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EDDIE TAFOYA JR. RACING AT THE SPRINT CAR CAPITAL OF THE WORLD THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

(Chino, CA, May 31, 2023) After making his debut and qualifying for both main events at the Eldora Speedway on May 5th and 6th, Eddie Tafoya Jr. will make his first appearance at another one of America’s most iconic dirt tracks, Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway, this Friday, and Saturday in the Avanti Windows Corn Belt Clash. It will be the Chino Hills, California driver’s seventh and eighth starts in the USAC National Sprint Car Series in 2023.

Tafoya’s performances in the two nights in Ohio at Eldora saw him make the main the hard way both times. After failing to transfer out of his heats, he had to run and transfer out of the B main to earn his tickets into the A main. He fought hard and did just that on the track that was totally new to him. Once there, he finished 19th on Friday and 20th on Saturday. Being that he was a newcomer, there were 34 other cars there each night and Eldora can be very intimidating, his performances raised a lot of eyebrows.

In taking on the famous Knoxville Raceway for the first time, Tafoya will be making his initial appearance on another high-speed track that is steeped in sprint car racing traditions. The big half-mile annually hosts the biggest sprint car race in the world, the annual Knoxville Nationals every August. In addition, the racetrack grounds are also home to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. The track’s grandstands can accommodate 20,300 fans plus another 3,000 in the infield and suites.

Coming into this week’s races, Tafoya has qualified for four main events in the six USAC National appearances he has made in 2023. His best finish was 13th at Volusia Speedway Park in February. The only two mains he did not make came the first night at Volusia on February 13th when a fuel feed problem plagued his effort. The other miss came at Bubba Raceway Park when he placed eighth in the B main.

Despite only contesting six of the series 11 completed races this year, Tafoya is 25th in the national standings. He is only 30 points out of 20th and could have been in the top 20 if four of the races he had on his schedule were not canceled due to rain. Rain also intervened in two of the USAC/CRA races he planned on competing in this year. All told he has been in two USAC/CRA races this season placing eighth and ninth at Perris Auto Speedway. His only other race of 2023 came at Missouri’s I70 Motorsports Park when he placed seventh on April 29th.

The Knoxville Raceway is located at 624 N. Lincoln Avenue in Knoxville, Iowa. Gates will open at 6:00 p.m. with hot laps starting at 6:45 each night. Friday’s 25-lap main will pay $6,000.00 to win and Saturday’s 30-lapper will pay $7,000.00 to the victor. The track website is https://www.knoxvilleraceway.com/ and the office phone number is (641) 842-5431.

For fans who cannot make it to Iowa, each night will be streamed live via pay-per-view on Flo Racing. For all of the details on how you can watch, please use the following link. https://www.floracing.com/

Up next on Tafoya’s schedule after Knoxville is July’s Indiana Sprint Week. He may add some more shows to fill the time in between with races on the West Coast od in the Midwest.

The Specialty Fasteners #51T team is always exploring corporate partnership opportunities. If you or your company would like to be a partner with the hard-working sprint car squad, please contact Eddie Tafoya Jr. via phone at (909) 393-3999 or by e-mail at mailto:teamtafoya@aol.com. He will be happy to talk to you and lay out the team’s plans.

Tafoya’s great-looking shirts and hoodies are available online at www.specialty-fasteners.com.

Tafoya has a great YouTube channel at the following link https://www.youtube.com/shorts/1hrmC5L80EU.

Fans can follow Tafoya on Instagram @eddietafoya51.

Tafoya and the #51T team would like to thank Specialty Fasteners, DRC Chassis, Ryder Racing Engines, Simpson Safety Products, Bell, Benic Enterprises, BR Motorsports, PSC Powder Coating, Magik Graphics, Gasper Transportation, Owen’s Insurance Services, and Weld Wheels for supporting its racing program.

Eddie Tafoya Jr. 2023 USAC National Sprint Car Series Schedule

February 13 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, Florida DNS

February 14 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, Florida 13th A Main

February 16 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, Florida 8th B Main

February 17 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, Florida Rained Out

February 18 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, Florida 21st A Main

March 3 Central Arizona Raceway Case Grande, Arizona Rained Out

March 4 Central Arizona Raceway Case Grande, Arizona Rained Out

March 18 Perris Auto Speedway Perris, California 9th A Main

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway Mohave Valley, AZ 12th A Main

April 15 Perris Auto Speedway Perris, California 8th A Main

April 27 Rocket Raceway Park Petty, Texas Rained Out

April 28 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas Rained Out

April 29 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas Rained Out

April 29 I-70 Motorsports Park Odessa, Missouri 7th A Main

May 5 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio 19th A Main

May 6 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio 20th A Main

June 2 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, Iowa

June 3 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, Iowa

July 21 Gas City I69 Speedway Gas City, Indiana

July 22 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana

July 23 Lawrenceburg Speedway Lawrenceburg, Indiana

July 24 Circle City Raceway Indianapolis, Indiana

July 26 Terre Haute Action Track Terre Haute, Indiana

July 27 Lincoln Park Speedway Putnamville, Indiana

July 28 Bloomington Speedway Bloomington, Indiana

July 29 Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, Indiana

August 24 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana

August 25 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana

August 26 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana

 

 

Mulch Express of Wisconsin returns with second

Plymouth All Star-IRA Gr8 Challenge

(NEWTON, WIS.) June 1, 2023 – For the second consecutive year, Mulch Express of Wisconsin will contribute bonus money for the annual Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions – Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Shootout event at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. with the second annual Gr8 Challenge presented by Mulch Express of Wisconsin this Saturday, June 3.

The Gr8 Challenge presented by Mulch of Express of Wisconsin will offer a $100 reward to the leader of lap 8 of the $26,000-to-win Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions-Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association Rayce Rudeen Foundation A-main event and a total bonus of $500 if the driver that leads lap 8 goes on to win the A-main event.

The sixth appearance of Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions Series at The Plymouth Dirt Track third-mile clay is expected to draw a stellar field of top national and regional Sprint Car drivers, including two-time defending All Star champion and current points leader Tyler Courtney of Indianapolis, Ind., 2022 IRA champ and current IRA points leader Jordan Goldesberry of Springfield, Ill. and two-time defending Plymouth All Star race winner and 10-time IRA champion Bill Balog of Hartland, Wis.

In addition, National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Lance Dewease of Fayetteville, Pa., 2022 national Winged 410 Sprint Car A-main victory leader Anthony Macri of Dillsburg, Pa. and 2022 national Winged 410 Sprint Car prize money leader Brent Marks of Myerstown, Pa. are expected to make their first career visits to The Plymouth Dirt Track, while Rico Abreu of St. Helena, Calif. has also indicated that he will be in attendance at The Plymouth Dirt Track to vie for the $26,000 first place prize.

“We are happy to again have Mulch Express of Wisconsin to be involved in this event at The Plymouth Dirt Track,” Mulch Express of Wisconsin owner Russ Wetenkamp said. “This year’s event will bring even more of the top Sprint Car drivers in the country and region to our area with the Rayce Rudeen Foundation race returning to Plymouth for the first time since 2020. We have a strong connection to Sprint Car racing after several years of competing locally in the 360 Sprint Car division with the number Gr8 car, so being involved with this big event is really a perfect fit for us. We are looking forward to another great night of Sprint Car racing.”

Bill Balog captured last year’s Mulch Express of Wisconsin Gr8 Challenge by leading lap 8 and going on to win the All Star-IRA A main.

Along with the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions and Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Cars, the Plymouth Dirt Track Racing-Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Cars will also be on the card for the all-Sprint Car event.

Spectator gates open at 4:30 p.m. with on-track action and hot laps slated to begin at 5:30 p.m.

Advance tickets are available at My Race Pass.

Founded in 2000 out of the desire to control the cost and efficiency of installing mulch, bark, soil and playground chips, the Newton-based Mulch Express of Wisconsin specialty landscaping company has found its niche as the to-go mulching provider for municipalities, school districts, commercial businesses and residences throughout Northeastern Wisconsin.

To contact or obtain additional information on Mulch Express of Wisconsin, call 920-726-4840, send an email to mulchexpressofwi@gmail.com or visit Mulch Express of Wisconsin on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds is located at 229 Fairview Drive in Plymouth, Wis. For more information, visit www.plymouthdtr.com or check out Plymouth Dirt Track Racing on Facebook.

 

 

Cappetta Takes Stepping Out of Her Comfort Zone in Stride

First Trip to BAPS in Five Years

Abbottstown, PA – May 31, 2023

by Emily Winslow / Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt Photo Credit: Tim Bashore/ERI/WRT Speedwerx

Ashley Cappetta made her first trip back to BAPS Motor Speedway in five years to compete in the Summer Series event on Saturday night.

Date: May 27, 2023 Event: 358 Summer Series Dirty 30 Track: BAPS Motor Speedway City, State: Newberrytown, PA Quick Stats: 29 cars, Heat 6th [8], A-main 13th [18]

Cappetta Puts Together Solid Night in Return to BAPS

Ashley Cappetta and the Gettysburg Trading Post, Mike’s Towing and Recovery, Yesteryear Antique Center, Stoner’s Auction, O’Brien’s Fuel and Service, Iron Horse Trains, Republican Club of Hanover No. 89 were back in action on Saturday night at BAPS Motor Speedway.

Cappetta’s bad pill draw gremlin was back as she picked the highest pill available to start the night, but she did not let that put a damper on her spirits. Her pill draw put her in a solid group for timed hot laps which would line up the heat races. Ashley started eighth in her heat race and would cross the line sixth, putting her in the feature, “I didn’t feel great in the heat race. I got lucky since other people screwed up. The car wasn’t tight enough and trying to find a groove I was comfortable in was challenging.”

Ashley lined up eighteenth for the start of the feature and fell back to 23rd, “I stayed up top but there wasn’t much there so I fell back to 23rd.” Cappetta and the team took advantage of an open red during the feature to make some adjustments to the car, “We made the car tighter when we had the chance and once everyone got spread out, I started to do what I needed to do.” Cappetta got confident with 17 laps to go and drove her way up to finish 13th. Plenty of Positives to Take Away From BAPS

One of Cappetta’s goals for 2023 was to get out her comfort zone and she did just that on Saturday night with a trip to BAPS, “We went in blind. The last time I was there we were still using the 358 wing.” The night started with timed hot laps, which were used to set the heat race line-ups. In addition to the new track, the team pulled out a car they haven’t run since last year for Saturday night.

“At the end of the night we made the show and took the car home in one piece,” which meant Ashley and the team accomplished the goals they set out to achieve for the night. In addition to meeting their goals they also have a solid notebook for the next time they race at BAPS. “Honestly, I want to do this more, it definitely helped me to learn and gain confidence as a driver.” Steve Smith Tribute Race Up Next

A race that is near the dear to Ashley’s heart, the Steve Smith Tribute Race, is up next. “I’m putting a lot of pressure on myself for this race, my dad worked for Steve and now Stevie does my brakes. My expectation is to win, but overall wanting to do well will be our number 1 priority.” This will be the first time the 358 sprints are a part of the tribute race, “I want to do well for Steve and I want to do well for my dad.”

Stay tuned to Cappetta’s social media accounts, as well as Addicted2DirtPR.com/Events for the most up to date schedule information. Up Next

Lincoln Speedway, Saturday, June 3 at 7PM Season Stats

4 races, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 0 top 10’s, 2 top 15’s

Trivia Question

What is Ashley’s birthday?

The answer in the next press release!

Last week’s answer: Ashley went to Bermudian Springs High School Partner Spotlight

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They have and will continue to help each customer understand just how to save money on every gallon of propane or fuel oil they purchase throughout each heating season and all year long.

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SPECIAL THANKS

Thank you to all our partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return! Below are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these teams do possible.

PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help the teams by giving your business to these partners.

Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing! THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS! The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the support during the 2023 racing season!

Gettysburg Trading Post Mike’s Towing & Recovery Yesteryear Antique Center of Hanover Stoner’s Auction O’Brien’s Fuel and Service Iron Horse Trains Republican Club of Hanover Racing Through Time Antiques & Collectibles

CP-Carrillo

DW Automotive Services, LLC

FK Rod Ends

Food Adventures

BAM Products Roller Lifters

KH Suspension

NASTY N8 Racing

Schaeffer’s Oil / Doug Smith

Smith Titanium

Total Seal

Hooker Harness

MyRacePass

Sharp Advantage Safety Products, LLC

Titan Wings

BDB Graphics

K1 Racegear

Kinsler Fuel Injection

AL Driveline

3 Feathers Racing

Jesel

OGIO

GoPro

Slick Products

Paul Felsch Engines

Barnes Oil Systems

 

 

Huset's Speedway Adds BillionAuto.com and MENARDS as Marketing Partners for Famed $250,000-to-Win BillionAuto.com Huset's High Bank Nationals Presented by MENARDS

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (June 1, 2023) - Huset's Speedway officials are pleased to announce that BillionAuto.com has been signed as the primary sponsor and MENARDS as the presenting sponsor for the upcoming Huset's High Bank Nationals.

The 2 nd annual BillionAuto.com Huset's High Bank Nationals presented by MENARDS is a crown jewel event on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series schedule, running June 21-24 at the high-banked dirt oval. A record $250,000 is up for grabs to the finale winner, making it the most a winged sprint car driver has received for winning a race in the history of the sport.

The event purse is a whopping $750,000 with three $20,000-to-win preliminary nights setting the stage for the prestigious finale, which also offers $5,000 to start.

There is a $500 entry fee for competitors. If paid by June 1, 2023, the entry fee is completely refundable upon arrival at the track for the BillionAuto.com Huset's High Bank Nationals presented by MENARDS. A $500 entry fee will be due at the track for any team that competes without pre-registering.

Teams can pre-register at http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com .

Event tickets can be purchased online at https://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

2 nd ANNUAL BILLIONAUTO.COM HUSET'S HIGH BANK NATIONALS PRESENTED BY MENARDS -

June 21-24 featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

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Billion Automotive offers one of the most complete service facilities around, with multiple service departments, a full-service collision center and the largest parts department in the state of South Dakota. For more information, visit http://www.BillionAuto.com .

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A family-owned company started in 1958, Menards® is headquartered in Eau Claire, Wisc., and has more than 300 home improvement stores located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. For more information, visit http://www.Menards.com .

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY MEDIA LINKS -

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HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a 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.

 


 

Arenz nets top five at 141 Speedway to cap successful IRA weekend double dip

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 31, 2023 – Travis Arenz steered his 25T Travis Arenz Motorsports machine to his third straight top-10 main event finish of the 2023 season, including an eighth place tally at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot on Saturday, May 27 and a strong fifth place showing at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, Wis. on Sunday, May 28, during a Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association Memorial Day doubleheader weekend of 410 Sprint Car competition.

Arenz kicked off the weekend by qualifying 16th out of 34 entries at Wilmot Raceway on Saturday, May 27 with a 13.400-second tour of the three-eighths mile semi-banked clay oval.

After starting on the pole of the fourth 10-lap IRA heat race, Arenz led the first six laps of the event before a caution appeared on lap 7. Following the restart, Josh Schneiderman slipped past to relegate the Sheboygan Falls, Wis. driver to a second place finish.

The 2021 and 2022 Midwest Sprint Car Association and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car champion rolled off 12th in the 30-lap A main and gradually worked his way up through the field passing Brenham Crouch, Mike Reinke and Danny Schlafer to take over eighth on lap 10.

After the lone caution flag of the event appeared on lap 16 for a spin involving Will Gerrits, Arenz passed Danny Schlafer to assume seventh on lap 20. With two laps to go, Josh Schneiderman slipped past Arenz to move him back to eighth, which is where he finished in a race won by Blake Nimee.

“I drew a 68 out of 70, which put us second to last out for qualifying,” Arenz said. “We are pretty consistent at qualifying mid-pack, so I’m trying to figure out how to be faster. Our times during hot laps and heat races have typically been faster than when we qualify, so we’re trying to figure out the disconnect.

“We were pleased with a top-10 finish and bringing the car home in one piece, but we are always wanting to get on the podium,” he said. “

Arenz began the 141 Speedway program on Sunday, May 28 by earning the ninth fastest qualifying lap in the 26-car field with a lap of 11.618 seconds around the third-mile semi-banked egg-shaped clay oval.

The 2016 141 Speedway Northern Sport Mod champion jumped into the lead on the opening lap of the third eight-lap IRA heat race from his outside front row starting position. Arenz then went on to post his second IRA heat race victory of the 2023 campaign and secure his first IRA dash berth of the current season.

After starting fourth and placing third in the second four-lap IRA dash, Arenz earned the sixth starting position in the 30-lap IRA main event. Arenz stayed smooth and consistent in the early going of the A main by maintaining sixth place, until Mike Reinke moved past to shuffle the IRA rookie contender back to seventh on lap 8.

Several laps later, Arenz powered his way past Scotty Neitzel and Kyle Schuett to break into the top five. Arenz endured the second caution flag of the race on lap 27 to secure a fifth place showing, which marked his third top-five A-main finish of the 2023 campaign, in a race won by Jordan Goldesberry.

“As for 141, there’s a few goals we want every night out racing - be as fast as possible during qualifying, make a dash and move forward in the A-main,” Arenz said. “It is huge to be in a dash and extremely important as the dashes make up the first 10 spots in an A-main. I am learning that track position is huge.

“In the A-main, we started sixth and it was awesome to have more than one competitive line of racing,” he said. “You could tiptoe around the bottom or run the high side. This helped a lot when getting into lapped traffic and not losing a lot of momentum getting around cars. We finished fifth and as a rookie it’s pretty cool to be running alongside the top contenders and be competitive.”

The Travis Arenz Motorsports Team will return to action with a doubleheader weekend of action kicking off this Friday, June 2 at the Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway in Beaver Dam, Wis. for the first annual Gib Wiser Classic Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions - Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series co-sanctioned 410 Sprint Car challenge event.

Pit gates open at 3 p.m., spectator gates are set to open at 5 p.m. with warm ups at 6 p.m. and hot laps, qualifying and racing to follow with opening ceremonies slated for 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, June 3, the team will head to The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. for the $26,000-to-win Rayce Rudeen Foundation Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions - Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series co-sanctioned event.

Pit gates open at 2 p.m., followed by spectator gates at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 5:30 p.m. and qualifying and racing to follow.

The Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Cars will also be on the all-Sprint Car card on both nights.

“Each week is a new week of racing,” Arenz said. “It starts in the shop every night going over all the equipment. We look at last year’s notes to see what worked and what we may have changed and we go out like any night of racing.”

All 2023 Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series events will be streamed live on FloRacing.

The 2023 Travis Arenz Motorsports sponsorship partners include Professional Plating Inc., Service One Transportation, Inc, Don and Lynn Kiel, Oostburg Concrete, Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Schoen’s Wildlife Removal, Premier Insurance Solutions-Craig Ladwig, Pallet Works, DW Fence, Little Bears Tree Service LLC, Lake Auto Glass and Service, Myhre Construction LLC, Roth’s Auto Restoration, Hair Fellers Barbershop, Fastenal of Plymouth, Jensen Sales and Humphrey’s Turner Hall Bar & Grill, Carbliss Hand Crafted Cocktails, Amy Bruechert Reality, Cornwell Tools-Paul Epping, Advanced Engine Concepts, Inc., Duehring's Tax Service, Everhope Show Cattle, HRP Wings and Behling Racing Equipment.

The 2023 Travis Arenz Motorsports team consists of pit crew members Greg Piedot, Jerrod Gamb, Emily Stadler, Cameron Fritz, Curtiss Humphrey, Alex Wesenburg, Tony Fox and Trevor Hittman.

Additional information on the Travis Arenz Motorsports team can be found by visiting the team’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Travis Arenz Motorsports Sponsor Showcase –

Premier Insurance Solutions-Craig Ladwig

Travis Arenz Motorsports is pleased to have Premier Insurance Solutions-Craig Ladwig on board as a sponsorship partner for the team’s rookie season of competition with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series.

Located at N3590 County Road S in Cascade, Wis., Craig Ladwig and Dave Kilpatrick founded Premier Insurance Solutions in 2003 with the goal of giving their customers premier crop insurance service. Over the past 20 years, Premier Insurance Solutions has grown into an agency featuring 13 agents with over 175 years of combined experience, who specialize in crop insurance, servicing policies across Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Mississippi, Michigan, and Kansas.

Craig Ladwig has sold and serviced MPCI crop insurance since 1996, forming Premier Insurance Solutions in 2003. Craig strives to provide all of his customers with the best possible service and knowledge in the industry as Premier Insurance Solutions celebrates 20 years in business in 2023.

For more information, contact Premier Insurance Solutions-Craig Ladwig via phone at 920-528-8336, by email at info@premierinsurancesolutions.com or by visiting https://premierinsurancesolutions.com/.

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Travis Arenz Motorsports

Upcoming 2023 Schedule

Friday, June 2 – Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway, Beaver Dam, Wis. (IRA-All Stars)

Saturday, June 3 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA-All Stars)

Saturday, June 10 – Sycamore Speedway, Maple Park, Ill. (IRA)

Saturday, June 11 – Angell Park, Sun Prairie, Wis. (IRA)

 

 

Speedweek Finale at Tri-City Raceway Park

Sunday (May 31, 2023): The final round of the Western Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek will be held at Tri-City Raceway Park on June 4. The series was revived by a former track official, Tyler Beichner. “We are really proud of what Tyler has accomplished with this series,” said track owner Merle Black. “Hosting the final round adds some drama and excitement to our racing program.” The series will kick off on Wednesday, May 31, at Knox Raceway. The winged 410 Sprint Cars will then head south for a visit to Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. The third stop on the tour will be at Lernerville Speedway. A short jaunt across the border to Sharon Speedway for round four will proceed the race at Tri-City Raceway Park.

All of the races will pay $3,000 to the winner, with a solid payout through the field. Last season, A.J. Flick swept the three races that were held. Two were lost to rain. He claimed the Speedweek win and the series championship at Tri-City, on his way to clinching the track championship as well. Regional forecasts are favorable to complete all races in 2023, so Flick has some work ahead of him. But, he is ready. He’s coming off of a three-race winning streak which included triumphs at Lernerville, PPMS, and Tri-City. Other top drivers from the Diehl Chevrolet Sprint Cars will be on hand to defend the home turf, including former track champion Jack Sodeman, Jr., Brandon Spithaler, Bob Felmlee, and Jeremy Weaver, who matched a career best 410 Sprint Car finish of second last week. Joining the Sprint Cars will be the other three divisions that make up the Sunday Thunder line-up. The 358 Modifieds will go for the second time this season. Can Ayden Cipriano pick up another win? Will Bobby Whitling repeat in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Pro Stocks? And, how about those hot Hondas in the 4 Your Car Connection Four Cylinder Mini Stocks? Matt Urey and Levi Maskal each have a win in 2023. The racing action will begin at 6 p.m. Practice sessions will start at about 5:30. The pit gates will open at 2 and the spectator gates will open at 4 p.m. Come out early to get your favorite seats! Adult admission will be $20. Seniors (ages 62 and up) and Students (ages 10 through 16) will be $15. Children under 10 years of age will be admitted for free, as usual. Pit passes will be $35. Remember that there will be no racing at Tri-City Raceway Park on June 11. Instead, there will be an All American Rodeo Company event presented by the International Professional Rodeo Association on Saturday, June 10.

Racing will resume on Father’s Day, June 18. The awards will also be presented to the top racers from 2022 in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Pro Stocks and the 4 Your Car Connection Mini Stocks.

Further information about Tri-City Raceway Park can be obtained by calling the track office at 724-967-4601, or by e-mailing the office at tricityracewaypark2020@gmail.com. Or, you can check the web at Tri-CityRacewayPark.com, or the Facebook page at Tri City Raceway Park. Tri-City Raceway Park is located just a few miles north of Franklin, PA, at 3430 State Route 417 in Oakland Township. Professional auto racing will be presented in a family friendly atmosphere most Sunday evenings from May through Labor Day weekend.

 

 

WESTBROOK CLAIMS $3,000 SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS WIN AT SOMS

By Tommy Goudge

MERLIN, Ont. (May 27, 2023) - Dylan Westbrook started the 2023 Tammy Ten Media Southern Ontario Sprints season in victory lane at Southern Ontario Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

The event also opened the Nitro 54 Super Series and paid a $3,000 prize to the two-time SOS champion. Ryan Turner took the runner-up spot, while Mitch Brown, Shone Evans, and Darren Dryden rounded out the top five.

Turner earned $100 from Ackland Insurance for posting quick time in qualifications, while Evans took home $150 from Trailer Pros Canada for gaining the most positions in the A-Main.

The $2,598-to-win Paul Pekkonen Memorial at Brighton Speedway is next up for the SOS series on Saturday, June 10. Visit www.brightonspeedway.ca for more information.

Southern Ontario Sprints Race Report
Saturday, May 27, 2023
Southern Ontario Motor Speedway
Merlin, Ontario, Canada

A-Main [Started] 25 laps

47X Dylan Westbrook [2]; 2. 15 Ryan Turner [1]; 3. 10 Mitch Brown [4]; 4. 87X Shone Evans [8]; 5. 12DD Darren Dryden [6]; 6. 9 Liam Martin [3]; 7. 5 D.J. Christie [7]; 8. 1 Holly Porter [9]; 9. 45 Nick Sheridan [10]; 10. 15F Mike Ferrell [5]

Awards
Trailer Pros Canada Hard Charger ($150) - Shone Evans +4
Ackland Insurance Quick Time ($100) - Ryan Turner

Qualifications

15 Ryan Turner - Dunnville, Ontario - 15.051; 2. 10 Mitch Brown - Brantford, Ontario - 15.094; 3. 47X Dylan Westbrook - Scotland, Ontario - 15.225; 4. 12DD Darren Dryden - Freelton, Ontario - 15.273; 5. 9 Liam Martin - Binbrook, Ontario - 15.228; 6. 87X Shone Evans - Scotland, Ontario - 15.532; 7. 1 Holly Porter - Dorchester, Ontario - 15.562; 8. 5 D.J. Christie - Beachville, Ontario - 15.567; 9. 15F Mike Ferrell - London, Ontario - 16.831; 10. 45 Nick Sheridan - Mount Brydges, Ontario - NT

Creative Edge Signs and Graphics Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps

47X Dylan Westbrook [4]; 2. 87X Shone Evans [2]; 3. 9 Liam Martin [3]; 4. 1 Holly Porter [1]; 5. 15F Mike Ferrell [5]

Creative Edge Signs and Graphics Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps

15 Ryan Turner [4]; 2. 5 D.J. Christie [1]; 3. 10 Mitch Brown [3]; 4. 12DD Darren Dryden [2]; DNS. 45 Nick Sheridan

 

 

ESS Heads East to Albany-Saratoga, Orange County this Weekend

By Curtis Berleue (Malta, NY) | After a busy holiday weekend, the Empire Super Sprints are right back in action this Friday and Saturday for another doubleheader weekend – this time at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, NY on Friday June 2, and the Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, NY on Saturday June 3.

There have been 32 events contested in tour history at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway, with the most recent event on July 22, 2022. Defending champion Jordan Poirier was victorious in that visit, as he joined 21 other ESS drivers that have sat in victory lane at the 4/10-mile oval.

Ironically, Poirier was also victorious the last time the tour visited the Orange County Fair Speedway, with that visit being July 9, 2022. In the 40-year history of the Empire Super Sprints, last July’s stop was the first and only at the “House of Power” to date.

Going into the weekend, Danny Varin holds a slim 3-point lead over Poirier in the championship standings with 514 points. While Varin has one victory to his credit and Poirier has yet to sit in victory lane this season, Poirier has shown consistency and is yet to finish outside of the top 10 on any given night.

Opening night winner Jason Barney is currently 3rd in the championship standings, followed closely by Dylan Swiernik and Shawn Donath to round out the top 5.

This weekends Cobra Coaches Dash Series dashes are sponsored by Snap-On Tools dealer We Know Tools on Friday night at Albany Saratoga, and by former ESS board member and official Dean Reynolds Saturday night at Orange County.

More information for this weekend’s events including gate times, order of events and admission prices can be found on both Albany-Saratoga and Orange County Fair Speedway’s websites, along with their Facebook pages and the Empire Super Sprints Facebook page.

For the latest news, information, and schedule updates regarding the Empire Super Sprints be sure to check the series website (www.EmpireSuperSprints.com) and follow along on Facebook (Empire Super Sprints), Twitter (@ESSprints) and Instagram (@empiresupersprints).

The Empire Super Sprints would like to thank the following series sponsors for their continued support: Rifenburg Contracting Corp, PJC Spray Foam, Hoosier Racing Tire, Cobra Coaches, E&V Energy, Fondations 4 Saisons, Pinnacle Investments, LLC, Lacaillade Masonry, Inc., FX Caprara, ASI Racewear, Lanes Yamaha, Ashley Lynn Winery, Bicknell Racing Products, DirtTrackDigest.com and LC Design.

The ESS Road Ahead:

Friday June 2 – Albany-Saratoga Speedway – Malta, NY ($2,000 to Win)

Saturday June 3 – Orange County Fair Speedway – Middletown, NY ($2,000 to Win)

Friday, June 9 – Ransomville Speedway – Ransomville, NY ($2,000 to Win Ron Lux Memorial)

 

Halligan Produces Pair of Top Ten Finishes at Weikert Memorial with All Stars
Hodnett Foundation Race at BAPS Thursday, Back to Port Royal Saturday

Port Royal, PA – May 31, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Jeff Halligan has been very consistent over the past month. His last four non-sanctioned races occurred at four different Pennsylvania tracks and all resulted in top ten finishes.

The arrival of the All Star Circuit of Champions at Port Royal Speedway for the annual, lucrative two-day Bob Weikert Memorial was the measuring stick the team had been preparing for.

Date: May 27, 2023
Event: Bob Weikert Memorial – Fallen Heroes Championship / All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: Port Royal Speedway
City, State: Port Royal, PA
Quick Stats: 40 cars, Qualifying 14th, Heat 3rd (5), A-main 7th (12)

Date: May 28, 2023
Event: Bob Weikert Memorial – Finale / All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: Port Royal Speedway
City, State: Port Royal, PA
Quick Stats: 40 cars, Qualifying 13th, Heat 7th (5), A-main 8th (17)

So Close Saturday

Halligan got his Saturday night off to a solid start by laying down a lap of 17.630, which was 14th quickest in the stout field of forty cars.

He backed that effort up by driving from 5th to 3rd in a very intense 10-lap heat race in his Risser Motorsports, TheTreeCenter.com, Victory Auto of Lewistown, EMM Sales & Service, Jake’s Golf Carts, Pine Hill Trailers, Keystone Ag Spraying No.45.

The combined qualifying effort put Halligan 12th in the accumulated points being used to lock the top twenty cars into the A-main.

Halligan converted that outside sixth row starting spot into a 7th place finish in a steady, workmanlike effort that saw him pick up a position about every five laps.

“We timed well and we went forward every time we hit the track, so I’m pretty happy with our night. Just a couple hundredths quicker in qualifying could have really set us up nicely but we had a good night.”, Halligan shared.
Bounce Back Sunday

Right out of the gate on Sunday it looked like Halligan was going to pick up where he left off the night before. With 40 cars signed in once again, he improved his qualifying result slightly with a 13th best overall lap.

Once again it put the Ephrata, PA native inside the third row for his heat race but that’s where the similarities ended. Instead of moving forward to make the most of the passing points system, Halligan was fighting just to hold his ground. By the end of the 10-lap affair, he found himself in 7th.

When all qualifying points were tallied, it was still good enough to lock into the Bob Weikert Memorial finale but he would have a steeper hill to climb.

Halligan started the 29-lap A-main in the 17th position. At the halfway point progress was slim. He had only gained two spots.

Following a lap seventeen caution, Halligan restarted 14th. The Risser Motorsports No.45 started to come alive. Jeff cracked the top ten on lap twenty and continued to chip away, using a last lap pass to take possession of 8th at the finish line.

“Tonight was a good rebound. It was a good run for us in the feature after going backwards a little in the heat race. I’m proud of this team. You have to work for everything you get in this sport and they show that kind of fight night after night.“, Halligan shared.

Up Next

Halligan and the Risser Motorsports team will be on hand at BAPS Motor Speedway Thursday, June 1st for the Greg Hodnett Foundation Race.

A return to Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 3rd will round out the race weekend.
Season Stats

14 races, 0 wins, 4 top 5’s, 8 top 10’s, 11 top 15’s

Trivia Question

The answer to last week’s trivia question is Jeff Halligan won his first 410 sprint car race in 2019 at Lincoln Speedway!

Now, on to this week’s question. What year did Jeff start racing and what did he race?

The answer in the next press release!

Partner Spotlight

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Broadcast coverage of All Star Circuit of Champions event, Port Royal Speedway events and select Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of World of Outlaw events and Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com

Broadcast coverage of 410 sprint car events at BAPS Motor Speedway is available at SprintCarUnlimited.tv

SPECIAL THANKS

As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return! Below are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these teams do possible.

PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help the teams by giving your business to these partners.

Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing!
THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!
The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the support during the 2023 racing season!


Risser Motorsports
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EMM Sales & Service, Inc.
Jake’s Golf Carts
Jim’s Maple Syrup

HighDef Suspension

Scheaffer’s Racing Oil

Newlin Bar Service

Alloy Wheel Repair

AL Driveline

Pine Hill Trailers

Keystone Ag Spraying

RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive

Roach Wings

Panther Framworx

HP Engines

Steve Conn

 

 

Spahr Stays Perfect in 2023 05-29-2023

The Logan Spahr dream season continued Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway when the Lewisberry driver captured his sixth straight River Valley Builders PA Sprint Series feature win of 2023 in the 20-lap race that was part of the Bob Weikert Memorial weekend featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions.

The race ended up nearly a copy of the previous Saturday’s win (#5) at Selinsgrove Speedway: Spahr drew an advantageous third starting position for the feature, but then had to follow a determined early leader, in this case Jared Zionkowski of Wyalusing. Spahr caught Zionkowski in traffic just past the race’s midway point and executed the winning pass on lap 14, going outside a slower car as Zionkowski passed inside.

Finally, as with the previous week, a late caution flag gave Spahr’s challenger one last shot, but the Wally Eshenaur-owned KR MacDonald/High Tech Metals/RL Snyder Electric #5 was up to the task and pulled away for a three-second final margin of victory.

Zionkowski, a former semi-regular with PASS, nearly made his return after a season’s absence one for the record books but settled for second. Seth Schnoke of Pine Grove notched his fourth top-five finish in six starts with third, and Jeff Weaver of Lock Haven took home a Port Royal career-best with fourth. Ken Duke Jr. of Selinsgrove earned his fourth top-five in only five starts with fifth.

Completing the top ten were Kenny Heffner, Doug Dodson, Mike Melair, Austin Reed, and Zach Rhodes.

Rhodes, who started in 22nd position, earned the Penns Valley Meat Market Hard Charger Award from PASS’s overall sponsor at Port Royal. Thirteenth-place finisher Mike Alleman advanced eight spots, and Heffner’s charge of six positions was tops among racers nearer the front.

Mariah Romig claimed the VP Lubricants “Race Ready Award,” a case of oil, for her hard luck in drawing the worst starting position pill.

The win actually was Spahr’s seventh straight, dating back to 2022’s season-ending Keystone RaceSaver Challenge, also at Port Royal. With three of this year’s six wins coming at the “Speed Palace,” he also jumps to the top in career wins among active PASS drivers at the Port with four.

Before Spahr’s streak, the consecutive wins mark was held by Logan Wagner, who set it in 2011. The six straight 2023 wins bring Spahr halfway to Wagner’s single-season victories mark of 12, set in 2013 and equaled last year by Garrett Bard.

He now has nine career PASS wins, all since last August 27.

2023 is the Silver Anniversary Season for the River Valley Builders PASS organization, which ran its first official race in 1999 and is one of the oldest and most successful of the IMCA/RaceSaver sprint groups throughout the United States.

With 42 IMCA/RaceSaver sprinters in the pits, qualifying was intensely competitive. Dodson, Jason Roush, Dustin Young, and Heffner took heat wins – all four of those races ran non-stop. Alleman bested a 20-car B-Main field, which saw the only caution of the preliminaries when Kruz Kepner spun on the next-to-last lap while battling for second place.

The only incident of the feature came on lap 16 when Josh Spicer wrecked in turn one and drifted across the track into the inside wall. Timmy Bittner also stopped on the front stretch. Both cars were done for the night.

Twenty-two of the 26 starters finished the feature.

The River Valley Builders PASS tour returns to Port Royal next Saturday for a program also featuring 410 sprints and late models.

For the latest news and schedule information, visit www.pasprintseries.com, the PA Sprint Series Facebook page, or @pasprintseries on Twitter. Also watch track social media pages for last-minute starting time or other changes due to weather.

Results from Port Royal Speedway, Saturday, May 27

HEAT 1 – 1. 20-Doug Dodson; 2. 5-Logan Spahr; 3. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 4. 17-Owen Dimm; 5. 71-Josh Spicer; 6. 80-Dave Wickham; 7. 01-Timmy Bittner; 8. 5J-Logan Jones; 9. 99-Jonathan Swift; 10. 1M-Paul Moyer. DNS – 23-David Luther.

HEAT 2 – 1. 28R-Jason Roush; 2. 36-Mike Melair; 3. 52-Jeff Weaver; 4. 34-Austin Reed; 5. 99- A.J. Barton; 6. 46-Mike Alleman; 7. 19-Kruz Kepner; 8. 4W-Kasey Weaver; 9. 12-Roger Irvine; 10. 32A-Austin Greenland; 11. 461-Colton Hendershot.

HEAT 3 – 1. 25-Dustin Young; 2. 29R-Seth Schnoke; 3. 98-Croix Beasom; 4. 2-Erin Statler; 5. 88-Fred Arnold; 6. 31-Zach Rhodes; 7. 7-Drew Young; 8. 31-Donnie Hendershot; 9. 17R-Frank Rusnock; 10. 9-Mariah Romig (DNF).

HEAT 4 – 1. 97-Kenny Heffner; 2. 75-Dylan Shatzer; 3. 41Z-Jared Zionkowski; 4. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 5. 41-Josh Harner; 6. 53W-Jimmy White; 7. 26-Ryan Lynn; 8. 6X-Brad Mellott; 9. 21-Andrew Boyer. DNS – 3J-Josh Fox.

B-MAIN – 1. 46-Mike Alleman; 2. 31-Zach Rhodes; 3. 53W-Jimmy White; 4. 01-Timmy Bittner; 5. 4W-Kasey Weaver; 6. 80-Dave Wickham; 7. 5J-Logan Jones; 8. 26-Ryan Lynn; 9. 31-Donnie Hendershot; 10. 1M-Paul Moyer; 11. 7-Drew Young; 12. 12-Roger Irvine; 13. 32A-Austin Greenland; 14. 99-Jonathan Swift; 15. 19-Kruz Kepner; 16. 461-Colton Hendershot; 17. 17R-Frank Rusnock; 18. 9-Mariah Romig; 19. 21-Andrew Boyer (DNF); 20. 6X-Brad Mellott. DNS – 3J-Josh Fox; 23-David Luther.

FEATURE – 1. 5-Logan Spahr; 2. 41Z-Jared Zionkowski; 3. 28R-Seth Schnoke; 4. 52-Jeff Weaver; 5. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 6. 20-Doug Dodson; 7. 20-Doug Dodson; 8. 36-Mike Melair; 9. 34-Austin Reed; 10. 31-Zach Rhodes; 11. 75-Dylan Shatzer; 12. 88-Fred Arnold; 13. 46-Mike Alleman; 14. 98-Croix Beasom; 15. 25-Dustin Young; 16. 28R-Jason Roush; 17. 2-Erin Statler; 18. 53W-Jimmy White; 19. 41-Josh Harner; 20. 4W-Kasey Weaver; 21. 99-A.J. Barton; 22. 80-Dave Wickham; 23. 1R-Christian Rumsey (DNF); 24. 17-Owen Dimm (DNF); 25. 71-Josh Spicer (DNF); 26. 01-Timmy Bittner (DNF). DNQ - 5J-Logan Jones; 26-Ryan Lynn; 31-Donnie Hendershot; 1M-Paul Moyer; 7-Drew Young; 12-Roger Irvine; 32A-Austin Greenland; 99-Jonathan Swift; 19-Kruz Kepner; 461-Colton Hendershot; 17R-Frank Rusnock; 9-Mariah Romig; 21-Andrew Boyer; 6X-Brad Mellott; 3J-Josh Fox; 23-David Luther.

 

 

WESTERN PA SPEEDWEEK CROSSES THE BORDER TO SHARON FOR ROUND #4 ON SATURDAY; "410" SPRINTS, STOCKS, RUSH SPORTSMAN MODS & ECONO MODS ON TAP

 May 31, 2023

By Mike Leone

(Hartford, OH)...After back-to-back weekends of World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car and World of Outlaws CASE Construction Late Model events, Sharon Speedway will return to its more traditional four-division program this Saturday night (June 3). On tap will be Western PA Speedweek for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars along with the Gibson Insurance Agency Pro Stocks, HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and the Whelen Econo Mods. Warmups will begin at 6:30 followed by qualifying and racing.

Sharon welcomes in round four of the revived Western PA Speedweek for a $3,000 to-win, $300 to-start event. Speedweek features a $13,500 point fund with $3,000 going to the champion for the five-night swing. The fastest qualifier will receive $250 from Knox Bakery. The hard charger will receive $200 from Rustler Sales & Service, while the weeklong hard charger will earn $500 from The Dirt Network. There will also be a $50 hard luck award from Pittsburgh Racing Now, and one driver that has maintained perfect attendance in Speedweek will receive a free right rear tire. Lockhart Raceway will post a $100 to the highest finishing driver carrying the Lockhart Raceway decal.

In 2021, central Pennsylvania invader Ryan Smith hounded race-long leader Carl Bowser before making the winning pass with six laps to go for his first career Sharon win. A big field of 38 cars were on hand. Last year, local A.J. Flick topped a 33-car field for his first Sharon win in more than three years. Smith won the 2021 championship with two victories and a runner-up, while Flick copped the 2022 crown after victories in all three completed events.

Smith and Flick will return for Speedweek in hopes of a second title. Other invaders expected to take on the regional talent include central Pa. racers Mark Smith, Bradley Howard, and Tylar Rutherford along with two-time All Star Champion Greg Wilson and New York's Danny Peebles.

There have been two "410" Sprint Car events contested this season at Sharon. Dave Blaney won his 35th career "410" feature at Sharon on the May 13 opener, while Donny Schatz won his first Sharon "410" race when the World of Outlaws visited on May 20.

Western PA Speedweek "410" Sprint Car Payoff: 1. $3,000 2. $1,600 3. $1,200 4. $1,000 5. $800 6. $700 7. $600 8. $550 9. $500 10. $450 11. $420 12. $400 13. $370 14. $360 15. $350 16. $340 17. $330 18. $320 19. $310 20-24. $300. Tow/Non-Qualifiers $100.

The Gibson Insurance Agency Pro Stocks will return on Saturday night. The Stocks joined up with the WoO Sprints on May 20 in their only race to date of the season. Tim Bish pulled off the upset first career Sharon victory passing standout Chris Schneider for the $1,000 payday. There were 29 cars on hand for the opener.

The HTMA/Precise Racing RUSH Sportsman Modifieds have competed twice as part of the Wedge Motorsports "Route 7 Rumble" Series. Ben Easler won the May 13 opener, while Ayden Cipriano captured the $800 special last Friday night. Both teenage racers now have three career Sharon wins. Cipriano has been perfect at Raceway 7 winning both giving him the early "Route 7" Rumble points lead in addition to being the top point man in the overall $3,500 to-win RUSH Hovis Weekly Series Championship.

Rounding out the four-division program will be the Whelen Econo Mods. 2019 champion, Dustin DeMattia, returned to the class for the May 13 opener and won his fourth career race in the division to go along with one UMP Mod victory. Last Saturday, Jeremy Double upped his all-time career win total to 19 following his $800 victory. Double now trails Brandon Blackshear by just two victories atop the division's all-time win list. Blackshear is currently competing in the RUSH Sprint Car division.

Summit Racing Equipment will present the hard charger award on Saturday night to the Pro Stock division. The driver that passes the most cars in the feature will receive a $100 Summit gift card. In the event of a tie, the tiebreaker will be the driver that finished highest in the feature.

There is no Sharon registration fee. One-way driver radios are mandatory; channel 454.000. AMB/MyLaps transponders are required; rentals available for $25. If you have yet to register for the 2023 season, please bring the registration form with you completed http://sharonspeedway.myracepass.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=713060

Fans can not only experience viewing from the frontstretch and backstretch grandstands, but also from the infield fan zone, which includes concessions and restrooms. Sharon is the only track in the area to have viewing from the unique infield perspective. There will be times throughout the night when fans can cross on the frontstretch back and forth.

The pits will be open throughout the afternoon with passes going on sale at 4 p.m., while general admission opens at 5. Warmups for the "410" Sprints will be at 6:30 followed by group qualifying and racing.

Grandstand/fan zone admission for those 14 and over is $20. Patio seating upgrades are just $10 and fan suite seating upgrades are just $20 over the cost of general admission. These can be upgraded on race night at the track office. As always, children under 14 and parking are always FREE. Pit passes are $35. As a reminder, coolers nor outside food or beverages are not permitted.

There will be no racing next Saturday night (June 10); however, Ohio Speedweek for the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars will make its annual stop at Sharon on Tuesday, June 13 for a $6,000 to-win event along with the Terry Bowser Excavating RUSH Sprint Cars. Advance and reserved tickets are on sale https://sharonspeedway.simpletix.com/

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.

 

 

Huset's Speedway Hosts Growmark Lubricants Night This Sunday

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (May 31, 2023) - Round 4 of the 2023 racing season at Huset's Speedway showcases Growmark Lubricants Night this Sunday.

The Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars, the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks and the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series will all be in action with each division seeking its first repeat winner this season.

Kasey Kahne, Chase Randall and Garet Williamson have earned Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars victories. Williamson is leading the championship standings by seven points over Matt Juhl and Brooke Tatnell.

Zach Olivier and J.J. Zebell each have a Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks triumph. Olivier is three points ahead of Colby Klaassen in the standings with Matt Steuerwald only five points out of the top spot.

Brandon Bosma, Tyler Rabenberg and Jay Russell have posted Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series wins. Cole Vanderheiden leads Lee Goos Jr. by nine points in the standings as Trevor Serbus and Blaine Stegenga are tied for third - a dozen markers behind the leader.

The gates open at 4:30 p.m. with racing at 8 p.m.

Adult tickets are $20 at the gate or $17 if purchased in advance. Tickets for students 13-years-old to 18-years-old are $10 at the gate or $8 in advance. Children 12-years-old and younger get in free.

Event tickets can be purchased online at https://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

2023 HUSET'S SPEEDWAY WEEKLY DIVISION FEATURE WINNERS -

Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars :

Kasey Kahne - 1(May 28); Chase Randall - 1(May 21); and Garet Williamson - 1 (May 29)

Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks:

Zach Olivier - 1(May 21) and J.J. Zebell - 1 (May 28)

Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series:

Brandon Bosma - 1(May 21); Tyler Rabenberg - 1 (May 29); and Jay Russell - 1 (May 28)

UP NEXT -

Sunday for Growmark Lubricants Night featuring the Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars, the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks and the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HusetsSpeedwaySD

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

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/HusetsSpeedwaySD

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a 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.

 

 

Dover Produces Second-Place Performance With ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (May 31, 2023) - Jack Dover captured a runner-up result last Friday during his first start of the season in his No. 53 sprint car.

The second-place showing at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., was Dover's best result with the ASCS National Tour since September 2021.

"Honestly, it was a spectacular night for us," he said. "We missed hot laps because I screwed up. I didn't really know what to expect in qualifying and we were third quickest. We won the heat race and felt pretty good there."

Dover ranked fourth in event points to garner the fourth starting spot in the A Main.

"On the initial start the guy in front of me didn't go and we were like eighth or ninth," he said. "Something happened for a caution and we got a complete restart. I set myself up better and he didn't take off again. I was in a better position there. I ran third in the beginning and then went to the bottom. My car was really, really good and stuck. We were really good on the exit of the corner. Maybe 10 laps in we were able to get the lead and led probably a half dozen laps. I should have moved up sooner and protected the line up top because that was the predominant line. As soon as I got passed by Austin McCarl I moved up and that was the race.

"I didn't have the right gear in. As soon as we pushed off I realized what I did and thought we'd be a 15th- or 20th-place car. To come out of there second being 50 points off on gear was spectacular. The gear I wanted would have twisted more RPMs. Also, to go out and run second against guys who have ran a dozen races this year, I'm very pleased with how it ended up."

Dover also competed on Sunday in a 305ci winged sprint car at Huset's Speedway.

"I helped build this team for Shawn Loos in the offseason," he said. "I'll run it four or five times this year to get it ready for his kid. On Sunday we took off into the lead in the heat race with a good start. We put a straightway on second and the car was working good. A few laps in we had mechanical problems. That sucks, but we're happy with how the car was for the first night out."

Dover plans to return to action next Tuesday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., with the High Limit Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 26 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 2 (4).

May 28 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Heat race: DNF (1); B Main: DNS (10).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., with the High Limit Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - True Trucking

True Trucking is a trucking company based in Gretna, Neb.

"True Trucking specializes in everything when it comes to hauling," Dover said. "They can pretty much do it all. The True's are family friends who have always been there to support me. I appreciate their partnership and look forward to reaching Victory Lane with them a lot."

Dover would also like to thank Liquid Trucking, Carpet Land, Certified Transmission, Backlund Plumbing, True Trucking, Thorpe's Body Shop, Husker Diesel, West Omaha Irrigation and Lawns, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, Speedway Graphics, Phil Durst, SSS Motorsports, Speedway Engines, Spike Chassis, Sway Away, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Smith Titanium, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Vortex Wings, Speedway Motors and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

 

 

Kaleb Montgomery Eighth in Fill-In Role with Dale Miller Motorsports


PETERSEN MEDIA- While Justin Sanders was in the northwest racing with Mittry Motorsports, Kaleb Montgomery got the nod to fill in for the Aromas, CA driver during Sprint Car Challenge Tour action at Marysville Raceway. With Dale Miller Motorsports leading the series’ owner points, Montgomery put together a solid night as he scored an eighth-place finish.

“I’m thankful Dale and Tara Miller have the confidence in me to fill in for Justin Sanders as they chase after the Sprint Car Challenge Tour team championship,” Kaleb Montgomery said. “I think it was a good points night for them, and I am happy to get them a solid result.”

Timing in fourth quickest in his qualifying group, Montgomery lined the Thompson’s Buick-GMC/Thompson’s Jeep-Ram/Dale Miller Septic Inc. backed entry up in the second row of his heat race.

Jumping into second when the race went green, Montgomery was hot on the trail of race leader Gauge Garcia. As time ran out, Montgomery settled for second and was securely in the 35-lap Mel and Marlyn Hall Memorial feature event.

Lining up 11th in the feature, Montgomery had his hands full as he worked through tricky traffic on a very racy Marysville Raceway surface. With cars all over and contact picking up around him, Montgomery spent much of the night bouncing in and out of the Top-10 as he kept his nose clean.

Amidst a wild feature event at times, Montgomery ran a smart race that ultimately saw him take the checkered flag with an eighth-place finish.

“I messed up in qualifying and kind of put us in a bit of a hole,” Montgomery said. “Dale Miller had the car great in the feature, but it was a roller coaster as we would get going forward, then get shuffled back. All in all, to come home eight, I needed to do a little bit of a better job, but I wanted to make sure they had a solid night to keep their title hopes alive. Thankful for the opportunity and looking forward to doing it again.”

The Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Thompson’s Buick-GMC, Thompson’s Jeep-Ram, Dale Miller Septic Inc., North County Plastering, Hangtown Billiards, 24 Hour Road Side Service, Anrak Corporation, Smith Titanium, Frank’s Body Shop, Fisher Racing Engines, Low Voltage Experts Inc., Walker Performance Filtration, Factory Kahne Shocks, Vortex Wings, TJ Forged Wheels, FK Rod Ends, Triple X Race Co., King Racing Products, and A.R.T. Speed Equipment for their support.

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

ON TAP: Dale Miller Motorsports and Justin Sanders return to racing action on June 2nd at Placerville Speedway to open the Dave Bradway Jr Memorial with the SCCT.

 

 

Hard Charger at Lakeside Highlights Covington's Weekend

Matt Covington Racing- Glenpool, Ok. (May 31st, 2023) Matt Covington came home with a 6th, 8th, and 12th place finish this past Memorial Day weekend, with the highlight being the KSE Hard Charger and 6th place finish on Friday. The effort was during the first night of the three-day race weekend with the ASCS National Tour at Lakeside, followed by Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday and Sunday.

Besides the 6th place finish and hard charger Friday night, the rest of the weekend was full of ups and downs. Sunday night had the potential to be a solid top-5, but a late unnecessary incident in the closing laps derailed a top-5 run while running fourth.

“Friday night was a good run for us after starting 19th and getting to 6th,” stated Covington. “It was good to be able to move forward in the feature and get the hard charger. We just missed it early in the night and had to fight back. Saturday we were just average and didn’t have the speed we needed. My good friend Chad Cypert came down and helped us Sunday and I was really happy with how we rebounded and the speed he was able to find with the car. Thanks to him, I think we hit on something and even when the track was abrasive late, we were still moving forward. It was disappointing to get taken out late in those closing laps to derail the run we had going, but all we can do is re-group and go after it again this weekend.”

Up next for Matt and the American Sprint Car Series National Tour is the Mickey Walker Classic at Outlaw Motor Speedway on Friday and then Caney Valley on Saturday.

Matt and his team would like to thank all partners who are making the 2023 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with future seasons to come: Triple X Chassis, All-Star Performance, Missile Motorsports, Reece Construction, Outlaw Wings, KSE Steering, Winters Performance, A-Rock Materials, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, Factor 1 Racing, Smith Titanium, Simpson Race Products, Huggins Cams, Kaeding Performance /FK Shocks, Ultra Lite Brakes, Maxima Racing Oils, Eaton Industrial, Hot Rod Powder Coating, Rod End Supply, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, KEN Enterprise, Edison Auto Body, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Swindell Bleeders, D&W Towing, and T&L Foundry.

2023 STATS: Starts-14, Wins-2, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-11

ON TAP: 6/2/23 Outlaw Motor Speedway - Oktaha, OK 5/3/23 Caney Valley Speedway - Caney, KS

LIVE RACE COVERAGE: Visit http://www.racindirt.com for paid, live audio and live feature video to subscribers during the season to catch all the National Tour events. You can also follow results live on the MyRacePass APP.

MERCHANDISE: New 2023 shirts available now on the website at www.mattcovingtonracing.com or at the races in the trailer and grandstands.

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2023 season, visit his updated website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington95 along with Instagram @mattcovingtonracing

 

 

Michael Faccinto Fifth with Sprint Car Challenge Tour at Mel and Marlyn Hall Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA- For the second week in a row, Michael Faccinto and F&F Racing picked up a top five finish. Leading the feature event early in Marysville, CA on Saturday night, Faccinto and company put together a good run during their first start of the season at the ¼ mile facility as they finished fifth.

“Marysville isn’t exactly my favorite place, and I don’t have a ton of laps there, and to come away frustrated with a Top-Five is a good thing because that just means we were really good,” Michael Faccinto said. “These F&F Racing guys continue to work hard, and I’m hoping we can be in the mix at the Bradway Memorial this weekend.”

With 29 cars on hand at Marysville Raceway, Faccinto kicked the night off by timing the Bushey Financial Services/C&H Motor Parts/Precision Civil Engineering backed No. x1 in second fastest in his qualifying group.

Finishing fourth in his heat race, Faccinto had his qualifying time to fall back on as that gave him entry into the High Sierra Industries Dash, where the one pill put him on the pole.

Leading the field to green in the six-lap shootout, Faccinto hooked up in an entertaining bout with Andy Forsberg. Fending off Forsberg, the Hanford, CA driver picked up the win and earned the right to lead the field to green for the 35-lap finale.

Getting the jump when the green lights were displayed to the field, Faccinto got off to a good start as he paced the field despite a slew of early stoppages.

A lap seven restart saw Forsberg hang with him and get around him on the exit of turn two as he slipped back to second. Another restart saw Shane Golobic drop Faccinto back to third as the trio mixed it up on the racy surface that was on display Saturday night.

Racing hard, Faccinto would soon hook up in an entertaining battle with Justyn Cox as they raced for the final spot on the podium. In the closing stages of the race, Faccinto slipped to fifth.

Holding his position in the top-five, Faccinto capped the night off with a fifth place finish.

“We mixed it up with the leaders for most of the race after we got passed, and I felt pretty good,” Faccinto said. “We continue to get better, and I’m looking forward to two nights at Placerville Speedway this weekend.”

F&F Racing would like to thank Bushey Financial Services, C&H Motor Parts, Precision Civil Engineering, Roseville Precision, Lucas Oil, Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes, Sacramento Battery Company, PitStopUSA, FVP, CRV Carbon Solutions, American River Overhead Door, All Pro Heads, Engler, and Don Ott Racing Engines for their support.

ON TAP: F&F Racing and Michael Faccinto will follow the Sprint Car Challenge Tour to Placerville Speedway on Friday night, and will then take on the NARC/KWS on Saturday night also at Placerville Speedway during the new two-day Dave Bradway Jr Memorial.

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

 

 

Steven Tiner Makes Rare Marysville Raceway Start with C&M Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting the call to pilot the C&M Motorsports No. 7c on Saturday night in Marysville, CA, Steven Tiner made his first start at the track in 10-years as he took part in the Mel and Marlyn Hall Memorial with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

“I always have a blast racing with Cody and Mandi Geaney,” Steven Tiner said. “I don’t get to race much these days, but I was appreciative of the opportunity, and I wish I could have had a better result.”

Making his first start of the season on Saturday night, Tiner timed the Lund Construction/Anrak/Sam Rhodes backed No. 7c in sixth fastest in his qualifying group.

After shaking off some early rust, the Gridley, CA driver came to life in his heat race as he had some swift moves and raced into a transfer spot.

Once in fifth, Tiner went for more as he worked into fourth and improved his feature even starting position even more with a fourth place finish.

Moving into the 35-lap feature event, Tiner rolled off the starting grid from the 17th starting position.

On a very racy Marysville Raceway surface, the former Placerville Speedway Track Champion was on the move early as he quickly raced his way towards the Top-10.

Continuing to work his way forward, contact on the seventh lap sent Tiners through the infield backwards, and brought out the caution flag as he was relegated to the rear of the field.

From the back of the pack, Tiner had his hands full working his way back forwards as ne navigated dense traffic and endured a little contact in his charge. On the 18th lap, Tiner again slowed and as it was his second caution his night came to a close.

“I had some fun, but I felt like a pin ball at times racing mid pack,” Tiner said with a smile. “I’m thankful for the opportunity and look forward to maybe hopping in the No. 7c later this year.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank Lund Construction, Anrak, Sam Rhodes, Alturas Tires, Swartz Diesel, Adrian Blanco Jewelry, Kings Meats, American Paving Systems, PT Shocks, Creason Enterprises, and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: C&M Motorsports and Tony Gomes return to action on Friday June 2nd at Placerville Speedway.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-7, Wins-2, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-3

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with C&M Motorsports by following @PrecisonShocks or @Mandi7C on Twitter.

 

 

Austin Torgerson With a Pair of Top-5’s at Grandma Pam Non-Wing Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Back in action in the Torgerson Racing Micro Sprint over the weekend in Dixon, CA, Austin Torgerson performed well at the Grandma Pam Non-Winged Nationals as he finished Fifth on Saturday night and backed that up with a fourth place run on Sunday.

Saturday night opened up the two-night event at Dixon Speedway, and Torgerson got his weekend underway by timing in second fastest in his qualifying flight.

Putting the No. 88 entry on the pole of his first heat race of the weekend, Torgerson motored away from the field, picked up the win, and punched his ticket into the Dash for Cash.

Just as he did in his heat race, Torgerson lined up on the front row, and powered away from the field during the six-lap shootout. Racing to the win, the Glendale, AZ driver sat on the pole of the opening night 30-lap feature event.

Slipping back to third when the feature came to life, Torgerson made a slight bobble on lap five and he fell back to fifth. Settling into fifth, Torgerson continued to click off strong laps and powered his way back into fourth on the 25th lap.

The final five laps of the opening night feature saw Torgerson and Brandon Carrey jockey for position, with Torgerson ultimately finishing fifth at the line.

Returning to action on Sunday night for the events finale, Torgerson continued to showcase some serious speed at Dixon Speedway as he timed in third quickest in his qualifying flight on this night.

Just as he did on Saturday, Torgerson left the field in his wake during heat race action as he jumped out to the early lead from his front row starting position.

Racing to the win, Torgerson again moved into the Dash for Cash where he lined up in the seventh starting position on this night. Despite starting in the final row, he made some big moves in the six lapper as he carved his way forward and pocketed a third place finish, and lined up in the second row of the feature event.

As the 30-lap finale came to life, Torgerson quickly powered to the race lead as he took command of the race on lap two.

Out in front, Torgerson was strong until an issue on lap 10 saw him lose a ton of track position as he fell back to seventh.

Once he gathered himself back up, Torgerson was back on the move as he worked back into fifth on the 14th lap.

Clicking off a number of laps in fifth, Torgerson made a late move to take over fourth, where he went on to finish and close out his weekend.

ON TAP: Austin Torgerson returns to sprint car action on Friday night at Placerville Speedway and on Saturday night at Marysville Raceway.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-23, Wins-4, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-16

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Austin Torgerson by following Torgerson Racing on Facebook, and @TorgersonRacing on Twitter.

 

 

Matt Mitchell Third at Perris Auto Speedway as Midwest Adventure Awaits

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back to action at Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday night before embarking on a busy tour in the Midwest, Matt Mitchell had a strong outing as he picked up a third place finish with the USAC/CRA Series.

“We had a great car and had a shot at the win but we punctured a tire and held on the best we could,” Matt Mitchell said. “It was good to have a lot of speed as we head out on our big Midwest trip and take on some of the best in the country.”

Checking in at ‘The Salute to Indy’ Saturday night at Perris Auto Speedway, the Yorba Linda, CA native timed the Channel Island Floor Coverings/Dunham Metal Processing/H&M Landing backed No. 37 in eighth fastest amongst the 18 drivers checked in.

Racing to a second-place finish in heat race competition, Mitchell moved into the feature event as he led the field to green in search of his second win of the season at the PAS for himself, and third overall for his team.

Getting the jump, Mitchell set a torrid pace out front as he looked extremely tough during the opening stages of the 30-lapper. Getting into traffic, Brody Roa closed in on Mitchell and was able to pace him.

Battling through traffic, Roa took command of the race lead on the 10th lap, as Mitchell hounded him in second. As the batted picked up through traffic, Mitchell was able to briefly get back into the lead on the 20th lap, but his right rear began to go down and he had to give up his line around the high side of the speedway.

Falling back to third, Mitchell hung on as best he could with the deflating tire, and capped the night off with a third place finish.

“Once our tire started to go, I couldn’t get anywhere near the top, and that cost us,” Mitchell added. “Happy with how we have felt in limited starts this year, and we are all excited to kick our trip off at Knoxville Raceway this weekend.”

Matt Mitchell would like to thank Dunham Metal Processing, H&M Landing, Channel Island Floor Coverings, Maxwell Industries, Uncle Riley, FK Rod Ends, Ebbco, P1 Australia, Factory Kahne, Simpson Race Products, Vahlco Wheels, Maxim Chassis, ARP Bolts, Faas Cores, Fight Opioids, Kaeding Performance, Don Ott Racing Engines, and Campbell Brothers Storage for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 3, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 2, Top-10’s: 3.

ON TAP: Mitchell now turns his attention to the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series as he will meet up with them at Knoxville Raceway this Friday and Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Matt Mitchell by following him on Twitter @MitchMatchell37 or on Instagram @Matt_Mtchell.

 

 

Tim Kaeding on Huset’s Podium During Opening Weekend with Lunstra Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- The goal early on for Tim Kaeding and Lunstra Motorsports is to be as dialed in as possible at Huset’s Speedway for the upcoming High Bank Nationals. Getting their season kicked off over this past weekend, Kaeding showcased a lot of speed as the three race stint was highlighted by a third place finish on Sunday night.

“This past weekend I felt really strong in the Lunstra Motorsports car,” Tim Kaeding said. “We were extremely fast all three nights, and if it wasn’t for a little bad luck on Saturday and Monday, I think we had three good finishes. We still have some work to do, but it was a great start.”

Taking on the NOSA series on Saturday night at I-90 Speedway, Kaeding got off to a strong start on the slick surface as he timed in second fastest aboard the Acres Away Ag/First National Bank/Dammer Trucking backed No. 3 entry.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, TK worked his way forward and tallied a second-place finish which put him in the redraw for the feature event line up. Pulling the eight, Kaeding took the green flag from the fourth row for the 20-lap finale.

TK was shot out of a cannon as the feature came to life as he jumped into third on the race’s second circuit. With rubber down on the speedway, TK was mindful as he chased after the race leaders, but under caution on the ninth lap bad luck would take its first bite out of TK and the Lunstra Motorsports team.

Under yellow, a radius rod bolt baked itself out of Kaeding’s front end, and it unfortunately brought Kaeding’s night to an early end.

With some confidence behind him, Kaeding made his first crack at Huset’s Speedway on the first night of the annual Memorial Day Weekend doubleheader. Timing in eighth fastest in his qualifying flight, Kaeding lined up on the pole of his heat race.

Setting sail from the front row starting position, Kaeding picked up the win and lined up in the fourth row of the feature event for the second consecutive night.

On another surface that was extremely slick and on the verge of taking rubber, Kaeding was patient as he worked his way forward through the Top-10.

Running in seventh for the first half of the race, Kaeding cracked the Top-5 on lap 18.

Having some good fortune late in the race, Kaeding picked up tow more positions as he got into third with two-to-go and picked up a podium finish during the team’s first start of the racy bullring.

Looking for even better results on Monday night, Kaeding didn’t lay down the qualifying lap he had hoped for as his 11th quick effort in his group lined him up sixth in his heat race.

With his elbows up, TK carved his way to a third place finish to transfer into the feature event where he ultimately took the green flag from the 16th starting position.

Passing two cars on the race’s initial lap, Kaeding had a strong run going on lap two as he passed two more cars through turns one and two. Heading into three and four with a full head of steam, Kaeding caught a rut wrong and sent his mount flipping and it brought an end to his night.

“In the big picture I think it was a good start to our season,” Kaeding explained. “Nobody ever wants to have DNF’s or tear up parts, but we had speed, the car felt good, and we were strong at the track we want to be strong at over the course of the next month.”

The Lunstra Motorsports team would like to thank Acres Away Ag, First National Bank, Dammer Trucking, Beep Motorsports, Clark’s Custom Coatings, Ahrendt Designs, Valley Springs Body Shop, and Walker Performance Filtration

ON TAP: Kaeding and Lunstra Motorsports will be back in action on June 16th at Jackson Motorplex and on June 18th back at Huset’s Speedway.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-3, Wins-0, Top-5’s-1, Top-10’s-1.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected to Tim by following him on Twitter at @TKaedingracing, or by clicking over to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lunstra-Motorsports/127617420603580.

 

 

Huset's Speedway Adds Ben Nothdurft Memorial A Main to Silver Dollar Nationals Opener on July 19

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (May 30, 2023) - The Silver Dollar Nationals just got even bigger.

The $6,000-to-win Ben Nothdurft Memorial presented by Bargain Barn Tire Center and Tire Motive, which was rained out on Sunday night just prior to the feature getting underway at Huset's Speedway, has been added to the Silver Dollar Nationals program on Wednesday, July 19.

The Tri-State Late Models will showcase a complete program that night as well as the Ben Nothdurft Memorial A Main. IMCA Stock Cars will be a part of the show as well with a $3,000 top prize up for grabs. The Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series has been removed from that night's program.

All drivers who competed in the B Mains on Sunday night will be paid this week. All 24 starters of the Ben Nothdurft Memorial feature will be paid after the finish of the feature on July 19. Anyone who cannot make the make- up feature will be paid start money.

This year's 13 th edition of the Silver Dollar Nationals will be the first time that Huset's Speedway has hosted the spectacle, which is July 19-22.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will take part in the final three nights of the event, which concludes with a $53,000-to-win main event on July 22.

The Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks will be part of the racing program on July 20 and July 21. The Malvern Bank Super Late Model Racing Series will compete on July 21 and July 22.

Event tickets for this year's Silver Dollar Nationals can be purchased online at https://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

SILVER DOLLAR NATIONALS -

July 19: Tri-State Late Models plus Ben Nothdurft Memorial A Main and IMCA Stock Cars

July 20: Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks

July 21: Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks and the Malvern Bank Super Late Model Racing Series

July 22: Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series ($53,000 to win) and the Malvern Bank Super Late Model Racing Series

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HusetsSpeedwaySD

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

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/HusetsSpeedwaySD

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a 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.

 

 

 

Starks Wins Second Straight at Skagit Before Posting Podium at Cottage Grove

Inside Line Promotions - COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (May 30, 2023) - Trey Starks scored his second straight 410ci winged sprint car victory at Skagit Speedway last Saturday to highlight a stout weekend in the Northwest.

Starks also rallied from 10 th to garner a podium result on Sunday during the Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic at Cottage Grove Speedway.

"I think it was a good weekend overall," he said. "In the 410 on Saturday I felt better than probably I ever have in a 410 at Skagit. We tweaked a couple of things after the heat race and we found something that really clicked. Then to go down on a second day of a two-day show with four cars locked in and have a solid run was good."

Starks picked up where he left off at Skagit Speedway, timing in second quickest on the high-banked oval in Alger, Wash., on Saturday. He drove from fourth to win a heat race and from fifth to third place in the dash to line up on the inside of the second row in the 30-lap main event.

"We ended up starting fifth because we were late to staging," he said. "We got into third on the first or the second lap. We chased (Jesse) Schlotfeldt for I want to say 10 laps. I had a couple of runs at him and finally cleared a slider in turns one and two. By that time Jason (Solwold) was at least a full straightaway ahead. It took eight or 10 laps to get to him. I felt good enough where I could reel him in and maneuver past him in open track."

Starks powered into the lead on Lap 21 en route to the triumph.

The team headed approximately five and a half hours south on Sunday to tackle the Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic finale - an event Starks won in 2021. He qualified sixth quickest and won a heat race to line up on the outside of the fifth row in the 41-lap feature at Cottage Grove Speedway.

"We got really close in traffic," he said. "If we ran all the way through without a caution I think we'd have had a really good chance. We had a longer stretch there after a caution with three laps down for about a 15-lap run. We were going through traffic so I didn't even know where I was at. At one point I was up to second. I wish it stayed green because I think we had a really good shot. We restarted second. I was making the bottom work really good. I think it was because of the traffic making me think the bottom was better than it was. On the restart Colton (Heath) went to the top and I was thinking I have an open lane here. In open track the top was a lot better where he was having to wait on some cars and I had an open lane down low in traffic. After I realized how good the top was it was lined up around there. We would have been better in traffic."

Starks' rally for a third-place result garnered him his fifth top five of the season.

He plans on returning to Skagit Speedway this Saturday. Starks enters the event with a 22-point lead in the championship standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 27 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (4); Dash: 3 (5); Feature: 1 (3).

May 28 - Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 3 (10).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 2 wins, 5 top fives, 6 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.StarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

 

 

Amantea Posts Season-Best Runner-Up Result at Winchester Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - WINCHESTER, Va. (May 30, 2023) - Joey Amantea earned his best Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars result of the season last Saturday at Winchester Speedway.

Amantea's second-place showing was also a career-best run at the dirt oval.

He advanced from fourth to second place during a heat race to kick off the competition, which garnered a spot into the feature redraw. Amantea pulled the No. 4 to line up on the outside of the second row for the A Main.

"It was impossible to pass people in the heat race and the feature," he said. "Come feature-time I fell to fifth on the start. I got back to fourth and ran there for a quarter of the race. I ended up getting to third. I was stuck behind second place for most of the race. It was one lane and if you got out of that lane you were going to the back. We cooked our tires. Eventually we got to second on a restart. We tracked down the leader, but we didn't have enough time or tire left to get the job done. I'm very happy we salvaged a second."

The podium was Amantea's third top five of the season with the series and moved him up to fourth in the championship standings - only four points behind third place.

Next up for the team is a USAC East Coast Sprint Cars show this Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. Amantea was unable to compete at the famed half-mile track in April because of mechanical woes early in the night.

"We were really fast at this race last year before getting collected in a wreck that sent me out of the park," he said. "Every time we've been there we've been fast. Luck hasn't gone our way, but I can't complain because every time we hit the track we've got speed. I haven't had any laps at Williams Grove this year due to a parts failure so this will be my first opportunity. Hopefully we put this thing in Victory Lane. We've had a third and a second this year so we need to keep that going to get our first victory."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 27 - Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Va. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 2 (4).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., with the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.joeyamantearacing.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joeyamantea88J

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Amantea Real Estate

Amantea Real Estate is a residential and commercial real estate company based in Mount Pocono, Pa. For more information, visit http://www.AmanteaRealEstate.com .

"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 Amantea Real Estate, JPA Masonry, Stinger Race Fuel Products, 600cc Performance, CSI Shocks, Smith Titanium, Radical Race Gear, Pensyl Enterprises and JPA Equipment & Truck Repair for their continued support.

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Highlights Weekend With Fourth-Place Runs at Jackson and Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (May 30, 2023) - Kaleb Johnson recorded back-to-back top-five results last weekend to highlight a stretch of four races in four nights.

"We had good speed with our 360 stuff, which is encouraging," he said. "It's tough not to look back on the last two nights when we struggled at Huset's. We have a lot of work to do with our 410 stuff at Huset's."

Johnson enjoyed strong performances with the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series last Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. He qualified second quickest in his group, advanced from fourth to second in a heat race and rallied from eighth to fourth in the main event at Jackson Motorplex.

"It was a pretty good night," he said. "We qualified pretty good. The past couple of years we've had a good baseline at Jackson. In the feature I got a terrible start and fell to 13th. Then we got rolling. We lucked into a caution at the end and got by a couple more cars to get into the top five. It was a good fourth-place effort."

Johnson nearly duplicated his results the ensuing night at Knoxville Raceway, where he set quick time in his group before maneuvering from sixth to fourth in a heat race and from fifth to fourth in the A Main.

"We laid down a good qualifying lap and moved forward in the heat race," he said. "I struggled for grip in the feature. I tried the top for a while, but it was so slick so I maneuvered myself back to the bottom. I felt we were a little too free and I didn't have anything for the top three so it was good to get another top five."

Johnson ventured to Huset's Speedway for the next two nights with the Buffalo Wild Wings Northern Outlaw Sprint Association. He qualified 13 th quickest in his group before ending sixth in both a heat race and the B Main on Sunday, falling two spots shy of making the main event.

"We didn't get qualified real well both nights," he said. "The first night the track was a lot drier. I messed up on my second lap and that put us in a hole the rest of the night. I broke the nose wing before the start of the heat race and spun in the B Main. It just wasn't a good night."

Johnson timed in ninth quickest in his group to open Monday's action. A sixth-place run in a heat race was followed by a win in the B Main. Unfortunately, Johnson's RACEiver wasn't working properly during the race and he didn't hear officials call him to the scale.

"The whole B Main it was static," he said. "They told everybody to go to the scales. I didn't hear that and went back to my pit area so they disqualified me. It was just a driver mistake and something I will learn from."

Johnson plans on racing this Saturday at Knoxville Raceway and Sunday at Huset's Speedway.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 26 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 4 (8).

May 27 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 4 (5).

May 28 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: 6 (5).

May 29 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: 12 (2).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 5 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Innovative Design/Sletten Properties

Innovative Design is an architectural firm owned by Lanny Auringer and Sletten Properties is a property owner and management company owned by Lanny and wife, Tammy. Together, they design, develop and manage the commercial and retail workspaces they lease in Sioux Falls, S.D.

"Lanny is a big-time fan and supporter of racing," Johnson said. "We really appreciate him letting us use one of his shops. I feel extremely fortunate to have him on our team and I'm grateful for what he's done to help us."

Johnson would like to thank Merle Johnson Farm Toys, Oddson Underground, Inc., Folkens Brothers Trucking, Joel Pingeon Trucking, Blondie Motorsports, Construction Products & Consultants, GRP Motorsports, Innovative Design/Sletten Properties, Turn 2 Lodge, Cressman Sanitation, Hohn Palmer LLC, State Bank of Fairmont, AB Custom Construction, Specialized Caulking Sealants, The Minnesota Mafia, Guaranteed Rate-Mike Brudigan Home Loans, The Ron Weber Team, David Kramer Drywall, Big Al's Diecast, Heartland Properties, Dave's Lawn Care & Landscaping, TL Racing, Hepfner Racing Products, TJ Forged Wheels, Howe Motorsports, Moyle Racing Engines, Kistler Racing Engines, Forged in Dirt and Team DGRD for their continued support.

 

 

Mallett Caps ASCS National Tour Tripleheader With Run From 21 st to Fifth at Lake Ozark Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (May 30, 2023) - Jordon Mallett hustled to his first top five of the season with the ASCS National Tour on Sunday evening during the finale of a weekend tripleheader.

Mallett's run from 21 st to fifth at Lake Ozark Speedway garnered the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"It's about time," he quipped. "It was one of those weekends. We killed a car on Saturday so we had the parking lot party on Saturday night. The spare car is one we've turned some laps in and knew what it liked. When we resorted back to our old car it was like a sign it was meant to be. Maybe it was enough determination that I was going to the front regardless, too. It was game on and I wanted to pay the team back for all the work we had to do that weekend."

It was a great rally following an up-and-down Memorial Day Weekend, which began on Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. Mallett qualified ninth quickest in his group before he advanced from ninth to fifth place in a heat race, which garnered enough points to start 12 th in the A Main.

"We qualified terrible, but we raced good," he said. "That put us into the A Main and we were able to recover from there. We weren't as good early on in the feature, but as the track progressed it got a little more technical and our car got a little better. We raced our way up to around seventh and had a late-race restart. The car didn't take off quite as good when we were running green-flag laps so we lost a couple of spots there at the end."

Mallett's ninth-place effort was his eighth top 10 of the season and fourth with the ASCS National Tour.

The team headed to Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday for the opening round of a doubleheader. Mallett timed in fourth quickest in his group and he finished second in a heat race to rank 16 th in overall points, starting him on the outside of the eighth row in the main event.

"We were okay early on," he said. "I like that track and we're normally pretty decent there. We raced our way into the show. As the feature progressed we found where we needed to run and how to manipulate a couple of lines. We got into the top 10 around Lap 8 or Lap 9. Then a car broke down the back straightaway up against the outside wall. I was coming off the bottom of turn two and passing them. They turned 90 degrees, just turned left straight to the infield. I was there and couldn't do anything about it. It killed the frame and we had to pull down the spare car for the next night."

Sunday began with Mallett once again qualifying fourth quickest in his group. However, he was unable to start on the pole of his heat race because of an ignition problem and he was relegated toward the back of the B Main. Mallett maneuvered from ninth to fifth place in the consolation race to earn a spot into the back of the feature. He continued to gain positions throughout the main event by cracking the top five by the time the checkered flag was waved.

"The track was narrow and really hard to pass in the feature," he said. "We were able to go really well and where we needed to and make gains. I ran the bottom and was clicking off cars. I watched the race track and was watching the top to see if it was cleaning off. It wound up rubbering up up there. We were still free enough to run in the rubber and not have any problems or be too hard on our equipment.

"After the previous 24 hours, even up to that B Main, it was frustrating. That's part of racing. The highs are high and the lows are low. You continue to push through and do your job. That was a sigh of relief we were able to go forward."

Up next will be the Mickey Walker Classic this Friday at Outlaw Motor Speedway in Oktaha, Okla., and Saturday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 26 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 5 (9); Feature: 9 (12).

May 27 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 19 (16).

May 28 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: DNS (1); B Main: 5 (9); Feature: 5 (21).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 9 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Outlaw Motor Speedway in Oktaha, Okla., and Saturday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., for the Mickey Walker Classic with the ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT ­­­- Water for Christ

Water for Christ was established from the joint passions of sharing the Gospel of Christ and supplying clean water to villages in developing countries. For more information, visit http://www.WaterForChrist.com .

"Water for Christ goes to Africa and other third-world countries to drill fresh-water wells where there is no access to fresh or clean water," Mallett said. "We're trying to raise awareness so they can continue to do what they do and hopefully on a larger scale."

Mallett would like to thank Awakening Events, Awakening Foundation, Water for Christ, Porter Commercial Refrigeration, Red River Rack Co., D&K Farms, Powers HVAC, DHR Suspension, Racing Optics, Triple X Race Co., KSE Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sinco, Inc., Autometer, Callies Racing Products, DynoTech Race Engines, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Smiley's Racing Products, MetTec Titanium, MotorState Distributing, DMI, Fast 5 Solutions and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Record Two Top Fives at Atomic and Top 10 at Lawrenceburg

Inside Line Promotions - LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (May 30, 2023) - David Gravel posted a pair of top-five runs last weekend at Atomic Speedway before earning a top-10 result at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday.

The solid Memorial Day Weekend brought the Big Game Motorsports driver to within eight points of the lead in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship standings.

A doubleheader at Atomic Speedway in Waverly, Ohio, began on Friday with Gravel setting quick time during qualifying. He then won a heat race and finished where he started - fourth - in the dash to line up on the outside of the second row in the main event.

"It was good to go quick time and start off the night well," he said. "We won the heat race and had a decent dash draw. In the A Main we were okay. We were hovering around fourth and fell back to sixth. We had a good restart to get back to fourth. We knew we needed to work on the car for the next day, but we were content running fourth given the gains we knew we could make on the car."

The fourth-place finish was Gravel's 18 th top five of the season.

The team returned to the high-banked track on Saturday. Gravel timed in third quickest despite being one of the final drivers to hit the track.

"We drew a late pill again," he said. "I thought we had an amazing effort with the track slowing down. Then we heat raced okay. We struggled with the car all weekend in race trim. In the feature our car was okay, but once the rubber came in our car came alive. With the track having grip we were as good as anybody."

Gravel hustled to a runner-up result.

Lawrenceburg Speedway hosted a show on Monday evening. Gravel qualified 11 th quickest and placed fourth in a heat race before he gained a trio of positions in the feature to end eighth.

"A bad pill draw bit us in the butt for qualifying," he said. "We had a couple of decent starts in the heat race, but they got called back. Our last start was our worst start of the heat race and we ran fourth. The track was hammer down around the top and throw bomb sliders. I knew a lot of bad could happen. I was in the mindset to try to get a top-10 finish and move onto the next race and we were able to do that."

Races this Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., during the Gerdau Presents the 1 st Leg of the Northern Tour and Saturday at Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minn., during the World of Outlaws Big 'O' Showdown are next for the team.

"River Cities is a solid track for me," he said. "It just a unique place. It's very fast and changes a lot. It's definitely an action-paced track. We always like going there."

Saturday will mark Gravel's debut at Ogilvie Raceway.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 26 - Atomic Speedway in Waverly, Ohio - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 4 (4); Feature: 4 (4).

May 27 - Atomic Speedway in Waverly, Ohio - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 4 (3); Feature: 2 (4).

May 29 - Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Ind. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 8 (11).

SEASON STATS -

27 races, 4 wins, 19 top fives, 24 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 25 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., for the Gerdau Presents the 1 st Leg of the Northern Tour and Saturday at Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minn., for the World of Outlaws Big 'O' Showdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a 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. For more information, visit http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com .

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through August, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Midwest Sprint Touring Series and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

TICKET LINK -

To purchase online tickets for events at either Huset's Speedway or at Jackson Motorplex, visit http://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

 

 

Andy Forsberg Wins Thrilling Mel and Marlyn Hall Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA: The last couple of weeks has seen Andy Forsberg and the Pacific Highway Rentals Racing team start to hit their stride. Saturday night in Marysville, CA, Forsberg fended off Shane Golobic to pick up a Sprint Car Challenge Tour win by just .006 seconds and backed it up with a fourth place run at the Silver Dollar Fair Race in Chico, CA.

“The Mel and Marlyn Hall Memorial Race is a very special one to me on so many different levels,” Andy Forsberg said. “Before I was 16, Mel Hall let me hot lap at Grass Valley, and when Marlyn found out, she was hot on our trail to get me off the track. So, to have this race in their honor, and to win it now for my sixth time is special.”

On very well-prepared racing surface, Forsberg kicked his Memorial Day weekend off in style as he earned quick time honors aboard the Meridian Cameras/Pacific Highway Rentals/Wilkie Masonry backed No. 92.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Forsberg simply needed to finish inside the Top-Five to garner a berth into the High Sierra Industries Dash, and was able to do just that by way his third place finish.

Linin gup on the front row of the Dash alongside Michael Faccinto, Forsberg and Faccinto thrilled the crowd in a very exciting battle as they gave fans a preview of what was to come later in the 35-lap feature event. Settling for second at the conclusion of the six-lap shootout, Forsberg was on the front row of the 35-lap finale.

On a track that had a very good top and bottom, Forsberg attacked the high side as he chased after Faccinto in the early goings of the race with stoppages halting any real momentum at the start of the race.

Running second, Forsberg used a lap seven restart to power his way to the lead as he then quickly opened up a comfortable advantage over the field. Getting out to a straightway away lead, Forsberg began reeling in the back of the field.

Getting into traffic on the 12th lap, chaos ensued on the 13th lap with cars getting upside down right in front of him and blocking the track. Reacting quickly, Forsberg jumped on the binders hard and was able to avoid any contact and stay out of the accident scene which kept him out front.

Back underway, Forsberg continued to lead but felt pressure from Shane Golobic on a pair of occasions but was able to fend off his advances. The last two circuits saw Golobic again mount a serious charge for the race lead, and taking the white as the leader, Forsberg was able to put a lapped car between himself and Golobic exiting turn two.

Staying on the high side of the speedway, Golobic found moisture on the bottom of turn three and four and created a drag race to the finish line as Forsberg beat him by a fraction of a second and picked up the win by .006 seconds.

Able to enjoy the win for a few hours, Forsberg and the PHR team quickly turned their attention to Sunday as they returned to their shop and swapped out the 360ci car for the 410ci car and made other adjustments ahead of Sunday’s Fair Race in Chico, CA.

Checking in at SDS on Sunday afternoon, Forsberg continued to have a very good weekend as he again earned quick time honors in his group and then raced to a win in his heat race.

Earning a spot in the redraw, Forsberg pulled the four and took the green flag from the outside of the second row.

In an exciting set of opening laps, Forsberg slipped back to sixth before rallying and returning to the fourth position by the 11th lap.

Briefly falling back to fifth at the halfway point of the feature event, Forsberg worked back into fourth with just 10-laps left in the finale.

Pressuring Joey Ancona during the final leg of the race for the final spot on the podium, Forsberg was able to make the pass and capped his weekend off with a fourth place finish.

“It was great to get back to the Silver Dollar Fair and race in front of a huge crowd,” Forsberg added. “Silver Dollar Speedway has had horrible luck with weather this year, so I am glad we were finally to kick their season off as well.”

Andy Forsberg and PHR Racing would like to thank Meridian Cameras, Pacific Highway Rentals, Wilkie Masonry, PitStopUSA, Red Line Oil, Autism Awareness, Parking and Transportation Group, Western Featherlite, GP Development, 1st Vanguard, Highway Specialty Co., and KBJ Catering for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-12, Wins-2, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP: Forsberg will be in action with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Friday night at Placerville Speedway and on Saturday night with the King of the West/NARC series as the annual Dave Bradway Jr Memorial turns into a two-night event.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Andy Forsberg by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/andyforsbergracing or by following him on Twitter at @AForsberg92.

You can also keep up with Andy and his popular post race VLOG, ‘Shark Tales with Andy’ at www.facebook.com/sharktaleswithandy.

 

 

Dawson Hammes Scores Top-10 in First SCCT Appearance of Season

PETERSEN MEDIA: Amidst a very strong season at Marysville Raceway in 2023, Dawson Hammes made his first Sprint Car Challenge Tour start of the season on Saturday night as the series invaded his home track and he performed well as he picked up a Top-10.

“Overall, it was a good night for us taking on a very strong field of cars,” Dawson Hammes said. “We timed in fastest in our group which is huge with that series and it set us up to have a good end result.”

29 cars checked in for the track’s annual Mel and Marlyn Hall Memorial, and Hammes got his night started by timing the Movement Brewing/STS Farming/All About Fire Protection backed No. 55D in fastest in his qualifying group.

Lining up fourth in his heat race, the Marysville, CA driver hooked up in an entertaining battle with Steven Tiner as they jockeyed for fourth. Needing to finish in the Top-Five to transfer and qualify for the Dash, Hammes continued to battle as he was still safely locked in.

With Tiner getting the best of the battle, Hammes’ fifth place finish locked him into the 35-lapper and qualified him for the Dash where he took the green flag from the eighth starting position.

Finishing eighth in the six lap Dash, Hammes was set for the 35-lapper as he took the green flag from the fourth row. On the racy Marysville Raceway surface, Hammes spent much of the night battling for position inside the Top-10 as he raced with some of the region’s top drivers.

In an entertaining race on a very wide racing surface, Hammes held his own as he battled hard inside the Top-10.

When the checkered flag flew, Hammes brough his Hammes Racing mount him with a 10th place finish, his seventh Top-10 in eight starts thus far in 2023.

“I want to thank Joel Myers Jr for his help on Saturday night, “Hammes said. “I also want to thank my parents, my brother Carson, and Aly for their help and support. It was good to pick up a good finish with the SCCT guys.”

Hammes Motorsports would like to thank Movement Brewing, STS Farming, All About Fire Protection, Summit Partners Burbank Agency, Harper Inc., and Ace Attorney Services for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 8, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 5, Top 10’s: 7

ON TAP: Hammes will be in action on Saturday night at Marysville Raceway as weekly points action return to the ¼ mile bullring.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Dawson Hammes by following him on Twitter @Hammer55D, or on Instagram @dawson_hames55d.


 

Sean Becker Has Early Exit at Mel and Marlyn Hall Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA- Looking for a bit of redemption at the Mel and Marlyn Hall Memorial after being involved in a thriller one year ago, Sean Becker saw a good run come to an early end as he got upside down in the Monhoff Racing No. 35 in Marysville, CA on Saturday night.

‘Dan Monhoff provided a great car that was capable of competing for a win,” Sean Becker said. “Unfortunately, I was too greedy trying to make something happen on an early restart, and then again, later in the race trying to salvage a good finish.”

Checking in at Marysville Raceway, Becker opened the night up by timing the M&M Structures backed No. 35 in fourth fastest in his qualifying flight.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Becker had his elbows up as he powered into the lead and looked to be on his way to a berth in the High Sierra Industries Dash until a late yellow bunched the field back up.

With Shane Golobic on his tail, two of the state’s top runners hooked up in an exciting battle for the top spot. With Golobic getting the better of the battle, Becker’s second place finish put him in the feature, but not making the Dash lined him up ninth in the feature.

Running inside the Top-10 in the early goings of the ‘A’, an early restart saw cars together, and Becker was including in the tangle but with nobody stopping the race carried on as Becker lost several spots and ran near the back of the field.

On this night, Marysville Raceway had a superb surface for the field and Becker was able to use restarts to his advantage and work his back into the Top-10.

Another restart ultimately proved detrimental for the driver simply known as ‘The Shark’ as he got upside down on a lap 16 restart and brought his night to an end.

“It was a bummer to crash like that, and hopefully the damage isn’t too bad so we can get back in the Monhoff Racing car and go after some redemption soon,” Becker said.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-8, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 0, Top-10’s- 4

ON TAP: Becker will be back in action at Placerville Speedway this weekend for the Dave Bradway Jr Memorial with Bjork Motorsports.

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.

 

 

Austin O’Neal Kicks 2023 Season Off at Knoxville Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA: An extended off season for Kearney, MO’s Austin O’Neal finally came to an end on Saturday night as O’Neal kicked his 2023 season off at Knoxville Raceway.

“After 238 days it was great to finally get back in a car,” Austin O’Neal said. “Unfortunately, our night didn’t go had we had hoped, and it was a tough night, but we will work through our issues and try again.”

Taking part in weekly 360ci action at Knoxville Raceway, O’Neal kicked the night off by timing in 16th quickest in his qualifying flight aboard the Marmon Keystone/Weld Racing/River Valley Ag backed No. 11.

Missing the inversion, O’Neal lined up in the fourth row of his heat race, and needed to finish inside of the Top-Five to transfer directly into the feature event.

On a very slick surface in the seven-lap shootout, the bottom would prove to be the preferred line for much of the field. Able to make a couple of nice moves, O’Neal worked his way into sixth, but it was not enough as he would be relegated into one of the twin ‘B’ mains that were on tap later in the evening.

Lining up fifth in ‘B’ No. 2, O’Neal needed to nail his start with only two drivers keeping their night alive. When the race went green, O’Neal was hard on the throttle and the slick surface led to him spinning his tires and losing early valuable track position.

Getting up to speed, O’Neal went to work on the bottom of the famed ½ mile until his left rear inboard brake rotor exploded. Once this happened, O’Neal’s night was over as he returned to the pit area.

“Having the rotor explode like it did is a little odd as it was relatively new, but it is something that we have to deal with in this sport,” O’Neal said. “Thanks to everyone for the help and who makes this possible.”

Austin O’Neal Racing would like to thank Marmon/Keystone, Weld Racing, River Valley Ag, Kaw Valley Companies, Allen’s Automotive, Champion Oil, Taff’s Carpets, Speedway Motors Racing Engines, Rod End Supply, AdvanTec Dyno Services, Clemons Home Team, Carstar Metcalf, Buddy’s Automotive, Schoenfeld Headers, V&L Properties, Toby’s Coatings, NGK Spark Plugs, Maxim Racing, Capital Sign Co., and Schure Built Suspensions

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-1, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

ON TAP: O’Neal is tentatively slated to return to racing action on June 16th at Humboldt Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Austin O’Neal by following him on Twitter @austinonealrcgn, or by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/austinonealracing.

 

 

Joel Myers Jr Picks Up Fifth Place Finish at Silver Dollar Fair Race

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in the return to Sprint Car racing at the Silver Dollar Fair in Chico, CA, Joel Myers Jr had a good showing on Sunday night as he picked up his first Top-Five on the season since getting his CA season underway just over a month ago.

“We had been a little off during our first couple of races out this year, and we changed some things before Petaluma last week, and I was happy with how those changes reacted on the slick surface that we had on Sunday night in Chico, CA,” Joel Myers Jr said.

26 cars checked in for 410ci action the ¼ mile bullring on Sunday night and the Sebastopol, CA driver timed in second fastest in his group aboard the All About Fire Protection/Hi-Plains Building Division/Dirt Dudes Excavating backed No. 46Jr.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race alongside Andy Forsberg, Myers settled into second as Forsberg got the initial jump in the eight-lap shootout.

Hounding Forsberg, Myers Jr’s second place finish was good enough to qualify him for the nightly redraw as the five-pill put him in the third row of the 30-lap feature event.

When the feature came to life, Myers Jr had a strong car underneath him as he wasted no time working his way into the third position. An early restart saw Myers Jr make a bid on second, but as he got pinned to and almost into the infield, he would lose several positions as he fell back to eighth.

Quickly getting back up to speed, ‘Jr’ was back up into sixth on the 19th lap as he continued to look for a way back into the Top-Five as the track became bottom dominant late in the feature event.

Powering his way into fifth on the 22nd marker, Myers Jr held the spot and closed his night out with a fifth-place finish.

“We had a good jump on an early restart, but we got pinched down and it broke our momentum and cost us a few spots,” Myers Jr said. “We have been working hard in the shop the last two weeks and I think we are seeing that effort pay off. We are all excited for two nights at Placerville Speedway this weekend.”

Joel Myers Jr Racing would like to thank All About Fire Protection, Hi-Plains Building Division, DirtDudes Excavating, PitStopUSA, System 1 Ignition, Weld, Smith Ti, Culvert Ops, Economy Plumbing, Cartronics, NorCal Powersports, Y2K Gaming, Shark Racing Engines, Lucas Oil, Vaider, L Delo Designs, Walker Performance Filtration, ShopRico.Com, Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Kaeding Performance, Triple X Race Co., and Ogio, for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 17, Wins-7, Top-5’s- 10, Top-10’s-12

ON TAP: Myers Jr will be in action this Friday and Saturday night in Placerville, CA. Friday night he will take on the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, and Saturday night will be the Dave Bradway Jr Memorial with the KWS/NARC Series.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with ‘Jr’ by following him on Twitter @Racing46Jr, Instagram @Racing46jr, or by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/JoelMyersJr.

To grab your Joel Myers Jr Merchandise, click over to www.shopjoelmyersjr.com

 

 

Bayston and CJB Motorsports climb at Atomic; North Dakota and Minnesota next

2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 8th | 3064 points

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

CARLISLE, Pa. (May 30, 2023) - Although an up and down weekend for Spencer Bayson and CJB Motorsports, continuing their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a visit to Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday, May 26-27, followed by a stop at the highbanks of Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on Monday, May 29, the Carlisle, Pennsylvania-based open wheel team still managed to find success, ultimately opening their Ohio and Indiana slate with a top-ten performance at Atomic on Friday.

Bayston, ace of the TrueTimber Camo, Rothco, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, No. 5 sprint car, finished seventh in his top-ten outcome in southern Ohio, commencing his run all the way back from row eight. The top-ten bumped Bayston’s season tally to 13, three of which accomplished within the top-five.

In addition, Bayston, calling Lebanon, Indiana, home, finished 12th in his second appearance at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, battling ahead one position after starting 13th on the A-Main grid.

Unfortunately, a late-race incident at Lawrenceburg, contact with the outside retaining wall while battling for a top-ten spot, did not allow Bayston to finish the annual Memorial Day Spectacular; he was scored 21st.

ON DECK:
Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a two-day swing through North Dakota and Minnesota, first paying a visit to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, June 2, then stopping by Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota, on Saturday, June 3.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners: TrueTimber Camo, Rothco, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, Highlands’ Power Sports, High Performance Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Allstar Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Walker Filtration, Schoenfeld Headers, Ti22 Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Fine Line Auto Body, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Smith Titanium, HRP, Factory Kahne Shocks, Ultrashield, Andrews Quick Change Gears, Blackbeard, Vahlco Wheels, Kinsler Fuel Injection, ATL, Winters, Fastener Specialties, KSE Racing Products, System 1 Pro Ignition, Maxim Racing, KH Suspension, RRi Designs, QuickCar Racing Products, Outerwears, Moose Blocks, Safety-Kleen.

2023 WORLD OF OUTLAWS STATISTICS:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 3
Top-Tens: 13

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Kicked-off 2023 campaign with back-to-back top-ten scores against the All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7-8; finished fourth and eighth, respectively. Finished sixth and fifth at Volusia Speedway Park (DIRTcar Nationals make-up feature and Spring Showdown finale) on Sunday and Monday, March 5-6. Finished third at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama, on Friday evening, March 24; Spencer Bayston’s first-ever visit to Talladega. Finished eighth and ninth, respectively, in Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s two-day Texas Outlaw Nationals on Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1. Finished fourth in the Jason Johnson Classic at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday, April 8. Finished seventh during High Limit Sprint Car Series competition at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, on April 11. Finished eighth during I-55 Showdown at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Friday, April 14. Finished tenth during action at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana, on Saturday, April 29. Finished seventh from 12th in Eldora Speedway’s Let’s Race Two finale on Saturday, May 6. Finished sixth in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash on Wednesday, May 10. Finished tenth and seventh in Ohio Outlaw starts at Attica Raceway Park and Sharon Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 19-20. Finished seventh from 16th at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Friday, May 26.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
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News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
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Merchandise: www.spencerbayston.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

 

Schatz highlights weekend with podium performance at Atomic; Heading home to North Dakota


2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 5th | 3170 points

Dates: Friday and Saturday, May 26th-27th
Event: Outlaws Return to Atomic Speedway
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Atomic Speedway (Chillicothe, Ohio)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 16th (6th)
Saturday: 3rd (3rd)

Date: Monday, May 29th
Event: Memorial Day Spectacular
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, Indiana)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 10th (6th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 30, 2023) - Although a tough start to the weekend that saw ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz lose a tire while battling for a podium position at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Friday, May 26, the Fargo, North Dakota, native got his fair share of redemption, eventually concluding his three-race holiday stretch with not only a pair of top-ten performances, but a podium result along the way, highlighting his weekend agenda with a third-place outcome during Atomic’s second night of competition on Saturday, May 27.

Schatz, ace of the Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Motor Company, Ford Performance, MadJax XSeries, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts, No. 15 sprint car, started third in his podium pursuit, moving up to battle Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo for the race lead within the first ten circuits. The two-time winner in 2023 would eventually take command from the Jason Johnson Racing No. 41 on lap 18, driving off to lead five circuits in total before Macedo reclaimed the top spot for the final time on lap 24.

Big Game Motorsports’ David Gravel would also get by Schatz on lap 31.

“Second or third…it’s not a win so not much difference to me,” Schatz said about Atomic’s podium. “Hats off to the whole Carquest team. These guys have a great race car. What we did in the Dash was incredible around the bottom line, and we just kind of have good drive everywhere.”

Although Schatz was plagued with bad luck in Atomic Speedway’s Friday night opener, his speed and potential was obvious, and after starting 16th on the A-Main grid, Schatz was pressuring for a podium position as early as lap ten.

Other weekend results include finishing tenth in Lawrenceburg Speedway’s annual Memorial Day Spectacular on Monday, May 29; Schatz started sixth.

ON DECK:
Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a two-day swing through North Dakota and Minnesota, first paying a visit to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, June 2, then stopping by Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota, on Saturday, June 3.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Donny Schatz and Tony Stewat/Curb-Agajanian Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Motor Company, Ford Performance, MadJax XSeries, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts.

Broadcast Coverage:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com

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

2023 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics:
Races: 24
Wins: 2
Top-5s: 10
Top-10s: 12

 

 

Brown back in the top-five at Knoxville; High Limit action continues Wednesday in Granite City

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (May 30, 2023) - Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing may not have been victorious in their four-race Memorial Day weekend stretch, but they were close, highlighting their recent campaign with a top-five outcome at the Sprint Car Capital of the World, Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, May 27.

Brown, ace of the Casey’s, FVP, Andy's Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Mt. Dew Overdrive, HAWK Hunting, Ditzfeld Transfer, No. 21 sprint car, finished fourth in his recent Knoxville visit, racing ahead three positions after starting seventh on the evening grid. Brown’s preliminary effort included the second-fastest time during qualifying time trials, finishing second again during his respective heat race. “Blackjack,” who headquarters his race team in Grain Valley, Missouri, is certainly no stranger to success at Knoxville Raceway, earning a recent victory at the Iowa staple on Saturday, May 20; the 61st of Brown’s storied career.

Other Memorial Day weekend results include finishing 11th during ASCS National action at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, on Friday, May 26, followed by 13th and 15th-place finishes during a two-day stay at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota, on Sunday and Monday, May 28-29.

Brown’s result at Lakeside is deceiving at best, as he was a winning threat not only once, but twice.

While attempting a slide job within the top-five, Brown accidentally made contact with another competitor and spun, ultimately forcing him to the rear. Fast forward and Brown is back in the top-five battling for position, only this time, a flat tire led him to the rear.

“A pretty solid weekend for our Casey’s/FVP team. I think we were fast enough to be winners Friday night at Lakeside, but if it was not for bad luck, we’d have no luck at all,” Brown stated. “The next few weeks are going to be busy. My guys work hard and are ready for anything.”

ON DECK:
Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing will continue their 2023 campaign with an exciting week through the Midwest, first joining the High Limit Sprint Car Series in a midweek visit to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois, on Wednesday, May 31, followed by back-to-back nights at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Friday and Saturday, June 2-3. Brown will compete in 360 competition on Friday and 410 competition on Saturday.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s, FVP, Andy's Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Mt. Dew Overdrive, HAWK Hunting, Ditzfeld Transfer, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Maxim Chassis, J.D. Welding & Machine, Waldinger, Smiley’s Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Mid Mo Equipment, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem’s Helmets, Factory Kahne Shocks, Cometic Gaskets, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, HostIowa.net, Fultz Excavating, Restless Spirits Distillery, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, AL Driveline, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny’s Components, Rod End Supply, Winter’s Performance Products, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Hoosier Tires, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, Bam Roller Lifters, Outerwears, MPD, All Star Performance, 6B Apparel, MSD Ignition and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/brianbrown21
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.brianbrownracing.com
Merchandise: www.shopbrianbrownracing.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com
Watch Knoxville Raceway weekly at www.dirtvision.com
Watch High Limit Sprint Car Series at www.floracing.com

2023 STATISTICS:
Top-fives: 6
Top-tens: 9
Wins: 1

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Kicked-off 2023 campaign with back-to-back 14th-place scores against the All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7-8. Recorded back-to-back World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series top-five finishes at Volusia Speedway Park on Sunday, March 5; fifth and third during the Spring Showdown opener and DIRTcar Nationals make-up feature, respectively. Finished ninth from 18th in Lakeside Speedway’s High Limit Sprint Car Series event on April 11. Rallied from 21st to finish ninth in 34 Raceway’s High Limit Sprint Car Series event on Tuesday, April 25; earned a $1,200 bonus for his efforts. Charged from 13th to finish fourth in Eldora Speedway’s Let’s Race Two finale on Saturday, May 6. Hard charged his way from 25th (provisional) to fourth during High Limit Sprint Car Series action at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Tuesday, May 16. Finished seventh during POWRi 410 action at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, on Friday, May 19. Won first feature of the season at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, May 20; started seventh, 61st career win. Finished fourth during Knoxville Raceway start on Saturday, May 27.

 

 

Ian Madsen and TKS Motorsports rally big at Knoxville; Back to the Sprint Car Capital of the World on Saturday

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MITCHELLVILLE, Iowa (May 30, 2023) - Ian Madsen and TKS Motorsports are starting to find their rhythm at the Sprint Car Capital of the World, and although the Mitchellville, Iowa-based open wheel operation has yet to be victorious at Knoxville Raceway this season, recent results may indicate that the accomplishment to not too far away.

Madsen, wheelman of the Albaugh - Your Alternative, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Industrial Products, deWit Construction, Jersey Freeze Ice Cream, Freedom Concrete Pumping, Finer Cuts Lawn Care, No. 2KS sprint car, finished eighth in his recent Knoxville Raceway attempt, and despite that being far from victorious, the path to get there was just as impressive, hard charging his way forward from 16th on the A-Main lineup.

Madsen’s preliminary effort at the Iowa staple included the tenth-fastest time of 30 entries, continuing on with a sixth-place outcome during heat race competition.

“We’re slowly working out the kinks…we’ll take it,” Troy Renfro, owner of the TKS Motorsports No. 2KS, said. “Having the ability and the drive to persevere is just as important as winning, and we proved our ability to persevere this weekend. I’m proud of this team. We’ll keep plugging away and get to the top eventually. That’s always been the goal.”

Other weekend highlights include finishing 16th and 18th in Huset’s Speedway’s two-day Northern Outlaw Sprint Association (NOSA) program on Sunday and Monday, May 28-29.

ON DECK:
TKS Motorsports and Ian Madsen will continue their 2023 campaign with another visit to the “Sprint Car Capital of the World,” Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 3.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Albaugh - Your Alternative, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Industrial Products, deWit Construction, Jersey Freeze Ice Cream, Freedom Concrete Pumping, Finer Cuts Lawn Care, AL Driveline, TJ Forged, Justice Brothers, Custom Plumbing Inc, Serenity Custom Woodworking, XYZ Machining, Rod End Supply, KH Suspension, Schoenfeld Headers, Allstar Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Central Iowa Sheds, Mobile Dent Service, BK TI Components, Webb Family Farms, Mag-Tech Ignition, ATL – Aero Tech Laboratories, Bill Bell House Moving, Precision Carpentry Services, Quick Car, JR-1, Hoosier Tires, Winters Performance Products, KSE Racing Products

2023 STATS:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 2
Top-Tens: 3

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Filling in for Ian Madsen, Chase Randall finished fourth in Knoxville Raceway’s season opener on Saturday, May 6. Ian Madsen finished fourth during POWRi 410 start at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, on Friday, May 19. Ian Madsen Hard Charged from 16th to finish eighth at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, May 27.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/TKSMotorsports
News coverage: https://www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: https://www.tksmotorsports2ks.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch High Limit Series online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Knoxville Raceway online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Huset’s Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Jackson Motorplex online at www.dirtvision.com.

 

 

Reinhardt’s Home State Runner-Up Finish Highlights All Star Swing
 

Gains Made at Port Royal; Hodnett Foundation Race on Tap This Week at BAPS

Abbottstown, PA – May 30, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Kyle Reinhardt hauled his Capitol Renegade, Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers, Coors Banquet Beer, Henry’s Wrecker No.91 to his home state of New Jersey to kick off a four-race stint with the All Star Circuit of Champions on Thursday night, June 25th, at Bridgeport Motorsports Park.

Going home is always nice and in this case, it seemed to do a lot of good for Reinhardt. He put together a very solid night that ended with a runner-up finish. He was looking to continue that trend as the series rolled into central Pennsylvania for the holiday weekend.

Date: May 25, 2023
Event: All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: Bridgeport Motorsports Park
City, State: Swedesboro, NJ
Quick Stats: 27 cars, Qualifying 5th, Heat 1st (1), Dash 4th (4), A-main 2nd (4)

Date: May 26, 2023
Event: Doug Esh Tribute / All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: Williams Grove Speedway
City, State: Mechanicsburg, PA
Quick Stats: 34 cars, Qualifying 6th in Group A, Heat 7th (6), B-main 1st (1), A-main 14th (21)

Date: May 27, 2023
Event: Bob Weikert Memorial – Fallen Heroes Championship / All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: Port Royal Speedway
City, State: Port Royal, PA
Quick Stats: 40 cars, Qualifying 17th, Heat 9th (4), B-main 9th (7)

Date: May 28, 2023
Event: Bob Weikert Memorial – Finale / All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: Port Royal Speedway
City, State: Port Royal, PA
Quick Stats: 40 cars, Qualifying 25th, Heat 3rd (2), A-main 20th (20)

100th Career All Star Main Event Start

With twenty-seven cars on hand Thursday night, Reinhardt clicked off the 5th fastest lap overall to get his night started on the right foot. The qualifying effort put Reinhardt on the pole of the night’s third and final heat race.

Scotty Thiel shared the front row for the heat race. He dove hard under Reinhardt going into turn three on a tenacious opening lap but Kyle was up to the challenge. He turned back under Theil in turn four to take command. He never looked back and went on to win the race by 1.6 seconds over Anthony Macri.

Reinhardt drew the number four pill for the dash. He would finish in that 4th spot, giving him the outside row two starting spot for the 30-lap A-main.

The Neptune City, NJ native held a solid grip on the 3rd spot for much of the main event after a heated early batter with Hunter Schuerenberg. A restart with twelve laps remaining saw Reinhardt get by Freddie Rahmer for 2nd but Rahmer battled back in turn four. The exchange almost led to a spin by Reinhardt but he gathered the No.91 back up and rejoined the battle.

The near-disaster left Reinhardt in 6th on lap twenty. Three laps later he was back up to 3rd and was clearly on a mission. He wrestled the runner-up spot away from Schuerenberg with three laps remaining, then began to close the gap on leader Tyler Courtney.

Reinhardt was 3-tenths of a second quicker than the leader but there wasn’t enough time left to mount a challenge without the aid of a caution. He crossed the line with a 2nd place finish.

“Should’ve won that race. I had a really good car.“, Reinhardt said. “After that restart when Freddie (Rahmer) and I exchanged sliders, it took the air off my nose and I almost spun. I dropped a few spots and had to spend a few laps getting that track position back. Ran out of time to try to catch Tyler (Courtney).“

The finish was a fine way to celebrate Reinhardt’s 100th career All Star main event start.

The Grove

Back in Pennsylvania at Williams Grove Speedway for a Friday night show with the All Stars, Reinhardt recorded the 6th quickest lap in Group A qualifying. The lap left him with a bit of a hole to dig out of for the night.

The challenges continued in the heat race when Reinhardt was unable to improve his position, slipping back one spot to a 7th place finish and landing in the B-main.

Reinhardt found some of his speed in the B-main, leading wire-to-wire and winning the last chance race to put his Capitol Renegade, Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers, Coors Banquet Beer, Henry’s Wrecker No.91 in the show.

In the 30-lap A-main, Reinhardt continued his rebound, advancing from his 21st starting spot to a 14th place finish.

“We have had good speed here at the Grove all year, so I was a little disappointed we didn’t qualify better tonight. We finally got going later in the night and salvaged something out of the night.“, Reinhardt commented.

The Speed Palace

Back in early April, Kyle Reinhardt made a trip to Port Royal Speedway and recorded a top ten finish, so there was reason to come into the two-day Bob Weikert Memorial with some positivity that the struggles of the last couple seasons at ‘The Speed Palace’ were behind him.

There were 40 teams signed in Saturday night and the night started off reasonably well for Reinhardt when he turned the 17th best lap in qualifying. Things went a little off track in the heat race however, as he faded from his 4th starting spot to finish 9th.

The night ended early for Reinhardt when big adjustments for the B-main yielded similar results, a 9th place finish from a 7th place start.

Sunday was a new day and a new approach for Reinhardt.

An unfavorable draw set Reinhardt as the 36th of 40 cars to hit the track for the single-flight qualifying. His lap put him 25th in the results.

Reinhardt started on the front row of his heat race and was able to lead the opening lap before ultimately winding up 3rd.

The Bob Weikert Memorial uses a qualifying and passing points system to set the field. Reinhardt’s total after the heat race ranked him 20th overall, good enough to lock into the A-main.

At the end of the 29-lap finale, the distance set in honor of the legendary car owner’s long-time number, Reinhardt finished 20th.

“The good news is we made the race tonight (Sunday). We were terrible last night, but we made some gains tonight. Port Royal has been a challenge for us the last couple years. We’re getting closer.“, Reinhardt shared.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2023 season.

Kyle can be contacted via kylereinhardt46@gmail.com.
Up Next

BAPS Motor Speedway is Reinhardt’s lone destination this week. On Thursday, June 1st he will compete in the Greg Hodnett Foundation race at the York Haven, PA speedway before taking the weekend off.

Season Stats

19 races, 0 wins, 4 top 5’s, 11 top 10’s, 13 top 15’s

Trivia Question

The answer to last week’s question is… it is TRUE that Kyle Reinhardt won a feature event at Port Royal Speedway in a 360 sprint car! The victory occurred during PA Speedweek in 2019 when he piloted the John Westbrook No.1w to the win in the URC portion of the program on Wednesday, July 3rd!

Now, on to this week’s question. What is Kyle’s dog’s name?

The answer in the next press release!

Partner Spotlight

Coors Banquet Beer

HISTORY

Coors Banquet beer was first brewed 150 years ago. It was the original product brewed by Adolph Coors in Colorado when he first established his brewery in 1873.

Over those 150 years, Coors has not compromised their craft. Since day one Coors Banquet has been brewed only in Golden, Colorado, with Rocky Mountain spring water and Moravian barley.

The company will celebrate their sesquicentennial on September 30th, 2023 with a huge street festival in the town where it all began – Golden, Colorado. This memorable event will feature a lineup of live musical performances, local artisans, brewery tours, limited-edition merch, and great food and beer.

SUPPORT LOCAL

Ace Distributing is a leading beverage wholesaler in South Central Pennsylvania, right in the heart of the racing community.

When you head to your favorite dirt track, you want your favorite ice cold beer to enjoy, right? Ace services over 1,400 direct retail partners across Lancaster, York, Adams, Franklin, Fulton, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon, Perry, Mifflin, and Juniata counties.

That means you can pick up some Coors Banquet beer from your local distributor on the way to your favorite track!

Please drink responsibly!

Kyle Reinhardt (91) battles with Hunter Schuerenberg (55) at Bridgeport Motorsports Park (photo credit: Derick Kriner Photography)
Kyle Reinhardt is interviewed by ASCoC announcer Blake Anderson following his 2nd place finish at Bridgeport Motorsports Park on 5-25-2023 (photo credit: Derick Kriner Photography)
Kyle Reinhardt (91) moves in front of Justin Whittall during qualifying for the All Star Circuit of Champions Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway 5-28-2023 (photo credit: Derick Kriner Photography)
ABOUT KYLE REINHARDT

Kyle Reinhardt is a professional winged sprint car driver based in New Oxford, PA. Originally from Neptune City, NJ, Kyle has been racing since 1999 and has earned multiple victories at every level he has competed in. Since turning professional in 2019, Reinhardt has compiled two track championships and seven victories, including an All Star Circuit of Champions win.

Learn more about Kyle Reinhardt and shop merch at: KyleReinhardt.com

Follow Kyle Reinhardt’s season at: A2DPR.com/latest-news

Facebook: Facebook.com/KyleReinhardtRacing

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Broadcast coverage of World of Outlaw events and Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com

Broadcast coverage of All Star Circuit of Champions event, Port Royal Speedway events and select Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of 410 sprint car events at BAPS Motor Speedway is available at SprintCarUnlimited.tv
THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!

The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the support during the 2023 racing season!
Capitol Renegade
Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers
Coors Banquet Beer
Henry’s Wrecker Service

Fibreworks Composites

Maxim Chassis

FK Rod Ends

Kelly Racing Fuel

Arai Americas

KSE Racing Products

InTech Trailers

Mettec

AL Driveline

DMI

Rider Racing Engines

HP Engines

Titan Wings

Simpson Race Products

As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return! These are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these we do possible.

PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help our race team by giving your business to these great partners.

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Justyn Cox charges for Marysville podium en route to taking SCCT point lead

By Gary Thomas

Marysville, CA…Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox guided the Bates-Hamilton Racing mount from 15th to third at Marysville Raceway on Saturday and in doing so, catapulted himself atop the Sprint Car Challenge Tour standings.

“I really want to thank the Bates-Hamilton Racing team for continuing to give me good race cars each and every night,” Cox commented. “It’s always a positive thing when you can make progress throughout the night like we’ve been doing. Hats off to the Marysville Raceway track prep team as well for giving us a solid surface on Saturday. That was a lot of fun.”

Cox, who captured the Mel & Marlyn Hall Memorial in 2013, began this year’s edition by qualifying fourth in his heat race group. He then locked down a third-place finish in the second race, which placed the benefitRFP/ Lippert Construction/ Mozingo Construction/ Dan Ewart Sales/ VinylTech PVC Pipe/ Clow Valve No. 42x in the eighth row for the feature.

When the green flag waved in the 35-lapper cars raced high and low on the quarter mile bullring. Numerous caution periods slowed the pace at times, but Cox ran a smart and methodical main event, as he picked off cars one by one. After roughly 10-laps he would move up to sixth and then into the top-five around the halfway point.

The 28-year-old continued his charge forward while cutting fantastic circuits on the tricky bullring. Just after lap 20 he was able to carve his way into the third spot, where he eventually went on to finish at the Darin Stahl checkered flag.

Cox and Bates-Hamilton Racing will now get prepared for one of the biggest weekends of the season coming up at Placerville Speedway. The Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial opens with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour this Friday night and concludes with the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series on Saturday.

Going into Friday’s program, Cox holds an eight-point lead in the SCCT standings over Shane Golobic. Two years ago, he claimed his first career Sprint Car Challenge Tour triumph during the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial at Placerville.

Heading into the NARC 410 Sprint Car portion on Saturday, Cox ranks fourth in the series standings with seven races complete. The 40-lap grand finale at the Bradway will dish out a minimum of $5,000-to-win plus lap money.

Seating in the grandstands is reserved both nights at Placerville Speedway and can be purchased by visiting https://www.eventsprout.com/event/ppr-2023

Live coverage on Friday will be provided by www.calidirt.tv while Saturday is covered by FloRacing.

 would like to thank BenefitRFP, Lippert Construction, Mozingo Construction, Dan Ewart Sales, VinylTech PVC Pipe, Clow Valve, Teichert Construction, Advanced Drainage Systems, Custom Pipe and Fabrication, B Scadden Design, Specified Pipe, North Bay Waterworks, SIP, Tigre, Star Pipe Products, McWane Ductile, Kaeding Performance, Kistler Engines, Maxim Racing, Sellers Race Wings, ART Enterprises, Rod Tiner Racing, Tiner-Hirst Enterprise, Vanlare Steering Repair, Arbo-Tec, Performance Powder Coating, Warehouse Paint, Justice Brothers, K1 Race Gear, Arai Helmets and Bullet Impressions for their support this season.

Marysville Raceway Quick Recap-

May 27th: Qualified (4th in group), Heat Race (3rd), A-main (3rd)

Friday June 2nd: Placerville Speedway – Sprint Car Challenge Tour (Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial Opener) Saturday June 3rd: Placerville Speedway – NARC 410 Sprint Cars (32nd Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial)

Specified Pipe

Bates Hamilton Racing would like to welcome aboard Specified Pipe as a brand-new sponsor for 2023. Specified Pipe are dedicated manufacturers’ representatives for Diamond Plastics and have a single purpose: to improve the understanding and use of PVC pipe.

We are singularly focused on the use of segmented, gasketed PVC pipe for buried water and wastewater applications, such as: Potable water transmission, Potable water distribution, Gravity collection & conveyance of sanitary & storm sewer, force mains and more.

To learn more about the company visit https://www.specifiedpipe.com/

To keep up with Bates-Hamilton Racing be sure to like the BHR Page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BatesHamiltonRacing

Follow along on Twitter at https://twitter.com/bhr42x

Make sure to also follow our Instagram page @bhr_42x

 

 

SCCT launches Bradway Memorial with final Placerville visit of the year Friday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA…Friday night lights are coming to Placerville Speedway this week, as the Sprint Car Challenge Tour kicks-off the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial with its final appearance of the season on the famed red clay.

The event this Friday June 2nd marks round five of the SCCT season and launches the massive Bradway Memorial weekend, with the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series invading Placerville the following night. Live Music will entertain the crowd in the midway from 4-6pm, with Coors Light Happy Hour occurring during that time.

The “Bradway” originally began at Silver Dollar Speedway in 1992 to honor the late Dave Bradway Jr., who lost his life in a Sprint Car crash at Skagit Speedway’s Dirt Cup in 1987. Bradway was a driver destined for stardom in Sprint Car racing and the event held in his memory has become a cornerstone for Northern California.

“We are certainly excited about this weekend’s Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial at Placerville Speedway,” commented track Promoter Scott Russell. “If you’re a Winged Sprint Car enthusiast in California this is the place to be. We feel that running SCCT on Friday night and NARC on Saturday will give us the best chance to have an outstanding track for the teams and fans. Our entire staff is honored to host the Bradway for the third straight year.”

Following last Saturday’s event in Marysville a new driver sits atop the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards driver standings. Utilizing a charge from 15th to third in the feature, Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox has assumed the point lead heading into Placerville. The 28-year-old captured the SCCT portion of the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial in 2021 and will look to do it again on Friday.

Fremont’s Shane Golobic came within inches of victory last week at the Hall Memorial and ranks second in the SCCT standings, just eight scant markers behind Cox. The all-time leader in Sprint Car Challenge Tour wins is always a favorite on the red clay and will be gunning for a strong weekend at Placerville Speedway.

Templeton’s Kaleb Montgomery, Oakley’s Dylan Bloomfield and Fair Oak’s Jake Morgan complete the top-five in the SCCT driver standings with four races down. Last Saturday’s winner Andy Forsberg, Mitchell Faccinto, Gauge Garcia, Chance Grasty and Michael Ing fill out the top-10. A healthy car count is expected with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Friday night to open the big weekend.

Tickets and Details:

Adult tickets at Placerville Speedway this Friday June 2nd cost $25 while seniors 62+, military with ID and juniors 12-17 cost $22. Kids 6-11 are $10, with five and under being admitted free. All seating in the grandstands is reserved this weekend.

Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.eventsprout.com/event/ppr-2023 or at the gate on race day. Camping is available on the fairgrounds and can be reserved by contacting 530-621-5860.

The pit gate will open at noon, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm. The pit meeting will take place at 4:45pm with cars on track around 5:15. Hot laps, Sierra Foothills Wine Services qualifying and racing will follow. Happy Hour is offered when the gates open until 6pm in the grandstands featuring live music along with discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer booth.

For those who can’t make it to the track CaliDirt.TV provides live coverage of every Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards race. The live streaming service also includes the entire championship point race season from Placerville Speedway in 2023. Fans can purchase through a monthly membership or on a per race basis via https://calidirt.tv/

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour would like to thank Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, CaliDirt.TV, Shop Kyle Larson, Pit Stop USA, Tiner-Hirst Enterprise, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, D&D Roofing, Sierra Foothills Wine Services, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services and High Sierra Industries for their support this season.

More information on the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website www.sprintcarchallengetour.com – Be sure to also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarchallengetour and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT. You can also find us on Instagram by searching scct360.

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Upcoming Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards events

Friday June 2: Placerville Speedway (Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial Opening Night)

Saturday June 10: Petaluma Speedway (Sonoma County Showdown on the Adobe)

 

 

Ohio Logistics helps Brad Doty Classic grow at Attica

Monday, May 29, 2023

ATTICA, Ohio – Ohio Logistics helps businesses with their warehousing, distribution and transportation services locally and across the globe. In other words, Ohio Logistics help businesses grow and prosper – exactly what the company does for the Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park.

The Findlay, Ohio based company will once again be the title sponsor of the 35th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics when the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series invades Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 11.

““This is the 16th year that Chuck Bills (President of Ohio Logistics) has been a major part of our event! We have been so fortunate to have him want to be involved for all these years and it’s because of Ohio Logistics, and all of our marketing partners, that this race has grown into the big event that it is,” said Brad Doty, Co-Promoter of the event.

“All of us at Attica Raceway Park want to thank Chuck and everyone at Ohio Logistics for their continued support! As always, I look forward to seeing Chuck, his family, and around 200 of his employees and guests on race day,” added Doty.

When the World of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series comes to Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday July 11 for the 35th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics, the competitors will be battling for the $15,000 payday and the special trophy and hardware that go to the winner.

This year will mark the 18th time the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series has sanctioned the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics. There have been 25 different winners in the 32 contested Brad Doty Classic features (2 have been rained out). NASCAR champion Kyle Larson claimed his second Brad Doty Classic in 2022, sweeping both World of Outlaw events at Attica that year. It was his second Doty win in the last three years and Larson has indicated he will try to defend his Brad Doty Classic in 2023.

Reserved seats for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics are on sale by going to www.atticaracewaypark.com and click on the Brad Doty Classic link at the top of the main page.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.comor follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

Follow Brad Doty on Twitter @braddoty18

Brad Doty Classic Winners

1989 – Steve Kinser
1990 – Jack Hewitt
1991 – Bobby Allen
1992 – Rained Out
1993 – Mark Keegan
1994 – Danny Smith
1995 – Randy Kinser
1996 – Dale Blaney
1997 – Tyler Walker
1998 – Jeff Shepard
1999 – Butch Schroeder
2000 – Kelly Kinser
2001 – Danny Smith (2)
2002 – Alvin Roepke
2003 – Dean Jacobs
2004 – Greg Wilson
2005 – Stevie Smith

Moved to Limaland
2006 – Joey Saldana
2007 – Jac Haudenschild
2008 – Jason Meyers
2009 – Steve Kinser (2)
2010 – Dale Blaney (2)
2011 – Donny Schatz
2012 – Kerry Madsen
2013 – Donny Schatz (2)
2014 – Paul McMahan
2015 – Rained Out

Moved to Attica

2016 – Donny Schatz (3)

2017 – David Gravel

2018 – Donny Schatz (4)

2019 – Brock Zearfoss

2020 – Kyle Larson

2021- Spencer Bayston

2022-Kyle Larson (2)

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through May 25

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 353; 2. Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., 286; 3. Cole Vanderheiden, Papillion, Neb., 253; 4. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 250; 5. Joshua Riggins, Lincoln, Neb., 249; 6. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 245; 7. Brianna Lawson, Jackson Springs, N.C., and Logan Jones, Mercersburg, Pa., both 244; 9. Timothy Bittner, Beech Creek, Pa., 238; 10. Heath Nestrick, Caddo Mills, Texas, 236; 11. Jacob Gomola, Guys Mills, Pa., 233; 12. Austin Burkham, Mansfield, Texas, 228; 13. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 227; 14. Jacob McLain, Hemby Bridge, N.C., 221; 15. Joey Danley, Martell, Neb., 215; 16. Ken Duke, Winfield, Pa., 210; 17. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 209; 18. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 208; 19. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 203; 20. Owen Dimm, Mifflintown, Pa., 202.

State Point Standings

California – 1. Jesse Burks, Chowchilla, Calif., 141; 2. Davey Pombo Jr., Kerman, Calif., 140; 3. Brandon Emmett, Caruthers, Calif., 136; 4. Philip Heynen, Visalia, Calif., 134; 5. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 103; 6. Bryan Murphy, Clovis, Calif., 96; 7. Brooklyn Holland, Kerman, Calif., 77; 8. Jerome Warmerdam, Lemoore, Calif., George Tristao Jr., Tulare, Calif., and Kevin W. Barnes Sr., Fresno, Calif., each 70.

Indiana – 1. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 153; 2. Roderick Henning, Middletown, Ohio, 148; 3. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 141; 4. Bryce Norris, Terre Haute, Ind., 138; 5. Carson Dillion, Terre Haute, Ind., 137; 6. Justin Mathews, Bloomington, Ind., 125; 7. Dillan Baldwin, Taylorsville, Ky., 124; 8. Keith Langley, Bloomington, Ind., 112; 9. Jeff Wimmenauer, Indianapolis, Ind., 109; 10. Eric Perrott, Sumner, Ill., 103.

Iowa – 1. Andrew Sullivan, Arnolds Park, Iowa, 79; 2. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 75; 3. Trevor Smith, Sanborn, Iowa, 74; 4. Madison Miller, Vail, Iowa, 64; 5. Joe Miller, Vail, Iowa, 62; 6. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 39; 7. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., and Justin Bolte, Fremont, Neb., both 38; 9. Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., 36; 10. Shadrach Sporaa, Boone, Iowa, 35.

Kansas – 1. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 154; 2. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., and Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., both 147; 4. Jordan Knight, Spearville, Kan., 142; 5. Chad Salem, Oberlin, Kan., 120; 6. Tyler Knight, Wright, Kan., 119; 7. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., 107; 8. Brian Herbert, Kinsley, Kan., and Jon Freeman, Salina, Kan., both 100; 10. Lucas Cranston, Holcomb, Kan., 96.

Minnesota – 1. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 40; 2. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 39; 3. Matt Johnson, Saint Peter, Minn., 38; 4. Justin Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 37; 5. Brandon Buysse, New Ulm, Minn., 36; 6. Billy Johnson, Saint Peter, Minn., 35; 7. Brandon Allen, Saint Peter, Minn., 34; 8. Zach Glaser, Mankato, Minn., 33; 9. Daniel Griep, Minnetonka, Minn., 32; 10. Zach Foesch, Bird Island, Minn., 31.

Missouri – 1. Jay Russell, Wathena, Kan., 107; 2. Natalie Doney, Odessa, Mo., 104; 3. Jacob Dye, Albany, Mo., 101; 4. J.R. Topper, Saint Joseph, Mo., 99; 5. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 75; 6. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 74; 7. Jack Potter, Kansas City, Mo., 64; 8. Ken Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 60; 9. Monty Cook, De Kalb, Mo., 58; 10. Jake Greenwood, Woodward, Iowa, 40.

Nebraska – 1. Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., 214; 2. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 212; 3. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 203; 4. Gene Ackland, Martell, Neb., 192; 5. Joey Danley, Martell, Neb., 181; 6. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 180; 7. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 177; 8. Joshua Riggins, Lincoln, Neb., 174; 9. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 172; 10. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 171.

New Jersey – 1. Buddy Schweibinz, Woodbine, N.J., 79; 2. Jeff Paulson, Honey Brook, Pa., 74; 3. Phillip Meisner, Chesterfield, N.J., 73; 4. Eddie Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 72; 5. Timothy Iulg, Bridgeton, N.J., 70; 6. Brian Carber, Pipersville, Pa., 69; 7. Jared Kreider, Stockton, N.J., 67; 8. Donald "D.J." Tanner, Warminster, Pa., 65; 9. Dale Eggert, Tuckerton, N.J., 62; 10. Aidan Borden, Jackson, N.J., and Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., both 60.

North Carolina – 1. Jacob McLain, Hemby Bridge, N.C., 114; 2. Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 113; 3. Brianna Lawson, Jackson Springs, N.C., 109; 4. Steve Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., 105; 5. Lance Christie, Fayetteville, N.C., 102; 6. Richard Wisdo, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., 100; 7. John Frutchey, Goose Creek, S.C., 94; 8. Robert Tyler, Mount Pleasant, N.C., 87; 9. Brian Paulus, Six Mile, S.C., 72; 10. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 69.

North Dakota – 1. Tyler Rabenberg, Cambridge, Minn., 40; 2. Ty Hanten, West Fargo, N.D., 39; 3. Andy Pake, Felton, Minn., 38; 4. Jeremy Snow, Princeton, Minn., 37; 5. Marcus Rothenbacher, Ulen, Minn., 36; 6. Morgan Nyquist, Moorhead, Minn., 35; 7. Brandon Rekow, Ellendale, N.D., 34; 8. Daniel Griep, Minnetonka, Minn., 33; 9. Paul Kautzman, West Fargo, N.D., 32; 10. Tye Wilke, Detroit Lakes, Minn., 31.

Ohio – 1. Wyatt Justice, Stoutsville, Ohio, 40; 2. Austin Powell, Wilmington, Ohio, 39; 3. Dillan Baldwin, Taylorsville, Ky., 38; 4. Roman Gephart, New Lebanon, Ohio, 37; 5. Jason Helton, Waverly, Ohio, 36; 6. Chase Baker, Waynesville, Ohio, 35; 7. Jonathan Singleton, Amanda, Ohio, 33; 8. Jason Young, Columbus, Ohio, 32; 9. Chad Hyatt, Ashville, Ohio, 31; 10. Lance Whaley, Morrow, Ohio, 30.

Oklahoma – 1. Steven Shebester, Tuttle, Okla., 40; 2. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 39; 3. Brady Courtney, Carnegie, Okla., 38; 4. Derrick Gentilly, Carnegie, Okla., 37; 5. Loyd Clevenger, Newalla, Okla., 35; 6. Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., 34; 7. Duane Baker, Chickasha, Okla., 33; 8. Katelynn Dixon, Justin, Texas, 32; 9. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 31; 10. Peter Walker, Bullard, Texas, 30.

Pennsylvania – 1. Timothy Bittner, Beech Creek, Pa., 238; 2. Logan Jones, Mercersburg, Pa., 205; 3. Owen Dimm, Mifflintown, Pa., 202; 4. Logan Spahr, Lewisberry, Pa., Jacob Gomola, Guys Mills, Pa., and Michael Alleman, Port Royal, Pa., each 200; 7. Kruz Kepner, Middleburg, Pa., 198; 8. Josh Spicer, Julian, Pa., 185; 9. Drew Young, Beaver Springs, Pa., 178; 10. Seth Schnoke, Pine Grove, Pa., 176.

South Carolina – 1. Jacob McLain, Hemby Bridge, N.C., 107; 2. Brianna Lawson, Jackson Springs, N.C., 102; 3. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 100; 4. Richard Wisdo, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., and John Frutchey, Goose Creek, S.C., both 98; 6. Derrek Treece, Sumter, S.C., 95; 7. Robert Tyler, Mount Pleasant, N.C., 93; 8. George Loux, Maiden, N.C., and Steve Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., both 74; 10. Brian Paulus, Six Mile, S.C., 69.

South Dakota – 1. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 149; 2. Koby Werkmeister, Armour, S.D., 142; 3. Brandon Bosma, Rock Rapids, Iowa, 112; 4. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 106; 5. Nick Barger, Madison, S.D., 102; 6. Lee Goos Jr., Hartford, S.D., and Bayley Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., both 101; 8. Corbin Erickson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 98; 9. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., and Andrew Sullivan, Arnolds Park, Iowa, both 95.

Texas – 1. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 227; 2. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 209; 3. Heath Nestrick, Caddo Mills, Texas, 204; 4. Austin Burkham, Mansfield, Texas, 199; 5. Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, 198; 6. Justin Fifield, Crandall, Texas, 195; 7. Cody Price, Greenville, Texas, 175; 8. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 173; 9. Steve McMackin, Greenville, Texas, 170; 10. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 166.

Virginia – 1. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 71; 2. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 64; 3. Alyssa Rowe, Chambersburg, Pa., 60; 4. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 58; 5. Joe LeAvell, Waynesboro, Va., 51; 6. Caleb Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 50; 7. Matthew Leach, Newport News, Va., 49; 8. Aaron Leach, Hampton, Va., and Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., both 46; 10. French H. Grimes, Madison, Va., 44.

 

 

Nolen Racing’s Axsom Runs In Eighth Until Accident

In Hoosier Hundred USAC Silver Crown Race Friday Night

At Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park

BROWNSBURG, Ind., May 27 — Emerson Axsom qualified seventh and ran in eighth place for the first 40 laps of the Hoosier Hundred USAC Silver Crown race Friday night at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park. Unfortunately at that point it appeared that a front suspension component broke on his bright yellow Nolen Racing No. 20, and he crashed hard into the outside wall in Turn 1. Although he escaped injury, his KECO Coatings-sponsored Beast with a Tranter Chevy V8 suffered front-end damage and he was unable to continue in the 146-lap race.

The Franklin, Ind.-based driver, who was making his first USAC Silver Crown pavement start, unofficially finished 28th.

Axsom ran a 42.618 for two laps around the 0.686-mile asphalt oval in qualifying, which was just 0.892 off the time Bobby Santos ran to earn the pole.

Nathan Byrd passed Axsom at the start of the race to push him from seventh to eighth, but Axsom was able to hold off veteran Russ Gamester for the first 31 laps. Taylor Ferns passed Gamester on a restart on lap 31 and inched ahead of Axsom for an instant too, but he passed her back on the same lap and never dropped out of eighth place on the lap charts.

Gamester passed Ferns back on lap 34 to draw behind Axsom again, but once again Axsom was able to prevail until his car darted into the outside guardrail in Turn 1 working lap 41 to bring out the third yellow.

Axsom’s fastest lap of the race was lap three, when he was timed in 22.156 seconds. It was the 11th-fastest lap anyone ran in the race, which attracted the largest USAC Silver Crown field for a pavement race in 18 years with 35 entries.

Bobby Santos III won over Logan Seavey, Tyler Roahrig, Derek Bischak and Ferns.

In addition to Friday’s race, Nolen Racing plans to field a USAC Silver Crown car for Axsom in the races on 1-mile dirt tracks: Aug. 19 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield and Sept. 2 at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds in Du Quoin, Ill. One or two other USAC Silver Crown races on asphalt tracks will be added to the mix as scheduling permits.

Nolen Racing’s next race is tonight, Saturday, Nov. 27 when it fields asphalt sprint cars for Axsom and Shane Hollingsworth in the Lucas Oil Little 500 Presented by UAW at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway. Axsom will start fourth and Hollingsworth right behind him in seventh in the 33-car field.

Friday’s race was streamed live on Flo Racing and the Little 500 will be streamed live by MAVTV for Flo Racing.

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

 

 

Kyle Keen Motorsports and Keen Parts Partnership Rolls On

Abbottstown, PA – May 26, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

The partnership established last season between the Kyle Keen Motorsports 358 sprint car team and Keen Parts/CorvetteParts.net has been rolling on through second season together.

Contrary to popular belief, there is no blood relationship between them. A happenstance meeting brought them together, a friendship formed and a partnership was born. Racing Tradition

Keen Parts is no stranger to auto racing. The Ohio-based business has a long history of partnerships with racers at every level, from NASCAR to drag-racing television stars on Street Outlaws: New Orleans.

Owners Tom and TJ Keen enjoy racing so much, they sponsor several teams and have done so for many years, often through their alternate business name, CorvetteParts.net. They have successfully partnered with familiar names in NASCAR and ARCA racing like Earnhardt, DiBenedetto, Lajoie, Boat, Tiff and Mullins.

Kyle Keen, his father Shawn and late grandfather Jesse also have a steeped tradition in racing. Their history in dirt track sprint car racing is a well-documented one that is centered in Central Pennsylvania but whose reputation extends well beyond those borders.

Tom, TJ, Shawn and Kyle all have a rich tradition and a track record of success in racing, so it comes as no surprise a partnership was born.

About Keen Parts

Keen Parts is a leading manufacturer and retailer of Corvette parts and accessories. They have over thirty years of happy customers all over the world. While other companies sell parts for Fords and Volkswagens, all Keen Parts does is Corvette parts and accessories.

Keen Parts is still that same family-owned company they have been since day one. They are not a huge impersonal corporation. They are large enough to have the Corvette parts and Corvette knowledge you need, and small enough to help.

CorvetteParts.net is their website alter-ego. With over 26,000 Corvette parts and accessories, they have what you need. They stock parts available for Corvettes from 1953 to the present. Keen Parts is not an anonymous Corvette website. Their retail shop and warehouses are located in Cleves, Ohio just north of Cincinnati.

Keen Parts is proud of what they sell and proud of what they do. Their Corvette parts are on cars displayed at the National Corvette Museum, Concours d’ Elegance winners, and Bloomington Gold winners. They stock both new and used (original) parts. If you cannot locate what you need on their comprehensive website at http://www.keenparts.com– call their knowledgeable staff at 800-757-KEEN (5336).

Common Ground

The sprint car racing partnership all started through a chance meeting with sprint car driver Kyle Keen in early 2022.

“At the time I was working for a marketing company in the evenings. I received a phone call on my lunch break and Tom Keen was on the other line. I immediately knew who he was from watching NASCAR, and from that point forward we really hit it off, and never looked back. It was fun to share the same last name, and I joked with Tom, calling him my long lost uncle. We really try to keep it fun.”, Kyle shared.

Tom and TJ are also familiar with the Central Pennsylvania area. They come to the Carlisle Fairgrounds twice each year for shows like ‘Corvettes at Carlisle’, which are key events for their business, Keen Parts.

“I’m looking forward to continuing to build this fun relationship with Tom and TJ. I can’t thank them enough for supporting my dream and my passion of racing sprint cars. They are incredible people and obviously big race fans, so I’m looking forward to what the future holds with them.“, Kyle commented.

Location / Business Hours

6048 OH-128, Cleves, OH 45002

Monday through Friday 8 am to 6 pm

Saturday 9 am to 3 pm

Closed on Sunday to be with our families

Online

Website: KeenParts.com

Facebook: Facebook.com/KeenParts

Twitter: Twitter.com/KeenParts

Instagram: Instagram.com/KeenParts

Email / Phone

info@keenparts.com

800.757.KEEN (5336)

513.353.3449 Up Next

Kyle Keen is taking the weekend off and will return to action at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, June 3rd in the Fine Line Auto Body, Keen Parts/CorvetteParts.net, Doubling Gap Ranch, Shetron, Auction & Equipment, LLC., Wicked Dog Grille, Heishman Racing Fuels, Wicked Cushion, DL Lehman Construction, Gearhead Coffee, Jeremy Zarfos Photography, Coyle’s Lawn Maintenance, 2B Wrapped, 4 Leaf Clover Farms, Turn 2 Terribles Podcast & Media, Kyle Keen Motorsports No.17!

Season Stats

5 races, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 2 top 10’s, 3 top 15’s

KYLE KEEN MOTORSPORTS

Kyle Keen Motorsports press releases: A2DPR.com/latest-news

Kyle’s Schedule: KyleKeenMotorsports.com/Schedule

Kyle Keen Motorsports Website: KyleKeenMotorsports.com

Kyle Keen Motorsports on Facebook: Facebook.com/KeenMotorsports

Kyle Keen on Twitter: Twitter.com/Kyle_Keen

Kyle Keen on Instagram: Instagram.com/Kyle_Keen17

Broadcast coverage of Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com

Broadcast coverage of Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com

SPECIAL THANKS

As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return! Below are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these teams do possible. PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help the teams by giving your business to these partners.

Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing! THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS! The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the support during the 2023 racing season!

Fine Line Auto Body

Keen Parts / CorvetteParts.net

Doubling Gap Ranch

Shetron Auction & Equipment, LLC.

Wicked Dog Grille

Heishman Racing Fuels

Wicked Cushion

DL Lehman Construction, LLC

GearHead Coffee

Jeremy Zarfos Photography

Coyles Lawn Maintenance

2B Wrapped

4 Leaf Clover Farms

Turn 2 Terribles Podcast and Media

 

 

Modifieds and More at Tri-City Raceway Park for Memorial Day Weekend
(Franklin, PA May 23, 2023): Tri-City Raceway Park will present its first special of the season this Sunday, May 28. Three divisions of Modifieds will be in action on the big half mile oval. The ground pounding Big Blocks of the BRP Modified Tour will make their first appearance of the season. A return engagement is set for Labor Day Weekend. The UMP Modifieds will make their first appearance as well. And, the Vintage Modifieds will add a little nostalgia to the event when they race in the Lloyd Keith Memorial.
“We are really excited to have all of those Modifieds at the speedway,” said owner and promoter Merle Black. “The BIg Blocks and the UMP Modifieds were once part of the weekly shows at Tri City, so bringing them back for a special appearance over the Memorial Day holiday weekend is fantastic,” he added. “And, everybody likes to see the Vintage Cars because it brings back fond memories.”
The track’s 358 Modifieds are not on the card for this one, but all of those racers are invited to participate with the BRP Modified Tour. Many fans can remember when a 358 driven by Gary Smoker upset the Big Blocks at Tri-City and it could happen again. Those 358s that do take the challenge will not receive any track points for this contest, but there would be no limit to the bragging rights if Ayden Cipriano, for example, could back up his career first 358 Modified victory against the regional Big Block stars.
While those three Modified divisions alone would be enough to whet any race fan’s appetite, there is even more on-track action to enjoy. The 410 Sprint Cars and the 4 Your Car Connection Four Cylinder Mini Stocks are going to log their second races of the season. Ohio pilot Ricky Peterson defeated defending track champion A.J. Flick in round one for the winged warriors last Sunday. Matt Urey dominated the Four Cylinder Mini Stocks. Can they repeat?
Black went all in for this event. He added the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Pro Stocks. Tyler Wyant captured his first of the 2023 season in the opener, so he, too, will try to double up on May 28.
There will be added purse money on the line for the 410 Sprint Cars, Pro Stocks, and Four Cylinder Mini Stocks thanks to Virgile Iron & Steel, Travis Harry Racing Engines, Bish Heating & Cooling, Grandview Auto Body, Singleton Family Chiropractic, Siple Racing Edits, and Bernard’s Electrical Services and Troubleshooting. The 410 Sprints will now pay $2,200 to win, the Pro Stock winner will now take home $1,000.02, and the Mini Stocks will battle for $500!
And, there are extras for the fans, too. In addition to the added classes in competition, two lucky fans will be eligible for an upgrade to the VIP section courtesy of Bernard’s Electrical Services and Troubleshooting. Plus, there will be a big bonfire and a DJ on Saturday night, as well as free camping throughout the holiday weekend!
Fans can enjoy all of this racing and the pre-race activities for the low price of $20 for Adults. Seniors (ages 60 and up) and Students (ages 10 to 16) will be admitted for $15. Children (under the age of 10) will be free, as usual. Pit Passes will be $35.
Pit gates will open at 2 p.m., with spectator gates opening at 4 p.m. Practice sessions will start at 5:30. Heat races will commence at 6 p.m.
Remember that Tri-City Raceway Park will host the final round of the Western PA Sprint Car Speedweek on June 3. The other Sunday Thunder divisions will also be in action. So come out to watch the 358 Modifieds, the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Pro Stocks, and the 4 Your Car Connection Four Cylinder Mini Stocks.
Also, there will be no auto racing on June 11. Instead, the track will present the All American Rodeo Company on Saturday, June 10, under the auspices of the International Professional Rodeo Association.
Further information about Tri-City Raceway Park can be obtained by calling the track office at 724-967-4601, or by e-mailing the office at tricityracewaypark2020@gmail.com. Or, you can check the web at Tri-CityRacewayPark.com, or the Facebook page at Tri City Raceway Park. Tri-City Raceway Park is located just a few miles north of Franklin, PA, at 3430 State Route 417 in Oakland Township. Professional auto racing will be presented in a family friendly atmosphere most Sunday evenings from May through Labor Day weekend.

 

SOS TOUR HEADS TO SOUTHERN ONTARIO MOTOR SPEEDWAY

MERLIN, Ont. (May 27, 2023) - The 2023 Southern Ontario Sprints series presented by Tammy 10 Media is back in Chatham-Kent on Saturday night for the first of three scheduled visits to Southern Ontario Motor Speedway this season.

The track formerly known as South Buxton Raceway was the site of the first event in SOS history back in 1996, but only a handful of winged Sprint Car races have been run at SOMS since the track was completely reconfigured several years ago; Dylan Westbrook claimed the win in last season's SOS event, while Darren Dryden (Action Sprint Tour) and D.J. Christie (Knights of Thunder) took wins in 2021.

A good field is expected to compete in the event, which will now serve as the season opener for the SOS following rainouts at Merrittville and Brighton. Saturday's race now serves as the opener for the Nitro 54 Super Series and will pay $3,000-to-win. The wingless Ontario Traditional Sprints series will also open its season on Saturday at SOMS, and the highest finishing car to run in both the SOS and OTS races will be awarded a $500 bonus!

Racing is scheduled to begin at 7:00pm on Saturday, May 27. Visit www.southernontariomotorspeedway.com for more information.

SOS Media Website: www.southernontariosprints.com Twitter: @SOSsprints Facebook: SouthernOntarioSprints Instagram: southernontariosprints

 

 

OAKWOOD TRANSPORT PRESENTS TRUCKER NIGHT AT THE RACES FRIDAY AT OHSWEKEN

By Tommy Goudge

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (May 25, 2023) – The 26th season of racing at Ohsweken Speedway continues this Friday, May 26 when Oakwood Transport presents Trucker Night at the Races! Show your valid AZ or DZ license to receive $5 off grandstand admission.

The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars and Strickland’s Crate Sprint Cars will be in action on Friday, along with Duel on the Dirt series Home Track races for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks.

Ryan Turner (360 Sprint), Austin Roes (Crate Sprint), Kyle Wert (Thunder Stock), and Dusty DeBoer (Mini Stock) opened their seasons with A-Main wins on Opening Night last week. They will each try to make it two in a row this Friday, but competition will be fierce – more than 120 entries are expected again this week between the four divisions.

Race time is 7:30PM on Friday, May 26. Adult grandstand admission is $20 on Friday, while Senior (65+) and Youth (13-17) admission is $15, and Kids (0-12) are FREE. Show your valid AZ or DZ license to receive $5 off grandstand admission. Please visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca for more information.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY ON GFORCETV 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 on GForceTV. Just search for GForceTV on YouTube, OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY on Facebook, or visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com to watch.

Ohsweken Speedway Media Website: www.ohswekenspeedway.ca Facebook: OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway Instagram: @ohswekenspeedway YouTube: GForceTV

About Ohsweken Speedway: Opened in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex and event centre featuring a 3/8 mile clay oval auto racing track and 1/6 mile clay oval Micro Sprint and Karting track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, and Mini Stocks, while the facility also hosts weekly Micro Sprint and Kart racing on Thursday nights.

 

 

JEFF DYER GETS THIRD AT BAKERSFIELD – DOUBLE DUTY SATURDAY AT PERRIS

(Yucca Valley, CA, May 25, 2023) Shaking off the heartbreak of having a main win snatched away due to a broken wire the previous week at Ventura, Jeff Dyer bounced back with an impressive third-place finish in round #4 of the Best of the West Series last Saturday at the Bakersfield Speedway. This Saturday, May 27th, will be a busy one for Dyer Motorsports at Perris Auto Speedway’s Salute to Indy as Dyer will be competing in the USAC/CRA Series and the POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Cars. His teenage son Seth will also be competing in the lightning sprints.

Jeff qualified sixth fastest in the 16-car field at the “Okie Bowl” with a time of 13.698 last Saturday. Seth was not far behind when he stopped the clock at 13.375. That was good enough for the eighth-best time of the night. Father and son then met in the second eight-lap heat race with Jeff ending up third. Seth was two spots back in fifth.

Both Dyer Motorsports drivers earned positions in the six-car, six-lap dash. The way they finished the dash was the way they would start the main event. Jeff took third in the quick race meaning he would start inside row two for the 25-lapper. Seth placed sixth and would start outside the third row.

Opening up the bottom in turn one on the first lap, Jeff suddenly found himself back to fifth place. On a track that was not going to be easy to pass on, he decided to go wide on the second circuit to try and move up to fourth. It took a couple of laps and he made something from nothing and got the job done. As soon as he climbed into fourth, he returned to the friendlier confines on the lower line and took aim at the third-place car. It took Jeff until the middle of the race, but he eventually took third.

As the race reached its waning laps, the car in second was closing in on the leader and Jeff was closing in on the car in second. However, time ran out before there was more overtaking. The checkered flag flew ending the race with Jeff taking a well-earned third-place spot. Seth ended up 11th.

Jeff left the track third in both the season-long CLS championship standings and the Best of the West Series. Seth currently sits eighth in the CLS and seventh in Best of the West.

Saturday will only be Jeff’s third race in USAC/CRA in 2022. His first two appearances resulted in a 16th at Perris on April 15th and a 15th at the Mohave Valley Raceway on May 6th. For Seth, the race will be his second ever at Perris. Last season in only his seventh lightning sprint car start, he finished 16th.

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As pictured, the new Dyer Motorsports team shirts are now available. You can pick one up in the pits after the races or you can order via email at mailto:dyermotorsports4@gmail.com

Spectator gates at Perris will open at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and the first race will be at 7:00. Adult tickets are $30.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $25.00. For kids 6 to 12 it is just $5.00 and children five and under are admitted free. The fairgrounds charge $10.00 for parking. The famous half-mile clay oval is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in the City of Perris (92571). The track website is at the following link http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (951) 940-0134.

Jeff is racing in memory of his grandparents, Glenn, and Beverly Sels, throughout the 2023 season.

Jeff would like to thank the following for making the 2023 racing campaign possible in the #4 and 4Jr Lightning Sprint Cars. Dependable Machine Inc., Haircuts By Susie, Jobu Racing, LBA Investigations, and Dyer Motorsports.

For the USAC/CRA #39 sprint car, Straight Time Stirrups, Dependable Machines Inc., Hair Cuts By Susie, Jobu Racing, Justice Brothers, and Specialty Fasteners helped put him on the track.

If you would like to be a part of Dyer Motorsports in 2023, call (760) 550-7237 or send an email to mailto:dyermotorsports4@gmail.com.

Jeff Dyer 2023 Results

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway Best of the West Lightning Sprints 10th A Main

3-11-23 Imperial Valley Raceway Best of the West Lightning Sprints 17th A Main

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway Open Comp. Sprints 15th A Main

4-8-23 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 7th A Main

4-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main

5-5-23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

5-13-23 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 11th A Main

5-20-23 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 3rd A Main

Seth Dyer 2022 Lightning Sprint Results

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway Best of the West Lightning Sprints 12th A Main

3-11-23 Imperial Valley Raceway Best of the West Lightning Sprints 10th A Main

4-8-23 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints DNS

5-13-23 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 8th A Main

5-20-23 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 11TH A Main

 

 

Fremont Speedway adds racing on Aug. 4 for weekend double-header

Thursday, May 25, 2023

FREMONT, Ohio – Fremont Speedway will host a great weekend of racing on Friday, Aug. 4 and Saturday, Aug. 5. While the Aug. 5 date was on the original schedule, the track opted to add the Friday event to make up for the early season cancellations.

“We looked around and no one else in our area was racing. We felt because of all the rain outs and cancellations this spring we owed it to the race teams and fans to try and add a race and this date offered us an opportunity for a fun weekend of racing and camping,” said Ryan Schiets, Fremont Speedway Committee Chairman.

The All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads-Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series presented by the Baumann Auto Group will be in competition both nights as will the NAPA of Bryan AFCS presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales 305 sprints and the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks.

The Friday, Aug. 4 racing will be Fort Ball Pizza Palace Night while the Saturday, Aug. 5 event will be Plaza Lanes-Cameo Pizza Night.

Schiets said the track committee and AFCS Promoter Duane Hancock are working to add extra money to the weekend’s racing.

Keep up to date with Fremont Speedway by going to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway.

 

 

FLOWDYNAMICS DRIVERS McCARTHY AND WILLIAMS ARE READY FOR PERRIS SALUTE TO INDY

(Ontario, CA, May 25, 2023) Flowdynamics team drivers Matt McCarthy and Logan Williams will be back in action this Saturday night in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series Salute to Indy at Perris Auto Speedway. The race, which gives a tip of the cap to the Indianapolis 500, began in 1948 and is one of the most coveted by both drivers and team owners on the west coast.

Saturday’s race will be the first for the Ontario-based team since the April 15th outing at Perris that yielded top 10s for both drivers. It will be the squad’s third race of the 2023 campaign. The first outing for the team this year came at Perris in March. McCarthy placed 15th in the 30-lap A main at the Sokola Shootout and Williams finished 22nd.  Matt McCarthy was 9th the the April 15 USAC/CRA main at The PAS. Bobby Kimbrough.

Coming off that performance, the drivers came back determined to better those results on April 15th. That is just what they did! Williams, who lives in Yorba Linda, California, qualified fifth fastest in the 21-car field, and McCarthy of Riverside timed in 11th. They were matched together in a 10-lap heat race with McCarthy placing second. Williams was on his tail and finished third.

In the 30-lap main event, both drivers finished in the top 10. Williams ended up seventh after starting third. McCarthy started 10th and came across the finish line in ninth.

While they are not racing for points this year and even though they have only started two races, McCarthy is ranked 26th in the USAC/CRA standings. Williams is five points and one spot behind his teammate in 27th.

At last year’s Salute to Indy, Williams was initially in a main event battle for second with his two older brothers, Cody, and Austin. The youngest of the three siblings, he slid as far back as seventh but came on late to finish fifth. McCarthy started the main in 17th and after a 30-lap six-car battle throughout the race, he finished 15th.

For fans who would like to see the Flowdynamics duo in action at Perris, spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and the first race will be at 7:00. Adult tickets are $30.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $25.00. For kids 6 to 12 it is just $5.00 and children five and under are admitted free. The fairgrounds charge $10.00 for parking. The famous half-mile clay oval is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in the City of Perris (92571). The track website is at the following link http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (951) 940-0134.

Whenever you get the chance to meet the Flowdynamics drivers in person, be sure to visit them in the pits. They will be glad to sign autographs for you and each will have their fine-looking team shirts available.

If you or your company would like to be a part of one of the West Coast’s most prominent sprint car teams for the upcoming season, please contact John McCarthy at 909 930-5522 or mailto:john@flodyinc.com

McCarthy and Williams would like to thank the following sponsors for making the 2023 season possible. Flowdynamics Inc., PurgePlugs.com, Cal Therm Mechanical Insulators, JFK Design Build, So Cal Racing Fuel, and Full Throttle Lift.

Matt McCarthy 2023 Results

3-18-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 15th A Main

4-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 9th A Main

Logan Williams 2023 Results

3-18-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 22nd A Main

4-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 7th A Main

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Increases Border Battle Payout to $10,000 to Win During Merle Johnson Memorial on June 16

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (May 25, 2023) - Jackson Motorplex has enhanced the payout for the upcoming Border Battle event, which now pays $10,000 to win.

The show features 410ci winged sprint cars and the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series on Friday, June 16. The 410 A Main has been upped to five figures as well as $1,000 to start during the Merle Johnson Memorial main event.

Additionally, the quick qualifier will earn a $300 bonus, each heat race winner will garner a $100 bonus and the hard charger in the A Main receives a $250 bonus from Quick Change Rebuilds.

Also of note, Wyffels Hybrids has added $1,000 to the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series A Main purse.

The big-paying race kicks off the Border Battle weekend, which also includes $7,000-to-win races on June 17 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and on June 18 at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

The Border Battle opener is the lone 410 sprint car event at Jackson Motorplex prior to the famed AGCO Jackson Nationals powered by FENDT. The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event runs Aug. 17-19.

The first sprint car race of the season at Jackson Motorplex is this Friday when the dirt oval hosts the Tweeter Contracting 360 Challenge presented by GRP Motorsports. The Gunderson Racing Inc. Midwest Sprint Touring Series and the QualityFreightRate.com Midwest Power Series 360ci winged sprint cars will race for a top prize of $3,000. The Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series will also be in action.

The pits open at 3 p.m. and the grandstands at 5 p.m. Hot laps will start at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students ages 13-years-old to 18-years-old. Children 12-years-old and younger get in free.

UP NEXT -

Friday for the Tweeter Contracting 360 Challenge presented by GRP Motorsports featuring the Gunderson Racing Inc. Midwest Sprint Touring Series/QualityFreightRate.com Midwest Power Series and the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through September, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Midwest Sprint Touring Series and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Long, Rainy Night Produces Solid Results for Cappetta
First Night on New Tire Compound Goes Well

Abbottstown, PA – May 24, 2023

by Emily Winslow / Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Ashley Cappetta and her team made their third start of the season at Lincoln Speedway on a long and rainy night. After a lengthy rain delay Lincoln got the show in for the race teams and the fans.

Date: May 20, 2023
Event: Weekly Racing
Track: Lincoln Speedway
City, State: Abbottstown, PA
Quick Stats: 38 cars, Heat 7th [7], B-main 4th [5]; A-main 15th [24]

Cappetta Turns Bad Pill Draw into Solid Night

Ashley Cappetta and the Gettysburg Trading Post, Mike’s Towing and Recovery, Yesteryear Antique Center, Stoner’s Auction, O’Brien’s Fuel and Service, Iron Horse Trains, Republican Club of Hanover No. 89 were back in action on Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway.

The night started off with a pill draw of 50, which was higher than last week and lined Cappetta up seventh in her heat race. Ashley started seventh and finished seventh in her heat, “We missed the set up in the heat race a little bit. I felt like I was rolling the right rear and the car was hard to handle from the middle of the heat through the end.” Prior to the racing action, there was a lengthy rain delay on Saturday night which meant the track had a lot of moisture, “At the beginning of the heat the track was still wet and I ran out of tear-offs. Driving into turn 3 there was so much mud on my visor I couldn’t see.”

Ashley lined up fifth for the B-main and would move up to finish fourth putting her in the feature line-up. Cappetta started the 25-lap feature 24th and drove up to finish 15th, “It was tough to start in the back, especially when the track was as fast as it was, but we stayed out of trouble which is 100% a priority for the team.” Saturday’s finish was the best for Cappetta so far this season and it just happened to be the first race of the 2023 MacMor Summer Series for the 358 sprint car division, “Overall it felt good to pass cars and come home in one piece. If it would have stayed green for longer, we would have finished better.”
New Tire Compound Receives Positive Review from Cappetta

Saturday night was the first time Cappetta ran the new Hoosier tire compound and after one night Ashley had positive take-aways, “The new tires seemed to work out for me. We didn’t need to make any major changes to the car set up.” One of the features of the new tire is that they can be flipped and potentially reused more than the previous compound, “I did like that the combination of the track conditions and new tire compound allowed us to use the same set of tires all night and they’re still good for another race yet.”

BAPS Dirty 30 Up Next

The second race of the MacMor Summer Series is the Dirty 30 at BAPS Motor Speedway on Saturday and Ashley will be there to compete in the #89. The race boasts a hefty purse paying $3,000 to win and $500 to start the 30-lap feature. Originally looking forward to a weekend off to regroup from her busy race and work schedules, Cappetta and the team made the decision to support the race at BAPS and stay true to her season-long goal of getting out of her comfort zone.

Stay tuned to Cappetta’s social media accounts, as well as Addicted2DirtPR.com/Events for the most up to date schedule information.
Up Next

BAPS Motor Speedway, Saturday, May 27 at 7PM
Season Stats

3 races, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 0 top 10’s, 1 top 15’s

Trivia Question

What high school did Ashley attend?

The answer in the next press release!

Last week’s answer: Ashley’s antique business is Racing Through Time Antiques & Collectibles!
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Ashley Cappetta (98) duels with Kyle Keen (17) at Lincoln Speedway (photo credit: Jeremy Zarfos Photography)

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SPECIAL THANKS

Thank you to all our partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return! Below are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these teams do possible.

PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help the teams by giving your business to these partners.

Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing!
THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!
The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the support during the 2023 racing season!

Gettysburg Trading Post
Mike’s Towing & Recovery
Yesteryear Antique Center of Hanover
Stoner’s Auction
O’Brien’s Fuel and Service
Iron Horse Trains
Republican Club of Hanover
Racing Through Time Antiques & Collectibles

CP-Carrillo

DW Automotive Services, LLC

FK Rod Ends

Food Adventures

BAM Products Roller Lifters

KH Suspension

NASTY N8 Racing

Schaeffer’s Oil / Doug Smith

Smith Titanium

Total Seal

Hooker Harness

MyRacePass

Sharp Advantage Safety Products, LLC

Titan Wings

BDB Graphics

K1 Racegear

Kinsler Fuel Injection

AL Driveline

3 Feathers Racing

Jesel

OGIO

GoPro

Slick Products

Paul Felsch Engines

Barnes Oil Systems

 

 

PASS Joins All Stars At Port Royal

The River Valley Builders PA Sprint Series will help Port Royal Speedway kick off a two-day All Star Circuit of Champions weekend as part of the Fallen Heroes Championships Saturday night, and the big question will be whether another IMCA/RaceSaver team can stop red-hot Logan Spahr.

The Lewisberry racer set a PASS record last weekend at Selinsgrove Speedway, winning his fifth straight 2023 feature (six in a row dating to 2022), which means nobody else has tasted feature victory this year. With some three dozen cars expected to be on hand Saturday, there will be no shortage of challengers.

Spahr has collected two of his five wins at Port Royal, where one 2023 event has been rained out, and a big question will be the redraw for starting positions after the heat races. He started on the pole for both of those previous victories.

Challengers will begin with Doug Dodson of Middletown, Kenny Heffner of Watsontown, and Stevie Kenawell of Duncansville, all of whom won features last season at the Speed Palace and all of whom have indicated plans to compete. Add to that list Seth Schnoke of Pine Grove, Drew Young of Beaver Springs, Mike Melair of Warrington, and Ken Duke Jr. of Selinsgrove, all of whom have finished second to Spahr this year. Timmy Bittner of Beech Creek, who bested Spahr in a heat race last week, and Zach Rhodes of McVeytown, who scored his first career win earlier this year in a Virginia Sprint Series race, also should be in the running.

PASS’s Port Royal events are sponsored by Penns Valley Meat Market, which also posts the Hard Charger Award. Other special awards include a case of oil from VP Fuels to the driver with the worst pill draw for the night.

PASS will run qualifying events and a 20-lap features in support of the All Stars, who will be racing for $10,000 to win. Their action continues Sunday with the Weikert Memorial Fallen Heroes Championship.

Pit gates will open Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and grandstands at 5:00. Racing is schedule to begin at 7:00.

Adult general admission is $25 ($15 for students), and pit admission is $35.

The Port visit will the the first of two consecutive for the River Valley Builders PASS tour. On Saturday, June 3, the IMCA/RaceSaver cars will join the 410 sprints and late models.

For the latest news and schedule information, visit www.pasprintseries.com, the PA Sprint Series Facebook page, or @pasprintseries on Twitter. Also check track social media pages for last-minute starting time and other changes.

 

 

BLOOMSBURG FAIR RACEWAY, BLOOMSBURG, PA

WEBSITE: https://racing.bloomsburgfair.com/

COMING EVENTS:

June 8 @7:00 pm All-Pro SpeedSTRs, 602 Crate Modifieds, IMCA Modifieds, ARDC Midgets, Slingshots + JuiceBox Division at intermission

June 22 @ 7:00 pm All-Pro SpeedSTRs, 602 Crate Modifieds Twin 17’s, FWD 4-Cylinder Stocks, Slingshots

Bloomsburg Fair Raceway will be back in action June 8; IMCA Modifieds & ARDC Midgets join All-Pro SpeedSTRs, 602 Mods and Slingshots

(Bloomsburg, PA 5-24-23): The Bloomsburg Fair Raceway gets back into the racing swing on Thursday, June 8 at 7:00 pm.

Joining the All-Pro SpeedSTRs, 602 Crate Modifieds and Slingshots will be the IMCA Modifieds and ARDC Midgets. The FWD 4-Cylinder Stocks have the night off.

Thanks to his Twin-17 lap wins on May 11, Briggs Danner has moved into a tie in the current standings with the All-Pro SpeedSTRs. Danner has pulled even with Steve Buckwalter at the top of the points heading into next Thursday’s race meet. Buckwalter has been the mark of consistency thus far with top three finishes each time out including a win on Opening Night.

12-year old Paulie Hartwig III, has been quite the surprise this season with the 602 Crate Modifieds. The young talent has a victory and is seated at the top of the points after three races run to date. He leads the way over veteran Mike Schane and local star Matt Yoder.

IMCA returns to Bloomsburg, making a third appearance at the 3/8 mile dirt oval. Former NASCAR racer David Stremme won the first outing in 2021 and also holds the track record for IMCA at 18.397-seconds. Last year saw Rodney Morgan scored the win.

The American Racing Drivers Club, ARDC, has competed 22 times at the historic ½-mile Bloomsburg Fairgrounds cinder track as a mainstay during the annual Fair Midget races. Last year the time honored group returned to Bloomsburg for the first time since 1987 and Kevin Woody, driving a car prepared by Steve Buckwalter, took the win.

Andrew Turpin as had a stronghold with the Slingshots, taking three straight wins and he’ll took to continue his streak come Thursday.

Pit gates will open at 4:30 pm, grandstands at 6:00 pm, hot laps at 6:15 pm and racing begins at 7:00 pm. Adult grandstand admission is $15, seniors/Military/students are $13, kids 6-12 are $5 and under 5 free.

The postponed May 4 program, which was to feature twin 17-lap mains for the 602 Crate Modifieds, has been rescheduled for Thursday, June 22.

For up to date news please visit the track’s website at https://racing.bloomsburgfair.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BloomsburgFairRaceway/, Twitter at https://twitter.com/BloomFairRacewy and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/bloomsburgfairraceway/

 

 

BRODY ROA TAKES SECOND AT FARIA MEMORIAL – THIS WEEK HE TACKLES THE SALUTE TO INDY

(Cypress, CA, May 24, 2023) Brody Roa turned in another strong performance last Saturday night at the 30th Annual Chris & Brian Faria Memorial at the Thunder Bowl Raceway. The Garden Grove, California driver started third in the 30-lap main and came home in second. He now has top-five finishes, including five wins, in all nine USAC/CRA races in 2023. This Saturday night he will be back at Perris Auto Speedway to contest one of the longest-running sprint car races in the USA, the Annual Salute to Indy.
Roa’s trek to last Saturday’s race should have been the second of the year for him at the Central California 1/3 mile banked oval. However, a March 25th race at the track was canceled due to rain. Thus, the race was his first on the lightning-fast oval since 2021.

A pleasant day greeted the USAC/CRA competitors at the famous Thunderbowl that was staging its last race until October. Sixteen USAC/CRA cars showed up for the event. Roa was the fourth fastest among them when he put the white Inland Rigging #17R through its paces in qualifying and turned in a lap of 15.851. That time placed him in the fifth starting spot for his 10-lap heat race. At the end of the first circuit, he had diced his way to third and was second one lap later. By the time he arrived in the runner-up position, the leader had established a good size advantage. Roa methodically closed in and before the end of lap five, he had secured the top spot. From that point on he simply waltzed away from the field and won the heat by over a half straightaway.

Looking for his fourth win in a row in the USAC/CRA Series and his first ever at the Thunderbowl, Roa started the 30-lap main event on the inside of the second row. On a track that was not easy to pass on, he peeked at the inside when the field roared into turn one on the opening go-around. Coming off turn three the first time, he swung wide and drove around the second-place car.

Roa tried to relieve the leader of the top spot every time there was a yellow flag. However, on this night the leader was equal to those threats and was the fastest car on the track forcing “The Pride of Garden Grove” to take second place for the fourth time this year.

“He was really good there in the feature,” a gracious Roa said of first-time winner Tommy Malcolm. “I knew the restarts were my only shot. Even then I figured he could get back by us. That was huge for those guys and it was a long time coming. They are going to win some more this year.”

“I have struggled here (the Thunderbowl) and it is one of the places mentally I cannot figure out,” he continued. I will take second. We are happy with that. If we click off finishes like that, there is nothing to hang our head about. Thanks to all of you who came out.”

Despite seeing his three-race win streak come to an end, Roa increased his point lead. He added 17 more points to his advantage and will head into this Saturday’s race at Perris Auto Speedway with a 137-point cushion over the second-place driver.

Saturday’s race at Perris is the annual Salute to Indy. The prestigious race dates back to 1948, and the winner’s list is festooned with some of the greatest names in sprint car racing. Two years ago in 2021, Roa added his name to that illustrious roll. Last year he made the Salute to Indy podium by finishing third. He enters this Saturday as one of the pre-race favorites.

Spectator gates at Perris will open at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and the first race will be at 7:00. Adult tickets are $30.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $25.00. For kids 6 to 12 it is just $5.00 and children five and under are admitted free. The fairgrounds charge $10.00 for parking. The famous half-mile clay oval is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in the City of Perris (92571). The track website is at the following link http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (951) 940-0134.

The brand new Roa/Dunkel Inland Rigging team merchandise, including shirts, is now available. You can see the shirt design in the photo below. The shirts will be available in the pits at Perris or online at the following link https://bit.ly/3IDLNEZ.
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As always, Roa would be more than happy to jump in a race car on his weekends off from the #17R. His entire schedule is printed below. If anybody wishes to contact him about open dates, they can do so at 714-932-7994 or mailto:brodyroa91@gmail.com who is responsible for this team.

The team wants to thank the following sponsors for making the 2023 season possible. Inland Rigging, Dunkel Farms, United Asset Sales, Osborne Speed & Machine, Sander Engineering, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, ALR Virtual Services, Burris Racing, Caltrol, Competition Suspension, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, and NGK Spark Plugs.

Brody Roa’s 2023 Schedule and Race Results

January 27 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

January 28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

February 25 Kern County Raceway Park USAC West Coast Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 3 Central Arizona Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 4 Central Arizona Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp 17th A Main

March 18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

March 24 Kings Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 25 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

April 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

April 22 Kings Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

April 29 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 6 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 20 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

May 27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

June 10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

June 24 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

July 1 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

July 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

August 12 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

August 19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

August 26 TBA USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

September 9 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

September 23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

October 14 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

October 20 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp

October 21 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp

November 3 Central Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 4 Central Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

Tom Dunkel’s 2023 Racing Results

January 12 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Prelim. Night 12th C Main

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp 16th A Main

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 9th B Main

April 8 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 6 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 11th A Main

May 13 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 11th A Main

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR SUNDAY, MAY 28 BALLS TO WALL 50 FOR MODIFIEDS AND TUESDAY, JUNE 13 USAC NATIONAL SPRINT TOUR & 358 MODIFIEDS

BECHTELSVILLE, PA MAY 24, 2023 . . . . . Four exciting NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series events are planned for 2023 and it all gets underway on Sunday night, May 28 with the Pioneer Pole Building 2nd Annual Balls to the Wall 50 Invert Race for 358 Modifieds joined by the 602 Sportsman. Race time is set for 7:30 PM.

Advance tickets are now available for the Sunday, May 28 Balls to the Wall 50 and the Tuesday, June 13 USAC Sprints/358 Modified Doubleheader. For Advance tickets please call 443 513 4456 and provide your first and last name and the number of tickets you need and for which show. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the Will Call Window on race night. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstand at 4:30 PM, thirty minutes before general admission tickets go on sale.

2023 NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

Associate Sponsors Levan Machine & Truck Equipment, Rich Mar Florist, HVAC Distributors, Pioneer Pole Buildings, GT Radiators of Ambler, PA

Sunday, May 28 7:30 PM

358 Modified PPB Balls to the Wall 50 Plus 602 Sportsman

“A Unique, Wild & Crazy Invert Race for the Modifieds” *

GT Radiator $1,500 bonus paid on lap 20 & 35

Possible $12,000 to win 50 lap Invert Race for 358 Mods

Tuesday, June 13 7:30 PM

Pioneer Pole Buildings Night

USAC Non-Wing National Tour

The Eastern Storm Jesse Hockett Classic 40 laps $6,000 to win

Plus 358 Modifieds* PPB $2,000 first time Modified Winners Bonus

Tuesday, June 27 7:30 PM

HVAC Distributors Partners for Success Night

PA 410 Sprint Speed Week

The Hodnett Cup $10,000 to win 35 laps

Plus 358 Modifieds* PPB $2,000 first time Modified Winners Bonus

Tuesday, July 25 7:30 PM (rain date: Wednesday, July 26 7:30 PM)

Levan Machine & Truck Equipment present:

The Rich Mar Florist

High Limits 410 Sprints 40 laps

$23,023 To Win

*NASCAR points

Grandview Speedway Contact Information Track Phone: 610-754-7688

GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505

Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA

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

 

 

A Pair of Top-5s for Covington at Longdale

Matt Covington Racing - Glenpool, Ok. (May 24th, 2023) Matt Covington ended last weekend’s Walley Rodeo Roundup with 4th and 2nd place finishes aboard his Triple X/Outlaw Wings mount with the ASCS National Tour at Longdale Speedway.

Matt began Saturday night with a 3rd place group qualifying effort. The result set Matt outside row one of his heat, where he raced out front to grab the win. With a zero-inversion draw, Covington started the feature 4th. By race’s end, he still held onto the 4th position.

“We would have liked to have the podium Saturday, but it was still a good rebound from the last weekend of National Tour racing,” Matt commented. “I don’t think we had anything for the leaders, but I was just glad to have a clean race and get a top-5.”

Sunday night had the Keizer Wheels/Missile Motorsports machine starting from the outside pole in the heat race after another 3rd place group qualifying effort. Using it to his advantage, Matt jumped out front early and grabbed the win. These results granted Covington the 5th starting position in the feature. During the A, Matt moved around the top 5 where he rode the first part of the race. With a mid-race caution, Covington capitalized on the restart to charge into the 2nd position where he remained until the checkers.

“Sunday, we made some improvements and were better,” said Matt. “We were pretty good in the feature, but I got to searching and lost some ground late. I still feel we were a tad off speed-wise to contend for the win, but we’re definitely headed in the right direction.”

Next up for Matt and the team will be a three-night Memorial Day Holiday race weekend. The first night on Friday with be at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, before hitting Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, MO for a double event on Saturday and Sunday.

Matt and his team would like to thank all partners who are making the 2023 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with future seasons to come: Triple X Chassis, All-Star Performance, Missile Motorsports, Reece Construction, Outlaw Wings, KSE Steering, Winters Performance, A-Rock Materials, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, Factor 1 Racing, Smith Titanium, Simpson Race Products, Huggins Cams, Kaeding Performance /FK Shocks, Ultra Lite Brakes, Maxima Racing Oils, Eaton Industrial, Hot Rod Powder Coating, Rod End Supply, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, KEN Enterprise, Edison Auto Body, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Swindell Bleeders, D&W Towing, and T&L Foundry.

2023 STATS: Starts-11, Wins-2, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-9

ON TAP:
5/26/23 Lakeside Speedway - Kansas City, KS
5/27/23 Lake Ozark Speedway - Eldon, MO
5/28/23 Lake Ozark Speedway - Eldon, MO

LIVE RACE COVERAGE: Visit http://www.racindirt.com for paid, live audio and live feature video to subscribers during the season to catch all the National Tour events. You can also follow results live on the MyRacePass APP.

MERCHANDISE: New 2023 shirts available now on the website at www.mattcovingtonracing.com or at the races in the trailer and grandstands.

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2023 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington95 along with Instagram @mattcovingtonracing

 

 

Plymouth top 10 highlights Austin Hartmann’s IRA doubleheader weekend

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 24, 2023 – The first of six scheduled “home games” for the Plymouth, Wis.-based Austin Hartmann - 87A Hartmann Racing team at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. proved to provide one of the team’s best overall efforts of the young 2023 Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series season Saturday, May 20.

Hartmann opened the program by qualifying ninth in the 31-car field with a lap of 12.140 seconds around the third-mile clay oval. After rolling off second in the third eight-lap IRA heat race, Hartmann earned a third place finish to earn a spot in the IRA dash field used set the top 10 spots in the A main.

The fourth-year Sprint Car driver started fourth and placed fifth in the first four-lap IRA dash to earn the ninth starting spot in the 30-lap Frank Filskov Memorial IRA A main.

The Plymouth, Wis. competitor settled into ninth place in the early going of the main event before a spin involving Josh Schneiderman brought out a caution flag on lap 5. Following the restart, Blake Nimee worked the high groove to briefly move around the low riding Hartmann on lap 8.

However, Hartmann battled back to regain ninth in the running order on lap 12. Following the second caution flag of the race on lap 13 for a two-car incident involving Tyler Tischendorf and Ion Stear, Hartmann worked his way past Mike Reinke in turn three to assume eighth on lap 14.

The 2020 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing and Midwest Sprint Car Association Rookie of the Year Award recipient held on over the final 16 laps to finish eighth and earn his second top-10 A-main showing of the 2023 season.

“Plymouth went very well, I’d say,” Hartmann said. “The car felt fast and comfortable all night long no matter what we did to it. We also got good notes for our next visit.”

One night later at Angell Park Speedway, Hartmann began the evening by qualifying 10th in the 27-car IRA field with a lap of 12.260 seconds. After starting on the pole of the first eight-lap IRA heat race, Hartmann placed second to gain a spot in the 30-lap headliner.

Hartmann rolled off 11th in the 30-lap IRA headliner and dueled for the 12th and 13th positions through the majority of the race on a fast and undulating track surface until the second of two caution flags flew on lap 25 for the slowing car of Jake Blackhurst.

Over the final five laps, Hartmann fell back several spots with an ill-handling car on the way to a 17th place finish in a race won by Bill Balog.

“We had a good night at Angell Park as well,” Hartmann said. “The car felt pretty planted all night, considering the track conditions. The wing slider seal gave out on the last caution of the feature, which allowed the wing to slide forward and back on its own. That made the car essentially unable to be driven properly on that tricky track surface.”

Austin Hartmann and the 87A Hartman Racing team are now gearing up for another doubleheader weekend with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series starting with the team’s third appearance of the season at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. on Saturday, May 27 with the Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Cars and Badger Midgets also on the all-open wheel card.

Pit gates open at 3 p.m. with spectator gates opening at 5 p.m. and hot laps at 6 p.m.

On Sunday, May 28, the team will travel north for an IRA 410 Sprint Car Series event at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, Wis., which will also include IRA Lightning Sprints, Sport Compacts and Legends.

Pit and spectator gates open at 3 p.m. with racing starting at 6 p.m.

“I’m very excited for this upcoming weekend,” Hartmann said. “I am enjoying the doubleheader weekends. I would like to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who makes this car go around the track. It’s not just me behind the wheel. I couldn’t do it without our partners on the car, as well as my family and crew.”

All 2023 Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series events will be streamed live on FloRacing.

The 87A Hartmann Racing team recently debuted a new website, which can be accessed at https://www.team87a.com.

Additional information on the 87A Hartmann Racing team can be found by visiting the team’s Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/87Ahartmannracing.

The sponsorship partners for the 2023 87A Hartmann Racing team include Kristine Hartmann of Pleasant View Realty, Shufflebotham Tree Service, Competition Specialists, Schmidt’s Landscaping, Feldmann Sales & Service, Holler n Hills, Steinpreis Trucking, KSI Supply Inc., Quasius Construction, SwitchGear Brewing LLC, TheD8Dispensary, AF Inc., Hopf Farms, RC Custom Design, Hepfner Racing Products, Berryman Racing Shocks and Maxim Chassis.

The 2023 87A Hartmann Racing team consists of Hunter Annis, Eric Bergschultz, Parker Annis, Karlee Hartmann, Andrew Shufflebotham and Kristine Hartmann.

87A Hartmann Racing Sponsor Showcase – Feldmann Sales & Service

The Austin Hartmann – 87A Hartmann Racing team is pleased to welcome back Feldmann Sales & Service back as a sponsorship partner for the 2023 season.

Located at 1014 South Wisconsin Drive in Howards Grove, Wis., Feldmann Sales & Service has been in business since 1948. As a small, family-owned business, Feldmann Sales and Service’s mission to offer the latest in parts and products at the best prices with unparalleled service, along with a full line of Polaris, Kubota, Echo Stihl, Ariens, Simplicity, Toro and Land Pride equipment, including ATVs, Ranger RZRs, tractors and chainsaws.

In addition to featuring a full showroom of equipment for all seasons, Feldmann Sales & Service’s team of certified technicians offers ATV maintenance, lawn equipment service and trailer service.

To contact Feldmann Sales & Service, call 920-565-3939, email sales@feldmannsales.com or visit http://www.feldmannsales.com/.

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Austin Hartmann - 87A Hartmann Racing
2023 Upcoming Schedule

Saturday, May 27 – Wilmot Raceway, Wilmot, Wis. (IRA)
Sunday, May 28 – 141 Speedway, Francis Creek, Wis. (IRA)
Friday, June 2 – Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway, Beaver Dam, Wis. (IRA-All Stars)
Saturday, June 3 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA-All Stars)
Austin Hartmann 87A Hartmann Racing
2023 Season
By The Numbers

Total Events – 8
IRA Events – 6
World of Outlaws Events – 0
All Star Events – 2
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 1
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 2
Top 15 A Main Finishes – 2
Top 20 A Main Finishes – 4
Heat Race Victories – 0
Dash Appearances – 2
Dash Victories – 0
Fast Qualifier Awards – 0

 

 

33rd National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Festivities June 2 and 3!

Knoxville, IA, May 24, 2023 – Induction festivities are upon us here at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, and the schedule is a bit different than years past. Having thirteen inductees instead of our usual allotment of eight (due to our missed year with the pandemic) adds to not only our preparation, but the number of attendees we’ll be having. If you haven’t gotten your tickets for the induction banquet on Saturday June 3, call today, as there are a lot sold, and none will be available at the door!

Friday

It's always a fun weekend, with Friday, June 2 being another highlight. Our bench racing sessions with past National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees is always a great time! Some things are not changing. Dave Hare will return to emcee the event and keep things in as much order as he can!

The thing that is changing are the times. We’ll have sandwiches and refreshments at NOON on the second floor of the museum on Friday. The bench racing session will be from 1 to 3 p.m. The event is open and FREE to the public. The time change accommodates the two-night Avanti Windows and Doors Corn Belt Clash featuring the USAC sprint cars.

Having our former inductees back to tell their stories is always a great time and Dave Hare does a great job with them. Speaking of former inductees, several have told us they will be in attendance over the weekend here. Dave Argabright, Shane Carson, Doug Clark, Shirley Kear, Don Lamberti, Bob Mays, Lynn Paxton, Joe Saldana, Tom Schmeh, Jimmy Sills and Pat Sullivan have indicated they will be joining us. You can count on more surprising us!

Of course, our 2023 inductees Max Dolder, Ken Hamilton, Paul Hazen, Chad Kemenah, Cory Kruseman, Joey Saldana, Tommy Sanders and Ralph Sheheen plan to be here, as well as the families of Johnny Capels, Bobby Marshall, Joie Ray and Johnny Vance Jr. Unfortunately, Alan Kreitzer will not be joining us due to a family event, but he’ll be here in spirit.

Saturday

Saturday, the 33rd National Sprint Car Hall of Fame banquet will commence at the Dyer-Hudson Hall on the Marion County Fairgrounds behind the grandstands. The doors will open at 11 a.m. with dinner catered by the Rib Shack at Noon. The induction festivities will follow.

Following the banquet, everyone is invited to the second floor of the museum for the plaque unveiling for the thirteen new inductees!

“We’re very much looking forward to the induction of our 33rd class of inductees into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame!” says Executive Director, Bob Baker. “We encourage everyone coming to firm up their plans and order tickets now if you haven’t already! We look forward to welcoming everyone to Knoxville!”

Tickets for the banquet are $35 and can be ordered by calling Jody Rawlings (641 842-6176) or by e-mail at JRawlings@SprintCarHoF.com.

33rd National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Induction Weekend Schedule

Friday, June 2

Noon – Sandwiches and Refreshments on the Second Floor of the Museum

1-3 p.m. – “Bench Racing” Session for National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Inductees hosted by Dave Hare on the Second Floor of the Museum (FREE to public)

6:45 p.m. – Avanti Windows and Doors Corn Belt Clash featuring the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars and Knoxville Raceway 360’s

Saturday, June 3

33rd National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Inductions

11 a.m. – Doors Open at Dyer-Hudson Hall

Noon – Induction Banquet Commences

3:30 p.m. (approximately) Unveiling of 33rd class of inductees’ plaques on the Second Floor of the Museum

6:45 p.m. – Avanti Windows and Doors Corn Belt Clash featuring the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars and Knoxville Raceway 410’s

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

 

 

Arenz rebounds with top-10 IRA showing at Angell Park, after Plymouth disappointment

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 24, 2023 – Just 24 hours after enduring a difficult homecoming at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, May 20, Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series rookie contender Travis Arenz of Sheboygan Falls, Wis. turned the tide by tallying a solid top-10 finish in A-main competition at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. on Sunday, May 21.

The IRA doubleheader weekend kicked off with Arenz’s highly anticipated return to The Plymouth Dirt Track where he has enjoyed the majority of his success in his career, including racking up a total of three track championships in the Outlaw Compact 4-cylinder and 360 Sprint Car divisions. However, the evening proved to be forgettable as Arenz’s encountered a flurry of mechanical and on-track issues in both 410 and 360 Sprint Car competition.

The night got off to a sour note when motor issues arose on Arenz’s machine in IRA 410 Sprint Car Series hot laps. After missing IRA qualifying and taking out the team’s backup car for the remainder of the program, Arenz lined up at the rear of the third 10-car IRA heat race. However, on the opening lap Arenz had to take evasive action to avoid Tyler Brabant, who got sideways exiting turn two, which sent Arenz’s car flipping down the backstretch.

Arenz returned to start 12th in the 10-lap IRA B main, needing to finish in the top six to earn an A-main transfer spot. The 16th year driver was able to move up four spots to finish eighth, which brought his participation in the IRA 410 Sprint car portion of the program to an early conclusion.

Arenz’s luck wasn’t much better in the Plymouth Dirt Track Racing – Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car division. After qualifying second overall in MSA-PDTR 360 Sprint Car group qualifying with a lap of 13.343 seconds, Arenz missed the call to lineup for the second 10-lap heat race.

As a result, Arenz started the 10-car 10-lap PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Car B main from the rear of the field. However, Arenz wasted little time weaving his way through the field using primarily the high groove of the third-mile clay oval en route to the B main victory and a starting spot in the 25-lap A-main field.

After starting 16th in the PDTR-MSA main event, Arenz had moved up to 12th by lap 4. However, one lap later the two-time PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Car champion clipped an infield tire and spun in turn two, which brought his evening to a premature close with a 22nd place finish.

“In hot laps, I ended up hurting the motor, so I had to bring down the spare car,” Arenz said. “In the heat race, unfortunately, we ended up making contact with a car that was spinning out and I didn’t have anywhere to go. It wasn’t too violent of a roll, so we got the car back down to the pit stall, made sure nothing was wrong with the frame and got to work. It needed a lot of bolt-on parts.”

“The crew got the car back to racing condition, while I tried to go run my heat race with the 360,” he said. “Unfortunately, I did miss my heat race, which put us in the B-mains with both the 410 and 360. We missed the feature with the 410 by three positions but we did pick up the B main win with the 360 from the 10th starting position.”

On Sunday, May 21, the Travis Arenz Motorsports team traveled southwest to Angell Park Speedway, which is another track where Arenz has racked up success over the years in 360 Sprint Car competition.

Arenz opened the night by qualifying 11th in the 27-car field with a lap of 12.322 seconds. After starting on the pole of the second eight-lap IRA heat race, Arenz placed second to secure a spot in the 30-lap main event.

After rolling off 12th in the IRA main event, Arenz hovered around the top 10 through the first 25 laps of the race before the second caution flag of the event appeared on lap 25 for the slowing machine of Jake Blackhurst.

Following the restart, Arenz strung together several good laps to sweep past Russel Borland and fellow IRA rookie Brenham Crouch to vault his way into seventh in the closing laps. Arenz held on to earn a seventh place showing in a race won by Bill Balog.

“We packed up right away after Plymouth and headed to the shop as a team to discuss what we wanted to do for Sunday,” Arenz said. “We ended up swapping motors from my spare car to the main car for Angell Park. The trailer needed to be put back together as things were everywhere from Saturday trying to get back out on the track. It was time consuming, but we made it work.”

“The car was decent in qualifying and in the heat race with how choppy the track was,” he said. “I would say the feature went alright. We moved forward and, most importantly, the car rolled into the trailer afterwards. I am down a 410 motor at the moment and a car. Fingers crossed that the motor can get fixed quickly.”

Travis Arenz and the Travis Arenz Motorsports team are gearing up for another doubleheader weekend with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series starting with the team’s third appearance of the season at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. on Saturday, May 27 with the Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Cars and Badger Midgets also on the all-open wheel card.

Pit gates open at 3 p.m. with spectator gates opening at 5 p.m. and hot laps at 6 p.m.

On Sunday, May 28, the team will travel north for an IRA 410 Sprint Car Series event at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, Wis., which will also include IRA Lightning Sprints, Sport Compacts and Legends.

Pit and spectator gates open at 3 p.m. with racing starting at 6 p.m.

All 2023 Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series events will be streamed live on FloRacing.

The 2023 Travis Arenz Motorsports sponsorship partners include Professional Plating Inc., Service One Transportation, Inc, Don and Lynn Kiel, Oostburg Concrete, Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Schoen’s Wildlife Removal, Premier Insurance Solutions-Craig Ladwig, Pallet Works, DW Fence, Little Bears Tree Service LLC, Lake Auto Glass and Service, Myhre Construction LLC, Roth’s Auto Restoration, Hair Fellers Barbershop, Fastenal of Plymouth, Jensen Sales and Humphrey’s Turner Hall Bar & Grill, Carbliss Hand Crafted Cocktails, Amy Bruechert Reality, Cornwell Tools-Paul Epping, Advanced Engine Concepts, Inc., Duehring's Tax Service, Everhope Show Cattle, HRP Wings and Behling Racing Equipment.

The 2023 Travis Arenz Motorsports team consists of pit crew members Greg Piedot, Jerrod Gamb, Emily Stadler, Cameron Fritz, Alex Wesenburg, Tony Fox and Trevor Hittman.

Additional information on the Travis Arenz Motorsports team can be found by visiting the team’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Travis Arenz Motorsports Sponsor Showcase –
Schoen’s Wildlife Removal

Travis Arenz Motorsports is pleased to have Schoen’s Wildlife Removal on board as a sponsorship partner for the team’s rookie season of competition with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series. Schoen’s Wildlife Removal has sponsored Travis since the beginning of his racing career in the Outlaw Compact 4-Cylinder division at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. in 2008.

Located in Sheboygan, Wis., Schoen’s Wildlife Removal goes beyond pest control to employ proven humane animal control methods based on decades of experience, traveling to any area of Wisconsin to handle all wildlife.

Schoen’s is state certified to manage all protected species, including bats, as well as controlling bees, wasps, ants, spiders, snakes, mice and many more.

Schoen’s, which has been in business since 2001, services farms, factories, businesses, schools, houses, apartments, cottages, rentals and just about any other structure that has a wildlife problem.

New homeowners are invited to contact Schoen’s Wildlife Removal for a quick and affordable pests inspection.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Schoen’s Wildlife Removal by phone at 920-331-0583 or 920-912-4205, by email at hotrod00119@yahoo.com or by visiting www.schoenswildliferemoval.com.

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Travis Arenz Motorsports
Upcoming 2023 Schedule

Saturday, May 27 – Wilmot Raceway, Wilmot, Wis. (IRA)
Sunday, May 28 – 141 Speedway, Francis Creek, Wis. (IRA)
Friday, June 2 – Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway, Beaver Dam, Wis. (IRA-All Stars)
Saturday, June 3 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA-All Stars)

Travis Arenz Motorsports
410 Sprint Car
2023 Season
By The Numbers

Total Events –7
IRA Events – 6
All Star Events – 1
A Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 2
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 3
Top 15 A Main Finishes – 4
Top 20 A Main Finishes – 4
Heat Race Victories – 1
B Main Victories – 0
Dash Appearances – 0
Dash Victories – 0
Fast Qualifier Awards – 0

Travis Arenz Motorsports
360 Sprint Car
2023 Season
By The Numbers

Total MSA-PDTR Events – 1
A Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 0
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 0
Heat Race Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 1
Fast Qualifier Awards – 0

 

 

Austin Torgerson Picks Up First Career Sprint Car Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA- While he celebrated younger brother Ashton Torgerson’s first career sprint car win on Saturday night in Placerville, CA, Austin Torgerson had a career best himself as well, as he picked up his first Top-10 in a winged sprint car in just his fifth ever start as he charged from 18th and finished eighth.

Making his second ever appearance at Placerville Speedway, Austin Torgerson got his night underway by timing his Torgerson Racing backed No. 88 entry in 15th fastest in time trials against the 20 other drivers that checked into the pit area.

Lining up in the third row of his heat race, the Glendale, AZ driver slipped back to finish seventh as he worked around the ¼ mile bullring that was starting to get extremely slick.

Gridding the field from the 18th starting position in the 25-lap feature event, Torgerson picked up a couple of early positions after leaders tangled and was up into 16th.

Jumping in 13th as the action resumed, Torgerson was up into seventh on the 11th lap as he was coming into his own and getting more comfortable on the extremely slick surface.

Briefly slipping back to 12th, Torgerson broke into the Top-10 on the 19th lap. As the race quickly came to a close, Torgerson was able to pick up a couple of more spots as he worked his way into eighth when the checkered flag was displayed to the field.

Friday night the Torgerson Racing team was also in action at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA. Timing in 14th fastest in time trials, Torgerson picked up a sixth place finish in his heat race, and that set him up to take the green flag from the 14th starting spot in the 30-lap feature event.

Jumping into 12th when the race came to life, Torgerson spent much of the 30-lapper bouncing between 12th and 13th as he ripped around the bullring. After spending much of the second half of the race running 13th, Torgerson was able to use a late restart to reclaim 12th, only to make a slight bobble that saw him slip back to 14th where he went on to finish.

ON TAP: Austin Torgerson will be back in his Torgerson Racing Micro this Saturday and Sunday as the team travels to Dixon Speedway for the Grandma Pam Non Wing Nationals.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-21, Wins-4, Top 5’s-13, Top 10’s-14

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Austin Torgerson by following Torgerson Racing on Facebook, and @TorgersonRacing on Twitter.

 

 

POWRi 305 Sprint Series Prepare for May 26-28 Weekend Opening

Belleville, IL. (5/23/23) Continuing the launch of fresh traveling sprint series to match the burgeoning growth of open-wheel racing throughout the region, the POWRi 305 Sprint Series will next witness a Memorial Holiday Weekend voyage down Missouri Highway 54 on May 26-28.

Starting the three-day weekend of Memorial Day speed, the POWRi 305 Sprint Series will once again visit the fast times of Callaway Raceway for the Hornet Special on Friday, May 26th; classes scheduled to compete also include the POWRi-sanctioned Pure Stock, B-Mod, and Hornet divisions.

Heading south for the final two days of the holiday swing, the POWRi 305 Sprint Series will visit their home facility of Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday, May 27, and Sunday, May 28th. Additional classes for Friday include the ASCS National & Warrior Region as well as the POWRi WAR Sprint League with Saturday classes including the ASCS National & Warrior Region, POWRi B-Mod, and POWRi Midwest Mod.

The progressive updated payout for the POWRi 305 Sprint Series can be found online at http://www.powri.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=824551.

Friday, May 26 | POWRi 305 Sprint Series | Callaway Raceway Details:
Pits Open: 2:00 PM
General Admission: 5:00 PM
Drivers Registration: 4:00-6:00 PM
Drivers Meeting: 6:30 PM
Hot Laps: 7:00 PM
Racing to Follow.

Saturday, May 27 | POWRi 305 Sprint Series | Lake Ozark Speedway Details:
Pits Open: 1:00 PM
General Admission: 5:00 PM
Driver Registration: 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Drivers Meeting: 6:00 PM
Engine Heat: 6:15 PM
Hot Laps: 6:30 PM
Racing Following Hot Laps.

Sunday, May 28 | POWRi 305 Sprint Series | Lake Ozark Speedway Details:
Pits Open: 1:00 PM
General Admission: 5:00 PM
Driver Registration: 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Drivers Meeting: 6:00 PM
Engine Heat: 6:15 PM
Hot Laps: 6:30 PM
Racing Following Hot Laps.

The payout for the POWRi 305 Sprint Series for April 28th at Callaway Raceway is available at http://www.powri.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=802869.
POWRi Championship Point Funds for the 2023 season:
305 Sprint Series: http://www.powri.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=803360.

Future updates will be posted as confirmed. Rules and guidelines for each division are available online at http://www.powri.com/info under the corresponding class. All participants must be POWRi licensed members to receive benefits which include POWRi Member Participant Accident Insurance, annual point fund money, and contingency awards. POWRi Memberships are available online at https://www.myracepass.com/sanctions/1011/registrations/6909.

Additional information about Callaway Raceway including track points, yearly schedule, and facility details can be found online at www.callawayraceway.com or on major social media channels | 7371 CR 405 Fulton, MO 65251 | (573) 525-8453.

For more information on Lake Ozark Speedway such as points, driver profiles, and track data visit www.lakeozarkspeedway.net or @LakeOzarkSpeedway on all social media platforms | 50 Twiggy Lane Eldon, MO 65026 | 314-267-4944.

Follow along for more information such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, and on Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

POWRi WAR Prepares for Notable Ozark-Area Weekend Events

Eldon, MO. (5/24/23) Showcasing familiar Show-Me-State factories of speed, the POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League competitors are readily preparing for the two-day stay near the state’s capital in the Spring Sprint Showdown on Saturday, May 27th at Lake Ozark Speedway followed by a celebration of an industry icon with the Tribute to Jesse at Double X Speedway on Sunday, May 28th.

Setting the standard in the season early, the POWRi WAR championship picture begins to take shape as ‘Gentleman’ Jack Wagner has risen to the top of the leaderboards over the trio of events. Wagner has placed inside the podium in all events in the 2023 season having claimed a heat race victory in the iconic Jesse Hockett Racing, KC Platinum Contracting, Gentleman Jack Designs #77. Winning previously at Lake Ozark Speedway in 2019, can Jack clinch a feature victory over the holiday weekend to extend his overall points lead?

Remaining close in the title pursuit, 2021 Rookie of the Year winner Xavier Doney, with two feature wins to his career credit at Valley Speedway, comes into the weekend runner-up in the standings with three-straight top-five performances. Driving the Doney-Lawson Racing, Motor Haven, Design Source Flooring #74, Xavier continues to climb the ranks among the Midwest’s top open-wheel talents will this weekend solidify his yearly quest for championship glory?

Saturday, May 27 | Lake Ozark Speedway Details:
Pits Open – 12:00 PM
General Admission: 5:00 PM
Drivers Registration – 3:00 to 5:30 PM
Drivers Meeting – 6:00 PM
Hot Laps – 6:30 PM
Racing to Follow
Full event details including prices can be found online at https://www.myracepass.com/events/435552.

Sunday, May 28 | Double X Speedway’s “Tribute to Jesse” Details:
Pits Open: 5:00 PM
General Admission: 5:00 PM
Drivers Registration: 4:00 to 6:00 PM
Drivers Meeting – 6:30 PM
Hot Laps – 7:00 PM
Racing to Follow
Full event details can be found online at https://www.myracepass.com/events/452418.

POWRi Championship Point Funds for the 2023 season:
WAR Sprint League: http://www.powri.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=803352.

All POWRi participants must be POWRi licensed members to receive benefits which include POWRi Member Participant Accident Insurance, annual point fund money, and contingency awards. POWRi Memberships are available online at https://www.myracepass.com/sanctions/1011/registrations/6909.

Series-specific information such as news, scheduling, and notes pertaining to the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the nine Regional Tours, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com and follow on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

For more information on Lake Ozark Speedway such as points, driver profiles, and track data visit www.lakeozarkspeedway.net or @LakeOzarkSpeedway on all social media platforms | 50 Twiggy Lane Eldon, MO 65026 | 314-267-4944.

Additional details for Double X Speedway can be found online at www.doublexspeedway.com or by following along on major social media platforms | Us Route 50, California, MO 65018 | (573) 796-4694.

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

 

 

Cox and BHR head for Marysville after 7th place run at Petaluma Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Petaluma, CA…Tackling the Petaluma Speedway last weekend Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox piloted the Bates-Hamilton Racing entry to a seventh-place result in the feature with the NARC 410 Sprint Cars.

The night of racing at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds facility saw the 28-year-old move up to fourth in the Northern Auto Racing Club championship standings with seven events completed.

“We didn’t get qualified as well as I would have liked to start the night in Petaluma,” Cox stated. “My team had the car good though and I learned a lot, which will benefit us here in June. The track was pretty fast and hooked up, so we hung strong in seventh for 30-laps. I want to thank the whole Bates-Hamilton Racing team and everybody that supports us.”

Cox began the evening by timing-in 11th overall with a lap of 13.107 at the helm of the benefitRFP/ Lippert Construction/ Dan Ewart Sales/ VinylTech PVC Pipe/ Clow Valve No. 42x. A sixth-place finish in the heat race and runner up effort in the second dash placed him in the fourth row for the feature, where he went on to run seventh for the duration.

Bates-Hamilton Racing now turns its attention back to the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards side of things on Memorial Day weekend. This Saturday will see Cox take on the 23rd running of the “Mel & Marlyn Hall Memorial” at Marysville Raceway.

In 2013, Cox claimed victory at the Hall Memorial in Marysville and goes into Saturday’s event ranking third in the Sprint Car Challenge Tour standings.

“We’re looking forward to Marysville this weekend,” commented Cox, who earned the Pit Stop USA Hard Charger Award last time out with SCCT. “It was a solid run for us in Hanford with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour a couple weeks ago. Hopefully we can start farther towards the front this Saturday and have a chance at picking off a victory. I was fortunate to win the Hall Memorial 10-years ago and would definitely like to add another.”

Tickets for this Saturday at Marysville Raceway can be purchased at https://www.eventsprout.com/event/marysville-raceway-2023 or at the gate. Live coverage will be provided by www.calidirt.tv

 would like to thank BenefitRFP, Lippert Construction, Dan Ewart Sales, VinylTech PVC Pipe, Clow Valve, Teichert Construction, Advanced Drainage Systems, Custom Pipe and Fabrication, B Scadden Design, Specified Pipe, North Bay Waterworks, SIP, Tigre, Star Pipe Products, McWane Ductile, Kaeding Performance, Kistler Engines, Maxim Racing, Sellers Race Wings, ART Enterprises, Rod Tiner Racing, Tiner-Hirst Enterprise, Vanlare Steering Repair, Arbo-Tec, Performance Powder Coating, Warehouse Paint, Justice Brothers, K1 Race Gear, Arai Helmets and Bullet Impressions for their support this season.

 Petaluma Speedway Quick Recap-

May 20th: Qualified (11th), Heat Race (6th), Dash 2 (2nd), A-main (7th)

 

May 27th: Marysville Raceway – Sprint Car Challenge Tour (Mel & Marlyn Hall Memorial)

 Mozingo Construction Inc.

Bates-Hamilton Racing would like to welcome a new partner that has come on board the No. 42x Sprint Car. Mozingo Construction, Inc. was founded by Kurt and Doni Mozingo at the start of 1990 and later incorporated in January of 2000.

Mozingo Construction specializes in underground utility projects of many sizes and of any complexity. Their primary expertise is installation of wet utilities which includes sewer, storm drain, domestic water, recycled water and major irrigation pipelines, pump station construction and other related mechanical work. Additionally, they perform dry utility work on select projects including gas mains, electrical and communication ducts.

To learn more about the company please visit their website at https://www.mozingoconstruction.com/

To keep up with Bates-Hamilton Racing be sure to like the BHR Page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BatesHamiltonRacing

Follow along on Twitter at https://twitter.com/bhr42x

Make sure to also follow our Instagram page @bhr_42x

 

 

Kyle Reinhardt Welcomes Coors Banquet Beer as Marketing Partner

Abbottstown, PA – May 24, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Kyle Reinhardt is excited to announce a new partner is set to join his racing program.

Coors Banquet beer has joined forces with the Neptune City, NJ native to promote the classic American lager to race fans.

The new partnership will kick off with this week’s four-race All Star Circuit of Champions swing through New Jersey and Pennsylvania

HISTORY

Coors Banquet beer was first brewed 150 years ago. It was the original product brewed by Adolph Coors in Colorado when he first established his brewery in 1873.

Over those 150 years, Coors has not compromised their craft. Since day one Coors Banquet has been brewed only in Golden, Colorado, with Rocky Mountain spring water and Moravian barley.

The company will celebrate their sesquicentennial on September 30th, 2023 with a huge street festival in the town where it all began – Golden, Colorado. This memorable event will feature a lineup of live musical performances, local artisans, brewery tours, limited-edition merch, and great food and beer.

Continuing the Rebuild

“I’m really excited to have Coors Banquet join our team. This is a great direction for the future of our team as we continue to gain more partners moving forward. A company like Coors getting involved in our sport is a positive for all of us.”, Reinhardt commented.

The new partnership with Coors Banquet through Ace Distributing will help Reinhardt’s race team compete on the tough open wheel circuit in and around Pennsylvania.

“Central PA is in the heart of sprint car country and we’re excited for this new partnership with Kyle and his team. We can’t wait to have a cold Coors Banquet at the track this summer!”, said Angela of Ace Distributing.

Support Local

Ace Distributing is a leading beverage wholesaler in South Central Pennsylvania, right in the heart of the racing community.

When you head to your favorite dirt track, you want your favorite ice cold beer to enjoy, right?. Ace services over 1,400 direct retail partners across Lancaster, York, Adams, Franklin, Fulton, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon, Perry, Mifflin, and Juniata counties.

That means you can pick up some Coors Banquet beer from your local distributor on the way to your favorite track!

Please drink responsibly!

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2023 season.

Kyle can be contacted via kylereinhardt46@gmail.com. Up Next

The first week for the new partnership will be a very busy one. Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade, Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers, Coors Banquet Beer, Henry’s Wrecker No.91 will race with the All Star Circuit of Champions on four consecutive nights, Thursday through Sunday.

Reinhardt will compete for a $10,000 top prize in his home state of New Jersey on Thursday, May 25th when the All Stars invade the 4-tenths mile high banked Bridgeport Motorsports Park.

Friday night May 26th Reinhardt will follow the All Stars to Williams Grove Speedway for the Doug Esh Tribute race where he will get another shot at a $10,000 winner’s share.

The weekend will wrap up with the All Star sanctioned, two-day Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday and Sunday nights. Those events pay $10,000 and $29,000 respectively to the winner.

Season Stats

15 races, 0 wins, 3 top 5’s, 10 top 10’s, 11 top 15’s

ABOUT KYLE REINHARDT

Kyle Reinhardt is a professional winged sprint car driver based in New Oxford, PA. Originally from Neptune City, NJ, Kyle has been racing since 1999 and has earned multiple victories at every level he has competed in. Since turning professional in 2019, Reinhardt has compiled two track championships and seven victories, including an All Star Circuit of Champions win.

Learn more about Kyle Reinhardt and shop merch at: KyleReinhardt.com

Follow Kyle Reinhardt’s season at: A2DPR.com/latest-news

Facebook: Facebook.com/KyleReinhardtRacing

Twitter: Twitter.com/KyleReinhardt21

Instagram: Instagram.com/KyleReinhardt21

Broadcast coverage of Port Royal Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com

Broadcast coverage of 410 sprint car events at BAPS Motor Speedway is available at SprintCarUnlimited.tv

Broadcast coverage of select Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!

The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the support during the 2023 racing season! Capitol Renegade Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers Coors Banquet Beer Henry’s Wrecker Service

Fibreworks Composites

Maxim Chassis

FK Rod Ends

Kelly Racing Fuel

Arai Americas

KSE Racing Products

InTech Trailers

Mettec

AL Driveline

DMI

Rider Racing Engines

HP Engines

Titan Wings

Simpson Race Products

 

 

Sprint Invaders’ 22nd Season Kicks Off Sunday at 34 Raceway!

(Bill W) May 24, 2023 – The long-anticipated Sprint Invaders season kicks off this Sunday, May 28 at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa! Thirteen events at eleven different tracks make up the 2023 campaign for the Sprint Invaders.

Sunday marks the series’ 65th visit to 34 Raceway. Seventy-three features have been run at the 3/8-mile oval. Jerrod Hull and Matt Rogerson top the all-time win list with the Sprint Invaders at 34 with five apiece. John Schulz, Dustin Selvage and Josh Schneiderman have four to their credit, Bobby Mincer, Kaley Gharst, Matt Sutton, Ryan Jamison, Jon Agan and Paul Nienhiser have three, and two-time winners include Mike Houseman Jr., Joey Moughan, Chris Martin, Terry McCarl and Chase Randall.

Randall swept last year’s events at 34 Raceway, winning both in May and at the $5,000 “Fall Haul” in September.

Cody Wehrle enters 2023 as the defending champion. Jamie Ball, Nienhiser, Colton Fisher and Randall completed the top five last season.

Grandstands open on Sunday at 5 p.m. with hot laps scheduled for 6:15 p.m. Mini-haulers are also on the card. Tickets are $18 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Kids 10 and under are FREE. For more information, visit 34Raceway.com.

Jern’s Heating and Air Conditioning

Jern’s Heating and Air Conditioning will be sponsoring Sunday’s “Shake-Up Dash.” Jern's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., in Burlington, IA, is the area's premier heating and cooling specialist serving Des Moines, Lee, Henry, Henderson and Hancock counties since 2000. We specialize in air conditioning, furnaces, geothermal heating and cooling, HVAC, new construction and more. For all your heating and cooling needs, contact Jern's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

2023 Sprint Invaders Schedule

Saturday, April 1 – 34 Raceway (Cold)

Sunday, May 28 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)

Thursday, June 15 – Eldon Raceway (Eldon, IA)

Friday, June 23 – Davenport Speedway (Davenport, IA)

Saturday, June 24 – Spoon River Speedway (Canton, IL)

Friday, June 30 – Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, IL)

Sunday, July 2 – Benton County Speedway (Vinton, IA)

Wednesday, July 26 – Dubuque Speedway (Dubuque, IA)

Saturday, August 19 – Peoria Speedway (Peoria, IL)

Sunday, August 20 – Adams County Speedway (Quincy, IL)

Saturday, September 2 – West Liberty Raceway (West Liberty, IA)

Sunday, September 3 – Benton County Speedway (Vinton, IA)

Friday, September 22 – Lee County Speedway (Donnellson, IA)

Saturday, September 23 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA) “Fall Haul”

2022 Sprint Invaders Top 20 Driver Points (Feature Wins)

1. Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA, 2272

2. Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 2243

3. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 2217 (1)

4. Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 2191

5. Chase Randall, Waco, TX, 2169 (6)

6. Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 2132

7. Devin Wignall, Altoona, IA, 2115

8. Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA, 2108

9. Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 2055

10. Dugan Thye, Burlington, IA, 2011

11. Tyler Lee, Cedar Rapids, IA, 2004

12. Chase Richards, Burlington, IA, 1940

13. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 1706

14. McCain Richards, Burlington, IA, 1331

15. Riley Goodno, 1225 (1)

16. Aidan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA, 1148

17. Austin Archdale, Brimfield, IL, 1086

18. Luke Verardi, Taylorville, IL, 994

19. Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA, 983

20. Dustin Clark, Agency, IA, 977

Series Sponsors

Shottenkirk Automotive is the A main sponsor. Randall’s Performance of Gladstone, Illinois, Joshua Denning & Associates of Fort Madison, Iowa, Mohrfeld Solar of Fort Madison, and Golden Eagle Distributors of Mount Pleasant, Iowa are heat sponsors. Campbell’s Body Shop & Towing will be the Trophy Sponsor. Reid’s Landscapes and Turf will award $50 to anyone drawing a 50 pill to begin the night. A hard-charger award will be presented each night in honor of Christine Wahl Levitt. That is presented by Scott Donlan.

K-1 Race Gear Sponsors Champion and Rookie of the Year

K-1 Race Gear will award a custom fit uniform to not only this season’s Sprint Invaders Champion, but also the Rookie of the Year with the series.

From K-1 Race Gear: "K-1 Race Gear is proud to be partnered with the Sprint Invaders! More drivers trust K1 Race Gear with all of their safety product needs than any other brand on the market. Whether it is Premium custom suits, gloves or shoes, K1 Race Gear has you covered. Find out more at www.k1racegear.com and follow us along at @k1racegear on all social media platforms. K1 Race Gear. The racer's brand of safety gear and apparel."

K1 Race Gear was born in 2003 with the philosophy of offering products to our customers that we ourselves would be proud to use. At K1 Race Gear, we are racers ourselves, and we understand the value of buying quality racing products at a reasonable price. To meet the needs of our customers, we strive to provide quality racing equipment at K1 Race Gear - including racing shoes, suits, driving gloves, helmets, and more - to racers of all ages at a great value. Whether your son or daughter is just starting out in the sport or you have a life-long passion for racing, we have the products for you in our full line of K1 Race Gear. If you are interested in purchasing karting or racing equipment, including racing shoes, suits, and driving gloves, contact K1 Race Gear today!

 

 

Late Race Tangle Dashes Tony Gomes’ Hard Charge Efforts at Placerville

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting off to an auspicious start at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night in the C&M Motorsports No. 7c, Tony Gomes rebounded well only to see late race contact bring his night to an early end after fighting his way into the Top-Five.

“We have been so good at Placerville this year, and Saturday was a bummer with how it all played out,” Tony Gomes said. “Despite us not timing in well, everyone stayed positive and we raced very well, but we endured some contact with a few laps to go and it ended our night about five laps early.”

Hitting the track second overall in qualifications, Gomes timed the Anrak/Lund Construction/Sam Rhodes backed No. 7c in 18th fastest and found himself behind the eight ball early in the night.

Lining up in the third row of his heat race, Gomes had his elbows up as he put forth a very impressive run. Working into third in the first couple of laps, Gomes made a last lap pass to net a second-place finish.

Despite the strong showing in his heat, Gomes was still mired deep in the starting lineup due to his qualifying time and took the green flag from the 14th starting position.

On a very slick Placerville Speedway racing surface, Gomes continue to forge ahead just as he did in heat race competition. Moving into 10th on the third lap, Gomes continued to quickly climb through the field as he worked into sixth on the eighth circuit, and was in fifth by the time the field was displayed the cross flags at the halfway point of the show.

As he got into fifth, Gomes settled in as passing started to slow down with the slick surface being tricky to grab hold of. On the 19th lap, contact ensued and it brought Gomes’ charge to a halt and ultimately ended his night as he officially was credited with an 18th place finish.

“It was a frustrating way to end our night, after we fought hard to dig out of a hole,” Gomes added. “It was great to have speed like we did on such a slick surface, and with us getting into the summer and really slick surfaces become more of the norm I think we will be just fine. Thank to Cody, and Mandi, as well as John, and Wyatt for their hard work. Looking forward to the Bradway Memorial in two weeks.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank Lund Construction, Anrak, Sam Rhodes, Alturas Tires, Swartz Diesel, Adrian Blanco Jewelry, Kings Meats, American Paving Systems, PT Shocks, Creason Enterprises, and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: C&M Motorsports and Tony Gomes return to action on Friday June 2nd at Placerville Speedway.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-6, Wins-2, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-3

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with C&M Motorsports by following @PrecisonShocks or @Mandi7C on Twitter.

 

 

Mel & Marlyn Hall Memorial on deck for SCCT 360s this Saturday May 27

By Gary Thomas

Marysville, CA…The busiest stretch of the season for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour gets underway this Saturday with the 23rd running of the “Mel & Marlyn Hall Memorial” at Marysville Raceway.

This Saturday’s event marks the fourth race of the season for the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards. The first three events have seen three different winners with Aromas’ Justin Sanders, Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi and Clovis’ Corey Day claiming wins respectively.
Sanders, the 2018 winner of the Mel & Marlyn Hall Memorial, currently sits atop the standings over Day, Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox, Hollister’s Ryan Bernal and Fremont’s Shane Golobic.

The show in Marysville launches three consecutive weeks of racing for the SCCT 360s, with an event at Placerville Speedway coming up on Friday June 2nd followed by Petaluma Speedway on Saturday June 10th.

“It’s an honor for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour to be a part of the Hall Memorial for the third straight season,” commented SCCT President Scott Russell. “Mel and Marlyn put their heart and soul into racing and especially at Marysville Raceway. It should be a great event to kick-off a busy stretch with SCCT and we hope the fans will fill the stands.”

Racing was certainly a passion of the Hall family. They epitomized the great strengths of being at the forefront of the sport when it came to on-track racing and off-track promotions. Mel Hall believed in a united Sprint Car traveling organization and in the early 1990’s was one of the founding fathers of the Civil War Series, which is fundamentally what the Sprint Car Challenge Tour continues in the Golden State.

With their unmeasurable work ethic, the Halls were heavily involved in the now defunct Ernie Purcell Speedway in Grass Valley, before taking over operation of Twin Cities Speedway (now Marysville Raceway) in late 1994. Hall is credited with bringing professional Sprint Car racing to the Yuba-Sutter facility, which persists to this very day under the current management of Gage Promotions.
The Hall’s left their ego at the door and did the things needed for a successful series and management of Marysville Raceway. They never did this for fame and glory or pats on the back. They were simple people who had a vision and did the best they could to make it a reality.

Mel passed away on May 22, 1999 and we lost Marlyn in August of 2020. The event held in their memory remains a cornerstone on the track schedule.

Tickets and Details:

Adult tickets at Marysville Raceway this Saturday May 27th cost $24 while seniors 62+, military with ID and juniors 12-15 cost $20. Kids 6-11 are $10, with five and under being admitted free. Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.eventsprout.com/event/marysville-raceway-2023 or at the gate on race day.

The pit gate will open at 3pm, with the front grandstand gate opening at 5pm. The pit meeting will take place at 4:45pm with cars on track around 5:30pm. Hot laps, Sierra Foothills Wine Services qualifying and racing will follow.

The event will follow the standard SCCT muffler rule, which is either the Large Flowmaster or Large Spintech Muffler as described in the rulebook.

For those who can’t make it to the track CaliDirt.TV provides live coverage of every Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards race. The live streaming service also includes the entire championship point race season from Placerville Speedway in 2023. Fans can purchase through a monthly membership or on a per race basis via https://calidirt.tv/

The Marysville Raceway is located in Marysville, California. From the Junction of HWY 70 and HWY 20 (12th Street), go a quarter-mile east on HWY 20. Turn south onto Ramirez Road for 1.5 miles. The physical address is 1468 Simpson Ln, Marysville, CA 95901.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour would like to thank Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, CaliDirt.TV, Shop Kyle Larson, Pit Stop USA, Tiner-Hirst Enterprise, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, D&D Roofing, Sierra Foothills Wine Services, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services and High Sierra Industries for their support this season.

More information on the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website www.sprintcarchallengetour.com – Be sure to also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarchallengetour and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT. You can also find us on Instagram by searching scct360.

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Upcoming Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards events

Saturday May 27: Marysville Raceway (23rd Mel and Marlyn Hall Memorial)

Friday June 2: Placerville Speedway (Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial Opening Night)

Saturday June 10: Petaluma Speedway (Sonoma County Showdown on the Adobe)
Image courtesy of AJ Johnson and Krazy KC

 

 

CIRCLE CITY RACEWAY TO HOST 2 OF 4 USAC EVENTS ACROSS 4 NIGHTS IN INDIANA

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media

Speedway, Indiana (May 23, 2023)………The busiest stretch of USAC National racing so far this year arrives this week in Indy leading into Sunday’s 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 and Circle City Raceway, at the Marion County Fairgrounds in Indianapolis has two of those nights, Wednesday and Thursday.

USAC racing boasts four events across four nights on both dirt and pavement tracks in the state of Indiana featuring both the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship Terre Haute and Indianapolis as well as the USAC Silver Crown National Championship in Brownsburg.

Leading off the flurry of activity is the longest annually held USAC National Sprint Car event – the Tony Hulman Classic – which competes for the 53rd consecutive year on Tuesday night, May 23, at the Terre Haute Action Track’s dirt half-mile. Three past Hulman Classic winners are in this Tuesday’s lineup: Kevin Thomas Jr. (2017), Chase Stockon (2019) and Robert Ballou (2015-16-17) who’ll attempt to become the event’s first four-time winner.

USAC National Sprint Car action doesn’t slow down as the series heads toward the southeast side of Indianapolis for two-straight nights at Circle City Raceway’s quarter-mile dirt oval on Wednesday, May 24, and Thursday, May 25, for the Circle City Salute. Three previous series’ events have been held at the venue over the past two seasons with two of the three winners vying to become the track’s first multi-time USAC victor, C.J. Leary and Kevin Thomas Jr.

On May 26, it’s Friday night under the lights for the USAC Silver Crown National Championship on the asphalt of Brownsburg, Indiana’s .686-mile Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park. It’s a rare treat for fans of the series as the race will consist of 146 laps and 100 miles during the renewal of the Hoosier Hundred for the 66th running of the event which will take place as part of the Carb Night Classic festivities featuring four divisions of racing in one night: USAC Silver Crown, USF Pro Championships Presented By Cooper Tires, USF Pro 2000 Presented By Cooper Tires and Pavement Midgets.

The race marks the first time the Hoosier Hundred has been held on pavement. Kody Swanson (2014-15-16-18) and Jerry Coons Jr. (2011-12) are the lone past two winners of the event at the Indiana State Fairgrounds dirt mile. Coming in as past Carb Night Classic winners are Tanner Swanson (2016 & 2020), Kody Swanson (2017-18-21) and Bobby Santos (2022).

RACE DETAILS & TIMES:

On Tuesday at the Terre Haute Action Track, the pits open at 1pm Eastern with front gates opening at 3pm, the drivers meeting at 6pm and cars on track at 6:30pm. General admission tickets are $30. Infield admission is $20. Children ages 10 and under are admitted for free. Pit passes are $40.

On Wednesday and Thursday at Circle City Raceway, the pits open at 2pm Eastern with the front gates opening at 5pm. The drivers’ meeting will take place at 6:00pm with cars set to get on track at 6:30pm followed by qualifying and racing. For both nights, general admission tickets for ages 11-64 are $30 each night or $50 for a two-day ticket. Ages 10 and under are admitted for free. Tickets for Seniors 65+, Veterans, Military, First Responders and Teachers are $20. Pit passes for ages 11 and older are $45 and two-day pit passes are $80. Pit passes for ages 10 and under are $30. Advance tickets are now on sale at www.circlecityraceway.com.

On Friday at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, spectator gates open at 3pm Eastern with practice starting at 3pm, qualifying at 5:15pm and racing at 6:35. Advance tickets are on sale now at www.raceIRP.com. Advance general admission tickets are $25. Advance reserved seats are $35. Ages 12 and under are admitted for free. Pit passes are $35 each.

At all of this week’s events, tickets will also be on sale at the gate on race day.

 

 

Reinhardt in the Top Ten Again at BAPS Motor Speedway
Four Race Stint with the All Stars in NJ and PA Up Next

Abbottstown, PA – May 23, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Kyle Reinhardt has been pleased with his team’s consistency thus far in 2023. For a team that is rebuilding, he has reason to be happy after reeling off ten consecutive top ten runs in unsanctioned central Pennsylvania 410 sprint car action.

Consistency is the first step toward the end goal of winning races. That’s the next thing on his list that Reinhardt is aiming to check off.

Date: May 21, 2023
Event: Kevin Gobrecht Classic Qualifier
Track: BAPS Motor Speedway
City, State: York Haven, PA
Quick Stats: 28 cars, Qualifying 6th Group 1, Heat 4rd (6), A-main 9th (10)

Recovering

Reinhardt’s lone race of the weekend was at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday night for the Kevin Gobrecht Classic Qualifier. In two prior trips to the York Haven oval this season, he showed good speed and produced quality finishes of 5th and 6th.

Qualifying for the 28 cars on hand consisted of group time trials that would set the lineup for each of three heat races. Reinhardt’s qualifying run ranked him 6th in group one. It was a step behind where he had hoped to be but he went right back to work on the Capitol Renegade, Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers, Henry’s Wrecker No.91 to prepare for his heat race opportunity.

Reinhardt wasted no time getting down to business in the heat race, charging from his 6th starting spot into the 4th position on the opening lap. Jeff Halligan challenged Reinhardt for the spot, claiming it briefly on lap three, but ultimately the Neptune City, NJ native wrestled the 4th spot away for good and held on to the checkers.

Keep Digging

Reinhardt lined up outside row five for the 30-lap A-main. As the opening lap unfolded, he found himself slipping to 11th before finding his rhythm.

Reinhardt fought his way to the 9th spot by lap four and although under considerable pressure from Halligan, held onto the spot for the next thirteen circuits before falling to 10th in heavy traffic.

The battle continued through heavy traffic and Reinhardt was able to recapture the 9th spot with just a half-lap remaining.

“I feel like we made a little progress tonight but we were just kind of here.“, Reinhardt said.

“I need to change up my program a little more to get better on slick surfaces like here at BAPS (Motor Speedway).“

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2023 season.

Kyle can be contacted via kylereinhardt46@gmail.com.
Up Next

A very busy week is on the horizon for Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team. They will race with the All Star Circuit of Champions on four consecutive nights, Thursday through Sunday.

Reinhardt will get to compete for a $10,000 top prize in his home state of New Jersey on Thursday, May 25th when the All Stars invade the 4-tenths mile high banked Bridgeport Motorsports Park.

Friday night May 26th Reinhardt will follow the All Stars to Williams Grove Speedway for the Doug Esh Tribute race where he will get another shot at a $10,000 winner’s share.

The weekend will wrap up with the All Star sanctioned, two-day Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday and Sunday nights. Those events pay $10,000 and $29,000 respectively to the winner.

Season Stats

15 races, 0 wins, 3 top 5’s, 10 top 10’s, 11 top 15’s

Trivia Question

The answer to last week’s question is Kyle Reinhardt left a mechanical engineering job in the aerospace industry in 2019 to become a full time sprint car diver!

Now, on to this week’s question. True or False? Kyle Reinhardt has won a feature event at Port Royal Speedway in a 360 sprint car?

The answer in the next press release!

Partner Spotlight

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We have something for any budget and any venue. Capitol has become the leader in new innovative ideas and changes to the Renegade brand. Through our own experiences as Racers and Custom and Antique car collectors we have added many new designs to the product.

Our goal is to not only sell you the product that you want, but to see you through the entire ownership experience and then be there when you want to purchase your next. For 80 years, our business success has endured by this same formula.

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Kyle Reinhardt (91) and Jeff Halligan (45) raced wheel to wheel in their heat race and during the main event Sunday night at BAPS Motor Speedway (photo credit: Jeremy Zarfos Photography)

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Broadcast coverage of Port Royal Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

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THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!

The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the support during the 2023 racing season!
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As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return! These are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these we do possible.

PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help our race team by giving your business to these great partners.

Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing!

 

 

Misfortune spoils promising run for Alex Pokorski at Plymouth Dirt Track

Paul Pokorski makes 2023 season debut

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 23, 2023 – It was a case of what might have been for Alex Pokorski and the Akright Auto Racing Team as what was shaping up to be a career-best A-main run ended up being derailed by a mid-race mishap in Akright Auto Plymouth Dirt Track Racing – Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car main event competition at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, May 20.

An all-open wheel racing program, which also featured the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association and Badger Midgets, drew a field of 27 PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Cars to the venerable third-mile clay oval, including Alex’s father, Paul, who made his first start in nearly a year behind the wheel of Spyder Akright’s 53A 360 Sprint Car.

Alex opened the night by qualifying sixth overall with a lap of 13.540 seconds, while Paul qualified 16th overall in 13.992 seconds.

Both Alex and Paul competed in the third 10-lap PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Car heat race with Alex rolling off third and Paul starting second. Alex advanced one spot to place second and Paul finished fourth as both Akright Auto Racing Team competitors earned transfer spots to the 25-lap 360 Sprint Car A main.

After starting fifth in the PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Car main event, Alex used a strong start to move past Kurt Davis into third on lap 3. After a caution on lap 6 for a spin involving Travis Arenz, Alex bolted past Ben Schmidt to take over second on lap 7.

While the track started to lay rubber along the inside groove, Alex reeled in race leader Lance Fassbender as the leaders encountered lapped traffic on lap 12.

Just as Alex began to pressure Fassbender for the top spot, the lapped cars of Chris Larson and T.J. Haddy collided in front of the leaders in turn four. With nowhere to go, Alex was collected in the incident, forcing him to retreat to the work area for repairs.

After returning to the action in 18th place, Alex was able to pick up four spots over the final 10 laps to secure a 14th place finish a race won by Lance Fassbender.

“I think qualifying and the heat race both went well,” Alex said. “Having a good start to the night set us up well for the feature. The strategy for the feature is always to put yourself in a position where you have a chance to win. It was going well. I just got unlucky.

“A lapped car drove into the corner too hard and spun right in front of me,” he said. “I didn’t have any time to avoid the two cars that spun ahead of me, and we ended up wrecking a header and nerf bar. The crew got me back out right away, and I was able to work back past a few cars. It was difficult to pass at that point with the track taking rubber again.”

Paul lined up 15th in the PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Car A main and came home with an 18th place finish in his first time in the driver’s seat since May 28, 2022.

“I was reasonably happy with qualifying and the heat race,” Paul said. “They went about as well as I would’ve expected after being out of the car for quite some time.

“For the feature, we knew the track would rubber up and that’s not my thing!,” he said. “I don’t have the patience to stay in line and ride and every time I tried to get out of line and make something happen, it just cost me spots. So, I was a little frustrated, but had some fun. I will be back in the car in two weeks on June 3rd for the Rayce Rudeen Foundation event at PDTR.”

The Alex Pokorski - Akright Auto Racing Team is set to travel to Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. for an Akright Auto Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car Series event this Saturday, May 27, which will also feature the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series and Badger Midgets.

Pit gates open at 3 p.m., followed by spectator gates at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 6 p.m.

In his Wilmot Raceway debut during an MSA 360 Sprint Car event last August, Alex recorded a strong fourth place A-main showing.

“With Plymouth being off, we will be headed to Wilmot next week with the MSA,” Alex said. “I’m excited to go back there, after doing well last year.”

Sponsors and supporters for Alex Pokorski and the 2023 Akright Auto Racing Team include Akright Auto, Petersen Septic Systems, Goeden Auto Body, Novak’s Service Center, Countryside Designs, Wisconsin Bank and Trust, Homestead Auto, Cedar Valley Hunt Club, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions.

Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team Sponsor Showcase – Peterson Septic Systems

The Alex Pokorski - Akright Auto Racing Team is pleased to have Petersen Septic Systems as a returning sponsorship partner for the 2023 racing season.

Since opening its doors in Valders, Wis. in 2012, Petersen Septic Systems LLC has provided premier septic tank service and the most reliable septic system installation and repair in Manitowoc and Two Rivers and the surrounding Lakeshore area.

“We offer our services to industrial, institutional, residential, new construction, commercial and municipal accounts,” Petersen Septic Systems Owner David Petersen said. “Customer service is our utmost priority. We do every job as it was in our own homes. Our experience is second to none in the area. Prior to opening the business, I worked for Tuschl Septic Systems from 2004 until owner Chuck Tuschl retired.”

The list of regular services Petersen Septic Systems offers includes septic pump repairs, test drilling/test boring, sewage treatment systems, septic tank removal, septic tank installation, water line repair, oil testing and perc testing.

“We provide all of these services in Manitowoc County and the surrounding areas,” Petersen said. “We are OSHA certified and are licensed MPRS/CST966051.”

Petersen Septic Systems is located at 7334 Nagel Road in Valders, Wis. For more information, call 920-323-2640, email petersenseptic@gmail.com or visit www.petersensepticsystems.com.

Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team Sponsor Showcase – Akright Auto

Located at 106 North Bluebird Lane in Sheboygan Falls, Wis. Akright Auto has served as a reliable source for auto parts since 1940.

With a highly trained staff of auto parts professionals, Akright Auto is well prepared to assist customers with vehicle repair needs with a wide assortment of affordable, high-quality auto parts available on site. If a part is not available, Akright Auto offers next-day delivery services.

In addition, Akright Auto provides full auto salvage services, along with a 90-day standard warranty on all parts purchases.

Contact Akright Auto by phone at 920-467-4201, toll free at 800-400-4201, via email at dakright12@gmail.com or visit www.akrightauto.com.

For more information on Alex Pokorski and the No. 4 Akright Auto Racing Team, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook at https://facebook.com/pokorskimotorsports 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.

Alex Pokorski - Akright Auto Racing Team 2023 Upcoming Schedule

Saturday, May 27 – Wilmot Raceway, Wilmot, Wis. Friday, June 2 – Dodge County Speedway, Beaver Dam, Wis. Saturday, June 3 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.

Alex Pokorski Akright Auto Racing Team 4 2023 Season By The Numbers

Total Events – 3 A Main Victories – 0 B Main Victories – 0 Top Five A Main Finishes – 2 Top 10 A Main Finishes – 2 Top 15 A Main Finishes – 3 Heat Race Victories – 1 Fast Qualifier Award – 0

Paul Pokorski Akright Auto 53A 2023 Season By The Numbers

Total Events – 1 A Main Victories – 0 B Main Victories – 0 Top Five A Main Finishes – 0 Top 10 A Main Finishes – 0 Top 15 A Main Finishes – 0 Heat Race Victories – 0 Fast Qualifier Awards – 0

 

 

Hagar Victorious During First Start of Season for First Time Since 2014

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (May 23, 2023) - Derek Hagar made the most of a last-minute opportunity last weekend to win during his first sprint car race of the season.

Hagar piloted the McCord Farms No. 42 sprint car to a victory at Riverside International Speedway, earning his first season-opening win since March 2014.

"It definitely is a confidence booster, especially since we didn't plan on racing," he said. "It gets me that much more ready to be in our car and see what we've got. With all I've got going on in business I've wondered am I clear headed enough to be able to do it and focus on the race car and not worried about what life throws at you? This weekend we proved we still have a clear mind and can focus on the racing when we need to to be competitive."

The sprint car ride came up late last week as Hagar had planned on just being at the track as a fan.

"That was my third race for him and now we've won two of them," he said. "Mr. McCord is a diehard fan and car owner. Marshall (Skinner), who drives for Mr. McCord sometimes, was supposed to drive his uncle's car and said Derek will drive it. I didn't know that and I found out on Thursday or Friday I'd drive it."

Hagar won a heat race from the pole position to open Saturday's racing action.

"We were scheduled to start second in the heat race and the pole car decided to go to the back," he said. "We got the win, but was sixth in points. So we started sixth in the feature. We worked our way through there slowly and got to second. I was able to show the leader my nose. He started doing things he wasn't doing and I was able to stay with him. On the last restart he put probably half a straightaway on me. On the white flag lap he overshot the corner in turns three and four. He got into the wall and came down the track. I went around him and caught some moisture and I was able to beat him at the line by a nose."

Hagar will take the momentum from the win into his No. 9jr sprint car for a USCS Series tripleheader this weekend. The start of USCS Speedweek runs Friday at Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Ark.; Saturday at Riverside International Speedway.; and Sunday at Old No. 1 Speedway in Harrisburg, Ark.

"I'm looking forward to that," he said. "I feel I'm in the best physical and mental shape in a long time. This offseason we really hit it hard and I'm ready to see how much we've improved. We'll do the first three shows of Speedweek and see how things go."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 20 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (6).

SEASON STATS -

1 race, 1 win, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Ark.; Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.; and Sunday at Old No. 1 Speedway in Harrisburg, Ark., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

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

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

Hagar would like to thank Ameri-Panel, J&J Auto Racing, B & D Towing and Recovery, FK Rod Ends, Dynotech Performance, A.M.P., Fragola Performance Systems, Administrative Consulting Services, Killer Coatings, Beazt Composites, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline, Ti64 and Builtwiser Wings for their continued support.

 

 

Amantea Eager for Return to Winchester Speedway This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - MILL HALL, Pa. (May 23, 2023) - Joey Amantea is bound for Virginia this weekend for a Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars show.

The series invades Winchester Speedway in Winchester on Saturday for the first of two trips this season. It's a track where Amantea has seen success, but is seeking his first top five.

"Last year the track was great," he said. "We were running third and ultimately ended up getting in a wreck battling for second. If the track will be like it was we'll have tremendous speed so I'm pretty excited to get back there."

Amantea posted a pair of top 10s at the dirt oval in 2021, highlighted by a career-best seventh-place result.

The team is coming off a top-10 showing last Friday at Clinton County Speedway, where Amantea earned a heat race victory to start the program.

"We got the heat race win, which was cool," he said. "We were challenged for the lead for three or four laps and then I kicked it into high gear. We ended up pulling away a bit. We had speed out of the gate."

The feature redraw lined Amantea up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

"Come feature-time we were in a position to battle for the lead like last year and we just missed it," he said. "We struggled. In one lap we fell to seventh. We battled from seventh to 10 th most of the race. I made a couple of mistakes trying to pass cars. Between that and the handling it was not our greatest night so we're looking forward to moving on to the next race."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 19 - Clinton County Speedway in Mill Hall, Pa. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 10 (3).

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 5 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Va., with the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.joeyamantearacing.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joeyamantea88J

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Stinger Race Fuel Products

Stinger Race Fuel Products is exclusive to Insinger Performance and offers a broad range of performance fuels that include Leaded, Unleaded, Ethanol-focused, Methanol/Racing Alcohol and Non-Ethanol choices to meet the needs of those within the racing community. To contact a Stinger Race Fuel Products technical expert, call (302) 273-3982 or visit https://insingerperformanceinc.com/stinger-race-fuel/ .

"To achieve your dreams and goals in this sport you need great partners who provide quality products and I believe Stinger Race Fuel is the best out there," Amantea said. "I'm very grateful for their support and look forward to continued success together."

Amantea would also like to thank Amantea Real Estate, JPA Masonry, Stinger Race Fuel Products, 600cc Performance, CSI Shocks, Smith Titanium, Radical Race Gear, Pensyl Enterprises and JPA Equipment & Truck Repair for their continued support.

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Posts Podium During Huset's Speedway Season Opener

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (May 23, 2023) - Kaleb Johnson recorded his first podium result of the season last Sunday during the Huset's Speedway season opener.

The weekend got off to a rough start as mechanical woes derailed Johnson on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where he qualified 17 th quickest and won a heat race before not being able to start the main event.

"We're getting more and more comfortable there every week," he said. "We didn't qualify the greatest, but getting more laps and seat time, especially with a new car, is important."

Sunday featured a rebound in a big way for Johnson as he qualified third quickest before finishing fifth in a heat race.

"We qualified pretty good," he said. "Then I made a mistake on the start of the heat race. The guy starting fifth got by me and I tried to go around him. I pulled a wheelie and almost got into the wall. You couldn't move around a lot so we settled for fifth."

That lined Johnson up on the inside of the sixth row for the main event.

"I didn't have the greatest feature behind the wheel, but I was mainly riding around there," he said. "There was a lot of carnage. It was probably the craziest race I've been a part of."

Johnson avoided a crash in front of him on the opening lap and two more multiple-car incidents throughout the race to climb into the runner-up position in the waning laps.

"I only passed one car and was running second with a few laps to go," he said. "We started running out of fuel on that last restart. It started sputtering pretty bad so I was hanging on for whatever I could get."

Johnson salvaged a third-place result, which was his best finish of the year.

This weekend will be a busy one for Johnson, who will race on Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Midwest Power Series; on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway; and on Sunday and Monday at Huset's Speedway with the Buffalo Wild Wings Northern Outlaw Sprint Association.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 20 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: DNS (11).

May 21 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 5 (4); Feature: 3 (11).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., with Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Midwest Power Series; Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; and Sunday and Monday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., with the Buffalo Wild Wings Northern Outlaw Sprint Association

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Joel Pingeon Trucking

Joel Pingeon Trucking Inc. is a quality nationwide step deck, flatbed and conestoga trucking company based in Springfield, Minn. For more information, visit http://www.JDPingeon.com .

"Joel Pingeon Trucking sponsors a couple of cars around the area and I'm fortunate to have their logo on our race car," Johnson said. "They travel a lot of miles around the Midwest and it's cool to have a company like that support our team."

Johnson would like to thank Merle Johnson Farm Toys, Oddson Underground, Inc., Folkens Brothers Trucking, Joel Pingeon Trucking, Blondie Motorsports, Construction Products & Consultants, GRP Motorsports, Innovative Design/Sletten Properties, Turn 2 Lodge, Cressman Sanitation, Hohn Palmer LLC, State Bank of Fairmont, AB Custom Construction, Specialized Caulking Sealants, The Minnesota Mafia, Guaranteed Rate-Mike Brudigan Home Loans, The Ron Weber Team, David Kramer Drywall, Big Al's Diecast, Heartland Properties, Dave's Lawn Care & Landscaping, TL Racing, Hepfner Racing Products, TJ Forged Wheels, Howe Motorsports, Moyle Racing Engines, Kistler Racing Engines, Forged in Dirt and Team DGRD for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Scores NARC Series Victory at Petaluma Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - PETALUMA, Calif. (May 23, 2023) - Dominic Scelzi is heating up as he captured the Salute to the First Responders feature victory last Saturday at Petaluma Speedway.

It marked his third NARC 410 Sprint Car Series triumph in the last four races and pulled him to within seven points in the championship standings a third of the way through the season.

"We've been very consistent," he said. "I feel we have a car that can win any time we get on the track. We need to keep putting ourselves in contention to win. And when we don't we need to come up with the best possible finish we can. My goal and the key to winning the championship is turning the second-place runs into the wins."

Scelzi qualified sixth quickest to kick off the competition on Saturday. He then placed second in a heat race.

"It was one of the best nights in terms of playing out to our success," he said. "We rolled in there and there weren't many cars so they did two heats instead of three. We started second in a heat race and we thought we had to win it, but because there were only two heats they took the top two fastest in each heat and the heat race winner to the dash redraw. I was second, but the fastest guy won the heat so that got me in."

Scelzi drew the pole position for the first dash and he won the race to garner the pole for the main event.

"The track was one lane from the word, 'Go,'" he said. "I just lucked into the starting spot in the dash and won it. I was able to get a good start in the feature and lead all 30 laps. It was just right through the middle. The bottom was really greasy and the top was greasy. We were able to get through traffic pretty good. We had a yellow with about 10 laps to go. I don't think that helped or hurt. It was about as uneventful of a race as there could be, which you don't mind when you're on the pole."

The victory was his fourth in the last seven races this season.

Scelzi will take this weekend off before competing on June 2-3 at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., during the 32 nd annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial with the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series and Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 20 - Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 4 wins, 10 top fives, 11 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

June 2-3 at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., for the 32 nd annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial with the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series and Sprint Car Challenge Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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"My mom and uncle started Red Rose Transportation in 1996 so it's been a huge part of our race program since Day 1," Scelzi said. "Everyone there has been an integral part of our team and we're grateful for their support."

Scelzi would like to thank Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Whipple Superchargers, System 1, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Line Oil, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Roth Motorsports, K&N Filters, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Sparco, Allstar Performance, Meridian Steel, Auto Meter, Kenny's Components and Worldwide Bearings for their continued support.

 

 

Ryan Timms Scores NOS Energy USAC National Midget Series Win at Belleville Short Track

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting into a busy stretch of midget racing with Keith Kunz Motorsports, Ryan Timms got his USAC campaign off to a strong start on Friday night as he led from green to checkered and picked up the win at the Belleville Short Track.

“Friday night I felt really good all night long,” Ryan Timms said. “We had some luck on our side with the inversion, and it put us on the pole and we were able to pick up the win.”

Kicking the NOS Energy USAC National Midget Series slate off on Friday night, Timms timed the JBL/Toyota/TRD backed No. 67 in 11th fastest in time trials.

Picking up the heat race win aboard the Keith Kunz owned mount, the Oklahoma City, OK driver moved into the feature event where he led the field to green as he rolled off of the starting grid from the pole.

Getting out to the early lead, Timms would set a torrid pace as he ripped around the high banked short track nestled in the infield of the famed Belleville High Banks.

Breaking out to a very sizeable lead, Timms was very strong in the feature event as he had his right rear planted against the thick cushion. Despite tripping over the cushion, and getting out of shape, Timms had enough of an advantage built up where he continued to lead the way.

A late caution bunched the field up, but Timms nailed the restart and raced away from the field and picked up his first midget win of the season.

Saturday night the team returned to Belleville, and qualifying was tricky for the 16-year-old. On a tricky surface early in the night, Timms’ 25th quick effort put him in an early hole.

Picking up a second-place finish in his heat, Timms was securely in the feature, but he would start near the back of the pack based on his qualifying time.

With passing tough in the feature event, and the bottom groove being preferred, Timms had a hard time moving forward as he capped his night off with a 14th place finish from his 21st starting spot during the 40-lap finale.

Sunday night the busy USAC weekend took Timms and the KKM squad to Sweep Springs Motorsports Complex in Sweet Springs, MO.

Timing in 12th fastest in time trials, Timms noted a self-inflicted mistake relegated him to a fifth-place finish in his heat race and put him in the ‘B’.

Finishing in the sixth and final transfer position out of the semi, Timms moved into the feature event and rolled off the starting grid from the outside of the eighth row.

Making changes to his JBL Audio backed entry prior to the feature, Timms got off to a quick start as he began working his way into the Top-10.

Getting as high as seventh, Timms would get out of shape and it would cost him a few positions as he slipped back to 15th, where he went on to finish and close out his weekend.

“Jarrod and the guys did a great job of giving me a really good car all weekend,” Timms said. “It was great to get a win on Friday night, but I made too many mistakes on Saturday and Sunday that I need to clean up.”

Ryan Timms would like to thank CITGO, Hampel Oil, Mystic Lubricants, Premier Truck Group, Western Flyer Xpress (WFX), IWX Motor Freight, K1, Durst Inc., Bell Helmets, Griffin Fishing Charters and Lodge, Xpress Truck Sales, Smith Ti, Blackbeard, AFD Graphix, Outlaw Wings, 947-Eyes, Kahne Screen Printing, ShopTeam5T.Com, TJ Forged, WFX Logistics, Select Coatings, Smiley’s Racing Products, WFX Energy Services, and EMI for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-33, Wins-3, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-10

ON TAP: Timms will return to midget action tonight and tomorrow at Millbridge Speedway in North Carolina, before getting back into the Sprint Car on Friday in Jacksonville, IL, Saturday in Knoxville, IA, Sunday and Monday in Brandon, SD,

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Ryan Timms by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/ryantimmsracing or by following him on Twitter at both @Timms5T and @RyanTimms_5T.

For all of your Ryan Timms Merchandise, please visit www.shopteam5t.com.

 

 

Justin Sanders Scores at Ocean Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Justin Sanders scored his third win of the season on Friday night at Ocean Speedway, and backed it up with a third place finish during Saturday’s KWS/NARC Event at Petaluma Speedway.

“We have been on a pretty good run the last couple of weeks in the Mittry Motorsports car, and it was great to grab a win with them on Friday night,” Justin Sanders said. “Saturday night we were good, but it was just tough to pass on. Still, great to get another podium finish with NARC/KWS.”

Sanders’ weekend got underway on Friday night as he timed the Farmers Brewing/Mittry Construction/North County Plastering backed No. 2x in seventh fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Sanders powered to the early lead and went on to pick up the win convincingly and lock himself into the Dash. Pulling the four in the Dash Draw, Sanders continued to showcase speed as he charged from fourth to second put the Mittry Motorsports entry on the front row of the 30-lap feature event.

With a prime starting position, Sanders got the initial jump and quickly worked his way out to a comfortable lead. Doing everything right while out front, Sanders was able to keep the field at bay and race to the win by over four seconds.

Getting right back to work on Saturday night, the Aromas, CA driver ade the trip to Petaluma Speedway for more KWS/NARC action.

Cloudy sky and a sticky racing surface created a very fast paced race with cars making a ton of speed on the famed Petaluma adobe gumbo.

Though a lighter car count was on hand on this night, Sanders got off to a quick start as he timed in third fastest in qualifying time trials.

Picking up another heat race victory, Sanders locked into the Sunnyvalley Bacon ‘A’ Dash while lined up the first three rows of the feature event and picked up a third-place finish.

Lining up behind the front row duo of Bud Kaeding and Dominic Scelzi, Sanders settled into third as the race came to life. The track stayed too good all feature long, and the fast conditions made passing tough.

Holding down the third position all race long, Sanders closed his night out with a third place finish.

“I think if we keep plugging away, we will turn these podiums into wins,” Sanders added. “Big thanks to everyone involved on this team for their hard work and dedication.”

Justin and his team would like to thank Farmers Brewing, Mittry Construction, North County Plastering, Alkaline88, Andy’s Construction, 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 2022.

ON TAP: Sanders will head to Oregon this Memorial Day Weekend.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-20, Wins-3, Top 5’s-15, Top-10’s-17

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

 

 

Forsberg Fourth with KWS/NARC Series

PETERSEN MEDIA: Finally putting a couple of frustrating nights with his 410ci engine behind him, Andy Forsberg at the Pacific Highway Rentals team had good showing with the NARC/KWS Series on Saturday night in Petaluma, CA that saw Forsberg pick up a fourth-place finish.

“We have had a couple of nights just fighting our 410ci, and finally we had a night where we didn’t have any issues to chase and I was happy with how it ran,” Forsberg said. “It was a bit of a light car count, and it was definitely a track where you wanted traffic, but that just wasn’t in the cards.”

Timing the Meridian Cameras/Pacific Highway Rentals/Wilkie Masonry backed No. 92 in second fastest in qualifying time trials, Forsberg went on to pick up a second-place finish in heat race competition.

Moving into the Dash, the inversion placed Forsberg in the third row of the six-lap shootout and the ultra-fast surface made it tough to gain any ground to improve his feature event starting position.

Finishing fifth, the Auburn, CA driver was set to take the green flag for the 30-lap feature from the inside of the third row. With the track still staying extremely fast, Forsberg made a couple of big moves to pick a couple of positions amidst a fast and furious 25-lap green flag run.

Getting into fourth, Forsberg would make an attempt to get on the podium during the final five lap shootout of the night, but a narrow surface, and a tough group occupying the top three made it too tough and Forsberg capped his night off with a fourth place finish.

“It was good to see a good crowd on hand, and before the race Rick Faeth announced the track would be getting some reshaping work done to it in the coming days, so I am excited to see what those changes entail.”

Andy Forsberg and PHR Racing would like to thank Meridian Cameras, Pacific Highway Rentals, Wilkie Masonry, PitStopUSA, Red Line Oil, Autism Awareness, Parking and Transportation Group, Western Featherlite, GP Development, 1st Vanguard, Highway Specialty Co., and KBJ Catering for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-10, Wins-1, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP: Forsberg will be in action with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Saturday night in Marysville, CA and then will head to Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA on Sunday night for an unsanctioned 410ci race taking place during the Silver Dollar fair.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Andy Forsberg by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/andyforsbergracing or by following him on Twitter at @AForsberg92.

You can also keep up with Andy and his popular post race VLOG, ‘Shark Tales with Andy’ at www.facebook.com/sharktaleswithandy.

 

 

WORLD OF OUTLAWS LATE MODELS HEAD TO SHARON THIS WEEK WITH $37,000 ON THE LINE; COMPLETE SHOW THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHT

 May 23, 2023

By Mike Leone

(Hartford, OH)...Fresh off a successful World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event on Saturday night, Sharon Speedway will welcome in the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Late Model Series this Thursday-Saturday night (May 25-27)! Joining "The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet" in the "Battle at the Border" will be the Terry Bowser Excavating RUSH Sprint Cars (Thursday), HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds (Friday) and the Whelen Econo Mods (Saturday). Warmups are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. each night with qualifying and racing to follow. Against the Wind, a Bob Seger Tribute band, will perform following the races on Friday night. Great weather is predicted for all three nights!

A $37,000 payday is posted for a three-night sweep of the World of Outlaws program with $6,000 to-win on both Thursday and Friday night, while Saturday's winner will take home $25,000! As of Tuesday at noon, 44 drivers were confirmed to compete including Brent Larson, Brandon Sheppard, Deshawn Gingerich, Johnny Scott, Chub Frank, Alex Ferree, Logan Zarin, Dan Stone, Stormy Scott, Brian Shirley, Daryl Charlier, Ryan Montgomery, Parker Martin Jr., Drake Troutman, Rob Anderzack, Nick Hoffman, Breyton Santee, Levi Yetter, Gary Lyle, Gordy Gundaker, Kenny Schaffer, Dan Agelicchio, Clay Ruffo, Dustin Walker, Ryan Gustin, Gregg Satterlee, Tyler Wyant, Dylan Yoder, Shane Clanton, Cory Sines, Eric Wilson, Dennis Erb Jr., Todd Cooney, Bobby Pierce, Logan Martin, Kyle Bronson, Chris Madden, Colton Flinner, Bo Lockwood, Cory Lawler, Tanner English, Mike Smith, Cade Dillard, Matt Lux, and Mike Marlar.

Heading into the week, Madden is the Series points leader over Gustin, Bronson, Sheppard, Hoffman, Shirley, Pierce, English, Erb, and Gundaker.

The World of Outlaws Late Models have made 10 prior appearances at Sharon with an amazing 10 different winners! Last year, Ryan Gustin won his first career WoO race in May worth $20,000, while Devin Moran won $10,000 in August. In 2021, eventual NASCAR Cup Series Champion Kyle Larson won a thriller. Brandon Sheppard won a 'race of the year' candidate in 2019 as the WoO returned for the first time in more than nine years. Other WoO winners at Sharon include Darrell Lanigan (2010), Tim Fuller (2009), Donnie Moran (2008), Chub Frank (2007), Rick Eckert (2006), and Davey Johnson (2004).

All three of the support divisions this week will compete for $800 to-win (complete payoff below). The Terry Bowser Excavating RUSH Sprint Cars will be on the Thursday night card in their second appearance of the season. On May 13, Chad Ruhlman topped a solid 23-car field for his all-time leading 10th career win at Sharon. Ruhlman also picked up a victory last Sunday at Tri-City for his 44th overall with the Series, while John Mollick won on May 6 at Pittsburgh. Ruhlman leads the $5,000 Sunbelt Rentals Weekly Series points in search of his fifth title in six years.

Sixteen-year-old Ben Easler won the May 13 opener for the HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. It was Easler's third career Sharon win as he looks to repeat the $3,500 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Weekly Series and $1,000 Wedge Motorsports "Route 7 Rumble" Series Championships. Ayden Cipriano has been hot at Raceway 7 winning both features there, which is part of the "Route 7 Rumble" Series.

2019 track champion, Dustin DeMattia, was back in an Econo Mod on May 13 after having success in recent years in the UMP Modifieds. The 25-year-old Montville, Ohio driver held off Will Thomas III by just 0.181 seconds for his fourth career win in the Whelen-sponsored division and fifth overall at the track. Jeremy Double, who is the division's top active winner with 18 victories and trails Brandon Blackshear by just three, was fourth at the opener.

Summit Racing Equipment will present the hard charger award to the support division each night. The driver that passes the most cars in the feature will receive a $100 Summit gift card. In the event of a tie, the tiebreaker will be the driver that finished highest in the feature.

Payoff for RUSH Sprint Cars, RUSH Sportsman Modified & Econo Mods: 1. $800 2. $400 3. $300 4. $250 5. $225 6. $220 7. $210 8. $200 9. $190 10. $185 11. $180 12. $175 13. $170 14-18. $165 19-24. $160.

There is no Sharon registration fee for the support divisions. One-way driver radios are mandatory; channel 454.000. AMB/MyLaps transponders are required; rentals available for $25. If you have yet to register for the 2023 season, please bring the registration form with you completed http://sharonspeedway.myracepass.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=713060

Fans can not only experience viewing from the frontstretch and backstretch grandstands, but also from the infield fan zone, which includes concessions and restrooms. Sharon is the only track in the area to have viewing from the unique infield perspective. There will be times throughout the night when fans can cross on the frontstretch back and forth.

Pit passes will go on sale at 2 p.m. each day. General admission will open at 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets will be available the gate each night or go to worldofoutlaws.com to purchase in advance. Pit passes will only be available at the gates on race day.

THURSDAY:

Reserved: $35 Advanced / $40 Day of

GA: $30 Advanced / $35 Day of

GA ($12 & under): $10

Pits: $40

FRIDAY:

Reserved: $35 Advanced / $40 Day of

GA: $30 Advanced / $35 Day of

GA ($12 & under): $10

Pits: $40

SATURDAY:

Reserved: $40 Advanced / $45 Day of

GA: $35 Advanced / $40 Day of

GA (12 & under): $10

Pits: $45

3-Day Reserved: $90 Advanced / $110 Day of

3-Day GA: $80 Advanced / $100 Day of

3-Day GA: (12 & under): $25

3-Day Pits: $110

2-Day Reserved: $65 Advanced / $70 Day of

2-Day GA: $60 Advanced / $65 Day of

2-Day GA (12 & under): $20

2-Day Pits: $80

A limited amount of patio & VIP fan suite seats are available: https://www.simpletix.com/e/world-of-outlaw-late-models-may-25-27-2023-tickets-123454

Additional camping has been added. To reserve for $25 go to: https://www.simpletix.com/e/woo-late-model-additional-camping-spots-tickets-134070

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. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter @sharonspdwy.

 

 

TOMMY MALCOLM RETURNS TO PERRIS FOR THE SALUTE TO INDY AFTER HIS FIRST SPRINT CAR WIN LAST SATURDAY AT TULARE

(Perris, CA, May 22, 2022) After several years of trying and numerous heartbreaking near misses, Tommy “Thunder” Malcolm scored the first sprint car win of his career last Saturday night at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California. This Saturday, the now 30-year-old returns to where it all started for him, Perris Auto Speedway, when Heimark Distributors Anheuser Busch presents the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars in the prestigious “Salute to Indy.”
 

It was approximately 15 years ago that Malcolm began racing a PASSCAR Street Stock on the Riverside County half-mile clay oval. There he raced alongside his stepdad Dino Napier and his brother Johnny. It was also where he picked up the nickname “Thunder.” His brother was dubbed “Lightning” so it was only appropriate that he was tagged with the “Thunder” moniker.

At the time, Malcolm’s age, diminutive size, and natural talent endured him to the fans. He followed his dad and brother into late model racing and quickly made a name for himself and was a threat wherever he raced. However, when the late model scene began to dry up in California, Malcolm had to find a new racing path and that path led him to sprint cars. He immediately proved to be as smooth in a sprint car as he was in a late model. With laps and experience came speed. Suddenly he became a contender and his first win was just around the corner. Then around another corner and another. Many times he was close to a win, only to have fate rob him of the victory.

Perhaps the biggest disappointment for the fan-friendly racer came last year at the Bakersfield Speedway. Late in the main event he was leading and clearly had the fastest car. The victory was within his grasp but he suffered a flat tire during a yellow flag period. He pulled to the work area, his crew changed the tire and he had to restart at the back of the pack. He is such a popular driver that many of his fellow competitors lamented his misfortune with the flat tire. The same racers also lauded his victory on Saturday.

The Bakersfield disappointment and the others accumulated along the way were all forgotten last Saturday night when Malcolm, who lives in Yucaipa, California, and who was making his 109th USAC/CRA start, began the race on the outside of the front row and led every inch of the way for his first sprint car victory. Appropriately, “Thunder’s“ first sprint car triumph came at the track named the Thunderbowl.

“The track was hard to pass on last night and the advantage I had was being out front,” Malcolm told host Dave Stall on Sunday’s “Racer Radio Show.” “I led all 30-laps. There had to have been six or seven cautions maybe. I was nervous on the restarts because I knew Brody (series point leader Brody Roa) was behind me. So every restart I did something a little bit different. I tried the top, I tried the bottom, I tried everything. We have been really close a bunch of times and finally to get that first win has been pretty nice.”

“The car is ready to go this weekend at Perris Auto Speedway. Believe it or not, we actually last night (Saturday at Tulare) tried a new set up for the first time ever. It worked great. We do a certain set up at every track we go to. It is just the fine changes after that. We are after that certain balance and I think it (the set up they used at Tulare) is going to work well for Perris. So, I am really excited.”

Malcolm’s Win at Tulare makes him one of the favorites for Saturday’s 70th running of the “Salute to Indy.” The race started in 1948 when Dempsey Wilson won the first edition. Since that time some of the greatest drivers in sprint car racing history have won the event. The list includes National Sprint Car Hall of Famers Billy Wilkerson, Bob Hogle, Jimmy, Oskie, Colby Scroggin, Dean Thompson, Hal Minyard, Bubby Jones, Art Bisch, Brad Noffsinger, Rip Williams, Ron Shuman, Cory Kruseman, Richard “The Gasman” Griffin, and Lealand McSpadden.

When Ascot closed at the end of the 1990 season, the “Salute to Indy” went into hibernation until Perris opened in 1996. Since then it has been held every year except for 2008 when it was rained out and 2020 when it was canceled due to Covid.

Last year, Norco’s Cody Williams became the third member of his family to win “The Salute to Indy.” In 1983, his father Rip won his first of over 100 sprint car mains when he topped the “Salute to Indy” at Ascot. Cody’s brother Austin leads the family with two wins in 2016 and 2018. Besides the Williams brothers, other past winners who will be competing on Saturday night are Matt Mitchell (2011 & 2013 winner) of Costa Mesa and Garden Grove’s Brody Roa, who won the race in 2021.

In addition to the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, the POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints, PAS Senior and Young Gun Sprints and the PASSCAR Street Stocks will also be in action. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with racing starting at 7:00.

Adult tickets for Saturday’s race are $30.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $25.00. Kids 6-12 get in for $5.00 and children 5 and under are free. The fairgrounds charge $10.00 for parking. For fans who wish to order advance tickets, they are available 24 hours a day online at the following website https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. For fans who do not wish to buy tickets in advance, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window on Saturday night.

Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of the Southern California Fair), one-hour east of Los Angeles and one-hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway, and go three miles east to the fairgrounds. For directions online, the address to enter is: 18700 Lake Perris Drive and the zip code is 92571.

Fans can stay up to date on track and driver news on The PAS social media efforts at the links below.

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/

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank the following corporate partners. Ahern Equipment Rentals, Anderson Chevrolet, Battery Systems, Bud’s Tire, Tire Choice Auto Service, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Heimark/Anheuser Busch, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Moose Racing, Pepsi-Cola, Performance Online, Pole Position Raceway, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rene’s Bar & Grill, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction and Vista Paint.

DVDs of all the PASSCAR/IMCA racing and Nights of Destruction at The PAS are available from Fourvideos. For more information call (714) 225-9500.

mailto:perrisautospeedway1@gmail.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY 2023 SCHEDULE

May 27th Heimark Distributors/Anheuser Busch Presents the “SALUTE TO INDY" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS,

PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint Cars, Southwest Lightning

Sprints And PASSCAR Street Stocks Plus “Power Of Purple Night”

Benefiting The American Cancer Society Relay For Life Riverside

County East

June 3rd LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IV -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers

June 10th Heimark Distributors/Anheuser Busch Presents the “BUBBY JONES / RAY SHEETZ MEMORIAL” AMSOIL USAC/CRA

SPRINT CARS (40 Lap Main Event) And PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint Cars

Plus “Power Of Purple Night” Benefiting The American Cancer Society Relay

For Life Riverside County East

June 17th PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks

IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

July 1st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers Plus “Power Of Purple Night” Benefiting The

American Cancer Society Relay For Life Riverside County East

July 15th Heimark Distributors/Anheuser Busch Presents the AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR/YOUNG GUNS

Sprint Cars And PASSCAR Factory Stocks Plus “Power Of Purple Night”

Benefiting The American Cancer Society Relay For Life Riverside County East

July 22nd PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks

IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

August 5th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VI -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers

August 12TH PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks

IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

August 19th Heimark Distributors/Anheuser Busch Presents the AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint

Cars, Southwest Lightning Sprints And WRA Vintage Cars On Display

Plus “Power Of Purple Night” Benefiting The American Cancer Society

Relay For Life Riverside County East

September 16TH LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VII -

DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCK FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND

INSANE DOUBLE DECKERS

September 23rd Heimark Distributors/Anheuser Busch Presents the "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint Cars, PASSCAR Super Stocks

September 30th PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks

IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

October 21st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VIII -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers

October 28th PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks

PAS Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

November 11th Heimark Distributors/Anheuser Busch Presents the AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS (40 LAPS), PAS Senior/Young

Guns Sprint Cars And Southwest Lightning Sprint Cars

THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

 

 

Memorial Day Doubleheader Up Next for ESS

By Curtis Berleue (Brewerton, NY) | As the 40th anniversary tour for the Empire Super Sprints marches on, a doubleheader is up next with action this coming Friday and Saturday at the Brewerton and Fulton Speedways, respectively.

The tour’s first visit of the season will come this Friday for the 21st running of the Don Gillette Memorial paying $2,000 to win for the 25-lap main event. The evenings action honors the late Don Gillette, a Brewerton NY native who was climbing the ranks through the United Racing Club and on his way to getting an Indy Car ride. Before he made it to Indy, he tragically lost his life at Trenton Speedway when he was 29 years old.

Thomas Schmeh, former curator of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and passionate supporter of sprint car racing, is coordinating lap sponsorships for Fridays Don Gillette Memorial. Each lap is $20 and 100% of the money goes directly to each lap leader.

Friday evenings Cobra Coaches dash will be presented by Cartier Motorsports and Trailer Sales, a dealer of Sure-Trac, Bilzzard and PJ Trailers located in Mexico, NY.

The tour will then move 25 minutes up the road to the Fulton Speedway for its second visit of 2023. Just a month ago, ‘Racin’ Jason Barney was victorious at the Oswego County oval and will look to repeat this Saturday in the evening’s $2,000 to win event. In 85 ESS sanctioned events at Fulton, there have been 31 different feature winners.

Saturdays Cobra Coaches dash will be run in memory of former Empire Super Sprints competitor George Ely. George scored 3 ESS main event wins with ESS throughout his career.

After three nights of action thus far in 2023, Danny Varin is the current point leader over Shawn Donath, Jordan Poirier, Matt Tanner, and Jason Barney.

More information for this weekend’s events including gate times, order of events and admission prices can be found on both Brewerton and Fulton Speedway’s websites, along with their Facebook pages and the Empire Super Sprints Facebook page.

For the latest news, information, and schedule updates regarding the Empire Super Sprints be sure to check the series website (www.EmpireSuperSprints.com) and follow along on Facebook (Empire Super Sprints), Twitter (@ESSprints) and Instagram (@empiresupersprints).

The Empire Super Sprints would like to thank the following series sponsors for their continued support: Rifenburg Contracting Corp, PJC Spray Foam, Hoosier Racing Tire, Cobra Coaches, E&V Energy, Fondations 4 Saisons, Pinnacle Investments, LLC, Lacaillade Masonry, Inc., FX Caprara, ASI Racewear, Lanes Yamaha, Ashley Lynn Winery, Bicknell Racing Products, DirtTrackDigest.com and LC Design.

The ESS Road Ahead:

Friday, May 26 – Brewerton Speedway - Brewerton, NY ($2,000 to Win Don Gillette Memorial)

Saturday, May 27 – Fulton Speedway – Fulton, NY ($2,000 to Win)

Friday, June 2 – Albany-Saratoga Speedway – Malta, NY ($2,000 to Win)

 

 

Osage Casino & Hotel Tulsa Speedway Set to Host POWRI Outlaw Sprint Series on June 9-10, 2023
Tulsa, OK - Osage Casino & Hotel Tulsa Speedway is proud to announce the upcoming POWRI Outlaw Sprint Series on June 9-10, 2023. Fans of sprint car racing are in for a treat as some of the best drivers from across the country will be competing in this thrilling two-day event.
To show appreciation for their loyal fans, Tulsa Speedway is offering FREE Admission to the event. The only charge is $25 per car for parking, which means fans can bring any vehicle including cars, trucks, vans, RVs, buses, or even choppers, and enjoy the action-packed racing. This is a first of its kind event in dirt racing with the FREE admission model.
According to Tulsa Speedway manager Nathan Hagar, "We are excited to host the POWRI Outlaw Sprint Series and offer fans a unique and affordable way to experience this thrilling sport. With free admission and the ability to bring any vehicle, we hope to see a large turnout of fans and vehicles for this exciting event."
Tulsa Speedway co-owner Keith Haney also expressed his excitement about the event, stating, "We are proud to host the POWRI Outlaw Sprint Series at Tulsa Speedway and showcase some of the most talented sprint car drivers in the country. With free admission and affordable parking, we are confident that fans will enjoy an unforgettable experience every family can affordably enjoy. A race of this caliber would normally cost fans $80 a day."
The event is sponsored by C.Rash Construction and Vetbox Containers, who are committed to supporting the growth of motorsports in the region.
In addition to the POWRI Sprints, Friday’s show will include Factory Stocks and Tuner class. Saturday’s event will showcase Factory Stock, USRA B-Mods, USRA Tuner cars along with the POWRI Sprints. The event will include multiple food vendors and a HUGE TENT to sit and eat out of the sun. We will also have Live Music before the race start and during intermission. We will also have a Kids Play Area so race fans can enjoy the on track action while the kids have the option to play.
Parking passes can be purchased at the gate on the day of the event. Friday night, pit gates open at 5:00 PM with hot laps at 7:30 PM and racing action starting at 8:00 PM. Saturday night, pit gates open at 4:00 PM with hot laps going at 6:30 PM and racing at 7:00 PM.
Don't miss out on this exciting event at Tulsa Speedway, where fans can enjoy high-speed racing and a unique experience.
Osage Casino & Hotel Tulsa Speedway is located adjacent to the famed Tulsa Raceway Park at 3101 N Garnett Road, Tulsa, OK 74116
Visit Tulsa Speedway at www.tulsaspeedway.com or on Facebook

 

AMERICAN SPEED U.S. NATIONALS UP NEXT FOR BLONDE

May 22, 2023 – Holly, Michigan - When Jason Blonde won the Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro season opener at Berlin Raceway Saturday afternoon, it sent his season in a different direction. He hadn’t planned on running the entire MSR schedule. But as the current points leader, it will be very enticing to run the remainder of the events.

The 48-year-old Blonde and car owner Tony Nosal find themselves atop the MSR standings by a mere 3 points ahead of Bobby Santos and just 7 over defending champion Charlie Schultz.

The competition at last Saturday’s MSR opener was stout, very stout. It may have been the strongest field of cars the series has witnessed in nearly a decade. Even Blonde was skeptical of how he would fair leading up to race day.

“I was surprised. Bobby (Santos) is always so good. I was kinda running for second or third. Then you got the #50 car (Mike McVetta) and Ryan Litt. We were lucky to get the win because Santos was knocking on my door pretty hard. To get the win against the caliber of competition we did this weekend shows the type of team we are”.

When asked if his most recent success has tempted him to run the entire schedule, he quickly responded “all that could change for sure. Most all the tracks on the schedule I’ve won at except Rockford. If I’m leading the points at that time, we might have to go there,” laughed Blonde. “Anytime you can win a championship it means a lot. It shows what kind of team we have, and everybody works so hard to get to that point”.

Blonde may be having the best success of his career lately. Despite running the full MSR schedule in recent seasons, Blonde has amassed several big victories the past two seasons including the ‘Bob Frey Classic’ and ‘American Speed U.S. Nationals’. “I guess it’s experience. I’ve been running dirt cars and that helps me not be so loose with the pavement car.”

If Blonde is to protect his current points lead, he will have to do it twice this weekend as the 3rd annual ‘American Speedway U.S. Nationals’ at Birch Run Speedway in Birch Run, Michigan is up next with two complete shows both Friday May 26 and Saturday May 27. Blonde won the inaugural ‘American Speed U.S. Nationals in 2020. Birch Run Speedway is a track he’s all but familiar with, and this could be bad news for the competition, if he continues to stay hot.

For more info on the American Speed U.S. Nationals please visit www.mustseeraacing.com

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Opening Season With Two Shows This Week

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (May 22, 2023) - This week kicks off the racing season at Jackson Motorplex, which showcases a pair of events in a four-day span.

The dirt oval features the $5,000-to-win IMCA Stock Car Challenge on Tuesday during Altenburg Construction Night. A $750-to-win main event for IMCA Hobby Stocks is also on the docket.

The Tweeter Contracting 360 Challenge presented by GRP Motorsports brings a pair of sprint car divisions to the track on Friday. The Gunderson Racing Inc. Midwest Sprint Touring Series and the QualityFreightRate.com Midwest Power Series 360ci winged sprint cars will race for a $3,000 winner's share with the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series also competing.

The times for Tuesday's competition include the pits opening at 4 p.m. and the grandstands at 5 p.m. with hot laps starting at 7:15 p.m.

Grandstand tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students ages 13-years-old to 18-years-old. Children 12-years-old and younger get in free.

For Friday's sprint car show the pits open at 3 p.m. and the grandstands at 5 p.m. Hot laps will start at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students ages 13-years-old to 18-years-old. Children 12-years-old and younger get in free.

UP NEXT -

Tuesday for Altenburg Construction Night featuring IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks; and Friday for the Tweeter Contracting 360 Challenge presented by GRP Motorsports featuring the Gunderson Racing Inc. Midwest Sprint Touring Series/QualityFreightRate.com Midwest Power Series and the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through September, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Midwest Sprint Touring Series and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Starks Sweeps 410 Sprint Car Opener at Skagit Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (May 22, 2023) - Trey Starks scored his first feature triumph of the season in impressive fashion last Saturday at Skagit Speedway, where he swept the 410ci winged sprint car program.

"It was really good, especially being in the 410," he said. "That's our main focus this year. To have a good outing with a brand new car and an engine that had been freshened was great. To have everything go that smooth out of the gate feels pretty good."

Starks, who is the defending track champion in the division, set quick time during qualifying to start the evening.

"We went out toward the end of time trials, but I was able to lay down a good lap," he said. "That set us up for the remainder of the night.

"The heat race was interesting. I think we got into second on the first lap. We had a bid for the lead probably halfway through and got the door shut on us. A hole was developing in turn three. On the last lap the leader got upside down, which let us inherit the lead for a green-white-checkered restart. We held on to win that."

Starks advanced from fourth to win a heat race before he captured both the dash and the 30-lap main event from the pole position.

"We drew the No. 1 and won the dash," he said. "That put us on the pole for the feature. We didn't get the lead right away. I'm not sure if the track had gotten dirty, but I went to enter on the top in turns one and two like I had in the dash and it didn't hold me. We fell to second and I didn't get the lead until around Lap 11. The leader left the bottom open going into turn one and I took advantage to get by him. I think we led the rest of the way. It was pretty smooth with not a ton of traffic to deal with."

Starks plans to race at Skagit Speedway this Saturday during the John Carroll Classic and Sunday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., during the Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 20 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (4); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 4 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the John Carroll Classic and Sunday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., for the Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.StarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

 

 

Mallett Maneuvers to Two Top 10s During ASCS National Tour Weekend at Longdale

Inside Line Promotions - LONGDALE, Okla. (May 22, 2023) - Jordon Mallett earned a pair of top-10 results last weekend during an ASCS National Tour doubleheader at Longdale Speedway.

Mallett finished sixth on Saturday before hustling from 22 nd to 10 th on Sunday, earning the Hard Charger Award to cap his first-ever weekend competing at the dirt oval.

The action began on Saturday with Mallett setting quick time in his group. He then placed fifth in a heat race to garner the eighth starting position in the main event.

"I felt like we were pretty good," he said. "We would have liked to have been better on Saturday. We came on a little too late. We fell back the first half of the race. The car got better as the track progressed. They threw us a curve ball when they tilled and watered the track before the feature. I was a little snug early. As the track got racy again we were a lot better. We just needed more time to keep going forward."

Mallett's sixth-place result marked his best finish of the season with the ASCS National Tour.

The team returned to the track on Sunday. Unfortunately, a mechanical problem derailed Mallett after he timed in fourth quickest in his group to earn the pole position for a heat race.

"We found an oil leak after qualifying and couldn't solve the problem or pinpoint where the oil was coming from," he said. "We changed motors and ran out of time so we didn't get to run our heat race. It was frustrating because it was an out-of-the-ordinary kind of deal, but thankfully that's all it was. The safe bet is to yank one out and slide another one in. That's where preparedness and organization shows up. In this game it's about taking bad nights and turning them into something decent. I think we did that as well as we could."

Mallett's run from the back of the field to a 10th-place result was his third top 10 of the season with the series.

"The car was really good," he said. "I had made it up to eighth and we had a red flag. I didn't really know yet the track was starting to rubber up down the straightaways in a different line than I was running. On the restart I missed the rubber and a couple of cars got by me. I jumped up there and found there was a little bit of rubber. At that point it was a little too late."

This weekend will showcase a tripleheader for Mallett with ASCS National Tour races on Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., and Saturday and Sunday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 20 - Longdale Speedway in Longdale, Okla. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 5 (4); Feature: 6 (8).

May 21 - Longdale Speedway in Longdale, Okla. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: DNS (1); Feature: 10 (22).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 7 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., and Saturday and Sunday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., with the ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Awakening Events

Awakening Events is a nationwide, full service, live event company that is based in Nashville, Tenn., and Conway, Ark. For more information, http://www.AwakeningEvents.com .

"We're excited to represent Awakening Events on the ASCS National Tour again in 2023," Mallett said. "The pandemic hampered all of us so we're thrilled to have Awakening Events back as a major part of our time as we return to the road full time this year. Awakening Events puts on some of the best shows in the entertainment industry so we encourage everyone to check out their website for events in your area."

Mallett would like to thank Awakening Events, Awakening Foundation, Water for Christ, Porter Commercial Refrigeration, Red River Rack Co., D&K Farms, Powers HVAC, DHR Suspension, Racing Optics, Triple X Race Co., KSE Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sinco, Inc., Autometer, Callies Racing Products, DynoTech Race Engines, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Smiley's Racing Products, MetTec Titanium, MotorState Distributing, DMI, Fast 5 Solutions and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Amped for Season Debut in No. 53 Sprint Car Friday With ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (May 22, 2023) - Jack Dover will make his season debut in his No. 53 sprint car this Friday during an ASCS National Tour event.

Dover, whose primary role this year is serving as the crew chief for Tim Estenson, is set to make one of his approximate 18 starts behind the wheel of his race car at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.

"I'm pretty excited," he said. "It'll be good to get back in a car and get the adrenaline going again. We've won there, too, so that's a good feeling. I'm looking forward to being able to take some of the stuff I've learned this year being with Tim and transferring that to my car."

Dover earned an ASCS regional victory at the big track in August 2012 and he placed fourth during an ASCS National Tour show there in May 2018.

"It's like Knoxville where you have to keep it straight and smooth," he said. "It's a big track so try not to twitch the wheel.

"It will be a fun night overall. A realistic goal is a top five. I'd like to compete for a win, but I'd be happy if we could get out of there with a competitive top five."

SEASON STATS -

1 race, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., with the ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Husker Diesel

Husker Diesel, which is based in Gretna, Neb., offers in-house fabrication and specialty TIG welding, general automotive diagnostics and repair, engine and transmission building, pulling and racing truck builds, custom exhaust, alignments for over-sized and custom off-road trucks, wheel and tire packages, suspension work, custom dyno tuning, performance parts and much more all under one roof. For more information, visit http://www.HuskerDiesel.com .

"Husker Diesel has been with our team for the last couple of years," Dover said. "I've known Jake, who is a head guy there for 10 or 15 years. We've become close friends and I'm grateful for the support of everyone at Husker Diesel."

Dover would also like to thank Liquid Trucking, Carpet Land, Certified Transmission, Backlund Plumbing, True Trucking, Thorpe's Body Shop, Husker Diesel, West Omaha Irrigation and Lawns, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, Speedway Graphics, Phil Durst, SSS Motorsports, Speedway Engines, Spike Chassis, Sway Away, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Smith Titanium, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Vortex Wings, Speedway Motors and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Record Top Fives at Attica and Sharon

Inside Line Promotions - HARTFORD, Ohio (May 22, 2023) - David Gravel guided Big Game Motorsports to a pair of top-five performances in Ohio last weekend with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

Gravel has closed within 20 points of the leader in the World of Outlaws championship standings.

"I thought it was a strong weekend," he said. "We drew the last pill at Attica, which is never a good thing. We qualified decent and were able to race our way into the dash."

Gravel timed in fifth quickest in his group before advancing from third to second place in a heat race to make the dash. He placed sixth in the dash to line up on the outside of the third row in the main event.

"The car was okay in the dash and we didn't gain any spots," he said. "We were pretty good early on in the feature, but held on toward the end of the race. We were content with a top-five finish, but we were looking for a little more. Attica is such a tough track to get a hold of, one of the hardest. You just have to have the car nearly perfect to make it happen."

Gravel's fifth-place finish was his 14 th top five of the season with 'The Greatest Show on Dirt.'

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Sharon Speedway, where Gravel set quick time during qualifying. He then won a heat race before pulling the highest number - eight - during the dash draw.

"We qualified awesome for a fairly late pill draw and we heat raced great," he said. "Even though the dash draw sucked we were able to pull out of it and have a good run. You have to be resilient. You can't let a pill draw define your night."

Gravel maneuvered from eighth to fourth in the dash before he spent the entire feature in a great battle inside the top five, ultimately finishing in the runner-up position for his series-best 10 th podium.

"We put ourselves in position," he said. "Having a great race car helps. I was able to battle with Brad (Sweet) and Carson (Macedo). We had a car capable of winning. On the last restart I thought Donny (Schatz) was going to go to the bottom because he saw me down there just before the caution. It surprised me that he didn't and I turned my car in the slickest part of the track and lost my momentum. I lost two spots in the blink of an eye. Luckily we had a good enough car to get those back to finish second."

Up next for the team is a two-day event at Atomic Speedway in Waverly, Ohio, this Friday and Saturday.

"Atomic is an interesting track," Gravel said. "It's a track I've had success at in the past so I'm looking forward to going there two times this weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 19 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: 6 (6); Feature: 5 (6).

May 20 - Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 4 (8); Feature: 2 (4).

SEASON STATS -

24 races, 4 wins, 17 top fives, 21 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 22 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Atomic Speedway in Waverly, Ohio, with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a 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. For more information, visit http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com .

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through August, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Midwest Sprint Touring Series and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

TICKET LINK -

To purchase online tickets for events at either Huset's Speedway or at Jackson Motorplex, visit http://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

 

 

Huset's Speedway Doubleheader Welcomes NOSA Series and Tri-State Late Models During Action-Packed Memorial Day Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (May 22, 2023) - Huset's Speedway will be a hub for racing this weekend with back-to-back marquee programs on tap.

It starts on Sunday with Ace Ready Mix Night featuring the Buffalo Wild Wings Northern Outlaw Sprint Association and the Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars as well as the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series and the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks.

The ensuing evening is Myrl & Roy's Paving Night with the $5,000-to-win Ben Nothdurft Memorial presented by Bargain Barn Tire Center. The Buffalo Wild Wings Northern Outlaw Sprint Association and Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars and the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series will be back in action along with the Tri-State Late Models during the special memorial race.

The Huset's Speedway season got off to a rousing success last Sunday when Chase Randall (Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars), Zach Olivier (Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks) and Brandon Bosma (Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series) each captured a feature victory during the season opener.

The action is expected to be fierce once again this weekend as the NOSA Series makes its only two visits of the year to Huset's Speedway and the Tri-State Late Models invades the high-banked oval for the first of two times this season.

The gates open at 4:30 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m. each night.

Adult tickets are $20 at the gate or $17 if purchased in advance each night. Tickets for students 13-years-old to 18-years-old are $10 at the gate or $8 in advance. Children 12-years-old and younger get in free.

Event tickets can be purchased online at https://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

2023 HUSET'S SPEEDWAY WEEKLY DIVISION FEATURE WINNERS -

Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars :

Chase Randall - 1(May 21)

Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks:

Zach Olivier - 1(May 21)

Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series:

Brandon Bosma - 1(May 21)

UP NEXT -

Sunday for Ace Ready Mix Night featuring the Buffalo Wild Wings Northern Outlaw Sprint Association and Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars, the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series and the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks; and Monday for Myrl & Roy's Paving Night with the Ben Nothdurft Memorial presented by Bargain Barn Tire Center featuring the Buffalo Wild Wings Northern Outlaw Sprint Association and Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars, the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series and the Tri-State Late Models

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HusetsSpeedwaySD

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

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/HusetsSpeedwaySD

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a 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.

 

 

Ashton Torgerson Tops Field at Placerville Speedway for First Career Sprint Car Win

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night in Placerville, CA will forever be a night to remember for Ashton Torgerson. In just his 10th winged 360ci sprint car start, Torgerson was able to put his Rowdy Energy Drink backed car in victory lane and score his first ever win.

“We have had a ton of success in the micro ranks, so to come out get a sprint car win in limited starts is really special,” Ashton Torgerson said in victory lane. “My parents have supported all of our race car efforts, and we have some great people in the pits helping us out like Brandon and Lee. It was really a team effort, and I am very thankful.”

Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, Torgerson got his night off to a great start as he timed the Rowdy Energy Drink backed No. 02 in third fastest overall in time trials against the 20 other cars checked into the pit area.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Glendale, AZ driver simply needed to finish inside of the Top-Five to garner a spot in the redraw and he did just that as he finished fourth.

Pulling the two in the redraw, Torgerson was called for a jump on the race’s second attempted start and was penalized a row and took the green flag from fourth.

When the race came to fruition, Torgerson settled into fourth for the first two laps before he moved into second as the leaders had issues and brought out the caution flag. Restarting alongside Tanner Carrick, Torgerson settled into second as they worked two separate lines on the extremely slick Placerville Speedway surface.

As they got into traffic, Torgerson closed in on the leader and pulled alongside him on a couple of occasions but was unable to get past him, until the 18th lap. Running the high side, Torgerson built his momentum up and powered his way into lead as they raced through traffic down the back stretch.

Clearing Carrick for good, Torgerson was extremely smooth on the cushion and went on to score his first ever win aboard a winged 360ci sprint car.

Friday night the team was also in action as they made the trip to Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA.

Timing in eighth quickest in time trials, Torgerson finished third in his heat race and moved into the 30-lap feature event.

Lining up in the Top-10, Torgerson would do a great job all night long as he maintained his track position and picked up a Top-10 finish as he ended up 10th.

ON TAP: Ashton Torgerson will be back in action this weekend at Dixson Speedway on Saturday and Sunday for the Grandma Pam Non Wing Nationals.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-18, Wins-3, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-14

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Ashton Torgerson by following Torgerson Racing on Facebook, and @TorgersonRacing on Twitter.

 

 

Michael Faccinto Charges to 5th at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Michael Faccinto overcame a tough qualifying effort and charged from 13th to finish fifth in the feature event.

“We had an issue in qualifying and it set us back early, but the F&F Racing guys went to work and we had a fast car in our heat and in the feature,” Faccinto said. “It ended up being a good night for us, and we are all looking forward to the Sprint Car Challenge Tour race this week.”

Timing in 17th out of 21 on Saturday night, Faccinto found himself in an early hole aboard the Bushey Financial Services/C&H Motor Parts/RPI backed No. x1.

Lining up sixth on the grid in his heat race, Faccinto came to life when the green lights flashed on. On a slick surface, the Hanford, CA driver made quick work of the field as he fought his way forward and into second. With the heat race win a reality, Faccinto chased after Jake Morgan.

Getting close to Morgan, Faccinto didn’t quite have enough to put up a challenge for the win and finished second.

Needing to pocket the win to improve his feature event starting position, Faccinto rolled off the starting grid from the 13th starting position on a very slick Placerville Speedway racing surface.

With the first two stars being waived off, the third attempt stuck and Faccinto’s charge from the back was on. An early tangle between the lead duo gave Faccinto a couple of early positions, but the next restart saw him move into fifth on just the fourth lap.

Taking over fourth a lap later, Faccinto continued to work the slick surface as he battled the likes of Bubba DeCaires and Shane Hopkins.

Slipping back to sixth at the race’s halfway point, Faccinto didn’t flinch as he moved back into fifth on the 17th marker.

Continuing to battle hard with Hopkins and DeCaires, Faccinto took a couple shots at fourth, but ultimately settled for a fifth place finish.

“It was great to bounce back like we did, and have that much speed on the slick,’ Faccinto added. “Hoping we can continue to have this same speed as we travel to Marysville Raceway this weekend.”

F&F Racing would like to thank Bushey Financial Services, C&H Motor Parts, Roseville Precision, Lucas Oil, Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes, Sacramento Battery Company, PitStopUSA, FVP, CRV Carbon Solutions, American River Overhead Door, All Pro Heads, Engler, and Don Ott Racing Engines for their support.

ON TAP: F&F Racing and Michael Faccinto will follow the Sprint Car Challenge Tour to Marysville Raceway on Saturday night.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-9, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-4

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Picks Up Pair of Runner Up Finishes

PETERSEN MEDIA: Another Watsonville, CA and Placerville, CA doubleheader weekend led to a busy, but successful, weekend for Tanner Carrick. Having two very good runs, Carrick picked up a pair of second place finishes after being away from the track for a couple of weeks.

“We were good both nights, but Friday night it was really hard to pass, and on Saturday night I just made the wrong decision in traffic while leading,” Tanner Carrick said.

Making the trip to Watsonville, CA on Friday night to take part in weekly action at Ocean Speedway, Carrick got the nigh underway by timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed no. 83T in fifth quickest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Lincoln, CA product settled into fourth as the field filtered out around the ¼ mile bullring.

Finishing fourth, Carrick missed out on the Dash and rolled off of the starting grid from the eighth starting position.

Though the track was in good shape all night long, passing proved to be tricky in the 30-lapper as Carrick ran in sixth during the opening stages of the feature. Briefly slipping back to seventh, Carrick moved into fifth at the halfway point when he began to make his way forward.

Patiently working his way forward, Carrick moved into second with just seven laps to go in the race as he chased after race leader, Justin Sanders.

Making a slight dent in Sanders’ advantage, Carrick just could not overcome the sizeable lead in limited laps as he closed the night out with a second place finish.

Travelling to Placerville Speedway on Saturday, Carrick hit the track for qualifying as the final car to take a time of the 21 entries. Laying down two great laps, Carrick earned quick time honors which put him in the second row of his heat race.

Going from fourth to second in his heat, the Lincoln, CA pilot was securely in the redraw where the three pill put him in the second row of the 25-lap feature.

After two failed attempts at a start, the third start stuck as Carrick jumped into third and chased after Stephen Ingraham and Luke Hayes.

With Hayes and Ingraham having early issues, Carrick assumed the race lead on the third circuit and looked very stout out front on the slick Placerville Speedway surface.

Racing to a comfortable advantage, Carrick soon felt pressure from Ashton Torgerson as they began to race through traffic.

Able to keep Torgerson at bay, lap 18 saw Carrick dip low in traffic, but Torgerson kept his momentum around the top of the track and got by Carrick and dropped him back to second.

Chasing after Torgerson over the finale laps, Carrick was unable to get back by and capped his weekend off with a second-place finish.

“I made a mistake and got off the top in traffic and it let him by,” Carrick said. “That was on me. My guys gave me a great car, and we came up one spot short.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Hanson Truss, Eddie’s Lincoln Auto Body, Simpson Strong-Tie, A&A Concrete Supply, Kaeding Performance, and Arai for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts:15, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 8, Top 10’s: 10

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick will be in action on Saturday night at Marysville Raceway and on Sunday night at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, 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.

 

 

Bubba DeCaires Bags First Top-Five Of Season at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Bubba DeCaires had his best night of the 2023 season to date as the Elk Grove, CA driver picked up a fourth-place finish.

“Saturday night was a really good night for our team,” Bubba DeCaires said. “We were really good from start to finish, and I am hoping we can build from this as we get ready for the “Bradway” in two weeks.”

With 21 cars checked in at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Bubba DeCaires timed the Thompson’s Toyota/Morrison Concrete/MaxSells.Net backed No. 94 in ninth quickest in qualifying time trials.

Based on his qualifying efforts, DeCaires lined up on the front row of heat race where he needed a win to make himself eligible for the redraw.

Jumping on the loud pedal when the race came to life, DeCaires led from flag to flag to garner a spot in the redraw where the six pill put him in the third row for the 25-lap ‘A’ Main.

After the leaders tangled early in the race, DeCaires found himself in third as he chased after the new lead duo of Tanner Carrick and Ashton Torgerson. A mid-race restart saw DeCaires move into second, but his efforts were negated by another caution as he remained in third.

Continuing to hold on to the final position on the podium, DeCaires found himself in a couple of tight battles as he raced with Shane Hopkins and Michael Faccinto.

A late restart put the leaders single file, and DeCaires felt immense pressure from Hopkins as they battled for third on the very slick surface. Hopkins ultimately cleared the DeCaires to take third, and DeCaires fell to fourth where he went on to finish.

“We had the car good all night, I just needed to be more aggressive in the feature,” DeCaires said. “It’s something I will be sure to work on moving forward.”

DeCaires would like to thank Thompson’s Toyota, Morrison Concrete, MaxSells.Net, Wion’s Body Shop, and El Dorado Hills Landscaping for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-6, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-3

ON TAP: DeCaires will be idle this weekend but will return to Placerville Speedway on Friday, June 2nd.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Bubba DeCaires by following him on Twitter @G5DeCaires or on Instagram @gregdecaires94.

 

 

Joel Myers Jr Secures Sixth at Petaluma Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Putting a tough start to his 2023 season at home behind him, Joel Myers Jr had a strong showing at Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night as he picked up a sixth place finish with the NARC/KWS series.

“Our first couple of weekends out have been rough, and we spent last week making a lot of changes,” Joel Myers Jr said. “The track was really hooked up and fast and I felt pretty good, but we have really been struggling on the slick so hopefully this week we can get a get test to see if we are heading in the right direction.”

Making his first appearance at Petaluma Speedway since winning last Fall’s Adobe Cup, Joel Myers Jr opened the night up by timing the All About Fire Protection/Hi-Plains Building Division/Dirt Dudes Excavating backed No. 46jr in fifth fastest in time trials.

Finishing third in his heat race, the Sebastopol, CA driver moved into the Sunnyvalley Bacon Dash where his fourth-place finish lined him up in the second row of the 30-lap feature event.

On an overcast night in the North Bay, the track would hold moisture all night long and stay extremely fast and make passing tough.

When the feature came to life, Myers Jr held down the fourth position as he worked around the wicked fast gumbo surface that Petaluma Speedway is known for. Amid a fast paced feature event, a mid-race restart saw Myers Jr get tight and push up the track which led to him losing a couple of positions on the track.

Slipping back to sixth, Myers Jr was unable to race back into the Top-Five as he closed the night out with a sixth-place finish.

“I got tight on a late restart, and it cost us a potential top-five,” Joel Myers Jr said. “Thanks to my guys for the help at the track, as well as at the shop all week. We will keep at it, and hopefully be even a little better this weekend.”

Joel Myers Jr Racing would like to thank All About Fire Protection, Hi-Plains Building Division, DirtDudes Excavating, PitStopUSA, System 1 Ignition, Weld, Smith Ti, Culvert Ops, Economy Plumbing, Cartronics, NorCal Powersports, Y2K Gaming, Shark Racing Engines, Lucas Oil, Vaider, L Delo Designs, Walker Performance Filtration, ShopRico.Com, Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Kaeding Performance, Triple X Race Co., and Ogio, for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 16, Wins-7, Top-5’s- 9, Top-10’s-11

ON TAP: Myers Jr will travel to Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA this Sunday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with ‘Jr’ by following him on Twitter @Racing46Jr, Instagram @Racing46jr, or by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/JoelMyersJr.

To grab your Joel Myers Jr Merchandise, click over to www.shopjoelmyersjr.com

 

 

Landon Brooks Scores First Career Sprint Car Win During First Start with Weiher Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA: Landon Brooks has been flirting with his first career winged sprint car victory. The Rio Oso, CA driver was finally able to get the proverbial monkey off his back on Saturday night in Marysville, CA has he picked up the win during his first night driving for Todd Weiher and his Weiher Racing team.

“I really have to thank Todd and his crew for a great opportunity and helping me get my first sprint car win,” Landon Brooks said. “It was a great first night together, and I think we communicated really well.”

Going out 20th for qualifying, Brooks held the hammer down as he earned quick time honors aboard the Mako Farms Inc./LP Holdings/Roseville Precision Inc. backed No. 14w.

Taking the green flag from the second row of his heat race, Brooks jumped into third when the action came to life. Looking for more, Brooks got into turns one and two too hot and caused his car to half spin. Able to keep it under power, Brooks raced out of the trouble, but had fallen back to fifth.

Finishing fifth, Brooks was still eligible for the redraw based on his qualifying efforts, and the eighth pill put him in the fourth row for the 25-lap feature.

When the green flag dropped, Brooks quickly began working his way forward as it was apparent he had a very strong car under him. With early yellows hindering the flow of the feature, Brooks was patient and used an extended green flag run to work his way into second.

Just past the halfway point of the 25-lapper, Brooks made his move on the 13th lap and powered past Brian McGahan to take over the top spot. Out in front, Brooks never looked back.

Leading the final 12 circuits, he went on to score his first career winged 360 sprint car.

“We were really good all night long,’ Brooks added. “I was a little tight in our hot lap session, but Todd (Weiher) and his guys did a great job of getting me comfortable and we had a ton of speed the rest of the night. I am really looking forward to getting back in this car on June 10th.”

Weiher Racing would like to thank Mako Farms Inc., LP Holdings, Roseville Precision Inc., Escalon Body and Frame, Seth’s Racing Engines, Pettibone Builders, Sipes CC, The Holman Family, Square Tires, Papa Chuck, Dave Harvey Trucking, and Morrison Concrete for their continued support.

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

ON TAP: Landon Brooks and Weiher Racing return to action together on June 10th in Petaluma, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Ryan Robinson by following him on Twitter @RyanRobinsonRcn

 

 

Newlin Delivers Podium Finish at Williams Grove
Lucrative Summer Series ‘Dirty 30’ Up Next at BAPS Motor Speedway

Mechanicsburg, PA – May 22, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Zach Newlin may have finally ditched the monkey that had been on his back for the past year.

Friday night, Newlin established some momentum in the Mansberger Motorsports 358 sprint car by backing up a hard charger award with a podium finish in consecutive starts at Williams Grove Speedway.

Date: 5/18/23
Track: Williams Grove Speedway
City, State: Mechanicsburg, PA
Quick Stats: 27 cars, Heat 1st (2), A-main 3rd (1)

Saving the Best for Last

Heat race lineups for the 27 cars signed in at Williams Grove Speedway were set using the track’s handicapping system. Given his tough start to the season, Newlin benefitted by getting a front row starting spot for the first heat race of the night. The top six cars would transfer to the main event.

Although he slipped to 2nd on the opening lap, Newlin was persistent and eventually chased down leader Brady Dillon.

Newlin executed a last lap pass in the Manchester Hydraulics, Marlow’s Metal Fabrication, Safety Kleen, Lee Chassis Repair & Components, Will’s Lawncare, Mansberger Motorsports No.21m, taking the heat race win and the pole for the feature in one swift move.

One Step Closer

Doug Hammaker shared the front row of the 20-lap A-main starting lineup with Newlin. Hammaker beat the Millerstown, PA native to turn one on the opening lap and claimed the top spot.

Newlin settled into 2nd and kept the leader in his sights past the halfway point of the race. As they reached lapped traffic, he watched for an opportunity to challenge for the lead but it never materialized. Instead, Chris Frank capitalized and slipped past Newlin into the runner-up spot on lap fourteen.

Zach Daddy kept a firm grasp on 3rd through the checkered flag, holding off Derek Locke and Tim Glatfelter, who rounded out the top five.

“Well, we still have a lot of work to do but that was a good run for us. I should’ve run second there but I hesitated in traffic.“, Newlin said. “I’m glad it didn’t go any longer because we were about out of fuel.”

“We’re still figuring some things out with this car and I’m trying to make better decisions behind the wheel. Those things are just a product of not racing enough and not having enough laps this year.”

Newlin has won at Williams Grove Speedway before in 358 sprint car competition. That was in his own car in his first season in the division. If he and the Mansberger team can keep this trend going, he may get back to victory lane before too long.

Up Next

Zach Daddy and the Mansberger Motorsports team will head to BAPS Motor Speedway Saturday night, May 27th to compete in the ‘Dirty 30’ 358 sprint car special event, which boasts a healthy payout for the division.

Season Stats

4 races, 0 wins, 1 top 5’s, 1 top 10’s, 2 top 15’s

Trivia Question

The answer to our last trivia question is during his 305 sprint car years, Zach Newlin won the BAPS Motor Speedway track championship four times! Those championships were also won in consecutive seasons, from 2016-2019!

Now, on to this week’s question! Who gave Zach his nickname of ‘Zach Daddy’? Here’s a hint: He is currently the announcer at a central Pennsylvania dirt track!

The answer in the next press release!

Learn more about Zach Newlin at: A2DPR.com/ZachNewlin

Follow Zach Newlin’s season at: A2DPR.com/latest-news

Zach Newlin Racing on Facebook: Facebook.com/ZachNewlinRacing

Zach Newlin Racing on Twitter: Twitter.com/ZachDaddyRacing
Zach Newlin (21m) leads Doug Hammaker (66h) through turn three at Williams Grove Speedway during 5/19/23 action (photo credit: Derick Kriner Photography)
Newlin powers through turn three at Williams Grove Speedway during heat race action on 5/19/23 (photo credit: Derick Kriner Photography)

Broadcast coverage of Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com

Broadcast coverage of Port Royal Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com
THANKS TO ZACH’S PARTNERS!
Ron’s RV Sales
Butler Hill Maple Farm
Tuscarora Roofing Co.
Dillman Hauling
FIT Transportation

Grove Financial & Associates

Precision Auto Repair Services & Detailing

Christine Booher, Realtor

Safety-Kleen

Strange Oval

Walker Performance Filtration

Newlin Bar Service

SPECIAL THANKS

As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return! Below are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these teams do possible.

PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help the teams by giving your business to these partners.

Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing!


 

 

Dietrich impressive in Ohio/Pennsylvania crisscross; All Star sweep starts at Bridgeport
ByTyler Altmeyer
May 22, 2023

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (May 22, 2023) – It was a busy stretch for Gettysburg, Pennsylvania’s Danny Dietrich, not only joining car owner Randy Gass in a High Limit Sprint Car Series start at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Tuesday, May 16, but continuing on with Gary Kauffman Racing starts at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 19, Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Saturday, May 20, and BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, May 21.

When the dust settled, “Double-D” found himself with three top-tens in four starts, just missing the top-ten during High Limit competition with an 11th-place score. The finish could have been much more, but Dietrich was penalized at the start for being tardy to the A-Main; he would start 22nd.

Rebounding for three straight top-ten scores, Dietrich would race on to finish sixth at the famed Williams Grove Speedway, ninth during World of Outlaws competition at Sharon, and third during Sunday’s invasion of BAPS Motor Speedway. Dietrich started eighth on the Outlaw grid at Sharon, utilizing a runner-up performance during his respective heat race to qualify for the evening’s dash.

“We wanted a little bit more out of this weekend, but overall, it’s hard to be disappointed with solid finishes, especially at Sharon against the Outlaws. Our last minute decision to head west worked out pretty well,” Danny Dietrich, ace of Gary Kauffman’s Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, #1 Cochran Expressway, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Self Made Racing, No. 48 sprint car, said. “Hats off to my guys for their hard work this weekend. There are a lot of long weeks and weekends in the near future, but I have a great group who will make it possible.”

ON DECK:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2023 campaign with a four-race All Star slate through New Jersey and Pennsylvania, all of which kicking-off with a stop at Bridgeport Motorsports Park in Swedesboro, New Jersey, on Thursday evening, May 25. Action will then continue with a visit to the famed Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, on Friday, May 26, followed by the Bob Weikert Memorial doubleheader at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania, on Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28. The first three events will award $10,000-to-win capped with the $29,000-to-win Bob Weikert Memorial finale.

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, #1 Cochran Expressway, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Self Made Racing, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, East Park Automotive Inc., RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc, Bollinger Construction, Blud Lubricants.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gkrracing
Twitter: www.twitter.com/dannydietrich
Merchandise: www.dannydietrich.com/merch
News: www.dannydietrich.com
News: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com.

STATS:
2023 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 16
Top-10s: 19
Wins: 1

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Finished third during the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season opener contested Friday evening, February 10 (Volusia Speedway Park). Finished third and fourth, respectively, in Lincoln Speedway’s opening pair contested Thursday and Sunday, February 23 and 26. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 4. Finished fourth in Port Royal Speedway’s season opener on Sunday, March 5. Finished sixth during World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series action at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 18. Finished second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 1. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 8. Finished second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 14. Finished fourth at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 16. Finished second in Williams Grove Speedway’s Tommy Hinnershitz Classic on Friday, April 21. Won first race of the season at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, April 23. Finished third on back-to-back occasions; Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 5, and Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, May 6. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash (WoO) on Wednesday, May 10. Finished second at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, May 14. Rallied from 20th to 11th in Wayne County Speedway’s High Limit Sprint Car Series event on May 16. Finished sixth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 19. Finished ninth with World of Outlaws at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, May 20. Finished third at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 21.

2023 Wins: Selinsgrove Speedway (April 23)

2022 Wins: 14 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/26), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/2), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/16), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/30), (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/3), (Lincoln Speedway – Steve Smith Tribute [$19,000]: 6/4) (Attica Raceway Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/10) (Limaland Motorsports Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/17) (Selinsgrove Speedway – PA Sprint Speedweek Finale | Opperman-Bogar-Heintzelman Memorial [$10,099]: 7/3) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 7/24) (Port Royal Speedway | Living Legends Dream Race: 7/30) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Lincoln Speedway | Night of Champions: 10/15)


 

 

Thiel on the move at Weedsport; New Jersey/Pennsylvania All Star swing starts Thursday
ByTyler Altmeyer
May 22, 2023

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (May 22, 2023) – “Big Wheel” Scotty Thiel and Pete Grove’s Premier Motorsports were men on a move Sunday night at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, New York, utilizing the facility’s narrow and tricky edge to not only catapult forward five positions during heat race competition, but another six during the evening’s 30-lap, $8,000-to-win A-Main. The tail end of an All Star Circuit of Champions swing through the Empire State, Thiel’s official finish on Sunday night was fourth; his second top-five score of the 2023 All Star season.

As noted, Thiel advanced five positions during his respective heat race to finish third, forced to start deep after a not-so stellar qualifying effort.

Thiel, ace of Pete Grove’s Walker’s Game Ear, Lumber & Things, Professional Plating, Scott Thiel Builders, Stealth Cam, Muddy Outdoors, Lutes Custom Cabinetry, Linc Systems, No. 70 sprint car, kicked-off of the New York All Star swing with a stop at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee on Friday, May 19. The Sheboygan, Wisconsin, native finished 12th, just one spot shy of where he started the 35-lap program.

“It was a great rebound for our team. We made some big changes and got the car where it needed to be at Weedsport. I felt like we definitely learned some things this past weekend in the slick,” Thiel expressed. “We were so-so at Outlaw and rebounded well at Weedsport. My guys never gave up nor got down after that qualifying run…we just put our heads down to kept on digging.”

ON DECK:
“Big Wheel” Scotty Thiel and Premier Motorsports will continue their 2023 All Star Circuit of Champions campaign with a four-race slate through New Jersey and Pennsylvania, all of which kicking-off with a stop at Bridgeport Motorsports Park in Swedesboro, New Jersey, on Thursday evening, May 25. Action will then continue with a visit to the famed Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, on Friday, May 26, followed by the Bob Weikert Memorial doubleheader at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania, on Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28. The first three events will award $10,000-to-win capped with the $29,000-to-win Bob Weikert Memorial finale.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Scotty Thiel and Premier Motorsports would like to thank all of their partners: Walker’s Game Ear, Lumber & Things, Professional Plating, Scott Thiel Builders, Stealth Cam, Muddy Outdoors, Lutes Custom Cabinetry, Linc Systems, Complete Water Inc, GRP Motorsports, Hepfner Racing Products, Winters Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Saldana Racing Products, Sanders Engineering, Penske Racing Shocks

LIVE BROADCAST COVERAGE:
All Star Circuit of Champions: www.floracing.com.
IRA Outlaw Sprint Series: www.floracing.com.
World of Outlaws: www.dirtvisions.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Twitter: www.twitter.com/scottythiel64
Instagram: www.instagram.com/scottythiel64
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ScottThielMotorsports

2023 STATS:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 2
Top-Tens: 3

2023 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS:
Opened the new year with All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Volusia Speedway Park and East Bay Raceway Park – highlighted trip with 12th-place score at East Bay on Monday, February 13. Finished ninth and fourth in All Star doubleheader through Illinois and Wisconsin; ninth at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois, on Friday, May 12, and fourth at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, May 13. Charged from tenth to fourth during All Star action at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, New York, on Sunday, May 21.


 


Greg Wilson pushes forward in Sharon WoO visit; Atomic double around corner
ByTyler Altmeyer
May 22, 2023

BENTON RIDGE, Ohio (May 22, 2023) – Greg Wilson’s ability to persevere has always been apparent, and the Benton Ridge, Ohio, native certainly proved that thought valid on Saturday night during the World of Outlaws invasion of Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, ultimately battling his way through the evening’s Last Chance Showdown before climbing to 16th in the final A-Main rundown.

Wilson, who missed World of Outlaws A-Main competition at Attica Raceway Park one night prior due to self-inflicted motor issues, moved ahead eight spots in his Sharon feature rally, already setting aim on a Series rematch this Friday and Saturday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio.

“I want to thank Paul and Mike for helping me get my motor situation figured out after Attica. We made the right decision to head home early and resolve the issue,” Greg Wilson stated. “Sharon resulted in a better night for our team. Track conditions were a lot different than what the previous week had given us, but we did what we could to adapt quickly. In all, a really respectable night against that level of competition.”

ON DECK:
Greg Wilson and Greg Wilson Racing will continue their 2023 campaign with a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series doubleheader at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday, May 26-27.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Greg Wilson and Greg Wilson Racing would like to thank all of their primary and secondary marketing partners including: Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics Warehousing and Transportation, SandRidge Customs, Banshee Graphics, and CJMM.

Greg Wilson Racing product partners include: Kistler Racing Engines, Rider Racing Engines, Winters Performance, All-Pro Cylinder Heads, Simpson Racing Products, BRS Berryman Racing Shocks, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Smith Titanium, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Nagy Equipment Sales, Inter-state Truck Repair, Ultra-Shield Race Products, Triple XXX Race Cars, Real-Capz, KSE Race Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, TI22, King Racing Products, Sharp Advantage, Saldana Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, HRP Hepfner Racing Products, Burns Petroleum, GRC Greber Racing Components, FK Shocks, Fully Injected Motorsports

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gregwilsonracing/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gregwilsonw20
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com

2023 STATISTICS:
Top-fives: 1
Top-tens: 3
Wins: 0

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Kicked-off 2023 campaign with All Star Circuit of Champions action at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida, on Monday and Tuesday, February 13-14. Finished 16th in Attica Raceway Park’s Core & Main Spring Nationals finale on Saturday, April 15. Finished tenth at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, May 12. Rallied from 14th to finish sixth in Sharon Speedway visit on Saturday, May 13. Finished second in FAST Series program at Knox Raceway in Knox, PA, on Sunday, May 14.

 

Chris Andrews looks forward to a fresh start in upcoming Attica/Fremont double
ByTyler Altmeyer
May 22, 2023

SANDUSKY, Ohio (May 22, 2023) – It was a competitive weekend in northwest Ohio for Chris Andrews and Chris Andrews Racing, joining the Greatest Show On Dirt in an early season stop at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, May 19, followed by an Attica/Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) outing at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 20. Two events translated into two A-Main starts for the Sandusky native, but despite succeeding in sound preliminary efforts, earning a row six starting position with the World of Outlaws, something was still amiss, settling with a 21st-place score in Attica’s program, followed by a 22nd-place outcome at Fremont.

Despite the pair of frustrating endings, Andrews’ weekend stat card had plenty of highlights, one being the fourth-fastest time in his respective group of World of Outlaws qualifying, followed by a third-place run during his respective heat race. At Fremont, Andrews was eighth-quick overall of 30 cars and raced on to finish fifth during heat race competition.

“We’re heading back to the drawing board this week. We have a gameplan in mind and we’re going to get to work right away,” Chris Andrews stated. “We had some speed in different places, but we needed to be stronger at the end of the night. We’ll get things turned around and test our plan this Friday when we head back to Attica.”

ON DECK:
Chris Andrews and Chris Andrews Racing will continue their 2023 campaign with another routine weekend in the Buckeye State, set to visit Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway in consecutive fashion on Friday and Saturday, May 26-27.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Chris Andrews and Chris Andrews Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including Ohio Truck Sales and Fleet Capital.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisAndrews15C
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News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.chrisandrewsracing.com.

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Attica Raceway Park online at www.dirtvision.com.

2023 STATISTICS:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 2
Top-Tens: 2

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Opened 2023 season with an All Star Circuit of Champions doubleheader at Attica Raceway Park; qualified for each of the Core & Main Spring Nationals main events. Finished fourth in Fremont Speedway’s season opener on Saturday, May 6. Climbed from tenth to fifth in AFCS program at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 13.

 

 

Ian Madsen and TKS Motorsports power to a top-five at Lee County; Knoxville visit ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MITCHELLVILLE, Iowa (May 22, 2023) - Ian Madsen and Mitchellville, Iowa’s TKS Motorsports were strong from start to finish on Friday night at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, capping the POWRi 410 program with not only a top-five outcome, but an impressive preliminary effort to boot. Madsen, who finished fourth on Friday night to secure his first top-five score of the year for TKS Motorsports, started seventh in his A-Main efforts, activating the evening program with the sixth-fastest time in qualifying, followed by a third-place effort during his respective heat race.

Despite all-out success on Friday night, Madsen and TKS Motorsports were unable to harness that momentum into Saturday, forced to settle with a 19th-place outcome at the Sprint Car Capital of the World, Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. A flat tire during A-Main action was the final culprit, negating any and all potential the team may have gathered.

“Not the Knoxville ending we wanted, but it’s certainly not from a lack of trying,” Troy Renfro, owner of the TKS Motorsports, Albaugh - Your Alternative, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Industrial Products, deWit Construction, Jersey Freeze Ice Cream, Freedom Concrete Pumping, No. 2KS sprint car, said. “Overall, pleased with how our evening went at Lee County. We want to build on this and create similar success at Knoxville. That’s always been the goal.”

ON DECK:
TKS Motorsports and Ian Madsen will continue their 2023 campaign with another visit to the “Sprint Car Capital of the World,” Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, May 27.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Albaugh - Your Alternative, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Industrial Products, deWit Construction, Jersey Freeze Ice Cream, Freedom Concrete Pumping, Finer Cuts Lawn Care, AL Driveline, TJ Forged, Justice Brothers, Custom Plumbing Inc, Serenity Custom Woodworking, XYZ Machining, Rod End Supply, KH Suspension, Schoenfeld Headers, Allstar Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Central Iowa Sheds, Mobile Dent Service, BK TI Components, Webb Family Farms, Mag-Tech Ignition, ATL – Aero Tech Laboratories, Bill Bell House Moving, Precision Carpentry Services, Quick Car, JR-1, Hoosier Tires, Winters Performance Products, KSE Racing Products

2023 STATS:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 2
Top-Tens: 2

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Filling in for Ian Madsen, Chase Randall finished fourth in Knoxville Raceway’s season opener on Saturday, May 6. Ian Madsen finished fourth during POWRi 410 start at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, on Friday, May 19.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
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News coverage: https://www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: https://www.tksmotorsports2ks.com

 

 

Brian Brown hard charges at Wayne County, wins at Knoxville; Big holiday weekend ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (May 22, 2023) - It was a week to remember for Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing, not only hard charging their way through a stout High Limit Sprint Car Series field during action at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Tuesday, May 16, but eventually capping the stretch with a victory at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, May 20. A milestone triumph, Brown’s win total at the Sprint Car Capital of the World now stands at 61, officially surpassing all-time great Doug Wolfgang on the win chart.

Brown’s Knoxville victory, accomplished from the inside of row four, was just as impressive as it was lucrative, utilizing an early race restart to blast around Austin McCarl in turns one and two, then taking command from Kerry Madsen in the very next set of corners. The win secured Brown a $5,000 share; his first victory of 2023.

As noted, Brown, ace of the Casey’s, FVP, Andy's Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Mt. Dew Overdrive, HAWK Hunting, Ditzfeld Transfer, No. 21 sprint car, opened his recent week with a Tuesday night High Limit Sprint Car Series stop at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. Although forced to take a Series provisional, Brown was not deterred, eventually charging his way to fourth after starting 25th on the $32,023-to-win grid.

Other recent highlights include finishing seventh with the POWRi 410 sprint cars during a Friday night visit to Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa; Brown started tenth.

“In all, a great night at Knoxville and a great week for our Casey’s/FVP No. 21 team,” Brown stated. “Our efforts at Knoxville were strong all night. I was a little nervous about starting seventh, especially with so many great guys in front of me, but Chad, my Dad, JB, and Lath gave me a great car. The confidence took care of itself and I was able to put my car wherever I wanted.

“I’m very excited about where we are as a team right now,” Brown added. “Looking forward to building even more momentum.”

ON DECK:
Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing will continue their 2023 campaign with a four-race slate across the Midwest and upper-Midwest beginning with an ASCS National start at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, on Friday, May 26. The weekend will continue with a stop at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, May 27, followed by a doubleheader at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota, on Sunday and Monday, May 28-29.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s, FVP, Andy's Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Mt. Dew Overdrive, HAWK Hunting, Ditzfeld Transfer, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Maxim Chassis, J.D. Welding & Machine, Waldinger, Smiley’s Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Mid Mo Equipment, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem’s Helmets, Factory Kahne Shocks, Cometic Gaskets, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, HostIowa.net, Fultz Excavating, Restless Spirits Distillery, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, AL Driveline, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny’s Components, Rod End Supply, Winter’s Performance Products, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Hoosier Tires, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, Bam Roller Lifters, Outerwears, MPD, All Star Performance, 6B Apparel, MSD Ignition and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/brianbrown21
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.brianbrownracing.com
Merchandise: www.shopbrianbrownracing.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com
Watch Knoxville Raceway weekly at www.dirtvision.com
Watch High Limit Sprint Car Series at www.floracing.com

2023 STATISTICS:
Top-fives: 5
Top-tens: 8
Wins: 1

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Kicked-off 2023 campaign with back-to-back 14th-place scores against the All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7-8. Recorded back-to-back World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series top-five finishes at Volusia Speedway Park on Sunday, March 5; fifth and third during the Spring Showdown opener and DIRTcar Nationals make-up feature, respectively. Finished ninth from 18th in Lakeside Speedway’s High Limit Sprint Car Series event on April 11. Rallied from 21st to finish ninth in 34 Raceway’s High Limit Sprint Car Series event on Tuesday, April 25; earned a $1,200 bonus for his efforts. Charged from 13th to finish fourth in Eldora Speedway’s Let’s Race Two finale on Saturday, May 6. Hard charged his way from 25th (provisional) to fourth during High Limit Sprint Car Series action at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Tuesday, May 16. Finished seventh during POWRi 410 action at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, on Friday, May 19. Won first feature of the season at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, May 20; started seventh, 61st career win.

 

 

Bayston and CJB Motorsports consistent through Attica and Sharon swing; Heading for Atomic

2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 7th | 2694 points

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

CARLISLE, Pa. (May 22, 2023) - It was a hard-fought, yet consistent weekend through the Buckeye State for Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports, and although the Carlisle, Pennsylvania-based operation is still in the hunt for their first World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of the season, consistency is the next best accomplishment.

Bayston, ace of the TrueTimber Camo, Rothco, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, No. 5 sprint car, finished tenth and seventh in their consistent stretch through Ohio, opening things with a tenth-place score at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, May 19, followed by a seventh-place outcome at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, May 20. Bayston’s Sharon outcome also featured a five-spot rally, bouncing ahead after starting 12th on the A-Main grid.

The Lebanon, Indiana, native remains seventh in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series driver standings, now with 12 top-ten finishes in 21 Series starts.

“I am surprised, but thankful we got both nights of racing in this weekend. Forecasts were giving us poor to little hope all week, but Attica and Sharon did whatever they had to do to make it all possible,” Bayston expressed. “We were able to race well both nights. Third place finishes during each of our heat races allowed for smooth transitions. We are very close to getting our full package together.”

ON DECK:
Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with another action-packed slate through the Buckeye State, taking over the high banks of Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday, May 26-27. Memorial Day weekend will then cap with the Memorial Day Spectacular at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on Monday, May 29.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners: TrueTimber Camo, Rothco, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, Highlands’ Power Sports, High Performance Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Allstar Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Walker Filtration, Schoenfeld Headers, Ti22 Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Fine Line Auto Body, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Smith Titanium, HRP, Factory Kahne Shocks, Ultrashield, Andrews Quick Change Gears, Blackbeard, Vahlco Wheels, Kinsler Fuel Injection, ATL, Winters, Fastener Specialties, KSE Racing Products, System 1 Pro Ignition, Maxim Racing, KH Suspension, RRi Designs, QuickCar Racing Products, Outerwears, Moose Blocks, Safety-Kleen.

2023 WORLD OF OUTLAWS STATISTICS:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 3
Top-Tens: 12

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Kicked-off 2023 campaign with back-to-back top-ten scores against the All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7-8; finished fourth and eighth, respectively. Finished sixth and fifth at Volusia Speedway Park (DIRTcar Nationals make-up feature and Spring Showdown finale) on Sunday and Monday, March 5-6. Finished third at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama, on Friday evening, March 24; Spencer Bayston’s first-ever visit to Talladega. Finished eighth and ninth, respectively, in Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s two-day Texas Outlaw Nationals on Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1. Finished fourth in the Jason Johnson Classic at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday, April 8. Finished seventh during High Limit Sprint Car Series competition at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, on April 11. Finished eighth during I-55 Showdown at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Friday, April 14. Finished tenth during action at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana, on Saturday, April 29. Finished seventh from 12th in Eldora Speedway’s Let’s Race Two finale on Saturday, May 6. Finished sixth in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash on Wednesday, May 10. Finished tenth and seventh in Ohio Outlaw starts at Attica Raceway Park and Sharon Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 19-20.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
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News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.cjbmotorsports.net
Merchandise: www.spencerbayston.com


 

Spahr Sets Record With Fifth Straight
05-22-2023

Technically, it took two days: Logan Spahr’s quest to become the first River Valley Builders PA Sprint Series driver to win five feature races in a row started late Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway and ended with the checkered flag falling on the Lewisberry driver and his Eshenaur racing KR MacDonald/High Tech Metals/RL Snyder Electric #5 IMCA/RaceSaver sprint car just seconds after midnight.

In a nonstop feature that took barely six-and-a-half minutes to run, Spahr had accomplished what no one else had done in 25 years of PASS competition.

It wasn’t easy. Even with an advantageous third-place starting slot for the 20-lap feature, Spahr was looking at two-time PASS champion, 2019 IMCA/RaceSaver national champ, and hometown veteran Ken Duke Jr. in front of him, along with fast-improving Croix Beasom of Mifflintown.

Duke got the jump on Beasom to lead into the first turn as the race started, with Spahr quickly moving into second. The two then spent the first half of the race two-to-three car-lengths apart, with Duke holding his advantage.

Spahr was able to make his move at the halfway point in heavy traffic, but while Duke was unable to mount a truly threatening challenge to retake the lead, the veteran ran right behind the young gun the rest of the way, looking for an opportunity.

That never happened, and Spahr crossed the finish line one second ahead.

Doug Dodson of Middletown, who battled Owen Dimm of Mifflintown for third most of the race, finished in that spot, with Dimm close behind. Seth Schnoke of Pine Grove moved into fifth in the final laps.

Austin Reed, Beasom, Kruz Kepner, Zach Rhodes, and Timmy Bittner completed the top 10. Twenty-seven cars were allowed to start, avoiding a B-Main on a late night, and 23 completed the incident-free feature.

The racing began three-and-a-half hours behind schedule, after a late-afternoon storm soaked the speedway. For the second week in a row, the PASS racing was saved by heroic work on the track, and a remarkably good crowd remained in the stands on a night when the first green flag flew at 10:30 p.m.

Josh Spicer of Julian, who was caught up in a heat-race incident and had to start 25th, won the W.C. Eshenaur & Son Hard Charger Award with his 13th place finish. Spahr claimed the Jim “Slippery” Snyder Fast Time Award, posted in memory of the long-time Selinsgrove push-truck driver by his son. Jason Roush of Thompsontown collected the VP Racing Fuels Race Ready Award.

Heat races were won by Kruz Kepner, Doug Dodson, and Timmy Bittner. The second heat saw the night’s only incident, when Rick Romig had problems in turn two and collected Spicer. Neither car could complete the heat, but both returned for the feature.

With his victory last Saturday at Path Valley Speedway, Spahr had tied the consecutive wins mark of four, set in 2011 by Logan Wagner, but his streak actually is now at six, because he won the Keystone RaceSaver Challenge at Port Royal Speedway at the end of 2022.

Next Saturday, Spahr will go for six-in-a-row in 2023, and a large field of River Valley Builders PASS competitors will try to deny him that distinction, when the tour returns to Port Royal, scene of two of Spahr’s wins so far this season.

For the latest news and schedule information, visit www.pasprintseries.com, the PA Sprint Series Facebook page, or @pasprintseries on Twitter. Also follow individual track social media pages for last-minute starting time and other changes.

Results from Selinsgrove Speedway, May 20

HEAT 1 – 1. 19-Kruz Kepner; 2. 98-Croix Beasom; 3. 29R-Seth Schnoke; 4. 5J-Logan Jones; 5. 97-Kenny Heffner; 6. 7-Drew Young; 7. 25-Dustin Young; 8. 46-Mike Alleman. DNS – 36-Mike Melair.

HEAT 2 – 1. 20-Doug Dodson; 2. 34-Austin Reed; 3. 31-Zach Rhodes; 4. 17-Owen Dimm; 5. 19X-Chris Kreider; 6. 48-Derek Swartz; 7. 9-Mariah Romig; 8. 77-Rick Romig (DNF); 9. 71-Josh Spicer (DNF).

HEAT 3 – 1. 01-Timmy Bittner; 2. 5-Logan Spahr; 3. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 4. 56-Tyler Snook; 5. 2-Erin Statler; 6. 1M-Paul Moyer; 7. 99-Jonathan Swift; 8. 06K-Eric Knopp; 9. 28R-Jason Roush.

FEATURE – 1. 5-Logan Spahr; 2. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 3. 20-Doug Dodson; 4. 17-Owen Dimm; 5. 29R-Seth Schnoke; 6. 34-Austin Reed; 7. 98-Croix Beasom; 8. 19-Kruz Kepner; 9. 31-Zach Rhodes; 10. 01-Timmy Bittner; 11. 5J-Logan Jones; 12. 7-Drew Young; 13.71-Josh Spicer; 14. 97-Kenny Heffner; 15. 25-Dustin Young; 16. 1M-Paul Moyer; 17. 36-Mike Melair; 18. 2-Erin Statler; 19. 56-Tyler Snook; 20. 06K-Eric Knopp; 21. 99-Jonathan Swift; 22. 46-Mike Alleman; 23. 19X-Chris Kreider; 24. 28R-Jason Roush (DNF); 25. 77-Rick Romig (DNF); 26. 48-Derek Swartz (DNF); 27. 9-Mariah Romig (DNF).

 

Schatz perfect in Ohio double; Buckeye State visit continues with doubleheader at Atomic


2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 5th | 2778 points
Date: Friday, May 19th
Event: Outlaws Return to Attica Raceway Park
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Attica Raceway Park (Attica, Ohio)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 1st (4th)

Date: Saturday, May 20th
Event: Outlaws Return to Sharon Speedway
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Sharon Speedway (Hartford, Ohio)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 1st (1st)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 22, 2023) - Two starts in the Buckeye State resulted in two victories for ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, sweeping appearances at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, May 19, and Sharon Speedway on Saturday, May 20. The victories, bumping Schatz’ career total with the World of Outlaws to 309, were accomplished in all-around fantastic fashion, giving the Fargo, North Dakota, native his fifth-ever at Attica - the most in World of Outlaws history - and his first-ever at Sharon Speedway; a stat somewhat surprising for the ten-time champion.

“This is the first time I’ve won here? I lose track, man, I’m getting old,” Schatz said with a smile at Sharon Speedway. “I’ve been around a long time, and it feels good to still be here. How about this race team? These guys are pretty incredible. What they’re doing. The way this car is. I can’t say enough about them. It’s pretty unreal. What a great weekend.”

Schatz’ winning campaign at Attica, which commenced from fourth on the grid, did not take full form until just before the white flag was displayed, eventually sliding race leader, Rico Abreu, through turns three and four.

At Sharon Speedway, Schatz started from the pole position, forced to fend off a war from Jason Johnson Racing’s Carson Macedo, as well as a late race takeover bid from David Gravel and Sheldon Haudenschild.

A pair of late race cautions would ultimately make the Sharon Speedway finish very interesting, the first occurring with seven remaining, then another with just three circuits left on the countdown.

Incidentally, Schatz’ first-ever Sharon Speedway win occurred on Tony Stewart’s birthday.

“During racing, I could move around the racetrack,” Schatz explained of his speed at Sharon. “I could kind of go anywhere. And there’s not very many nights you get a great thing like that. Last night at Attica we needed lapped traffic. Tonight, I had a good race car, so hats off to my Carquest team.”

ON DECK:
Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with another action-packed slate through the Buckeye State, taking over the high banks of Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday, May 26-27. Memorial Day weekend will then cap with the Memorial Day Spectacular at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on Monday, May 29.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Donny Schatz and Tony Stewat/Curb-Agajanian Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Motor Company, Ford Performance, MadJax XSeries, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts.

Broadcast Coverage:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com

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

2023 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics:
Races: 21
Wins: 2
Top-5s: 9
Top-10s: 10

 

 

POWRi WAR Prepares for Notable Ozark-Area Weekend Events
Eldon, MO. (5/22/23) Speeding into the summer months, the POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League will set its sights on a pair of premier Show-Me-State facilities in the May 27-28 weekend showcase that celebrates an industry icon.

Starting the weekend on Saturday, May 27th, the POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League will visit Lake Ozark Speedway’s Spring Sprint Showdown, with the American Sprint Car Series National & Warrior Region as well as the POWRi 305 Sprint Series all on the events open-wheel agenda.

Wrapping up the weekend on Sunday, May 28th, the POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League will continue to celebrate one of the most iconic open-wheel drivers from the Show-Me-State with the Tribute to Jesse Hockett. Classes scheduled for the event will also include POWRi Super Stock, POWRi Pure Stock, and 360 Wing Sprints.

Saturday, May 27 | Lake Ozark Speedway Details:
Pits Open: 1:00 PM
Driver Registration: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
General Admission: 5:00 PM
Driver's Meeting: 6:00 PM
Engine Heat (Sprints Only) - 6:15 PM
Hot Laps (In Order of Events) - 6:15 PM
Racing to Follow
Full event details including prices can be found online at https://www.myracepass.com/events/435552.

Sunday, May 28 | Double X Speedway’s “Tribute to Jesse” Details:
Pits Open: 5:00 PM
General Admission: 5:00 PM
Drivers Registration: 4:00 to 6:00 PM
Drivers Meeting – 6:30 PM
Hot Laps – 7:00 PM
Racing to Follow
Full event details can be found online at https://www.myracepass.com/events/452418.

POWRi Championship Point Funds for the 2023 season:
WAR Sprint League: http://www.powri.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=803352.
All POWRi participants must be POWRi licensed members to receive benefits which include POWRi Member Participant Accident Insurance, annual point fund money, and contingency awards. POWRi Memberships are available online at https://www.myracepass.com/sanctions/1011/registrations/6909.

Series-specific information such as news, scheduling, and notes pertaining to the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the nine Regional Tours, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com and follow on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

For more information on Lake Ozark Speedway such as points, driver profiles, and track data visit www.lakeozarkspeedway.net or @LakeOzarkSpeedway on all social media platforms | 50 Twiggy Lane Eldon, MO 65026 | 314-267-4944.

Additional details for Double X Speedway can be found online at www.doublexspeedway.com or by following along on major social media platforms | Us Route 50, California, MO 65018 | (573) 796-4694.

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

 

 

Dates and Lineups for makeup features at Limaland from May 12th and May 19th announced.

May 20, 2023

Lima OH

by Gerry Keysor

Double features will be on tap for racefans for 3 of the next 4 events at Limaland Motorsports Park, as the USAC Midwest Thunder Midget A Main, Midwest Shooting Center Dirt car UMP Modified A Main, and Dirt Track Truck Series A Main that were washed out on May 12th will be ran at the beginning of the evening on June 16th. The NRA Sprint Invader “Run For The Rabbit” A Main that was postponed from Friday May 19th will be ran at the beginning of the racing program on Friday May 26th. The Lock Sixteen Thunderstock A Main from Friday May 19th, will be ran at the beginning of the racing program on Friday June 2nd.

For the NRA Sprint Invaders, this makes next Friday May 26th’s Memorial Cup race even bigger. With the $2500 to win Run for the Rabbit A Main and Memorial Cup A Main, the potential for a $5000 payday for a qualified driver makes this an event you wont want to miss! The Memorial Cup takes place at Lima next Friday night May 26. Pit Gates open at 4:30PM, Grandstand Gates open at 5PM, Hot Laps at 6:30PM, and Racing at 7:30. General Admission is $15 for ages 16 and older, ages 11 to 15 are $7, and kids 10 and under admitted FREE. Pit passes for all ages are $30. Check us out on Facebook, or visit our website at limaland.com

NRA Sprint Invader Lineup – May 19th

- to be ran at the beginning of racing program on May 26

1. 16C – Tyler Rankin; 2. No. 22M – Dan McCarron; 3. 23 – Devon Dobie; 4. 17 – Jared Horstman; 5. 11G – Luke Griffith; 6. 7C – Phil Gressman; 7. 11H – Caleb Harmon; 8. X – Mike Keegan; 9. 24 – Kobe Allison; 10. 24D – Danny Sams III; 11. 2 – Kyle Sauder; 12. 0 – Brayton Phillips; 13. 73C – Cody Fendley; 14. 5J – Jake Hesson; 15. 10TS – Tyler Schiets; 16. 49i – John Ivy; 17. 20i – Kelsey Ivy; 18. 66 – Chase Dunham; 19. 21M – Adam Cruea; 20. 2B – Noah Dunlap; 21. 12B – Luke Hall; 22. 31 – Jac Nickles;

Lock Sixteen Thunderstock Lineup – May 19th

- to be ran at the beginning of the racing program on June 2nd

1. 7W – Dan Wooten; 2. 17J – Jarrod Klay; 3. 27 – Frank Paladino; 4. 87 – Andy Welch; 5. 22T – Tony Anderson; 6. J1 – Jeff Matheny; 7. 82 – Chris Douglas; 8. 18 – Brendan Rassel; 9. 28V – Shawn Valenti; 10. 92 – Brandon McDaries; 11. 26 – Justin Long; 12. 11 – Sean Verwys;

USAC Midwest Thunder Midget Lineup – May 12th

- to be ran at the beginning of racing action on June 16th

1. 18 – Zach Wigal; 2. 21 – Chet Gehrke; 3. 5KB – Matt Lux; 4. 36 – Ian Krieger; 5. 22 – Gunnar Lucius; 6. 35 – Bryce Massingill; 7. 11H – Abby Hohlbein; 8. 74 – Drew Rader; 9. 2 – Stratton Briggs; 10. 01 – Ryan Moran; 11. 10 – Tyler Nelson; 12. 5M - Michael Magic; 13. 44JB – Jakob Boxell; 14. 4K Kayla Roell; 15. 23D – Bryce Dues; 16. 3 – Cale Coons; 17. 3W – Alex Watson; 18. 55S – Brayden Schwartz; 19. 55 – Page Perrine; 20. 37 – Logan Prickett; 21. 32 – Tyler Kalb; 22. 7M – Cole Morgan; 23. 16Y – Josh Yenser

 

 

GRANT SEXTON GETS HIS FIRST SHOT AT THE FAMOUS THUNDERBOWL RACEWAY THIS SATURDAY

(Lakeside, CA, May 19, 2023) Rising USAC/CRA teenage star Grant Sexton will continue to live his sprint car racing dream this Saturday night, May 20th, when he makes his first-ever appearance at the Stone Chevrolet, GMC, Buick Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California. It is a track the young driver has always wanted to race on.
 

Known as one of the quickest and toughest tracks in the “Golden State,” the Thunderbowl is not for the faint of heart. Promoted by NHRA Top Fuel driver Steve Faria, young Sexton was first supposed to race there on March 25th, but that show was canceled due to rain. Perhaps that was a blessing in disguise for the young racer as he is a totally different driver than he was at the end of March. Through the first five USAC/CRA races of 2023, the affable teen made the A main three times. His best finish of the three was a 12th at Perris on April 15th. His other two results up to that time were a 16th and a 19th.

Since the April 15th race, Sexton has contested three more USAC/CRA races and has placed sixth, seventh, and 12th. The sixth-place finish, which came at Arizona’s Mohave Valley Raceway two weeks ago, was the best of his brief 410 career. That finish may have been superseded by his April 22nd seventh-place ending at Kings Speedway in Hanford. In that 30-lapper, Sexton seemed destined to record his first-ever top-five as he had driven his way up to fourth with just two laps to go. However, a wild battle for position saw him slip back to seventh at the checkered flag.

Sexton’s ever-growing skills in a 410 sprint car have seen him rise in the series point standings. For the first time since he started racing in the series, the 18-year-old Lakeside, California resident will come into Saturday’s battle on the tough bullring ranked in the top 10 in the USAC/CRA standings. He will start the night in ninth with 282 points. He also has a commanding 142-point advantage in the Rookie of the Year chase.

Not all this week’s news emanating from the Sexton Gatlin Racing camp has to do with the teenage star. His father Brent, a three-time lightning sprint car champion and the current leader in the POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Series, is poised and ready to make his first-ever start in a full-size sprint car. The newly turned 51-year-old will make his debut in the Perris Auto Speedway Senior Sprints at the annual “Salute to Indy” on May 27th.

 

 

Dawson Hammes Set For Saturday Action One Week Removed From Tough Outing

PETERSEN MEDIA: Last Saturday night was a one Dawson Hammes would like to forget. After having issues in heat race, Hammes felt some of the affects in the feature and ended up going a lap down in the work area. With that in the past, Hammes is set for another go this Saturday night at Marysville Raceway.

“Last week was tough, but nobody gave up,” Hammes said. “I spun out in my heat race and collected another car and ended up not being able to finish. We fixed it the best we could, but in the feature, we had an issue with a shock stud, which was probably from the heat race incident but it caused us to go down a lap early while we were in the work area. We were fast once we got back out, so it does have me feeling good about tomorrow night.”

Saturday night on a very slick racing surface early in the night, Hammes went out late in the time trial session and still ended up timing the Movement Brewing/STS Farming/All About Fire Protection No. 55D mount in third fastest overall.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Marysville, CA racer would make a costly mistake as he looped his entry and endured contact from another car which caused damage his Summit Partner Bank Agency/Haper Inc./Ace Attorney Services entry.

Making repairs prior to the feature, Hammes made the call for the feature as he took the green flag from the 15th starting position. With moisture going down on the tack prior to the ‘A’, the surface went from slick and slow to hooked up and fast.

From the eighth row, Hammes was able to make quick work of the field as he quickly raced his way into the Top-10 and worked into seventh before issues caused him to slow.

With a shock stud being the culprit, Hammes’ crew went to work to make repairs, despite the race going back green. A quick yellow allowed him to return to the track, but he was now a lap down. Opting to remain on the track, Hammes was pleased with how things felt as he ultimately capped the night off with a 15th place finish.

“We were really good in the feature I thought, going a lap down hurt us, but it is part of it,” Hammes said. “My parents, my brother, and Cody do a great job and I appreciate all of their hard work.”

Hammes Motorsports would like to thank Movement Brewing, STS Farming, All About Fire Protection, Summit Partners Burbank Agency, Harper Inc., and Ace Attorney Services for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 6, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 5, Top 10’s: 5

ON TAP: Hammes will be in action tomorrow night at Marysville Raceway.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Dawson Hammes by following him on Twitter @Hammer55D, or on Instagram @dawson_hames55d.

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through May 18

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 282; 2. Jacob Gomola, Guys Mills, Pa., 233; 3. Logan Jones, Mercersburg, Pa., 214; 4. Joshua Riggins, Lincoln, Neb., Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., and Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., each 213; 7. Timothy Bittner, Beech Creek, Pa., 207; 8. Cole Vanderheiden, Papillion, Neb., 202; 9. Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, 198; 10. Heath Nestrick, Caddo Mills, Texas, 197; 11. Justin Fifield, Crandall, Texas, 195; 12. Austin Burkham, Mansfield, Texas, 193; 13. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 189; 14. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., and Michael Alleman, Port Royal, Pa., both 181; 16. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., and Brianna Lawson, Jackson Springs, N.C., both 176; 18. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, and Joey Danley, Martell, Neb., both 175; 20. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 173.

State Point Standings

California – 1. Jesse Burks, Chowchilla, Calif., 141; 2. Davey Pombo Jr., Kerman, Calif., 140; 3. Brandon Emmett, Caruthers, Calif., 136; 4. Philip Heynen, Visalia, Calif., 134; 5. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 103; 6. Bryan Murphy, Clovis, Calif., 96; 7. Brooklyn Holland, Kerman, Calif., 77; 8. Jerome Warmerdam, Lemoore, Calif., George Tristao Jr., Tulare, Calif., and Kevin W. Barnes Sr., Fresno, Calif., each 70.

Indiana – 1. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 153; 2. Roderick Henning, Middletown, Ohio, 148; 3. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 141; 4. Bryce Norris, Terre Haute, Ind., 138; 5. Carson Dillion, Terre Haute, Ind., 137; 6. Justin Mathews, Bloomington, Ind., 125; 7. Dillan Baldwin, Taylorsville, Ky., 124; 8. Keith Langley, Bloomington, Ind., 112; 9. Jeff Wimmenauer, Indianapolis, Ind., 109; 10. Eric Perrott, Sumner, Ill., 103.

Iowa – 1. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 40; 2. Andrew Sullivan, Arnolds Park, Iowa, 39; 3. Justin Bolte, Fremont, Neb., 38; 4. Trevor Smith, Sanborn, Iowa, 37; 5. Shadrach Sporaa, Boone, Iowa, 35; 6. Madison Miller, Vail, Iowa, 34; 7. Bret Klabunde, Omaha, Neb., 32; 8. Stacy Baas, Rossie, Iowa, 31.

Kansas – 1. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 117; 2. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 108; 3. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 107; 4. Jordan Knight, Spearville, Kan., 106; 5. Jon Freeman, Salina, Kan., 100; 6. Tyler Knight, Wright, Kan., 90; 7. Chad Salem, Oberlin, Kan., 89; 8. Lucas Cranston, Holcomb, Kan., 70; 9. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., 69; 10. Brian Herbert, Kinsley, Kan., 66.

Missouri – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 75; 2. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 74; 3. Jay Russell, Wathena, Kan., 70; 4. Jacob Dye, Albany, Mo., 67; 5. Jack Potter, Kansas City, Mo., and J. R. Topper, Saint Joseph, Mo., both 64; 7. Ken Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 60; 8. Jake Greenwood, Woodward, Iowa, 40; 9. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 39; 10. Joshua Riggins, Lincoln, Neb., and Monty Ferriera, Lincoln, Neb., both 35.

Nebraska – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 179; 2. Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., 177; 3. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 176; 4. Gene Ackland, Martell, Neb., 171; 5. Ryan Kitchen, Seward, Neb., 153; 6. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 151; 7. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 148; 8. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 142; 9. Joey Danley, Martell, Neb., 141; 10. Cole Vanderheiden, Papillion, Neb., and Joshua Riggins, Lincoln, Neb., both 138

New Jersey – 1. Buddy Schweibinz, Woodbine, N.J., 79; 2. Jeff Paulson, Honey Brook, Pa., 74; 3. Phillip Meisner, Chesterfield, N.J., 73; 4. Eddie Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 72; 5. Timothy Iulg, Bridgeton, N.J., 70; 6. Brian Carber, Pipersville, Pa., 69; 7. Jared Kreider, Stockton, N.J., 67; 8. Donald "D. J." Tanner, Warminster, Pa., 65; 9. Dale Eggert, Tuckerton, N.J., 62; 10. Aidan Borden, Jackson, N.J., and Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., both 60.

North Carolina – 1. Steve Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., 79; 2. Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 75; 3. Brianna Lawson, Jackson Springs, N.C., and Jacob McLain, Hemby Bridge, N.C., both 74; 5. Richard Wisdo, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., 73; 6. Lance Christie, Fayetteville, N.C., 72; 7. Gareth Palmer, Fuquay Varina, N.C., Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., and John Frutchey, Goose Creek, S.C., each 63; 10. Robert Tyler, Mount Pleasant, N.C., 59.

Oklahoma – 1. Steven Shebester, Tuttle, Okla., 40; 2. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 39; 3. Brady Courtney, Carnegie, Okla., 38; 4. Derrick Gentilly, Carnegie, Okla., 37; 5. Loyd Clevenger, Newalla, Okla., 35; 6. Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., 34; 7. Duane Baker, Chickasha, Okla., 33; 8. Katelynn Dixon, Justin, Texas, 32; 9. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 31; 10. Peter Walker, Bullard, Texas, 30.

Pennsylvania – 1. Timothy Bittner, Beech Creek, Pa., 207; 2. Jacob Gomola, Guys Mills, Pa., 200; 3. Michael Alleman, Port Royal, Pa., 181; 4. Logan Jones, Mercersburg, Pa., 175; 5. Kruz Kepner, Middleburg, Pa., and Owen Dimm, Mifflintown, Pa., both 165; 7. Logan Spahr, Lewisberry, Pa., 160; 8. Josh Spicer, Julian, Pa., 157; 9. Drew Young, Beaver Springs, Pa., 149; 10. Jeffrey Weaver, Lock Haven, Pa., 143.

South Carolina – 1. Jacob McLain, Hemby Bridge, N.C., 78; 2. Steve Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., 74; 3. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 72; 4. Brianna Lawson, Jackson Springs, N.C., 69; 5. Derrek Treece, Sumter, S.C., 68; 6. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 67; 7. John Frutchey, Goose Creek, S.C., 66; 8. Robert Tyler, Mount Pleasant, N.C., and Richard Wisdo, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., both 62; 10. George Loux, Maiden, N.C., 40.

South Dakota – 1. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 79; 2. Brandon Bosma, Rock Rapids, Iowa, 72; 3. Andrew Sullivan, Arnolds Park, Iowa, 68; 4. Bayley Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 41; 5. Joshua Riggins, Lincoln, Neb., 40; 6. Matt Johnson, Saint Peter, Minn., 39; 7. Billy Johnson, Saint Peter, Minn., and Trevor Smith, Sanborn, Iowa, both 38; 9. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 37; 10. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., and Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., both 36.

Texas – 1. Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, 198; 2. Justin Fifield, Crandall, Texas, 195; 3. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 189; 4. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 175; 5. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 173; 6. Heath Nestrick, Caddo Mills, Texas, 165; 7. Austin Burkham, Mansfield, Texas, 164; 8. Justin Zimmerman, Athens, Texas, 150; 9. Cody Price, Greenville, Texas, 147; 10. Steve McMackin, Greenville, Texas, 133.

Virginia – 1. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 71; 2. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 64; 3. Alyssa Rowe, Chambersburg, Pa., 60; 4. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 58; 5. Joe LeAvell, Waynesboro, Va., 51; 6. Caleb Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 50; 7. Matthew Leach, Newport News, Va., 49; 8. Aaron Leach, Hampton, Va., and Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., both 46; 10. French H. Grimes, Madison, Va., 44.

 

 

LAST WEEK’S BRADEN CHIARAMONTE INDIANA RESULTS – THIS WEEK’S MICRO AND WING 360 RACING PREVIEW

(El Cajon, CA, May 18, 2023) Braden Chiaramonte journeyed to the famed US 24 Raceway in Logansport, Indiana for last Thursday through Saturday’s “3rd Annual All In Transport A Wingless Class Clash.” It was the second year in a row the 16-year-old has made the trek to the Midwest for the prestigious race. Wheeling the #95 Hyper House car, the teen was fast all three nights and won two of his three heat races.

Despite some bad luck in the pill picks (2, 8, and 18) and some strange occurrences, the young driver again gave a good account of himself on the 1/5 mile banked oval. The highlight of the weekend came when he came from 20th to 10th in the main event despite getting upside down.

Thursday, May 11

On the opening night, 87 fast cars showed up. In hot laps, Chiaramonte turned in the quickest lap of his seven-car group with a sizzling time of 12.037. The talented 16-year-old, who just received his driver’s license in his native California, started on the pole in the ninth heat race. He glued the #95 car to the inside line and dominated every inch of the way. When the checkered flag ended the 10-lapper, he was a half straightaway in front of the second-place car.

The heat race victory placed Chiaramonte in the second qualifier of the night where he started fourth. To transfer to the A main, he had to finish in the top four. Unfortunately, he lost one spot, finished fifth, and was done for the first night.

Friday, May 12

Friday night, which had a field of 83 cars, ended up being the best night of the three for Chiaramonte. And, it had all the potential for being the worst! The talented teen started first and placed second in his 10-lap heat race. After that, he started inside of the third row in his qualifier. To transfer from the competitive qualifier to the A main required him to pass one car and that is just what he did. He placed fourth and that earned him one of the coveted spots in the feature.

In a wild 30-lapper, Chiaramonte clearly had one of the quickest cars on the track. He started on the outside of row 10 in 20th. That was dead last in the field. It was evident from the start that he and his Hyper house car were in top notch form. However, a not so funny thing happened on his way to the front. Another car lost a wheel and Chiaramonte ran over it causing him to flip three times! The car was not badly damaged and Chiaramonte maintained his composure and he came back to finish 10th! That means, despite flipping he ended up 10th overall of the 83 cars on hand.

Saturday, May 13

Saturday’s finale saw the car count rise back to 87 entries. For the second time in three nights, young Chiaramonte posted the win in his heat race. Starting on the outside of the front row in the 10-lapper, he immediately crossed down to the inside at the drop of the green. He stalked the pace setter for the first four laps but coming off turn four on the fifth go around, he asserted himself and raced into the lead. From that point on, “Spare Change” drove a perfect race and stretched his advantage to a half straight at the finish.

Chiaramonte rolled onto the track in the third spot for his final 20-lap qualifier on the busy weekend. He was running in fifth position going into turn three on the 15th lap when the center of his right rear wheel broke. That brought him to an immediate halt on the track and signaled a premature end to his weekend.

This Friday and Saturday

This week Chiaramonte will be competing at two tracks in two totally different racecars. On Friday, he will be racing his 600 non-wing micro at the Keller Auto Raceway at Plaza Park in Visalia. Twenty-four hours later, only 17 miles south on Friday, he will be back in his winged 360 sprint car for the first time since late March at the “Chris and Brian Faria Memorial” on the fast, tough Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare.

For those who want to take in the two nights of racing, gates at Keller Auto Raceway at Plaza Park will open at 5:30 p.m. with racing at 7:00 on Friday. Adult tickets are $12.00. For students aged 6-17, seniors 55 and over, and active military with id, it is just $7.00. Kids 5 and under are $5.00. The track is located at 700 S. Plaza Street in Visalia (93277). The office phone is (559) 651-1990 and the website is https://www.plazaparkraceway.com/.

On Saturday at the Stone Chevrolet, Buick, GMC Thunderbowl Raceway, gates will open at 4:00 with qualifying at 6:00 and racing at 7:00. In addition to the Kings of Thunder Winged 360s, the USAC/CRA 410 Sprint Cars will also be in action. Adult tickets are $30.00 (grandstands) and $25.00 (bleachers). For seniors, tickets are priced at $28.00 and $23.00. Kids 6-12 are $15.00 and $13.00 and children 5 and under are free. The Thunderbowl is located on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets at 620 South K Street Tulare (93274). The website is http://www.thunderbowlraceway.com/ and the office phone is (559) 688-0909.

Chiaramonte would like to thank all his sponsors who have made his racing efforts possible. RTL Traffic Control, AM Ortega, Hyper Racing, King Racing Products, Tiner-Hirst Enterprises, and Keizer Wheels.

As the full 2023 season is just starting to unfold, Chiaramonte and his team are making plans for a busy year. If you are interested in becoming a marketing partner with one of the most talented and personable young drivers in the sport, please feel free to call or e-mail Daniel Chiaramonte mailto:dchiaramonte@rtltraffic.com or (619) 988 7563.

Braden Chiaramonte 2023 Results

January 13 Tulsa SageNet Center Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 14th A Main

January 14 Tulsa SageNet Center Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 12th C Main

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway So Cal Non Wing Open Comp Sprints 9th A Main

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway Best of the West Lightning Sprints #2 1st A Main

March 18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main

March 24 Placerville Speedway Sprint Car Challenge Tour 10th B Main

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Car DNS

April 8 Adobe Mountain Speedway 600 Outlaw Winged Micro 1st A Main

April 21 Adobe Mountain Speedway 600 Outlaw Non Winged Micro 6th A Main

April 22 Adobe Mountain Speedway 600 Outlaw Winged Micro 1st A Main

May 11 US 24 Raceway All Transportation A Wingless Clash 5th Qualifier

May 12 US 24 Raceway All Transportation A Wingless Clash 10th A Main
This release was produced by Scott Daloisio. You can contact him online at mailto:sdaloisiosports@gmail.com or by calling (909) 226-7768.

 

 

75th Lucas Oil Little 500 presented by UAW

If you're looking for something to do the afternoon of the 75th Lucas Oil Little 500 presented by UAW please consider attending the 34th annual Little 500 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

For just $15 you can eat lunch with us and enjoy the induction ceremony that will follow.

This year's inductees are Charlie Altfater, Jim Riddle, and Herman Wise. In addition, Rob Hoffman will receive the inaugural Jack Nowling award and Anderson Speedway will present Ron Koehler with the Litte 500 Impact Award.

Dave Argabright will MC this year's event. Dress attire is casual, and it is a fun way to jump start the day at Anderson Speedway. Several past Little 500 drivers are annually in attendance, and it is a great time to hear stories from these legends of past events.

In addition, Richard Golardi and 1979 co-Little 500 winner Wayne Reutimann will participate in a book signing after the ceremony signing copies of Golardi's newly released book titled Racers in the Sun, Volume One. A limited number of copies will be available for purchase through the Little 500 Hall of Fame.

To purchase tickets to the Little 500 Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon at Anderson Speedway May 27, 2023, at 11 am please call Anderson Speedway (765) 642-0206 or David Sink (765) 278-8231. Tickets to the luncheon are limited.

 

 

Record On The Line At Selinsgrove

In 25 years of River Valley Builders PA Sprint Series competition, no one has ever won five consecutive feature races. Logan Spahr of Lewisberry will go for that record Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway.

Actually, the driver of the Eshenaur Racing #5 KR MacDonald/High Tech Metals/RL Snyder Electric sprint car has already won five straight, but that streak extends back to the final race of 2022, the Keystone RaceSaver Challenge. It’s the 2023 streak that sets the record.

Last week at Path Valley Speedway, Spahr won his fourth in a row this year, a feat accomplished by only one other driver in PASS history: Logan Wagner in 2011. Several accomplished PASS competitors have won three straight, including Garrett Bard, Tyler Reeser, Mark Watkins, Craig Robinson, Ritchie Fitz, Judi Bates, Vince Snyder, and Joe Davis. Only Spahr and Wagner have won four straight.

A strong field of IMCA/RaceSaver challengers will do their best to deny Spahr the record Saturday, including Seth Schnoke of Pine Grove, Timmy Bittner of Beech Grove, Zach Rhodes of McVeytown, and Drew Young of Beaver Springs, who make up the rest of the top five in current PASS points.

Also on hand will be hometown racer Ken Duke, whose five Selinsgrove victories lead all active PASS drivers.

The River Valley Builders PASS tour will headline this Saturday’s program that also features limited late models and a special, increased purse “Roadrunner Challenge” for that stock car class. Gates will open at 5:00 p.m., with racing set to start at 7:00.

Adult general admission is $15 and pit admission is $30.

Next week the River Valley Builders PASS tour returns to Port Royal Speedway for a Memorial Day Weekend Saturday program.

For the latest news and schedule information, visit www.pasprintseries.com, the PA Sprint Series Facebook page, or @pasprintseries on Twitter. Also check track social media pages for last-minute starting time or other changes.

 

 

APC PRESENTS 26TH OPENING NIGHT AT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY; SCHRADER RETURNS FOR MODIFIED CHALLENGE

By Tommy Goudge

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (May 18, 2022) – The 26th season of racing at Ohsweken Speedway is set to get underway on Friday, May 19 when APC Auto Parts Centres presents Opening Night for the 2023 Friday Night Excitement season.

The The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will all be in action, along with the UMP vs. CDN Modified Challenge featuring NASCAR legend Ken Schrader.

Ohsweken Speedway is located approximately halfway between the two Ontario tracks – Southern Ontario Motor Speedway and Brighton Speedway – with weekly UMP/IMCA-type Modified divisions; this makes it an ideal meeting point for the UMP teams from the west and Canadian Modified teams from the east to square off in a UMP/CDN Modified Challenge. Along with provincial bragging rights, the teams will be trying to keep NASCAR legend Ken Schrader out of the winner’s circle. The Missouri-based driver has claimed victory twice at Ohsweken in the past. At least one other American UMP invader is expected in the Modified Challenge as well.

Cory Turner enters the season as the defending Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car champ, but a host of challengers will begin their title hunt on Friday. Many eyes will be on Dylan Westbrook as the four time track champion is returning to weekly competition this season after touring the United States for the past few years.

Lucas Smith won the Strickland’s Crate Sprint Car title last season, but that division’s championship chase will be wide-open in 2023; Smith is one of several Crate Sprint standouts moving up to 360 Sprints this season. Mack DeMan is back in the Crate division and will be a strong contender, along with Brett Stratford and Jesse Costa who finished in the top five last year.

Dave Bailey took an unprecedented seventh consecutive Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock championship last season and now has his sights set on number eight. Ryan Beagle gave Bailey a run for his money as the two dueled wheel-to-wheel for several wins last season. Beagle will be joined by Trevor DeBoer, Christopher Hale, Kyle Wert, and a host of other challengers to Bailey’s throne.

2022 HRW Automotive Mini Stock champ Tyler Lafantaisie has moved to the Thunder Stock division this season, and several former Mini Stock champs – Dusty DeBoer, Matt Nuell, and Brandon Janssens – have their eyes on the 2023 title. Those three will have competition from Nick Erskine, Tim DeBoer, Fabio Olivieri, Ryan Hillar, and many others in the often-unpredictable four cylinder division.

Race time is 7:30PM on Friday, May 19. Adult grandstand admission is $20 on Friday, while Senior (65+) and Youth (13-17) admission is $15, and Kids (0-12) are FREE. Please visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca for more information.

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DAVE DUBOIS, STEVE LEBARRON & DAVID PANGRAZIO WIN THEIR 1ST HOVIS RUSH LATE MODEL VICTORIES OF 2023; RUSH MODS, SPRINTS, PRO MODS & STOCKS GET UNDERWAY

By Marcie Barlow

May 19, 2023 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Pulaski, PA)...After several wet and dreary weekends, the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Racing Series presented by Born2Run Lubricants were graced with warmer temperatures and mainly dry weather as they competed at various facilities throughout the region in the Late Models, Sprint Cars, Sportsman Modifieds and Pro Mods, and Stock Cars.

The third time was the charm as Skyline Raceway was able to get their season opener in last Friday. Dave DuBois scored his first RUSH Late Model win at the Virgil, NY track over brothers Todd and Alan Chapman.

Winchester Speedway has managed to get all five of their RUSH Late Model shows in thus far in 2023 and Kyle Hardy has definitely been the man to beat. Hardy continued his winning ways last Saturday as he tallied victory number four at the speedway as he remained perfect in City Chevrolet Weekly Series action with his lone defeat a third in the Flynn's Tire Touring Series event on April 15. Hardy, who started on the pole of the main event, defeated Dale Hollidge, Mike Walls, Tyler Hoy, and last year's champion Travis Campbell.

RUSH Late Model City Chevrolet Weekly Series action at Woodhull Raceway saw Steve LeBarron and Noah Tolada lead the field to the green. LeBarron immediately took command and opened up a sizeable lead over Brian Knowles. Knowles was collected by a spinning Patrick Parker to bring out the event’s first caution. On the restart LeBarron was challenged by Jason Knowles and Austin Allen, but maintained the top spot. Two late race cautions would give Jason Knowles and Allen additional opportunities to take the top spot from LeBarron but they were unable to do so. LeBarron scored his first win of 2023 with Allen, Jason Knowles, Aaron Miller and John Haggerty finishing second through fifth.

David Pangrazio returned to Genesee Speedway’s victory lane for the first time in nearly five years as he fended off the challenges of Skyline's Friday night winner, Dave DuBois, to score his first win of 2023. Chad Homan, Doug Ricotta, and J.J. Mazur claimed third, fourth and fifth.

The RUSH Late Model Flynn's Tire Tour visited the Stateline Speedway on Saturday for their only appearance at the Busti, NY oval in 2023 as race #5 of 2023 season was the Bill Law Memorial. The event pays tribute to the late Law, who had the first Crate Late Model in the Northeast more than 16 years ago. Joe Martin led the first 10 circuits of the 30-lap main event before veteran Jeremy Wonderling took the top spot. Wonderling went on to score a 4.298 second victory in the non-stop event that was completed in 9:23 minutes. Martin held on to bring home a second place finish. Jason Genco, 13-year-old Brock Pinkerous and Ward Schell rounded out the top five. A great field of 42 cars were on hand, one short of the record 43 in 2021.

The Tour drivers travelled to the Eriez Speedway the next evening for a special Mother’s Day racing card. A strong field of 37 competitors were in action with Jeremy Wonderling once again capturing the victory as he led the event for the entire 30 lap distance. Only one caution flag would slow the event as sixth place starter Brock Pinkerous spun on the opening lap. Wonderling scored the win by 4.041 seconds over David Pangrazio, who tallied his career best Tour finish. Mike Wonderling claimed third for his second podium of the year with Jason Genco and Chub Frank finishing fourth and fifth respectively.

The Hovis Auto and Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modified Series were in action on both Friday and Saturday last week for their opening events of 2023. Friday at Raceway 7 was the kickoff to the "Route 7 Rumble" Series presented by Wedge Motorsports. Ayden Cipriano and Jacob Wolfe led the field to green, but a spin by Doug Rutana negated the start. The second attempt at a start was successful with Wolfe leading the pack followed by Kole Holden and Cipriano. Wolfe continued to lead the field while Cipriano worked his way back to the second spot by lap six. Cipriano took over the top spot on lap 15 and went on to score the win over Holden, Wolfe, defending track champion Ben Easler and JC Boyer.

On Saturday evening the Sportsman Modifieds were on the bill at Sharon Speedway as they opened their 94th season. Teenager Ben Easler, who started third, took over the top spot on the second lap and cruised to a 4.835 second victory. JC Boyer came home in second with Jacob Wolfe, Rob Kristyak and Doug Rutana completing the top five.

The lone RUSH Sprint Car event of the weekend was also at Sharon Speedway Saturday evening. A great field of 23 cars turned out for the Sunbelt Rentals Weekly Series event. Veteran Chad Ruhlman continued his winning ways as he led the 20-lap main event from flag to flag to pick up his all-time leading 10th victory at the Hartford, Ohio oval. Blaze Myers came home in the runner-up position with John Mollick, Brandon Blackshear and Brian Hartzell rounding out the top five.

The RUSH Pro Mods were in action at Stateline Speedway on Saturday evening. Veteran Al Brewer drove flawlessly for the entire distance of the 20-lap main event to score his first win in nearly two years at the Busti, New York oval. Steve Dixon, Dennis Lunger, Tyler Oakes and Josh Wilcox completed the top five.

The RUSH Stock Cars opened their third season of action as a record field of seven cars were on hand at Eriez. Last year's Futures Cup Champion, Cody Rickard, picked up the season opening victory over newcomers to the divisions Lane Reinwald, Brian Dwyer, William Baker, Jr., and Alex Bush.

Racing action at Pittsburgh and Tyler County fell victim to the weather. In addition, the RUSH Late Models were not in action at Raceway 7, Potomac Speedway, Marion Center or the Delaware tracks this past weekend.

This week’s racing action features the Hovis Auto and Truck Supply City Chevrolet RUSH Late Models in a special event at Lernerville Speedway this Friday. The winner of the event will receive a guaranteed starting spot in the "Bill Emig Memorial" presented by Sunoco Race Fuels with support from TBM Brakes, which will be held at the speedway as part of the "Firecracker 100" June 22-24. Other Friday action includes Raceway 7, which will host both the RUSH Late Models and RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and Skyline Raceway. Saturday evening RUSH action will take place at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, Tyler County Speedway and Woodhull Raceway. Both Eriez and Bradford Speedways will host Sunday evening racing action.

The Hovis Auto and Truck Supply RUSH Sprints presented by Born2Run Lubricants will be in action on both Saturday and Sunday. They will compete at the Tyler County Speedway in an $800 to-win Sunbelt Rentals Weekly Series special event and then travel to Tri-City Raceway Park on Sunday.

The weather is starting to warm up so be sure and add some exciting RUSH racing action to your weekend.

The RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply together with Born2Run Lubricants along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Flynn's Tire, Sunbelt Rentals, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Bilstein Shocks, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Wieland Metal Services, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Sherwood Wheels, Precise Racing Products, Velocita-USA, Wedge Motorsports, 3C Graphix, D&V Jewelers, CrateInsider.com, and Terry Bowser Excavating.

 

 

Austin Hartmann makes All Stars A-main debut at Wilmot Raceway

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 17, 2023 – Fresh off of a career-best fifth place A-main showing in non-sanctioned Wilmot Raceway 410 Sprint Car action on May 6, Austin Hartmann and the 87A Hartmann Racing team embraced the extra challenge of entering a pair of Tezos All Star Circuit of Championships events last week, including the team’s debut at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill. on Friday, May 12, piggybacked with a return engagement at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. for a Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions-Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series co-sanctioned event on Saturday, May 13.

Hartmann opened the doubleheader weekend among a strong field of 38 competitors for Tezos All Stars Circuit of Champions competition at the quarter-mile high-banked Jacksonville Speedway clay bullring.

The Plymouth, Wis. driver qualified 17th with a lap of 10.671 before placing ninth after starting eighth in the second eight-lap heat race. Hartmann then rolled off from the 13th starting spot in the 12-lap B Main and advanced four spots to finish ninth.

“I was pretty impressed with the Jacksonville track,” Hartmann said. “I thought it would’ve been a little bit bigger, but we definitely learned a lot and got some decent notes. I’m excited to go back to Jacksonville for a weekly 410 race on June 23rd. That’s for sure!”

On Saturday, May 13, Hartmann and the 87A Hartmann Racing team returned to Wilmot Raceway with a stellar field of 44 cars on hand for the All Star-IRA Challenge event.

The fourth-year Sprint Car competitor opened up strong by ripping off the 10th fastest qualifying lap on the three-eighth mile semi-banked clay oval with a time of 12.650 seconds.

After starting second in the third eight-lap All Star-IRA heat race, Hartmann was running fourth when a caution flag appeared on lap 4 for a flip involving Zeth Sabo. On the restart, Hartmann felt heavy pressure from Danny Schlafer and Brenham Crouch in a duel for an A-main transfer spot.

Hartmann stayed cool and fended off Schlafer and Crouch over the final four laps to advance to a Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions A-main field for the first time in his career.

The 2020 Midwest Sprint Car Association and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Award recipient started 13th in the 30-lap All Star-IRA main event. Hartmann stayed smooth and consistent throughout the caution-free main event on the way to a 20th place finish in a race won by Tyler Courtney.

“In qualifying, the car felt pretty good, which set us up good for the heat race,” Hartmann said. “The heat race went well too. The track kind of threw us a curveball all night long, but it was very good getting into the feature through the heat race. The feature definitely could have gone better, but we were able to roll it into the trailer in one piece, which is always a victory.

“The All Stars are difficult competitors, but running laps with them will only make us better and want to be better,” he said. “I was super proud of Hunter [Annis] this weekend. He worked his tail off making sure everything was taken care of car wise, as well as changing engines for Saturday’s show at Wilmot.”

Austin Hartmann and the 87A Hartmann Racing team will return to its hometown track – The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, May 20 for an all-open wheel program also featuring the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series, Plymouth Dirt Track Racing - Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Cars and Badger Midgets.

Pit gates open at 2 p.m., followed by grandstand gates at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 5:30 p.m.

On Sunday, May 21, the team will head to Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. for the track’s 2023 season opener, featuring the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series, along with the Badger Midgets and the Wisconsin Legend Dirt Racing Series.

Pit gates open at 1:30 p.m., followed by spectator gates at 4 p.m. with racing at 6 p.m.

All 2023 Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series events will be streamed live on FloRacing.

The 87A Hartmann Racing team recently debuted a new website, which can be accessed at https://www.team87a.com.

Additional information on the 87A Hartmann Racing team can be found by visiting the team’s Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/87Ahartmannracing.

The sponsorship partners for the 2023 87A Hartmann Racing team include Kristine Hartmann of Pleasant View Realty, Shufflebotham Tree Service, Competition Specialists, Schmidt’s Landscaping, Feldmann Sales & Service, Holler n Hills, Steinpreis Trucking, KSI Supply Inc., Quasius Construction, SwitchGear Brewing LLC, TheD8Dispensary, AF Inc., Hopf Farms, RC Custom Design, Hepfner Racing Products, Berryman Racing Shocks and Maxim Chassis.

The 2023 87A Hartmann Racing team consists of Hunter Annis, Eric Bergschultz, Karlee Hartmann, Andrew Shufflebotham and Kristine Hartmann.

87A Hartmann Racing Sponsor Showcase – Schmidt’s Landscaping

Located at 3127 County Road A in Sheboygan Falls, Wis., Schmidt’s Landscaping offers full lawn landscape design, along with mulch and soil delivery, weather features, hardscape, outdoor lighting, irrigation systems, seeding, sodding, hydro turf, pruning, shrub planting, tiling, light excavating, patio and retaining wall services. In addition, Schmidt’s Landscaping provides snow removal and plowing services during the winter months.

Schmidt’s Landscaping has provided beautiful landscape designs, concrete and patio work, floral and trees galore for 38 years starting with original owners Cliff and Marian Schmidt, then passed down to their son-in-law Brian, and now to Cliff and Marian’s nephew, Tim, and his wife, Tabitha.

To contact Schmidt’s Landscaping, call 920-565-3782, email brian@schmidtlandscaping.com, visit https://www.schmidtlandscaping.com or check out the Schmidt’s Landscaping Facebook and Twitter pages.

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2023 Upcoming Schedule

Saturday, May 20 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, May 21 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, May 27 – Wilmot Raceway, Wilmot, Wis. (IRA)
Sunday, May 28 – 141 Speedway, Francis Creek, Wis. (IRA)
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2023 Season
By The Numbers

Total Events – 6
IRA Events – 5
World of Outlaws Events – 0
All Star Events – 2
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 1
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 1
Top 15 A Main Finishes – 1
Top 20 A Main Finishes – 2
Heat Race Victories – 0
Dash Appearances – 1
Dash Victories – 0
Fast Qualifier Awards – 0

 

 

Knoxville Notables McCarl’s and Brian Brown to Renew POWRi 410 BOSS Action

Belleville, IL. (5/16/2023) Anticipation mounts as committed registrations entering into the second weekend of competition grows for the POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series with visits to Lee County Speedway on Friday, May 19th followed by a trip to Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday, May 20th.

Winning last year's debut at Lee County Speedway in style, Austin McCarl aims to double-down on POWRi 410 BOSS victories as league racing action returns to his home state of Iowa. Austin would route the previous visit after gaining the event’s high point qualifier award to start on the pole and lead every lap on his way to claiming the inaugural POWRi League victory.

Patriarch of professionalism in the Hawkeye State, Terry McCarl has also added his name to the front-running mix for the Lee County Speedway approaching appearance after previously gaining a heat race victory and a solid sixth-place finish in the feature.

Show-Me-State super-speedster, Brian Brown has also joined the feature victory column during the series' inaugural campaign of 2022, earning his first career POWRi League win at Missouri State Fair Speedway in August. Brown would earn the events pole position, overtaking for the lead with less than ten laps remaining to earn the checkers.

POWRi 410 BOSS will return to Lee County Speedway on Friday, May 19th; classes scheduled to compete at Donnellson Iowa also include IMCA Late Models, IMCA Stock Cars, and IMCA Northern SportMods.

Lake Ozark Speedway will welcome the POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series on Saturday, May 20th in the Spring Spectacular; POWRi-sanctioned classes to also compete will include Super Stock, Pure Stock, and Hornet divisions. Saturday, May 19 | Lee County Speedway Details: Pits Open: 5:30 PM General Admission: 5:30 PM Drivers Registration: 3:30-5:30 PM Drivers Meeting: 6:30 PM Hot Laps: 7:00 PM Racing to Follow Full event details including prices can be found online at https://www.myracepass.com/events/449130.

Saturday, May 20 | Lake Ozark Speedway Details: Pits Open: 12:00 PM Driver Registration: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM General Admission: 5:00 PM Driver's Meeting: 6:15 PM Engine Heat/Hot Laps 6:15 PM Racing to Follow Full event details including prices can be found online at https://www.myracepass.com/events/449139.

Payout for the POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series for both Friday, May 19th and Saturday, May 20th will include 1.$5,000, 2. $2,500, 3. $1,250, 4. $1,000, 5. $900, 6. $800, 7. $750, 8. $700, 9. $675, 10. $650, 11. $625, 12. $600, 13. $575, 14. $550, 15. $525, 16-20:$500 | All Non-Qualifiers: $100.

POWRi Championship Point Funds for the 2023 season: 410 BOSS: http://www.powri.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=803351

All participants must be POWRi licensed members to receive benefits which include POWRi Member Participant Accident Insurance, annual point fund money, and contingency awards. POWRi Memberships are available online at https://www.myracepass.com/sanctions/1011/registrations/6909.

For additional information on Lee County Speedway such as points, driver profiles, and track data visit https://www.leecountyspeedway.com or on major social media platforms | 1100 N. Main St., Donnellson, IA 52625 | (319) 371-6744.

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Tri-City Raceway Park To Try Again Sunday; RUSH Sprints Added to Program
(Franklin, PA May 17, 2023): “Hopefully, the third time will be the charm,” track owner Merle Black said when announcing the plan for the twice-postponed season opener at Tri-City Raceway Park. “We are pleased that the RUSH Sprint Cars are available this Sunday, too.” That division was supposed to be added to the opener, but both dates were scrubbed. And, as before, there will be no increase in ticket prices for the extra class on May 21.
In addition to the fabulous five divisions, the top drivers from the 410 Sprint Cars and the 358 Modifieds will be honored for their achievements in 2022. The speedway will be setting a new date to recognize the best runners in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Pro Stocks and the 4 Your Car Connection Mini Stocks during 2022.
The pit gates will open at 2 p.m., and spectator admission will begin at 4 p.m. Practice sessions will commence at 5:30 p.m., with heat racing starting at 6 p.m.
“With the postponements, there is plenty of interest in this first event of the new season,” Black added. So, fans and participants alike will want to get to the track early to get their preferred vantage points.
The general admission ticket prices will be $15 for adults. Seniors (ages 65 and up) and Students (ages 10-16) will be admitted for $12. The children (ages 10 and under) will be admitted for free. The popular Family Pass will be back at just $45. That will be good for two adults of any age and two Students. Pit Passes will be $30.
If you cannot make it to Tri-City Raceway Park on May 21, remember that the ground-pounding Big Block Modifieds of the BRP Modified Tour will challenge the track’s nimble 358 Modifieds on May 28. The 410 Sprint Cars, UMP Modifieds, and the 4 Your Car Connection Four Cylinder Mini Stocks will also be in action. Plus, there will be Vintage Modifieds racing in a Memorial event for Lloyd Keith.
Then, on June 4, the 410 Sprint Cars will conclude the annual Western PA Sprint Speedweek at Tri-City Raceway Park. The other divisions making up the traditional Sunday Thunder program will also be on hand.
Further information about Tri-City Raceway Park can be obtained by calling the track office at 724-967-4601, or by e-mailing the office at tricityracewaypark2020@gmail.com. Or, you can check the web at Tri-CityRacewayPark.com, or the Facebook page at Tri City Raceway Park. Tri-City Raceway Park is located just a few miles north of Franklin, PA, at 3430 State Route 417 in Oakland Township. Professional auto racing will be presented in a family friendly atmosphere most Sunday evenings from May through Labor Day weekend.

 

SANTOS QUIETLY RETURNS TO MSR COMPETITION THIS WEEKEND

May 18, 2023- Holly, Michigan - Bobby Santos III is expected to be on hand for the 2023 Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro opener this Saturday night May 20 at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan. He will be aboard his Richard Fieler owned DJ Racing BEAST.

Santos enters this weekend’s event amid several developing story lines. The lineup of topflight MSR talent is expected to be stronger than it has at any point in the past decade. Full-time commitments from championship contenders are higher than it’s been in several years.

Five-time MSR champion Jimmy McCune returns in 2023 after suffering serious injuries last season. Joe Liguori missed winning last season’s championship by mere points to Charlie Schultz and is on a mission in 2023. Canadian Ryan Litt will chase the championship for the first time in several seasons. Tampa, Florida’s Davey Hamilton Jr., who is amid a ten race Florida win streak, will also be on hand this weekend.

Lost in the shuffle of all the series news is Santos himself, and what he quietly brings to this weekend’s action. Santos only made four series starts last season, but he won every single time he appeared and is currently on a four race MSR winning streak. To add further to that, Santos has won seven out of his last eight winged pavement sprint car starts dating back to 2021. This streak includes wins with KOTW and AVSS. Both series are now defunct.

To say Santos has been good in winged competition lately is an understatement. He has been downright dominating. This is impressive given the fact he spends most of the season competing primarily in non-winged pavement sprint cars as well as USAC Silver Crown pavement events.

When Santos was asked if he realized he has won seven of his last eight winged starts, he was even surprised to find this out. “No. I know we’ve been running well with the winged car, but I guess I haven’t kept track of the wins and stats directly” pondered Santos. “When I started doing the wing cars I struggled. I feel like the last four years or so we’ve gotten our wing program better”.

Santos has honed his winged skills and matured as a driver in the events themselves, not testing, which is even more impressive. “In winged racing people really don’t test for whatever reason. With non-winged racing it’s different. I think it’s ridiculous how much everybody tests. I feel like it’s a product of the environment. When other people are testing, you feel the need to follow suit”.

“I’ve come to enjoy winged racing the last several years. I’m looking forward to this year with Must See particularly. I think the competition level is strong. You got Davey Hamilton Jr. coming up from Florida. Jimmy McCune’s coming back. Joe Liguori’s getting better and better at it. Ryan Litt’s is another one that hasn’t got to race because of COVID-19. I don’t think it’s gonna be show up and win. I think there’s gonna be some good racing this year”.

“I’m confident that we can have a good showing this year. I understand the competition level’s getting stronger. I know if we sit still, guys will pass us, and be better than us. We’ve been good the last couple of years, but that doesn’t mean anything for this year. When I go to any race I go to win. Anything less than that is disappointing and underachieving in my mind” concluded Santos.

For series info and updates please visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CARS TO MAKE 1ST APPEARANCE OF 2023 AT SHARON ON SATURDAY NIGHT

 May 17, 2023

By Mike Leone

(Hartford, OH)...The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series are set to invade Sharon Speedway this Saturday night (May 20) for the first of two appearances by "The Greatest Show on Dirt" during the 94th anniversary season! Joining the World of Outlaws will be the Gibson Insurance Agency Pro Stocks racing for $1,000 to-win. Warmups are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. with qualifying and racing to follow.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars were scheduled for two appearances in 2022 as well; however, severe thunderstorms washed out the May 21 event, while Brad Sweet topped the September 24 show. In 2021, Dave Blaney won in spectacular fashion over Sheldon Haudenschild for his 95th career WoO win, but first since 1997! Prior to 2021, the WoO last appeared at Sharon on June 1, 2007 when the "King of the Outlaws", Steve Kinser, scored the victory. Kinser leads the way at Sharon with four WoO wins, while Danny Lasoski is the only other repeat winner with victories in 2002 and 2004. Besides Sweet and Blaney, other single WoO winners at Sharon include Jac Haudenschild (2006), Jason Meyers (2005), and Joey Saldana (2002).

Sweet, the defending and four-time Series champion, leads the World of Outlaws to Sharon on Saturday with four victories and is in search of his fifth straight title. David Gravel has matched Sweet with four victories and is currently 36 points back. Carson Macedo, Logan Schuchart, and Sheldon Haudenschild each have one victory and are third through fifth in points respectively. Drivers sixth through 10th in points are all searching for their first wins of the season and includes 10-time champion Donny Schatz, Spencer Bayston, Gio Scelzi, Brock Zearfoss, and Jacob Allen.

Dave Blaney opened the 2023 season at Sharon last Saturday night topping an excellent 30-car field for his 35th career "410" Sprint Car victory at the track he co-owns. It marked the 17th straight completed event dating back to last season.

The Gibson Insurance Agency Pro Stock division will round out the two-division card racing for $1,000 to-win, $100 to-start in their first show of the season. Alan Dellinger, who still competes hit and miss in various divisions throughout the region, is the division's all-time winner at 66 over the retired Rick Prosser, Jr., who has 50 win. The top active winner is Steve D'Apolito in third with 32 wins. Other top active winners include Paul Davis with 23, Chris Schneider at 17, and Curt J. Bish with nine. Penn-Ohio Series rules will be in effect.

Summit Racing Equipment will present the hard charger award to the Pro Stock division. The driver that passes the most cars in the feature will receive a $100 Summit gift card. In the event of a tie, the tiebreaker will be the driver that finished highest in the feature.

Pro Stock Feature Payoff: 1. $1,000 2. $700 3. $400 4. $300 5. $200 6. $175 7. $140 8. $125 9. $120 10. $115 11. $110 12. $105 13-24. $100. Tow/Non-qualifiers $50

There is no Sharon registration fee for the Pro Stocks. One-way driver radios are mandatory; channel 454.000. AMB/MyLaps transponders are required; rentals available for $25. If you have yet to register for the 2023 season, please bring the registration form with you completed http://sharonspeedway.myracepass.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=713060

Fans can not only experience viewing from the frontstretch and backstretch grandstands, but also from the infield fan zone, which includes concessions and restrooms. Sharon is the only track in the area to have viewing from the unique infield perspective. There will be times throughout the night when fans can cross on the frontstretch back and forth.

Pit passes will go on sale at 2 p.m. with grandstands opening at 4 p.m. General admission for those 13 and over is $35 in advance and $40 on Saturday, while reserve tickets are $40 in advance and $45 on Saturday for all ages. Students 12 and under are $10. Advance and reserved tickets can be purchased at the following link: https://mpv.tickets.com/?agency=WRG_SNG_MPV&orgid=52711&eventId=89857. Reserved seats are the top five rows of all frontstretch grandstands. Patio and VIP fan suite seats are sold out. Pit passes are $45. As a reminder, coolers nor outside food or beverages are not permitted. Camping permits are $25 and can be reserved at the following link: https://www.simpletix.com/e/rv-trailer-tent-camping-tickets-122979

Coming up Thursday-Saturday, May 25-27 will be the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Late Models with a complete show each night. The Thursday and Friday night shows will each pay $6,000 to-win, while $25,000 will be up for grabs on Saturday night! The support divisions will be the Terry Bowser Excavating RUSH Sprint Cars on Thursday night, the HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds on Friday night, and the Whelen Econo Mods on Saturday night. Reserved tickets and advance general admission tickets are on sale through the www.worldofoutlaws.com. Tickets and pit passes will be available at the gates on race day. Camping is sold out. A limited amount of VIP fan suite seats and patio seats are available at https://www.simpletix.com/e/world-of-outlaw-late-models-may-25-27-2023-tickets-123454

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. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter @sharonspdwy.

 

 

Justin Sanders 2nd With High Limit Series After Peter Murphy Classic Top-Five

PETERSEN MEDIA: Busy weekends that bleed into the early week are the norm for Justin Sanders in 2023 as he competes with the KWS/NARC Series as well as the High Limit Series. After finishing fourth at the Peter Murphy Classic in California on Friday night, Sanders raced his way to a second-place finish at the Buckeye Brawl with the High Limit Series on Ohio on Tuesday night.

“It was a busy couple of days, but it makes it easier when you run well,” Justin Sanders said. “Friday night we had some bad luck and had a part fail, but Saturday night we had a good night, and picked up a top five in Hanford, CA.”

After issues on Friday derailed Sanders and the Mittry Motorsports team, Saturday night got off to a quick start for the Aromas, CA driver as he timed the Mittry Construction/Farmers Brewing/North County Plastering backed No. 2x in fourth fastest in time trials.

Picking up the win in his heat race, Sanders moved into the pole shuffle where he lost his first matchup with James McFadden which put him in the fifth starting position in the 30-lap, $11,000-to-win feature event.

Hitting the track following the completion of the 360ci feature, the slick Kings Speedway surface made for a lot of single file action with passing limited during the 30-lap affair.

A strong start to the race saw Sanders power his way into third as he battled the likes of Shane Golobic and James McFadden as the trio jockeyed around the slick 3/8 mile facility. Slipping back to fifth as much of the field went single file, Sanders held his down the position for a majority of the final half of the race.

Battling with Shane Golobic again the closing stages of the Peter Murphy Classic, Sanders was able to take the fourth spot as they came to the checkered flag.

Heading to Ohio on Tuesday night for the Buckeye Brawl at Wayne County Speedway, Sanders made the most of his first laps at the facility as he earned quick time honors in his group aboard the Victory Fuel/Swindell SpeedLab backed No. 39.

Lining up on the pole of his heat race, Sanders continued to rip around the slick Ohio bullring as he powered his way to the win and solidified a berth in the Dash.

Drawing the Two in the High Limit Room, Sanders opted to not fall back to fifth or third for bonus money during the Durst Dice Roll, and kept his front row starting position.

Tight racing early in the feature saw Sanders battle for the second position as he slipped back to third in the early goings of the race.

Hanging with some of the country’s best, Sanders powered his way into second on the 14th lap as he chased after fellow Californian native, Kyle Larson.

A couple of late restarts put Sanders on Larson’s rear bumper, but Larson was able to get away in open track as Sanders capped his first visit to Wayne County Speedway off with a second-place finish.

“To come out here for the first time and run this well is a testament to this team,” Justin Sanders said. “It was a fun place, and Kevin Swindell and his guys gave me a really strong car.”

Justin and his team would like to thank Farmers Brewing, Mittry Construction, North County Plastering, Alkaline88, Andy’s Construction, 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 2022.

ON TAP: Sanders is slated to be in action at Ocean Speedway on Friday night and Petaluma Speedway on Saturday.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-18, Wins-2, Top 5’s-13, Top-10’s-15

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

 

 

Arenz earns top-15 showing in All Stars
debut at Wilmot Raceway

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 17, 2023 – In his first-ever Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions start, Travis Arenz and the Travis Arenz Motorsports battled toe to toe with many of the most accomplished 410 Sprint Car drivers the sport as to offer, while coming away with a solid 14th-place showing in his All Stars A-main debut at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. on Saturday, May 13.

The Sheboygan Falls, Wis. driver began the event by registering the 23rd fastest qualifying lap in the 44-car field with a lap of 12.886 seconds around the three-eighth mile semi-banked clay oval.

After starting fifth in the second eight-lap All Star-IRA heat race, Arenz advanced one spot to earn a bid to his first All Star Circuit of Champions A main with a fourth place showing.

The 2021 and 2022 Midwest Sprint Car Association and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car champion fired off from the 17th starting spot in the 30-lap main event and moved up to 14th on lap five.

After swapping the 13th, 14th and 15th positions over the remainder of the non-stop event, Arenz came home with a 14th place finish in his All Stars debut, which was won by Tyler Courtney.

“The car was actually decent in qualifying, I just didn’t hit my marks, didn’t slow the car down enough for the tight corners and over drove the car on both laps,” Arenz said. “In the heat race, the car was good. It wasn’t perfect, but it was good enough to get us a top-four finish to transfer to the A main.

“The A main went by quick,” he said. “I felt like I was not as fast as I could have been, but we also had some serious competition.”

Travis Arenz and the Travis Arenz Motorsports team will return to its hometown track – The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, May 20 for an all-open wheel program, featuring the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series, Plymouth Dirt Track Racing – Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Cars and Badger Midgets.

Pit gates open at 2 p.m., followed by grandstand gates at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 5:30 p.m.

On Sunday, May 21, the team will head to Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. for the track’s 2023 season opener, featuring the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series, along with the Badger Midgets and the Wisconsin Legend Dirt Racing Series.

Pit gates open at 1:30 p.m., followed by spectator gates at 4 p.m. with racing at 6 p.m.

“I know Plymouth like the back of my hand, so I’m hoping all the years of experience and seeing how the track changes helps out to my favor,” Arenz said. “As of now, we plan on running both the 360 and 410 Sprint Car for Saturday’s show at Plymouth.

“I’m hoping that Angell Park has a good, smooth and wide surface, so we can put on a good show on Sunday,” he said.

All 2023 Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series events will be streamed live on FloRacing.

The 2023 Travis Arenz Motorsports sponsorship partners include Professional Plating Inc., Service One Transportation, Inc, Don and Lynn Kiel, Oostburg Concrete, Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Schoen’s Wildlife Removal, Premier Insurance Solutions-Craig Ladwig, Pallet Works, DW Fence, Little Bears Tree Service LLC, Lake Auto Glass and Service, Myhre Construction LLC, Roth’s Auto Restoration, Hair Fellers Barbershop, Fastenal of Plymouth, Jensen Sales and Humphrey’s Turner Hall Bar & Grill, Amy Bruechert Reality, Cornwell Tools-Paul Epping, Advanced Engine Concepts, Inc., Duehring's Tax Service, Everhope Show Cattle, HRP Wings and Behling Racing Equipment.

The 2023 Travis Arenz Motorsports team consists of pit crew members Greg Piedot, Jerrod Gamb, Emily Stadler, Cameron Fritz, Alex Wesenburg, Tony Fox and Trevor Hittman.

Additional information on the Travis Arenz Motorsports team can be found by visiting the team’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Upcoming 2023 Schedule

Saturday, May 20 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)
Sunday, May 21 – Angell Park Speedway, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, May 27 – Wilmot Raceway, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)
Sunday, May 28 – 141 Speedway, Francis Creek, Wis. (IRA)

Travis Arenz Motorsports
410 Sprint Car
2023 Season
By The Numbers

Total Events – 6
IRA Events – 5
All Star Events – 1
A Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 2
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 2
Top 15 A Main Finishes – 3
Top 20 A Main Finishes – 3
Heat Race Victories – 1
B Main Victories – 0
Dash Appearances – 0
Dash Victories – 0
Fast Qualifier Awards – 0

Travis Arenz Motorsports
360 Sprint Car
2023 Season
By The Numbers

Total MSA-PDTR Events – 0
A Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 0
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 0
Heat Race Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 0
Fast Qualifier Awards – 0

 

 

Late Race Flat Derails Ryan Timms at Buckeye Brawl

PETERSEN MEDIA: Going through a spell of bad luck, Ryan Timms looked to be well on his way to a strong finish with the High Limit Racing Series on Tuesday night, but a mid-race flat had other ideas.

“Tuesday night I was really happy with how our night was going,” Ryan Timms said. “We timed in well, raced into the Dash, and battled inside the Top-10 until we had a right front go down and we were forced to the work area. We have had a lot of bad luck as of late, and I think it was taken away some good finishes for us.”

Tuesday night, Timms got the night underway by timing the CITGO/Hampel Oil/Mystic Lubricants backed No. 5T in eighth fastest in his qualifying flight and that put the Oklahoma City, OK native in the second row of his heat race.

In an action packed heat race, Timms had his elbows up as he carved his way into a Dash spot by way of his second place finish as he also locked into the 35-lap feature event.

Drawing the seven in the High Limit Room prior to the Dash, Timms’ eighth place finish put him in the fourth row of the 35-lap, $32,023-to-win feature event.

Moving into sixth on the race’s opening stanza, action throughout the throughout the top-five saw Timms bounce between fifth and seventh amidst a couple of exciting multi car battles.

Sitting in seventh during a lap 13 caution, Timms’ right front tire would go down and he would be forced to go to the work area and forfeit his position inside the Top-10.

Restarting from 22nd, it proved to be tricky race his way back towards the Top-10 in dense traffic. When the dust settled on the exciting feature event, Timms took the checkered flag with a 19th place finish.

Rain washed out Timms’ plans on Saturday and Sunday, but the 16-year-old was in action on Friday night at Jacksonville Speedway with the All Star Circuit of Champions, a track he was victorious at just a few weeks back.

Timing in fifth fastest in qualifying, Timms was relegated to a sixth-place finish in his heat race and made a stop in the ‘B’.

Winning the semi, Timms moved into the feature event and took the green flag from the 21st starting position.

On the tight confines of Jacksonville Speedway, Timms was able to slowly race his way forward as he worked through traffic on the bullring. Working into 16th just past the halfway point of the feature event, Timms then had issues which resulted in a flat right rear with 10-to-go, and his night came to an early end.

“We are a little down, but there are times where we have a lot of speed,” Timms said. “We will weather this rough patch, and hopefully have things start going our way very soon.”

Ryan Timms would like to thank CITGO, Hampel Oil, Mystic Lubricants, Premier Truck Group, Western Flyer Xpress (WFX), IWX Motor Freight, K1, Durst Inc., Bell Helmets, Griffin Fishing Charters and Lodge, Xpress Truck Sales, Smith Ti, Blackbeard, AFD Graphix, Outlaw Wings, 947-Eyes, Kahne Screen Printing, ShopTeam5T.Com, TJ Forged, WFX Logistics, Select Coatings, Smiley’s Racing Products, WFX Energy Services, and EMI for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-30, Wins-2, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-9

ON TAP: Timms will now turn his attention to midget racing as he will be with Keith Kunz Motorsports this Friday and Saturday at the Belleville Short Track in Belleville, KS and on Sunday at Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex in Sweet Springs, MO.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Ryan Timms by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/ryantimmsracing or by following him on Twitter at both @Timms5T and @RyanTimms_5T.

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Ohsweken Speedway and Epic Racewear Announce New Social Media Program

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (May 16, 2023) – Ohsweken Speedway, in collaboration with Epic Racewear, is excited to introduce the Epic Influencer Award. This annual accolade will be bestowed upon a racer who demonstrates exceptional social media engagement throughout the season, effectively spreading the word about their racing endeavors.

Recognizing the significant impact of social media, Ohsweken Speedway aims to acknowledge and reward competitors who go above and beyond in promoting their racing journey through various digital platforms. By harnessing the power of social reach, racers become invaluable ambassadors, connecting with fans and captivating their interest.

“Our racers are the true heroes of our sport, and we want to recognize and celebrate their efforts in expanding our reach through social media,” stated Clinton Geoffrey, Track Manager at Ohsweken Speedway. “Through their personal angles and stories, they bring our messages to life, engaging our audience in unique and compelling ways.”

Social media has become an essential tool for Ohsweken Speedway, enabling them to share content, updates, and insights with their dedicated fanbase. However, it is the competitors’ contributions that add an authentic and captivating dimension to these messages.

The Epic Influencer Award will be presented annually at the Ohsweken Speedway banquet, accompanied by a $500 cash prize and a $1,500 gift certificate from Epic Racewear. Nominations for the award will be selected by the Speedway management team, and the finalists will undergo evaluation by a panel consisting of Ohsweken Speedway management, media representatives, and the broadcast team.

“We have assembled a respected panel of voters to ensure the credibility of the Epic Influencer Award. This accolade is not meant to be a popularity contest but rather a recognition of the racers’ efforts and creativity in utilizing social media,” explained Geoffrey.

The finalists will be assessed based on criteria such as creativity, audience reach, effective storytelling, and positivity. This comprehensive evaluation process aims to highlight the racers who best leverage social media to connect with fans, foster engagement, and promote the excitement of racing.

Ohsweken Speedway and Epic Racewear are excited to launch this Social Media Program, which recognizes the significant influence of social media and its ability to create a vibrant online community around the sport. By empowering racers to become ambassadors through their social media presence, this program is set to enhance the racing experience and further ignite the passion of fans.

Ohsweken Speedway’s 2023 Friday Night Excitement schedule kicks off on Friday, May 19th when Auto Parts Centres present the 26th Season Opening Night. The The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will all be in action for their season debut. In addition to the regular classes, NASCAR legend Ken Schrader will be back to battle Ontario’s best in the UMP vs CDN Mod Challenge. Race time is 7:30PM for opening night and all season long. For the full 2023 schedule of events, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca

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BARDIER TAKES AST EAST OPENER AT BROCKVILLE
By: Tim Baltz

It was a long winter and the staff and management at the Brockville Ontario Speedway gave the fans, along with the good people at Superior Cellular and Sound, plenty of racing with 7 divisions and six feature races on opening day.

In the 20 lap Surprenant Truck Shop Action Sprint Tour East Series opener, Mathieu Bardier would grab the lead and be the dominant car all night long, while Matt Billings, Adam Turner, Andrew Hennessy and Dale Curran tried to keep pace. Bardier was running a quick pace and was looking to end the race quickly. On lap 5 he had a new challenger as Dale Curran went to the extreme outside lane and started to go forward. Curran charged from 5th to third on lap 6 then claimed second from Billings a lap later and started to close quickly on the leader. At the half way point that all ended as Curran went off turn four and broke the front suspension. When the green flew Bardier once again continued his dominant run over Billings and Adam Turner. On this night Mathieu Bardier had a strong car as he drove away from former Modified stars Matt Billings and Mike Bowman, to secure his 2nd career series win and 5th win at Brockville. Adam Turner and Andrew Hennessy completed the top 5.

Surprenant Truck Shop Action Sprint Tour East Series (20 laps)

MATHIEU BARDIER, Matt Billings, Mike Bowman, Adam Turner, Andrew Hennessy, Ryan Poole, Evan Reynolds, Cam McKinnon, Marc Surprenant, Dale Curran, Lee Ladouceur, (DNS) Brian Nanticoke

 

 

Kyle Reinhardt Strong Early Against Outlaws at Grove
BAPS Motor Speedway the Lone Event on Weekend Calendar

Abbottstown, PA – May 17, 2023

Kyle Reinhardt has been fast and produced consistent results across the Central PA region thus far in 2023, recording nine top-ten finishes in the eleven unsanctioned shows at five different tracks.

The World of Outlaw’s three-race, early-May swing through Pennsylvania was the first real opportunity to measure the ongoing rebuilding of his program. You could say it was time for the first exam of the year.

Date: May 10, 2023
Event: World of Outlaws / Gettysburg Clash
Track: Lincoln Speedway
City, State: Abbottstown, PA
Quick Stats: 41 cars, Qualifying 12th Flight 1, Heat 6th (6), B-main 9th (5)

Date: May 12, 2023
Event: World of Outlaws / Morgan Cup Night 1
Track: Williams Grove Speedway
City, State: Mechanicsburg, PA
Quick Stats: 38 cars, Qualifying 7th Flight 1, Heat 3rd (4), A-main 23rd (9)

Could've Been

Reinhardt was part of a stout field of 41 cars that entered the Gettysburg Clash Wednesday night at Lincoln Speedway (PA). His qualifying lap was good for 12th quick in Flight 1, a tick slower than he needed to start within a top five transfer spot in his heat race.

Reinhardt’s time, just 0.025 seconds off a top ten qualifying run, was good enough to start 6th in his heat, certainly within striking distance of an A-main transfer.

At the drop of the green, Reinhardt charged into the 4th spot, then just as he had positioned himself to claim 3rd, a yellow flag appeared and negated the entire start. The caution changed the course of Reinhardt’s night.

The full restart didn’t go nearly as well for the Capitol Renegade, Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers, Henry’s Wrecker No.91. Reinhardt did hold down the 5th and final transfer spot until the midpoint of the qualifying race but ultimately lost the spot and finished 6th.

Reinhardt had one more shot to transfer to the main event. He started 5th in the 12-lap B-main and needed to secure a top four finish to move on. The race did not unfold as hoped for Reinhardt. He lost two spots on the opening lap, then lost two more late in the race, putting him 9th in the final rundown and bringing an end to his night.

Strong Start

Friday night was a chance to hit the reset button. Reinhardt rolled into Williams Grove Speedway where he has been very competitive thus far in 2023, logging two top fives and finishing in the top ten in all four races he has entered.

Reinhardt’s speed at ‘The Grove’ was evident from the outset. He ripped off the 7th quickest lap in flight one qualifying, putting himself 4th in his heat race starting lineup.

He then proceeded to power into 3rd in the opening corner of the heat race. He withstood some pressure from Lance Dewease and held the spot to the checkered flag.

Reinhardt lined up 9th for the 25-lap A-main, looking to secure a career-best finish with the top traveling series in the country.

Things didn’t play out quite as planned. It quickly became clear that the adjustments Reinhardt made for the finale were not what his car needed. He slid back a few spots on the opening lap, then a few more about six laps into the event. The slide continued as Reinhardt fought the ill-handling machine until finally retiring with ten laps remaining. He was credited with a 23rd place finish.

Summing It Up

“Obviously we struggled at Lincoln. We need to work on getting better there on the new tire.“, Reinhardt said.

The numbers do reflect Reinhardt’s challenges at Lincoln this year compared to other tracks. He does have one top ten finish, but his average finish prior to Wednesday was 17th, while over at Williams Grove his average finish going into the weekend was 7th.

“We had a great night going at the Grove until I tuned my car right out of the ballpark. Disappointing finish to a good night.“, Reinhardt shared, taking the responsibility squarely on his own shoulders for the adjustments that led to his A-main performance.

Unfortunately, Reinhardt didn’t get another shot to put the full night together. Saturday night’s Morgan Cup finale at Williams Grove Speedway fell victim to the weather.

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Kyle can be contacted via kylereinhardt46@gmail.com.
Up Next

The only event scheduled for the upcoming weekend for Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team is the Kevin Gobrecht Classic Qualifier Sunday evening at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, PA.

Season Stats

14 races, 0 wins, 3 top 5’s, 9 top 10’s, 10 top 15’s

Trivia Question

The answer to last week’s question is Kyle Reinhardt claimed his first All Star Circuit of Champions victory at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, IL!

Now, on to this week’s question. What career did Kyle Reinhardt leave in 2019 to become a full time sprint car driver?

The answer in the next press release!

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Dominic Scelzi Tops Peter Murphy Classic for Third Straight Year

Inside Line Promotions - HANFORD, Calif. (May 17, 2023) - Dominic Scelzi earned his third straight triumph during the finale of the Peter Murphy Classic last Saturday at Kings Speedway.

The victory - his third of the season and second of the year with the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series - capped a stellar weekend that included top fives in both the 410 and 360 divisions on Friday.

"It's huge," said Scelzi, who celebrated in style with a shoey. "For me, Peter is a guy who has been very, very special in my racing career as well as a great friend. He's done a lot for me. Winning as many times as we have now, it's really special. Every year I circle that race on the calendar and I expect greatness out of myself. Jimmy (Carr) has given me a perfect race car three years in a row and we've been able to deliver. Three wins in a row at the same race, you don't see that very often. I just hope we can continue this success year after year."

The opening round featured Scelzi qualifying seventh quickest on Friday to kick off the NARC competition. He then won a heat race, placed fourth in the dash and gained a position to end third in the A Main.

Scelzi was efficient in the Kings of Thunder portion of the program as well, timing in fourth quickest and winning a heat race before picking up a spot in the feature to finish fourth.

"We were really, really good all weekend long," he said. "The first night we made some changes to the car we don't normally do because of the way we thought the track was going. We struggled a little in the 410 feature, but we had a good race car. In the 360 I felt as good as the leaders, but it was tough to pass. The top and the bottom were really even."

The team improved in both divisions on Saturday as Scelzi set quick time in Sprint Car Challenge Series qualifying. He won a heat race from fourth and placed fifth in the dash. Scelzi was battling inside the top five throughout much of the main event before a flat tire sent him to the pits with a DNF.

"We just made some minor tweaks for Saturday," he said. "We didn't change a lot, but the track was a little slower. In the 360 feature we went fifth to second. I was running Corey Day down. The bleeder came out and caused the tire to go flat and explode with four laps to go."

The highlight of the weekend was the NARC action as Scelzi qualified second quickest and maneuvered from fourth to second place in a heat race. He won the pole shuffle to garner the pole position for the main event.

"We were really good," he said. "I ran the bottom and the top. I ran through the middle some as well. I got passed twice for the lead and was able to get them right back. At the end we pulled away for a five-second win. We've been really consistent and fast all year. We're a top-three car and we've been knocking off a lot of wins lately so that's been good."

Scelzi's victory was worth an $11,000 top prize and it was his fifth in the last six NARC A Mains during the Peter Murphy Classic.

Scelzi, who ranks second in the NARC championship standings, joins the series this Friday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., during the Salute to the First Responders.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 12 - Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. (410 sprint car) - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 4 (4); Feature: 3 (4).

May 12 - Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. (360 sprint car) - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 4 (5).

May 13 - Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. (410 sprint car) - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (4); Pole shuffle: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (1).

May 13 - Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. (360 sprint car) - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (4); Dash: 5 (3); Feature: 19 (5).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 3 wins, 9 top fives, 10 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., for the Salute to First Responders with the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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 .

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

Scelzi would like to thank Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Whipple Superchargers, System 1, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Line Oil, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Roth Motorsports, K&N Filters, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Sparco, Allstar Performance, Meridian Steel, Auto Meter, Kenny's Components and Worldwide Bearings for their continued support.

 

 

John Padjen Kids Bike Night on tap for Placerville Speedway Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA…The El Dorado County Fairgrounds based Placerville Speedway is excited to host one of its more anticipated events of the season, with the annual John Padjen “Kids Bike Night” presented by the Pizza Factory set to occur this Saturday May 20th.

All kids 11 and under receive free admission during John Padjen Kids Bike Night on Saturday. As is tradition, children in attendance are invited to race their bikes on the track following heat race competition. Those competing in the races must wear a helmet. Kids on hand will also have a chance to win a new bike.

If you’re looking for a delicious pre-race meal, make sure to stop by the Pizza Factory of Placerville, Pleasant Valley, Pollock Pines, Cameron Park, Auburn, Colfax, Rocklin or Ione to support this Saturday’s presenting sponsor. Outstanding and piping hot pizza, lasagna, freshly made salads and much more is offered at the Pizza Factory.

“This is always an excellent show for the families to come out and enjoy a night of racing,” commented track Promoter Scott Russell. “Kids Bike Night has been one of the long-standing events here and we’re happy to allow those 11 and under into the races for free on Saturday. When it comes to the future of our sport the younger generation is extremely important, so we hope everyone can bring their kids and maybe even some of their friends this weekend.”

This Saturday is also our way to remember former track Promoter John Padjen, who passed away in December of 2021. It was Padjen’s idea that brought about Kids Bike Night, which continues to be a mainstay at both Placerville Speedway and Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway to this day.

“John always had Kids Bike Night at West Capital Raceway, so he decided to bring that over to Placerville and Chico when he started running both venues,” said past Placerville Speedway Promoter Alan Padjen. “The bike nights have always been a hit with the families. It’s great that Placerville Speedway continues that tradition and it’s a perfect event to remember my dad at.” In the early 1980’s, John Padjen came aboard Placerville Speedway to help rescue the community icon that was beginning to struggle in the way of management efforts. Already a successful motorsports promoter in Sacramento, Dixon and Chico, Padjen moved in and helped mold the foothill race facility into the successful, competitive track it is today.

Padjen established a consistent Saturday night program to improve safety and visibility for both drivers and fans.

Tackling the high banked quarter mile this Saturday will be the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, the Anrak Corporation Ltd. Late Models, the Red Hawk Casino Pure Stocks and Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprints.

Modesto’s Tony Gomes, Auburn’s Ray Trimble and Oakley’s Nick Baldwin sit atop the Sprint Car, Late Model and Pure Stock standings respectively going into the final point race until June 24th.

Tickets and Details:

Adult tickets on May 20th cost $20, while seniors 62+, military and juniors 12-17 will be $18. Kids 11 and under are free. Purchase tickets online at https://www.eventsprout.com/event/ppr-2023 or at the gate on race day.

Grandstand seating is general admission, except for the reserved seats marked for season ticket holders. Pit passes can be purchased at the pit gate or on Pit Pay to take advantage of the expanded seating area on the hill.

The pit gate will open at noon, with the front gate opening at 3pm. Happy Hour is offered when the gates open until 6pm in the grandstands featuring live music along with discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer booth. The pit meeting will be held at 4:30pm with cars on track at 5:15. Hot laps, ADCO Driveline qualifying and racing will follow.

For those who can’t make it to the track, CaliDirt.TV will provide live flag-to-flag coverage of every Placerville Speedway point race this season. The live streaming service also includes each event with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour in 2023. Fans can purchase through a monthly membership or on a per race basis via https://calidirt.tv/

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com

Join over 16,800 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2023 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday May 20: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour | John Padjen Kids Bike Night presented by Pizza Factory

Friday June 2: Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial Opening Night Saturday June 3: NARC 410 Sprint Car Series and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | 32nd annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial

 

 

Bates-Hamilton Racing wraps up Peter Murphy Classic with Hard Charger Award

By Gary Thomas

Hanford, CA…Making the haul to Hanford this past weekend, Bates-Hamilton Racing and driver Justyn Cox put together two solid nights of competition, highlighted by a Hard Charger Award with SCCT on Saturday.

“It was definitely a busy weekend for us as a team running with NARC on Friday, and then coming back with both NARC and SCCT on Saturday,” Cox commented. “The Peter Murphy Classic went well overall, and I think we can chalk it up as a success. We racked up a couple of top-10’s with the 410, while also passing a lot of cars in the 360 on Saturday.”

Opening night on Friday at Kings Speedway – Powered by Keller Motors saw Cox qualify sixth in the stout 27-car field with a lap of 13.805. A third-place finish in the heat race placed him in the ninth starting spot for the feature. He would race around P8 early in the contest, before picking off a couple cars to snag sixth around the halfway point. When the checkered flag fell, he crossed the stripe in seventh.

As the weather warmed up nearing triple digits the BHR team returned on Saturday for double duty action with both the Northern Auto Racing Club and the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

On the NARC side of things, the Clarksburg, California racer timed-in fifth quick and picked up a dominating heat race win aboard the benefitRFP/ Lippert Construction/ Dan Ewart Sales/ VinylTech PVC Pipe/ Clow Valve No. 42x.

Following an opening round loss to James McFadden in the pole shuffle, Cox found himself starting sixth in the main event. After the green flag waved, he hovered around 10th in the running order, where he ultimately went on to finish at the Ed Entz checkered.

With the SCCT 360s Cox qualified third in his group and finished third in the opening heat race, giving him an inside row seven starting spot for the feature. It was apparent early on that the 28-year-old had a car to his liking, as he put on a methodical charge forward. He sliced his way into ninth by the halfway point and then eighth with five circuits remaining.

Cox continued the fantastic run by jumping into fifth on lap 28. When all was said and done, his drive from 13th to fifth netted Cox the Pit Stop USA Hard Charger Award. He and BHR now occupy third in the SCCT points going into the next event on May 27th in Marysville.

Next up for Bates-Hamilton Racing will be a visit to Petaluma Speedway for another round of competition with the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series this Saturday May 20th.

The Petaluma 3/8-mile oval has often been a favorable stop for the No. 42x team, as Joshua Bates is a former championship winning car owner on the gumbo with Herman Klein at the helm. Cox currently sits among the top-five in the series standings going into Petaluma.

FloRacing will provide live coverage of the event for those who can’t make it out. Tickets will be available at the gate.

 would like to thank BenefitRFP, Lippert Construction, Dan Ewart Sales, VinylTech PVC Pipe, Clow Valve, Teichert Construction, Advanced Drainage Systems, Custom Pipe and Fabrication, B Scadden Design, Specified Pipe, North Bay Waterworks, SIP, Tigre, Star Pipe Products, McWane Ductile, Kaeding Performance, Kistler Engines, Maxim Racing, Sellers Race Wings, ART Enterprises, Rod Tiner Racing, Tiner-Hirst Enterprise, Vanlare Steering Repair, Arbo-Tec, Performance Powder Coating, Warehouse Paint, Justice Brothers, K1 Race Gear, Arai Helmets and Bullet Impressions for their support this season.

 Kings Speedway Quick Recap-

May 12th with NARC: Qualified (6th), Heat Race (3rd), A-main (7th)

May 13th-

NARC- Qualified (5th), Heat Race (1st), A-main (10th)
SCCT- Qualified (3rd), Heat Race (3rd), A-main (5th)

May 20th: Petaluma Speedway – NARC 410 Sprint Cars

Bates Hamilton Racing is pleased to welcome back Clow Valve for a sixth season. Clow Valve Company’s roots date back to 1878. Then known as James B. Clow & Sons, the company was a jobber of wrought iron pipe and other foundry products.

In 1890, Clow added fire hydrants and waterworks valves to its line by becoming a distributor for the Eddy Valve Company of Waterford, N.Y. Today, Clow Valve Company operates at two locations, with those in Oskaloosa, Iowa, and Riverside, Calif.

To learn more about the company simply visit https://www.clowvalve.com/

To keep up with Bates-Hamilton Racing be sure to like the BHR Page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BatesHamiltonRacing

Follow along on Twitter at https://twitter.com/bhr42x

Make sure to also follow our Instagram page @bhr_42x

 

 

Bubba DeCaires Battles Sprint Car Challenge Tour at Peter Murphy Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA: After a week away from racing due to inclement weather, Bubba DeCaires was back in the central valley of California on Saturday night as he raced to a 16th place finish with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour during the Peter Murphy Classic and Kings Speedway.

“I didn’t get timed in very well in our group and that put us deep in our heat race,” DeCaires said. “We had a couple of things go our way in our heat race and we were able to race directly into the feature event.”

Timing the Thompson’s Toyota/Morrison Concrete/MaxSells.Net backed No. 94 in seventh fastest in his qualifying group, DeCaires put himself in the fourth row of his heat race.

Needing to finish in the Top-Five to avoid the ‘B’, DeCaires got off to a nice start as he jumped into sixth and chased after the fifth and final transfer position. With another car having some misfortune, DeCaires was able to capitalize and move into fifth. Hanging on to the position, DeCaires was safely in the 30-lap feature event where he took the green flag from the 19th starting position.

From the back of the pack, the Elk Grove, CA driver took a liking to the freshly groomed Kings Speedway surface as he jumped into 16th on the first lap and found himself up in 14th a lap later.

Continuing to battle with some of the top 360ci drivers in the region, DeCaires was able to work his way as high as 12th in the action-packed feature as he continued to chase after a spot inside the Top-10.

Holding down 12th, a late restart would hinder DeCaires’ final result as a slight miscue coming back to green saw him slip back to 16th where he ultimately took the checkered flag.

“The end result wasn’t great, but I was really happy with the changes we made and how we ran in the feature,” DeCaires said. “This year I am doing what I can to race at as many places as possible, so we know there are going to be some nights that are tough as we figure our car out at places we haven’t been to a lot before.”

DeCaires would like to thank Thompson’s Toyota, Morrison Concrete, MaxSells.Net, Wion’s Body Shop, and El Dorado Hills Landscaping for their support.

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

ON TAP: DeCaires gets right back to action this weekend as he will be at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Bubba DeCaires by following him on Twitter @G5DeCaires or on Instagram @gregdecaires94.

 


 

EDDIE TAFOYA JR. QUALIFIES FOR BOTH MAINS IN ELDORA SPEEDWAY DEBUT

(Chino, CA, May 12, 2023) Ohio’s Eldora Speedway is one of the most famous and fastest dirt tracks in the world. Over the decades, its famous high banks and high speeds have put fear in the hearts of many racecar drivers. One driver who was not intimidated by the track’s reputation was Chino Hills, California racer Eddie Tafoya, Jr. The rising star took on the track for the first time in the USAC National Sprint Car Series “Let’s Race Two” on May 5th and 6th. Each night he qualified for the main event.

Thirty-five cars signed in for the opening night of the two-night affair. Tafoya, 25, managed to draw a number in qualifying that put him in the second to the last pair on the track. Thinking the outside was gone by that time, he steered the #51T onto the steeply banked surface for his two laps on the clock. The dark-haired racer kept the car on the low line and sped around the bottom. For as late as he went out, he ended up doing well with a lap of 18.269. That was good enough for the 25th best time.

For his heat race, Tafoya was on the inside of row four in the seventh position for the start. He ended up finishing eighth. That meant he had to go to the B main event for another shot at qualifying for the 30-lap A.

The 12-lap B main was transferring six cars to the A. So, that meant Tafoya only had to pass one car for his ticket to the big dance. However, that could sound like a tall order considering he had never been there and the track’s reputation for separating the men from the boys. Somebody apparently forgot to remind Tafoya of that. The rising star looked like Mike Tyson charging out of his corner at the opening bell of a championship fight when the green flag flew. On the second lap, needing only to pass one car to make it into the main event, he passed four! That put him in third place, and he remained there to earn a ticket into the main event on his first-ever appearance at Eldora.

For his initial 30-lapper in Ohio, Tafoya was starting on the inside of the 11th row in the 21st position. When the 24 cars charged into turn one, he was originally in 22nd. Like usual, he began to pick off cars on lap two when he moved up to 21st. On the 3rd go around, he passed a couple of more cars and was quickly up to 19th. At the end of the fifth lap, he had taken over 18th. He stayed there for eight laps before dropping back to 19th and remaining there for the duration of the race.

Night number two at Eldora saw Tafoya switch strategies and move up to the top in qualifying. The fastest of his two laps was 16.908. That was over a second faster than his Friday effort and was good for 26th quickest in the 35-car field.

For his night #2 eight lap heat race, Tafoya began and finished seventh. That meant another trip to the B main. This time he was starting eighth and only had to pass two cars to get into the A. Showing a flare for the dramatics, Tafoya was eighth for the first seven laps. A lap eight yellow saw him pick up one spot to seventh. From the time the green lights flashed back on until lap 11, he remained one position out of the transfer. But with dramatics akin to an NHL hockey overtime, Tafoya swept wide off turn two. Keeping his foot planted on the wide line, he snagged the final transfer spot coming off turn four just before the white flag and qualified for his second Eldora Speedway main in 24 hours.

The 30-lap Saturday A main event at Eldora was the last of Tafoya’s first ever weekend at the track in the “Buckeye State.” For the second night in a row, He was starting in the 21st spot. Initially, the 2019, USAC/CRA and USAC Southwest Series Rookie of the Year, ran in 24th. After briefly sliding into 22nd, he dropped back to 23rd on the eighth go around. He stayed eighth until a late race red flag halted the action with about 10 laps to go. Soon after the race restarted, Tafoya flew into 21st and then drove into the 20th position with nine laps remaining and stayed there through the finish.

Tafoya had a very good introduction to the famed track that is known for not taking any prisoners. He made the main event each night and rolled the car back into the trailer with no damage.

“Any track you go to running 120 miles per hour right on the wall is going to be scary,” Tafoya said. “As you can see, people like Justin (Grant) are just banging it off the fence to win races there so you definitely have to put it aside if you want to do good. Set up-wise it was a little bit different. It was more aggressive than I thought it was going to be, just the tightness of the car wise.”

“I always hope to do well,” Tafoya responded when queried on how he thought he would do going into the weekend. “I have good equipment and have definitely been getting experience under my belt the last couple of years. I feel like it is kind of to the point where it is my job to show up and do that good for my parents, myself, and everyone else who helps me out. I was happy with it.”

“We definitely had to work for both of those (mains),” Tafoya resumed. “Being so late in qualifying, we were the second to last pair both nights. One day (Friday) I tried the bottom because I thought the top was gone. The next night I ran the top. Kind of put us right around the same spot starting pretty deep in the heats. That track has so much momentum. When everyone is that fast it is kind of hard to make up ground and make passes. Luckily in both B mains, I was able to move around, find some speed and find some grip.”

After just a handful of races, Tafoya is 22nd in USAC National Sprint Car points and is only 10 markers out of 19th.

Up next on his schedule is a trip to the “Sprint Car Capital of the World,” Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway, for the June 3rd and 4th USAC National Series races. However, he is currently back in So Cal for the next couple of weeks. If anyone is looking for a competitive driver for the USAC/CRA race on Saturday, May 20th at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway or the Salute to Indy at Perris Auto Speedway on May 27th, Tafoya is available. He can be reached at (909) 393-3999.

The Specialty Fasteners #51T team is always exploring corporate partnership opportunities. If you or your company would like to be a partner with the hard-working sprint car squad, please contact Eddie Tafoya Jr. via phone at (909) 393-3999 or by e-mail at mailto:teamtafoya@aol.com. He will be happy to talk to you and lay out the team’s plans.

Tafoya’s great-looking shirts and hoodies are available online at www.specialty-fasteners.com.

Tafoya has a great YouTube channel at the following link https://www.youtube.com/shorts/1hrmC5L80EU.

Fans can follow Tafoya on Instagram @eddietafoya51.

Tafoya and the #51T team would like to thank Specialty Fasteners, DRC Chassis, Ryder Racing Engines, Simpson Safety Products, Bell, Benic Enterprises, BR Motorsports, PSC Powder Coating, Magik Graphics, Gasper Transportation, Owen’s Insurance Services, and Weld Wheels for supporting its racing program.

Eddie Tafoya Jr. 2023 USAC National Sprint Car Series Schedule

February 13 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, Florida DNS

February 14 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, Florida 13th A Main

February 16 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, Florida 8th B Main

February 17 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, Florida Rained Out

February 18 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, Florida 21st A Main

March 3 Central Arizona Raceway Case Grande, Arizona Rained Out

March 4 Central Arizona Raceway Case Grande, Arizona Rained Out

March 18 Perris Auto Speedway Perris, California 9th A Main

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway Mohave Valley, AZ 12th A Main

April 15 Perris Auto Speedway Perris, California 8th A Main

April 27 Rocket Raceway Park Petty, Texas Rained Out

April 28 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas Rained Out

April 29 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas Rained Out

April 29 I-70 Motorsports Park Odessa, Missouri 7th A Main

May 5 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio 19th A Main

May 6 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio 20th A Main

June 2 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, Iowa

June 3 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, Iowa

July 21 Gas City I69 Speedway Gas City, Indiana

July 22 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana

July 23 Lawrenceburg Speedway Lawrenceburg, Indiana

July 24 Circle City Raceway Indianapolis, Indiana

July 26 TBA

July 27 Lincoln Park Speedway Putnamville, Indiana

July 28 Bloomington Speedway Bloomington, Indiana

July 29 Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, Indiana

August 24 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana

August 25 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana

August 26 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana

 

 

Kyle Keen Hangs Tough With URC at Bedford Before Issues
 

Williams Grove Return Slated for Friday

Abbottstown, PA – May 16, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Kyle Keen has had good speed so far this season. Most weeks he has been in a good position with an opportunity to take his night down a path toward a positive result. A driver can’t ask for much more than that.

Mechanical issues and mistakes, two things all drivers want a chance to go back and do differently, are a just a part of the sport. Keen has certainly experienced both. Those are the things that take your night down the wrong path, away from opportunity. Those are the things teams work so hard to minimize.

The only way to get better at both is to race. Rather than sit at home over the weekend and not get better, Kyle Keen and his team decided they would load up and haul to Bedford Speedway Friday night to compete with the URC.

Date: May 12, 2023
Event: Fast Friday Racing with URC
Track: Bedford Speedway
City, State: Bedford, PA
Quick Stats: 14 cars, Heat 3rd (3), A-main 11th (4)

I Hate Surprises

Keen and his Fine Line Auto Body, Keen Parts/CorvetteParts.net, Doubling Gap Ranch, Shetron, Auction & Equipment, LLC., Wicked Dog Grille, Heishman Racing Fuels, Wicked Cushion, DL Lehman Construction, Gearhead Coffee, Jeremy Zarfos Photography, Coyle’s Lawn Maintenance, 2B Wrapped, 4 Leaf Clover Farms, Turn 2 Terribles Podcast & Media, Kyle Keen Motorsports No.17 started inside row number two for his heat race by virtue of his pill draw.

Although every driver wants to win every race they enter, with all cars transferring from both heats due to the short field, Keen was under no pressure in the heat race. The laps were all about learning what the car needed for the feature later in the evening. The Carlisle, PA native finished 3rd but was clearly using his track time to his advantage. He turned his fastest lap of the event on the final circuit.

Keen started 4th in the 25-lap A-main but slipped to 5th in the early going. For a handful of laps, he slipped back to 6th but around lap twelve the car came to life using the high side of the speedway.

Keen climbed back into 5th on lap twelve and began to run down the 4th place car despite noticing the brakes fading a bit on his No.17. Unfortunately, that’s when he got an unexpected surprise. For some reason, the car jumped out of gear. As he tried to bring the car to a stop, Kyle discovered the brakes were completely gone. That sequence of events brought an end to his night. He officially finished 11th.

“Well, tonight was another night of having a fast race car but not really having anything to show for it at the end of the night.“, Keen commented. “We learned a lot about the new tire and we had a fast car, so there are definitely positives to take away from tonight.”

“If we keep doing what we are doing and putting in the work to eliminate the little issues and mistakes, it will come together for us one of these nights!”, a positive Keen concluded.
Up Next

Kyle Keen returns to Williams Grove Speedway this Friday, May 19th.

Season Stats

5 races, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 2 top 10’s, 3 top 15’s

Trivia Question

The answer to the last trivia question is Kyle Keen’s stepped out of the seat in 2021 and spent the season serving as crew chief for Kenny Heffner’s 305 sprint car!

Now, on to this week’s question. What two sports did Kyle Keen play in high school?

The answer in the next press release!

Partner Spotlight

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Kyle Keen Motorsports press releases: A2DPR.com/latest-news

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Broadcast coverage of Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com

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SPECIAL THANKS

As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return! Below are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these teams do possible. PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help the teams by giving your business to these partners.

Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing!
Kyle Keen leaning into turn one at Bedford Speedway (photo credit: @RealJesseLee/Carberry Creations)
THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!
The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the support during the 2023 racing season!

Fine Line Auto Body

Keen Parts / CorvetteParts.net

Doubling Gap Ranch

Shetron Auction & Equipment, LLC.

Wicked Dog Grille

Heishman Racing Fuels

Wicked Cushion

DL Lehman Construction, LLC

GearHead Coffee

Jeremy Zarfos Photography

Coyles Lawn Maintenance

2B Wrapped

4 Leaf Clover Farms

Turn 2 Terribles Podcast and Media

 

 

Amantea Posts Top Five in Both Micro Sprint and Non-Wing Sprint Car

Inside Line Promotions - BECHTELSVILLE, Pa. (May 16, 2023) - Joey Amantea enjoyed a solid weekend in two different types of race cars.

He recorded a runner-up result in a micro sprint on Friday at Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, Pa., before capturing a fifth-place finish in a Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars show on Saturday at Grandview Speedway.

The action began on Friday with a run from sixth to fourth in a heat race at Linda's Speedway. That garnered a spot in the feature redraw and Amantea drew the pole position for the A Main.

"I was happy to be back at Linda's, a place I've always had success at," he said. "Friday really stings because we had the car to beat. We led the first seven laps of the race. I believe on Lap 5 we had a front motor mount break. The engine moved back and loosened the chain, which caused it to skip on the gears. It made the car very loose and tough to handle. It didn't allow me to shift gears either.

"I'm glad we salvaged a second-place finish. The chain stripped out all of the gears so I don't think we would have lasted much longer."

Amantea and his team switched to non-wing sprint car competition on Saturday at Grandview Speedway, where a charge from sixth to third place in a heat race earned a spot into the feature redraw. Amantea plucked the No. 8 to line up on the outside of the fourth row in the main event.

"We had brake issues we were fighting all night," he said. "We got them fixed for the feature after changing brake systems two times with the help of some friends and competitors. We didn't have much time to set the car up for the feature because of that. We kind of winged it. We were decent, but just needed the brake issue not to happen so we could have focused on the track."

The fifth-place outing was Amantea's fourth top five of the season.

Next up for the team is a USAC East Coast Sprint Cars race on Friday at Clinton County Speedway in Mill Hall, Pa., where Amantea made his debut last year. He won a heat race before finishing fifth in the feature.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 12 - Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, Pa. - Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 2 (1).

May 13 - Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa. - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 5 (8).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 4 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Clinton County Speedway in Mill Hall, Pa., with the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars

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, JPA Masonry, Stinger Race Fuel Products, 600cc Performance, CSI Shocks, Smith Titanium, Radical Race Gear, Pensyl Enterprises and JPA Equipment & Truck Repair for their continued support.

 

 

Bubba DeCaires Battles Sprint Car Challenge Tour at Peter Murphy Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA: After a week away from racing due to inclement weather, Bubba DeCaires was back in the central valley of California on Saturday night as he raced to a 16th place finish with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour during the Peter Murphy Classic and Kings Speedway.

“I didn’t get timed in very well in our group and that put us deep in our heat race,” DeCaires said. “We had a couple of things go our way in our heat race and we were able to race directly into the feature event.”

Timing the Thompson’s Toyota/Morrison Concrete/MaxSells.Net backed No. 94 in seventh fastest in his qualifying group, DeCaires put himself in the fourth row of his heat race.

Needing to finish in the Top-Five to avoid the ‘B’, DeCaires got off to a nice start as he jumped into sixth and chased after the fifth and final transfer position. With another car having some misfortune, DeCaires was able to capitalize and move into fifth. Hanging on to the position, DeCaires was safely in the 30-lap feature event where he took the green flag from the 19th starting position.

From the back of the pack, the Elk Grove, CA driver took a liking to the freshly groomed Kings Speedway surface as he jumped into 16th on the first lap and found himself up in 14th a lap later.

Continuing to battle with some of the top 360ci drivers in the region, DeCaires was able to work his way as high as 12th in the action-packed feature as he continued to chase after a spot inside the Top-10.

Holding down 12th, a late restart would hinder DeCaires’ final result as a slight miscue coming back to green saw him slip back to 16th where he ultimately took the checkered flag.

“The end result wasn’t great, but I was really happy with the changes we made and how we ran in the feature,” DeCaires said. “This year I am doing what I can to race at as many places as possible, so we know there are going to be some nights that are tough as we figure our car out at places we haven’t been to a lot before.”

DeCaires would like to thank Thompson’s Toyota, Morrison Concrete, MaxSells.Net, Wion’s Body Shop, and El Dorado Hills Landscaping for their support.

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

ON TAP: DeCaires gets right back to action this weekend as he will be at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Bubba DeCaires by following him on Twitter @G5DeCaires or on Instagram @gregdecaires94.

 

 

Mallett Excited to Make Debut at Longdale Speedway This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - GREENBRIER, Ark. (May 16, 2023) - Rain stole a pair of ASCS National Tour races in Missouri last weekend from Jordon Mallett, who has now lost 10 planned races due to Mother Nature this season.

"Ten is a lot," he said. "That is a whole lot. We joke about rain this time of the year, but after four, five or six rainouts, this is getting excessive. We can do without some rainouts."

The plan for this weekend is an ASCS National Tour doubleheader on Friday and Saturday at Longdale Speedway in Longdale, Okla. It will mark his debut at the track and first trip to 'The Sooner State' since last July when he placed fifth during a race at Tulsa Speedway in Tulsa.

"I've looked Longdale up on Google satellite and studied it from the aerial, but I haven't watched any videos," he said. "I almost prefer going to new places versus a place we've gone a bunch of times. It's easier to focus as weird as that sounds. When you show up your mind is just on experience versus your notebook when you've been there 15 times. And then you can get buried because the track doesn't do what you think."

At this point Mallett is hopeful just to log laps after wet weather has impeded his racing plan this year. Nine of the 11 scheduled ASCS National Tour races thus far have been rained out. Mallett placed seventh during the season-opening show and 12 th during the second event while battling an ill-handling race car.

Both of those races were nearly one month ago and since then he has only been able to get one night of competition in, although it was short-lived because of a steering problem.

"You can always find stuff to do, but after a while you start rubbing paint off stuff," he said. "We're needing to go somewhere and race. Hopefully the weather cooperates this weekend."

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 5 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Longdale Speedway in Longdale, Okla., with the ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - DynoTech Race Engines

DynoTech Race Engines is an engine building and performance shop, based in Memphis, Tenn., operated by Ricky Stenhouse Sr.

"Ever since I have started working with Ricky he has really helped us step our program up," Mallett said. "He builds extremely good and reliable engines, which speak for themselves. Ricky has helped me get a good grasp on how to keep up with my engine program and the maintenance program. He's become a really good friend and mentor. He always has our back."

Mallett would like to thank Awakening Events, Awakening Foundation, Water for Christ, Porter Commercial Refrigeration, Red River Rack Co., D&K Farms, Powers HVAC, DHR Suspension, Racing Optics, Triple X Race Co., KSE Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sinco, Inc., Autometer, Callies Racing Products, DynoTech Race Engines, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Smiley's Racing Products, MetTec Titanium, MotorState Distributing, DMI, Fast 5 Solutions and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports Scores Podium at Lincoln and Top 10 at Williams Grove

Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (May 16, 2023) - Big Game Motorsports left Central Pennsylvania with a pair of top-six results last week as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series battled with the vaunted Pennsylvania Posse.

It began on Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown with the Gettysburg Clash. David Gravel guided the No. 2 sprint car to the sixth quickest qualifying time in his group before he hustled from third to win a heat race. That earned a spot into the dash and Gravel once again moved forward, driving from sixth to third place.

Gravel battled inside the podium throughout the main event, advancing as high as second before finishing third for his 15 th top five of the season. It marked his 200 th career podium with the World of Outlaws.

"I felt like we had a really fast race car around the top," Gravel said in a post-race interview on DIRTVision. "I felt like we were just as fast as anybody around the top, but Anthony (Macri) was really good running the bottom of (turns) three and four, and that's kind of how he got back by me and won him the race. I think we had a really strong car. Hot laps and qualifying we weren't very good. Heat race, honestly, we weren't very good. We made the car really good in the dash. I think we had a really good car in the feature as well, but needed to be better when the track got slower and around the bottom."

Two nights later Williams Grove Speedway hosted the opening round of the Morgan Cup. Gravel set quick time during qualifying and posted a runner-up result in a heat race to make the dash. He rallied from last - eighth - to fifth in the dash to garner the fifth starting spot in the A Main. Gravel duked it out for a top five throughout the feature before ending sixth.

The Morgan Cup finale on Saturday rained out.

Big Game Motorsports heads to Ohio this weekend to race on Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica and on Saturday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford. Gravel was victorious during World of Outlaws shows at Attica Raceway Park in 2017 and in 2021. He is seeking his first series win at Sharon Speedway.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 10 - Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 1 (3); Dash: 3 (6); Feature: 3 (3).

May 12 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 5 (8); Feature: 6 (5).

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 4 wins, 15 top fives, 19 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and Saturday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a 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. For more information, visit http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com .

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through August, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Midwest Sprint Touring Series and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

TICKET LINK -

To purchase online tickets for events at either Huset's Speedway or at Jackson Motorplex, visit http://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

 

 

Last Lap Keeps Spahr Perfect in ‘23
05-15-2023

This time it was different: no Eshenaur sprint car #5 and no up-front starting position, but with some incredible racing in traffic and a bump-and-run on the last lap, Logan Spahr kept his 2023 River Valley Builders PA Sprint Series record perfect with an improbable victory in the 25-lap feature at Path Valley Speedway Saturday night.

It was the Lewisberry driver’s fourth win in four tries this year and his fifth straight dating back to last October’s Keystone RaceSaver Challenge. While the other wins came in the Wally Eshenaur’s KR MacDonald/High Tech Metals/RL Snyder Electric sprinter, this one was in the Spahr family’s #14 car, which is available when the primary car takes a race off.

A little luck didn’t hurt Saturday. After coming all the way from 16th starting position to third, Spahr used a lap 17 restart to take second from fast-improving Croix Beasom of Mifflintown. Then, when he and leader Mike Melair of Warrington hit traffic after only a couple of green-flag laps, the fans had the show they’d come to see.

First the traffic helped Spahr, but then it helped Melair who looked to have the race sewed up with a lap to go, only to have Matt Tebbs in the front-stretch wall and Ben Miklos backwards at the start-finish line. The leaders avoided the incident, setting up a one-lap sprint to the checkered flag.

Spahr dove to the inside on the start, and the leaders headed down the backstretch side-by-side, making significant contact midway down the straight. Spahr was able to keep his momentum and took the lead for the last half lap, winning by 1.374 seconds.

The runner-up finish was a heartbreaker for Melair, who had led since lap five, when a car being lapped held up initial pace-setter Mike Alleman of Port Royal.

Timmy Bittner of Pine Grove hung around the top five throughout the race and came home third, ahead of Zach Rhodes of McVeytown and Beasom.

Jeff Weaver, Matthew Kline, Robbie Bartchy, Drew Young, and Owen Dimm completed the top 10.

As incredible as it might seem, Spahr’s charge of 16 positions from his starting spot to the win didn’t earn him the Hard Charger Award, ironically put up by one of his sponsors, W.C. Eshenaur & Sons energy services. Fourth-finishing Rhodes advanced 17 positions after starting 21st to claim that prize.

With 25 full-sized sprinters starting a feature on a quarter-mile track, traffic made for some wild swings in position: two other drivers advanced 12 spots and another moved ahead nine.

Five cautions slowed the action, with the one on lap 17 taking out the cars of Doug Dodson, Mariah Romig, and Kasey Weaver. A.J. Barton sustained significant damage in an earlier incident when his car seemed to catch a rut and nailed the turn three fence, and Austin Reed and Matt Tebbs also loaded battered machines.

For Reed, it was the second week in a row for such misfortune, and this time left a definite what-might-have-been, as the 2022 PASS points runner-up had won his heat race by nearly four seconds and seem poised to challenge for the win. Instead, he finished 24th.

Heat race wins went to Brad Mellott, Reed, and Seth Schnoke.

The racing was delayed about an hour by nearly daylong rains, but the Path Valley track team somehow managed to work the surface into shape for a six-division program when just about every nearby speedway cancelled.

Next Saturday, the River Valley Builders PASS tour returns to Selinsgrove Speedway, headlining a program also featuring limited late models and roadrunner stocks.

For the latest news and schedule information, visit www.pasprintseries.com, the PA Sprint Series Facebook page, or @pasprintseries on Twitter. Also check speedway social media outlets for last-minute time or other changes.

Results from Path Valley Speedway, Saturday, May 13

HEAT 1 – 1. 6X-Brad Mellott; 2. 52-Jeff Weaver; 3. 99X-A.J. Barton; 4. 01-Timmy Bittner; 5. 71-Josh Spicer; 6. 14-Logan Spahr; 7. 48-Derek Swartz; 8. 31Z-Zach Rhodes; 9. 99-Jonathan Swift.

HEAT 2 – 1. 34-Austin Reed; 2. 98-Croix Beasom; 3. 25K-Matthew Kline; 4. 15T-Matt Tebbs; 5. 17-Owen Dimm; 6. 29B-Robbie Bartchy; 7. 1M-Paul Moyer; 8. 7-Drew Young.

HEAT 3 – 1. 29R-Seth Schnoke; 2. 36-Mike Melair; 3. 20-Doug Dodson; 4. 46-Mike Alleman; 5. 98S-Bill Sheehan; 6. 9-Mariah Romig; 7. 47-Ben Miklos. DNS – 4W-Kasey Weaver.

FEATURE – 1. 14-Logan Spahr; 2. 36-Mike Melair; 3. 01-Timmy Bittner; 4. 31Z-Zach Rhodes; 5. 98-Croix Beasom; 6. 52-Jeff Weaver; 7. 25K-Matt Kline; 8. 29B-Robbie Bartchy; 9. 7-Drew Young; 10. 17-Owen Dimm; 11. 29R-Seth Schnoke; 12. 99-Jonathan Swift; 13. 71-Josh Spicer; 14. 48-Derek Swartz; 15. 1M-Paul Moyer; 16. 46-Mike Alleman; 17. 15T-Matt Tebbs (DNF); 18. 47-Ben Miklos; 19. 98S-Bill Sheehan; 20. 4W-Kasey Weaver (DNF); 21. 6X-Brad Mellott (DNF); 22. 20-Doug Dodson (DNF); 23. 9-Mariah Romig (DNF); 24. 34-Austin Reed (DNF); 25. 99X-A.J. Barton (DNF).

 

 

Alex Pokorski charges to career-best podium

PDTR 360 Sprint Car showing

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 16, 2023 – In his fourth season behind the week of a Sprint Car, Alex Pokorski put his improved comfort and confidence level at the controls of the No. 4 Akright Auto Racing Team 360 Sprint Car on full display as he stormed up seven spots to record a career-best third place finish in a 25-lap Plymouth Dirt Track Racing – Midwest Sprint Car Association main event at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, May 13.

The West Bend, Wis. driver bolted out of the gate in the second PDTR 360 Sprint Car event of the 2023 season at The Plymouth Dirt Track by qualifying second overall in the 28-car field with a lap of 12.930 seconds.

Pokorski then started and finished third in the first 10-lap PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Car heat race to earn a berth in the 25-lap main event.

After starting 10th in the 23-car A-main field, Pokorski moved up to the high groove of the wide, black slick and smooth track surface and quickly began to work his way up through the field. On lap 4, Pokorski passed Kevin Karnitz before passing Tony Wondra on lap 5 to move into fourth in the running order.

The second caution flag of the race flew on lap 12 for the stalled car of Chris Larson, which allowed the field to bunch up behind race leader Brandon McMullen. Pokorski then used a low move on Ben Schmidt to advance to third place in turn one on lap 15.

Over the final 10 laps of the race, heavy lapped traffic and the increasingly rubber down track surface became more of a factor in the race as the majority of the field, including Pokorski, held tight to the low groove of the third-mile clay oval.

Pokorski stayed smooth in the closing laps to register a career-best third place A-main showing in a race won by Brandon McMullen.

“The car was set up nicely for qualifying, and we were really close to setting quick time,” Pokorski said. “We were a bit too loose in the heat race. I also made a few mistakes on the initial start and restart, but luckily, we still finished third. The car was really dialed in for the A main. The track did just what we were predicting, so we were ready for the dry slick early and the rubber that came later on. The car was fast from the beginning on the cushion. Later in the race, I was able to find the rubber right away and adjust my line.

“The fastest groove moved down the track as more rubber set in, which made it hard to pass in the last five laps or so,” he said. “The team has been really on top of setups, and we've figured out how to make this car fast, it seems. I have to thank them for giving me a great car in the two races so far this year. I think I have also been able to cut out some driver mistakes and improve my decision-making during the race. Those two or three factors paired with the new car Spyder [Akright] put me in have really made a big difference this year. I'm looking forward to the rest of the season!”

Alex Pokorski and the Akright Auto Racing Team will return to PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Car action at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, May 20 for an all-open wheel program also featuring the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series and Badger Midgets.

Pit gates open at 2 p.m., followed by grandstand gates at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 5:30 p.m.

Sponsors and supporters for Alex Pokorski and the 2023 Akright Auto Racing Team include Akright Auto, Petersen Septic Systems, Goeden Auto Body, Novak’s Service Center, Wisconsin Bank and Trust, Homestead Auto, Cedar Valley Hunt Club, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions.

Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team Sponsor Showcase – Akright Auto

Located at 106 North Bluebird Lane in Sheboygan Falls, Wis. Akright Auto has served as a reliable source for auto parts since 1940.

With a highly trained staff of auto parts professionals, Akright Auto is well prepared to assist customers with vehicle repair needs with a wide assortment of affordable, high-quality auto parts available on site. If a part is not available, Akright Auto offers next-day delivery services.

In addition, Akright Auto provides full auto salvage services, along with a 90-day standard warranty on all parts purchases.

Contact Akright Auto by phone at 920-467-4201, toll free at 800-400-4201, via email at dakright12@gmail.com or visit www.akrightauto.com.

For more information on Alex Pokorski and the No. 4 Akright Auto Racing Team, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook at https://facebook.com/pokorskimotorsports 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.

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Alex Pokorski - Akright Auto Racing Team

2023 Upcoming Schedule

Saturday, May 20 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.

Saturday, May 27 – Wilmot Raceway, Wilmot, Wis.

Saturday, June 3 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.

Sunday, June 4 - Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis.

Alex Pokorski

Akright Auto Racing Team 4

2023 Season

By The Numbers

Total Events – 2

A Main Victories – 0

B Main Victories – 0

Top Five A Main Finishes – 2

Top 10 A Main Finishes – 2

Top 15 A Main Finishes – 2

Heat Race Victories – 1

Fast Qualifier Award – 0

Paul Pokorski

Akright Auto 53A

2023 Season

By The Numbers

Total Events – 0

A Main Victories – 0

B Main Victories – 0

Top Five A Main Finishes – 0

Top 10 A Main Finishes – 0

Top 15 A Main Finishes – 0

Heat Race Victories – 0

Fast Qualifier Awards – 0

 

Zearfoss looks ahead to Ohio doubleheader at Attica and Sharon
ByTyler Altmeyer
May 15, 2023

2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 9th | 2276 points

JONESTOWN, Pa. (May 15, 2023) – It was a tough weekend in the Keystone State for Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing, and although the Jonestown, Pennsylvania-based World of Outlaws program was unable to achieve high success with the Greatest Show On Dirt during visits to Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown and Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, the team is already looking ahead, aiming big in an upcoming Ohio pair on Friday and Saturday, May 19-20.

Zearfoss, ace of the Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Milton Hershey School, A. Lane Living, No. 3Z sprint car, will visit Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Friday, May 19, followed by a stop at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Saturday, May 20. Zearfoss is certainly no stranger to action in the Buckeye State, highlighting prior results with a $15,000 Brad Doty Classic title featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions.

The “Jonestown Jet” was scored 24th and 25th in the aforementioned visits to Lincoln and Williams Grove.

“Not the results we wanted, especially that close to home, but it was good to be back in front of our hometown fans and partners. That never gets old,” Zearfoss explained. “All we can do now is aim for big results this weekend in Ohio. We’ve had some big success at Attica, so there’s no reason why we can’t repeat that.”

ON DECK:
Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a swing through the Buckeye State, first visiting Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Friday, May 19, followed by a stop at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Saturday, May 20.

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., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Milton Hershey School, A. Lane Living, Berkebile Oil Company, XXX Race Company, K1 RaceGear, BK Titanium, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, Walker Performance Filtration, Bell Helmets, System 1 Pro Ignition, Allstar Performance, Wilwood, FK Rod Ends, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and CSI Shocks.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Press: www.fullyinjected.com
Online Home: www.brockzearfoss.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing
Merchandise: http://www.brockzearfoss.com/shopping/

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2023 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics:
Wins: 0
Top-5s: 1
Top-10s: 2

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Earned top-ten performance against All Star Circuit of Champions in Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals; finished seventh on Wednesday, February 8. Hard charged from 18th to finish tenth in Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals make-up feature contested Sunday evening, March 5 – earned evening’s Hard Charger Award. Finished 11th at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama, on Friday, March 24. Finished fifth at US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri, on Friday, April 7.


 


Dietrich rolls home second in Selinsgrove’s Ray Tilley Classic; Wayne County and PA Triple ahead
ByTyler Altmeyer
May 15, 2023

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (May 15, 2023) – In all, a stout week and weekend through the Keystone State for Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing, not only recording a runner-up finish in Selinsgrove Speedway’s annual Ray Tilley Classic on Sunday, May 14, but padding his recent stat chart with a top-five against the World of Outlaws at Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday, May 10.

Dubbed the Gettysburg Clash, Dietrich finished fourth in his Lincoln Speedway appearance, driving forward from tenth on the A-Main grid, and qualifying for the 35-lapper with a third-place finish during his respective heat race. The Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, native is two for two within the top-ten against the World of Outlaws at Lincoln Speedway this season, finishing sixth in his first try on Saturday, March 18.

Dietrich would go on to finish 15th against the Greatest Show On Dirt at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 12. To no surprise, the end result was the product of forward progress, rallying ahead from row 12.

“It was a sound weekend for this team. Our goal is to win, but consistency and forward progress is just as important and we certainly put that to practice,” Dietrich, driver of Gary Kauffman’s Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, #1 Cochran Expressway, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Self Made Racing, No. 48 sprint car, said. “We have another busy week and weekend ahead. We’re excited to get rolling.”

ON DECK:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2023 campaign with another high-paced weekend in the northeast, set to invade Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway/Fonda Speedway/Lincoln Speedway, and BAPS Motor Speedway in consecutive fashion on Friday through Sunday, May 19-21. In addition, Dietrich will join the High Limit Sprint Car Series at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Tuesday, May 16; the event will award $32,023-to-win.

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, #1 Cochran Expressway, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Self Made Racing, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, East Park Automotive Inc., RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc, Bollinger Construction, Blud Lubricants.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gkrracing
Twitter: www.twitter.com/dannydietrich
Merchandise: www.dannydietrich.com/merch
News: www.dannydietrich.com
News: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com.

STATS:
2023 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 15
Top-10s: 16
Wins: 1

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Finished third during the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season opener contested Friday evening, February 10 (Volusia Speedway Park). Finished third and fourth, respectively, in Lincoln Speedway’s opening pair contested Thursday and Sunday, February 23 and 26. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 4. Finished fourth in Port Royal Speedway’s season opener on Sunday, March 5. Finished sixth during World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series action at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 18. Finished second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 1. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 8. Finished second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 14. Finished fourth at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 16. Finished second in Williams Grove Speedway’s Tommy Hinnershitz Classic on Friday, April 21. Won first race of the season at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, April 23. Finished third on back-to-back occasions; Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 5, and Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, May 6. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash (WoO) on Wednesday, May 10. Finished second at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, May 14.

2023 Wins: Selinsgrove Speedway (April 23)

2022 Wins: 14 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/26), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/2), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/16), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/30), (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/3), (Lincoln Speedway – Steve Smith Tribute [$19,000]: 6/4) (Attica Raceway Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/10) (Limaland Motorsports Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/17) (Selinsgrove Speedway – PA Sprint Speedweek Finale | Opperman-Bogar-Heintzelman Memorial [$10,099]: 7/3) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 7/24) (Port Royal Speedway | Living Legends Dream Race: 7/30) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Lincoln Speedway | Night of Champions: 10/15)

 

Whittall finds top-five in Sunday Selinsgrove visit
ByTyler Altmeyer
May 15, 2023

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (May 15, 2023) – Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports added another mark to the top-ten column on Sunday night at Selinsgrove Speedway, a top-five mark at that, finishing fifth in the speedway’s annual Ray Tilley Classic that featured not only a stout Pennsylvania contingent, but a select national invader.

Whittall, ace of his own JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, Enterprise, Prime Composite Innovations, K Seal, No. 67 sprint car, started seventh in his top-five pursuit, working forward to lock down his top performance of the year, simultaneously bumping his season’s top-ten total to six.

The Selinsgrove Speedway result acted as a great rebound for the Vincentown, New Jersey-based open wheel program, as the team was unable to qualify for World of Outlaws main event competition at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 12; they were 12th in the Last Chance Showdown.

“It was a great way to cap the weekend. We’re getting closer and closer to that first win of the season,” Whittall said. “Hats off to this team. It can be tough when racing with the Outlaws, but to rebound for a top-five just a few nights later says so much. We’ll work to keep these results coming.”

ON DECK:
Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports will continue their 2023 campaign with another routine weekend in the Keystone State, set to visit Williams Grove Speedway ($5,000-to-win) on Friday, May 19, and Port Royal Speedway ($6,000-to-win) on Saturday, May 20.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, Enterprise, Prime Composite Innovations, K Seal.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/justinwhittallmotorsports
Twitter: www.twitter.com/justinwhittall
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.justinwhittallmotorsports.com.

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.

2023 STATISTICS:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 1
Top-Tens: 6

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Finished ninth in Lincoln Speedway’s Icebreaker [Round #2] on Sunday, February 26; started 17th. Finished seventh from 14th in Port Royal Speedway’s season opener on Sunday, March 5 – Hard Charger Award. Finished ninth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 1. Finished sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 8. Finished eighth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 5. Finished fifth at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, May 14.

2022 Wins: 1 (Port Royal Speedway | $6,000 | October 14)

 

 

Thiel and Premier Motorsports find success in All Star Midwest pair; New York triple ahead for Series
By Fully Injected Motorsports: SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (May 15, 2023) - As expected, the “Big Wheel” Scotty Thiel and Premier Motorsports rolled into the All Star Circuit of Champions weekend at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois, and Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, with confidence and determination, eager to enter events in familiar ...

Whittall finds top-five in Sunday Selinsgrove visit
By Fully Injected Motorsports: VINCENTOWN, N.J. (May 15, 2023) - Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports added another mark to the top-ten column on Sunday night at Selinsgrove Speedway, a top-five mark at that, finishing fifth in the speedway’s annual Ray Tilley Classic that featured not only a stout Pennsylvania contingent, but ...

Dietrich rolls home second in Selinsgrove’s Ray Tilley Classic; Wayne County and PA Triple ahead
By Fully Injected Motorsports: GETTYSBURG, Pa. (May 15, 2023) - In all, a stout week and weekend through the Keystone State for Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing, not only recording a runner-up finish in Selinsgrove Speedway’s annual Ray Tilley Classic on Sunday, May 14, but padding his recent stat chart ...

Zearfoss looks ahead to Ohio doubleheader at Attica and Sharon
2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 9th | 2276 points By Fully Injected Motorsports: JONESTOWN, Pa. (May 15, 2023) - It was a tough weekend in the Keystone State for Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing, and although the Jonestown, Pennsylvania-based World of Outlaws program was unable to achieve high ...

Schatz works for podium in Williams Grove’s Morgan Cup opener; Attica, Sharon next
2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 6th | 2478 points Date: Wednesday, May 10thEvent: Gettysburg ClashSeries: World of Outlaws Sprint Car SeriesTrack: Lincoln Speedway (Abbottstown, Pennsylvania)Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 11th (7th)Date: Friday, May 12thEvent: Morgan Cup OpenerSeries: World of Outlaws Sprint Car SeriesTrack: Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, Pe

 

 

Greg Wilson finds rhythm in successful Ohio/Pennsylvania weekend; WoO double on deck

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

BENTON RIDGE, Ohio (May 15, 2023) – Despite a tough start to the year that left Greg Wilson and Greg Wilson Racing scratching their heads, things turned for the better in a hurry, ultimately checking off three consecutive top-ten scores in three starts on Friday through Sunday, May 12-14. For Wilson, the weekend results are his best of the season by far, nearly attaining his first victory of the year in a Sunday visit to Knox Raceway in Knox, Pennsylvania.

Featuring the regionally-based FAST Series, Wilson finished second in the aforementioned Sunday stop at Knox, leading a portion of the program from the front row before slipping to second behind Brandon Spithaler. The podium was Wilson’s first of the year, the highlight of the weekend that also included a tenth-place finish in Attica Raceway Park’s Attica/Fremont Championship Series program on Friday, and a sixth-place rally at Sharon Speedway on Saturday; he started 14th.

Wilson’s progress will be put to the test this weekend, as the Benton Ridge, Ohio, native plans to join the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series in visits to Attica and Sharon on Friday and Saturday, May 19-20.

“We’re making some gains, not only as a team, but also as a driver. It’s exciting to see our progress,” Wilson, driver of the Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics Warehousing and Transportation, No. W20 sprint car, mentioned. “It was a tough first part of the year, but hopefully this is the start of a long momentum swing. Certainly wouldn’t be in this position without everyone at Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, and Ohio Logistics. Their dedication and support never goes unnoticed.”

ON DECK: Greg Wilson and Greg Wilson Racing will continue their 2023 campaign with a World of Outlaws weekend through the Buckeye State, first joining the Series at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Friday, May 19, followed by a visit to Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Saturday, May 20. Sunday’s agenda is still up for discussion.

SPECIAL THANKS: Greg Wilson and Greg Wilson Racing would like to thank all of their primary and secondary marketing partners including: Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics Warehousing and Transportation, SandRidge Customs, Banshee Graphics, and CJMM.

Greg Wilson Racing product partners include: Kistler Racing Engines, Rider Racing Engines, Winters Performance, All-Pro Cylinder Heads, Simpson Racing Products, BRS Berryman Racing Shocks, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Smith Titanium, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Nagy Equipment Sales, Inter-state Truck Repair, Ultra-Shield Race Products, Triple XXX Race Cars, Real-Capz, KSE Race Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, TI22, King Racing Products, Sharp Advantage, Saldana Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, HRP Hepfner Racing Products, Burns Petroleum, GRC Greber Racing Components, FK Shocks, Fully Injected Motorsports

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gregwilsonracing/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/gregwilsonw20 News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com

2023 STATISTICS: Top-fives: 1 Top-tens: 3 Wins: 0

2023 HIGHLIGHTS: Kicked-off 2023 campaign with All Star Circuit of Champions action at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida, on Monday and Tuesday, February 13-14. Finished 16th in Attica Raceway Park’s Core & Main Spring Nationals finale on Saturday, April 15. Finished tenth at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, May 12. Rallied from 14th to finish sixth in Sharon Speedway visit on Saturday, May 13. Finished second in FAST Series program at Knox Raceway in Knox, PA, on Sunday, May 14.


 


Andrews rallies for top-five at Fremont; WoO and AFCS on deck
ByTyler Altmeyer
May 15, 2023

SANDUSKY, Ohio (May 15, 2023) – Another weekend in the Buckeye State resulted in another success story for Chris Andrews and newly formed Chris Andrews Racing, and although the Sandusky, Ohio-based open wheel program missed the top-ten in their Friday night visit to Attica Raceway Park, the statistic flipped the following evening, Saturday, May 13, at Fremont Speedway where Andrews recorded his second top-five of the season.

Andrews, ace of the Ohio Truck Sales/Fleet Capital No. 15C sprint car, finished fifth in Fremont’s Attica/Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) program, climbing forward five positions after starting tenth on the 30-lap grid. The former two-time Attica Raceway Park track champion opened Fremont’s $4,000-to-win showcase with the sixth-fastest qualifying time, racing on to finish third in his respective heat race.

Although finishing 11th at Attica on Friday, May 12, Andrews’ preliminary effort was sound and consistent, not only timing third-quick overall, but continuing on to find a win during heat race action; he started eighth on the feature grid.

“We’re still getting things dialed in, but we’re making progress. All in all, I’m pleased with our results and I’m proud of this entire team. They work hard and I owe our results to them,” Chris Andrews explained. “We have a big one coming up on Friday at Attica, so we’ll put our notes to the test and see where we stand.”

ON DECK:
Chris Andrews and Chris Andrews Racing will continue their 2023 campaign with another action-packed weekend in the Buckeye State, first joining the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, May 19, followed by an AFCS stop at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 20.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Chris Andrews and Chris Andrews Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including Ohio Truck Sales and Fleet Capital.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisAndrewsRacin
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisAndrews15C
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ChrisAndrews15C/
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.chrisandrewsracing.com.

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Attica Raceway Park online at www.dirtvision.com.

2023 STATISTICS:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 2
Top-Tens: 2

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Opened 2023 season with an All Star Circuit of Champions doubleheader at Attica Raceway Park; qualified for each of the Core & Main Spring Nationals main events. Finished fourth in Fremont Speedway’s season opener on Saturday, May 6. Climbed from tenth to fifth in AFCS program at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 13.

 

 

Bayston powers ahead in Lincoln’s Gettysburg Clash; Ohio double next on WoO agenda

2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 7th | 2428 points

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

CARLISLE, Pa. (May 15, 2023) - A competitive weekend in the Keystone State resulted in a top-ten finish for Spencer Bayston and Carlisle, Pennsylvania-based CJB Motorsports, doing so in Lincoln Speedway’s annual Gettysburg Clash on Wednesday evening, May 10. Bayston, the reigning World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year who is currently seventh in the championship standings, finished sixth in his Lincoln top-ten appearances, climbing ahead five positions after starting 11th on the evening grid.

In all, a great effort all around for Bayston at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway, kicking off the program with the second-fastest time in his respective group, followed by a third-place finish during his respective heat race. Bayston’s eventual top-ten would propel his season total to ten in 19 starts.

Unfortunately, the team was unable to repeat success at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 12; Bayston finished 18th.

“It was a tough night for us at Williams Grove. Mistakes at a place like that seem to be magnified and it’s tough to get back out of a hole,” Bayston, driver of the TrueTimber Camo, Rothco, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, No. 5 sprint car, said. “To make up significant spots, things really have to fall your way, but they didn’t seem to do that on Friday. We’ll get our chance at redemption when we return to Williams Grove Speedway in July.”

ON DECK:
Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a swing through the Buckeye State, first visiting Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Friday, May 19, followed by a stop at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Saturday, May 20.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners: TrueTimber Camo, Rothco, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, Highlands’ Power Sports, High Performance Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Allstar Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Walker Filtration, Schoenfeld Headers, Ti22 Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Fine Line Auto Body, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Smith Titanium, HRP, Factory Kahne Shocks, Ultrashield, Andrews Quick Change Gears, Blackbeard, Vahlco Wheels, Kinsler Fuel Injection, ATL, Winters, Fastener Specialties, KSE Racing Products, System 1 Pro Ignition, Maxim Racing, KH Suspension, RRi Designs, QuickCar Racing Products, Outerwears, Moose Blocks, Safety-Kleen.

2023 WORLD OF OUTLAWS STATISTICS:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 3
Top-Tens: 10

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Kicked-off 2023 campaign with back-to-back top-ten scores against the All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7-8; finished fourth and eighth, respectively. Finished sixth and fifth at Volusia Speedway Park (DIRTcar Nationals make-up feature and Spring Showdown finale) on Sunday and Monday, March 5-6. Finished third at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama, on Friday evening, March 24; Spencer Bayston’s first-ever visit to Talladega. Finished eighth and ninth, respectively, in Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s two-day Texas Outlaw Nationals on Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1. Finished fourth in the Jason Johnson Classic at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday, April 8. Finished seventh during High Limit Sprint Car Series competition at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, on April 11. Finished eighth during I-55 Showdown at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Friday, April 14. Finished tenth during action at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana, on Saturday, April 29. Finished seventh from 12th in Eldora Speedway’s Let’s Race Two finale on Saturday, May 6. Finished sixth in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash on Wednesday, May 10.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
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Twitter: www.twitter.com/cjb_51
Instagram: www.instagram.com/cjbmotorsports5
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.cjbmotorsports.net
Merchandise: www.spencerbayston.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

 

Schatz works for podium in Williams Grove’s Morgan Cup opener; Attica, Sharon next


2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 6th | 2478 points

Date: Wednesday, May 10th
Event: Gettysburg Clash
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Lincoln Speedway (Abbottstown, Pennsylvania)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 11th (7th)

Date: Friday, May 12th
Event: Morgan Cup Opener
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 3rd (6th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 15, 2023) - Ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, has certainly had his fair share of success in the Keystone State, and although the Fargo, North Dakota, native was unable to pattern his success with a victory, he accomplished the next best thing and left Pennsylvania with a podium score, doing so at the world-famous Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday, May 12.

Schatz, ace of the Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Motor Company, Ford Performance, MadJax XSeries, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts, No. 15 sprint car, finished third in his podium outcome, climbing ahead three spots after starting the Morgan Cup preliminary from the outside of row three. The podium performance increased Schatz’ total at Williams Grove Speedway to an incredible 56, also boosting his recent podium tally three in his last four World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series starts.

The ten-time champ sealed third with six laps remaining, scooting by St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu with a slider through turns one and two. Schatz kicked-off the evening program with a runner-up result during heat race competition.

“We made up some spots,” Schatz said. “That’s what you’ve got to do. The guys just keep taking big swings at it. I just can’t seem to get slowed down when I need to slow down, and I can’t get sped up when I need to go. But we’re digging and working on it. We’re doing a great job. Scuba (Steve Swenson), he’s pulling everything out of the hat he can. They’re doing what they can. It’s a decent run here to get us a decent spot.”

Other recent results for Donny Schatz includes an 11th-place score in Lincoln Speedway’s annual Gettysburg Clash on Wednesday, May 10; he started seventh.

ON DECK:
Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a swing through the Buckeye State, first visiting Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Friday, May 19, followed by a stop at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Saturday, May 20.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Donny Schatz and Tony Stewat/Curb-Agajanian Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Motor Company, Ford Performance, MadJax XSeries, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts.

Broadcast Coverage:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com

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

2023 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics:
Races: 19
Wins: 0
Top-5s: 7
Top-10s: 8

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Eyeing Continued Success at Knoxville Raceway and Huset's Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (May 15, 2023) - Kaleb Johnson has a familiar racing schedule this weekend.

Johnson will venture to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday before tackling Spartan ER Night at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on Sunday.

It's the same schedule that he had last weekend, but both nights rained out. It marked the fifth of six scheduled races at Knoxville Raceway to rain out this season and was the season opener at Huset's Speedway.

"Rain has hammered us this year," he said. "We've lost six of our 10 scheduled races to wet weather so far."

Johnson was able to produce a pair of top 10s during his lone visit to Knoxville Raceway this season, but his sights are set on success at Huset's Speedway in 2023. Last year he garnered the Rookie of the Year Award and a fifth-place result in the championship standings in the Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars division thanks to six top fives - tied for the third most - and nine top 10s.

"I kind of did surprise myself," he said. "As the year went on we got better and started qualifying better. Putting yourself in the redraw gives you a chance to win. Being patient is my model for this year.

"The biggest things I learned last year were consistency and probably patience. I had chances to win a couple of races last year. You get into traffic so quick. You have to make moves, but be patient at the same time. You're not going to win it on Lap 18 or when you're lapping the first car. You have to be patient, but also make aggressive moves."

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., for Spartan ER Night

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Construction Products & Consultants

Construction Products & Consultants, which has been owned and operated in Sioux Falls, S.D., since 1992, helps builders of all skill levels see their project through to completion. For more information, visit http://www.ConstructionProductsSD.com .

"I've worked at Construction Products & Consultants for a little over three years," Johnson said. "We specialize in concrete and masonry products. It's pretty cool to have your work on the side of your race car and help you out in a big way."

Johnson would like to thank Merle Johnson Farm Toys, Oddson Underground, Inc., Folkens Brothers Trucking, Joel Pingeon Trucking, Blondie Motorsports, Construction Products & Consultants, GRP Motorsports, Innovative Design/Sletten Properties, Turn 2 Lodge, Cressman Sanitation, Hohn Palmer LLC, State Bank of Fairmont, AB Custom Construction, Specialized Caulking Sealants, The Minnesota Mafia, Guaranteed Rate-Mike Brudigan Home Loans, The Ron Weber Team, David Kramer Drywall, Big Al's Diecast, Heartland Properties, Dave's Lawn Care & Landscaping, TL Racing, Hepfner Racing Products, TJ Forged Wheels, Howe Motorsports, Moyle Racing Engines, Kistler Racing Engines, Forged in Dirt and Team DGRD for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Records Runner-Up Result During Skagit Speedway Season Opener

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (May 15, 2023) - Trey Starks tied a season-best result with a second-place showing last Saturday during the Skagit Speedway season opener.

Starks kicked off his night in a 360ci winged sprint car by setting quick time during qualifying.

"We went out early in qualifying and laid down a good lap to get quick time," he said. "We were pretty good in the heat to go from fourth to second. We drew the No. 4 for the dash with the top eight redrawing. We got to second on the first lap. I challenged for the lead, but he saw my nose and pulled down where I was running."

A charge from fourth to second place in both a heat race and the dash lined Starks up on the outside of the front row in the A Main.

"In the feature we had three original starts," he said. "On the first one they called the polesitter for jumping. On the second we had a good start and had a run on the leader, but a red came out before we completed a lap. On the third start I think he picked up on what I was doing so he took my line away going into turn one, which killed my run. I fell into second and chased for a while.

"We got into traffic about five laps in. That was pretty thick and the track was a little narrow. I got moved up out of the groove, which dropped us to third. We had a red on Lap 7 and two more reds on each ensuing restart. It took a while for the race to develop. We finally got going and nearly ran green to checkered after that with maybe one other caution. In traffic we got back into second and I want to say the last 10 laps or so I was close to the leader, but with moving through traffic there wasn't enough room to make a move."

Starks will return to the track this Saturday for the 410ci winged sprint car season opener. He is the defending track champion in the division.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 13 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 2 (4); Feature: 2 (2).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.StarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

 

 

Huset's Speedway Set for Season Opener Sunday During Spartan ER Night

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (May 15, 2023) - This Sunday will be Take 2 for the Huset's Speedway season opener.

Mother Nature captured the scheduled opener last weekend. The high-banked oval hosts Spartan ER Night this Sunday when the Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars, the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series and the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks fill the program.

The gates open at 4:30 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m.

Brooke Tatnell (the Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars), Jacob Hughes (the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series) and Zach Olivier (the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks) are the defending track champions.

All three divisions are expected to field a stout corps of drivers with an enhanced weekly purse in place as well as a strong points fund up for grabs in the Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars division. The top 15 in points who are eligible will receive points fund money, led by the winner's share of $12,000.

Additionally, each Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars main event will pay $5,000 to win this season.

Huset's Speedway continues its sale for tickets purchased in advance in 2023.

Adult tickets are $20 at the gate or $17 if purchased in advance. Tickets for students 13-years-old to 18-years-old are $10 at the gate or $8 in advance. Children 12-years-old and younger get in free.

Event tickets can be purchased online at https://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

UP NEXT -

Sunday for Spartan ER Night featuring the Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars, the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series and the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HusetsSpeedwaySD

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

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/HusetsSpeedwaySD

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a 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.

 

 

Joel Myers Jr Set For Petaluma Speedway Return Saturday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA: While Joel Myers Jr’s first three races in California haven’t gone to plan, the youngster is hoping a homecoming at Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night can get help him get out of his current funk.

“These first couple races have been tough for us,” Joel Myers Jr said. “We had a part failure at Antioch, and then this past weekend in Hanford, CA we just couldn’t get going and struggled both nights. Petaluma Speedway was good to me the last time I ran there, so hopefully we can get going this weekend and build up some momentum.”

Joel Myers Jr and the Joel Myers Racing team travelled to Kings Speedway in Hanford, CA over the weekend to compete with the King of the West/NARC Series for two nights at the 9th Peter Murphy Classic.

Friday night the action came to life with Myers Jr timing the All About Fire Protection/Hi-Plains Building Division/Dirt Dudes Excavating No. 46jr in 11th fastest in time trials amongst the 27 cars checked into the pit area.

Lining up third in his heat race, the Sebastopol, CA driver slipped back to finish fifth, however was still locked into the feature event as he took the green flag from the 14th starting position.

Settling into 14th when the race came to life, Myers ran into issues on the third lap as contact from another car sent him into a spin and he ended up stalled on the track and facing the wrong direction.

Forced to the tail end of the field, Myers did restart and was able to pick up a few positions as he worked his way back into 16th. Once in 16th, Myers Jr went a lap down on the 21st lap, and made the decision to end his night early as he was credited with a 17th place finish.

Back in action on Saturday night for the event’s finale, Myers Jr got the night underway by timing in 17th quickest in the qualifying session. Lining up sixth in his heat race, a fifth place finish put him in the seventh row for the 30-lap feature event.

From the back of the field in the feature, Myers Jr was unable to get going on the slick surface, as passing proved to be tough as the field strung out around the 3/8 mile facility.

When the dust settled on the race, Myers Jr capped his night off with a 17th place finish.

“We have some work to do this week, because we are a little off,” Myers Jr said. “Hoping the rain is finally behind us, and we can get into a groove of racing weekly again. Thank you to everyone who supports us.”

Joel Myers Jr Racing would like to thank All About Fire Protection, Hi-Plains Building Division, DirtDudes Excavating, PitStopUSA, System 1 Ignition, Weld, Smith Ti, Culvert Ops, Economy Plumbing, Cartronics, NorCal Powersports, Y2K Gaming, Shark Racing Engines, Lucas Oil, Vaider, L Delo Designs, Walker Performance Filtration, ShopRico.Com, Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Kaeding Performance, Triple X Race Co., and Ogio, for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 15, Wins-7, Top-5’s- 9, Top-10’s-10

ON TAP: Myers Jr will travel to Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA this Friday and Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with ‘Jr’ by following him on Twitter @Racing46Jr, Instagram @Racing46jr, or by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/JoelMyersJr.

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Michael Faccinto and F&F Racing 16th In First KWS/NARC Start Of Season

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking the opportunity to shake down a new 410ci engine as they prepare for the upcoming Dave Bradway Jr Memorial, Michael Faccinto and F&F Racing overcame a mechanical issue prior to Friday night’s feature event and finished 16th in Saturday’s Peter Murphy Classic finale.

“It was definitely a learning weekend for our team,” Michael Faccinto said. “It was our first weekend running the 410ci engine and after we had issues Friday, we decided to leave it in for Saturday to make sure everything was up to par for the upcoming Dave Bradway Jr Memorial.”

Making his first start of the season with the King of the West/NARC Series on Friday night, Faccinto timed the Bushey Financial Services/C&H Motor Parts/RPI backed No. x1 in 13th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up fifth in his heat race, Faccinto finished in the fifth position which put him in the feature event where he was slated to take the green flag from the 13th starting position.

Making the call, Faccinto’s entry wouldn’t fire when the push truck approached after a couple of attempts. Making a trip to the work area, the team worked feverishly to find the issue, but they were unable to and their night came to an abrupt end.

Originally slated to take part in SCCT action on Saturday night, they made the decision to keep the 410ci powerplant in their car and come with the KWS/NARC Series on Saturday night to continue to shake the new powerplant down.

Firing with no issues on Saturday after they spent the morning making changes, Faccinto timed in 15th fastest in time trials, before finishing seventh in his heat race.

Lining up 19th in the feature event, Faccinto made it to the green flag on this night as he went to work on the slick 3/8 mile oval. Mired in the back of the pack, Faccinto was able to lay down some solid laps as we raced towards the Top-15. Pleased with how the engine ran, Faccinto capped his night off with a 16th place finish.

“It was good to get some laps under our belt with this engine,” Faccinto said. “I only have a few 410ci starts under my belt, and it was our first time running one together, so I think we made some positive strides, and I’m excited to run it again in a few weeks.”

F&F Racing would like to thank Bushey Financial Services, C&H Motor Parts, Roseville Precision, Lucas Oil, Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes, Sacramento Battery Company, PitStopUSA, FVP, CRV Carbon Solutions, American River Overhead Door, All Pro Heads, Engler, and Don Ott Racing Engines for their support.

ON TAP: F&F Racing and Michael Faccinto are set to return to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-8, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-3

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter.

 

 

Justin Sanders Picks Up Pair of Podiums With Dale Miller Motorsports in Hanford, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Justin Sanders and Dale Miller Motorsports are proving themselves to be formidable competition at any track they check in and race at. Travelling more in 2023, Sanders had another strong weekend in the No. 4SA as he finished third on Friday night with the Kings of Thunder and second on Saturday night with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour during a doubleheader at Kings Speedway in Hanford, CA.

“I am really proud of the effort we put in over the weekend with the Dale Miller No. 4sa,” Justin Sanders said. “We actually lost a lot of water and got the engine really hot on Friday night, but our engine builder told us it was fine to run on Saturday. We lost a little power I think at the end of the night, but Corey Day was exceptionally fast both nights.”

Kicking his weekend off on Friday night at ‘The King of Dirt Tracks’, Sanders timed the Thompson’s Buick-GMC/Thompson’s Jeep-Ram/Dale Miller Septic Inc. entry in 2nd fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Sanders got a nice jump as he settled into third as the field filtered out around the 3/8 mile oval. Finishing third, Sanders moved into the 30-lap feature event where he took the green flag from the third starting position.

Slipping back to fifth when the race came to life, Sanders was able to race his way back into third by the sixth lap but was hooked up in a battle for the final spot on the podium with Dominic Scelzi.

Clearing Scelzi on the 13th lap, Sanders settled into third as he began to chase after Shane Golobic. Running in third, Sanders’ car would lose a ton of water during a red flag period, and when he returned to speed temp built up quickly but he was able to finish on the podium.

Going through the powerplant on Saturday, the team got the okay to run it form their engine builder, and Sanders was set for another strong night as Saturday was ran under Sprint Car Challenge Tour sanction.

Timing in fourth quickest in his qualifying group, Sanders took the green flag from the second row in heat race competition. Finishing second, Sanders transferred to the feature event and was set to take the green flag from the ninth starting position.

On a freshly manicured racing surface, Sanders jumped into sixth on the first lap, and looked very strong as he raced into fourth by the race’s 10th marker. Working his way around Kings Speedway, Sanders made a move to overtake third on the 10th lap, but looked for more as time was quickly running out on him. Getting by Mitcehll Faccinto on the 27th lap, Sanders had a tall order of tracking down Corey Day who had a sizeable lead built up over the field.

Cutting into his advantage in the final laps, Sanders had no time to track him down and capped the weekend off with a second-place finish.

“I won the ‘normal race’” Sanders joked in regards to running second to Corey Day who had won all three feature events on the weekend at the time of the 360ci podium interview. “We had a lot of speed, and we did fight some things with our engine late in the race, but we were still good. We haven’t travelled much with this car, and to be fast at Placerville, Merced, and now Hanford is a good feeling.”

The Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Thompson’s Buick-GMC, Thompson’s Jeep-Ram, Dale Miller Septic Inc., North County Plastering, Hangtown Billiards, 24 Hour Road Side Service, Anrak Corporation, Smith Titanium, Frank’s Body Shop, Fisher Racing Engines, Low Voltage Experts Inc., Walker Performance Filtration, Factory Kahne Shocks, Vortex Wings, TJ Forged Wheels, FK Rod Ends, Triple X Race Co., King Racing Products, and A.R.T. Speed Equipment for their support.

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

ON TAP: Dale Miller Motorsports and Justin Sanders return to racing action on June 2nd at Placerville Speedway to open the Dave Bradway Jr Memorial with the SCCT.

 

 

Sean Becker Picks Up Pair of Top-10’s with Bjork Motorsports at Peter Murphy Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking part in the 360 portion of the Peter Murphy Classic in Hanford, CA over the weekend, Sean Becker picked up a seventh place finish on Friday night with the Kings of Thunder Series before a 10th place run on Saturday night under Sprint Car Challenge Tour sanction.

“Overall, it was a solid weekend,” Sean Becker said. “We fixed some power steering line issues we fought in qualifying Friday night, and we learned a lot as a team and continued to make progress all weekend long.”

Fighting issues in time trials on Friday night, Becker timed the Bjork Construction backed No. 7B in 18th fastest in time trials and lined up in the third row of his heat race.

Starting and finishing sixth in his heat race, Becker locked into the feature event as he rolled off the starting grid from the 17th starting spot. Mired deep in the field, ‘The Shark’ came to life when the green flag was displayed to the field.

Jumping into 13th in the first three laps of the race, Becker was up into 12th on the fifth lap as he continued to make speed on the slick surface. Breaking into the Top-10 just before the halfway point of the feature, Becker would briefly drop back to 11th on lap 15.

Back into the Top-10 on the 18th lap, the Roseville, CA driver raced into eighth with five laps left the contest. As time ran out on the feature, Becker made a late move to take over seventh where he went on to finish.

Returning to action on Saturday night with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, Becker and company were again in action at Kings Speedway for the final night of Peter Murphy Classic action.

Getting off to a much better start, Becker timed in third fastest in his qualifying group and put his entry on the front row of his heat race, and in a prime position for a Dash berth.

Winning the heat going away, Becker transferred into the feature event, and locked into the Dash. Pulling the one pill, Becker led the field to green in the six lap Dash before finishing second.

On the front row of the 30-lap feature, Becker would not get the drive off of turn two he had hoped for as he slipped back to fourth on the opening lap with a gaggle of cars battling for the top spot.

Once in fourth, Becker would get into a couple of hard-fought battles throughout the race but slowly faded back through the Top-10. When the dust settled on the finale, Becker ended his night with a 10th place finish.

“Saturday night we put ourselves in a great position, but I lost my road map in the feature and just couldn’t keep pace with the big boys,” Becker added. “I do think the direction of this team is promising, and I’m really looking forward to the next time we get to run together.”

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-7, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 0, Top-10’s- 4

ON TAP: Becker is hoping things come together for the Bjork Motorsports team to run in Petaluma, CA this weekend, but it is TBD 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.

 

 

Cole Macedo Fights For Sixth Place Finish at Peter Murphy Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning home for the weekend to take part in the Peter Murphy Classic with Tarlton Motorsports, Cole Macedo bounced back from a Friday night incident and picked up a sixth-place finish during Saturday’s finale.

“Friday night we timed in well, but we were just a little off the rest of the night,” Cole Macedo said. “We did a good job of fighting our way through it, but we had a mishap that resulted in me getting upside down in the feature.”

Setting the standard in time trials on Friday night aboard the Tarlton and Son Inc./Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions/Executive Auto Sales backed No. 21 entry, Macedo raced his way to a third-place finish in his heat race.

Finishing second to James McFadden in the Dash, Macedo was set for the feature event as he rolled off the starting grid from the front row.

Slipping back to third when the race came to life, Macedo searched around the slick Kings Speedway surface as he chased after James McFadden and Justin Sanders as they ran just ahead of him.

Getting into second on the fifth lap, Macedo would slip back to third on the 10th circuit as a charging Corey Day dispatched of him. Running in third, a lap 14 restart would be detrimental for Macedo as he would make contact with another car entering turn three and it resulted in him sliding up the track and ultimately getting upside down to bring his night to an early end.

Right back in action on Saturday night, Macedo opened the Peter Murphy Classic finale by timing in eighth quickest in qualifying time trials before tallying a third-place finish in heat race competition.

Missing out on a berth in the Pole Shuffle, Macedo rolled off the starting grid from the eighth starting spot for the 30-lap, $11,000-to-win feature event on a very slick Kings Speedway surface.

As the action came to life, the Lemoore, CA driver ran the first handful of laps in seventh, before briefly racing into fifth officially on the fifth lap amidst a tight pack of cars.

Back to sixth on the sixth lap, Macedo settled in as the field began to string out around the 3/8 mile oval that sits in the heart of central California. With passing becoming more difficult with the completion of each lap, Macedo continued to run in sixth with traffic coming into play.

Able to hold his spot, Macedo closed the weekend out with a sixth place finish at the ninth running of the Peter Murphy Classic.

“Saturday night our result wasn’t what we wanted, but Drew Warner and I made a lot of gains that we were both happy with,” Macedo added. “If we were to start the weekend over with what we learned I think we have a car that battles for a Saturday night podium. Happy to have had the chance to get home and race with the Tarlton family, and I’m looking forward to meeting them in Oregon in a month.”

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Tarlton and Son Inc., Complete Parts & Equipment Solutions, Executive Auto Sales, Empire Machinery, Durst, Reston Enterprises, Bandy and Associates, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, System 1 Ignition, Vortex Wings, and BG Lubricants for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 10, Wins: 2, Top 5’s: 3, Top 10’s: 5.

ON TAP: Macedo will return to action with Tarlton Motorsports on June 15th in Medford, OR when the team kicks off the Road to Dirt Cup.

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

 

 

POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series Continues with a Two-State Swing
Belleville, IL. (5/7/23) Marking an early season push of open-wheel enthusiasm, the POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series will venture on a two-state/two-day swing of edge-of-the-seat action on May 19-20.

Expanding into the “Hawkeye State” for the second time in series history, POWRi 410 BOSS will return to Lee County Speedway on Friday, May 19th; classes scheduled to compete at in Donnellson Iowa also include the Stock Cars, and SportMods.

Adding an adrenaline shot of “Lake Excitement” to the weekend, the series home facility of Lake Ozark Speedway will welcome the POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series on Saturday, May 20th in the Spring Spectacular; POWRi-sanctioned classes to also compete will include Super Stock, Pure Stock, and Hornet divisions.

Saturday, May 19 | Lee County Speedway Details:
Pits Open: 12:00 PM
General Admission: 5:30 PM
Drivers Registration: 4:15-6:15PM
Drivers Meeting: 6:30 PM
Hot Laps: 7:00 PM
Racing to Follow
Full event details including prices can be found online at https://www.myracepass.com/events/449130.

Saturday, May 20 | Lake Ozark Speedway Details:
Pits Open: 1:00 PM
Driver Registration: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
General Admission: 5:00 PM
Driver's Meeting: 6:00 PM
Engine Heat (Sprints Only) - 6:15 PM
Hot Laps (In Order of Events) - 6:15 PM
Racing to Follow.

Full event details including prices can be found online at https://www.myracepass.com/events/449139.
POWRi Championship Point Funds for the 2023 season:
410 BOSS: http://www.powri.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=803351

All participants must be POWRi licensed members to receive benefits which include POWRi Member Participant Accident Insurance, annual point fund money, and contingency awards. POWRi Memberships are available online at https://www.myracepass.com/sanctions/1011/registrations/6909.

For additional information on Lee County Speedway such as points, driver profiles, and track data visit https://www.leecountyspeedway.com or on major social media platforms | 1100 N. Main St., Donnellson, IA 52625 | (319) 371-6744.

For more information on Lake Ozark Speedway such as points, driver profiles, and track data visit www.lakeozarkspeedway.net or @LakeOzarkSpeedway on all social media platforms | 50 Twiggy Lane Eldon, MO 65026 | 314-267-4944.

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

 

 

GRANT SEXTON GETS BEST CAREER USAC/CRA FINISH AT MOHAVE VALLEY – BROTHER DALTON RACES BARONA ON SATURDAY

(Lakeside, CA, May 12, 2023) Looking more like a seasoned veteran than a rookie, Grant Sexton recorded his USAC/CRA best series finish when he placed sixth in the 30-lap main event last Saturday night at the Mohave Valley Raceway. The result bested the seventh place finish he recorded two weeks prior at Kings Speedway in Hanford, California.
Sexton, of Lakeside, California, posted the 11th fastest qualifying time when he toured the 1/3 mile banked Arizona oval in 16.384. That effort earned him the pole position for the start of his heat race. The 18-year-old brought his gorgeous Triple X/Shaver 410 #22 home in third in the 10-lapper.

Starting in the ninth spot in the 30-lap main, Sexton pushed his nose into seventh by the end of lap one. He was one spot better for a lap 4 restart and momentarily moved into fifth on lap eight. He settled back into sixth and while he challenged for fifth throughout, he ended up coming home sixth.

Once again, the teen’s ever-growing confidence shined through. He is totally in control of the car and looks comfortable wherever he is running on the track. A top five finish is within his grasp and should come very soon.

The impressive showing saw the 2022 high school graduate leapfrog from 11th in the championship point standings all the way up to ninth. It also allowed Sexton to increase his advantage in the rookie of the year chase to a comfortable 142 points.

Two-thirds of the Sexton Gatlin Racing team will be taking this Saturday night off. Grant does not have a USAC/CRA race until a week from Saturday at the Thunder Bowl Raceway in Tulare, California. His father Brent, who is the POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Series defending champion and current point leader, is taking a week off to celebrate his 51st birthday in Mexico. That means the oldest of the Sexton brothers, Dalton, will be flying the SGRA flag all by himself when he takes to the track at the Barona Speedway on Saturday night.
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Dalton Sexton will be steering his #3 Saturday at the Barona Speedway. Doug Allen photo.

In action at Barona last year, Sexton Gatlin Racing won all seven SWLS main events on the San Diego County dirt oval. Dalton captured two of those. Grant snared four wins on the quarter mile and Brent took home the victory hardware one time.

Dalton, 20, comes into Saturday’s race 12th in the SWLS standings. He has been at three series races this year and started two main evets. His first outing of the year resulted in a 14th at the Imperial Valley Raceway on March 14th. That was followed by an impressive third at Perris Auto Speedway on April 15th.

To see Dalton in action at Barona on Saturday, gates will open at noon with racing at 6:00. Adult tickets are $20.00. Seniors, Kids 7 to 17, military, and EMS get in for $10.00. A family pack of two adults and two children is $50.00. The Barona Speedway is located at 1754 Wildcat Canyon Road, in Lakeside (92040). The track website is https://baronaspeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (619) 994-6560.

If you or your company is interested in becoming a partner with Sexton Gatlin Racing in 2023, please call (619) 454-6945 or E-mail mailto:sextonfire@cox.net or mail to.

Sexton Gatlin Racing would like to thank the following companies for making the 2022 season possible. Keys Brothers, East County Electric Works, Maxima Oil, Automated Interiors, Sexton Fire Protection, BK Wings, Troy Dirt, Victory Graphix, and Swift Powdercoat.

Sexton Gatlin Racing 2023 Results

Brent Sexton

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 4th A Main

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 2nd A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 1st A Main

4-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning 1st A Main

Dalton Sexton

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 14th A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning DNS

4-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning 3rd A Main

Grant Sexton

1-27-23 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main

1-28-23 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS

3-18-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 19th A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th B Main

4-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 12th A Main

4-22-23 Kings Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

4-29-23 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 12th A Main

5-6-23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

AJ Bender

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 1st A Main

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 7th A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning DNS

Robby Brockman

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 13th A Main

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 5th A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 8th A Main

Braden Chiaramonte

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 1st A Main

 

 

BRADEN CHIARAMONTE DRIVES HYPER HOUSE CAR AT INDIANA’S ALL IN TRANSPORT WINGLESS CLASH

(El Cajon, CA, May 12, 2023) For the second year in a row, Southern California teenage racer Braden Chiaramonte is in Logansport, Indiana for this weekend’s “3rd Annual All In Transport A Wingless Class Clash.” The show began with practice on Wednesday. Racing started last night (Thursday, May 11), will continue tonight, and will conclude with Saturday’s $10,000.00 to win finale.

For Chiaramonte, who will be driving the #95 Hyper House Car, it will be his third appearance in Logansport which is located in northern Indiana at the junction of the Wabash and Eel Rivers. In six starts at the track in 2022, he qualified for the main event four times against the best micro drivers in the nation. A year ago this weekend competing against 90 other drivers in his first ever appearance on the 1/8 mile oval, he placed 13th in the A main on Thursday and 16th on Friday. In Saturday’s final, he finished fifth in the last chance qualifier. He returned the first week in June for the Performance Electronics Big Dance and once again made the A main placing 12th and 14th on the first two nights, and 8th in his qualifier at the finale.

Last night’s opener saw 87 fast cars show up. In hot laps, Chiaramonte turned in the quickest lap of his seven car group with a sizzling time of 12.037. The 16-year-old, who just received his drivers license in his native California, started on the pole in the ninth, 10-lap heat race. The talented driver glued the #95 car to the inside line and led every inch of the way. When the checkered flag ended the race, he was a half straightaway in front of the second place car.

The heat race victory placed Chiaramonte in the second qualifier of the night where he started fourth. To transfer to the A main, he had to finish in the top four. Unfortunately, he finished fifth and was done for the first night.

Chiaramonte will be back for tonight’s round #2 and Saturday's finale. For those who want to watch the El Cajon, California teen live from Indiana, the two nights are available via pay per view at the following link https://speedsport.tv/videos/23885.

Chiaramonte would like to thank all his sponsors who have made his racing efforts possible. RTL Traffic Control, AM Ortega, Hyper Racing, King Racing Products, Tiner-Hirst Enterprises, and Keizer Wheels.

As the full 2023 season is just starting to unfold, Chiaramonte and his team are making plans for a busy year. If you are interested in becoming a marketing partner with one of the most talented and personable young drivers in the sport, please feel free to call or e-mail Daniel Chiaramonte mailto:dchiaramonte@rtltraffic.com or (619) 988 7563.

Braden Chiaramonte 2023 Results

January 13 Tulsa SageNet Center Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 14th A Main

January 14 Tulsa SageNet Center Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 12th C Main

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway So Cal Non Wing Open Comp Sprints 9th A Main

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway Best of the West Lightning Sprints #2 1st A Main

March 18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main

March 24 Placerville Speedway Sprint Car Challenge Tour 10th B Main

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Car DNS

April 8 Adobe Mountain Speedway 600 Outlaw Winged Micro 1st A Main

April 21 Adobe Mountain Speedway 600 Outlaw Non Winged Micro 6th A Main

April 22 Adobe Mountain Speedway 600 Outlaw Winged Micro 1st A Main

May 11 US 24 Raceway All Transportation A Wingless Clash 5th Qualifier

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through May 11

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 208; 2. Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, 198; 3. Justin Fifield, Crandall, Texas, 195; 4. Austin Burkham, Mansfield, Texas, 193; 5. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 189; 6. Logan Jones, Mercersburg, Pa., 182; 7. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 175; 8. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 173; 9. Ken Duke, Winfield, Pa., 171; 10. Heath Nestrick, Caddo Mills, Texas, 165; 11. Jacob Gomola, Guys Mills, Pa., 157; 12. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 154; 13. Steve Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., 153; 14. Joshua Riggins, Lincoln, Neb., Jacob McLain, Hemby Bridge, N.C., and Dylan Shatzer, Hagerstown, Md., each 152; 17. Justin Zimmerman, Athens, Texas, 150; 18. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 149; 19. Cody Price, Greenville, Texas, 147; 20. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 146.

State Point Standings

California – 1. Jesse Burks, Chowchilla, Calif., and Davey Pombo Jr., Kerman, Calif., both 106; 3. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 103; 4. Philip Heynen, Visalia, Calif., 102; 5. Brandon Emmett, Caruthers, Calif., 100; 6. Brooklyn Holland, Kerman, Calif., 77; 7. George Tristao Jr., Tulare, Calif., and Kevin W. Barnes Sr., Fresno, Calif., both 70; 9. Bryan Murphy, Clovis, Calif., 65; 10. Jerome Warmerdam, Lemoore, Calif., 37.

Indiana – 1. Bryce Norris, Terre Haute, Ind., 114; 2. Jeff Wimmenauer, Indianapolis, Ind., 112; 3. Roderick Henning, Middletown, Ohio, 111; 4. Carson Dillion, Terre Haute, Ind., 105; 5. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 103; 6. Justin Mathews, Bloomington, Ind., 97; 7. Dillan Baldwin, Taylorsville, Ky., 89; 8. Jordan Welch, Clayton, Ind., and Eric Perrott, Sumner, Ill., both 78; 10. Tyson Lady, Fillmore, Ind., 75.

Kansas – 1. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 79; 2. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 73; 3. Jordan Knight, Spearville, Kan., 71; 4. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., 69; 5. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 68; 6. Brian Herbert, Kinsley, Kan., 66; 7. Jon Freeman, Salina, Kan., and Jeremy Huish, Ness City, Kan., both 64; 9. Chad Salem, Oberlin, Kan., and Tyler Knight, Wright, Kan., both 59.

Missouri – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 75; 2. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 74; 3. Jay Russell, Wathena, Kan., 70; 4. Jacob Dye, Albany, Mo., 67; 5. Jack Potter, Kansas City, Mo., and J. R. Topper, Saint Joseph, Mo., both 64; 7. Ken Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 60; 8. Jake Greenwood, Woodward, Iowa, 40; 9. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 39; 10. Joshua Riggins, Lincoln, Neb., and Monty Ferriera, Lincoln, Neb., both 35.

Nebraska – 1. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 107; 2. Gene Ackland, Martell, Neb., 106; 3. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., and Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., both 105; 5. Joey Danley, Martell, Neb., Trevor Grossenbacher, Panama, Neb., and Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., each 104; 8. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 102; 9. Ryan Kitchen, Seward, Neb., 92; 10. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 89.

New Jersey – 1. Buddy Schweibinz, Woodbine, N.J., 79; 2. Jeff Paulson, Honey Brook, Pa., 74; 3. Phillip Meisner, Chesterfield, N.J., 73; 4. Eddie Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 72; 5. Timothy Iulg, Bridgeton, N.J., 70; 6. Brian Carber, Pipersville, Pa., 69; 7. Jared Kreider, Stockton, N.J., 67; 8. Donald "D.J." Tanner, Warminster, Pa., 65; 9. Dale Eggert, Tuckerton, N.J., 62; 10. Aidan Borden, Jackson, N.J., and Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., both 60.

North Carolina – 1. Steve Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., 79; 2. Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 75; 3. Brianna Lawson, Jackson Springs, N.C., and Jacob McLain, Hemby Bridge, N.C., both 74; 5. Richard Wisdo, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., 73; 6. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., and John Frutchey, Goose Creek, S.C., both 63; 8. Robert Tyler, Mount Pleasant, N.C., 59; 9. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., and Brian Paulus, Six Mile, S.C., both 35.

Oklahoma – 1. Steven Shebester, Tuttle, Okla., 40; 2. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 39; 3. Brady Courtney, Carnegie, Okla., 38; 4. Derrick Gentilly, Carnegie, Okla., 37; 5. Loyd Clevenger, Newalla, Okla., 35; 6. Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., 34; 7. Duane Baker, Chickasha, Okla., 33; 8. Katelynn Dixon, Justin, Texas, 32; 9. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 31; 10. Peter Walker, Bullard, Texas, 30.

Pennsylvania – 1. Logan Jones, Mercersburg, Pa., 143; 2. Ken Duke, Winfield, Pa., 136; 3. Timothy Bittner, Beech Creek, Pa., 132; 4. Dylan Shatzer, Hagerstown, Md., and Michael Alleman, Port Royal, Pa., both 130; 6. Josh Spicer, Julian, Pa., 129; 7. Kruz Kepner, Middleburg, Pa., 126; 8. Jacob Gomola, Guys Mills, Pa., 124; 9. Logan Spahr, Lewisberry, Pa., and Austin Reed, Etters, Pa., both 120.

South Carolina – 1. Jacob McLain, Hemby Bridge, N.C., 78; 2. Steve Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., 74; 3. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 72; 4. Brianna Lawson, Jackson Springs, N.C., 69; 5. Derrek Treece, Sumter, S.C., 68; 6. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 67; 7. John Frutchey, Goose Creek, S.C., 66; 8. Robert Tyler, Mount Pleasant, N.C., and Richard Wisdo, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., both 62; 10. George Loux, Maiden, N.C., 40.

South Dakota – 1. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 79; 2. Brandon Bosma, Rock Rapids, Iowa, 72; 3. Andrew Sullivan, Arnolds Park, Iowa, 68; 4. Bayley Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 41; 5. Joshua Riggins, Lincoln, Neb., 40; 6. Matt Johnson, Saint Peter, Minn., 39; 7. Billy Johnson, Saint Peter, Minn., and Trevor Smith, Sanborn, Iowa, both 38; 9. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 37; 10. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., and Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., both 36.

Texas – 1. Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, 198; 2. Justin Fifield, Crandall, Texas, 195; 3. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 189; 4. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 175; 5. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 173; 6. Heath Nestrick, Caddo Mills, Texas, 165; 7. Austin Burkham, Mansfield, Texas, 164; 8. Justin Zimmerman, Athens, Texas, 150; 9. Cody Price, Greenville, Texas, 147; 10. Steve McMackin, Greenville, Texas, 133.

Virginia – 1. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 71; 2. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 64; 3. Alyssa Rowe, Chambersburg, Pa., 60; 4. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 58; 5. Joe LeAvell, Waynesboro, Va., 51; 6. Caleb Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 50; 7. Matthew Leach, Newport News, Va., 49; 8. Aaron Leach, Hampton, Va., and Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., both 46; 10. French H. Grimes, Madison, Va., 44.

 

 

Hartlaub Captures Second Win at Lincoln After Podium at Williams Grove

Team Will Enjoy a Weekend Off Before Tackling Grove and Lincoln Again May 19-20

Abbottstown, PA – May 12, 2023

The 358 sprint car season in Central Pennsylvania is certainly off to a strong start for Kody Hartlaub.

If finishing on the podium at Williams Grove on Friday is what it takes to be victorious at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night, Kody Hartlaub might take that deal every time. Might. So far in 2023 it has worked twice.

Back on April 7th and 8th that’s exactly how it played out for Hartlaub’s first win of the season. On May 5th and 6th Hartlaub did it again.

Date: May 5, 2023 Track: Williams Grove Speedway City, State: Mechanicsburg, PA Quick Stats: 31 cars, Heat 1st (1), A-main 3rd (3)

Date: May 6, 2023 Event: National Fallen Firefighters “Guise-Little Memorial” Track: Lincoln Speedway City, State: Abbottstown, PA Quick Stats: 38 cars, Heat 3rd (3), A-main 1st (2)

Clean Air

By virtue of a favorable pill draw, Hartlaub found himself on the pole of his heat race Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway. Even from the front row, nothing is guaranteed. He would still need to earn his way into the redraw by securing a top four finish. Worst case, he needed a top six finish to transfer.

Hartlaub took advantage of the clean air that comes with being out front, commanding the point for all eight laps and winning by four seconds over the runner-up, veteran Frankie Herr.

The redraw result put Hartlaub inside row two for the 20-lap main event. At the drop of the green, Chad Chriswell used the high line to drive into 3rd and drop Hartlaub back to 4th.

As the field settled into a rhythm, Hartlaub turned very consistent 19.3-19.4 second laps and remained hot on the heels of third place. When the race entered the final ten circuits, the East Berlin, PA driver wrestled 3rd away from Chriswell. He would go on to hold on to that podium spot at the checkered flag.

Wire to Wire

Saturday night it was back to Lincoln Speedway for Hartlaub and his team, the sight of their first win of the season the last (and only) time the 358 sprint cars were able to get a race in at the Abbottstown facility so far this season.

An even larger field than the night before signed in to compete. Four heat races and a B-main would whittle the 38 cars down to the top 24 for the main event. Each heat race would transfer five, with the top three going to the redraw.

Hartlaub started 3rd but had to fight to hold on to the valuable redraw spot. At the midpoint of the 10-lap qualifying race, Nash Ely got by and dropped Hartlaub to 4th. As Ely continued his march forward to the runner-up spot, Hartlaub pursued and assumed the 3rd spot by getting by Tyler Rutherford. He held on to the spot to the checkered flag, officially securing a spot in the redraw.

Starting on the outside of the front row for the 20-lap finale, Hartlaub wasted no time taking command. The Brewer Home Improvements, Moose Blocks, Smith Titanium, SRR Engines, Siegel Racing, T&N Solutions, Inch & Co. Real Estate, Bigham Appraisals, Pretzel Boy, HAAS Shocks, C.H. Folk & Son Feeds, Chop Designs, Herr Electric, Hartlaub’s Furniture, Kody Hartlaub Racing No.95 looked like it was on a rail.

By lap nine, veteran Doug Hammaker had moved into the runner-up spot and was doing everything he could to close the gap and get a shot at Hartlaub. He was able to get close on one or two occasions.

Hammaker slid Hartlaub in turns three and four but Hartlaub was up to the challenge. He turned back under Hammaker and reclaimed the lead before the pair reached the flag stand. Officially Hartlaub led ‘wire to wire’ as they say as he held on for his second consecutive victory at the Pigeon Hills oval. Summing Up the First Five

“People keep asking me what we have changed. It sounds crazy but I honestly don’t know how to explain it (the recent success). We were absolutely terrible when we practiced at BAPS (Motor Speedway) in late March and we weren’t very good a couple days later when we raced there.“, Hartlaub commented, referring to his first practice and race of the season at BAPS Motor Speedway.

“What that first week did was force us to go back to the shop and rethink things. We had changed cars from last year. A lot was different from 2022 really. In our four races since then, we have 2 wins and haven’t been off the podium.“

Hartlaub is now five races into his 2023 season. He is currently 2nd in the championship point standings at Williams Grove Speedway (PA) and he sits atop the standings at Lincoln Speedway (PA).

“I have been fortunate with draws so far but they don’t hand you the win for starting up front. You have to be ready to take advantage of those. I think that’s the difference for us this year. We have been building our program, improving our components and paying attention to every detail. Plus, I think I’m making less mistakes behind the wheel right now.“, Hartlaub explained.

“I have to thank Pat (Brewer), my dad and everyone else who helps me with this deal. They are a big part of the reason our program has kept steadily improving.“ Up Next

Kody Hartlaub and his team will enjoy a weekend off, then return to competition at Williams Grove Speedway on May 19th and Lincoln Speedway on May 20th for a 358 sprint car Summer Series event.

Season Stats

5 races, 2 wins, 4 top 5’s, 4 top 10’s, 4 top 15’s

Trivia Question

Kody Hartlaub won the Williams Grove Speedway Rookie of the Year award in the 358 sprint car division in 2022!

Now, on to this week’s question. Kody Hartlaub currently resides in East Berlin, PA but what is his hometown?

The answer in the next press release!

Partner Spotlight

Brewer Home Improvements, LLC.

KODY HARTLAUB RACING

Follow Kody’s season at: A2DPR.com/latest-news

Kody Hartlaub Racing on Facebook: Facebook.com/KodyHartlaubRacing

Kody Hartlaub on Twitter: Twitter.com/KodyHartlaub (photo credit: Derick Kriner Photography)

Broadcast coverage of Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com

SPECIAL THANKS

As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return! Below are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these teams do possible.

PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help the teams by giving your business to these partners.

Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing! THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS! The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the support during the 2023 racing season!

Brewer Home Improvements, LLC

MooseBlocks.com

Smith Titanium

SRR Engines

Siegel Racing

T and N Solutions

Inch & Co. Real Estate

Bigham Appraisal

Pretzel Boy

HAAS Shocks

Chop Designs

Herr Electric

Hartlaub’s Furniture, Inc.

 

 

New Book Published and Available Today Sure to Please Pavement Sprint Car Racing and Little 500 Fans

May 11, 2023

Book Title: Racers in the Sun, Volume One Author: Richard Golardi Available at Amazon.com on May 11, 2023 Purchase paperback or eBook at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C4WVN4TC

Ever wonder why there’s never been a book published that had pavement sprint car racing or the Little 500 as its main subject? Journalist and author Richard Golardi wondered about the same thing. He has been writing about pavement sprint car racing since 2006 and decided to write a book, published today (Racers in the Sun, Volume One), after covering countless Florida TBARA sprint car races and the Little 500 race in Anderson, Indiana. After interviewing 92 persons and gathering over 95 hours of recorded interviews, he spent the next five years writing a book about sprint car racing with added stories about NASCAR and Indy car racing. But the book is not only about pavement racing. The story of Florida’s most celebrated dirt sprint car driver, a wild dirt track ride filled with lots of emotional highs and lows, is also included. It is the story of “The Master of Dirt,” Pete Folse.

Are you a big fan of Indy car racing? One of the most popular Indy car drivers from Indy’s “Golden Era” chose to work with Richard Golardi to write his authorized biography, which is also included. It is the story of “Ralphie the Definitive Racer,” Ralph Liguori. Many other authorized biographies, based on the author’s interviews with the legends themselves, are included. Two biographies of National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees are included: Pete Folse and Frank Riddle; along with six Little 500 Hall of Fame inductees: Wayne Reutimann, Dave Scarborough, Jack Nowling, George Rudolph, Robert Smith, and “The Blue-Collar Man Who Became a Legend,” Frank Riddle. Additional biographies are included for Johnny Hicks, Pancho Alvarez, Cush Revette (profiled in an incredible untold story titled “American Sprint Car Drivers in Cuba”), Larry Brazil, and Dick Byerly. Tampa’s auto racing history and the story of Golden Gate Speedway are included along with countless exciting, pedal-to-the-floor sprint car racing, late model stock car, Northeast dirt modified, NASCAR, and Indy car racing stories in the first book from award-winning writer Richard Golardi.

 

 

BRODY ROA TAKES THIRD STRAIGHT USAC/CRA WIN AT THE MOHAVE VALLEY RACEWAY

(Cypress, CA, May 9, 2023) Brody Roa’s successful 2023 season continued to roll like a fine-tuned machine when he captured his third straight USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series main event last Saturday night at the Mohave Valley Raceway. In addition to Roa, car owner, and teammate Tommy Dunkel competed in his first USAC/CRA main event and placed 11th.

Roa, who lives in Garden Grove, California, had a little bit of an easier time than his previous two wins. Those victories came at Kings Speedway, and Kern County Raceway Park on April 22nd and 29th, Both of those were hard-fought battles. Last Saturday on the 1/3 mile banked Arizona oval, the veteran driver grabbed the lead on lap four and drove away for a convincing win.

The Inland Rigging duo hit the track in qualifying and Roa recorded the fastest time of the night with a lap of 14.275. Dunkel, who lives in Menifee, California, and who was competing in his second-ever USAC/CRA race, was 14th fastest when he stopped the clocks at 16.865.

After earning his first Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award of 2023, Roa nearly swept the show. Sandwiched in between qualifying and the main event, he appeared in the first 10-lap heat race of the night. Starting sixth, he quickly raced up to second. After a lap six yellow, he briefly led the race two times. At the finish, he came charging on the inside and nearly stole the top spot only to lose by less than a half car length.

Moments after Roa’s heat race, Dunkel rolled onto the track in his white 360-powered #17 for his second-ever USAC/CRA heat. The Menifee, California resident ended up in a battle for fifth and momentarily put his car into that position. In the end, he placed in the same position he started in.

With a large crowd in attendance on the very pleasant Arizona spring evening, Roa started the 30-lap main event in sixth position and Dunkel began the race in 13th. Roa poked his nose into third at the end of the first circuit and took full control of the spot on lap two. On the next go-around, he commandeered second, and going into turn one on the fourth lap, he shot into the lead. From that point on, “The Pride of Garden Grove” controlled the remainder of the race.

Roa stretched his lead to a ½ straightaway on lap nine. Two laps later, he was into the lapped traffic. Looking perfect through the lappers, he had a full straightaway lead on the 20th circuit and lapped the sixth-place car on lap 22. The only thing that stopped him from lapping cars in the top five was a yellow flag on the 24th go-around. His massive lead was gone for the restart, but once the green flag waved again, he simply walked away from the field to win his fifth main of the year by a half straightaway.

Starting 13th, Dunkel had a lot of pack racing going on in front of him. As per usual, he steered clear of the chaos and moved forward from his initial starting spot. At the end of the 30th lap, he crossed the line 11th in the 16-car field. While he is running a limited USAC/CRA schedule and is not shooting for it, Dunkel is ranked fourth in the Rookie of the Year point standings.

“When we pulled in after wheel packing, I kind of watched how they were prepping the track and I had an idea it was going to go slick,” the happy winner told the appreciative crowd when asked if it was the track he expected. “It was slick, racy, dusty, that is how sprint car tracks should be.”

“I was probably getting a little timid there at the end. I was kind of keeping an eye on the top. It was not cleaning dust off so I know there was no one there trying it. At least (not) enough to make it work. So, I was like, don’t miss the exit off four and get down to one so they cannot slide you down there and we will be good. This car is just incredible. So stoked on how our year has gone so far. It just seems like we make the right calls all night. This DRC chassis makes it easy. We don’t even change anything all night. Just show up with the baseline and run it. Maybe put a little bit here and a little bit there and call it a day. It gets around the track so good.”

“A huge thank you to everyone that supports me,” a grateful Roa said when interviewed. “My dad, he doesn’t miss any of these. If it weren’t for him, I don’t know if I could do it alone tonight. He’s been with me since day one obviously. I can count on one hand how many (races) he has missed. I am so thankful for my family and my sponsors and everyone that is a part of this deal. Thank you to all you fans that came out. It’s an awesome crowd here so I hope we can come back a whole bunch next year.”

Roa gets this week off, but Dunkel will be back in action in the USAC West Coast Series at the Ventura Raceway this Saturday. It will be his first time back at the beachside 1/5 mile oval since April 8th when he led every single lap in both his 10-lap heat race and the 30-lap VRA main event.

For fans who want to see if Dunkel can double down at Ventura on Saturday, spectator gates will open at 3:00 p.m. and the first race will be at 5:30. Adult tickets are $22.00. Seniors 60 and over, military and students with ID get in for $18.00. Children 12 and under are free when they are accompanied by a paid adult. The track is located on the Ventura County Fairgrounds at 10 W. Harbor Boulevard (93001). The website is http://venturaraceway.com/ and the office phone number is (805) 648-RACE.

Roa will be back on the track when the USAC/CRA Series visits the famous Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare for the “Chris and Brian Faria Memorial” on May 20th. The veteran racer will arrive there with a 120-point lead in the championship standings.

As always, Roa would be more than happy to jump in a race car on his weekends off from the #17R. His entire schedule is printed below. If anybody wishes to contact him about open dates, they can do so at 714-932-7994 or mailto:brodyroa91@gmail.com who is responsible for this team.

The team wants to thank the following sponsors for making the 2023 season possible. Inland Rigging, Dunkel Farms, United Asset Sales, Osborne Speed & Machine, Sander Engineering, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, ALR Virtual Services, Burris Racing, Caltrol, Competition Suspension, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, and NGK Spark Plugs.

Brody Roa’s 2023 Schedule and Race Results

January 27 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

January 28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

February 25 Kern County Raceway Park USAC West Coast Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 3 Central Arizona Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 4 Central Arizona Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp 17th A Main

March 18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

March 24 Kings Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 25 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

April 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

April 22 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

April 29 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 6 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 20 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

May 27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

June 10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

June 24 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

July 1 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

July 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

August 12 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

August 19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

August 26 TBA USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

September 9 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

September 23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

October 14 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

October 20 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp

October 21 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp

November 3 Central Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 4 Central Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

Tom Dunkel’s 2023 Racing Results

January 12 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Prelim. Night 12th C Main

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp 16th A Main

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 9th B Main

April 8 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 6 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 11th A Main

 

 

GForce Presents Full Force, Weekly Coverage Of Motorsports Racing From Across Ontario On REV TV!

Burlington, ON (May 10, 2023) — REV TV CANADA’S MOTORSPORTS & AUTOMOTIVE DESTINATION 24/7 is pleased to announce that GForceTV, Canada’s premier digital media production team specializing in short track motorsports racing will debut “GForce presents Full Force” every Wednesday night at 9pm ET starting May 24th on REV TV.

The GForce presents Full Force weekly program will feature such Ontario based series as the APC Pro Late Model Tour, Quick Wick Super Stock Series, Ohsweken Dirt Races, along with other selected events throughout the 2023 season.

“REV TV is delighted to welcome GForce TV motorsports coverage to our Network,” said REV TV Director of Marketing and Programming Ed Kanerva. “ The Full Force weekly block on Wednesday nights is sure to connect with our viewers who are big supporters of grassroots racing. From the asphalt to the dirt, late models to sprint cars Wednesday nights will be ‘Full Force’ on REV TV.”

GForce presents Full Force will feature a star-studded roster of on air talent, including Greg Calnan, Jamie Maudsley, and Adam Ross whose wealth of racing knowledge and insight is sure to entertain viewers each week.

According to Clinton Geoffrey, GForceTV’s Roving Reporter and Victory Lane Quarterback, the show is a testament to the GForce team’s commitment to its competitors and fans. “We are so proud of our competitors and the races they put on which is why we are always seeking additional ways to get eyeballs on our various series partners,” said Geoffrey. “This programming partnership with REV TV further allows us to provide national linear television exposure here in Canada for these series, tracks and teams. GForce TV is proud to work with REV TV.”

 

 

MUST SEE RACING PREPARING FOR BUSY MAY STRETCH

May 11, 2023 – Holly, Michigan – Must See Racing is preparing to open the 2023 season for both the Engine Pro National Series and the Midwest Lights Series. The Maxima Racing Oils Midwest Lights have been the victim of two consecutive rains outs and have been unable to successfully kick of their 2023 campaign.

Up next off of the 2023 MSR master schedule will be the season opener for the MSR 410 National Series round one of the Engine Pro Fast Car Dash mini-series May 20, 2023, at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan. This will start a busy stretch that will see five complete racing programs over 8 days involving both the National and Lights series.

The May 20 Berlin opener is shaping up to be very interesting to say the least. Over 20 cars are expected and one of the strongest lineups seen in many years is expected. Five-time series champion Jimmy McCune will be making his return to the series after suffering serious burns last season.

McCune will headline a list that includes defending series champion Charlie Schultz and runner-up Joe Ligouri. Also expected is Tampa, Florida driver Davey Hamilton Jr. who tied Aaron Willison for the nation’s lead in total pavement sprint car victories in the country last season. Hamilton is on a 10 race Florida win streak entering the MSR opener. Other notables expected to compete include Jason Blonde, Canadian Ryan Litt and Bobby Santos III.

Six days later the MSR National Series will join the Midwest Lights for two consecutive nights of racing as part of the American Speed U.S. Nationals at Birch Run Speedway in Birch Run, Michigan May 26-27, 2023. It ill be one of the busiest stretches in series history.

Each night will feature both series on the racing card to give sprint car fans a bonanza of sprint car action. All racing action will be held on the 4/10 mile track although the MSR Lights will make a Friday appearance on the racy quarter mile during the weekend.

MSR President Jim Hanks added “We are really excited to kick off the new season at two outstanding tracks with what arguably looks like our strongest most competitive field of teams in our history. Plus, fans who are unable to attend the two day Nationals event at Birch Run can see all the action on our new Monday night MAVTV All-American Racing tape delayed programming featuring two separate one-hour prime time programs or on the soon to be announced Must See event live streaming.”

This years MSR Lights will feature new cars and drivers as the series continues to grow and gain popularity. The MSR Lights continues to develop young talent while preparing them for the National Series in the future.

For more info on the American Speed U.S. Nationals please visit www.mustseeracing.com

 

 

SHARON SET TO KICKOFF 94TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON SATURDAY FEATURING "410" SPRINTS; RUSH SPRINTS, RUSH MODS & ECONO MODS ALSO IN ACTION

 May 10, 2023

By Mike Leone

(Hartford, OH)... Sharon Speedway is set to kickoff the 2023 season this Saturday night (May 13). The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars will headline the 94th anniversary season opener and will be joined by the Terry Bowser Excavating RUSH Sprint Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and the Whelen Econo Mods. Saturday night's racing program is presented by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, which also sponsors the victory lane. Race time is 7 p.m.

The "410" Sprint Cars will race for $3,000 to-win Saturday in the first non-sanctioned show of the season as a tune-up for local teams before next Saturday's World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car event. The same format as in years past will be utilized with group qualifying to set the heat race lineups. Retired racer, Ed Lynch, Jr., still sits atop the all-time win list with 50 victories over Dave Blaney, who now has 34 wins in the "410" division. Dave's brother Dale has half the amount of "410" wins at 17 and is the new driver of the Barris #32.

Summit Racing Equipment will present the hard charger award on Saturday night to the Sprint Cars. The driver that passes the most cars in the feature will receive a $100 Summit gift card. In the event of a tie, the tiebreaker will be the driver that finishes highest in the feature.

"410" Sprint Car Payoff: 1. $3,000 2. $1,300 3. $1,000 4. $750 5. $650 6. $550 7. $500 8. $450 9. $425 10. $400 11-13. $375 14-16. $350 17-20. $300 21-24. $250. Tow/Non-Qualifiers $100.

The Terry Bowser Excavating RUSH Sprint Cars are in their sixth season of existence. John Mollick opened RUSH's season victorious last weekend at Pittsburgh. Mollick has competed in numerous divisions throughout the region and has one Big-Block Modified win on his resume at Sharon, but has yet to win in the RUSH Sprints at the Hartford, Ohio oval. Chad Ruhlman, who has won four of the five Sunbelt Rentals Weekly Series Championships, will look for a fifth $5,000 title in 2023 for car owner Tim Engles. Ruhlman leads the way at Sharon with nine victories in 24 races as no other driver has won more than two feature events amongst the 12 different winners. He'll be joined by his son Kevin as a teammate in a second Tim Engles entry.

The HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will begin their 10th season of racing at Sharon on Saturday night. The division has annually averaged over a full field of cars and since 2016 has had 20 or more cars every night except four times in that seven-year stretch. Chas Wolbert, who moved up to the Big-Block Modified division in 2022, sits atop the all-time win list with 20 victories. Two-time track champion, Kole Holden, is the top active winner in fifth with five victories.

The RUSH Weekly Series Championship pays the top 20 RUSH member drivers for their best 12 races across the region with $3,500 going to the champion. Saturday's show is also part of the "Route 7 Rumble" Series Championship presented by Wedge Motorsports. That Series takes into account all races run between Sharon and Raceway 7 as the top eight drivers will share in the $2,500 point fund with $1,000 going to the champion.

The Whelen Econo Mods will round out the four-division program on Saturday night. The Econo Mods will be starting their 14th year as a regular division at Sharon, and typically averages around a full field of cars. Brandon Blackshear, who no longer competes in the division, still sits atop the all-time win list with 21 victories. Three-time track champion Jeremy Double, who is still active in the division, has worked his way to second with 18 wins. Jacob Eucker is the next active driver with 14 wins and is fourth on the list over Will Thomas III, who has won eight races over the past two years. Thomas, who formerly raced in the RUSH Late Models and RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, also competes in the Big-Block Modified and Pro Stock divisions.

There is no Sharon registration fee. One-way driver radios are mandatory; channel 454.000. AMB/MyLaps transponders are required; rentals available for $25. If you have yet to register for the 2023 season, please bring the registration form with you completed https://www.sharonspeedway.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=785729

Fans can not only experience viewing from the frontstretch and backstretch grandstands, but also from the infield fan zone, which includes concessions and restrooms. Sharon is the only track in the area to have viewing from the unique infield perspective. There will be times throughout the night when fans can cross on the frontstretch back and forth.

The pits will be open throughout the afternoon with passes going on sale at 4 p.m., while general admission opens at 5. Warmups are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. followed by racing.

Grandstand/fan zone admission for those 14 and over is $15, while senior admission is $10. Patio seating upgrades are just $10 and fan suite seating upgrades are just $20 over the cost of general admission. These can be upgraded on race night at the track office. As always, children under 14 and parking are always FREE. Pit passes are $30. As a reminder, coolers nor outside food or beverages are not permitted.

Coming up next Saturday (May 21) will be the first of two appearances by the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Cars in a $10,000 to-win event along with the Gibson Insurance Agency Pro Stocks. Warm-ups begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets and pit passes will be available at the gate; however, reserved and advance tickets are available through the World of Outlaws at https://mpv.tickets.com/?agency=WRG_SNG_MPV&orgid=52711&eventId=89857. Those interested in reserving a camping spot can book through the following link: https://www.simpletix.com/e/rv-trailer-tent-camping-tickets-98988#smtx-click

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. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter @sharonspdwy.

 

 

Keen Flashes Speed All Weekend, Garners a Top Ten
Weekend off Will Be Followed by Return to Williams Grove

Abbottstown, PA – May 10, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Coming into the month of May, Kyle Keen still didn’t know much about his racecar. He had a top ten in the season opener at BAPS Motor Speedway, but that was a daytime surface that took rubber. His next stop, at Williams Grove Speedway, was a DNQ thanks to electrical issues. Then Mother Nature showed up and erased pretty much the rest of April.

Finally, it was time for back to back races Friday and Saturday under sunny skies. It was time to see what they had.

Date: May 5, 2023
Track: Williams Grove Speedway
City, State: Mechanicsburg, PA
Quick Stats: 31 cars, Heat 3rd (1), A-main 8th (8)

Date: May 6, 2023
Event: National Fallen Firefighters “Guise-Little Memorial”
Track: Lincoln Speedway
City, State: Abbottstown, PA
Quick Stats: 38 cars, Heat 4th (5), A-main 20th (15)

Gimme a Brake!

Keen’s night at Williams Grove opened with a friendly pill draw that put him on the pole of his heat race. He lost the race to turn one, settling into 2nd and working to keep pace with the leader while feeling out his Fine Line Auto Body, Keen Parts/CorvetteParts.net, Doubling Gap Ranch, Shetron, Auction & Equipment, LLC., Wicked Dog Grille, Heishman Racing Fuels, Wicked Cushion, DL Lehman Construction, Gearhead Coffee, Jeremy Zarfos Photography, Coyle’s Lawn Maintenance, 2B Wrapped, 4 Leaf Clover Farms, Turn 2 Terribles Podcast & Media, Kyle Keen Motorsports No.17.

On lap six Derek Locke slipped by Keen, dropping the Carlisle, PA native to 3rd but in the end it wasn’t important. Keen finished 3rd but the top four finishers made the redraw.

In the 20-lap A-main that closed out the night, Keen started 8th but immediately turned heads by charging into the top five by lap three. He held a firm grasp on the spot to the halfway mark. It was at that point a brake issue cropped up.

Keen fought hard to maintain his track position by altering his driving style to offset the loss of braking power. He managed to only lose two spots over the next eight laps, then one more on the final circuit, landing him in 8th at the checkers.

“Tonight was a much needed night for our team. We were up to 5th but unfortunately a brake line came loose and I had no brakes the rest of the way. It’s too bad. The car was really good. I had great speed. I’m just glad I was able to hold on and finish 8th. It’s another top 10 for us this year and a step in the right direction.”, Keen commented.
Lesson Learned

Saturday night brought a stout field of 38 teams to Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA for the National Fallen Firefighters “Guise-Little Memorial” race.

Keen started 5th in his heat race and blasted his way to 2nd in the early going, but before the field could be scored at the line, he got a little out of shape and slipped all the way back to 5th.

Never one to hang his head or dwell on his mistakes, Keen refocused and continued the battle. Without the aid of a caution, he managed to claw his way to a 4th place finish. A top three finish would have put Keen in the redraw with a shot to start close to the front, but instead he would take the green for the feature from 15th.

Keen was never able to build any forward momentum in the 20-lap A-main. The tires just didn’t seem to ‘fire’ as they say and he slipped back a few spots on the opening lap. He remained mired in traffic throughout and crossed the line in 20th.

“I made a mistake that derailed our night. After I drove from 5th up to 2nd in the heat the cushion bit me and it cost me two spots, so I ended up 4th and out of the redraw.“, Keen shared.

“In the feature we just missed a few small things on the setup with adapting to the new tire in the slick. The good news is we learned a lot about the new tire this weekend, so I’m really looking forward to hitting the track again soon. Just need to keep working on our small track driving and setup, but we will get there!“
Up Next

Kyle Keen will take the upcoming weekend off, then return with to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 19th.

Season Stats

4 races, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 2 top 10’s, 2 top 15’s

Trivia Question

The answer to the last trivia question is Kyle Keen’s decided to go 305 sprint car racing after having success playing iRacing, a very popular online racing simulation video game.

Now, on to this week’s question. In 2021 Kyle took a year off from driving a sprint car, but he was still involved in the sport. What role did he take on that season?

The answer in the next press release!

Partner Spotlight

Keen Parts is a leading manufacturer and retailer of Corvette parts and accessories. You can find them online at KeenParts.com or at the website alter-ego, CorvetteParts.net.

With over 26,000 Corvette parts and accessories, they have what you need. They stock parts available for Corvettes from 1953 to the present.

Keen Parts is not an anonymous Corvette website. Their retail shop and warehouses are located in Cleves, Ohio just north of Cincinnati and they have over thirty years of happy customers all over the world.

Keen Parts owners, husband and wife Tom and TJ Keen, LOVE Corvettes and they also LOVE competitive auto racing at all levels. You will deal with Tom and TJ Keen’s friendly and knowledgeable Corvette team no matter which website you visit, KeenParts.com or CorvetteParts.net.

You can also find Keen Parts on your favorite social media platform! Just search KeenParts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Need a part? Have a question? Just want to talk about racing? Call them today toll free at (800) 757-KEEN (5336) or locally at (513) 353-3449.

You can also reach them via email at info.keenparts.com!

KYLE KEEN MOTORSPORTS

Kyle Keen Motorsports press releases: A2DPR.com/latest-news

Kyle’s Schedule: KyleKeenMotorsports.com/Schedule

Kyle Keen Motorsports Website: KyleKeenMotorsports.com

Kyle Keen Motorsports on Facebook: Facebook.com/KeenMotorsports

Kyle Keen on Twitter: Twitter.com/Kyle_Keen

Kyle Keen on Instagram: Instagram.com/Kyle_Keen17
(photo credit: Derick Kriner Photography)

Broadcast coverage of Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com

Broadcast coverage of Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com

SPECIAL THANKS

As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return! Below are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these teams do possible. PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help the teams by giving your business to these partners.

Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing!
THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!
The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the support during the 2023 racing season!

Fine Line Auto Body

Keen Parts / CorvetteParts.net

Doubling Gap Ranch

Shetron Auction & Equipment, LLC.

Wicked Dog Grille

Heishman Racing Fuels

Wicked Cushion

DL Lehman Construction, LLC

GearHead Coffee

Jeremy Zarfos Photography

Coyles Lawn Maintenance

2B Wrapped

4 Leaf Clover Farms

Turn 2 Terribles Podcast and Media

 

 

Driver Benefits at Knoxville Raceway Go Beyond the Track!
by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA – Drivers at the Knoxville Raceway benefit from a nice purse, the best one-day purse this side of the World of Outlaws every Saturday night. The point fund at the end of the year is also second to none as far as weekly racing goes as well.

But the benefits go beyond the purse for weekly competitors at Knoxville Raceway. Whether it is a company helping out, race fans like you, or Knoxville Raceway and the Marion County Fairboard chipping in, there is much the average fan may not know, and ways they can help their favorite drivers.

The Knoxville Charitable Racing Organization (KRCO) provides much to the registered weekly drivers, including insurance and the new required fire bottles for 2023. They also help in other times of need.

Mileage is also paid out to registered drivers in both the 360 and 410 classes. Both classes receive .75 per mile one way from their shop or previous race up to a $150 cap in the 360’s and a $225 cap in the 410’s. 360 sponsors for the program include Casey’s, Kraig Ford, Jersey Freeze and the Knoxville Raceway. The 410’s are supported by Casey’s, Friends of Marty Howard and Knoxville Raceway.

The 360 Booster Club helps with the purse in that class through the field. Those that help out are JETCO Electric, Blondie Motorsports, Boyd & Glenda Fluth, Midwest Excavating, DeHaai Century Farms, Harvey Electric, Dennison Racing Tee’s, Finish Line Graphics, Cody Ledger Racing, Campbell Supply, Bruce P. Wood, In Memory of Jerry Crabb, Mindy Wickett, Mike and Michaela Wood, Don Lamberti, Bob Myers, Howard Law, The Rib Shack, Dwight Mauer, Rex Drottz, Jersey Freeze, Pella Motors, RAD Flooring, Dingus Lounge, Slideways and Mobile Tech.

Planned right rear tire giveaways from the Knoxville Raceway for 2023 include three for the 410 class, and one for the 360’s. Other bonuses may occur.

Quick time in weekly shows for the 410 class receives $100 from OpenWheel101.com. Openwheel101.com also supplies a Knoxville/Huset’s Sprint Series point fund that is also backed by sponsors and fans for drivers racing in 410 shows at Knoxville, Huset’s, Jackson and Oskaloosa. If you’d like to contribute to the point fund, visit OpenWheel101.com.

Bruce Wood is sponsoring the fireworks display on July 1 in memory of his late wife, Kay.

If you have an idea on how to help the weekly drivers at Knoxville Raceway, just e-mail General Manager, Jason Reed, at JasonR@KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

 

 

Covington Leads Start to Finish at Lucas Oil Speedway

Matt Covington Racing (May 10th, 2023) Rolling into Lucas Oil Speedway for the Impact Signs Open Wheel Regional Showdown between the ASCS Warrior and Sooner regions, Matt Covington parked the Triple X/Fisher Racing Engines No. 95 in Victory Lane.

Covington started the night off with a heat race win from the fourth position. The result landed him in the re-draw where Matt pulled the pole position for the feature aboard his Reece Construction/KSE Racing Products Machine.

With the drop of the green, Matt jumped out to an early lead. Chance Morton made it interesting in lap traffic, trailing close behind. But as the checkers flew the Keizer Wheels/Outlaw Wings mount led start to finish, claiming back-to-back victories following the previous week’s regional win at Legit Speedway Park.

"I love this place. There's been some driver error and some unlucky racing things happen. Probably more my fault than not. It feels good to get the win here. It's one of the places that I've been wanting to knock off the bucket list,” said Covington in his track interview. He later commented, “When you have success in the heats and get a chance to start out front in these races, you need to capitalize the best you can. I felt pressured by Chance as we got into lap traffic and thought about changing my line. The bottom looked like it was coming in down in turns three and four, but the top was still good, too. I really wanted that win. We hit these regional shows because we struggled with the National tour and wanted to give ourselves more time to find the speed we needed. My buddy Vern has really helped me with support and setups, and it’s been showing. Hopefully we can carry this momentum into the next stretch of National races coming up. Thanks to our sponsors and supporters, we have the equipment to do that, which we really appreciate.”

Scheduled this weekend are two ASCS National Tour races at Electric City Speedway and Moberly Motorsports Park for Covington and the team.

Matt and his team would like to thank all partners who are making the 2023 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with future seasons to come: Triple X Chassis, All-Star Performance, Missile Motorsports, Reece Construction, Outlaw Wings, KSE Steering, Winters Performance, A-Rock Materials, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, Factor 1 Racing, Smith Titanium, Simpson Race Products, Huggins Cams, Kaeding Performance /FK Shocks, Ultra Lite Brakes, Maxima Racing Oils, Eaton Industrial, Hot Rod Powder Coating, Rod End Supply, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, KEN Enterprise, Edison Auto Body, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Swindell Bleeders, D&W Towing, and T&L Foundry.

2023 STATS: Starts-9, Wins-2, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP:
5/12/23 Electric City Speedway - Butler, MO
5/13/23 Moberly Motorsports Park - Moberly, MO

LIVE RACE COVERAGE: Visit http://www.flosports.tv for paid, live audio and live feature video to subscribers during the season to catch all the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events.

MERCHANDISE: New 2023 shirts available now on the website at www.mattcovingtonracing.com or at the races in the trailer and grandstands.

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2023 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington95 along with Instagram @mattcovingtonracing

 

 

Austin Hartmann storms to career-best
A-main showing at Wilmot Raceway

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 10, 2023 – After sitting idle for three weeks, Austin Hartmann and the 87A Hartmann Racing team returned to action in impressive fashion by racking up a career-best fifth place A-main finish in a non-sanctioned 410 Winged Sprint Car event at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. on Saturday, May 6.

With 24 410 Winged Sprint Cars checked in for the program, Hartmann turned in the fifth-fastest overall lap in his group qualifying session with a time of 13.248 seconds around the third-mile clay oval.

The fourth-year driver then lined up third in the second eight-lap heat race before turning in a fifth place finish to secure the fourth starting spot in the 25-lap A main. Hartmann drove a smooth and consistent race, while enduring a couple of restarts due to on-track incidents.

As the laps wound down, Hartmann executed a nifty move to slip past Kurt Davis utilizing the low groove and nail down a career-best fifth place finish in a race won by Bill Balog.

“We qualified fifth overall in the group qualifying session,” Hartmann said. “The heat race went alright. We were close on set up, but not great. The feature went pretty good. The car faded too quickly, but, all in all, we’ll take a fifth place finish. We are excited for the fun weekend ahead of us with the All Stars for two nights and also with the IRA on the second night.

“I’m super proud of my pit crew guys, Hunter Annis and Eric Bergschultz,” he said. “They’ve put in the work and used their minds to make this car faster every time it hits the track.”

The Plymouth, Wis. driver is set to compete in a pair of $6,000-to-win events with the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprint Car Series this weekend starting with an All Stars Series event at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill. on Friday, May 12.

Pit gates open at 4 p.m. with spectator gates opening at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:15 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.

The 87A Hartmann Racing team will then compete in a Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions – Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association co-sanctioned event at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. on Saturday, May 13.

Pit gates open at 2 p.m. with spectator gates opening at 4 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m.

Both events will be streamed live on FloRacing.

All 2023 Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series events will be streamed live on FloRacing.

The 87A Hartmann Racing team recently debuted a new website, which can be accessed at https://www.team87a.com.

Additional information on the 87A Hartmann Racing team can be found by visiting the team’s Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/87Ahartmannracing.

The sponsorship partners for the 2023 87A Hartmann Racing team include Kristine Hartmann of Pleasant View Realty, Shufflebotham Tree Service, Competition Specialists, Schmidt’s Landscaping, Feldmann Sales & Service, Holler n Hills, Steinpreis Trucking, KSI Supply Inc., Quasius Construction, SwitchGear Brewing LLC, TheD8Dispensary, AF Inc., Hopf Farms, RC Custom Design, Hepfner Racing Products, Berryman Racing Shocks and Maxim Chassis.

The 2023 87A Hartmann Racing team consists of Hunter Annis, Eric Bergschultz, Karlee Hartmann, Andrew Shufflebotham and Kristine Hartmann.

87A Hartmann Racing Sponsor Showcase – Competition Specialists

Headquartered at 1342 Earl St. in Menasha, Wis., Competition Specialists has been a high-performance race engine builder, specializing in oval track engines, since 1982.

Under the leadership of Steve Blom and Jason Johnson, Competition Specialists aims to carry on the tradition of reliable and powerful racing engines. With Steve's 40-plus years of engine-building knowledge and Jason’s family tradition of building race-winning engines with his Hall of Fame great grandpa and grandpa, this newly formed partnership forged in 2022 brings proven winning power.

Competition Specialists builds a wide range of race engines for Sprint Cars, Dirt Late Models, Asphalt Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sportsman and road course cars. In addition, the team of engine builders at Competition Specialists can build marine engines (inboard, small block and big block), hot rod engines (Mopar, Ford and Chevrolet) and other V-8 engines by request.

Competition Specialists features a full-service machine shop where detail is the highest priority from drop off to ready-for-assembly, including the ability to mill heads, blocks and injections. The machine shop also includes lathes to turn cranks and cams. The top-of-the line equipment showcased throughout the shop can also balance cranks, rods and flywheels, while providing the ability to flow cylinder heads for maximum horsepower.

Precision and inspection rank as a top priority for every part that comes through the Competition Specialists machine shop doors. Through a thorough evaluation and examination process, Competition Specialists’ technical staff can find cracks invisible to the eye by closely magnifying every inch of every part.

Contact Competition Specialists by calling 920-725-9384, emailing sales@competitionspecialists.com, visiting www.competitionspecialists.com or checking out the Competition Specialists Facebook page.

Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services.
For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970.
Austin Hartmann - 87A Hartmann Racing
2023 Upcoming Schedule

Friday, May 12 – Jacksonville Speedway, Jacksonville, Ill. (All Stars)
Saturday, May 13 - Wilmot Raceway, Wilmot, Wis. (IRA/All Stars)
Saturday, May 20 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, May 21 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis. (IRA)
Austin Hartmann 87A Hartmann Racing
2023 Season
By The Numbers

Total Events – 4
IRA Events – 3
World of Outlaws Events – 0
All Star Events – 0
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 1
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 1
Top 15 A Main Finishes – 1
Top 20 A Main Finishes – 1
Heat Race Victories – 0
Dash Appearances – 1
Dash Victories – 0
Fast Qualifier Awards – 0

 

 

Cappetta Gains Confidence
 

The National Fallen Firefighters Race “Guise-Little Memorial” is a Special Night for Cappetta

Abbottstown, PA – May 9, 2023

by Emily Winslow / Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Ashley Cappetta and her team made their second start of the season at Lincoln Speedway and despite a 17th place finish, Cappetta and the team have a positive outlook heading into their next race.

Date: May 6, 2023
Event: National Fallen Firefighters “Guise-Little Memorial”
Track: Lincoln Speedway
City, State: Abbottstown, PA
Quick Stats: 38 cars, Heat 6th [9], B-main 3rd [3]; A-main 17th [23]

Second Race of the Season Builds Team Confidence

Ashley Cappetta and the Gettysburg Trading Post, Mike’s Towing and Recovery, Yesteryear Antique Center, Stoner’s Auction, O’Brien’s Fuel and Service, Iron Horse Trains, Republican Club of Hanover No. 89 were finally back in action on Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway after a rainy month of April.

Cappetta, in sticking to her goals for the season, did not let a bad pill draw put a damper on her night. Ashley lined up ninth for her heat race and got a good initial start. Unfortunately, the red came out which resulted in Cappetta lining up on the outside for the restart, “Coming out of 4 I ended up in the air. It happened so fast I didn’t even realize what happened. I didn’t have much of an option other than staying on the gas to get back on all four tires.” Cappetta would continue on to finish sixth in the heat, one spot shy of qualifying for the feature. Ashley started and finished third in the B-main putting her in the main event. Cappetta lined up 23rd for the 20-lap feature and would cross the line 17th.
Despite Results Cappetta has Positive Take-away from Saturday

“The car felt great all night. We had speed this weekend,” according to Cappetta. The improvements were likely somewhat due to fixing the issues they found with the car after the season opener. Ashley continued, “All in all if we had been able to start up front, we would have been able to finish up front. I actually had fun. Of course, I don’t love finishing in the back but it gave me confidence. It gave everyone on the team a confidence booster.”

Fallen Firefighters Night Holds a Special Place in Cappetta’s Heart

Ashley’s Uncle Jim used to be a firefighter and up until his surgery last year he was still involved with the fire police, and service men and women hold a special place in her heart, “This race is important to me because these people put their life on the line for people they don’t know.” The first year they held the National Fallen Firefighters race Ashley ran a special car design to honor fallen firefighters and the rest is history as she has put something special on the car for every iteration of this race. Through the years Ashley has become friends with the Little and Guise families and actually pursued being a volunteer firefighter with United Hook and Ladder herself. In the end, racing and her thriving business kept her from completing her training. “I love how they get the drivers and fans together; it makes the race even more special and I can’t wait to see it grow in the future.”

Stay tuned to Cappetta’s social media accounts, as well as Addicted2DirtPR.com/Events for the most up to date schedule information.
Up Next

Cappetta will return to Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, May 20 at 7PM.
Season Stats

2 races, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 0 top 10’s, 0 top 15’s

Trivia Question

What is the name of Ashley’s antique business?

The answer in the next press release!

Last week’s answer: Ashley’s dog’s name is Hodnett.

Partner Spotlight

Mike’s Towing & Recovery Inc.

Mike’s Towing & Recovery Inc. provides light to heavy duty towing, heavy hauling, roadside assistance, and mobile truck repair in the Hanover and Greater York, PA areas.

Services

• Towing

• Roadside Assistance

• Heavy Truck Towing

• Mobile Truck Repair

• Heavy Hauling

Specialties

• Towing

• Roadside Recovery & Repair

• Truck Repair

• Trailer Repair

• Heavy Hauling

ASHLEY CAPPETTA RACING

Press Releases: A2DPR.com/latest-news

Facebook: Facebook.com/ACappettaRacing89

Twitter and Instagram: Twitter.com/A_Cappetta89

Website: AshleyCappettaRacing.com
(photo credit: Jeremy Zarfos Photography)
(photo credit: Troy Junkins/WRT Speedwerx)
(photo credit: Jeremy Zarfos Photography)

Broadcast coverage of most Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of Port Royal Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com

SPECIAL THANKS

Thank you to all our partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return! Below are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these teams do possible.

PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help the teams by giving your business to these partners.

Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing!
THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!
The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the support during the 2023 racing season!

Gettysburg Trading Post
Mike’s Towing & Recovery
Yesteryear Antique Center of Hanover
Stoner’s Auction
O’Brien’s Fuel and Service
Iron Horse Trains
Republican Club of Hanover
Racing Through Time Antiques & Collectibles

CP-Carrillo

DW Automotive Services, LLC

FK Rod Ends

Food Adventures

BAM Products Roller Lifters

KH Suspension

NASTY N8 Racing

Schaeffer’s Oil / Doug Smith

Smith Titanium

Total Seal

Hooker Harness

MyRacePass

Sharp Advantage Safety Products, LLC

Titan Wings

BDB Graphics

K1 Racegear

Kinsler Fuel Injection

AL Driveline

3 Feathers Racing

Jesel

OGIO

GoPro

Slick Products

Paul Felsch Engines

Barnes Oil Systems

 

 

Peter Murphy Classic up next for SCCT this Saturday at Kings Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Hanford, CA…The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is locked and loaded to take part in the annual “Peter Murphy Classic” this Saturday May 13th at Kings Speedway – Powered by Keller Motors.

The ‘Classic’ marks the first of two SCCT visits this season to the popular Hanford, California facility. The Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards is excited to compete alongside the NARC 410s on Saturday at the “King of the Dirt Tracks.”

The PMC is organized by retired racer Peter Murphy, who suffered injuries during a racing crash at Antioch Speedway on July 20, 2013. The accident ultimately forced him to step out of the seat, having suffered a traumatic brain injury, ligament damage in his neck, shoulder and knees, along with a compressed T-3 vertebra.

The following year he arranged the inaugural Peter Murphy Classic and received rave reviews for it. This season we celebrate the ninth edition of the event and it’s shaping up to be one of the best yet. Unlike years past however, both nights will be held at Kings Speedway in Hanford, with the NARC Series launching things Friday.

“I really want this weekend to be a memorable one for all the fans and teams once again,” said Murphy, who now fills the role of Promoter at Kings Speedway. “I still can’t thank everyone enough for all they did after my accident. This is a way for me to continue giving back and show how much I appreciate the sport we all love. We’re excited to have SCCT as part of the Peter Murphy Classic on Saturday with NARC.”
With two races complete for the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards it’s Justin Sanders who sits atop the standings.

The Aromas racer captured the SCCT opener back in March and finished runner up during the tour portion of the Peter Murphy Classic last year. Sanders is set to climb back aboard the potent Dale Miller Septic/ Thompson’s Dealerships No. 4sa on Saturday at Kings Speedway.

Fremont’s Shane Golobic, the reigning SCCT Peter Murphy Classic victor is 13-markers back of Sanders in second, while Lemoore’s Cole Macedo ranks third. San Jose’s Tim Kaeding and Hollister’s Ryan Bernal round out the top-five.

Completing the top-10 going into round three are Tanner Carrick, Jake Morgan, Corey Day, Justyn Cox and Kaleb Montgomery. The most recent SCCT event in Hanford was pocketed by Day this past October.

Tickets and Details:

Adult tickets at Kings Speedway on Saturday May 13th cost $30, while Seniors 62 plus and Military with ID cost $25. Students 7-17 cost $20. Kids six and under are free. Ticket can be purchased at https://www.myracepass.com/tracks/1797/tickets/1325154 or at the gate.

The front gate opens at 3pm, with pit meeting scheduled for 4:15 and cars on track at 5. Be sure to take advantage of Pete’s Pub in the pits from 3:30-4:30pm with food, drinks and driver interviews on the stage.

The Peter Murphy Classic muffler rule will follow track protocols at Kings Speedway, which mirrors the NARC 410 rule. Flowmaster, SpinTech, Schoenfeld 14272735-78 or Extreme mufflers only.

For those who can’t make it to the track, CaliDirt.TV will provide exclusive live coverage of the SCCT portion of the race. Fans can purchase through a monthly membership or on a per race basis via https://calidirt.tv/

The Kings Speedway – Powered by Keller Motors is a 3/8-mile clay oval located on the Kings County Fairgrounds in Hanford, California. The physical address is 801 S. 10th Ave. Hanford, Ca 93230.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour would like to thank Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, CaliDirt.TV, Shop Kyle Larson, Pit Stop USA, Tiner-Hirst Enterprise, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, D&D Roofing, Sierra Foothills Wine Services, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services and High Sierra Industries for their support this season.

More information on the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website www.sprintcarchallengetour.com – Be sure to also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarchallengetour and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT. You can also find us on Instagram by searching scct360.

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Upcoming Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards Events

Saturday May 13: Kings Speedway in Hanford (Ninth annual Peter Murphy Classic w/NARC)

Saturday May 27: Marysville Raceway (23rd Mel and Marlyn Hall Memorial)

Friday June 2: Placerville Speedway (Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial Opening Night)

Saturday June 10: Petaluma Speedway

 

 

Halligan on the Podium at Port Royal to Back Up Top-5 at Grove

Clash with the Outlaws Set for Wednesday at Lincoln

Port Royal, PA – May 8, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Jeff Halligan has been fast this year but yet has had an up and down first two months of his 2023 season in the Risser Motorsports, TheTreeCenter.com, Victory Auto of Lewistown, EMM Sales & Service, Jake’s Golf Carts, Pine Hill Trailers, Keystone Ag Spraying No.45.

After coming out of the gate with two quick top five finishes, the team went through a two week stretch where they couldn’t crack the top ten. That is history now. Over the past two weeks they have found their groove again, maybe even a better groove than before.

Date: 5/5/23
Event: Outlaw Tune-Up
Track: Williams Grove Speedway
City, State: Mechanicsburg, PA
Quick Stats: 25 cars, Qualifying 1st, Heat 2nd (1), Dash 3rd (4), A-main 4th (3)

Date: 5/6/23
Track: Port Royal Speedway
City, State: Port Royal, PA
Quick Stats: 32 cars, Heat 2nd (8), A-main 3rd (4)

Quick Time!

Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway was all about final preparation for the upcoming heavyweight bout with the World of Outlaws. Even the format was identical to what teams will experience when the touring series arrives.

Halligan served notice early he was as ready as he could be when he went out 16th of 25 cars and promptly ripped the fastest lap of the night, earning his first career fast time award.

The Ephrata, PA driver went on to claim the runner up spot in his heat race, earning a spot in the Dash that would set the top six starting spots in the main event. Halligan started 4th in the Dash by virtue of a random pill draw and he was able to move forward for a 3rd place finish.

From his starting spot inside row two, Halligan settled into the 4th position early on in the 25-lap feature and held a firm grasp on the spot until a mid-race incident slowed the field.

Taking advantage of the lap 13 restart, Halligan claimed the 3rd spot hoping to make a second half run to the front. It never materialized and he ended the night with a 4th place finish.
Powering Forward

It was a similar story Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway. Halligan turned heads early by blasting from his 8th starting spot in the second heat race to the 2nd spot by lap four without the aid of a caution. He nearly tracked down race-long leader Ryan Smith but finished 2nd just 0.3 seconds behind.

The heat race charge put Halligan into a handicapped starting spot for the feature event. He took the green for the 25-lap A-main from outside the second row.

Halligan slipped one position on the opening lap but then surged forward to claim the 3rd spot by the end of the second circuit. The battle among positions three through six was close and intense.

By the end of the third trip around the big fairgrounds half-mile, Halligan found himself 6th. He held that spot for the next ten laps, finding his rhythm and letting the car and track come to him.

On lap sixteen business really started to pick up as Halligan reeled in the 4th spot, then turned his fastest lap of the race the next time around. He continued to get quicker, wrestling the 3rd spot away from Steve Buckwalter on lap 22. He held on to record his first podium finish of the season at ‘The Speed Palace’.

“I think we have a good overall balance right now. Our team can now focus on fine tuning the car and I can focus on fine tuning my driving.”, Halligan shared.

The stats back up Halligan’s words. The team has clicked off three straight finishes of 6th or better, not to mention the fast time award at Williams Grove.

“Our team is looking forward to racing against the top teams in the country & PA this week and looking forward to getting into a groove running more races.“, Halligan commented.

Up Next

Jeff and the Risser Motorsports team will roll into Lincoln Speedway Wednesday night, May 10th to take on the World of Outlaws in the Gettysburg Clash.

Current plans are for the team to also compete in the Morgan Cup against the World of Outlaws on Saturday night, May 14th at Williams Grove Speedway.
Season Stats

10 races, 0 wins, 4 top 5’s, 5 top 10’s, 8 top 15’s

Trivia Question

In what year AND at what track did Jeff Halligan capture his first 410 sprint car win?

The answer in the next press release!

Partner Spotlight

EMM Sales & Service: The Agricultural Industry’s Best Trailers for Feed and Livestock Transportation!

If you’re looking for an established East Coast trailer dealer that offers an extensive inventory of new and used trailers for sale, along with a service department for all your repair and maintenance needs, then look no further than the professionals at EMM Sales & Service.

We’ve been selling and servicing agribusiness trailers for over 50 years and have built a reputation as the go-to trailer dealer that countless customers have come to know. Whether you’re in the market for a new trailer or need repair work, EMM Sales & Service is ready to help!

Visit us at EMMSales.com to learn more and call us today at 800-288-2081 or 717-859-3660!

JEFF HALLIGAN RACING

Follow Jeff’s season at: Addicted2dirtpr.com/latest-news/

Jeff Halligan Racing on Facebook: Facebook.com/JeffHalligan45h

Jeff Halligan on Twitter: Twitter.com/JeffHalliganRcg

Jeff Halligan on Instagram: Instagram.com/JeffHalliganRacing

Jeff Halligan Racing’s Online Store: JeffHalliganRacing.com
Jeff Halligan gets focused for his upcoming heat race (photo credit: Derick Kriner Photography)

Broadcast coverage of Port Royal Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com

SPECIAL THANKS

As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return! Below are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these teams do possible.

PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help the teams by giving your business to these partners.

Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing!
THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!
The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the support during the 2023 racing season!


Risser Motorsports
TheTreeCenter.com
Victory Auto of Lewistown, PA
EMM Sales & Service, Inc.
Jake’s Golf Carts
Jim’s Maple Syrup

HighDef Suspension

Scheaffer’s Racing Oil

Newlin Bar Service

Alloy Wheel Repair

AL Driveline

Pine Hill Trailers

Keystone Ag Spraying

RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive

Roach Wings

Panther Framworx

HP Engines

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Reinhardt Demonstrates Team’s Progress With Another Pair of Top Tens

Three Rounds with World of Outlaws on Deck

Abbottstown, PA – May 9, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Kyle Reinhardt started showing improved performance late in the 2022 season. Now, a dozen starts into the 2023 season, he has proven it was no fluke. The changes he made to his program and the decisions he is making each week have the Capitol Renegade, Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers, Henry’s Wrecker No.91 running at the front of the field on a weekly basis.

Reinhardt stated during the offseason last winter that his team would be rebuilding, and they would need to make the most of their available resources. They certainly have done both very well over the first two months of the season.

The team continues to seek another key partner to come on board and help them take the program to the next level. Reinhardt has certainly demonstrated he deserves consideration from potential suitors.

Date: May 5, 2023 Event: Outlaw Tune-up Track: Williams Grove Speedway City, State: Mechanicsburg, PA Quick Stats: 25 cars, Qualifying 12th, Heat 3rd (4), A-main 10th (9)

Date: May 6, 2023 Event: Fallen Firefighters Night/Guise-Little Memorial Track: Lincoln Speedway City, State: Abbottstown, PA Quick Stats: 30 cars, Qualifying 5th, Heat 1st (1), A-main 10th (6)

Tune-Up Part 1

With the Morgan Cup, the annual Spring battle between the PA Posse and the World of Outlaws on the horizon, Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway served as the last chance for teams to build their notebook and prepare their gameplan.

In three starts at ‘The Grove’ this season, Kyle Reinhardt has a pair of top five finishes and has not finished worse than 9th. On Friday night he was just a little off, placing him 12th quickest of the 25 cars on hand.

Reinhardt was able to convert his 4th starting spot in his heat race into a 3rd place finish. The run provided him with a starting spot just inside the top ten for the night’s finale, with a chance to earn another top five finish.

It wasn’t to be. While Reinhardt did score yet another top ten finish, it wasn’t satisfying for the Neptune City, NJ native.

Tune-Up Part 2

Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway also served as a final preparation opportunity for teams at the Abbottstown, PA facility before the upcoming Gettysburg Clash with the World of Outlaws.

Reinhardt was among the thirty teams who opted to take advantage of that opportunity. He started off his night with a strong qualifying run, timing 5th best in the field of thirty.

The time trial run put Reinhardt on the pole for his heat race and he didn’t miss a beat. He raced out to an early lead and stayed there, winning with a 1.6 second advantage over the runner-up.

Reinhardt started the 35-lap A-main outside the third row after pulling the six pill in the redraw. Instead of finding his way forward into the top five, he found himself slipping back a couple spots. He ultimately settled into the 10th spot on lap eleven and that is where he was mired through the checkered flag.

“I’m disappointed in our weekend to be honest. We were just off all night last night at Williams Grove. We were really good here tonight (at Lincoln) but then I was just too free in the feature, so we didn’t get the result either night that we’re capable of.“, Reinhardt said.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2023 season.

Kyle can be contacted via kylereinhardt46@gmail.com. Up Next

Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team will do battle with the World of Outlaws three times in four days in Central Pennsylvania.

First up will be the Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway Wednesday night, May 10th.

That will be followed by the traditional two-day Spring battle between the Outlaws and the PA Posse, the Morgan Cup, which will take place at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday nights, May 12th and 13th.

Season Stats

12 races, 0 wins, 3 top 5’s, 9 top 10’s, 10 top 15’s

Trivia Question

The answer to last week’s question is Kyle’s favorite hobby away from the racetrack is mountain biking!

Now, on to this week’s question. At what track did Kyle Reinhardt claim his first All Star Circuit of Champions victory?

The answer in the next press release!

Partner Spotlight

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We have something for any budget and any venue. Capitol has become the leader in new innovative ideas and changes to the Renegade brand. Through our own experiences as Racers and Custom and Antique car collectors we have added many new designs to the product.

Our goal is to not only sell you the product that you want, but to see you through the entire ownership experience and then be there when you want to purchase your next. For 80 years, our business success has endured by this same formula.

When you are considering all your purchase options how many others can truthfully say that and back it up with their actions? Whether you are a Circle Track racer, Drag Racer, Road Racer, Custom or Antique Car Collector, Motorcycle Rider or a Luxury Motorcoach enthusiast, come in and visit to see for yourself what we are all about.

You will not be disappointed!

View our online showroom at CapitolRenegade.com and join the Renegade Life! (photo credit: Jeremy Zarfos Photography) Kyle Reinhardt goes wheels up at Williams Grove Speedway! (photo credit: Derick Kriner Photography)

Learn more about Kyle Reinhardt at: A2DPR.com/KyleReinhardt

Follow Kyle Reinhardt’s season at: 2DPR.com/latest-news

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Broadcast coverage of Port Royal Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com

Broadcast coverage of 410 sprint car events at BAPS Motor Speedway is available at SprintCarUnlimited.tv

Broadcast coverage of select Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!

The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the support during the 2023 racing season! Capitol Renegade Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers Henry’s Wrecker Service

Fibreworks Composites

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Kelly Racing Fuel

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HP Engines

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As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return! These are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these we do possible.

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Brian Brown Racing unveils new marketing partnership with Iowa Lottery

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (May 9, 2023) - “Blackjack” Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing just hit the lottery, literally, as the Iowa Lottery, Iowa’s own lottery that provides entertainment and prizes to its players while simultaneously raising billions of dollars for in-state programs, is now a proud partner of Brian Brown Racing, set to make their official debut when Brian Brown invades Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for another round of Championship Series action on Saturday, May 13.

Each year, 100 percent of Iowa Lottery proceeds go to support vital state programs. Today, lottery proceeds in Iowa help the state’s veterans and their families through the Iowa Veterans Trust Fund. They help with ongoing insurance costs for the families of Iowa peace officers, firefighters and corrections employees who die in the line of duty. And they provide help for a variety of significant projects through the state General Fund.

“Brian Brown Racing is so very excited to work with a new partner who not only creates fun experiences for lottery players, but also gives back to the state of Iowa each year…a state I love to race in,” Brian Brown stated. “I’m excited to meet some lucky lottery winners, as well as work with the Iowa Lottery to create my own luck at tracks all summer long, including Iowa’s own Knoxville Raceway.”

 

 

Robert Ballou 10th at #LetsRaceTwo Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA: After a tough outing to open #LetsRaceTwo weekend on Friday at Eldora Speedway, Robert Ballou was able to close his weekend out with a 10th place finish on Saturday night.

“Friday night, we tried something on our car in the feature and learned that it did not work as we went backwards in a hurry,” Ballou said. “Saturday night I thought we were really good, but our right rear started to come apart late in the feature and we held on to finish in 10th.”

Following a 13th place finish on Friday night after lining up in the eighth starting position, Ballou was back in action on Saturday night and jumpstarted his night by timing his The BOSS/Suburban Subaru/Deaton’s Waterfront Service backed No. 12 in 17th fastest in time trials.

Lining up on the pole of his heat race, ‘The Mad Man’ has hard on the throttle as he jumped out to the early lead. On the slick Eldora Speedway surface, Ballou kept the field as bay as he raced on to grab the win which secured him the ninth starting position in the 30-lap feature event.

On the big slick half mile, Ballou worked his way through the Top-10 during the early goings of the race.

Getting into seventh, Ballou continued to race hard as he searched for a spot in the Top-Five. Getting into sixth just past the race’s halfway point, the Rocklin, CA native began to fight a vibration that was getting increasingly worse lap after lap.

As laps clicked down to the finish, Ballou’s charge stalled out and he began to slip back. Hanging on as best he could, Ballou was able to keep his entry inside the Top-10 as he took the checkered flag with a 10th place finish.

“We got into sixth, then started dealing with a vibration,” Ballou said. “I could tell we had an issue with our tire, and all I could do was hang on for the last 10-laps or so. Saturday was definitely a much better night, but we still have a couple of things to work out.”

Robert Ballou would like to thank Suburban Subaru, Deaton’s Waterfront Service, Rossie Feed and Grain, Berks Western Telecom, Inc., Dan Roberts Motorsports, Dragonfly Aviation, Hinchman Indy, Don Ott Racing Engines, Manvel Motorsports, CSI Shocks, Walker Performance Filtration, Amsoil Inc, Murray’s Body Shop, Pacific Grass and Turf, MPHG Promotions Inc, Team Jack Foundation, Olson Custom Design, Konnected Clothing, Hooker Harness, Indy Race Parts, Hoosier Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, ISC Racers Tape, Chalk Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Moose Blocks, Inc., AO Designs, and Arai Helmets for their support.

ON TAP: Robert Ballou’s next USAC National Sprint Car Tour event is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend with events in Terre Haute, IN and Indianapolis, IN. Ballou is undecided if he will be in action over the next two weekends.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-8, Wins- 0, Top 5’s- 1, Top-10’s- 6

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with ‘The Mad Man’ by following him on Twitter @RoberBallou81, liking https://www.facebook.com/robertballoumotorsports/, or by clicking over to www.balloumotorsports.com.

 

 

Hagar Opening Season This Saturday at Riverside International Speedway

Inside Line Promotions – MARION, Ark. (May 9, 2023) – Derek Hagar is kicking off the 2023 season this Saturday at Riverside International Speedway, marking the latest he has started a racing season in his career.

“I had to make sure business life was going right before we focused on racing,” he said. “I have more mouths to feed than mine so I have to make sure my employees are taken care of. We’re excited to get things kicked off this weekend.”

Hagar is hopeful to start the season at the dirt oval in West Memphis, Ark., with a triumph. He last won a season opener on March 1, 2014, when he reached the Winner’s Circle at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss.

“It’d mean a lot to win our first race of the year and it’d help build momentum for the team to get our racing season started,” he said. “I’m pretty excited to see what we can do with this new engine package. We didn’t even have time to put it on the dyno. We’ll go out there blind. With the knowledge of Ricky (Stenhouse) and Kenny (Conrad) I’m confident it’ll be strong.”

Hagar is coming off a stellar season as he powered to 13 feature triumphs, a regional series championship and a track title in 2022. This year’s racing schedule will be determined week to week.

“We’ll just race when we can,” he said. “Business is my main priority. We’ll race in between that. I see us racing quite a bit, but it’s hard to say weekend to weekend where we’ll be until the last minute.”

UP NEXT –

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – B & D Towing and Recovery

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

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

Hagar would like to thank Ameri-Panel, J&J Auto Racing, B & D Towing and Recovery, FK Rod Ends, Dynotech Performance, A.M.P., Fragola Performance Systems, Administrative Consulting Services, Killer Coatings, Beazt Composites, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, Jeff’s Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline, Ti64 and Builtwiser Wings for their continued support.

 

 

Amantea Earns Top Five During First BOSS Series Start of Season

Inside Line Promotions – ORRVILLE, Ohio (May 9, 2023) – Joey Amantea captured a top-five result during his Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series season debut last Friday at Hilltop Speedway.

Amantea was also in contention for a top five the following night at Wayne County Speedway before a late-race incident ended with a 13th-place finish.

“We more than accomplished everything we wanted,” he said. “Both nights we had winning speed. The first night at Hilltop it was more of getting reacquainted with the 410 and it’d been about three weeks since we raced overall so we were a little rusty.”

Amantea qualified third quickest in his group at Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, Ohio. He then finished second in a heat race to advance into the feature redraw, in which he pulled the No. 2 to line up on the outside of the front row in the A Main.

“In the heat race we battled for the win and did what we needed to make the feature redraw,” he said. “In the feature we tracked down the leader in traffic and I was passing when the caution came out. Then it turned into five-lap bursts. I messed up a little with my line and not keeping my tire hot under caution. I ended up finishing fifth, losing fourth at the finish line by a couple thousandths.”

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Wayne County Speedway, where Amantea timed in fourth quickest in his group. A runner-up result in a heat race earned a spot into the feature redraw for the second straight night.

“What a cool place that was,” he said. “We were really fast. I believe we go back there at some point and I’m very excited.

“We made the feature redraw again and this time started fifth. On Lap 1 a car spun in front of me and I tagged him. I restarted 22nd and drove up to the top five in 16 or 17 laps. With about four laps to go on a restart for a red flag going into the bottom of turn one a guy half spun in front of me. I tagged him and spun both of us out. Regardless of it's your fault or not if you stop on the track twice they remove you from the track so that ended our night early.”

Amantea returns to his home state of Pennsylvania this weekend to race a micro sprint on Friday at Linda’s Speedway in Jonestown before tackling a Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars show on Saturday at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville.

QUICK RESULTS –

May 5 – Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, Ohio – Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 5 (2).

May 6 – Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio – Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 13 (5).

SEASON STATS –

7 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Friday at Linda’s Speedway in Jonestown, Pa., and Saturday at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., with the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.joeyamantearacing.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joeyamantea88J

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Amantea Real Estate

Amantea Real Estate is a residential and commercial real estate company based in Mount Pocono, Pa. For more information, visit http://www.AmanteaRealEstate.com.

“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 Amantea Real Estate, JPA Masonry, Stinger Race Fuel Products, 600cc Performance, CSI Shocks, Smith Titanium, Radical Race Gear, Pensyl Enterprises and JPA Equipment & Truck Repair for their continued support.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports Posts Pair of Top Fives at Eldora Speedway

Inside Line Promotions – ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 9, 2023) – Big Game Motorsports driver David Gravel captured back-to-back top-five finishes last weekend during the #LetsRaceTwo event hosted by Eldora Speedway.

The performances were the 11th and 12th top fives of the season with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, leading the way out of all the competitors. Also of note, Gravel set quick time during qualifying on Saturday night for his 100th career Quick Time Award.

The busy weekend began on Friday when Gravel timed in ninth quickest in his group after going out late in the qualifying order. He then hustled from fifth to third place in a heat race and from 10th to fifth place in the A Main.

Saturday’s program started with the monumental Quick Time Award followed by a heat race victory. Unfortunately, Gravel pulled the second-highest number – seven – in the dash draw and he finished where he started – seventh – in the dash to garner the seventh starting spot in the main event.

Gravel quickly worked into the top five and advanced as high as second place before ending with a third-place result.

“We had an awesome car there early on, definitely had the most maneuverable car and were really good early on,” he said in a post-race interview on DIRTvision. “Wherever they went, I kind of did the opposite and passed guys. It was a solid weekend.”

A trio of races in Pennsylvania fill this week’s schedule for Big Game Motorsports. The Gettysburg Clash is Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown followed by the Morgan Cup on Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg.

Gravel won a World of Outlaws race at Lincoln Speedway in 2017. He has wins with the series at Williams Grove Speedway in 2020 (twice), 2019 (twice), 2017 (three times) and 2014.

QUICK RESULTS –

May 5 – Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio – Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 5 (10).

May 6 – Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio – Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 7 (7); Feature: 3 (7).

SEASON STATS –

20 races, 4 wins, 14 top fives, 17 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Gettysburg Clash and Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Morgan Cup with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS –

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET’S SPEEDWAY –

Huset’s Speedway is a 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. For more information, visit http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com.

JACKSON MOTORPLEX –

Jackson Motorplex is a 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through August, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Midwest Sprint Touring Series and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com.

TICKET LINK –

To purchase online tickets for events at either Huset’s Speedway or at Jackson Motorplex, visit http://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true.

 

 

Empire Super Sprints 40th Anniversary Tour Hits Utica-Rome Friday Night

By Curtis Berleue (Vernon, NY) | For the first time in 2023, the Empire Super Sprints will visit the Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, NY on Friday May 12. This Fridays event at the “Home of Heroes” will be the first of three visits for ESS this season.

In the 75 previous events held at Utica-Rome dating back to 1986, 30 different drivers have been victorious at the ½ mile oval. The most recent 5 winners – Danny Varin, Davie Franek, Matt Tanner, Shawn Donath, and Jason Barney – are all currently in the top 10 in ESS points, with both Donath and Barney having already scored wins this season.

After two events so far in 2023, the points battle is already shaping up for the Empire Super Sprints 40th anniversary tour. Danny Varin holds a slim 8-point lead over last week’s winner Shawn Donath, with defending champion Jordan Poirier sitting 17 more points back in third.

Action for this Friday’s $2,000 to win affair at Utica-Rome is set to get under way with gates opening at 5pm, hot laps at 6:45pm and racing at 7:30pm. Grandstand admission is $22 for Adults, $20 for Seniors (ages 65 and up), with Kids 11 and under admitted FREE. Pit admission is $40 (ages 13 and up), $35 (NASCAR or Utica-Rome Members), $10 Kids (ages 6-12) and $2 for Children ages 5 and under.

A special thank you goes out to Project Support, LLC for sponsoring this weeks dash for cash. If you are unable to make it to the track, you can stream the event live on FloRacing (www.floracing.tv).

For the latest news, information and schedule updates regarding the Empire Super Sprints, be sure to check the series website (www.EmpireSuperSprints.com) and follow along on Facebook (Empire Super Sprints), Twitter (@ESSprints) and Instagram (@empiresupersprints).

The Empire Super Sprints would like to thank the following series sponsors for their continued support: Rifenburg Contracting Corp, PJC Spray Foam, Hoosier Racing Tire, Cobra Coaches, E&V Energy, Fondations 4 Saisons, Pinnacle Investments, LLC, Lacaillade Masonry, Inc., FX Caprara, ASI Racewear, Lanes Yamaha, Ashley Lynn Winery, Bicknell Racing Products, DirtTrackDigest.com and LC Design.

The ESS Road Ahead:

Friday, May 12 – Utica-Rome Speedway - Vernon, NY ($2,000 to Win)

Friday, May 26 – Brewerton Speedway – Brewerton, NY ($2,000 to Win Don Gillette Memorial)

Saturday, May 27 – Fulton Speedway – Fulton, NY ($2,000 to Win)

 

 

Michales mercer raceway Sat May 13 2023 preview.

By Jim Balentine
(Mercer,Pa)

After a exciting night of jam packed racing with a great crowd on hand, Michaels Mercer Raceway returns for the second night of points for our big block modifieds, FASTRAK crate modifieds, Racesaver 305 sprints, mini stocks, and a return of the pro stocks for the 3rd time along with the jr sprints.

It will also be twin state auto racing club night as members with valid membership cards will be admitted free to the grandstand area and have access to the VIP booth upstairs.

So far in 2023 only one division has had a repeat winner, and that is defending track champion Andy Thompson in the mini stocks.

The big block modifieds have had Garrett Krummert and Rex King Jr. victorious.

The FASTRAK crate modifieds have been won by Frank Guidace and Gage Priester.

Chris Withers and Josh Sieppel have both won their mercer 1st feature in the pro stocks.

Jimmy Morris has the lone Racesaver 305 sprint victory.

The twin state auto racing club will present poster size feature winner signs to each winner of each class.

• General Admission- $15
• Seniors General Admission- $13
• Kids (Age 10 and under) General Admission- Free
• Pit Admission-$30
• Seniors Pit Admission- $25
• Kids (Age 10 and under) Pit Admission- $25

Pit gates will open at 4 PM
Grandstand will open at 5 pm
Hot laps at 6:15 and the first heat takes the green at 7 PM.

Concessions will be open. Coolers must fit between the bleachers with no glass. Alcohol is permitted. Lawn chair seating is permitted in the grassy area by the fence. We are a cash only facility with no ATM on site.

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

 


 

Zach Newlin Collects 358 Sprint Hard Charger at Williams Grove
Team Will Return to Williams Grove May 19

Mechanicsburg, PA – May 9, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Zach Newlin and the Mansberger Motorsports 358 sprint car team have been battling through a very tough stretch that spans back into their 2022 season.

Despite having good equipment, a knowledgeable crew and a driver that knows how to win races, they have faced a number of unusual and unlucky challenges. It’s not an uncommon story in sprint car racing but that doesn’t make it any easier to overcome.

Date: 5/5/23
Track: Williams Grove Speedway
City, State: Mechanicsburg, PA
Quick Stats: 31 cars, Heat 6th (9), A-main 11th (16)

A Little Luck Please

When Newlin signed in and drew his pill Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway, he had to be thinking ‘here we go again’. His draw put him 9th on the starting grid for his heat race. While a top six transfer spot was probably within reach, a top four redraw spot seemed pretty far-fetched against the level of competition that signs in at ‘The Grove’.

With his work clearly cut out for him, Newlin didn’t waste a moment getting to work in his heat race, charging into 7th on the opening lap and to 6th by lap four. Climbing further was a tall task in the night’s opening 8-lap heat race on a still somewhat narrow racing groove. He settled for the 6th place finish and a transfer in the Manchester Hydraulics, Marlow’s Metal Fabrication, Safety Kleen, Lee Chassis Repair & Components, Will’s Lawncare, Mansberger Motorsports No.21m.

Charging Hard

Newlin started the 20-lap A-main deep in the field in 16th. Once again, the Millerstown, PA driver got right to business, climbing two spots on the opening lap.

‘Zach Daddy’ as he has been nicknamed over the years, temporarily slipped back to 15th for a few circuits but reclaimed 14th by lap seven.

Newlin continued his forward progress, closing the next gap and taking over the 13th spot on lap eleven. The No.21m was clearly coming to him and getting faster. The two cars in front of Newlin raced side by side, stranding the faster Newlin behind them for a few laps and stalling his progress as the laps clicked off.

Finally, on lap nineteen Newlin wrestled the 12th spot away and then went after the No.6 of Cody Phillips. Newlin took 11th away from Phillips on the final circuit to end up 11th, plus five on the night.

The effort was enough to earn Newlin the Hard Charger award for the night.

“Man, it felt like we passed twice that many cars tonight. The racing was so close. Felt like everyone was so even.“, a worn out but happy Newlin said.

“We had a great car in the second half of the race tonight. I was turning laps as fast as the front runners, we were just buried too deep. “That’s the best I have felt this season. I think we have found some balance that we can build on.”

Up Next

Zach Daddy and the Mansberger Motorsports team will return to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 19th.

Season Stats

3 races, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 0 top 10’s, 1 top 15’s

Trivia Question

The answer to our last trivia question is Zach Newlin started his racing career in go-karts in 1998!

Now, on to this week’s question! During his 305 sprint car years, how many times did Zach Newlin win the BAPS Motor Speedway track championship?

The answer in the next press release!

Learn more about Zach Newlin at: A2DPR.com/ZachNewlin

Follow Zach Newlin’s season at: A2DPR.com/latest-news

Zach Newlin Racing on Facebook: Facebook.com/ZachNewlinRacing

Zach Newlin Racing on Twitter: Twitter.com/ZachDaddyRacing
Photo Credit: Jeremy Zarfos Photography
(photo credit: Derick Kriner Photography)

Broadcast coverage of Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com

Broadcast coverage of Port Royal Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com
THANKS TO ZACH’S PARTNERS!
Ron’s RV Sales
Butler Hill Maple Farm
Tuscarora Roofing Co.
Dillman Hauling
FIT Transportation

Grove Financial & Associates

Precision Auto Repair Services & Detailing

Christine Booher, Realtor

Safety-Kleen

Strange Oval

Walker Performance Filtration

Newlin Bar Service

SPECIAL THANKS

As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return! Below are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these teams do possible.

PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help the teams by giving your business to these partners.

Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing!

 

 

Arenz equals career-best 410 Sprint Car
showing at Wilmot Raceway

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 11, 2023 – Three weeks after notching his first top-five A-main showing of the 2023 Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series season at Beaver Dam Raceway, Travis Arenz upped the ante by doubling up on his career-best finish behind the wheel of a 410 Sprint Car, steering his Travis Arenz Motorsports 25T machine to a second place showing in a non-sanctioned 410 Sprint Car event at Wilmot Speedway in Wilmot, Wis. on Saturday, May 6.

Arenz opened the program by qualifying third in the 24-car field with a lap of 12.939 seconds on the third-mile clay oval, during a group qualifying session.

The 16th year driver started fourth in the second eight-lap 410 Sprint Car heat race and quickly moved to the front, advancing three spots to earn his first heat race victory of the 2023 season.

After starting sixth in the 25-lap main event, the 2021 and 2022 Midwest Sprint Car Association and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car champion drove a smart race, avoiding a few incidents along the way to finish in the runner-up spot behind race winner Bill Balog.

The second place showing equaled Arenz’s previous career-best 410 Sprint Car finish, which also came at Wilmot Raceway in a Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series event on Aug. 27, 2022.

“We have struggled with qualifying this year so far, so qualifying third was definitely a good change in direction,” Arenz said. “In the heat race, the car was good. It just took a few laps to get rolling.

“Unfortunately, the car was a little too tight in the early stages of the feature,” he said. “Near the end of the race is when I felt comfortable and was able to turn decent laps and progress forward. More seat time behind the wheel of the 410 car is definitely what I need to keep getting faster.”

Travis Arenz and the Travis Arenz Motorsports team will compete in a Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions – Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series co-sanctioned event at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. on Saturday, May 13.

Pit gates open at 2 p.m. with spectator gates opening at 4 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m.

All 2023 Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series events will be streamed live on FloRacing.

The 2023 Travis Arenz Motorsports sponsorship partners include Professional Plating Inc., Service One Transportation, Inc, Don and Lynn Kiel, Oostburg Concrete, Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Schoen’s Wildlife Removal, Premier Insurance Solutions-Craig Ladwig, Pallet Works, DW Fence, Little Bears Tree Service LLC, Lake Auto Glass and Service, Myhre Construction LLC, Roth’s Auto Restoration, Hair Fellers Barbershop, Fastenal of Plymouth, Jensen Sales and Humphrey’s Turner Hall Bar & Grill, Amy Bruechert Reality, Cornwell Tools-Paul Epping, Advanced Engine Concepts, Inc., Duehring's Tax Service, Everhope Show Cattle, HRP Wings and Behling Racing Equipment.

The 2023 Travis Arenz Motorsports team consists of pit crew members Greg Piedot, Jerrod Gamb, Emily Stadler, Cameron Fritz, Alex Wesenburg, Tony Fox and Trevor Hittman.

Additional information on the Travis Arenz Motorsports team can be found by visiting the team’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Travis Arenz Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Oostburg Concrete

In 1946, six partners joined hands to form Oostburg Concrete Products. The original owners purchased special equipment to manufacture a wide range of concrete items, which they used during the summer months for construction work.
Oostburg Concrete Products’ recent investment in equipment allows the company to pour concrete through most of the winter months.

One of the original owners, Gordon Veldboom Sr. became the sole owner in 1959. Today, the company is owned and operated by Gordon J. Veldboom Jr., his wife, Helen, and their son, John.

Oostburg Concrete Products offers a complete line of concrete and masonry services, including footings, poured concrete walls, concrete floors, driveways, sidewalks, flatwork, fireplaces and exterior brick in stone.

Oostburg Concrete Products crews cover a large territory, including jobs in Brown, Calumet, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Jefferson, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha and Winnebago counties.

For more information or to inquire about services, contact Oostburg Concrete Products by email at terry@oostburgconcrete.com, via phone at 920-564-3341 or by visiting http://www.oostburgconcrete.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.

Travis Arenz Motorsports
Upcoming 2023 Schedule

Saturday, May 13 – Wilmot Raceway, Wilmot, Wis. (IRA/All Stars)
Saturday, May 20 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)
Sunday, May 21 – Angell Park Speedway, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)

Travis Arenz Motorsports
410 Sprint Car
2023 Season
By The Numbers

Total Events – 4
IRA Events – 3
A Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 2
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 2
Top 15 A Main Finishes – 2
Top 20 A Main Finishes – 2
Heat Race Victories – 1
B Main Victories – 0
Dash Appearances – 0
Dash Victories – 0
Fast Qualifier Awards – 0

Travis Arenz Motorsports
360 Sprint Car
2023 Season
By The Numbers

Total MSA-PDTR Events – 0
A Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 0
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 0
Heat Race Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 0
Fast Qualifier Awards – 0

 

 

Cory Eliason Lands at Crouch Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: Cory Eliason has found a new home. The Visalia, CA driver is thrilled to announce he has assumed driving duties with Crouch Motorsports effective immediately and is set to continue the team’s 2023 plan of running a very aggressive schedule around the country.

“First, I would like to thank Bernie and Betsie Stuebgen of Indy Race Parts for everything they have done for me over the last 11 months,” Cory Eliason said. “When I needed a ride last season, they were right there for me, and I truly thank them because this opportunity would not be here if it were not for them keeping me going.

“I am very excited for this new endeavor with Crouch Motorsports,” Eliason added. “Leighton Crouch (Team Owner) has built an incredible team in a short period of time, and I am honored to get the call to take over the driving duties. I am looking forward to working with Leighton, Brad Alexander, Stephen Hamm-Reilly, and everyone else that is associated with the team.”

Eliason gets right to work with Crouch Motorsports as he will be aboard the Mobil1/Hi-Plains Building Division No. 11 with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series in Pennsylvania starting on Wednesday night at Lincoln Speedway followed by a double-header at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday night.

The team will continue to contest the High Limit Racing Series schedule, and as stated earlier, will run a very aggressive schedule around the country taking on the World of Outlaws and the All Star Circuit of Champions.

“Jumping right in and racing in one of the toughest parts of the country is going to be a great first test for us, and I am excited,” Eliason added. “Crouch Motorsports has a great team of marketing partners behind them, and I am looking forward to representing them and working with them the rest of the season.”

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-12, Wins-0, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP: Eliason and Crouch Motorsports make their debut together at Lincoln Speedway on May 10th with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Cory Eliason by following him on Twitter @Cory_Eliason, Instagram @Cory_Eliason or on Facebook at Facebook.com/CoryEliasonRacing.

You can also shop the online store at ShopCoryEliason.Com.

To keep up with the team, follow Crouch Motorsports on Twitter @CMSRacing11, or via Instagram @CMSRacing11.


Dietrich finds back-to-back podiums; Full Outlaws slate on deck
May 8, 2023

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (May 8, 2023) – Danny Dietrich put together an impressive, and ultimately consistent stretch of results during the recent weekend, not only solidifying a perfect momentum kick before the upcoming World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series invasion, but padding his stat sheet with back-to-back third-place finishes during competition at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 5-6. Dietrich’s top-five count now sits at 13 on the year, one of those a recent victory at Selinsgrove Speedway.

As hinted, Dietrich, ace of Gary Kauffman’s Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, #1 Cochran Expressway, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Self Made Racing, No. 48 sprint car, will work to defend home dirt against the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series during the coming week, which will blast off on Wednesday, May 10, with the annual Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway. Not stopping there, the World of Outlaws and Pennsylvania Posse rivalry will continue with Williams Grove Speedway’s annual Morgan Cup set for Friday and Saturday, May 5-6; $17,000 will go to the weekend finale winner.

Certainly no stranger to Outlaws action in the Keystone State, Dietrich finished sixth against the Greatest Show On Dirt during their most recent visit to Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 18.

“We’re ready to see what we can do,” Dietrich noted. “We had a really consistent weekend again, but like anyone, we’re always wanting more. To beat the Outlaws at home is really special and it’s a tough feeling to ever top. I think we have what it takes to beat them at both tracks.”

ON DECK:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2023 campaign with a full swing of World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competition, first visiting Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, May 10, followed by back-to-back visits to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, on Friday and Saturday, May 12-13. The weekend will conclude with the annual Ray Tilley Classic at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, May 14; it is an open event with no sanction.

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, #1 Cochran Expressway, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Self Made Racing, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, East Park Automotive Inc., RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc, Bollinger Construction, Blud Lubricants.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gkrracing
Twitter: www.twitter.com/dannydietrich
Merchandise: www.dannydietrich.com/merch
News: www.dannydietrich.com
News: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com.

STATS:
2023 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 13
Top-10s: 14
Wins: 1

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Finished third during the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season opener contested Friday evening, February 10 (Volusia Speedway Park). Finished third and fourth, respectively, in Lincoln Speedway’s opening pair contested Thursday and Sunday, February 23 and 26. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 4. Finished fourth in Port Royal Speedway’s season opener on Sunday, March 5. Finished sixth during World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series action at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 18. Finished second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 1. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 8. Finished second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 14. Finished fourth at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 16. Finished second in Williams Grove Speedway’s Tommy Hinnershitz Classic on Friday, April 21. Won first race of the season at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, April 23. Finished third on back-to-back occasions; Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 5, and Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, May 6.

2023 Wins: Selinsgrove Speedway (April 23)

2022 Wins: 14 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/26), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/2), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/16), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/30), (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/3), (Lincoln Speedway – Steve Smith Tribute [$19,000]: 6/4) (Attica Raceway Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/10) (Limaland Motorsports Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/17) (Selinsgrove Speedway – PA Sprint Speedweek Finale | Opperman-Bogar-Heintzelman Memorial [$10,099]: 7/3) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 7/24) (Port Royal Speedway | Living Legends Dream Race: 7/30) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Lincoln Speedway | Night of Champions: 10/15)


HEADING HOME: Zearfoss aims big in return to Central Pennsylvania
 

2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 10th | 2072 points

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (May 8, 2023) – The “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing are heading home, and although sleeping in their own beds is a bonus, the World of Outlaws season continues, set to take on a full slate in Pennsylvania Posse Country beginning with a midweek visit to the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday, May 10. Right up the road, action will continue with back-to-back appearances at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 12-13. The trio will be highlighted with the $17,000-to-win Morgan Cup at The Grove on Saturday.

Zearfoss, ace of the Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Milton Hershey School, A. Lane Living, No. 3Z sprint car, will return to the Keystone State fresh off of a pair of starts at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, highlighting the Let’s Race Two double with a 12th-place score in the weekend opener on Friday, May 5.

A former standout in Central Pennsylvania before hitting the road, Zearfoss is a past Outlaws winner at Williams Grove Speedway, as well as a prior Port Royal Speedway track champion.

“It’s a special week for us, and it’s a special week for race fans. We’re excited to get home and compete in front of all of our partners and fans,” Zearfoss said. “There’s nothing we want more than to win. Maybe a bittersweet feeling for Posse fans, but we know we have their love and support. Let’s see what happens.”

Fans are reminded, on Thursday, May 11, from 4:30-7 p.m. Milton Hershey School, Hersheypark, and World of Outlaws will host the ultimate Hershey Sprint Car Experience. The event celebrates modern-day racing while paying tribute to those who raced at Hershey Stadium Speedway 84 years ago. You read that right—Milton S. Hershey built Hersheypark Stadium in 1937 to be a speedway. From the outside looking in, you might question what Milton Hershey School, Hersheypark, and World of Outlaws have in common. A lot—and it all ties back to Mr. Hershey.

ON DECK:
Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a swing through the Keystone State, first visiting Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, May 10, followed by back-to-back visits to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, on Friday and Saturday, May 12-13.

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., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Milton Hershey School, A. Lane Living, Berkebile Oil Company, XXX Race Company, K1 RaceGear, BK Titanium, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, Walker Performance Filtration, Bell Helmets, System 1 Pro Ignition, Allstar Performance, Wilwood, FK Rod Ends, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and CSI Shocks.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Press: www.fullyinjected.com
Online Home: www.brockzearfoss.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing
Merchandise: http://www.brockzearfoss.com/shopping/

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2023 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics:
Wins: 0
Top-5s: 1
Top-10s: 2

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Earned top-ten performance against All Star Circuit of Champions in Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals; finished seventh on Wednesday, February 8. Hard charged from 18th to finish tenth in Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals make-up feature contested Sunday evening, March 5 – earned evening’s Hard Charger Award. Finished 11th at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama, on Friday, March 24. Finished fifth at US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri, on Friday, April 7.

 

Whittall scores top-ten at Williams Grove; World of Outlaws invasion looms
ByTyler Altmeyer
May 8, 2023

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (May 8, 2023) – For the first time in 2023, Vincentown, New Jersey’s Justin Whittall, ace of the JW Motorsports, JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, Enterprise, Prime Composite Innovations, K Seal, No. 67 sprint car, found the top-ten at Williams Grove Speedway, and with the Greatest Show On Dirt set to invade the world-famous paperclip in less than a week, there’s no better time than now to develop momentum.

Whittall, a former Williams Grove Speedway feature winner who finished eighth in his most recent appearance, will work to not only defend home dirt in Williams Grove’s upcoming Morgan Cup double, but additionally, score a first-ever Series victory, solidifying a chunk of the $27,000 winner’s share; $10,000 on Friday, May 12, and $17,000 on Saturday, May 13.

With much of his early season success at Port Royal Speedway, Whittall will enter Williams Grove’s Morgan Cup on the back of five top-ten finishes, the best being a sixth at the Port Royal “Speed Palace.”

“We always enjoy it when the Outlaws come to town. They are the best in the world for a reason and we’re ready to give our chances a go,” Whittall stated. “We needed a little bit of a kick before the weekend and we got it with a top-ten finish Friday night. Hopefully we can build on that momentum and show speed right out of the box on Friday.”

ON DECK:
Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports will continue their 2023 campaign with back-to-back appearances with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 12-13. The weekend will conclude with the annual Ray Tilley Classic at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, May 14; it is an open event with no sanction.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, Enterprise, Prime Composite Innovations, K Seal.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/justinwhittallmotorsports
Twitter: www.twitter.com/justinwhittall
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.justinwhittallmotorsports.com.

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.

2023 STATISTICS:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 0
Top-Tens: 5

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Finished ninth in Lincoln Speedway’s Icebreaker [Round #2] on Sunday, February 26; started 17th. Finished seventh from 14th in Port Royal Speedway’s season opener on Sunday, March 5 – Hard Charger Award. Finished ninth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 1. Finished sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 8. Finished eighth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 5.

2022 Wins: 1 (Port Royal Speedway | $6,000 | October 14)

 

 

Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports show perseverance at Eldora; Terre Haute, Circle City all ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (May 8, 2023) – Although just missing the top ten, Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports’ effort on Saturday night in the Let’s Race Two finale at Eldora Speedway was more than impressive, forced to overcome mechanical issues stemming back from heat race competition, then perfecting an A-Main charge through the field.

Their eventual rally, climbing from a provisional starting position to finish 12th in the USAC National Sprint Cars A-Main, was completed with very little prep time, as the Forest, Ohio-based team was cornered into utilizing a back-up car which ultimately forced the No. 33M to miss the evening’s consolation semi-feature.

Westfall, who owns five top-ten appearances thus far in 2023, opened his weekend at The Big E with a 17th-place score on Friday, May 5.

“We put in a lot of effort this weekend, and although the overall goal was to finish much higher, I’m proud of what we achieved and what we were forced to overcome,” Westfall, driver Ray Marshall’s Buckeye Machine Fabricators Inc, Hempy Water, DPI Ink, No. 33M sprint car, said. “Hats off to the entire team. A lot was thrown at us in a short amount of time, but we battled back. We have some time off before our next USAC start, but we’ll be ready.”

ON DECK: Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will continue their 2023 agenda with a USAC National Sprint Cars start at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Indiana, on Tuesday, May 23. The week will continue with back-to-back USAC starts at Circle City Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Wednesday and Thursday, May 24-25.

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.

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch each and every USAC event live at www.floracing.com. Watch each and every Xtreme Outlaw event live at www.dirtvision.com. Watch each and every BOSS Series event live at www.thecushion.com

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MattWestfallRacing/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ray-Marshall-Motorsports-111598495590021/ Online home: http://raymarshallmotorsports.com/ News coverage: http://fullyinjected.com.

STATS: Top-Fives: 1 Top-Tens: 5

2023 HIGHLIGHTS: Earned three consecutive USAC National Sprint Car Series top-ten finishes during visits to Volusia Speedway Park and Bubba Raceway Park on February 14, 16, and 18; tenth, seventh, and eighth, respectively. Finished second in Paragon Speedway’s No Way Out 40 on Saturday, March 11 – he started seventh. Finished tenth during USAC start at Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington, Indiana, on Friday, April 14. Rallied from a provisional starting position to finish 12th in Eldora Speedway’s Let’s Race Two finale on Saturday, May 6.


 


Greg Wilson to revisit drawing board; Attica and Fremont weekend potentials
ByTyler Altmeyer
May 8, 2023

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

BENTON RIDGE, Ohio (May 8, 2023) – It has been a tough start to the year for Greg Wilson and Greg Wilson Racing, but as any owner or driver will tell you, finding comfort and momentum is no easy task, especially for a new team. Despite the varying levels of frustration, Wilson remains focused and determined, ready to return to the drawing board with abrupt changes in mind.

“We’ve definitely been up and down, but that’s to be expected in some respect. We knew we were going to experience some changes coming into the new season,” Wilson, driver of the Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics Warehousing and Transportation, SandRidge Customs, Banshee Graphics, CJMM, No. W20 sprint car, said. “We’ll reflect on our recent results and work to make some changes. Our potential is there, it’s just up to us to find it and capitalize.”

In recent action, Greg Wilson and Greg Wilson Racing joined the All Star Circuit of Champions for a Thursday night visit to Atomic Speedway, followed by back-to-back appearances with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Eldora Speedway. Wilson was short of A-Main competition in all three attempts, highlighting the agenda with a forward rally in Thursday’s All Star B-Main.

ON DECK:
Greg Wilson and Greg Wilson Racing will continue their 2023 campaign with an Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) pair in northwest Ohio, first visiting Attica Raceway Park on Friday, May 12, followed by a stop at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 13.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Greg Wilson and Greg Wilson Racing would like to thank all of their primary and secondary marketing partners including: Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics Warehousing and Transportation, SandRidge Customs, Banshee Graphics, and CJMM.

Greg Wilson Racing product partners include: Kistler Racing Engines, Rider Racing Engines, Winters Performance, All-Pro Cylinder Heads, Simpson Racing Products, BRS Berryman Racing Shocks, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Smith Titanium, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Nagy Equipment Sales, Inter-state Truck Repair, Ultra-Shield Race Products, Triple XXX Race Cars, Real-Capz, KSE Race Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, TI22, King Racing Products, Sharp Advantage, Saldana Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, HRP Hepfner Racing Products, Burns Petroleum, GRC Greber Racing Components, FK Shocks, Fully Injected Motorsports

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gregwilsonracing/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gregwilsonw20
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com

2023 STATISTICS:
Top-fives: 0
Top-tens: 0
Wins: 0

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Kicked-off 2023 campaign with All Star Circuit of Champions action at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida, on Monday and Tuesday, February 13-14. Finished 16th in Attica Raceway Park’s Core & Main Spring Nationals finale on Saturday, April 15.

 

 

Chase Randall helps TKS Motorsports power to a top-five at Knoxville Raceway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MITCHELLVILLE, Iowa (May 8, 2023) – Despite their primary driver, Ian Madsen, still on the sidelines due to concussion recovery protocol, Mitchellville, Iowa’s TKS Motorsports did their best to power on and persevere, and persevere is what they did, eventually capping Knoxville Raceway’s season opening program with a top-five score, accomplished by temporary driver and Waco, Texas, native, Chase Randall.

Randall, powering Troy Renfro’s Albaugh – Your Alternative, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Industrial Products, deWit Construction, No. 2KS, finished fourth in the Sprint Car Capital of the World’s official lid lifter, racing ahead two positions after starting sixth on the feature grid. In all, a great evening for the Texan, kicking things off with the eighth-fastest qualifying time, padding that with a third-place finish during his respective heat race.

The top-five outcome was TKS Motorsports’ first of the season, snapping a stretch of bad luck that included several “nowhere to go” incidents with Madsen at the helm.

“This is a great momentum kick for our team and we are all very pleased,” Troy Renfro explained. “A big thanks to Chase Randall for stepping in while Ian continues to recover. He gave us the opportunity to fine tune our program and we’re hoping to continue this momentum when we return to Knoxville this weekend.”

ON DECK: TKS Motorsports and Ian Madsen will continue their 2023 campaign with another visit to the Sprint Car Capital of the World, Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, May 13.

SPECIAL THANKS: Albaugh – Your Alternative, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Industrial Products, deWit Construction, Jersey Freeze Ice Cream, Freedom Concrete Pumping, Speck USA, Finer Cuts Lawn Care, AL Driveline, TJ Forged, Justice Brothers, Custom Plumbing Inc, Serenity Custom Woodworking, XYZ Machining, Rod End Supply, KH Suspension, Schoenfeld Headers, Allstar Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Central Iowa Sheds, Mobile Dent Service, BK TI Components, Webb Family Farms, Mag-Tech Ignition, ATL – Aero Tech Laboratories, Bill Bell House Moving, Precision Carpentry Services, Quick Car, JR-1, Hoosier Tires, Winters Performance Products, KSE Racing Products

2023 STATS: Wins: 0 Top-Fives: 1 Top-Tens: 1

2023 HIGHLIGHTS: Filling in for Ian Madsen, Chase Randall finished fourth in Knoxville Raceway’s season opener on Saturday, May 6.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TKSMotorsports2KS Twitter: https://twitter.com/TKSMotorsports News coverage: https://www.fullyinjected.com Online home: https://www.tksmotorsports2ks.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com. Watch High Limit Series online at www.floracing.com. Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch Knoxville Raceway online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch Huset’s Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch Jackson Motorplex online at www.dirtvision.com.

 

Chris Andrews finds top-five in Fremont Speedway opener; AFCS double ahead
ByTyler Altmeyer
May 8, 2023

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SANDUSKY, Ohio (May 8, 2023) – After what seemed to be a never ending stretch of poor weather that ultimately eradicated much of his early season campaign, Sandusky, Ohio’s Chris Andrews finally made it back to the track, this time visiting “The Track That Action Built,” Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, for its season opening program on Saturday, May 6.

Andrews’ extended weather break proved to do no harm, as the former two-time Attica Raceway Park track champion, and now the pilot of his very own Ohio Truck Sales/Fleet Capital No. 15C sprint car, finished fourth in his appearance at Fremont, commencing the non-stop, 30-lap contest from the exact same position.

Abrasive track conditions put progress at a premium, but Andrews was more than satisfied with his team’s eventual outcome, already looking ahead to another routine double in the Buckeye State.

“Feels great to finally get back to work. We weren’t sure if the weather was ever going to calm down,” Andrews stated. “I can’t thank this team enough for their hard work. To work into the top-five in just our third start is pretty impressive by any standards. We’ll do what we can to do it again this weekend when we return to Attica and Fremont.”

ON DECK:
Chris Andrews and Chris Andrews Racing will continue their 2023 campaign with an Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) pair in northwest Ohio, first visiting Attica Raceway Park on Friday, May 12, followed by a stop at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 13.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Chris Andrews and Chris Andrews Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including Ohio Truck Sales and Fleet Capital.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisAndrewsRacin
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisAndrews15C
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ChrisAndrews15C/
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.chrisandrewsracing.com.

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Attica Raceway Park online at www.dirtvision.com.

2023 STATISTICS:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 1
Top-Tens: 1

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Opened 2023 season with an All Star Circuit of Champions doubleheader at Attica Raceway Park; qualified for each of the Core & Main Spring Nationals main events. Finished fourth in Fremont Speedway’s season opener on Saturday, May 6.

 

 

Mallett Looking Forward to ASCS National Tour Weekend in Missouri

Inside Line Promotions – WEST PLAINS, Mo. (May 8, 2023) – Jordon Mallett is heading to Missouri this weekend for an ASCS National Tour doubleheader in ‘The Show-Me State.’

Mallett will make his debut at Electric City Speedway in Butler on Friday before venturing to Moberly Motorsports Park in Moberly on Saturday for the first time in seven years.

“I didn’t know that Electric City Speedway existed until the race was announced,” he said. “I looked at some pictures and it looks like an exciting place to go to. I like going to new tracks. I feel we adapt pretty well and it gives us less chance to worry about notebooks. We’ll just focus on what the track is doing and have less time to overthink things.”

Mallett’s lone visit to Moberly Motorsports Park came in April 2016.

“We were ripping the wall down and had made it into the top 10 in about six or eight laps,” he said. “I broke a motor and it resulted in a 20th-place finish.

“We might look back at the notebook on when we were there, but really it’s just to see the characteristics of what that place did throughout the night. Everything has changed so much with cars and tires. We’ll just go with our baseline stuff and make adjustments from there. If you get too buried up in old notes it can cripple you because that’s not necessarily what the place will do seven years later.”

Mallett’s most recent race came in Missouri when he headed to Legit Speedway Park in West Plains on April 29. He placed fourth in a heat race during the ASCS Mid-South Region and ASCS Warrior Region race, but elected to pull off the track after taking the green flag because of a steering issue.

“We’ve got that situation resolved so we’re looking forward to getting back to racing this weekend with our best foot forward,” said Mallett, who was credited with an 11th-place result.

QUICK RESULTS –

April 29 – Legit Speedway Park in West Plains, Mo. – Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 11 (8).

SEASON STATS –

12 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 5 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Friday at Electric City Speedway in Butler, Mo., and Saturday at Moberly Motorsports Park in Moberly, Mo., with the ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – KSE Racing Products

KSE Racing Products has been manufacturing premium oval track racing products for more than 35 years. All of its products are proudly built in the USA by a talented team of craftsmen at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility just north of Nashville, Tenn. For more information, visit http://www.KSE-Racing.com.

“Dan and Dave at KSE Racing Products have taken care of our steering needs for as long as I can remember,” Mallett said. “It’s been first-class service all the way. They always have top-notch service and a quick turnaround.”

Mallett would like to thank Awakening Events, Awakening Foundation, Water for Christ, Porter Commercial Refrigeration, Red River Rack Co., D&K Farms, Powers HVAC, DHR Suspension, Racing Optics, Triple X Race Co., KSE Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sinco, Inc., Autometer, Callies Racing Products, DynoTech Race Engines, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Smiley’s Racing Products, MetTec Titanium, MotorState Distributing, DMI, Fast 5 Solutions and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Hustles for Two Top 10s During Knoxville Raceway Opener

Inside Line Promotions – KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 8, 2023) – Kaleb Johnson posted a pair of top-10 results last Saturday during the Knoxville Raceway season opener.

Johnson finished 10th in the 410ci winged sprint car division and seventh in the 360ci winged sprint car class.

“That was a long night,” he said. “They do a good job of pushing the show along. I’m glad we got to do it, but we’re looking forward to running just one class each night this weekend.”

Johnson timed in 13th quickest to kick off the action in the 410 division. He placed second in a heat race before making moves in the closing laps of the feature to place 10th – a career-best run at the track in the division.

“I didn’t draw very well so we went out toward the end of qualifying,” he said. “The track got slick real fast. It was just rip the top and we qualified a little better than I anticipated. Then I spun my tires on the start of the heat race, which hurt me. At feature-time we didn’t have the greatest start and fell back toward 15th. We tried some different lines. There was a yellow eight or nine laps in. I was able to run the bottom pretty well after that. I started driving the car harder and it came toward me at the end. I was able to pick off a few and get a top 10, which was cool.”

The night played out similarly in the 360 class as Johnson timed in 12th quickest before he won a heat race after starting third. He rallied from 11th to seventh in the main event.

“It was kind of the same thing,” he said. “I didn’t qualify the greatest, but had a solid heat race. That 360 class is really tough. I stayed on the bottom too long at the start of the feature. There was a caution about halfway through. I started running the top in turns three and four and almost running a slider line. I found that it was almost faster doing that and I was able to pick off a few more cars. It wasn’t too bad considering how it started.”

Johnson will return to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday – running only the 410 division – before he tackles the Mother’s Day Opener presented by Northwest Tire Inc. on Sunday at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

“I’m super excited to get back to Huset’s,” he said. “Last year going into the season I was a little nervous with not having many laps in a 410. As the year went on I got more comfortable and I’m looking forward to building on that.”

QUICK RESULTS –

May 6 – Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (410 sprint car) – Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 10 (11).

May 6 – Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (360 sprint car) – Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 7 (11).

SEASON STATS –

6 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, S.D., for the Mother’s Day Opener presented by Northwest Tire Inc.

MEDIA LINKS –

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Blondie Motorsports

“I was fortunate enough that Dan and Carlene Afdahl reached out to join our team,” Johnson said. “They support plenty of sprint cars around the area and it is special that we were chosen to partner with.”

Johnson would like to thank Merle Johnson Farm Toys, Oddson Underground, Inc., Folkens Brothers Trucking, Joel Pingeon Trucking, Blondie Motorsports, Construction Products & Consultants, GRP Motorsports, Innovative Design/Sletten Properties, Turn 2 Lodge, Cressman Sanitation, Hohn Palmer LLC, State Bank of Fairmont, AB Custom Construction, Specialized Caulking Sealants, The Minnesota Mafia, Guaranteed Rate-Mike Brudigan Home Loans, The Ron Weber Team, David Kramer Drywall, Big Al’s Diecast, Heartland Properties, Dave’s Lawn Care & Landscaping, TL Racing, Hepfner Racing Products, TJ Forged Wheels, Howe Motorsports, Moyle Racing Engines, Kistler Racing Engines, Forged in Dirt and Team DGRD for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Aiming to Keep Momentum Rolling at Peter Murphy Classic

Inside Line Promotions – FRESNO, Calif. (May 8, 2023) – Mother Nature didn’t play nice last weekend, wiping out a pair of races during the 11th annual David Tarter Memorial at Silver Dollar Speedway for Dominic Scelzi.

A busy weekend is on tap for the Scelzi Motorsports driver, who will do double duty on Friday and Saturday at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Classic., during the Peter Murphy Classic. Scelzi will race with the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series each night as well as in a 360ci winged sprint car with the Kings of Thunder on Friday and the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Saturday.

“The Peter Murphy Classic is a special event to me and our family,” he said. “Peter has always been a great friend and ambassador of the sport so it means a lot to run well during his event.”

Scelzi has been successful both during the Peter Murphy Classic as well as at Kings Speedway, where he placed fifth during the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series season opener last month.

Scelzi earned a half dozen feature wins at Kings Speedway in 2021 and he was victorious there once last year, when he posted seven top-five performances.

The last two years have been filled with memorable Peter Murphy Classic moments for Scelzi, who swept the weekend in 2021 – winning the 410 and 360 main event each night during the doubleheader – and won both of the 410 features during the two-day event last year.

“Weekends like those are ones you dream about,” he said. “To sweep both nights in 2021 and then both 410 features last year during the Peter Murphy Classic will always stay with me as special moments in my racing career.”

SEASON STATS –

8 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 7 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Friday and Saturday at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif., for the Peter Murphy Classic with the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Meridian Steel

Meridian Steel manufactures steel for a variety of uses, including 80 percent of the steel used by Scelzi Enterprises. For more information, visit http://www.MeridianSteel.com.

“Sam at Meridian Steel has been a supporter for us for several years and is tied in with our family business,” Scelzi said. “Not only is he a sponsor of our race team, but he enjoys racing in general. We’re grateful to have his support.”

Scelzi would like to thank Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Whipple Superchargers, System 1, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Line Oil, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Roth Motorsports, K&N Filters, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Sparco, Allstar Performance, Meridian Steel, Auto Meter, Kenny’s Components and Worldwide Bearings for their continued support.

 

 

POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series to Start Season with Two-Day Showcase

Belleville, IL. (5/7/23) Marking an early season push of open-wheel enthusiasm, the POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series will venture on a two-state/two-day swing of edge-of-the-seat action on May 19-20.

Expanding into the “Hawkeye State” for the second time in series history, POWRi 410 BOSS will return to Lee County Speedway on Friday, May 19th; classes scheduled to compete at in Donnellson Iowa also include the newly sanctioned POWRi Illinois Midget Racing Association, as well as Stock Cars, and SportMods.

Adding an adrenaline shot of “Lake Excitement” to the weekend, the series home facility of Lake Ozark Speedway will welcome the POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series on Saturday, May 20th in the Spring Spectacular; POWRi-sanctioned classes to also compete will include Super Stock, Pure Stock, Midwest Mod, and Hornet divisions.

Saturday, May 19 | Lee County Speedway Details:
Pits Open: 5:30 PM
General Admission: 5:30 PM
Drivers Registration: 3:30-5:30 PM
Drivers Meeting: 6:30 PM
Hot Laps: 7:00 PM
Racing to Follow
Full event details including prices can be found online at https://www.myracepass.com/events/449130.

Saturday, May 20 | Lake Ozark Speedway Details:
Pits Open: 12:00 PM
Driver Registration: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
General Admission: 5:00 PM
Driver's Meeting: 6:15 PM
Hot Laps 6:30 PM
Racing to Follow
Full event details including prices can be found online at https://www.myracepass.com/events/449139.

POWRi Championship Point Funds for the 2023 season:
410 BOSS: http://www.powri.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=803351

All participants must be POWRi licensed members to receive benefits which include POWRi Member Participant Accident Insurance, annual point fund money, and contingency awards. POWRi Memberships are available online at https://www.myracepass.com/sanctions/1011/registrations/6909.

For additional information on Lee County Speedway such as points, driver profiles, and track data visit https://www.leecountyspeedway.com or on major social media platforms | 1100 N. Main St., Donnellson, IA 52625 | (319) 371-6744.

For more information on Lake Ozark Speedway such as points, driver profiles, and track data visit www.lakeozarkspeedway.net or @LakeOzarkSpeedway on all social media platforms | 50 Twiggy Lane Eldon, MO 65026 | 314-267-4944.
Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing, and Facebook at POWRi.

 


 

POWRi WAR Prepares May 13th Moberly Motorsports Park Visit

Belleville, IL. (5/7/23) Embarking on the adrenaline-filled action of open-wheel rushes while honoring a one-of-a-kind community member, the fast and high-banked oval of Moberly Motorsports Park will welcome the POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League into town for the Gary Scott Memorial on May 13th.

Classes scheduled to compete in the Gary Scott Memorial on May 13 at Moberly Motorsports Park are slated to include the POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League as well as the American Sprint Car Series National Tour & ASCS Warrior Region.

Saturday, May 13 | Moberly Motorsports Park Details:
Pits Open: 12:00 PM
General Admission: 4:30 PM
Drivers Registration: 3:30-5:30 PM
Drivers Meeting: 5:45 PM
Hot Laps: 6:00 PM
Racing to follow
Additional event information is available online at https://www.myracepass.com/events/435543.

POWRi Championship Point Funds for the 2023 season:
WAR Sprint League: http://www.powri.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=803352.

All POWRi participants must be POWRi licensed members to receive benefits which include POWRi Member Participant Accident Insurance, annual point fund money, and contingency awards. POWRi Memberships are available online at https://www.myracepass.com/sanctions/1011/registrations/6909.

For more information on Moberly Motorsports Park such as event schedules, hotel accommodations, and town attractions visit https://www.moberlymotorsportspark.com/ or @MoberlyMotorsportsPark on social media platforms | Moberly Motorsports Park 4081 US-24, Moberly, MO, United States, 65270

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

 

Donny Schatz performs big at The Big E; Central Pennsylvania ahead


2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 6th | 2206 points

Dates: Friday and Saturday, May 5th-6th
Event: #LetsRaceTwo
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 3rd (4th)
Saturday: 2nd (11th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 8, 2023) - Despite missing the top-ten on two attempts just one weekend prior, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing came to play on Friday and Saturday at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track in Rossburg, Ohio, ultimately capping Eldora Speedway’s annual Let’s Race Two with back-to-back podium scores, all of which headlined with a runner-up performance on Saturday, May 6. Schatz, who now owns six top-five outcomes in his first 17 World of Outlaws starts, simultaneously propelled himself to sixth in the Series standings; he was ninth when Eldora’s action commenced.

Head turning at the least, Schatz, ace of the Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Motor Company, Ford Performance, MadJax XSeries, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts, No. 15 sprint car, started 11th in his runner-up pursuit on Saturday night, battling his way to third in just 11 circuits. Although short lived, the ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion did lead a single circuit, working by leader and eventual winner, Rico Abreu, on lap 18. Abreu would go on to reclaim command the following circuit.

Donny Schatz opened Eldora’s doubleheader with a third-place finish on Friday, sneaking ahead one position after starting fourth on the grid. The top-three were under a blanket at the finish with Schatz finishing just behind Rico Abreu and winner, Logan Schuchart.

A heat race victory would slingshot Schatz to Friday’s dash; he finished fourth.

“This was a decent weekend – third and second,” Schatz said. “Hopefully we can get a win here soon. Things were feeling pretty decent here this weekend. We’ve always had pretty decent finishes here at Eldora.

You’ve got to get going and get momentum. On my end, I’ve been doing this a long time. I’ve been kicked in the head a lot. I’ve been kicked in the guts a lot. I’m used to it. That’s what drivers do. That’s what gets you to win championships. These guys work hard. My guys needed this – to get a good finish and get that momentum back going and the confidence back and everything.”

ON DECK:
Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a swing through the Keystone State, first visiting Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, May 10, followed by back-to-back visits to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, on Friday and Saturday, May 12-13.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Donny Schatz and Tony Stewat/Curb-Agajanian Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Motor Company, Ford Performance, MadJax XSeries, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts.

Broadcast Coverage:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com

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

2023 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics:
Races: 17
Wins: 0
Top-5s: 6
Top-10s: 7

 

 

Chase Randall helps TKS Motorsports power to a top-five at Knoxville Raceway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MITCHELLVILLE, Iowa (May 8, 2023) - Despite their primary driver, Ian Madsen, still on the sidelines due to concussion recovery protocol, Mitchellville, Iowa’s TKS Motorsports did their best to power on and persevere, and persevere is what they did, eventually capping Knoxville Raceway’s season opening program with a top-five score, accomplished by temporary driver and Waco, Texas, native, Chase Randall.

Randall, powering Troy Renfro’s Albaugh - Your Alternative, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Industrial Products, deWit Construction, No. 2KS, finished fourth in the Sprint Car Capital of the World’s official lid lifter, racing ahead two positions after starting sixth on the feature grid. In all, a great evening for the Texan, kicking things off with the eighth-fastest qualifying time, padding that with a third-place finish during his respective heat race.

The top-five outcome was TKS Motorsports’ first of the season, snapping a stretch of bad luck that included several “nowhere to go” incidents with Madsen at the helm.

“This is a great momentum kick for our team and we are all very pleased,” Troy Renfro explained. “A big thanks to Chase Randall for stepping in while Ian continues to recover. He gave us the opportunity to fine tune our program and we’re hoping to continue this momentum when we return to Knoxville this weekend.”

ON DECK: TKS Motorsports and Ian Madsen will continue their 2023 campaign with another visit to the Sprint Car Capital of the World, Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, May 13.

SPECIAL THANKS: Albaugh - Your Alternative, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Industrial Products, deWit Construction, Jersey Freeze Ice Cream, Freedom Concrete Pumping, Speck USA, Finer Cuts Lawn Care, AL Driveline, TJ Forged, Justice Brothers, Custom Plumbing Inc, Serenity Custom Woodworking, XYZ Machining, Rod End Supply, KH Suspension, Schoenfeld Headers, Allstar Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Central Iowa Sheds, Mobile Dent Service, BK TI Components, Webb Family Farms, Mag-Tech Ignition, ATL – Aero Tech Laboratories, Bill Bell House Moving, Precision Carpentry Services, Quick Car, JR-1, Hoosier Tires, Winters Performance Products, KSE Racing Products

2023 STATS: Wins: 0 Top-Fives: 1 Top-Tens: 1

2023 HIGHLIGHTS: Filling in for Ian Madsen, Chase Randall finished fourth in Knoxville Raceway’s season opener on Saturday, May 6.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TKSMotorsports2KS Twitter: https://twitter.com/TKSMotorsports News coverage: https://www.fullyinjected.com Online home: https://www.tksmotorsports2ks.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com. Watch High Limit Series online at www.floracing.com. Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch Knoxville Raceway online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch Huset’s Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch Jackson Motorplex online at www.dirtvision.com.

 

 

Brown rallies big in Eldora’s Let’s Race Two finale; Knoxville to highlight upcoming agenda

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (May 8, 2023) - In all, it was a stout weekend at The Big E for “Blackjack” Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing, not only padding the stat book with their third top-five score of the season, but doing so in grand fashion, and against the Greatest Show On Dirt. Brown, who is still chasing his first victory of the year, finished fourth in his Eldora Speedway top-five, battling ahead nine positions after starting 13th on the Let’s Race Two finale grid.

Impressive enough, Brown made his progress at a head-turning pace, powering forward to pressure for fourth prior to the midpoint of the 30-lap contest. After a multi-lap tussle, the Higginsville, Missouri, native, who now resides in Grain Valley, secured fourth on lap 17, working by reigning World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year and Indiana native, Spencer Bayston.

Although unable to secure a top-five on Friday, May 5, “Blackjack” opened his weekend at the world-famous half-mile with improvement and speed, qualifying for main event action before jumping ahead three positions from the inside of row ten.

“Overall, a solid weekend for our team. We kinda put ourselves in a hole on Friday, but we battled back with a great result on Saturday,” Brian Brown, driver of his own Casey’s, FVP, Andy's Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Mt. Dew Overdrive, HAWK Hunting, Ditzfeld Transfer, No. 21 sprint car, said. “We had a phenomenal car in Saturday’s A-Main. I was able to go wherever I needed to go and that allowed us to make a ton of progress. Most importantly, this allowed us to build our notebook for the Million and Kings Royal this July.

“We’ll turn our attention back to Knoxville…I’m excited to get back there,” Brown added. “We’re not sure about Friday. We’ll watch the weather and see how things unfold.”

ON DECK:
Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing will continue their 2023 campaign with a visit to the Sprint Car Capital of the World, Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, May 13.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s, FVP, Andy's Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Mt. Dew Overdrive, HAWK Hunting, Ditzfeld Transfer, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Maxim Chassis, J.D. Welding & Machine, Waldinger, Smiley’s Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Mid Mo Equipment, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem’s Helmets, Factory Kahne Shocks, Cometic Gaskets, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, HostIowa.net, Fultz Excavating, Restless Spirits Distillery, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, AL Driveline, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny’s Components, Rod End Supply, Winter’s Performance Products, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Hoosier Tires, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, Bam Roller Lifters, Outerwears, MPD, All Star Performance, 6B Apparel, MSD Ignition and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/brianbrown21
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.brianbrownracing.com
Merchandise: www.shopbrianbrownracing.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com
Watch Knoxville Raceway weekly at www.dirtvision.com
Watch High Limit Sprint Car Series at www.floracing.com

2023 STATISTICS:
Top-fives: 3
Top-tens: 5
Wins: 0

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Kicked-off 2023 campaign with back-to-back 14th-place scores against the All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7-8. Recorded back-to-back World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series top-five finishes at Volusia Speedway Park on Sunday, March 5; fifth and third during the Spring Showdown opener and DIRTcar Nationals make-up feature, respectively. Finished ninth from 18th in Lakeside Speedway’s High Limit Sprint Car Series event on April 11. Rallied from 21st to finish ninth in 34 Raceway’s High Limit Sprint Car Series event on Tuesday, April 25; earned a $1,200 bonus for his efforts. Charged from 13th to finish fourth in Eldora Speedway’s Let’s Race Two finale on Saturday, May 6.

 

 

Bayston concludes competitive Eldora weekend with top-ten; All roads lead to Pennsylvania

2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 8th | 2176 points

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

CARLISLE, Pa. (May 8, 2023) - The Big E, formally known as Eldora Speedway, is a facility everyone wants to conquer, that including Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports, and although the Carlisle, Pennsylvania-based World of Outlaws team was unable to find the top spot of the podium in this weekend’s Let’s Race Two doubleheader, the lap time acquired proved to be just as valuable, already aiming big in what they hope to be a million dollar return to Rossburg, Ohio, later this year.

Bayston, ace of the ever-familiar TrueTimber Camo, Rothco, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, No. 5 sprint car, finished 13th and seventh in his recent Eldora visits, highlighting the pair with a five spot jump from 12th in Saturday’s Let’s Race Two weekend finale. Simultaneously, a consistent effort allowed the Lebanon, Indiana, native to climb to eighth in the Series standings, padded by nine top-ten performances in 17 World of Outlaws A-main appearances.

“Overall, a weekend to be happy with, but there’s always room for improvement,” Spencer Bayston explained. “Eldora is a place that hasn’t been too kind to me throughout my career. Despite that, I feel like we made substantial gains with the car and my confidence. We raced well on Friday, but I think we had a great car all night on Saturday. A couple of hiccups kept us out of the top-five, but Eldora is a place that can magnify mistakes. As we continue to get laps there, I’m confident I'll be able to clean up some of those mistakes and really elevate our performances.”

ON DECK:
Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a swing through the Keystone State, first visiting Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, May 10, followed by back-to-back visits to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, on Friday and Saturday, May 12-13.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners: TrueTimber Camo, Rothco, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, Highlands’ Power Sports, High Performance Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Allstar Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Walker Filtration, Schoenfeld Headers, Ti22 Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Fine Line Auto Body, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Smith Titanium, HRP, Factory Kahne Shocks, Ultrashield, Andrews Quick Change Gears, Blackbeard, Vahlco Wheels, Kinsler Fuel Injection, ATL, Winters, Fastener Specialties, KSE Racing Products, System 1 Pro Ignition, Maxim Racing, KH Suspension, RRi Designs, QuickCar Racing Products, Outerwears, Moose Blocks, Safety-Kleen.

2023 WORLD OF OUTLAWS STATISTICS:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 3
Top-Tens: 9

2023 HIGHLIGHTS:
Kicked-off 2023 campaign with back-to-back top-ten scores against the All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7-8; finished fourth and eighth, respectively. Finished sixth and fifth at Volusia Speedway Park (DIRTcar Nationals make-up feature and Spring Showdown finale) on Sunday and Monday, March 5-6. Finished third at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama, on Friday evening, March 24; Spencer Bayston’s first-ever visit to Talladega. Finished eighth and ninth, respectively, in Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s two-day Texas Outlaw Nationals on Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1. Finished fourth in the Jason Johnson Classic at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday, April 8. Finished seventh during High Limit Sprint Car Series competition at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, on April 11. Finished eighth during I-55 Showdown at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Friday, April 14. Finished tenth during action at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana, on Saturday, April 29. Finished seventh from 12th in Eldora Speedway’s Let’s Race Two finale on Saturday, May 6.

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BROADCAST COVERAGE:
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GRANT SEXTON PLACES 12TH AT KERN COUNTY – HEADS TO ARIZONA THIS SATURDAY

(Lakeside, CA, May 2, 2023) Grant Sexton made his first 410 sprint car appearance at the Dirt Track at the Kern County Raceway Park when the USAC/CRA Series visited last Saturday night. The teenage racer started 15th and finished 12th in the 30-lap main. In doing so, he extended his lead in the Rookie of the Year standings going into this week’s race at the Mohave Valley Raceway.

The 2021 POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Series champion turned in a lap of 15.413 in qualifying. That was the 15th fastest time of the session. For his nine-car heat race, the 18-year-old Lakeside, California resident began in the eighth spot. When the 10-lapper ended, he rolled under the checkered flag in seventh.

For the second week in a row, Sexton impressed in the 30-lap main event. Coming from his 15th-place starting spot, he worked the bottom like a seasoned pro. With 10 laps to go, he had passed eight cars and was up to seventh place, the same position he finished a week earlier at Kings Speedway. Unfortunately, a hole in turn one caught him late in the race and he dropped back to 12th. While he finished five spots better at Kings, this race may have been more impressive as he passed seven cars before the turn one cavity took its toll.

Sexton remained 11th in the USAC/CRA Series standings. Going into this weekend’s race at Mohave, he is only 5 points out of the 10th position and just 16 out of ninth. In addition, he has a comfortable 114-point lead in the Rookie of the Year chase.

For fans who would like to see the fast-rising teen in action on Saturday, Mohave Valley Raceway is located just minutes from the Colorado River and only 20 minutes from Laughlin, Nevada. The address is 2750 E. Laguna Road, Mohave Valley, AZ (86440). The office phone number is 928-336-4000 and the website is mohavevalleyraceway. Adult tickets are $25.00. For seniors 60 and over and military (with id), it is $20.00. Kids 6-12 are just $5.00 and children 5 and under are free. Tickets are cash only (no ATM on site). Concessions, the souvenir stand, and the beer garden are cash or card. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and racing will begin at 7:30.

After this Saturday, Sexton Gatlin Racing will get a week off before family patriarch Brent Sexton and oldest son Dalton take on the POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints at the Barona Speedway on May 13th. Brent, the defending SWLS champion, enters that race as the point leader. The following week Grant will return to action at “California’s Baddest Bullring,” the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, on May 20th. One week later, the entire team will be at Perris Auto Speedway on May 27th for the annual Salute to Indy. On that night, Grant will battle in USAC/CRA while Brent and Dalton will be taking on the other SWLS stars on the famous half-mile clay oval.

If you or your company is interested in becoming a partner with Sexton Gatlin Racing in 2023, please call (619) 454-6945 or E-mail mailto:sextonfire@cox.net or mail to.

Sexton Gatlin Racing would like to thank the following companies for making the 2022 season possible. Keys Brothers, East County Electric Works, Maxima Oil, Automated Interiors, Sexton Fire Protection, BK Wings, Troy Dirt, Victory Graphix, and Swift Powdercoat.

Sexton Gatlin Racing 2023 Results

Brent Sexton

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 4th A Main

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 2nd A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 1st A Main

4-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning 1st A Main

Dalton Sexton

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 14th A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning DNS

4-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning 3rd A Main

Grant Sexton

1-27-23 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main

1-28-23 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS

3-18-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 19th A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th B Main

4-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 12th A Main

4-22-23 Kings Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

4-29-23 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 12th A Main

AJ Bender

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 1st A Main

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 7th A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning DNS

Robby Brockman

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 13th A Main

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 5th A Main

4-1-23 Mohave Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 8th A Main

Braden Chiaramonte

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning 1st A Main

 

 

DYER MOTORSPORTS BEGINS BUSY MONTH OF MAY AT ARIZONA’S MOHAVE VALLEY RACEWAY

(Yucca Valley, CA, May 2, 2023) After two weekends off, Dyer Motorsports will begin a busy month when Jeff Dyer returns to USAC/CRA Sprint Car competition this Saturday night, May 6th, at the Mohave Valley Raceway. The team, which is composed of Dyer and his 16-year-old son Seth, will be in action every Saturday in May.

The ambitious month of racing will see Jeff race two times in the USAC/CRA Series, two times with the California Lightning Sprints and once with the POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints. Seth will compete with his dad in all three of the lightning races.

Saturday’s race will mark Jeff’s fifth-ever start on the 1/3 mile banked Mohave oval. He first competed there with the POWRi Southwest Lightning Series in March of 2021. On the first night, contact with an infield tire damaged his front end and saddled him with an eighth-place finish. Twenty-four hours later with a repaired car, he placed second in the main event.

Last year Dyer got in two races at the track that is located five miles from the Colorado River and only 20 minutes from Loughlin, Nevada. His first 2022 journey to the facility with USAC/CRA produced a 14th in the B main. Five months later the California Highway Patrol officer returned with the California Lightning Sprints. Seizing the lead at the end of the first circuit in the 20-lap main, Dyer moved away from the field and established a half-straightaway advantage. A certain victory was snatched by the powerful jaws of defeat when he broke a chain with six laps to go.

Saturday’s race will only be Dyer’s second start with USAC/CRA in 2023. Three weeks ago, he started 19th and finished 16th in the 30-lap main event at Perris Auto Speedway. His only other 410 start this year came in March in the So. Cal Wingless Open Comp show at the Imperial Valley Raceway. Late in that main event, the veteran driver who lives in Yucca Valley, California, was challenging for fifth when he broke a rocker arm. That sent him to the pits with a 15th-place finish.

For fans who wish to see Dyer and the rest of the drivers at the Mohave Valley Raceway on Saturday, the track is located at 2750 E. Laguna in Mohave, Valley Arizona. (86440). Spectator gates will open at 5:30 and racing will begin at 7:30. Adult tickets are $25.00. For seniors 60 and over and active military with proper id, it is $20.00. Kids 6-12 get in for $5.00 and children five and under are free. Parking is free. It is cash only for tickets (no ATMs on site). Concessions, souvenirs, and the beer garden take cash or cards. For more information, the track website is https://www.mohavevalleyraceway.com/ and the office phone is (928) 346-6000.

Jeff is racing in memory of his grandparents, Glenn, and Beverly Sels, throughout the 2023 season.

Jeff would like to thank the following for making the 2023 racing campaign possible in the #4 and 4Jr. Lightning Sprint Cars. Dependable Machine Inc., Haircuts By Susie, Jobu Racing, LBA Investigations, and Dyer Motorsports.

For the USAC/CRA #39 sprint car, Straight Time Stirrups, Dependable Machines Inc., Hair Cuts By Susie, Jobu Racing, Justice Brothers, and Specialty Fasteners helped put him on the track.

If you would like to be a part of Dyer Motorsports in 2023, call (760) 267-0298 or send an email to mailto:dyermotorsports4@gmail.com.

Jeff Dyer 2023 Results

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway Best of the West Lightning Sprints 10th A Main

3-11-23 Imperial Valley Raceway Best of the West Lightning Sprints 17th A Main

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway Open Comp. Sprints 15th A Main

4-8-23 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 7th A Main

4-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main

Seth Dyer 2022 Lightning Sprint Results

3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway Best of the West Lightning Sprints 12th A Main

3-11-23 Imperial Valley Raceway Best of the West Lightning Sprints 10th A Main

4-8-23 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints DNS

 

 

Attica Raceway Park offers bonuses and World of Outlaw membership fee for top 20 in track points

Thursday, May 4, 2023

ATTICA, Ohio – When the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series invades a track that hosts weekly 410 racing like Attica Raceway Park, one of the most exciting things for the fans is cheering on their “regular” racers to beat the Outlaws! When the World of Outlaws come to Attica Raceway Park on Friday, May 19 for the Kistler Engines Classic, the “regular” racers can make a lot of extra money.

Besides the $10,000 to win feature, Attica Promoter John Bores will once again show his appreciation for the great racing the Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprints have put on so far this season. Attica will cover the World of Outlaws membership fee for the top 20 in weekly points after the track’s May 12 event.

Attica Raceway Park will also offer up some bonus money. Any driver in the top 20 in track points who can take down the World Of Outlaws and win the A-main will earn an additional $2,000. The highest finisher in the A-main who is in Attica’s top 15 in points will receive a $1,000 bonus. Should the driver in the top 15 in points win the A-main then the next highest finisher in the track’s top 15 in points gets the $1,000 bonus.

“We are blessed with a great field of weekly 410 sprint car teams and we know they will be ready when the World of Outlaws come to Attica. It will be an entertaining night for sure,” said Andrew Morfier, Director of Operations at Attica.

“John Bores knows the work and costs the local teams have in preparing for these big events and wants to reward them for their dedication not only to the track but to 410 sprint racing,” added Morfier.

The Fremont Fence 305 Sprints will also be in competition on May 19, battling for $1,200 to win.

Gates will open at 3 p.m. on May 19 with racing underway at 7:45 p.m. Reserved seats for the Kistler Engines Classic are available at www.atticaracewaypark.com (click on the Kistler Engines Classic banner at the top of the page).

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.comor follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

 

 

NASCAR PINTY’S VIP PACKAGES AND SPEED WEEK SUPER PASSES AVAILABLE NOW

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (May 3, 2023) – The NASCAR Pinty’s Series will return to Ohsweken Speedway in August for a pair of 100 lap, $25,000-to-win events, and a pair of great deals are now available for fans.

The NASCAR events are part of a five day Speed Week at Ohsweken running from Friday, August 11 to Tuesday, August 15, and the VIP Packages and Speed Week Super Passes will be the hottest tickets of the summer!

The action kicks off with Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Race of Champions Sportsman Modifieds, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks on Friday night. Two-wheeled action hits the track on Saturday with Flat Track Canada motorcycle racing plus Vintage Cars, while Sunday’s action will take place on the “Little O” with the Northern Micro Sprint Nationals. The week culminates with the Freshstone Dirt Classic on Monday and the Pinty’s 100 on Tuesday, featuring the NASCAR Pinty’s Series and the Sit’N Bull Tire Sprint Car Shootout for 360 Sprint Cars and the Action Sprint Tour.

For $125, the Speed Week Super Pass will give fans pit access (waiver required) for all five nights, general admission tickets for the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday events, and reserved seats for the Monday and Tuesday events. Advanced reserved camping will also be available for the entire week. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com and www.showpass.com/o/ohsweken-speedway/ or call 519-717-0023 to order.

For $95, the VIP packages are available for both the Monday and Tuesday events, and include pit access (waiver required) and reserved seats, plus a pre-race meal/beverage combo, and pre-race entertainment. Email lori_gregory@rocketmail.com or call 905-741-2631 to purchase a VIP package.

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About Ohsweken Speedway: Opened in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex and event centre featuring a 3/8 mile clay oval auto racing track and 1/6 mile clay oval Micro Sprint and Karting track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, and Mini Stocks, while the facility also hosts weekly Micro Sprint and Kart racing on Thursday nights.

 

 

Tri-City Raceway Park Will Try Again Sunday

 (Franklin, PA May 2, 2023): Merle Black and his staff at Tri-City Raceway Park will make another attempt to begin the 2023 racing season at the famed Venango County oval this Sunday, May 7. “Hopefully, the weather will be with us this weekend because we know that the racers and the fans are anxious to get things started.” According to the speedway schedule, May 7 was supposed to be a Sunday Thunder program, which means that the track’s four traditional divisions will be in action. The 410 Sprint Cars and 358 Modifieds will be the main attractions, while the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Pro Stocks and the 4 Your Car Connection Four Cylinder Mini Stocks will also perform. What is more, those two divisions, Pro Stocks and Mini Stocks, will honor the 2022 season champions and other top competitors. But, with the loss of the April 30 event due to weather, the RUSH Sprints have been added to the program for May 7. So, there will be five divisions in action, with no addition to the ticket prices! The Pit gates will open at 2 p.m., with spectator gates opening two hours later, at 4 p.m. The practice sessions will start at 5:30. Heat racing will commence at 6 p.m. The general admission ticket prices will be $15 for adults. Seniors (ages 65 and up) and Students (ages 10-16) will be admitted for $12. The children (ages 10 and under) will be admitted for free. The popular Family Pass will be back at just $45. That will be good for two adults of any age and two Students. Pit Passes will be $30. Please note that Sunday, May 14, will have no racing activity at Tri-City Raceway Park. But remember that another Sunday Thunder program will be presented on May 21. On that evening, the top performers from 2022 in the 410 Sprint Car and 358 Modified divisions will be recognized. Further information about Tri-City Raceway Park can be obtained by calling the track office at 724-967-4601, or by e-mailing the office at tricityracewaypark2020@gmail.com. Or, you can check the web at Tri-CityRacewayPark.com, or the Facebook page at Tri City Raceway Park. Tri-City Raceway Park is located just a few miles north of Franklin, PA, at 3430 State Route 417 in Oakland Township. Professional auto racing will be presented in a family friendly atmosphere most Sunday evenings from May through Labor Day weekend.

 

BRODY ROA TAKES SECOND USAC/CRA WIN IN A ROW AT KERN COUNTY

(Cypress, CA, May 1, 2023) For the second week in a row, Garden Grove, California’s Brody Roa took a hard-fought win in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series. The victory, which came at the Kern County Raceway Park In Bakersfield, California, gave Roa four wins in the first 7 series races of 2023.

The week before at his first race at Kings Speedway in Hanford since 2021, Roa took a hard-fought win in the 30-lap main event. Saturday’s race was tougher and he had to come from behind to do it! Before he got to the main event, Roa had a good start in the city known as “California’s Country Music Capital.” He was the third-fastest qualifier in the 17-car field and won his 10-lap heat race after starting in sixth position.

Like his heat race, Roa started sixth in the Inland Rigging #17R in the main event. Staying on the outside line, he advanced two positions up to fourth by the end of the second lap. He dropped to the bottom on lap four and slid into third. He went straight back to the top of the racetrack and five laps later, he charged into second place. At that point, all that was between Roa and the leader was a lot of real estate. Like a half straightaway worth!

The “Pride of Garden Grove” began chipping away at the leader’s advantage and by the time the 14th lap rolled around, he was only inches behind. However, as the leader and Roa approached the first bend another car slid to a stop in the middle of the corner. Both tried to take evasive action. Roa was able to steer to the inside and get past the stopped car. However, the same could not be said for the leader who tried to go around the outside and made contact. That meant Roa would be the leader when the race restarted.

Roa quickly pulled away on the restart and built up a near two-second advantage by the end of lap 19. It seemed like the race was his, but another car spun coming off turn two. That brought out another yellow flag and the complexion of the race was about to change.

When the green light flashed on again, Roa got a good restart and went back to the top. Unfortunately, that restart was not good enough. The second-place car manned the bottom and took the lead from Roa before they completed lap 19. If that was not enough, the third-place car also used the bottom to pass him coming off turn two. Suddenly with 10 laps to go, Roa had been relegated back to third, but he was not done yet.

Not wanting to go to the bottom, Roa stayed true to the outside line and began to build up momentum. By the time the 23rd go-round had concluded, he had raced back to second. The 2019 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series champion stalked the leader and he caught him on lap 25. He continued to run the top until coming off turn four at the end of the 25th circuit when he crossed back underneath his foe and reclaimed the lead. Seconds later, a bobble coming off turn two saw him momentarily fall from the top spot but he drove the bottom hard and found himself back out front in turn three.

Roa built up a small lead and it appeared that the drama in this one was over. That was not the case. He started the final lap with a three-car advantage. He stayed wide but caught a small rut coming off turn four the final time. It momentarily upset the car. However, Roa gathered it in, stayed on the throttle, and ended up taking the win in a photo finish. His margin of victory was .026!!!

“We are stoked,” Roa said after climbing out of his car. “After the heat race, I didn’t know if we really had it. As soon as we fired off (for the main) we were really good. Tommy (third-place finisher Tommy Malcolm) and Mitch (second-place finisher Mitchell Moles) got me on that restart. I kinda’ had to regroup and grab some knobs and dial this thing back in a little bit. I don’t know if it was that or me just getting my elbows back up.”

“Yeah, it was definitely wide,” Roa responded when asked about the track prep. “I am not a fan of the bottom right now anyways and I really don’t like rough. Neither line was good but I definitely wasn’t going to go to the bottom. Tommy and Mitchell both got me on the bottom and I said I just cannot go down there and run, that is not for me. So let’s try to keep working the top. I finally got it rolling again and was able to get them. The track definitely widened out. I am glad it was not follow the leader around the bottom. It was two lanes of racing and elbows up hang on for sure.”

Roa’s performance at KCRP saw him leave the track with a bulging 110-point lead in the championship point standings. He is off to one of the best starts in the history of the USAC/CRA Series. In seven races, he has four wins, two second-place finishes, and a fifth. His main event finishing percentage is an amazing 1.85!!!

This Saturday, May 6th, Roa heads to the 1/3 mile banked Mohave Valley Raceway in Arizona. He has two previous appearances at the track. The first came last October when he started 11th in the 30-lap main. On that night, the savvy racer drove through the field and scored a convincing win before a packed house. He made his second appearance there five weeks ago. On that occasion, he was the second-fastest qualifier, started sixth, and won his heat race. He started sixth in the 30-lap main event and came home second. It was one of only three times this season that the talented driver did not take home the USAC/CRA winner’s trophy.

Roa will have a teammate at Mohave Valley this Saturday. Inland Rigging team owner Tommy Dunkel will be back in the saddle for the race in the “Copper State.” At the April 1st race, the Menifee, California driver placed ninth in the B main. One week later he led every inch of the way for his first-ever sprint car main event win in the VRA Series at the Ventura Raceway. It will be Dunkel’s fourth sprint car start of the season.

For fans who would like to see the Inland Rigging Team drivers in action on Saturday, Mohave Valley Raceway is located just minutes from the Colorado River and only 20 minutes from Laughlin, Nevada. The address is 2750 E. Laguna Road, Mohave Valley, AZ (86440). The office phone number is 928-336-4000 and the website is mohavevalleyraceway. Adult tickets are $25.00. For seniors 60 and over and military (with id), it is $20.00. Kids 6-12 are just $5.00 and children 5 and under are free. Tickets are cash only (no ATM on site). Concessions, the souvenir stand, and the beer garden are cash or card). Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and racing will begin at 7:30.

As always, Roa would be more than happy to jump in a race car on his weekends off from the #17R. His entire schedule is printed below. If anybody wishes to contact him about open dates, they can do so at 714-932-7994 or mailto:brodyroa91@gmail.com

The team wants to thank the following sponsors for making the 2023 season possible. Inland Rigging, Dunkel Farms, United Asset Sales, Osborne Speed & Machine, Sander Engineering, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, ALR Virtual Services, Burris Racing, Caltrol, Competition Suspension, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, and NGK Spark Plugs.

Brody Roa’s 2023 Schedule and Race Results

January 27 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

January 28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

February 25 Kern County Raceway Park USAC West Coast Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 3 Central Arizona Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 4 Central Arizona Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp 17th A Main

March 18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

March 24 Kings Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

March 25 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

April 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

April 22 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

April 29 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

May 6 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

May 20 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

May 27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

June 10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

June 24 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

July 1 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

July 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

August 12 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

August 19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

August 26 TBA USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

September 9 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

September 23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

October 14 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

October 20 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp

October 21 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp

November 3 Central Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 4 Central Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

Tom Dunkel’s 2023 Racing Results

January 12 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Prelim. Night 12th C Main

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp 16th A Main

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 9th B Main

April 8 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main

 

 

ROB HOFFMAN TO RECEIVE JACK NOWLING AWARD

May 2, 2023 – Anderson, Indiana – The Little 500 Hall of Fame today announced that Rob Hoffman will receive the inaugural Jack Nowling Award on May 27 at Anderson Speedway, the day of the 75th Little 500. The award is given to a sprint car owner (individuals or teams), engine/car builder, chief mechanic, and those individuals, corporations, or race teams that have designed a system or device that has contributed to sprint car racing competition or safety in the race.

Hoffman is a current car owner and builder who has fielded cars at the Little 500 since 2005 with drivers Tracy Hines, Brian Clausen, Kody Swanson, Tony Stewart, and Brady Bacon. His Hoffman Racing team captured the 2016 event with Kody Swanson behind the wheel. He built a Little 500 specific car that he has utilized in the past two events with driver Brady Bacon. The chassis is of his own design and built by himself.
The inaugural Jack Nowling Award is named for the 1996 Little 500-winning car owner who loved competing in the Little 500 and dreamed of the day he would win it. This award will stand separately from the awarding of inductee status into the Little 500 Hall of Fame and will be conferred once annually on the day of the induction luncheon.

After Jack Nowling entered a car in the Little 500 each year for over a decade beginning in 1984 and seemed to be on his way to getting a win in ’88, he put together a team for the 1996 race that was a gathering of Hall of Fame talent. Each member of the team has now been inducted into the Little 500 Hall of Fame. With a car built by Jerry Stuckey, powered by an engine supplied by Harold Wirtjes, and driven by Dave Steele, this car won the 1996 Little 500 pole position, lead the most laps, and won the race.

Nowling dedicated another decade to his quest to win the Little 500 again with a plethora of talented drivers, many from Florida’s fertile pavement sprint car talent pool. Twelve different drivers started the Little 500 in his sprint cars, and he had either one or two of his cars in the starting field through 2008. In addition to his one win as a car owner, his cars had a total of nine top-five finishes, twelve top-ten finishes, and led a total of 1,220 laps. His tenacity, determination, and friendly, selfless demeanor along with his mentoring of young open wheel race drivers earned Jack Nowling a place in the hearts of competitors and fans in Indiana, Florida, and nationwide. That is why this award will carry his name in perpetuity.

The sponsors of this new award are Wayne and Shirlene Hammond. They have chosen to honor the memory of Dave Steele with their sponsor donation. Wayne is the general manager of Brandon Ford in Tampa, Florida, and previously drove a sprint car for Jack Nowling in the Little 500 and in Florida competition. In Wayne’s first Midwest racing season with Nowling in 1989, they won the USAC Hardee’s Deluxe Racing Series Championship, which consisted of a series of “Thursday Night Thunder” sprint car races at Indianapolis Raceway Park.

The Little 500 Hall of Fame has invited the Little 500 community of participants and fans to this year’s induction luncheon, which will take place at Anderson Speedway, Indiana, on Saturday, May 27 beginning at 11 a.m. To purchase tickets, please contact Anderson Speedway (765) 642-0206, or David Sink (765) 278-8231.

 

 

HOVIS RUSH SERIES TO WELCOME ANOTHER LARGE CLASS OF OVER 30 NEW RACERS IN 2023; EXCTING & VIABLE COST CONTAINMENT PROGRAMS SURROUNDED BY VALUABLE CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAMS CONTINUES TO ATTRACT RACERS

By Doug Kennedy

(May 2, 2023) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Pulaski, PA)...With the 2023 season just underway in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Racing Series presented by Born2Run Lubricants, the Series looks forward to once again welcoming a large group of approximately 30 new racers to their ranks for the upcoming season. RUSH encompasses the Late Models, Sprint Cars, Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Mods and Stock Cars with competing racers ranging in age from 11 to their early 70's.

The Series has continued to grow and flourish with a concept that they have held steadfast on throughout the years; affordable, cost-containment technical rules packages surrounded by stringent rules enforcement and valuable championship programs. This combination seems to have hit its stride continuously producing strong car counts that will see a minimum of 26 different speedways utilize the RUSH programs this season.

"It's really very satisfying to see RUSH continue to maintain strong momentum and growth especially with the current economic conditions," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "Our main goal with the RUSH concept has always been to simply 'keep people racing' for all concerned - our speedways, sponsors, fans, and of course our racers, and I think it's working!"

"I'm so glad that we were able to work with all of our partners over the past 16 years to develop all of the RUSH programs that are now in place," continued Emig. "We truly couldn't have done it without all of their support! It's exciting to see so many racers not only finding their way to RUSH, but continuing to produce all of that great wheel-to-wheel racing that we all expect every time they hit the speedway."

Over 14 new drivers will be part of the RUSH Late Models, and the division will see its largest class of "Futures Cup" racers in numerous years. Winchester, Virginia is the home of newcomer Davin Kaiser. At 16, it will be his first year in a RUSH Late Model. Last year he ran a Hobby Stock and won four features. So far Kaiser, who has taken over the ride of the Will and Ann Marie Beverlin-owned #11, has competed in all four of the RUSH events to date at Winchester and captured a very surprising second place in one of Winchester's opening feature events.

As for RUSH, his mom Holly said, “I think RUSH is great. Every time I have a question I can call and get the answer from them. He (Davin) has been in the garage since he was four. He learned the basics of the car before he drove one.”

"RUSH gives us local guys an opportunity to be part of something bigger through their various different programs," said Davin, who is a sophomore at James Wood High School. "I’m looking forward to getting some seat time and learning new things to continue my ascent in racing. I hope to finish in the top five in points at Winchester Speedway.”

The youngest new member to the RUSH Late Models is 13-year-old Brock Pinkerous of Ellenville, New York. Pinkerous has been racing since he was six years. He won 42 races in a Slingshot race car, from there he moved up to the Sportsman Modifieds where he won the STSS (Short Track Super Series) title. His dad, Paul, is the car owner and racing veteran Russ King has joined the team as crew chief. Brock, who is in seventh grade, adheres to a rigid and consistent schedule.

“We’re going to make every RUSH Touring race this year," Paul acknowledged. "Our goal is to be competitive and hopefully get some top five finishes as well as win one or two. He goes to school, then to baseball practice, the gym to workout, and then home to do his homework. Mentally, he is more committed than I’ve ever seen him before.”

“I think they do a real good job,” said Paul of the RUSH Series. “They do a great job of promoting their Series and drivers and the payouts are good. I also think the number of races they have is awesome.”

Frank Magill of Clairton, Pa. is 19 years of age began his career five years ago racing a 4-Cylinder car. His parents Frank and Kelly own the car, with Dad serving as crew chief, with himself and his little brother Tony working on the car, and mom being his #1 fan.

“This is my first full season in a RUSH Late Model,” said Magill. “I did race three RUSH events at the end of the season where I picked up a non-qualifier win at a RUSH Tour event. I like RUSH because the class is so competitive. My goal this year is to get as many wins as we can, I feel very confident going into this season.”

Fifteen year old Marshall O’Brian is yet another teenager joining the RUSH Late Model ranks. Marshall began his racing career at nine racing Go-Karts and then a 4-Cylinder car for three years. His parents Doug and Meghan own the Late Model.

“One of the reasons we chose RUSH is that their rules are the same everywhere,” said Doug. “You know what they are no matter where you choose to race even before you leave home. His goal for Marshall, who is in the 10th grade at Addison High School, is to gain as much experience as he possibly can this season. “The main goal for me is for him to drive the car at the end of the night onto the trailer,” Doug said, with tongue-in-cheek.

Thirty-one year old Darryll Hoon of Berlin Center, Ohio began his racing career three years ago in a Mod Lite. “I joined RUSH because of their sealed motor program, this puts it back into the driver's hands. I’ve been to some of the RUSH events and they are well put together, when it comes to the rules, there is no gray areas with RUSH, just black and white. I've been looking forward to this year since the end of last season. I have all my I’s dotted and my t’s crossed and I’m ready to go out and compete.”

Brian Huchko , who resides in Coraopolis, Pa, is one of the "older" new drivers to RUSH at 35. Brian has been racing since 2007 in a Hobby Stock where he won the title at Pittsburgh in 2010; from there he moved to a Pro Stock. He also raced an open wheel Modified. This will be his first season in a Late Model.

“I think it’s a good thing,” said Huchko of RUSH. "To me, RUSH has saved racing. I spent $20,000 on a Pro Stock motor and comparing that to the RUSH Late Model Crate engine there is no doubt what I chose- it was a logical move. Our goal this year is to be as competitive as possible and finish in the top five every week.”

At 24 years old, RUSH Late Model driver Cody Koteles is entering his fourth year of racing. He spent two seasons in the Hobby Stock class at Pittsburgh winning multiple times before moving up to the Pro Stocks where he scored two wins at the track. Cody is a third generation driver following in his father, grandfather Drew, and his uncle Craig's footsteps.

“For the upcoming season I’m just going to try and learn to get better as a driver throughout the year,” said Cody. "RUSH is the best organization I’ve ever raced with and one of the top Chevrolet Performance crate engines series in the nation."

Another 35-year-old new to the RUSH Late Models is Huntingdon, Pa. resident Derrick Garner. This is his very first year of racing and he’s doing it in his self-owned race car. Derrick support system will come from his dad, Gary, cousin Eric, and friend, Roy. “I just want to run and get some valuable seat time,” said Derick. “I would like to get some top tens and maybe some top fives by season’s end. I just want to be consistent and try to get better each and every week, it's going to be a lot to learn.”

Garner is very satisfied with his choice of the RUSH Series to begin his career and glad that he will be part of the Series. “RUSH is a good Series, " said Garner, the payouts are good and the competition is stout.”

Lane Brock, 17 of Bruceton, West Virginia, will begin his fourth season in a Crate Late Model, but first with RUSH. He is expected to be a strong contender in the "Futures Cup" program, as well as in weekly competition. Both his parents help him weekly on the car with his Dad Rob serving as Lane’s crew chief while his mom takes care of other important things for him, especially safety items.

“I really like the they way they run stuff as they're very organized and really protect their drivers," explained Brock. "They're not out there like some other series who are there to get the glamour. We're just out there trying to do good and most importantly gain more experience at different tracks.”

Next up is a pair of Late Model drivers from Maryland in Bailey Tolson of Forest Hill and Jarrett Edwards of Mechanicsville. Edwards represents one of six teenagers who will be competing in the Late Model Series for the first time.

Edwards, who is 16, cut his racing teeth in a Go-Kart, competing for eight years. Now he moves to a Late Model for the first time. During those Go-Kart days, Jarrett twice won the Maxx Daddy Championships and was a one-time winner of the Maxxis National Championship. He has received a lot of help from former NASCAR driver, Hermie Sadler and Robin Bradshaw. His mom, Kim and dad, Jeff own the racecar, while his Uncle Stevie and grandfather, Pee Wee, raced. His dad and uncle, along with Nick Guy travel with Jarrett.

“I definitely like it,” said Edwards. “It will be a challenge and I’m excited to where it will lead. It’s a good series with stiff competition.”

At 18, Tristin Neiderer of Landisville, Pa. is looking forward to the upcoming season. His dad, Larry, has been racing a Super Late Model since 2015. With the exception of a few practice sessions, Tristin is competing in a Late Model for the very first time.

“I thanked Vicki (Emig) for everything,” said Larry. “RUSH is so professional. I like them checking on things and that usually doesn’t happen with other series. They are also very helpful. The expectations are not overly sterling since they are but a two-man crew, Larry and Tristin. “When I race, he doesn’t and when he does, I don’t."

Tristin is a senior at Hempfield Senior High School where he competes in lacrosse and plans on attending Messiah College in Grantham, Pa. Tristin recently suffered a injury while playing lacrosse so there will be no full-time schedule for 2023.

“It would be nice if we could ever race against each other,” said Tristin. “But we would have to borrow another trailer to get the second car to the track. I want to get a lot of laps and gain some valuable seat time. I need to get comfortable in the car, but the most important thing is to have fun, hopefully next season Dad and I can race against each other. ”

Two other drivers that will be competing in the RUSH Late Model Series for the first time as well will be Adam Nixon of Woodland, Pa. and another "Futures Cup" racer in 16-year-old Allen Clark of Moundsville, WV.

There will be at least five newcomers competing in the RUSH Sprint Car division this season. First up is 17-year-old Devon Deeter of Titusville, Pa., who will be driving for his parents Jarrod and Stephanie. “I’ve never been in a race car before, this will be my very first year," revealed Deeter. "I’ve always dreamed of racing an open wheel car and the RUSH Series has made that possible because their program helps control the cost of racing. My goals for my first season are to just get use to being on the speedway and have some fun out there!"

Hunter Exley, who is 23 years old and from Franklin, Pa., has been racing since he was eight years old. He spent his early years racing a Go-Kart then progressed into a a Pro Stock, the same type of car his dad raced for 15 years, winning track championships at both Tri-City and Sharon Speedways. In 2017, Hunter won his first Pro Stock feature and captured the prestigious Western Pennsylvania Rookie of the Year award, and two years later was the Penn Ohio Series Co-Champion. This year will be Hunter's first year in a Sprint Car; the car is owned by Larry Boyle.

“I'm looking to gain experience in a Sprint Car,” said Exley. “I think it will be fun, but certainly different from the Pro Stock. I’ve never driven an open wheel car before . We will be traveling to a lot of different tracks this season and I like that. RUSH is a great series- they’ve put a lot of time and effort into their program.”

Bolivar, New York is the home of 24-year-old Tyler Graves. He has been racing since he was nine driving a Go-Kart, during that time he won more than 250 features and three track championships. He's also raced 270cc Micro Sprints as well as "305" and "360" Sprint Cars. After a three-year hiatus, he will now climb back into a race car, but this time a non-wing Sprint Car.

“Wingless is going to be a new experience for me, but I’m looking forward to it," expressed Graves. “RUSH gives me the opportunity to race more and compete at different race tracks . This year we want wins and hopefully a championship; we’re coming here to win.”

At 48, Adam Siegel of Brookville, Pa. will be the eldest newcomer to the RUSH Sprint Cars. Siegel began his racing career in 1988 in a Six-Cylinder Modified and has raced Big-Block Modifieds "358" Small-Block Modifieds and even a RUSH Sportsman Modified throughout the years before having an interlude in the Army. Adam also loves Go-Kart racing, especially competing against his son Ethan, which he has done the last two years.

This year Adam decided to race a RUSH Sprint Car with his older brother Bobby owning the car. Bobby’s career goes way back when he raced against the Emig Six Cylinder Ford of Lou Gentile. “She’s (Vicki) has always been there,” said Siegel. “When she owned Mercer we went there; she always treated us well even when we had sub-par equipment.”

“RUSH provides us with exactly the kind of schedule we want,” continued Siegel. “It’s a perfect schedule for two old men who want to go racing and be able to go to tracks like Lernerville, Knox, and Marion Center, as well as Thunder Mountain Speedway a track that is a mere five minutes from Adam’s house. I’ve done a '410' Sprint a few times before and I respect that type of racing, but this year we're we’re going to focus on what we’re doing with RUSH in some pretty good equipment. By the end of the season I want to be on Gale’s (Ruth) bumper.”

The youngest newcomer to RUSH this season is 11-year-old, Logan Lockhart of Seneca, Pa., who will also be racing in the RUSH Sprint Car division. As for his age being a factor, Logan’s dad Joe, a former racer himself, said, “As long as they have the background, knowledge and seat time I’m okay with his or any other racer's age.”

Logan began racing Go-Karts when he was four years old where he compiled better than 60 feature wins; since then he has competed in various other Karting classes as well as Junior Sprints, Six-Cylinder Demo Derby events and two years as part of a Monster Truck Renegade tour..

“RUSH is a great in contrast with some of the other divisions out there financially speaking,” said Joe. "It's a great way to be able to race and compete. They also give the most back to their racers via product packages. Logan is really excited for the season to begin and get behind the wheel. He’s done a lot of the youth classes and been successful, so that’s why he's ready to try something new.”

Twelve-year-old Jackson Kristyak of Bristolville, Ohio is a new member of RUSH’s Sportsman Modified division. He’s in seventh grade at Bristol Junior High School and started his racing career five years ago in Go-Karts. His father, Rob is the car owner, and has been a very successful driver in the Modified ranks throughout the years, most recently in the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. This year Rob will have the opportunity to race with and against his son.

“We weren’t comfortable with the tracks around here so we waited until he was old enough to get into a full-size car,” explained his mother Carrie. “I think it’s great and Rob really enjoys it. We’re comfortable with them (RUSH). It’s a very competitive class with lots of kids starting out their careers there."

"I'm excited but a little nervous racing against my son, but going with the family to have fun is what it’s all about," Rob added.

New to the RUSH Pro Mod Series is 37-year-old Josh Wilcox of Franklinville, New York. Josh started his racing career when he was 14 since then he has raced DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds and Econo Mods. He not only has numerous feature wins during his career, but three track championships, two at Bradford and one at Freedom.

“I like how RUSH equalizes the playing field and leave it up to the driver and the set-up,” said Wilcox. “I feel economically, it’s definitely one of the better classes to get into. Last year it was to finish races and gain experience, but this year, it is simply to win races."

Another youngster joining the RUSH Series is 13-year-old Cole Strickland of Jamestown, New York. His racing career began in a Go-Kart at the age of five and continued on until 12, and now at 13 will be joining the RUSH Stock Car Series, where it will be Cole’s first year in a full-size race car.

“I think the RUSH Stocks is a great class” said Cole’s dad, Jermin. “The class helps put a driver in a seat at an affordable cost and with the crate engine everyone is on the same playing field. I told him that when he learns the car, the winning will come.”

Yet another young teenager to sign up with the RUSH Stock Car Series is 15-year-old Caden Michael of Alleghany, New York. Michael is in the ninth grade at Ellicottville High School. For three seasons he raced a 4-Cylinder race car before deciding to join the RUSH Stock Cars.

Michael comes from a racing family as his father, Andy, has raced for 24 years. Andy raced a Street stock and then a RUSH Late Model for the last six seasons. He’s looking forward to this season when he and his son will be able to travel together to Freedom and Eriez Speedways. Caden will help out trying to secure sponsorship while Andy will take care of most of the team’s other needs.

“Vicki (Emig) promotes RUSH really well,” said Andy. "She also takes care of the drivers. I think the class is really good. It’s going to be a learning experience. Having Caden go from a front-wheel-drive car to a rear-wheel one will be challenging. I’m hoping he wins a race before the season ends."

William Baker, Jr. is really looking forward to joining the RUSH Stock Car division. The 27-year-old from Centerville, Pa. began racing front-wheel-drive cars for seven years. When his daughter arrived into this world, Baker decided that racing wouldn’t fit his schedule so for nine years he stayed away from racing. Once he decided to return to racing, his dad, William, bought the Street Stock for his son.

As for his goals for 2023, Baker said, “My buddy Zack Wilson races a RUSH Sprint Car and he loves it. We both love racing, but we couldn’t afford it until now with RUSH I think the RUSH Stock Cars are an awesome class; it's so affordable and they make it strict enough where people can’t cheat. I've wanted to do this my whole life and now I’m ready to go! I’ve always been known as a good driver, but just couldn’t afford to do it recently, and now I can with a RUSH Stock Car!”

Forty-nine year old, Brian Dwyer and 39-year-old Adam Kellogg share three things; they hail from Waterford, PA, help with the track preparation at Eriez Speedway, and will be running a Stock Car in the RUSH Series for 2023. Dwyer began racing Go-Karts when he was 18 years old.

“Adam and I have been involved with racing so that’s why we are trying to get the Stock Car series to grow,” said Dwyer. “I would like to get more cars involved. “I want to get more racing experience for myself. His two-car stable will include the #43 Richard Petty replica and an orange and yellow racecar for Adam that will symbolize Dwyer’s two companies, Dwyer Plumbing & Excavating and Erie Aggregates.

“This is my favorite series and I want to see it grow and that’s why I’m running two cars this year,” continued Dwyer. “Vicki (Emig) does a great job for the drivers and I hear that from a number of other drivers.”

At 39, Adam Kellogg has all of eight racing laps under his belt. “I got them late last year when a driver didn’t show up so went I went out and raced,” said Kellogg. “He (Dwyer) own both the cars. I’m not a professional driver behind the wheel, I just want to go out and have some fun-that’s what it’s all about. I think the Series is a good one and would like to see it grow. To me, I think it could be a very good entry level division.”

Residing in Erie, Pa. is 15-year-old Alex Bush, a freshman at Harbor Creek High School, who will be in a full-size race car for the first time this season, that being a RUSH Stock Car. He began his racing career in a Go-Kart in 2012. His sister Emmie is no stranger to RUSH as she competed in a RUSH Kart for two years.

"The concept and ideas are certainly there and we're looking forward to supporting the class as the good definitely outweighs the bad," stated Brian Bush, a former Stock Car racer himself. "My expectations for Alex are for him to be successful and comfortable transitioning from a Go-Kart to a full-size car and come away with some equipment left at the end of the season."

As things begin roll for 2023 season it's plain to see the RUSH Racing Series is also achieving its goal; simply to 'keep people racing'!

The RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply together with Born2Run Lubricants along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Flynn's Tire, Sunbelt Rentals, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Bilstein Shocks, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Wieland Metal Services, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Sherwood Wheels, Precise Racing Products, Velocita-USA, Novus Home Mortgage Hermitage, Wedge Motorsports, 3C Graphix, D&V Jewelers, CrateInsider.com, and Terry Bowser Excavating.

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. The RUSH Late Model website is www.rushlatemodels.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.

 

 

TEST AND TUNE CANCELLED FOR FRIDAY, MAY 5TH

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (May 3, 2023) – The practice session scheduled for this Friday May 5th, has been postponed until Friday May 12th, due to wet grounds at Ohsweken Speedway.

“We just need a couple days of dry weather to get a few things back in place” said speedway owner Glenn Styres. “We are in great shape so far and can’t wait to get open for the 2023 season.”

The next practice is scheduled for Friday May 12th, 2023. All cars competing at Ohsweken in 2023 are welcome to test on the lightning-fast 3/8-mile clay oval, including the track’s four weekly divisions, the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks.

The pit gate will open at 5:00PM Friday May 12th, 2023 for competitors at a cost of $25 per person. Cars are scheduled to be on track beginning at 6:30PM. Practice will alternate for divisions until 9:30pm.

“We could be on the track this week if the grounds were dry enough,” said general manager Clinton Geoffrey. “With more rain in the forecast this week, we felt it was best to make the announcement early to take pressure off the teams and suppliers who are thrashing to be ready.”

Ohsweken Speedway’s 2023 Friday Night Excitement schedule kicks off on Friday, May 19th when Auto Parts Centres present the 26th Season Opening Night. The The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will all be in action for their season debut. In addition to the regular classes, NASCAR legend Ken Schrader will be back to battle Ontario's best in the UMP vs CDN Mod Challenge. Race time is 7:30PM for opening night and all season long. For the full 2023 schedule of events, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca

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Covington Picks Up First Win of 2023 at Legit Speedway Park
News Date: 5/3/2023

Matt Covington Racing - Glenpool, OK (May 3rd, 2023) Matt Covington earned his first victory of the season at Legit Speedway Park last Saturday night aboard his Fisher Engines/Triple X chassis mount. With the National Tour still idle this past weekend, Matt Covington and the team decided to join the ASCS Warrior/Midsouth region in Missouri.

After moving up from 5th to 2nd in the heat race, Covington pulled the 4th starting position in the A Feature redraw. As the race got underway, Covington worked his Reece Construction/Missile Motorsports machine to the lead early into the feature. Despite a late caution, Covington was unchallenged for the remainder of the race, staying out front as the checkers waved, putting him in victory lane.

“We had the car to put us up front,” stated Matt. “It was nice to get our first win of the year and have something to show for our efforts after struggling the last couple of races. The car was balanced and comfortable all night and I was able to find the speed on the top to get into the lead. I think we got a good direction moving forward and this was definitely a relief for me and all my supporters, along with Steven Lane who’s been learning and busting his butt these first few races of the season.”

Next up for Covington and the team will be more ASCS Warrior region action this upcoming weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland Missouri on Saturday.

Matt and his team would like to thank all partners who are making the 2023 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with future seasons to come: Triple X Chassis, All-Star Performance, Missile Motorsports, Reece Construction, Outlaw Wings, KSE Steering, Winters Performance, A-Rock Materials, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, Factor 1 Racing, Smith Titanium, Simpson Race Products, Huggins Cams, Kaeding Performance /FK Shocks, Ultra Lite Brakes, Maxima Racing Oils, Eaton Industrial, Hot Rod Powder Coating, Rod End Supply, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, KEN Enterprise, Edison Auto Body, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Swindell Bleeders, D&W Towing, and T&L Foundry.

2023 STATS: Starts-8, Wins-1, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-6

ON TAP:
5/6/23 Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, MO

LIVE RACE COVERAGE: Visit http://www.flosports.tv for paid, live audio and live feature video to subscribers during the season to catch all the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events.

MERCHANDISE: New 2023 shirts available now on the website at www.mattcovingtonracing.com or at the races in the trailer and grandstands.

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2023 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington95 along with Instagram @mattcovingtonracing


 

RACING RETURNS TO PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY ON May 20th

(Perris, CA, May 1, 2022) Perris Auto Speedway will take the next two weeks off before returning to action on May 20th. After its record number of entries (81) on April 22nd, LKQ Pick Your Part will present Night of Destruction featuring daring figure 8 racing, no holds barred demo cross, wild mini stock figure 8s, mini stock road racing, and the crowd favorite zany double deckers on the 20th. One week later on May 27th, Heimark Distributors/Anheuser Busch will present the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars in the Annual Salute to Indy. The POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints, PAS Senior & Young Gun Sprints, and the PASSCAR Super Stocks will also be part of the Memorial Day Weekend Show. The PASSCAR/IMCA Stock Car program will return on June 17th.

Spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m. for each show with racing at 7:00.

Advanced tickets for every race at The PAS are available until noon on race day at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. For fans who do not wish to buy advance tickets, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window each race night.

Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of the Southern California Fair), one-hour east of Los Angeles and one-hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway, and go three miles east to the fairgrounds. For directions online, the address to enter is: 18700 Lake Perris Drive and the zip code is 92571.

Fans can stay up to date on track and driver news on The PAS social media efforts at the links below.

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/

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank the following corporate partners. Ahern Equipment Rentals, Anderson Chevrolet, Battery Systems, Bud’s Tire, Tire Choice Auto Service, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Heimark/Anheuser Busch, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Moose Racing, Pepsi-Cola, Performance Online, Pole Position Raceway, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rene’s Bar & Grill, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction and Vista Paint.

DVDs of all the PASSCAR/IMCA racing and Nights of Destruction at The PAS are available from Fourvideos. For more information call (714) 225-9500.

mailto:perrisautospeedway1@gmail.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY 2023 SCHEDULE

May 20th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers Plus “Power Of Purple Night” Benefiting The

American Cancer Society Relay For Life Riverside County East

May 27th Heimark Distributors/Anheuser Busch Presents the “SALUTE TO INDY" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS,

PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint Cars, Southwest Lightning

Sprints And PASSCAR Street Stocks Plus “Power Of Purple Night”

Benefiting The American Cancer Society Relay For Life Riverside

County East

June 3rd LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IV -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers

June 10th Heimark Distributors/Anheuser Busch Presents the “BUBBY JONES / RAY SHEETZ MEMORIAL” AMSOIL USAC/CRA

SPRINT CARS (40 Lap Main Event) And PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint Cars

Plus “Power Of Purple Night” Benefiting The American Cancer Society Relay

For Life Riverside County East

June 17th PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks

IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

July 1st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers Plus “Power Of Purple Night” Benefiting The

American Cancer Society Relay For Life Riverside County East

July 15th Heimark Distributors/Anheuser Busch Presents the AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR/YOUNG GUNS

Sprint Cars And PASSCAR Factory Stocks Plus “Power Of Purple Night”

Benefiting The American Cancer Society Relay For Life Riverside County East

July 22nd PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks

IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

August 5th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VI -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers

August 12TH PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks

IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

August 19th Heimark Distributors/Anheuser Busch Presents the AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint

Cars, Southwest Lightning Sprints And WRA Vintage Cars On Display

Plus “Power Of Purple Night” Benefiting The American Cancer Society

Relay For Life Riverside County East

September 16TH LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VII -

DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCK FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND

INSANE DOUBLE DECKERS

September 23rd Heimark Distributors/Anheuser Busch Presents the "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS PAS Senior/Young Guns Sprint Cars, PASSCAR Super Stocks

September 30th PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks

IMCA Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

October 21st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VIII -

Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Mini Stock Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks And

Insane Double Deckers

October 28th PASSCAR - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks

PAS Modifieds And IMCA Sport Compacts

November 11th Heimark Distributors/Anheuser Busch Presents the AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS (40 LAPS), PAS Senior/Young

Guns Sprint Cars And Southwest Lightning Sprint Cars

THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

 

Greg Wilson to battle All Stars and World of Outlaws in busy Ohio slate
ByTyler Altmeyer
May 2, 2023

BENTON RIDGE, Ohio (May 2, 2023) – Despite a slow start to his 2023 agenda that has been plagued with wet and cold weather, Benton Ridge, Ohio’s Greg Wilson is about to hit high gear, ready to take on the best in the country in an action-packed tripleheader throughout the Buckeye State.

An extended weekend, nonetheless, Wilson’s highly-anticipated triple will blast off officially with a weeknight visit to Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Thursday, May 4, joining the All Star Circuit of Champions in the $10,000-to-win The Night The Stars Come Out. Certainly no stranger to All Star competition, Wilson is a former two-time Series champion, most recently joining “America’s Series” in Attica Raceway Park’s annual Spring Nationals in mid-April.

Once action in southern Ohio is complete, Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics Warehousing and Transportation, SandRidge Customs, Banshee Graphics, CJMM, No. W20 team will turn northwest and visit the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday, May 5-6. Dubbed #LetsRaceTwo weekend, the two-day program will be highlighted with two, full days of World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competition, also featuring the USAC National Sprint Cars on the weekend bout card.

“It’s been a really slow start to the year, but it looks like things will finally make a turn for the better this weekend,” Greg Wilson stated. “We’re ready to get back to work and hopefully get this W20 where it needs to be. The weather hasn’t given us much opportunity