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VP Racing Now The Official Fuel Of Outlaw Speedway Starting In 2021
 

DUNDEE, NY – Outlaw Speedway owner/promoter, Tyler Siri recently announced an agreement with Insinger Performance of Dushore, Pa. to supply the track with VP Racing Fuels for the upcoming 2021 race season.

“Bruce Insinger had been supplying the track with Sunoco Racing Gasoline for the past several seasons, but we decided to make the switch to VP Racing Fuels, stated Siri. We will still have the same two grades of high-octane racing gasoline for the competitors in all our classes.”

With the addition of the Lane’s Yamaha 360 Sprints to the weekly card the added demand will now be for high quality Methanol.

“VP Racing Fuels makes the highest-grade methanol in the industry, claimed Siri. It is 99.9% pure methanol.”

He then went on to say, “We want nothing but the best for our competitors weather its high-grade racing gasoline for Modified, Sportsman, Street Stock, Hobby Stock and 4 Cylinder Mini Stock engines or methanol for the potent injected 360 Sprints, VP provides top quality in all its racing fuels.”

 

 

Reigning POWRi National Champion Looking to go Back-to-Back Views: 140 0 Reigning POWRi National Champion Looking to go Back-to-Back

Belleville, IL (3/1/2021) The 2020 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Champion, Jake Neuman is ready to take on the 2021 season. Neuman will be back behind the wheel of his family-owned team this season and looks to capture more wins for the team. The season will start off at Monarch Motor Speedway Friday, March 19th and Saturday, March 20th.

During the 2020 season Neuman never strayed from the front and captured one win, 8 top five and 18 top ten finishes. Neuman captured his win at Macon Speedway during the Illinois SPEED Weekend towards the end of the season which ultimately helped him lock up the championship with the series.

After years of trying, now that Neuman has a championship under his belt, the 3N team has a whole new look on the 2021 season. “Since we locked up a championship our goal is just to win as many races as we can this season. I just want to go win what we can, and I want to finish in the top five almost every night”

The family-owned team out of New Berlin, IL. will have Jake running full time and maybe an additional car here and there for some races. The 3N team works together as father and son duos. “I think what makes our team the best is that we are really good at the bull rings and just smooth. If you can finish the race, you can win and if you don’t finish you can’t win.”

Jake Neuman and the 3N team will be following the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League for the full 2021 season. The season kicks off in a couple of weeks in Wichita Falls, Tx. for a two-day event. If you can catch Neuman in person in action you can catch it LIVE on MAVTV Plus.

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

 

Park Jefferson Speedway

Jefferson, SD - The excitement is building for the start of the 2021 racing season as the Park Jefferson Speedway readies for the 2021 lid lifter on April 9-10th. Park Jefferson Speedway will once again be IMCA sanctioned and feature an exciting array of travelling racing series to make Park Jefferson a destination for race fans and race teams from across the upper Midwest. With 6 touring racing series competing in 2021 at the track, fans will have plenty to cheer for and something new each and every night at Park Jefferson Speedway. After a year which saw Park Jefferson Speedway achieve national fame and featured former NASCAR drivers Tony Stewart, Kenny Wallace and Ken Schrader, Park Jefferson is excited for the upcoming season and new racers visiting victory lane.

Kicking off the season is the 2 day double header featuring the MSTS Sprint Cars who will present the South Dakota Sprint Car Nationals along with the Tri State Late Models and Night 1 of the IMCA sanctioned modifieds and stock cars. The sprint cars return the following Saturday as the Lucas Oil ASCS Series hits Park Jefferson Speedway along with the RACESaver Sprint Cars. It will be the ASCS first appearance at Park Jefferson since 2016. As the calendar turns to May, the Malvern Bank SLMR Late Models make their annual stop. Memorial Weekend sees a first as the 410 outlaw sprints return as the Northern Outlaw Sprint Association makes its first ever stop at Park Jefferson on Saturday night for 6th annual Memorial Duels which will also pay $1,000 to win the IMCA Modifieds. Monday will see a late afternoon memorial special with the RACESaver Sprints gunning for $1,000 to win. June sees the biggest USMTS race in South Dakota history as the national touring drivers will be gunning for $10,000 at the South Dakota oval. After a June break, the IMCA Midwest Madness Tour will bring night 3 to Park Jefferson on Monday, June 28. The Monster Truck Racing League brings some big-time horsepower to Park Jefferson on July 10th. A Monday night IMCA Modified Special will take center stage on Monday, July 26th after the Silver Dollar Nationals. That Saturday will see the first ever Sioux City Enduro. The pinnacle of the Park Jefferson local racing season will see a shift to Monday and Tuesday nights as the 8th annual J&J Fitting Iron Cup will bring the best IMCA drivers to challenge Siouxlands best for the coveted Iron Cups. The season will wrap up Saturday, August 14th with Season Championship night for the IMCA Modifieds, Stock Cars and Sport Modifieds along with the Tri State Late Models. The complete schedule can be found at www.parkjeff.com/schedule.

With drivers from around the upper Midwest expected throughout the summer, Park Jefferson will offer fans all variety of entertainment during the upcoming season. The staff is working hard on new promotions and give aways each night of racing. For anyone interested in sponsoring these events please contact Lenny Tucker at 712-202-5540 on the track phone.

Park Jefferson Speedway can be found at www.parkjeff.com or at www.facebook.com/parkjeffersonsd or www.twitter.com/parkjeffersonsd.

April 8-Test and Tune All Classes

April 9-South Dakota Sprint Nationals, Midwest Sprint Touring Series, Tri State Late Models, Modifieds, Stock Cars.

April 10-South Dakota Sprint Nationals, Midwest Sprint Touring Series, Tri State Late Models, Modifieds, Stock Cars.

April 17-Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) plus RACESaver Sprints, Modifieds, Stock Cars

May 8-Malvern Bank SLMR Late Models plus Modifieds, Stock Cars, Sport Modifieds

May 29-410 outlaw sprint cars featuring Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprints, Fast Shafts Modifieds, Stock Cars, Sport Modifieds

May 31-$1,000 to win RACESaver Sprint Cars, Modifieds, Stock Cars, Sport Modifieds, Hobby Stocks

June 4- United States Modified Touring Series, Stock Cars, Sport Modifieds, Hobby Stocks

June 28-IMCA Midwest Madness Tour Modifieds, Stock Cars, Sport Modifieds, Hobby Stocks

July 10-Monster Truck Racing League

July 26-$1,000 to win IMCA Modified Fast Shafts Qualifier

July 31-Sioux City Enduro

August 9-J&J Fitting Iron Cup Night #1 Modifieds, Stock Cars, Sport Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Sport Compacts

August 10-J&J Fitting Iron Cup Night #2 Modifieds, Stock Cars, Sport Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Sport Compacts
August 14-Season IMCA Championship Modifieds, Stock Cars, Sport Modifieds plus Tri State Late Models

 

 

Thunderbowl Raceway announces cancelation of the May 27-29 Trophy Cup

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA – March 1, 2021…Due to the continued uncertainty of grandstand capacity and limits, Trophy Cup founder Dave Pusateri has announced that the scheduled running of the Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup presented by Rudeen Racing in May has been canceled.

“With everything still uncertain we have made the decision to cancel the early Trophy Cup in May and shift our focus towards October to make that one bigger and better than ever,” commented Pusateri. “The Trophy Cup has become a happening over the years and we do not want to put it on without having full capacity in the grandstands and the ability to host the special functions. We wanted to have the opportunity to do it right, so we made the decision to simply call this one off and get ready for October.”

The Trophy Cup committee will now place its emphasis on the October 21st, 22nd and 23rd running slated for later this season at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. Teams who competed at the Trophy Cup in 2019 will be sent out early entry forms by June 15th. The October event will again boast a $200,000 total purse with the overall winner taking home $27,000 in winnings for the three nights.

To learn more about the Trophy Cup, which benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation please visit www.trophycup.org – For additional updates follow along on Twitter at https://twitter.com/trophy__cup and be sure to like the event page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/trophycup

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Rich Vogler Classic Brings USAC Back to Winchester on May 9

The 2021 version of the Rich Vogler Classic will celebrate open wheel racing’s rich history at the World’s Fastest Half Mile.
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WINCHESTER, Ind. (February 22, 2021) - The Rich Vogler Classic on Sunday, May 9th marks the much-anticipated return of USAC to Winchester Speedway after a near decade hiatus from the legendary facility. The event will also mark the debut of USAC’s prestigious and historic Silver Crown Series at Winchester Speedway.

The 2021 version of the Rich Vogler Classic will celebrate open wheel racing’s rich history at the “World’s Fastest Half Mile” while paying homage to the legendary life and career of one of motorsport’s greatest talents, the late Rich Vogler. The afternoon 100 lap main event will showcase the beauty and blazing speed of the renowned Silver Crown machines while testing the bravery and skill of some of the world’s best drivers upon the fabled high banks of Winchester.

Tickets for the Rich Vogler Classic are available online now at winchesterspeedway.com/tickets.

The event is a co-promotion between Winchester Speedway and Elite Racing Promotions, which was formed in 2019 by Brady and Xia Xianna Bacon.

“I am extremely excited about the Rich Vogler Classic. Winchester Speedway is a special place to my family and we are honored to play a role in bringing USAC racing back to the high banks,” said 3-time USAC National Sprint Car Champion Brady Bacon, who coincidently lives in Winchester, IN.

“When Charlie Shaw (track owner) first spoke to me about helping Winchester Speedway I said we need to bring USAC back to the Fastest Half Mile,” said Bob Dillner, Promoter of Winchester Speedway. “I had spoken to Levi (Jones - USAC) earlier in 2020 and then Brady called in the fall of last year. We are honored to be working with the Bacon family on this venture because they bring a wealth of knowledge and excitement to this event to honor the legacy of a legendary racer like Rich Vogler.”

The Rich Vogler Classic on Sunday, May 9 will serve at the season opener for the USAC Silver Crown Series.

Winchester’s USAC story began in the inaugural year of the club’s existence, in 1956, when Elmer George scored a 30-lap victory that May aboard Mari George’s HOW Racing No. 21. The event was the start of long storied relationship between the track and series which has resulted in 143 USAC National Sprint Car races held at the track. That late large number of events still ranks Winchester Speedway as the third most all-time with the series. The Fastest Half Mile has also hosted 51 USAC National Midget events held between 1958 & 2000.

USAC’s most recent visit to Winchester Speedway came during the 2011 season when USAC Triple Crown champion Tracy Hines notched the 30-lapper in his own No. 4. It was just two years prior to that, in 2009, when Hines set a new one-lap track record for a USAC Sprint Car around, not only Winchester, but all half-mile racetracks with a blistering lap of 13.964 sec., just a tick under an astounding clip of 129 mph.

Joining the USAC Silver Crown Series at Winchester Speedway on Sunday, May 9 will be the Midwest Old Timers Vintage Racing Club which will feature many open-wheel cars. Fans will be able to witness the progression of the open-wheel machines through the decades when they hit the high banks of the speedway.

For more information regarding the event, please visit the track’s website at winchesterspeedway.com. You can follow @FastestHalfMile on Twitter and Instagram and be sure to like the Winchester Speedway Facebook page. For additional info on the USAC Silver Crown Series, go to usacracing.com.

Winchester Speedway

 

 

Michael’s Mercer Raceway celebrates its historic 70th season in 2021 with a varied schedule to please everyone.

By Jim Balentine
(Mercer,Pa)

2020 was a year of epic proportions as the Covid virus Shut down everything including the start of the 2020 season.. however in mid July the decision was made to go forward with the schedule and ended up with an almost 100% rain free year.

Ed Michaels..now in his 3rd year of his family’s 2nd run of track ownership will provide the racers and the race fan numerous specials including the 70th anniversary of the first night of racing on the historic egg shaped over way back in 1951 with a celebration of legendary drivers who have competed at the speedway.

the 410 sprints will return for many unsanctioned shows with a minimum of $2000 to win. Mercer will also be the kickoff for the return of the famous “Western Pennsylvania Sprint speedweek“ which will be an unsanctioned 410 sprint show on Wednesday June 3rd. It has been since the year 2000 that Mercer was a part of the special 5 night series. The 410s will return on 4/24;6/19; and 7/28 for $2500 to win and will race for $4000 to win on 5/29; July 17th will be the 2nd annual “Ralph Quarterson memorial” Western Pa. sprint championship honoring the “master of Mercer” paying $3300 to win; and on 7/31 for the 1st annual “Guy Griffin memorial” paying $2500 to win. Guy Griffin who won in many divisions at Mercer since 1994 passed away in 2020 after complications from a racing accident in 2017. Third generation driver Adam Kekich from Hermitage Pennsylvania picked up all but one feature event last season and should be back to defend his turf. 6 time track champion Jack Sodeman Jr was the only other victor in the 410s.

The bread and butter of Mercer since 1951, the big block Modifieds will return as the weekly headliner division and will be showcased on 8/7 with the 3rd annual Michaels memorial BRP modified tour paying $5000 to win. The Mod tour will kick off 2021 as part of the annual “Chiller thriller” on 3/27, and will also return for the 1st annual “Rick Hall memorial” on 6/19 honoring the long time modified racer and mod tour board member who passed away in 2019. Last year New York State drivers Phil Vigneri, Erik Rudolph and Chad Brachmann from the big Apple state picking up big paying wins. 2019 and 1995 champ Rex King Sr and his son Rex King Jr and Dave Murdick picked up wins also.

The FASTRAK limited modifieds with the crate 602 motor will return for their 3rd season. Car counts were steadily growing as the season went on. J.R. McGinley, Preston Cope, and Brandon Ritchey picked up their 1st wins in the division as Eric Gabany and Chas Wolbert won 3. 2019 champ Brian Schaffer won once.

The Racesaver 305 sprints have been growing each year and again for 2021 many drivers have moved up from the mod lites and young guns and should help fill the field weekly. The class has been very competitive as well with 2019 track champion Jake Gomola being the only repeat winner!! Veteran Jimmy Morris, Greg Dobrosky who picked up the “Big Mav Classic” in memory of Brandon Hawkins, central Pa standout Garrett Bard and Randy Sterling have been the other victors. The “big Mav classic will return on 7/24!!!

The mini stocks provided the best competition of the year with averaging over 24 cars nightly all battling for the highest paying 1st place regular show money. The mighty Mercer mini stocks had five feature events out of eight that were won by less than one second!!! Adam Aley who returned to racing after a 19 year layoff , picked up his first career win at Mercer as did Phil King who also won both little guy national features and also Andy Thompson !! Adam Aley’s brother Will had one win, Mike Porterfield with two, and former champ Tim Callahan had one.

Other highlights of the 2021 season will be the popular Penn/Ohio pro stocks, a summer enduro, the junior sprints, the return of the hugely successful demo derby and the grand finale the 22nd annual Little guy nationals.

The 2021 season opener is scheduled to kick off on Saturday March 27th with the annual chiller thriller featuring BRP big block modifieds , racesaver 305 sprints, pro stocks , FASTRAK modifieds and the mini stocks with a rain date of Sat April 10th.

The 70th regular season opener is scheduled to begin on Saturday April 24th featuring the 410 sprints paying $2500 to win with racing to begin at 7 pm.

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

 

 

Lucas Oil Speedway offers private, weekday test sessions before and during 2021 season

 WHEATLAND, MO. (March. 1, 2021) - Dirt-track teams looking for some extra preparation for the 2021 season, or fine-tuning during the season, can schedule a private test session at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Cost of a four-hour test session is $1,200 with up to four cars allowed during private session. Only one or two cars are allowed on the track at a time with sessions available from 2-6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Sessions can be scheduled both prior to the Big Adventure Weekly Racing Series opener on April 3 or during the season.

Cars must be ready to begin the session at 2 p.m. as the track will be prepared and race-ready at that time.

Test sessions are open for any type of car scheduled to race at Lucas Oil Speedway this season, but teams running the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series or Lucas Oil MLRA cannot schedule a private session seven days prior to a scheduled series event.

To schedule a private test or to get more information, contact Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton at the speedway (417) 282-5984 or by email at DLorton@lucasoilspeedway.com.

Lucas Oil Speedway's Open Test & Tune is scheduled for 2-6 p.m. March 27 with pit passes $25. The Big Adventure Weekly Racing Series Spring Opener Presented by Benne Media is set for April 3 with the Missouri Metal Buildings ULMA Late Models in the spotlight with a $1,000-to-win main event sponsored by HICKAMO Country Store.

The Weekly Racing Series includes 14 events, from opening night through the Rempfer Memorial Season Championship on Aug. 28, which crowns season champions. Competing classes include Cedar Creek Beef Jerky USRA Modifieds, Missouri Metal Buildings ULMA Late Models, Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods and O'Reilly Auto Parts USRA Stock Cars.

For ticket information for any event during the 2021 Lucas Oil Speedway season, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at Nichole@lucasoilspeedway.com. Fans also can use the online ticketing system.

CONTACT: Danny Lorton Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Office: (417) 282-5984 DLorton@lucasoilspeedway.com  # # #

Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived race recaps, previews and driver features, along with ticket information and schedules can be found by visiting LucasOilSpeedway.com.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its 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 LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking "Like" at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway

About Lucas Oil Speedway Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the top five racing facilities in the nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, approximately an hour from Springfield, Missouri, and just an hour and a half from the Kansas City metro area, the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks" lives up to its title.

Twenty-One VIP Luxury Suites, HD Jumbo-Tron Screen, Stadium Style Musco Sports Lighting, a Bose Sound System, Go-Kart Slick Track, The Diamond Bar, Track Treasures Gift Shop, the best track food in the country and paved pits are a few of the spectacular amenities setting the Diamond of Dirt apart. This year marks the ninth season for the Liquid Quarter Mile Drag Racing Lake, "Lake Lucas." New for 2017 was all-purpose built Off Road facility featuring the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series as well as a host of other regional events.

Lucas Oil Speedway's dirt oval track plays host to some of the largest and most-popular events in the Midwest with national and regional touring series appearing frequently including: The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, POWRi Midget National Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, United States Modified Touring Series, ASCS Sprint Cars and the Lucas Oil MLRA.

In addition to the special events, the Lucas Oil Speedway Weekly Racing Series features the ULMA Late Models, USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods.

 

 

Doran Racing’s Swanson Wins Dave Steele Memorial

At Showtime Speedway for the Second Year in a Row

CLEARWATER, Fla., March 1 — Doran Racing and Kody Swanson got their 2021 asphalt sprint car season off to an excellent start Saturday night by winning the “Dave Steele Memorial World Non-Winged Championship 125” at Showtime Speedway for the second year in a row.

Swanson, of Zionsville, Ind., drove the Lebanon, Ohio-based team’s brand-new No. 77 Beast chassis sponsored by Glenn Farms of Woodland, Ga., to a 4.220-second victory on the three-eighths-mile asphalt oval for the $5,000 top prize. It was the first event for both the blue car and its Chevy LS V8 engine.

The victory came after a hard-fought battle with Kyle O’Gara, who started on the pole and led the first 100 laps before Swanson passed him on lap 101 of the 125-lap event with a move to the inside as the pair flew down the frontstretch. The handling of O’Gara’s car started to go away with about 20 laps to go, resulting in Swanson’s large margin of victory. Prior to that the pair duked it out for about 55 intense laps, with Swanson running directly behind O’Gara or alongside him before he was able to make a pass stick.

L.J. Grimm, Shane Butler and Tyler Roahrig rounded out the top five in the 17-car field that featured many of the same drivers Swanson will face in the PayLess Little 500 at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway on May 29.

Swanson was the fastest qualifier with a time of 13.566 seconds, earning a bonus from the parents of the late Dave Steele, Mac and Carol Steele. Due to the luck of the draw he started fourth behind O’Gara, Joe Ligouri and Dakota Armstrong.

He moved into third on lap five by passing Ligouri. He took second on lap 22 when he passed Armstrong in Turns 1 and 2, and then set his sights on O’Gara.

There were seven yellows and two reds in the first part of the race, but the last 34 laps went non-stop.

The yellow and subsequent red on lap 24 could have been disastrous. First two cars running in the back of the field spun in Turn 4 to bring out the caution flag. As the field proceeded around the track, Armstrong launched himself over Shane Butler’s car, becoming airborne but landing on all four wheels. At that point the red flag waved for oil on the speedway.

Butler, who was running right behind Swanson, didn’t slow down and went up and into Swanson’s car on the backstretch. Butler’s car was hooked into the right side of Swanson’s car when they stopped. Luckily they got unhooked and both drivers were able to continue.

O’Gara set the fastest lap of the race on lap 45 with a time of 13.322 seconds. Swanson set the second-fastest lap of the race on lap 107 with a time of 13.331 seconds. Roahrig was third-fastest with a 13.460 on lap 63.

“It means a lot to win this race in honor of Dave Steele, and to race in memory of a friend,” Swanson said in victory lane. “Thanks to the entire Doran Racing team for busting their tails, and to everyone who supports us. It takes many hands.

“I was trying very hard; Kyle is a great racer,” Swanson continued. “He is tough here at Showtime for sure. The longer the race goes, the hourglass is running out of sand, and I tried to pass him for many laps. He developed a little push, and that allowed us to get around him.”

On Friday night at Showtime Swanson overcame involvement in a pre-race crash to finish fourth in the 30-lap non-wing sprint car feature, which O’Gara won. The accident occurred when Butler spun during the initial start and collected the cars of Swanson, Grimm, Johnny Gilbertson and Ronnie Wuerdeman on the backstretch near Turn 2 with no laps down. Luckily Swanson was able to continue and he had a dramatic rally at the end even though his car’s right-front tire was losing air. On lap 29 Swanson moved into fifth by passing Armstrong, and on the last lap both he and Armstrong passed Liguori to vault Swanson into fourth.

Both Friday and Saturday’s races were broadcast live on Speed51.tv.

For more information on Doran Racing see DoranRacing.com.

 

 

Sides Excited for Return to World of Outlaws Competition This Week

Inside Line Promotions - BARTLETT, Tenn. (March 1, 2021) - A pair of dirt ovals in Florida set the stage for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series return to action this weekend.

Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville hosts an event on Friday and East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa is the site of a show on Saturday. Both tracks are familiar ovals for veteran Jason Sides.

"I think it will be different than the DIRTcar Nationals," he said in reference to Volusia Speedway Park. "With it being a one-night show we won't have near the whole spectacle of catering and campers and all that stuff. I think it will be the same, just without the whole atmosphere. I'd say the track will stay a little better all night without all the cars there."

Sides then heads to an oval where he is used to tackling the King of the 360s, which is a 360ci winged sprint car event that follows the DIRTcar Nationals each February. Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., is a partner for Sides Motorsports and helps East Bay Raceway Park. That is the main reason why Sides is usually granted permission to race the event each year. This year he was denied the opportunity to compete, but he now gets a chance to head to the track this weekend.

"I love that track," he said. "I think a key is being able to read the track. Also, we went and tire tested there in like 2000. In the course of two days I must have done 1,000 laps while we were testing. I just never got out of the car."

The goal for this weekend is to put together two consistent nights.

"With those being single-day races the goal is to get in there, not have any problems and earn a top 10 at Volusia and a top five at East Bay," Sides said.

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 1 top 15, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., and Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Fla., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

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"I've used VRP Shocks for many years because they are the best on the market," he said. "We rely on VRP Shocks to give us consistency each and every night from track to track across the county on the World of Outlaws circuit."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Dancer Logistics, Inc., R.E. Enterprises, Jim Schuhknecht, TORA TORA, FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Brad, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Gravel Resumes World of Outlaws Season This Weekend in Florida

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (March 1, 2021) - David Gravel has remained in his home state for the last few weeks since the 2021 season began.

Inclement weather postponed the last three weekends of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season since the season opener in Florida at the beginning of February. Following nasty weather along the southern United States and the western swing being cancelled because of the pandemic, the reboot for the season begins this weekend back in Florida.

Gravel, a native of Connecticut who now resides in Florida, will guide Big Game Motorsports into Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville on Friday before venturing to East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa on Saturday.

"For me it's a great thing," he said. "I get to drive to and from the track from my home. It's about three hours. Our rig has been parked at my place the last couple of weeks so that makes it easy."

Gravel enjoyed a strong debut with Big Game Motorsports when the team captured four straight fourth-place finishes at Volusia Speedway Park last month. Friday's event will make five consecutive races at the half-mile oval.

"I have no idea what we'll get for car count," he said. "I'm guessing we'll have less cars and qualifying will be fairly equal. We might not have a support class. The track might be different from what we're used to. I think we have a good notebook. Hopefully we have speed when we unload again and we'll try to get in the dash."

The weekend concludes at a track where the World of Outlaws last competed in 1983. Gravel posted a fifth-place finish during the 2014 King of the 360s at East Bay Raceway Park. He finished 14th during an Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions race there in 2010, which was his most recent 410ci winged sprint car start at the track.

"I ran a 360 race there in the No. 59 in 2014 and I went there with the All Stars in the No. 89g," he said. "I ran a micro there when I was younger.

"The surface is different. It's usually very wet and greasy and then it will tack up. Sometimes it gets more wet as the night goes on. It's definitely a unique track to read with how the surface geos. I like going to places where a lot of the Outlaws don't have a lot of experience. A lot of teams won't have notes there."

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., and Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Fla., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

THE SHOWDOWN -

THE SHOWDOWN is one of the biggest weeks of racing for winged sprint car drivers. The action begins on June 20 with a $5,000-to-win 410ci winged sprint car event followed by two days of the Huset's 50. All three nights are hosted by Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., before Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., showcases the famed AGCO Jackson Nationals June 24-26. The final five nights of THE SHOWDOWN are World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races with a total purse exceeding $500,000. Additionally, if a driver is able to win the final night of the Huset's 50 and the AGCO Jackson Nationals he or she will bring home a whopping $180,000.

TICKET LINK -

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

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Anticipating Return to Kern County Raceway Park

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (March 1, 2021) - Dominic Scelzi is gearing up for a two-day 360ci winged sprint car event at Kern County Raceway Park this weekend.

The dirt oval in Bakersfield, Calif., had been slated to host the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this Friday and Saturday. Series officials recently pulled out from the weekend in concern over the pandemic. Meanwhile track officials said the show will go on.

"I think it's going to be a good deal," Scelzi said. "I feel like I made 1,000 calls yesterday talking to who was going to be there.

"I love the race track. It's the perfect size and shape to create exciting events. We don't get to race there very much, but it's been exciting every single time we've raced there. I'm excited for them to do their first winged 360 event."

Scelzi has visited the track four times - all with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series. He placed third during his inaugural race in 2018 before ending seventh later that season. Scelzi swept two trips to the track in 2019.

"The first time we went there we were solid and fought to possibly win the race," he said. "The second time we went there I wasn't going to win it, but we were pretty good and a second-place car. I got together with a guy and ended up not finishing. We were super, super good. Then we swept the season there in 2019. I feel like the worst I should have finished was third so I feel really good going back there.

"It's been different almost every time I've been there. Sometimes the track is slick and they rework it. Sometimes it's wet to start with and gets slick and wide. Hopefully it will be slick, wide and racy. I feel confident no matter what the surface is like."

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., with the King of the Thunder Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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Scelzi would like to thank Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Whipple Superchargers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Roth Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Schoenfeld Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, K&N Filters, Sparco, Allstar Performance, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Auto Meter and Worldwide Bearings for their continued support.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Makes Late Move to Net Second Place Finish at Marysville Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA: After a mistake cost him a top finish one week ago in Hanford, CA, Tanner Carrick would not let the same thing happen to him on Saturday night in Marysville, CA as he would make a late race move to record a second-place finish at the ‘Open Wheel Sprint Car Opener’.

“We had another really fast racecar,” Tanner Carrick said. “My draw skills are a little rusty evidently, but to come forward on a pretty hooked up track and finish second to (younger brother) Blake is pretty cool.”

Very pleased with the speed he has had early in 2021, Carrick would set his night up nicely as he timed the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T machine in second fastest in time trials.

Working his way to a second-place finish in heat race competition, the Lincoln, CA driver would find himself pulling the seven pill, placing him in the fourth row to start the feature event.

On a very fast and narrow racing surface, Carrick would slowly work his way forward though he would need to be extremely patient with the everyone turning down great lap times.

Jockeying for position early, Carrick would settle into the sixth position, before moving into fourth after a lap eighth caution.

Spending much of the race in fourth as the track never really widened out, Carrick would move into third with just four laps left in the race. Chasing after Brent Bjork in the closing laps, Carrick would get by his competitor on the race’s final lap to finish in second and make it a one-two finish for Carrick Motorsports.

“It was tough starting that far back on a track that fast,” Carrick said. “I do think it shows how strong our team is, and we are all really excited for the year ahead and to finally get back racing.”

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 2, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 1, Top 10’s: 2

ON TAP: Carrick is slated to return to action this Friday and Saturday in Chico, CA for the Silver Cup.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1, and by clicking over to www.tannercarrick.com.

 

 

Justyn Cox Fights Forward to Finish Eighth at Marysville Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA: With a full slate of races lined up with C&M Motorsports in 2021, Justyn Cox took advantage of a rare opportunity to run his family-owned car over the weekend and ended up advancing from 15th to finish eighth at Marysville Raceway.

“We have some plans to have a few other people drive the No. 31c this year, so we wanted to get it out and make sure everything was good to go on it, and have some fun,” Cox said. “We really missed it in qualifying and it kind of set us back for the rest of the night after we were unable to win our heat race.”

Timing the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Michael David Winery backed No. 31c machine in 16th fastest in qualifying time trials, Cox would line up on the pole of his heat race.

With some grease still sitting on the bottom of the track for heat race action, the inside lane would be tough on this night. Losing some ground on the start of the race, Cox would settle into the second position where he would go on to finish.

Moving into the feature event, the Clarksburg, CA pilot would take the green flag from the 15th starting position on a surface that was still extremely hooked up and fast.

From the back of the pack, Cox would slowly work his way forward though passing would prove to be extremely tough on this night. Working up into 13th during the race’s opening laps, Cox would finally track the Top-10 just after a lap eighth restart.

Able to take over the eight position on the 10th lap, Cox would settle in as the rest of the race ripped off in rapid fire fashion.

Trying to better his track position on a few occasions, Cox would think better of forcing any issues as he capped the night off with an eighth-place finish.

“The results weren’t great, but we did a good job of coming forward on a really tough track, and everything felt pretty good which was a big reason we came out,” Cox said. “Thanks to Rod Tiner, Jr, and everyone that supports our team and helps it get around the track.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Michael David Winery, Five Window Beer Company, MDW Sports, Cranked Naturals, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, Arai, Racing Optics, All American Powder Coating, VSR, , Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Don Ott Racing Engines, and Richmond Engines for their support in 2021!

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

ON TAP: Cox and C&M Motorsports will resume their 2021 campaign this weekend as they will be in action at the Silver Cup in Chico, CA on Friday and Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Justyn Cox by following him on Twitter @JustynCox__JC.

 

 

Offill 10th at Marysville Raceway to Open 2021

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting his 2021 season kicked off on Saturday night, Kyle Offill and the Country Builders Racing team checked in at Marysville Raceway where the Tracy, CA driver would pick up a 10th place finish after dealing with some opening night gremlins.

“Saturday night was a pretty solid start to our season,” Kyle Offill said. “It was nice to work with Brandon Ikenberry, and I look forward to getting in a few more races with him while he is out in California.”

With the track taking a little longer than normal to come in, Offill would appreciate the late time trial draw as he would time the Country Builders/Ochoco West/Brown and Miller backed No. 88 machine in ninth fastest amongst the 24 cars checked in for action.

Putting his machine on the front row of his heat race, Offill would take advantage of the prime starting position as he would leave the field in his wake. Able to race his way to the win, Offill would earn a spot in the nightly redraw where the six pill placed him in the third row for his first feature event of the season.

As the race came to life, Offill would feel something amiss on the right front corner of his car. Realizing it was a shock issue, Offill would have his hands full as he dealt with the problem on a surface that was extremely heavy and hooked up.

Hanging on to a couple of close calls that nearly saw him lose the handle on his machine, Offill would continue to keep his mount inside the Top-10.

When the fast-paced feature event came to a close, Offill would bring his Maas Bro./Reliable Lumber/Boise Cascade entry home with a 10tbh place finish to kick off the 2021 season.

“In the feature something went south with our right-front shock, and I was really on the right-front which was tricky with how the track was,” Offill noted. “We had a couple of close calls that could have been bad, but happy with the Top-10. Again, thanks to Brandon, my family, and everyone that continue to help our team out. Looking forward to getting back to racing.”

Kyle Offill would like to thank Country Builders, Ochoco West, Brown and Miller, Maas Bros., Reliable Lumber, Boise Cascade, Offill Family Farms, Weld Wheels, HRP, FK Shocks, Arai America Helmets, Hinchman Racewear, Maxim Chassis, and B. Scadden Design for their continued support.

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

ON TAP: Offill and team are not sure where they will be in action next.

 

 

Sean Becker 11th During Debut with Vertullo Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night saw Sean Becker make his debut with Vertullo Motorsports as the team checked in at Marysville Raceway. When it was all said and done, Becker recorded an 11th place finish, but the return to racing has the Roseville, CA driver excited for what is to come.

“It was great to get the season started with a new team,” Sean Becker said. “The more we race together, the more speed we will continue to show.”

With 24 cars checked in at Marysville Raceway for the ‘Open Wheel Sprint Car Opener’, Becker timed the Starr Property Management/G&N Construction backed No. 83V machine in 15th fastest.

Making the heat race inversion, Becker would line up on the front row of the third heat race, but the bottom groove proved to the place to start all night long. S

Slipping back to finish third, Becker would miss out on a spot in the redraw but was still safely in the feature event and would take the green flag from the 14th starting position.

On a very hooked up and fast racing surface, passing would prove to be pretty tricky as drivers were forced to gain ground by taking advantage of others mistakes. With the first attempted start being waived off, the second start would see ‘The Shark jump up to the 10th position when the race came to life.

Racing in a tight gaggle of cars around the ¼ mile track, Becker would crack the Top-10 before the caution flew on the eighth lap.

When the race picked back up, Becker would find himself up in the seventh position before the race’s halfway point. In some close quarters racing action, he would lose a pair of spots on the 10th lap before slipping back to 11th with just 10-laps to go in the race.

With the back half of the race clicking off laps in torrid fashion, ‘The Shark’ would flirt with cracking the Top-10, but would close his first night out in the Vertullo Motorsports machine with an 11th place finish.

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

ON TAP: Becker is slated to return to action this weekend at Silver Dollar Speedway for the Silver Cup.

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

 

 

Hard work at the front

Chris Solomon claimed victory and took out his first A Main win for the season in the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series Saturday night at Timmis Speedway Mildura. The battle for the win between Solomon’s Tuckett Motorsport V83 and Rusty Hickman’s V40 was worth the price of admission alone as they both weaved their way through lap traffic with Solomon stepping up another level and pulled away from Hickman. “It’s so much work being up the front, I can see why I don’t do it very often.’ said the modest Solomon at the post race interview. Rusty Hickman came home in second with a hard charging SA33 Mark Caruso hot on his tail in the dying laps locking in 3rd. SA10 Steven Caruso was gaining on brother Mark finished in 4th and the V39 Brett Smith with his best result for the season rounding out the top 5.

Heavy hitters lined up on the front row with Hickman in P1 and Mark Caruso beside him. V34 Brenten Farrer lined up in 3rd and V73 Charles Hunter 4th. Hickman got the start but after starting in 5th Solomon was already in 2nd within a lap. Reds were bought on quickly by Hunter hooking a rut in turn 3 and ended up on the wall ending his night. Young hard charger Ben Morris was again showing speed and quickly up into 3rd was next to bring on the yellows leaving VA50 Jesse Nicholas nowhere to go unfortunately ending the night for both of them. Farrer slipped back in the field at the start but was working his way to the front running the high line but unfortunately was the next casualty of the night flipping hard in Turn 1, he walked away but his car wasn’t as lucky. Local racer and All Star Rookie Jason Bolitho had his best finish for the season in front of his home crowd. Bolitho showing more speed and looking more comfortable in the car each show he runs finished 6th. VA9 Dan Evans and VA99 Corey Sandow both had promising nights and both appearing to solve the gremlins they have had over the season so far with Evans home in 7th and Sandow home in 9th.

Heat racing was incident free but joy turned quickly into disappointment for young 17 year old charger Todd Moule picking up his second heat win for the season but rolled in for his heat win interview with a hole in the side of his engine which naturally ended the night for the D26 Maxim.

“Racing was hard and fast under difficult conditions but our guys put on a fantastic show for the crowd.” Searle told us at the end of the night

Heat wins – Charles Hunter, Rusty Hickman x 2, and Todd Moule

A Main results: 1st Chris Solomon, 2nd Rusty Hickman, 3rd Mark Caruso, 4th Steven Caruso, 5th Brett Smith, 6th Jason Bolitho, 7th Daniel Evans, 8th Phil Lock, 9th Corey Sandow, 10th Jarman Dalitz, 11th Kristy Ellis, 12th Zac Farrer, 13th Dan Scott- DNF, 14th Brenten Farrer - DNF, 15th Ben Morris – DNF, 16th Jessie Nicholas - DNF, 17th Adam Cullinger – DNF, 18th Jay Brown– DNF, 19th Charles Hunter – DNF

Contingency Winners IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Jarman Dalitz - $100 cash Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Phil Lock – Vortex Front Wing Hoosier Hero – Chris Solomon – Hoosier WAV tyre Flocon Lucky 7 – Daniel Evans - $100 cash Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – Steven Caruso - $200 cash All Star Hot Arse Award –Jason Bolitho - Fire Extinguisher TEH Hard Charger – Jarman Dalitz - $100 bonus BF 10 – Jarman Dalitz - $100 Fuel Card Oval Express Quick Time overall for Hot Laps – Rusty Hickman - $50 cash

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2021

Callum Williamson is the toast of the town after he claimed the 2020-21 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series at Bunbury Speedway on Saturday night.

It is Williamson Motorsport’s maiden championship win and releases the stranglehold that Jason Kendrick has had on the series for the three previous summers.

Two rounds were held at the South West venue - rounds 12 and 13 - to determine a new champion.

Kaiden Manders had the points lead (1772) over Williamson and Dayne Kingshott (1770) each heading into the Bunbury round, however when each driver dropped their worst points round, it was Williamson who had the upper hand (1666 points) to Kingshott’s 1654 and Manders’ 1652, making it a tense battle and one that was infused with countless scenarios.

In the first feature race Kingshott took a second and Williamson a third, while Manders crashed out, effectively making it a two-horse championship race for the second of the feature races.

Wiliamson had a 10-point buffer and if he stayed in front of Kingshott in the final feature, the championship was his - and that’s exactly how it transpired.

Kingshott is the series runner up while Kris Coyle claimed third, Kendrick fourth and Manders fifth.

Here is how the night eventuated.

 

 

I-70 Motorsports Park Adds Tony Stewart's All Star Circuit of Champions

Fans of I-70 Speedway in Odessa, Missouri will get to see Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions this summer. The one-day sprint car show will take place on Tuesday evening, July 27, with activities beginning around 7:00pm. Racing teams participating in the event will open with hot laps followed by qualifying time trials, heat races, and features.

The weeknight race is expected to draw teams that travel with the All Star Circuit of Champions, as well as regional teams. I-70 Speedway Track manager Tommie Estes Jr. provided further insight saying “Since this event date doesn’t conflict with any area races we expect teams from regional tracks including Knoxville to compete in I-70’s All-Star show. We’ve already started hearing from racers like Kansas City’s Brian Brown that they are looking forward to the race.”

The new addition to the dirt track schedule at I-70 Speedway brings the total number of dirt track events to six with the World of Outlaws season opener on April 30, & May 1, followed by the All Star Circuit of Champions on July 27, and the Lubbock Wrecker Service 305 Sprint Car Nationals on September 23-25, 2021. For more schedule information stay tuned to www.i70motorsportspark.com and @I70MotorsportsPark on Facebook.

 

 

ARIZONA ERA OF WESTERN MIDGET RACING FIRES OFF THIS WEEKEND AT ADOBE MOUNTAIN

 

WATSONVILLE, CALIF. (February 26, 2021) – Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction opens up its 2021 season on Saturday with the beginning of a new era, as teams descend on Adobe Mountain Speedway for the inaugural Arizona event for the series. The race kicks off a 26-race slate for the stock production-powered Midgets that will race in Northern California, Southern California, and Arizona throughout the season.

 

Saturday’s event will be a non-points paying race to help get action up to speed at the dirt track in Glendale, Ariz. A host of other divisions will share the card including the NOW600 Cactus Region Micro Sprints. A mix of both California and Arizona-based competitors will be competing in this debut round. The WMR championship season fires off in earnest on March 20th at Adobe Mountain. Drivers will be chasing a $1000 to win points fund based off their best 12 finishes of the year. An additional $3,000 in cash prizes will be offered through the new WMR Road Warrior Awards program

 

All drivers will earn raffle tickets based on the number of starts they make throughout the year, earning entries into drawings for both cash and contingency prizes. A grand prize will be offered to the driver who makes the most starts in the series with the Road Warrior Award.

 

The first Ocean Speedway WMR date is March 26 while Ventura sees its first WMR action of the year on April 3.

 

Activities begin Friday night with practice from 5pm to 9pm with pit passes available for $20. Saturday’s action sees pit gates open at noon with the drivers meeting at 3:00pm Wheel packing will be at 3:30pm with racing to follow. Pit passes are $30 while general admission tickets are $10. CDC guidelines will be enforced including social distancing and masking. Tarps are required under race cars in the pit area as well.

 

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

 

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, King Racing Products, and BR Motorsports.

 

Date

Track

February 27

Adobe Mountain Speedway

March 20

Adobe Mountain Speedway

March 26

Ocean Speedway

April 3

Ventura Raceway

April 10

Adobe Mountain Speedway

April 16

Ocean Speedway

May 1

Ventura Raceway

May 8

Adobe Mountain Speedway

May 14

Ocean Speedway

May 15

Petaluma Speedway

June 5

Ventura Raceway

June 11

Ocean Speedway

June 25

Ocean Speedway

June 26

Ventura Raceway

July 16

Ocean Speedway

July 30

Ocean Speedway

July 31

Petaluma Speedway

August 21

Ocean Speedway

August 28

Ventura Raceway

September 11

Ventura Raceway

September 18

Adobe Mountain Speedway

October 2

Adobe Mountain Speedway

October 10

Petaluma Speedway

October 16

Ventura Raceway

October 30

Ventura Raceway

November 13

Adobe Mountain Speedway


 

 

The 2021 Knoxville Raceway season is our biggest yet!

Don't miss out on any of the action. Purchase your tickets on Monday via www.knoxvilleraceway.com or by calling our ticket office at 641-842-5431.
AVAILABLE MONDAY, MARCH 1
NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's


Starting Monday, all tickets will be available for the 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's, August 11-14, 2021.

Single-day tickets range from $43 to $49 for Wednesday and Thursday qualifying nights. Friday's FVP Preliminary Night tickets are available starting at $46. Saturday's finale tickets range from $49 to $56. Prices are determined by seating row selected. Two-day, three-day and four-day packages are also available.

Camping at the North Campground is also available for purchase. Four-day ticket packages must be purchased prior to purchasing a camping site. Camping reservations must be made by phone at 641-842-5431 and cannot be booked online. There is no at-track camping available for this event.
CORN BELT 150 - NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES


Practice Night for the inaugural Corn Belt 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event will be held on Thursday, July 8. Tickets are $10 for anyone 13 years of age and over. Guests 12 and under are free. All tickets for practice night are General Admission only.

Three-day camping reservations can also be purchased starting Monday. Camping is available at the track's North Campground, roughly 1/2-mile north of the track on Highway 14. Camping is $40 per night and includes water accessibility and electric. Camping reservations can only be made by phone at 641-842-5431 and cannot be booked online. There is no at-track camping available for this event.

My Place Hotels is offering a 15% discount on reservations booked for July 8-10. Use code "KNOXRACE" when booking online at myplacehotels.com or by calling the Altoona (515-348-7161) or Ankeny (515-381-0589) locations. Offer is only good for the Altoona and Ankeny locations.
Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals


Three-day ticket packages for the Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals will be available for purchase starting Monday.

Ticket packages range from $50 to $110. Prices are determined by seating row selected.

Individual night tickets will go on sale Thursday, April 1.

Camping at the North Campground is also available for purchase. Camping reservations must be made by phone at 641-842-5431 and cannot be booked online.
My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank


Three-day ticket packages for the My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank will be available for purchase starting Monday.

Ticket packages range from $50 to $95. Prices are determined by seating row selected.

Individual night tickets will go on sale Thursday, April 1.

Camping at the North Campground is also available for purchase. Camping reservations must be made by phone at 641-842-5431 and cannot be booked online. There is no at-track camping available for this event.

My Place Hotels is offering a 15% discount on reservations booked for August 4-7 and August 11-14. Use code "KNOXVILLE21" when booking online at myplacehotels.com or by calling the Altoona (515-348-7161) or Ankeny (515-381-0589) locations. Offer is only good for the Altoona and Ankeny locations.
Brownells Big Guns Bash - World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series


Two-day ticket packages for the Brownells Big Guns Bash with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series go on sale Monday.

Ticket packages range from $30 to $80. Prices are determined by seating row selected.

Individual night tickets will go on sale Thursday, April 1.

Fatheadz Eyewear Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank


On Monday, tickets will be available for the Fatheadz Eyewear Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank on Sunday, August 8.

Tickets range from $15 to $30. Prices are determined by seating row selected.

Camping at the North Campground is also available for purchase. Camping reservations must be made by phone at 641-842-5431 and cannot be booked online. There is no at-track camping available for this event.
Corn Belt Clash


The Corn Belt Clash - Knoxville's only non-wing sprint car event - will be held on Saturday, July 10 as part of the inaugural Corn Belt Weekend.

Tickets will be available for the $20,000-to-win event starting Monday and range from $10-$35 for reserved seats. General admission tickets are free for children 12 and under and $30 for ages 13 and up.

Winged 410 sprint cars will also be competing on Saturday, July 10.

Camping reservations require a three-night minimum stay and is only available at the North Campground. Reservations can be made by calling 641-842-5431.

 

 

Knoxville Nationals Winning Cars Showcased at National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum!

Knoxville, IA, February 25, 2021 – With the 60th running of the Knoxville Nationals scheduled for this August, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa is showcasing winning cars from sprint car racing’s biggest event. Currently, twelve Knoxville Nationals winning cars are on display in the museum, open seven days a week.

Cars on display include Kenny Weld’s 1965 winning super-modified entry. Kenny Gritz’s winning 1969 entry is on display, as is Karl Kinser’s first winner, driven by Dick Gaines in 1974 to the closest finish in Nationals history. Doug Wolfgang won the first of his five Nationals in Bob Trostle’s #20 in 1977, and Steve Kinser’s first winner in 1980 was also owned by Bob Trostle and is on display as well. Wolfgang’s dominant 1989 sprinter is on display, as is 1996 winner Mark Kinser’s. Two of Tony Stewart’s wins as an owner are represented in Danny Lasoski’s 2004 entry, and Donny Schatz’s tribute to Mario Andretti in 2009. The 50th Knoxville Nationals was won by Tim Shaffer. That car, as well as Jason Johnson’s popular 2016 victory are on display. The latest addition to the collection is the most recent Nationals winner. The Jason Johnson Racing #41 piloted by David Gravel arrived recently to bring the Nationals winners in the museum to an even dozen. A special section is also dedicated to videos and memorabilia surrounding the 60 years of the Knoxville Nationals.

“Of course, we started collecting these cars a year ago, in anticipation of the 60th running of the Nationals, but we all know that was postponed,” says Bill Wright, the Museum Coordinator at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. “We’re very fortunate to have some very cooperative museum supporters in these owners, who have allowed us to hang on to these cars to display a little longer! We’d like to thank the Museum of American Speed in Lincoln, Nebraska, Ron Fick, Danny Lasoski, Tony Stewart, Aaron Call and Janet Holbrook and Bobbi Johnson. We’re hoping to add one or two cars yet this spring, so stay tuned, and come on in and see us!”

Of course, the museum still has many displays going on including the “Salute to Champion Greg Hodnett.” Currently, the theater is playing the “Best of 2020,” featuring the best main events of the past year.

The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Weekday hours will expand to 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting April 1.

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the special events happening here, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

One Sprint Capital Place

Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-6176

Fax: 641-842-6177

E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com

Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through Feb. 25

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Brooklyn Holland, Kerman, Calif., 40; 2. Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., 39; 3. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 38; 4. Austin Warmerdam, Lemoore, Calif., 37; 5. Blaine Fagundes, Hanford, Calif., 36; 6. Brad Hohlbauch, Visalia, Calif., 33; 7. Richard Weddle, Visalia, Calif., 32; 8. Tyler Gray, Templeton, Calif., 31; 9. Brandon Stidham, Kerman, Calif., 30; 10. Connor Danell, Visalia, Calif., 29; 11. Brandon Emmett, Caruthers, Calif., 28; 12. Chris Stevens, Fresno, Calif., 27; 13. Grant Champlin, Han­ford, Calif., 26.

KMJ Performance State Standings

California – 1. Brooklyn Holland, Kerman, Calif., 40; 2. Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., 39; 3. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 38; 4. Austin Warmerdam, Lemoore, Calif., 37; 5. Blaine Fagundes, Hanford, Calif., 36; 6. Brad Hohlbauch, Visalia, Calif., 33; 7. Richard Weddle, Visalia, Calif., 32; 8. Tyler Gray, Templeton, Calif., 31; 9. Brandon Stidham, Kerman, Calif., 30; 10. Connor Danell, Visalia, Calif., 29.

 

 

DEFENDING CHAMPION SWANSON LATEST STEELE 125 ENTRANT

February 24, 2021 – Pinellas Park, Florida - Defending “Dave Steele World Non Wing Sprint Car Championship 125” winner Kody Swanson today announced he will participate in the weekend’s 125-lap $5,000-to-win event. Until today, it was uncertain if he would attempt to defend his title.

Swanson has been busy this month to say the least. He had been competing in Super and Pro Late Model events at New Smyrna Speedway as part of its annual World Series. Swanson picked up a Pro Late Model feature victory and captured the Pro Late Model World Series championship. Until recently, Swanson wasn’t sure if he would be able to participate in this weekend’s event. He and his Doran Enterprises Racing team have been thrashing to get the car ready to head to Florida.

“The Winter always goes by faster than you’d like” explained Swanson. “Getting some parts back and things like that, that maybe didn’t fit quite like you planned, or just little things that snowball, set us behind. Hopefully by now we have all that addressed and get down there and have a good weekend”.

With getting a late start on this year’s event, Swanson knows track time for him will be limited until racing begins Friday night. ”It would be great to have more track time, with the way things unfolded, we didn’t have a chance to get down there like maybe we would have liked to do. What is nice is we have good notes from last year. We have a little bit of experience from last year. It seems like the track down there can fluctuate a little bit. Hopefully, we’ll have a decent starting spot”.

On Monday night veteran Florida car owner and the late Dave Steele’s father, Mac, announced that he and his wife Carol will be awarding a $500 bonus to the fast qualifier of Saturday’s 125-lap finale. Swanson was unaware of this announcement until told by Pavement Pounders on Tuesday. “Dave is somebody obviously I looked up to as a competitor. We were friends and teammates at one point in time. Its great to have support from Mac and Carol for an event like this and speaks volumes about them. They continue to make efforts to give back to the racers. That’s really cool. I’m really looking forward to coming down and being a part of the event”.
Swanson will be piloting the potent Doran Enterprises Racing #77 BEAST chassis powered by a Bill Tranter built V-6 engine. To date, this is the only V-6 entered in this year’s event. This is the same car Swanson captured last year’s event with.

The event kicks off with a preliminary event Friday night that will include 8-lap heat races and a 30-lap feature.

Showtime Speedway today amended one item in the 2020 Little 500 rules that this weekend’s event is being governed by. The current rule off offset on the right side of the car measured from the cent of the rear end to the outside of the right rear tire is 43 inches. Showtime Speedway will give an additional inch which now makes it 44 inches.

Both nights of this weekends “Dave Steele World Non Wing Sprint Car Championship 125” will be available as a Pay-Per-View through www.speed51.tv

 

 

Wilson Advances to Top-10 Showing During USCS Series Race at Southern Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - MILTON, Fla. (Feb. 25, 2021) - Greg Wilson highlighted a USCS Series two-day event at Southern Raceway by charging to a top-10 result last Saturday.

Wilson guided his Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics and DNC Hydraulics backed team from fifth to fourth place in a heat race, which locked him into the main event. He lined up 14th and methodically picked off several positions before ending ninth. It was his third top 10 of the season.

"We battled starting position all weekend and it was a pretty tough track to pass on," he said. "Once we got to the feature on Saturday we were passing cars and I felt like we were pretty good. The key was a little patience early on and picking my way through. At the end we got by a couple more cars by changing lanes and moving around on the track. We got rolling pretty good and had some speed."

A fourth-place finish in a heat race on Sunday narrowly missed locking into the main event and forced Wilson into the B Main. He won the consolation race to transfer into the 15th starting spot for the main event.

"On Sunday it was about dollars and cents," he said. "Drivers were wrecking stuff and they piled up four at one time. I don't know how I missed that wreck. I could see drivers keep getting into each other. We were running 10 th or 11th and I was concerned we were going to get tore up so I elected to pull off early."

Next up for Wilson is a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader on March 5 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., and March 6 at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Fla.

"We were hoping to run our 410 a couple of weekends during this southern swing, but with the way it's played out and with the weather this is the only chance we'll get to race it before we head home," he said. "The bulk of our schedule this year is 410 racing so it's important to get a couple nights in with our 410. Plus, it will be nice to go into a format with qualifying and one where the pill draw doesn't dictate too much."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 20 - Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla. - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 9 (14).

Feb. 21 - Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla. - Heat race: 4 (4); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 21 (15).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

March 5 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., and March 6 at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Fla., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/GregWilsonw20

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Gear Off Road

Gear Off Road, which is based in Southern California, is dedicated toward building wheels for the off-road enthusiast. For more information, visit http://www.GearOffRoad.com.

"Gear Off Road has been a big part of the growth of our team," Wilson said. "Not only do they offer a top-notch product, the process is geared toward customer satisfaction. We're thrilled with our partnership with Gear Off Road and look forward to success together for many years."

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Magtech Ignition, Simpson Race Products, Banshee Graphics, Lubbock Wrecker Service, Hepfner Racing Products, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Inter-State Truck Repair, ATL Fuel Cells, Sandridge Customs, Cooper Custom Powder, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Hustles to Fourth-Place Result at Keller Auto Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - HANFORD, Calif. (Feb. 25, 2021) - Dominic Scelzi rallied for a top-five finish last Saturday during his first start in his home state this season.

Scelzi was efficient throughout the night at Keller Auto Speedway, where he qualified fourth quickest in his group. He gained a position in a heat race to place second, which was only one spot shy of making the dash.

"We were trying to get a little aggressive in qualifying and it didn't work," he said. "That slowed us down a bit from where we hot lapped. We went back to what we normally do and were really good in the heat race."

Scelzi started the main event on the outside of the fifth row, but lost a few positions early to avoid a crash.

"Someone nearly spun out and everyone checked up going into the first corner," he said. "I had to move way out of the way and fell to around 14 th. My car was really, really good. A lot of the guys at the beginning of the race were running around the bottom. I just sailed it around the top. I got back to 10th in six or seven laps."

As the race moved along so did Scelzi's confidence as his sprint car improved lap by lap. He cracked the top five late in the race and made a last-lap move to secure a fourth-place showing.

"I ran the bottom a little in turns one and two and slid through the middle in turns three and four a bit, but for the most part I was running the top," he said. "Toward the end, once I got into seventh or so, I was sliding guys. I felt like I had a car just as good as second or third."

Scelzi will take this weekend off before heading to Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 5-6 for a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 20 - Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 4 (10).

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

March 5-6 at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fuel Delivery Services, Inc.

Based in Stockton, Calif., Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., is a premier bulk transporter of refined petroleum products. For more information, visit http://www.FuelDeliveryServices.net .

"Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., has been a partner of ours since the first year we began racing sprint cars," Scelzi said. "They supply a lot of product for our family business as well. We've been fortunate to work with them for more than a decade."

Scelzi would like to thank Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Panella Trucking, Whipple Superchargers, Red Line Oil, Roth Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Schoenfeld Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, K&N Filters, Sparco, Allstar Performance, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Auto Meter and Worldwide Bearings for their continued support.

 

 

Thunderbowl Raceway announces schedule update for March 26th and 27th

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA – February 24, 2021…The Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway is pleased to announce that it has scheduled a new event for the weekend previously occupied by the World of Outlaws on March 26th and 27th.

It was revealed recently that the complete West Coast swing for the World of Outlaws in March and April was canceled due to ongoing COVID regulations at several facilities.

Thunderbowl Raceway is excited however, to now welcome in the USAC/CRA Wingless 410 Sprint Cars on both Friday and Saturday March 26th and 27th. Joining USAC/CRA each night will be the Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars. The Van De Pol Western RaceSaver Sprints will also be part of the action on opening night.

“We are certainly delighted to find an event to help replace the World of Outlaws date next month,” commented Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway Promoter Steve Faria. “The USAC/CRA 410s are always an exciting show and having the Kings of Thunder Winged 360s as a compliment both nights will give the everyone the best of both worlds. I know all the Central Valley teams are hungry for racing and we look forward to offering that in March.”

The next event slated for the Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway will be a night of high-octane competition on Friday March 12th featuring the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by MAVTV Motorsports Network. Upwards of 50 Winged 360 Sprint Cars are anticipated to fill the pit area that night. Stay tuned for updates regarding all upcoming shows at the Tulare County Fairgrounds facility.

Special thanks to Steve Faria with System 1 Filters and all our partners for making things happen at Thunderbowl Raceway including Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC, Budweiser, Roth Motorsports, KRC Safety, Western Metal Company, Double “D” Towing and JD Heiskel & Company.

For more info on Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway visit www.thunderbowlraceway.com and like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/tularethunderbowlraceway
The Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets at 620 South K Street Tulare, California 93274. From the junction of SR 99 and SR 137, go west on SR 137. At South K go south one-half mile to the Fairgrounds.

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Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway 2021 Schedule

Friday March 12: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by MAVTV Motorsports Network

Friday March 26: USAC/CRA Wingless 410 Sprint Cars, Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Western RaceSaver Sprints
Saturday March 27: USAC/CRA Wingless 410 Sprint Cars and Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars

Saturday April 17: USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Cars, USAC Western States Midgets and Western RaceSaver Sprints

Saturday May 1: California IMCA Speedweek (Kris Mancebo Memorial)

Saturday May 15: King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series, Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Legends of Kearney Bowl (Peter Murphy Classic Night Two)

Thursday May 27: Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 27 presented by Rudeen Racing - Winged 360 Sprint Cars
Friday May 28: Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 27 presented by Rudeen Racing - Winged 360 Sprint Cars
Saturday May 29: Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 27 presented by Rudeen Racing - Winged 360 Sprint Cars

Saturday June 12: Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars, USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Cars and USAC Western States Midgets (Chris and Brian Faria Memorial)

Thursday October 21: Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 28 presented by Rudeen Racing - Winged 360 Sprint Cars
Friday October 22: Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 28 presented by Rudeen Racing - Winged 360 Sprint Cars
Saturday October 23: Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 28 presented by Rudeen Racing - Winged 360 Sprint Cars
Friday November 12: Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Western RaceSaver Sprints and Mini Stocks

 

 

Bandits Outlaw Spring Nationals Set for Kennedale Speedway Park – Saturday March 27th!

Garland TX (02/24/21) by DarinShort.com. Winged outlaw sprint car racing fans are going to be in for a wild night of action and excitement when the touring teams of the Bandits Outlaw Sprint SeriesSM tear up the dirt at Kennedale Speedway Park (KSP) on Saturday, March 27th at 7pm with the running of the Bandits Outlaw Spring Nationals presented by Smiley’s Racing Products. This is the first of three scheduled dates for the ‘Bandits at KSP in 2021, and the event pays $2,000 to win and down to $300 for to start the feature

Fans can expect a talent-filled of Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series drivers and a pre-event list will be published prior to race day, so keep on the lookout for further event updates! A full program of racing is on tap – plus the KSP divisions will be in competition. The ‘Bandits will be the second or third division out in feature running order.

The Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series is a division of Sprint Car Bandits® and strives to help create and deliver high quality and sustainable winged outlaw sprint car racing. Visit www.2021BOSS.com for more series information, rules and driver registration forms.

Kennedale Speedway Park (KSP) is located at 6727 Hudson Village Creek Kennedale, TX 76060. Click www.raceKSP.com for complete track details. Or you can contact Track Promoter James Lopez at 817-897-7102 or email him at KSPtrackinfo@yahoo.com if you need additional information. By searching ‘Kennedale Speedway Park’ on Facebook, you can check out the very latest in track updates, pictures and much more.

RACING TEAMS: all Bandits Outlaw Sprint Car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement, and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All drivers make sure to read the posted rules at the series website prior to heading to the track. Mandatory drivers meeting and draw cut-off is at 6:15pm.

The standard posted SCB purse and rules are in effect, which in 2021 is as follows: $2,000 – 1,000 – 600 – 500 – 400 – 390 – 380 – 370 – 360 – 350 – 340 – 330 – 320 – 310 – 300…15th to 20th. All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. As in previous years, there is no entry fee, no series membership fee and a $20 nightly draw fee. Drivers should go to www.2021BOSS.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information.

Click www.2021BOSS.com for the latest in series news and where the tour is headed to next. You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits.

We look forward to seeing you Saturday March 27th at 7pm when the Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series will electrify the KSP crowd with high-powered winged outlaw sprint cars battling on the racy ¼ mile oval for the first time in 2021!

Here is the 2021 BOSS Schedule of confirmed events, as of 02/23/21. We do have a couple of additional dates still in the works. This schedule is subject to change, as all racing schedules are. Make sure to check our website or Facebook page on race day prior to traveling for the latest event news and weather.

Friday, March 12, 2021 - Gene Adamcik Memorial, Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Waco TX

Saturday, March 27, 2021 - Bandits Outlaw Spring Nationals, Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX

Saturday, April 3, 2021 - Bandits Outlaw Bunny Hop on the High Banks, LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX

Saturday, April 24, 2021 - Hammer Hill Bandits Outlaw Sprint Nationals, I-30 Speedway, Little Rock AR*

Friday, May 14, 2021 - Children's Tumor Foundation Night, Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Waco TX

Saturday, May 22, 2021 - Panhandle 25 Outlaw Sprint Nat’ls, Monarch Motor Speedway, Wichita Falls, TX

Saturday, May 29, 2021 - TBA

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - Bandits Outlaw Sprint Nationals at The Dirt Track, Texas Motor Speedway**

Friday, June 11, 2021 - Bandits Outlaw Sprint Nationals at The Dirt Track, Texas Motor Speedway**

Saturday, June 19, 2021 - Bandits Outlaw Summer Nationals at Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX

Friday, June 25, 2021 - MDA Muscling in the Dirt Night, Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Waco TX

Saturday, July 3, 2021 - Flags & Fireworks Bandits Outlaw Sprint Nationals, 82 Speedway, Petty TX

~ Bandits Summer Break ~

Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 - Bandits Outlaw Fall Nationals at Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 - Falls Town Outlaw Sprint Showdown Monarch Motor Speedway Wichita Falls TX

Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021 - 3rd Annual Paul Peters Memorial featuring Bandits Outlaw Sprints, 82 Speedway Petty TX

Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 - 24th Annual Fall Classic, Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Waco TX

*Special Out of Area Event Purse: $2,000/win, $350/start (starts 22 cars) & $150 to all NQ’s. Full ‘Bandits rules.

**Special Event Purses: $2,500/win, $400/start (starts 24 cars) nightly & $150 to all NQ’s. Pre-entry and eligibility info will be posted well in advance of event. Full ‘Bandits rules. This is the kickoff to NASCAR All-Star weekend at TMS.

 

 

Round 4 – Let’s try again

On a positive note after the disappointment of having to cancel Nyora’s RD4 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series the other weekend teams didn’t have any maintenance or repairs to do and are ready to go again this Saturday night at Timmis Speedway and with SA borders opening it allows the regular South Aussie teams to travel to Mildura easily.

“Since our opening show at Timmis Speedway in January we have all been looking forward to going back there again, and with all the hard work the committee had put in over the off season both on and off the race track we are keen to see what else has changed. They have a couple of shows under their belt now and I am sure we will see more improvements. My truck is still packed and ready to roll.” Mandy Searle says.

This is also the second of a three round mini-series sponsored by Flocon Engineering. With points based on the A Main for the 3 shows held at Mildura the Flocon Methanol Moonshine Masters pays $2000 to the winner. Teams will have this in the back of their minds as they line up for the A Saturday night.

Currently 23 teams have thrown there hat in the ring and with the depth of talent it really is anyone’s to win. 21 year old Rusty Hickmans V40 J&J has been on the podium at the last three shows and is currently leading the End of Season Championship. His first full time season with the series V73 Charles Hunter gets quicker and quicker each time he hits the track and already locking in a 2nd & 3rd Podium is looking for one step better. All Star Legend Mark Caruso’s SA33 Cool is joined by his brother Steven in the SA10 Cool machine and the brothers don’t show too much ‘brotherly love’ when they put their helmets on. V83 Chris Solomon is the ‘quiet achiever’ but always has his car at the front by the end of the A. 19 year old Ben Morris was pretty busy over the Christmas period and installed a 410 into his J&J running all the major meetings held over the Australia Day weekend. V34 Brenten ‘Smooch’ Farrer placed third at RD1 at Timmis as well as winning the TEH Hard Charger Award and will be looking to improve his results from the last visit to Mildura. VA9 Dan Evans, SA95 Jarman Dalitz, All Star veteran ‘Farmer Phil’ Lock’s V4, VA91 Dan Scott, V12 Kristy Ellis, D26 young Rookie Todd Moule, locals VA99 Corey Sandow, SA51 Jay Brown & VA52 Jason Bolitho just to name a few are pumped to get more laps on the newly revamped race track.

4WD TV is also visiting the track as part of their filming schedule. The team will have all the vehicles at the track, whilst filming for what will be an episode that will air on &Mate in the coming weeks. “I know it’s not a 4 wheel drive but I wonder if we can get our All Star Pace car included in the footage.” Searle says.

Frisbees and kids giveaways are all back at RD4 this Saturday night – B&S Earthworks Timmis Speedway, Mildura. Online tickets thru www.milduraspeedway.com Pre event from 6.00pm with racing starting at 7.00pm.

 

 

Clinton County Speedway & Bloomsburg Fairgrounds Raceway Offer RaceSaver Double-Header

Mill Hall, PA – Two Speedways in Central PA are joining forces to provide the biggest day of RaceSaver Sprint Car racing in the state of Pennsylvania. The Clinton County Speedway and the Bloomsburg Fairground Raceway have a lot in common and promoters at both facilities are looking to create an epic day of racing on Saturday, October 2, 2021 and to attract RaceSaver Sprint Cars from multiple regions and states.

Both speedways are owned and operated by their fair associations and both are similarly sized as 3/8th mile ovals. Interstate 80 joins the two speedways creating an easy one hour tow for race teams looking to pull off the double header.

The day will begin at the newly constructed Bloomsburg Fairgrounds Raceway. The race will consist of the ARDC Midgets and the RaceSaver Sprint Cars. The race is nostalgic as it brings back the Saturday afternoon event during the annual Bloomsburg Fair. Gates will open at 8AM with racing beginning at 11AM. The sprint cars will compete in a 25 lap feature paying $500 to win and $250 to start. The event is sanctioned by the PA Sprint Car Series.

The feature race at Bloomsburg will be the first on the schedule of events allowing teams plenty of time to travel the 58 miles to the Clinton County Fairgrounds and Speedway.

Clinton County Speedway will host the 2nd annual Nittany 40 for the RaceSaver Sprint Cars. The event will feature time-trials, qualification races and a 40 lap feature event paying $800 to win and $400 to start. The Laurel Highlands Sprint Series, the PA Sprint Car Series, and Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series are co-sanctioning the event. Non-Qualifiers will also compete in a complete feature if more than 50 cars are in attendance. In the addition to the sprints, the Pro Stocks will compete in the annual C.W. Smith Memorial with the 270 Micro Sprints, 600 Micro Sprints and the 4-Cylindrers. Hot laps will begin at 5PM and time-trails will start at 5:30PM.

“We are excited to offer the RaceSaver Sprint Cars this opportunity and be able to work closely with the Clinton County Speedway,” says Brian Wawroski of the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds Raceway. “This will be the second appearance of the PA Sprint Car Series at our facility in 2021.”

The Clinton County Speedway hosts the RaceSaver Sprint as one of its premier events. “We have had a number of our regular drivers express interest in pulling off the double-header,” adds Clinton County Speedway promoter, Jason McCahan. “We are hopeful that working with Bloomsburg and the close proximity of the two speedways, that both speedways will be able to attract drivers from neighboring states. This may be the single largest day of racing for the RaceSaver Sprints cars on the East Coast.”

The Bloomsburg Fairgrounds Raceway is located at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, 620 West Third Street, Bloomsburg ,PA. More information about the Raceway can be obtained at www.bloomsburgfair.com or racing@bloomsburgfair.com

The Clinton County Speedway is located at the Clinton County Fairgrounds, 98 Racetrack Road, Mill Hall, PA. More information about the speedway can be obtained at www.clintoncountyspeedway.com

Camping is available at both facilities.

 

 

Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Ready For Massive Run Of Events In 2021

Bryan Hulbert – SUNNYVALE, Texas (February 24, 2021) Turning his focus primarily to 410cid Sprint Car events, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. will not run for championships in 2021, but instead, will go where he feels is best for his Hills Racing Team No. 15h with an ambitions lineup that will see over 90 nights of racing for the Sunnyvale, Texas driver.

“We wanted to do this last year, and really focus on running with the All Stars, but obviously 2020 being what it was, we ended up waiting another season,” stated Hafertepe. “The difference this year is we are not committing to running a series. We still have work to do with the car and our setup so the focus this year is getting everything where it needs to be before we start trying to contend for championships.”

Comprised of events with the All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Knoxville Raceway, Pennsylvania weekly shows, a couple of events with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, and the season starting Chili Bowl Nationals, the 2021 schedule currently has Hafertepe visiting 43 facilities across 15 States and Canada.

Already 10 events deep, the next outing planned for Hafertepe will be a return to Florida on March 5 at Volusia Speedway Park and March 6 at East Bay Raceway Park with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

The event can be seen live on http://www.dirtvision.com.

The entire 2021 schedule is subject to change without notice as tracks and series continue to deal with ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. For continued updates on Sam Hafertepe, Jr., log onto http://www.sam15.com and make sure to find him on Twitter (@samhafertepejr). For news on Hill's Racing Team, log onto https://www.facebook.com/hillsracing/ and on Twitter (@HillsRacingTeam).

Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 2021 Lineup Of Events:

1/14/2021-Tulsa Expo Raceway (Tulsa, OK)

1/16/2021-Tulsa Expo Raceway (Tulsa, OK)

1/29/2021-Screven Motor Speedway (Sylvania, GA)

1/30/2021-Screven Motor Speedway (Sylvania, GA)

2/2/2021-East Bay Raceway Park (Tampa, FL)

2/3/2021-Volusia Speedway Park (De Leon Springs, FL)

2/4/2021-Volusia Speedway Park (De Leon Springs, FL)

2/5/2021-Volusia Speedway Park (De Leon Springs, FL)

2/6/2021-Volusia Speedway Park (De Leon Springs, FL)

2/7/2021-Volusia Speedway Park (De Leon Springs, FL)

3/5/2021-Volusia Speedway Park (De Leon Springs, FL)

3/6/2021-East Bay Raceway Park (Tampa, FL)

3/13/2021-Revolution Park (Monroe, LA)

3/19/2021-Cotton Bowl Speedway (Paige, TX)

3/20/2021-Cotton Bowl Speedway (Paige, TX)

3/26/2021-US 36 Raceway (Osborn, MO)

3/27/2021-Lake Ozark Speedway (Eldon, MO)

4/2/2021-Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway (Pevely, MO)

4/3/2021-Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway (Pevely, MO)

4/9/2021-Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN)

4/10/2021-Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt, IN)

4/16/2021-Lawton Speedway (Lawton, OK)

4/17/2021-Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX)

4/22/2021-Bristol Motor Speedway (Bristol, TN)

4/23/2021-Bristol Motor Speedway (Bristol, TN)

4/24/2021-Bristol Motor Speedway (Bristol, TN)

4/29/2021-Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, IL)

4/30/2021-I-70 Speedway (Odessa, MO)

5/1/2021-I-70 Speedway (Odessa, MO)

5/7/2021-Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)

5/8/2021-Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)

5/12/2021-Lincoln Speedway (Abbottstown, PA)

5/14/2021-Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA)

5/15/2021-Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA)

5/20/2021-Circle City Raceway (Indianapolis, IN)

5/21/2021-Circle City Raceway (Indianapolis, IN)

5/22/2021-Gas City I-69 Speedway (Gas City, IN)

5/23/2021-Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN)

6/3/2021-Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, IL)

6/4/2021-Wilmot Raceway (Wilmot, WI)

6/5/2021-Plymouth Dirt Track (Plymouth, WI)

6/6/2021-Angell Park Speedway (Sun Prairie, WI)

6/11/2021-Attica Raceway Park (Attica, OH)

6/12/2021-Fremont Speedway (Fremont, OH)

6/14/2021-Wayne County Speedway (Orrville, OH)

6/15/2021-Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH)

6/16/2021-Waynesfield Raceway Park (Waynesfield, OH)

6/17/2021-Muskingum County Speedway (Dresden, OH)

6/18/2021-Limaland Motorsports Park (Lima, OH)

6/19/2021-Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, OH)

7/13/2021-Attica Raceway Park (Attica, OH)

7/14/2021-Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)

7/15/2021-Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)

7/16/2021-Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)

7/17/2021-Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)

7/20/2021-Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA)

7/23/2021-Lake Ozark Speedway (Eldon, MO)

7/24/2021-Lake Ozark Speedway (Eldon, MO)

7/25/2021-Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, KS)

7/30/2021-34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)

7/30/2021-Burlington Fairgrounds (Burlington, IA)

7/31/2021-Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)

8/5/2021-Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)

8/6/2021-Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)

8/7/2021-Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)

8/8/2021-Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)

8/11/2021-Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)

8/12/2021-Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)

8/13/2021-Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)

8/14/2021-Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)

8/20/2021-Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA)

8/21/2021-Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, PA)

8/26/2021-Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, PA)

8/27/2021-Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA)

8/28/2021-Lincoln Speedway (Abbottstown, PA)

8/29/2021-BAPS Motor Speedway (Newberrytown, PA)

9/3/2021-Attica Raceway Park (Attica, OH)

9/4/2021-Attica Raceway Park (Attica, OH)

9/9/2021-Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, PA)

9/10/2021-Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, PA)

9/11/2021-Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, PA)

9/17/2021-Ohsweken Speedway (Ontario, Can.)

9/18/2021-Ohsweken Speedway (Ontario, Can.)

9/24/2021-Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)

9/25/2021-Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)

10/1/2021-Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA)

10/2/2021-Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA)

10/8/2021-Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, PA)

10/9/2021-Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, PA)

10/15/2021-Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX)

10/16/2021-Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX)

11/4/2021-The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, NC)

11/5/2021-The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, NC)

11/6/2021-The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, NC)

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ROLLING THUNDER USAC SILVER CROWN BOOK NOW ON SALE

Speedway, Indiana (February 23, 2021)………Rolling Thunder, the most comprehensive reference ever produced on the USAC Silver Crown Series, is available for pre-order now at https://www.sprintcarhof.com/ and at Fastrack Publishing with a release date set for early May 2021.

The combined work of four veteran motorsports journalists, Bob Mays, Richie Murray, Patrick Sullivan and John Mahoney, with a foreword courtesy of the winningest driver in series history, five-time champion Kody Swanson, Rolling Thunder covers the tumultuous history of the USAC Silver Crown Series from its inception in 1971 through the 2020 season.

From the days of Al Unser, Mario Andretti and A. J. Foyt, through the glory days of Jack Hewitt, to the reign of Kody Swanson, the big cars have continued to capture the imagination of fans both young and old. Key moments, stories and memories amassed over the past 50 years are captured here in word and stunning images.

The 350-plus page hardcover book includes detailed season summaries and complete recaps for every race in addition to more than 350 pictures as seen through the lenses by several of auto racing’s finest photographers.

Furthermore, the histories of the USAC Silver Crown division’s racing counterparts are covered in the pages with a look back on the National Championship Racing Association (NCRA) and Premier Racing Association (PRA).

If paying by credit card, call the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame toll free at 1-800-874-4488 or online at https://www.sprintcarstuff.com/product/1356/pre-order-rolling-thunder-50-years-of-usac-silver-crown-series-1971-2020.

You can also order Rolling Thunder now by check or cash through Fastrack Publishing for the price of $49.95, plus $9 shipping and handling. Nebraska residents should also include $3.50 for NE sales tax.

If ordering through Fastrack, please send your money to:

Fastrack Publishing

5220 North 10th St.

Lincoln NE 68521

 

 

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY WELCOMES FATHEADZ EYEWEAR AS THE TITLE SPONSOR OF THE CAPITANI CLASSIC

KNOXVILLE, IOWA – Fatheadz Eyewear, the leader in oversized eyewear, will be the title sponsor of the 2021 Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank . The 10th running of the Fatheadz Eyewear Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank will be held on Sunday, August 8 at Knoxville Raceway.

“Everyone knows Knoxville is the place to be in early August, said Rico Elmore, Founder and CEO of Fatheadz Eyewear. “It’s deeply rooted in tradition, and some of the greatest dirt racers have battled on that track. We are really looking forward to sponsoring the Capitani Classic, bringing Fatheadz to the Knoxville Nationals and seeing some great racing this year.”

The Fatheadz Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank was created in 2011 to honor Knoxville Raceway’s legendary track promoter Ralph Capitani. The annual 410 winged sprint car race is the drivers’ final attempt to fine tune their car before the prestigious NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s.

“Fatheadz Eyewear has been a long-time supporter of drivers, teams and events and we’re honored to have them add Knoxville Raceway to their list of partners in the sport,” said Kendra Jacobs, Marketing Director at Knoxville Raceway. “The team at Fatheadz has a true love for racing and the sport’s history so they’re aware of Ralph Capitani and what he means to this track and our community. This is a great partnership that we’re looking forward to showcasing in August.”

NASCAR star Kyle Larson won the 2020 Capitani Classic, earning his eighth career victory at Knoxville Raceway. Past winners also include Brian Brown, David Gravel, Ian Madsen, Bronson Maeschen, Shane Stewart (2), Brad Sweet and Kevin Swindell. Twice the winner of the Fatheadz Eyewear Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank has gone on to win the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s the following weekend.

Tickets for the Fatheadz Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank will go on sale Monday, March 1 at www.knoxvilleraceway.com/tickets or by calling the Knoxville Raceway ticket office at 641-842-5431. Tickets start at $25 for adults, $20 for teens and $15 for children 12 and under. Reserved seating is available.

For more information about Fatheadz Eyewear, visit www.fatheadz.com and follow @Fatheadz on social media. Stay up-to-date with everything at Knoxville Raceway by following @KnoxvilleRaces on Twitter and Knoxville Raceway on Facebook and Instagram. Knoxville Raceway also offers a free app available for both Apple and Android phones.

 

 

Champion Oil Seeking Diesel Vehicle Builds for SEMA 2021

(Clinton, MO / 02.23.21) Champion Oil, a global leader in performance diesel engine oil for over 65 years, is seeking unique and interesting diesel vehicle builds for SEMA 2021. The vehicles, which are typically pick-ups, will be promoted by a variety of marketing methods using many social media platforms and technologies.

Each year, the SEMA Show features more than 1,000 project vehicles. The project-vehicle program is an exclusive opportunity for owners, builders and manufacturers to showcase their builds and sponsored products. The experience is valuable to many manufacturers, like Champion Oil, that can offer products to project-vehicle builders at no charge and additional products at a substantial discount.

This coming year the SEMA Show will be in Las Vegas, November 2nd thru the 5th. Champion is offering to a limited a number of diesel specific project vehicles, that plan on displaying either outside, inside or at a specific vendor booth; Champion’s Blue Flame Performance Diesel Engine Oil plus marketing support. https://theblueflameblogger.blogspot.com/

The vehicles will be promoted in advance by press releases, social media, etc. At the show, the vehicle and owner must be willing and available to be featured in a video interview about the build and posted on the Blue Flame Diesel Blog and Champion Facebook and Twitter channels. The diesel vehicle owner will be able to autograph photos during the show at the Champion booth, plus purchase additional Champion products at a special show display pricing of 50/50. https://www.championbrands.com/products/

To enter your diesel vehicle for consideration, send a digital photo or rendering, description, & contact info to: marketing@championbrands.com

Blue Flame Diesel Engine Oils are formulated with workhorse high-zinc performance additives, superior protection, advanced polymer technology, and high TBN, supported by a carrier blend of synthetic fluids.

In addition, Blue Flame Diesel Engine Oils deliver unmatched high temperature film strength and lubricity protection, with the muscle to combat oil shear and maximize sustained cylinder compression. They also inhibit oxidation, corrosive acids, sludge and varnish build-up.

These robust performance oils keep diesel engines going longer by reducing soot-induced engine wear, controlling abrasive soot contamination and preventing high temperature corrosion, even while allowing for improved fuel economy and lower total cost of ownership. They are proven to increase engine horse power and torque. https://www.championbrands.com/diesel-engine-oils/

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 65 years. Champion Brands, LLC 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 contact Champion at 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

Carrick Nets Keller Auto Speedway Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting the 2021 season kicked off on Saturday night in Hanford, CA, Blake Carrick would overcome a slow start in the feature event to record an eighth-place finish.

“We had a lot of speed on Saturday night, we just ran into a little bad luck in the Dash and got off to a slow start in the ‘A’,” Blake Carrick said. “It was great to get back racing, and I am looking forward to Marysville this weekend.”

Carrick’s night got off to a quick start on Saturday night as he timed the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 38B entry fastest in his qualifying group with a total of 41 cars checked in for action.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Carrick would simply need to finish inside the Top-5 to net a spot in the Dash and he would do just that as he finished in the third position.

A little contact during the Dash, would relegate Carrick to an eighth-place finish which would then line him up in the eighth position on the starting grid for the 30-lap feature event.

On a very fast Keller Auto Speedway racing surface, Carrick would shuffle back as far as 12th in the early stanzas of the race. Numerous cautions in the early goings would prevent the Lincoln, CA driver from settling into a rhythm, but once the race got into a green flag run he would slowly begin to work his way forward.

Looking to make up the lost ground from the start of the race, Carrick would find himself back in the Top-10 by lap the sixth lap. Working into the ninth spot just before the race’s halfway point, Carrick would take the eighth spot, where he would finish, with just a couple of laps left the race.

“Thanks to all of the guys on our team for their hard work and helping get a really good car get put together,” Carrick said. “Really excited for the season ahead.”

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

ON TAP: Blake Carrick will return to action on Saturday night in Marysville, CA.

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

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

 

 

Tanner Carrick Opens Sprint Car Season with 10th Place Run

PETERSEN MEDIA: After getting his 2021 Midget season opened up a couple of weeks ago in Florida, Tanner Carrick returned to California over the weekend to kick off his Sprint Car campaign in Hanford, CA where he would pick up a 10th place finish in the feature event.

“I am kind of bummed I made a mistake while battling up front,” Tanner Carrick said. “We had a good car all night long, and I let a possible podium run get away from us.”

The Lincoln, CA driver got his night opened up by timing in third fastest in his qualifying flight and lining up on the front row of his heat race.

Capitalizing on the prime starting spot, Carrick would race his way to the heat race win aboard the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil machine and punch his ticket into the all-important Kings of Thunder Dash.

Finishing fourth in the Dash, Carrick would take the green flag for the 30-lap feature event in the second row. While the start of the race was a little chaotic with the pole sitter getting out of shape in turns one and two, Carrick was able settle into the third position where he would run in the opening stages of the race.

Slipping back to fourth on the seventh lap, Carrick would battle with the lead pack until a costly mistake at the race’s halfway point saw him fall all the way back to 10th.

With the race drew to a close, the Lincoln, CA driver would accept the checkered flag with a 10th place finish as he now sets his sights on this Saturday’s event in Marysville, CA.

“It is nice to be back racing, and hopefully 2021 will be a little more of a normal season,” he noted. “Marysville was pretty good to us last year, and I am hopeful we can duplicate our success there this weekend.”

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

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

ON TAP: Carrick will be back in action on Saturday night in Marysville, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1, and by clicking over to www.tannercarrick.com.

 

 

Keith Kunz Motorsports Onboard for Season Opener at Monarch Motor Speedway

Belleville, IL. (02/22/2021) The Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports team continues to bring the talented and gifted individuals to the track to showcase and develop their talents. As of right now they will have a six-car team traveling to Monarch Motor Speedway to the action-packed two-day show, March 19th and 20th. Five of which who be rather familiar faces with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League and one youngster looking to run for the Rookie of the Year title

The 2021 class of well-deserved individuals for the KKM team include the likes of Michael “Buddy” Kofoid, Daison Pursley, Kaylee Bryson, Brenham Crouch, Bryant Wiedeman, Cade Lewis, and Tanner Carrick possibly for a select few events. There is no denying the potential that lies within this group with KKM.

Michael “Buddy” Kofoid out of Penngrove, California is one of the familiar faces slated to be on the docket for the two-day event. Back with the team for the 2021 season, Kofoid who has become quite the crowd favorite with the POWRi National Midgets, he finished his 2020 season a strong note. The pilot of the Keith Kunz Motorsports, Mobile 1, Bullet/Toyota No. 67, conquered seven wins, twelve top five and twelve top ten finishes.

Daison Pursley of Locust Grove, Oklahoma is back for another full season with the KKM team. Pursley is a graduate of the micro sprint ranks, and he finally grabbed his well-deserved first POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory during the 2020 season and finished top five in championship points. The Keith Kunz Motorsports, IWX, Bullet/Toyota Racing No. 71K is ready to take on Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, TX.

Kaylee Bryson, who was the lone female in the KKM stable for the 2020 season, comes back for another year with Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports team. A native of Muskogee, Oklahoma, has quickly adapted and worked with the team expand her knowledge into the midget racing world. Bryson was in contingencies with a few wins last year and never really strayed from the front of the pack. Bryson finished off the 2020 season with three top five, and eleven top ten finishes. Bryson is looking to conquer the field and get her time in victory lane at Monarch Motor Speedway.

Bryant Wiedeman, the Colby, Kansas native joined the fleet of a Keith Kunz-Curb-Agajanian Motorsports cars at the end of the 2020 season. Wiedeman is well known on the POWRi Micro side, Wiedeman has had a lot of success at a young age, he excelled late in the season and accomplished one top five and two top ten finishes during the 2020 season with KKM. He is back for a full season with the team for 2021, and Wiedeman looks to top the charts in the upcoming races.

Brenham Crouch of Lubbock, Texas is another young driver who will be slated for a full season with the Keith Kunz/Curb Agajanian team for the 2021 season. Crouch who also came from the micro ranks, got his feet wet behind a KKM midget for the majority of the 2020 season. Crouch excelled with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series late in the year. He is looking to get on top of the charts this season and start March 19th and 20th at Monarch Motor Speedway.

The sixth driver for the KKM fleet who will also be in attendance for the season opener at Monarch Motor Speedway, is the thirteen-year-old, Cade Lewis. Lewis is a Bakersfield, California native and his background is in mini dwarfs, mini mods, outlaw karts, and most recently, micro sprints. This will be his rookie season with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, and he is looking to start it off on a strong note with the rest of his team March 19th and 20th.

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

 

 

Entries Roll In For Showdown Night At Sungold Stadium

This Saturday night at Sungold Stadium a field of more than 40 Sprintcars will hit the track as a part of the Sprintcar Showdown as presented by Chittick’s Bakery.

Also on show will be the Late Models, V8 Dirt Modifieds and the Super Rods as they battle it out for the Super Rod Cup.

Tickets for the event are available via the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au.

Public Gates will open at 4pm with cars on track at 5pm.

Patrons are advised that due to the stockpiling of material in the Allansford side car park that car parking capacity may be slightly impacted. Those attending are advised that those patrons that are required to park on the Warrnambool side can still access the Allansford Side of the Complex via the walkway behind turns three and four.

Once a seating location is secured, patrons are reminded that they are advised to use only the facilities on their side of the complex.

We also remind all patrons that it is a requirement that you complete the QR Code upon arrival, this will assist with any contact tracing should the need arise and is a requirement of us being able to race and may be subject to spot checks, so please take the minute or two that it takes to complete this task.

The full list of entries for Saturday night as of Tuesday at 3pm are as follows:

Sprintcars:
A1 Jamie Veal
V2 Domain Ramsay
V3 Darren Mollenoyux
NT4 Jamie McInnes
V8 Bobby Daly
S11 Scott Enderl
VA11 Phil Micallef
V17 Dennis Jones
V19 Sam Wren
S20 Glen Sutherland
V20 Brayden Cooley
V21 Ben Micallef
VA22 Leigh Mugavin
NT25 Jye O'Keeffe
S27 Daniel Pestka
V27 Ross Jarred
V28 Andrew Hughes
V32 Stephen Spark
N36 Eddie Lumbar
V36 Daniel Reinhardt
S37 Terry Kelly
V37 Grant Anderson
VA37 Darryl Atkinson
S38 Lachlan McDonough
V44 Tim Van Ginneken
V48 Adam King
VA49 Shaun Lyness
N53 Jessie Attard
V60 Jordyn Charge
T62 Tate Frost
V63 Kevin Reeves
V64 David Aldersley
V68 Brett Milburn
V70 John Vogels
V75 Mitch Smith
V88 Andy Hibbert
VA88 Grant Stansfield
V90 Corey McCullagh
V92 Matthew Reed
V93 Travis Millar
V96 Andy Caruana
S97 David Murcott
V98 Peter Doukas

Late Models:
V2 Peter Nicola
T6 Brad Smith
V9 Shane Belk
S10 Matt Crimmins
V10 Cameron Pearson
V12 Brock Edwards
V17 Will Lamb
S19 Brad Gartner
AX21 Chevy Edwards
V23 Brendan Hucker
V32 Wayne Belk
V71 Domain Ramsay
N99 Ben Nicastri

Super Rods:
W4 Peter Gale
W5 Paul Verhoeven
W8 Jamie May
AV10 Jacob Pitcher
HA15 Dane Court
HA23 Billy Grist
SH34 Duane Cordina
S66 George Woolstencroft
W73 Paul Baker
W88 Howard Stansfield
W99 Ewan McKenzie

V8 Dirt Modifieds:
V23 Mark Topperwein
V59 Michael Ardley
V84 Lloyd Hobson
V92 Daryl Hickson
V93 Tyler Scott
V99 Troy Scott

Should COVID disrupt the event and cause its cancellation prior to commencement, all valid ticketholders will receive a refund for their ticket.

For further information, please keep an eye on www.premierspeedway.com.au or the Premier Speedway Facebook page.

 

 

Full Field of Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series Teams Set to Open 2021 Season with Gene Adamcik Memorial at Heart O’ Texas Friday March 12th!

Garland TX (02/23/21) by DarinShort.com. Racing fans will treated to a huge night of outlaw sprint car racing when the touring teams of the Bandits Outlaw Sprint SeriesSM turn up the heat as the 2021 season opens at HOT Speedway (Heart O’ Texas) on Friday, March 12th at 8pm with the running of the Gene Adamcik Memorial presented by Smiley’s Racing Products. Gene was well-loved among racing fans and teams; and promoted racing at HOT for 32 years before passing away in 2016. The event pays $2,000 to win and down to $300 for 24th (details below).

Here is the talent-filled, first-round list of Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series drivers that have indicated they will be competing in this event (in order of driver entry received): Claud Estes III, Colby Estes, DJ Estes, Daniel Estes, Chad Wilson, Junior Jenkins, Michael Day, Jerrad Warhurst, Jett Hays, John Ricketts, Todd Lovett, Ian Lovett, Brett Engstrom, Chance McCrary, Channin Tankersley, Gary Taylor, Harli White, Mark Zoeller, Jeb Sessums, Will Reed and Dalton Steed.

Additional drivers that plan to compete in this event should message the series Facebook page with their intent as soon as possible so we can be prepared for your arrival on race night, as well as keeping racing fans informed. The Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series is a division of Sprint Car Bandits® and strives to help create and deliver high quality and sustainable winged outlaw sprint car racing. Visit www.2021BOSS.com for more series information, rules and registration forms.

TRACK INFO: Heart O' Texas Speedway’s website is www.HOTSpeedway.com and their address is 784 N McLennan Drive Waco, TX 76640 (just north of town right off of I-35); track phone is 254-829-2294. Hot laps will fire up around 7pm on Friday March 12th with green flag racing action around 8pm.

RACING TEAMS: all Bandits Outlaw Sprint Car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement, and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All drivers make sure to read the posted rules at the series website prior to heading to the track. Mandatory drivers meeting and draw cut-off is at 6:15pm.

The standard posted SCB purse and rules are in effect, which in 2021 is as follows: $2,000 – 1,000 – 600 – 500 – 400 – 390 – 380 – 370 – 360 – 350 – 340 – 330 – 320 – 310 – 300…15th to 24th (HOT pays up to 24 starters). All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. As in previous years, there is no entry fee, no series membership fee and a $20 nightly draw fee. Drivers should go to www.2021BOSS.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information.

Click www.2021BOSS.com for the latest in series news and where the tour is headed to next. You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits.

We look forward to seeing you Friday March 12th when the Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series is set HOT Speedway ablaze with high-powered winged outlaw sprint cars battling on the racy ¼ mile oval for the first time in 2021!

Here is the 2021 BOSS Schedule of confirmed events, as of 02/23/21. We do have a couple of additional dates still in the works. This schedule is subject to change, as all racing schedules are. Make sure to check our website or Facebook page on race day prior to traveling for the latest event news and weather.

Friday, March 12, 2021 - Gene Adamcik Memorial, Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Waco TX

Saturday, March 27, 2021 - Bandits Outlaw Spring Nationals, Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX

Saturday, April 3, 2021 - Bandits Outlaw Bunny Hop on the High Banks, LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX

Saturday, April 24, 2021 - Hammer Hill Bandits Outlaw Sprint Nationals, I-30 Speedway, Little Rock AR*

Friday, May 14, 2021 - Children's Tumor Foundation Night, Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Waco TX

Saturday, May 22, 2021 - Panhandle 25 Outlaw Sprint Nat’ls, Monarch Motor Speedway, Wichita Falls, TX

Saturday, May 29, 2021 - TBA

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - Bandits Outlaw Sprint Nationals at The Dirt Track, Texas Motor Speedway**

Friday, June 11, 2021 - Bandits Outlaw Sprint Nationals at The Dirt Track, Texas Motor Speedway**

Saturday, June 19, 2021 - Bandits Outlaw Summer Nationals at Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX

Friday, June 25, 2021 - MDA Muscling in the Dirt Night, Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Waco TX

Saturday, July 3, 2021 - Flags & Fireworks Bandits Outlaw Sprint Nationals, 82 Speedway, Petty TX

~ Bandits Summer Break ~

Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 - Bandits Outlaw Fall Nationals at Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 - Falls Town Outlaw Sprint Showdown Monarch Motor Speedway Wichita Falls TX

Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021 - 3rd Annual Paul Peters Memorial featuring Bandits Outlaw Sprints, 82 Speedway Petty TX

Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 - 24th Annual Fall Classic, Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Waco TX

*Special Out of Area Event Purse: $2,000/win, $350/start (starts 22 cars) & $150 to all NQ’s. Full ‘Bandits rules.

**Special Event Purses: $2,500/win, $400/start (starts 24 cars) nightly & $150 to all NQ’s. Pre-entry and eligibility info will be posted well in advance of event. Full ‘Bandits rules. This is the kickoff to NASCAR All-Star weekend at TMS.

 

 

 

Williamson Posts Podium Performance During Debut at Southern Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - MILTON, Fla. (Feb. 23, 2021) - Garet Williamson earned his first heat race victory and first podium result of the season last Saturday during his debut at Southern Raceway.

The Bryant Paver Motorsports driver kicked off a USCS Series doubleheader at the unique oval by taking advantage of a good draw.

"That place is like a beach race it was so sandy," he said. "It was a racy type of track and was pretty banked. You can get rolling around there pretty good. We were good and had one of the best cars there all weekend.

"The first night we drew good and won our heat race from the front row. It was nice to get our first heat race win of the year. We started on the front row of the feature with Tim Shaffer. He got a good start and shut the door on us in turn one. We ran first and second for most of the race. After one of the yellows Mark Smith got by me. I got back by him, but I hit a rut and he got back by."

Williamson's third-place result was his best performance of the season.

His weekend concluded on Sunday at Southern Raceway, where the draw didn't pan out as well as the previous night.

"It was a day show and we really didn't know how it'd be," he said. "We drew the No. 87. We started last - seventh - in our heat race and advanced to fifth, which locked us into the A Main. We came from 13th to sixth and we were rolling well. There were two laps left and they called it during a yellow as we were getting lined up. I think we could have got a top five if they finished the race. We were super good through traffic. I could run wherever; top, bottom, middle."

Williamson advanced seven positions to finish sixth.

The team plans on taking this weekend off before kicking off the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season on March 5-6 at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif.

"It's nice to get your feet wet before you go straight into points stuff," he said in reference to racing in Florida four times this month. "We have the confidence rolling."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 20 - Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 3 (1).

Feb. 21 - Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla. - Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 6 (13).

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

March 5-6 at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BPMotorsports24

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BPMotorsports24

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts

Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts has been serving Mid-Missouri for over 50 years. Established by Walter Sorrels in 1954, the salvage yard is still owned and operated by the Sorrels family three generations later. The business is located in Columbia, Mo., and specializes in foreign and domestic cars and truck parts. Additionally, it carries rebuilders, new and aftermarket parts, and has a standard 90-day warranty. For more information, visit http://www.SorrelsAutoandTruck.com .

"Sorrels Auto has been a sponsor for a while and the Sorrels Family has supported me for several years," Williamson said. "Mitchell and Corrie Sorrels have developed into friends throughout the years and I'm grateful for their support."

Williamson would like to thank Mid-Mo Equipment, Housby, Lucas Oil Products, JBC Transport, LLC, Searsboro Telephone Company, Royal Power Sports, Schooler Construction, Lindsey Rentals, SNAP, Schure Built Suspensions, Tiger Towing, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

Amdahl Aiming to Earn 410 Rookie of the Year Award at Huset's and MSTS Championship During Biggest Season of Sprint Car Career

Inside Line Promotions - FLANDREAU, S.D. (Feb. 23, 2021) - Elliot Amdahl is embarking upon the most ambitious schedule of his racing career this year.

Amdahl is stepping into the 410ci winged sprint car ranks for the first time, tackling all of the races at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., as well as a couple of other marquee events in the region.

Amdahl will also race full-time with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series for the first time in his career. It will add approximately two dozen 360ci events to his schedule, which also features a handful of 305ci races during open dates. The overall plan between the three sprint car divisions is a little more than 50 races.

"With the success we've had in the 360, especially last year and in 2019, I think it will make the transition to 410s easier," Amdahl said. "Outcast Racing Engines has worked side by side with me to get the right motor combination. I think it will make it a fairly easy transition.

"Also, thanks to the help of my partners and my crew chief, Steve Ziebarth; my dad, Matthew Amdahl; and Russell Heggen."

Amdahl is entering his sixth season of racing sprint cars. Last year he earned his first career MSTS triumph en route to finishing 10th in the series' championship standings despite missing multiple races.

This year the goal is to produce multiple wins and contend for the series championship. Amdahl's focus at Huset's Speedway is to win the 410 Rookie of the Year Award and land in the top 10 in the championship standings.

"We are looking to continue to build on the momentum and keep moving forward," he said. "We are grateful for the partners that we have and we are seeking additional marketing partners who want to team up as we make our 410 debut, go after a 360 championship and head into our biggest schedule ever."

Amdahl's season is scheduled to begin April 9-10 at Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D., with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series.

UP NEXT -

April 9-10 at Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D., with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EARracing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - BHK Trucking

BHK Trucking is a trucking business based in Lester, Iowa.

"Beau Kellenberger and BHK Trucking have been a big supporter of ours the last two years and have helped us get to the next level with the 360s and 410s," Amdahl said. "We're very grateful for the support."

Amdahl would also like to thank Dells Auto, REA Hybirds, Amdahl Beef, Cressman Sanitation, Sea Foam, B&B RV Storage & Service, Last Deck, Rockstar, Flandreau Vet Clinic and 212 Bar & Grill for their continued support.

 

 

C&M Motorsports Seventh with Justyn Cox to Open 2021

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night in Hanford, CA the curtain rose on the 2021 season for C&M Motorsports and Justyn Cox. Kicking off their second season together, Cox would rally from the 14th starting position to finish seventh in the feature event.

“Saturday night was a great night knock some off-season rust off before the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour comes to town.” Justyn Cox said. “We got off to a bit of a slow start, but we learned from it and have a better idea of where we need to be to start our nights off moving forward.”

Timing in sixth fastest in his qualifying group, Cox would miss out on the heat race inversion and line up sixth in heat race action. Working his way to a fourth-place finish in his heat aboard the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber, Inc./Legacy Specialties entry, Cox would move directly into the feature event where he would find himself in the 14th starting position.

On the fast-racing surface, Cox would have his work cut of for himself coming from the seventh row, but the Clarksburg, CA driver was extremely patient as he worked his way towards the Top-10.

With the opening part of the race mired by cautions, Cox found it hard to get into a rhythm, though would still do what he could to work his way forward.

Jumping into 10th just before the race’s halfway point, Cox would make a nice move to take over the eight position.

Solidly inside the Top-10, Cox would slowly pick up a few more positions as he would cap his night off with a seventh-place finish aboard the C&M Motorsports No. 7c machine.

“I really want to thank Cody and Mandi for another shot to run their car in 2021,” Cox added. “I think Saturday night was a really good way for us to kick our season off and I am excited for what is to come.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Barry Lumber, Inc., Legacy Specialties, Inc. PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, Alturas Tires, and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: Cox and C&M Motorsports are unsure of their next race at the time of press.

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

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

 

 

TK Express Rolls to Third Place Finish at Keller Auto Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to the seat of the Roth Motorsports No. 83Jr on Saturday night in Hanford, CA, Tim Kaeding had a solid night during his reunion with the team as he picked up a third-place finish in what was the opening night of racing in California.

“I can’t thank the entire Roth Family enough for allowing me to come drive for them,” Tim Kaeding said. “Saturday night definitely wasn’t a bad night for us. We put ourselves in contention from the get-go, and ultimately we ended up third.”

41 cars packed into the Keller Auto Speedway pits, and Kaeding kicked his night off by timing the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co. No. 83Jr machine in third quickest in his qualifying group.

Picking up a heat race win from his front row starting position, Kaeding’s fifth place finish in the Dash placed him in the third row to start the 30-lap feature event.

With the field getting out of sorts in front of him once the green flag flew, Kaeding would actually give up a spot amongst the craziness and slip back to sixth before jumping back into the Top-5 on the fourth lap.

Working around the Keller Auto Speedway, Kaeding would continue to work his way forward as he jumped into fourth on the eighth lap where he would run for a majority of the race as he chased after Joel Myers, Jr., Shane Golobic, and Carson Macedo.

Slipping back to fifth briefly with five laps to go, Kaeding would jump bac into fourth on the race’s 27th lap before moving into third with just two laps to go. In the final two laps, Kaeding would make a serious bid for the second position but would come up just short at the line as he capped his night off with a third-place finish.

“I really felt like we really got going in the feature,” Kaeding said. “We really came on at the end of the race and had a nice finish. It was a good night; I can’t complain, and I am really looking forward to racing with these guys for the next few weeks.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Jason, Tara, And Cole Roth Cattle Co., Roth Investments, FK Rod Ends, Vahlco Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Smith Titanium for their support in 2021.

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

ON TAP: Roth Motorsports and TK return to action in two weeks when the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour invades Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following them on Twitter @RothMotorsports.

 

 

Macedo Runs Second in Rare Appearance at Keller Auto Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Wintry weather in the south forced cancellations of the scheduled World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car races opening the door for Carson Macedo to make a rare appearance at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA. Piloting a potent Tarlton Motorsports entry, Macedo would go toe-to-toe with Shane Golobic ultimately coming up just short of a win and finishing second on Saturday night.

“First and foremost, I want to thank the Tarlton’s and Paul Baines for getting a car ready and allowing me to race with a few cancelations in my Outlaw schedule,” Carson Macedo said. “We had a great car, and I am just bummed I made a mistake that cost us a win.”

With 41 cars taking part in the season opening event in California, Macedo got off to a great start as he timed the Tarlton and Son, Inc./Executive Auto Sales/EZ Haul backed No. 21 machine in fastest in his qualifying group.

Finishing third in heat race competition, Macedo moved into the Dash where a third-place finish lined him up in the second row to start he 30-lap feature event.

When the race went green front row starter Joel Myers, Jr would get sideways in front of the field. With cars taking evasive action to avoid him, Macedo would have an opening to jump into the race lead.

Looking very strong out front, Macedo would set a nice pace so though would soon feel pressure from Shane Golobic. With Golobic able to get in front of Macedo, a yellow would then fly and put the Lemoore, CA driver on the leader’s rear bumper.

When the action picked back up, Macedo was able to get the Tarlton Motorsports entry wound up and back out in front as he would soon find himself in lapped traffic.

With traffic in play, Macedo would look for a way by a slower car in the race’s waning laps, but as he we would execute a pass, he would actually slide up to the cushion with too much momentum and slip off the racing surface.

The slip up would allow Golobic by with just a few laps left in the race as Macedo would see him get away as he got back up to speed and settled back into second.

Dealing with Tim Kaeding for the runner up position in the final laps, Macedo was able to hold him off and claim second at the stripe.

‘Again, thanks to Paul and the Tarlton’s for allowing me to go racing, I just wish I could have given them a win,” Macedo said.”

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, EZ Haul, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2021 season.

ON TAP: The next race for Tarlton Motorsports is not yet decided at this time.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tarlton Motorsports by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21

Stay connected with Carson by following him on Twitter @Carson_Macedo.

 

 

Patriot Sprint Tour adds Utica-Rome to the 2021 Schedule on Sunday, September 5

(Vernon, NY) As we inch closer to the start of the 2021 racing season, PST President Mike Emhof is continuing to make the final touches for this season's A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour season.

For the first time since 2014, the Patriot Sprint Tour is now set to return to Utica Rome Speedway on Sunday, September 5, an event that will pay $3,000 to the winner and $300 just to take the green. It was a few weeks ago that it was announced that Brett Deyo, the current promoter at the Fonda Speedway, would be taking over the Vernon, NY speed plant in 2021.

Since taking over the Fonda Speedway back in 2019, Deyo has hosted both the Patriot Sprint Tour and CRSA Sprint Tour on several different occasions. That partnership will now continue with Deyo taking the reins at Utica Rome.

The last time the Patriots were there, Stewart Friesen was victorious back in 2014 when PST was a part of the Cole Cup. Friesen was also an A-Main winner in 2013 as well. The only other time the Patriot Sprint Tour visited Utica Rome was in 2010 where Chuck Hebing was the winner.

The 2021 season includes 18 events, and all starts at Outlaw Speedway on April 16, which is the Outlaw Spring Nationals.

To view the full schedule, please be sure to visit patriotsprinttour.com. You can also like the Patriot Sprint Tour on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and facebook @PatriotSprints.

 

 

CRSA Sprints Add Three Dates To 2021 Schedule

 

(SODUS, NY) – The future stars of sprint car racing in the Northeast- the Super Gen Products CRSA Sprints will be putting 2020 completely in the rearview mirror come 2021 and will have little reason or time to look back.

A COVID-19-affected season that only featured 4 series points shows had been largely upgraded with a 2021 schedule that initially included 12 races. As of this past week- that total has grown to 15 with the addition of 2 tour dates at Brett Deyo’s new promotional effort at Utica-Rome Speedway and an additional date at Ronnie Ford’s Afton Speedway.

Series promoter Mike Emhof announced the events Saturday afternoon- Friday June 25 at Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, NY; Friday July 9 at Afton Speedway in Afton, NY; and back to Utica-Rome on Friday August 20.

“We are extremely thankful that Brett has included CRSA and the Patriots into his new effort at Utica-Rome,” noted Emhof. “This is a very exciting time for fans of this historic racing facility. We’ve had a great partnership with Brett with CRSA at the Short Track Supernationals and more recently at Fonda Speedway. Our drivers are already looking forward to putting on a thrilling show for Brett’s fanbase.”

Afton Speedway, second all-time in CRSA history with 32 events, has added a July 9 special featuring the stars of the 305 sprints. This date is in addition to the already scheduled tour date during the Brett Deyo promoted Fall special on October 8. High hopes are held for racing and fans to return to the racy clay oval just off Interstate 88 after a season of quiet in 2020.

There is an additional date on the CRSA Sprints schedule, Saturday July 3, that is being discussed and we hope to share some exciting news on that in the near future. Stay tuned to all of the social channels for the CRSA Sprints for more developments.

The 2021 Super Gen Products CRSA Sprints 15-race tour schedule is also flanked by weekly Saturday night CRSA-sanctioned racing at Paul Cole’s Land of Legends Raceway. Land of Legends just announced on Friday a purse increase for the 305 Sprint Cars- now paying $500-to-win, $300 for second, $220 for third and $125 just to take the green flag.

2021 Super Gen Products CRSA Sprints Schedule:

May 7 Penn Can Speedway

May 22 Land of Legends Raceway

May 30 Weedsport Speedway

June 5 Fonda Speedway

June 19 Land of Legends Raceway

June 25 Utica-Rome Speedway **New date added

July 3 T.B.D.

July 9 Afton Speedway **New date added

July 23 Penn Can Speedway

July 31 Fonda Speedway

August 14 Land of Legends Raceway

August 20 Utica-Rome Speedway **New date added

September 12 Thunder Mountain Speedway

September 17 Fonda Speedway

September 25 Penn Can Speedway

October 8 Afton Motorsports Park

 

 

RacinBoys Partners With Midwest Wingless Racing Association to Live Stream Races in 2021

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Feb. 20, 2021) - The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network has partnered with the upstart Midwest Wingless Racing Association to live stream most of its 2021 racing schedule.

The non-wing sprint car series has a slate of approximately 20 races at a dozen tracks throughout the Midwest and the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network plans to offer live video from almost all of the events.

"We're really looking forward to working with Raul (Ramirez) and everyone with the Midwest Wingless Racing Association, and we appreciate FloRacing and USAC for allowing us to offer these broadcasts," RacinBoys Co-Founder Scott Traylor said. "The series has grown leaps and bounds. It has showcased a great car count from the start and we're excited to see the M.W.R.A. take another step forward in 2021."

Ramirez founded the series last year and it was a success from the start.

"I think our average car count was in the mid-20s," he said. "The Rookie of the Year Award came down to the final race of the year as well as the championship. Wyatt Burks and Don Droud Jr. ended up tied with Wyatt ultimately winning because he had more wins. It was down to the wire and we expect the same high level of competition in 2021.

"We're excited for an amazing partnership with RacinBoys. This is a great opportunity for our series, competitors and the tracks. It's good exposure regionally and nationally."

The season is scheduled to start on April 17 at Jefferson County Speedway in Fairbury, Neb., for the Ray Cooley Memorial. Each race will kick off with M.W.R.A. Race Day Live, which is a pre-race broadcast hosted by Ray Cunningham on the series' Facebook page.

The Midwest Wingless Racing Association is the latest in a string of series aligning with the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network for live streams. In addition to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events that will be co-streamed with FloRacing, fans can watch Oil Capital Racing Series, Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series and various ASCS regional races via a RacinBoys All Access subscription.

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

RacinBoys also plans on being available via several streaming options this spring. Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV and Android TV will all offer a RacinBoys app in the coming months.

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

 

 

Bacon a Passing Master at USAC’s Winter Dirt Games

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (February 19, 2021) – Brady Bacon kicked off his USAC National Sprint Car defense in strong fashion by racing to a pair of strong finishes in last weekend’s “Winter Dirt Games” at Ocala, Florida’s Bubba Raceway Park.

“The Macho Man” advanced eight positions aboard the Hoffman Racing Fatheadz Eyewear No. 69 in both the Thursday and Friday night features, rallying from 12th to fourth in the Thursday night opener and then from tenth to second in Friday night’s 30-lapper.

The pair of strong runs put Bacon third in event points through the opening two nights, locking him into Saturday’s finale only to have it canceled by rain.

With a pair of Hard Charger performances to open the season, Bacon earned the event’s ProSource Passing Master award.

“We have a really good car, we just have to do a little better job qualifying,” Bacon explained. “I wish we could have got Saturday in, we wouldn’t have started any worse than eighth which was better than we started all weekend.”

Bacon’s first USAC Sprint Car action of 2021 came after racing into his fourth career Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals championship “A” Main and second in the last three years just last month at the Tulsa Expo Raceway only to get collected in an opening lap incident that sidelined him from the 55-lapper.

After a pair of idle weekends, Bacon will take aim at the ASCS Elite “Texas Non-Wing Nationals” $10,300 winner’s share at Ennis’ Big O Speedway on March 4-6 abord the Wedgewood No. 98 Sprint Car.

Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Hoffman Auto Racing, Fatheadz Eyewear, Champion Oil, Gene Franckowiak, Drivewfx.com, Elliott’s Custom Trailers, ATC Trailers, Tel-Star Technologies, Dragonfly Aviation, Lykins Oil, Triple X Race Co., Hoosier Tire, XYZ Machine, Heath Clips Lawn Care, FK Indy, Engler Machine and Tool, FK Rod Ends, Specialty Rigging, Keizer Wheels, Purple Heart Foundation, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Smiley’s Racing Products, R&R Enterprises, DMI, ProGlide Coatings, Chalk Stixx, Wilwood Engineering, Lajoie Seats, Smith Precision Products, Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, MyRacePass, Schroth Racing, Saldana Racing Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products and Schoenfeld Headers.

2021 Quick Stats: 9 races, 3 top-fives, 4 top-tens.

Up Next: ASCS Elite “Texas Non-Wing Nationals” at Big O Speedway in Ennis, TX, on March 4-6.

Keep Track: Keep track of Brady Bacon’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.bradybaconracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Brady-Bacon-278125555137/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BradyBaconRacin.

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

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19

It’s getting to the business end of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series championship.

Only three rounds remain - the Big Chap 57 at the Perth Motorplex this Saturday night, followed by twin feature races at Bunbury Speedway the following Saturday night, February 27.

And the race to crown a new series champion is going to go down to the wire.

Kaiden Manders leads the chase on 1648 from Dayne Kingshott on 1634, Callum Williamson 1620, Kris Coyle 1608 and defending series champion Jason Kendrick on 1598.

The maximum points each driver can earn in a round is 150 points (with 146 for second, 144 for third, and two point reductions for each spot after that) and the lowest they can get, if we have a 24-car field and they start, is 102 points (with the series allocating dropout points for the feature races).

If you crunch these numbers there are countless different points scenarios that could take place which means the top five order could look significantly different at the end.

To add to the twist, each driver will have their worst round (points wise) dropped at the completion of the final feature race at Bunbury.

We will have more information on those likely scenarios in the lead-up to the double-header final.

Having said all that, Manders is in the box seat at the moment - his 12-point buffer over Kingshott is equivalent to finishing six spots higher in a feature race.

So if Manders finishes up high in this Saturday night’s round and crosses the line ahead of Kingshott, his advantage is maintained heading in the final bouts at Bunbury.

Heading into this round Manders has one win, a couple of thirds and another couple of fourths as his best results.

Kingshott has a pair of seconds and a fifth as his best results so far.

Williamson has three feature race wins, a third, a fourth and a fifth to his name and is a further 14 points behind Kingshott, making his run even harder.

Coyle, who has gone close to a win this season has best results of a third, a fourth and a pair of fifths.

Kendrick won the last round, his second win of the season, to go with his other best results of a second, a third and a fifth.

Twenty three cars have nominated for this Saturday night’s show.

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series points (with 3 rounds remaining): Kaiden Manders 1648, Dayne Kingshott 1634, Callum Williamson 1620, Kris Coyle 1608, Jason Kendrick 1598, Andrew Priolo 1590, James Inglis 1580, Taylor Milling 1560, Jason Pryde 1560, David Priolo 1448, Brad Maiolo 1398, Daniel Harding 1362, AJ Nash 1328, Trevor Jolly 1212, Ben Butcher 1100, Jaydee Dack 1054, Brock Zearfoss 1036, Robbie Farr 992, Ryan Lancaster 962, Jamie Oldfield 944, Lynton Jeffrey 876, Cameron McKenzie 846, Scott Bogucki 840, Matthew Cross 802, George Eaton 694, Todd Davis 678, Shaun Bradford 676, Trevor Reynolds 556, Tom Callaghan 470, Daniel Hartigan 426, Jack Williamson 376, James McFadden 296, Aldo De Paoli 264, Paul Peet 258, Jamie Maiolo 226, Darren Mewett 200, Sean Zemunik 154, Murray Iwanow 116, Troy Lawson 104.

 

 

Tim Kaeding and Bates-Hamilton Racing Set for King of the West Title Hunt in 2021

PETERSEN MEDIA: With racing action set to begin in California in the coming weeks, Bates-Hamiton Racing is pleased to announce that San Jose, CA pilot, Tim Kaeding will return to the seat of the No. 42x machine in 2021 for his fourth season as the team will turn its main focus to the King of the West Schedule.

“I am really excited to have 2020 over with and hopefully have some more freedom in 2021,” Tim Kaeding said. ‘The BHR team and I are pumped to get in a lot of racing this season.”

With 2021 schedules extremely tentative as of now due to ongoing California mandates, to early plan for the R&B Company/Vinyltech PVC Pipe/Clow Valve backed No. 42x machine will be to attack the KWS/Narc Schedule and supplement their schedule with West Coast World of Outlaws races in the fall, as well as big 360ci races such as both Trophy Cup’s, and the Fall Nationals in Chico, CA where they are the defending race champions.

As it currently sits now, Kaeding and company will run 40 races up and down the Golden State, however, should things change they are fully prepared to take their program on the road as they have already done this year as they took part in the inaugural Wild Wing Shootout in Arizona back in January.

“We have a really cool schedule in place, and it has a few open dates that will allow me to travel a little as well,” Kaeding added. “I hope we can come out running hard, make some noise, and let everyone know we will be a threat all year long.”

Heading into 2021 Kaeding has two KWS crowns to his credit coming with Wright One Motorsports in 2002, and Roth Motorsports in 2011. He currently sits second on the series’ All Time Wins list with 68 victories, trailing only his father Brent who has 84 triumphs to his credit.

TK and Bates-Hamilton Racing would like to thank R&B Company, Vinyltech PVC Pipe, Clow Valve, ADS, Dan Ewart Sales, B Scadden Designs, Oldcastle Infrastructure, Star Pipe Products, Tigre, SIP, Custom Pipe and Fabrication, Kaeding Performance, Kistler Engines, Capitol Custom Trailers, RTR, Van Lare Steering Repair, Dirt Solutions, Warehouse Paint, ART, Performance Powder Coating, Scott Taylor Racing, and Don Ott Racing Engines for their support this season.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with TK by following him on Twitter @TKaedingRacing.

 

 

Flocon Moonshine Masters RD2 with a bonus

After a disappointing weekend last weekend losing a series round the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series is returning to Timmis Speedway, Mildura next Saturday night, 27th February. This will be the second round of the Flocon Moonshine Masters mini-series being held at Timmis this season. With $2K on the line for the winner it is vital that teams in the running have good results and collect more A Main points. Points are based on the A Main only for the 3 shows at Mildura.

“We are also throwing in an added bonus for the show and the A Main purse will now be $1500 to win, plus as always the Hoosier WAV tire. 2nd to 20th will have an extra $50 added to each place. That’s makes 20th place worth $350 to start. We are half way thru the series and we wanted to rev it up a bit for our guys for this one show. We cannot thank Flocon Engineering enough for their support allowing us to make this happen.” an excited Mandy Searle said.

So remember to lock in the date, February 27th Timmis Speedway, Mildura.

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY WORLD OF OUTLAWS RACE CANCELED – OTHER MARCH DATES POSTPONED

(Perris, CA, February 18, 2021) Covid is again playing havoc with racing on the West Coast. On Wednesday afternoon, the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series announced that it was canceling the entire early season western swing through California, Arizona, and Nevada. That included the March 20th date at Perris Auto Speedway that also featured the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and the PAS Senior Sprints. Later that day, long time promoter Don Kazarian announced the postponement of the March 6th LKQ Pick Your Part Night of Destruction and the March13th PASSCAR Stock Car Series/IMCA Modified race.

As of now, the remainder of the schedule remains intact and hopefully the postponed races can be made up later in the year. However, everything on the schedule is contingent on state and county regulations regarding crowds during the pandemic.

2021 EVENT SCHEDULE

April 3rd LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION II – Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

April 10th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

April 24th "SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS Senior Sprints

May 1st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III – Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

May 15th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

May 22nd "SALUTE TO INDY" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints and So Cal Sportsman Sprint Cars

June 5th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IV - Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

June 12th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

June 19th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints and So Cal Sportsman Sprint Cars

June 26th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 4th FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V - Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

July 10th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 16th “SUMMER CAMPFEST” AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints and So Cal Sportsman Sprint Cars

July 17th “SUMMER CAMPFEST” AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints and So Cal Sportsman Sprint Cars

July 24th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 31st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VI - Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

August 14th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

August 21st CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints and So Cal Sportsman Sprint Cars

August 28th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VII - Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

September 4th “SUMMER CAMPFEST II” PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

September 5th “SUMMER CAMPFEST II” PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

September 11th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VIII - Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

September 18th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

September 25th "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints and So Cal Sportsman Sprint Cars

October 16th PASSCAR SERIES – “FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT” - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

October 23rd AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints and So Cal Sportsman Sprint Cars

October 30th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VIIII - Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

November 3rd 25TH ANNUAL OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION - Practice Night

November 4th 25TH ANNUAL OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL, AMSOIL USAC/CRA, USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CARS

November 5th 25TH ANNUAL OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL, AMSOIL USAC/CRA, USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CARS

November 6th 25TH ANNUAL OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL, AMSOIL USAC/CRA, USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CARS

November 13th PASSCAR “CHAMPION’S NIGHT” - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

NOTE: SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE COVID 19 AND OTHER FACTORS.

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MAJOR GROWTH TO BE SEEN IN PACE RUSH SERIES IN 2021; OVER 40 NEW RACERS SET TO MAKE THEIR RUSH DEBUTS FEATURING NUMEROUS "FUTURES CUP" CONTENDERS IN BOTH THE SPORTSMAN MODS & PRO MODS
By Doug Kennedy

(February 18, 2021) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Pulaski, PA)...Note: This is part two of the two-part story on the high influx of new racers to the Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC. Part one was on the new Late Model and Sprint Car drivers and is available at the following link https://rushlatemodels.com/New%20RUSH%20racers%202021%20story%20A.html. Also, the new group of RUSH Stock Car and Karting drivers will be featured in individual separate stories at a later date.

RUSH's main objective has always been to keep people racing with true "cost containment" technical rules packages surrounded by valuable championship programs; the combination seems to be working as the Series continues to attract an extremely diversified group of racers whose numbers exceed well over 600 throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, and 2021 will be no different.

Drivers who have been racing all their lives, those that are getting in a race car for the very first time or those with various levels of experience and background, have found a home with RUSH; and age doesn't seem to be a factor either as competitors range in age from early teens through the 60s. From rookies to hall of famers, RUSH is fitting the bill and achieving their number one goal of "keeping people racing".

There will be at least five new drivers this season in the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds with four of them competing for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "Futures Cup" Championship. Twenty-five-year-old Josh Ehrenberg of New Castle, Pennsylvania is the elder statesman of the group. Ehrenberg started racing Mini Stocks when he was 14. Since then he's done some hit and miss racing, but for 2021 will compete in the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds joining his older brother Jordan, who has raced a Sportsman Mod for the past few years. “I’ve been around the RUSH Sportsman Mods crewing for my brother so I thought why not build a car and join it,” Ehrenberg said.

“I think Vicki has something going,” Ehrenberg said. “It’s a great Series. If you don’t have the money to build a big-block, you can buy a crate motor that’s a lot cheaper and be able to compete.”

Josh is looking forward to racing against his big brother this year. “I’m going to love it,” he said. “He’ll probably beat me but I’m looking forward to racing against him anyway! A lot of my car this year is because of him. When he upgraded his car, I ended buying his old parts.”

Cole Edwards of Kennerdell, Pa. will also be a first year driver in the Sportsman Mod division, and one of at least four drivers battling for the 2021 "Futures Cup" crown. Prior to joining the Sportsman Mods, Cole raced a Go-Kart for three years. Cole also won the track championship at Flat Rock Speedway in his second year of Go-Kart racing in the Outlaw Kart division.

Financially his father Jason will fund the racing operation, but Cole does what he can to help with the cost by mowing grass and power washing homes. “He saves whatever he makes from work and Christmas and birthday presents to put back into the racing operation,” Jason said of his son. “Cole lives and breathes racing. He and I are building the car right now.”

As for RUSH, Jason said, “So far I love it. I have several friends in it and that’s how we got into it. It’s the affordability that we really like. I think it’s a great series for the younger drivers that are coming into the sport and progressing forward. I think he’s going to do very well. One thing is that he accomplished his goal and that was to get into a Modified. Now it’s on him to make sure it works.”

Fifteen-year-old Lucas Canon of Sharpsville, Pennsylvania will be racing a RUSH Sportsman Mod for the very first time, and also competing for the Hovis "Futures Cup" crown. For the last four years, Lucas raced Go-Karts and won two championships last year at Slippery Rock and Good Hope in the Junior Clone and Junior Predator divisions. Lucas, who is a freshman at Sharpsville High School, has been working for the last year at Zero Error Racing where he machines parts for racecars.

This year will be a true family affair for the Canon family. Lucas' father Jim, who raced Big-Block Modifieds and E-Mods from 1992 through 2007, will be the financial support along with Lucas' mother, Michele. Jim will also serve as the crew chief while Michele will be there as well to lend her support. Lucas’ sister, Muncie, will help with the tires and clean the car, while grandfather Howard will be part of the pit crew as well.

The Canons purchased the Sportsman Mod last September from Jordan Little. “It’s one of the things we wanted to try," said Michele. We’re really looking forward to it.”

Lucas added, “I’ve always wanted to race a Modified. I can’t wait to get the season started.”

“It’s a fresh deal for us,” said Jim. “A lot of the people that I talked with feel like it’s a real good deal for us and it’s affordable with the crate motor.”

Cameron McFadden will be yet another RUSH Sportsman Modified Hovis "Futures Cup" contenders in 2021. At 16 years of age and a junior at Northwestern High School, McFadden has been racing a Go-Kart since he was nine years old. During that time, he was able to win seven features racing at Slippery Rock.

McFadden comes from a racing family as his stepfather, Wendell Pinckney, and his stepbrother, William Pinckney, have both raced a RUSH Late Model. “They both said that they really liked the Series and in particular, all the different tracks they were able to race,” said McFadden, who lives in Albion, Pa. This year, Wendell will race a Super Late Model at Eriez and Stateline, while William will campaign an E-Mod at Raceway 7.

Wendell and his mother, Darlene, will both be involved with Cameron's racing program. Wendell will provide the financing and be with his son on race day as will his mother, who will provide moral and physical support. “So far, my step dad and I are putting the Modified together,” Cameron said.

“I’m just excited to get started and finally get into a bigger car,” said McFadden. “I used to go to Sharon and Raceway 7 and I was intrigued by the Modified. I hope to race and improve and eventually get into a Big-Block Modified.”

Eighteen- year-old Jolene Smith hopes to get at least a half dozen races under her belt in her first year of racing a Sportsman Mod. The reason for so few races is that she is stationed at boot camp at Lackland Air Force base in San Antonio, Texas.

“Jolene will be there until the beginning of March and then she will go to another base for tech school,” said her father, Don. “She is learning to do aircraft hydraulics. Even when she comes back she will have weekend obligations to her base.”

Jolene raced a Go-Kart for four years before making the step up to a Modified. Don and Jerry Schaffer, who they bought the Modified from, will finance Jolene’s racing operation.

As for RUSH, Don said, “I know quite a few drivers that run it. It’s a good thing with the limitations they put on things. Huge money doesn’t necessarily mean success. The way it’s organized it keeps a level playing field.”

There will be at least nine new drivers in the RUSH Pro Mod Series. First up is 20-year-old Timothy Eastman of Delevan, New York. His only season of racing came in 2019 when he campaigned a Street Stock. Eastman didn’t race in 2020 because of COVID. Racing in the Pro Mod series is something Timothy always wanted to do. His dad, Andrew, also raced Modifieds at Freedom.

“When I found out the Pro Mods were racing at Freedom, I went out and bought one,” Eastman said. His plans are to run weekly at Freedom and McKean County Raceway and mix in some races at Stateline Speedway. “Financially this racing thing is all on me. I think it’s a great opportunity for any driver to get in. It’s affordable and evens out the playing field for everyone. I’m looking forward to the season and even being a rookie, I feel optimistic.”

Brett Ritter got a late start in his racing life beginning only last season with a RUSH Late Model for some races at tracks like Woodhull, Bradford, and Genesee.

“I’m very anxious for the season to start,” said the 45-year-old of Belfast, New York. Brett’s uncle, Al Brewer, is still racing for his 51st consecutive year. A good friend, Tim Schram, is also still racing. “To go wheel-to-wheel with those is what gets me excited- it’s like a dream come true. I like the RUSH Series and hope to see it grow even more.”

Forty-two-year-old Victor Earle, Jr. is a third generation driver. His father, Victor Sr., raced at Stateline from the late 1980s through the early 2000s, while his uncle Dan and grandfather Albert raced on the asphalt in Vermont and New Hampshire. Earle has driven a Pro Stock off and on and now will be joining the RUSH Pro Mods for his rookie season.

"It was a family thing,” Earle said. “We consider ourselves to be Earle Family Motorsports. I grew up watching dad race.”

Earle bought his first car in 2012 and raced at Stateline and Eriez in the Pro Stock class. In 2014, he raced a Street Stock at McKean and then in 2017 raced a Pro Stock at Stateline, Eriez, McKean, and Genesee, eventually selling the car at the end of the season. Now after a three-year layoff, he’s back racing in a Pro Mod.

“The Pro Mod seems like the perfect fit for us with the rules and it’s easy on the pocketbook,” Earle said. “We’re actually buying an E-Mod from a guy in Texas and meeting him in Nashville. “We’re trying to get the team together so we can race this year.”

It helps that Earle lives 10 minutes from McKean and five minutes from Bradford. “RUSH definitely has a good foothold in this area. Having a championship points fund, the insurance, the contingency prizes, and the payouts I think makes for a great thing. It’s budget racing at its best.”

Another addition to the RUSH Pro Mod Series is the Ingalls Family of Belmont, New York. The family includes Dean and his son Matt. Dean will be the driver this year.

“I’ve been begging him for 10 years to get back into racing and he finally has,” Matt said of his dad, who is 57 years old.

During his racing days, Dean raced a Sportsman Mod, a Super Stock, and a Limited Late Model up until the early 2000s.

“The car is all his, but I will help him put it together,” Matt said. “The Pro Mods are probably one of my favorites to watch. It seems like your local average driver can race because it is not overly expensive. RUSH has done a good job with these Crate Series and I’m really looking forward to this season.”

Mike Eschrich of Mt. Jewett, Pennsylvania will be part of the RUSH Pro Mod Series for 2021. Prior to that, Eschrich raced a Hobby Stock for 10 years and an E-Mod since 2008.

“I think there’s lots of opportunities for the Series to be good for all the racers, particularly with the points fund,” said the 44-year-old Eschrich. “RUSH is organized and are good at getting races for the drivers. Other drivers who have been in the series are really happy with it. I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited for a season to begin,” Eschrich continued. “With McKean 15 minutes from the house opening with the Pro Mod class, it made sense for me to do it.”

Thirty-year-old Tyler Carlin of Belmont, New York will be racing a RUSH Pro Mod for the first time in 2021. He hopes to run the RUSH Weekly Series at Bradford, but that all depends on the availability he will have with his work schedule. Tyler works as a Construction Inspector for National Fuel. The company is located in Buffalo, but Tyler works out of the Erie office.

Carlin began his career at eight years old in a Go-Kart. He then progressed to a Mini Stock when he was 14. Upon graduation, he enrolled at University of Northwestern Ohio to major in motorsports. He raced on the school motorsports team and had an internship as a mechanic on Andy Hillenburg’s ARCA team.

His stepfather, Tim Schram, had some extra cars that Tyler drove for the Northeast Sportsman Modified division and then a Street Stock for a few other times. “I finally got enough money to put my own team together,” Carlin said.

“The Pro Mod seems affordable compared to the Late Models,” Carlin said. “I’m going to try it out and see if I like it more than the Sportsman Mods. I really like the rules package.”

Sixteen year old Derek Peterson will be another new driver to race in the RUSH Pro Mod Series for 2021. For the last three years, his father, Tim, has owned a RUSH Pro Mod for Vaughn Nystrom. Now this year, he will add a second Pro Mod for his son, Derek.

“I’m excited about it,” said Tim about his son. “He’s never been in a Mod so I’m a little nervous. The Pro Mod is a good class and I would rather get him started with the Modified and not develop bad habits. It’s a different style of car that I would rather have him learn. Our goal was to eventually get him into a Mod.” Derek raced a 4-Cylinder kids class prior to this season.

Tim is also a current racer, driving a UMP Modified. He started in 2000 racing a Street Stock for five years before getting into an E-Mod. The car Derek will drive this season is a 2014 Shaw that Tim used to run before rolling it at McKean. “It’s been sitting there for three years so I just re-did the whole thing and it will be the car Derek will drive this season.”

“I think it’s an awesome series for the drivers,” Tim said of RUSH. “I can’t believe what Vicki and Mike (Leone) do at the end of the year with all the giveaways. I’ve been running other series for many years and never received anything. I think it’s wonderful what they do for the drivers with sponsors, the points fund, and the giveaways. The stuff they gives away is phenomenal. I also think that the car counts will continue to grow.”

“I think the RUSH Series is pretty cool with the sponsors,” Derek said. “Vaughn (Nystrom) really enjoys it. “My goal this year is to get the feel of that style of car- I’m excited about doing it.”

Ian DeGolier of Bradford, Pennsylvania will be entering his first season with the RUSH Pro Mod series. At 15, Ian raced Mini Stocks kid division for three years, winning the track championship twice at Bradford. He will also be a contender for the 2021 "Futures Cup" Championship.

"I’m looking forward to this year by jumping up a class and racing at McKean County, my favorite track,” said Ian.

This is his first year in a Modified and his dad, Todd, is very positive about his son being in the RUSH Series. “I think it’s a great Series. I like the fact that it’s a sanctioning body that you don’t have to worry about track rules and anybody cheating. I think it’s absolutely awesome.”

Also set to participate in 2021 in the RUSH Pro Mods is Dwayne Powers; however, no information was available at press time.

With the introduction of the new RUSH Stock Car division at Dog Hollow, Stateline, and Eriez Speedways, an additional 12-15 drivers are also expected to join the RUSH ranks along with new racers in the RUSH Karting Series that will begin its second season this year. A special story will feature these new RUSH racers nearer to the beginning of their individual seasons.

In conclusion RUSH's objective of "keeping people racing" seems to be right on point and flourishing, as an enthusiastic new group of racers join the RUSH ranks in 2021, and look forward to an exciting season full of excitement and valuable opportunities!

RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Pace Performance together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Born2Run Lubricants, Flynn's Tire, FK Rod Ends, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Waterstone Mortgage Hermitage, CrateInsider.com, Vahlco Wheels, and Wedge Motorsports.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our various Facebook page and Twitter accounts by searching for the appropriate divisions.

 

 

MAJOR GROWTH TO BE SEEN IN PACE RUSH SERIES IN 2021; OVER 40 NEW RACERS SET TO MAKE THEIR RUSH DEBUTS LED BY THE SPRINTS & LATE MODELS
By Doug Kennedy

(February 17, 2021) -
Note: This story will be presented in two parts due to the high influx of new racers to the RUSH Series; part one is on Late Model and Sprint drivers and part two on Sportsman Modified and Pro Mod drivers. Also, the new group of RUSH Stock Car and Karting drivers will be featured in individual separate stories at a later date.

(Pulaski, PA)...If there is one word that describes the Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, it’s “growth”, and as the 2021 season draws near that term correctly describes RUSH. It is expected that over 40 new racers will compete in 2021 throughout the RUSH Series including Late Models, Sprint Cars, Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Mods, and the new Stock Cars! The RUSH Karting Series, which was launched in 2020, is also encompassed under the expanding RUSH umbrella and is expected to grow in 2021. RUSH also provides the engine sealing process on all crate engines at Jennerstown (PA) Speedway, a track that has continued to expand its crate engine presence. All told RUSH racers will by vying for well over $250,000 in cash and valuable product, the highest in Series history!

RUSH's main objective has always been to keep people racing with true "cost containment" technical rules packages surrounded by valuable championship programs; the combination seems to be working as the Series continues to attract an extremely diversified group of racers whose numbers exceed well over 600 throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, and 2021 will be no different.

Drivers who have been racing all their lives, those that are getting in a race car for the very first time or those with various levels of experience and background, have found a home with RUSH; and age doesn't seem to be a factor either as competitors range in age from early teens through the 60s. From rookies to hall of famers, RUSH is fitting the bill and achieving their number one goal of "keeping people racing".

As an example, eight of the 10 new drivers in the RUSH Sprint Car division for 2021 have never raced a Sprint Car before, although they do have racing experience, and a couple have never even sat in a Sprint Car. Four of those 10 are all better than a half century in age, and this includes Rod George, a hall of famer with more than 100 "410" Sprint Car victories, who will be wheeling 2020 championship car owner Ted Hull's #41.

Russ Sansosti of Youngstown, Ohio will be one of the new drivers to compete for the Pace RUSH Sprint Car Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series Championship. Sansosti and George are the only new drivers to have ever driven a Sprint Car. Sansosti started his career as a 16-year-old in 2003 with a "360" Sprint Car before upgrading to a "410", which he'll also continue to compete in along with RUSH.

“An old family friend (Buzzy Utsinger) always liked what RUSH has done,” Sansosti said. “We talked a few months ago and we decided to go ahead and do the Series. I like the idea of RUSH because it puts everybody on a level playing field and you can’t outspend one another.”

Unfortunately, Utsinger, who was also a good friend to RUSH Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone dating back to Emig's tenure of ownership at Mercer Raceway Park (1999-2010), passed away in late January. “I’m doing it as a memory to Buzzy,” Sansosti said. “It will be a tribute to him. Buzzy was a guy who like to have a small motor and race against the guys with the big motors and compete.”

Fifty-one year old Bob Bland of Ashtabula, Ohio will be in his first season in the RUSH Sprint Car . “I’m looking forward to joining this great division,” Bland said. "I’ve raced many divisions, but never in a Sprint Car. I love everything about the rules and what the Series is doing and I’m excited to be a part of it. I can’t thank Vicki (Emig) enough for helping develop racing divisions for us that are affordable and competitive.”

Although he will be a novice in a Sprint Car, Bland has raced plenty of other cars beginning in 1993 in a Street Stock. Bland also raced Hobby Stocks, Econo Mods, E-Mods, and Limited Late Models; however, he hasn’t raced since 2013. His car will sport the famous Evil Knievel throwback graphics.

“It’s one of those things that I’m just doing to have fun,” Bland said of his upcoming Sprint Car experience. “I’ve won a few championships in my career, but this is something I just want to try. We all know how expensive racing has become. I got turned away from the Late Models because guys were spending tons on their chassis. Nobody wants to go out and race knowing you are being out spent, and the RUSH Sprints definitely has that under control. I’ve never made one lap in a Sprint Car, but I’m smart enough to realize that I will start in the back, chill and learn, and just have some fun. I also like the fact that I can race at tracks that I’ve never had the opportunity before because they didn’t have my division.”

At 56 years of age, Bill Watson of Conneaut, Ohio will also be competing in the Sprint Car division for the 2021 season. “I have never sat in a Sprint Car before, but I’m hoping to have a good time, make some new friends and above all be safe,” Watson said of his upcoming season.

His son, Bud, currently races with the RUSH Late Models and will race at Raceway 7 weekly and as much of the Touring Series as possible. “I hope to help him as much as possible and still be able to compete in the Sprint Car division. Hopefully there will be nights when we can race at the same track on the same night.”

Watson’s racing resume that began in 1985 includes Big-Block Modifieds and Econo Mod racing. “I'm very ready for this season and looking forward to being part of a great racing group with RUSH, “Watson said. He plans on a season that will include about 15 races at Raceway 7, Sharon, Lernerville, PPMS, Bradford, and McKean.

Kevin Kaserman 41 of Middleford, Ohio is in his very first year of racing and it will be in a RUSH Sprint Car. “I’ve been going to races since I was little,” Kaserman said. “At 14 I lost interest in racing and didn’t regain interest until I was 30. Since then I've been to some races, but it was last year when I went to a race at Wayne County that rekindled my interest again. When I heard the '410' Sprints hot lapping, I was hooked once again. I had never felt like that. How could I have stopped following racing and then get obsessed with racing once again?”

“RUSH is a good starting point," continued Kaserman. "There’s no way I could get into a '410' financially or physically. I like the fact that the RUSH Sprint is cost-effective. I don’t know anything about engines so having a sealed engine package seemed to be the best way to go. I began watching the Series when it started in 2018; it was awesome! I was going to drive a Street Stock, but I’m 40, not getting any younger and I always wanted to drive a Sprint. I can’t thank Vicki enough for helping develop a racing division for guys like us that is affordable and competitive.”

To help him learn more about a Sprint, he watches YouTube videos of drivers building their race cars. “Honestly I don’t want to sound like an idiot when I’m talking to other drivers,” Kaserman said. “I just want to get to know the other drivers and gain as much knowledge about the car.”

At 38 years old, Mike Mathieson from of Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania has spent 22 of his years racing. At 16 he began racing a Modified before moving into a Stock Car and most recently a Mini Stock; this year it will be a RUSH Sprint Car. When his boss, David Hoobler, at H&H Materials bought a Sprint Car, he asked Matheson to drive it.

“I thought I would never race a Sprint Car because I couldn’t afford one,” Mathieson said. "I really never got involved with RUSH before, but know it’s affordable and puts everyone on a level playing field putting it back in the driver's hands. I'm nervous because it's going to be a big learning curve for me. I was speaking with another driver, Jeremy Weaver, and he said everything runs smooth with RUSH but don't try to cheat because they (RUSH) will catch you.”

Another driver in the RUSH Sprint Car series that’s in his 50s, is Mike Hover of Warren, Ohio. Though at 56 and from a racing background, the number of races Hover has run is limited. As a youngster, he remembers going to Jack Sodeman’s shop and looking at his Sprint Car hoping one day that he could race it.

Hover said that once RUSH came out with the Sprint Car division it was something he knew couldn’t be good for him; a sarcastic comment because Mike has been around racing his entire life and knew now he just might get his chance at driving one! “I think RUSH is the future of racing," stated Hover. "Most people with regular jobs just can't race in the 'open' series. RUSH has provided another avenue for people to compete.”

His dad, the late Stan, Sr., was an accomplished racer and started the well-known Hover Racing parts and tire business in 1965. His brother, Stan, Jr. bought the business and through the years owned a NASCAR team for a number of drivers including Dave Blaney, Joe Ruttman, and Morgan Shepherd.

“I did over the wall stuff with the ARCA and Cup cars,” Hover said. “I have three nephews who are World of Outlaws crew members (Matt McCrimmon, Craig McCrimmon, and Nick Hover). In 2012, I toured for a year with Vic Coffey and Tim McCreadie driving the transporter and being part of the pit crew. I built the race cars for my brother. I’ve done just about everything, but drive for myself. Once the RUSH Sprint Car series came out, I knew that was the direction I wanted to go.”

Another newcomer to the RUSH Sprint Series is 29-year-old Jordan Hamilton of Collier Township, Pennsylvania. The youngest of the 2021 freshman class of Sprint drivers as five of the eight new drivers are in their 50s or beyond.

Add to that, Hamilton is in his very first year in a racecar period. “I’ve been around racing my whole life,” Hamilton said whose brother Eric, Jr. races a RUSH Late Model. “For me, RUSH gives you a competitive edge without having to spend a whole lot of money. It seems like the way to go because you don’t have to compete against guys who have larger budgets. RUSH is a great deal with the product giveaways for the drivers as well as everything else they do for their drivers.”

Jordan and his dad, Eric, own a business called Eric Hamilton Towing and Road Service located in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania. “I’ll try to make as many races as possible and race as many weekends as I can,” Hamilton continued. “I’m going to go out and give it my best and most importantly earn the respect of the other drivers.”

“I’ve been waiting to race a Sprint Car my whole life and now because of RUSH and the engine package, I can afford to do it.” Those were the words of 58-year-old first year RUSH Sprint Car series driver, Jeff Metsger of Lebanon, Pennsylvania. “I know it will be a big learning curve for me."

“I had a Pure Stock at Motordrome in 1985 but moved into Go-Karts because it was something I could afford,” Metsger said. He ended up winning all types of championships along the Eastern seaboard and then moved up to the highest class in the Karting world- Unlimited All-Stars. “I won that championship seven times.”

After a nine year hiatus from racing, Metsger got into the Outlaw Winged Karts and ended up with a championship in that series as well. He still has three of those cars but plans on selling them off so that he can devote his time and finances towards the RUSH Sprint series full-time.

Phil Young is another driver who will be joining the RUSH Sprint Car Series for the upcoming racing season. Young, who lives in Kittanning, Pa., raced Go-Karts some 25 to 30 years ago. And after that, there was no racing at all until he decided to compete in the RUSH Sprint Series this upcoming season. At 36 years of age, Young will be in the same boat as seven of the other newcomers to the Sprint Division: That is, he has never been in a Sprint Car prior to the start of this season.

“We’ll make what races we can,” said Young, whose job as a Kittanning policeman will take priority. “I’ll try and get the best equipment and use this year as a learning experience and not race for points. I hope to keep improving every season. RUSH seems like its building every year and obviously they are doing things right. It’s a good series for the average individual price-wise.”

“To say I’m excited about this year would be an understatement,” said 26-year-old Jim Alvater, Jr., who will be racing in the RUSH Late Models for the first time in his career “I wanted to race PPMS (Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway) and RUSH races there so RUSH it is. The more research I did into the RUSH program the more I wanted to participate. Their sponsors and contingency programs make it very enticing."

"I spoke to Mike Reft, as well as Scott Gunn, whose two sons Zack and Jake, run RUSH; just about everybody I’ve spoken to had nothing but good things to say about the RUSH Series," added Alvater. "I'm always looking for a new challenge and the one that is ahead of me is pretty big, but nothing I don't think I can handle. ”

Besides racing, Alvater also has a background in hockey as he played for CCAC. "His Father Jim, Sr. said, "His hockey days were certainly something! It was the expensive sport, not racing" he laughed. Alvater also spent times in Go-Karts and racing Motocross.

“I think it’s (RUSH) a good program,” said Alvater, Sr. who will work with his son turning the wrenches for the 2021 season as well as providing some financial support. “It’s an economical way for people to get into racing in a series where you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg.”

Brett Hope is 29 years old and lives in Bleinheim, Ontario, Canada. His racing career started when he was 17, but was put on hold because of hockey. He played the sport when he attended Buffalo State and ascended to playing for the Fayetteville Fire Ants in North Carolina before hanging up his skates. He then got back into racing competing with a Thunder Stock and an UMP Modified. This will be his first year in a Late Model racing with RUSH.

“I’ve heard nothing but good things about RUSH,” said Hope. “They are fair and the competition is hard to beat and that’s what I’m looking for. I think it will be a good challenge for me.” I would like to race this season around eight weekends that have multiple events on these weekends.

“I’m single now so I want to get into doing as much racing as possible.” His intentions are to run as many Touring Series events as possible. His crew includes his two brothers, Kyle and Shawn and four friends, Brandon Suk, Evan Howard, Elliott Wilkins and Mike Legue.

Fifty- two-year-old Patrick Parker of Candor, New York will be a first year competitor in the RUSH Late Models. His career in racing began in a Go-Kart when he was 16. He has also raced Big-Block and Small-Block Modifieds along with "360" Sprints. Late last year he ran a Late Model for three shows.

“I think RUSH is a real good series to run with and I'm hoping to get some additional sponsors so I can do a lot of their touring shows,” Parker continued. “From what I see, I like the way they go about everything with the engines, tires, and checking after the shows to make sure everything is legal. Their tech work is better than any other series I've seen so that’s why I chose RUSH.”

Thirty-four-year-old Trevor Herr of Gibsonia, Pennsylvania will also be doing his racing in 2021 for the very first time with RUSH. Herr’s prior racing experience came with an E-Mod for a couple of seasons when he raced at Sharon.

“I will be joining the RUSH Late Model division and even though I will be running a limited schedule, I could not be more excited," stated Herr. “I always wanted to race a Late Model so I sold the E-Mod and bought a Super Late Model which didn’t turn out very well.”

Herr then took a couple of years off before he decided to save his money and purchase a Crate Late Model. Herr also received some racing help from Mike Pegher and Chuck Kennedy. “I learned a lot from them,” Herr said. “I’ve never wanted to do anything but race and getting this opportunity is great. I’m not looking to race for points; I just want to learn, get some laps, and focus our attention on 2022. I’m a small fish in a big pond and just want to race and that’s what RUSH has provided me- the opportunity to race.”

Jeff Reeley of Mt. Airy, Maryland becomes the fifth new driver to become part of the RUSH Late Model division for 2021. Reeley started racing Enduros in the 1980s at Lincoln Speedway. He then moved to a Semi-Late Model in the 1990s at Potomac before ending his racing career in 2001 when his two kids, Tristen and Madison, came along. With only a few starts in a Late Model, 2021 will be the first time in nEarley 20 years that Jeff has got behind the wheel of a racecar.
“The children came along and that was the end of my racing career, “ said Reeley, the owner of J Reeley Painting and Drywall. "I’ve seen quite a few RUSH races over the last couple of years, but there wasn’t any money in the budget for me to race. Now with the two kids wrapping up their careers at Towson University, I have one last hurrah to have some fun racing. RUSH is a good cost-effective way to go racing and I’m absolutely looking forward to it.”
Even though he only raced a couple of times last season in a Dirt Late Model under the RUSH banner, 28-year-old Joe Squatriglia of Bridgeville, Pennsylvania will race full-time at PPMS for 2021.

Joe grew up as a kid in Monmouth County, New Jersey before moving to Pennsylvania in 2004. The first form of racing that he and his dad went to were the horses. From there he and his younger brother, Andrew, raced dirt bikes. That was in middle school and following his graduation, he entered the Marine Corp, got married, and had two daughters. Last year he got back into racing sharing driving duties in the Late Model with his brother and the guy who owned the car, Zack Kane.

“That was the car we shared last year and I ended up buying the car from him last season," explained Joe. “Zack has been a big help to keep me racing. He does everything for me including working on my shock package. I think RUSH is a good series and is well organized. If you're a guy trying to get into a racing, RUSH is definitely the way to go.”

Andy VanEvery of Jamestown, New York is a late addition to the RUSH Late Model division. At 33 years of age, VanEvery raced a Pro Stock last year at Eriez and Bradford Speedways. Now in his second year of racing, he will be behind the wheel of a RUSH Late Model for his first time, and is plans are to run Stateline and Bradford Speedways.

“The reason we joined this series was because of the availability for us to travel,” said Andy. “I also like how all the rules make it an even class. We’re excited to get things underway.”

The eighth newcomer to the RUSH Late Model Series will be Zach Crawford of McDonald, Pa. The 18-year-old will drive for his parents Jim and Crystal Crawford, who own Crawford Auto Repair located in Sewickley, Pa. The couple lives in McDonald, Pennsylvania. “We’ll pick up some races on the RUSH schedule and we’ll see how we do,” Crawford said.

Stay tuned for part two on the newcomers in the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds and RUSH Pro Mods. With the introduction of the new RUSH Stock Car division at Dog Hollow, Stateline, and Eriez Speedways, an additional 12-15 drivers are also expected to join the RUSH ranks along with new racers in the RUSH Karting Series that will begin its second season this year. A special story will feature these new RUSH racers nearer to the beginning of their individual seasons.

RUSH's objective of "keeping people racing" seems to be right on point and flourishing, as an enthusiastic new group of racers join the RUSH ranks in 2021, and look forward to an exciting season full of excitement and valuable opportunities!

RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Pace Performance together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Born2Run Lubricants, Flynn's Tire, FK Rod Ends, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Waterstone Mortgage Hermitage, CrateInsider.com, Vahlco Wheels, and Wedge Motorsports.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our various Facebook page and Twitter accounts by searching for the appropriate divisions.

 

 

EARLY ENTRY LIST FOR STEELE 125 REVEALED

February 17, 2021 – Pinellas Park, Florida – The early version of the expected entry list for next weekend’s $5.000-to-win “2nd annual Dave Steele World Non Wing Sprint Car Championship 125” at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, Florida was today revealed by Social Media site Pavement Ponders. The February 26-27 race will be governed by 2020 Little 500 rules.

To date, the entry list shows nearly 20 cars confirmed and is steadily trending upward as we inch closer to the race date. Additional teams have confirmed to Pavement Pounders that they intend to announce their participation in the coming days, although they have not yet, for a variety of reasons.

The early version of the entry list is headlined by Plymouth, Indiana driver Tyler Roahrig. Although Roahrig didn’t compete in the inaugural 2020 event, he all but dominated 125-lap events held at Anderson (Indiana) Speedway last season. He won two of the three events held there and would have to be considered an early favorite.
Other Midwest drivers confirmed include Kyle O’Gara, Ronnie Wuerdeman, and Dakoda Armstrong. O’Gara will be driving a car owned by former INDYCAR standout Sarah Fisher. Armstrong is a former NASCAR Rookie of the Year who has competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Xfinity Series full-time.

The biggest surprise entering this year’s event is the number of Florida teams expected to compete. This year no less than 12 teams are expected to compete, which wasn’t the case in 2020. Lack of participation by Florida drivers last season was contributed to virtually no non-wing pavement sprint car activity in the state of Florida in recent seasons.

Showtime Speedway promotor Robert Yoho has played a huge part in getting Florida teams involved in this year’s event. He scheduled 5 non-wing events during the month of February to get local teams seat time before the Midwest drivers arrive next week. LJ Grimm won the January 30 event while the February 6 event was lost to rain. This weekend will showcase two additional non-wing races beginning Friday night February 19.

With the amount of non-wing pavement sprint car races Showtime is offering over the next three weeks (including March 6), it almost appears to be a Spring Training of non-wing pavement sprint car racing for local teams. With the Little 500 also just over three months away, this is welcome news for local teams also looking to participate in that event as well.

Florida drivers expected to compete include Stan Butler, Nick Anrade, Travis Bliemeister, Joe Liguori, Shane Butler, Johnny Gilbertson, Rex Keene, Tommy Nichols, Mickey Kempgens, LJ Grimm, Sport Allen, and Dude Teate. The list includes many former Tampa Bay Area Racing Association and Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series champions.

The event will be broadcast as a Pay-Per-view on www.speed51.tv






DAVE STEELE WORLD NON WING SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONSHIP 125
FEBRUARY 26-27, 2021 -SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY
(Expected entries as of 2/17/20)
1 - Stan Butler - Bushnell, FL
3 - Nick Adrade - Venice, FL
4 - Travis Bliemeister - Venice, FL
7a - Dakoda Armstrong - New Castle, IN
13 - Joe Liguori - Tampa, FL
18 - Shane Butler - Bushnell, FL
22 - Brandon Blenden - Gulfport, MS
22 - Johnny Gilbertson - Tampa, FL
22X - Rex Keene - San Antonio, FL
32 - Ronnie Wuerdeman - Cincinnati, OH
44 - Gary Wiggins - Tampa, FL
55 - Tommy Nichols - Tampa, FL
56 - Tyler Roahrig - Plymouth, IN
67 - Kyle O'Gara - Indianapolis, IN
68 - Mickey Kempgens - Brandon, FL
88 - TBA
88 - LJ Grimm - Seffner, FL
88a - Sport Allen - Pinellas Park, FL
555 - Dude Teate - Leesburg, FL

 

 

Tickets Remain On Sale For Sprintcar Showdown – February 27

Following todays announcement that the Five-Day Lockdown in Victoria will be completed as of 11.59pm this evening, Premier Speedway will once again be in full preparation mode for Saturday February 27, when the Chittick’s Bakery Sprintcar Showdown takes place at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool.

Joining the Sprintcars on the program will be the Super Rod Cup, Late Models and V8 Dirt Modifieds.

Tickets remain on sale for this event as well as the Victorian Sprintcar Title on March 13, via the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

Patrons are reminded that as per the Government Instructions today and provided nothing changes between now and Saturday February 27, that masks will be required indoors or at any time when Social Distancing cannot be adhered to.

The Board and Management of Premier Speedway ask that everyone who attends complies with the regulations that are in place including the extremely important QR Coding. This quick, easy five minute task, is the security blanket to the whole season continuing so please fill our your details so we can continue to race on not only February 27 but for the remainder of the season.
All intending Sprintcar competitors are asked to download the entry form from the Premier Speedway website for the Sprintcar Showdown while the Late Models, V8 Dirt Modifieds and Super Rods can nominate through their relevant associations.

Premier Speedway will continue to monitor the current COVID-19 situation as well as matters such as State Border closures in the coming days.

Should COVID disrupt the event and cause its cancellation prior to commencement, all valid ticketholders will receive a refund for their ticket.

For further information, please keep an eye on www.premierspeedway.com.au or the Premier Speedway Facebook page.

 

 

Wilson Shifts Plans to Invade Southern Raceway This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 17, 2021) - Greg Wilson had planned to make his 410ci winged sprint car season debut this weekend with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

Mother Nature had other plans as the series was forced to postpone. Wilson and his Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics and DNC Hydraulics supported team are now heading to Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla., with the USCS Series on Friday and Saturday.

Wilson hustled from 14th to sixth to earn the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars during his debut at Southern Raceway in February 2020. He backed that up in March 2020 by scoring a pair of third-place finishes.

"We've been good," he said. "Other than being a sandy race track it reminds me of some tracks around home. I think that helps."

Wilson invaded East Bay Raceway Park last weekend for two preliminary nights of the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s before the event finale rained out.

Wilson was handcuffed by a high pill draw each night. He moved forward in a heat race on both Thursday and Friday, but ended up narrowly missing a transfer into the main event by two positions on Thursday and only one spot on Friday.

"I hate using pill draws as an excuse, but we didn't draw good," he said. "With that format, not drawing good and not being good at racing it hampered our week. It's one of those places where it's pretty unique. Florida cars and guys like Tim Shaffer and Mark Smith that have always been pretty good at East Bay have a knack for that place and usually run pretty good. Bob Hampshire used to tell me if you unload good you'll probably be good all weekend. And if you unload and you're bad you can only hope to be okay by the end of the weekend. We had a little different plan for our setup on Saturday, but it rained out."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 11 - East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 5 (4).

Feb. 12 - East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: 4 (5).

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla., with the USCS Series

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TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

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Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/GregWilsonw20

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"DNC Hydraulics has been a long-standing partner of Greg Wilson Racing," Wilson said. "Their support throughout the years has helped us get to the level of being able to compete with the World of Outlaws and we're grateful to have them as an important part of our team."

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, Gear Off Road, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Magtech Ignition, Simpson Race Products, Banshee Graphics, Lubbock Wrecker Service, Hepfner Racing Products, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Inter-State Truck Repair, ATL Fuel Cells, Sandridge Customs, Cooper Custom Powder, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Seven Indiana Sprint Car Tracks

Unite to Modify Hoosier Tire Rule

HAUBSTADT, Ind., Feb. 16 – To discourage the need for the chemical altering of tires and to keep the competition as equal as possible, seven Indiana sprint car tracks have mutually agreed to modify their respective track tire rules for the 2021 season.

After careful consideration, the promoters agreed to allow an additional right-rear tire to be used by their 410 non-wing sprint car competitors. The tire choices will be the Hoosier 105/16.0-15 medium or the recently approved Hoosier H15 softer compound tire.

The group of dirt tracks includes Bloomington Speedway, Gas City I-69 Speedway, Kokomo Speedway, Lawrenceburg Speedway, Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Paragon Speedway, and Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt.

The Midwest Sprint Car Series (MSCS) will also adopt the same rule for 2021.

“We feel this is an opportunity for teams to choose a tire that is more suitable for the various track conditions they encounter throughout the season,” said Tom Helfrich, promoter of Tri-State Speedway and president of MSCS. “All seven tracks involved have a little different character to them in regards to track surfaces.”

Kokomo Speedway promoter Reece O’Connor said the group also considered the economic upside to adding the Hoosier H15 as an option.

“I strongly feel the addition of the H15 is a cost-effective alternative to adding or enhancing the current $3,000-to-$4,000 shock packages many teams are utilizing,” O’Connor said. “This gives the lower-budget teams a better opportunity to compete on a more level playing field. Bolting on a $200 right-rear tire is a lot cheaper than the further development and increased expense of shock technology, $1,600 tire bleeder systems, and other handling technology that’s taking place. I also think you’re going to see less dust, better track conditions, and a higher level of close, competitive racing that our fans deserve.”

Currently the USAC national midget series offers the same two tire compound choices, while the Hoosier H15 is common in World of Outlaws and All Star Circuit of Champions competition.

 

 

Paul Nienhiser Kicks Rookie Campaign with USAC National Sprint Car Series Off in Florida

PETERSEN MEDIA: Turning his attention to USAC in 2021, Paul Nienhiser kicked his rookie campaign off with the USAC National Sprint Car Series over the weekend in Ocala, FL and was pleased to make both feature events against the start studded field.

“Overall, I gave our weekend a ‘B’,” Paul Nienhiser said. “I feel like I exceeded my own expectation racing against USAC, but the more I got comfortable the more I searched for a little more speed.”

Taking advantage off some testing opportunities before the action came to life on Thursday night, Nienhiser actually spent the weekend piloting KO Motorsports’ Kent Schmidt’s 10x Engineered Materials backed entry opposed to the Roadworks/Peterbilt CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil machine he was scheduled to drive.

Feeling more comfortable in the different car, things got real on Thursday night during the series’ opening event as the Chapin, IL driver timed in 14th fastest amongst the 23 cars that joined him in his qualifying flight.

With his car a little off for heat race action, Nienhiser would miss the transfer and be forced into the opening night ‘B’ Main event. Lining up 12th in the race, Nienhiser would need to finish inside the Top-6 to keep his night alive. With the car much better underneath him for the semi, Nienhiser would work his way up to seventh with laps winding down.

Taking the white flag on the outside of a transfer position, Nienhiser would let it all hang out on the final lap as he executed a final turn pass to move into the opening night feature event.

With the track extremely slick and used up for the feature, lining up in the 21st starting spot would prove to be a tall order. Doing what he could on the extremely slick surface, Nienhiser would work his way to a 16th place finish.

Continuing to acclimate to the KO Motorsports entry and make changes during the day on Friday, Friday night saw Nienhiser time in fifth quickest in his qualifying flight before contact while fighting for the final transfer position in heat race action forced him into the ‘B’ Main.

Feeling confident in the semi, Nienhiser would turn in some extremely strong laps as he was able to win the semi going away, and move into the feature event where he would grid the field from the 12th starting position.

Able to work his way into the Top-10, Nienhiser would find himself racing wheel to wheel with some of the best that USAC has to offer until contact again got Nienhiser out of shape and cost him several positions.

Trying to make up the lost ground, Nienhiser would get into the wall and cut down his right rear tire forcing him into the work area. Able to make repairs, Nienhiser would close his trip out with a 21st place finish as Saturday night’s finale was rained out.

“It was great to get things started with the whole KO Motorsports team down in Florida, and I am very excited for this opportunity,” Nienhiser added. “I feel like we started gelling really well instantly and feel like we will continue to improve as the year goes on. They have great equipment, and I am confident I can figure these cars out and be competitive all year long.”

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

2021 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

ON TAP: Nienhiser’s next scheduled event is on April 3rd when the USAC National Sprint Car Series returns to action at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, IN.

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

 


POWRi Racing to Air on
MAVTV Motorsports Network

CORONA, Calif. (February 16, 2021) - MAVTV Motorsports Network is committed to showcasing grassroots racing in America. To further that commitment, MAVTV has announced it will be the exclusive home for POWRi Racing and all of its series’ in 2021.

POWRi Racing brings a powerful brand of open-wheel racing to MAVTV, including its Lucas Oil National Midgets, WAR Sprints, and its Outlaw Micro Sprints. In all, 62 POWRi Racing events will enjoy coverage across the MAVTV Motorsports Network.

"We are thrilled to announce MAVTV Motorsports Network will become the exclusive home for all POWRI Racing in 2021,” said Morgan Lucas, President, Lucas Oil Products. "This exciting partnership with POWRi Racing extends our relationship with the organization and allows us to increase the exposure for all of its series through the recently rebranded MAVTV Plus subscription service and the traditional MAVTV Motorsports Network.”

Every race for the National Midgets, as well as WAR Sprints, Outlaw Micro Sprints and POWRi West Midgets will be shown live on the new MAVTV Plus platform.

Several races will also receive tape-delayed programs on MAVTV, including the Lucas Oil National Midget Series, the WAR Sprints from Lucas Oil Speedway, and the Keith Kunz Giveback Classic for Micros in October at Port City Raceway in Oklahoma.

"This is an exciting day for POWRi Racing,” said Kenny Brown, Owner and President of POWRi Racing. "This continues the partnership we have enjoyed with Lucas Oil and its family of companies. Now our racers and supporters will receive an incredible amount of exposure through the MAVTV Motorsports Network. I believe the live coverage for our series’ on MAVTV Plus will be an important part of the future of our racing.”

The first POWRi event scheduled for live coverage on MAVTV Plus is the season opener for the Lucas Oil National Midget Series on March 19-20 at Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, TX.

MAVTV Plus is built on the foundation established by Lucas Oil Racing TV and replaces the latter, effective immediately. The rebrand of the digital service will be seamless to subscribers, who will continue to receive access to a uniquely diverse collection of automotive and racing content catered directly to motorsports enthusiasts, including the ARCA Menards Series, GNCC Racing Series, Late Model Dirt Series, Pro Pulling League, ASCS Sprint Car Series, GT4 America and much more. As part of the launch, existing subscribers received a two-month extension on their current plan.

A yearly subscription to MAVTV Plus, which gives viewers access to all of the Live racing, along with the MAVTV library of content, is priced at $99.99. MAVTV Plus is also offered as a monthly subscription at $6.99 and includes access to select scheduled live events and the MAVTV library. The app is available for download on major mobile and streaming devices, and can also be accessed via an internet browser. Additional information for both current and new subscribers can be found at www.MAVTVPlus.com.

The MAVTV Plus on-demand streaming service is designed to complement the existing MAVTV Motorsports Network and will feature all types of motorsports programming. From both live and archived race events to automotive restoration shows, MAVTV Plus will provide nothing but the best motorsports content. MAVTV 2021 Chili Bowl Nationals Schedule.

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Williamson Making World of Outlaws Debut This Weekend in Mississippi and Louisiana

Inside Line Promotions - TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 15, 2021) - Garet Williamson will tackle his World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series debut this weekend.

The Bryant Paver Motorsports driver, who is heading into his second year as a full-time Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competitor, is adding select 410ci winged sprint car shows to his schedule in 2021 for the first time. The initial opportunity is this Friday at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., and Saturday at The Rev in Monroe, La.

"It's been a dream since I was a kid to race 410s and with the World of Outlaws," he said. "We want to make the most of it and have fun. The goal is to make the show both nights and not tear anything up."

Williamson opened his season last weekend when he made his debut at East Bay Raceway Park, which hosted the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s.

"By the feature Friday night we got a lot better," he said. "That's a different surface that we hadn't raced on with the sand and everything. The track was heavy and didn't allow a lot of racing early, but it slicked off and gave us some good racing on Friday. Most importantly, we got some kinks out of the way. That's why we race these shows before we head to the ASCS National Tour races."

Williamson gained a position to finish third in a heat race on Thursday. A runner-up result in a B Main earned a transfer into the back of the main event. Williamson gained a few positions early, but the night ended with a DNF because of a mechanical problem.

"We weren't terrible, but we weren't much faster than people around us to pass," he said. "Everyone was pretty even."

Friday's action began with Williamson finishing third in both a heat race and a B Main to again make the main event, which was a feat given the nearly 50 drivers in attendance. This time the A Main went a bit smoother and Williamson made the most of it, charging from 25th to 14 th.

"The track was a little better," he said. "In the B Main we threw something at it to see if it'd work. I think we were a lot better. Then I got the top rolling during the first part of the feature. Once it blew off we moved down and kept making up ground."

The event finale rained out on Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 11 - East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 3 (4); B Main: 2 (1); Feature: 24 (20).

Feb. 12 - East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 3 (2); B Main: 3 (3); Feature: 14 (25).

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Friday at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., and Saturday at The Rev in Monroe, La., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

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"I lived by Bryant Paver, who owns Mid-Mo Equipment, when I was a little kid and we kept in touch," Williamson said. "I worked with him throughout high school and he sponsored me. It's turned into me driving for him and I'm very grateful for the support throughout the years."

Williamson would like to thank Housby, Lucas Oil Products, Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts, JBC Transport, LLC, Searsboro Telephone Company, Royal Power Sports, Schooler Construction, Lindsey Rentals, SNAP, Schure Built Suspensions, Tiger Towing, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

Champion Oil Offers a Contingency Program for Off-Road Racing

(Clinton, Mo / 02.16.21) Champion, a top-tier racing motor oil manufacturer for over 65 years, recently announced a Racing Contingency Program for specifically Off-Road Competition and Racing in North America. https://www.championbrands.com/racer-contingency/

The 2021 Champion Off-Road Competition and Racing Contingency Program includes: NORRA, GNCC, NORRS, CHAMP OFF-ROAD, Best in The Desert, CORR, SCORE, TORC, MAORA, World Series of Off-Road, Bonneville Off-Road, MORE, SNORE, Baja, King of the Hammers, Mint 400, UTV World Championship, AXCC, WORCS, plus other regional and national short-course, desert-type, rock-climbing, or hill-climbing events.

Champion Racing Oils are the choice of champions in racing events nationwide. Champion’s comprehensive 2021 contingency program supports race teams from dirt track to pavement, gas to diesel, as well off-road to hill-climbing with cash pay-out awards. Racing teams and racers can apply for the Champion Racing Oil Contingency Program now through June 30th, 2021. https://www.championbrands.com/racer-contingency/

About Champion Brands, LLC, a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 65 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 about contact your nearest Champion distributor, or call Champion at 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, 64735 or go to http://www.championbrands.com or https://www.championbrands.com/racing-motor-oils/

 

 

Gravel Set for Debut at Magnolia Motor Speedway and The Rev This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Feb. 15, 2021) - A pair of new tracks are on tap for David Gravel this weekend.

The Big Game Motorsports driver heads to Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on Friday and The Rev in Monroe, La., on Saturday. It will be the first career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event at both tracks.

Gravel last raced in Mississippi in February 2011 when he won his first career World of Outlaws dash and placed fifth in the main event at Pike County Speedway in Magnolia - roughly six hours southeast of this Friday's event.

A decade later he is off to a strong start during his first season with Big Game Motorsports. The team captured four straight fourth-place finishes during the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., earlier this month.

"Volusia is a unique place," Gravel said. "We have the big track speed. We're pretty confident on big tracks. Now we're going into short tracks so it'll be interesting to see where we stack up. We have a good engine program and me and Cody (Jacobs) have worked well together so far so it's encouraging."

World of Outlaws races in Georgia and Alabama were cancelled last weekend because of weather, meaning three of the first five Outlaws shows this year haven't been contested.

"Everybody is in the same boat," Gravel said. "We want more races to gel and work well together, but we're third in points after two races. We're not trying to play catch up. The more we race the better we'll get, but it's gone well so far and we'll keep building off that."

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., and Saturday at The Rev in Monroe, La., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

THE SHOWDOWN -

THE SHOWDOWN is one of the biggest weeks of racing for winged sprint car drivers. The action begins on June 20 with a $5,000-to-win 410ci winged sprint car event followed by two days of the Huset's 50. All three nights are hosted by Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., before Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., showcases the famed AGCO Jackson Nationals June 24-26. The final five nights of THE SHOWDOWN are World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races with a total purse exceeding $500,000. Additionally, if a driver is able to win the final night of the Huset's 50 and the AGCO Jackson Nationals he or she will bring home a whopping $180,000.

TICKET LINK -

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

 

 

Pre-Registration and Race Tickets Available for THE SHOWDOWN at Huset's Speedway and Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (Feb. 15, 2021) - Race teams and race fans can start making plans to attend a marquee week of racing this summer.

THE SHOWDOWN features six races in seven nights - including the final five with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series - split between Huset's Speedway and Jackson Motorplex, which is located approximately an hour east in Jackson, Minn.

More than $600,000 is up for grabs highlighted by the potential for $180,000 to any driver who can win the finale of the Huset's 50 and the AGCO Jackson Nationals. The inaugural $6,000-to-win Chuck Zitterich Tribute opens the action at Huset's Speedway on June 20. The Huset's 50 features the World of Outlaws on June 21-22 with the final night paying $30,000 to the winner.

A travel day showcasing fan events at Jackson Motorplex is set for June 23 before the 43rd annual AGCO Jackson Nationals runs June 24-26. The event finale offers $50,000 to win. If a driver captures the A Main of the Huset's 50 and AGCO Jackson Nationals finales he or she will take home $180,000 thanks to the $100,000 bonus.

Each of the five World of Outlaws main events pays $1,000 to start and the preliminary nights for the World of Outlaws shows are all $10,000 to win.

Pre-registration is now open and can be done by visiting either race track's website at http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com or http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com . There is no charge if teams pre-register prior to June 1. The complete payout throughout THE SHOWDOWN is listed on both websites.

Fans can also plan ahead by purchasing race tickets at either website. Tickets can be bought in packages for either track or a special five-day package featuring each World of Outlaws night during THE SHOWDOWN.

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com

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

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

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

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs.

JACKSON MOTORPLEX MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through September with Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores 410 winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars, RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Heading to Keller Auto Speedway This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Feb. 15, 2021) - Dominic Scelzi is embarking upon a California-focused schedule in 2021.

There will only be a select number of races outside of his home state and after earning a trio of top 10s during his season-opening tripleheader in Arizona last month, Scelzi kicks off his campaign in California this Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford.

"Peter Murphy has done a great job there and we're really looking forward to racing in Hanford a lot this year," he said. "We haven't been able to race there very often in recent years, but we have produced some great runs. I have four or five victories at the track in my career. It's the track in California that races the most like the Midwest in my opinion."

Scelzi has enjoyed a lot of successful outings at the dirt oval, where he has earned a handful of victories. His most recent trip to the Winner's Circle at the track came last October when Scelzi captured the Morrie Williams Memorial after lining up 11th.

"That was a special victory," he said. "It was awesome because we were driving for Williams Motorsports so to win that in honor of Morrie meant a lot. Plus, to cap the weekend by charging from 11th to pick up the win was certainly a confidence boost."

Scelzi scored the win, a pair of top fives and a trio of top 10s in four features that weekend. He also produced a seventh-place showing during a 410ci winged sprint car event at Keller Auto Speedway last June.

"We're looking for similar success this Saturday and to go after a win," he said. "I think there will be a great car count with a lot of talented drivers so we will need to be strong from the time we unload."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Schoenfeld Headers

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"Schoenfeld produces the best headers in the business," Scelzi said. "We have been very happy with their craftsmanship as well as the customer service we receive."

Scelzi would like to thank Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Panella Trucking, Whipple Superchargers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Line Oil, Roth Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, K&N Filters, Sparco, Allstar Performance, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Auto Meter and Worldwide Bearings for their continued support.

 


Team Ripper Ready to Tackle 2021 Race Season

Belleville, IL. (02/15/2020) Owners, Flea Ruzic and Steve Reynolds with Team Ripper finished the 2020 race season on some high notes, but they aren’t done yet. As the beginning of the season approaches, teams and drivers and gearing up to dominate another year with the POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget Leagues. With a little over 40 races scheduled for the 2021 race season, consistent runs and top finishes are what the drivers and teams strive for to lock up the Championship at the end of the season.

Last March, Team Ripper had a plan, and they were ready to tackle the 2020 Race season in full force. A few weeks later, we all were struck with a huge pandemic which cut travel plans and shut everything down. This is what Flea Ruzic had to say about the 2020 season from his viewpoint. “The season started out slow, we had a good chili bowl and planned to run Jesse Colwell for the season. Covid hit and travel didn’t work out that great. We had rookie Emilio Hoover start the season with us after Florida and it was really nice to watch him start to develop and gain speed as the year went on. By the end of the season, he was running towards the front and making good laps. He was running 3rd at the gold crown when the cushion kind of bit him and he ended up suffering a concussion from that. A few weeks later he was fighting for 2nd in a POWRi west feature and that resulted in another flip. At that point we decided his health was worth more than a top 10 points finish, and we parked him for the last few races so he could heal up properly. We tried to run McDougal a few races during the season but he ended up taking a job as a mechanic for Kevin Thomas Jr. so that left his availability limited. Amber Balcaen and Zach Daum also ran several races with us. At the end of the season, I got a call from Trey Gropp who was looking to finish out his rookie year also. We ran trey the last 8 or so races of the year and we were able to help him win the POWRi and POWRi west rookie of the year honors. We didn’t have a lot of highlights that ended up on paper, but it was still a good year for us.”

Ending the 2020 season, Team Ripper won two Rookie of the Year titles with Trey Gropp. The Lincoln, NE. native earned an overall 3rd place finish in the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League Championship standings. Gropp finished the season with one win, six top five and nine top ten finishes. Emilio Hoover out of Broken Arrow, OK. finished off the season in a strong note, ending his rookie season 11th in points and as well as having two top ten finishes.

Looking forward to the 2021 season, Team Ripper will field two full time drivers, Emilio Hoover and Trey Gropp. “I’m definitely ready to see how trey and Emilio develop moving forward. Like I said Emilio got going well the last few races before he got sidelined and trey and I started finding our groove the last few races as well. Trey just missed making the A at the chili bowl this year. I’m very fortunate to make a living doing what I do. Seeing Neuman win his first championship and Felker win another championship in cars that we built is really a good feeling. So being at the races to help these kids develop and seeing our customers have continued success is what keeps us doing what we do.”

Flea Ruzic, a man of many traits says he has a lot more to accomplish in his lifetime and his goals are so close to his fingertips. “I have a few things I’d still like to accomplish in racing. I would like to win a USAC Championship and I’d like to win a World of Outlaws feature. Me and Steve Reynolds started Team Ripper from scratch just 2 years ago, so it takes a lot to get to that point. We are going to keep working hard and keep moving forward.”

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Season Opener at Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, Tx is only a few weeks away. The two-day show will be Friday, March 19th and Saturday, March 20th. Catch Team Ripper at a track near you soon.

 

Champion Oil 2021 Racing Contingency Program

The Champion 2021 Racing Contingency Program is an all-encompassing marketing program designed to link our Champion Motor Oils directly to regional and national racers in many sanctioned racing events in North America.

The Champion Racing Oil Contingency Program includes motorsport racing events such as: The All-Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC), American Sprint Car Series (ASCS), World of Outlaws (WoO), United States Auto Club (USAC) and the International Motor Contest Association (IMCA). In addition, other popular series, but not limited to; Sprint Car Central PA, UMP, USCS, IRA, MLRA, NHRA, MARA, MARS, NMCA, NMRA, IHRA, Dirt Car Series, Rush Series and ESS Sprint Series.

The Champion Drifting Contingency Program includes, but is not limited to racing events such as: Formula Drift-Pro, Formula Drift-Pro2, Hyperfest, Gridlife, Drift-Atlanta, Drift-South ProAm, Lone Star Drift, US Drift, The Drift League, East-Drift ProAm, ND Drift, Midwest Drift Union, Spec-D Drifting Series, Sonoma Drift, etc.

The Champion Diesel Engine Oil Contingency Program includes diesel events such as: The Outlaw Diesel Super Series, National Association of Diesel Motorsports (NADM), Ultimate Callout Challenge, Scheid Diesel Extravaganza, Sun Coast Shakedown, Rudy’s Truck Jam, Ultimate Callout Challenge, Firepunk Diesel, and Outlaw Diesel Revenge. In addition, other popular diesel drag racing series, but not limited to; Holly Rock Customs Showdown, Rocky Top Diesel Shootout, Hardway Sunshine Showdown, Battle at the Alamo, East Coast Diesel Nationals, Diesel World Drags, Blackout in the Country, and Week-End on the Edge.

The Champion Micro Sprint Contingency Program includes, but is not limited to North American race events that run: Micro, Lightning Non-Winged and Winged Outlaw, “A” Class, Stock Non-winged, Restricted “A” Class, Jr. Sprint, 600CC & 1200CC Winged and Non-Winged sprint engines.

The Champion Truck and Tractor Pullers Contingency Program includes, but is not limited to racing events such as: National Tractor Pullers Association (NTPA), WNY Pro Pulling Series – NY & Canada, Outlaw Pulling Series, Hot Farm Pulling Series Club, Diesel Motorsports (NADM), SS Pulling Series, Smoke & Speed, Northwest PA Tractor & Truck pullers Association, Truck & Tractor Pulling (TNT), Mid Missouri Pulling, Outlaw Diesel Super Series (ODSS), Texas truck & Tractor Pullers Association (TTTPA), Pro Pulling League, Illinois Tractor Pulling Association (ITPA), Rudy’s Diesel Truck Jam, New York Hot Farm Pulling Series, etc.

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Champion Racing and Performance Products are the choice of champions in racing events nationwide. Champion’s new 2021 expanded contingency program supports race teams from dirt track to pavement, gas to diesel, and circle track to drag racing with contingency cash pay-out awards.

Racing teams and racers can apply for the Champion Racing Oil Contingency Program now through June 30th, 2021. Contingency form: https://form.jotform.com/93024385147154

 

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets to Launch 2021 Season at Monarch Motor Speedway

Belleville, IL. (02/11/2021) Marking the start of the 2021 racing season for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League will see the semi-banked quarter-mile dirt oval of Monarch Motor Speedway will host a two-day event of speed on Friday, March 19th, and Saturday, March 20th.

Opening the racing action for 2021 will see the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League taking the lone yearly journey to “The Lone Star State” as Monarch Motor Speedway host the two-day season send-off on March 19-20. Friday’s racing program will also include Tuners, Eco-Mods, and Limited B-Mods. Saturday’s support classes running will be Tuners, Factory Stocks, and Limited B-Mods.

Friday, March 19th Details: Pits Open: All Day Driver Registration: 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM Drivers Meeting: 7:00 PM Hot Laps: 7:30 PM Racing Following Hot Laps.

Saturday, March 20th Details: Pits Open: All Day Driver Registration: 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM Drivers Meeting: 6:00 PM Hot Laps: 6:30 PM Racing Following Hot Laps.

Monarch Motor Speedway is located at 7300 Kiel Lane in Wichita Falls Texas, more information such as full track schedule and registration can be found online at www.mmsdirt.com or on Facebook.

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi. POWRi League rules, contingencies, forms, and payouts can be found under the info tab at the top of the POWRi website.

 

 

Rico Abreu Racing welcomes back Derek Snyder of Self Made Racing and Sweeney Cars as major partner for 2021 season

ST. HELENA, California (February 9, 2021) – Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu Racing (RAR) are pleased to announce that Derek Snyder of Self Made Racing and Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC will return to the RAR No. 24 as a prime partner in 2021. Snyder’s involvement with Rico Abreu Racing extends three seasons, accomplishing six victories during their most recent campaign including a $10,000 All Star Circuit of Champions score at Attica Raceway Park.

Snyder, owner and founder of Self Made Racing, as well as the executive manager and partner of Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC in Boardman, Ohio, boasts a long and dedicated history in open wheel competition. In addition to Rico Abreu Racing, Snyder is a major partner and supporter of Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing, as well as the promoter of the annual Justin Snyder’s Salute to the Troops, honoring Derek’s late brother. The event, scheduled for Sunday, July 11, will be conducted at Sharon Speedway and will once again feature Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions.

“I couldn’t be more excited to extend my relationship with Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu Racing,” Derek Snyder said. “Rico is a great ambassador to the sport of sprint car racing and he does everything he can to promote his partners at the highest level. We have some fun things in the works again this season. Last year, I was fortunate enough to have Rico and Danny Dietrich visit our Sweeney location for a meet and greet. We want to do that again in 2021. I’m excited for another great year.”

Although Abreu’s current focus is on the Works Limited 57 sprint car, the St. Helena, California-native will return to the driver’s seat of his own RAR No. 24 in April commencing a traditional “true outlaw” schedule through the midwest and northeast.

“I want to thank Derek Snyder for believing in my team. To fly the Self Made Racing colors is pretty special and I’m excited for the opportunity to do it again in 2021,” Rico Abreu added. “We have a lot in store for the coming year. We are aiming high, and with the added help from people like Derek Snyder, our goals are never out of reach.”

For those wanting to learn more about Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, please visit Sweeney online at www.sweeneycars.com.

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

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

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.

APPAREL:
Those seeking the latest Rico Abreu/Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit www.shoprico.com, or find Rico’s merchandise trailer at select events during the 2021 season.
2021 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics:
Total Races: 3
Total Wins: 0
Total Top-5s: 2
Total Top-10s: 3
**Stats reflect starts for Rico Abreu, only

 

 

Sye Lynch builds partnership with Baughman Motorsports and Fischer Body Shop for big plans in 2021

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

APOLLO, Pa. (February 11, 2021) – An announcement four months in the making, Apollo, Pennsylvania’s Sye Lynch is pleased to unveil his plans for a full-on racing campaign during the 2021 season, made possible by long-time partner and dedicated supporter, Mosites Motorsports, as well as an all-new assembly of marketing partners including Missouri-based Fischer Body Shop and the Odessa, Texas headquartered Hollywood Blasting and Coating, made possible by Josh Baughman and Baughman Motorsports.

Together, Sye Lynch, Sye Lynch Racing and his partners plan to enter upwards of 80 events during the new year, highlighting their schedule with some of sprint car racing’s premier showcases including Eldora Speedway’s Kings Royal and Knoxville Raceway’s coveted Knoxville Nationals.

“I couldn’t be more excited,” Sye Lynch said, a third generation racer out of Apollo, Pennsylvania. “To have Fischer Body Shop and Baughman Motorsports join our efforts at Sye Lynch Racing is pretty special. We’ve been working on these plans for over four months. I’m not sure how we were able to keep it a secret this long, but it’s out there now. I’m ready to get started.”

Although an exact schedule layout for Sye Lynch and Sye Lynch Racing is still in the building process, Lynch hopes to unveil a complete schedule within the next few weeks.

“We are still working out the logistics side of things,” Lynch continued. “I hope to have a complete plan of attack released in the coming weeks. I just want to thank all of my partners for their dedication and support. Our goal is to go out every night and put on a show. I’m confident we have what it takes to do that.”

Although stepping back from competition from a full-time basis, Josh Baughman, who finished seventh in the 2020 All Star Circuit of Champions driver standings, will also return to action in 2021. The Odessa, Texas-native will compete in 10-15 events during the upcoming season; an exact schedule will be determined in the near future.

“We are excited about this new venture with Sye Lynch,” Josh Baughman explained. “He’s a talented kid with the hunger to win and we’re proud to be affiliated. I think it’s safe to say that we are all anxious to get the year underway.”

Sye Lynch and Sye Lynch Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Mosites Motorsports, Fischer Body Shop, Hollywood Blasting and Coating, Baughman Motorsports, All American Framers, ADV Depot, DieZel Snow and Landscape, Blair Construction, Grumpy’s Pizza, Ultra Lite Brakes, AL Driveline, Frankland Rear Ends, Simpson Racing Products.

Keep up with Sye Lynch and Sye Lynch Racing on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sye.lynch Twitter: https://twitter.com/sye_lynch

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Xavier Doney Prepares for POWRi WAR Break-Out Season

Belleville, IL. (02/09/2021) Beginning his racing career in 2012, at the age of 7 years old, Odessa Missouri’s Xavier Doney would cut his teeth among the quarter-midget racing-ranks over the next few seasons by quickly racking up the hardware. Making the transition into micro sprints in 2017, Doney immediately became a prominent front-runner. Finishing fifth in the restricted class at the Tulsa Shootout in 2018, Doney would gain the hard charger award in Tulsa the following year. Then, in 2020 Doney flexed his driving might by rounding out the podium, in both the wing and non-wing races, at Sweet Springs Motor Complex’s yearly Show-Me Showdown.

Earning the opportunity to compete in non-wing sprint racing in late-2020, Doney would embark on new possibilities behind the wheel of the Design Source Flooring, Lawson Racing, Doney Racing, Window World, Superior Auto, Kissler 410, DRC Chassis #74 at just fourteen years old. Making his first start at the Second Annual Non-Wing Nationals at Lake Ozark Speedway with the POWRi WAR Sprint League. Confident in his choices to move-up classes, Xavier would race through the B-Feature to qualify for the main event in just his first night out. Starting twenty-first in an incredibly talented grid would find Doney wheeling his way through the field to finish night-one with an eleventh placing.

Backing up his debut performance Doney would impress once again with what was in store the very next night. Winning the B-Feature, Xavier would start seventeenth on the main-field and pass twelve cars on his way to rounding out the top-five in just his second night in a full-size non-wing sprint car.

Competing against the nation’s top-talents would next find Xavier testing his youthful driving-skills at the Tenth Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway within the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League. Not only would Doney be up to the daunting challenge of three-straight nights of racing at the Diamond of the Dirt Tracks but would make a statement over the weekend event with three solid showings of feature-event racing.

Proving to have the talent well beyond his years, Xavier always seems to find successes on the track. If his first five races of non-wing competition are any hints to his future, then take notice as he eye’s the Rookie of the Year honors within the POWRi Lucas Oil Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League. Currently planning to compete full-time in 2021, Doney could be aiming for both the ROTY title as well as a points championship when the season kicks off at the Third Annual Non-Wing Nationals at Lake Ozark Speedway on April 2-3.

Wanting to gain all the seat-time and driving experiences as possible, Xavier is planning on running a limited midget and micro schedule in the 2021 season including dates with the POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget Leagues as well as the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool 600cc Outlaw Micros.

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi. POWRi League rules, contingencies, forms, and payouts can be found under the info tab at the top of the POWRi website.

 

Inaugural Lake Ozark Speedway Memorial Weekend Sprint and Midget Nationals Set

Eldon, MO. (02/9/2021) Memorial Weekend at “The Lake” will receive a boost of adrenaline in 2021 with the Inaugural running of the Lake Ozark Speedway Memorial Weekend Sprint and Midget Nationals presented by The Drivers Project. Featuring the exciting racing action of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour and the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League with a guaranteed purse above $70,000 on the line over the three-day event.

Kicking off the Inaugural Lake Ozark Speedway Memorial Weekend Sprint and Midget Nationals presented by The Drivers Project will be the practice date of Friday, May 28th beginning at 7:00 PM.

The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour will be running a time-trial format in both nights of racing action, Saturday’s feature event is slated for a thirty-lap shootout as Sunday’s main event will be increased to forty heart-pounding laps with Sunday nights feature paying $10,000 to win.

Both Saturday, May 29th and Sunday, May 30th POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League feature events will be thirty thrilling laps of action with Sunday’s top prize of $5,000 on the line to the winner. “In an effort to run a more exciting and efficient show for the race fans, there will be no support classes running with an emphasis on not running late into the night”, Peter Turford of The Drivers Project stated. Turford would go on to add, “This is a great opportunity to partner with a premier facility, offering a huge racing weekend with top-paying prizes. We are really pleased we could all come together to make this event happen.”

Exciting new additions to Lake Ozark Speedway in 2021 will help to ramp-up the excitement of race season with the construction of the Luxury Suites standing above the grandstands off turn-four. Along with the available 5,000 grandstand seats, additions to our sound system that reaches the front stretch, backstretch, and pit area, TV-quality MUSCO lighting on the one-third-mile banked clay oval, remodeled full concession area, full LOS Bar area, large and clean restrooms in three locations throughout the facility, children’s playground, handicap parking and seating, motorcycle parking, closed-circuit TV in several areas of the facility along with electronic timing and scoring boasting a twenty-position scoreboard.

Other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the nine Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2021, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi. POWRi League rules, contingencies, forms, and payouts can be found under the info tab at the top of the POWRi website.

Full speedway details can be found online at www.lakeozarkspeedway.net. For more information on Lake Ozark Speedway such as points, driver profiles, and track data visit www.lakeozarkspeedway.net or @LakeOzarkSpeedway on all social media platforms.

 

 

All Stars return after 7 years

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series is returning to Nyora Raceway this Saturday night, February
13th. “We are excited to go back to Nyora and have to thank the Committee for making this happen at relatively short notice. After the announcement that Heartland Raceway was not going to open this season we needed to find another venue to complete our calendar. So after discussions with Mat Eastham from Victory Lane Racegear the Committee at Nyora was approached and made it happen. We also have to thank Victory Lane, IDIGIT Pty Ltd and B & B
Retaining Walls for co-sponsoring the show. Nyora have completed a lot of upgrades since we last raced there and we
are pumped to be going back.’ Mandy Searle said.

Solid nights from the V40 Rusty Hickman has put him in the lead of the Series Championship pointscore and this will be Hickmans first time racing at Nyora as last time the Series visited he wasn’t old enough to race, back then he was sitting on the 4 wheeler pushing his Dad Darren around the pits. V73 Charles Hunter currently 2nd in the fight for the Championship has also been on the podium at the last 2 shows will be looking for another strong result. Current Series Champ Michael Tancredi’s V29 hasn’t kicked of the series the way he would have liked but Tancredi the team have a
‘never give up’ attitude and will be working hard for a positive result. SA33 Mark Caruso and SA95 Jarman Dalitz are making the long haul trip. 360 Aussie Champ Brett Milburn is driving the PJS owned car and 410 hot shot Grant Anderson is having his second run in the B&B Retaining Walls V11. V4 Farmer Phil, V83 Chris Solomon, V34
Brenten Farrer, VA91 Dan Scott, N36 Eddie Lumbar all want to put it on the podium for the return to Nyora. The
name Moule is well recognised at Nyora with Tony and his Dad before him competing there for many years; and. now its third generation All Star Rookie Todd in the D26 getting his turn to compete at Nyora also.

Supercar champion Cam Waters will be having his last run with the Series for a little while as the Supercar calendar kicks off at the end of February. The McQuinn Electrical owned V6 team have been working hard over the past couple of months running both 360s and 410. Unfortunately they had engine gremlins last weekend at Horsham and will be hoping for a more positive night at Nyora.

We can guarantee you wheel to wheel action so make sure you come along and be part of it all. On track action starts at 5.00 – Nyora Raceway, Grundy Ave, Nyora

 

 

WESTERN MIDGET RACING ANNOUNCES PRESENTING SPONSORS AND 2021 POINTS FUND

WATSONVILLE, CALIF. (February 10, 2021) – Western Midget Racing will be presented by Mike Peckfelder at Masters Design and Construction for the 2021 season, the series announced today. The WMR presented by Masters Design and Construction has also gained support from Rick Young at RAMS Racing and Rockwell Security for the upcoming season. The sponsorships will go towards a $1,000 to win point fund for the series champion and $3,000 in cash prizes for the new Road Warrior Awards.

Western Midget Racing has scheduled 26 races for its stock production 2.4 and 2.5L inline four-cylinder powered cars across Northern California, Southern California, and Arizona this season. Beginning with the Adobe Mountain Raceway event on March 20, drivers will begin competing for their 12 best finishes across the series. A driver must compete in at least two races at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, two races at Ventura Raceway, and one each at Adobe Mountain and Petaluma Speedway to be eligible for the championship. A $1,000 championship will be offered along with $750 for second place and $500 for third. The tie breakers will be the number of wins followed by the total number of starts.

Races will have a simplified points format paying points for features only, with 50 points for first and two points less per position. Drivers who fail to take the green flag for the feature will earn 10 show-up points.

A minimum of $3,000 in cash prizes will be offered through the new WMR Road Warrior Awards program. All drivers will earn raffle tickets based on the number of starts they make throughout the year, earning entries into drawings for both cash and contingency prizes. A grand prize will be offered to the driver who makes the most starts in the series with the Road Warrior Award. Additional details will be announced at a later date. Potential road warrior contingency partners are encouraged to contact Mike McCluney at (805) 401-0819 or mike@westernmidgetracing.com

Western Midget Racing fires off for its first event of the year on February 27 at Adobe Mountain Speedway in Glendale, Ariz. after wet weather halted the scheduled event on January 30. Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction championship action begins on March 20 at Adobe Mountain. The first Ocean Speedway date is March 26 while Ventura sees its first WMR action of the year on April 3.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, King Racing Products, and BR Motorsports.

Date

Track

February 27

Adobe Mountain Speedway

March 20

Adobe Mountain Speedway

March 26

Ocean Speedway

April 3

Ventura Raceway

April 10

Adobe Mountain Speedway

April 16

Ocean Speedway

May 1

Ventura Raceway

May 8

Adobe Mountain Speedway

May 14

Ocean Speedway

May 15

Petaluma Speedway

June 5

Ventura Raceway

June 11

Ocean Speedway

June 25

Ocean Speedway

June 26

Ventura Raceway

July 16

Ocean Speedway

July 30

Ocean Speedway

July 31

Petaluma Speedway

August 21

Ocean Speedway

August 28

Ventura Raceway

September 11

Ventura Raceway

September 18

Adobe Mountain Speedway

October 2

Adobe Mountain Speedway

October 10

Petaluma Speedway

October 16

Ventura Raceway

October 30

Ventura Raceway

November 13

Adobe Mountain Speedway

 

 

HOT TO TROT: Marks and CJB Complete Five Nights in Florida Outlaw southeastern swing is canceled due to cold and precipitation

CARLISLE, PA. - February 10, 2021 - CJB Motorsports continued their fun in the sun with five nights of action in Florida this past week.

On Tuesday, February 2nd, the team competed with the Ollies Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Fl. Marks timed in 5th, finished 4th in his heat race and 9th in the feature.

From there, two more nights of All Star action took place at Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Fl. On night one (February 3rd), Marks timed in 2nd in his group, finished 4th in his heat race, 3rd in the dash and 5th in the feature. The following night, Marks timed in quickest in his group, finished 3rd in his heat race and 5th in the dash. A 12th place finish in the A-main rounded out the All Star competition.

The final two nights of Florida action was contested under the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series banner. On Friday, February 5th, Marks timed in 20th, finished 2nd in his heat race, 5th in the dash and 8th in the feature.

Race canceled the scheduled event on Saturday, February 6th. The closing event on Sunday, February 7th, saw the team time in 5th before finishing 3rd in the heat race and 16th in the feature. "I felt like we had some speed all week," said Marks, pilot of the #5 M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking machine. "There were times I made some mistakes, so I need to clean some things up out on the race track. We made the dash three out of four nights in Volusia and had a top 10 car every night. Couple mistakes out on the track just bit us, including the spin out in the finale.."

The team had planned to follow the Outlaw tour west as they were schedule to compete at Dixie Speedway near Woodstock, Ga. on Friday, February 12th and the Talladega (Ala.) Short Track on Saturday, February 13th. Those events have been canceled due to cold weather and precipitation.

Brent Marks schedule

Paul McMahan schedule

Marks 2021 Stats:

Starts: 7 Wins: 0 Quick Times: 0 Top-5's: 1 Top-10's: 2 Heat Race Wins: 1 Dash Wins: 0 Laps Led: 0

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STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS: For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Check out FloRacing.com for coverage of Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions coverage.

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

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

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

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

 

 

Rico Abreu Racing welcomes back Derek Snyder of Self Made Racing and Sweeney Cars as major partner for 2021 season

ST. HELENA, California (February 9, 2021) - Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu Racing (RAR) are pleased to announce that Derek Snyder of Self Made Racing and Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC will return to the RAR No. 24 as a prime partner in 2021. Snyder’s involvement with Rico Abreu Racing extends three seasons, accomplishing six victories during their most recent campaign including a $10,000 All Star Circuit of Champions score at Attica Raceway Park.

Snyder, owner and founder of Self Made Racing, as well as the executive manager and partner of Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC in Boardman, Ohio, boasts a long and dedicated history in open wheel competition. In addition to Rico Abreu Racing, Snyder is a major partner and supporter of Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing, as well as the promoter of the annual Justin Snyder’s Salute to the Troops, honoring Derek’s late brother. The event, scheduled for Sunday, July 11, will be conducted at Sharon Speedway and will once again feature Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions.

“I couldn’t be more excited to extend my relationship with Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu Racing,” Derek Snyder said. “Rico is a great ambassador to the sport of sprint car racing and he does everything he can to promote his partners at the highest level. We have some fun things in the works again this season. Last year, I was fortunate enough to have Rico and Danny Dietrich visit our Sweeney location for a meet and greet. We want to do that again in 2021. I’m excited for another great year.”

Although Abreu’s current focus is on the Works Limited 57 sprint car, the St. Helena, California-native will return to the driver's seat of his own RAR No. 24 in April commencing a traditional “true outlaw” schedule through the midwest and northeast.

“I want to thank Derek Snyder for believing in my team. To fly the Self Made Racing colors is pretty special and I'm excited for the opportunity to do it again in 2021,” Rico Abreu added. “We have a lot in store for the coming year. We are aiming high, and with the added help from people like Derek Snyder, our goals are never out of reach.”

For those wanting to learn more about Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, please visit Sweeney online at www.sweeneycars.com.

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

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

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.

APPAREL: Those seeking the latest Rico Abreu/Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit www.shoprico.com, or find Rico’s merchandise trailer at select events during the 2021 season.

2021 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: Total Races: 3 Total Wins: 0 Total Top-5s: 2 Total Top-10s: 3 **Stats reflect starts for Rico Abreu, only

 

 

Aaron Reutzel Pockets Pair of Top-10’s During World of Outlaws Season Opening Event

PETERSEN MEDIA- Over the weekend, Aaron Reutzel got his Rookie campaign with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series underway as he picked up a sixth-place finish during Friday night’s opener before charging from 25th to 10th during Sunday’s feature.

“We are getting really close to where we want to be,” Aaron Reutzel said. “We just have to find a little more consistency, but I’m still happy with how things have gone so far in these first few races.”

While the first two nights of the DIRTCar Nationals and Volusia Speedway Park ran under All Star Circuit of Champions sanction, Reutzel and Roth Motorsports would take advantage of the final two ‘preseason’ races of the season as the team picked up 12th and 16th place finishes.

Looking to get his first crack at the full World of Outlaws season started off on a good note, Reutzel came out strong as he timed the Roth Enterprises/Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co./HR Livestock Transportation backed No. 83 entry in third fastest in time trials.

Lining up on the pole of his heat race, Reutzel would cash in on the prime starting position as he would pick up the win and transfer into the DirtVision Fast Pass Dash, as well as into the feature event.

After finishing eighth in the Dash, the Clute, TX driver would take the green flag from outside of the fourth row for the first WoO feature event of the 2021 season. Keeping his machine inside the Top-10 for the duration of the race, Reutzel would battle with the likes of Carson Macedo and Jacob Allen for a spot in the Top-Five. When the checkered flew on the first feature of the year, Reutzel would come home with a sixth-place finish.

Saturday night saw Mother Nature have her way with the event as showers cancelled the event just prior to heat race action, and that would turn the attention to Sunday’s afternoon program to close up the DIRTCar Nationals.

Going out towards the end of time trials, Reutzel would time in 28th fastest before finishing seventh in his heat race.

Moving into the Last Chance Showdown, Reutzel and the Roth Motorsports team would finish seventh and just narrowly miss out on the transfer into the feature event, however the team would utilize a Provisional and grid the field from the 25th starting position.

On the slick ½ mile, Reutzel would slowly work his way forward only to be involved in a multi car accident just prior to the race’s halfway point.

Able to restart form the tail of the field again, Reutzel would go to work and do a great job of carving his way forward. Able to salvage his feature event, Reutzel earned KSE Racing Hard Charger Honors as he took the checkered with a 10th place finish after advancing 15th spots from the start of the race.

“Again, I really want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for giving us the tools we need,” Reutzel said. “Looking forward to getting back after it again soon.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co., HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, Southern Pacific Farms, All Star Performance, FK Rod Ends, Vahlco Wheels, Triple X Race Co., AL Drive Lines, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Wings Unlimited, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, Smith Titanium, and Team Simpson for their support in 2021.

ON TAP: With weather already cancelling this weekend’s two scheduled events, Reutzel and Roth Motorsports will return to action on February 19th at Magnolia Motor Speedway, and Saturday February 20th at The Rev.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-9, Wins-1, Top-5’s-3, Top-10’s-7

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following along on Twitter and Instagram @RothMotorsports.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Claims Two Top-10’s with Keith Kunz Motorsports to Open 2021 Season

PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to the seat of a Keith Kunz Midget towards the end of the 2020 season, Tanner Carrick was back with the familiar team to kick the 2021 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series season off over the weekend in Ocala, FL where the Lincoln, CA driver would hard charge his way to a couple of Top-10 finishes.

“We had really good speed all weekend long, but I just made a couple of mistakes in time trials that really hurt us in both feature events,” Tanner Carrick said. “With the way the track was, track position was huge, and I just put us too far back in the field.”

With rain wreaking havoc on the entire weekend essentially, Carrick would get the season kicked off on Friday night where he timed the Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb Records/Toyota backed No. 98K machine in 13th fastest before finishing sixth in heat race.

Getting the ‘B’ Main in as weather rolled into the area, Carrick’s fourth place finish moved him safely into the first feature event of the season as he took the green flag from the 14th position.

Hurrying to try and get the race in before the rain came, the first 13 laps would be completed before the skies opened and forced the race to get suspended. Moving the final 17 laps to Saturday afternoon, Carrick would flex his muscles a little on the extremely slick surface as he carved his way into the Top-10 and ended up with an eighth-place finish.

Timing in 10th fastest for Saturday’s regularly scheduled program, more rain would show up and force the show to be postponed until Monday night.

With clear skies on Monday, Carrick would get the night started off in heat race action where he would run fourth and transfer into the feature event.

On the lightning-fast surface after all the weather that was endured, Carrick would pick up what positions he could as passing would prove to be tough.

Working into the Top-10 in the fast-paced feature, Carrick closed the weekend out with a ninth-place finish.

“Big thanks to Keith, Kaz and my guys,” Carrick added. “They really gave me a fast car every time we hit the track, and I am really excited for the season ahead.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank Keith Kunz Motorsports, Curb Records, Toyota, TRD, IWX, Mobil1, Walker Performance Filtration, and Wilwood for their support.

2021 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: With the 2021 Midget season underway, Carrick will now return to his native California and hopefully kick his Sprint Car season off soon.

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

 

 

Sides Improves Feature Finish Throughout DIRTcar Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - BARBERVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 9, 2021) - Jason Sides made progress throughout the three nights he contested at the 50 th annual DIRTcar Nationals last week.

The season-opening event at Volusia Speedway Park began on a high note as Sides qualified fifth quickest to open the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions show last Wednesday. A fourth-place finish in a heat race locked him into a dash and a runner-up result gave him the third starting spot for the main event.

Unfortunately, Sides got hit from behind on the start of the race. He spun and made contact with the inside wall on the frontstretch. Sides attempted to restart the race at the back of the field, but pulled into the infield early with damage.

"The first night out was looking really good," he said. "We had some speed and put ourselves in a pretty good position. The track got a little slick and we probably didn't keep up as much. On the start we got spun by another car and tagged the inside wall. We didn't think anything was wrong and pushed back off, but it didn't feel right. We ended up having a bent front axle."

The team took the next night off to prepare for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series opener on Friday. Sides timed in 16 th quickest in qualifying, but was involved in a wild opening lap crash of his heat race that resulted in a DNF. Another driver ran into Sides' left front wheel on the start. The damaged front end was compounded during a vicious three-car crash in turn one. Sides and his team were able to repair the damage prior to the Last Chance Showdown and a runner-up result earned a spot into the back of the main event.

"We made some progress and got up to 14th, but something happened to our car later in the race and we started pushing up the track," he said. "We lost all the ground we had made up and fell to 20th . I'm not sure if a tire was going low. I couldn't run the bottom anymore and let a few cars get back by."

Saturday's race rained out just after qualifying and the event concluded on Sunday. Sides qualified 10th quickest and placed sixth in a heat race to lock directly into the main event. He battled just outside the top 10 throughout the feature before ending 14th.

"We felt pretty decent there and when the race got going the main racing line was around the top," he said. "After how the event has gone for us the last couple of years I felt lucky to get out of there without anymore crashes."

Two races in the South were planned to fill this weekend for Sides and the World of Outlaws, but weather has forced the cancellation of action on Friday at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga., and Saturday at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 3 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 4 (3); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: DNF (3).

Feb. 5 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: DNF (4); B Main: 2 (2); Feature: 20 (22).

Feb. 7 - Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 6 (4); Feature: 14 (16).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 1 top 15, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - East Coast Logistics

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"Dave Horrell does the jobs that people don't want to do," Sides said. "He's a hard working guy and we've been fortunate to have him as part of our team for several years. Dave and his family have become more family than a sponsor. I call him when I just want to talk. His support means a lot."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., BR Motorsports, VRP Shocks, King Racing Products, Dancer Logistics, Inc., R.E. Enterprises, Jim Schuhknecht, TORA TORA, FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Brad, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

Wilson Charges to Top 10 During Opener and Posts Podium on Night Two to Open Season Strong

Inside Line Promotions - CLEWISTON, Fla. (Feb. 9, 2021) - Greg Wilson earned a podium result during his season-opening weekend for the first time since 2009.

Wilson guided his Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics and DNC Hydraulics backed team to a seventh-place showing last Friday and a third-place run on Saturday during a USCS Series doubleheader at Hendry County Motorsports Park.

"When you're contending for wins you can't be upset," he said. "It was a pretty good first weekend of racing. There were some good cars there. When you come out of the box and run decent both nights and compete for a win, it's exactly what you want."

This year marks a back-to-basics style that focuses on simplicity and fun. Both were featured last weekend as Wilson kicked off the event by advancing from seventh to sixth place in a heat race on Friday. That locked him into the 15th starting position for the A Main.

"It's pretty tough when you draw bad no matter where you're racing," he said. "Plus, being the first race of the year we weren't really on it in the heat race. We got in a tangled mess to start the feature, but kept on. We went into turn one and four or five cars got together and stacked up. I was about stalled out and somebody hit me in the back and got me going so we made it through. We restarted around the same place and worked our way through the field. We were one of the better cars at the end of the race."

Wilson's eight positions gained were the second most en route to his seventh-place showing.

The team continued to march forward on Saturday, winning a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. The feature inversion lined Wilson up third for the main event.

"We had a better pill draw and we took advantage to win the heat race," he said. "Then we started the feature in the thick of things and we battled for the win all the way to the end. When you contend and you're up front, that's what your goal should be. We got to the lead for a lap or so. The race between Mark Smith, Ryan Timms and I when we got to traffic was pretty wild. It was a good race. They could just maneuver a little better than we could. When I'd hustle it I'd get over the cushion and about into the fence. But we were probably as close to Mark Smith as we've been in a while so that's a positive."

The team will take the momentum from the third-place run and remain in Florida this week to compete Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa during the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 5 - Hendry County Motorsports Park in Clewiston, Fla. - Heat race: 6 (7); Feature: 7 (15).

Feb. 6 - Hendry County Motorsports Park in Clewiston, Fla. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 3 (3).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Fla., for the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/GregWilsonw20

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

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"Since Chuck Bills got involved with our team in 2005 it's been pretty cool to develop a friendship and get all of the support from the Ohio Logistics employees," Wilson said. "To have a company stick with me for more than a dozen years and have their belief in me is pretty cool."

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Gear Off Road, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Magtech Ignition, Simpson Race Products, Banshee Graphics, Lubbock Wrecker Service, Hepfner Racing Products, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Inter-State Truck Repair, ATL Fuel Cells, Sandridge Customs, Cooper Custom Powder, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

Williamson Set for Season Opener and Debut at East Bay Raceway Park This Week

Inside Line Promotions - COLUMBIA, Mo. (Feb. 8, 2021) - Garet Williamson enters the 2021 season riding a wave of momentum and confidence.

The Bryant Paver Motorsports driver exceeded expectations last year when the team raced full time with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour during its first full season together. Williamson produced a pair of sprint car triumphs to highlight a season that featured many standout moments during national and regional action.

The focus is to continue on the strong path with added consistency this season, which begins this weekend when Williamson will make his debut in Florida. The team plans on racing Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa during the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s.

"We ended last year strong and I want to start off this year strong," he said. "We want to get comfortable again and get rolling quickly. We also want to get the kinks out before we start points racing."

Williamson said the team is preparing to return to the ASCS National Tour, aiming to top last year's ninth-place finish in the championship standings. He also anticipates a year of racing with many of the top 360ci sprint car drivers in the country will help him adapt quickly this weekend when he sees East Bay Raceway Park for the first time.

"That's the biggest thing is being somewhere new every weekend and racing a bunch," he said while noting a benefit of racing full time with the ASCS National Tour. "That's huge. And every week we're running with the best drivers. When you run with the best it gives you confidence at every race you go to."

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Fla., for the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BPMotorsports24

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BPMotorsports24

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Housby

Housby has been a single source provider of products and services for companies in the ready mix, waste, forestry, heavy equipment, and highway industries for more than 50 years. For more information, visit http://www.Housby.com.

"We do a lot of business with Housby and that has translated to our racing team," Williamson said. "We're thrilled to welcome them on board in 2021 and we look forward to seeing them in Victory Lane."

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

 

 

Gravel Produces Four Fourth-Place Finishes During Big Game Motorsports Debut

Inside Line Promotions – BARBERVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 8, 2021) – David Gravel earned a fourth-place result during all four nights of the sprint car portion of the 50th annual DIRTcar Nationals, making him one of only three drivers to score a top five in each of the races contested.

It was a stout debut with Big Game Motorsports at the fast Volusia Speedway Park, where Gravel began the action last Wednesday during the first night of back-to-back shows with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions. Gravel qualified fourth quickest and won a heat race to advance into a dash. A fifth-place run lined him up on the outside of the fifth row for the A Main.

“I was working the bottom really good in turns one and two,” he said. “I just couldn’t put Brad (Sweet) away. Every time I’d pass him (for second) he’d come back. If things went my way and I was able to put him behind me you never know if I’d have had a chance to win.”

Gravel advanced into second late in the race before a close call racing with Sweet cost him several positions. Gravel rebounded to secure the first of four straight fourth-place outings.

Gravel set quick time during qualifying on Thursday prior to a third-place finish in both a heat race and a dash. He started sixth and advanced two positions in the main event.

The ensuing night kicked off the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season. Gravel timed in second quickest in qualifying and he finished second in a heat race to make the dash for the third straight night. This time he drew the second-highest number and gained one position to place sixth, giving him the sixth starting position for the second consecutive night. Once again Gravel picked up a pair of positions to garner another fourth-place showing.

Saturday started with a stellar qualifying run as Gravel set quick time, but rain washed out the remainder of the program just as the heat races were about to begin.

“Setting quick time and then getting rained out was a bummer,” he said. “Qualifying well is just huge with the Outlaws format. If you qualify in the top four or top six every night you’ll start in the front row of your heat race. You get to control the start of your race. It makes your life a lot easier. If we can continue that and continue to have speed it’ll be very good.”

An afternoon show on Sunday wrapped up the busy event and the pill draw certainly didn’t play into Gravel’s hands as he went out later than desired. The track went away quickly thanks to the bright sun and heat, leaving Gravel with the 13th quickest qualifying time. He finished where he started – fifth – in a heat race to lock into the 13 th starting position for the main event.

“To start 13th and run fourth was a good feeling,” he said. “We were in some dicey situations there and luckily we came out on the good end of those. It feels good to rebound. No matter where we start we can be in the hunt and that’s a good feeling. It’s important to be resilient.

“The week went really well. I feel we were rock solid all week. We qualified well every night that was in our control. Things didn’t go our way with the pill draw in dashes. We didn’t get to start in the top two rows (in the main events), but we went forward every night and that’s a positive.”

Next up for the team is a World of Outlaws doubleheader this Friday at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga., and Saturday at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala. Gravel has never raced at Dixie Speedway. He earned his first career World of Outlaws triumph after starting sixth in the most recent Outlaws event at Talladega Short Track in October 2011.

QUICK RESULTS –

Feb. 3 – Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. – Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 5 (3); Feature: 4 (10).

Feb. 4 – Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. – Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (4); Dash: 3 (3); Feature: 4 (6).

Feb. 5 – Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. – Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 6 (7); Feature: 4 (6).

Feb. 7 – Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. – Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 4 (13).

SEASON STATS –

4 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Friday at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga., and Saturday at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS –

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

THE SHOWDOWN –

THE SHOWDOWN is one of the biggest weeks of racing for winged sprint car drivers. The action begins on June 20 with a $5,000-to-win 410ci winged sprint car event followed by two days of the Huset’s 50. All three nights are hosted by Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, S.D., before Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., showcases the famed AGCO Jackson Nationals June 24-26. The final five nights of THE SHOWDOWN are World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races with a total purse exceeding $500,000. Additionally, if a driver is able to win the final night of the Huset’s 50 and the AGCO Jackson Nationals he or she will bring home a whopping $180,000.

TICKET LINK –

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

 

Danny Dietrich caps Florida visit with podium against Outlaws at Volusia

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (February 8, 2021) – Danny Dietrich’s results in the Sunshine State were just as impressive as the fields were competitive, capping his five-day/four-race campaign during Volusia Speedway Park’s annual DIRTcar Nationals with a trio of top-ten finishes, two of which inside the top-five, ultimately ending the trip with a runner-up performance against the Greatest Show On Dirt on Sunday, February 7.

The Sunday night podium put a lid on a near-perfect program for the former Lincoln Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, and Central PA sprint car champion, jump-starting the evening with the fastest time during qualifying time trials, all before winning his respective heat race. A third-place result during the evening’s dash allowed Dietrich to start on the inside of row two for the $10,000-to-win main event.

Before securing his podium with the World of Outlaws, Dietrich launched his DIRTcar Nationals efforts with a pair starts against the All Star Circuit of Champions on Wednesday and Thursday, February 3-4. Two A-Main starts equaled back-to-back top-tens for the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania-native, securing his first top-ten with an impressive rally from row nine to finish ninth on Wednesday.

The following evening, “Double-D” collected his first top-five of the season with a fifth-place outcome after starting third. Dietrich faded to seventh after the initial start, eventually recovering two spots to secure his top-five statistic. Impressive enough, Dietrich was forced to complete an engine change before his respective heat race; he would go on to win the heat in dominating fashion.

“What a trip. I can’t say enough about this team right now,” Danny Dietrich said, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made/No. 48 sprint car. “We get better and better every time we make the trip to Volusia. We were quick right out of the box this trip and that says a lot about the team’s readiness and dedication. I’m excited to see what the rest of the year has in store for us. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

Initial plans suggested that Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would make the trip to Georgia and Alabama and join the World of Outlaws during starts at Dixie Speedway and Talladega Short Track, respectively, but now the team will venture back to Pennsylvania and prepare for the upcoming Icebreaker at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, February 20. Dietrich is the defending Icebreaker champion.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, East Park Automotive Inc., RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc., Bollinger Construction, Blud Lubricants.

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

Danny Dietrich/Gary Kauffman Racing apparel is now available and can be found at the track, as well as online at www.dannydietrich.com/merch

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2021 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 2
Top-10s: 3
Wins: N/A

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

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

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

2020 Wins: 13 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker – February 22) (Monarch Motor Speedway – All Stars – June 12) (Lincoln Speedway – Kevin Gobrecht Memorial – June 27) (Selinsgrove Speedway – Jan Opperman Memorial – June 28) (Williams Grove Speedway – July 31) (Lincoln Speedway – August 1) (Trail-Way Speedway – August 2) (Lincoln Speedway – Hank Gentzler Memorial- August 8) (Lincoln Speedway – August 22) (Grandview Speedway – All Stars – August 27) (Lincoln Speedway x2 – Bob Leiby Memorial – September 5) (Lincoln Speedway – Season Finale – October 17)

2020 Championships: Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2021 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-five finishes, highlighted with a runner-up result, during World of Outlaws and All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Volusia Speedway Park/DIRTcar Nationals.

2021 Wins: N/A


 

Zearfoss highlights first weekend as full-time Outlaw with 13th-place finish during DIRTcar Nationals finale

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (February 8, 2021) – The “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss concluded his first road trip of the season with four DIRTcar Nationals starts at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida, joining the All Star Circuit of Champions and World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series in consecutive fashion. Zearfoss, who is now a full-time traveler with the Greatest Show On Dirt, qualified for all four main events at Volusia, highlighting his extended and ultra-competitive weekend with an 11th-place performance against the All Stars on Thursday, February 4, and a 13th-place performance against the World of Outlaws on Sunday, February 7.

Although just missing the top-ten during each of DIRTcar Nationals highlights, the Jonestown, Pennsylvania-native and 2021 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year contender proved his ability to power through a field. In fact, Zearfoss’ 11th-place and 13th-place results commenced from the inside of row nine.

Other DIRTcar Nationals results for Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing include a 20th-place score against the All Stars on Wednesday, February 3, and a 19th-place outcome against the World of Outlaws on Friday, February 5.

“The dream of becoming a full-time Outlaw is finally a reality and I couldn’t be more excited,” Brock Zearfoss said, driver of the Brock Zearfoss Racing,Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., BAPS Auto Paints & Supply, Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, No. 3Z sprint car. “I can’t thank my team enough for their hard work and sacrifice to make a schedule like this possible. We know what we are up against, but we are excited for the chance to race with the best in the world every time we hit the track. We’re going to do what we can to put this ‘3Z’ up front.”

A trip through Georgia and Alabama stands ahead for Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing. The World of Outlaws schedule will take the Greatest Show On Dirt to Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia, on Friday, February 12, followed by a stop at the Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama, on Saturday, February 13.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., BAPS Auto Paints & Supply, Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, Simpson Racing Products, KX3 Racewear, BK Titanium, Blud Lubricants, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, RV 4 Wheel Drive and Performance Automotive, 87 Speed, Walker Performance Filtration, and Bell Helmets.

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

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

STATS:
2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics:
Wins: 3
Top-5s: 6
Top-10s: 6
*2020 Australia starts included

2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics:
Wins: N/A
Top-5s: N/A
Top-10s: N/A

2021 Victories: 3 (Ellenbrook Speedway [Western Australia] – January 2) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9)

2021 Highlights: Finished third during first-ever start at Perth Motorplex in Perth, Australia, on December 26. Finished second during the second round of Western Australia Speedweek at Perth on December 28. Finished second during the third round of Western Australia Speedweek at Bunbury on January 1. Won first-ever feature in Australia on January 2 at Ellenbrook Speedway. Swept Western Australia Speedweek finale at Perth Motorplex on January 9. Scored Western Australia Speedweek championship. Highlighted first weekend as full-time Outlaw with 13th-place finish at Volusia Speedway Park on February 7.

 

Seasoning Opening at Monarch Motor Speedway a Little Over a Month Away

Belleville, IL. (02/8/2021) In just a little over one month’s time, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League will kick start a full year of racing. With a new season opening for the series, a week earlier than normal, Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, TX. will be hosting the season opener to jump start the 2021 race season.

Monarch Motor Speedway is a new track slated for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget league. The ¼ mile semi banked dirt oval will be hosting POWRi Midgets in a two day show Friday and Saturday, March 19th and 20th.

The traditional season opening for both the POWRi Midget series for a handful of years will still be on the schedule, just a week later. The 8th Annual Turnpike Challenge is scheduled for Thursday, March 25th through Sunday, March 28th, this year’s Turnpike Challenge features a four-race slate of midgets and micros as racers pour into Oklahoma to compete at Creek County Speedway, I-44 Riverside Speedway and Port City

A one-night stay at Creek County will be followed by a weekend doubleheader at I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The exclusive home of the Turnpike Challenge for the previous two years, I-44 now shares the slate with two other iconic Oklahoma facilities. Retaining their two-day show, racers will encounter I-44’s red dirt clay on Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27.

On Sunday, March 28, the 2021 Turnpike Challenge will conclude at the event’s original home, Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Oklahoma. PCR played host to the Turnpike Challenge for three years from 2014-16 and ran six thrilling POWRi National & West Midgets over that time.

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi. POWRi League rules, contingencies, forms, and payouts can be found under the info tab at the top of the POWRi website.

 

 

The Louie Lives On

(Chico CA 2/8/2021) …Even in these unclear times, you cannot keep a good thing down for long. With the uncertainty of COVID-related crowd restrictions imposed by Napa County health officials and support from the Vermeil Family, Hunt Promotions has decided to move the 13th Louie Vermeil Classic motorsports event from the Calistoga Speedway to the Silver Dollar Speedway in 2021. The two-day event featuring traditional sprint cars is scheduled during the Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day Weekend in September.

“Unfortunately, we were not able to host the Louie Vermeil Classic at Calistoga Speedway in 2020 due to this awful pandemic,” said promoter Tommy Hunt. “We knew that the prospect of hosting this year’s event in September at Calistoga were slim to none. So collectively we decided to make a tough choice and move the race to Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico with help from track manager Dennis Gage and the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds.”

Hunt Promotions is hopeful this is just a temporary move. The City of Calistoga’s effort to purchase the Napa County Fairgrounds, including the Speedway, has been stalled because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Hunt Promotions is optimistic to have the race moved back to Calistoga Speedway in 2022 when a clearer direction has been achieved.

The tradition of the Louie will live on at Silver Dollar Speedway for 2021. Hunt Promotions is dedicated to host all the events at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds that made this a marque event for racing fans who traveled to the Napa Valley in years past. The Calistoga Speedway Hall of Fame dinner is scheduled for Friday night, September 3rd. The popular beer and wine gathering for the fans is also a top priority along with live music that is played each day.

The off-track activities are a bonus, but the real thrills will take place on the high banked ¼ mile clay oval. On Saturday night, September 4th, and Sunday night, September 5th, the popular USAC/CRA non-wing 410 sprint cars will attack the famed Silver Dollar Speedway. Joining them is the King of the West Series presented by Northern Auto Racing Club.

The race honors the legacy of Louie Vermeil, a co-founder of the Northern Auto Racing Club, who was a leader of sprint car racing not only at the Calistoga Speedway but throughout Northern California for multiple decades.

Tickets for this event go on sale April 1st. Fans can reserve their seats by calling (916) 773-7223 on April 1st. Camping for this weekend is also available. To reserve a camping spot please call the track office at (530) 350-7275.

Two days following the Louie Vermeil Classic at Silver Dollar Speedway is the 67th Gold Cup Race of Champions. That event kicks off September 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th.

More details about both events are set to follow in future press releases.

 

 

Chalk Stix Torsion Bars Random Draw on February 27

Saturday February 27 at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool will feature a massive night of racing when the Sprintcar Showdown, The Super Rod Cup, Late Models and V8 Dirt Modifieds all hit the track with thanks to Chittick’s Bakery.

Adding some extra spice and excitement to the program for the Sprintcars will be a random draw, with one finishing position in the A-Main being drawn. The driver who finishes in that position at the completion of the 30-lap feature event will take home a set of four Chalkstix 2 Torsion Bars with thanks to T&D Wholesale.

The $3,000 to Win Sprintcar event will carry nearly $21,000 in prizemoney in the A-Main alone, with the Chalkstix Random Draw adding that extra little incentive for the Sprintcar Drivers.

With 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Champion, James McFadden and the super competitive Grant Anderson amongst the early entries the Chittick’s Bakery Sprintcar Showdown promises to compliment all of the action of the 2021 Super Rod Cup which will see the best of the best Super Rods battle it out in one of their Blue Ribbon events.

The Late Models and V8 Dirt Modifieds are two of the Divisions to have experienced delayed starts to their 2020-21 Seasons, due to the restrictions of the COVID-19 Pandemic, however some entertaining racing will also be featured by these divisions on the night.

For those looking for tickets, all race fans are reminded that the COVID-19 Event Framework Management Plan allows for 3,000 patrons to attend Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway with tickets available on-line from www.premierspeedway.com.au for not only the Chittick’s Bakery Sprintcar Showdown on February 27, but also the 2021 Victorian Sprintcar Title as presented by Wheelie Waste on Saturday March 13, 2021.

On-line ticket sales for each of the two race meetings, will cease at midnight the night before each event, with social distancing rules and seating plans again in place.

Sprintcar Showdown competitor entry forms are also available on the Premier Speedway website for download.

For further information, please keep an eye on www.premierspeedway.com.au or the Premier Speedway Facebook page.

 


Schatz highlights Florida trip with victory against All Stars, podium with Outlaws


Dates: Monday and Tuesday, February 1st-2nd
Event: All Star Southern Tour
Series: All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: East Bay Raceway Park (Tampa, Florida)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start):
Monday: Canceled / Weather
Tuesday: 1st (3rd)

Dates: Wednesday through Sunday, February 3rd-7th
Event: DIRTcar Nationals
Series: All Stars and World of Outlaws
Track: Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start):
Wednesday: 2nd (4th) | All Stars
Thursday: 7th (5th) | All Stars
Friday: 3rd (18th) | WoO
Saturday: Canceled / Weather
Sunday: 15th (1st) | WoO

2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: 8th | 264 points [32 points behind championship leader, Logan Schuchart]

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (February 8, 2021) - It was a long week in the Sunshine State for ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, but the Fargo, North Dakota-native capitalized on the opportunity to compete and secured three podium finishes in a combined five All Star Circuit of Champions and World of Outlaws starts, scoring a victory in the process during All Star action at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday, February 2.

The victory, earning $6,000 in the process, was accomplished from the second row, taking the lead from Justin Peck on lap 15 before withstanding late-race charges by Ian and Kerry Madsen, respectively. The win was Schatz’ second of the 2021 season, as well as his second on the year against the traveling All Stars, etching his first mark in the win column - an $8,000 accomplishment - during action at Screven Motor Speedway on January 29.

“I haven’t been to East Bay since 1993 or 1994. This track is really neat, but it’s also very tricky. You have to respect the place,” Donny Schatz said. “The surface can have some slick spots, as well as some wet sports. The dynamic of the track changes so much. I went wherever I had to go.”

Four nights of DIRTcar Nationals competition, two against the All Stars on February 3-4, and two against the Greatest Show On Dirt on February 5 and 7, equaled three top-ten results for Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, kicking-off their extended weekend at Volusia Speedway Park with runner-up and seventh-place finishes against the All Stars. The runner-up result was nearly a victory for Schatz, but a big move by Logan Schuchart with two circuits remaining forced the ten-time Outlaws champ to settle with one spot lower on the podium. Schatz led laps 13-22, getting by Brad Sweet to take command initially before surrendering the top spot.

Knocked down to three events due to weather interference on Saturday, Schatz’ first WoO starts of the season were complete with success, as well as heartache, first earning a third-place result to ignite the season, officially, on Friday, February 5. The driver of the Carquest Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Sage Fruit/Digital Ally/Advance Auto Parts/Rush Truck Centers/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/J&J Auto Racing/No. 15 sprint car was forced to do things the hard way, eventually climbing 15 spots to secure his place on the podium, as well as the evening’s Hard Charger Award.

Donny Schatz was well on his way to a victory on Sunday night at Volusia when disaster struck, forcing the familiar No. 15 entry to go pitside with only two circuits remaining.

A heat race runner-up finish and a dash win allowed Schatz to start the DIRTcar Nationals sprint car finale from the pole and that is exactly where he stayed for 28 circuits, all before internal issues forced Schatz to go to the work area. The team fixed the issue quickly and returned, but time was short; Schatz finished 15th.

A trip through Georgia and Alabama stands ahead for Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing. The World of Outlaws schedule will take the Greatest Show On Dirt to Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia, on Friday, February 12, followed by a stop at the Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama, on Saturday, February 13. Schatz will enter the pair eighth in the current championship standings, trailing championship leader, Logan Schuchart, by 32 markers.

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

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

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

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

2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Overall Statistics:
Races: 10
Wins: 2
Top-5s: 6
Top-10s: 9
**Numbers reflect overall statistics

2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics:
World of Outlaws Races: 2
World of Outlaws Wins: 0
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 1
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 1
**Numbers reflect WoO statistics, only

 

 

COVID-19 RELIEF NOT COMING QUICK ENOUGH, ATLANTIC CITY INDOOR RACE CANCELLED FOR 2021

TRENTON, NJ February 5, 2021 . . . The Atlantic City NAPA Auto Parts race weekend has officially become the fourth and final COVID-19 victim of the 2021 Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series fueled by VP Racing Fuels. The 19th annual event promoted by Len Sammons inside the famous Boardwalk Hall had originally been planned for January 29th and 30th.

The race weekend was then postponed a month to the end of February in hopes that conditions would improve and restrictions be loosened allowing the event to held. However, strict New Jersey State gathering restrictions have remained in place for large seating indoor arenas.

While a recent trend of improving COVID-19 cases and a growing number of vaccination gives hope for the future, it has come too late to salvage the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series fueled by VP in 2021.

“It’s with great regret that we cancelled the fourth and final scheduled race on our indoor series this year because of the virus,” said Len Sammons, who brought the return of indoor racing to Atlantic City in 2003 when Canadian Andy Mackereth won the first ‘Gambler’s Classic’.

On Friday, just two days before the NFL Super Bowl, Gov. Phil Murphy announced plans loosen gathering limits, however the new restrictions still do not allow an event the magnitude of the Indoor Races to be held.

“We have been waiting and hoping for conditions to improve to a point that the Governor would feel comfortable relaxing restrictions. On Wednesday when it was announced that restrictions would be lifted we were hopeful that the event could be a possibility, but unfortunately we aren’t there yet.”

The latest guidelines call for slightly relaxed indoor restrictions in New Jersey by increasing capacity limits from 25% up to 35% for indoor dining and other businesses, while allowing restaurants to stay open past 10 p.m.

The Governor, however, did not remove or lessen a cap on the indoor gathering size which remains at 150 people. Despite the size of Boardwalk Hall and the adjoining West Hall where the pit area is set, that’s simply not enough allowed into the buildings to present a race no less allow spectators to attend.

Atlantic City now joins previously cancelled ‘concrete’ events featuring the TQ Midgets, Slingshots and Champ Karts in Allentown, PA’s PPL Center and the New York State Fairgrounds Exposition Center in Syracuse. The East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals scheduled for February 19 and 20 at the CURE Insurance Arena was also a victim of the gathering restrictions.

Dates for all four ventures will be announced in the coming weeks. They are expected to be on the same, or close to the same, weekends as planned in 2021.

The pandemic hit in March of 2020 after the indoor racetrack at the New York State Fairgrounds Exposition Center had been built. The closure of the Fairgrounds was announced 24 hours before racing was scheduled to begin that Friday night and it has yet to open.

“I feel so bad for our dedicated racers, our staff that take such great pride in presenting the event and most of all our loyal fans who support the Indoor Racing Series,” said Sammons.

“I can guarantee you we will all work hard to make our return to Indoor Racing bigger and better than ever in 2022. Our racers will be more eager than ever to bring home a win, if that’s possible, and the staff of each of the venues has been working during their dark times to make building improvements.”

Indoor racing in Atlantic City, N.J. was scheduled to make its debut under the promotion of George Stockinger on Saturday, January 16, 1965 but a blizzard snow storm forced its cancellation. A week later, however, the event was held and Dick DeYoung became the first TQ Midget winner there.

Stockinger’s promotion of Atlantic City events came to an end when Nick Fornoro Jr. was the race winner on February 1, 1981.

Under Sammons leadership racing returned 22 years later and had been held annually until this year’s event. Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, N.Y. was the most recent winner in 2020.

“I am dying with all of the AC memories popping up on my feed right now. Can’t wait to get back at it,” said Jankowiak, the 2020 Indoor Auto Racing Series champion as well, last week, a time he should have been spending in Atlantic City.

To keep up with all the latest news on the series keep checking in at www.indoorautoracing.com or contact Series organizer Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618 or indoorracing@aarn.com.

 

 

Daniel Adds Black Mask Divers as New Partner as Second Season on World of Outlaws Trail Begins Friday

Inside Line Promotions - BARBERVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 5, 2021) - Mason Daniel's sophomore season as a full-time competitor with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series kicks off Friday evening in Florida.

Daniel is excited to add Black Mask Divers as a partner this year when he competes with 'The Greatest Show on Dirt.' The company has "taken more than 20 years of public safety and rescue diving experience and translated it into the best diving apparel and gear you can buy for the most demanding dives." For more information, visit http://www.BlackMaskDivers.com .

"Black Mask Divers focuses on law enforcement, fire, military and public safety, which is our nation's highest calling," Daniel said. "We are proud to have Black Mask Divers on our car and as a part of our team."

The World of Outlaws season opener is Friday at Volusia Speedway Park, where the 50th annual DIRTcar Nationals runs through Sunday.

Daniel's career-best run at the oval came during the World of Outlaws season opener last year when he charged from 26th to 15 th. The 11 positions gained was tied for the most cars passed.

"We're looking forward to kicking off our second season with the World of Outlaws," he said. "When you race with the best in the sport it makes you a better driver. I'm excited to see that growth throughout our second season thanks to our great marketing partners like Black Mask Divers."

UP NEXT -

Friday through Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the 50th annual DIRTcar Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Black Mask Divers

Black Mask Divers has taken more than 20 years of public safety and rescue diving experience and translated it into the best diving apparel and gear you can buy for the most demanding dives. For more information, visit http://www.BlackMaskDivers.com .

"We are thrilled to welcome Black Mask Divers to our team," Daniel said. "Black Mask Divers is geared toward supporting law enforcement, fire, military and public safety, which are career paths that our team values and appreciates."

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

 

 

JEFF DYER MAKES 2021 SEASON DEBUT AT CENTRAL ARIZONA SPEEDWAY!

(February 3, 2020, Yucca Valley, CA) Jeff Dyer will open what he hopes to be a busy season of open wheel racing this Saturday night at the CAS Sprint Car Series event at Central Arizona Speedway. The race will be the first for the Yucca Valley, California based driver since last November.

On Saturday, the former United States Army Explosive Ordinance Disposal team leader will be making his second appearance in less than six months at the track located in Casa Grande, Arizona. Unfortunately, his last appearance was brief when something broke in the drive train last September. The veteran driver has put that aggravating experience behind him as he prepares to return to the “Copper State” in the Christina Dyer owned Buckley chassis, 360 sprint car.

“That was a frustrating trip,” Dyer lamented when recalling his last trip to Arizona to race. “The car performed flawlessly in a practice session at Perris Auto Speedway just prior and we had high expectations for that night. To be knocked out of the show just after unloading the car was so disappointing. Especially after the long drive to get there. We have gone over everything with a fine-tooth comb for this weekend so that does not happen again.”

Like 2020, Dyer has an ambitious racing schedule planned for 2021. Hopefully, things will unfold differently this year and the Covid crisis will not have as severe affect as it did in 2020. In addition to this weekend CAS race, Dyer plans on contesting the entire California Lightning Sprint Car Series as well as appearances with the VRA Sprint Cars, the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars and the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series.

If those nights are not enough, Dyer will also serve as crew chief for his 14-year-old son, Seth, at Wheel2Wheel Raceway in Victorville. Seth, who likewise is his dad’s crew chief in the big cars, was a rookie racer in 2020. After a decent freshman campaign at W2W, Seth is jumping up to the Intermediate Speedway Sprint Class where his car will be powered by a fire breathing Jawa 500cc Speedway engine.

Last Sunday Seth was one of Dave Stall’s guests on “The Racer Radio Show” out of San Diego. You can listen to a replay of the show at the following link http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/radio21/RACERRADIO210131.mp3

Starting Saturday and carrying on throughout the 2021 campaign, Jeff will be racing in memory of his grandfather Glenn Sels.

Dyer Motorsports would like to thank the following sponsors for making the 2021 racing season possible. John Springstead Racing, T Shirts By Timeless, LDS Investigations, Hair Cuts by Susie and Amsoil. If you would like to be a part of the team in 2021, call or send an E-mail to the contact information at the top of this page.

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

 

Duty calls us to Horsham

For the 10th season in a row the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series will visit Blue Ribbon Raceway, Horsham. “This is a bit of a milestone and we cannot thank the Committee enough for supporting us over all these years. The Club is rich in history and has been around since the 60s with the actual track opening in 96. For us to be a part of such a tradition in fantastic. We have had numerous different drivers on the podium over the years and the racing is always guaranteed to be close and fast. It’s one of our favourite tracks.” Mandy Searle tells us.

This coming Saturday will no doubt be the same with the nominations still rolling in. Currently 28 teams have thrown there hat in the ring and with the depth of talent it really is anyone’s to win. 21 year old Rusty Hickmans V40 J&J has been on the podium at the last two shows and is currently leading the End of Season Championship. Defending series champ Michael Tancredi’s V29 always has good results on the 1/3 of a mile track most recently winning the ‘Covid Cup’ shakedown held in December. V73 Charles Hunter gets quicker and quicker each time he hits the track in his 360 showing just why he picked up 2nd place in the Australian 360 Championship. All Star Legend Mark Caruso’s SA33 Cool is ready to put it on the podium the same for SA11 Scott Enderl. Enderl has been busy over the Christmas period running his 410 at all the major events. V83 Chris Solomon is the ‘quiet achiever’ but always has his car at the front by the end of the A. 19 year old Ben Morris also hasn’t been wasting the couple of weeks lay off and installed a 410 into his J&J running all the major meetings held over the Australia Day weekend.V34 Brenten ‘Smooch’ Farrer has made a return to the All Stars this season. VA9 Dan Evans, SA95 Jarman Dalitz, All Star stalwart ‘Farmer Phil’ Lock’s V4 , VA99 Corey Sandow just to name a few all capable of taking out the Round 3 win.

Supercar champion Cam Waters has also been busy over the end of January running a 410 at Avalon & Warrnambool and gaining more dirt track experience each night. The team have put their 360 engine back in for this weekend. The McQuinn Electrical owned V6 team have been working hard to ensure their driver gets comfortable in the car quickly.

On track action starts at 6.30 – Blue Ribbon Raceway, 1650 Blue Ribbon Road, Kalkee

 

 

Tony Stewart helps All Stars kick-off 2021 season with visits to Screven and East Bay

Dates: Friday and Saturday, January 29th-30th Event: Winter Freeze Series: All Star Circuit of Champions Track: Screven Motor Speedway (Sylvania, Georgia) Tony Stewart Finishes (Start): Friday: A-Main | 13th (18th) Saturday: B-Main | 12th (3rd)

Dates: Monday and Tuesday, February 1st-2nd Event: Sugarlands Shine Southern Tour Series: All Star Circuit of Champions Track: East Bay Raceway Park (Tampa, Florida) Tony Stewart Finishes (Start): Monday: Canceled Tuesday: A-Main | 8th (5th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (February 4, 2021) - Tony Stewart and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing made the long haul from Arizona to the east coast during the recent week, eventually landing in the Peach State where the All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 kicked-off their inaugural Sugarlands Shine Southern Tour presented by Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia, on January 29-30.

Joining over 30 All Stars and touring Outlaws, Stewart’s weekend at Screven resulted in one main event start, eventually translating a ninth-row push-off into a 13th-place finish, ultimately tying for the evening’s Hard Charger Award. A fifth-place performance during his respective heat race allowed Stewart to qualify for Friday evening’s $8,000-to-win main event.

Unfortunately, Stewart’s luck ran thin during Screven’s $10,000-to-win Winter Freeze finale on Saturday. The three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion cut a right rear tire while racing in a transfer position during the evening’s B-Main; “Smoke” was scored 12th.

After a designated travel day on Sunday, January 31, and a weather related cancellation on Monday, February 1, Tony Stewart and the Rush Truck Centers/Advance Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Digital Ally/Sage Fruit/FloRacing/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Mobil 1/Carquest Auto Parts/No. 14 team returned to competition with a visit to East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday, February 2. The decision to join the All Stars at the “Clay by the Bay” resulted in Stewart’s third top-ten appearance of the season, maintaining a spot inside the top-ten to finish eighth after starting fifth on the feature grid.

Tony Stewart’s upcoming open wheel agenda has not yet been determined. Fans are encouraged to keep alert online, as well as on social media, for any and all updates pertaining to Stewart’s future plans.

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

Broadcast Coverage: Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.

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

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

2021 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: Total Races: 6 Total Wins: 1 Total Top-5s: 1 Total Top-10s: 3 **Stats reflect Tony Stewart results, only

 

Reutzel Carries Momentum into DIRTcar Nationals after All Star Score at Screven

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (February 3, 2021) – The new combination is already coming together well for Aaron Reutzel and the Roth Motorsports No. 83 team.

Just as Reutzel and his previous Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports team hit the ground running with victories right away and three consecutive All Star Circuit of Champions titles, Reutzel made his way to victory lane in the first handful of starts aboard the Roth No. 83 Triple X Sprint Car.

After three top-tens at Arizona Speedway’s “Wild Wing Shootout” the weekend prior, Reutzel took in the All Star Circuit of Champions season-opening weekend at Georgia’s Screven Motor Speedway and posted a runner-up finish on Friday night before breaking into victory lane for the first time of 2021 on Saturday night.

Following a drive from seventh to second on Friday night, Reutzel raced into the lead initially prior to the midway point of Saturday night’s 35-lap feature event and then took command for keeps on the 24th round en route to the $10,000 victory.

“We struggled a little bit in Arizona, but we took some time during the week to think about some things,” Reutzel commented. “We made a few fine changes and now I feel right at home. Everyone has done such a great job and I can’t say how excited I am enough.”

The triumph bodes well for the team as they go into this week’s DIRTcar Nationals at Florida’s Volusia Speedway Park.

It is a week that includes five nights of competition including two All Star Circuit of Champions cards on Wednesday and Thursday and then the initial three nights of Reutzel’s initial season as a full-time World of Outlaws competitor.

“We just want to have consistent speed with the car and put together some good finishes during the week, and a win or two would be nice if things play out right,” Reutzel says. “Going in off of a win definitely makes us feel better.”

Reutzel had a strong DIRTcar Nationals outing last year, picking off an All Star win before posting top-ten finishes during all three World of Outlaws events.

He will hope to add more DIRTcar Nationals wins this year after adding his 37th career All Star win on Saturday night.

2021 Quick Stats: 7 races, 1 win, 3 top-fives, 6 top-tens.

Next Up: DIRTcar Nationals at Barberville, Florida’s Volusia Speedway Park on Wednesday through Sunday (All Star Circuit of Champions on Wednesday and Thursday, World of Outlaws on Friday, Saturday and Sunday).

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

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

 

Champion Modern Muscle 0W-40 is Purpose-Built for Third Generation HEMI

http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/champion-modern-muscle-0w-40-is-purpose-built-for-third-generation-hemi-1326469.htm

(Clinton, MO / 02.04.21) Champion’s full synthetic Modern Muscle 0w-40 Motor Oil is favorite among car enthusiasts with third generation 5.7L, 6.1L, 6.2L and 6.4L MOPAR HEMI motors. This full synthetic motor oil is proven to provide better protection with more horsepower and torque than other leading brands of motor oil. https://www.championbrands.com/modern-muscle-full-synthetic-0w-40/

The current-production "HEMI" engine heads are flatter and more complex than the 1950s–'70s HEMI V8 chamber. The unique combustion chambers are no longer truly hemispherical. They use a coil-on-plug distributor-less ignition system and two spark-plugs per cylinder to shorten flame travel leading to more consistent combustion and reduced emissions.

In 2015, Chrysler introduced the high-performance supercharged variant of the HEMI engine, called the Hellcat. It featured a 6.2 L; or 376.3 cu in. engine that was rated at 707 bhp at 6,000 rpm, and had a compression ratio of 9.5:1. In 2017, Mopar announced that it would sell it as a crate engine under the name Hellcrate. A Redeye version with 797 hp debuted in the Dodge Challenger in 2019, followed by the Dodge Charger in 2021.

The Demon version of the HEMI V8 features a number of improvements over the Hellcat variant. It is fitted with a larger twin-screw supercharger, as well as reinforced reciprocating components, a new camshaft, and several other valvetrain upgrades. With these improvements, the Challenger SRT Demon is rated at 808 horsepower on 91-octane pump gasoline, and 840 horsepower when running on 100-octane unleaded racing gasoline.

Champion’s Modern Muscle 0w-40 Motor Oil benefits for HEMI high-performance engines such as the Hellcat, Hellcrate, Redeye, Apache, and Demon are directly linked to Champion’s premium base stock and anti-wear protection package, which contains a unique balance of chemistry while still maintaining an API license and approval. https://www.championbrands.com/modern-muscle-full-synthetic-0w-40/

The full synthetic formula provides lower coefficient of friction than conventional or synthetic blend motor oils. Plus offers film strength and viscosity stability at higher temperatures with less drag, provides upper cylinder anti-wear protection, and reduces operating temperature for better piston ring seal for maximum compression, and increased the foot-pounds of torque. This robust formula also includes protection properties for cams, lifters, push rods, wrist pins, distributor gears, bearings, etc.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 65 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 Modern Muscle Motor Oils, contact Champion at 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, 64735 or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

Knoxville Nationals Ticket Packages and SRX Tickets On Sale Now


Two events you won't want to miss...so buy your tickets now!

NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's 2-day and 3-day ticket packages are now available. Two-day packages range from $95 to $108. Three-day packages range from $138 to $157. All seats are reserved.

Tickets are now on sale for Knoxville Raceway's first-ever Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) event on Saturday, June 19. General admission tickets will be $30 for adults; $20 for teens and free for kids 12 and under. Reserved seating will be available at $35 for adults; $25 for teens and $10 for kids 12 and under.

Click here to order tickets online or call the ticket office at 641-842-5431.
Reservations for Corn Belt Weekend Camping Available March 8


Knoxville Raceway will begin taking camping reservations on Monday, March 8 for the inaugural Corn Belt Weekend.

The Corn Belt Weekend will kick-off with NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice on Thursday, July 8 followed by the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, July 9. Saturday, July 10, will see the return of non-wing sprint car action for the $20,000-to-win Corn Belt Clash and Knoxville Championship Series winged 410 sprints.

Camping is $40 per night and only available at the North Campground. Reservations can be made, starting Monday, March 8, by calling the ticket office at 641-842-5431.
Horsepower Inc. Increases Prize Money for Throwback Paint Scheme Award


Horsepower Inc. has increased the prize amount for the first-ever throwback paint scheme award at the 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's.

The Horsepower Inc. Throwback Award will now pay $2,000 to a team competing in the 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s that has the best throwback paint scheme as voted on by sprint car racing industry members and fans. The second and third best throwback paint schemes will earn $1,000 and $500, respectively.

The traditional Best Appearing Car Award will also honor the best paint scheme overall. Throwback paint schemes will be eligible for this award as well.
Be a of the 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's - Sponsor a Lap!


We have just seven laps remaining to sponsor in the 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's!

Each lap is $1,000 to sponsor and all $1,000 goes to the driver that leads the lap. Sponsors are included in a billboard at the track and in a Nationals program ad. Each sponsor will also be featured individually on our social media accounts in the days leading into the event.

If interested in sponsoring a lap, contact Kendra Jacobs at KendraJ@KnoxvilleRaceway.com.

 

 

'Blackjack' Brian Brown Named a Rowdy Energy Athlete for 2021 Season

By Rowdy Energy - MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 2, 2021) - Rowdy Energy, the enhanced hydration formula energy drink created by two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch, announced today that acclaimed Sprint Car driver 'Blackjack' Brian Brown has been added to the Rowdy Energy Athlete roster for the 2021 season.

Brown is the owner/driver for Brian Brown Racing, based out of Grain Valley, Mo., which fields the No. 21 Winged Sprint Car in multiple series across the county. "Blackjack" boasts an impressive resume, currently totaling 185 career victories at the numerous tracks he has competed at, as well as four track championships at famed Knoxville (Iowa) Speedway.

"As Rowdy Energy continues to expand its distribution channels across the country, adding an established grassroots dirt racer as a company ambassador will be a great way to increase our brand awareness as Brian is scheduled to compete in nearly 100 Sprint Car races across 15 states this season," Busch said. "Whether its drivers and teams traveling state-to-state following their rigorous schedule, track staffs working long hours to prepare to put on their event, or fans attending a week-night show and then having to work the next day, the dirt racing community is a market that can definitely benefit from our better-for-you product. Partnering with a driver that has over 180 wins will be a great way to get our name in front of that market and have them wanting to try one of our seven great tasting flavors."

"I am honored and excited to become a Rowdy Athlete," Brown said. "Kyle and the Rowdy Energy Brand are known for winning and I hope to carry on that tradition. Rowdy Energy helped me stay hydrated and focused during my pre-season training and I know that having a supply of the product on hand will keep everyone at Brian Brown Racing energized as we travel the country this year. I look forward to sharing a Rowdy Energy with fans and racing enthusiasts at every stop along the way. I am ready to GET ROWDY!"

About Rowdy Energy:

With a focus on wellness for longevity in his career and life, Kyle Busch, the accomplished driver aptly nicknamed "Rowdy" for his will to win at all costs, created Rowdy Energy with a proprietary Enhanced Energy Formula. Comprised of precise time-released caffeine, sugar reduction ingredients, amazing taste and hydration levels above leading sports drinks, Rowdy Energy is a "better for you" product. Specifically formulated for your needs to accomplish any challenge thrown your way and to be your most effective self. Rowdy Energy seeks to support those that embody a spirit of high performance, not just all-star athletes but the weekend warrior, superhero mom, the ambitious college student, the men and women in uniform.

Rowdy Energy is currently available in seven flavors, including five sugar free options that are KETO certified. For our more traditional energy drink consumers, we designed a 60% less sugar option than the other leading energy drink brands.

About Brian Brown Racing:

Brian Brown Racing is a professional winged sprint car team that is based in Grain Valley, Mo. Brian Brown, who is the owner and driver, has amassed more than 180 feature career victories in multiple states and four track championships at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. The team was born in 2008. For more information, visit: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com .

Brian Brown Racing Fan Code:

Use the Brian Brown Racing friends and family code "BBR21" for 15% off all 12 and 24 packs at http://www.RowdyEnergy.com.

 

 

Reutzel Rules Screven with the All-Star Circuit of Champions

PETERSEN MEDIA- While he will venture off with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series when the season starts later this week, Aaron Reutzel still managed to sneak in some All-Star lore over the weekend as the three-time and defending series Champ was able to pick up his 37th career series win on Saturday night at the Screven Motor Speedway in Screven, GA during the opening weekend of action for the ASCoC.

“We had really good speed in Arizona, but we just kind of struggled come feature event time the entire weekend,” Aaron Reutzel said. “We went to work and made some changes and had a really strong weekend with the All Stars.”

Reutzel was stout all weekend in Georgia as he was able to kick the weekend off with a second-place finish to open things up on Friday night as he chased Donny Schatz across the stripe.

Overall Friday night went well for the Texan as he would time in fifth overall in time trials, before racing his way to a third-place finish in his heat race, and a fourth place result in his Dash. Charging from Seventh to second in the ‘A’, Reutzel earned the Hercules Hard Charger award.

Saturday night saw Reutzel get off to a bit of a slow start, but it would ultimately put him in position to set himself up for a strong night.

Timing in 10th fastest overall and third fastest in his time trials group, Reutzel would line up on the front row of his heat race. Storming to a heat race win, Reutzel would punch his ticket into the Dash where he would line up on the pole of Dash No. 2.

Running second in the Dash, Reutzel would take the green flag from the fourth starting position and felt that he had a very strong entry under him heading into the feature event.

Spending much of the first half of the race running in the third position, Reutzel really came on strong during the closing stanzas of the feature as he worked into the second position on the 18th lap and began chasing after Sheldon Haudenschild.

A lap 20 caution would keep the leaders out of traffic and would put Reutzel on the leader’s tail tank. Keeping pace with Haudenschild for four laps, lap 25 saw the 2021 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year contender make his move and take over the race lead.

Despite cautions on laps 28 and 33, Reutzel was not to be denied on this night as he raced on to pick up his first win of the 2021 season at the helm of the Roth Enterprises/Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co./HR Livestock Transportation entry.

“I really have to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for allowing Dylan Buswell and myself to come on board with a package that we are really familiar with,” Reutzel said. “They took a big risk, and to win in our fifth night out is really cool.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co., HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, Southern Pacific Farms, All Star Performance, FK Rod Ends, Vahlco Wheels, Triple X Race Co., AL Drive Lines, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Wings Unlimited, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, Smith Titanium, and Team Simpson for their support in 2021.

ON TAP: Roth Motorsports and Aaron Reutzel will return to action on Wednesday night at Volusia Speedway Park for two nights of ASCoC action before the World of Outlaws campaign comes to life on Friday.

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

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following along on Twitter and Instagram @RothMotorsports.

 

Zearfoss’ Outlaw season kicks-off Friday at Volusia

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (February 1, 2021) – In traditional Outlaw fashion, Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing (BZR) will launch their 2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with the annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Friday through Sunday, February 5-7, kicking-off a Series schedule that will see the Jonestown, Pennsylvania-native crisscross much of the United States, on more than one occasion, over the next ten months.

The Outlaws will hit it hard during the month of February, next setting aim on a pair of stops in Georgia and Alabama on February 12-13.

“I’m excited to get the year rolling,” Zearfoss said, driver of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., BAPS Auto Paints & Supply, Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, No. 3Z sprint car. “We got the year started officially at Screven, but we didn’t have the overall result we were working toward. Regardless, it was a good way to shake some rust off before our Outlaw season gets going on Friday.”

Zearfoss launched his year aboard the BZR No. 3Z with a one night stop at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia, on Saturday, January 30, joining the All Star Circuit of Champions for the Winter Freeze finale awarding a $10,000 top prize. The “Jonestown Jet” got the evening underway with the 18th-fastest time during time trials, eventually qualifying for the 35-lap main event with a fifth-place performance during his respective heat race. A mishap during the evening’s feature led to an unfortunate 17th-place score; there were 38 cars in attendance.

Despite a tough start to his year, the reigning Western Australia Speedweek champion will enter his rookie campaign with the Greatest Show On Dirt with a full head of steam.

“I can’t thank my team enough for all of their hard work this off-season,” Zearfoss added. “My guys always bust their butts and I’m excited to take on the best in the world every night with them. Our goal is to represent all of our partners at the highest level possible. I’m more than confident we have what it takes to accomplish all of our goals”

SPECIAL THANKS: Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., BAPS Auto Paints & Supply, Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, Simpson Racing Products, KX3 Racewear, BK Titanium, Blud Lubricants, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, RV 4 Wheel Drive and Performance Automotive, 87 Speed, Walker Performance Filtration, and Bell Helmets.

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

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

STATS: 2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics: Wins: 3 Top-5s: 6 Top-10s: 6 *2020 Australia starts included

2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics: Wins: N/A Top-5s: N/A Top-10s: N/A

2021 Victories: 3 (Ellenbrook Speedway [Western Australia] – January 2) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9)

2021 Highlights: Finished third during first-ever start at Perth Motorplex in Perth, Australia, on December 26. Finished second during the second round of Western Australia Speedweek at Perth on December 28. Finished second during the third round of Western Australia Speedweek at Bunbury on January 1. Won first-ever feature in Australia on January 2 at Ellenbrook Speedway. Swept Western Australia Speedweek finale at Perth Motorplex on January 9. Scored Western Australia Speedweek championship.

 

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing unveil all-new online home

By Fully Injected Motorsports

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (February 1, 2021) – Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing are pleased to unveil their new and improved online home, available now to explore at www.dannydietrich.com. The site will contain “everything Danny Dietrich” including a one-stop-shop merchandise store, regularly updated news releases, photo gallery, and an up-to-date schedule, as well as information pertaining to Gary Kauffman Racing’s partners.

“The site address is the same, it was just time for something fresh,” Danny Dietrich said, who will participate in over 100 starts in 2021 including a return visit to Knoxville Raceway for the coveted Knoxville Nationals. “I want to thank Jason Walls of WRT Web Designs for helping me put all of this together. He was the mastermind behind the entire project and he did a really nice job.”

Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing kicked-off their 2021 campaign with a two-day stop at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia, on Friday and Saturday, January 29-30. Despite a pair of tough outcomes, highlighting his Winter Freeze with a 19th-place score during the weekend opener, Dietrich feels confident about his upcoming Volusia Speedway Park visit and is ready for a new beginning aboard the Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, No. 48.

“It was a tough weekend at Screven, but it feels good to knock off some rust,” Dietrich continued. “We still have a lot of racing left on this trip. We have some things to tweak, but I’m confident we’ll turn things around.”

Dietrich’s Volusia/DIRTcar Nationals visit will consist of two All Star Circuit of Champions starts on Wednesday and Thursday, February 3-4, followed by three World of Outlaw starts on February 5-7.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, East Park Automotive Inc., RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc., Bollinger Construction, Blud Lubricants.

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

Danny Dietrich/Gary Kauffman Racing apparel is now available and can be found at the track, as well as online at www.dannydietrich.com/merch

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2021 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: N/A
Top-10s: N/A
Wins: N/A

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

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

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

2020 Wins: 13 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker – February 22) (Monarch Motor Speedway – All Stars – June 12) (Lincoln Speedway – Kevin Gobrecht Memorial – June 27) (Selinsgrove Speedway – Jan Opperman Memorial – June 28) (Williams Grove Speedway – July 31) (Lincoln Speedway – August 1) (Trail-Way Speedway – August 2) (Lincoln Speedway – Hank Gentzler Memorial- August 8) (Lincoln Speedway – August 22) (Grandview Speedway – All Stars – August 27) (Lincoln Speedway x2 – Bob Leiby Memorial – September 5) (Lincoln Speedway – Season Finale – October 17)

2020 Championships: Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2021 Highlights: N/A

2021 Wins: N/A

 

Justin Whittall will begin 2021 with trip south to the Sunshine State

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N. J. (February 2, 2021) – Justin Whittall’s 2021 open wheel campaign will ignite in just over a week, set to begin his season with a trip to Tampa, Florida, where the Vincentown, New Jersey-native will compete in 360 sprint car competition during East Bay Raceway Park’s annual King of the 360s.

Capped with a $10,000-to-win finale on Saturday, February 13, the historic King of the 360s program will kick-off with an open practice session on Wednesday, February 10, followed by two nights of preliminary competition on February 11-12. Each of the preliminary features will award $2,000 top prizes.

Whittall, driver of the JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Brotherton Brewing Company, Beechwood Landscape Architecture and Construction LLC, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, FK Rod Ends, Stilo Helmets, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, No. 67 sprint car, will head to the Sunshine State with a full plate of confidence, highlighting his most recent season with a podium run during Port Royal Speedway’s Open Wheel Madness in June.

“We are ready to head south. It should be a fun trip,” Justin Whittall said, a former regular competitor in the 360 sprint car ranks before making the jump to 410 action full-time. “The King of the 360s is a special event and we’re really excited to be a part of it. Some of the best in the business will be with us, but we’re ready to give it our all and earn ourselves a spot in the big show on Saturday.”

It will be business as usual for Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports upon their return from Florida, eventually transferring their focus to weekly action in Central Pennsylvania. Whittall will plant much of his focus around action at Port Royal Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, with additional stops in the mix at tracks such as Lincoln Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway. The team will also participate in sprint car events at Bridgeport Speedway in Bridgeport, New Jersey – just an hour from their Vincentown headquarters.

Whittall’s first Pennsylvania start of 2021 is scheduled to be Lincoln Speedway’s annual Icebreaker 30 on February 20.

“Central Pennsylvania is where we want to be every weekend. The best in the country race there every weekend and that’s going to make us better,” Whittall continued. “I just want to thank all of our great partners for making a season like ours possible. We have some big goals in 2021, but I’m confident we have what it takes to fulfill those goals.”

SPECIAL THANKS: Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Brotherton Brewing Company, Beechwood Landscape Architecture and Construction LLC, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, FK Rod Ends, Stilo Helmets, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Enterprise, Ground Blind Boys, Ryan Taylor Graphics.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Be sure to follow Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports on all of the available social media networks including Facebook: www.facebook.com/justinwhittallmotorsports and Twitter: www.twitter.com/justinwhittall. Fans should keep up with Justin Whittall on the Web at www.fullyinjected.com, as well as at the official online home of JW Motorsports: www.justinwhittallmotorsports.com.

STATS: 2019 Highlights: Kicked off 2019 season with 18th and 14th place finishes at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, respectively. Finished tenth at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7, the result of a charge from 17th. Scored top-ten (ninth) during action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 11. Qualified for WoO main event at Bridgeport Speedway on May 21. Finished 14th during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on May 26. Finished second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 15. Climbed from 22nd to 11th at Port Royal Speedway on June 22. Finished eighth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 20. Finished tenth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 10. Finished third at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, August 24.

2020 Highlights: Finished 16th at Lincoln Speedway on May 30th (46 cars entered). Finished third at Port Royal Speedway during Open Wheel Madness on Saturday, June 20. Finished fifth during 410 action at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, July 25. Finished ninth during Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jack Gunn Memorial on Saturday, August 29. Highlights Labor Day weekend with fifth-place run at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, September 6.

2021 Highlights: N/A

 

 

Bryant Paver Motorsports and Bogucki Create Alliance for 2021 Season

Inside Line Promotions - COLUMBIA, Mo. (Feb. 2, 2021) - Bryant Paver Motorsports has a new alliance that kicks off 2021 with excitement.

Veteran sprint car driver Scott Bogucki will operate his winged sprint car program out of the BPM shop in Missouri and will serve as a racing mentor for rising star Garet Williamson, who earned a top-10 finish in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings last year during his rookie season.

"We're really excited about the deal and having Scott around on a regular basis," Williamson said. "I think it will help us grow having him and his team around the shop and at the track. We'll be at a lot of the same shows so I'm looking forward to us working together."

Bryant Paver Motorsports will be a sponsor on Bogucki's race car. Both teams currently plan on racing full time with the ASCS National Tour while adding select 410ci sprint car shows into the schedule this year.

"I think it's going to be great for everyone involved," said Bogucki, who posted a career-best third-place result in the ASCS National Tour championship standings last year. "It gives me a central place to work out of. It will also financially help my team to allow us to race more. I want to race the 410 more than I have in quite a few years. My team hasn't changed, but we'll be housed in Missouri with Bryant's support. We still have great support from SawBlade.com, Dissolvalloy and many other great partners."

Williamson will participate in several 410ci winged sprint car races in 2021 for the first time. Bogucki enjoyed success during several starts in the division last year, highlighted by a third-place result during his debut with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions.

"Scott has been successful in both the 360 and 410 ranks so I think he can help us adapt," Williamson said. "I think our racing plan will be similar to his in terms of focusing full time on the ASCS National Tour and then filling in open weekends with 410 shows when those are available. I'm really excited to race the 410 when the opportunity presents itself."

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/garetw3

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

SPONSORS -

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

 

 

Hafertepe Opens Season With Top Fives Against All Star Circuit Of Champions

Bryan Hulbert – SYLVANIA, Ga. (February 2, 2021) Seeing off-season hustle become success was Sam Hafertepe, Jr.’s reward this past weekend as the Heidbreder Foundation / Hills Racing No. 15h rolled to a pair of top-five finishes, including a weekend high podium run, against the All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 at Screven Motor Speedway.

A long time return to the Georgia oval, Sam’s opening effort saw him crack off a time good enough for seventh fastest before winning his Heat and Dash. Positioned on the right of the front row, a snag in traffic during the Friday opener relegated Sam to a fifth-place finish.

“We had a really good car in clean air and when we got to traffic, I just made a wrong decision and tried to go around when I should have slid the guy and when I did, I got tight and blew through the cushion and lost two spots there, then trying to get back underway cost myself two more but after that we maintained,” explained Hafertepe.

Coming back Saturday, the Texas shoe was eighth fastest to start the night off with his Heat and Dash results setting him third in the A-Feature. Holding the position to the end, Hafertepe trailed Aaron Reutzel and Kyle Reinhardt to the finish.

“It’s a different feel than running 360’s and going into the second night I felt like I had a good idea of what direction we needed to go, and for the most part, I feel like we fixed the issues we were having, stated Sam. “During the A-Feature, early on like Sheldon was running the top and a few guys middle and bottom, so you had to move around a little bit, but by the end of the race, it cleaned a line around the bottom and started taking a little rubber.”

Running a mixture of events during the 2021 season, Sam next outing will be at Volusia Speedway Park with the All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 on February 2 and 3, then with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars on February 5, 6, and 7.

Events with the All Stars can be seen live on http://www.floracing.com. World of Outlaws can be seen on http://www.dirtvision.com.

For continued updates on Sam Hafertepe, Jr., log onto http://www.sam15.com and make sure to find him on Twitter (@samhafertepejr). For news on Hill's Racing Team, log onto https://www.facebook.com/hillsracing/ and on Twitter (@HillsRacingTeam).

2021 Season to Date:

Events: 4; Wins -0; Top 5 – 1; Top 10 – 2; Top 20 – 2;

Coming Up:

February 2 - Volusia Speedway Park (All Stars)

February 3 - Volusia Speedway Park (All Stars)

February 5 - Volusia Speedway Park (World of Outlaws)

February 6 - Volusia Speedway Park (World of Outlaws)

February 7 - Volusia Speedway Park (World of Outlaws)

Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Online:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011628097506

Website: http://www.sam15.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/samhafertepejr

The Sponsors:

Hill's Racing Team, Townline Variety, Heidbreder Foundation Service, Kiebler & Sons Lawn, and Landscaping, Fisher Racing Engines, Super Shox, J&J Chassis, Smiley's Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Huggins Cams, Champion Oil, The Sparks Family, Lonestar Speedway, Keizer Wheels, XYZ Machining, Simpson Racing Products, CP-Carrillo, KSE Power Steering, FK Rod Ends, BMRS, Allstar Performance, Saldana Racing Products, Vortex Wings, DMI, Wilwood Brakes, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Hwy. 79 Collision.

 

 

GAINING STEAM: Marks and CJB Tackle Screven First night at East Bay canceled; more racing tin Florida on tap

CARLISLE, PA. - February 1, 2021 - With the sweet sound of engines firing, the CJB Motorsports kicked off their 2021 season with a trip to Screven (Ga.) Motorsports Complex.

On Friday, January 29th, the #5 team took to the track by timing in 4th in group C with the Ollies Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions. From there, driver Brent Marks finished 1st in his heat race and 11th in the feature. The following night, Marks timed in 25th, finished 8th in the heat race, went from 12th to 8th in the B-main and then finished 17th in the A-main. "We made some gains throughout the weekend," said Marks, pilot of the #5 M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking machine. "We didn’t have the results we were hoping for. There were a couple instances that were out of our control that hurt our night on Saturday but we learned and will move on to East Bay and Volusia. Both are very fun tracks to race on and will help us continue to build our foundation for the year."

Scheduled racing action at East Bay Raceway near Tampa, Fl. was canceled for Monday, February 1st. Racing resume on Tuesday night, February 2nd at East Bay before the tour heads to Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Fl. for five straight nights of action. Two of which will be with the All Stars. The remaining three are with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

Brent Marks schedule

Paul McMahan schedule

Click here for Brent Marks' apparel.

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS: For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Check out FloRacing.com for coverage of Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions coverage.

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

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

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

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

 

 

Wilson Opening True Outlaw Schedule in Florida With USCS Series

Inside Line Promotions – BENTON RIDGE, Ohio (Feb. 1, 2021) – Greg Wilson will begin his season in Florida this weekend at a USCS Series doubleheader.

Wilson and his Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics and DNC Hydraulics sponsored team are making the trip to Hendry County Motorsports Park in Clewiston for races on Friday and Saturday, marking the first weekend of a month-long trek to the Southeast.

“We are running more of a true outlaw schedule this year,” Wilson said. “It’s a lot easier for me to manage and handle. We’ll still run most of the All Star schedule, but there’s no pressure this year. We have another year with Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics and DNC Hydraulics backing our team as well as many other partners so we’re excited. We’re grateful for all of the support our partners have had with our team and with the direction we are taking this year.”

It all begins this weekend at a dirt oval where Wilson said he’s made one career visit.

“I think we ran second or third a couple of years ago and the second night rained out,” he said. “I don’t remember a lot about the race, but I remember we were okay. And any time you can contend for a podium it’s a good night.

“We’re looking forward to contending for wins this year. That’s our focus. After everything that transpired over the winter and spending time out of the loop, just working on our own stuff to figure out what we need to do, it’s the best I’ve felt going into a race season in five years. There’s no pressure. We’re looking forward to the next two weeks in Florida and then racing with the World of Outlaws for a few races before we head home. It gives us an opportunity to just go race and get back to enjoying it.”

The first event of this week is a Hercules Tires dealership visit on Wednesday at Big Tires and More Tire Pros in Lutz, Fla., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

UP NEXT –

Friday and Saturday at Hendry County Motorsports Park in Clewiston, Fla., with the USCS Series

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS –

Wednesday at Big Tires and More Tire Pros in Lutz, Fla., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/GregWilsonw20

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Hercules Tires

Hercules Tires is widely recognized as the industry’s premier value brand with a comprehensive selection of passenger, UHP, light truck, medium truck, specialty trailer and specialty commercial tires. Since 1952, independent tire dealers and distributors have trusted Hercules to deliver outstanding quality, exceptional support and unsurpassed value. For more information, visit http://www.HerculesTire.com.

“Hercules Tires has been an essential part of Greg Wilson Racing for several years,” Wilson said. “It has been a tremendous partnership as we’ve helped grow each other’s brands and fan base, which is the ultimate goal of a marketing partner. We’re grateful for the support of everyone at Hercules Tires and are looking forward to mutual success for years to come.”

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Gear Off Road, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Magtech Ignition, Simpson Race Products, Banshee Graphics, Lubbock Wrecker Service, Hepfner Racing Products, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Inter-State Truck Repair, ATL Fuel Cells, Sandridge Customs, Cooper Custom Powder, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Attica Raceway Park plans huge 2021 season with 25 events

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Attica Raceway Park’s 33rd anniversary season kicks off Friday, March 19 with 25 events scheduled carrying over $700,000 in feature money on the line. The track recently announced the addition of seats to extend the top rows for fans.

“We are so excited for 2021 which looks to be one of the biggest seasons in the history of Attica Raceway Park. We are so thankful for the support we received from the fans, race teams, employees, marketing partners…all the cooperation we got to be able to hold races during the pandemic was unbelievable,” said Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at Attica Raceway Park.

Seven of the 2021 events will bring in the nation’s top touring sprint car organizations.

Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will visit five times including the Core & Main Spring Nationals, Friday, April 9 ($5,000 to win) and Saturday, April 10 ($6,000 to win); Opening night of Ohio Sprint Speedweek, Friday, June 11; and the traditional Attica Ambush on Friday, Sept. 3 ($5,000 to win) and Saturday, Sept. 4, $10,000 to win. The series has visited “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speed plant 128 times; second only to Eldora in total appearances.

The World of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series has added a second trip to Attica in 2021. The Kistler Engines Classic will be held Friday, May 21 and pay $10,000 to win. The 33rd Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics will be held Tuesday, July 13 and pay $10,000. Reserved seats for both events are available by going to www.atticaracewaypark.com and clicking on the banners at the top of the home page.

The weekly Callie’s Performance Products 410 sprints are scheduled to compete in a total of 17 events in 2021 at Attica with nine of those shows being part of the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series Presented by the Baumann Auto Group (AFCS). Four of the AFCS shows will pay $4,000 to win (Friday, May 14 for the 33rd Annual Eric Phillips Anniversary Classic; Friday, June 25 and Friday July 23 presented by Spanky’s Pizza; and the Mark Keegan Classic Season Championship Night, Friday, Sept. 10 (rain date of Sept. 17).

The Propane.com/Dirt Nerds Podcast UMP Late Models will entertain on 21 nights including a $3,000 to win show on Stillwater Metal/Bazell Race Fuels Night, Friday, May 7; $2000-to-win affairs on Friday, June 11, Friday, Sept. 3 and season championship night, Friday, Sept. 10. The annual Attica/Oakshade Raceway Late Model Series Challenge will visit Attica June 25, July 23 and Aug. 27.

The Fremont Fence 305 Sprints will also compete in 21 events in 2021 with nine of those being part of the NAPA of Bryan AFCS Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales. Two shows – Friday, May 14 presented by Gressman Powersports and the Mark Keegan Season Championship Night, Friday, Sept. 10 – will pay $1,000 to win. The 305 sprints will also battle for $1,000 to win on Friday, May 21 during the World of Outlaws visit, on Friday, July 30 presented by Griff’s Engines and Saturday, Sept. 4.

The traditional Fan Appreciation Night will be held Friday, July 2 ($10 general admission, $1 hot dogs and 40 cent popcorn along with an open pit area after hot laps to meet the drivers.

Due to the on-going pandemic, fans and race teams should visit www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

Attica Raceway Park 2021 Schedule

Friday, March 19 – Construction Equipment & Supply Night – 410s, LM, 305s (rain date March 20)

Friday, March 26 – Venture Visionary Partners Night – 410s, LM, 305s (rain date March 27)

Friday, April 2 – Underground Utilities Night – 410s, LM, 305s (rain date April 3)

Friday, April 9 – Core & Main Spring Nationals – All Star Circuit of Champions ($5,000 to win), LM

Saturday, April 10 – Core and Main Spring Nationals – All Star Circuit of Champions ($6,000 to win), 305 sprints

Friday, April 16 – Advanced Drainage Systems/Erie Blacktop Night – 410s, LM, 305s (rain date, April 17)

Friday, April 23 – Craig Miller Trucking/Bucyrus Road Materials Night – 410s, LM, 305s

Friday, April 30 – The Adkins Group/Smith Paving Night – AFCS 410s, LM, AFCS 305s

Friday, May 7 – Stillwater Metal/Bazell Race Fuels Night – LM ($3,000 to win), 305s, dirt trucks, vintage cars

Friday, May 14 – Eric Phillips 33rd Anniversary Classic – American Powersports Night – AFCS 410 sprints ($4,000 to win), LM, AFCS 305s ($1,000 to win presented by Gressman Powersports)

Friday, May 21 – Kistler Engines Classic – World of Outlaws ($10,000 to win), 305 sprints ($1,000 to win)

Friday, May 28 – Steinle Chevrolet Buick of Clyde Night – AFCS Sprints, LM, AFCS 305 sprints

Friday, June 4 – Edward Jones of Clyde/Mike Neill Financial Advisor Nigh – Mid Season championship Night – AFCS Sprints, LM, AFCS 305s (double points)

Friday, June 11 – Ohio Laborers/Ohio Cat/Ferguson Waterworks Night – All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Sprint Speedweek ($6,000 to win), LM ($2,000 to win)

Friday, June 25 – Burns Electric/Baumann Auto Group Night – AFCS Sprints ($4,000 to win; ARP/Oakshade LMs, AFCS 305s

Friday, July 2 – Smith Family Foods/Sutton Bank Fan Appreciation Night – 410s, LM, 305s ($10 general admission)

Friday, July 9 – Croghan Colonial Bank Night – AFCS 410s, LM, AFCS 305s

Tuesday, July 13 – Ohio Logistics 33rd Annual Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics – World of Outlaws ($10,000 to win)

Friday, July 23 – NAPA Auto Parts Night – AFCS 410s ($4,000 to win), ARP/Oakshade LMs, AFCS 305s

Friday, July 30 – Kear’s Speed Shop Night – 410s, LM, 305s ($1,000 to win presented by Griff’s Engines)

Aug. 6 and 13 – no racing – Attica Fair

Friday, Aug. 20 – Morgan Stanley Night – AFCS 410s, LM, AFCS 305s

Friday, Aug. 27 – Columbus Equipment/Central Ohio Farmers Night – 410s, ARP/Oakshade LMs, 305s

Friday, Sept. 3 – Murphy Tractor presents All Star Circuit of Champions ($5,000 to win), LM ($2,000 to win)

Saturday, Sept. 4 – All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads presents All Star Circuit of Champions ($10,000 to win), 305s ($1,000 to win)

Friday, Sept, 10 – Kistler Racing Products/Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating presents the Mark Keegan Classic Season Championship Night – AFCS 410s ($4,000 to win), LM ($2,000 to win), AFCS 305s ($1,000 to win) RAIN DATE – Friday, Sept. 17

*Regular Friday events gates open at 5 p.m. racing at 7:45 p.m.

*Saturday rain date events gates open at 3 p.m. racing at 6 p.m.

 

 

McFadden Wins His Second SA Title At Whyalla

Warrnambool’s James McFadden enjoyed a perfect night at the Whyalla Speedway on Saturday as he claimed his second South Australian Sprintcar Championship along with wrapping up the 2021 Speedway Australia Sprintcar Super Series. After topping his qualifying group McFadden won both of his heat races before winning the non-stop 30 lap finale, defeating Matt Egel and Daniel Pestka.

McFadden’s victory in the South Australian Sprintcar Title extended the recent interstate dominance of the race with Brad Keller being the last local winner during the 2014/15 season.

“This place reminds me a lot of my old home track in Alice Springs. Its pretty cool to see the cars parked up against the fence and the fans just enjoying a fun night out. I really wanted to run this race. This place is giving it a real good crack trying to run good paying Sprintcar races. Even though the track took rubber you could still move around and try different lines, so the track was a lot of fun out there. I can’t wait to come back and hopefully once everything calms down it will be a full World Series show” added McFadden on the podium.

For Egel it was a case of what could have been as he charged late, but he simply ran out of laps to claim his third Whyalla feature race victory of the season.

“I just took too long to get by Daniel. That race went fast. I thought I had about 10 laps to go but I only had about five, but it took one of the best drivers and race teams in Australia to end our winning streak so second isn’t too bad. Whenever James turns up you know you are going to have a tough night” he added.

After leading the opening 14 laps Pestka would eventually finish third, a result that enabled him to finish second in the Sprintcar Super Series and first overall in the three round Sprintcars SA Country Tri-Series.

In what a great battle between four drivers it was David Murcott who round out the top four after getting the better of Jessie Attard, defending Champion Lachlan McHugh and Marcus Dumesny. Even though they were racing outside the podium places they were racing extremely hard swapping positions regularly. Dumesny would set the fastest lap of race with a lap of 12.460 to secure the 2 bonus points.

Lisa Walker, Max Vidau, Austin McDonald, Lachlan McDonough, Adrian Cottrell and Mike Fox would complete the finishers with Clinton Warner, who was running a 360ci engine, was the only non-finisher.

The opening round of heats saw the fastest drivers in qualifying start up front with McFadden and Pestka easily winning the two heats in the opening round. The second round saw an inverted six with McFadden providing the highlight of the night as he charged from position six to win, utilising the top of the track to execute some exciting passes. Austin McDonald, who was in a brand-new chassis after a crash at Murray Bridge during the SA Speedweek was extremely unlucky as McFadden made the winning pass on the final corner winning the heat by .142 of a second.

After a poor qualifying effort McHugh started from the front row in heat 4 and went on to win ahead of Jessie Attard and Adrian Cottrell.

Along with McFadden, Matt Egel also topped his flight in qualifying.

Final Speedway Australia Sprintcar Super Series Points – 1. 1. W17 James McFadden 900, 2. S27 Daniel Pestka 828, 3. N47 Marcus Dumesny 804, 4. S52 Matt Egel 802, 5. N53 Jessie Attard748, 6. NQ7 Lachlan McHugh 672, 7. T22 Jock Goodyer 662, 8. S97 David Murcott 644, 9. S19 Brad Keller 630, 10. S63 Ryan Jones 610.

Final Sprintcars SA Country Tri-Series Points – Top 3 – 1. S27 Daniel Pestka 434, 2. S85 Austin McDonald 400, 3. S70 Max Vidau 396

South Australian Sprintcar Title, Whyalla Speedway, South Australia - A-Main Results (30 Laps) – 1. W17 James McFadden, 2. S52 Matt Egel, 3. S27 Daniel Pestka, 4. S97 David Murcott, 5. N53 Jessie Attard, 6. NQ7 Lachlan McHugh, 7. N47 Marcus Dumesny, 8. S4 Lisa Walker, 9. S70 Max Vidau, 10. S85 Austin McDonald, 11. S38 Lachlan McDonough, 12. S41 Adrian Cottrell, 13. S93 Mike Fox, DNF S36 Clinton Warner.

Lap Leaders – S27 Daniel Pestka 1 – 14, W17 James McFadden 15 – 30 (W17 James McFadden 4 Bonus Points) Fastest A Main Lap – N47 Marcus Dumesny 12.460 second lap (2 Bonus Points) Hard Charger – S70 Max Vidau up 3 positions (2 Bonus Points)

Release by Phil Michell Motorsport Media for the Sprintcar Super Series.

 

 

Donny Schatz scores All Star victory, top-five during Screven’s Winter Freeze

Dates: Friday and Saturday, January 29th-30th Event: Winter Freeze | All Star Southern Tour Series: All Star Circuit of Champions Track: Screven Motor Speedway (Sylvania, Georgia) Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start): Friday: 1st (4th) Saturday: 4th (21st)

2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: N/A [Season begins February 5 at Volusia Speedway Park]

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (February 1, 2021) - Extending his 2021 top-ten streak to five, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz turned a pair of All Star Circuit of Champions/Winter Freeze starts at Screven Motor Speedway into a pair of top-ten performances, kicking things off with a main event victory during the two-race opener on Friday, January 29. The Southern Tour triumph scored the ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion an $8,000 top prize.

Schatz, who now owns 19-career All Star Circuit of Champions victories, earned his win from the outside of row two, eventually working by Indianapolis, Indiana’s Tyler Courtney to take control on lap 18. The win was a first for Schatz during All Star competition at Screven Motor Speedway, as well as a first this season.

“It’s great to be back racing, first and foremost,” Donny Schatz said in Screven victory lane, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Carquest Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/No. 15 sprint car. “Hats off to this entire Carquest team. These guys have been digging and working as hard as they can to get the car better. All of these preseason races are great for us because it gives us an opportunity to try some things. I just tried to go where the car in front of me wasn’t and it all worked out.”

Despite qualifying for Saturday’s Winter Freeze finale through his respective heat race, Schatz suffered a setback when he forgot to present his car at the scales following his heat race. The eventual disqualification forced Schatz to compete in the evening’s B-Main, where he was victorious, eventually translating his 11th row main event starting position into a hard-charging performance; Schatz ended the 35-lapper one spot off of the podium after starting 21st.

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will launch their 2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida, on Friday, February 5. For those unable to attend the Series’ season opener, action will be broadcast live at www.dirtvision.com.

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

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

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

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

2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Overall Statistics: Races: 5 Wins: 1 Top-5s: 3 Top-10s: 5 **Numbers reflect overall statistics

2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics: World of Outlaws Races: N/A World of Outlaws Wins: N/A World of Outlaws Top-5s: N/A World of Outlaws Top-10s: N/A **Numbers reflect WoO statistics, only

 

 

Brian Brown Seeking to Hit Stride During DIRTcar Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (Feb. 1, 2021) - Brian Brown is eyeing a familiar five-day trip to Florida to kick off his season.

Brown will race this Wednesday through Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville during the 50th annual DIRTcar Nationals. The first two nights will be with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions and the final three with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

A Busy Offseason Prepares Brian Brown Racing for the 2021 Campaign

"Chad, Nate and my dad are the same three guys we've had for a while," Brown said. "All of our partners are back. Everybody has worked really hard at the shop.

"This offseason we looked at every single component, piece and part to make sure we're doing everything the right way. I took it upon myself to make sure I'm in the best shape of my life as well. I took the exercising and training as serious as ever and went the extra mile. As you get older you have to stay in better shape, especially for these longer races. I feel like we've done that and everything we've done this winter is important. To keep all of our components together with Chad, Nate and my dad, and all of our partners as well as some new ones, is great. The main thing is keeping everybody together and hoping that all of the pieces add up for a solid year."

The Season Begins This Week at a Familiar and Fast Track

"I'm excited to get to Volusia Speedway Park and get going," Brown said. "We've qualified well and had quite a few top fives there. We're still trying to get our first win at the track. We ended last year in Charlotte on a high note with some things that we think will help our program.

"I feel like you have to have a motor that runs well when you're racing at Volusia. With Charlie Garrett I feel we have the best engines in the country. With that said your car still has to go around the corner. We're going back through our notes and going through every detail. We were really good there for a few years, but we've been off the last couple of years. We want to start 2021 off strong in Volusia."

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"Impact has been a valued partner of Brian Brown Racing since Day 1," Brown said. "They make sure our cars look top notch and they just redid the vinyl on our trailer. They always do an outstanding job on every project."

Brian Brown Racing would also like to thank Casey's, FVP, Champion Brands, FVP Stay Tuned, MC Power, Rams Racing, Weld Wheels, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, J.D. Welding & Machine, Housby, Smiley's Racing Products, The Waldinger Corporation, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Blue Springs Ford Collision Center, Fultz Excavating, SalCo, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny's Components, Rod End Supply, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Veteran's Community Project, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines and MSD Ignition for their continued support.

BRIAN BROWN RACING -

Brian Brown Racing is a professional winged sprint car team that is based in Grain Valley, Mo. Brian Brown, who is the owner and driver, has amassed more than 120 feature victories and three track championships at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, since the team was created in 2008. For more information, visit http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com .

 

 

CHASE JOHNSON TEAMS UP WITH GOODNIGHT FOR USAC SPRINTS IN OCALA

PENNGROVE, Calif. (Feb. 1, 2021) - Chase Johnson will make his first-ever trip to Florida this month when he tackles the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car tripleheader to begin the 2021 season.

Johnson has been selected to drive for Goodnight Racing Feb. 11-12-13 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. It will be the Penngrove, California native's first time traveling to the state, let alone visiting the unique 3/8-mile D-shaped dirt track.

"I'm not really sure what to expect," Johnson admitted. "I think there will be a lot of cars there, so to be in the A-Main and to run up front is the goal. I'm going there with no expectations. I've never been to Florida and I've ran with Goodnight Racing a limited number of times, but I do feel confident."

Johnson made two starts for the team last year, recording results of 13th at Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Ind., and 19th at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind. on the ensuing night while battling 40-plus competitors each evening.

"It went really well," he said. "We had good speed right out of the box. I've worked with Scott Benic in the past. We've been able to work well together. To keep building on what we've accomplished in the past is exciting. They are a great group of guys so it's a good opportunity. I want to thank Scott Benic and Matt Goodnight for the opportunity to go to Florida."

Johnson has limited starts with the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars the last couple of years, tackling the Oval Nationals at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway and Indiana Sprint Week, as well as a single weekend behind the wheel of the Goodnight Racing non-wing sprint car.

"I feel like I've been able to turn some heads and show what I can do on the national level," he said. "The people on the West Coast are more familiar, but with the Oval Nationals and Indiana Sprint Week starts, we've been able to race against the best in the sport. I'm looking forward to doing that again in Ocala."

Johnson will start the 2021 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season on Feb. 11-12-13 at Bubba Raceway Park. A practice night on Feb. 10 for the series precedes three consecutive full nights of racing. Tickets will be available at the gate on race day. No pre-order is necessary.

By: Inside Line Promotions

 

 

Stanley A. Lobitz Jr., 86, passed away Sunday evening at his home surrounded by his loved ones. Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late Stanley A. and Ann (Buckert) Lobitz Sr. Stan was a member of Good Shepherd Church, Drums. Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were a brother, James Lobitz; and an infant sister, Ann Regis. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Ellen Yanek, at home; sons, Dr. Stanley A. Lobitz and wife, Sharon, Harveys Lake; Daniel J. Lobitz and partner, Mark Jacobson, New York City; Barry B. Lobitz, Florida; a daughter, Lisa (Lobitz) Ashenfelter and husband, Scott, Philadelphia; a sister, Ann Marie Sobeck, Ramsey, N.J.; grandchildren, Zachary and wife, Morgan; Lexxi and husband, Marco; Charlie, Jake and Madeline; great-grandchildren, Zachary Jr., Jaxon, Axl; and several nieces and nephews. After attending the Culinary Institute of America, he joined his father, mother and brother at Lobitz Catering Service and this became his lifelong vocation. Many people will remember chatting with him at Friday night dances, at the carving station at the Friday night buffet or sharing a cup of coffee in the Hawaiian Room. It would be impossible to estimate the number of people whose lives he touched by catering their weddings, funerals, showers, banquets and holiday parties. Stan was a true, generous and loyal friend to many, once he called you friend, you were a friend for life. Many of his dearest friends knew him from his great passion: cars. He loved all cars, beginning all those years ago with drag racing at the Forty Fort Airport and local hot rod clubs and finally with the world of Open Wheel Racing, which is where his heart belonged. His support of the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing and the American Racing Drivers Club and his expansive collection of cars and racing memorabilia were among his proudest accomplishments. He was fond of saying, There ain't nothing I USED to own. Even more impressive was his vast knowledge of the sport's history, which he was always happy to share. Junior taught us much, both by word and example. He showed us that there is nothing you can't do if you set your mind to it. He could build or make anything with his hands, and in fact, was instrumental in designing and building Lobitz's from a one room milk bar, into a vast 2,000 person banquet facility, including the Safari, Mexican, Hawaiian, International and Fountain rooms. He could repair or restore anything, he could solve any problem. He never said no to a friend in need. His help came swiftly and without judgment; no matter what you dreamt up, he could make it possible. He would try anything once, and loved an adventure, near or far. He was always at the ready to hop into his trusty black Suburban and hit the road. He loved companionship and being surrounded by people. He was a consummate storyteller; and had a sly, irreverent sense of humor. He loved talking on the phone with his friends from across the world. He was quick to laugh, but was also quick to weep. He loved the simple pleasures, such as sharing a good meal, or having a smoke. He appreciated talent in all of its forms - from works of art to the simple beauty of nature. In his younger days, he and his father would often show up at home with a new animal to add to the menagerie; from countless dogs, to a baby geese, peacocks, horses, a wild boar, a rattlesnake and even a jaguar cub. He was in all ways larger than life. Whether you knew him as Mr. Lobitz, Stanley, Stan or Stashu or Junior or Jun or Dad or Bumpy or uncle or maybe even the Polish Prince of Auto Racing, he was likely to have made a significant impact on you due to his large and commanding presence. Many people have reached out to express their own sense of loss at his death, remembering his mentorship, his friendship, his sense of humor, and generosity. Our grief is shared by many, and Stanley Lobitz would have loved knowing how much he is loved and missed. He struggled to leave this life, because he took such pleasure in living it.

 

WILMOT RACEWAY ANNOUNCES “TENTATIVE” 2021 SCHEDULE
With the Daytona 500 fast approaching, it means the 2021 race season at the Kenosha County Fair’s Wilmot Raceway is coming fast too. In saying that, we are proud to announce our “TENTATIVE” 2021 schedule. Wilmot Raceway has a lot of big events jammed into just over four months, and we have done our best to bring as many big events, featuring both national and regional racing series, to our wide third-mile as well as hosting some of the best local racers in the country, providing a wide variety of racing entertainment for our fans, sponsors, and racers. There is a lot of demand from various series, and different classes that want to race at Wilmot.
Wilmot has long been known as the home of Wisconsin sprint car racing, and Wilmot again hosts more 410 winged “outlaw”sprint car races than any other Wisconsin venue, hosting the World of Outlaws, the Bumper To Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints on 4 occasions, and a co-sanctioned race with the Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions and Wisconsin’s sprint tour, the IRA. No other Wisconsin track has both the World of Outlaws and All Stars.
Wilmot Raceway is also the long-time home of 1000cc winged Lightning Sprint racing, (formerly known as Mini Sprints), and the IRA Lightning Sprints are the only group of its kind in Wisconsin and they’ll be appearing 12 times.
In recent years, IRA in conjunction with Wilmot Raceway developed the AutoMeter Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints, and the growth of that idea has become one of the biggest success stories in the short track racing industry in recent years, and the class has become the staple of Wilmot, being on the schedule on all but one date.
New on the Sprint Car side this year will be an appearance by the winged MSA 360 Sprints, and while the group hasn’t been to Wilmot in several years, they hope to bring their large car count south, here to Wilmot, on a more annual basis.
The Modifiedsare a big part of Wilmot Raceway. The “Mods” are on the schedule all but three nights, providing fans some of the fiercest racing upfront they will find anywhere, and Wilmot is proud to have them as a weekly fixture.
Wilmot Street Stocks race under the “United” rules package and Wilmot grown teams have proven to be some of the fastest in the state. The Bandit class grew substantially last year, providing some great racing, and bringing fun to the track each appearance. Both classes play a significant role again at Wilmot in 2021.
A pair of big Dirt King Late Model events are slated, and Wilmot is proud to host two of their most prestigious events, the Jim “Wildman’ Watson event has become an annual event in September, and now the Dirt Kings “big” Diamond 43 will be contested at Wilmot for the first time too.
The mighty Badger Midgets will return for their annual Harry Turner Classic, and combining them this year with the wingLESS class should create an outstanding open wheel event.
While Wilmot Raceway is known as a Saturday night track, please pay close attention to the schedule as there are some exceptions, including a few Friday’s, a Sunday, and the Tuesday night Fireworks race that proved to be such a success last year.
Other Motorsport events happen at Wilmot Raceway too, such as Monster Trucks, and annual County Fair Truck & Tractor Pulls, Combine Demo, and Demolition Derby. Look for other announcements regarding these special events.
Wilmot Raceway will be announcing a date soon to honor those who accomplished so much in 2020, so please stay tuned….
We have plans to have practices in April, as soon as weather allows. Tech will be open several days, rain or shine in April, as all cars must go through a safety inspection prior to turning a lap, so it’s certainly advantageous to take advantage of those times.
It’s still January, so things are subject to change a little, so please remember that while we hope this schedule is accurate as possible, it is “tentative.”

 

Bethany Speedway Dirt Track 2021

When Bethany Speedway reopened in 2018 there were a lot of questions as to how long it would last and what would happen. Several drivers commented that if the track made it they would consider switching over to run under the IMCA rule package. Well, it's three years later and Bethany Speedway is looking at its fourth straight season in 2021. The first three seasons have seen growing numbers each year in the grandstands and pits. In 2020, car counts were so big at times that the track recorded two of its three biggest car counts ever, including the Northwest Missouri State Fair that has been sold out the last three times. Drivers from all over the country have raced at Bethany in the three years since reopening, states like, California, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Colorado, Texas, New Mexico and even a driver from Canada. Drivers as young as 13 years old have raced, along with veterans and retired drivers who haven't raced there since the 1990's who came out of retirement.

2021 will see the same five regular classes as 2020, which will include, IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Sportmod, Mo-Kan Pure Stock and the Mo-Kan Emod classes. There will also be two appearances by the URSS Wing Sprints and two appearances by the USAC Non Wing Sprints.

There are currently 10 race dates on the schedule. 2021 is looking to be another successful season at Bethany Speedway.

Schedule:

May 15-Regular 5 classes

June 5-URSS Sprint Cars, USAC Non Wing Sprints, Sportmod, Pure Stock, Emod

June 26-Regular 5 classes

July 10-Regular 5 classes

July 24-URSS Wing Sprints, Modified, Stock Cars and Emod

Aug7-Regular 5 classes

Aug 21-Regular 5 classes

September 5-Northwest Missouri State Fair-USAC Non Wing Sprints, Modified, Stock Cars, Sportmod

September 6-Bmod/Sportmod, Pure Stock, Emod

September 25-Chapionship Night-Regular 5 classes

 

 

Champion Classic & Muscle 15w-50 Motor Oil is a Top-Tier Choice for Vintage Cars and Trucks

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These benefits are directly linked to Champion’s premium base stock and ZDDP anti-wear protection package, which contains a unique balance of chemistry including high levels of zinc and phosphorus. The full synthetic formula provides lower coefficient of friction than conventional or synthetic blend motor oils. Plus offers film strength and viscosity stability of thicker mono-grades at higher temperatures with less drag, provides upper cylinder anti-wear protection, and reduces operating temperature. https://www.championbrands.com/classic-muscle-15w-50-full-synthetic-motor-oil/

In addition, the Champion 15w-50 Classic and Muscle Motor Oil is specially formulated utilizing exclusive TVS® (Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer) technology. This proprietary technology delivers unmatched film strength at high temperature, better piston ring seal for maximum compression, and increases the foot-pounds of torque in most engines.

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“This is not a problem in late model engines using roller lifters and newer camshafts because they do not need the anti-scuffing additive packages to protect the sliding action of flat tappet camshaft and lifter surfaces,” said Dedolph. “The main anti-wear additive in Champion’s Classic and Muscle Motor Oil is Zinc dialkyldithiophosphates (ZDDP). There are other anti-wear additives but Zinc is maybe the most well-known oil additives found in any “purpose-built” oil. In much the same way that aspirin cures many ailments, ZDDPs provide many benefits to lubricating oils, especially engine oils”.

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McFadden Dominates Sprintcar Super Series

They say the cream rises to the top and James McFadden again proved to be the man to beat at Whyalla in South Australia on Saturday night as the curtain came down on the 2021 Speedway Australia Super Series.

The Whyalla round also doubled as the South Australian Sprintcar Title with McFadden adding that crown to his long list of achievements after he led home Matt Egel and Daniel Pestka who also enjoyed a strong showing throughout the Super Series.

For multi-time World Series Sprintcars Champion McFadden, the South Australia and Victorian Super Series proved fruitful, with the six completed rounds garnishing the Monte Motorsports Team four feature race wins at four different venues.

Avalon Raceway in Round 1 set the scene for McFadden as he claimed the President’s Cup before he had to settle for a 12th place run in Borderline Speedway’s King Challenge which was eventually taken out in fine style by Lachie McHugh.

The opening night of Premier Speedway’s Fifty for 50 Weekend saw McFadden bank another bounty of series points with his fourth place run as McHugh made it back-to-back visits to Victory Lane.

Night two and with $15,000.00 on the line, there was to be no stopping McFadden as he returned to Sungold Stadium’s Victory Lane one year after claiming his most recent Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic win.

Unfortunately for the hard-working team at Tolmer Speedway in Bordertown, Mother Nature didn’t want to play on Monday January 25th, forcing round five of the series to be cancelled.

With two rounds to run, it was McFadden leading the points battle, while Daniel Pestka, Matt Egel, Marcus Dumesny and Jessie Attard all remained in the chase for Super Series honors.

At Murray Bridge, McFadden just did enough to again bank the points from an A-Main win, with Pestka in second and Egel third, making sure that the 2019 Knoxville 360 Nationals Champion didn’t get it all his own way!

The final points standings for the series were as follows:

1st: W17 James McFadden 900 points ($10,000). 2nd: S27 Daniel Pestka 828 points ($5,000). 3rd: N47 Marcus Dumesny 804 points ($2,500). 4th: S52 Matt Egel 802 points ($1,500). 5th: N53 Jessie Attard 748 points ($1,000). 6th: NQ7 Lachlan McHugh 672 points. 7th: T22 Jock Goodyer 662 points. 8th: S97 David Murcott 644 points. 9th: S19 Brad Keller 630 points. 10th: S63 Ryan Jones 610 points.

 

 

Aaron Reutzel

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (January 29, 2021) – It is a new year with a new team for Aaron Reutzel.

But if last weekend’s Wild Wing Shootout at San Tan Valley’s Arizona Speedway is any indication, the three-time and reigning All Star Circuit of Champions titlist will be a force to be reckoned with as he embarks upon his initial World of Outlaws season at next week’s DIRTCar Nationals at Florida’s Volusia Park Speedway.

Reutzel and the Roth Motorsports No. 83 Sprint Car team get one more weekend of dialing it in with the All Stars opening pair of events at Georgia’s Screven Motor Speedway on Friday and Saturday.

After three top-tens in Arizona, this weekend marks Reutzel’s first appearance at the Georgia clay oval.

“We still have a few things we need to work on,” Reutzel explains. “We were good early each night in Arizona, we just have to make a few adjustments with a full fuel load.”

Reutzel and the Roth Motorsports team were indeed fast at the “Wild Wing Shootout”, timing in third-quickest in the Friday opener and then second-quickest each of the next two days and just one-thousandth of a second off of Sunday’s quick time.

“I can’t thank Dennis and Teresa enough, they have given us a great opportunity and everything we need to go to the track and be successful,” Reutzel comments. “We’ve changed engines, but everything else with the car is the same that I’ve been running, so I feel right at home with the car.”

Reutzel raced his way into the redraw during all three Wild Wing Shootout nights, drawing the front row outside on Friday before pulling the third row outside on both Saturday and Sunday.

Reutzel contended in each event, posting a fourth-place finish on Friday night before finishes of seventh on Saturday and eighth on Sunday.

“We were good early, but struggled some at the end,” Reutzel sums up. “That’s something we’ll work on this weekend.”

Reutzel’s first full weekend aboard the Roth Motorsports No. 83 Sprint Car came on the heels of another strong Chili Bowl Nationals outing aboard the Chad Boat Industries No. 87 Midget with the Texas native turning in an eighth-place preliminary outing on Friday, January 15, to lock into a Saturday night “B” Main among the 309-car field. A flat right front tire ended his run for a second consecutive Chili Bowl main event start.

“Chad gave me a great car again, I was just hoping to catch a caution so we could change that tire but it didn’t work out,” Reutzel says.

Reutzel gets another weekend of getting the Roth Motorsports No. 83 dialed in at this weekend’s All Star Circuit of Champions events in Georgia.

2021 Quick Stats: 4 races, 1 top-five, 4 top-tens.

Next Up: All Star Circuit of Champions at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania on Friday and Saturday. Those unable to attend can watch live on www.floracing.com.

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.

 

 

SLS Promotions & Hans Lein to Operate Angell Park Speedway in 2021


SUN PRAIRIE, Wisc. — January 29, 2021 — SLS Promotions and Hans Lein have reached an agreement with the Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department to operate the historic Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisc.

Lein, who has been attending races at Angell Park Speedway since he was a child in the 1960s, has been involved at the track over the years as a driver, crew chief and car owner. Lars Lein, his father, was the 1971 Badger Midget champion and competed at Angell Park Speedway for a couple of decades.

“I’ve always loved Angell Park Speedway and am really excited for this opportunity,” said Lein. “We want to bring back the friendship and camaraderie that helped make the track what it was and show that to a new generation. When the gates are open, we want people to know they are welcome and that the track is the place to be on a Sunday night.”

Angell Park Speedway is owned by the Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department on land which was originally donated by Colonel William Angell to the Department in 1903. Erin Yeargin from the Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department serves as the current General Manager of the track.

“We at Angell Park Speedway are very excited for this new partnership starting in 2021,” said Yeargin. “After the devastating season of 2020 we are looking forward to new beginnings with a great group of individuals. Their roots and history at Angell Park run deep. SLS Promotions along with Hans Lein have a proven track record of honesty and integrity and we are honored to have them on our team.”

The tentative 2021 schedule has 10 dates, with the opener set for Sunday, May 16. The Badger Midget Racing Association (BMARA), who has longed called the track home, will be a part of each and every night of racing. Badger has sanctioned midget racing at Angell Park Speedway since 1946. The tradition of Sunday night midget racing at Angell Park began in 1948 when lights were installed at the track for the first time.

“Angell Park is my favorite track and I grew up there going to the races,” said Quinn McCabe, President of Badger Midget Auto Racing Association. “We are just thankful and glad to get back to racing this year, after last year being a wash due to COVID. To be back up and running will bring a sense of normalcy back for the racers and fans.”

On the winged sprint car front, the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series will make two visits to Angell Park Speedway this season, including an event during the annual Corn Festival. The Midwest Sprint Car Association (MSA) will hit the track twice at Sun Prairie this year. The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions will also make a stop at Angell Park this season.

The AutoMeter Wisconsin wingLESS Sprint Series will compete at Sun Prairie on five occasions this coming season. Wisconsin Dirt Legends, which compete weekly at the nearby Beaver Dam Raceway, will visit Angell Park seven times this season.

The famed Pepsi Nationals will cap the season for Angell Park Speedway on its traditional Labor Day weekend date, with the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series on hand as well as the Badger Midgets and the Wisconsin wingLESS Sprint Series.

For more information on Angell Park Speedway, visit www.AngellParkSpeedway.net.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC & Angell Park Speedway

 

 

Payout for THE SHOWDOWN Released as More Than $600,000 is Up for Grabs at Huset's Speedway and Jackson Motorplex June 20-26

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (Jan. 29, 2021) - Anticipation continues to build for one of the biggest weeks of sprint car racing, which is less than five months away.

The payouts for THE SHOWDOWN have just been released and more than $600,000 is on the line, including a staggering $180,000 if a driver can win the final night of the Huset's 50 and the AGCO Jackson Nationals.

THE SHOWDOWN runs from June 20-26 and is split between Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., and Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. The kickoff on June 20 at Huset's Speedway is a $6,000-to-win 410ci winged sprint car event tabbed the Chuck Zitterich Tribute. It will be a full-points show for the regular classes at the high-banked oval.

The following five races are sanctioned by the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. The inaugural Huset's 50 runs June 21-22. Teams will then have a day off and can travel a little more than an hour east along I-90 before arriving at Jackson Motorplex, which hosts the 43 rd annual AGCO Jackson Nationals June 24-26.

All World of Outlaws main events throughout THE SHOWDOWN pay $1,000 to start. The preliminary nights during the Huset's 50 and AGCO Jackson Nationals each pay $10,000 to win. The winner during the Huset's 50 finale will receive $30,000 and the AGCO Jackson Nationals champion earns $50,000. A $100,000 bonus is on the line for any competitor who sweeps both finales, giving one driver the opportunity to cash in a stout $180,000.

Pre-registration is required by the teams and can be done at either http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com or http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com . There is no charge if teams pre-register prior to June 1. The complete payout throughout THE SHOWDOWN is listed on both websites.

Race tickets are also on sale by visiting the Huset's Speedway and Jackson Motorplex websites.

Fans can look forward to a hauler parade on Wednesday, June 23, throughout downtown Jackson followed by the Fan Fest at the track. There will be live music from HickTown Mafia. Additional entertainment throughout the week will be announced during the coming months.

JACKSON MOTORPLEX MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through September with Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores 410 winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars, RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com

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

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

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

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs.

 

 



"Badger Midgets Announce Expansive 27 Race Schedule for 2021"

January 28, 2021- Sun Prairie, WI-- The Badger Midget Auto Racing Association released an expansive upper Midwest schedule, today, incorporating nine different race tracks in four different states. In all, a total of 27 events are set to take place creating one of the largest schedules in recent Badger Midget Series history.

The series will christen the 2021 season at the famous ¼ mile bullring of LaSalle Speedway, in LaSalle, Illinois on Sunday, April 11 in conjunction with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series. It will end its season at the newly added and lightning-quick ¼ mile Shadyhill Speedway located in Northwestern Indiana just outside Medaryville.

The heart of the season will be anchored by two traditional Badger Midget series staples, one a more recent tradition and the other a long-standing 75-year cornerstone. The Sycamore Speedway in Maple Park, Illinois, now a multi-race supporter since 2016, will host seven events highlighted by the 2nd annual Franklin B Alexander Memorial race on Saturday, September 4.

The Angell Park Speedway, hosting races since 1946, will open its season on Sunday, May 16 with a rain date of Sunday, May 23. It will close 2021 with the 39th annual Pepsi Midget Nationals now back to its traditional Labor Day weekend date on Sunday, September 5 with a rain date of Monday, September 6. Other traditional APS events will include the highly anticipated 4th of July Special and the Sun Prairie Corn Festival on Sunday, August 22. The 1/3 mile high-speed clay oval will host a total of 10 events in 2021 and along with the Badger Midgets will feature the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Cars, Autometer WingLESS Sprint Cars, Midwest Sprint Car Association, and the Wisconsin Dirt Legend Cars.

Returning to the 2021 schedule will be the popular Wisconsin venues of Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, July 3, the iconic ‘Salute to Harry Turner’ event at Wilmot Raceway on Saturday, August 28, and the Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, July 31 and September 11.

The State of Iowa will host the Badger Midget Series for the first time since 2016 with two events located near the Mississippi River Valley. The Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway in Dubuque, IA will host the second race of the season on Sunday, May 2. The Davenport Speedway, located in the hometown of legendary midget racers and former Badger Midget competitors Mel and Don Kenyon, will host a midget race for the first time in decades on Friday, May 21.

Events for Friday, July 16, and Saturday, July 17 are currently listed as ‘to be announced’ and will be clarified in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to the Badger Midget Series website at www.bmara.com and the series Facebook page for upcoming series announcements.

2021 Badger Midget Schedule

Sunday, April 11 - LaSalle Speedway - LaSalle, IL
Sunday, April 18 - (LaSalle Rain Date)
Sunday, May 2 - Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway - Dubuque, IA
Sunday, May 16 - Angell Park Speedway - Sun Prairie, WI
Friday, May 21 - Davenport Speedway - Davenport, IA
Sunday, May 23 - (Angell Park Speedway Rain Date)
Saturday, June 5 - Sycamore Speedway - Sycamore, IL
Sunday, June 6 - Angell Park Speedway - Sun Prairie, WI
Sunday, June 13 - Angell Park Speedway - Sun Prairie, WI
Saturday, June 19 - Sycamore Speedway - Sycamore, IL
Sunday, June 27 - Angell Park Speedway - Sun Prairie, WI
Saturday, July 3 - Beaver Dam Raceway - Beaver Dam, WI
Sunday, July 4 - Angell Park Speedway - Sun Prairie, WI
Saturday, July 10 - Sycamore Speedway - Sycamore, IL
Friday, July 16 - TBA
Saturday, July 17 - TBA
Sunday, July 18 - Angell Park Speedway - Sun Prairie, WI
Saturday, July 24 - Sycamore Speedway - Sycamore, IL
Sunday, July 25 - Angell Park Speedway - Sun Prairie, WI
Saturday, July 31 - Plymouth Dirt Track - Plymouth, WI
Saturday, August 7 - Sycamore Speedway - Sycamore, IL
Sunday, August 8 - Angell Park Speedway - Sun Prairie, WI
Saturday, August 21 - Sycamore Speedway - Sycamore, IL
Sunday, August 22 - Angell Park Speedway - Sun Prairie, WI
Saturday, August 28 - Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI
Saturday, September 4 - Sycamore Speedway - Sycamore, IL
Sunday, September 5 - Angell Park Speedway - Sun Prairie, WI
Monday, September 6 - (Angell Park Speedway Rain Date)
Saturday, September 11 - Plymouth Dirt Track - Plymouth, WI
Saturday, September 18 - Shadyhill Speedway - Medaryville, IN

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

PA Sprint Series Honors Champion Bard, Other Top Performers at 2020 Banquet

The PA Sprint Series found a way to hold its 2020 awards banquet – just as it had been able to race 28 times last year despite COVID-19 restrictions and concerns – and it honored 2020 Champion Garrett Bard and other top finishers from that against-the-odds successful season.

Bard, the Wells Tannery driver, also won the IMCA/RaceSaver National Championship, the Pennsylvania State RaceSaver championship, and the division title at four tracks the series frequents. Because the IMCA/RaceSaver national banquet was cancelled last year, PASS attempted to have IMCA VP of Operations Jim Stannard connect via Zoom to congratulate Bard, but technical gremlins interfered.

Also honored in person were the other drivers finishing in the top five in the 2020 PASS standings: Doug Dodson of Middletown (2nd), Ken Duke Jr. of Selinsgrove (3rd), Landon Price of Fleetwood (4th) and John Walp of Wapwallopen (5th). Duke was the 2019 PASS Champion and also claimed the national IMCA/RaceSaver title, the first driver from Pennsylvania to accomplish that feat.

Veteran PASS racer Erin Statler of Carlisle also was on hand to receive her 12th-place finish plaque, and Dustin Young of Danville received the Rookie-of-the-Year award in person. Drivers Johnny Scarborough of Bomoseen, Vt. (6th), Domenic Melair of Warrington (7th and Most Improved Driver) and Devin Adams of Lebanon (13th) also joined the banquet via Zoom.

Also finishing in the top 15 were Larry McVay of Bordentown, N.J. (8th), Jake Frye of Lewistown (9th), Derek Hauck of Allenwood (10th), Kassidy Kreitz of Sinking Spring (11th), Nick Sweigart of Myerstown (14th) and Kruz Kepner of Kreamer (15th).

The banquet was held January 23 at the Mechanicsburg Club, which afforded enough space to socially distance tables.

The 2021 PASS season is scheduled to begin on Friday, March 26, with a race at Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway, co-sanctioned with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series. Racing moves to Lincoln Speedway the next night. Nearly 50 races fill the 2021 schedule.

PASS was one of the earliest members of the RaceSaver Sprint movement, which seeks to provide sprint car rules that make the sport both affordable to participants and exciting to fans. It held its first season of racing in 1999. Approximately 750 teams compete in RaceSaver events nationally, and more than 100 of them took part in at least one PASS race last year.

The latest news, plus more information about PASS’s schedule, drivers, and history, can be found at www.pasprintseries.com or the PA Sprint Series Facebook page.


 

 

Lubbock Wrecker Service 305 Sprint Car Nationals Shifts to I-70 Motorsports Park in 2021!

Lonnie Wheatley, ODESSA, Mo. (January 26, 2021) – The Lubbock Wrecker Service 305 Sprint Car Nationals has found a new home for 2021.

After four years at Dodge City, the ever-increasingly popular event will now take place at Odessa, Missouri’s I-70 Motorsports Park.

Contested under the United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS) banner, the I-70 Motorsports Park Sprint Car Nationals presented by Lubbock Wrecker Service will take place on September 23-25.

Two complete nights of racing action on Thursday and Friday, September 23-24, will set the stage for Saturday’s September 25 championship finale that will offer up $3,000 to the winner.

Colorado’s Jake Bubak has topped the last two editions of the Lubbock Wrecker Service 305 Sprint Car Nationals, making a late move in last August’s event to take the win ahead of Jason Martin and Zach Blurton after sweeping through the 2019 edition to pocket more than $6,000 including preliminary night winnings and lap money over the three-day weekend.

Bubak’s pair of wins came after Kevin Ramey topped the inaugural version of the event in 2017 and then Fairview, Oklahoma’s Jake Martens pocketed $4,040 including lap money by fending off a last-lap slider from Bubak and then beating Chad Koch to the stripe in the 2018 finale.

Additional event and entry information will be available soon as details are finalized.

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

I-70 Motorsports Park is located east of Kansas City off Exit 41 near Odessa, MO. For more information, contact track manager Tommie Estes, Jr., at 405-238-8485 or check www.i70motorsportspark.com.

 

 

South West Conveyancing 49th Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Dates Set

The Premier Speedway Club Warrnambool intends to conduct the 49th running of the South West Conveyancing in January 2022, after having been forced to postpone the event due to the impact of COVID-19 in 2021.

The Club’s Board and Management will continue to monitor the COVID situation throughout the remainder of the Premier Speedway Club’s current season and into the off-season as a general loosening of restrictions with regards to crowd numbers and travel will play a key part in the viability of holding an event of the Classic’s size and magnitude.

Premier Speedway remains hopeful that all facets of the Classic will be able to return in January 2022 with key elements of the weekend including the Classic Breakfast and the Fan Appreciation Day earmarked for return.

In fairness to our visiting race teams and the fans that converge on Premier Speedway each-and-every year for the Classic festivities, we would like to announce our dates so that those wishing to attend can make provision for accommodation bookings and the like well ahead of time.

Please be mindful that we do need to remain diligent in staying safe and adhering to the guidelines we have in place, so please check that your accommodation providers have a cancellation policy should further outbreaks, or a reluctance from the Government to ease restrictions have an impact on the staging of the South West Conveyancing 49th Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

The Dates for the event are:

Friday January 21, 2022 – South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Night One.

Saturday January 22, 2022 – South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Night Two.

Sunday January 23, 2022 – South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Night Three.

Please continue to monitor the Premier Speedway website and Social Medica Pages for further updates.

Patrons are advised that ticket sales will not commence until late October to coincide with the start of the 2021-22 season and to allow for confirmation that the Classic can proceed unimpeded.

 

 

Smiley's Swap Meet

ATTENTION RACERS: The time is NOW! Get your used and unneeded parts and race cars shined up and turn them into CASH at *THIS SATURDAY'S* Smiley's Swap Meet! PLUS the Smiley's Pre-Season SALE Fires Up THU. JAN. 28 - SAT. JAN. 30 at the Mesquite flagship location! Free Lunch Saturday!

Smiley's Racing Products LARGEST ANNUAL EVENT - Pre-Season Sale & Swap Meet Same Day! Smiley’s Racing Products combined the Pre-Season Sale and Annual Swap Meet for ONE SUPER SATURDAY! It’s their Biggest Annual Event!! They are offering “deep discounts” to help customers “gear up” for the 2021 racing season. Almost Everything is on Sale! Follow On Facebook (link above) … For Video Event Updates! Join us on Facebook for up-to-date Event Details and more on Product Giveaways!

Annual Swap Meet: The Smiley's Racing Products Annual Swap Meet is scheduled for Saturday, January 30th, 2021 in the Mesquite, TX Store Parking Area. Gates will open at 7:00 am and close at 2:00 pm. Swap Space is available for $40.00 each on a first come, first serve basis. From parts and pieces to complete race cars, it’s a great time for race teams to clear out inventory no longer needed and to pick up those needed parts. This annual event draws a big crowd, so plan to get there early to shop, swap, or sell and get the best deals! FREE Lunch! Saturday, January 30th a FREE Lunch will be provided. We will have hot dogs outside and tacos inside!

HOOSIER TIRE SOUTHWEST Deal of the Year! • 10% OFF all Hoosier Tires (In Stores Only) • FREE Shipping on ALL Hoosier Tires (Web Orders Only) • $15 Oversized Fee on extra-large Drag Slicks and Sprint Rears Offer is valid on Ground shipping to Continental U.S. Only. All Drag, Road Racing, Pro Street, ATV/Kart and Motocross tires can be shipped to any state in the Continental U.S. Hoosier Tire Distributor policy only allows us to ship Oval Track Dirt and Oval Track Asphalt tires to states in our Region – TX, OK, LA, AR, or NM. Mark Your Calendars!

5 Day Only Website Sale Thursday, January 28, 2021 thru Monday, February 1, 2021 www.smileysracing.com 1-866-959-7223 3 Day Only Mesquite, TX Store Sale Thursday, January 28, 2021 … 9am - 6pm Friday, January 29, 2021 … 9am - 4pm Saturday, January 30, 2021 … 9am - 2pm 103 Gross Road Mesquite, TX 75149 (972) 289-7223

SALE EVENT Highlights – Mesquite, TX Store ONLY • 30% OFF all SRP Fittings and 20% OFF most SRP Products • Up to 25% OFF Everything Else • FREE Shipping PLUS FREE Gift Cards on web orders of Helmets, Suits, and Shoes from Alpinestars, Bell, K1 Race Gear, Roux, and Simpson • GET FREE SHIPPING on orders over $99 PLUS the Sale Discounts • FREE SHIPPING exclusions may apply to oversized items, but are not limited to, tires, jacks, seats, fuel jugs, bumpers, rear ends, transmissions, batteries, fuel cells, leaf springs, large Pit Pal items, top wings and trees, nerfs, and hoods

10% OFF SALE at All Other Smiley’s Store Locations Friday, February 5, 2021 … 9am - 4pm Saturday, February 6, 2021 … 9am - 2pm • 10% OFF Almost Everything – 2 DAYS ONLY

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Let’s Stay Safe! Safety first! Let’s follow safety guidelines … wear your masks and social distance. We look forward to seeing you THIS WEEKEND – and if you can’t make it in person, click www.SmileysRacing.com to grab some great deals on all the hardcore parts you need for the 2021 racing season, it’s just around the corner!

 

 

Placerville Speedway to implement Pit Pay during 2021 season

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – January 27, 2021…Russell Motorsports Inc. is pleased to announce that Placerville Speedway will utilize the Pit Pay Mobile Pit Pass App this season to help streamline the sign in process for teams and attendees upon arrival at the pit booth.

Pit Pay provides its users – racers, crew members and other attendees – with a simple, hassle-free experience in the app and at the track. Pit Pay users can quickly and easily purchase pit passes in advance using the app.

“We are thrilled to have Placerville Speedway join the Pit Pay family this season,” said Frank Bolter, founder of Pit Pay. “We are passionate about improving the experience for both competitors and event attendees. Pit Pay implements a contactless waiver signature and payment system for pit entry and helps minimize lines, which is more critical than ever in the current environment. Placerville will be the first track in California to utilize our technology, so we are looking forward to working with them and improving the experience for their participants.”

The Pit Pay app organizes and simplifies the sign-in process, helping tracks get their participants into the pits quickly and efficiently, even at the largest events.

Once they arrive at the track, users proceed directly to the dedicated Pit Pay check-in area, present the mobile pit pass on their device and receive their armband or credential, saving valuable time standing in line, signing waivers and exchanging cash. The Pit Pay app safely and securely stores credit card information and users’ favorite tracks and series to make purchasing a pit pass as simple as a few clicks on their mobile devices.

The Pit Pay Pit Pass App was recently prominently displayed on Rico Abreu’s car during the annual Chili Bowl Nationals in Oklahoma. Abreu, a two-time Chili Bowl champion, spoke about the Placerville Speedway utilizing Pit Pay this season.

“Pit Pay is definitely the wave of the future,” said Abreu. "I’m excited that a track in my home state is jumping on board with it, and the fact Scott and Kami recognize the benefits of this new technology is a wonderful thing.”

To use Pit Pay, participants will download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play and create a profile. They can then purchase passes for Placerville Speedway events, signing all waivers electronically. At the track, they’ll simply proceed to the Pit Pay Priority Line, show their mobile pit pass, and get an armband. The COVID release form will also be available on the app, eliminating the need to print it out for each event.

Those without smart phones can still pay and sign in the traditional way when they arrive at the speedway.

“We are always looking for ways to improve and as technology advances, we’ll continue to evolve, grow and learn,” stated Placerville Speedway Promoter Kami Arnold. “Pit Pay checks all the boxes we need to move forward with a more streamlined process, so we’re excited to offer it to our teams and attendees.”

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com

Join over 13,800 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2020 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway. In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for sponsorship opportunities at the office.

 

 

 

TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY DIRT TRACK ROARS TO LIFE IN 2021
WITH AN UNPRECEDENTED 18-DATE SCHEDULE CAPPED BY A
$50,000-TO-WIN SUPER LATE MODEL CROWN JEWEL

FORT WORTH, Texas (January 27, 2021) – Texas Motor Speedway has reached agreement with motorsports promotor X.CELERATED of Silver Bay, Minn.-based for 18 nights of sprint car, Super Late Model and Modified racing in 2021 at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

The exciting schedule includes The Revival in February for Modified cars, a NASCAR All-Star Race sprint car companion event in June, a Monday night summer series, and a $50,000-to-win Super Late Model extravaganza in September.

“The Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track is an incredible opportunity” stated X.CELERATED CEO Barry Braun. “Dirt track racers, teams, and fans love this facility and yearn to race at this mecca. We believe our commitment to a robust schedule with grassroots sensibilities and customer service will help this place thrive.”

X.CELERATED, which revitalized the Duel in the Desert at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in November 2020 and launched the upcoming March 15-20 Bristol Dirt Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway, has committed to a multi-year strategic business agreement with the half-mile Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

“The Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track has hosted some of the best dirt racing in Texas since the first race in 2000 so we’re proud to be working with Barry Braun and everyone at X.CELERATED to bring local fans a full schedule of competition in 2021,” said Texas Motor Speedway President and General Manager Eddie Gossage.

The 2021 schedule kicks off Feb. 18-20 with “The Revival”. Open (Outlaw) Modifieds, Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Hornets, and Eco Mods will race with complete shows on Friday and Saturday. Tickets go on sale Feb. 1 at https://racexr.com/. Additional information, including entry and parking, will be released at that time.

The Dirt Track will fire off NASCAR All-Star Weekend with the All Star Sprint Car Showdown, June 10-11, featuring the Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series and supporting classes.

A major commitment for local racers will be take place from June through August with the Texas Monday Series. Working as a good neighbor by not booking on top of local schedules, the Texas Monday Series seeks to highlight the best of the area with an aggressive production and unprecedented promotion of the series racers. Open Modifieds, Limited Modifieds, and Factory Stocks will be the regulars highlighted with a once-a-month invitational class. The dates for the Texas Monday Series are June 21, 28, July 5, 19, 26, and August 9, 16, and 23.

The 2021 schedule will conclude with a bang as the Texas Dirt Nationals, scheduled for September 13-18, 2021, rock the Fort Worth facility featuring a number of grassroots classes and capped by a $50,000-to-WIN Super Late Model crown jewel event on September 18, 2021.

Information on these events will be released in the coming weeks via texasdirttrack.com and facebook.com/texasdirttrack.

All of the X.CELERATED promoted events from the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track will be streamed on raceXR.com and the raceXR Apps, available on a number of devices, under the Monthly + Subscription.

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Gas City I-69 Speedway’s 2021 Schedule

Offers Something for Everyone

GAS CITY, Ind., Jan. 27 – From sprint cars, modifieds, street stocks and hornets to monster trucks, tractors and everything in between, a jam-packed, 21-event schedule is set for Gas City I-69 Speedway’s 2021 season.

It begins with an open “test and tune” on Saturday, April 24, with racing action kicking off on Friday night, May 7 and concluding Saturday, Oct. 23.

Anchoring the weekly schedule will be non-wing sprint cars, UMP-style modifieds, street stocks and hornets.

In addition to releasing the schedule, promoter Jerry Gappens announced he has extended his lease with track owner Jack Himelick. This will be Gappens’ fourth season overseeing the operation of the popular quarter-mile clay oval.

The exciting open-wheel racing of the United States Auto Club (USAC) will invade Gas City three nights this season, featuring two USAC AMSOIL national sprint car series and two USAC NOS Energy Drink national midget series events. Gas City’s USAC Indiana Midget Week date is scheduled for Friday night, June 11. USAC Indiana Sprint Week returns to Gas City for its opener on Friday night, July 23.

For the second consecutive year the USAC AMSOIL national sprint car series and USAC NOS Energy Drink national midget series will combine for a big doubleheader on Thursday night, Sept. 23 for the fourth annual James Dean Classic.

Other sanctioned sprint car races include the popular Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) sprint cars on Friday, May 14, featuring $2,000 to win and $300 to start in non-wing sprint action. Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions winged sprint cars make a stop on Saturday night, May 22.

Double Down, the biggest non-sanctioned non-wing sprint car event in the region, takes place Friday night, Aug. 20. A big field is expected to vie for a $20,000 purse in twin 21-lap features.

Additional midget racing will also be well represented at Gas City this season. The speedway will host three USAC Midget Cup Series dates, which feature open midgets, USAC Midwest Thunder SpeeD2 midgets, and 1,000cc mini-sprints. Races are set for May 7, July 9 and Oct. 22.

USAC Midwest Thunder SpeeD2 midgets will compete in five “stand-alone” events (June 4, June 25, July 30, Aug. 6 and Sept. 3), and Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions TQ midgets join the All Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars on May 22.

The second annual Gas City Power Pull, which is sanctioned by the Indiana Pulling League, is set for Saturday night, Sept. 18. The pull features various classes of trucks and tractors.

On Aug. 14 the popular “Night of Destruction, Thrills and Chills” will feature monster trucks, school bus races, a mini-van demo derby, a rollover contest, trailer races, a hornet feature and more.

The season concludes with the third annual Fall Festival of Speed, which will feature seven divisions of racing on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22-23. This event has grown to include the inaugural Non-Wing Nationals for sprint cars in 2021.

“It’s a diverse menu of great racing to satisfy almost every race fan’s motorsports entertainment appetite,” said Gappens.

Gappens will also incorporate his signature intermission entertainment for event nights, including a “Faster Pastor” school bus race plus fun theme nights with human bubble ball, “Name That Tune”/dance competition, kids’ coin and candy scrambles, spectator races for “soccer moms,” and much more.

“Our goal is to provide fast, fun, family entertainment,” added Gappens. “Once again our team will be vigilant in starting and finishing the programs on time.”

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

For the complete schedule and other news, visit the speedway’s website at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans and competitors can also follow the speedway on Twitter: @GasCitySpeedway; Instagram: @GasCitySpeedway and Facebook: GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas.

 

 

Ballou Motorsports Moves Forward with Robert Ballou in 2021; Full USAC Sprint Car Slate and Select Winged Races on the Horizon

PETERSEN MEDIA: Fresh off of a 2020 season that was plagued by his rehab efforts as well as the Covid-19 pandemic, Robert Ballou is healthy and ready to attack 2021 as he will return to the USAC National Sprint Car Series fulltime, and supplement his schedule with winged 410ci races after spending time running with the PA Posse in 2020.

“It feels good to be healthy heading into a season,” Robert Ballou said. “I have been fortunate to have some great doctors put me back together, and after one final surgery this Winter, I can’t wait to get to Florida and get this season underway.”

While Ballou is ready to go, he does site that he has sponsorship opportunities available for the full slate of USAC events, as well as a projected 20-events in his winged car.

“I have had some great people behind me over the years, but unfortunately circumstances have arisen and some of these places were forced to close, or simply are unable to sponsor racecars in 2021,” Ballou said. “I am hopeful to acquire a few new partners for the season ahead and make another run at a USAC Championship.”

Typically known to keep a low profile both on and off the track, Ballou Motorsports does have a noteworthy resume that boasts some impressive accolades that are marketable though he hopes to add to those accolades in the season ahead.

With a 2015 Series Championship to his credit to go along with the 2015 Indiana Sprint Week Title, Ballou has won numerous races over the years, and looks to get back to those winning ways in 2021 with a clean bill of health.

“It’s been a tough last few years,” Ballou said. “Since 2016 it has been very up and down, from injuries to team turnover, to some equipment changes, but I am really excited for the season ahead.”

Robert Ballou would like to thank Suburban Subaru, Deaton’s Waterfront Service, Rossie Feed and Grain, Berks Western Telecom, Inc., Jamie Davidson Scrap Metal, Hinchman Indy, Don Ott Racing Engines, Manvel Motorsports, Olson Custom Design, Konnected Clothing, Hooker Harness, Indy Race Parts, Hoosier Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, ISC Racers Tape, Chalk Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Moose Blocks, Inc., JE Pistons, AO Designs, Abreu Vineyards, and Arai Helmets for their support.

ON TAP: Ballou will kick 2021 off with USAC National Sprint Car Series February 11th-13th at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL.

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

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with ‘The Mad Man’ by following him on Twitter @RoberBallou81, liking https://www.facebook.com/robertballoumotorsports/, or by clicking over to www.balloumotorsports.com.

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Cox Racing Looking To Expand Race Ready Program in 2021

PETERSEN MEDIA: As Justyn Cox continues to run with C&M Motorsports in 2021, Cox Racing will again run a schedule with Jesse Love. With Love also having other commitments, Cox Racing is looking to expand on their race-ready program with different driving packages opportunities available.

“2020 was our first year running another car, and things went really well with Jesse Love,” Justyn Cox said. “He is such a talented driver, and it was a lot of fun helping him further his knowledge on dirt. While we are excited to have him back, we are excited to hopefully bring in some more young talent and have them work with Rodney Tiner.”

For Love, he was able to run quite a few races under the Cox Family Racing banner as he was also able to win the ARCA West Championship in 2020, and he will return to the No. 44 car again in 2021 where he will look to run a similar schedule.

“I am so pumped to get to run with Cox Racing again in 2021,” Love said. “I learned so much in 2020 and I am looking forward to applying it in 2021. Getting to travel was really beneficial, and even though we had some up and downs getting to some new venues, but it has me eager to get started this year. Sprint Car racing means the world to me, and I wouldn’t want to do it with anyone else. Working with Rod Tiner, Jr and Justyn Cox is always a blast, and I am ready to get to victory lane with them. I’d like to extend a huge thanks to everyone that helps us do what we love.”

As schedules continue to come out, any interested parties are encouraged to reach out to Justyn Cox at 916-416-2168.

“I am really proud of the team we have built over the years and think we can put together a great package for the season ahead,” Cox said. “We’d love to figure something out with a driver or two that will allow us to get a full slate of races in the season ahead.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, HomeSmiles.com, Michael David Winery, Five Window Beer Company, MDW Sports, Cranked Naturals, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, Arai, Racing Optics, All American Powder Coating, VSR, , Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Don Ott Racing Engines, and Richmond Engines for their support in 2021!

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

ON TAP: Cox Racing’s 2021 Schedule TBD.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Justyn Cox by following him on Twitter @JustynCox__JC.

 

 

Reutzel Opens Up 2021 Season with Trio of Top-10’s at Wild Wing Shootout

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting his first full season at the helm of the famed Roth Motorsports No. 83 car kicked off over the weekend at the Wild Wing Shootout, Aaron Reutzel would rack up a trip of Top-10 finishes including a fourth place run during Friday night’s opener.

“Overall, I felt like it was a good first weekend for our race team,” Aaron Reutzel said. “We have really good speed; we just need to get better come feature time. I have to send a big thank you to Dennis and Teresa Roth for this opportunity and providing us the equipment to make the transition into this car as smooth as possible.”

The curtain rose on the 2021 season on Friday night at Arizona Speedway for the first of three nights of action during the inaugural Wild Wing Shootout. Reutzel would show no signs of rust early in the night as he timed in third quickest in time trials before finishing second in his heat race.

Pulling a two in the redraw, Reutzel would find himself on the front row of feature event alongside Buddy Kofoid. Though Kofoid would get the initial jump, a lap two caution would put Reutzel back on his bumper for the ensuing restart.

When the green flag was displayed, Reutzel would take a big swing at Kofoid for the top spot as the field raced into turn one, but his advance would be denied as he continued to run in second. As the track changed, the bottom would turn into the preferred line, and as Reutzel dipped low a slight mistake would see him fall back to fourth.

In a rapid-fire feature event, Reutzel would be unable to regain a spot on the podium but was still able to close the night out with a fourth place finish.

Saturday night again saw Reutzel show sold speed early in the night as the Texan would time the Roth Enterprises/Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co./HR Livestock Transportation mount in second fastest in time trials before pocketing another second place finish in his heat .

Pulling the six pill on this night, Reutzel would roll off the starting grid from the outside of the third row for the 35-lap feature event. Hooking up with the likes of Rico Abreu and Dominic Scelzi on the slick surface, Reutzel would keep his machine well inside the Top-10 as he capped the night off with a seventh place finish with still one night of action left to go.

While weather threatened Sunday’s finale, crews were able to fight the saturation and get the track in shape and allow the program to run in its entirety. Running a hurry up style program, Reutzel’s final qualifying run of the weekend would be another very strong lap as he was second fastest for the second time of the weekend.

Battling a deflating left rear in heat race action, Reutzel’s fourth place finish would again put him in his third redraw of the weekend and the six pill again placed him in the third row for one final 35-lap feature event.

Jumping into fifth when the race came to life, Reutzel would hook up in an entertaining battle with Rico Abreu as he would climb up to the fourth position.

Holding down the fourth position, Reutzel would continue work the high side of the speedway as he kept the lead trio of Tony Stewart, Dominic Scelzi, and DJ Netto in his crosshairs. Getting his right rear into the wall on the 25th lap, Reutzel would give up the fourth spot but was able to gather himself back up and race on in fifth.

A yellow flag would bunch the field back up and Reutzel would take the fourth spot on the ensuing restart, but the closing laps would see him slip back to eighth where he would close his weekend out.

“We will really go to work to be there at the end of the night when we get to Georgia this weekend,” Reutzel said. “We have really good speed, so we are close to where we want to be, just have to keep at it. Again, thank you to Dennis and Teresa Roth, and the entire Roth Motorsports team.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co., HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, Southern Pacific Farms, All Star Performance, FK Rod Ends, Vahlco Wheels, Triple X Race Co., AL Drive Lines, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Wings Unlimited, Ti22, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, Smith Titanium, and Team Simpson for their support in 2021.

ON TAP: Roth Motorsports will be in action with the All Star Circuit of Champions this Friday and Saturday at Screven Motor Speedway in Screven, GA.

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

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following along on Twitter and Instagram @RothMotorsports.

 

 

PACE RUSH SPRINT CAR SERIES SET FOR BIGGEST SEASON YET; INCREASED PURSES, BIG EVENTS & NUMEROUS NEW RACERS SET TO CONTEND FOR $5000 TO-WIN EQUIPMENT RENTAL OPTIONS WEEKLY SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP
By Mike Leone

January 27, 2021)


(Pulaski, PA)...While rain and the COVID-19 pandemic did its best to disrupt the growth and development of the Pace Performance RUSH Sprint Car Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC over the past two years, the Series is primed and ready for its biggest season to date in 2021. Year number four will see numerous new racers join the previous RUSH contingent to battle for the $20,000+ Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series Championship point fund in 37 events at 11 speedways across four states that will in the end award $5,000 to the champion! As the car count and competitiveness of the division has increased and evolved, so has the payoffs and special event concepts for the division.

After racing for $400 to-win, $100 to-start for regular events in the first three years of existence, the RUSH Sprint Cars will now compete for a minimum $600 to-win, $150 to-start with several other special events utilizing the $800 or $1,000 to-win payoff structures in 2021! In fact, eight $1,000 to-win, $175 to-start shows featuring four weekends of back-to-back events highlight the schedule!

"We cannot express how excited we are for the 2021 season," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "Honestly at the conclusion of 2020, I never would have believed we would be releasing a schedule such as this for 2021; it really is amazing and a tribute to our partners who share our same vision for the division that have helped set a strong foundation for the RUSH Sprint Cars into the future. This year will see our highest influx of new racers, and with this exciting schedule of higher paying events the division as a whole is defiantly moving to the next level."

Sharon Speedway will be again be the home base for the RUSH Sprints with a minimum of 11 events including for the first time ever with the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars on May 22 as well as a pair of events with the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars on June 15 and July 11. The RUSH Sprints will also compete alongside the All Stars at Lernerville on April 30 and Tri-City Raceway Park on May 2 in the first of several appearances at the Franklin, Pa. half-mile. DIRTVision will carry the May 22 event live as well as the "Steel Stampede" at Lernerville, while Flo Sports will show the RUSH Sprints on all of the All Star nights. Lernerville TV will broadcast the additional events live at Lernerville.

One of the new weekends to the schedule will be McKean County Raceway in East Smethport, Pa. and Bradford (PA) Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, June 19-20. The tracks, which are both located in McKean County, are separated by just 15 miles and will host $1,000 to-win, $175 to-start events! The RUSH Sprints have not appeared at McKean since their only visit in 2017, while Bradford has hosted the Series three times, but not since 2019.

The "Legends Remembered" Series will feature back-to-back weekends of $1,000 to-win, $175 to-start events on August 27-28 and September 4-5. Lernerville and Sharon will make up the Friday-Saturday double on the first weekend, while a venue to be announced will host back-to-back events on Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend. These tracks, which are in the heart of the RUSH region and part of the storied history of non-wing Sprint Car racing in western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio, will be part of a first of its kind series of events and promotions that the fans are surely not going to want to miss! Details on these very special events will be released in coming weeks.

A fourth back-to-back weekend of $1,000 to-win, $175 to-start events will take place at Genesee Speedway in Batavia, NY on September 24-25. After COVID wiped out the weekend in 2020, this will be the third annual "Empire State Classic" for the RUSH Sprints at Genesee as part of the track's "Topless Nationals" weekend; however, past shows were $800 to-win.

The RUSH Sprint Cars will make their first ever appearances at Pennsylvania's Dog Hollow and Latrobe Speedways this summer; each track will host a pair of events with each of their second shows paying $800 to-win, $160 to-start. Also returning to the RUSH schedule will be events at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, WV, Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway, and Raceway 7 in Conneaut, Ohio. Tyler County will host a pair of events including the Series' 2021 opener on April 10, while the "Monster Half-Mile" at PPMS continues their strong support of the Series with six events.

The 2021 "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance will again feature thousands of dollars of valuable product giveaways to RUSH Sprint Car racers at a date and location to be announced.

The 2021 season will be an interesting one to say the least. After taking a year off, Chad Ruhlman- the 2018 and 2019 champion, will return to the RUSH Sprints driving for a new team owned by Tim Engles. Engles was a former "410" Sprint Car and Big-Block Modified racer before becoming a well known E-Mod car owner in recent years.

In 2020, Jeremy Weaver won the Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series Championship for car owner Ted Hull. With Weaver moving on, Hull has tabbed Sprint Car great Rod George to drive the #41. The Kittanning, Pa. driver owns more than 100 career "410" Sprint wins in addition to numerous track championships and has been inducted into several regional hall of fames.

Another driver back for his first full season since 2018 when he finished second in points is Gale Ruth, Jr. The Pleasantville, Pa. third generation racer made some starts last year for Scott Clever before getting chosen late in the year for the full-time ride in the McConnell Family #24. Ruth, who has six career RUSH Sprint wins including the 2020 finale at Lernerville, will be one of the favorites to contend for the $5,000 championship.

While the majority of the 2020 RUSH Sprint Car drivers will return for competition, a bevy of at least 14 new racers will join the Series for their first full year of competition. This group includes 2018 RUSH Sportsman Modified "Futures Cup" Champion Blaze Myers, former Big-Block Modified standout Bill Watson, Mike Mathieson- a veteran of several area divisions but never Sprint Cars, father-daughter combination of Calvin and Amelia Clay, Ohio drivers Bob Bland, Mike Hover, and Kevin Kaserman, along with rookie Phil Young, Scott Dean, and Jordan Hamilton- the brother of RUSH Late Model racer Eric Hamilton.

Ohio driver Tyler Newhart, who made some starts in Frank Wilson's #13, started his own team at the end of 2020 and is ready for his first full season. Eastern Pennsylvania racer, Jeff Metsger, has purchased a RUSH Sprint Car and will make several visits. And just before the release of this press release, RUSH has gotten word of at least two other new teams expected for competition in 2021. With the addition of all of these new drivers and teams, the base of RUSH Sprint Car racers throughout the region is approximately 40!

2021 Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series Point Fund ($20,075): 1. $5,000 2. $2,500 3. $1,750 4. $1,500 5. $1,200 6. $1,000 7. $800 8. $750 9. $700 10. $650 11. $600 12. $500 13. $450 14. $425 15. $400 16. $390 17. $380 18. $370 19. $360 20. $350.

2021 "Futures Cup" Point Fund: 1. $300 2. $200 3. $100 4. $50.

2021 Pace Performance RUSH Sprint Car Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series Schedule*
Note: All shows are $600 to-win, $150 to-start unless otherwise specified.

Saturday, April 10 Tyler County Speedway
Friday, April 30 Lernerville Speedway (with All Star Sprints)
Sunday, May 2 Tri-City Raceway Park (with All Star Sprints)
Saturday, May 8 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway
Saturday, May 15 Tyler County Speedway
Saturday, May 22 Sharon Speedway (with World of Outlaws Sprints)
Saturday, May 29 Sharon Speedway
Saturday, June 5 Sharon Speedway
Sunday, June 6 Tri-City Raceway Park
Saturday, June 12 Latrobe Speedway
Tuesday, June 15 Sharon Speedway (with All Star Sprints)
Saturday, June 19 McKean County Raceway ($1,000 to-win)
Sunday, June 20 Bradford Speedway ($1,000 to-win)
Friday, June 25 Raceway 7
Saturday, June 26 Sharon Speedway
Friday, July 2 Dog Hollow Speedway
Saturday, July 3 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway
Sunday, July 11 Sharon Speedway (with All Star Sprints)
Saturday, July 17 Sharon Speedway
Sunday, July 18 Tri-City Raceway Park
Friday, July 23 Lernerville Speedway
Saturday, July 24 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway
Saturday, July 31 Sharon Speedway
Saturday, August 7 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway
Saturday, August 14 Sharon Speedway
Friday, August 20 Dog Hollow Speedway ($800 to-win)
Friday, August 27 Lernerville Speedway "Legends Remembered" ($1,000 to-win)
Saturday, August 28 Sharon Speedway "Legends Remembered" ($1,000 to-win)
Saturday, September 4 TBA "Legends Remembered" ($1,000 to-win)
Sunday, September 5 TBA "Legends Remembered" ($1,000 to-win)
Friday, September 10 Sharon Speedway
Saturday, September 18 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway
Friday, September 24 Genesee Speedway ($1,000 to-win)
Saturday, September 25 Genesee Speedway ($1,000 to-win) (rain date 9/26)
Friday, October 8 Latrobe Speedway ($800 to-win)
Saturday, October 9 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway
Friday-Saturday, October 15-16 Lernerville Speedway ($800 to-win) (rain date 10/17)

*Schedule is subject to change. Additional dates may be added.

RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Pace Performance together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Born2Run Lubricants, Flynn's Tire, FK Rod Ends, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Waterstone Mortgage Hermitage, CrateInsider.com, Vahlco Wheels, and Wedge Motorsports.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushsprintcars and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSprints.

 

 

Price Improves Throughout Season Debut During Wild Wing Shootout in Arizona

Inside Line Promotions - QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (Jan. 27, 2021) - Robbie Price kicked off his 2021 racing season behind the wheel of a 410ci winged sprint car last weekend during the inaugural Schaeffer's Wild Wing Shootout hosted by Arizona Speedway.

Price piloted the Casey Minks owned No. 1 to a weekend best 11th -place finish during the Sunday finale to go along with results of 22 nd and 19th, respectively, during the three-day event.

"It's been a while since we got out and ran a race, so to shake off the cobwebs a bit and just make some laps was an accomplishment in itself," he said. "There were 25 cars there and just about every one of them was capable of winning races against some big touring series, so to get out there and compete was a good way to start off 2021."

Price opened the weekend on Friday when he timed in 17th quickest in time trials with a lap of 13.238 seconds. He followed that up by finishing where he started - sixth - in a heat race to lock himself into the A Main in the 17th starting position. Price struggled in the feature with speed and pulled off early to conserve the equipment.

"We were just off a bit from the start on Friday and I don't know that we ever really turned a corner," he said. "I felt comfortable in the car, but it just felt like we were a little behind speed-wise and it showed come feature-time."

Price returned to the dirt oval on Saturday and qualified 23rd quickest with a lap of 14.487 seconds before advancing one position in a heat race to finish seventh. He lined up 22nd for the feature and was running near the top 15 when he pulled off the track with one lap remaining because of a fuel pickup problem.

"We made gains from Friday to Saturday, but track position was really key come feature-time," he said. "We were actually pretty good in the A Main, but I was having some kind of fuel issue. I pulled off one lap early trying to just get it to the end, but I didn't want to tear the car up or someone else up over a few spots."

Sunday's event finale was plagued with rain throughout the day, but when racing finally got underway Price laid down a lap of 12.761 seconds in qualifying to rank 15th overall. He finished where he started - sixth - in a heat race and earned the 16th starting spot in the feature.

Using knowledge learned from the first two nights of racing, Price and the team made various adjustments to the car for the feature and at the completion he was able to move forward to finish 11th. The result was Price's first top 15 of the year and the five positions gained were the second most of anybody in the field.

"We pretty much threw the kitchen sink at the car in terms of changes on Sunday and it definitely paid off," he said. "It was the best by far we were all weekend and to know we were making gains is a good feeling for the first weekend out."

Price is currently undecided on his next race, but he plans to run more shows in 2021 with the Casey Minks Racing team to go along with his family owned No. 21p sprint car.

"I've ran their car before in some 360ci sprint car shows and they always provide me great equipment, so we're hoping to kind of fill in where we can and do some more racing in 2021," Price said. "We're kind of in the same boat as last year in that we don't know when we can race or where due to COVID-19. So we're just playing things by ear and we'll fill up the schedule as things come about."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 22 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 6 (6); Feature: 22 (17).

Jan. 23 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 7 (8); Feature: 19 (22).

Jan. 24 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 11 (16).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 1 top 15, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RPrice21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rpracing21/

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Kaleb Johnson Eager to Begin 2021 Racing Season

Inside Line Promotions - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Jan. 27, 2021) - A busy racing schedule has Kaleb Johnson anticipating the 2021 sprint car season.

"We're looking forward to running a full schedule this year," he said. "Last year was a really weird year in general. I don't think we raced 20 times. We just want to race as much as we can this year. We have about 40 races penciled in and we're pretty much ready to go. We're just waiting to get our engines from the builder."

Johnson will focus on Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the second consecutive year. He plans to compete at the half-mile oval regularly and hopes to improve on his ninth-place finish in the 360ci championship standings in his first year at the track.

"Knoxville is a tough place to race and it eats up a lot of your summer," said the track's 2020 360 sprint car Rookie of the Year. "But we want to race against the best competition possible and we feel that Knoxville has some of the best 360 competition in the country. After racing there last season it was an easy decision for us to return to Knoxville this year because of the strength of competition."

Johnson will compete with a pair of local 360 sprint car series when Knoxville Raceway is dormant.

"We also plan to race with the Midwest Power Series and the MSTS Series when it fits our schedule," he said. "They race close to our home and have strong competition, too. We may also be adding some special events. Hopefully, we can share more about those later."

Johnson plans to open his racing season at the South Dakota Sprint Car Nationals hosted by Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D., April 9-10 and conclude the year in October with a first-time visit to a track.

"I've always wanted to go south and race at the end of the season," he said. "I noticed Dodge City Raceway Park (in Dodge City, Kan.) is having a three-day race Oct. 7-9 so I think we'll try to make that one if everything goes well."

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

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

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"Merle Johnson Farm Toys is owned by my Grandpa and Grandma," Johnson said. "They've been a supporter of my racing since I began in go-karts when I was 5-years-old. I'm really grateful for all of the support they've given me throughout my racing career."

Johnson would also like to thank Oddson Underground, GRP Motorsports, Innovative Design/Sletten Properties, Sea Foam, Snyder Tree Service , Guaranteed Rate - Mike Brudigan, The Ron Weber Team, State Bank of Fairmont, Big Al's Diecast, Dave's Lawn Care, JF Capital, Last Deck, Hepfner Racing Products, Schaefer's Oil and TL Racing for their continued support.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Opening Season Next Week at DIRTcar Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Jan. 27, 2021) - The 2021 season kicks off in exactly one week for Big Game Motorsports and its new driver David Gravel.

The team is venturing south to Florida to tackle the 50th annual DIRTcar Nationals, which runs next Wednesday through Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville. The first two nights will be with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions before the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series kicks off a new season with a tripleheader.

"I'm looking to maintain what I've done the last three or four years," Gravel said. "They have the equipment. It's up to me."

Gravel has been a contender on the World of Outlaws trail for several years, placing third in the championship standings each year from 2016-2019. He posted a sixth-place finish in last year's standings despite missing multiple races. That gives him a top-10 result in the World of Outlaws standings for seven straight years.

This season begins at a track where Gravel has enjoyed success. Gravel has earned a top 10 during each of his last eight races at the track - four in 2020 and four in 2019 - and he has at least one top-10 result during the DIRTcar Nationals since 2011. Seven of those years featured a top five, including five with a podium finish. Gravel produced a win at Volusia Speedway Park in 2017.

"Volusia is always a fun place," he said. "I like going there. Racing five nights in one place you get to fine-tune on stuff and start building on a package. We'll take it one night at a time. We want to be competitive every night. If we're struggling for a balance or if we're really good we'll test the boundaries (during the two All Star nights). You want to have things ironed out for the Outlaws nights.

"Qualifying is extremely important like it is at most tracks. The track could be racy, wide and slick. Sometimes it gets one lane and makes it hard to pass. If you can qualify and get on the front row in your heat race it makes your life so much easier."

UP NEXT -

Feb. 3-7 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the 50 th annual DIRTcar Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

THE SHOWDOWN -

THE SHOWDOWN is one of the biggest weeks of racing for winged sprint car drivers. The action begins on June 20 with a $5,000-to-win 410ci winged sprint car event followed by two days of the Huset's 50. All three nights are hosted by Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., before Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., showcases the famed AGCO Jackson Nationals June 24-26. The final five nights of THE SHOWDOWN are World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races with a total purse exceeding $500,000. Additionally, if a driver is able to win the final night of the Huset's 50 and the AGCO Jackson Nationals he or she will bring home a whopping $180,000.

TICKET LINK -

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

 

 

BRODY ROA’S CHILI BOWL WRAP UP AND 30TH BIRTHDAY

(Cypress, CA, January 25, 2021) Veteran Southern California racer Brody Roa opened his 2021 racing schedule with an appearance at the prestigious 35th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The “Pride of Garden Grove” contested his preliminary night on Thursday, January 14th, and the finale two nights later on the 16th.

Roa’s Chili Bowl effort did not get off to an awesome start when he drew pill #98 for his Thursday heat race. That meant he would have to start last (eighth) in the heat. Compounding the issue was the fact that early on, the tiny track was proving extremely hard to pass on. When the checkered flew on the eight lapper, he advanced one spot to finish seventh. That meant he had to go to one of the C mains where he started and finished third. That was good enough to transfer to a B main. 139051066_3450784048308759_3742393184127332195_n.jpg

Going into the B, Roa had only passed one car on the night. That may not sound so great, but on the bright side, no cars had passed him! Things looked harsh in the B as it was providing the toughest field he had yet to face on the night. And he was starting inside the last row in 13th! The friendly driver needed to get all the way to fourth the transfer to the night's A main. Simply put, once the green flag flew, he was the show! He sliced and diced his way past nine cars to finish fourth to earn his ticket into the main event. For the A, he once again had to start in the back row in 24th and ended up finishing 20th.

Roa’s name showed up in one of Saturday’s D mains and you guessed it, he was coming from near the back once again. He started inside the eighth row in 16th and made some quick moves early on to advance all the way to 11th. He got shuffled back a couple of spots and then had to take evasive action to avoid someone else’s mess. That meant he would have to go to the back for the restart. With everyone scrambling to get to the front in a short amount of time, somebody else’s mess cost Roa again and before he knew it, the checkers ended the race and his Chili Bowl effort with a 13th-place finish.

Today, January 25th, Roa celebrated an incredibly special 30th birthday as it was his first-ever birthday as a father. If you would like to send him birthday wishes, please do so on his Facebook page at the following link https://www.facebook.com/br91r.

In addition to his season-long personal sponsors, HD Industries, Burris Racing, Biker Bruce Fisher, Norma Leonard, Molecule and K1 RaceGear, Roa would also like to thank Iron Dome Motorsports, Moonshine Motorsports, Jambo’s BBQ Pits, Race Jugs, Burkham Concrete, Precise Racing Products, Deaton’s Water Front Services, Industrial Instrument, Graham’s Wrecker Service, 380 Pawn, 777 Graphics, D&S Motorsports, Approach Marketing, Bell County Electrical Supply, Pro Tech Services, Express Car Wash of Texas, Mow Time, Texas Star Concrete, Abilene Powder Coating, Lil Mo’s Pizza, Sun Electric, Elliot’s Trailers, GPA Paper and Top Level Ink for being part of the Chili Bowl effort.

For anyone who is looking for a championship and main event winning driver for their car during the 2021 season, contact Roa at the phone number and E-mail in this release. He will be available to race on nights that do not conflict with the USAC/CRA schedule.

To view Roa’s online portfolio and learn more about the team, please click on the following link https://www.teamwithbrody.com/

Fans wishing to stay completely up to date with Brody Roa and the BR Performance squad can do so on the team’s website http://www.brodyroa.com/ and Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/br91r/

 

 

Bailey Goldesberry Announces IRA Rookie of the Year Chase and Partners for 2021

2020 was a trying year for many race teams. With constantly changing schedules, and a level of uncertainty surrounding nearly every event, teams were forced to look beyond their usual stomping grounds to simply find races. Bailey Goldesberry’s #4 sprint car program was one of those such teams. Forced to look north to the IRA 410 Sprint Car series amidst a sporadic MOWA schedule and limited 360/305 races in her regular area of Central and Southern Illinois, the Springfield driver felt ready to make the move to a 410 sprint car, and the team saw a respectable debut four races with the ultra-competitive IRA series in Wisconsin.

With a solid “trial run” in a 410 sprint car under her belt, Goldesberry is looking to make a full go of it in 2021, committing to “as many IRA events as possible” and a run at the Sage Fruit Rookie of the Year Award, which was taken in 2020 by former road racing star and European Le Mans Champion Sean Rayhall.

The 20 year old Goldesberry has a storied career up to this point, taking over 300 Quarter Midget wins, 8 Winged Outlaw Micro Sprint wins, and 4 305 Sprint Car wins up to this point. The move to 410 sprint cars has proven to be a steep learning curve, but Goldesberry showed she was up to the challenge last season, finding more pace the more races she ran, and a solid jumping off point for the 2021 season.

“I’m looking forward to contending for the Sage Fruit Rookie of the Year in 2021 with the IRA Sprints!” Goldesberry said. “We had a lot of fun in Wisconsin last season. The people were great and we can’t wait to try and tackle a nearly full IRA schedule. The goal is just to learn a lot as we proceed throughout the summer.”

Bailey Goldesberry and the #4 Team bring with them a fantastic contingent of sponsors to the IRA series, including primary sponsor Lonewolf Petroleum, as well as Rock Solid Lawn and Landscape, Hilltop Nursery, Maxim Chassis, FK Rod Ends, Puremax Racing Oil, PMX Hose and Fittings, Ultra Shield Racing Products, Pulse Racing Innovations, MyRacePass, Keizer Racing Wheels, Campball’s Auto Body, Capital City Powder Coating, SchureBuilt Suspensions, FK Shocks, Goldesberry Signs and Designs, and Design Studio 66.

Bailey Goldesberry Racing is also proud to welcome Swindell SpeedLab and K1 Race Gear to the team for the 2021 season.

The IRA and Goldesberry will begin their season at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, IA on World Wide Sprint Car Day, April 10th (4/10). The entirety of the 2021 IRA season will be broadcast live on the FloRacing streaming service. Visit FloRacing.com to subscribe.

This article is licensed for use by Bailey Goldesberry Racing by Midwest AutoSports and should not be replicated or re-published without the expressed written consent of Midwest AutoSports Media and Promotion.

 

 

Must See Racing

HOLLY, Mich. – Must See Racing has confirmed a multi-year partnership with California-based high performance lubricants company Maxima Racing Oils.

As part of the agreement, Maxima will serve as the title sponsor of the Must See Racing Midwest Lights Series, the feeder division to the nationally-known Must See Racing-sanctioned 410 sprint car class.

The new name for the crate-engine powered sprint car series will be the Maxima Racing Oils Must See Racing Midwest Lights Series. The first race featuring the Maxima partnership is scheduled for April 17.

“All of us at Maxima Racing Oils are excited to join forces with Jim and Nancy Hanks and the staff at Must See Racing for their Midwest Lights season,” said Gene Jones, East Coast Sales & Business Development Manager for Maxima. “For us, being able to reach a new series, a new audience and a new group of racers who are getting involved and trying to move up the ladder is something that’s important to us as a company and important for the sport. Being a manufacturer that 90 percent of what we do is performance and racing, it’s important to us to provide reliable products and support series and people who are still trying to advance and keep our sport going strong.

“We look forward to the Midwest Lights campaign and are proud to be a part of the next generation of racing stars, as well as support the veterans of the sport.”

Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Southern California, Maxima is recognized as one of the leading brands in the racing industry. Decades of involvement in professional racing has led to powerful technology and a full array of high performance oils, lubricants and other ancillary products.

While Maxima’s involvement in powersports goes back more than four decades, their line of automotive products and support has been active since 2012.

Ohio teenager J.J. Henes was the inaugural Midwest Lights champion, taking top honors last season in a pandemic-abbreviated schedule by a single point.

Must See Racing President Jim Hanks is eager to kick off the sanctioning body’s new agreement with Maxima and looking forward to the opportunities for growth that aligning with the familiar brand provides for Must See Racing’s portfolio of events.

“We are proud to announce Maxima Racing Oils as the primary sponsor of our growing Midwest Lights winged sprint car series,” said Hanks. “The unsurpassed high performance of the Maxima brand of racing oils, lubricants and their full array of market-leading products presents an exciting opportunity to represent a great company at events and in the marketplace.”

For more information on Must See Racing or the Midwest Lights Series, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Caps Wild Wing Shootout With Runner-Up Performance

Inside Line Promotions - QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (Jan. 26, 2021) - Dominic Scelzi earned a trio of top-10 results last weekend during the inaugural Schaeffer's Wild Wing Shootout.

Scelzi won a heat race each of the three nights at Arizona Speedway before improving his feature finish each night, culminating with a runner-up result on Sunday.

"We got better throughout the weekend and Sunday was our best day," he said. "I felt like we were in a good position the first half of each night, but we really made gains in the feature during that final night."

Scelzi qualified seventh quickest out of the 26 drivers on Friday. A heat race victory locked him into the feature redraw and he pulled the No. 3 to line up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

"They worked the track," he said. "We figured it'd go away and kept the car pretty tight, but the track never went away. I fell to fifth right away and ran fifth for a while. I started moving around to run the top and middle. I just wasn't making the right moves and we were too tight and unfortunately dropped to ninth."

A ninth-place qualifying effort and another heat race win placed Scelzi in the feature redraw on Saturday. He drew the No. 4 to start the main event fourth and duked it out for a top five throughout the race.

"We were better," he said. "I felt really, really good the second night. We freed the car up, but we changed some stuff around trying to get the tire spin under control. In the heat race we did it and it worked really good. The track was even slicker and we thought it would probably get slick in the feature so we left the engine detuning on and freed the car up. The track stayed wet again and we couldn't move forward."

Scelzi placed sixth and entered the event finale on Sunday aiming for continued improvement. He timed in seventh quickest and won his heat race for the third straight night. The No. 4 in the feature redraw lined him up on the outside of the second row for the 35-lap A Main.

"The track was in the best shape it had been in all weekend," he said. "We qualified better and won the heat race. I felt like we knew where the track was and knew what we needed to do with the car. We raced really, really well.

"It was up against the fence in turns one and two. In turns three and four you could run against the fence, but there was moisture across the track. I went fourth to third right away and I was pressuring D.J. Netto for second. We had a restart with 10 laps to go. At that point I had figured out the middle in turns three and four. I slid him into one and cleared him. I felt like I closed on Tony Stewart (for the lead) in turns three and four. I continued that line and was able to get to him. I felt like I'd have one shot at him, but I got into the cushion too hard in turns one and two on Lap 34. That gave Tony enough room that I couldn't get back to him. I was pleased with improving to a second-place finish and the gains we made."

Scelzi plans to return to action on Feb. 20 at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 22 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 9 (3).

Jan. 23 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 6 (4).

Jan. 24 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 2 (4).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Feb. 20 at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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"Maria with FK Rod Ends started helping us out in 2012 and from the beginning has been an all-hands-on-deck supporter of our race team," Scelzi said. "She's been great and FK Rod Ends as a company is stellar. I wrecked a lot when I first started and their great product held up to the test."

Scelzi would like to thank Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Panella Trucking, Whipple Superchargers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Line Oil, Roth Motorsports, Schoenfeld Headers, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, K&N Filters, Sparco, Allstar Performance, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Auto Meter and Worldwide Bearings for their continued support.

 

 

2021 LID LIFTER: Marks Set to Kick Off New Season for CJB Screven Motor Speedway and East Bay Raceway Park on tap

CARLISLE, PA. - January 26, 2021 - After a long winter, the CJB Motorsports team is ready to push off for the first events of the new year.

Heading south from their home base in Pennsylvania, the #5 team and driver Brent Marks will contest events at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga. on Friday, January 29th and Saturday, January 30th. After a Sunday rest day, the team is back in action near Tampa, Fl. at East Bay Raceway Park on Monday, February 1st and Tuesday, February 2nd. "Well I’m excited to get back in the seat and turn some laps,," said Marks, pilot of the #5 M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking machine. "The guys have been really hard at work over this off-season and I’m really looking forward to seeing we got. This will be my first time at this track (Screven) so that’s gonna be a new challenge but I always like new challenges. It’s going to be fun. I’m ready to get this season started with these guys! I’m excited."

Marks will look to capitalize on a freshman campaign with CJB Motorsports that saw him score four wins and nearly take home the Williams Grove track championship. Running for the Ollies Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions title will give the team a new challenge for 2021.

Paul McMahan and the #23 team will begin their schedule in late March.

Brent Marks schedule

Paul McMahan schedule

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STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS: For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Check out FloRacing.com for coverage of Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions coverage.

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

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

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

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Attica Raceway Park adding additional seating in 2021

ATTICA, Ohio - With the growing popularity of the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics and the addition of another World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event for 2021, Attica Raceway Park (ARP) has plans to increase seating capacity.

The World of Outlaws will visit ARP for the Kistler Engines Classic on May 21 and return for the Brad Doty Classic on Tuesday, July 13. Add the five appearances at "Ohio's Finest Racing" speedplant of the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions, ARP Promoter John Bores felt more seating is a necessity.

"Not knowing if there will be any covid restrictions for seating this season along with the great crowd we had last year for the Brad Doty Classic and the talented roster the All Stars will have in 2021, we wanted to give fans an even better experience than before and John Bores stepped up do to just that," said Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at ARP.

Seven more rows of seating will be added at the top of sections A, B and C in turn one and sections H, I and J to the north of the flag stand. That will put the top rows at row 22 instead of row 15.

"We the cooperation of the weather the new aluminum seats will be done before opening night on Friday, March 19," said LeJeune.

Reserved seating is now available for the two World of Outlaw events by going to www.atticaracewaypark.com and clicking on the link on the race banners.

Keep up with Attica Raceway Park at www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

 

 

Sides Motorsports Adds Rico Abreu as Co-Owner as 2021 World of Outlaws Season Nears

Inside Line Promotions - BARTLETT, Tenn. (Jan. 25, 2021) - Jason Sides is fresh entering the 2021 season, which begins next week in Florida.

Sides' sprint car has a new, all-white paint scheme without any flames etched along the sides - a first for as long as he can remember. And his team - Sides Motorsports - welcomes Rico Abreu as co-owner moving forward.

"Rico and I came together for a partnership that will be beneficial to the both of us," Sides said. "I'm glad to have him on board and helping us chase the World of Outlaws tour for a couple more years."

Sides plans on running the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series full time in 2021. He noted that most of the aspects within the team will remain the same, but some of the burdens and pressure of running a team as an owner as well as being the primary driver will be helped by the partnership with Abreu.

Sides plans to kick off the season at the 50th annual DIRTcar Nationals, which runs Feb. 3-7 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. The first two nights are sanctioned by the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions before the World of Outlaws season starts the ensuing three nights.

"We always look forward to heading to Florida for the DIRTcar Nationals," Sides said. "It's a big, fast track where I've had some success. Qualifying is always crucial everywhere you race and that track is no different. Hopefully we can start each night off with a great lap and put ourselves in contention."

Sides earned a victory at the track in 2011 and he has produced at least one top 10 during the DIRTcar Nationals in 12 of the last 14 years.

UP NEXT -

Feb. 3-7 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the 50 th annual DIRTcar Nationals with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions and World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc.

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"Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., has been with me for about 15 years," Sides said. "If I need something I can count on Kimball and his team. Regardless of what happens they've stuck by me and that gives me a lot of confidence."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, BR Motorsports, VRP Shocks, King Racing Products, Dancer Logistics, Inc., R.E. Enterprises, Jim Schuhknecht, TORA TORA, FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Brad, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants Welcomed as Speedweek Title Sponsor

Shippenville, PA (Jan 25th, 2021) – Western PA Sprint Speedweek staff are proud to welcome aboard Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants as title sponsor of the upcoming five race miniseries slated to take place from Jun 2nd-6th, 2021.

Fresh off a successful stint as the presenting sponsor of the popular “Wild Wing Shootout” held over 2,000 miles away at Arizona Speedway, Schaeffer’s has identified the newly reformed Western PA Sprint Speedweek as the perfect opportunity to inject support and backing into a thriving local racing community. Just as their heritage and past has shaped the company’s trajectory through the years, they too believe that local racing is the root of motorsports and its success/popularity nationwide.

Schaeffer’s wide variety of products have achieved a world-class reputation for improving engine performance and fuel economy. Their diverse product line includes all types of synthetic motor oils, hydraulic fluids, diesel fuel additives, industrial lubricants, greases and oils, chain lubes, and degreasers.

Family owned and operated since 1839, Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants aims to manufacture and supply superior quality lubricants, fuel additives and chemicals that provide value added performance for all their customers. Built on a strong foundation of success and pioneering change, they have grown and adapted to the changing needs of their customers for over 175 years by inventing new technologies in order to gain a special advantage.

Local area sales rep Mark McIver is factory trained and experienced in the industry, and is suited to assist in determining which Schaeffer product will best meet your demands. Contact Mark today at (814) 720-5255 to help address all your oil and lubrication needs!

Western PA Sprint Speedweek returns Jun. 2nd-6th this coming summer when the ‘410 Sprints’ compete for five straight nights around the Western PA racing circuit, with each show featuring a robust purse highlighted by the $3,000 winner’s share. Points fund, contingency and product giveaway details are still being finalized and will be announced at a later date.

Companies or individuals interested in supporting Western PA Sprint Speedweek are encouraged to get in touch. For further information pertaining to drivers or interested sponsors, please contact Tyler Beichner by phone or text at (814) 221-1712 or email the speedweek group at westernpaspeedweek@gmail.com.

Visit us online at www.westernpaspeedweek.com

 

POWRi Lucas Oil New Mexico Motor Racing Association Readies for 2021 Season

Belleville, IL. (01/25/2020) Continuing as a leading auto-racing sanctioning body since 1946, the POWRi Lucas Oil New Mexico Motor Racing Association, based in Albuquerque New Mexico, will see a solid showing of twenty-three events for the upcoming 2021 racing season. Offering a full season of excitement for NMMRA drivers in their championship quest, competitors will venture to three separate Land of Enchantment racing surfaces throughout the year extending from mid-March until late-November.

The fast and always exciting three-eighths-mile dirt oval in Albuquerque NM, Sandia Speedway, will continue to serve as the home venue for the POWRi Lucas Oil New Mexico Motor Racing Association. Hosting a series leading fourteen race dates throughout the summer months, beginning with a trio of practice dates on March 20th, March 28th, and April 4th.

The POWRi NMMRA season of speed will also see a two-night spectacular presented by Aztec Speedway on the weekend of July 30-31. Aztec New Mexico’s high-banked three-eighths-mile dirt-track will try to contain all the horsepower these traditional sprinters have to offer in this highly anticipated event.

State-of-the-art Vado Speedway Park, in Vado New Mexico, will also host six competitive racing dates this upcoming year including the Season Send-off on April 3rd. With a blend of dates throughout the summer, the POWRi Lucas Oil New Mexico Motor Racing Association season will conclude on November 26-27 at Vado Speedway Park’s outstanding two-day Turkey Bowl event.

Tentative 2021 POWRi NMMRA Season Schedule:
3/20/2021 | Sandia Speedway | Practice
3/28/2021 | Sandia Speedway | Practice
4/3/2021 | Vado Speedway Park | Season Send-Off
4/4/2021 | Sandia Speedway | Practice
4/17/2021 | Sandia Speedway
5/1/2021 | Sandia Speedway
5/8/2021 | Vado Speedway Park
5/15/2021 | Sandia Speedway
6/5/2021 | Sandia Speedway
6/12/2021 | Vado Speedway Park
6/19/2021 | Sandia Speedway
7/10/2021 | Sandia Speedway
7/17/2021 | Vado Speedway Park
7/24/2021 | Sandia Speedway
7/30/2021 | Aztec Speedway
7/31/2021 | Aztec Speedway
8/7/2021 | Vado Speedway Park
8/14/2021 | Sandia Speedway
8/28/2021 | Sandia Speedway
9/11/2021 | Sandia Speedway
10/2/2021 | Sandia Speedway
11/26/2021 | Vado Speedway Park | Turkey Bowl
11/27/2021 | Vado Speedway Park | Turkey Bowl

Schedule subject to alterations, for further information such as rules, driver profiles, and series history is available online at www.nmmra.com or “Like” NMMRA on Facebook.

For more information, results, press releases, and schedules for all POWRi Racing Leagues, you can visit www.powri.com online, like POWRi on Facebook, and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.

 

 

2021 MPD Racing / BOSS Finalized Schedule
The new race season is just 2 months away from opening night at Waynesfield Raceway Park on March 27th. The officials from the MPD Racing BOSS series have been busy preparing for the 2021 tour and some small changes have taken place in scheduling.
The pair of events at Skyline Speedway on April 10 and July 17 have been removed from the schedule after contract issues arose between the property owner and the prospective track promoter. The Saturday, May 1st event, originally scheduled for Fremont Speedway, has also been removed from the schedule, however, there are 3 other events at Fremont still on as originally scheduled.
Other changes will see the Saturday, June 5th date at Twin Cities Raceway Park backed up one week to Saturday, June 12th. Finally, the TBA date for Saturday, August 28th has been filled with an event at Twin Cities Raceway Park.
The new standard purse for BOSS events will pay the following: 2000, 1000, 750, 650, 550, 500, 450, 425, 400, 375, 350, 340, 330, 320, 310, 300, 300, 300, 300, 300. We are working to renew our heat race and bonus award sponsorships for the new year. Teams will still earn heat race cash for the top 4 paying 40, 30, 20, 10. Several bonus awards will pay $50 cash along with some product awards. As always, there are no membership fees or entry fees.
With help from MPD Racing, All Star Performance and Hoosier Racing Tire Midwest, the BOSS tour champion will take home $5,000 of a $22,500 point fund that will spread across the top 15 in the final standings. Drivers must compete in 75% of completed events to be eligible for the fund. As is tradition, there will be one "drop" for teams to throw out their worst night.
The "tow bonus" is still in effect for full time teams and will now guarantee a minimum $350 to start or $150 if you miss the main event. The first 3 events will go off 2020 final point standings (top 9 eligible) but after event number 3, it will go off of current 2021 points and will include the top 15 in points.
The new tire rule is now in effect and is a 4 corner Hoosier rule. The fronts and left rears are open to any Hoosier, however, the right rear now must be the H15, H20, Medium, W18 or Racesaver Spec Tire. You do NOT have to run the same right rear all night.
Complete 2021 BOSS Schedule:
Saturday, March 27 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Saturday, April 17 - Plymouth Speedway ; Plymouth, IN - $5,000 to Win
Friday, May 7 - I-96 Speedway ; Lake Odessa, MI
Saturday, May 8 - I-96 Speedway ; Lake Odessa, MI
Friday, May 14 - Gas City Speedway ; Gas City, IN
Saturday, May 15 - Lawrenceburg Speedway ; Lawrenceburg, IN
Saturday, May 29 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH
Sunday, May 30 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Saturday, June 12 - Twin Cities Raceway Park ; North Vernon, IN
Friday, June 18 - Moler Raceway Park ; Williamsburg, OH
Saturday, June 19 - Richmond Raceway ; Richmond, KY
Friday, July 2 - Ohio Valley Speedway ; Lubeck, WV
Saturday, July 3 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Saturday, July 10 - Atomic Speedway ; Chillicothe, OH
Sunday, July 11 - Millstream Speedway ; Findlay, OH
Friday, July 23 - Lernerville Speedway ; Sarver, PA
Saturday, July 24 - Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway ; Imperial, PA
Saturday, August 14 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH
Saturday, August 21 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Saturday, August 28 - Twin Cities Raceway Park ; North Vernon, IN
Sunday, September 5 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Saturday, September 18 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH
Friday, October 8 - I-96 Speedway ; Lake Odessa, MI
Saturday, October 9 - I-96 Speedway ; Lake Odessa, MI

 

2021 Ti22 Performance / FAST on Dirt Finalized Schedule
The new race season is just 2 months away from opening night at Waynesfield Raceway Park on March 27th. The officials from the Ti22 Performance FAST series have been busy preparing for the 2021 tour and some small changes have taken place in scheduling.
The Saturday, April 24th event at Skyline Speedway in Stewart, Ohio has been removed from the schedule. Also, the May 1st event at Fremont Speedway had to be removed due to a scheduling conflict. Four other events at Fremont are still on as previously announced. Finally, the TBA date of Saturday, September 4th has been filled at I-96 Speedway to complete a great 3 day sprint car extravaganza with Hartford Motor Speedway, I-96 Speedway and a Sunday finale at Waynesfield Raceway Park.
The new standard purse for FAST events will pay the following: 3000, 1500, 1000, 700, 600, 550, 500, 475, 450, 425, 400, 390, 380, 370, 360, 350, 350, 350, 350. We are working to renew our heat race and bonus award sponsorships for the new year. Teams will still earn heat race cash for the top 4 paying 40, 30, 20, 10. Several bonus awards will pay $50 cash along with some product awards.
With help from Ti22 Performance, All Star Performance and Hoosier Racing Tire Midwest, the FAST tour champion will take home $10,000 of a $32,500 point fund that will spread across the top 10 in the final standings. Drivers must compete in 75% of completed events to be eligible for the fund. As is tradition, there will be one "drop" for teams to throw out their worst night.
The "tow bonus" is still in effect for full time teams and will now guarantee a minimum $400 to start or $150 if you miss the main event. The first 3 events will go off 2020 final point standings (top 4 eligible) but after event number 3, it will go off of current 2021 points and will include the top 10 in points.
Finalized Ti22 Performance / FAST on Dirt 2021 Schedule
Saturday, March 27 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Saturday, April 3 - Atomic Speedway ; Chillicothe, OH - $5,000 to Win
Saturday, May 22 - WV Motor Speedway ; Mineral Wells, WV - $10,000 to Win
Thursday, May 27 - Atomic Speedway ; Chillicothe, OH - $20,000 to Win
Saturday, May 29 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH
Sunday, May 30 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Saturday, June 26 - Twin Cities Raceway Park ; North Vernon, IN
Wednesday, June 30 - Atomic Speedway ; Chillicothe, OH - $7,500 to Win
Saturday, July 3 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Friday, July 30 - I-96 Speedway ; Lake Odessa, MI
Saturday, July 31 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH
Friday, August 6 - WV Motor Speedway ; Mineral Wells, WV
Saturday, August 7 - WV Motor Speedway ; Mineral Wells, WV - $20,000 to Win
Saturday, August 14 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH
Saturday, August 21 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Sunday, August 22 - Millstream Speedway ; Findlay, OH
Friday, September 3 - Hartford Speedway ; Hartford, MI
Saturday, September 4 - I-96 Speedway ; Lake Odessa, MI
Sunday, September 5 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Saturday, September 11 - Atomic Speedway ; Chillicothe, OH - $7,500 to Win
Friday, September 17 - Moler Raceway Park ; Williamsburg, OH
Saturday, September 18 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH
Saturday, October 2 - Atomic Speedway ; Chillicothe, OH - $10,000 to Win

 

CRSA Sprints 2021 Schedule Announced; Return to Thunder Mountain Speedway Sep. 12

Press Release by: Steven Ovens – January 24, 2021 – Photo by SJS Photos –

(SODUS, NY) – The future stars of sprint car racing in the Northeast- the Super Gen Products CRSA Sprints proudly announced their 11-race 2021 season schedule over the Holidays. Now just a few weeks later, the list has grown to 12 as series promoter Mike Emhof has announced an event at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, NY.

CRSA looks forward to returning to Thunder Mountain for a Sunday September 12 event that finds the 305 Sprints paired up on the card with “The Unruly Race” which caps off Thunder Mountain’s 2021 season. The event will pay $1,000 to the winner, making it the seventh event paying that amount as a winner’s minimum take home.

2021 will see CRSA return to Thunder Mountain after a year off in 2020, as touring sprint organizations suffered from regulations surrounding the response to COVID-19. It will not be one of the first times the tour has been up on top of the Mountain, not by a wide margin.

Thunder Mountain has played host to the SuperGen Products CRSA Sprints a total of ten times between 2007 and 2019- checking in at tenth most in Series history.

“We couldn’t be happier to be returning to see the Spoonhower’s at Thunder Mountain Speedway in September,” said CRSA Sprints owner and promoter Mike Emhof.

“What Karl has done to improve Thunder Mountain Speedway since 2013 is just incredible and is a great place for our teams, marketing partners, and our fans to turn out and put on a show for their loyal fans.”

One driver who will be very much looking forward to the return to Thunder Mountain is Dalton Herrick out of McDonough, NY. Herrick has scored all three of his CRSA Sprints wins on the three-eighths-mile clay oval overseen by the Spoonhower family. The first coming in August of 2014, his second in October of 2018 and hist most recent coming in CRSA’s most recent stop at Thunder Mountain on July 21, 2019.

Thunder Mountain has been good to drivers seeking their first career CRSA Sprints victory in years past. Both Matt Demitraszek and Jamie Russell would grace CRSA Victory Lane for the first time in their careers during 2007 stops on tour.

CRSA Schedule At a Glance

Three out of five tracks that sit atop the CRSA record books for races hosted will see events added to their total in 2021. The state of Pennsylvania and Gary Folk’s Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, PA will host CRSA’s opening round event for this season on May 7, their 27th race in tour history. This will be flanked by two more stops at “The Can” on July 23 and September 25 for the “King of the Can”.

Fonda Speedway is a very welcomed return to the CRSA Sprints schedule for 2021, with planned events paying $1,000-to-win on June 5, July 31 and September 17. Fonda has hosted the CRSA Sprints a total of 21 times dating back to their first event on May 2, 2009.

Afton Motorsports Park, second all-time in CRSA history with 32 events, will once again host the stars of the 305 sprints during the Brett Deyo promoted Fall special on October 8. This event is always a lucrative one- carrying a $1,000 top prize and has included lap sponsorships as an added bonus in seasons past.

Weedsport Speedway will play host to the CRSA Sprints during the final weekend of May. It will be just the second time the 305 sprints will have graced Al Heinke and Jimmy Phelps’ “Showpiece of the Northeast” with a $1,000-to-win event.

Paul Cole’s Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, NY hosts weekly, CRSA-sanctioned events during the season with weekly car counts approaching a full field. Future sprint car stars are groomed weekly in Canandaigua and will be joined by the CRSA tour regulars in a trio of events on May 22, June 19 and August 14.

Additions to the 2021 CRSA Sprints tour schedule are being discussed and will be announced at a later date.

2020 Super Gen Products CRSA Sprints Schedule:

May 7 Penn Can Speedway

May 22 Land of Legends Raceway

May 30 Weedsport Speedway

June 5 Fonda Speedway

June 19 Land of Legends Raceway

July 3 T.B.D.

July 23 Penn Can Speedway

July 31 Fonda Speedway

August 14 Land of Legends Raceway

August 20 T.B.D.

September 12 Thunder Mountain Speedway

September 17 Fonda Speedway

September 25 Penn Can Speedway

October 8 Afton Motorsports Park

The CRSA 305 Sprints are powered by Super Gen Products with their Champion Power Equipment located in Newark, NY. Associate sponsors for the 2020 CRSA 305 Sprints include Midstate Basement Authorities, CNY Farm Supply, the Maguire Family of Dealerships, Eagle Enterprises, LLC, Hoosier Racing Tires and is owned and operated by Mike Emhof Motorsports.

For more information on the series, results, points and 2020 schedule please visit our website www.crsa.myracepass.com

Please visit the Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA 305 Sprints on Facebook (@CRSAsprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

 

 

AMERICAN SPEED U.S. NATIONALS MOVED TO KALAMAZOO

January 25, 2021 – Holly. Michigan – Must See Racing officials today announced that the Engine Pro “American Speed U.S. Nationals” has been moved from Lorain Raceway Park in South Amherst, Ohio to Kalamazoo Speedway in Kalamazoo, Michigan May 28-29, 2021.

The American Speed U.S. Nationals was recently announced when the 2021 MSR tentative schedule was released with limited details. The original concept of the event is to create a true national winged pavement sprint car event that will attract teams from all over the country for the Memorial Day Weekend. Memorial Day Weekend is key to the success of the event with the Monday holiday allowing non-Midwestern teams a travel day.

MSR officials indicated that in the coming weeks public Face Book and invitations to all recent winged pavement series sprint car champions and competitors will be sent out. It is hoped that the event will draw competitors from nearly every single winged pavement sprint car group in the country. It has been long overdue for a pavement version of the Knoxville Nationals where winged pavement teams can square off in a true national format event.

The move to Kalamazoo Speedway is seen by many as an enhancement for the event. Kalamazoo Speedway is relatively closer for west coast teams. In addition, the speedway has a larger seating capacity and a rich history of hosting high-profile open wheel events. MSR officials indicated the move to Kalamazoo will be a long-term partnership with the track and this event will be around for a very long time.

The two-day format will begin on Friday May 28, 2021 with MSR Qualifying, Heat and Qualifying races and complete racing programs for the Must See Racing Lights Series, the National Compacts and local support classes. The following evening will conclude the inaugural American Speed U.S. Nationals with the MSR B-MAIN and a 50-lap $5,000-to-win final with bragging rights on the line to be crowned the first true national winged pavement sprint car champion. The winged Midwest Supermodifieds will also join Saturday’s buffet of racing for the first time at the speedway in nearly two decades, plus the Zoo Stocks and returning National Compacts.

The event will offer over a $30,000 MSR total purse with $5,000 going to the champion and $800 to start the event. It is anticipated this event will also draw a substantial media presence and a very sizable crowd. The national television cameras of SPEED SPORT/MAVTV will also be on hand for this historic event with a taped delayed broadcast planned for a later date.

Visit mustseeraing.com for event details, news and updates.

 


 

Rico Abreu caps Wild Wing Shootout with back-to-back top-fives aboard the Works Limited 57

Dates: Friday through Sunday, January 22-24
Event: Wild Wing Shootout
Series: Open 410 Event
Track: Arizona Speedway (San Tan Valley, Arizona)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 6th (10th)
Saturday: 5th (7th)
Sunday: 4th (7th)

ST. HELENA, California (January 25, 2021) - Rico Abreu’s first weekend aboard the Works Limited No. 57 ended in success, not only scoring three consecutive top-ten finishes during the inaugural Wild Wing Shootout at Arizona Speedway in San Tan Valley, Arizona, but Abreu improved his finishing position each time out, eventually capping the three-race spectacle, battling head-to-head with some of the best 410 racers in the country, with a fourth-place run on Sunday, January 24.

With Paul Silva on the wrenches, Rico Abreu, driver of the Works Limited, Lucas Oil, Curb Records, No. 57 sprint car, kicked-off Wild Wing Shootout action with a sixth-place result on Friday, a jump of four sports after starting tenth on the feature grid. The following evening, Abreu bettered his result and advanced from row four to finish fifth, ending the 30-lap program between Gio and Dominic Scelzi, respectively.

The St. Helena, California-native was forced to start seventh once again on Sunday, but the six-time main event winner in 2020 was not deterred, eventually climbing three spots to finish fourth during the 35-lap, $10,041-to-win Wild Wing Shootout finale.

Tony Stewart was the finale winner, followed by Dominic Scelzi, DJ Netto, and Abreu.

“It was a great weekend for this Works Limited 57. To come right out of the box and show speed all three nights says a lot about our potential together. We still have some things to work on, but I’m confident we have what it takes to be competitive every night we roll out of the trailer,” Rico Abreu said, who scored a pair of top-fives at Arizona Speedway during the annual Copper Classic in November. “I’m excited to see what the future brings for this team.”

An exact schedule for Rico Abreu and the Works Limited 57 team has yet to be determined. Fans wanting to keep up with Rico Abreu and all of his plans should keep in tune online, as well as on social media.

“I want to thank all of my fans for the tremendous amount of support. I truly have the best fans in the world,” Abreu continued. “I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to drive the Works Limited 57. It’s my job to get this hot rod up front and that’s exactly what I am going to do.”

Rico Abreu/Works Limited 57 apparel is currently available for purchase online at www.shoprico.com.

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

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

APPAREL:
Those seeking the latest Rico Abreu/Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit www.shoprico.com, or find Rico’s merchandise trailer at select events during the 2021 season.

2021 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics:
Total Races: 3
Total Wins: 0
Total Top-5s: 2
Total Top-10s: 3
**Stats reflect starts for Rico Abreu, only

 

 

Donny Schatz opens 2021 season with podium, three consecutive top-tens at Arizona Speedway

Dates: Friday through Sunday, January 22-24 Event: Wild Wing Shootout Series: Open 410 Event Track: Arizona Speedway (San Tan Valley, Arizona) Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start): Friday: 2nd (5th) Saturday: 10th (13th) Sunday: 6th (8th)

2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: N/A [Season begins February 5 at Volusia Speedway Park]

BROWNSBURG, Indiana (January 25, 2021) - Ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, officially kicked-off his 2021 campaign and joined some of the best in the business for the three-day Wild Wing Shootout at Arizona Speedway on January 22-24. Three consecutive nights of 410 sprint car competition resulted in three consecutive top-ten results for the Fargo, North Dakota-native, highlighting the weekend with a runner-up finish on Friday, January 22.

Lining up fifth on the Friday night grid, Schatz was an obvious threat right from the start, eventually working his way through the top five before commencing an epic battle with fellow full-time Outlaw, Carson Macedo, for second. Although the pair were unable to truly challenge eventual winner Buddy Kofoid for the top spot, Schatz and Macedo’s struggle for second continued until the end of the 30-lapper, concluding with Schatz holding off Macedo in a sprint to the flagstand; Schatz’ margin over Macedo equaled three thousandths of a second.

Despite missing the podium the following two evenings, Schatz concluded the inaugural Wild Wing Shootout with back-to-back top-ten appearances, first finishing tenth on Saturday, followed by a sixth-place run during the $10,0410-to-win Shootout finale on Sunday.

In all, Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Carquest Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Sage Fruit/Digital Ally/Advance Auto Parts/Rush Truck Centers/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/J&J Auto Racing/No. 15 sprint car, advanced eight positions during Wild Wing Shootout feature competition and kicked-off the weekend with a fast time award on Friday.

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their 2021 campaign with a visit to Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia, on Friday and Saturday, January 29-30. Featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions, the two-day Winter Freeze will feature back-to-back programs awarding a total winner’s share equaling $18,000; $8,000 on Friday and $10,000 on Saturday.

For those unable to make the journey to Screven, FloRacing will be on hand to broadcast the event live. Visit www.floracing.com to learn more.

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

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

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

2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Overall Statistics: Races: 3 Wins: 0 Top-5s: 1 Top-10s: 3 **Numbers reflect overall statistics

2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics: World of Outlaws Races: N/A World of Outlaws Wins: N/A World of Outlaws Top-5s: N/A World of Outlaws Top-10s: N/A **Numbers reflect WoO statistics, only

 

Tony Stewart concludes Arizona Speedway visit with Wild Wing Shootout finale win worth $10,041


Dates: Friday through Sunday, January 22-24
Event: Wild Wing Shootout
Series: Open 410 Event
Track: Arizona Speedway (San Tan Valley, Arizona)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 7th (6th)
Saturday: 13th (9th)
Sunday: 1st (1st)

BROWNSBURG, Indiana (January 25, 2021) - It took just three starts for Columbus, Indiana’s Tony Stewart to find his way to victory lane in 2021, ultimately ending his three-day visit to Arizona Speedway for the inaugural Wild Wing Shootout with a triumph on Sunday, January 24.

Cashing in for a top prize equaling $10,041, Smoke’s Wild Wing Shootout victory occurred from the pole position, eventually leading all 35 circuits around Arizona Speedway while keeping a pair of West Coast heavy hitters, DJ Netto and Dominic Scelzi, in his rearview mirror. A caution with ten circuits remaining set-up a last-ditch effort for the California duo, but the three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and NASCAR Hall of Famer held strong, even withstanding multiple slide job attempts by Scelzi in the closing laps.

Smoke launched the Sunday program with the fastest time during qualifying time trials.

“This is the best track we’ve had all weekend,” said Stewart in Arizona Speedway victory lane. “We knew the start was going to be critical. I felt like we were good right from the start and we were able to set a good pace. Even when we got to traffic, we never lost momentum and we were able to get by guys fairly smoothly. We have a lot of great people behind this car and they allow us to come out here and have fun like this.”

Before parking his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Advance Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Digital Ally/Sage Fruit/FloRacing/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Mobil 1/Carquest Auto Parts/J&J Auto Racing/No. 14 sprint car in victory lane, Stewart kicked-off his Wild Wing Shootout weekend with a seventh-place finish and 13th-place finish, respectively.

Tony Stewart and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their 2021 campaign with a visit to Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia, on Friday and Saturday, January 29-30. Featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions, the two-day Winter Freeze will feature back-to-back programs awarding a total winner’s share equaling $18,000; $8,000 on Friday and $10,000 on Saturday.

For those unable to make the journey to Screven, FloRacing will be on hand to broadcast the event live. Visit www.floracing.com to learn more.

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

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

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

2021 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics:
Total Races: 3
Total Wins: 1
Total Top-5s: 1
Total Top-10s: 2
**Stats reflect Tony Stewart results, only

 

 

HIGH BANKS ADDS FIVE MORE TO 2021 INDUCTION SLATE

by Ray Cunningham

The High Banks Hall of Fame & National Midget Auto Racing Museum is proud to announce our 2021 class that will be inducted on Thursday, August 5th, 2021.

Joining this prestigious group will also be the 2020 High Banks HOF Class whose original ceremony was postponed from last year due to health concerns with Covid 19.

The 2021 Class of 5 will include midget racing greats Keith Rauch, and Wally Zale, as well as sprint car champ Gordon Herring, stock car phenom Lennie Funk, and long-time racing official Charlie Gottschalk.

Arizona native Keith Rauch, the 51 year-old open wheel racer from Broomfield, Colorado, has won 12 RMMRA Midget titles, and 89 feature events, racing with the Colorado series over the last 30 plus seasons. With his first coming in 1993, and his last in 2020. Those accomplishments are club records in for the RMMRA which has been conducting race meets for over 80 years. Keith has also competed during his illustrious career in both the Midget Nationals and the 305 Nationals at Belleville during that time.

The Late Gordon Herring was born in Kansas in 1920, while later relocating to the Denver area. After racing stocks, and roadsters, Herring would become one of the first stars of the BCRA Sprint Car Club out of Colorado in 1958, while also racing with IMCA, and the RMMRA in midgets, as well as the Pikes Peak Hill Climb among other events. In the BCRA Gordon won three Championships as a driver in 1959, 1961, and 1962, racing at venues in Colorado, Kansas, and Wyoming. The 3-time champ later lost his life racing in IMCA sprint competition in 1964 at age 44 after an accident in Owatonna, Minnesota.

Kansan Lennie Funk was one of the greatest drivers in IMCA stock car racing history. The driver from tiny Otis, Kansas, was a farmer by vocation, who in between tending the family soil, went toe to toe with the big boys of the IMCA circuit including Ernie Derr, Dick Hutcherson, and Ramo Stott. The privateer who raced without corporate backing in IMCA from the 1950’s until 1968. Finished as high as 3rd in the point standings running a limited schedule, while winning at venues that included the High Banks, Topeka, and Sedalia. And upon his retirement from competition in 1968 was third place in IMCA lifetime points.

Charlie Gottschalk from Denver has been involved in racing since the 1950’s as a racer, official, and vintage race car enthusiast. Charlie grew up in North Denver and attended the races at Lakeside Speedway during his youth, before becoming a competitor at age 21 in midgets racing in the RMMRA. From 1957-1959 Charlie would race his own car, as well as midgets owned by Marty Weiland, and Co-Owners Bill Hill and Jim Steele. Later Gottschalk would become an official for the RMMRA, as well as the AIMS and SWIMS Midget Series with Mitch Miller. Working with Miller, the likable Gottschalk, who has lived back and forth between Colorado and Arizona over the years, would work as the pit steward for the Belleville Midget Nationals.

Chicago racing phenom Wally Zale was one of the top midget racers during the pioneering days of the sport in the 1930’s and early 1940’s. A member of the “Chicago Gang” of racers that included Tony Bettenhausen, and Duke Nalon, Zale was a top competitor until his untimely death in an automobile accident in 1942. Before then Zale had won championships at venues in Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Missouri. While setting standards for midget wins in a season that have never since been surpassed. In 1936 Zale won 65 features racing in midget competition. And then surpassed that before the WW II shutdown of the sport when the Illinois driver won an all-time best 67 feature events in 1940.

Also being honored in 2021 at the High Banks Hall of Fame Ceremony will be the class of 2020 which includes “Tiger” Bob Williams, and Larry Dickson, as well as the late Roger McCluskey, Rodger Ward, Bob Wente, Bob Tattersall, Cecil Green, Duane Carter Sr,, Carl Williams and Buddy Taylor.

Join us August 5th, 2021, for the High Banks HOF Induction Ceremony and luncheon to be held at the Belleville High School, in Belleville, Kansas. Doors open at 11:00am, food is served at 12, followed by the induction ceremony. This event is open and free to the public. While the luncheon is free with a donation to the High Banks HOF.

 

 

DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW SLATED FOR MARCH 5-7 AT PALMER PARK MALL IS CANCELLED FOR 2021, BUT WILL RETRUN IN 2022

EASTON, PA January 22, 2021 . . . . . . . With CDC guidelines of capacity issues and many unknowns with the pandemic the Dirt Track Heroes show scheduled for March 5-7 at the Palmer Park Mall has been cancelled. The good news is, the event is already booked for 2022.

“After a huge success in 2020, 2021 was set up to be an even bigger and better show, but with too many uncertainties, government guidelines, and state guidelines in place we are forced to cancel” stated Justin Beltrame event organizer. The Palmer Park Mall, a huge supporter of the show, agreed with Beltrame. Mall management is making strides in the former Bon Ton site as they have it all cleaned out all the shelves and tables and are looking to make even more improvements before next year’s show. Beltrame met with the management team on Thursday and while plans for this year were scrapped the discussion about next year took place. “The sky's the limit for next year as the management team and I discussed the improvements in that space as well as brainstormed some outside the box ideas for next year” Beltrame said with excitement. While we looked at future dates in 2021 it was just too hard as there is a small window in March due to the racing season getting underway earlier each year depending on weather depending.

Look for more information about the 2022 Dirt Track Heroes show which will take place March 4-6, 2022. throughout the second half of the year as the behinds the scene work with continue not only with show prep but at the Palmer Park Mall as well. Please check them out all year as they are growing with stores and plan on having exciting events in the old Bon Ton space for everyone to enjoy.

The Dirt Track Heroes Staff wishes everyone a safe and successful racing season.

For more information including sponsorship opportunities, vendor information, car registration for 2022 feel free to contact Justin Beltrame via phone 484-772-7184 or email: DTHShow2021@gmail.com.

A special thank you is extended to all the sponsors who made last year’s event possible to include Quaker Steak & Lube, IRCO Credit Union, Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, Premio Foods, Dirt Track 187 Media, Smith Fabrications, Snyder Videos, Snyder Photos, ARM Automotive, Moe Pagni, APS Powder Coating, Murante Auto Repair Shop, Carl’s Auto Repair, Smitty’s Collision Center, Jeff’s Automotive Service, Mahoning Valley Speedway, Hamlin Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, Oreville Karts, Blue Mountain, Keystone and West End racing groups.

 

 

Champion Oil Unveils a Professional Grade Penetrant for Engine Builders

(Clinton, Mo / 01.22.20) Champion Oil, a globally recognized leader in the development and manufacturing of lubricants and specialty products, announced this week a Professional Grade Penetrating Oil to assist engine builders with rusted and hard to free mechanical parts such as nuts and bolts.

Penetrating oil, also known as penetrating fluid, is a very low-viscosity oil. It helps to metal components, because it can penetrate into the narrow space between the threads of two parts. It can also be used as a cleaner; however, it should not be used as a general-purpose lubricant or a corrosion stopper.

“Champion’s RX-454 is an amazing liquid spray tool that penetrates, lightly lubricates, and stops rust”, stated Karl Dedolph at Champion Brands, LLC. It makes repairs work easier whenever trouble is caused by corrosion, moisture, dirt or friction. Great for drying wet ignition systems, silencing squeaks, and will not harm rubber, plastics or painted surfaces.” https://www.championbrands.com/rx-454-penetrant/

“Using penetrating fluids as general-purpose lubricants is not advisable, because such oils are relatively volatile. As a result, much of the penetrating oil will evaporate in a short amount of time, leaving little residual lubricant. Besides nuts and bolts, other uses include removing chewing gum and adhesive stickers, and lessening friction on metal-stringed musical instruments”, added Dedolph.

RX-454 Directions: TO START WET ENGINES: Remove distributor cap and spray complete electrical system sparingly. TO LOOSEN FROZEN PARTS: Apply freely and allow to run off. TO PROTECT METAL: Apply light, even film. Contains aliphatic hydrocarbons and petroleum distillates. Use in well ventilated areas. This product is compliant for sale in North America. https://www.championbrands.com/rx-454-penetrant/

Part# 4244M 12/9 oz.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 65 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

 

 

DOUBLE M: Marks & McMahan Return for CJB in 2021

Marks to chase All Star Crown while McMahan Runs True Outlaw Schedule


 

CARLISLE, PA. - January 22, 2021 - After one of the most unique years in memory, CJB Motorsports is proud to announce that it will field a two car effort for the majority of the 2021 campaign. Returning for a second season behind the #5 machine will be Pennsylvania driver Brent Marks. Joining him in the CJB ranks will be former team driver Paul McMahan of Tennessee. The pairing was featured at the final event World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event of the 2020 season. For the new year, Marks will chase the Ollies Bargain Outlets All Star Circuit of Champions title, in addition to hitting other major shows.

"I'm really excited to chase after an All Star title with the CJB team," said Marks, pilot of the #5 M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking machine. "We have a really exciting schedule for 2021 and adding that into the mix makes it even more exciting. Things are really taking shape in the shop and the guys have been hard at work preparing for this season. I’m just looking forward to this year. We’re excited about what we are doing this season and I want to thank Chad and this team for giving me the opportunity."


 

Marks took home four victories in his inaugural season with CJB, including a victory in the Governors Reign event at Eldora Speedway.


 

McMahan returns to the CJB stable after a highly successful run from 2013 thru 2015. The veteran driver, wheeling a RE Pierson Construction backed #23 machine in 2021, racked up numerous wins and scored a pair of top-three finishes in the final World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series standings.


 

"Just really looking forward to being back at CJB Motorsports again and working with Barry," McMahan said. "Chad (Clemens) and Barry (Jackson) have always been like family to me, even after we split back in 2015. Want to be a good teammate to Brent, as well. I think we will really help each other out at the track when we race together. The schedule we put together was something Barry and I worked on so we weren’t locked down to a series schedule. We'll run where it makes sense and hit the big money shows."


 

Team owner Chad Clemens is equally optimistic about the teams prospects for 2021.


 

"Glad to have both Brent and Paul back in our stable," Clemens said. "Barry believes in both of these guys and our cars had great speed near the end of last year. We're very lucky that sprint car racing is alive and well in many parts of the country and it is affording us the opportunity to put together these types of schedules. We look to add to our win count and chase those big money races and a championship. Hopefully 2021 is more of a return to normal and we can stay racing consistently."


 

The tentative schedules for both drivers are listed below:


 

Brent Marks schedule


 

Paul McMahan schedule


 

Click here for Brent Marks' apparel.

         

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS:

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


 

ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS:

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

 

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


 

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


 

Manufacturers: All Pro Cylinder Heads, All Star Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, Bell Helmets, BK Racing Ti Components, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Chalk Stix, Cometic GasketsFastener SpecialtiesFK Rod EndsFactory Kahne ShocksHigh Performance LubricantsHRP WingsK1 RaceGearKistler Racing Engines, KSE Racing ProductsLincoln WeldersMoose Blocks, Inc.MSD IgnitionNGK, Spark Plugs, Outerwears, R.E. Electronics, RPM Chassis, RRI DesignsSafety-KleanSchoenfeld HeadersSchroth Racing, Shaver Racing Engines, Team Jack Foundation, Ti22 Performance,  Walker Performance FiltersWeld RacingWilwood BrakesWinters Performance.

 

 

Syracuse Motorsports Expo and Trade Show Cancelled for 2021, Show Looks Ahead to 2022

SYRACUSE, NY – The COVID-19 pandemic has struck again, this time taking down the annual Syracuse Motorsports Expo and Trade Show for the second time.

The yearly event held at the Center of Progress building at the New York State Fairgrounds has been forced to cancel the 2021 edition due to the ongoing restrictions caused by the pandemic. Originally scheduled for March 13 and 14, the show’s promoters are now forced to look ahead to 2022.

“With the current restrictions in place it’s just not going to happen this year,” stated show promoter Jeremie Corcoran. “We were hoping things would begin to open back up so we could have the show. Things are getting better, but we’re just not to the point where we can have the show at the Fairgrounds this year.”

With that in mind, dates are already being planned for the 2022 edition of the event with March 11 being utilized at a setup day with the with the annual tradition carrying on March 12 and 13. More details will follow once they become available.

The Syracuse Motorsports Expo and Trade Show would like to thank sponsors Ferris Mowers, FX Caprara and VP Racing Fuels for their continued support.

Be ready for 2022 as the Center of Progress Building is the site, March 12 and 13, 2022 are the dates, it will be the 35th edition of racing entertainment. For more information visit www.syracusemotorsportsexpo.com or visit our Facebook page.


 

Big Payout on Tap for Bull Haulers Brawl presented by Folkens Brothers Trucking at Jackson Motorplex and Huset's Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Jan. 21, 2021) - An alliance between Jackson Motorplex and Huset's Speedway is yielding yet another marquee event.

It was previously announced the two dirt ovals owned by Tod Quiring are hosting six spectacular nights during a seven-day stretch running June 20-26 titled THE SHOWDOWN, featuring World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series competition in which a driver can earn $180,000 for sweeping the final night of the Huset's 50 and the AGCO Jackson Nationals.

The newest venture is the Bull Haulers Brawl presented by Folkens Brothers Trucking. The 410ci winged sprint car event showcases one night at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., and one at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. If a driver wins both main events he or she will receive a $10,000 bonus.

"We are elated racing is back at Huset's Speedway," Folkens Brothers Trucking President John Folkens said. "We're excited about the races at Jackson Motorplex and at Huset's Speedway as we're looking forward to the Bull Haulers extravaganza."

The opening round is slated for Friday, May 14, at Jackson Motorplex during an event sanctioned by the Northern Outlaw Sprint Association. The A Main offers $5,000 to win and $500 to start. RaceSaver sprint cars will also be in action. Hot laps begin at 7:30 p.m. with racing to follow.

The event finale is Sunday, Aug. 1, at Huset's Speedway. The 410 sprint car main event pays $10,000 to win and $600 to start. RaceSaver sprint cars and late model street stocks are part of the program as well. Hot laps open the night at 7 p.m.

Complete payouts can be found at http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com and at http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com.

"The Bull Haulers Brawl presented by Folkens Brothers Trucking presents a great opportunity for a driver to earn $25,000 for winning both features and claiming the bonus," said Doug Johnson, who is the general manager at both Jackson Motorplex and Huset's Speedway. "There is a great group of local and regional racers that will put on an electric show and we anticipate a lot of the traveling teams will participate as well. A big thank you goes to the team at Folkens Brothers Trucking for coming on board for the two-race event."

JACKSON MOTORPLEX MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through September with Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores 410 winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars, RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc among the featured classes.

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com

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

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

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

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs.

 

Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing Announces 2021 Partner Line-Up, Unveils Paint Schemes


BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Jan. 20, 2021) – With the 2021 season commencing later this week, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) is pleased to announce its 2021 partner line-up and unveil all-new looks for 10-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series (WoO) champion, Donny Schatz, as well as team owner and three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Tony Stewart. The pair, each kicking-off their respective campaigns with Arizona Speedway’s Wild Wing Shootout on January 21-24, will put into practice highly-competitive agendas during the new year, as Donny Schatz will chase an 11th WoO Series championship, and Tony Stewart will battle head-to-head with the nation’s finest in “true outlaw” fashion.

Rush Truck Centers, the premier solutions provider to the commercial vehicle industry, will once again be a primary partner on Tony Stewart’s familiar No. 14, also fueling Donny Schatz’ championship-proven No. 15. Rush Truck Centers is the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, boasting more than 100 dealership locations in 22 states.

Advance Auto Parts, a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers with over 4,800 locations across North America, will also be a primary partner on Stewart’s winged sprint car.

Working together to surpass an impressive 2019 win total for Stewart that equaled ten victories across 410c.i. and 360c.i. competition, the Rush Truck Centers/Advance Auto Parts No. 14 team will spend time with multiple sanctioning bodies in 2021 including the All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC), American Sprint Car Series (ASCS), United Sprint Car Series (USCS), IRA Outlaw Sprint Series (IRA), and the Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA).

“We are proud to continue our partnership with Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing again in 2021 and to have the Rush Truck Centers brand on the winged sprint car entries of Tony Stewart and Donny Schatz,” said W.M. “Rusty” Rush, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Rush Enterprises, Inc. “Just like the drive our employees and customers possess, the TSR teams embody that same determination for success. We look forward to seeing Tony and Donny carry the Rush Truck Centers brand into victory lanes around the country in 2021.”

For a second consecutive season, Carquest, an American automotive parts distribution network owned and operated by Advance Auto Parts through independent retailers, will support Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz as a primary partner setting aim on success from coast-to-coast in 2021 and ultimately a WoO championship.

“Teaming up with champions and fan favorites like Tony Stewart and Donny Schatz is a tremendous opportunity for our brands,” said Junior Word, Division President, Carquest North America. “We are proud to be part of the incredibly successful program that Tony has established while reaching our customers and sprint car fans across the nation. On behalf of our entire team, we look forward to cheering Tony Stewart Racing to many victories in 2021.”

In addition to Carquest, Ford Performance, the official engine provider for TSR, will also return as a primary partner on Schatz’ No. 15. Owned and operated by the Ford Motor Company and headquartered in Dearborn, Mich., Ford Performance is responsible for the brand’s major racing operations globally as well as overseeing the development of Ford’s racing engines.

The 2021 season will see TSR continue its assistance in developing and perfecting Ford Performance’s 410c.i. engine, the FPS 410. In 2020, Ford Performance helped power Schatz to five WoO victories, ending the season third in the Series championship standings. Of Schatz’s five victories two awarded major paydays including a $75,000 check during Schatz’ sixth National Open title at Williams Grove Speedway. A win during Lernerville Speedway’s historic Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup scored Schatz $25,000; the seventh Silver Cup win of Schatz’ career.

Tony Stewart earned FPS 410’s first sprint car victory during IRA action at Plymouth Dirt Track in August of 2019. The 2021 season will be Schatz’s 25th as a full-time WoO competitor and his No. 15 entry will also carry and Ford’s Iconic Silver color to help commemorate the anniversary.

“We’re looking forward to taking what we learned about the FPS 410 engine last year and capitalize on the strong teamwork we developed to make 2021 even better,” said Christian Hertrich, Motorsports Powertrain Supervisor, Ford Performance. “Our goal is to introduce significant hardware updates that will ultimately provide Donny and Tony with a winning package, and the way we plan to do that is by optimizing the use of our Ford Performance analytical tools and testing facilities at both Ford Motor Company and Shaver Specialties throughout the season."

Continuing an 11-year relationship with the Brownsburg, Ind. based motorsports operation, Curb-Agajanian Racing will again partner with TSR as a co-entrant for both Stewart and Schatz. Partnering in 2010 for the first time, Curb-Agajanian Racing, Curb Records and TSR own a longstanding tradition of monumental success, acquiring not only victories but six Knoxville Nationals championships and six World of Outlaws championships.

“Everyone at Curb Records is very excited about continuing our long, successful relationship with Tony Stewart and Donny Schatz,” said Mike Curb, Founder and Owner of Curb Records. “This has been an amazing partnership and we look forward to another history-making season.”

On board for a fourth season at TSR is Sage Fruit, the sales and marketing firm for four grower/packer/shippers of Northwest Tree Fruits, as well as an entity that oversees the farming of several thousand acres of orchards throughout Washington and Oregon, will return in 2021 as a major partner for Tony Stewart and Donny Schatz.

For three generations, Sage Fruit has been delivering the best apples, pears and cherries to consumers from coast-to-coast. To locate Sage Fruit in your area, visit https://www.sagefruit.com/store-locator/.

“With 2020 behind us, we look forward to things getting back to some sense of normalcy in 2021. We look forward to seeing more fans in the stands, more B2B opportunities, Etc.,” said Chuck Sinks, President of Sales and Marketing for Sage Fruit. “We are proud to once again be partnering with the entire Tony Stewart Racing team (TSR), including both the #14 and #15 cars and crews. The Sage Fruit Company has been a long-term supporter of Sprint Car racing and this season will be no exception to our long-term goals of winning and excellence. TSR and Sage Fruit share the same passion and has helped us to create a mutual successful partnership.”

Working to expand its Shield Health Protection Product line as well as its body cameras for active law enforcement, Lenexa, Kansas’ Digital Ally will also return to TSR as a major partner for the 2021 season. Specializing in the design and manufacturing of the highest quality video recording equipment and analytic software on the market, Digital Ally will celebrate two years as a TSR partner in 2021, already helping Donny Schatz earn an impressive 43 WoO top-ten finishes in 54 appearances in 2020.

“We are excited to continue our relationship with Tony Stewart Racing as we begin the 2021 season,” said Stan Ross, CEO of Digital Ally, adding, “Tony’s team has been a valuable partner for our ShieldTM Health Protection Product line that includes safe disinfectants/sanitizers, temperature-screening devices, and PPE supplies. As important our affiliation with Tony Stewart Racing continues to bring increased attention to the critical importance of body cameras for law enforcement. Digital Ally is in a great position to answer the call in providing effective and safe products where and when they’re needed the most.”

Each helping TSR during their quest to find success during the new year, Absolute Automation & Security, empowering clients by integrating technology into their lives with customized automation and security systems that add efficiency, convenience, and peace of mind, and Hunt Brothers Pizza, the nation’s largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry with over 7,800 locations, will each return to TSR as essential partners for the 2021 season.

Stewart and Schatz will commence the upcoming season with Wild Wing Shootout competition at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., on Friday through Sunday, Jan 22-24. The Wild Wing Shootout will kick-off with an open practice session on Thursday, Jan. 21.

For those who cannot make the journey to the Grand Canyon State for the four-day, three-race Wild Wing Shootout, FloRacing will be on hand to bring complete coverage of the event in the form of a live broadcast. For more information, please visit FloRacing online at www.floracing.com.

For details pertaining to Arizona Speedway’s Wild Wing Shootout, such as a schedule of events, gate times, and ticket prices, please visit www.wildwingshootout.com.

 

 

Win the Dash Pocket the Cash!

With thanks to Dave Challons and the Team at Camden Signage and Building Services, there is a little Cash Reward for the Driver who wins the Dash on each night of the South West Conveyancing Fifty for 50 weekend!

Not only will the winning Dash Driver, set themselves up with a pole position start in the feature event, but they will also add a further $250.00 to the Prize Purse, thus ensuring the 8 lap dashes created plenty of interest as the teams battle it out over two nights of action-packed racing.

Tickets for both nights of racing are still available with Saturday nights edging toward the 3000 mark while a few more are available for racing on Friday night.

Intending patrons are reminded that both nights are two separate, full nights of competition with qualifying, heat racing, dashes and the Main events set to feature on both nights of competition.

So, to avoid disappointment, be sure to log onto www.premierspeedway.com.au to grab your tickets today before they are gone.

 

Dollansky Racing Promotions brings world of experience to Dodge City Raceway Park

DODGE CITY, Kan. – Craig Dollansky recalled being much impressed by Dodge City Raceway Park as a driver.

He’s gained an even greater appreciation for the southwest Kansas speedplant since becoming its new promoter.

Well-known for his success on the World of Outlaws circuit and throughout a career that’s taken him to Canada, Australia and New Zealand as well as across the United States, Dollansky and wife Julie make up Craig Dollansky Racing Promotions and will take charge at a track that features seven IMCA divisions this season.

“We’ve gotten a lot of support from the city and the community and met a lot of sponsors. There’s a lot of enthusiasm here,” Dollansky noted. “There’s a lot of things we’ve learned from traveling around to race. We’re looking forward to working with IMCA and we’re excited about embracing a new chapter in life.”

IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks return to weekly and special events programs in 2021. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, Mach-1 Sport Compacts and STARS Mod Lites all make their Dodge City debuts as the 3/8-mile clay oval becomes just the second track to announce plans to sanction seven classes so far this season.

“We like what IMCA stands for, the clarity of their rules and how they look after their weekly classes,” Dollansky emphasized. “We feel great about this. It’s something we look forward to a lot. We like IMCA’s energy and passion. We look forward to working with them and being a complete IMCA track.”

A new scoring tower will be in place and new signage installed before opening night at Dodge City on April 24. The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season runs through Sept. 25.

As part of increased weekly payouts, all weekly Modified features pay $1,000 to win and are Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifiers. Stock Car and Northern SportMod features pay $500 to win, Hobby Stock features pay $400.

RaceSaver Sprint Cars are on a dozen race night cards leading up to the Steve King Memorial Nationals in October. Sport Compacts run on nine nights during the point season, Mod Lites on three.

“I made my living in a Sprint Car for a number of years but I am a fan of all motorsports,” said Dollansky. “The Sport Compacts are a class we wanted to get here because it can get younger drivers interested in the sport. The Mod Lites sound like a great class and we wanted to get them going as well. We will work on getting more shows for them in 2022.”

Dodge City’s Modifieds have been part of the Jet Racing Central Region, the Stock Cars part of the EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region for 14 years. Northern SportMods have been sanctioned for 12 years, and Hobby Stocks have been in the Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region for six years.

Champions’ shares of local track point funds for those divisions will be $1,000 for the Modifieds and $500 for the Stocks, Northern SportMods and Hobbies.

“I raced at Dodge City with the World of Outlaws, enjoyed it from the driver’s view and was fortunate to win here,” Dollansky said. “I never saw the grandstand side then but it’s a terrific facility. It ranks right up there for sure.”

 

 

Area Tracks Align to Revive Western PA Sprint Speedweek in 2021

Shippenville, PA (Jan 19th, 2021) – Owners and promoters of five local tracks within the Western Pennsylvania racing circuit have aligned to rekindle the formerly defunct Western PA Sprint Speedweek for the popular ‘410 Sprint Car’ division this coming summer. Five straight nights of unsanctioned racing are slated to take place under the lights at Michael’s Mercer Raceway (Mercer, PA), Thunder Mountain Speedway (Brookville, PA), Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA), Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH) and Tri City Raceway Park (Franklin, PA).

Previously run under the All Star Circuit of Champions banner from 1993-2000, Western PA Sprint Speedweek has been on a 20-year hiatus while local speedways actively searched for a model that could prove successful for all tracks, drivers and fans involved. Call it perfect timing if you will, because the crop of talent found weekly in our Western PA ‘410 Sprint Car’ fields is growing, and continues to improve each year. The revival of Western PA Sprint Speedweek is aimed at supplementing that growth, while also rewarding area tracks and sponsors for their continuing investment and support of local motor racing.

“The ‘410 Sprint Car’ division in the local area has been through many ups-and-downs over the last two decades, but there’s no doubt it’s as strong now as it ever was”, said Sharon Speedway general manager Dave Willoughby. “You see our guys competing for spots up front everywhere they go, and that even includes out at some of the tougher Central PA tracks.”

Each event in 2021 boasts a standardized $12,000 main event purse, bookended by paying $3,000 to win and $250 to start. A full purse breakdown can be found HERE. A lucrative point fund is also being developed with full details being announced at a later date.

In addition to the increased money up for grabs, the 2021 edition of Western PA Sprint Speedweek aids both fans and drivers alike as the entire five-race circuit can be had for just over 250 miles of travel between tracks from start to finish. The immediacy of the host tracks is a huge benefit for all parties involved, and is regarded by both promoters and racers as a major plus.

Michael’s Mercer Raceway will kickstart the action with a rare Wednesday night race on June 2nd. Interestingly enough, the only other speedweek event ever held at Mercer also came on a Wednesday as they hosted Night #1 of speedweek back in June of 2000.

Thunder Mountain Speedway will follow up on Thursday night, June 3rd as they’ll host their first of two ‘410 Sprint’ shows of the season. This will mark the first visit for ‘410 Sprints’ since the summer of 2019 when Apollo’s A.J. Flick was first to the checkers.

Lernerville Speedway’s Friday night program will mark the midway point of speedweek when they open the weekend festivities. Not only was “The Action Track” on the schedule for all eight years of the former Western PA Sprint Speedweek ran from 1993-2000, but remarkably they were also able to complete each of their scheduled shows free of rain.

Though Sharon Speedway is located just across the state line in Hartford, OH, the 3/8-mile oval has been a staple on the Western PA circuit since operations at the track began way back in 1929. This race will mark the final tune-up for our local contingent as they prepare for the revered Ohio Speedweek stop just 10 days later.

Western PA Sprint Speedweek will conclude on Sunday night at the Merle Black owned Tri City Raceway Park in Franklin, PA. After a brief hiatus, Black purchased the 1/2-mile speedway in 2020, and brought it roaring back to life while featuring the ‘410 Sprint Cars’ as their premier weekly division.

Full schedule
Jun 2nd, 2021 (Wed) – Michael’s Mercer Raceway
Jun 3rd, 2021 (Thu) – Thunder Mountain Speedway
Jun 4th, 2021 (Fri) – Lernerville Speedway
Jun 5th, 2021 (Sat) – Sharon Speedway
Jun 6th, 2021 (Sun) – Tri City Raceway Park

Additional details will be released in the near future regarding the established point fund and other race night details. Stay tuned here and to all of our social media outlets for the latest updates and breaking news related to the 2021 Western PA Sprint Speedweek.

Fans can retrieve more information on each speedway by visiting their websites and social media platforms, or by contacting their individual track offices.

Any companies or individuals interested in supporting Western PA Sprint Speedweek are encouraged to get in touch. For further information pertaining to drivers or interested sponsors, please contact Tyler Beichner by phone or text at (814) 221-1712 or email the speedweek group at westernpaspeedweek@gmail.com.

 

 

X-1 Race Cars Set to Tackle Full World of Outlaws Schedule With Brock Zearfoss Racing

Inside Line Promotions - LOCK HAVEN, Pa. (Jan. 19, 2021) - X-1 Race Cars will have a client as a full-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series competitor for the first time ever in 2021 as the official chassis supplier of Rookie of the Year contender Brock Zearfoss.

Zearfoss has been a customer of X-1 Race Cars and owner Ryan Linder since debuting together at the famed Can-Am World Finals in 2019. The 2020 race season saw Zearfoss pick up two victories behind the wheel of an X-1 Race Car when he scored a win during the Open Wheel Nationals at Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D., and an Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions triumph at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Okla.

"It's a really cool deal to see your hard work pay off and to know my cars are going to be racing against the very best night in and night out," Linder said. "After getting to know Brock and his team over the past years I know they have a great program and I'm proud to have them represent X-1 Race Cars on the Outlaws tour. I'm going to do whatever I can to make sure their rookie year goes smoothly and hopefully they find Victory Lane a time or two."

Looking to build on that success together, Zearfoss is excited to make the jump to a full-fledged Outlaws campaign and he believes that X-1 Race Cars gives him the best opportunity for success on the road.

"We've worked together now for a couple of years and Ryan and his X-1 Race Cars consistently have provided me with great equipment that has allowed me to be competitive every time we hit the track," Zearfoss said. "The Outlaws tour can be vigorous and tough and you need great partners and equipment to make it work on the road. With Ryan's craftsmanship and attention to detail I know we have the very best equipment and I'm looking forward to the upcoming year representing X-1 Race Cars across the country."

More importantly, Zearfoss appreciates that Linder is willing to listen and is open to suggestions on how they can improve the product to better suit his team's needs at any time. Zearfoss said he believes this is something that sets X-1 Race Cars apart and he is hopeful the tweaks they are making can benefit other potential suitors of X-1 Race Cars.

"Ryan is so receptive to my ideas and wants and is always willing to try something different if it means making sure we are happy and feel good behind the wheel of the car," he said. "We're constantly kicking ideas around on how we can maybe get faster and feel safer and that's what makes X-1 Race Cars so special.

"He gives me that freedom as a driver and if it works like we hope, it will not only benefit us as a team, but maybe it helps Ryan sell a few more chassis and we can bring in some more business for him."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.X1RaceCars.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/X-1-Race-cars-132228736836684

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ryan_Linder

X-1 RACE CARS -

X-1 Race Cars is a custom sprint car chassis business that was established in 2010 by sprint car racer and master fabricator Ryan Linder. The company relocated in 2017 to the Northeast to better serve a hotbed of sprint car racing in Central Pennsylvania and New York.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Bound for Arizona to Kick Off Busy 2021 Slate

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2021) - Dominic Scelzi has high hopes for a stellar 2021 season, which begins this weekend.

Scelzi and his family owned team are heading to the desert to tackle the Schaeffer's Wild Wing Shootout this Friday through Sunday at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz.

"We've worked hard this offseason to get more speed out of the race car," he said. "We've been to several tests. We've worked hard to qualify better. The first night is a practice so we'll try to learn that night as well. I'm hoping that we'll have something to show for it and be able to qualify in the top 16 every night."

Scelzi has only been to the dirt oval a couple of times with his best result of eighth occurring in 2017.

"I went to an ASCS race down there and a World of Outlaws race there so I don't have a lot of laps," he said. "We're excited to get the ball rolling on the 2021 season."

Scelzi said he has an ambitious season planned with most of his races in his home state of California.

"We're planning on running for the King of the West-NARC championship," he said. "I think we'll race most or all of the shows in Tulare and in Hanford. We'll do all of the World of Outlaws races out here. We plan on hitting the California scene pretty hard."

UP NEXT -

Friday through Sunday at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., for the Schaeffer's Wild Wing Shootout

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Scelzi Enterprises

Scelzi Enterprises builds the finest utility truck bodies in the USA, including flatbed bodies, water truck bodies, custom truck bodies, service truck bodies and more. After nearly 40 years in business Scelzi Enterprises occupies 20 acres in South Fresno with additional pool and assembly locations in Oregon, Washington, and Southern California. For more information, visit http://www.SEInc.com.

"Scelzi Enterprises is a family business that has been around far before I was born," Scelzi said. "Now I have a role there. It's my daily job and something I really enjoy being a part of. It gives me a lot of pride to represent our family business on the side of our race cars."

Scelzi would like to thank Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Panella Trucking, Whipple Superchargers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., FK Rod Ends, Red Line Oil, Roth Motorsports, Schoenfeld Headers, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, K&N Filters, Sparco, Allstar Performance, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Auto Meter and Worldwide Bearings for their continued support.

 

 

Chase Johnson Records Top 10 Prelim Result Before Making Saturday's Chili Bowl Nationals A Main

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 19, 2021) - Chase Johnson achieved his goals last week during the 35th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.

Johnson guided a Heffner Racing midget to a top 10 during his preliminary night before locking into the coveted A Main during the finale inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

"I think it was a success," Johnson said of his first time driving for the team. "To be able to be back in the big show on Saturday night was our goal going in there. I've done it before and to do it again with another team is a reassurance that I belong there."

The 300-plus drivers competing during the marquee midget event were split into five preliminary nights with Johnson racing on Tuesday. He opened the action by winning a heat race from the pole position.

"The heat race was great," he said. "We got into some trouble in the qualifier and bent up some parts, but were able to salvage a fifth-place finish. That was good for points and put us in a good spot for the rest of the night. In the B Main we got some good laps and more of a handle on the race car. We finished second to transfer. I knew we had a good car going into the A Main. I thought if we kept our nose clean we could make our way to the front."

Johnson did just that as he maneuvered from 19th to seventh on the challenging track.

"We had a good car and I could pretty much put it anywhere," he said. "We were really good in the beginning before the track took rubber. I think we could have gotten into the top five without it taking rubber. I also made some mistakes and missed the rubber two times, which let two people get by me. To be able to go from 19th to seventh was pretty good and put us in a good spot for Saturday."

Johnson lined up on the outside of the sixth row in a B Main during Saturday's finale. He gained a half-dozen positions to place sixth, which earned a transfer into the main event.

"I felt great," he said. "It was the same thing as Tuesday night going into the A Main. I knew if we stayed out of trouble and kept our nose clean we could get the job done. To be able to pass that many cars in a stacked B Main was pretty awesome. The track was really racy. I could put the car anywhere. I just had to make good decisions.

"Then it was a fresh track for the A Main after they reworked it. We picked off one car and I was staying on the lead lap. I felt faster than the guys ahead of us, but with the track being narrow you can't do too much. I felt like we were going to move forward later in the race, but we had an engine problem that ended the night early. It was a bummer ending, but it was great to be in the field.

"I want to thank Mike Heffner and Sean Michael for the opportunity. They gave me a great car and we had a fun week racing together."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 12 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 1 (1); Qualifier: 5 (3); B Main: 2 (3); Feature: 7 (19).

Jan. 16 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - B Main: 6 (12); Feature: 20 (21).

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - PitStopUSA.com

PitStopUSA.com is an online motor sports superstore that offers more than 40,000 different circle track parts, supplies, tools and accessories from more than 400 of the premier brands in the industry. PitStopUSA.com specializes in racing safety equipment and is proud to offer the widest assortment anywhere. For more information, visit http://www.PitStopUSA.com.

"Pit Stop USA has been a huge supporter of mine since the beginning of my sprint car career in 2010," Johnson said. "Pit Stop USA not only makes sure that I have the correct safety equipment needed, but offers only the best products we bolt onto our race cars. They have made race shopping easy with their great customer service and a top of the line website. I couldn't be happier to represent the online motor sports superstore."

 

 

PACE RUSH RACING SERIES 2020 SEASON DEEMED VERY SUCCESSFUL DESPITE COVID-19 PANDEMIC; 8 NEW CHAMPIONS CROWNED PLUS 4 IN THE NEW KARTING SERIES

By Mike Leone & Doug Kennedy

January 19, 2021) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Pulaski, PA)...While the COVID-19 pandemic certainly did its best to disrupt the Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC 2020 season and forced the cancellation of the awards banquet that was scheduled for January 16, Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone were still able to crown champions for all of the RUSH divisions. Despite the pandemic, 2020 featured strong car counts in all of the RUSH Series divisions and also saw debut of the new RUSH Karting Series. In fact, the Late Model Tour averaged more than 38 cars per event for the second straight year!

Capturing 2020 championships on the dirt were Jeremy Wonderling (Late Model National Weekly & Touring Series), Logan Zarin (Late Model Futures Cup), Kassidy Kamicker (Late Model Wheelman), Jeremy Weaver (Sprint Car Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series), Nolan Groves (Sprint Car Futures Cup), Chas Wolbert (Sportsman Mod Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Weekly Series), Rob Kristyak (Sportsman Mod Wedge Motorsports Route 7 Rumble), Ayden Cipriano (Hovis Sportsman Mod Futures Cup), and Dennis Lunger, Jr. (Pro Mod Weekly Series).

In the new RUSH Karting Series, the following won the inaugural titles: Jay Groves (Adult Flat), Nolan Groves (JR-2), Ryan Chase (JR-1), and Kaden Pyle (Amateur/Rookie).

For the third consecutive year, Jeremy Wonderling earned the RUSH Late Model Touring Series thanks to top six finishes in all six races; meanwhile on the Weekly side, Wonderling captured nine feature wins propelling him to his first National Weekly Series Championship, worth $5,000. Wonderling beat out Max Blair, who had won the crown five of the last seven years, by just one-point! Wonderling also won the Bradford Speedway track championship.

Wonderling, 40 of Wellsville, NY, has had a very successful racing career starting in an IMCA Modified in 1998 before moving on to "360" Late Models and winning four BRP Series championships. From there, Wonderling started his RUSH Late Model career in 2014. Wonderling has won better than 100 feature events.

It certainly wasn’t an easy year for race tracks to deal with the pandemic, but in the case of RUSH, Wonderling felt they did about as good as anyone. “They tried to keep everything as safe as possible and tried to get as much racing in as possible.”

“Financially, RUSH is the smartest thing to do and the most economical," stated Wonderling, who also ran a limited schedule of Super Late Models in 2020. “It’s hard not to run the RUSH Series for what they pay and what Vicki and Mike do for the series. I have to give a shout out to Joel Smith of Close Racing Supply, Jim Stephens from Penske Shocks, and Jason Ore from 955, who all keep my racing program going."

Eighteen year old, Logan Zarin, is the son of longtime Super Late Model driver, Jim Zarin. Zarin, who lives in Moon Township, Pa., has been racing since 2017. Besides his 2020 "Futures Cup" championship, Zarin won the prestigious Western Pennsylvania Rookie of the Year in 2018.

“I think RUSH is a great class,” said the 18-year-old who won three features in 2021 at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway. “They do a lot of great things like Manufacturers Night and keep their costs as feasible as possible. Vick is a great promoter; she’s brave and not afraid to take chances. RUSH did what they could to get us a place to race, in fact, all of the promoters did a pretty good job of working to allow us to race."

New to the RUSH Racing Series in 2020 was Kassidy Kamicker. In her rookie RUSH Late Model season, the 17-year-old Aliquippa, Pa. driver not only was able to win the "Wheelman" title as part of Touring Series' non-qualifier events, but also finished runner-up in the "Futures Cup", and 10th in Touring Series driver points.

Prior to last year, Kassidy’s racing experience came with seven years of racing a go-kart racing. Her racing program is a family run operation that also includes her parents Craig and Melanie along with her uncle Jason George.

“I think she did very well for being her first year,” said her mom Melanie. “She raced at PPMS and Lernerville and expects to do that again this upcoming season.”

“It’s a good program,” Kassidy said. “There are a lot of drivers and I like it. Winning the title was really cool. I didn’t think I was going to come close to winning something like that in my first year. I’m really looking forward to 2021.”

In his first year in a Sprint Car, Jeremy Weaver captured the Equipment Rentals Weekly Series Championship. The 19-year-old Stoneboro, Pa. racer was victorious five times in the Hull Racing #41 with wins coming at Lernerville, Sharon, Tri-City, and Tyler County Speedways. Weaver is also a past winner in the RUSH Sportsman Modified division where he was the 2017 "Futures Cup" champion. While Weaver is moving on to "410" Sprint Car racing in 2021, legendary hall of fame racer Rod George will return to racing and move into the Hull Racing #41.

“I’ve been involved in racing my entire life and there is no other track or series that has ever had a point fund like the RUSH Series," acknowledged owner Ted Hull. “It’s all about the points. There are rules that are working that would never work for any other track or series and that’s because they tech so well. When the race is over, you better be right because they will be looking.”

“It’s been a blessing for me,” Weaver said of RUSH. “I started my career through RUSH. It has given me a great stepping stone for other types of racing in the future. It’s an affordable and diverse division for anyone from beginners to future hall of famers who haven’t raced in a couple of years.”

After finishing second or third for each of the past four years, Chas Wolbert finally got over the hump to garner the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Weekly Series Championship for the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. The 26-year-old Warren, Ohio Mod Lite graduate led the way with 11 feature wins in 2020 and has upped his all-time leading total in the RUSH Mod division to 33.

“I love the Series and its very economical,” expressed Wolbert, who finished second in the Route 7 Rumble Series points. “It’s the closest thing to having a Big-Block Modified without spending $40,000 for a motor. Vicki did a great job of trying to keep us racing in 2020. I’m sure they (Vicki and Mike) will continue to work hard in the offseason to get us places to race and do things to expand our car counts.”

While he came up 17 points shy of Wolbert in the Hovis Weekly Series points, Rob Kristyak was able to win the inaugural "Route 7 Rumble" Series Championship presented by Wedge Motorsports. The 42-year-old Bristolville, Ohio racer accumulated the most points of any racer amongst all Raceway 7 and Sharon Speedway events in 2020. While Kristyak earned $500 for the championship, the program will return to bigger and better for year number two with $1,000 going to the 2021 champion and paying down eight positions.

Kristyak's racing career began in 1986 in a Go-Kart. For 17 years he competed in the Big Block Modifieds. In 2017 he decided to sell all of his big-block equipment and move into the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. Kristyak's last two seasons have been very rewarding and he points to the RUSH Series as one of the main reasons.

“We’ve been really enjoying it,” Kristyak said of the Sportsman division. “It’s very competitive and there are a lot of top runners out there. For a limited budget team like ours, it’s been excellent, and Vicki works very hard to make this Series right.”

Ayden Cipriano, who is 14 years old, has been racing since he was seven competing first in a Junior Sprint. This past year was Ayden’s first year in a full-size car and capped it off with the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "Futures Cup" crown in the Sportsman Modifieds. In addition, Ayden finished sixth in points in both the Weekly Series and "Route 7 Rumble". He had five top five finishes including a career best third at Pittsburgh on September 26. His parents, William and Sara, are his biggest supporters, both physically and financially.

“I love the Series,” said William. “Vicki does a great job finding places to race and even with the virus this year, it was still good and I’m very happy with it.”

As for his rookie season, Ayden said, “This season could have been better, and it could have been a lot worse. I feel like I could have improved my driving earlier in the season, but I definitely feel like I got better as the season went on. To win the championship is special. As far as RUSH, I like it a lot. I like my competitors and the people in control."

“I felt like they were smart with all the precautions they took with wearing masks and keeping social distances,” added Ayden. “I felt RUSH did a whole lot better than other places we went to this season.”

Speaking of Ayden's mom Sara, she will be presenting the "Loyalty Program" through Waterstone Mortgage Hermitage in 2020. One lucky RUSH Mod member racer will win a complete RUSH Sportsman Modified Pace Performance 602 crate engine package (carb to pan) valued at $8,000 at the season ending event on October 16 at Lernerville.

At 52 years of age, Dennis Lunger, Jr. just keeps on winning. The Albion, Pa. veteran has raced a Stock Car, E-Mod, Super Late Model, RUSH Late Model, and most recently, a RUSH Pro Mod where he's coming off his unprecedented fourth straight Weekly Series Championship! Overall, he's won 11 titles, seven of those coming with RUSH.

“We’ll go for five next year,” Lunger said, who was still manage to win four feature events and finished out of the top two only four times in 14 starts. But he also added that this upcoming season could be his final one.

While there are currently 44 RUSH Pro Mod races scheduled at four different tracks for 2021, Lunger would like to see more tracks get involved with the Series. “I raced more RUSH races this year, but at fewer tracks. Losing Stateline (COVID-19) was big for me. I like the RUSH Series. They’ve always run a tight ship by enforcing the rules and you can’t beat the payouts plus it’s economical.”

The Groves family of Sugar Grove, Pa. captured three RUSH titles this past racing season! Jay, a 16-year veteran of Micro Sprint racing in addition to two years in a "360" Sprint Car, was in a Kart for his very first time and won the Adult division title, worth $1,000.

“I thought it was great,” Groves said of this past season. “The class is very competitive and is very well matched. It’s not only good as an introductory class, but also as a class that drivers are looking forward to doing something different. Being the first year for the Karts and having the pandemic put them somewhat behind the eight-ball, but I definitely see it growing for 2021 and beyond."

In addition to the "Futures Cup" title in the RUSH Sprint Cars, Jay's son Nolan also campaigned a JR-2 Kart and won that championship, worth $500. “It was challenging at times, but we learned a lot and came on pretty strong at the end of the season,” Nolan said of his 2020 season. “With our knowledge of Karts, we knew we had some high expectations coming in, but I think we also learned a lot throughout the season.”

Nolan grew up racing Karts, having won eight titles along the way, but it’s a Sprint Car where he hopes his future lies. “My goal is to eventually get into a Sprint Car full-time,” said Nolan. “It’s always been a dream of mine.”

The Groves own Kart Works, which is run by Jay, his father-in-law Jay Anderson along with Nolan. They are a distributor for Go-Karts and accessories as well as a dealership for RUSH. Kart Works has been integral in the development of the RUSH Karting Series. Kart Works has been around for about 10 years and has 50 plus customers in Kansas, New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.

At 11 years old, Ryan Chase of Youngsville, Pa. has been racing a Go-Kart for the last four years. Ryan earned $400 for winning the inaugural JR-1 class title. His dad, David, really likes the Series and hopes it will take off. “I really like the idea of no tire prep. I like the sealed motors and the spec tires.”

“I really think the Adult division is going to take-off, but I hope it does for the kids as well,” added David. “It’s a good playground for drivers who want to do something different as well as for young kids who are getting started in racing. Hopefully, we’ll be doing RUSH for a longtime to come, no matter what division we are in.”

Nine-year-old Kaden Pyle has been racing for the last year and a half and garnered the inaugural Amateur class title, worth $300. “I was proud of him winning that championship,” expressed his father Cody, who has raced Mini Stocks. "He definitely improved as the season went on. Last year was kind of hard for everyone because of the virus, but Vicki was always there when we needed to get answers to questions. His plans next year are to move up to the JR-1 class. We’re definitely going to stick with RUSH no matter what even when he’s ready to move into a bigger car, like a Modified.”

RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Pace Performance together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Flynn's Tire, FK Rod Ends, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Waterstone Mortgage Hermitage, CrateInsider.com, Vahlco Wheels, and Wedge Motorsports.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Anticipating Electric 2021 Campaign

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Jan. 18, 2021) - Excitement is brewing as the kickoff nears for the new partnership between Big Game Motorsports and dynamic driver David Gravel.

A fresh, new design has been revealed for Big Game Motorsports, which will also be promoting one of sprint car racing's greatest weeks of racing in 2021 - THE SHOWDOWN. Big Game Motorsports Owner Tod Quiring plays host to a mega week of action with THE SHOWDOWN starting on June 20 with a 410ci winged sprint car event followed by two days of the Huset's 50. All three nights are hosted by Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., before Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., showcases the famed AGCO Jackson Nationals June 24-26.

The final five nights of THE SHOWDOWN are World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races with a total purse exceeding $500,000. Additionally, if a driver is able to win the final night of the Huset's 50 and the AGCO Jackson Nationals he or she will bring home a whopping $180,000.

"I'm really looking forward to David coming on board with our team for 2021 and getting back to a full-time World of Outlaws schedule," Quiring said. "I feel we have built a top-tier team to compete at the highest level.

"I'm super excited about the acquisition of Huset's Speedway. Our team has put together an extremely entertaining schedule for both Huset's Speedway and Jackson Motorplex for 2021 that race fans won't want to miss."

Gravel was recently selected as the Big Game Motorsports driver and the team will return to full-time status with the World of Outlaws this year.

"I'm looking forward to this relationship with Tod and everyone in his camp," he said. "We've been in talks for years and finally got to make it happen. It's time to go and get racing again."

Gravel also noted his excitement when looking ahead at an ambitious summer, particularly at the events at Huset's Speedway and Jackson Motorplex.

"2020 was supposed to be an extremely exciting year for sprint car racing," he said. "With the coronavirus we got that taken from us. I am looking forward to the big things we are going to accomplish in 2021. With Tod building the AGCO Jackson Nationals and now turning Huset's into part of that is great. It should be a record year for sprint car racing with the record purses we'll have."

The season begins Feb. 3-7 when Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., hosts the 50th annual DIRTcar Nationals. The first two nights are Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions races and the final three are with the World of Outlaws.

UP NEXT -

Feb. 3-7 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the 50 th annual DIRTcar Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

THE SHOWDOWN -

THE SHOWDOWN is one of the biggest weeks of racing for winged sprint car drivers. The action begins on June 20 with a $5,000-to-win 410ci winged sprint car event followed by two days of the Huset's 50. All three nights are hosted by Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., before Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., showcases the famed AGCO Jackson Nationals June 24-26. The final five nights of THE SHOWDOWN are World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races with a total purse exceeding $500,000. Additionally, if a driver is able to win the final night of the Huset's 50 and the AGCO Jackson Nationals he or she will bring home a whopping $180,000.

TICKET LINK -

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

 

 

Fatheadz Returns with Bacon and Hoffman for Title Defense

Fatheadz Eyewear will return as the primary sponsor for the Hoffman Auto Racing 69 with Brady Bacon as the driver for the 2021 USAC National Sprint car season. Fatheadz came on board as the primary sponsor for the team part way into the 2020 season and helped boost Bacon and HAR to the USAC National Sprint Car Title. The Championship was the 12th Owners title for Hoffman Auto Racing and Bacon’s 3rd driver’s title. Brady Bacon has been a part of Team Fatheadz for eleven consecutive years and looks forward to another successful season. “The support we have received from Rico Elmore and Fatheadz Eyewear over the years has been crucial to our continued success. We are so grateful for the role Rico played in our Championship season in 2020 and hope to defend our title once again flying the Fatheadz colors in 2021” explained Bacon. “I am also excited to introduce our fans to Fatheadz’s expanding number of great new lines and styles of eyewear and apparel.” President of Hoffman Auto Racing Rob Hoffman adds, “We are extremely proud to represent Fatheadz Eyewear again in 2021 and feel fortunate to be involved with a great company whose high standards, quality, and values mirror our own.” “Brady has served as a great ambassador for Fatheadz through the years. We are excited to have him back as part of Team Fatheadz this year, and look forward to supporting him as he chases another championship,” said Fatheadz Owner, Rico Elmore. The Fatheadz Eyewear 69 Hoffman Auto Racing team will kick off their USAC Title defense in Ocala, Florida at Bubba Raceway Park for the 12th edition of Winter Dirt Games on February 11-13th and will follow the entire 50 race USAC National Sprint Car Schedule. ABOUT FATHEADZ: Founded in March 2004 under the direction of Rico Elmore, Fatheadz first started by catering to men with heads too large to fit in standard width sunglasses comfortably. To solve this issue, Elmore created a product line with four oversized sunglasses available in varying colors. Fatheadz has now grown to encompass nine distinct lines of eyewear of all sizes for both men and women. With over 1000 unique product offerings, innovation continues to drive Fatheadz’s customer centric business.

PARTNERS:

Brady Bacon Racing and Hoffman Auto Racing’s partners include Fatheadz Eyewear, Champion Oil, Gene Franckowiak, Drivewfx.com, Elliott’s Custom Trailers, ATC Trailers, Tel-Star Technologies, Dragonfly Aviation, Lykins Oil, Triple X Race Co., Next Level Metal, Hoosier Tire, XYZ Machine, Heath Clips Lawn Care, A&B Café, Cobalt Civil, ProGlide Coatings, FK Indy, Engler Machine and Tool, FK Rod Ends, Specialty Rigging, Keizer Wheels, Purple Heart Foundation, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Simpson Racing Products, Smiley’s Racing Products, R&R Enterprises, DMI, , Chalk Stixx, Wilwood Engineering, Lajoie Seats, Smith Precision Products, Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, MyRacePass, Schroth Racing, Saldana Racing Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products and Schoenfeld Headers.

 

 

RULES RELEASED FOR THE NEW PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY/VENUTRA RACEWAY SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES

(Perris, CA, January 16, 2021) Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian has released the rules for the brand new So Cal Sportsman Sprint Car Series that will make its debut in 2021. The series will have races at The PAS as well as the Ventura Raceway. There will be a series champion crowned at the end of the year as well as a champion for each track. The first race at The PAS will be May 22nd with the first race at Ventura still to be determined. All rules, regulations, and contact information are listed below.

Kazarian will be one of Dave Stall’s guests on “The Racer Radio Show” this Sunday, January 17, to talk about the new class and its rules. The show airs from 3:00 – 4:00 PM PDT and you can listen live online at the following link https://theanswersandiego.com/ or 1170 AM on your radio dial if you are in the San Diego area. He will come on at 3:30.

2021 SO CAL SPORTSMAN Sprint Car Rules

DISCLAIMER:

The rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the condition of all events, and, by participating in these events, all participants are deemed to have complied with these rules. No expressed or implied warranty of safety shall result from the publication of or compliance with these rules and/or regulations. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and in no way a guarantee against injury or death to a participant, spectator, or official.

EACH race director shall be empowered to permit reasonable and appropriate deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in his opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. No expressed or implied warranty of safety shall results from such alterations of specifications. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the officials. Their decision is final.

On occasion when situations arise that are not covered by written rules, special rulings may be put into effect by the Series of Track Officials. Once such rulings are acted upon, they may be added to the existing rules and/or procedures.

The SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES will compete at the Perris Auto Speedway and the Ventura Raceway. There will be an overall series Championship along with separate Track Championships. Information regarding Race Format, Championship Points, Entry Fee’s and Purse’s are discussed at the end of these rules. THE DIRECTORS OF THE SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES is Don Kazarian/Perris Auto Speedway and Jim Naylor/Ventura Raceway

Contact Info:

Don Kazarian – Perris Auto Speedway

Email: kazariandon@gmail.com

Jim Naylor – Ventura Raceway

Email: jnaylor222@aol.com

Engine sales and/or technical support contact Don Blackshear at Pace Performance

888-748-4655 E-mail:donblackshear@paceperformance.com

Website/Link: https://paceperformance.com/i-20758461-gmp-88869602-s-pace-gm-factory- sealed-602-sprint-car-crate-engine.html

A LOCAL DEALER AND ENGINE SERVICE FACILITY WILL BE NAMED IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

AGE REQUIREMENTS:

Anyone 14 – 17 years old (subject to a Birth Certificate or Passport) are eligible to compete in this Series at both tracks. Anyone younger than 18 years old must have their parent or legal guardian execute a “Minors Release of Liability” form prior to competing in the series.

GENERAL CODE OF CONDUCT:

THESE GENERAL CODE OF CONDUCT MAY BE SUPERSEDED BY EACH TRACK’S OWN CODE OF CONDUCT POLICIES.

1. General - All drivers crew chief, car owner, crew member and/or team representative agree to act in a professional manner as determined by Track Officials. The professional manner includes, but is not limited to verbal representation, written representation, any representation that may represent the SO CAL Sportsman Sprint Car Series. Verbal abuse may result in an immediate disqualification from the event. Repeated violation(s) may also warrant fine and/or suspension.

2. While we recognize your right to express opinions on social media, drivers and crew members should be advised that threats against officials, other drivers or crew members will not be tolerated. Any action by a driver or crew which appears to be the execution of a threat will result in penalties via suspensions and/or fines against the driver and/or car owner. The driver or car owner will be held responsible for the actions or members of his or her crew.

3. Any driver/owner that disparages SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES in any publication (including messages boards, social media, etc.) may be suspended for a minimum of one event and/or fined.

4. All drivers must arrive at Series races in a timely manner so that they may participate in the entirety of the racing event.

5. No driver will be permitted to compete and/or participate while under the influence of any alcoholic beverages and/or illegal sub- stances. If a driver is found to be participating in such a manner, an immediate suspension will be invoked.

6. Any driver, during an event; a competitor, crew chief, car owner, crew member and/or team representative may be requested to report to the Pit Board for consultation with Track Officials. The request may be communicated over the one-way radio and/or verbally. Failure to comply with the request will be subject to fine and/or suspension and/or any other action deemed appropriate by Track Officials.

The SO CAL Sportsman Sprint Car Series is a professional organization and will conduct itself so in its dealings with everyone, including fans, drivers, team members, Series sponsors, team Sponsors, tracks and the media. The Series therefore expects the same from its drivers, team members and team sponsors. The Series organizers and officials therefore reserve the right to take disciplinary action against anyone who brings the Series into disrepute by their actions, either on or off the track.

In the event of any felony conviction of a driver, team member or team sponsor, the disciplinary action shall be a minimum one-year ban from the Series, beginning with the date of the conviction, or, the date of the completion of any incarceration subsequent to said conviction, whichever date shall last occur.

Disciplinary action may also include, but is not limited to, the right of the Series organizers and officials to suspend either temporarily, or permanently, any driver, team member or team sponsor whose actions, in the sole opinion and discretion of the Series organizers and officials, may have resulted in, or may result in, harm or detriment to the SO CAL Sportsman Sprint Car Series events.

The Series organizers and officials also reserve the right to request the removal of any derogatory or distasteful statements on any racecar or hauler. Failure to comply with this request for removal may result in disqualification from some or all of the SO CAL Sportsman Sprint Car Series events.

Participants grant and assign to SO CAL Sportsman Sprint Car Series, its affiliates and SO CAL Sportsman Sprint Car Series Sponsors the non-exclusive rights and authority to use my image and likeness, including my name, nickname, initials, picture, photograph, animation, persona, autograph/signature (including facsimiles thereof), voice, biographical information, and/or any and all other identifying characteristics, including the image of my vehicle, whether portrayed in still or action pictures, drawings, or other artistic renderings, in connection with my participation in SO CAL Sportsman Sprint Car Series Events and for any and all uses or purposes that publicize and promote SO CAL Sportsman Sprint Car Series or any of its affiliates in any way in any and all media or formats.

ENVIRONMENTAL WARNING:

1. Any driver or crewmember found to be altering, by means of contaminating the racing surface or pit area or racing entrances and/or staging or technical inspection areas or ANY part of the event grounds or properties and nearby driveways will be disqualified. The local authorities and/or agencies may be notified and the violator(s) and their information may be turned over to these authorities at that time.

2. No race cars or vehicles including, but not limited to race trailers, or support vehicles or trailers will be allowed to carry or conceal, in marked, unmarked or using any form of misrepresentation of jugs or bottles or carrying devices of any type (with concerns to chemicals), for the purpose of altering, conditioning or changing a tire’s baseline settings (from its original factory set baseline settings) will be allowed in or around the/any SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Event/s. All local authorities and applicable agencies may be called and the violators and their information will be turned over to these authorities at that time.

TECHNICAL RULES & REGULATIONS

It is ultimately the obligation of each participant to ensure that their conduct and equipment complies with all of the applicable rules, as they may be amended from time to time; any amendments supersede any previous rules regarding any technical and/or aspect. An amendment is effective upon the date of the publication of the amendment regardless of when a competitor receives the actual notice.

Any new components, including engine components, suspension components, body designs, frame designs and/or components of any type utilized in competition must be approved by Track Officials prior to being introduced into competition.

ENGINES:

1. The General Motors (GM) Engine part number 19370602 19258602 is the only engine permitted in all SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Sprint Car events.

2. All engines utilized in this division MUST be purchased from Pace Performance (50 Kargo Ave., Boardman, OH 44512 - Contact Don Blackshear at 330-726-3802). Note: SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Authorized Engine Rebuilders MUST also purchase engines from Pace Performance.

The mandatory base engine package from Pace Performance included the following:

· GM Engine part number 19258602

· Crate Innovations CII-2001 crank, hub & yoke assembly

· Crate Innovations BLK216 carb spacer & linkage

· 6 official SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES wire cable seals plus one additional SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES QR coded wire cable seal (all installed & recorded for engine tracking)

· Rear of camshaft will be drilled and tapped to accept spud to operate cockpit fuel and power steering pumps

· Installation of low profile oil pan and oil pump pick-up

· A complete engine sale and seal tag reporting form

Additional MANDATORY components that may be installed by Pace Performance, a SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Authorized Rebuilder or Racer:

· One unaltered approved MSD RPM (rev) limiting box, part number 8727CT. The black wire must be grounded to the motor. Rev limiter box MUST be set as 6,200 RPM. The box must remain operable and working condition, prior to, during and after all racing events. The rev box must be in clear view without removing the hood.

PENALTIES: If rev limiter box is found to be not set at specified RPM of 6,200, driver and car will be disqualified for the night's events and both driver and car owner will be suspended for the next completed SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Sprint Car event

The wiring must remain as specified by the ignition amplifier box manufacturer.

PENALTIES: If wiring is found not to be installed properly per amplifier box manufacturer's specific instructions, driver and car will be disqualified for the night's events and both driver and car owner will be suspended for the next SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES event.

· One unaltered Holley 750 CFM Classic HP Carburetor, mechanical secondary, calibrated for methanol part #0-80535-1

·One Chevrolet Performance installed HEI distributor & ignition is required. The distributor advance curve may be "locked". Competitor may be asked for electronic ignition at any time to be sent for testing and inspection. Failure to relinquish electronic ignition will result in disqualification (loss of points and monies) and "refusal of tech" penalties.

· All remaining parts must be stock as manufactured

· Schoenfeld Headers steel part # 1022LCM2 is required. Collectors or modifications to headers will not be permitted.

· If required, Schoenfeld part #63030 mufflers are mandated. Mufflers must remain unaltered from the manufacturer and remain attached to the headers at all times. All muffler and header components must remain intact and operating. All mufflers must be welded and securely mounted. Mufflers that are mounted with pop rivets and/or sheet metal screws will not be permitted.

3. The General Motors (GM) Engine part number 19258602 Pace Performance sealed pro sprint engines will also be allowed to compete under these guidelines; engine must retain all 6 official Pace registered wire cable seals along with the Pace QR coded tracker seal, and the engine is also required to have a SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES QR coded wire cable seal installed prior to competing in any event.

4. All engines are to remain sealed from the factory. These engines are sealed at the intake manifold, cylinder heads, front cover, and oil pan with special GM twist off bolts or cap seals. The original factory seals (bolt-type or cap seals) must remain unaltered. Tampering, removal, or modifications of any type and/or broken factory seals, bolt type or cap seals, will not be permitted and will result in an immediate disqualification from the event (loss of points and money). The engine may be impounded immediately for further inspection.

5. The exception to this will only be in the event a rebuild/repair is required. This rebuild/repair must be authorized by The SO CAL Sportsman Sprint Car Series office, at which time the engine may be repaired/ or possibly rebuilt providing all guidelines and specifications set forth in the GM Technical Manual #88958668 are met; otherwise the GM Engine must remain unaltered in any way.

6. Only SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES seals will be accepted in the event of an engine repair/rebuild, and must be installed by a SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Authorized repair facility.

7. Engines must be sealed in all of the above locations with either the "original" GM twist off bolt heads or cap seals, SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES seal tags, or a combination of the "original" GM twist off bolts or cap seals, and/or SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES seal tags.

8. The sealed engines must remain intact and not be tampered with; any seals that have been tampered with, removed, or modified, and/or broken will make the engine illegal and will result in an immediate disqualification from the event (loss of points and money). The engine may be impounded immediately for further inspection. Modifying any internal engine parts or changing the parts from stock as delivered sealed from the factory will result in disqualification for the night's event (loss of points and money), loss of all Series points to date in the division the infraction occurred in, suspension from all Series competition for 365 days, fined $1,000, and an indefinite probation; penalties apply to both driver and car owner.

9. The permitted crate engines must not be altered, modified, or changed from the GM specifications set forth in the GM Technical Manual #88958668; no changes are allowed to the engine- intake manifold, heads, valve covers, front cover, oil pan, harmonic balancer, or any other part or parts on or in the engine.

10. Only GM parts will be permitted for rebuild/repair work excluding engine bearings. Replacement engine bearings can be OEM. Replacement bearings must be the same dimensions as the factory GM bearing and/or .002 in all dimensions. NO bearing coatings allowed!

11. Only GM Crate Engine specific valve springs may be used for replacement and/or repair, Part Number # 10212811 for singles or part number 19154761 for kit of 16 springs. Valve springs may be shimmed to GM manual specs only.

12. SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES GM Crate Engine rebuild/repairs must be authorized by SO CAL Sportsman Sprint Car Series. SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES GM Crate Engine rebuild/repair procedure works as follows:

A. SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES authorized rebuild/repair center must complete the SO CAL Sportsman Sprint Car Series Engine Seal Request, Engine Parts Release, and Engine Owner & Authorized Rebuild/Repair Facility Agreement forms must be completed in their entirety and EMAILED to Don Kazarian (kazariadon@gmail.com) or Jim Naylor (jnaylor222@aol.com) to receive permission for an engine to be rebuilt or repaired.

B. Only SO CAL Sportsman Sprint Car Series authorized engine rebuild/repair facilities may be utilized.

C. Upon completion of the rebuild/repair(s) the engine must be ‘resealed’ using SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES seals before being released for competition.

D. All engine information regarding rebuild/repairs and/or engine introduction must be retained by SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Authorized Engine Repair Facility and emailed to kazariandon@gmail,com to be recorded into the rebuilt/repaired engine spreadsheet, which includes the engine owner, driver at time of rebuild/repair, engine serial number, repair, type of repair and/or what type of service was performed to any engine, along with SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES seal numbers and specific location of the seals.

13. Engine's GM serial number and when applicable SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES build certification number must be clearly visible to Series' or track technical inspectors.

14. SO CAL Sportsman Sprint Car Series Officials reserve the right to inspect exchange and/or confiscate any GM Crate engine, or other specified engine component. Refusal to surrender an engine or other engine part for inspection, exchange or confiscation, will result in disqualification for the night's event (loss of points and money), loss of all Series points to date in the division the infraction occurred in, suspension from the Series competition for 365 days, fined $1,000, and an indefinite probation; penalties apply to both driver and car owner.

15. ANY VIOLATION OF THE ENGINE RULES AND/OR FACTORY SPECS INSIDE THE SEALING SYSTEM OF THE ENGINE WILL result in disqualification for the night's event (loss of points and money), loss of all Series points to date in the division the infraction occurred in, suspension from all Series competition for 365 days, fined $1,000, and an indefinite probation; penalties apply to both driver and car owner.

After the suspension period, the driver and/or car owner can only compete in Series events with an engine equipped with original factory GM sealing bolts or cap seals, or SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES seal tags. For subsequent violations in regard to any illegal modification to any GM Performance Parts Crate Engine, an indefinite suspension may be issued.

16. Any violation of the engine rules and/or factory specs outside the original GM twist off bolt heads or cap seals and/or permitted Series seal tags on the engine will result in the driver and car being disqualified from that event (loss of points and money). Multiple infractions outside the sealing system will result in the penalties stated in the "Multiple Infractions" section of the rules.

17. The engine must be centered in the front of the chassis and placed in an upright position.

ENGINE PROTESTS/SELECTION:

1. Any race track and/or SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Director(s) are authorized to call for an engine inspection or tear down at any time. Tear down and inspection will be performed by SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Tech/Competition Director. If this happens, Track/Series will remove engine at race track and impound until inspection day can be arranged for all parties involved. (See paragraph number five for procedures if selected car is to race in successive events.)

2. The protest fee for a complete teardown of an engine that finishes the A main in the top five is $2,000, and must be made by a driver/owner that finishes in the top five. $300 of protest fee will go to Series or Track and the remaining $1,700 will go to the winner of the protest.

3. The protest fee for a partial tear down of an engine that finishes the A main in the top five is $1,500, and must be made by a driver/owner that finishes in the top five. $300 of protest fee will go to Series or Track and the remaining $1,200 will go to the winner of the protest. A partial tear down will include the following: cam profiled along with the timing components, lifters, and cylinder heads verified.

4. Protest and fee in cash must be made to the specific track (i.e. Perris Auto Speedway) given to the Tech Inspector, Race Director, or Track Tech Inspector and paid within 15 minutes of the checkered flag of the feature. Protest cannot be withdrawn once it has been declared. Protested competitor cannot counter- protest in the same event.

5. At any time an engine is protested and driver/car owner accepts protests and agrees to tear down, the engine being protested must be removed immediately and impounded by Series/Track. Protested engine will be sealed by SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Official or person(s) appointed by SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES to insure that it has not been tampered with, and to verify engine's identity. Any refusal to permit engine confiscation will result in disqualification for the night's event (loss of points and money), loss of all Series points to date in the division the infraction occurred in, suspension from all Series competition for 365 days, fined $1,000, and an indefinite probation; penalties apply to both driver and car owner.

6. If the protested car wishes to race in successive PAS-sanctioned events within 72 hours (three days) the following will apply ONLY at the discretion of a SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES DIRECTOR (Don or Jim) reserve the right and also grants the right to the speedway tech officials to seal or otherwise identify the protested engine to allow the car to compete in successive events within 72 hours (three days). Further postponement of tear-down will be at the discretion of SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Directors. The driver and/or owner has the option whether to surrender the engine on the night it's protested or have it identified and retained for the successive races. However, if the driver chooses to compete with the engine after its selection for tear down, and that engine is found to be out of compliance with SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Technical/Engine rules, the driver will be disqualified from all races entered after the engine was protested, in addition to the race when engine was protested. SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES may assess penalties for each race in which the selected engine was used after its selection, if it is found to be illegal. If the engine is found to comply with all applicable rules, then driver/owner will be awarded all money and points earned for each event.

7. At this time, the feature finish will be frozen until inspection is complete. In the event of a disqualification, finishing position, points and monies would be adjusted accordingly.

8. Failure and/or refusal to tear down an engine and/or for your race car to be inspected by the Series Officials at any time will result in disqualification for the night's event (loss of points and money), loss of all Series points to date in the division the infraction occurred in, suspension from all Series competition for 365 days, fined $1,000, and an indefinite probation; penalties apply to both driver and car owner.

9. Inspection location will most likely be at approved local Dealer and Service Facility. Although other inspection locations could be selected. There will be no dispute over SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES DIRECTOR’S choice of location.

10. Driver and/or car owner and one other representative of the team will be allowed in the tech area during the engine teardown. Only one representative from the team protesting the engine will be allowed in the tech area during the engine teardown. Additional attendees must be approved by SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES pursuant to a written request. Protestor and protested driver and/or car owner along with the confiscated sealed engine and/or parts must be present at predetermined location. All parties must remain present during the entire tech procedure.

11. Note: All removed original GM bolts or cap seals and/or SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Seals must be returned immediately to the current approved Engine Service Facility.

12. Engine infractions "within the bolts" will result in disqualification for the night's event (loss of points and money), loss of all Series points to date in the division the infraction occurred in, suspension from all Series competition for 365 days, fined $1,000, and an indefinite probation; penalties apply to both driver and car owner.

13. In the event that the series confiscates an engine, for inspection, and said engine is found to be legal, and comply with the all the rules, the "Series" will provide a full GM gasket set, and the seals to reassemble engine at no charge to the authorized rebuilder and engine owner. If engine is protested by another racer for inspection, the engine owner is responsible for all expenses required for reassembly.

CARBURETOR/THROTTLE

1. Carburetor must be run as produced and must pass gauge test. Jets and power valves may be changed.

2. Carburetor must be mounted parallel to intake.

3. Air induction inserts or other devices to direct air to intake are not permitted.

4. Fuel regulator required.

5. A minimum of two return springs must be connected to the throttle.

6. Pipe plugs must remain in manifold heat crossover port on GM 602 crate engines.

7. No carburetor spacer permitted other than throttle linkage plate, part #BLK-216, between the carburetor and intake manifold.

8. Holley 26-342 float bowl vent tube check valves are mandated.

AIR FILTER:

1. One round type air filter element maintaining a minimum of 4 inches and a maximum of 14 inches.

2. K&N Style Air Filters are permitted.

3. Air filter top and bottoms must be steel or aluminum; plastic air filter top or bottoms are not permitted.

4. All air shall be filtered through the filter element.

5. Carburetor inserts to direct air into the carburetor are not permitted.

6. Air boxes, hoses, or any device that directs air into the air cleaner are not permitted.

7. Hood scoop permitted, but cannot be sealed to the air cleaner assembly.

COOLING SYSTEM:

1. Crankshaft belt driven water pumps only.

2. Fans, if used, must be water pump driven. Fans must be steel, aluminum, or plastic if utilized. No electric fans permitted.

BATTERY AND CHARGING SYSTEM:

1. 12-Volt sealed battery required. The battery voltage must not measure more than 14.3 volts. Step up transformer and/or any other device designed to increase voltage will not be permitted. No16 volt or lithium batteries permitted.

2. Battery must be securely mounted with positive fasteners and brackets in the engine compartment. The battery terminals must be insulated and enclosed with a non-conductive material that will prevent contact with any part of the race car should the battery become dislodged from the battery mount.

3. A clearly marked main electrical shut off switch, within the driver's and safety crews reach, is mandatory and must be mounted in the driver's compartment.

FUEL PUMP:

1. Fuel pump MUST be driven from the rear of the camshaft in conventional sprint car location.

FUEL/FUEL CELL:

1. Any brand of Methanol will be permitted for SO CAL Sportsman Sprint Car Series events. In the event an “OFFICIAL FUEL” is announced, there will be a grace period so the race teams can use their existing fuel inventory prior to a mandate to use the Official Fuel.

Additives and/or blending of any type or other performance enhancing chemical additives will not be permitted. Fuel may be tested from time-to-time and/or submitted for verification by designated SO CAL Sportsman Sprint Car Series and/or Track Officials to Sunoco Race Fuels. It is the racer’s responsibility to know what he or she is putting in the fuel cell.

2. Series reserves the right to check fuel anytime. Three samples will be taken by SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES or Track Official. Each sample will be indentified as sample #1, sample #2, and sample #3. Sample #1 will be retained by Series and sent to the lab; sample #2 will be given to selected fuel's driver/owner; and sample #3 will be retained by Series to be utilized as a tie-breaker in the event any issues may occur with samples #1 & #2. In the event driver/owner chooses to send sample #2 to be analyzed, SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES must approve the selected lab. Fuel samples not conforming to SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Fuel rule will be deemed illegal.

3. Series Officials may amend the fuel rule for any event, and will inform competitors.

4. PENALTIES FOR FUEL VIOLATIONS: Disqualification from event (loss of points and money) in addition to the following penalties:

· First Offense: $500 fine & 30-day suspension from any future event plus all related lab testing costs.

· Second Offense: $1,000 fine & 90-day suspension from any future event plus all related lab testing costs.

· Third Offense: $2,000 fine & 365-day suspension from any future event plus all related lab testing costs.

ALL DECISIONS ARE FINAL!

5. A conventional tail tank fuel cell is required. The fuel cell must be of once piece construction of cross link polyethylene plastic. Alterations and modifications will not be permitted. Fuel cell must meet SFI Specification 28.2.

6. The same fuel cell/tank must be used in the same car for the entire race program. The fuel cell/tank may be changed at the discretion of the SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES if the cell/tank has been contaminated and/or physically damaged for any unforeseen reason.

7. For the purpose of inspection, the driver and/or crew must be prepared to drain fuel upon request for inspection and/or measurement.

8. A clearly marked fuel shut-off valve, within the driver's and safety crews reach, is mandatory and must be mounted in the driver's compartment.

9. On board fire suppression system is highly recommended.

BRAKES:

1. Steel or aluminum rotors only; carbon fiber or carbon composite brake discs or components are not permitted.

DRIVE TRAIN/REAR END:

1. Standard conventional Sprint car style rear ends only, no midget or hybrid rear ends. Ring gear dimension minimum 10".

2. Magnesium rear end center section, bells and rear cover are permitted.

DRIVESHAFTS:

1. Steel driveshaft’s only.

2. A drive line containment system; a steel torque ball housing made of a minimum of .120 wall thickness magnetic steel attached to the firewall with steel bolts is mandatory. A torque ball u-joint containment blanket is highly recommended in conjunction with the drive line containment system to shield revolving parts within the cockpit.

CHASSIS/FRAME:

1. All cars must be rear drive only

2. Roadster type chassis will not be permitted

3. Only torque tube style drivelines, utilizing one U-joint will be permitted. The torque tube must be bolted directly to the face of the rear axle center section without any interruptions; the torque tube must be one solid piece.

4. The driver must be seated directly behind the engine; centerline of top of seat at the driver's helmet cannot be any more than 1" off centerline of roll cage.

5. All cars must have a roll cage, which is integral with the frame and does not encroach upon an imaginary cylinder, 20 inches in diameter, extending through the top cockpit opening directly above the seat. The roll cage should extend 4" above the driver's helmet when seated in the driving position.

6. The following frame measurements are minimum dimensions. Only those areas indicated are mandatory and subject to technical inspections. In lieu of the “butt” bar, a car’s rear end can be tethered to the rear chassis. ASTM4130 normalized steel is suggested. See drawing 16.8.a.r.

7. Top rails 1 ½” x .095”, bottom rails 1 3/8” x .095” or 1 ½” x .083”. Roll cage uprights 1 3/8” x .083”. Roll cage cross member 1 ½” x

.095”

8. Upper rails 1 3/8” x .083”. Rear end safety “butt” bar 1” x .083” or 1 ¼ X .065 brace 1 ¼” x .065”

9. Sprint Car roll cage halos are mandatory. Halo minimum 1 1/2" x .095".

10. All chassis will be required to have additional bars installed to support and decrease the span between the front and rear uprights in the drivers area. The new support bars must be in addition to the front and rear uprights. Any attempts to manipulate the front and rear uprights to conform to these measurements will not be allowed at the discretion of SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Officials. These additional bars will be minimum 1.375 X .083 ASTM4130 normalized steel or equivalent material as per SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES current rule.

Left and right side support bars may be one of the three designs below. Left and right side support bars do not have to be of the same design.

Left and right side support bars may be one of the three options:

A. Support bar may be designed similar to what was known as a “safety bar”. It must be attached to the top rail at a point 15” to 20” from the rear of the front upright. It must attach to the hip rail and have a gusset attached to the rear upright near a point opposite of the rear brace/shock mount bar. The curve must be between 4” and 7” measured from outside of the rear upright tube to the outside of the support bar. See Diagram #16.12.1

B. Existing chassis with a left side support bar installed (formerly called safety bar) that do not meet the option one specification above, may add a gusset that attaches to the top rail 15” to 20” from the rear of the front upright and angle to the support bar. The existing support bar tubing must meet the minimum as described above (1.375 X .083 ASTM4130 normalized steel or equivalent material). See Diagram #16.12.2

C. A support bar may be added to the top rail at a point 15” to 20” from the rear of the front upright and to the rear upright near a point of the rear brace / shock mount bar but no higher than 7” above the hip rail. This bar may have a slight curve near the rear upright to accommodate elbow room and ease of fitment. See diagram #16.12.3

11. Slip-tubing is not allowed in the chassis construction. Any existing slip-tubing must be replaced or welded. Clamped or bolted slip tube joints will no longer be allowed.

12. The chassis must have a minimum of four (4) mounting points for securely mounting any manufacturer’s seat per the seat and chassis manufacturer’s specifications.

13. Nerf bars and rear bumpers must be made from magnetic steel and/or stainless steel. The bumpers must be a minimum of one (1) inch in diameter and have a minimum material thickness of .065 inches.

14. Full size nerve bars are mandated. Nerf bars must have a forward attachment point, forward of the front motor plate, and must be positively fastened with bolts & nuts. Left and right nerve bars must attach to the chassis at three points. Nerf bars may not extend past the outside edge of the tires.

15. The front bumper must not extend more than eight (8) inches from the frame and/or the measurement from the center of the front axle to the front of the front bumper must not exceed 23 ½ inches.

16. For any car to be pushed off at any time the rear bumper must be in place behind the tail tank.

17. The top of the roll cage shall have a maximum outside width of 29.5 inches. Bracing that would prevent the driver’s ability to exit through the opening and/or inhibit safety/rescue workers ability to extract the driver will not be permitted.

18. The cockpit horizontal middle frame bar will have a maximum outside width of 28.5 inches.

19. The bottom frame rail will have a maximum outside width of 26.5 inches.

20. All tubing utilized in the construction and/or fabrication of the main frame must be round in shape. Any other shapes, such as elliptical (oval) tubing will not be permitted.

21. Only steel or aluminum floor plans will be permitted.

22. The minimum wheelbase will be 83 inches. The maximum wheelbase that will be permitted will be 90 inches. Centerline rear axle to front king pin center line.

23. Front anti-roll torsion bar assemblies (sway-bars) will not be permitted.

STEERING & SUSPENSION:

1. Removable steering wheels incorporating a quick release mechanism conforming to SFI Specification 42.1 are mandatory. Pip pin type mechanisms are not allowed.

2. No independent suspension

3. No rack and pinion steering allowed or any type of steering dampeners permitted.

4. Welded aluminum or titanium suspension parts prohibited.

5. No electronic weight, shock, sway bar or any other suspension item adjuster permitted.

6. Radius rods must be attached to the chassis and axle attachment points with said rod ends and no other devices between rod ends and attachment points will be allowed. Radius rods may not be attached within the confines of the cockpit. Devices that are designed to change the length of a radius rod in any way while the car is moving will not be allowed. Items such as but not limited to springs, air chambers and/or shock absorbers will not be allowed in any form on radius rods.

7. Radius rod protectors will be permitted. Vertical openings 10" in height x 24" long and extend no more than 4" from outside edge of lower frame rail.

8. Maximum of four torsion bars; no coil over type suspensions permitted.

9. Drag links must be made of 4130 steel a minimum of one (1) inch in diameter and a minimum material thickness of .058 inches. Tie rod and left front radius rod must be 4130 steel with magnetic steel rod ends. Swaging of the tubing for tie rod and drag link will not be permitted. The drag links must be tethered to the frame with a minimum of one (1) inch nylon webbing.

10. Hollow and/or drilled bolts, fasteners, and/or hemi joints (rod ends) will not be permitted.

11. Front axles must be made of magnetic steel. Maximum width is 54” measured on centerline of axle with a minimal tube diameter of 2 1/4”. Axles with a tube diameter of 2 1/4” must have a minimal wall thickness of .120”. Axles with a tube diameter of 2 3/8” or 2 1/2” must have a minimal wall thickness of .095”.

12. Front hubs are to be constructed of aluminum or magnesium only.

13. Front axle tether systems are highly recommended. If utilized the tether mounting must meet the SFI 55.1 specifications which includes two (2) Veteran® HS V-12, or Dilemma 12 tethers attached to the chassis. Tether systems must include a “king pin to king pin” tether that will attach to the axle clamp/band. Tether cables should be installed using the manufactures provided fasteners.

Tethers of any type must be installed and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

14. Torsion arm stops are mandated on both sides of the front torsion bars. The retainer may be of the rod-type with a securing cap or insert with an expanding mandrel and/or any other Series approved torsion arm stop design. Torsion arm stops must be installed and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. The following torsion bar stops(s) are recommended:

· Moose Block 1200 Retainer Kit

· All Star Performance All Star 10730 Retainer

· Marring Safety Retainer

· Butler built Mandrel

· DMI – T-REX (Torsion Restraint Express System)

· Schroeder Part number “BARS” (for Schroeder bars with relief in ends), Schroeder Part Number: “RWLAR” (Wedge Lock) The recommended torsion arm stops part #'s may be revised from time-to-time. EXOTIC MATERIALS:

All exotic materials are illegal including titanium, tungsten and/or carbon fiber. Exception: magnesium rear end center section, bells, and rear cover along with wheel centers, and front axle hubs will be permitted. Carbon fiber seats will also be permitted. No other magnesium parts will be permitted.

WHEELS:

1. Only aluminum wheels will be permitted. Plastic and/or carbon fiber wheels are not permitted.

2. The wheel diameter must be 15".

3. The wheel width for drive wheels is limited to a maximum of 18" on the right rear and a maximum of 15" on the left rear.

4. A tire bead locking device must be utilized on the outer bead seat of the right rear tire and wheel assembly.

5. All wheels centers must be aluminum or magnesium only and are subject to SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES approval.

6. All bolts are mandatory in bead lock and wheel centers.

7. Tire bleeders of any kind will not be permitted.

WHEEL COVERS:

Only steel wheel cover fasteners permitted. It is highly recommended that wheel covers have a minimum of 5 mounting points. However, 5 and 3 mounting point wheel covers will be allowed for competition under the following conditions: Wheel covers having a minimum of 5 attachment points may continue to use steel dues fasteners. Dues fasteners must be made of steel only. Wheel covers having only 3 attachment points must be bolted-on at all 3 points utilizing a minimum 1/4" or 5/16” magnetic steel hex head bolt and an approved fastening (nut assembly) system.

Approved fastening (nut assembly) systems:

1. Precise Racing Products Part # WCBK

2. Keyser Manufacturing Part #100 7-101.

3. Wears Manufacturing Part # WM377A-312 Aluminum 5/16" / WM377S-312 Steel 5/16"

4. Triple X Chassis Part # SC-WH-7810(for a 1” spring) / SC-WH-7820 (for a 1 3/8” spring)

5. Smith Precision Products Part # MC-516-18

Optional fastening systems that are equal or superior to the above-approved system will be readily approved at the sole discretion of Technical Officials. TIRES:

1. Front Tires:

· Any 8" wide front Hoosier Tire is legal. Hoosier 85.0/8.0-15 D12, D15, or D20 are recommended.

2. Rear Tires:

· Left Rear:

o SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES 92.0/14.0-15

o SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES 94.0/14.0-15

o SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES 96.0/14.0-15

· Right Rear:

o SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES 103-14.0-15

SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES will allow a “simple” re-groove and/or sipe ONLY on the factory pre-molded cross marks found on each individual block of the Hoosier tires. The groove is not to exceed the pre-molded marks. A #1 or #2 grooving head and blade is recommended. Be advised that these grooves may not extend into the sidewall of the tire.

There is to be NO siping (other than the pre-molded cross marks) or needling of the Hoosier tires. Light buffing is permitted, but MUST be done in a manner as to NOT create a sipe (cut/split) in the surface of the rubber. Note: Small cuts that are not consistent with a buffing pattern MAY be acceptable. Rule of thumb: If you can see it, it's too deep; if you can feel it, it is way too deep. (See the tech official for a ruling before competition).

Altering tires by any means of needling or chemical treating is strictly prohibited!

Burn-off: Newly-sanctioned speedways that previously had a crate engine Sprint Car programs will be permitted a burn-off period for previously allowed tires determined by Series Directors.

Speedway(s) and/or Series Officials have the ability to mandate the harder compound option on the right rear if track conditions warrant.

Series Officials may amend the tire rule for any event if track conditions warrant, and will inform competitors.

2. WARNING: SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES and Hoosier Racing Tires strictly forbids any chemical alteration of the tire carcass and/or tread compound such as tire soaking or use of tread "softener". SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES and Hoosier Tire strictly forbids the physical defacement (removal, altering, or covering) of tire sidewall markings in any manner. Failure to comply with this warning could result in premature or catastrophic tire failure and may result in serious injury or death.

3. Series may take physical samples of tire(s) to insure that no competitor has employed any chemicals to alter the performance of his or her tires at any time. Three samples will be taken per selected tire; samples will be taken by SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES or Track Official. Each sample from selected tire will be indentified as sample #1, sample #2, and sample #3. Sample #1 will be retained by Series and sent to lab; sample #2 will be given to selected tire's driver/owner; and sample #3 will be retained by Series to be utilized as a tie-breaker in the event any issues may occur with samples #1 & #2. In the event driver/owner chooses to send sample #2 to be analyzed, SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES must approve selected lab. Tire samples not conforming to manufacturer’s submitted factory benchmark will be deemed illegal.

4. It is the driver's responsibility to know what is on their race car at all times. Any used wheels or tires that may be suspect by the driver should not be used.

5. Any tire thought to be physically defaced or altered will be confiscated. While tire is in question, all money and points for that driver will be held until a ruling is made final. Any tire deemed to have been physically defaced or altered will be result in disqualification from the event (loss of money and points) along with the following: PENALTIES FOR ILLEGAL TIRES:

· First Offense: $500 fine & 30-day suspension from all future sanctioned events plus all related lab testing costs.

· Second Offense: $1,000 fine & 90-day suspension from all future events plus all related lab testing costs.

· Third Offense: $2,000 fine & 365-day suspension from all future plus all related lab testing costs.

Failure to allow any tire(s) to be confiscated for any reason by a SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Official will result in a $750 per tire fine and 45-day suspension from all future events in addition to any other fines and penalties. All decisions are final.

SHOCKS:

Shock absorbers are restricted to six part numbers manufactured by Bilstein on a proprietary basis for the SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Sprint Car Series (sold at $140).

The only allowable part numbers are:

· RUSH 1-5

· RUSH 7 4.5-5

· RUSH 8 4.5-4.5

· RUSH 8 5-3.5

· RUSH 8 8.5-3

· RUSH 8 7-3

Each shock is identified by the word RUSH then the stroke length of the shock. The following number after the stroke length number is the rebound damping value expressed by a whole number, a dash, and then the compression damping value expressed by a whole number. Example: RUSH7 1-5. This is a 7" stroke SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES/RUSH shock with a 1 rebound and a 5 compression, and would be referred to in the industry as an "easy up". Suggested SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Sprint Car Bilstein Shock Setup Guide is available here: https://www.rushsprintcars.com/Bilstein%20Shock%20Setup%20Guide%20Sprints.pdf

Only SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Sprint Car Series/RUSH shocks by Bilstein may be used in competition at any location on the race car. Only one shock absorber is allowed per wheel.

Shock covers permitted, but must be removed for all technical inspections.

Shocks may not be altered in any way; shock shafts may not be shortened nor strategically bent to seek a handling advantage, gas pressure must not have been altered, and no tampering with the pistons, seals, oil, shock body or valve stack is allowed. SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES competitors agree to willingly relinquish any one or all shock(s) from any position or all positions on his or her race car that comes into question to SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES tech officials for dyno testing and inspection to determine whether it is, or is not, a legal, unaltered shock. Shock(s) confiscated for further testing will be tagged by a numbered wire seal with Bilstein part numbers and wire seals documented on an official SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Shock Confiscation form. Competitor must accept from tech officials a shock(s) of the same valving part number in return for the shock(s) relinquished.

If, upon dyno testing and inspection, it is determined that the gas pressure, seals, piston, oil, shock tube, rod, or valving has been altered in any way, the shock absorber will be determined illegal and SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES published penalties will apply.

SO CAL Sportsman Sprint Car Series Officials reserve the right to technically inspect exchange and/or confiscate any specified Bilstein sealed shock at any time. Failure to surrender the shock(s) and/or submit the shock(s) for inspection equals disqualification from the night's event, loss of all Series points to date, suspended from all PAS-sanctioned Series competition for 365 days, and fined $1,000.

Any violation of the SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Bilstein spec shock rule will result in the driver being disqualified for the night's event, loss of all Series points to date, suspended from all PAS-sanctioned Series competition for 365 days, and fined $1,000.

WEIGHT:

1. 1550 lbs. with driver after the race.

2. Any car that is found light at the scales following qualifying/time trials will lose its time and start from the rear of a heat. Any car that is light at the scales following a heat race, B main/consy, or feature will be disqualified from the event. The track scales will be considered the official scales for the event.

3. Additional bolt-on weight will be permitted, but MUST be mounted and fastened to the frame and/or chassis in a secure manner. All additional bolt-on weight MUST be mounted and fastened in the area between the bottom frame rails, front and rear axles, and no higher than midrails at cockpit. All weight MUST be mounted within confines of frame. Bolt-on weight must be painted white with car number. No weight may be added during yellow or red flag. Penalty for losing weight on race track is disqualification from the event they are competing in.

BODY:

1. Only standard type Sprint Car bodies, tail tanks and hoods permitted.

2. An effective firewall must be installed between the engine compartment and the cockpit. It must be as leak proof as practical.

3. Carbon fiber material or its derivatives is not allowed for any body panels or other components.

4. Side foils, rudders and/or panels that extend beyond the rear of the cage support bars will not be permitted.

5. Nose pieces and/or the top portions of the hood must not extend forward of the leading edge of the front torsion tube. Torsion tubes must be positioned in what is considered a conventional location. The hood side paneling or other side body pieces must not extend forward of and/or below the front axle.

6. Sun visors must not extend forward more than 9" from the front of the forward most edge of the roll cage/halo tube, and may not be wider that the width of the roll cage. Sun visors must be flat on both sides. Sun visors may not obstruct driver’s vision and will be at the discretion on Track Officials.

7. Wedges and/or foils underneath the racecar will not be permitted.

8. Pieces that are added to the basic frame to resemble imitate and/or be specifically designed to deflect, trap and/or form a pattern for air to travel in a directed manner, except for those used to cool and/or protect the motor and the brake system will not be permitted.

9. Mirrors of any kind, whether attached to the racecar and/or the driver will not be permitted.

10. All cars will be required to run a full sprint car type hood. Side panels covering the sides of the engine and/or vertical spill plates may not extend vertically more than 1" higher than any part of the hood covering the engine bay behind the front engine mount.

11. Right side cockpit panels must have a minimum opening of 100 square inches. Panels that restrict the driver's vision will not be permitted; and will be determined at the discretion of Track Officials. .

12. Safety bar(s) and/or arm guard paneling that protrude outward from the frame rails for the purpose of creating room for the driver will be permitted. The guard(s) and/or paneling will be permitted to extend a maximum of 7”-inches as measured from the outside edge of the middle frame rails and must remain above the middle frame rail. The sole purpose of this area is creating elbow room for the driver. The elbow room must remain above the upper “middle” frame rail and may not extend rearward of the leading edge of the rear axle. Reference 15.7 P for additional information concerning body panels.

13. A maximum 1 ½ inch wide by 20-inch long exhaust fume deflector, located on the bottom side-body panel at the rear edge will be permitted. The turnout angle must not exceed 90 degrees.

14. Other side paneling must be fabricated flat and must not extend past the outside edge of the frame rails more than the thickness of the paneling material.

15. Side body panel designs and/or concave surfaces that are intended to trap alter and/or direct airflow for the purpose of gaining an aerodynamic performance advantage will not be permitted; to be determined at the sole discretion of Track Officials.

16. Water radiators, oil coolers, battery and any remote engine accessory "must" be within the confines of the main frame tubes located between front axle and rear engine mounting plate.

17. Panels attached to nerf bars will not be permitted.

Gauges and Dash Modules:

1. Gauges to monitor engine conditions are permitted but will be limited to the following;

· Oil pressure

· Oil temperature

· Engine coolant pressure

· Engine coolant temperature

· Fuel pressure

· Battery voltage

· Engine RPM

2. All electronic gauges whether analog or digital, except tachometers, will only be permitted to have one (1) input from the respective gauge sensor. Outputs from the gauges will not be permitted. Tachometers will be permitted to record engine RPM for recall and playback.

3. When an electronic dash module is used in lieu of individual gages, only the inputs as described above for individual gauges will be permitted. All other input channels must be disabled and blocked off from usage. Only engine RPM may be recorded. Wiring to the electronic dash module must be accessible and removable for ease of inspection.

4. All additional wiring harnesses related to electronic dash modules or any other type of data acquisition must be completely removed from the race vehicle during an event.

TRACTION CONTROL/RADIO/TRANSMISSION DEVICES:

1. All Traction Control Devices are strictly prohibited during any form or portion of a SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES event, race or practice/test session.

2. All traction control devices, whether electronically controlled in the ignition system, wheel sensors or any means of measuring ground speed to control wheel spin, are strictly prohibited. All devices not mentioned in the above that are found to control wheel spin, timing or fuel delivery control will be considered strictly prohibited.

3. At NO time will there be any type of ping control devices, remote devices that modify RPM and/or timing, automated throttle controls, timing controls, or any modifications to the ignition control boxes, distributors, or any other part of the Ignition System. This includes any add on component or components inside or outside the cockpit of any competitor’s race car. There shall be NO driver controlled wheel spin, timing or fuel delivery control devices in the cockpit area of any race car. Remote control components utilized to affect and/or control wheel spin, timing or fuel will not be permitted.

4. Adjustable restrictor plates will not be permitted.

5. Radios and/or devices transmitting voice and/or data will not be permitted.

6. Data acquisition systems will not be permitted.

7. A competitor found with any of the devices mentioned under Traction Control/Radio/Transmission Devices, #1-6, will be disqualified from the event (loss of points and monies), forfeit the device permanently and the following:

· First Offense: $500 fine & 30-day suspension from any future event plus any testing costs, if required

· Second Offense: $1,000 fine & 90-day suspension from any future event plus any testing costs, if required

· Third Offense: $2,000 fine & 365-day suspension from any future event plus any testing costs, if required

8. A competitor refusing to relinquish any of the above mentioned will result in disqualification from the event (loss of points and monies) and "refusal of tech" penalties.

9. GPS and/or any other type of electronic tracking and/or locating/positioning device will not be permitted for any reason. If found, driver and car will be disqualified for the night (loss of points and monies), and will forfeit device permanently.

10. GoPro and/or similar camera devices are permitted providing they do not interface with the car, electronic or otherwise, and do not transmit any signals. Cameras not meeting specifications, will result in driver and car being disqualified for the night (loss of points and monies), and will forfeit device permanently.

11. Antennas will not be permitted in and/or attached to the race vehicle or carried by the driver. If found, driver and car will be disqualified for the night (loss of points and monies), and will forfeit antenna permanently.

DRIVER RADIOS:

All drivers are required to have a one-way radio set to the race/scoring frequency (464.5500) to be utilized for communication from Track and/or Series Officials. The one-way radio must be working and active prior to any ‘on-track’ activity. Two-way radios, crew-member to driver and/or any other means of electronic communication, other than the one-way radio, will not be permitted.

TRANSPONDERS:

1. If used, only approved transponders (lap timing and/or lap time recording devices) permitted (see each track's rules for more info).

2. When required, transponders shall be located on the right side behind the front torsion bar tubes on the vertical bracket (see Drawing

16.11.1. E below) unless another area is determined by SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES or Track Officials. The fitted transponder box shall be mounted as close as possible to the ground, but not protrude below the frame rail. It is the responsibility of the competitor to ensure that the transponder is in quality working condition, fully charged and is securely mounted and is in a suitable position with brackets as outlined above. It is in everyone’s interest that transponders are suitably and securely attached and are in good working condition.

SAFETY / PERSONAL SAFETY EQUIPMENT:

General

1. Each competitor is the solely responsible of for the effectiveness and proper installation, per the manufacturer’s specifications, of personal safety equipment and determining it to be adequate for competition at every event.

2. Each competitor is expected to investigate and educate themselves for continuing improvement regarding their own personal safety equipment.

Halos

1. Sprint Car roll cage halos are mandatory. Halo minimum 1 1/2" x .095"

Protective Clothing

1. All drivers will be required to wear a fire resistant driving uniform meeting minimum of the SFI 3.2A/5 specification and display a valid SFI 3.2A/5 label on the outside of the uniform. Uniform must be worn at all times driver is on the track including engine starts, practice, and competition.

2. Drivers must wear gloves at all times they are on track including engine starts, practice, and competition.

3. Driver's gloves must meet or exceed the SFI 3.3 specification and have a legible and valid SFI 3.3 label.

4. All drivers should wear fire resistant accessories including but not limited to; head sock, under garments, shoes, and socks. All drivers will be required to wear fire resistant gloves. Shoes and gloves will be required to meet minimum of the SFI 3.3 specifications and display a valid SFI 3.3 label.

Full Containment Seats

1. Seats must be full containment type constructed of aluminum or approved carbon fiber. Carbon fiber seats must have a current valid SFI

39.2 Certification.

2. All seats must be mounted to the frame as required by the seat and chassis manufacturer, and installed and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. 3. The following full containment seats have been approved for competition:

A. Butlerbuilt – Advantage, EZ Series, BBP-1308-02 ProSprint

B. The Joie of Seating – SPR01, Full Custom, DL-SS-2014 Sprint Custom

C. Richardson – R39, R39 Deluxe iv. Fiberworks – SCS

D. Kirkey – 69 Series, 79 Series, 89 Series

E. Ultrashield – VS Halo – 72000, 720000, 75000 and 8000 Series g

The approved driver’s seats may be revised from time-to-time with additional approvals and/or other changes to the approved list.

3. The driver’s left side head rest / helmet surround must extend at least 4”-inches forward from the back of the headrest (where the helmet contacts the back of the headrest). All areas surrounding the head should have padding.

4. An approved driver’s cockpit net is mandatory for the left side if the Helmet head rest / helmet surround is less than 7”-inches forward from the back of the seat. The net must be a minimum of three (3) ribbons and should meet the SFI 37.1 specifications, installed per the

Manufacturer’s specifications.

5. The following nets have been approved for competition:

A. Safety Solutions (Sprint Car Net)

B. Simpson DN-SPR

C. Speedway 91073

The approved nets may be revised from time-to-time with additional approvals and/or other changes to the approved list.

6. A right side head restraint net and/or support are required. All head restraint nets should be equipped with quick release mechanisms.

Seat Belt/Restraint System

1. Each car will be equipped with minimum of an SFI 16.5 or SFI 16.1 approved restraint system, until the date of the belt expiration (two years from the date of manufacturer). Seat belt restraint systems shall be installed and used in accordance with manufacturer’s

Instructions. In any type of manufacturer’s installation the fasteners must be supplied by the manufacturer unless using type of mount in which the seat belt wraps around the roll cage. A seven-point harness is recommended.

2. Seat belt material should not be permitted to come in contact with any sharp or metal edge, including when the material passes through the seat.

Arm Restraints

1. Arm restraints with a 3.3 SFI certification are mandatory and must be worn at all times during competition; must be connected and used as instructed by the manufacturer.

Helmets

1. All drivers must wear a full-face helmet with a minimum safety rating of FIA 8860-2010, Snell SA 2015, Snell SA 2010, Snell SAH 2010, and/or a valid SFI 31.1/2005 label.

2. It is strongly recommended that helmets should have the Eject ™ helmet removal system installed as per the manufacturer’s instructions. Head and Neck Restraints

1. At all times during an event including practice, qualifying and competition (excluding starting the car for engine warm-up) drivers MUST wear an SFI-approved head and neck restraint device/system that is properly mounted and connected per the manufacturer’s instructions. The device should meet SFI 38.1 specifications and display a valid SFI 38.1 label.

2. The head and neck restraint must be SFI 38.1 approved and display a legible and valid SFI 38.1 label.

Rock Screen/Windshield

1. A magnetic steel rock screen (windshield) with a minimum thickness of 0.090" is mandatory and must be securely fastened to the roll cage, i.e. with split and/or hose clamps.

Onboard Fire Suppression System is highly recommended. (King Racing Products Part #KRP-5030 is a SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES approved Sprint Car System)

Personal Safety - Other RECOMMENDED

1. No sharp and/or protruding edges in and around the cockpit.

2. Only SFI flame retardant seat, roll bar, knee and steering pads and/or padding should be utilized.

3. All teams should have an easily accessible 2.5 gallon FFF fire extinguisher or its equivalent at the back of the team’s transporter.

GENERAL CAR INSPECTION:

All cars may be subject to technical inspection at any time. Any driver that fails to cooperate and/or allow an inspection of his car at any time will be subject to disqualification, a 45-day suspension, and $750 fine.

FINES, PENALTIES, SUSPENSIONS & APPEALS

PRE-RACE TECHNICAL VIOLATION:

If a technical violation(s) is found during pre-race technical inspection, the driver/team will be advised of the violation and must meet full compliance before being allowed to compete. REFUSAL OF TECH

A refusal of tech and/or failure to allow an official to confiscate a part(s), other than the already previously stated individual refusal penalties/suspensions, will result in a 45-day suspension and $750 fine. All illegal parts will be confiscated. FINES & PENALTIES:

If an entrant is disqualified for any reason, any fine and /or suspension apply to both the driver and car owner if not the same person. In other words, if an entrant is disqualified for a technical violation, such as an engine not in compliance with tech specs, neither the owner nor the driver can race for the suspension period, and while only one fine will be charged, neither party can race until that fine is paid. Fine must be paid in full to Series by cash or certified check in order to compete once suspension period ends. NOTE: If suspension includes 'a number of days' clause and occurs at the end of the season when no additional events exist, suspension will carry over to the following year beginning with the first actual event. EVENT SUSPENSIONS:

Driver/Owner suspended for any infraction will carry over to any other divisions and will preclude driver/owner from competing at ANY event until suspension is lifted. MULTIPLE INFRACTIONS:

In the event driver and/or car is disqualified in post-race tech for the same technical rules infraction twice (excluding engines within the sealing system, tires, fuel, and shocks, springs, suspensions rules- see each rule for specific penalties), driver and car will be suspended for 7 days from all events. Each successive infraction will carry an additional 7-day suspension. In the event an entrant fails technical inspection for multiple infractions that each carry a suspension and/or fine at the same event, suspension and/or fine will compound and accumulate with each infraction. LEGALITY OF PARTS:

If SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES DIRECTOR or Track Tech Official is unsure of the legality of a part, said part will be sent to GM or to SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Office for inspection. At this time, finishing position will be frozen until legality of the said part is determined. In the event of a disqualification, finishing position, points and monies would be adjusted accordingly. ALL ILLEGAL PARTS WILL BE CONFISCATED & DESTROYED! Not allowing confiscating of parts is considered "cheating within the bolts" and said penalties will be imposed. FINALITY OF DECISIONS AND INTERPRETATIONS AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE:

The decisions of Track Officials or promoter at an event, including the interpretation and application of rules and the scoring of positions, shall be FINAL, BINDING, and NON-APPEALABLE, except in the case of a suspension or fine, which is further explained in the SUSPENSIONS/FINES & APPEALS category.

All participants, as a condition of participating in an event, agree that ALL decisions of officials or the promoter, regarding the interpretation and application of the rules, and the scoring of positions, shall be NON-LITIGABLE. All participants further covenant and agree that they will NOT initiate any of legal action against Oval Entertainment, LLC dba Perris Auto Speedway or Ventura Raceway, the promoter, and officials to challenge such decision, to seek monetary damages, to seek injunctive relief, or to seek any kind of legal remedy. If a participant pursues any such legal action, which violates this provision, then the participant and/or owner expressly agrees to reimburse Oval Entertainment, LLC dba Perris Auto Speedway or Ventura Raceway, for ALL of its ATTORNEY FEES and COSTS IN DEFENDING AGAINST SUCH LEGAL ACTION. By signing the annual registration agreement, participants agree that they will comply with the written rules and procedures of the Series. In the event that he or she would breach the registration agreement, he or she shall be liable for actual and liquidated damages sustained by Oval Entertainment, LLC dba Perris Auto Speedway or Ventura Raceway. APPEALS PROCESS:

SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES DIRECTORS will determine any and all suspensions/fines that are covered in the rules and any violation that may come up during the year. SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES DIRECTORS will make judgment on the sanctions, and violator(s) will be sent official notice by a certified letter, return receipt requested.

Driver and/or car owner has the opportunity to appeal his or her sanction and must do so in writing accompanied by any relevant documentation. Appeal must be in writing and e-mailed to kazariandon@gmail.com 48 hours of notification of violation.

SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES will then set a date and time for a zoom online appeal hearing. The violator(s) will present his/her case to the SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES DIRECTORS. The violator(s) and one other person are permitted to attend the appeal hearing. Additional attendees must be approved by SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES DIRECTORS pursuant to a written request.

Following the appeal hearing with the violator(s), SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES DIRECTORS may conduct further follow-ups, meetings, etc. with any other necessary party(s). Judgment will then be rendered to the violator by a certified letter, return receipt.

Violator(s) agrees that the decision made will be final and party posting appeal has no legal rights thereafter. In the event of a protest, the party that protested also agrees to accept final ruling on decision and has no legal rights thereafter.

MISREPRESENTATION

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Huset’s Speedway added to DIRTVision FAST PASS
Weekly racing will Feature 410 Sprint Cars at the famous South Dakota track

CONCORD, NC – Jan. 18, 2021 – DIRTVision FAST PASS subscribers will see another iconic track join the impressive schedule of live weekly racing when the 2021 season kicks off at Huset’s Speedway.

Fans will get to experience the relentless excitement produced by the 1/3-mile track in Brandon, SD every Sunday – highlighted by 410 Sprint Cars – along with multiple weekday dates. This also includes Northern Outlaw Sprint Association (NOSA) Sprint Car events and the three World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races – Monday and Tuesday, June 21-22, for the Huset’s 50 doubleheader and Sunday, Aug. 22.

“The addition of weekly racing from Huset’s Speedway to DIRTVision is a huge victory for the fans and we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring it to them,” said Brian Carter, World of Outlaws and DIRTcar CEO. “It was exciting to bring the World of Outlaws back to the iconic track last year and we can’t wait to expand our relationship with Huset’s Speedway as the track becomes one of the best facilities in the country.”

The World of Outlaws has a long history at Huset’s, first racing at the track in 1983. Sammy Swindell took the win on the last lay by passing Ron Shuman in the final corner. After 2016, the track remained dormant until Tod Quiring – owner of Jackson Motorplex, which has three World of Outlaws dates on DIRTVision – acquired the track last year and turned it into a state-of-the-art facility.

“We are extremely thrilled to partner with DIRTVision for our Huset’s weekly events,” Quiring said. “This will give fans across the country the opportunity to view some of the best side by side 410 racing in the country every Sunday night.”

Huset’s Speedway joins the growing list of historic tracks like Attica Raceway Park, Knoxville Raceway and Williams Grove Speedway which will see their weekly racing broadcast live on DIRTVision. Fans can access those events and more, such as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car, World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models and Super DIRTcar Series seasons, with the annual Platinum FAST PASS subscription for $299/year or the monthly FAST PASS subscription for $39/month.

Huset’s Speedway Schedule
Sunday, May 9 – Season Opener
Sunday, May 16 – NOSA Sprint Cars
Sunday, May 23 – Weekly Racing Event
Sunday, May 30 – NOSA Sprint Cars
Monday, May 31 – Tri-State Late Models & NOSA
Sunday, June 6 – Weekly Racing Event
Sunday, June 13 – NOSA Sprint Cars
Sunday, June 20 – $5K-to-win 410 Sprint Cars
Monday, June 21 – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars(Huset’s 50) “The Showdown Week”
Tuesday, June 22 – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars(Huset’s 50) “The Showdown Week”
Thursday, June 24- Jackson Nationals at Jackson Motorplex “The Showdown Week”
Friday, June 25- Jackson Nationals at Jackson Motorplex “The Showdown Week”
Saturday, June 26- Jackson Nationals at Jackson Motorplex “The Showdown Week”
Sunday, July 11 – NOSA Sprint Cars
Sunday, July 18 – Hall of Fame Night
Sunday, July 25 – Weekly Racing Event
Sunday, Aug. 22 – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars
Sunday, Aug. 29 – NOSA Sprint Cars
Friday, Sept. 24 – Tri-State Late Models
Saturday, Sept. 25 – NOSA Sprint Cars
Sunday, Sept. 26 – NOSA Sprint Cars

DIRTVision is the premier dirt racing broadcast provider. From LIVE race coverage to historical races, it’s a one-stop-shop for exclusive video and audio coverage of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, Knoxville Raceway, Williams Grove Speedway, Attica Raceway Park, the many divisions of DIRTcar Racing, the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship, the Ultimate Speedway Challenge, Valvoline Raceway, Murray Machining & Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway, Hi-Tec Oils Speedway and other major events from Down Under.

 

 

Hagar Earns Career-Best Chili Bowl Nationals Result

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 18, 2021) - Derek Hagar was oh so close to making the A Main for the first time in his career during the 35th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.

Hagar, who was piloting an Ariens sponsored midget for car owner Shawn Wood, hustled to a career-best sixth-place run during his preliminary night inside the River Spirit Expo Center before he finished eighth in a B Main during the finale, leaving him only one position out of the big show.

"That deal is so hard to get to that position and being that close and missing it by one spot hurts worse than missing it by 10 positions," he said. "However, it was our best Chili Bowl performance and we can't hang our heads about that."

Hagar was one of more than 300 drivers who tackled the premier midget event, which featured 60-plus drivers duking it out during five preliminary nights leading up to the finale last Saturday. Hagar's preliminary night was Tuesday and he was efficient, starting the night by advancing from fourth to third place in a heat race.

"We were going there open minded because we built a new car and didn't know what it was going to do and how it was going to perform," he said. "We showed good speed for practice on Monday and some decent speed on Tuesday. We finished third in our heat race and second in our qualifier, which locked us into the feature.

"I was really looking forward to the feature because that was the furthest we've started on a prelim night. We've come from the back to a top 10. I felt like we were in a good position to get into a top five starting that close to the field. There was a mishap in turn three and I got caught up in that so I had to go to the back. But by Lap 10 I felt like we were already in the top 10. We had a really, really good car. Then the rubber set in. I had to be patient and wait for guys to miss the rubber."

Hagar rebounded from his early incident to rally from the back of the field to a sixth-place finish.

"They built that car, the chassis itself, at a lawnmower shop," he said. "To go out the first time in it and get a sixth-place finish was pretty special."

The solid performance lined Hagar up on the inside of the fifth row in a B Main on Saturday.

"They went out and watered the track so I knew the bottom would be good for four or five laps," he said. "I went from ninth to a transfer spot on the bottom. It stayed good longer than I thought. (Daryn) Pittman had nothing to lose and he went to the top. Once I saw his nose I tried to move up, but I was too tight on the cushion. I was losing ground so I went back to the bottom. I was good for a couple more laps and then the bottom went away. There weren't cautions so there wasn't another chance to get bunched up or try something on the shocks so we had to settle for an eighth-place finish and end up one spot short of making the A Main."

Hagar ran in the seventh-and-final lock-in position for the first half of the race before dropping a spot. His eighth-place result marked the best Saturday night showing for Hagar, whose previous career-best run was a 14 th-place result in a B Main in 2020.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 12 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 3 (4); Qualifier: 2 (1); Feature: 6 (11).

Jan. 16 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - B Main: 8 (9).

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

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

Hagar would like to thank Dynotech Performance, J&J Auto Racing, Summit Truck Group, Hedger Brothers Ready Mix, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, Killer Coatings, Petra Construction, Administrative Consulting Services, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

JMac shines supreme

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge teams were greeted with trying conditions as they rolled into the pits at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway yesterday as rain clouds hovered over the venue most of the afternoon, but to the credit of the hard working Committee and volunteers they managed to salvage the race track. “For a while I thought we might have been done for the night but the lads worked hard and the ‘never give up’ attitude of everyone at Simpson
shone through. So after some perseverance and hot lapping the track; the sell-out Covid Crowd got
to experience a fantastic nights racing; drivers used their heads on a very hooked up race track and we only had one red for the entire night. That’s pretty impressive.” said Mandy Searle.

McFadden returned to Simpson after 10 years and had nothing but accolades for the venue. Monte Motorsport made the long haul from WA only last week to run the event after plans changed in West Australia for them over the Christmas period. So in what may be have been a spur of the moment decision turned out paying them $10K for the effort and the Simpson locals got to experience the 2019 360 Knoxville Nationals champ in action.

JMac lined up on the pole alongside local Charles Hunter for the 35 lap A Main. Grant Anderson having his first run in the Foster owned V11 started in 3 and young gun Rusty Hickman 4th. South Aussie Jarman Dalitz and Brad Warren driving the Cole owned V84 in fifth and sixth. McFadden wasn’t to have it given to him easily with Hunter getting the start and leading for the first half of the race. Hunter, McFadden & Hickman were up to lap traffic and with cars almost 4 wide going into turn 2 McFadden took the lead. Yellows were bought on a couple of laps later with V34 Brenten
Farrer pulling infield with mechanical problems. SA33 Mark Caruso and VA50 Jesse Nicholas pulled in on the same yellow. Anderson and Pestka were holding their own race swapping positions 5 and 6 with Ando finally crossing ahead and Pestka having to be content with 6th. Mid pack Tancredi, Enderl, TVG, Warren and Farr who qualified thru the B were battling it out and putting on a great show for the crowd. All Stars regular Paul Solomon had a night he would rather forget hurting his engine before the show even started. D7 Matthew Reed made a return to racing after having some time off and looked immediately comfortable back in the seat, unfortunately retiring with only 7 laps to go in the A. Dalitz was another whose night didn’t end well with contact eventually forcing him infield. Supercar hero Cam Waters got more valuable laps under his belt finishing both his heats and the B Main. Heavy track conditions caught some drivers out but the show lived up to its hype and put on some nail biting racing.

“Well that’s it for another year, this show just keeps getting bigger and bigger and I can’t wait for January 2022 and see what the racing gods can throw up at us again. The race always lives up to its name throwing up every challenge possible. We can’t thank Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers and all the sponsors that support us for this show, as well as all of the Simpson Speedway Team who work particularly hard. Without them all we can’t make it happen.” said a relieved Searle.

Heat wins – Tim Van Ginneken, Jarman Dalitz, Ryan Davis, Hickman, Grant Anderson, and Charles
Hunter.

A Main results: 1st James McFadden, 2nd Charles Hunter, 3rd Rusty Hickman, 4th Grant Anderson 5th Daniel Pestka, 6th Michael Tancredi, 7th Robbie Farr, 8th TVG, 9th Brad Warren, 10th Jordyn Charge, 11th Eddie Lumbar 12th Matthew Reed - DNF 13th Chris Solomon DNF, 14th Jarman Dalitz – DNF, 15th
Daniel Scott – DNF, 16th Scott Enderl - DNF, 17th Mark Caruso – DNF, 18th Jessie Nicholas – DNF, 19th
Brenten Farrer– DNF, 20th Ryan Davis – DNF.

Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw –Phil Lock - $100 cash
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – TVG – Vortex Front Wing
Hoosier Hero – James McFadden – Hoosier WAV tyre
Flocon Lucky 7 – Robbie Farr - $100 cash
Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – not drawn - $200 cash
All Star Hot Arse Award –Jessie Nicholas - Fire Extinguisher
TEH Hard Charger – Robbie Farr - $100 bonus
BF 10 – Jordyn Charge - $100 Fuel Card
Oval Express Quick Time overall for Hot Laps Charles Hunter - $50 cash

 

 

Lap Sponsors Lock In – Tickets Selling Fast for South West Conveyancing Fifty for 50!

Excitement and Momentum continues to build ahead of this Friday and Saturday nights South West Conveyancing Fifty for 50 weekend with tickets continuing to sell as sponsorship of all 50 laps of Saturday night’s Sprintcar Feature event are sold out!

With regard to ticketing very few reserved seats remain available for purchase with the Grandstand Sold Out and the Terrace Area in Turn Two having only a limited amount of reserved seating left.

The remainder of ticket sales up to the event cap of 3,000 will be for General Admission entry which is for the grassed mound areas of the Speedway.

Once the cap is reached there will be no further sales, so if you are thinking of waiting and walking up on race night, this is a practice that may result in disappointment, hence it is recommended that you book your tickets on-line via www.premierspeedway.com.au prior to midnight on Friday night.

The support of many local businesses in and around Warrnambool has been amazing in our return to racing after the enforced COVID-19 lay-off and with restricted crowd numbers still in place, this support has enabled the season to get underway!

This weekend’s Race Night Partner South West Conveyancing, as always, have shown amazing support to Premier Speedway as have the businesses listed below who have seen fit to throw their support behind the event as well, as lap sponsors, and in some cases over multiple laps.

The businesses who will be a part of this weekend’s action at Sungold Milk Stadium are:

KFC Warrnambool Morsbearings Pty Ltd GJ Gardner Homes Pacific Materials and Handling, Warrnambool Eureka Garages and Sheds (SRA of Victoria) Warrnambool Hydraulics Mortlake Roadhouse Fresha Victory Lane Racegear Subway Warrnambool Coastal Wholesalers Down Town Motel George Taylor Stores Stafford’s Jewellery Allansford Hotel AB’s Auto’s and Service Centre The Tyre Factory SHR – Southern Hydraulics and Rubber WMI – Willie’s Manufacturing Industries The Flying Horse Bar and Brewery Warrnambool Rapid Mix Concrete

With two nights of Sprintcar action comprising a field of nearly 60 entrants and support from the Super Rods and Street Stocks, the South West Conveyancing Fifty for 50 weekend promises to be one of the biggest of the season as a part of the Speedway Australia Sprintcar Super Series, which carries a $10,000 series bonus to the overall point leader after races at Avalon (Jan 20), Mt. Gambier (Jan 21), Premier Speedway (Jan 22 and 23), Bordertown (Jan 25), Murray Bridge (Jan 26) and Whyalla (Jan 30).

 

 

General Admission Tickets Now Available Online for Wild Wing Shootout 410 c.i. Winged Sprint Cars and IMCA Modifieds Headline January 22, 23, and 24

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 18, 2021) — Due to high demand, officials with the Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts are now offering online purchase of single day and multi day general admission tickets for three-day extravaganza scheduled for January 22, 23, and 24 at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway.

“We originally planned to not offer advanced purchase of general admission tickets, but now that we are almost sold out of advanced, reserved seating, we made the decision to go ahead and make the general admission tickets available,” event co-promoter, Chris Kearns noted. “The feedback from fans and racers has been amazing, and we can’t wait for the event to get here.”

Interested race fans can now purchase both advanced reserved grandstand tickets and advanced general admission grandstand tickets online at www.WildWingShootout.com.

Single day, general admission tickets are $25 on Friday night and $30 on Saturday and Sunday. A three-day advanced, general admission grandstand pass is available at a discounted rate of $80.

Advanced reserved seating tickets for the inaugural Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway continue to be available for online purchase. Three-day reserve seat packages are selling quickly and are almost sold out. Reserved seating will not be available at the gate, and must be purchased in advance online.

Reserved tickets for all three days is available at a discounted price of $95.

To order your tickets as well as to find all ticket pricing details, please visit www.wildwingshootout.com/buy-tickets/.

Winged Sprint Car aces Tony Stewart, Donny Schatz, Rico Abreu, Lance Dewease, Cory Eliason, Tim Kaeding, Dominic Scelzi, Aaron Reutzel, D.J. Netto, C.J. Leary, Colby Copeland, Jason Solwold, Mitchell Faccinto, Kalib Henry, Tanner Holmes, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Ryan Timms, Tanner Carrick, Blake Carrick, Charles Davis Jr., and Giovanni Scelzi are among the list of drivers who have already voiced an intent to compete in the three-race swing.

The brand-new event will find 410 c.i. Winged Sprint Cars competing for a $7,000 top prize in the Friday, January 22 opener, while the program on Saturday posts a $10,000 winner’s check. The final night of the event will see a $10,041 top prize on the line. The extra “41” is in tribute to the late, great Jason Johnson, who was a great friend to event sponsor Chad Stevens with Premium Coach Group.

An Open Practice Session is slated for Thursday, January 21.

Each of the three IMCA Modified programs spanning January 22, 23, and 24 posts a $1,000 winner’s check for the IMCA Modified division.

For anyone unable to attend, all three nights of racing can be viewed live at FloRacing.com.

The Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts is additionally made possible by FK Rod Ends, Mesilla Valley Transportation, SportTruck RV, DirtDraft.com, FloRacing.com, Premium Coach Group, Earnhardt Auto Dealerships, Border Tire, Hoosier Race Tire, Speedway Motors, VP Racing Fuels, Toste Construction, WKD Electric, California IMCA Speedweek, FinishLine Graphics, and Beaver Stripes Custom Graphics.

Full event details can be found at www.WildWingShootout.com.

Additionally, please make sure to follow us on social media at: Facebook: @WildWingShootout Twitter: @WingShootout Instagram: @WingShootout

 

 

Flud Posts Career-Best Chili Bowl Nationals Preliminary Night With Top-10 Run

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 18, 2021) - Frank Flud produced a career-best preliminary performance last week at the 35th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.

Flud, who was driving for Hayward Motorsports for the first time, posted a 10th-place result on Tuesday before a crash resulted in a DNF during a C Main on Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center. The marquee midget event hosted more than 300 competitors with 60-plus racing during each of the five preliminary nights.

The action began for Flud by maneuvering from eighth to third place in a heat race on Tuesday, putting him in a great position for a qualifier.

"I had a great run in my heat race and a lot of luck on my side," he said. "I started last and kept my nose clean, and a lot of guys wrecked. I had a great run going in the qualifier, too. I was running second after starting fifth. I got excited and caught the berm wrong and spun out. I restarted at the back and came up to sixth."

That relegated Flud to a B Main and a third-place showing earned a transfer into the main event. Flud started 21st and hustled to a 10 th-place result, which was his best outing during a Chili Bowl preliminary night.

"The track was pretty one lane," he said. "I kept my nose clean and made good laps and passed guys when I had the opportunity. The whole race the racing never got off the bottom. At the start there were some guys making some moves during the first six or eight laps. After that it became a bottom-lane track and made it hard to pass. The last six or eight laps is when it was starting to rubber up pretty bad.

"It was good to have that great of a run with a great team. Even though I don't do it constantly like the rest of the guys, I had a decent showing. It's a confidence boost."

Flud garnered the fourth starting position in a C Main on Saturday based on his preliminary performance.

"I've always lucked into a C Main and been in the back," he said. "This year I started fourth in the second C Main. Right on the start someone ran me over going into turn one. It ended up collapsing the headers."

The early incident resulted in a DNF.

"It was really frustrating," he said. "You learn to accept some of that stuff the best you can after racing as long as I have. I felt like I had as good of an opportunity by far to make the B Feature and who knows what would have happened there."

Flud kicks off the 2021 outdoor season Feb. 19-20 at Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, with the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by Hi-Plains Building Division.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 12 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 3 (8); Qualifier: 6 (5); B Main: 3 (2); Feature: 10 (21).

Jan. 16 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - C Main: DNF (4).

UP NEXT -

Feb. 19-20 at Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, with the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by Hi-Plains Building Division

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/81racing

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

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"Working with Stevie Smith on his brake setup has been a definite game changer," Flud said. "Smith Titanium's stuff is a whole level up. They are more efficient and allow me to be able to do what I need to do. The titanium bolts are so nice. They pay so much attention to every nut and bolt."

Flud would also like to thank Driven Midwest, Driven Performance, Harley Hollan Companies, Metric Cycles, Engler Machine & Tool, Outlaw Wings, Mychron-Tom, Performance Electronics, LTD, Schoenfeld Headers, PureMax Racing Oil, Swindell Bleeders, TUHB, Impact RaceGear, Broken Arrow Powder Coating, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Select Coatings, Klint Pursley Trucking, Walker Performance Filtration, Hoss Media, Fast Four Media and Velocita for their continued support.

 

 

Kyle Larson is North American 410 Sprint Car Poll “Driver of the Year” for First Time and is Also Named 2020 Recipient of “Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport!”

Knoxville, IA, January 15, 2021 – For the first time in his career, Kyle Larson of Elk Grove, California, 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. Larson racked up over 30 wins in a 410 sprint car in 2020. He was the leading feature winner with both the World of Outlaws and All Stars and his wins included the “Capitani Classic” at Knoxville, the “Ironman 55” in Pevely, the Brad Doty Classic at Attica, a Pennsylvania Speedweek title, and much more! Kyle earned eleven of the thirteen first place votes cast in the year-end poll conducted by the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet and Donny Schatz also received first place votes.

Those drivers ranked second through fifth, respectively, are 2020 World of Outlaws champion and 2019 “Driver of the Year” Brad Sweet of California, Jackson Nationals and World Finals winner Logan Schuchart of Pennsylvania, fourteen-time “Driver of the Year” Award recipient Donny Schatz of North Dakota, and Eldora “Governor’s Reign” winner David Gravel of Connecticut. Rounding out the ‘top ten’ for the season, respectively, are All Star champion Aaron Reutzel, Sheldon Haudenschild, Danny Dietrich, Cory Eliason and Carson Macedo.

For the first time, Paul Silva and his #57 team driven by Kyle Larson will win 410 “Team of the Year” honors after their tremendous season. Silva is a two-time 360 “Team of the Year” recipient.

Kyle Larson was also voted the “Wild Card Award” Award winner for the eighth time in his career for his exciting ‘410’ sprint car performances in 2020. Zeb Wise of Indiana is the “Rookie of the Year” in the 410 class after a successful campaign with the All Stars.

Steve O’Neal of the ever improving Port Royal Speedway earned “Promoter of the Year” honors for the fifth time in a row. “Builder/Manufacturer of the Year” honors in the ‘410’ poll will go to Andy Durham of Ford Motor Company. The “Media Member of the Year” Award will be shared by Michael Rigsby of FloRacing.com and Jacob Seelman of Speed Sport. Both are first time recipients.

“Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport”

Few will forget the performances of Kyle Larson in 2020, not only in sprint car racing, but also in midgets, late models and whatever else he decided to climb in. He has been honored as this year’s recipient of the prestigious “Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport.” Kyle contributed not only on the track but off, continuing to own a top ten team with the World of Outlaws with Carson Macedo behind the wheel.

Past recipients of the North American Sprint Car Poll’s “Outstanding Contribution to the Sport Award” are as follows: the late Bill Simpson, the late Greg Hodnett, Dave Pusateri, the late Bryan Clauson, Dave Darland, Sammy Swindell, Fred Rahmer, Johnny Gibson, the late Jerry Reigle, Steve Sinclair, Kasey Kahne, Tom Schmeh, the late 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, the late Ralph Capitani, the late Ted Johnson, Mark Kuchan, Steve Kinser, the late Don Martin, Steve Beitler, Lee Brewer, Jr., Mark Kinser, Frank Lewis, the late Earl Baltes, Casey & Beverly Luna, Elayne Hoff, Jean Lynch, the late J.W. Hunt, and Bert Emick.

The North American 410 Sprint Car Poll is an annual awards program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. All awards will be distributed in 2021 at tracks throughout North America. The awards are annually announced at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

North American 410 Sprint Car Poll Top 20

Position. Name, Hometown, Points (First Place Votes)

1. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 1220 (11)

2. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 700 (1)

3. Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 425

4. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 360 (1)

5. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 309

6. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 282

7. Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 228

8. Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 132

9. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 111

10. Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA, 107

11. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 90

12. Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, PA, 71

13. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 69

14. Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, PA, 60

15. Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH, 45

16. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 38

17. Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA, 34

18. Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 27

19. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 19

20. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 17

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the special events happening here, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

 

 

Zearfoss’s Team Effort

As the saying goes, there is no I in team, and that was certainly the case when it comes to summing up American Brock Zearfoss’s successful WA Speedweek Series campaign with renowned Western Australian-based car owner Sean Carren.

In what was his maiden Australian racing trip, the 30-year-old from Jonestown in Pennsylvania linked up with Carren, and to say that it was a successful partnership would be quite the understatement, which saw Zearfoss claim three out of the six WA Speedweek Series rounds.

Apart from Carren supplying top shelf equipment in the form of the WA # 95 AAA Metal Recycling supported Maxim car, Zearfoss’s trip was made possible thanks to the efforts of rival car owner Geoff Kendrick and fellow racer in American-based Australian Lynton Jeffrey.

“I can’t thank Sean (Carren) and his family enough for helping bring this whole deal together, but also Lynton (Jeffrey) for throwing the idea my way and everything done by Geoff (Kendrick) behind the scenes, so it was certainly a collective effort by a fair few people,” explained Zearfoss, who upon entering Australia had to go into mandatory quarantining for a fortnight, which saw him spend the time trying to do what exercise he could and also prepare as much as possible WA Speedweek Series research.

“To be honest, I had no idea what to expect coming over to Australia and how the family was going to be that I was driving for. The Carren family – Sean, Dot, Renee, Josh and Rachael – took me in as a random stranger that they only knew of four weeks earlier and treated me like I was one of their own, and they are some of the most genuine people I’ve ever met.

“With so much uncertainly around the world with travel restrictions, especially in Australia, this whole trip was put together fairly quickly, and within the space of a month, I was on my way to Australia, but there was quite a lot of red tape that I had to get through at my end, but I made it work.”

Aside from the support of the Carren family and Kendrick and Jeffrey, Zearfoss was helped throughout his Australian trip by the long-standing pit crew that Carren had assembled that dates back to over two decades and also has multiple generations of pit crew members.

“The pit crew consisted of Brand and Jet Passmore, Brenton and Kenneth Puddey, Ross May and Neil Fancote, and I’m very thankful for all of their efforts throughout my trip to give me a great car every night,” expressed Zearfoss.

“During my time with Carren and his team, I was able to learn so much about Carren and the WA # 95 car’s history within the sport, and it was an honour to get the opportunity to drive for him. Ithink it was pretty cool for the pit crew to include two generation members in the Passmores and the Puddeys and also many members that have worked with the team for over two decades, which speaks volumes of the team and the future for the sport.”

Upon getting out of Australian quarantine shortly before Christmas day, Zearfoss met up with Carren and his team to prepare for the opening WA Speedweek Series round on Boxing night at the Perth Motorplex. Straight up Zearfoss was on the pace, which saw him finish the opening round in third. Aiming to build on his impressive debut outing, he ran second in the next two rounds at the Perth Motorplex and then Bunbury Speedway. For the remaining three rounds at Ellenbrook Speedway and then two rounds at the Perth Motorplex, Zearfoss was undefeated in the feature races.

As a result of these consistent front-running performances over the six rounds, Zearfoss picked up the overall WA Speedweek Series point standings win and, in the process, created history by putting in one of the best first-up WA Speedweek Series campaigns for a visiting American driver.

Summing up his WA Speedweek Series campaign, Zearfoss was rapt with his first trip to Australia and everything he experienced over his five weeks in the country.

“I had a really enjoyable trip and not just all of the on-track success but being able to spend time in Australia and everyone – from the teams to the race fans – I met along the way,” expressed Zearfoss.

“To be able to race at a world-class facility like the Perth Motorplex and also compete at Bunbury Speedway and Ellenbrook Speedway were very memorable moments and a wonderful experience. This truly has been an experience of a lifetime and I can’t wait to come back.”

Zearfoss admits that his successful WA Speedweek Series run is going to buoy him well for his exciting 2021 American campaign.

“2021 is going to be a very exciting year for myself, as I’m going to be running the full World of Outlaws schedule for the first time,” he said.

“Unlike previous off seasons, I’m going to have six race meetings under my belt, so hopefully I can hit the ground running for my first full-time World of Outlaws tilt.”

Final WA Speedweek Series Point Standings:

1 Brock Zearfoss (USA) - 886 2 Robbie Farr - 848 3 Callum Williamson - 826 4 Kris Coyle - 818 5 Kaiden Manders - 804

Zearfoss and Carren would like to thank their WA Speedweek Series supporters:

AAA Metal Recycling Valvoline Oils Goldstar Transport G.K.R. Transport Daimler Trucks Perth Sean Enterprises Agility

 

 

Reutzel’s Run for Chili Bowl’s “Golden Driller” begins Friday Night!

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (January 15, 2021) – Aaron Reutzel is set to kick off his chase for the elusive “Golden Driller” with Friday night’s Driven 2 Save Lives qualifying night at Tulsa Expo Raceway’s 35th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.

The three-time All Star Circuit of Champions titlist will once again take to the 1/5-mile dirt track oval aboard the Chad Boat Industries Speedway Toyota-powered DriveWFX.com/PristineAuction.com No. 87 Spike-chassis.

Taking a quick break from preparation for his upcoming rookie season with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series with the Dennis Roth No. 83 Sprint Car team, Reutzel kicked off his Chili Bowl week with a tenth-place run in Tuesday night’s Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions.

“We had a good car to begin with, but somehow we cut the right rear and it barely lasted to the checkered flag,” Reutzel says.

Reutzel looks to race into his second consecutive Chili Bowl Nationals 55-lap championship feature after a strong outing last year.

Last year, Reutzel made his third career Chili Bowl qualifying night feature and sliced through the field to a third-place finish after an early incident and went on to secure his first starting berth in the Saturday night finale.

This year, the Texas native is looking for more with the potent Chad Boat Industries team.

“I couldn’t ask for a better car to drive,” Reutzel says. “There’s a lot to ‘Chili Bowl’ luck, I’ll do my part and hope that things fall right for us along the way.”

There will be little rest for Reutzel after this weekend’s Chili Bowl as he makes his first starts in the Roth No. 83 Triple-X at next weekend’s “Wild Winged Shootout” at San Tan Valley’s Arizona Speedway on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 22-24.

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

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

 

 

Bacon Opens Chili Bowl Effort with Podium Finish!

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (January 15, 2021) – With eyes fixated upon that coveted Golden Driller trophy, Brady Bacon put himself in strong position by racing to a strong third-place finish in Thursday night’s John Christner Trucking preliminary event at Tulsa Expo Raceway’s 35th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

With the strong outing, Bacon puts himself in prime position to land a fourth-career starting berth in Saturday night’s 55-lap Chili Bowl Nationals championship “A” Main event and first since racing to a fourth-place finish 2019.

Following a Tuesday night run of sixth-place in the Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions aboard Kelly Hinck’s SR-11x-powered Dahmer Powertrain/Fatheadz/FK Indy/Elliott’s Trailers No. 21h Triple-X machine, Bacon drew the eighth and final starting position for Thursday night’s seventh heat race.

“The Macho Man” wasn’t deterred, methodically picking his way through the field before making a dramatic last corner pass on the high side exiting turn four that brought the crowd to its feet as he snared the win.

“I really didn’t know it was the last lap, I knew we were in pretty good shape but I thought I would go to the top and try to get another spot,” Bacon commented afterward.

Sitting atop the passing point charts after the heat races, Bacon made his way from sixth to third in his qualifier to secure the front row outside starting position for the 30-lap “A” Main.

Bacon battled amongst the top-four throughout before making a move in the final ten circuits to secure the show position for the night that will put him no worse than third in Saturday’s “B” Main action that will transfer seven to the main event.

“We should be in good shape, we’ll make some more adjustments but we’re pretty happy with this Triple-X and hopefully we have the same kind of results we have with our Triple-X Sprint Car,” the reigning three-time and USAC National Sprint Car champion explained. “We’re here to have fun and do the basics right and it should take care of itself after that.”

After a third career podium finish in Chili Bowl preliminary competition following runner-up finishes in both 2013 and 2019, Bacon gets a day of rest on Friday before going after that Golden Driller on Saturday night.

Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Hoffman Auto Racing, Fatheadz Eyewear, Champion Oil, Gene Franckowiak, Drivewfx.com, Elliott’s Custom Trailers, ATC Trailers, Tel-Star Technologies, Dragonfly Aviation, Lykins Oil, Triple X Race Co., Hoosier Tire, XYZ Machine, Heath Clips Lawn Care, FK Indy, Engler Machine and Tool, FK Rod Ends, Specialty Rigging, Keizer Wheels, Purple Heart Foundation, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Smiley’s Racing Products, R&R Enterprises, DMI, ProGlide Coatings, Chalk Stixx, Wilwood Engineering, Lajoie Seats, Smith Precision Products, Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, MyRacePass, Schroth Racing, Saldana Racing Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products and Schoenfeld Headers.

Keep Track: Keep track of Brady Bacon’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.bradybaconracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Brady-Bacon-278125555137/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BradyBaconRacin.

 

 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. Named North American 360 Sprint Car Poll “Driver of the Year” for Fifth Year in a Row!

Knoxville, IA, January 14, 2021 – Sam Hafertepe, Jr., of Sunnyvale, Texas, was voted the 2020 “Driver of the Year” by the North American 360 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers assembled by the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum for the fifth year in a row. Hafertepe is now a five-time American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) national tour champion, won the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial in Wheatland, Missouri, the Short Track Nationals in Little Rock, Arkansas, and earned eight of the thirteen first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. Hill’s Racing, owner for Hafertepe’s #15H earned the “Team of the Year” award for the third consecutive year. Sunbury, Pennsylvania’s Mark Smith received four first place votes, and Troy DeCaire of Wesley Chapel, Florida received one as well.

Those drivers ranked second through fifth, respectively, are Mark Smith, who won 20 features in 2020, Devil’s Bowl Winternationals winner Roger Crockett of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, six-time winner Shane Golobic of Fremont, California, and five-time winner Blake Hahn of Sapulpa, Oklahoma.

Rounding out the ‘top ten’ for the season are Lake Ozark Speedway Nationals champ Derek Hagar, USCS titlist Terry Gray, six-time USCS winner Dale Howard, South Australia’s Scott Bogucki and three-time Florida winner Troy DeCaire.

Garet Williamson of Columbia, Missouri 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. Mark Smith of Mach-1 Chassis (for the second time) earned “Builder/Manufacturer of the Year” honors.

In addition, Todd Buffenbarger (TJSlideways.com) (for the fourth time) and Michael Rigsby (FloRacing.com) will receive the “Media Member of the Year” Award. Doug Johnson, (Jackson Motorplex/Huset’s Speedway) received “Promoter of the Year” honors for the first time, and Mark Smith will receive the “Wild Card Award” in 2020 for his exciting performances on the way to 20 wins in 360 sprint car racing.

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 2021 at tracks throughout North America. The awards are announced the week of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

360 Sprint Car Poll Top 20

Position. Name, Hometown, Points (First Place Votes)

1. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 1010 (8)

2. Mark Smith, Sunbury, PA, 760 (4)

3. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 256

4. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 225

5. Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK, 133

6. Derek Hagar, Marion, AR, 132

7. Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN, 121

8. Dale Howard, Byhalia, MS, 114

9. Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, 107

10. Troy DeCaire, Wesley Chapel, FL, 100 (1)

(tie) Jack Dover, Springfield, NE, 100

12. Andy Forsberg, Auburn, CA, 85

13. Justin Sanders, Aromas, CA, 81

14. JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA, 78

15. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 75

16. Connor Leoffler, Myrtle Beach, SC, 67

17. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 65

18. Harli White, Lindsay, OK, 62

19. Michael Day, Farmersville, TX, 60

20. Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA, 52

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the special events happening here, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

 

 

SOUTHERN SPRINTS SET TO KICK OFF SIXTH SEASON THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

January 14, 2021 – Punta Gorda, Florida – The BG Products Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series (SSSS) is set to kick off its sixth season of existence this Saturday night January 16 when the series visits 417 Speedway in Punta Gorda, Florida.

The SSSS is one of the most unique pavement sprint car series’ in the entire country due to its Florida location. The series just completed its 2020 season on December 6 and now finds itself readying for the 2021 season just six weeks later. The series annually campaigns a schedule that extends twelve months of the calendar year.

Saturday’s event will be the first outdoor open wheel event of the 2021 North American racing season. For the past several seasons, 417 Speedway has annually played host to the 2021 North American opener.

Defending 2020 SSSS champion John Inman has indicated he my not defend his crown. If this holds true, it will keep the streak alive of not having a back-to-back series champion. To date, Inman is the only driver in series history with more than one championship. Both of those came three years apart.

Who could claim the 2021 crown is anyone’s’ guess. The series has been highly competitive to say the least. There have been four different series champions in the five-year history of the series.

The talent pool of capable drivers in the series is deep, and just got deeper this past season with the emergence of young drivers LJ Grimm and Daniel Miller. Both drivers are considered contenders for the 2021 championship.
Other veteran drivers returning in 2021 considered contenders for the championship include: Sport Allen, Troy DeCaire, Joey Aguilar, Mickey Kempgens, and Tommy Nichols, among others.

Local driver Scott Adema pulled off an impressive win the last time the series was in action at 417 Speedway on December 6. Adema charged from the back of the pack to claim his first-ever SSSS feature victory.

 

 

From The B To The Top 3

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

Brenten Farrer began his 2021 Sprintcar season in fine style as he charged to a third placed finish in the Col Beasley Classic at the Timmis Speedway at Mildura, an event that doubled as the opening round of the Australian 360ci Sprintcar Allstars Series.

The night began with a solid qualifying effort that put the #34 Frijtek / Porkers Transport Maxim on the front row and after a great battle with Steven Caruso Brenten went on to secure the heat win. But after dropping his second heat, due to a malfunctioning bleeder valve, Farrer had to make his way into the main event via the Last Chance Qualifier. Brenten went on to win the B Main ahead of Jarman Dalitz to lock in his starting position for the 30 Lap A-Main.

As the green flag fell Farrer had a lot of work to do and at the end of lap 1, he was 15th in the 19-car field. But as the race progressed, he made his way through the field charging into the top 3 with six laps remaining, picking up the bonus money as the “Hard Charger” in the process.

Unfortunately, despite his strong A-Main finish his second heat result proved to be costly in the points chase as he finished the night in 20th position overall in the Allstars points.

“Congratulations to Rusty (Hickman) but I would have loved to be off the front with him. The car had great speed in it but that second heat cost us. My Team gave me a great car and they worked hard all night.

We will now try and follow up our strong run at Mildura by going to Simpson on Saturday night and go for the win. The Challenge has a good field of cars so I’m really looking forward to getting back to a track I usually run well at” commented Brenten following the Mildura event.

Brenten would like to thank the following corporate supporters for their involvement in the 2021 Sprintcar Season: Frijtek Industrial Refrigeration, Trutest Inspection Services, AyrossTools & Supplies, B.A.T Training and Assessments, MaxwillRace Engines, BF Car Carriersand Phil Michell Motorsport Media.

 

 

All Star Challenge countdown

The 11th running of the esteemed Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge is only 24 hours away and teams are taking the time to ensure their race cars are ready to roll and with a stellar field of entries the excitement builds. 36 cars have entered and the All Stars are ready to mix it with the best in Australia. Some drivers names probably unknown to the general public but series regulars – V99 Corey Sandow, NS8 Shaun Forrell, SA95 Jarman Dalitz, VA92 Dan Scott just to mention a few have the
opportunity to line up alongside heavy hitters – JMac, Robbie Farr, Ando, Molly, Peskta and strut their stuff on the race track. “What an opportunity for our teams that don’t normally get the chance to compete with these drivers. I just hope they make the most of it, take in the experience and learn from them. Normally we have a couple of Americans with us for this show and I will miss our flamboyant TK but due to Covid it wasn’t to be this year but still we have a top line field of Aussies and the positive side is the money is guaranteed to stay in Australia.” says a very excited Mandy Searle.

Series heavy hitters are all the there – V29 Michael Tancredi slotting in another engine during the week after damaging it last weekend at Mildura. V83 Chris Solomon, SA33 Mark Caruso, V34 Brenten Farrer, SA11
Scott Enderl, V7 Paul Solomon, VA9 Dan Evans, D7 Matthew Reed is making his return. V40 Rusty Hickman was fast for his first night back to the Series taking out the Col Beasley Classic last weekend. Local hero and All Star Legend “Farmer” Phil Lock, V60 Jordyn Charge all capable of picking up their first All Star Challenge win.

The depth of the field doesn’t stop there – add to the list current 360 Australian Sprintcar Champion and current SRA Eureka Garages & Sheds Champ Brett Milburn. Milburn joined forces for 360 competition with Phil Seymour a couple of seasons back and the team have had great success together. This will also be the first time the #A1 gets to be displayed on the tail tank. Simpson track favourite V70 John Vogels has also swapped his 410 for a 360 ensuring he doesn’t miss the show. Vogels was a past winner of the All Star Challenge and is one of only two drivers to have competed in the event since it started 11 seasons back.
V73 Charles Hunter another 410 regular but swapping to a 360 for the season. TVG – just to name another. This list goes on as drivers throw their hat in the ring to be part of the richest 360 show in the country.

Tomorrow night Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway. Racing from 6.30

 

 

It’ll Be Full Throttle During Qualifying at the Fifty for 50!

Qualifying during both nights of the South West Conveyancing Fifty for 50 weekend were always going to be important, but now thanks to Full Throttle Publishing there is 500 more reason per night to put down a fast lap!

Sydney based photographer Tony Loxley has seen fit to throw some much-appreciated support behind the Fifty for 50 Weekend, with $500.00 being awarded each night to the driver who turns the best lap out of the five qualifying groups!

With Quick Time in each group, being inverted to a starting position of four in their heat races, the opportunity to advance to the dash component of the program each night will see drivers lay it all on the line, with plenty to race for each time they hit the track.

With the support of Full Throttle Publishing during Qualifying and R & M Security affording $2,500.00 to the Best Presented Car and Crew, the South West Conveyancing Fifty for 50 weekend is now carrying more than $100,000.00 in prizemoney and contingency awards, that the near 60 car strong field will battle it out for.

About Full Throttle Publishing:

Full Throttle Publishing take pride in producing each and every one of our motorsport books. Even the way our page numbers are presented, sets our unique titles ahead of the market place. Our stunning speedway and road racing motorsport books include Speedway Action, Caged Heat - The Wild World of Sprintcar Racing, Tasman Cup, F5000 Thunder, Ghosts in the Bull Pens and Speedway By the Freeway.

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Nominations Grow, Tickets Available & R&M Security Best Presented Car Locked In

The potential for the South West Conveyancing Fifty for 50 weekend entry list to crack the 60-car mark is very real with a more entries having been confirmed in recent days as ticket sales for the event continue in an equally as steady manner.

With just under $100,000.00 in prizemoney on offer over the two nights of competition, the capped 3,000 strong audience is set for a treat as some of the sport’s biggest names converge on Sungold Stadium for the two nights of competition.

Current Australian Champion Jamie Veal along with the past three Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Champions in James McFadden, Robbie Farr and Corey McCullagh will be joined by the likes of Grant Anderson, Brad Keller, Ryan Jones, Jye O’Keeffe, David Murcott, Darren Mollenoyux, Lachie McHugh, Jock Goodyer, Daniel Pestka will join a host of Victorian Stars such as John Vogels, Brett Milburn, Jordyn Charge and Cameron Waters of V8 Super Cars fame who will make his Sungold Stadium, Sprintcar debut as a part of the event.

Adding even more prestige to the event is R & M Security who will replicate their involvement in the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic by awarding $2,500 to the Best Presented Car and Crew at the Fifty for 50 weekend!

This prize alone is set to ensure that the teams present themselves immaculately for both nights of competition.

With more news to come in the coming days with regards to an exciting pair of Quick Time Awards the count down is on until next Friday, January 22 when night one of the South West Conveyancing Fifty for 50 weekend, which forms an integral part of the Speedway Australia Super Series gets underway!

Have you got your tickets yet ? Don’t miss out, log onto www.premierspeedway.com.au to claim yours!

Sprintcar Entrants:

Jamie Veal A1
Domain Ramsay V2
Ben Morris SA3
Darren Mollenoyux V3
Lisa Walker S4
Cameron Waters V6
Lachie McHugh NQ7
Bobby Daly V8
Scott Enderl S11
Phil Micallef VA11
Kristy Ellis V12
Brock Hallett S13
Joel Heinrich S16
Dennis Jones V17
James McFadden W17
Brad Keller S19
Glen Sutherland S20
Brayden Cooley V20
Ben Micallef V21
Jock Goodyer T22
Leigh Mugavin VA22
Jye O'Keeffe NT25
Daniel Pestka S27
Ross Jarred V27
Andrew Hughes V28
Stephen Spark V32
Eddie Lumbar N36
Terry Kelly S37
Grant Anderson V37
Darryl Atkinson VA37
Lachlan McDonough S38
Chris McInerney N40
Daniel Puddy S43
Tim Van Ginneken V44
Adam King V48
Robert Nicholas VA51
Matt Egel S52
Troy Hose V57
Jordyn Charge V60
Tate Frsot T62
Ryan Jones S63
Brett Milburn V68
John Vogels V70
Jake Smith V72
Mitch Smith V75
David Donegan VA75
Brayden Parr V77
Austin McDonald S85
Robbie Farr V88
Grant Stansfield VA88
Corey McCullagh V90
Travis Millar V93
David Murcott S97
Peter Doukas V98

 

 

ICYMI - Superstar Racing Experience Coming to Knoxville Raceway

Knoxville Raceway will host race No. 2 of the inaugural Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) season on Saturday, June 19.

The series features drivers Helio Castroneves, Bill Elliott, Ernie Frances Jr.,Tony Kanaan, Bobby Labonte, Willy T Ribbs, Tony Stewart, Paul Tracy and Mark Webber. The six-race series will compete at short tracks across the country and will air live on CBS.

Knoxville Championship Series 410 sprint cars will also compete on Saturday, June 19. Knoxville Championship Series 360s and the Pace Performance Pro Sprints will race on Friday, June 18.

Tickets for the Saturday, June 19 SRX and winged 410 event will go on sale Monday, February 1. Tickets will be available online or by calling the ticket office 641-842-5431.

Adult general admission tickets are $30, teens are $20 and children 12 and under are free. Reserved seats are $35 for adults, $25 for teens and $10 for children 12 and under. Camping is also available and must be reserved by calling the ticket office at 641-842-5431. Mark Your Calendars - Monday, February 1

Circle Monday, February 1 on your calendar! The following tickets go on sale:

NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's 3-day ticket packages (Thursday, August 12, Friday, August 13 and Saturday, August 14)

NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's 2-day ticket packages (Friday, August 13 and Saturday, August 14)

SRX plus Knoxville Championship Series 410s (Saturday, June 19)

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the ticket office at 641-842-5431. Camping Renewals Due January 29

Camping renewals for the 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's are due on Friday, January 29.

This is for the NORTH CAMPGROUND only.

If you did not roll over your camping site from 2020 or have not yet renewed your site for 2021, call the ticket office at 641-842-5431 by Friday, January 29. Just Seven Laps Remain to Sponsor!

We have just seven laps remaining to sponsor in the 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's!

Each lap is $1,000 to sponsor and all $1,000 goes to the driver that leads the lap. Sponsors are included in a billboard at the track and in a Nationals program ad. Each sponsor will also be featured individually on our social media accounts in the days leading into the event.

If interested in sponsoring a lap, contact Kendra Jacobs at KendraJ@KnoxvilleRaceway.com. Special Events Added to 2021 Season Schedule

Special events have been added to the 2021 Knoxville Raceway Championship Series schedule.

$1 Busch Light Can Nights - May 1, July 3, August 28

Knoxville Raceway Jr. Fan Club presented by Josh Hegwood Parties - May 15, July 3, July 31, August 28

Future Stars Night - May 15

Casey's Kids Candy Dash - June 5

 

 

Brady Bacon Named North American Non Wing Sprint Car Poll Awards “Driver of the Year” for 2020!

Knoxville, IA, January 13, 2021 – Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma today was named the 2020 “Driver of the Year” by the North American Non Wing Sprint Car Poll Awards voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the second time (2016). The 2020 USAC National Sprint Car champion counted the series’ first two events of the season at Bubba Raceway Park, the Bill Gardner Spectacular and the Gary Ricketts Memorial at Lincoln Park Speedway, and the prestigious Corn Belt Nationals at Knoxville Raceway amongst his conquests. Bacon earned nine of the eleven first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. 2018 “Driver of the Year” Tyler Courtney received one first-place ballot, as did Justin Grant.

Those drivers ranked second through fifth, respectively, are four-time USAC National Sprint Car feature winner Justin Grant, Terre Haute “Tony Hulman Classic” winner Chris Windom, Indiana Sprintweek champion Chase Stockon and three-time USAC National Sprint Car feature winner Kyle Cummins. Rounding out the ‘top ten’ drivers are CJ Leary, Tyler Courtney, Kevin Thomas Jr., Dave Darland and AJ Hopkins.

The Dynamics, Inc./Hoffman Racing #69 team with Brady Bacon at the wheel, earned the 2020 Non Wing Pole Awards “Team of the Year” for the third time (2008, 2016).

Max Adams was bestowed the “Wild Card Award” for his exciting non wing sprint car performances in 2020, while Rossville, Indiana’s Cole Bodine will receive the 2020 non wing sprint car “Rookie of the Year” Pole Award.

Richie Murray of USAC will receive the North American Non Wing Sprint Car Poll Awards “Media Member of the Year” honors for the second year in a row. Another recipient for the second year running will be Joe Spiker of Lincoln Park Speedway and Paragon Speedway, who will again receive the “Promoter of the Year” PoleAward.

John Godfrey of Spike Chassis will receive the “Builder/Manufacturer of the Year” honors for the fifth time (2011, 2014, 2016, 2019).

The North American Non Wing Sprint Car Poll Awards are an annual program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation, Inc., of Knoxville, Iowa. Pole Awards will be distributed in 2021 at tracks and other locations throughout North America. The awards are annually announced at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals held in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Wednesday, but due to the covid pandemic are being released each afternoon during Chili Bowl week.

2020 Non Wing Sprint Car Poll Awards Top 20

Position. Name, Hometown, Points (First Place Votes)

1. Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 960 (9)

2. Justin Grant, Ione, CA, 550 (1)

3. Chris Windom, Canton, IL, 540

4. Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, IN, 310

5. Kyle Cummins, Princeton, IN, 233

6. CJ Leary, Greenfield, IN, 228

7. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 225 (1)

8. Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL, 146

9. Dave Darland, Lincoln, IN, 91

10. AJ Hopkins, Brownsburg, IN, 63

11. Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA, 60

(tie) Shane Cottle, Kansas, IL, 60

13. Steven Drevicki, Reading, PA, 52

14. Riley Kriesel, Warsaw, MO, 50

15. Carson Short, Marion, IL, 45

16. Damion Gardner, Concord, CA, 43

(tie) Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 43

18. Jake Swanson, Hollister, CA, 41

19. Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS, 39

20. Max Adams, Loomis, CA, 34

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the special events happening here, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

 

 

Smiley's LARGEST ANNUAL EVENT - Pre-Season Sale & Swap Meet Same Day!

1/12/2021

Smiley’s Racing Products combined our Pre-Season Sale and Annual Swap Meet for ONE SUPER SATURDAY! It’s Our Biggest Annual Event!! We are offering “deep discounts” to help our customers “gear up” for the 2021 racing season. Almost Everything is on Sale!

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Annual Swap Meet

The Smiley's Racing Products Annual Swap Meet is scheduled for Saturday, January 30th, 2021 in our Mesquite, TX Store Parking Area. Gates will open at 7:00 am and close at 2:00 pm. Swap Space is available for $40.00 each on a first come, first serve basis.

From parts and pieces to complete race cars, it’s a great time for race teams to clear out inventory no longer needed and to pick up those needed parts. This annual event draws a big crowd, so plan to get here early to shop, swap, or sell and get the best deals!

FREE Lunch!

Saturday, January 30th a FREE Lunch will be provided. We will have hot dogs outside and tacos inside!

HOOSIER TIRE SOUTHWEST Deal of the Year!

• 10% OFF all Hoosier Tires (In Stores Only)

• FREE Shipping on ALL Hoosier Tires (Web Orders Only)

• $15 Oversized Fee on extra-large Drag Slicks and Sprint Rears

Offer is valid on Ground shipping to Continental U.S. Only. All Drag, Road Racing, Pro Street, ATV/Kart and Motocross tires can be shipped to any state in the Continental U.S. Hoosier Tire Distributor policy only allows us to ship Oval Track Dirt and Oval Track Asphalt tires to states in our Region – TX, OK, LA, AR, or NM.

Mark Your Calendars!

5 Day Only Website Sale

Thursday, January 28, 2021 thru

Monday, February 1, 2021

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The competition gets tougher - Molly & Peskta have joined in

In what was already a “who’s who” of sprintcar names local Warrnambool star Darren Mollenoyux and South Aussie Daniel Pestka have also secured 360 engines for this coming weekend. Dickson Motorsport are regular supporters of the All Star Challenge normally fielding an American for the show. This season they have joined forces with Molly to pilot the Distinct ICT, Brighton Volkswagen #V3 Cool. The season got off to a great start for them with Molly putting it on the podium for night 1 at Premier Speedway. Molly is almost of Simpson local and his knowledge of the Bungador bullring might pay to his advantage.

Daniel Peskta has teamed up with Jamie and James Stark to drive the Lobster Logistics, Starkys Fiberglass Repairs SA27 hotrod this season where they took out the A Main win at the recently reopened Bordertown’s Tolmer Speedway. The team have been competing for 15 years and Pestka gave them their first A Main Victory. This alone shows the talent of the guy. Pestka has run with the All Stars several times even locking in the prestigious 2018
Tyson Perez Memorial.

Both drivers hot with recent podium victories and this may be the night for more.

 

 

Kingshott Podiums Again

Despite a mixed run throughout the WA Speedweek Series, Dayne Kingshott was still able to produce his season-best performance for the Krikke Motorsport team over the weekend at the Perth Motorplex with the duo’s second podium finish of their 2020-21 season campaign.

Contesting last weekend’s final WA Speedweek Series round, which included a double dose of feature races – due to last Wednesday night’s postponement of the penultimate round, Kingshott drove to a solid second-place finish in the makeup 30-lap feature race, where he charged from the third row in the field to finish behind winner in American Brock Zearfoss.

With the Krikke Motorsport team’s confidence high off the back of the makeup feature race result, unfortunately, lady luck wasn’t on their side during the second 30-lap feature race, which saw Kingshott involved in an incident on the second lap that led to him failing to finish.

Although disappointed to not finish the Krikke Motorsport team’s WA Speedweek Series campaign with yet another podium finish, Kingshott was pleased with the night’s performance.

“The weekend’s run was without a doubt our best of the season, so it’s really encouraging for the entire Krikke Motorsport team and I,” expressed the pilot of the WA # 2 Transport Equipment Hire / Pumpa Manufacturing supported Maxim.

“In the opening feature race of the night, we got off to a good start with the team putting a great car under me, which gave us our best performances of the season.”

Kingshott and the team endured a challenging run throughout the WA Speedweek Series, which resulted in them finishing seventh in the final point standings, and it saw him lose the overall SEG Series point standings lead by a mere six points, which is the equivalent ofthree spots in a feature race.

“Between the leader and I in the current SEG Series standings, there is only six points difference, so it’s going to be a very interesting finish in the final five rounds,” Kingshott commented.

“There’s a lot of confidence within our team off the back of the weekend’s run, and we are looking forward to continuing to grow as a team throughout the remainder of the season, as we attempt to claim some more podium results and try to also reclaim the SEG Series lead.”

The next outing for Kingshott and the Krikke Motorsport team will be the latest SEG Series round at the Perth Motorplex on the Saturday night of January 30.

Latest SEG Series Point Standings: 1 Callum Williamson - 1508 points 2 Kaiden Manders - 1504 3 Dayne Kingshott - 1502 4 Kris Coyle - 1490 5 James Inglis - 1460

Final WA Speedweek Series Point Standings: 1 Brock Zearfoss (USA) - 886 2 Robbie Farr (NSW) - 848 3 Callum Williamson - 826 4 Kris Coyle - 818 5 Kaiden Manders - 804 *7 Dayne Kingshott - 786

The Krikke Motorsport team is proudly supported in the 2020-21 season by:

Transport Equipment Hire Pumpa Manufacturing Mobil 1 Maxwill Racing Engines PWR Performance Products Redline Media RPM Race Products Performance Racegear P1 Advanced Racewear Resolve Automotive Spraypainters Bunbury Toyota Blackbeard Designs JP Signs

The Krikke Motorsport merchandise, along with a limited range of discounted merchandise from previous seasons, is available on the team’s online store. To view and purchase your merchandise, visit our online store: www.krikkemotorsport.store

To keep up to date with the Krikke Motorsport team, visit their website at www.krikkemotorsport.com.au or follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by searching Krikke Motorsport.

 

 

Farr and Anderson throw their names into the ring

Fresh off the news that JMac is competing at the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge two other heavy hitters have also nominated for the show. Robbie Farr will be driving for Victory Lane Racegear’s Drysdale Chaff Mills, Ramsdale Wreckers, Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers J&J V88. Farr has been signed to run Avalon, Mt Gambier and Premier the following weekend so car owner Mat Eastham decided to include the All Star Challenge. Eastham is a regular supporter of the All Stars so it certainly isn’t unusual to see him at the Challenge.

Grant Anderson has teamed up with Brad Foster for the night running the B&B Retaining Walls, Ostrich Racing Engines J&J V11. Foster was the 2012/13 Series Champion running with the All Stars since its conception but has sat out of the seat to concentrate on work and family over the past couple of seasons. Foster has been working with Anderson for a while now to make things happen but up until now things just did line up. Fortunately for the Series they have now managed to make it happen.

“What can I say – WOW, it is fantastic. The show just keeps getting bigger and bigger.” Searle said

 

 

Lake Ozark Speedway 2021 Season Launch
Eldon, MO. (1/11/2021) Bookended by headlining open-wheel events, Lake Ozark Speedway is proud to release the 2021 season schedule with competitive weekend racing dates ranging from early-April until mid-October.

Set for action in 2021 in Lake Ozark Speedway’s weekly racing classes competing in thirteen race-nights, will be the United States Racing Association B-Modifieds, the Lake Ozark Speedway Pure Stocks, and the newly formed POWRi Super Stocks. The exciting Midwest Mods will make their debut at Lake Ozark Speedway with three appearances in the 2021 racing season. The recently re-titled POWRi Super Sprints, formally the POWRi RaceSaver 305 Sprints, will be in action at Lake Ozark Speedway in twelve edge-of-the-seat events in 2021, highlighted by the ‘POWRi Super Sprint Nationals’ on Saturday, July 3rd capped off by a huge fireworks display. Lake Ozark Speedway’s POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint class will return in 2021, operating on a similar alternating racing schedule to the Super Sprints, will compete in eight stand-alone events and a total of fifteen appearances including seven ASCS National and Regional event dates throughout the year.

Highlighted by major events in 2021, Lake Ozark Speedway will host a diverse range of traveling series throughout the season, bringing in the All-Star Circuit of Champions, the POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget Leagues, Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour, Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association, POWRi Lucas Oil Wingless Auto Racing Sprint Car League, ASCS Sooner and Warrior Regions, United Late Model Association and the POWRi Lucas Oil Midwest Lightning Sprints.

Opening the season in a major way with the ‘Lake Ozark Speedway Spring Nationals’ on Friday, April 2nd, and Saturday, April 3rd. Showcasing the top-tier sprint racers from both aspects of the wing or non-wing debate with the Third Annual Non-Wing Nationals featuring the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League, as well as the ASCS Sooner Region taking on the ASCS Warrior Region in an ASCS Regional border battle with the POWRi Ozark 360 Sprints.

The Lake Ozark Speedway “Chase for the Championship” starts off rocking on Saturday, May 8th for the POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint, POWRi Super Sprint, USRA B-Mod, POWRi Super Stock, and Pure Stock classes.

Excitement is in the air for July 23-24 as the Ollie’s Bargain Barn All-Star Circuit of Champions rolls into “The Lake” for side-by-side 410-winged sprinting action. Both nights the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints will run as a support class with the POWRi Super Sprints also sharing the spotlight on Friday’s program and the POWRi Lucas Oil Midwest Lightning Sprints additionally running on Saturday.
The cars and stars of the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association will make their only appearance at Lake Ozark Speedway for a huge two-day show on August 13 & 14 for the Bash at the Beach supported on Friday night with the POWRi Super Stocks and on Saturday night with the USRA B-Mods and Midwest Mods.

Continuing with the trend of outstanding events, Lake Ozark Speedway will host the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League and the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour for a pair of speedy holiday weekends; first with the Lake Ozark Speedway Memorial Nationals on May 29-30, then again on September 4-5 for the Lake Ozark Speedway 360 Nationals.

The last weekend in September is set aside for the fender to fender and door to door excitement of the POWRi Super Stock Nationals, as Super Stocks from all over the region are expected to Battle at the Beach on September 24th and 25th.
Ending the Championship Racing Season on a high note at Lake Ozark Speedway with the “Chase for the Championship” for the POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint, POWRi Super Sprint, USRA B-Mod, POWRi Super Stock, and Pure Stock classes at the Lake Ozark Speedway Season Championship on Saturday, October 9th.

An exciting new addition to the Lake Ozark Speedway facility in 2021 will be our Luxury Suites standing above the grandstands off of turn 4. This along with the available 5,000 grandstand seats, additions to our sound system that reaches the front stretch, backstretch, and pit area, TV-quality MUSCO lighting on the 1/3rd mile banked clay oval, remodeled full concession area, full LOS Bar area, large and clean restrooms in 3 locations throughout the facility, children’s playground, handicap parking and seating, motorcycle parking, closed-circuit TV in several areas of the facility along with electronic timing and scoring boasting a 20 position scoreboard.

The World of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars are currently being finalized as well, with officials from WoO, LOS, and JJR working to finalize the Jason Johnson Memorial and other racing opportunities in 2021.

Lake Ozark Speedway Tentative 2021 Season Schedule:
Thursday, April 1 | Test & Tune | All Classes
Friday, April 2 | Lake Ozark Speedway Spring Nationals |
ASCS Sooner/ASCS Warrior/POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint & POWRi WAR
Saturday, April 3 | Lake Ozark Speedway Spring Nationals |
ASCS Sooner/ASCS Warrior/POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint & POWRi WAR
Saturday, April 10 | Off Week
Saturday, April 17 | Off Week
Saturday, April 24 | Test & Tune | All Classes
Saturday, May 1 | Test & Tune | All Classes
Saturday, May 8 | Lake Ozark Speedway Season Opener |
POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint, POWRi Super Sprint, POWRi Super Stock,
USRA B-Mod, & Pure Stock
Saturday, May 15 | POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint, POWRi Midwest Lightning Sprint,
POWRi Super Stock, USRA B-Mod, & Pure Stock
Saturday, May 22 | POWRi Super Sprint, USRA B-Mod, POWRi Super Stock, & Pure Stock
Friday, May 28 | Lake Ozark Speedway Memorial Nationals | Testing (All Classes)
Saturday, May 29 | Lake Ozark Speedway Memorial Nationals |
POWRi National Midget & ASCS National/POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint
Sunday, May 30 | Lake Ozark Speedway Memorial Nationals |
POWRi National Midget & ASCS National/POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint
Saturday, June 5 | POWRi Super Sprint, ULMA Late Model, USRA B-Mod,
POWRi Super Stock, & Pure Stock
Saturday, June 12 | POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint, USRA B-Mod,
POWRi Super Stock, & Pure Stock
Saturday, June 19 | POWRi Super Sprint, POWRi Midwest Lightning Sprint,
USRA B-Mod, POWRi Super Stock, & Pure Stock
Saturday, June 26 | POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint, ULMA Late Model, USRA B-Mod,
POWRi Super Stock, & Pure Stock
Friday, July 2 | POWRi Super Sprint Nationals | Testing (All Classes)
Saturday, July 3 | POWRi Super Sprint Nationals | Fireworks Special |
POWRi Super Sprint, POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint, POWRi Midwest Lightning Sprint
Saturday, July 10 | POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint, USRA B-Mod, POWRi Super Stock, & Pure Stock
Saturday, July 17 | Off Week
Friday, July 23 | All-Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints,
POWRi WAR, & POWRi Super Sprint
Saturday, July 24 | All-Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints,
POWRi WAR, & POWRi Midwest Lightning Sprint
Saturday, July 31 | POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint, USRA B-Mod, POWRi Super Stock, & Pure Stock
Saturday, August 7 | POWRi Super Sprint, USRA B-Mod, POWRi Super Stock, & Pure Stock
Friday, August 13 | Lucas Oil MLRA, ULMA Late Model, & POWRi Super Stock
Saturday, August 14 | Lucas Oil MLRA, USRA B-Mod, Midwest Mod
Saturday, August 21 | POWRi WAR, POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint, USRA B-Mod,
POWRi Super Stock, & Pure Stock
Saturday, August 28 | POWRi Super Sprint, POWRi Midwest Lightning Sprint,
USRA B-Mod, POWRi Super Stock, & Pure Stock
Friday, September 3 | Lake Ozark Speedway 360 Nationals | Testing (All Classes)
Saturday, September 4 | Lake Ozark Speedway 360 Nationals |
POWRi National Midget & ASCS National/POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint
Sunday, September 5 | Lake Ozark Speedway 360 Nationals |
POWRi National Midget & ASCS National/POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint
Saturday, September 11 | Off Week
Saturday, September 18 | Off Week
Friday, September 24 | POWRi Super Stock Nationals| POWRi Super Stock & Midwest Mod
Saturday, September 25 | POWRi Super Stock Nationals| POWRi Super Stock & Midwest Mod
Saturday, October 2 | Lake Ozark Speedway Fall Nationals |
ASCS Warrior Region/POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint & POWRi Super Sprints
Saturday, October 9 | Championship Night |
POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint, POWRi Super Sprint, USRA B-Mod,
POWRi Super Stock, & Pure Stock
Saturday, October 23 | World of Outlaws Sprint & POWRi Super Sprint

Schedule subject to alterations with even more events currently being finalized, future updates will be posted as confirmed, times and prices for each event available online. Full speedway details can be found online at www.lakeozarkspeedway.net. For more information on Lake Ozark Speedway such as points, driver profiles, and track data visit www.lakeozarkspeedway.net or @LakeOzarkSpeedway on all social media platforms.

 

 

Brock Zearfoss doubles-up at Perth, scores Western Australia Speedweek title

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PERTH, Australia (January 10, 2021) – The “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss capped his first-ever trip Down Under with a perfect score, winning back-to-back main events in a double feature program at Perth Motorplex in Perth, Australia, on Saturday, January 9. The wins, bumping his Australian total to three including a prior triumph at Ellenbrook on January 2, also solidified a Western Australia Speedweek title for Zearfoss, as well as for car owner, Sean Carren. The win at Ellenbrook was a first for the United States.

In addition to three victories, Zearfoss, who scored $5,000 and $10,000, respectively, for his Perth wins, as well as an additional $7,500 for the Speedweek championship, finished no worse than third during the six features contested during Western Australia Speedweek, opening his campaign with a third-place run at Perth on December 26, followed by a pair of runner-up performances at Perth on December 28 and Bunbury on January 1.

With a title comes prestige, as Zearfoss’ name will be added to a competitive list of prior Western Australia Speedweek champions that includes Donny Schatz, Kenny Jacobs, Jack Hewitt, and Jac Haudenschild.

“I can’t say enough about Sean Carren and the entire Goldstar Transport team. Not only were we able to communicate and show speed right out of the gate, but they treated me like one of their own and gave me an incredible experience. Sean presented me with an opportunity of a lifetime and I couldn’t be more thankful for him taking a chance on me,” Zearfoss said, who drove the Sean Carren-owned, Goldstar Transport, GKR Transport, AAA Metal Recycling, Valvoline, No. 95W sprint car during his Australian campaign. “I want to also thank Geoff Kendrick and Lynton Jeffrey for their help in bringing this deal together. My goal was to make the most of this trip and represent the United States at the highest level. To bring that goal to life is pretty surreal.”

Despite the level of success attained, Zearfoss will have little time to celebrate, as the Jonestown, Pennsylvania-native is set to begin his 2021 campaign on American soil with a stop at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia, on Saturday, January 30. The Winter Freeze program featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions will award a $10,000 top prize.

Following their Georgia visit, Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue the new year with a trek to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida, where the team will commence their rookie season with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. Before kicking things off with the Greatest Show On Dirt, Zearfoss will join the All Stars at Volusia on Wednesday and Thursday, February 3-4; the Outlaws will begin their season the following three evenings on February 5-7.

“The trip to Australia was a perfect momentum kick for our Outlaw season,” Zearfoss continued. “I can’t wait to get started.”

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

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

STATS: 2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics: Wins: 3 Top-5s: 6 Top-10s: 6 *2020 Australia starts included

2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics: Wins: N/A Top-5s: N/A Top-10s: N/A

2021 Victories: 3 (Ellenbrook Speedway [Western Australia] – January 2) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9)

2021 Highlights: Finished third during first-ever start at Perth Motorplex in Perth, Australia, on December 26. Finished second during the second round of Western Australia Speedweek at Perth on December 28. Finished second during the third round of Western Australia Speedweek at Bunbury on January 1. Won first-ever feature in Australia on January 2 at Ellenbrook Speedway. Swept Western Australia Speedweek finale at Perth Motorplex on January 9. Scored Western Australia Speedweek championship.

 

 

Monte Motorsport slot in a 360

Yes you did hear it first directly from Monte Motorsport Team that their first race on the east coast will be the Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway All Star Challenge. JMac is swapping his 410 for a 360 for possibly a one off occasion to run the prestigious event and try to pick up a cool $10K along the way.

Promoter Searle told us “We are absolutely rapt to have James come and have a run with us for the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge this Saturday night. James is not normally a 360 racer but having said that he did win the 2019 360 Knoxville Nationals and that alone is an amazing achievement. Back in the day I always told James that I would love him to come and run with us and now it is finally happening. It’s our biggest show for the year and we are honoured to have the best drivers in the world run with us.”

This coming Saturday night Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway

 

 

The 2021 Monarch Motor Speedway schedule is now published for viewing!

** Click this direct link to our website where you can view, download and print (PDF) the schedule:

https://www.mmsdirt.com/schedule.html

This season we have TONS of SPECIAL EVENTS and several touring series that'll keep you entertained all year long!

2021 Monarch Motor Speedway Schedule - as of 1/8/21:

Date: Event/Divisions:

02/18/2021 USRA Southern Thaw! USRA Stock Cars/Limited-BMods/Factory Stocks/Tuners (Youth class off) (THURSDAY)

02/19/2021 USRA Southern Thaw! USRA Stock Cars/Limited-BMods/Factory Stocks/Tuners (Youth class off) (FRIDAY)

03/07/2021 Open Practice for All Dirt Track Racing divisions (more details will be posted) (SUNDAY)

03/13/2021 Touring Outlaw Modified Series/Tuners/Eco Mods/Factory Stocks/Limited-BMods. Points Opener! (SATURDAY)

03/19/2021 POWRi Lucas Oil Midgets National Tour! Tuners/Eco Mods/Limited-BMods (FRIDAY)

03/20/2021 POWRi Lucas Oil Midgets National Tour! Tuners/Factory Stocks/Limited-BMods (SATURDAY)

03/26/2021 Texas Sprint Series for RaceSaver IMCA Sprint Cars/Tuners/Eco Mod/Factory Stock/Limited-BMods (FRIDAY)

04/03/2021 Easter Eggstravaganza! Elite NonWing Sprints/Tuners/EcoMods/Factory Stocks/Limited-BMods (SATURDAY)

04/09/2021 Sooner Sprint Series/Tuners/Eco Mods/Factory Stock/Limited-BMods (FRIDAY)

04/17/2021 Sooner Late Models/Tuners/Eco Mods/Factory Stock/Limited-BMods (SATURDAY)

04/23/2021 Outlaw Modifieds/Tuners/Eco Mods/Factory Stocks/Limited-BMods (FRIDAY)

4/30/2021 Outlaw Modifieds/Tuners/Eco Mods/Factory Stock/Limited-BMods (FRIDAY)

05/14/2021 Outlaw Modifieds/Tuners/Eco Mods/Factory Stocks/Limited-BMods (FRIDAY)

05/22/2021 Panhandle 25 Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series Nat’ls/Tuners/Eco Mods/Factory Stocks/Limited-BMods (SAT)

05/28-30/2021 OFF for Memorial Day Weekend (no racing)

06/04/2021 Round 1 Sunoco Summer Series! TRAIN RACE! Tuners/Eco Mods/Factory Stock/Limited-BMods (FRIDAY)

06/11/2021 Sooner Sprint Series/Tuners/Eco Mods/FS/Limited-BMods. Round 2 Sunoco Summer Series (FRIDAY)

06/18/2021 Sooner Late Models/Tuners/Eco Mods/FS/LTD-BMods. Round 3 Sunoco Summer Series (FRIDAY)

06/26/2021 Texas Sprint Series/Tuners/Eco Mods/FS/LTD-BMods. Sunoco Summer Series Finale! (SATURDAY)

07/03/2021 Fireworks Spectacular! $1,000/win Demo Derby! Tuners/Eco Mods/Factory Stocks/Limited-BMods (SATURDAY)

07/04-08/27 SUMMER BREAK (no oval track racing)

08/13-14 MONSTERS AT MONARCH (Monster Trucks – Plus Much More! Stay tuned for details!) (FRI. & SAT.)

08/28/2021 Sooner Sprint Series/Tuners/Eco Mods/Factory Stock/Limited-BMods (SATURDAY)

09/04/2021 Tuner SSC Rabid Rundown! Plus Eco Mods/Factory Stock/Limited-BMods (SATURDAY)

09/18/2021 Red River Shootout! Sooner Limiteds-BMods TX vs. OK! Plus Outlaw Mods/Tuners/Eco Mods/FS (SATURDAY)

10/02/2021 Falls Town Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series Showdown/Tuners/Factory Stocks/Eco Mod/Limited-BMods (SAT)

10/16/2021 Elite NonWing Sprints/Tuners/Eco Mods/Factory Stocks/Limited-BMods (SATURDAY)

10/30/2021 TRICK-R-TREAT Texas Sprint Series Finale/Tuners/Eco Mods/Factory Stocks/Limited-BMods (SATURDAY)

Schedule subject to change at promoters discretion. Check track Facebook and website prior to traveling on race day for the latest updates.

We look forward to seeing you all at Monarch Motor Speedway in 2021 and we're excited to bring this LOADED schedule jammed with special events to racing fans and teams in the region!

 

 

Special Stickers and GoFundMe Account Set Up to Help Family of Bryan Gapinski

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Jan. 8, 2021) - Bryan Gapinski left an indelible legacy within the racing community.

Gapinski passed away at 56-years-old in October 2020 following a fight with cancer and now some of his friends have stepped up to not only honor Gapinski, but to help his family.

Dick Kaiser, a driver who knew Gapinski for a long time, has created unique stickers that pay homage to Gapinski. The stickers will be available starting next week at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Okla., and during the 2021 racing season. Supporters are asked to donate what they can when receiving a sticker as the proceeds will go to the Gapinski Family.

"I raced midgets for a long time and Bryan has been a friend of mine," Kaiser said. "When Bryan was going through the battle with cancer I was one of the few to know. At the funeral we started thinking of how to help the family out. He has two young children and one has special needs with autism. Jenna, Bryan's wife, lost her father three weeks later and then she got broadsided in a car accident. I got together with Dan Boorse and some racing people because we need to help out."

In addition to the stickers a GoFundMe account has been established for the Gapinski Family. The link to learn more and donate is: https://gofund.me/b9ce239e.

Two-time Chili Bowl champion Dan Boorse, who was also great friends with Gapinski, has been working with Kaiser and others.

"I am donating $1,000 to kick off the GoFundMe and I challenge any other driver who has been a champion or is going after a national championship to match me or donate what you can," Boorse said. "Not only did I know (Bryan) so personally and was the best man at his wedding, he was such a special guy. Everyone he talked to, he made you feel special. He was an encyclopedia of the midget world of anything that went on. He knew racing from the East Coast to the West Coast. That's where the National Midget Driver of the Year came from. Every midget race that was run in the county, he had to find out where everybody finished and add up all the points. He took all the points and had a formula."

Gapinski was the leader of the annual National Midget Driver of the Year Award as well as an announcer and media personality. He worked closely with RacinBoys on the Chili Bowl Nationals broadcasts and the RacinBoys team recently debuted a new look for the announcer booth - now titled the Bryan Gapinski Announcers Booth.

"Bryan was a big part of our coverage on RacinBoys and he was a great friend," RacinBoys Co-Founder Scott Traylor said. "He is missed, but will always be a part of our team. We encourage everyone who can to help support the Gapinski Family."

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

Annual Col Beasley Classic

“Finally we are about to kick off season 14 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series at Timmis Speedway, Saturday night January 9th. I can’t wait to see all our old teams, meet our new teams and be back at Mildura; a star studded line up making it an exciting way to kick off our season with the Col Beasley Classic incorporating RD1. As everyone remembers Col was a well-loved bloke around Mildura and passionate sprintcar competitor. He ran with us back in the day and we are
really honoured to be able to hold this 4th tribute night in his honour. Unfortunately last season Col’s
race was washed out but the weather is looking good for this weekend. ” says Mandy Searle Series
Promoter.

A new initiative this season is the Flocon Mildura Moonshine Masters. This incorporates the 3 series races at Mildura and pays $2000 to the winner. “Seeing we aren’t travelling along the Murray River this season we needed to replace our King of the River miniseries and decided that as we have a few shows at Mildura we would put an added incentive for teams to travel for each round. The driver with the highest points overall for these 3 shows based on the A Main only will pick up a $2000 bonus.” Searle said.

Making his debut in 360’s is Supercars Tickford Racing pilot Cameron Waters. Waters is driving for Colin McQuinn’s Chief Racing team in a Maxim chassis recently acquired from the McFadden Family. The team had a shakedown at practice last Sunday. “I’m not underestimating the task ahead one bit and my first run in the car last Sunday was a real eye-opener, despite having had some previous Speedway experience,” said Waters. The team plan on contesting about 10 shows this season.

Current series champ V29 Michael Tancredi was one of the first to nominate returning to defend his championship. Defending Beasley Classic winner Daniel Evans will be driving for Paul McClure in the VA9; Evans & McClure joined forces last season and are continuing the partnership this season. Solomon brothers Paul & Chris are both past Series champs and already have laps under their belts running 410 shows lately. Brenten Farrer is making a return to the series. Farrer’s V34 is another
past champ and has secured a 360 for the series. V40 Rusty Hickman is another hard charger running
with the series again this season. The name Hickman is synonymous with the series with both his
Mum, Sandie & Dad Darren competing back in the day. Darren was the inaugural series champ in
2007/08. Another pair of brothers is competing against each other with All Star regular Mark Caruso being joined by his Steven. Mark’s SA33 and Stevens SA10 cars look alike but driving styles are different and they don’t give each other an inch on the race track. V73 Charles Hunter is a new name to the series along with V76 Adam Cullinger and rookie racer D26 Todd Moule. Phil Lock, Brendan Guerin, Jarman Dalitz, Scott Enderl, Marcus Green, Dan Scott just to name a few are pumped to get back on track and return to racing.

With a field of 29 cars the excitement has been building to run on the newly revamped B&S Earthworks Timmis Speedway. The Timmis Club have spent the last few months working tirelessly laying a new race track, concrete pole line, irrigating the infield, working on Club Rooms & Kitchens and overall upgrading the venue. Congratulations must be given to all the doers and shakers that have made this happen.

 

 

New Zealand opportunity up for grabs to Kings of Thunder regulars in 2021

By Gary Thomas

Hanford, CA – January 7, 2021…An exciting prospect awaits Kings of Thunder Winged Sprint Car drivers this coming season, with a once in a lifetime opportunity to compete in New Zealand just announced.

Keller Auto Speedway Promoter Peter Murphy fashioned the idea and has a deal in place to have the high-point earner during a selected series of Kings of Thunder events receive a chance to pilot the Dalton’s No. 11 at Western Springs and Palmerston North.

The special trip in December to New Zealand will be dubbed as the Dalton’s Down Under “Kings of Thunder Lord of the Rings Tour.” The title plays off the fact that the Dalton’s race shop is located approximately five miles from the town where the “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit” films were made.

“I have several ideas in my head that I’d like to have a go and this was certainly near the top of that list,” stated Murphy. “It will be a nice incentive for the drivers that compete at my place in Hanford and Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. We know the Kings of Thunder 360s have a pair of races in November, but to have everything in place to make the trip to New Zealand in December, we wanted to determine our winner following the October 9th Tribute to Morrie Williams event.”

Not only will the high-point earner during the special series within a series receive that exciting opportunity, but there will also be a random draw for the drivers ranking second through 10th (those who compete at 100% of the races). The person selected will have the opportunity to visit New Zealand and take in the races during that same time.

Murphy spoke about the additional prize, which is sure to be another wonderful incentive for Kings of Thunder regulars. “We also wanted to have another driver receive the opportunity to visit New Zealand and take in all its beauty. The only stipulation for the secondary prize is that a driver is required to compete at all the eligible races to earn that chance. New Zealand is extremely near and dear to my heart, so I’m thrilled we’re able to put this together.”

As noted, the Dalton’s Down Under “Kings of Thunder Lord of the Rings Tour” will occur at Western Springs Speedway and Palmerston North in New Zealand during the month of December.

The Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars open the 2021 campaign on Saturday February 20th at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford. The first event that will award points towards the Dalton’s Down Under Tour is scheduled for Friday March 26th at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare.

Races that will count towards the Dalton’s Down Under Tour are listed at the bottom of this release. Points will be earned in feature competition only during the selected events. There will be a total of six full point shows and three races that will award show up points. More info will follow.

The Keller Auto Speedway is a 3/8-mile clay oval and is located on the Kings County Fairgrounds in Hanford, California. The physical address is 801 S. 10th Ave. Hanford, Ca 93230. More info can be found at www.kellerautospeedway.com or by visiting the track Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/KingsSpeedwayOfficialSite

The Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets at 620 South K Street Tulare, California 93274. For more info visit www.thunderbowlraceway.com and be sure to like the track Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/tularethunderbowlraceway ……

Dalton’s Down Under Tour Qualifying Races

Friday March 26th: Kings of Thunder 360s at Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway (Round 1)

Saturday April 10: Kings of Thunder 410s at Keller Auto Speedway (Show Up Points)

Friday May 14th: Sprint Car Challenge Tour/ KoT 360s at Keller Auto Speedway (Round 2)

Saturday May 15th: Kings of Thunder 360s at Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway (Round 3)

Thursday May 27th: Trophy Cup 27 Opening Night at Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway (Show Up Points)

Friday September 17th: Kings of Thunder 360s at Keller Auto Speedway (Round 4)

Friday September 24th: Kings of Thunder 410s at Keller Auto Speedway (Show Up Points)

Friday October 8th: Sprint Car Challenge Tour/ KoT 360s at Keller Auto Speedway (Round 5)

Saturday October 9th: Kings of Thunder 360s at Keller Auto Speedway (Final Round)

 

 

KENNY WALLACE DIRT RACING EXPERIENCE COMING TO PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY MARCH 18 AND 21

(Perris, CA, January 7, 2021) Southern California race fans who want to get a real feel of what it is like to drive a true race car on a legendary racetrack can do so when the Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience returns to Perris Auto Speedway on March 18th and 21st.

The two sessions will allow fans to either drive a car on the famous half-mile clay oval by themselves or they can do a ride along with a race car driver. Cars available for fans to steer on the track at the Experience include a Legends Modified, Late Model, Big Block Modified, UMP Modified or a Sprint Car. A description of each of the cars is available at the following link. https://dirtracewithkenny.com/cars/

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Packages range from five to 50 laps. To make reservations or for more information, fans can call (401) 543-FAST or go to the Experience website https://dirtracewithkenny.com/.

Fans can stay up to date on track and driver news on The PAS social media efforts at the links below.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the SoCal Fair and Event Center (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, on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds. For directions on MapQuest, the address to enter is: 18700 Lake Perris Drive and the zip code is 92571.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2019 season. Ahern Equipment Rentals, All Coast Construction, Battery Systems, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Moose Racing, Pepsi-Cola, Pole Position, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction and Vista Paint.

Video and DVD productions of all racing sprint cars 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 website LoudPedal Productions.

DVD’s of all the PASSCAR/IMCA racing and Nights of Destruction at The PAS are available from Fourvideos. For more information call (714) 225-9500.

mailto:perrisautospeedway1@gmail.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

2021 EVENT SCHEDULE

March 6th "OPENING NIGHT" LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION I – Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

March 13th PASSCAR SERIES – Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

March 20th NOS ENERGY DRINK WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SERIES, AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and PAS Senior Sprints

April 3rd LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION II – Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

April 10th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

April 24th "SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS Senior Sprints

May 1st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III – Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

May 15th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

May 22nd "SALUTE TO INDY" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints and So Cal Sportsman Sprint Cars

June 5th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IV - Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

June 12th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

June 19th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints and So Cal Sportsman Sprint Cars

June 26th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 4th FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V - Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

July 10th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 16th “SUMMER CAMPFEST” AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints and So Cal Sportsman Sprint Cars

July 17th “SUMMER CAMPFEST” AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints and So Cal Sportsman Sprint Cars

July 24th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 31st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VI - Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

August 14th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

August 21st CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints and So Cal Sportsman Sprint Cars

August 28th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VII - Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

September 4th “SUMMER CAMPFEST II” PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

September 5th “SUMMER CAMPFEST II” PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

September 11th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VIII - Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

September 18th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

September 25th "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints and So Cal Sportsman Sprint Cars

October 16th PASSCAR SERIES – “FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT” - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

October 23rd AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints and So Cal Sportsman Sprint Cars

October 30th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VIIII - Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

November 3rd 25TH ANNUAL OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION - Practice Night

November 4th 25TH ANNUAL OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL, AMSOIL USAC/CRA, USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CARS

November 5th 25TH ANNUAL OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL, AMSOIL USAC/CRA, USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CARS

November 6th 25TH ANNUAL OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL, AMSOIL USAC/CRA, USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CARS

November 13th PASSCAR “CHAMPION’S NIGHT” - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

NOTE: SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE COVID 19 AND OTHER FACTORS.

 

 

Noceti Group looking for big things this year at Stockton Dirt Track, 99 Speedway, Drifting and more

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA – January 8, 2021…With the calendar flipped to a new year Northern California based Noceti Group Inc. is eager to present a full slate of motorsports competition at the Stockton Dirt Track, Stockton 99 Speedway, Drifting and Little 99 this season.

The Stockton Dirt Track and 99 Speedway each held events this past weekend, with the Dirt Track set to get right back at it on Saturday January 16th featuring a program of Dirt Modifieds, Sports Mods, Bombers, B4 Cylinders, and a special Fan Race. The facility will see a full complement of Modified and Stock Car action this year, as a total of nine races will be headlined by Dirt Mods. To view rules for the new Fan Races, click http://stocktondirttrack.com/sdt_fan_race_rules_2021.pdf

A trio of visits by the King of the West-NARC 410 Sprint Car Series and two appearances by the Sprint Car Challenge Tour will be seen, along with a pair of non-sanctioned Winged 360 Sprint Car races. Special events returning to the lineup include the “Salute to LeRoy Van Conett,” the “Jimmy Sills Classic” and the 38th annual “Tribute to Gary Patterson.” For the first time the speedway will also honor the late Roy Lee Van Conett during the month of July.

Other highlights on the schedule will be the inaugural Enduro Lonestar 200 in April, the West Coast Summer Nationals Tractor Pulls in June and Monster Truck Madness in October. Noceti Group is working with Brad Dixon of Devils Bowl Speedway on the Lonestar Enduro, which will pay $5,000-to-win and pay down to the top-20 finishers.

“We kicked off the season last week at the Stockton Dirt Track and hopefully everyone was pleased with the racetrack after the changes in the off-season,” commented NGI President Tony Noceti. “We’re continuing to tweak the surface ever so slightly but are happy with the direction its headed. One of my goals at the end of the season was to improve things with our track because we want to give racers and fans the best show possible.”

Likewise, Stockton 99 Speedway also features a full schedule of events with the track coming back to life for its 72nd season on Saturday March 13th during the $5,000-to-win SPEARS Pro Late Model Series sanctioned “Asparagus Cup 125.” Rounding out the early season card will be the Legends of the Pacific. The event will showcase an Open Practice/ Test and Tune the night before.

The SPEARS Pro Late Model Series will contest a total of four events at the track this season, while the SPEARS Southwest Tour will headline a pair of programs on May 1st and August 14th. Returning champions and all the local favorites will be back in action this year with a healthy mix of the Stockton Late Models, Bombers, B4 Cylinders and more. A new series created this year includes the Junior B4’s, which showcases drivers ages 10-15. A mandatory Junior B4 orientation will occur at the track on April 11th.

Additional cornerstone events that dot the schedule include the “Ron Strmiska Firecracker 125” on July 4th, the annual “Night of Champions” featuring autographs and honoring drivers of the days gone by on August 7th, the “Fall Classic” on October 2nd and Championship Night on October 23rd. The annual “Rods, Ribs & Brew Car Show” also returns during Labor Day weekend on Saturday September 4th.

“A lot of work and effort went into creating this year’s schedule for the 72nd season of racing at Stockton 99 Speedway,” Noceti stated. “We’re excited to have four shows with the SPEARS Pro Late Model Series and a couple with the SPEARS Southwest Tour. We also look forward to the Junior B4’s and giving younger individuals a place to start out in an entry level division. All the big shows are back as well including the Night of Champions and the Ron Strmiska 125 on the Fourth of July.”

Noceti Group will also host several Drifting events as they attempt to continue getting people off the streets and into a contained environment with a safe operation. Drifting will be held at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds on February 21st, March 21st, May 16th, June 6th, July 18th, August 22nd, September 25th, October 24th and November 21st. Drifting will invade Stockton 99 Speedway on July 13th and October 31st. The Drift event on January 2nd at the fairgrounds brought out 109 entrants.

Along with that Noceti and his team are also working on a full schedule of Go Kart and Motorcycle racing at Little 99 Speedway, which is located at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. NGI is taking back operation of the venue and working on clean up, plus making repairs where needed in hopes for a bright year.

The Stockton Dirt Track is a 4/10-mile clay oval located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California. The physical address is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. For information on the speedway visit www.stocktondirttrack.com

The Stockton 99 Speedway is a quarter-mile asphalt oval located at 4105 N. Wilson Way, just west of Highway 99. For more information on tickets and times, please visit the track website at www.stockton99.com
The Noceti Group is excited to announce that the 35th annual San Joaquin Asparagus Festival will return in 2022. More information will follow once the dates become available.

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The Stockton Dirt Track at San Joaquin County Fairgrounds Schedule

Saturday January 16: Dirt Modifieds (A-Mods), Sports Mods (B-Mods), Bombers, B4 Cylinders & Fan Race

Saturday February 27: Dirt Modifieds (A-Mods), Sports Mods (B-Mods), NorCal Dwarf Cars & Bombers, B4 Cylinders & Fan Race

Saturday and Sunday March 13/14: Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience 855-722-3347 for more information

Saturday March 20: King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series and NorCal Dwarf Cars (Salute to LeRoy Van Conett)

Saturday March 27: Dirt Modifieds (A-Mods), Sports Mods (B-Mods), Tri-State Pro Stocks & Bombers

Saturday April 10: Enduro Lonestar 200 ($5,000-to-win)

Saturday April 24: Dirt Modifieds (A-Mods), Sport Modifieds (B-Mods), Super Late Models, Bombers & Fan Race

Saturday May 22: Winged 360 Sprint Cars ($3,000-to-win) & Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour (Jimmy Sills Classic)
Saturday June 12: Dirt Modifieds (A-Mods), Sport Modifieds (B-Mods), Super Late Models, Bombers & Fan Race

Friday June 18: TBA Concert

Saturday June 19: West Coast Summer Nationals Tractor Pulls

Saturday June 26: Dirt Modifieds (A-Mods), Sport Modifieds (B-Mods), Tri-State Pro Stock, Bombers & Fan Race

Saturday July 3: Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards plus Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour (Tribute to Roy Lee Van Conett)

Saturday August 21: Dirt Modifieds (A-Mods), Sport Modifieds (B-Mods), Tri-State Pro Stocks & Bombers

Saturday August 28: King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series and NorCal Dwarf Cars (Fastest 5 Days in Motorsports Round 4)

Saturday September 4: Dirt Modifieds (A-Mod’s), Sport Modifieds (B-Mod’s), Tri-State Pro Stocks, Bombers & Fan Race

Friday and Saturday October 1 and 2: Monster Truck Madness

Saturday October 16: Dirt Modifieds (A-Mods), Sport Modifieds (B-Mods), Super Late Models, Bombers & Fan Race

Friday November 5: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, NorCal Dwarf Cars & Tri-State Pro Stocks

Saturday November 6: King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series plus Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards (38th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson)

Saturday and Sunday November 20/21: Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience - 855-722-3347 for more information

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Stockton 99 Speedway Schedule
Celebrating 72 seasons of motorsports

Friday, March 12th - Open Practice, Test & Tune All Divisions 2pm-Dark $40 Pit Passes
Saturday, March 13th - ASPARAGUS CUP 125
SPEARS Pro Late Model Series also featuring the Legends of the Pacific
$5,000 to Win and $200 to Start Main
Saturday, March 13th - Tech, Heats* & Racing
(Rain date March 26th & 27th)

*Heat races will be determined by receipt of completed entry and payment, each submission will be time & date stamped.

Saturday, March 20th - TBA

Sunday, March 21st - 13th Annual Spring Swap Meet - Classic Car Parts, Antique Collectibles, Hot Rods & Race Car Parts!
$30 20’x20’ Swap Meet Space, $20 Car Corral Space, $20 Car Show Entry, $5 General Admission
Early Vendor Set Up Saturday March 20th from 3pm-6pm, Sunday Early Vendor Set Up 5am, Main Gates open 7am

Saturday & Sunday, March 27th & 28th - Rusty Wallace Racing Experience - 855-227-8789 for more info

Saturday, April 10th - Open Practice, Test & Tune All Divisions 2pm-Dark $40 Pit Passes
Sunday, April 11th - Mandatory Jr. B4 Orientation (Ages 10-15)

Friday, April 16th - Open Practice, Test & Tune All Divisions 2pm-Dark $40 Pit Passes
Saturday, April 17th - SEASON OPENER - Stockton Late Models, Bombers, B4 Cylinders, Jr. B4 Cylinders & Mini Cups

Friday, April 30th - Open Practice, Test & Tune All Divisions 2pm-Dark $40 Pit Passes
Saturday, May 1st - SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series, SPEARS Pro Late Model Series, Legends of the Pacific & B4 Cylinders

Friday, May 14th - Open Practice, Test & Tune All Divisions 2pm-Dark $40 Pit Passes
Saturday, May 15th - Stockton Late Models, Kearney Bowl Super Modifieds, Bombers, B4 Cylinders, Jr. B4 Cylinders & Mini Cups

Saturday, June 5th - Stockton Late Models, Kearney Bowl Super Modifieds, Bombers, B4 Cylinders & Jr. B4 Cylinders

Saturday, June 12th - Stockton Late Models, Bombers, B4 Cylinders, Jr. B4 Cylinders & Mini Cups

Saturday, July 3rd - Open Practice, Test & Tune All Divisions 2pm-Dark $40 Pit Passes
Sunday, July 4th - RON STRMISKA FIRECRACKER 125 - Stockton Late Models, Bombers, B4 Cylinders & Jr. B4 Cylinders

Saturday, July 17th - Stockton Late Models, Kearney Bowl Super Modifieds, Bombers, B4 Cylinders, Jr. B4 Cylinders & Mini Cups

Friday, August 6th - Open Practice, Test & Tune All Divisions 2pm-Dark $40 Pit Passes
Saturday, August 7th - NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS - Stockton Late Models 100 laps, Bombers, B4 Cylinders, Jr. B4 Cylinders & Mini Cups

Friday, August 13th - Open Practice, Test & Tune All Divisions 2pm-Dark $40 Pit Passes
Saturday, August 14th - SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series, SPEARS Pro Late Model Series, Legends of the Pacific, B4 Cylinders & Jr. B4 Cylinders

Saturday & Sunday, August 21st & 22nd - Rusty Wallace Racing Experience - 855-227-8789 for more info

Saturday, September 4th – Annual Rods, Ribs & Brew Car Show, Donut Pit and Swap Meet
$30 20’x20’ Swap Meet Space, $20 Car Corral Space, $20 Car Show Entry
$10 General Admission Ages 13+, Kids 12 & Under FREE, FREE Parking
Early Vendor Set Up Friday September 3rd 3pm-6pm, Sunday Early Vendor Set Up 5am, Main Gates 8am-6pm

Saturday, September 11th - DOUBLE POINTS - Stockton Late Models, Bombers, B4 Cylinders, Jr. B4 Cylinders & Mini Cups

Saturday, September 18th - Stockton Late Models, Kearney Bowl Super Modifieds, Bombers, B4 Cylinders, Jr. B4 Cylinders & Mini Cups

Friday, October 1st - Open Practice, Test & Tune All Divisions 2pm-Dark $40 Pit Passes
Saturday, October 2nd - FALL CLASSIC featuring SPEARS Pro Late Model Series, Kearney Bowl Super Modifieds, Bombers, B4 Cylinders & Jr. B4 Cylinders

Friday, October 8th - Open Practice, Test & Tune All Divisions 2pm-Dark $40 Pit Passes
Saturday, October 9th - Stockton Late Models, Legends of the Pacific, Bombers, B4 Cylinders, Jr. B4 Cylinders & NorCal Dwarf Cars

Friday, October 22nd - Open Practice, Test & Tune All Divisions 2pm-Dark $40 Pit Passes
Saturday, October 23rd - CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT - DOUBLE POINTS - Stockton Late Models 100 laps, Bombers, B4 Cylinders, Jr. B4 Cylinders & Mini Cups
Sunday, October 24th - Stockton 99 Awards Luncheon at the Stockton 99 Speedway VIP Sky Lounge

* Dates & Prices are subject to change without notice

 

 

Flud Captures Top Five During Tulsa Shootout to Extend Top-10 Streak at Event to Eight Consecutive Years

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 7, 2021) - Frank Flud advanced into the coveted A Main during three of the four classes he tackled last week when the River Spirit Expo Center featured the 36th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout.

His best run was a fourth-place showing in the winged 'a' class, a division in which Flud won a heat race and maneuvered from third to second in a qualifier to lock directly into the feature.

"That's the only class I haven't won a Driller in," he said. "That's the one I want to win the most. The track prep made it hard. Even though I ran fourth I didn't have the speed I needed."

Flud gained a pair of positions during the main event to finish fourth, marking the eighth straight year he has earned at least one result in the top six during the marquee micro sprint event.

"To be honest, it's hard to pull positives because I want to win and didn't get to show it," he said. "But I have a kid who I'm working with, Jace Park, who ran the stock non-wing division, and that was my most positive note. He made his first feature straight out of his qualifier and ran in the top five most of the race. I think he finished seventh. The kid might have 30 dirt races under his belt."

That division was the lone one of the four that Flud entered that didn't yield an A Main start after he was crashed while being in a great position in a qualifier. His run ended in the Last Chance Qualifier.

However, Flud posted results of 11th in the non-wing outlaw feature and 19th in the winged outlaw main event - the latter a DNF after maneuvering into the top five.

"In the outlaw winged feature I felt like I had the speed," he said. "I was set up for the end of the race. Halfway I started making moves, coming up through the field. My clutches in the engine went out so that ended our race early."

Flud will return to the River Spirit Expo Center next week in a midget during the 35th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. He will make his debut with Hayward Motorsports on Tuesday during preliminary action prior to the event finale on Saturday.

UP NEXT -

Tuesday and Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 35th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/81racing

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

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"Me and Harley (Hollan) started Driven Midwest and have stuck with Jake Hagopian, trying to improve and build on previous years," Flud said. "There might have been six or eight D1 cars in Oklahoma when we started. Now I think we're almost 50 cars deep on our build list. That shows the hard work we've all put into making Driven Midwest a staple in the industry."

Flud would also like to thank Driven Performance, Harley Hollan Companies, Metric Cycles, Engler Machine & Tool, Outlaw Wings, Smith Titanium, Mychron-Tom, Performance Electronics, LTD, Schoenfeld Headers, PureMax Racing Oil, Swindell Bleeders, TUHB, Impact RaceGear, Broken Arrow Powder Coating, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Select Coatings, Klint Pursley Trucking, Walker Performance Filtration, Hoss Media, Fast Four Media and Velocita for their continued support.

 

 

LANDON SIMON PARTNERS WITH RYAN HALL RACING TO FIELD FOUR CAR EFFORT AT 2021 CHILI BOWL NATIONALS

INDIANAPOLIS (January 8, 2021) -- Landon Simon has been hard at work for the past few months preparing four dirt midgets for the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, which takes place January 11-16, 2021 inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. One of the country’s largest and most popular motorsports events, the Chili Bowl Nationals celebrates its 35th annual running this year.

“I’ve known Ryan for a couple of years. Our relationship started out business and quickly became a friendship. I built Ryan the first RHR Midget for last year's Chili Bowl and it led to partnering up for some races throughout 2020,” said Simon.

Simon will pilot the black, white and yellow Express Car Wash of Texas, True North Collective Michigan 79S alongside team owner Ryan Hall in the 79, Keith Martin in the 79M and Kyle Simon in the 79K. Additional partners riding along with the RHR 79 team cars include The Hayloft, Lucas Oil, Dave and Busters Tulsa, B&K Windows, Keizer Wheels, and Simpson Race Products.

"No matter what the role, Ryan, Keith, Kyle, and I have been successful and have had a lot of fun racing together. I think this Chili Bowl team is a dream come true for everyone involved,” added Simon.

Team qualifying nights: Ryan Hall, 79- Monday, January 11 – Cummins, Inc. Qualifying Night Kyle Simon, 79K- Tuesday, January 12 – Warren CAT Qualifying Night plus the VIROC Landon Simon, 79S- Wednesday, January 13 – Circle City Raceway Qualifying Night Keith Martin, 79M- Thursday, January 14 – John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night

The event is shown live on FloRacing.com until coverage switches to MAVTV on Saturday night.

 

 

SPEED SPORT Announces New Show “LIVE From” To Air On MAVTV

“LIVE From” will showcase the stories and set the stage from biggest and best racing events from across the country. Quite simply, LIVE From is America’s Pre-Race Show! NOTE: Watch the premiere of “LIVE From the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl” at 6:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 16, followed by highlights from the Tulsa Shootout, and finally don’t miss the 35th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals LIVE on MAVTV!

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 7, 2021) — America’s motorsports authority, SPEED SPORT, in conjunction with MAVTV, announced today a new program entitled “LIVE From”…each episode showcasing a different major grassroots racing event from tracks throughout the country.

The season will kick off from the 35th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals at Tulsa (Okla.) Expo Raceway. Twelve episodes are planned, covering a wide variety of motorsports genres and venues.

In recent years, SPEED SPORT has raised the bar with its coverage of major motorsports events such as the Chili Bowl, Florida Speedweeks, Indy, the Knoxville Nationals, the IMCA Super Nationals, the World Finals and more — with editorial coverage that surrounds the event and tells stories no one else is getting.

“LIVE From” is the natural evolution of that approach — combining the very best of the features, interviews and storylines gathered by its award-winning editorial team, delivered in a lively one-hour LIVE stage show hosted by veteran broadcast journalist and SPEED SPORT co-founder Ralph Sheheen.

The series premiere “LIVE From the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl” will be broadcast live on Saturday, Jan. 16 from inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., at 6:30 p.m. ET on MAVTV. (click HERE to find out how to get MAVTV). The full schedule will be announced soon.

“SPEED SPORT’s new “LIVE From” series is America’s pre-race show that race fans have been asking for,” Sheheen said. “We will have the interviews, analysis and pre-race stories that only SPEED SPORT’s deep bench of reporters and experts can bring to the table. I can’t think of a better place to kick it off than the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl!”

“The Chili Bowl Nationals is one of the most anticipated motorsports races every year and I am thrilled that this year we are partnering with SPEED SPORT to provide our viewers with the first Chili Bowl pre-race show broadcasted live on MAVTV,” said John Duff, MAVTV’s head of content. “With this partnership our viewers will have the opportunity to experience the electric atmosphere from inside the River Spirit Expo Center and be the first to know about all of the racing action.”

“LIVE From the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl” is sponsored by Kicker Audio, MyRacePass and Curb Records.

For the latest news, features and updates from the 35th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl, visit SPEEDSPORT.com/live-from-the-chili-bowl.

 

 

Amantea Welcomes New Sponsor While Battling Bad Luck at Tulsa Shootout

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 7, 2021) - Joey Amantea competed in four different classes during the 36th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout last week, when he highlighted the micro sprint event by qualifying for a pair of B Mains and picking up a new marketing partner.

While short of his ultimate goal of advancing into an A Main and contending for a famed Golden Driller trophy, Amantea was happy to be battling against some of the best micro sprint drivers in the country and to be able to present himself on a national stage inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

"It was a disappointing weekend coming off of last year's momentum," he said. "It just seemed like we were in the hole from the get-go. We had mechanical issues and it snowballed from there."

In winged outlaw competition, Amantea opened the action with a runner-up result in a heat race before a wreck dropped him to a 14th-place finish in a qualifier. This buried him deep in the field of a B Main on Saturday. Amantea advanced five positions to finish sixth, which was four spots short of transferring.

"We got upside down in the winged outlaw race and the car just wasn't right after that," he said. "We still managed to run the B Main, but we just struggled big time."

Amantea was also competitive in the stock non-wing class. He advanced two positions in a heat race to finish fourth, which placed him 14th on the grid in a qualifier. Amantea moved up to eighth to put himself in the fifth starting position in a B Main, but he struggled to gain any momentum after multiple on-track incidents and he finished 11th.

"We got spun out right away and had to come from the rear in the B Main so that was a challenge," he said. "We were able to make our way back to the front, but we ended up wrecking out again, which sums up our Shootout."

In non-wing outlaw competition, Amantea finished fifth in both his heat race and a C Main. In the winged 'a' class division he placed sixth in a heat race and fourth in the C Main. This came after sustaining mechanical woes from the beginning of the week.

"It stinks as we had a brand new motor and we suffered electrical issues from the very start, which put us in a hole right away," Amantea said. "We got things fixed up, but honestly the car just wasn't the same after that and I'll just chalk it up to bad luck."

While the weekend wasn't great results-wise, Amantea was able to pick up a new sponsor that will help in his 2021 endeavors. Stinger Race Fuel Products will be coming on board as a primary sponsor for 2021 as Amantea prepares for a rookie campaign with the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Wingless Sprint Car Series.

"While we didn't run as well as we'd hoped, we were able to obtain a new sponsor for 2021 and that's going to be huge as we transition to sprint cars full-time," Amantea said. "It just goes to show that good things can come from hard work and I'm grateful for Stinger Race Fuels joining our team."

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joeyamantea88J

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Stinger Race Fuel Products

Stinger Race Fuel Products is exclusive to Insinger Performance and offers a broad range of performance fuels that include Leaded, Unleaded, Ethanol-focused, Methanol/Racing Alcohol and Non-Ethanol choices to meet the needs of those within the racing community. To contact a Stinger Race Fuel Products technical expert, call (302) 273-3982 or visit https://insingerperformanceinc.com/stinger-race-fuel/ .

"To achieve your dreams and goals in this sport you need great partners who provide quality products and I believe Stinger Race Fuel is the best out there," Amantea said. "I'm very grateful for their support and look forward to continued success together."

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

 

 

Crouch Earns Top-10 Result in Outlaw Winged Feature at Tulsa Shootout

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 7, 2021) - Brenham Crouch made the most of his return to micro sprint competition last week inside the River Spirit Expo Center, which hosted the 36th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout.

Crouch guided his family owned team to a top-10 result in the famed outlaw winged division - the most prestigious class that featured nearly 200 drivers during the marquee micro sprint event.

The four-day spectacle began last Wednesday when Crouch won a heat race in the outlaw non-wing division. He also placed second in his outlaw winged heat race and fourth in his winged 'a' class heat. Crouch captured another heat race victory on Thursday in the stock non-wing division.

"The heat races were good," he said. "A few things kept us from winning all four races, but we won both our non-wing heats. Through the qualifiers I made a couple of mistakes, but every time I hit the track I felt like I was going forward. You can't ask for more than that at an event like that."

An outlaw winged qualifier win locked Crouch directly into the main event. He also made the show in the stock non-wing class after winning a B Main and transferring through the Last Chance Qualifier.

"The main goal was one race at a time," he said. "I wasn't thinking of anything later in the day until it was time for that race."

While his weekend ended in the B Main in the outlaw non-wing and winged 'a' class divisions, Crouch was a contender in the two features he qualified to run on Saturday. He overcame an early incident to rally from the back of the field to a 16th-place showing in the stock non-wing feature.

"I got up to 16th or so after starting 22nd," he said. "Two cars got together on the cushion as I was setting the car. I had nowhere to go and spun the car to avoid wrecking into them. I had to go to the back, but with a lot of laps left I was able to roll back up to 16 th. I felt like we had a top-10 car."

The event concluded with Crouch posting a ninth-place outing in the 55-lap outlaw winged feature.

"The track was on the bottom and one lane," he said. "Every once in a while I'd move up and try to make the top work, but it wasn't working. I battled with (Brady) Bacon and with (Tyler) Courtney for a while. We passed some cars here and there, and then at the end I got a couple more to come away with a top 10. It was a fun week."

Crouch will be off for the next month before kicking off the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series season on Feb. 5-6 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.

UP NEXT -

Feb. 5-6 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.brenhamcrouch.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brenhamcrouch1

INQUIRIES -

For inquiries regarding Brenham Crouch and his racing program please contact Chris Wheeler at chris@wheelermotorsportsconsulting.com .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lineman Motorsports

Lineman Motorsports was established in 2001 and is one of the leaders in engine building for 600 micro sprint racing in the South and West.

"It's a super reliable piece," Crouch said. "Everything is always flawless when we get it from Lineman Motorsports and when we put them in they run great. We never have to touch them. They are the leading engine builders in the industry."

Crouch would also like to thank Toyota Racing/TRD, Mobil 1, Curb Records, IWX, Hi-Plains Building Division, Hi-Plains Electric, Lubbock Wrecker Service, Wilson Wrecker Service, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Driven Performance, Simpson Race Products, Driven Midwest, Lineman Motorsports, Mychron-Tom, CMS Promotions, Bell Helmets, CSI Shocks, Swindell Bleeders, Outlaw Wings, Smith Titanium and Joey Starnes Racing for their continued support.

 

 

Burke Excited to Make Midget Debut at Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - ALVIN, Texas (Jan. 7, 2021) - Trey Burke will make his midget debut next week during arguably the biggest midget event of the year.

Burke is set to pilot a race car for Joe Dooling during the 35th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. His preliminary night is Monday prior to the event concluding on Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla.

"I've been wanting to do this race more than anything," Burke said. "I grew up watching my dad race midgets and him going to the Chili Bowl. The past few years we've been going and I've been waiting. This is the most waited on race in my entire life."

Burke has attended the Chili Bowl a handful of times, but this year it will be different with a chance to sit in a midget rather than just a seat in the grandstands. Also, he will have to learn on the fly as the Chili Bowl marks his first laps behind the unique race car.

"We were going to practice this past week, but the track got rained out," he said. "My first time in a midget will be practice in the Chili Bowl.

"I think we'll do good. My dad and Brad Benic, who does our setups, will get the car how it needs to be. Brad is good at reading tracks. Then it will be up to me. With a little bit of luck I think we'll do well."

Burke said his goal is to make the A Main during his preliminary night.

"The most important race has to be the heat race," he said. "You have to be ready to get aggressive. You have to make those passes because if you can't you'll be behind the rest of the week."

UP NEXT -

Monday and Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 35th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/treyburkeracing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Dooling Machine Products

Dooling Machine Products is a machine shop located in Freeport, Texas, that specializes in rotating equipment. For more information, visit http://www.DoolingMachine.com.

"My grandfather has known Joe Dooling's dad for a long time," Burke said. "They raced together and so our families go way back. My dad and Joe are good friends and our families are close. Joe has helped my racing career and we're grateful for the support from the Dooling Family."

 

 

Fifty for 50 Tickets On Sale Now!

Tickets are now available via www.premierspeedway.com.au for Premier Speedway’s Fifty for 50 weekend as presented by South West Conveyancing.

Due to uncertainty surrounding the current COVID-19 environment, tickets will be sold as nightly tickets with no two-night packages.

Ticket options include limited ticket numbers for the Grandstand, Terrace and the Grass Mounds including Mt. Max at the venue. Those patrons wishing to purchase a General Admission ticket will be required to bring their own chair and utilize one of the pre-marked areas on Race Day.

The grandstand and Terrace are reserved seat areas which guarantee you a reserved seat each night, thus reducing the need to be on site as early.

The two nights of action are already attracting strong interest from a number of Sprintcar Teams, while support will come in the way of Super Rods and a Street Stock Invitational.

Public gates will open each day at 3.30pm with cars on track from 5.00pm.

Please ensure you have a credit card, an accurate email address and the ability to print your tickets prior to purchase.

The total of General Admission tickets will be 2000, with a further 900 in the grandstand and terrace.

With all adults’ tickets being $30 per night, patrons are asked to consider a reserved seat, as this will assist with spacing of patrons in the General Admission Areas.

All patrons attending the two-night event are reminded that the wearing of masks is strongly recommended, that you must sign in using the QR Coding available (a copy of the QR Code is displayed on your ticket so it can be completed prior to arrival) and that if you feel unwell in any way, we politely advise that you should NOT attend the event.

There is NO Camping on site and the venue is Cashless including at the bars, ticket boxes and canteens.

Stay Safe everyone and Let’s Make Sure We Play by The Rules So We Can Continue to Race!

 

 

Rowdy Energy and Pit Pay App Partner to Sponsor Two-Time Chili Bowl Champion Rico Abreu

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 8, 2021) &