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2015 Northwest Wingless Tour Schedule Unveiled

By Ben Deatherage

Cottage Grove, Oregon- 2015 will see the Northwest Wingless Tour in action for the seventh season. The tour will compete in nine races at four different race tracks in the Pacific Northwest states of Oregon and Washington. Since the series' inception in 2009 there has yet to be a repeat champion but 2015 just might see that streak come to an end. A complete schedule is listed below this story but please note that it is tentative and subject to change.

The season will begin in May and end in September at Oregon's Cottage Grove Speedway. The historical 1/4-mile clay oval will see the NWWT visit a total of four occasions. Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Washington will be the largest facility the organization ventures to as the 3/8-mile clay oval will host the Northwest Wingless Tour twice this season. Sunset Speedway Park in Banks, Oregon will be the smallest track the group will compete at and the “Banks Bullring” also has two races scheduled. The only track to have just one single event is on Saturday July 25th at Coos Bay Speedway on the Oregon Coast.

Be sure and stay up to speed with all the latest news and information on the Northwest Wingless Tour by visiting the series' official site at wingless.nwextremeseries.com. Also be sure and “like” them on Facebook as well.

2015 Tentative Northwest Wingless Tour Schedule

May 9th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

May 16th Grays Harbor Raceway Elma, Washington

June 13th Grays Harbor Raceway Elma, Washington

June 20th Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon

June 27th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

July 25th Coos Bay Speedway Coos Bay, Oregon

August 1st Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon

August 22nd Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

September 12th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

 

 

One Weekend Remaining for Danny Holtgraver 'Down Under' Murray Bridge Speedway and Speedway City Will Conclude Holtgraver’s Australian Schedule

By Fully Injected Motorsports

AUSTRALIA (January 28th, 2015) - Danny Holtgraver of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania will end his first-ever trip to Australia this Friday and Saturday, January 30th & 31st with a pair of high-profile sprint car events. The former Lernerville Speedway track champion will once again join the World Series Sprintcars on Friday night, January 30th, all before participating in the ‘George Tatnell Cup’ on Saturday, January 31st. Holtgraver will hunt for a career-first victory on foreign soil.

“It has been an awesome experience” said Holtgraver, “To think that my time down here is almost over is crazy...I’ve learned a lot while being here and I hope to come back in the future...I can’t thank my car owner Reeve Kruck enough for this opportunity...hopefully I can end my trip with a win...this team has been working hard and they deserve that.”

Danny Holtgraver and the Titan Garages and Carports team will make their way to the Murray Bridge Speedway near Murray Bridge, South Australia on Friday, January 30th. Holtgraver will enter the World Series Sprintcars sanctioned event ninth in the current series standings. This will be Holtgraver’s last appearance with the national series in 2015.

Following his trip to Murray Bridge, Danny Holtgraver will make his way to Speedway City near Adelaide for the ‘George Tatnell Cup’ on Saturday, January 31st. This will be Holtgraver’s second appearance at Speedway City in 2014/2015. The three-time UNOH All Star main event winner in 2014 earned a fifth place performance during his last appearance at Speedway City back on December 26th.

“It’s bittersweet” explained Holtgraver when discussing his last weekend in Australia, “Our attitude hasn’t changed...we’ll still head into the weekend ready to race and work towards our first win together...when it’s over, I’ll be ready to head home...regardless, it has been an amazing experience...I met a lot of people and the fans have been more than supportive...can’t thank this team enough for their hard work and dedication...we want that first win bad...we’ll have two opportunities to accomplish that this weekend!”

During recent sprint car competition, Danny Holtgraver and the Titan Garages and Carports team participated in the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic at Premier Speedway. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native finished 9th during B-main competition. There were over 100 drivers entered for the annual event.

News and updates regarding Danny Holtgraver’s entire 2014/2015 ‘Down Under Tour’ will be posted regularly at www.fullyinjected.com. Additional news and information regarding the World Series Sprintcars can also be found live on the web; www.worldseriessprintcars.com.au

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Danny Holtgraver’s Tentative 2014-2015 Australia Schedule:

December 20 - Premier Speedway - (7th B-Main)

26- Speedway City WSS (5th A-main)

27- Murray Bridge Speedway WSS (11th - A-Main)

28- Borderline Speedway WSS (17th - A-main)

30- Avalon Raceway WSS (DNS)

January 1-Premier Speedway WSS (7th A-Main)

4- Archerfield Speedway WSS (10th A-Main)

9- Archerfield Speedway WSS (15th A-Main)

10-Archerfield Speedway WSS (DNS) 16 - Valvoline Raceway (DNQ) 17 - Valvoline Raceway (4th A-Main)

21-Avalon Raceway Presidents Cup (14th A-Main)

22- Borderline Speedway Kings Challenge (DNQ)

23-25 Premier Speedway Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic (17th A-Main Prelim/DNQ Finale)

30-Murray Bridge Speedway WSS

31- Speedway City - George Tatnell Cup

[WSS - World Series of Sprintcars]

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Danny Holtgraver and Reeve Kruck would like to thank all of their marketing partners for the upcoming season including: Titan Garages and Carports, Titan Steel Buildings, Australian Roller Doors, Ovenu Oven Cleaning, HRP, XYZ, Weld Racing, Torco, Thursday Thunder

 

 

Speedway Partner Renewals Continue to Build in the New Year

OSWEGO, NY (January 28, 2015) – With the calendar now officially reading 2015, several Oswego Speedway partner renewals continue to roll in as the days tick closer to the 65th annual opening night at the Steel Palace on Saturday, May 9.

Oswego Health, Johnston’s Propane Service, Knights Inn Oswego, Butler Disposal Systems, and Longley Bros. Dodge are the latest to renew their partnerships with the Speedway heading to the new season.

Since 1881, Oswego Health and Oswego Hospital has offered the best care and the latest advances in medical technologies and techniques. Included in that care is retirement living and skilled nursing centers as well as two medical centers offering urgent care, lab, medical imaging, women’s services, and physical therapy services.

For more information on all that Oswego Health offers visit their website at www.oswegohealth.org.

Johnston’s Propane Service, located at 913 Phillip St. in Fulton, understands the importance of quality service and satisfaction in the propane gas industry. Whether you’re in need of 24-hour emergency service on the coldest night of the year, or are simply looking for a great deal, Johnston’s Propane is there for you when you need it most with automatic delivery, 10 and 12-month budget plans, above and underground tanks, bulk and cylinder, and Propane auto gas.

Johnston’s Propane Service is online at www.johnstonspropane.net.

Located at 309 W. Seneca St. and 101 State Route 104, Knight Inn has two locations serving the city of Oswego.

Featuring free wi-fi access, free continental breakfast, and close proximity to several key Oswego landmarks including Oswego Speedway, Knights Inn Oswego and Knight Inn Oswego East are great stay options for a weekend trip to the Port City.

For more information on either location visit www.knightsinn.com, and search Oswego, NY.

Butler Disposal Systems returns as the official sponsor of the Speedway’s Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super Rookie of the Year award in 2015. Located at 864 Hannibal St. in Fulton, Butler Disposal Systems has provided quality and efficient waste removal and recycling solutions for over 50 years. Butler Disposal Systems has become the largest hauler in Oswego County.

For more information on Butler Disposal Systems visit online at www.butlerdisposalsystems.com.

Longley Bros. Dodge strives to provide a hassle free customer experience and has been doing so since 1947. The full Longley Bros. Dodge service dealership is located at 1698 County Route 57 in Futlon, and their experienced staff has helped many people get into a car that they want.

Call the Longley Bros. Dodge sales team today at (877) 295-7813 or visit online at www.longleybros.com.

Oswego Speedway’s racing season officially opens on Saturday, May 9 with the running of the Race of Champions Modified Richie Evans Memorial 75 as well as the Novelis Supermodified Kick-Off and the lid lifter for the Pathfinder Bank SBS series.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or call (315) 342-0646. Visit the Speedway on social media @OswegoSpeedway or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

 

“NAPA KNOW HOW” INDOOR AUTO RACING WEEKEND ON SCHEDULE; EARLY WEEK WINTER STORM GIVES ATLANTIC CITY JUST AN INCH OF SNOW…..AND IT IS GONE!!

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 28, 2015 . . . Despite some region wide weather irritations caused by Winter Storm Juno, all systems are go and on schedule for more than 200 race teams and thousands of fans heading to this year's NAPA KNOW HOW Racing Weekend inside the cavernous Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall.

The building’s massive storage room that serves as the race’s pit area is expected to be filled to capacity by Thursday afternoon as Three Quarter (TQ) Midget, Champ Kart and Lentini Auto Salvage Slingshot teams will begin moving in at 8am. The intricate process sites race team transporters, one by one, side by side. All cars are then unloaded, inspected, and certified, and will be on the track, practicing, later Thursday evening.

“Everything is right on schedule.” said Len Sammons, event promoter. "The Atlantic City area was only brushed by the storm. While racers from New England had to struggle to get on the road, once here they were amazed how much less snow this area received."

The two-day Boardwalk Hall race program is set for Friday and Saturday, January 30-31, 2015 and is the latest event under the promotional endeavors of Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP). The race meet culminates with the thirteenth running of the Gamblers Classic on January 31, a 40-lap TQ Midget test.

WMGM Radio will be broadcast live from the lobby of Boardwalk Hall on Friday beginning at 5:30pm.

With the TQ entry list approaching a record 100 cars, there will be scant margin for error in attempting to qualify for any potential winner.

The impressive TQ field is headed by 2014 ATQMRA TQ Midget champion Matt Janisch of Nazareth, Pa., who dethroned Ryan Tidman of Levittown, Pa., this past year for the ATQMRA championship. Tidman, who had won the last three championships, is also an entry for NAPA KNOW HOW Race Weekend.

Outdoor asphalt Modified specialists dominate the list of TQ race entries. Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville, N.Y., recently filed his entry as a first time TQ driver. Bonsignore will race as a teammate to Ted Christopher of Plainville, Ct., the most prolific TQ Indoor race winner in the history of LSMP-promoted events. Ryan Preece of Berlin, Ct., Jimmy Blewett of Howell, N.J., Anthony Sesely of Matawan, N.J., Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y., Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo N.Y and Earl Paules of Kunkletown, Pa. all potential winners.

Sesely charges into Boardwalk Hall having won the last three LSMP TQ main events including the previous two Gamblers’ Classics, the climactic race of the two day race weekend.

On Friday, TQs will race in a complete program while two support classes, the Lentini Auto Salvage (LAS) Slingshots and Champ Karts, will complete their qualifying events in preparation for Saturday’s features.

LAS Slingshot favorites include Kurt Bettler of Hellertown, Pa., Brett Bieber of Oley, Pa., Trenton Slingshot feature winner Gary Hieber of Langhorne, Pa. Jim Housworth of Riegelsville, Pa., Vern McLaughlin III of Whitehouse, N.J., Tim Paul of Stony Point, N.Y., Michael Sabia Jr., of Easton, Ct., Nick Shaw of Chatham, N.J., Steve Svanda of Allentown, Pa. and AJ Gerhart of Myerstown, Pa.

Champ Karts, with sixty entries, will be headed by recent Indoor Race winners Anthony Colandro of Albertson, N.Y., and Trenton winners Chris Daley of Pleasant Valley, N.Y., and Justin Gumley of Howell, N.J.

Choice tickets for the event are available at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations and online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Advance purchase, lower level ticket holders are invited to Fanfest on Saturday night starting at 5pm, for an opportunity to walk the track and meet the drivers before the racing kicks off at 7pm.

For more event info visit www.aarn.com or call the Len Sammons office at 609-888-3618.

 

 

Walsh’s Impressive Classic Debut

Despite not making the feature race of the Grand Annual Classic, Sammy Walsh still managed to impress throughout the weekend at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway.

On the final night, Walsh retired from the B main while running seventh shortly before the lengthy rain delay, which forfeited the opportunity to qualify into the Grand Annual Classic deciding feature race.

“I was battling with a few drivers for seventh, but then I dropped off the pace,” explained the NSW # 92 Fleck Earthmoving & Plumbing / EWT Auto Dismantlers supported Maxim driver.

“I thought it was best to pull in and save the car, but in saying that, we learned a lot from the weekend and are going to be better off for the experience.

“Hopefully I will be able to return to Warrnambool later in the season for the Easter Trail, but we’ll see how things go.”

Walsh might’ve finished his Grand Annual Classic debut on a disappointing note; however, he showed plenty of fight throughout the weekend as his team got a better handle of the car. After qualifying a disappointing 35th in time trials on the second night, he fought his way back to finish ninth in the preliminary feature race (from position 17) after progressing forward in both of his heat races and then winning the B main. Sitting 29th on points heading into the final night, Walsh ran fourth in his final heat race, which wasn’t enough to book him a spot directly into the feature-race field.

The weekend prior to the Grand Annual Classic, Walsh competed in the Scott Darley Challenge at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway. It turned out to be mixed two nights of competition for him, when he ran fourth in the preliminary feature race after starting from position 24 in the field and then on the final night struggled in the feature race after starting and finishing in 17th.

This Saturday night, Walsh returns to Valvoline Raceway for the next round of the track championship. Walsh is sitting fifth in the current track championship point standings.

“I’m looking forward to getting back to racing in Sydney,” Walsh enthused.

“We’re sitting strongly in the track championship, so hopefully we can move forward in the point standings as the season winds down with some good results.”

Walsh would like to thank Fleck Earthmoving & Plumbing, Walsh Constructions, EWT Auto Dismantlers, SVH Auto Body Shop, and www.myspeedway.com.au, for their 2014-15 season support.

To find out more about Walsh, check him out on Facebook by searching Sammy Walsh Autosport.

 

 

Anderson’s Classic Podium

To say that Grant Anderson was rapt with his podium finish in last weekend’s Grand Annual Classic at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway would be a rather large understatement.

In what is regarded as the biggest Sprintcar event in Australia, Anderson managed to finish third behind winner Kyle Hirst and second placed Brooke Tatnell.

“I had some lucky breaks in my heat races, and I was able to qualify on the second row and then make the most of it and finish on the podium,” Anderson expressed, who had qualified third for the Grand Annual Classic deciding feature race.

“Due to the rain delay prior to the feature race, we had to throw our original feature race setup out of the window and start again. Thankfully, the setup our team went with was the correct one and it rewarded us with a podium result.”

Anderson continued on by saying that his result is a major boost for the team and is also a new career personal highlight.

“We came away with a good share of the prize money, which is great for our budget team,” he said.

“It’s definitely a new career highlight for me, because the Grand Annual Classic is the country’s biggest event that attracts some of the best drivers from around the world, so to podium in this class of competition is fantastic.”

Earlier in the Grand Annual Classic, Anderson had started the weekend by qualifying seventh on the second night. Following that, he finished third and fifth in the heat races and then seventh in the preliminary feature race. Heading into the third and final night, he was 10th in the overall point standings. Following a second-place finish in his third and final heat race, Anderson jumped up to third in the point standings and therefore started the feature race from inside the second row.

Leading up to the Grand Annual Classic, Anderson didn’t have the best of runs. On the Wednesday night at Avalon Raceway (Geelong, Vic) for the President’s Cup, he failed to advance out of the C main, while the following night at Borderline Speedway (Mount Gambier, SA) for the King’s Challenge, he missed out on a feature race transfer spot by one position in the B main.

In regards to the remainder of the 2014-15 season, Anderson is unsure about the schedule. However, he plans to announce it shortly. Anderson would like to especially thank Graham and Jenny from Bandag Latrobe Valley, for their continued support.

Grant Anderson is proudly supported during the 2014-15 season by: • Bandag Latrobe Valley • D&F Racing Products • Bockman Batteries • Fuchs Lubricants • Beef Growers • Townsend Service Centre

To find out more about Grant Anderson, visit www.grantanderson.com.au or LIKE him on Facebook by searching, Anderson Motorsport #37.

 

 

NSW Wingless Sprints’ battle heats up Official release: NSW Wingless Sprints January 28, 2015

The NSW Wingless Sprints return in big numbers for the tenth round of the Aussie Forklift Repairs and Fruitwheels Refrigerated Transport Club Championship this Saturday night, January 31 at Valvoline Raceway.

All drivers will be very eager to score valuable points as an A-Main hasn’t been run since January 3 because of inclement weather.

Last weekend, 23 drivers ventured to Gilgandra in north-west NSW to leave disappointed due to rain washing out the A-Main. There was also the washout after a set of heats at Valvoline Raceway on January 10.

All drivers who made the trek to Gilgandra received 200 points for the Club Championship but as the top ten in the championship all travelled last weekend, the points are still very tight and will go down to the wire at season’s end.

This week, 49 nominations have been received by club officials ensuring anther busy night of Wingless Sprints competition.

The list has been boosted by Jarrad Eveleigh, based in the Northern Rivers club and he will have his work cut out against the heavy hitters based in Sydney.

Going into the meeting, Jeff Thomas continues to lead the title race ahead of Nathan Dicker, Daniel Sayre, Adam Hourigan and Dubbo’s Mark Blyton rounds out the top five.

Brian Briton, Jason Bates, Marshall Blyton, Mikaela Blyton and Sean Dicker round out the top 10.

Drivers will compete in two heat races each before the twin B-Mains and the A-Main on Saturday night.

Following this Saturday night, the NSW Wingless Sprints will be in action at Goulburn Speedway next Saturday night, February 7.

Make sure you connect with the NSW Wingless Sprints on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nswwingless.sprints where there will be constant updates of the racing tomorrow night.

The NSW Wingless Sprints would like to thank Aussie Forklift Repairs and Fruitwheels Refrigerated Transport for their support of the NSW Wingless Sprints Club Championship.

 

 

Drivers battle for track championship glory Official release: Sprintcar Association of NSW January 28, 2015

The fifteenth round of the Sprintcar Track Championship will be contested at Valvoline Raceway this Saturday night, January 31.

After a busy international period that concluded a fortnight ago with the running of the Scott Darley Challenge, drivers will now focus back on the week to week fixtures that will see the 2014/15 season round out at the end of March.

There are also a number of drivers who travelled to the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic at Premier Speedway, Warrnambool last weekend and came away with some great results. None more so than Max Johnston who finished 11th in the 40 lap Classic final. No doubt Max will be looking for that great form to continue this Saturday night.

With just seven rounds remaining, the point score at the top of the leader board is a little crowded and it appears likely that the track championship will go down to the wire at the final round on Saturday, March 28.

James Thompson’s outstanding season continues as he leads the points on 3116 with Ben Atkinson just 55 points behind on 3061 and Max Dumesny 82 points behind Thompson on 3034.

Toby Bellbowen (2988), Sam Walsh (2987), Trevor Green (2986), Jackson Delamont (2950), Danny Reidy (2928), Max Johnston (2918) and Marty Perovich (2858) round out the top ten on points.

Apart from the regular SANSW runners, Northern Territorian’s Jason Gebert and Tommy Britton are a welcome addition to the field of 42.

In what has been the most competitive Track Championship in years, a total of 117 drivers have contested a round so far. A massive increase on last season.

Qualifying this week at Valvoline Raceway will commence at 6PM with racing beginning at 7PM. If you can’t make it trackside, the Sprintcar Association of NSW will have regular updates on their Facebook page. Simply search ‘Sprintcar Association of NSW’ and like the page if you haven’t already.

 

 

Brian Brown – Ronald Laney Memorial in Florida up Next!

(Bill W) January 27, 2015 – The Brian Brown Racing Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team is readying for the upcoming Ronald Laney Memorial at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Florida February 19-21. They wrapped up the “Winter Heat” event earlier this month at Cocopah Speedway near Yuma, Arizona. The highlight was a Tuesday podium finish that saw a charge from 12th to third.

Your first weekend in Yuma ended with a tough crash. You rebounded well the following Tuesday.

After the rough night we had the Saturday before, it showed how well Maxim Chassis are built, and how good Chad (Morgan) and Zac (Thomas) are at putting together a new car. We weren’t as good as we needed to be early in the night, but we got it going later.

You started twelfth, but the race got off to a rocky start.

On the very first lap, we got into the back of the 2L car (Logan Forler). That knocked our nose wing back. To be able to move forward despite that, made for a good night.

It was definitely a good night. You were able to run up to the leaders after losing your nose wing.

We were able to march up there, and a few dropped out. We were able to get to third. Paul (McMahan) and Steve (Kinser) were out there a ways. We actually were able to run them down pretty well, and then we had an open red.

How did the red affect the race?

I was running a little different line than those guys were. I think during the red, their crew was able to tell them where I was at. When they dropped the green, I wasn’t as good and they got better. We were able to finish third, which was good for us. I was proud of the whole team.

Not only did you finish third, but you brought home a big bonus as well.

I’m really thankful for Here 2 Wire, Inc. for putting up the $2,000 Hard-charger bonus. It was nice to have that bonus on top of everything else.

You came back on Friday (January 9), and your heat and Qualifier went well.

It was a different night. We were pretty good in the heat and the Qualifier (which he won). That was really the first time we were out in clean air on the trip. Lap time-wise, we were about a half-second better than the field. If you are running second, you’re automatically going to be two to three-tenths slower, just because of the air.

You started sixth in the main event. Did you make any changes to the car?

We made some small adjustments for the A, but we were just too tight and couldn’t turn. It was really unfortunate, because we felt starting that close to the front, we could challenge for a win. We were really lucky to run seventh.

Saturday, you were a little bit a victim of your draw.

Saturday night’s track was a little drier from the get-go. In the heats, wherever you were in turn two, was going to be pretty much where you finished. We kept adjusting on the car all night long, but I’m not so sure that we weren’t making the car worse.

You were able to grab the last transfer to the A through the B.

We had to start eighth in the B, and luckily we were able to finish there and make the A. Paul McMahan had one of the fastest cars all week and finished behind us. That shows you the level of the competition, and the importance of track position.

You were able to get up to move up five spots or so in the A. How do you look back on your trip to Yuma?

The nice thing about going out there was it was 75 or 80 degrees and it was around 0 back home. We were able to make a little money, other than the crash. We really enjoyed “Winter Heat”, and we’re looking forward to going back next year. Greg Burgess, Tommy Estes and everyone at the casino put on a top-flight, top-notch five-day event. I hope people that weren’t able to go this year will in the future. This event has a huge potential.

Follow Brian on the Web, Twitter and Facebook!

Follow Brian at his website located at www.BrianBrownRacing.com!

Also keep up with FVP, Casey’s and Brian on Facebook and Twitter at the following links…

Twitter Links – @BrianBrown21, @FVPRacing, @CaseysGenStores

Facebook Links

Brian Brown Racing – www.facebook.com/pages/Brian-Brown-Racing/200630163294222

Casey’s General Stores – www.facebook.com/pages/Caseys-General-Stores/112073528804354

FVP Racing - http://www.facebook.com/FVPRacing?ref=ts&fref=ts

Other Web site info

Casey's: www.caseys.com

FVP: www.fvpparts.com

Brown’s Bits

February will mark Brian’s first trip to Florida for racing since 2006. That year, in three nights at Volusia Speedway Park, he finished 12th, 5th and 12th with the All Stars and World of Outlaws.

15% off of Enco Tools Purchase!

Receive 15% off of your order with Enco Tools! Just go to www.UseEnco.com and use the coupon code “BBR21”!

About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating nearly 1700 convenience stores in 11 states through the Midwest. Known for its “Homemade-To-Go” pizza, sandwiches, donuts and bakery items, Casey’s strives to consistently deliver quality gas, fresh kitchen-prepared food, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey’s is currently the 12th largest c-store chain and sixth largest pizza chain in the United States.

About FVP

We are very excited to introduce our new line of automotive chemicals, oils and fluids to our product offering. These new products will be available at many retailers across the country. We continue to offer a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, plus a complete line of high quality batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV’s, commercial and other specialty vehicles. All products are made to OE manufacturer fitment specifications. FVP products are engineered to provide our customers with quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. To learn more about our FVP products or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit us at www.FVPparts.com! FVP…The Confident Solution

Marketing Partner of the Week – Searsboro Telephone Company’s www.FaxeMeService.Com

Brian says, “Don Long is an avid sprint car fan, and has been a part of the team for several years now. We’re just really happy to have him here.”

Receive faxes through your e-mail when you’re away from the fax machine! Visit www.FaxMeService.com for easy sign-up options! It’s the simplicity of a fax through the convenience of e-mail. It’s easy to use, with no setup and a low fee!

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Arctic Cat

For over 40 years, World Class Snowmobiles™ have been wearing the Arctic Cat name. Arctic Cat is equally proud to make Arctic Cat ATVs, too. They represent dedication and commitment to advanced manufacturing techniques, engineering innovation and industry leadership. Arctic Cat Inc., based in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, designs, engineers, manufactures and markets snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) under the Arctic Cat brand name, as well as related parts, garments and accessories. The Company markets its products through a network of independent dealers located throughout the contiguous United States and Canada, and through distributors representing dealers in Alaska, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and other international markets. The Arctic Cat brand name is among the most widely recognized and respected names in the snowmobile and ATV industry.

Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, FVP, Print Place, Searsboro Telephone Company, MC Power, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps / impact4800.com, Champion Brands, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, Enco Tools, Weld Wheels, Housby Trucks, Pro Shocks by Schure Built Suspension, Arctic Cat, K&N, www.hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, Fuel-Safe Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, CP Pistons, Carrillo Rods, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Butler Built Seats, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, www.AllDayParts.com, Tru Square, Jack Links, Deli Express, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Shell Shock, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Mothers Wax, Hoosier Tires, Klein RV, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Bosch, Garrett Racing Engines, MSD, Moyle Racing Engines, Fortress Wealth Management, Legacy and Flexzilla for all their support!

 

 

T.J. Michael Welcomes Crew Chief Scott Bartson to Texas for a Month ‘Sprint Smackdown’ at Lonestar Speedway First on the Agenda

By Fully Injected Motorsports

Plano, Texas (January 27th, 2015) - T.J. Michael will be joined by crew chief Scott Bartson in the coming weeks. The duo will spend roughly one month together; tackling ‘305’ sprint car events in the state of Texas. Bartson, a Fremont, Ohio native and former classmate of T.J.’s father Tim, will take charge of Michael’s racing operation in Plano, Texas. T.J. Michael will launch his 2015 campaign during the ‘Sprint Smackdown’ at the Lonestar Speedway near Kilgore, Texas on Saturday, February 21st.

“We are excited to have Scott come down” said T.J. Michael, “He’s going to move here for about a month...he’s been around racing for a long time and is very knowledgeable...he’s worked along side Bobby Clark for many years and Bobby is the car owner I am racing for during these first few ‘305’ shows...it should be a great experience for the both of us.”

After his visit to Kilgore, T.J. Michael will continue his Texas campaign on Saturday, February 28th at the Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas.

“We are ready to get started” explained Michael, “Hopefully we can start the season off right and earn a win in my home state.”

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

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Recent Highlights: Earned 21 top-ten finishes during feature competition in 2014. One feature victory (305ci) in 2014. 2015 Wins: N/A

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T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Fremont Fence Company, Advanced Cast Stone, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits and Snap-On.

 

 

Short Track Nationals Slated for Final Weekend of October

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (January 27, 2015) – I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals. It’s an event that race teams and race fans alike from all corners of the country eagerly anticipate each year.

And this year is no different, with the 28th version of the premier 360-ci Sprint Car event in the country set for October 28-31, 2015.

This year’s rendition of the COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires will once again kick off with the Short Track Nationals Open on Wednesday night, October 28, before moving on to two full qualifying nights that set the stage for the $15,000-to-win STN finale on October 31.

In what has become an annual pilgrimage to Little Rock, Ark., for many to determine bragging rights for the next twelve months, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell became the event’s 17th different winner this past October by defeating a field of competitors from all across the nation.

Bell joined a prestigious list of winners that includes names such as Kinser, Swindell and Wright along with current Outlaw regulars including Paul McMahan, Brad Sweet, Jason Johnson and Jason Sides among others.

Gary Wright ranks as the only four-time STN champion with triumphs in 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2004. Sammy Swindell added his third win in 2013 to previous scores in 1990 and 2011 to match Steve Kinser’s three STN wins (1988, 1989 and 1991) with two-time STN winners including McMahan (2002 and 2012) and Tony Bruce, Jr. (2008 and 2009).

In addition to Bell, others capturing STN honors on one occasion include Brad Sweet (2010), Jason Meyers (2007), Jason Johnson (2006), Tim Montgomery (2005), Jason Sides (2001), Mike Ward (2000), Tim Crawley (1998), Wayne Johnson (1997), Pete Butler (1996), Terry Gray (1994) and John Gerloff (1993). The 1992 edition fell victim to rain.

Additional information including entry and ticket information will become available as the event draws closer.

Information regarding the 28th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires is available at www.i-30speedway.com or by calling I-30 Speedway at 501-455-4567.

 

 

Ian Madsen and D&B Goodyer Developments Team Run 4th at Grand Annual Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Ian Madsen and his D&B Goodyear Development teams had a very strong showing at the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic, that saw the team score a second place finish during their qualifying night, before finishing fourth during Sunday’s finale.

“I can’t thank this entire team enough for their hard work over the course of the week,” Madsen said. “We had a fast racecar all week long at the Classic, and should have finished higher on Sunday, but I got into the wall going for the win.”

Taking to the Sungold Stadium on Friday night for his qualifying night, Madsen and his D&B Goodyer Developments team went out a little late in time trials, and on an extremely slick track timed in 20th fastest.

Lining up in the second row of his first heat race, Madsen’s team had his machine dialed in, as he carved his way to the point, and picked up the win, and earned big time points.

Lining up in the fourth row of his second heat, Madsen continued to show great speed, and was able to get his D&B Goodyer Developments No. 10 machine into the third spot, ultimately good enough to earn the pole for the 30-lap feature event.

When the green flag dropped, Madsen outdueled his teammate to grab the early lead, as Brooke Tatnell moved into the second spot. Working around the Premier Speedway at a rapid pace, Madsen continued to lead the way, as the field got into lapped traffic.

In what was a non stop feature event, Madsen would check up just slightly in traffic, and Tatnell was able to capitalize, as Madsen slipped to the second spot. Keeping his composure, the 2014 Knoxville Raceway Track Champion, would challenge Tatnell in the closing laps, but would score a second place finish, though he would end the first night of action atop the point standings.

Following Saturday’s night of qualifier, Madsen and his team sat second overall in the points, and in prime position to make a bid at the Classic title.

Lining up eighth in his final heat race of the night, Madsen would continue to gain points, as he would finish in the fifth spot.

After heat races, Madsen had slipped to fourth in points, though he would still line up for the feature event in the second row.

During the course of the night, a wet weather system moved in, drenching the speedway, making the track extremely fast, and causing the final few races of the night to take place on a narrow track.

When the feature event went green, Madsen quickly moved his machine into the second spot, as he chased after race leader, Kyle Hirst.

As the nonstop race moved extremely fast, Madsen kept his D&B Goodyer Developments machine in striking distance, as the leaders flew through lapped traffic.

Moving in on Hirst late in the race, Madsen looked to make his move, but he drifted up into the wall, and lost a couple of positions as he slipped back to the fourth spot.

With passing at a premium, Madsen would hold off his brother, and close his night with a fourth place finish.

“It was out of our control, but the weather made things challenging in the feature,” Madsen explained. “The track was really shaping up for the feature, but the rain made it really fast. I really have to thank Darren and Belinda Goodyer for all of their support. We really wanted to get this win, but we are really proud of our efforts.”

Madsen would like to thank D&B Goodyer Developments, MK Excavating, Adornato Sand & Gravel, Watsons Express Transport, Lucas Oil, QSS Speedway Spares, Revolution Racegear, Oval Express, MatTrans Refrigerated Transports, and Dyden Signs for their support.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-11, Wins-2, Top-5’s- 5, Top 10’s-6

ON TAP: Madsen and the D&B Goodyer Developments Team are still finalizing their upcoming schedule.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian, make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen.

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BR Motorsports and King Racing Products Score Wins Worldwide

PETERSEN MEDIA: Over the last week, drivers using BR Motorsports and King Racing Products have been very successful, racking up four wins in total ranging from the United States to Australia.

In Australia, BR Motorsports Factory driver, Brooke Tatnell, had a great showing during the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic. Qualifying on Friday night, Tatnell grabbed the lead halfway through the feature event, and used his BR Blueprinted MSD Ignition to grab the win. Sunday night saw BT back up his strong performance as he ended the big week of racing with a second place finish.

At the Canyon Speedway Park in Arizona, the USAC West Coast 360’s invaded the desert for some winter action, and through the first three races, King Racing Products have shined.

During the opener on Friday night, Brady Bacon piloted the Josh Ford Motorsports King Racing Products Factory sponsored machine to a big win before King Factory driver, Ryan Bernal, won a nail biter on Saturday night, and backed it up with a convincing win on Sunday night.

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Wilmot Raceway

The Kenosha County Fair's Wilmot Raceway will host their annual Awards Party this Saturday Night, Super Bowl Eve, at the Bristol Oaks Country Club, Hwy 50 just east of Rt 45. Everyone is welcome. Tickets are just $15 per person and include salad, and a pizza & pasta bar. Wilmot will honor the top 5 in each of their core classes with trophies and checks, plus drivers 6th -10th in the Modified and Street Stock classes will also receive trophies. Wilmot Raceway had a big 2014 season! In addition to having one of the best supported weekly programs in the region featuring the Don's Auto Parts & Machine Shop Modifieds, R.A. Adams Enterprises Street Stocks, Fec's Pace / Silver Lake Auto Body Mini Sprints, Massive Speed Systems Pro 4's, Jimmy's Hawg Heaven Bandit 4's, and Hoosier Tire Winged 410 Sprint Cars, Wilmot Raceway hosted the World of Outlaw Sprint Series, the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series including one event co-sanctioned with the All-Star Circuit of Champions, the UMP Late Model Summer Nationals Hell Tour, the WDLMA Late Models, Badger 600 Micrors, Illinois Vintage Stock Cars, Vintage Mods, and Digger Doug's UTV's. The season is always highlighted by the Kenosha County Fair which included 2 nights of racing headlined by the IRA sanctioned Carriage Auto Body presented Roger Iles Tribute, 2 nights of Truck & Tractor Pulls plus the ever popular Combine Demo Derby, and ofcourse the Derby Icon Demo Derby finale. Doors open this Saturday at 6, with dinner at 7. Come on out and support local racing, and the stars of Wilmot Raceway.

 

Strong Racing FUNRaiser to Benefit Two Oswego Speedway Teams, Supermodified and Small Block Super

OSWEGO, NY (January 27, 2015) – The annual Strong Racing FUNRaiser will take place yet again at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego on Saturday, February 7 beginning at 1 p.m., but with a special twist in 2015.

With Strong Racing taking a year off this coming season, all money raised at this year’s fundraiser will instead go to one Supermodified and one Small Block Super team at the Speedway as a thank you to all teams for their support throughout the years.

The annual get together will once again be a chicken barbeque and pulled pork fundraiser with dinners available for a donation of $10.

Entertainment will be provided by Ron Gray’s Millennium Music with 50/50 and Chinese raffles taking place through the night.

Race fans in attendance will get to mark ballots for the teams they would like to earn the proceeds from the fundraiser in 2015, and each race team in attendance that donates a raffle prize will receive another vote in the drawing.

Donations are welcome for prize baskets and any donations can be delivered ahead of time to the Strong Racing garage or to Lighthouse Lanes. Any questions concerning the fundraiser or raffles are encouraged to call Terry Strong at (315) 806-3633.

Following the fundraiser, Lighthouse Lanes will also be putting on their annual Mardi Gras Party, which will cap the evening with more entertainment, drink specials, and fun.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or call (315) 342-0646. Visit the Speedway on social media @OswegoSpeedway or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel to Host 2nd Annual Brent Marks Racing Party Set for Saturday, January 31st

By Fully Injected Motorsports

Myerstown, PA (January 27th, 2015) - The Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel in Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania will host their 2nd Annual Brent Marks Racing party this Saturday evening, January 31st; with all proceeds benefiting Marks’ 2015 racing campaign. A ten dollar donation at the door will allow access to the event, which includes dinner, a chance at multiple door prizes and an opportunity to buy 2015 Brent Marks Racing merchandise. The evening’s festivities will begin at 8PM and will last until Midnight.

“The Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel is one of our biggest sponsors” said Brent Marks, “For them to host an annual event to help benefit our team is really special...it was a lot of fun last year...a perfect way to get together with everyone and celebrate the new racing year...it’s tough to get together with our friends and fans during the season due to the fact that we get so busy...an event like this helps us accomplish that.”

Brent Marks will kick-off his 2015 season in less than a month. The Myerstown, Pennsylvania native will start the year at the Lincoln Speedway ‘Icebreaker 30’ on Saturday, February 21st. The afternoon program, scheduled to begin at 2PM, will be highlighted with a $4,000-to-win main event for the ‘410’ sprint cars. Brent Marks will release a complete 2015 schedule in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for further details.

“It hasn’t been much of an ‘off season’ for us” explained Marks, “By the time the ‘Icebreaker’ comes around, we’ll be ready to go...we hope to have a complete schedule put together very soon...a lot of races and a lot of tracks to take into consideration.”

Those interested in learning more about the 2nd Annual Brent Marks Racing party at the Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel can do so by contacting Brent Marks via email or social meida. The Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel is located at 101 East Main Street in Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania.

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

======================== 2014 Highlights: ‘Living Legends Dream Race’ winner at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania

2015 Wins: N/A

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

 

 

Reidy’s Classic Objective Met

Pleasing is the best way to describe Danny Reidy’s 2015 Grand Annual Classic performance over the weekend at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway.

After a 10th place finish in the Grand Annual Classic deciding feature race along with a fifth place finish in the preliminary feature race on the second night, Reidy was satisfied with how his weekend panned out amongst the 100-plus entries.

“The whole aim for the weekend was to get into the feature race on the final night, and we achieved that,” expressed the NQ # 5 Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs supported Maxim driver.

“We managed to qualify and finish inside the top 10 of the feature race on the final night, so when you consider that there was a field of over 100 drivers, it’s a pleasing result.”

Reidy had qualified ninth for the feature race on the final night, and he was confident of being able to move forward throughout the 40-lap distance; however, rain in the lead up to the feature race hurt that idea.

“When the rain came and we had that long delay, it juiced up and locked down the track, and it consequently made passing difficult,” he said.

“The feature race also went without a stoppage, so it was another thing that played against those starting towards the middle and the back of the field, but we still managed to come away with a result.”

Reidy took part in the second night of the Grand Annual Classic, and it saw him qualify fifth in time trials, then finish with a win and an eighth in his two heat races, and finish the night fifth in the preliminary feature race. On the third and final night, he consolidated his spot in the feature-race field with a fourth in his third and final heat race.

On the Thursday night, Reidy contested the King’s Challenge at Borderline Speedway (Mount Gambier, SA), but his night was brought to a premature end in the feature race. After qualifying for the feature race via the B main, he was unable to finish due to a half-spin in the latter stages while running inside the top 10. Earlier in the night, he finished his two heat races in fourth and 10th place respectively.

This Saturday night, Reidy returns to Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway. In what is the latest round of their track championship, he’s looking for a strong result. Currently, he is placed eighth in the track championship point standings.

Reidy would like to thank Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs, P&M Motor Body Repairs, Inglis Race Engines, and Mako Sunglasses, for their 2014-15 season support.

To find out more about Reidy, check him out on Facebook by searching Danny Reidy Racing.

 

 

Hirst Ensures Classic Trophy Heads To California Again!

California’s Kyle Hirst sped to victory in the 40-lap main event in the early hours of Monday morning to claim victory in the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, smashing the 40-lap track record along the way.

Hirst’s race time on a heavy, locked down race track, which unfortunately endured a considerable amount of rain mid way through the first of two scheduled B-Main events, was 7:42.40 which eclipsed Kerry Madsen’s time of 8:55.57 as set back in 2008.

Upon resumption after the hour and a half rain delay Warrnambool’s Jamie Veal also slashed more than 15 seconds off of Skip Jackson’s 20-lap record during the second of the B-Main’s. Jackson recorded that time during the 1994 Australian Title.

The rain delay coincided with an earlier delay in the race program that resulted from a serious crash involving young South Australian Bradley Keller who had to be extracted from his racecar following an incident in the final heat of the night.

Keller was transported to Warrnambool Base Hospital where he discharged from on Tuesday morning.

With high points man and current Australian Champion David Murcott electing to start from the inside of the front row it was always going to be a drag race between and he fellow front row occupant Hirst.

On lap number four it all turned sour for Murcott when he suffered mechanical woes that ended a Classic that had promised and delivered so much up until that point for he, his crew and car owner Dave Horrell.

Murcott would later be presented with the Thommo’s Race Graphix Hard Luck Award as a very minor consolation prize.

From that point on Hirst began to check out as the chasing pack tried to find a way to peg him back as they entered lap traffic on a super quick Sungold Stadium.

The likes of Grant Anderson, Brooke Tatnell and Ian Madsen continued to pepper away at each other with Tatnell gaining the upper hand as he moved to second, with Anderson again impressing in a blue ribbon event at Premier Speedway despite his limited seat time this season.

The younger of the two Madsen’s, Ian, was doing his utmost to hold not only his brother Kerry at bay but also a pair of hard charging Americans in Daryn Pittman and Jac Haudenschild, while further in the pack B-Main one winner Daniel Pestka was slicing his way forward in an impressive performance.

Robbie Farr who was another to have enjoyed a stout weekend, was also moving forward, having started from position 12, Farr was now inside the top ten in eighth.

As the laps wound down a hungry pack of three to four drivers that were chasing Hirst had narrowed the gap but the lack of any caution periods certainly played into the hands of Hirst who hadn’t put a foot wrong.

Tatnell tried everything, attempting to use different racing lines to Hirst, sometimes above the fast groove on the racetrack to try and reel in the driver of the Milwaukee Tools W17 machine, while Anderson and Ian Madsen continued to do likewise.

There was to be no denying Hirst however, he and car owner Luch Monte along with Crew Chief Kim Buswell were provided with the opportunity to savor the sweet taste that is victory in a Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Tatnell on the other hand lost no friends with his drive into second that will no doubt provide his team including car owner Shane Krikke and Crew Chief Dylan Buswell with a case full of what if’s over the coming weeks.

Grant Anderson ran a superbly consistent feature race to claim third place and, Hirst aside, was arguably the most satisfied driver in the 24 car field as he again showed the enormous talent he possesses in what is essentially a family backed operation, albeit a very professional one at that.

Ian Madsen, with Dave Sharman acting as crew chief on the Darren Goodyer backed car, was another to have tried everything, even riding the wall of death at one point during the feature event. The current Knoxville Raceway Track Champion finished fourth just ahead of his brother Kerry who was again prominent throughout the Classic weekend whose fifth place run was a credit to him, American Racing Custom Wheels and the Keneric Racing Team.

Sixth place went to the 1981 and 1982 Classic Champion Jac Haudenschild who at 56 years of age showed he had lost none of his ‘Wild Child’ characteristics as he excited the sell out crowd every time he hit the track!

Another American Daryn Pittman finished seventh having hovered around that point for a majority of the race, with his Aprile Racing team headed up by Brent Inglis giving the 2013 World Of Outlaws Champion a fast car. Robbie Farr’s eighth place run was a good reward for a hard working East Coast Pipeline Team.

Daniel Pestka was presented with the Skwid Signs Hard Charger Award for his brilliant run which saw him advance from position 17 to ninth in the Victory Lane Racegear V88 entry while the final spot in the top ten went to another of the weekend’s quiet achievers in Danny Reidy.

Sydney’s Max Johnston showed he has plenty to offer with an 11th place finish as he gets better and better each time he rolls out onto the high banks of Sungold Stadium while one of the real quiet achievers of the Classic weekend was Lucas Wolfe who gave popular Warrnambool based car owner Harry Droste a 12th place finish.

Brad Sweet’s hopes of being able to slice through the field from his starting spot of 14 were dashed by the ill-timed shower of rain as all he could do was join the procession as he wound up 13th one spot ahead of one of the pre-race favorites Jamie Veal who took his SWI Engineering Maxim forward to 14th after having started from position 18 courtesy of his win in the second of the B-Mains.

Another Warrnambool based driver, Darren Mollenoyux started 15th and finished 15th aboard his Parr Motorsports GF1, one spot ahead of outstanding American talent Christopher Bell whom impressed many both on and off track during the Classic weekend.

1997 Classic Champion Trevor Green was one of six former Champions to start the A-Feature event, taking the Natrad entry of Barry Lewis to a 17th place finish one spot ahead of current Australian 360 Sprintcar Champion Chad Ely who was 18th.

They were followed by Ryan Jones (19th) in the Murray Machining and Sheds S63 entry and American World of Outlaws Star Jason Sides (20th) who had started dead last in the 24-car field. Max Dumesny, who the night before has been awarded a Life Membership from the Sprintcar Racing Association of Victoria for his services to Sprintcar Racing and Speedway in general, finished in 21st just ahead of Luke Dillon in the Hog’s Breath Café S81 car and Ian Loudoun in the David Dickson Essendon Ford backed V3.

Earlier in the night Jamie Veal and Daniel Pestka won the B-Mains while the twin C-Mains went the way of Terry McCarl and Stephen Bell.

The Main events were kicked off with a pair of D-Mains with Dennis Jones taking the first win with Eddie Lumbar heading to victory lane in the second.

The R & M Security Best Presented Car and Crew Award as presented by the hard working Premier Speedway Maintenance Committee went to the V90 entry of Corey McCullagh while the Alan Pollard Memorial Award which recognizes the fastest qualifier of the weekend went to American Daryn Pittman for his night two qualifying effort of 10.596 seconds.

Kyle Hirst then capped off a stellar weekend by claiming the Ian Sheppard Memorial Award. This award is presented to a driver for an outstanding contribution to the President’s Cup, the Kings Challenge and the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

The 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic was supported by Oval Express Magazine, GJ Gardner Homes, KRE Race Engines and the Lady Bay Resort, Warrnambool.

 

 

Hirst Ensures Classic Trophy Heads To California Again!

California’s Kyle Hirst sped to victory in the 40-lap main event in the early hours of Monday morning to claim victory in the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, smashing the 40-lap track record along the way.

Hirst’s race time on a heavy, locked down race track, which unfortunately endured a considerable amount of rain mid way through the first of two scheduled B-Main events, was 7:42.40 which eclipsed Kerry Madsen’s time of 8:55.57 as set back in 2008.

Upon resumption after the hour and a half rain delay Warrnambool’s Jamie Veal also slashed more than 15 seconds off of Skip Jackson’s 20-lap record during the second of the B-Main’s. Jackson recorded that time during the 1994 Australian Title.

The rain delay coincided with an earlier delay in the race program that resulted from a serious crash involving young South Australian Bradley Keller who had to be extracted from his racecar following an incident in the final heat of the night.

Keller was transported to Warrnambool Base Hospital where he discharged from on Tuesday morning.

With high points man and current Australian Champion David Murcott electing to start from the inside of the front row it was always going to be a drag race between and he fellow front row occupant Hirst.

On lap number four it all turned sour for Murcott when he suffered mechanical woes that ended a Classic that had promised and delivered so much up until that point for he, his crew and car owner Dave Horrell.

Murcott would later be presented with the Thommo’s Race Graphix Hard Luck Award as a very minor consolation prize.

From that point on Hirst began to check out as the chasing pack tried to find a way to peg him back as they entered lap traffic on a super quick Sungold Stadium.

The likes of Grant Anderson, Brooke Tatnell and Ian Madsen continued to pepper away at each other with Tatnell gaining the upper hand as he moved to second, with Anderson again impressing in a blue ribbon event at Premier Speedway despite his limited seat time this season.

The younger of the two Madsen’s, Ian, was doing his utmost to hold not only his brother Kerry at bay but also a pair of hard charging Americans in Daryn Pittman and Jac Haudenschild, while further in the pack B-Main one winner Daniel Pestka was slicing his way forward in an impressive performance.

Robbie Farr who was another to have enjoyed a stout weekend, was also moving forward, having started from position 12, Farr was now inside the top ten in eighth.

As the laps wound down a hungry pack of three to four drivers that were chasing Hirst had narrowed the gap but the lack of any caution periods certainly played into the hands of Hirst who hadn’t put a foot wrong.

Tatnell tried everything, attempting to use different racing lines to Hirst, sometimes above the fast groove on the racetrack to try and reel in the driver of the Milwaukee Tools W17 machine, while Anderson and Ian Madsen continued to do likewise.

There was to be no denying Hirst however, he and car owner Luch Monte along with Crew Chief Kim Buswell were provided with the opportunity to savor the sweet taste that is victory in a Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Tatnell on the other hand lost no friends with his drive into second that will no doubt provide his team including car owner Shane Krikke and Crew Chief Dylan Buswell with a case full of what if’s over the coming weeks.

Grant Anderson ran a superbly consistent feature race to claim third place and, Hirst aside, was arguably the most satisfied driver in the 24 car field as he again showed the enormous talent he possesses in what is essentially a family backed operation, albeit a very professional one at that.

Ian Madsen, with Dave Sharman acting as crew chief on the Darren Goodyer backed car, was another to have tried everything, even riding the wall of death at one point during the feature event. The current Knoxville Raceway Track Champion finished fourth just ahead of his brother Kerry who was again prominent throughout the Classic weekend whose fifth place run was a credit to him, American Racing Custom Wheels and the Keneric Racing Team.

Sixth place went to the 1981 and 1982 Classic Champion Jac Haudenschild who at 56 years of age showed he had lost none of his ‘Wild Child’ characteristics as he excited the sell out crowd every time he hit the track!

Another American Daryn Pittman finished seventh having hovered around that point for a majority of the race, with his Aprile Racing team headed up by Brent Inglis giving the 2013 World Of Outlaws Champion a fast car. Robbie Farr’s eighth place run was a good reward for a hard working East Coast Pipeline Team.

Daniel Pestka was presented with the Skwid Signs Hard Charger Award for his brilliant run which saw him advance from position 17 to ninth in the Victory Lane Racegear V88 entry while the final spot in the top ten went to another of the weekend’s quiet achievers in Danny Reidy.

Sydney’s Max Johnston showed he has plenty to offer with an 11th place finish as he gets better and better each time he rolls out onto the high banks of Sungold Stadium while one of the real quiet achievers of the Classic weekend was Lucas Wolfe who gave popular Warrnambool based car owner Harry Droste a 12th place finish.

Brad Sweet’s hopes of being able to slice through the field from his starting spot of 14 were dashed by the ill-timed shower of rain as all he could do was join the procession as he wound up 13th one spot ahead of one of the pre-race favorites Jamie Veal who took his SWI Engineering Maxim forward to 14th after having started from position 18 courtesy of his win in the second of the B-Mains.

Another Warrnambool based driver, Darren Mollenoyux started 15th and finished 15th aboard his Parr Motorsports GF1, one spot ahead of outstanding American talent Christopher Bell whom impressed many both on and off track during the Classic weekend.

1997 Classic Champion Trevor Green was one of six former Champions to start the A-Feature event, taking the Natrad entry of Barry Lewis to a 17th place finish one spot ahead of current Australian 360 Sprintcar Champion Chad Ely who was 18th.

They were followed by Ryan Jones (19th) in the Murray Machining and Sheds S63 entry and American World of Outlaws Star Jason Sides (20th) who had started dead last in the 24-car field. Max Dumesny, who the night before has been awarded a Life Membership from the Sprintcar Racing Association of Victoria for his services to Sprintcar Racing and Speedway in general, finished in 21st just ahead of Luke Dillon in the Hog’s Breath Café S81 car and Ian Loudoun in the David Dickson Essendon Ford backed V3.

Earlier in the night Jamie Veal and Daniel Pestka won the B-Mains while the twin C-Mains went the way of Terry McCarl and Stephen Bell.

The Main events were kicked off with a pair of D-Mains with Dennis Jones taking the first win with Eddie Lumbar heading to victory lane in the second.

The R & M Security Best Presented Car and Crew Award as presented by the hard working Premier Speedway Maintenance Committee went to the V90 entry of Corey McCullagh while the Alan Pollard Memorial Award which recognizes the fastest qualifier of the weekend went to American Daryn Pittman for his night two qualifying effort of 10.596 seconds.

Kyle Hirst then capped off a stellar weekend by claiming the Ian Sheppard Memorial Award. This award is presented to a driver for an outstanding contribution to the President’s Cup, the Kings Challenge and the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

The 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic was supported by Oval Express Magazine, GJ Gardner Homes, KRE Race Engines and the Lady Bay Resort, Warrnambool.

 

 

King Kerry Strikes Again; Finishes 5th at Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- In what was the biggest week of the year in Australia Sprint Car Racing, Kerry Madsen and his Keneric Racing/American Racing team performed well, as Madsen picked up the King’s Challenge last Thursday night before finishing fifth during the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic on Sunday night.

“It was a great way to end a really strong month of racing,” Madsen said. “I really have to thank the Gavranich family for their continued support, the team at American Racing Custom Wheels, as well as my team for all of their efforts.”

Kicking his week off on Thursday night at Mount Gambier, Madsen timed his American Racing/EarthEx/KPC backed No. 29 machine in fifth fastest, before picking up a heat win. Lining up 11th in his second heat, “The Mad Man’ was locked in as he charged his way forward to a third place finish.

Earning a berth in the Pole Shootout, Madsen stayed strong as he took the win, and started the 30-lap feature event on the pole position.

As the King’s Challenge feature came to life, Madsen was the class of the field, as he quickly jumped on the loud pedal, and forged ahead of the rest of his competition.

In what was a fast paced feature event that only saw one stoppage, Madsen was never seriously challenged as he was crowned King, again, but this time in Australia, as he took home his second win of the 2015 season.

Setting his sights toward the 43rd Grand Annual Classic, Madsen had a night to recover and act as a spectator before he hit the track on Saturday night.

Timing in fourth fastest during his qualifying night, the 2014 King’s Royal Champion would win his first heat, before he charged from 11th to sixth in his second heat race.

Lining up in the fifth spot for the 30-lap feature event, Madsen was very patient in the early stages of the race, and ran comfortably in the top-five.

As the laps clicked down, the race had a twist with just 10 laps to go as a pair of front-runners got together, to bring the race to a stop.

Restarting in the second spot, Madsen gave David Murcott everything he had, but came up just feet short, in what was an exciting feature event.

Sitting third in points heading into the final night of action, Madsen would work his way to a fifth place finish, and look on to see where he would end up in the 40-lap feature event.

With an odd weather system causing havoc during much of the day at the Sungold Stadium, the night would become very long as an wet weather system drenched the speedway, and caused a lengthy delay.

With officials doing everything they could to get the show in, the surface retained too much moisture, and would cause a very fast, and locked down surface.

Lining up in the fifth spot, Madsen would get in line, and go, as he held down his fifth place position.

As the race clicked off at a torrid pace, Madsen was unable to make any moves, as the race went non-stop a shattered a 40-lap record, as Madsen ended his night with a very respectable fifth place finish.

“It was a great week overall for us, especially getting a big win at Mount Gambier,” he added. “We had a really fast racecar all week long, but unfortunately something out of our control (weather), made the feature event challenging. We are definitely pleased with our result, and we are happy to bring home a top five for Keneric Racing, American Racing, and all of our other partners.”

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-10, Wins-2, Top-5’s-7, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP: Madsen will now fly back to his home in Iowa and get ready to kick off his 2015 World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series season. Madsen and company are scheduled to hit the dirt in Florida the first weekend in February.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Kerry Madsen, Keneric Racing, and American Racing in a variety of interactive ways-

American Racing

Web- www.americanracing.com

Facebook- www.facebook.com/amercanracingwheels

Instagram- @AmericanRacing

Twitter- @AmericanRacing

Keneric Racing

Web- www.kenericracing.com

Facebook- www.facebook.com/KenericRacing

Twitter- @KenericRacing

Kerry Madsen

Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/pages/Official-Fan-Page-for-Kerry-Madsen/101145169933686

Twitter- @KMR29

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Sean Becker, Dan Menne, Brian Cannon Unite For 2015

PETERSEN MEDIA- With the 2015 season vastly approaching, Sean Becker is pleased to announce that he will team with Menne Motorsports, and owner Dan Menne, as well as longtime mechanic, Brian Cannon, and again go after the 2015 Silver Dollar Speedway track title.

“I am very appreciative that Dan Menne has committed to go after the 2015 SDS championship again with me,” Becker said. “We are excited to continue our relationship and are also very excited to bring Brian Cannon on board to add another element to our team.”

‘The Shark’ and Menne have been a potent combination over the last couple of seasons, and during the 2014 season, fans witnessed the team capture Becker’s third consecutive title at the Silver Dollar Speedway, marking his fourth overall.

All in all during the 2014 season, Becker and the Menne Motorsports team were in action on 20 occasions as they visited four different tracks. Picking up six wins, including the Silver Cup and the Fall Nationals, which they have dominated over the years winning four of the last six races, Becker and company tallied 18 podium finishes including a third place effort at the Gold Cup Race of Champions.

“2014 was a great season for this team, and we are confident that the addition of Brian Cannon will make us even that much better at a track that he calls home,” Becker added.

Working with Andy Gregg over the last couple of seasons, Cannon is no stranger to success. Over the course of his career, Cannon has been apart of two Gold Cup Race of Champions podium finishes, and has been a part of nearly 70 feature event wins across up and down the west coast.

Aside from chasing the Silver Dollar Speedway championship, Becker and the Menne Motorsports team will also hit a few choice shows during the 2015 season.

With some 410ci things in the works for the 2015 King of the West Series season, Becker is also looking for an opportunity to compete with the Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster.

With 2015 right around the corner, Becker and Menne Motorsports will have a few announcements to make in the coming days, so stay tuned.

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

ON TAP: Becker is still finalizing his 2015 schedule.

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

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For more information contact sales@petersenmediainc.com, by phone at 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com, www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia, or follow www.twitter.com/petersen_Media.

 

 

Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show to See More Changes for 33rd Edition on January 29 & 30, 2016

Newberrytown, PA (January 25, 2015) – The 32nd edition of the Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show presented by Jack Giamblavo Family of Dealerships came to a close on Saturday, January 25 in the Memorial Hall at the York (PA) Fairgrounds. The 33rd edition will be held on Friday and Saturday, January 29 and 30, 2016. This show will not conflict with the annual AARN Motorsports show in Oaks, PA as it did this year. A late-Friday, early Saturday morning snow storm did not prevent

The Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show has been a long standing event in the Susquehanna Valley area since its inception in 1984. The main focus of the show has always been a preview of the upcoming dirt track seasons at many of the area speedways. It’s an atmosphere where fans and participants come together during the off-season to relive the seasons past as well as looking forward to the upcoming racing season.

Jarett Andretti, the 2014 USAC National Sprint Car Rookie of the Year, was at the show in the Schaeffer Oil booth throughout Saturday meeting fans and signing autographs. Andretti also participated in a Q&A session on the Insinger Performance/Sunoco main stage on Saturday afternoon. He is part of the world famous Andretti clan; son of John, cousin of Marco, nephew of Michael, grandson of Aldo and great nephew of Mario. He has already secured a ride for the upcoming USAC Eastern Storm Tour that visits the area in early June.

The new “People’s Choice Award” and $1,000 was awarded to the 410 Sprint Car of Norm Wisner from Hanover. The People’s Choice Award was voted upon by all paying attendees of the two-day show. Lucas Montgomery’s Legends Car finished just a mere two votes behind Wisner.

A panel of seven judges that included Jarett Andretti and local media members judged the cars in various classes. Wyatt Hinkle’s 358 Sprint Car won the “Best Open Wheel (Full Size) Car” award. Brandon Little’s wingless Sportsman claimed the “Best Open Wheel (Non-Wing) Car” accolades. Alan Sagi’s Late Model won the “Best Late Model” award for the second year in a row. Other winners included Jason Townsend (Stock Car); Alex Ruppert (Quarter Midget); Rick Christine (Classic Car/All American Outlaw); Bobby Weaver #20 Sprint Car (Vintage Car/Open Wheel); Junior Eckert (Vintage Car/ Stock Car); Lucas Montgomery (Legends Car); and Logan Chrisitne (Karts).

On Friday night, the 13th annual Ms. Dirt Trackin’ contest presented by Zeigler’s Service Center (Spring Grove) was held with 8 contestants vying for the $500.00 first prize. Misti Kopp of Hanover was crowned the 2015 Ms. Dirt Trackin’. Finishing second was Tiana Weaver followed by Leah Starner/ Kesha Hamman and Kahla Miller finished fourth and fifth respectively.

Jaynee Zeigler, Pageant coordinator and former Ms. Dirt Trackin’ from 2011, produced another professional and efficient contest in the 13 year history of Ms. Dirt Trackin’. Along with her tasks of the Ms. Dirt Trackin’ Contest, Zeigler held the 2nd Annual Jr. Miss Dirt Trackin’ contest held on Sunday afternoon. Ten girls between the ages of 6 and 12 years of age entered the contest. Jessie Palm of Loysville won the Jr. Miss Dirt Trackin’ Contest. Other contestants in the Jr. Miss Dirt Trackin’ contest included Bailey Kress, Hailey Miller and Olivia Bordlemay.

Another popular addition to the show was the “Racing Families / Storyteller’s Show” that featured local racing families of the Leibys, the Mackisons and the Eckert families in Saturday night on the Insinger Performance / Sunoco main stage.

On Saturday, the Central PA Bloodmobile was on hand accepting blood donations and collected 10 pints of blood. Everyone who attempted to donate blood received 2 complimentary general admission tickets to races at the Susquehanna Speedway Park for the 2014 season and a t-shirt. The pair of SSP general admission tickets are valued at $30.00. For more information, contact the Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank at 800-771-0059 or www.cpbb.org.

Barry Skelly, of Barry Skelly’s Collector Toys in Tork had many racing related toys from his vast collection on display as well. This display rekindled the memories of those who played with these toys that sparked their lifelong interest of auto racing.

“The frustrating part of this show is that we have to wait a whole year to implement more new ideas. Next year’s event will continue with the new things we implemented this year along with Radio-Controlled car races featuring local competitors from tracks around the area; a used parts flea market and a racing car and parts auction,” said Todd Fisher, show producer.

The doors of the 33rd Annual Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show will swing open to many race fans, drivers and supporters of local short track racing in the Central Pennsylvania area on the last weekend of January in 2016 (January 29 & 30).

For anyone wishing to contact the Fishers concerning the show, they may call 717-292-1696 or email sspracing@hotmail.com.

Ms. Dirt Trackin’ Contest Winners

2003: Cara Foss (Cherry Hill, NJ)

2004: Lynne Bruyn (Tower City, PA)

2005: Ashleigh Mull (York, PA)

2006: Beth Christine (Manchester, PA)

2007: Alyssa Sharman (Sinking Spring, PA)

2008: Lindsay Krug (Hanover, PA)

2009: Loralyn Brinster (Sussex, NJ)

2010: Arynne Moody (Dover, PA)

2011: Jaynee Zeigler (Thomasville, PA)

2012: Kimmie Trout (Reading, PA)

2013: Brittany Coleman (Mt. Airy, PA)

2014: Trish Heller (Biglerville, PA)

2015: Misti Kopp (Hanover, PA)

2016: To be determined in January 29, 2016

Jr. Miss Dirt Trackin’ Contest Winners

2014: Tessa Darrah (Red Lion, PA)

2015: Jessie Palm (Loysville, PA)

2016: To be determined in January 30, 2016

 

 

CGS WORLD OF OUTLAW TICKETS ON SALE TUESDAY JANUARY 27TH

By Ben Deatherage

Cottage Grove, Oregon- Race fans that are excited to hear of the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series back to the Cottage Grove Speedway on Wednesday September 9th will be even more happy to know that tickets will go on sale on this Tuesday January 27th at 9:00 AM. After a year hiatus by the “Greatest Show On Dirt” teams and officials with the tour are extremely enthusiastic they are headed back to the historic 1/4-mile clay oval. Get your tickets soon because they will be selling fast.

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

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

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

Be sure and visit www.cottagegrovespeedway.com for the latest new and information about Cottage Grove Speedway and also “like” us on Facebook. For a printable copy of the entire tentative 2015 CGS schedule be sure and click http://www.cottagegrovespeedway.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=236946 .

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

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

 

 

Parramatta Posse return from travelling weekend for Sydney Track Championship resumption

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

January 27, 2015

After the always enormous Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic over the Australia Day weekend in Warrnambool Victoria the battle weary but courageous Parramatta Posse members return to home base Valvoline Raceway this Saturday night for Round 15 of the 22 round competition.

Almost 20 of the ‘Posse’ competed over the three nights at Warrnambool plus the Avalon Raceway “President’s Cup” in Geelong on Wednesday night and the “Kings Challenge” at Mt. Gambier and came away from the grueling week on the road with a variety of encouraging and personal best results.

Best finish of the week was Robbie Farr winning the President’s Cup at Avalon on the Wednesday night though there were some very impressive personal bests at the Classic from some of the younger and lesser-experienced Posse members.

Max Johnston’s stirring effort to qualify on the sixth row of the grid (out of 108 cars) and to finish 11th in the 40-lap final was clearly one of the highlights for the NSW contingent and for the 21 year old Razorback hard charger.

But a stunning third place and podium finish for Albury’s Grant Anderson was the standout performance for the NSW domiciled competitors.

Sydney Brothers (though they both live in the USA for most of the year) Ian and Kerry Madsen finished fourth and fifth respectively whilst Robbie Farr moved from twelfth to eighth and Danny Reidy finished a solid tenth in the 40-lap final.

Individual results for some of the “Posse” drivers included:

Ben Atkinson – finished 5th in the D-Main driving for Victorian car owner Doug Downs

Toby Bellbowen – finished 4th in the D-Main making the transfer through to the C-Main.

Jay Waugh – finished 10th in the C-Main

Troy Little – finished 4th in the C-Main and then 10th in the B-Main

Jordyn Brazier – finished 3rd in the C-Main and then 15th in the B-Main

Andrew Wright – finished 8th in the B-Main

Jackson Delamont – finished 6th in the B-Main

Glen Saville – finished 5th in the B-Main

Sam Walsh – qualified from position seven in the B-Main but pulled in before the race had finished. Earlier in the weekend he’d won a preliminary night B-Main also.

Max Dumesny – finished 2nd in the B-Main and then 21st in the A-Main

Grant Anderson - finished 3rd in the A-Main

Ian Madsen - finished 4th in the A-Main

Kerry Madsen – finished 5th in the A-Main

Danny Reidy – finished 10th in the A-Main

Max Johnston – finished 11th in the A-Main

Robbie Farr – finished 8th in the A-Main

Trevor Green – finished 3rd in the B-Main then 17th in the A-Main

“We were extremely proud of all our weekly Parramatta Posse racers at the Classic,” explains VR Managing Director Steven Green, “they did a tremendous job in the biggest field for a one-off event in the country. We love seeing our guys travel and mix it with the country’s best drivers in other parts of Australia. We’re also really keen to see them all come home though and race this Saturday night.”

Though he’s not a regular competitor with the Parramatta Posse these days NSW driver Brooke Tatnell was a standout second place behind winner American Kyle Hirst in the Classic.

The attention turns back to Sydney this Saturday night for a large number of the travelling contingent however as they contest the next round of the Valvoline Raceway Track Championship with a Demolition Derby, Late Models and Wingless Sprints also on the calendar.

Kellyville’s James Thompson currently leads the track championship points narrowly from Ben Atkinson, Max Dumesny, Toby Bellbowen and Sam Walsh.

Top 15 in points are:

James Thompson 3116

Ben Aktinson 3061

Max Dumesny 3034

Toby Bellbowen 2988

Sam Walsh 2987

Trevor Green 2986

Jackson Delamont 2950

Danny Reidy 2928

Max Johnston 2918

Marty Perovich 2858

Darryl Campbell 2849

Matt Dumesny 2796

Grant Tunks 2764

Robbie Farr 2686

Jimmy Matchett 2573

A quality field of Late Models and Wingless Sprints will swell the pits whilst the always crowd pleasing Demolition Derby will round out the night.

Gates open at 2pm with hot laps from 5.20pm and qualifying for Sprintcars at 6pm – main racing commences from 7pm.

For more information please visit www.valvolineraceway.com.au or our Facebook page – alternately please phone (02) 9637 0411.

Valvoline Raceway is located at 21 Wentworth Street Clyde.

Prices are:

Adults $30

Pension $20

Juniors (13-15yrs) $15

Kids (12 and under accompanied by an adult) FREE

Family Pass (2 adults and 2 juniors) $70.

 

 

$5.00 OFF ADULT TICKETS FOR 20TH SEASON OPENER AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY!

(Perris, CA, January 26, 2015) Promoter Don Kazarian has announced that in honor of the 20th season opener at Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday, March 7th, adult fans will receive a 20% discount that night lowering their ticket price to $20.00. On the track the action will be supplied by the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and the PAS Young Gun Sprint Cars in the annual Sokola Shootout. Gates will open at 5:00 PM with racing at 7:00.

The sprint car 20th season opener will be the first of 11 nights of sprint car action on the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval in 2015. A tough field of stars is expected for the first race of the year including three-time and defending series champion Damion Gardner of Concord, five-time series champ Mike Spencer of Temecula, Brody Roa of Buena Park, Anaheim’s Jake Swanson, twins Richard & Jace Vander Weerd of Visalia, Corona’s Ronnie Gardner, 2014 USAC Western Sprint champ Matt Mitchell and his fellow Yorba Linda residents Cody, Austin and Logan Williams.

Media please feel free to publish this photo and please give photo credit to Vane.

In addition to the established stars, perhaps the toughest rookie contingent in the 12-year history of the prestigious USAC/CRA Series will be debuting that night. Included in the rookies will be 2014 PAS Young Gun champion Trent Williams of Victorville, Corona’s Stephen Limon who won the 2013 California Lightning Sprint Car championship, 2014 NMRA TQ Midget champ Anthony Lopiccolo of Buena Park, late model star Tommy Malcolm of Corona and Lake Elsinore’s Parker Colston.

Current NASCAR Sprint Cup driver J.J. Yeley won the first ever race at The PAS when he was driving his father’s sprint car on March 30, 1996.

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

Camping is available for $25.00 per night for all PAS events. The campground opens at noon the day before each event. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2015 season. 1-800LoanMart, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Engine Pro, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, Marjon RV, Pacific Coach Works, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town and Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, United States Army, US Foods and Valley Auto Salvage.

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

You can also keep up with the latest news and receive special offers from The PAS Twitter site: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

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

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

2015 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE

February 21

OPEN PRACTICE - Pit Gate Opens at 3:00, Grandstands open FREE to the Fans

March 7

"SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints
and PAS Young Guns. "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

March 14

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

March 28

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION I - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's and
Spectator Racing. "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

April 11

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

April 18

WORLD OF OUTLAWS, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and PAS Senior Sprints.
"Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and
The American Cancer Society

April 25

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION II - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's and
Spectator Racing

May 2

USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

May 16

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

May 23

"SALUTE TO INDY" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars (40 Lap Main Event), PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Lightning Sprints.
"Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and
The American Cancer Society

June 6

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Spectator Race and a Block Party

June 13

USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

June 27

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

July 4

"FIRECRACKER 40 & SKY CONCERT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Lightning Sprints
"Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society.

July 18

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds, Factory Stocks, and CDCRA Dwarf Cars

July 25

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IV - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's and Spectator Racing

August 15

"CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Lightning Sprints

August 29

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

September 5

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Spectator Race and a Block Party

September 12

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

September 19

"GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Lightning Sprints

October 3

11th Southern California Fair

October 24

PASSCAR "Champions Night" - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds, Factory Stocks, and CDCRA Dwarf Cars

November 11

Oval Nationals Practice

November 12

20th Annual Oval Nationals USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 13

20th Annual Oval Nationals USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 14

20th Annual Oval Nationals USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 25

Turkey Night Grand Prix Practice

November 26

Agajanian Promotions and Oval Entertainment, LLC Presents the 75th Running of The Turkey Night Grand Prix - USAC NATIONAL AND WESTERN STATES MIDGETS

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

WAR Series 2014 Banquet

Sedalia, MO. (January 24, 2015) Chris Parkinson has been crowned the 2014 champion of the WAR Series! At the 2014 championship banquet where over $18,000 dollars was given away was capped by a very emotional Parkinson’s speech where he thanked his crew and father then went on to talk about loosing on of his crew members over the holidays saying “if it wasn’t for these guys putting in the work none of this would be possible.” Other special awards given out throughout the night saw Pete Palazolo from Pacific, MO winning the Rookie of the Year award and Jeff Wingate from Centertown, MO winning the Best Appearing Car Award for his #8 APH, Lucas Oil machine. “Special thanks go out to all of our great sponsors who have partnered with us and allow us to reward the top ten in points the way we do” promoter Andrew Korte said of all the product and gift certificates and money that were given away. One surprise moment was when series title sponsor Impact signs, awnings, and wraps owners David and Julie Goodson were presented with an autographed helmet that was signed by all the drivers of the WAR Series. David Goodson said of the gift “This will defiantly be one of my favorite souvenirs” he went on to say “out of all the open wheel partnerships we have, it’s WAR that has us really excited about the future!” The WAR Series recently added a new presenting sponsor in NEXT LED the Witchita, KS based company “has signed on for the next few years and we look forward to being able to represent them in the open wheel world” said Korte. David Goodson explained how the partnership came about, saying “after working with NEXT when replacing the damaged video board at Knoxville Raceway just before the nationals, they caught the bug and the rest was the easy part”! The 2015 season is right around the corner with opening night taking place at Callaway Raceways in Fulton, MO on April 17th then jumping into a three day swing co-sanctioned with USAC KS and NE. “over all we are really excited about the 2015 schedule between getting to team up with USAC and racing at some new tracks we are poised to have our best year yet” said Korte. The addition of WAR’s first region was a hot topic with the WAR Series East being run by MOWA’s Kenny Dobson. “The East Series will give us a great opportunity to further get our brand and non wing races out their” said series Assistant Director Hoss Holliday.

For continued updates on the WAR Series and the 2015 schedule, log onto www.warsprints.com

 

 

ANOTHER WELL ATTENDED 30TH ANNUAL PPB MOTORSPORTS RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW IS COMPLETED; SHELBY HARPER CROWNED MS. MOTORSPORTS, TOP SEASON PERFORMERS HONORED, AWARDS PRESENTED FOR BEST DISPLAYS; ALL ASPECTS OF THE SPORT REPRESENTED

OAKS, PA January 25, 2015 . . . Shelby Harper a 22 year old beauty from Milford, N.J, who is a bodybuilder, is a hair stylist and races 600cc Micro Sprints, was named Ms. Motorsports 2015 Saturday night at the 30th Annual Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 Presented by Sunoco Race Fuels Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car & Trade Show held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa Friday through Sunday.

Shelby pledged to be an active Ms. Motorsports. “This year is the opportunity of a lifetime. I go to the races all the time and to represent the Motorsports Show will be a great honor.”

Dylanne Hodge, 21 of Oriskany Falls, N.Y. was first runner-up in the pageant and becomes Ms. Area Auto Racing News for 2005.

A ‘Fans Choice’ Swimsuit competition, distinct from the overall contest, was won by Cait Ross.

The pageant was presented by Oliver Construction Enterprises

In pre pageant ceremonies, Keith Rocco, Matt Sheppard, Ricky Elliot, Dale Blaney and Tyler Walton were honored by Area Auto Racing News as the Northeast Winningest Drivers in 2014

Rocco, with 31 wins, was the overall Winningest Driver. Rocco also won the most Asphalt Modified and most Asphalt Late Model features last season. Sheppard claimed the greatest number of Dirt Modified checkered flags, Elliott was the most prolific Dirt Late Model winner Blaney top open cockpit victor and Walton claimed the greatest number of 600cc Micro Sprint tallies.

Rocco, Elliott and Walton were on stage to receive their laurels from Cassi Pinder, Ms. Motorsports 2014. Sheppard and Blaney were unable to be present to receive their awards though Sheppard sent a message of acceptance.

On Sunday, Jayden Gursky, 11, and Hannah Kormann, 4, were named Little Ms. Motorsports and Tiny Ms. Motorsports.

Best Booth Awards were received by Gary Mondschein for Best Open Cockpit display, Mike Geroni for Best Appearing Drag Car, Raymond Boissoneau for Best Appearing Vintage Open Cockpit Car, Kutztown Action Track USA for Best Speedway or Club display, Lehigh Valley Quarter Midget Racing Association for Best Quarter Midget Display, Tri State Racing Memorabilia for Best Vintage Display, Teo Pro Cars for Best Commercial Display, Guy Germano’s 4 Star Lettering Modified for Best Appearing Modified, Ray Evernham’s restored Jerry Cook Modified for Best Appearing Vintage Stock Car and Kevin Nouse for Best Appearing Open Cockpit car. More than 200 race cars representing all forms of the sport were on display.

Ed Whitehouse, a loyal employee of Len Sammons Motorsports Productions who was present at each of the 30 prior Motorsports Shows, was presented the Joey Pratt Award Of Excellence. The award has been presented for the past several years in honor of the late Joe Pratt, who served as Show Manager for many years prior to his passing.

Andy Bachetti won an afternoon electric indoor go kart celebrity race run on the new-for-2015 oval kart track.

The 2015 PPB Motorsports Racecar & Trade Show completed its 30th annual presentation on Sunday.

The 2016 PPB Motorsports Racecar & Trade Show is set for January 9, 10, 11, 2016.

 

 

Miller, Paladino, Westfall and Thirlby Prevail as Numerous Other Awards Included in Fast-Paced Show

ROSSBURG, Ohio (Jan. 24, 2015) – More than 400 drivers, crew members and fans gathered inside the Eldora Ballroom Saturday evening to bring an official close to the 2014 season with the annual Eldora Speedway Awards Ceremony.

Honored as divisional champions for the legendary half-mile clay oval were Matt Miller (DIRTcar UMP Late Model), Matt Westfall (DIRTcar UMP Modified) and Frank Paladino (Eldora Stock Car), while Brandon Thirlby received accolades for his championship in the Sunoco American Late Model Series.

For Miller, it was his fifth championship and second consecutive, having mastered the field in 2000, 2008, 2010 and 2013 as he drove the car owned by Rick DeLong. It was Westfall’s first Modified championship and Paladino’s first stock car championship as they drove for Best Performance Motorsports and Paladino Motorsports, respectfully.

Prior to the presentation of the champions, the remainder of the top 15 in the final point chase were brought to the stage to receive trophies and point fund money.

Intermixed were multiple ‘specialty’ awards. Rookie of the Year awards went to Jeff Koz (Modified) and Brandon Archey (Stock Car), while the Most Improved Driver honors went to Thirlby (Late Model), Casey Luedeke and David Smith (Modified) and Wayne Williams (Stock Car). Determined to have the Best Appearing Cars in 2014 were Chamberlain (Late Model), Rob Starkey (Modified) and Koz (Stock Car). Recognized for their run of Hard Luck were Curtis Roberts (Late Model), Brandon Vaughan (Modified) and Rob Trent (Stock Car).

Considered to be one of the most prestigious awards of the year, the Chick Hale Sportsman of the Year trophy was presented to the Taylor Family, while Veronica Ayres was named Woman of the Year. Skylar Alexander was tabbed as the Joe Mercer Memorial Fan of the Year, with Mark Saul capturing the Mechanic of the Year hardware. For their outstanding stable of race machinery, Mike Garke was announced as the Owner of the Year.

Eldora now turns its eyes on another busy season ahead. Reserved seating and campsites for Eldora’s major special events in 2015 – the 21st annual Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers; the 32nd annual Kings Royal Weekend; the third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 1-800-Car-Cash Mud Summer Classic; and the 45th annual World 100 – are on sale now at (937) 338-3815 and online at www.EldoraSpeedway.com.

The complete schedule for Eldora’s 62nd consecutive season, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com and can be requested by phone at (937) 338-3815. Tickets for all events will go on sale Monday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. EST.

Fans can get behind-the-scenes access of Eldora Speedway by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at www.facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. The Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android is available for free download via iTunes and Google Play.

 

 

Montpelier Motor Speedway Releases Historic and Diverse 27 Race Schedule for the 2015 Racing Season.

As the Montpelier Motor Speedway enters its 112th year of racing including its 29th consecutive season opener, race fans will find an aggressive and diverse schedule featuring 27 races at the East Central Indiana 1/4 mile clay oval. Owners and Promoters, Harold and Lori Hunter, enter their 7th year of promotion and 5th year of ownership of the facility built in 1903.
A diverse open wheel schedule will compete at the Montpelier Motor Speedway including the MSCS Non Winged Sprint Cars, NRA Sprint Invaders and Sprints on Dirt Winged Sprint Cars, BOSS Non Winged Sprint Car series, Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget Series, MTQRL TQ Midgets, and the addition of the speedway’s biggest UMP Modified race to date with the addition of the IGNITE High Performance Ethanol and Lubricants 40 and 20.
The Midwest Sprint Car Series will make its first appearance since 2001 at MMS bringing action packed 410 Non-Wing Sprint Cars racing to the Montpelier Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 2nd. The series, now in its 15th year, will encompass Montpelier as a part of their 20 race slate towards a series championship bringing an additional sprint car date to the 2015 MMS schedule.
Winged Sprint Car racing will return to the Montpelier Motor Speedway during the 2015 season with the annual “Border Wars” event co-hosted with the Limaland Speedway. The 2015 iteration of the Border Wars event will have an added twist as the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt will join the K & L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders on Saturday Night, June 6th for a co-sanctioned battle. The NRA Sprint Invaders and Sprints on Dirt will make a second visit to MMS on Saturday night, August 1st.
When the BOSS (Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series) rolls into Central Indiana on Saturday Night, September 12th, it will be one of the most anticipated shows of the Montpelier Motor Speedway 2015 season. Indiana, a state known for its high caliber open wheel drivers, will face off against Ohio’s finest BOSS series and Ohio sprint regulars. The 2014 edition of the race found 40+ sprint cars pit side and a torrid battle on the track for the feature win.
One big addition to the 2015 MMS schedule will handsomely reward Montpelier’s most popular weekly class with the IGNITE High Performance Ethanol and Lubricants UMP Modified event on Saturday, July 18. The event will serve as the single biggest UMP Modified single day event in the history of the Montpelier Motor Speedway. The IGNITE High Performance Ethanol 40 will pay a whopping $3000 to the winner and $300 for merely starting the feature. As if the big main event wasn’t enough, the event will host a second UMP Modified feature during the same event with the IGNITE High Performance Lubricant 20, placing drivers in the 21st-40th position in a second feature paying a full purse of $600 To Win and $75 To Start.
The Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget series will enter its fourth season with a scheduled 10 dates towards the MMS track championship. The highly competitive full size/unlimited engine Midget class has found a total of 15 different drivers in victory lane since its inception. The Midwest TQ Racing League will be the be the host series for 4 TQ Midgets events during the 2015 season. The series utilizes Midgets built three-quarter the size of their MMS Midget Series brethren.
The June 27th racing program will see the return of an action packed fireworks show presented by Circle City Pyrotechnics. The program will feature with a full slate of racing including the UMP Modifeds, Super Streets, Thunder Cars, FWD Compacts, and the MMS Midget series along with a professional Firework Celebration optimized for viewing from the Montpelier grandstands.
The Montpelier Motor Speedway will feature its weekly regular racing classes including the highly popular and competitive UMP Modifeds, Super Streets, and Thunder Cars along with the budget FWD Compact class all competing weekly. The Mod Lites will also compete at the Montpelier Motor Speedway for a host of programs in 2015. Special events will still remain a point emphasis for the classes that put on tremendous racing every Saturday night at the Montpelier Motor Speedway. The 5th Annual Early Season Shootout will be held April 11. The Montpelier Motor Speedway will celebrate the life and racing career of UMP Modified veteran Greg Pitts on July 11th. The season will conclude with a host of popular special programs with 5th Annual Late Season Shootout on September 26th. Plexiglas, sprint car wings, topless modifieds, and innovation will hit the track in quickly growing event with the Outlaw Showdown on Saturday, October 10. The season will conclude with the fan favorite with 9th Annual Monster Mash on October 25th featuring trick or treating in the pit area before the races and the infamous one chance per year to win the “Monster Mash Skull Trophy”. The 2014 edition found 158 cars pit side with a record breaking 58 UMP Modified entries.
To view the complete 2015 schedule at the Montpelier Motor Speedway visit
http://www.montpeliermotorspeedway.com/events

 

 

Doug Wolfgang Speaks at Plymouth Speedway Championship Banquet

By: Anita Soltis

(Plymouth, IN) Doug Wolfgang shared great memories of his family on the road and had a few laughs remembering some of his best times at race tracks during Saturday’s 2014 Night of Champions Banquet at Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth. The South Dakota resident, who won over 500 features as a sprint car driver, captivated the crowd when he told of the fiery accident in 1992 at a Kansas Speedway that ended his racing career and how lucky he is to continue his involvement in the racing community. He even agreed to come back and visit after Owner Ed Kennedy announced that the World of Outlaws will be racing at the track on Oct. 17 this season.

Decades later, Wolfgang remains a highly respected man in the sport of racing.

Kennedy also spoke of the amount of changes that will be coming to the speedway in the next two years including new clay, bleachers and suites and more to create a state-of-the-art facility for the entire family to enjoy. He is committed to making this the best racing facility in the Northern Indiana area.

The top 10 drivers were honored during the banquet in each class.

Thunder Stocks top 10: Bryce Shilder (champion), John Rhoads, Kevin Kerlin, Keith Crissinger, Randy Lambert, Eric Brown, Brody Townsend, Mike Yaculllo, Mark Barrett, and Chris Joseph.

“The year started the way we wanted but then had some trouble, but won seven features. I’m pretty happy with the season,” said Shidler.

Super Streets top 10: Michael Clark (champion), Bob McLean, Nathen Jordan, David Short, Mark Stringer, Evan Fredline, Bobby Keller, Randy Akers, Jim Jarrett, and Tommy Beezley II.

“My goal was to be up here as the track champion and I completed my goal. I hope we’re back up here next year, but there will be plenty of competition,” commented Clark.

Dickies Restaurant 600 Sprints top 10: Billy Cribbs (champion), Eric Saunders, Justin Bell and Chad Hartzell tied for third, Randy Shilling, Brad Nichols, Dawson Stealy, Garrett Saunders, Austin Davis, and Nick Yoder.

“It was a rough start to the season, but then it turned into the season of our dreams. The track feels like home to me and my family. It’s the best facility I’ve been a part of,” stated Cribbs.

Swan Lake Resort UMP Modifieds top 10: Jamie Lomax (champion), Zeke McKenzie, Dillon Nusbaum, Tommy Beezley II, Frank Marshall, Kyle Yocum, Matt Mitchell, Tony Elliott, Steve Hogue, and Josh Elliott.

“I can’t say enough about the people at Plymouth Speedway. There’s commitment to make it better track every week. We have great racing every week,” said Lomax.

The Rookie of the Year awards were given to Mike Yacullo in the Thunder Stock Division, Josh Elliott in the Swan Lake Resort UMP Modifieds Division and Justin Bell and Chad Hartzell in the Dickies Restaurant 600 Sprint Division.

 

 

LYNN PAXTON TO JOIN TRIBUTE TO TROSTLE EVENT

Knoxville, Iowa, January 23, 2015 – Pennsylvania sprint car ace Lynn Paxton will join Tim Green, Shane Carson, and Doug Wolfgang as special guests for the January 31 Tribute to Trostle event at Knoxville Raceway. The celebration of the career of the Hall of Fame sprint car builder and owner will benefit his medical expenses.

Paxton never drove for Trostle, but he raced against him and many of his drivers. They became good friends over the years and are fellow inductees in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. Paxton has been a force behind the opening and expansion of the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing. He and Trostle share a passion for restoring vintage sprint cars and preserving racing history.

Paxton, Green, Carson, and Wolfgang will be joined by many other drivers and friends for a fun evening of interviews, bench racing, and live and silent auctions. Doors open at 5 p.m. with the program at 6:30. Food and drink will be available with all profits going to offset Trostle medical expenses. For those unable to attend, donations can be sent to: Tribute to Trostle, Iowa State Savings Bank, 222 East Robinson, Knoxville, Ia 50138

For information contact Craig Agan 641-891-0445 or craigagan38@yahoo.com

 

 

MOTTER WORLD OF OUTLAWS TEAM ADDS RANDY WOLFE AS CREW CHIEF

PENGILLY, Minn. (January 23, 2015) – Dan Motter is upping the ante and building his Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team’s arsenal to tackle the Pennsylvania Posse on their home turf during the 2015 World of Outlaws season.

“We are proud to announce that Randy Wolfe, from Mechanicsburg, Pa., is joining our team as crew chief,” said Motter. “It didn’t happen by design, but as it turns out, our whole team now is from Pennsylvania. With the addition of Randy, the excitement level within our team has hit the rev limiter.”

“Life is about opportunities,” said 58 year-old Wolfe,” and I consider this a good one. I am really looking forward to it.

“I go way back to the 1970s with Joey’s dad and I remember Joey as a toddler. I have known him his whole life. He is a real talent. He is aggressive and works hard. He knows how to race. Dan fields a very successful team and I hope I can help them step up their performance.

“Their past crew chief Davey Whitworth was a racing friend and we used to talk a lot. I hope he soldiers through his health problems.”

“I think Randy will be a huge advantage everywhere we go, including Pennsylvania,” said 71M driver Joey Saldana. “As an ex-driver and a crew chief for his son Lucas, he understands what a driver is looking for and knows change can be the answer. That’s an area we struggled with in the past in certain situations. Randy knows every aspect of Sprint Car racing. I’m ready for the season opener in Florida Feb. 13. Wish it was tonight!”

Before he retired from the cockpit to become a full-time tuner to help his son Lucas further his career, Wolfe wheeled a Sprint Car from 1976 to 1999 against some of the best drivers in Sprint Car history.

Initially Randy gained experience as a 17 year-old crew member with Lee Osborne in 1974. Ironically, it was Osborne who helped Saldana begin his career as a driver.

“When I was 16, my dad (Lil’ Joe) dropped me off at Lee Osborne’s and traded my work for a car,” said Saldana. “It’s funny how life circles back around because in a sense working at Osborne’s launched my career as well as Randy’s.”

Wolfe worked with Pancho Carter in 1975. Carter won the 1974 and 1976 national USAC Sprint Car championships before moving on to a career on the Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) circuit.

In 1976 Wolfe built his own car and went racing with URC, winning his first event on July 4th at Weedsport, NY. At 19, he was the first rookie to win a race with URC in ten years and won the Special Achievement award that season.

Wolfe began to turn the focus of his career toward his son Lucas at the end of 1999, who had moved from Quarter Midget to Micro Sprints and then graduated to 410 Sprint Cars. Lucas won Sprint Car races locally and has a 2012 World of Outlaws Bloomington, Ind. victory on his resume. Funding for the family venture eventually got scarce, and Lucas found rides with other teams during the 2013 season.

Randy, meanwhile, didn’t sit idle. In 2013, he twisted wrenches for Sammy Swindell.

On the Motter team, Wolfe will receive ample support from seasoned car chief Sean Strausbaugh who worked with Daryn Pittman on the Pennsylvania Sprint Car circuit before joining the Motter team in its 2013 start-up season, and Strausbaugh’s long-time friend Derek Miller, who grew up in a racing family and has joined the team this season.

Saldana will begin his third season behind the wheel of the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M. In 2013 and 2014 the team scored a total of eight World of Outlaws victories, one in 2013 and seven last season, finishing fourth in Outlaws point standings in 2013 and fifth last year.

Lucas Wolfe will be competing in mostly local races in 2015 but inevitably, the father and son will be racing against each other.

“That will be a little weird,” confessed Randy. “We have raced together since Lucas was five, but my total concentration with be 100 percent with Joey and Dan Motter. I will be out there to win. I am ready and excited for the season to start.”

 

 

Move In Time: Race Cars, Parts Suppliers, Track Displays Setting Up For 30th Annual Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 Race Car and Trade Show

OAKS, PA - January 22, 2015 - The aisleways are humming, the loading docks are crammed, and the pace is frenetic from wall to wall inside the giant Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa., as more than 250 racing vehicles, from drag racing cars to dirt track machines, hundreds of hard parts manufacturers, from engine builders to dzus button purveyors, and dozens of race track promoters and racing series entrepreneurs find their ways to their portion of the 250,000 square feet of show space at the 30th Anniversary Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 Presented by Sunoco Race Fuels Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show. “Move in has been going smoothly,” said Tim Hogue, Motorsports Show Manager. “Many of our exhibitors have been here for a number of shows, know what to expect, and it seems to flow better every year.”

PPB Motorsports 2015 offers attendees the opportunity to meet and collect autographs from national, regional and local racers along with visiting the vast numbers exhibitor displays, seeing a proverbial 'full field' of race cars on display, attending free seminars and get up close to vintage, historic and classic cars that are on exhibit.

Midget auto racing has enjoyed a rich history in motorsports and much of that history will be showcased with attendees at this year's Show. Many of the top talents from today and the past in Midget auto racing will be part of a huge autograph session that will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the D-Hall Reunion Area. Past midget racing champions Leigh Earnshaw Jr., Bob Cicconi, Lenny Boyd, Billy Hughes, Hank Rogers Jr., and Lou Cicconi Jr. will join current standouts Steve Buckwalter, Tim Buckwalter, Drew Heistand, and Mares Stellfox.

In addition to all the attention to Midget auto racing during the three day show, attendees will have the opportunity to meet NASCAR star Joey Logano, NASCAR car owner Tom Baldwin, Steve Park and broadcaster Dick Berggren along with the flock of regional and local standouts. Many speedways and sanctioning organizations will be using the show to alert fans and racers about their plans for 2015 and all sorts of historic, classic and vintage cars will be on view including Richard Petty's famed 1970 Plymouth Superbird, the former Ken Brenn, Sr. 1966 Gerhardt rear-engined Ford Indy car and Rollie Helmling's USAC Midget driven by Jeff Gordon before Gordon embarked on his NASCAR career. The show is set to open at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 23rd, at the huge Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA which offers an abundance of free parking. For a complete three day schedule of events check in at www.aarn.com or telephone 609.888.3618.

 

 

Inside Line Promotions Offering Press Release Specials for 2015

Inside Line Promotions - SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (Jan. 22, 2015) - A public relations program is an invaluable tool for every race team.

Now is a great time to incorporate a PR package into your racing program with the 2015 season already underway. Inside Line Promotions is offering unique press release specials for 2015. In addition to the option of purchasing single press releases, Team ILP clients can take advantage of receiving free press releases via a package deal.

New options for drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers include:

· Purchase 10 Press Releases, Receive 1 Free Press Release

· Purchase 25 Press Releases, Receive 3 Free Press Releases

Inside Line Promotions also offers a yearly package that includes multiple free press releases.

To learn more information, email Info@InsideLinePromotions.com or call 541-510-3663.

 

 

Chili Bowl Goes South In Blink Of An Eye For Price-Miller

PETERSEN MEDIA- Parker Price-Miller was off to a great start during his Chili Bowl qualifying night, but a late race accident during his qualifier, ultimately sank the Kokomo, IN driver for the rest of the weekend.

“We had a really good start to our week, and were sitting in a good spot, but I was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and just like that we were in a huge hole,” Price-Miller said.

Hitting the Tulsa Expo Center dirt on Wednesday night, Price-Miller lined his PPM Titanium Products/Indy Race Parts/Keizer Wheels entry up in the third row of his heat race, Price-Miller put on a masterful performance, as he stormed to a second place finish and gained valuable points heading into the qualifier.

Lining up sixth in his qualifier, Price-Miller continued to move forward, and looked to be in great shape for the feature as the race went on.

Running in the fourth spot, Price-Miller needed to finish in the top-three to earn a front row starting spot in the preliminary feature, but as he made his move, a car spun in front of him, and contact ensued.

With too much damage to his machine, Price-Miller retired from the race, and was forced into the B Main event.

Lining up seventh in the preliminary night B Main event, Price-Miller would work in side the Top-10 most of the race, and his ninth place finish would put him in a hole heading into Saturday night.

The final day of action saw Price-Miller line up in the F Main event, and he would need to finish in the top-four to keep his day going.

Starting seventh in the second F Main, Price-Miller would work his way forward, and contend for the transfer spot, but as the checkered flag waived, he crossed the stripe in the seventh spot, and his weekend was over.

“It was gut wrenching,” he added. “We went from having a great starting spot in our qualifying night feature event, and in good shape for Saturday, to being in the B, and buried in an F Main in the blink of an eye. You have to have some luck at this race, and unfortunately we had bad luck. I really have to thank this entire team for working so hard all week.”

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank PPM Titanium Products, Indy Race Parts, Keizer Wheels, CSI Shocks, Select Equipment, Wesmar Racing Engines, Esslinger, and Triple X Race Components for their continued support.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 2, Wins- 0, Top 5’s- 10, Top 10’s- 0

ON TAP: Price-Miller will continue his 2015 season as he makes his way to Florida during the first week of February.

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

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, to boost awareness.

For more information contact sales@petersenmediainc.com, by phone at 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com, www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia, or follow www.twitter.com/petersen_Media.

 

 

Toby’s up and down weekend

Official release: Toby Bellbowen Motorsport January 22, 2015

It was a mixed bag of a weekend of Toby Bellbowen and the team for the running of the Scott Darley Challenge.

Not qualifying for the A-Main on the opening night meant Toby was a frustrated spectator and even though he turned it around on the second night, qualified for the feature, an incident with another driver meant he was given the ‘mechanical defect’ flag, effectively ending his race.

“I'm disappointed with our results, but we definitely had car speed. We weren't as strong early in the night as we have been and it's something that hurt us. There's plenty of room for improvement.”

One thing that has frustrated the team was the incident during the 40 lap Saturday A-Main. Toby was racing hard but that was taken away from him and he was forced to retire to the pits with a damaged racecar.

“We made good progress for the laps that we did run, but got taken out which robbed us of any decent finish. It certainly answers the question of why some drivers don't cut it in this sport when they are more focused on wrecking someone else than getting a respectable result for once. But that's how some racers are, and that's certainly not me.

“I try to race hard, but fair as much as possible. We all make mistakes, and when I do I apologise to whoever it negatively affects. Unfortunately other drivers out there don't have that respect for their own gear, let alone others.”

Frustration put aside, Toby will now focus on the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic at Premier Speedway, Warrnambool this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The team will qualify on the Saturday night.

The Classic is considered to be the biggest Sprintcar race in Australia.

“I am very much so looking forward to the Classic. It's an event that no Sprintcar driver should want to miss, and I can't wait to be a part of it for the first time.

“We hope to put in a good show. However, with 110 cars nominated, it is a big ask to go to Warrnambool and be competitive. We will be trying though.

“You only have to look at how interstate drivers struggle at Valvoline Raceway to realise how much of a challenge it will be for me to run well in Warrnambool. But I'm determined and highly motivated to stick it to them and show them what I can do. It's an exciting time for me.”

Following the Classic, Toby will head back to Sydney for the Valvoline Raceway Sprintcar Track Championship on Saturday, January 31.

Don’t forget if you are in Warrnambool, make sure you go see Toby at the Fan appreciation day on the Saturday morning or at the track during the weekend to score some great merchandise or get a photo and a hero card signed!

There will also be Facebook updates on the Toby Bellbowen Motorsport page. Check out www.facebook.com/tobybellbowen70.

Toby would like to thank the following sponsors for their wonderful support during the 2014/15 season:

Hog’s Breath Cafe Rod Bowen’s Prestige Smash Repairs Spies Hecker McGrath Lander Motor Group Valvoline Poolwerx Hills Shire Lander Toyota Vortex Race Products Duncan & Foster Engine Reconditioning B & B Graphics Murrell Distribution

Ends release…

 

 

Champion Racing Oils Now Available at Stinnett Automotive and Racing

(Clinton, MO / 01.22.15) Champion Oil, a major player in development and manufacturing of racing and performance products, announced today that Stinnett Automotive and Racing headquartered in Emporia, Kansas now offers the complete line of Champion Racing Motor Oils, Chemicals, Additives, and Lubricants.

“It is extremely important for Champion to identify an engine builder that shares the same goals and has the ability to provide customers with first class service and product support,” said Karl Dedolph, Director of the Racing and Performance Division for Champion Oil. “Stinnett clearly fits the stringent criteria we identified to distribute our motor oil, chemical, additive and lubricant line in key enthusiast demographics, applications, and strategic markets.”

Dedolph added, “Gary Stinnett, owner of Stinnett Automotive and Racing, develops, builds, and services competition race engines, transmissions, and carburetors for the motorsports market. Their primary focus is drag racing where customers compete in Stock, Super Stock, Comp, Top Dragster, Top Sportsman, and the .90 index classes. Sinnett’s customers have won 17 national championships and multiple divisional championships.”

Besides Champion Racing Oil, Stinnett Automotive and Racing offers a number of other top-notch brand names for its race engine assemblies including Comp Cams, CP Pistons, Dart, Hedman, Holly, JE Pistons, Lunati, Strange, Total Seal, Manley, Jesel, Eagle, Crower, Lunati, Coan, Bullet, etc. If you’d like more information about Stinnett Automotive and Racing you can contact them at 620-343-1713 or on the web at www.stinnettracing.com

Champion Racing Motor Oils contain Champion’s proprietary TVS® (Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer), special lubricity modifiers, and a premium level of anti-wear additives which includes a high quantity of ZDDP. These additives are proven to meet the lubrication demands of competition engines, create a tough film strength, which controls wear and provides more horsepower and torque in Dynamometer testing. Champion Racing Oils are suitable for use in all competition and race engines especially those using flat tappet and/or roller cams operating at high RPM’s and requiring high-pressure valve springs.

Champion PowerShield® Break-In Motor Oil is formulated to reduce the potential of engine failure during hard break-in. The formulation is based on proprietary technology containing unique high levels of zincthiophosphates, in combination with Champion’s proprietary TVS® (Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer), which extends oil film capacity for proper ring seating. Professional engine-builders that use Champion PowerShield® Break-In Motor Oil will experience the difference provided by numerous barriers of protection.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 58 years. Champion also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information call Champion at 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

THE BEST DEAL IN RACING - PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SEASON TICKETS!

(Perris, CA, January 21, 2015) The best deal in racing, money saving season tickets for the 20th anniversary season at Perris Auto Speedway, is available now.

Season tickets will only be available through Friday, February 20th. Different season packages are offered. Fans can get all of the details or they can order season tickets by calling 951 940-0134 on Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. When calling ask for Kim Kazarian. If she is not in, please leave a message and she will return your call.

Season tickets will be good for all PAS/Oval Entertainment promoted events in 2015 excluding the Southern California Fair, co-promoted and track rented events.

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

Camping is available for $25.00 per night for all PAS events. The campground opens at noon the day before each event. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2015 season. 1-800LoanMart, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Engine Pro, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, Marjon RV, Pacific Coach Works, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town and Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, United States Army, US Foods and Valley Auto Salvage.

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

You can also keep up with the latest news and receive special offers from The PAS Twitter site: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

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

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

2015 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE

February 21

OPEN PRACTICE - Pit Gate Opens at 3:00, Grandstands open FREE to the Fans

March 7

"SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints
and PAS Young Guns. "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

March 14

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

March 28

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION I - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's and
Spectator Racing. "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

April 11

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

April 18

WORLD OF OUTLAWS, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and PAS Senior Sprints.
"Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and
The American Cancer Society

April 25

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION II - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's and
Spectator Racing

May 2

USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

May 16

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

May 23

"SALUTE TO INDY" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars (40 Lap Main Event), PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Lightning Sprints.
"Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and
The American Cancer Society

June 6

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Spectator Race and a Block Party

June 13

USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

June 27

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

July 4

"FIRECRACKER 40 & SKY CONCERT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Lightning Sprints
"Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society.

July 18

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds, Factory Stocks, and CDCRA Dwarf Cars

July 25

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IV - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's and Spectator Racing

August 15

"CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Lightning Sprints

August 29

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

September 5

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Spectator Race and a Block Party

September 12

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

September 19

"GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Lightning Sprints

October 3

11th Southern California Fair

October 24

PASSCAR "Champions Night" - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds, Factory Stocks, and CDCRA Dwarf Cars

November 11

Oval Nationals Practice

November 12

20th Annual Oval Nationals USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 13

20th Annual Oval Nationals USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 14

20th Annual Oval Nationals USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 25

Turkey Night Grand Prix Practice

November 26

Agajanian Promotions and Oval Entertainment, LLC Presents the 75th Running of The Turkey Night Grand Prix - USAC NATIONAL AND WESTERN STATES MIDGETS

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

Kyle Bellm Set to Tackle ASCS National Tour

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (January 21, 2015) – Kyle Bellm has known all along that he wanted to make a run at National points somewhere along the way.

It was just a matter of when.

The time is now, as the accomplished 24-year-old Regional racer from Nixa, Missouri, will step up to take on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in 2015. It will mark Bellm’s first run at the $60,000 ASCS National championship.

“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do,” Bellm explained.

Newly married in November, Bellm felt the time was right for the family-owned No. 14k Sprint Car team to take to the road.

“We still have the freedom to do this right now, whereas several years down the road that may not be the case,” Bellm says. “If we’re as successful as we think we can be, we can build on it and see where it takes us.”

If past results are any indication, Bellm should be right in the mix of the ASCS National points chase in short order.

In fact, coming off his second runner-up ranking in ASCS Warrior Region points over the past three years, Bellm has already tasted success in limited ASCS National action with his first triumph coming in the 2013 edition of the storied Devil’s Bowl Speedway Spring Nationals in Mesquite, TX.

Along with several ASCS Regional wins in recent years, it’s something he looks to add to in his first full-time National effort this year.

Bellm comes off a 2014 season that netted ASCS Warrior Region points runner-up honors, his fifth top-four Regional ranking since 2008, all while splitting time among the family No. 14k entry, the Hockett Racing No. 77 and Smith Racing No. 86.

“I can’t thank those guys enough for the opportunity to drive their equipment,” Bellm says. “Anytime someone ask you to drive their car, it’s an honor and fortunately we were able to win races with both of them along the way. The extra seat time makes a world of difference.”

Now, it’s time for Bellm and the No. 14k to go all out on the National trail beginning with East Bay Raceway Park’s $10,000-to-win “King of the 360’s” Nationals near Tampa, FL, in just a few short weeks on February 19-21.

It’s an opening set of races on a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour schedule that currently includes more than 40 nights of action at 25 different tracks in 14 different states from Florida to Washington and all points in between. Bellm will fill in the schedule with occasional Regional events along the way.

While additional sponsorship would certainly help the cause, it’s a trail Bellm and the No. 14k team couldn’t begin to embark upon without current sponsors that include PPG Automotive Finishes, Colorvision, Schure Built Suspensions, Christian County Collision Repair, Bybee Lawn Care, Dynotech Racing Engines and www.racinboys.com.

For more information, check www.kylebellm.com.

 

 

Florida on the Horizon as Reutzel Collects First 410 Win

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (January 21, 2015) – No question about it, he had already made his presence known. Those on hand for Cocopah Speedway’s inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown in Yuma, AZ, had taken notice of Aaron Reutzel.

All that was lacking was the end results.

That changed with the January 10 Winter Heat Finale as Reutzel finally shook off the gremlins to pick up his first career 410-ci Sprint Car victory and the $12,000 winner’s share that went along with it, the biggest win of his career thus far.

Oh, and it came in just the fifth career 410-ci Sprint Car start for the Clute, TX, racer.

“It’s a dream come true,” the driver of the BC Fundz/Basic One Services No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car said afterward. “To not only race with but to beat guys like Kinser, Lasoski, Saldana, McMahan, it’s unreal.”

But it is real. And after earning front row starting berths in each of his first two times out among the 410 ranks in the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions machine, the victory wasn’t necessarily an unexpected one for the 2015 Lucas Oil ASCS National championship hopeful.

It was really just a matter of avoiding the gremlins that had haunted the team in previous Winter Heat rounds. Like failed wing mounts. Or cut tires.

And after a broken universal joint brought an early end to the Winter Heat Round Four event on Friday, January 9, the ultimate victory drive the following night was in peril as well with nose wing and then brake issues.

But first, Reutzel had to get in position to get the win. And he did that by earning another front row starting position, this time alongside NASCAR star Kasey Kahne.

“We had noticed the tires were getting a little worn so we went with an ASCS right rear, we knew we could abuse it a little more and then try to take care of it later in the race,” Reutzel explained.

“I was worried about getting the jump on Kasey and getting out front,” Reutzel said. He did so successfully though and the race was on with Reutzel out front for all but one lap along the way.

After briefly falling behind Craig Dollansky, Reutzel responded by driving back to the front through the middle of the track. And then the nose wing collapsed.

“It took me about three laps to figure out what to do after that, I had to move the top wing around and drive it a little different,” Reutzel explained.

And then the brakes went out. All the way out.

“I couldn’t believe it, I was wondering what was next,” Reutzel says.

Fortunately, nothing else was next and Reutzel held on to the finish line for the $12,000 score in the Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt machine.

“We got to Yuma just hoping to just make the features to begin with, then after the first night we figured maybe we could run top five,” Reutzel explains. “Then we felt like we might have a shot to win after the first couple of races, but I really didn’t think we’d get it.”

He got it though, kicking off the 2015 season in style aboard the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics entry.

“It was definitely a lot of fun,” Reutzel said of his first handful of 410-ci Sprint Car events. “If you’re a better driver, the 410 benefits you more. The more you keep your tires hooked up, the better off you are.”

As for the rash of parts issues, Reutzel was only left to guess that, “Either the 410 is more demanding on equipment or it was just a coincidence that all those things happened at the same time.”

Either way, Reutzel is busily prepping for three more nights of 410-ci Sprint Car action at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL, on February 5-7 before the opening pair of ASCS National weekends at Tampa’s East Bay Raceway Park on February 19-21 and then Bubba Raceway Park on February 27-28.

2015 Quick Stats: 5 races, one win, three front-row feature starts.

Up Next: Winged 410-ci Sprint Car action at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL, on February 5-7.

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

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

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

 

 

Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation Hosting Outlaws for Kids Kart Benefit Race

Inside Line Promotions - ARLINGTON, Wash. (Jan. 21, 2015) - The Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation is excited to showcase its first outlaw kart benefit on Sept. 8.

The Outlaws for Kids event, which will be held at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., is scheduled for the off day between World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series races in Washington and Oregon. It also follows the famed King of the West kart race the weekend prior at Cottage Grove Speedway.

"We have a couple of World of Outlaws drivers wanting to participate and there should be some top-notch drivers there for the King of the West races the weekend before so I think we can get some people to stay an extra day or two to have the chance to race with World of Outlaws drivers," Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation Founder Al Tschider said.

Sprint car stars Shane Stewart, Joey Saldana and Paul McMahan have all committed to compete during the race - a benefit for the Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation, which was created to provide motor sports trips and racing opportunities for children battling life-threatening conditions and illnesses.

"Shane, Joey and Paul have all supported the foundation for a while and we really, really appreciate them," Tschider said. "We hope to add more premier sprint car drivers to the event as well."

Any World of Outlaws driver who is interested in competing or anyone looking to sponsor the benefit should email budwell74@msn.com.

BIG AL KIDS & MOTORSPORTS FOUNDATION -

Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation was created to provide motor sports trips and racing opportunities for children battling life-threatening conditions and illnesses. For more information, visit http://www.BigAlKidsandMotorsportsFoundation.org.

"I really believe in motor sports and it gives these kids something to look forward to," Founder Al Tschider said. "They spend a lot of time at the hospitals or just doing stuff that the normal kid doesn't have to do."

Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation would like to thank Steve Forler Trucking, Village Green Resort, FX Signs, Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, Brenton's Outdoor Adventures, MyTrafficMan.com, Joe Jones Entertainment, Satellite Solutions, Liquid Lime, Northwest Powder Coating & Sandblasting, Ridge Runner Wings, Randy Price, Steve Beitler, JSR Motorsports, Pro Mod Engines, RS Products, Triple X Race Co., OPC, JOES Racing Products, Design 500 Racewear, SpeedMart, Vic's Old Gas Pumps, Moka Joe's Coffee and all of people who have donated time and money for their continued support.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigAlKidsandMotorsportsFoundation.org

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigALkidsMSF

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Al-Kids-Motorsports-Foundation/331823116849496?ref=ts&fref=ts

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

 

 

Oswego Speedway’s Price Chopper ‘Tickets to Go’ Program Continues in 2015

OSWEGO, NY (January 21, 2015) – Oswego Speedway’s popular Price Chopper ‘Tickets to Go’ program will continue in 2015 with discounted advance sale adult tickets going on sale at all Price Chopper Supermarkets locations beginning this spring.

The Speedway and Price Chopper have teamed to offer this special discount for six of the regular season events at the fast 5/8 mile oval this season.

The ‘Tickets to Go’ program will again offer up to a $3 discount on adult general admission tickets. Advance sale $14 ‘Tickets to Go’ general admission passes will be available at all Price Chopper Supermarkets locations for Speedway events dated May 30, June 6, July 4, July 18, August 15, and August 22.

The program will begin with the May 30 Spring Championship, featuring a 50-lap main for the Novelis Supermodifieds as well as a 30-lap Pathfinder Bank SBS feature.

June’s featured program night will be the June 6 autograph night, again featuring Supermodified and Small Block Super mains.

Price Chopper ‘Tickets to Go’ nights in July will include 4th of July Weekend’s Grand Prix Night featuring ‘Christmas in July’ and fireworks on July 4.

Two weeks later $14 tickets will be available for the return of the Speedway’s Summer Championship on July 18.

The final two events of the Price Chopper ‘Tickets to Go’ calendar will be the Speedway’s second autograph night on August 15 along with Small Block Super Twin 20 night on August 22.

Kids 16 and under will again be admitted free at all Speedway events in 2015 with the exception of Budweiser International Classic Weekend and Race of Champions/Championship Weekend.

On track activity beings at Oswego Speedway on Saturday, May 2 with the annual open test session for all racing divisions. Testing will run from 1-5pm on May 2 and is free for spectators to sit in the main grandstand.

Racing action at the Speedway begins on Saturday, May 9 featuring the Speedway’s 65th consecutive opening night highlighted by the Race of Champions Modified Richie Evans Memorial 75 as well as kick-off events for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS.

For more information on Oswego Speedway be sure to visit www.oswegospeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway and LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

Price Chopper ‘Tickets to Go’ Program Offer Dates ($14 Adult G/A Tickets):

Saturday, May 30th – Spring Championship: Supermodified 50 – SBS 30

Saturday, June 6th – Autograph Night: Supermodified 50 – SBS 30

Saturday, July 4th – Christmas in July plus Fireworks: Supermodified Grand Prix 75 – SBS Grand Prix 35

Saturday, July 18th – Summer Championship: Supermodified 50 – SBS 30

Saturday, August 15th – Autograph Night: Supermodified 50 – SBS 30

Saturday, August 22nd – Twin 20’s: Supermodified 50 – SBS Twin 20’s

 

 

Third Annual Brock Zearfoss Fundraiser Scheduled for February 28th! One Lucky Fan Could Win $10,000

By Fully Injected Motorsports

Jonestown, PA (January 21st, 2015) - Brock Zearfoss will officially launch his 2015 season in less than two months; planning to kick-off sprint car competition in Pennsylvania during the Port Royal Speedway opener on Saturday, March 14th. The Jonestown, Pennsylvania native will focus a majority of his upcoming season on weekly action at Williams Grove (PA) Speedway and Port Royal (PA) Speedway. To help prepare for the upcoming year, Brock Zearfoss Racing will hold their annual fundraiser, set for Saturday, February 28th.

“We look forward to having our annual fundraiser next month” said Brock Zearfoss, “It gives us a chance to get together with the fans and all of those who support our race team...the support we receive is incredible...the fan base in this part of the country is second to none, and it really shows during events like this...we have a ton of stuff planned including raffles and giveaways...someone has a chance to win $10,000...it’s going to be a lot of fun!”

Fans that attend the event will have an opportunity to score giveaways, raffle items, 50/50 prizes and ultimately, a chance at $10,000. Brand new Brock Zearfoss Racing apparel will also be for sale throughout the evening. Dinner and drinks, including adult beverages, will be open to all ticket holders.

The ‘3rd Annual Brock Zearfoss Racing Fundraiser’ will take place at the UA Local 520 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Hall near Harrisburg, PA. Tickets are still on sale for $20 each, and can be purchased through Brock Zearfoss or Kaitlyn Esh through social media. Those interested in attending may send a check or cash to 7 Orchard Drive, Jonestown, PA 17038. Children 5 and under will be admitted for free. Those interested in learning more should visit the official ‘Brock Zearfoss Racing Fundraiser’ Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/593607080774320/

“I just want to thank all of those who may have already bought a ticket...we greatly appreciate it” explained Zearfoss, “This event will ultimately play a huge role in our season...it just goes to show that the fans make our sport possible.”

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

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Recent Highlights: Finished 8th in Tulsa Shootout A Class Winged main event; Finished 22nd in Winged Outlaws Tulsa Shootout main event.

2015 Wins: N/A

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Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Mooses LZ Bar and Grill, Central Builders Supply, Leaches Automotive, Meckleys Limestone, JP Donmoyer Trucking, Masters Mechanical Insulation, Berkebile Oil Company, Stoner Solutions, Farmers Wife Restaurant, Simpson Race Products, Fully Injected Motorsports

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

 

 

Winter Challenge Kicks Off this Weekend at CSP!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (January 20, 2015) – The initial North American Sprint Car races of 2015 take place this weekend as Canyon Speedway Park hosts the initial three rounds of the E&K Winter Challenge.

Following an open practice session at the 1/3-mile clay oval on Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday’s card marks the first of the five race set featuring the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast non-wing Sprint Cars.

Canyon Speedway Park will host the initial three rounds of the E&K Winter Challenge this Friday, Saturday and Sunday before Tucson’s USA Raceway host the final two rounds next Friday and Saturday, January 30-31.

The Friday and Saturday cards at CSP this weekend both offer up a $2,000 winner’s share with $4,000 up for grabs in Sunday’s tilt. The first round at Tucson on January 30 is $2,000 to win as well with the January 31 finale another $4,000-to-win affair.

E&K has posted a $5,000 point fund for the five-race series with the champion pocketing $2,000 with the balance of the top five collecting $1,000, $750, $500 and $250, respectively. Another $500 will be awarded to the E&K Winter Challenge “Most Valuable Player”, the lowest point earner that starts all five feature events.

A stout field of competitors is expected to vie for the E&K Winter Challenge including invaders such as reigning USAC National Sprint Car champion Brady Bacon, Dave Darland, Colby Copeland and Ryan Bernal along with top USAC Southwest contenders such as R.J. Johnson, Charles Davis, Jr., Mike Martin and more.

After Bacon topped last year’s Winter Challenge opener, Darland went on a tear with three triumphs while Copeland and Richard Vander Weerd also took wins.

In addition to the Sprint Cars, the IMCA Modifieds will be in action for all five rounds of the E&K Winter Challenge with a minimum of $1,000 to win each night. Jason Noll topped last year’s Winter Challenge opener before Ricky Thornton, Jr., got on a roll that continued throughout the year. Jesse Sobbing did manage to stop Thornton, Jr., in the finale.

The 2015 Winter Challenge Schedule of Events is as follows:

Thursday, January 22 – Open Practice at CSP 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday, January 23 – Round 1 at CSP (Gates open at 5:00 p.m., Racing at 7:00 p.m.)

Saturday, January 24 – Round 2 at CSP (Gates open at 3:00 p.m., Racing at 5:00 p.m.)

Sunday, January 25 – Round 3 at CSP (Gates open at 3:00 p.m., Racing at 5:00 p.m.)

Thursday, January 29 – Open Practice at USA from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday, January 30 - Round 4 at USA (Gates open at 5:00 p.m., Racing at 7:00 p.m.)

Saturday, January 31 – Round 5 (Gates open at 3:00 p.m., Racing at 5:00 p.m.)

While the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds and Stock Cars will be in action during all five E&K Winter Challenge nights, the Micro Sprints and AMA Mod Lites join in on the initial three rounds at CSP before the X-Mods/Sport Mods and Dwarf Cars round out the card in the final two rounds at USA Raceway.

Five-day discounted tickets may be purchased in advance with ticket pricing and purchasing information available at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/tickets/winter-challenge-2012/ or by calling the track office at 602-258-7223.

Hotel Information can be found at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/fan-info/lodging/ or by calling the Courtyard by Marriott at 623-580-8844.

To keep up on all the latest news and happenings, sign up for Canyon Speedway E-News. The track update registration can be found at the top of the www.canyonspeedwaypark.com home page.

The entire 2015 Canyon Schedule can be previewed online at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/schedule/.

Canyon Speedway Park is located in north Peoria, AZ, off Lake Pleasant Parkway, then 1.3 miles west on Carefree Highway. For more information, contact the track at 602-258-RACE(7223) or check online at www.canyonspeedwaypark.com.

 

 

Blake’s game changer

Official release: Blake Skipper Racing January 21, 2015

It was a special weekend for Blake and the team at Blake Skipper Racing. Finally turning the corner on sorting out issues with the car, Blake did a great job to qualify from the B-Main to the 40 lap Scott Darley Challenge and register a 16th place finish in the A-Main. This was his best performance all season.

And wasn’t it sweet? A massive relief, like the world had been lifted off his shoulders.

“It was such a relief to have finally made an A-Main,” Blake said, “and to have done it on the biggest night of our season was incredible. It was such a fun event to be apart of.

Blake started the 40 lap final from position 18 and even though he only advanced two positions, it was akin to winning the race.

“Honestly it wasn't an easy task chasing that track. I think the thing that helped me most in the feature was transferring from the B-Main and knowing what the track was doing. It was tough to find the right line early in the race but once the track took rubber I just got in the groove and went from there.”

A week off from racing now calls as most Sprintcar teams are in Warrnambool for the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic. Blake will take the opportunity to go and watch his girlfriend, Mikaela, race her Wingless Sprint at Gilgandra in north-west NSW and spend some quality time getting ready for the run to the end of the season.

“The week off will just be a good opportunity to get back on top of everything for us. Just to regroup and enjoy taking a break. It is such a nice feeling to have finally turned the corner and knowing we have our mojo back it was a much needed result. AgainI can't thank mum, dad my grandparents, my brother Mitch, my girlfriend Mikaela and everyone on the crew enough for their support. If they had not stuck by me I could not have got the result I did on the weekend.

“We will be back at Valvoline Raceway on January 31 with a renewed vigour. Can’t wait.”

Blake Skipper Racing would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the 2014/15 season;

Champion Spark Plugs Bullant Performance Fuchs Wafflepod Walker’s Haulage Onesteel Awesome Racewear Diamond Balustrades Southern Fasteners

 

 

Jackson snares third in Darley Challenge; looks ahead to southern sojourn

Official release: Jackson Delamont Motorsport January 21, 2015

Jackson Delamont scored a very impressive third place finish in the Scott Darley Challenge, held last weekend at Valvoline Raceway.

Jackson drove a calculated race and in the middle stages of the 40 lap event, led for a number of laps before falling into the clutches of eventual winner Trevor Green and second placed Jamie Veal.

“We went into the two night show hoping to at least make one main event. That was sort of a goal we set ourselves,” Jackson said today as the team prepared to hit Avalon in Geelong, Victoria today.

“On the first night we tried something different setup wise and whilst it took a while to get used to, we had a good night. We fell back to twenty-second and came back to finish ninth.

“On night two we actually found an issue that we have had since the opening meeting of the season. We have had an issue where the motor would cut out coming out of the corner, well the main fuel block was in the wrong way around and the motor was getting full of fuel. Once we fixed that, it helped me a great deal in the feature.”

Starting from the second row of the 40 lap A-Main, Jackson ran the bottom of the race track and delivered a tactical performance, leading a number of laps.

“I think we suffered from a bit of inexperience,” Jackson noted. “On the restart, Trevor (Green) squeezed me a bit and I fell back to third. In saying that, I was really happy to get a podium finish. With the calibre of drivers there on the weekend, it was a great result for us.”

Meanwhile, Jackson’s southern sojourn begins tonight at Avalon Raceway for the President’s Cup followed by Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway on Thursday and arguably the biggest Sprintcar event in Australia, the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, set for Premier Speedway, Warrnambool this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Jackson will be qualifying on the Friday night of the Classic.

“I can’t wait to get back to a track with a wall,” he says with a smile, “I tend to struggle when there is no wall and I can gauge a lot better when I race on a track with a wall. I am probably in the minority of drivers who base themselves in Sydney!

“We proved at Avalon last year we can make the field. Hopefully we can leave Mount Gambier with no damage and give it our best shot at the Classic.”

As always, there will be regular updates on Jackson’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/JacksonDelamont48.

Jackson would like to thank his sponsors for their support this season:

Mad Harry’s Steel Steel Supplies KRE Racing Engines

Ends release…

 

 

Jack Giambalvo Family of Dealerships to Present the Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show for the 32nd Straight Year

USAC Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Jarett Andretti to Visit on Saturday

Local Racing Families Highlighted on Saturday Night

Newberrytown, PA (January 20, 2015) –The doors of the 2-day Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show presented by the Jack Giambalvo Family of Dealerships will swing open on Friday, January 23, 2015 to many race fans, drivers and supporters of local short track racing in the Central Pennsylvania area in York Memorial Hall Expo Center at the York Fairgrounds in York, Pennsylvania.

The 32nd Annual Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show at the York Expo Center (Memorial Hall) will begin on Friday, January 23, 2015 (4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.). Saturday show hours are 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The set-up day will be Thursday, January 22.

The Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show has seen some change in recent years, however one thing that has remained the same since the inception of the show is the title sponsor, Jack Giambalvo Family of Dealerships. The Jack Giambalvo Family of Dealerships has been locally owned and operated by the Giambalvo family for more than 35 years. Nicole Berkebile will be at the show with cars featured throughout the show. The Jack Giambalvo Family of Dealerships includes Buick, Chrysler, GMC, Dodge, Hyundai, Jeep, RAM and Mazda.

Jarett Andretti, the 2014 USAC National Sprint Car Rookie of the Year, will also make an appearance at the Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Showon Saturday in the Schaeffer Oil booth throughout Saturday to meet fans and sign autographs. Jarett is part of the world famous Andretti clan; son of John, cousin of Marco, nephew of Michael, grandson of Aldo and great nephew of Mario. “I’m excited to return to Central PA to meet its great fans. They are some of the best short track fans in the country,” said Andretti. He has already secured a ride for the upcoming USAC Eastern Storm Tour that visits the area in early June.

John Krall, a newly appointed show director, has put together an entertaining program on Saturday night featuring racing families from Central Pennsylvania. In an anticipated annual program to the Central PA Dirt Trackin Show, three families will be recognized on the main stage featuring a question and answer period following the presentation. At 6:00 p.m., the Leiby family will be on the stage including Lincoln Speedway co-promoter Bob Leiby and his grandson Chandler. At 7:00 p.m. the highly recognized Mackison Family will take the stage. A large contingent of the nationally known Eckert Family including former World of Outlaw Late Model Champion, Rick Eckert will take the stage at 8:00 p.m. “We are excited about the new installment to the show with the Racing Families portion,” said John Krall. “This year will be a lot of fun and we look forward to recognizing more families in the years to come.”

Many speedways will be on hand to promote their events to race fans for the 2015 season. Many racers will also be displaying their rides for the upcoming season, showing off their sponsors and new paint schemes. The cars displayed will include a wide variety of Sprint Cars, Late Models, Stock Cars, Legends Cars, Classic Cars, All American Outlaws, Quarter Midgets, Go Karts and more. All car judging will be held before the doors open at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 23. Awards will include Best of Show; Best Open Wheel; Best Stock Car; Best Late Model; Best Quarter Midget; Best Go Kart and more. Vehicle display forms are available online and all cars must be pre-registered in order to receive the complimentary weekend passes.

One major change coming to the show for 2015 will be replacing the “Best Appearing Car of the Show” award with the “Most Popular Car of the Show” award. Paying attendees of the show will each receive vote for their favorite car of the show and the winner will receive $1,000 for their efforts. All cars must be pre-entered for the show as space will be limited with the additional activities and displays planned for 2015. Drivers are also encouraged to set up near their cars to sign autographs and sell merchandise and t-shirts from last year as well as the upcoming year. There is no charge to the drivers to do this.

On Saturday at 4:00 p.m. there will be a seminar title “How to Get Involved in Racing as A Driver or Crewmember” on the Insinger Performance/Sunoco main stage. Regional PA Sprint Series Director, Rod Ort and the Sidewinder Sprint Car Director, Rohan Beasley will offer a description of the various forms of entry level racing and insights on how to get started in the world of local short track racing. To go from the grandstands to the pits can be an intimidating experience, however these local directors will help ease your feelings about getting more involved in the exciting sport of racing as a participant. Costs, time and mechanical experience will be discussed in this valuable seminar.

The 13th Annual Ms. Dirt Trackin’ contest will be held on Friday night, January 23 at 7:00 p.m. in which the winner will receive $500.00 along with other awards. The Pageant coordinator will be Jaynee Zeigler (msdirttrackin2011@hotmail.com), a former Ms. Dirt Trackin’ winner from 2011. All participants must be at least 18 years of age. Contest rules and entry forms are available online at www.dirttrackinshow.com. Last year, after 8 years of competing in the competition, Biglerville’s Trish Heller was crowned Ms. Dirt Trackin’ 2014.

For the second year in a row, the Junior Miss Dirt Trackin’ Contest will be on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. for all girls ages 6-12 years old. Contest rules and entry forms are available online at www.dirttrackinshow.com. Contact Jaynee Zeigler (msdirttrackin2011@hotmail.com) to enter. In the inaugural contest last year, Tessa Darrah of Red Lion won the Jr. Miss Dirt Trackin’ Contest with her bubbly personality. Tessa’s uncle is World of Outlaws Sprint Car driver Cody Darrah who drives for NASCAR’s Kasey Kahne. Runner ups in the Jr. Miss Dirt Trackin’ contest was Jesse Palm and Bailey Kress who ended in a tie.

All weekend, Lynn Schaffer, producer of the popular “Thunder in the PA Mountains” seasonal video, will be showing videos from the past. A schedule of the videos to be shown will be released in the next few weeks. Schaffer will also have his newest 2014 Thunder in the PA Mountains dvd on sale.

On Saturday, January 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Central PA Bloodmobile will also be on hand accepting blood donations. Everyone who attempts to donate will receive 2 complimentary general admission tickets to races a the Susquehanna Speedway Park for the 2015 season and a t-shirt. The pair of SSP general admission tickets are valued at $30.00. For more information, contact the Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank at 800-771-0059 or www.cpbb.org.

General Admission ticket prices for the show (per day) are Adults (ages 18-59) $12.00; Young Adults (ages 11-17) & Senior Adults (60 & Older) $10.00; Children (10 & under) are free. All race fans are encouraged to bring a friend and expose them to the excitement of short track racing.

The Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show has been a long standing event in the Susquehanna Valley area since its inception in 1984. The main focus of the show has always been a preview of the upcoming dirt track seasons at many of the area speedways. It’s an atmosphere where fans and participants can come together during the off-season to relive the seasons past as well as looking forward to the upcoming racing season.

Vendor Booths and displays are still available. Applications can information can also be found online at www.dirttrackinshow.com. More information about the show and updated forms will be forthcoming and released in the near future.

For anyone wishing to contact the Fishers concerning the show, they may call 717-292-1696 or email sspracing@hotmail.com.

Like our facebook page at “Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show” for more updates.

Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show Time Schedule

Thursday, January 22, 2015 Time Schedule

(Subject to Change)

10:00 a.m. Doors Open for Vendor Set-up

5:00 p.m. Vendor Hospitality Room Opens – (Networking Among Vendors)

10:00 p.m. Doors Close for Vendor Set-up

Friday, January 23, 2015 Time Schedule

(Subject to Change)

10:00 a.m. Doors Open for Vendor Set-up:

4:00 p.m. Show Opens to Public / Doors Open for General Admission: General admission: Adults

(18-59): $12.00; Seniors (60 & older) & Young Adults (11 – 17) $10.00; Children (10 & under) Free.

6:30 p.m. Meeting for all Ms. Dirt Trackin’ Contestants

7:00 p.m. Ms. Dirt Trackin’ 2015 Contest (Insinger Performance / Sunoco Main Stage – East

Building)

7:30 p.m. “2014 Williams Grove National Open” Video (Video Theater – East Building)

10:00 p.m. Show Closes

Saturday, January 24, 2015 Time Schedule

(Subject to Change)

9:30 a.m. Doors Open for Vendor Set-up:

10:00 a.m. Show Opens to Public / Doors Open for General Admission: General admission: Adults

(18-59): $12.00; Seniors (60 & older) & Young Adults (11 – 17) $10.00; Children (10 & under) Free.

10:00 a.m. Central PA Blood Mobile – Blood Donations Begin (ends at 2:00 p.m.)

1:00 p.m. Junior Miss Dirt Trackin’ 2015 Contest (Insinger Performance / Sunoco Main Stage –

East Building)

1:00 p.m. “Stevie Smith Beats WOO at Lincoln May 13, 2014 Features” Video (Video Theater –

East Building)

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Meet Jarett Andretti – USAC National Sprint Car Rookie of the Year (Insinger

Performance / Sunoco Main Stage – East Building)

3:00 p.m. “Silver Springs Speedway – A Little Track That Roared” Video – ENCORE

PERFORMANCE (Video Theater – East Building)

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Seminar – “How to Get Involved in Racing as a Driver or Crewmember”

(insinger Performance / Sunoco Main Stage – East Building)

6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Racing Families /Storytellers – Leiby family (Insinger Performance / Sunoco

Main Stage – East Building)

7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Racing Families /Storytellers – Mackison family (Insinger Performance /

Sunoco Main Stage – East Building)

7:00 p.m. “STOCK CAR GLORY” Video (Video Theater – East Building)

8:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Racing Families /Storytellers – Eckert family (insinger Performance / Sunoco

Main Stage – East Building)

9:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. Awards Presentation and Closing Ceremonies (Insinger Performance /

Sunoco Main Stage – East Building)

10:00 p.m. Show Closes / Tear-down Begins

Dirt Trackin’ Show News & Notes

- Date Change of Motorsports Show in Oaks, PA – Although the Motorsports Show producers moved their show to the same date as the Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show, both shows should be fine. Producers of both show discussed it over the summer when the conflict was discovered. The Fishers tried to find an alternative but the next available date at the York Fairgrounds was not until mid-April which made it not feasible. In the past, the two shows have been on the same weekends during a few times and both have continued to survive. We do not expect any issues this year as well.

- Vintage Toy Display All Weekend - Barry Skelly, of Barry Skelly’s Collector Toys will have many racing related toys from his vast collection on display all three days of the event as well. This display will rekindle the memories of those who played with these toys that sparked their lifelong interest of auto racing.

“Video Theater” Special Presentations on the Big Screen (West Bldg.)

Friday (7:30 p.m.): 2014 Williams Grove Speedway National Open (by Sports Plus Video) –

Outlaw regular David Gravel wins in a bit of an upset, but local Stevie Smith and PA Posse fans are not happy.

` Saturday (1:00 p.m.): Lincoln Speedway May 13, 2014 WoO Feature (by Sports Plus Video) –

Local Stevie Smith driving Fred Rahmer’s car defeats the Outlaws in an exiting feature event.

Saturday (3:00 p.m.): Silver Spring Speedway – A Little Track That Roared (by Lynn Schaffer

Productions) – For years, you could set your clock by this 7:00 pm starting time at Silver Spring Speedway. Sadly, this fan favorite was replaced by a shopping center after its 2005 season, but Dirt Trackin’ Patrons can view this encore public screening.

Saturday (7:00 p.m.): Stock Car Glory (by Lynn Schaeffer Productions) – The wildest stock car

crashes from across the circuit during the last four years. This JUST RELEASED 7th edition of heavy metal mayheim is 90 minutes long.

When there are no special videos on the “Big Screen,” Lynn Schaffer’s 2015 THUNDER IN THE PA MOUNTAINS video will be shown along with a diverse collection of local dirt track videos on several smaller screens. The video will also be available for purchase during the Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show.

- Author Book Signing at Dirt Trackin’ – Kart and Sports Cars driver Larry Mellott, author of the racing novel, Speedway Summer, will be available all weekend to sign copies of the book he penned about the racing experiences of Brock Lockeman as he enters the world of motorsports in karting. Mellott also wrote Project Orion. Mellott will have his SCCA racer, a 1985 Lynx Formula Vee sports car, on display as well. Mellott will have a new book to debut at the show this year as well.

Ms. Dirt Trackin’ Contest Winners

2003: Cara Foss (Cherry Hill, NJ)

2004: Lynne Bruyn (Tower City, PA)

2005: Ashleigh Mull (York, PA)

2006: Beth Christine (Manchester, PA)

2007: Alyssa Sharman (Sinking Spring, PA)

2008: Lindsay Krug (Hanover, PA)

2009: Loralyn Brinster (Sussex, NJ)

2010: Arynne Moody (Dover, PA)

2011: Jaynee Zeigler (Thomasville, PA)

2012: Kimmie Trout (Reading, PA)

2013: Brittany Coleman (Mt. Airy, MD)

2014: Trish Heller (Biglerville, PA)

2015: To be determined on Friday, January 23, 2015

Junior Miss Dirt Trackin’ Contest Winners

2014: Tessa Darrah (Red Lion, PA)

2015: To be determined on Saturday, January 24, 2015

 

 

Hafertepe Jr. Showcases Speed Throughout Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 20, 2015) - Sam Hafertepe Jr. put together his most consistent Chili Bowl last weekend during his short career at the premier midget event.

Hafertepe Jr. kicked off the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals with preliminary action last Tuesday inside the River Spirit Expo Center, where he advanced from third place to win his heat race at the Tulsa Expo Raceway.

"We started off with a pretty easy heat race," he said. "We had a really good car and got the lead pretty quickly and drove away from those guys. I felt pretty confident in what we had in our car."

He then maneuvered from fifth to second place in a qualifier, which gave him the most points of any driver and the pole position for the 25-lap feature.

"I thought they were going to work the track and water it," he said. "It blew off more than I thought it was going to. My setup made us way, way too free. I was trying to hang on to fourth place and I got loose in the middle of turns three and four and I just got taken out. It's one of those deals where you get what you can get when you can get it. We were just a victim of circumstances."

Hafertepe Jr., who was in contention for one of the three lock-in positions for Saturday's main event, was forced to restart at the back of the field following the spin. He rallied to finish 13th, which relegated him to a C Main on Saturday.

"We were really good in that C Main," he said. "The track was just good enough to get bite in certain areas. We could go through the middle where other drivers couldn't and it allowed us to maneuver by those guys pretty easily."

Hafertepe Jr. advanced from sixth to win the C Main and transfer into the back of the B Main, which he started 15th.

"In the B Main we started in the back and we had a lot of good cars in front of us," he said. "We knew we'd have to take a shot at the setup. We made a couple of changes and we went the wrong way."

Hafertepe Jr. was running 10th midway through the race when a fuel fitting broke, ending his bid at making the main event.

He will return to action Feb. 11-15 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the DIRTcar Nationals with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 13 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 1 (3); Qualifier: 2 (5); Feature: 13 (1).

Jan. 17 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - C Main: 1 (6); B Main: 16 (15).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Feb. 11-15 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the DIRTcar Nationals with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Sam15.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamHafertepeJr

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lone Star Speedway

A high-banked, 3/8-mile oval located in Kilgore, Texas, Lone Star Speedway was reopened in 2009 by the Hafertepe family. For more information, visit http://www.LoneStarSpeedway.com.

"Lone Star Speedway is owned by a racing family who wants to make it into a premier facility in the country," Hafertepe Jr. said.

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Hall Hoping to Apply Lessons Learned in Chili Bowl to Next Year's Event

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 20, 2015) - Tyson Hall learned many lessons last weekend during the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.

Hall, who was driving a family midget for the first time at the prestigious event inside the River Spirit Expo Center, noted that he is looking to gain more experience when he returns next year.

"We needed more seat time," he said. "It was a learning experience. We're going to run the midget two or three more times this year so we'll have more experience going into next year."

Luck also played into the weekend for Hall, whose preliminary night last Friday started with him lining up on the outside of the fourth row of a heat race.

"There was a lot of luck drawing-wise and how the track was in your heat," he said. "The track was one groove when we ran our heat so there wasn't a lot of passing going on."

Hall advanced from eighth to seventh place in his heat race, which relegated him to a C Main. He then maneuvered from eighth to fourth place in the C Main to transfer to the back of a B Main.

Hall rallied from 16th to a ninth-place result, which was shy of a transfer into the main event. That lined him up on the outside of the third row of an F Main on Saturday.

"I tried the top, but the bottom was too good," he said. "I finally got back down to the bottom and it was follow the leader. We were all bumper to bumper running the bottom."

Hall's event ended with a sixth-place finish.

He is now focused on the sprint car season, which is scheduled to start on March 13 at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and on March 14 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 16 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 7 (8); C Main: 4 (8); B Main: 9 (16).

Jan. 17 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - F Main: 6 (6).

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

UP NEXT -

March 13 at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and March 14 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TysonHall5x

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Pine Tree Motors

Pine Tree Motors is a car dealership located in Longview, Texas.

"Pine Tree Motors has been with me since the early stages of my career," Hall said. "They have stuck by me for 15 years and I can't thank them enough for the support throughout the years."

Hall would also like to thank Tidwell Tire Center, Tim's Shock Lab, Dealers Detail and Robert Hall for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

New Show Director Has Big Plans For 30th Annual Reading Race Reunion & Car Show

Reading, PA - The 30th Annual Berks-Schuylkill Oil Heat Alliance Association Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show, presented by Weichert Realtors Neighborhood One Action Track USA, will have a new face at the helm when the 2015 edition begins on February 22nd at the Fairgrounds Square Mall.

Brad Reinert, Marketing Director for the JeffreyHogueRealtor.com Action Track USA on the Kutztown Fairgrounds, takes over for Brett Deyo as the show's director/coordinator. Reinert, who grew up in the shadows of the Reading Fairgrounds half-mile clay oval - where the mall now sits and hosts the annual exhibit of local racing machines and speedways - is anxious to continue the grand tradition of the show while injecting it with some new ideas and activities.

"Growing up, I lived off the fourth turn of the race track, behind Boscov's. My family worked at the track (for promoter Lindy Vicari) for 30 years, and the Reading Fairgrounds was, quite literally, my playground. I want to keep that memory alive, for my family and for all the families who had the experience of growing up at the fairgrounds like I did," said Reinert.

With the assistance of some of the staff and management team from Action Track USA, Reinert is working hard to assemble a large fleet of race cars, local speedways, and nightly activities for the week-long show that will run from February 22 - 28. While he is still firming up many details, Reinert is able to divulge some of his plans for the week.

"Sunday the 22nd, which is my birthday by the way, we'll kick off the show with a presentation at 12:15...and it will take place right on the start/finish line of the former speedway, which is directly in front of the Your Bet store (between the movie theaters and the Subway restaurant). We are asking everyone to celebrate my birthday by bringing a canned good (of non-perishable food) as a donation to the Greater Berks Food Bank. The donation will be in honor of the Reading Fairgrounds Racing Historical Society," stated Reinert.

Race cars of every shape and size will fill the mall, with the area's dirt and asphalt Modifieds, Late Models, Sprint Cars, Midgets, and SpeedSTR's among the mix, along with racers from the various small car divisions such as Micro-Sprints, Slingshots, Xcel Modifieds, Karts, and Quarter-Midgets.

Race teams wishing to display their creations can download the show's registration form at www.actiontrackusa.com. Questions should be directed to Reinert at breinert40@comcast.net or by phone at 610-401-3348.

The show will have plenty of interesting and enjoyable activities for both the hardcore and casual motorsports enthusiasts. Reinert has planned some special movie nights at the Cinema; there will be Celebrity Appearances and interviews each night; some very special awards will be presented to local racers throughout the week; there will be a Reading Fairgrounds Trivia game; Gary Silverman racing videos will play each night; Model Car Alley Racing will once again take place; technical round table discussions will focus on the direction of the sport; and there will be a plethora of vendors selling and displaying their race-related merchandise.

Local race tracks already on board and set to hand out 2015 schedules at their display include Grandview Speedway, the JeffreyHogueRealtor.com Action Track USA in Kutztown, Linda's Speedway, and Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway, with several additional tracks expected to confirm their attendance with the next few weeks.

Bob Hilbert Sportswear is designing and producing the 2015 Reading Racing Reunion commemorative tee-shirts and sweatshirts that will be sold at the show.

The nightly schedule is as follows:

Saturday, February 21 at 9 p.m. - race cars, with the exception of Vintage Cars, will move into the mall.

Sunday, February 22 - the show opens with a presentation, at 12:15 p.m., to the Greater Berks Food Bank. All attendees are encouraged to bring a non- perishable canned food item as a donation.

Monday, February 23 - Open Wheel Night with interviews of drivers in the Micro-Sprint, Midget, and Sprint Car divisions. Also: a "must see" award presentation to a very accomplished local driver who began his career at the Reading Fairgrounds.

Tuesday, February 24 - Weichert Realtor Neighborhood One Action Track USA Night, featuring interviews with drivers and the track's promotional team.

Wednesday, February 25 - Modified Madness and Late Model/ Street Stock/ Road Runner Night highlighted by driver interviews from each of these divisions.

Thursday, February 26 - Local track and Race Club Night...updates on the upcoming season and area clubs' young, up-and-coming drivers will be in the spotlight.

Friday, February 27 - NAPA Old Timers Reunion - interviews with the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds.

Saturday, February 28 - NAPA and Yuasa Batteries present Tire Changing Competition for Modified, Small Car, and Vintage Car divisions. NOTE: Vintage Car tires will be changed with an old style, manual four-way lug wrench. Best of Show Awards will follow the Tire Changing Competition. Show ends when mall closes at 9 p.m. Cars will be moved out when mall is closed.

More details regarding the show will be released as they are confirmed.

Reinert is seeking additional marketing partners for the show; businesses or individuals who are interested in becoming a part of this 30th annual event should contact Brad Reinert at the email address or phone number listed above.

 

 

Oswego Speedway Grand Prix Champion Mike Bruce to Appear at Oswego Alliance Church Pinewood Derby

OSWEGO, NY (January 20, 2015) – Mike Bruce, a three time main event winner last season in Oswego Speedway’s Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super division, will be making an appearance at the Oswego Alliance Church Community Center Pinewood Derby this Saturday, January 24.

The derby is being held as a part of the Oswego Alliance Church AWANA program. The AWANA program at Oswego Alliance Church is for students ages two through sixth grade.

The Oswego Alliance Church Community Center is located at 370 Thompson Rd. in Oswego.

Bruce will be on hand to help introduce the sport of auto racing to a younger generation as well as to hand out 2015 Oswego Speedway schedules.

With three wins last season, including the Grand Prix championship held in July, Bruce truly came into his own with hopes of contending for a track championship at the Steel Palace in 2015 driving his No. 22 Small Block Super.

Oswego Speedway’s racing season begins on Saturday, May 9 with the Speedway’s 65th opening night celebration featuring the Novelis Supermodified Kick-Off main event as well as the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series Richie Evans Memorial and the Pathfinder Bank SBS.

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

To purchase tickets for the 2015 racing season call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

 

 

Winter Challenge Kicks Off this Weekend at CSP!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (January 20, 2015) – The initial North American Sprint Car races of 2015 take place this weekend as Canyon Speedway Park hosts the initial three rounds of the E&K Winter Challenge.

Following an open practice session at the 1/3-mile clay oval on Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday’s card marks the first of the five race set featuring the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast non-wing Sprint Cars.

Canyon Speedway Park will host the initial three rounds of the E&K Winter Challenge this Friday, Saturday and Sunday before Tucson’s USA Raceway host the final two rounds next Friday and Saturday, January 30-31.

The Friday and Saturday cards at CSP this weekend both offer up a $2,000 winner’s share with $4,000 up for grabs in Sunday’s tilt. The first round at Tucson on January 30 is $2,000 to win as well with the January 31 finale another $4,000-to-win affair.

E&K has posted a $5,000 point fund for the five-race series with the champion pocketing $2,000 with the balance of the top five collecting $1,000, $750, $500 and $250, respectively. Another $500 will be awarded to the E&K Winter Challenge “Most Valuable Player”, the lowest point earner that starts all five feature events.

A stout field of competitors is expected to vie for the E&K Winter Challenge including invaders such as reigning USAC National Sprint Car champion Brady Bacon, Dave Darland, Colby Copeland and Ryan Bernal along with top USAC Southwest contenders such as R.J. Johnson, Charles Davis, Jr., Mike Martin and more.

After Bacon topped last year’s Winter Challenge opener, Darland went on a tear with three triumphs while Copeland and Richard Vander Weerd also took wins.

In addition to the Sprint Cars, the IMCA Modifieds will be in action for all five rounds of the E&K Winter Challenge with a minimum of $1,000 to win each night. Jason Noll topped last year’s Winter Challenge opener before Ricky Thornton, Jr., got on a roll that continued throughout the year. Jesse Sobbing did manage to stop Thornton, Jr., in the finale.

The 2015 Winter Challenge Schedule of Events is as follows:

Thursday, January 22 – Open Practice at CSP 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday, January 23 – Round 1 at CSP (Gates open at 5:00 p.m., Racing at 7:00 p.m.)

Saturday, January 24 – Round 2 at CSP (Gates open at 3:00 p.m., Racing at 5:00 p.m.)

Sunday, January 25 – Round 3 at CSP (Gates open at 3:00 p.m., Racing at 5:00 p.m.)

Thursday, January 29 – Open Practice at USA from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday, January 30 - Round 4 at USA (Gates open at 5:00 p.m., Racing at 7:00 p.m.)

Saturday, January 31 – Round 5 (Gates open at 3:00 p.m., Racing at 5:00 p.m.)

While the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds and Stock Cars will be in action during all five E&K Winter Challenge nights, the Micro Sprints and AMA Mod Lites join in on the initial three rounds at CSP before the X-Mods/Sport Mods and Dwarf Cars round out the card in the final two rounds at USA Raceway.

Five-day discounted tickets may be purchased in advance with ticket pricing and purchasing information available at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/tickets/winter-challenge-2012/ or by calling the track office at 602-258-7223.

Hotel Information can be found at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/fan-info/lodging/ or by calling the Courtyard by Marriott at 623-580-8844.

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RICO ABREU TELECONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT

THE MODERATOR: Good morning, everyone. And welcome to today's teleconference with the newest full-time driver at HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, Rico Abreu. Rico won the 2015 Chili Bowl last weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and as previously mentioned has secured his first full-time ride in NASCAR.

Congratulations, Rico. Thank you for joining us today.

RICO ABREU: Thank you, guys. I'm really excited for what is to come and looking forward to all my new goals and accomplishments.

Q. With this coming a couple days after the Chili Bowl, I would assume that it was signed before or did you sign it after? Did winning the Chili Bowl have any effect on it?

RICO ABREU: No, no affect at all. The Chili Bowl is what I look forward to the whole year. Then again, this whole K&N East schedule with Harry and Justin, it's just been a tremendous 2014, and I'm looking to build off it for 2015.

Q. The kind of alterations to the pedals and seats in a stock car, is it any different than what it would be in the sprint cars that you've been driving?

RICO ABREU: Yeah, the sprint car is a lot different because you sit down like you sit in a chair when you sit in a sprint car. So your legs are underneath you. My sprint car, the pedal location, there are foot blocks that allow my feet to reach the pedals. Then the seat is pushed forward about six inches. So it's a little different than the stock car where you're more sat down and your legs are in front of you and the pedals are moved toward you like you sit in a vehicle you drive daily. All the modifications are really simple. Nothing is way off the radar that they did and it's really safe. Everyone agreed with every decision and every modification they made. So I'm really excited and really comfortable sitting in a car that I haven't even raced yet.

Q. Talk about your hopes and dreams of being in NASCAR and how you see your career laying out ahead of you now?

RICO ABREU: I think it's a big step, really. Just because I come from the open wheel world where everyone knows everyone. And there are so many more NASCAR fans that don't follow dirt racing and don't know what I do, so I'm really looking forward to it. I don't know. I think the fans will react a lot differently than the average driver -- average-looking driver coming to NASCAR. I'm excited to see how it goes. I think it's going to be just fine.

I think I'm planning on having a lot of success. The people that I've surrounded myself with are phenomenal people, and I think that raises the bar and raises my confidence level and support.

Q. I got a kick out of the picture. I think you tweeted it. Tony Stewart was getting the surface ready and you were talking and obviously he thinks a lot of you. What race car drivers in any division are you friends with? You've been around a while and talking to them and hanging out with them.

RICO ABREU: Yeah, I really got to know Tony through one of my best friends Kyle Larson. Kyle has made a really big impression in the sport over the last year just with all the success he's had. I've known Kyle for the last six years, and I consider him a brother. His parents really could be my mom and dad just how close we are or how close I am to his family and him.

So Kyle is definitely the one I really look up to and the one I can go to for anything just because our close friendship and relationship we have together. Then the people I've met through Kyle like Tony and Kasey, and there are so many other drivers I feel I can go to for support and that will support me. My confidence is so high. I'm just really looking forward to it. I don't think I'm going to have too many problems to deal with.

Q. Congratulations, Rico on the new opportunity. It came a little faster than we anticipated. But talk about going to New Smyrna this weekend and the challenges that lay ahead there? Because from your conversation with us Saturday night this will be your first opportunity getting in a stock car and actually racing; is that correct?

RICO ABREU: Yes, I've never even raced one. Like yesterday I just drove it around the parking lot for the first time, a late model. So my whole goal on going to New Smyrna is just getting laps in and making sure I'm comfortable in the race car. I started reading a book yesterday that Ross Bentley has wrote, and he says in it the most important thing is being comfortable in your race car and that is so right. So that's my whole goal about this weekend is getting comfortable and making sure that everything is right just so I don't run into problems down the road where I'm not comfortable. Because you have to be a hundred percent in these race cars and you can't lose concentration when you're racing about being uncomfortable. So that is my biggest thing about this weekend is just making sure I'm in my comfort zone and making sure everything's right and getting in as many laps as I can on the track.

Q. Following up, Rico, it was mentioned that the set-up in sprint cars is with the blocks. Is the set-up going to be similar to that in the stock cars do you think?

RICO ABREU: It's somewhat similar. Like the spacing behind the seat is really the same. There's not a big spacer, but there is a decent sized spacer behind my seat to get me closer to the steering wheel. Because NASCAR has so many rules where you can't be too far away from the seat -- the tubing on the frame of the car. The pedals are mounted right under the dashboard and the dashboard is moved up closer to me where I can reach all the electronics. Everything is correct, and nothing is way far off, like I said, the radar that they did. If you look in my cockpit, it's hard to tell there is a difference. The only difference is I'm sitting a lot closer and the pedals are closer to me, but the adjustments aren't that bad.

Q. Have you been working hand-in-hand with NASCAR to get prepared for the modified for the K&N races?

RICO ABREU: Yeah, NASCAR came and saw all the improvements and they're fine with it all. So it's pretty cool that they got it all done in one try, and they didn't have to really change anything. They're satisfied with all the adjustments that they did. They said everything is safe and looks safe, and I feel safe in the race car so I think that is the big first step.

Q. You mentioned that a lot of NASCAR fans might not follow the sprint car racing as much and might not know what you do. But I would think over the last three days a lot of them probably do know who you are. Can you talk about what things have been like since Saturday and do you sense that this announcement's coming at the right time with everybody learning who you are right now?

RICO ABREU: Yeah, it's pretty cool. Saturday was a big night for me just because of all the coverage that the Chili Bowl has gotten and the people that have attended that event Saturday night. I was watching the race in the infield of the track, and I look over and see Roger Penske. It was his first time at the event, and he came and introduced himself, and I asked him what he thought and he said this is unbelievable. And Kurt Busch was there and Danica, and all these people were so intrigued.

Without testing -- NASCAR taking the testing policies away all these drivers are looking for something to do, and I think the Chili Bowl is the event to go to in January. Then let alone me winning it in front of such a big crowd, it's just been a phenomenal week and weekend. People don't experience many situations like that, and it's definitely one I'll never forget, and I'm so glad that all these people that are associated with me were a part of it all.

Q. Rico, a lot of people on Twitter posted throughout the Chili Bowl weekend that someone should give you a shot in NASCAR. I was just wondering what was it like for you reading those? Does that give you more confidence going into this deal?

RICO ABREU: Definitely humbling, that's for sure. You know, when I grew up I played sports and I wrestled in middle school, and all my friends and classmates kind of outgrew me. I was limited to the things I could do and I became a big race fan. Well, I didn't even think I could race until I did it for the first time, let alone be so competitive so quickly in my career.

It's just so cool to have the feeling that people really believe in you and would like to see you achieve. Then let alone winning the Chili Bowl and all the prestigious races I got to win last year. I think a lot of people believe in me, and it gives me a lot of confidence and humbles me. So I'm glad that people can really see who I am and they don't judge me for what I look like or why I'm doing it. I'm doing it because I'm a racer and I love the sport.

Q. Rico, a lot of very good racers have made careers out of racing in sprints. Was the opportunity to compete in NASCAR a goal that you set for yourself?

RICO ABREU: Last year it wasn't. Until I had all my success this year, I set goals last year that I never thought I would achieve and I achieved them. So the end of last year the discussion came up and the opportunity was there, and I said why don't we give it a shot? Because I can always come back to sprint car racing if NASCAR doesn't work out or if something happens where I can't race or you're not competitive. Which I don't feel -- I feel I will be competitive just with all the experience I've already gained racing a hundred times a year.

You know, I'm on the same path as a lot of these NASCAR standouts were on. So I'm pretty confident about all of it, and I'm really excited to see what happens in the next few months.

Q. Speaking of how often you were racing before, you're down for, I guess, it's 14 or whatever K&N races. How will that schedule impact your sprint car schedule? Will there be any big races on the sprint car side that you'll have to miss or anything because of the K&N schedule?

RICO ABREU: A few races. It won't impact my sprint car schedule at all. The K&N schedule is going to be my priority, and then I'll race sprint car races and midget races around it. I'm planning on racing 120 times this year, and as many as I can get in.

I was talking to Tony at the Chili Bowl, and I told him there is a conflict where the K&N guys are at Dover, and there are three sprint car races at Williams Grove, and he said don't worry about that, I'll get you there. So it's pretty cool that I have Tony behind me on all this and Kyle. It just allows me to race even more than I was already planning on.

Next year -- my goals this year are pretty high to just finish all these K&N races and be there at the end of them. If I could win some of them, or win one of them I'd be in awe. I'm really looking forward to racing with Harry and Justin Marks and the whole organization they've built together.

Q. Congrats again, the whole dirt community is proud of you. First off we have Keith Kunz coming on Winged Nation today. How much do you attest your quick success so far in the past five years, even the last three years with him on him and Pete Willoughby's success with midgets?

RICO ABREU: Keith and Pete have been a big part of my career. If it wasn't for those two guys there's no way I'd be here where I'm at today let alone all the success I've had. Pete and Keith are someone I've really looked up to. Over the past few years that I've gotten to know them, I've stayed at his house, and we do a lot of things outside of racing and just having a great friendship. Let alone the career success they've had together, those two, I'm pretty sure they've been together for 19 years this year racing midgets, and that is an unbelievable success that they've had with the championship and winning the Chili Bowl and winning the Belleville Midget Nationals twice, and all the major midget events. There are so many great drivers that have come out of their camp to NASCAR I'm just honored to be a part of their team still.

Q. You had been in an outlaw kart five years ago. Did you ever dream this day would come?

RICO ABREU: No, I had no idea. It's so cool to see what's been going on and to be a part of it. It's all about the people I've surrounded myself by and gotten to know. They've all been a part of it, and I've had a lot of great opportunities that I've taken advantage of, and it's been so much fun. I'm really looking forward to the future.

Q. When did it sink in for you that you won the Chili Bowl or has it sunk in yet?

RICO ABREU: Yeah, probably Sunday morning on the way to the airport when I got to the airport and all these fans were wanting pictures and autographs right before we got on the plane. Then I got on the plane and flew to Chicago, and when we landed they announced on the plane that the Chili Bowl National winner is on this flight, Rico Abreu, they actually said Rich Abreu, and then they came back and said Rico Abreu.

So I never thought this day would come, but now that I think about it, it's so cool to win the Chili Bowl because there are not too many drivers that have. The race has been put on for 29 years in a row, and there have only been 18 different drivers to win it. So it's pretty cool the car count they get and the fan base they've built and the build up around the event, and then let alone win it is unbelievable. It's definitely one of the biggest wins in my career and one I'll never forget about.

Q. Based off what we saw on social media, your win was very popular in the motorsports community. Out of all the congratulatory messages you received publicly or privately, was there someone you heard from that you weren't expecting and meant more than the others?

RICO ABREU: No, you know, everyone that usually congratulates me after I win any race was there to congratulate me. Then all the people that I've gotten to meet over the last year that are in NASCAR congratulated me that I'm well aware of. It's just pretty cool to win and to see all the congrats is very humbling.

Probably the biggest one was just my family. They don't get to many races and they were there. So they got to see me win in front of such a big crowd, I think that was the coolest part of it overall the congrats. Then my mom and dad were there, and they were just so proud. That's really the one that means the most to me.

Q. Rico, congratulations on today's announcement. Do you have sponsorship ironed out for the 14 NASCAR K&N East races this year?

RICO ABREU: They're still working on it. I'm not sure who the primary sponsor is going to be. I think they're going to announce it soon. But as of right now it's going to be Harry Scott with Justin Marks Racing.

Q. Can you talk about your relationship with Justin Marks?

RICO ABREU: Yeah, I've gotten to really know Justin over the past few years just being, obviously friends with Kyle and a part of their sprint car team that they built together. I think it's so cool that he's become a part of Harry's K&N East team and co-owner in it, and he's going to get to run some races this year for their team. So I think Justin's a big influence on that whole program and he'll help it even more.

Justin's a very smart man, and in all sorts of situations, business, and let alone just being a friend I think he's going to be really fun to be around all year. He'll be on the majority of the races and someone I'll be able to go to and talk about racing or just talk about being friends.

Q. Final question is how is your test going today at Motor Mile?

RICO ABREU: It's in like five minutes when I get off the phone with you guys.

Q. Two questions, one, with racing, and one sort of about a hobby I've seen you enjoy doing. The first question is so you're planning on doing the majority of your outlaw and midget stuff and K&N?

RICO ABREU: Correct. The K&N East schedule will be my priority, and then I'll fill in sprint car and midget races around the schedule and plan on running 110 to 120 races this year like I did last year. I feel like I'm more capable of doing that with all three teams, but I'll be associated with the midgets and the sprint car and the K&N East cars.

I think the year Kyle ran the K&N East schedule he raced 130 times, so I think I'm more than capable of running 110 to 120 this year.

Q. I'm seeing a couple pictures. I also write and do photography. Is photography a hobby of yours? I've seen a couple pictures of you shooting at the Chili Bowl.

RICO ABREU: Not so much. I do enjoy nice photography pictures, but I'm not into photography or anything. I was just someone took a picture of me taking a picture.

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Harli White Makes Noise During Chili Bowl Qualifying Night Before Ending Weekend in C Main

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though her Saturday night did not go off as planned, Harli White still is pleased with her overall Chili Bowl performance that saw her advance to a 14th place finish from her 24th starting spot during her preliminary night, and also receive the Jason Leffler Elbows Up Award.

“I have to thank my entire Hard 8 Racing team for all they did for me during the Chili Bowl,” White said. “It is such a tough event, and I am pleased with how the team worked, and very thankful for all they did.”

Hitting the track for her qualifying night last Thursday, White found herself in the second row of her heat race, and soon took command of the race as she looked for valuable points.

Out in front, White made a small bobble that would cost her the lead, though she would hang on to finish third, and earn a spot in one of the evening’s qualifier races.

Lining up seventh in her qualifier, White would finish in the seventh spot, and move into one of the night’s twin B Main’s, where she would line up sixth.

From her third row starting position, White eyed the fourth and final transfer position, and was able to grab the spot, and make her way to the John Christner Trucking Night feature event.

Lining up scratch on the field, the Lindsay, OK driver was very patient as she navigated the tight confines of the Tulsa Expo Center Raceway.

Driving a very smart race, White would end her night with a 14th place finish, and earn the Jason Leffler Elbows Up award.

Lining up in the fourth row of the second Saturday night C Main event, White had bad luck from the get go, as her left rear tire went flat in the early goings of the feature event.

Hanging on all she could, White would head to the pit area under a late race caution to get a new tire, but with minimal laps remaining in the event, her Chili Bowl would come to a close with a 20th place finish.

“It was unfortunate to have bad luck on the final night, of what was a really good week for our team,” she added. “I was super excited to earn the Jason Leffler award on my preliminary night, and have to thank the RacinBoys for that. I also have to, again, thank everyone on this Hard 8 Racing team for all they do for me.”

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0.

ON TAP: White’s 2015 season will pick back up in March. Stay tuned for a release of her 2015 schedule in the coming weeks.

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

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D&B Goodyer Developments Team Ready For Huge Week of Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA- With a very big week of racing on tap this coming week, the D&B Goodyer Developments team, and driver Ian Madsen, look to rebound from a tough end to the Darley Classic in a big way.

“It was a rough way to end the Darley Classic, but this team works so hard, and we are all ready to get to work this week, in what is always a fun, and challenging week of racing.”

Following a 14th place run on Friday night, Madsen took a huge ride on Saturday night aboard his D&B Goodyer Developments/MK Excavating/Adornato Sand and Gravel entry. Though it was a hard impact, Madsen was able to escape uninjured, but it was not the way his team had hoped to end their weekend.

“We had been pretty good in Sydney up to date, so the whole weekend was a little frustrating, but that is part of the sport we all know and love,” he explained. “Darren and Belinda Goodyer have given this team the tools to succeed, so we will all be working hard to have a strong week.”

The week ahead features some very big races for Madsen and his D&B Goodyer Developments team such as the President’s Challenge, Kings Cup, and the massive 43rd Annual Grand Annual Classic.

“The Classic is one of those races you want to win, and we have been working up to this week all season,” he noted. “We are all very focused, and ready for the task at hand.”

Madsen would like to thank D&B Goodyer Developments, MK Excavating, Adornato Sand & Gravel, Watsons Express Transport, Lucas Oil, QSS Speedway Spares, Revolution Racegear, Oval Express, and Dyden Signs for their support.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-7, Wins-2, Top-5’s- 3, Top 10’s-4

ON TAP: Madsen and the D&B Goodyer Developments Team will be in action Wednesday night at Avalon for the President’s Cup, Mt. Gambier on Thursday for the Kings Challenge, and head to the Premier Speedway in Warrnambool Friday-Sunday for the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Classic.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian, make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen.

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Madsen Spectacular During Alphabet Run At Darley Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Heading to the Sydney Speedway over the weekend for the Scott Darley Classic, Kerry Madsen and his Keneric Racing team had hoped to put themselves in position to take the ‘Challenge’ on Saturday night. Madsen and company did just that, as the ‘Mad Man’ was spectacular on Friday night as he came from the C Main to win the opening night feature in dramatic fashion.

“I still cannot believe it,” Madsen quipped. “I felt like we did 100 laps on Friday night, but I love racing like that. The track was awesome, and my team gave me a fantastic racecar.”

After going out very late in time trials, Madsen’s qualifying efforts made for a long road ahead as he timed in 35th fastest. Finding himself in the C Main, Madsen worked his way into the lead aboard his Keneric Racing/American Racing entry and took the win, putting himself in the back of the B Main.

Starting in the rear of the B Main in the 17th spot, Madsen did what he does best, and thrilled the crowd, as he carved his way around the Sydney Speedway, and through the field, as he would get as high as second, where he would finish, and move into the feature event.

With the hometown crowd on his side, Madsen’s amazing performance continued in the feature event, as he went both high, and low aboard his American Racing/KPC entry on his way to the front, as he charged from the 22nd starting position.

Finding himself in the sixth spot with 17 laps still remaining in the race, all eyes were locked on Madsen, as his threat of doing the unthinkable became real.

Battling with the likes of Tim Kaeding, Brad Sweet, and James Thompson, Madsen surged into the lead with just a handful of laps remaining, to the crowd’s pleasure as they erupted.

Hitting his marks, Madsen would claim the feature event win, and put himself in a great spot for the Saturday night finale.

“This is just one of those races everyone wants to win, and I am absolutely thrilled,” Madsen said.

Back in action on Saturday night, Madsen looked to back up a very great night, and kicked the finale off by timing in 18th fastest.

Picking up his heat race win, Madsen and his team got their wish, and opted to take the “Challenge”, and start the 40-lap feature event from the 19th starting spot.

Looking to put on a show just as he did a night before, the track was just not quite in the same shape, and made things a bit more difficult.

Still, with all eyes on him, Madsen left everything he had on the speedway, as he worked his way up a few positions, and scored a 12th place finish.

“Our goal was to put ourselves in a spot to take the challenge, and we did just that,” he added. “We got out of here with a huge win, and a nice run on Saturday night, and will now focus on a very big week ahead. I just have to thank everyone at American Racing, Keneric Racing, and all those that continue to support us.”

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-7, Wins-1, Top-5’s-4, Top 10’s-4

ON TAP: Madsen and his team will now head to Mount Gambier for the Kings Callenge on Thursday night before heading to Warrnambool for the 43rd Grand Annual Classic.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Kerry Madsen, Keneric Racing, and American Racing in a variety of interactive ways-

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Instagram- @AmericanRacing

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Facebook- www.facebook.com/KenericRacing

Twitter- @KenericRacing

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Twitter- @KMR29

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RICO ABREU TO JOIN NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES EAST IN 2015 OPEN WHEEL CHAMPION COMPLETES HSCOTT MOTORSPORTS WITH JUSTIN MARKS ROSTER

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (January 20, 2015) - HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks announced today that USAC National Midget champion and open wheel standout, Rico Abreu, will join the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East team in 2015.

Abreu, 22, competed in more than 100 open-wheel races in 2014 in the United States and New Zealand. He posted 26 wins across 410 winged and non-winged sprint car, 360 winged sprints, and USAC midget competition in which he also won the national championship. Abreu most recently won the 2015 Chili Bowl Nationals last weekend.

"Joining HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks is a great opportunity for me," Abreu said. "As a full-time open-wheel driver on dirt, I'm aware that there will be a learning curve for me this season. Knowing that Harry (Scott) and Justin (Marks) have faith in me to be successful in stock cars is a great confidence boost. I'm up for the challenge and look forward to learning from my teammates and making the most out of this season."

Abreu joins teammates William Byron, JJ Haley, Scott Heckert and Dalton Sargeant to complete the roster for the newly-formed HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks five-car team. Abreu, a native of Rutherford, Calif., will compete in all 14 series events and continue to race in open wheel events across the country.

"Rico has remarkable talent and is a great fit for this organization," said co-owner Harry Scott Jr. "The addition of Rico to our stout lineup of drivers raises our level of excitement even higher going into the 2015 season."

Marks, also a co-owner of World of Outlaws sprint car team Larson Marks Racing has followed Abreu's dirt track career closely.

"Rico is a driver that has already proven to himself on so many levels in his young career," said Marks. "I can't wait to see what Rico and his fellow teammates accomplish this year in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East."

Abreu's No. 98 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East entry will be led by veteran K&N crew chief Mardy Lindley. Lindley has amassed five-career victories in three seasons, along with the 2013 K&N title with driver Dylan Kwasniewski.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season gets underway on February 15 at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway. Abreu will kick-start his experience in stock cars and on pavement by competing in the Pete Orr Memorial Super Late Model event also at New Smyrna Speedway this Saturday, February 24.

Abreu will participate in a teleconference with media members today at 11:30 am, ET. Call-in information will be released imminently.

About HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks: HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks is a full-time, multi-car NASCAR K&N Pro Series East team. Based in Mooresville, N.C., HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks is co-owned by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Xfinity Series car owner Harry Scott Jr. and entrepreneur and driver Justin Marks. Scott's recent past success as the 2-time defending car owner champion of the K&N Pro Series East brings instant credibility to the new team. HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks will continue to develop the brightest rising stars in the motorsports community. For more information on HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, please visit www.hscottmotorsports.com

 

 

Aussie Speedweek for Bell after another Chili Bowl Feature Start

Lonnie Wheatley, NORMAN, Okla. (January 20, 2015) – Little more than 72 hours after competing in his second consecutive Chili Bowl Nationals championship finale, Christopher Bell will kick off five consecutive nights of Sprint Car action on the other side of the world in Australia.

Bell battled through a record field of 326 competitors at the Chili Bowl last week to put the Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 71 Toyota-powered Midget among the 24-car starting field for Saturday night’s 55-lap finale.

Now it’s back to 410-ci Sprint Car action with the Consol Racing No. 21 for five nights that culminates with the Grand Annual SprintCar Classic at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway.

Bell arrived in Tulsa last week fresh off four consecutive top-ten runs in winged 410-ci Sprint Car Winter Heat action at Yuma’s Cocopah Speedway.

After a run to fourth in the Tuesday night VIROC (Race of Champions), the 20-year-old found himself behind the eight ball when he cut a right rear tire in his Thursday night qualifying race.

Bell bounced back with a “B” Main win and then after getting caught up in a lap two melee that collected half the feature field, the Norman, OK, native rallied from the tail of the field to post a fifth-place finish.

Beginning Saturday’s action in row two of a “B” Main before a packed house and live television audience on MavTV, Bell drove to a convincing heat race win to earn the 14th starting position for the Chili Bowl main event.

Bell was on the move early, cracking the top ten by the eighth round and setting himself up to be in contention for the win as the laps clicked off. This one wasn’t meant to be however. After a harmless turn four spin while dicing for fifth with Andrew Deal on the 22nd lap, Bell’s race came to a sudden end when he was forced to the work area with a flat right front tire.

With action resuming before the tire could be changed, Bell could only watch teammate Rico Abreu race on to Chili Bowl glory.

The fifth Chili Bowl in the books, Bell is back in action beginning Wednesday night in Australia (early Wednesday morning American time) at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway before moving on to Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway and then the three-night Grand Annual SprintCar Classic.

2015 Quick Stats: 8 races, 2 top-fives, 6 top-tens.

Next Up:

Wednesday – Avalon Raceway (Geelong, AUS)

Thursday – Borderline Speedway (Mount Gambier, AUS)

Friday, Saturday and Sunday – Premier Speedway (Warrnambool, AUS)

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

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

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

 

 

SCHEDULE CONFIRMED FOR 8TH ANNUAL DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW SET FOR MARCH 1-7, 2015 AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL

The tentative schedule for the popular eighth edition of the week long Dirt Track Heroes Show is now confirmed for 2015.

The successful event will once again begin its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall located off Route 22 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Opening day is set for Sunday, March 1st with a salute to all of the racetracks and a special emphasis on the great racing that took place at the speedways located in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, including the half mile, and both the paved and dirt versions of the larger National speedway which closed after the 2004 racing season.

The upcoming show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 7th. In announcing the schedule Bob Miller stated, "We have enjoyed a great run with this show and while there is a few tweaks here and there, the schedule will pretty much be in sync with what we have done in the past. We have worked out a schedule aiming to be fan, driver, sponsor and organization friendly and once again look forward to great show in Phillipsburg." Miller further added, "The solid support from the fans and all of the historical racing groups and current day speedways has made the event a special occasion for all of us involved with the production of this great show."

The Phillipsburg, New Jersey based IRCO Community Federal Credit Union will once again be an associate sponsor and play a large part in the Dirt Track Heroes Show. IRCO Vice President Greg Collins, who is also the noted historian of the long shuttered Harmony Speedway, remarked, "As I always tell the many fans who come out for the show, for me it is living the dream as the cars and the stars who come out for the show are and remain my heroes and IRCO is are proud to be associated with this great show." Collins further stated, "The enthusiasm and energy for the show is huge and the Phillipsburg Mall is an excellent location for the IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show."

The Phillipsburg Mall has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will once again offer many varieties of new and vintage race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the Mall for the duration of the show's run. The seven previous shows have brought out race cars from all divisions of motorsports filling the Mall space as the past, present and future of racing have been highlighted in a week long show celebrating the love each of us has found in attending races and meeting so many wonderful people associated with the sport. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to flock to the show to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall for the upcoming eighth edition of the show. This event is truly a Mall favorite and one of the leading attractions, continuously drawing outstanding crowds and successful events promoter Bob Miller and his wife Donna spearhead the hard working staff of individuals responsible for the continued success of the show.

The restored race cars represent racing's past or what many race fans refer to as the "Golden Era" of auto racing. The great spirit of the event takes the great fan base of the event back to a special time in their lives when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement and spectacle of a night at the races. Some of the cars in attendance will be original works, some of the race cars are replicars of famous cars re-created to look much like the racers the legendary drivers drove to glory at one of the many speedways that hosted racing events. The great cars and the preserved memories gain far more impact when the fans have the opportunity to chat with many of the legendary drivers who will be making special appearances at the Mall during the week long event. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

Current day race cars are displayed by race teams to gain fan exposure and interest for themselves and their sponsors and create the "buzz" for the mall walkers to visit a race track in their immediate area. The cars are displayed to also exhibit the new and changing technology associated with racing and with the many restored race cars on site, depicts the evolution of the many eras of racing ingenuity. The fans can visit the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show and on any given night, meet the guys and gal drivers who pilot these four-wheel high-powered race cars. Many race tracks participate in this event as a way to distribute their yearly racing schedules for the upcoming season and to meet and greet their loyal fans and hopefully win over some new fans to attend racing events at their respective facilities. The show remains free to the public as it has been since first landing at the Phillipsburg Mall eight years ago.

In previous events, cars on display included big block and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, all divisions of Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, all divisions of Sprint Cars, Slingshots, Stage One Modifieds, X-Cel Modifieds, Late Models, SpeedSTRS, Go-Karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. New Egypt, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Action Track USA, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2015 edition of the show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the area and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many of the youngsters will be giving their first ever interviews to a large crowd.

For the eighth consecutive year, former Gasoline Alley show hosts Ed and Steve Pados will host the nightly events and interviews along with longtime racing personality Bobby Stull and former Lake Mocatek Speedway co-announcer Justin Beltrame.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at: 443 513 4456, via e-mail at: TOTH98@aol.com<mailto:TOTH98@aol.com> or at their website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com<http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com>. Entry forms are available for those wishing to display their race cars.

Eighth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show 2015 Schedule of Events (Tentative)

Sunday- March 1 - (Starting at 1:00) - Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Highlighting Nazareth and Nazareth National Speedways and all tracks in the Tri State area

Second Show- (Immediately following Interviews)- VRP Shock Seminar and Demonstration with Vince Valeriano.

Monday- March 2 - (6:30 PM) - Saluting Action Track USA, Borger's Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, X-Cel 600 Modifieds, Oreville Karts

Tuesday- March 3 - (6:30 PM)- Saluting the "Stars of Tomorrow" featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Oaklane, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State Quarter Midget Clubs

Wednesday- March 4 - (6:30 PM) - Saluting Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway, Mahoning Speedway

Thursday- March 5- (6:30) Saluting New Egypt, Bridgeport Speedway, Grandview Speedway, Big Diamond Raceway

Friday - March 6 - (1st Show (4 p.m.) - Special Edition "The Legends of Racing" with many Legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate and saluting the Reading Fairgrounds Historical Racing Society

Second Show- (6:30 PM) Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, ATQMRA, ARDC Midgets, TSRS and CRSA Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

Saturday - March 7 - (1:00) --Special Tribute to Gerald Chamberlain-Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society. Harmony Speedway and Nazareth Speedways

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. - *Schedule subject to change

 

 

ARDC IS REPRESENTED WELL AT 29TH CHILI BOWL

The 29th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl is history.

The American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC), the oldest race sanctioning organization in the country, was well represented at the Chili Bowl competition held in Tulsa, OK.

Four drivers with strong ties to ARDC raced in the A Mains on their qualifying nights. Six drivers won qualifying events throughout the week. With a record number of entries reaching well over the three hundred mark this year, qualifying spots were at a premium on every day of the competition.

Both Milford, NJ driver, Nick Wean and Collegeville, PA driver, Alex Bright won their heat races during Tuesday night's qualifying. Both drivers advanced to the Tuesday night A Main on their passing points, starting 9th and 14th respectively. Wean got caught up in an on track incident and tried to return to the rear of the field after some hasty repairs but his re-entry was blocked by another competitor. Wean finished 21st. Bright rebounded from restarting at the rear of the field to finish twelfth at the checkered flag.

Tyler Brehm, in his second Chili Bowl competition, reached the B Main on Tuesday night. 2014 ARDC Champion, Steven Drevicki raced to a third place finish in the D Main, missing a start in the C Main by just one spot. Ryan Greth was unable to complete the C Main after being involved in a multi-car incident.

Brenden Bright and Shawn Jackson saw competition on Wednesday night. Bright starts out the night with a win in his heat race. Jackson has a rough night, getting caught up in an incident just before the checkered flag in his heat race and then flipping during the running of his qualifier. He will come back and try again on Saturday.

Bright makes the A Main on passing points, starting 16th on the grid. He races home in 11th at the checkered flag after restarting in the rear after the first caution.

Thursday action had PJ Garigulo, Steve Buckwalter, Danny Stratton and Chili Bowl rookie, Tommy Kunsman see qualifying action. Gargiulo and Kunsman both race in the C Mains but neither one is able to advance. Buckwalter and Stratton pick up win in their qualifying heats. Stratton completes qualifying with the most passing points of the night and starts on the pole of the A Main. Buckwalter runs into trouble during his A Main qualifier and is unable to advance.

Stratton leads the first four laps the A Main and finishes sixth at the wave of the checkered.

On the final night of qualifying, Jim Radney and John Heydenreich compete as Curt Michael and Jamie Spears make their first Chili Bowl appearances.

John Heydenreich, the winner of the 1990 Chili Bowl, competed in the Race of Champions event on Tuesday night but was an early retiree after drawing the pole for the start of the twenty lap race.

Curt Michael picks up a win in a C Main and Jamie Spears runs second in his C Main to advance to the B Mains. All four drivers race the B Mains on Friday night but no one is able to move on to the main event of the night.

Saturday is know as Alphabet Soup as the qualifiers run through the alphabet.

Shawn Jackson advances from the M Main to run the L Main. Steven Drevicki races in the L and completes his Chili Bowl competition. Tommy Kunsman's Chili Bowl experience ends with a run in a K Main. Ryan Greth starts in the K Main and then advances to the J and then the I before his day is complete. PJ Gargiulo races in the J Main with Jim Radney in the H Main. Jamie Spears and Steve Buckwalter race in the I Mains but both are involved in on track incidents and do not advance.

Tyler Brehm and Curt Michael pick up twelfth place finishes in the E Mains. Nick Wean finishes twelfth in his D Main.

After leading all the way to lap ten, Brenden Bright has his Chili Bowl hopes end in the C Main with engine problems. Alex Bright finishes twelfth in the same race after receiving damage in the early laps.

Danny Stratton races in the first B Main and is in a qualifying spot when contact is made and Stratton ends up against the wall and upside down.

Saturday was a rough day for the ARDC competitors but much was accomplished during the week of action. It's time to start preparing for next year!

 

 

FANS AND RACERS DIG DEEP FOR GARRY COLEMAN AND HIS MOTORSPORT MINISTRY

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

January 20, 2015

$13,975.45 was raised for Garry Coleman OAM’s Motorsport Ministry (MSM) on Saturday night during the Scott Darley Challenge at Valvoline Raceway as generous fans and racers alike joined in the mission to raise funds for the remarkable man and his chaplains across Australia.

Nominated by the Darley Family as the charity of focus for the Scott Darley Challenge over the weekend “Motor Racing Ministries – SCA” offer a wide variety of critical emotional, physical and spiritual services to motorsport racers and their greater family and friends network in their times of need.

Spectators dug deep on Saturday night as racers Daniel Sayre, Toby Bellbowen, Brooke Tatnell, Sam Walsh, Michaela Dumesny, Max Johnston, Jackson Delamont and Trevor Green (apologies to anyone not listed here) carried their helmets around the grounds during a break in the racing.

Roddy Bellbowen generously auctioned off the main and front wings from his Scott Darley tribute car he raced for the weekend after the main event on the Saturday night.

“I’m very grateful to Paul Jeffery from Vortex wings who made the donation of the wing for the auction possible, and also Ray from PASS Powdercoating, Max Dumesny Motorsports and my Dad Rod Bowen for their generosity with the Scotty car,” explained Roddy.

West Australians Sean Carren (Goldstar Transport) and Trent Pigdon (Pigdon Portables) successfully bid for the top and front wings between them for over $3,500 collectively.

The grateful race fan who pocketed $6,500 in the 50/50 raffle also generously donated $1000 of his winnings towards the cause.

Almost $10,000 was raised from generous race fans and teams on the night with the helmets – including a generous donation from the Sprintcar Association of NSW.

“It’s so humbling,” conceded an emotional Garry Coleman, “to first be nominated by the Darley Family and then have the speedway public and the racers respond like this proves to be yet again what a wonderful family Speedway really is. These resources will go a long way towards our costs associated with travel, phone calls, conferences and generally reaching a broader percentage of our calling. I can’t thank everyone enough on behalf us all.”

Valvoline Raceway salutes the teams and the fans for their incredible support on Saturday night…

 

 

Scelzi Slowed by Rough Luck During Breakout Performance at Chili Bowl

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 19, 2015) - Dominic Scelzi would swallow a horseshoe right now to find an ounce of luck.

Unfortunately, Scelzi was derailed by bad last week during a strong outing at the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. Scelzi, who was driving for Cole Wood Racing, was in the midst of a breakout performance out of a record of more than 325 drivers at the premier midget event when a piece of dirt undid everything.

"I sound like a broken record," he said. "On Tuesday night we had the fastest car on the race track. It was unbelievable. I couldn't do anything wrong. It was just perfect and then we ran into bad luck."

Scelzi kicked off the event on Tuesday by charging from fifth to second place in his heat race and maneuvering from fifth to third place in a qualifier, which locked him into the 30-lap feature starting eighth.

"We drove up to fifth and on a restart I got tight and got over the cushion," he said. "I fell back to seventh or eighth and drove back up into the top five. The yellow comes out and I'm coasting around trying to figure out how I can get in the top three and they told me to go in to the work area because I had a tire going flat. I couldn't feel it. I guess when you have a flat tire they black flag you."

Scelzi was forced into the work area and the race resumed without him being able to change the tire that was low on air.

"It turns out the left rear bleeder hose was ripped out by a dirt clod," he said.

That relegated Scelzi to a D Main during Saturday's finale.

"The track was really, really slick with a huge cushion," he said. "It was about eight or nine inches tall. A lot of the guys who went up there went backwards. I was really tight and I couldn't get my car freed up to run the top. I was running seventh on the last restart. I just decided I was going to sail it in up top."

The move worked as Scelzi used the top groove to propel himself to a third-place finish, which transferred him into the back of a C Main. He then rallied from 17th to eighth to close the event.

"In the C Main I just went everywhere," he said. "The car was so fast. I was passing two or three cars a lap. Basically wherever they weren't, I was driving it as fast and hard as I could. We didn't get a yellow until about four laps to go. I got it up to eighth and that was as much time as I had.

"It gave me a ton of confidence going there and running one of the best cars setup-wise I have driven. I can't thank Tim Clauson enough for working on the cars and Cole Wood Racing for the opportunity."

Scelzi will make his season debut in a sprint car March 4-5 at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 13 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 2 (5); Qualifier: 3 (5); Feature: DNF (8).

Jan. 17 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - D Main: 3 (10); C Main: 8 (17).

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

UP NEXT -

March 4-5 at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Dominic's Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Elk Grove Ford

Elk Grove Ford is a leading Ford dealership located in Elk Grove, Calif. For more information about the business or how to purchase a vehicle from Elk Grove Ford, visit http://www.ElkGroveFord.com.

"Matt Wood and the entire Wood family are a huge part of the success of Elk Grove Ford and I appreciate them believing in me and giving me the opportunities they have given me," Scelzi said.

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

 

 

Kevin Swindell Rallies for Sixth Straight Top-Two Finish at Chili Bowl

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 19, 2015) - Kevin Swindell continued an amazing feat last weekend when he recorded a top-two finish during the famed Chili Bowl for the sixth consecutive year.

Swindell outlasted an event record of more than 325 drivers to score a runner-up result on Saturday to cap the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals at the Tulsa Expo Raceway inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

"Once you win four years in a row there isn't much else to go there for other than to win," he said. "Just like last year we had the car to beat again and didn't have the breaks. Everything went right for four years and just not the last two years. It's just staying out of somebody else's mistake and eliminating as many of yours as possible. We had a couple of each this year."

Swindell opened the event last Tuesday by advancing from 14th to sixth place during the 20-lap Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions. He continued to move forward from the start of his Chili Bowl preliminary night on Thursday.

Swindell maneuvered from third to second place in his heat race and he was leading his qualifier when the airbox came off the car. That caused a caution and officials moved Swindell to the back for the restart with a handful of laps remaining.

"I'm not sure if it bounced wrong on the cushion one lap or what happened," he said. "(The track) was a little rough in that qualifier. The way those sit so low it could have been a piece of the cushion came up. There was no one to blame for it."

He rebounded to finish fifth in the qualifier, which relegated him to a B Main. Swindell won the consolation race to transfer into the back of the main event. However, he was caught up in an early crash that sent him to the work area with a flat right front tire.

Swindell spent the remainder of the 30-lap feature battling from the back and with the help of a caution in the closing laps, he mounted a late bid to score the third-and-final lock-in position for Saturday's main event. It also earned him the Hard Charger Award.

"That was big," he said. "Luckily we got that one caution at the end to bunch everybody back up and it allowed me to sneak through there and get to third. You don't want to have to run those B Mains on Saturday. It just eliminates the chance of anymore mistakes or things you can't control."

Swindell lined up on the outside of the fifth row for the 55-lap feature on Saturday, but he was once again involved in a crash early. The collision bent the right front shock and it forced Swindell to restart at the back.

Just like during his preliminary night, Swindell rallied from the rear of the field toward the front. He was up to fourth during a caution with 17 laps remaining before he made a late push for the lead.

"On that last restart I was third and (Andrew) Deal didn't get going very well and let Rico (Abreu) get way out," he said. "I had to ease through the slick to get by him. By the time I cleared him to second Rico was nearly a half a lap ahead. I was inching back to him, but he didn't make too many mistakes. I biked once pretty good and gave up about half of what I gained in those laps. I was struggling to get off turn two with that shock being bent. I got back to him coming to the white flag, but didn't have a run."

Swindell finished second for the second straight year after winning four consecutive Chili Bowl Nationals.

"It always sucks to get beat," he said. "We'll go back next year and try again. I think we're the car to beat and I look forward to the 2016 Chili Bowl."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 13 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Race of Champions: 6 (14).

Jan. 15 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 2 (3); Qualifier: 5 (2); B Main: 1 (3); Feature: 3 (18).

Jan. 17 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Feature: 2 (10).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SwindellMotorsports.citymaker.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - John Christner Trucking

Established in 1986, John Christner Trucking has grown into a giant in the trucking industry. For more information, visit http://www.JohnChristner.com.

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

Swindell would also like to thank Mike Curb and Curb Records, Spike, Esslinger, Big Game Treestands, Aggressive Hydraulics, Rossie Feed & Grain, South Bay Partners, Arai Helmets, Racing Optics, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Restas.com, J. Davidson Scrap Metal, RPM Truck & Trailer and all of the various sponsors for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Johnson Happy Following Improvement in Return to Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 19, 2015) - Chase Johnson is beaming following his return to the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.

Johnson made the main event during his preliminary night at the premier midget event inside the River Spirit Expo Center last week when he drove for Cole Wood Racing for the second straight year.

"It was awesome," he said. "I think it was a big step. All of the returning drivers, including myself, improved and the results showed that. It was a positive experience and we had a lot of growth. It was a better year with a lot of improvement from the first year. I felt like I had driven that car for 30 races the first day I hopped in it. I felt so comfortable."

Johnson kicked off the event, which featured a record entry list of more than 325 drivers, by advancing from third to second place in his heat race last Friday at the Tulsa Expo Raceway.

"The heat race went really well," he said. "It was pretty cool to run with Cory Kruseman and to hold off Daryn Pittman at the end of the heat. Those are two guys I really look up to."

That locked Johnson into a qualifier, which he started on the pole.

"Those qualifiers are so tough," he said. "I had to put my elbows up and try to get out in front as quickly as I could. Two guys got around us, but it still gave us some great finishing points and was enough to put us in the feature."

His third-place result coupled with the heat race finish placed Johnson 15th in overall points to earn a spot into the main event. He lined up on the inside of the eighth row for the 30-lap feature.

"The main event was going great," he said. "The car was handling awesome. We were rolling around in the back early on. There was a lot of traffic. The first 15 laps went green and it definitely made it hard because I started 15th. When everyone gets spread out it's hard to get around a lot of guys. You really have to have cautions to pick off guys one at a time.

"We had the brakes go away and after that we went a lap down. I just fell backwards. There wasn't much I could have done without brakes so we limped to the finish."

Johnson ended with a 22nd-place result, which relegated him to a D Main during Saturday's finale.

"I was feeling really good and confident," he said. "Three out of the four team cars were in the D Main. Me and Cole worked our way into transfer spots and I was sitting in the fifth position when a caution came out with about five laps remaining. On the restart a driver three cars ahead of me hit the cone. When the yellow came out they told me to go to the back because they thought I was the guy who hit the cone, which was a complete bummer. I didn't have enough time to get back into a transfer spot that I was in."

Johnson finished with an 11th-place result after being forced to restart last.

"I want to say thanks to the Wood family for giving me the opportunity and thanks to Tim Clauson for setting up the cars," he said. "He gave me a rocket ship every time I went out."

Johnson is scheduled to start his sprint car season March 13-14 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 16 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 2 (3); Qualifier: 3 (1); Feature: 22 (15).

Jan. 17 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - D Main: 11 (9).

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

UP NEXT -

March 13-14 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL -

Johnson has new red, black or gray t-shirts and hoodies for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes in this season. T-shirts are $20 each and hoodies are $35 apiece.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Newman Freeman Racing

During the 1976 auto racing season, actor Paul Newman became interested in forming a professional auto racing team and contacted Bill Freeman from Santa Barbara. Freeman is credited as the man who introduced Newman to professional auto racing management and their company specialized in Can-Am, Indy Cars and other high performance racing automobiles.

"The reason Paul Newman got into racing was because of a guy named Bill Freeman," Johnson said. "Bill hasn't really been involved in racing since Paul's death so we really appreciate his support and partnership."

Johnson would also like to thank Johnny Franklin's Mufflers, PitStopUSA.com, Shifty Illusions, Napa Auto Parts, Flowmaster, Don's Truck Repair, VSR, Fast Lube Plus, K&N Filters, Oroville Cycle, I-Wear Graphix, Driven Raceway, Nor-Cal Transmission, Justin Henry Racing and Chevron Pro-Gas for their continued support.

 

 

Bright Earns "C" at Chili Bowl, Announces New Ride for 2015 Season

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 19, 2015) - The 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals was filled with ups and downs for Alex Bright, who opened the event last Tuesday with his preliminary night at Tulsa Expo Raceway inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

Bright, who was piloting a midget for Mike Heffner, won his heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. He then finished where he started - third - in a qualifier to accumulate enough points to lock into the 30-lap main event, which he started on the outside of the seventh row.

"We definitely had a top-three car if not one that could challenge for the win," he said. "I got up to seventh and got caught up in a wreck. I went to the back and got back to ninth and got caught up in another wreck. With four or five laps to go I came from the back and got up to 12th. It's the Chili Bowl. There's a lot of wrecks so I salvaged what I could."

Bright's 12th-place result relegated him to a C Main on Saturday during the finale after a record of more than 325 drivers competed in preliminary action.

"Even the C Mains get stacked on Saturday," he said. "You have to be on par with everything. We misread the track and just missed the setup. I had to play it safe and hold on to sixth, which I was trying to do. About Lap 3 someone hooked my rear bumper. I almost spun, but saved it and when I came back on the track another car hit me and bent the nerf bar into the right rear tire. The car was really inconsistent after that."

Bright maintained his position just outside of a transfer spot for a majority of the race before a late caution left him with the choice to pit, replace the tire and restart at the back or stay on the track.

"I knew I wasn't going to come from 15th to sixth, but I had a chance to move from ninth to sixth if a couple of cars wrecked," he said. "I knew I wasn't going to pass the guys in front of me with how the car was though."

Bright stayed on the track and didn't catch a break in the closing laps. He ended ninth in the C Main.

On a positive note, Bright announced a new opportunity during the Chili Bowl. He will be teaming up with Shane Hmiel to pilot a Great Clips sponsored midget in 2015.

"The plan is to run for POWRi points and fill in with the USAC races," Bright said. "We're going to be aiming for the POWRi championship. I'm really excited to be a part of such a great opportunity with Shane Hmiel and Levi Jones as my crew chief."

Bright's next race is slated for Feb. 19-21 at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., where he will drive a micro sprint.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 13 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 1 (2); Qualifier: 3 (3); Feature: 12 (14).

Jan. 17 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - C Main: 9 (4).

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Feb. 19-21 at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla.

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexBright77

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Heffner Racing Enterprises

Heffner Racing Enterprises is owned by Mike Heffner, who has fielded sprint cars for several racing legends.

"I really need to thank him for putting together a brand new car to run at the Chili Bowl," Bright said. "Mike's such a nice guy and an awesome car owner. For him to get in midget racing even though he has a full sprint car team is awesome."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Shark Racing Benefit Held This Saturday at New Oxford Social Pavilion

Inside Line Promotions - HANOVER, Pa. (Jan. 19, 2015) - The Sixth annual Sharkfest benefit is set for this Saturday.

The event to support Shark Racing drivers Jacob Allen and Logan Schuchart will be held at the New Oxford Social Pavilion in New Oxford, Pa., from 5-11 p.m. There will be raffle prizes, games, a cornhole tournament, a DJ and a live auction. All proceeds will be utilized to keep Shark Racing on the road with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

"We really appreciate all of the people who support it," Schuchart said. "My mom and family puts a lot of hard work into this. My grandpa loves to race and he works his butt off. It's a great deal and a fun time. We look forward to seeing everybody for a great night."

Live auction items include a 1988-89 top wing panel from Bobby Allen's sprint car; wing panels from Jacob Allen and Schuchart's first season with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series; a wing panel from Steve Kinser's sprint car; a Donny Schatz gold colored front wing from the 2010 Knoxville Nationals; a four-man, one-day waterfowl hunt including lodging in Sacket Harbor, N.Y. on Lake Ontario; catering from Bike Mike's Crabhouse; and pit beef from C&P Farms among other items.

One of the highlighted raffle prizes is a VIZIO 42" 1080p HDTV among an assortment of great gifts.

Additionally, the TV show "Pit Pass" will be on site taking video and conducting interviews.

Tickets for the event are available at Big Mike's Crabhouse or by emailing MNewman7977@yahoo.com or DanaLAllen1s@gmail.com.

SEASON STATS -

JACOB ALLEN: 5 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

LOGAN SCHUCHART: 5 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 2 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Feb. 11-15 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the DIRTcar Nationals with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Shark1s.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharkRacing1s

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shark-Racing/561570593854948

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT -

Shark Racing would also like to thank Marty Thompson Investments, Don Ott Racing Engines, Triple X Race Co., Pell's Tire Service, Rich Fogle and Son, Newman's Towing & Recovery, AO Designs, CnB Chubby, Bobby Allen's Speedway 94, Restas.com, DMI Rear Ends, YourAutoSourceInc.com, Moose Blocks, Bell Helmets, Wilwood Brakes, Silpada Sterling Silver Jewelry, Wings Unlimited, Joe Bear Joan and Michael Palumbo for their continued support.

"Every sponsor we have is a big deal to us," Bobby Allen said. "We value their partnership, which helps us get from race track to race track. Every person who has helped us is a part of the team."

 

 

Dunlap Performance Slowed by Lack of Luck at Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 19, 2015) - Dunlap Performance was on the wrong end of the luck stick last weekend during the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.

"This has always been a tough event and it got even tougher this year will all of the entries," said Brian Dunlap, who co-owns Dunlap Performance with his father, Mike. "The tougher the race becomes the harder it makes me want to work to ensure success in that building going forward. You have to approach the week with your best foot forward and hope luck is on your side. Unfortunately we struggled in the luck department this year and that has us fired up even more to go back next year and redeem ourselves."

The premier midget event kicked off last Wednesday at Tulsa Expo Raceway with rookie Cale Thomas being caught up in a crash on the start of his heat race. Thomas flipped after colliding with the frontstretch wall, which ended his night early.

"Luck in the heat races seemed to be even more crucial this year than in the past," Dunlap said. "Cale was making a move on the high side that would have set us up perfect for the rest of the night and unfortunately when the car to his inside moved up the track real-estate became a premium and forced Cale into the outside wall. The chassis Cale was in took a couple of hard hits and needed repair after the accident. Fortunately Sawyer Chassis in Tulsa was able to help us get everything fixed the next morning. I can't thank the Sawyers enough for not only dropping everything to fix it, but also doing such a beautiful job on the repair."

Two days later Danny Jennings was also involved in an early incident during his preliminary night heat race, which left him unable to finish the race.

"Danny was running third when the car behind him climbed his left rear tire cutting it down and taking out a header," Dunlap said. "We were in a position to make the transfer out of Friday night's D Main when we lost a crank trigger causing us to finish one spot out. This year I noticed more that once you fell behind the eight ball it was harder to overcome than in the past."

Jennings closed the night with a third-place finish in a D Main.

The team returned to the River Spirit Expo Center for the finale on Saturday, when Thomas rallied from 12th to fifth place in the N Main before being unable to finish an M Main. Jennings advanced from sixth to second place in an L Main and from 14th to 11th in a K Main.

"Even a week filled with bad luck in Tulsa is still a fun one," Dunlap said. "We got to spend time with a lot of people we only see maybe once or twice a year. Fortunately none of the damage to the cars was extensive and we have something to build on going forward. We are in the process of going through everything now and looking at schedules to see what outdoor shows may be in the cards for us this year.

"I want to thank both Danny and Cale for wheeling our cars this year. Both of them and their families were awesome to be around and work with all week. When the chips were down everyone jumped in to help and our pit area had a real family atmosphere."

QUICK RESULTS -

CALE THOMAS : Jan. 14 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: DNF (2); D Main: DNS (-);

Jan. 17 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - N Main: 5 (12); M Main: DNF (15).

DANNY JENNINGS : Jan. 16 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: DNF (3); D Main: 3 (6).

Jan. 17 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - L Main: 2 (6); K Main: 11 (14).

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Engler Machine & Tool, Inc.

Established in 1980, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., builds fuel injection systems, custom made pulling chassis, gears, shafts, specialty CNC products, racing engines and some custom machining. For more information, visit http://www.EnglerMachine.com.

"Engler Machine has been a huge help with our injection and fuel system," Dunlap said. "Tim Engler not only builds the trickest, most beautiful fuel injection on the market, but he also knows fuel systems inside and out. >From the time our cars fire off we know that he has us dialed in on fuel. We can't thank him enough for all of the support he has given us."

Dunlap Performance would also like to thank ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Arizona Sports Shirts, FK Rod Ends, DMI Rear Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Astro Titanium, Race Bumper.com, KSE Power Steering and Wilwood Brakes for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Baughman Shifting Focus to Sprint Car Season Following Rough Chili Bowl

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 19, 2015) - Josh Baughman is excited to focus on the start of the sprint car season following a disappointing Chili Bowl.

Baughman, who was driving for Andrew Felker Racing, ended the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals last weekend at Tulsa Expo Raceway inside the River Spirit Expo Center by spinning out in a G Main on Saturday.

"We spun out passing for the lead in the G Main," he said. "I really don't know what happened. I got to his door and it was either hit him or spin out. We were definitely better than last year. I think this year going into next year's Chili Bowl we are going to run a couple of races with Andrew that way we have more laps."

The event started out promising for Baughman, who advanced from seventh to fifth place during his heat race on Thursday's preliminary competition. He then placed ninth in a qualifier, which relegated him toward the back of a B Main.

"In the qualifier it was pretty narrow and we weren't able to get many cars," he said. "We went into the B Main and it was a mess. I think that's the longest race I've been in in my life. Guys were running over each other on the starts and we were behind them all. We had to spin to avoid crashing a couple of times. Then we had a fuel leak so we had to pull off."

Baughman capped his preliminary night with an 11th-place result in the consolation race.

The focus now shifts toward the start of the sprint car season, which is slated to begin Feb. 19-21 at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the Ronald Laney Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

"Now I'm back in my comfort zone," he said. "I'm just happy to get back in a winged car where we can continue our momentum from 2014."

Baughman is coming off a career-best season with two feature victories, six top fives and 15 top 10s.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 15 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 5 (7); Qualifier: 9 (10); B Main: 11 (11).

Jan. 17 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - G Main: 13 (1).

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Feb. 19-21 at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the Ronald Laney Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Energy Equipment Co.

Headquartered in Midland, Texas, Energy Equipment Co. is a family-owned company, which has gained a reputation for competitive pricing and customer service. Its qualified staff members have more than 30 years of experience in the gas compression industry. For more information, visit http://www.EnergyEquipmentCo.com.

"Energy Equipment has been on board the last couple of years," Baughman said. "They help me out quite a bit and I really appreciate their support."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Beierle Thwarted by Brake Issues During Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 19, 2015) - Andee Beierle couldn't catch a break - or brake - last weekend at the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.

Beierle, who was driving a midget for Daum Motorsports, lost her brakes during the heat race on Thursday's preliminary night.

"I didn't have any brakes in my heat," she said. "It was really hard to pass and stay competitive when there were no brakes. You have to have brakes to stay on the bottom. It was kind of the luck of the draw literally with the draw and that the car wasn't on point."

Beierle, who started last in a heat race, finished with a seventh-place result. That relegated her to a D Main, where brake issues forced her to miss a transfer spot by one position.

"Chili Bowl could have gone a lot better, but I'm sure a lot of people are saying that right now," she said. "There's a lot of luck involved. Chili Bowl didn't end up how I wanted it to, but I guess sometimes things can't be helped."

Her focus now shifts back to college for the next couple of months before the sprint car season begins on April 18 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

"We're going to try to run the full season in a 360 and try to hit other 360 shows throughout the Midwest," she said. "We're going to try to get as many shows as we can in a 360 this summer."

Beierle competed at the famed half-mile oval last year in the 305ci division. This year will mark her first time racing in a 360.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 15 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 7 (7); D Main: 3 (1).

SEASON STATS -

1 race, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

UP NEXT -

April 18 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AndeeBeierleRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/A_B_Racing41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Northern Coatings, Inc.

Northern Coatings Inc. (NCI) management has more than 75 years of combined experience in the industrial painting and sandblasting industry. Located in Bismarck, N.D., NCI has earned the reputation for high-quality workmanship and outstanding customer relations. For more information, visit http://www.NCIPainting.com.

"Everyone at Northern Coatings, Inc. is extremely professional and efficient in their work," Beierle said. "They always exceed expectations and I can't thank them enough for the support."

Beierle would also like to thank Lone Mountain Truck Leasing, Arienco, Inc., Simple Website Creations and IETF for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Near Misses for Reidy

Close but not close enough was the best way to sum up Danny Reidy’s performance throughout last weekend’s Scott Darley Challenge at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway.

On both nights, the NQ # 5 Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs supported Maxim driver missed a direct transfer into the feature race by a single position.

“It was a tough weekend, where we were strong, but we just weren’t strong enough,” Reidy said, who had earlier in time trials qualified in 24th and 23rd place respectively.

“We were to close transferring on both nights in the heat races, but we just fell short.”

On both nights, Reidy had to attempt to qualify into the feature race via the B main, where he finished eighth on night one and then came up one spot shy on the second night with a fifth-place finish.

Reidy is now on his way down south, where he will contest the King’s Challenge this Thursday night at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway (SA), and then the Grand Annual Classic at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway (Vic) on the Saturday and Sunday night.

“I always look forward to the Grand Annual Classic, because it’s pretty much our own version of the Knoxville Nationals,” Reidy commented.

“The goal for the weekend is to firstly qualify strongly in time trials and then move forward in our heat races, and hopefully that is going to be good enough to lock in a spot into the feature race on the Sunday night.”

Reidy would like to thank Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs, P&M Motor Body Repairs, Inglis Race Engines, and Mako Sunglasses, for their 2014-15 season support.

To find out more about Reidy, check him out on Facebook by searching Danny Reidy Racing.

 

 

Chili Bowl Ends and 2015 Begins

Dupo, IL (January 19, 2015) After a rough preliminary night, Shannon and her McQueen Racing team were poised and ready to improve on their Chili Bowl results. Based on her Tuesday night C-main finish, Shannon lined up fourth in Saturday’s first K-main event. At the end of the ten lap event, Shannon finished third and transferred into the J-main, where she would line up a few spots behind teammate Amber Balcaen. Similar to the K-main, Shannon would have ten laps to try to come from the back of the field into the top four in order to continue racing. At the end of the ten lap race, Shannon came up one spot short and finished in fifth position, thereby ending her 2015 Chili Bowl. Although the results weren’t quite as good as the team hoped, Shannon and her team had a great week spending time with fans and longtime supporters. McQueen Racing would like to thank everyone that made competing at this year’s Chili Bowl possible - Lucas Oil Products, Simpson Race Products, Eibach Springs, DMI, Rod End Supply, K&N Filters, Advanced Racing Suspensions, MPD, Ruth Engineering, Jet-Hot Performance Coatings, Butler Built Seating Systems, Schoenfeld Headers, American Fabrication, West Evans Motorsports,EsslingerRacing Engines by Duane McQueen, Dale’s 81 Electric, Red Rock Mortgage, American Southwest Mortgage Corp, Hoosier Tire, Quantum Counseling LLC, Modern Outlaw Apparel Company, MurfDogMotorworks, Carter Custom Finishes LLC, Ridin’ Dirty, Mud-X, and RC4Less. Shannon will now have a short break and be back on the track March 5th at Las Vegas with her VanMeter Racing sprint car team. Stay tuned to Facebook and Twitter for the release of Shannon’s full 2015 schedule very soon. Shannon McQueen www.shannonmcqueen.com Facebook - Shannon McQueen Racing Twitter - @S_McQueenRacing

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Weaver Adds New Sponsor, Crew Chief in Preparation for Season on ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - WOODWARD, Okla. (Jan. 19, 2015) - This year is set up to be a big one for Jordan Weaver.

Widow Wax has joined the team as a primary sponsor for Weaver, who will chase the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour for the first time.

"I've always wanted to do it and now that we have Widow Wax on board the time is right," she said. "We want to represent them well and the way to do that is to go on the ASCS National Tour."

Weaver will kick off the year Feb. 19-21 at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the Ronald Laney Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. It will be the first of many new states she will compete in.

"I haven't raced there, but we're excited to announce that Jimmy Jones is our new crew chief," she said. "Jimmy has a lot of experience and he's been to most of the tracks so we're not going there totally blind. I think it's going to be really good for the team. I think the cars will be on point every time we hit the race track. I'm really excited he will be with us."

Weaver will compete at more than two dozen tracks in 14 states with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in addition to the season opener in Florida.

"The goal is to be consistent," she said. "It's my first time running the ASCS National Tour. We're expecting some top fives and maybe get a win."

Weaver said she will also race in a variety of regional races.

"We are taking on a lot in 2015, but with the help of Widow Wax and Jimmy Jones I think we will grow each week as a team," she said. "I'm looking forward to the first green flag so we can get rolling."

UP NEXT -

Feb. 19-21 at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the Ronald Laney Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JordanWeaver92

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JordanWeaverRacing92

APPAREL -

Weaver has t-shirts for sale at her race trailer during each event she competes in this season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Widow Wax

Widow Wax works closely with paint manufacturers and other OEM suppliers to develop some of the most advanced detailing products in the marketplace. Widow Wax provides superior detailing products that enhance the beauty and extended life of automotive surfaces to maximize value and driving pleasure. Widow Wax is fully committed to manufacture these products with the environment in mind, striving to offer products that are safe for customers and the environment. For more information, visit http://www.WidowWax.com.

"We are really excited that Widow Wax came on board for 2015," Weaver said. "I use their products on my vehicles and not only is everything top notch, it's also safe for the environment."

Weaver would also like to thank A2Z Oilfield Services, FK Rod Ends, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, ASI Racing Engines, Ron Miller Motor Company, Simpson Race Products and Arrowhead Oilfield Services for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

SPEED SPORT Productions'Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdownfrom Cocopah Speedway to air on MAVTV

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -Race fans wanting to get a racing-fix prior to the start of Florida Speedweeks will be able to do so when MAVTV airs coverage of the inaugural Winter Heat Showdown Feb. 5 and Feb. 12.

SPEED SPORT Productions captured all of the action from five nights of 410 winged sprint car racing during the Winter Heat Showdown at Arizona's Cocopah Speedway and will present it as a pair of one-hour television shows recapping the action.

Winter Heat Showdown Part I, which will feature the first three nights of racing, will air at 7 p.m. E.T. on Thursday, Feb. 5, while Winter Heat Showdown Part II, focusing on the final two nights of on-track action, will be shown the following Thursday night (Feb. 12) also at 7 p.m. ET.

SPEED SPORT Magazine Publisher and veteran motorsports play-by-play announcer Ralph Sheheen will call all the action with National Sprint Car Hall of Fame driver Brad Doty providing expert analysis. SPEED SPORT columnist Dave Argabright will serve as pit reporter.

"Sprint car racing from the desert Southwest is the perfect way for us to begin our new season of 'SPEED SPORT'on MAVTV,"said Sheheen, who was recently named the National Sprint Car Poll Media Member of the Year. "With fans and racers preparing to kick off the traditional racing season during Florida Speedweeks these shows offer a timely showcase for some of the best sprint car racers in the world to strut their stuff."

Drivers competing in the Winter Heat Showdown include Steve Kinser, Joey Saldana, Danny Lasoski, Paul McMahan, Rico Abreu, Kyle Larson, Brian Brown, Dale Blaney and Aaron Reutzel.

About SPEED SPORT Productions

SPEED SPORT Productions is a subsidiary of Turn 3 Media, LLC d/b/a National Speed Sport News producing quality motorsports media for television and digital. Turn 3 Media, LLC also publishes motorsports news, information and media via its www.nationalspeedsportnews.com website, monthly SPEED SPORT Magazine and on SPEEDSPORTTV.COM.

 

 

TheCushion.Com Lands 9 LIVE Broadcasts At Lincoln, And Re Signs With Knoxville!

PETERSEN MEDIA: Just a week after making it official that they would broadcast the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Classic LIVE from Premier Speedway in Australia January 23rd-25th, the entire T2 Digital team is pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement to broadcast 9 races LIVE from the famed Lincoln Speedway in Pennsylvania in 2015 to go along with another full season at the Knoxville Raceway.

“We all know Pennsylvania has diehard racers and fans, so we are extremely excited to bring the rest of the world, LIVE coverage, for a ‘series’ of seven races and two special events,” T2 Digital CEO and Co-Founder Ian Marvuglio stated.

Known for kicking it’s season off when there is still snow on the ground, the first of the nine Lincoln broadcasts will come to you in just a few shorts weeks on February 21st with their $4000-to-win Icebreaker event, and will run each week for seven weeks leading up to the April 4th Spring Championship.

To go along with those seven broadcasts, TheCushion.Com will also have their cameras rolling for more LIVE content during the June 6th Dirt Classic Qualifier, that boasts $7000 to win, as well as the Second Annual Dirt Classic on September 26th, which offers $20,000 to the winner.

“We have always wanted to get involved with some tracks in Pennsylvania, to showcase the quality of racing, and we are thrilled to have Lincoln Speedway want to bring their racing to everyone unable to attend in person,” Marvuglio added. “The local PA Posse filed is strong and very deep, and now through TheCushion.Com, all around the world can see what the local fans have known for years.”

Along with nine shows at the Lincoln Speedway in 2015, TheCushion.Com will also stream flag to flag coverage during the entire Knoxville Raceway Sprint Car season for the sixth year in a row.

“The Knoxville Raceway staff is first class, and like Lincoln, it is an honor to work with them, and cover their races again in 2015,” Marvuglio explained.

All in all, there will be 24 races broadcasted, including four National Sprint League events, the Capitani Classic, as well as both the 360 and 410 Nationals, to go along with the always-exciting track championship competition.

“This is a great partnership with the Knoxville Raceway, one we are very proud of, and it continues to grow stronger, and stronger,” Marvuglio said. “It is still early in the year, and things are looking great for 2015 with now 36 confirmed LIVE PPV dates, and the possibility of growing to 50, On top of that we are still looking at adding over 200 races to our On-Demand Library during the season.”

With 2015 shaping up to be a banner year, any companies looking for maximum brand exposure and a solid marketing partner in the Open Wheel racing segment, please email info@thecushion.com.

As always, those customers who are Premium members (Monthly), or VIP (Yearly), get access to our 450+ Video On Demand Vault, and also receive 10% off of all PPV broadcasts.

THECUSHION.COM- Launched in 2013, TheCushion.com strives to become Open Wheel racing’s destination website for On-Demand Video, and Live Pay-Per-View race broadcasts. In 2014, the website strives to provide over 30 live broadcasts, and over 450 On-Demand videos.

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“Tribute to Trostle” and Open Wheel Swap Meet Set for January 31!

(Bill W) January 18, 2015 – Saturday, January 31 will see two big events on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa. The annual Open Wheel Swap Meet will take place at the Dyer-Hudson Hall from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. That evening, will be a “Tribute to Trostle”, a benefit to celebrate the racing career of National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame car owner, Bob Trostle.

Racing roundtable discussions will highlight that evening’s “Tribute to Trostle”, also being held at the Dyer-Hudson Hall. Guests will feature many of Bob’s drivers including special guests and fellow Hall of Famers, Doug Wolfgang and Shane Carson. There will also be live and silent auctions featuring sprint car, NASCAR and Indy car memorabilia benefiting the Trostle family’s medical expenses.

Admission is $5 for the “Tribute for Trostle”. Food will be available for purchase. Doors open at 5 p.m., with the program starting at 6:30 p.m.

Exhibitor cost is $35 per table, and attendee cost is $6 for the afternoon swap meet. Exhibitor setup will be on Friday, January 30 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

 

Swindell Scores VIROC Victory, Three Top Fives in Return to Racing at Chili Bowl

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 18, 2015) - Sammy Swindell's return to a race car resulted in yet another win.

Swindell, who hadn't competed since the famed Knoxville Nationals last August, powered to the Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions last Tuesday to kick off the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals at the Tulsa Expo Raceway inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

"I hadn't been in a car for about five months," he said. "It was great to get back in the car, jump in and win in a race that had most of the good cars. I've been doing this one race a year for a long time and have always been competitive. People who said I couldn't get back in the car after five months and be competitive, they don't know me very well."

Swindell led all 20 laps of the Race of Champions to capture his fourth win during the invitational. However, the positive momentum from the victory evaporated during his heat race on Wednesday's preliminary night.

Swindell, who started on the inside of the second row, was running second in his heat race when a caution was thrown for debris on the track. Officials disqualified Swindell because a muffler came off his car.

"We had a new part on the car and it failed," the five-time Chili Bowl champion said. "Sometimes I guess that happens. It was unfortunate and the consequences that came after that really made it tough for our whole week. We overcame a lot of obstacles to get back on track. We had a great car all week, just a little misfortune on that deal."

That relegated Swindell to the back of a D Main, which he won to begin an epic march back toward the front. Swindell then rallied from 13th to second place in a C Main and he won a B Main after starting 14th, which earned him a transfer into the main event.

"I had enough confidence, but you never know if you're going to get caught up in someone's stuff or get bumped around," he said. "I knew my car was good enough. It had to be the race track would slow up enough where we could start doing that. Passing can be a premium. You have to get a good enough race track where you can have multiple lanes.

"We won the D Main pretty easy once we got clear of it. When we got up to second in the C Main we didn't take as many chances. Then we got in the B Main and we got right through there and won that. It's pretty easy to get blocked there by having someone running the bottom and someone running the top."

Swindell capped the night by rallying from 18th to fifth place in the main event, which was good enough to lock him into a B Main on Saturday.

The veteran closed the Chili Bowl Nationals on Saturday by advancing from fourth to second place in a B Main to earn the 16th starting spot in the 55-lap main event.

"At the start (the track) was too fast and there wasn't really any place to go," he said. "I started out running right on the bottom and then it moved up. Until the groove got way up the track there wasn't enough room to slide somebody or pass somebody. My plan as usual was to get through halfway and then race a little harder toward the end."

Swindell advanced into the top 10 by Lap 21 and he was up to third place following a caution on Lap 39. However, Swindell was caught in a melee on the restart as several cars bounced into each other, costing Swindell several positions.

He rebounded in the closing laps to record a fifth-place result, which marked his third top five in as many main events during the Chili Bowl.

"If you look at the circumstances anybody would have to be happy with that," he said. "From our past I'm not extremely happy. We have cars capable of winning; the circumstances just didn't play out. I'm happy with it, but I'd be happier if I had won."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 13 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Race of Champions: 1 (4).

Jan. 14 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: DQ (3); D Main: 1 (9); C Main: 2 (13); B Main: 1 (14); Feature: 5 (18).

Jan. 17 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - B Main: 2 (4); Feature: 5 (16).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 3 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/1sam91

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"John Christner has been huge," Swindell said. "If it hadn't been for him coming along we wouldn't be able to do much of this at all. He's been a great supporter for us and he's been a great friend. It was nice of him to do all the things he's done for us and continues to do for us."

Swindell would also like to thank Freightliner of Tulsa, Spike, Esslinger and all of the various sponsors for their continued support.

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Dave Cliff Looks to Revive Supermodified Career in 2015

OSWEGO, NY (January 19, 2015) – A veteran of Supermodified and Small Block Super racing at Oswego Speedway, 2010 Pathfinder Bank SBS track champion Dave Cliff is looking to revive his Novelis Supermodified career at the Steel Palace in 2015, driving his family owned Gnomey Racing No. 06.

After a part-time effort with the Gnomey Racing machine in 2013 and zero starts in 2014, the Gnomey crew is hoping with a year off, and an increase in sponsorship support that the team can make another go during the Speedway’s 65th anniversary season.

“In 2014 we had to take a step back,” said Gnomey Racing team co-owner Dayna Cliff. “With no major sponsors and a rebuild on a second new to us motor, we simply were not able to make it to the track. We are currently looking for sponsorship for the new season, and with new sponsorship we are hoping we can return to racing at the Steel Palace the way we would like to in 2015.”

The Cliff family began weekly competition at Oswego Speedway back in 2002, when son Dave Jr. took the controls of the No. 06 Small Block Super.

A former kart racer, Cliff adapted immediately, scoring a top 15 points finish in 2003 and backed it up with his first two career victories in the division in 2004.

From 2007 to 2010, Cliff truly came to form, becoming one of the Speedway’s top SBS racers.

Cliff earned back to back Bud Light SBS Classic crowns in 2007 and 2008, along with the title of Mr. Small Block Super and a 4th place finish in points in ’08.

Another feature win and top 10 point finish in 2009 set Cliff up for a championship year at the Speedway in 2010, as the No. 06 bested Hall of Famer Mike Bond by 22-points for the championship ahead of Brian Sobus, Kreig Heroth, and Tim Barbeau.

The 2010 season not only saw Cliff claim the SBS track title, but an opportunity from Strong Racing also arose, allowing Cliff to compete with the Strong’s No. 98 Novelis Supermodified.

In his first attempt at the Budweiser International Classic in 2010, Cliff time trialed into the show and finished 14th in the 200.

With the taste of Supermodified racing and wins in all major Small Block Super events, including the Tony White Memorial and the Race of Champions, the Gnomey Racing team decided to purchase their own Supermodified prior to 2011.

With limited funds, the team took the year off and returned in 2012 with the No. 06 in search of the Rookie of the Year title.

Cliff fell just short of the mark, with Jarett Andretti grabbing top honors in the rookie battle for 2012 by only 30-points.

In 2013 the team returned with their family owned racer, finding speed early. But incidents and engine issues kept the team from its full potential. However, that potential did truly show on June 29 of that season as Cliff wheeled his way to his first career Novelis Supermodified top five finish on the night behind David Danzer, Tim Devendorf, Tim Snyder, and Shaun Gosselin.

With another season off to regroup for 2015, the Cliff family is poised to try again and continue their dream of contending for wins in the Novelis Supermodified division at the Steel Palace.

To learn more or to contact Gnomey Racing, fans can visit and like their Facebook page.

Oswego Speedway’s racing season begins on Saturday, May 9 with the Speedway’s 65th opening night celebration featuring the Novelis Supermodified Kick-Off main event as well as the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series Richie Evans Memorial and the Pathfinder Bank SBS.

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

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Mercer Raceway Champions Feted, Schedule Released

Mercer, PA (January 17, 2015): Mercer Raceway Park hosted the gala banquet and awards ceremony at the Normandy Banquet Center in Hermitage, PA, thus closing the books on the 2014 racing season. Points champions in the six Saturday Night Live! racing divisions were honored, along with some special recognitions being conferred. the tentative schedule was also released.

Earning his second track championship in the 410 Sprint Car division was Greenville's Eric "Turkey" Williams. Once again, the title battle went down to the wire, with his primary competition coming from veteran Rod George. The fans were all ready to see these popular drivers duke it out on the track, but foul weather on the final night of points wiped out any hopes of having them square off mano e mano. So, Williams claimed the crown in a memorable season in which he also took his wedding vows!

Adam Kekich and Brandon Matus made big strides in their racing careers, cracking the top five in the final standings. Jack Sodeman, Jr. held on for fifth, despite missing a number of events due to an injury sustained at another area speedway.

Steady Scott Priester was sixth in the final rankings, once again driving the immaculate machine owned by the First Lady of the Park, Martha Dionise. Dan Kuriger persevered through a multitude of mechanical woes to get the seventh position. Eighth went to 410 Sprint Car rookie A.J. Flick. Brent Matus and Francis Sesco completed the top ten.

Luxaire Heating & Cooling, along with local supplier McCrudden's Heating & Supply were the benefactors of the 410 Sprints for the 2014 season, and many years before. The staff and management at the Park thank them for their loyal support and wish them well as they embark on new endeavors. Negotiations are still underway for the 410 Sprint Car divisional sponsor for the 2015 season.

Tiona's Jimmy "the Jet" Holden regained his championship form in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modified class, edging out Kyle Fink by just four markers. An added twist to their contest was the fact that the Holden racing team allowed Fink to use a back-up car to keep his points up after Fink's mount sustained heavy damage in a mid-season crash. Frank Guidace, Eric Gabany, and J.R. McGinley rounded out the top five.

Shawn Fleeger barely missed making the first five, after having a position in the higher echelon for most of the season. Fleeger was also recognized as the track's Most Improved Driver, a well-deserved honor.

Lonnie Riggs placed seventh, once again being sidelined far too often before the checkers fell. One night when Riggs had it all together, though, was when he spanked the BRP Modified Tour. It was the first time in the storied rivalry that a Mercer-legal 358 successfully defended the home turf against the touring Big Block Mods.

Three younger pilots, Makayla Guidace, Shayne Izzo, and Brian Schaffer, showed the promise of things to come, getting positions eight through ten.

Ohio pilot Jimmy Morris claimed the top honors in the Outlaw Sprint Warrior division, presented by Bonnell's Rod Shop. Morris will not defend his crown, as he plans to move up to the more powerful 410 Sprint Cars for the 2015 season. Bonnell leaves the class in good, young hands, as several of the other top ten drivers are still learning the ropes, so to speak.

Second in the running order was Andy Feil, followed by Cody Bova. Both Feil and Bova are graduates from the Modified Lites. Fast and fearless C.J. Jones was fourth, with George Hobaugh, Jr. cracking the top five in his first fling in a full-sized Sprinter.

Mike Marano, III placed sixth, followed by Evan Kornbau, who was recognized as the track's Rookie of the Year! Eric L. Williams, Devin Litwiler, and Alex Paden completed the top ten.

"Trusty" Rusty Moore once again dominated the Stock Car class at the Park. It was his unprecedented fourth consecutive championship. The New Castle veteran made a startling announcement that he sold his car and will not come back to try for one for the thumb!

While Moore had his way in the points standings, he had plenty of competition on the track, coming from the likes of Pat Fielding, Leigh Wheeler, Curtis J. Bish, and Ryan Moyer. William Hurrelbrink, Curt Bish, Gary Miller, Jr., Bob Schwartzmiller, and Garrett Calvert were also in the top ten.

Precise Racing Products presented the Stockers in 2014, and prior seasons, and negotiations are underway to continue that relationship.

"Big" George Englert celebrated the "roof flap dance" as he sped to a number of wins in the Rock Concrete Modified Lites. Englert will be moving up to the Outlaw Sprint Warriors for the 2015 season, and we cannot wait to see how the fun-loving driver will celebrate his first success in that tough class.

Jacob Bova topped Chris Logan by just two counters for the second spot. Mike Flockerzi and Josh Deems were fourth and fifth, respectively. Despite missing a couple of programs, Mark Marcucci was sixth in the final standings. Shane Webb, Shane Pfeuffer, Cory Webb, and Don Cain also received their accolades for top ten finishes.

Mike McConnell topped the Mini Stock rankings all season long. Tyler Fulton scored an impressive victory in the non-point event, the Snowlfake 25, but could not carry over that dominance into the regular season. "Trooper" Tim Callahan was third, and we wish him well in the Outlaw Sprint Warriors in 2015. Caleb Hickok and Shane Shook were fourth and fifth.

Steve Longwell, Sr. led Patricia Riffe to the podium. Rudy Troples, Roger Wigton, and Ed Haylett were also recognized for their accomplishments .

Once again, Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles will herald the Mini Stockers.

Wayne Sheets, a long-time track official, received a special award for his years of dedicated service preparing the region's best racing surface.

Plans are underway for another dynamic 2015 racing season. Mercer Raceway Park will return to action on March 21, with the postponed Jack Frost 150 Enduro and Snowflake 25. The Chiller Thriller will be up next, on March 28. Once again, that program will feature the full-fendered cars. ULMS Late Models will team up with unsanctioned Crate Late Models, and Open Stocks. The UEMS Modifieds will round out the card.

The month of May will have three specials for the Sprint Car gentry. The All Stars Circuit of Champions will make its first of three appearances at the Park on May 2. The exciting Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series will return on May 23 for the only non-wing show of the season. The Patriot Sprint Tour will close out the month with a 360 Sprint program on May 30.

Other big events for the Sprints will be the annual charity fete for Auto Racers for Kids, this time on June 13, and the two-day All Stars event over the July 4-5 holiday weekend. The Putsy Kekich Memorial will be held on August 8.

The oldest sanctioning body in the country, the America Racing Drivers Club, will bring the mighty Midgets back to the tricky oval, on July 11.

Smackdown! will be back, pitting the BRP Modified Tour against the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. That fun event will be held on August 15.

The Little Guy Nationals will close out the season on September 25 and 26. That race always attracts the top 358 Modified drivers, along with the region's best in the Stock Car ranks.

Many other promotions are in the works for the 2015 season, but one new one will be Christmas in July! On the 25th, Santa will make an early stop at the Park, and all children will receive an early gift from the Jolly Old Elf.

Two Truck and Tractor pulling events will be held once again. The first action in the pulling pit will be May 24, with the final Fall Full Pull coming on September 19.

Watch the website, www.mercerracewaypark.com, for other announcements and promotions.

Remember, too, that you can get alerts regarding any postponement of racing action at Mercer Raceway Park through Rainedout.com. You can sign up for this free service by clicking on the icon at the track's website and following the simple steps.

About Mercer Raceway Park: Mercer Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstate 79 and 80 just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Mercer, Pa. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late March through late September. For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com, www.twitter.com/mercerraceway, or www.facebook.com/mercerracewaypark.

 

 

Trevor does the Scott Darley double

Official release: Sprintcar Association of NSW

January 18, 2015

Trevor Green took an emotional victory in the final night of the Scott Darley Challenge at Valvoline Raceway on Saturday night.

Trevor used his front row starting spot and years of experience on dry, slick tracks to score the win and become a repeat winner of the prestigious race.

It was a satisfying victory for the South Aussie who had had a season to forget up until last night. This win was well overdue and definitely needed, not only for Trevor, but for car owners Barry and Vivienne Lewis.

Second to the line was Jamie Veal who has been the star of Sprintcar racing in Australia this summer. Veal made up some ground in the closing laps and threw everything at Green, even reaching his tail tank on the last lap, but ran out of time and distance to get past Green.

Third was Jackson Delamont. Jackson was leading the race for 12 laps at one stage early in the race and performed strongly over the 40 lap distance. Just like James Thompson the previous night, Jackson put on a great display to represent the Parramatta Posse proudly.

Fourth across the line was the vastly improved Danny Holtgraver. The Pennsylvanian completely turned it around from the previous evening where he didn’t pass any further than the C-Main, to record a strong fourth place finish.

Fellow countryman Brad Sweet placed fifth and was strong early and was running third during the middle of the race and having a ding-dong battle with Delamont.

Steven Lines, Brooke Tatnell, Andrew Wright, Kyle Hirst and Matthew Craft rounded out the top ten. It was a massive boost for Craft who is still relatively new to Sprintcar racing.

Eleventh home was Ben Atkinson followed by Kerry Madsen, who took the Challenge to start from P19, Max Johnston, Jeremy Cross, South Australian Dylan Jenkin who was outstanding all weekend, Blake Skipper who totally turned his season around, Sam Walsh, Jason Sides, Jac Haudenschild and Garry Brazier was the last classified finisher. Non finishers were Toby Bellbowen, Brent Aprile, Grant Anderson and Robbie Farr.

Earlier in the night, it was Trevor Green who topped the time sheets and set a quick time of 12.999 on a dry, slick track. Ironically, the top three in time trial results of Green, Delamont and Sweet were the first three cars out in the 73 car field. Green pocketed a bonus $1900 thanks to Marty Perovich and Network Industry for quick time.

Heat race wins went to Jamie Veal, Jac Haudenschild, Kerry Madsen, Robbie Farr and Ben Atkinson.

Non Qualifiers heats were taken out by South Australian Daniel Pestka and Marty Perovich.

The preliminary mains went the way of Tim Kaeding (D-Main), James McFadden (C-Main) and Toby Bellbowen (B-Main).

The Pole Shuffle was won by Trevor Green.

The only major incident on the night was a spectacular crash by Ian Madsen after he rode the right rear of Jason Sides. Madsen cannoned into the turn four tyre wall, but emerged unhurt.

The SANSW will now take a short break before resuming track championship competition at Valvoline Raceway on Saturday, January 31.

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 14.

VALVOLINE RACEWAY, Scott Darley Challenge Night 2.

TIME TRIALS – 1. Trevor Green, 11N, 12.999; 2. Jackson Delamont 48N, 13.145; 3. Brad Sweet, 99S, 13.153; 4. Grant Tunks, 54N, 13.302; 5. Matthew Craft, 86N, 13.333; 6. Brooke Tatnell, 2W, 13.350; 7. Robbie Farr, 7Q, 13.378; 8. Jimmy Matchett, 88N, 13.410; 9. Peter Lack, 58Q, 13.433; 10. Jamie Veal, 35V, 13.456; 11. Jay Waugh, 99C, 13.488; 12. Dylan Jenkin, 51S, 13.495; 13. Andrew Wright, 78N, 13.496; 14. Mark Attard, 52N, 13.514; 15. Steven Lines, 3W, 13.587; 16. Ben Atkinson, 2N, 13.; 17. Garry Brazier, 21N, 13.621; 18. Kerry Madsen, 29N, 13.655; 19. Jac Haudenschild, 71U, 13.681; 20. Kyle Hirst, 17W, 13.704; 21. Toby Bell Bowen, 70N, 13.707; 22. Danny Holtgraver, 36Q, 13.723; 23. Danny Reidy, 5NQ, 13.750; 24. Sam Walsh, 92N, 13.772; 25. Darryl Campbell, 28N, 13.787; 26. Ian Madsen, 10T, 13.799; 27. Blake Skipper, 24N, 13.886; 28. Brent Aprile, 42NQ, 13.944; 29. Jeremy Cross, 39N, 13.954; 30. Scott Reilly, 18W, 13.961; 31. James Thompson, 22N, 14.122; 32. Jordyn Brazier, 21Q, 14.131; 33. Grant Anderson, 37V, 14.132; 34. Daniel Sayre, 3N, 14.136; 35. Max Johnston, 38N, 14.174; 36. Daniel Harding, 12W; 14.183. 37. Tim Evans, 26N, 14.200; 38. Matt Young, 44N, 14.211; 39. Eddie Lumbar, 36N, 14.236; 40. Kelly Linigen, 25N, 14.284; 41. Jason Sides, 7S, 14.318; 42. Craig Brady, 74N, 14.369; 43. Matt Jackson, 82N, 14.381; 44. James McFadden, 25NQ, 14.398; 45. Alex Orr, 43N, 14.415; 46. Michael Saller, 56N, 14.427; 47. Roddy Bell Bowen, 7N, 14.429; 48. Steve Johnson, 27Q, 14.525; 49. Peter Gordon, 14N, 14.540; 50. Sebastian Johnston, 80N, 14.556; 51. Nick Simmons, 9C, 14.559; 52. Callum Zizek, 22T, 14.580; 53. Matt Dumesny, 57V, 14.618; 54. Max Dumesny, 5V, 14.624, 55. Tim Kaeding, 99N, 14.654; 56. Mark House, 14T, 14.737; 57. Daryl Clayden, 45W, 14.759; 58. Glen Saville, 75N, 14.761; 59. Davey Heskin, 74U, 14.865; 60. Matthew Thomas, 45N, 14.899; 61. Jeff Lawler, 41N, 14.930; 62. Marty Perovich, 17C, 14.958; 63. Kim Becker, 55N, 14.959; 64. Dave Murcott, 1A, 15.042; 65. Lachlan Abbott, 16N, 15.072; 66. Brendan Scorgie, 57C, 15.108; 67. Daniel Pestka, 27S, 15.198; 68. Brian Czuczi, 92C, 15.374; 69. Jason Pryde, 51Q, 15.397; 70. Lee Nash, 46W, 15.526; 71. Sheldon Haudenschild, 60N, 15.538; 72. Shaun Dobson, 21C, 15.689; 73. Kyle Caunt, 9N, 15.793.

NON QUALIFY 1: (8 laps) 1. D Pestka, 2. S Haudenschild, 3. K Becker, 4. L Abbott, 5. J Pryde, (DNF) J Lawler, (DNS) K Caunt. NT.

NON QUALIFY 2: (8 laps) 1. M Perovich, 2. B Scorgie, 3. L Nash, 4. B Czuczi, (DNS) D Murcott, (DNS) S Dobson. 2:04.330.

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. J Veal, 2. K Hirst, 3. T Green, 4. J Sides, 5. J Waugh, 6. D Harding, 7. T Bell Bowen, 8. M Saller, 9. N Simmons, 10. M House, (DNF) I Madsen. (DNF) J Thompson. NT.

HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. J Haudenschild, 2. D Holtgraver, 3. D Jenkin, 4. J Delamont, 5. P Lack, 6. B Skipper, 7. C Zizek, 8. D Clayden, 9. R Bell Bowen, 10. C Brady, 11. T Evans, 12. J Brazier. 2:10.313.

HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. K Madsen, 2. A Wright, 3. G Anderson, 4. B Aprile, 5. D Reidy, 6. M Jackson, 7. G Saville, 8. J Matchett, 9. S Johnson, 10. Matt Dumesny, 11. M Young, (DNF) B Sweet. NT.

HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. R Farr, 2. G Brazier, 3. S Walsh, 4. J Cross, 5. J McFadden, 6. Max Dumesny, 7. D Sayre, 8. G Tunks, 9. M Attard, 10. E Lumbar, 11. D Heskin, 12. P Gordon. 2:50.634.

HEAT 5: (10 laps) 1. B Atkinson, 2. S Lines, 3. B Tatnell, 4. M Johnston, 5. M Craft, 6. T Kaeding, 7. D Campbell, 8. A Orr, 9. K Linigen, 10. M Thomas, 11. S Reilly, 12. S Johnston. 2:45.892.

D MAIN: (10 Laps) 1. T Kaeding, 2. M Perovich, 3. S Haudenschild, 4. D Pestka, 5. M Thomas, 6. G Saville, 7. M House, 8. L Nash, 9. J Pryde, 10. J Lawler, 11. B Czuczi, 12. L Abbott, (DNF) D Heskin, (DNF) D Clayden, (DNF) B Scorgie. NT. ( Two Transfer to C Main).

C MAIN: (10 Laps) 1. J McFadden, 2. M Jackson, 3. T Kaeding, 4. D Harding, 5. Max Dumesny, 6. M Perovich, 7. Matt Dumesny, 8. M Saller, 9. R Bell Bowen, 10. T Evans, 11. E Lumbar, 12. S Johnson, 13. C Brady, 14. N Simmons, (DNF) K Linigen, (DNF) M Young, (DNF) A Orr, (DNF) S Johnston. NT. ( Two Transfer to B Main).

POLE SHUFFLE: 1. T Green (1), 2. B Tatnell (3), 3. J Delamont (2), 4. J Veal (5), 5. R Farr (4), 6. S Lines (8), 7. D Jenkin (6), 8. A Wright (7), 9. B Atkinson (9), 10. K Madsen (11), 11. G Brazier (10), 12. J Haudenschild (12).

B MAIN: ( 14 laps) 1. T Bell Bowen, 2. B Sweet, 3. M Craft, 4. B Skipper, 5. D Reidy, 6. J McFadden. 7. J Waugh, 8. J Matchett, 9. D Sayre, 10. P Lack, 11. J Thompson, 12. M Jackson, 13. S Reilly, 14. D Campbell, (DNF) I Madsen, (DNF) M Attard, (DNF) G Tunks, (DNF) J Brazier. NT. ( Four Transfer to A Main).

SCOTT DARLEY CHALLENGE: (40 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Trevor Green (1), 2. Jamie Veal (4), 3. Jackson Delamont (3), 4. Danny Holtgraver (16), 5. Brad Sweet (12), 6. Steven Lines (6), 7. Brooke Tatnell (2), 8. Andrew Wright (8), 9. Kyle Hirst (14), 10. Matt Craft (13), 11. Ben Atkinson (9), 12. Kerry Madsen (19), 13. Max Johnston (23), 14. Jeremy Cross (21), 15. Dylan Jenkin (7), 16. Blake Skipper (18), 17. Sam Walsh (17), 18. Jason Sides (24), 19. Jac Haudenschild (11), 20. Garry Brazier (10), 21. Toby Bell Bowen (15), (DNF) Brent Aprile (20), (DNF) Grant Anderson (22), (DNF) Robbie Farr (5). NT.

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Laps 1 – 2 Trevor Green, Lap 3 Brooke Tatnell, Lap 4 Trevor Green, Laps 5 – 16 Jackson Delamont, Laps 17 – 40 Trevor Green.

FASTEST LAP: Lap 39, Kerry Madsen 15.202.

HARD CHARGER: Danny Holtgraver

 

 

Danny Holtgraver Scores Top Five During ‘Scott Darley Challenge’ Presidents Cup Next at Avalon Raceway on January 21st

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

AUSTRALIA (January 18th, 2015) - Danny Holtgraver of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania earned his fifth top-ten finish of his 2014/2015 Australian campaign on Saturday evening, January 17th at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway near Sydney, Australia. Holtgraver, who pilots the Reeve Kruck owned, Titan Garages and Carports, Titan Steel Buildings, Australian Roller Doors, no. Q36 sprinter, finished fourth after starting sixteenth in the 40-lap ‘Scott Darley Challenge’ finale at Valvoline. The fourth place performance is now Holtgraver’s top accomplishment in Australia thus far. The former Lernerville Speedway track champion has now finished inside the top-five twice while ‘Down Under.’

“What a night...this feels great!” explained Danny Holtgraver, “To come out here with this group of cars and rally for a top-five feels incredible…we had a tough night on Friday, but we put that all behind us on Saturday...this entire team works really hard and keeps moving forward not matter the outcome....I can’t thank Reeve Kruck enough for this opportunity...my crew chief Bingo Jenkins has been great to work with...hopefully we can keep this momentum rolling into next week.”

Danny Holtgraver kicked off the ‘Scott Darley Challenge’ finale by recording the 22nd fastest time of the night during qualifying time trials. The Pittsburgh native would rally from fifth to second during heat race competition; locking the Titan Garages and Carports ‘Q36’ team into the 40-lap main event. After starting 16th, Danny Holtgraver would climb twelve positions and solidify himself inside the top-five. Trevor Green was the main event winner; earning $19,000 for his accomplishment. There were 74 cars signed in for competition.

“We timed well during qualifying and that really helped set the tone for the rest of the night” said Holtgraver, “After not making the show on Friday night during the preliminary, we knew what we had to do...we moved forward all night; during our heat race and main event...feels good to get things clicking and have a little bit of momentum on our side...we have a busy week next week...anxious to get things started!”

The Titan Garages and Carports team will be in action for five straight days next week; beginning Wednesday, January 21st with the ‘Presidents Cup’ at Avalon Raceway in Lara, Victoria, Australia. Holtgraver will visit the Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier for the Kings Challenge on Thursday, January 22nd; all before spending Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 23rd, 24th & 25th at the Premier Speedway in Warrnambool for the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

News and updates regarding Danny Holtgraver’s entire 2014/2015 ‘Down Under Tour’ will be posted regularly at www.fullyinjected.com. Additional news and information regarding the World Series Sprintcars can also be found live on the web; www.worldseriessprintcars.com.au

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Danny Holtgraver’s Tentative 2014-2015 Australia Schedule:

December 20 - Premier Speedway - (7th B-Main)

26- Speedway City WSS (5th A-main)

27- Murray Bridge Speedway WSS (11th - A-Main)

28- Borderline Speedway WSS (17th - A-main)

30- Avalon Raceway WSS (DNS)

January 1-Premier Speedway WSS (7th A-Main)

4- Archerfield Speedway WSS (10th A-Main)

9- Archerfield Speedway WSS (15th A-Main)

10-Archerfield Speedway WSS (DNS) 16 - Valvoline Raceway (DNQ) 17 - Valvoline Raceway (4th A-Main)

21-Avalon Raceway Presidents Cup

22- Borderline Speedway Kings Challenge

23-25 Premier Speedway Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic

30-Murray Bridge WSS

31- Adelaide WSS

[WSS - World Series of Sprintcars]

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Danny Holtgraver and Reeve Kruck would like to thank all of their marketing partners for the upcoming season including: Titan Garages and Carports, Titan Steel Buildings, Australian Roller Doors, Ovenu Oven Cleaning, HRP, XYZ, Weld Racing, Torco, Thursday Thunder

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY’S DON KAZARIAN NAMED PROMOTER OF THE YEAR!

(Perris, CA, January 17, 2015) Don Kazarian, longtime promoter at Perris Auto Speedway, was named the “Promoter of the Year,” by the North American Non-Winged Sprint Car voting panel. The announcement was made Friday in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

The poll is conducted by the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa. The annual award is voted on by media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers. Kazarian was named “USAC Promoter of the Year” a decade ago, but this is the first time to receive the coveted honor from the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.

National Non Wing Sprint Car Promoter of the Year, Don Kazarian, shown on the

left, with Parnelli Jones, JC Agajanian Jr. and Cary Agajanian at the Turkey Night

Grand Prix last Thanksgiving. Media, please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

“Wow, that is nice,” the surprised promoter said when advised of the award on Saturday morning. “I did not expect this and it is an honor. This award really goes to everyone on the staff at Perris Auto Speedway. They all work very hard to make the track and its events the success they are today.”

The award comes at a very special time for Kazarian and the track. 2015 will mark the 20th season of racing at the popular Riverside County racing facility. In a feat seldom seen in racing today, all 20 of those seasons have been promoted by Kazarian and his family.

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

Camping is available for $25.00 per night for all PAS events. The campground opens at noon the day before each event. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2015 season. 1-800LoanMart, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Engine Pro, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, Marjon RV, Pacific Coach Works, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town and Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, United States Army, US Foods and Valley Auto Salvage.

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

You can also keep up with the latest news and receive special offers from The PAS Twitter site: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

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

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

 

 

DRAG RACER JILL CANUSO WILL BE SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS AT “QUEEN OF DIAMONDS II” DISPLAY AT PPB MOTORSPORTS 2015 RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW

OAKS, PA January 17, 2015 . . . Popular lady drag racer Jill Canuso is looking forward to meeting fans, talking drag racing and signing autograph her autograph cards during all three days of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 Presented by Sunoco Race Fuels Distributed by Insinger Performance set to take place Friday, January 23rd through Sunday, January 25th.

Canuso is well known not only for her drag racing talents but also her affiliation with S&W Race Cars and Components (Spring City, PA). She will be appearing in the display area that will feature the Al Hanna owned “Queen of Diamonds II” 300-mph dragster. The car gets a lot of attention because of the resemblance to a spaceship.

Jill will sign autographs at 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, opening day of the show, Saturday, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. And she will return on Sunday, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Canuso and the “Queen of Diamonds II” jet dragster will be a popular attraction along with other drag racers, collectible cars, exotic cars and classics along with unique current day race cars. More than 200 race cars representing just about all segments of motorsports will be on display throughout the 250,000 square feet of show space.

The three day show is devoted to everything imaginable in motorsports and offers a large variety of vendors offering services, collectibles and products. Speedways and sanctioning organizations will have information on their season plans available. There will be a number of free seminars.

Fans will have the opportunity to meet and collect autographs from not only Canuso but also NASCAR drivers Joey Logano, Kenny Wallace and Steve Park along with NASCAR Sprint Cup car owner Tom Baldwin. Well known broadcaster and motorsports personality Dick Berggren will be on hand to talk about a new motorsports museum he is involved with and sign autographs. Many local and regional racing talents will be part of the show.

Complete details on the show can be found at www.aarn.com or telephone 609.888.3618.

 

 

SAMMY SWINDELL NAMED 2014 RECIPIENT OF “THOMAS J. SCHMEH AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE SPORT” BY NORTH AMERICAN SPRINT CAR POLL

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (January 17, 2015) - Champion sprint car driver Sammy Swindell of Tennessee has been named the recipient of the 2014 “Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport” by all three voting panels of the North American Sprint Car Poll. According to poll founder and current National Sprint Car Museum curator Tom Schmeh, after whom the award was permanently named back in May, “The poll’s Outstanding Contribution Award is the museum foundation’s highest honor for current achievers in the sport, as it is voted on by industry insiders from the 360-, 410-cubic-inch, and non-winged sprint car divisions. Clearly the voters in all three categories have a real respect for what Sammy has accomplished during his lengthy and remarkable career. It is only fitting that this announcement is made at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, an event that he and his son Kevin have come to dominate.”

Past recipients of the North American Sprint Car Poll’s “Outstanding Contribution to the Sport Award” are as follows: Fred Rahmer, Johnny Gibson, the late Jerry Reigle, Steve Sinclair, Kasey Kahne, Tom Schmeh, Dick Jordan, the late Fred Brownfield, Doug Auld, the late Hank Gentzler, Tony Stewart, Emmett Hahn, Allan Holland, Dave Argabright, Ron Shuman, the late Kevin Gobrecht, Jack Hewitt, the late Jack Miller, Brad Doty, Art & Carol Malies, Dave Bowman, Ralph Capitani, the late Ted Johnson, Mark Kuchan, Steve Kinser, the late Don Martin, Steve Beitler, Lee Brewer, Jr., Mark Kinser, Frank Lewis, Earl Baltes, Casey & Beverly Luna, Elayne Hoff, Jean Lynch, the late J.W. Hunt, and Bert Emick.

The North American Sprint Car Poll is an annual awards program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. All awards will be distributed in 2015 at tracks throughout North America. This award was announced on the fifth and final day of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

 

DAVE DARLAND NAMED NORTH AMERICAN NON-WINGED SPRINT CAR POLL “DRIVER OF THE YEAR” FOR 2014… FOR FIRST TIME

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (January 16, 2015) - Dave Darland of Kokomo, Indiana, today was named the 2014 “Driver of the Year” by the North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the first time. The leading United States Auto Club (USAC) sprint car feature winner of all-time earned four (4) of the fourteen (14) first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll.

Those drivers ranked second through fifth, respectively, are United States Auto Club (USAC) champion Brady Bacon, USAC-California Racing Association (CRA) champion Damion Gardner of California, Kokomo Speedway champion Bryan Clauson and Jon Stanbrough of Indiana. Rounding out the ‘top ten’ drivers are Robert Ballou, Mike Spencer, USAC Western Classic Sprints champion Ryan Bernal, Bloomington Speedway champion Brady Short and Chase Stockon, respectively. In addition to Dave Darland, others capturing first-place votes were Brady Bacon (three), Damion Gardner (four), Bryan Clauson (two) and Robert Ballou (one).

Robert Ballou will receive the “Wild Card Award” for his exciting non-winged sprint car performances in 2014, while Damion Gardner’s sprint car owner, Mark Alexander, will receive the 2014 non-winged sprint car “Team of the Year” award.

Mike & Tim Truex of Loudpedal Productions will receive the North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll “Media Members of the Year” honor. Don Kazarian of the Perris Auto Speedway earned the “Promoter of the Year” title.

Cooper Clouse of Ohio will receive the 2014 North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll “Rookie of the Year” award from the voting panel. John Godfrey of Spike Chassis will receive the “Builder/Manufacturer of the Year” honors.

The North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll is an annual awards program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation, Inc., of Knoxville, Iowa. All awards will be distributed in 2015 at tracks throughout North America. The awards were announced on the fourth day of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Final 2014 North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll

rank, driver (first place votes), hometown, state/province, points

1., Dave Darland (4), Kokomo, IN, 740

2., Brady Bacon (3), Broken Arrow, OK, 635

3., Damion Gardner (4), Concord, CA, 624

4., Bryan Clauson (2), Carmichael, CA, 565

5., Jon Stanbrough, Jamestown, IN, 245

6., Robert Ballou (1), Rocklin, CA, 242

7., Mike Spencer, Temecula, CA, 175

8., Ryan Bernal, Hollister, CA, 140

9., Brady Short, Bedford, IN, 134

10., Chase Stockon, Elizabethtown, IN, 128

11., Tracy Hines, New Castle, IN, 88

12., R.J. Johnson, Phoenix, AZ, 79

13., Justin Grant, Ione, CA, 72

14., Matt Mitchell, Yorba Linda, CA, 69

15., C.J. Leary, Greenfield, IN, 62

16., Chad Boespflug, Hanford, CA, 27

tie, Kevin Thomas, Jr., Cullman, AL, 27

18., M. Shane Cottle, Kokomo, IN, 13

19., Kyle Cummins, Princeton, IN, 10

20., Nic Faas, Huntington Beach, CA, 8

21., Jeff Bland, Jr., Bloomington, IN, 6

tie, Charles Davis, Jr., Buckeye, AZ, 6

tie, Cody Williams, Yorba Linda, CA, 6

24., Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 5

tie, Casey Shuman, Rattlesnake Bend, AZ, 5

tie, Austin Williams, Yorba Linda, CA, 5

tie, Chris Windom, Canton, IL, 5

 

 

RacinBoys Closes Chili Bowl With Live Pay-Per-View of Main Events Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 17, 2015) - The 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire wraps up on Saturday following four fantastic preliminary nights inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

RacinBoys will continue its live Pay-Per-View from the marquee midget event and will air all of the main events leading up to the live television coverage on MAVTV, which is slated to begin around the C Mains Saturday night.

The price is only $25 with main events scheduled to roll out around 11 a.m. (Central).

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

There will be a booth in the midway where fans can sign up for RacinBoys premium membership or the Pay-Per-View broadcast.

Defending event champion Bryan Clauson dominated the final preliminary night on Friday when he lapped half the field in the main event after winning both his heat race and qualifier. Daryn Pittman and Chad Boat also landed on the podium following a spirited battle among several drivers for the final lock-in positions.

The trio will join the other nine drivers who locked in with podium finishes during the three previous preliminary nights. All other drivers will be spread throughout a variety of main events starting Saturday morning.

Also of note, Spire Sports + Entertainment and RacinBoys will hand out a nightly Jason Leffler Elbows Up Award to the driver who makes the most daring move - good or bad - of the night.

Justin Zoch, the editor of Flat Out Magazine, and Bryan Gapinksi, who is the president of the National Midget Driver of the Year Award, are returning as part of the announcing crew along with MAVTV's Rob Klepper and Bob Dillner, who is a leading NASCAR reporter. Additionally, Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series announcer Jim Childers will be on the mic along with Lenny Batycki of Charlotte Motor Speedway.

RacinBoys Co-Founder Scott Traylor will anchor the broadcast with veteran Scotty Cook reporting from the pits and Victory Lane.

RacinBoys broadcasts are brought to you by Lucas Oil Products and MAVTV American Real. Nightly sponsors include Driver Websites, Rod End Supply, Hyper Racing and Schoenfeld Headers, which is also a sponsor of the nightly Pre-Race Show.

Additional sponsors include Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Spire Sports + Entertainment, Weld Racing, Speedway Motors, Eagle Motorsports, SpeedMart Inc., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Knoxville Raceway and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, 6B Apparel, Same Day Auto Repair/Tire Factory and Flat Out Magazine.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/broadcast-schedule/ for live video of the five-day Chili Bowl for $99.99 ($89.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $25 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 17 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast, which is slated to begin with C Main action. **

CHILI BOWL -

The 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 13-17. More than 325 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

MAVTV -

MAVTV is no ordinary television network. It's a 24/7, high-definition entertainment extravaganza, featuring everything from blockbuster films, high-octane motor sports, MMA fighting, gaming, gut-busting comedy, original reality shows and scripted dramas. For more information, visit http://www.MAVTV.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys is in its 10th year of broadcasting the prestigious Chili Bowl and has been the lead broadcaster of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events for the past six seasons. In 2012, RacinBoys began offering Pay-Per-View for special races and will continue to expand that segment in 2015. For more information, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

RacinBoys Showcasing PPV Opportunity for Final Chili Bowl Preliminary Night on Friday

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 16, 2015) - RacinBoys presented another top-notch evening for your viewing pleasure from inside the River Spirit Expo Center on Thursday as Jerry Coons Jr. stormed to the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire preliminary victory.

While Coons Jr. and runner-up Andrew Deal ran up front the entire race, four-time event champion Kevin Swindell and hot shoe Christopher Bell put on a show charging from Row 9 during the 25-lap feature. Swindell ended by capturing the third lock-in position - as well as the Hard Charger Award - into Saturday's main event.

RacinBoys will continue its live Pay-Per-View video broadcast on Friday for the fourth-and-final preliminary night.

Veterans Dave Darland, Cory Kruseman, Tim McCreadie and Damion Gardner take on defending Chili Bowl champion Bryan Clauson along with approximately 80 competitors.

The price is only $25 per day. Chili Bowl action is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. (Central) on Friday and at Noon (Central) for the finale.

To purchase, click the top banner on the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from this year's previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

There will be a booth in the midway where fans can sign up for RacinBoys premium membership or the Pay-Per-View broadcast.

Additionally, Spire Sports + Entertainment and RacinBoys will hand out a nightly Jason Leffler Elbows Up Award to the driver who makes the most daring move - good or bad - of the night.

Justin Zoch, the editor of Flat Out Magazine, and Bryan Gapinksi, who is the president of the National Midget Driver of the Year Award, are returning as part of the announcing crew along with MAVTV's Rob Klepper and Bob Dillner, who is a leading NASCAR reporter. Additionally, Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series announcer Jim Childers will be on the mic along with Lenny Batycki of Charlotte Motor Speedway.

RacinBoys Co-Founder Scott Traylor will anchor the broadcast with veteran Scotty Cook reporting from the pits and Victory Lane.

RacinBoys broadcasts are brought to you by Lucas Oil Products and MAVTV American Real. Nightly sponsors include Driver Websites, Rod End Supply, Hyper Racing and Schoenfeld Headers, which is also a sponsor of the nightly Pre-Race Show.

Additional sponsors include Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Spire Sports + Entertainment, Weld Racing, Speedway Motors, Eagle Motorsports, SpeedMart Inc., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Knoxville Raceway and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, 6B Apparel, Same Day Auto Repair/Tire Factory and Flat Out Magazine.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/broadcast-schedule/ for live video of the five-day Chili Bowl for $99.99 ($89.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $25 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 17 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast, which is slated to begin with C Main action. **

CHILI BOWL -

The 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 13-17. More than 325 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

MAVTV -

MAVTV is no ordinary television network. It's a 24/7, high-definition entertainment extravaganza, featuring everything from blockbuster films, high-octane motor sports, MMA fighting, gaming, gut-busting comedy, original reality shows and scripted dramas. For more information, visit http://www.MAVTV.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys is in its 10th year of broadcasting the prestigious Chili Bowl and has been the lead broadcaster of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events for the past six seasons. In 2012, RacinBoys began offering Pay-Per-View for special races and will continue to expand that segment in 2015. For more information, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY WORLD OF OUTLAWS ADVANCED TICKETS ON SALE!

(Perris, CA, January 16, 2015) Just like Santa Claus, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars will only be coming to the greater Los Angeles and San Diego area one time this year and that date is fast approaching. The annual “So Cal Showdown,” will take place on April 18th at the famous Perris Auto Speedway in Riverside County. Back by popular demand from the fans, the world’s fastest dirt track stars will be joined at the show by the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars.

For the second year in a row, the exciting night of racing will combine the biggest stars in two of the nation’s top sprint car series including six-time and defending WoO champion Donny Schatz of Minot, North Dakota and the “World’s Fastest Sprint Car Driver” & three-time USAC/CRA champ Damion Gardner of Concord, California. Among the other major entries expected are 2013 WoO champ Darryn Pittman of Owasso, Oklahoma, defending PAS Outlaw winner Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, Indiana, Elk Grove, California’s Paul McMahon, Australian Kerry Madsen, 5-time USAC/CRA champion Mike Spencer of Temecula, Anaheim’s Jake Swanson, Brody Roa from Buena Park and Matt Mitchell and the Williams brothers from Yorba Linda.

Six-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car champion Donnie Schatz

of Minot, North Dakota will be back at Perris Auto Speedway in his

Tony Stewart Owned #15 on April 18th. Media, please give photo

credit to Doug Allen.

Both series will run complete programs on the night with qualifying, heat races, preliminary and A main events.

Advance tickets for the prestigious night of dirt track racing are on sale now online by clicking the following link World of Outlaws So. Cal. Showdown tickets or via phone by calling 1-877-395-8606. Any fan who purchases an advance reserve ticket will receive a free fan pit pass. That pass will give them access to meet the drivers and see the cars close up in the pit area.

In addition to the racing stars of the World of Outlaws and the USAC/CRA Series’, The PAS Senior Sprint Cars will also be in action featuring drivers aged 45 and older.

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

Camping is available for $25.00 per night for all PAS events. The campground opens at noon the day before each event. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2015 season. 1-800LoanMart, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Engine Pro, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, Marjon RV, Pacific Coach Works, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town and Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, United States Army, US Foods and Valley Auto Salvage.

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

You can also keep up with the latest news and receive special offers from The PAS Twitter site: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

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

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

2015 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE

February 21

OPEN PRACTICE - Pit Gate Opens at 3:00, Grandstands open FREE to the Fans

March 7

"SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns. "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

March 14

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

March 28

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION I - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's and Spectator Racing. "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

April 11

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

April 18

WORLD OF OUTLAWS, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and PAS Senior Sprints. "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

April 25

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION II - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's and Spectator Racing

May 2

USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

May 16

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

May 23

"SALUTE TO INDY" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars (40 Lap Main Event), PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Lightning Sprints. "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

June 6

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Spectator Race and a Block Party

June 13

USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

June 27

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

July 4

"FIRECRACKER 40 & SKY CONCERT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Lightning Sprints "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society.

July 18

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds, Factory Stocks, and CDCRA Dwarf Cars

July 25

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IV - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's and Spectator Racing

August 15

"CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Lightning Sprints

August 29

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

September 5

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Spectator Race and a Block Party

September 12

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

September 19

"GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Lightning Sprints

October 3

11th Southern California Fair

October 24

PASSCAR "Champions Night" - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds, Factory Stocks, and CDCRA Dwarf Cars

November 11

Oval Nationals Practice

November 12

20th Annual Oval Nationals USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 13

20th Annual Oval Nationals USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 14

20th Annual Oval Nationals USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 25

Turkey Night Grand Prix Practice

November 26

Agajanian Promotions and Oval Entertainment, LLC Presents the 75th Running of The Turkey Night Grand Prix - USAC NATIONAL AND WESTERN STATES MIDGETS

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

JASON JOHNSON NAMED NORTH AMERICAN 360 SPRINT CAR POLL “DRIVER OF THE YEAR” FOR 2014… FOR SIXTH TIME

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (January 15, 2015) - Jason Johnson of Eunice, Louisiana, was voted the 2014 “Driver of the Year” by the North American 360 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the sixth time. Johnson, the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) national tour champion, earned eight (8) of the eighteen (18) first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. Jason & Bobbi Johnson earned their fourth “Team of the Year” award as well.

Those drivers ranked second through fifth, respectively, are Jeff Swindell of Tennessee, Brad Loyet of Missouri, Brian Brown of Missouri, and Sam Hafertepe, Jr., of Texas. Rounding out the ‘top ten’ for the season are Aaron Ruetzel, Johnny Herrera, California Sprint Car Civil War Series champion Shane Golobic, United Sprint Car Series (USCS) champion Terry Gray and Empire Super Sprints (ESS) champion Steve Poirier, respectively. In addition to Jason Johnson, others receiving first-place votes were Jeff Swindell (two), Brad Loyet (two), Brian Brown (three), Shane Golobic (one), Derek Hagar (one) and United Racing Company (URC) champion Davey Franek (one).

Three-time Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series (UMSS) feature winner Ryan Bowers of Minnesota earned the North American 360 Sprint Car Poll “Rookie of the Year” title in his first full season of winged 360-cubic-inch sprint car competition. Due to a tie in the voting, Jack & Bonnie Elam of J&J Auto Racing and Chuck Merrill of Maxim Chassis will share the “Builder/Manufacturer of the Year” honors for 2014.

In addition, the team of Kendra Jacobs & Steve Post of MRN Radio’s “Winged Nation” internet show will receive the “Media Members of the Year” award. Glenn Styres of the Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario, Canada, earned his seventh “Promoter of the Year” award, while 2012 “Rookie of the Year” Christopher Bell of Oklahoma will again receive the “Wild Card Award” for his exciting ‘360’ sprint car performances in 2014.

The North American 360 Sprint Car Poll is an annual awards program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation, Inc., of Knoxville, Iowa. All awards will be distributed in 2015 at tracks throughout North America. The awards were announced on the third day of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Final 2014 North American 360 Sprint Car Poll

rank, driver (first place votes), hometown, state/province, points

1., Jason Johnson (8), Eunice, LA, 1035

2., Jeff Swindell (2), Memphis, TN, 547

3., Brad Loyet (2), Sunset Hills, MO, 506

4., Brian Brown (3), Grain Valley, MO, 320

5., Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 293

6., Aaron Ruetzel, Clute, TX, 227

7., Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM, 205

8., Shane Golobic (1), Fremont, CA, 132

9., Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN, 104

10., Steve Poirier, St. Mathieu de Beloeil, QC, CAN, 99

11., Tim Crawley, Little Rock, AR, 91

12., Randy Hannagan, San Jose, CA, 81

13., Tony Bruce, Jr., Liberal, KS, 72

14., Christopher Bell, Norman, OK, 69

15., Derek Hagar (1), Marion, AR, 61

16., Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA, 58

17., Andy Forsberg, Auburn, CA, 50

18., Jared Zimbardi, Little Valley, NY, 49

19., Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 46

20., Davey Franek (1), Wantage, NJ, 45

21., Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA, 39

22., Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO, 37

23., Mark Smith, Mechanicsburg, PA, 33

24., Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA, 32

tie, Dustin Daggett, Portland, MI, 32

Also receiving multiple votes: Sean Becker, Mitch Brown, Matt Covington, Greg Decaires, Jack Dover, Stewart Friesen, Brad Furr, Wayne Johnson, Carson Macedo, Anthony Nicholson, Kevin Nouse, Justin Sanders, J.R. Stewart, Shane Stewart, Channin Tankersley, Morgan Turpen.

 

 

FARR IS BACK FOR SYDNEY BATTLE

Official release: ECP Racing

January 15, 2015

Robbie Farr and the ECP Racing Team are back at Sydney Speedway this weekend as they contest the biggest event on the NSW calendar – the prestigious Scott Darley Challenge.

A track record 78 Sprintcar entries have been received for the two-night affair boasting $119,000 in prize money and the chance for one driver to win a total of $58,000 over the weekend.

“It’s becoming bigger and bigger every year,” explains Robbie, “and this year is definitely the biggest. The money on the line means that everyone’s here to take their shot but there’s plenty of emotion riding on it too.”

The format sees two individual nights of competition but the added twist of the Friday night A-Main winner being able to start the Saturday night main race from position #19 and (if they win) doubling their prize money to a $38,000 payday.

“The money is exciting no doubt,” says Farr, “but the standard of competition with almost 80 cars is the exciting part. Everyone will have to bring their A-Game this weekend.”

Qualifying, heat races and pole shuffles plus the preliminary main events and the 40 lap feature race will occur both tonight and tomorrow night.

There’s no rest for the team after this weekend with racing on Wednesday night (Avalon) Thursday night (Mt Gambier) Friday night (Warrnambool) and then Sunday night (Warrnambool) ahead!

“It’s exciting. This is what we do. Hope everyone can come out and say G’day and cheer the ECP Racing team on,” smiles Farr, clearly pumped out what lies ahead in the next nine days.

Keep up to date with all the last minute information on East Coast Pipeline Racing at www.ecpracing.com as well as the team’s official Facebook page at East Coast Pipe Line Racing.

East Coast Pipeline Racing would again like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal corporate sponsors for their ongoing support: Hi-Tec Oils, Vermeer, East Coast Pipeline, Australia Wide Drilling, Australian Portable Camps, Golden City Trucks, Garrett Race Engines, Pipeline Plant Hire, IOR Energy, PWR Radiators, Bell Helmets, Buttlerbuilt Seats, Revolution Racegear.

 

 

Star studded field for the All Star Challenge

A star studded field of entries has rolled in for the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge. With nominations currently sitting at 30 for the event this Saturday night you can guarantee all drivers will want to take the $6000 pay cheque. All the All Star regulars ensured they locked in early for the event. Current Series Champion Chad Ely in the AUS1 J&J is making a return to the Series after running a 410 across the country so far this season. Ely placed 3 rd in last year’s Challenge and is keen to step this up. Hot after the Victorian Title last weekend are Paul Solomon’s V7 SecureaPet XXX and Liam Williams V91Stephens Motorsport J&J. Solomon and Williams finished 2 nd and 3 rd respectively in the title. Brenten Farrer’s V34 Frijtek ART has shown excellent form this season already taking out a feature win this season and want to make it 2. V83 Chris Solomon is another coming into the event with excellent form after finishing 4 th at the Vic Title last weekend after a thrilling driver from the B Main. Local hot shots V70 Johnny Vogels and V4 Phil Lock both have their own goals to achieve at their home track. ACT15 Bishop won the event a couple of years ago and is another that is planning on collecting the cheque. A welcome return of another hard charger SA83 Shannon Barry after he completely destroyed his car at RD1 of the Series. This sidelined Barry’s plans to compete all the series. Young guns SA71 Sam Putland, V23 Jimmy Gardiner, V25 Jack Lee, V88 Andy Hibbert, V8 Corey Lincoln – just to name a few also have the ability and desire to make it their own night and come away with the purse. The Big Screen has also been upgraded this season now with a 40sq metre to highlight all the action. The screen has also been relocated to the back straight. The Simpson Committee making the improvements for the screen location to enhance the show for the spectators. This is the 5 th running of the Challenge and both the All Star team & the Simpson Committee have worked hard to make the show bigger & better each year. Don’t miss the action this Saturday night at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway, Engine Starts & Hot Laps at 5.30 pm.

Last year’s winners, David Gravel, Kyle Hirst, Chad Ely

 

 

BOSS Releases Record 2015 Schedule of Events

The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series is proud to announce the 2015 tour schedule. The tour that was formed from nothing just four years ago will now feature a record 22 races on 17 different race tracks in 4 states. There are NO co-sanctions and NO "home" track. This 2015 tour will test the drivers and teams with 1/4 mile tracks to 5/8 mile monsters. The number one goal of the schedule was to strategically pair doubleheader weekends to save the teams travel expenses. The heart of the schedule features bi-weekly doubleheaders with weekends off between them.

Last season the tour completed 14 of the 17 scheduled events with 3 rainouts. The average car count was 36 cars per event with 12 different main event winners. Seventeen drivers followed the tour chasing points one year ago, and 158 different drivers ran at least one event. Wapakoneta, Ohio driver Mike "The Magic Man" Miller became the third champion in as many years narrowly edging inaugural series champion "the Hustlin Hoosier" Dustin Smith of Russiaville, Indiana.

The 2015 season will kick-off on Saturday, May 9th at the historic Fremont Speedway. A week later the tour will return to the most storied venue on the schedule when they attack Jason and Kristin Flory's Wayne County Speedway on May 16th. After 2 stand alone Saturday shows, the bi-weekly doubleheaders begin. Saturday, May 23rd finds the tour in the keystone state at Mercer Raceway Park. BOSS officials are working on the only unfilled date of Sunday, May 24th. Current negotiations with 2 different venues have officials hopeful that this will become of doubleheader weekend.

In one of the most highly anticipated moves in series history, a visit to Limaland Motorsports Park will kick off the June 5-6 weekend while Lawrenceburg Speedway just across the border in Indiana will make up night #2. Following an off weekend, the series will return to action and make more history June 19-20 with their first visit to a pair of 1/4 mile bullrings. Friday night will find the tour at the Legendary Hilltop Speedway in Marietta, Ohio for what promises to be the biggest event since the track was reopened just 3 years ago. The Saturday portion of the weekend will see the historic first ever BOSS race in the mountaineer state as Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia will hold the first true wingless sprint car race in that state since July 4th, 1969 when International Raceway Park in Ona, West Virginia held a USAC sanctioned event.

The holiday weekend of July 3rd and 4th will see the tour at the traditional stops of Lernerville Speedway and the Pittsburgh PA Motor Speedway. A week later it's on to Waynesfield Raceway Park for the annual Dick Spencer Memorial event July 11th which will mark the halfway point on the tour. Following a 2 week mid season break, the tour will return to its birthplace on Friday, July 31st at Atomic Speedway. The first ever BOSS event was held in July of 2011 at the track that was then known as K-C Raceway. The return to the birthplace will kick off the only 3 day race weekend as the traveling gypsies will travel on to Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday and the weekend will conclude at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio on Sunday, August 2nd. One week later, on Saturday, August 8th the tour will make its second visit of the season to Wayne County Speedway.

The much anticipated "Mike Hensel Memorial" at Fremont Speedway has been moved to Saturday, August 15th and will feature a 33 lap - $3300 to win main event in honor of Hensel. The series will then have a 2 weekend break before the grueling home stretch of races. The Labor Day weekend will find the series at two new venues. Moler Raceway Park will play host on Friday, September 4th while Sunday September 6th will find them running the largest auto racing event in the 26 year history of the 35 Raceway Park near Frankfort, Ohio. With school and football kicking into high gear, this will be the final doubleheader weekend of the season.

The series will then finish off with four stand alone Saturday events over a five week period. A return of the highly successful event at Montpelier Motor Speedway will be on Saturday September 12th and a week later, the Waynesfield Raceway Park will host its second event on the year. Drivers and teams will then get a weekend off before the final two big events on Saturday, October 3rd at Fremont Speedway and the finale where BOSS will again put on THE SHOW at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio! The fourth champion of the tour will be crowned once again on the stage at the Big E for the event that has averaged 54 cars.

To keep up with all the latest BOSS news, stay tuned into the BOSS website at www.buckeyesprints.com or follow the tour on Facebook. Ohio Valley Dirt Track Racing (OVDTR.com) is now the new home for Ohio's auto racing news, and BOSS press releases will be featured there first. BOSS and OVDTR have already teamed up to keep auto racing history alive in the area, so watch for many new historical features to be added soon!


2015 BOSS Schedule

Saturday, May 9 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH
Saturday, May 16 - Wayne County Speedway ; Orrville, OH
Saturday, May 23 - Mercer Raceway Park ; Mercer, PA
Sunday, May 24 - TBA
Friday, June 5 - Limaland Motorsports Park ; Lima, OH
Saturday, June 6 - Lawrenceburg Speedway ; Lawrenceburg, IN
Friday, June 19 - Legendary Hilltop Speedway ; Marietta, OH
Saturday, June 20 - Tyler County Speedway ; Middlebourne, WV
Friday, July 3 - Lernerville Speedway ; Sarver, PA
Saturday, July 4 - Pittsburgh PA Motor Speedway ; Imperial, PA
Saturday, July 11 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Friday, July 31 - Atomic Speedway ; Alma, OH
Saturday, August 1 - Lawrenceburg Speedway ; Lawrenceburg, IN
Sunday, August 2 - Millstream Speedway ; Findlay, OH
Saturday, August 8 - Wayne County Speedway ; Orrville, OH
Saturday, August 15 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH "Mike Hensel Memorial"
Friday, September 4 - Moler Raceway Park ; Williamsburg, OH
Sunday, September 6 - 35 Raceway Park ; Frankfort, OH
Saturday, September 12 - Montpelier Motor Speedway ; Montpelier, IN
Saturday, September 19 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Saturday, October 3 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH
Saturday, October 10 - Eldora Speedway ; Rossburg, OH

 

 

SCHATZ, TSR TEAM EARN SPRINT POLL HONORS

KNOXVILLE, IOWA - Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing’s (TSR) No. 15 team were recognized today by the North American 410 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers. The Poll named Schatz, 410 North American Driver of the Year, and TSR, Team of the Year.

“We had a tremendous 2014 season and we’re all honored to be recognized by the National Sprint Car Poll,” said Schatz. “When you are in the midst of a year like we had in 2014, you rarely get the time to truly appreciate what you are accomplishing. It was a total team effort, and I couldn’t have earned this award without incredible dedication from my crew at Tony Stewart Racing (Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Eric Prutzman) and our organization led by Tony Stewart, and assisted by people like Jimmy Carr, Misha Geisert and Bill Klingbeil. We had a record-breaking season, and it was the result of tremendous effort by everyone involved. I’m thrilled the team was also honored for all the hard work they put in.”

Schatz won a career-best 26 WoO A-Features in 88 starts and finished every race en route to his sixth WoO championship. Winning his eighth Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals in the last nine seasons also highlighted the 2014 campaign.

It marks the seventh time Schatz has been named the Driver of the Year. He previously won the award in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, and 2013. The Fargo, North Dakota native earned 23 of the 24 available first place votes.

For Tony Stewart Racing, it was the fourth time the team was recognized as Team of the Year in 410 Winged Sprints. TSR also earned top honors in 2001, 2008, and 2012.

Schatz and TSR will begin their 2015 campaign next month in Florida during the annual DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla.

 

 

NASCAR RACER AND FOX-TV PERSONALITY KENNY WALLACE TO PRESENT “ONE-ON-ONE” SESSION WITH FANS AND SIGN AUTOGRAPHS AT PPB MOTORSPORTS 2015 RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW

OAKS, PA January 15, 2015 . . . The very popular Kenny Wallace, a veteran of 28-years of NASCAR racing and an entertaining FOX-TV personality, will be sharing his thoughts about auto racing promotions and taking questions from fans during a one-on-one session at the 30th Anniversary Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 Presented by Sunoco Race Fuels Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show. The three day show takes place at the huge Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa and runs from Friday, January 23rd thru Sunday, January 25th.

Not only has Wallace been a successful NASCAR race car driver and TV personality but he is also a partner in the Macon, Illinois Speedway and has been for the last 10 years. He also recently launched the Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience at tracks nationwide including the nearby New Egypt, NJ Speedway. Fans will be able to experience dirt track racing.

With all the experience that Wallace has he is a perfect person to talk with show attendees/racing fans about the promotion of auto racing events and that is exactly what he will do starting from 3:30 to 5:30 on Saturday at the show. Wallace will take questions from fans about what they like and don't like about racing events during the “one-on-one” session followed by an autograph signing. This is a great opportunity for fans to ask that question they have been saving for a promoter that has the answers and also hear the other side of the story.

In addition to the “one-on-one” fan session Wallace will also be part of a Speedway Benefits Promoter’s Workshop that will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 24th. Speedway Benefits, operated by “Humpy” Wheeler former GM of Charlotte Motor Speedway, is a marketing alliance that is available to the estimated 1,000 grassroots racing facilities located around the nation and in Canada.

The Workshop is open to promoters. They must RSVP Tori Stapleton at attori@speedwaybenefits.com to attend this free seminar.

PPB Motorsports 2015 offers attendees the opportunity to meet and collect autographs from national, regional and local racers along with visiting more than 500 exhibitor displays, see more than 200 race cars all types on display, attend free seminars and get up close to vintage, historic and classic cars that are on display.

For a complete three day schedule of events check in at www.aarn.com or telephone 609.888.3618.

 

 

Oswego Speedway Eagles Fan Club Moves Forward, New Officers Announced

OSWEGO, NY (January 15, 2015) – The Oswego Speedway Eagles Fan Club, a volunteer non-profit organization formed several years ago with the sole purpose and intent of supporting drivers and owners that compete at Oswego Speedway, is excited to announce a new cast of officers, signaling the continuation of the club in 2015.

Longtime board member Jason Kingsley has stepped into a new role as Eagles Fan Club President beginning this year, with the assistance of Vice President and Treasurer Jamie LaRochelle as well as internet coordinator Mike Johnson.

The trio of Oswego Speedway fans is ready to bring the Eagles Fan Club into a new era at the Steel Palace this coming season.

“The Eagles Fan Club was sad to see some of its longtime board members move on after the 2014 race season,” said Eagles President Jason Kingsley. “But we are excited to have a few new board members going into 2015. The Eagles Fan Club is eager for the upcoming race season to begin and plans to be as successful as it has been in the past.”

The Eagles Fan Club, which provides several fundraising options for teams and weekly promotional giveaways, including the Eagles Fan Club Kids Bike Giveaway, is aiming at new plans for the program overall.

“This year the Eagles Fan Club plans to bring new and exciting changes to the program,” said Kingsley. “We will continue to provide opportunities for all fans of Oswego Speedway to come together and support their favorite race teams in the 2015 season.”

The new Eagles Fan Club officers are still looking for volunteers to help with the club this season and asked for anyone interested to please contact the Eagles Fan Club through their Facebook page, ‘Oswego Eagles Fan Club.’

For more information on the Eagles Fan Club you can also visit their webpage at www.gosupers.com/eagles.html or follow on Twitter @OswegoEaglesFC.

Updated information on how to join the Eagles Fan Club for 2015 will be announced in the coming weeks through all outlets listed above.

Oswego Speedway’s racing season begins on Saturday, May 9 with the Speedway’s 65th opening night celebration featuring the Novelis Supermodified Kick-Off main event as well as the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series Richie Evans Memorial and the Pathfinder Bank SBS.

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

To purchase tickets for the 2015 racing season call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

 

 

THE LURE OF THRILLING AUTO RACING, PLUS CHEAP GAS EQUALS COMPELLING NAPA KNOW HOW INDOOR RACING WEEKEND, JAN. 30-31, IN ATLANTIC CITY’S BOARDWALK HALL

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 15, 2015 . . . The drama and excitement of watching and competing in professional auto racing events, indoors, in the dead of winter, is stimulating in and of itself.

This year, attendees traveling to NAPA KNOW HOW Racing Weekend inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall will have the added joy of filling up their gas tanks with gas in the range of $1.90 per gallon - more than a dollar a gallon cheaper than in past years.

And that’s good for the teams as well, who have entered from thirteen different states and two countries. Sarah Arteta, from San Francisco will benefit most by the low gas and diesel fuel prices as will Kyle O’Gara from Indianapolis, and quartet of Canadians, James Michael Friesen, Mack DeMan, Mike Lichty and Rob Neely. The four Canadians are all from Ontario and one, Mike Lichty, is a past Three Quarter (TQ) Midget indoor race winner.

The two-day Boardwalk Hall race program is set for Friday and Saturday, January 30-31, 2015 and is the latest event under the promotional endeavors of Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP). The race meet culminates with the thirteenth running of the Gamblers Classic on January 31, a 40-lap test.

With the TQ entry list approaching a record 100 cars, there will be scant margin for error for any potential winner. All told, as many as 200 entrants in the three classes of competition will test the concrete floor of Boardwalk Hall.

Among the TQ Midget standout entries are Ryan Preece of Berlin, Ct., Jimmy Blewett of Howell, N.J., Anthony Sesely of Matawan, N.J., Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y., Ted Christopher of Plainville, Ct., Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo N.Y and Earl Paules of Kunkletown, Pa.

Sesely has won the Gamblers Classic in each of the past two years.

Rudolph, Christopher and Jankowiak were winners in the most recent LSMP races last month inside Trenton’s Sun National Bank Center and are likely contenders for ultimate victory in Atlantic City.

Other entrants include Shawn Carrig from Brick N.J. and Patrick Emerling of Ransomville, N.Y. Ryan Flores of Davidson, N.C., who was a competitive runner-up in Trenton in December, is one driver who will bear watching. His recent near-victorious effort was assisted by third generation driver and NASCAR Sprint aspirant Corey LaJoie.

Flores, a Joey Logano NASCAR Sprint Cup Series crew member and formerly a New Jersey resident, was making his debut in TQ racing in a brand new Mark Lafler built car and nearly won the race.

One driver who will not be driving in Boardwalk Hall is Gamblers Classic two time winner Lou Cicconi of Lester, Pa. Cicconi, a winner in 2006 and 2010, suffered back injuries in a crash in the Trenton Indoor race. Cicconi, who will make a complete recovery, is convalescing from back injuries. Cicconi is expected to the attend event however, with no official word of who he will put in the driver’s seat of his potent No. 75 car.

On Friday, TQs will race in a complete program while two support classes, the Lentini Auto Salvage (LAS) Slingshots and Champ Karts, will complete their qualifying events in preparation for Saturday’s features.

In addition to a generous prize money payout, the weekend of events boasts a dozen and a half ‘special awards’, many with lucrative cash prizes.

LAS Slingshot favorites include Matt Carman of Three Bridges, N.J., John Gilroy of Stroudsburg, Pa., Trenton Slingshot feature winner Gary Hieber of Langhorne, Pa. Joe Kata of Goshen, N.Y., brothers Jimmy and Dan Spellmon of Butler, N.J., and Ricky Yetter of Easton, Pa.

The Slingshot race is considered to be a wide open affair for this reason: not a single one of the winners of the previous dozen Slingshot feature race winners is entered in this year’s race.

Champ Karts, with sixty entries will be headed by recent Indoor Race winners Anthony Colandro of Albertson, N.Y., and Trenton winners Chris Daley of Pleasant Valley, N.Y., and Justin Gumley of Howell, N.J.

The roar of racing engines was first heard inside cavernous Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., in 1938 when an enterprising promoter thought bringing race cars, and fans, in from the cold in the dead of winter seemed like a good idea.

Sixty-five years later, in 2003, Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) resurrected the concept and it has become the Mid-Winter Motorsports Happening in the racing world.

Tickets for the event are available at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets and online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Advanced, lower level ticket holders are invited to Fanfest on Saturday night starting at 5pm, for an opportunity to walk the track and meet the drivers before the racing kicks off at 7pm.

For more event info visit www.aarn.com or call the Len Sammons

Productions office at 609-888-3618.

 

 

RacinBoys Resumes Lap-By-Lap PPV Coverage of Chili Bowl on Thursday

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 15, 2015) - Another night of the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire produced yet another driver eating the alphabet soup.

RacinBoys captured all of the action as five-time event champion Sammy Swindell charged from the back to win a D Main, finished second in a C Main, claimed a B Main and placed fifth in the main event inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

However, it was Rico Abreu who picked up the feature victory in a dominating performance with Chris Windom and NASCAR notable J.J. Yeley earning podium finishes to lock into Saturday's main event.

RacinBoys will resume lap-by-lap coverage on Thursday during Night 3, when NASCAR's Kenny Wallace and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. take on four-time Chili Bowl champion Kevin Swindell and approximately 80 other competitors.

The price is only $25 per day. Chili Bowl action is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. (Central) on Thursday and Friday and at Noon (Central) for the finale.

To purchase, click the top banner on the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from this year's previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

There will be a booth in the midway where fans can sign up for RacinBoys premium membership or the Pay-Per-View broadcast.

Additionally, Spire Sports + Entertainment and RacinBoys will hand out a nightly Jason Leffler Elbows Up Award to the driver who makes the most daring move - good or bad - of the night. Sammy Swindell received the award on Wednesday after passing 45 cars during feature competition.

Justin Zoch, the editor of Flat Out Magazine, and Bryan Gapinksi, who is the president of the National Midget Driver of the Year Award, are returning as part of the announcing crew along with MAVTV's Rob Klepper and Bob Dillner, who is a leading NASCAR reporter. Additionally, Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series announcer Jim Childers will be on the mic along with Lenny Batycki of Charlotte Motor Speedway.

RacinBoys Co-Founder Scott Traylor will anchor the broadcast with veteran Scotty Cook reporting from the pits and Victory Lane.

RacinBoys broadcasts are brought to you by Lucas Oil Products and MAVTV American Real. Nightly sponsors include Driver Websites, Rod End Supply, Hyper Racing and Schoenfeld Headers, which is also a sponsor of the nightly Pre-Race Show.

Additional sponsors include Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Spire Sports + Entertainment, Weld Racing, Speedway Motors, Eagle Motorsports, SpeedMart Inc., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Knoxville Raceway and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, 6B Apparel, Same Day Auto Repair/Tire Factory and Flat Out Magazine.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/broadcast-schedule/ for live video of the five-day Chili Bowl for $99.99 ($89.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $25 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 17 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast, which is slated to begin with C Main action. **

CHILI BOWL -

The 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 13-17. More than 325 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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RacinBoys is in its 10th year of broadcasting the prestigious Chili Bowl and has been the lead broadcaster of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events for the past six seasons. In 2012, RacinBoys began offering Pay-Per-View for special races and will continue to expand that segment in 2015. For more information, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com.

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This is it Official release: Sprintcar Association of NSW January 15, 2015

The event may have changed name and prize money structure over the years but for the last six years, it has honoured a young talented racer that was taken from us too soon.

There is something special about this year’s Scott Darley Challenge. New ownership at Valvoline Raceway gave a new fresh outlook on the event and what has transpired is a refreshingly new format that has attracted Australia’s best and a load of hot foot Americans including veteran Jac Haudenschild, Brad Sweet, who has dominated the Sydney scene, Tim Kaeding, Kyle Hirst, Jason Sides, Danny Holtgraver, Davey Heskin and Jac’s son Sheldon Haudenschild who along with Hirst will have their first hit out at the Sydney venue this weekend.

Seventy-eight cars in total have nominated for the weekend and if all 78 cars turn up, it will be the equal biggest car count ever seen at Valvoline Raceway.

Friday night’s A-Main will pay a handsome $19,000. If the winner of the Friday night A-Main qualifies for the Saturday night A-Main, they will be given the challenge and should they accept, they will start from position 19. Should they win that, they will pocket another $19,000 for winning the AMain and a further $19,000 for taking the challenge!

It is a mouth-watering proposition.

The format will see the 78 cars take time trials. Cars timed in positions 1-60 will race in five heats

with 61 st -84 th to compete in the non-qualifiers. The first 4 in each heat will go straight to the A-Main with 5-12 in the heats relegated to the B, C and D mains. The E-Main will be made up of the nonqualifiers and two will transfer from each with 4 coming from the B-Main to the A-Main.

Trying to pick a winner is almost impossible and the level of intensity surrounding this weekend is at

an unprecedented level.

As mentioned earlier, this event originally started off as the Gough & Gilmour $50,000 to win. As is widely known, the first event was cruelly washed out. Ever since then, the event has seen some of

the most exciting racing. The event was named after Scott Darley in the wake of his tragic crash in October 2008 and in January 2009 was changed to the Scott Darley Memorial and won by Steve

Kinser.

With the event now being two separate nights, it also gives drivers the chance to bounce back if they

didn’t have a desirable night in the opener. This is being looked upon as a major positive.

Racing this Friday and Saturday will kick off with hot laps at around 5:30pm with time trials at 6pm.

Don’t miss it!

Previous winners:

12 February, 2000 – Washed Out, Gough & Gilmour $50,000 to win

3 February, 2001 – Donny Schatz, Gough & Gilmour CAT $50,000 to win 5 January, 2002 – Donny Schatz, Parts Plus $50,000 to win Summer Slam 11 January, 2003 – Donny Schatz, $50,000 to in International 2 January, 2005 – Donny Schatz, $50,000 to in Sprintcar Spectacular 7 January, 2006 – Joey Saldana, $50,000 to win 6 January, 2007 - Donny Schatz, Bevelite Glass $50,000 to win 6 January, 2008 - Donny Schatz, $50,000 to win International 3 January, 2009 – Steve Kinser, Scott Darley $50,000 to win Memorial 5 January, 2010 - Donny Schatz, Scott Darley $50,000 presented by Coca Cola 8 January, 2011 - Donny Schatz, The 2011 $50,000 to win Scott Darley Classic 17 March, 2012 – Shane Stewart, Scott Darley $50,000 Challenge 16 March, 2013 – Ian Madsen, Scott Darley $50,000 Challenge 18 January, 2014 – Trevor Green, 2014 Scott Darley Classic

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ NAMED NORTH AMERICAN 410 SPRINT CAR POLL

“DRIVER OF THE YEAR” FOR 2014… FOR SEVENTH TIME IN CAREER

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (January 14, 2015) - For the seventh time in his career, Donny Schatz of Fargo, North Dakota, was voted the “Driver of the Year” by the North American 410 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers. The 2014 Knoxville Nationals winner and World of Outlaws (WoO) champion, earned twenty-three (23) of the twenty-four (24) first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll.

Tony Stewart, owner of the Donny Schatz sprint car, earned his seventh “Team of the Year” honors, though three of those have come from the North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll.

Those drivers ranked second through fifth, respectively, are WoO regular Daryn Pittman of Oklahoma, All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) champion Dale Blaney, 2014 Kings Royal winner Kerry Madsen and WoO regular Paul McMahan of California. Rounding out the ‘top ten’ for the season are Joey Saldana, 2014 Central Pennsylvania Sprint Cars and Williams Grove Speedway champion Greg Hodnett, Brian Brown, Brad Sweet and David Gravel. Dale Blaney earned one (1) first-place vote.

Rico Abreu of California will receive the “Wild Card Award” for his exciting ‘410’ sprint car performances in 2014.

Austin Hogue of Pennsylvania, the top rookie at the Lincoln and Williams Grove tracks this past season, has earned the “Rookie of the Year” award in the ‘410’ division of the North American Sprint Car Poll. Brian Stickel of Knoxville Raceway has captured the “Promoter of the Year” honors for the second consecutive year.

Jack & Bonnie Elam of J&J Auto Racing will earn the “Builder/Manufacturer of the Year” honors for the ‘410’ poll. For the first time, the “Media Member of the Year” award will go to Ralph Shaheen of SPEED SPORT magazine.

The North American 410 Sprint Car Poll is an annual awards program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. All awards will be distributed in 2015 at tracks throughout North America. The awards were announced on the second day of the 2015 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Final 2014 North American 410 Sprint Car Poll

rank, driver (first place votes), hometown, state/province, points

1., Donny Schatz (23), Fargo, ND, 2260

2., Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 1125

3., Dale Blaney (1), Fowler, OH, 644

4., Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, AUS, 521

5., Paul McMahan, Elk Grove, CA, 494

6., Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 483

7., Greg Hodnett, Memphis, TN, 304

8., Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 295

9., Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 233

10., David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 216

11., Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 161

12., Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, AUS, 120

13., Stevie Smith, New Oxford, PA, 101

14., Steve Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 80

15., Kyle Hirst, Sacramento, CA, 59

16., Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 54

17., Danny Dietrich, Aspers, PA, 50

18., Billy Balog, Fairbanks, AK, 41

tie, Sammy Swindell, Memphis, TN, 41

20., Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 35

21., Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, PA, 31

22., Cody Darrah, Red Lion, PA, 27

tie, Danny Holtgraver, Pittsburgh, PA, 27

24., Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, 26

25., Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 23

Also receiving multiple votes: Christopher Bell, Mark Dobmeier, Craig Dollansky, Lee Jacobs, Kraig Kinser, Don Kreitz (Jr.), Danny Lasoski, Byron Reed.

 

 

Live Streaming For Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Launched

Australia’s biggest and most prestigious speedway event, the 2015 Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic at Sungold Stadium, Warrnambool, will be accessible worldwide for the first time ever with the announcement of a live streaming package.

Leading US speedway video provider, T2 Digital will show all three nights of the Classic on its popular streaming and on-demand video platform, The Cushion.

Sungold Stadium General Manager, David Mills said he was delighted with the new partnership with T2 Digital and excited to see Australia’s marquee event open up to a global audience.

“The Lucas Oil Classic is not only Australia’s premier speedway event, but one of the world’s great Sprintcar races and we are delighted to now be able to deliver live coverage across the globe,” Mills said.

“The Classic attracts sellout crowds each night with fans from all over Australia and overseas, but we know not everyone can attend and our new live streaming package means those fans who can’t be here won’t miss out.”

T2 Digital CEO, Ian Marvuglio said streaming Australia’s most prestigious speedway race is a major coup for motor sport fans around the world.

“We are extremely excited to broadcast live coverage from the Lucas Oil Classic, one of the world’s premier Sprintcar events,” Marvuglio said.

“Everyone involved has been working very hard to put some cool features in play for this broadcast, and we think our viewers will really enjoy it.”

The Lucas Oil Classic attracts the biggest Sprintcar field in the world, with more than 100 of Australia and America’s top racers already entered, and up to 120 cars expected.

Included in this year’s star studded line up is Australian stars Brooke Tatnell, Max Dumesny, Ian and Kerry Madsen, Jamie Veal and James McFadden, and Americans Jac and Sheldon Haudenschild, Brad Sweet, Randy Hannagan and reigning Classic champion Tim Kaeding,

As well as being broadcast live, the programs will be available in The Cushion’s all-new instant archive, enabling the event to be viewed on demand.

“Regardless of the time zone, watching the Classic couldn’t be easier with our instant archive allowing viewers to start, pause and play coverage whenever they like,” T2 Digital Chief Technology Officer, Brian Harmdierks said.

“The instant archive feature has taken some time to develop, and the Classic is perfect for its use – our fans will love it.”

Access to the live stream is available at US$24.50 for the preliminary nights, and US$28.50 for the final, or just US$69.99 for a three-day pass. Visit www.thecushion.com for more information.

The 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic as supported by Oval Express Magazine, GJ Gardner Homes, KRE Race Engines and the Lady Bay Resort Warrnambool will be held at Premier Speedway on January 23, 24 & 25, 2015.

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – Break Before Florida!

(Bill W) January 14, 2015 – Following the “Winter Heat” event in Arizona, the Wayne Johnson Racing #77x team will take a brief respite in their Knoxville, Iowa headquarters. Racing in Florida heats up next month and the team will be back on the road. They found speed as the events at Cocopah Speedway near Yuma, Arizona went on last weekend. One place they couldn’t find any luck with was the draw.

Wayne acknowledges that the team learned a lot on the trip. “We learned a lot with the KPC chassis,” he says. “”The finishes didn’t show it, but we got it going pretty well. Our main thing last weekend was drawing the inside of the third row of our heat race both nights. That’s the worst place you can be starting at Yuma.”

The top is the preferred starting spot in Yuma. “By the time you get going, you’re in sixth or seventh before you know it,” says Wayne. “Then you have to try to fight back from there. We were really good in the B (Friday he went from 10th to 6th). We really got rolling. Come feature time, it was a track position deal. We’re way too tight to be driving by the strong cars in front of us from the back right now.”

He would finish the race and get valuable time on his new chassis. “You get tight in dirty air behind other cars,” says Wayne. “We were racing at the end, so that was good, and I was feeling better health-wise. It was an opportunity to get laps on these new cars and learn and figure some things out. We had a bunch of stuff going on that we were trying.”

Saturday would again see Wayne start fifth in his heat. This time he checkered sixth and started on the pole of his Qualifier. “We were able to get the jump in the Qualifier, but I (slow)-footed it into one because I didn’t want to miss the bottom,” he says. “Mason Moore got around the outside of me and we ran second.”

Wayne would charge from the fourth row to finish fourth in the B, before moving up from row ten to finish 18th in the main event. “We were pretty good again in the B, and the car was getting better and better,” he says. “It was pretty tough to pass on Saturday. It started laying a little rubber and we rode around there behind Joey (Saldana) in the feature. I was a little better than him I think, but there was nowhere to pass him back there. I wasn’t fast enough like (Danny) Lasoski was to get out of that line and roll by guys.”

The team is waiting on the schedules in Florida to finalize before they hit the road again. “Whenever they get racing down in Florida, I’m sure we’ll be there,” says Wayne. “Right now, we’re headed back to the frozen tundra!”

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February 6, 2008, Wayne took home the All Star race at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida. In a field that featured the All Stars and most of the World of Outlaws, he topped Sam Hafertepe Jr., Danny Lasoski, Craig Dollansky and Donny Schatz.

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The Darley Challenge is here Official release: Toby Bellbowen Motorsport January 15, 2015

The next event for Toby Bellbowen Motorsport is here, the Scott Darley Challenge and Toby would like nothing better than to take the win this Friday and Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway.

The race, to honour the life of Scott Darley, has drawn a record equalling amount of nominations and Toby will be hoping his good form over the Christmas/New Year period continues for the two nights coming up.

“It's great to see such a good car count from all perspectives. As a racer, I thrive on competing with the best guys every night to prove myself and there's no shortage of talent this weekend. But also from a fans point of view it will be good, hard racing to watch, and I'm sure the promoters enjoy having a healthy line-up too,” Toby said.

“We're as ready as we can be. We've been very strong lately, and with some improvement since last time we raced, I think we will be even better. I'm looking forward to hitting the track Friday.”

Being such an emotional event, there is certainly an added bit of spice to what is already a fully charged weekend of racing.

“There's is definitely added emotion and motivation when it comes to the Scott Darley Challenge for me. It almost feels like you have to defend it, when interstaters and guys from overseas turn up. It's a race very close to my heart, and is one of the races I especially want to win.”

With so many cars at the event, it will be vitally important to time trial good and Toby has proven time and time again that he is one of the best qualifiers in Sydney this season.

“Qualifying will be key this weekend, there's no doubt about that. Fortunately for us, we have been the most consistent car in qualifying. It's kind of disappointing now when we don't time well. But my team has done a great job all year for that, and most of the time it's up to whether I put in a good lap or not.”

With the format set that if the Friday night A-Main winner qualifies for the Saturday feature, they can elect to start from position 19and if they win, they will pocket a bonus. So, will Toby take the challenge if he is eligible?

“I will definitely take the challenge. If you're fast enough to have the choice, you'd be silly if you didn't take the challenge. Hopefully it's my option on Saturday night, because you can lock me in from p19!”

In other news, it has been announced that Toby will qualify on the Saturday night of the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic at Premier Speedway, Warrnambool on the Australia Day weekend.

This weekend will be the start of a busy week for Toby and the team. Don’t forget there will be full updates on Toby’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/tobybellbowen70.

There is also plenty of merchandise for sale so make sure if you are trackside, you head down to the truck and grab yourself a t-shirt, hoodie or a cap and a signed hero card.

The schedule for Toby Bellbowen Motorsport is as follows:

January 16 – Scott Darley Challenge, Valvoline Raceway January 17 - Scott Darley Challenge, Valvoline Raceway January 23, 24, 25 – Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, Warrnambool January 31 - Sprintcar Track Championship – Valvoline Raceway

Toby would like to thank the following sponsors for their wonderful support during the 2014/15 season:

Hog’s Breath Cafe Rod Bowen’s Prestige Smash Repairs Spies Hecker McGrath Lander Motor Group Valvoline Poolwerx Hills Shire Lander Toyota Vortex Race Products Duncan & Foster Engine Reconditioning B & B Graphics Murrell Distribution

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Jackson is hungry for a good showing Official release: Jackson Delamont Motorsport January 15, 2015

In the rough and tumble world of Sprintcar racing, having a dogged determination is vital. And they don’t come much more determined than Jackson Delamont.

This Friday and Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway he will compete in the Scott Darley Challenge – a race that honours the life of Scott, who was an up and coming star in the NSW Sprintcar circles and tragically taken too soon.

“I’m ready,” Jackson said as he prepares for the sojourn to Sydney.

“We have actually been ready since Monday, loaded up. We have been getting the spare car ready for the events down south, so it has been a relaxed build up to the weekend.”

There are 78 nominations for the event, a field like this not seen in Sydney for many years.

“It’s pretty awesome. I guess it’s a credit to the new promoters who have made racing in Sydney a lot better.”

The format for this weekend will see the two night show treated as separate nights. Jackson sees this a much better way than making the two nights combined.

“If you have a bad first night, it gives you a chance to redeem yourself on night two. It’s good to see the format change, it shakes it up a bit which is great.

“With so many cars, it is going to be tough and I live by the philosophy that if I make the feature, I am happy. I can tell you, with the calibre of drivers here this weekend, if I make the feature, I will be extremely happy!

“Last year at Avalon, with over 70 cars, I made the A-Main directly so I know I can do it. We have been good of late, so it’s about continuing it on.”

Going into this weekend, Jackson still sits 11 th in the track championship and with both nights scoring points towards the title, it will be vitally important to stay consistent.

Following this weekend, Jackson will load up for the big shows down south including the President’s Cup, the Kings Challenge and the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

As always, stay connected on Jackson’s Facebook page at facebook.com/jacksondelamont48.

Jackson would like to thank his sponsors for their support this season:

Mad Harry’s Steel Steel Supplies KRE Racing Engines

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Time to kick some goals Official release: Blake Skipper Racing January 15, 2015

After the last show at Valvoline Raceway on January 5, Blake Skipper and the team found hopefully what has been the cause of their gremlins that has plagued them in recent weeks.

The team will be out in force this weekend as Blake turns his season around and pointing in the right direction and what better event to do that than the Scott Darley Challenge weekend this Friday and Saturday at Valvoline Raceway.

Blake will saddle up with 77 other drivers looking for a win in a race that has had a redesigned format this year and will be treated as two separate nights. Big prize money is on offer which has greatly enhanced this year’s event.

“It’s the best car count we have had in a long, long time and it’s great to see,” Blake said today.

“I really can’t wait to get into it and race with some of the biggest names in the world of Sprintcar racing at the moment, that’s for sure.”

And as the prestige of the weekend grows, each and every driver feels privileged to be a part of it, hence the number of nominations received. The change of format too has proven to be popular.

“This weekend is definitely a weekend you want the whole time to go problem free. It's such a big deal and so special to be involved. We definitely want to hit the track all guns blazing this weekend.

“My whole crew has worked real hard to make sure we have a good run. I say it every week, but I really can’t thank them enough.

“The Scott Darley race is such a special event in speedway. With so much competition and meaning behind the event, it's something I'm lucky to be a part of and I would love to have a solid night with no problems and be able to enjoy such an amazing event.”

This two night event will conclude the international portion of the season in Sydney, but certainly not the end of the season. Blake will resume track championship hostilities on Saturday, January 31 with the team taking a well-earned break over the Australia Day long weekend.

Don’t forget if you can’t make it trackside, you can stay up to date with Blake’s progress via his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BlakeSkipperRacing.

Blake Skipper Racing would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the 2014/15 season;

Champion Spark Plugs Bullant Performance Fuchs Wafflepod Walker’s Haulage Onesteel Awesome Racewear Diamond Balustrades Southern Fasteners Abetta Glass Finish Felsch Race Engines Australia Wide Towing K & W Skipper Constructions Pty Ltd

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Hall Tackling Chili Bowl Nationals Preliminary Action on Friday Night

Inside Line Promotions - LONGVIEW, Texas (Jan. 14, 2015) - Tyson Hall is back for another shot at the Chili Bowl crown.

Hall will compete on Friday during his preliminary night at the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., before the finale on Saturday.

"We're aiming to qualify through on Friday night and hopefully make it in the big show," he said. "We had some issues during practice night that are hopefully lined out."

Hall said the team battled a fuel issue during the first session of hot laps on Monday.

"The fuel system messed up on us so we only got one round of practice," he said. "When we got it on the track and got on it, it wouldn't take any throttle. In the second round of hot laps it went better, but on the top end it was hitting. It sounded like it was hitting a rev limiter. We had Esslinger look at it and it should be ready."

If the issues are fixed, Hall said he will be patiently aggressive on Friday when every position during each race is huge.

"You have to watch out and be patient, but you also have to be on the throttle," he said. "It's easy to be taken out by someone, but you can't just ride around there. You have to be on the throttle and up on the wheel."

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

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"Pine Tree Motors has been with me since the early stages of my career," Hall said. "They have stuck by me for 15 years and I can't thank them enough for the support throughout the years."

Hall would also like to thank Tidwell Tire Center, Tim's Shock Lab, Dealers Detail and Robert Hall for their continued support.

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Winter Heat Does Not End How Hendrickson Hoped

PETERSEN MEDIA: After making the feature event during the opening night of the Winter Heat Showdown, Dakota Hendrickson hoped to do the same during the final weekend of action, but the young driver got valuable seat time against stiff competition, and is looking forward to the rest of the season.

“It was a rough weekend, but it was not for lack of effort from my team,” Hendrickson said. “The track was really tough to pass on, and I was not able to capitalize on a few things.”

Finishing eighth in heat race action on Friday night, Hendrickson would grab a sixth place finish in his qualifier.

Running in the B Main, Hendrickson would line his Lucas Oil/K&N Products/JRI No. 5h machine up in the 12th spot, needing to get to the eighth spot to transfer into the feature.

On the slick surface, Hendrickson made some nice laps, but at the end of the day, was unable to move into a transfer spot, as he would finish 12th.

Back at it on Saturday night for the finale, the Omaha, NE driver would line up in the fourth row of his heat race, and tally a seventh place finish, before scoring a seventh place during his qualifier.

Lining up 12th in the semi, the track was right around the bottom and Hendrickson got in line and looked for any openings he could. With not much passing happening, Hendrickson’s Winter Heat would come to a close in the B.

“It was a little disappointing, but it was great to get back in a car for five races,” he added. “I am thankful for how hard my team worked, and I can’t wait to continue on with the season ahead.”

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

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

ON TAP: The Van Dyke Motorsports team will take a bit of a break before their next race. Stay tuned for an announcement on when exactly that next race will take place.

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WILD WEST: McMahan Continues Charge During Winter Heat Series

Car #51 has ups and downs as inaugural series in Arizona wraps up

TELFORD, PA. - January 14, 2015 - The frustration was easy to sense. Four solid nights of racing was undone by one evening of bad luck. In the end though, CJB Motorsports had reason to be grinning from ear-to-ear.

"The last night of Winter Heat was certainly a bummer," said Paul McMahan, driver of the Bairs Tree Service, Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete and All Star Performance sponsored machine. "It dropped us to fourth in the series points for the event but I and the team are extremely happy about hour the first four nights played out. We had an extremely fast car each and every night it seemed like."

By registering an average finish of 4th through the first three nights of the five race series, the California native returned the to 3/8th's mile oval known as the "Diamond in the Desert."

"We were very strong in our heat race and qualifier," said McMahan of his Friday night performance. "We started the feature on the pole and had some great battles. At the end of the night, the preferred line was around the bottom and we settled into third behind (Danny) Lasoski and (Dale) Blaney."

Saturday was another opportunity to secure a $12,000-to-win victory as well as a $4,000 check for the events points fund.

"We were in a stacked heat race on Saturday night," said McMahan. "The track was pretty narrow so we ended up staying where we were at for most of the night. It was disappointing to end our series like that but this is racing; those things happen."

The CJB team now shifts their focus to Florida and the beginning of the long and grueling World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series season.

"I'm glad we made the trek down there," said McMahan. "We learned an awful lot about our car that we can directly apply to our 2015 program. We're looking forward to Florida. We've always been fast down there and I think, with the knowledge we gained in Arizona, that we should be fast once again. It's our goal to repeat as DIRTcar Nationals champions and bring home more of those gator themed trophies."

CJB MOTORSPORTS 2015 STATS:

Events: 5

Quick Times: 0

Wins: 1

Top-5's: 3

Top-10's: 4

Average Time Trial: N/A

Average A-main finish: 3.75

Total Laps Led: 27

UP NEXT: McMahan and the CJB crew will head for Florida and the annual DIRTcar Nationals in February.

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

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CJB Motorsports would like to thank the following partners for making racing possible: Astro Titanium, All Star Performance, Bairs Tree Service, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt Seats, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Henry Dunn Insurance, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks Inc., Nyce Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, Motorsports Designs, Outerwears, Race Gear X, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Ti22, Top Flight Wings, Weld Racing and Winters Performance Products.

 

 

Sobus Aiming at Weekly Oswego Supermod Schedule, Hunting Sponsorship

OSWEGO, NY (January 14, 2015) – A veteran of racing at Oswego Speedway in both the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super and Novelis Supermodified divisions, owner/driver Brian Sobus is looking to make a fulltime return to Supermodified action at the ‘Steel Palace’ in 2015 behind the wheel of the beautiful No. 79.

After purchasing the former Double Deuce Racing No. 50 Supermodified in 2014, driven for several seasons by Dave Gruel, Sobus is hunting sponsorship to help make his weekly racing dreams a reality in 2015 after establishing himself as one of the Corr/Pak Merchandising ‘Fast 14’ qualifiers in last year’s Budweiser International Classic.

A three time feature winner in the Speedway’s Small Block division, with three top five finishes in points from 2008-2010, Sobus made the jump to the Novelis Supermodifieds by qualifying for his first Budweiser International Classic 200 in 2010 in his first attempt.

Driving in a joint effort with Ray Graham and Mike Murphy, in an older C&C designed chassis, Sobus wowed the International Classic crowd that year by not only qualifying 17th fastest of 38 entries, but promptly driving the No. 92 racer to a finish of eighth in his first start in the world’s biggest Supermodified event.

Sobus’ early success in a Supermodified helped his partnership with Murphy to grow into a fulltime effort in 2011, with the ride now showing as No. 79.

In his first full season driving a Novelis Supermodified, Sobus took 16th in the final standings with his first career top five finish coming in Twin 30 action on June 18 of that season behind Bob Bond, Dave McKnight, Dave Gruel, and Joe Gosek.

Sobus again excelled in the International Classic in 2011, with yet another top ten effort.

In 2012 the Murphy/Sobus team made an upgrade, purchasing a former Kody Graham Hawk Supermodified, with Sobus again adapting quickly.

Now as No. 60, in a ride on par with most of the field, Sobus charged to a career best third place finish on opening night of 2012, finishing one spot higher later in the season with a runner-up during the Grand Prix 75.

Sobus ended 2012 with an eighth place finish in the overall Supermodified standings, with a third consecutive top ten finish in the International Classic.

Unfortunately, prior to the 2013 season Murphy and Sobus went separate ways with the Murphy No. 60 moving out of fulltime competition and Sobus returning to his roots, the Small Block Super division.

Sobus took third in the Small Block Super portion of Race of Champions Weekend in 2013 with a top ten finish in the Bud Light SBS Classic, but the feeling was not the same.

Prior to 2014, Sobus made the commitment to purchase his own Supermodified, returning to his familiar No. 79 and unveiling the car just two weeks prior to the International Classic.

After managing to find some speed in the car early in the day, trouble struck during main event hot laps as the No. 79 veered into the outside wall, ending Sobus’ hopes of running that day’s feature and putting his International Classic hopes in doubt.

In his first true effort as an owner/driver in Supermodified racing, the Sobus team regrouped and rebuilt the racer prior to the International Classic last year and in amazing fashion Sobus qualified 14th fastest of 41 competitors with a lap of 16.467 seconds.

An early incident ended a Classic run for Sobus during the 200, his first DNF in his fourth start in the great race, but Sobus now knew that he and his team could no doubt field a competitive racer at the Oswego oval.

With the same machine and crew at his disposal from 2014, Sobus is aiming at making a weekly return to Oswego in 2015, and with the right amount of support Sobus believes it can become a reality.

To contact Sobus Racing, visit their page on Facebook.

Oswego Speedway’s racing season begins on Saturday, May 9 with the Speedway’s 65th opening night celebration featuring the Novelis Supermodified Kick-Off main event as well as the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series Richie Evans Memorial and the Pathfinder Bank SBS.

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

To purchase tickets for the 2015 racing season call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

 

 

Doug Wolfgang to Speak at Plymouth Speedway Banquet

By: Anita Soltis

(Plymouth, IN) He’s one of the best sprint car drivers in the world, and he will be at the 2014 Night of Champions Plymouth Speedway Banquet at the Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth on Jan. 24.

Doug Wolfgang will talk to attendees about his career that included 107 World of Outlaw wins and over 600 wins altogether. At one time, Wolfgang, Sammy Swindell, and Steve Kinser dominated the sport of sprint car racing for many years. Wolfgang suffered a severe injury in an accident during a practice session at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas in 1992. His sprint car hit a wall, and the impact ruptured a fuel line. His sprint car was soon surrounded by a fire. Wolfgang sustained serious injury to his feet and legs. He recovered and attempted to race, but eventually decided to call it quits. Wolfgang, who calls Sioux Falls, South Dakota home, has since turned his focus to designing and building winning chassis.

Fans, drivers, and the general public are welcome to attend the banquet to help honor the 2014 champions at Plymouth Speedway. Tickets are $30 each which includes a prime rib dinner and stories from Doug Wolfgang. He will also sign autographs. The doors will open at 5 p.m.; dinner is at 6 p.m., and the awards portion of the evening begins at 7 p.m. ET. Swan Lake Resort will honor a room discount for those attending the banquet at a price $79 which includes the use of the indoor pool.

Tickets must be purchased by Friday, Jan. 16 by calling Jacki Patrick (260) 578-2705. Tickets are limited.

About Plymouth Speedway: Plymouth Speedway features a three-eighths (0.375) mile banked dirt oval owned by Ed Kennedy. Five different classes of racing are featured: UMP Modifieds, Non-wing 600 Sprints, Thunder Stocks, Cyber Stocks and Super Streets. Regular season races are scheduled in the months of April through August on Saturday nights with several special events. For information, visit www.plymouthspeedway.net, follow Plymouth Speedway’s official Facebook page, @PlymouthSpeed on Twitter or email info@plymouthspeedway.net.

 

 

Big point funds at Attica Raceway Park in 2015

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – To celebrate the 10th year of the current ownership of Attica Raceway Park and to reward the dedicated race teams who entertain throughout the summer, ARP Promoter John Bores is going to pay out some big bucks in 2015. The point fund will be $63,000 to be divided up among the four weekly divisions at Attica Raceway Park.

“We wanted to do something special for our 10th season at Attica to show our appreciation to our race teams and fans that support us each week,” said Bores, who has been responsible for many, many improvements at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue over the past 10 years.

The O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints will battle for a $30,000 point fund with the champion getting $10,000.

The Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models’ point fund will be $20,000 with the champion taking home $7,500.

The Foster Auto Body 305 Sprints will be battling for $10,000 with the champion earning $3,000.

The Fremont Fence Dirt Trucks’ points fund will be $3,000 with the champion getting $600.

The complete point fund is on the track’s website at www.atticaracewaypark.com Contingency sponsors will be announced at a later date.

Also, Attica Raceway Park will stay on Friday nights in August after coming back from the Attica Fair on Friday, August 21 and Friday, August 28.

“This will help the race teams that are committed to other tracks and point races that normally race on Saturday nights,” said Operations Manager Rex LeJeune.

The 2015 racing season kicks off Friday, March 27 with a rain date set for Saturday, March 28. The complete 2015 schedule will be released soon. For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com.

 

 

RacinBoys Continues Live Chili Bowl PPV on Wednesday Following Wild Opener

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 14, 2015) - It couldn't get much wilder than Night 1 of the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire inside the River Spirit Expo Center, where RacinBoys showcased live Pay-Per-View video of NASCAR superstar Kyle Larson charging from the C Main to win the event's opening round.

Larson won a C Main, a B Main and then rallied from 17th to claim the main event on Tuesday ahead of Brad Loyet and rookie Spencer Bayston, who are all locked into Saturday's A Main.

The premier midget event continues on Wednesday when RacinBoys will continue broadcasting lap-by-lap coverage of Night 2, which features five-time Chili Bowl champion Sammy Swindell, NASCAR notable J.J. Yeley and breakout driver Rico Abreu among the more than 80 competitors.

The price is only $99.99 ($89.99 for premium RacinBoys members) for the remainder of the event or $25 per day. Chili Bowl action is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. (Central) during the four preliminary nights and at Noon (Central) for the finale.

To purchase, click the top banner on the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from this year's previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

There will be a booth in the midway where fans can sign up for RacinBoys premium membership or the Pay-Per-View broadcast.

Additionally, Spire Sports + Entertainment and RacinBoys will hand out a nightly Jason Leffler Elbows Up Award to the driver who makes the most daring move - good or bad - of the night.

Justin Zoch, the editor of Flat Out Magazine, and Bryan Gapinksi, who is the president of the National Midget Driver of the Year Award, are returning to the announcing booth. They will be joined by MAVTV's Rob Klepper and Bob Dillner, who is a leading NASCAR reporter. Additionally, Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series announcer Jim Childers will be on the mic along with Lenny Batycki of Charlotte Motor Speedway.

RacinBoys Co-Founder Scott Traylor will anchor the broadcast with veteran Scotty Cook reporting from the pits and Victory Lane.

RacinBoys broadcasts are brought to you by Lucas Oil Products and MAVTV American Real. Nightly sponsors include Driver Websites, Rod End Supply, Hyper Racing and Schoenfeld Headers, which is also a sponsor of the nightly Pre-Race Show.

Additional sponsors include Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Spire Sports + Entertainment, Weld Racing, Speedway Motors, Eagle Motorsports, SpeedMart Inc., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Knoxville Raceway and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, 6B Apparel, Same Day Auto Repair/Tire Factory and Flat Out Magazine.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/broadcast-schedule/ for live video of the five-day Chili Bowl for $99.99 ($89.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $25 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 17 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast, which is slated to begin with C Main action. **

CHILI BOWL -

The 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 13-17. More than 325 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

MAVTV -

MAVTV is no ordinary television network. It's a 24/7, high-definition entertainment extravaganza, featuring everything from blockbuster films, high-octane motor sports, MMA fighting, gaming, gut-busting comedy, original reality shows and scripted dramas. For more information, visit http://www.MAVTV.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys is in its 10th year of broadcasting the prestigious Chili Bowl and has been the lead broadcaster of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events for the past six seasons. In 2012, RacinBoys began offering Pay-Per-View for special races and will continue to expand that segment in 2015. For more information, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com.

 

 

EIGHT INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED AS “CLASS OF 2015” FOR

NATIONAL SPRINT CAR HALL OF FAME

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (January 13, 2015) - The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the names of its eight inductees for 2015. Those that will be inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 30, during the twenty-sixth annual ceremonies in Knoxville, Iowa, are:

Drivers: Gene “Tiger” Brown, Donnie Kreitz (Jr.), Danny Smith.

Owners-Mechanics-Builders-Manufacturers-Car Sponsors: Roger Beck, Gil Sonner.

Promoters-Officials-Media Members-Event/Series Sponsors: Mike Arthur, Bruce Ellis.

Pre-1945: Charlie Wiggins.

According to National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation executive director Bob Baker, “I know I say this every year, but we truly are very proud of the work done by our 72-member National Induction Committee. I think we have a great group of inductees this year, with most being honored in their lifetime. We look forward to our twenty-sixth induction banquet on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa, on May 30.”

Those seeking more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame can visit www.sprintcarhof.com. Also, the museum can be reached at 641-842-6176.

 

 

SCHATZ, PESTKA, AND MCDONALD RACE J&J'S TO INTERNATIONAL TRIUMPHS

McKENZIE, TN - J&J Auto Racing had a trio of winners last weekend in Sprint car action in Australia and New Zealand. Donny Schatz swept the World Series Sprintcars Crimsafe Australian Open. Daniel Pestka, who earned the SRA Open Victorian Title, and Jamie McDonald, who came out on top in the 2015 New Zealand Gold Cup, were J&J winners over the weekend.

WORLD SERIES SPRINTCARS - CRIMSAFE AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Donny Schatz continued his amazing Australian tour by sweeping the ENZED World Series Sprintcars Crimsafe Australian Open at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway near Brisbane. Schatz piloted the Crimsafe backed No. 15 J&J to victory in Friday's opening night 20-lap main event and then backed it up with a dominant run Saturday in the $20,000-to-win 50-lap main event. The victories concluded the six-time World of Outlaws champion's six-race tour in Australia. Schatz won all six starts.

SRA VICTORIAN OPEN

Daniel Pestka was the big winner Saturday at Avalon Raceway scoring the SRA Open Victorian Title aboard Mathew Eastham's No. V88 J&J. Pestka opened the night by setting the pace in qualifying and then raced from sixth to fourth in the opening heat. He advanced from fourth to third in the dash and concluded the evening by dominating the feature event to score the win.

2015 NEW ZEALAND GOLD CUP

Jamie McDonald raced to victory in the 2015 Gold Cup at Baypark Speedway in New Zealand. McDonald started the No. 3NZ J&J 12th in the opening heat and finished fifth before finishing second in the heat two. He started the main event sixth and raced to victory.

 

 

Baughman Prepared for Second Career Race at Chili Bowl This Week

Inside Line Promotions - ODESSA, Texas (Jan. 13, 2015) - The 2015 season kicks off this week for Josh Baughman, who is invading the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals for the second straight year.

Baughman is slated to compete in a midget for Andrew Felker Racing inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., on Thursday prior to Saturday's finale of the premier event.

"I learned a lot racing a midget here last year and I felt better each time I hit the track," he said. "I'm looking forward to having some experience this year. Hopefully we draw a good number to start the night and we catch a break or two during the preliminary night to set us up well."

Baughman showcased speed during last season's preliminary night, when he powered from 14th to second place in a C Main. His night ended in the B Main, but it provided valuable laps.

"It's important to quickly take advantage of every opportunity because the door shuts very fast at the Chili Bowl," he said. "Every position counts and you have to move forward in each race."

Baughman rallied from 12th to second in an H Main during last season's finale before being involved in a crash while racing for the lead.

"We made huge gains last year so I feel confident going into Thursday night," he said. "This event is a blast to be a part of so the goal is to have fun, put together good laps and see where it puts us."

UP NEXT -

Tuesday through Saturday at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Compression Generation Services

Compression Generation Services is a natural gas business based in Humble, Texas.

"They are great people to deal with and I'm glad to have them on board for 2014," Baughman said. "I look forward to seeing their name in the winner's circle with me."

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

 

 

Shark Racing Leaves Lasting Impression at Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 13, 2015) - Shark Racing wrapped up the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Cocopah Speedway last weekend.

Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen combined to make the feature in all but two races, but it was an act of kindness that got the racing industry talking. Shark Racing loaned fellow Pennsylvania driver Ryan Smith an engine to compete during the final weekend after he endured a couple of mechanical failures.

"We have had a lot of people help us throughout the years," Bobby Allen said. "That's part of racing. You want to beat everyone, but you don't want them sitting in the pits unable to race."

Another highlight of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown came last Tuesday, when Schuchart earned a top five for Shark Racing. He advanced from seventh to fifth place in his heat race and won a qualifier to lock into the fourth starting position for the 30-lap main event.

Schuchart then challenged for a spot on the podium throughout the feature before finishing fourth.

"Tuesday night we had a good run," he said. "I think the track was racy and we hit the setup good. I got to racing good with people in the heat races and got some passing points. It was a decent run. We were happy to at least get a top five."

Schuchart said the team struggled to find the right setup on Friday and Saturday. After driving his way into the $12,000-to-win main event each night, Schuchart ended 17th and 24th, respectively.

"We definitely weren't very good," he said. "It's a new track and we hadn't figured out the setup. We were still searching for stuff and it just didn't end well."

Meanwhile, Allen advanced into the main event on Tuesday and Saturday, and he missed a transfer spot by one position on Friday.

"I felt good all week," he said. "The biggest thing was getting up top. On Tuesday night I moved up there and started to feel comfortable. Once I did that I got more diverse and felt racy. There were a lot of tough drivers so it's hard to always come out on top. I had fun all week and learned a lot all week."

Allen finished with a 23rd-place result on Tuesday and Saturday to cap the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

"It was a lot of fun," he said. "The guys did a great job at the track. There was no pressure. Everyone got to hang out and enjoy themselves. It was a great way to start the year."

Next up, Shark Racing will host its sixth annual Sharkfest from 5-11 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24, at the New Oxford Social Pavilion. More information is available by visiting https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shark-Racing/561570593854948 .

QUICK RESULTS -

JACOB ALLEN: Jan. 6 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 3 (2); Qualifier: 8 (3); B Main: 6 (8); Feature: 23 (22).

Jan. 9 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 7 (7); Qualifier: 7 (7); B Main: 9 (13).

Jan. 10 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 2 (2); Qualifier: 6 (5); B Main: 6 (5); Feature: 23 (22).

LOGAN SCHUCHART: Jan. 6 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 5 (7); Qualifier: 1 (2); Feature: 4 (4).

Jan. 9 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 3 (3); Qualifier: 5 (3); B Main: 3: (3); Feature: 19 (19).

Jan. 10 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 3 (4); Qualifier: 5 (4); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: DNF (17).

SEASON STATS -

JACOB ALLEN: 5 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

LOGAN SCHUCHART: 5 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 2 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Feb. 11-15 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the DIRTcar Nationals with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Shark1s.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharkRacing1s

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shark-Racing/561570593854948

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Marty Thompson Investments

Marty Thompson Investments is a financial business that has been a big supporter of Shark Racing for years.

"Marty helps us get up and down the road," Shark Racing said. "He is a huge part of this team and we wouldn't be able to fulfill our dreams of racing with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series without Marty and his support."

Shark Racing would also like to thank Don Ott Racing Engines, Triple X Race Co., Pell's Tire Service, Rich Fogle and Son, Newman's Towing & Recovery, AO Designs, CnB Chubby, Bobby Allen's Speedway 94, Restas.com, DMI Rear Ends, YourAutoSourceInc.com, Moose Blocks, Bell Helmets, Wilwood Brakes, Silpada Sterling Silver Jewelry, Wings Unlimited, Joe Bear Joan and Michael Palumbo for their continued support.

 

 

Classic Qualifying Nights Announced

With just over a week until the running of the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, the full field of entrants, all 106 in total, have been split into their respective qualifying nights.

On both Friday and Saturday night, 53 cars will embark on two laps of qualifying (time trials), two heats races, before a C-Main, B-Main and the Oval Express Australia-America Challenge Cup Preliminary Feature Races are run.

In a change to 2014, the two preliminary A-Mains, will carry Premiership Points towards the Parr Motorsports Premier Speedway Sprintcar Track Premiership as will the Classic final on Sunday January 25, 2015.

Sunday’s race program will consist of one heat per car, ten in total, before the alphabet run commences with two D-Mains, two C-Mains and two B-Mains before the all important 40 lap, 24 car Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic decider.

The following are the list of Friday and Saturday night qualifiers:

Friday Night:

W2 Brooke Tatnell V3 Ian Loudoun V4 Phil Lock Q7 Robbie Farr T10 Ian Madsen N11 Trevor Green V12 Kristy Ellis W12 Daniel Harding T14 Mark House V16 Kris Lacey W18 Scott Reilly S19 Bradley Keller V20 Domain Ramsay Q21 Jordyn Brazier USA21 Christopher Bell V21 James Hennessy S22 Chad Ely T22 Callum Zizek V22 Quentin Tanner S24 Ricky Maiolo V24 Brendan Balcombe NQ25 James McFadden V35 Jamie Veal N36 Eddie Lumbar Q36 Danny Holtgraver V40 Darren Hickman V44 Ron Dalton W45 Daryl Clayden V47 Tim Rankin N48 Jackson Delamont V48 Adam King W53 Matt Egel V54 Bradley Warren ACT55 Stephen Bell V57 Matthew Dumesny Q58 Peter Lack V58 Rhiannon Burleigh S62 Trent Pigdon V68 Brett Milburn V70 John Vogels N75 Glen Saville V77 Darren Mollenoyux S78 Keke Falland USA81 Lucas Wolfe S84 Scott Bogucki V88 Daniel Pestka V90 Corey McCullagh V96 Andy Caruana S97 Terry McCarl V98 Peter Doukas ACT99 Jay Waugh N99 Tim Kaeding USA99 Brad Sweet

Saturday Night:

A1 David Murcott S2 Craig Vanderstelt W3 Steven Lines NQ5 Danny Reidy V5 Max Dumesny T7 Tim Hutchins USA7s Jason Sides USA9 Daryn Pittman 11WX Chris Ackland NQ17 Luke Oldfield V17 Dennis Jones W17 Kyle Hirst V19 Daniel Newnham S20 Glen Sutherland ACT21 Shaun Dobson N21 Garry Brazier V25 Jack Lee W25 Taylor Milling V26 Nick Lacey N28 Darryl Campbell N29 Kerry Madsen V34 Brenten Farrar V36 Tim Van Ginneken S37 Terry Kelly V37 Grant Anderson N38 Max Johnston NQ42 Brent Aprile V42 Jye O’Keeffe W46 Lee Nash Q51 Jason Pryde S51 Dylan Jenkin V51 Peter Milnes T55 Jamie Bricknell USA55 Randy Hannagan V55 Ashley Scott W56 Kris Coyle Q59 Kevin Titman S59 Adam Currie S63 Ryan Jones V67 Luke Walker N70 Toby Bell-Bowen USA71 Jac Haudenschild V72 Jake Smith V74 Michael Cunningham Q75 Darren Jensen N78 Andrew Wright S81 Luke Dillon S86 Brendan Guerin N88 Jimmy Matchett W90 Sheldon Haudenschild V91 Liam Williams N92 Sammy Walsh N98 Troy Little

The 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic as supported by Oval Express Magazine, GJ Gardner Homes, KRE Race Engines and the Lady Bay Resort Warrnambool will be held at Premier Speedway on January 23, 24 & 25, 2015.

 

 

Kerry Madsen Claims Pair of Top-Five’s With World Series Sprint Cars

PETERSEN MEDIA- Continuing to compete down under, Kerry Madsen and his Keneric Racing team headed to the Archerfield Speedway in QLD, AU to take on the World Series Sprint Cars for the Australian Open over the weekend.

“We had a couple of nice finishes, but we really wanted to win the finale given our starting spot,” Madsen said.

Kicking the two-day show off on Friday night, Madsen timed the Keneric Racing/American Racing/KPC No. 29 machine in fourth fastest, before scoring seventh and fifth place finishes in heat race action.

Lining up third for the 20-lap preliminary night feature event, Madsen looked to put together a strong finish to put his team in a good position for the Saturday night finale.

Hooking up in a race long battle with James McFadden, the duo thrilled the crowd all night long as they raced wheel to wheel, making contact on a few occasions. As the duo seemed to battle for the third spot for all 20-laps, it was McFadden getting the best of Madsen for the fourth spot at the finish line, as Madsen would close the night with a fifth place finish, putting him third overall in points.

With Friday night points setting things up on Saturday, Madsen would charge from 10th to second in his first heat before charging from 10th to fifth in his second heat.

Moving into the second spot in points, Madsen would find himself in the Gold Shootout, which he would then win, and earn the right to start on the pole for the 50-lap Australian Open finale.

Starting alongside Donny Schatz, it was Madsen surging into the early lead, as he looked to keep Schatz at bay, and end his win streak at the Archerfield Speedway.

Leading the first 14 markers, Madsen would fall to the second spot as Schatz surged by him, and took command of the race.

In the midst of a 49-lap green flag run, Madsen would lose the second spot to James McFadden on the 17th lap, but would not go quietly, as he and McFadden resumed a battle from the night before.

Continuing to run in the third spot, Madsen would take the second spot back on the 46th lap, only to lose the spot back to McFadden a lap later as Jamie Veal also got by putting the ‘Mad Man’ back to the fourth spot, where he would finish.

“It was a little disappointing to not get the job done as we seemed to have really good speed,” Madsen said. “We have been putting ourselves in a pretty good spot so far as we haven’t timed outside of the top-10 yet, so hopefully we can start putting some complete nights together. We are all looking forward to the Darley Classic at Sydney this weekend, and are really hoping we can win the opener and take the challenge on Saturday night!”

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-5, Wins-0, Top-5’s-3, Top 10’s-3

ON TAP: Madsen will be at the Sydney Speedway this Friday and Saturday night for the Scott Darley Classic

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Kerry Madsen, Keneric Racing, and American Racing in a variety of interactive ways-

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Hafertepe Jr. Wraps Up Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown With Top Five

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 13, 2015) - Sam Hafertepe Jr. saved his best for last during the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

Hafertepe Jr. capped the five-race, nine-day event at Cocopah Speedway last Saturday by scoring his first top five of 2015.

"We had some mechanical issues and some self-inflicted problems during the event, but that was part of the reason why we wanted to head over to Cocopah," he said. "We wanted to get the early bugs out of the system. It was great to end everything with a clean night and a great finish."

Hafertepe Jr., who endured mechanical issues on Friday night that didn't allow him to start the B Main after placing second in his heat race and seventh in a qualifier, kicked off Saturday's competition by finishing fifth in a heat race.

He then won a qualifier - his third of the event, which was tied with NASCAR star Kasey Kahne for the most of any driver - to lock into the 30-lap main event. After starting on the outside of the third row, Hafertepe Jr. quickly picked up a couple of positions.

He then maneuvered into third place and maintained a podium position until the last lap, when another driver found grip on the outside to advance from fourth to second place. That relegated Hafertepe Jr. to a fourth-place result.

"We'd rather have finished third, but we'll take a good night," he said. "We figured out some things with the car that I think will help us in Florida."

Hafertepe Jr. will return to sprint car racing next month in Florida. He will be in action this week inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, which has drawn a record of more than 325 entries.

His preliminary night is set for Tuesday with the finale on Saturday.

"We are going there to win, but it's also a fun event to be a part of," he said. "Luck plays a big part from how you draw in to not being caught up in someone else's crash. Hopefully we have some luck on our side and we can put together consistent laps."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 9 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 2 (3); Qualifier: 7 (4); B Main: DNS (-).

Jan. 10 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 5 (4); Qualifier: 1 (2); Feature: 4 (6).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Tuesday through Saturday at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Sam15.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamHafertepeJr

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

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"I've been using Keizer Aluminum Wheels since 2004," Hafertepe Jr. said. "They are like family to me and have been with me through the highs and the lows."

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

 

 

Scelzi Kicks Off Return to Chili Bowl With Preliminary Action Tuesday

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Jan. 13, 2015) - Dominic Scelzi is returning to the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals this week with confidence.

Scelzi is back with Cole Wood Racing a year after making his debut at the premier midget event inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. His preliminary night is Tuesday with the finale on Saturday.

"I've always felt good in the times I've run a midget," he said. "I feel confident in the car and the way they feel and the similarities to a nonwing micro sprint. I think the laps I had two weeks ago in the Tulsa Shootout will help."

Scelzi nearly won the nonwing outlaw main event at the Tulsa Shootout a week and a half ago on the same quarter-mile oval inside the River Spirit Expo Center. He returned to the track on Monday for a few practice laps.

"There's a lot of things we've had to switch on the car," he said. "I think I've had eight laps in it so far. I think it's just a matter of everything feeling good for me and being right with the car."

Scelzi said he doesn't have more than 100 total laps in a midget during his career. Therefore, his goal is to simply pass cars.

"The first goal is to pass cars and move forward every time we hit the race track," he said. "Something that is realistic is to make the prelim main event and run in the top 10 to put myself in a good shot to make the main event on Saturday."

UP NEXT -

Tuesday through Saturday at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Dominic's Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Sparco

Sparco is a leading manufacturer of racing gear, including suits, gloves, helmets, shoes and more. For additional information, visit http://www.SparcoUSA.com.

"They are by far the most comfortable racing suit on the market," Scelzi said. "They are the safest suit you can possibly buy and they are the best looking. I can't thank Sparco enough for everything they do for me and my brother every single year."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Beierle Piloting Daum Motorsports Midget at Chili Bowl Nationals This Week

Inside Line Promotions - BISMARCK, N.D. (Jan. 13, 2015) - Andee Beierle has competed in the famed Chili Bowl Nationals multiple times, but this is the year she feels the most confident.

Beierle is driving for Daum Motorsports during the 29th edition of the premier midget event this Tuesday through Saturday at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. Her preliminary night is Thursday.

"I'm really excited," she said. "I think the Chili Bowl was one of my first midget races at 16. It's not like I have raced a midget very often, but I have more experience in a midget where I'll be able to apply what I've learned."

Unfortunately, Beierle was unable to attend Monday's practice session because of school.

"I have a chemistry lab on Mondays and it's only once a week," she said. "You're not allowed to miss any labs. It's part of going to college and racing. I wish I could have hit practice, but I've had some time in the car and some time at the track during the Tulsa Shootout."

Beierle drove a midget for Daum Motorsports on Thanksgiving during the 74th annual Turkey Night and she competed inside the River Spirit Expo Center in a micro sprint a week and a half ago during the Tulsa Shootout.

She returns to the same quarter-mile track along with a record of more than 325 drivers for the Chili Bowl.

"It's really hard to set a definite goal," she said. "I'll be happy as long as the car is in one piece and I finish at a place where I think is good relative to the events that occur during the week. It should be fun."

UP NEXT -

Tuesday through Saturday at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AndeeBeierleRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/A_B_Racing41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Arienco, Inc.

Arienco Inc. is a commercial and home development company based in Bismarck, N.D. For more information, visit http://www.Arienco.com.

"Arienco, Inc. has been a major part of my family life since I was born and it has been an instrumental part of my racing program since Day 1," Beierle said.

Beierle would also like to thank Northern Coatings, Inc., Lone Mountain Truck Leasing, Simple Website Creations and IETF for their continued support.

 

 

David Gravel Storms To Second In Winter Heat Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA- The final night of the Winter Heat Showdown saw Watertown, CT driver, David Gravel turn in his best performance of the week, as he stormed to a second place finish.

“We had a tough week, but it was great to get going so well on Saturday night,” Gravel explained. “We have some new crew guys, so it was a work in progress, but we seem to be going in the right direction.”

Lining up on the front row for his heat race, Gravel would slip to a third place finish, putting his Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle No. 83 machine in the second row of his qualifier, which again would see him finish in the third spot.

With the way the track was on this night, Gravel still found himself ninth in points, and inside the fifth row for the 30-lap feature event.

With a majority of the field using the bottom of the speedway, Gravel was one of the few to try to high-side, and he made it work in the opening laps, as he worked his way toward the top five, before it went away.

Searching around the Cocopah Speedway, Gravel was able to steadily move forward as he got by drivers like Kasey Kahne, Danny Lasoski, and Sam Hafertepe during the later stages of the race.

Finding himself in the third spot, Gravel would close in on Craig Dollansky, and steal the second spot at the finish line.

“The top worked out for us in the start of the feature, and then I was just patient during the rest of the race, and was able to slowly work up to third, and then saw an opening on the last lap, and got us to second to close the week out.”

Gravel opened his week up on Tuesday night, and a mid-race flat tire would sideline him during the feature event.

During the Friday night program, Gravel would finish sixth in his heat race before picking up the win in his qualifier.

Lining up 15th in the feature event, Gravel would bring the Roth Motorsports entry home with a 13th place finish.

“I really have to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for letting us come down here and iron some things out,” he added. “It is a dream come true to drive for a team like this, and I can’t wait for Florida.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2015.

2015 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-5, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-2.

ON TAP: Gravel and the Roth Motorsports team will return to action in February when they kick of the 2015 World of Outlaw STP Sprint Car season.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their new website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, and by following David on Twitter @davidgravel83.

 

 

Kinser and Reutzel Put BR Motorsports In Victory Lane To Kick Off 2015

PETERSEN MEDIA: With all eyes in the USA locked on Yuma, AZ over the last week during the very successful inaugural Winter Heat Showdown, a pair of driver used their BR Blueprinted MSD Ignitions to score very big wins.

Last Tuesday nigh, The King of The Outlaws, Steve Kinser, found himself in a torrid battle with young Kyle Larson as they two battled for the lead. Taking advantage of Larson’s bad luck, ‘The King’ proved to be too good, as he used his BR Ignition to score his first win of the 2015 season.

Making his first career starts behind the wheel of a 410ci machine, Aaron Reutzel was very fast at the Winter Heat Showdown. After having some very bad luck during the first couple of races, things went Reutzels way during the finale. Using his BR Ignition, the Clute, TX driver got off to an early lead, and fended off a couple of challenges, as he went on to pick up his first career 410ci feature event win.

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Parity Headlines Inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 13, 2015) - The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown showcased parity throughout the five-race, nine-day event at Cocopah Speedway to open 2015.

While Danny Lasoski won the event championship - and the $4,000 bonus thanks to Cometic Gasket, JE Pistons and K1 Technologies - the winner wasn't known until minutes after the final checkered flag last Saturday.

Lasoski and Stevie Smith finished tied atop the standings, but Lasoski's feature victory gave him the tiebreaker. Smith, Joey Saldana, Paul McMahan and Roger Crockett each received a $1,500 bonus for finishing second through fifth, respectively, in the standings.

"We had a mechanical issue that didn't allow us to run the main event last Tuesday, but this team kept digging," Lasoski said. "It was a nice surprise to win the first-ever Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown title because I know this event will grow every year."

Lasoski was able to overcome his bad luck thanks in large part to the parity that was present throughout the event. There was a first-time winner in every main event and B Main during all five races and there wasn't a repeat Hard Charger Award recipient.

Eight different drivers of the more than 35 from coast to coast led at least one feature lap, including Aaron Reutzel, whose 46 laps led was the event high. Reutzel also won the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown finale on Saturday to earn his first career 410ci victory.

Reutzel and Lasoski were the only feature winners to have not won a B Main. McMahan, Steve Kinser and NASCAR sensation Kyle Larson each recorded a consolation victory.

A total of 13 drivers won at least one heat race with Craig Dollansky recording an event-best three.

NASCAR star Kasey Kahne and Sam Hafertepe Jr. each claimed three qualifiers to lead the 13 drivers who scored at least one.

It was also announced during the finale that the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will return in 2016 with races on Jan. 1-2, Jan. 5 and Jan. 8-9.

Here is a look at some of the numbers following the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown:

Feature Winners : Steve Kinser, Kyle Larson, Danny Lasoski, Paul McMahan and Aaron Reutzel

Feature Laps Led : Aaron Reutzel - 46, Dale Blaney - 29, Paul McMahan - 28, Steve Kinser - 18, Kyle Larson - 15, Danny Lasoski - 7, Stevie Smith - 6 and Craig Dollansky - 1

Hard Charger Awards : Brian Brown, Danny Lasoski, Mason Moore, Logan Schuchart and Ryan Smith

Average Positions Gained by Hard Charger : 10

Heat Race Winners : Craig Dollansky - 3, Christopher Bell - 2, Roger Crockett - 2, Paul McMahan - 2, Aaron Reutzel - 2, Joey Saldana - 2, Dale Blaney, Logan Forler, David Gravel, Kraig Kinser, Steve Kinser, Stevie Smith and Henry Van Dam

Qualifier Winners : Sam Hafertepe Jr. - 3, Kasey Kahne - 3, David Gravel - 2, Steve Kinser - 2, Aaron Reutzel - 2, Dale Blaney, Brian Brown, Roger Crockett, Logan Forler, Mason Moore, Logan Schuchart, Ryan Smith and Henry Van Dam

B Main Winners : David Gravel, Steve Kinser, Kyle Larson, Paul McMahan and Aaron Reutzel

POINTS FINISH -

T1. 33-Danny Lasoski 880; T1. 51s-Stevie Smith 880; 3. 26-Joey Saldana 876; 4. 51-Paul McMahan 873; 5. 11c-Roger Crockett 836; 6. 31b-Christopher Bell 835; T7. 83-David Gravel 815; T7. 11k-Kraig Kinser 815; T9. 33v-Henry Van Dam 805; T9. 9-Kasey Kahne 805; 11. 21-Brian Brown 795; 12. 11-Steve Kinser 793; 13. 7-Craig Dollansky 792; 14. 57-Dale Blaney 768; 15. 1s-Logan Schuchart 767; 16. 82-Dusty Zomer 763; 17. 87-Aaron Reutzel 757; 18. 3c-Willie Croft 755; 19. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 726; 20. 22-Mason Moore 724; 21. 2l-Logan Forler 711; 22. 94-Ryan Smith 708; 23. 9r-Reece Goetz 694; 24. 1a-Jacob Allen 648; 25. 99n-D.J. Netto 630; 26. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson 626; 27. 99-Skylar Gee 594; 28. 77x-Wayne Johnson 586; 29. 42-Kyle Larson 523; 30. 51r-Freddie Rahmer 450; 31. 98-Matt Jensen 441; 32. 74x-Josh Hodges 337; 33. 24-Rico Abreu 297; 34. 23-Seth Bergman 279; 35. 88-Brandon Rahmer 238; 26. 55-Bud Walberg 107.

2016 WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 1-2, Jan. 5 and Jan. 8-9, 2016

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 1-2, 8-9); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 5); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

THE EVENT -

The 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weeks of January in 2016. The four weekend races pay $12,000 to the winner and at least $1,000 to every driver who advances to the main event with the midweek show paying $5,000 to win.

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY -

Cocopah Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Somerton, Ariz. It has a concrete wall perimeter, television-quality lighting and the pits are located outside turns three and four. There is also dry camping free of charge on the property. For more information, visit http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com.

COMETIC GASKET -

Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of shelf stock, custom and short-run gaskets for the performance aftermarket, original equipment and motor sports industries. The company, which is located in Concord, Ohio, was created in 1989 and ships out more than 5,000 types of gaskets to customers worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.Cometic.com.

JE PISTONS -

JE Pistons is the leader in high performance forged pistons. Based in Irvine, Calif., the company has more than 60 years of experience and has a history of manufacturing the highest quality pistons and components that professional engine builders, race teams and high-performance enthusiasts trust and rely on. For more information, visit http://www.JEPistons.com.

K1 TECHNOLOGIES -

K1 Technologies , which is located in Mentor, Ohio, has many years in the field of designing, engineering and manufacturing connecting rods and crankshafts. For more information, visit http://www.K1Technologies.com.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

TBJ Promotions Showcasing Three Premier ASCS National Tour Events in 2015

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (Jan. 13, 2015) - TBJ Promotions has a trio of marquee events on its slate in 2015.

All three races will feature the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and will be in the month of May, kicking off with the 7th edition of the Eagle Motorsports Rock 'N Roll 50 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on Saturday, May 2.

"The Eagle Motorsports Rock 'N Roll 50 has been a part of my promoting career since the start," said Tony Bruce Jr., who founded TBJ Promotions seven years ago. "It's an annual event where fans know that each year they will see a racy track and several drivers duking it out for the custom guitar trophy."

The second event of the year is the McCarthy Auto Group KC Klassic on Thursday, May 7, at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. That race is co-promoted by Scott Traylor of RacinBoys.

"There is a huge tradition of sprint car racing in the Kansas City area," Bruce Jr. said. "Some of the greats cut their teeth racing in that region and we always look forward to returning there."

This year's KC Klassic will also fall the day before NASCAR weekend gets started in the Kansas City area.

"Tony and I were really disappointed when we had to cancel the 1st annual McCarthy Auto Group KC Klassic last year due to the threat of some really nasty weather," Traylor said. "I know we are looking forward to showcasing the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and Lakeside Speedway to many of the NASCAR fans who will be visiting Kansas Speedway for the Saturday night Sprint Cup race."

The famed Hinchman Racewear Eagle Nationals, which dates back to 1981, will wrap up the slate for TBJ Promotions in 2015 on Saturday, May 30, at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb.

"The Hinchman Racewear Eagle Nationals has been a staple event of sprint car racing for decades," Bruce Jr. said. "I'm thrilled to have that as part of my schedule and that we will return to Eagle Raceway, where drivers have to be up on the wheel all night long. If you like side-by-side racing and slide jobs, the Eagle Nationals is the destination."

Stay tuned for additional details, including ticket information. For the latest news visit http://www.TBJPromotions.com.

TBJ PROMOTIONS -

In its seventh year, TBJ Promotions will bring fans the Eagle Motorsports Rock 'N Roll 50 on May 2 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.; the McCarthy Auto Group KC Klassic on May 7 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.; and the Hinchman Racewear Eagle Nationals on May 30 at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. For more information, visit http://www.TBJPromotions.com.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

RacinBoys Assembles Top Broadcasting Crew as Chili Bowl PPV Kicks Off Tuesday

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 13, 2015) - The 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire kicks off the first of five straight nights of racing on Tuesday, when a team of top-notch announcers and broadcasters will provide live Pay-Per-View from inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

While the event has drawn a record of more than 325 entries, RacinBoys has put together a gifted group of on-air talent.

Justin Zoch, the editor of Flat Out Magazine, and Bryan Gapinksi, who is the president of the National Midget Driver of the Year Award, are returning to the booth. They will be joined by MAVTV's Rob Klepper and Bob Dillner, who is a leading NASCAR reporter. Additionally, Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series announcer Jim Childers will be on the mic Saturday night with Lenny Batycki of Charlotte Motor Speedway broadcasting some as well.

RacinBoys Co-Founder Scott Traylor will anchor the broadcast with veteran Scotty Cook reporting from the pits and Victory Lane.

"We all know the racing at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals is as good as it gets," Traylor said. "We have the same expectation on our end and we believe that we have assembled a dynamite cast to provide lap-by-lap coverage and unique interviews to the Pay-Per-View viewers."

The price is only $99.99 ($89.99 for premium RacinBoys members) for all five nights or $25 per day. Chili Bowl action is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. (Central) during the four preliminary nights and at Noon (Central) for the finale.

To purchase, click the top banner on the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from this year's previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

There will be a booth in the midway where fans can sign up for RacinBoys premium membership or the Pay-Per-View broadcast.

Additionally, Spire Sports + Entertainment and RacinBoys will hand out a nightly Jason Leffler Elbows Up Award to the driver who makes the most daring move - good or bad - of the night.

RacinBoys broadcasts are brought to you by Lucas Oil Products and MAVTV American Real. Nightly sponsors include Driver Websites, Rod End Supply, Hyper Racing and Schoenfeld Headers, which is also a sponsor of the nightly Pre-Race Show.

Additional sponsors include Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Spire Sports + Entertainment, Weld Racing, Speedway Motors, Eagle Motorsports, SpeedMart Inc., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Knoxville Raceway and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, 6B Apparel, Same Day Auto Repair/Tire Factory and Flat Out Magazine.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/broadcast-schedule/ for live video of the five-day Chili Bowl for $99.99 ($89.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $25 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 17 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast, which is slated to begin with C Main action. **

CHILI BOWL -

The 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 13-17. More than 325 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

MAVTV -

MAVTV is no ordinary television network. It's a 24/7, high-definition entertainment extravaganza, featuring everything from blockbuster films, high-octane motor sports, MMA fighting, gaming, gut-busting comedy, original reality shows and scripted dramas. For more information, visit http://www.MAVTV.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys is in its 10th year of broadcasting the prestigious Chili Bowl and has been the lead broadcaster of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events for the past six seasons. In 2012, RacinBoys began offering Pay-Per-View for special races and will continue to expand that segment in 2015. For more information, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

New Look, Same Plan. Brent Marks Ready for 2015 Will Open New Season at Lincoln’s ‘Icebreaker’ in Late February

By Fully Injected Motorsports

Myerstown, PA (January 13th, 2015) - Despite his decision to forgo a trip to Florida this February, Myerstown, Pennsylvania’s Brent Marks will still stay plenty busy in 2015. Marks, who pilots the Brent Marks Racing, BAPS Auto Paint & Supplies, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, no. 19M ‘410’ sprint car, will once again travel to all areas of the country; imitating a schedule similar to 2014. The defending ‘Living Legends Dream Race’ winner at Port Royal Speedway plans to ignite his upcoming campaign at the Lincoln Speedway ‘Icebreaker 30’ on Saturday, February 21st.

“We are still waiting on a few schedules to be released, but right now we have a pretty good idea on where and when we will be racing” explained Brent Marks, “We’ll run a similar schedule as last year...racing roughly 30 ‘Outlaw’ events; as well as other local and regional high paying shows...there are some bigger races in the midwest we would like to be a part of...we decided not to go to Florida; allows us to save some resources for the rest of the year...it’s going to be an exciting season...I want to take the time to thank all of those who came out to our fundraiser last Saturday...it was a great success and this team greatly appreciates it.”

Brent Marks will enter the 2015 season with a fair share of success, and a high level of momentum. The 24-year-old captured the Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek finale at Selinsgrove Speedway in early July, and earned a ‘Kings Royal’ A-main starting position at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio during his first ever event appearance. Perhaps Marks’ most impressive accomplishment in twenty-fourteen occurred during the second half of the season. The Myerstown native captured three consecutive victories in central Pennsylvania; earning victory lane appearances at Williams Grove Speedway on 7/25, Port Royal Speedway on 7/26, and back at Port Royal Speedway during the ‘Living Legends Dream Race’ program on August 2nd. The dream victory was worth just shy of $12,000.

“We had a pretty good year last year...started out tough but things improved in a hurry it felt like” said Brent Marks, “We had our highs and we had our lows, but we kept working hard and kept moving forward...this team works extremely hard and I appreciate everything they do...BAPS, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, KC Automotive; they all play a huge role on this race team....I can’t wait to get 2015 started.”

Brent Marks will release a complete 2015 schedule in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for further detials.

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

======================== 2014 Highlights: ‘Living Legends Dream Race’ winner at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania

2015 Wins: N/A

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

 

 

URSS Celebrates 10 Years with 2015 Schedule Release

The United Rebel Sprint Series will be entering its 10th Season this year and is proud to announce its 2015 racing schedule. For the past nine years, the URSS has been the Midwest’s Premiere 305 Sprint Car Racing Series. Focusing on putting on the best shows for the racing fans has always been the mantra for Series Promoter Rick Salem, who when setting up the series ago told drivers and team owners that he wanted to leave the Rule Book alone for ten years to see how much The URSS Series could grow. The Series has produced seven different Champions in the first nine years, in 2014 there were 16 different drivers who graced the Winners Circle in 26 races proving that you can build a competitive 305 Sprint Car Series that provides parity between all drivers and teams regardless of how many years of experience they have under their belts.

This season’s only change will be that the National Championship will be determined by points earned at the ten “National Events” on the 2015 Schedule. At these National Events the competitors will be racing for purses of between $1000 to $2000 dollars to win. The Kansas Region points Title will still run under the current rules of counting 80% of the races run within that Region.

The 2015 racing season will kick off with a two day show at the Liberal Fairgrounds Speedway on April 18th & 19th. The Rebels have made 16 appearances at the famed 3/8’s mile venue .

May 9th will be the first of four appearances at the 3/8’s mile Dodge City Raceway Park, where the action is always fast and furious with drivers using every inch of the high banks.

May 24th the Rebels will make their first of three appearances at the Wakeeney, Speedway.

May 30th the Rebels return to RPM Speedway in Hays, Kansas making the trip to the fast oval four times in 2015.

Saturday June 27th the URSS Sprints cars head back to Dodge City Raceway Park for the first leg of a two Kansas swing with the Rebels making their way to the Wakeeney Speedway on Sunday June 28th rounding out the action.

The Rebels then head out on an ambitious 5 race National Event run featuring 5 races in 9 days. July 10th the Rebels will invade the Wakeeney Speedway for night one of the run, followed on July 11th & 12th with a return to RPM Speedway for the two day “Wheatschocker Nationals.” The following weekend the Rebels head to Lexington, Nebraska for a two day show on July 18th & 19th at Dawson County Speedway.

July 24th the Rebels head to Dodge City Raceway Park of a night one of a two day Southwestern swing before heading on the 28th to Hugoton, Kansas for a stop at the Dirtona Raceway.

July 31st will see the Rebels make the trip to the “1/4 mile Bullring” at Rush County Speedway in LaCrosse, Kansas then completely switch gears on August 1st as they tackle the monstrous High Banks at Belleville, Kansas.

On the weekend of August 29th and 30th the Rebels will make their last appearances at RPM Speedway and Wakeeney respectively.

September 5th and 6th the Rebels will return to the Decatur County Speedway in Oberlin, Kansas for a two day National Event, “The Bob Salem Memorial.”

Rounding out the Racing Season will be the final appearance at Dodge City Raceway Park for the final National Event of 2015, Last year it went down to the wire as Jake Bubak won his second consecutive URSS Championship.

For more information you can visit the United Rebel Sprint Series Website @ www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com or e-mail Series Promoter Rick Salem at rksalem@eaglecom.net.

2015 URSS Tentative Schedule

April 18th Liberal Fairgrounds Speedway Liberal, KS April 19th Liberal Fairgrounds Speedway Liberal, KS

May 9th DCRP Dodge City, KS May 24th Wakeeney Speedway Wakeeney, KS May 30th RPM Speedway Hays, KS

June 27th DCRP Dodge City, KS June 28th Wakeeney Speedway Wakeeney, KS

July 10th Wakeeney Speedway Wakeeney, KS (N) July 11th RPM Speedway Hays, KS (N) July 12th RPM Speedway Hays, KS (N)

July 18th Dawson Co. Speedway Lexington, NE (N) July 19th Dawson Co. Speedway Lexington, NE (N)

July 24th DCRP Dodge City, KS July 25th Dirtona Raceway Hugoton, KS

July 31st Rush Co. Speedway LaCrosse, KS (N) Aug 1st Belleville Highbanks Belleville, KS (N)

Aug 29th RPM Speedway Hays, KS Aug 30th Wakeeney Speedway Wakeeney, KS

Sept 5th Decatur Co. Speedway Oberlin, KS (N) Sept 6th Decatur Co. Speedway Oberlin, KS (N)

Sept 29th DCRP Dodge City, KS (N)

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: 2015 RACING SCHEDULE RELEASED

by Tommy Goudge (January 13, 2015) - The 2015 racing schedule for Ohsweken Speedway was officially released on Tuesday. Racers will hit the track for the first time in 2015 with a Test & Tune Night scheduled for Friday, May 8, while the season concludes with the 11th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 19.

The schedule features 22 events, beginning with the 20th annual Opening Night on Friday, May 15. All weekly racing events at the speedway will begin at 7:30p.m. again in 2015. Regular weekly racing events will include 20 lap features for the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars and Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, 15 lap features for the Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and a 12 lap feature for the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

Four marquee events highlight the schedule, including the inaugural running of the Triple Crown Showdown on Tuesday, June 30. The new event will include the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series and Go Nuclear! Late Model Series competing at Ohsweken for the first time, with the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars joining the show, along with Twin 15 lap features for the Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks.

Northern Summer Nationals night is scheduled for a Monday again this year, with DIRTcar 358 Modifieds joining the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks on July 27.

The "Greatest Show on Dirt" returns to Ohsweken on Tuesday, July 28 when the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car series will contest the 9th Annual Six Nations Showdown, joined by the Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. The track will be closed on Friday, July 31, following the Northern Summer Nationals and Six Nations Showdown events.

The 11th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend will include the Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, and Twin 15 lap features for 360 Sprint Cars during the Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 18, plus the Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, while Saturday, September 19 will feature the $12,000-to-win CSCN 360 Sprint Car event, plus Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks.

Ohsweken’s weekly Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car competitors will take on some of the best teams in the northeast in 3 challenge events this season, with the Patriot Sprint Tour visiting on June 19, the Southern Ontario Sprints on July 3, and the Empire Super Sprints on August 7.

Three special memorial events also highlight the schedule, including the inaugural Frankie Turkey Memorial Night on July 10. Turkey brought a young Glenn Styres to the races each summer, making an impression which started his nephew down the path which eventually led to the creation of Ohsweken Speedway. The 4th annual Brock Leonard Memorial 50 for Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks is set for July 17, and the 16th annual Art Hill Memorial 42 for HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will be run August 14. The TUSA Canada West Mod Lite series will also be on the schedule on Art Hill Memorial night, while the Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers have that night off.

The Sportsman Shootout returns for a third consecutive season, with the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds headlining the show on Friday, June 26, while the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars have the night off in preparation for the Triple Crown Showdown.

The Duel on the Dirt series being run in conjunction with Brighton Speedway, Merrittville Speedway, and Humberstone Speedway includes three Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stock events at Ohsweken, with 20 lap Home Track events on July 10 and August 28, and a $1,000-to-win 50 lap event on September 11.

UMP Modifieds will return to Ohsweken for the first time since 2009 and headline the show on September 11 along with the Duel on the Dirt series event, with Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Vintage Modifieds also on the card. The Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars have that night off to get ready for Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend.

"Christmas in July" on July 24, and Canadian National Autism Foundation "KidsRace" Night on August 21 will both include Autograph Nights.

Tickets are already on sale for the Triple Crown Showdown, along with season passes, pit memberships, and pit passes. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for announcements regarding advance ticket ordering information for the Northern Summer Nationals, World of Outlaws Six Nations Showdown, and Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.

2015 ROSTERS Drivers rosters for the 2015 season are already taking shape, and the 2015 roster page is regularly updated on the track website. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to keep an eye on your favourite driver’s plans for the 2015 season.

WALL OF FAME The inaugural Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame class will be inducted on Friday, June 12. Nominations are being accepted until February 28. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

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

Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY, follow us on Twitter @OhswekenSpdway, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

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

2015 Ohsweken Speedway Schedule of Events (Subject to Change)

Friday, May 8 - TEST & TUNE NIGHT - All divisions competing at Ohsweken Speedway in 2015

Friday, May 15 - Weekly Racing - 20TH ANNUAL OPENING NIGHT - Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 25 - Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars 15 - Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20 - HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15 - Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, May 22 - Weekly Racing - Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20 - Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars 15 - Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20 - HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15 - Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, May 29 - Weekly Racing - Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20 - Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars 15 - Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20 - HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15 - Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, June 5 - Weekly Racing - Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20 - Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars 15 - Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20 - HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15 - Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, June 12 - Weekly Racing - WALL OF FAME NIGHT - Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20 - Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars 15 - Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20 - HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15 - Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, June 19 - Weekly Racing - CORR/PAK VS. PST - Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars vs. Patriot Sprint Tour 25 - Crate Sprint Cars 15 - Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20 - HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15 - Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, June 26 - Weekly Racing - SPORTSMAN SHOOTOUT - DIRTcar Sportsman 25 - Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20 - Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20 - HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15 - Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Tuesday, June 30 - TRIPLE CROWN SHOWDOWN - Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series 75 - Go Nuclear! Late Model Series 25 - Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20 - Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks Twin 15's

Friday, July 3 - Weekly Racing - CORR/PAK VS. SOS - Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars vs. Southern Ontario Sprints 25 - Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars 15 - Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20 - HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15 - Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, July 10 - Weekly Racing - FRANKIE TURKEY MEMORIAL NIGHT - Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20 - Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars 15 - Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20 (Duel On The Dirt Series Home Track event) - HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15 - Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, July 17 - Weekly Racing - BROCK LEONARD MEMORIAL NIGHT - Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars 20 - Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars 15 - Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 50 - HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15 - Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, July 24 - Weekly Racing - “CHRISTMAS IN JULY” & AUTOGRAPH NIGHT - Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20 - Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars 15 - Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20 - HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15 - Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Monday, July 27 - NORTHERN SUMMER NATIONALS - Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 25 - Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20 - HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 20 - DIRTcar 358 Modifieds 30

Tuesday, July 28 - 9TH ANNUAL “SIX NATIONS SHOWDOWN” - World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series 30 - Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 25 - Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 15

Friday, July 31 - NO RACING

Friday, August 7 - Weekly Racing - “CORR/PAK VS. ESS” - Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars vs. Empire Super Sprints 25 - Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars 15 - Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20 - HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15 - Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, August 14 - Weekly Racing - ART HILL MEMORIAL NIGHT - Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20 - Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars 15 - Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20 - HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 42 - TUSA Canada West Mod Lites 20

Friday, August 21 - Weekly Racing - CANADIAN NATIONAL AUTISM FOUNDATION "KIDSRACE" NIGHT & AUTOGRAPH NIGHT - Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20 - Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars 15 - Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20 - HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15 - Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, August 28 - Weekly Racing - Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 20 - Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars 15 - Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20 (Duel On The Dirt Series Home Track event) - HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15 - Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

Friday, September 4 - Weekly Racing - SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT - Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars 25 - Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20 - Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 25 - HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 20 - Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 15

Friday, September 11 - UMP Modifieds 25 - Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20 - Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks Duel On The Dirt Series 50 - HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 20 - Vintage Modifieds 12

CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS

Thursday, September 17 - NATIONALS TEST & TUNE NIGHT

Friday, September 18 - “NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS” - 360 Sprint Cars Twin 15′s, Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, & Dave MacLeod Memorial Shootout - Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20 - HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 20

Saturday, September 19 - 11TH ANNUAL CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS - $12,000-to-win 360 Sprint Cars 35 - Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 25

 

 

Sydney Return Excites Reidy

After making his first appearance aboard his repaired Maxim last weekend during the World Series Sprintcars round at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway, Danny Reidy is excited about returning to Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway for this weekend’s Scott Darley Challenge.

The NQ # 5 Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs supported Maxim driver finished the latest World Series Sprintcars round, which doubled as the Australian Open, 14th in the 50-lap feature race after qualifying via the B main and starting from position 19. However, the big test is going to be this weekend’s return aboard the rebuilt car to Valvoline Raceway.

“We set a bad time trial (due to a late marble draw) at the beginning of the weekend, and we were forced to fight our way forward from there on,” explained Reidy.

“It was an encouraging recovery for our weekend to end up in the feature race, and I’m looking forward to returning to Sydney. It’s going to be all about seeing how the rebuilt car performs and to try and get our season back on track.”

At last weekend’s World Series Sprintcars round, a 22nd result in time trials put Reidy on the back foot, and he went on to finish fifth and fourth in his heat races and then missed out on a spot in the preliminary feature race after a sixth-place finish in the B main. The second and final night saw him perform stronger to finish third in both of his heat races and then gain the final B-main transfer spot into the feature race.

This Friday and Saturday night, Reidy makes his return to Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway for the Scott Darley Challenge.

Reidy sits fifth in the Valvoline Raceway 410 Sprintcar Track Championship point standings.

Reidy would like to thank Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs, P&M Motor Body Repairs, Inglis Race Engines, and Mako Sunglasses, for their 2014-15 season support.

To find out more about Reidy, check him out on Facebook by searching Danny Reidy Racing.

 

 

Podium Finish to Close Out Action in Arizona

This past week ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ returned to Cocopah Speedway for a trio of nights in the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown. Scoring a top-ten on the opening weekend, the Destiny Motorsports #7 team continued to gain speed and chemistry and get stronger for the 2015 season.

Starting on the pole of heat three, Dollansky kept the #7 up front pacing the field in the 8-lap event to take the win. In the qualifier round of heats the Rick Rogers Construction backed entry started inside row three and gained one spot finishing 4th.

In the 30-lap A-Main for Tuesday’s program the Elk River, Minnesota native started seventh and ran just outside the top-five before a yellow on lap 10. After another caution five laps later, Dollansky maneuvered into the top-three and closed the gap on Steve Kinser and runner-up Paul McMahan. Working the cushion with less than ten laps to go, Dollansky reeled in the #51 until getting over the cushion in turn 1, flipped hard and ending his night.

“We were solid in the top-three with a few laps to go and got into the wall hard and junked our car by over driving the car and trying to get the win,” explained Dollansky. “I opened up my entry into turn one trying to get more speed and help get off the corner better but didn’t make it.”

Led by crew chief Scott Benic, the Destiny Motorsports #7 team made repairs and returned to night four of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown on Friday as the night got underway by finishing third in heat three from the sixth starting spot. Qualifier round of heats would see the Aggressive Hydraulics Maxim start fifth and finish 6th in the 10-lap event.

Ready to go for 30 laps of A-Main competition, Dollansky lined up mid-pack outside row seven on the starting grid. Unfortunately the feature would be short-lived as the top-wing valve in the cockpit started leaking two laps into the race spraying oil all over. With visibility diminishing and the leak increasing, Dollansky began to get drenched in fluid and pulled in a few laps later retiring from the event.

Aiming to end the five-day event strong, the #7 team headed back to Cocopah Speedway on Saturday for the finale. After scoring his third heat victory in Winter Heat, the MonDak Portables backed sprinter lined up outside row three in his qualifying round of heat competition and finished 5th.

Set to go for 30 final laps, Dollansky lined up outside row two for the A-Main on Saturday and raced into third by turn one of the opening lap. After working around Kasey Kahne on the highside of turn four two laps later, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ closed on leader Aaron Reutzel until using the same move in turn four to rocket down the frontstretch and lead lap 9. Not backing down easily, Reutzel returned the move the next go-around reclaiming the top spot on lap 10. Waging a great battle, Dollansky stalked the #87 as the main event continued with passing becoming very difficult as the field was pinned to the inside berm. Managing his tires on the abrasive rubber-down surface, Dollansky held the runner-up spot until the checkered flag when David Gravel just nosed the Aggressive Hydraulics #7 at the checkered flag.

“Up until Saturday I hadn’t felt very comfortable in the car and really just wanted to get a good finish and leave Arizona knowing we learned some things and have direction to get prepared for Florida,” explained Dollansky. “I feel we definitely sorted things out and have a good baseline going forward.

“We got our car in the game come feature time and took the lead for one lap from Reutzel who seemed to be the class of the field all week but couldn’t catch a break. Our car was capable of winning on Saturday but I ran too conservative. Scott Benic and the rest of the team worked hard all week and I’m looking forward to getting to Florida and starting the season.”

Be sure to check out the all NEW www.dollanskyracing.com for pictures from Arizona and new merchandise that will continue to be added as the year progresses.

The Destiny Motorsports #7 team will now return to their Indiana shop as they apply what they learned from Arizona and continue to prepare for the 2015 World of Outlaws season that commences in Florida next month.

 

 

Options Open for Oswego Speedway Hall of Famer Joe Gosek in 2015

OSWEGO, NY (January 12, 2015) – In a recent column published by Area Auto Racing News, written by correspondent Jay Andrews, Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame driver Joe Gosek indicated that his options are open for a run at Oswego’s Novelis Supermodified championship in 2015.

A three time champion of the Budweiser International Classic at Oswego and a two time Speedway track champion, Gosek has driven the same Xtreme chassis Supermodified at the Steel Palace since 2007, driving the machine to a Speedway title in 2011 and nine feature wins.

Initially built for independent front suspension, the current Gosek ride lacks the consistency needed to compete with a front axle, according to Gosek as told to Andrews.

“I was hoping that independent front suspension would come back for 2015, so we haven’t modified (the current) car,” Gosek told Andrews. “They took a vote, and decided to stay with the front axles. I think the guys with the new cars were afraid of me with my seven year old car.”

With no change in front end rules, the Gosek Racing team is now faced with a decision.

The team could modify their current car, put in an offer on the Brian Sweeney 2013 Hawk No. 3 Supermodified which has been for sale since the fall, or take up John Nicotra on an offer to field his older Hawk chassis driven in 2014 by Dave Shullick Jr.

Since the Jay Andrews column was published on January 6, the Sweeney portion of the decision looks to have been dropped. Sweeney recently registered the car for himself with Speedway officials.

Nicotra told Andrews that the option to run one of his machines has been and will be open for his old friend, Gosek.

“My car is there for Joe to use, if he wants it or needs it,” Nicotra told Andrews. “Otto (Sitterly) has run that car in three Classics with two wins and a second. Everything is brand new on the car, it is all set. They can take the car put their own sponsors, and number 00 on it, whatever they want. Joe has been one of my best friends.”

As published in Andrews’ column, Gosek says that with only one or two more years remaining in his career, that modifying the current No. 00 would be the team’s first option.

Regardless, Gosek did state that one way or another, he will return to the Steel Palace in search of another title in 2015.

Oswego Speedway’s racing season begins on Saturday, May 9 with the Speedway’s 65th opening night celebration featuring the Novelis Supermodified Kick-Off main event as well as the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series Richie Evans Memorial and the Pathfinder Bank SBS.

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

To purchase tickets for the 2015 racing season call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

 

 

T.J. Michael Will Begin His 2015 Journey in Texas! Multiple ‘305’ Events Scheduled for February

By Fully Injected Motorsports

Plano, Texas (January 12th, 2015) - Former F.A.S.T. ‘305’ competitor T.J. Michael will begin his 2015 racing campaign in his home state of Texas; competing in Racesaver ‘305’ sprint car events at the Lone Star Speedway and Kennedale Speedway Park. Each venue will host multiple practice programs before launching their ‘spring’ schedules in late February.

“The plan is to visit Lone Star Speedway and Kennedale for a few practices sessions, then race their season openers” said T.J. Michael, “Being able to race in February will definitely help us get a jump start on the season...hopefully the weather cooperates and we can get the year rolling.”

Michael will pilot the Kenny Clark owned ‘305’ sprinter during his Texas campaign. Clark, who is based out of Ohio, will ship a car south for Michael to drive.

“Kenny has few cars and he told me a long time ago that whenever I wanted to race, he would have a car ready for me” explained Michael, “We work out of his shop in Ohio...he was the first person I ever drove for...being able to bring one of his cars south is a great opportunity and I am truly thankful for it...Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company and Kears Speed Shop make this possible...hopefully we can get the year started on the right foot.”

T.J. Michael will kick-off his Texas run with a visit to the Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas on Saturday, February 21st. The Racesaver ‘305’ ‘Sprint Smackdown’ event will award $1,000 to the winner, and $400 to start. Michael, who spent much of his 2014 campaign splitting time between Attica Raceway Park (OH) and Fremont Speedway (OH), will then visit the Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas on Saturday, February 28th. The ‘Spring Kick-Off’ program at Kennedale is less than an hour from his Plano, Texas home.

“Our ‘410’ program is about ready to go, but we wanted to get started racing a little sooner” explained Michael, “I have a lot of experience in a ‘305’ sprint car and ran one for most of last year...hopefully I can use my experience and earn a win close to home later next month...being right down the road from home allows my friends and family to come out and support us...we are more than excited...we’ll be racing a ‘410’ for a majority of the time in 2015.”

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

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Recent Highlights: Earned 21 top-ten finishes during feature competition in 2014. One feature victory (305) in 2014. 2015 Wins: N/A

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T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Fremont Fence Company, Advanced Cast Stone, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits and Snap-On.

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MAVTV LAUNCHES 'LIVE' BROADCASTS IN 2015 WITH

3 - HOUR LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL FINALS

SATURDAY NIGHT, JAN 17 AT 8:30 - 11:30 PM ET.

Corona, CA (January 12, 2014): Sarah Fisher, Kenny Wallace, Bryan Clauson, Kenny and Sammy Swindell will go head-to-head in the 29th running of the world famous Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire at the River Spirit Expo Center, Tulsa, OK, January 13-17, 2015. With 326 entries and 318 drivers from 36 States plus Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, the final entry total will be the largest yet - and MAVTV will be on-hand to broadcast all the side by side action 'live' again this year.

Known as the Super Bowl of Midget racing - the 2015 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals gathers together the stars of American racing including Midget's, Late Model Dirt, Super Modified, World of Outlaws, IndyCar, NHRA and NASCAR. Last year, when Brian Clausen denied Kevin Swindell his fifth straight title and took the chequered flag on the final lap, history was in the making with a new first time winner and 3-hour 'live' television coverage by MAVTV. Dave Despain hosted last year's broadcast and will return again for 2015.

According to Bob Patison, President of MATV, "No one understands 'grass roots' racing like MAVTV. Last year's Chili Bowl airing produced one of the highest rated shows on the network and we expect even better results in 2015."

With programming such as the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl, Lucas Oil Drag Boats, Lucas Oil Off Road Racing, Late Model Dirt, Lucas Oil Modified, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross, the FIA World Rally Championship and Pirelli World Challenge, MAVTV has become the go-to place for motorsports fans. In addition to Dish Network and DirecTV satellite services, MAVTV is currently available on Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, Charter, along with many others.

www.mavtv.com

 

 

Tracy Hines Carries Momentum from New Zealand Win into the Chili Bowl

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

New Castle, Ind.—Jan. 12, 2015— Tracy Hines started the 2015 season on a role. He was victorious in New Zealand on January 5, and during a five-race tour of the land of Kiwis, he recorded four top-five finishes. He looks to parlay that momentum into a strong run this week at the 29th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire. Hines won the Chili Bowl in 2005, cementing his name on an exclusive list of drivers that have conquered the tight indoor oval at the Tulsa Convention Center in Oklahoma.

“We had a great trip to New Zealand and being able to head into the Chili Bowl with a win under our belts already in 2015, certainly gives us some added confidence,” said Hines. “Usually when you get to the Chili Bowl you have to shake a little rust from the winter off, and this year, that won’t be the case, since I was able to race five times since the end of last season.”

The five-night event kicks off for Hines, who pilots the No. 24 Parker Machinery/Powered by Toyota Spike, on Tuesday, January 13, with the seventh running of the Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions (VIROC). Hines will be a part of this star-studded invitational for the seventh time, having earned top-10 finishes in five of the previous six editions, including a fifth-place effort in 2014, during the 20-lap contest.

Hines will return to the indoor oval on Thursday, January 15 for J.C.T. Qualifying Night. The top-four finishes in the preliminary feature that night will lock themselves into the 55-lap main event on Saturday, January 17. A total of four qualifying nights will split up the 300-plus entries.

“Running the Race of Champions is always a plus,” he shared. “You can try a few things in that 20-lapper that may or may not help you on your qualifying night, but you got nothing to lose experimenting a little bit. That race also is a good indicator of how some of the top contenders stack up against each other.”

Last season at the Chili Bowl, Hines finished eighth on his preliminary night, which put him in the B-main on the final night. He raced his way to fifth in that 20-lap contest to secure a spot in the 55-lap finale. Hines wrapped up the 2014 Chili Bowl in 22nd.

Hines has qualified for the main event at the Chili Bowl 13 times in his career, which has him tied for fourth among active drivers with the most starts. He was victorious twice at the 2005 Chili Bowl. Along with winning the main event that year, he also scored a preliminary feature victory. Hines has nine career top-10 finishes on the final night of Chili Bowl in 13 starts, with three of those being top-five showings. Along with his win in 2005, the veteran driver has one other podium finish, with that coming in 2009, when he finished in the runner-up position.

“With what sounds like a record number of entries this year, everything will have to go right to be in contention on Saturday night,” Hines said. “Getting in the feature on the prelim night is the first goal and finishing toward the front there, in order to be in a good position on Saturday. It’s tough to run the alphabet anymore with how strong the field of cars is. A fast car, a little luck and being smart are all musts for a good week in Tulsa. We’ll give it our all and see how things play out.”

Last season on the dirt with the Honda USAC National Midget Series, Hines was victorious at Canyon Speedway Park in Arizona, on his way to a third-place showing in points. He finished among the top-10 in all 16 dirt races, with 12 of those being top-five performances.

Hines’ trip to New Zealand this off-season opened with a fifth-place finish on December 26, at Western Springs Speedway. He followed that up with another fifth-place effort the following night. The native of New Castle, Indiana, opened 2015 with a ninth-place run on New Year’s Day. Hines ran fourth on January 3 in his fourth start at Western Springs. He was victorious at Baypark Speedway on January 5 to wrap up his stint in New Zealand.

Tracy Hines Racing would like to thank: Parker Machinery, Powered by Toyota, Turbines, Inc., The Carolina Nut Company, Afco Racing Shocks, Schoenfeld, Stanton Racing Engines, Daum Motorsport, Indiana Underground, Hoosier, Bell and Drivin Racing Oil.

For more information on Tracy Hines Racing, visit http://www.tracyhinesracing.com. Follow Tracy on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TracyHinesRacin.

 

 

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Banquet Caps off the 2014 Season Crowning Steve Poirier Champion. Over $68,000 in Cash and Contingencies Handed out During the Evening.

VERNON, NY – The luxurios Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel was once again the site for the annual Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint (ESS) banquet which filled the Hambeltonian Room to capacity. Quebec’s Steve Poirier was crowned what is now five-time champion taking home just shy of $10,000 from the over $68,000 total banquet payout.

It was a memorable and emotional night as the family of Kevin Ward Jr. attended with a full table. They were seated at the head table, table #13 and during the awards presentation a special tribute music video as played on the big screen with smiles and tears filling the room. The Ward’s stayed well after the banquet greeting friends despite near blizzard conditions outside.

It was a record breaking year for the driver of the familiar #28FM as he not only won the overall ESS title but took home the E&V Energy Tour of the States, the Le Groupe Ultra Tour of Canada, the SUNY Canton Series, the Fondations 4 Saisons Quebec Series, Cobra Coaches Dash Series, Insinger Performance Hard Charger and the Gater News Lap Leader crowns as well.

Poirier finished all 21 full point events that he attended in the top 10, not missing one single lap of A-Main competition. A feat that is unheard of. A good car had a good team behind him with crew member Kevin Loveys overwhelmingly voted Mechanic of the Year, voted on by his peers.

Runner-up in the points for his best career finish was Jason Barney. During his speech he credited the Poirier with a fine season and while he was second overall he did take home the SUNY Canton/Einstein Construction Group CNY Speedweek championship.

Jeff Cook tied his career best finish in points placing third in the overall championship fight. While the outcome was very successful it was a year of determination as Cook was also the recipient of the annual Hard Luck Award. His prize was a brand new frame from Mach 1 in which the car is already built and will be put to action in 2015.

The Lane’s Yamaha Rookie of the Year went to Tim Axton. The Auburn, NY resident came out of a retirement of many years from the go-cart ranks and joined his brother Dave on the ESS trail. His car competed in all but two events and was a well received winner of the award.

In keeping with the what can be called the Axton theme, Dave Axton was voted the Pilat Graphic Design Most Improved Driver for 2014. Coming off a year of several DNF’s and spectacular upside down excursions, the Port Byron, NY chauffeur attended all but one event and never did see his car get off all four wheels in route to a fine eighth place finish in points.

One of the most prestigious awards annually is the John Zentner Memorial Award and this year it went to Matt Tanner. The entire Tanner family and team attend every ESS event faithfully striving for the best result and also doing it helping out many other teams when they can. A big ovation greeted Matt in getting the award.

This year’s class into the Empire Super Sprint Hall of Fame was a class of one, but a special inductee. Kenny Townsand ran the ESS tour for well over a decade from the very first days. While he never did receive the checkered flag for an A-Main victory his dedication to the club’s early days was what was remembered. Townsand would attend many events by himself but the dedication was not only on the track. His ideas and plans for the club as a whole was a key factor why the organization is still in existence today.

Jason Barney and Jeff Cook were honored for their perfect attendance and every driver that won an A-Main during 2014 were presented with a special trophy acknowledging their accomplishments.

Point fund presentations capped off the evening with 27 different drivers receiving cash awards that totaled over $30,000. The bulk went to the 14 teams that followed 2/3rds of the full point events.

Preceding the awards banquet was the annual rules meeting. Several rules were voted in for 2015 which include the singing of Hoosier Tires for 3 more years. The HTC compound was again tire of choice but new will be the option of the H12 for the left rear. ESS also adopted the new head rules put forth by ASCS national tour. Bolt on weight will now be legal with a designated area assigned and a wheel width of 18 inches for right rear and 15 inches for left rear is now in place. Some other smaller rule adoptions were voted in and will be placed in the 2015 rule book which will be finalized in March.

The Lucky Giveaway Program was a huge hit, over $15,000 in product was also handed out during the meetings. Receiving these fine awards were drivers that ran 2/3rds of the full point tour.

The tentative 2015 racing schedule was handed out with some 30 dates already secure and a few more travel friendly stops still in the works. More weekends have been consolidated to allow for more racing with less traveling costs.

Now the 2014 season has been honored it is time to get ready for the 32nd Anniversary Tour! In what has become an ESS tradition, it will be excitement guaranteed!

2014 Lucas Oil ESS Banquet Payouts: Steve Poirier $9,402 Jason Barney 6,122 Jeff Cook 8,308 Matt Tanner 4,950 Paul Kinney 3,902 Chuck Hebing 3,902 Cory Sparks 2,992 Dave Axton 3,125 Kevin Ward Jr. 3,075 Tommy Wickham 2,825 Etienne Girard 3,395 Joe Trenca 2,385 Tim Axton 3,135 Doug Emery Motorsports 3,275 Michael Parent 1,060 Davie Franek 815 Jessica Zemken 810 Yan Bilodeau 565 Dale Gosselin 485 Larry Wight 460 James Hanson 460 Paul Pekkonen 385 Sam Reakes IV 360 Alain Bergeron 360 Danny Varin 360 Steve Collins 360 Mark Smith 300 Shawn Donath 100 Aaron Ott 100 Jared Hortsman 100 Randy Hannagan 100 Lee Ladouceur 100 Greg Hodnett 100 TJ Stutts 100 Jared Zimbardi 100

Total $68,373

Lucky Giveaway Program for 2014! Brodix Cylinder Heads – Jeff Cook – Set of Heads JE Pistons – Steve Poirier – Set of Pistons Fox Shocks/Fastline Performance – Matt Tanner – Set of Shocks Nouse Signs and Graphics – Jason Barney – Complete K1 Suit with Embroidery Simpson Safety – Paul Kinney – Vudu Helmet Panchos Racing Products – Kevin Ward Jr. – Ultra Shield Full Containment Seat Aero Wings – Joe Trenca – Top Wing Vahlco Wheels – Etienne Girard – 3 Front Wheels M&W Aluminum Products – Tim Axton - $500 Certificate Zamp Helmets – Tommy Wickham - $500 Certificate TI22 – Chuck Hebing – Set of Parts SST Shocks – Doug Emery - $500 Certificate Beyea Headers – Dave Axton - $500 Certficate Five Star Racing Products – Etienne Girard - $500 Certificate Maxim Racing – Jason Barney - $500 Certificate ATL Fuel Cells/BA Racing Acc. – Cory Sparks – Fuel Cell Shell with radiant cover

Other product giveaways: Design 500/Simpson/Speedway Motors Safety Package – Tim Axton – Nomex Underwear/Racing Shoes and Helmet Bag Zemco Headers – Tommy Wickham – Set of Headers Schoenfeld Headers – Jeff Cook – Set of Headers Schoenfeld Headers – Dave Axton – Set of Headers Schoenfeld Headers – Doug Emery – Set of Headers Rod End Supply – Joe Trenca – Set of Rod Ends

 

 

Sammy Swindell Returns to Racing This Week at Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2015) - Sammy Swindell made headlines last summer when he retired as a full-time racer.

The legend returns to the cockpit this week for the first time in five months when he competes in the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla.

Swindell will race on Tuesday in the Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions - a $2,500-to-win event - prior to his Chili Bowl preliminary night Wednesday.

"We haven't really touched the cars in five years and we really don't need to," he said. "Last year we were ok, just the circumstances didn't work out for us."

Swindell, who owns an event-leading five Chili Bowl feature wins, has taken advantage of his extra free time since his last race - the Knoxville Nationals last August.

"It gave me an opportunity to do some things I wouldn't have had time to do," he said. "Some little tweaks here and there. I think everything I did will be a positive. I don't know if it will make us much faster, but it should be easier to drive. It's so small here it takes a lot to make a little difference."

His track record at the event also doesn't hurt.

"It's definitely good for your confidence knowing that you can come in here and you're going to have one of the better cars," he said. "But you get so many track conditions you have to pay attention to that and be ready for that. If I can win here that's definitely more rewarding since I'm not doing anything right now."

UP NEXT -

Tuesday through Saturday at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SwindellMotorsports.citymaker.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1sam91

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - John Christner Trucking

Established in 1986, John Christner Trucking has grown into a giant in the trucking industry. For more information, visit http://www.JohnChristner.com.

"John Christner has been huge," Swindell said. "If it hadn't been for him coming along we wouldn't be able to do much of this at all. He's been a great supporter for us and he's been a great friend. It was nice of him to do all the things he's done for us and continues to do for us."

Swindell would also like to thank Freightliner of Tulsa, Spike, Esslinger and all of the various sponsors for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Van Dam Scores Three Straight Top 10s to Wrap Up Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 11, 2015) - Henry Van Dam took advantage of sunny weather and January races to put together his best career week of 410ci sprint car racing.

Van Dam earned four top-10 finishes during the inaugural five-race Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Cocopah Speedway, where more than 35 of the top drivers in the country competed during a nine-day period.

"We had some good momentum with how last season went, but our goal each night was to make the main event and see how that went," he said. "Other than one night with a mechanical problem, we made every show and then finished in the top 10 among a lot of great drivers. It was a great trip for our team."

After finishing ninth during the opening event on Jan. 2 and sustaining a mechanical issue during his heat race on Jan. 3, Van Dam closed the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown with three races last week.

On Tuesday, Van Dam won his heat race and advanced a position to finish fifth in a qualifier. He then maneuvered from eighth to sixth place during the 30-lap main event on the slick 3/8-mile oval.

"It's always great to get laps with talented drivers so to pick up a couple of positions was a bonus," he said. "We were battling for a top five throughout most of the race. You definitely had to hit your marks and run smooth each lap. We had a solid performance all night and it was nice to end with that type of result."

Van Dam returned to Cocopah Speedway on Friday, when he started the night by placing fifth in his heat race. He then won a qualifier to earn enough points to lock himself into the main event, which he started on the inside of the fifth row.

Once again, Van Dam worked toward the top five before settling for his second consecutive sixth-place result.

"We got better each time we hit the track on Friday," he said. "We were learning all week long and toward the end of the event we had some great notes. It felt like we were building each night."

The Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown wrapped up on Saturday with Van Dam finishing where he started in both his heat race - second - and qualifier - fifth. That locked him into the main event starting on the outside of the seventh row.

The track favored the bottom groove and Van Dam was able to pick up a handful of positions to score a 10th-place finish.

"It was an exciting way to end the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown," he said. "To earn three straight top 10s and four in the five races was a great start to 2015. I want to thank Greg Burgess and the event staff for putting on such a top-notch event. Our team had a fun time racing and soaking up the sun in January and we can't wait to return next year."

Van Dam will return to competition March 4-5 at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 6 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 1 (2); Qualifier: 5 (6); Feature: 6 (8).

Jan. 9 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 5 (3); Qualifier: 1 (1); Feature: 6 (9).

Jan. 10 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 2 (2); Qualifier: 5 (5); Feature: 10 (14).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

March 4-5 at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HenryVanDam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VanDamRacing

APPAREL -

Van Dam has sweatshirts and hats available for sale at his race trailer.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Enumclaw Xpress Lube

Located in Enumclaw, Wash., Enumclaw Xpress Lube offers a full range of vehicle oil and fluid services. It can also service air filter and wiper blades.

"Enumclaw Xpress Lube was my very first sponsor and have been with us ever since," Van Dam said. "They've been there for the good years and the bad years and have provided ample support."

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

 

 

Kevin Swindell Takes Momentum of Five Straight Top-Two Finishes into Chili Bowl

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2015) - The name Swindell is synonymous with the Chili Bowl.

After watching his father, Sammy, win an event-leading five titles, Kevin Swindell has been a car to beat the past five years. He enters the 29 th edition of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., this week seeking his sixth straight top-two finish.

"We're aiming for another win," he said. "I've been excited to return to the Chili Bowl to regain the crown after finishing second last year."

Swindell rallied from 14th to second during last season's main event, which snapped his event-record four consecutive wins.

"It's hard to make it five in a row when you start so far back in the field, but we had a shot at it," he said. "With a couple more laps it would have been close."

Swindell kicks off this week on Tuesday when he will compete in the $2,500-to-win Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions, which he won in 2013. His Chili Bowl preliminary night is scheduled for Thursday.

"I feel confident that we will be strong out of the gate and be in contention to win the prelim feature and the Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions event," he said. "The mission is to get back to Victory Lane as soon as possible."

UP NEXT -

Tuesday through Saturday at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SwindellMotorsports.citymaker.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - John Christner Trucking

Established in 1986, John Christner Trucking has grown into a giant in the trucking industry. For more information, visit http://www.JohnChristner.com.

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

Swindell would also like to thank Mike Curb and Curb Records, Spike, Esslinger, Big Game Treestands, Aggressive Hydraulics, Rossie Feed & Grain, South Bay Partners, Arai Helmets, Racing Optics, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Restas.com, J. Davidson Scrap Metal, RPM Truck & Trailer and all of the various sponsors for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Dunlap Performance Invading Chili Bowl With Danny Jennings and Cale Thomas

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 11, 2015) - Dunlap Performance is fielding a two-car team this week at the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.

Oklahoma's Danny Jennings and Cale Thomas of Indiana will pilot midgets for the team throughout the premier midget event, which runs this Tuesday through Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

"The Chili Bowl is a race that my father and I look forward to and plan for all year," said Brian Dunlap, who heads Dunlap Performance along with his father, Mike. "We ran a car at the Western World in November and after a couple of top-10 runs we feel like we learned a lot and are better prepared for the Chili Bowl than we have been in the past."

Thomas is scheduled for preliminary action on Wednesday with Jennings competing in prelim competition on Friday.

"We are excited to have Danny Jennings back in a car this year," Brian Dunlap said. "Danny has driven for us from the time we started our midget program. He is like family and we always look forward to working together for this race.

"Cale Thomas may be new to our team, but I have watched him race micros and winged 410 sprint cars. He has a desire to perform and win like no other. It's exciting to be in a position to give him a shot in one of our midgets."

While Dunlap Performance doesn't compete in many races each year, the Chili Bowl is always circled on the calendar.

"The Chili Bowl is the premier event in midgets and easily in the top five in all of short track racing," Dunlap said. "From the first night I set foot in the building as a spectator I have wanted to be a part of it. I want to thank the Hahn and Edwards families for all of the hard work they put into making it such a great event to be a part of."

UP NEXT -

Tuesday through Saturday at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems

Based in Concord, N.C., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems manufactures custom seats and distributes a variety of racing accessories, including seat mounts, padding, belts and restraints, steering wheels and helmets. For additional information, visit http://www.ButlerBuilt.net.

"I can't thank Brian and Jeannie Butler enough for their help and guidance with our midget program over the years," Dunlap said. "The cockpit of a midget can be a challenge to fit a containment seat in due to sizing constraints. Brian has always worked to come up with creative ways of building seats that not only are the safest, but also fit the area we have to work with in the midgets. ButlerBuilt seats and product innovations are top of the line and we rest easy knowing that when our midgets push off our drivers are sitting in the best, safest seats on the race track."

Dunlap Performance would also like to thank Engler Machine & Tool, Factory Kahne Shocks, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Arizona Sports Shirts, FK Rod Ends, DMI Rear Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Astro Titanium, Race Bumper.com, KSE Power Steering and Wilwood Brakes for their continued support.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Making First Chili Bowl Nationals Start Since 2007 This Week

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (Jan. 11, 2015) - Tony Bruce Jr. is more than excited to make his first start at the famed Chili Bowl in eight years.

With the help of Submersible Pumps Inc. and Wheeler Metals, Bruce Jr. put together a midget to compete in the premier event this Tuesday through Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla.

His preliminary night during the 29th edition of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals is set for Tuesday, marking his first time competing at the event since 2007.

"I can't thank Submersible Pumps Inc. and Wheeler Metals enough for this opportunity," he said. "After the last time I raced the Chili Bowl I didn't want to return unless I knew I had the right pieces in place. We have that this year so I'm excited to see it in action."

The event has drawn a record of more than 325 entries, which doesn't leave room for error.

"There's a lot of luck involved in the Chili Bowl and hopefully we are on the good side of that," he said. "It's important to be peaking every time you hit the track to take advantage of any opportunity."

The goal is to have a strong run during preliminary competition to be set up well for Saturday's finale.

"Points are accounted for every time you hit the track other than hot laps," Bruce Jr. said. "We need to be on our game from the first green flag and then we'll see where everything ends up. I think this will be a fun event, especially if we do well."

UP NEXT -

Tuesday through Saturday at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wheeler Metals

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

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

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

More Big Names Now On Board For 2015 Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic

As the list of drivers nominated for the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic continues to grow, the numbers have been bolstered by the current Australian Champion, three more high quality Americans and a former Classic Champion, along with some of the hottest talent in Australia!

Jason Sides, Randy Hannagan and in an exciting development Sheldon Haudenschild have added their names to the list of American drivers all set for the Classic, while current Aussie Champ David Murcott has also confirmed his entry along with 1993 Classic Champion Garry Brazier.

Sides and Murcott will attend the Classic with the support of Dave Horrell and the team at East Coast Logistics. Sprint Shack, Mainline Dynalog Dynamometers, Vortex Express, RE Technologies and Power Plus Fuels are also amongst the list of generoussupporters for these two popular racers.

Sides knows his way around Sungold Stadium having finished 20th in the Sunday night 40 lap feature event in 2014 while Murcott’s Australian Championship was won at Latrobe in Tasmania last February speaks volumes of his talents.

Hannagan, the winner of the 1999, Australia – America Challenge Cup, has been another to make the Classic a regular stop on what is a busy and demanding race schedule.

In 2015 Randy will join forces with Ray Scott Racing, campaigning the USA55 machine with the support of Scott’s Transport, Ray Scott Livestock Transport and Shell Oils.Just last January ‘The Hurricane’ was able to qualify the Matt Muir owned W53 entry into the A-Main field where he finished 16th.Hannagan will be joined by Ashley Scott in the V55 entry also enjoying the support of Scott’s Transport, Ray Scott Livestock Transport and Shell Oils.

Sheldon Haudenschild adds an exciting dimension to the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, where he will join his two time Classic Champion father Jac in the field.

The 21 year old hails from Wooster, Ohio and is an excitement machine behind the wheel of a Sprintcar, plied his trade initially in motocross.

West Australian based Keen Motorsport are responsible for providing some excellent equipment for Sheldon after he arrived with his helmet bag and race suit on a whim and a prayer earlier in the Australian summer.

The team will have support from Keen’s Driver Training, Keenquip Race Gear, Dynamite Dans Cleaning, Panelworx and Diesel Force.

1993 Classic Champion Garry Brazier will make a welcome return to the Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic where he will join forces with his sonJordyn in a two car assault.

Jordyn has been in good form predominantly in Sydney so far this season with some spasmodic appearances at venues around the country intertwined.

The father – son Brazier duo will enjoy the long time support of Castrol, Capalaba Wreckers, Racing Optics, Vortex Wings, PWR Radiators, Butlerbuilt, EFX Signs and Design 500.

Daniel Pestka who has shown excellent early season form campaigning for Victorian based car owner Matthew Eastham so far in the 2014-15 season will be back and aims to improve on his 8th place finish in B-Main 1 from 2014.

It is worth noting that Eastham teamed with American David Gravel in recording a 9th place finish in B Main 2 in 2014, a result that could have been so much better had a line ball decision not gone against them in an earlier heat race.

For the Classic Pestka has a wealth of backing from Eastham and the Victory Lane Racegear Team with usual sponsors Drysdale’s Chaff Mill, Lucas Oil Products, Bass Contracting, Inverloch Motor Body Works, Midwest Imports, Andy FX, Inglis Racing Engines, Diablos Motorsport, BMRS Hoses, Crow Seat Belts, HPC Coatings, HRP Wings, Astro Titanium, Zemco Headers, Indy Race Parts and Race Gear X all on board.

Darren Mollenoyux who was very impressive in setting quick time and recording a second placed finish on his qualifying night in 2014 before eventually settling for 23rd place on Sunday night, is back as one of the leading Victorian chances.

Mollenoyux will again be in his familiar Parr Motorsports, Warrnambool Crane Hire, MBO Financial Group, Valvoline and Winters Performance backed GF1 V77 machine.

The Warrnambool based Mollenoyux, who enjoyed a stint of racing in the United States back in July, will be joined by fellow Victorians Michael Cunningham (PRP Engineering V74), Bradley Warren (KFC Warrnambool, Total Autos Pakenham, Kriehn Transport, Powermax, Victory Lane Racegear, Prince Industries V54), Tim Rankin (West Vic Sheds and Garages, Webber & Chivell Fertilisers, J&K Haulage, Adzweld, DJ Contracting, M & V Savage Earthmoving, Vogels Motors and Ken Buck Excavations V47) in the field for the Classic on January 23 to 25, 2015.

The Parramatta Posse, have sent some more of their delegation south for Classic duties with the hard charging Max Johnston leading the way in NSW38 Ultimate Karting Sydney, Fincar Automotive/Finance, KTM Australia, Active Vac, Toys Collective Clothing, Summerland Poultry, Camden Signs, DJS Qualicoaters, Johnston Automotive, Jim's Building Services, Prompt Mower Service, Pixel Designs, Joust Racewear, Jigsaw Photography, Motoradco, Direct Pallets, SNR Logistics and Wray Transport supported entry.

Johnston will be joined by Glen Saville who has become somewhat of a part time racer here in Australia as he prefers to compete regularly at the famed Knoxville Raceway as a part of their track championship series.

Saville will be supported by G.P.S, Hawksbury Valley Smash Repairs and A.P.M for his regular visit to the Classic while Jimmy Matchett will also make the trek from his Londonderry home base to contest the three night Classic extravaganza.

Matchett will be supported by Ian Cubitts Classic Home Improvements, Mercatroyd Painting and Decorating and Blockhead.

The ever present South Aussie representation will again make their way across the state line with Dylan Jenkin set to be in action aboard his Tatiara Truck and Trailer, Peter Horne Transport and Gericke Bulk Handling S51 machine along with the hugely impressive Bradley Keller who has shown phenomenal car speed at times this season.

Keller who is from Hewett in South Australia will enjiy the backing of RMGH, Shadetec, Peter Page Holden, Nortins Transport, FUCHS, GT Bobcat and Spitwater as he once again returns to Sungold Stadium.

West Aussie Trent Pigdon will be aboard the Lower Norton Transport, Hitch Haulage, Compass Powder Coating, Kirschner Trucks and Mass Drill and Blast SA62 entry in his return to the Classic, having missed the inaugural three night event in 2014.

The Awesome Landscapes, Donegal Engineering, Maxwill Race Engines, Boss Differentials, LMC Products and Primrose Valley Tavern S59 machine is the ride of choice of up and coming South Aussie Adam Currie, while Terry Kelly will again be aboard the Inland Crane Hire, Empire Racing Supplies, Artworx, Edge Hotel Motel and Snap On Tools Mildura S37 car for the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

The 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic as supported by Oval Express Magazine, GJ Gardner Homes, KRE Race Engines and the Lady Bay Resort Warrnambool will be held at Premier Speedway on January 23, 24 & 25, 2015.

 

 

Placerville Speedway's 50th Anniversary Season Includes Return of the Outlaws and 24 Events

PLACERVILLE, CA (1-6-15) – Placerville Speedway has finalized the schedule for the upcoming Red Hawk Casino 50th Anniversary Championship Season at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. The 2015 racing schedule will feature an action packed calendar consisting of 24 event at the high banked quarter mile bullring carved in the hillside of the community once known as "Old Hangtown" in the days of the Gold Rush.

As the high banked lady in red enters her Golden Anniversary season, the schedule of events to come clearly illustrates that there is still gold in these hills in the eyes of avid race fans as Handy Racing Promotions brings a multitude of high profile events to the track that has been home to auto racing since the summer of 1965 when a community football field hosted hard top racing for the very first time and "Hangtown Speedway" was born.

The 2015 racing season opens up with a practice night for competitors on Sunday evening, March 29th. The following week the season roars into action in grand fashion with the King of the West Sprint Car Series bringing 410 cubic inch sprint car action to the bullring on Saturday night, April 8th. The KWS event is a prelude to an epic night of 410 sprint car racing as the following Wednesday night, the National STP World of Outlaws Sprint Car Tour will roll into Placerville Speedway for the first time in over 20 years.

The return of the World of Outlaws to the Placerville is a much anticipated event as Grass Valley Native Brad Sweet, who began his sprint car racing career on the banks of Placerville has teamed with World Racing Group and Handy Racing Promotions to bring the National tour back to his home track with the Brad Sweet Presents Short Track Outlaw Showdown. Tickets are already selling fast online for this event that is being promoted through the World of Outlaws and are currently available online at www.woosprint.com. All tickets for this event will be reserved seating and an early sell out is expected.

Following the assault of the Greatest Show on Dirt, Placerville Speedway will wave the green flag on the Red Hawk Casino Championship Series presented by Hoosier Racing Tires, Coors Light and the Mountain Democrat on Saturday night, April 11. This season, every night of action at Placerville Speedway will feature winged sprint cars with the combination of championship point events and four special nights of racing bannered as the Placerville Posse Sprint Car Challenge.

The Posse Sprint Car Challenge is named after a familiar term known as the "Placerville Posse," consisting of popular locals that have made Placerville Speedway their home track through the years and drawing a strong fan base of area residents who pack the grandstands each week in support of their local racer.

In year's past, winged sprint cars would be absent from action on nights when other events in the region were taking place. Much to the liking of local drivers and fans, this season will host four lucrative non point events throughout the season under the Posse Sprint Challenge Banner. Any driver who wins all four of these special races will receive a $2000 bonus sponsored by Red Hawk Casino. If no one driver can accomplish the feat, the bounty will be split among the winners of the series accordingly. Placerville Posse Sprint Challenge Races will include April 11 and 25th and August 1 and 22nd.

The 2015 championship campaign this season will feature winged 360 sprint cars in 13 total point events. Limited Late Models will race for the crown in 17 events as will the Pure Stock division. The three track anchor divisions will be joined by a number of guest divisions throughout the season, making for an action packed racing program each week.

The Nor Cal Dwarf Cars are slated fir five visits in 2015. The Bay Cities Racing Association will bring the traditional midget division to the bullring on two different nights during the year and the Midget Lite division a total of nine times throughout the year. The 410 sprint cars of the King of the West Sprint Cars will race a pair of events this season with the season opener followed by a return visit on July 18. The Civil War Sprint Car Series is slated for two Placerville appearances including May 30 and August 8. The California Hardtop Association is also on the race card with two season visits while the wingless sprint cars will make a sole appearance, competing with the Civil War Series in their first visit of the year.

Season event notables include Placerville's richest annual race of the year, the Mark Forni Classic which celebrates its 10th anniversary on August 8th. Independence Day and auto racing come together with the annual July Fourth Spectacular on Saturday, July 4th. Mountain Democrat Kid's Night will be August 15th this year and will be followed by the annual Hangtown Destruction Derby presented by the Placerville Police Officers Association on Sunday, August 16th.

The 2015 season will conclude with high winning events. On Saturday, September 5th the second annual Tribute to Donnie Tilford returns with the sprint cars taking home $2000 to win, Limited Late Models $1000 and Pure Stocks $500. The following week will mark the Tribute to Al Hinds which pays identical amounts and will crown the season champions.

The drivers will be recognized for their efforts shortly after the season concludes with the Red Hawk Casino Championship Awards Dinner on Saturday night, November 21st.

For complete details of the 2015 racing season visit Placerville Speedway's official website at www.placervillespeedway.com. Associate sponsorships will be detailed in the weeks leading up to the season opener. For information on becoming an associate or division sponsor at Placerville Speedway please inquire by email at placervillespeedway@gmail.com.

Join over 5000 friends of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can interact with fellow fans, drivers and staff and follow them on twitter to keep up to date on events to come. You can also find Placerville Speedway on twitter for schedule updates and more by following them @pvllspeedway.

Placerville Speedway is located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds at 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. The facility is operated by Handy Racing Promotions which can be reached at their business office at (916) 783-3478.

2015 Red Hawk Casino Championship Race Season (schedule subject to change - last updated 12/17/2014)

Mar 29 Sun | Practice Night | All Divisions (4pm - 8pm)

April 4 Sat | "King of the West" Sprint Car Series | 410 Sprints, BCRA Midgets

April 8 Wed | "World of Outlaws" | 410 Sprints

April 11 Sat | Placerville Speedway Championship Series Point Race #1
360 Sprints (Non-Point Race) Placerville Posse Sprint Challenge* Race #1, Limited Late Models, Pure Stocks, Midget Lites

April 18 Sat | Placerville Speedway Championship Series Point Race #2
360 Sprints, Limited Late Models, Pure Stocks, Dwarf Cars

April 25 Sat | Placerville Speedway Championship Series Point Race #3 360 Sprints (Non-Point Race) Placerville Posse Sprint Challenge* Race #2, Limited Late Models, Pure Stocks, Midget Lites

May 2 Sat | Placerville Speedway Championship Series Point Race #4
360 Sprints, Limited Late Models, Pure Stocks, Midget Lites

May 9 Sat | Placerville Speedway Championship Series Point Race #5
360 Sprints, Limited Late Models, Pure Stocks, Dwarf Cars

May 16 Sat | Placerville Speedway Championship Series Point Race #6
360 Sprints, Limited Late Models, Pure Stocks, Midget Lites

May 23 Sat | No Races May 30 Sat | California Sprint Car "Civil War" Series 360 Sprints, Hunt Magneto Sprints

June 6 Sat | Placerville Speedway Championship Series Point Race #7 360 Sprints, Limited Late Models, Pure Stocks, Midget Lites

June 13 Sat | Placerville Speedway Championship Series Point Race #8
360 Sprints, Limited Late Models, Pure Stocks

June 20 Sat | No Races | Annual El Dorado County Fair

June 27 Sat | Placerville Speedway Championship Series Point Race #9
360 Sprints, Limited Late Models, Pure Stocks, Dwarf Cars

July 4 Sat | Placerville Speedway Championship Series Point Race #10 | "Independence Day" Fireworks Show | 360 Sprints, Limited Late Models, Pure Stocks

July 11 Sat | Placerville Speedway Championship Series Point Race #11
360 Sprints, Limited Late Models, Pure Stocks, Midget Lites

July 18 Sat | "King of the West" Sprint Car Series | 410 Sprints, Dwarf Cars, Hardtops

July 25 Sat | Placerville Speedway Championship Series Point Race #12
360 Sprints, Limited Late Models, Pure Stocks, Midget Lites

Aug 1 Sat | Placerville Speedway Championship Series Point Race #13
360 Sprints Placerville Posse Sprint Challenge* Race #3, Limited Late Models, Pure Stocks, BCRA Midgets

Aug 8 Sat | California Sprint Car "Civil War" Series
360s, Lites, Hardtops |"Mark Forni Classic" - $5,000 To Win

Aug 15 Sat | Placerville Speedway Championship Series Point Race #14 | "Kids Night" Annual Kids Division Bicycle Races | 360 Sprints, Limited Late Models, Pure Stocks

Aug 16 Sun | Destruction Derby | Placerville Police Officers Association

Aug 22 Sat | Placerville Speedway Championship Series Point Race #15
360 Sprints Placerville Posse Sprint Challenge* Race #4, Limited Late Models, Pure Stocks, Dwarf Cars

Sept 5 Sat | Placerville Speedway Championship Series Point Race #16 | "Donnie Tilford Tribute" Big Trophy Night | 360 Sprints - $2,000 To Win | Limited Late Models - $1,000 To Win | Pure Stocks - $500 To Win

Sept 19 Sat | Placerville Speedway Championship Series Point Race #17 |
"Al Hinds Tribute" 50th Fall Finale | 360 Sprints - $2,000 To Win | Limited Late Models - $1,000 To Win | Pure Stocks - $500 To Win | Midget Lites

Nov 21 Sat | 2015 Red Hawk Casino Championship Race Season Awards Banquet

* NOTE: CONCERNING PLACERVILLE POSSE SPRINT CHALLENGE RACES FOR 360 SPRINT CARS. Bonus Payout: "Win all Four Placerville Posse Races = $2000 Bonus" (no winner, bonus will be split). Sponsored by Red Hawk Casino.

 

 

Placerville Speedway Welcomes Red Hawk Casino as Title Sponsor Entering 50th Anniversary Racing Season

PLACERVILLE, CA (1-6-15) – As Placerville Speedway embarks on a landmark 50th Anniversary Season, it is proud to welcome Red Hawk Casino and the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians as the official title sponsor of the quarter-mile clay oval located that has been home to auto racing at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville since 1965.

"The Tribe and its Red Hawk Casino are proud of our long-term partnership with Placerville Speedway," said Nicholas Fonseca, Chairman of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians. "Placerville Speedway offers great family fun for our community."

With El Dorado County's second largest employer and premier entertainment venue joining forces with Placerville Speedway, the season to come is poised to be one of the biggest in recent history, expected to bring record numbers in the way of area tourism with an action packed 24-event schedule, containing several high profile events throughout the year. Among the highlights will be the return of the Nationally known World of Outlaws Sprint Car Tour for the first time in over 20 years in addition to talent both local and from afar in competition every Saturday from April through September amidst a variety of racing divisions.

"Both local and corporate sponsors are the lifeblood of this sport, but they are not easy to come by," said Bill Sullivan of Placerville Speedway. "The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians and its Red Hawk Casino have worked hard to partner with Placerville Speedway in a spectacular fashion and we are proud to have them for the launch of our historical 50th anniversary season ahead."

Built in 2008, Red Hawk Casino features 88,000 square feet of world class gaming nestled on the Shingle Springs Rancheria in Placerville, just West of the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Among the amenities are more than 2100 slot machines, 75 gaming tables, non smoking gaming areas, poker rooms, five delectable restaurants, Kids Quest and Cyber Quest. Red Hawk Casino offers a destiny like no other in scenic El Dorado County where they believe in giving back to their community in many different forms.

Placerville Speedway fans are urged to join the Red Hawk Rewards Club. The rewards club is free and offers the ultimate player loyalty program. The Rewards Club gives casino guests the ability to earn points that can be redeemed for free slot play, dining at any of the casino's restaurants, gifts at Red Hawk Traders gift shop and more.

Throughout the upcoming Red Hawk Casino 50th Anniversary Season at Placerville Speedway, race fans and drivers alike will be rewarded throughout the year with various prizes, gifts from Red Hawk Casino and the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians through the title sponsorship program. The casino welcomes race teams to it's facility after a night of race with ample parking for large haulers, live entertainment and dining.

Placerville Speedway's 50th Anniversary Season is set to begin with a special practice night for competitors on Sunday, March 29th followed by a high octane opening week featuring the King of the West Sprint Cars and Bay Cities Racing Association Midgets on Saturday April 4th and the much anticipated return of the nationally known STP World of Outlaws Sprint Cars on Wednesday, April 8th. The weekly Red Hawk Casino Championship series begins on Saturday, April 11th. The 2015 racing season features a total of 24 events between April and September.

For complete details of the 2015 Red Hawk Casino Championship Racing Season visit Placerville Speedway's official website at www.placervillespeedway.com. For further information on Red Hawk Casino visit www.redhawkcasino.com.

Associate sponsorships will be announced in the weeks leading up to the season opener, highlighting the numerous businesses that support El Dorado County's largest spectator sports venue. For information on becoming an associate or division sponsor at Placerville Speedway please inquire by email at placervillespeedway@gmail.com.

Join over 5000 friends of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can interact with fellow fans, drivers and staff and follow them on twitter to keep up to date on events to come. You can also find Placerville Speedway on twitter for schedule updates and more by following them @pvllspeedway.

Placerville Speedway is located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds at 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. The facility is operated by Handy Racing Promotions which can be reached at their business office at (916) 783-3478.

 

 

Spring Fever Pick-Six $10,000 Bonus Between Chico and Marysville

(Chico, CA 1-11-15)...The gauntlet has been set. Promoter Dennis Gage is offering a staggering $10,000 bonus to one driver if that individual can win the first three winged 360 sprint car races Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico and first three at Marysville Raceway the new action track. “We wanted to offer the drivers and fans an early opportunity in the season to take in some great sprint car racing and add a big financial twist to the first few races,” said Gage. The pick-six races will all pay a minimum of $2,000 to win. Win all six, including the bonus, and walk away with $22,000 in winnings and prize money. The first of the pick-six races will take place at Marysville Raceway on February 28th and is in tribute to Sherm and Loree Toller. On March 6th and 7th the challenge moves to Silver Dollar Speedway as part of the Silver Cup Race of Champions. The Gold Fever Open is slated for March 14th at Marysville. Just six days later on March 20th, the winged 360 sprint car return to Marysville for a special Friday night edition of the California Civil War Series. The sixth and final race takes place back at Chico on Friday night March 27th. While every racer will be gunning for the $10,000 bonus if that does not happen there is other options. Win five of the six and collect a $6,000 bonus. Win four of the six and receive $3,000. Win three of the six and get a $2,000 bonus. For more information please contact the track office phone at 530-350-7275.

 

 

“Badger Midgets set for new engine rules for 2015” “Nine events slated for Angell Park”

Sun Prairie, Wis., Jan. 11---Officials of the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association (BMARA), have announced major rule changes, affecting open wheel racing’s oldest active sanctioning organization. After several recent general and Board of Director Meetings, the new “rules package” will be utilized for the 2015 racing season. The rule changes have been made due to diminishing car count in the Wisconsin and Northern Illinois area. Badger will implement an OEM set of rules for engines currently in place with several organizations. “These rules will implement cost savings to our competitors for years to come and revitalize Badger’s future” commented Quinn McCabe. The rules allow all production passenger car engines, with a maximum displacement of 2.4 liters (146.457 CID). Engines must be four (4) cylinder inline and have no more than four (4) valves per cylinder to compete. All production passenger car engines must use the original manufacturer’s OEM block, an OEM cylinder head, and an OEM crankshaft combination that was produced from the factory. All current purpose built “National Type” midget racing engines are encouraged to compete, but will be restricted. A complete outline of rules will be released shortly. Badger has also reached an agreement with Angell Park Speedway (Sun Prairie, Wis.) to run nine events during the 2015 season. The Angell Park dates along with a complete Badger Midget and Badger 600 Micro Series Schedules will be released in late January.

 

 

Bright Searching for Another Standout Performance at Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - POTTSVILLE, Pa. (Jan. 11, 2015) - Alex Bright has high expectations entering the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals this week.

Bright, whose preliminary night inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., is slated for Tuesday prior to the finale on Saturday, is coming off a stellar season when he captured five midget victories following a career-best result at the 2014 Chili Bowl. This year he tackles the event piloting a midget for Mike Heffner in search of a second straight top five.

"It's going to be hard to top that, but I'm looking forward to doing it," he said. "Just getting in the race is the main thing. Then it comes down to the car, the driver and the setup. You need a little bit of luck and then duke it out with the best."

Bright finished third during his preliminary night last year before he rallied from 12th to fourth place in the Saturday main event. He is aiming for similar results and possibly his first career podium at the premier midget event, which boasts a record of more than 325 entries this year.

"The first goal is to come in the top three or even the top five on the prelim night," he said. "The second goal once I'm in the A Main for Saturday night is to keep moving forward and don't get caught up in anything."

This year marks the fourth visit to the Chili Bowl for Bright, who said his confidence level is extremely high entering this week's competition.

"I only did about 20 midget races this past year, but you always learn something every race," he said. "I definitely think I'm more experienced (entering the Chili Bowl) than I was last year."

UP NEXT -

Tuesday through Saturday at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexBright77

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lightcap Electric

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

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

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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



 

PHILLIPSBURG MALL SET FOR 8TH ANNUAL DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW DATES SET ON MARCH 1-7, 2015

Local racing fans in the Tri-State area will once again have the capacity to take a short ride and take in the sights of the new race cars being prepared for the 2015 racing season. The Phillipsburg Mall is prepped and polished to welcome in the 2015 edition of the popular eighth edition of the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. The Phillipsburg Mall is located off Route 22 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey and opening day is set for Sunday, March 1st with a salute to all of the race tracks with a special emphasis on the great racing that took place at the speedways located in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, including the half mile, and both the paved and dirt versions of the larger National speedway which closed after the 2004 racing season. The show will end on March 7th.

The past, present and the future of auto racing is visited and well represented throughout the show and has always encompassed the majority of the local short track scene. The show will be open to all ages whether they are racers or fans and are more than welcome to come every day of the show as each day of the show will feature autograph and interview sessions with the some of the great legends of racing as well as the budding new talent which will keep racing flourishing for many years to come.

Event organizer Bob Miller remarked, "It is with great pleasure we will return once again to the Phillipsburg Mall and we are proud to host the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show for all of our great racing fans in the Tri-State area. It is hard to believe this is the eighth year for us doing the show but from day one we have enjoyed putting the event together and still witnessing the solid support from the drivers, owners, fans and all of the historical racing groups and current day speedways." Miller further added, "Our staff is busy working on the schedule and very shortly will have it posted for everyone to make plans to attend."

The Phillipsburg, New Jersey based IRCO Community Federal Credit Union will once again add their solid support to the event. IRCO has been on board since the inception of the show and the IRCO staff will be handing out information regarding their services throughout the event. Greg Collins, the vice president at IRCO as well as the noted historian of the Harmony Speedway remarked, "I always look forward to this great event as being a boy sitting in the stands at the Harmony Speedway, I cheered for many of the driving legends who come out and support the show. For me it is like life coming full circle and adds the ultimate fond memories we will hold on to for the rest of our lives. I can't wait for the show to begin." We welcome IRO Community Federal Credit Union as an associate sponsor of this event.

The Phillipsburg Mall will see a full display of race cars from all divisions of racing including both dirt and pavement cars as well as go karts and quarter midgets and everything in between. As racing fans we will preserve all of the memories from seeing the legends race and gaining far more knowledge when the fans have the opportunity to chat with many of the legendary drivers who will be making special appearances at the Mall during the weeklong event. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits.

The fans can visit the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show and on any given night, meet the guys and gal drivers who pilot these four-wheel high-powered race cars. Many race tracks participate in this event as a way to distribute their yearly racing schedules for the upcoming season and to meet and greet their loyal fans and hopefully win over some new fans to attend racing events at their respective facilities. The show remains free to the public as it has been since first landing at the Phillipsburg Mall eight years ago.

In previous events, cars on display included big block and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, all divisions of Micro-Sprints, ARDC Midgets, all divisions of Sprint Cars, Slingshots, Stage One Modifieds, X-Cel Modifieds, Late Models, SpeedSTRS, Go-Karts and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars. New Egypt, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Action Track USA, Borger's and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2015 edition of the show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the area and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many of the youngsters will be giving their first ever interviews to a large crowd.

For the eighth consecutive year, former Gasoline Alley show hosts Ed and Steve Pados will host the nightly events and interviews along with longtime racing personality Bobby Stull and former Lake Mocatek Speedway co-announcer Justin Beltrame.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at: 443 513 4456, via e-mail at TOTH98@aol.com

 

 

Toby to run the Classic! Official release: Toby Bellbowen Motorsport January 11, 2015

In some exciting breaking news, Toby Bellbowen has announced he will race this year’s Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic at Premier Speedway, Warrnambool, Victoria.

The team has made the decision based on recent good form and the desire to gain as much experience as possible on other tracks.

The Classic, which is arguably the biggest Sprintcar race in the country, will be held at Premier Speedway on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 23, 24 and 25. A field of almost 100 cars is expected, including more than 10 American Sprintcar drivers.

“I’m pumped about this announcement,” Toby said, “I can’t wait to get to Warrnambool and test ourselves against some of the best drivers in the country and this very prestigious race.

“Warrnambool is very much like Sydney as in it is hard to go there and win, so I am really looking forward to the challenge.”

At the completion of the Scott Darley Challenge at Valvoline Raceway next weekend, January 16 and 17, the team will regroup and prepare the car for the trek south. The Classic will be the only event Toby will race in.

“We thought it would be best to concentrate on just The Classic to make sure we give it our all. Hopefully we get a good result, I know I have the crew behind me and we have been finding good car speed. Let’s hope it turns into results.”

For those who cannot make the event, there will be live updates via Toby’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/tobybellbowen70. Those fans who are there, make sure you go and see Toby, grab a t-shirt, a hoddie or a cap and grab a signed hero card too!

The schedule for Toby Bellbowen Motorsport is as follows:

January 16 – Scott Darley Challenge, Valvoline Raceway January 17 - Scott Darley Challenge, Valvoline Raceway January 23, 24, 25 – Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, Warrnambool January 31 - Sprintcar Track Championship – Valvoline Raceway

Toby would like to thank the following sponsors for their wonderful support during the 2014/15 season:

Hog’s Breath Cafe Rod Bowen’s Prestige Smash Repairs Spies Hecker McGrath Lander Motor Group Valvoline Poolwerx Hills Shire Lander Toyota Vortex Race Products Duncan & Foster Engine Reconditioning B & B Graphics Murrell Distribution

Ends release…

 

 

TheCushion.Com Kicks 2015 Off With 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA: T2 Digital is very excited to announce that their 2015 Pay-Per-View Season will kick off in just a couple of weeks as they will be streaming the 2015 Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic LIVE from Warrnambool, VIC, AU January 23rd-25th.

“We are extremely excited to have a deal in place with the Premier Speedway and their production crew to bring the world coverage from one of the biggest Sprint Car events of the year,” T2 Digital CEO, Ian Marvuglio said. “Everyone involved has been working very hard to put some cool feature in play for this broadcast, and we think people around the world will really enjoy this.

For the first time in the event’s 43 year history, viewers from around the world can witness the wheel to wheel action at the Sungold Stadium, where over 120 sprint cars are expected to be on hand, LIVE from the device of their choice.

With the event starting at 415pm local time in Warrnambool, VIC, AU, (world conversion ties will be listed as well), T2 Digital is very excited to debut a new instant archive feature on TheCushion.com, that will allow viewers to watch any given night at their convenience.

“The Instant Archive feature has taken some time to develop, and this event plays out perfect for it’s use,” Marvuglio added. “With the race starting at all hours of the day and night around the world, viewers can start the program, pause it, and resume it at the exact point they left off.”

As mentioned, with over 120 cars expected to be on hand for this three day spectacle, the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic is a program that all fans will want to tune into, as the best in America will take on the best that Australia has to offer. Some of the drivers expected to be on hand include Kerry Madsen, Steven Lines, Brooke Tatnell, Ian Loudon, James McFadden, Max Dumesny, Jamie Veal, Ian Madsen, Donny Schatz, Daryn Pittman, Brad Sweet, Christopher, Bell, reigning Grand Annual Classic Champion, Tim Kaeding, and tons more.

For a detailed list of the drivers expected to be on hand, click over to http://www.premierspeedway.com.au/event.asp?Id=10871 for a list of pre entries.

Fans that are tuning into this event will have the chance to hear some of the great voices from Down Under as Bennie Bishop will host the event with Wade Aunger and Gavin White handling announcing duties, and Chad Neylon and Briony Ingerson take care of the pit reporting duties.

This broadcast is shaping up to be a very big production as five cameras will be in play, with three of those having replay capabilities.

Aside from being a massive event in itself, the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Classic also acts as a qualifying race for the World Challenge race that takes place at the Knoxville Nationals annual.

“We at T2 Digital and TheCushion.Com are honored to work with the Premier Speedway and their crew on what is the biggest Sprint Race in Australia,” Marvuglio added. “It is a privilege to be the company that brings the world the Knoxville Nationals and the Grand Annual Classic events as LIVE PPV products. It is simply awesome.”

This monster broadcast will be available to fans for $24.50 a night for the first two nights, with the championship finale costing $28.50. For those wanting to purchase all three nights, a package will be available for $69.99.

As always, those customers who are Premium members (Monthly), or VIP (Yearly), get access to our 450+ Video On Demand Vault, and also receive 10% off of all PPV broadcasts.

THECUSHION.COM- Launched in 2013, TheCushion.com strives to become Open Wheel racing’s destination website for On-Demand Video, and Live Pay-Per-View race broadcasts. In 2014, the website strives to provide over 30 live broadcasts, and over 450 On-Demand videos.

STAY CONNECTED: Be sure to visit www.thecushion.com to sign up for your membership package, and catch up on all of the latest action. Be sure to connect on Twitter by following @T2Media!

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, to boost awareness.


 

 

JJ Yeley Heads to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the 29th Running
of the Chili Bowl Nationals

(Mooresville, NC) - JJ Yeley is headed off to compete in the 29th running of the Chili
Bowl Nationals, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Practice kicks off on Monday January 12th, with
the main event being scheduled for Saturday January 17th. Joining Yeley in his No. 1ST
Toyota Midget is teammates Ryan Bernal, Stevie Sussex and Glen Styres.

Returning for the second year as primary sponsor is Accell Construction, a local based
construction company out of Tulsa. Also on board is returning sponsors Oshweken
Speedway, Rockwell Security and Toyota, joined by newbies, ZAK Products, First State
Crane and Bob Moore Nissan.

“I am looking forward to getting behind the wheel of my No. 1ST Accell Construction
Midget,” Yeley commented. “I’ve been coming to the Chili Bowl Nationals since I was a
little kid, so this race means a lot to me. We are going to go out there and give it our
best, and hopefully come home Chili Bowl Champions”

Throughout the week, limited edition JJ Yeley Chili Bowl National t-shirts will be on sale
for $20. In addition, Faith, Yeley’s daughter will be selling hand made t-shirt scarves to
raise money for her Charlotte based charity, Bullies 2 the Rescue, a bulldog rescue and
rehabilitation organization. You can stop by while at the event, grab an event tee and
donate to our fur friends in need

On Friday, JJ Yeley will be making an appearance at Bob Moore Nissan, only a few
miles from the track, from 11am-1pm. Make sure you stop by for autographs, food, and
some surprise entertainment.


 

 

AMERICAN RACING CUSTOM WHEELS AND 18-YEAR-OLD RACE DRIVER TYLER THOMAS TEAM UP FOR 2015 LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS MIDGET RACE

JANUARY 7, 2015

Hometown Youngster to Challenge over 300 Competitors in Tulsa Race Event

CERRITOS, Calif. January 07, 2015

American Racing Custom Wheels, the iconic brand and industry leader in the automotive wheel aftermarket, has announced its partnership with Tyler Thomas Motorsports and successful young race driver Tyler Thomas for the 29th Annual running of the indoor racing spectacular, known as the Chili Bowl in Tulsa, Okla. January 12-17, 2015. Thomas from Collinsville, Okla. will take to the track as a hometown favorite in the familiar American Racing Custom Wheels open-wheel paint scheme as the primary sponsor on his No. 91t machine as he competes against 317 competitors in this intense week-long event.

“Our partnership with Tyler gives us the opportunity to show not only our support for this young and talented race car driver, but to showcase our passion for one of motorsports most recognized events,” said Dan Ricehouse, American Racing Custom Wheels. “Tyler has proved a professional and winning start to his driving career, and we are excited to experience his success with him. I can’t thank everyone enough for their hard work on this effort.”

As a leader in craftsmanship and innovation for automotive performance wheels since 1956, American Racing Custom Wheels supports its customer’s passion of dirt track racing across the U.S. with its partnerships in the World of Outlaws as well as Sprint Car racing in Australia.

“The addition of a new partner to our team, especially American Racing and all they have done with racing in the past years, is a big step for me and I feel very fortunate, “ Thomas said. “ I am really excited to be recognized as a driver for American Racing.”

Thomas has had an incredibly successful start in his quest as a professional race driver. In this short time period Tyler has been able to gain experience in several types of racing cars including Karts, Micro Sprints, Midgets, Non Winged Sprint Cars, and as of 2014, pavement Pro Late Models. This type of driving experience has proven a successful path of stepping stones for several of todays’ top NASCAR stars such as Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart.

About American Racing:

Founded in 1956, American Racing Custom Wheels still prides itself on the mission that began in a California speed shop with a single set of custom lightweight magnesium drag racing wheels, a standard that launched the custom wheel industry from the racetracks to the streets. American Racing is a Wheel Pros brand. Wheel Pros products are sold worldwide in more than 20 countries on four continents and through a U.S. network of more than 25,000 authorized dealers. It is one of the world's largest suppliers of branded custom wheels, performance tires and related accessories for cars, SUVs and light trucks.

www.americanracing.com

www.instagram.com/americanracing

www.facebook.com/AmericanRacingWheels

www.twitter.com/AmericanRacing

About Tyler Thomas Motorsports:

At the early age of 4, Thomas began honing his skills in karting with superb results, 5-Championships on the Regional and Club level, 26 pole positions, and 28 wins. Advancing a division to Micro Sprints in 2009, Tyler quickly put together 9 wins for his first season and quickly moved to the Ecotec Midget division in 2010 wining 6 of 8 races that he competed. In 2011, Thomas challenged the nationally recognized POWRI Midget Series, and it didn’t take long to make history, as he became the youngest driver to win a POWRI main event at the age of 15. 2012 and 2013 saw Thomas record more wins and podiums to finish 5th and 4th respectively in the POWRI National Midget standings. Last year Thomas added another win and 10 top-5 finishes in the 91t midget, while making a real statement in the Tim Russell Driver Development Program at New Smyrna Speedway in Florida. Thomas recorded a win, and 6 top-5 finishes in his seven starts in the Pro Late Model.

www.tylerthomasmotorsports.com

www.instagram.com/TylerThomas91

www.facebook.com/pages/Tyler-Thomas-Motorsports/154971717863656

 

 

Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Returns to Cocopah Speedway in 2016

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 10, 2015) - The Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will return in 2016.

Cocopah Speedway Director of Operations Greg Burgess announced on Saturday in front of a packed grandstand and to the teams that participated in this year's inaugural event that the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will be held the first two weeks of 2016 and will feature the same purse of approximately $250,000.

The 410ci sprint car races on Jan. 1-2 and on Jan. 8-9 will each pay $12,000 to win and $1,000 to start with the midweek race on Jan. 5 giving $5,000 to the winner.

"We had high expectations for the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown this year and it has been a great event," Burgess said. "We all look forward to building on this momentum throughout the year to bring in more teams, fans and sponsors in 2016."

NASCAR stars Kasey Kahne and Kyle Larson - who both raced during the event - as well as Tony Stewart voiced excitement about the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown and stated that they will return to the event in 2016 at some capacity.

"I really like the event," Kahne said. "The weather is great. The track is great. It's been a lot of fun. I've enjoyed being here and I look forward to hopefully doing it again as time goes on."

Additionally, Tommie Estes Jr. will return as the competition director.

"I believe in this event," he said. "We've laid a great foundation and will continue to work on next year's Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown throughout the 2015 season."

More than 35 sprint car drivers from coast to coast competed in the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown with Paul McMahan, Larson and sprint car legends Steve Kinser and Danny Lasoski winning features entering the event's $12,000-to-win finale on Saturday.

2016 WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 1-2, Jan. 5 and Jan. 8-9, 2016

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 1-2, 8-9); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 5); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

THE EVENT -

The 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weeks of January in 2016. The four weekend races pay $12,000 to the winner and at least $1,000 to every driver who advances to the main event with the midweek show paying $5,000 to win.

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY -

Cocopah Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Somerton, Ariz. It has a concrete wall perimeter, television-quality lighting and the pits are located outside turns three and four. There is also dry camping free of charge on the property. For more information, visit http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com.

COMETIC GASKET -

Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of shelf stock, custom and short-run gaskets for the performance aftermarket, original equipment and motor sports industries. The company, which is located in Concord, Ohio, was created in 1989 and ships out more than 5,000 types of gaskets to customers worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.Cometic.com.

JE PISTONS -

JE Pistons is the leader in high performance forged pistons. Based in Irvine, Calif., the company has more than 60 years of experience and has a history of manufacturing the highest quality pistons and components that professional engine builders, race teams and high-performance enthusiasts trust and rely on. For more information, visit http://www.JEPistons.com.

K1 TECHNOLOGIES -

K1 Technologies , which is located in Mentor, Ohio, has many years in the field of designing, engineering and manufacturing connecting rods and crankshafts. For more information, visit http://www.K1Technologies.com.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Reserved seats for Attica WoO show, season passes available

ATTICA, Ohio – The 2015 racing season is only 76 days away at Attica Raceway Park – March 27 opens “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant 28th racing season.

Fans can now purchase their reserved seats for the Friday, May 29th Kistler Engines Classic featuring the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. Tickets are $32 each (add $2 per ticket if using a credit card). The middle grandstands sections D, E, F and G – top six rows – are reserved seating (a seating chart is available at www.atticaracewaypark.com in the track info section).

Also, season passes are available for all events at ARP in 2015. General admission season passes are $325 each and season pit passes are available for just $500.

Some skybox seating is available also.

For information on the reserved seats for the World of Outlaws or season passes and skyboxes, call Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations, at 419-680-5606.

 

 

MOWA welcomes Vahlco Wheels as “Hard Luck Award” sponsor

By MOWA Media (media@ciltrak.com)

Springfield, IL (January 8, 2015) – The Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) is proud to announce Vahlco Wheels as the presenting sponsor of the “Hard Luck Award” in 2015 for the Neal Tire Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General Stores.

MOWA officials will select the nightly recipient of the Vahlco Wheels Hard Luck Award and that racer will receive a new front Vahlco Wheel at each of the 25 series events in 2015.

Taylor Weld of Vahlco Wheels states, “We are excited to work with Jeremy and be part of the Neal Tire Sprint Car Series for the 2015 racing season. Vahlco Racing Wheels was formed by racers for racers and we thought this would be a great way to support 410 winged sprint racing in the Midwest.” Jeremy Standridge of MOWA added, “We talked to Taylor and Matt at the Vahlco Wheels booth during the PRI show and knew right away that they truly understood racers’ needs and have an excellent product that will help our racing members.”

About Vahlco Wheels:

Vahlco Wheels is based out of New Egypt, New Jersey and produces high-quality and durable aluminum racing wheels exclusively for the oval track racing market. Vahlco Wheels was formed with racers in mind and has active and former drivers and race team owners as the principals. For more information, visit Vahlco Wheels at www.vahlco.com, Twitter http://twitter.com/vahlcowheels or Facebook www.facebook.com/VahlcoWheels

About Midwest Open Wheel Association:

In its 5th year of operation, MOWA presents the 25 event Neal Tire Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General Stores for 410 winged sprint cars in the tri-state region of Illinois, Indiana and Missouri. For more information, visit MOWA at www.midwestopenwheel.com or Twitter at http://twitter.com/mowasprints

 

 

Brent Marks Will Hold Second Annual Fundraiser on January 10th ‘BMR’ Fundraiser Will Benefit Team’s 2015 Campaign

By Fully Injected Motorsports

Dillsburg, PA (January 9th, 2015) - Despite the winter months now in full effect, central Pennsylvania’s Brent Marks keeps himself and his team busy, and continues the preparation process for the upcoming season. To help prepare for their 2015 campaign, Brent Marks Racing will host their annual fundraiser; welcoming racers and race fans alike to an evening full of entertainment, which will help benefit the team before kicking off their season at ‘The Icebreaker’ at Lincoln Speedway in late February.

The second annual Brent Marks Racing (BMR) fundraiser is set to take place on Saturday evening, January 10th at the American Legion Post 26 in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania - just minutes from Williams Grove Speedway. The event will feature a buffet dinner, auction, 50/50 prizes, raffles, brand new 2015 ‘BMR’ merchandise, and the unveiling of the 2015 Brent Marks Racing sprint car design. Ticket holders will have access to the event, with doors scheduled to open at six and dinner beginning at seven. All ages are invited to attend. Proceeds from the second annual fundraiser will benefit Brent Marks Racing and their 2015 campaign, which will feature a racing schedule nearing 100 events across multiple states.

“This is exciting...a great way to get together with fans, sponsors and supporters before the season really officially begins” said Brent Marks about the annual fundraiser, “We have a lot of people on the list planning to attend...to have that kind of support is really special...we have a ton of cool items up for grabs in the raffle and auction...I think we are most excited about getting to show the new car design...it’s going to be a lot of fun”

=============================== 2015 Brent Marks Racing Fundraiser General Information:

Location: American Legion Post 26

301 S US 15

Dillsburg, Pa 17019

(Located in the banquet hall, please follow entrance signs.)

*Minutes from Williams Grove Speedway*

Tickets: $20 donation/ Kids 5 & Under FREE

Reserve tickets with Megan at megan@brentmarksracing.com

Time Table: Doors open - 6:00PM

Raffles On Sale

50/50 On Sale

Dinner - 7:00PM

Car unveiling - 7:30PM

Merchandise table opens - 7:30PM

Auction - 7:45PM

Raffle drawings - Throughout the Evening

50/50 drawings - Throughout the Evening

Dinner closes - 8:30PM

Dance / Socialize - 8:30 until 10:50PM

Doors Close - 11:00PM

Door prizes will be announced throughout the entire night.

Menu:

Pit Beef and Pulled Pork BBQ Buffet

Coleslaw

Macaroni Salad

Potato Salad

Snacks and Desserts

Drinks included: Water, Soda, Beer (Lager & Light). (Mini bar will be set up and is not included with the purchase of a ticket.)

Raffle Items:

Wine Basket

Women's Hair Product Basket

55" TV

32" TV

BMR Merchandise Basket

Team Member for a night (Lincoln Speedway Dirt Classic)

Candle Basket

Gift Card Basket Valued at Over $500

Custom Made BMR Glass Blocks with Lights.

Auction Items: (All items signed and are related to Brent Marks.)

Two 2014 Top Wing Panels

Two 2012 Orange Front Wing Panels

Two 2014 Front Wings

Two 2014 Helmets

Liquor Basket

Corn Hole Boards - One Set

Two 2014 Right Arm Side Panels

Two 2014 Suits

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“I just want to take the time to thank everyone for their support” said Brent Marks, “Last year’s fundraiser was a success, and I have a great feeling this year’s will be a success, also...that says so much about the race fans in our area...their support and their loyalty allows racers like us to keep going up and down the road...it’s going to be a ton of fun...can’t wait to see everyone there”

Those seeking additional information regarding this event can contact Megan Marks at Megan@BrentMarksRacing.com.

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

======================== 2014 Highlights: ‘Living Legends Dream Race’ winner at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania

2015 Wins: N/A

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

 

 

Start Times Revealed for Oswego Speedway’s 2015 Season

OSWEGO, NY (January 9, 2015) – Oswego Speedway’s 2015 race dates were announced last fall, with start times for those events now being revealed beginning with the 65th season opener on Saturday, May 9.

Grandstand gates will open to the public at the start of warm-ups in all scenarios listed below.

Event times for the May 9 opener, which includes the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series Richie Evans Memorial, and the May 23 Port City ‘Super Spectacle’ will be identical.

Pit gates will open at 11:30 a.m., with warm-ups beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS time trials will take place at 4 p.m. on May 9, with only the ISMA Supermodifieds time trialing on May 23, also at 4 p.m.

Heat racing on each night will begin at 5 p.m. Race haulers will be required to be removed from the pit area on May 9 and May 23 due to the extensive number of entries expected at each event.

Weekly start times will remain the same as in previous years with pit gates opening at 2 p.m., warm-ups at 4 p.m., and heat racing at 6:30 p.m.

Weekly race nights following this time schedule include the May 30 Spring Championship, June 6, Christmas in July on July 4, the July 18 Summer Championship, the 65th Anniversary special on August 8 with $5 admission, and the Small Block Super Twin 20’s on August 22.

Autograph nights scheduled for the Supermodified Twin 35’s on June 20 as well as August 15 will follow the same schedule, with the only change being warm-ups starting at 3:30 p.m.

ISMA Supermodified events scheduled for June 13 as well as King of Wings VII on July 11 will see pit gates open at 1:30 p.m., followed by warm-ups at 3 p.m., time trials at 5 p.m., and heat racing at 6:30 p.m.

Budweiser International Classic Weekend will follow the same model as in 2014.

‘Fast Friday’s’ action on September 4 will see pit gates open at 10 a.m. with warm-ups beginning at 11:30 a.m. Pathfinder Bank ‘Super 6’ SBS time trials will begin at 6 p.m. followed by Novelis Supermodified ‘Fast 14’ time trials and then RoC Modified heat races.

‘Super Saturday’ on September 5 will open pit gates at 1:30 p.m. with warm-ups at 3 p.m. and heat racing at 5 p.m.

‘Classic Sunday’ on September 6, featuring the 59th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds, will open pit gates at 7:30 a.m. with warm-ups beginning at 9:30 a.m. Second round time trials will then take to the Speedway at Noon.

Race of Champions Weekend returns to a Friday-Saturday format in 2015, with pit gates open at 2:30 p.m. on September 18, warm-ups at 4 p.m., and racing at 6 p.m.

The Speedway’s season finale, featuring the Race of Champions 200 and the Novelis Supermodified Fall Championship 75 on September 19, will open pit gates at 11 a.m., start warm-ups at 1 p.m., with racing action slated for 3 p.m.

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

To purchase tickets for the 2015 racing season call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

 

 

TIM GREEN TO JOIN TRIBUTE TO TROSTLE EVENT

Knoxville, Iowa, January 8, 2015 – West coast sprint car ace Tim Green announced today he will join Shane Carson and Doug Wolfgang as a special guest for the January 31 Tribute to Trostle event at Knoxville Raceway. The celebration of the career of the Hall of Fame sprint car builder and owner will also benefit medical expenses.

Trostle, known for discovering and developing young talent, saw Green drive a modified at West Capital Speedway in California and brought him to the Midwest for his first sprint car ride. Green and Trostle joined forces to win back-to-back Knoxville Raceway track championships in 1981-1982. Returning to California, Green went on to a stellar career including 1990 and 1992 Northern Auto Racing Club (NARC) titles.

Green, Carson, and Wolfgang will be joined by many other drivers and friends for a fun evening of interviews, bench racing, and live and silent auctions. Doors open at 5 p.m. with the program at 6:30. Food and drink will be available with all profits going to offset Trostle medical expenses. For those unable to attend, donations can be sent to: Tribute to Trostle, Iowa State Savings Bank, 222 East Robinson, Knoxville, Ia 50138

For information contact Craig Agan 641-891-0445 or craigagan38@yahoo.com

 

 

MAXWELL MAKES WAVES

By Kevin Eckert

Tulsa, OK: New Year’s Eve is a time for celebration. Not at Maxwell Industries. Maxwell CEO Steve “Biggie” Watt was in the Sooner State to oversee Michael Faccinto’s second Tulsa Shootout victory in three years. Faccinto’s winged 600cc micro sprint topped a class of 168 cars.

Tulsa was simply business as usual. From the Kings Royal of Ohio to salt flats of Utah and shores of Australia, Maxwell Industries won races. Maxwell built dynamometers that tested torsion bars and shock absorbers that won no fewer than 309 sprint and midget races in 2014. Such excellence was achieved via 66 drivers and champions such as Donny Schatz (World of Outlaws), Dale Blaney (All Star Circuit of Champions), Jason Johnson (American Sprint Car Series) and Ronnie Gardner in USAC Western Midgets.

Maxwell boss Steve Watt operates at a frenetic pace. If he was not shipping three of his own midgets to Chili Bowl in Oklahoma or taking his new winged 360 sprint car to Trophy Cup, “Biggie” was in Bonneville breaking Land Speed Records. Just as he does for street machines and dragsters, Watt was crafting oil tanks, pans, coolers and headers for the Speed Demon rocket that reached 439 MPH long before Steve and Damion Gardner hatched their idea for Green Demon: a USAC Beast 410 that traveled 212.58 MPH this summer. As his primary chore, Damion dominated USAC-CRA using a Maxwell dyno.

Each day on his way to work, Steve Watt drives down Ventura Beach. Biggie is so California that he is almost never seen in long pants. Watt will make an exception to address urban transit meetings. In three years, the old dirt tracker from San Jose has convinced Calgary, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, San Diego, St. Louis and Toronto to test the shocks of their city trains. Prior to Maxwell, these cities simply threw them away. But just as he has taught countless racers, sometimes the winner was just waiting to reveal itself.

If you desire the most reliable method of testing shocks or bars, need custom headers for your road rocket, www.MaxwellIndustries.com is your one-stop shop. Bang on Biggie’s phone at (805) 649.1070.

 

 

Speedweek Champ Luke Dillon Suits Up For The Classic

Hot on the heels of claiming a triumphant victory in the recently conducted ENZED World Series Sprintcars Speedweek, South Australian hardcharger Luke Dillon has nominated for the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Dillon who ran very storngly during the 2014 version of the Classic, finishing sixth in the Sunday night A-Main for the Diamond Bay Motorsport team, will be again in his family backed number 81 for what promises to be a massive three nights of Sprintcar racing.

Dillon enjoyed a chance to gain some valuable seat time at the recent January 1 and 2 double header at Sungold Stadium. The Thursday night World Series Sprintcars round produced a Speedweek clinching fifth place finish, while the Friday night also saw Dillon in the top five with a stout fourth place run.

For the Classic Dillon will enjoy the support of Action Line Marking, Hog’s Breath Café, Maxwill Motors and Scotcher Race Fuels.

Joining the livewire South Aussie in the field will be one of the most consistent drivers in the Victorian based Eureka Garages and Sheds Series – Brett Milburn.

Milburn is again enjoying a very strong domestic season in Victoria and currently sits third in points behind only Daniel Pestka and Jamie Veal.

The 2014 Classic, where he could muster a 6th place finish in the C-Main, will add a little sting to the Milburn tail as he looks to improve on that showing.

Support on the V68 machine will come via long time supporters Hobbs Trenching, Parr Motorsports, Better Bin Hire and Midwest Imports.

Another of the current ENZED World Series Sprintcars contrated drivers will also be back with Andrew Wright lodging his nomination for the 2015 Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

The likable Wright has been on a steep learning curve in the early part of World Series Sprintcars however Warrnambool and the Classic are a little more familiar to the native of Muswellbrook NSW.

A fifth place finish in C Main 2 at the 2014 Classic will be incentive enough for Wright to drive the wheels off of the Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia, Osborn Transport, Muswellbrook Landcape Supplies, U Beaut Signs, Wayne Blake Fabrications, Donaldson Filtration Systems and Tutt Bryant Heavey Lift and Shift sponosored N78 entry.

One of the touring Western Australians to have made an impression during Speedweek was Scott Reilly.

Reilly quickly took a shine to running the high side of the race track at most venues, leaving nothing in the bag as far as effort was concerned

The W18 entry has remained on the Eastern side of the country and will return to Warrnambool for the Classic with th support of Komcat Electro.

Reilly will be joined by another of the West Aussie’s in 2014 Western Australian 360 Sprintcar Champion Chris Ackland.

Ackland is no stranger to Sungold Stadium having made some sporadic appearances at Warrnambool over what has been somewhat of a stop start career that has also taken him to the US for racing.

For his tilt at the Classic Ackland will enjoy some support from Peet Motorsport, while his sponsors Martin Engineering, Tim Landrigan Contracting, Stingray Rocktools, Foraco, Weld Industry Services and Rickstar.

The latest round of nominations also includes Victorian pair Liam Williams, who will campaign the Bruce Stephens backed V91 entry and the ever popular Rhiannon Burleigh.

Williams has shown good form in 360 Sprintcar competition in Victoria this season and will look back on his Classic debut in 2014 as a massive learning experience.

Stephens and his team will no doubt give the former Formula 500 star all he needs to succeed as will his sponsors Autobarn of Narre Warren, Frenken Homes, D&F Racing Products, DW Motorcycles, Lucky Promotions and Williams Graphix.

Similar to Williams, Burleigh will be looking for an improved result come Classic time.

Season 2014-15 has produced some mixed results however some strong support from the likes of Mancine Bampfield Construction, Elly Lukas, Ridge Health Club, Billings Long Shapes and Leahy Art Design may just see some comfindence boosting performances from Burleigh as she aspires to a career best Classic result.

All intending competitors are reminded that nomination forms for the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic are available via the Premier Speedway website or by contacting the office on (03) 5565 1789.

Intending drivers are kindly asked to nominate ASAP to assist the Premier Speedway Club with the seeding of the nights and the allocation of pit parking.

The 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic as supported by Oval Express Magazine, GJ Gardner Homes, KRE Race Engines and the Lady Bay Resort Warrnambool will be held at Premier Speedway on January 23, 24 & 25, 2015.

 

 

Stars aplenty this Saturday night

Official release: NSW Wingless Sprints

January 9, 2015

The NSW Wingless Sprints’ club championship, sponsored by Aussie Forklift Repairs and Fruitwheels

Refrigerated Transport, continues this Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway.

A field of 49 drivers will contest the event in what is fast becoming the most competitive season in

Wingless Sprints competition in Sydney.

Going into this event, just 71 points separate the top ten in the standings. After each race meeting,

there is constant position swapping as the race for the club championship hots up.

This Saturday night has once again brought out the best of the best in NSW Wingless Sprints. Last

start winner Jason Bates, who did a superb job at the last outing on January 3 became the fifth

different driver from the opening five meetings to record a win. Will there be a sixth different winner

or will there be the first double up of the season?

A special mention must also go out to Northern Rivers driver Jarrad Eveleigh who makes the trek to

Sydney for the first time. It must be a daunting prospect, given the talent in Sydney, so it will be

intriguing to see just how he goes against the tough opposition.

As mentioned earlier, Jeff Thomas currently leads the club championship on 1186 points followed by

Damian Abbott on 1180, although Damian will be noticeably absent from this week’s event. Nathan

Dicker is next on 1172 followed by Daniel Sayre (1165) and Mark Blyton (1160) rounds out the top

five in points.

Following this Saturday night’s event, there will be an invitation only event to support the Scott

Darley Challenge at Valvoline Raceway on Friday, January 16. The 24 competing drivers are already

locked in for this event and there will be no points scored towards the club championship for this

race.

Don’t forget, there will be live updates as the action happens on the NSW Wingless Sprints Facebook

page. The page can be found simply by visiting www.facebook.com/nswwingless.sprints.

The NSW Wingless Sprints would like to thank Aussie Forklift Repairs and Fruitwheels Refrigerated

Transport for their great support of the 2014/15 Club Championship

 

 

Dollansky and Destiny Motorsports Continue To Gain At Winter Heat

PETERSEN MEDIA: After debuting their new partnership during the 2014 World Final, Destiny Motorsports and Craig Dollansky headed to Arizona to kick their 2015 season off at the Winter Heat Showdown taking place at the Cocopah Speedway.

“Through three races we have been making progress and changes each night, and I seem to be getting more comfortable each night,” Craig Dollansky said.

Kicking 2015 off last Friday night, Dollansky lined the MonDak Portables/Aggressive Hydraulics/Benic Enterprises No. 7 machine up on the front row of his heat race, and went on to grab the win.

With points being tabulated after heat’s, Dollansky lined up fifth in his qualifier, and finished in the fourth spot, putting him sixth overall in points, and in the third row for the feature event.

Moving into the fifth spot on the first lap, the yellow would then wave bunching the field back up. When the action resumed, Dollansky fell back a few spots, before getting into the inside berm and spinning up the track, only to have another car hit him, and end his night.

“I was struggling with the car a little last Friday night, and I lost hit,” he admitted. “We had some contact, and unfortunately it ended our night.”

Back in action on Saturday night, the Destiny Motorsports team would look to rebound, and things went well early in the night as Dollansky would finish second in the heat race, before charging from eighth to second in the qualifier.

Sitting fourth in points heading into the feature event, the Elk River, MN driver would line the Rick Rogers Construction/Maxim Chassis/Boss Sign and Graphics machine up on the outside of the second row.

As the race came to life ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ held down the fourth spot, as he worked the high scary side in the first set of turns, and took a liking to the bottom in turns three and four. Following a caution at the halfway point, Dollansky would battle with Stevie Smith and lose the position, as his machine began losing air in the right rear tire.

While battling a deflating tire, Dollansky would then battle a car running low on fuel late in the race. Doing all he could to hang on to a nice finish, Dollansky would coast across the stripe in the eighth spot.

“Saturday night we had a car that was deserving of finishing in the top four,” he added. “With about three to go it started sputtering, and that mixed with a cut tire made things difficult, but we were able to coast across the line in eighth.”

With a couple of nights off, the team regrouped, and returned to action last night in the third of five Winter Heat races.

Though the end result was not what the team had hoped for, Dollansky saw some silver lining as the car admittedly felt the best it had all week.

Finding himself in the seventh spot near the halfway point of the feature event, Dollanskly began making some moves, as he was able to sneak under Brian Brown to take the sixth spot, as he watched Aaron Reutzel and Logan Schuchart battle just ahead of him.

Pounding the cushion in turns three and four, Dollanskly was able to take advantage of Reutzel’s misfortune on lap 13 to move into the fifth spot.

On the 15th lap, the complexity of the race changed, as the race leader slowed with a flat right rear tire, and Dollansky moved into the fourth spot for the single file restart.

The ensuing restart saw the Dollansky stay committed to the top as he go by Schuchart to take over the third spot, as he chased after the lead duo of Paul McMahan and Steve Kinser.

With a few laps to go, Dollansky looked to make a move to jump into the second spot, but a slight hiccup caused his machine to get out of shape resulting in a very violent crash that would destroy his machine, but Dollansky was able to climb from the wreckage uninjured.

“Last night was by far the best the car has felt all week,” he said. “We were solidly in the top-three, and I got into the wall going for another position. I really wanted to get the win for this entire team, and I tried to open my entry to keep our corner speed but it did not work out. I really have to thank this entire team because they are working hard, and we will get stronger as we go.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Aggressive Hydraulics, Benic Enterprises, Rick Rogers Construction, Maxim Chassis, Boss Signs and Graphics, Dakota Fluid Power, Bob’s Bike Shop, Rod End Supply, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Driver Websites, Petersen Media, , GME Manufacturing, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, Parker Engines, Keizer Wheels, DMI, Red Devil Brakes, Champion Oil, and Hoosier Tire for their support in 2015.

ON TAP: Destiny Motorsports and Craig Dollansky will return to action this Friday and Saturday night for the final two nights of the Winter Heat Showdown.

2015 DESTINY MOTORSORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-3, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-1

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS7. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with Craig Dollansky you can follow him on Twitter @DollanskyRacing or visit his website at www.dollanskyracing.com.

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, to boost awareness.

 

 

Willie Croft Looks Forward To Two More Nights Of Action

PETERSEN MEDIA- Opening his 2015 season up driving the Tri-C Motorsports No. 3c machine in the Winter Heat Showdown, Willie Croft and company are looking forward to getting to race two more times this week.

“It has been an up and down week, but we are making strides,” Croft said. “I think we have learned a little bit each night, and we are all looking forward to getting back to the track on Friday and Saturday night.”

Kicking 2015 off last Friday night, Croft got off to a nice start as he picked up a third place finish in his heat race, before finishing fifth in his qualifier.

Just narrowly missing out on the feature event with his point total, the Sacramento, CA driver was forced to go through the B Main, where he would finish third, to transfer into the feature event.

Lining up 22nd in the feature event, “Double Down” had a very strong feature event going, as he worked his way forward through a very star studded field.

Making some nice moves, Croft crossed the stripe with a 13th place finish.

Finishing second in his heat race on Saturday night, Croft would then finish second again in his qualifier to start eighth in the feature event.

Croft got off to a great start in the feature, as he held his own in the top-10 on the extremely slick surface.

Following a red at the halfway point, Croft machine slowly went away, and he slipped back a few spots, and ended up with a 15th place finish.

Tuesday night brought the third of five nights of action, and it also brought some bad luck that hampered Croft and the team during the duration of the night.

Getting into the wall in his heat race, Croft was relegated to the back of his qualifier, where he would charge to a sixth place finish.

Lining up in the 10th spot of the B, Croft would get the eighth and final transfer spot into the feature event, and start scratch on the field.

Making eight laps in the feature event, Croft was one of many who would cut and lose a tire, and his night would come to an early end.

“I really have to thank Clyde and Marion Lamar for giving me this opportunity to run in Jnary,” Croft said. “I also need to thank Randy, Eric, and Tony for their hard work. We got our car better, and we should be a lot closer come this weekend.”

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

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-3, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0.

ON TAP: Croft’s will be back aboard the Tri-C Motorsports machine for the final two nights of the Winter Heat Showdown Friday and Saturday night.

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

 

 

Hendrickson And Van Dyke Motorsports Continue To Gel

PETERSEN MEDIA: With 2015 kicking off during the Winter Heat Showdown at the Cocopah Speedway, Van Dyke Motorsports and driver, Dakota Hendrickson continue to get comfortable with each other as they kicked off what will be a very busy year.

Kicking things off last Friday night, the young Omaha, NE driver shared the front row of his heat race with Steve Kinser. Following a red on the initial start, Hendrickson would settle into the second spot, where he would finish, before finishing fifth in his qualifier.

Lining up 15th in the feature event, Hendrickson held his own against some of the biggest names in the sport, as he continued to learn the Cocopah Speedway. Continuing to hit his marks aboard the Lucas Oil/K&N Products/JRI Shocks backed No. 5h machine, Hendrickson would tally a 14th place finish.

“It was a really great way to start our season out,” Hendrickson said. “We came down and made the feature event our first night out, and really have ourselves something to work with.”

Back in action last Saturday night, Hendrickson’s night did not go quite as planned.

Finishing fifth in his heat race, Hendrickson got into some trouble during his qualifier, that saw him get into the wall, and cause some damage that brought his night to an early end.

“I made a mistake in the qualifier, and it knocked us out of the race for the rest of the night. Huge thanks to Harley and Fez for working so hard,” he added.

With a couple of days off, the Van Dyke Motorsports team was back in action on Tuesday night. Starting and finishing eighth in his heat race, Hendrickson would score a seventh place finish in his qualifier.

With his point totals, Hendrickson would line up 12th in the B main, needing to work into the top-eight to keep his night going. Working around the extremely slick speedway, Hendrickson would get up to the 10th spot, coming up just short of a feature event berth.

“I just need to figure out how to make up ground in heat races and qualifiers,” he said. “This place is really fast, and passing cars is tough. Hopefully we can draw good this weekend, and put ourselves in a little bit better position. Harley and Fez are working hard, and I really need to thank them.”

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

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 3, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top-10’s-0

ON TAP: The Van Dyke Motorsports team will be back at the Cocopah Speedway this Friday and Saturday night.

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KSE Racing Products Come Out Swinging During Winter Heat

PETERSEN MEDIA: The Inaugural Winter Heat Showdown at the Cocopah Speedway has proven to be a great event through three races, and of those races, drivers using KSE Racing Products have taken home hardware each night.

Kicking the 2015 season off last Friday night, Paul McMahan and his CJB Motorsports team flexed their muscle. Using their KSE Racing Products to earn top points through the night, McMahan went on to pick up his first feature event win of the year after fending off close friend, Joey Saldana.

Saturday night saw a driver by the name of Kyle Larson climb back aboard a winged sprint car, and show he still knows his way around the dirt. After one of the most exciting races in recent memory, Larson used his KSE Racing products to outduel Stevie Smith, and grab his first win in a sprint car since claiming to 2013 Trophy Cup.

Tuesday night brought the third of five events, and fans were treated to another great race. With Larson and Steve Kinser on the front row of the main event, the duo battled in the early laps, before Larson broke away. After a flat tire slowed Larson, Kinser showed that he has not lost a step, as he was flawless over the final half of the race. Piloting his Tony Stewart Racing entry, ‘The King’ used his KSE Racing Products to net his first win of the season.

Steering The Best From East To West: KSE Racing Products continues to prove their steering performance all across the country. You want the best? Visit www.kse-racing.com to find a dealer in your area and get your hands on KSE’s new lightweight, Black Series Gen2 Power Steering Gear, Black Series HPD Power Steering Pump, and Stingray Wing Valve & Cylinder.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with all of KSE Racing Products happenings and new products by visiting www.kse-racing.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/KSE_Racing .

 

 

Lucas Oil Speedway's Dan Robinson Nominated for RPM's Auto Racing Promoter of the Year Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Dan Robinson WHEATLAND, MO (January 8th, 2015) - Dan Robinson, General Manager of Lucas Oil Speedway and Series Director for the Lucas Oil MLRA has been announced as the 2014 Racing Promotion Monthly Great Plains Region Promoter of the Year and joins a prestigious class of promoters in the running for National Auto Racing Promoter of the Year. This honor comes from nomination by peers within the industry and is voted on by promoters from all over the country.

"It's a great honor to even be mentioned in the group of short track promoters that have either been nominated this year or have won the awards previously and I am extremely humbled to be selected as a nominee." stated Robinson. "It's a testament to the great staff we have in place here that give their heart and soul each and every weekend so that our fans, racers, and sponsors can have a wonderful experience at our facility."

Robinson, entering his sixth season at Lucas Oil Speedway in 2015 and his third season guiding the Lucas OiL MLRA is a second-time nominee for the national award. In 2014 Lucas Oil Speedway welcomed record crowds of nearly 100,000 fans through the gates at what is billed as "America's New Motorsports Destination". The facility includes a state of the art 3/8th mile dirt track along with the world's only purpose drag boat racing lake.

Roger Hadan, Eagle (NE) Raceway, received the award last year. Previous winners are: Hugh Deery, 1976/1984; J.C. Agajanian, 1977; D. Anthony Venditti, 1978; Jack Gunn, 1979; George Eisenhart, 1980; Dick O'Brien, 1981; Howard Tiedt, 1982; Don Martin, 1983; Glenn Donnelly, 1985; Cary Agajanian, 1986; Bud Lunsford, 1987; Bob Daniels, 1988; Howard Commander, 1989; Ray Wilkings, 1990; Paul Kuhl, 1991; Robert Lawton; 1992; Earl Baltes, 1993; Jody Deery, 1994; Andy Vertrees, 1995; Charles Powell, 1996; C-Ray Hall, 1997; Larry Kemp, 1998; Charles Cathell, 1999; Charles Deery, 2000; Ralph Capitani, 2001; Lanny Edwards, 2002; Bob & Nadine Strauss, 2003; Tom Curley, 2004, Steve York, 2005; John Padjen, 2006; Lynn Phillips, 2007; Joe & Walt Doellefeld, 2008; the Nuckles family, 2009; the Queensland family, Deer Creek (MN) Speedway, 2010; and Robert Sargent, Track Enterprises, Macon (IL), Paducah (KY) Speedways, 2011; Ron Drager and Scott Schultz, Flat Rock (MI) and Toledo (OH) Speedways, 2012.

The Auto Racing Promoter of the Year is short track racing's most prestigious award. It is awarded each year after voting by promoters. The award was originated in 1976 by the editor of Racing Promotion Monthly. Voting is conducted in two phases: a preliminary ballot in the newsletter nominates candidates in six regions. The six candidates become Regional Promoters of the Year and then appear on a second ballot for final voting. It is the only national award recognizing promotional excellence selected by peers. The award is for the 25th year of sponsorship by Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The Auto Racing Promoter of the Year ballot will soon reach promoters in the latest issue of Racing Promotion Monthly. The Thirty-Ninth Auto Racing Promoter of the Year will be revealed during the 42nd Annual RPM@Daytona National Workshop at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, Daytona Beach, FL, February 16 & 17, 2015. For more information, please visit www.PromotersNewsletter.com.

The 2015 Lucas Oil Speedway season kicks off on April 9th-11th with the 2nd Annual MLRA Spring Nationals Presented by RacingJunk.com.

Please visit www.LucasOilSpeedway.com for the most up to date information about "America's New Motorsports Destination", Lucas Oil Speedway.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, MO. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With it's entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

Click www.LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

Race fans can go to www.LucasOilSpeedway.com to view the complete schedule for Lucas Oil Speedway's 2015 season once posted, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and campsite information.

 

 

Inside Line Promotions Announces Press Release Specials for 2015

Inside Line Promotions - SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (Jan. 8, 2015) - The 2015 season has already kicked off with sprint car racing in Arizona and the famed Chili Bowl Nationals around the corner.

Now is a great time to figure out a PR package as Inside Line Promotions is offering unique press release specials for 2015. In addition to the option of purchasing single press releases, clients who join Team ILP can take advantage of receiving free press releases via a package deal.

Here are new options for drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers:

· Buy 10 Press Releases, Receive 1 Free Press Release

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The public relations company with a focus on motor sports also offers a yearly package with multiple free press releases.

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RacinBoys Live Pay-Per-View Broadcast of Chili Bowl Kicks Off Next Tuesday

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 8, 2015) - A record of more than 300 drivers have pre-entered for the biggest midget race in the country next week and RacinBoys will showcase live Pay-Per-View of the action.

RacinBoys will have a live video broadcast each night during the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire next Tuesday through Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

The cost is only $99.99 ($89.99 for premium RacinBoys members) for all five nights or $25 per day. Chili Bowl action is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. (Central) during the four preliminary nights and at Noon (Central) for the finale.

To purchase, click the top banner on the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from this year's previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

Scott Traylor will anchor the broadcast with Justin Zoch and Bryan Gapinksi returning as announcers. Rob Klepper and Bob Dillner are also a part of the announcing team and Scotty Cook will report from the pits and Victory Lane.

The record 316 entries includes five-time Chili Bowl champion Sammy Swindell, four-time winner Kevin Swindell, last year's winner Bryan Clauson and NASCAR star Kyle Larson as well as champions Damion Gardner (2008), Tim McCreadie (2006) and Cory Kruseman (2005 and 2000).

RacinBoys broadcasts are brought to you by Lucas Oil Products and MAVTV American Real. Nightly sponsors include Driver Websites, Rod End Supply, Hyper Racing and Schoenfeld Headers, which is also a sponsor of the nightly Pre-Race Show.

Additional sponsors include Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Spire Sports + Entertainment, Weld Racing, Speedway Motors, Eagle Motorsports, SpeedMart Inc., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Knoxville Raceway and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, 6B Apparel, Same Day Auto Repair/Tire Factory and Flat Out Magazine.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/broadcast-schedule/ for live video of the five-day Chili Bowl for $99.99 ($89.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $25 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 17 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast, which is slated to begin with C Main action. **

CHILI BOWL -

The 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 13-17. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

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RacinBoys is in its 10th year of broadcasting the prestigious Chili Bowl and has been the lead broadcaster of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events for the past six seasons. In 2012, RacinBoys began offering Pay-Per-View for special races and will continue to expand that segment in 2015. For more information, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com.

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

 

 

Bell Looks for Strong Winter Heat Finish

Lonnie Wheatley, NORMAN, Okla. (January 8, 2015) – Most racers would be quite pleased with a pair of top-tens against a stellar cast of competitors in the initial three rounds of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Yuma, Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway.

But, for a racer accustomed to winning to the tune of more than 50 times over the past two years, it’s just not quite enough.

Such is the case with Christopher Bell, who looks to close out Winter Heat in strong form this weekend after top ten runs on Saturday and Tuesday.

“We’ve really kind of struggled,” Bell said. “We’re chasing it some right now.”

After a grinding crash in Friday night’s Winter Heat opener, Bell bounced back with finishes of seventh on Saturday night and then eighth on Tuesday night aboard Brandon Berryman’s All-Pro Auto Reconditioning No. 31b.

“We’ve definitely got the car better over the past couple of races, we just have a little more to go,” Bell explains.

After racking up 27 overall feature wins in 108 starts in 2014, Bell’s New Year got off to a rough start with a big feature crash in Friday’s Winter Heat lid-lifter.

“Another car chopped (Reece) Goetz and it knocked his front end down,” Bell describes. “I was right behind him and had nowhere to go and hit him hard.”

Both drivers walked away from the wild crash.

“It didn’t hurt the frame but broke just about everything else on the car,” Bell says.

The 20-year-old from Norman, OK, bounced right back with a heat race win the next night before racing on to seventh in the main event and then followed that up with a charge from 15th to eighth in Tuesday night’s feature.

“We’re getting it back to where I feel comfortable in it,” Bell says.

With two nights of Winter Heat action remaining on Friday and Saturday, Bell has worked his up to sixth in points and looks to gain more with a point fund in place for the top five in final points.

“The pay is good out here, hopefully we can get a couple more strong finishes and maybe get a win,” Bell concludes.

He’ll take a shot at the top step of the podium on both nights and then it’s off to Tulsa, OK, on Sunday for the always highly-anticipated Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

2015 Quick Stats: 3 races, 2 top-tens.

Next Up:

Final two rounds of “Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown” Winged 410-ci Sprint Car action at Cocopah Speedway near Yuma, AZ, on Friday and Saturday, January 9-10 in the Brandon Berryman No. 31b.

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

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

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

 

 

GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY’S BRUCE AND TERESA ROGERS SELECTED AS 2014 AUTO RACING PROMOTER OF THE YEAR IN THE EASTERN REGION FOR THE FIFTH TIME

BECHTELSVILLE, PA January 8, 2015 . . . Auto racing promoters from across the country have, for the fifth time, named Bruce and Teresa Rogers, along with their family members, as 2014 Auto Racing Promoter of the Year in the Eastern region. The Rogers family has owned and operated the award winning NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway located in Bechtelsville, PA for 53 years.

As the Eastern region award winner the Rogers family is now in the running for the Thirty-Ninth Auto Racing Promoter of the Year Award when it is announced during the Speedweek RPM (Racing Promotion Monthly) Promoters Workshop at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort February 16-18th.

More than 500 promoters and staff members representing auto racing facilities across the nation will be in attendance.

“It is always an honor to even be considered for this award,” said Rogers. “It shows our team is doing something right when we are able to claim this award for a fifth time. Perhaps this will be the year we can earn the big one.”

Grandview Speedway continues to be one of the most successful short track racing facilities in the nation and presents NASCAR stock car racing each Saturday night throughout the season along with a number of special Thunder on the Hill promotions that are run in partnership with Bob Miller.

The 2015 season will get underway on Saturday, March 28th, when the annual free-to-the-public practice session is presented starting at noon. All racers planning to compete at Grandview Speedway are invited to participate in the practice session.

Officially the battle for the NASCAR track titles gets underway on Saturday, April 4th, 7 p.m. with a tripleheader show featuring the 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars. Those three divisions will be the weekly attraction for most Saturday nights.

A complete schedule of events can be found at www.grandviewspeedway.com.

 

 

Starks Highlights Trip to Australia With Top 10 at Murray Bridge Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - WARRNAMBOOL, Victoria, Australia (Jan. 8, 2015) - Trey Starks has returned to the United States following a couple of weeks in Australia.

Starks scored a top 10 and two top 15s in four races at different tracks with the World Series Sprintcars in the 'Land Down Under.'

"Our struggle with the whole trip was qualifying," he said. "We weren't qualifying great, but when it came time to race we were pretty good."

The trip kicked off Dec. 26 at Speedway City in Adelaide, South Australia, where Starks qualified 34th quickest. He finished second in both of his heat races before advancing from 14th to eighth place in the B Main, which was two positions shy of a transfer.

"It was ok for our first night," he said. "I ended up getting to the track late so we got behind schedule and then we had a few issues that night."

His best performance of his trip came the following night at Murray Bridge Speedway in Murray Bridge, South Australia. Starks timed in 29th quickest and he finished fourth and third, respectively, in his heat races. He then maneuvered from 12th to fourth in the B Main and from 18 th to an eighth-place result in the main event.

"I'd say Murray Bridge was our best run," he said. "It was one of the smallest tracks we raced on, but it was really high banked and wide. It reminded me of something like River Cities Speedway (in Grand Forks, N.D.). I think it suited my driving style."

Unfortunately, an engine issue during hot laps ended his night early at Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia on Dec. 28.

"The first couple of nights went well, but we broke an engine on the third night," he said. "We had to rent an engine for the next two races. There weren't many options. We were running on a steel block motor, which is 100 pounds heavier on the nose. It was all we had."

Starks competed at Avalon Speedway in Lara, Victoria, on Dec. 30. He qualified 25th quickest and placed fifth and second, respectively, in heat races. Starks rallied from 11th to fourth in the B Main and from 18th to 12th in the main event.

The trip ended on Jan. 1 at the famed Premier Speedway, which is the only track Starks had previously competed on. However, a 42nd-place qualifying run put him behind the eight ball for the entire night.

Starks moved from 12th to ninth in his first heat race and from 11th to seventh in his second heat, but was relegated to a C Main. He ended eighth in that race to cap his trip a few spots shy of a transfer.

"The track was pretty narrow and hooked up," he said. "Our nose wing ended up falling down so we went from tight to super tight. It just wasn't our night, but we got some good racing in and saw some new tracks. We had some times we raced well. We just needed to work on our qualifying."

Starks will make his debut in the United States on March 4-5 at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Dec. 26 - Speedway City in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia - Qualifying: 34; Heat race #1: 2 (1); Heat race #2: 2 (2); B Main: 8 (14).

Dec. 27 - Murray Bridge Speedway in Murray Bridge, South Australia, Australia - Qualifying: 29; Heat race #1: 4 (4); Heat race #2: 3 (4); B Main: 4 (12); Feature: 8 (18).

Dec. 30 - Avalon Raceway in Lara, Victoria, Australia - Qualifying: 25; Heat race #1: 5 (3); Heat race #2: 2 (4); B Main: 4 (11); Feature: 12 (18).

Jan. 1 - Premier Speedway in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia - Qualifying: 42; Heat race #1: 9 (12); Heat race #2: 7 (11); C Main: 8 (12).

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

March 4-5 at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Southstar Equipment

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

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

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Reutzel on the Verge of Victory at Winter Heat

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (January 8, 2015) – Oh, so close. That’s been the theme for Aaron Reutzel through the opening three legs of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Cocopah Speedway near Yuma, AZ.

The 2015 Lucas Oil ASCS National championship hopeful has shown plenty of speed in the initial three 410-ci Sprint Car events of his career. So much so in fact, that he has earned a front row starting position in two of three events and led the way in two of the features.

The Clute, TX, racer has lacked any semblance of luck, however, with a variety of misfortunes forcing him pitside early in all three events.

“We’ve had no problem finding speed, we’re just having a problem keeping it until the end,” Reutzel laments.

Reutzel made his 410-ci debut on Friday night and promptly raced his way into a front row outside starting position for the 30-lap feature aboard the BC Fundz/Basic One Services No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car.

Reutzel jumped into the early lead only to cut a tire just a couple of laps into the going.

Fast forward to Saturday night and Reutzel actually improved upon his Friday debut by earning the pole starting position for the feature after winning both his heat race and qualifying race in the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions machine.

Reutzel gunned into the lead at the outset of Saturday’s main event and had the Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt machine well in command of the $12,000-to-win race. A mid-race restart proved to be his undoing though, as the front mounts of the top wing broke entering turn one and sent the No. 87 into the wall.

“It was just a freak deal, we’ve never had anything like that break,” Reutzel explained of the likely win that got away.

With Reutzel sidelined, NASCAR star Kyle Larson went on to take the victory. “Even Kyle said he didn’t have anything for me. I would go hard for a couple laps then just kind of ride around, the car was that good.”

Starting eighth in Tuesday night’s feature event, Reutzel had the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics machine among the top five in short order, battling with Logan Schuchart for fourth and closing in on eventual race winner Steve Kinser when a cut right rear tire ended another potential victory drive just a dozen laps into the 30-lapper.

“We ran over Jacob Allen’s rear end cover in turn two, it cut mine and Larson’s and (David) Gravel’s all about the same time,” Reutzel said of the debris that brought a premature end to another strong run.

“The car was getting better and better the further we got into the race, I really would have liked to see what we could have done,” Reutzel said of the Tuesday night feature event.

While three consecutive nights of misfortune are certainly frustrating, the seamless transition to the 410 ranks and obvious speed through the initial three events makes for plenty of reason to be optimistic going into this weekend’s final pair of Winter Heat events on Friday and Saturday.

“It feels great,” Reutzel said of the team’s competitiveness against a stellar Winter Heat field. “It’s good to know that we’re not chasing the setup or just trying to learn how to drive the car. We came here initially just hoping we could make the features, now we know we can compete and have a chance at a win.”

While Reutzel has made the transition from 360 to 410 look easy, the difference between driving the two is noticeable.

“The 410 is so much less stable, they jump around much more too,” Reutzel explains of the significant horsepower-to-weight ratio change.

With the initial three nights of Winter Heat in the books and obvious speed for the No. 87 team, Reutzel will try to finish off the five-race series with a victory in at least one of this weekend’s $12,000-to-win main events.

“I know we can do it if we can just finish the night,” Reutzel says. “The car is working great, we’ve just gotta finish.”

2015 Quick Stats: 3 races, two front-row feature starts.

Up Next: “Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown” Winged 410-ci Sprint Car action at Cocopah Speedway near Yuma, AZ, this Friday and Saturday, January 9-10.

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

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

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

 

 

ARDC COMPETITORS PREPARE FOR CHILI BOWL COMPETITON

Area Will Be Well Represented in Tulsa, OK

As final preparations are completed and trailers are being loaded, all eyes turn to Tulsa, OK for what is frequently referred to as 'the Super Bowl' of midget racing as the 29th Annual Chili Bowl gets underway on Monday, January 12th.

The American Racing Drivers Club will be well represented in the 2015 Chili Bowl competition as fifteen drivers with ties to the organization have registered to compete in this year's event - certainly the largest presence ARDC has ever had in Tulsa. The delegation of ARDC competitors represents a broad cross section of the organization - from rookies to seasoned veterans.

John Heydenreich who hails from Bloomsburg, PA was the winner of the 1990 Chili Bowl and is a former ARDC competitor, ranking ninth on the ARDC All Time Feature Winners List. Heydenreich last competed with ARDC during the 2013 season. While the entries have reached record levels for the 2015 event, Heydenreich maintains that the competition has always been tough in Tulsa. "It's all about preparation and opportunity," Heydenreich states. "You've got to get your elbows up and be ready to take advantage of whatever opportunities come your way."

Collegeville, PA driver, Alex Bright knows all about those opportunities. Bright qualified for last year's Chili Bowl by finishing 3rd in the A Main on his qualifying night while racing for his grandfather, Joe Hemler in his Lightcap Electric #77. Racing the same car that he used in ARDC competition, Bright battled with Christopher Bell and Kevin Swindell right down to the wire in last year's event to finish fourth. This year, Bright will have a Mike Heffner owned midget at the Chili Bowl, with Sean Michael turning the wrenches. A second Heffner entry will be piloted by 8 time URC Sprint Car Champion, Curt Michael who will make his first Chili Bowl appearance.

The "Royersford Rocket", Steve Buckwalter has raced in five Chili Bowl main events. Buckwalter's best finish to date has been a ninth in the Saturday night main event along with a third place finish on his qualifying night.

Now making his home in Berks County, Danny Stratton joined the ranks of ARDC competitors this season as the driver of the Jerry & Karen Steward owned #33. Stratton has raced midgets throughout the country and boasts a fourth place finish in the 2012 Chili Bowl as his best performance to date. Stratton will field a second Andy Bondio entry at this year's Chili Bowl, joining team mate, Tim McCreadie - the winner of the 2006 event.

2014 ARDC Champion, Reading, PA driver, Steven Drevicki leads a host of ARDC competitors who return to completion in Tulsa this year. Drevicki carries the momentum to Tulsa that took him to the top of the ARDC competitors this season. Drevicki and DeGre Engineering Race Team took everything they learned the season before and rolled it into a championship season. Brenden Bright chased Drevicki throughout the season and travels to Tulsa on the heels of one of his most successful seasons in midget competition after finishing second in points. Milford, NJ driver, Nick Wean returns to Chili Bowl competition this year and looks to improve upon his 11th place finish on his qualifying night. After finishing 8th in points on the ARDC schedule, PJ Gargiulo of Morton, PA heads west and hopes to make his first A Main on his qualifying night. Shawn Jackson of Bear, DE will debut his new Elite Chassis, Esslinger powered #7 in Tulsa this week. Jackson was the first driver from the First State of Delaware to compete at the Chili Bowl. Tyler Brehm returns to compete in a second Steve Buckwalter entry. Brehm raced in Tulsa last year after only taking a few practice laps in a midget before the Chili Bowl. In 2014, Brehm raced the Jim Jackson owned #97 in ARDC competition and his headed to Tulsa with a lot more seat time and experience under his belt.

Drivers, Ryan Greth and Jim Radney, are hoping that they can convert what knowledge they gained while competing in the Tulsa Shootout just ten days before the start of the Chili Bowl as they head to Tulsa with their Hyper Racing midgets for their second Chili Bowl experience.

In addition to Curt Michael who makes his first Chili Bowl appearance, 2014 ARDC rookie, Tommy Kunsman of Northampton, PA will be behind the wheel of a second Rick Wean owned entry. Kunsman has been a spectator in Tulsa for the last eight years and looks forward to seeing the event from the other side of the fence. Jamie Spears of New Holland, PA will also make his Chili Bowl debut. Both rides - Kunsman's ride in the Wean #78 Spike chassis and Spear's #74 Stealth - are up for sale and looking for new owners to take possession in Tulsa

First things first as qualifying gets underway on Tuesday night. Everyone's goal is to make the A Main on qualifying night. Qualifying takes place Tuesday through Friday with final qualifying all day Saturday before the main event.

Follow all the Chili Bowl news and ARDC results on Facebook. There will be live updates throughout the competition with daily results posted on our web site at www.ardcmidget.com.

 

 

METAL FAB IS BACK AT PPB MOTORSPORTS 2015 AS SPONSOR OF SUNDAY FAMILY DAY

OAKS, PA January 9, 2015 . . . Metal Fab Pro Race Shop will continue what has become a tradition. The popular dealer providing championship racing cars equipped and constructed with the most effective and performing performance parts will again sponsor the Sunday Family Day that is a big part of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 Presented by Sunoco Race Fuels Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show. The three day show, offering just about everything imaginable in motorsports, runs from Friday, January 23rd thru Sunday, January 25th and takes place at the huge Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

On Family Day presented by Metal Fab children under 12 are admitted free.

Activity gets underway on Sunday as the public, those holding tickets for the show, are invited to enter the D-Hall Stage Area one hour before the rest of the show opens. This will allow those people easy access to the show when it officially opens at 11 a.m.

The popular Victory Lane Chapel will take place in the D-Hall Stage Area at 10:15 a.m.

At noon in the E-Hall Stage Area entertainer Kirsten Sowers will entertain with some songs while Bridgeport Speedway mascot “The Bandit” and New Egypt Speedway’s “Ralphie” will be on hand to greet fans. There will also be face painting and balloon art for the youngsters.

From 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. the immensely popular Little Miss Motorsports Pageant will take place featuring young ladies in two age groups, “Tiny” 4-7 and “Little Miss” 8-11 competing for the two crowns. There is no entry fee and it takes place in the E-Hall Stage area. Applications for the competition are available at www.aarn.com.

Topping off the Sunday Metal Fab Family Day activities will be the exciting Big Wheel Races sponsored by the RAACE Foundation and taking place in the E-Hall Stage area. The competition will be broken down into three age categories that include 3-4, 5-6, and 7-9. Competitors are reminded that Big Wheels are supplied and no one is allowed to bring their own. There will be prizes and beautiful trophies awarded. There is no entry fee and everyone can enter the races starting at noon. Racing starts at 2 p.m.

“We are happy to be a part of the show for another year,” said Metal Fab owner Mark Blackwell. “It is our way to give back to the sport that has been so good to us over the years.”

Metal Fab is located in Pennington, NJ and can be reached at 609.730.0096.

The services offered include Penske Shock Rebuild, Rear End Build and Rebuild, Transmission Rebuild and Repair, Chassis Setup and Diagnostics, At Track Support and Consulting and Full Weekly Maintenance.

Complete details about PPB Motorsports 2015 can be had at www.aarn.com or telephone 609.888.3618. Adult admission price is $14.00, children 6 to 12 are $5 except on Sunday when they are free.

 

 

Moving Forward: Brock Zearfoss Looks Ahead to 2015 Central PA Season Zearfoss Will Contend for Titles at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports

Jonestown, PA (January 8th, 2015) - Since returning home from the Tulsa Shootout in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Brock Zearfoss has been hard at work; hard at work preparing for his 2015 campaign that will include nearly 60 races across much of central Pennsylvania and the surrounding region. Zearfoss, who pilots the Mooses LZ Bar and Grill, Central Builders Supply, Leaches Automotive, Meckleys Limestone, no. 3z ‘410’ sprint car, plans to be a weekly contender at two central Pennsylvania venues in 2015, as well as participate in a majority of the Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek schedule. The Jonestown, Pennsylvania native showed some improvement and success in 2014, and hopes to continue that trend during the upcoming season.

“We had a pretty good season last year...although I think we may have had more heartaches than highlights” said Brock Zearfoss, “We probably entered close to 75 races, but it really didn’t feel like it due to all of the motor issues we had...we’ve been working hard this offseason; getting the cars ready and getting our plans finalized ...we are excited to get back to the track...I just need to thank everyone involved with this race team; all of our sponsors and supporters...they are the ones that get us to the track”

Zearfoss plans to spend each and every Friday night at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania during the upcoming season; contending for a career-first ‘410’ main event win and track championship. ‘The Jonestown Jet’ also plans to visit the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania on a frequent basis in 2015. Just like at Williams Grove Speedway, the 24-year-old will work towards earning that first Port Royal Speedway ‘410’ victory, and ultimately, a track title.

Other plans for 2015 include participating in a large portion of the annual Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek series, as well as join the ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ in defending home dirt against the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series during multiple ‘Outlaw’ events. Zearfoss will hop on the Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek trail at Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway. A full-time work schedule will keep the pilot of the familiar '3z' from racing the entire speedweek.

“We plan to aim most of our focus towards Williams Grove and Port Royal this year” explained Brock Zearfoss, “We’ll be there pretty much every week...the plan is to also race against the World of Outlaws when they are in town, and race some of the speedweek deal...being that I work full-time, it will be tough making it to all of the speedweek shows, but we definitely plan on going to the Williams Grove, Selinsgrove and Port Royal stops...maybe Hagerstown, too if it works out...we’ll have to wait and see.”

Despite going winless during ‘410’ competition in 2014, Zearfoss will enter the upcoming season with a fair share of positive momentum. Brock earned 16 top-five and 24 top-ten finishes during the recent season, along with two sprint car victories; one during ‘358’ competition at the Williams Grove Speedway, and one during ‘360’ competition at the Selinsgrove Speedway. ‘The Jonestown Jet’ rounded out his 2014 ‘410’ campaign at the World of Outlaws ‘World Finals’ near Charlotte, North Carolina; qualifying 12th and 13th out of nearly 60 entries, and earning one A-main appearance.

“We definitely had our fair share of ups and downs last year, but everyone does” said Zearfoss, “All we can do now is focus on what is ahead of us...the plan is to get the season started at the Port Royal Speedway opener in March...I just really need to thank my entire team and my sponsors...Mooses, Central Builders, Leaches, Meckleys, JP Donmoyer...their continuing support allows me to keep doing what I love to do...I appreciate what they do for me, so hopefully I can repay them with a few pictures of their logos in victory lane.”

Brock Zearfoss’ official schedule will be released in the near future. Stay tuned.

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

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Recent Highlights: Finished 8th in Tulsa Shootout A Class Winged main event; Finished 22nd in Winged Outlaws Tulsa Shootout main event.

2015 Wins: N/A

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Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Mooses LZ Bar and Grill, Central Builders Supply, Leaches Automotive, Meckleys Limestone, JP Donmoyer Trucking, Masters Mechanical Insulation, Berkebile Oil Company, Stoner Solutions, Farmers Wife Restaurant, Simpson Race Products, Fully Injected Motorsports

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: EPIC RACEWEAR SIGNS ON AS OFFICIAL RACE WEAR OF OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY

by Tommy Goudge (January 8th, 2015) - Ohsweken Speedway officials are proud to announce their partnership with EPIC Racewear of Hanover, Ontario, which will see the company become the official race wear of Ohsweken Speedway, and award a brand new fire suit to each track champion.

EPIC Racewear is a company fueled by the passion of racing, with operating standards where the customer is treated as everyone would like to be treated - fairly and honestly. Brothers Dan and Bob Bailey founded EPIC just one year ago, and have exploded into the racing community. Family ties, friendships, and a 40 year old family business have paved the way for instant trust. Quality customer service throughout the ordering process and post-sale follow up to ensure client satisfaction create word-of-mouth advertising, and ensures repeat customers. EPIC is proud to offer individual custom designs, most of which are included with a racewear purchase. EPIC strives to avoid minimums, setup fees, and other supplemental charges whenever possible. Looking for swag, t-shirts, hats, or flags? No problem. Drop EPIC a line for a straight talk, straight answer quote today Visit them at www.epicracewear.ca, e-mail them at info@epicracewear.ca or call them at 519 374-9900. Look - Feel - Be - EPIC.

Weekly Friday night racing action is again on tap for Ohsweken in 2015, featuring the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers. One special event has already been announced, as the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds and Go Nuclear Late Models will make their first visits to Ohsweken on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Stay tuned to www.OhswekenSpeedway.com in the coming weeks for more news about Ohsweken's 20th anniversary season.

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

Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY, follow us on Twitter @OhswekenSpdway, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

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

 

 

Blake puts it all behind him Official release: Blake Skipper Racing January 8, 2015

Frustrating. That is one word to describe Blake Skipper’s season. On the bright side however, just prior to going out in the C-Main on Monday night, the team diagnosed what they believe to be the final issue. A much better run in the C-Main looks to have solved the issues and, in Blake’s words, the team can now “have some fun”.

“It was definitely frustrating to know that we could have had a better run if these problems didn't keep popping up. But we think we have found the last of the problems now and hopefully we can finally get this season back on track,” Blake said.

“We were really at the end of what could be wrong, but my team never give up and once we realised the issue in the rear end, we are confident we have it sorted.

“I can't thank mum and dad enough and the whole crew; Mikaela, Bob, Scott, Terry, Pete, Jason, Luke and of course my brother for their support this year. It's been a long one but we can finally have some fun now.”

The team will take a week’s break after a hectic schedule of six nights of racing in eleven days before being back in action for the Scott Darley Challenge at Valvoline Raceway on January 16 and 17.

“It's just good to have a break. Racing is so much fun but when you constantly have problems like we have had it starts to get the better of you mentally.

We now look ahead to the Darley Challenge. The Darley race is special to everybody and it’s an honour to be a part of it. Now that we have finally got the problems sorted it should be a fun deal for sure.”

Following the Darley event, the tem will concentrate on the Valvoline Raceway Track Championship for the remainder of the season.

“We look to have the issues sorted, thanks to everyone who has stuck by me, including my great sponsors,” Blake concluded.

As always, regular Facebook updates will be available on the team’s page at www.facebook.com/BlakeSkipperRacing.

Blake Skipper Racing would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the 2014/15 season;

Champion Spark Plugs Bullant Performance Fuchs Wafflepod Walker’s Haulage Onesteel Awesome Racewear Diamond Balustrades Southern Fasteners Abetta Glass Finish Felsch Race Engines Australia Wide Towing K & W Skipper Constructions Pty Ltd

 

 

 

Toby looking to get the job done Official release: Toby Bellbowen Motorsport January 8, 2015

After a successful Sydney Speedweek, attention now turns to the Scott Darley Challenge for Toby as he tries to capitalise on his good form and turn it into a win.

A good run in Monday night’s A-Main saw the team register an 18 th place finish. It was a good turnaround after initially missing the invert in time trials and having to go through the B-Main, which according to Toby, gave him an opportunity to try a few things setup wise.

“We made a lot of progress with our car speed on Monday night,” Toby said.

“We had an unfortunate time trial result due to no fault of our own, and were on the back foot from there. We struggled in our heat and it worked out well for us because then we got to run the B-main and try some things with setup.

“That gave us a good starting point and we had a very fast car in the feature. We passed 15 cars in 14 laps. Unfortunately it didn't end well after I got together with another car on a restart. It sure wasn't intentional but sometimes these things happen. You learn from them, and try to be better next time.”

At the completion of the Sydney Speedweek, Toby rated his form as great. From the six shows contested, there was only one A-Main, on Boxing Night, where Toby did not make the starting field.

“I would rate our form as probably the best it has ever been. Chris Muir (Crew Chief) and I are really gelling well and have been able to work around our problems. It's been a team effort to get to this point, but we still have a lot to learn and a lot to improve on.

“I can honestly say that it's probably more dependent on me now to get the job done, as the team is doing a great job every night, and we're all enjoying it together.”

The next event for Toby to contest will be the Scott Darley Challenge, at Valvoline Raceway on Friday and Saturday, January 16 and 17. This is a race that means a lot to many in NSW Sprintcar circles and Toby is as keen as ever to put on a good showing for the event.

A change in format for the event will see the two nights treated as separate nights and a potential $57,000 pay out if one driver can win both main events.

“There's an extra incentive when it comes to Scott's race every year. Although we race at Valvoline Raceway quite often, those two nights are the most important to us every year. For us, there is a little more emotion added to that event that no other event seems to be able to hold. I'm excited to be in good form for it, and excited for the new format. Hopefully it plays into our hands.

“We are more consistent, but I myself need to calm down come feature time and take control more. Over the 6 race period that we've just had, 3 nights in a row we started the feature from the top 3, but only managed one top 5. Some of that is car speed at the end, and some is my driving. “We know we can get the car speed now, and we know I can get the job done. I've had a lot of experienced people within the sport say that ‘it's only a matter of time’ before we get a win, so with that we're keeping our heads down and working hard. It's a good position to be in after years of hard work.”

Toby would like to thank the following sponsors for their wonderful support during the 2014/15 season:

Hog’s Breath Cafe Rod Bowen’s Prestige Smash Repairs Spies Hecker McGrath Lander Motor Group Valvoline Poolwerx Hills Shire Lander Toyota Vortex Race Products Duncan & Foster Engine Reconditioning B & B Graphics Murrell Distribution

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – Season Opens in Yuma

(Bill W) January 7, 2015 – Each night out is going better for the Wayne Johnson Racing #77x team at the “Winter Heat” event at Cocopah Speedway near Yuma, Arizona. After battling illness during the weekend, Wayne rebounded with a thirteenth place finish Tuesday night as the team adjusts to its new KPC chassis. The Knoxville, Iowa driver will finish up in Yuma this Friday and Saturday night.

Things got going on Friday night and Wayne drew the fifth and final row in his heat. “We got together with another car coming off of two and knocked the Jacob’s ladder off,” he says. “We were able to get up to fourth, and we thought we had a pretty good car.”

Things didn’t go as well in the Qualifier or the main event. “We came in and put the ladder back on and went backward in the Qualifier (fifth to seventh),” says Wayne. “Maybe we should have left it off We were able to get through the B, and in the feature, we were just rolling around there. I didn’t feel well either, but we just pulled in.”

The team was utilizing a KPC chassis for the first time. “The throttle linkage is different on this car,” says Wayne. “It was sticking a little bit in that feature, but I just ended up pulling it in.”

Illness set in on Saturday. “I felt really bad all day really,” says Wayne. “I went out to hot lap and came in. I wasn’t breathing very well, so we went to the emergency room. After six hours, they told me I had a stomach ulcer. They gave me some meds and I’m feeling better now.”

Things improved Friday in preliminary action when Wayne finished fourth in his heat. “We were pretty good in the heat, but the car was tight,” he says. “We ran third from fourth in the Qualifier, but we were still too tight.”

Starting eleventh in the main event, he would come home thirteenth. “In the feature, the track really slowed down,” says Wayne. “We didn’t have much wing speed and that just really made things tight.”

The team feels good about things heading into this weekend’s two-night finale in Yuma. “We’re getting used to these cars,” said Wayne. “We talked to (Tyler) Swank (with Keneric Racing) a little bit, because they run these cars, and I think we’ll be better on Friday. We’ll see.”

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Wayne earned a pair of top five finishes in March of 2012 at Cocopah Speedway.

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American Racing Custom Wheels and 18-Year-Old Race Driver Tyler
Thomas Team up for 2015 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Midget Race
Hometown Youngster to Challenge over 300 Competitors in Tulsa Race Event

CERRITOS, Calif. January 07, 2015

American Racing Custom Wheels, the iconic brand and industry leader in the automotive
wheel aftermarket, has announced its partnership with Tyler Thomas Motorsports and
successful young race driver Tyler Thomas for the 29th Annual running of the indoor racing
spectacular, known as the Chili Bowl in Tulsa, Okla. January 12-17, 2015. Thomas from
Collinsville, Okla. will take to the track as a hometown favorite in the familiar American
Racing Custom Wheels open-wheel paint scheme as the primary sponsor on his No. 91t
machine as he competes against 317 competitors in this intense week-long event.
“Our partnership with Tyler gives us the opportunity to show not only our support for this
young and talented race car driver, but to showcase our passion for one of motorsports
most recognized events,” said Dan Ricehouse, American Racing Custom Wheels. “Tyler has proved a professional and winning star t to his driving
career, and we are excited to experience his success with him. I can’t thank everyone enough for their h ard work on this effort.”
As a leader in craftsmanship and innovation for automotive performance wheels since 1956, American Racing Custom Wheels supports its
customer’s passion of dirt track racing across the U.S. with its partnerships in the World of Outlaws as well as Sprint Car racing in Australia.
“The addition of a new partner to our team, especially American Racing and all they have done with racing in the past years, is a big step for me
and I feel very fortunate, “ Thomas said. “ I am really excited to be recognized as a driver for American Racing.”
Thomas has had an incredibly successful start in his quest as a professional race driver. In this short time period Tyler has been able to gain
experience in several types of racing cars including Karts, Micro Sprints, Midgets, Non Winged Sprint Cars, and as of 2014, pavement Pro Late
Models. This type of driving experience has proven a successful path of stepping stones for several of todays’ top NASCAR sta rs such as Jeff
Gordon and Tony Stewart.
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At the early age of 4, Thomas began honing his skills in karting with superb results, 5-Championships on the Regional and Club level, 26 pole
positions, and 28 wins. Advancing a division to Micro Sprints in 2009, Tyler quickly put together 9 wins for his first season and quickly moved to
the Ecotec Midget division in 2010 wining 6 of 8 races that he competed. In 2011, Thomas challenged the nationally recognized POWRI Midget
Series, and it didn’t take long to make history, as he became the youngest driver to win a POWRI main event at the age of 15. 2012 and 2013 saw
Thomas record more wins and podiums to finish 5th and 4th respectively in the POWRI National Midget standings. Last year Thomas added
another win and 10 top-5 finishes in the 91t midget, while making a real statement in the Tim Russell Driver Development Program at New Smyrna
Speedway in Florida. Thomas recorded a win, and 6 top-5 finishes in his seven starts in the Pro Late Model.
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Hafertepe Jr. Fighting Luck in First Three Rounds of Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 7, 2015) - Sam Hafertepe Jr. is entering the final weekend of the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown searching for some luck.

Hafertepe Jr. has been derailed in each of the first three nights of the five-race event, which wraps up this Friday and Saturday at Cocopah Speedway.

"Part of the reason for heading out to Arizona this early in the year is to fine-tune everything and get some of the kinks worked out," he said. "We've had issues each night so hopefully we can get that out of the way and end this event with good finishes on Friday and Saturday."

The Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown got off to a rough start for Hafertepe Jr. last Friday, when he was forced to the pits early in his heat race because the brake pedal fell off. Hafertepe Jr., who started third and would have moved to the outside of the front row for a restart following an opening-lap caution, was credited with a sixth-place finish.

He then won his qualifier before finishing fourth in the B Main, garnering a transfer to the back of the main event. Hafertepe Jr. capped the night by rallying from 20th to 11th in the main event to narrowly miss a top-10 finish.

"That issue early in the night put us behind the eight ball, but we rebounded throughout the night," he said. "I felt like we were rolling fairly well in the main event."

Hafertepe Jr. opened Saturday's event by finishing fifth in his heat race before winning a qualifier for the second straight night. That locked him into the 30-lap feature starting 11th. Unfortunately, the left front wheel came off the car in turn two on the third lap while Hafertepe Jr. was in contention for a top 10. He was unable to restart and was relegated to a 24th-place result.

Luck didn't get any better on Tuesday for the midweek show of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

Hafertepe Jr. advanced from third to second place in his heat race and he placed sixth in a qualifier. That started him on the inside of the second row of the B Main, which transferred the top eight to the feature. He maintained a transfer spot for the first 10 laps of the consolation race before mechanical issues forced him into the infield.

"The weather has been good and the event has been fun," he said. "We just need to get the minor things lined out and we'll be in contention."

SPEED SPORT will showcase live Pay-Per-View of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown this weekend. For ordering information, visit http://www.SPEEDSPORT.TV/live.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 2 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 6 (3); Qualifier: 1 (1); B Main: 4 (2); Feature: 11 (20).

Jan. 3 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 5 (5); Qualifier: 1 (2); Feature: 24 (11).

Jan. 6 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 2 (3); Qualifier: 6 (5); B Main: DNF (3).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., for the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Sam15.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamHafertepeJr

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

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

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KINSER SCORES WINTER HEAT WIN IN J&J

McKENZIE, TN - Sprint car racing icon Steve Kinser picked up his first triumph of 2015 Tuesday night at Cocopah Speedway during Carquest Auto Parts and Bingham Truck & Auto Night three of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown. Kinser drove a brand new Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) No. 11 Bad Boy Buggies backed J&J to score the 30-lap victory.

“I’d still like to be a little younger, I can tell you that, but I’m not,” joked the 60-year-old driver following his first victory at the track since a 1991 World of Outlaws triumph at the 3/8-mile dirt oval. “But I’m not going to complain about my career. It’s nice to get a win here. We didn't have the best of luck the first two nights, but these guys worked hard. Jimmy, Tony, Marty and Sparky… they gave me a good car all night. First night out for it, sure felt pretty good.”

Kinser opened the night with a heat race victory and advanced in his qualifier to earn the pole for the 30-lap main event. The 20-time WoO champion led the first two laps in the Bad Boy Buggies J&J and then the final 16 laps en route the victory.

Kraig Kinser gave J&J a pair of top-five finishes Tuesday when the 2005 Knoxville Nationals champion drove the Steve Kinser Racing No. 11k Mesilla Valley Transportation backed J&J from ninth to fifth.

 

 

Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown By the Numbers Through Round 3

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 7, 2015) - The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown hit the midpoint on Tuesday night at Cocopah Speedway.

Sprint car legend Steve Kinser picked up the victory following Paul McMahan's opening-round win last Friday and NASCAR sensation Kyle Larson's triumph on Saturday.

Round 4 of the five-race event at the 3/8-mile track is this Friday with the main gate opening at 2 p.m. and Opening Ceremonies set for 7 p.m.

Craig Dollansky is the only driver to win more than one heat race while Sam Hafertepe Jr., NASCAR star Kasey Kahne and Aaron Reutzel are the only competitors with multiple qualifier triumphs.

There has also been a different Hard Charger Award recipient and B Main winner each night.

Here is a look at some of the numbers through Round 3 of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown:

Feature Winners: Steve Kinser, Kyle Larson and Paul McMahan

Feature Laps Led: Paul McMahan - 28, Steve Kinser - 18, Aaron Reutzel - 17, Kyle Larson - 15, Danny Lasoski - 6 and Stevie Smith - 6

Hard Charger Awards: Brian Brown, Logan Schuchart and Ryan Smith

Average Positions Gained by Hard Charger: 11.3

Heat Race Winners: Craig Dollansky - 2, Christopher Bell, Roger Crockett, David Gravel, Kraig Kinser, Steve Kinser, Paul McMahan, Aaron Reutzel, Joey Saldana, Stevie Smith and Henry Van Dam

Qualifier Winners: Sam Hafertepe Jr. - 2, Kasey Kahne - 2, Aaron Reutzel - 2, Dale Blaney, Roger Crockett, Logan Forler, David Gravel, Steve Kinser and Logan Schuchart

B Main Winners: David Gravel, Kyle Larson and Paul McMahan

Tickets for the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown are available for sale online by visiting https://secure.pivotalracing.com/venues/cocopah-speedway. Also, fans can purchase live Pay-Per-View video of the event via SPEED SPORT by clicking http://www.SPEEDSPORT.TV/live.

UNOFFICIAL POINTS AFTER ROUND 3 -

1. 51-Paul McMahan 560; 2. 26-Joey Saldana 544; 3. 51s-Stevie Smith 541; 4. 42-Kyle Larson 523; 5. 33-Danny Lasoski 507; 6. 31b-Christopher Bell 493; 7. 11c-Roger Crockett 492; 8. 1s-Logan Schuchart 485; 9. 11-Steve Kinser 479; T10. 9-Kasey Kahne 477; T10. 11k-Kraig Kinser 477; 12. 21-Brian Brown 473; 13. 7-Craig Dollansky 470; 14. 83-David Gravel 465; 15. 33v-Henry Van Dam 462; 16. 51r-Freddie Rahmer 450; T17. 87-Aaron Reutzel 448; T17. 3c-Willie Croft 448; 19. 82-Dusty Zomer 447; 20. 9r-Reece Goetz 438; 21. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 426; T22. 2l-Logan Forler 432; T22. 22-Mason Moore 432; 24. 57-Dale Blaney 418; T25. 5h-Dakota Hendrickson 401; T25. 94-Ryan Smith 401; 27. 1a-Jacob Allen 387; 28. 88n-D.J. Netto 377; 29. 99-Skylar Gee 359; 30. 77x-Wayne Johnson 305; 31. 23-Seth Bergman 279; 32. 98-Matt Jensen 221; 33. 55-Bud Walberg 107; 34. 74x-Josh Hodges 105.

WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 2-3, 6, 9-10, 2015

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 2-3, 9-10); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 6); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

Times: Pit gate opens at 11 a.m.; main gates open at 2 p.m.; hot laps at 6 p.m.; Opening Ceremonies at 7 p.m.

TICKETS -

Fans can purchase tickets by clicking https://secure.pivotalracing.com/venues/cocopah-speedway.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

SPEED SPORT Productions will be broadcasting live Pay-Per-View video of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown for $27.95 per night. Visit http://www.SPEEDSPORT.TV/live for more information. The event will also be taped for a pair of one-hour delayed television broadcasts via MAVTV.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

THE EVENT -

The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weekends of January in 2015. The four weekend races pay $12,000 to the winner and at least $1,000 to every driver who advances to the main event with the midweek show paying $5,000 to win.

POINTS FUND -

A $10,000 points fund will be split among the top-five finishers. The champion will receive a $4,000 bonus with drivers finishing second through fifth each offered $1,500. A driver will earn points throughout heat races, qualifying races and main events during the five events. A competitor must attempt to race in all five Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown races to be eligible for the points fund.

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY -

Cocopah Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Somerton, Ariz. It has a concrete wall perimeter, television-quality lighting and the pits are located outside turns three and four. There is also dry camping free of charge on the property. For more information, visit http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com.

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K1 TECHNOLOGIES -

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INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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2nd Place Run Highlights The Mad Man’s Open To 2015

PETERSEN MEDIA- Kicking off his 2015 season with a trip down under to his native Australia, Kerry Madsen and his Keneric Racing started off their campaign with three nights of racing at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway.

“We showed some good car speed on our opening night, came on second on night, set quick time on night three, but tried some new things and missed the set up. It was not quite the start we had hoped for, but can’t wait to get to Brisbane and race at Archerfield Speedway,” Madsen said.

Kicking his season off on January 1st, Madsen timed his Keneric Racing/American Racing/KCP No. 29 machine in ninth quick before scoring a second place finish in heat race action.

Starting in the sixth row of the feature event, things went haywire on the opening lap, and the end result was a flat tire on Madsen’s machine, and a quick trip to the work area was needed.

Upon fixing the flat, Madsen tagged the rear of the field, but showed the strong crowd on hand that he had speed, as he carved his way back through the field.

Getting back up to the sixth spot by the 16th lap, Madsen was involved in another wreck, which caused more damage, and his night came to an early end.

“It was a tough way to start the trip, but we had some really good car speed, and really gave ourselves a good baseline,” Madsen explained.

January 3rd saw the team check back into the Valvoline Raceway and Madsen again turned in a strong qualifying effort as he timed in 10th fastest.

Picking up the heat win, Madsen earned a berth in the Top-8 Shootout, and ultimately earned the fourth starting spot in the feature event.

In a very fast paced feature event, Madsen was able to work into the second spot, as he chased after fellow World of Outlaw competitor, Brad Sweet. With only a single caution hampering the race, Madsen could not muster a move around Sweet, and settled for second at the stripe.

“Saturday night we were really good, but we just got beat,” he said. “After the rough night on the first, we were all really pleased with the effort we had.”

Closing out his opening trio of races, Madsen and company came out of the gates swinging on Monday night, as he set the standard in time trials.

Finishing sixth in his heat race, the 2014 Kings Royal Champion was forced to go through the B main, which he would win, to earn a spot in the feature event.

Lining up behind the Shootout cars, Madsen would start in the ninth position, and seemed to struggle at times during the feature event.

With a thick cushion around the speedway, Madsen just did quite have what he needed to move forward, and slipped back to a 12th place finish.

“We tired some things on Monday night, and they just did not work,” he explained. “We were really good in time trials, but the rest of the night kind of went down hill. I would also like to give a shout out to the new owner of the Speedway, Barry Waldron. He and his staff really need to be commended for the job they have done on the track and it’s facilities.”

2015 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-3, Wins-0, Top-5’s-1, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Madsen will be at the Archerfield Speedway in Brisbane this weekend for two night of action with the World Series Sprint Cars.

 

 

Jackson finishes Speedweek on a high Official release: Jackson Delamont Motorsport January 7, 2015

Jackson Delamont left Valvoline Raceway with a smile on his face when he finished 6 in the Sprintcar Showdown on Monday night.

It capped off a successful speedweek for the young driver who hails from Young in NSW, with five main event starts from the six shows.

A strong sixth place finish was just what was needed as a perfect lead up to the big Scott Darley Challenge, to be held at Valvoline Raceway on January 16 and 17.

“It was a lot of fun on Monday night,” Jackson affirmed, “from the time we rolled out we were good. We were helped with a good marble draw in time trials and the track was great.”

There was an interesting moment in Jackson’s first heat when he spun on the second lap. With the likelihood of missing the transfer, Jackson made a push for the front of the field from the rear, and helped along with a number of yellows, finished in the top five, transferring direct to the 35 lap AMain.

“If we didn’t get that first yellow in the heat, we would have been in trouble,” Jackson explained,

“and I wouldn’t have been looking forward to coming back into the pits if I missed the transfer”

A great run in the A-Main saw Jackson never out of the top six and at one point around mid-race

distance, was in fourth battling for third.

“We have really come into our own over the international period and hopefully it can stay that way

for the rest of the season.

“With the next event being the Scott Darley Challenge, we will definitely be looking for the form to

continue. It will be hard with the field that has nominated, but we will be there, giving it our best shot.”

After the Scott Darley Challenge, the focus will turn to the big events down south at Avalon

Raceway, Geelong, Borderline Speedway, Mount Gambier and Premier Speedway, Warrnambool.

“We are looking forward to getting on the road at the end of the month, but our immediate focus is the Scott Darley Challenge. We want to do well in that,” Jackson concluded.

As always, stay connected on Jackson’s Facebook page at facebook.com/jacksondelamont48.

Jackson would like to thank his sponsors for their support this season:

Mad Harry’s Steel

Steel Supplies

KRE Racing Engines

 

 

ROCKET MAN: McMahan and CJB Begin 2015 with Victory at Cocopah

Pennsylvania based team grabs win in opening night; backs it up with top-10's

TELFORD, PA. - January 7, 2015 - CJB Motorsports crew chief Barry Jackson wanted to "try somethings" while the team is competing at the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Cocopah Speedway in Arizona.

"I'd say the changes we're trying work pretty well," says Paul McMahan, driver of the Bairs Tree Service, Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete and All Star Performance sponsored machine.

After a traveling nearly 2,500 miles to compete at the 3/8th's of a mile oval, McMahan and the #51 team unloaded and immediately shot to the top of the speed charts.

"Anytime you can began the season in victory lane, you've got to be pleased," said McMahan. "We were quickest in hot laps, we caught a huge break in our heat race. We started sixth and made up some spots when other cars either wrecked or pulled off. With passing points being what they are, we used that and a charge from 6th to 2nd in our qualifier to gain enough points to start on the pole for the feature. We were running second to Aaron Reutzel when he hopped the cushion and cut a tire. That gave us the lead and we had to fend off Joey Saldana. I was just so proud of our entire team. To win the opening night gives us incredible momentum for the season."

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The team returned the following night with similar aspirations.

"We had to dig a little harder on the second night," said McMahan. "We didn't earn enough points in our heat races and qualifiers to make the A so we had to start the B. We passed Steve Kinser on the final lap and started the A in 17th. We ran up to 9th which was great because our car worked very good in traffic."

Night three also presented McMahan with the opportunity to showcase the talents of his team.

"We bounced back really well on the third night," said McMahan. "We ran second to Steve, which was great. Two podiums finish plus another top-10 builds us a very solid foundation for the final two races of this series coming up this weekend. We want to add another win and hopefully take home the overall points standings. That pays an additional $4,000 and would be a nice check to have as we head back home to get ready for the Outlaw season."

CJB MOTORSPORTS 2015 STATS:

Starts: 3

Quick Times: 0

Wins: 1

Top-5's: 2

Top-10's: 3

Average Time Trial: N/A

Average A-main finish: 4.0

Total Laps Led: 27

UP NEXT: McMahan and the CJB crew close out the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Series with events on Friday, January 9 and Saturday, January 10.

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

ABOUT R&R MEDIA GROUP: Armed with state-of-the-art technology and savvy multimedia experts, R&R Media Group represents an opportunity to push your organization to the next level. From well-crafted press releases to eye-catching videos, attention grabbing audio and outstanding service, our St. Louis based company can create custom media solutions for any need. Follow R&R Media Group online on Facebook and Twitter.

CJB Motorsports would like to thank the following partners for making racing possible: Astro Titanium, All Star Performance, Bairs Tree Service, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt Seats, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Henry Dunn Insurance, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks Inc., Nyce Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, Motorsports Designs, Outerwears, Race Gear X, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Ti22, Top Flight Wings, Weld Racing and Winters Performance Products

 

 

Champion Oil adds Innovative Marketing Services in the West

(Clinton, MO / January 7th, 2015) Champion Oil, a globally recognized leader in top-tier lubricants and motor oils, announced this week that Innovative Marketing Services (IMS) is their newest rep agency covering the western US and western Canada.

“IMS is a premier manufacturers’ rep agency specializing in outside sales of performance auto parts and aftermarket truck, jeep and SUV accessories through traditional distribution and ecommerce,” stated Karl Dedolph, Champion Director of Racing & Performance. IMS is driven to succeed for companies like Champion utilizing their award-winning personnel and sales philosophy.

The Industry has been very supportive of Innovative Marketing Services by acknowledging their strengths: IMS has been nominated for SEMA Rep Agency of the Year three out of the past five years. SEMA 2014 honored their founder, Jerry Nunez, by inducting him into the SEMA MRN Hall of Fame.

Additional awards over the past few years have been: 2013 PWA Person of the Year - Jerry Nunez, 2013 Major Account Growth Award from Dee Zee - Craig Neveu, 2013 EPWI Rep of the Year - Jerry Nunez, Original AAM Rep of the Year - Jerry Nunez, and 2014 Rep of the Year from BOLT Lock – Craig Neveu.

Lynne Trimble, CEO of Innovative Marketing Services, serves on SEMA’s MRN Select Committee. Dick Hedman, Scott Freeny, Joe Bovee and Jeff Gloden round out the IMS team of highly skilled and diverse professionals.

Dedolph added, “Innovative Marketing’s philosophy of listening to the needs of the manufacturer and being innovative and flexible enough to meet the needs of today’s marketplace is a successful combination.” To learn more about Innovative Marketing Services visit www.teamims.com

Champion draws on the success of its racing roots in producing a line of engine oils designed for high performance racing applications and are available in numerous synthetic blends and full synthetic viscosities.

Champion Racing Motor Oils products contain Champion’s proprietary TVS® (Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer), special lubricity modifiers, and a premium level of anti-wear additives which includes a high quantity of ZDDP. These additives are proven to meet the lubrication demands of competition engines, create a tough film strength, which controls wear and provides more horsepower and torque in Dynamometer testing.

Champion Racing Oils are suitable for use in all competition and race engines especially those using flat tappet and/or roller cams operating at high RPM’s and requiring high-pressure valve springs. These “purpose-built” racing oils are offered in a popular range of multi-viscosity SAE grades and formulated to meet the demands of most of today’s high performance race engines. http://www.championsusechampion.com

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 58 years. Champion also produces and blends over 300 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about Champion Motor Oils and Lubricants contact your nearest Champion Distributor, or call Champion at 800-821-5693. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, 64735 or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

SCHATZ AND BEARD-MILLER TAKE AUSTRALIAN VICTORIES FOR J&J

McKENZIE, TN - Donny Schatz continued his winning ways in Australia last weekend sweeping a pair of events at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway near Brisbane, while Jake Beard-Miller remained hot in action at Perth Motorplex scoring another triumph on Saturday night.

DONNY SCHATZ

Round 9 Supercheap Auto Sprintcar Track Championship

After winning his first two main events aboard the Scott Jennings Racing (SJR) No. 15 Crimsafe backed J&J at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway, six-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz was on a mission to continue his winning streak at the quarter-mile dirt oval. He took the victory from the 14th starting position to win Round 9 of the Supercheap Auto Sprintcar Track Championship.

Schatz qualified second before winning both his heat races and the dash event. He took the Kratzmann Caravans Challenge and started the main event 14th. The six-time World of Outlaws champion methodically worked his way to the front and ultimately took the lead from Bryan Mann. Schatz would go on to score his third straight win.

World Series Sprintcars

One night after winning his third straight Sprint car main event on the Gold Coast, Donny Schatz made it four in a row Sunday leading every lap of round six of the 2014/15 ENZED World Series Sprintcars championship at Brisbane's Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway aboard the Scott Jennings Racing Crimsafe backed No. 15 J&J.

Schatz opened the night by earning his fourth Revolution Racegear QuickTime honor. He finished second in his heat before winning the Dash Pole Shootout. From the pole, Schatz was in control throughout the main event and raced to his ninth WSS victory at the quarter-mile dirt oval.

JAKE BEARD-MILLER

TW Mechanical Sprintcars at Perth Motorplex

Jake Beard-Miller earned his fourth victory of the year claiming the TW Mechanical Sprintcars Muster feature event at Perth Motorplex. Beard-Miller wheeled the No. 32w J&J to finishes of third and fifth in his early races before winning the 20-lap feature by 1.435 seconds. The finish was also the team's sixth podium finish in eight starts.

 

 

PROMOTERS SELECT FIVE REPEAT NOMINEES FOR 39TH ARPY)

(Merrill, WI--January 7, 2015) Five of six nominees for Racing Promotion Monthly's Auto Racing Promoter of the Year are repeat nominees. The nominees’ experience ranges from half decade to over 30 years and among them are promoters of three paved ovals and three dirt ovals. Three are affiliated with NASCAR for weekly racing, one with WISSOTA, one with USRA, and one is independent.

The nominees are: Region One, Eastern Region: Bruce & Teresa Rogers and the Rogers Family, Grandview (PA) Speedway:; Region Two, Southeastern Region; Tim Bryant, Five Flags (FL) Speedway; Region Three, Central Region; Gary & Donna Howe, Kalamazoo (MI) Speedway; Region Four, Northern Region: Wayne Anderson, Don & Linus Mack, Darren Evavold, River Cities (ND) Speedway; Region Five, Great Plains Region; Dan Robinson, Lucas Oil (MO) Speedway; Region Six, Southwest and Western Region; Doug and Traci Hobbs, Evergreen (WA) Speedway. The Rogers family’s nomination is their fifth Bryant's is his first nomination.

Roger Hadan, Eagle (NE) Raceway, received the award last year. Previous winners are: Hugh Deery, 1976/1984; J.C. Agajanian, 1977; D. Anthony Venditti, 1978; Jack Gunn, 1979; George Eisenhart, 1980; Dick O'Brien, 1981; Howard Tiedt, 1982; Don Martin, 1983; Glenn Donnelly, 1985; Cary Agajanian, 1986; Bud Lunsford, 1987; Bob Daniels, 1988; Howard Commander, 1989; Ray Wilkings, 1990; Paul Kuhl, 1991; Robert Lawton; 1992; Earl Baltes, 1993; Jody Deery, 1994; Andy Vertrees, 1995; Charles Powell, 1996; C-Ray Hall, 1997; Larry Kemp, 1998; Charles Cathell, 1999; Charles Deery, 2000; Ralph Capitani, 2001; Lanny Edwards, 2002; Bob & Nadine Strauss, 2003; Tom Curley, 2004, Steve York, 2005; John Padjen, 2006; Lynn Phillips, 2007; Joe & Walt Doellefeld, 2008; the Nuckles family, 2009; the Queensland family, Deer Creek (MN) Speedway, 2010; and Robert Sargent, Track Enterprises, Macon (IL), Paducah (KY) Speedways, 2011; Ron Drager and Scott Schultz, Flat Rock (MI) and Toledo (OH) Speedways, 2012.

The Auto Racing Promoter of the Year is short track racing’s most prestigious award. It is awarded each year after voting by promoters. The award was originated in 1976 by the editor of Racing Promotion Monthly. Voting is conducted in two phases: a preliminary ballot in the newsletter nominates candidates in six regions. The six candidates become Regional Promoters of the Year and then appear on a second ballot for final voting. It is the only national award recognizing promotional excellence selected by peers. The award is for the 25th year of sponsorship by Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The Auto Racing Promoter of the Year ballot will soon reach promoters in the latest issue of Racing Promotion Monthly. The Thirty-Ninth Auto Racing Promoter of the Year will be revealed during the 42nd Annual RPM@Daytona National Workshop at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, Daytona Beach, FL, February 16 & 17, 2015.

Racing Promotion Monthly, the idea newsletter for auto racing promoters, and the Workshops, are produced with the year-round support of K&K Insurance Group, Inc., Hoosier Racing Tire. The RPM Promoters Workshops are produced with additional support from: The Eldorado Hotel Casino Reno, INEX, Chevrolet Performance, Moffett Productions, Raceceiver, Lucas Oil, Simes Graphic Designs, Advertising Edge, Sunoco Race Fuels, and Firethorn Marketing. The Speedweek Workshop is the 108th produced by Racing Promotion Monthly since 1974. More than 900 track operators, their employees, and industry leaders attended last year’s Workshops. More information is available from Racing Promotion Monthly at 715-536-1067.

 

 

Turning Stone Resort Casino ‘Favorite Driver’ Contest Returns for 65th Anniversary Oswego Speedway Schedule

OSWEGO, NY (January 7, 2015) – Oswego Speedway and Turning Stone Resort Casino have announced the return of the popular ‘Favorite Driver’ contest for the upcoming 65th anniversary celebration at the ‘Steel Palace.’

The third year program will once again give fans an opportunity to give something back to their favorite driver at the conclusion of the 2015 racing season.

The Turning Stone Resort Casino ‘Favorite Driver’ contest will again be a weekly fixture at Central New York’s fastest sports facility, Oswego Speedway, beginning on Saturday, May 2 with the Speedway’s annual open test session to be held from 1-5pm.

A ‘Favorite Driver’ entry blank will be on the back side of all weekly tickets for the 2015 season. Simply write your favorite driver’s name in the blank space on the back side of your ticket and bring it to the Turning Stone Resort TS Rewards Desk and officially enter your favorite driver’s name into the running for a 2016 season pit pass at Oswego Speedway. The driver with the most votes tabulated by Wednesday, September 30 will be declared Oswego Speedway’s Turning Stone Resort Casino ‘Favorite Driver.’

In order to be eligible, a driver must be registered in either the Novelis Supermodified or Pathfinder Bank SBS divisions at Oswego Speedway as viewed on the Speedway’s official website.

Not only do Oswego Speedway drivers have a chance to win big at the end of the season, but fans of the Speedway can also cash in on a weekly basis. By turning in your favorite driver entry ticket to the Turning Stone Resort Casino TS Rewards Desk you will automatically receive a $10 casino gaming free play courtesy of Turning Stone Resort Casino.

Voting will be collected weekly and displayed at www.oswegospeedway.com for fans to keep track of their favorite driver. Voting tabulations will also be reported on Oswego Speedway’s social media accounts through Twitter and Facebook.

Last year’s winner of the Turning Stone Resort Casino ‘Favorite Driver’ contest was Oswego Speedway veteran, Michael Barnes. Barnes narrowly edged 2013 Turning Stone Resort Casino ‘Favorite Driver’ Joe Gosek for top honors ahead of fellow Supermodified aces Otto Sitterly and David Danzer, as well as Small Block Super pilot Anthony Losurdo.

Oswego Speedway is proud to welcome back Turning Stone Resort Casino as a fourth year partner with the ‘Steel Palace.’ In 2012, Turning Stone Resort Casino came on board as a race night partner and they again return in 2015 as the title partner of the ‘Favorite Driver’ contest as well as the presenting partner of Oswego Speedway’s heat and feature event victory lane.

Turning Stone Resort Casino is a premier four-season destination resort, offering award-winning accommodations, world-class entertainment and gaming, an eclectic mix of restaurants, and luxury spa facilities. Turning Stone was named "Most Excellent Golf Resort" in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens.

For more information about Turning Stone Resort Casino, be sure to visit online at www.turningstone.com. You can also LIKE Turning Stone Resort Casino on Facebook and FOLLOW on Twitter @TurningStone.

Oswego Speedway’s racing season begins on Saturday, May 9 with the Speedway’s 65th opening night celebration featuring the Novelis Supermodified Kick-Off main event as well as the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series Richie Evans Memorial and the Pathfinder Bank SBS.

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

To purchase tickets for the 2015 racing season call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

 

 

Anderson’s Mixed Speedweek Run

To say that Grant Anderson’s Speedweek at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway over the Christmas-New Year period was a mixed bag would be a rather large understatement.

Highlighted by a third-place finish on the podium at the December 27 show, Anderson also produced a number of hard-charging performances that earned him top-10 finishes on December 26 (eighth) and December 30 (10th).

“Speedweek was always going to be tough, especially when you’re racing against some of the world’s best drivers at one of the toughest tracks,” commented Anderson.

“The key to a good night was laying down a good time trial and then making the transfer from your heat race, and we struggled to do that consistently, so it made some nights tough.”

At the December 26 and December 30 shows, Anderson had to transfer into the feature race via the B main, but he put in strong drives to finish inside the top 10.

“We had to do it the hard way a few times in the feature races, but being able to fight our way forward made the results even more satisfying,” the Vic # 37 Latrobe Valley Bandag supported Maxim driver said.

“When we qualified towards the front of the feature race, we were able to run with them, and managed to come away with a podium finish at the December 27 show.”

The second half of Speedweek for Anderson didn’t go according to plan, where bad luck denied him of better feature-race results. On January 1 for the 50 Lapper event, he was running strongly inside the top five until contact with another competitor forced him to retire with a broken radius rod. Two nights later, the going was once again tough and he finished the feature race back in 18th after he had got caught up in the ruts in turns three and four late in the race while running inside the top 10. Last Monday night, he was fighting for a top-five spot in the feature race before he was taken out by another competitor and then consequently had to retire.

“Unfortunately, some of our results didn’t reflect our speed, but that’s just the way it sometimes goes,” he remarked.

“There were certainly plenty of positives to draw from the negatives, and we can take a lot of confidence into our return to Sydney for the Scott Darley Challenge in a fortnight’s time.”

Anderson enjoyed competing throughout the Christmas-New year period at Valvoline Raceway for the first time.

“It’s exciting to return to Valvoline Raceway, and it’s enjoyable to part of all the good things they are doing there under the new management,” he enthused.

“Another plus was that the track was good and racy every night, and full credit must go to the Valvoline Raceway track crew for making that happen.”

Anderson and his team have now returned home to their Albury base on the NSW-Victoria border, before contesting this Saturday night’s Victorian 410 Sprintcar Title at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway.

Grant Anderson is proudly supported during the 2014-15 season by: • Bandag Latrobe Valley • D&F Racing Products • Bockman Batteries • Fuchs Lubricants • Beef Growers • Townsend Service Centre

To find out more about Grant Anderson, visit www.grantanderson.com.au or LIKE him on Facebook by searching, Anderson Motorsport #37.

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY GOES BACK TO TRADITION FOR THE 20TH BUDWEISER OVALS NATIONALS

(Perris, CA, January 6, 2015) With the holidays over, the staff at Perris Auto Speedway is back in the office and working hard on the historic 20th season at the famous Riverside County racing facility. Among the things getting attention is the most prestigious traditional sprint car race in the nation, the annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction. When the race takes place for the 20th time on November 12th, 13th and 14th, it will return to a format that endeared it to race fans around the country in years gone by.

The Oval Nationals began life in October of 1996 as a two-day event. It immediately garnered wide spread attention and appreciation of race teams and fans around the nation. They marveled at the gorgeous new track and appreciated that the race featured a large purse, stiff competition and was staged at a time of year when most tracks around the country had already closed for the winter.

Media please feel free to publish this photo and please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

The race remained a two day affair through the year 2000. In 2001 promoter Don Kazarian added an extra night and split the field in two. Half the cars raced on Thursday, the other half on Friday and then they all raced together on Saturday. One season later he made one of the major decisions which made the race so popular over the years. He kept the event at three days and instituted the policy of all drivers having to race all three nights.

All cars racing all three nights brought out the best drivers. It was a tough format where they had to perform at their hardest from their first lap in qualifying on Thursday until the final checkered flag on Saturday. It left little room for error from the drivers and their equipment. It was demanding on the competitors not only racing the cars, but also the crew’s thrashing on them in the pits. It created excitement and drama that the fans looked forward to every year.

The race stayed a three night affair through 2011. In 2012, it went back to the original two-night format. In 2013 and 2014, it was back to three nights again, but only the last two of those nights featured the 410 sprint cars. It was still the Oval Nationals, but it was not the same show and the fans let Kazarian know that they wanted the three nights of 410 sprint cars back. Much to their delight, in 2015 the show is going back to what made it great in years gone by. Three straight nights of 410 sprint cars with every driver competing all three nights

“The fans have been asking for three straight nights of 410 sprint cars like we used to have at the Oval Nationals and that is what we are going to give them,” Kazarian said. “The race did lose a little bit of its luster for a few years, but things began to swing around again when we started getting purse back up thanks to Mike Grosswendt at All Coast Construction. There was a buzz around the race again the past two seasons and there will be even more this year as fans will be able to see their favorites from the USAC National and USAC/CRA Series’ go at it three straight nights like the old days.”

The 2015 edition of the prestigious race will also see it go back to another past tradition of the Oval Nationals. The race started out with just 410 sprint cars and stayed that way for quite some time. However, the past few years have seen a couple of support classes sharing the program with the 410’s. That is not going to be the case this year.

“Fans also asked for 410’s only and no support classes at the Ovals, so that is what we are going to do” Kazarian commented. “It seemed like the support classes cut out some of the drama and took some of the focus away from the 410’s. Make no mistake about it, the 410’s made the Oval Nationals and we want everyone to be able to focus on them completely so we are not running any support classes with them at this year’s Ovals.”

The addition of the third night of 410 racing brings on another big chunk of change for the drivers to compete for. It will be the largest purse in the 20-year history of the race. That should not only draw the attention of the local drivers in the USAC/CRA Series and the Indiana based USAC National Series, but it should draw interest from drivers from other parts of the nation as well.

“Last year Robert Ballou won both nights of the 410 portion of the Oval Nationals and pocketed $30,000.00 for doing so,” Kazarian said. “If a driver sweeps all three nights this year, he will take home at least $35,000.00 in main event winnings alone. In addition to going back to all 410’s and the biggest purse in Oval Nationals history, we will have some other exciting announcements in the ten months leading up to the race. This year’s Oval Nationals is going to be great for the drivers and the fans. Just like old times.”

Advance tickets for the 20th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals will go on sale within the next few weeks.

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

Camping is available for $25.00 per night for all PAS events. The campground opens at noon the day before each event. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2015 season. 1-800LoanMart, 777 Racecars, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Engine Pro, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, Marjon RV, Pacific Coach Works, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town and Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, United States Army, US Foods and Valley Auto Salvage.

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

You can also keep up with the latest news and receive special offers from The PAS Twitter site: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

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

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

2015 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE

February 21

OPEN PRACTICE - Pit Gate Opens at 3:00, Grandstands open FREE to the Fans

March 7

"SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns. "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

March 14

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

March 28

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION I - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's and Spectator Racing. "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

April 11

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

April 18

WORLD OF OUTLAWS, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and PAS Senior Sprints. "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

April 25

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION II - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's and Spectator Racing

May 2

USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

May 16

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

May 23

"SALUTE TO INDY" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars (40 Lap Main Event), PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Lightning Sprints. "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

June 6

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Spectator Race and a Block Party

June 13

USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

June 27

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

July 4

"FIRECRACKER 40 & SKY CONCERT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Lightning Sprints "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society.

July 18

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds, Factory Stocks, and CDCRA Dwarf Cars

July 25

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IV - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's and Spectator Racing

August 15

"CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Lightning Sprints

August 29

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

September 5

NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Spectator Race and a Block Party

September 12

PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Factory Stocks

September 19

"GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Lightning Sprints

October 3

11th Southern California Fair

October 24

PASSCAR "Champions Night" - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds, Factory Stocks, and CDCRA Dwarf Cars

November 11

Oval Nationals Practice

November 12

20th Annual Oval Nationals USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 13

20th Annual Oval Nationals USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 14

20th Annual Oval Nationals USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 25

Turkey Night Grand Prix Practice

November 26

Agajanian Promotions and Oval Entertainment, LLC Presents the 75th Running of The Turkey Night Grand Prix - USAC NATIONAL AND WESTERN STATES MIDGETS

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

 

Ian Madsen Has Magnificent Open To 2015 at Sydney Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Opening his 2015 calendar year at the Sydney Speedway on January 1st, 3rd, and 5th, Ian Madsen and his D&B Goodyer Developments team have been on a roll as Madsen has recorded two wins and a second place finish.

“The first part of the Speedweek deal I felt we were one of the fastest cars on the track on a nightly basis, things were not just going our way, and this past week, we stayed just as fast, but we were able to make some things happen,” Madsen said.

Kicking off the New Year on January 1st for the 50-lap feature event at the speedway, Madsen and his team were strong all night, and settled into the third spot as the race got under way.

Sitting in third for a majority of the show aboard his D&B Goodyer Developments/MK Excavating/Adornatio Sand & Gravel machine, Madsen chased after the lead duo of James Thompson and Sam Walsh.

As Madsen moved into the top spot on the 42nd lap, he looked to score the big win, but with four laps to go, Madsen got over the cushion, and slipped back to the fourth spot.

Showing poise, Madsen would work his way back forward, and take the lead for good with two to go, as he landed in victory lane on New Year’s Day

“I tried to give it away, but Dave Sharman and my guys gave me a great car, I was able to slow down, and work back to the point,” he noted.

Returning to the Sydney Speedway on Saturday night, Madsen and company lined up in the 11th spot for a feature that would only have one caution flag.

With crew chief, Dave Sharman, and Madsen in a groove, Madsen gridded the field the utmost of confidence, and it showed, as he began working his way through the field with precision.

With his eye on Brad Sweet, Madsen would work into the second spot, as he looked to back up his win, but simply ran out of laps.

“Brad Sweet and his team have been so tough here, and to come from 11th with only one caution and make it interesting shows how strong our team is,” Madsen added.

Monday night Madsen and company put on an absolute show from the early going’s of the night, through the final checkered flag.

After winning his heat, Madsen made the shootout as the eighth car, and went on to win six shootouts to earn a front row starting spot.

Finding himself in the second spot early in the race, Madsen was one of the few who could work the tricky cushion, and used it to his advantage as he blasted into the lead on the ninth lap.

With Jamie Veal and Brad Sweet hounding him, Madsen was too good on this night, and won the race in convincing fashion.

“Brad Sweet has been the guy to beat at Sydney, and Veal has been very strong too, so to beat both of those guys a couple of times, really shows where this team is going,” Madsen added. “I can’t thank the Goodyer’s enough for giving me this fantastic opportunity, as well as my guys for working so hard.”

Madsen would like to thank D&B Goodyer Developments, MK Excavating, Adornato Sand & Gravel, Watsons Express Transport, Lucas Oil, QSS Speedway Spares, Revolution Racegear, Oval Express, and Dyden Signs for their support.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-3, Wins-2, Top-5’s- 3, Top 10’s-3

ON TAP: Madsen and the D&B Goodyer Developments Team will travel to Brisbane this weekend to take on the World Series Sprint Cars for a two night show January 9th and 10th.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian, make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen.

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For more information contact sales@petersenmediainc.com, by phone at 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com, www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia, or follow www.twitter.com/petersen_Media.

 

 

The 32nd Annual Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show in January Will Now Be Two Days

John Krall Named Dirt Trackin’ Show Director

Newberrytown, PA (January 6, 2015) – The doors of the 2-day Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show presented by the Jack Giambalvo Family of Dealerships will swing open on Friday, January 23, 2015 to many race fans, drivers and supporters of local short track racing in the Central Pennsylvania area in York Memorial Hall Expo Center at the York Fairgrounds in York, Pennsylvania. The planning and organizing of the show has now been set in full motion as the racing seasons of Central PA have come to an end.

The 32nd Annual Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show at the York Expo Center (Memorial Hall) will begin on Friday, January 23, 2015 (4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.). Saturday show hours are 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The set-up day will be Thursday, January 22.

John Krall, a recognized announcer for many local speedways in the past, has been named the Show Director, by Todd and Rhonda Fisher, the show’s producers. “We are extremely excited to have John on board helping out with the show. His never-ending enthusiasm will be very beneficial to the show as he loves the local racing industry and many of its personalities,” said Todd Fisher. John will be helping Jaynee Zeigler with the production of the Ms. Dirt Trackin’ and Junior Miss Dirt Trackin’ Contests as well as a Saturday night program featuring the “Families of the Local Racing Scene.”

“Jaynee did a fabulous job with the Ms. Dirt Trackin and Junior Miss Dirt Trackin Contest last year. She worked very hard and they were very popular with everyone,” continued Fisher.

“The show is a great place for drivers, teams, fans and promoters to come together in one spot,” said Krall. “I am ready to help make this a fun show for everyone.”

The Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show has been a long standing event in the Susquehanna Valley area since its inception in 1984. The main focus of the show has always been a preview of the upcoming dirt track seasons at many of the area speedways. “Years ago, race fans would look forward to being able to get their schedules for the upcoming season and seeing the new paint designs on the racecars. The internet now allows them to do this well before the show happens,” stated Todd Fisher, show producer. “That’s one reason we are trying to add more to the show that people cannot get on the internet. We want to create an atmosphere where fans and participants can come together during the off-season to relive the seasons past as well as looking forward to the upcoming racing season,” he continued.

Many speedways are expected to be on hand to promote their events to race fans for the 2015 season. Many racers will also be displaying their rides for the upcoming season, showing off their sponsors and new paint schemes. The cars displayed will include a wide variety of Sprint Cars, Late Models, Stock Cars, Legends Cars, Classic Cars, All American Outlaws, Quarter Midgets, Go Karts and more. All car judging will be held before the doors open at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 23. Awards will include Best of Show; Best Open Wheel; Best Stock Car; Best Late Model; Best Quarter Midget; Best Go Kart and more. Vehicle display forms are available online and all cars must be pre-registered in order to receive the complimentary weekend passes.

One major change coming to the show for 2015 will be replacing the “Best Appearing Car of the Show” award with the “Most Popular Car of the Show” award. Paying attendees of the show will each receive vote for their favorite car of the show and the winner will receive $1,000.00 for their efforts. All cars must be pre-entered for the show as space will be limited with the additional activities and displays planned for 2015. Drivers are also encouraged to set up near their cars to sign autographs and sell merchandise and t-shirts from last year as well as the upcoming year. There is no charge to the drivers to do this.

The 13th Annual Ms. Dirt Trackin’ contest will be held on Friday night, January 23 at 7:00 p.m. in which the winner will receive $500.00 along with other awards. The Pageant coordinator will be Jaynee Zeigler (msdirttrackin2011@hotmail.com), a former Ms. Dirt Trackin’ winner from 2011. All participants must be at least 18 years of age. Contest rules and entry forms are available online at www.dirttrackinshow.com. Last year, after 8 years of competing in the competition, Biglerville’s Trish Heller was crowned Ms. Dirt Trackin’ 2014.

For the second year in a row, the Junior Miss Dirt Trackin’ Contest will be on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. for all girls ages 6-12 years old. Contest rules and entry forms are available online at www.dirttrackinshow.com. Contact Jaynee Zeigler (msdirttrackin2011@hotmail.com) to enter. In the inaugural contest last year, Tessa Darrah of Red Lion won the Jr. Miss Dirt Trackin’ Contest with her bubbly personality. Tessa’s uncle is World of Outlaws Sprint Car driver Cody Darrah who drives for NASCAR’s Kasey Kahne. Runner ups in the Jr. Miss Dirt Trackin’ contest was Jesse Palm and Bailey Kress who ended in a tie.

Many local drivers will be available throughout the show for autographs and photos in the Autograph Alley during the weekend. A detailed schedule of drivers will be released in the near future as driver commitment is confirmed.

All weekend, Lynn Schaffer, producer of the popular “Thunder in the PA Mountains” seasonal video, will be showing videos from the past. A schedule of the videos to be shown will be released in the next few weeks. Schaffer will also have his newest 2014 Thunder in the PA Mountains dvd on sale.

On Saturday, January 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Central PA Bloodmobile will also be on hand accepting blood donations. Everyone who attempts to donate will receive 2 complimentary general admission tickets to races a the Susquehanna Speedway Park for the 2015 season and a t-shirt. The pair of SSP general admission tickets are valued at $30.00. For more information, contact the Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank at 800-771-0059 or www.cpbb.org.

General Admission ticket prices for the show (per day) are Adults (ages 18-59) $12.00; Young Adults (ages 11-17) & Senior Adults (60 & Older) $10.00; Children (10 & under) are free. All race fans are encouraged to bring a friend and expose them to the excitement of short track racing.

Vendor Booths and displays are still available. Applications can information can also be found online at www.dirttrackinshow.com. More information about the show and updated forms will be forthcoming and released in the near future.

For anyone wishing to contact the Fishers concerning the show, they may call 717-292-1696 or email sspracing@hotmail.com.

More exciting announcements and surprises will be forthcoming.

Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show Time Schedule

Thursday, January 22, 2015 Time Schedule

(Subject to Change)

10:00 a.m. Doors Open for Vendor Set-up

5:00 p.m. Vendor Hospitality Room Opens – (Networking Among Vendors)

10:00 p.m. Doors Close for Vendor Set-up

Friday, January 23, 2015 Time Schedule

(Subject to Change)

10:00 a.m. Doors Open for Vendor Set-up:

4:00 p.m. Show Opens to Public / Doors Open for General Admission: General admission: Adults

(18-59): $12.00; Seniors (60 & older) & Young Adults (11 – 17) $10.00; Children (10 & under) Free.

6:30 p.m. Meeting for all Ms. Dirt Trackin’ Contestants

7:00 p.m. Ms. Dirt Trackin’ 2015 Contest (Main Stage – East Building)

7:30 p.m. “2014 Williams Grove National Open” Video (Video Theater – West Building)

10:00 p.m. Show Closes

Saturday, January 24, 2015 Time Schedule

(Subject to Change)

9:30 a.m. Doors Open for Vendor Set-up:

10:00 a.m. Show Opens to Public / Doors Open for General Admission: General admission: Adults

(18-59): $12.00; Seniors (60 & older) & Young Adults (11 – 17) $10.00; Children (10 & under) Free.

10:00 a.m. Central PA Blood Mobile – Blood Donations Begin (ends at 2:00 p.m.)

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. Seminar #1 – (Seminar Room) – To Be Announced

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Seminar #2 – (Seminar Room) – To Be Announced

1:00 p.m. Junior Miss Dirt Trackin’ 2015 Contest (Main Stage – East Building)

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Seminar #3 – (Seminar Room) – To Be Announced

1:00 p.m. “Stevie Smith Beats WOO at Lincoln May 13, 2014 Features” Video (Video Theater –

West Building)

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Seminar #4 – (Seminar Room) – To Be Announced

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Seminar #5 – (Seminar Room) – To Be Announced

3:00 p.m. “Silver Springs Speedway – A Little Track That Roared” Video (Video Theater –

West Building) – ENCORE PREFORMANCE

4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Seminar #6 – (Seminar Room) – To Be Announced

5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Seminar #7 – (Seminar Room) – To Be Announced)

6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Racing Families /Storytellers – Part 1 (Main Stage – East Building)

7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Racing Families /Storytellers – Part 2 (Main Stage – East Building)

7:00 p.m. “STOCK CAR GLORY” Video (Video Theater – West Building)

8:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Racing Families /Storytellers – Part 3 (Main Stage – East Building)

9:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. Awards Presentation and Closing Ceremonies (Main Stage – East Building)

10:00 p.m. Show Closes / Tear-down Begins

Dirt Trackin’ Show News & Notes

- Date Change of Motorsports Show in Oaks, PA – Although the Motorsports Show producers moved their show to the same date as the Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show, both shows should be fine. Producers of both show discussed it over the summer when the conflict was discovered. The Fishers tried to find an alternative but the next available date at the York Fairgrounds was not until mid-April which made it not feasible. In the past, the two shows have been on the same weekends during a few times and both have continued to survive. We do not expect any issues this year as well.

- Central PA Bloodmobile Taking Donations on Saturday - On Saturday, January 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Central PA Bloodmobile will also be on hand accepting blood donations. Everyone who attempts to donate will receive 2 complimentary general admission tickets to races at the Susquehanna Speedway Park for the 2015 season and a t-shirt. The pair of SSP general admission tickets are valued at $30.00. For more information, contact the Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank at 800-771-0059 or www.cpbb.org.

- New Video Debut of Stock Car Glory - All weekend, Lynn Schaffer, producer of the popular “Thunder in the PA Mountains” seasonal video, will be showing videos from the past on his “Big Screen” in the west hall of the Dirt Trackin’ Show. A schedule of the videos to be shown include Williams Grove Speedway National Open feature from 2014, Lincoln Speedway WOO feature race from May, 2014. The Video Theater will also be the first-ever public screening of Lynn Schaffer’s “Stock Car Glory” on Saturday afternoon at 7:00 p.m. featuring the wildest stock car crashes from across the circuit over the past four seasons. Schaffer will also have his newest “2014 Thunder in the PA Mountains” DVD on sale.

“Video Theater” Special Presentations on the Big Screen (West Bldg.)

Friday (7:30 p.m.): 2014 Williams Grove Speedway National Open (by Sports Plus Video) –

Outlaw regular David Gravel wins in a bit of an upset, but local Stevie Smith and PA Posse fans are not happy.

` Saturday (1:00 p.m.): Lincoln Speedway May 13, 2014 WoO Feature (by Sports Plus Video) –

Local Stevie Smith driving Fred Rahmer’s car defeats the Outlaws in an exiting feature event.

Saturday (3:00 p.m.): Silver Spring Speedway – A Little Track That Roared (by Lynn Schaffer

Productions) – For years, you could set your clock by this 7:00 pm starting time at Silver Spring Speedway. Sadly, this fan favorite was replaced by a shopping center after its 2005 season, but Dirt Trackin’ Patrons can view this encore public screening.

Saturday (7:00 p.m.): Stock Car Glory (by Lynn Schaeffer Productions) – The wildest stock car

crashes from across the circuit during the last four years. This JUST RELEASED 7th edition of heavy metal mayheim is 90 minutes long.

When there are no special videos on the “Big Screen,” Lynn Schaffer’s 2015 THUNDER IN THE PA MOUNTAINS video will be shown along with a diverse collection of local dirt track videos on several smaller screens. The video will also be available for purchase during the Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show.

- Author Book Signing at Dirt Trackin’ – Kart and Sports Cars driver Larry Mellott, author of the racing novel, Speedway Summer, will be available all weekend to sign copies of the book he penned about the racing experiences of Brock Lockeman as he enters the world of motorsports in karting. Mellott also wrote Project Orion. Mellott will have his SCCA racer, a 1985 Lynx Formula Vee sports car, on display as well. Mellott will have a new book to debut at the show this year as well.

Ms. Dirt Trackin’ Contest Winners

2003: Cara Foss (Cherry Hill, NJ)

2004: Lynne Bruyn (Tower City, PA)

2005: Ashleigh Mull (York, PA)

2006: Beth Christine (Manchester, PA)

2007: Alyssa Sharman (Sinking Spring, PA)

2008: Lindsay Krug (Hanover, PA)

2009: Loralyn Brinster (Sussex, NJ)

2010: Arynne Moody (Dover, PA)

2011: Jaynee Zeigler (Thomasville, PA)

2012: Kimmie Trout (Reading, PA)

2013: Brittany Coleman (Mt. Airy, MD)

2014: Trish Heller (Biglerville, PA)

2015: To be determined on Friday, January 23, 2015

Junior Miss Dirt Trackin’ Contest Winners

2014: Tessa Darrah (Red Lion, PA)

2015: To be determined on Saturday, January 24, 2015

 

 

MATT GILBERT SET FOR CHILI BOWL RETURN

KANSAS CITY, KANSAS (January 6, 2015) – 2014 East-West Challenge winner Matt Gilbert, 23, will return to the 29th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals on January 12th - 17th at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, OK. The Allstar Midget Series regular will carry the #83g powered by Honda into the world's most prestigious Midget race.

"We are ready as ever for the Chili Bowl," Gilbert said. "I can't tell you how excited I am to get out there and prove myself up against some of the worlds finest drivers"

The appearance will mark Gilbert's second try at the indoor spectacular after his maiden voyage in 2010. Since that run, Gilbert has logged experience across many different types of cars as varied as asphalt Modifieds, Lightning Sprints, and additional Midget starts with the Allstar Midget Series. The former multi-time Sprint Kart champion and 2010 Midwest Outlaw Lightning Sprint champ has built up a strong race team with his family's program and looks forward to kicking off his season.

Gilbert only made two starts in 2014, but he made them count by scoring the East-West Challenge win at Bethany Fairgrounds Speedway in Missouri. He also finished sixth in the 80th Anniversary Midget race at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Missouri.

"I think we have a real shot at doing great, we have a fast car that has come together nicely," Gilbert said. "I am so impressed with the performance of this Honda engine. Providing that we can hit the setup on the car and with a little luck at staying out of trouble, I truly believe we have a shot at making the feature."

Race fans can follow Matt Gilbert on his new website at www.MattGilbertRacing.com Race updates will be available on Facebook and Twitter as well. Action gets underway with open practice on January 12th before racing on his preliminary night on Tuesday night. The event culminates Saturday January 17th with the famous "alphabet soup" of semi-features to set the field for the 55 lap, $10,000 to win event.

Matt Gilbert thanks his sponsors Prayoonto, Airparts, Inc., Al-Ham Heating & Cooling, True Auto Parts & Paint, CNA Performance, and Wirken Law Firm, LLC.

 

 

THREE QUARTER MIDGET EXCITEMENT INSIDE ATLANTIC CITY’S BOARDWALK HALL IS A SURE THING; CHAMP KARTS AND SLINGSHOTS ALSO A BIG HIT; ALL ARE PART OF NAPA KNOW HOW WEEKEND, JAN. 30-31.

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 6, 2015 . . . The odds are definitely stacked in the favor of excitement for the race fan on January 30-31, 2015 inside Atlantic City’s historic Boardwalk Hall at the Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSRP) NAPA Know How Weekend.

With 198 entrants in three classes and four feature races on the agenda, ultimate racing success is stacked high against the driver.

But with so many cars racing for the brass ring, non-stop racing excitement, punctuated by hair-raising crashes, is for the spectator, a sure thing.

Recent LSRP Three Quarter (TQ) Midget action inside Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, N.J. proved it when Steve Craig of Levittown, Pa. flipped completely over the fence. He walked away from the spectacular spill and was even interviewed on his way back to the pit area.

Fans were also spellbound when Jimmy Blewett of Howell, N.J. was spun out by Anthony Sesely of Matawan, N.J. Blewett stopped on the track, then slammed into Sesely as he drove by. That earned Blewett a ‘Bronx cheer’ from the grandstand and a heave-ho from the race by LSRP officials.

Such unexpected thrills, when mixed with honest, intense wheel-to-wheel TQ Midget, Slingshot, and Champ Kart action adds up ‘twenty-one’ for the paying customer.

Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y., Ted Christopher of Plainville, Ct., and Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo N.Y., winners in December inside Trenton’s Sun National Bank Center, are likely contenders for ultimate victory in Atlantic City. They’ll be chasing Anthony Sesely, the winner of the last three Boardwalk Hall feature races.

Other top TQ Midget entrants include NEMA Champion Randy Cabral of Plymouth, Ma., Can-Am TQ Midget champion Mack DeMan of Mississauga, Ont., and Ryan Flores of Davidson, N.C., who was a competitive runner-up in Trenton in December.

Flores, a Joey Logano NASCAR Sprint Cup Series crew member and formerly a New Jersey resident, was making his debut in TQ racing in a brand new Mark Lafler built car.

The climactic race is the NAPA Know How Atlantic City TQ Midget feature on Saturday night which is run, over a 40-lap distance and known as the Gambler’s Classic.

On Friday, TQs will race in a complete program while two support classes, the Lentini Auto Salvage Slingshots and Champ Karts, will complete their qualifying events in preparation for Saturday’s features.

Slingshot favorites include Matt Carman of Three Bridges, N.J., John Gilroy of Stroudsburg, Pa., Trenton Slingshot feature winner Gary Hieber of Langhorne, Pa. Joe Kata of Goshen, N.Y., brothers Jimmy and Dan Spellmon of Butler, N.J., and Ricky Yetter of Easton, Pa. A total of 48 entries are ready to hit the concrete.

Champ Karts, with sixty entries will be headed by recent Indoor Race winners Anthony Colandro and Trenton winners Chris Daley of Pleasant Valley, N.Y., and Justin Gumley of Howell, N.J.

The roar of racing engines was first heard inside cavernous Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., in 1938 when an enterprising promoter thought bringing race cars, and fans, in from the cold in the dead of winter seemed like a good idea.

Sixty-five years later, in 2003, Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) resurrected the concept and it has become the Mid-Winter Motorsports Happening in the racing world.

Tickets for the event are available at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets and online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Advanced, lower level ticket holders are invited to Fanfest on Saturday night starting at 5pm, for an opportunity to walk the track and meet the drivers before the racing kicks off at 7pm.

For more event info visit www.aarn.com or call the Len Sammons Productions office at 609-888-3618.

 

 

Fanning Chipping Away

Dave Fanning was under no illusions that the move into 410 Sprintcars was going to be an easy task; however, he is pleased with the current rate of his progression in his rookie season.

The two-time Australian Lightning Sprint Champion stepped into 410 Sprintcars at the beginning of this season, and has encouragingly managed to qualify into a total of six feature races in his first eight race meetings.

“The team and I have been setting realistic goals since the beginning of the season, and as we reach each goal, we set another one,” Fanning explained.

“The difference between driving a Lightning Sprint and a 410 Sprintcar is like comparing chalk and cheese, and I’m continuing to learn every time I go out onto the track.”

Fanning, who currently sits inside the top 10 of the Archerfield Speedway 410 Sprintcar Track Championship point standings, is looking forward to the remainder of the season and being able to continue the learning curve.

“I’ve based my racing at Archerfield Speedway, because it’s a track that I know well, but it’s a totally different ball game when you are running around there in a 410 Sprintcar,” he admitted.

“My goal for the rest of the season is to improve my consistency. It’s one of the keys to running well, but with there being so many variables with Sprintcar racing, it makes it a difficult task.”

At Fanning’s most recent outing, he recorded his best result: a sixth-place feature-race finish.

“It’s satisfying when you can come away from the track with a good result, but there is always so much more to learn,” the Qld # 89 Wilo Australia supported QT driver said.

“A Sprintcar constantly keeps you on your toes, because you can have a good run one night and then a horrible one the next – it’s the type of thing that doesn’t allow any room for complacency.”

The next outing for Fanning and his team will be on the Saturday night of February 21, for the 10th round of the Archerfield Speedway Track Championship.

The Dave Fanning Racing team would like to thank their 2014-15 season supporters: • Wilo Australia • Gladrock Transport • Xtract Group • EZ Machinery • Royal Performance Lubricants

 

 

50 Lapper Podium for Walsh

A hard-fought podium result in the 50 Lapper highlighted Sammy Walsh’s Speedweek campaign at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway over the Christmas-New Year period.

Despite finishing inside the top 10 on three occasions over the six nights of Speedweek, Walsh felt that if it hadn’t been for a bit of misfortune, then his results would’ve been better.

“We were running inside the top 10 on two occasions when he encountered some car problems (magneto on December 26 and camshaft on December 27),” said the Fleck Earthmoving & Plumbing / EWT Auto Dismantlers supported Maxim driver.

“Having said that, we had a pretty satisfying run throughout the week, where it was tough every night, but we fought on and our team will be better for the experience.”

After failing to finish the feature races on both December 26 and 27, Walsh then on December 30 missed his qualifying order, due to a late call from officials, which put him on the back foot and he then went on to finish the night sixth in the C main.

Walsh turned his fortunes around on January 1, when he finished third in the 50 Lapper event, but despite being relatively happy with the result, he was, at the same time, disappointed that his physical stamina as a driver denied him of a better winning opportunity.

The following two nights, Walsh finished fifth on January 3 after running as high as third (after qualifying through the B main) until a loss of brakes in the latter stages forced him to drop down the order, while on January 5, he had to qualify via the B main once again and went on to finish in a gutsy 10th place.

Walsh’s performances over the Speedweek period were strong enough for him to remain inside the top 10 of the Valvoline Raceway 410 Sprintcar Track Championship point standings.

Walsh will now have the upcoming weekend off, before he returns to Valvoline Raceway for the running of the annual Scott Darley Challenge on the Friday and Saturday night of January 16 and 17.

Walsh would like to thank Fleck Earthmoving & Plumbing, Walsh Constructions, EWT Auto Dismantlers, SVH Auto Body Shop, and www.myspeedway.com.au, for their 2014-15 season support.

To find out more about Walsh, check him out on Facebook by searching Sammy Walsh Autosport.

 

 

Reidy Fighting On

Since a heavy crash earlier in the season and consequently being forced to switch cars, Danny Reidy has struggled to recapture his early season form, but one thing is for sure, he is fighting on.

Despite a difficult run throughout the Speedweek over the Christmas-New Year period at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway, Reidy is upbeat about coming to grips with the NQ # 5 Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs supported Maxim.

“After a crash earlier in the season, we were forced to switch to a new Maxim, and that has seen us struggle with it because it seems to be completely different from our previous Maxim,” explained Reidy.

“We are mainly struggling with it when it comes to being able to get consistent grip, and in the varied track conditions on any given night during Speedweek, it has been quite the struggle.”

Never one to back down from a challenge, Reidy, who despite the inconsistency had still managed to qualify for five of the six feature races during Speedweek, feels that the team is getting on top of things.

“It is all about trying different things all of the time when it comes to car setup, which is difficult when you’re competing against such tough competition,” enthused Reidy, who currently sits fifth in the Valvoline Raceway 410 Sprintcar Track Championship point standings.

“I’m confident that will get a handle on the new Maxim sooner rather than later, and we can then get back to running consistently at the pointy-end of the field.”

Over the six nights of Speedweek, Reidy’s best performance was on January 3, when he finished ninth after winning the B main.

This Friday and Saturday night (January 9 and 10), Reidy returns to Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway for the latest World Series Sprintcars round, which doubles as the Australian Open.

Reidy would like to thank Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs, P&M Motor Body Repairs, Inglis Race Engines, and Mako Sunglasses, for their 2014-15 season support.

To find out more about Reidy, check him out on Facebook by searching Danny Reidy Racing.

 

 

JA Has Red Hot Start to 2015

PETERSEN MEDIA- After winning his last race of the 2014 calendar year, Jonthan Allard carried the momentum over to 2015, as he picked up a second place finish on New Year’s Day, before scoring his first win of the New Year on Saturday night.

“This car has been awesome as of late, and it is great to get in the win column already in 2015,” he noted.

With a packed house on hand on Saturday night as the sprint cars competed alongside the international midget series, Allard would finish in the fourth spot of his first heat race, before picking up the heat win during his second heat aboard the Porter Group/Hydraulink/Motul No. 0 machine.

Lining up on the front row of the feature event, the Chico, CA native slipped to the second position as he chased down Jamie McDonald, only to make a bold move on the outside in the early laps, to grab the lead.

Out in front, Allard was in command of the race, as he could put his entry anywhere he needed on the track, as he won the race going away.

Ringing in the New Year on Thursday, Allard would pocket a fourth place finish in his first heat of the evening before grabbing a win during his second heat of the evening.

Starting on the pole of the feature event, Allard would slip to the second spot, as young gun, Daniel Eggleton jumped out to the early lead.

Stalking Eggleton’s every move, Allard could not get close enough to make a serious bid for the top spot, but it was not from lack of effort.

Trying everything he could on this night, Eggleton was just too good, and Allard settled for a second place finish.

“We have really been going good this season, and I owe it all to my great sponsors, and the guys who help me work on this thing.”

Allard would like to thank Porter Group, Hydraulink, Motul, New Zealand Ceiling and Drywall Supplies, Exide, and BDR Max for their support.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-2, Wins-1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-2.

ON TAP: As it is scheduled now, Allard will have a lengthy break, and will return to action on February 28th. Allard and team are actively looking into filling their schedule in. Stay tuned for more information.

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

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Brian Brown – The Heat is On

(Bill W) January 5, 2015 – The 2015 race season is underway for the Brian Brown Racing Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team. It was a tough start Friday and Saturday in the “Winter Heat” event at Cocopah Speedway near Yuma, Arizona. After climbing from heat difficulties to sixth place on Friday, an accident ended things early for the Grain Valley, Missouri driver on Saturday. The team will look to rebound tomorrow night, Friday and Saturday.

Friday night started out kind of rough didn’t it?

We started out with a decent draw, fifth in our heat. We went down on the first lap, and Steve (Kinser) kind of got sideways and four of us got collected. It ended up caving our header in on the right side. When we went to push off, there were only three cars out there, so I decided to stay out there. As we got rolling around, more cars came back, which kind of messed up my plan of going fifth to third by default.

You ended up pulling off in fifth.

We developed a little fuel fire, because of the cylinder shutting off. We didn’t end up finishing the heat, but the guys were able to get things cleaned up for the Qualifier, where we started and finished second.

That lined you up inside row seven for Friday’s feature.

We were able to make our way up to sixth. Overall, with the issues we had in the heat, 13th to sixth was a good run for us. We really didn’t feel like we needed to, so we went to work to be better Saturday.

You drew the pole for the heat, but that’s where your luck ended.

The first lap, going down the back straightaway, something broke on the left front and the wheel came off. That spun me around and we hit driver’s side into the fence.

Fortunately, you are o.k.

I’m definitely thankful for my Butlerbuilt seat, Bell helmet, Hinchman uniform, Maxim chassis and the other key safety components that kept me safe there. At 140 miles per hour, you don’t want to hit driver’s side first. I’m just thankful to be talking about it. It wasn’t really the start we wanted, but we’re excited about getting back at it on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

How has the “Winter Heat” event been from your perspective?

Greg Burgess and his whole crew have done a phenomenal job. They’ve really rolled the red carpet out for the racers. From the parts truck being open all day in the hotel parking lot, to the tire truck being open, to the hotel accommodations. If you are freezing at home right now and want to see some racing, you need to get down here.

Follow Brian on the Web, Twitter and Facebook

Follow Brian at his website located at www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Also keep up with FVP, Casey’s and Brian on Facebook and Twitter at the following links…

Twitter Links – @BrianBrown21, @FVPRacing, @CaseysGenStores

Facebook Links

Brian Brown Racing – www.facebook.com/pages/Brian-Brown-Racing/200630163294222

Casey’s General Stores – www.facebook.com/pages/Caseys-General-Stores/112073528804354

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Brian started his 2014 season in Yuma as well. In ASCS National action, he brought home a fourth and third place finish on February 28 and March 1.

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McCarl, McFadden And Green Join A Rush Of Classic Entries

Terry McCarl has made six Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic A-Mains from six starts, James McFadden has won just about every race in Australia with the exception being the Classic, and it is now nearly 18 years since Trevor Green triumphed during the day to claim his Classic win.

All three are now locked and loaded for another tilt at Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic fame as the latest batch of nominations is announced.

McCarl has for the past two years been the talent at the wheel of the Colin Bulmer owned V2 machine will this year team up with Downing Brothers Racing to campaign the distinctive S97 entry.

Having expressed a strong desire to again compete at the Classic McCarl as always will be one of the star attractions with his track knowledge and experience a key factor in his amazing strike rate at this event.

A record eighth Huset’s Speedway track title highlighted the 2014 season for Terry McCarl. The Altoona, Iowa based driver also finished a close second in the track championship at Knoxville Raceway behind eventual winner Ian Madsen. The competition at both tracks was arguably at the highest level ever seen.

Over the course of the season, TMAC recorded thirteen top tens and five top fives in just twenty features with the World of Outlaws. “We had a good year with the Outlaws,” he says. “We skipped Tucson, or we were going to be in the top five in Outlaw points heading to California. We had a sponsor commitment in Las Vegas. We just had a lot of great finishes with them. We would have liked to have picked off another win, but it was a good year.”

For his seventh visit to the Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic McCarl will enjoy the support of Mainline Dynalog Dynamometers, Moore Mechanical, Regency Shower Screens and Bayaire Industries.

Trevor Green is another of the former Classic Champions who keeps finding his way back to Warrnambool each and every Australia Day Long Weekend.

The 1997 Classic Champion has enjoyed some strong performances in recent seasons at Sungold Stadium with his Easter Trail form in particular being very solid. The 2014 Classic also produced a great performance from Green, with a third place finish on his qualifying night, backed up by a very solid run into fourth place during the Classic final.

For his 2015 Classic campaign Green will team up with legendary Sydney based car owner Barry Lewis. The NSW11 team will come to the Classic with the support of ADRAD Radiators, Australia Wide Towing, Freightmaster Semi Trailers, Harrop Engineering, Butlerbuilt Professional Seat Systems, Protec Paints, LPS, Maxwill Racing Engines, Vin’s Mini Buses, SA Motorcycles, Slapps Imported Japanese Cars, Steve Wickes and Sons Powder Coaters and Green Welding.

The depth of the up and coming talent in the Australian Sprintcar ranks is second to none and one of the brightest stars on the rise over the past five or six seasons has been James McFadden.

McFadden seems to have been around forever, with two Australian Championships under his belt and a raft of amazing performances both here in Australia and also in the United States demonstrating his talents at the wheel of a race car.

The Classic however is one race that McFadden has yet to be able to check off his bucket list, which highlights just how tough it is to claim the $30,000.00 winners cheque.

No doubt James will be one of the stars of the show again in 2015 with his driving style appealing to fans of all ages. The team will leave nothing to chance and again with the support of Scott Milling, RMGH, Daniel & Son, Totally Work Wear, Lucas Oil, XYZ, All-star Performance and Westralian Diamond Drillers they will provide McFadden with a fast car.

Joining McCarl, Green and McFadden in the line up will be James’ teammate Taylor Milling who continues to improve meeting by meeting. Again with the support of Totally Work Wear and Westralian Diamond Drillers, Milling will be looking to improve on his 15th place in B-Main 1 in 2014. Two 2014-15 World Series Sprintcars contracted drivers in Matt Egel and Darren Jensen are also amongst the latest round of drivers to commit to Classic duty.

Egel, has for some time now, been a threat to the sports biggest names whether it is in his own equipment or that of his car owner Matt Muir and the Muir Motorsports team. This fact was highlighted on December 27, when Egel claimed the win in round 2 of World Series Sprintcars Speedweek at Murray Bridge.

Egel will also take a huge dose of confidence from his 9th place finish in the Sunday night A-Main of the 2014 Classic.

MMS Civil of Western Australia, South West Conveyancing, Warrnambool and the National Karate Academies will provide the support for Muir Motorsports and Matt Egel as he goes in search of a maiden Classic win.

Darren Jensen is no stranger to travelling the country in search of all the big events having been a regular on the World Series Sprintcars tour.

With the support of Ken and Wendy McNamara and KRE Race Engines, Cometic Thermal Edge Coatings, BHR Fabrications and Valvoline the likable Queenslander will be back from another crack at the Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Be sure to keep an eye on what is one very sharp looking Q75 entry right throughout the Classic week.

Another of the drivers with talent to burn is Sydney’s Troy Little who in 2015 will campaign the Steve Lynch owned N98 car.

Little is another who is a regular visitor to Warrnambool around Classic time and will come with the backing of Blayney Pit Stop, Rick Murray Excavations, Coates Hire, Bribbaree Smash and Steve Bayliss MC.

The latest round of nominations also incudes a healthy contingent of Victorian hard chargers with Adam King set to turn loose his immaculate V48, All Star Graphics and Port City Engines backed machine.

King has produced some solid performances of late in the Eureka Garages and Sheds Series and is always one to watch.

King will be joined by the Wettenhalls Transport, Cinnibar Bakery, Total Fleet Imaging V51 of Peter Milnes while Quentin Tanner is another of the local Warrnambool based drivers to have entered. Tanner will be aboard the V22 Century 21, Lifestyle Warrnambool, Mugavin Contracting, RnR Contracting, Meehan Race Engines backed entry.

The V98 of Peter Doukas will enjoy the strong locally based support of Giblin Family Homes, Keane’s Civil and Plumbing, Warrnambool Locksmith’s Lane Transport, The Tyre Factory and Progress Transport Services as he embarks on his Classic campaign while Daniel Newnham is another to have a number of strong Warrnambool connections as he launches his Classic campaign aboard the Boyle’s Livestock Transport and Couch Contracting backed V19 entry.

Finalising the latest batch of entries will be the South Australian based entry of Keke Falland with the former Wingless Sprint racer set to make his Classic debut with the support of Shadetec, Ruston Engineering, Rivergraphics, Schleins Quarries, Frank Brecevic Transport, Loxton Pizza Bar, Castrol, Charlie-Roger and Ken’s Exhausts.

With just on a week until nominations close all teams are reminded to get their nominations in as soon as possible to ensure the seeding’s for qualifying nights can be completed.

Any teams looking for nomination information are asked to contact Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills on 0408 529 625.

 

 

Netto’s New Year Not Off To Happy Start

PETERSEN MEDIA: After closing his 2014 season at the Cocopah Speedway near Yuma, AZ in late November, DJ Netto and his DJ Netto Racing Team returned to the speedway to open their 2015 season during the Inaugural Winter Heat Showdown.

“It’s a great event, and it’s great to start our season in January, but unfortunately, things have not gone our way,” the Hanford, CA driver explained.

Kicking the event off on Friday night, Netto struggled with his machine, as he finished in the eighth spot of his heat race, putting him in the rear of his qualifier.

Starting in the fourth row of his qualifier, Netto looked to have a better handle on his Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain/Bogies Auto Parts machine, as he picked up a few positions, and finished in the sixth spot.

With points forcing him into the B Main, Netto would line up in the fifth row, before near contact saw him slow on the speedway, and head to the work area.

After his crew checked his machine over, Netto tagged the rear of the field, and proceeded to put some nice laps together as he charged to a 12th place finish, but that would not transfer him into the feature event.

Back in action on Saturday night, Netto had a much better draw for his heat race, that saw him start in the third row of the race.

Off to a much better start on Saturday night, Netto was making some early moves, and found himself in the fourth spot and moving forward when his machine went up in smoke, and engine woes ended his night.

“It was a tough weekend, but it was nice to make some good laps in the B on Friday night, and have a good start in our heat on Saturday,” he added. “The guys will go to work, and hopefully on Tuesday we can have some fun.”

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

ON TAP: Netto will return to action on Tuesday night for the third night of the Winter Heat Showdown.

2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

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

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Gravel Opens 2015 Season At Winter Heat Showdown

PETERSEN MEDIA- With the Cocopah Speedway putting on a five race Winter Heat Showdown this first week of January, David Gravel and his Roth Motorsports team have a chance to open their season up a month earlier than usual, and with two events in the books already, Gravel is pleased with how things are going.

“We had some bad luck on Friday night, and got wrecked in the feature, but on Friday night we had some really good speed, and ended up with a top-five,” Gravel explained.

The Inaugural running of the Winter Heat Showdown took place on Friday night, and with a draw show format in place, Gravel’s draw was not kind to him and his Roth Enterprises team on Friday night, as he started sixth, but was able to finish fourth in his opening heat race.

After points were tabulated, Gravel was back on track for his qualifier, where he would finish in the fourth spot, putting his Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle No. 83 in the sixth row of the 30-lap feature event.

Gravel’s night quickly came to an early end, as contact ensued with another competitor on the opening lap of the race, and he was retired for the evening with front-end damage.

Getting his machine patched back up for Saturday night’s program, the Watertown, CT had a much better draw for his heat race, as he took advantage of his front row starting spot, and picked up his first heat win of the young season.

Sitting third overall in points after heat races, Gravel lined up in the third row of his qualifier, where he would go on to finish in the fourth spot, and line up in the third row of the feature event.

In what was an action packed feature event, Gravel found himself in a battle with Joey Saldana during the early stages of the event, as the track continued to provide three-wide racing action at times.

Battling with the likes of Saldana, and Danny Lasoski, Gravel would close the opening weekend of the Winter Heat Showdown with his first To-Five of the season.

“I really have to thank this entire Roth Motorsports team for all of their hard work in what was a tricky off season,” Gravel added. “We had some changes to our team, but the guys really worked hard, and we came out of the box really strong.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2015.

2015 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1.

ON TAP: Gravel and the Roth Motorsports team will be back at the Cocopah Speedway for the third night of the Winter Heat Showdown this Tuesday night.

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Shark Racing Attacks Cocopah Speedway for Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 5, 2015) - Shark Racing ended 2014 with a long road trip across the country to compete in sunny Arizona for five races in nine days to open the new year.

Pennsylvania natives Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen each debuted at Cocopah Speedway last Friday for the opening night of the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

"It's a really cool event," Allen said. "Having five races at one place makes it nice because you start getting more experience and you get the hang of it a lot better."

The team's best result came on Friday when Schuchart earned the Hard Charger Award by rallying from 24th to 12th in the $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start main event.

After finishing ninth in his heat race and sixth in the qualifier, Schuchart picked up a trio of positions in the B Main to garner the final transfer into the main event. He continued to improve throughout the 30-lap feature as he gained a dozen positions.

"We were pretty bad at first," he said. "It seemed like every time we went out I felt a little more comfortable with the car and I seemed to get a little better."

Schuchart also made the main event on Saturday following a third-place finish in a heat race, fifth place in a qualifier and fourth in the B Main. However, his 18th-place result in the main event left him scratching his head.

"It was a different race track and we were trying different stuff," he said. "We still haven't found what we're looking for and weren't very fast. Part of it right now we think is tires so we're going to clean up the tires. It's a sandy type of race track so I feel like running used tires hurts, but that's how we race so we're going to try to make it work and see what we can do with it."

Allen's best night from last weekend was Saturday. After missing a transfer position in the B Main the previous night, Allen ended sixth in both his heat race and a qualifier before placing seventh in the consolation race. However, he elected to pull into the pits several laps into the race to save equipment after going a lap down.

"I learned a lot every time I go out there," he said. "I just need to be more diverse on which lane I pick. Grooves come in at different times all night. It changes all night long."

Shark Racing returns to Cocopah Speedway on Tuesday night before the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown wraps up next Friday and Saturday.

"It's definitely a cool track," Schuchart said. "It got racy both nights. Both put on good shows. It's definitely a great event to be able to come race in January. For those of us who don't get to go to Australia you can still get some racing in the winter to help you not be so rusty when the regular season comes up."

Fans can watch Shark Racing this week by ordering live Pay-Per-view of the event by visiting http://www.SPEEDSPORT.tv/live.

QUICK RESULTS -

JACOB ALLEN: Jan. 2 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 7 (7); Qualifier: 6 (7); B Main: 13 (9).

LOGAN SCHUCHART: Jan. 2 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 9 (7); Qualifier: 6 (8); B Main: 8 (11); Feature: 12 (24).

JACOB ALLEN: Jan. 3 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 6 (5); Qualifier: 6 (1); B Main: 7 (7); Feature: 22 (23).

LOGAN SCHUCHART: Jan. 3 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 3 (4); Qualifier: 5 (3); B Main: 4 (4); Feature: 18 (20).

SEASON STATS -

JACOB ALLEN: 2 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

LOGAN SCHUCHART: 2 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 1 top 15, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., for the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Shark1s.com

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"Triple X Race Co. has stepped up to help our team and we're excited to run a Triple X chassis in 2015," Schuchart said. "Thanks to everyone associated with Triple X and we can't wait to achieve success together."

Shark Racing would also like to thank Don Ott Racing Engines, Pell's Tire Service, Marty Thompson Investments, Rich Fogle and Son, Newman's Towing & Recovery, AO Designs, CnB Chubby, Bobby Allen's Speedway 94, Restas.com, DMI Rear Ends, YourAutoSourceInc.com, Moose Blocks, Bell Helmets, Wilwood Brakes, Silpada Sterling Silver Jewelry, Wings Unlimited, Joe Bear Joan and Michael Palumbo for their continued support.

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Positive Signs for Van Ginneken and Droste

There’s no denying that it’s been a mixed bag of results so far in the 2014-15 season for Tim Van Ginneken and the Droste Motorsport team, but one thing’s for sure, there are positive signs.

Van Ginneken and team owner Harry Droste done a deal to run the entire 2014-15 season together late in the off season, but despite some character building moments so far this season, Van Ginneken has posted a number of strong results aboard the Vic # 36 Lowes Auto Repairs supported COOL machine.

The most recent of those strong results was during the World Series round at Borderline Speedway (Mount Gambier, SA), where he qualified into the feature race via the B main and then went on to finish in a respectable 13th. A few nights earlier, he had finished second in the Eureka Garages and Sheds Series round at Avalon Raceway.

Van Ginneken, who sat out the majority of last season with his own 410 Sprintcar team due to family and work commitments, said that recent performances have lifted his confidence.

“It’s been a tough start to the season, but we’ve battled on and are now starting to see some results,” he commented.

“We’ve had some engine troubles and I’ve also been adjusting to the new team, and my run at World Series and my podium at Avalon are indications that we’re heading in the right direction.”

With both driver and car owner being Warrnambool based, it has certainly benefited the team on a number of levels.

“Harry (Droste) contacted me out of the blue in late August about doing something together for this season, and it all snowballed from there,” Van Ginneken explained.

“With the both of us being Warrnambool based, it has been a good thing for the team and has also helped us attract a lot of local sponsors.”

In terms of the coming months, Van Ginneken is aiming to pick up a few more strong results, starting with this Saturday night at Avalon Raceway, for the running of the Victorian 410 Sprintcar Title.

“Two seasons ago, I finished second in the Victorian Title behind Darren Mollenouyx, so it’d be great to be able to repeat that result this time around,” he enthused.

“We have a number of big meetings coming up here in Victoria, like the Grand Annual Classic at the end of this month, and we’re also going to contest the Australian Title in Western Australia next month, so I’m hoping to come away with some satisfying results at those events and then be able to be finish the season in some consistent form.”

Van Ginneken and the Droste Motorsport team would like to thank their 2014-15 season supporters: • Lowes Auto Repairs • South West Conveyancing, Warrnambool • Build Pro • Zippy’s Car Wash • Classique Homes • Tanner Cool Rooms • Owen Truss • West Pest • Cane Carpentry and Joinery • Town & Country Pizza & Pasta, Warrnambool • Typhoon Tools • VG Build • Glass Works • Valvoline Oils • Marshall Batteries

 

 

Swindell Charges from 20th to Seventh in Outlaw Winged Feature at Tulsa Shootout

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 5, 2015) - Kevin Swindell entered the 30th annual Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout with one main goal: fun.

"I wish we had some better results, but that race Saturday night ended up pretty fun," he said.

Swindell competed in four micro sprint classes - outlaw winged, outlaw nonwing, "A" class winged and "A" class nonwing - for Pace Chassis last Wednesday through Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

The highlight of the weekend came in the outlaw winged class. Swindell rallied from seventh to second place in a heat race, but he was caught up in a crash as the green flag was waved for a qualifier.

"I was fourth in points after the heat races," he said. "A kid drove over my front on the start of the qualifier. It knocked the nose wing off and spun me around. I went to the back and drove up to sixth."

That forced Swindell to compete in a B Main, which he won, to advance into the Last Chance Qualifier. He placed fourth in the consolation event to transfer into the back of the feature, which he started on the outside of the 10th row.

"We finally got the car where it needed to be in the feature and we were able to pass as many as I could," he said. "It took a while for the track to widen out where you could race."

Swindell rallied from 20th to a seventh-place result, which was his best finish of the weekend.

Unfortunately, he wasn't able to rebound from tough luck in the other classes. Swindell finished fourth in a stacked outlaw nonwing heat race and he maneuvered from 11th to sixth in a B Main, but was shy of a transfer.

He earned a runner-up result after starting fifth in an "A" class winged heat, but was disqualified for being too light at the scales. After maneuvering from ninth to third place in a C Main, the team decided to scratch from a B Main.

Swindell also won his "A" class nonwing heat race after starting on the pole, which buried him in a qualifier because of a lack of passing points.

"The biggest thing is you've got to get drawn in well," he said. "You can't be on the front row of a heat race. It's a lot about the luck of the draw and if it's anywhere remotely narrow on the track it's almost impossible to pass."

Swindell finished fifth in an "A" class nonwing B Main to miss a transfer by three spots.

He will return to River Spirit Expo Center Jan. 13-17 for the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, which he won four consecutive years prior to a runner-up finish last season.

QUICK RESULTS -

Dec. 31-Jan. 3 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. (Outlaw nonwing) - Heat race: 4 (5); B Main: 6 (11).

Dec. 31-Jan. 3 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. ("A" class winged) - Heat race: DQ (5); C Main: 3 (9); B Main: DNS (15).

Dec. 31-Jan. 3 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. ("A" class nonwing) - Heat race: 1 (1); Qualifier: 8 (9); B Main: 5 (4).

Dec. 31-Jan. 3 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. (Outlaw winged) - Heat race: 2 (7); Qualifier: 6 (4); B Main: 1 (2); Last Chance Qualifier: 4 (4); Feature: 7 (20).

UP NEXT -

Jan. 13-17 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SwindellMotorsports.citymaker.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

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"ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems has some of the safest and most comfortable safety equipment available," Swindell said. "I encourage everyone to give the ButlerBuilt team a call to learn more about being safe and comfortable in a race car."

Swindell would also like to thank Mike Curb and Curb Records, Arai Helmets, Racing Optics and John Christner Trucking for their continued support.

 

 

Scelzi Locks into Pair of Outlaw Main Events in Return to Tulsa Shootout

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 5, 2015) - Dominic Scelzi hasn't raced a micro sprint very often the past couple of years, but that didn't slow him down during the 30th annual Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout last weekend inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

Not only did Scelzi qualify for the outlaw nonwing and outlaw winged main events, he earned the pole position for the 25-lap outlaw nonwing feature out of 217 competitors after winning his heat race and qualifier.

"There were more than 200 entries in that class and there were a lot of good drivers," he said. "It was a huge honor to be able to put myself in the main event let alone on the pole. I knew I had a good shot at winning the thing."

Scelzi battled for the top spot throughout the first half of the race before disaster struck.

"I slipped off the bottom on the start and the guy who started second got the lead," he said. "I fell back to third on the bottom. About Lap 4 or 5 I went to the cushion, which was really far around. I got up to second and then the leader and I started sliding each other. We did that for a few laps. I slid him in turns three and four one lap and I don't think he liked it. On the frontstretch he put me right in the fence. It bent the right front axle back and it knocked the right front off the bead so it gave me a flat tire."

Scelzi's feature ended with a DNF following the collision with approximately 10 laps remaining.

Scelzi was just as strong in the outlaw winged class. He advanced from third to second place in a heat race, which started him on the outside of the sixth row in a qualifier.

"We barely squeaked into the qualifier," he said. "We went out there and the track was slick and wide. The car just worked wherever I could put it."

Scelzi maneuvered from 12th to fourth place, which locked him into the 55-lap main event starting 10th.

"They completely worked the race track before the feature," he said. "It was really hooked up and one lane around the bottom. About three or four laps into the race we had mechanical problems so I ended up pulling off the track.

"The results don't show how good of a Shootout I had. Every time I hit the race track we were the fastest car and we showed it. I was really excited with how I was able to do."

Scelzi will return to River Spirit Expo Center Jan. 13-17 for the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, where he will drive a midget for Cole Wood Racing.

QUICK RESULTS -

Dec. 31-Jan. 3 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. (Outlaw nonwing) - Heat race: 1 (1); Qualifier: 1 (7); Feature: DNF (1).

Dec. 31-Jan. 3 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. (Outlaw winged) - Heat race: 2 (3); Qualifier: 4 (12); Feature: DNF (10).

UP NEXT -

Jan. 13-17 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Dominic's Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Red Line Oil

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

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

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Van Dam Opens 2015 Season With Top 10 at Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 5, 2015) - Henry Van Dam carried the momentum from his career-best season last year into 2015.

Van Dam earned a top 10 on Round 1 of the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Cocopah Speedway last Friday.

"It was a really good night," he said. "I felt we had really good speed and we were able to hold our own. It was a great way to start the week."

Van Dam maneuvered from seventh to third place during his heat race, which ranked fourth in overall points.

"There was a lot of stuff that happened in our heat race," he said. "I think being able to survive our heat race was important. We also did alright in our qualifier, which put us up there."

After advancing from sixth to fifth place during a qualifier, Van Dam was seventh in total points. That lined him up on the inside of the fourth row for the 30-lap main event.

"We were moving forward and then the red flag really hurt us," he said. "I made some adjustments and it took me a couple of laps to get going. Because of those adjustments I rolled my wing forward. I had it too far forward on the restart, which didn't give me enough grip."

Van Dam, who was closing in on the top five prior to the red flag on Lap 11, lost a few spots on the restart before rebounding with a ninth-place result.

"I think it shows the quality of our team now as far as putting a good car on the race track," he said. "I think if we can make quality laps with these guys you can go anywhere and make quality laps."

Unfortunately, Saturday's event was short-lived. Van Dam was running third in his heat race when a mechanical issue forced him to stop in turn four coming to the white flag.

"We had a vibration and I couldn't figure out what it was," he said. "We found a broken cam. Dan from Wesmar is flying in from Oklahoma to fix it. It's pretty cool of him to do that. We're hoping it attributes to the same thing as the vibration."

Van Dam said he expects to compete on Tuesday during Round 3 of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Series, which wraps up next Friday and Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 2 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 3 (7); Qualifier: 5 (6); Feature: 9 (7).

Jan. 3 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: DNF (1);

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., for the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HenryVanDam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VanDamRacing

APPAREL -

Van Dam has sweatshirts and hats available for sale at his race trailer.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Johansen Excavating

Based in Buckley, Wash., Johansen Excavating specializes in civil construction. For more information, visit http://www.JohansenExcavating.com.

"Johansen Excavating has been a partner for the past few years," Van Dam said. "They've been a great sponsor, but have been even better friends."

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

 

 

Hall Wins Three Heats and a Qualifier at Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 5, 2015) - Tyson Hall had a solid outing at the River Spirit Expo Center last weekend during the 30 th annual Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout.

"It was a pretty decent weekend," he said. "We loaded the cars up without anything tore up. There's a lot of luck on that deal. The track changes so much. Both the cars were really quick. We just had a little bad luck and that'll end your night at the Shootout."

Hall competed in four classes - outlaw winged and "A" class winged for Tony Batt and outlaw nonwing and "A" class nonwing for Jody Pressure - during the four-day micro sprint event.

The event started strong for Hall, who powered to heat race victories in both outlaw classes and the "A" class winged division. He also won his outlaw nonwing qualifier, which locked him into the main event.

However, the team missed the setup during that feature. After starting on the inside of the seventh row and moving forward in the early laps, Hall faded during the final stages of the main event as he finished 20th.

"We just missed the setup completely," he said. "We tried some stuff and it was either going to work or not work and it didn't. We had it way too tight. Once the green flag dropped we went forward a little, but it got worse as the race went on."

Unfortunately, electrical issues plagued the winged cars on the final day. Hall ended 14th in the Last Chance Qualifier for the "A" class winged division and he was unable to finish the outlaw winged B Main after starting on the pole.

"We still haven't figured it out," he said. "We have to take it to a dyno and start changing stuff out."

Hall also finished seventh in an "A" class nonwing B Main to narrowly miss advancing.

He will return to competition inside the River Spirit Expo Center Jan. 13-17 for the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.

QUICK RESULTS -

Dec. 31-Jan. 3 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. (Outlaw nonwing) - Heat race: 1 (3); Qualifier: 1 (1); Feature: 20 (13).

Dec. 31-Jan. 3 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. ("A" class winged) - Heat race: 1 (2); Qualifier: 5 (6); B Main: 2 (2); Last Chance Qualifier: 14 (-).

Dec. 31-Jan. 3 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. ("A" class nonwing) - Heat race: 3 (3); B Main: 7 (11).

Dec. 31-Jan. 3 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. (Outlaw winged) - Heat race: 1 (1); Qualifier: 4 (5); B Main: DNF (1).

UP NEXT -

Jan. 13-17 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TysonHall5x

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Pine Tree Motors

Pine Tree Motors is a car dealership located in Longview, Texas.

"Pine Tree Motors has been with me since the early stages of my career," Hall said. "They have stuck by me for 15 years and I can't thank them enough for the support throughout the years."

Hall would also like to thank Tidwell Tire Center, Tim's Shock Lab, Dealers Detail and Robert Hall for their continued support.

 

 

Beierle Endures Roller Coaster 1,200cc Mini Sprint Debut at Tulsa Shootout

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 5, 2015) - Andee Beierle's debut in a 1,200cc nonwing mini sprint started well at the 30th annual Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout.

Beierle, who was driving for Spiker Racing Products, maneuvered from seventh to fourth place last Thursday during a heat race on the quarter-mile bullring inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

"I moved up three spots in my heat so that was good because it's passing points," she said. "I was really excited. It felt good to be able to be successful and move up a couple positions. I was really pumped. I'd love to do that every day."

Unfortunately, Beierle faced a tight race car during her qualifier later that evening.

"They watered the track right before we went out and then they had us pack just the bottom," she said. "The track was rubbered and when we got the green flag everybody on the high side was in the slick and didn't go anywhere. The car was way too tight during the qualifier and I lost a couple of positions."

Beierle's sixth-place finish lined her up on the outside of the front row of the B Main, which was contested on Saturday.

"It was going really well," she said. "I was getting ready to pass for the lead and it blew a rod. That's how it goes. It was so frustrating because the car was running so well. I had a great car and a great crew thanks to Spiker Racing Products. Stuff like that happens. It was a great experience and I'd love to do it again. It did give me seat time and laps on the track for Chili Bowl."

Beierle will return to the River Spirit Expo Center for the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Jan. 13-17 when she will pilot a midget for Daum Motorsports.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 1 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (7); Qualifier: 6 (2).

Jan. 3 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - B Main: DNF (2).

UP NEXT -

Jan. 13-17 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AndeeBeierleRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/A_B_Racing41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lone Mountain Truck Leasing

With locations in Iowa, Georgia and Nevada, Lone Mountain Truck Leasing supplies rigs to truckers all over the country through a simple, no surprise lease deal. The company secures fleets of trucks from well-known vendors and then leases those trucks to drivers who are looking for low monthly payments and the opportunity to own their own truck. For more information, visit http://www.LoneMountainTruck.com.

"I want to thank everyone at Lone Mountain Truck Leasing for the support," Beierle said. "It's been great having them as part of the team and I look forward to future success with them on board."

Beierle would also like to thank Northern Coatings, Inc., Arienco, Inc., Simple Website Creations and IETF for their continued support.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Dominates "A" Class Winged Feature for First Golden Driller

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 5, 2015) - Giovanni Scelzi celebrated a giant achievement on Saturday while he was surrounded by a subdued crowd at the 30th annual Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout.

The 13-year-old California native led all 25 laps of the "A" class winged main event inside the River Spirit Expo Center to earn his first career Golden Driller, prompting a loud celebration on the frontstretch.

"It was kind of funny because everyone there hates California," he said. "I was up on the wing yelling and it was pretty quiet."

Scelzi was just as entertaining throughout the four-day event on the quarter-mile bullring. He competed in four micro sprint classes, highlighted by his performance in the "A" class winged division.

Scelzi won his heat race from the pole position and he then charged from eighth to second place in a qualifier, which gave him the most points to garner the pole for the main event.

"Last year we won everything but the Golden Driller," he said. "I was so nervous starting on the pole. You get all the bad thoughts. The first corner I rolled through it real nice and I knew we were in good shape."

Scelzi added a top 10 in the outlaw winged class. After maneuvering from seventh to third place in his heat race and winning his qualifier, Scelzi battled for a top five throughout the 55-lap main event before settling for a sixth-place result.

"Late in the outlaw race Kevin Swindell showed me a nose," he said. "We got to battling and raced side by side. Running with the best micro drivers, and winning a Golden Driller, was a huge accomplishment."

Following a heat race win, fourth-place finish in a qualifier and runner-up result in a B Main, Scelzi scratched from the outlaw nonwing Last Chance Qualifier to save the car for the "A" class winged main event.

Scelzi's time in the "A" class nonwing division was short-lived after he was involved in a crash during his heat race. The damage included a broken rear end and front end, but the team was able to rebuild the car in time to win the "A" class winged feature.

QUICK RESULTS -

Dec. 31-Jan. 3 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. (Outlaw nonwing) - Heat race: 1 (4); Qualifier: 4 (3); B Main: 2 (2); Last Chance Qualifier: DNF (10).

Dec. 31-Jan. 3 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. ("A" class winged) - Heat race: 1 (1); Qualifier: 2 (8); Feature: 1 (1).

Dec. 31-Jan. 3 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. ("A" class nonwing) - Heat race: DNF (3); C Main: DNF (10).

Dec. 31-Jan. 3 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. (Outlaw winged) - Heat race: 3 (7); Qualifier: 1 (2); Feature: 6 (8).

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - K&N Filters

K&N Filters is the leader in performance air and oil filtration. For more information, visit http://www.KNfilters.com.

"It's the best stuff available," Scelzi said. "That's really all you see on race cars because they are the best in the business."

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

 

 

Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Garners National Headlines

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 5, 2015) - The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown has captured national headlines.

NASCAR star Kyle Larson thrilled the crowd on Saturday night to win Round 2 of the five-race event at Cocopah Speedway, which will host 410ci sprint car events on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

Following Tennessee resident Paul McMahan's dominating performance on Friday during the opening round, California's Larson and sprint car veterans Stevie Smith of Oklahoma and Danny Lasoski of Missouri traded the lead at least a half dozen times in the final half of the 30-lap feature on Saturday.

Mired in thick traffic, Larson slid Smith for the lead in turns three and four in the closing laps. Smith pulled side by side with Larson in the same turns on the final lap, but the NASCAR sensation powered around him on the cushion to score the $12,000 top prize.

Fellow NASCAR standouts Kasey Kahne and Tony Stewart were on hand. Kahne finished 11th after placing 10th during the opening round and Stewart was in attendance helping sprint car legend Steve Kinser, who drives for Tony Stewart Racing.

Videos from the track have gone viral and several national media outlets have picked up the story. Here are a couple of links:

FOX SPORTS: http://foxs.pt/1wQaMWi

NBC SPORTS: http://bit.ly/1IgHLtv

BEYOND THE FLAG: http://bit.ly/13TpNzy

MOTORSPORT.COM: http://bit.ly/17durdT

Partnerships are still available for any or all of the final three nights of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown. Options include partnering with the event, the live Pay-Per-View broadcast and/or the two hours of delayed television coverage.

For more information on partnerships, email Chad Markel at cmarkel@nationalspeedsportnews.com.

Tickets for the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown are available for sale online by visiting https://secure.pivotalracing.com/venues/cocopah-speedway. Also, fans can purchase live Pay-Per-View video of the event via SPEED SPORT by clicking http://www.SPEEDSPORT.TV/live.

The pit gate is scheduled to open at 11 a.m. each day with the main gates opening at 2 p.m. Hot laps will get underway at approximately 6:30 p.m. and Opening Ceremonies is slated for 7 p.m.

WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 2-3, 6, 9-10, 2015

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 2-3, 9-10); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 6); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

Times: Pit gate opens at 11 a.m.; main gates open at 2 p.m.; hot laps at 6:30 p.m.; Opening Ceremonies at 7 p.m.

TICKETS -

Fans can purchase tickets by clicking https://secure.pivotalracing.com/venues/cocopah-speedway.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

SPEED SPORT Productions will be broadcasting live Pay-Per-View video of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown for $27.95 per night. Visit http://www.SPEEDSPORT.TV/live for more information. The event will also be taped for a pair of one-hour delayed television broadcasts via MAVTV.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

THE EVENT -

The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weekends of January in 2015. The four weekend races pay $12,000 to the winner and at least $1,000 to every driver who advances to the main event with the midweek show paying $5,000 to win.

POINTS FUND -

A $10,000 points fund will be split among the top-five finishers. The champion will receive a $4,000 bonus with drivers finishing second through fifth each offered $1,500. A driver will earn points throughout heat races, qualifying races and main events during the five events. A competitor must attempt to race in all five Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown races to be eligible for the points fund.

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY -

Cocopah Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Somerton, Ariz. It has a concrete wall perimeter, television-quality lighting and the pits are located outside turns three and four. There is also dry camping free of charge on the property. For more information, visit http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com.

COMETIC GASKET -

Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of shelf stock, custom and short-run gaskets for the performance aftermarket, original equipment and motor sports industries. The company, which is located in Concord, Ohio, was created in 1989 and ships out more than 5,000 types of gaskets to customers worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.Cometic.com.

JE PISTONS -

JE Pistons is the leader in high performance forged pistons. Based in Irvine, Calif., the company has more than 60 years of experience and has a history of manufacturing the highest quality pistons and components that professional engine builders, race teams and high-performance enthusiasts trust and rely on. For more information, visit http://www.JEPistons.com.

K1 TECHNOLOGIES -

K1 Technologies , which is located in Mentor, Ohio, has many years in the field of designing, engineering and manufacturing connecting rods and crankshafts. For more information, visit http://www.K1Technologies.com.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Driver Websites Develops New Website for Sprint Car Veteran Craig Dollansky

Inside Line Promotions - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Jan. 5, 2015) - Driver Websites has created a new website for sprint car standout Craig Dollansky.

The custom veteran package website - http://www.DollanskyRacing.com - will showcase the latest news as well as an updated schedule and results page. Biography, stats, sponsors, photos, videos and merchandise are also highlighted pages on the website.

The Elk River, Minn., native claimed the 2000 World of Outlaws Gumout Series championship. He has finished in the top 10 in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship standings in 12 of the last 14 seasons.

WHY DO YOU NEED A WEBSITE -

DRIVERS - There are so many aspects of running a successful race team outside of what you do on the track. It's what you do off the track that draws the attention you need to help with your team's recognition throughout the sport. A website is a very useful tool to keep your sponsors and marketing partners up to date with your racing. With our website packages, you have the ability to track the impressions and clicks your sponsor logos receive while being on your website. You can use that as a tool to show your current marketing partners the benefits of being involved with your race team - solely on the website. You can also use those same tools to help generate new, long-lasting marketing partnerships. On top of that, a website is a great database for your career and with the power of your information gets spread throughout that entire fast-growing network of websites.

TRACKS - With our packages for race tracks or series, you are not getting "just" a website. Our packages come with a whole line of online management tools to help you as the promoter/track owner/manager successfully carry out the day-to-day duties. Automatic point calculations, Mobile Web Apps for lineups, payouts, reporting structures for drivers, teams, 1099s and more are all aspects of our packages. With the principals of Driver Websites having its own dirt track in 2012, the company was able to bring everything it had learned throughout that weekly race season to the web packages offered to all the tracks and series. Also, while having a Driver Websites track/series web package, you will always get the latest updates to the Integrated Content Management System and updates to the management online software as well as the great aspects of content sharing throughout the MyRacePass network.

The All-New MyRacePass Pit Board is now available The Pit Board allows the track or series to relay information that is only needed to be seen by the drivers to the drivers via the MRP Driver Profile accounts. Drivers can claim their MRP Bio and have their Free MRP Basic Profile in which they can update their news, schedules, bios, sponsor information, photos, crew member information and more - as well as using the MRP Pit Board. Drivers can sign up for Text Message Alerts using the Pit Board and whenever the track or series updates the Pit Board they will be able to get a Text message to view the updates.

MYRACEPASSPRO -

MyRacePass Pro offers a full set of tools for drivers, tracks and series to GET RECOGNIZED quickly and easily. Whether you're a weekend warrior or travel the full ASCS or World of Outlaws tours, MRP Pro has the features you need in an online presence. Using MyRacePass PRO you can get a very professional, templated website that comes with all the tools and menu options of most of our custom websites. Most importantly, you can set everything up yourself with a custom domain name and background/header images. Starting out at simply $10 per month, you can set yourself apart from your competition and start utilizing the power of MyRacePass . There is a free 30-Day trial, so get to http://www.myracepass.com/pro today to see just how easy it is to "Get Recognized."

PRESS RELEASE PACKAGES -

Driver Websites now offers press release packages for its clients. In correlation with the importance of a routinely updated website, professional press releases showcase drivers, teams, manufacturers and tracks as recognizable partners in the racing community. Press releases continually keep your name in the spotlight with a positive image and most importantly, demonstrate the valuable partnership and message of each sponsorship. To learn more about the press release packages, contact Driver Websites at http://www.DriverWebsites.com or Inside Line Promotions at http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

DRIVER WEBSITES -

Driver Websites was assembled in order to give racers a way to get recognized through the Internet inexpensively so the racer can put their money where it needs to go - the ride. If you have ever experienced having your own website before, you will understand the fact that being able to update your own site was only a dream. Too many times you come across a site that has results, press releases and pictures from more than a year ago. Either the web developer is no more or you are tired of paying the monthly charges to update your site. Driver Websites has made uploading your own content to your own site a reality. With the tutorial videos DW offers you will see how easy of a system we have created. For more information, visit http://www.DriverWebsites.com .

 

 

BaccOff to Present Oswego Speedway Small Block Super Hard Luck Award in 2015

OSWEGO, NY (January 5, 2015) – Longtime Oswego Speedway partner, BaccOff, will return in 2015 and is set to expand its exposure by becoming the sponsor of the weekly Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super Hard Luck Award at the Steel Palace.

The BaccOff Hard Luck Award in the Pathfinder Bank SBS division will provide a weekly $25 bonus to the driver that drops the most positions in that week’s SBS main, becoming the Hard Luck driver of the night.

BaccOff was introduced in 1993 as the first tobacco free snuff made like real tobacco snuff. BaccOff is still recognized as premium non tobacco chew with all the characteristics that one expects in a high quality tobacco product.

BaccOff has helped thousands of people quit dipping and can help you or your loved one too. BaccOff has been found to taste most like tobacco when compared to its competition in the tobacco free snuff industry.

Oswego Speedway’s Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super season will commence on Saturday, May 9 as a part of the Speedway’s 65th annual opening night celebration, joining the Novelis Supermodified Kick-Off, and the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series Richie Evans Memorial main events.

The BaccOff Hard Luck Award will join other returning weekly SBS contingency partners including the D&S Landscaping Hard Charger, the Nice Price Auto Sales Up and Comer, and the Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

IAN IS INVINCIBLE IN SPRINTCAR SHOWDOWN MAIN EVENT

official press release: Valvoline Raceway

January 5, 2015

Ian Madsen was in a seemingly invincible frame of mind tonight as he annexed the 35 lap Sprintcar Summer Showdown at Valvoline Raceway on a ‘methanol Monday night” with a convincing drive in the D&B Goodyer Developments #10 Maxim.

Madsen, who moved forward from an original #8 starting position in the Pole Shootout to the front row for the main event was able to put his car wherever he chose at most points on the track.

“We’ve got an awesome team, an awesome racecar, an awesome crew chief and it’s showing,” grinned the happy winner, “the cushion was fun, I love it when it’s like that, it nearly caught me out a couple of times but I really enjoy getting up there and bashing against it.”

Brad Sweet, who was in a class of his own on Saturday night, paid tribute to Madsen’s win.

“Ian definitely ran some lines that we just couldn’t seem to nail tonight,” the Californian explained, “full credit to him and his team they had a real handle on this place and he can really run this cushion.”

Jamie Veal sealed his second consecutive podium finish with third place.

“I’m happy to get on the podium in this kind of company,” he explained, “the track really slowed up tonight and so it was a bit of a challenge but I hope it’s like this on Scotty Darley night in two weeks when we’re back.”

Tim Kaeding put in his best drive to date in the International Series by powering forward to an eventual fourth place after smashing the cushion in typical Kaeding style to edge out James Thompson back in fifth place as the chequers flew.

“I’m happy to run up the front with these guys,” smiled Thompson in the pits later, “it’s an honour to race with drivers of this caliber. We can’t really afford to take the chances that some of them do but good luck to them. I’m pretty happy with where we’re at.”

Jackson Delamont drove brilliantly to finish in sixth place ahead of Max Dumesny in seventh, James McFadden in eighth, Trevor Green in ninth and Sam Walsh rounding out the top ten.

Marty Perovich ran eleventh from Kerry Madsen (who set Network Industry Quick Time) in twelfth, Robbie Farr (who came from #24) in thirteenth, Lynton Jeffrey fourteenth, Danny Reidy fifteenth and Ben Atkinson sixteenth.

Aktinson was dead unlucky.

The Darwin racer was powering around on the cushion and with a lap to go looked like he might vault from fourth to second in the final two corners but he jumped the cushion in turn three and spun to a stop in sight of the chequers.

Jac Haudenschild was challenging for a top five result but spun to miss contact with Kerry Madsen and had to begin from the rear where he eventually soldiered back to seventeenth whilst Grant Tunks also spun to miss contact in a separate incident and worked his way back to eighteenth by the chequers.

Toby Bellbowen was caught up in two incidents, one which involved Grant Anderson and unfortunately took Grant out with damage and the other later in the race saw him spin after contact from behind coming out of turn four.

“I apologise to Grant for that,” Toby explained later about the Anderson incident, “I didn’t mean to take him out like that.”

Matt Dumesny and Carl Dowling were the last registered cars for twentieth and twenty first position whilst DNF’s went to Grant Anderson (damage), Steven Lines and Jimmy Matchett.

American Late Model Supremo Steve Francis dominated his category with two heat wins and victory in the twenty-lap feature race driving for Sydney businessman Bruce McKenzie in the Time Target #15.

Francis took the win from Sydney Late Model newcomer David Doherty in second place and West Aussie Jason Oldfield in third place.

“I had to be real careful with the cushion in this place,” Francis explained, “the track kinda had me guessing all night but we’re pleased to get the win and I’d like to thank Bruce (McKenzie) and Scott McPherson for all the work they’ve done on my car since Kingaroy.”

Shane Cooper drove to an excellent win in the 20 lap Litre Sprint main event leading home DJ Raw in second place and Chris Davis in third place.

The next event at Valvoline Raceway is on this Saturday, January 10 with the Time Target Easternapolis for Late Models featuring a big field of NSW and interstate stars plus Americans Steve Francis and Jac Haudenschild.

For more information please visit www.valvolineraceway.com.au

 

 

Top-Ten in Inaugural Winter Heat Weekend

The much anticipated Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown got underway on Friday for Craig Dollansky as he opened up his 2015 campaign in southern Arizona. Logging many miles from cold Indiana winter weather, the Destiny Motorsports #7 team reached sunny and warm temps at Cocopah Speedway for the inaugural running of the 5-day event.

With a strong field of 34 drivers on hand, the night began with heat one where Dollansky started on the pole and paced the field in the 8-lap event to score the win. In the second round of heat competition, the Aggressive Hydraulics backed entry lined up inside row three and advanced one spot coming home in 4th.

With points tallied and feature lineups set, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ would start outside row three for the 30-lap A-Main. Following a caution with one lap complete, Dollansky restarted fifth but hit the inside berm when action resumed dropping a few positions. After another yellow came one lap later, tough luck found the MonDak Portables Maxim in turn three as Dollansky spun and too much damage from contact with another competitor would retire the #7 from action.

“We were working with our car as the night went on and I felt pretty decent early on and had good wing speed,” explained Dollansky. “As the wing speed dropped off and the track changed I started struggling pretty bad with the car. We started the feature off and weren’t very many laps into it before I spun out and ended our night.”

With Friday in the rearview mirror, the Destiny Motorsports team regrouped and made repairs and prepared for a new night of action on Saturday as they drew the nine pill to start inside row two of heat one.

Racing closely with Stevie Smith in the first round of heats, Dollansky finished in the runner-up position and then shifted attention to the second round of heats where the Rick Rogers Construction #7 would start outside row four. Using a powerful start to the 10-lap heat race, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ rocketed around the outside to take the 2nd spot by the exit of turn two and once again finish in the runner-up.

In great position for Saturday’s main event, Dollansky took the green flag from outside row two. After a pair of cautions in the opening hand full of laps, the Elk River, Minnesota native ran fourth working the cushion in turns 1 & 2 and maneuvering high and low in turns 3 & 4 of the 3/8-mile oval. When action was halted by two more yellows at the halfway point on lap 15, Dollansky lost third to Stevie Smith four laps later but continued to run a strong race until the final laps when the right-rear tire began losing air pressure and the fuel tank started running dry as the Aggressive Hydraulics #7 lost a few positions in the closing laps crossing the line with a top-ten finish in 8th running on fumes.

“We made some progress and were going to get out of there with a top three finish but we can’t finish the race without fuel,” commented Dollansky. “With ten laps to go we had a couple holes in the right rear tire and we started running out of fuel with a couple laps to go. I think we could have hung on to third with the tire issue but we had a lot of yellow flag laps and we lost quite a few positions just trying to coast across the finish line those last few laps. As it was we ended up eighth and could of came out with a top three. Scott Benic and the rest of the team continue to do a great job and I’m encouraged by what we have going on and we’ll keep working hard at it.”

The Destiny Motorsports #7 team returns to Cocopah Speedway this week on Tuesday before wrapping up the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown on Friday and Saturday.

 

 

Local Community Providing Events Around Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 4, 2015) - The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown has featured two standout nights of racing at Cocopah Speedway.

While the 3/8-mile oval is dormant for the next two days before Round 3 on Tuesday, the local community has a variety of events for fans, teams and locals.

In addition to nightly socials at local joints, a bowling tournament was held Sunday afternoon and next on the docket is a golf tournament at Cocopah Rio Colorado Golf Course on Monday at 2 p.m.

A free concert featuring Checker'd Past is scheduled for Wednesday at the Cocopah Casino at 8 p.m. and a pub crawl throughout nearby Yuma is set for Thursday at 6 p.m.

Additional information about community events can be found at http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com.

The pits are open from 2-5 p.m. each race day for fans to mingle with the drivers and listen to live music.

Also, the track has free dry camping available with vendors providing black/gray tank pumping, filling tanks with fresh water and making on-site RV repairs if necessary.

The pit gate is scheduled to open at 11 a.m. each day with the main gates opening at 2 p.m. Hot laps will get underway at approximately 6:30 p.m. and Opening Ceremonies is slated for 7 p.m.

Tickets for the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown are available for sale online by visiting https://secure.pivotalracing.com/venues/cocopah-speedway. Also, fans can purchase live Pay-Per-View video of the event via SPEED SPORT by clicking http://www.SPEEDSPORT.TV/live.

WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 2-3, 6, 9-10, 2015

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 2-3, 9-10); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 6); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

Times: Pit gate opens at 11 a.m.; main gates open at 2 p.m.; hot laps at 6 p.m.; Opening Ceremonies at 7 p.m.

TICKETS -

Fans can purchase tickets by clicking https://secure.pivotalracing.com/venues/cocopah-speedway.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

SPEED SPORT Productions will be broadcasting live Pay-Per-View video of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown for $27.95 per night. Visit http://www.SPEEDSPORT.TV/live for more information. The event will also be taped for a pair of one-hour delayed television broadcasts via MAVTV.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

THE EVENT -

The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weekends of January in 2015. The four weekend races pay $12,000 to the winner and at least $1,000 to every driver who advances to the main event with the midweek show paying $5,000 to win.

POINTS FUND -

A $10,000 points fund will be split among the top-five finishers. The champion will receive a $4,000 bonus with drivers finishing second through fifth each offered $1,500. A driver will earn points throughout heat races, qualifying races and main events during the five events. A competitor must attempt to race in all five Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown races to be eligible for the points fund.

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY -

Cocopah Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Somerton, Ariz. It has a concrete wall perimeter, television-quality lighting and the pits are located outside turns three and four. There is also dry camping free of charge on the property. For more information, visit http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com.

COMETIC GASKET -

Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of shelf stock, custom and short-run gaskets for the performance aftermarket, original equipment and motor sports industries. The company, which is located in Concord, Ohio, was created in 1989 and ships out more than 5,000 types of gaskets to customers worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.Cometic.com.

JE PISTONS -

JE Pistons is the leader in high performance forged pistons. Based in Irvine, Calif., the company has more than 60 years of experience and has a history of manufacturing the highest quality pistons and components that professional engine builders, race teams and high-performance enthusiasts trust and rely on. For more information, visit http://www.JEPistons.com.

K1 TECHNOLOGIES -

K1 Technologies , which is located in Mentor, Ohio, has many years in the field of designing, engineering and manufacturing connecting rods and crankshafts. For more information, visit http://www.K1Technologies.com.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Danny Holtgraver Tenth During WSS Round Six at Archerfield Speedway Second Consecutive Top 10 with WSS Australian Open Next

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

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

AUSTRALIA (January 4th, 2015) - After finishing seventh with the World Series Sprintcars (WSS) on New Year’s Day at the Premier Speedway near Warrnambool, Danny Holtgraver of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania would earn a second consecutive top-ten finish with Australia’s elite at the Archerfield Speedway near Archerfield, Australia on Sunday, January 4th. Holtgraver, who will pilot the Reeve Kruck owned, Titan Garages and Carports, Titan Steel Buildings, Australian Roller Doors, no. Q36 sprint car during his entire Australian tour, finished tenth officially on Sunday during WSS round six; giving the American three top-ten finishes during his first six World Series Sprintcars starts. Defending World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz was the victor at Archerfield.

Holtgraver, the former Lernerville Speedway track champion, started the Archerfield main event 13th on the grid; earning three positions during the thirty-lap main event to solidify himself back inside the top ten. Holtgraver started the evening by earning the 15th fastest time during qualifying time trials. The Pittsburgh native finished fourth and second during heat race competition; locking the Titan Garages team into the main event. There were 25 teams entered for competition at Archerfield Speedway.

Danny Holtgraver and the entire Titan Garages and Carports ‘Q36’ operation will return to competition on Friday and Saturday, January 9th and 10th for Round Seven of World Series of Sprintcars. The two-day event known as the ‘Australian Open’ will feature some of the most talented sprint car drivers from all over the world. Donny Schatz is the defending event winner; earning $20,000 for his title.

After six rounds of World Series Sprintcars action, Danny Holtgraver finds himself tenth in the series standings.

News and updates regarding Danny Holtgraver’s entire 2014/2015 ‘Down Under Tour’ will be posted regularly at www.fullyinjected.com. Additional news and information regarding the World Series Sprintcars can also be found live on the web; www.worldseriessprintcars.com.au

Danny Holtgraver’s Tentative 2014-2015 Australia Schedule:

December 20 - Premier Speedway - (7th B-Main)

26- Speedway City WSS (5th A-main)

27- Murray Bridge Speedway WSS (11th - A-Main)

28- Borderline Speedway WSS (17th - A-main)

30- Avalon Raceway WSS (DNS)

January 1-Premier Speedway WSS (7th A-Main)

4- Archerfield Speedway WSS (10th A-Main)

9- Archerfield Speedway WSS

10-Archerfield Speedway WSS

21-Avalon Raceway Presidents Cup

22- Borderline Speedway Kings Challenge

23-25 Premier Speedway Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic

30-Murray Bridge WSS

31- Adelaide WSS

[WSS - World Series of Sprintcars]

Danny Holtgraver and Reeve Kruck would like to thank all of their marketing partners for the upcoming season including: Titan Garages and Carports, Titan Steel Buildings, Australian Roller Doors, Ovenu Oven Cleaning, HRP, XYZ, Weld Racing, Torco, Thursday Thunder

 

 

YCRC HONORS RACERS

 By Bryan Householder

Saturday evening the York County Racing Club hosted it’s 33rd annual Hall of Fame Banquet at the Holiday Inn in West York. A large crowd of local racing fans greeted guest speaker Kenny Schrader.

Schrader, who has raced nearly every type of oval track car during his long career, entertained the crowd with numerous stories of his time in racing. His career started with asphalt short track stock cars before moving to midgets and sprint cars on the dirt tracks. Then followed stints in dirt champ cars and Indy cars before a move to NASCAR where he spent 30 years in the elite Cup Series. He retired from Cup racing at the end of the 2013 season, but still raced more than 70 times in 2014 in various divisions from the ARCA stock cars to short track modifieds and late models. He even got back into a midget.

Schrader, who is also the owner of three midwestern short tracks, plans a similar schedule in 2015. His accounts of his time in racing were often humorous, and had the crowd laughing during most of his presentation.

Schrader stuck around long after the ceremonies to greet all the fans.

Following Schrader’s presentation, the YCRC began it’s Hall of Fame ceremonies, honoring a number of local racing personalities. They were;

PAST DRIVER INDUCTEE; Super Sportsman standout Dwight “A D Sideways” Leib was honored as the Past Driver Inductee into the Hall of Fame. While Lieb’s career also included successful stints in Modifieds and Sprint Cars, his time in the Super Sportsman cars produced the greatest results.

A series champion, Leib scored 68 wins in the Super Sportsman cars, including four wins in the Sportsman 100. Leib ended his driving career following the 1995 racing season.

PAST OWNER/MECHANIC INDUCTEE; Car owner and mechanic Ted Althouse Sr was inducted in the Past Owner/Mechanic catagory. Althouse started his career in the early 1960's as a mechanic with the Class A sportsman cars that would eventually be known as the Super Sportsman. He worked with “Pappy” Ensminger and Earman Fulk before buying his own car in 1965. Fulk drove that first year winning the point title at Fredricksburg.

Fred Putney Sr wheeled the car the following season earning Althouse his first win at Silver Spring. The next several years saw Gary Wolford behind the wheel of Althouse’s #46 racer. Wolford had a breif retirement after the 1970 racing season, and Althouse moved on to help promising rookie driver Elvin Felty. In 1971 Althouse worked on the Ammon allwein racer for Felty, but was back as Felty car owner starting in 1972. They won the Silver Spring track title in 1973, and then moved on to sprint Cars in 1974. While they didn’t win a Sprint Car race, Felty was named the Rookie of the Year at three area tracks.

There were a few Sprint Car wins with Felty over the following years, while Althouse also again joined the un-retired Wolford as the team owner for Super Sportsman racing beginning in 1975. That combination won the Penn national Super sportsman crown in 1977.

That was when Felty moved to the Small block Modified circuit and Althouse built his engines for more than 50 wins over the next five years.

Althouse returned to work with Wolford ‘s own #71 as a mechanic until Wolford suffered career ending injuries at the end of the 1991 racing season. Althouse passed away over the next winter.

PAST MISCELLANEOUS INDUCTEE; Mention the name Vic Gouker to long time local racing fans, and they may not know past miscellaneous inductee. But, mention Vic’s Speed Shop, and fans will remember the Speed Trucks at the local tracks from the early 1960's until the end of the 1991 racing season.

Vic Gouker and his wife Theresa operated Vic’s Speed Shop, in the Hanover area, for many years, helping many local racers along the way.

PRESENT DRIVER INDUCTEE; Simply put, Frankie Herr is the face of super sportsman racing in the area, and has been for nearly two decades. Herr, the Present Driver inductee has won 13 Sportsman Tour titles and 72 races in the Super Sportsman since beginning his career in 1988.

He had raced both go karts and motorcycles before that. But he didn’t just race the super sportsman car either. He raced the 358 sprints long enough to win the 1993 KARS title. Then spent a year in the Super Sprints with a best finish of second.

His first super sportsman tour title came in 1996, and he has won all but two of them since 2001.

PRESENT OWNER/MECHANIC INDUCTEE; Jimmy Russell was born into a racing family, as his father fielded local cars in the 1960's. The Present Owner/Mechanic Inductee began is own career in the late 1970's working with Barry Camp in the J P Russell #26, which quickly gained sponsorship from Camel Express Trucking.

Camel Express took over ownership of the team not long after that, and with Camp and then Jimmy Nace at the wheel, Russel twisted wrenches to wins and point titles at Williams Grove, Selinsgrove, and Susquehanna. With Nace, the team also won the overall Pabst Point title in 1987.

When Camel Express folded their team at the start of the 1990's, Todd shaffer convicned Russell to move on to his team. With Shaffer’s various rides over the next couple of decades Russell plied his trade to numerous wins, and point titles around the local area.

It’s tough to guess how many wins a racing mechanic has scored, but between them Camp, Nace and Shaffer has put up more than 300 wins. It’s safe to say that Russell was around for many more than half of those wins.

PRESENT MISCELLANEOUS INDUCTEE; Like Vic Gouker, the name Allan Holland isn’t well known, but if one were to say “Hosehead” the Present Miscellaneous inductee would be well known.

Allan Holland took the love of racing and the gift of a computer into world wide fame as Hosehead, from Hoseheads.com. It started as little more than a small website with photos taken with “an old film camera, just for fun”, and has evolved into a website known worldwide.

Holland has also worked radio for the Sprint Car network, and pens a column in every issue of Sprint Car and Midget magazine. More recently he has provided a local overall point fund for sprint cars with his administration of the Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Car Series presented by Hoseheads.

DIRECTOR’S CHOICE INDUCTEE; Every so often the directors of the YCRC will honor one of their own with induction in the Hall of Fame for all that person has done for the club. This year Karen Miller was so honored. Miller is the widow of Paul Miller who presided over the YCRC for more than 30 years.

Over that time Karen has done so much behind the scenes work that it is probably safe to say she has been a major part of the club since it’s inception.

SPECIAL AWARDS;

KEVIN GOBRECHT MEMORIAL SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: This year’s Special Achievement Award went to Kolten Gouse. Gouse is a Mechanicsburg native, who now works for the Kasey Kahne sprint car team of driver Daryn Pittman.

Each year Gouse promotes the National Open Benefit during the Williams Grove national Open. In 2014 that benefit raised $35,200. The YCRC Injured Driver’s Fund, the World of Outlaws Benevolent Fund and the Steve King foundation each received a donation of $10,000. The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing, and the Kevin Gobrecht memorial Fund each got $2000. Scott gobrecht presented the award.

ED STAUFFER MEMORIAL MECHANIC OF THE YEAR AWARD; Lee Stauffer presented the Ed Stauffer Memorial award to Ricky Warner. Warner wrenches the Tony Stewart Racing #15 driven by Donny Schatz to the this year’s World of Outlaws title and the Knoxville nationals win.

Warner a native of Newville, helped the team and driver to 26 World of Outlaws wins this season. The car finished every Outlaw race held in 2014.

PAUL MILLER MEMORIAL PRESIDENT’S AWARD; This award in honor of the long time president is presented to someone who does so much for racing and the YCRC. This year Frank Williams was the recipient.

Williams has managed the concession stands for Sel Will Inc for more than 40 years. Starting with Jack Gun at williams Grove and Selinsgrove and moving on to Lincoln when Sel Wil’s current owners purchased that track in the early 1990's.

While he operations concessions at the track Williams is at heart a racing fan, and a great supporter of the YCRC.

The final award at the YCRC banquet was the presentation of the speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil championship awards to Thomasville’s Greg Hodnett , his car owner Michael Heffner and mechanic Ryan Hand.

 

 

Brock Zearfoss Finishes Eighth in A Class Winged Main Event at Tulsa Shootout Zearfoss Qualifies for A-Main in Each Class Entered in Tulsa

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

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

Jonestown, PA (January 4th, 2015) - After spending nearly a week in Tulsa, Oklahoma competing in the nationally recognized Tulsa Shootout, Brock Zearfoss will once again return home to central Pennsylvania as an A-main qualifier in each of his entered divisions. Zearfoss, a Jonestown, Pennsylvania native and full-time ‘410’ sprint car competitor on the ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ circuit, entered two divisions at the 2015 Tulsa Shootout, A Class Winged and Outlaw Winged, and qualified for each A-main. Nearly 300 competitors were entered for action in each of the micro/mini sprint classes at the Tulsa Expo Raceway inside of the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This is the second consecutive year that Zearfoss was able to earn A-main starting positions in both of the classes he entered.

“What a week” said Zearfoss regarding the Tulsa Shootout, “It is a one-of-a-kind deal...drivers from all over the country and from all levels of short track racing enter this event...to be a part of it is really special...I had a lot of help this year and without them, the trip wouldn’t be possible...I can’t thank Adam, Scotty and Kaitlyn enough for their help and support...and especially Susquehanna Valley Speedshop...hopefully we can go back next year and inch a little closer towards that win”

Brock Zearfoss, who’s Tulsa Shootout rides were made possible by Susquehanna Valley Speedshop, was able to qualify for the A Class Winged and Outlaw Winged A-main through a series of heat races and feature qualifiers. Positive results during preliminary competition in each division allowed the Jonestown, Pennsylvania native to earn a starting position in each A-main. Zearfoss kicked off the final evening of Tulsa Shootout competition by finishing 8th in the A Class Winged main event. Unfortunately, a top-ten appearance would not be repeated during the 55-lap Outlaw Winged A-main, as Zearfoss would find himself caught up in an on-track incident. Zearfoss was forced to retire from the event, and was scored 22nd.

“We had an awesome run during the A Class Winged main...hats off to the entire team” said Zearfoss, “Unfortunately, we were in the wrong place at the wrong time during the Outlaw feature...someone broke in front of us, and we had nowhere to go...caused contact and broke something in the steering...regardless, it was a great week and I can’t wait for next year...we’ll go home and start to prepare for the Port Royal Speedway (PA) opener in March.”

News and information regarding Brock Zearfoss’ 2015 schedule will be released in the near future. Stay tuned.

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

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Recent Highlights: Finished 8th in Tulsa Shootout A Class Winged main event; Finished 22nd in Winged Outlaws Tulsa Shootout main event.

2015 Wins: N/A

 

 

 

Gessner takes AHG Series lead

CAMERON Gessner took a third behind Ryan Farrell and Jason Kendrick in round nine of the AHG Sprintcar Series at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night, but it was enough for him to take the series lead.

At the start of the show Gessner was one of 10 drivers to nominate as their Joker round where they doubled their points for the night.

Also playing their hand were Bradley Maiolo, Callum Williamson, Kye Scroop, Daniel Keen, Shane Norris, Brodie Minchin, Troy Beckingham, Robert Watson junior and Jacob Lucas.

Gessner now has 1394 points, only 30 better than David Priolo on 1364, having played his Joker card at a previous round.

Brad Maiolo is now third on 1318 after doubling his points for finishing seventh, ahead of Farrell on 1304 (who played his Joker in Bunbury the previous Saturday night and claimed a DNF), Callum Williamson 1288, Jason Kendrick 1262 (the highest placed driver yet to play his Joker), Kye Scroop 1236, Shaun Bradford 1202, Jamie Maiolo 1184 (both yet to play their Jokers) and Keen 1142.

All drivers who have not played their Joker cards will have them automatically loaded for the next round of the series that will be held at the Perth Motorplex on January 24.

From there the series will be decided on February 7 (World Series Sprintcars), February 21 (World Series Sprintcars Grand Final) and March 14 (Washpod Sprintcar Westernapolis) all run at the Perth Motorplex.

After the series is run and won drivers will then contest the AHG Grand Slam over the final three Motorplex meetings.

AHG Points: Cameron Gessner 1394, David Priolo 1364, Bradley Maiolo 1318, Ryan Farrell 1304, Callum Williamson 1288, Jason Kendrick 1262, Kye Scroop 1236, Shaun Bradford 1202, Jamie Maiolo 1184, Daniel Keen 1142, Jake Beard-Miller 1074, Shane Norris 996, Ryan Lancaster 940, Daniel Harding 894, Lee Nash 814, Kris Coyle 808, Scott Reilly 750, Mark Wells 730, Troy Lawson 680, Brodie Minchin 668, Jason Pryde 610, Troy Beckingham 576, Daryl Clayden 514, Carl Dowling 494, Darren Mewett 472, Ken Sartori 452, Robert Watson junior 440, Brooke Tatnell 438, Kyle Hirst 400, Sheldon Haudenschild 364, Jacob Lucas 364, Sean Zemunik 344, Jeff Leisk 344, Ryan Jones 326, Trent Pigdon 260, Jason Boland 250, Rod Howe 160, Jamie Buszan 118 and Steven Ford 100.

For a full breakdown of where the drivers have scored their points click on the following link

http://organisation.mylaps.com/championship/view.jsp?id=40058#_ga=1.34524008.856081082.1416395459

 

 

RacinBoys Wrapping Up Pay-Per-View of Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout on Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 2, 2015) - RacinBoys will have all of the action from the final day of the 30th annual Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout on Saturday.

The live Pay-Per-View video sponsored by Speedway Motors and Eagle Motorsports is only $19.99 and includes watching the highly anticipated main events from the eight micro sprint classes inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

To purchase, click the top banner on the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from this year's previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

Trey Marcham, Frank Flud and Jonathan Beason have each earned a feature starting position in three main events to lead all competitors heading into Saturday.

RacinBoys broadcasts are brought to you by Lucas Oil Products and MAVTV American Real. Additional sponsors include Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Spire Sports Entertainment, Hyper Racing, Schoenfeld Headers, TBJ Promotions/Driver Websites, Rod End Supply, SpeedMart Inc., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems and Driven Performance.

RacinBoys will also broadcast live video from the 29th annual Chili Bowl Nationals at the River Spirit Expo Center Jan. 13-17 for only $99.99 ($89.99 for premium RacinBoys members) or $25 per day. Chili Bowl action is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. (Central) during the four preliminary nights and at Noon (Central) for the finale.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/broadcast-schedule/ for the four-day Tulsa Shootout package of live video for $64.99 ($54.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $19.99 each.

Buy links are also available for live video of the five-day Chili Bowl for $99.99 ($89.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $25 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 17 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast, which is slated to begin with C Main action. **

 

 

NAPA AUTO PARTS PRESENT 26TH ANNUAL THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, THUNDER SERIES TO OPEN SUNDAY, MAY 24

For the twenty-sixth season, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will return to the Grandview Speedway with six exciting events presented by NAPA Auto Parts. Some one-hundred and fourteen Thunder on the Hill events were presented since Steve Smith and the Black Bandit #19 parked in victory lane at the very first Thunder Series event in August of 1990. Thunder on the Hill is a co-promotion between Grandview Speedway Owner Bruce Rogers and Special events organizer Bob Miller.

The Thunder Series has distributed in excess of $3.8 million dollars in payouts to the various divisions over the years. Thunder on the Hill has offered unique specialty events to include the 410 Sprints, USAC Sprints, WoO Late Models, CRA Non-Wing Sprints, Sportsman, ARDC Midgets, DIRTcar Modifieds, ROC Modifieds, WoO Sprints, 358 Sprints, 358 Modifieds, Late Models, URC Sprints, SCRA Sprints, 600 Sprints, Legends and even the Monster Smash Demolition Derby. The Thunder shows are also unique with event names, fireworks on the parade lap, the Inside/Out Promotion, Joe the Pizza Dude, Pre-race Pit Tours, Race Team Meet & Greets at the front gate, the Grill on the Hill Hot Dog Giveaway in 2014, the annual Quarter Midget Fan Fest and for those who remember when we did the “guest announcer” for a night, offering a fan from the stands an opportunity to call a heat race.

It really is all about the race fans and in 2015, Jay Dugan will return to manage the Thunder on the Hill social media. Jay’s goal is to keep fans informed and engaged in all the happenings of Thunder on the Hill and this includes race night at the track as well as mid-week and during the off season.

In 2015, the Thunder Series will open with the very popular Grandview Thunder 5-25’s, a features only program that will showcase the 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, ARDC Midgets, TSRS 305 Sprints & Legends on Sunday night, May 24.

On Tuesday night, June 2 the 9th Annual EASTERN Storm will open at Grandview Speedway with the USAC Non-Wing Sprints & ARDC Non-Wing Midgets taking part in the Annual Jesse Hockett Classic. This “rub rails and rooster tails” show is always a crowd pleasing event as the USAC stars are not afraid of the Grandview Speedway outside wall.

The third Thunder event will showcase the return of the DIRTCar Modifieds joined by a complete show of the Grandview 358 Modifieds making up the 18th Annual Traffic Jam on Tuesday night, June 16. This is a first time ever presentation of these two premier divisions coming together on the “hill”. The DIRTCar Modifies will battle 60 laps for $6,000 to win as the 358 Modified chase a $3,000 payday in a 30 lap feature. It’s a Double Down for Modifieds Night with an added $1,000 Bonus from Pioneer Pole Buildings for any driver who can Double Down and with both features.

Always a popular event is the Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series when the 410 Sprints and the ROC Modifieds team up on Tuesday night, June 30.

For the first time ever, the Renegade 410 Sprints will make a stop “on the hill” at the Grandview Speedway joined by the 358 Modifieds on Tuesday night, July 28.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will close out 2015 with the Annual House of Thunder Halloween Party and Grandview Thunder 5-25’s on Saturday night, October 17. The features only program will include the 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, ARDC Midgets, TSRS 305 Sprints and Legend Cars along with the Blast from the Past Vintage Cars. This event will start at 6 PM.

2015 Schedule presented by: NAPA Auto Parts, Window World, Pioneer Pole Buildings, GALCO Business Communications

Sunday, May 24 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

5-25’s 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, ARDC Midgets, TSRS 305 Sprints, Legends

Tuesday, June 2 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES- -Jesse Hockett Classic 7:30 PM

USAC NATIONAL WINGLESS SPRINT TOUR & ARDC

Tuesday, June 16 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

SUPER DIRTCAR SERIES MODIFIEDS 18th Annual TRAFFIC JAM & Double Down for Modifieds (Pioneer Pole Buildings)

Big Block Modifieds 60 laps, 358 Modifieds 30 laps