North vs. South Duel in conjunction with the Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals on August 20-22. Practice for the Sport Mods will take place during the Thursday portion with heats and qualifying features on Friday and then the “B” and “A” Main Mayhem events on Saturday.

While Gruber has assumed command of the IMCA Sport Modified points lead, the IMCA Stock Cars have a new leader as well with Chris Oliver taking over the top spot. Oliver took advantage of Troy Burkhart’s misfortune this past Saturday night to take a ten-point advantage with Jeff Kaup another seven points back in third.

Dakota Sproul padded his advantage in the IMCA Modified ranks with his third win in five tries while Tathan Burkhart extended his IMCA Hobby Stock lead as well by becoming the first repeat winner of the season.

General admission tickets for Saturday’s Prelude to Mayhem card are just $12 for adults while children 11 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.

In total, the 2020 season atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval is slated for a dozen nights of action along with another six Sunday cards atop the 1/7-mile Little DCRP clay oval.

Detailed schedule information is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

The Comfort Suites located conveniently at 2700 West Wyatt Earp Boulevard in Dodge City is the official lodging partner of Dodge City Raceway Park. With an extensive list of classic amenities, Comfort Suites will help you feel right at home when traveling. Be sure to ask for the Dodge City Raceway Park rate when booking. For more information, check online at https://www.choicehotels.com/kansas/dodge-city/comfort-suites-hotels/ks193?brand=CI or call 620-801-4545.

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.

 

 

Lakeside Speedway Hosts ASCS Sprint Week Opener on Tuesday

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Aug. 11, 2020) - The inaugural ASCS Sprint Week begins on Tuesday with a marquee event at Lakeside Speedway.

The high-speed, dirt oval located in Kansas City, Kan., hosts the opening round of the spectacle that covers six tracks in three states during a six-night stretch. The grandstands open at 5 p.m. with hot laps slated to start at 7 p.m. (Central).

The payout is $3,000 to win and $300 to start with a points fund up for grabs throughout ASCS Sprint Week, which will likely entice many of sprint car racing's top 360ci competitors. Multiple contingency awards are also available for the racers, who will participate in a format similar to the one used by the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions.

Tickets for Tuesday's show are $20 for adults with children ages 10-years-old and younger getting in free. A pit pass is $35.

For fans unable to attend the event the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will showcase Tuesday's race along with the remainder of ASCS Sprint Week via a live video stream to RacinBoys All Access members.

A RacinBoys All Access subscription is only $29.99 per month. The subscription offers live Pay-Per-View video from nearly every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race and it also provides access to all On-Demand video content as well as all live audio broadcasts. A month is considered a 30-day period beginning the first day of the subscription. The coverage is brought to you by Lucas Oil Products, which is the title sponsor for all RacinBoys live events and studio shows this year.

After Tuesday's event, ASCS Sprint Week features races on Wednesday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan.; Thursday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.; Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.; and Sunday at Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Ark.

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Old School Racing's Tankersley Heading North for ASCS Sprint Week Spectacle

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (Aug. 11, 2020) - Channin Tankersley is heading north to tackle six straight nights of racing during ASCS Sprint Week.

The Old School Racing driver will compete on Tuesday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.; Wednesday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan.; Thursday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.; Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.; and Sunday at Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Ark.

Four of the tracks will be new ones for Tankersley, who has only raced at Creek County Speedway and at I-30 Speedway.

"I always enjoy when we can do it, running new places," he said. "It makes it worth our while when we have several races in a row like this, too. That justifies it to drive 12 to 15 hours. I think it's 14 hours to Kansas City for us just to get started."

It's a long haul for Tankersley to reach the opener, but that isn't anything new for the native of Southern Texas.

"The more I look at it if I run ASCS or even USCS it's going to be six to eight hours for our average drive," he said. "Hopefully we can put together some consistent nights and we'll really make the trip worth it."

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 8 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.; Wednesday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan.; Thursday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.; Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.; and Sunday at Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Ark., during ASCS Sprint Week

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

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

Tankersley would also like to thank Old School Racing, Griffith Truck & Equipment, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Intra Services, Fastway Auto Rehab, Finishline Blasting & Coating, Blackfoot Electric, Dependable Diesel Truck Service, Houston Truck Parts, Griffith Sheet Metal and Day Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Recovering From Vicious Crash During Frustrating Weekend in Iowa

Inside Line Promotions - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 11, 2020) - Jack Dover is recuperating after a wild crash on Sunday night sent him to the hospital.

Dover got upside down on the opening lap of his Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour heat race during the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co. at Southern Iowa Speedway.

"We were fourth quickest in hot laps and I felt really good," he said. "On the first start we went down into turns one and two and we were up to third. I knew we had a good car, but they called the start back. We got a great start again on the second attempt. We went into turn one and ran in through the middle. Someone went low and slid up. I was going to cut underneath him, but he slowed up too much and I caught his right rear. I thought we'd come out of it. Then I was flipping and once I thought it was about over it kept going."

Dover flipped multiple times, destroying his race car and ending his night early. He visited a hospital, but was released that night.

It was a rough ending to a challenging weekend for Dover, who had a lot of speed at the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank hosted by Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

"I had a lot of confidence going into the weekend," he said. "We drew dead last in our prelim night, but we knew we had something to qualify 19 th and run second in our heat race."

Dover went out last in qualifying, but timed in 19th quickest out of the nearly 50 competitors. He then gained a spot in a heat race to finish second. Dover lined up 11th for the A Main and quickly made his way toward the top five. He was up to seventh only a few laps in when a mechanical problem sent him to the pits with a DNF.

"I'm really confident we had a top-five car that night," he said. "I calculated the points and if we would have finished sixth in our prelim feature we would have started 19th in the A Main on Saturday."

Instead Dover lined up 19th in the B Main. He advanced seven positions to finish 12th.

Dover will take this weekend off before racing on Aug. 21 at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, and Aug. 22 at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., with the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 7 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: DNF (11).

Aug. 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - B Main: 12 (19).

Aug. 9 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Heat race: DNF (5); B Main: DNS (13).

SEASON STATS -

20 races, 6 wins, 14 top fives, 16 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 21 at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, and Aug. 22 at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., with the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

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"I'm really excited to have a big, local company I can represent," Dover said. "When we travel around the Midwest we see their trucks everywhere. It's great to have a company like that want to be part of Jack Dover Racing."

Dover would also like to thank Carpet Land, Certified Transmission, SSS Motorsports, Backlund Plumbing, True Trucking, Husker Diesel, Speedway Graphics, Thorpe's Body Shop, Speedway Engines, Volvo Trucks of Omaha, Spike Chassis, Sway Away, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Vortex Wings, Speedway Motors, Ostransky Farms, R&G Services and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Posts Career-Best 360 Knoxville Nationals Outing

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 11, 2020) - Kaleb Johnson displayed speed throughout the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank before his weekend ended in the B Main on Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway.

"We improved over our previous year so that was good," said Johnson, who finished 18th in the C Main in his first Nationals appearance in 2019 before being credited with a 23rd-place finish in the B Main this year. "But I would've been a little happier if we could've finished our last race on Saturday.

"The competition is always so tough for this event. I think about 16 of the 20 drivers who were locked into Saturday's A Main were full-time drivers. But we always enjoy racing against the best because we believe it makes us better."

Johnson began competition on Thursday with time trials - his two most important laps of the weekend.

"Our qualifying went all right," said Johnson, who timed in 24th quickest out of 48 cars. "But I obviously didn't lay down the greatest lap.

"Our plan going in was to run one lap on the top and one on the bottom. Looking back, I should've done both laps on the bottom since it was better. While our first lap on the top was quicker, there was better grip on the bottom. Unfortunately, I missed the bottom going into turn three on the second lap. Otherwise I think it would have been faster. But the good thing was that it gave us a good starting spot in our heat race and set us up for making the A Main."

Johnson started on the pole for his heat race alongside Harli White.

"I raced with Harli for a few laps before I snuck by her on the backstretch about Lap 3 or Lap 4," he said. "Tim Shaffer was faster than me and he passed me with two laps to go and we finished second."

Johnson rolled off 14th on the A Main starting grid.

"The A Main was a little disappointing," he said. "I thought there was going to be more on the bottom and that's what we set the car up for. It turned out the top was better, but our car was pretty tight running there.

"There was a yellow around halfway and I was running 14th. I tried the bottom on the restart and lost a couple of spots before I went back to the top and just kind of held on and finished 16th."

Johnson's points total from Thursday slotted him in the 13th starting position for Saturday's B Main.

"Our first few laps went well and I felt we had a pretty good car," he said. "We moved up to ninth when there was a red flag on Lap 4. When the race restarted, I went into turn one on the top and got stuck in dirty air. It sent me over the cushion and into the fence. It broke the right rear shock and bent both right side wheels and ended our race.

"It was disappointing, but I was happy we had a good car. We probably wouldn't have made the transfer without some luck, but I think we could've moved up to about fifth or sixth."

Johnson will take this weekend off before returning to competition on Aug. 21 at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, and Aug. 22 at Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D., with the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 6 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 16 (14).

Aug. 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - B Main: DNF (13).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 21 at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, and Aug. 22 at Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D., with the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.kalebjohnsonracing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KalebJohnsonRacing22

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"We're really happy to have Mike on our team and for his support again this year," Johnson said. "I encourage anyone who is looking to buy a home in the Sioux Falls area to contact Mike for the best mortgage option for them."

Johnson would also like to thank Merle Johnson Farm Toys, GRP Motorsports, Oddson Underground, JF Capital, Snyder Tree Service, State Bank of Fairmont, Sea Foam, Schaeffer's Oil, Hepfner Racing Products, DeBerg Concrete, Big Al's Diecasts, The Ron Weber Team, DeBerg Flooring, Dave's Lawn Care & Landscaping, Triple M Trucking, Last Deck and Marthaler Dodge for their continued support.

 

 

Crockett Shows Speed But Lacks Luck During 360 Knoxville Nationals and Ultimate Challenge

Inside Line Promotions - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 11, 2020) - Misfortune hampered Roger Crockett throughout last weekend in Iowa, where a broken rear end cut his 360 Knoxville Nationals short and a violent crash destroyed his race car during the Ultimate Challenge.

The busy weekend began on a promising note as Crockett qualified 18 th quickest, placed fourth in a heat race and moved forward to post a seventh-place result on Friday during his preliminary night at the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank hosted by Knoxville Raceway.

That performance narrowly missed locking into the Saturday main event at the oval in Knoxville, instead placing Crockett third in the starting lineup for the B Main. He ran second for nearly the entire race before a part in the rear end broke with two laps remaining.

"That was just unfortunate because it's not a maintenance item or something you can inspect," he said. "I've never seen one break there. We had to hustle to the get car ready on Sunday afternoon for the Ultimate Challenge."

Luck wasn't on Crockett's side on Sunday at Southern Iowa Speedway, which hosted the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co. Crockett lined him up last in a heat race and gained two positions to finish seventh. He advanced two more spots in a qualifier to end eighth. The work in progress continued in a B Main as Crockett maneuvered from fourth to second to transfer into the back of the main event.

Unfortunately, the misfortune elevated to another level at the start of the A Main as Crockett was involved in a wild, multiple-car incident in turns three and four.

"I had nowhere to go," he said. "They came down the track in front of me. I split the two cars wrecking, but something, a car or a piece, it ripped my right side nerf off and caught the right rear. It broke the rear arms off. The car was like floating, it hit the ground, turned and flipped. I'm extremely lucky it landed on all four wheels.

"It hit hard when I landed. I always want to get right out. I started to do my normal routine to get out. Then I could feel heat and then I heard somebody scream. It felt like I was in there for a long time.

"The way they have the bars now there's not a lot of room when you're wearing the Hans device and helmet. I saw Jordon (Mallett) running over so I changed how I was getting out because at that point I went out head first knowing he was going to pull me. My foot was caught and they were pulling on me. I was able to turn my foot and they pulled me out.

"I really appreciate Jordon. He got out of his car so fast. He was there immediately to help. It's brave of someone to get out and come to a dangerous situation. I want to also thank Scott Bogucki and his crew, the Herrera Family, Blake Hahn and Dalton; a lot of people worked to make it happen. Also, thank you to Maxim Chassis, K1 RaceGear, Bell Helmets and ButlerBuilt for the great products to help make us safe."

Crockett said his sprint car is destroyed and he will likely be sidelined for the next month until racing on Sept. 12 at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 7 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 7 (10).

Aug. 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - B Main: DNF (3).

Aug. 9 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Heat race: 7 (9); Qualifier: 8 (10); B Main: 2 (4); Feature: DNF (19).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 9 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 12 at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_Rocket_11

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roger.crockett.11/

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"Since we've used Champion Racing Oil we haven't had any bearing problems and everything looks great in the motors," Crockett said.

Crockett would also like to thank BC Motorsports, Rocket Designs, Tracker Native Tobacco, FK Rod Ends, Olson Custom Designs, Champion Racing Oil, Maxim Chassis, Indy Race Parts, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, Newlin Bar Service, Rider Racing Engines and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Bogucki Produces Career-Best 360 Knoxville Nationals and Top 10 at Ultimate Challenge

Inside Line Promotions - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 11, 2020) - Scott Bogucki enjoyed a career-best showing at the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank last weekend.

The SawBlade.com backed sprint car driver placed fourth during his preliminary night on Friday before finishing 13th in the finale on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. Both results were career bests for Bogucki.

"It's been the best yet so I'll take that as a good thing," he said. "We had a really, really good car on Friday. That was a better car than we had the night we won there last month."

Bogucki qualified 12th quickest before he powered from fourth to win a heat race on Friday. The feature inversion lined him up on the outside of the front row. Bogucki ran second for nearly the entire race before a late-race restart dropped him two positions to a fourth-place result.

However, he earned enough points to rank 10th out of the nearly 100 competitors. That gave him the 10th starting position for Saturday's A Main.

"I got us too tight and that was my fight," he said. "But I think that was the best quality 360 Nationals field ever. I think there were only three dedicated 360 sprint car teams to make the A Main and we were one of them so that is pretty good."

Bogucki, who salvaged a 13th-place effort, ventured to Southern Iowa Speedway on Sunday for the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co. with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. He started last in a heat race - ninth - and gained four positions to place fifth. A fourth-place finish in a qualifier locked him into the main event. Bogucki capped the night by advancing from 13th to ninth in the A Main.

"That place isn't the raciest place," he said. "I got lucky and a couple of guys fell out in the heat race. I was okay and we passed a couple as well. Come feature-time we had a good race car and moved forward so that's always good."

Bogucki will shift focus to 410ci sprint car competition as he will compete with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series this Thursday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway during The One and Only and the 9 th annual Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 7 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 4 (2).

Aug. 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Feature: 13 (10).

Aug. 9 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Heat race: 5 (9); Qualifier: 4 (3); Feature: 9 (13).

SEASON STATS -

20 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 12 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for The One and Only and the 9th annual Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

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"Everyone at SawBlade.com has been very supportive," Bogucki said. "They have stuck with me for three years as we've continued to build our race team and develop into a consistent contender. I appreciate their loyalty and support."

Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, Rod End Supply, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Momentum Suspension, KW Transport, Pac Torsion Bars, Maxim Chassis, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., Momentum Suspension, Howard Law and Findley and Sons for their support.

 

 

Sides Motorsports Rolling Into Marquee Knoxville Raceway Event With Two-Car Team

Inside Line Promotions - PEVELY, Mo. (Aug. 11, 2020) - Jason Sides and Tim Kaeding will both pilot Sides Motorsports' sprint cars this weekend at Knoxville Raceway.

The duo invades the half-mile oval in Knoxville, Iowa, Thursday through Saturday for The One and Only and the 9th annual Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank. The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event replaces the famed Knoxville Nationals - the sport's biggest event and one in which Kaeding has earned a top five for Sides Motorsports each of the last two years.

"We both help each other," Sides said. "He's helped me a ton trying to get around that place. He feels like he's at home in that car and it's shown the last couple of years."

Sides is coming off a premier World of Outlaws event last weekend when the series visited Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 for the Ironman 55.

"We got into a crash, which was my fault, the first night," he said. "We were really good in turns one and two through the middle. I tried the same thing through turns three and four and it didn't work. When I spun I collected Daryn Pittman. It tore up his car and mine. At the other end of the track the bottom had been throwing some of the wet mud through the middle. I got in there too hard in turns three and four and we were a little free to be running up there. Daryn was committed to running that same line as I was and when I spun he had nowhere to go."

Sides had qualified 14th quickest, advanced a position to finish fourth in a heat race and was running inside the top 10 in the main event when the incident occurred. He restarted at the back of the pack and rallied his damaged race car to an 18th-place result.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at the high-banked oval, where Sides timed in 17th quickest. He placed sixth in a heat race and won the Last Chance Showdown to transfer into the back of the A Main. Sides gained five positions - tied for the most - before finishing 16 th in the feature.

"We were pretty decent, but it stayed so good around the bottom," he said. "We got by a few cars here and there, but it was so equal for everyone that it was hard to pass."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 7 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 18 (11).

Aug. 8 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 16 (21).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

44 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 6 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 31 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for The One and Only and the 9th annual Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sides-Motorsports/283833970847?ref=br_tf

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Kerry Madsen Dominates 360 Knoxville Nationals for First Victory of the Season

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 11, 2020) - Kerry Madsen checked the first win of the season off the list in impressive fashion last Saturday.

The Big Game Motorsports driver guided the Killer Instinct Crossbows sponsored sprint car to Victory Lane at Knoxville Raceway, which hosted the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.

Madsen was on point from the time the team unloaded on Thursday during preliminary action. He set quick time during qualifying before advancing from sixth to second place in a heat race.

"We got an early number (for qualifying) and the track was a bit greasy, but the car was that good that it ripped around and we had a good time," he said. "Then in the heat race we had a good start and made the transfer."

The feature inversion lined Madsen up on the outside of the fourth row.

"I thought if we could get in the top five we'd be in a great position for Saturday," he said. "We were just passing cars and came up to second. I was really happy with that. We had the most points overall so at that point it's yours to win or lose."

Madsen's runner-up position gave him the most preliminary points out of the nearly 100 competitors, putting him on the pole for Saturday's main event.

"On the first lap I wasn't really sure what the best line was going to be," he said. "Once I figured it out around the top we were good. It takes a lap to get wound up so you have to cover your tracks. Once we got up to speed it was fine."

Madsen led the distance with the only close call coming in the closing laps when a problem with the top wing shoved it to the back, tightening up the race car.

"The wing was in the trunk so I had to change my driving style a bit, but otherwise it was great," he said. "It's one of those races you don't realize how cool it is to win until you win it. It goes up in stature every year. There were a lot of good teams there. Brian Morrison built us a great engine and we prepared a special car so we put effort into it. It was good for it to go smooth all weekend."

Madsen will return to Knoxville Raceway this Thursday through Saturday for The One and Only and the 9th annual Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

"I feel pretty confident," he said. "I feel like with three nights that that could play into our hands. By the third night we should be on the ball and have everything dialed in."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 6 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 2 (8).

Aug. 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

40 races, 1 win, 11 top fives, 23 top 10s, 28 top 15s, 33 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for The One and Only and the 9th annual Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

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Creek County Speedway on Tap for POWRi West

Belleville, IL. (08/11/2020) This weekend POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League take on the slightly banked, 1/4 mile of Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, OK. This Saturday will be the POWRi West midget teams first appearance at the speedway in 2020.

With this race being a stand alone POWRi West race, points will be doubled and crucial for drivers wanting to get in on the points battle. Andrew Felker the Carl Junction, MO native is still in the lead for season points. Felker's last race with the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League was at I-44 Riverside Speedway, which resided in Felker ending up in victory lane and extending his points lead. Felker has a lead of 1090 points over second place. Andrew has the potential to extend his points lead and lock in the Championship.

Chance Morton has newly taking over the second position in the points battle, from Jake Neuman. Morton out of Coweta, OK. has found himself having multiple good runs recently. The last POWRi West race, Morton was able to take home the second position in the feature and secure the second position for the season points.

Information on August 15,2020 Event:
Pits Open - All Day
Driver Registration - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Drivers Meeting - 6:30pm
Hot Laps - 7:00pm
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Follow along for more information such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing or on Facebook at POWRi. POWRi League rules, contingencies, forms, and payouts can be found under the info tab at the top of the POWRi website.

 

 

Dietrich wins Gentzler for 50th at Lincoln; Knoxville start ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (August 10, 2020) – ‘Double-D’ Danny Dietrich is on a roll, scoring his fourth Central Pennsylvania victory in as many starts during the annual Hank Gentzler Memorial at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway on Saturday evening, August 8. The win, resulting in a $4,000 payday, was Dietrich’s fourth in the Pigeon Hills this season, as well as his 50th all-time at the speedway.

Lining up seventh on the feature grid, Dietrich was far from distracted and made moves in a hurry. By lap 24, Dietrich was all over Freddie Rahmer for the race lead, utilizing a slider at the entrance of turn one to drive up across his Lincoln Speedway rival, eventually exiting turn two at the top of the speedway and in command.

Dietrich was scheduled to be in action at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, August 7, but Mother Nature had other plans.

“We’re on a roll right now and the plan is to keep this going, especially with starts at Knoxville Raceway just around the corner,” Danny Dietrich said, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing, Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, No. 48 sprint car. “I can’t thank this team enough. We work hard during the week so we can put results like this together on the weekend. That’s what it’s all about. Hopefully we can turn some good results this weekend Iowa.”

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2020 campaign with the One And Only featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Knoxville Raceway on August 13-15. Dubbed the Capitani Classic, the Saturday night finale will award a $50,000 top prize.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, El Vista Orchards, Start 2 Finish Complete Property Maintenance, Bollinger Construction.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Keep up with Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing during their entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports – www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to also follow Danny Dietrich online at www.dannydietrich.com, as well as on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/dannydietrich and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GKRracing/. Danny Dietrich/Gary Kauffman Racing apparel is now available and can be found at the track.

STATS:
2020 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 22
Top-10s: 30
Wins: 8

2018 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8, 9/20) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)

2019 Wins: 15 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20) (Bridgeport Speedway [WoO]: 5/21) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/25) (Williams Grove Speedway: 5/31) (Weedsport Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/9) (Lincoln Speedway: 6/15) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/21) (Orange County Fair Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/13) (Williams Grove Speedway: 7/19) (Lincoln Speedway: 8/17) (Williams Grove Speedway: 8/30) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 11/16)

2019 Championships: Williams Grove Speedway Track Championship, Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2020 Wins: 8 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker – February 22) (Monarch Motor Speedway – All Stars – June 12) (Lincoln Speedway – Kevin Gobrecht Memorial – June 27) (Selinsgrove Speedway – Jan Opperman Memorial – June 28) (Williams Grove Speedway – July 31) (Lincoln Speedway – August 1) (Trail-Way Speedway – August 2) (Lincoln Speedway – Hank Gentzler Memorial- August 8)

2020 Highlights: Finished tenth against All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park on February 6. Won Lincoln Speedway’s $4,000 Icebreaker on February 22. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, March 1. Finished fourth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 7. Finished third at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 14. Finished second at Williams Grove Speedway on Sunday, March 15. Finished 12th with World of Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway (48 cars) on Friday, May 8. Finished third with All Stars during first-ever visit to Park Jefferson on May 30th. Earned first All Star victory of season during Monarch Motor Speedway visit on June 12. Earned four top-ten finishes during Thunder Through The Plains campaign. Raced from 17th to third during Lincoln Speedway feature on June 20. Capped PA Sprint Speedweek with wins at Lincoln Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway. Earned four top-five finishes during PA Sprint Speedweek. Finished seventh at Williams Grove Speedway on July 10. Rallied to fifth with All Stars during Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway on July 11. Finished seventh with All Stars during Justin Snyder Salute to the Troops event on July 12. Finished seventh during Tommy Hinnershitz Classic at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 17. Finished fourth during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on Sunday, July 19. Swept weekend on July 31-August 2; Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway and Trail-Way Speedway, respectively. Won Hank Gentzler Memorial at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 8.


 

Brock Zearfoss earns Rookie of the Year, top-five during 360 Knoxville Nationals

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (August 10, 2020) – The ‘Jonestown Jet’ Brock Zearfoss has been a man on a mission in the great state of Iowa. Not only has the former Port Royal Speedway champion been competitive among the nation’s top 360 sprint car competitors, but the Jonestown, Pennsylvania-native has yet to finish a main event outside of the top-ten.

In fact, the “worst” result of Zearfoss’ Iowa trip, thus far, is a ninth-place finish during 360 Knoxville Nationals preliminary competition on Friday, August 7. The top-ten result, mixed in with a stout preliminary qualifying effort – second fastest overall – allowed Zearfoss to lock himself into Saturday’s $15,000-to-win 360 Knoxville Nationals main event.

Lining up ninth, Zearfoss forged ahead, wrapping up the 25-lap showcase fourth in the running order, simultaneously earning the 360 Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year honor.

To no surprise, the speed did not stop in Knoxville, as Zearfoss joined the ASCS National Tour for Ultimate Challenge action at Southern Iowa Speedway on Sunday evening, August 9, and concluded the $4,000-to-win, 360 sprint car blockbuster third in the running order.

“It’s been a great trip. The plan is to transfer all of our 360 momentum into the 410. With the way our team has been molding and adapting, it should be an easy transition. I think we are all excited to get started,” Brock Zearfoss said, driver of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., BAPS Auto Paints & Supply, Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, No. 3Z sprint car. “I really can’t say enough about this team right now. Tye and Shane bust their butts and I wouldn’t be where I am without them. It’s not an easy road out here, so to be able to put together speed right away says something.”

Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their Iowa trip with a return visit to the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa on Monday evening, August 10. Zearfoss will follow his Front Row Challenge start with the three-day One And Only at Knoxville Raceway featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on August 13-15. The former Knoxville Nationals A-Main starter will chase the $50,000 top prize to be awarded on Saturday night.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., BAPS Auto Paints & Supply, Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, Simpson Racing Products, KX3 Racewear, BK Titanium, Blud Lubricants, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, RV 4 Wheel Drive and Performance Automotive, and Bell Helmets.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
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.

STATS:
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.

2018 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway)

2019 Wins: 4 (Outlaw Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/7/2019) (Lebanon Valley Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/14/2019) (Attica Raceway Park [ASCoC]: 8/31/2019 – $10,000) (Port Royal Speedway [URC/360]: 10/19/2019)

2020 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics:
Wins: 2
Top-5s: 15
Top-10s: 30

2020 Highlights: Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes against All Star Circuit of Champions at East Bay Raceway Park. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes during King of the 360’s action at East Bay Raceway Park; finished fourth during the $10,000-to-win finale. Rallied from 13th to finish fourth at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, March 1. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 7. Finished sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 14. Earned Open Wheel Nationals win at Park Jefferson International Speedway on Saturday, April 25, worth $6,000. Finished 11th with World of Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway on Friday, May 8. Finished fifth with World of Outlaws at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Saturday, May 23. Finished fourth and sixth during All Star visit to Park Jefferson International Speedway on May 29th & 30th. Earned first All Star victory of the season at Southern Oklahoma Speedway on June 11. Including victory, earned five top-ten finishes during Thunder Through The Plains trip with All Stars. Climbed to tenth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 20. Rallied from 18th to tenth to open PA Sprint Speedweek at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 26. Earned six top-ten finishes during PA Sprint Speedweek including fourth-place finish during Port Royal Speedway finale. Finished third with All Star Circuit of Champions during Dean Knittel Memorial at Portsmouth Raceway Park on Friday, July 10. Finished sixth during the Tommy Hinnershitz Classic at Williams Grove Speedway on July 17. Finished sixth from 21st during Bob Weikert Memorial opener at Port Royal Speedway on July 18. Scored back-to-back top-tens with World of Outlaws at Williams Grove Speedway; fifth on Friday, July 24, and seventh on Saturday, July 25. Finished fourth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 31.

 

Michael hard charges for top-five at Attica

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, Ohio (August 10, 2020) – For the second time in as many starts, the ‘Texas Traveler’ T.J. Michael finished fifth at Attica Raceway Park, doing so during another round of Attica/Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) competition on Friday evening, August 7.

An exciting end result, nonetheless, Michael’s route to a top-five was far from easy, forced to power through the evening’s B-Main after missing a transfer position during his respective heat race. A fourth-place finish during the AFCS B-Main allowed Michael to start 20th on the main event grid. Not distracted by the starting position, Michael battled forward, capping the 30-lap contest in the fifth position, also earning the evening’s Hard Charger Award.

Unfortunately, the chance to earn another top-five result on Saturday night at Wayne County Speedway was cut short due to a flat tire. Michael was battling in the third spot when tire troubles surfaced.

“I can’t say enough about this team right now. We had a lot thrown at us this weekend, but we pushed through and battled ahead for a top-five. That says a lot, especially at a track like Attica,” Michael said, driver of the Michael Motorsports, Advanced Architectural Stone, Crown Battery, Fremont Fence Company, Pro-Tech Services, Wood Heating and Air Conditioning, Kear’s Speed Shop, Wings Unlimited, Big D’s Pizza, No. 8M sprint car. “Our goal is to keep this momentum going and contend for some wins in the coming weeks.”

T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports will celebrate their hard charging performance with a weekend away from competition. The team plans to return to action with starts on Friday and Saturday, August 21-22. An exact schedule will be determined at a later time.

SPECIAL THANKS: TJ Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Architectural Stone, Crown Battery, Fremont Fence Company, Pro-Tech Services, Wood Heating and Air Conditioning, Kear’s Speed Shop, Wings Unlimited, Big D’s Pizza.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Keep up with TJ Michael during his entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports – www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to follow Michael on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8.

STATS: 2019 Wins: 1 (Waynesfield Raceway Park – FAST Series – August 2)

2020 Highlights: Driving for Clayton Snow Racing, rallied from 11th to fourth during Marysville Raceway start on Saturday, May 9. Finished second during FAST Series action at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, June 27. Earned top-ten finish (7th) during AFCS action at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, July 24. Finished fifth at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, July 31. Rallied from 20th to fifth during AFCS start at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, August 7.

 

Westfall and RMM cruise home second at Fremont

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (August 10, 2020) – Continuing to find forward progress in 2020, Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports padded their season stat book with another competitive outcome, this time scoring a top-five performance during Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) action at the legendary Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on Saturday, August 8. Forced to do things the hard way, Westfall’s top-five result commenced from the outside of row three, eventually ending the BOSS main event just one step shy of the top spot on the podium.

Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports are certainly no strangers to ‘The Track That Action Built,’ as the Forest, Ohio-based motorsports program won the BOSS main event at Fremont Speedway last season, one of four BOSS victories for the No. 33M in 2019.

“We wanted one more spot, but we’ll take second and move forward. It’s tough to be upset about a podium finish,” Matt Westfall said, driver of the Ray Marshall-owned/Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Hempy Water/DPI Ink/No. 33M non-wing sprint car. “Fremont Speedway has been really good to us. We’re hoping to get back there again soon.”

“The team did a great job. Wins are important, but solid finishes and being consistent is just as important,” Ray Marshall added. “We’re already looking forward to our next start.”

Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will unveil future plans in the coming days. Fans should stay alert on social media for continuing updates.

SPECIAL THANKS: Ray Marshall Motorsports and Matt Westfall would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Hempy Water/DPI Ink

SOCIAL MEDIA: Fans should ‘Like’ Matt Westfall Racing on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MattWestfallRacing/, as well as keep up with Ray Marshall Motorsports on all of the available social media channels including Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ray-Marshall-Motorsports-111598495590021/.

Fans can find Ray Marshall Motorsports on the Web at: http://raymarshallmotorsports.com/.

STATS: 2018 Highlights: Matt Westfall earned four Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) victories, the most ever attained by a driver during a single season. Finished eighth during Gas City Speedway’s ‘Spring Fling’ on Friday, May 3.

2019 Wins: 6 (Atomic Speedway – BOSS – April 13), (Fremont Speedway – BOSS – July 13), (Limaland Motorsports Park – Weekly – August 2), (Kokomo Speedway – BOSS – August 24) (Gas City Speedway – Weekly – September 13) (Atomic Speedway – BOSS – October 5)

2019 Championships: Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS)

2019 Highlights: Earned the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) opening night win at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Finished eighth during Gas City Speedway’s ‘Spring Fling’ on Friday, May 3. Finished 13th against stout #LetsRaceTwo field at Eldora Speedway on Friday, May 10. Finished third at Gas City Speedway on Friday, May 17; led the first 16 laps. Finished third at Gas City Speedway on Friday, May 31. Rallied from 10th to second during BOSS Series action at Moler Raceway Park on Friday, June 7. Charged from 12th to fourth during main event action at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday, June 8. Climbed from eighth to fourth at Gas City Speedway on June 21. Finished fourth during BOSS Series action at Lernerville Speedway on June 28. Finished second during BOSS Series action at Michaels Mercer Raceway on Saturday, June 29. Finished seventh during Jack Hewitt Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park on July 3. Finished 10th during USAC’s Corn Belt Nationals at Knoxville Raceway on July 5. Finished sixth from 15th at Gas City Speedway on July 12. Earned BOSS Series victory at Fremont Speedway on July 13; second BOSS win of the year. Finished sixth at Eldora Speedway on July 17 during #LetsRaceTwo make-up feature. Finished third during BOSS Series action at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on July 27. Earned victory at Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday, August 2. Earned back-to-back third place finishes during BOSS action at Gas City and Oakshade Raceway. Finished fourth during Dick Gaines Memorial at Lawrenceburg Speedway on August 17. Earned BOSS Series victory during Kokomo Speedway’s Smackdown finale on Saturday, August 24. Finished fifth at Gas City Speedway on Friday, September 6. Earned Gas City Speedway victory on Friday, September 13. Finished fourth during action at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday, September 14. Advanced from 20th to 12th during USAC start at Gas City on September 26. Hard Charged twice during Sprint Car and Silver Crown starts at Eldora Speedway on September 28; 16th to seventh and 27th to seventh, respectively. Won BOSS main event at Atomic Speedway on October 5, clinched BOSS championship. Closed season with an eighth place finish at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Saturday, October 12.

2020 Wins: 1 (Gas City I-69 Speedway – July 17)

2020 Highlights: Kicked-off season with USAC action at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. Earned five consecutive top-ten finishes during sprint car action at Gas City I-69 Speedway, Lincoln Park Speedway (twice), Lawrenceburg Speedway, and Kokomo Speedway on June 17-21. Finished third during feature action at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday, June 27. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes (seventh & third) during action at Kokomo Speedway and Atomic Speedway on Friday and Saturday, July 3-4. Earned first win of 2020 during Gas City I-69 Speedway start on Friday, July 17. Finished tenth during Indiana Sprint Week action at Gas City. Drove from sixth to second during BOSS action at Fremont Speedway.

 

 

All Six Nights of ASCS Sprint Week Will Have Live Video Stream Via RacinBoys

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Aug. 10, 2020) - Next on the horizon for the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network is six consecutive nights of sprint car competition this week.

ASCS Sprint Week begins on Tuesday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., where the spectacle is co-sanctioned by RacinBoys. From there the action shifts to Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., on Wednesday. The ensuing races are Thursday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.; Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.; and Sunday at Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Ark.

Many ASCS stars along with challengers from across the country will tackle ASCS Sprint Week, which offers a points fund in addition to the $3,000-to-win, $300-to-start nightly payout.

Each night will be showcased via a live video stream to RacinBoys All Access members.

A RacinBoys All Access subscription is only $29.99 per month. The subscription offers live Pay-Per-View video from nearly every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race and it also provides access to all On-Demand video content as well as all live audio broadcasts. A month is considered a 30-day period beginning the first day of the subscription.

The coverage is brought to you by Lucas Oil Products, which is the title sponsor for all RacinBoys live events and studio shows this year.

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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. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

Skagit Speedway's Thursday Night Thunder Features Sprint Cars, Midgets and Outlaw Tuners

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (Aug. 10, 2020) - Thursday Night Thunder presented by the Rayce Rudeen Foundation welcomes a trio of divisions to Skagit Speedway this Thursday.

Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints, Northwest Focus Midgets and Outlaw Tuners will compete at the dirt track, which features a live video stream to showcase the competition across the world. With fans unable to attend the races because of state regulations, the broadcast at http://www.SkagitSpeedway.TV is the only way to view the action.

The price for the Pay-Per-View broadcast is only $24.95, which is the cost of one adult and one junior ticket at the track. Fans will need to visit the website and create a profile to be able to view the race. Payment and viewing instructions will follow.

Qualifying is at 6:45 p.m. (Pacific) with Opening Ceremonies at 7:30 p.m. and racing to follow.

The Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints division features the closest points battle as Eric Turner has a two-point advantage over Sean Johnson in the championship standings. In fact, the top nine drivers in the standings are separated by less than 100 points.

Jared Peterson has built a 32-point lead in the Northwest Focus Midgets standings at Skagit Speedway thanks to two straight feature victories.

Rick Young is atop the Outlaw Tuners standings after earning five top-five finishes in five starts this year.

The pit gates open at 3 p.m. with the drivers meeting at 6 p.m. Teams are recommended to bring hand sanitizer and anyone entering the pit area should follow the advised COVID-19 guidelines. If anyone is not feeling well or has a high temperature please stay home.

UP NEXT -

Thursday during Thursday Night Thunder presented by the Rayce Rudeen Foundation featuring Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints, Northwest Focus Midgets and Outlaw Tuners

WATCH LIVE -

Skagit Speedway features a live video stream of its racing competition from hot laps through the checkered flag of the final race of the night. For more information, visit http://www.SkagitSpeedway.TV.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SkagitSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/skagitspeedway

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skagitspeedway/

SKAGIT SPEEDWAY -

Skagit Speedway is a premier 3/10-mile, high-banked dirt oval located in Alger, Wash. The season traditionally runs from April through September with featured divisions including Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars, Skagit Aggregates Modifieds and Outlaw Tuners. The track also hosts special events each year, including a visit by the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. For more information, visit http://www.SkagitSpeedway.com.

 

 

Thompson Earns First Victory of Season at Cottage Grove After Podium Outing at Skagit

Inside Line Promotions - COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (Aug. 10, 2020) - Tyler Thompson is coming off the best weekend of his season.

Thompson posted his season-best 360ci sprint car result last Thursday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., where he led the first 21 laps of the 25-lap main event before he garnered his first feature triumph of the year on Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway.

"It's huge," he said. "Wins are a confidence booster. We're used to winning a couple of races a year. We don't know how many races we're going to get in this year. I don't know how many races we have remaining. So it's big to win any time we can."

Thompson ventured to Skagit Speedway last Thursday. He qualified sixth quickest and placed fourth in a heat race to lock into the main event. The feature inversion put him on the pole for the A Main.

"That was our fifth race up there this year," he said. "The first couple of races we ran we really weren't any good. We struggled and couldn't pass cars. Finally we figured out some setup stuff and got our car more balanced. Starting up front really helped a lot, too.

"The week before we started on the pole and I struggled on the start. I knew I needed to get the lead right away and that traffic would be a big deal. My focus was to get out front and run as hard of laps as we could."

Thompson did just that as he quickly took the top spot, but he ran into trouble trying to put a driver a lap down in the closing laps.

"I got up to a car who was pinching the bottom so I had to move to the middle," he said. "I didn't know what it had. I missed it in turn three and got high in turn four. I hit the wall and the second-place guy got underneath me. We got out of rhythm and he got by the lapped car the next lap.

"It was tough not winning after starting on the pole, but it's way better running up front. I felt like we had a car to win. It just didn't play out right."

Thompson's second-place result was his best run of the season until Saturday's performance at his home track of Cottage Grove Speedway, where he competed in the limited sprint division.

"We've really struggled with our limited program," he said. "We haven't been very fast. We tore through the car last week and felt like we have everything squared up. We got out in the lead and drove aggressive through traffic. It was nice to come out on top."

Thompson, who set quick time during qualifying and finished second in a heat race, powered from his third starting position into the lead on the opening lap as he cruised to the victory.

Thompson will take this weekend off before returning to Skagit Speedway on Aug. 20.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 6 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 2 (1).

Aug. 8 - Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 1 (3).

UP NEXT -

Aug. 20 at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

MEDIA LINKS -

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tylerthompsonracing/

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - BC Motorsports

BC Motorsports is owned and operated by Brian Crockett, who is a veteran in the sport. Crockett amassed numerous wins and championships during his storied career. He has helped many young drivers rising through the ranks and has worked as a series director and in charge of track maintenance to name a few duties he's held during his career.

"Brian has helped us so much from the beginning," Thompson said. "He's built us great engines and provides us with the best parts. We appreciate his support and friendship."

Thompson would also like to thank J&K Auto Repair, Ed Glazier at Auto-Chlor Systems, Dorman Construction Inc., 3C Custom Commercial Concrete, Action Rent-All, IBEW 280, Northwest Solvents and Supply, Double R Powder Coating, James Gang Pizza, Bunce Equipment and Rocket Designs for their continued support.

 

 

WINNER WINNER: Marks & CJB Score First Victory Together at Port Royal Event at Williams Grove rained out; team to chase Grove Championship

CARLISLE, PA. - August 10, 2020 - In what feels like a season long culmination, Brent Marks and the CJB team finally tasted victory together as they charged from 9th to 1st to win at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway. It was their first victory of the season and first since May of 2019.

The team was originally scheduled to compete at Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pa. on Friday, August 7th but rain forced track officials to cancel the event. On that note, Marks and the team announced that they would be competing for the track championship in 2020 at the famed half-mile oval in central Pennsylvania.

From there, it was onto Port Royal Speedway for another night of action. Marks went from 9th to 3rd in his heat race and started 9th in the feature. Throughout the 25 lapper, Marks displayed a willingness to make bold moves in his Barry Jackson prepared machine and wowed race fans as he charged to the lead. Coming to 14 to go, Marks slid past Jared Esh for the lead and never looked back.

(Photo by CJB PR)

"Car was awesome all night long," said Marks, pilot of the #5 M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Alkaline 88 Water, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking machine. "We had tons of speed the entire night and things really went our way. I made sure when I went out there that nothing would deny me a win that night. It means a lot to be a winner in the CJB Motorsports #5. We've so close on so many occasions this season."

The CJB team will be in action this coming weekend at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway as they try to add to their 2020 win total.

"We just have to keep it up and continue to win as many races as we possibly can before the end of the season," said Marks.

2020 STATS: Events: 43 Quick Times: 0 Wins: 1 Top-5's: 14 Top-10's: 24 Heat Race Wins: 4 Dash Wins: 0

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STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS: For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can also listen to all of the racing action live at www.DirtVision.com. Check out DirtVision's new subscription program that features LIVE video coverage of EVERY World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event.

ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with driver Brent Marks. Founded in 2005, the Clemens family owned organization has worked to establish a standard of excellence in short track racing through fielding competitive entries and providing exceptional exposure for marketing partners. The team is based out of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of our loyal sponsors and product manufacturers for their support and great products. Click on the name of the partner below to be taken to their website for more information.

Partners: M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Alkaline 88 Water, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: All Pro Cylinder Heads, All Star Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, BK Racing Ti Components, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Cometic Gaskets, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, Gray Motorsports Engines, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, K1 RaceGear, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, NGK, Spark Plugs, Outerwears, RPM Chassis, RRI Designs, Safety-Klean, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroth Racing, Ti22 Performance, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Equips for Central Missouri Speedway

Belleville, IL. (08/10/2020) For the first time since 2014, the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League will return to Central Missouri Speedway in Warrensburg, Missouri for traditional open-wheel racing excitement. Saturday, August 22nd the POWRi Wingless Auto Racing League will tackle to three-eighths-mile oval known for speed and close-quarters racing with a $2000 to prize on the line.

In the previous visit to CMS six years ago, WAR League feature action would witness longtime league front-runner, Christopher Parkinson, from Gladstone Missouri, wheel his familiar #65 Country Kids Day Care- DRC Chassis to the front with flair. Heading into this season's event, back-to-back point's champion Riley Kreisel, out of Warsaw Missouri, has been on a hot streak, claiming four feature victories in 2020 this far, and is on pace to claim a third straight POWRi WAR season title.

Also, Kreisel could potentially set his sights on the single-season win record of six, set by Korey Weyant who would not only attain the feat in 2016 but in 2017 as well. The Kreisel chasing Weyant's records theme does not stop there though, as Riley has moved into second place in all-time career WAR wins with 10, four behind Korey's impressive and record-setting fourteen feature victories. With twelve events left on the season schedule for the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League will we see a history-making performance on the horizon?

Saturday, August 22nd details for the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League at Central Missouri Speedway: Pit Gates open at 4 PM, with Driver's Registration scheduled from 4-6 PM. Driver's Meeting at 6:15 PM, Hot-Laps at 7:00 PM with racing action to follow. Grandstands open at 5 PM with General Admission Prices including: Adults- $15, Seniors 65+/ Student w/I.D./Active Military w/I.D. - $12, Kids 6 to 12 - $6.

Driver's Information for this event at Central Missouri Speedway such as track details and order of events can be found at www.centralmissourispeedway.net or find them on all social media platforms @CentralMissouriSpeedway.

Follow along for more information such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_WAR and @POWRi_Racing or on Facebook at POWRi and POWRi WAR Sprint League.

 

 

Donny Schatz caps Ironman weekend with pair of top-fives

Dates: Friday and Saturday, August 7th-8th Event: Ironman 55 Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, Missouri) Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start): Friday: 4th (4th) Saturday: 5th (6th)

2020 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: 3850 points | Tied for second (20-points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (August 10, 2020) - Now within 20 points of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship lead, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz put together another successful weekend with the Greatest Show On Dirt, this time succeeding in accomplishing back-to-back top-five outcomes during Ironman 55 action at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri, highlighted with a fourth-place outcome during the Night Before The Ironman on Friday evening, August 7. The ten-time WoO champion raced as high as third before fading to fourth by feature’s end, forced to do battle with the likes of Logan Schuchart and Rico Abreu.

Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Advance Professional/Carquest Auto Parts/Technet Professional Automotive Service/Ford Performance/Mobil 1/Sage Fruit/Curb Records/Absolute Automation & Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Digital Ally/J&J Auto Racing/No. 15 sprint car, followed-up his fourth-place result with a fifth-place finish during the 55-lap finale on Saturday, battling within the top-ten the entire distance before settling one position ahead of where he started.

With all results considered, Donny Schatz now owns 22 top-ten finishes in his first 29 World of Outlaws feature starts and sits a mere-20 points behind Brad Sweet for the championship lead. The three-time winner in 2020, most recently scoring the $25,000 Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway, has finished inside the top-five in 15 of those 22 top-ten appearances.

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their 2020 campaign with the three-day One And Only at Knoxville Raceway on Thursday through Saturday, August 13-15. Certainly no stranger to the Sprint Car Capital of the World, Schatz is a ten-time Knoxville Nationals champion and will seek to add the One And Only prize of $50,000 to his ongoing list of racing accomplishments.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 15/Advance Professional/Carquest Auto Parts/Technet Professional Automotive Service/Ford Performance/Mobil 1/Sage Fruit/Curb Records/Absolute Automation & Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Digital Ally/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media.

Donny Schatz: Web: www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz Twitter: www.twitter.com/donnySchatz Instagram www.instagram.com/donnyschatz

Tony Stewart Racing: Web: www.tonystewartracing.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing Twitter: www.twitter.com/Tonystewart_rcg Instagram: www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg

2020 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics: World of Outlaws Races: 29 World of Outlaws Wins: 3 World of Outlaws Top-5s: 15 World of Outlaws Top-10s: 22

 

 

Tim Shaffer finds success for Tony Stewart Racing during consecutive Knoxville starts

Date: Saturday, August 1st Event: Knoxville Championship Series Series: Open 360 Event Track: Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) Tim Shaffer A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (2nd)

Dates: Thursday and Saturday, August 6th & 8th Event: 360 Knoxville Nationals Series: American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) Track: Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) Tim Shaffer A-Main Finishes (Start): Thursday: 5th (5th) Saturday: 7th (4th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (August 10, 2020) - The ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer powered Tony Stewart Racing to three consecutive top-ten finishes during 360 sprint car competition, most recently capping his 360 Knoxville Nationals effort at the Sprint Car Capital of the World with a seventh-place result on Saturday, August 8. The 2010 Knoxville Nationals champion started fourth on the 360 Nationals grid, earning his way into the $15,000-to-win showstopper with a fifth-place outcome during preliminary competition two nights prior.

Impressive enough, Shaffer set the fourth-fastest time overall during preliminary time trials, eventually rallying from sixth to win his respective heat race. Shaffer’s entire preliminary effort allowed for the second-row starting position on Saturday night.

Setting the tone for his eventual 360 Knoxville Nationals campaign, Shaffer and Tony Stewart Racing made the tow to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, August 1, and joined a stout field of weekly competitors for another round of Knoxville Championship Series action. The decision to enter resulted in success, as Shaffer finished second after starting in the exact same position.

An upcoming agenda for the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Advance Auto Parts/Mobil 1/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/FloRacing/Carquest/TechNet Professional Automotive Service/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Absolute Automation & Security/Digital Ally/J&J Auto Racing/No. 14 sprint car has yet to be determined. Fans should keep alert on social media for continuing updates.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Tony Stewart, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 14/Rush Truck Centers/Advance Auto Parts/Mobil 1/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/FloRacing/Carquest/TechNet Professional Automotive Service/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Absolute Automation & Security/Digital Ally/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media.

Tony Stewart: Web: www.tonystewart.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TonyStewart/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyStewart

Tony Stewart Racing: Web: www.tonystewartracing.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing Twitter: www.twitter.com/Tonystewart_rcg Instagram: www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg

2020 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: Total Races: 19 Total Wins: 0 Total Top-5s: 8 Total Top-10s: 12 **Stats reflect Tony Stewart results, only

 

 

Abreu scores back-to-back top-five finishes during Ironman weekend

Dates: Friday and Saturday, August 7th-8th Event: Ironman 55 Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, Missouri) Rico Abreu A-Main Finishes (Start): Friday: 3rd (7th) Saturday: 4th (5th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (August 10, 2020) - Rico Abreu and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 go hand in hand. The two-time Ironman 55 champion put together another solid weekend at the Pevely, Missouri, highbanks, and although the St. Helena, California-native was unable to add a third Ironman 55 triumph to his ever-growing resume, Abreu concluded the weekend with back-to-back top-five finishes highlighted with a third-place outcome during the Ironman preliminary on Friday, August 7.

Abreu, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/Priority Aviation/Self Made Racing/Dancer Logistics/Salty’s BBQ/XYZ Machining/Whistle Stop Bar and Grill/Stadelhofer Construction/No. 24 sprint car, started his Friday night podium run from the inside of row four, eventually cruising by Donny Schatz and Logan Schuchart in the same corner to solidify his podium performance.

Although concluding the weekend with a fourth-place result during the $20,000-to-win Ironman 55 finale on Saturday, August 8, Abreu was a force to be dealt with and actually took command of the field for a brief period during the 55-lapper. In fact, Abreu drove to the lead after a restart with 20 laps to go, sliding by Shane Stewart between turns one and two to lock down the spot. Unfortunately, his campaign on top would only last a straightaway, as abrupt contact with the turn three cushion nearly sent Abreu for a wild ride. Abreu ultimately recovered and finished fourth at the final checkers.

“It was a great weekend for our team. I feel like I let my guys down a little bit on Saturday, but we’ll shake it off and move forward,” Rico Abreu said, a five-time sprint car winner in 2020. “The car keeps getting better and better and that’s beginning to show. We’ll do what we can to come out on top on Saturday.”

Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing will continue their 2020 campaign with the One And Only at Knoxville Raceway featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. The three-day program, kicking-off, officially, on Thursday, August 13, will cap with a $50,000-to-win finale on Saturday, August 15. Abreu is a recent winner at the Sprint Car Capital of the World, capturing a weekly program victory in mid-July.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of his available social media networks:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing, Twitter: https://twitter.com/Rico_Abreu Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/

APPAREL: Those seeking the latest Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit www.shoprico.com, or find Rico’s Van at select events during the 2020 season.

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

2020 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: Total Races: 36 Total Wins: 5 Total Top-5s: 19 Total Top-10s: 22 **Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car

 

 

Austin Liggett Scores First Victory of Season

PETERSEN MEDIA: 2020 has turned into an extremely limited schedule for Austin Liggett, but the Tracy, CA driver is still making the most of his starts as he backed up a second place finish aboard his midget at Petaluma Speedway a few weeks back with a USAC West Coast 360’s win on Saturday night.

“It is rough not being able to get into a racing rhythm, but in our second night out in the sprint car we were really good, and it feels great to get a win,” Austin Liggett said.

Checking in at Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night, Liggett jumpstarted his night by timing the Excel Environmental Services/Liggett Trucking/Tool Technology backed No. 83 machine in sixth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Tracy, CA pilot would power his way to the win which ultimately put him on the front row of the 30-lap feature event.

When the green flag was displayed to the field, Liggett was hard on the throttle as he powered to the lead and quickly began setting a torrid pace on the Petaluma Speedway ‘Gumbo’.

Looking very strong out front, Liggett would feel pressure for the top spot at times, but he would do a great job on fending off his challengers. Keeping the likes of Bradley Terrell and Colby Johnson at bay, Liggett would power on to his first win of the 2020 season.

“The guys really had our car strong after we got off to a bit of a slow start in time trials,” Liggett added. “I have to give a huge thanks to my parents, Landon, Britton, and Matt for all of their hard work. I also want to thank all of our partners for their continued support despite this extremely limited schedule.”

Austin Liggett Racing would like to thank Excel Environmental Services, Liggett Trucking, Tool Technology, Hurst Fabrications, Maxwell Industries, Shine Photography, ZMAX Racing Oil, and Transport Products Unlimited for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-3, Wins-1, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-3

ON TAP: At this time, Liggett is unsure when his next race will be.

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

 

 

Blake Carrick Pockets Pair of Top-5’s Over the Weekend

PETERSEN MEDIA: Heading to Ocean Speedway on Friday night at Keller Auto Speedway on Saturday night, Blake Carrick had another very strong weekend that saw him record second and fifth place finishes.

“It is pretty cool to be fast and in the mix no matter where we race at this year,” Blake Carrick said. “We had another really good weekend, and I have to thank Clark and the guys for continuing to put a great car underneath me.”

Friday night Carrick would get his weekend kicked off at Ocean Speedway where he timed the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 38B machine in fourth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Carrick would need to pick up the win to qualify for the Dash. On a track that was tough to pass on in heat race action, Carrick would finish fourth and find himself in the seventh starting position for the 30-lap feature event.

When the race came to life, Carrick would search around the Ocean Speedway and actually lose a few positions as he would fall back as far as 10th in the early stages of the feature.

Able to get settled in just before the race’s halfway point, Carrick would start trending forward as he would get into eight by the race’s 15th lap. Continuing to head the right direction, Carrick would move into the fifth position with just nine laps left in the race and capped his night off with his 12th Top-5 of the season.

Saturday night the scene shifted to Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA. Running a draw show with each driver running two heat races, Carrick would pick up a win and an eighth place finish his two attempts.

Finding himself 11th on the starting grid for the Kings of Thunder feature event, the Lincoln, CA driver have his elbows up as he went to work on the slicked off surface.

Carving his way through the field, Carrick would find himself in fifth when the cross flags were displayed to the field. Continuing to charge his way forward, Carrick raced into the second spot on the 25th lap and would go on to finish there and cap off a hard charge effort.

“We were really good in the feature on Saturday and really came to life,” Carrick added. “Again, thanks to everyone on this team for all they do.”

Blake Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, Kaeding Performance, and Arai for their continued support

ON TAP: Blake Carrick is slated to return to action on Friday night at Ocean Speedway and Saturday night at Keller Auto Speedway.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-25, Wins-1, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-16

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Blake Carrick by following him on Twitter @Blake_Carrick21 or @CarrickMotorsp1.

 

 

Sanders Scores Second Win of 2020 on Friday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA: Checking in at his home track on Friday night, Justin Sanders would pick up his first win in California during the 2020 season as he took top honors at Ocean Speedway before backing it up with a fourth place run on Saturday night at Keller Auto Speedway.

“It feels good to finally get this car into victory lane,” Justin Sanders said. “We haven’t been to Watsonville, CA a ton in 2020 with us starting our season in the Midwest, and all of these cancellations, but with the Key looming hopefully we can keep ripping these off.”

With 27 cars checked into Ocean Speedway on Friday night, the Aromas, CA driver timed the North County Plastering/Alkaline88/Andy’s Construction backed No. 17 machine in sixth fastest in time trials before pocketing a second-place finish in his heat.

Missing out on the Dash, Sanders would find himself back in the ninth starting position for the 30-lap feature event. With tons of laps around the Ocean Speedway over the course of his career, Sanders would prove to be up for the challenge as he methodically carved his way forward.

Jumping into fourth by the 12th lap of the race, Sanders used a restart to move into third, before taking over the second spot on the 17th circuit. With his sights set on DJ Netto, Sanders would begin pressuring the leaders but would continue in the second position.

On the 27th lap, Sanders would find the space he needed on the bottom of turns three and four as he snuck under Netto to make his race winning move. Holding the top spot for the final three laps, Sanders would go on to finish off the night by pocketing the win from his ninth starting spot.

Traveling to Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA on Saturday night, Sanders would continue to show speed as he picked up a win and a fourth-place finish in heat race action, and lined up in the sixth starting position on this night.

Able to make some headway over the course of the feature, Sanders would crack the Top-5, as he closed his weekend out with a fourth-place finish.

“It was nice to get a couple more nights of action in, and obviously pick up a win,” Sanders said. “Thanks to everyone for their help, and to all these great partners for continuing to help out during some really tough times.”

Justin and his team would like to thank North County Plastering, Alkaline88, Andy’s Construction, Yuba Sutter Aviation, Roadside 24hr Service, Wicked Cushion, Roger’s Diner, Factory Kahne, BG Labels and Tee’s, Walker Performance Filtration, Dixon and Son Tires, Ernie’s Service Center, East Lake Village, FK Rod Ends, Triple X Race Co., DMI, Keizer Wheels, Wings Unlimited, Ti64 Titanium, AIS Heating and Sheet Metal, Fred Lint and Family, JonSan Racing, Sandblast Service, G&N Construction, Steitz Towing, Durden Construction, Ernie’s Service Center, and Steve Duppman Racing for their continued support in 2020.

ON TAP: Sanders next event is TBD at this time.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-12, Wins-2, Top 5’s-8, Top-10’s-10

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

 

 

Carrick Caps Saturated PA Midget Week with Fourth Place Finish

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though Mother Nature had her way with PA Midget Week and rained out three events, Tanner Carrick and Petry Motorsports were still able to get two nights of action in as Carrick captured eighth and fourth place finishes.

“It was a bummer that we had so many rainouts, but we had really good speed both nights,” Tanner Carrick said. “We were a little too tight on Saturday night and that cost us a little but still happy to close the weekend out with a fourth-place finish.”

Action Track USA would kick the trip off on Wednesday night, and Carrick would get the swing underway by timing the FK Rod Ends/Arai/K1 Race Gear backed No. 35 machine in 12th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Running second in his heat to Christopher Bell, Carrick would take the green flag for the 30-lap feature event from the 14th starting position. On the small bullring, Carrick would go to work as he quickly broke into the Top-10.

Able to pick up a few more position on the tight confines of Action Track USA, Carrick closed the night out with an eighth place finish.

Thursday and Friday night’s event but succumbed to Mother Nature, so Saturday night’s trip to Lanco Speedway would mark the second and final race of the scheduled Speedweek.

Timing in eighth quickest in time trials, the Lincoln, CA wheelman would win his heat race and find himself on the pole for the 40-lap feature event.

When the race came to life, Carrick quickly hammered the loud pedal and jumped out to the early lead on another bullring nestled in PA. Leading the way and running the cushion, Carrick would soon feel pressure from Tyler Courtney. Able to fend off Courtney’s challenges initially, Carrick would lose the race lead on the 14th lap.

Continuing to battle with the likes of Courtney, Michael Kofoid, and Cannon McIntosh, Carrick would keep his machine solidly inside the Top-5.

When the 40-lapp affair came to a close, Carrick would cross the stripe with a fourth place finish.

“Couple of fun races for the team, and I have to thank everyone involved for continue to work hard on all of our cars,” Carrick said.

Tanner Carrick at Petry Motorsports would like to thank Arai, K1 Race Gear, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Keizer Wheels, ZMax, DR Horton, Toyota TRD, CVC, Cemex, BK Titanium, Interstate Oil Company, Emerald, and Harris & Sloan for their support.

2020 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-23, Wins-0, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-12

ON TAP: Carrick will now head back to CA where he is scheduled to compete at Marysville Raceway on Wednesday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1.

 

 

Henry 11th at Keller Auto Speedway with McColloch Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: Heading south on Saturday night to get a night of racing in at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA, Kalib Henry would race his way to an 11th place finish with aboard the McColloch Motorsports No. 17 entry.

“We had really good speed on Saturday night, we just kind of fell off at the end of the race,” Kalib Henry said. “Thanks to Nick and Kerry for all the hard work, and thanks to my dad for letting us run the family engine.”

Running a two-heat format with no time trials, Henry would go from third to win his first heat race before finishing ninth in his second heat after being involved in an altercation.

Moving directly into the feature event, the Mather, CA driver would grid the field from the 12th starting position aboard the McColloch’s RV Repair/Davis Truck Painting/ART Speed Equipment backed entry.

On the slick surface in Hanford, CA Henry would actually fall back to 13th when the race got underway. As things settled in, Henry would then begin working his way forward and quickly crack the Top-10.

Getting into seventh by the race’s halfway point, Henry would then begin to falter a little. Falling back to ninth on the 17th lap, Henry would get back up to eighth with just seven laps left in the race.

On the 23rd maker, he would slip back to 11th, where he would go on to finish and close out his night.

“It definitely was not the results that we were hoping for, but I really am happy to be making a lot of gains with this team,” Henry said. “Hoping we can sneak a few more races in this summer.”

McColloch Motorsports would like to thank McColloch’s RV Repair, Davis Truck Painting, ART Speed Equipment, RE Technologies, Hansen Machine, and Gary Morgan Graphics for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 6, Wins: 1, Top-5’s: 1, Top-10’s- 1

ON TAP: McColloch Motorsports is tentatively scheduled to compete at Placerville Speedway on August 29th.

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Bethany Speedway's Next Race is Coming Up

Bethany Speedway will return to action on August 22nd with the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Sportmod, Pure Stock and the Emod classes. All in preparation for the up coming 2 day show on Labor Day weekend, September 5th and 6th.

Always the closest and most competitive racing around. Packs of cars battling for position lap after lap. Several local drivers continue to either come out of retirement or begin their racing career. Car counts are some of the best for the five main classes they run weekly.

Current points in all classes are being lead by someone who has never won a championship at Bethany Speedway before. But all classes are still up for grabs as point leads are as little as a few points in some classes. And winners often come from outside the top 2 rows, so there's plenty of passing.

Sweet Baby B's continues to supply fans with food you can only get at fairs and festivals. Covered grandstands provided shade and box seats provide an area for you to set with your group and in your own comfortable chair.

It's good family fun where everybody's there just to have a good time. The announcer would like to personally invite everyone to come visit Bethany Speedway. As a fan or as a driver. Just have some fun.

 

 

HOOSIER HUNDRED RETURNS SUNDAY, AUGUST 23

Indianapolis, Indiana (August 9, 2020)………The legendary Hoosier Hundred returns to the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series schedule for 2020 on Sunday, August 23, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

Tickets will be available online for the Hoosier Hundred beginning at 10am ET on Tuesday, August 11 at www.usactickets.com. Hoosier Lottery Grandstand tickets for adults are $30 apiece and $10 for children age 3-11 and free for kids age 2 and under. Infield tickets are $20 each, $5 for children age 3-11 and free for kids age 2 and under.

Pits will open at Noon ET, grandstands at 2pm, practice at 4pm, qualifying at 5:15, vintage cars at 6:15, qualifying race at 7pm and the 100-lap Hoosier Hundred at 8pm. Silver Crown cars are the only class featured in the event.

The event, a promotion of Track Enterprises, will be held with strict policing of head count limits and sanitation guidelines in accordance with the CDC and state and local policies. Attendees are required to wear masks upon entry.

It’s great news for Silver Crown fans, teams, and drivers, after it was announced that the 2019 edition would potentially be the last. Fortunately for Hoosier Hundred fans, the pending track surface change from dirt to stone has not taken place, giving the race another event in 2020. The future of the event looks a lot brighter than it did one year ago.

The announcement marks the resumption of the historic race for its 65th running on the one-mile dirt oval. Tyler Courtney is the reigning winner of the Hoosier Hundred in May of 2019 at the Track of Champions, which has a history that dates back well over a century.

On June 20, 1903, Barney Oldfield drove a Henry Ford-designed "999" to the first sub-one-minute lap ever on a one-mile racetrack at 59.6 seconds. In 1917, Oldfield, the 1905 AAA National Champion, prevailed in a match race versus 1915 Indianapolis 500 winner Ralph DePalma.

In 1946, under the AAA National Championship banner, the one and only “Indianapolis 100” was held, with Rex Mays taking the victory. Seven years later, in 1953, a new, long-lasting tradition began with the inaugural running of the “Hoosier Hundred” won by Bob Sweikert.

The Hoosier Hundred has been held annually since 1953, with only a handful of interruptions due to inclement weather. Today, it remains one of the oldest, most tradition-rich racing events on the planet. Many of its winners have gone to achieve legendary status in auto racing with a list that includes A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti who are among the seven drivers to have won both the Hoosier Hundred and the Indianapolis 500 in their careers along with Bob Sweikert, Jimmy Bryan, Rodger Ward, Parnelli Jones and Al Unser.

The blockbuster weekend of racing is kickstarted that Friday night, August 21, with the Dave Steele Carb Night Classic at the .686-mile paved oval of Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Ind. featuring the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series and the Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires.

 

 

Placerville Speedway Cancels August 15th Event; Keeps August 29th on Schedule

(Placerville, CA)- While 2020 still remains far from normal, Placerville Speedway and Russell Motorsports Incorporated have made the decision to cancel the event scheduled on August 15th.

Continuing to operate on a week by week basis, the track will still host the opening round of California Speedweek on Monday, August 10th, and will also race as scheduled on August 29th.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience and support during what has really been a tough year,” RMI’s Scott Russell and Kami Arnold said. “We have been really fortunate to have some great partners helps us run the races we have run to date, and we are excited for Monday’s race as well our event on August 29th.

Fans, teams, and drivers are encouraged to subscribe to our website, www.placervillespeedway.com for the latest track news, as well as following us on our social media platforms.

ON TAP- Placerville Speedway will be in action on Monday night, August 10th as they play host to the opening night of California Speedweek featuring the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, and the Limited Late Models.

While the stands remain closed, www.floracing.com, will provide LIVE PPV coverage.

STAY CONNECTED- Stay up to speed with all things Placerville Speedway by subscribing to the website at www.placervillespeedway.com, following on Twitter @PvilleSpeedway, and liking us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/placervillespeedway.

 

 

VETERAN MOTORSPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER REMINGTON PASSES

August 10, 2020 – Noblesville, IN – Veteran motorsports photographer Steve Remington (68) passed away at his residence in Noblesville, IN due to complications from Diabetes after an extended illness on August 8, 2020.

Born in Frankton, Indiana on August 25, 1951, Remington was a well-known racing photographer whose images graced National Speed Sport News, Mid-American Racing News, and Open Wheel Magazine among many publications for decades.

Remington was the track photographer at Anderson Speedway from 1995-2001 and Kokomo Speedway and Lincoln Park Speedways prior to that. Remington was named the official Little 500 photographer in the late 1980’s until his retirement from full-time in the early 2000’s.

The long-time lensman is best remembered for his iconic 1992 picture of Jack Hewitt’s four identically painted cars (sprint car, midget, late model, and USAC Silver Crown car) in the middle of Ludlow Falls in Ohio. The picture was no phot shopped image but rather a perfectly staged at the edge of a true waterfall in the middle of ankle-deep water.

Remington was inducted into the Little 500 Hall of Fame in 2011. He is survived by his wife Barbara (House) Remington.

 

 

RacinBoys Producing Pay-Per-View Broadcast of Ultimate Challenge Featuring Winged and Non-Wing Sprint Cars on Sunday

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Aug. 9, 2020) - The stars of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Car League will invade Southern Iowa Speedway on Sunday for the famed Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co.

The dirt track in Oskaloosa, Iowa, features winged and non-wing sprint car competition with $4,000 on the line for the winner of the ASCS National Tour main event. That will entice many of the sport's top competitors to challenge ASCS regulars Sam Hafertepe Jr., Roger Crockett, Blake Hahn, Harli White, Matt Covington, Jordon Mallett, Scott Bogucki, Alex Hill, Danny Sams III, Garet Williamson and Chase Randall.

Dominic Scelzi, Trey Starks, Jack Dover and a host of other talented competitors have stated that they intend to compete.

Riley Kreisel is the current point leader for the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Car League, which will be joined by the POWRi Lucas Oil Iowa Sprint Car League. Kreisel also leads the championship standings in that series.

The Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co. will be broadcast via Pay-Per-View for the first time with the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network showcasing the spectacle. The price is only $29.99. RacinBoys All Access members will have to order the Pay-Per-View to view the event online. The purchase tab is available at http://www.racinboys.com/events/?i=58559 .

Hot laps begin at 7 p.m. (Central) with racing to follow.

RacinBoys All Access members will be able to enjoy live video for six straight nights this week starting on Tuesday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. The race, which is co-promoted by RacinBoys, is the opening round of ASCS Sprint Week with the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network offering a broadcast each night.

Additional races include: Wednesday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan.; Thursday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.; Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.; and next Sunday at Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Ark.

A RacinBoys All Access subscription is only $29.99 per month. The subscription offers live Pay-Per-View video from nearly every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race and it also provides access to all On-Demand video content as well as all live audio broadcasts. A month is considered a 30-day period beginning the first day of the subscription. The coverage is brought to you by Lucas Oil Products, which is the title sponsor for all RacinBoys live events and studio shows this year.

 

chckrd Launches Streaming Platform

BYRAM, Conn. (August 8, 2020) - It is official. chckrd, the racing hub app with an all-motorsports attitude, is launching chckrdTV, a streaming platform on Tuesday, August 11.

chckrdTV programming will feature informative and entertaining motorsports-centric content that appeals to all types of racing enthusiasts. From “Karting Cross the Pond” which tracks the careers of young kart racers in the US and UK, to “Race Prep Live” which checks in on race teams around the world preparing for the race-weekend to “Marbles” a humorous animated series about racing written from the stories of racers.

As part of the launch, we are excited to announce “The Forge with Kristen Almer” going live on Tuesday, August 11th, at 12 pm EST; the program focuses specifically on motorsports sponsorship development and partner relations.

Kristen Almer has had a powerful and lasting influence on the Powersports industry. She created and sold the first outside-industry sponsorship in snocross, which spurred tremendous growth in the sport and revolutionized the way OEMs invested in racing in the early ’90s.

Over the past 30 years, Almer has worked as a consultant to some of the world’s most prestigious and influential athletes, race teams, sanctioning organizations, and the corporations which support them. A big picture thinker, she is adept at identifying growth opportunities, forging critical alliances, and sourcing funds for new projects.

“Sponsorship is a powerful tool. I just love that it allows us to be creative and collaborate with other like-minded entities — all toward a common goal. When done well, it intricately stitches together the many threads used by traditional marketers and wraps a message around a well-defined group. It all begins and ends with relationships— which is what prompted the name “The Forge,” Kristen Almer explained. Like every great relationship, it will flourish when we take the focus off of ourselves and look to share our knowledge, our resources, and our allies to the other parties' benefit. We are going to dive headlong into the deep water and offer clarity on what drives high-yield sponsorship, and how to get the most out of your relationships. In the midst of it, I’ll be sharing stories, dispelling nonsense, and lighting a fire under you.”

Conducted live, “The Forge with Kristen Almer,” is a 30-minute program that airs weekly. The first 15 minutes of each episode will be dedicated to the specific topic at hand, followed by a 15-minute question and answer segment. Live-streams can be accessed exclusively via the chckrd app by premium level members, which can be downloaded through the respective Android and Apple marketplaces. Also, previously recorded live-streams will be available on-demand for purchase.

“We are committed to providing value to our members, and having someone with Kristen’s resume share her insights about a topic as important as sponsorship and financial partnerships checks that box, —especially amidst the current issues facing the automotive and Powersports community,” said chckrd’s Founder Chris Muller. Muller went on to say “so many of us are looking for direction right now. We are proud to be able to provide a platform where members hear what she knows— but also how passionately she shares it. It is going to make for an incredible 30 minutes.”

Download the chckrd app and join as a premier member to listen in.

About chckrd
chckrd has grown at a rapid pace. The app gives the motorsports community a racing specific hub which includes a racing only social platform, micro-sponsorship and fundraising capabilities, a peer to peer marketplace and original racing explicit streaming content. chckrd is currently available in the Android and Apple Marketplaces.

 

 

Ultimate Challenge Set for First-Ever Pay-Per-View Broadcast on Sunday Via RacinBoys

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Aug. 8, 2020) - Many of short track racing's top competitors will venture to Southern Iowa Speedway this Sunday for the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co.

The marquee event features the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, which is the premier national 360ci winged sprint car series, along with the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Car League featuring the POWRi Lucas Oil Iowa Sprint Car League, at the large dirt oval located in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

For the first time in event history the race night will be showcased via a live video stream as the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will air hot laps through the Victory Lane interviews.

The price is only $29.99 for the Pay-Per-View only event ( RacinBoys All Access members will have to order the Pay-Per-View to watch). The purchase tab is available at http://www.racinboys.com/events/?i=58559 .

It will be the first of seven nights of live video broadcasts on RacinBoys next week. RacinBoys All Access members will be treated to the six-night ASCS Sprint Week that kicks off next Tuesday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.

The ensuing races are Wednesday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan.; Thursday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.; Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; next Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.; and Aug. 16 at Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Ark.

A RacinBoys All Access subscription is only $29.99 per month. The subscription offers live Pay-Per-View video from nearly every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race and it also provides access to all On-Demand video content as well as all live audio broadcasts. A month is considered a 30-day period beginning the first day of the subscription. The coverage is brought to you by Lucas Oil Products, which is the title sponsor for all RacinBoys live events and studio shows this year.

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.

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. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

Baughman Begins Knoxville 360 Nationals Pursuit on Friday

Lonnie Wheatley, ODESSA, Texas (August 7, 2020) – Josh Baughman continues an ambitious season of Sprint Car racing by taking in this weekend’s Knoxville 360 Nationals aboard the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 17 Sprint Car.

After a season of selected events in 2019, Baughman has returned to full-time status in 2020 as he pursues Rooke of the Year honors with the All Star Circuit of Champions.

And he has made his presence known, racing into 27 of 28 features and currently sits fifth in series points after posting his eighth top-ten feature finish of the season during last weekend’s four-race swing through Wisconsin, Iowa and South Dakota.

Baughman made his first Knoxville Raceway start of the season last Saturday in All Star Circuit of Champions competition, racing his way into the feature amongst a stout field of 46 entries.

The Odessa, TX, native has enjoyed some strong previous 360 Nationals runs with podium finishes of second and third in preliminary night action in 2016 and 2017 that propelled him into the Saturday night finale. While the 2016 effort ended early with engine woes, Baughman finished out the 2017 rendition with an 11th place run amongst the field of 91.

Back into the full-time racing routine, Baughman and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 17 team look for a strong weekend at the Marion County Fairgrounds storied oval.

2020 Quick Stats: 29 races, 3 top-fives, 8 top-tens.

Next Up: Knoxville 360 Nationals at Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway with Friday’s qualifying night and Saturday’s finale.

Keep Track: Keep track of Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports online at http://www.baughmanreutzelmotorsports.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Baughmanreutzelmotorsports-136754450449692/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BaughmanReutzel.

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

 

 

Sproul & Lunow New Leaders Going into Saturday’s DCRP Action

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (August 7, 2020) – Going into Saturday night’s fifth round of championship chase action at Dodge City Raceway Park, there are a pair of new points leaders at the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas.

Following the most recent event on Friday, July 24, Dakota Sproul has taken over the IMCA Modified points lead and Mike Lunow has climbed to the top of the IMCA Sport Modified point charts.

Those retaining leads include Luke Cranston in the Hambelton Racing DCRP Sprint Cars, Troy Burkhart in IMCA Stock Cars and Tathan Burkhart in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

After an idle weekend, Saturday’s card marks the first of three consecutive weekends of racing action at DCRP that includes the Prelude to Mayhem next Saturday, August 15, and then the Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals along with Sport Modified Mayhem on August 20-22.

Saturday’s racing action gets under way at 7:30 p.m.

A look at the current title chases…

Hambelton Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Luke Cranston picked up his first win last time out on July 24 to make it four different winners in as many races and pushing his advantage in the championship chase to 21 points over Taylor Velasquez, who used a runner-up finish to overtake Ray Seemann in the points tally.

After Saturday night’s action, the Sprint Cars get next Saturday (August 15) off before embarking upon the Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals on August 20-22.

Feature Winners: Brett Becker 1, Luke Cranston 1, Taylor Velasquez 1, Koby Walters 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Luke Cranston 565, 2. Taylor Velasquez 544, 3. Ray Seemann 534, 4. Jordan Knight 506, 5. Koby Walters 499, 6. Brian Herbert 491, 7. Tyler Knight 463, 8. Kris Moore 460, 9. Ross Essenburg 431, 10. Kohl Ricke 411.

IMCA Modifieds:

After an opening night win, Dakota Sproul shook off a pair of consecutive DNF’s with a dominant drive to victory lane on July 24 to become the first repeat winner of the year at DCRP and vault back to the top of the point charts from fourth.

Sproul’s advantage is at 19 points going into Saturday night with just five points separating the trio of Kale Beavers, Trent Gray and David Solberg in the tussle for second. Beavers led the way previously before an early exit in the July 24 feature cost hm the points lead.

Feature Winners: Dakota Sproul 2, Kale Beavers 1, Clay Sellard 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Dakota Sproul 541 2. Kale Beavers 522, 3. Trent Gray 521, 4. David Solberg 516, 5. Danny Keller 493, 6. (tie) William Nusser and Nick Link 403, 8. Joel Lane 384, 9. Jack Kirchoff 358, 10. Derek Dechant 296.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

The closest battle currently has Mike Lunow just three points ahead of Kamren Gruber in the Sport Modified title chase after previous leader Luke Stallbaumer fell to third following a rough-driving incident last time out with reigning champ Jeff Kaup in fourth after mechanical issues on the same night.

It's a critical stretch in the Sport Mod rank with this Saturday’s card followed by the Prelude to Mayhem next Saturday and then the Seventh Annual Sport Modified Mayhem North vs. South Duel on August 21-22.

Feature Winners: Brett Berry 1, Brandon Kenny 1, Matt Rucker 1, Luke Stallbaumer 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Mike Lunow 547, 2. Kamren Gruber 544, 3. Luke Stallbaumer 513, 4. Jeff Kaup 507, 5. Brian May 498, 6. Mike Appel 480, 7. Ryan Kirchoff 478, 8. Monte Nordyke 477, 9. Kyle Wiens 471, 10. Brendyn Nordyke 464.

IMCA Stock Cars:

Troy Burkhart became the first repeat winner in the Stock Car ranks on July 24 and is trying to make a breakaway with a 23-point lead, but Chris Oliver and Jeff Kaup are well positioned to pounce on any miscues to eat into that slight advantage.

Feature Winners: Troy Burkhart 2, Jeff Kaup 1, Gregg Schell 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Troy Burkhart 577, 2. Chris Oliver 554, 3. Jeff Kaup 547, 4. Ondre Rexford 525, 5. Marlin Hogie 524, 6. Jesse Smith 477, 7. Gregg Schell 409, 8. Anthony Finch 384, 9. Paul Zimmerman 354, 10 Michael Pepper 273.

IMCA Hobby Stocks:

Racking up four podium finishes in as many starts, Tathan Burkhart is setting a pace difficult to match. But Duane Wahrman is giving it a go, winning last time out to cut the lead to just 13 points with Skeets Salazar jumping from fifth to third in points with a third-place showing last time out.

Feature Winners: Brady Bencken 1, Tathan Burkhart 1, Trevor Schmidt 1, Duane Wahrman 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Tathan Burkhart 581, 2. Duane Wahrman 568, 3. Skeets Salazar 528, 4. Dion Priddy 520, 5. Brett Copeland 516, 6. Keith Carr 486, 7. Chad Kelley 388, 8. Garrett Hager 274, 9. Cole Pfeifer 261, 10. Brooke Russell 255.

Tickets for Saturday’s action are just $12 for adults with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

In total, the 2020 season atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval is slated for a dozen nights of action along with another six Sunday cards atop the 1/7-mile Little DCRP clay oval.

Detailed schedule information is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

The Comfort Suites located conveniently at 2700 West Wyatt Earp Boulevard in Dodge City is the official lodging partner of Dodge City Raceway Park. With an extensive list of classic amenities, Comfort Suites will help you feel right at home when traveling. Be sure to ask for the Dodge City Raceway Park rate when booking. For more information, check online at https://www.choicehotels.com/kansas/dodge-city/comfort-suites-hotels/ks193?brand=CI or call 620-801-4545.

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.

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through Aug. 6

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 744; 2. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 676; 3. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 674; 4. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 644; 5. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 636; 6. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., and Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., both 573; 8. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 545; 9. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 528; 10. Mitchell Dvorak, Stuart, Neb., 511; 11. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 472; 12. Christopher Thram, Sanborn, Minn., 469; 13. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 455; 14. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 451; 15. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 430; 16. Neil Nickolite, Bellwood, Neb., 415; 17. J.D. Johnson, Maize, Kan., 410; 18. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 402; 19. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., 392; 20. Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., 387.

KMJ Performance State Point Standings

California – 1. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., and Rob Solomon, Fresno, Calif., both 106; 3. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 104; 4. Jacob Pacheco, San Martin, Calif., and Rick Bray, Fresno, Calif., both 91; 6. Chris Stevens, Fresno, Calif., 79; 7. Cole Danell, Visalia, Calif., 75; 8. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 69; 9. Brendan Warmerdam, Lemoore, Calif., 68; 10. Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., 67.

Indiana – 1. Andy Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 190; 2. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., and Brad­ley Sterrett, Bloomington, Ind., both 189; 4. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 174; 5. Jor­dan Welch, Clayton, Ind., 166; 6. Cody Trammell, Smithville, Ind., 156; 7. Roderick Henning, Mid­dletown, Ohio, 122; 8. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 112; 9. Nate Franklin, Lafayette, Ind., 111; 10. Bradley Galedrige, Greenwood, Ind., 103.

Iowa – 1. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 217; 2. Rich Cerveny, Omaha, Neb., 174; 3. Joe Miller, Vail, Iowa, 173; 4. Dustin Reeh, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 170; 5. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 167; 6. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 159; 7. Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, Iowa, 131; 8. Owen Carl­son, Somerset, Wis., 126; 9. Justin Bolte, Fremont, Neb., 119; 10. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 113.

Kansas – 1. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 374; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., and J.D. Johnson, Maize, Kan., both 373; 4. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., 358; 5. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 325; 6. Koby Walters, Liberal, Kan., 319; 7. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 311; 8. Shane Sundquist, Bertrand, Neb., 296; 9. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 279; 10. Jerad Werner, Codell, Kan., 270.

Minnesota – 1. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 266; 2. Javen Ostermann, Courtland, Minn., 243; 3. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 242; 4. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 216; 5. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 211; 6. Neil Stevens, Bingham Lake, Minn., 180; 7. Justin Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 172; 8. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 170; 9. Nolan Herd, Arlington, Minn., 149; 10. Zach Glaser, Cleveland, Minn., 106.

Missouri – 1. Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 281; 2. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 223; 3. Jay Russell, Wathena, Kan., 184; 4. Austin Couch, Agency, Mo., 161; 5. J.R. Topper, St. Joseph, Mo., 127; 6. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 106; 7. Vincent Franks, Cameron, Mo., 102; 8. Dustin Reeh, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 100; 9. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 94; 10. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 92.

Nebraska – 1. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 380; 2. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 360; 3. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 355; 4. Neil Nickolite, Bellwood, Neb., 350; 5. Trevor Grossenbacher, Pan­ama, Neb., 316; 6. Michael Boston, Lincoln, Neb., 299; 7. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 297; 8. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 282; 9. Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., and Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., both 268.

New Jersey – 1. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 79; 2. Kevin Nagy, Wind Gap, Pa., 77; 3. Mark Bitner, Trenton, N.J., 72; 4. Jeffrey Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., 71; 5. Tom Carberry, Hopewell, N.J., 70; 6. Eddie Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 64; 7. Zakery Vickers, Vineland, N.J., 63; 8. Kristina Pratt, Sewell, N.J., 53; 9. Zach Berghof, Dorothy, N.J., 52; 10. Jason Dunn, Hamilton, N.J., and Jenna "Shotz" Schostkewitz, Milford, N.J., both 49.

North Carolina – 1. Bronzie Lawson IV, Southern Pines, N.C., 155; 2. Nick Tucker, Kannapolis, N.C., 150; 3. Jake McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 142; 4. Chaz Woodward, Statesville, N.C., 132; 5. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 131; 6. Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 124; 7. Michael Jack­son, Summerville, S.C., 123; 8. Gareth Palmer, Fuquay Varina, N.C., 119; 9. Mike Sellers, Summer­ville, S.C., 103; 10. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 102.

Ohio – 1. Kyle Kruger, Frankfort, Ohio, 157; 2. Austin Powell, Wilmington, Ohio, 140; 3. Jay Duna­way, Oak Hill, Ohio, 134; 4. Chad Hyatt, Ashville, Ohio, 126; 5. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 119; 6. Cameron Hague, Warsaw, Ohio, 112; 7. Steven Watts, Marion, Ohio, 97; 8. Tadd Clary, Chillicothe, Ohio, 93; 9. James Caleb Erwin, Marysville, Ohio, 92; 10. Lewie Christian, West Jefferson, Ohio, 73.

Oklahoma – 1. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 372; 2. Dane Fields, Lawton, Okla., 334; 3. Brady Courtney, Carnegie, Okla., 331; 4. Duane Baker, Chickasha, Okla., 318; 5. Morgan Fletcher, Law­ton, Okla., 314; 6. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., 308; 7. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 290; 8. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 255; 9. Ché Hawkins, Bethany, Okla., 234; 10. Steven Shebester, Mustang, Okla., 226.

Pennsylvania – 1. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 636; 2. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 528; 3. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 402; 4. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 380; 5. Jake Frye, Lewisberry, Pa., 370; 6. Kyle Keen, Carlisle, Pa., 362; 7. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., and Landon Price, Fleetwood, Pa., both 351; 9. Kruz Kepner, Kreamer, Pa., 333; 10. Kenneth Duke, Winfield, Pa., 331.

South Dakota – 1. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 437; 2. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 384; 3. Nate Barger, Madison, S.D., 355; 4. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 353; 5. Christopher Thram, Sanborn, Minn., 342; 6. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 317; 7. Micah Slendy, Sioux Falls, S.D., 298; 8. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 297; 9. Casey Abbas, Lennox, S.D., 274; 10. Jesse Lind­berg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 263.

Texas – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 365; 2. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 322; 3. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 319; 4. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 284; 5. Martin Edwards, Forney, Texas, 267; 6. Matt Etzelmiller, Keller, Texas, 263; 7. Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, 259; 8. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 248; 9. Austin Burkham, Fort Worth, Texas, 229; 10. Zane Lawrence, Lillian, Texas, 228.

Virginia – 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., and Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., both 75; 3. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 74; 4. Michael Keeton Jr., Doswell, Va., 70; 5. Billy Hubbard, Cobbs Creek, Va., 69; 6. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 67; 7. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 64; 8. Matthew Mullins, Newport News, Va., 35; 9. Erin Statler, Carlisle, Pa., 33; 10. Charlie Ware, Hallieford, Va., 31.

 

 

Crouch Excited to Make Debut at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - LUBBOCK, Texas (Aug. 7, 2020) - Brenham Crouch is gearing up to make his debut at a high-banked bullring this weekend.

Crouch will climb behind the wheel of a Toyota Racing backed Keith Kunz Motorsports midget on Friday and Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., which hosts the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League.

"I'm super excited to get back in the car," he said. "It's been a long time since I've raced and I'm looking forward to the challenge."

It has been since the middle of July that Crouch last competed. He produced his career-best midget result that weekend, which gives him confidence going into a new track.

"When I think of short and high banked I think of I-44 Riverside Speedway," he said. "Pevely is bigger than that. From videos I've seen I think it's a bigger version of I-44. We've won at I-44 a couple of times and had several top fives so hopefully the transition is similar."

Crouch was scheduled to race in a trio of POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League races in Illinois last weekend, but all three races were postponed because of rain.

SEASON STATS -

35 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 16 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.brenhamcrouch.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brenhamcrouch1

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"Wade is great and always gets us what we need when we need it," Crouch said. "We're very happy with their products and the support from those guys."

Crouch would also like to thank Hi-Plains Building Division, Hi-Plains Electric, Lubbock Wrecker Service, Wilson Wrecker Service, Driven Performance, Driven Midwest, Lineman Motorsports, Simpson Race Products, Mychron-Tom, CMS Promotions, Bell Helmets, CSI Shocks, Swindell Bleeders, Outlaw Wings, Smith Titanium and Joey Starnes Racing for their continued support.

 

 

RacinBoys Providing the First-Ever Pay-Per-View of Ultimate Challenge on Sunday Prior to Starting ASCS Sprint Week at Lakeside Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Aug. 7, 2020) - RacinBoys is the home for a couple of marquee winged sprint car races throughout the next few days.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will produce a live video stream from the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co. on Sunday evening for the first time in event history. Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, hosts the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour as well as the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Car League featuring the POWRi Lucas Oil Iowa Sprint Car League.

The spectacle will have a live Pay-Per-View broadcast for anyone unable to attend. The price is only $29.99. It's important to note that RacinBoys All Access members will have to order the Pay-Per-View to view the event online. The purchase tab is available at http://www.racinboys.com/events/?i=58559 .

RacinBoys All Access members will be showcased live video throughout nearly a week straight of ASCS competition next week, beginning with a date on Tuesday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. The event, which is co-promoted by RacinBoys, kicks off the first of six consecutive races for ASCS Sprint Week with the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network offering a broadcast each night.

Following the opener at Lakeside Speedway, additional races include: Wednesday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan.; Thursday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.; next Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Aug. 15 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.; and Aug. 16 at Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Ark.

A RacinBoys All Access subscription is only $29.99 per month. The subscription offers live Pay-Per-View video from nearly every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race and it also provides access to all On-Demand video content as well as all live audio broadcasts. A month is considered a 30-day period beginning the first day of the subscription. The coverage is brought to you by Lucas Oil Products, which is the title sponsor for all RacinBoys live events and studio shows this year.

LUCAS OIL -

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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. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Knoxville Nationals Online Auction Set to Start Friday, August 7, at 8 a.m.!

Knoxville, IA, August 4, 2020 – The non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is planning a week long online auction beginning Saturday, August 8 at 8 a.m. CST and ending Saturday, August at 3 p.m. CST. The auction will showcase over 60 items donated to the museum for auction purposes.

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa, normally holds up to seven live auctions a year, but this year, has elected to go online as big racing events have been either postponed or canceled for the season. Next week’s online auction replaces the one normally held annually at the Knoxville Nationals.

“Unfortunately, the pandemic has hit us at the museum as well as everyone else,” says National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum executive director, Bob Baker. “We want to thank everyone who helped us with July’s auction. We made this auction a little bigger, and I think our supporters will love what we have to offer. Since we won’t get to see as many of our friends as usual here at the museum, maybe this will give them the opportunity to participate with us.”

The auction benefits the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. A large assortment of unique and autographed memorabilia will be a part of the auction, including: an autographed custom painted helmet from Sheldon Haudenschild, an autographed fuel cell from Rico Abreu, an autographed wing panel from Brady Bacon, and autographed items from Mark Kinser. Gary Scelzi, Gio Scelzi, Kenny Jacobs, Sammy Swindell, Shane Carson, Kasey Kahne, Kraig Kinser, Justin Grant, Cale Conley, Matt Juhl, McKenna Haase, Joe Beaver, Scott Bogucki, Jamie Ball, Christian Bowman, Alan Zoutte, the NFL’s Dallas Clark, NASCAR stars and more!

Visiting www.SprintCarAuction.com will give you the Lot Listing, and the information you need to register!

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

 

 

Reutzel Takes Aim at Knoxville 360 Nationals Crown

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (August 6, 2020) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team have reached Knoxville Raceway’s victory lane for the first time this season.

And they made it two times most recently with a second weekly 410-ci win on July 25.

Now, Reutzel and the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car take aim at this weekend’s Knoxville 360 Nationals crown.

Reutzel was oh so close to snaring the win last year with a runner-up finish on his preliminary night and then a fourth-place finish in the Saturday night finale aboard the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment entry.

Currently leading the way in a quest for a third consecutive All Star Circuit of Champions title, Reutzel and the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspension team have taken advantage of a pair of idle weekends to work on the Knoxville package.

And it has paid off to the tune of a pair of wins among the 410-ci ranks on June 20 and July 25. Reutzel enters the weekend with 11 overall wins already for the season.

After collecting the Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship last month, Reutzel and Fischer Body Shop Team will try add another crown jewel of 360-ci Sprint Car racing to the mantel after taking “King of 360’s” honors at Florida’s East Bay Raceway Park in February.

2020 Quick Stats: 54 races, 11 wins, 28 top-fives, 38 top-tens.

Next Up: Knoxville 360 Nationals at Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway with Thursday qualifying night and Saturday finale.

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

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

 

 

Bacon Sets Sail for Knoxville 360 Nationals & USAC Silver Crown this Weekend

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (August 6, 2020) – Variety continues to be the spice of life for Brady Bacon.

Coming off the heels of a strong USAC Indiana Sprint Week, Bacon and the Fatheadz Hoffman Racing No. 69 Sprint Car are set to take in this weekend’s Knoxville 360 Nationals.

Returning to the track where he claimed the $20,000 Corn Belt Nationals payday just weeks ago, “The Macho Man” is set for Thursday night’s qualifying events before taking in Saturday’s finale.

Then, Bacon will make his way east to take in Sunday’s USAC Silver Crown “Bill Holland Classic” at Selinsgrove Speedway aboard the Klatt Enterprises No. 6.

Bacon makes his first winged 360-ci Sprint Car start of the year after narrowly missing out on a second Indiana Sprint Week title.

Bacon opened the week in strong fashion with a pair of podium finishes in the opening three-race stint of the week with finishes of second at Kokomo Speedway on July 24 and then third at Lawrenceburg Speedway the next night.

After a sixth-place finish at Terre Haute Speedway last Wednesday and then a series of weather-induced postponements and cancelations, Bacon went into Sunday’s night’s final feature at Haubstadt’s Tri-State Speedway with the title within his reaches only to suffer mechanical misfortune in the early going.

Bacon still has a third USAC Sprint Car title on the radar, sitting fourth in points and less than 100 markers out of the lead.

For this week though, Bacon shifts his focus to the half-mile ovals with a return to Knoxville and then the first Silver Crown outing of the year at Selinsgrove.

Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Hoffman Auto Racing, Fatheadz Eyewear, Champion Oil, Gene Franckowiak, Drivewfx.com, Elliott’s Custom Trailers, ATC Trailers, Tel-Star Technologies, Dragonfly Aviation, Lykins Oil, Triple X Race Co., Hoosier Tire, XYZ Machine, Heath Clips Lawn Care, FK Indy, Engler Machine and Tool, FK Rod Ends, Specialty Rigging, Keizer Wheels, Purple Heart Foundation, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Smiley’s Racing Products, R&R Enterprises, DMI, ProGlide Coatings, Chalk Stixx, Wilwood Engineering, Lajoie Seats, Smith Precision Products, Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, MyRacePass, Schroth Racing, Saldana Racing Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products and Schoenfeld Headers.

2020 Quick Stats: 42 races, 6 wins, 17 top-fives, 23 top-tens.

Up Next:

Thursday, August 6 – Knoxville 360 Nationals (Knoxville, IA)

Saturday, August 8 – Knoxville 360 Nationals (Knoxville, IA)

Sunday, August 9 – USAC Silver Crown (Selinsgrove, PA)

Keep Track: Keep track of Brady Bacon’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.bradybaconracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Brady-Bacon-278125555137/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BradyBaconRacin.

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

 

 

Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals Rapidly Approaching

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (August 6, 2020) – Two weeks from now, the Fourth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals will be at full song at the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park in southwest Kansas.

The event is set for Thursday through Saturday, August 20-22.

Two full nights of preliminary action set the stage for the Saturday, August 22, $3,000-to-win championship finale. With lap money factored in as well, a driver could pocket as much as $4,500 in the Saturday night 30-lap finale alone.

After Fort Worth’s Kevin Ramey topped the inaugural version of the DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals in 2017, Fairview, Oklahoma’s Jake Martens pocketed $4,040 including lap money by fending off a last-lap slider from Jake Bubak and then beating Chad Koch to the stripe in last year’s hair-raising finale.

Bubak upped the overall total by sweeping through last year’s Nationals, piling up $6,300 in winnings over the course of the weekend.

The Colorado hotshoe had to work for it though, racing from eighth and then tenth to take advantage late in both preliminary features and then fighting off the advances of Jason Martin to wire the finale.

Entry forms for the Fourth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals are available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/DCRP-305-Sprint-Car-Nationals-2020-Entry-Form.pdf.

Entries submitted by August 13 are just $100 with a driver pit pass of $20 per night. Entries submitted after August 13 are $150 with driver pit pass at $30 per night.

This year’s event will be accompanied by the track’s annual Sport Modified Mayhem along with the Kansas Antique Racers.

The Vitals:

The What: The Fourth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals. Hambelton Racing DCRP Sprint Cars versus United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS) along with a number of other invaders from throughout.

The When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 20-22. Races begin at 7:30 p.m. each night.

The Where: 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.

The Format: All cars run each night. Thursday and Friday heat races lined up according to pill draw with passing points in effect to determine “B” Main(s) and “A” Main lineup each night. Top 8 in passing points will redraw for feature starting position with 9-16 in passing points making up rows five through eight of the “A” Main. Balance will go to two or three “B” Mains based upon car count to fill out the 22-car “A” Main.

Event points will be awarded as follows to determine Saturday night lineups:

Heat Races – 1st – 20, 2nd -18, 3rd – 16, 4th – 14th, etc.

Additionally, 0.5 points will be awarded for each heat race position gained and 0.3 points will be deducted for each position lost.

A Feature Points: 1st – 100, 2nd – 95, 3rd – 91, 4th – 88, 5th – 85, 6th – 82, 7th – 79, 8th – 76, 9th – 73, 10th – 70, 11th – 68, 12th – 66, 13th – 64, 14th – 62, 15th -60, 16th – 58th, 17th – 56, 18th – 54, 19th – 52, 20th – 50, 21st – 48, 22nd - 46.

B Main Non-Transfers – 1st – 44, 2nd -42, 3rd – 40, etc.

Saturday:

Top 6 in combined points from Thursday and Friday lock-in to the Triple A Trucking Dash for Cash ($1,000 total purse) to determine lineup for front three rows of the feature.

Balance go to heat races lined up based upon overall point totals from the previous two nights with an invert of six. Saturday heat points (1st – 120, 2nd – 108, 3rd – 96, 4th – 84, 5th – 72, etc.) are added to preliminary night totals to determine balance of “A” Main and “B” Main(s) lineups. Top ten total go to positions 7-16 of “A” Main, balance to “B” Main(s).

The Payout: Saturday – $3,000, 2. $1,500, 3. $1,200, 4. $1,000, 5. $800, 6. $700, 7. $650, 8. $600, 9. $550, 10. $500, 11. $475, 12. $450, 13. $425, 14. $400, 15. $400, 16. $400, 17. $400, 18. $400, 19. $400, 20. $400, 21. $400, 22. $400. $150 for Non-Qualifiers.

Plus - $50/$30/$20 lap money for 1st, 2nd and 3rd each of the 30 laps.

Plus – Mel Hambelton Racing Dash for Cash for top 6 in combined preliminary points that sets first three rows of feature lineup: 1st - $300, 2nd - $200, 3rd - $150, 4th - $150, 5th - $100, 6th - $100.

Thursday and Friday Prelims: 1. $600, 2. $400, 3. $350, 4. $325, 5. $300, 6. $275, 7. $250, 8. $225, 9. $200, 10. $175, 11. $150, 12. $125, 13. $120, 14. $110, 15. $100, 16. $100, 17. $100, 18. $100, 19. $100, 20. $100, 21. $100, 22. $100. $50 for Non-Qualifiers.

The Entries: The full list of entries is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/driver-info/dcrp-305-sprint-car-nationals/entries/.

The Lap Sponsors: In addition to an already hefty payout, another $3,000 in lap money will be distributed in Saturday night’s 30-lap championship feature. Each lap will be worth $100 with the leader collecting $50, second-place picking up $30 and third-place earning $20.

To claim your lap before they’re gone, contact Tommie Estes, Jr., at 620-225-3277 or Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

The Regulations: Standard Hambelton Racing DCRP Sprint Car rules will be in effect for the Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals, with the following items to be noted:

---Right rear tire may be either the Hoosier Racesaver or Hoosier 105x16.0-15 Medium. Any tire is allowed on the other three corners. All tires must durometer a minimum of 35.

---Top wing (maximum 5x5) must be totally flat to run a wicker bill up to two inches. No wicker bills permitted on dished wings. Sideboards on the top wing must be 90 degrees square to center foil. The leading edge of the nose wing can be no further forward than 20 inches of the leading edge of the front axle.

---Cockpit adjustable weight jacks, shocks or wings will not be permitted. Titanium brakes are okay.

The Pit Party: The Jones-Richardson Racing Pit Party will take place upon the completion of Friday night’s racing action. All teams and fans are invited to enjoy the fun with free pizza and beverages while supplies last.

Special Awards: Several special awards are in place according:

Hard Charger Award courtesy of Steve Hilker Trucking, Inc.

$500 Mid-Way Bonus courtesy of Adams Roofing ($250, $150, $100 for top three on lap 15 of Saturday Night feature)

$250 Best Appearing Car courtesy of Adams Roof Tech

Past Champions: Each of the previous renditions of the Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals have come down to spirited last-lap battles for the lead with winners hailing from Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado.

2017 – Kevin Ramey (Fort Worth, TX)

2018 - Jake Martens (Fairview, OK)

2019 – Jake Bubak (Arvada, CO)

The Tickets & Pit Passes: Tickets to the Thursday and Friday preliminary events are only $12 for each night with Saturday’s finale just $20 while children eleven and under are free each night. Pit passes are $30 for each night.

The Accommodations: The Comfort Suites located conveniently at 2700 West Wyatt Earp Boulevard in Dodge City is the official lodging partner of Dodge City Raceway Park. With an extensive list of classic amenities, Comfort Suites will help you feel right at home when traveling.

Be sure to ask for the Dodge City Raceway Park rate when booking. For more information, check online at https://www.choicehotels.com/kansas/dodge-city/comfort-suites-hotels/ks193?brand=CI or call 620-801-4545.

In total, the 2020 season atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval is slated for a dozen nights of action along with another six Sunday cards atop the 1/7-mile Little DCRP clay oval.

Detailed schedule information is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

Lubbock Wrecker Service has over 50 years of collective experience providing heavy duty, medium duty, and light vehicle towing. Their licensed, bonded, insured drivers are true professionals to handle all your towing needs, no matter the size. Whether you need a vehicle towed just for removal, or if you need an emergency wrecker, Lubbock Wrecker Service has two locations to serve you. More information regarding Lubbock Wrecker Service is available at www.lubbockwrecker.com or by calling 806-748-1044 or 325-573-6300.

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.

 

 

Meseraull, Boyles, and Bayston Added to I-55 Roster
 

Belleville, IL. (08/05/2020) As the most anticipated weekend of the year is only a few days away, the teams have geared up and are ready. Alongside many of our regular POWRi teams, we are expecting a lot of heavy hitters to take on the Ironman 55 event at Federated Auto Parts Raceway this Friday and Saturday, August 7-8.

RMS Racing is planning to have their two cars in attendance for this coming race weekend. Thomas Meseraull will be behind the wheel in the #7X and Clinton Boyles will be in the #98. Thomas Meseraull of San Jose, CA. often known as TMEZ, will be one to keep your eyes on. Since joining the RMS Racing team, Meseraull has accomplished two top fives and two top tens with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League. Along with multiple huge accomplishments behind the wheel of a sprint car, Meseraull is just getting started in the midgets.

Boyles behind the #98 RMS Racing Midget is no stranger to the POWRi Leagues. Boyles was the 2016 POWRi WAR Sprint Car Champion, and this year stepping in full force into Midget racing. “I like racing with these guys first and foremost because they are good quality people. You’re not going to find a more solid group of guys and girls in racing than our team. They give me the best equipment possible and every opportunity to win. I can’t thank all the people it takes to make this happen enough. I’m excited to get to I-55 and see how the weekend shakes out.” Stated Clinton. This weekend will be his first trip to I-55 Raceway.

Spencer Bayston, the Lebanon, IN. native will be in command of the #19AZ for Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports this weekend for the Ironman 55. Bayston will be stepping in for Logan Seavey this weekend, as Seavey has previous commitments. Spencer Bayston has ten POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League wins, he is also tied with Michael Pickens for 15th on the POWRi all-time wins list. Bayston recently filled in for Seavey during Indiana Midget Week; Seavey had gotten hurt a few days prior at Lincoln Park Speedway.

Spencer Bayston holds high expectations for this weekend’s race. “I am really looking forward to getting another shot in the 19 at a place that I always look forward to running. Andy has put together a top-notch team with some people that I always enjoy running with. I felt like we needed a couple more races after Kokomo to get me up to speed and acquainted working around rizzy and Connor. I feel like this weekend is going to be a great opportunity to build on the run we had and gain some valuable laps.”

You can follow along with POWRi for more information such as race recaps, live updates, full results and press releases online at www.powri.com, on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing or on Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

CRSA Sprints Lose 2 August Shows, Turn Attention Back To Penn Can August 21

Press Release by: Steven Ovens – August 5th, 2020

(SODUS, NY) – The response to COVID-19 has been a tricky and delicate one as racers, tracks and traveling series have had to make tough choices to keep the gates open and cars on track. This week, CRSA officials learned that upcoming dates at Fonda Speedway 8/14 and Thunder Mountain Speedway 8/15 have been removed from the schedule and will not be made up. These cancellations due to New York State Executive Orders that were extended to not allow fans at these facilities.

“Our track partners on tour this year have been hit hard and impacted at unfortunate levels for their businesses,” said CRSA Sprints series director Peter Meskill.

“We look forward to getting back to Fonda and Thunder Mountain in the future when the threat of COVID and restrictive orders from the Governor aren’t impacting our partners like they have in 2020.”

CRSA Sprints and Patriot Sprint Tour owner and promoter Mike Emhof echoed those thoughts.

“What we have seen this season has been unprecedented. We will continue to work alongside the tracks that have been impacted as well as our teams to come back strong to support these venues in 2021.

That leaves the next event date for the 305 Sprint Cars of the CRSA Tour to be held on Friday August 21 at Gary Folk’s Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, PA. The last CRSA event was held at Penn Can and did not leave the nearly sold out crowd disappointed with Darryl Ruggles overcoming a cast on his hand to win his first tour victory at Penn Can over Thomas Radivoy.

Radivoy and Kyle Pierce will bring back their own knowledge and experience to “The Can” as both have many laps around the facility in wingless sprint action. Then add in 2020 Series winners Cory Sparks and Ruggles, defending series champion Jeff Trombley, the Land of Legends 305 contingent and you have the makings of a big night of excitement on Penn Can’s three-eighths mile clay surface.

The CRSA 305 Sprint Tour is powered by Super Gen Products with their Champion Power Equipment located in Newark, NY. Associate sponsors for the 2020 CRSA 305 Sprint Tour include Midstate Basement Authorities, CNY Farm Supply, the Maguire Family of Dealerships, Eagle Enterprises, LLC, Hoosier Racing Tires and is owned and operated by Mike Emhof Motorsports.

For more information on the series, results, points and 2020 schedule please visit our website www.crsa.myracepass.com

Please visit the Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA 305 Sprint Tour on Facebook (@CRSAsprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY POSTPONES AUGUST RACES

(Perris, CA, August 5, 2020) Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and state and county mandates on crowd gatherings, the August 15th PASSCAR Stock Car Series/IMCA Modified race and the August 22nd USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series event have both been postponed.

“It is getting old having to postpone racing events,” Kazarian said on Wednesday. “Hopefully, conditions will get better soon, and we can get back to putting on races. Everybody, including the drivers, officials, and fans are ready to go. Until that time comes, we hope everyone remains safe so they can be here with us when racing returns.”

The March 7th season-opening Night of Destruction Presented by LKQ Pick Your Part, is the only racing event the track got in this year. Every race since has been postponed by the COVID crisis. Even though racing has been delayed since that date, the famous half-mile clay oval is still available for private testing and practice for all auto and motorcycle racing machines. For more information or to make a reservation, please E-mail kazariandon@gmail.com.

Kazarian and his entire staff are urging everyone to please take all necessary steps to stay safe and healthy. We look forward to seeing everyone back at the track as soon as it is possible.

Fans can stay up to date on schedule developments, track and driver news on The PAS Facebook page or website.

To keep up with all the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, please use the following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/perrisautospeedway/

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

 

 

DANNY GARDNER MEMORIAL AND KID'S NIGHT NEXT UP AT WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY

Orrville, Ohio

By Mike Swanger

This Saturday night at Wayne County Speedway will feature the McKenzie Concrete Super Stocks vying for the 4th annual Danny Gardner Memorial in a 27 lap $2,700 to win feature. The #27 was Danny Gardner's car number for many years that he raced throughout the state of Ohio in which he won many races and track championships. Paul Holmes, T A Perrine and Doug Drown have been the winners of the previous Danny Gardner Memorials. It will also be a 'Summer Series' race for the Super Stocks. The Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprints, the Malcuit Tavern Super Late Models, the Modifieds and the JoyRide Transport Mini Stocks are on the racing card with the Mini Stocks also in a Kirsch Properties 'Summer Series' race.

It will be Kid's Night plus Kid's Bike races this week with each youngster getting an ice cream sandwich plus many prizes will be given away throughout the evening for the kids. The Kar Connection bike races will be for kids 12 and under and broken up into boys and girls age groups. The concession stand will also have $1 hot dogs for the evening.

Gates will open at 3 pm with hot laps at 5:30 pm and racing at 7 pm. Also the state of Ohio mandates that masks be worn and social distancing be followed.

 

 

Hershey tribute at Port Royal Saturday
 

The PA Sprint Series will make its fourth 2020 visit to Port Royal Speedway Saturday night, taking part in a program honoring the memory of a widely respected member of the Central Pennsylvania racing community.

The “Tribute to Curt Hershey” honors one of the area’s leading engine builders, who passed away earlier this year. All three divisions racing Saturday – 410 sprints, super late models and IMCA/RaceSavers – have teams that were Hershey customers, and more than a few Hershey motors will be racing.

For PASS teams, the tribute also means a purse increase and special awards. CG Racing Engines has added to the race purse to make the winner’s share $444 (Curt Hershey’s son, Joey, ran sprinter #44 with PASS), with comparable increases throughout the field; last place will pay $222. Additionally, CG Racing Engines has matched the $100 awarded by Penns Valley Meat Market for the Hard Charger Award, making that $200 total. Newlin Bar Service also has joined the tribute and will award a torsion bar cleaning tool to the highest finishing PASS car racing a Hershey engine. If that car wins, Newlin will add $44 to its purse.

With more than 40 cars preregistered for the PASS race, this will be one of the most hotly contest events of the season, but it will be hard not to see a favorite in Wells Tannery racer Garrett Bard, who has won two of the three previous 2020 Port events (and two last season). Last weekend, Bard finished second at Clinton County Speedway – a track where he hasn’t had great success – and won at Bedford Speedway, so his CG Racing Engines/Barnett Self Storage #95 team is in a groove. Having his sponsor adding to the purse only gives a bigger incentive.

None of that will cause “Nitro Nick” Sweigart, winner of the other Port feature this year and last year’s Keystone RaceSaver Challenge, or any of the other challengers from mashing their accelerators.

Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, with racing set to begin at 7:00. Adult general admission is $20; however this also is Salute to the Military Night, with active duty service members and veterans admitted free with military ID or DD-214 as proof of service. Student admission is $10, and pit passes $30. The night’s program is sponsored by Bobby Rahal Toyota Lexus of Lewistown.

Next weekend, PASS racers will do double duty, with a special Friday night event at Path Valley Speedway Park and racing Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway. Both nights PASS will be supporting the Ultimate Northeast Super Late Models.

For more schedule information and the latest news, visit www.pasprintseries.com or the PA Sprint Series Facebook page.

 

 

Ian Madsen to Pilot Main Motorsports Entry at Knoxville 360 Nationals and Forbrook Motorsports Machine at ‘The One and Only’

PETERSEN MEDIA: Continuing to fill his 2020 schedule, Ian Madsen is pleased to announce that he will pilot a second Main Motorsports entry at this weekend’s 360 Nationals at Knoxville Raceway, and be a teammate to Tim Kaeding, before returning to the seat of Guy Forbrook’s No. 5 for ‘The One and Only’.

“To be able to run for the Main’s, is really special for me,” Ian Madsen said. “Last year it was pretty tough to lose a close friend in Kyle Main, so to run in is honor at my home track where we hung out a lot is really cool, and I am really hoping to put this car in victory lane where it belongs.”

Madsen comes into this weekend’s event fresh off of a couple of strong 410ci runs at the facility with Guy Forbook. Picking up a fourth-place finish back on the 25th, Madsen just recently finished ninth with the All Stars on Saturday night after taking the green flag 15th.

Madsen has been strong with Forbrook in their first two weekends together, and Sunday night put on quite the charge from 12th to finish fourth during the re-opening of Huset’s Speedway.

“The last couple weeks I have felt really comfortable with Guy Forbrook, and we have been pretty fast,” Madsen added. “With a couple of good finishes to our credit, I am excited to hop into the Main’s car this weekend and see what we can do in the 360 Nationals, before teaming back up with Guy during the 410 event.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Ian Madsen by following him on Twitter, @IanMadsen.

ON TAP: Ian and Main Motorsports will be in action for their preliminary night at Knoxville Raceway on Friday night.

 

 

August Brings Oskaloosa Challenges to Southern Iowa Speedway and Pay-Per-View Streaming

(PETERSEN MEDIA)- As the calendar flips to August, it simply means that all eyes in the Sprint Car world shift to Southern Iowa and Front Row Challenge Ent. LLC is pleased to announce that both the Front Row Challenge and Ultimate Challenge will stream LIVE via Pay-Per-View on August 9th and 10th.

“The climate in 2020 is obviously different then we have had in any other year, and we are excited to bring fans Pay-Per-View coverage of both events for the first time ever,” Terry McCarl said. “These events are definitely ones that are enjoyed in person, so hopefully we can use this as a huge marketing tool for 2021 and beyond.”

Thanks to Country Builders Construction, the Ultimate Challenge on Sunday August 9th will award $4,000 to the winner of the Lucas Oil ASCS portion, and $4,000 to winner of the POWRi/War Series race as long as the winners adorn the Country Builder’s Construction logo.

Monday night, August 10th, the Front Row Challenge takes center stage and there is again big money on the line as the winner of the 410ci feature will pocket $11,000, and the Badger Steel USA 305ci winner will take home $2,000, again the winner must be adorning the Country Builders Construction logo.

Other money that is up for grabs included a $500 dollar bonus to the fastest qualifier in the 410ci division on Monday night courtesy of Wicked Energy Gum. Wicked Energy Gum will also offer up $250 to the 410 Hard Charger. Aside from the added money, KSE will also get in on the Hard Charger fun as they will award a KSE Power Steering Pump to the 410ci Hard Charger.

During Sunday and Monday’s events the ASCS Division/ POWRi/War Sprints, and the 410’s all will require Knoxville/Schoenfeld Mufflers to compete at the Southern Iowa Speedway.

For those fans unable to attend the event in person, in 2020 there IS a PPV option to enjoy the action from the confines of your own home. Sunday night’s Ultimate Challenge will stream on www.racinboys.com, and Monday night’s action can be found on www.floracing.com. Fans are encouraged to book their memberships now and take advantage of all the additional action both networks provide.

For those who are able to attend the Osky Challenges, the pit gates and Infield Part gates open at 3pm, and the front gates will open at 5pm.

JOIN THE TEAM- Any marketing partners interested in getting involved with Front Row Challenge Enterprise, LLC, please reach out to 515-957-0020.

 

 

Walter shows speed, but bad luck lingers in IRA action

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) August 5, 2020 – After being hounded by adversity through the first four races of the 2020 season, Josh Walter and the Torque Racing team displayed plenty of speed to run at the front of the pack, but the sour luck remained during a Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series doubleheader at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Thursday, July 30 and Langlade County Speedway in Antigo, Wis. on Friday, July 31.

On July 30, Walter took a short trip down the road from his Plymouth shop to compete in the second annual Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champoins-Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association co-sanctioned Rayce Rudeen Foundation $26,000-to-win event at The Plymouth Dirt Track.

Walter opened the highest paying Winged 410 Sprint Car race in Wisconsin history by timing in 31st in the 41-car field with a lap of 12.632 seconds around the third-mile clay oval.

After starting sixth in the fourth 10-lap heat race, Walter lost power shortly after the drop of the green flag and rolled to a stop in turn three on the opening lap. Walter went briefly to the work area before retiring from the race with an apparent fuel-pickup issue.

Following some quick repairs, Walter started third in the 10-lap C main needing to finish in the top two positions in order to transfer to the back of the B main.

Walter held down third throughout the majority of the race until the final lap when Sean Rayhall powered past him along the high groove to drop Walter to fourth at the finish line.

“We thought it was an electrical issue in the heat race, so we put in a different mag box,” Walter said. “Later we found out at that the fuel pump came disconnected from the power steering pump just enough to not notice and not turn the pump.

“Unfortunately, after encountering various issues in our previous IRA events at 141 Speedway and Plymouth earlier in the month, our very rough start the season continued with the All Stars,” he said.

While not originally on the team’s schedule, a last-minute decision sent Walter and his Torque Racing team to Northern Wisconsin the following night for a Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association event at the half-mile Langlade County Speedway in Antigo, Wis.

After opening the event by qualifying seventh in the 20-car field with a lap of 17.398 seconds, Walter lined up second in the first IRA heat race.

On lap one, Walter drifted high, which allowed Bill Balog and Scotty Neitzel to move past, while Walter dropped to fourth in the running order. Walter held his position over the final nine laps to place fourth in the race.

Walter then used a favorable dash draw to roll off second in the first IRA four-lap dash. The 15th-year Plymouth driver got the jump on the start to take the lead into turn one and he pulled away from polesitter Dave Uttech to win the first dash and earn the pole position for the 20-lap A main in commanding fashion.

Walter’s high hopes for starting the A main pole were quickly dashed when his 12W car rolled to a stop along the backstretch shortly after being pushed off for the A main. Walter went to the work area before attempting a second push off.

However, the car again did not fire and Walter was forced to retreat to his pit area. He was scored 20th in the race.

“We believe what happened before the A main at Antigo was our older backup mag box failing that we had switched to on Thursday,” Walter said. “There’s no way of knowing when an electrical issue will occur. Most times they briefly show signs of failure and stop working like a battery going dead. However, the mag box showed no issue all night until after two or three laps idling around before we lined up for the A.

“It was just another heartbreaking night for this season, but this one feels worse,” he said. “There’s not much you can do about these things when they happen. We just need to stay positive and look at how well the night was going, instead of how bad it ended. We need to keep in mind it could have always been a lot worse.”

Walter and the members of the Torque Racing team are planning to take most of the remainder of the month of August off to prepare for a potentially very busy September.

“Our next race will be Saturday, August 29th at Beaver Dam Raceway,” Walter said. “After that, our season will look to get pretty busy and hopefully, I can find some consistency with our new car. Our highly tentative schedule will continue Friday, September 4th at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam, Saturday, September 5th at Plymouth, Sunday, September 6th at 141 Speedway, Friday, September 11th at Outagamie Speedway in Seymour, Saturday, September 19th at Beaver Dam Raceway, Friday, September 25th at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam and Saturday, September 26th at Plymouth.”

Torque Racing sponsors for the 2020 season included JDV Lawncare, Brittany's School of Dance, Sheboygan by Owner, Plymouth Tap, Doug's Quality Beef, Cow Pies, Full Throttle Ink, Lakehouse Bar & Grill, Home Transitions, Oostburg Concrete, Services, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions.
Torque Racing Sponsor Showcase – Full Throttle Ink
The Torque Racing team is pleased to have Full Throttle Ink in Sheboygan Falls on board as a sponsor for the 2020 season.

Full Throttle Ink is Sheboygan County's premier tattoo, piercing, and apparel shop, located at 501 North Main (Highway 32) in Sheboygan Falls, Wis. Under the direction of owner Jeff Klug, Full Throttle Ink features a 1,100-square foot state-of-the-art tattoo and piercing parlor, as well as a a complete line of 1940s and 1950s-themed high-end hot-rod style clothing.

Full Throttle Ink, which is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., also offers Motorcult Apparel, Lucky 13 Apparel and Klug's personal line of Sheboygan County-exclusive apparel.

To book a tattoo or piercing appointment, call 920-467-2215 or email fullthrottleink@hotmail.com.

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.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970.

2020 Josh Walter-Torque Racing Tentative Upcoming Schedule
Saturday, Aug. 29 – Beaver Dam Raceway, Beaver Dam, Wis. (IRA)
Friday, Sept. 4 – Dodge County Fairgrounds, Beaver Dam, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, Sept. 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)
Sunday, Sept. 6 – 141 Speedway, Francis Creek, Wis. (IRA)

2020 Josh Walter-Torque Racing By The Numbers
Total Events – 6
IRA events – 4
A-Main Victories – 0
B-Main Victories – 0
Top Five A-Main Finishes – 0
Top 10 A-Main Finishes – 0
Heat Race Victories – 0
Dash Victories – 1
Dash Appearances – 2

 

 

Williamson Ready for 360 Knoxville Nationals Debut This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - COLUMBIA, Mo. (Aug. 5, 2020) - Garet Williamson took a laid-back approach to the week before the 360 Knoxville Nationals.

There was no racing last weekend. Instead, the Bryant Paver Motorsports team stocked a new trailer and regrouped before heading to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, this weekend for their biggest race of the season.

"It let us regroup and not worry about getting the car ready and everything else this week," he said. "But laps always help, too. So good things always come with the bad. It's not something that is going to make or break us."

Williamson is slated to run Thursday during Night 1 of the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. He will compete against a stacked field that includes Kerry Madsen, Tim Shaffer, Austin McCarl, four-time Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour champion Sam Hafertepe Jr., Cory Eliason and Aaron Reutzel to name a few.

All of those drivers have more experience than the young Missouri driver. To help his cause, Williamson visited Knoxville Raceway three times this season and he continues to prepare for the big half-mile oval away from the track.

"After going there and making laps, it definitely helps," he said. "If we didn't I feel it would be a different story and would change a lot of things. Going there gave us a little bit of confidence.

"I've been watching a lot of videos on YouTube, especially earlier in the night to see what I would do different. I've watched videos from year's past just trying to get as much knowledge as I can."

Williamson and the team have made very few changes to their car for this event. The idea was to get a good baseline and make adjustments as needed.

Williamson has qualified for two main events in three starts at the Marion County Fairgrounds. That's given him some confidence and a little excitement heading into hallowed ground for 360 sprint car racing's premier event.

"I'm more excited than nervous," he said. "There are always a little bit of nerves and anxiousness to get there, but you've got to look at it as another race.

"You can't let the fact that it's the Nationals and everything else get to you or you won't be any good. You have to treat it as another race and be focused and ready."

Williamson will also compete with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on Sunday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, during the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co.

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 2 wins, 4 top fives, 7 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 30 th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank and Sunday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co. with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/garetw3

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Garet-Williamson-Racing-572353479787934/

SPONSORS -

Williamson would like to thank Mid-Mo Equipment, Lucas Oil Products, Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts, JBC Transport, LLC, Royal Power Sports, Mo State Construction, Schure Built Suspensions, Tiger Towing, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

Boulton Charges to Top-Five Finish During Cody Burks Memorial

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (Aug. 5, 2020) - Tucker Boulton was a little dejected after picking pill No. 189 out of 200 last Saturday night at Riverside International Speedway.

The facility uses the same bag for all of its divisions, which is why Boulton's number was so high. It buried the Tennessee driver in the back of his 305ci sprint car heat race and put the possibilities of a good night in jeopardy.

But Boulton wasn't slowed down. He made the main event and passed a dozen cars to land a fifth-place finish during the Cody Burks Memorial. The outing was also good enough for Hard Charger honors.

"We're extremely happy with (the night) and it's not even our car we are in right now," he said. "It feels really good to get in a car that is up to date, newer, and then go out there and drive it."

A couple of weeks ago, Boulton destroyed his car in a crash with another competitor. John Howard offered a newer version of a J&J Chassis and Boulton has been fast since he climbed behind the wheel.

Boulton started last in his heat race Saturday night and got up to fifth. That put him at the front of the B Main, which he won. It slotted him 17 th in the main event.

Boulton felt comfortable in the car and went to work on passing his fellow competitors. When the checkered flag flew on the 20-car field, the young upstart had his fourth top-five finish in eight races this season.

"We are learning a new setup for a new car and it's been so much easier, especially with our help in the pits," he said. "We are really, really happy with what we are going with right now."

There is plenty of reason to be happy and it's not just because of finishes of third and fifth in his last two starts. Boulton is comfortable with the performance of a newer car, which has led to a better feel and more confidence by the driver.

As for getting back in his own car, that should happen in the near future. According to Boulton, J&J Chassis will have his car done soon and it's a mirror image of what he has been driving in his last two outings.

"I'm really excited to see what this new car is all about," he said. "I'm a little nervous to put it on the track so close to the end of the year knowing we are going to have a 360 in the car next year. It will be my first new car and you don't want to tear up your new car before a fresh, new, full season of racing. But we are going to go out there and get after it."

QUICK RESULTS

Aug. 1 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 5 (7); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 5 (17).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Raceway in West Memphis, Ark.

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoultonMotorspt

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

SPONSORS -

Boulton would like to thank NAPA Auto Parts in Millington, Tenn., DHR Suspension, Henderson Recovery, Jacqueline Savoy Photography and Simpson Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Henderson and Sandvig Racing Score Pair of 15th-Place Finishes With All Stars

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (Aug. 5, 2020) - Justin Henderson earned a pair of 15th-place finishes behind the wheel of the Mike Sandvig Racing No. 7 last weekend during two nights of racing with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1.

Henderson passed a total of 14 cars in feature competition and the team's total number of top-15 finishes this season now sits at a dozen.

"Any time you have the talent out there like the All Stars do, you know it's going to be a battle and you've got to be on your 'A' game from the get-go," he said. "We had opportunities both nights to be up front and start higher, but the slip ups cost us and that's where I need to be better as a driver."

Henderson kicked off the weekend on Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where he began the night in time trials by laying down a lap of 15.862 seconds. That ranked 28th among 46 drivers in attendance. He then advanced two positions in a heat race to finish fifth, which was one spot short of locking into the A Main.

Henderson then moved forward three positions in the B Main to finish third, which gave him the 23rd starting spot in the main event. He was on the move early, advancing to 16th by Lap 3. However, with the leader setting a torrid pace and the race going caution free the rest of the way, Henderson struggled to make up more ground and he took the 15 th spot on the last lap.

"I screwed up in qualifying and hit a rut and after that it was a fight all night just to get in the show," he said. "The car was there all night and we were fighting so hard for positions that I honestly felt like we had a better run then the finish showed. But that's the way it goes when you put yourself behind in time trials."

On Sunday night the team headed to Huset's Speedway for the C & B Operations Grand Reopening presented by Folkens Brothers Trucking. Henderson qualified second quickest among 32 drivers with a lap of 11.165 seconds. However, he placed sixth in a heat race and was forced into the B Main. He won that to transfer into the main event.

Henderson started in the 21st position and he began moving forward once the green flag was waved. By Lap 11 he was in 16th and with five laps to go he slid into the 15th position, which is where he finished for the second consecutive night.

"We laid down an outstanding lap in qualifying and I really just let an opportunity slip away by staying on the bottom way too long in the heat," he said. "After that it was just another night of scratching and clawing to get in the best position possible to be competitive. Being able to pass cars is great, but I felt like we let one get away there for sure."

Next up for Henderson will be a weekend in his own 360ci sprint car during the 30th annual My Place Hotels Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank at Knoxville Raceway. He will then jump back in the Sandvig Racing 410ci sprint car Aug. 13-15 for The One & Only and the Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

"We've got a great opportunity to show our muscle and put it all together during a weekend that will be the talk of the sprint car community and with the World of Outlaws," he said. "I feel like if we can avoid any big issues and just keep our nose clean we've got a team capable of contending and I'm looking forward to the opportunity."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 1 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 28; Heat race: 5 (7); B Main: 3 (6); Feature: 15 (23).

Aug. 2 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 6 (4); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 15 (21).

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 6 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 13-15 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for The One & Only and the Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Henderson_racin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/90850346221/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Blud Lubricants

Blud Lubricants produces 100 percent synthetic oils and lubricants that are designed and engineered to enhance the precision engineered vehicles that use the products. Blud Lubricants' signature products - Blud Powersports Series, Blud Racing Pro Series and Blud Racing Pro Elite Series - were created to bring out the highest level of performance and protection for all types of racing, including dirt track, sprint, road, off-road, desert, enduro, motocross, supercross, karting, drag, hi-speed boat and a host of others. For more information, visit http://www.BludLubricants.com.

"We have great partners that make this deal possible and we're happy to welcome Blud Lubricants to our team for the 2020 racing season," Team Owner Mike Sandvig said. "I'm grateful for their support and recommend to anybody looking to give them a call."

Sandvig would also like to thank Morton Buildings, Eszlinger Electric, Deberg Concrete, DeBerg Flooring, R2 Enterprise, GRP Motorsports, Winters Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, BK Racing TI Components, SBS FK Shocks, Wings Unlimited, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Rider Racing Engines, Hinchman Racewear, Heartland Kitchen Solutions, Triple X Race Co., Boji Custom Metal Works and Simpson Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Wilson Putting Together New Maxim Sprint Car During Downtime

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (Aug. 5, 2020) - Greg Wilson is looking to make the most of a three-week break from Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 competition.

Wilson and his Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics and Gear Off Road backed team will build a new Maxim sprint car this week. The goal is to break it in by tackling some regional shows in Ohio before the All Star schedule resumes on Aug. 21.

"It's nice that we can be home and work on some of the stuff," he said. "It will be a basic race car that will hopefully put us back on the right track."

Wilson raced with the All Stars during four straight nights of competition in the Midwest last weekend.

He kicked off the action on Thursday by maneuvering from 23rd to 19th in the Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race main event at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis.

Wilson placed 22nd the following night at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. He then ended his night in the B Main on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and on Sunday at Huset's Speedway during the C & B Operations Grand Reopening presented by Folkens Brothers Trucking.

"It was a busy weekend with a lot of driving and a lot of different tracks," he said. "I'm a little frustrated with the weekend. I felt like we had a decent car a couple of nights, but didn't get good results.

"We timed in well at Knoxville, but made some mistakes and didn't have the night we should have had. That's racing. We knew when we left for Plymouth that we had some work to do. It was good to get through the weekend and get back to our shop in one piece so we can start working on the new car."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 30 - Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 5 (5); B Main: 3 (2); Feature: 19 (23).

July 31 - 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 5 (6); Feature: 22 (23).

Aug. 1 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 8 (2); B Main: 15 (2).

Aug. 2 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 26; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 5 (7).

SEASON STATS -

47 races, 0 wins, 9 top fives, 17 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 31 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/GregWilsonw20

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Gear Off Road

Gear Off Road, which is based in Southern California, is dedicated toward building wheels for the off-road enthusiast. For more information, visit http://www.GearOffRoad.com.

"Gear Off Road has been a big part of the growth of our team," Wilson said. "Not only do they offer a top-notch product, the process is geared toward customer satisfaction. We're thrilled with our partnership with Gear Off Road and look forward to success together for many years."

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Magtech Ignition, Simpson Race Products, Banshee Graphics, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Wings Unlimited, Inter-State Truck Repair, ATL Fuel Cells, Sandridge Customs, Cooper Custom Powder, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Front Row Challenge features $2,000 to win IMCA RaceSaver main event

OSKALOOSA, Iowa – The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car driver up to the challenge at the Aug. 10 Front Row Challenge will take home $2,000.

Country Builders Construction of Livermore, Calif., has matched the $1,000 paid by event spon­sor Badger Steel USA to make the RaceSaver main event $2,000 to win next Monday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa.

A minimum of $100 will be paid to start that feature, with IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and KMJ Performance State points to be awarded.

There is no entry or draw fee. Pit passes are $40.

The pits and infield party pass area both open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow.

Spectator admission is $30 for adults and $15 for kids ages 12 and under; infield passes are $25 for adults and $5 for kids.

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars will run on the same program as Outlaw 410 Sprints and are the only division not required to have mufflers.

For more information or to order tickets, call 515 957-0020. The Front Row Challenge is pro­moted by FRC Enterprises LLC.

 

 

IMCA Sprint Cars Headline US 36 Raceway Racing August 7

OSBORN, Mo. - This Friday, August 7, the IMCA Sprint Cars headline a big night of racing at US 36 Raceway with a $1,200 to win and $250 to start show.

Along with the Sprint Cars, the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Sport Mods, E-Modifieds and Pure Stocks are also racing. The Sprint Cars will run under the draw and redraw format.

The IMCA Stock Cars are also running the Shocker Chassis Six Pack Shootout. Six drivers will be voted into the exciting bracket style event, which will be run at the end of the night. The voting link is available on the US 36 Raceway dirt track Facebook page.

Also, at intermission, X-Factor Motorsports is holding a Kids Coin Drop. To add to the intermission fun, IMCA Sport Mod driver Koby Rigsby has also put together a bike giveaway.

The pit gates open at 5 p.m. The grandstands open at 6 p.m. with hot laps at 7:30 p.m. and racing at 8 p.m. Tickets for the event are $15 for general admission, senior and military are $12 and children 12 and younger are free. Pit passes are $35.

 

 

United Rebel Sprint Series Heads to Sherman County Speedway This Sunday

GOODLAND, Kansas (August 3, 2020) – The POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing is coming off a busy weekend with the Belleville 305 Nationals, but the action doesn’t stop there. The month of August is action-packed and eventful for United Rebel Sprint Series competitors.

On Sunday, August 9th series’ competitors will head to the 3/8-mile dirt track of Sherman County Speedway in Goodland, Kansas. Sunday’s fair race will also feature IMCA Hobby Stocks, Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, and Stock Cars. Hot laps are slated to begin at 4PM with green flag racing set to start at 5PM.

Looking ahead, the POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing will prepare for a double-header weekend on August 14th and 15th at Oberlin Speedway in Oberlin, Kansas. In 2019, Jake Bubak and Jason Martin victorious at the 3/8-mile semi-banked dirt track.

The Dodge City Raceway Park Nationals will take place on August 20-22 and tentatively rounding out the month of August will see the United Rebel Sprint Series at Phillips County Speedway in Holyoke, Kansas on August 28th.

For more information on rules, results, schedules, and more please visit the URSS official website www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com. To stay up-to-date, visit their Facebook page: United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS).

 

 

Sean Becker Back in Victory Lane at Marysville Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA- With freedom to travel around the various tracks in Northern California a little more with schedule restrictions in 2020, Sean Becker continues to make his mark as he won at his fourth different track of the season last week as he scored a Wide Open Wednesday feature at Marysville Raceway.

“It was one of those nights where everything just went our way,” Sean Becker said. “We had a great track that gave us multiple options to move around and try different lines, but Dan Monhoff gave me a great car that created speed wherever we chose.”

Making the last-minute decision to head to Marysville Raceway, Becker got off to a nice start as he timed the LRB/Triple X Race Co. backed No. 88m machine in fourth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Running fourth in the heat race, ‘The Shark’ would take the green flag for the 25-lap feature event from the fifth starting position and would proceed to get a great start.

With Tanner Carrick pushing up the track in front of him, it would create an open bottom lane for Becker and he would fully take advantage as he jumped into second and began chasing after Michael Ing.

Giving Ing all he could handle, Becker would make his move for the race’s top spot on the 14th lap, and begin to pull away until the cuation flew three circuits later.

Running strong on the bottom, the ensuing restart would see Blake Carrick use the high side to get around Becker and take the lead, however the yellow would be displayed and Becker would be back up front.

Using his veteran savvy, Becker would take Carrick’s line on the following restart as he continued to lead the way and set a very strong pace. Never looking back on this night, Becker would go on to pick up his fourth win of the 2020 season with all four coming at different venues.

“We are super grateful we made the last minute decision to make the trip to Marysville on Wednesday night,” Becker noted.

Becker and Monhoff Racing would like to thank LRB, Alpine Pacific, and Triple X Race Co. for their continued support.

Becker and Van Lare Motorsports would like to thank Pro Aggregate, All About Fire Protection, Bianchi Farms, Shark Racing Engines, CCI, Van Lare Steering Repair, and Triple X Race Co. for their support in 2020.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-18, Wins-4, Top 5’s- 12, Top-10’s- 15

ON TAP: Becker is unsure when his next race will be at this time.

STAY CONNECTED: If you can’t be at the track, make sure to follow @MrsSharkBecker on twitter for constant updates, or become a fan on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SeanBeckerRacing1023.

 

 

Abreu scores podium, top-five with All Stars; Ironman and Knoxville on agenda

Date: Saturday, August 1st Event: All Stars at Knoxville Raceway Series: All Star Circuit of Champions Track: Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (13th)

Date: Sunday, August 2nd Event: The Huset’s Speedway Grand Re-Opening Series: All Star Circuit of Champions Track: Huset’s Speedway (Brandon, South Dakota) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 5th (5th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (August 4, 2020) - Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing opened their August campaign in a big way over the recent weekend, doing so by securing back-to-back top-five finishes during All Star Circuit of Champions competition, one of which a podium performance at the Sprint Car Capital of the World.

Abreu, driver of the Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/Self Made/Salty’s BBQ/Wiser Golf/Dancer Logistics/Whistle Stop Bar & Grill/Priority Aviation/No. 24 sprint car, joined the traveling All Stars during visits to Knoxville Raceway and Huset’s Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, August 1-2, respectively. The St. Helena, California-native opened the two-day stretch with an impressive rally from 13th to finish second at Knoxville Raceway, earning the evening’s Hard Charger Award by gaining the most feature positions.

Nearly matching his Knoxville outcome, Abreu finished fifth during Huset’s Speedway’s $20,000-to-win Grand Re-Opening on Sunday evening, battling well-within the top-five the entire 35-lap distance after starting where he finished.

“It was a great weekend for our team and I’m excited about our performance. We have a lot of people who support and back this team and we want to do our part by giving back with great results. We’re carrying a lot of positive momentum right now, so the goal is to put that to good use during our upcoming trips to Pevely and Knoxville,” Rico Abreu explained, “It’s going to be a fun few weeks.”

Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing will blast ahead and prepare for back-to-back Ironman starts at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Friday and Saturday, August 7-8. Abreu is a two-time Ironman champion, securing the $20,000 top prize in 2016 and 2017.

Abreu will follow Ironman weekend with the three-day One & Only program at Knoxville Raceway on Thursday through Saturday, August 13-15. The three-day showcase will cap with a $50,000-to-win finale on Saturday.

A stop at Southern Iowa Speedway for the annual Front Row Challenge is also in the works.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of his available social media networks:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing, Twitter: https://twitter.com/Rico_Abreu Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/

APPAREL: Those seeking the latest Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit www.shoprico.com, or find Rico’s Van at select events during the 2020 season.

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ricosvan 2020 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: Total Races: 34 Total Wins: 5 Total Top-5s: 17 Total Top-10s: 20 **Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car

 

 

DCRP Back in Action Saturday Night – Final Tuneup before Sprint Car Nationals!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (August 4, 2020) – Dodge City Raceway Park’s Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals is little more than two weeks away.

Following an idle weekend at the 3/8-mile clay oval, this Saturday’s tilt will be the final opportunity to get dialed in for the Hambelton Racing DCRP Sprint Cars before the Nationals that take place on August 20-22 as the Sprint Cars have next Saturday, August 15, off in order to finalize preparations for the mega-event.

Along with the DCRP Sprint Cars, this Saturday’s card includes a full slate of championship chase action including IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Saturday’s racing action gets under way at 7:30 p.m.

In the most recent DCRP Sprint Car outing on July 24, defending track champion Luke Cranston held off Taylor Velasquez to pick up his first feature win of the season. Cranston became the fourth different winner as many races, joining Velasquez, Brett Becker and Koby Walters in the win column.

With the triumph, Cranston now holds a 19-point lead over Velasquez in the title chase with Ray Seemann just another ten points back in third Jordan Knight and Walters round out the current top five.

Other championship points leaders entering Saturday’s action include Dakota Sproul in the IMCA Modifieds, Mike Lunow by just three markers in IMCA Sport Modifieds, and the fasther-son duo of Troy and Tathan Burkhart in the IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks, respectively.

Through four nights of 202 action thus far, Sproul and Troy Burkhart became the first repeat winners of the season at DCRP by topping feature events on July 24.

General admission tickets for Saturday’s Championship Chase action are just $12 for adults while children 11 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.

In total, the 2020 season atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval is slated for a dozen nights of action along with another six Sunday cards atop the 1/7-mile Little DCRP clay oval.

Detailed schedule information is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

The Comfort Suites located conveniently at 2700 West Wyatt Earp Boulevard in Dodge City is the official lodging partner of Dodge City Raceway Park. With an extensive list of classic amenities, Comfort Suites will help you feel right at home when traveling. Be sure to ask for the Dodge City Raceway Park rate when booking. For more information, check online at https://www.choicehotels.com/kansas/dodge-city/comfort-suites-hotels/ks193?brand=CI or call 620-801-4545.

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.

 

 

Nienhiser Second with Invaders at Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Splitting his time between the Midland Performance No. 50 and his own No. 9x machine over the weekend, Nienhiser would finish second with the Sprint Invaders at Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway before pulling the plug on the rest of his weekend early at 34 Raceway.

“Thursday night in the Scott Bonar No. 50 car we were really good,” Nienhiser said. “I struggled to get through traffic, and we ended up second. Friday night in my car, we just struggled to make speed, and we called it an early weekend.”

Kicking his weekend off at Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway on Thursday night, the Chapin, IL driver returned to the seat of the Midland Performance No. 50 machine.

Going from the fifth starting position in his heat race to a third-place finish, Nienhiser would make his way into the Dash where he would finish fifth. With lady luck on his side for the inversion draw, Nienhiser would end up taking the green flag from the inside of the second row.

On the slick and wide racing surface, Ninehiser’s machine came to life in the feature as he jumped into second and chased after race leader, Seth Bergman. Keeping Bergman in the cross hairs, traffic would see Nienhiser fall back a little as he would get held up at times.

A late yellow would place Nienhiser back on Bergman’s rear bumper, but Bergman would nail his restart, and Nienhiser would close the night out with a second place finish.

Traveling to 34 Raceway in Burlington, IA on Friday night to battle the All Stars in his PNR No. 9x machine, Nienhiser would simply call it a struggle as he couldn’t make grip in his machine.

After struggles in hot laps time trials, and in the early goings of his heat race, Nienhiser would call it a weekend and head home rather than making the scheduled trip to Huset’s.

“For some reason this new car has been a handful, and really hard to make work,” Nienhiser said. “It really has us all baffled. Typically we could say it’s the driver, but with us being fast in other cars this year, we will put a new car together and try again at the Ironman 55 this weekend.”

Nienhiser would like to thank CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil, Mason Sound, Innovative Design, Bradshaw Custom Pumping, Wessler Bros. Agency, Bob Hawks Auto Body, Littleton Storm & Timber, Fierce Herbicide, Sunstoppers Window Tinting, Engler Machine and Tool, FK Indy, Rider Racing Engines, Kaeding Performance, Smith Titanium Products, Vortex Wings, Signature Signs and Design, and Team Simpson for their continued support.

2020 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-19, Wins-1, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-8

ON TAP: Paul Nienhiser will battle with the World of Outlaws this Friday and Saturday and I-55 Raceway in Pevely, MO.

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

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

 

 

Alex Pokorski gets first taste of Sprint Car A-main action

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) August 4, 2020 – After a week away from the race track, rookie driver Alex Pokorski and Pokorski Motorsports team returned to action with the Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Cars in a supporting role to the second annual Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions-Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race on Thursday, July 30 at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis.

The PDTR 360 Sprint Car portion of the program, which drew 27 cars, featured a modified format with no B main and the A main lineup set straight up by passing points with no inversion.

After starting eighth in the second 10-lap 360 Sprint Car heat race, Pokorski spun in turn two on lap 2 before restarting the race at the rear of the nine-car field. Pokorski held his position for the majority of the race before moving up to eighth a when Lance Fassbender slowed and dropped out the race on lap 8.

“During the heat race, I felt okay in the car, but it was a little touchy when I had to race close to other drivers,” Pokorski said. “Using the brake or changing my line threw the car off a bit.”

By virtue of his eighth place finish in his heat race, Pokorski lined up 20th in the 24-car 26-lap 360 Sprint Car A-main field.

On lap 6, Pokorski moved up to 19th in the running order before moving around Blake Wondra with a high move in turn four on lap 13. On lap 19, Pokorski lost control and spun, which dropped him back to 22nd when the race resumed.

Pokorski found his groove on the restart to work past Preston Ruh, Mike Decker, Tyler Brabant and Chris Larson over the final seven laps en route to a 16th-place finish in his first career 360 Sprint A main, which was won by Kurt Davis.

“For the A main, we made some adjustments and the car felt really good,” Pokorski. “It was a lot of fun getting to race my way up a few spots and being able to compete in an A main. When I spun, I was mad at myself, but I was able to recover most of or all of the spots I lost in the last few laps. That was the best night I have had so far and I was happy with the results.”

Two days later on Saturday, Aug. 1, Pokorski returned to the driver’s seat for a PDTR 360 Sprint Car event at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis.

With 32 PDTR 360 Sprint Cars checked in for the night, Pokorski started sixth in the first 10-lap heat race. Pokorski got high on the lightning fast racing surface on the opening laps, which dropped him to eighth in the running order.

Due to the fast and tacky track conditions, passing was at a premium during heat race action and Pokorski finished the race in eighth place.

After starting 12th in the 15-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car B main, Pokorski moved up to 11th when Blake Wondra spun into the infield on the opening lap. The race was slowed for two red flags involving flips by rookies Mike MacFarlane on lap 5 and Scott Armstrong on lap 13.

After restarting 11th on lap 13, Pokorski moved up one spot over the final two laps to record a 10th-place finish.

“Saturday's track was very wet and fast all night long,” Pokorski said. “I’ve never experienced a track like that for a race, so it took me a bit to figure out how to drive it. Passing was very difficult. It was hard to make up any ground on people after a few laps under green because everyone could just keep their foot on the floor the whole way around. The B main and heat race were both very similar in that aspect.

“Looking forward, I want to get better at heavy race tracks and become more consistent,” Pokorski said. “I am back at school working already, but luckily I can still make it back for a few more Saturdays to race.”
The Pokorski Motorsports team is scheduled to return to action on Saturday, Aug. 8 at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis.

Grandstand gates open at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 5:30 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m.

Sponsors for the 2020 Pokorski Motorsports team are Hopf Farms, Petersen Septic Systems, Quest Engineering Inc., Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Tisler Salvage Inc., Allied Bearing Corporation and The Cawley Company.
Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Quest Engineering Inc.
Pokorski Motorsports would like to welcome back Quest Engineering of Richfield, Wis. as a sponsor for the 2020 racing season.
Quest Engineering focuses solely on full overlay cabinetry and complimenting custom products, including kitchen, bath, closets, garage, entertainment and commercial casework projects.
Quest’s skilled team of customer advocates, product specialists, engineers, production managers and operations team rely on a continuous improvement philosophy to pave the road to success.
Founded as a contract wood products fabricator in West Bend by brothers Chris and Todd Lefeber in 2001, Quest operated on mostly manual machines until adding CNC equipment and parametric engineering software to its repertoire in 2006.
In late 2008, Quest Engineering made the move from a direct sales to a dealer sales model with an increased focused on its capacity as a manufacturer. Quest moved from its original facility in West Bend to a newly renovated production facility in Richfield in fall 2012.
In May 2015, working with equipment, software, and special service vendors, Quest expanded with the addition of a second manufacturing plant. Housing a flexible casework production cell, a custom fabrication cell and a small warehouse, a new facility in Jackson was opened, featuring a design center and showroom.
“Quest Engineering came on board with Pokorski Motorsports in 2018 and we are excited to have them back for their third season with us,” Pokorski said. “Quest is a local manufacturer of quality cabinets and we encourage our fans to check out their line of products.”
Pokorski Motorsports invites you to contact Quest Engineering Inc. by phone at 262-334-4949 or by visiting www.questcabinets.com.
For more information on Pokorski Motorsports, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromo.com.
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.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970.
2020 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule.
Saturday, Aug. 8 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, Aug. 15-Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Thursday, Aug. 27-Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Friday, Aug. 28-Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, Aug. 29-Beaver Dam Raceway, Beaver Dam, Wis.

2020 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
Total Events – 9
MSA events – 8
IRA events - 0
A Main Victories – 1
B Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 1
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 1
Heat Race Victories – 0

 

 

The 360 Knoxville Nationals Start This Week!

The most prestigious 360 winged sprint car race in the country starts in just two days!

The My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank will feature more than 100 teams this year. The field is divided into two qualifying nights leading into Saturday's championship finale.

 Australian James McFadden is working against the clock and COVID restrictions to get into the states in time to defend his title. He'll have to battle perennial favorites like Brian Brown, Clint Garner, and Terry McCarl to get it done. Add in the track's current 360 points leader, Carson McCarl, last week's feature winner Lynton Jeffrey and a bevy of other stars.

Tickets are still available for this event online, at the ticket office or by calling 641-842-5431. Ticket prices on Thursday and Friday are $22 for adults; $17 for teens and $12 for children 12 and under. On Saturday, adult tickets are $27; teens are $22 and children 12 and under are $17. All tickets are general admission. Seating is limited to even numbered rows only and three empty seats must be left between groups in a row.

Camping is available at the North Campground, roughly 1/2 mile north of the track, and can be reserved by calling 641-842-5431. Need Accommodations? My Place Hotels Has You Covered!

If you're still looking for a place to stay during the My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank or during The One and Only and Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank, check out My Place Hotels in Altoona and Ankeny.

My Place Hotels have everything you need for a short- or long-term stay. Kitchenettes in every room. Laundry on site. Free Wi-Fi. And, they're pet friendly.

My Place Hotels in Altoona (40 minutes from Knoxville Raceway) and in Ankeny (50 minutes from Knoxville Raceway) have rooms available for both upcoming race weekends. Rooms can be booked online or by calling 855-200-5685. Use code "Knoxville" for a discounted room rate! Our Friends at Peace Tree Brewing Company Welcome Fans to Knoxville

Just three minutes from Knoxville Raceway, Peace Tree Brewing Company is ready to welcome race fans to their taproom and patio!

Join our friends at Peace Tree this Thursday, August 6 for "Gosa-Rita Day". Enjoy Peace Tree Brewing-style margaritas plus complimentary chips and salsa all day.

On Friday and Saturday, show your Knoxville Raceway race ticket to get 20% off your tab!

Peace Tree Brewing Company is open from Noon until 10pm on Thursday, Noon until 11pm Friday and 111am until 11pm Saturday. Carryout and curbside to-go pick up is available, too.

While you're at the track, stop by the Peace Tree Brewing Company beer garden, located under the frontstretch grandstands. The beer garden offers five award-winning Peace Tree beers and two craft seltzers on tap. Happy hour will be held from 4-5:30pm on Saturday, with $1 off all 16 oz drafts! Tickets Remain for "The One and Only" and Capitani Classic

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Knoxville Raceway for "The One and Only" and the Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank next week!

Tickets are available, but a very limited amount remain for Saturday's Capitani Classic. Tickets can be purchased online here or at the Knoxville Raceway ticket office on race days. Three-day ticket packages are $110 for adults. Single-day tickets are $35 for adults, $20 for teens and children 12 and under free on Thursday and Friday. On Saturday, adult tickets are $40, teens are $22 and children 12 and under remain free.

The unique format makes every lap count as drivers earn points on Thursday and Friday to attempt to lock-in to Saturday's Capitani Classic finale.

If you can't make it to Knoxville Raceway for the week, watch every lap live on DIRTVision.com!

 

 

Sams III Hits on New Setup at Knoxville Raceway in Time for 360 Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 4, 2020) - Danny Sams III and the Sams LaMountain Racing team found speed early in the night at Knoxville Raceway last Saturday.

The team had struggled the previous two weekends with qualifying before racing well later in the program.

"We went with a completely different setup in the car and ran a different line," Sams III said. "Brad Benic from Momentum Racing Suspensions helped us and it all came together."

Sams III qualified a career-best 11th quickest in his group. A third-place run in a heat race locked him into the main event at the half-mile oval.

"We had a pretty good run until we had a mechanical failure," he said. "We gained some speed. Then we went to push off for the main event and the car wouldn't go into gear. It was something internal in the rear end."

The team was unable to race in the main event, but the problem has been fixed as the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank has arrived. Sams III will race in preliminary action on Friday prior to Saturday's finale.

"The goal is to make the show and put together a good night on Friday to gain enough points to be in the main event on Saturday," he said.

Sams III will then make his debut at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, on Sunday during the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co. with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 1 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: DNS (-).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 30 th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank and Sunday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co. with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

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"We met the LaMountain Family, the owners of East Mountain Transport, Inc., at the Gator Nationals in early 2019," Sams III said. "It started with a small partnership. It's grown from there and I'm so grateful for the support of the LaMountain Family and East Mountain Transport, Inc."

Sams LaMountain Racing would like to thank Southern Racing Fuels, Williams Precision Engines, Kistler Racing Products, Goodyear Rubber Products, Inc., and Raintree Design LLC for their continued support.

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Looking Forward to 360 Knoxville Nationals This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 4, 2020) - A challenging night at Knoxville Raceway last Saturday didn't dampen Kaleb Johnson's anticipation for this week's 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.

"Saturday night was a bit frustrating," he said. "We had our poorest qualifying effort this year and that put us in a big hole for the rest of the night. But we raced well and we still feel confident about doing well at the 360 Nationals this week."

Johnson began the evening by qualifying 21st quickest in his group.

"The air was kind of goofy and we were off on our fueling," he said. "We had it fueled a little too rich."

Johnson's qualifying time placed him in the 11th starting position in his heat race.

"We got the fueling figured out for the heat race and I was able to get by a few cars on the first lap," he said. "The track was heavier than usual so it made for difficult passing. But when you qualify that bad at Knoxville your heat race doesn't really matter."

Johnson placed eighth in his heat race. He started fifth in the C Main and moved to a second-place finish to transfer to the B Main. He lined up 18 th and advanced to finish 10th.

"We got a bit strung out in the B Main and that makes it really, really tough to move up to a transfer spot when it's only a 10-lap race," he said. "I was able to get by a few cars following a yellow late in the race, but it wasn't enough."

With Saturday night behind him, Johnson looks forward to his biggest race of the year this week. His 360 Knoxville Nationals preliminary night is Thursday with the event finale set for Saturday.

"One of the reasons we've been racing at Knoxville each week this year is to help prepare us for this week," he said. "I feel somewhat confident. I know that it's going to come down to qualifying when we race on Thursday because that plays such a big part in determining how the rest of your Nationals goes.

"We hope to get a decent pill draw and then we need to get everything figured out right away with the car. I think if we do well in qualifying we'll be just fine. And we've shown this year that we can qualify well.

"The 360 Nationals is one of my favorite weeks of the year. You get to race against some of the best drivers in the country - drivers who race for a living. You also get to see a lot of people you don't normally see. It's always a good time, regardless of the outcome."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 1 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 8 (11); C Main: 2 (5); B Main: 10 (18).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 30 th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank

MEDIA LINKS -

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"We're happy to have Dave's Lawn Care and Landscaping back with us for a fourth year," Johnson said. "I'm sure they do nice work because they are always busy. We really appreciate their support."

Johnson would also like to thank Merle Johnson Farm Toys, GRP Motorsports, Oddson Underground, JF Capital, Snyder Tree Service, State Bank of Fairmont, Sea Foam, Schaeffer's Oil, Hepfner Racing Products, DeBerg Concrete, Big Al's Diecasts, The Ron Weber Team, DeBerg Flooring, Guaranteed Rate - Mike Brudigan Home Loans, Triple M Trucking, Last Deck and Marthaler Dodge for their continued support.

 

 

SawBlade.com Sponsored Bogucki Confident Rolling Into 360 Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 4, 2020) - Scott Bogucki has spent the last month preparing for the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.

The moment has arrived for the SawBlade.com backed competitor, who invades Knoxville Raceway this Friday for preliminary competition before Saturday's event finale.

"The last few years I normally get there and haven't had many laps throughout the season to learn," he said. "This year we've logged a lot of laps and I feel like we're the best we've ever been."

Bogucki has made the A Main during the 360 Knoxville Nationals each of the last two years with a 22nd-place outing in 2018 his best result. After scoring his first career triumph at the track and five consecutive top-10 finishes at the half-mile oval throughout the last few weeks Bogucki enters this weekend with confidence.

"We've been starting up front and seem to fade," he said. "Last Saturday it was the opposite and I think in another lap I would have had Clint Garner for fifth. We changed some things around and I feel like I have a really, really good car."

Bogucki qualified seventh quickest in his group last Saturday. He then gained a position to finish second in a heat race before he picked up two spots for a sixth-place result in the main event.

"I want to finish the best I've ever finished there in the 360 Knoxville Nationals this weekend," he said. "If I could run in the top 10 it'd be great."

Bogucki will also race this Sunday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, during the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co. with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. He maneuvered from 12 th to fifth in the event last year.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 1 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 6 (8).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 10 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 30 th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank and Sunday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co. with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

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"Everyone at SawBlade.com has been very supportive," Bogucki said. "They have stuck with me for three years as we've continued to build our race team and develop into a consistent contender. I appreciate their loyalty and support."

Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, Rod End Supply, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Momentum Suspension, KW Transport, Pac Torsion Bars, Maxim Chassis, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., Momentum Suspension, Howard Law and Findley and Sons for their support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Scores Top Fives With All Stars at Plymouth and Huset's

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (Aug. 4, 2020) - Dominic Scelzi posted a pair of top-five finishes last weekend during two of the biggest-paying races of the season under the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 banner.

Scelzi finished fourth on Thursday at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis., during the $26,000-to-win Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race and he placed second on Sunday at Huset's Speedway during the $20,000-to-win C & B Operations Grand Reopening presented by Folkens Brothers Trucking. Both nights were his debut at each track and he now has seven top fives with the All Stars this year, which is more than the combined number of top-10 results in his career with the All Stars entering this year.

"It was an extremely good weekend," he said. "I feel like since we've switched cars we've been on the right track and that showed this weekend. We qualified good every night and made the heat race inversion every night. We raced really good three of the four nights. It was just a really good four-day stretch."

Scelzi qualified third quickest out of the 41 drivers on Thursday at Plymouth Dirt Track. He then placed third in a heat race and second in a dash to garner the third starting position in the main event.

"We were really good," he said. "I think we could have run second through fourth, which is where we ultimately finished. We had good speed and it was awesome to get another top five with the All Stars."

Scelzi ventured to 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Friday. He qualified fourth quickest out of 27 drivers. A third-place outing in a heat race locked him into the dash. He placed seventh in the race before ending the night with an eighth-place run in the A Main.

"It was pretty hard to pass all night," he said. "The track was really wet. It widened up a bit in the feature, but was still hard to pass. I ran sixth for a lot of the race and made a mistake on a restart, which dropped me to seventh. Then I got caught in traffic trying to get to sixth and we placed eighth."

Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, hosted an All Star show on Saturday. Scelzi timed in 21st quickest overall, finished second in a heat race and capped the night with a 14th-place showing in the main event.

"When we went out in qualifying I felt like we had a decent lap," he said. "The inside row was taking off really well in the heats. We lost the start and that cost us a lot of positions in the feature. I do think if we started up front we could have run there. We ran around 10th to 12th for the majority of the feature, but we had a car spin in front of us going into turn three. We made contact and I half spun and went through the infield and that moved us back to 14th."

The weekend concluded on Sunday at Huset's Speedway, where Scelzi made the most of his debut. He qualified 14th quickest out of 30-plus racers. A heat race win and runner-up result in a dash lined Scelzi up third for the feature.

"In the dash we had a good dog fight with Kerry Madsen," he said. "That gave me a lot of confidence going into the feature. We were right there in the top three all race long. Once we got back by Kerry for second the final time Cory (Eliason) was out there by a straightway. We were able to reel him in, but traffic didn't fall my way so we finished second. It was a fun race and a great track."

Scelzi will take his momentum into a busy weekend. He will compete on Thursday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway during the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. On Sunday the team heads to Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co. with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. The Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting is Monday at Southern Iowa Speedway.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 30 - Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (3); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 4 (3).

July 31 - 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 3 (3); Dash: 7 (8); Feature: 8 (7).

Aug. 1 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 14 (14).

Aug. 2 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 2 (3).

SEASON STATS -

37 races, 2 wins, 13 top fives, 19 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 31 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 30 th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank and Sunday and Monday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co. with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and the Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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"Scelzi Enterprises is a family business that has been around far before I was born," Scelzi said. "Now I have a role there. It's my daily job and something I really enjoy being a part of. It gives me a lot of pride to represent our family business on the side of our race cars."

Scelzi would like to thank Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Whipple Superchargers, FK Rod Ends, Roth Motorsports, Panella Trucking, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Schoenfeld Headers, Red Line Oil, NAPA Auto Parts, Sparco, Todd Jorgensen, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, K&N Filters, Allstar Performance, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Auto Meter and Worldwide Bearings for their continued support.

 

 

Kerry Madsen Posts Podiums at Plymouth Dirt Track and Huset's Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (Aug. 4, 2020) - Kerry Madsen enjoyed a successful four-race weekend with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, capturing two podiums and four top 10s in a stacked field of competitors.

The action began for Big Game Motorsports last Thursday at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis., where Madsen guided the Killer Instinct Crossbows sponsored team to the fourth quickest time in qualifying. Fourth-place runs in a heat race and a dash preceded a runner-up result in the $26,000-to-win Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race.

"Thursday went really well," Madsen said. "Unfortunately we drew sixth in the dash and with two dashes that's pretty far back. We moved up a bit and started seventh in the A Main. We got going really well in the middle of the race. In the later stages of the race (Kyle) Larson cleared some lapped cars and I couldn't so we ended second."

The competition shifted to 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Friday. Madsen qualified ninth quickest, placed second in a heat race and gained three positions in the main event to finish seventh.

"We qualified well for when we went out," he said. "We needed to win the heat to get into the dash and we ended up running second. We started 10 th in the feature and I got a really good start, but a car in front of me got a bit out of control and I lost the spots I had gained. Right at the end we came to life, but it was too late."

Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, hosted an event on Saturday. Madsen timed in third quickest in qualifying. He placed second in both a heat race and a dash before ending the night sixth in the main event.

"We were having a great night at Knoxville," he said. "We were good all night, but just didn't pull it off in the A Main. We just need to be a little better and for me to drive better. I ended up moving around and lost a couple of spots."

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday at Huset's Speedway, which featured the $20,000-to-win C & B Operations Grand Reopening presented by Folkens Brothers Trucking. Madsen overcame the 20th quickest qualifying time by winning a heat race from third. He then won a dash to garner the pole position for the feature.

"We were definitely good enough to have won the show," he said. "Early on I was getting tight off turn four. I moved down and found I was really good on the bottom."

Madsen led the first dozen laps, fell to third and rallied to regain the lead for several more laps midway through the race.

"I let myself get boxed in with lappers," he said. "I should have moved around a little more and pushed the issue. It was disappointing, but it was still a great night."

Madsen finished with a third-place result, which was his ninth top five of the season.

Big Game Motorsports plans on racing this Thursday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway during the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 30 - Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 4 (4); Dash: 4 (6); Feature: 2 (7).

July 31 - 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 7 (10).

Aug. 1 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 2 (3); Feature: 6 (4).

Aug. 2 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 1 (3); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 3 (1).

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 0 wins, 9 top fives, 21 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 31 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 30 th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank

MEDIA LINKS -

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Brian Brown Records Strong Outings With All Stars at Knoxville and Huset's

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (Aug. 4, 2020) - Brian Brown captured a top five at Knoxville Raceway and a top 10 at Huset's Speedway last weekend to highlight three races with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions.

July 31 - 34 Raceway in West Burlington , Iowa - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 6 (8); Feature: DNF (18).

"It was a bit of a struggle all night," Brown said. "We didn't qualify well, but we were able to transfer through the heat. I think we were up to 12th in the feature. We tried to make something happen and got passed by four cars. It wasn't our night and we knew we had a big rest of the weekend ahead of us. We wanted to make sure we got the car back in one piece to concentrate on Saturday and Sunday so we pulled off early."

Aug. 1 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville , Iowa - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 3 (5); Feature: 4 (6).

"I missed the bottom a little in qualifying and that cost us a little time," Brown said. "We were able to win the heat, which was good. In the feature we had a pretty good car. We got into second and I got to a few lapped cars. I slowed my pace down to their speed. I had to fight off Rico (Abreu) and Gio (Scelzi) and they got the best of me so we ended up fourth. Overall it was a very hard-fought fourth-place finish. We had a car that was capable of being second, but I just didn't do a very good job when we got to lapped cars. Then it became a chess match for 10 laps and we couldn't get going again. On a positive note it was a brand new car that we wanted to try and I felt like we made some gains."

Aug. 2 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 5 (5); Feature: 9 (9).

"I think everybody had hoped, but I don't know if anyone thought we'd be back at Huset's," Brown said. "It was best-case scenario when Tod (Quiring) bought it. He's been a big-time supporter of sprint car racing. It was a huge, huge night for Upper Midwest sprint car racing to have Sunday with a huge crowd and a huge car count. It was great racing all night.

"Short tracks have been our Achilles Heel, especially this year. Even though ninth is not a win, I felt like we made a lot of gains. Chad had the car good all night long. There's a lot of big races coming up the next three months so we can put those notes to good use."

UP NEXT - Thursday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 30th annual My Place Hotel 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank

"Our 360 program at Knoxville has been really good for a while," Brown said. "We've been able to win. We've qualified pretty well. I'm looking forward to this weekend. The 360 Nationals is an event and it's one you mark on the calendar that you want to win every year. I feel like we have the team and the car. If the driver does his job we have a great shot to contend for the title on Saturday."

SEASON STATS -

34 races, 4 wins, 11 top fives, 19 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 25 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

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"K&N Filters has been a long-time product partner of our team," Brown said. "We've always used their air filters on our engines. They seem to flow the best and keep the dirt out of our engine."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, FVP Stay Tuned, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Champion Brands, Rams Racing, MC Power, Housby, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, J.D. Welding & Machine, Weld Wheels, Fischer Body Shop, Smiley's Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, The Waldinger Corporation, Restless Distillery, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Lincoln Electric, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny's Components, Rod End Supply, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines and MSD Ignition for their continued support.


 

 

Lucas Oil Speedway Hockett/McMillin Memorial

Belleville IL. (8/4/2020) The Tenth Annual Jesse Hockett Daniel McMillin Memorial presented by General Tire at Lucas Oil Speedway, in Wheatland Missouri, will have a flair of familiarity to the event from Thursday, September 17th to Saturday, September 19th. Following the format and guidelines of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League will as now run in the manner.

By using the same format as the ASCS National Tour, teams and fans alike will feel a bit more structure to the overall program. Giving race fans a chance to see their favorite drivers each night with the addition of entrants each night drivers will now earn points for their finishes instead of everyone receiving the same season point recognition.

Pre-Entry for POWRi WAR competitors at the tenth annual JHDM Memorial are now available online at www.powri.com under the Hockett/McMillin Registration tab thru MyRacePass.com. Early entries are $50 (must be postmarked by September 6th). Late entries (postmarked after September 6th) or received at the track are $100. Along with entry and payment, include a W9 Form, found under "rules" on powri.com. Please make checks payable to POWRi.

New POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League Jesse Hockett Daniel McMillin Format:

No split Qualifying Nights. All drivers will compete in both qualifying nights as combined points from Heat Races, Qualifiers, B-Mains, and A-Mains will set the lineup for the Top 8 on Saturday nights feature.

Any tie in points will be broken by Friday's passing point totals. POWRi WAR Format will be utilized with draw in for Heat Race starting position and passing points to determine drivers who advance to Qualifiers and B-Mains.

Top 40 in Passing Points from Heat Races will move into 4 Qualifiers. The remainder will fall to the tail of the night's "B" Features. Top 24 will be inverted with the highest point earner from Heat Races starting sixth in the first Qualifier. Qualifiers will be 8 laps each. Passing Points will be utilized with the driver's total points combined with their Heat Race total. The top 16 in combined Passing Points will advance to the A-Feature. Drivers will not redraw for their starting position. The lineup is straight up by the combined Passing Point total. The remainder will fall into B-Features. The number of B-Features is dependent upon the number of cars. 51-60 will drop into three "B" Features. The lineup will be done by passing point totals with 17th going to the pole of the first "B" Feature, 18th to the pole of the second "B" Feature, etc.

Following the completion of Friday's program, event points will be totaled with the Top 8 locked in, straight up, into Saturday's A-Feature. All other drivers will be lined up into 4 Last Chance Qualifiers on Saturday with top two in each going into the A-Feature straight-up starting from the ninth position.

The remainder of the field will fall into three B-Main, straight up by their finish. Top two from each B-Main will advance to the A-Feature.

More updates will be released in the upcoming weeks, Follow along for more information such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing or on Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

KEYED UP: Marks & CJB Notch a Pair of Second Place Finishes in Pennsylvania Port Royal Dream race delayed until August 22nd; Williams Grove and Port on tap

CARLISLE, PA. - August 4, 2020 - The CJB Motorsports team is rolling as a pair of runner up finishes have the team firing on all cylinders as August begins.

The team was in action at Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown, Pa. on Wednesday, July 29th. Driver Brent Marks wheeled the #5 machine to the 13th slot in time trials and finished 3rd in his first heat race; 2nd in this second one. Marks then started 5th in the feature and finished 2nd.

Friday, July 31st, saw the team in action at Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pa. Car #5 finished 3rd in the heat race and 2nd in the feature.

Wrapping up the weekend was a stop at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway for a $10,000 to win event. Marks timed in 7th quick, finished 2nd in the first semi feature and was scheduled to start 3rd in the feature until rain forced track officials to delay the event until August 22nd.

(Photo by Nicole Signor Creative)

"Racing for wins every week is pretty nice but unfortunately came up short twice last week," said Marks, pilot of the #5 M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Alkaline 88 Water, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking machine. "I felt like we had a good shot to win Port on Saturday but Mother Nature had other plans. Luckily we'll be able to make that race up on August 22! Barry, Tyler and Brian have been doing a fantastic job!"

The CJB team will remain close to home this weekend as they will be in action at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway this Friday and Saturday, respectively.

"We have just been consistently working to be better and have hit on some things," said Marks.

2020 STATS: Events: 42 Quick Times: 0 Wins: 0 Top-5's: 13 Top-10's: 23 Heat Race Wins: 4 Dash Wins: 0

Click here for Brent Marks' apparel.

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS: For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can also listen to all of the racing action live at www.DirtVision.com. Check out DirtVision's new subscription program that features LIVE video coverage of EVERY World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event.

ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with driver Brent Marks. Founded in 2005, the Clemens family owned organization has worked to establish a standard of excellence in short track racing through fielding competitive entries and providing exceptional exposure for marketing partners. The team is based out of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of our loyal sponsors and product manufacturers for their support and great products. Click on the name of the partner below to be taken to their website for more information.

Partners: M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Alkaline 88 Water, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: All Pro Cylinder Heads, All Star Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, BK Racing Ti Components, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Cometic Gaskets, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, Gray Motorsports Engines, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, K1 RaceGear, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, NGK, Spark Plugs, Outerwears, RPM Chassis, RRI Designs, Safety-Klean, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroth Racing, Ti22 Performance, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

Gio Scelzi and KCP Racing Put Together Strong 4 Race Showing with All Star Circuit of Champions

PETERSEN MEDIA- Battling with the All-Star Circuit of Champions on Thursday at the Plymouth Dirt Track, Friday at 34 Raceway, Saturday at Knoxville Raceway, and on Sunday at Huset’s Speedway, Gio Scelzi and KCP Racing would have a strong second week out together highlighted by a trio of Top-5 finishes.

“I was really happy with our results in only our second weekend out together,” Gio Scelzi said. “Obliviously you want to win when start on the front row, but I think if we keep putting ourselves up front the wins will come.”

The Rayce Rudeen Foundation race was firs up for Gio and the KCP Racing team, and Scelzi would time in second fastest overall in time trials, and quickest in his time trial flight board the Logan Contractors Supply/Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed No. 18 entry.

Finishing fourth in his heat race, the Fresno, CA driver would win the Dash and lead the field to green in the feature event. Leading early, Scelzi would find himself battling with Kyle Larson up front.

Looking to fend Larson off, Scelzi would slip back to second before ultimately finishing third.

Friday night the scene shifted to Burlington, IA where Scelzi would time in 12th fastest overall as the straight line time trial format was in play as dictated by car count.

Racing his way to a heat race win, Scelzi would finish eighth in the Dash and line up on the outside of the fourth row for the feature event. Able to pick up a few positions in the ‘A”, Scelzi would pocket a fifth place finish as he looked forward to Knoxville and Huset’s to close out the weekend.

At the famed ½ mile on the Marion County Fairgrounds, Scelzi kicked the night off by timing in second fastest in his heat group before finishing third in his heat.

A win in the Dash saw the youngster again lead the field to green, but he would soon have his hands full with Kyle Larson. Searching around the Knoxville Raceway, Scelzi would keep Larson at bay as long as he could but would soon slip all the way back to fourth.

Relentless in the closing laps, Scelzi would get by Brian Brown on the race’s final lap to claim the final step on the podium.

Making his first ever appearance at Huset’s Speedway on Sunday night, Scelzi seemed to figure out the bullring quickly as he was fastest in his qualifying group and finished third in his heat race.

Taking the green flag form the sixth position after finishing third in the second Dash, Scelzi would keep his mount inside the Top-10. Over the course of the 35-lap feature, Scelzi would settle into the eighth position where he would go on to close out his weekend.

“Making all four Dashes with that caliber of cars is huge and is a sign that we have a lot of speed,” Scelzi added. “Me and Tyler Swank are still figuring each other out each night, and I feel like we made a lot of headway over the weekend and it has me really excited about the Front Row Challenge and the Knoxville event.”

KCP Racing would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, Ted’s Body Shop, Team Excavating, Cox Design and Fabrication, Armor Electric Company, TammyHeckart.com, Quality Traffic Control, BergenKDV, and BK Racing Titanium for their support this season.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-6, Wins-0, Top-5’s- 4, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP: Scelzi and KCP Racing are idle this weekend but will return to action on August 10th for the Front Row Challenge before taking part in ‘The One and Only’ on August 13-15th at Knoxville Raceway.

STAY CONNECTED: You can also visit the team’s website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Third at Marysville; PA Midget Week On Tap

PETERSEN MEDIA: Looking for his third consecutive Wednesday night win at Marysville Raceway, Tanner Carrick would come up a little short though still put together a nice run as he finished third and now looks ahead to PA Midget Week.

“It was a good run for us on Wednesday night,” Tanner Carrick said. “I made some bad laps early in the feature, and had to play catch up the rest of the race.”

Getting the midweek show kicked off by timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T machine third quickest in qualifying time trials, the Lincoln, CA wheelman picked up the win in heat race action.

Moving into the redraw, Carrick pulled the three pill and took the green flag from the third starting position.

When the race went green, Carrick machine would drift up the track as he got on the gas out of turn four and it resulted in him losing a few positions and slipping back to the seventh position.

Gathering his machine back up, Carrick would quickly jump back into the fifth position on the third lap where he would run for much of the race.

Dipping back to sixth briefly amidst a torrid battle for position, Carrick made a big move that saw him shoot up fourth with just sixth laps to go in the race, before settling into third, where he would finish with just five laps to go.

“We just really got off to a bad start, and gave up a good starting position,” Carrick said. “We played catch up, and in the end we were able to pick up a third place finish.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, Arai, and Spike Chassis for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 19, Wins: 2, Top 5’s: 8, Top 10’s: 14

ON TAP: Carrick is now set to head to PA as he will take part in USAC PA Midget Week. The action kicks off on Wednesday night at Action Track USA, and runs through Saturday.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1, and by clicking over to www.tannercarrick.com.

 

 

Justin Sanders 2nd at Antioch Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: With most tracks in Northern California off over the past weekend, Justin Sanders and his JSR team made the trip to Antioch Speedway in Antioch, CA where Sanders would charge from seventh to finish second in the 20-lap feature event.

“It was nice to get up and check out the changes that have taken place at Antioch Speedway,” Justin Sanders said. “We had a good car in the feature, but it was just tough to make up ground in a hurry and we settled for second.”

Taking to the revamped Antioch Speedway on Saturday night, the Aromas, CA driver would pick up a fourth-place finish in heat race competition aboard the North County Plastering/Alkaline88/Andy’s Construction backed No. 17 machine.

Moving into the 20-lap feature event, Sanders would have his work cut out for himself as he would take the green flag from the seventh starting position.

On a track that was a bit on the narrow side for the winged 360 feature event, passing would prove to be at a premium during the rapid fire 20-lap feature event.

From the inside of the fourth row, Sanders would show patience as he worked his way forward, taking advantage of openings as they were presented to him.

Working his way up to the second position, Sanders would give chase to the race leader, but simply ran out of time. When the checkered flew, Sanders capped a rare appearance at Antioch Speedway with a second place finish.

“We took what we could during a really quick feature event, and ended up with a runner up finish,” Sanders said.

Justin and his team would like to thank North County Plastering, Alkaline88, Andy’s Construction, Yuba Sutter Aviation, Roadside 24hr Service, Wicked Cushion, Roger’s Diner, Factory Kahne, BG Labels and Tee’s, Walker Performance Filtration, Dixon and Son Tires, Ernie’s Service Center, East Lake Village, FK Rod Ends, Triple X Race Co., DMI, Keizer Wheels, Wings Unlimited, Ti64 Titanium, AIS Heating and Sheet Metal, Fred Lint and Family, JonSan Racing, Sandblast Service, G&N Construction, Steitz Towing, Durden Construction, Ernie’s Service Center, and Steve Duppman Racing for their continued support in 2020.

ON TAP: Sanders is set to return to Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA on Friday night.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-10, Wins-1, Top 5’s-6, Top-10’s-8

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

 

 

Blake Carrick Second at Marysville Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Fresh off of his Forni Classic triumph, Blake Carrick stayed hot as he rolled into Marysville Raceway on Wednesday night and picked up a second place finish.

“We had a really good run on Wednesday night,” Blake Carrick said. “We actually used a restart to get by Becker and take the lead, but unfortunately a yellow came back out, and Becker had a pretty good idea of what I was trying to do.”

Returning to a venue where he has had success at in 2020, Carrick continued the trend as he got the night started by timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil machine timed in 2nd quickest.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Lincoln, CA pilot would finish third behind Andy Forsberg and Brad Bumgarner, but it was still good enough to get him into the nightly redraw where the 2 pill put him on the front row of the 25-lap feature.

When the race went green, Carrick settled into the third position as he chased after the early leader Michael Ing and Wyllie veteran, Sean Becker.

Continuing to hold down the second position, Carrick would turn his fastest lap of the race at the race’s halfway point and would move into second on the 16th lap just before the caution flew on the 17th lap.

The ensuring restart saw Carrick use a full head of steam to drive by Becker on the exit of turn two, but the cautions lights would flicker and his pass would be negated.

Trying again, Becker knew what Carrick was up to, and the youngster continued to hold down the second position and would hook up in a battle for position with older brother, Tanner, in the race’s waning laps.

Able to hold on to the runner up spot, Carrick continued his streak of strong finishes as he know looks forward to two more nights of action this week.

“Thank to all the guys who continue to give us fast cars,” Carrick said. “Looking forward to a two race weekend after having the weekend off.”

Blake Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, Kaeding Performance, and Arai for their continued support

ON TAP: Blake Carrick is slated to return to action on Friday night at Ocean Speedway and Saturday night at Keller Auto Speedway.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-25, Wins-1, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-16

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Blake Carrick by following him on Twitter @Blake_Carrick21 or @CarrickMotorsp1.

 

 

2020 PRI TRADE SHOW UPDATE
-- PRI President Dr. Jamie Meyer gives the racing industry an update
on this year's Show --

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (Aug. 3, 2020) – Performance Racing Industry (PRI) President Dr. Jamie Meyer sent a letter to the racing industry today informing them of the status of the 2020 PRI Trade Show, scheduled for Dec. 10-12 at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis.

The letter, written personally by Dr. Meyer, is straight-forward and candid. In it, Dr. Meyer writes “I know you have a lot of questions and concerns right now, and I want to help answer those.” He makes clear that the 2020 PRI Trade Show is set to take place as scheduled in Indianapolis on Dec. 10-12, but that approval from the Marion County Health Department is required and pending.

Since joining PRI as President, Dr. Meyer has been focused on doing “what is right for the industry,” and he vowed that PRI will continue to do so as it pushes to host the 2020 PRI Trade Show.

In the letter, Dr. Meyer points out that:

More than 940 exhibitors have registered for the 2020 PRI Show and are ready to display their racing products.
PRI is working closely with the Visit Indy team, the Indiana Convention Center staff, and other Indianapolis officials, including the Office of the Mayor of Indianapolis, to ensure a safe and productive trade show.
While the city of Indianapolis is currently at a Stage 4.5 through Aug. 27, the Visit Indy team has had great success gaining approval for events at the Indianapolis Convention Center, and the entire city of Indianapolis is preparing for this year's PRI Trade Show.
PRI is putting together a safety plan to obtain approval from the Marion County Health Department. The PRI safety plan includes the use of masks, hand sanitizers, health screening, and social distancing throughout the event.

 

Dear PRI Exhibitors and Attendees,

Thank you for your continued interest and support of the PRI Trade Show. I have been attending the PRI Show for over 20 years, but there has never been a year like this. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has hit all aspects of American life, including the racing industry. This letter is intended to help inform you of the latest news on the 2020 PRI Trade Show, as well as to help you understand what the PRI team is working on to ensure that the Show can go on. Above all, I want you to know that we will do what is right for the industry.

I know that you have a lot of questions and concerns right now, and I want to help answer those. To be clear, at this moment, the 2020 PRI Trade Show will be held at the Indiana Convention Center on December 10-12 as scheduled. We have over 940 exhibitors who have registered in anticipation of displaying their racing products. We are working closely with the Visit Indy team, the Indiana Convention Center staff, and other Indianapolis officials including the Office of the Mayor of Indianapolis to ensure that we can offer you a safe and productive Trade Show.

There is a lot of momentum in the racing industry, and we intend for the PRI Trade Show to continue that momentum into the 2021 racing season. NASCAR, NHRA, Street Car Takeover, NMCA/NMRA, SCCA, and IndyCar are all running events in the Indianapolis area with planned crowds of several thousand people. While many local and national crowds are being limited in size, these racing events are still going on, safely.

Currently, the city of Indianapolis is at Stage 4.5 (out of 5) through August 27. What this means to PRI is that we could not hold an event larger than 250 people without approval of the Marion County Public Health Department. Fortunately, the Visit Indy team has already had great success gaining this approval for events that are being held at the Indiana Convention Center right now. This includes several weekend high school basketball tournaments with over 7,000 people in attendance. These events have been held with sensible safety measures in place, and with no outbreaks of COVID-19 reported. In addition, the entire city of Indianapolis (hotels, restaurants, transportation companies, and many more) is looking forward to, and preparing for, the PRI Trade Show.

Here is the challenge that the PRI Trade Show is facing: We will have to obtain the approval of our safety plan from the Marion County Public Health Department. The PRI safety plan will include the use of what are now regularly accepted health precautions like wearing a mask, sanitizing your hands, going through a health screening, and social distancing throughout the event. This assumes that Indianapolis stays at Stage 4.5, and, as we all know, these safety guidelines can be changed at any time to adjust to changes in COVID-19 cases.

I liken these safety guidelines to the rules of any racing sanctioning body. You are required to wear safety equipment as part of normal precautions to competing in your race car. You will be asked to follow similar safety guidelines and wear safety equipment to participate in the 2020 PRI Trade Show.

I wish you the very best during these uncertain times, and I ask for your patience and support as we all work through the challenges that I have presented to you. As racers have always done, we will be optimistic, realistic, and win together. As a follow-up, if you have additional questions, please direct them to us at the following email: President@PerformanceRacing.com

Sincerely,

Dr. Jamie Meyer
President
Performance Racing Industry Trade Show & Media Company

 

 

More Than a Dozen Races Coming to RacinBoys Broadcasting Network the First Two Weeks of August

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Aug. 3, 2020) - A whopping 14 races will be broadcast via the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network during the next two weeks.

It begins this Thursday with the first of back-to-back preliminary nights for the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank hosted by Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. The event finale is Saturday. A free, live audio broadcast will be showcased to RacinBoys members each night.

RacinBoys All Access members will be treated to live video of ASCS Elite Non-Wing Series competition on Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and on Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.

All Access members can also listen to live audio of the weekly racing program at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on Saturday as well as the United Rebel Sprint Series show at Sherman County Speedway in Goodland, Kan., on Sunday.

A special Pay-Per-View broadcast will be offered by RacinBoys on Sunday as the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co. is set to be aired for the first time ever. The $4,000-to-win Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event also features the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Car League with the POWRi Lucas Oil Iowa Sprint Car League at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

The live stream is only available via Pay-Per-View for only $29.99. RacinBoys All Access members will have to order the Pay-Per-View to watch the event. The purchase tab is available at http://www.racinboys.com/events/?i=58559 .

The six-race ASCS Sprint Week will then be broadcast via live video to RacinBoys All Access members. The ASCS event runs Aug. 11 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.; Aug. 12 at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan.; Aug. 13 at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.; Aug. 14 at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Aug. 15 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.; and Aug. 16 at Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Ark.

All races pay $3,000 to win and $300 to start with an additional points fund on the line.

A RacinBoys All Access subscription is only $29.99 per month. The subscription offers live Pay-Per-View video from nearly every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race and it also provides access to all On-Demand video content as well as all live audio broadcasts. A month is considered a 30-day period beginning the first day of the subscription. The coverage is brought to you by Lucas Oil Products, which is the title sponsor for all RacinBoys live events and studio shows this year.

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.

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. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

Sprint Cars, Modifieds and Outlaw Tuners on Tap This Thursday During Thursday Night Thunder at Skagit Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (Aug. 3, 2020) - Three different types of race cars will invade Skagit Speedway this Thursday during Thursday Night Thunder presented by the Rayce Rudeen Foundation.

Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars, Skagit Aggregates Modifieds and Outlaw Tuners are on the program for the next round of competition at the dirt oval, where racing continues to be without fans allowed in the grandstands by order of the state of Washington. Skagit Speedway will have a live video stream at http://www.SkagitSpeedway.TV.

The price for the Pay-Per-View broadcast is only $24.95, which is the cost of one adult and one junior ticket at the track. Fans will need to visit the website and create a profile to be able to view the race. Payment and viewing instructions will follow.

Qualifying is at 6:45 p.m. (Pacific) with Opening Ceremonies at 7:30 p.m. and racing to follow.

Devon Borden became the first repeat winner in the Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars division this season thanks to his triumph last week. The win also propelled him into the lead in the championship standings. However, the top six drivers - Borden, Cam Smith, Chase Goetz, Colby Thornhill, Colton Heath and Travis Jacobson - in the standings are separated by only 91 points.

The top 10 in the Skagit Aggregates Modifieds standings are within 94 points of each other. Adam Holtrop leads with Jeff Jansma only 22 points back. Ben Gunderson, Mike Steltz, Tyler Ketchum, Craig Moore, Jeff Blanton, Tyson Blood, Devon West and Rick Smith make up the reminder of the top 10.

Rick Young has built a 35-point lead in the Outlaw Tuners standings. Colin Sims, Zach Dalrymple, Howard Vos, John Edwards, Mike McPherson, Tricia Michelson, James Bundy and Mike Thomas are within 95 points of Young.

The pit gates open at 3 p.m. with the drivers meeting at 6 p.m. Teams are recommended to bring hand sanitizer and anyone entering the pit area should follow the advised COVID-19 guidelines. If anyone is not feeling well or has a high temperature please stay home.

UP NEXT -

Thursday during Thursday Night Thunder presented by the Rayce Rudeen Foundation featuring Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars, Skagit Aggregates Modifieds and Outlaw Tuners

WATCH LIVE -

Skagit Speedway features a live video stream of its racing competition from hot laps through the checkered flag of the final race of the night. For more information, visit http://www.SkagitSpeedway.TV.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SkagitSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/skagitspeedway

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skagitspeedway/

SKAGIT SPEEDWAY -

Skagit Speedway is a premier 3/10-mile, high-banked dirt oval located in Alger, Wash. The season traditionally runs from April through September with featured divisions including Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars, Skagit Aggregates Modifieds and Outlaw Tuners. The track also hosts special events each year, including a visit by the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. For more information, visit http://www.SkagitSpeedway.com.

 

 

Crockett Eyeing Good Draw at 360 Knoxville Nationals and Ultimate Challenge

Inside Line Promotions - BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (Aug. 3, 2020) - Roger Crockett is bound for Iowa this weekend to tackle two marquee events.

Crockett will race on Thursday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville during the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank and on Sunday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co.

"I would have liked to have made it to Knoxville in the 360 this year, but I think the pill draw is so important that hopefully that's on our side," he said. "That's the biggest thing. Qualifying is extremely important. The year we set on the pole we went out to qualify in the first 20 cars and made the best of it."

Crockett's best run at the 360 Knoxville Nationals came in 2012 when he qualified second quickest, placed third in a heat race and ended fourth in the main event during a preliminary night. That made him the high-points driver and gave him the pole for the feature on the final night. Crockett came home with a career-best fifth-place outing.

"I think it takes everything to win the thing," he said. "With the 360 deal it's so hard to pass. You've seen plenty of times guys are really fast and can't get through the heat. The heats are hard to get through. It's about being in the right place and taking advantage of it."

Crockett was the Hard Charger Award winner last year during the Ultimate Challenge.

"Last year we drew really high and it took all we had to get to the show," he said. "We moved up in the main event, but to run in the top three and have a chance at winning you have to have everything go your way."

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 8 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank and Sunday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co. with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_Rocket_11

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roger.crockett.11/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therocket11/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - BC Motorsports

BC Motorsports is owned and operated by Brian Crockett, who is a veteran in the sport. Crockett amassed numerous wins and championships during his storied career. He has helped many young drivers rising through the ranks and has worked as a series director and in charge of track maintenance to name a few duties he's held during his career.

"Without having my dad, who owns BC Motorsports, with his connections it'd make it tough for us to race," Roger Crockett said. "He's able to get everything we need and he really helps our team."

Crockett would also like to thank Rocket Designs, Tracker Native Tobacco, FK Rod Ends, Olson Custom Designs, Champion Racing Oil, Maxim Chassis, Indy Race Parts, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, Newlin Bar Service, Rider Racing Engines and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Produces Season-Best Finish During Debut at Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 3, 2020) - A first-time visit to Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway didn't deter Alex Hill from posting her best finish of 2020.

Hill scored a sixth-place result with the Sprint Invaders on Thursday night when she made her debut at the oval.

"Our first time ever at Dubuque went really well," she said. "It was kind of a different track with its banking and I enjoyed racing on it."

Hill started and finished second in her heat race, placing her eighth on the starting grid for the night's main event.

"We thought the faster line would be around the top and Daryl set up the car to run there," she said. "But when the race started it turned out the bottom was faster and that was where I ran. I dropped back to ninth at first and then moved up to fifth later in the race before a guy got by me late. I was happy with the way our night went."

Hill returned to competition at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday for her final tune-up prior to one of her biggest races of the year - the 360 Knoxville Nationals.

"Our night at Knoxville didn't go as well," she said. "We didn't have our best motor for the second week in a row and that showed in qualifying again when we were 17th (out of 24 cars). That put us in a hole for the night, since then we had to start near the back of our heat race and run the B Main."

Hill's evening ended with an 18th-place finish in the B Main, but she will put that behind her in anticipation for this week's 30 th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. Her preliminary night is Friday prior to Saturday's finale.

"I'm really looking forward to this year's 360 Nationals, especially since we should have our best motor back," she said. "When we raced with that motor earlier this year we qualified and raced well."

Hill will then venture to Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, on Sunday for the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co. with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 30 - Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa - Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 6 (8).

Aug. 1 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 11 (9); B Main: 18 (13).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 30 th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank and Sunday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co. with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Keizer Aluminum Wheels

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"Wade Huisman gives us an awesome product and he's phenomenal to work with," Hill said. "We're glad to have him on board this year and we appreciate his support."

Hill would also like to thank Townline Variety, BearPaw Convenience, Tony Stewart Racing, Ackland Insurance, Cool Chassis, Creative Edge Signs and Graphics, Lettrage Pixel, XYZ Machining, Fischer Racing Engines, Strodes BBQ and Deli, Allstar Performance, PPM Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Total Rentals, Original Traders Energy, PAC Racing Springs, Wilwood, DMI, MicroBlue, Vorte Racing Products, Saldana Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products and Brown and Miller Racing Solutions for their continued support.

 

 

Carney II Set for Nine Races in 11-Day Span Featuring 360 Knoxville Nationals, Ultimate Challenge and ASCS Sprint Week

Inside Line Promotions - EL PASO, Texas (Aug. 3, 2020) - A trip to Iowa is on tap for John Carney II.

The SawBlade.com Xiphos saw blade and CSR Garage sponsored driver is venturing to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville to tackle the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank, which runs Thursday through Saturday, before he heads to Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa for the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co. on Sunday with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

It will be the start of two straight busy weeks with the ASCS Sprint Week set for six straight nights of racing next week.

"Racing has been real hit and miss this year," Carney II said. "Schedules have been funny and races have been getting canceled. It's nice to have something like that put together. It should be a lot of great competition."

The ASCS Sprint Week runs Aug. 11 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.; Aug. 12 at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan.; Aug. 13 at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.; Aug. 14 at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Aug. 15 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.; and Aug. 16 at Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Ark.

"The trick is to not wear yourself down with the traveling and the racing," Carney II said. "You have to pace yourself because there's no down time; just a lot of racing, a lot of maintenance. You could have a couple of bad nights and wrecks and that's it. Your trailer is out of parts and you have to go home.

"With my experience I'm not going to put myself in a position to wreck. The consequences of having a wreck besides tearing up your equipment is you could get injured. You have to keep your head on straight and don't take unnecessary chances. When you have a 10th-place car run 10 th."

Carney II has experience at most of the eight upcoming tracks. Only the races at Lakeside Speedway and at Diamond Park Speedway will be his debut at those tracks.

"I'm looking forward to nine races in an 11-day span," he said. "Hopefully we can start off on a strong note and be consistent throughout both weeks."

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 4 wins, 7 top fives, 9 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank and Sunday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co. with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://j2carney.com/

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"I used to drive for Mike and Kathy Hulbert of CSR Garage," Carney II said. "They retired from being car owners and have been sponsoring me on different cars. They are good racing people who have been around the sport for a long time."

Carney would also like to thank SawBlade.com, Danny Sander Construction, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Burkham Contracting, South Plains Towing, Jackson Compaction, Speedway Motors Racing Engines, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Raider Graphix and Tejas Motors for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Heading to Iowa for 360 Knoxville Nationals and Ultimate Challenge

Inside Line Promotions - BELLEVILLE, Kan. (Aug. 3, 2020) - Jack Dover is aiming to deliver strong results this weekend when he invades Iowa for two big events.

Dover will compete on Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville during the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank before racing on Sunday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co.

"I think we have a good shot at doing better this year than we have in the past because we've found something that I'm comfortable with at Knoxville," he said. "It seems like when we'd go we were trying stuff to make the car better. Now we have a good baseline to start with."

Dover has two straight top-10 runs at the half-mile track this season. He has enjoyed one top five and four top 10s during his career at the 360 Knoxville Nationals.

Dover placed 10th during the Ultimate Challenge last year and he was in contention for a podium finish in 2018.

"I think we were running third two years ago when I clipped the rear bumper of someone in front of me," he said. "It knocked the nose wing down so I had to pull off running third. I know we can run well there."

Dover endured misfortune throughout the 305 Sprint Nationals at Belleville High Banks last weekend.

"We missed hot laps because of mechanical problems on Friday," he said. "We got that figured out, but the track was hard to gain positions on."

Dover advanced from sixth to fifth place in a heat race. He then won a qualifier from the pole position to line up 10th in the A Main.

"We were all over third place when we burned a piston in the motor so that night ended in a DNF," he said. "Butch Bade was nice enough to let us use one of their motors for the finale so we're thankful for that."

Saturday's event finale was postponed to Sunday because of rain. Dover gained two positions in a heat race to finish fifth. He then placed third in a B Main to lock into the main event.

"The track had rubbered down and was around the bottom," he said. "We didn't want to burn up tires so we started and parked. I was looking forward to having a good result at Belleville, but it didn't go that way so we'll move on to the 360 Knoxville Nationals."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 31 - Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kan. - Heat race: 5 (6); Qualifier: 1 (1); Feature: DNF (10).

Aug. 2 - Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kan. - Heat race: 5 (7); B Main: 3 (1); Feature: DNF (23).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 6 wins, 14 top fives, 16 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 30 th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank and Sunday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co. with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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"I want to thank Thorpe's Body Shop for making our cars look sharp every year," Dover said. "Blake, who co-owns it, has been a family friend since I can remember and we really appreciate his support of our race team throughout the years."

Dover would also like to thank Liquid Trucking, Carpet Land, Certified Transmission, SSS Motorsports, Backlund Plumbing, True Trucking, Husker Diesel, Speedway Graphics, Speedway Engines, Volvo Trucks of Omaha, Spike Chassis, Sway Away, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Vortex Wings, Speedway Motors, Ostransky Farms, R&G Services and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Excited for World of Outlaws' Ironman 55 This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - PLYMOUTH, Ind. (Aug. 3, 2020) - Jason Sides is heading to one of his favorite tracks this weekend.

Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., hosts Sides and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Friday and Saturday during the Ironman 55. Sides won a World of Outlaws event at the oval in 2012.

"It's always one of those things where we look forward to going there," he said. "We have done well and it's always a fun track to run whether you're in the front or the back. Plus it's close to home so some more family and friends will get to come out to watch."

Sides placed 17th and 18th at the track during a World of Outlaws doubleheader in May.

"It's usually a little hotter this time of year and the track dries out quicker," he said. "The spring race stays a little wetter than it does this weekend. It's usually hot, humid and muggy. They call it the Ironman for a reason. It really is because it's so hot."

Sides ran into a pair of rainouts last weekend. Saturday's show at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, was postponed in the afternoon. Sunday's event at Plymouth Speedway made it halfway through the program. Sides qualified 13th quickest and finished fifth in a heat race to lock into the main event. However, rain invaded the area prior to the features and forced the event to be postponed.

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

42 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 6 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., for the Ironman 55 with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

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"Dave Horrell does the jobs that people don't want to do," Sides said. "He's a hard working guy and we've been fortunate to have him as part of our team for several years. Dave and his family have become more family than a sponsor. I call him when I just want to talk. His support means a lot."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., BR Motorsports, VRP Shocks, King Racing Products, Dancer Logistics, Inc., Jim Schuhknecht, R.E. Enterprises, TORA TORA, FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Brad, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Gas City I-69 Speedway Tweaks Its Schedule

And Gets Ready for Another Big Show on Friday Night

GAS CITY, Ind., Aug. 2 – A huge, five-division show called the “Jack and Jiggs Classic,” named in honor of track owner Jack Himelick and former promoter Jiggs Thomason, is scheduled for this coming Friday night, Aug. 7, at Gas City I-69 Speedway.

Non-wing sprint cars, USAC SpeeD2 midgets, modifieds, street stocks and hornets will provide the action, which starts with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m.

COVID-19 has forced the track’s “Night of Destruction” slated for Saturday, Aug. 15 to be postponed until next year, so fans are asked to put it on their calendars for Aug. 14, 2021.

That doesn’t mean all is postponed, however! With that change track promoter Jerry Gappens has tweaked this year’s schedule and added a program for Friday, Aug. 14. Called the “Mid-Summer Showdown,” it will feature non-wing sprint cars, modifieds, street stocks, hornets and a special school bus race with local pastors as the drivers. The contest for clergy members is billed as the “Faster Pastor” race. Congregations are encouraged to attend to support their pastors as they explore a new form of fellowship.

Teams trying to find that extra bit of speed will have the opportunity to participate in a “test and tune” session on Wednesday, Aug. 19 before the Dale Korporal’s Candy Man Classic on Friday night, Aug. 21. Non-wing sprint car drivers will compete in twin 20-lap features for a total purse of $20,000 that night. Modifieds, street stocks and hornets will share the billing.

The track will be dark Friday, Aug. 28 but it will host its Labor Day Weekend Classic on Friday, Sept. 4. Non-wing sprint cars, modifieds, street stocks, hornets and micro sprints are on the card. The modified feature will pay $1,000 to win and $150 to start.

The heroes of September 11, 2001 take the spotlight on Friday, Sept. 11 with “A Salute to First Responders/Battle of the Badges” program. Non-wing sprint cars, USAC Midwest Thunder SpeeD2 midgets, modifieds, street stocks and hornets will be in action. A special “Battle of the Badges” race featuring local police, fire and rescue personnel is also planned.

No Friday night racing is slated for Sept. 18, but the following day, Saturday, Sept. 19, the track will host the Gas City Power Pull, which is an Indiana Pulling League-sanctioned truck and tractor pull.

A special Thursday night show on Sept. 24 is set aside for the third annual “James Dean Classic” featuring the USAC AMSOIL national sprint cars and micro sprints. Part of the area’s James Dean Festival, it’s a can’t-miss event. (There won’t be any racing at Gas City on Friday, Sept. 25 due to this show the day before.)

The 2020 season will conclude on Friday, Oct. 2 and Saturday, Oct. 3 with another huge show, the second annual “Fall Festival of Speed.”

The Friday, Oct. 2 lineup will include non-wing sprint cars, USAC Midget Cup series (full midgets and D2s), IMCA RaceSaver winged sprints, micro sprints and AVSCA vintage sprint cars.

On Saturday, Oct. 3 the season finale has modifieds, late models, street stocks, super streets, hornets and the Dirt Track Truck Series taking the spotlight.

Details are on the track’s website at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans and competitors can also follow it on Twitter: @GasCitySpeedway; Instagram: @GasCitySpeedway and Facebook: GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas.

Gas City I-69 Speedway is located on State Road 22 approximately a half-mile west of Interstate 69’s exit 259.

 

 

Michaels memorial show coming up on Saturday, August 8 featuring the big block modifieds for 5000 to win and the 410 sprints for 2000 to win!!

By Jim Balentine
Mercer,Pa

After suffering a second rain out so far in the short season Michaels Mercer Raceway roars back into action with a star studded event as we honor the Michaels family With a special 5000 to win BRP big block modified feature and also just added the 410 sprints for 2000 to win.

Also on the card will be the 305 sprints, the FASTRAK modifieds, and the mighty Mercer mini stocks. The mod lites will have the night off.

During its darkest day Mercer raceway sat idle from 1990 until 1994 when local businessman Howard Michaels, his wife Penny and their sons purchased the overgrown facility which needed a major overhaul going into 1994.

The family spent the winter and early spring and every night and day cutting down weeds removing the millions of tires that were around the track and bringing it up to modern standards. The track was brought back to life and had a jam packed pit area and grandstands every night Running four divisions at the rebirth.

The Michaels family sold the track for the 1997 season to Gary Butch and his family and sadly both Howard Michaels and his sons Howard Jr. ,and Harold, who drove six cylinder and big block modifieds, passed away. Howard passed away in June of 2007 after a motor vehicle accident, Howard Jr passed in April of 2019, and Harold in 2002.

The other son of Howard Michaels, Ed purchased the speedway back into the family over the winter going into 2019 having a successful first year back of weekly competition and now going strong for his second year in 2020.

We honor the Michael’s family with the second annual Michaels memorial at Mercer paying 5000 to win for the BRP modified tour ..with a lot of tracks in New York State still not racing we’re expecting a lot of the New York modifieds to come down to compete for the $5000 !!!
Erick Rudolph has been on a tear dominating the western Pennsylvania races... will he continue his run next Saturday night he already has one win at the speedway and other New Yorker Phil vigneri has the other ...so will it be another New York State of mind at the track or wilI a western Pennsylvania resident keep the cash here in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania???

Also on the card will be the make up for the 410 sprint cars paying 2000 to win with a pill draw format for the heat races. The 410 sprints have had many races so far this season already and Adam Kekich picked up the Ralph Quarterson Memorial on opening night July 18th that paid $3400 to win defeating his friend Brandon Spithaler. Spithaler has already won a couple at Tri-City and Michael Bauer picked up his first career Lernerville win a few weeks ago. AJ Flick has won a pair already this season , Carl Bowser has graced victory lane and the fourth time track champ Jack Sodeman Jr has picked up a Lernerville win.

With the closing of all New York tracks owner Ed Michaels is also allowing the 360 sprint car drivers to come down to compete in this race as well!! The 360 sprints in the past have been very competitive at Mercer and some have had feature wins against the 410s. And with the track being the shape that it is it is possible that we may have a 360 in victory Lane after Saturday night so we are expecting a contingent of drivers to venture down south to race next Saturday.

Also on the card will be the 305 sprints, the FASTRAK modifieds, and the mighty Mercer mini stocks.

The mod lites will have the night off.

There will also be a scheduled fireworks extravaganza by Jeff Gibson from Gibson fireworks who last time around put on a bombastic show that lit up the Mercer sky.

Pit gates open at 4 pm
Grandstands at 5 pm
Hot laps for 410 sprints and big block mods at 6:15 pm
Racing at 7 pm

Admission for this huge event will be just $20 for adults $17 for seniors in the grandstands; pit passes will be $35 for adults and $30 for seniors.

There also be a practice on Wednesday, August 5 from 5 PM until dark pit passes only will be sold and will be $25 per person.

The 410 sprint cars will draw a pill for their heat race starting positions then the top eight will re-draw on the front straightaway for their feature positions.

The BRP modified tour will also pull pills for their heat races and will also have a redraw for the top qualifiers for the future event.

Raceivers are mandatory in all divisions as well as the red AMBit transponders as the yellow ones will not work with the AMBit system.

Drivers crews and fans can follow along with the lineups for all the heat race action and features for free with the MyRacePass app, live timing and scoring is available with a subscription.

For further information visit the website at mercerracewaypark dotcom or our Facebook page where you can message the track for further information.

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES
SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2020

While the final calendar for the 2020-21 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series is yet to be finalised, there are plenty of things happening behind the scenes to make the new season a big one.

The SEG and the Sprintcar Association of WA have introduced a payment plan for membership for the new season - and thanks to long-time series sponsor Kincrome Tools - there is an incentive for teams that have paid off their fees by October.

They will go into the draw for a $1000 tool box in a payment incentive that is similar to those used by many local governments for people to pay their rates.

More details on this and the season ahead for 410 and 360 sprintcar drivers will be outlined at an information session at Burswood on Swan on Sunday, August 23, from 9.30am.

The aim of the morning is simple - to outline the sprintcar season ahead and gain valuable feedback from drivers and team owners.

Crew chiefs are also invited to attend.

All drivers who attend on the day are asked to take their race suits and be prepared for video interviews and photographs.

The session will wrap up with a few drinks and a sausage sizzle.

For more information on the day call 9452 1616 or email SAWAINC@outlook.com

Proposed calendar - still to be confirmed

October 24 - Perth Motorplex

October 31 - Perth Motorplex

November 4 - Perth Motorplex

November 21 - Perth Motorplex

December 5 - Perth Motorplex

December 26 - Perth Motorplex

December 28 - Perth Motorplex

January 1 - Bunbury Speedway

January 9 - Perth Motorplex

February 3, 5-6 - Perth Motorplex - Australian Sprintcar Championship

February 13 - Bunbury Speedway - World Series Sprintcars

February 19-20 - Perth Motorplex - World Series Sprintcars

TRIPLE CROWN

February 27 - Bunbury - Krikke Boys

March 13 - Perth Motorplex

March 27 - Perth Motorplex

 

 

POWRi MIDGETS TAKE ON IRONMAN 55 THIS WEEKEND

Belleville, IL. (08/02/2020). The historic POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League and the POWRi West Midget League prepare to take on a two-day showing at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. Alongside both POWRi Midget Series, the World of Outlaws Sprint cars will also be in attendance on Friday and Saturday, August 7-8.

POWRi Midgets have been on the schedule alongside the World of Outlaws for five years in a row now at the Ironman 55. Previous to running five consecutive years with the World of Outlaws, the POWRi National Midgets visited I-55 from 2006-2008.

Before the Ironman 55 in 2019, Brad Loyet of Sunset Hills, Mo. had been the only competitor to visit victory lane two times. Until last year, Rico Abreu of St. Helena, CA. led Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports to, two back-to-back wins in the most recent visit to I-55.

The first trip back to the very anticipated event, in 2015 Tanner Thorson of Minden, NV. Took his Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports Midget to victory lane in POWRi's first Ironman alongside the World of Outlaws. Thomas Meseraull found victory on the following night with his thrilling win.

Information on Friday and Saturday: Friday 8/7 Pits Gates Open - 2:00pm Driver Registration - Drivers Meeting - 3:30pm to 5:30pm Hot Laps - 6:30pm

Saturday 8/8 Pits Gates Open - 2:00pm Driver Registration - Drivers Meeting - 3:30pm to 5:30pm Hot Laps - 6:30pm

For fans unable to attend this always-epic event, you can watch LIVE on DIRTVision. Subscribers with the "Sprint Car Fast Pass" will have access to both nights, but single-day and weekend packages will also be available for purchase at www.dirtvision.com.

Follow along for more information such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing or on Facebook at POWRi. POWRi League rules, contingencies, forms, and payouts can be found under the info tab at the top of the POWRi website.

 

 

Macon Speedway & Lincoln Speedway POWRi Speedweekend Events Postponed

(Macon, IL) The much-anticipated events for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Speedweekend have officially called off for the weekend. The tour was scheduled to open the three day race weekend on Friday night at Jacksonville Speedway, followed by stops at Macon Speedway Saturday night and Lincoln Speedway Sunday. All three events have been postponed due to continuous wet weather throughout the Midwest.

Officials will be working on the possible rescheduling of POWRi Speedweek over the next couple of days. The popular Illinois events were originally set for early June but the COVID-19 pandemic kept those from happening. Information on potential reschedule dates will be posted as soon as they are confirmed.

Macon Speedway will be back in action on Saturday, August 8 with Air King Night. DIRTcar Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, DIRTcar Pro Mods, Sportsman, Archers Alley Street Stocks, DIRTcar Hornets, and Micros By Bailey Chassis will be in action. The Herald & Review 100 is coming Thursday, August 13.

For Lincoln Speedway, the next event is the annual stop for the DIRTcar Summer Nationals for the Graue Chevrolet Showdown, Sunday, August 16. Joining the Super Late Models will be the DIRTcar Modifieds and 305 Sprint Cars.

About Macon Speedway:

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). It’s easy to join the Macon Speedway text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive fan information. Drivers text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver information. Message and data rates apply. Updates are also available by calling Macon Speedway at 217-764-3000.

Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection's $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

About Lincoln Speedway:

For more information on the track, follow Lincoln Speedway online at www.lincolnspeedwayil.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/LincolnILSpeedway), and Twitter (@LincolnILSpdwy). Updates are also available by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.

Lincoln Speedway is located at the Logan County Fairgrounds, in Lincoln, IL. The physical address is 1408 Short 11th St., Lincoln, IL 62656. Lincoln Speedway races a number of UMP classes as well as specials on a near bi-weekly schedule of Friday and Sunday evenings. Lincoln Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection's $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

KEN BRENN MIDGET MASTERS & 358 MODIFIEDS GEAR UP FOR THUNDER ON THE HILL DOUBLE HEADER. . . .

FOUR USAC NATIONAL MIDGET CHAMPIONS EXPECTED TO BE IN THE FIELD TUESDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 4 AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

BECHTELSVILLE, Pa. -- Four past USAC National Champions – Christopher Bell, Tanner Thorson, Chris Windom, and Tyler Courtney - are among the USAC Midget stars expected to compete at Grandview Speedway on Tuesday, August 4, when the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship makes the trip to 1/3-mile dirt oval in Bechtelsville, PA. This event is part of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series. Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

This special night is dedicated to Ken Brenn, an individual with a reputation rich in midget history and someone who once promoted midget racing at Grandview. Ken Brenn is an absolute "class act" and has been part of the local racing fabric for many years, enjoying much success as a modified car owner and a former promoter of the Bridgeport Speedway. Some other surprises are being arranged as we honor Ken -- who plans to be at this event and drop the first green flag of the night!

It took 102 starts for Chris Windom to reach USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget victory lane for the first time in his career in June of 2019. It took just six more for the Canton, Illinois native to get there for the second time in the 2019 Eastern Midget Week opener at Grandview Speedway.

In last year's Grandview tilt, Windom fought Tyler Courtney for the win on the final lap, losing the lead via a Courtney slider, in turn, one, then outdueled him into turn three to retake the position before sealing the deal to win in the series' first visit to the 1/3-mile dirt oval in three decades.

Kevin Thomas Jr. will be wheeling a midget for Pennsylvania's Heffner Racing throughout Eastern Midget Week. Thomas (Cullman, Ala.) holds the one-lap USAC National Sprint Car track record at Grandview, set in 2012. He finished 3rd in last year's midget feature event at Grandview.

No Pennsylvania driver has won a USAC National Midget feature since Royersford's Steve Buckwalter in 2010. Buckwalter, the 2010 ARDC Midget champ, won that year during the Indiana Midget Week round at Gas City and will join the Grandview field on Tuesday after finishing 18th there a year ago. Fellow Pennsylvanian Andrew Layser (Collegeville, Pa.) finished 13th at Grandview in 2019 during his USAC National Midget Rookie of the Year campaign and is 9th in the standings this year as a Tucker-Boat Motorsports teammate to 2019 Grandview winner Windom.

Reading, Pennsylvania's Steven Drevicki is a perennial winner on the USAC Rapid Tire East Coast Sprint Car circuit, winning the last two year's titles, and has already tallied two victories this season and is the leader once again in the standings. He is equally successful in the Midgets as well, capturing ARDC championships in both 2014 and 2015. The recent non-sanctioned midget winner at Abbottstown, Pa.'s Lincoln Speedway, finished 17th with the USAC Midgets at Grandview in 2019.

Among the competition expected are 2013 USAC National Midget champion and NASCAR Cup Series regular Christopher Bell (Norman, Okla.), who'll be teamed up with Windom, Layser, and Kokomo/Placerville USAC Midget track record holder, Dillon Welch (Carmel, Ind.). Three drivers from the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports stable are also expected to make their Grandview Midget debuts, including top series Rookie, Penngrove, California's Buddy Kofoid (3rd in points), Bixby, Oklahoma's Cannon McIntosh (5th in points) and Locust Grove, Oklahoma's Daison Pursley (7th in points.)

USAC National Midget racing has occurred only three times at Grandview. The debut in 1988 was won by Rich Vogler while the follow up in 1989 was captured by Russ Gamester. Both drivers also won the USAC National Midget championship in those same years. Chris Windom won the series' return to Grandview in 2019.

The 358 Modifieds will play an equally important part of this event with qualifying and a 30 lap feature that will $3,000 to the winner. Ryan Watt is hot off a Thunder on the Hill victory Tuesday night when he thrilled fans taking the win over a four-car race for the top spot. Jeff Strunk, Duane Howard, Craig VonDohren, Rick Lukach, Doug Manmiller, Brett Kressley, Kevin Hirthler, to name a few.

The Tuesday night, August 4, Ken Brenn Midget Masters and 358 NASCAR Modified doubleheader will get underway at 7:30 PM with gates opening at 5 PM. Low, Down & Dirty is already hard at work planning the pre-race Meet and Greet. Some expected USAC Midget entries in addition to Chris Windom, Tyler Courtney, and Buddy Kofoid include Tanner Thorson, Cannon McIntosh, Tanner Carrick, Justin Grant, and Cole Bodine just to name a few.

Adult admission tickets are $28, Children 6 to 11 are $10, Children 5 and under will be admitted free. The pit fee is $40, and a license is not required. Advance tickets are available by calling 443 513 4456. Please speak clearly and provide your first and last name and the number of tickets you need. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the WILL CALL window on race night. We ask that you please bring exact change. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM. Advance tickets orders can be processed up to the day before the race. We apologize, but advance tickets will NOT be available on race day.

The conditions and requirements under the COVID-19 situation are ever-changing, and we will provide updates as we approach race night. To offer the safest possible conditions for our fans, competitors, officials, safety crew, and track employees, we are making the following requests.

Please bring exact change when purchasing general admission tickets or pit passes.

We also advise that you wear a face mask, although not mandatory.

When possible, especially when standing in line, practice social distancing, and be considerate of the individuals around you.

Also, as much as we want you to join us if you are not feeling well, please do not attend.

2020 Thunder on the Hill Race Dates:

Tuesday, August 4 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

USAC National Midgets Ken Brenn Midget Masters & 358 Modifieds*

Thursday, August 27 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

Tony Stewart's All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds"

Saturday, October 17 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 6 PM

MODS AT THE MADHOUSE Trick or Treat Triple 20's & Sportsman

Grandview Speedway Contact Information

GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505

Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA

Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688

Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456

Series Website: http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com

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IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through July 30

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 738; 2. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 604; 3. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 597; 4. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 573; 5. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 569; 6. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 557; 7. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 545; 8. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 540; 9. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 476; 10. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 432; 11. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 420; 12. J.D. Johnson, Maize, Kan., 410; 13. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 402; 14. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., 392; 15. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 391; 16. Christopher Thram, Sanborn, Minn., 390; 17. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 385; 18. Mitchell Dvorak, Stuart, Neb., 384; 19. Neil Nick­olite, Bellwood, Neb., 380; 20. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 374.

KMJ Performance State Point Standings

California – 1. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., and Rob Solomon, Fresno, Calif., both 106; 3. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 104; 4. Jacob Pacheco, San Martin, Calif., and Rick Bray, Fresno, Calif., both 91; 6. Chris Stevens, Fresno, Calif., 79; 7. Cole Danell, Visalia, Calif., 75; 8. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 69; 9. Brendan Warmerdam, Lemoore, Calif., 68; 10. Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., 67.

Indiana – 1. Andy Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 190; 2. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., and Brad­ley Sterrett, Bloomington, Ind., both 189; 4. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 174; 5. Jor­dan Welch, Clayton, Ind., 166; 6. Cody Trammell, Smithville, Ind., 156; 7. Roderick Henning, Mid­dletown, Ohio, 122; 8. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 112; 9. Nate Franklin, Lafayette, Ind., 111; 10. Bradley Galedrige, Greenwood, Ind., 103.

Iowa – 1. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 177; 2. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 159; 3. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, and Joe Miller, Vail, Iowa, both 142; 5. Rich Cerveny, Omaha, Neb., 137; 6. Dustin Reeh, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 134; 7. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 113; 8. Matt Frederick­sen, Aurelia, Iowa, 103; 9. Owen Carlson, Somerset, Wis., 97; 10. Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, Iowa, and Justin Bolte, Fremont, Neb., both 93.

Kansas – 1. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 374; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., and J.D. Johnson, Maize, Kan., both 373; 4. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., 358; 5. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 325; 6. Koby Walters, Liberal, Kan., 319; 7. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 311; 8. Shane Sundquist, Bertrand, Neb., 296; 9. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 279; 10. Jerad Werner, Codell, Kan., 270.

Minnesota – 1. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 226; 2. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 216; 3. Javen Ostermann, Courtland, Minn., 213; 4. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 206; 5. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 182; 6. Neil Stevens, Bingham Lake, Minn., 142; 7. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 138; 8. Justin Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 137; 9. Nolan Herd, Arlington, Minn., 118; 10. Nathan Showalter, Hutchinson, Minn., 97.

Missouri – 1. Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 281; 2. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 223; 3. Jay Russell, Wathena, Kan., 184; 4. Austin Couch, Agency, Mo., 161; 5. J.R. Topper, St. Joseph, Mo., 127; 6. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 106; 7. Vincent Franks, Cameron, Mo., 102; 8. Dustin Reeh, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 100; 9. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 94; 10. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 92.

Nebraska – 1. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 320; 2. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 317; 3. Trevor Grossenbacher, Panama, Neb., 316; 4. Neil Nickolite, Bellwood, Neb., 315; 5. Jason Danley, Lin­coln, Neb., 303; 6. Michael Boston, Lincoln, Neb., 265; 7. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 257; 8. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 249; 9. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 231; 10. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 228.

New Jersey – 1. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 79; 2. Kevin Nagy, Wind Gap, Pa., 77; 3. Mark Bitner, Trenton, N.J., 72; 4. Jeffrey Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., 71; 5. Tom Carberry, Hopewell, N.J., 70; 6. Eddie Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 64; 7. Zakery Vickers, Vineland, N.J., 63; 8. Kristina Pratt, Sewell, N.J., 53; 9. Zach Berghof, Dorothy, N.J., 52; 10. Jason Dunn, Hamilton, N.J., and Jenna "Shotz" Schostkewitz, Milford, N.J., both 49.

North Carolina – 1. Bronzie Lawson IV, Southern Pines, N.C., 155; 2. Nick Tucker, Kannapolis, N.C., 150; 3. Jake McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 142; 4. Chaz Woodward, Statesville, N.C., 132; 5. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 131; 6. Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 124; 7. Michael Jack­son, Summerville, S.C., 123; 8. Gareth Palmer, Fuquay Varina, N.C., 119; 9. Mike Sellers, Summer­ville, S.C., 103; 10. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 102.

Ohio – 1. Kyle Kruger, Frankfort, Ohio, 157; 2. Austin Powell, Wilmington, Ohio, 140; 3. Jay Duna­way, Oak Hill, Ohio, 134; 4. Chad Hyatt, Ashville, Ohio, 126; 5. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 119; 6. Cameron Hague, Warsaw, Ohio, 112; 7. Steven Watts, Marion, Ohio, 97; 8. Tadd Clary, Chillicothe, Ohio, 93; 9. James Caleb Erwin, Marysville, Ohio, 92; 10. Lewie Christian, West Jefferson, Ohio, 73.

Oklahoma – 1. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 338; 2. Dane Fields, Lawton, Okla., 297; 3. Brady Courtney, Carnegie, Okla., 295; 4. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 290; 5. Duane Baker, Chickasha, Okla., 286; 6. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., and Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., both 275; 8. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 215; 9. Ché Hawkins, Bethany, Okla., 210; 10. Steven Shebester, Mustang, Okla., 188.

Pennsylvania – 1. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 557; 2. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 476; 3. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 402; 4. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 380; 5. Kyle Keen, Carlisle, Pa., 362; 6. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., and Landon Price, Fleetwood, Pa., both 351; 8. Jake Frye, Lewisberry, Pa., 343; 9. Kruz Kepner, Kreamer, Pa., 333; 10. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 296.

South Dakota – 1. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 401; 2. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 355; 3. Nate Barger, Madison, S.D., 318; 4. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 314; 5. Christopher Thram, Sanborn, Minn., 302; 6. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 279; 7. Micah Slendy, Sioux Falls, S.D., 267; 8. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 266; 9. Casey Abbas, Lennox, S.D., 244; 10. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 238.

Texas – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 365; 2. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 319; 3. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 284; 4. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 283; 5. Mar­tin Edwards, Forney, Texas, 267; 6. Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, 259; 7. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 248; 8. Matt Etzelmiller, Keller, Texas, 225; 9. Chase Brewer, Waxahachie, Texas, 213; 10. Russell Shoulders, Forney, Texas, 212.

Virginia – 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., and Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., both 75; 3. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 74; 4. Michael Keeton Jr., Doswell, Va., 70; 5. Billy Hubbard, Cobbs Creek, Va., 69; 6. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 67; 7. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 64; 8. Matthew Mullins, Newport News, Va., 35; 9. Erin Statler, Carlisle, Pa., 33; 10. Charlie Ware, Hallieford, Va., 31.

 

 

Boulton Rebounds for Podium Finish at Riverside International Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (July 30, 2020) - Tucker Boulton couldn't wait to get back to Riverside International Speedway last Saturday night.

The previous weekend didn't go so well. Boulton was on the cushion when another car tried a slide job in the main event. The two drivers made contact and Boulton went off of the track, slid sideways into a metal pole and destroyed his car.

It was a bitter pill to swallow, but John Howard graciously offered a car to borrow. Boulton put his motor in for Saturday night and finished third in the 305ci sprint car feature at Riverside International Speedway.

"The other car tried a slider and I was on the cushion and we met in the middle," Boulton said. "We destroyed a 20-year-old car that had seen its better days and turned around and got back in a 2017 J&J Chassis with all the bells and whistles on it.

"We were really quick. It's very important to turn around and get back in a car and get comfortable with it. For us, it wasn't an option to miss a race because of that wreck. We needed to get the feel back and we did. The new car was the straightest and fastest I've felt all year."

Boulton, who was out for two months earlier this year because of burns to his legs, had no problem climbing back in a race car after the crash. He adapted quickly to the feel of the newer chassis provided by Howard and showed speed as soon as he touched the track.

Boulton advanced from third to second in his heat race. The Tennessee driver started on the outside of the front row of the feature and chased the leader, placing third in a nose-to-tail finish at the stripe. It tied his season-best result.

"I didn't have any problems getting back in it, but I will say when I rolled over after I was off the track I saw a little smoke and my get-out time was like a second," Boulton said. "I never got out of a race car so fast in my life.

"I feel confident in the car I'm in now. The difference between the cars is night and day, and I feel I can drive this more comfortably than the other one."

That will come in handy this Saturday when Boulton heads back to Riverside International Speedway for the Cody Burks Memorial.

"I'm really excited," he said. "I want to see what we can do with this car. The car we have on order is the same as this one so we are getting a head start.

"We want to thank Eddie Henderson and his team at Henderson Recovery for helping our program. It means a lot to have great supporters like the Henderson Family. Also, we're excited to welcome Ricky Holder to our team. He has a lot of experience and will be an asset."

QUICK RESULTS

July 25 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 3 (2).

SEASON STATS -

7 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 5 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Cody Burks Memorial

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoultonMotorspt

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Special Thanks to John Howard

"John is a super nice guy and comes from a super nice family," Boulton said. "It's nice that he offered up this car until we get ours. Thanks to everyone else, too. We had offers up the wazoo, and we went with this one because it's the same car we have on order."

Boulton would also like to thank NAPA, DHR Suspension, Henderson Recovery and Jacqueline Savoy Photography for their continued support.


 

Bogucki Nets Fifth-Place Run to Mark Fourth Straight Top 10 at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 30, 2020) - Scott Bogucki earned his fifth top-five finish of the season last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

The SawBlade.com sponsored driver continues to build confidence at the half-mile oval with the 360 Knoxville Nationals on his radar.

"I have something to work from now as far as a base," he said. "The one thing I've been super consistent with is qualifying no matter when I go out. That will make a huge difference to our weekend during the 360 Nationals."

Bogucki began Saturday night by qualifying fourth quickest in his group. A rally from fifth to second place in a heat race put him in a great position heading into the main event.

"I just keep missing it a little in the feature, but I have some things I'll try this week," he said. "I just keep not getting enough right rear stick. Once that happens you ruin the whole corner. You have to be stuck to the center to have a good exit."

Bogucki's fifth-place outing gives him four straight top 10s at the track. His final tune-up prior to the 360 Knoxville Nationals is this Saturday.

"We'll use it as a test and tune," he said. "I think I have my issue figured out, but we'll know Saturday."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 25 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 5 (3).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 9 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sawblade.com_

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com. Additionally, SawBlade.com is the official saw blade of the American Sprint Car Series and the title sponsor of every ASCS National Tour main event as well as the Victory Lane sponsor.

"Everyone at SawBlade.com has been very supportive," Bogucki said. "They have stuck with me for three years as we've continued to build our race team and develop into a consistent contender. I appreciate their loyalty and support."

Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, Rod End Supply, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Momentum Suspension, KW Transport, Pac Torsion Bars, Maxim Chassis, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., Momentum Suspension, Howard Law and Findley and Sons for their support.

 

 

Bergman, Starks, Setters, Amantea, Dover and Hagar Produce Wins for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (July 30, 2020) - Inside Line Promotions drivers Seth Bergman, Trey Starks, James Setters, Joey Amantea, Jack Dover and Derek Hagar were victorious last weekend.

Bergman swept an ASCS Frontier Region doubleheader at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., on Friday and Saturday.

Starks scored his first win of the season on Thursday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

Setters posted his fourth consecutive Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series triumph at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on Friday.

Amantea hustled to his second micro sprint victory at Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa., on Saturday.

Dover captured his third win this year at I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D., on Saturday with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series.

Hagar garnered an ASCS Mid-South Region win at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on Saturday.

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 learn more about professional PR, email Shawn@InsideLinePromotions or call 541-510-3663.

2020 TEAM ILP FEATURE WINNERS -

Jack Dover - 6 (New Raceway Park in Jefferson, S.D., on May 17; Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D., on May 23; I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D., on May 30, June 6 and July 25; and Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, July 10); Brian Brown - 4 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 6, July 3 [twice] and July 11); John Carney II - 4 (Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas, on June 6, June 13 and July 18; and West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, Texas, on June 19); Derek Hagar - 4 (Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., on May 31; Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on June 12; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on June 13; and I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on July 25); James Setters - 4 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on June 19, June 26, July 3 and July 24); Seth Bergman - 3 (Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on May 29 and Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., on July 24 and July 25); Joey Amantea - 2 (Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa., on July 4 and July 25); Dylan Cisney - 2 (Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on March 1 and June 6); Dominic Scelzi - 2 (Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on May 24 and Chatham Speedway in Chatham, La., on June 14); Channin Tankersley - 2 (Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas, on May 9 and Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on July 10); Garet Williamson - 2 (KC Raceway in Independence, Mo., on May 15 and Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on June 6); Scott Bogucki - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 4); Trey Burke - 1 (NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Ky., on June 14); Brenham Crouch - 1 (Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on June 14); Justin Henderson - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 4); Giovanni Scelzi - 1 (New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna, Fla., on Feb. 9); and Trey Starks - 1 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on July 23).

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/insidelinepromotions

 

PACE RUSH SPRINT CAR SERIES CONTINUES TO EVOLVE & GROW WITH EXCITING WHEEL-TO-WHEEL COMPETITION AMONGST EXTREMELY DIVERSIFIED GROUP OF RACERS
July 30, 2020
(By Mike Leone)

 

(Pulaski, PA)...Look up the word diversified in the dictionary and here is what you will find; to give variety to, and not a better word would describe the current group of Pace Performance RUSH Sprint Car racers currently competing in the third year division.

The class was launched in 2018 as a sister Series to the RUSH Late Model, Sportsman Modified, and Pro Mod divisions as a true "cost containment" non-wing Sprint Car division featuring the Chevrolet Performance 602 crate engine, $140 sealed/spec Bilstein Shocks, spec Hoosier Tires, and RUSH Visual methanol. Well over $20,000 in championship monies were awarded to its drivers in 2018 and 2019. Now in 2020, the RUSH Sprint Car division has really began to turn some heads despite a severely interrupted and shortened season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

From day one, the Series garnered a lot of support from former "410" Sprint Car racers. In fact, one of those, Scott Bonnell, was the presenting sponsor of the Weekly Series Championship with his Bonnell's Rod Shop for the first two years. While Bonnell was unable to continue his sponsorship in 2020, another former area "410" standout, Arnie Kent, stepped up with his Equipment Rental Options to become this year's presenting sponsor of the Weekly Series Championship. Kent won the division's inaugural race in 2018 and was also the "Wednesday Night Lightning" Champion.

"It's really been a shame that we haven't gotten a clear shot over the past couple of years to allow the division to have a normal development period," acknowledged RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "Horrible weather last season cancelled a good chunk of the schedule, and of course the COVID situation this year has slowed the ability to showcase the RUSH Sprint Car concept, a true cost containment Sprint Car division that racers enjoy participating in that provides great racing for the fans. The division is now filled with both veteran racers from all different racing backgrounds as well as numerous young guns that have been mixing it up at each and every race!"

Jeremy Weaver has jumped out to the early lead in the Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series standings thanks to four victories in the first six races, while Zach Morrow and Steve Pedley have also been victorious.

"The RUSH Sprint Car drivers have absolutely knocked it out of the park when it comes to edge of your seat excitement," expressed Emig. "I have personally been at five of the six completed events and I can't tell you how satisfying it's been to hear the reaction from the crowd at the completion of these events, they've absolutely been loving it!"

"Both Don Blackshear (Pace Performance's Circle Track Developer) and myself have received numerous calls and messages since the Sharon event with the All Stars a few weeks ago," added Emig. "People have been inquiring about the class and we've even had fans reach out to let us know how much they are enjoying the racing! I think we're over the hump now and the racing that is being produced by the RUSH Sprint Cars as well as the cost effectiveness of the actual RUSH Sprint Car package is now going to sell itself and allow the division to continue to grow and flourish into the future!"

"I'm very excited to see the division develop into exactly what it was designed to do from the beginning," stated Blackshear. "The RUSH Sprints offer a cost-controlled weekly division that's competitive and focuses on a racer's talent to gain success and not their financial resources. The diversity of winners proves the RUSH Sprint concept works, and it will continue to grow into the future."

After a four-year RUSH Sportsman Modified career that saw two victories and a "Futures Cup" Championship, Jeremy Weaver has found his groove in the RUSH Sprint Cars. The Stoneboro, Pa. racer teamed up with Hull Racing featuring the father-son ownership of Cal & Ted Hull in 2019 winning one feature, finishing fourth in the Weekly Series points, and earning the "Empire State Classic" title. That success has parlayed into an impressive start to 2020 where the #41 has become the car to beat. Weaver celebrated his 19th birthday with a last lap win at Tyler County on July 11, had another last lap win on July 24 at Lernerville, and went two-for-two at Tyler County the following night with his third win in the last four races.

In 2018, Zach Morrow finished third in the Weekly Series points. Last year, the 30-year-old Gibsonia, Pa. racer advanced to second in points. No doubt, Morrow entered the season with championship hopes. After winning the opener on June 20 at Pittsburgh, Morrow again finds himself second in points. Morrow came out of go-karts and into Mod Lites before making his way into the "410" Sprint Car division, something he still dabbles with. The RUSH Series though has allowed Morrow an affordable way to compete and contend for wins without the wing- something Morrow has always enjoyed.

Like Morrow, Brian Woodhall is another driver that has competed in the Mod Lite and "410" Sprint Car divisions. Woodhall had success early in his career as a teenager winning a pair of "410" races during Emig's ownership at Mercer Raceway Park. Now married and at 35 years of age, the RUSH Series has Woodhall to get back behind the wheel of a Sprint Car. The Apollo, Pa. racer came out late in the 2018 season, while last year saw him win a feature at both Sharon and Ransomville in route to second in points.

The Blackshear brothers have made their way into the RUSH Sprint Car division via promidemently Econo Mod and E-Mod racing. The two excelled in the Econo Mod class at Sharon where Brandon won 21 times and Brad five times, while each have won a track championship. Brad got into the RUSH Sprint division first in 2018 finishing 10th in points and did it again last season as well as winning a race at Bradford, while Brandon finished sixth last season in his debut. Brad hasn't made it out for competition yet in 2020 due to starting a truck repair business, but is expected to do so soon. Also close to the Blackshear brothers is Ryan Fraley, also a graduate of Econo/E-Mods. Fraley, 31 of Brookfield, Ohio made his debut in the class last August.

The RUSH Sprint division has put several other former "410" Sprint racers back behind the wheel of a Sprint Car including Gale Ruth, Jr., Jarod Larson, Andy Feil, Steve Pedley, and Brian Hartzell.

Ruth had a strong inaugural season winning five features in route to second in points driving the Culver Motorsport entry. The Culver Family took time off and didn't compete after the 2018 season; however, Ruth recently got the call to drive Scott Clever's #14. Ruth of Pleasantville, Pa. has a pair of top 4s including a runner-up at Tyler County. Ruth always got everything he could out of his "410" Sprints, but financially couldn't compete consistently at the top level, but the RUSH Series has allowed him to showcase his talents.

An exciting new addition to the RUSH Sprint Cars is Jarod Larson. The seven-time Sharon Speedway "410" Sprint Car Champion made his Series debut on July 11 at Sharon nearly pulling off the win before finishing second in the feature. Larson thrilled Sprint Car fans in the region for years in between racing Stock Cars, but now looks to reignite that excitement in a RUSH Sprint Car.

Feil's path to the RUSH Sprint Cars was similar to Morrow and Woodhall's as he progressed from a successful Mod Lite career into the full size Sprint Cars before getting the call last year from car owners Jack Mahoney and Larry Eckart to drive their #9J. The 2017 Youngstown State graduate picked up a win at Sharon, one of the most exciting of the season, on his way to an eighth place points finish.

One of the most popular victories in the Series' history came on July 11 during Justin Snyder's "Salute to the Troops" event at Sharon Speedway featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars. On that night, Steve Pedley passed Larson to win his first career feature since he started racing back in 1992. Pedley ran a Modified then a "410" Sprint Car before taking some 20 years off from racing. The RUSH Series was the perfect way for Pedley to get back into Sprint Car racing affordably. Pedley returned to racing in 2019 finishing 11th in points. The 58-year-old Seneca, Pa racer ended the season much more competitive and has been much improved thus far in 2020.

Hartzell is yet another driver that competed in the "410" Sprint division. In fact, he did a lot of racing at Mercer when Emig was the track owner and also enjoyed racing without the wing. The RUSH program was the perfect calling for the 48-year-old to get back behind the wheel of a Sprint Car. The Oil City, Pa. resident has only missed one race over the past two years. He has taking a liking so much to the class that he added a second car to the #69 stable in 2020 bringing A.J. MacQuarrie on board. MacQuarrie was a former Stock Car racer and even competed in the RUSH Late Models years ago.

One of the biggest names to join the RUSH Sprint Cars is Alan Dellinger. Dellinger has had success in just about every division in the region from various forms of Late Models, Modifieds, Stock Cars, Mod Lites, and more. One division he never touched was Sprint Cars. That was until 2020 when longtime car owner Bob Williams, also one that never had any dealings in Sprint Cars, decided to go a different direction and take on the RUSH Sprint Cars. In recent years, Dellinger and Williams teamed up in RUSH Late Models, RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and Econo Mods. Dellinger owns 165 career wins at Sharon alone. Thus far, Dellinger has a sixth and a fourth place finish at Sharon this year.

While Dellinger and Larson both raced Stock Cars during their career, two other drivers that made the move from Stock Cars include Shawn Smith and Brad Church. Smith is in his third year of RUSH Sprint racing, while Church is in his second. Smith, 37 of Seneca, Pa., had a strong first season with nine top 5s finishing fifth in points, while last year slipped to seventh in points. Church, 28 of Russell, Pa., competes in selected events primarily in the northern part of the region; however, did make the four and half hour tow to Tyler County Speedway on July 25 and finished sixth, which nearly matched his best career finish of fifth at Eriez in 2019- a track he raced his Stock Car at regularly.

Matt Sherlock III is in his second season of RUSH Sprint Car racing. Matt's father competed in various Late Model divisions years ago, while Matt raced UTVs. The 28-year-old Beaver Falls, Pa. racer finished 13th in the 2019 standings and has been a loyal follower of the division again this season. Sherlock continues to show improvement in the seat and is expected to improve his position in the overall standing in 2020.

Two drivers competing for the "Futures Cup" crown are Nolan Groves and Brian Cressley. Both teenagers came out of go-karts; in fact, Groves is also racing a RUSH Kart. Groves, 16 of Sugar Grove, Pa., is in his second year, while Cressley, 15 of Corry, Pa., is a pure rookie in the big cars. Nolan's father Jay was a standout Micro Sprint racer before moving into "360" Sprint Cars. Today, Jay not only mentors his son but also competes in a RUSH Kart and has been instrumental in the development of the RUSH Karting Series program, while also being a distributor through his Kart Works business.

Speaking of the "Futures Cup", the 2019 champion was Kevin Ruhlman. Kevin's father Chad won the $5,000 Weekly Series Championships the first two years, but stepped aside from racing in 2020. Kevin had eight top 5s in route to last year's "Futures Cup" title. Kevin's racing in 2020 will be cut short as the soon-to-be 18-year-old Bemus Point, NY native will be off to college. Kevin's uncle Brian Ruhlman has been a part-time competitor in the Series as he makes the tow in from Clarklake, Michigan. Brian is an accomplished Late Model and Modified racer. Brian also recently picked up his first Sprint Car win in his home state.

Tyler Powell is in his third year of RUSH Sprint competition. The 26-year-old Cochranton, Pa. driver has been racing since he was seven years old beginning in a Go-Kart. When he was 13, he switched to a Mini Stock and then an E-Mod for one season. Powell got his start in full-size racing in a Mini Stock at Mercer when Emig started that affordable, start-up class when she owned the track. His best finish to date is a third place at Stateline Speedway in 2018. Tyler's father Bruce was a former Sprint Car racer.

We would be remiss if we didn't mention the Hawkins Family. Dave and his two sons Scott and Brandon made the move from the Micro Sprints into the RUSH Sprint Cars in the inaugural 2018 season. They were big supporters of the class and helped get the division off the ground as all three finished in the top nine in points. Dave led the way in the family with a 12th place finish in points last year. Brandon tragically lost his life in a work accident recently. Dave and Scott made their 2020 RUSH debuts the Friday following Brandon's passing at Lernerville.

Another newcomer to the division in 2020 is Brandon Shughart. The 32-year-old Weirton, WV racer is a true rookie to racing, but has a great mentor in his corner with none of than the "West Virginia Wild Thing", Mark Cassella. Cassella, who was a standout Sprint Car racer both with and without the wing, has been a fan of the RUSH Sprint Car program since day one. Another West Virginia racer that has been part of the Series the last two years in a part-time manner is Frank Wilson, Jr. Wilson had a successful Late Model career on both asphalt and dirt, and also spent time as the promoter of Tyler County Speedway.

Two other new drivers that have sent their memberships in but have yet to compete this year are Scott Dean and Jeremy Scruggs. Also, Amelia Clay has purchased a Sprint Car and an engine from Pace Performance. The Warren, Ohio racer that also competes in the RUSH Sportsman Modified division is expected to make her debut soon. It was also great to see Carl Bowser compete in a RUSH Sprint Car. Bowser made his debut on July 24 at Lernerville, a track he owns 27 career "410" Sprint Car wins at, driving for Scott Clever. Bowser won his heat and finished fifth in the feature.

There is no doubt that in just a very short period of time the RUSH Sprint Car division has now established its roots in Sprint Car racing throughout the region. The RUSH Sprint Car division has also developed into a tremendous model for other speedway promoters across the country to consider bringing a true "cost containment" Sprint Car division surrounded by numerous other exciting programs to their speedways! For information on the RUSH Sprint Car division, the office at 724-964-9300 or e-mail info@rushracingseries.com.

Equipment Rental Options currently has two locations in western Pennsylvania; one in Hermitage and another in New Castle; however, this summer will be moving into a new larger facility at 3587 Clover Lane just off Wilmington Road (Route 18) in New Castle. From earth moving equipment such as excavators, dozers and skid loaders to boom lifts, material handlers and everything in between, Equipment Rental Options proudly serves industry, contractors and homeowners. For more information on Equipment Rental Options, check out their website at www.equipmentrentalpa.com. Like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ero.rental.

RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Pace Performance together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Equipment Rental Options, FK Rod Ends, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Trailer-Alarms.com, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Accu-Force Dynos & Testers, Classic Ink USA, CrateInsider.com, and Wedge Motorsports.

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 Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushsprintcars and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSprints.

 

 

Jake Morgan Wins Exciting Hunt Feature During Mark Forni Classic at Placerville Speedway

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Placerville, CA)- Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, Jake Morgan held off a furious charge form Tim Sherman, Jr to score his first win of the 2020 with the Hunt Series during the Mark Forni Classic.

When the green flag dropped, Morgan got off to a great start from his front row starting position as he led early and opened up a sizeable gap on the field.

After winning an exciting heat race from the tail, Morgan had all the confidence on his side, though behind him Tim Sherman, Jr and Sean Jones would look to mount charges as traffic became a factor.

As the race progressed it would turn into a two car race for the lead as Morgan and Sherman broke away, and opening night winner Bradley Terrell moved into third.

With the laps winding down and traffic thickening, Sherman would close in on Morgan and things would heat up in the final couple of stanzas. Morgan would slow his pace his traffic and Sherman would pull up to his back bumper as the white flag waived.

During an exciting final lap, it would be Morgan beating Sherman to the line as Terrell hung on for third with Matt Stewart finishing fourth, and DJ Johnson rounding out the Top-Five.

Results- 30 Cars

1. Jake Morgan #1J

2. Tim Sherman Jr. #1JR

3. Bradley Terrell #11

4. Matt Stewart #33

5. DJ Johnson #33DJ

6. Dylan Bloomfield #33B

7. Shawn Jones #14

8. Daniel Whitley #6K

9. Boy Moniz #22

10.Angelique Bell #551

11.Shanya Ensign #9

12.Josh Young #7EJ

13.Nick Robfogel #3

14.David Lindt #3FT

15.Terry Schank Jr. #1

16.Tony Bernard #50

17.Ron LaPlant #69

18.Scott Clough #60

19.Jimmy Christian #1C

20.Cody Fendley #73C

Ashley Van Den Berg Home Loans Fast Time- Dylan Bloomfield

BR Motorsports P15 Award- Terry Schank, Jr

Benic Enterprise Heat 1- Cody Fendley

BMRS Professional Hose and Fittings Heat 2- Bradley Terrell

King Racing Products Heat 3- Jake Morgan

Santomauro Racing Products Heat 4- Angelique Bell

ON TAP: The next race for the series is TBD.

WINNERS: Bradley Terrell (June 13th, Antioch Speedway), Jake Morgan (July 25th Placerville Speedway)

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with the series by liking us at https://www.facebook.com/joehuntwingless/ or clicking over to the new www.huntwingless.com.

 

 

Weiler Night with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All-Star Circuit of Champions This Saturday Thursday, July 30. 2020 A Big Night of Racing This Saturday!

A big car count and big names are on tap for this Saturday's Weiler Night with Tony Stewart's Ollie's Bargain Outlet All-Star Circuit of Champions.

Kyle Larson, Aaron Reutzel, Paul McMahan, Rico Abreu and more take on the Knoxville drivers in the last 410 event before the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series "The One and Only" three-day event.

The 360 winged sprint cars will hit the track for the final time before the 30th Annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank

Hot laps begin at 6:45pm, local time.Tickets are on sale now here or by calling the ticket office at 641-842-5431. Adult tickets are $20; Teens are $10 and children 12 and under are free. Seating is limited to 7,000 spectators. Guests can sit in even numbered rows only and leave three empty seats between groups in a row. Weiler Celebrates 20 Years of Business

As you drive into Knoxville this Saturday, you'll notice a newly paved Highway 14 leading to the race track.

The machinery performing the job comes from our partners at Weiler who are celebrating 20 years of business!

Located right here in Knoxville, Iowa, Weiler manufactures equipment for the paving market. Weiler equipment is based on proven designs that have a successful track record in the field. Weiler works closely with contractors to ensure their products provide the features required to complete projects in a timely and efficient manner. Next Week: The 30th Annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank

Next week, we kick off the 30th Annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank!

More than 100 cars have entered the three-day event. A full entry list, as well as the breakdown of which cars are qualifying on which nights, can be seen here.

Gates open at 5:30pm. Hot Laps begin at 6:45pm.

Tickets are available online here or by calling the ticket office at 641-842-5431. Seating is limited to 7,000 spectators per night. The backstretch will be open for all three nights of the event.Guests can sit in even numbered rows only and must leave three empty seats between groups in a row.

One 16 person suite is available for all three nights of the event. If interested, e-mail KendraJ@KnoxvilleRaceway.com or call the ticket office.

Camping spots, including water and electric, are also available for this three-day event. Please call the ticket office to book camping spots. A Unique Format Has Been Set For the World of Outlaws Three-Day Event

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series announced the format for "The One and Only" including the Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank.

The format will make every lap on the track important as it features a point-based system to determine the line-up for Saturday's Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank. The full format can be seen here.

Three-day packages are still available for the event online. Single-day tickets go on sale Saturday, August 1. The race will also air each night as part of the Fast Pass subscription on DIRTVision.com. Hurry! Retweet For a Chance To Win

Go to Twitter today and Retweet this tweet from our partners at Casey's for a chance to win a watch party from Casey's and NOS Energy Drink! The Casey's and NOS Energy Drink Watch Party includes a three-day DIRTVision streaming pass of "The One And Only" and the Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank, NOS Energy Drink swag and six large Casey's pizzas!

Two winners will be chosen. The contest ends at 11:59pm, CT on Monday, August 3! Upcoming Events

August 1 - Weiler Night with Tony Stewart's Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions

August 6-8 - My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank

August 13-14 - "The One And Only" with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

August 15 - Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

 

 

Priority Aviation $20,000 Sponsorship Postponed to 2021!

(National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum) July 29, 2020 – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the postponed Knoxville Nationals, the Priority Aviation $20,000 Sponsorship program will see the same fate. The program will be moved to 2021, with drivers already in the running, keeping their donations towards next year’s contest.

Currently, Robbie Kendall has the most donations, followed by Carson McCarl, McKenna Haase and Brian Brown.

In addition to the $20,000 first place prize for the driver/team raising the most funds for the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, Richard and Jennifer Marshall, of Priority Aviation, will be awarding the second place earner $10,000 and the third place earner $5,000!

“We’re really disappointed that we have to postpone the Priority Aviation sponsorship this year,” said Richard Marshall of Priority Aviation. “Luckily, drivers who have been represented with donations towards the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum can have those carry over to next year. The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is very dear to our hearts! We appreciate everyone’s understanding in a year that’s been trying to us all.”

All that sprint car teams and fans need to do is have their prospective members or donors visit www.SprintCarStuff.com and order a membership there, or contact the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. If ordering online, specify your driver or race team in the “Notes” section on the final page.

The driver or team with the highest amount of donations returned to the museum before July 31, 2021 at 6 p.m., will receive the $20,000 sponsorship funding. Second will be awarded $10,000 and third, $5,000. Memberships start at only $25 per year, but any donation amount will be accepted. So everyone can afford to help out their favorite race team and the museum!

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

 

 

Brock Zearfoss Racing welcomes RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive just in time for Lincoln’s Drydene 40

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (July 29, 2020) – Just in time for the highly-anticipated, $10,000-to-win Drydene 40 at Lincoln Speedway, Jonestown, Pennsylvania’s Brock Zearfoss is pleased to welcome RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive to his racing program, now a major partner to Brock Zearfoss Racing for the remainder of the 2020 season.

Headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive has been providing a leading service since 1977, specializing in custom upgrades and installation for all things four wheel drive. With over 50,000 parts in stock, RV 4 Wheel Drive not only offers an extensive selection, but their knowledgeable staff of professional technicians are certified to tackle all needs. From brakes and drivelines, to electrical components and bolt-on upgrades, RV 4 Wheel Drive delivers a fair price and outstanding customer service.

Zearfoss and RV 4 Wheel Drive do have a prior relationship, as the two were partnered during Zearfoss’ tenure with car owner, Aaron Long.

“We are thrilled to have our friends from RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive join our efforts for the remainder of 2020. This is an exciting time, especially with a loaded agenda ahead, and we’re excited to share these moments with RV 4 Wheel Drive,” Brock Zearfoss said, driver of the familiar Brock Zearfoss Racing No. 3Z sprint car. “We have a lot circled on our calendar, as well as a long list of things we want to achieve. RV 4 Wheel Drive will help us reach those objectives. In return, our goal is to represent their brand and mission at the highest level. Sprint car fans are very dedicated and loyal to those who support sprint car racing and I’m confident they’ll continue to give RV 4 Wheel Drive the support they deserve. I’m excited to get to work.”

Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will boast their rekindled partnership later today – Wednesday evening, July 29 – at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. Dubbed the Drydene 40, the midweek showcase will award a $10,000 top prize.

In addition, Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will visit Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 31, as well as Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, August 1. Port Royal’s Living Legends Dream Race will also award a $10,000 top prize.

For those who want to learn more about RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive, please visit the company on the Web at www.rv4x4.com.

ABOUT RV 4 WHEEL DRIVE & PERFORMANCE AUTOMOTIVE INC: Since 1977, RV has provided loyal services in Mechanicsburg, PA with over 50,000 parts in stock. If RV doesn’t have what you’re looking for, it can be available overnight. RV can install accessories like vent shades, tonno covers, nerf bars/running boards, suspension kits, lockers, brakes; anything can be installed in our shop by professional technicians. RV’s founding principles are the same today as they were when the shop opened in 1977; give the customer the best products at a fair price and back it up with outstanding customer service. To learn more, please visit RV online at www.rv4x4.com.

SPECIAL THANKS: Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., BAPS Auto Paints & Supply, Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, Simpson Racing Products, KX3 Racewear, BK Titanium, Blud Lubricants, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, RV 4 Wheel Drive and Performance Automotive, and Bell Helmets.

SOCIAL MEDIA: 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.

STATS: 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.

2018 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway)

2019 Wins: 4 (Outlaw Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/7/2019) (Lebanon Valley Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/14/2019) (Attica Raceway Park [ASCoC]: 8/31/2019 – $10,000) (Port Royal Speedway [URC/360]: 10/19/2019)

2020 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics: Wins: 2 Top-5s: 14 Top-10s: 29

2020 Highlights: Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes against All Star Circuit of Champions at East Bay Raceway Park. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes during King of the 360’s action at East Bay Raceway Park; finished fourth during the $10,000-to-win finale. Rallied from 13th to finish fourth at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, March 1. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 7. Finished sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 14. Earned Open Wheel Nationals win at Park Jefferson International Speedway on Saturday, April 25, worth $6,000. Finished 11th with World of Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway on Friday, May 8. Finished fifth with World of Outlaws at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Saturday, May 23. Finished fourth and sixth during All Star visit to Park Jefferson International Speedway on May 29th & 30th. Earned first All Star victory of the season at Southern Oklahoma Speedway on June 11. Including victory, earned five top-ten finishes during Thunder Through The Plains trip with All Stars. Climbed to tenth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 20. Rallied from 18th to tenth to open PA Sprint Speedweek at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 26. Earned six top-ten finishes during PA Sprint Speedweek including fourth-place finish during Port Royal Speedway finale. Finished third with All Star Circuit of Champions during Dean Knittel Memorial at Portsmouth Raceway Park on Friday, July 10. Finished sixth during the Tommy Hinnershitz Classic at Williams Grove Speedway on July 17. Finished sixth from 21st during Bob Weikert Memorial opener at Port Royal Speedway on July 18. Scored back-to-back top-tens with World of Outlaws at Williams Grove Speedway; fifth on Friday, July 24, and seventh on Saturday, July 25.

 

 

Crouch Returning to Keith Kunz Motorsports for Three POWRi National Races in Illinois

Inside Line Promotions - LUBBOCK, Texas (July 29, 2020) - Brenham Crouch will climb back into a Toyota Racing backed Keith Kunz Motorsports midget this weekend for a trio of POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League races.

The action begins on Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., before Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill., hosts a race on Saturday. Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Ill., is the site of the weekend finale on Sunday.

"I'm aiming for three solid runs," Crouch said. "I feel like after that three-day weekend a couple of weeks ago I got really comfortable so I'm super excited to get back in a midget this weekend."

It will mark his debut at all three tracks.

Crouch experienced a new type of race car last Saturday when he practiced in a 305ci winged sprint car at West Texas Raceway in his hometown of Lubbock, Texas.

"I felt like it went well," he said. "It was easier to drive than a midget. It took me back to the micro world for a bit. I had a good amount of comfort right away so I'm looking forward to making some competitive laps in a sprint car soon. We're hoping to do some races this summer and fall when our schedule allows."

SEASON STATS -

35 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 16 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill.; Saturday at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill.; and Sunday at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Ill., with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.brenhamcrouch.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brenhamcrouch1

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Driven and Driven Midwest

Driven Performance has been serving the racing community for more than 25 years. What started as a small parts and service shop in the late 1980s has turned into a full-scale performance speed shop. For more information, visit http://www.D1Driven.com.

Driven Midwest is a speed shop and D1 chassis dealer located in Tulsa, Okla. The company has one goal: to raise the standard of customer service to an exceptional level while building a relationship with every customer. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/DrivenPerformanceMidwest/ .

"This will be our second year working with Driven and Driven Midwest," Crouch said. "They've always had great customer service and excellent products. We've built a great relationship with everyone at Driven and Driven Midwest and look forward to mutual success together."

Crouch would also like to thank Hi-Plains Building Division, Hi-Plains Electric, Lubbock Wrecker Service, Wilson Wrecker Service, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Lineman Motorsports, Simpson Race Products, Mychron-Tom, CMS Promotions, Bell Helmets, CSI Shocks, Swindell Bleeders, Outlaw Wings, Smith Titanium and Joey Starnes Racing for their continued support.

 

 

RacinBoys Airing Live Video of Seven ASCS Races in Eight-Day Stretch, Including the Ultimate Challenge

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 29, 2020) - The famed Ultimate Challenge will have a live video stream via the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network for the first time ever.

The marquee $4,000-to-win Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event, which is promoted by sprint car veteran Terry McCarl and Front Row Challenge Enterprises, LLC, will be aired via a Pay-Per-View broadcast on Sunday, Aug. 9. The night also features the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Car League with the POWRi Lucas Oil Iowa Sprint Car League at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

"We want to thank Terry McCarl and his team for allowing the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network, which is the official broadcasting partner of the American Sprint Car Series, to showcase the exciting action at the Ultimate Challenge to anyone unable to attend the event," RacinBoys Co-Founder Scott Traylor said.

The live stream is only available via Pay-Per-View for only $29.99. RacinBoys All Access members will have to order the Pay-Per-View to watch the event. The purchase tab is available at http://www.racinboys.com/events/?i=58559 .

RacinBoys All Access members will then be treated to six straight nights of winged sprint car competition throughout ASCS Sprint Week. The action begins on Aug. 11 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. The remaining dates include: Aug. 12 at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan.; Aug. 13 at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.; Aug. 14 at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Aug. 15 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.; and Aug. 16 at Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Ark.

Each of those half-dozen races pays $3,000 to win and $300 to start with an additional points fund up for grabs, which should entice many of the sport's top drivers from across the country to compete.

A RacinBoys All Access subscription is only $29.99 per month. The subscription offers live Pay-Per-View video from nearly every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race and it also provides access to all On-Demand video content as well as all live audio broadcasts. A month is considered a 30-day period beginning the first day of the subscription. The coverage is brought to you by Lucas Oil Products, which is the title sponsor for all RacinBoys live events and studio shows this year.

RacinBoys will also have live audio throughout the 360 Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, Aug. 6-8.

This weekend RacinBoys All Access members can listen to lap-by-lap action of the famed Belleville 305 Nationals hosted by Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kan., on Friday and Saturday. The United Rebel Sprint Series event draws many of the top competitors throughout the nation.

Additionally, the weekly racing program at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., featuring Champ 305 Sprints, Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Mini Stocks and Junior Mini Stocks will have live audio on Saturday.

RacinBoys is offering a live Pay-Per-View broadcast of the Midwest Wingless Sprints this Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. The price is only $20.

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.

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. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

Wilson Garners Top Fives at Jacksonville Speedway and St. Francois County Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - FARMINGTON, Mo. (July 29, 2020) - Greg Wilson posted a pair of top-five performances last weekend while competing in the Midwest.

Wilson led his Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics and Gear Off Road sponsored team to a fifth-place showing on Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., before hustling to a season-best runner-up result on Saturday at St. Francois County Raceway.

"It was a good weekend for us to try stuff," he said. "We've been working on a lot of things the last couple of weeks. We spent some time at Maxim and some time at Engler. Hopefully we'll keep showing signs of improving and we'll keep making gains."

Wilson's weekend started with a Built Ford Tough Midwest Open Wheel Association event at Jacksonville Speedway, where he placed fourth in a heat race after lining up fifth.

"We drew in a good heat race a little ways back and we could only pass a car," he said. "That made us start 14th in the main event. We got banged up a little at the beginning of the race. Cars wrecked in front of me and when I slowed down I got ran over from behind. That's just racing, especially on a bullring. We finished the race, but the car was tore up a little. We were lucky to come home fifth."

Wilson's charge to a fifth-place outing marked his eighth top five of the season.

He ventured to St. Francois County Raceway the following night. Wilson advanced from fifth to third place in a heat race before maneuvering from seventh to second place in the A Main.

"The track started rubbering up about halfway," he said. "We got to second with a pretty decent race car. It was a good weekend. We got to try a lot of stuff and it seemed like we were pretty good both nights."

Wilson will take the momentum from back-to-back top fives into a four-race Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 weekend. It begins on Thursday at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis., for the Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race. 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, hosts a race on Friday before Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, showcases a show on Saturday. The weekend concludes on Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., during its grand reopening.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 24 - Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill. - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 5 (14).

July 25 - St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 2 (7).

SEASON STATS -

43 races, 0 wins, 9 top fives, 17 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 30 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis., for the Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race; Friday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa; Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/GregWilsonw20

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

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"DNC Hydraulics has been a long-standing partner of Greg Wilson Racing," Wilson said. "Their support throughout the years has helped us get to the level of being able to compete with the World of Outlaws and we're grateful to have them as an important part of our team."

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, Gear Off Road, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Magtech Ignition, Simpson Race Products, Banshee Graphics, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Wings Unlimited, Inter-State Truck Repair, ATL Fuel Cells, Sandridge Customs, Cooper Custom Powder, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Brian Brown Scores Sixth-Place Result at Knoxville With All Star Weekend on Tap

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 29, 2020) - Brian Brown recorded his 11th top-10 outing at Knoxville Raceway this season last Saturday when he produced another efficient night to continue to lead the championship standings at the track.

July 25 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville , Iowa - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 6 (5).

"We have a pretty solid baseline at Knoxville, but there were some things that we had been wanting to try all year so we tried something different every time we were on the track Saturday," Brown said. "Some worked and some didn't. In the feature we were very bad. So we definitely know what not to do or try there. Overall it was a productive night. We had lots of close calls in the heat race and the A Main that could have ended in the ambulance, but luckily we came out unscathed."

UP NEXT - Friday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa; Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1

"I'm looking forward to a big weekend of racing with the All Stars at three awesome tracks," Brown said. "I'm looking forward to getting back to West Burlington and Knoxville. And I'm very excited that Tod Quiring took over Huset's and that we can be there for the grand reopening this weekend."

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 4 wins, 10 top fives, 17 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 23 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/

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"Lincoln Electric came on board a few years ago," Brown said. "It's nice to know if we need to weld anything we have the best equipment available and we have that with Lincoln Electric."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, FVP Stay Tuned, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Champion Brands, Rams Racing, MC Power, Housby, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, J.D. Welding & Machine, Weld Wheels, Fischer Body Shop, Smiley's Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, The Waldinger Corporation, Restless Distillery, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny's Components, Rod End Supply, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines and MSD Ignition for their continued support.

 

 

Williamson Adds to Experience Level at Knoxville Raceway in Preparation for 360 Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 29, 2020) - Garet Williamson had qualified for a feature event at Knoxville Raceway in the past, but last Saturday was different.

Unlike his last couple of trips to the Marion County Fairgrounds, Williamson was facing a stacked 45-car field that resembled a preliminary night for the upcoming 360 Knoxville Nationals.

Heavy hitters such as Aaron Reutzel and Kerry Madsen joined a group that featured some of the best 360ci sprint car drivers in the country. Williamson managed to make the feature and finished 16th to gain valuable laps and experience at the half-mile oval.

"We were racing in the back with a lot of dirty air, but still, the laps were huge, especially racing on a feature track," teh Bryant Paver Motorsports driver said. "It gives you a chance to know what the car is going to do and helps you find somewhere for the car to be faster and pass cars.

"It's a huge confidence booster making the field with those guys. It was almost like a prelim night for the Nationals. We learned quite a few things."

Williamson, who is in his rookie season with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, has made three trips to Knoxville Raceway this season. His latest appearance was easily his best, especially when he took to the racing surface in qualifying.

The notes and experience Williamson gained in his first two visits resulted in a ninth-place qualifying effort in his group. After a sub-par heat race, he bounced back to finish second in the B Main before advancing from 22 nd to 16th in the main event.

"We are as comfortable as we are going to get for it," he said in reference to the 360 Knoxville Nationals. "I don't think you can ever be too prepared to go there, but with everything we've learned this is the best chance we've had this year to go there and do well.

"Everything that's went on (this year) has helped us because we were only going to get there one time. It just worked out that we could practice more for the 360 Nationals."

Williamson will be off this week before the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank runs Aug. 6-8. The team recently got a new trailer and wants to make sure everything is prepared for the 360 Nationals and a hefty schedule that follows.

"We need to get everything ready," Williamson said. "We just got a new trailer this week and we are going to take our time getting things switched over. We are getting another car finished up and ready for that Speedweek we have right after the Nationals. We will be away two weeks racing and want to be ready."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 25 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 6 (2); B Main: 2 (3); Feature: 16 (22).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 2 wins, 4 top fives, 7 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 6-8 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank and Aug. 9 at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the Ultimate Challenge with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/garetw3

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Garet-Williamson-Racing-572353479787934/

SPONSORS -

Williamson would like to thank Mid-Mo Equipment, Lucas Oil Products, Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts, JBC Transport, LLC, Royal Power Sports, Mo State Construction, Schure Built Suspensions, Tiger Towing, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

CONTINUED MANDATES FROM OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DUE TO COVID-19 FORCES SHARON'S SEASON TO BE PUT ON HOLD INDEFINITELY

Hartford, OH July 29, 2020 Due to the continued mandates set forth by the Ohio Department of Health from the COVID-19 pandemic including no spectators being permitted at events throughout the state of Ohio, there will be no racing this Saturday, August 1 and until further notice. The management of Sharon Speedway continues to choose to abide by ODH's mandates along with directives from the Governor. If restrictions are lifted in the near future, Sharon Speedway will resume the 2020 schedule of events. Stay tuned for updates.

Track rentals are available by contacting general manager Dave Willoughby at 330-770-1886.

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sharonspdwy.

 

 

Alien Motor Speedway to Host Two POWRi Leagues in Two Nights of Racing

Belleville, IL. (07/28/2020) After a prolonged waiting period and many scheduling adjustments, POWRi Sprint Leagues from Arizona and New Mexico will now team together for a night of outstanding feature excitement on Friday, August 7th and Saturday, August 8th. Alien Motor Speedway, in Roswell New Mexico, is proud to host the next big event in the always exciting and entertaining world of traditional sprint car racing. The POWRi Lucas Oil Border Tour Sprint Series and the POWRi Lucas Oil New Mexico Motors Racing Association will join forces as the tricky 3/8-mile track will try to test the driving limits of these non-wing warriors in a one-of-a-kind co-sanctioned event.

Marking the first event in the strange 2020 season the POWRi Lucas Oil Border Tour is eager to get the racing action shifted into high gear. The POWRi Lucas Oil New Mexico Motor Racing Association has completed one single event at Sandia Speedway on July, 18th with Caleb Saiz #99 gaining the feature win.

Classes scheduled for racing competition for both nights at Alien Motor Speedway include POWRi Non-Wing Sprint Leagues, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Mods, USRA Hobby Stocks, Legend Cars, and WTR Street Stocks. Pits open at 4 PM, with general admission opening at 5 PM. Hot Laps are scheduled for 6:30 PM with great racing to follow. (All times are GMT) Pit passes are $35, Grandstand tickets for $15, only $10 for Youth (6-11), Kids five and under get in free. Race fans are encouraged to follow social distancing guidelines and face-mask requirements.

Competitive non-wing action all comes to a head, with bragging rights and personal glory on the line, on August 7th and 8th at Alien Raceway. Who will emerge as the winner and earn the title as Top Traditional POWRi Sprinter of the Desert as the POWRi Border Tour and POWRi NMMRA battle it out for the top prize?

Alien Motor Speedway is adding to their schedule through the month of August. Stay tuned to upcoming schedule changes and more track information at www.alienmotorspeedway.com and on Facebook and Twitter.

More information on Vado Speedway Park including information on the POWRI Lucas Oil Border Tour Sprint Series can be found online at www.vadospeedwaypark.com or “Like” Vado Speedway Park and POWRi Border Tour Series on Facebook.

POWRi Lucas Oil New Mexico Motor Racing Association information such as rules, driver profiles, and series history is available online at www.nmmra.com and “like” NMMRA on Facebook.

For more information, results, press releases, and schedules for all POWRi Racing Leagues, you can visit www.powri.com online, like POWRi on Facebook, and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter

 

 

POWRi Speed Weekend Set to Take Sail Views: 72 0 POWRi Speed Weekend Set to Take Sail

Belleville, IL. (07/28/2020) Friday, July 31st will kick off the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets and POWRi Engler Machine & Tool SPEED WEEKEND.

We have three back-to-back races on tap for this coming weekend. Friday, July 31 is the start of it all. Both POWRi series will take on Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, IL for the first time this season. Saturday, August 1 the teams will make their way to visit the “Mighty Macon” Speedway in Macon, IL. The final night of the POWRi SPEED WEEKEND will end at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, IL. Teams will take on three of the baddest bullrings in Illinois.

Can’t make it out to the track and don’t want to miss any of the action on the racing program? Subscribe today at POWRi.TV to catch all of the action LIVE and ON-DEMAND.

You can follow along with POWRi for more information such as race recaps, live updates, full results and press releases online at www.powri.com, on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing or on Facebook at POWRi.

Friday, July 31 at Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, IL): Pit Gates Open – 1:00 P.M. Driver Registration – 3:30 to 5:30 P.M. Drivers Meeting – 5:45 P.M. Hot Laps – 6:15 P.M. Racing to follow

Saturday, August 1 at Macon Speedway (Macon, IL): Pit Gates Open – All Day Driver Registration – 3:30 to 5:15 P.M. Drivers Meeting – 5:30 P.M. Hot Laps – 6:00 P.M. Racing to follow

Sunday, August 2 at Lincoln Speedway (Lincoln, IL): Pit Gates Open – All Day Driver Registration – 3:30 to 5:15 P.M. Drivers Meeting – 5:30 P.M. Hot Laps – 6:00 P.M. Racing to follow

 

 

POWRi WAR Readies for the Ultimate Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway Views: 63 0 POWRi WAR Readies for the Ultimate Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway

Belleville, IL. (07/28/2020) One of the biggest and most lucrative winning races on the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League schedule approaches as a few changes have been thrown to add in the growing anticipation. With $4000 to win the annual running of the “Osky Challenges” will take center stage on Sunday, August 9th with the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company.

The Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company will hit the half-mile of Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa on Sunday, August 9, which includes great racing action from both wing and non-wing competitors. Featuring the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League and the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour the annual event hosts top talents from all over the world, all vying for the top spot.

Last year's event would witness greatness, as Brady Bacon ruled the night with the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League. Capturing an early heat race victory, Bacon would earn high-point qualifier accolades and accept the “Ultimate Challenge” of starting at the rear of the field for the feature event. The “Macho-Man” Brady Bacon would waste no time flexing his might in his onward quest towards the top-spot. Gaining the lead with a little less than ten laps remaining, Brady would cruise to the feature victory while pocketing the heavy payload in the process.

“The Southern Iowa Fair board has been great to work with and we continue to enjoy working with them” stated event organizer Terry McCarl, going on to add, that “none of the decisions came without communication and thought. With this year’s situation, we all have limits regarding grandstands to go by, but we definitely have an advantage with the infield open to fans with plenty of room to social distance.”

Pit gates open at 3 PM, with general admission grandstands opening at 5 PM. Driver’s Registration scheduled from 4-6 PM, with Hot-Laps slated for a 7 PM start racing action to follow. Mufflers ARE required for all competitors. After Sunday night’s action, race fans will want to stay in Oskaloosa, Iowa for the 25th Annual Sage Fruit $10.000 to win Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting. The silver anniversary always has plenty of 410 sprint car action and will once again include the IMCA RaceSaver 305’s. The RaceSaver 305 class will Pay $1,000 to win courtesy of Badger Steel USA.

Catch all the event’s racing program of the POWRi WAR Sprints, as well as Lucas Oil ASCS streaming, live by paper-view on www.racinboys.com.

For more information regarding the Front Row Challenge and Ultimate Challenge, check out oskychallenges.com. For tickets, please call 515-967-0020 Monday-Friday 10:00 AM-4:00 PM.

Follow along for more information such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing or on Facebook at POWRi. POWRi League rules, contingencies, forms, and payouts can be found under the info tab at the top of the POWRi website.

 

 

URSS Prepared to Take on Belleville 305 Nationals Friday and Saturday

BELLEVILLE, Kansas (July 27, 2020) – The POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing are in full preparation for the 3rd Annual Belleville 305 Nationals set to take place this Friday, July 31st and Saturday, August 1st. The United Rebel Sprint Series and historic Belleville High Banks will host one of the most thrilling and highest-paying RaceSaver Sprint Car shows in the nation, with a purse of over $65,000. To date, more than 55 drivers across the United States have registered for competition. This is an event you won’t want to miss!

Thursday, July 30th drivers will have the option to participate in an open-practice starting at 6:30PM. Pit passes for practice will be $20 and entry to the grandstands will be free.

Friday, July 31st all competitors will participate in night one of the 3rd Annual Belleville 305 Nationals. The feature winner of the Friday show will take home a $2,500 pay day. Second place will pay $1,500, third-place $1,200, fourth-place $1,100, and fifth-place $1,000. Friday’s feature will pay $350 to start. Non-transfers from the B-Feature will earn between $125 and $250 dependent upon finishing position, and all other non-qualifiers will earn $100 for their efforts.

Saturday, August 1st will begin a new show, however competitors that did not attempt Friday’s portion will not be able to start any further forward than 11th place in Saturday’s feature event. Saturday night’s feature winner will seize a $7,000 pay day. Second place will take home $3,500, third-place $3,000, fourth-place $2,500, and fifth-place $2,000. The feature event will pay $1,000 to start on Saturday. Non-transfers finishing 5th to 10th in the B-Feature will receive between $300 and $425 dependent upon finish, with all other non-qualifiers receiving $250 for their efforts.

An added bounty of $1,000 has been put up for both nights (Friday and Saturday) to beat the two-time and defending champion, Jake Bubak.

Hot laps are slated to begin at 6:30PM on Friday and Saturday, with racing set to begin at 7:30PM. General admission on Friday is $15 with reserved seating available for $20. General admission for Saturday’s show is $25 with reserved seating available for $25. Kids 12 and under are $10, and children 6 and under are free admission both Friday and Saturday.

For more information on rules, results, schedules, and more please visit the URSS official website www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com. To stay up-to-date, visit their Facebook page: United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS). Additional information about the 3rd Annual Belleville 305 Nationals can be found on the Belleville High Banks official website, www.bellevillehighbanks.org.

 

 

Sixth place run in Chico highlights weekend for Copeland and Canales Racing
By Gary Thomas

Chico, CA – July 28, 2020…Prior to hitting the road for the Midwest, Canales Racing competed in one more weekend of action at home this past Saturday and Sunday, which was highlighted by a sixth place finish at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico.

This past Sunday’s event marked the first show at the famed Silver Dollar Speedway quarter-mile since before the COVID-19 break and brought out a solid 39-car field of Winged 360 Sprint Cars. Copeland opened the night by timing-in 11th fastest, before winning his heat race aboard the Econo Lube N’ Tune & Brakes/ Eagle Companies Inc./ Geico Insurance No. 5C.

Starting third in the feature he ran in that position for much of the race until venturing a little higher, attempting to move forward on a late restart. The 28-year-old looked to blast his way around the outside but dropped a couple spots and ultimately crossed the checkered flag in sixth.

The night before both Copeland and Trent Canales competed at the 15th annual Mark Forni Classic in Placerville. An equally as stout 45-car field was on hand for the show and Copeland kicked-it off by qualifying seventh in his group, before also finishing seventh in his heat race. After transferring out of the B-main the Roseville driver went on to run 16th in the feature.
Canales timed-in fifth among his group, finished seventh in the heat race and sixth in the B-main, narrowly missing out on a transfer spot.

Copeland and Canales Racing will now get ready for a big trip to the Midwest to compete in seven nights of racing in nine days. They will kick things off with the annual Knoxville 360 Nationals on August 7th and 8th, before taking on the Ultimate Challenge and Front Row Challenge in Oskaloosa on Sunday August 9th and Monday August 10th respectively.

The No. 5C team will then finish it all off back at the Knoxville Raceway for three nights of competition with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. The triple header will be capped by the annual Capitani Classic, which pays $50,000-to-win and $3,000-to-start the A-main.

“We look forward to heading to the Midwest and seeing where we stack up against some of the best competition in the country,” Copeland said. “Going back to Knoxville is always an opportunity to learn and grow as a team since we don’t have many half-mile tracks at home in California. I want to thank all of our partners for making it possible to make the trip back.”

Canales Racing and the No. 5C of Colby Copeland would like to thank Econo Lube N’ Tune & Brakes, Eagle Companies Inc., Geico Insurance, American River Overhead Door Inc., FVP, NOS Energy Drink, Northstar Concrete Pumping, Borello Race Engines, Performance Powder Coating and Sandblasting, Les Schwab Tires of Antelope, Harley Davidson of Rocklin and Folsom, Bianchi Farms, Vanlare Steering Repair, A.R.T. Enterprises, Tognottis and Konnected Clothing for their support this season.

Canales Racing and the No. 5T of Trent Canales would like to thank Econo Lube N’ Tune & Brakes, Geico Insurance, American River Overhead Door Inc., FVP, NOS Energy Drink, Northstar Concrete Pumping, Borello Race Engines, Performance Powder Coating and Sandblasting, Les Schwab Tires of Antelope, Harley Davidson of Rocklin and Folsom, Bianchi Farms, Vanlare Steering Repair, A.R.T. Enterprises, Tognottis and Konnected Clothing for their support this season.

Canales Racing Placerville and Chico Recap-

Colby Copeland:

Saturday Placerville- Qualified (7th in Group), Heat Race (7th), B-main (3rd), A-main (16th)
Sunday Chico- Qualified (11th), Heat Race (1st), A-main (6th)

Trent Canales:

Saturday Placerville- Qualified (5th in Group), Heat Race (7th), B-main (6th)

Upcoming Races for Colby Copeland-

August 7th and 8th: Knoxville 360 Nationals
August 9th: Ultimate Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa
August 10th: Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa
August 13th: World of Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway
August 14th: World of Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway
August 15th: World of Outlaws Capitani Classic at Knoxville Raceway

Social Spotlight-

To follow along with Colby Copeland and Canales Racing be sure to like the No. 5C team on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Canales-Racing-115829665102935/

 

 

WORLD OF OUTLAW NOS ENERGY DRINK SPRINT CARS RETURN TO WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY SATURDAY

Orrville, Ohio

By Mike Swanger

With all the race tracks and traveling series having their schedules changed seemingly day to day due to the pandemic, the World of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars and promoters Jason and Kristin Flory of Wayne County Speedway have put together a race date in less than ten days for this Saturday, August 1st, bringing the best Sprint Car drivers to the 3/8 mile oval for the first time in 35 years. Steve Kinser was the winner back on August 6, 1985. The WoO will come to "Orrville's Historic Oval" with Wooster's Sheldon Haudenschild, who just picked up his first win of the season on July 23rd at Pa's Lincoln Speedway. Sheldon has seven all time wins with the WoO and has 5 checkered flags at Wayne County Speedway before joining the WoO tour over three seasons ago. His dad, Jac Haudenschild, has 72 World of Outlaw wins that puts him 11th on the win list of the World of Outlaw list.

Sheldon Haudenschild will start the evening in 5th place of the World of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car points race as Brad Sweet, last years champion, just regained the points lead and has a 18 point advantage over Logan Schuchart. Fifteen time series champ, Donny Schatz is third in the points, 26 behind Sweet while Carson Macedo is fourth, 70 points behind then followed by Haudenshild, who trails by 100 points.

All of the WoO regulars will be in action Saturday while local drivers Dean Jacobs of Wooster, who is the points leader and the defending champion of the Pine Tree Towing and Recovery Sprints and has two wins this season along with Orrville's Broc Martin, the winner this past Saturday's feature and more of the tracks regular drivers will be chasing the $10,000 to win feature. The McKenzie Concrete Super Stocks will also be on the racing card. Gates will open at 3 pm with hot laps and qualifying at 6 pm and racing at 7:30 pm

 

 

Sean Becker Seventh at Silver Dollar Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Two more nights of racing action are in the books for Sean Becker and Van Lare Motorsports. After having issues during the 15th Annual Mark Forni Classic on Saturday night, Becker picked up a seventh place finish at Silver Dollar Speedway on Sunday night.

“I am so grateful that Jim Van Lare has been busting his tail to let us go racing as much as we do,” Sean Becker said. “Unfortunately, I drove like a donkey all weekend.”

Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, 46 cars checked in for the Mark Forni Classic and track officials opted to use the Sprint Car Challenge Tour format.

Timing the Pro Aggregate/Bianchi Farms/All About Fire Protection backed No. 5v machine in third fastest in a loaded qualifying group, Becker would race his way into the redraw as he picked up the heat race win.

Pulling the seven pill, Becker lined up in the fourth row for the 25-lap feature event on a very slick Placerville Speedway racing surface.

Jumping into the sixth spot when the race came to life, Becker would hold steady as he worked the cushion at the ¼ mile bullring. Continuing to run sixth, issues on the 17th lap would see another car get out of sorts in front of ‘The Shark’ and making contact with the wall, Becker would pull into the pit area, and his night would come to a close.

Heading to Silver Dollar Speedway on Sunday night as the track returned to action for the first time since early March, Becker would time in 17th fastest amongst the 39 drivers checked in.

Running sixth in his heat race, ‘The Shark’ would run second in the ‘B’ and make his way into the 25-lap feature event.

Coming from the rear of the field, Becker would put on a nice charge that saw him work his way into the Top-10. Continuing to race his way forward, Becker was able to rally all the way up to a seventh place finish when the race came to an end.

“I am super proud to be asocial with Pro Aggregate, as they helped sponsor all three divisions on Sunday night,” Becker added. ‘We ended up okay, but I wish we could have given them a better showing.”

Becker and Van Lare Motorsports would like to thank Pro Aggregate, All About Fire Protection, Bianchi Farms, Shark Racing Engines, CCI, Van Lare Steering Repair, and Triple X Race Co. for their support in 2020.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-17, Wins-3, Top 5’s- 11, Top-10’s- 14

ON TAP: Becker is unsure when his next race will be at this time.

STAY CONNECTED: If you can’t be at the track, make sure to follow @MrsSharkBecker on twitter for constant updates, or become a fan on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SeanBeckerRacing1023.

 

 

Jeffrey Weaver earns first PASS win

Lock Haven’s Jeffrey Weaver brought a modest PA Sprint Series resume into Saturday’s racing at Path Valley Speedway Park, but his track record took a huge leap when the former micro sprint racer earned his first full-sized sprint car win in one of the most hotly contested feature races of 2020.

Weaver, who had a pair of fourths – one at Path Valley – as his best previous IMCA/RaceSaver finishes, started the feature on the outside pole and stood up this season’s hottest PASS driver, Garrett Bard, and 2020 winners John Walp and Christian Rumsey on a night when there wasn’t a lap without a two-, three-, or even four-car battle for the lead. On every lap, the Weaver Radiator & Auto Repair #52 looked fully at home among the giants.

With Walp, who lead 20 laps, and Bard fighting furiously for the lead, running lap after lap side-by-side in the race’s middle section, Weaver hung onto third, maintaining a consistent ultra-low line. Just before a lap 17 caution for a spinning Andrew Boyer (and then a stopped Doug Dodson, who was about to enter the lead battle), Weaver slipped past Bard, who was running high, and on lap 20, he ended a multi-lap, side-by-side duel with Walp and took over first.

Bard was able to best Walp for second on the last lap, with Rumsey, who had been looking for an opening to join the fight, coming home fourth. Brad Mellott, who had contested for the lead early and never fell far behind, finished fifth.

Completing the top 10 were Domenic Melair, one of several drivers mounting heroic charges during the feature, Scott Lutz,, Dylan Proctor (another charger), Kenny Heffner and Ken Duke Jr.

The hardest of the hard chargers was Justin Mills, who came from 24th starting position to finish 12th. Proctor had advanced from 19th to 8th, Melair from 15th to 6th, and Duke from 17th to 10th.

Other than a three-car tangle, our of which two cars were able to keep racing and only Trail-Way Speedway winner Jake Frye was sidelined, most of the evening’s cautions were for single-car spins.

Heat races for the 26 racers that took part in the program went to Dodson, Bard and Heffner.

This Saturday, August 1, PASS returns to BAPS Motor Speedway, joining the super sportsman cars, street stocks and Mid-Atlantic Modifieds. For the latest schedule and other information, visit the www.pasprintseries.com or the PA Sprint Series Facebook page.

Results from Path Valley Speedway Park, July 25

HEAT 1 – 1. 20-Doug Dodson; 2. 6X-Brad Mellott; 3. 52-Jeffrey Weaver; 4. 56-Jake Frye; 5. 31-Donnie Hendershot; 6. 55-Domenic Melair; 7. 21-Andrew Boyer; 8. 19K-Chris Kreider. DNS – 80-Dave Wickham.

HEAT 2 – 1. 95-Garrett Bard; 2. 41Z-Jared Zionkowski; 3. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 4. 46-Mike Alleman; 5. 1M-Justin Mills; 6. 19-Kruz Kepner; 7. 92-Dylan Proctor; 8. 69-Landon Price (DNF). DNS – 79-Ian Cumens.

HEAT 3 – 1. 97-Kenny Heffner; 2. 83-Larry McVay; 3. 5-John Walp; 4. 33-Scott Lutz; 5. 4C-Cody Hackenberry; 6. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 7. 13-Kurt Knepper; 8. 7-“Cowboy” Jim Kennedy (DNF).

FEATURE – 1. 52-Jeffrey Weaver; 2. 95-Garrett Bard; 3. 5-John Walp; 4. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 5. 6X-Bradley Mellott; 6. 55-Domenic Melair; 7. 33-Scott Lutz; 8. 92-Dylan Proctor; 9. 97-Kenny Heffner; 10. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 11. 31-Donnie Hendershott; 12. 1M-Justin Mills; 13. 19-Kruz Kepner; 14. 83-Larry McVay; 15. 69-Landon Price; 16. 46-Mike Alleman; 17. 80-Dave Wickham; 18. 4C-Cody Hackenberry; 19. 21-Andrew Boyer; 20. 13-Kurt Knepper; 21.

 

 

 

Jesse Love Picks Up A Trio of Top-10’s with Cox Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in four nights of winged sprint car racing with Cox Racing over the last week, Jesse Love would put together some solid runs that were highlighted by a trio of Top-10 finishes.

“It was a pretty good week,” Jesse Love said. “We picked up three Top-10’s and we were fast throughout the entire week.”

Kicking the busy week off at Marysville Raceway, Love would time the HomeSmiles.Com/Toyota/Toyota TRD backed No. 44 entry in seventh fastest in time trials, and would go on to pick up an eighth place finish in what would be a non-stop feature event.

Friday night, the youngster would make the trip to Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA where he made his first ever start at the scenic speedway. With 30 cars on hand, Love would acclimate well to the track as he was fifth fastest in time trials.

Getting through his heat, Love would find himself in the Dash where an eighth-place finish put him in the fourth row of the 30-lap feature event.

On a tricky surface that was slick and had a very big cushion, Love would have his elbows up as he continued to feel out the Ocean Speedway surface. Admittedly making a few costly mistakes in the feature, Love would still keep his machine in the Top-10 as he closed the night out with a 10th place finish.

Saturday night would see Love take on 45 other cars at the 15th Annual Mark Forni Classic in Placerville, CA. In the end, Love would be unable to get himself out of the ‘B’ against a stout field of cars as he finished 9th in the semi.

Sunday night brought on Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA to put a cap on the four-race stretch.

Timing in seventh fastest amongst the 39 cars checked in, Love would take the green flag from the 13th starting position. On a tricky surface, Love would put on quite a charge as he carved his way forward.

Breaking into the Top-10, Love would close his night out with a seventh place finish.

“It was good to get so many races in, and I think it helped me figure some things out nightly,” Love added. “It was a good week for us, and hopefully we can continue to build off of it.”

ON TAP: Love and Cox Racing are now set for ASCS Speedweek kicking off at Knoxville Raceway on August 6th.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-12, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top-10’s-6

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Jesse Love by following him on Twitter @jesselovejr1

 

 

BrownEagle Racing Kicks 2020 off With Andy Gregg

PETERSEN MEDIA: Sunday night in Chico, CA, Andy Gregg returned to the seat of the BrownEagle Racing No. 01 machine as the team made their long-awaited season debut.

“It was a good first night out for the year with the BrownEagle Racing team,” Andy Gregg said. “We were happy with how we timed in, then we had a little bad luck in our heat race, and it carried over and forced us to pull off early in the feature event.”

With 39 cars packed into the Silver Dollar Speedway pit area on Sunday night, Gregg got off to a solid start as he timed in eighth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Moving into heat race action, Gregg would get into second, but would then have an issue with his rear brake caliper breaking off. Running the majority of the race with no brakes, Gregg would finish second and move into the feature event.

As the team thrashed to make repair in between the heat race and the feature event, they were unable to make many adjustments to their setup and it would result in quite a handful for the Placerville, CA native in the 25-lap affair.

Running inside the Top-10 early in the race, Gregg would really have his hands full as he drifted back through the field. With the car worsening as the laps clicked off, the veteran driver made the decision to head back to the pit area rather than risk tearing any equipment up.

“Big thanks to everyone who stepped in and helped us make repairs after the heat,” Gregg said. “It was a little bit of a bummer we had a rough go in the feature, but all in all a fun first night back out with these guys.”

Andy would like to thank GUTS, LAL Motorsports, Crane Inspection Agency, Meyers and Son Drywall, Sierra Ice, CTL Forest Management, Nail It Roofing, ARP Enterprises, Ervin Sales, Triple X, Wilwood, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, K&N, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Amerikote, Pony Express Service, Eagle Grit, and MF Inc. for their support in 2020.

ON TAP: Gregg is unsure when his next race will be at this time.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-5, Wins- 0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1

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

 

 

Mechanical Failure Derails Paul Nienhiser at Jacksonville

PETERSEN MEDIA: Paul Nienhiser looked to be well on his way to a win at Jacksonville Speedway on Friday night, but a mechanical failure on the final lap of the race led him to a DNF.

“With Rico Abreu back competing with us on Friday, I knew we had to be really good to win, and we were,” Paul Nienhiser said. “We had an awesome car, and unfortunately broken throttle linkage on the white flag lap cost us a win we really needed as a team.”

Lining up on the pole of his heat, the Chapin, IL driver got his night off to a hot start as he picked up the win aboard the CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil/Mason Sound/Innovative Design backed No. 9x machine.

Moving into the redraw, Nienhiser left fate up to a young fan in one of his shirts and it paid off as the one pill put him on the pole of the feature event.

With the track being up on the fence, Nienhiser went to work and banged the boards to perfection. Setting a very strong pace up front, Nienhiser looked to be well on his way to a victory as he accepted the white flag.

During that final ¼ mile, Nienhiser would experience a mechanical failure that left him with a DNF, and with a bitter taste in his mouth.

Making the decision to head to Beaver Dam on Saturday night to race with IRA as he looked for redemption, Nienhiser timed his entry in seventh quickest in time trials, before finishing fourth in his heat race.

Lining up eighth in the feature event, Nienhiser and his team did some tuning to their entry before the feature event went green. As the race came to life, Nienhiser began working his way through the field until he lost the handle on the 10th lap and spun his machine to a stop.

Able to restart from the tail end of the field, Nienhiser would go to work again. Working his way forward, Nienhiser put together a very nice charge that saw him salvage his night with a sixth place finish.

“I was on the fence about racing Saturday but after that bad luck on Friday night I knew I Just had to get back after it,” Nienhiser said. “Some of the stuff we did Friday didn’t translate over on Saturday and we had to do a little work. Still nice to come away with a good finish after making an early mistake.”

Nienhiser would like to thank CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil, Mason Sound, Innovative Design, Bradshaw Custom Pumping, Wessler Bros. Agency, Bob Hawks Auto Body, Littleton Storm & Timber, Fierce Herbicide, Sunstoppers Window Tinting, Engler Machine and Tool, FK Indy, Rider Racing Engines, Kaeding Performance, Smith Titanium Products, Vortex Wings, Signature Signs and Design, and Team Simpson for their continued support.

2020 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-17, Wins-1, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP: Paul Nienhiser will be in the Scott Bonar No. 50 machine Thursday in Dubuque, IA before climbing back in his PNR No. 9x machine to battel the All Stars on Friday and Sunday.

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

 

 

Setters Extends Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series Winning Streak and Earns ASCS Frontier Region Hard Charger Award

Inside Line Promotions - BILLINGS, Mont. (July 28, 2020) - James Setters added another victory to his total and he passed the most cars during his season debut in 360ci winged sprint car competition last weekend.

Setters led the Mike Quigley owned sprint car to his fourth consecutive Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series triumph on Friday at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont. A day later Setters passed 10 cars to finish 12th during an ASCS Frontier Region event at Big Sky Speedway.

The weekend began on Friday with Setters advancing from fifth to third place at Electric City Speedway. That lined him up on the outside of the third row for the 20-lap A Main.

"I passed a couple of people in the first turn and then stayed in third for most of the race," he said. "I had a really good battle with Shane Moore and my teammate Rich Bailey. I think I got Shane on Lap 10 and then Rich on Lap 15."

Setters led the remaining handful of laps to extend his winning streak to seven in a row during series competition dating back to last year.

"It's nice because every time I win they look at it and say let's go beat this kid," he said. "Kory Wermling came up to race and put up a good fight a couple weeks ago. Rich Bailey almost beat me Friday, but his car had a problem."

Setters headed to Big Sky Speedway on Saturday.

"We had a little bit of problems in the heat race and didn't finish," he said. "Instead of a B Main they ran a six-car dash, which we won."

Setters advanced from fifth to win the dash. He then maneuvered through the field to place 12th in the A Main.

"It was a good night," he said. "The Slade shocks worked really well. I love Tony Borello's racing engines. That thing ripped."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 24 - Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont. - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 1 (6).

July 25 - Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont. - Heat race: DNF (6); Dash: 1 (5); Feature: 12 (19).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 4 wins, 4 top fives, 4 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/setters_james

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/james.setters.188

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jameslsetters/

SPONSORS -

Setters would like to thank ProWest Motorsports, AFEX Graphics and Slade Shock Technology for their continued support.

 

 

Sams III Fine-Tuning Engine and Setup as 360 Knoxville Nationals Nears

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 28, 2020) - Sams LaMountain Racing is hoping a mechanical adjustment or two will be just what Danny Sams III needs at Knoxville Raceway.

The primary engine visited a dyno this week in an effort to fine-tune it with the 360 Knoxville Nationals just around the corner.

"Qualifying has really been burying us at Knoxville," Sams III said. "I'm running half a second faster in the C Main when the track is slicked off compared to in qualifying when the track is heavy. We're just lacking some speed."

Sams III qualified 20th quickest in his group last Saturday at the half-mile oval. He then gained two positions to finish eighth in a heat race before winning the C Main from third. Unfortunately, the night ended early on the opening lap of the B Main.

"We were in the wrong spot at the wrong time," he said. "Someone flipped in front of us and the car next to me turned left. We collided and rode it out for a second before we ended up getting upside down. When I went end over end it snapped a tube on the frame. We have that getting welded back together this week."

Sams III said the team will use a backup car when returning to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday for the final round of preparation prior to the 360 Knoxville Nationals.

"We tried some stuff on the car and it didn't work last Saturday," he said. "We know where to look to get the car to dig into the track more instead of it wanting to get loose. Hopefully we can keep getting closer to where we need to be."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 25 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 8 (10); C Main: 1 (3); B Main: DNF (17).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://samslamtnracing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/samslamtnracing

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samslamtnracing/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - East Mountain Transport, Inc.

East Mountain Transport, Inc., is a supply chain specialized transport solution provider that offers full-service transportation, rigging and temperature-controlled air ride vans. The company also offers heavy haul trucking, over-dimensional cargo transport and flatbed freight service. For more information, visit http://www.EastMountainTransport.com .

"We met the LaMountain Family, the owners of East Mountain Transport, Inc., at the Gator Nationals in early 2019," Sams III said. "It started with a small partnership. It's grown from there and I'm so grateful for the support of the LaMountain Family and East Mountain Transport, Inc."

Sams LaMountain Racing would like to thank Southern Racing Fuels, Williams Precision Engines, Kistler Racing Products, Goodyear Rubber Products, Inc., and Raintree Design LLC for their continued support.

 

 

West Jr. Learns Throughout ASCS Mid-South Region Show at I-30 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 28, 2020) - Jeffrey West Jr. soaked up as many lessons as he could last Saturday during his fifth career 360ci winged sprint car race.

West Jr. visited I-30 Speedway for the second career time during an ASCS Mid-South Region event.

"I started on the pole of our heat race and I got passed in the first turn by Marshall Skinner and Ernie Ainsworth," he said. "We rode in third for the whole heat race. Then we had to run the B Main and I led the first half of it before Brad Bowden passed me.

"In the B Main people kept throwing sliders on me going into turn one. I had about six restarts I had to do and that was great experience. I don't have much experience being on the pole. I was able to get good jumps the last couple of restarts. I'm still learning every weekend."

The runner-up result in the B Main earned a transfer into the main event. West Jr. gained a pair of positions in the feature to finish 14 th. It marked his career-best outing at the quarter-mile oval.

"We've got to get the car dialed in for when the track gets slick," he said. "We're still learning that. But I feel like we made better progress than when we were there the first time. Once the track rubbered up it was my first time experiencing that, too. It was pretty wild. It rubbered up in turns one and two. I could hit it and get a huge run down the back straightaway. I'm just learning so much each time we race."

The outing moved West Jr. into 10th in the ASCS Mid-South Region championship standings. He is only 54 points out of the top five.

Next up is a new track and a new state this Saturday when West Jr. joins the ASCS Mid-South Region at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss.

"I don't have too high of expectations," he said. "A solid top 10 would be great. It will be kind of a guessing game as far as the setup. I feel like I adjust pretty quickly. That will be the biggest track I've ran on so that will take some getting used to as well."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 25 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 3 (1); B Main: 2 (1); Feature: 14 (16).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 2 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., with the ASCS Mid-South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mainline Safety and Supply, Inc.

Mainline Safety and Supply, Inc., specializes in safety products and various supplies for multiple industries such as pipeline, construction and public safety. Mainline is a small-town business that focuses on building relationships in order to meet the unique needs of its customers. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Mainline-Safety-Supply-Inc-102055734677600/ .

"They deliver all kinds of warehouse equipment to companies that need it," West Jr. said. "They'll do sanitizing stuff and protective equipment. They are a new company that started this year and we're grateful to have their support."

West Jr. would like to thank Flashe Graphics, Rick's Powder Coating and Jeff and Kim West for their continued support.

 

 

410 sprints return to Mercer Saturday, August 1 for $2000 to win unsanctioned event plus Big block Modifieds; 305 sprints; FASTRAK modifieds; and mini stocks.

By Jim Balentine Mercer, Pa.

Michaels Mercer Raceway will try to get its third night of racing in the books with the second appearance of the 410 sprint cars in three weeks for an unsanctioned $2000 to win event. Also in the card will be our big block modifieds; 305 sprints; FASTRAK modifieds and mini stocks the Mod lites will have the night off to attend a special elsewhere.

The 410 sprints ,which at one time were the main stay at Mercer, will be back for a special $2000 to win show and will do the pill draw for their starting positions in the heat races and then will redraw the top eight at the flagstand to determine they’re starting positions in the unsanctioned event.

Adam Kekich has gone two for two in the special 410 sprint shows winning last year’s western Pennsylvania sprint car championship and then winning the first annual Ralph Quarterson memorial on July 18 2020. It will not be an easy task as still have the likes of his good friend Brandon Spithaler who has won 2 at tri city to contend with as well as 4 time track champion Jack Sodeman Jr who has a Lernerville won, and Carl Bowser who has won at tri city this season. Also the possibility of some central Ohio cars might make a trip across the border for the event to compete for the money.0

In the 305 sprints this season we have had two different winners as last year track champion Jake Gamola picked up the win this past Saturday night and Chase Matheney who won his first ever 305 sprint race at Mercer last week. Last years 2nd place point man Kyle Colwell is looking for his 1st win of 2020.

In the FASTRAK modifieds it has been all Eric Gabany as this year racing for car owner Jerry Schaeffer has gone 2 for 2 defeating his fellow drivers Garrett Krummert and Jim Bryce. Jordan Ehrenberg had his best run ever finishing 2nd last week and last year point champ Brian Schaffer has had finishes of 3rd and 8th last week.

And the big block modifieds you could sing the tune of “New York New York” as both feature wins have come by drivers residing from the Empire State. Phil Vigneri of Elba, NY held off the charges of Brad Rapp to win the Ralph Quarterson memorial modified portion of opening night and Erick Rudolph from Ransomville , NY pulled away from Dave Murdick to win last week. The Ohio/Pa drivers are 0-2 including last years champ Rex King Sr who has yet to crack the top 5.

The mighty Mercer mini stocks again have put on quite a show for the fans this year with a lot of excitement with both crashes and tight racing. The all-time leading feature winner in the class Tim Callahan picked up the opening night win defeating Will Aley and Mike Porterfield defeated Andy Thompson by .237 this past Saturday night! Last year’s track champ Joe Campbell has had nothing but trouble getting involved in skirmishes on the speedway And newcomer Leonard Baker Jr has had 2 surprising top 10 finishes this season.

Pit gates will open Saturday at 4 PM; the grandstands at 5; sprint car hot laps at 6:30 ;and the first green flag at 7 PM.

General admission will be $17 for the special event $15 for seniors 60 and over ; pit passes will be $30 and $25 for seniors 60 and over.

All drivers must use the raceiver and the red Ambit transponder unit the yellow ones will not work. Any driver new to Mercer this week must pay a one time $25 registration fee . To keep track of all of the live lineups and event results after they have been run please register for free at MyRacePass.com.

For more information on Michaels Mercer raceway please visit their Facebook page or the website at MercerRacewayPark dot com or call the track on race day 724-662-1310

 

 

Hill Produces Solid Runs at Rapid Speedway and Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 28, 2020) - Alex Hill posted a pair of solid runs at tracks in Iowa last week.

Hill visited Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids for the first time on Tuesday for competition with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series.

"I thought we did pretty well for our first time at the track," she said. "I started on the pole of my heat race. The outside line was the better one to start in. I dropped to second behind the guy who started outside of me and stayed there the rest of the race."

Hill lined up eighth for the feature.

"I ran eighth for most of the race, running the bottom of the track," she said. "There was a restart with about 10 laps remaining. At that time, the bottom was starting to go away and the top was taking rubber. I lost a few spots after the restart before I moved to the top, then I passed a car on the final lap to finish 12th. I should've changed my line when we restarted."

Hill returned to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday for her third night of competition there in four weeks against another stout field of 46 cars. The night opened on a bit of a disappointing note when she missed the heat race inversion through qualifying by only one position - timing in 13 th out of her group of 23 cars.

"We hurt our best motor in Rock Rapids and used our backup at Knoxville," she said. "Our backup is still a pretty good motor and races well, but our best motor has more power and probably would've given us a better qualifying time."

After failing to finish her heat race due to a leaking valve cover, Hill started fifth in the B Main.

"We were able to get to third and ran there for most of the race until we got passed late in the race," she said. "We finished fourth and made the transfer to the A Main."

Hill started last in the 24-car A Main.

"We did well in the first part of the race and were able to pass about six cars," she said. "We ran about 10 laps before the first caution and we were rolling the bottom fairly good. Then we had some more cautions. The restarts hurt me a bit and it was difficult for me to get back into a rhythm right away. But overall I was pretty satisfied. That was about the most consistent I've been at Knoxville as far as running the bottom and hitting my marks."

Hill, who finished with an 18th-place outing, will visit another track - Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa - for the first time on Thursday before returning to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 21 - Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 12 (8).

July 25 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: DNF (7); B Main: 4 (5); Feature: 18 (24).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 2 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa, with the Sprint Invaders and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Strodes BBQ and Deli

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"Strodes BBQ and Deli has catered events for our race team and has done a tremendous job with their delicious food," Hill said. "We're excited to have them as supporters of our team."

Hill would also like to thank Townline Variety, BearPaw Convenience, Tony Stewart Racing, Ackland Insurance, Cool Chassis, Creative Edge Signs and Graphics, Lettrage Pixel, XYZ Machining, Fischer Racing Engines, Allstar Performance, PPM Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Total Rentals, Original Traders Energy, PAC Racing Springs, Wilwood, DMI, MicroBlue, Vorte Racing Products, Saldana Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products and Brown and Miller Racing Solutions for their continued support.

 

 

Kyle Schuett Wins Heat Race and Nearly Garners Season-Best Outing at Jacksonville Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - BEAVER DAM, Wis. (July 28, 2020) - Minor damage from an early racing incident most likely kept Kyle Schuett from scoring a podium finish with the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series last Friday night at Jacksonville Speedway.

"The guys on the front row were kind of playing games at the start and I bumped the guy in front of me," said Schuett, who drew the fifth starting position after winning his heat race. "I had moved up to third by Lap 6 when I noticed my nose wing was collapsed to the left from the contact. A couple of laps later the wing caught my left front tire. It prevented me from correcting my steering and spun me out.

"I was pushed into the work area and the crew was waiting with the new parts to get it fixed quickly to get us back out on the track. We restarted at the back of the field and raced back up to 13th. If it wasn't for that bump at the start, we probably would've run in the top three. It was just one of those racing deals."

Schuett felt good about his chances of having a good run at Jacksonville Speedway going into the evening.

"We were pretty confident going into Jacksonville because of the things we had learned there the week before," he said. "Our car was fast in the heat race, too. We started third and took the lead on Lap 2 and pulled away for the win."

After the early success and then the spin in the feature, Schuett rallied to post a 13th-place result.

The team headed north on Saturday for competition with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car Series at Beaver Dam Raceway.

"I made a mistake in qualifying and we wound up 14th (of 29 drivers)," Schuett said. "But we were still only two tenths from second quickest so the slightest mistake makes a big difference."

Schuett was scheduled to start fifth in his heat race.

"A guy got a flat tire so I got moved up to third," he said. "I dropped back to fourth, but was able to get back to third and stayed there. We missed the redraw by one spot and started 11th in the feature.

"In the feature I dropped back to 13th or 14th before I got back to 11th. At the finish the cars in sixth through 10 th were right in front of me, but I just got going too late. It turned out to be another learning opportunity."

The second-year sprint car driver will take this weekend off before racing with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at Federated Auto Parts Raceway in Pevely, Mo., on Aug. 6-7.

"We raced in Pevely in May and we're definitely better now than we were then," he said. "But this is with the Outlaws so the competition will be the best."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 24 - Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill. - Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 13 (5).

July 25 - Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. - Qualifying 14; Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 11 (11).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 2 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 6-7 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., for the Ironman 55 with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SchuettRacing.com

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"We've used AMSOIL exclusively since 2004 and I wouldn't run anything else in my car," Schuett said. "We use not only their engine oil, but their water coolant additive, gear oil, metal prep, miracle wash, glass cleaner and mud slinger products as well. AMSOIL is at the top of the business for a reason."

Schuett would also like to thank Health Alliance, Progressive Propane, Roof Bolt Transport, Engler Machine and Tool, Hoosier Tire Midwest, R & B Powder Coating, Allstar Performance, Safety Kleen (The Official Environmental Service Company of Schuett Racing), Diversified Machine (DMI), Rod End Supply, Hooker Harness, Steve Thomas Racing, Smith Titanium and J & K Property Rentals, LLC., for their continued support.

 

 

Henderson Gearing Up for Two All Star Events Following 12th -Place Finish at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 28, 2020) - Justin Henderson piloted the Mike Sandvig Racing No. 7 sprint car to a 12th-place outing last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

The top-15 finish was the 10th of the season for the duo and allowed Henderson to gain 36 points on sixth place in the season's championship standings. He currently trails by only 35 markers.

"It was a pretty standard weekend where we were not bad, but we definitely were not great," he said. "Track position has been so important this year at Knoxville and we just didn't have it in the feature to where we could capitalize enough."

Henderson began the night in time trials by posting a lap of 16.407 seconds, which was good enough for ninth overall out of 31 cars in attendance. He then finished fifth in a heat race, which placed him on the inside of the sixth row for the feature.

"I went to the top early in the heat race to try and make a pass and I just stayed up there way too long," he said. "It cost us a few spots and it was the difference in starting sixth or 11th in the feature."

With only one caution occurring on Lap 2 of the main event and the leaders setting a blistering pace, Henderson struggled to make up ground throughout the duration of the feature as he settled for a 12th-place finish.

"We'd pass a few cars and then we'd lose a few spots and it was just a struggle to really get going," he said. "It just seemed all night that I was not making the right decisions on where to go and the finish was a result of that."

Next up for Henderson and Sandvig will be a two-race weekend with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1. On Saturday they will run at Knoxville Raceway before heading to Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on Sunday.

With a host of bigger races remaining on the schedule for the month of August, Henderson is looking forward to the opportunity to see where his team stacks up against a stout field of racers this weekend.

"We've ran with the All Stars already this season and we've had a little bit of success, so I know we are capable of contending," he said. "With the Outlaws coming into town here in a few weeks and some bigger shows on the horizon, we can use this weekend as a bit of a measuring stick to see where we are as a program and maybe what we need to do better."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 25 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 5 (4); Feature: 12 (11).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 6 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

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"We can't do this without great partners and Shure Built Suspensions provides us the absolute best in terms of FK Skocks," Henderson said. "I'm grateful for their support and would recommend them to anybody looking."

Sandvig would also like to thank Morton Buildings, Eszlinger Electric, Deberg Concrete, DeBerg Flooring, R2 Enterprise, GRP Motorsports, Winters Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, BK Racing TI Components, Triple X Race Co., Wings Unlimited, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Rider Racing Engines, Hinchman Racewear, Heartland Kitchen Solutions, Blud Lubricants, Boji Custom Metal Works and Simpson Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Captures Podium at Rapid Speedway and Victory at I-90 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - HARTFORD, S.D. (July 28, 2020) - Jack Dover enjoyed another great week of competition in the Midwest.

Dover garnered the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars en route to a runner-up result last Tuesday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, before he scored his sixth triumph of the season on Saturday at I-90 Speedway.

The week's action began with the first of two Midwest Sprint Touring Series races at Rapid Speedway, where Dover's advancement of one position in a heat race to finish fourth lined him up on the outside of the sixth row for the A Main.

"We were fastest in hot laps, but something didn't feel right," he said. "We went out in the heat race and the car had something wrong. We came in and switched the shocks and bars before the feature. Then we worked our way from 12th to second. I think I could have won if I made the right move. We caught Terry McCarl on the white flag and I tried sliding him in turns one and two. I should have followed him on the top in turns one and two and ran the top in turns three and four. That's where I was running all night and made a lot of passes."

Dover's charge from 12th to second marked his 13th podium of the season.

He then ventured to I-90 Speedway on Saturday. A run from sixth to third place in a heat race gave him a spot in the feature redraw. Dover pulled the No. 5 to line up fifth for the main event.

"They did a phenomenal job of prepping the track," he said. "With as hot as it's been we thought it'd be rubber down. It had moisture and stayed good all night. We got up to first by Lap 5. I pretty much ran the bottom. It seemed like people would slide out where my car could rotate the corner well. My car ran up top a couple of laps working through traffic and it stuck real good. I felt like our car was pretty spot on."

The win was Dover's sixth of the season and his third at I-90 Speedway.

Next up is the 305 Sprint Nationals at Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kan., this Friday and Saturday.

"I'm really excited," he said. "For one I like the track. It's fast and I like high-speed tracks. There's a lot of money on the line, too. I think we have a good shot at winning or running up front."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 21 - Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 2 (12).

July 25 - I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D. - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 1 (5).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 6 wins, 14 top fives, 16 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kan., for the 305 Sprint Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

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"Speedway builds reliable engines with great horsepower," Dover said. "I've had a long friendship with Zach Woods, who is a head guy of the engine shop. Zach and the team have helped my racing program reach new heights. They do modified motors, late model motors, really any type of motors so they don't just specialize in sprint car stuff."

Dover would also like to thank Liquid Trucking, Carpet Land, Certified Transmission, SSS Motorsports, Backlund Plumbing, True Trucking, Husker Diesel, Speedway Graphics, Thorpe's Body Shop, Volvo Trucks of Omaha, Spike Chassis, Sway Away, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Vortex Wings, Speedway Motors, Ostransky Farms, R&G Services and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Powers to ASCS Mid-South Region Win at I-30 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 28, 2020) - Derek Hagar swept an ASCS Mid-South Region event at I-30 Speedway last Saturday when he won both a heat race and the main event.

"We had a good night," he said. "We started fourth before we made quick work of the heat race and got to the lead. I was helping a friend of ours get their car together for the B Main. My wife, Heather, drew the feature redraw for me and got us the No. 2. Me and Cody Garner started on the front row together for the feature. He took off and had a straightway lead on me before the first caution came out. I stayed with him after that. Once we got into traffic I was able to make a move to get around him and I led the last half of the race.

"He got defensive and I was able to drive around him and a lapped car. The track laid rubber with probably about 10 or 12 laps to go. Then we worked through traffic really well. Our new Dynotech engine ran awesome. It was probably the best running motor we've had with the combination. It really seemed to work and it showed."

The triumph was Hagar's fourth of the season in only nine starts in different types of race cars and with multiple teams.

"That's really the first time we've had our car with our stuff since Short Track Nationals last fall," he said. "We need opportunities and our team shows how strong we are. We just need to race more."

Hagar will take the next couple of weeks off before returning to I-30 Speedway on Aug. 15 during an ASCS Sprint Week race.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 25 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 1 (2).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 4 wins, 6 top fives, 7 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 15 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., during the ASCS Sprint Week

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Hedger Brothers Ready Mix

"These guys are awesome people," Hagar said. "My dad does contracting so he deals with them a bunch for concrete. They're just race fans who love the sport and wanted to help us out. It takes people like that to keep this sport going and we really can't thank them enough."

Hagar would like to thank B&D Towing and Recovery, Dynotech Performance, J&J Auto Racing, Summit Truck Group, Fragola Performance Systems, FK Rod Ends, Killer Coatings, Petra Construction, Administrative Consulting Services, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, Hedger Brothers Ready Mix, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

OUTSTANDING WITH OUTLAWS: Marks & CJB Charge Forward in Events Team continues to find funding as July comes to a close

CARLISLE, PA. - July 28, 2020 - CJB Motorsports and driver Brent Marks are finding their groove as recent World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series events in Pennsylvania have shown the speed of the #5 team.

The Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup was held at the Lernerville Speedway near Sarver, Pa. on Tuesday, 21st. Marks timed in 6th, finished 2nd in their heat race, 8th in the dash and then 11th in the feature.

On Thursday night, the team moved over to Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown, Pa. Marks timed in 13th, finished 6th in the heat race, 4th in the Last Chance Showdown and then marched from 24th to 9th in the feature. For his efforts, Marks was awarded the KSE Hard Charger award.

To wrap up the weekend, Marks and the CJB team contested the Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pa. on Friday, July 24th and Saturday, July 25th.

(Photo by Nicole Signor Creative)

On the opening night, Marks timed in 28th, finished 4th in his heat race and finished 15th in the feature. The following night, car #5 timed in 25th, finished 5th in the heat race and went from 17th to 6th in the feature.

"We definitely didn't give up last week," said Marks, pilot of the #5 M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Alkaline 88 Water, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking machine. "We had to dig out some holes but we were able to do it and rebound in a positive way. Obviously we want to be in victory lane but I am proud to drive this car. It has a lot of speed and, yes, we have nights that are off, but so does every team. Outlaw competition is the hardest out there and there is no doubt about that. The pace is different, the teams are smarter and the drivers are the best. There is always a mentality you have to have to compete with that series."

Marks and the team will be in action at Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday, July 29th, Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 31st and Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, August 1st.

"I'm excited for this weekend and going to keep giving 110% to get us those wins," said Marks.

2020 STATS: Events: 39 Quick Times: 0 Wins: 0 Top-5's: 11 Top-10's: 21 Heat Race Wins: 4 Dash Wins: 0

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ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with driver Brent Marks. Founded in 2005, the Clemens family owned organization has worked to establish a standard of excellence in short track racing through fielding competitive entries and providing exceptional exposure for marketing partners. The team is based out of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of our loyal sponsors and product manufacturers for their support and great products. Click on the name of the partner below to be taken to their website for more information.

Partners: M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Alkaline 88 Water, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: All Pro Cylinder Heads, All Star Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, BK Racing Ti Components, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Cometic Gaskets, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, Gray Motorsports Engines, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, K1 RaceGear, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, NGK, Spark Plugs, Outerwears, RPM Chassis, RRI Designs, Safety-Klean, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroth Racing, Ti22 Performance, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Shows Speed During Pair of Iowa Runs

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 27, 2020) - Kaleb Johnson displayed plenty of speed during a pair of races in Iowa last week.

Johnson made his first visit of the year to Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids on Tuesday for a Midwest Sprint Touring Series event. He started on the pole of his heat race and pulled away for the win.

"I knew I had to win the race to get a decent starting spot in the feature," he said. "I was able to take the lead early and wasn't challenged."

The heat race victory placed him in the computerized feature redraw and he started sixth in the night's main event.

"I rode around in fifth or sixth for a while, then the track started laying rubber around the top of turns one and two," he said. "We were in lapped traffic with about eight or nine laps to go and I tried putting a slider on the fourth-place car. There was a lapped car on the bottom. I drove it a little too hard and had to get out of it a bit. I hit the rubber and it sent me off the track. I lost about four spots and ended up finishing ninth.

"It wasn't too bad considering what happened. There were some good cars there and it was good to know that we were able to compete with most of them."

Johnson ventured to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday. He's enjoying a solid season at the half-mile oval thus far, entering Saturday night ranked fifth in points with a sizable lead in the Rookie of the Year race.

"With 360 Knoxville Nationals coming up in a couple of weeks we wanted to try something different with the car in time trials and find out if it worked," said Johnson, who timed in 16th quickest out of 23 cars in his group. "Unfortunately, it didn't really work out. That was disappointing, but at least we found out it didn't work now rather than when there's more on the line. We missed the heat race invert and that put us in a hole for the rest of the night."

Johnson battled to advance from eighth to sixth in his race and then from 11th to fifth in the B Main, finishing one spot short of transferring to the A Main. It marked the first time he failed to qualify for the main event at the track this year.

"We moved forward in both races and I feel that we could've made the transfer spot in the B Main if we had another lap or two," he said. "Ten laps go by pretty fast. Not that it matters a lot, but we turned the fastest lap other than the leader in both our heat and the B Main. So probably the most encouraging thing we learned at Knoxville was that we can be fast in dirty air."

Johnson will return to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 21 - Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 9 (6).

July 25 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 6 (8); B Main: 5 (11).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.kalebjohnsonracing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KalebJohnsonRacing22

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Ron Weber Team

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"Ron Weber started sponsoring me when I began racing sprint cars when I was 16-years-old," Johnson said. "I've gotten to know him pretty well over that time and I greatly appreciate his support over the years."

Johnson would also like to thank Merle Johnson Farm Toys, GRP Motorsports, Oddson Underground, JF Capital, Snyder Tree Service, State Bank of Fairmont, Sea Foam, Schaeffer's Oil, Hepfner Racing Products, DeBerg Concrete, Big Al's Diecasts, DeBerg Flooring, Dave's Lawncare, Guaranteed Rate - Mike Brudigan Home Loans, Triple M Trucking, Last Deck and Marthaler Dodge for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Seals Deal at Skagit Before Producing Top 10 at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 27, 2020) - Trey Starks delivered his first feature triumph of the season last Thursday at Skagit Speedway.

Starks guided his family owned sprint car to the second quickest time in qualifying. A third-place run in a heat race lined him up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

"We were close a couple of weeks ago and it was the same deal Thursday as we had speed all night," he said. "We went out late in qualifying and went second quick. We had a solid car and went fourth to third in our heat race. That gave us a decent starting spot for the feature. We didn't change a lot all night.

"We got the lead on the first lap of the feature. The two cars in front went to the top and I made the bottom work. I got the lead going into turn three. I tried to set it on cruise control and move through lapped cars as good as I could. We had one restart. Other than that it was smooth sailing. It was nice to race back at home and get a win."

Starks led the distance to score his first win at Skagit Speedway since June 2016.

He then headed to the Midwest to join Gobrecht Motorsports at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday. Starks qualified third quickest to kick off the action.

"A couple of weeks ago we switched our car to one from last year and we really started to put speed together," he said. "Then it was a disappointment because we ended up wrecking the car last week and hurting the frame. We were getting comfortable with that car just in time to switch it. We were trying to figure out what car to go to. We pulled down last year's Knoxville Nationals car and put that together. It ended up working out pretty well.

"We had good speed in qualifying. In the heat race we got bottled up on the start and it was really hard to pass. We got shuffled back to eighth, which didn't give us great points. We started seventh in the feature and ran eighth pretty much the whole race. We had good cars in front of us in my sights the whole time, but I wasn't quite good enough to pick up any positions. It was a stout field last weekend with guys tuning up for the races coming up. It felt good to get a solid night in with decent speed."

Starks' eighth-place run was his 10th top 10 of the season. He continues to rank ninth in the championship standings.

Next up for Gobrecht Motorsports is a trio of Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 races - Friday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa; Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 23 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 1 (3).

July 25 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 8 (6); Feature: 8 (7).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 10 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa; Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - FK Rod Ends

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"FK Rod Ends produces the best product available and are awesome people to work with," Starks said. "We've been with them for a long time and are grateful for their support."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank E-Z-GO, Golf Cart Services, Champion Brands, J&J Auto Racing, Fibreworks Composites, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Beer Hill Gang, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Baker Door Company, Moose Lodge 720, Pro Shocks, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, DMI, Champion Spark Plugs, ISC Racers Tape, Schroth Racing, HMS Motorsports, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Rider Automotive, BAPS Motor Speedway and Saldana Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Earns Hard Charger Award After Rallying for Season-Best Result at Lernerville

Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (July 27, 2020) - Jason Sides had to overcome a tough starting position, an early crash and two trips to the work area before he secured his best result of the season last Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway.

Sides qualified 11th quickest, placed sixth in a heat race and won the Last Chance Showdown to lock into the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series main event during the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup.

"We got going good in the feature," he said. "I'm not sure what happened to Hunter (Schuerenberg), but when I came around somebody darted to the inside of him and bam there he was. It smashed the header flat. I think that's about all it tore up, but the engine was barely running. I went to the work area. Nobody carries a spare header. My plan was to push back off, let Gravy get one and then on the next caution come in. We had a quick caution and they got it changed and it was good that we did."

Sides restarted at the back of the field and used the bottom groove to his advantage, rallying from last to a seventh-place result. He also earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"I never went to the top once," he said. "We could get off the bottom and it was pretty good down there. Once we got going we could catch the guys. They'd either slip up or try to run the top and we'd get by. I want to thank everyone for their help in the work area because I'm really glad we were able to get back out to finish the race."

Sides then headed to Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on Thursday. He qualified 10th quickest in his group and finished fifth in a heat race to lock into the A Main. Sides gained a few positions in the feature to place 15th.

"We were happy just to make that show," he said. "We got out of there without any problems and moved forward so it was a good night."

Unfortunately, mechanical woes hampered him during both nights at the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals hosted by Williams Grove Speedway last weekend.

Sides returns to action with the World of Outlaws this Saturday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, and Sunday at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 21 - Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 7 (21).

July 23 - Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 15 (19).

July 24 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: DNF (7); B Main: DNS (15).

July 25 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 28; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: DNF (7).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

42 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 6 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, and Sunday at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc.

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"Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., has been with me for about 15 years," Sides said. "If I need something I can count on Kimball and his team. Regardless of what happens they've stuck by me and that gives me a lot of confidence."

Sides would also like to thank East Coast Logistics, BR Motorsports, VRP Shocks, King Racing Products, Dancer Logistics, Inc., Jim Schuhknecht, R.E. Enterprises, TORA TORA, FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Brad, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Kerry Madsen Secures Second-Place Showing at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 27, 2020) - Kerry Madsen tied his season-best result last Saturday during a rare 360ci sprint car start at Knoxville Raceway.

The Killer Instinct Crossbows sponsored competitor guided Big Game Motorsports to the second quickest qualifying time in their group. Madsen then maneuvered from sixth to fourth place in a heat race and from sixth to second place in the A Main.

"I didn't know what to expect, but that thing is a Cadillac," he said. "We qualified well and in the A Main it raced really well. We got unlucky with the way the cautions fell a couple of times when we passed cars, but a caution came out to give them their spot back. We passed a lot of cars and we had a strong run at the end. That was a nice warmup for the 360 Knoxville Nationals."

Madsen didn't fare as well in two 410ci sprint car starts, placing 14 th on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway and on Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., during the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

"We tore the car up at Port Royal earlier this month and it hasn't felt the same," he said. "It just didn't go well in the A Main at Lernerville. It was pretty disappointing. We expected to go forward.

"Saturday was sort of the same thing. We didn't perform as well as we should have by any stretch of the imagination. I don't know why. We've been pretty good there. We're going to put a new car together this week."

Madsen plans on competing on Thursday at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis., during the Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race; on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway; and on Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 21 - Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 14 (10).

July 25 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (410 sprint car) - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 14 (14).

July 25 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (360 sprint car) - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 2 (6).

SEASON STATS -

34 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 17 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis., for the Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race; Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1

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Huset's Speedway Welcoming All Stars on Sunday for $20,000-to-Win Grand Reopening

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (July 27, 2020) - The spotlight will be turned back on Huset's Speedway this week in anticipation for its first race since May 2017.

The dirt oval, which was acquired by Minnesota businessman Tod Quiring earlier this month, will host the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions on Sunday during the $20,000-to-win C & B Operations Grand Reopening presented by Folkens Brothers Trucking.

Tony Stewart and Kyle Larson are among the stellar field of competitors expected to tackle the event, which also pays $1,000 to start.

The Late Model Street Stock Touring Series is also part of the racing program.

The All Stars series hasn't visited the track since July 2014 when Ian Madsen and Rico Abreu were victorious. Tim Shaffer has earned the most All Star triumphs at the track, winning three of the 14 total races.

Aaron Reutzel is the current All Star points leader with Cory Eliason ranked second. Paul McMahan rounds out the podium with Zeb Wise, Josh Baughman, Skyler Gee and Greg Wilson also full-time competitors with the series.

Advanced tickets for Sunday's event are available at http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com. All seating is general admission. VIP suites are available by calling 605-359-4955.

The pits will open at 2 p.m. with the grandstands opening at 4 p.m. Hot laps start the action at 7:30 p.m.

There will be a rain date of Monday.

Fans who purchased tickets to the All Star Circuit of Champions event scheduled for Jackson Motorplex on Friday, July 31, will receive a refund. The Jackson Motorplex tickets will not be valid at Huset's Speedway.

UP NEXT -

Sunday for the C & B Operations Grand Reopening presented by Folkens Brothers Trucking featuring the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions and the Late Model Street Stock Touring Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HusetsSpeedwaySD

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

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/HusetsSpeedwaySD

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a 3/8-mile dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Garners Second-Place Showing During Second Start With KCP Racing

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 27, 2020) - Giovanni Scelzi produced a runner-up result during only his second start behind the wheel of the KCP Racing No. 18.

A partnership between the 18-year-old and the top-notch sprint car organization was created early last week, giving Scelzi an opportunity to race in marquee events throughout the Midwest and East Coast while still prioritizing his prospects on pavement.

"It's an opportunity I couldn't pass up," he said. "They know how to win races. You have all of the tools and everything possible to win. It's up to me to make it happen. Me and Tyler (Swank) worked well together the first two races last week. It's about talking to each other. Communication is the biggest thing in racing. I think we're going in the right direction."

Scelzi made his debut with the team last Tuesday during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series' Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup hosted by Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. He qualified seventh quickest in his group, placed fourth in a heat race and ended the night 20 th in the feature after pulling off early.

"I didn't know what to think going into the night," he said. "It's a first night with a new team, new guys, new everything. It was also my first time at that track. We came in in one piece so that's positive."

The team headed to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday and speed was evident from hot laps. Scelzi qualified second quickest and he gained two positions in a heat race to finish fourth.

"Knoxville is a place I'm really comfortable at," he said. "I felt like I had a car that could win the race. We were the high-point driver going into the main and the inversion was six so we started sixth. In hindsight I needed to run the bottom a little better. Toward the end of the race I started figuring it out. I drove by Ian (Madsen) and passed Austin (McCarl) with two laps to go for second.

"It's huge. I feel comfortable. I really like Tyler and Adam, who work on the car. We have the tools a driver could want so I'm looking forward to the future."

Scelzi plans on racing this Thursday at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis., during the Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race; Friday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa; Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 21 - Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 20 (13).

July 25 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 2 (4).

SEASON STATS -

29 races, 1 win, 9 top fives, 18 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis., for the Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race; Friday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa; Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

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"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 like to thank Scelzi Enterprises, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Red Line Oil, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Panella Trucking, Roth Motorsports, Schoenfeld Headers, K&N Filters, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Sparco, Allstar Performance, Worldwide Bearings, Auto Meter and Kenny's Components for their continued support.


 

Zearfoss highlights WoO weekend with top-five at Williams Grove; Lincoln’s Drydene 40 ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (July 27, 2020) – Although kicking-off the weekend with a 16th-place performance during Lincoln Speedway’s annual Gettysburg Clash, Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing amped up their World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series efforts in a big way and rolled off back-to-back top-ten finishes during Williams Grove Speedway’s annual Summer Nationals, highlighting the weekend with a fifth-place outcome after starting tenth on Friday, July 24. A third-place finish during heat race action secured Zearfoss’ spot on Friday’s grid.

Zearfoss, driver of the Brock Zearfoss Racing/Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill/Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc./C&D Rigging Inc./BAPS Auto Paints & Supply/Meckley’s Limestone Products/Berkebile Oil Company/Klick Lewis Cars/J.P. Adamsky Trucking/No. 3Z sprint car, backed-up his top-five result with another top-ten on Saturday, this time rolling home seventh during the $20,000-to-win Summer Nationals finale. The ‘Jonestown Jet’ now owns three top-tens with the Greatest Show On Dirt in 2020, the first occurring on the highbanks of Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on May 23.

“That was a lot of fun. I can’t thank my team for all of their hard work,” Brock Zearfoss said, a two-time feature winner thus far in 2020. “Tye and Shane continue to do great things and I wouldn’t be where I am without them. It’s definitely not easy racing that many nights in a row, especially with that level of competition, no matter how close you are to home. They just keep digging and they allow us to represent our fans and partners well. Hopefully we can keep this going on Wednesday night at Lincoln.”

Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their 2020 campaign with three starts in four days, first visiting the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway for the $10,000-to-win Drydene 40 on Wednesday evening, July 29, followed by consecutive starts at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, July 31 & August 1. Highlighting the weekend card, Port Royal’s Living Legends Dream Race will award a $10,000 top prize.

SPECIAL THANKS: Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., BAPS Auto Paints & Supply, Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, Simpson Racing Products, KX3 Racewear, BK Titanium, Blud Lubricants, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, and Bell Helmets.

SOCIAL MEDIA: 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.

STATS: 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.

2018 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway)

2019 Wins: 4 (Outlaw Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/7/2019) (Lebanon Valley Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/14/2019) (Attica Raceway Park [ASCoC]: 8/31/2019 – $10,000) (Port Royal Speedway [URC/360]: 10/19/2019)

2020 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics: Wins: 2 Top-5s: 14 Top-10s: 29

2020 Highlights: Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes against All Star Circuit of Champions at East Bay Raceway Park. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes during King of the 360’s action at East Bay Raceway Park; finished fourth during the $10,000-to-win finale. Rallied from 13th to finish fourth at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, March 1. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 7. Finished sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 14. Earned Open Wheel Nationals win at Park Jefferson International Speedway on Saturday, April 25, worth $6,000. Finished 11th with World of Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway on Friday, May 8. Finished fifth with World of Outlaws at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Saturday, May 23. Finished fourth and sixth during All Star visit to Park Jefferson International Speedway on May 29th & 30th. Earned first All Star victory of the season at Southern Oklahoma Speedway on June 11. Including victory, earned five top-ten finishes during Thunder Through The Plains trip with All Stars. Climbed to tenth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 20. Rallied from 18th to tenth to open PA Sprint Speedweek at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 26. Earned six top-ten finishes during PA Sprint Speedweek including fourth-place finish during Port Royal Speedway finale. Finished third with All Star Circuit of Champions during Dean Knittel Memorial at Portsmouth Raceway Park on Friday, July 10. Finished sixth during the Tommy Hinnershitz Classic at Williams Grove Speedway on July 17. Finished sixth from 21st during Bob Weikert Memorial opener at Port Royal Speedway on July 18. Scored back-to-back top-tens with World of Outlaws at Williams Grove Speedway; fifth on Friday, July 24, and seventh on Saturday, July 25.

 

Dietrich sets aim on $10,000 at Lincoln Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (July 27, 2020) – Despite an overall weekend outcome that ended shy of personal expectation, highlighting three consecutive World of Outlaws starts with a pair of 16th-place finishes during Summer Nationals action at Williams Grove Speedway, ‘Double-D’ Danny Dietrich has 10,000 reasons to put recent results behind him, as Lincoln Speedway’s Drydene 40 will highlight the coming week awarding at $10,000 top prize on Wednesday, July 29.

Certainly no stranger to success in Pennsylvania Posse Country, especially at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway, Danny Dierich will chase his third Lincoln win of the season during midweek showstopper, already earning big paydays during the annual Icebreak and Kevin Gobrecht Memorial, respectively. The nearby Gettysburg-native is a four-time feature winner in 2020, most recently earning the Jan Opperman Memorial victory at Selinsgrove Speedway on June 28.

“It wasn’t the weekend we wanted, but it wasn’t from a lack of trying. We give 110% everytime we are on the track. Nobody can take that away from us,” Danny Dietrich said, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car. “All we can do now is look ahead and set aim on Wednesday night. We’re pretty privileged to have the opportunity to race for $10,000 that close to home.”

Other upcoming plans for Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing includes visits to Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, July 31 and August 1, respectively. The highly sought-after Living Legends Dream Race, set to take over the Port Royal ‘Speed Palace’ on Saturday, will award a $10,000 top prize.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, El Vista Orchards, Start 2 Finish Complete Property Maintenance, Bollinger Construction.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Keep up with Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing during their entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports – www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to also follow Danny Dietrich online at www.dannydietrich.com, as well as on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/dannydietrich and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GKRracing/. Danny Dietrich/Gary Kauffman Racing apparel is now available and can be found at the track.

STATS:
2020 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 18
Top-10s: 26
Wins: 4

2018 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8, 9/20) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)

2019 Wins: 15 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20) (Bridgeport Speedway [WoO]: 5/21) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/25) (Williams Grove Speedway: 5/31) (Weedsport Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/9) (Lincoln Speedway: 6/15) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/21) (Orange County Fair Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/13) (Williams Grove Speedway: 7/19) (Lincoln Speedway: 8/17) (Williams Grove Speedway: 8/30) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 11/16)

2019 Championships: Williams Grove Speedway Track Championship, Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2020 Wins: 4 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker – February 22) (Monarch Motor Speedway – All Stars – June 12) (Lincoln Speedway – Kevin Gobrecht Memorial – June 27) (Selinsgrove Speedway – Jan Opperman Memorial – June 28)

2020 Highlights: Finished tenth against All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park on February 6. Won Lincoln Speedway’s $4,000 Icebreaker on February 22. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, March 1. Finished fourth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 7. Finished third at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 14. Finished second at Williams Grove Speedway on Sunday, March 15. Finished 12th with World of Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway (48 cars) on Friday, May 8. Finished third with All Stars during first-ever visit to Park Jefferson on May 30th. Earned first All Star victory of season during Monarch Motor Speedway visit on June 12. Earned four top-ten finishes during Thunder Through The Plains campaign. Raced from 17th to third during Lincoln Speedway feature on June 20. Capped PA Sprint Speedweek with wins at Lincoln Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway. Earned four top-five finishes during PA Sprint Speedweek. Finished seventh at Williams Grove Speedway on July 10. Rallied to fifth with All Stars during Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway on July 11. Finished seventh with All Stars during Justin Snyder Salute to the Troops event on July 12. Finished seventh during Tommy Hinnershitz Classic at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 17. Finished fourth during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on Sunday, July 19.


 

Schatz caps four-race week with Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup win for $25,000


Date: Tuesday, July 21st
Event: Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, Pennsylvania)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 1st (6th)

Date: Thursday, July 23rd
Event: Gettysburg Clash
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Lincoln Speedway (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 7th (10th)

Date: Friday, July 24th
Event: Summer Nationals
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (4th)

Date: Saturday, July 25th
Event: Summer Nationals
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 24th (1st)

2020 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: 3568 points | third (26-points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 27, 2020) - Despite some mechanical misfortune during Williams Grove Speedway’s Summer Nationals finale on Saturday, July 25, ultimately forcing the ten-time World of Outlaws champion to retire early from main event competition, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz put together a sound week in the Keystone State, highlighting all starts with a $25,000 victory at Lernerville Speedway on Tuesday, July 21.

Lining up sixth on the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup main event grid, Schatz battled his way forward in a hurry and took command for the first time on lap seven. Forced to battle back and forth with open wheel hotshot Kyle Larson and defending Series champion Brad Sweet, the driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing entry would prevail, eventually leading the final lap to score the monster five-figure payday; Schtaz’ seventh Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup title.

“It’s awesome to win the Silver Cup,” said Schatz on Tuesday night in Lernerville victory lane. “Third win of the year. Normally we’d like to have more, but we’re not going to get greedy. We’re going to keep racing the way we are and keep going.

“It’s fun to race like that,” Schatz continued. “Those guys are good. That’s what you guys pay to see. My crew did a great job. I think what won us that race is figuring out how to run the racetrack early in the race. I got hanging there at the end and had to move around. I got to traffic, and I wasn’t good on the bottom. The 49 could get down there. The 57 could go there. But that’s what ultimately won us the race. Those guys were choking down around there and we could carry speed through (Turns) three and four.”

In addition to his win at Lernerville Speedway, Donny Schatz scored a seventh-place finish at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway on Thursday, July 23, followed by a runner-up performance during Williams Grove Speedway’s Summer Nationals opener on Friday, July 24.

Although scoring a trio of top-notch outcomes, Schatz’ ‘DNF’ during the Summer Nationals finale would bump the three-time winner in 2020 back to third in the World of Outlaws championship standings.

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their 2020 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship seeking campaign with an Ohio/Indiana doubleheader on Saturday and Sunday, August 1-2. The Greatest Show On Dirt will visit Orrville, Ohio’s Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, followed by a stop at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana, on Sunday. Each event will award $10,000 top prizes.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 15/Advance Professional/Carquest Auto Parts/Technet Professional Automotive Service/Ford Performance/Mobil 1/Sage Fruit/Curb Records/Absolute Automation & Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Digital Ally/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media.

Donny Schatz:
Web: www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz
Twitter: www.twitter.com/donnySchatz
Instagram www.instagram.com/donnyschatz

Tony Stewart Racing:
Web: www.tonystewartracing.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Tonystewart_rcg
Instagram: www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg

2020 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics:
World of Outlaws Races: 27
World of Outlaws Wins: 3
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 13
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 20

 

Justin Whittall earns top-five during Selinsgrove Speedway start

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (July 27, 2020) – Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports checked off another mark in the top-five column during the recent weekend, this time during action at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, July 25.

Forced to do things the hard way, Whittall, driver of the JW Motorsports/Brotherton Brewing Company/Beechwood Landscape Architecture and Construction LLC/Pioneer Auto Body/Mid-Atlantic Transport/Worldwide Bearings/FK Rod Ends/Stilo Helmets/JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry/Keizer Aluminum Wheels/Enterprise/Ground Blind Boys/No. 67 sprint car, rallied from outside of the top-ten to secure his place within the top-five, eventually climbing from 11th to finish fifth in 25 circuits.

The fifth-place outcome was Whittall’s second top-five of the 2020 season, nearly matching his third-place performance during Port Royal Speedway’s Open Wheel Madness program on Saturday, June 20.

“It felt good to put together a solid night at Selinsgrove,” Justin Whittall explained. “Our Speedweek wasn’t the best, so we needed to find a way to rebound and this was a great way to do it. I can’t thank my family, my team, and of course, all of my partners enough for supporting my season and keeping me motivated. We have a lot of potential and results like these show that. We want to keep this going.”

Justin Whittall will continue his 2020 campaign with a return to the Port Royal Speedway ‘Speed Palace’ on Saturday, August 1. The annual Living Legends Dream Race will award a $10,000 top prize.

SPECIAL THANKS: Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Brotherton Brewing Company, Beechwood Landscape Architecture and Construction LLC, Pioneer Auto Body, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Worldwide Bearings, FK Rod Ends, Stilo Helmets, JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Enterprise, Ground Blind Boys, Ryan Taylor Graphics.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Be sure to follow Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports on all of the available social media networks including Facebook: www.facebook.com/justinwhittallmotorsports and Twitter: www.twitter.com/justinwhittall. Fans should keep up with Justin Whittall on the Web at www.fullyinjected.com, as well as at the official online home of JW Motorsports: www.justinwhittallmotorsports.com.

STATS: 2019 Highlights: Kicked off 2019 season with 18th and 14th place finishes at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, respectively. Finished tenth at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7, the result of a charge from 17th. Scored top-ten (ninth) during action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 11. Qualified for WoO main event at Bridgeport Speedway on May 21. Finished 14th during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on May 26. Finished second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 15. Climbed from 22nd to 11th at Port Royal Speedway on June 22. Finished eighth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 20. Finished tenth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 10. Finished third at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, August 24.

2020 Highlights: Finished 16th at Lincoln Speedway on May 30th (46 cars entered). Finished third at Port Royal Speedway during Open Wheel Madness on Saturday, June 20. Finished fifth during 410 action at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, July 25.

 

Michael scores top-ten during AFCS action at Attica Raceway Park

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, Ohio (July 27, 2020) – A perfect momentum boost before becoming reacquainted with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, the ‘Texas Traveler’ T.J. Michael put together a stout performance over the recent weekend and ended his two-day stretch in the Buckeye State with one top-ten performance, almost two-for-two in the top-ten column before mechanical failure forced Michael to retire short of the finish on Saturday.

Michael, driver of the Michael Motorsports/Advanced Architectural Stone/Crown Battery/Fremont Fence Company/Pro-Tech Services/Wood Heating and Air Conditioning/Kear’s Speed Shop/Wings Unlimited/Big D’s Pizza/No. 8M sprint car, kicked-off the recent weekend with a seventh-place finish during Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) competition at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, July 24. The Plano, Texas-native secured his third-row starting position by way of heat race victory.

Well on his way to a podium outcome the following evening, Michael was battling in the third position at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, July 25, when suspension issues forced an early retirement; a broken torsion stop was the culprit.

With redemption in mind, Michael will work to pick up right where he left off with another visit to ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval’ on Saturday evening, August 1, this time joining the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series for a $10,000 potential. To date, the largest payday of Michael’s career is $5,000.

“We’re ready and I’m excited. We felt really, really good this weekend, so the plan is to put that momentum to work on Friday and Saturday and score some big results,” T.J. Michael said, a former FAST winner and recent Outlaw starter at Attica Raceway Park. “I think we were good enough to win on Saturday at Wayne County, we just had some bad luck to hold us back. Regardless, I’m proud of this team and I’m proud to be associated with so many great partners. It takes a lot of people to make this car go around. I want to keep this going.”

SPECIAL THANKS:
TJ Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Architectural Stone, Crown Battery, Fremont Fence Company, Pro-Tech Services, Wood Heating and Air Conditioning, Kear’s Speed Shop, Wings Unlimited, Big D’s Pizza.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Keep up with TJ Michael during his entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports – www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to follow Michael on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8.

STATS:
2019 Wins: 1 (Waynesfield Raceway Park – FAST Series – August 2)

2020 Highlights: Driving for Clayton Snow Racing, rallied from 11th to fourth during Marysville Raceway start on Saturday, May 9. Finished second during FAST Series action at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, June 27. Earned top-ten finish (7th) during AFCS action at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, July 24.

 

 

Rico Abreu back on top with MOWA, top-five at Knoxville

Date: Friday, July 24th Event: MOWA event at Jacksonville Speedway Series: Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) Track: Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, Illinois) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 1st (9th)

Date: Saturday, July 25th Event: Knoxville Weekly Championship Series Series: Open Track: Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 5th (10th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (July 27, 2020) - Winning has been an ongoing trend for St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu, and for the second time in 2020, Abreu found himself in Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) victory lane, this time during action at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois, on Friday, July 24.

Aided by some tough luck that fell upon the race leader, Abreu inherited the top spot at Jacksonville with just one circuit remaining, ultimately surviving a one lap dash to the finish with Sikeston, Missouri’s Hunter Schuerenberg in tow.

Abreu started ninth on the main event grid, driving on to secure his fourth Jacksonville Speedway victory in as many attempts, as well as his fifth feature win of the season.

Although not concluding his weekend with a second consecutive trip to Knoxville Raceway victory lane, Abreu made the most of his visit to the Sprint Car Capital of the World and ended his evening with a fifth-place performance after starting tenth on the grid. A fourth-place finish during heat race competition secured his spot on the feature starting lineup.

With all results considered, Abreu now owns 18 top-ten finishes thus far in 2020, 15 of which were scored inside the top-five. Abreu’s five victories have been accomplished at five different venues; Lincoln (Pa.) Speedway, Muskingum County Speedway, Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway, Knoxville Raceway, and Jacksonville Speedway.

“I can’t say enough about my team right now. Things are definitely clicking. I’m not sure we were the fastest car on Friday at Jacksonville, but sometimes being in the next best spot will work out in your favor. We were in a prime position and we took advantage of the winning opportunity presented to us,” Rico Abreu said, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/Salty’s BBQ/Priority Aviation/Self Made Racing/Whistle Stop Bar and Grill/Stadelhofer Construction/No. 24 sprint car. “We have a lot of racing on our agenda over the next few weeks. We want to do whatever we can to keep this momentum going.”

Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing have not finalized plans for the coming weekend. Fans are encouraged to stay alert on social media for continuing updates pertaining to Rico Abreu’s racing agenda.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of his available social media networks:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing, Twitter: https://twitter.com/Rico_Abreu Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/

APPAREL: Those seeking the latest Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit www.shoprico.com, or find Rico’s Van at select events during the 2020 season.

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

2020 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: Total Races: 32 Total Wins: 5 Total Top-5s: 15 Total Top-10s: 18 **Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car

 

 

Marysville Win Tops Strong Weekend in California for Tanner Carrick

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting back to winged sprint car racing over the past 4 days after a weekend in the Midwest, Tanner Carrick picked up right where he left off as he scored another Wild Winged Wednesday night win at Marysville Raceway and backed it up with a fourth place finish at Ocean Speedway on Friday, a seventh place run at Placerville Speedway on Saturday, and a third place run at Silver Dollar Speedway on Sunday night.

“Man, it was a great weekend for our team between me and Blake,” Tanner Carrick said. “I kind of had a rough trip to the Midwest, so to come home and grab a win right away was cool, and to back it up with three really good runs was awesome.’

Timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T machine in third quickest at Marysville Raceway, the Lincoln, CA driver flexed a little muscle in his heat race as he surged to the win.

Finding himself on the front row of the feature event, Carrick continued his strong night as he got off to a great start in what would be a non-stop feature event. Working masterfully around the Marysville Raceway, Carrick would back up his win two weeks prior, as he picked up his second win of the year.

Heading to Ocean Speedway on Friday night, Carrick would continue to show speed aboard his machine as he timed in sixth fastest in qualifying time trials before pocketing a fourth-place finish in his heat race.

Missing out on the redraw, Carrick would line up in the ninth starting spot on a slick racing surface that had a big curb built up around it. Working around the Ocean Speedway, passing would prove to be tough at times but Carrick would make a couple of nice moves and propel himself to a seventh-place finish at the line.

Saturday night brough on the 15th Annual Mark Forni Classic at Placerville Speedway. With 46 cars in the pit area, the SCCT format was in play and Carrick would time in fourth fastest in his group.

Losing a little ground in his heat race, Carrick would slip back to finish third and it would place him 14th in the starting line up.

On a very slick Placerville Speedway surface, Carrick would be methodical in his march forward. Able to pick up a handful of positions, Carrick would crack the Top-10 and cap his night with a charge to seventh.

The grueling mini Speedweek would come to a close on Sunday night in Chico, CA where the track would host its first race since early March. Timing in 2nd quickest in time trials, Carrick’s second place finish would put him in the redraw where he would end up with the five pill, and in the third row of the feature event.

Continuing to march forward as he did all week long, Carrick would find himself up on the podium when the checkered flag waived as he closed out the week with another strong finish by way of his third-place run.

“We have been really strong in the sprint car all year, and I owe it to Clark and all the guys that work on this thing,” Carrick said. “I am having a blast and looking forward to getting back to Marysville on Wednesday night.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, Arai, and Spike Chassis for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 18, Wins: 2, Top 5’s: 7, Top 10’s: 13

ON TAP: Carrick will return to action on Wednesday night in Marysville, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1, and by clicking over to www.tannercarrick.com.

 

 

RacinBoys All Access Members Provided Four Broadcasts This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 27, 2020) - Live broadcasts from four races will be showcased on RacinBoys this weekend.

RacinBoys All Access members can listen to lap-by-lap action of the famed Belleville 305 Nationals hosted by Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kan., on Friday and Saturday. The marquee United Rebel Sprint Series event draws many of the top competitors throughout the nation.

Additionally, the weekly racing program at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., featuring Champ 305 Sprints, Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Mini Stocks and Junior Mini Stocks will have live audio on Saturday.

The lone video broadcast of the weekend is Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., where the Midwest Wingless Sprints invade the oval.

A RacinBoys All Access subscription is only $29.99 per month. The subscription offers live Pay-Per-View video from nearly every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race and it also provides access to all On-Demand video content as well as all live audio broadcasts. A month is considered a 30-day period beginning the first day of the subscription. The coverage is brought to you by Lucas Oil Products, which is the title sponsor for all RacinBoys live events and studio shows this year.

PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast continues on Saturday evening as well.

The free show, which airs on the RacinBoys website, Facebook Live and YouTube TV channels, focuses on grass-roots racing by providing instant updates and unique access, including Victory Lane interviews, correspondent connections and cut-ins to Pay-Per-View videos, from races around the country.

Featured action this Saturday includes the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio; the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind.; the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill.; the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind.; and ASCS regional competition at I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., and at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., among other events across the country.

PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast is seeking correspondents to provide updates for tracks and series across the country. To learn more about becoming a correspondent, email RacinBoys@RacinBoys.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.

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. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

All Open Wheel Spectacle Coming to Skagit Speedway This Thursday

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (July 27, 2020) - No fenders are allowed at Skagit Speedway this Thursday during the third round of an all open wheel version of Thursday Night Thunder presented by the Rayce Rudeen Foundation.

Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars, Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprint Cars and Northwest Focus Midgets will be the featured divisions during K Pro Auto Inc. Night at the Races.

With racing continuing to be spectator only in the state of Washington Skagit Speedway is offering a live video stream of the competition at http://www.SkagitSpeedway.TV.

The price for the Pay-Per-View is only $24.95, which is the cost of one adult and one junior ticket at the track. Fans will need to visit the website and create a profile to be able to view the race. Payment and viewing instructions will follow.

Qualifying is at 6:45 p.m. (Pacific) with Opening Ceremonies at 7:30 p.m. and racing to follow.

The top six drivers in the Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars division are within 50 points of each other. Colton Heath leads the way with Brock Lemley only 26 points out of the top spot. Devon Borden is nine points back with Cam Smith, Eric Fisher and Jason Solwold all within 15 points of him. However, several of the drivers are planning to head to the Midwest, which will shake up the chase for the championship.

Evan Margeson captured the first two Northwest Focus Midgets events at Skagit Speedway this year before Jared Peterson won the most recent race.

The tightest championship battle at the track is in the Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprint Cars division. Eric Turner holds a six-point lead over Sean Johnson. Bill Rude is 19 points out of first place with Steve Parker, Kelsey Carpenter and Cory Swatzina all within 47 points of Turner.

The pit gates open at 3 p.m. with the drivers meeting at 6 p.m. Teams are recommended to bring hand sanitizer and anyone entering the pit area should follow the advised COVID-19 guidelines. If anyone is not feeling well or has a high temperature please stay home.

UP NEXT -

Thursday during Thursday Night Thunder presented by the Rayce Rudeen Foundation featuring Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars, Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprint Cars and Northwest Focus Midgets

WATCH LIVE -

Skagit Speedway features a live video stream of its racing competition from hot laps through the checkered flag of the final race of the night. For more information, visit http://www.SkagitSpeedway.TV.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SkagitSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/skagitspeedway

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skagitspeedway/

SKAGIT SPEEDWAY -

Skagit Speedway is a premier 3/10-mile, high-banked dirt oval located in Alger, Wash. The season traditionally runs from April through September with featured divisions including Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars, Skagit Aggregates Modifieds and Outlaw Tuners. The track also hosts special events each year, including a visit by the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. For more information, visit http://www.SkagitSpeedway.com.

 

 

Blake Carrick Wins the 15th Annual Mark Forni Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA: Blake Carrick’s strong 2020 campaign continued over the weekend as the Lincoln, CA driver broke through and picked up his first career win at Placerville Speedway as he triumphed during the 15th Annual Mark Forni Classic on Saturday night.

“To finally win at Placerville Speedway is really special, and to do it during the Forni is pretty surreal,” Carrick said. “It was a bit tricky in the feature, and we were there to capitalize on a mistake and fortunately I was able to put 25 solid laps together and score the win.”

Carrick’s weekend kicked off on Wednesday night where he would put together a good run, and actually challenge older brother, Tanner, for the lead at times. Running second much of the race, Carrick would get overtaken by Shane Golobic in the closing stages of the event as he would finish third.

Heading to Ocean Speedway on Friday night, the scene of his first win of 2020, Carrick would find himself in the ‘B’ main aboard the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 38B machine. Making a late move to earn a transfer, Carrick would move into the 30-lap feature event where he would take the green flag from the 20th starting position.

On a slick and racy Ocean Speedway surface, Carrick would keep his nose clean from the back of the pack as he put together a very impressive drive forward. On a track where passing was tricky with a huge cushion built up, Carrick carved his way into the Top-10 and capped his night with a sixth-place finish.

With two great runs in his pocket, Carrick had a lot of confidence as he checked into Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for the 15th Annual Mark Forni Classic.

Going quick time in his group, Carrick would finish third in his heat race which gave him a spot inside the redraw. Lady luck was riding with Carrick on this night as the 16-year old pilot drew the one and would lead the field to green for the 25-lap Mark Forni Classic feature event.

When the race came to life, Carrick would slip back to second as Andy Gregg jumped out to the early lead. Riding the thick cushion in turns one and two, Carrick would be in striking distance when Gregg tripped the cushion on the seventh lap.

Taking over command of the race lead, Carrick would never look back as he was able to work through traffic. Tripping over the cushion himself in the race’s waning laps, Carrick would keep the lead as he went on to add his name to an impressive winner’s list of the Mark Forni Classic.

Carrick’s strong week continued on Sunday night in Chico, CA. After getting off to a bit of a slow start early in the night, Carrick would take the green flag from the 17th starting position in what was the track’s first event since early March.

Just as he charged through the field on Friday night, Carrick would put on another hard charge to close his week out. Slicing and dicing his way through traffic, Carrick capped his week off with a fifth place finish.

“Clark and these guys have really done a great job all year long, and have put some really strong cars underneath me,” Carrick said. “Really fun week, and looking forward to Wednesday night back in Marysville, CA.”

Blake Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, Kaeding Performance, and Arai for their continued support

ON TAP: Blake Carrick will be back in Marysville, CA on Wednesday night..

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-24, Wins-1, Top 5’s-10, Top 10’s-15

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Blake Carrick by following him on Twitter @Blake_Carrick21 or @CarrickMotorsp1.

 

 

Scelzi Scores Second Place Finish at Knoxville Raceway with KCP Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting the call to pilot the KCP Racing No. 18, Gio Scelzi made his debut with the team over the last week and adapted quickly as he finished second on Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway after making his first laps with the team on Tuesday night at Lernerville Speedway.

“Tuesday night we were decent, I made a mistake in the feature that ruined our night,” Gio Scelzi said. “I thought our communication was really good, and just felt that if I got more comfortable, we could be really good but that comes with time.”

Taking on the World of Outlaws in his first appearance aboard the Logan Contractors Supply Inc./Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed machine, Scelzi would get off to a nice start as he timed in seventh fastest before finishing fourth in his heat race.

Moving into the 40-lap feature event, Scelzi would find himself running mid-pack until a mid-race mistake saw him get over the edge of the speedway and he opted to call it a night and head back to the trailer.

Heading to Knoxville, IA on Saturday night, Scelzi got off to a great start as he timed in second fastest amongst the 31 cars checked into the historic facility.

Finishing fourth in his heat race, the Fresno, CA driver transferred directly into the feature event where he would take the green flag from the outside of the second row.

Nearly one calendar year removed from his first win at the speedway, the 18-year-old wheel man turned in a nice run that saw him move into third during the race’s waning laps before a big move on the last lap saw him overtake Austin McCarl for second.

With Aaron Reutzel checked out, Scelzi would cap his first week with KCP Racing with a second-place finish.

“Saturday went great,” Scelzi added. “Every time we hit the track, Tyler Swank and I figure each other out more and more which is huge. It was really an efficient night for us, we timed in well, had a solid heat race, and we were really good in the feature. For being only my second night in the car, I am very happy with a second-place finish against a ton of good cars, and I am looking forward to the next few weekends.”

KCP Racing would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, Ted’s Body Shop, Team Excavating, Cox Design and Fabrication, Armor Electric Company, TammyHeckart.com, Quality Traffic Control, BergenKDV, and BK Racing Titanium for their support this season.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-2, Wins-0, Top-5’s- 1, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Scelzi and KCP Racing will have a busy weekend ahead as they battle the All Star Circuit of Champions. Thursday night at Plymouth Dirt Track, Friday night at 34 Raceway, Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway, and Sunday night they will take part in Husets Speedway’s re-opening.

STAY CONNECTED: You can also visit the team’s website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

 

 

Andy Forsberg Third at 2020 Mark Forni Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- After taking a week off from racing action at Placerville Speedway, Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing were back at the ¼ mile bullring on Saturday night for the 15th installment of the Mark Forni Classic where Forsberg would land on the podium.

“Saturday at the Forni we took advantage of the format a little after timing in fourth quickest in our group and it set us up for a good finish in the ‘A’,” Andy Forsberg said. “We had an issue knock our right rear shock off pretty early in the ‘A’, but we were able to hang on and run third.”

With 46 cars checked into the pit area for the Forni, the SCCT format would be utilized and Forsberg would time the C&H Motor Parts/Bushey Financial Services/Huggins Cams backed No. x1 machine in fourth fastest in his qualifying group.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, the Auburn, CA driver would race his way to the win, and garner a spot in the all-important redraw. Pulling the five, Forsberg would take the green flag from the inside of row three for the 25-lap feature event.

Jumping into fourth, Forsberg would run solidly in the Top-Five on the very slick surface that was in play on this night. On the eighth lap, Forsberg and a competitor would make contact as they navigated the thick cushion build up in turns one and two and it would result in a broken shock on Forsberg’s mount.

Taking over the third position, Forsberg would continue on despite the shock issue and would keep the positions as he chased after Blake Carrick and Andy Gregg.

A late run through traffic would see Forsberg feel pressure from Shane Golobic for the third position, and in a photo finish for the final spot on the podium, Forsberg would get the spot and finish his night in third.

“I knew we had something wrong after the contact, but it didn’t seem to affect us too bad,” Forsberg added. “Thanks to the guys for their hard work, and as of now I’m not sure when we will be back out in the F&F Racing car.”

F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg would like to thank C&H Motor Parts, Bushey Financial Services, Huggins Cams, Lucas Oil, Pacific Highway Rentals, Autism Awareness, CRV Carbon Solutions, Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes, All Pro Heads, and Engler for their support in 2020.

ON TAP: F&F Racing is unsure of their next race at time of press.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-9, Wins-1, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-7.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy Forsberg by following him on Twitter @AForsberg92.

 

 

Andy Gregg Second at Mark Forni Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA: While he has showcased some serious speed in 2020, Andy Gregg has been unable to post the results he felt his team deserved. Saturday night that was not the case, as Gregg was very strong and picked up a second-place finish at the Mark Forni Classic.

“We had a great night going and flirted with a clean sweep which would have been a first for me,” Gregg said. “We have been tweaking some things the last few weeks, and Saturday night things really came together, and we were pretty awesome.”

With 46 cars checked into the pit area for the 15th Annual Mark Forni Classic, Gregg would get off to a blistering start as he timed in fastest in his group and fastest overall in time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Gregg flexed his muscle aboard the GUTS/LAL Motorsports/Crane Inspection Agency backed No. 16x as he walked away with the win and found himself in the redraw.

Pulling the two, Gregg would line up on the front row of the feature event alongside young Blake Carrick. On a very slick racing surface, Gregg would thunder out front and grab the early lead.

Riding the thick cushion that built up in turns one and two, Gregg would make a slight mistake on the seventh lap that saw him trip over it and allow Blake Carrick to overtake the top spot.

Continuing to hold down the second position, Gregg would get close to Carrick on a few occasions but the opportunity to make a move on him never materialized and he capped his strong night with a second place finish.

“I have got to give a ton of cred to Bill McLaren for the awesome car all night long,” Gregg said. “Super happy for Robert, Gage, and Luke to enjoy a podium run with such a strong field of cars checked in.”

Andy would like to thank GUTS, LAL Motorsports, Crane Inspection Agency, Meyers and Son Drywall, Sierra Ice, CTL Forest Management, Nail It Roofing, ARP Enterprises, Ervin Sales, Triple X, Wilwood, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, K&N, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Amerikote, Pony Express Service, Eagle Grit, and MF Inc. for their support in 2020.

ON TAP: Gregg is unsure when his next race will be at this time.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-4, Wins- 0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1

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

 

 

Cox Battles Back to Finish 15th at Forni Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to the seat of the C&M Motorsports No. 7c machine on Saturday night in Placerville, CA, Justyn Cox would overcome a mid race trip to the work area and record a 15th place finish.

“We were just a tad off in time trials, and not winning the heat put us a little deeper in the starting line up,” Cox said. “We were off to a decent start and we started to get going until a little contact got us over the ends of the cushion and I had to make a trip to the work area.”

A total of 46 cars checked into Placerville Speedway on Saturday night to take part in one of the tracks’ crowned jewel events. Timing the Moorefield Construction/Berco Redwood in fifth fastest in his qualifying group, Cox would line up in the third row of his heat race.

Coming to life in the 10-lap preliminary race, Cox would make some nice moves and work his way into second. Making a run at the lead, Cox would come up short, though his second-place finish was good enough to lock him into the 25-lap feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 12th starting position, Cox was forced to be very patient as he was in dense traffic from the race’s onset.

Getting up into 10th by the race’s halfway point, Cox was starting to come to life until contact two laps later sent him over the edge of the speedway and he would take a trip to the work area.

Able to make the call, Cox would restart back in 23rd and half just 12 laps to work his way back forward.

With traffic still tough to get through on the ultra-slick racing surface, Cox would get back to 15th when the checkered flag was displayed to the field.

“Our results really don’t show how good our car was on Saturday,” Cox said. “Cody, and MF really do a great job and we were fast. Thanks to Cody and Mandi for supporting me, and getting the car back to the track despite having a newborn at home.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank Moorefield Construction, Berco Redwood, Barry Lumber, Inc., Legacy Specialties, Inc. PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, Alturas Tires, and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: C&M Motorsports returns to Placerville Speedway with Justyn Cox on Saturday night.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-8, Wins-2, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-5.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with C&M Motorsports by following @PrecisonShocks or @Mandi7C on Twitter.

 

 

Kyle Hirst and Tiner Hirst Enterprise Make 2020 Debut at Placerville Speedway and Silver Dollar Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Finally getting the Tiner Hirst Enterprise house car out over the weekend for the first time in 2020, Kyle Hirst would charge to a 13th place finish on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway before finishing ninth at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA on Sunday night.

“It was a good weekend, and fun to the get the Tiner Hirst Special out,” Kyle Hirst said. “We had good speed both nights, we just struggled a little bit in the slick.”

Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, Hirst timed the THE/Larry Davis Farms backed No. 94x machine in sixth fastest in his qualifying group. Lining up sixth in his heat race, the Paradise, CA driver would pocket a sixth-place finish in his heat and be forced into the 12-lap semi.

Finishing second in the ‘B’, Hirst moved into the 25-lap Mark Forni Classic feature event, where he had his work cut out for himself as he took the green flag from the 22nd starting position.

On the slick racing surface, Hirst would slowly work his way forward as he searched all around the ¼ mile bullring for grip. Getting near the Top-10 during the race’s waning laps, Hirst would close the night out with a 13th place finish.

Checking in at Silver Dollar Speedway on Sunday night, Hirst would kick his night off by timing in ninth fastest in time trials with 39 cars checked in to do battle.

Picking up the heat race win, Hirst moved into the feature event where he would take the green flag from the second row for the 25-lap feature event. ,

When the race came to life, Hirst would settle into the fourth position as he worked around the ¼ mile, in what was the track’s first race since early March.

Slipping back to sixth at the race’s halfway point in close quarters racing action, Hirst would then make contact with another driver on the 12th lap and he would do a 360 and lose a handful of positions.

Falling back to 10th, Hirst would get back up to ninth, where he would go on to finish.

“I made a little mistake on Sunday night that cost us a Top-5,” Hirst said. “Other than that I had a fun weekend, and we will do a little homework before our next race.”

The Tiner Hirst Enterprise Racing team would like to thank Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Larry Davis Farms, GP Development, Wright Process Systems, Fisher Racing Engines, K1, Wilwood, XYZ Machine, HRP, Sway Away, FK Rod Ends, Zmax Oil, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Prior Engineering, System One Pro Ignition, Sweet Manufacturing, Viking Engineering, Warehouse Paint, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: THE is unsure when their next race will be at the time of press.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tiner Hirst Enterprise by following along via Twitter @TinerHirstEnterprise, or ‘liking’ www.facebook.com/tinerhirstenterprise.

 

 

David Gravel Wins $20,000 at the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals

(Clinton, MO / 07.26.20) Champion Oil, a recognized leader in racing and performance lubricants, congratulates David Gravel for his victory Saturday night at the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals hosted by The World of Outlaws and Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA.

David Gravel felt good that a second-place starting spot in the Feature would lead to his first Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway Saturday night. His main obstacle was to steal the lead away from polesitter and 10-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz.

Gravel led from green to checkers at the historic half-mile Pennsylvania track, earning his seventh win at the speedway, his third win of the season and the $20,000 top prize.

“Clean air in Winged Sprint Car racing is so important,” said Gravel, of Watertown, CT. “We’ve been struggling with the pill draw in the Dash and we finally got a good one. You wanted to start on the outside row for the Feature. My goal was to finish second. I knew if I could do that, I could get the jump on the start and control the race.”

The top lane was dominate all night with those starting on the outside pole always getting the jump on starts to take the lead. The Feature was no different with Gravel pulling ahead of Schatz for the lead before they entered Turn 1 on the initial start. With the advantage of clean air, Gravel could pull ahead of the field by a second in one lap.

Schatz was the first to try and contend with the Jason Johnson #41 car, but his fight lasted two laps. With a pop heard among the roar of the 25 410 c.i. engines, Schatz’s car appeared to be the source of the sound as he slowed to a stop on the backstretch during the second lap of the feature. The undiagnosed mechanical issue was enough to take the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15 car out of the race – Schatz’s first DNF since September.

With Schatz out of the race, that moved Lance Dewease into second and reigning champion Brad Sweet into third. Four cautions – including an open red – gave Dewease four opportunities to try and challenge Gravel but each time Gravel was too strong. Dewease couldn’t stay with the Mesilla Valley Transportation #41 car on the restarts and eventually feel to the clutches of Sweet.

“I knew Lance is known to slide himself in turns three and four and carry a lot of entrance speed, so I was just trying to protect on the restarts,” Gravel said. “I knew running the top I was getting a lot of momentum on exit. I just hoped I had a big enough gap and luckily it worked out.”

Sweet got by Dewease for second in the early stage of the race, but only held the position for a lap before the famed Hess Iron #69K drove its way back by Sweet’s NAPA Auto Parts #49 car. From then on Sweet became a pong ball between Dewease and fourth-place Logan Schuchart. Some laps he’d close on Dewease and others he’d fad and have to fend off Schuchart.

By the end of the 30 laps, Gravel crossed the finish line with a 4.1 second lead over Dewease. Sweet held on to third to round out the podium.

“With the way the race track was tonight, we weren’t very good,” Dewease said. “I was happy with the single file starts. I got really tight after that red flag. Brad kept getting runs at me. I was just happy to finish second with the way the track was tonight.”

Schatz’s misfortune handed the points lead back to Sweet, who now has an 18-point lead over second-place Logan Schuchart – who finished fourth in the Feature. Schatz fell to third – now 26 points behind Sweet. “I saw Donny have his issues but points didn’t even cross my mind,” Sweet said. “I just kind of thought, it moved me up a spot. We just want to win.”

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IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through July 23

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 709; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 544; 3. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 531; 4. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 526; 5. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 518; 6. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 511; 7. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 506; 8. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 478; 9. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 438; 10. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 402; 11. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 393; 12. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 382; 13. J.D. Johnson, Maize, Kan., 374; 14. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 370; 15. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 364; 16. Kyle Keen, Carlisle, Pa., 362; 17. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., 359; 18. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 351; 19. Neil Nickolite, Bellwood, Neb., 349; 20. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 335.

KMJ Performance State Point Standings

California – 1. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., 77; 2. Rob Solomon, Fresno, Calif., 71; 3. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 69; 4. Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., 67; 5. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 66; 6. Connor Danell, Visalia, Calif., 63; 7. Rick Bray, Fresno, Calif., 61; 8. Blaine Fa­gundes, Hanford, Calif., 59; 9. Jacob Pacheco, San Martin, Calif., 55; 10. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Ca­lif., and Chris Stevens, Fresno, Calif., both 48.

Indiana – 1. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 155; 2. Andy Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 152; 3. Bradley Sterrett, Bloomington, Ind., 149; 4. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 139; 5. Jordan Welch, Clayton, Ind., 133; 6. Cody Trammell, Smithville, Ind., 119; 7. Jeff Wimmenauer, Green­wood, Ind., 97; 8. Saban Bibent, Cincinnati, Ohio, 92; 9. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, and Danny Clark, Plainfield, Ind., both 91.

Iowa – 1. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 142; 2. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 120; 3. Joe Miller, Vail, Iowa, 112; 4. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, and Rich Cerveny, Omaha, Neb., both 105; 6. Matt Fredericksen, Aurelia, Iowa, and Dustin Reeh, Council Bluffs, Iowa, both 103; 8. Clayton Christensen, Spencer, Iowa, 89; 9. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 77; 10. D.J. Palmer, Des Moines, Iowa, and Owen Carlson, Somerset, Wis., both 68.

Kansas – 1. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 344; 2. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 340; 3. J.D. John­son, Maize, Kan., 337; 4. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., and Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., both 325; 6. Shane Sundquist, Bertrand, Neb., 296; 7. Koby Walters, Liberal, Kan., 294; 8. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 279; 9. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 239; 10. Jerad Werner, Codell, Kan., 235.

Minnesota – 1. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 187; 2. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., and Javen Ostermann, Courtland, Minn., both 178; 4. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 172; 5. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 153; 6. Neil Stevens, Bingham Lake, Minn., 142; 7. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 138; 8. Justin Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 137; 9. Nolan Herd, Arlington, Minn., 118; 10. Nathan Showalter, Hutchinson, Minn., 97.

Missouri – 1. Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 242; 2. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 223; 3. Austin Couch, Agency, Mo., 161; 4. Jay Russell, Wathena, Kan., 144; 5. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 106; 6. Dustin Reeh, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 100; 7. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 94; 8. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, and J. R. Topper, Saint Joseph, Mo., both 92; 10. Stuart Snyder, Lin­coln, Neb., 77.

Nebraska – 1. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 290; 2. Trevor Grossenbacher, Panama, Neb., 288; 3. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., and Neil Nickolite, Bellwood, Neb., both 284; 5. Jason Danley, Lin­coln, Neb., 264; 6. Michael Boston, Lincoln, Neb., 229; 7. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., and Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., both 223; 9. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 210; 10. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 203.

New Jersey – 1. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 79; 2. Kevin Nagy, Wind Gap, Pa., 77; 3. Mark Bitner, Trenton, N.J., 72; 4. Jeffrey Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., 71; 5. Tom Carberry, Hopewell, N.J., 70; 6. Eddie Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 64; 7. Zakery Vickers, Vineland, N.J., 63; 8. Kristina Pratt, Sewell, N.J., 53; 9. Zach Berghof, Dorothy, N.J., 52; 10. Jason Dunn, Hamilton, N.J., and Jenna "Shotz" Schostkewitz, Milford, N.J., both 49.

North Carolina – 1. Bronzie Lawson IV, Southern Pines, N.C., 155; 2. Nick Tucker, Kannapolis, N.C., 110; 3. Jake McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 105; 4. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., and Benja­min McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., both 101; 6. Chaz Woodward, Statesville, N.C., and Daniel Oliver, Jefferson, Ga., both 96; 8. Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., and Michael Jackson, Summerville, S.C., both 95; 10. Gareth Palmer, Fuquay Varina, N.C., 88.

Ohio - 1. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 119; 2. Kyle Kruger, Frankfort, Ohio, 118; 3. Austin Pow­ell, Wilmington, Ohio, 108; 4. Jay Dunaway, Oak Hill, Ohio, 99; 5. Steven Watts, Marion, Ohio, 97; 6. Chad Hyatt, Ashville, Ohio, 95; 7. James Caleb Erwin, Marysville, Ohio, 92; 8. Cam­eron Hague, Warsaw, Ohio, 75; 9. Lewie Christian, West Jefferson, Ohio, 73; 10. Michael Helter­bran, Cable, Ohio, 72.

Oklahoma – 1. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 301; 2. Dane Fields, Lawton, Okla., 264; 3. Brady Courtney, Carnegie, Okla., 261; 4. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Duane Baker, Chicka­sha, Okla., both 255; 6. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., 245; 7. Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., 239; 8. Steven Shebester, Mustang, Okla., 188; 9. Danny Wood, Norman, Okla., 187; 10. Zach Patterson, Yukon, Okla., Loyd Clevenger, Newalla, Okla., and Ché Hawkins, Bethany, Okla., each 181.

Pennsylvania – 1. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 518; 2. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 438; 3. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 382; 4. Kyle Keen, Carlisle, Pa., 362; 5. Larry McVay, Borden­town, N.J., 353; 6. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 351; 7. Jake Frye, Lewisberry, Pa., and Landon Price, Fleetwood, Pa., both 325; 9. Kruz Kepner, Kreamer, Pa., 305; 10. Derek Hauck, Allenwood, Pa., 292.

South Dakota – 1. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 372; 2. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 319; 3. Nate Barger, Madison, S.D., 292; 4. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 279; 5. Christopher Thram, Sanborn, Minn., 270; 6. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 266; 7. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 240; 8. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 238; 9. Casey Abbas, Lennox, S.D., 229; 10. Micah Slendy, Sioux Falls, S.D., 227.

Texas – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 290; 2. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 250; 3. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 241; 4. Martin Edwards, Forney, Texas, 232; 5. Aus­tin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, 221; 6. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, and Matt Etzelmiller, Kel­ler, Texas, both 214; 8. Chase Brewer, Waxahachie, Texas, and John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, both 190; 10. Russell Shoulders, Forney, Texas, 185.

Virginia – 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., and Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., both 75; 3. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 74; 4. Michael Keeton Jr., Doswell, Va., 70; 5. Billy Hubbard, Cobbs Creek, Va., 69; 6. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 67; 7. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 64; 8. Matthew Mullins, Newport News, Va., 35; 9. Erin Statler, Carlisle, Pa., 33; 10. Charlie Ware, Hallieford, Va., 31.

 

 

Bacon Rides Momentum into Indiana Sprint Week after Second Corn Belt Nationals Triumph!

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (July 24, 2020) – Brady Bacon and Hoffman Auto Racing Fatheadz Eyewear No. 69 Sprint Car team are gaining momentum.

It is momentum they seek to carry into USAC’s Indiana Sprint Week that kicks off Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway, the first of seven races over the course of nine nights throughout the Hoosier State.

Bacon enters the week of action fresh off a second consecutive Corn Belt Nationals triumph at the storied Knoxville Raceway in Iowa on July 11. It makes Bacon two-for-two in the prestigious event after posting a runner-up finish in the preliminary event the previous night.

“It was fairly hard to pass on Friday night,” Bacon said of the preliminary run as he tried to sweep the event for the second year in a row. “I had one shot at it and tried something in traffic and didn’t quite get there.”

Bacon made the most of the situation, gaining positions on Saturday.

“I passed some cars in our heat race and that was important, it put us up front for the feature,” Bacon recounts.

After earning the pole position, “The Macho Man” gunned into the lead at the outset and paced the field the entire 30-lap distance for his fifth USAC National Sprint Car win of the year and sixth overall. It was a win worth $20,000.

“We had a really good car all night on Saturday,” Bacon says. “(Justin) Grant was there with us, so we had to run a lot harder pace this time to stay up front.”

Now Bacon and the Hoffman crew are ready to run the Sprint Week gamut, an opportunity to gain ground in the series title chase as he enters the week ranked third in his pursuit of a third national title.

“We just have to be consistent and get good finishes all week and hopefully some wins,” Bacon says. “Hopefully we can gain some points along the way.”

The week kicks off with three consecutive nights at Gas City, Kokomo and Lawenceburg. Then after two idle days, the final four nights take place at Terre Haute, Putnamville, Bloomington and Haubstadt.

Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Hoffman Auto Racing, Fatheadz Eyewear, Champion Oil, Gene Franckowiak, Drivewfx.com, Elliott’s Custom Trailers, ATC Trailers, Tel-Star Technologies, Dragonfly Aviation, Lykins Oil, Triple X Race Co., Hoosier Tire, XYZ Machine, Heath Clips Lawn Care, FK Indy, Engler Machine and Tool, FK Rod Ends, Specialty Rigging, Keizer Wheels, Purple Heart Foundation, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Smiley’s Racing Products, R&R Enterprises, DMI, ProGlide Coatings, Chalk Stixx, Wilwood Engineering, Lajoie Seats, Smith Precision Products, Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, MyRacePass, Schroth Racing, Saldana Racing Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products and Schoenfeld Headers.

2020 Quick Stats: 37 races, 6 wins, 15 top-fives, 19 top-tens.

Up Next: USAC Indiana Sprint Week:

Friday, July 24 – Gas City I-69 Speedway

Saturday, July 25 – Kokomo Speedway

Sunday, July 26 – Lawrenceburg Speedway

Wednesday, July 29 – Terre Haute Action Track

Thursday, July 30 – Lincoln Park Speedway (Putnamville)

Friday, July 31 – Bloomington Speedway

Saturday, August 1 – Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt)

Keep Track: Keep track of Brady Bacon’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.bradybaconracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Brady-Bacon-278125555137/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BradyBaconRacin.

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

 

 

MOTORSPORTS 2021 SHOW AND FIVE INDOOR RACE DATES BOOKED FOR 2021 OFF-SEASON

TRENTON, NJ July 24, 2020 . . . Dates for the 37th annual Motorsports Racecar and Trade Show and five Indoor Auto Racing Series events have been secured at four different venues for the 2020-2021 off-season. Specific event information, however, remains on pause by Len Sammons Productions until ever changing COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions become clearer for the three different states that these indoor events are held annually.

“Our hopes is that we can promote all five events, but at this point there is no way of knowing,” said Len Sammons.

The Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2021 Presented by Sunoco Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show will return to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA for a 13th consecutive year on Friday January 22nd thru Sunday January 24th.

Organizers await possible social distancing requirement changes to the Motorsports show floor plan for the 220,000 square feet show before being able to commit to sales and location assignments.

The 2020 Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP Racing Fuels season finale was postponed by the COVID-19 virus a day before it was scheduled to begin in March in Syracuse, N.Y. That second annual event has now been tentative rescheduled and will kick-off the 2021 Indoor Season at the New York State Fairgrounds Exposition Center on Friday and Saturday nights November 20th and 21st.

“Much like other sports held indoors, COVID-19 restrictions remain unclear and ever changing at this point,” said Sammons.

“Obviously the most tentative event would be the first in late November in Syracuse, but we would love to host that event for all the fans and racers so eager to attend earlier this year before it was cancelled at the last minute.”

The Indoor ‘Concrete” Series featuring the TQ Midgets, Champ Karts and Slingshot is scheduled to continue at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa. on Friday and Saturday, January 8th and 9th for the sixth consecutive year.

The weekend after the Motorsports show the 19th annual Indoor Auto Racing Series events inside N.J.’s historical Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall are on the calendar. The NAPA Know How weekend in AC will be held January 29 and 30 in 2021.

The only LSP Indoor Series event held on a clay racing surface comes up next on the schedule. The fourth annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals featuring the 600 Micro Sprints is set to return to Trenton, N.J.’s CURE Insurance Arena on February 19 & 20.

The 2021 season finale would then follow back in Syracuse, N.Y. on March 12 - 13.

“The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center opened last week to several small shows, but it had been closed as all the arena’s our Indoor Auto Racing Series events are held in since late March,” said Sammons.

“Our dates are secured with each venue and host hotel. Our commitment is to hold each event but at this point we cannot make any firm plans. With our first event still four months away, we feel we have plenty of time to wait during these very turmoil times.”

Further Indoor Auto Racing Series information, including advance ticket sales, for each event remains on hold until COVID-19 restrictions become clearer. Check IndoorAutoRacing.com for updates as they become available. All Indoor Series entries from the March 2020 event will roll over to the 2021 season.

Those interested in receiving one of the new colorful show brochures when they are printed can drop an email to motorsports@aarn.com with name, address and phone number or call Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618. Information will also be posted at the show web-site, www.motorsportstradeshow.com when available.

 

 

Sanders 2nd at HK Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA: Climbing back aboard the seat of the Justin Sanders Racing No. 17 machine for the HK Classic over the weekend, Justin Sanders would put on a hard charge with the 360’s on Friday night before tallying a second-place finish with the KWS on Saturday night.

“Friday night I didn’t like the way our car felt, so we actually put a new car together for Saturday’s 410ci show,” Justin Sanders said. “Unfortunately, we endured some nose wing damage in the feature, and I think it cost us a shot at the win.”

Opening the weekend in 360ci competition, Sanders would mount quite the charge in the 30-lap feature event aboard the North County Plastering/Andy’s Construction/Yuba Sutter Aviation backed entry.

Taking the green flag from the 20th starting position, Sanders would be on the prowl in the feature. Carving his way through the field, Sanders would cap off quite the run as he accepted the checkered flag with a sixth place finish.

Working through the night to put a new car together for Saturday’s program, Sanders was much happier with the feel of this one as he got his night off to a nice start by timing in sixth quickest, and finishing second in his heat race.

Finishing second in the Dash, Sanders would line up on the front row of the 30-lap HK Classic feature event alongside Kyle Hirst.

In a very spirited battle, Sanders would find himself in second as Hirst led early but was patient as traffic was soon a factor.

Withstanding some stoppages that gave the leaders clear track, Sanders again waited for traffic to make some moves, but contact with another car resulted in a damaged nose wing.

Once the nose wing went down, Sanders had a handful as he continued to keep pace with Hirst. Unable to get by the former series champion, Sanders capped the night off with a second-place finish.

“Thanks to everyone who supports our team, and who helped all weekend long,” Sanders said. “Looking forward to another busy weekend ahead.”

Justin and his team would like to thank North County Plastering, Andy’s Construction, Yuba Sutter Aviation, Roadside 24hr Service, Alkaline88, Wicked Cushion, Roger’s Diner, Factory Kahne, BG Labels and Tee’s, Walker Performance Filtration, Dixon and Son Tires, Ernie’s Service Center, East Lake Village, FK Rod Ends, Triple X Race Co., DMI, Keizer Wheels, Wings Unlimited, Ti64 Titanium, AIS Heating and Sheet Metal, Fred Lint and Family, JonSan Racing, Sandblast Service, G&N Construction, Steitz Towing, Durden Construction, Ernie’s Service Center, and Steve Duppman Racing for their continued support in 2020.

ON TAP: Sanders will be in action on Friday night at Ocean Speedway, Saturday at Placerville Speedway, and on Sunday night at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-7, Wins-1, Top 5’s-4, Top-10’s-6

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

 

 

ABILENE SPEEDWAY IS BACK on the TEXAS SPRINT SERIES SCHEDULE - SATURDAY AUGUST 1st, 8pm!

Eligible TSS Drivers: Pre-entry is now open and will close Wednesday night 7/29/20! Click www.raceTSS.com to get your team pre-entered!

The Texas Sprint Series SIZZLING SUMMER SPRINT CLASSIC Heats Up Abilene Speedway – Saturday, August 1st at 8pm!

Abilene, TX (07/23/20) by DarinShort.com. After maneuvering through the hoops and hurdles of the current health crisis, Abilene Speedway officials are pleased to announce they have received the ‘green light’ from City officials and ARE able to host the Texas Sprint Series (TSS) on Saturday August 1st, with the running of the Sizzling Summer Sprint Classic.

TSS drivers planning on competing in the TSS portion of the Abilene event must pre-enter at www.raceTSS.com (on the ‘rules’ page) by Wednesday, July 29th.

A complete program of Abilene Speedway classes will round out the 7-division racing card. Sprint teams make sure you’ve read all the information under the Drivers/Rules link at www.raceTSS.com – which will make your evening more enjoyable. The first green flag is slated for 8pm.

Abilene Speedway is a ¼ mile dirt oval track and is located at 6825 US Highway 80W, Abilene, TX 79605. Click www.AbileneSpeedway.com for complete track details. By searching Abilene Speedway page managed by Rob and Libby Poor on Facebook, you can check out the very latest in track updates, pictures and much more.

THANK YOU to all the teams, fans, marketing partners, series workers, track workers, series tracks and vendors for their support of the Texas Sprint Series throughout the years, and we’d like to take a moment to acknowledge our marketing partners at this point going into the 2020 season:

All Import Auto Parts, Scp Polymers, Smiley's Racing Products, Velocita-USA, IM Racing Fuels LLC, Henderson Properties - Ron Henderson, Precision Reprographics, Allard Racing Engines, Superior Steering Wheels, Woods Transmission & General Auto Repair and ABC Pick & Pull – and if you’d like to get your business in front of our loyal fans, contact us today. We can help develop an effective and budget-pleasing solution!

In 2020, the Texas Sprint Series has coordinated our schedule with the Sprint Car Bandits series and would like to thank them for handling the scheduling process between all the tracks in the area so race fans and teams don't have to pick or choose 'which' winged sprint car series to watch
- as on any given night in 2020, there are no overlapping Texas Sprint Series or Sprint Car Bandits series events. This way race fans, teams, sponsors and tracks ALL WIN! We'd also like to thank our series marketing partners, as with their help we're able to bring teams, fans and tracks this awesome series!

Please make plans to join us Saturday August 1st at 8pm for a great night of family fun, featuring the ‘Sizzling Summer Sprint Classic’ for the RaceSaver IMCA Texas Sprint Series plus six exciting Abilene Speedway racing divisions!

Here is the current Texas Sprint Series schedule for 2020 – as of July 23, 2020:

SAT 3/07 TSS - Kennedale Speedway Park (winner Casey Burkham)
FRI 3/27 TSS - Boyd Raceway (postponed until 5/29)
FRI 4/10 TSS - Heart O' Texas Speedway (postponed until 7/24)
SAT 4/11 TSS - Kennedale Speedway Park (postponed until 6/6)
FRI 4/17 TSS - Monarch Motor Speedway (postponed until 5/22)
SAT 5/2 TSS - Abilene Speedway (postponed until 7/11)
FRI 5/22 TSS - Monarch Motor Speedway (postponed, date TBA)
FRI 5/29 TSS - Boyd Raceway (winner Chad Wilson)
SAT 6/6 TSS - Kennedale Speedway Park (winner Chad Wilson)
SAT 6/13 TSS - Grayson County Speedway (winner Jesse Mack)
SAT 6/20 TSS - 82 Speedway (winner Chad Wilson)
FRI 7/3 TSS - Boyd Raceway (winner Logan Scherb)
SAT 7/11 TSS - Abilene Speedway (postponed until 8/1)
FRI 7/24 TSS - Heart O' Texas Speedway
SAT 8/1 TSS - Abilene Speedway
SAT 8/29 TSS - Southern Oklahoma Speedway
SAT 9/12 TSS - Grayson County Speedway
SAT 9/19 TSS - 82 Speedway

 

 

Parity Prevails Leading into Friday’s Driver & Fan Appreciation Night at DCRP

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 23, 2020) – Through three nights of racing action at Dodge City Raceway Park thus far in 2020, the outcome has been as unpredictable as ever.

In 15 total feature events across the five championship chase divisions there has been 15 different winners. No repeat winners to be found as of yet.

At least one of those 15 will hope to break through to become the first repeat winner of the DCRP season at Friday night’s Driver & Fan Appreciation Night that is highlighted by the Back-to-Front Challenge presented by Lewis Auto Group that could result in a lucky fan pocketing an extra $10,000.

General admission to Friday’s festivities that include numerous giveaways throughout the night to both fans and drivers is just $12, although those with tickets from drivers can gain admittance for just $5.

To cap the evening off, if a selected driver can race from the 20th starting position in his feature event to take the win then a lucky fan holding the winning ticket can win $10,000.

Friday’s racing action includes a full slate of championship chase action including Hambleton Racing DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

And with the variety of winners thus far, each points race is still very much up for grabs.

Hambelton Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

One of just two drivers to finish among the top ten in each of the three feature events including a runner-up finish last Saturday night, defending track champ Luke Cranston holds a 13-point advantage over Ray Seemann with opening night winner just another three points back in third.

Feature Winners: Brett Becker 1, Taylor Velasquez 1, Koby Walters 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Luke Cranston 415, 2. Ray Seemann 402, 3. Taylor Velasquez 399, 4. Jordan Knight 388, 5. Koby Walters 383, 6. Brian Herbert 353, 7. Kris Moore 340, 8. Tyler Knight 337, 9. Ross Essenburg 321, 10. Kohl Ricke 299.

IMCA Modifieds:

With a July 2 win among top-tens each time out, Kale Beavers holds a slim 9-point lead over Trent Gray. Gray has reeled off three consecutive top-five finishes to begin the year.

Feature Winners: Kale Beavers 1, Clay Sellard 1, Dakota Sproul 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Kale Beavers 414, 2. Trent Gray 405, 3. David Solberg 393, 4. Dakota Sproul 391, 5. Joel Lane 384, 6. Danny Keller 373, 7. Nick Link 268, 8. William Nusser 265, 9. Ryan Heger 254, 10. Jack Kirchoff 244.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

A mere 14 points separates the top four in Sport Mod points with Luke Stallbaumer holding the current edge by seven markers over Mike Lunow with multi-time track champ Jeff Kaup just ten points off the lead pace.

Feature Winners: Brett Berry 1, Brandon Kenny 1, Luke Stallbaumer 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Luke Stallbaumer 413, 2. Mike Lunow 406, 3. Jeff Kaup 403, 4. Kamren Gruber 399, 5. Brian May 369, 6. Kyle Wiens 363, 7. Ryan Kirchoff 355, 8. Brendon Nordyke 350, 9. Mike Appel 345, 10. Monte Nordyke 339.

IMCA Stock Cars:

Troy Burkhart salvaged a sixth-place finish in last weekend’s Stock Car Shootout to maintain an 18-point lead over the duo of Gregg Schell and Chris Oliver who are tied for second.

Feature Winners: Troy Burkhart 1, Jeff Kaup 1, Gregg Schell 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Troy Burkhart 427, 2. (tie) Gregg Schell and Chris Oliver 409, 4. Jeff Kaup 406, 5. Marlin Hogie 389, 6. Ondre Rexford 387, 7. Anthony Finch 384, 8. Jesse Smith 348, 9. Michael Pepper 273, 10. Tyler Walker 232.

IMCA Hobby Stocks:

Tathan Burkhart rounds out the father-son duo of point leaders as the younger Burkhart’s lead is at an identical 18-point margin, this one over Duane Wahrman.

Feature Winners: Brady Bencken 1, Tathan Burkhart 1, Trevor Schmidt 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Tathan Burkhart 436, 2. Duane Wahrman 418, 3. Dion Priddy 391, 4. Brett Copeland 390, 5. Skeets Salazar 387, 6. Keith Carr 354, 7. Garrett Hager 274, 8. Brooke Russell 255, 9. Chad Kelley 250, 10. (tie) Brady Bencken and Trevor Schmidt 150.

Friday’s racing action gets under way at 7:30 p.m.

In total, the 2020 season atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval is slated for a dozen nights of action along with another six Sunday cards atop the 1/7-mile Little DCRP clay oval.

Detailed schedule information is available at https://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.

 

 

Creek County Speedway Added to POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League Schedule

Belleville, IL. (07/23/2020) POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League adds Creek County Speedway to the schedule for a stand-alone show on August 15, 2020. Drivers will Venture to Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Oklahoma.

With adding Creek County to the schedule for Saturday August 15, this will be POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Leagues first trip to the ¼ mile, slightly banked oval for the 2020 race season. The last time the POWRi West Midgets took on the track, Jonathan Beason out of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma found victory.

Information on August 15,2020 Event:
Pits Open - All Day
Driver Registration - 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Drivers Meeting - 5:45pm
Hot Laps - 6:00pm
Racing Following Hot Laps

For the POWRi West Midgets season standings, previous season's champion Andrew Felker finds himself in the lead with a total of 1090 points ahead of second place, Chance Morton. Falling in the third-place position is the New Berlin, IL resident Jake Neuman. This seasons rookie, Trey Gropp continues to impress in fourth place. Kade Morton currently rounds out the POWRi West points with plenty of action yet to hit the racetrack.

Can't make it out to the track and don't want to miss any of the action on the racing program? Subscribe today at POWRi.TV to catch all of the action LIVE and ON-DEMAND.

Follow along for more information such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing or on Facebook at POWRi. POWRi League rules, contingencies, forms, and payouts can be found under the info tab at the top of the POWRi website.

 

 

Missouri State Fair Canceled, POWRi WAR Race Included

Belleville, IL. (07/21/2020) Unfortunately due to ongoing state restrictions and evolving public gathering limitations, the Missouri State Fair Race Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel all scheduled racing on Sunday, August 23rd including the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League. Staying true to tradition the 2020 Missouri State Fair will continue to allow the invaluable agriculture education experience to Missouri 4-H and FFA members by offering a Youth Livestock Show only.

“We care deeply about the public health and safety of our fairgoers and our community. When the original decision to move forward with the Fair was made, the information and numbers were different than they are now. In collaboration with Governor Parson and the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services, it was determined that the best course of action was to work to reduce the number of individuals on the fairgrounds. Best practices for sanitation and public health will still be implemented during the youth livestock show.” noted the Missouri State Fair Board.

Moving forward POWRi highly anticipates 2021 and the return to open-wheel traditional sprint racing at the historic half-mile in Sedalia, Missouri. Previous POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League feature action would witness Korey Weyant #99, of Springfield, IL., take home the honors in 2016. More recently, Braydon Cromwell #4, from Lone Jack, MO., would wheel his way to the checkered flag first in a 2019 unsanctioned non-wing Fair feature event.

Follow along for more information such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing or on Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

Mark Forni Classic Details for this Saturday July 25th

Placerville, CA…The 15th annual “Mark Forni Classic” invades Placerville Speedway this Saturday night. The Winged 360 Sprint Car main event will award $2,000-to-win/ $200-to-start thanks to the support from High Sierra Industries, Elk Grove Ford, C&H Autoparts, Pit Stop USA and Thompson’s Family of Dealerships.

Pure Crop 1 has come on board to be a presenting sponsor of the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour portion of the night.

Russell Motorsports Inc. would also like to thank an anonymous sponsor for allowing the Pure Stock division to once again compete for a normal weekly payout.

If anybody else would like to come on board to sponsor the Forni Classic simply let us know!

All the same guidelines from the previous two events continue to be in place and can be viewed at https://www.placervillespeedway.com/covid-faqs

This Saturday’s event can be seen live via pay-per-view at www.floracing.com

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

THUNDER ON THE HILL CONTINUES IN 2020 . . . . .

USAC NATIONAL MIDGET SERIES HEADS TO GRANDVIEW FOR DOUBLEHEADER WITH 358 NASCAR MODIFIEDS TUESDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 4

BECHTELSVILLE, PA JULY 23, 2020 . . . . The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is back at the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, August 4, for the Ken Brenn Midget Masters showcasing the NOS Energy USAC National Midgets in a doubleheader with the NASCAR 358 Modifieds. After qualifying is completed for both divisions, the USAC Midgets will battle in a 30 lap main event paying $3,500 to the winner as the Modifieds close out the night with a $3,000 to win 30 lap feature. The 2020 event marks the second running of the Ken Brenn USAC Midget Masters, won last year by Chris Windom after a heated battle with Tyler "Sunshine" Courtney.

The Midgets have a long and rich history at Grandview, and many say, the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA is the perfect track to run these race cars. The winningest driver in the Midgets at Grandview is Morgantown, PA's Leigh Earnshaw, with 22 wins. Bobby Cicconi is a 20-time midget winner followed by George Ferguson Jr (17), Johnny Coy (13), and John Heydenreich with 10 victories. The past midget winners list at Grandview looks like a page out of the history books with legendary drivers like: Lenny Boyd, Hank Rogers Jr., Jimmy Maguire, Van May, Nick Fornoro, Duane Carter, Jimmy Kirk, Johnny Hubbard, Dana Carter, Midge Miller, Jan Opperman, Don Kreitz Sr., Len Duncan, Earl Halaquist, Stevie Howard, Sleepy Tripp, Ronnie Dunstan, Rich Volger and Jerry Coons just to name a few. In total, sixty-one different drivers have shared victories in the 228 feature events presented at Grandview Speedway.

This special night is dedicated to Ken Brenn, an individual with a reputation rich in midget history and someone who once promoted midget racing at Grandview. Ken Brenn is an absolute "class act" and has been part of the local racing fabric for many years, enjoying much success as a modified car owner and a former promoter of the Bridgeport Speedway. Some other surprises are being arranged as we honor Ken -- who plans to be at this event and drop the first green flag of the night!

The Tuesday, August 4 event at Grandview Speedway opens Pennsylvania Midget Speed Week -- five consecutive nights of racing, highlighting the 2020 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series.

Time trials and qualifying events will lead up to the Ken Brenn Midget Masters 30-lap feature event paying $3,500 to the winner.

The 358 Modifieds will play an equally important part of this event with qualifying and a 30 lap feature that will $3,000 to the winner. Ryan Watt is hot off a Thunder on the Hill victory Tuesday night when he thrilled fans taking the win over a four-car race for the top spot. Jeff Strunk, Duane Howard, Craig VonDohren, Rick Lukach, Doug Manmiller, Brett Kressley, Kevin Hirthler, to name a few.

The Tuesday night, August 4, Ken Brenn Midget Masters and 358 NASCAR Modified doubleheader will get underway at 7:30 PM with gates opening at 5 PM. Low, Down & Dirty is already hard at work planning the pre-race Meet and Greet. Some expected USAC Midget entries in addition to Chris Windom, Tyler Courtney, and Buddy Kofoid include Tanner Thorson, Cannon McIntosh, Tanner Carrick, Justin Grant, and Cole Bodine just to name a few.

Adult admission tickets are $28, Children 6 to 11 are $10, Children 5 and under will be admitted free. The pit fee is $40, and a license is not required. Advance tickets are available by calling 443 513 4456. Please speak clearly and provide your first and last name and the number of tickets you need. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the WILL CALL window on race night. We ask that you please bring exact change. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM. Advance tickets orders can be processed up to the day before the race. We apologize, but advance tickets will NOT be available on race day.

The conditions and requirements under the COVID-19 situation are ever-changing, and we will provide updates as we approach race night. To offer the safest possible conditions for our fans, competitors, officials, safety crew, and track employees, we are making the following requests.

Please bring exact change when purchasing general admission tickets or pit passes.

We also advise that you wear a face mask, although not mandatory.

When possible, especially when standing in line, practice social distancing, and be considerate of the individuals around you.

Also, as much as we want you to join us if you are not feeling well, please do not attend.

2020 Thunder on the Hill Race Dates:

Tuesday, August 4 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

USAC National Midgets Ken Brenn Midget Masters & 358 Modifieds*

Thursday, August 27 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

Tony Stewart's All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds"

Saturday, October 17 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 6 PM

MODS AT THE MADHOUSE Trick or Treat Triple 20's & Sportsman

Grandview Speedway Contact Information

GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505

Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA

Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688

Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456

Series Website: http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

 

 

Knoxville Raceway

Jersey Freeze/Dennison Racing Tee's "Christmas in July" Night

This Saturday it's Jersey Freeze/Dennison Racing Tee's "Christmas in July" night at Knoxville Raceway!

Can Rico Abreu make it back-to-back race wins? Only 24 points separate 360 drivers Jamie Ball and Carson McCarl in the championship hunt! Will Matthew Stelzer break his winless streak? Find out this Saturday, July 25!

Gates open at 5:30pm for ALL guests. Hot laps begin at 6:45pm. Adult tickets are $15. Teens are $10. Children 12 and under are free. The Merriest Night of Racing All Year

Trim the tree. Hang the stockings. Get your list for Santa ready. It's "Christmas in July" time at Knoxville Raceway.

This Saturday, July 25, Santa Claus will be passing out gifts to the first 200 children (12 and under) who enter the gates starting at 5:30pm. Our sponsor, Jersey Freeze, will also be giving children sundae coupons!

As you enter the property, stroll down the "Avenue of Trees". Several businesses and organizations in town have decorated Christmas trees for the event. Vote on your favorite tree by making a donation of ANY amount, big or small, in the box next to the tree. The winning tree will be announced before the A-Mains. All money raised will go to the Knoxville Scholarship Foundation.

AND...get out your ugly Christmas sweaters or any Christmas apparel you may have. The winner of the best Christmas outfit - voted by fan applause - will win four free grandstand tickets to our Weiler Night with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All-Star Circuit of Champions on August 1!

If you have questions or would like to have a tree on display, contact Kendra Jacobs at KendraJ@KnoxvilleRaceway.com

 

 

Country Builders Construction Signs On as Newest Marketing Partner for the Osky Challenges in August

(PETERSEN MEDIA)- Long time car owner and sprint car supporter, Weldon Offill, and Livermore, CA based Country Builders Construction have signed on as the newest marketing partner of this coming August’s Osky Challenges at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, IA.

“I am extremely thankful to have Weldon Offill’s support on this race,” Terry McCarl said. “I was fortunate enough drive for Weldon early in my career, and Country Builders Construction continues to support my racing efforts personally, so it is very cool to now have them involved in both the Front Row Challenge and the Ultimate Challenge.”

Country Builders Construction is offering up an extra $1000 to the winner of each division that competes at the Osky Challenges during both nights of action.

Sunday August 9th the Ultimate Challenge takes center stage with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and the POWRi WAR Non-Wing Series with the winner of each scheduled to take home $3000. However, if the winners choose to run the Country Builders Construction decal on their car, it will bump their prize money up to $4000.

Monday night, the 410’s take over and they will compete for a for a cool $10,000 top prize while the 305’s are vying for their share of the $1000 that the winner gets. The same deal is up for grabs on this night as well. Run the Country Builders Construction decal, win, and add $1000 to your check.

It doesn’t stop here however. If any of these cars continue to run the Country Builders Construction decal on their car during the three-day ‘One Time Only” event taking place at Knoxville Raceway August 13-15th, they will add $1000 on to their checks during this event as well should they win on any given night.

“Like I said I can’t thank Weldon Offill enough for this added bonus,” McCarl added. “It is pretty cool. If you are running Osky and the 410’s at Knoxville the following week, grab the Country Builders Construction decal, and run it because there’s $1000 on the line if you are able to win.”

JOIN THE TEAM- Any marketing partners interested in getting involved with Front Row Challenge Enterprise, LLC, please reach out to 515-957-0020.


 

Dominic Scelzi Scores Podium in Illinois and Top 10 in Iowa

Inside Line Promotions – KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 22, 2020) – Dominic Scelzi captured a podium finish during an efficient weekend in the Midwest.

The action started last Friday when he made his debut at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Ill., where Scelzi opened the Midwest Open Wheel Association event by maneuvering from sixth to second place in a heat race. That earned a spot into the feature redraw. Unfortunately, Scelzi pulled the biggest number – eight – to line up on the outside of the fourth row in the A Main.

“It was the first night out in our brand new car,” he said. “I felt great from the get-go. We moved up through the heat race and made the feature redraw. I wish we would have drawn better than eighth, but that was the card we were dealt.

“We got to the top four fairly fast in the feature. Then we got by Shane (Stewart) and then by Paul (Nienhiser). I felt like we were every bit as good as Rico (Abreu). He made a good move in traffic when I got close to him and that was the end of the race.”

Scelzi’s second-place showing was his 10th top five of the season.

He then headed to Knoxville Raceway for a race on Saturday, qualifying 12 th quickest and gaining a spot in a heat race to place second. That ranked him 10th in overall points to give Scelzi the 10 th starting spot for the feature.

“We unloaded and I felt pretty good, but we had the wrong gear in for qualifying,” he said. “We didn’t turn the RPMs we needed to and that hurt our lap time. I felt really good in the heat race and in the main event we tried some stuff that didn’t work. We were really tight. The last few laps our engine overheated and we lost some speed as well.”

Scelzi salvaged a ninth-place finish, which was his 15th top 10 of the season and his best outing at Knoxville Raceway this season.

He plans to return to the half-mile oval this Saturday to compete in the 360ci sprint car division.

QUICK RESULTS –

July 17 – Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Ill. – Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 2 (8).

July 18 – Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa – Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 9 (10).

SEASON STATS –

32 races, 2 wins, 10 top fives, 15 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

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 – Fuel Delivery Services, Inc.

Based in Stockton, Calif., Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., is a premier bulk transporter of refined petroleum products. For more information, visit http://www.FuelDeliveryServices.net .

“Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., has been a partner of ours since the first year we began racing sprint cars,” Scelzi said. “They supply a lot of product for our family business as well. We’ve been fortunate to work with them for more than a decade.”

Scelzi would like to thank Scelzi Enterprises, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Whipple Superchargers, FK Rod Ends, Roth Motorsports, Panella Trucking, Schoenfeld Headers, Red Line Oil, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, K&N Filters, Allstar Performance, Meridian Steel, Kenny’s Components, Sparco, Auto Meter and Worldwide Bearings for their continued support.

 

USAC Midwest Wingless Sprints Headline Comfort Inn Night at Central Missouri Speedway!

Warrensburg, Missouri) Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) hosts Comfort Inn Race night this Saturday featuring the first-ever appearance of the recently formed USAC Midwest Wingless Racing Association sprint cars. A-Mods, B-Mods, Mod-Lites, and Pure Stocks are also on tap for this weekend’s action. Street Stocks have the weekend off this Saturday.

A long-time partner of the track, Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station, at 609 East Russell Ave in Warrensburg, Missouri offers a 10% racer’s discount. Featuring a lowest price guarantee, guests earn Choice Privileges points on eligible stays. Amenities include smoke-free hotel, free WiFi, free hot breakfast, free coffee, a fitness center, indoor pool and hot tub, laundry facilities, and free parking. Call (660) 429-4848 to book your stay.

Midwest Wingless Racing Association spokesperson, Raul Romero and CMS first began discussions in October of 2019 and had scheduled two separate events for the season but unfortunately the COVID-19 situation altered the CMS schedule in May and only one date remained on the schedule. There is a tight battle atop their standings heading into the CMS event with Wyatt Burks leading over Kory Schudy, Don Droud Jr., Chris Parkinson, and Wesley Smith. For more information visit facebook.com/MidwestWinglessRacingAssociation.

A-Mods, B-Mods, Mod-Lites, and Pure Stocks will compete for their weekly championship track points during the night’s action. Weekly “to win” money for classes includes $1,000-to-win A-Mods, B-Mods for $500 to win, Mod-Lites $300, and Pure Stocks $270-to-win.

 

 

CONTINUED MANDATES FROM OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DUE TO COVID-19 FORCES SHARON'S JULY 25 EVENT TO BE CANCELLED

Hartford, OH July 22, 2020 Due to the continued mandates set forth by the Ohio Department of Health from the COVID-19 pandemic including no spectators being permitted throughout the state of Ohio, and with the management of Sharon Speedway choosing to abide by ODH's mandates along with directives from the Governor, there will be no racing on Saturday, July 25. As soon as restrictions are lifted, Sharon Speedway will resume the 2020 schedule of events. Stay tuned for an update next week on the status of the August 1 event.

Track rentals are available by contacting general manager Dave Willoughby at 330-770-1886.

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sharonspdwy.

 

 

CRSA Sets Sail For Penn Can Friday Night

Sodus, NY – The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series kicked off their 2020 season this past Saturday night at the Land of Legends Raceway. When the final checkered flag waved it was Cory Sparks picking up the win over an impressive 27-car field.

The series heads to the Penn Can Speedway Friday night, July 24th for the second event of the season and the first of two scheduled visits in 2020. Please see the Penn Can Speedway website (www.penncanspeedway.net) and social media pages for more details on the nights program.

Friday evenings visit just over the New York State border will be the first for the series since May 19th, 2017. On that night Thomas Radivoy picked up the win over eventual 2017 series champion Jeff Trombley, Eddie Strada, Dalton Herrick and Geoff Quckenbush.

Prior to the 2017 event, the series visited the Penn Can Speedway on October 15th, 2016. Josh Flint picked up the feature win that day over Brian Krummel, Trombley, Scott Goodrich and Kyle Smith.

Please stay tuned to the CRSA website and social media pages for further updates on the 2020 season.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprints.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

 

 

Andy Gregg 13th at Placerville Speedway; Mark Forni Classic On Tap

PETERSEN MEDIA: Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, Andy Gregg would get in one final night of action on the bullring before this weekend’s Mark Forni Classic, and event that is a staple at the speedway and a race that Gregg has previously won.

“It has been a weird year for us, and it was good to get into the feature and make some laps to prepare for this weekend’s Forni,” Gregg said. “We have been really fast, just things have continued to happen and on Saturday we had some more bad luck kind of hinder our result.”

Timing the GUTS/LAL Motorsports/Crane Inspection Agency No. 16x machine in sixth fastest in time trials, the Placerville, CA driver would overcome a heat race spin and tally a third-place finish.

Having a little luck on his side, Gregg would sneak into the redraw where the one pill put him on the pole for the 25-lap Prelude to the Forni feature event.

Following pre feature track prep, Gregg would slip back to fourth as he was a little tight on the extremely fast Placerville Speedway surface. As the track blew off after the re-work, Gregg would continue battle inside the Top-5 during the first half of the race.

On the race’s 14th lap, contact from another driver would send Gregg spinning off the speedway and he would bring out the caution and go all the way back to 19th.

Over the course of the final 10-laps, Gregg would work his way back forward a few positions and he closed his night out with a 13th place finish.

“We kind of got the raw end of a deal there around the halfway point, but still it was good to know we had a good car,” Gregg said. “Looking forward to running the Forni this weekend and hoping we can continue to be fast.”

Andy would like to thank GUTS, LAL Motorsports, Crane Inspection Agency, Meyers and Son Drywall, Sierra Ice, CTL Forest Management, Nail It Roofing, ARP Enterprises, Ervin Sales, Triple X, Wilwood, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, K&N, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Amerikote, Pony Express Service, Eagle Grit, and MF Inc. for their support in 2020.

ON TAP: Gregg will be back at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-3, Wins- 0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

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

 

 

Tanner Carrick Looks Forward to Winged Weekend After Tough Mid-America Midget Week

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in Mid-America Midget Week with the Petry Motorsports team, a week riddled with bad luck as Tanner Carrick looking forward to a weekend of winged racing in his native California.

“We just had bad luck all weekend long it seemed like,” Tanner Carrick said. “Friday and Saturday, we struggled a bit, but Sunday and Tuesday we were really good, just kind of got caught up in some bad luck.”

At Jefferson County Speedway in Nebraska both Friday night and Saturday night, Carrick would open the four-race stretch up by claiming an 11th place finish aboard the Arai/K1 Race Gear/Mobil1 backed entry, before finishing 10th on Saturday night.

Heading to Kansas on Sunday night, Carrick would have a good night going at Caney Valley Speedway as he kicked the night off by timing in 10th fastest in time trials.

Finishing third in his heat race, the Lincoln, CA driver would line up 10th in the feature event. Coming alive in the ‘A’, Carrick showcased a very strong car as he worked his way through the field with precision.

Getting into third, a car would get out of shape in front of him as he looked to make a move on second and with nowhere to go, he would get collected and end up finishing 17th.

Tuesday night brought the close to Mid-America Midget Week as the series checked into Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, OK.

Having engine issues in hot laps, the team was able to just get a new bullet into Carrick’s machine and narrowly make time trials where he would time in 12th quickest.

Running second in his heat race, Carrick transferred directly into the 30-lap where he would take the green flag from the 15th starting position. Just as he did on Sunday night, Carrick was able to survive some early yellow’s and make his way into the Top-5 late in the feature.

Getting up into fourth, Carrick would pressure for a spot on the podium but close quarters racing action would see him get squeezed into a infield tire and cause front end damage as he slipped back to fifth.

Trying to hang on, the issues would finally give way, and Carrick’s night would come to an end with a 16th place finish.

“We had an awesome car, just no luck,” Carrick said. “Thanks to the guys for all of their hard work. Now I will head to CA and get some laps in the family sprint car this weekend.”

Tanner Carrick at Petry Motorsports would like to thank Arai, K1 Race Gear, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Keizer Wheels, ZMax, DR Horton, Toyota TRD, CVC, Cemex, BK Titanium, Interstate Oil Company, Emerald, and Harris & Sloan for their support.

2020 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-21, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-10

ON TAP: Carrick will now head back to CA as he reunites with his family sprint car team. He will be in action on Wednesday night at Marysville Raceway, possible Ocean Speedway on Friday, Placerville Speedway on Saturday, and Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA on Sunday.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1.

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Paul Nienhiser Third at Lincoln Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Competing with MOWA on Friday night at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, IL, Paul Nienhiser would battle the likes of Rico Abreu and Dominic Scelzi before settling for a third-place finish.

“We put some new bars and shocks on our car for the weekend, and things went a lot better than they did our last time out,” Paul Nienhiser said. “We had some good speed and came away with a good finish.”

Lining up on the inside of the second row in his heat race, the Chapin, IL driver got a great start and jumped out to the lead. Checking out, Nienhiser would take the win and garner a position in the all-important redraw.

Drawing the one, Nienhiser lined the Cam2 Blue Blood Racing Oil/Mason Sound/Innovative Design No. 9x machine up on the front row alongside Rico Abreu.

Dicing it up for the race lead in the early goings of the feature event, Nienhiser would settle into second as Abreu took command of the race and began to pull away.

A couple of restarts would put the leaders nose to tail, but Abreu would continue to flex his muscle and quickly build up a gap over Nienhiser. In open track Abreu would keep his pace, but in traffic, Nienhiser was able to close the gap.

Getting up to Abreu’s rear bumper, Nienhiser would make a mistake on the cushion with just five laps to go in the race and it would allow Dominic Scelzi to overtake him for the second position.

Hanging on to the final spot on the podium, Nienhiser was pleased with how his car felt as he capped the night off with a third place finish.

“It was a reassuring night after the last couple of weeks that I have had, and I think we are back on the right track,” Nienhiser said. “We will get back after it this weekend, and see if we can continue to head the direction.”

Nienhiser would like to thank CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil, Mason Sound, Innovative Design, Bradshaw Custom Pumping, Wessler Bros. Agency, Bob Hawks Auto Body, Littleton Storm & Timber, Fierce Herbicide, Sunstoppers Window Tinting, Engler Machine and Tool, FK Indy, Rider Racing Engines, Kaeding Performance, Smith Titanium Products, Vortex Wings, Signature Signs and Design, and Team Simpson for their continued support.

2020 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-15, Wins-1, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-6

ON TAP: Paul Nienhiser will be back at Jacksonville Speedway on Friday night, and will possible head to Beaver Dam on Saturday night.

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

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Terry McCarl Picks Up First Win of 2020 To Cap Off Big Week of Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA: Terry McCarl and the Destiny Motorsports team had a strong three-night stretch of racing that saw the team run second at Jackson Motorplex Friday, third at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, and win at Rapid City Speedway on Tuesday.

“It was a really good stretch of races for our team,” McCarl said. “We had a car good enough to win all three nights, and to finally pick one off on Tuesday felt good.”

Tuesday night, McCarl and company would check into Rapid City Speedway for as MSTS event.

Lining up seventh in his heat race aboard the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/TheSnowPlow.com backed No. 4 machine, McCarl would have a big points race as he worked his way forward and finished fourth.

Finding himself on the pole of the feature event, the Altoona, IA driver would not be denied on this night. After leading a ton of laps on Friday and Saturday night only to finish second and third, TMAC would get the job done on Tuesday night.

Running a very strong race, McCarl would pick up his first win of the 2020 season to cap off a strong three race swing for the Destiny Motorsports team.

The weekend kicked off on Friday night at Jackson Motorplex where TMAC timed his mount in second quickest in time trials, before racing to a second place finish in his heat race.

Leading the field to green in the feature, McCarl would get off to a great start as he led the way early. With Justin Henderson giving chase, McCarl would briefly fall back to second only to make a move back around Henderson to claim the top spot and begin to open up a gap.

Getting into traffic in the race’s waning laps, Henderson would close back in on TMAC and it would set up for quite the finish. With McCarl hitting the bottom wrong in three and four with just two laps to go, it would allow Henderson to ride the momentum up top and take the lead and go on to win, as TMAC finished second on this night.

Heading to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night, McCarl continued to show a lot of speed as he opened the night up by timing in fifth quickest in qualifying time trials.

Picking up a fourth place finish in his heat race, McCarl would line up on the front row of the feature event alongside Lynton Jeffrey.

Getting the jump, McCarl looked very sporty on the famed ½ mile has set a strong pace early, despite a couple of stoppages.

Enduring a broken throttle spring on the opening lap, it became more challenging for McCarl to roll the bottom as the race wore on and it allowed Brian Brown to close in on him in the latter stages of the race.

Leading all the way until lap 18, McCarl would slip back to second and on the last lap would fall to third as Rico Abreu was able to get by him.

“Saturday night was disappointing because we had such a good car,” McCarl said. “It was bittersweet, but great to end up on the podium. Overall, a really good week for our team, and looking forward to getting back to Knoxville this weekend.”

MERCH ALERT- New Terry McCarl “Made America Race Again” shirts are now available for purchase! Check out his website, or visit his merchandise trailer when it is available.

Destiny Motorsports and Terry McCarl would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, TheSnowPlow.com, STC, JLT Ent., KC Breweries, Justice Brothers, HRP, Country Builders Construction, Real-Geese, Octane Ink, CM Rock, Bosma Poultry, Inc., Rob-See-Co., Chris Spaulding Attorney at Law, Kilani Fenders, T.H. Custom Manufacturing, Burnett’s Rock and Landscaping, Phil & Vivian, Bob & Beulah, Mastell Brothers, Central Iowa Sheds, Aurora Rod Ends, Winters Performance, Crow Safety, All Pro, Engler, , All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, Pro Shocks, Wilwood, Weld Wheels, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Indy, Petersen Media, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Hoosier Tires North, AL Drivelines, Saldana Tanks, Smith Titanium, and Scribner Engineering for their continued support.

2020 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 31, Wins-1, Top 5’s-9, Top 10’s-13.

ON TAP: TMAC and Destiny Motorsports will be back at Knoxville Raceway on Saturady.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com.

For inside access to Terry McCarl give him a follow on Twitter @TerryMcCarl24 or visit his website at www.terrymccarl.com.

 

 

Bull Ring Nationals Double-Header on Tap for URSS at Rush Co. Speedway

The Mel Hambelton Ford Racing POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series will head to “The Bullring” of Rush County Speedway in LaCrosse, Kansas for the Bull Ring Nationals on Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26. The preparation and awesome racing provided by the Rush County Speedway crew is one of the favorites for United Rebel Sprint Series drivers and fans. Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Jake Martens was crowned the 2019 Bull Ring Nationals champion.

The Bull Ring Nationals will pay $700 to the winner on Saturday night, and $1000 will be on the line for the top spot on Sunday. With the United Rebel Sprint Series Sprint Cars will be Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks, and the KAR Antiques. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30PM both nights with racing slated to begin at 7PM.

Out of eleven races this year, there have been nine different drivers victorious with the United Rebel Sprint Series, including Zach Blurton with three, Kyler Johnson, Jed Werner, Koby Walters, Brett Becker, Jake Bubak, Ty Williams, Jason Martin, and Taylor Velasquez all with one each.

Ty Williams remains the points leader by fourteen points over JD Johnson. Kyler Johnson has edged ahead of Zach Blurton for third, and Taylor Velasquez has moved up to round out the top-five in points standings with the POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing.

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

Wednesday, July 22

Big news today from the WA Government

· Perth Motorplex will reopen in August for track hire and in October for the drag racing and speedway season following a five-month closure due to COVID-19

· Current venue operator VenuesWest is planning to transition to a new venue operator later in this financial year

· Planning for the 2020-21 motorsports season is underway

The roar of dragsters and speedway cars will once again be heard at Perth Motorplex come October.

COVID-19 caused an early end to the 2019-20 season followed by a complete venue closure over the winter months.

VenuesWest will now finalise the process to secure a suitable venue operator. It is planned for a new operator to take over part way through the 2020-21 season.

The season will be prepared under current COVID-19 restrictions, with the flexibility to adapt closer to the commencement of the season should restrictions change.

An extensive transition plan will be implemented to ensure a smooth handover to the new operator, so motorsports competitors and fans can be assured that the return to racing will be as seamless as possible.

Perth Motorplex achieved great results across drag racing, speedway, burnouts and special events last season and VenuesWest, looks forward to building on that success in the coming season.

“I look forward to another successful year of racing and events at WA’s best motorsports facility," said Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray.

“The appointment of a new venue operator for Perth Motorplex will give long term assurance to the motorsports community.

“VenuesWest and its staff should be congratulated for their interim management of Perth Motorplex through the process to secure a long-term venue operator and I look forward to that announcement in due course.”

 

 

Walter aims to regroup after tough Plymouth IRA outing

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) July 22, 2020 – Josh Walter and members of the Plymouth, Wis.-based Torque Racing team hoped some local knowledge and past success would be just what the doctor ordered as they joined the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, July 18.

Walter was among a total of 23 IRA 410 Sprint Car teams to check in for the all-Sprint Car event, which was held in conjunction with the Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car Series and IRA Lightning Sprints.

Competing at his hometown track, the night got off to a rocky start for Walter as he drifted high in turn two and made contact with the backstretch wall on his first of two qualifying laps. The 15th-year driver recovered on the second qualifying circuit to record a lap of 13.118 seconds, which was good for 20th in the 23-car field.

“We had another awful night,” Walter said. “The car was a bit bent after the incidents we had at our previous race at 141 Speedway on July 5th. We tried something to compensate set-up wise and the car was just too tight in qualifying.”

Walter lined up seventh in the second IRA heat race and held his position throughout the 10-lap event.

“We were able to make some more adjustments to get the car to get around the track better in the heat race,” Walter.

In the 30-lap IRA A main, Josh rolled off 20th and quickly moved up to the high groove to advance to 18th on lap 3. The first yellow flag appeared on lap 17 when IRA rookie Jack Routson spun in turn two.

On the restart, Walter moved up two more spots to 15th and continued to work his way gradually through the field when Routson spun again in turn four on lap 20.

As the yellow was displayed, Walter caught the cushion and spun to stop in turn two. The incident was enough to end Walter’s night as he was credited with a 20th-place finish in a race won by Bill Balog.

“For feature time, we were able to adjust the car further to compensate for the bent chassis,” Walter said. “We were making gains until a caution came out and I needed to lift for the yellow when I was running the cushion.

“Right as I lifted for the yellow, my right rear tire dug into the cushion and threw the car toward the wall, ending our night,” he said.

After the tough outing at Plymouth, Walter and the Torque Racing team will be taking some time to regroup and secure a new chassis before scheduling a return to the track.

“We plan to get a new chassis and get back on the track yet this summer,” Walter said. “We will be going through every component of the car with a fine tooth comb and checking that there are no engine or driveline issues before we get back out. We will be sure to let everyone know through our Torque Racing social media pages on Facebook and Twitter as soon as we know when and where we plan to return.”

Torque Racing sponsors for the 2020 season included JDV Lawncare, Brittany's School of Dance, Sheboygan by Owner, Plymouth Tap, Doug's Quality Beef, Cow Pies, Full Throttle Ink, Lakehouse Bar & Grill, Home Transitions, Oostburg Concrete, Services, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions. Torque Racing Sponsor Showcase – Sheboygan by Owner, Home Transitions Sheboygan by Owner was created in 2003 to give sellers of real estate in Sheboygan, Calumet and Manitowoc Counites an avenue to sell their own home, while having a presence on the internet and access to real estate partners at a low flat fee rate, which allows them to keep more money in their own pockets.

Sheboygan by Owner also gives buyers a quick glance at “for sale by owner” properties at the convenience of their homes/phones without having to call on every home they drive by or hear about.

“Homebuyers can search the web to see what the homes have to offer, and then call on only the ones they have an interest in, saving them both time and money,” said Allison Smith of Sheboygan by Owner.

Smith is thrilled to be involved with sponsoring Josh Walter and Torque Racing for the 2020 racing season.

“This a great opportunity to both help Josh and his racing team and to have another avenue to promote our business,” Smith said.

For more information and to view Sheboygan by Owner properties, visit www.sheboyganbyowner.com

Home Transitions began in 2002 as a referral and buyer-only real estate company. By 2008, it blossomed into a full-service real estate company serving customers located mainly in Sheboygan and Manitowoc counties, while reaching out to other outlying areas upon request.

“Home Transitions works best on referrals and the goal is to make the home buying and selling transition go smoothly for all parties,” Smith said.

For more information and to view Home Transitions properties, visit www.hometransitions.us

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.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970.

2020 Josh Walter-Torque Racing Upcoming Schedule To Be Announced

2020 Josh Walter-Torque Racing By The Numbers Total Events – 4 IRA events – 2 A-Main Victories – 0 B-Main Victories – 0 Top Five A-Main Finishes – 0 Top 10 A-Main Finishes – 0 Heat Race Victories – 0

 

 

NEWS FROM ROGERS FAMILY GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

WINGLESS SUPER SPORTSMAN, MODIFIEDS AND SPORTSMAN IN TRIPLEHEADER SATURDAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA JULY 21, 2020 . . . Ten time NASCAR track Modified champion Craig Von Dohren is working toward an 11th title as he sits on top of the T.P.Trailers Modified point standings with 1058 points. In the T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman division Brian Hirthler, a past champion, is leading the standings with 857 points. Both divisions of racing are part of the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series that encompasses tracks from across the nation.

Close behind Von Dohren, one feature win to his credit, is Doug Manmiller who has 1049 counters to his credit. Duane Howard, a six time Modified kingpin and defending champion, is third with 1016 points. Jared Umbenhauer, a three time Sportsman champ, holds on to fourth with 1010 points followed by Ryan Grim with 837 points.

Close behind Hirthler in the Sportsman chase is Jack Butler with 817 tallies. Third is Brad Arnold having earned 795 points. Chris Esposito holds on to fourth at 740 counters followed by Mark Kemmerer who has earned 737 points.

There have been 44 Modified racers and 45 Sportsman talents earn points so far this season.

Wingless Super Sportsman racers will be the attraction along with the T.P.Trailers Modifieds and T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman when Grandview Speedway offers fans an exciting tripleheader show on Saturday, July 25th. And there is no increase in admission with adults paying just $15 and all under 12 being admitted free. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. and pits open at 4 p.m. Racing gets the green flag at 7:30 p.m.

The Low Down & Dirty Meet & Greet will feature Modified racer Louden Reimert and Wingless Super Sportsman drivers Steve Wilburn and Rohan Beasley. It all gets started in the front gate area at 5 p.m.

Fans attending events at Grandview are reminded to practice social distancing. Masks are recommended but not mandatory and if you are not feeling well please consider staying at home.

Coming up on Saturday, August 1st is the 50th Annual Forrest Rogers Memorial dedicated to the man who had the idea and then created the one-third-mile, clay banked speedway that has become one of the most successful weekly short tracks in the nation. Modifieds will be racing for $10,000 to win. Sportsman will be the second part of the doubleheader. Adult admission is $25, youngster 6 thru 11 pay just $5 and those under 6 are admitted free.

Long time fan Jim Gilmore has posted $200 for the leader of Lap 7 in the Rogers Memorial in the name of the late Charley Gilmore who was a standout racer at Grandview for many years.

For additional information check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.

 

 

Setters Heading to Electric City Speedway Riding Winning Streak Before Trip to Big Sky Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SPIRIT LAKE, Idaho (July 21, 2020) - James Setters is looking to keep his winning streak alive as he ventures to Montana this weekend.

Setters has captured each of the first three Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series races this season - all at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls. The bullring hosts Round 4 on Friday.

"Hopefully we keep doing the same thing," he said. "We're learning a lot about the Slade shocks and we're getting better at the setups. It gives me tons of confidence and it helps me out in our family car as well."

Setters' winning streak is technically six dating back to last year. He has led the Mike Quigley owned sprint car to a clean sweep during the last two programs, winning both the heat race and the main event.

Setters will also make his season debut in his family owned 360ci sprint car on Saturday at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., with the ASCS Frontier Region.

"It's a different car and a different track," he said. "I haven't raced there much, but I really like that track."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., with the Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series and Saturday at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., with the ASCS Frontier Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/setters_james

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/james.setters.188

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jameslsetters/

SPONSORS -

Setters would like to thank ProWest Motorsports, AFEX Graphics and Slade Shock Technology for their continued support.

 

 

Amantea Fights Mechanical Problems for Podium at Spirit Auto Center Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - BECHTELSVILLE, Pa. (July 21, 2020) - Joey Amantea landed on the podium during his first visit of the season to Spirit Auto Center Speedway last Friday when he finished third in wingless micro sprint competition.

The result was the best outing of a three-race week that also saw Amantea place 10th in wingless micro sprint action on Wednesday at Action Track USA and end in the B Main at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night in a 360ci sprint car.

"We continued to deal with motor issues and that made the week extremely frustrating," he said. "To salvage a podium finish was really a nice feeling because it was shaping up to be a bad week."

Amantea kicked off the week on Wednesday at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa., where he advanced one position in a heat race to finish fourth and earn the 10th starting spot in the feature. He was running as high as second before a caution negated several passes and placed him in sixth. After the restart, contact with another driver caused his car to lose power steering and he nursed the car home to a 10th-place finish.

"We lost a bunch of coolant in the feature and the motor wasn't running well," he said. "We found out after the race that we had a blown head gasket so I'd say I was lucky to even hold on for 10th."

On Friday the team headed to Spirit Auto Center Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., where Amantea advanced one position in a heat race to finish second. He started the feature from the 11th position and within four laps he was running in fourth. A few laps later he made a move for first and hopped the right-rear tire of the leader, which caused him to fall backwards. Amantea rallied to advance back through the field to third, where he finished as he dealt with late-race overheating problems.

"We were still struggling with motor issues, but the car almost acted as if there wasn't an issue at all," he said. "We were running all over the track and were in position to maybe steal a win before I jumped the leader's right rear. Luckily, we kept our spot and got a top three."

Amantea finished off the weekend on Saturday as he jumped behind the wheel of the Burke Racing No. 54 360ci sprint car to compete with the United Racing Club at Grandview Speedway. He finished eighth in a heat race and 11 th in the B Main.

"It was another learning experience and I'm glad to put Grandview in the rearview," he said. "We were not great in the heat race and I screwed up in the B Main. It was just a night I'd like to forget."

Next up for Amantea will be a four-race week consisting of wingless micro sprint races at Action Track USA on Wednesday; at Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, Pa., on Friday; at Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa., on Saturday; and at Spirit Auto Center Speedway on Sunday.

"It seems like we've been dealing with nothing but misfortune and bad luck here lately," he said. "So a four-race week is just what the doctor ordered and hopefully we can finish it out with win No. 2 on the year and some good runs."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 15 - Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa. (wingless micro) - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 10 (10).

June 17 - Sprit Auto Center Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J (wingless micro) - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 3 (11).

June 18 - Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa. (360 sprint car) - Heat race: 8 (7); B Main: 11 (6).

SEASON STATS -

27 races, 1 win, 9 top fives, 17 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 22 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa.; Friday at Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, Pa.; Saturday at Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa.; and Sunday at Spirit Auto Center Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.joeyamantearacing.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joeyamantea88J

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - JPA Masonry

JPA Masonry, which is located in Mt. Pocono, Pa., is a trusted and experienced masonry leader in the Poconos. Although established in 2001, contractor and owner, Joseph P. Amantea (JPA), has almost 20 years of experience in the masonry field, including custom stone and design. For more information, visit http://www.JPAMasonry.com.

"JPA Masonry drives our race team," Amantea said. "Without their support I wouldn't be able to race. I'm very appreciative of all they do for me."

Amantea would also like to thank Amantea Real Estate, Hyper Racing, Jet Signs, Radical Race Gear, Pensyl Enterprises and Gilroy Northeast Inc. Excavating and Construction for their continued support.

 

 

Williamson Battles for ASCS National Tour Podium Before Flat Tire at U.S. 36 Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 21, 2020) - Garet Williamson ran into misfortune last Friday when the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour was in action at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo.

Williamson placed second in his heat race and had one of the fastest cars on the track in the feature. Unfortunately, luck wasn't on his side.

Williamson charged from seventh to third and was making up ground on leaders Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Blake Hahn before a red flag. After the stoppage, the bleeder in a tire stuck and Williamson suffered a flat tire that dropped him to an 18th-place finish.

"It's super frustrating, but at the same time you got the car there," he said. "It's a plus and a minus. You have to take it with a grain of salt that you were there and things like that are going to happen.

"You have to learn from that, clear your head and go do it again. One of the biggest things about racing on the road is that you've got to have a clear head. If you are thinking about the last race, you're never going to be successful. Going into the next race with an open mind is half the battle."

Williamson took a positive attitude into Saturday's weekly 360ci sprint car program at Knoxville Raceway. Qualifying was the undoing of the Bryant Paver Motorsports team and buried Williamson for the remainder of the night, which ended in the B Main.

"Qualifying is huge there and it's one of the biggest things we struggle with because we don't qualify much," he said. "It's a whole different animal in itself. You've got to get as many laps there as you can, watch the track and watch other guys qualifying to see what the track looks like when they go out and where they run."

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour is off until the 360 Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway, which takes place Aug. 6-8. Until then, Williamson plans to visit Knoxville Raceway weekly to turn laps and gain experience for one of the top 360 races in the country.

"We are going there to learn so it's not like we are chasing points," he said. "We are going there to learn and get ready for the Nationals."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 17 - U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 18 (7).

July 18 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 17; Heat race 7 (9); B Main: 19 (13).

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 2 wins, 4 top fives, 7 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/garetw3

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Garet-Williamson-Racing-572353479787934/

SPONSORS -

Williamson would like to thank Mid-Mo Equipment, Lucas Oil Products, Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts, JBC Transport, LLC, Royal Power Sports, Mo State Construction, Schure Built Suspensions, Tiger Towing, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

West Jr. Heading to I-30 Speedway This Saturday After Strong Start to Rookie Season

Inside Line Promotions - ATOKA, Tenn. (July 21, 2020) - It hasn't taken long for Jeffrey West Jr. to adapt to 360ci winged sprint cars.

West Jr. spent a dozen years racing karts before climbing into the 305ci sprint car ranks in 2018. He transitioned to 360s this season and only four races into his rookie campaign has already captured attention.

"That first race of the season was at the Greg Hodnett Memorial (hosted by Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.)," he said. "I was able to win the heat race. I started fifth in the A Main and was able to get to fourth within the first lap or two. I rode there for 10 or 11 laps. We had a midway caution. A few laps after restarting we got into traffic and I was able to take the lead. With four laps to go a red flag came out. After we fired back up the motor started sputtering and we ran out of fuel on the restart.

"Going into that race if you told me I'd be leading or in contention to win I'd have said you're crazy. I was going out there to get experience. That's what this whole year is about. I was able to adjust to it fast. I can't complain about much."

Although he didn't get the ultimate result he wanted - West Jr. finished a career-best seventh - the 18-year-old who graduated from high school in May surprised people with how quickly he was a contender. West Jr. has made four starts this season and he nearly added a second top 10 during his most recent start when he won a heat race and placed 11th in the feature during his second career start with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"It's changed the outlook of the season in a way," he said. "At first we were looking to make shows. Now we're talking about competing for wins. It steps the intensity level up.

"I feel a lot more comfortable in a 360 having that much more power. The car drives a lot different. The 360 is more free. It drives how I envision a sprint car should drive."

West Jr. anticipates he will compete in approximately two dozen races this season, focusing mostly on regional competition with the ASCS Mid-South Region and USCS Series. His next race is this Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the ASCS Mid-South Region.

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the ASCS Mid-South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mainline Safety and Supply, Inc.

Mainline Safety and Supply, Inc., specializes in safety products and various supplies for multiple industries such as pipeline, construction and public safety. Mainline is a small-town business that focuses on building relationships in order to meet the unique needs of its customers. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Mainline-Safety-Supply-Inc-102055734677600/ .

"They deliver all kinds of warehouse equipment to companies that need it," West Jr. said. "They'll do sanitizing stuff and protective equipment. They are a new company that started this year and we're grateful to have their support."

West Jr. would like to thank Flashe Graphics, Rick's Powder Coating and Jeff and Kim West for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Scores Career-Best ASCS National Tour Finish at U.S. 36 Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 21, 2020) - Alex Hill captured her career-best result with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Friday night at U.S. 36 Raceway.

"The guys gave me a fast car all night," said Hill, who finished ninth after starting 15th. "It was really good on the bottom of the track. It was especially nice to get my best ASCS finish on the type of track where I don't usually do so well."

Hill's night began with a draw that placed her fourth in her heat race starting grid.

"We were pretty quick in our heat race," she said. "I was able to challenge the guy in third, but I couldn't quite make the pass and finished right behind him in fourth."

Multiple restarts and a car that worked well running the lower groove aided Hill's advancement in the night's main event.

"There were quite a few restarts and I was able to make a lot of my passes then," she said. "There weren't very many others who were running the bottom so that helped. The car was especially good off the exits in turns two and four."

A visit to Knoxville Raceway the following night began well for Hill. With a field of 46 cars on hand, time trials were split into two groups and she timed in 11th quickest in her group before finishing second in her heat race after starting on the pole.

"Qualifying went pretty good, but I think I could've had a quicker time if I ran both laps on the bottom instead of running one on the top groove," she said. "The motor stumbled at the start of the heat race. I think I would have won it if that didn't happen. I stayed with the leader and got close to him a couple of times, but couldn't make the pass."

Her second-place heat race finish placed her in the 19th starting position for the A Main.

"The feature didn't go quite as well," she said after ending 23 rd. "I had a good car, but I had trouble hitting the bottom in the first part of the race. I eventually got into a rhythm and closed in on the cars in front of me, but it was too late in the race to do much. I need to work on hitting my marks early in the race."

Up next for Hill will be a first-time visit to Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, on Tuesday for a Midwest Sprint Touring Series show followed by a return trip to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 17 - U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborne, Mo. - Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 9 (15).

July 18 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 23 (19).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fisher Racing Engines

Fisher Racing Engines is a long-time noted builder and supplier of racing engines, particularly for some of the top sprint car teams in the country. Fisher Racing Engines is located in Plain City, Ohio. Visit Fisher Racing Engines on Facebook or call (614) 873-7062 for more information.

"Fisher engines are fast," Hill said. "We like their power and reliability. They're the only engines we and our teammate, Sam, run now. Charlie and his son are great people."

Hill would also like to thank Townline Variety, BearPaw Convenience, Tony Stewart Racing, Ackland Insurance, Cool Chassis, Creative Edge Signs and Graphics, Lettrage Pixel, XYZ Machining, Strodes BBQ and Deli, Allstar Performance, PPM Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Total Rentals, Original Traders Energy, PAC Racing Springs, Wilwood, DMI, MicroBlue, Vorte Racing Products, Saldana Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products and Brown and Miller Racing Solutions for their continued support.

 

 

Bogucki Caps Weekend With Top-10 Performance at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 21, 2020) - Scott Bogucki enjoyed another efficient night at Knoxville Raceway last Saturday.

The SawBlade.com sponsored competitor set quick time, rallied from sixth to third place in a heat race and finished seventh in the main event for his eighth top-10 outing of the season.

"The thing runs amazing," he said. "I was really happy with seventh because we're showing constant consistency there, which is one of the things I've struggled with there. For a lot of the race I could see (Brian) Brown and the others. I was running sixth for a while and racing with Clint Garner for fifth. It's the best car I've ever had there. It's good for the confidence."

It was a needed result after a frustrating night on Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., where the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competed. Bogucki was leading his heat race when a mechanical problem derailed the remainder of his night.

"It was extremely frustrating," he said. "It's just the way it fell. We were in the fourth heat and then the B Feature was up. We were close, but ran out of time to get it swapped."

Bogucki was unable to get the engine changed and start a B Main, losing valuable points in the season standings. He now ranks seventh.

The ASCS National Tour is off for three weeks, which will allow Bogucki to focus on his program at Knoxville Raceway. He will return to the half-mile oval this Saturday.

"There's a couple of little things I want change like when I get in dirty air," he said. "I've been looking into it to try to fix that. We'll spend the next couple of weeks doing that and hopefully we can have a 360 Nationals showing like we've been having recently."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 17 - U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo. - Heat race: DNF (1); B Main: DNS (-).

July 18 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 7 (5).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 8 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

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"Everyone at SawBlade.com has been very supportive," Bogucki said. "They have stuck with me for three years as we've continued to build our race team and develop into a consistent contender. I appreciate their loyalty and support."

Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, Rod End Supply, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Momentum Suspension, KW Transport, Pac Torsion Bars, Maxim Chassis, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., Momentum Suspension, Howard Law and Findley and Sons for their support.

 

 

Starks Pleased With Speed Before Crash Ends Night Early at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 21, 2020) - Trey Starks continued to showcase speed last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

The Gobrecht Motorsports driver qualified 10th quickest and placed third in a heat race to garner the eighth starting position for the A Main.

"We felt really good," he said. "We were fast right out of the gate. We were decent in qualifying. We had a ton of speed in hot laps so we thought it should have translated a little better in qualifying, but we weren't far off. Then we were competitive in the heat race."

Unfortunately, an opening-lap crash resulted in a DNF and a damaged sprint car.

"A car got crossed up in front of us," Starks said. "We pulled down to the inside of him. He was on the cushion and may have got over the cushion, turned hard left across the track and made contact with our right front. It spun us around and we waited for people to pile into us. We got hit real hard in the front end."

The team is transitioning to a back-up car in order to get Starks behind the wheel Saturday during the next event at Knoxville Raceway. He enters the night ranked ninth in the championship standings.

First, Starks will pilot his family owned sprint car this Thursday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

"It'll be nice to get back to Skagit," he said. "We were fast the last time we were there. I'm looking forward to running around home because you don't really know these days when you'll get to race next."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 18 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 23 (8).

SEASON STATS -

24 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 8 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com .

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"E-Z-GO has supported Scott Gobrecht and his business for a long time," Starks said. "We all appreciate their support of our team."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank Golf Cart Services, Champion Brands, FK Rod Ends, J&J Auto Racing, Fibreworks Composites, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Beer Hill Gang, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Baker Door Company, Moose Lodge 720, Pro Shocks, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, DMI, Champion Spark Plugs, ISC Racers Tape, Schroth Racing, HMS Motorsports, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Rider Automotive, BAPS Motor Speedway and Saldana Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Wilson Maneuvers From 22nd to 15th During All Star Event at Port Royal Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (July 21, 2020) - A 15 th-place run last Saturday was the top moment of the weekend for Greg Wilson, who invaded Central Pennsylvania for a three-race spectacle with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1.

"Pennsylvania is as tough as it gets," he said. "Williams Grove, I love going there, but it doesn't fit anything that I do correctly. It's probably one of the few places where it's hard to go there and be good. Port Royal was pretty decent the first night, but it was frustrating the second night. We have really good speed as the night goes on, but we're just missing in the beginning."

The weekend began on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, where a high qualifying result put Wilson and his Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics and Gear Off Road sponsored team in too big of a hole to climb out of at the half-mile oval.

"Knowing there'd be good cars there and we don't normally time in good or race good, I thought I'm going to try a bunch of stuff," he said. "Hopefully we'll learn something and I'll get more comfortable. Sometimes it just doesn't work. That's kind of what happened. I made a plan and stuck to the plan. We changed everything we wanted to throughout the night, but it didn't make me anymore comfortable. Whenever we hit the gas we spun the tires."

The best night was Saturday at Port Royal Speedway, where Wilson qualified 24th quickest overall and fourth in his group to catch the heat race inversion. He then placed third in a heat race before finishing second in the B Main to lock into the 22nd starting position for the A Main.

"After Friday we changed and went back to what we're doing to have some success passing race cars," he said. "It worked so that was good. In the feature, in hindsight, we should have just dumped fuel in it and let it go instead of trying to make it better. We tightened up just a little more and dumped fuel in. The combination of the two wasn't the right thing to do. We still were okay, but I wish we would have left it alone."

Wilson's rally from 22nd to 15th was the fourth-most positions gained.

He returned to Port Royal Speedway on Sunday. Unfortunately, qualifying toward the back of the field made it tough to overcome even though Wilson moved forward in both his heat race and the C Main.

"We were in trouble after qualifying," he said. "With that format you have to go pass a bunch of cars in the heat race or else you're in the back of the C Main. At that point you want to take care of our equipment and make sure you don't wreck."

Wilson's racing plan is up in the air this weekend, but he has a Hercules Tires dealership visit on Thursday at Bessinger's Automotive Tire Pros in Pacific, Mo., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 17 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 38; Heat race: 10 (10); B Main: 15 (19).

July 18 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 3 (1); B Main: 2 (1); Feature: 15 (22).

July 19 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 44; Heat race: 10 (11); C Main: 4 (8).

SEASON STATS -

41 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 15 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

Thursday at Bessinger's Automotive Tire Pros in Pacific, Mo., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/GregWilsonw20

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

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"Since Chuck Bills got involved with our team in 2005 it's been pretty cool to develop a friendship and get all of the support from the Ohio Logistics employees," Wilson said. "To have a company stick with me for more than a dozen years and have their belief in me is pretty cool."

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Gear Off Road, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Magtech Ignition, Simpson Race Products, Banshee Graphics, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Wings Unlimited, Inter-State Truck Repair, ATL Fuel Cells, Sandridge Customs, Cooper Custom Powder, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Venturing to Pennsylvania for Four Races in Five Days

Inside Line Promotions - ATTICA, Ohio (July 21, 2020) - Four World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races in Pennsylvania are on this week's schedule for Jason Sides.

The action begins on Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup. Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown hosts the Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene on Thursday before Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg welcomes the Outlaws for the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals on Friday and Saturday.

"We've had a little bit of success at these tracks, but it can be pretty tough to just make the show when you're racing in Central Pennsylvania," he said. "This will be our first time racing there this year and there's a lot of talented drivers out there. Hopefully we can get qualified well and start on the front row of a heat race."

Sides only raced one time last week - a week ago Tuesday - at Attica Raceway Park during the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic.

"The last few years we haven't ran as well at Attica," he said. "It's tough and so is the field of drivers so our main goal is to make the show. We were able to do that and move forward a bit."

Sides qualified 12th quickest in his group and placed sixth in a heat race. That relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown. A third-place run garnered a transfer into the back of the main event and Sides picked up four spots in the feature to finish 19th.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 14 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 3 (3); Feature: 19 (23).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

38 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 5 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup; Thursday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene; and Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sides-Motorsports/283833970847?ref=br_tf

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"It's an exciting relationship," Sides said. "They are from Memphis and we're from Memphis. A lot of good bands and a lot of good racers come from Memphis. I used to race dirt bikes with guys that were on their setup crew years ago. I've been to several concerts and listened to their music for 20-plus years. We're excited to have them as part of the team."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, BR Motorsports, VRP Shocks, King Racing Products, Dancer Logistics, Inc., Jim Schuhknecht, R.E. Enterprises, FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Brad, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Brian Brown Garners Two Top Fives During Double Duty at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 21, 2020) - Brian Brown earned two top-five finishes last Saturday when he competed in two sprint car divisions at 'The Sprint Car Capital of the World.'

July 18 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville , Iowa (410 sprint car) - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (6); Feature: 2 (4).

"I've said it a hundred times, double duty is about Chad, Nate and dad doing all the extra work, especially with the temperature being almost 100 degrees," Brown said. "It was a pretty good night for us.

"We went second quick and won our heat race from sixth. We started fourth in the feature and had a really good battle to try to wrestle the lead from Terry (McCarl). We were able to do it with two or three laps to go, but I let Rico (Abreu) slip by on the last lap. I didn't protect the bottom when I should have. I was disappointed in myself. Coming off turn two I was going to run the same lane I'd been running, kind of a diamond move. When I got to the center of turn two my car didn't cut the way it had been so I had to let it drift. If I make that move and it cuts then I probably win, but I didn't. If I just protect the bottom, because I hit it five or six times during the race, maybe Rico couldn't get a run. Rico's last lap was half a second quicker than he'd been running. He ran it is as hard as he needed to and it stuck. It was real similar to a couple weeks ago when I almost passed Justin (Henderson) on the last lap."

July 18 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville , Iowa (360 sprint car) - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 4 (6).

"It's important in the coming weeks to getting qualified well," Brown said. "We did that and moved forward in the heat race. We got into fourth in the feature and I was able to get by Carson (McCarl) for third, but couldn't make it stick. They broke the 20-lap record. It was tough to make any hay as the race went green to checkered. The top 10 guys there are fast anywhere they go. They have to make mistakes or the track would have to get slicker in that scenario to make any moves. Neither of those happened so we ran fourth."

UP NEXT - Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

"We try to look at something every single week to get better or try something," Brown said. "That's what we did last weekend. It's hard when you're doing double duty to put a focus on a specific car. You're trying to get them both out there when you get called to staging. The next two weeks will be concentrating on the 410 to make sure we're as good as we're going to be when the big race happens next month. I feel like we're close and getting better. We're right on the cusp."

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 4 wins, 10 top fives, 16 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 22 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/

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"They maintain the landscaping at our shop and my house," Brown said. "They do the little things that give us the extra time to work on the race car. I recommend anyone looking for lawn and landscaping in mid-Missouri to give them a call."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, FVP Stay Tuned, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Champion Brands, Rams Racing, MC Power, Housby, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, J.D. Welding & Machine, Weld Wheels, Fischer Body Shop, Smiley's Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, The Waldinger Corporation, Restless Distillery, Factory Kahne Shocks, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny's Components, Rod End Supply, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines and MSD Ignition for their continued support.

 

 

Henderson Leads Sandvig Racing to 11th-Place Finish After Scoring Two 360 Wins

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 21, 2020) - Justin Henderson rebounded from mechanical woes in a heat race for the second consecutive week to pilot the Mike Sandvig Racing No. 7 to an 11th-place finish on Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway.

The win came on the heels of two straight 360ci sprint car wins for Henderson at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on Friday and earlier in the night at Knoxville Raceway. It banked Henderson an extra $3,000 bonus courtesy of team sponsor GRP Motorsports for the weekend sweep.

"Every time I hit the track in both cars we were really fast and I knew we'd be in contention from the first hot-lap session," he said. "Both cars are essentially sister cars, so to know we have speed in the 360 is a great feeling because we're learning and applying it to Mike's car as well."

Henderson began Saturday night in the Sandvig machine in time trial action by laying down a fastest lap of 17.763 seconds, which was good enough for seventh overall out of 24 cars in attendance. He then started fourth in a heat race, but a mechanical problem caused him to drop out early and finish eighth.

"We laid down a great lap in time trials and we were running along really nice in the heat race and the car jumped out of gear again," said Henderson, who dealt with a similar problem last weekend. "It was frustrating as we had positioned ourselves for a good starting spot and then the next thing you know you're in the hole again."

The team change shifter cables for the feature and Henderson lined up 16 th on the starting grid. Beaming with confidence following his win in the 360ci car, Henderson worked his way forward five positions to finish 11th.

"We were able to pass cars, which is reassuring and tells me we are good, but overall it was frustrating coming off the 360 win," he said. "I made a slight adjustment to my 360 that really paid off so I did the same thing to Mike's car and we were actually pretty good.

"Passing cars is nice and it was a good thing to salvage a decent outing, but I'd rather be starting further up and passing cars to contend for a win and not have to come through the whole field. It's just kind of bittersweet honestly, but those things happen."

Next up for Henderson and Sandvig will be another weekly show at Knoxville Raceway this Saturday. He enters the weekend seventh in the track standings, trailing sixth place by only 71 points.

"We've had two straight weeks where mechanical issues cost us good starting spots and I'm looking forward to the opportunity to right the ship a bit and get back on track," Henderson said. "We know we have good race cars and we know we have speed. I think we learned some things in the 360 that we can keep applying to Mike's car and I have no doubt we'll be in contention this weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 18 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 8 (4); Feature: 11 (16).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 6 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Henderson_racin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/90850346221/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Rider Racing Engines

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"We can't do this without great partners and they certainly make us fast night in and night out," Henderson said. "I always feel reassured knowing we have Rider power under the hood and I'm thankful for their help."

Sandvig would also like to thank Morton Buildings, Eszlinger Electric, Deberg Concrete, DeBerg Flooring, R2 Enterprise, GRP Motorsports, Winters Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, BK Racing TI Components, Triple X Race Co., Wings Unlimited, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, SBS FK Shocks, Hinchman Racewear, Heartland Kitchen Solutions, Blud Lubricants, Boji Custom Metal Works and Simpson Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Kyle Schuett Captures Season-Best Seventh-Place Finish at Macon Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - MACON, Ill. (July 21, 2020) - Kyle Schuett highlighted last weekend with a season-best outing during a Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series event at Macon Speedway on Saturday night.

"Our night at Macon started well," he said. "We started on the pole for our heat race. We led the entire race and won by about the length of the straightaway."

The feature redraw, which encompassed the top eight in heat race points, didn't go quite as well for Schuett as he drew the eighth starting spot.

"The starting position in the feature was important since the track took rubber around Lap 4," he said. "We ran seventh and had a couple of opportunities to pass cars, but couldn't quite complete them. Macon is a little fifth-mile track, so we didn't feel too bad about finishing seventh and bringing the car home in one piece."

His seventh-place result was his best of the season.

Friday night's pill draw for starting position in the heat race at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Ill., didn't go as well for Schuett. He started last - seventh - in his heat race.

"It took me too long to get around the cars I needed to pass," he said. "By the time I got to fifth there were only two or three laps left and I wasn't able to make a challenge for fourth."

Schuett's fifth-place run earned enough points to garner one of the 16 lock-in positions into the main event. He lined up on the inside of the eighth row.

"I was able to move up a couple of spots before I spun out," he said. "Then I restarted at the back and was in contention to gain more positions until the leader put me a lap down. My car could only run the top, but I moved to the bottom to get out of the way as a sign of respect. I couldn't get ahold of the race track enough to be competitive so I eventually pulled off to save our equipment.

"It was disappointing. If I wouldn't have spun, we probably could've finished in the top 10. It was a driver error, but that happens in racing. We'll be ready to go this weekend and we learned a lot from the changes we made Saturday night. We have some suspension changes in mind to make our car better as well."

Up next for Schuett are races at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., on Friday and at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis., on Saturday.

"We're excited to go to Jacksonville," he said. "We haven't been there this year, but we had success at the track last year. Plus, we learned quite a bit this past weekend and we're looking forward to using that at Jacksonville during the MOWA Series event.

"We're also looking forward to returning to Beaver Dam. We raced there twice this year with the World of Outlaws and we're excited to see how we'll do with the IRA Sprint Car Series."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 17 - Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Ill. - Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 18 (15).

July 18 - Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 7 (8).

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., with the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series and Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis., with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SchuettRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SchuettRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Schuett-Racing-Inc-764142200301233/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Allstar Performance

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"We appreciate the excellent customer support and timely shipping on all of the high-quality parts we receive from Allstar Performance," Schuett said.

Schuett would also like to thank Health Alliance, Progressive Propane, Roof Bolt Transport, Engler Machine and Tool, AMSOIL, Hoosier Tire Midwest, R & B Powder Coating, Allstar Performance, Safety Kleen (The Official Environmental Service Company of Schuett Racing), Diversified Machine (DMI), Rod End Supply, Hooker Harness, Steve Thomas Racing, Smith Titanium and J & K Property Rentals, LLC., for their continued support.

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA HEADING TO INDIANA SPRINT WEEK

(Chino, CA, July 20, 2020) With his racing in California pretty much on hold due to the COVID-19 crisis, Chino Hills, California sprint car racer has had enough! The young driver is heading east to contest the annual “Indiana Sprint Week” where he will face off against the best traditional sprint cars and drivers in the nation on seven different tracks he has never raced on before.
 

Tafoya, who turned 23-earlier this month, raised racing insider’s eyebrows two years ago when he debuted in the Perris Auto Speedway Young Guns Sprint Car Series. Coming in with only kart and motocross experience, he impressed the masses when he dominated the class and won the series championship.

A highly competitive person, the second-generation sprint car driver, whose father Eddie Sr. won The PAS Senior Sprint Car title in 2016, was not content to rest on his laurels and race in the Young Guns two years in a row. Instead, he jumped to the USAC/CRA Sprint Car and the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series’ in 2019. The USAC/CRA Series is considered to be the toughest 410 traditional sprint car group west of the Mississippi. How did he fare? He won the Rookie of the Year title in both series.

Vaulting into those two series also meant he would tangle with the stars and cars of the USAC National Sprint Car Series when they came west last November for the Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway and the Western World Championships at the Arizona Speedway. Tafoya gave a good account of himself at both. Especially at the Oval Nationals when he qualified sixth fastest in the Saturday portion of the three-day show. In addition to that qualifying effort, he made two of the three main events that matches the best drivers in the Midwest against the best from out west. One week later against the same group of bigtime stars, he qualified for the main event at the season-ending Western World Championships at the Arizona Speedway.

“We have had to deal with all of the COVID stuff,” the young racer said when asked why the team was making the trek to the Midwest for his first foray in Indiana. “Me and my dad’s whole lives revolve around racing, so we have been chomping at the bit to get some driving in. Nothing is going on around here so we thought we would head back there and get some experience and try to run with all of the big guys. To me, it actually helps a lot running with those guys. That is the speed and intensity I want to be at. Going back there will really show what I can do. Hopefully, I can get up to speed quick. At the end of the season (2019) at the Oval Nationals, we qualified sixth (on Saturday). This year we have a whole new chassis package with DRC, and we started on the pole of the first race of the year.”

Indiana Sprint Week will test the skills of Tafoya and his crew as they attack seven races on seven different tracks. Those seven races will be crammed into nine nights. To start, the grueling series will kick off July 24th and run three straight nights. After two evenings off for rest and repair, racing will commence again on July 29th for four straight nights of action. The series will conclude on August 1st.

Gas City I69 Speedway will kick things off on July 24th. The following night will see the series take on “Indiana’s Baddest Bull Ring,” the Kokomo Speedway. The first portion of the series will close on July 26th on Lawrenceburg Speedway’s high banks. Tafoya and the team will then get a couple nights off the track to get ready for the final four races beginning at the Terre Haute Action Track on July 29th. Lincoln Park Speedway will be the place for the action on the 30th. The final two nights will be at Bloomington Speedway on July 31st and Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt on August 1st.

The thought of racing at those tracks for the first time has not fazed Tafoya. While it will be a learn as you go in the cockpit, the team will have some valuable help when it comes to setups.

“Driving wise yeah, but setup wise we have friends back there who race and they are going to help us out,” Tafoya answered when asked if it will be a seat of the pants deal when he gets onto the tracks the initial times. “And DRC is based out of Indy. So, we will have some good information. We will see what we can do with it.”

Fans can meet Tafoya at the Indiana races to get autographs and purchase one of his 2020 team shirts.

Fans who cannot get away to watch Tafoya live, can see all the races on the Flo Racing website. For details, please click on the following link. https://www.floracing.com/

Indiana Sprint Week Track Directory

Gas City I69 Speedway – 5871 East, 500 South, Gas City, IN 46933 – (765) 677-RACE - http://www.gascityi69speedway.com/

Kokomo Speedway – 2455 N. Davis Road, Kokomo, IN 46901 – (765) 459-3877 - http://www.kokomospeedway.net/

Lawrenceburg Speedway – 351 East Eads Parkway, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025 – (812) 539-4700 - https://www.lawrenceburgspeedway.com/

Terre Haute Action Track – 3901 S. US Hwy 41, Terre Haute, IN 47802 – (217) 764-3200 - https://terrehauteactiontrack.net/

Lincoln Park Speedway – 1051 W. US Hwy 40, Greencastle, IN 46135 – (765) 653-3485 - https://www.lincolnparkspeedway.com/

Bloomington Speedway – 5186 South Fairfax Road, Bloomington, IN 47401 – (812) 824-7400 - https://www.facebook.com/BloomingtonSpeedway/

Tri State Speedway – 9981 South U.S. Highway 41, Haubstadt, IN 47639 – (812) 768-5995 - https://www.tristatespeedway.com/index.php

The COVID crisis has basically kept Tafoya off the track in 2020. Nearly seven months into the year, he has only been to a pair of races. His first ever effort in a Midget came at the annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa Oklahoma last January. His only outings in a sprint car in 2020 came at the “Spring Showcase” at Arizona’s Canyon Speedway Park in early March where he finished 10th and 12th in the two main events.

Tafoya and his team would like to thank the following sponsors for being a part of the 2020 racing effort. Specialty Fasteners, Circle Track Performance, Sprint Car Driving Experience, DRC Chassis, Ryder Racing Engines and Benic Enterprises.

This release produced by Scott Daloisio. (909) 226-7768 or E-mail mailto:sdaloisiosports@gmail.com

 

 

Canales Racing sets sights on the Forni Classic at Placerville Speedway Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – July 21, 2020…After competing in Watsonville this past weekend the Canales Racing team will now gear up to take on the 15th annual “Mark Forni Classic” at the Placerville Speedway this Saturday night.

Thus far in the early season Canales Racing has performed extremely well on the high-banked red clay quarter mile and will hope to do the same at this Saturday’s Forni Classic. Driver Colby Copeland started off the Placerville Speedway season by earning three consecutive runner up finishes, before picking up a victory on Independence Day. Both Copeland and Trent Canales will be in action this Saturday at the prestigious event.

“We’ve had a great start to the season in Placerville and certainly hope to carry that momentum into the Forni on Saturday,” commented Copeland. “Our crew chief Trevor Canales has gotten me comfortable there and has given us some excellent cars to drive. There should be a lot of competitors this weekend, so it won’t be easy, but I definitely have a lot of confidence going back there. It would mean a lot if I could add my name to the winners list of the Forni.”

The 15th annual Mark Forni Classic can be viewed with a subscription to Flo Racing at https://www.floracing.com/events/6753145-2020-weekly-racing-at-placerville-speedway

In addition to running the Forni, Copeland will take part in Sunday’s event at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico as well, which can also be seen via Flo Racing.

Canales Racing ventured down to the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville with both cars this past weekend, where Trent Canales made the show each night and brought home finishes of 15th and 16th respectively. Copeland competed in Saturday’s portion of the “Howard Kaeding Classic” and timed in 19th overall, before finishing third in his heat. He then drove from 17th to 12th in the feature event.

Canales Racing and the No. 5C of Colby Copeland would like to thank Econo Lube N’ Tune & Brakes, Eagle Companies Inc., Geico Insurance, American River Overhead Door Inc., FVP, NOS Energy Drink, Northstar Concrete Pumping, Borello Race Engines, Performance Powder Coating and Sandblasting, Les Schwab Tires of Antelope, Harley Davidson of Rocklin and Folsom, Bianchi Farms, Vanlare Steering Repair, A.R.T. Enterprises, Tognottis and Konnected Clothing for their support this season.

Canales Racing and the No. 5T of Trent Canales would like to thank Econo Lube N’ Tune & Brakes, Geico Insurance, American River Overhead Door Inc., FVP, NOS Energy Drink, Northstar Concrete Pumping, Borello Race Engines, Performance Powder Coating and Sandblasting, Les Schwab Tires of Antelope, Harley Davidson of Rocklin and Folsom, Bianchi Farms, Vanlare Steering Repair, A.R.T. Enterprises, Tognottis and Konnected Clothing for their support this season.

Canales Racing Ocean Speedway Recap-

Colby Copeland:

Saturday KWS NARC- Qualified (19th), Heat Race (3rd), A-main (12th)

Trent Canales:

Friday Ocean Sprints- Qualified (23rd), Heat Race (4th), A-main (15th) Saturday KWS NARC- Qualified (16th), Heat Race (4th), A-main (16th)

Upcoming Races-

Colby Copeland: Mark Forni Classic Placerville Speedway July 25th and Silver Dollar Speedway July 26th Trent Canales: Mark Forni Classic Placerville Speedway July 25th

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Shane Hopkin Surges to Second at ‘Prelude to Forni Classic’

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back to work at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Shane Hopkins would put together a great run in the feature event that saw him battle for the lead and ultimately finish second in the feature event.

“It was a really good night, and I am excited for the ‘Forni’,” Hopkins said. “Brian Sperry and my guys really gave me a great car, and I only wish that we could have started a little closer to the front.”

With 25 cars checked in for the tune up leading up to one of the track’s crowned jewel events, Hopkins would time the High Sierra Industries/C&H Motor Parts/Anrak backed No. 21 machine in 14th fastest in time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, it would be imperative that Hopkins pick up the win and transfer into the redraw. On the slick Placerville Speedway surface, Hopkins would do just that. Leading flag to flag, Hopkins took the win, and it would lead him to the seven pill in the nightly redraw.

With the track undergoing a makeover prior to the feature event, Hopkins would take a liking to the bottom groove, and would find a lot of speed with his left front up on the infield berm.

Patiently working the low side of the speedway, it was apparent that Hopkins had a ton of speed as he jumped into fifth on the fourth lap of the race, before moving into fourth just before the race’s halfway point on the 10th lap.

Continuing to stick the bottom groove, Hopkins used a lap 13 restart to make a big move and race into second and begin to chase after leader, Kalib Henry.

With traffic approaching, Hopkins would pull alongside Henry and the race would start to heat up, only to see the caution fly and give the leaders clear track.

Back to green, Hopkins would continue to chase after Henry, and again as they got near traffic another yellow was displayed. The race’s final restart saw Hopkins stick with Henry, but also would feel pressure from Ryan Robinson making it a three-car battle for the win.

Slipping back to third briefly, Hopkins would get second back on the final lap, and give one final chase to Henry but would come up short and settle for second.

“That is one of those nights you really cant complain about,” Hopkins added. “We had a couple shots at the lead, just had some untimely yellows fall. Thanks to my dad, Jamie, Jonathan, Chris, and Jayden for all of their hard work making our car fast and keeping it clean.”

Hopkins would like to thank High Sierra Industries, , C&H Motor Parts, ARP, ADCO, Anrak, C&H Veteran Enterprises, Brian Sperry Racing, Capitol ACE Hardware, King’s Meats, LRB, Gary Morgan Graphics, Jake Morgan Racing, Johnson Motorsports, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Image Salon and Spa, PT Shocks, Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Kyle Johnson Racing, and Petersen Media for their support in 2020.

2020 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-14, Wins-1, Top-5’s-5, Top 10’s-8

ON TAP- Hopkins will be back in action on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Shane Hopkins by following him on Twitter @ShaneHopkins21.

 

 

Austin Liggett Second in First Midget Start of 2020

PETERSEN MEDIA: Climbing aboard his family owned Midget for the first time in 2020, Austin Liggett would put together another strong run as he finished second at Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night.

“We had a really solid night, but Alex Schutte was just a little bit better than us and we got beat,” Austin Liggett said. “It was great to get back in the midget again and have some fun.”

With 19 cars checked in, Liggett timed the Excel Environmental Services/Liggett Trucking/Tool Technology backed No. 83 machine in third fastest in qualifying time trials on the Petaluma Speedway gumbo.

Lining up fifth in his heat race, the Tracy, CA driver flexed his muscle early as he carved up the field and raced his way to the win.

Lining up fourth in the feature, Liggett would benefit from the front row having issues getting the race started and eventually took the green flag from the front row himself.

Getting the jump, Liggett would lead early in what turned into a caution plagued feature event. One of the many restarts saw Liggett slip back to second as Schutte was able to get by him to overtake him for the top spot.

Able to stick with the leader, Liggett would hook a massive rut in turns one and two that nearly stalled his engine, and let Schutte take off and check out.

Once he was able to gather his machine back up and get back up to speed, Schutte had built up a sizeable lead, and Liggett held on to finish in the second position on this night.

“Once we hooked that rut, there was no chance at us catching him,” Liggett said. “It was great to be back in the midget, and we have some homework to do before our next race which is always fun. Thank you to my parents, Britton, Matt, and Landon for all of their hard work.”

Austin Liggett Racing would like to thank Excel Environmental Services, Liggett Trucking, Tool Technology, Hurst Fabrications, Maxwell Industries, Shine Photography, ZMAX Racing Oil, and Transport Products Unlimited for their support.

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

ON TAP: At this time, Liggett is unsure when his next race will be.

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

 

 

Ohsweken Speedway and NASCAR Postpone Pinty’s 100 To 2021

 OHSWEKEN, Ont. (July 17, 2020) – Ohsweken Speedway officials, along with the NASCAR Pinty’s Series, have announced the inaugural Pinty’s 100 scheduled for August 17-18, 2020 has been postponed until the 2021 season. With the Ohsweken community still in phase 2 restrictions, the speedway cannot welcome fans and officials were forced to postpone the event to next season.

“The Pinty’s 100 was set to be the biggest event in the history of Ohsweken Speedway,” said general manager Clinton Geoffrey. “We had several superstars lined-up and were ready to announce a bunch more when the virus took hold of the world. We are building an event for the fans like no other. The Pinty’s 100 is not just another race, so if we can't celebrate it with our fans, we will wait until 2021 to do it right."

Fans who have purchased tickets online can log into their Showpass account and select a refund or hold their seats for the inaugural Pinty’s 100 on its new date in 2021.

Although Ohsweken has been forced to postpone two major events until the 2021 season, the track has not sat idle. Owner Glenn Styres has kept his grounds crew busy with several updates to the facility over the last five months, including:

A new concrete wall on the front stretch A freshly paved pit entrance New networks and a satellite tower Construction of VIP Suites overlooking the back stretch A new fan parking lot behind the main grandstands

"It’s amazing to be hosting a NASCAR race at Ohsweken Speedway and we can't thank Pinty’s enough for their continued support of our goals," said owner Glenn Styres. "Although we haven't been able to go racing yet this year, we have made major upgrades to facility since March. Our fans are going to be really impressed when we get to open up again. The main thing now is for everyone to stay safe."

For the most up to date information regarding Ohsweken Speedway’s 2020 season, visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca. ____________________________________________ About RevTV’s All North Racing Powered by Pinty’s Ohsweken Speedway’s Friday Night Excitement racing program is the centerpiece of a new international television broadcast on RevTV called All North Racing powered by Pinty’s. All North Racing visits Ohsweken for seven live broadcasts in 2020 that will be re-aired multiple times in Canada and the United States. The RevTV broadcasts are scheduled for May 29, June 19, July 10, August 17, September 11, September 18 and September 19. These broadcasts include the first night of the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals featuring a $5,000 USD-to-win 360 Sprint Car Showdown, as well as the 16th Annual Nitro 54 Variety and Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.

2020 Season Ohswken Speedway’s 25th season will be one of its biggest years yet. The 2020 season will feature every event broadcast live via Ohsweken Speedway’s Live Stream network. That includes all the major events, including the 16th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals and weekly Friday Night Excitement events featuring four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com or call 519-717-0023 for more information.

Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream Can’t make it to the track or don’t live within driving distance? No problem! Check out all of Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement action live online for free via the Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream. The stream goes live at 7:30pm EST each race night at www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca, on our official Facebook page and on YouTube.

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

 

 

Blake Carrick 5th at HK Classic Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in both nights of the 10th Annual Howard Kaeding Classic in Watsonville, CA, Blake Carrick would finish fifth during 360 action on Friday night before tallying a 7th place finish with the King of the West Series on Saturday.

“We had really good speed both nights, and we put ourselves in position to pick up two good finishes,” Blake Carrick said.

Friday night at Ocean Speedway, Carrick kicked his weekend off by timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 38b entry in 13th quickest in time trials, which would place him on the front row of his heat race.

Racing away to the win, Carrick would earn a spot in the Dash where the one pill placed him on the pole. When the race went green, it was deemed Carrick jumped the start and he would get penalized one row.

From his second row starting position, Carrick would finish fourth, which placed him in the second row for the 30-lap feature event.

Form the onset of the feature, Carrick would keep his mount safely inside the Top-5 as he battled in the star-studded field. Surging up to third early in the race, Carrick would actually get as high as second at the race’s halfway point as the leaders raced wheel to wheel in a tight pack.

Falling back to fourth on the 20th lap, a last lap move would see him slip to fifth where he would take the checkered flag.

Dropping the 410ci powerplant in for Saturday’s HK Classic finale, Carrick would get off to a great start as he timed in fifth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Carrick would finish third and just narrowly miss out on a berth into the Dash. Missing out on the Dash, Carrick would line up in the seventh spot on a surface that was slick for much of the night, even after a quick track prep session.

Getting off to a sluggish start, Carrick would slip back to the eighth spot during the opening stanza before getting up to sixth at one point.

With double file restarts shuffling things up at times, and the track taking rubber late, Carrick would find himself back where he started, in seventh, when the checkered flag flew on the feature event.

“A Top-5 and a Top-10 on the weekend is definitely good, but we want to continue to strive for better finishes,” Carrick said. “Thanks to my guys, and looking forward to another busy week.”

Blake Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, Kaeding Performance, and Arai for their continued support

ON TAP: Blake Carrick will be back in Marysville, CA on Wednesday night, potentially in Watsonville, CA on Friday night, back to Placerville, CA on Saturday night at Chico, CA on Sunday.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-20, Wins-1, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-11

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Blake Carrick by following him on Twitter @Blake_Carrick21 or @CarrickMotorsp1.

 

 

Champion adds Additional SKUs of Modern Muscle Motor Oils

(Clinton, Mo / 07.21.20) Champion Oil, a major player in development and manufacturing of racing and performance products, announced this week the unveiling of more SKUs of motor oils specifically formulated to maximize the demands of today’s high-performance street vehicles.

Champion Modern Muscle® Motor Oils (CMM) are licensed by the American Petroleum Institute (API) with viscosity grades of SAE 5W-30 (late model LS platform), SAE 0W-40 (late model Mopar / Hemi platform) and SAE 5W-50 (late model Coyote platform).

“These motor oils will fit most types of modern vehicles, including high-performance turbo-charged engines, supercharged gasoline engines, and multi-valve fuel injected engines found in today’s street performance automotives and trucks plus OEM “Crate Motors” that recommend an API Licensed Motor Oil or that need to meet or exceed DEXOS-2015,” said Karl Dedolph, Director of Racing and Performance Products at Champion.

CMM Part Numbers Include:

#4403H/12 Modern Muscle SAE 5W-50 Full Synthetic

#4403AN Modern Muscle SAE 5W-50 Full Synthetic

#4402H/12 Modern Muscle SAE 0W-40 Full Synthetic

#4402AN Modern Muscle SAE 0W-40 Full Synthetic

#4401H/12 Modern Muscle SAE 5W-30 Full Synthetic

#4401AN Modern Muscle SAE 5W-30 Full Synthetic

“Champion’s CMM Motor Oils will provide outstanding levels of fuel economy performance, cleaning power and engine protection, even during extended oil change intervals. These high-performance oils are proven to significantly reduce wear and viscosity breakdown due to advancements in additive engineering,” said Dedolph.

“CMM Motor Oils utilize Champion’s “Blue E.T.®” (Enhanced Technology) racing additive, and Champion’s TVS® (Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer) performance additive. These proprietary technologies deliver unmatched film strength at high temperature, better piston ring seal for maximum compression, and increase horsepower and torque in most engines,” added Dedolph.

“These premium mixtures of synthetic base fluids and additives provide maximum durability and protection from wear and viscosity breakdown by including special lubricity modifiers, and premium anti-wear additives This unique robust formulation enables CMM Motor Oils to outperform all leading high-performance synthetic oils.”

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 64 years. Champion 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 call Champion at 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

Remembering Danny Young Saturday at National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum!

(National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum) July 21, 2020 – Join us this Saturday, July 25 at 2 p.m. on the second floor of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum as we celebrate the life of racer Danny Young. Mike Roberts will host the forum that will include guests recalling Danny’s career as well as a video tribute.

Danny was the 1988 410 Rookie of the Year at Knoxville Raceway, and the 1993 360 track champion there. He garnered over 40 wins in a short career that was cut short in a racing accident in 1995. He was just 24 years old.

Danny’s car, trophies, uniform and other memorabilia will be on hand.

“Those of us who remember Danny, recall a true racer who got the most out of his car on the racetrack,” says Museum Coordinator Bill Wright. “He was good at Knoxville, but he was often better away from there. He went almost four years straight winning every feature event at the Iowa State Fair Speedway. He also dominated at places like 34 Raceway and I-80 Speedway. The ‘Rocket Man’ was plenty talented. We’re proud to remember him here on Saturday 25 years after his passing. I want to thank one of our supporters, Marshall Haines, who has been excited about getting this done.”

Seating will be available on the second floor, with social distancing practices in mind.

Admission to the museum is just $5 for adults, $4 for children 6-12 and $4 for veterans and seniors (over 60 years old). While you are here, check out our “Salute to Champion Greg Hodnett” and our other exhibits in the museum!

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

 

 

Sean Becker Records 4th and 10th Place Finishes at HK Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Teaming up with both Van Lare Motorsports and Monhoff Racing for the 10th Annual HK Classic at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA over the weekend, Sean Becker would pick up a fourth place finish in 360ci action on Friday, before running 10th with the King of the West 410ci series on Saturday night.

“We had a solid weekend, and a fast car both nights,” Sean Becker said. “We just barely missed the Dash each night which made it more of a challenge to battle toward the front in the main events.”

Friday night, Sean Becker and Van Lare Motorsports returned to the scene of their first victory together just a week prior, and Becker kicked the night off by timing the Pro Aggregate/All About Fire Protection/Bianchi Farms backed No. 5v entry in 5th quickest amongst the 39 cars checked in for battle.

Finishing third in his heat race, the Roseville, CA driver would narrowly miss out on the Friday night Dash, and he would find himself in the ninth starting position for the 30-lap feature event.

Amidst a very strong contingent in action to open the HK Classic, Becker was able to work his way through the fray in true shark like fashion. Getting up into the Top-5, Becker would close the night out with a fourth place finish.

Saturday night ‘The Shark” would shift gears as he climbed aboard the Monhoff Racing No. 88n machine to battle with the King of the West 410ci sprint car series.

Timing in ninth fastest in time trials amongst the 32 cars checked in for the annual event, ‘The Shark” would finish second in his heat race, and narrowly miss out on qualifying for the nightly Dash.

Lining up ninth in the feature event, Becker would spend much of his night battling for position inside the Top-10. Falling back to 11th in the early stages of the race, Becker would work his way up has high as eighth at the race’s halfway point.

With some late double-file restarts not going his way, ‘The Shark’ capped his night off with a 10th place finish to close out his two night stay in Watsonville, CA.

“Friday night we were really rolling at the end of the feature,” Becker added. “I was probably too patient in the beginning of the race and ran out of time. Saturday night I wasn’t able to capitalize on any double file restarts and cautions did not fall in our favor. Super grateful for Steve Scott allowing me to go 410ci racing again.”

Becker and Van Lare Motorsports would like to thank Pro Aggregate, All About Fire Protection, Bianchi Farms, Shark Racing Engines, CCI, Van Lare Steering Repair, and Triple X Race Co. for their support in 2020.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-15, Wins-3, Top 5’s- 11, Top-10’s- 13

ON TAP: Becker will be in action at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night and Silver Dollar Speedway on Sunday night.

STAY CONNECTED: If you can’t be at the track, make sure to follow @MrsSharkBecker on twitter for constant updates, or become a fan on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SeanBeckerRacing1023.

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Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Races To Sixth Victory Of 2020
Bryan Hulbert - OSBORN, Mo. (July 21, 2020) Racing to win No. 6 on the season, Sam Hafertepe, Jr.'s latest triumph came with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network on the high-banks of U.S. 36 Raceway on Friday night.
Battling in the early laps with Harli White and Blake Hahn for the lead after starting fourth on the field, Hafertepe traded the point with White several times before taking it on Lap 9 and proceeded to fend off Blake Hahn through the remainder of the A-Feature.
"Last year we missed the show at U.S. 36, so this year, we went in with an open mind, and we basically kept with a decision not to change the car from what we've been doing, and it's been working. We haven't changed the torsion bars in four weeks, we're running things we don't usually run, and it's working. Tracks have been going in our favor, and I was happy to redeem ourselves at that place.
Following that up with a runner-up finish after leading early on at Knoxville Raceway, Hafertepe's extended his run of podium finishes to three during the Saturday test session.
"We weren't as good in the 410 the last time we went, so we worked off of what we found there on Saturday because you still have to run the 'H' Tire on the Left Rear," stated Hafertepe. "It's not the same as the 360, but it got us to a point where we kind of knew more what to do, and I feel like we'll be better at Knoxville going forward. Not just in the 360, but in the 410 also.
Taking lessons back to the famed half-mile, Sam will wheel the Hills Racing/Champion Brands No. 15h in 410 competition this weekend at Knoxville Raceway.
The team is still looking for another crew member. Inquiries can be made to sammy15@sbcglobal.net.
For continued updates on Sam Hafertepe, Jr. log onto http://www.sam15.com and make sure to find him on Twitter (@samhafertepejr). For news on Hill's Racing Team, log onto https://www.facebook.com/hillsracing/ and on Twitter (@HillsRacingTeam).
2020 Season to Date:
Events: 34; Wins -6; Top 5 - 10; Top 10 - 18; Top 20 - 22;
Coming Up:
July 25 - Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) w/410cid
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The Sponsors:
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WILD WEIKERT: Marks & CJB Contend in Marquee Pennsylvania Event World of Outlaws swing through the Keystone state to round out July

CARLISLE, PA. - July 21, 2020 - Brent Marks and his CJB team seem to be gaining speed as the month of July carries on. The Pennsylvania based team has spent the month by running nine of their last ten events in their home state. During that run, the team has five top-5's and eight top-10's.

The team contested three straight nights with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions, beginning with a stop at Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pa. on Friday, July 17th. Marks timed in 6th, charged from 6th to 1st in his heat race, finished 5th in the dash and 11th in the feature.

Up next was the Bob Weikert Memorial event at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway on Saturday, July 18th and Sunday, July 19th. Marks, again, was stout by timing in 15th on Saturday evening before finishing 2nd in the heat race and contending with Kyle Larson for the race win. Marks would settle for second but served notice that the CJB machine was in contention.

The following night, Marks timed in 30th, won his heat race and finished 7th in the feature.

"Thought we could grab us a win on Saturday night but unfortunately I just couldn't hold off (Kyle) Larson," said Marks, pilot of the #5 M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Alkaline 88 Water, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking machine. "We have had speed and been able to over come a lot."

The events in Pennsylvania continue on as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series swings through string of races. The action begins on Tuesday, July 21st at Lernerville Speedway near Sarver for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup. From there, the tour heads to Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown on Thursday, July 23rd before wrapping up at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 24th and Saturday, July 25th.

"I feel like we can compete for wins this weekend," said Marks. "The car has been really good and we just need to put it all together!"

2020 STATS: Events: 35 Quick Times: 0 Wins: 0 Top-5's: 11 Top-10's: 19 Heat Race Wins: 4 Dash Wins: 0

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STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS: For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can also listen to all of the racing action live at www.DirtVision.com. Check out DirtVision's new subscription program that features LIVE video coverage of EVERY World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event.

ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with driver Brent Marks. Founded in 2005, the Clemens family owned organization has worked to establish a standard of excellence in short track racing through fielding competitive entries and providing exceptional exposure for marketing partners. The team is based out of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of our loyal sponsors and product manufacturers for their support and great products. Click on the name of the partner below to be taken to their website for more information.

Partners: M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Alkaline 88 Water, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: All Pro Cylinder Heads, All Star Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, BK Racing Ti Components, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Cometic Gaskets, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, Gray Motorsports Engines, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, K1 RaceGear, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, NGK, Spark Plugs, Outerwears, RPM Chassis, RRI Designs, Safety-Klean, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroth Racing, Ti22 Performance, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

Kalib Henry and McColloch Motorsports Score First win of 2020

PETERSEN MEDIA: After having mechanical issues hinder them during their first outing nearly a month ago, Kalib Henry and McColloch Motorsports were firing on all cylinders Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, as Henry picked up the team’s first win of the season in thrilling fashion.

“Friday night we tried to find balance on the car, and I think we hit on something for the feature at Ocean Speedway,” Henry said. “With what we learned, it showed on Saturday as we had a great car and picked up a win.”

Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, Henry and McColloch Motorsports checked in for the ‘Prelude to the Forni Classic’ and got off to a great start as the McColloch’s RV Repair/Davis Truck Painting/ART Speed Equip. backed machine timed in fifth fastest.

In a wild heat, Henry was able to keep his nose clean, and flex his muscles as he powered to the win and earned a spot in the redraw. Pulling the six, Henry would roll off the starting from the outside of the third row for the 25-lap feature event.

On a wicked fast racing surface following some pre-race track prep, Henry went to the high-side and made some early moves and quickly found himself in the second position.

Continuing to pound away at the top, Henry would make his move for the race lead out of the fourth turn on the eighth lap, only to have Hickle briefly get back by on the exit of two.

Having a full head of steam heading into three and four, Henry would surge back forward and take the lead as he approached traffic, and then saw the a caution fly a few laps later.

Back underway Henry continued to lead the way as he would soon feel pressure from Shane Hopkins who was working the bottom groove of the speedway.

Able to fend Hopkins off, Henry made the wise decision to try the bottom, and it would work as he continued to lead the way. A couple more stoppages negated the leaders from getting into traffic, and Henry was able to nail his restarts.

The final stanza of the race saw both Hopkins and Ryan Robinson mount a late charge on Henry as the white flag flew, but on this night, it was all about Kalib Henry and McColloch Motorsports.

Friday night the team was also in action as they made the trip to the beautiful Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA.

Timing in seventh fastest in time trials, Henry finished fifth in his heat race and transferred directly into the feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 11th starting position, Henry would get off to a nice start as he was able work his way through the Top-10 as he appeared to have a strong car underneath him.

Getting as high as seventh, Henry would eventually seal over his right rear tire and that would make the final laps a bit challenging. Trying to hang inside the Top-10, Henry would slip back and finish 11th.

“I can’t thank Nick and Kerry McColloch enough for such a great opportunity,’ Henry added. “I also have to thank my dad for letting us use the family engine to race over the weekend. Hopefully we can pick up another this weekend at the Forni.”

McColloch Motorsports would like to thank McColloch’s RV Repair, Davis Truck Painting, ART Speed Equipment, RE Technologies, Hansen Machine, and Gary Morgan Graphics for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 3, Wins: 1, Top-5’s: 1, Top-10’s- 1

ON TAP: McColloch Motorsports will be back in action on Saturday night with Kalib Henry at Placerville Speedway.

 

 

Ryan Robinson Third at ‘Prelude to Forni Classic’

PETERSEN MEDIA: Back in action at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Ryan Robinson and Weiher Racing were right in the thick of things late as Robinson finished third during the ‘Prelude to the Forni Classic’.

“Saturday night we were back to the speed that we had early in the year and had been missing the last few weekends,” Ryan Robinson said. “We qualified well, heat raced well, and that set us up for a great feature.”

Checking in at Placerville Speedway in the Mako Farms, Inc./LP Holdings/Roseville Precision, Inc. backed No. 14w on Saturday night, the Roseville, CA driver timed in second fastest in time trials before running fourth in his heat race.

Pulling the three, Robinson would roll off the starting grid from the second row for the 25-lap feature event on the immaculately prepared Placerville Speedway surface.

With the track holding speed early, Robinson would keep his mount in the Top-5 as he battled with the likes of Kalib Henry and Shane Hopkins.

As the race moved on, Robinson would find himself in third as the battle for the lead intensified with traffic looming. As traffic drew closer, untimely cautions would fly and negate any battles at the rear of the field.

A couple of restarts would see Robinson duke it out with Shane Hopkins for the runner up position, and a late dash to the finish saw the trio of cars battle for the win, but in the end, Robinson ended his night on the podium with a third place finish.

“We had a really good car, but some cautions really just didn’t fall our way,” Robinson said. “We had some good battles going, and it felt good to be in the mix again. Congrats to Kalib Henry on his first win of the season.”

Weiher Racing would like to thank Mako Farms, Inc., LP Holdings, Roseville Precision, Inc., Escalon Body and Frame, Seth’s Racing Engines, Papa Chuck, Threadz Design, JDS Tile & Construction, Inc., and Morrison Concrete for their support in 2020!

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-10, Wins-3, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-9

ON TAP: Robinson and Weiher Racing are back at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for the Mark Forni Classic, and on Sunday night at Silver Dollar Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Ryan Robinson by following him on Twitter @RyanRobinsonRcn

 

 

Justyn Cox Sixth at Placerville Speedway During Mark Forni Classic Tune Up

PETERSEN MEDIA: With C&M Motorsports idle due to the birth of their new son, Daniel, Justyn Cox took the Cox Family Racing No. 31c machine to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night and picked up a sixth place finish.

“Cody and Mandi had their baby boy last week, so they stayed home and hung out with him, and I send them all the best,” Cox said. “As a father, nothing is better than spending time with your newborn. We took the family car out to help dial Jesse back in for this week when he comes back. Since both cars are identical it was good for me to race, and for Rod to try some things.”

Timing the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/MDW Sports backed No. 31c machine in ninth fastest in qualifying time trials, Cox would find himself on the front row of his heat race.

Slipping back to second as he chased after Kalin Henry, Cox would hang his right rear over the edge of the exit of turn two and he would spin wildly up the exit ramp and bring out the caution.

Able to restart, Cox would showcase a strong entry underneath him as he was able to rebound to a third-place finish and transfer directly into the feature event.

Lining up 11th in the feature event, pre-race track prep left the surface extremely fast for the opening stanza. Biding him time in the Top-10 as he waited for the track to blow off, Cox would come alive in the later stages of the race.

Able to move around during their second half of the race, Cox would work his way up to sixth, where he would go on to finish.

“It is a lot of fun to go out and race with the family team as I don’t get to as much now that I have picked up some rides,” Cox said. “The family team is what got me to this point, and I am thankful for them as much as I am thankful for the people who give me a shot in their cars. Hopefully this weekend helps Jesse Love and Rod as they get ready to run four nights.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Michael David Winery, Five Window Beer Company, MDW Sports, Cranked Naturals, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, Arai, Racing Optics, All American Powder Coating, VSR, , Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Moyle Race Engines, and Richmond Engines for their support in 2020!

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-12, Wins-2, Top 5’s-, Top 10’s-10

ON TAP: Cox is back in action this Saturday night in Placerville, CA with C&M Motorsports.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Justyn Cox by following him on Twitter @JustynCox__JC.

 

 

Kyle Larson Continues Hot Summer on Dirt with KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: With racing continue to take place across the country, one name keeps popping up in victory lane and that is Kyle Larson.

While Larson wasn’t the only one to win with KSE Racing Products, he was the one who was able to four times this week as he picked up the Brad Doty Classic with the World of Outlaws before sweeping the weekend with the All Stars winning Friday night at Williams Grove, and both nights of the Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal on Saturday and Sunday.

Rico Abreu also put together a very strong weekend of racing himself. Winning with the MOWA on Friday night, Abreu made a daring last lap pass at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night that saw him go from third to first to pick up the win with KSE Racing Products.

In California the 10th Annual Howard Kaeding Classic took place at Ocean Speedway. On Friday night in 360ci action it was DJ Netto picking up the win, and on Saturday night Kyle Hirst parked the famed Williams Motorsports entry in victory lane in King of the West action.

Other drivers using KSE Racing Products who picked up wins over the weekend include Sam Hafertepe, Chris Windom, Tyler Courtney, Bill Balog, Justin Henderson, Tyler Drueke, Matt Westfall, and Kevin Thomas, Jr.

Steering The Best From East To West: KSE Racing Products continues to prove their steering performance all across the country. You want the best? Visit www.kse-racing.com to find a dealer in your area and get your hands on KSE’s new lightweight, Black Series Gen2 Power Steering Gear, Black Series HPD Power Steering Pump, and Stingray Wing Valve & Cylinder.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with all of KSE Racing Products happenings and new products by visiting www.kse-racing.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/KSE_Racing .

 

 

Bayston Hard Charges To Third Place Finish at HK Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to California for two more nights of action with Tarlton Motorsports, Spencer Bayston and company would bounce back from a tough Friday night, and put on quite a show Saturday as he charged form 15th to finish third with the King of the West Series.

“Overall, we had a good weekend,” Spencer Bayston said. “On Friday we struggled to make speed in qualifying which seemed to kind of end our night before we even got started with the track being narrow.”

After issues in the semi on Friday night during 360ci competition ended his night early, Bayston was back in action on Saturday night with the 410ci engine bolted back into the frame rails.

Timing in 20th fastest in time trials, Bayston would look to start digging out of an early hole in his heat race as he finished second and punched his ticket directly into the feature event.

Lining up in the 15th starting position on the slick surface for the 30-lap feature event, Bayston would put on quite a charge around the ¼ mile bullring.

Making some big moves in the race’s first five laps, Bayston would crack the Top-10 as his charge was just getting underway. In a three car battle for eight for the next seven markers, Bayston would get the spot before taking over seventh on the 15th lap.

With still half the race ahead of him, the Lebanon, IN native would take advantage of some restarts as he cracked the Top-5 on the 17th lap.

Still not done, Bayston continued to slide up in front of the competition as he moved into fourth on the 19th lap, before a last lap pass saw him claim the final spot on the podium to cap quite the hard charge.

“Saturday night in the 410, I felt much more comfortable personally, and felt like we had really good speed,” Bayston added. “The track suited racing much better, and it allowed us to move around in our heat and make up some ground. Come feature time the track was in great shape, and Paul Baines and the guys gave me a great car to charge to the front. Cautions really fell our way, but I feel like we needed one more to battle for the lead, but to end up on the podium after starting that deep was really good and I was pleased for our team.”

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 5, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 2, Top 10’s: 2.

ON TAP: Tarlton Motorsports’ next event is TBA.

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

To keep up with Ryan Bernal, give him a follow on Twitter at @bernal_ryan.

 

 

RacinBoys Featuring Three Live Audio Broadcasts and PRIME Time Live Coast to Coast This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 20, 2020) - Three live audio broadcasts will be featured via RacinBoys this weekend.

RacinBoys All Access members will be able to listen to lap-by-lap coverage of United Rebel Sprint Series races on Saturday and Sunday at Rush County Speedway in LaCrosse, Kan. Additionally, Saturday night will showcase live audio of the weekly racing program at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.

A RacinBoys All Access subscription is only $29.99 per month. The subscription offers live Pay-Per-View video from nearly every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race and it also provides access to all On-Demand video content as well as all live audio broadcasts. A month is considered a 30-day period beginning the first day of the subscription. The coverage is brought to you by Lucas Oil Products, which is the title sponsor for all RacinBoys live events and studio shows this year.

RacinBoys will also be busy on Saturday with another episode of PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast.

The free show, which airs on the RacinBoys website, Facebook Live and YouTube TV channels, focuses on grass-roots racing by providing instant updates and unique access, including Victory Lane interviews, correspondent connections and cut-ins to Pay-Per-View videos, from races around the country.

Featured action this Saturday includes the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions at Tri City Speedway in Granite City, Ill.; the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind.; the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Car League at Monett Motor Speedway in Monett, Mo.; the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb.; and ASCS regional competition at Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas; at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont.; and at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., among other events across the country.

PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast is seeking correspondents to provide updates for tracks and series across the country. To learn more about becoming a correspondent, email RacinBoys@RacinBoys.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.

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. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

Skagit Speedway Offering Stout Sprint Car and Modified Purses During Independence Open This Thursday

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (July 20, 2020) - Money is up for grabs this Thursday at Skagit Speedway, where Funtime Promotions is showcasing the Independence Open.

The event, which was postponed three weeks because of inclement weather, pays $2,000 to win the Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars main event and $1,200 to whomever tops the Skagit Aggregates Modifieds feature. The Outlaw Tuners division is also part of the program.

The event will be broadcast on a live video stream at http://www.SkagitSpeedway.TV for those unable to attend with a race team. Racing continues to be participant only in the state of Washington, making the Pay-Per-View broadcast the option for local and international fans to tune in.

The price for the Pay-Per-View is only $24.95, which is the cost of one adult and one junior ticket at the track. Fans will need to visit the website and create a profile to be able to view the race. Payment and viewing instructions will follow.

Qualifying is at 6:45 p.m. (Pacific) with Opening Ceremonies at 7:30 p.m. and racing to follow.

Colton Heath currently holds an eight-point advantage over Brock Lemley in the Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars championship standings. Heath has earned one win and three top fives in four starts this season.

Adam Holtrop is ahead of Jeff Jansma by only six points in the Skagit Aggregates Modifieds standings.

Rick Young has a seven-point lead over James Bundy in the Outlaw Tuners standings.

Not only is there great money to win the sprint car and modified A Mains, both features pay a good amount just to start. The Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars A Main is $400 to start and the Skagit Aggregates Modifieds feature is $200 to start. Highline Performance also added to the modified purse, making it $625 for second place.

The pit gates open at 3 p.m. with the drivers meeting at 6 p.m. Teams are recommended to bring hand sanitizer and anyone entering the pit area should follow the advised COVID-19 guidelines. If anyone is not feeling well or has a high temperature please stay home.

UP NEXT -

Thursday during Thursday Night Thunder presented by the Rayce Rudeen Foundation for the Independence Open featuring Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars, Skagit Aggregates Modifieds and Outlaw Tuners

WATCH LIVE -

Skagit Speedway features a live video stream of its racing competition from hot laps through the checkered flag of the final race of the night. For more information, visit http://www.SkagitSpeedway.TV.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SkagitSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/skagitspeedway

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skagitspeedway/

SKAGIT SPEEDWAY -

Skagit Speedway is a premier 3/10-mile, high-banked dirt oval located in Alger, Wash. The season traditionally runs from April through September with featured divisions including Budweiser 360 Sprint Cars, Skagit Aggregates Modifieds and Outlaw Tuners. The track also hosts special events each year, including a visit by the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. For more information, visit http://www.SkagitSpeedway.com.

 

 

Sams III Earns Career-Best ASCS National Tour Finish at U.S. 36 Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 20, 2020) - Danny Sams III captured his career-best Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour result last Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway.

The Sams LaMountain Racing driver placed third in a heat race and seventh in the main event during his debut at the high-banked oval in Osborn, Mo.

"We started off pretty good," he said. "In the heat race we went into the first corner and all got bunched together. I ended up on the short end of that stick and we finished third in the heat.

"We got the car to hook up really good in the main event. I was in fifth when a red flag came out so I had to go back two spots because we didn't complete the lap. It was definitely one of the best nights we've had this year. We ran a new frame. I felt like we made a good decision on the shock package, too. I was able to drive the car in a lot deeper and come off a lot harder than my competitors."

The strong performance moved Sams III up to eighth in the championship standings.

The team ventured to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

"The car felt pretty stable in hot laps, but it was super loose in qualifying," he said. "Come to find out we had a tire issue. That put us way behind in points."

Sams III battled to overcome the qualifying woes as he advanced from 11 th to seventh in a heat race, from seventh to third in the C Main and from 19th to 13th in the B Main.

"The car had a lot more speed each time we hit the track, but we started too far back without enough time to make the main event," he said. "We definitely made a lot of progress. It was unlike any other track. It took some adapting to get used to, but every time I hit the track I got more comfortable. The car and myself were faster all together by the end of the night."

Sams III plans on returning to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday to gain more experience.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 17 - U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 7 (13).

July 18 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 7 (11); C Main: 3 (7); B Main: 13 (19).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://samslamtnracing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/samslamtnracing

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samslamtnracing/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - East Mountain Transport, Inc.

East Mountain Transport, Inc., is a supply chain specialized transport solution provider that offers full-service transportation, rigging and temperature-controlled air ride vans. The company also offers heavy haul trucking, over-dimensional cargo transport and flatbed freight service. For more information, visit http://www.EastMountainTransport.com .

"We met the LaMountain Family, the owners of East Mountain Transport, Inc., at the Gator Nationals in early 2019," Sams III said. "It started with a small partnership. It's grown from there and I'm so grateful for the support of the LaMountain Family and East Mountain Transport, Inc."

Sams LaMountain Racing would like to thank Southern Racing Fuels, Williams Precision Engines, Kistler Racing Products, Goodyear Rubber Products, Inc., and Raintree Design LLC for their continued support.

 

 

Crockett Garners ASCS National Tour Hard Charger Award at U.S. 36 Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - OSBORN, Mo. (July 20, 2020) - Roger Crockett rebounded from a tough start to the night last Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway.

"I drew the biggest pill they have and the track was really, really wet to start the night," he said. "It was super greasy in hot laps and the same thing in the heat race. You're pulling three or four tearoffs a lap. We were quite a bit faster than the cars ahead of us, but there wasn't an opportunity to pass someone without driving through them."

Crockett advanced a position to finish fifth in a heat race. That lined him up on the pole of the B Main, which he won to transfer into the back of the main event.

"I about got wiped out and lost a spot," he said. "Then I spent too long trying to get by that car, probably five or six laps. From there we started moving forward. We got to fifth coming to the white flag, but it didn't hold and we ended up sixth.

"We were in traffic the entire race and our lap times were good enough to compete. It was all about track position."

Crockett hustled from 17th to sixth in the feature. It earned him the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"It's good because we're starting to do things you have to do to be a championship contender," he said. "We've drawn high frequently this year and have been able to move forward. This is only the second B Main we've had to run from not getting through the heat race. Coming from the B Main to sixth in the feature was pretty good."

Crockett is unsure when and where his next race will be as the ASCS National Tour is sidelined until the 360 Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, Aug. 6-8.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 17 - U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo. - Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 6 (17).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 8 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_Rocket_11

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roger.crockett.11/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therocket11/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - FK Rod Ends

From the wilds of Baja, Mexico, to the "Good Ole Boys" of NASCAR, from mowers to fitness equipment, FK Rod Ends is there with an evolving program designed to supply rod end products to users everywhere. For more information, visit http://www.FKRodEnds.com.

"I feel like FK Rod Ends are bulletproof," Crockett said. "We've tested them out with some crashes the last couple of years and it's crazy what their product holds up to. I've run nothing but their stuff for at least 10 years and maybe longer."

Crockett would also like to thank BC Motorsports, Rocket Designs, Tracker Native Tobacco, Olson Custom Designs, Champion Racing Oil, Maxim Chassis, Indy Race Parts, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, Newlin Bar Service, Rider Racing Engines and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

SawBlade.com Sponsored Carney II Produces Victory at Route 66 Motor Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - AMARILLO, Texas (July 20, 2020) - John Carney II swept the night last Saturday at Route 66 Motor Speedway to score his fourth feature triumph of the season.

The SawBlade.com Xiphos saw blade and South Plains Towing backed competitor drove for Scott Brown during the 305ci winged sprint car show. It marked his third victory of the season at the track.

"Everything went smooth," he said. "We put a new car together and we were trying out some different things to get ourselves dialed in for Belleville in a couple of weeks."

Carney II maneuvered from fourth to win a heat race. He then led the distance of the main event from the pole position.

"We started on the front of the main and led every lap so everything went pretty good," he said. "I haven't run much 305 stuff the last couple of years. I think we've struck on something. We've won some races this year, but haven't had a great car. On Saturday the car was pretty good."

Carney II plans to make a pair of rare starts behind the wheel of a non-wing sprint car this Friday at West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, Texas, and Saturday at Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas, with the ASCS Elite Non-Wing Sprints.

"It's been probably five years since I last raced non-wing," he said. "I think the last time I ran a non-wing I won. You have to slow yourself down and know you can't run it into the corner as hard. It requires patience and being smooth with the throttle."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 18 - Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas - Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 4 wins, 7 top fives, 9 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, Texas, and Saturday at Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas, with the ASCS Elite Non-Wing Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://j2carney.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/J2Carney

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

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"David Luckie of South Plains Towing was one of the people who helped me get my team started three years ago," Carney II said. "We share a lot of our resources and we always work together to come up with ideas on how to get the team better and faster. He's been instrumental with the race team."

Carney would also like to thank SawBlade.com, Danny Sander Construction, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Burkham Contracting, CSR Garage, Jackson Compaction, Speedway Motors Racing Engines, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Raider Graphix and Tejas Motors for their continued support.

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Sees Top Runs Thwarted by Mechanical Trouble

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 20, 2020) - Early evening mechanical woes prevented Kaleb Johnson from top finishes at Jackson Motorplex last Friday and Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

"We had a great car both nights," he said. "Unfortunately, our results didn't show that."

Johnson noticed a problem with the car when he first took to the track for hot laps at Jackson Motorplex, which hosted a DeKalb/Asgrow Midwest Power Series presented by GRP Motorsports and Midwest Sprint Touring Series event during AG Builders Night.

"The car didn't sound right," he said. "We burned up a fuel pump the last time we were there so I didn't want to do that again. It was a fuel issue and we felt about the only thing it could be was the bladder. Fortunately, we were close enough to our shop where a couple of guys were able to go there and get the fuel cell from our other car and install it in time for the heat race."

Since he missed time trials, Johnson started last - eighth - in his heat race at the dirt oval in Jackson, Minn.

"I got a pretty good start and was able to move up to fifth on the first lap," he said. "I was able to get by another car later and finished fourth. It was even better that the car ran fine and we didn't have to run the B Main."

Johnson started 16th in the A Main and wasted little time moving forward.

"I was up to about eighth or ninth on the second lap when I decided to move to the bottom of the track and looped it in turn four," said Johnson, who restarted at the rear and finished 17th. "I was pretty frustrated. I'm usually more patient than that. I know we had a top-10 car. But I guess that's another learning experience and you just move on."

Johnson's night began well the following evening at Knoxville Raceway, where he timed in sixth quickest in his group of 23 cars.

"I was surprised that I qualified that well because I felt like I left a bit on the table, so I was happy with sixth," he said.

Johnson lined up fourth in his heat race before a mechanical problem similar to one the week before forced him from the race.

"We had a problem with the throttle linkage again," he said. "We were able to get it fixed and run the B Main."

No issues held Johnson back in the B Main as he led every lap from his pole starting spot and pulled away for the win.

"I knew it was important to get the lead right away for clean air and I was able to do that," he said.

Johnson started 21st and eventually finished 17th in the A Main. He was able to retain fifth place in the championship standings and his lead in the Rookie of the Year Award race.

"I was able to pass a few cars on the first lap and got to about 17 th," he said. "Then I let one get in front of me and I followed him into the corner. That messed up my air and I slid up the track and lost about five or six spots. I just tried to regroup after that and eventually finished 17th. That shows how costly one mistake can be."

Up next for Johnson will be a rare mid-week race at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, on Tuesday followed by a return to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

"I'm looking forward to racing in Rock Rapids," he said. "We ran pretty well there last year and it sounds like there will be some good competition there this week."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 17 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: No Time; Heat race: 4 (8); Feature: 17 (16).

July 18 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: DNF (4); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 17 (21).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.kalebjohnsonracing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

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"This is the sixth year that Al has been with us," Johnson said. "He does whatever he can to help us. We really appreciate his support."

Johnson would also like to thank Merle Johnson Farm Toys, GRP Motorsports, Oddson Underground, JF Capital, Snyder Tree Service, State Bank of Fairmont, Sea Foam, Schaeffer's Oil, Hepfner Racing Products, DeBerg Concrete, The Ron Weber Team, DeBerg Flooring, Dave's Lawncare, Guaranteed Rate - Mike Brudigan Home Loans, Triple M Trucking, Last Deck and Marthaler Dodge for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Records Runner-Up Result During ASCS National Tour Event at Riverside

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (July 20, 2020) - Derek Hagar captured a runner-up result with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour a week ago Saturday during an event hosted by Riverside International Speedway.

Hagar began the night by maneuvering from fifth to second place in a heat race, which earned him a spot into the feature redraw.

"It was a good first night out in our car," he said. "We had a good heat race and made the redraw, which is always the goal to start each night."

Hagar pulled the No. 2 to line up on the outside of the front row for the 30-lap main event.

"Harli (White) got the jump on us," he said. "She about spun out and we got by her. Then I got hung up behind a car and she got back around us. It was going to be a heck of a race in traffic, but the yellow came out. Once she got clean air we didn't have anything for her."

Hagar took the lead on Lap 3 and led the following four laps before dropping to second. He spent the remainder of the race within striking distance of the leader, but ultimately settled for a second-place showing. It marked his first podium in limited starts with the ASCS National Tour since September 2018.

"We should have had a little more gear," he said. "I couldn't run the bottom. I had to stay up a little higher on the track to keep the motor wound up."

Hagar plans on returning to action this Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the ASCS Mid-South Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 11 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 2 (2).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 3 wins, 5 top fives, 6 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the ASCS Mid-South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

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"Maria and the crew at FK Rod Ends are awesome to work with," Hagar said. "They take pride in their products and that's why we choose to run FK Rod Ends."

Hagar would like to thank B&D Towing and Recovery, Dynotech Performance, J&J Auto Racing, Summit Truck Group, Fragola Performance Systems, Killer Coatings, Petra Construction, Administrative Consulting Services, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, Hedger Brothers Ready Mix, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Nets Top Five at Jackson Motorplex and Top 10 at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 20, 2020) - Jack Dover registered two more top 10s last weekend when he visited two tracks.

Dover scored a fourth-place finish on Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., while driving for Rick and Chris Bowers before he piloted his car from 16th to eighth at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

"We earned two good results," he said. "Both places we went to are tough places to figure out and have top-of-the-line drivers. I'd say some of the best drivers in the country. To come out with two top 10s is awesome."

The weekend started on Friday at Jackson Motorplex, which hosted AG Builders Night featuring the DeKalb/Asgrow Midwest Power Series presented by GRP Motorsports and the Midwest Sprint Touring Series. Dover qualified fourth quickest and advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race. He lined up seventh in the A Main.

"We knew we were pretty good from hot laps," he said. "We freed the car up a little for time trials and had a good result. Then we got a good start and ended up second in our heat race. The car felt pretty good. Come feature-time the car got better as the race went on. We battled with Lee Grosz and had him passed for third at one point, but I made a mistake and let him back by. To run with (Justin) Henderson, (Terry) McCarl and (Lee) Grosz, who all get around Jackson really well, it was a very good night."

Dover's fourth-place run was his 12th top five of the season.

He then headed to Knoxville Raceway for a Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints event. Dover timed in fifth quickest in his group and he ended fifth in a heat race. That earned enough points to lock into the 16th starting position for the main event.

"From two or three weeks ago I knew what we struggled with at the beginning of the race," he said. "I tried something to make that better and it worked really well. The car would go anywhere I wanted. I could run the bottom really good. I could enter on the top and cut through the center. It was the best my car has felt at Knoxville."

Dover's charge to an eighth-place finish was his 14th top 10 in 15 races this year.

The team has a pair of Midwest Sprint Touring Series events on tap this week beginning on Tuesday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa. A trip to I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D., will follow on Saturday.

This is the final week before Dover makes his debut at the 305 Sprint Nationals, which is July 31 and Aug. 1 at Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kan.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 17 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 4 (7).

July 18 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 5 (4); Feature: 8 (16).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 5 wins, 12 top fives, 14 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, and Saturday at I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D., with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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