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Tuesdays with TMAC – Outlaw Top Ten!

(Bill W) September 16, 2014 – Terry McCarl and the TMAC Motorsports #24 team held their own with the World of Outlaws in a pair of events last weekend in the Upper Midwest. At Spencer, Iowa he would come home 12th before registering and eighth place showing at Deer Creek Speedway near Spring Valley, Minnesota on Saturday. This weekend, the Fall Brawl pays $50,000 to the driver who can sweep it at I-80Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska.

Last Thursday, TMAC piloted Jimmy Davies #99 at Farley Speedway in Iowa. He would go from sixth to win his heat. “It was kind of slick and rough at Farley,” he says. “They had a lot of rain. I watched the first couple of heats and everyone was around the bottom. I was starting last and I went where they weren’t. I stuck it up top and I was able to get past them for the win. I think it ended up being a good deal for Ryan Bowers. He told me later that showed him how to get around there and he won. That was a good deal for him. He’s Carson’s teammate and we’re glad to help him out.”

The win put TMAC in the Shake-up Dash. “We tried some different things,” he says. “It was a good test session. I did something I’ve never done. We got to fifth and I thought I saw something at the flagstand and I let off at the white flag. I’ve never done that. I saw Guy Forbrook do it in my Dad’s car once at Cedar Rapids way back. The way they do the Dash, you can draw the pole anyway, so it was a good time to do it.”

The team prepared for the feature. “I started fourth and I was able to take the lead on the first try at green,” says TMAC. “There was a caution, and those guys had a second chance. I moved around and tried some different things. As long as the leader wasn’t getting away from me, I knew we were o.k. I was just trying to find where we were best. I got under (Josh) Schneiderman for third and he must not have seen me, because he came right down to the bottom and got into our front end and that spun us out. As it turned out, we broke a driveline a few laps later, so it didn’t really matter. A DNF was unfortunate. Jimmy’s cars are always well maintained. Maybe the rough track had something to do with it.”

The Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer hosted the WoO on Friday. “It’s a really fun event for us,” says TMAC. “The Clay County Fair is bigger than most state fairs. It’s fun to be there with Paul Gillund and their family. Justice Brothers supports racing all over the Midwest. They helped out Bob Hop with his car when I was young. It was fun to represent them all weekend. A lot of our sponsors are from that area, so it’s a lot of fun.”

TMAC would time in 11th quick. “We went out second to last, and I’d thought it may really hurt us,” he says. “In the past, it’s been the kiss of death. We got a second chance by starting on the front of the heat. Unfortunately, the guys on the bottom had some really good juice in the heat races and we finished third.”

He would inherit a starting position outside of row seven for the feature. “I was talking to Doug (Rankin) and Austin (McCarl) about our setup,” says TMAC. “I’ve never been really comfortable at Spencer. We threw some things at it I wanted to try. I went into one and it was great. I got some bad air in turn two and got pushed up the racetrack. I lost four or five spots there.”

After getting shuffled back, TMAC charged back in the non-stop event. “From that point on, it was the best car I’ve ever had at Spencer,” he says. “That put us back in 18th or 19th, and just one by one, I was able to move by some good cars. We were almost able to run by Daryn (Pittman) for eleventh on the last lap. It doesn’t sound impressive going from 14th to 12th, but from where we came, we had an amazing car. We were able to mechanic really well and I was happy with that. We have some good notes for next year.”

He would qualify tenth quick at Deer Creek. “That’s actually the worst I’ve qualified there in a while,” says TMAC. “It did give us an opportunity to start on the top of the track in the heat and that was the place to be. We had the advantage over (Bill) Balog. On the second start, the motor stumbled a bit and I had to squeeze between him and the fence getting over the cushion coming out of two. From there, we set sail.”

The heat win put TMAC in a Dash where he ran from sixth to fifth. Starting fifth in the feature, he would checker eighth. “The track was a little rougher and heavier in the feature than usual,” he says. “I got a good first lap before we had a red flag. I don’t know if the right rear went down a little or what on the next start, but I got a little tight the rest of the race. I wasn’t really super-happy with the car. Track position is big with the World of Outlaws. They are so fun to race with. It really gets you on the edge. They are racing so hard, all the time. There’s no messing around.”

To check out opportunities to partner with TMAC Motorsports on a nightly basis, visit www.TerryMcCarl.com or call 515 957-0020!

Websites for the McCarl Gang!

Driverwebsites.com develops the websites for the McCarl boys. Check out www.TerryMcCarl.com, as well as www.AustinMcCarl.com and www.CarsonMcCarl.com!

This Month in TMAC History!

TMAC won the 17th Annual Tom Knowles Memorial on this date in 2000 at the high-banked 3/8 mile Spoon River Speedway near Canton, Illinois. He was followed to the line by Ryan Jamison, the late great Kevin Doty, Terry Babb and Chris Urish. In 1994, he topped a field at Nebraska Raceway Park (I-80 Speedway) near Greenwood, Nebraska that included Vance Peterson, Todd Splain, Patrick Bourke and Chad Mellenberndt.

"Tuesdays with TMAC"!

"Tuesdays with TMAC" is an up close and personal look at colorful sprint car veteran Terry McCarl. To receive "Tuesdays with TMAC", send an e-mail to sprntcar@hotmail.com with "TMAC" in the subject line.

TMAC Motorsports would like to thank sponsors Country Builders Construction, Rossie Feed and Grain, Bosma Poultry, SnowPlow Snow Pushers – www.TheSnowPlow.com, DeBerg Concrete, Colin Bulmer, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Berryhill Racing, Phil and Vivian, Justice Brothers/Gillund Enterprises, Ryan Yager Trucking, Vortex Racing, Hoosier Tire, Chris Spaulding – Attorney at Law, Schoenfeld Headers, K&N Filters, Rens Trucking, NutriShop – Maple Grove, MN, HRP, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Bob and Beulah Elder, Engler Injection, T&P Brothers, Winters, Kilani Fender, Inc., DriverWebsites.com, CM Rock, Sander, Brown and Miller, Pro Shocks, Ben Cook, Bell Helmets, Burnett's Rock and Landscaping, Van Der Brink Trucking, Van Der Brink Designs, Morgan Strawberry Farms, Buttman BBQ, Aurora Rod Ends, Crow Safety, Justice Brothers, KSE Steering, Snyder Lawn & Landscaping, Strange Performance, Saldana Racing Products, Scribner Plastics, Waterman Fuel Pumps, Weiland Racing, Butlerbuilt, PBS Bushings and Mote Fasteners.

 

 

Change Of Plans- Civil War To Invade Petaluma Speedway On Saturday Night

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Aptos, CA)- With just two races left on the 2014 schedule, the stars and cars of the California Sprint Car Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster will invade the Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night, as area fires forced a cancelation at the Placerville Speedway.

“I really want to thank Rick Faeth and his staff for making this happen in such a timely manner,” Series Promoter, John Prentice said. “We had a rain out at the speedway earlier this year, and then we had a great show there in July, so we are all happy this worked out. With the severity of the fire near Placerville, we send all of our thoughts and prayers to the residents and the safety workers, and hope they can get that contained ASAP.”

During the most recent Civil War event at the Petaluma Speedway, Chico, CA driver, Mason Moore, put together a very strong performance as he earned the win that ultimately locked him into the Johnny Key Classic. During our most recent event, which took place at the Silver Dollar Speedway, Moore looked to be well on his way to a victory, until Matt Peterson made a late race pass to earn his first career Civil War victory, and first ever victory to boot.

For nearly the entire season, Fremont, CA wheelman, Shane Golobic, has led the Civil War Point Standings, and he will look to add on to his very consistent campaign, and add to his lead, and he looks to capture his first career series championship. Over the course of his career, Golobic has done very well at the Petaluma Speedway, and would like nothing more than to add another win to his resume, as he looks to pad his point lead.

2013 series champion, Sean Becker, sits in the second spot, and is looking for a monster night on the notorious red clay, as he sits 93 markers behind Golobic. In what has been an up and down season for Becker and his Main Motorsports team, ‘The Shark’ will look for some late season heroics at the Petaluma Speedway, as he did just one year ago on his way to the title.

For the second Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster race-in-a-row, Justin Sanders enters the event fresh off of a win. Picking up his fifth win at the Placerville Speedway last Saturday night, Sanders comes into Saturday night’s event sitting third in the series standings, just 15 markers behind second place, Sean Becker, and 108 behind Shane Golobic.

Andy Forsberg has had what many would call an ‘off’ year, and as he sits fourth in the standings, will set his sights on becoming the series’ first repeat winner of 2014. After dominating the May 31st race at the Placerville speedway, Forsberg has been very strong with the series in it’s last few events, and will look to cash in again, and score another win with his F&F Racing team.

The series’ most recent winner, Matt Peterson rounds out the top five heading into the 10th round of 2014. Peterson has had great runs with the Civil War Series as of late, as he picked up a third place finish in Petaluma, CA back in July, was running third with three laps to go at the Johnny Key Classic until a flat tire derailed him, and picked up a very impressive win in Chico, CA two weeks ago. With the series back at Petaluma, Peterson will look to build on momentum he has built at the track over his last few visits.

Though he has had a tough string of luck with the series as of late, Herman Klein enters this weekend’s event as the newly crowned Petaluma Speedway Track Champion. Klein was very strong in the feature event back in July, and will surely be hungry to do well for the Petaluma crowd as he goes after his first Civil War win of the season.

The 2014 California Sprint Car Civil War Series presented By Flowmaster has been a very competitive series in 2014. Through nine events, the series has seen nine different winner, and Saturday night’s event is shaping up to be another star studded field. Mixing the always exciting Placerville Speedway with the stars and cars of the Civil War Series is always a must see.

As always, please note that things will get off to an earlier start at the Petaluma Speedway with the gates opening at 4pm, and cars scheduled to be on the track by 430pm.

Aside from the drivers mentioned above, we are expecting drivers like Alissa Geving, Koen Shaw, Mason Moore, Justyn Cox, Carl Droivold, Jimmy Trulli, Andy Gregg, Clayton Snow, Kyle Hirst, Colby Copeland, Bradley Terrell, and many more to be in action.

The Civil War Sprint Car Series would like to thank Flowmaster, BR Motorsports, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Brodix, ButlerBuilt, CRV Carbon Solutions, Design 500, Dirt Solution, Taco Bravo, Hansen Machine, Frankland Racing Supply, Fuel Safe, Hoosier, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Kaeding Performance, King Racing Products, KSE Power Steering Products, Pit Stop USA, MPD, All Pro, RCM Design, Rod End Supply, Racing Optics, SRP, VSR, and Weld Racing for their support.

ON TAP: The action packed Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster will be back in action for stop No. 10 of the season on Saturday, September 20th,

WINNERS: Winners in the 2014 California Sprint Car Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster… Andy Gregg- 1 (Marysville Raceway Park on March 15th), DJ Netto-1 (Marysville Raceway Park on May 24th), Shane Golobic-1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on May 25th), Andy Forsberg- 1 (Placerville Speedway on May 31st), Mason Moore (Petaluma Speedway on July 5th), Brad Furr (Ocean Speedway on July 11th), Greg DeCaires (Placerville Speedway on August 9th), Rico Abreu (Ocean Speedway on August 23rd), Matt Peterson (Silver Dollar Speedway on September 3rd)

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster, and find complete results and point standings by clicking over to www.racepmg.com, ‘Liking’ www.facebook.com/civilwarsprints, or following us on twitter at www.twitter.com/civilwarsprints.

CIVIL WAR SERIES PRESENTED BY FLOWMASTER- Founded in 1991 as the North-South Series, the Civil War Sprint Car Series was born in 1993 giving 360 Sprint Cars in California a sanctioning body. What started as just a handful of races at three different tracks has evolved into quite the series. In 2014, the Civil War Sprint Car Series will host 14 events at 8 different tracks around California.

 

 

Bergman Rallies to Score Port-A-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship Victory

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (Sept. 16, 2014) - Seth Bergman overcame a slow start to last weekend by recording his 10th win of the season.

Bergman maneuvered from sixth to garner the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday.

"We got a good draw and things seemed to go our way," he said. "We were fast all night. It didn't seem like it could go any better for us."

Bergman opened the night by winning his heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. That earned him a spot in the feature redraw and he pulled the No. 6 in the random draw to line up on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"Sam Hafertepe Jr. had got a good start to that race and he was gone," he said. "I had to run him down in clean track. I erased a pretty big deficit. My race car was just as good in the rubber as in the slick."

Bergman powered into the runner-up position during the first half of the 30-lap feature before he began to reel in Hafertepe Jr. for the lead.

"The last portion of the race the rubber came," Bergman said. "We didn't set up for the rubber. I got everybody but Sam (Hafertepe Jr.) before the rubber came and I was able to find it before he did. Our race car was flawless in the main event."

After taking the lead on Lap 17, Bergman built a 4.933 second advantage before there was a caution with approximately six laps remaining. He then pulled away to a 3.378 second lead before a caution with two laps to go. Bergman's strong run continued on the final restart as he won the race by nearly two seconds and his fastest lap was the final one of the feature.

It was a great turnaround following the start of the weekend on Friday, when Bergman lined up on the outside of the fourth row of his heat race.

"The draw works that way sometimes," he said. "I think if we were a little better with our race car we could have done something more with that draw. The track was tough to pass on. That didn't help. I think it was a mixture of not being where we needed to be and dealing with the tough draw and track conditions."

Bergman finished sixth in his heat race, which relegated him to a B Main. He then advanced from fifth to second place in the consolation race to earn a transfer into the main event, which he started 19th.

"We got better and better as the night went on," he said. "We didn't start out where we wanted to be. We kept working toward it. By the feature we were pretty good. Then I got over the cushion on a late restart and bicycled the car. That cost me four or five spots."

Bergman ended 11th in the main event.

He will compete this Friday and Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour for the Midwest Fall Brawl. If any driver sweeps the weekend he or she will receive a $50,000 bonus.

"We're rolling pretty good right now," he said. "We've won a race the last three weekends in a row. We're confident. There are a few drivers who have a shot at winning the bonus and I think we're one of them."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 12 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 6 (8); B Main: 2 (5); Feature: 11 (19).

Sept. 13 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (6).

SEASON STATS -

47 races, 10 wins, 21 top fives, 34 top 10s, 40 top 15s, 42 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the Midwest Fall Brawl with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

LIVE COVERAGE -

To keep up to speed with Bergman at every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio. Additionally, RacinBoys will provide live Pay-Per-View video at select races.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

VIDEOS -

Here is a link to highlights of Bergman's victory at Skagit Speedway on May 17 (starts around 13:10): http://youtu.be/gMPkdGd90e8

APPAREL -

Bergman has men's and women's t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer during events he competes in this season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SpeedMart

Based in Burlington, Wash., SpeedMart is a leading sprint car, midget and micro sprint parts distributor. For more information, visit http://www.SpeedMartInc.com.

"SpeedMart has been helping me pretty much since I started sprint car racing when I was 16-years-old," Bergman said. "I'm proud to have SpeedMart Owner Barry Martinez on the car. He's great to work with and treats us like gold. It's nice to be involved with people who are passionate about racing."

Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Corridor Electric, Scott Baylor Racing Engines, Print Place, Young Tools and CSI Shocks for their continued support.

 

 

Hafertepe Jr. Claims Port-A-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship Opener

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (Sept. 16, 2014) - Momentum is clearly on the side of Sam Hafertepe Jr., who nearly swept the Port-A-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.

Hafertepe Jr. powered from fourth to win the opening feature on Friday and he maneuvered from eighth into the lead on Saturday before finishing second.

"Last Thursday we went to the practice night," he said. "The first couple of sessions we weren't real great. I wasn't happy with the way the car felt. I called Rick Ferkel, who is a guy I lean on for advice. He gave me a couple of ideas that we needed to do and it definitely woke the car up right away."

Hafertepe Jr. took advantage of the revived race car and a good pill draw on Friday when he won his heat race from the pole. That gave him a spot in the feature redraw and he pulled the No. 4 during the random draw to line up on the outside of the second row for the main event.

"We got a good pill draw and we won the heat race going away," he said. "When we redrew the four I knew we'd have a good chance to win the race. The track was predominantly on the top. As the race went on we got faster and faster."

Following a restart at the midpoint of the 25-lap feature, Hafertepe Jr., who reached the runner-up position by Lap 10, made a bid for the lead.

"We had a restart on Lap 13 and I slid Kevin Ramey in turns one and two," he said. "He got back by me and I slid him again in turns three and four. After that it was smooth sailing."

Hafertepe Jr. pulled away to a victory by more than five seconds, which marked his fourth ASCS National Tour win of the season. It also locked him into the feature redraw for Saturday's event.

Unfortunately, Hafertepe Jr. picked the highest number - eight - during the redraw on Saturday. However, it didn't matter as he charged into second place by Lap 3 and into the lead on Lap 9.

"We were driving by guys," he said. "We got in a lot of traffic and it opened the door a little bit. I think Seth (Bergman) snuck down to the bottom one time and when he felt the rubber he obviously drove right by us. We weren't really searching for it. We didn't think anything was there."

Hafertepe Jr. led until Bergman passed him in the rubber on Lap 17. The race ended with Hafertepe Jr. finishing second, which moved him into second place in the ASCS National Tour championship standings.

He will tackle the Midwest Fall Brawl this Friday and Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. If a driver sweeps the ASCS National Tour doubleheader he or she receives a $50,000 bonus.

"We have a really good car and the motors are running good," he said. "It seems like pill draws are going our way. We have a lot of momentum in our favor."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 12 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (4).

Sept. 13 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Feature: 2 (8).

SEASON STATS -

56 races, 6 wins, 22 top fives, 32 top 10s, 39 top 15s, 48 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the Midwest Fall Brawl with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Sam15.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamHafertepeJr

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to highlights of Hafertepe Jr. winning the ASCS Gulf South Region race at Heart O'Texas Speedway on June 6: http://youtu.be/QWG0RyKXyX8

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Kiebler & Sons Lawn and Landscaping

Kiebler & Sons Lawn and Landscaping is a residential landscaping business based in New Oxford, Pa.

"They are really good friends of ours who have been around for quite a while," Hafertepe Jr. said. "We've always really appreciated their support."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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Big Game Motorsports and Craig Dollansky Earn Two Top 10s Before Road Trip

Inside Line Promotions - SPRING VALLEY, Minn. (Sept. 16, 2014) - Craig Dollansky and the Big Game Motorsports program are set to hit the road more often during the final two months of the season.

The Big Game Treestands team competed with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series during a pair of events last weekend - when Dollansky earned two top 10s - and will join the premier sprint car series this Friday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, and on Saturday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa.

"I feel good about where our team is at now," Dollansky said. "Those are two tracks I enjoy racing on so we're excited about this weekend."

Dollansky is riding the momentum from a solid weekend with the World of Outlaws beginning last Friday at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, for The Arnold Motor Supply Shootout.

"All in all, it was a fairly solid night for us," he said. "We got qualified decent and made a little headway in the heat race."

The Big Game Treestands team timed in eighth quickest and advanced from third to second place in a heat race. That lined Dollansky up on the outside of the sixth row for the main event.

"We got up to about eighth place and I gave up a couple of positions trying different areas of the race track," he said. "Instead of getting a spot or two we lost a couple of positions."

Dollansky ended with a 10th-place result.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Deer Creek Speedway for the Asgrow/DeKalb Clash at the Creek.

"We didn't get qualified as strong as we'd liked, but we learned some things as well," Dollansky said. "We were able to win our heat race and get ourselves in the dash."

The Big Game Treestands team qualified 11th quickest and Dollansky won a heat race to lock the car into the dash. He then picked up a position in the dash to finish sixth, which lined him up on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"We had a decent starting spot in the A Main," he said. "I was right there with the top couple of cars the whole race. It was another solid night for us. Unfortunately we didn't get a win, but we're getting closer."

Dollansky finished fourth, which marked his 15th top five of the season.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 12 - Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 10 (12).

Sept. 13 - Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 6 (7); Feature: 4 (6).

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 5 wins, 15 top fives, 23 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, and Saturday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Game-Treestands/251832101535076?fref=ts

Aggressive Hydraulics: http://www.AggressiveHydraulics.com

MobileStar: http://www.MobileStar.us/mobilestarwebsite

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For over 30 years, it has been our goal and our philosophy to provide the most innovative and practical treestands and hunting accessories in the field. As tradition continues, we are Exceeding Limitations and once again providing new models that challenge Mother Nature. In 2012 Big Game extended the line into Trail Cameras known for the easy to set, great picture quality, and over all great camera. Eyecon Trail Cameras® exceeds the expectations of consumers. Big Game Treestands® and Eyecon Trail Cameras® offers undeniable quality on time-tested favorites as well as new innovations for 2013.

For more information on Big Game Treestands®, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com.

TRAIL CAMERAS -

Big Game Treestands® offers a variety of trail camera options that are user-friendly with exceptional imaging as well as a 120 degree pivoting head. New and improved cameras include the Jag, Mantis II, Frenzy, Storm II, Black Widow and Quick Shot. To learn more about or to purchase a trail camera, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com.

 

 

A CUT TIRE SLOWS SALDANA TO A 10TH PLACE FINISH AT KOKOMO

KOKOMO, Ind. (Sept. 16, 2014) – Another busy week of racing kicked off tonight at the World of Outlaws Event presented by High Performance Lubricants at Kokomo Speedway.

In preliminary action, Joey Saldana who was second from the last to go out for time trials in a field of 38 cars, proved he came to play ball, putting four wheels over the cushion to record a lap time of 11.112 seconds, good for the No. 2 qualifying spot!

Saldana and the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M lined up fourth in the second heat. Dale Blaney surged to the lead when the green flag flew, followed by Bryan Clauson. Saldana and Shane Stewart engaged in a side-by-side battle for third with Saldana getting the advantage. The top four remained the same until the waning laps of the race when Stewart laid down a wicked slide job to get past Saldana.

The Brownsburg Bullet’s fourth place finish secured a position in the dash.

An ‘eight’ pill was pulled in the inversion draw and as a result, Saldana’s strong No. 2 qualifying position landed him in seventh place on the dash grid. Front row starter Kerry Madsen led the field from start to finish. Saldana was eighth at the checkered flag which was his starting position for the feature.

The World of Outlaws rolled off for their 23rd start at Kokomo Speedway. Kerry Madsen got the early lead with David Gravel following. Saldana was ninth. On the restart after a yellow with two laps complete, Gravel took the lead. A yellow with four laps complete again slowed the competition. On the restart after another yellow on the fifth lap, Donny Schatz took the lead beginning with lap six. Yellows were abundant, continuing to flash every few laps. A yellow was called on lap 16 when Sheldon Haudenschild hit the fence. The yellow morphed into an open red flag while crews extricated the car and repaired the fence. Schatz continued to lead on the restart. Saldana’s running position varied from ninth to 13th as the race progressed. The final yellow was displayed with 24 laps in the books when third place runner Brad Sweet lost the handle trying to slide second place Gravel. When racing resumed, Schatz again led the pack. Dale Blaney was second and Gravel was third. Gravel lost position to Shane Stewart. With three laps to go, Stewart overtook Blaney for second. Schatz had a scary moment as he was barreling down on the checkered flag when Brad Sweet spun in front of him. Schatz avoided contact and won the race. Stewart was second and Dale Blaney was third.

Saldana limped home on a cut tire to finish 10th.

“Our setup was too tight early in the race, but we were still running pretty well. On the open red flag we made some chassis changes,” explained team owner Dan Motter. “At the time of the red flag, our tire was fine, but it got cut with five laps to go. Joey said the tire was rolling in on the side and he couldn’t really push the car or race hard. We were lucky to finish 10th but we were a better car than that.”

Tomorrow, the Outlaws will visit the Terre Haute Action Track for the first time in eight years.

 


 

USAC Sprint Cars roll at MRP Saturday Local stars to challenge touring pros!

Marysville CA- The national organization that brought racing superstars Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Ryan Newman, Kasey Kahne and most recently Elk Grove’s Kyle Larson into the forefront will sanction the sprint car races at MRP on Saturday night. The United States Auto Club is the organization that gave birth to what is now IndyCar. The national group USAC, as it is typically called, is bringing their sprint cars to Paul and Kathy Hawes’ Marysville Raceway Park for the very first time ever. It is a pivotal event in their northern California swing for their season long championship. It will be their only appearance in the area.

Super brave “Hollywood” Danny Faria is expected to lead the contingent of championship USAC Sprint Car drivers to MRP. Southern California’s Faria is last year’s overall champion in the division. Faria has never competed at MRP. Some forty-four drivers have taken part in the USAC series this season.

Other stars of the circuit include the “Human Highlight Reel” Geoff Ensign. Star drivers Jace and Richard Vander Weerd (twin brothers) will also be in the house. Richard picked up a cool $15,000 for winning at the Peoria Arizona’s Canyon Speedway earlier this season. This event is of national significance and will feature a field of the nation’s finest sprint car drivers. Drivers from all over the country and actually one driver, Marcus Niemela from Rauma, Finland is entered.

Current USAC point leader, Ryan Bernal will be in the field as well. Here, there’s a little local history. As a youngster, before moving into the USAC ranks, Bernal won an MRP special open wingless sprint car race. He knows the quick way around. Bernal now drives the #56 Gary Patterson Tribute car that is painted to look like Patterson’s famous Walt Ross NARC sprint car. Patterson and the original car are enshrined in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville Iowa.

Local sprint car star Cort (The Iron Man) Dozier of Marysville has thrown his hat in the ring and will shed the wing for this bout against the national USAC touring pros. Dozier is no stranger to the Wingless Warriors as he scooped up the 2009 Wingless Sprint Car title at MRP. Dozier also capped off last season with a daring move that got him the trophy in the Gold Fever Open last October. Whatever Cortney Dozier straps himself into, it goes fast. He will be a major factor Saturday night on his home turf.

The USAC rules are similar enough to the rules MRP runs for its own sprint car classes and the hottest driver in the MRP Wingless Sprint Car class has also thrown his hat in the ring for Saturday. Marysville’s Josh Vieira is modifying his sprint car this week to be more competitive with the touring USAC pros on Saturday.

Vieira won three times at MRP throughout the season and likely would have been champion had it not been for very a scary moment. Vieira was sidelined with heart problems and sat out a couple of weeks of racing; mid-season. Vieira won a race before he went in for surgery and he won the first night back after surgery. He finished off the local season in victory lane last Saturday night. It’s been almost miraculous how Vieira never lost his winning form throughout his trials and tribulations. Vieira will make modifications this week to his hot rod to be more competitive against the USAC regulars.

At this writing MRP regulars Jim Richardson of Grayeagle, three-time MRP winged sprint car champion Billy Wallace and 2011 MRP wingless sprint champ Brett Youngman of Grass Valley have offered that they intend to run along with area hot shoe Lincoln’s Tony Godwin. Local Stars versus top USAC guns! This is great stuff. Racing starts at 7.

The MRP Super Stocks, Mini Stocks and Pro 4s are also on the card.

The knot begins to tighten this week as Super Stock stars Phillip Shelby and Corey Hall, both from Yuba City strap on their winged monsters and duke it out in the second to last event of the 2014 season. Both are former champions and both are feature event winners this season. The rough and tumble series has been on a three week hiatus and everybody concerned is ready to roll. Brothers Cort (who will doing double duty) and Rick Dozier have also been to victory lane and are a formidable presence.

Browns Valley’s James Castleberry is uncharacteristically winless headed into the last two events. Castleberry is looking to change all that Saturday. Besides, it’s his birthday and after the races everyone in attendance is invited to the garage for a celebration! There’s going to be a band and a guaranteed good time. The Castleberry celebration will also include more than 100 lucky number program giveaways for the fans during the evening.

Yuba City’s Jimmy Ford remains atop the MRP Mini Stock standings and has shown the speed he needs to stay there. Linda’s James Foster and Yuba City’s Kyle Davey are still in the hunt for the championship but its time for them to get rolling if they want to knock Ford off the perch. Look for Hobby Stock ace Mike Dehoogh to continue his smooth consistent runs along with Rookie sensation Kevin Dozier.

Misty Castleberry is just simply the driver to beat in the Pro 4 division. Her dominance of the class will likely lock her into yet another title in the division. Last week’s winner Matt Beardslee is unlikely to return as he blew his motor up in a winning effort last week. Beardslee is the only driver to have won with Castleberry still on the track. Up until last week only mechanical failures had allowed others to get to victory lane. Castleberry comes into the event as a huge favorite.

Gates open at 5pm with racing at 7. This is a must-see event!

 

RICK KAYLOR RACING RETURNS TO TRACK
By Brad Vores
9/16/14
For the first time in over four years, Rick Kaylor, owner of Rick’s Auto Body will be returning to the 410 sprint car ranks.
Kaylor will bring back his familiar New Cumberland Auto Parts, Rick’s Auto Body No. 13K sprint car with New Jersey racer Ryan Bohlke in the seat for the upcoming World of Outlaws Williams Grove National Open.
The National Open will be run on October 3 and 4 at Williams Grove Speedway.
“Ryan lost his ride and I have a brand new GF1 chassis sitting around so we’re going to do a two race deal at this point and if all goes well, we’ll go to Charlotte in November for the World Finals,” stated Kaylor, who has been involved in sprint car racing in some aspect for many years. “We’re going to put forth a good effort and go have a good time with Ryan.”
Kaylor said the team will rent an HP Racing Engine for the National Open weekend.
“I’m pretty excited,” Kaylor added. “It’s been since 2010 since I was really active in racing (he helped Lucas Wolfe on the World of Outlaw tour). I’ve helped a few guys out here and there since then. I like to be a participant in sprint car racing because just going to the races doesn’t really do anything for me.”
Bohlke will be looking for some good fortune in NCAP #13K. He had some seat time this season driving for another car owner.

 

Trenca Takes Home Top 10 During 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - OHSWEKEN, Ontario, Canada (Sept. 16, 2014) - Joe Trenca is all smiles following a top 10 during the 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals last weekend.

It marked the sixth top 10 of the season for Trenca, who piloted a car for Chuck Hebing during the $12,000-to-win Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints and Patriot Sprint Tour co-sanctioned event at Ohsweken Speedway on Saturday.

"At the last minute Chuck Hebing asked me to drive his other car," Trenca said. "He's got a really good car so I took advantage of it."

Trenca timed in sixth quickest during his heat race qualifying, which lined him up on the outside of the third row for his heat race.

"We didn't get that good of a start in the heat race," he said. "On the first corner I picked off a guy. I was rolling the bottom really good. They only took the top three so I knew I needed to get spots."

Trenca rallied to score a runner-up result, which locked him into the feature and gave him the most passing points. That started him seventh in the main event.

"In the feature we were around fifth and sixth for a while," he said. "Then we got to fourth for a while and we had a red flag. I was really good with a full load of fuel. It was really good early. Once the fuel load burned off I got a little loose and the track slicked off real bad. We fell back to seventh and then Chuck got me at the line."

Trenca ended with an eighth-place result.

"I was really happy," he said. "Just to run up there, the quantity of cars never changes but the quality gets better every year. There were a lot of good cars who didn't make the show. I was lucky to be able to transfer through the heat race and have a good car all night."

He is scheduled to race this Friday at Fonda Speedway in Fonda, N.Y., with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 13 - Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 8 (7).

SEASON STATS -

27 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 6 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 22 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Fonda Speedway in Fonda, N.Y., with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

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"Outdoor Factory Outlet is hopefully going to be opening its store at the end of the summer," Trenca said. "They've stepped up as a sponsor for Speedweek and when we go to Eldora. I'm excited to represent them."

Trenca would also like to thank Mucci Motorsports, National Parts Peddler, Fast Axle, Shell Shock Designs, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Total Seal Piston Rings, Schoenfeld Headers, Pepsi, Shute's Water Systems, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, Seals-It, Driver Websites, Inside Line Promotions, Ken's Auto Body, Slade Shock Technology, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Don Ott Racing Engines and Hammerdown Photography for their continued support.

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VALVOLINE RACEWAY OFFICIAL PRACTICE THIS SATURDAY NIGHT!

Official press release: Valvoline Raceway September 16, 2014

Valvoline Raceway begins another phase of its radical evolution and revolution this Saturday night as the official practice for the 2014/2015 season kicks off.

With so many projects still underway in revamping and revitalising the facility Valvoline Raceway Managing Director Steven Green is excited about the practice session ahead but has a message for teams and fans planning to attend.

“As far as the racing surface is concerned nothing will appear out of the ordinary,” explains Green, “but we’re in the middle of the biggest expansion and revamping project ever undertaken at the Speedway since Sid Hopping built it, so there’s still many things we won’t have completed until we’re ready for October 4’s grand opening event. People shouldn’t be confused by what they see on Saturday, we’re on target for our opening event but we’ve still got plenty to do over the next three weeks.”

Many teams have already indicated their intention to turn laps on Saturday night as growing expectation and excitement swarms around the unveiling of the new season under the new owners and management structure.

“We’re all very excited,” continues Green, “there’s so much going on here with earthworks, concreting, bitumising and so many other processes that it’s like a construction site on a skyscraper. You can’t help but get excited when you see it all being carried out.”

There are several guidelines attached to Saturday’s official practice and those are attached herewith below.

Fans and teams should read these carefully before attending on Saturday…

PRACTICE EVENT 20th September 2014. Gates Open – 2pm

GENERAL ADMISSION PRICES Adults, Pensioner and 13-15 years entry fee is $15 Children 12 years and under are free (with a paying Adult). No family pass offered.

PIT ENTRY CONDITIONS Pit entry is $40 with a FULL licence shown on entry to the Pit Gate Staff. Pit entry is $60 if a ONE-DAY licence is required on the day of the event (This does not cover anyone going onto the track – please see Competitor Licence information above).

You must physically have proof of a FULL LICENCE to be able to buy a pit pass at the $40 rate. Speedway Australia does not provide us with a list of those who have paid, or if they are in the mail etc. If you do not have your licence with you at the time, you must purchase a ONE-DAY LICENCE/INSURANCE POLICY. All licences need to be organised prior to the event with Speedway Australia or authorised Speedway Australia licencees such as the Sprintcar Control Council of Australia and the Australian Wingless Sprints Racing.

DRIVER REGISTRATION At the Sprintcar Pit Box – 2.15pm until 4.30pm. All cars must have relevant registration with clubs, prior to requesting a driver armband. Competitor armbands are $50 per driver. Please register your car to the staff. We will provide you an on-track competitor armband. You must show your LICENCE at the time of registering. NO licences are available at the track. All licences need to be organised prior to the event, with Speedway Australia or authorised Speedway Australia licencees such as Sprintcar Control Council of Australia or the Australian Wingless Sprints Racing. You must physically have proof of a FULL or ONE-DAY LICENCE on you. If you are unable to show proof, you will unfortunately not be able to participate on the track. Speedway Australia does not provide us with a list of those who have paid, or if they are in the mail etc. Drivers Briefing 4.45pm START - Wheel Packing – 5.30pm. Practice sessions commence after Wheel packing. FINISH - approximately 10pm.

ENTRY GATES Ticket Gate 1 – selling General Admission tickets plus Pit Passes. Pit Gate (Deniehy Street) – selling Pit armbands, and General Admission tickets. VIP Corporate Entrance – Hostess available from 2pm until 6.30pm only. Assisting with Sign on Sheets for volunteer lists, staff access, and VIP car parking spaces if allocated. This gate is also used for PASS OUTS and CAR PARKING access. No Corporate Suites are in use for Practice Events. Food - No commercially packaged foods (e.g. KFC, McDonalds, Pizza Hut etc.) Drinks - No glass / No Alcohol allowed to be brought into the venue.

CANTEENS: The PIT CANTEEN operated by KCS Catering, will be open for food/drink sales.

No alcohol is available for sale at this event.

COMPETITOR LICENCES: Speedway Australia issued. NO licences are available at the track. All licences need to be organised prior to the event, with Speedway Australia or Authorised Speedway Australia licencees such as Sprintcar Control Council of Australia, or The Australian Wingless Sprints Racing.

VOLUNTEERS BBQ At the end of the night, we will host a BBQ for all Volunteers in the pits. This will be a good chance for Steven Green to have a catch up with everyone. He will be able to advise more information relating to the upcoming season of racing etc. At that time we will collect any outstanding Volunteer Forms and discuss any other related issues relevant to the Volunteers Program. Volunteer Forms are available at the Sprintcar Box from 2.15pm to 4.30pm. Please ensure you complete and return to the raceway office ASAP, so that your name can be included on Gate Lists ready for our opening night on Saturday the 4th October 2014.

PIT AREA PROCEDURES Truck parking only. Limited car parking spaces available for track-authorised officials etc. Our pit gates will be open during the day. At approximately 1.30 – 1.45pm we will usher all patrons out of the Pit Area to the Pit Gate, for them to purchase appropriate ticketing. Pit Gate opens at 2pm. , As we need to ensure there is enough parking spaces for competitor’s trucks for each event, we need to limit the actual car parking spaces being used in the Pit area. Only authorised persons on a Car Parking List will be allowed access, those being Club and Track Officials.

CLUB and TRACK OFFICIALS PARKING For the Practice event we will only have a limited amount of space, and will not be offering car parking spaces to everyone. Please find alternative car parking spaces for this event. For events commencing 4th October 2014 onwards, we will email each club who is scheduled for the upcoming event, and we will advise how many pit parking spaces they are allowed to use for Official use. These will be authorised by the raceway office and be available from the Pit Gate Staff. If you are expecting to have a car parking space please ensure you apply ASAP via contacting the raceway office. Your name will only be on the car-parking list, if you have applied and have been authorised. The gate staff will only allow authorised persons, all others will be kindly asked to find alternative car parking arrangements, outside of the pit area. Thank you.

RACEWAY OFFICE: We will not be staffing the Raceway Office with a full quota of staff at the Practice event. We aim to complete our race set up paperwork, by 3pm Fridays. If you can be mindful that all information would be appreciated prior to this time. Please ensure you follow up with the raceway office during business Monday to Friday, if you have any questions regarding the Practice event, gate lists, licencing questions etc. we are happy to assist you, prior to event dates. Event days are particularly busy, mostly we are outside organising things, and are not always available on email, phones etc.

 

 

Scotty Thiel – Problems at Plymouth

9/16/2014

A cold night set the Scott Thiel Motorsports team at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds for the final night of racing at the Plymouth Dirt Track for 2014 and the fourth last stop for the IRA 410 Sprint Series. Scotty charged forward in the main before a flat tire ended his battle and sent him back to the rear of the field with only a few laps left and faced him with a 14th place finish.

After a late draw in qualifying, Scotty still managed to lay down a 12.479 lap time which was 14th quick overall for the night. That placed Thiel to start on the outside front row of the heat race event. A little bobble on the start of the heat cost Scotty some ground going into turn one. He settled into the second position and would maintain that spot for all ten laps of the heat. It was solid finish which placed him into the main but missed the invert due to a mid-pack qualifying attempt. Thiel would start out in the 16th position for the night’s 27 lap Filskov Memorial A-main event.

Scotty knew that the slick track conditions would make for tough passing but the team set the car up to his liking as he began to charge forward right away as the green flag dropped for the A-main event. He worked the high side of the track where not too many cars were daring to go over the course of the race. In just a few laps, Thiel already found himself inside the top 10 and was still charging. With the halfway mark approaching, Scotty was nearing the top 5 of the field. He began to lose momentum and was not able to charge off the corner as much in the next few laps. Scotty started to feel the car transfer hard on the right rear and knew that a flat tire was the problem. A yellow came out as Thiel stopped in turn four and the crew went to work as the car was pushed into the work area. They were able to get the tire changed and sent Thiel back out on the track. All of the cars that Scotty had just passed would have to be accomplished yet again but this time in a shorter time period. The field went back to green flag action and Scotty continued his charge but was unable to gain all the ground he previously did. With only 3 laps to go he battled between the 12th and 14th place position and crossed the line after 27 laps of green flag action in the 12th spot. IRA officials later determined that Scotty would be penalized two positions for passing before the cone after going back to green. The official finish for Thiel would be 14th. “We struggled in qualifying as the track was two different elements. One and two was slick and three was just rough and choppy. The front row starting spot helped but missing the transfer set us back. We charged forward but nothing you can do when a tire goes down. Just disappointing for how well it was going at that point. We will just regroup and rebound next week.” Scotty mentioned after the night.

Next up on tap for the STM #64 team will be this coming Saturday night at the Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI.

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Cunningham Slowly Getting Comfortable on US Soil

PETERSEN MEDIA: After a chaotic arrival to the United States two weeks ago, Michael Cunningham is starting to settle in on US soil, as he continues to compete all over the state of CA.

“It was a little wild getting in,” Cunningham said. “We had issues with some of our equipment getting through customs, so after busting tail, we got the car ready, and I actually had Kyle Hirst drive it the first night, because I was flat wore out.”

Following Hirst’s sixth place finish with the California Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster, Cunningham was ready to take over the driving duties as he battled the World of Outlaws at the Silver Dollar Speedway.

“It was a tough opening race taking on the Outlaws, but it was nice to get back in the seat,” he said.

Though it wasn’t the night he was hoping for, Cunningham turned his focus to the Antioch Speedway the following Sunday night, again with the World of Outlaws.

With 27 cars on hand, Cunningham continued to adapted to the foreign track, as he timed his PRP Engineering/A.R.T. No. 74 machine in 22nd fastest.

Earning the transfer spot through the night’s Last Chance Showdown, Cunningham was safely in the feature event, on what was an extremely locked down and fast racing surface.

Completing the entire feature event, Cunningham would finish in the 21st position with the ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’.

After regrouping from a whirlwind first week, Cunningham and his team followed to King of the West Series to Southern California as he competed at the Santa Maria Speedway, and at the Ventura Raceway.

Santa Maria greeted the racer’s with a very rough and heavy racing surface, causing cars to bounce and wheelie all night long.

With 23 cars on hand, Cunningham timed his mount in 16th fastest, before finishing seventh in heat race action.

Lining up 19th in the feature event, Cunningham bounced his way to a 16th place finish.

“Santa Maria was one of the roughest tracks I have ever been on,” he said. “It probably would have made for a great motocross race on that night.”

Heading to the Ventura Raceway on Saturday night, Cunningham admitted he finally began to feel comfortable on this night.

On a very slick surface, Cunningham was the last car out for time trials, and timed in 16th fastest again, before he went from sixth to fourth in heat race action.

Lining up 15th in the feature event, Cunningham was making some moves over the first half of the race, until contact on the 16th lap, got the Australian pilot upside down, ultimately ending his night.

“It was a cool little track, and it was the first time I have finally felt comfortable in the first handful of races over here,” he said. “We were making some moves, but then had some help getting upside down. Thankful for the guys’ hard work, and looking for some luck this weekend.”

Michael and his Cunningham Racing team would like to thank PRP Engineering, and A.R.T. Speed Equipment for their support.

2014 USA SEASON BY THE NUMBERS- Races-4, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top-10’s-4.

STAY CONNECTED- Stay connected with Cunningham, by visiting his website at www.michaelcunninghamracing.com.

ON TAP: Cunningham will be in action on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA and on Saturday night in Placerville, CA.

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Wins Galore With KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: As tracks continue to crown their season champions, teams using KSE Racing Products are still taking home trophies on a nightly basis.

As the World of Outlaws headed back into the Midwest, it was Paul McMahan and Kraig Kinser picking up wins. For Kinser, his win at the Clay County Fair Speedway marked his first of the season, while McMahans triumph at Deer Creek was his fifth of the seson.

During the Port-A-Cool Nationals at the Texas Motor Speedway, Seth Bergman was the class of the Lucas Oil ASCS National field, as he used his KSE Racing Products to take home the big win on Saturday night.

Taking on the MOWA over the weekend, California pilot, Rico Abreu, netted his 20th win of the season as his KSE Racing Products steered him to victory at the Spoon River Speedway.

Kyle Hirst made history on Saturday night, as his KSE Racing Products aided him in becoming the first ever winged sprint car winner at the Ventura Raceway in Ventura, CA on Saturday night with the King of the West Series.

Dale Blaney got out his broom over the weekend as he dominated both nights of the Jim Ford Classic at the Fremont Speedway with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, while Greg Hodnett obliterated the field at the Selinsgrove Speedway during the Jim Nace Memorial, and Justin Grant used his KSE Power Steering Products to steer his way to victory at ‘The Burg’.

Though he racked up two wins over the weekend, all of us at KSE would like to send our thoughts and prayers to Daron Clayton and his family, as Daron lost his young son, Kinser, tragically on Monday night.

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Baughman Hunting for Big Payday During Debut at Midwest Fall Brawl

Inside Line Promotions - ODESSA, Texas (Sept. 16, 2014) - Josh Baughman will make his debut at I-80 Speedway this weekend during one of the biggest events of the season.

Baughman will tackle the high-banked track in Greenwood, Neb., on Friday and Saturday for the Midwest Fall Brawl featuring the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. In addition to the stout competition, there is a $50,000 bonus for any driver who wins both features.

"The chances of winning that are pretty slim," he said. "Our goal is just putting one night together at a time. If we can compete both nights and be in the running for it that will make a good weekend. Only one or two guys will win. With all the people who will be there our goal is to come out of there with two top 10s."

Baughman has earned 14 top 10s this season, including seven in his last 15 races.

"We've ran pretty decent all year on big tracks and we've won on big tracks," he said. "I think we've got that side of things figured out. We've got to put everything together and have a good night to start the weekend."

Despite limited competition, Baughman ranks 15th in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings. He has recorded one top 10 this season with the series.

SEASON STATS -

39 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 14 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 31 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the Midwest Fall Brawl with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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"Energy Equipment has been on board the last couple of years," Baughman said. "They help me out quite a bit and I really appreciate their support."

Baughman would also like to thank Hollywood Blasting and Coating, Compression Generation Services, Beard Equipment, Fischer Body Shop, Gleco Platings, Factory Kahne, B&H Industrial Supplies, FK Rod Ends, K&N Filters, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, MSD Ignition, Weld Wheels, Vortex Wings, Maxim Chassis, Dynotech Performance and Oakley for their support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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Dover Looking for Midwest Fall Brawl Sweep for Second Straight Season

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (Sept. 16, 2014) - This weekend has been circled on Jack Dover's calendar all year.

The Midwest Fall Brawl is this Friday and Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., which is a short drive from his shop. In addition to the local racing, a bonus of $50,000 is offered to any driver who sweeps the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader.

"There's a lot of money on the line this weekend," he said. "It's not going to be easy, but I feel confident that we have as good of a shot as anyone to pick up a pair of wins and take home that bonus."

Dover has won twice at I-80 Speedway this year and he scored four victories at the big track last season, including the two wins during the Midwest Fall Brawl. That garnered a $20,000 bonus, which was the most money Dover has won at an event.

"We put together two great nights last year to sweep the event so we know we have what it takes to do the same thing this weekend," he said. "I can't wait for this weekend. I love racing close to home. It's always fun to compete against really tough competition. And you can't beat the money that's on the line."

Dover has recorded 14 feature victories this season.

SEASON STATS -

37 races, 14 wins, 25 top fives, 29 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 33 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the Midwest Fall Brawl with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to video by XSAN of Dover's Bill Smith Memorial Race of Champions victory at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on Aug. 30: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=690556044355835&fref=nf

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Moss Racing Engines

Moss Racing Engines manufactures Ford racing engines. The company was started by Chris Moss, who worked under the Roush Yates Racing Engines banner before creating his own company in 2013.

"You can call Chris any time of the day or night and he'll help you," Dover said. "The engines are reliable. He hasn't had any engine failures so that says a lot for his name and product."

Dover would also like to thank Home Pride Companies, Inc., Certified Transmission, Eagle Motorsports, Thorpe's Body Shop, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., The Oil Medics, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Shaver Racing Engines, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors, Vortex Wings and True Trucking for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Jack Dover Racing is close to being able to compete across the country by returning to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, where Dover has finished in the top 10 both seasons he has raced full time with the premier 360 sprint car series. He is also ready to compete with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series en route to his dream of racing in NASCAR. The only variable missing is a reliable truck and trailer. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail teamdover@gmail.com.

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BUSY SCHEDULE WITH MULTIPLE OPEN WHEELED DIVISIONS HIGHLIGHTS FOUR CROWN

33rd Annual Eldora Speedway Event Showcases Variety of Open Wheeled Cars, Winged & Non-Winged

ROSSBURG, OH (Sept. 16) – ‘Smorgasbord of Racing’ may well be the best description for this weekend’s 33rd annual Four Crown Nationals (September 19 & 20) at Eldora Speedway. Over the course of two days, the historic one-half mile clay oval will host multiple open-wheeled divisions beginning with the winged World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series and the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds on Friday. Saturday will see the three National non-winged series of the United States Auto Club (USAC) – Midget, Sprint Car and Silver Crown divisions in their only same-day appearance together on the 2014 schedule. As if all that isn’t enough, members of the Vintage Auto Racing Club (VARC) will host a display and on-track exhibition, while the USAC .25 Midgets will be competing on Little Eldora Speedway.

Coming into Friday’s chase, four different WoO winners have found their way to Eldora’s victory lane in as many contests this year. With this being the final 2014 WoO showing at Eldora, the balance of the field is hoping to keep that streak going and make it five different winners.

Among the hopefuls is 20-time WoO champion Steve Kinser. The Bloomington, IN veteran is making his final Eldora appearance as a full-time WoO point follower and would like nothing better than to close out that campaign with his 36th WoO win at Eldora. The travelling Outlaws have completed 149 races at Eldora and Kinser’s 35 victories sets him high atop the all-time win list.

Shane Stewart (Tulsa, OK) and David Gravel (Watertown, CT) captured their first-ever Eldora WoO wins when the tour invaded in May, while the recently retired Sammy Swindell (Germantown, TN) captured the final checkered flag of his storied career on July 11. The next night saw Kerry Madsen (St. Marys, NSW, Australia) increasing his Eldora win total to three with a convincing $50,000 Kings Royal victory.

For the Modifieds, it will be their final tune-up before the three-day UMP Fall Nationals (October 2, 3 & 4). Earlier in the season, teammates Jeff Babcock (Wayne, OH) and Matt Westfall (Ludlow Falls, OH) traded wins with three apiece before Jacob Hawkins (Fairmont, WV) and Jonathan Taylor (Saltsburg, PA) moved in to end that streak with their recent ventures into victory lane.

When Dave Darland (Lincoln, IN) captured April’s USAC Sprint Car main event at Eldora, it inched him closer to August’s historic moment when he moved past veteran Tom Bigelow (Whitewater, WI) to become USAC’s all-time leading feature winner with 53 checkered flags. Darland is hoping to retain that momentum Saturday night as he comes into the event only three points behind Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, OK) in the cumulative 2014 USAC National Sprint Car Series point chase. Bacon has yet to score an Eldora USAC Sprint win while Darland has amassed five.

Rico Abreu (Rutherford, CA) turned the trick in the USAC Midget portion of the Four Crown last year and rides into Saturday as the current point leader with a comfortable margin over veteran charger Tracy Hines (New Castle, IN) and young upstart Christopher Bell (Norman, OK).

Closing out Saturday’s tripleheader will be the time-honored Silver Crown division. Kody Swanson (Kingsburg, CA), winless in Eldora action thus far, leads the point chase over Hines, Bobby East (Brownsburg, IN) and last year’s Four Crown winner Chris Windom (Canton, IL).

Each night’s card will include full racing programs of Heat Races, B-Features as needed and the concluding A-Features.

During the daytime, the future stars of racing will be honing their .25 Midget racing skills on the adjoining Little Eldora Speedway and the VARC members will be on hand with their biggest display of the year to bench race and retell the history of their restored race cars.

Fans can purchase remaining race tickets for the Four Crown Nationals — or any other exciting Eldora event — by going online to www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Tickets may also be purchased through the Eldora offices during normal business hours by calling (937) 338-3815.

Additionally, race fans and race teams can get behind-the-scenes access by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at Facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and viewing video highlights at YouTube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. Mobile device users can access the Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android, which are available for download via iTunes and Google Play.

 

 

Frustrating Weekend In Texas For Harli White

PETERSEN MEDIA- Battling the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour over the weekend during the Port-A-Cool Nationals at the Texas Motor Speedway, Harli White had a very frustrating weekend, as broken brake caliper bolts kept her front starting the Saturday night feature event.

“Friday night the track was really fast, and locked down all night, so we had a long night pulling a high pill,” White said. “Saturday night I felt really confident with the direction we were heading, but we broke right before the feature started.”

Saturday night saw White line her Mesilla Valley Transportation/Jerry Tucker Roustabout/Lucas Oil backed No. 17w machine up in the second row of her heat race. With the track slick to a curb right on the fence, white spent much of her heat race exchanging slider jobs, as she finished in the third spot, and earned an automatic transfer into the feature event.

Lining up for the feature event, White noticed something go south in her brake system, and upon returning to the work area, her team let her know her night was over, as the bolts in her brake caliper had broke.

“It was disappointing for sure on Saturday night, because I thought he had a really good car for the feature,” she added.

Friday night at the Texas Motor Speedway, teams were greeted with an extremely heavy and fast racing surface, and White unfortunately pulled a very high pill, putting her in the back of her heat.

Unable to do much from the back with everyone nearly going the same speed, White was forced into the night’s B main, and again, she was unable to make up ground.

“When the track is locked down like it was on Friday night, things can be frustrating if you are in the back,” she said. “You have to rely on people to make mistakes, and when you take on the National tour it doesn’t happen all that often. Have to thank all of the people who continue to help us out.”

Harli White Racing would like to thank Mesilla Valley Transportation, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, Lucas Oil, Charlie’s Trucking, PXP Racewear, All Star Cafe, Boyd’s Racing Engines, Race Chic, Crash Enterprises, Outlaw Wings, Super Flow Testers, Simpson, Classic Seagulls UK, Eagle Motorsports, and the Shriners Hospital For Children Gavelston for their support during the 2014 season.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-41, Wins-0, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-15.

ON TAP: White will be in action this coming weekend, but she is currently debating on competing at the I80 Speedway for the Fall Brawl, or running her midget at the I44 Raceway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Harli by following her on Twitter @Harliwhiteracin or by clicking over to her website, www.harliwhiteracing.com.

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Dewease Comes Up Just Short Of Billy Kimmel Memorial Win

PETERSEN MEDIA: Running a make up feature and a regular program on Friday night at the Williams Grove Speedway, Lance Dewease gave it everything he had during the Billy Kimmel Memorial feature, coming up just short as he finished in the second spot.

“We were really good during the make up feature, we had a shot late in the race but the leader took our line, and we ended up finishing second,” Dewease said.

With the make up feature kicking things off at ‘The Grove’, Dewease showed speed early as he worked his way forward, and towards the top five.

On the 15th lap of the feature event, the Fayetteville, PA driver sat in the fifth spot when the yellow flew as he rode behind Brian Montieth Stevie Smith, Ryan Smith and race leader, Rodney Westhafer.

When the race went back green, Dewease quickly made a move around Montieth to take over the fourth spot, before he got by Smith for the third spot on the 18th lap.

Lap 20 saw Dewease make quick work of Ryan Smith aboard his C.C. Dietz Builders/Conduit Connections/Hess Ornamental Irons machine, as he chased after Westhafer.

Pulling up to Westhafer’s rear bumper as the white flag flew, the yellow flag waived instead of the checkered, giving Dewease a final shot at the win. When the action came back to life, he stayed glued to Westhafer, but Westhafer moved to the bottom of the speedway to protect himself, and was able to hold off Dewease, who crossed the stripe just .148 seconds behind the winner.

“It was a fun feature,” he added. ‘We worked our way up there, and put ourselves in a great spot, but we just came up short.”

During the regularly scheduled program, Dewease gridded the field from the eight spot, as he spent much of the race battling with the likes of Ryan Smith and Alan Krimes.

Taking advantage of a pair of cautions through the race, Dewease would work his way up to a fifth place finish on the night, closing his Friday night with a second and finish place finish.

“Overall it was a pretty good night for the Dietz Motorsports team,” he added. “We ran well in the first feature and finished second, and during the second feature we were okay, and were able to move forward and finish fifth.”

At Selinsgrove on Saturday night, Dewease and company looked to be well on their way to their third Top-Five finish of the weekend, but mechanical gremlins stood in their way as their night came to an end while running in the fourth spot.

Dewease would like to thank C.C. Dietz Builders, Conduit Connections, Hess Ornamental Iron, Pro Shocks by LD Shocks, Triple X, Wings Unlimited, Keizer Wheels, DMI Racing Components, Schoenfeld Headers, Hanks Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schaeffer Racing Oils, Astro Titanium, Tom Shockey Collision, Kirkey Racing Seats, Bell Helmets, WRT Web Designs, and WRT SpeedWerx

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-52, Wins-4, Top 5’s-19, Top 10’s-30.

ON TAP: Dewease will be at Williams Grove on Friday night, Lincoln on Saturday night, and at the Susquehanna Speedway Park on Sunday.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Lance by visiting his website, www.lancedewease.com, or liking his Facebook Page, Lance Dewease Motorsports.

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Bell Completes First Asphalt 100-Lapper; Now Back to the Dirt Track Wars!

Lonnie Wheatley, NORMAN, Okla. (September 16, 2014) – It was another first in the life of up-and-coming race car driver Christopher Bell, as the 19-year-old from Norman, OK, competed in his first 100-lap asphalt Late Model race over the weekend.

After getting his first taste of asphalt action the previous weekend at Hickory Motor Speedway, the reigning USAC National Midget champion and winner of 20 Sprint Car and Midget features on dirt this year drove the Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 51c in Saturday night’s 100-lapper atop the .363-mile Hickory asphalt oval in North Carolina.

Running as a high as fifth in the latter stages of the race, Bell fought a loose race car over the final circuits and posted a tenth-place finish in his maiden voyage in the extended distance event.

“The result wasn’t what we wanted but I got a lot of good experience,” Bell says.

After qualifying ninth, Bell began working his way forward soon after. “We actually got going pretty good for a while,” Bell comments.

Up to sixth on a late restart, Bell made his way up to fifth before the car became a handful. “We fell way off, I was just hanging on the last 20 laps or so.”

At ease behind the wheel, Bell enjoyed the learning experience.

“It was a lot of fun, probably 80 out of the 100 laps I was racing hard with someone,” Bell explains. “There wasn’t any of just riding around.”

With the track getting slicker as the laps clicked off, the final rounds were a new experience for Bell.

“Those last 20 laps, the track was slicker than any dirt track I’ve ever been on.” Bell says.

Bell will be back in the Kyle Busch Motorsports asphalt Late Model later in the year with the next outing set for Hickory Motor Speedway on October 18.

Until then, it’s back to the dirt track wars beginning with a heavy slate of action this week with the World of Outlaws and USAC.

Bell will pilot the Fox Brothers No. 53 for three nights of winged World of Outlaws action beginning tonight at Kokomo (IN) Speedway before moving on to the Terre Haute Action Track on Wednesday and then the opening night of Eldora Speedway’s Four Crown Nationals on Friday.

Wingless action awaits on Saturday for the final night of Eldora’s Four Crown Nationals with Bell back in the potent Keith Kunz Motorsports Toyota No. 71 Midget and the RPM/Gormly No. 99 USAC Silver Crown car as he pulls double duty.

2014 Quick Stats: 82 races, 20 wins, 44 top-fives, 56 top-tens.

Next Up:

Tuesday, Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN) – Fox Brothers No. 53 (Word of Outlaws Sprint Cars)

Wednesday, Terre Haute Action Track (Terre Haute, IN) – Fox Brothers No. 53 (World of Outlaws Sprint Cars)

Friday, Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH) – Fox Brothers No. 53 (World of Outlaws Sprint Cars)

Saturday, Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH) – Kunz Motorsports No. 71 (USAC Midgets) and RPM/Gormly No. 99 (USAC Silver Crown).

Keep Track: Keep track of Christopher Bell’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.christopherbellracing.com/.

If you would like to keep up with all of Christopher Bell’s racing action by having press releases e-mailed directly to you, simply send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

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

 

 

22nd Fall Nationals Set for September 26 and 27


Contact: Troy Hennig (thennig@sbcglobal.net) www.silverdollarspeedway.com
Fall Nationals Important Information
(Chico, CA 9-16-2014)…The 22nd Annual Fall Nationals is scheduled for September 26th and 27th at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico. The annual end of the year event will feature the winged 360 sprint cars and dirt modifieds. This year, over $35,000 of purse money is on the line between the two nights of racing. On Saturday night the winged sprint cars will pay tribute to one of their own. On behalf of the race track and family we will dedicate the night to Stephen Allard.
First and foremost, please remember to send in your pre-entry form. If you did not receive one in the mail, we have posted a form on our website at http://www.silverdollarspeedway.com/. This form can be downloaded for printing, filled out, and sent to us in the mail. This form must me post marked on or before September 23rd to save the $100 registration fee for the event. Any entries postmarked after September 23rd or paid at the pit gate on day of race will be charged $100.
The race itself will feature two individual nights of racing. On Friday night the winged 360 main event winner will receive $3,000. On Saturday night the 40-lap sprint car winner will pick up $5,000. The Friday night dirt modified purse is $600 to win. On Saturday night we will host the Nor-Cal Modified Challenge that will boost the winning amount to $1,000.
Camping spots are available. Each camping spot is $30 per night.
Pit gate will open at 2PM both days. Front grandstand gate will open at 5PM each night. Friday night adult general admission is $16.00. Seniors and juniors are $13.00. Children are $6.00 and kids five and under are free. On Saturday night adult general admission is $22.00 while seniors and juniors are $16.00. Children are $6.00 and kids five and under are free.
Fresh off his Gold Cup win, Chico’s Jonathan Allard has to be considered the driver to beat on Saturday night’s sprint car main event. This season Allard picked off five main events at his home track bringing his career feature event wins total to 54. Allard continues to close in on Tim Kaeding for the second spot on the all-time list. Kaeding has amassed 56 career wins at Chico. As documented many times before, Brent Kaeding holds a staggering lead at Chico with 88 wins. Allard has won the Fall Nationals event only once. That win occurred in 2008. Tim Kaeding holds the lead with four Fall Nationals wins.
Sean Becker has won the Fall Nationals twice in his career. Becker now has 51 main event wins during his career at Chico to go along with four track driving titles, including the last three in a row. Becker also placed third at the Gold Cup and will be tough to beat in the Menne Motorsports #75. Defending Fall Nationals Champion Mason Moore has six career Silver Dollar wins and finished a close second to Becker in this year’s point battle.
Previous Fall Nationals champions expected to compete this year are Andy Forsberg (2006) and Brad Furr (2003). Rico Abreu is scheduled to appear. He has five career wins over the last two seasons at Chico. Last year he finished third in the 40-lap main event. Both Andy Gregg and Steven Tiner finished in the top five of last year’s main event. Both have strong chances to win their first Fall Nationals. Kyle Hirst will pilot the Finley Farms #77 both nights of the Fall Nationals. Hirst earned two wins at Chico this season, including the David Tarter Memorial in which he started 16th and thrilled the crowd with his charge to the front. Hirst has 15 career wins at Chico and will be another strong contender looking for his first Fall Nationals triumph.
Other successful Chico winners hopeful to add to their career stats are Roger Crockett and Greg DeCaires. Crocket has 19 wins and is tied for tenth all-time. DeCaires is fresh off his Placerville Speedway championship and has 17 career wins. DeCaires drives the Dale Miller #4SA car that serves as a tribute to Stephen Allard.
The wild card could be Matt Peterson. The determined young driver from Wilton shocked the Civil War Series on Wednesday night of Gold Cup by winning the 30-lap main event. It was his first career win in a sprint car and he did so on his hero’s home track, Stephen Allard.

 

LARSON MARKS RACING JOINS WORLD OF OUTLAWS STP SERIES FOR INDIANA AND OHIO SWING

ON THE ROAD AGAIN: Following a successful trip to the West Coast that saw Larson Marks Racing pick up its third win of their debut season, the team took a weekend off from competition to regroup. They'll rejoin the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series on Tuesday at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway before traveling to Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track and then to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

RUNNER-UP AT KOKOMO: In his June 2013 appearance at Kokomo Speedway, driver Shane Stewart finished second with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. Stewart started fourth and led several laps before falling to second and battling his now co-owner Kyle Larson to hold onto the runner-up spot.

ELDORA WINNER: Stewart and the GoPro No.2 team earned their first career win at the famed Eldora Speedway in their first career World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series start in May. Stewart also posted top-five finishes at Eldora during All-Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Speedweek and the Knight Before the Kings Royal.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by Larson and Justin Marks. Larson, a former winged sprint car driver, is now battling for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie of the year honors. Marks also competes in NASCAR and is a successful entrepreneur and owner of GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C.

CREW CHIEF: Veteran crew chief Steve Suchy oversees the No. 2 Larson Marks Racing team. Suchy, 39, has previously worked with notable drivers Larson, Cody Darrah, Stevie Smith and Greg Hodnett. A Pennsylvania native, Suchy relocated to North Carolina over the off-season to lead the formation of the new Larson Marks Racing team.

LARSON MARKS IN 2014: Larson Marks Racing will compete in approximately 50 races across the United States in 2014. Prominent races remaining on the team's schedule include the Williams Grove National Open and the World Finals. The team plans to compete full-time with the World of Outlaws in 2015.

NEXT RACE: Larson Marks Racing will next race with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Penn., for the Commonwealth Clash on Saturday, Sept. 20.

CONNECT WITH LMR: More information about Larson Marks Racing can be found on the team's website www.larsonmarksracing.com, on its twitter account @LarsonMarks and on its Facebook page www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing. Larson Marks Racing and GoPro team apparel can be found at www.shanestewart.com.

SEASON STATS:

STARTS: 39 WINS: 3

TOP-FIVES: 13 TOP-10s: 24

QUOTES:

Shane Stewart, Driver, No.2 GoPro Sprint Car: "We had a great run out on the West Coast and getting that third win of the season was huge for us. Overall, our consistency has improved and we're seeing more dash starts which means better starting positions for us. That's huge. This has been a building year for Larson Marks Racing and how we've grown and really come together as a team is showing.


 

STARS Midgets Begin Final Stretch on Saturday, September 20th
By: Rich Murray
Morris, Ill. (September 10, 2014)—The D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midgets return to action at Grundy County Speedway this Saturday night, September 20th for “70s and 80s Night.” The event comes after a two-week break since the last race in which Danville, Indiana’s Kyle Hamilton took his fourth victory of the STARS season.
This week’s race kicks off the final two-race stretch to close the season that has seen four different drivers in victory lane: Kyle Hamilton (4 wins), Austin Prock (4 wins), Nick Baran (1 win) and Travis Young (1 win). Hamilton, Prock, and Joliet, Illinois’ Jim Anderson are involved in a three-way tie at the top of the all-time STARS Midget wins list with eight, but the record could be broken soon as Hamilton and Prock have been the hottest drivers in STARS this season. Prock leads the STARS point standings with a 193-point advantage over Tyler Trainor, Ryan Probst, Nick Baran, and Billy Hulbert.
Fans are encouraged to wear their favorite 70s and 80s gear as STARS celebrates these two decades in one special night. To show love for the 1970s, fans can don their favorite Budgie jacket and pair of velvet bellbottoms. In honor of the 1980s, spectators may wear aviator shades, Members Only jackets, and neon green leggings if possible. Fans are advised to refrain from carrying a boom box on one, or both, of their shoulders. Along with the spectacular on-track action, STARS promises to entertain you with all your favorite hits from the artists of yesteryear such as Eric Carmen, Kansas, Winger, Bon Jovi, and many others throughout the night.
The night features thrilling action from the STARS National Midgets along with the return of the Illini Racing Series Midgets, STARS Classic Modifieds, INEX Legends, and the CSR Super Cups. Adult tickets are just $12. Kids age 5-12 get in for $2. Children age 4 and under are free! Pit gates open at 2 p.m. Grandstands open up at 5 p.m. Racing starts at 6:30 p.m. Grundy County Speedway is located one mile north of I-80 on Route 47 in Morris, Illinois.
CURRENT 2014 STARS NATIONAL MIDGET POINT STANDINGS:
1. 41-Austin Prock (1227), 2. 25-Tyler Trainor (1034), 3. 99p-Ryan Probst (1015), 4. 87-Nick Baran (912), 5. 88-Billy Hulbert (910), 6. 33h-Kyle Hamilton (764), 7. 11-Tyler Baran (737), 8. 99-Kyle O'Gara (606), 9. 32w-Nick Wagner (555), 10. 32-Nick Hamilton (526)

 

Matt Peterson Rebounds From Early Race Tangle To Earn Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA- One week after winning his first race, and following it up with a second place run, Matt Peterson was a little disappointed with his performance personally, but it was a great one, as he rallied back to an eighth place finish after being involved in a first lap pile-up.

“After the week we had, I thought it was disappointing to finish eighth, but to come from the back and finish eighth at Placerville is a pretty cool feeling,” Peterson said.

Peterson opened his night up by timing his V&H Fresh/Miller Lite/Inventory Sales backed No. p37 entry second fastest against the 27 cars that were checked into the pit area.

Heat race action saw the Wilton, CA driver work from his fourth starting spot, to finish in the second position earning himself a transfer into the feature event, and making himself eligible for the Top-8 redraw.

As fate would have it, Peterson would find himself with the vaunted eight pill, putting him in the fourth row for the feature event. When the action went green a wreck in turn one collected Peterson, and he was forced to give up his starting position, and tag the rear of the field.

Restarting in the 20th spot, Peterson was very patient on the Placerville Speedway as he carved his way forward, through traffic during a very long green flag run.

Working into the Top-10 late in the race, Peterson was able to get back to the eighth spot, when the checkered flag flew for the last time during weekly competition at the Placerville Speedway.

“Placerville just messes with me it seems,” Peterson said. “It is always something there, but it was nice to show some speed during the feature and move forward. Lee and the boys worked hard, and we are looking forward to getting back up there this weekend.”

Matt and his team would like to thank V&H Fresh, Miller Lite, Inventory Sales Company, Bear Trucking, Future Energy Savers, Transportation Services, The Oil Medics, Shell Shock, and MTFX Graphics for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Peterson and his team will now return to action on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster.

 

 

Cox Puts On Charge In Placerville, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Justyn Cox did not have a great start to his night in Placerville, CA on Saturday night, but he finished very well, as he charged his way from his 15th starting spot to garner a fifth place finish.

“We struggled to get the car right in time trials, and our heat race, but my guys worked hard, and we had a really strong car in the feature,” Justyn Cox said.

With 27 cars checked into the pit area, the Clarksburg, CA pilot, timed his Capitol Casino/Jimmy Vasser Chevrolet/JRI Shocks No. 31c entry in 17th quickest.

“For some reason the Placerville Speedway has been tough for me to figure out in time trials,” Cox added.

Lining up sixth in his heat race, Cox fought an ill handling race car that made things tough on him, but was able to finish in the fifth spot, and earn the transfer into the feature event, though he would line up in the eighth row.

After the initial start caused a pile up in the first couple of rows, Cox got off to a great start when the race went green, as he quickly took a liking to the bottom of the speedway.

Cox was able to exit the corner with a head of steam, and seemed to pick up positions left and right as he raced his way to the front of the field.

Getting into the fifth spot, Cox battled with Andy Forsberg for the fourth spot in the closing laps, and actually made a pass on the 22nd lap, but the caution flag flew, negating his pass, putting him back in the fifth spot for the restart.

Giving Forsberg everything he could in the closing laps, Cox was unable to take the spot, as he crossed the stripe with a very strong fifth place finish.

“It was an extremely fun feature event, a huge improvement from our last race at Placerville,” Cox added. “I couldn’t have done it all without Rodney Tiner, Jr, and the Konnected boys, Tommy Hall and Dan. I have to thank them a ton.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Capitol Casino, Jimmy Vasser Chevrolet, JRI Shocks, JRD Endeavors, NAAKE, LRB, Tim’s Hot Rods, Justice Brothers, Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, Worton Designs, Manzer Motorsports, MTFX Graphics, Konnected, and College Cyclery for their support during the 2014 season.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-19, Wins-0, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-8

ON TAP: Cox will be back in action this coming Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster.

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Stars and Cars of the Civil War Series Set To Take Over Placerville Speedway

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Aptos, CA)- With just two races left on the 2014 schedule, the stars and cars of the California Sprint Car Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster will invade the Placerville Speedway for their third and final visit of the season on Saturday night.

During the most recent Civil War event at the famed ¼ mile speedway, newly crowned Placerville Speedway Champion, Greg DeCaires triumphed during the Mark Forni Classic, as he pocked the $5000 that came with the win. After last week’s season finale at the speedway, DeCaires and his team clinched the track championship, and will now look to defend their home turf as the region’s toughest competitors take over on Saturday night.

In the most recent Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster event, which was held at the Silver Dollar Speedway, a red hot Matt Peterson made a late race pass on Mason Moore to pick up his first career Civil War Series win, and it was also his first career sprint car win.

For nearly the entire season, Fremont, CA wheelman, Shane Golobic, has led the Civil War Point Standings, and he will look to add on to his very consistent campaign, and add to his lead, and he looks to capture his first career series championship. In the two previous appearances at the speedway, Golobic has finished in the bridesmaid position, and will surely be in contention for the Saturday night win.

2013 series champion, Sean Becker, sits in the second spot, and is looking for a monster night on the notorious red clay, as he sits 93 markers behind Golobic. In what has been an up and down season for Becker and his Main Motorsports team, ‘The Shark’ is more than capable of finding victory lane in Placerville, CA as he has a KWS win at the speedway this season, and his hungry for his first Civil War win of 2014.

For the second Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster race-in-a-row, Justin Sanders enters the event fresh off of a win. Picking up his fifth win at the Placerville Speedway last Saturday night, Sanders comes into Saturday night’s event sitting third in the series standings, just 15 markers behind second place, Sean Becker, and 108 behind Shane Golobic.

Andy Forsberg has had what many would call an ‘off’ year, and as he sits fourth in the standings, will set his sights on becoming the series’ first repeat winner of 2014. After dominating the May 31st race at the speedway, Forsberg looked well on his way to capturing his second series win on August 9th, also at Placerville, until contact in lapped traffic ended his night. After leading early during the Chico stop, Mr. Excitement will be a contender to take home the hardware on Saturday night.

The series’ most recent winner, Matt Peterson rounds out the top five heading into the 10th round of 2014. Peterson has had great runs with the Civil War Series as of late, as he picked up a third place finish in Petaluma, CA back in July, was running third with three laps to go at the Johnny Key Classic until a flat tire derailed him, and picked up a very impressive win in Chico, CA two weeks ago. Though he admits that Placerville seems to have his number, Peterson is very eager to make a return trip to victory lane.

The 2014 California Sprint Car Civil War Series presented By Flowmaster has been a very competitive series in 2014. Through nine events, the series has seen nine different winner, and Saturday night’s event is shaping up to be another star studded field. Mixing the always exciting Placerville Speedway with the stars and cars of the Civil War Series is always a must see.

With tickets starting at $17 for adults and $12 for juniors, the front gates will open at 5pm with qualifying scheduled to start around 6:30pm. With a very large crowd expected, we encourage spectators to show up early.

Aside from the drivers mentioned above, we are expecting drivers like Herman Klein, Koen Shaw, Mason Moore, Justyn Cox, Carl Droivold, Jimmy Trulli, Andy Gregg, Clayton Snow, Kyle Hirst, Colby Copeland, and many more to be in action.

The Civil War Sprint Car Series would like to thank Flowmaster, BR Motorsports, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Brodix, ButlerBuilt, CRV Carbon Solutions, Design 500, Dirt Solution, Taco Bravo, Hansen Machine, Frankland Racing Supply, Fuel Safe, Hoosier, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Kaeding Performance, King Racing Products, KSE Power Steering Products, Pit Stop USA, MPD, All Pro, RCM Design, Rod End Supply, Racing Optics, SRP, VSR, and Weld Racing for their support.

ON TAP: The action packed Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster will be back in action for stop No. 10 of the season on Saturday, September 20th,

WINNERS: Winners in the 2014 California Sprint Car Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster… Andy Gregg- 1 (Marysville Raceway Park on March 15th), DJ Netto-1 (Marysville Raceway Park on May 24th), Shane Golobic-1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on May 25th), Andy Forsberg- 1 (Placerville Speedway on May 31st), Mason Moore (Petaluma Speedway on July 5th), Brad Furr (Ocean Speedway on July 11th), Greg DeCaires (Placerville Speedway on August 9th), Rico Abreu (Ocean Speedway on August 23rd), Matt Peterson (Silver Dollar Speedway on September 3rd)

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster, and find complete results and point standings by clicking over to www.racepmg.com, ‘Liking’ www.facebook.com/civilwarsprints, or following us on twitter at www.twitter.com/civilwarsprints.

CIVIL WAR SERIES PRESENTED BY FLOWMASTER- Founded in 1991 as the North-South Series, the Civil War Sprint Car Series was born in 1993 giving 360 Sprint Cars in California a sanctioning body. What started as just a handful of races at three different tracks has evolved into quite the series. In 2014, the Civil War Sprint Car Series will host 14 events at 8 different tracks around California.

 

 

Brad Loyet – Charges in Dallas!

(Bill W) September 15, 2014 – Charges last weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway saw Brad Loyet and the Vacuworx Global/Miller Truck Lines #o5 pass a total of twenty cars over the weekend. The Sunset Hills, Missouri driver takes the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series points’ lead to the I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska this weekend for the Fall Brawl.

Things started in the back of Friday’s heat in Texas. “One of my crew guys drew a solid 70,” says Brad. “We started at the back, and it was another incidence where the track was hard to pass. We went from eighth to sixth and it wasn’t enough.”

Brad would drive into the third and final transfer to the feature through the B. “It was kind of wide open around the track,” he says. “It was just tough to go anywhere. We were lucky not to need a provisional.”

Starting 22nd, he would charge to eighth in the main event. “We had a really, really good racecar in the feature,” says Brad. “I just started going where people weren’t. We escaped any problems and we were able to make it up to eighth. My goal was to get to tenth. Points work a little better in your favor at that point. You want to get to a certain area, and we were able to do that.”

The second night’s draw had a better look to it. “We had Bryan Hulbert’s girlfriend draw for us,” says Brad. “I figured with Bryan doing the draw, she couldn’t do that badly for us. That was our strategy. We were actually in a pretty tough heat. On the start, the inside row was trying to slide the outside and we were able to crossover and get to second (from fourth). With them only taking four cars for the redraw on the second night, and we missed it by one spot.”

That put Brad inside row five for the finale. “It was supposed to be a forty lap race and the officials told us they weren’t going to cut it,” he says. “We made a tire choice, and right before the feature, they came and told everyone it was going to be thirty laps. We not only changed a tire, but we were one of two or three teams that prepared for forty laps with a big fuel tank. That kind of upset us.”

Nonetheless, Brad would persevere and drive from 9th to a third place finish. “The top was a long ways around,” he says. “I may have only ran two laps up there the whole race. We kept trying to make the bottom work. As the race went on, it started to get more grip down there and I noticed it was taking rubber. We were able to get up to third and then the yellow came out. I don’t want to say shoulda, coulda, woulda, but I think without the yellow, we would have had a good run at them.”

The team left the Metroplex with an 83 point lead over Sam Hafertepe Jr. in the standings. “Overall, it was another successful weekend,” says Brad. “Most would be happy with the way it ended up, but at this point of the season, we’re trying to knock down some wins.”

Running for a championship is hard enough without other competitors’ foolishness. Unfortunately, that was the case at TMS. “One of the Print Place sponsored cars was a lapped car,” says Brad. “During the race, after I lapped him, he ran into the back of me. He flipped me off and pulled off the racetrack. Last year, I was informed by someone in the know that the Print Place guys had a bounty to take me out.”

Brad wants that fact publicly known. “We’re racing for a championship with ASCS, and we can’t afford to get taken out because this team is just doing ‘whatever’ on the racetrack, acting like this is demo derby instead of sprint car racing,” he says. “We’ve got another weekend down in Dallas, and I want it to be public knowledge that there is a bounty out for us for anyone sponsored by Print Place Motorsports to take us out. That way, if they try to pull something when we go back to Devil’s Bowl, everyone will know why.”

Brad’s Weekly Releases

If you’d like to be added to Brad’s e-mail list for weekly releases, e-mail sprntcar@hotmail.com with “Loyet” in the Subject Line.

Brad and the Loyet Motorsports team would like to thank primary sponsors: Vacuworx Global, Miller Truck Lines, and Loyet Landscape Maintenance. Associate sponsors: Maxim Race Cars, J and D Performance Racing Engines, Butlerbuilt Professional Seat Systems, Meramec Heights Collision Center, KSE Racing, Weld Wheels, Penske Shocks, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Hepfner Racing Products, DMI, Saldana Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Bell Helmets, TI 64, Conroy Control, The Engine Heater, Ealey Transportation, and Speedway Motors.

Attached: Brad at Texas Motor Speedway (Pole Position Photo)

 

 

TOBY BELLBOWEN LAUNCHES NEW FACEBOOK PAGE

Toby Bellbowen has officially launched his 2014/15 season with the announcement of a new Facebook page for race fans to keep updated right through the summer.

The new Facebook page will enable fans to track nightly results, photos and competitions. The link to the Facebook page is www.facebook.com/tobybellbowen70 and fans are urged to head over and ‘LIKE’ the page to keep up-to-date.

“Facebook is such a big part of everyday life these days and we want to make sure we give the fans a means to track our progress at the race track and through the week.

“All race night information will be available and we will be launching a competition in the next week or so, so we hope everyone gets on board.

“We launched the page on Monday and already we have nearly 300 likes, so it’s great to see.”

In addition to the Facebook age, all posts link to Toby’s Twitter account - @TobyBellbowen along with Toby’s Instagram account - @tbb70. Race fans will certainly not miss a thing this season.

There will also be an opportunity to see Toby have a shakedown run, prior to the season commencing, this Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway for a pre-season practice night. Details of times will be made available later this week.

So make sure you ‘LIKE’ www.facebook.com/tobybellbowen70 because this will be THE place to be over the summer speedway season.

There will also be a website launch in the coming weeks so make sure you stay tuned for that!

Toby’s October schedule is as follows:

Saturday, October 4 – Valvoline Raceway Track Championship Saturday, October 11 – Valvoline Raceway Track Championship Saturday, October 25 – Valvoline Raceway Track Championship

Toby would like to thank the following sponsors for their support during the 2014/2015 racing season:

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

 

 

Gravel Lands on Deer Creek Podium

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back in the Midwest following a week on the West Coast, David Gravel continued to show serious speed that resulted in a second place finish on Saturday night at the Deer Creek Speedway.

“It was a really strong weekend for our Roth Motorsports team,” Gravel said. “We made the dash both nights, and I really wish we could have worked our way to a top five at Clay County, but we are happy with a New Track Record and a second at Deer Creek.”

With 33 cars on hand for the Saturday night show at the Deer Creek Speedway, David Gravel was lightening fast in time trials, as he set the standard and also set a track record in doing so aboard his Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle entry.

Lining up fourth in his heat race, Gravel would earn a third place finish before finishing second in the dash, putting himself on the front row for the feature event.

Leading to field to green alongside Paul McMahan, Gravel would slip into the second spot as McMahan slid up in front of him, but the duo would drag race down the back stretch as Gravel pulled his wheels up off the ground slightly, giving McMahan the early lead.

Continuing to chase after McMahan, Gravel played cat and mouse with the veteran driver on a pair of restarts, but was unable to do anything with him, and wound up crossing the stripe with a second place finish.

“We had a great starting spot being on the outside, but Paul (McMahan) got a great jump and got up to the cushion in one and two, and took the top spot,” he said. “I tried to play a little cat and mouse with him on a couple of restarts, but he just got the better of us. Huge thanks to my team for continuing to give me a great car.”

Friday night, the ‘greatest show on dirt’ invaded the Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, IA, and Gravel started his night off by timing in 15th fastest, giving him a front row starting spot in his heat race, which he was able to win.

Finishing seventh in his heat race, Gravel would line up for the feature event in the fourth row, and would spend much of the race battling with the likes of Tim Kaeding, and Paul McMahan inside the Top-10.

On a track that was extremely fast, Gravel would hang on to finish in the eighth spot, to give his team a pair of Top-10 finishes.

“We put ourselves in a good spot on Friday night, and really saved ourselves after timing in 15th fastest,” he explained. “The way the track was, it was huge to get into the dash to give ourselves a chance.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2014.

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-79, Wins-3, Top 5’s-22, Top 10’s-50.

ON TAP: Gravel and his Roth Motorsports team will now be in action on Tuesday in Kokomo, IN, Wednesday in Terre Haute, IN, Friday in Rossburg, OH, at the Eldora Speedway and on Saturday in Sarver, PA at the Lernerville Raceway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their new website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, and by following David on Twitter @davidgravel89g.

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Mechanical Woes Knock Madsen Out of Strong Run at Deer Creek

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking on the World of Outlaws over the weekend an Spencer, IA and Spring Valley, MN, Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team had a very strong night going on Saturday night until a mechanical failure sidelined them while running in the seventh spot.

“We didn’t have the greatest night on Friday night, and Saturday night we were really fast, but had some bad luck,” Ian Madsen said. “Not really the weekend we were looking for.”

Saturday night at the Deer Creek Speedway, Madsen opened the night up by timing his KCP Racing/Nehring Construction/Kline Electric entry in 16th fastest, putting his No. 18 machine on the front row of his heat race, which he went on to win.

Earning a spot in the dash by way of his heat win, Madsen would roll off in the fourth row for the sixth lap affair, and would bring the Logan Contractors Supply/Royal Flooring/Greenland Homes of IA entry home with a seventh place finish, putting him in the fourth row of the 35-lap main event.

The opening lap of the race was rough for Madsen, who slipped back to the 11th spot, before the caution waived, putting the field back in double file formation. When the race went back to green, Madsen used the top to his advantage as he raced by Logan Schuchart and Brian Brown to work back into the Top-10.

Chasing after Donny Schatz and Terry McCarl, Madsen would reel the duo in, and get by McCarl working into the eighth spot as the laps clicked down.

Battling with Schatz, the red flag would fly with 16 laps to go, and Madsen sitting in the eighth spot. Getting into seventh following a caution, Madsen would still give Schatz he could handle, until the caution flew with just three laps to go. Under the caution, Madsen noticed something wrong under the hood of his machine, and was forced to pull into the pit area, and his night was over.

“It was unfortunate we had issues,” Madsen said. “We had a good car, and were running hard with the leaders, but these things happen.”

Friday night at the Clay County Speedway in Spencer, IA, Madsen timed his entry in 19th fastest, before finishing fifth in his heat race. Lining up 18th in the feature event, Madsen would do what he could in the locked down speedway as he got up as high as the 16th spot during the race. When the high-speed action came to a close, Madsen finished in the 17th spot.

“We just struggled on Friday night,” he said. “Overall, I have to thank my team for sticking by me and working hard. We are all looking forward to a big week of racing that is coming up.”

Ian and his KCP acing team would like to thank Nehring Construction, Team Kline Electric, Logan Contractors Supply, Royal Flooring, Greenland Homes of Iowa, Quality Traffic Control, Factory Kahne, Rider Racing Engines, JRS Excavating, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, The Stone Shop, Aspen Air Inc. Heating and Cooling, Gator Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Kent Performance, Revolution Race Gear, Lucas Oil, Wings Unlimited, and Kustom Concrete Pumping for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-77, Wins-10, Top-5’s- 33, Top 10’s-45

ON TAP: The KCP Racing team will be in action on Tuesday night at the Kokomo Raceway, Wednesday night in Terre Haute, and Friday and Saturday at I 80 Speedway for the Fall Brawl.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the teams website at www.kcpracing.com.

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Madsen Garners Two More World of Outlaw Podium Finishes

PETERSEN MEDIA- Kerry Madsen and his American Racing/Keneric Racing team made the trek back to the upper Midwest after a week on the West Coast, and the ‘Mad Man’ stayed hot as he picked up two podium finishes during a frigid two nights of racing.

“It was an awesome weekend for our entire organization,” Madsen said. “It’s great to get on the podium with these guys, and to do it on back to back nights, is fantastic.”

Friday night, the series was in action at the Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, IA, where Madsen kicked the night off by timing in fifth fastest amongst the 32 cars in attendance.

Finishing third in his heat race, the ‘Mad Man’ would start and finish third in the dash, putting his machine in the second row of the feature event.

When the race went green, Madsen made a swift move around Kraig Kinser to take the second spot, as he chased after Brad Sweet, as the leaders found traffic early. While in traffic, Madsen got bottled up behind a slower car, and Kinser was able to return the favor on him, putting him back in the third spot.

When Sweet slipped up late in the race, Madsen was able to take advantage as he moved into the second spot, as he also took a shot at Kraig Kinser, but it did not work out, and he soon felt pressure from Joey Saldana for the second spot.

As the duo fought hard in the waning laps of the feature event, Saldana was able to by him to take the second spot, but Madsen held strong as he came home with a third place finish.

“I thought I would have a shot at Kraig (Kinser) in lapped traffic, but it didn’t’ work out,” Madsen explained. “Kraig did a great job, and earned that win.”

Saturday night at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, MN, Madsen got off to another strong start as he timed his mount in sixth fastest, before finishing fourth in his heat race.

Lining up 10th in the feature event, Madsen showed his strength on the cushion as he maneuvered his way through the field, as he chased after the lead pack of cars, taking advantage of a few timely double file restarts.

Working his way up into the third spot with just three laps to go, Madsen had one final shot at making something happen, and he gave David Gravel and Paul McMahan everything he had, and when the checkered flew, Madsen crossed the stripe with a third place finish.

“Tyler Swank and the boys gave me another awesome car, and I am pretty pumped to come from 10th to third,” he said. “I have to thank the Gavranich family, Dan Ricehouse, and everyone at American Racing Wheels, and all of our great partners for helping us what has been an awesome season so far.”

2014 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-84, Wins-9, Top-5’s-43, Top 10’s-65

ON TAP: Madsen and his Keneric Racing team will be in action on Tuesday night at the Kokomo Raceway, Wednesday night at the Terre Haute Action Track, Friday night at the Eldora Raceway, and on Saturday night at the Lernerville Speedway.

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

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Web- www.americanracing.com

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Facebook- www.facebook.com/KenericRacing

Twitter- @KenericRacing

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Twitter- @KMR29

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Strong Run Battling on Home Soil at Deer Creek

Having raced at Deer Creek Speedway in Minnesota each year since 2009, it was that time of year again on Saturday as Craig Dollansky welcomed the World of Outlaws to his home state for their final visit of the season. Picking up the ‘Clash at the Creek’ victory two seasons ago and contending for the win last year, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ was eager to get on the gas again at the 3/8-mile speedplant.

After getting a feel for the racing surface in hotlaps, the Big Game Treestands #7 team was the first car out to qualify and posted a lap of 11.697 seconds which resulted in 11th fastest. Starting second in heat three, Dollansky capitalized on the outside pole position as he powered into the lead at the green flag and never looked back in the 8-lap event scoring the win. Unaffected by the zero pill dash inversion, the Elk River, Minnesota native started seventh and finished sixth in the dash.

In the 35-lap A-Main the Aggressive Hydraulics backed sprinter lined up outside row three. Following a yellow with one lap complete, Dollansky lined up inside for the double-file restart and cut down low out of turn four on the restart to claim fourth down the fronstretch and then stalk the #71M of Joey Saldana around the halfway point for third. Another great restart low out of turn four on lap 19 would see ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ rocket from fourth to second down the frontstretch throwing a slider on David Gravel and Saldana to briefly hold the runner-up position. Unable to get the grip needed out of turn two, Dollansky would surrender the two positions to Gravel and Saldana. As the top-five raced nose-to-tail before a caution on lap 32, the Eyecon Trail Cameras Maxim battled Kerry Madsen for a spot on the podium and finished a strong 4th.

“All in all we had a solid weekend and I felt like we had a competitive car at both events,” stated Dollansky. “We didn’t get a win like we would have liked, but we are getting closer and the wins will come we just have to keep working hard. We still have work to do as we continue getting this team streamlined and organized but Guy, Pete, and Tony are working hard and doing a great job. Each week we get more organized which will allow us to race more and continue to get stronger.”

This coming weekend will see the Big Game Treestands #7 team of Guy Forbrook, Pete Stephens, and Tony Barkman travel East with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series for competition at Eldora Speedway on Friday and Lernerville Speedway the following night.

 

 

Scelzi Scores First Podium Finish of Season to Conclude Wild Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - VENTURA, Calif. (Sept. 15, 2014) - Dominic Scelzi wrapped up last weekend with his best finish of the season.

Scelzi, who was competing with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series, scored his first podium result of the year at Ventura Raceway on Saturday to cap a roller-coaster weekend.

"It had a lot of ups and downs," he said. "It's really great to get a good finish and it boosts my confidence, but it's disappointing to have what seems like no luck at all. We have a lot of speed and now we're competing for wins. It's disappointing we haven't had stuff go right and things fall our way."

The up-and-down weekend kicked off last Friday at Santa Maria Speedway in Santa Maria, Calif., where Scelzi qualified 11th quickest to start on the pole of a heat race.

"In the heat race the bottom was really greasy and the track was extremely rough," he said. "It wasn't very good racing conditions. It was really hard to stay on all four wheels. We lost the start and stayed in second. The top was getting a little bit better of a start."

Scelzi's second-place finish locked him into the main event, which he started on the outside of the sixth row.

"The track was really rough and hooked up," he said. "On a restart I was on the outside of Evan Suggs and he slid up to the cushion. As soon as he did I lost the air on my nose, got tight on the cushion and hit the wall."

Scelzi, who was running eighth approximately a dozen laps into the feature, broke the front end and Jacob's Ladder on his car. He was unable to restart the race and was credited with a 21st-place result.

Saturday didn't start off much better at Ventura Raceway, where Scelzi battled steering issues from the start of the night. The team didn't have time to change the steering box prior to qualifying. However, Scelzi was able to qualify third quickest. That lined him up fourth in a heat race.

"I was racing with the two leaders with about three laps to go," he said. "Jason Statler blew up right in front of me. My right rear tire caught his left rear and we went for a ride."

Scelzi flipped while battling for the lead and his team was forced to change the wings, Jacob's Ladder, front end, three wheels and various other parts to get him prepared for the main event, which he started ninth.

"It was quite a bit of damage," he said. "We thrashed to get it ready."

The team also used its third different steering box in the feature. However, another problem appeared.

"In the main event we had a wing slider issue," he said. "When I'd turn right the wing valve would push the wing back and I'd lose power steering. I was having to race with one hand. That went on until a red flag on Lap 17 or 18. I disconnected the lines to the wing so my wing would stay in one place."

Scelzi was on a mission following the restart.

"After that red flag and I was able to race with two hands I could drive extremely hard," he said. "I felt like we could have won the race if we had a yellow or if it was a 40-lap race."

Scelzi powered to a third-place finish, which marked his fifth top five of the season.

He is scheduled to take the next two weekends off before a 360ci event at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on Oct. 4.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 12 - Santa Maria Speedway in Santa Maria, Calif. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 21 (12).

Sept. 13 - Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: DNF (4); Feature: 3 (9).

SEASON STATS -

33 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 10 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 4 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the Harry Talbot Classic Memorial

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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"I can't thank everyone at ARP, especially Chris Raschke, enough for the support this year," Scelzi said. "I met Chris at the PRI show and he instantly was on board with helping us this season. We are glad to have such great people behind us as friends and sponsors."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fowler Packing, Fuel Delivery Services Inc., Carlucci Transport, AXA Equitable Insurance with Bob & Gina Estrada, Panella Trucking, Roth Motorsports, Red Rose Transportation, Scelzi Enterprises, FK Rod Ends, Kaeding Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Sweet Manufacturing, Weld Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Blast Tech, Tim Jones, G&J Truck Sales, Red Line Oil, K&N Filters, Schoenfeld Headers, Sparco and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

 

 

Rilat Garners Hard Charger Award at Port-A-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (Sept. 15, 2014) - Travis Rilat powered to the Hard Charger Award last Saturday during the Port-A-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship at Texas Motor Speedway.

Rilat rallied from 18th to an eighth-place result at the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event, where he earned his 14th top 10 of the season.

"It wasn't the weekend we wanted," he said. "The second night was better, but it still wasn't great."

Rilat kicked off the weekend on Friday by drawing a high pill, which lined him up seventh in a heat race. He advanced a couple of positions to finish fifth. That relegated him to a B Main, which he finished fourth in to miss a transfer by only one spot.

"We should have been on our game a little better," he said.

Saturday started on a better note with Rilat finishing where he started - third - in a heat race.

"The polesitter didn't take off on the start," he said. "ASCS wasn't monitoring the starts well. They were letting crazy starts go all weekend. I think on the first lap I fell back to fifth and was able to get a couple of them back."

Rilat then won a B Main to earn a transfer into the main event, which he started on the outside of the ninth row.

"I gained a couple of spots off the bat," he said. "I was able to get around the bottom where we needed. The track took rubber in the feature on the bottom. I think it had a little rubber in the B Mains. They ran a modified feature and then they misted the track with water. It took a few laps to blow that water off."

Rilat picked up 10 positions to place eighth.

He will return to action on Sept. 27 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, for the ASCS Gulf South Region season finale.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 12 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 5 (7); B Main: 4 (2).

Sept. 13 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 3 (3); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 8 (18).

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 3 wins, 8 top fives, 14 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 22 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 27 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

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"It's kind of funny how I met (Shark owner) Marc Huson when I went up there to Washington for an ASCS National Tour race and Triple X Race Co. was next door," Rilat said. "I was wandering around talking on my cell phone and saw a sprint car next door. I walked over, looked around and introduced myself.

"He's been a great friend. He was instrumental with a support group for me and my family when I was in the hospital up there. He and his wife helped us out in a hard time. As far as his engine skills go, he's one of the best in the country. There's only a handful of great engine builders across the country and I consider him one of the best."

Rilat would also like to thank Triple X Race Co., Shop The BOSS, Weld Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP Wings, Goodrich, Penske Racing Shocks, All Star Auto Reconditioning and everyone who has partnered with his No. 29 Triple X.

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Hagar Puts Together Solid Debut for Destiny Motorsports at Fremont Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - FREMONT, Ohio (Sept. 15, 2014) - Derek Hagar had a solid debut for Destiny Motorsports last weekend at Fremont Speedway.

"The weekend was pretty good considering being in a new car and facing good drivers at Fremont," he said.

Hagar kicked off the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions doubleheader on Friday by qualifying 18th quickest. He then finished where he started - second - in a heat race to lock himself into the main event.

"I took the lead on the first start (of the heat race) and I think somebody spun out so they called it back," he said. "On the second start I jumped to the lead going into turn one and Caleb Griffith drove by me coming out of turn two. I ran second the rest of the race."

That lined Hagar up on the inside of the ninth row for the main event.

"It was stacking up around the bottom on the restarts," he said. "I'd roll around through the middle and outside of them. I kept doing that every restart. We worked our way up to 12th. It wasn't a bad night."

Hagar rallied for a 12th-place finish.

A high pill draw plagued the team on Saturday.

"We just needed a little more luck on Saturday," Hagar said. "We drew a bad pill and went out late in qualifying. The track blew off a bit and lost a couple of tenths. We missed the heat race inversion. With a stout field like that it's hard to get yourself out of a hole."

Hagar lined up seventh in his heat race after qualifying 28th quickest. He picked up a position to finish sixth in his heat, which was only one spot out of locking into the main event. That relegated him to the B Main.

"We got a little push in turn three on the start," he said. "The car got a little snug and started pushing the front tires. I got passed by probably five cars and worked my way up to ninth."

Hagar ended ninth in the consolation race, which was a handful of positions out of a transfer.

He is scheduled to continue in the Destiny Motorsports ride this week as the team tackles four races in five days.

The competition begins with three straight World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series events - Tuesday at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., Wednesday at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., and Friday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - before wrapping up on Saturday at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex in Peebles, Ohio, with the All Stars.

"This is very high-caliber team," Hagar said. "I want to thank Destiny Motorsports, Scott Benic and the crew for the opportunity. It feels really good to be sitting in the seat of this car."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 12 - Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 12 (17).

Sept. 13 - Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio - Qualifying: 27; Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: 9 (10).

SEASON STATS -

34 races, 14 wins, 18 top fives, 22 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., Wednesday at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., and Friday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series; and Saturday at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex in Peebles, Ohio, with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

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"FSR Radiators make the best radiators to keep your motor as cool as it possibly can be," Hagar said. "I'd definitely recommend them to any racer."

Hagar would also like to thank R.E. Enterprises, Xtreme Race Graphics, J&J Auto Racing, Dynotech Performance, Xtreme Race Graphics, Fragola Performance Systems, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Powers to Pair of Top Fives During Championship Night at Skagit

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (Sept. 15, 2014) - Trey Starks earned a pair of top fives last Saturday during championship night at Skagit Speedway.

Starks drove for Doug Rutz in both the 360ci and sportsman classes, which marked his first-ever race in that division.

"Being in a new car it was a little different, but I adapted fairly quickly," he said. "I went quick time in both of them."

Starks set quick time in both classes. Since it was championship night, the top eight drivers in points for each class were involved in a scramble to line up the first four rows of the features. Qualifying results determined the rest of the lineups.

"It was kind of tough going out there for the features because you didn't get to race any racing laps," Starks said. "The only time we got to race with other cars was in hot laps."

Starks lined up on the outside of the fourth row in both features since a car dropped out from each of the scrambles.

"The 360 main was the first one on the track," he said. "It took us a couple of laps to get going. We picked them off one by one. Skagit is always a tough track to race on. We passed as many cars as we could. The top four were all within a half a straightaway coming to the finish line. There was no move to be made on a track like that."

Starks finished with a fourth-place result.

He capped the night with the sportsman main event.

"On the first lap we went from eighth to third and a red came out," he said. "On the restart we were passing for third going into turn three and I got into the infield a little bit. It was still a little wet. I did a half spin and lost six or seven spots. From the rest of the race it was fighting to battle from there. It was a bummer. I think we definitely could have won it if I didn't make that mistake."

Starks ended with a fifth-place finish, which marked his 10th top five of the season.

He will drive for Rutz this Friday and Saturday at Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash., for the ASCS Northwest Region season finale.

"We've run really well there," Starks said. "The last time we raced there we ran second and third. We're still looking for a win there. It'd mean a lot to me to win in Yakima since we don't run there very often."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 13 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. (360 sprint) - Qualifying: 1; Feature: 4 (8).

Sept. 13 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. (Sportsman sprint) - Qualifying: 1; Feature: 5 (8).

SEASON STATS -

58 races, 1 win, 10 top fives, 22 top 10s, 34 top 15s, 38 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash., with the ASCS Northwest Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

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"Blue Dot Fabrications is another business that has been around my family my entire life," Starks said. "My uncle, Dean, has always been around ready to fix anything that gets dinged up at the track."

Starks would also like to thank Southstar Equipment, Starks Timber Processing, SpeedMart, King Racing Products, Masco Petroleum, RCC Powder Coating and Emory Transmission for their continued support.

 

 

“Turpen Remains Consistent At Tennessee National!”

September 15, 2014 – Cordova, TN – Morgan and her KTB Motorsport, Don Berry Construction, Engler Machine & Tool #10m has been on a roll in recent weeks, claiming the runner up position Saturday at the USCS “Tennessee Fall Nationals”, her twenty first Top-5 of the season.

The action kicked off with Morgan picking up the win in the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, She would then continue her winning ways by cruising to victory in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat.

The 30-lap Feature was slowed by four cautions, with the first on lap three for a spin by the 17M of Tony Wilson. The second yellow came out on lap 14 when Justin Webb was battling eventual winner Anthony Nicholson for the lead when Jeff Willingham spun, collecting Webb. The third caution was displayed on lap 20 when Zach Roach spun on the backstretch. The final caution came out after leader Tim Crawley slowed with a flat tire in Turn Three.

The final restart allowed Morgan to slip past Terry Gray for the runner up position, coming up just shy of a clean sweep of the night’s events.

Next up for the USCS is the rescheduled Senoia Summer Nationals at New Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia, this coming weekend!

 

 

SALDANA HEADING TO KOKOMO AND TERRE HAUTE WITH EXTRA INCENTIVE

KOKOMO, Ind. (Sept. 15, 2014) – Joey Saldana will be racing close to home this week with extra incentive. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 16, the World of Outlaws will compete at Kokomo Speedway, a rescheduled event from a rain out in June. On Wednesday the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M team will be at the Terre Haute Action Track. Saldana has logged victories at both facilities.

“The Kokomo race is presented by High Performance Lubricants. We use their synthetic gear lubricant. If we could get a win for them at a race they are sponsoring that would be icing on the cake,” said Saldana who was a 2007 winner at this track.

“High Performance Lubricants has a state-of-the-art facility in Manteno, Ill., near Chicago,” said team owner Dan Motter. “They are a smaller, focused and very responsive company. David Ward, who owns the company, has a love for racing so he enjoys developing his product line. We are a huge fan of his high performance lubricants.

“Davey Whitworth (crew chief) has been to their facility and has done research and he says there isn’t a better product out there for the stress that these race car parts are under. They don’t make light duty products.”

Wednesday is a big day in the Saldana household. Joey and wife Shannon will celebrate the fourth birthday of their youngest son, Ragan.

“Terre Haute is only a couple of hours from home, and the plan is for the family to come to the track,” said Saldana. “It would be great to have Ragan, Reece (age 11) and Shannon in victory circle. That would cap a fun day for Ragan! Even at four, he is a big supporter. He might be a third generation driver, you never can tell. He’s an all-out kind of boy.”

Saldana is the most recent World of Outlaws winner at Terre Haute having won there in 2006, the last time the Outlaws raced there. Motter’s 71M team also scored two victories at this track in 1994 with driver Kenny Jacobs and again in 1995 with Stevie Smith at the wheel.

“It has been a number of years since we raced at this track so hopefully the fans will pack the stands,” said Saldana. “I spent a lot of time at Terre Haute when I was little when my dad raced and it seemed like I lived in the infield there where they unloaded the cars. I am really looking forward to going back.”

Saldana has five race wins this season and leads the Outlaws in No. 1 qualifying efforts with 22. He is currently fifth in World of Outlaws point standings.

 

 

Carson Macedo 5th at Santa Maria

PETERSEN MEDIA- Looking to build off of the momentum from his first World of Outlaw STP Sprint Car win just a week ago, Carson Macedo scored a fifth place finish with the King of the West Series on Saturday night at the Ventura Raceway.

“Saturday night we were really good,” Macedo said. “I broke a shock in the feature event, but we still had a pretty good car, and I was able to limp it home to a fifth place finish.”

With the series making their debut at the track, Macedo adapted to the small confines early, as he set the standard in qualifying time trials.

Storming to a heat race win, Macedo would then find himself with the seven pill in the dash redraw, and would go onto finish seventh, putting himself in the fourth row of the feature event lineup.

When the race went green, Macedo looked to have a strong car as he began battling with Jason Statler and Brent Kaeding in the early goings of the race.

As a pack of cars raced together, Macedo came into the contact with Jason Statler, and the damage resulted in a broken shock on Macedo’s entry, but he still continued at speed.

Fighting a car that was ill handling at times due to the damage, Macedo was still able to hold his own against the regions’ best, as he tallied a fifth place finish at the conclusion of the 30-lap contest.

“It was a pretty action packed race on a small track, but it was fun, and we had a good car,” he added. “We had a little bad luck early that hurt our car a little, but it just speaks volumes of how strong our team is that we were still able to finish in a good spot.”

Macedo’s weekend kicked off on Friday night at the Santa Maria Speedway in Nipomo, CA, and a very rough and heavy race track, made for a tough night.

With 23 cars checked into the pit area, the Lemoore, CA product timed his WFO Apparel/Tachi Palace and Casino/Tarlton and Son, Inc. entry in eighth fastest.

Running second in his heat race to Sean Becker, Macedo would line up for the 30-lap main event in the seventh row.

The feature event saw Macedo take to the rough surface, as his machine, like many others, bicycled and lifted the front wheels all race long, making it tough to move forward.

Though he was able to save his machine from disaster on a few occasions, Macedo would end his night with a 10th place finish.

“The track was pretty tough to figure out, and I made too many mistakes,” Macedo said. “I hit some ruts wrong and got the car out of shape, but I will take the Top-10. I have to thank the Tarlton’s, Paul Baines, and my entire family for continuing to work so hard for me.”

Tarlton Racing would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., WFO Apparel, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, Corporate America Investments, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2014 season.

ON TAP: Macedo and his Tarlton Racing team will be back in action on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-22, Wins-1, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-18

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Danny Holtgraver Will Follow WoO to Eldora and Lernerville this Friday and Saturday! Pittsburgh Native Still Searching for Career-First WoO Victory

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

Pittsburgh, PA (September 15th, 2014) - After spending the recent weekend competing in central Pennsylvania with the famed ‘Pennsylvania Posse,’ Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native Danny Holtgraver will switch gears, and hop back on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series trail for two consecutive nights of competition this Friday and Saturday, September 19th and 20th. Holtgraver, who pilots the Hunter Racing, Berlin Natural Bakery, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, WestView Motors, DKW Transport, no. 10H ‘410’ sprinter, will visit the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio this Friday night, September 19th; followed up with a visit to the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania on Saturday, September 20th. The seven-time main event winner in 2014 owns victories at both facilities this season, and will aim to earn a career-first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory this Friday and Saturday.

“We’ve been pretty consistent lately; definitely what we need heading into a weekend like this one coming up” said Holtgraver, “We are always excited to get back to Eldora, and obviously really excited to get back to Lernerville...we’ve been good at both places this year, and we’ve been fortunate enough to get to victory lane at both places, as well...this team has been working hard all season long and it shows...hopefully we can hit our marks Friday and Saturday and get that first ‘Outlaw’ win.”

Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio will host ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ this Friday evening, September 19th as the opener to their ‘4-Crown Nationals’ weekend. The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series will kick-off the ‘4-Crown Nationals’ two-day program before the stars and cars of all three USAC divisions invade on Saturday night. Holtgraver, who owns one victory at the ‘Big E’ during UNOH All Star competition in 2014, will make his sixth Eldora Speedway start of the season this Friday night, and fifth during WoO competition. Mix that level of seat time with any level of consistency, and one may have a real winning combination. In fact, during recent action, the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native has not finished outside of the top-five during his last three starts; creating just the right amount of momentum needed before making a big trip west to Rossburg.

“Scoring three top-five finishes in a row really does a lot for this race team...especially in central Pennsylvania” explained Holtgraver, “The competition in central Pennsylvania is basically ‘Outlaw’ caliber...momentum and confidence is important, and having a recent stretch like this improves both of those...we’ll go to Eldora with the same attitude and hopefully it benefits us...I just want to thank Rob Hunter and this entire team...they are the ones that make everything possible...we deserve a big win soon!”

Danny Holtgraver will continue his upcoming ‘Outlaw’ weekend on Saturday evening, September 20th at the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania during the ‘Commonwealth Clash.’ ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ will invade the Sarver 4/10’s mile dirt oval for the second time in 2014; bringing along some of the toughest competition in the country including current series point leader, Donny Schatz. Holtgraver, who is a former Lernerville Speedway track champion and two-time winner at the facility in 2014, was involved in an on-track incident during his last Lernerville Speedway start against World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series competition, and will look for a little redemption this Saturday night.

“We had a pretty rough night at the Silver Cup in July...that’s how racing goes sometimes” said Holtgraver, “We are ready to get back to Lernerville...getting to race in front of our home track fans is really exciting...a lot of my family and a lot of our sponsors will be there, too...makes the entire night extra special...we’ll go in there with the right mindset and hopefully give those guys a run for their money.”

During recent sprint car competition, Danny Holtgraver and Hunter Racing scored a top-five finish at the Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania on Saturday, September 13th. Holtgraver finished third, officially during the 44-lap/$12,000-to-win ‘Jim Nace Memorial/National Open.’ As an added bonus, the pilot of the Hunter Racing ‘10H’ set the fastest time of the night during ‘410’ qualifying time trials around the Selinsgrove Speedway half-mile to open up the one-day program. Greg Hodnett was the $12,000 victor.

News and information relating to Danny Holtgraver and Hunter Racing will be posted regularly right here at ‘FullyInjected.com’ during the entire 2014 season. Be sure to check out the official online home of Danny Holtgraver at www.dannyholtgraver.com; as well as keep up with the Pittsburgh native via social networks including twitter: @holtgraverd4 and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DannyHoltgraverMotorsports

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Recent Highlights: Finished third (A-Main) at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania on Saturday, September 13th during Jim Nace Memorial ‘National Open’

2014 Wins: 7: (1- Attica Raceway Park (ASCoC)(OH); 1-Butler Speedway (ASCoC) (MI); 2- Lernerville Speedway (PA); 1 - Mercer Raceway Park (PA); 1-Eldora Speedway (ASCoC); 1- Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway (PA))

 

 

Jonathan Allard Picks Up Two KWS Top-10’s

PETERSEN MEDIA- Traveling to the southern part of California with the King of the West Series, Jonathan Allard put together two strong nights of racing as he recorded a sixth place finish at the Santa Maria Speedway on Friday night before scoring a fourth place finish at the Ventura Raceway on Saturday night.

“We would have loved to have been a couple of spots better, but we are happy with a couple of nice finishes,” Allard said.

The Santa Maria Speedway was the scene on Friday night, and Allard kicked his night off by timing the Tri-C Manufacturing/K&N/ButlerBuilt No. 3c machine in sixth fastest.

Finishing third in his heat race, the Chico, CA pilot would line up for the 30-lap feature event in the ninth spot, on what was a heavy and rough racing surface.

With cars bicycling, and riding wheelie’s all night long, Allard bounced around the speedway himself, but was able to keep his machine moving forward.

Battling with Sean Becker and Shane Golobic late in the race, the 2014 Gold Cup Champion took the checkered flag in the sixth position.

Heading farther south, Allard and his team followed the series to their first ever appearance at the Ventura Raceway in Ventura, CA.

With 19 cars making the tow, Allard timed his Platinum Power Coating/King Racing Products/BR Motorsports backed No. 3c machine in fourth fastest, putting himself in the second row of the first heat race.

Finishing fourth on the Ventura Raceway bullring, Allard would slip back to the third spot from his front row starting spot in the night’s dash, putting him in the second row for the 30-lap feature event.

Jumping into the second spot during the early laps of the feature event, Allard put pressure on the race leader, Kyle Hirst. Continuing to stalk Hirst, Allard soon felt pressure from third running Bud Kaeding.

Following a red flag on lap 16, close racing on the bullring saw a little contact get Allard into the wall, and he lost a few positions.

Gathering his machine back up, Allard would rebound to finish his weekend off with a fourth place showing.

“We had a really fast car at Ventura, but things get tough on a small bullring, and we had some contact hamper us a bit,” he added. “Overall a great weekend for us. We look forward to getting ready for some of the bigger races we have coming up.”

Allard would like to thank Tri-C Manufacturing, K&N, ButlerBuilt, Platinum Powder Coating, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Red Line Oil, KSE Racing Products, Weld Wheels, NGK Spark Plugs, FK Rod Ends, Hunt Magnetos, Longacre Products, Ti64, A.R.T. Speed Equipment and Hoosier Tire for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-55, Wins-10, Top 5’s-26, Top 10’s-37.

ON TAP: Allard and the Tri-C Motorsports team will take this weekend off before returning to action September 26-27 for the Fall Nationals in Chico, CA.

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Netto Runs Fourth and Sixth With The King of the West Series

PETERSEN MEDIA: Resuming his 2014 campaign with the King of the West Series over the weekend, DJ Netto turned in a pair of strong performances as he finished fourth at the Santa Maria Speedway on Friday night, before tallying a sixth place finish at the Ventura Raceway on Saturday night.

“Overall it was a really good weekend for our team,” Netto said. “We put ourselves in contention on both nights, but we just had a couple of things not go our way, but pleased with our performance.”

Kicking his weekend off at the Santa Maria Speedway on Friday night, Netto timed his Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain/Bogies Auto Parts entry in second fastest during qualifying time trials.

In heat race action, the Hanford, CA driver got off to a great start as he jumped into the third spot, but as the race moved along, Netto’s engine began to get hot, and be backed off a bit, and settled for a fourth place finish, earning himself a berth in the dash.

Lining up for the dash, Netto lost a head gasket, and was forced back into the pit area, where his team began to swap out engines. Getting the engine swapped out promptly, Netto was able to make the call for the feature event, where he lined up in the fourth row, as he was credited with an eighth place finish in the dash.

On a very tight and rough racing surface, Netto was able to keep his nose clean, and his car under him, as he raced in the lead pack. With wheelies the norm on this night, Netto was able to gain spots, as he took advantage of other drivers miscues, as he raced his way inside the Top-Five.

When the checkered flag flew on the event, Netto crossed under it with a fourth place finish.

“It was a tricky track, but my guys gave me a car that worked well on it, and I was able to take advantage of some other driver mistakes, and end up with a fourth place finish,” he explained.

Continuing to head south, Netto followed the series to the Ventura Raceway in Ventura, CA as winged sprint cars made their first ever start at the facility.

With 19 cars on hand, Netto would timed his machine in 11th quickest, before finishing second in his heat race to Kyle Hirst.

Lining up 11th in the feature event, Netto adapted well to the tight confines in Ventura, CA as he quickly worked his way forward. Working into the third spot just before the halfway point, Netto would make a bid for the second spot on the 16th lap, just as the red came out, and his pass was negated.

Under the stoppage, Netto’s left rear tire began to lose air pressure, but the Rookie of the Year contender opted to stay on the speedway and try to nurse it home.

With his car a bit of a handful with the flat tire, Netto would do a great job of manhandling his machine, as he was able to salvage a sixth place finish.

“It was a fun weekend overall,” Netto said. “It was pretty cool to get to some tracks that we really don’t race at, and do well. I can’t thank my family, and my team for all of their help and support.”

DJ and his Netto Racing team would like to thank Netto Agriculture, Penny Newman Grain, Bogies Auto Parts, and Vande Pol Enterprises for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Netto and his team will make a decision this week about where they will be in action at next.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-43, Wins-1, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-14

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJNetto88.

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Hirst Scores Fourth KWS Win During Strong Weekend

PETERSEN MEDIA- Following a very strong showing with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars a week ago, Kyle Hirst stayed hot, as he followed the King of the West Series down south, where he would become the first ever winged sprint car winner at the Ventura Raceway, one night after running second at the Santa Maria Speedway.

“This Roth Motorsports team has been really strong the last two weeks, and it’s a testament to how hard my guys have been working,” Hirst said. “We were really good with the World of Outlaws, and even better this weekend.”

Saturday night saw the King of the West Series make history at the Ventura Raceway in Ventura, CA as they became the first winged cars to race on the tight confines.

With 19 cars making the trip, Hirst kicked the night off by timing his Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle No. 83jr machine in second fastest.

Turning in a very strong performance in his heat race, the Chico, CA driver was able to forge his way from his fourth starting spot, to earn the win, and earn a berth in the night’s dash.

Lining up on the pole of the dash by way of the draw, Hirst would wire the field, as he picked up the win, and put the Mobil1/FK Rod Ends/Weld Wheels entry on the pole for the 30-lap feature event.

When the race went green, Hirst was able to hold all challengers at bay as he set the pace on the tight confines of the Ventura Raceway, as the leaders quickly found themselves in traffic.

With the race’s lone stoppage coming on the 16th lap, Hirst was flawless on the restart, and went on to lead the final 14 laps, as he eventually took the checkered flag in impressive fashion.

“It is pretty cool to win the first ever winged sprint car race at Ventura,” Hirst said. “It was also cool to see how packed the stands were. I was really surprised how well the track raced, and hopefully we can get back down here next year.”

Friday night saw Hirst and the King of the West Sprint Cars check in at the Santa Maria Speedway in Nipomo, CA.

With 23 cars on hand, Hirst timed in fifth fastest, before finishing in the third spot during his heat race, and the dash.

Lining up in the second row of the feature event on the rough and tumble Santa Maria Speedway, Hirst sat in the third spot when the green flag dropped, as he chased after the Kaeding duo of Bud and Brent.

Moving into the second spot on the 10th lap, Hirst stalked race leader, Brent Kaeding for 10-laps until he was able to make his move on the 20th lap, and take command of the race.

While out front, Hirst soon felt pressure from Jason Statler, and on the 23rd lap, he would lose the lead, as Statler was able to make a strong move on him.

Keeping Statler within shouting distance, Hirst would try to make a late move, but was unable to, as he finished in the second spot.

“Overall it was a great weekend for our team,” Hirst said. “We ran very well, and seem to really be clicking now with some big races still to come. I can’t thank the entire Roth family for their support, and my team for continuing to work hard, and put me in a great spot.”

By way of his strong weekend, Hirst extended his series point lead over Bud Kaeding to 105 markers with just two events left on the schedule.

Kyle and his Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2013.

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-32, Wins-5, Top 5’s-19, Top 10’s-25

ON TAP: Hirst and his Roth Motorsports team will be in action on Saturday, October 4th for the Harry Talbot Classic at the Tunderbowl in Tulare, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected to Kyle by following him on Twitter, @kylehirstracing, or by visiting www.rothmotorsports83.com.

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

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Sanders Cruises To Fifth Placerville Win

PETERSEN MEDIA: Closing out weekly action at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Prunedale, CA driver, Justin Sanders, climbed atop his wing and saluted the crowd, as he pocketed his fifth win of the season.

“It was an awesome year at Placerville for the entire team, and it is really cool to pick up our fifth win of the year, and end the season second in points,” Sanders said.

With 27 cars on hand for the weekly season’s final event of the 2014 season, Sanders kicked his night off by timing his machine in sixth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Starting in the second row of the fourth heat race, Sanders would finish in the fourth spot, earning a spot in the night’s 25-lap feature event.

Just missing out on the redraw, Sanders lined the F&W Racing No. 18 machine up in the fifth row of the feature event, and took advantage of a caution that collected a trio of cars ahead of him.

When the racing action finally got underway, Sanders was hard on the loud pedal as he quickly began making some moves on the tight ¼ mile bullring, as he surged his way forward.

Working into the second spot, Sanders set his sights on race leader, Andy Forsberg, as the leaders worked in heavy traffic. Stalking Forsberg’s every move, Sanders would take advantage of a bobble on the 19th lap, as he took command of the race and never looked back.

Flawless over the final six laps of the race, Sanders would cruise to his fifth win of the season, and would also capture second in the track championship standings in doing so.

“Like I said at the beginning of the season, my goal was to win a race at Placerville this year, and to win five, and finish second in the standings is pretty cool, and I can’t thank everyone involved for making this possible,’ he said. “We have one more race at Placerville next week with the Civil War Series, and I would really like to make it our sixth win of the year.”

Justin Sanders would like to thank North County Plastering, G&N Construction, STS Trucking, Lancaster Locksmith, Village Glass. Lufos Kustom Designs, Taco Bravo, LRB Race Products, Petersen Media, Fire Protection Management, Dirt Solution, Bob Tweedy, Ron Gravelle. Keener Auto Body, and Dave Haver Racing Engines for their continued support.

ON TAP: Sanders will be in action at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night with the Civil War Series!

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-37, Wins-5, Top-5’s-16, Top-10’s-23

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

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media specializes in motorsports media constructing news releases, both pre and post race, as well as constructing email lists to keep sponsors, and fans up to date. Petersen Media also utilizes today's Social Media networks to provide trackside updates to fans and sponsors, and can customize packages to fit your team's needs.

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Hagar Pleased With Destiny Motorsports Debut

PETERSEN MEDIA: Destiny Motorsports and Derek Hagar spent the weekend together racing with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, and their first weekend together was highlighted by a 12th place finish on Friday night.

“I think it went pretty well for our first time out, but we for sure have some work to do to get better,” Hagar said.

Starting their weekend off on Friday night at the Fremont Speedway, Hagar timed the MonDak Portables/Benic Enterprises/Rick Rogers Construction No. 9w machine in 18th fastest.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Hagar battled with Caleb Griffiths for the top spot before he ultimately settled for a second place finish, transferring himself directly into the feature event.

Lining up for the 30-lap feature event in the ninth row, Hagar continued to acclimate himself to the Destiny Motorsports entry, as he slowly worked his way forward.

When the checkered flag waived on the race, the Marion, AR driver crossed the stripe with a 12th place finish.

“I just had to get used to the new car, and the track to be honest,” Hagar said. “For our first night out, everyone was pleased with how things went, and we were excited to get back to the track.”

Back at the Freemont Speedway on Saturday night, the track continued to slick off prior to Hagar’s qualifying run, and he would end up timing the Renegade Rentals/Triple X Race Components/Boss Signs and Graphics entry in 27th fastest, putting the Destiny Motorsports in a bit of a hole to start the night.

Finishing sixth from his seventh starting spot in the heat race, Hagar would need to transfer from the B Main event on this night.

Lining up in the 10th spot of the B, Hagar did everything he could to make headway, but couldn’t seem to make anything work, as his weekend came to an end with a ninth place finish in the B Main.

“The track blew off during time trials, and there wasn’t much left for us, and we missed the inversion,” he explained. “Racing wise we just seemed to struggle to make grip. We couldn’t make any forward drive, and we lacked some side bite, but everyone worked hard all night to get better. I have to thank the Destiny Motorsports team for this chance, and their hard work, and I am excited for the week ahead.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Benic Enterprises, Rick Rogers Construction, Renegade Rentals, Triple X Race Components, Boss Signs and Graphics, Rens Trucking, Driver Websites, Petersen Media, Tony Stewart Racing, GME Manufacturing, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, Kistler Engines, Keizer Wheels, DMI, Red Devil Brakes, Champion Oil, and Hoosier Tire for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Destiny Motorsports and Derek Hagar have a busy week on tap kicking off Tuesday night at Kokomo Speedway, Wednesday at the Terre Haute Action Track, Friday at Eldora, and Saturday night at the Brushcreek Motorsports Complex.

2014 DESTINY MOTORSORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-58, Wins-3, Top 5’s-16, Top 10’s-22

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS9. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com.

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Bruce Jr. Caps Port-A-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship With Top 10

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (Sept. 14, 2014) - Tony Bruce Jr. rebounded from a sour start during the Port-A-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.

"The first night was kind of rough," he said. "We got upside down on the start of the heat race. Obviously when you do something like that it's an uphill battle from there."

Bruce Jr. was unable to finish his Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour heat race on Friday at the fast track following the opening-lap flip. That relegated him to the back of a B Main. However, he finished seventh in the consolation race and was forced to use a provisional to start last in the main event.

"We just really never got going," he said. "I was in conserve mode after tearing up stuff in the heat. The main goal after taking a provisional is to finish. Everybody was pretty much wide open. If you started up front it was definitely a gift."

Bruce Jr. rallied from 23rd to a 15th-place result.

His One 8 Motorsports team returned to Texas Motor Speedway for the finale on Saturday, when the action kicked off with Bruce Jr. winning his heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. That earned him enough points to advance into the feature redraw and he pulled the No. 4 in the random redraw to start the main event on the outside of the second row.

"I was running third for the longest time," he said. "I was gaining ground on the leaders. About that time it took rubber on the bottom of the track. I hadn't really set up for rubber. I got too tight and couldn't stay in it. It was really frustrating that we had such a good car when the race track was nice and slick and as soon as the rubber came I couldn't stay in it at all."

Bruce Jr. lost a handful of positions in the closing laps to finish 10th. It marked his 28th top 10 of the season.

He is slated to race this Friday and Saturday with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the Midwest Fall Brawl. If any driver sweeps the doubleheader he or she earns a $50,000 bonus.

"Hopefully we get there and get some good points in the heat race," he said. "That's going to mean everything in how you get set up for the A Main. We're really looking forward to going up there. Hopefully we'll be able to contend for the big money."

Bruce Jr. finished fifth in his most recent race at the high-banked track.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 12 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: DNF (8); B Main: 7 (10); Feature: 15 (23).

Sept. 13 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 10 (4).

SEASON STATS -

51 races, 3 wins, 13 top fives, 28 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 47 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the Midwest Fall Brawl with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

LIVE COVERAGE -

To keep up to speed with Bruce Jr. at every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio. Additionally, RacinBoys will provide live Pay-Per-View video at select races.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

VIDEO -

Here is a link of Bruce Jr. at the Front Row Challenge and 360 Knoxville Nationals in August thanks to FinishLine Studios: http://youtu.be/380-i0vVgG8

Click on the link for a video by Thriller Productions that highlights Bruce Jr.'s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph at Devil's Bowl Speedway on March 21: http://vimeo.com/89899519

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Oil Medics

Located in Fort Worth, Texas, The Oil Medics services diesel trucks and distributes racing oil for sprint car engines and rear ends. For more information, visit http://www.TheOilMedics.com.

"Bill and the entire Jewell family have been more than just a great sponsor, but also great friends," Bruce Jr. said. "They specialize in truck maintenance and fuel economy, which has saved us hundreds of dollars the past couple of years in diesel fuel."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Lubbock Wrecker Service, Wheeler Metals, Briley Trucking, Hinchman Racewear, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley's Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape and Pressure Tek for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Penultimate event of the season on tap for the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo this Friday night September 19 at Ocean Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – September 15, 2014…With the season winding down the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will return to the Ocean Speedway this Friday night for the penultimate race in the battle for the 2014 championship. It will be the first event for Winged Sprints at the track since the prestigious Johnny Key Classic back in August.

There have been 11 events held thus far with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo, including eight different winners throughout the course of the season. Campbell’s Brent Kaeding continues to lead the way in the wins category with three to his credit. This Friday’s showcase will also include the final Police-N-Pursuit program for the year.

The 2014 season will officially come to a close for the Ocean Sprints with championship night taking place on Friday October 10. Fremont’s Shane Golobic goes into the final two rounds with a healthy 86-point lead in the standings, as he searches to join Brent Kaeding & Tommy Tarlton as the third two-time champion at the track with the Ocean Sprints. The 23-year-old has one victory so far in 2014 and is coming off a runner up finish at the Johnny Key Classic in August. Golobic is also leading the traveling Civil War Series points, which has its penultimate event on Saturday at the Placerville Speedway.

After recently picking up his first career World of Outlaws victory during opening night of the Gold Cup, Lemoore’s Carson Macedo will return to Ocean Speedway on Friday looking to check off a Taco Bravo win. The 18-year-old has been a model of consistency this season and ranks second in the Ocean Sprints standings, having finished among the top-five in all but two races. Macedo has been knocking on the door of victory all year at the quarter-mile.

Defending Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo champion Brad Furr of Stockton maintains the third spot in the points going into Friday. The veteran competitor and former WOO regular has scored two wins so far this season at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds facility, including opening night of the Howard Kaeding Classic in July. Furr has also set the most Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time Awards this year, with four to his credit.

Watsonville’s Justin Sanders has been one of the hottest drivers in recent events with the Ocean Sprints and comes into Friday ranking fourth in the Taco Bravo standings. The always hard charging driver earned his best finish of the year at the track on July 25, when he came home second. Rounding out the top-five in the points is Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto, who came home ninth at the Johnny Key Classic. Faccinto is another that’s been knocking on the door of victory lane at times this year.

Completing the top-10 in the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo standings going into the penultimate event of the season are Salinas based brothers Jason & Jeremy Chisum, Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson, Laton’s Heath Duinkerken and Fresno’s Koen Shaw.

More possibilities for Friday evening will include three-time USAC Silver Crown Series champion Bud Kaeding from Campbell, King of the West Series Rookie of the Year contender DJ Netto of Hanford, Visalia’s Steven Tiner, Fresno’s Anthony Simone, Fremont’s Dustin Golobic, Hanford’s Collin Markle, Corralitos’ Jerry Bonnema, San Francisco’s Nick Rescino Jr, San Jose’s Wayne Katen & Nick Ringo, Hollister’s Tomas Bray Scully and more.

The front gate at the Ocean Speedway will open at 4:30pm this Friday night September 19 with hot laps at 5:15pm, qualifying around 6pm and racing to follow. All seating will be general admission with adult tickets costing $17, seniors 65 & older $16, children 6-12 $13 and kids five and under free. A family pack featuring two adults and two kids is available for $55. The Ocean Speedway is located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville, California with the physical address being 2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076.

Ocean Speedway & the Ocean Sprints would like to thank Taco Bravo, High Five Pizza, Nobel Construction, Ray Scheidt’s Electric, Beer Optics, B Scadden Designs, Hoosier Tires West and Kaeding Performance for their support.

For more information on the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo log onto http://www.oceansprints.com and for more on the Ocean Speedway check out http://www.oceanspeedway.com

 

 

Bright Accepts Challenge to Give Up Pole Position During ARDC Event

Inside Line Promotions - SWEDESBORO, N.J. (Sept. 14, 2014) - Alex Bright accepted a rare challenge last Friday during the ARDC Midgets event at Grandview Speedway.

Bright, who had won three straight ARDC races and leads the series with five total victories, was slated to start on the pole of the main event after winning his heat race.

"We were good in our heat race and pretty much checked out," he said. "I got an offer for a $600 bonus from somebody if I started 12th and won. We've been good and I felt like I could do it. I started up front the last couple of races. You don't really learn much when you start up front and win. We wanted to go for it and see what we could do."

Bright lined up on the outside of the sixth row for the 25-lap main event.

"I got a good start and got up to eighth or ninth on the first lap," he said. "By lap seven or eight I was up to seventh. Then the car that I had just passed ran it in real hard and spun me out. I was turned around backwards before I got to turn one."

That forced Bright to restart last approximately one third of the way through the main event.

"If I wouldn't have spun out I would have had a shot at contending for the win," he said. "After I got spun out I had a shot at a top five and definitely a top 10. In about two or three laps I passed about four or five cars."

Unfortunately, Bright was caught up in another crash midway through the feature.

"On Lap 12 somebody blew up and laid oil on the track," he said. "A car two cars in front of me spun out and I had nowhere to go. I ended up hitting him and that ended our night."

Bright wrapped up his weekend on Sunday at Bridgeport Speedway driving a wingless micro sprint for Greg Stevens. Bright started the 25-lap feature on the outside of the front row after charging from sixth to second place in his heat race.

"I pretty much stayed in second the entire feature," he said. "We put a hard tire on. Once we got a long run the car started coming in better. I started to catch the leader. We were about to get into lapped traffic and somebody spun out with about five laps to go. I knew once that happened I had a very slim shot at it."

Bright restarted second with a handful of laps remaining.

"I held onto second until one lap to go," he said. "I tried running it in harder than I had the entire race. If the car would have stuck I probably would have won. I had to do something to go for it. To me, second place is the same as fourth. I'm there for the win."

Bright slid off the track on the final lap and he finished fourth, which marked his 28th top five of the season.

He will return to ARDC Midgets competition this Friday at Path Valley Speedway in Spring Run, Pa.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 12 - Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 19 (12).

Sept. 14 - Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J. - Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 4 (2).

SEASON STATS -

54 races, 11 wins, 28 top fives, 40 top 10s, 42 top 15s, 49 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Path Valley Speedway in Spring Run, Pa., with the ARDC Midgets

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexBright77

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

APPAREL -

Bright has new t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer during every race he competes in this season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Bob Hilbert Sportswear

Bob Hilbert Sportswear has been a leader in sportswear and promotional products since 1972. For more information, visit http://www.BobHilbert.info.

"Bob Hilbert Sportswear designs the best racing apparel out there for a quality price," Bright said. "We're happy to have them as part of the team."

Bright would also like to thank PXP Racewear, Bell Racing Helmets, Lightcap Electric, RGR Racing, SPAR Racing Engines, Hyper Chassis, Carlton D. Geesman Contracting, Presidential HVAC, Elite Chassis, Benic Shocks, Fontana Automotive, How Charming LLC, Diamond Disposal LLC and DJ Website Design for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Bruce Jr. Caps Port-A-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship With Top 10

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (Sept. 14, 2014) - Tony Bruce Jr. rebounded from a sour start during the Port-A-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.

"The first night was kind of rough," he said. "We got upside down on the start of the heat race. Obviously when you do something like that it's an uphill battle from there."

Bruce Jr. was unable to finish his Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour heat race on Friday at the fast track following the opening-lap flip. That relegated him to the back of a B Main. However, he finished seventh in the consolation race and was forced to use a provisional to start last in the main event.

"We just really never got going," he said. "I was in conserve mode after tearing up stuff in the heat. The main goal after taking a provisional is to finish. Everybody was pretty much wide open. If you started up front it was definitely a gift."

Bruce Jr. rallied from 23rd to a 15th-place result.

His One 8 Motorsports team returned to Texas Motor Speedway for the finale on Saturday, when the action kicked off with Bruce Jr. winning his heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. That earned him enough points to advance into the feature redraw and he pulled the No. 4 in the random redraw to start the main event on the outside of the second row.

"I was running third for the longest time," he said. "I was gaining ground on the leaders. About that time it took rubber on the bottom of the track. I hadn't really set up for rubber. I got too tight and couldn't stay in it. It was really frustrating that we had such a good car when the race track was nice and slick and as soon as the rubber came I couldn't stay in it at all."

Bruce Jr. lost a handful of positions in the closing laps to finish 10th. It marked his 28th top 10 of the season.

He is slated to race this Friday and Saturday with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the Midwest Fall Brawl. If any driver sweeps the doubleheader he or she earns a $50,000 bonus.

"Hopefully we get there and get some good points in the heat race," he said. "That's going to mean everything in how you get set up for the A Main. We're really looking forward to going up there. Hopefully we'll be able to contend for the big money."

Bruce Jr. finished fifth in his most recent race at the high-banked track.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 12 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: DNF (8); B Main: 7 (10); Feature: 15 (23).

Sept. 13 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 10 (4).

SEASON STATS -

51 races, 3 wins, 13 top fives, 28 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 47 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the Midwest Fall Brawl with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

LIVE COVERAGE -

To keep up to speed with Bruce Jr. at every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio. Additionally, RacinBoys will provide live Pay-Per-View video at select races.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

VIDEO -

Here is a link of Bruce Jr. at the Front Row Challenge and 360 Knoxville Nationals in August thanks to FinishLine Studios: http://youtu.be/380-i0vVgG8

Click on the link for a video by Thriller Productions that highlights Bruce Jr.'s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph at Devil's Bowl Speedway on March 21: http://vimeo.com/89899519

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Oil Medics

Located in Fort Worth, Texas, The Oil Medics services diesel trucks and distributes racing oil for sprint car engines and rear ends. For more information, visit http://www.TheOilMedics.com.

"Bill and the entire Jewell family have been more than just a great sponsor, but also great friends," Bruce Jr. said. "They specialize in truck maintenance and fuel economy, which has saved us hundreds of dollars the past couple of years in diesel fuel."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Lubbock Wrecker Service, Wheeler Metals, Briley Trucking, Hinchman Racewear, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley's Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape and Pressure Tek for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Atomic Prepares for Season's Last Leg

Bob Crace, Sr. Race Postponed to October 4

Late Models Paying $5,000 to win/Sprints $2,500 To Win!

Championship Night October 4

Fan Appreciation Night September 27th

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-The Bob Crace, Sr. Memorial Race slated for Saturday, September 20 has been postponed until October 4 according to Owner/Promoter Brad McCown. Atomic Speedway will run its next race September 27 as a salute to the fans that have supported Atomic since its reopening last fall. General Admission for Fan Appreciation Night #2 on the 27th will be just $5.

"Atomic Speedway fans and Atomic Speedway drivers deserve the best," said McCown. "Despite all the work we do on the track, it just has not been up to Atomic Speedway standards. In fact, it has been rough in places. We want to get it right for everyone, so we are taking a week off to resurface the turns and try some things we haven't tried before. But on September 27th, fans can expect a great show and drivers can expect a first-class racing surface."

"The track crew and I have worked hard, but we are going to work just a little harder. Expect a great race on the 27th and then on October 4 we are going to host a huge night of racing on Champions Night and the Bob Crace, Sr. Memorial for Late Models. We hope our fans and drivers stick with us. We are looking at a strong finish to 2014 and an even bigger 2015."

Lots of rain early played havoc with the schedule and the originally planned NDRL three-day weekend. The track surface came together with close, competitive racing and several track records being broken in all divisions. Then somewhat of a drought hit the track and even dried up the infield pond for the first time perhaps since the track's beginning. New clay was also added and as McCown admits, "It just didn't mix with the existing surface."

On Fan Appreciation Night #2 race fans will get to see two premier divisions plus two strong support divisions for the low price of just $5. 410 Outlaw sprints will be on hand for $2,000 to win, plus the AMRA Late Models will be on hand for a $2,000 to win show. Additionally, AMRA Octane Modifieds will race for $1,000 to win, plus the Dreadlands Haunted Woods Enduro. Title Sponsors are Gullion Enterprises for the Late Models, Pine Tree Towing and Recovery for the Sprints, Advanced Services Heating and Cooling for the Modifieds, Racers Edge Supplements for the Street Stocks, and C & M Racing Equipment for the Sport Mods.

The Dirt Track Racing Championship Series (DTRC) will run its inaugural event at the October 4 Bob Crace, Sr. Memorial as part of season championship night. The DTRC is the brainchild of longtime race promoter Mike Jewell. As part of this event Jewell will be presenting the winner with the "Legendary Trophy" that is on display at Atomic.

The DTRC is designed to bring together the best late model racers in the region. Signed on for the initial roster are Doug Drown, Zach Dohm, Shannon Thornsberry with potential support from Jerry Rice, Erik Wells, Joe Meadows, and Greg Johnson among other regional stars and Atomic Regulars. There will be a point fund in 2015 and a Series Champion will be crowned. Look for this roster to grow as the series touts some national racing stars.

Twenty-one cars will start the feature. This starting car count will bring a 21-car salute to the track for a parade lap to honor fighting men and women all across the globe. The gesture will honor those currently deployed and also those who have previously served our country.

Also, this night the 410 Sprint cars will run for a potent $2,500 to win purse. Some of the best open wheel names in the business are slated to be on hand as Atomic has averaged nearly 30 cars per night all season long.

October is a big month for Atomic Speedway. Plans are being finalized for one of the biggest events in open wheel racing nationwide--The Open Wheel Championships on October 23-24-25. That event will pay $15,000 to the winner of the 410 sprint main, plus $5,000 to the non-wing sprint winner, and $5,000 to the AMRA Modified winner. Additionally, non-qualifiers will race for $2,065 to win in the Charlie McCann Memorial.

For more information please call 740-703-9749 or 740-663-4141 or visit the Atomic Speedway website at <<< www.atomicspeedway.net >>> Atomic is located 12 miles South of Chillicothe, Ohio off SR 23, two miles out Blain Highway between Chillicothe, Ohio and Waverly, Ohio at Alma.

Upcoming Schedule

September 20- No Racing

September 27- FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT #2 Sprints, AMRA Late Models AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Ohio Valley Roofers Legends, plus Dreadland Haunted Woods Enduro

October 4-Season Championships: $2,500 to win Sprints & BOB CRACE SR MEMORIAL- $5,000 to win DTRC/AMRA Late Models, plus $1,000 to win Modifieds and Dreadland Haunted Woods Enduro

October 11- Cancer Awareness Night: Sprints, Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

October 18-No Racing

3 DAY OPEN WHEEL CHAMPIONSHIPS:

Sprints, Non Wing Sprints Unsanctioned with

Modifieds

October 23- Sprint Practice, Non Wing Qualifying & Heats, Modified Qualifying & Heats

October 24- Sprint Qualifying & Heats, Non Wing B-Mains, Modified B-Mains, DASH FOR CASH in ALL 3 CLASSES $1,000 TO WIN

October 25- Sprint B-Mains & Feature $15,000 TO WIN, Non Wing Feature $5,000 TO WIN, Modified Feature $5,000 TO WIN, "Charlie McCann Winged Sprint Memorial" Non-Qualifiers $2,065 to win

November 1- Topless Weekend- DAN RENO MEMORIAL WEEKEND $2,222 TO WIN for Modifieds, plus Late Models, Street Stocks, Sport Mods, plus Dreadland Haunted Woods Enduro

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Live Pay-Per-View of Midwest Fall Brawl This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (Sept. 14, 2014) - The Midwest Fall Brawl will be broadcast live via Pay-Per-View video by RacinBoys this Friday and Saturday.

In addition to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader at I-80 Speedway, RacinBoys will showcase live PPV of the Prelude to the Midwest Fall Brawl on Thursday.

The price is only $39.99 for all three nights (one month free bonus for premium RacinBoys members) or $15 for Thursday, $20 for Friday and $25 for Saturday.

To purchase, click the top banner on the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from this year's previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

Scott Traylor anchors the webcasts for RacinBoys TV with Bryan Hulbert, the voice of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, calling the action. Scotty Cook will report from the pits and Victory Lane. The broadcast will utilize multiple cameras.

Season-long coverage of the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Series on RacinBoys is brought to you by Lucas Oil Products and MAVTV American Real. The presenting sponsor is McCarthy Auto Group and Victory Lane interviews are brought to you by SpeedMart.

Also sponsoring season-long coverage of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on RacinBoys TV are Rod End Supply, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, Knoxville Raceway, Devil's Bowl Speedway, Lawton Speedway, Flat Out Magazine and Griffith Truck & Equipment.

The Midwest Fall Brawl offers a $50,000 bonus to any driver who wins the main event both nights. Nebraska native Jack Dover swept the weekend last season to garner a $20,000 bonus.

LUCAS OIL ASCS NATIONAL TOUR -

The 2014 season marks the 23rd year of sanctioning sprint car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of sprint car racing to dozens of tracks throughout the nation. Anchored by the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, the ASCS also consists of 10 regions across the country. For more information, visit http://www.ASCSracing.com.

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RacinBoys is in its sixth year of broadcasting the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events and its ninth for the prestigious Chili Bowl. In 2012, RacinBoys began offering Pay-Per-View for special races and will continue to expand that segment in 2014. For more information, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

First Win of the Season Gives Kraig Kinser Momentum Heading into Four-Race Stretch

By Kraig Kinser Racing PR

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — September 14, 2014 — Fresh off his first win of the season at Clay County Fair Speedway on September 12, Kraig Kinser returns to his home state of Indiana this week for a busy stretch of four races that will see the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series race twice on Hoosier soil, along with stops in Ohio and Pennsylvania. For Kinser, the victory came after several strong runs had been thwarted by bad luck over the last few weeks.

“It’s definitely a bit of a relief to get that first win of the year,” said Kinser. “Hopefully we can get another before the year is over. It is so tough out here right now that you have to have a perfect night and a fast car along with some luck, which we had both at Spencer (Clay County Fair Speedway) and were able to capitalize on it.”

Kinser started second at Clay County Fair Speedway in the Mesilla Valley Transportation/Casey’s General Store/King Racing Products Maxim and battled pole sitter Brad Sweet, as well as Kerry Madsen in the early going. On the 13th lap, Sweet was out front, when his car got very loose and sideways, allowing Kinser to dart by and take the lead. He withstood a battle from Madsen as the race wore on, eventually pulling away late in the going of the 30-lap event that went to green-to-checkers non-stop. For Kinser, it was the 16th A-Feature win of his World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series career.

“We’ve been fast the last month or so since Knoxville and to finally get a win feel great,” said Kinser. “Everything that could happen seem like it did during the West Coast swing. Everyone on the team keeps working hard and we keep our heads up and put the tough nights behind us. Having a long driver after Clay County we didn’t really get to celebrate the win too much, but we’ll have a few days before Kokomo (Speedway) to savor it.”

The four-race stretch this week opens at Kokomo Speedway in Tuesday, September 16 for an event that was rained out earlier this year. The series then pays a visit to the Terre Haute Action Track on Wednesday, September 17. The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series portion of the Four-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway is set for Friday, September 19. The four-race swing concludes on Saturday, September 20 at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania.

Kinser has a pair of wins with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at Kokomo Speedway. He won with the series for the first at the always racy quarter-mile in 2005 and picked up a second triumph in 2012. Last season, the third-generation driver ran eighth at Kokomo. He has a total of three wins at the track in his career, including the two with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series will be visiting the Terre Haute Action Track for the first time since 2006. Kinser has made six starts at the half-mile with the series in three different seasons, with the most recent coming in 2003. His best finish came in 2001 when he ran 13th.

In his last visit to Eldora Speedway, Kinser finished sixth in the Kings Royal. He started 11th in the 40-lap race and steadily worked his way forward. Kinser has made four starts at Eldora this season. In his career with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at the half-mile, he has 14 top-10 performances, with a best finish of third in 2005.

Kinser competed at Lernerville Speedway earlier this season during the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Twin 30s. He had trouble while in a transfer spot in the B-main, which prevented him from starting the main events. In his career at the four-tenths-mile located just outside of Pittsburgh, the 2005 winner of the Knoxville Nationals has four top-10 finishes. He ran a career-best fifth in the 2011 Commonwealth Clash.

Heading into the four-race stretch, Kinser is ninth in points with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. He has one win along with 28 top-10 finishes, of which seven are top-five performances.

Kraig Kinser Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, Mesilla Valley Transportation, King Racing Products, Maxim, Aerodine Composites, Sander Engineering, Integra Shocks, All Star Performance, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bell, KSE Racing Products, ButlerBuilt, Schoenfeld Headers, Donovan Engineering, Fel-Pro, Brodix, Wilwood, Dyer’s, Barnes Systems, Ringer Gloves, Jakes Custom Golf Carts, and Ben Cook Racing Limited for their continued support.

Keep up with all the action For the latest news on Kraig Kinser, visit http://www.kraigkinser.com, and follow Kraig on Twitter at http://twitter.com/kraigkinser11k and receive live updates from the track each and every race night.

Tune in Listen live to each and every World of Outlaws event on DIRTVision.com with “The Voice of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series” Johnny Gibson on the call. Visit www.DIRTVision.com for live audio of each and every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event.

 

 

SHREDDED TIRE WITH THREE TO GO FOILED WHAT LOOKED TO BE

A PODIUM FINISH FOR SALDANA AT DEER CREEK

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. (Sept. 13, 2014) – Following a podium finish last night at Clay County Fair Speedway, Joey Saldana was looking to keep the momentum going tonight at the ASGROW/DEKALB Clash at the Creek at Deer Creek Speedway, a track where he has won twice (2009, 2010) in five starts.

Saldana, in the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M, lapped the 3/8-mile high bank oval in 11.500 seconds, capturing the No. 3 qualifying position.

In heat race competition, the Brownsburg Bullet rolled off fourth in the third heat. When the track went green, the front row starters fell into the first two positions with Craig Dollansky in the lead and Brad Sweet second. Saldana was third. All three drivers were running 11-second laps and maintained their positions to the checkered flag. Saldana’s third place finish would seed him into a dash position.

A ‘zero’ pill was drawn for the inversion, making a straight up start for the dash. Saldana started third in the line-up. When the green flag flew, Paul McMahan assumed the lead with David Gravel right behind. Daryn Pittman was third and Saldana was fourth. The top four did not change position and the way they finished was the way they started the A Main.

When racing got underway in the 35-lap feature, McMahan surged to the lead, followed by Gravel and Saldana. The three drivers raced hard and Saldana used almost every move in the sprint car playbook to try to get by Gravel while trying to fend off challenges from Pittman and then Craig Dollansky. The running order of the top three did not change until three laps from the checkered flag when Saldana’s night took a turn for the worse. A completely shredded right rear tire, which also damaged the right side panel of the wing, sent the Bullet to the work area. Though a huge disappointment to the driver and team, the crew members hustled to change the tire and got Saldana back on the track. The Bullet fell into line in the 20th position, the last car on the lead lap. In the waning laps of the race, he still drove hard to gain two positions to finish 18th.

Paul McMahan won, Gravel was second and Kerry Madsen was third.

“Having a tire disintegrate in the last few laps when we were running so well really takes the wind out of your sails,” said team owner Dan Motter. “I really have to give Joey and the team credit. Despite everything, they got back in there and fought to the end.

“The 71M team gave Joey a great horse to ride tonight and Joey did a fantastic job battling with the frontrunners. It’s just a shame that the night had to end this way.

I feel we had the car to win. The track was lightning fast but Joey was doing a good job maneuvering through lapped traffic. Luck was not on our side.

“We won’t have much time to dwell on tonight, however. We start racing again Tuesday, so we’ll just put this behind us and focus on the week to come.”

On Tuesday, Sept. 16, the Outlaws will race in Kokomo, Ind., an event that was rescheduled following a rain out June 4.

 

 

Top-Ten on Chilly Night at Clay County Fair

For the ninth time in the previous eight years, Craig Dollansky and the Big Game Treestands #7 team prepared to do battle in Spencer, Iowa on Friday. With the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series in town for their annual stop at one of the biggest county fairs in the country, the Clay County Fair, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ aimed to build on his triumph at the short-track in 2011.

On a very brisk and chilly evening in the upper Midwest, 32 drivers signed into the Clay County Fair Speedway with Dollansky stopping the clock at 13.409 seconds in qualifying, good enough for 8th best. Heat action then put the Eyecon Trail Cameras backed entry inside row two of heat four where Dollansky ran 2nd in the 8-lap event just missing a spot in the dash.

In the 30-lap A-Main the Aggressive Hydraulics Maxim lined up outside row six on the starting grid. Using a great start in the main event, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ worked the highside to his advantage powering around two competitors on the opening lap and then by Paul McMahan and Cody Darrah the following circuit. As the field strung out, the low line proved to be the fast lane as everyone hugged the bottom around the 3/8-mile oval. Working through lapped traffic in the caution-free feature, Dollansky slipped back a few positions trying to make the cushion work but still recorded a top-ten finish in 10th.

The Big Game Treestands #7 team will now travel to Minnesota for competition tonight with the World of Outlaws at Deer Creek Speedway.

 

 

SALDANA BATTLES A HOLE IN THE RADIATOR IN THE A MAIN AT CLAY COUNTY

BUT WRESTLES A PODIUM FINISH OUT OF THE EVENING

SPENCER, Iowa (Sept. 12, 2014) – The Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team and the World of Outlaws sprint car drivers were back on track tonight at the Arnold Motor Supply Shootout at Clay County Fairgrounds.

After four race free days, Saldana settled back into the familiar confines of the 71M cockpit and the qualifying groove, peeling off a 13.259-second lap to take the No. 2 qualifying spot.

Next on the racing agenda were the heat races. The Brownsburg Bullet took the green flag in the second heat from the fourth starting spot. Bill Balog, who started from the outside of the front row, assumed the lead followed by polesitter Tim Kaeding. Third was Paul McMahan and Saldana was fourth. The caution flew at the halfway mark when Balog’s engine expired. That moved the rest of the field up one spot for the restart. The top three did not change position in the final laps. Kaeding crossed the finish line first, McMahan second and Saldana third to earn a starting berth in the dash.

The inversion draw yielded a ‘six’ relegating Saldana to the sixth starting position in the dash. When the green flew and the field broke, polesitter Brad Sweet took the lead. Saldana gained one position, and was running fifth. At the halfway mark, Saldana, who was trying to pass fourth place runner Brian Brown, got loose. The Bullet gathered it back in but it gave Cody Darrah an opening to move past Saldana. Sweet led the dash from wire to wire and earned the pole of the feature. Saldana finished sixth and started on the third row of the A Main.

The Outlaws took the green flag for the 30-lap feature for the ninth time since 2007. Brad Sweet vaulted to the lead followed by Kerry Madsen, Kraig Kinser and Saldana. The leaders were running hard, challenging each other. On lap 13, Sweet got loose and dropped five spots. Kraig Kinser took command of the field, Madsen was second and Saldana third. With seven laps to go Madsen got held up in traffic and Saldana passed to take second. Shortly thereafter, Saldana got trapped behind a slower car and Madsen reclaimed second. Saldana was fighting to hold off Brad Sweet behind him. At the finish stripe, in a race with no cautions or red flags, it was Kraig Kinser with the victory, Madsen second and Saldana third.

“Early in the race, probably only about five laps in, something punched a hole in the radiator,” explained team owner Dan Motter. “Joey couldn’t see. There was antifreeze spraying back on his helmet and he was going through a tear-off each lap. It made driving very difficult. We had a great car tonight and without the antifreeze problem, we would have been a serious challenger for the victory.

“But we will take the podium finish. It was a nice rebound after our struggles in the California races.

Tomorrow the Outlaws will reconvene at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn.

 

 

BALLARD DEBUTS NATIONAL SPRINT CAR HALL OF FAME “STAY IN SCHOOL” SPONSORSHIP TOMORROW AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY!

(Perris, CA, September 12, 2014) Tomorrow night, September 13th, when Perris Auto Speedway hosts the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars in the Glenn Howard Classic, driver Corey Ballard will be debuting a brand new, important sponsorship. The Orange, California based racer will be waving the banner of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame’s “Stay in School Program.”

The program targets high school and junior high school kids that do not necessarily know what they are going to do once they get out of high school. The program offers them a chance to further their education in the field of working on race cars.

“It is a cool deal and I am pretty excited about it,” Ballard said on Thursday afternoon while preparing his car for Saturday’s race at The PAS. “There are 14 colleges already set up and it will be a place to go for kids to learn how to work on racecars. It gives them a chance to learn to work on the cars and have a career in the racing industry. This has been going on for a while and it is very successful. It is a deal for kids who are interested in doing something like this and a place for them to pursue it.”

Cory Ballard, show here in action at Perris Auto Speedway in August, is doing things to help kids get an education and get involved in racing. Media please feel free to publish this photo and please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Ballard plans to take his sprint car, the brochures and information around Southern California to get the kids involved. He will be doing so at career days at high schools, races, car shows and other automotive gatherings in the southern portion of the “Golden State.” He will kick things off tomorrow night at Perris Auto Speedway, “The Southern California Home of Major League Sprint Car Racing.”

“We will have some really nice brochures for kids who are interested,” Ballard said. “It tells them all about the schools and where they are at. They can come down to the pits after the races, talk to me and pick up a brochure. They can even sit in my sprint car. Everyone is welcome to come down and meet us and pick up a brochure tomorrow.”

Ballard originally got involved in the deal due to a transaction from some time ago.

“Dan Goodman, who owns the #77 car that R.J. Johnson drives in the USAC Southwest Series, got me involved,” Ballard stated. “I sold him a micro (midget) years ago. I ran into him at Perris and he asked me if I would be interested in doing this. And, I talked with Bob Baker from the Hall of Fame who got me lined up with all of the brochures and stuff. It is a neat deal. I also want to use it to promote the sport and promote Perris Auto Speedway. I will be running into a lot of people and will be letting them know about our sport as well and will try to get them to come out to the races. ”

Ballard, the son of long time Southern California First Division Speedway Motorcycle racer Jan Ballard, has a specific group of kids he wants to help.

“I am looking to try and help foster kids,” he said. “You know, kids who when they turn 18 are dumped out onto the street. These kids do not have anything and an astronomical number of them end up in jail.”

In addition to seeing Ballard in action in the Amsoil USAC/CRA Series tomorrow, fans will also get to watch The PAS Senior & Young Gun Sprints and the California Lightning Sprint Cars. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM and the first race will be at 7:00.

Amsoil USAC/CRA Point Standings

1. Damion Gardner - Concord -1118

2. Mike Spencer - Temecula - 876

3. Brody Roa - Buena Park - 743

4. Cody Williams - Corona - 701

5. Matt Mitchell - Yorba Linda - 692

6. Austin Williams - Yorba Linda - 664

7. Nic Faas - Huntington Beach - 628

8. Jake Swanson - Anaheim - 611

9. Richard Vander Weerd - Visalia - 551

10. Logan Williams - Yorba Linda - 439

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

Camping for all events at The PAS is available for $25.00 per night. The campground will open at noon on Friday. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2014 season. 1-800LoanMart, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, California Budget Finance, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Engine Pro, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, Marjon RV, Pacific Coach Works, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town and Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, United States Army, US Foods and Valley Auto Salvage.

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

You can also keep up with the latest news and receive special offers from The PAS Twitter site: http://twitter.com/perrisautospdwy.

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

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

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

 

 

Monster Week For BR Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the USAC/CRA holding their California Sprint Week, and the World of Outlaws taking over the Golden State, BR Motorsports customers had huge weeks and took home some nice hardware.

Chico, CA native, Jonathan Allard, has been close on several occasions on winning both the Gold Cup Race of Champions and his first World of Outlaw race, and on Saturday night he killed two birds with one stone. With King Racing products bolted on his car, and a BR Mag under his hood, Allard made a last lap, last corner pass to pick up what he called the biggest win of his career, the Gold Cup Race of Champions.

Fresh off of their Calistoga double header over the Labor Day weekend, the USAC/CRA Series held the final three nights of California Sprint Week, and it was simply the Damion Gardner show. Aboard his Alexander No. 4 machine equipped with BR Motorsports components, King Racing Products, and a BR Mag, Gardner won all three races, and picked up the California Sprint Week title.

Robert Ballou continues to have a strong summer as the Rocklin, CA native picked up a win with the BOSS over the weekend in Montpelier.

Joe Ramaker picked up the ASCS Frontier regional win at in Belgrade, MT, as he and his team utilize various King Racing Products.

We would like to congratulate all of our customers on their continued success, and wish all of you well in the coming week.

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TEAM TURNER RACING PR: IT'S CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS TIME!

September 12, 2014 - Caistor Centre, Ontario - Jamie Turner, and sons Cory and Ryan got drenched at the regular season finale at Ohsweken Speedway last Friday. They're hoping for nicer weather to compete in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals this weekend.

SEPTEMBER 5 - OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY Jamie and Cory were all set to compete in the Season Championship event for Ohsweken Speedway's 360 Sprint Car division last Friday, while Ryan was making his Sprint Car debut driving Havard Daniels' #9nz. Mother nature had other plans though, as a severe thunder storm blew in just before their heat races were about to start, forcing track officials to cancel the event.

Jamie will finish the Ohsweken season 8th in the championship standings - his first top 10 since 2010 - while Cory will finish 10th and take Rookie of the Year honours.

WHAT'S NEXT? Cory and Jamie will finish off the Ohsweken Speedway racing season by competing in the 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend. It will be Jamie's 5th consecutive CSCN, while Cory is a CSCN rookie as a driver.

"We are definitely looking forward to the nationals as the best of the best will be in town!" said Cory.

TEAM TURNER LINKS For more information on Team Turner Racing, including schedules, news releases, photos, videos, merchandise, and contact information, please visit the official Team Turner Racing website powered by ImageFactor.ca at www.TeamTurnerRacing.ca. Make sure to subscribe to www.youtube.com/user/racingteamturner on YouTube, follow @11teamturner19 on Twitter, and "like" the official TTR Facebook page by searching "Team Turner Racing".

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TEAM TURNER TROOPS Team Turner Racing would like to thank all their sponsors for their support during the 2014 season, including KT Gas & Convenience, Aces Bar & Grill, Hank's Place, Braemar Building Systems, Alliance Concrete & Interlock, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Pyett Spring & Alignment, V&R Recycling, Transport Sales & Service, Booster Juice, Gale's Auto Aftermarket, Tetra-Chem Industries, The Truck Toppers, Champion Brands Canada, Total Coatings, JNE Recovery, Multiplex Manufacturing, www.HausersPharmacy.com, Beamer Farms, Mike Morris Holdings, JB Mechanical, Barlow Farms, Bryan's Farm Supply, Sundrim Golf, Fine Lines Signs, DSE Performance, The Powerhouse, Hitchman Trailers, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, Digital Detail, The Audible Difference, 5 Star Fitness & Nutrition, GF1 Chassis, Wings Unlimited, Wix Filters, NecksGen, and Ti22 Performance.

 

 

Camden Proud, Mike Barbera Look to Close Rookie of the Year Titles During Race of Champions Weekend

OSWEGO, NY (September 12, 2014) – With Sunoco Race of Champions Weekend finally beginning at Oswego Speedway, there is a championship within a championship to be decided this weekend in the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super and Novelis Supermodified divisions.

Young 15-year old Pathfinder Bank SBS rookie Camden Proud and Top Quality Construction owner and Novelis Supermodified driver Mike Barbera, will look to clinch Rookie of the Year titles this weekend in their respective divisions.

Behind the wheel of the Step One Creative No. 54 Small Block Super, Proud rides 12th in the overall driver standings with one top five finish and six top ten runs in 2014.

A former quarter midget driver, Proud has one qualifying heat race win this season as well, and is knocking on the door step of a top ten finish in the final driver standings.

Proud leads fellow Rookie of the Year candidate and Bud Light SBS Classic Rookie of the Race Jesse Bearup by 93.5 points, meaning all Proud has to do is fire up his No. 54 for warmups on Saturday to claim the title.

If all goes Proud’s way on Saturday he will join the likes of Bob Bond, Brian Sweeney, Chris Proud, Dan Kapuscinski, Dave Gruel, Kreig Heroth, Andrew Schartner, and Jeremy Pitcher as Small Block Super Rookies of the Year.

Proud would become the youngest Rookie of the Year title winner in the history of Oswego Speedway at 15-years old.

Kapuscinski and Ryan Coleman each won the award at 16-years of age.

Wheeling the Top Quality Construction No. 45 Supermodified, Barbera will also lock up his Rookie of the Year title this Sunday.

Barbera will become the 47th different recipient of the Speedway’s Rookie of the Year award, after contending part-time this season, and qualifying for the Budweiser International Classic 200 in his first try.

Kapuscinski and current Novelis Supermodified championship contender Gruel are the only two drivers in Speedway history to win both the Small Block Super and Supermodified Rookie of the Year titles.

SUNOCO Race of Champions Weekend opens its racing program Saturday, September 13 with grandstand gates opening at 3:30 p.m. The racing action will start that Saturday at 5 p.m.

Sunday the action continues with grandstand gates opening at 10:15 a.m. and qualifying to hit the Speedway at Noon.

The Sunoco Modified 200 is scheduled to take the green flag at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, September 14. The 75 lap Novelis Supermodified main will hit the Speedway prior to the 200 lap Modified nightcap.

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

For more information on Race of Champions Weekend visit online at www.raceofchampions.net.

 

 

 

 

Taylor Ferns Visits Fremont for the Jim Ford Classic

By Ferns Racing PR

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. — September 11, 2014 — Ohio has a handful of “must-see” events for 410-winged sprint cars each season. The Jim Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway in certainly one of those races. Named after former Fremont Speedway Promoter, the late Jim Ford, the two-night event was born in 2007, and has continued to grow each and every year. Taylor Ferns, who has competed in some of the biggest events in Midget and Silver Crown Racing will add the Jim Ford Classic to her resume this weekend, as the first marquee 410-winged sprint car event she has competed in since returning to the discipline, after spending the previous three-plus seasons in a variety of different race cars.

The Jim Ford Classic for the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions is set for Friday September 12 and Saturday, September 13. Each night will open with hot laps, followed by time trials, heat races and an A-Feature event on the quarter-mile oval, located at the Sandusky County Fairgrounds.

“Each time we got back to Fremont, I feel like we are getting better and better,” said Ferns. “The first time we went there we struggled and the last time we made some progress. There are still a few things we need to work on there, but I think we’ll be a bit better than we were last time there. We took last weekend off to regroup to prepare for this weekend. Hopefully that pays off and we can have a good run and gain a little momentum late in the season.”

Ferns has made two appearances at Fremont Speedway in 2014 in the Jimmy’s Towing/Indy Race Parts Maxim. She made her debut at the northern Ohio oval on July 5, and just missed qualifying for the main event. She returned to Fremont on August 9, coming home 16th in the A-Feature. Ferns finished second in the first heat race that night, after qualifying 16th-fastest. She was also scheduled to race at Fremont on July 26, but that event was rained out. The Jim Ford Classic will mark her eighth appearance with the All Stars this season.

“Time trials will be important both nights, as it always is when you race with the All Stars,” she shared. “Running those two laps as hard as you can is the key, no matter if you go out early in the order or late. You don’t want to leave anything on the table in time trials. A good pill draw definitely helps with that as well.”

Ferns most recently competed in the Attica Ambush with the All Stars at Attica Raceway Park in Ohio on August 29–30. She qualified sixth-fastest of the 30 entries on Friday, August 29. She finished seventh in the second heat race, which put her in the B-main, where she came home sixth, just two sports shy of transferring to the main event. On Saturday, August 30, Ferns finished sixth in the third heat race, missing a transfer spot by one position. In the B-main, she crossed the line eighth, with just the top-four moving on to the A-Feature.

This weekend, the opening night of the Jim Ford Classic will be 30 laps in distance, while the finale will be 50 circuits. That will mark the longest sprint car race of the season for Ferns.

“At a place like Fremont 50 laps goes by quick, but also 50 laps is a pretty long race, so you have take care of your equipment for the end,” said Ferns. “Staying on the lead lap is important as well as you are in traffic most of the time there and can get caught up behind some cars or put in some tough spots, so staying on top of things and paying close attention for all 50 laps is a must.”

Ferns has one victory in a 410-winged sprint car this season, with that coming on June 6 at Southern Ohio Speedway with the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association. In regional competition across the Midwest this season, she has recorded seven top-10 finishes, as well as several strong qualifying efforts, including turning the sixth-fastest lap of the 62 entries that were at Atomic Speedway for the Ohio Sprint Speedweek show at the high-banked three-eighths-mile in June.

The 2011 USAC D1 Midget Series champion tentatively has around 15 races remaining on her schedule this season, including competing in the World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series in November.

Taylor Ferns and Ferns Racing would like to thank their valued partners: Jimmy’s Towing Recovery & Transport, Indy Race Parts, Motor City Auto Transport Inc., National Auto Placement, Project Podium, Women’s Sports Foundation, Lyn St. James Women in the Winner's Circle Foundation, FK Rod Ends, Lucas Oil, K&N Filters, Lansing Sanitary Supply (LSS), Simpson Race Products, ButlerBuilt, Allstar Performance, Stanton Racing Engines, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Race4Girls and Racing2Cure.

Keep up to date For the latest news, results and information on Taylor Ferns and Ferns Racing and to view a full 2014 schedule, visit TaylorFerns.com. Follow Taylor on Twitter at @TaylorFerns and like her on Facebook.

 

 

Fourth Annual Haubstadt Hustler Brings Tracy Hines to Tri-State Speedway

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—September 11, 2014 — Late season special events abound as the schedule winds down for most tracks in the Midwest. In Indiana, one of the last big sprint car races is the Haubstadt Hustler at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt. This single night event brings together, both the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series and Midwest Sprint Car Series for a full night of action. Three editions of the Haubstadt Hustler have been contested dating back to 2011, and Tracy Hines has raced in each and every one. He’ll keep his perfect attendance intact at the event this weekend as he takes the Carolina Nut Company DRC to Tri-State Speedway.

The 2014 edition of the Haubstadt Hustler, which is co-sanctioned by the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car series and the Midwest Sprint Car Series, is set for Saturday, September 13 at Tri-State Speedway. A full racing program is in store with a 40-lap, $10,000-to-win A-Feature capping the night at the quarter-mile bullring.

“This is one of the few races during the year where we don't have time trials,” said Hines. “Heat races are always important, but even more so when passing points are in effect. Some of it comes down to where you draw for the heat, but you also need a good car to finish up front if you start up front or to pass cars if you start at the back.”

Hines has made a pair of starts with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series at Tri-State Speedway this season. He finished 14th on April 26 and was 19th on July 19 during Indiana Sprint Week. The veteran driver has one win with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series at Tri-State Speedway, with that coming in 2002. Hines finished eighth in the Haubstadt Hustler last season and was also eighth in the inaugural edition of the event in 2011, while he was 17th in the race in 2012.

“We haven’t had the best of runs at Haubstadt this year, so we’ll kind of put a few of the things we tried in those races on the back burner and try something different,” Hines said. “We won on a smaller track earlier this year and feel like we have made some progress since that time. Things happen in a hurry at Haubstadt, and being alert of your surroundings, especially in traffic, is always a key.”

Last weekend, Hines finished second in the Tony Bettenhausen 100 for the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. He opened the event as the third-fastest driver in time trials of the 24 entries at the one-mile dirt oval. Hines would run second for the duration of the race to winner Kody Swanson. Hines is currently second in Silver Crown points to Swanson, 27 points out of the lead with two races remaining.

Entering the Haubstadt Hustler at Tri-State Speedway, Hines is eighth in points with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series. He has one win with the series in 2014, with that coming on April 25 at Gas City I-69 Speedway in his home state of Indiana. The 2002 series champion has 14 top-10 finishes in 21 starts.

Tracy Hines Racing would like to thank Primary Sponsors: The Carolina Nut Company, Hansen’s Welding Inc, Elliott's Custom Trailers and Carts, and MPHG Promotions Inc. Associate Sponsors for 2014 include: ProSource Professional Resources, Turbines Inc., Daum Crop Insurance, Parker Machinery, Stanton Racing Engines and Schipper Family Farms. Product Sponsors that are part of Tracy Hines Racing in 2014 include: Afco Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Autonet Mobile, Indy Race Parts, Bell Racing, Kenny’s Components, Race Bumpers, Hoosier Racing Tires, CSI Competition Suspension, Shadow Graphix, Driven Racing Oil, Sander Engineering, Hughs Brothers and Midwest Sheet Metal.

For more information on Tracy Hines Racing, visit http://www.tracyhinesracing.com. Follow Tracy on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TracyHinesRacin and “Like him” on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Tracyhinesracing.

 

 

Binz, Hagar, Dover, Kulhanek and Bergman Power to Victories for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (Sept. 11, 2014) - Inside Line Promotions drivers John Binz, Derek Hagar, Jack Dover, Ray Allen Kulhanek and Seth Bergman scored feature victories last weekend.

Binz advanced from sixth to garner his first career micro sprint win last Friday at Mountain Creek Speedway in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Hagar earned his first career 305ci triumph driving for Justin Carver on Friday at Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark.

Dover picked up his 14th victory of the season on Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., during an ASCS Midwest Region event. He also finished second at the Nebraska Cup on Sunday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb.

Kulhanek recorded his third win of the season on Saturday at Leesville 171 Speedway in Leesville, La., during the ASCS Gulf South Region race.

Bergman dominated the ASCS Sooner Region event at West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., on Sunday.

Other Team ILP drivers with at least one top five include:

Big Game Motorsports driver Craig Dollansky placed second with the IRA Sprints on Friday at Amsoil Speedway in Superior, Wis. He also finished fourth at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on Sunday.

Channin Tankersley rallied for a runner-up finish on Saturday at Leesville 171 Speedway to maintain a 109-point lead in the ASCS Gulf South Region championship standings entering the season finale.

Tony Bruce Jr. finished second at Junction Motor Speedway on Saturday and fifth at Eagle Raceway on Sunday.

Mark Burch Motorsports driver Danny Lasoski powered to a third-place result on Sunday at Eagle Raceway and from 17th to fourth on Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway to score the Hard Charger Award.

Cody Freeman ended fourth at Mountain Creek Speedway on Friday.

Also, thoughts and prayers continue to be with all of the families and heroes from Sept. 11! Sprint car racing is a lifestyle because of the freedom so many have fought to protect.

Additionally, Inside Line Promotions is offering a deal for one month of free PR for new clients during the remainder of this season. To learn more, e-mail InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com.

VICTORIES -

Jack Dover - 14 (Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on May 2, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1; Crawford County Speedway on May 9; Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb., on May 10 and July 12; I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on May 25 and July 17; U.S. 36 Raceway near Cameron, Mo., on June 13; 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on June 15; Park Jefferson International Raceway in Jefferson, S.D., on July 11; Boone County Fair at Albion Speedway in Albion, Neb., on July 13; Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kan., on July 26 and Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., on Sept. 6); Derek Hagar - 14 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mo., on March 1; Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tenn., on March 15; I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 5 and April 26; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on April 19 and May 3; Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on May 24; Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss., on May 25; Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn., on May 26 and Aug. 16; East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala., on June 14; Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, Ohio, on July 4; Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga., on Aug. 23 and Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on Sept. 5); Alex Bright - 11 (East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 21; Greenwood Valley Action Track in Millville, Pa., on April 5; Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, Pa., on May 2; Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., on May 25; Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa., on July 9; Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., on July 12 and Aug. 10; Big Diamond Speedway in Pottsville, Pa., on July 25; Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Aug. 15; Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on Aug. 16 and Lanco Speedway in Newmanstown, Pa., on Aug. 31); Seth Bergman - 9 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on April 4; West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., on April 18 and Sept. 7; Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 17 and July 26; Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on May 24 and May 25; Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on June 14 and Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on Aug. 31); Big Game Motorsports - 8 (Craig Dollansky - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 26, May 24 and June 21; Oshkosh Speed Zone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wis., on May 4 and Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on June 22/Sammy Swindell - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., on April 26; Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, on July 11 and Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 1); Henry Van Dam - 6 (Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on May 31 and June 14 and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on June 7, July 11, Aug. 2 and Aug. 23); Sam Hafertepe Jr. - 5 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on May 17; Heart O'Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on June 6; Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., on June 18; Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., on Aug. 16 and Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on Aug. 21); Giovanni Scelzi - 4 (Lemoore Raceway in Lemoore, Calif., on March 29; Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif., on April 18 and June 27 and Delta Speedway in Stockton, Calif., on May 31); Tony Bruce Jr. - 3 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on March 21; Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb., on May 24 and Outlaw Motorsports Park in Wainwright, Okla., on June 20); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 3 (Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on June 7; Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on July 26 and Leesville 171 Speedway in Leesville, La., on Sept. 6); Danny Lasoski - 3 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 6; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 9 and Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., on Aug. 30); Travis Rilat - 3 (Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia on Feb. 8; Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on May 3 and Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on June 20); White Lightning Motorsports - 3 (Jamie Ball - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 21/Devin Kline - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 19 and Aug. 2); Josh Baughman - 2 (Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, on July 12 and Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Aug. 16); Kevin Swindell - 2 (81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on March 29 and Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill., on Aug. 17); Channin Tankersley - 2 (Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on March 22 and Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, on June 21); John Binz - 1 (Mountain Creek Speedway in Grand Prairie, Texas, on Sept. 5); Andrew Felker - 1 (Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., on June 22); Chase Johnson - 1 (Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on Aug. 23); Trey Starks - 1 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on Aug. 28) and Austen Wheatley - 1 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 24).

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

 

 

STEVE KINSER & DONNY SCHATZ Tony Stewart Racing Teammates Return to Midwest, Begin Final 15 WoO Races of 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 11, 2014) – When Tony Stewart Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz left the state of Iowa 31 days ago, he was riding high after winning his eighth Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals and determined to maintain his torrid pace in the World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series. After competing in 13 races at 10 tracks in five different states and a Canadian province over the past month, the driver of the TSR No. 15 STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J returns to the Midwest this weekend on an incredible roll. Schatz and his TSR teammate Steve Kinser resume the grueling 92-race Outlaw campaign with their annual stops Friday at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, and Saturday at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota.

The 2014 season has been filled with many highlights for Schatz, who is chasing his sixth WoO championship. The Fargo, North Dakota racer leads the series in just about every statistical category. He has a 196-point lead in the championship standings with 15 races remaining and, with his Sept. 1 victory at Grays Harbor Raceway Park in Elma, Washington, he became the first driver since Kinser in 2003 and 2004 to win 20 races in consecutive seasons. Earlier in the summer, Schatz surpassed Mark Kinser for third all-time in WoO career wins, and his run of eight Knoxville Nationals wins in nine seasons is unmatched. Consistency has been key in building his lead in the championship standings and Schatz is the midst of a 23-race streak of consecutive top-10 finishes. During that span, he’s won 11 times, including a recent six-race winning streak, and he’s only finished outside of the podium in five of the those 23 races.

Putting up incredible numbers with the Outlaws was a Kinser trademark throughout his career. This year, the driver of the TSR No. 11 Bad Boy Buggies/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Performance Maxim is racing his final full WoO campaign during the “Salute to the King Tour.” He scored his 577th career victory in the season’s third race and is looking to close with some solid finishes to cap his illustrious WoO career.

Friday’s stop in Spencer has traditionally been highly anticipated by Schatz. The race is traditionally the first following the annual Western Swing. For the eighth consecutive September, the Outlaws will take to 3/8-mile, clay oval during the Clay County Fair. Schatz returns not only as the winningest driver in the eight previous races, but also on a two-race winning streak. He won the first two races at the facility in 2007 and 2008 en route to championships, and won again in 2012 before claiming a title. Last September, he led all 30 laps to score his 20th victory of the 2013 season.

Kinser is looking forward to getting closer to home, as well, with this weekend’s doubleheader. His first goal is making Clay County Fair Speedway the 143rd facility where’s he won a WoO A-Feature. The Bloomington, Indiana native has competed in all eight previous races there with his best finish of second coming in 2010. He finished third in 2012. Deer Creek Speedway is already on his win list following a thrilling battle with Schatz at the 3/8-mile high-banked, dirt oval in 2011. “The King of the Outlaws” has four top-five finishes in five starts at Deer Creek, including fifth in 2009, third in 2010 and fourth last season.

Schatz has been extremely good at Deer Creek, as well. In five races, he has finished second three times and, in the other two races, he finished fourth in 2010 and sixth in 2013. When the Outlaws made their debut at the track, he led the first 28 laps before finishing second to Joey Saldana. In 2011, he started on the front row with Kinser and the two staged a dramatic battle, but Schatz couldn’t get the top spot. The 2012 race may have been his best race at the track. He had the capacity crowd on its feet as he charged from 17th into the lead on lap 34, but couldn’t fight off a final-corner slider by Craig Dollansky.

With 74 WoO A-Features in the books for 2014, Schatz leads the series with his 20 A-Feature wins, 53 top-five finishes and 67 top-10s, 12 KSE Hard Charger Awards and 19 heat-race wins. Kinser is solidly in eighth position in the standings with his one victory, 10 top-fives and 36 top-10s this season.

For Friday’s race at Clay County Fair Speedway, the pit gates will open at 2 p.m. CDT with the grandstands opening at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. More details are available by visiting www.slspromotions.com.

Saturday at Deer Creek Speedway, the pit gates will open at 2 p.m. CDT, with the grandstands opening at 3 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. More details are available by visiting www.DeerCreekSpeedway.com.

Race fans unable to attend this weekend’s events can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Fans can listen live as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO STP Sprint Car Series events on the DIRTVision.com cybercast, as well as on the DIRT Radio Network. Go to www.DIRTVision.com for more information on all the site features, including live results from the track.

Steve Kinser, Driver of the No. 11 TSR/Bad Boy Buggies/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Performance Maxim:

With the Western Swing in the rearview mirror, it’s back to the Midwest. You’ve had some good runs the past few years at both Clay County and Deer Creek. Are you excited to be returning to those tracks this weekend?

“We’re always looking forward to going back to places where we can race and have some fun. The run out West can be a bear sometimes. You are racing at some smaller tracks where things can happen. We had a couple of nights there in California where we found ourselves in the wrong place at the wrong time, but the those followed a night at Chico where we did have a pretty good run and finished fourth. The trip across the country is hard, but you spread it out over three days and, by the time we get to Spencer Friday, everyone will be ready. Those two tracks have been really good places for us the past handful of years. We’ve got a good setup and, honestly, they are places where you move around make some spots up by having a good car. I know the Bad Boy Buggies guys (Scott Gerkin, Gary DuBois and Mark Angerett Jr.) are looking forward to a good weekend before we go home and run some shows in Indiana next week.”

Donny Schatz, Driver of the No. 15 TSR/STP/Armor All/Chevrolet Performance J&J:

It’s been an incredible 2014 campaign. You’ve won 20 races for the second consecutive year and positioned yourself well in the championship chase. What are your goals for the next 15 races?

“We’d like to win them all but we know that’s probably not possible. The only one we can win is the next one. We’re excited about heading back to Clay County. We’ve had some really good races there the last few years. The fans come out and really support that event and the STP team (Rick Warner, Steve Swenson, Eric Prutzman) gives me a great car there. It’s been a place where we’ve had a lot of success and hope that we can continue that Friday. The goal then turns to getting a win at Deer Creek. It’s one of the best places we race at and another place where we have great fan support. I know I have a lot of fun there but still haven’t been able to win one there, yet. We’re determined to try and do that. Wins are all that matter to us right now. We’re not counting down races. We’re counting opportunities. There are a lot of races left on the schedule and we still have quite a bit to accomplish.”

 

 

Perris Auto Speedway

SENIOR & YOUNG GUN SPRINTS SATURDAY AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY - WILLIAMS CAN WRAP UP TITLE!

(Perris, CA, September 11, 2014) The PAS Senior and Young Gun Sprint Cars will both be in action at the “Southern California Home of Major League Sprint Car Racing,” Perris Auto Speedway, this Saturday night, September 13th, at the Glenn Howard Classic. Joining the two divisions on the all open wheel program will be the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and the California Lightning Sprint Cars. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM with the first green flag of the night at 7:00.

For the Young Guns, it will be their final race of the 2014 season and Trent Williams, a 17-year-old racer from Victorville, already has one hand firmly locked onto the championship trophy. Williams carries a 27-point lead over Holtville’s George Morris heading into the finale. Unless a much larger than normal field shows up on Saturday, all Williams should have to do is start the main event to lock up the crown.

Victorville’s Trent Williams hopes to wrap up the PAS Young Gun championship at the Glenn Howard Classic at Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday. He will move up the Amsoil USAC/CRA Series in 2015. Media, please feel free to publish this photo and please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Saturday’s race will be the last time Williams makes a start in the series which is for drivers 14-21. Like last year’s champ Logan Williams, who is not related to Trent, he will be moving up to the USAC/CRA Series for the 2015 campaign.

Unlike the Young Guns, the Senior Sprints, for drivers 45-years-old and older, will still have a pair of races at the 19th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction left on their 2014 schedule. Recently turned 63-year-old Bruce Douglass of Ventura holds a 23-point lead over Santa Clarita’s Bill Badger heading into Saturday’s race. After a slow start to the season, 2013 champion Rick Hendrix of Palmdale is third and only 40-points behind Douglass. Second year driver Steve Brown of Corona holds down the fourth place spot while retired Riverside dentist Jim Giardina is fifth.

Ventura’s Bruce Douglass takes the trophy after winning his fourth PAS Senior main of 2014 on August 16th. Media, please feel free to publish this photo and please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

PAS Young Gun Point Standings

1. Trent Williams - Victorville - 348

2. George Morris - Holtville - 321

3. Mitchell Collins - Lake Forest - 309

4. Mikey Lovas - Menifee - 303

5. Parker Colston - Lake Elsinore - 261

PAS Senior Sprint Car Point Standings

1. Bruce Douglass - Ventura - 393

2. Bill Badger - Santa Clarita - 370

3. Rick Hendrix - Palmdale - 353

4. Steve Brown - Corona - 273

5. Jim Giardina - Riverside - 271

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

Camping for all events at The PAS is available for $25.00 per night. The campground will open at noon on Friday. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2014 season. 1-800LoanMart, 777 Racecars, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, California Budget Finance, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Engine Pro, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, Marjon RV, Pacific Coast Works, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town and Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, United States Army, US Foods and Valley Auto Salvage.

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

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Budweiser Salute to the King Outlaw Showdown Will Rock Rolling Wheels Raceway Park on Saturday, Oct. 11

King of Beers honors Steve Kinser's final run at 'The Fast Track'

ELBRIDGE, N.Y. - Sept. 11, 2014 - In one month on Saturday, Oct. 11, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars will help Rolling Wheels Raceway Park close out its season with the Budweiser Salute to the King Outlaw Showdown.

Budweiser is the King of Beers and Steve Kinser is the King of the Outlaws so matching the two together on Oct. 11 at high-speed 5/8-mile oval is the perfect way to spend a Saturday night in the midst of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week taking place throughout Central New York. It will also mark Kinser's final appearance at Rolling Wheels as a touring racer with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars. Kinser, a 20-time series champion from Bloomington, Ind., has 12 Outlaw victories at Rolling Wheels, more than any other driver.

Off the track there is an exciting opportunity to gain access to the unique Bud Light Beer Garden VIP Experience. For $100 fans will get pit access, seating in the pit grandstands, FREE parking, an open bar, a buffet, closed circuit TV coverage and the opportunity to meet one of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series stars.

"It's hard to say exactly what it is about Rolling Wheels," said Kinser, who last won at Rolling Wheels in 2012. "The biggest thing is that we've always had success there. It started really early and every time we show up it's continued. It's a big track where you can use the speed of these cars. The corners are tight enough that you have to hit them just right to maintain your speed and get all the way down to the other end. We have a couple of tracks that just fit my driving style perfectly. We've been able to win a lot of races here, and the goal is to get another one. It's a pretty good drive up there, but I can tell you the trip home after a win is always a good one."

Defending Rolling Wheels winner Donny Schatz has been the hottest sprint car driver on the planet this season. He's dominating the standings in a quest to earn his sixth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship during a season that has seen him win 20 races for the second year in a row, move into third-place all-time on the Outlaws' record list, and capture his eighth Knoxville Nationals crown. Schatz is a three-time Rolling Wheels winner who is aiming to continue building on his historic season.

In addition to the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars, the night will also feature the Win-and-You're-In DIRTcar Big-Block Modified event, where the winner secures the final starting position in the NAPA Super DIRT Week $50,000-to-win Syracuse 200 on Sunday, Oct. 12, at the New York State Fairgrounds' historic 1-mile oval in Syracuse.

Tickets for the event, as well as the Bud Light Beer Garden VIP Experience, can be purchased online by clicking www.WorldofOutlaws.com/tickets or by calling 877-395-8606.

For questions about events at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, click www.RollingWheelsRaceway.com or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RollingWheelsRaceway or follow us on Twitter at @DIRTcarNE . Fans can also call DIRTcar at 315-834-6606.

The Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar Racing in the Northeast Region is brought to fans by several sponsors and partners including Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Chevy Performance Parts, NAPA Auto Parts and Safety-Kleen. Contingency partners include the University of Northwestern Ohio, ASI, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix, ButlerBuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, KSE Racing Products, Motorsports Safety Systems, MSD LLC, Fox Shocks, Racing Electronics, Superflow and Wrisco Industries.

 

 

McQueen Overcomes Adversity to Claim Top 10 Finish

By Robert Haugh

Bakersfield’s Shannon “Lightning” McQueen was blistering fast in the McQueen Racing #7 Lucas Oil/Simpson Race Products Spike/Esslinger by Duane McQueen at the 1/4-mile Silver Dollar Speedway in the USAC-Western States/Bay Cities Racing Association 30-lap feature on September 4, overcoming adversity to score a hard-fought Top 10 finish.

Heading into the fabled Gold Cup race of Champions event, McQueen entered with high hopes, vying to repeat her earlier June win at the historic oval at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico, CA.

McQueen has been fighting oil pressure issues with one of the team’s Esslinger by Duane McQueen engines, and the team thought the issues had been resolved. However, after hot laps, it became apparent that was not the case, causing the team to roll out the secondary car.

Rolling the backup car just in time for qualifications, earning the sixth fastest time of 24 cars, despite being on only three cylinders and greatly underpowered. After her qualifying lap, the team discovered a broker rocker arm. McQueen’s father Duane resolved the engine woes while crew chief Rob Russell diligently worked on the chassis set up. The team readied the car just in time for her Heat race, where she rallied from a fifth starting position to finish second.

Starting fourth in the 30-lap feature, McQueen fell back early, working to figure out a tricky track. Having missed the set up slightly, the car was tight in the center of the corner, though McQueen was patient and cautious, scoring a ninth-place finish in the feature event.

“We went in with high hopes of repeating our winning ways from there in June, however, it was not meant to be. We had one issue after another the entire night,” stated a disappointed McQueen.

McQueen returns to action on September 20 for a USAC-WS event at her hometown track at Bakersfield Speedway.

McQueen became the first woman to win a BCRA Midget championship in 2011 when she claimed the BCRA Dirt Midget crown, then claimed the 2012 USAC-Western States Midget championship, amassing four Heat race wins, nine Top 5 runs, three fast time awards and 13 Top 10s in 2012. McQueen also holds track records at Silver Dollar Speedway and Orange Show Speedway.

McQueen is also the first female owner to boast a win with a female driver when Oklahoma’s Michelle Decker won a USAC Western States Midget Feature in April 2012 at McQueen’s home track of Bakersfield Speedway at the helm of one of McQueen’s potent Spike/Esslinger entries.

McQueen Racing would like to thank all of our wonderful sponsors: Lucas Oil Products, Simpson Race Products, Eibach Springs, DMI, Rod End Supply, K&N Filters, Advanced Racing Suspensions, MPD, Ruth Engineering, Jet-Hot Performance Coatings, Butler Built Seating Systems, Schoenfeld Headers, American Fabrication, West Evans Motorsports and Esslinger Racing Engines by Duane McQueen.

Visit www.shannonmcqueen.com for more information on McQueen Racing.

 

 

McQueen Racing Announces All-Female Three-Car Team for 2015 Chili Bowl

By Robert Haugh

McQueen Racing will be returning to a three-car, all-female team for the 29th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals held January 12 through 17, 2015 at the Tulsa Exposition Center’s QuikTrip Center in Oklahoma.

“I am very excited to announce that McQueen Racing will once again be fielding a three car team for the 2015 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. I am also very pleased that this years team will be an all female driver team. As team owner I like to give female drivers the opportunity that I had to work so hard to achieve. When I retire as a driver I would like to think that I will still own a race team and would like to give a talented female driver the opportunity.”

McQueen Racing returns to a three-car team after fielding a two-car team in the 28th Annual Chili Bowl earlier this year. Joining the McQueen racing stable will be team owner Shannon McQueen, Oklahoma’s Michelle Decker and 22-year-old Canadian racer, Amber Balcaen.

Balcaen (www.amberbalcaenracing.com) of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, is a third generation racer that has been racing for over 10 years, earning several wins in Go-Karts, Lightning Sprints (Mini Sprints) and claimed a championship as well. The 2014 season marks her maiden year in the Apex SpeedSports Eagle/Mopar Winged 410 Sprint Car. She’s currently campaigning the Sprint Car in the Midwestern U.S. The Chili bowl will be her first-ever non-wing event and first career Midget start.

“Racing is in my blood. I’ve been at the track since before I was born and it will always be my greatest passion,” says Balcaen.

Decker, a veteran Sprint Car pilot from Guthrie, Oklahoma, currently sits third in the Powri West Midget series point standings. Additionally, Decker was third in the ASCS Sooner Region points in 2011 and was the 2008 Sprint Car champion at Oklahoma’s State Fair Speedway. Decker was also the 2005 Super Sprint Winter Nationals champion at State Fair Speedway.

McQueen became the first woman to win a BCRA Midget championship in 2011 when she claimed the BCRA Dirt Midget crown, additionally, McQueen is the first and only female driver to claim a USAC-Western States Midget championship when she claimed the 2012 USAC-Western States Midget championship, amassing four Heat race wins, nine Top 5 runs, three fast time awards and 13 Top 10s in 2012. McQueen also holds track records at Silver Dollar Speedway and Orange Show Speedway.

McQueen is also the first female owner to boast a win with a female driver when Decker claimed a USAC Western States Midget Feature in April 2012 at McQueen’s home track of Bakersfield Speedway at the helm of one of McQueen’s potent Spike/Esslinger entries.

McQueen Racing would like to thank all of our wonderful sponsors: Lucas Oil Products, Simpson Race Products, Eibach Springs, DMI, Rod End Supply, K&N Filters, Advanced Racing Suspensions, MPD, Ruth Engineering, Jet-Hot Performance Coatings, Butler Built Seating Systems, Schoenfeld Headers, American Fabrication, West Evans Motorsports and Esslinger Racing Engines by Duane McQueen.

Visit www.shannonmcqueen.com for more information on McQueen Racing.

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

After a week of silence, Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio comes back to life this Saturday night, September 13. After rain plagued the first attempt to set Waynesfield history, the Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds will now have the opportunity to set history by determining spots in the A-main using a King of the Hill racing format. The format entails the top four finishers in each modified heat race automatically transferring to the A-main. First and second place finishers in each heat race will be entered into the King of the Hill tournament. The tournament consists of a head-to-head two-lap showdown. The winner of each two-lap shootout will advance to the next round of the bracket. The last driver standing in the bracket will start on the pole for the 20 lap A-main. Drivers in the King of the Hill tournament will make up the first four rows of the A-main. The further a driver advances in the bracket, the closer to the front they will start in the feature. As an added bonus to drivers going head-to-head in the bracket, $900 in product certificates courtesy of the Contingency Connection are up for grabs. In addition, the Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprint Cars and the Block Insurance Tough Trucks will also be in attendance fighting for last minute points. The Non Wing Sprints have the tightest point battle of the three divisions on the card Saturday with Kyle Simon holding on to the lead with just a 26 point cushion over Mike Dunlap. Adult general admission is just $12. Children ages 11-15 years old are $6. Anyone under the age of ten is FREE. Pit admission is just $25. Gates swing open at 4PM in the pits, 5PM in the grandstands. Cars hit the track for hot laps at 6PM with racing following at 7PM. Join the conversation and fill out your own prediction bracket online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, and on Twitter using the hashtag #WRPKOTH.

 

 

Bill Balog and B2 Motorsports:

Tough Luck in the North Woods!! Bristol, WI – September 11, 2014. Bill Balog and the B2 Motorsports team headed north this past weekend for pair a prestigious events which also included several outside travelers, starting with the 26th Annual Northern Nationals at the Amsoil Speedway in Superior, WI. Going out 20th of the twenty-three cars on hand, Bill was able to lay down the 3rd fastest time setting himself up with a 6th place starting position in the 3rd heat race. Bill would make his way forward in the heat race to finish in the 3rd position behind Ben Schmidt and Craig Dollanskytransferring him into the feature. The #3 pill was draw for the feature setting the 17B to start in the 4th position. Bill would fall in line in the 5th position when the green flew fighting a tight car until an open red on lap five allowed the crew to make some adjustments on the car. Once back under green, the car handled much better as Bill would make his way up to the 3rd position. Bill would track leaders Bill Rose and Dusty Zomerdown in lap traffic, but the night would end on lap nineteen when the front axle broke coming through turns one and two. The team headed south on Saturday to the Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, WI for the 14th Annual Jerry Richert Memorial. With thirty-six cars on hand, Bill would qualify midway through laying down the 5th fastest lap setting him up with a 5th place starting position in the 1stheat race. Bill would settle in the 5th position when the green flag flew, but on lap two made his way past Austin Johnson into 4th. The top four ran nose to tail to the finish with Bill finishing 4thbehind Terry McCarl, Skylar Prohaska, and Mark Dobmeiertransferring into the feature. The #4 pill was drawn for the feature setting Bill up with a 4th place starting position. After the smoke cleared from the fireworks, racing was underway as Bill made his way by Dusty Zomerinto the 3rd position trailing John Sernett and Brooke Tatnell. On lap two Bill would dive to the bottom of the track passing Tatnell coming out of turn two and would now chase Sernett. On lap four, Sernett tagged the wall in turn four surrendering the lead to Bill. With Bill now in the lead the race would restart and run another lap before the red flag would fly as turn four ate up another car right in front to the 17B sprinter. The race would resume for three more laps before caution would fly again as a car spun in front of Bill again. Once racing got back underway Bill rocketed out to a sizable lead clicking off laps at a blistering pace. With five laps to go, Bill struggled with a couple of lap cars which allowed Ian Madsen to close in on Bill. As Bill came through turns three and four, the #18 machine of Madsen got by Bill coming to the white flag. Bill would counter his move coming through turns one and two, but Madsen’s momentum allowed him to get back by the 17B sprinter. Bill would make a last corner effort to get under Madsen coming through three and four as Madsen followed a lap car into turn three, but came up just short as he would finish in the 2nd position behind Madsen. This weekend, Bill and the B2 Motorsports team will hit the road again as they will take on the World of Outlaws this Friday and Saturday. On Friday night, the team will take on the three-eighths mile oval of the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer, IA for the Arnold Motor Supply Shootout. On Saturday night, the team will head to Spring Valley, MN to the high banked three-eighths mile of the Deer Creek Speedway for the ASGROW/DEKALB Clash at the Creek. Bill and the B2 Motorsports Team would also like to thank our continued supporters/sponsors including: Buesser Concrete, Rocky Rococo’s Pizza and Pasta, XYZ Machining, JR’s Contraptions, Maxim Chassis, HepfnerRacing Products, Gleason Equipment, Super Shox, Xtreme Stainless, Stumble Inn Bar and Grill, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, Auto Meter, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Astro Titanium, DMI, Race Gear X, Vaportrail Clothing, Allstar Performance, Competition Driveline Service, BLZ, and Outerwears. Stay up to date with what is going on with Bill and the B2 Motorsports team by checking out the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/bsquaredmotorsports.Schedule changes, rain outs, and race updates are posted on the Facebook page as they happen. Also remember to check out Bill Balog and the B2 Motorsports Team by visiting www.billbalog.com for driver and crew bios, our schedule, pictures, videos, and to sign our guestbook if you’d like to.

 

SALDANA LOOKING FORWARD TO RETURNING

TO CLAY COUNTY AND DEER CREEK

SPENCER, Iowa (Sept. 10, 2014) – The World of Outlaws have started their trek from the West Coast to the Midwest. They will race at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa Friday, Sept. 12, and on Saturday, Sept. 13, the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M team gets a little closer to its northern Minnesota base when the Outlaws set up racing operations at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn.

Last year the Motter team scored a runner-up finish at Clay County and they were fifth at Deer Creek. Out of five events contested by the World of Outlaws at Deer Creek, Saldana has won two. He drove to victory lane at the inaugural event in 2009 and followed that up with another win in 2010.

“We did well in the West Coast races in Washington and Oregon, but California wasn’t very kind to us,” said the Brownsburg Bullet in a synopsis of recent events. “We’ve had a few days to regroup and we’re looking for podium finishes this weekend.

“Dan (Motter, team owner) has been traveling but we expect him to rejoin us at Deer Creek. The track's been good to me, and I'm hopeful we can go that one extra step and get back in the winner’s circle,” said Saldana.

Saldana sits fifth in World of Outlaws point standings, only four points out of fourth.

He has five victories so far this season, 32 top five and 52 top ten finishes. He is the Outlaws’ leading qualifier having scored 22 quick times. The signature yellow sprint car piloted by second-generation driver Saldana has led 271 laps.

Notable: The Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop sprint car has added some color this week and stopped traffic (Sept. 8 – 13) at the HE&M Saw booth at the International Manufacturing Technology Show at McCormick Place in Chicago.

“This venue gives the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M sprint car not only national exposure, but the IMTS show is one of the biggest machinery shows in the world, with guest from all over the world attending.,” said HE&M Saw service manager Bob Foster.

“Business is very good. HEM SAW has very loyal customers as does Joey with his loyal fan base. We are both very similar in this aspect.”

 

 

Dirt Car Notes From the Illinois State Fairgrounds

By Jay Hardin

(September 9, 2014)-Jack Hewitt is slated to return to USAC Silver Crown competition in two weeks but Kody Swanson did one hack of a Hewitt impersonation Sunday when he wheeled the familiar white 63 of Bob Hampshire and Ralph Depalma to victory in the 53rd Bettenhausen 100 Sunday at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Kody is a very nice young man and an absolute tiger with the 63 machine, trying to destroy anything and anyone in the path of victory lane, which is exactly what he did.

Quick in practice at about a half second off the track record, he set quick time as the 18th scheduled qualifier with a 31.999. On the drop of Mo’s green he went right to the lead and while Tracy Hines was able to keep up for a bit, eventually Swanson pulled away to one of the most dominating wins in the 80 year history of championship dirt car racing at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

Kody became the 14h driver since 1953 to take dirt car racing’s ‘triple crown’, that is post wins on all 3 of the of the dirt fairground miles. He joins such names as Jimmy Bryan, Rodger Ward, A.J. Foyt, Al Unser, Mario Andretti, Jack Hewitt and Chuck Gurney to win at Indianapolis, Springfield and DuQuoin. J.J. Yeley was the last driver to join that prestigious list when he won DuQuoin in 2003. Only Bryan, Foyt, Unser and Hewitt have won all three in the same year.

Swanson is the 18th Springfield race winner to start on the pole and the 17th to lead all 100 miles. He gives a car numbered 63 win number 3, a Chevrolet engine win number 35 on the Springfield mile and the 16th win at Springfield for a McCreary-American Racer shod car. It is just the second Springfield win for the hometown Maxim chassis.

Swanson thrilled the paying customers several times with daring passes of lapped traffic going into turn one, including twice when he nearly hit the inner rail trying to get around lapped cars.

Interesting stat is that the top three in USAC Silver Crown points finished 1-2-3 on Sunday with 2006 Bettenhausen winner Tracy Hines taking second and Bobby East taking third. If Swanson can win the title he will become the 20th Springfield winner to win a national championship as well (9 National Champions, 10 Silver Crown champions) and the first to do so in 12 years.

Several of the teams had to really thrash to get cars ready for Springfield. Chris Windom’s RW crew basically built a new car and he brought it home fifth. Chris Fetter’s team worked to get an engine in the 88 car, while Marc Longworth and crew got Dave Darland’s mount ready for Sunday. Jacob Wilson’s crew also put in some long hours and Kenny Gentry showed up just in time to fire and tag the tail of the Bettenhausen 100. Unfortunately Terry James was unable to get the 23 ready in St. Louis for the tow north.

Twenty-four cars made the trip for the rain date. Five that did not come from DuQuoin were the Daum 5, the James 23, C.J. Leary’s 35, the Jerry Bruce 50 and the 53 of Robbie Ray. The 91 of John Hunt, the 40 of David Byrne and the 18 of Gentry were not at Springfield on the original date, the 99 of Chris Bell and the 30 of Tiffany Wyzard were but unable to make the program.

A.J. Fike was strong Sunday but unable to pull off the three-peat. The black and gold Beast seemed to have trouble exiting the corners yet A.J. managed fourth.

Russ Gamester’s crew worked feverishly to fix a mechanical issue and fired up from the pits just as the command was given to start engines. He finished 11th in his 22nd Springfield start. Dave Darland made start number 21. Gamester is now third behind George Snider and Johnny Parsons, Darland tied for fourth with Larry Dickson.

Benton’s Shane Cockrum won at DuQuoin and was ready for the next dirt car victory of his career, unfortunately the car known as “Ginger” was not. Her power steering gave up on lap 34 after starting 6th. Ginger is an ex-Foxco Beast campaigned by Steve Fox for Jon Stanbrough. We believe the car is at least ten years old.

Nice guy Randy Bateman celebrated 30 years in the series and ran well until the car overheated at the three quarter mark.

Just like DuQuoin, Dennis McQuinn had the highest finishing rookie in Brady Bacon who ended the day 10th after starting 3rd. Third generation driver and teammate Steven Russell ran 98 laps and finished 14th.

Steven was the subject of a nice story in the Illinois State Journal Register. He combines racing with his other sport, football as a lineman for the defending state champ Rochester Rockets. Due to weather his Friday night game got rescheduled to Saturday night. He had three tackles in their Saturday night win.

Olney’s Levi Jones, two-time Silver Crown and five time USAC Sprint car champ ran second for Galen Fox at DuQuoin and it was thought he would be a real threat at Springfield. Levi did go from 16th to 9th at the end but the anticipated charge never materialized.

Chris Urish and some internal issues in the engine during practice and was unable to fire at the start. However, Illinois supported the series once again with 8 of the 24 starters calling the Prairie State home soil.

Sunday was a gorgeous day in the capitol city, high in the upper 70’s and bright sunshine. It did help to dry out the track which had received quite a bit of rain on Friday night.

The track had some speed in early practice, and then slowed down due to the sun and a slight breeze. A second groove existed at times in turn 3 and 4, but the fast way was right down on the rail in turns one and two.

USAC did not post an official time and speed, but only two brief cautions slowed the field and the time of race had to have been less than an hour and five minutes. The two slowdowns were both for stalled cars, Kenny Gentry on lap 3 and Caleb Armstrong on lap 41.

A great job of covering the Bettenhausen by the SJ-R’s Ryan Mahan, WICS TV and the Bloomington Pantagraph. It’s great to have local media recognize the importance, prestige and history of auto racing at the fairgrounds.

Sunday’s crowd was not bad for a rain date and certainly was enthusiastic. I understand there were quite a number of people on the infield in turns 3 and 4.

Seen walking around were former drivers Donnie Beechler and Scott Ritchhart.

I’ve heard snippets from people who didn’t enjoy the race. Why? Swanson did exactly what he is paid to do, pedal his hot rod as fast as it could possibly go. He obviously had the best mount and on this day it was dominant. Champ car races are long, strategic events. They aren’t 8-15 mile races contested on small tracks. These races (and victories) show who can manage the car over a long distance at high speeds. The victories get drivers noticed and those that want to move on to say, NASCAR, usually do. I’d wager at times there have been more Silver Crown champions and race winners in NASCAR than from any other series (outside of NASCAR).

The Yankees, Steelers, Celtics all were dominant in their respective sports. There is nothing wrong with dominance in an auto race. If a guy can ‘stink up’ a race, I say more power to him. I’ve heard for years people talk about ‘great races’ only to find that the only thing great may have been the finish. Take the 1992 Indy 500 for example. All anyone remembers is the finish but frankly the race itself was terrible. Caution after caution after caution. Would I have liked a race similar to DuQuoin? Sure. However, Sunday saw a race at a historic venue under beautiful skies with a series on the comeback trail. No one hit the wall and no one got hurt, and we had a first time Springfield winner. Seems like a pretty good day to me.

A paragraph or two of self-indulgence, if you don’t mind. It was an honor and privilege to be behind the microphone Sunday for the 53rd Tony Bettenhausen 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds and a coming home of sorts for this writer. I grew up 30 minutes north of the fairgrounds and was practically raised at Springfield Speedway and the Springfield Mile. Sunday marked the 47th Bettenhausen 100 for me and to think I followed Twenty Grand Steinbock, Rex Easton, Bobby Baugh, Bill Hill, Gary Lee and my friend Jim Childers at the mike still leaves me in awe. I hope that USAC’s Dillon Welch and I were able to keep you informed and entertained for the afternoon. Thanks to the drivers for their cooperation in interviews, thanks to the fans, and a big thank you to Bob Sargent and Jim Childers for the opportunity. I won’t forget it.

 

 

Marysville Raceway Park

By Bob Burbach

Sprint Car champs will be crowned Sat!

Marysville- The mighty Winged Pacific Sprint Cars will headline the show this Saturday night at Paul and Kathy Hawes’ Marysville Raceway Park. The MRP Wingless Sprint Cars, the MRP Hobby Stocks, Nor Cal Dwarf Cars and Pro 4 Sprints will also return to the raceway in championship point racing competition.

The riveting, year-long fight at the top of the MRP Winged Pacific Sprint Car Series and the MRP Wingless Sprint Car title chase are the featured attractions Saturday and a champion will be crowned. The MRP Wingless Sprint Car Crown will also be awarded in Saturday’s action. In the MRP Winged Sprint Car class, championship point leader John Michael Bunch leads the way over talented rival Peter Paulson of Woodland. But, Bunch has been able to right the ship during some pretty dramatic mid-season challenges and seems poised for his first ever title in the premiere series. Paulson is thirty-four markers out of the top spot. There is a potential 50 point swing available at each event. But, truth be told, Paulson not only needs that elusive win but he also needs some help from lady-luck.

It was unclear whether rookie star Jeremy Hawes would be back in the saddle after his monumental, head-on crash in the last event. Hawes will be the Rookie of the Year regardless as he currently sits third in the overall point standings headed into Saturday.

Regardless of the championship implications, a stout field of cars and stars will be in the house Saturday. This is going to be a battle royal in the final championship point race of the season as dirt track racing’s gladiators strap on their winged, 800 horsepower racecars.

Brandon Dozier of Marysville will have another opportunity for victory. Brandon has been a rocket over the last few weeks. His two victories this season put him in some pretty elite company though mid-season luck has kept him out of the hunt for the title. Oroville’s Heath Hall will also return as he and Dozier have been the quickest around MRP over the last two months. Mid-season luck has also kept Hall from a shot at the title.

Three-time champion Colby Wiesz; “The Colfax Comet” is expected to be in the field again Saturday. His 54 feature event victories at MRP remain the all-time record in the sprinters. Fellow three-time champ Billy Wallace of Grass Valley will also be in the field. But Wallace has not had a “Wallace” kind of year. Wallace has won nearly twenty feature events over the last three years, but has gone winless this season; a fact he’d like to change on the final night of the season. Once again, lady winged sprint car star, Orland’s Reyna Krueger is expected. Krueger is a 4 time winner in the winged sprint cars at MRP.

In addition to the $1000 in cash for the feature event winner, The Contingency Connection Bonus program will offer some $1100 in additional bonus opportunities to the winner.

The wild slides of the MRP Wingless Sprint Cars will also be on the card in their final championship point racing event in advance of the national USAC sprint car show next week at MRP. Sacramento’s Tim Sherman Jr. is just ten points ahead of 2011 champion of the division, Grass Valley’s Brett Youngman. Both Youngman and Sherman have won this season, but Marysville’s Josh Vieira and, recently, lady racer Misty Castleberry have been strong. Vieira has visited victory lane as well this season and Castleberry has been knocking at the door.

Look for some more paint to be traded as the MRP Hobby Stocks return with another slam-bang show. Local driver Eddie Hammett has a stranglehold on the title, but stronger fields of late have made this class very entertaining

The traveling Nor Cal Dwarf Cars are also making a stop at MRP Saturday. The dwarf cars will make their last stop at MRP in advance of their annual Nationals held the weekend of September 26th and 27th. They, too, will decide their 2014 champion on Saturday night.

The Pro 4 Sprinters will run their second-to-last show of the season where Misty Castleberry has been the class of the field.

Grandstands open at 5 with racing at 7.

The text is based on information we have at the time of its release.

Note: Please make this observer aware of any names that are misspelled or incorrect.

Go to Marysville Raceway Park’s Facebook for all the latest updates or our website at marysvilleracewaypark.com.

 

 

DAMION GARDNER ENDS UP WITH AMAZING TOP SPEED OF 211+ AT BONNEVILLE!

(Concord, CA, September 10, 2014) Like he does on quarter to half-mile dirt tracks around the west coast, the amazing Damion Gardner put on a big show and impressed everyone when he walked away from the Bonneville Salt Flats with a dazzling top speed of 211.5884 MPH in a sprint car.

Media please feel free to publish this and the other photo in this release of the “World’s Fastest Sprint Car Driver” Damion Gardner and please give photo credit to Surf N’ Sprint.

After arriving at Bonneville on Sunday, the champion racer from Concord, California methodically put on a clinic on how to go fast on the famous stretch of Utah salt. While there, he made a total of six passes and the last four were all at speeds of over 200-MPH! No other driver in history has driven a sprint car at anywhere near Gardner’s recorded Bonneville speeds.

A late night Sunday thrash by the “Green Demon” team saw them welding to repair a broken left rear torsion link bar started the march towards 200-MPH. After a first pass at 194-MPH on Monday, Gardner, who is known around the racing world as “The Demon,” reeled off a pass at 202-MPH and then another at 205. However, what he did on Tuesday shocked everyone.

Nobody in their wildest dreams - except maybe Damion Gardner - would have thought that his first pass on Tuesday would be over 6-MPH faster than Monday’s 205, but that is just what he did. He amazed everyone and fulfilled the second part of his dream. When he first went to Bonneville in 2013 he had two goals. One was to become the “World’s Fastest Sprint Car Driver” and the other was to go 200-MPH. He accomplished the first, but he had to wait 13-months to get the second. And, in typical Damion Gardner style, when it came about, he did it with flash.

What is next for Damion Gardner? Will there be more at Bonneville? If yes, is 220-MPH a thought? Stay tuned and within in the next few days he will be supplying those answers.

Everything, including the historical 205-MPH pass is being shot for an exciting documentary titled, “The World’s Fastest Sprint Car.” The made for TV production is being written, directed and produced by Surf N’ Sprint and will be shot by the award winning racing specialists from LoudPedal Productions. Click on the following line to ride along with “The Demon” on his historical 211-MPH run: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XH_4EneW2Fc&list=UUuaxfAugSI-ByjFsyLD0K6g

Damion Gardner would like to thank the following for making this enormous task possible: Surf N’ Sprint, Frankland Rearends, J. Milano Co., Shaver Engines, Lucas Oil, ARP, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Yak Graphics, Schoenfeld, Waterman, Simpson, Willwood, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Advanced Racing Suspension, Maxwell Industries, Victory Race Cars, Beast Chassis, Maas Powdercoat, Kenny’s Components, Santamauro Racing, Lee Power Steering, Butler Built Seats, Schroeder, Brown & Miller, Champion Spark Plugs, System 1, Barne’s Systems, Eibach, TSR, Indy Race Parts, MPD, Beaver Stripes, K&N, Jessel, Comp Cams, Donovan, Seals It, LoudPedal Productions, KMD Racing.

Watch for more follow ups on this noble effort in 2014. You can also check out what is going on by visiting the Damion Gardner Fan Page on Facebook. The pages of Steve Watt and Loudpedal Productions will also offer their takes on all the high speed happenings.

To hear Damion Gardner’s 2013 interview about driving the “World’s Fastest Sprint Car” with Shawn Wood on the Dirt Track Channel, please click on the following link: http://thedirttrackchannel.com/Webcast/tscsAug1313.mp3

Media, to contact any of the principals in this endeavor, please contact Scott Daloisio at sdaloisiosports@aol.com or call 909 226-7768.

 

 

Back to the Midwest: Kraig Kinser Set for Clay County & Deer Creek

By Kraig Kinser Racing PR

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — September 10, 2014 — Kraig Kinser has gotten plenty of windshield time over the last month as the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series has visited 10 tracks in five states and one Canadian province over the course of a grueling 13-race stretch, including seven shows in eight nights in Washington, Oregon and California. After putting in another 1,800 miles this week to get from California to Iowa, the second-generation driver will compete at Clay County Fair Speedway in Iowa, and Deer Creek Speedway in Minnesota, aboard the Mesilla Valley Transportation/Casey’s General Store/King Racing Products Maxim.

The Arnold Motor Supply Shootout at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, is set for Friday, September 12. The series then heads north to Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota, for the ASGROW/DEKALB Clash at the Creek on Saturday, September 13.

“We have definitely had a busy last couple weeks, and we are excited to get back to the Midwest, because that means we’ll be back at the shop in a few more days,” said Kinser. “It’s a long trip across the country for this week’s races, so running well in them makes it worth it. We have had pretty good runs at both tracks and feel comfortable at both.”

Kinser finished second in his debut at Clay County Fair Speedway in 2008, leading 26 laps in that race. Last season at the three-eighths-mile fairgrounds track, he crossed the line eighth. Kinser timed in 13th-quickest and powered his way from fifth to second in the first heat race to earn a spot in the dash. He came home ninth in the dash, which put him on the inside of the fifth row for the 30-lap main event. Kinser has five top-10 finishes in seven starts at Clay County Fair Speedway dating back to 2008.

The native of Bloomington, Indiana, finished eighth at Deer Creek Speedway last season, after lining up 14th at the high-banked three-eighths-mile. He opened the night as the 14th-fastest driver in time trials. He finished sixth in the second heat race to earn a spot in the 35-lap A-Feature. In his career, Kinser has made five starts at Deer Creek Speedway, recording top-10 finishes in each of his last three visits to the track. Kinser finished a career-best sixth at the track in 2012.

During the recent West Coast swing, Kinser picked up a best finish of 10th at Grays Harbor Raceway in Washington on Labor Day.

“We had a fast car most nights on the West Coast, but didn’t have too much luck on our side, and ultimately didn’t have too much to show for it,” Kinser said. “Out here with the Outlaws, it takes a little bit of everything to be in contention night in and night out. We feel like we have made a lot of gains in the second half of the year, especially in time trials, and are getting closer to where we want and need to be. Right now, it just seems like we need luck on our side a bit more.”

Kinser is currently ninth in points with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series on the strength of 27 top-10 finishes.

Kraig Kinser By the Numbers: Clay County Fair Speedway & Deer Creek Speedway 0.375- Miles around both Clay County Fair Speedway and Deer Creek Speedway 2- Best finishing position at Clay County in 2008; Tracks in both Iowa and Minnesota that the World of Outlaws compete at this year 5- Career starts at Deer Creek Speedway 6- Best-career finishing position at Deer Creek Speedway, coming in 2012 7- Starts at Clay County Fair Speedway 8.3- Average finishing position in seven starts at Clay County Fair Speedway 9- Current position in points 11.2- Average finish in five starts at Deer Creek 11.474- Track record at Deer Creek Speedway 13.074- Qualifying record at Clay County Fair Speedway 26- Laps led at Clay County in 2008 27- Top-10 finishes this season through September 7 177- Miles from Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, where the World of Outlaws compete on September 12 to Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota 1804- Distance in miles from Antioch Speedway in California, where the World of Outlaws raced on September 7 to Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa 2008- Year of first start at Clay County Fair Speedway 2009- Year of first start at Deer Creek Speedway 8877- Points earned this season through September 7

Keep up with all the action For the latest news on Kraig Kinser, visit http://www.kraigkinser.com, and follow Kraig on Twitter at http://twitter.com/kraigkinser11k and receive live updates from the track each and every race night.

Tune in Listen live to each and every World of Outlaws event on DIRTVision.com with “The Voice of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series” Johnny Gibson on the call. Visit www.DIRTVision.com for live audio of each and every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event.

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – Canadian Nationals This Weekend!

(Bill W) September 10, 2014 – Wayne Johnson is preparing for this weekend’s Canadian Nationals at the Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario. The event will see practice on Thursday, with racing on Friday and Saturday. Last weekend’s Cole Cup at Utica-Rome Speedway in New York didn’t go as well as planned, so the Knoxville, Iowa driver is champing at the bit to get back on the track this week.

Setup issues plagued Wayne at last weekend’s Cole Cup. “The last time we were way too loose there, and this time, I was way too tight,” he says. “It was slick, but we were stupid tight all night. We just weren’t any good.”

He would make the show in a race sanctioned by the Empire Super Sprints and Patriot Sprint Tour, but he would pull off early. “We ended up starting sixteenth in the feature,” says Wayne. “The car was just not good. We ended up parking it.”

This weekend’s $12,000 to win event has become a favorite for Wayne. “I’m really looking forward to the Canadian Nationals,” he says. “Ohsweken is always a track we like going back to.”

Drivers will be at the event from far and wide. Shane Stewart, Paige Polyak, Chuck “The Cobra” Hebing, Bryan Howland, Dustin Daggett, Steve Poirier and Jared Zimbardi are just a few of the early entrants. “There’s always good competition here for sure,” says Wayne. “It’s just gotten better and better over the years too. It’s one of the premiere races out there.”

Wayne was able to win the 4th Annual Canadian Nationals in 2008. “That was really a highlight for me,” he says. “We were able to come up here and win that for Glenn (Styres) in 2008. That was actually the first time I’d ever seen this track.”

Follow Updates on Facebook!

Wayne will update as his race night commences at his Facebook page. Find it by searching for Wayne Johnson Racing or clicking the following link…

http://www.facebook.com/#!/WayneJohnsonRacing

Outlaw Wings – “The Wing with an Attitude”

Check out the new “recessed rivet” design put out by Outlaw Wings. Talk to Wayne about purchasing Outlaw Wings for your car! Outlaw Wings – "The Wing with an Attitude"!

Wayne's Fast Facts

Wayne won the 4th Annual Canadian Nationals at Ohsweken in 2008. Driving a car owned by Glenn Styres, he had never competed at Ohsweken before that weekend. Starting sixth, he would take the lead from Dustin Daggett on lap 25 of 30. Daggett was second, ahead of Bryan Howland, Dale Blaney and Chuck Hebing.

Partner of the Week – Simpson Performance Products

Simpson Performance Products is headquartered in New Braunfels, TX with more than 80,000 sq. feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. Many of our restraints, helmets and flagship parachutes are manufactured and tested right here. Simpson fire suits and crew uniforms are manufactured outside of Los Angeles, CA in our 52,000 sq. foot facility. Simpson also employs the largest customer service and sales team devoted solely to servicing NASCAR customers of any racing safety supplier, based in the heart of NASCAR country, Mooresville, NC. Visit us online at www.TeamSimpson.com!

"Wednesday's with Wayne"

"Wednesday's With Wayne" is an up close look at the past, present and future of colorful and talented sprint car driver Wayne Johnson. You'll never know what to expect next with Wayne, so don't miss us on Wednesdays!

To receive "Wednesday's with Wayne", send an e-mail to sprntcar@hotmail.com with"Wayne" in the subject line.

Wayne Johnson Racing would like to thank partners, Todd Carlile, Vern Rengen, Miles with Townline Variety, Russell with Outlaw Wings, Ray with City Vending, Scott with Stone Mountain Access Systems and product sponsors Bill with The Oil Medics, Byron with Sebastian Sandblasting & Powdercoating, Shawna and Kaleb with Triple X Race Components, Bob with Rod End Supply, Dave with Astro Titanium, Mark and Doug with Schoenfeld Headers, Desiree at Simpson, Jeannie at Butlerbuilt, Tom at Xtreme Accu-Tach, Carl with Kustom Sprint Car, Brad with Momentum, Charlie with Fisher Racing Engines, Team Achieve and Tim with Canyon Apparel.

 

Starks Searching to Change Luck With Sportsman Sprints Debut Saturday at Skagit

Inside Line Promotions - LEBANON, Ore. (Sept. 10, 2014) - Trey Starks is aiming to change his luck this Saturday at Skagit Speedway.

Starks will make his sportsman sprints debut driving for Doug Rutz at the 3/10-mile track in Alger, Wash., following a rough week in the Northwest.

"We jammed a year's worth of bad luck into a few days," Starks said. "We went through more equipment than I think I have the whole year. It was just bad luck. That was the story of the last week of racing. Hopefully we got that out of our way and I can pick up another win or two this season."

The second half of Starks' busy six-day, six-race schedule kicked off a week ago Sunday, Aug. 31, at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., with the Summer Thunder Sprint Series.

"We didn't qualify too well," he said. "We made a couple of changes for the heat race and we were really good."

Starks timed in ninth quickest during qualifying and he won his heat race, which lined him up in the fifth row for the main event.

"We went out for the main and were really good," he said. "We had a couple of restarts and were up to sixth. About six laps in we blew a right rear tire."

The team changed the tire and Starks rallied from last to an eighth-place result, which marked his 20th top 10 of the season.

"We were fast," he said. "The track was a little bit one lane. It would have been nice to not blow that tire and to stay up front."

Starks returned to Grays Harbor Raceway on Monday, Sept. 1, for a World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event.

"In qualifying our transponder wasn't working," he said. "We got a lap at the end and the track went way away. In the heat we were in contention for a transfer spot on the last lap and the u-joint and rear end broke."

Starks was relegated to the Last Chance Showdown after qualifying 23rd quickest and being unable to finish his heat race.

"We got everything changed and we were in second by turn one (of the LCS) and the car popped out of gear," he said. "I slowed and was trying to get it back in gear. The caution flew as I got it back into gear and got it going. They disqualified us for intentionally causing the caution. Looking back I should have just stopped, but that wasn't even in my mind at the time. It's really tough to not make it into a main event at one of your home tracks because of something like that."

The busy week wrapped up on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Willamette Speedway with the World of Outlaws.

Starks qualified seventh quickest and he finished fourth in his heat race, which lined him up on the outside of the fifth row for the main event.

"We pushed off for the main and the only thing I noticed when I was idling around was that it was difficult to keep steady," he said. "I went to get on the throttle to get lined up and it picked up a bad vibration. We brought it in to the work area to check everything. We went back out and pulled off after the start. We ended up breaking a rocker. That was a cap to all the bad luck we had."

Starks was credited with a 24th-place result after pulling into the pits on the opening lap.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 31 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 8 (9).

Sept. 1 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: DNF (8); B Main: DNF (6).

Sept. 2 - Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 4 (2); Feature: 24 (10).

SEASON STATS -

56 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 20 top 10s, 32 top 15s, 36 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at any race he attends as well as on http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Starks Timber Processing

Starks Timber Processing is a logging business owned by Trey's father, John, who is a third-generation logger. It has been based out of Washington for more than 15 years.

"Starks Timber Processing is what provides me the opportunity to race," Trey said. "It has played a huge role in my life, both on the track and away from it."

Starks would also like to thank Southstar Equipment, Blue Dot Fabrications, SpeedMart, King Racing Products, Masco Petroleum, RCC Powder Coating and Emory Transmission for their continued support.

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STARS Season Hits the Final Stretch Starting September 20th
By: Rich Murray
Morris, Ill. (September 10, 2014)—After a two-week break, the drivers of the D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midgets are eyeing the final two-race stretch of the season at Grundy County Speedway beginning on Saturday night, September 20th with “70s and 80s Night.” The season concludes with the 7th annual “Alex Pruett Memorial ‘Til the Wheels Fall Off’” presented by 3 Wide Life on Saturday night, September 27th.
For the penultimate STARS event of 2014, fans can bring their favorite green leisure suit to celebrate the 1970s or wear their favorite pair of acid washed jeans that have been stashed away in the back of their closet since 1987 to re-live the 1980s. The night features the STARS National Midgets along with the return of the Illini Racing Series Midgets, STARS Classic Modifieds, INEX Legends, and the CSR Super Cups.
On the STARS season, four different drivers have pulled into victory lane: Kyle Hamilton (4 wins), Austin Prock (4 wins), Nick Baran (1 win) and Travis Young (1 win). Hamilton, Prock, and Joliet, Illinois’ Jim Anderson are involved in a three-way tie at the top of the all-time STARS Midget wins list with eight, but the record could be broken soon as Hamilton and Prock have been the hottest drivers in STARS this season. Prock leads the STARS point standings with a 193-point advantage over Tyler Trainor, Ryan Probst, Nick Baran, and Billy Hulbert.
Coming up on Saturday night, September 27th, the season finale for the STARS National Midgets will take place with the “Alex Pruett Memorial.” The event honors the life and racing career of versatile midget, sprint car, and PRA Big Car Series competitor, Alex Pruett, who passed away in 2007 at the age of 20.
Pruett, who was born in Evanston, Illinois and was a native of Carefree, Arizona, raced from coast-to-coast in series such as USAC, SCRA, and UMARA, an organization with which he won the “Bob Lockard Memorial” at Grundy County Speedway in July of 2006. Off the track, Alex was known for his outgoing personality and his fun-loving attitude that made him popular among fellow competitors, fans, and race officials. Alex was even one of the creators of the popular independent motorsports show “3 Wide Life” that is still going strong on TV sets nationwide.
Two former winners of the “Alex Pruett Memorial” are expected to compete in this year’s event. Franklin, Indiana’s Travis Young, whose car carries sponsorship from 3 Wide Life, took the checkered flag in the Inaugural race in 2008 at Anderson, (IN) Speedway. Current STARS Midget point leader, Austin Prock, won the most recent edition in 2013 at Grundy County Speedway.
The “Alex Pruett Memorial” will be the fifth 50-lap feature run at Grundy County Speedway in 2014. Hamilton has collected every 50-lap STARS Midget feature that he has competed in this season. Plainfield, Illinois’ Nick Baran was able to win the duel between himself and Prock to take the “Illinois State Championship” in August.
Other series that will compete at Grundy County Speedway in the “Pruett Memorial” on September 27th include the STARS Classic Modifieds, INEX Legends, CSR Super Cups, and the Legacy Midwest Series. For both of the remaining STARS events, adult tickets are just $12. Kids age 5-12 get in for $2. Children age 4 and under are free! Pit gates open at 2 p.m. Grandstands open up at 5 p.m. Racing starts at 6:30 p.m.
CURRENT 2014 STARS NATIONAL MIDGET POINT STANDINGS:
1. 41-Austin Prock (1227), 2. 25-Tyler Trainor (1034), 3. 99p-Ryan Probst (1015), 4. 87-Nick Baran (912), 5. 88-Billy Hulbert (910), 6. 33h-Kyle Hamilton (764), 7. 11-Tyler Baran (737), 8. 99-Kyle O'Gara (606), 9. 32w-Nick Wagner (555), 10. 32-Nick Hamilton (526)
ALEX PRUETT MEMORIAL FORMER WINNERS
2008 – Anderson Speedway – Travis Young
2009 – Columbus Motor Speedway – Caleb Armstrong
2010 – Columbus Motor Speedway – Dalton Armstrong
2011 – Grundy County Speedway – Tanner Swanson
2012 – Grundy County Speedway – Tyler Cottongim
2013 – Grundy County Speedway – Austin Prock

 

 

BIG WINS HIGHLIGHT WEEKEND FOR J&J

McKENZIE, TN - J&J Auto Racing drivers continued the outstanding 2014 Sprint car campaign by earning several more wins in competition with a number of series last weekend. Wade Nygaard took home the John Seitz Memorial in North Dakota, Joe Ramaker scored the GIbson Guitars Supernationals in Montana. Tony Grams continued his pursuit of a Carolina Racesaver championship by winning in North Carolina and Ray Allen Kulhanek picked up another ASCS triumph in Louisiana. Josh Schneiderman and DJ Simmerman were also J&J winners last weekend.

NYGAARD NABS FOURTH SEITZ MEMORIAL

Wade Nygaard came home victorious in Saturday night's John Seitz Memorial race at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. Nygaard wheeled his No. 9 J&J into the lead on the final lap of the 25-lap main event to score the win, which was his 247th career Sprint car triumph.

Chris Shirek (No. 1 J&J) and Lee Grosz (No. 4j J&J) finished second and third to give J&J a podium sweep.

GRAMS WINS EAST LINCOLN

Tony Grams drove his No. 22 J&J to victory Saturday night in the Carolina Racesaver's main event at East Lincoln Speedway in Stanley, North Carolina. It was the fifth win of the season for Grams and allowed him to extend his lead in the 2014 championship standings to 66 points.

RAMAKER TOPS GIBSON GUITAR SUPERNATIONALS

Joe Ramaker pulled off a late-race pass to bring him his sixth victory of the season last Saturday at Gallatin Speedway in Belegrade, Mont. Ramaker, behind the wheel of his Ostrich-powered No. 98 J&J, started fifth and drove around Jeremy McCune following a restart with two laps remaining. Ramaker leads the ASCS Frontier championship standings with two races remaining and his six victories ties Ramaker for most in all of ASCS action.

RAY ALLEN WINS ASCS GULF SOUTH

Ray Allen Kulhanek won his second ASCS Gulf South Region feature event Saturday at Leeseville 171 Speedway in Louisiana. Kulhanek drove the No. 21T J&J to victory in his heat and drew the pole position for the main event. He had an early battle with fellow front row starter Scottie McDonald before seizing control and winning his third main event of 2014.

SCHNEIDERMAN SCORES BURLINGTON CHECKER

Josh Schneiderman raced from fifth to first at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa last weekend in the 305 Sprint Car Feature event. The driver of the Deuce Motorsports No. 2 J&J patiently worked his way forward in the main event despite a number of cautions and ultimately took the lead for good on lap 20.

"I needed green flag laps to keep the tires warm," said Schneiderman. "When I’d get two or three laps strung together, I had a rocket ship, and it was a matter of me hitting my marks. We were perfect at that point. It’s always good to win. It was a quality class with a quality group of cars on Saturday." SIMMERMAN SCORES RIVERSIDE WIN

DJ Simmerman raced his No. 8S J&J to victory last Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas. The win was in the 305 class and Simmerman ranks third in the season standings.

HOLLIMAN EAGLE FLYER

Tadd Holliman was feature winner on Friday, August 29 at Eagle Raceway in Nebraska during the IMCA Racesaver Nationals in the Husrt No. 45 J&J. He came back on Labor Day and finished second.

 

 

Bloomington Speedway

"The Greatest Show on Dirt" returns to Bloomington Speedway on September 26th!
Reserved tickets- $40, section D&E of main grandstand.General admission- $35 for adults 13 and over, kids 12 & under are FREE!
The first 200 kids receive a free 6x4 checkered flag, Hot Wheels & racing manufacture stickers! There is also a playground for the kids.. will have large grass Twister, tic-tac-toe, & a cornhole board!
"Kings Court" section- $111 per person and include food/drinks in hospitality area, commemorative ticket, & exclusive hillside seating. A limited number of these tickets are available so order yours today!
Terrace boxes- $180 per box for 4 people
Tickets can be purchased online at http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com (under Bloomington Speedway)
A portion of the 50/50 raffle will go to the National Open Benefit for Injured Drivers.
We will also have special prizes given throughout the night for people that purchase a 50/50 ticket!
Prizes include: Indy Fuel tickets/merchandise, Curry Auto gift basket valued over $150, Morty's Comedy Joint tickets, Kid gifts, and misc. restaurant gift cards, Bloomington Nursery Gift Card, pit pass upgrades, Tom Crean and Matt Painter photos just to name a few!
On hand racing this special night will also be the Midwest Mini Sprint Association (Non-Wing) http://www.midwestminisprints.com
We will also be giving $100 extra tow money for any non-wing drivers attempting to qualify for the World Of Outlaws race!
So be sure to grab a friend and head out to Bloomington Speedway, September 26th located at 5185 S. Fairfax Rd, Bloomington, IN 47401
General Admission gates open at 2:00, Pits at 3:00, Hot Laps at 6:30 with Racing at 7:00

 

Hanks Garners Top 10s at Junction Motor Speedway and Eagle Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - EAGLE, Neb. (Sept. 10, 2014) - Brandon Hanks accomplished his mission during a pair of ASCS Midwest Region races in Nebraska last weekend.

Hanks earned his way into the feature redraw via solid performances in his heat race both nights before scoring a top 10 on Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction and on Sunday at Eagle Raceway for the Nebraska Cup.

"We accomplished our goals and I'm happy about that," he said. "Being consistent like we are at all these new tracks, that's what tickles us to death."

The weekend started on Saturday when Hanks advanced from fourth to second place in his heat race at Junction Motor Speedway.

"Saturday night was a solid night," he said. "We jumped to second and we were able to hold on to second the whole heat race. We were chasing down the leader, but it was single file and hard to pass."

Hanks then pulled the No. 5 in the feature redraw to line up on the inside of the third row for the main event.

"We missed it for the feature," he said. "We were so loose. I couldn't go anywhere. I tried high, low, middle. We were falling back in a hurry. I counted about halfway through the race and we were about 12th or 13th. I was trying to hang on."

Then the track began to take rubber, which helped the handling on his sprint car.

"With about six laps to go that track started taking rubber and it woke my car up so quick," he said. "We had two cautions back to back and both times a single car fell out. That put me up to about 10th or 11th for that final restart with about two laps to go. I went all the way up to sixth in one lap and was chasing down (Danny) Lasoski. If the track had taken rubber a few laps sooner I might have been talking about a win. Everyone else was pushing so bad. Mine was dead on."

Hanks finished with a sixth-place result.

The weekend concluded on Sunday at Eagle Raceway, where Hanks captured his heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. He then pulled the No. 8 in the feature redraw to line up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

"About halfway through the race we were running sixth or seventh," he said. "I had just passed Lasoski and a lapped car hit me in the rear. It spun me so I had to restart at the back and we went from 16th up to seventh. I was happy we were able to sneak back into the top 10."

Hanks rebounded from the spin to post a seventh-place finish, which marked his 15th top 10 of the season.

He will make his debut at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, this Friday and Saturday with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour for the Port-A-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 6 - Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 6 (5).

Sept. 7 - Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 7 (8).

SEASON STATS -

37 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 15 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Port-A-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Walls Paint and Body Shop

Walls Paint and Body Shop is an auto repair and paint business located in Covington, Tenn.

"They've been good friends of ours since I was a kid," Hanks said. "I want to thank them for everything they have done and for making the cars look incredible every year."

Hanks would also like to thank Performance Powder Coating, D&B Farms, Blue City Neon Signs & Graphics, J&J Auto Racing, Wesmar Racing Engines, RE Enterprises, Hinchman Racewear and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Baughman Closes ASCS Midwest Weekend in Nebraska With Crazy Crash

Inside Line Promotions - EAGLE, Neb. (Sept. 10, 2014) - Josh Baughman's weekend landed upside down in Nebraska.

Baughman was involved in a wild flip in turns three and four during the ASCS Midwest Region feature at Eagle Raceway on Sunday, when he ended off the racing surface and against a fence with a 14th-place result.

"It was my first good flip of the year," he said. "The track was great at Eagle. It was real racy. There was a top and a bottom. We were up on the fence. I just made one mistake."

Baughman had rebounded into the top 10 during the feature after he placed seventh in a heat race and fourth in a B Main.

"We started 18th and made it up to about seventh," he said. "I just got over the curb and flipped it over the fence."

The crash capped a weekend that began at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction on Saturday.

"The track wasn't real racy," he said. "In our heat race we got kinda jammed up. We had to come out of the B Main and started at the back of the A Main. It rubbered up early, we rode around and that's how it ended."

Baughman finished fifth in his heat race, fourth in the B Main and 15th in the main event.

He will take this weekend off before tackling the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's Midwest Fall Brawl at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on Sept. 19-20.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 6 - Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. - Heat race: 5 (5); B Main: 4 (4); Feature: 15 (18).

Sept. 7 - Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. - Heat race: 7 (6); B Main: 4 (5); Feature: 14 (18).

SEASON STATS -

39 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 14 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 31 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 19-20 at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the Midwest Fall Brawl with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlights video by Thriller Productions of Baughman's victory at Devil's Bowl Speedway on Aug. 16: http://vimeo.com/103698546

APPAREL -

Baughman will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at his race trailer throughout the season. For a list of his scheduled events, visit http://www.JoshBaughman.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Compression Generation Services

Compression Generation Services is a natural gas business based in Humble, Texas.

"They are great people to deal with and I'm glad to have them on board for 2014," Baughman said. "I look forward to seeing their name in the winner's circle with me."

Baughman would also like to thank Hollywood Blasting and Coating, Beard Equipment, Energy Equipment Co., Fischer Body Shop, Gleco Platings, Factory Kahne, B&H Industrial Supplies, FK Rod Ends, K&N Filters, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, MSD Ignition, Weld Wheels, Vortex Wings, Maxim Chassis, Dynotech Performance and Oakley for their support.

 

 

Tankersley Capitalizes on Kind Gesture to Earn Podium Finish at Leesville 171

Inside Line Promotions - LEESVILLE, La. (Sept. 10, 2014) - Channin Tankersley caught a fortunate break last Saturday at Leesville 171 Speedway.

"We blew up in hot laps and didn't have another motor," he said. "Luckily Bruce Griffith was gracious enough to let me run his car for the night. Whenever we blew up he came to us and another guy approached us as well to keep us in the championship. I'm very grateful about that. That was a year saver right there."

Tankersley hopped in Griffith's sprint car to start his ASCS Gulf South Region heat race on the pole.

"I went into it blind and threw something at it to get it close," he said. "The car wasn't horrible. It was just a little too snug. We probably would have been alright if we didn't have a caution on the last lap. That allowed Ray Allen (Kulhanek) to close in on me and he passed me on the last lap."

Tankersley's runner-up finish gave him enough points to advance into the feature redraw. He pulled the No. 4 in the random draw to start the main event on the outside of the second row.

"Going into the feature we made a bunch of changes," he said. "I ran third most of the race. With about five laps to go we got into some good traffic. I got around second place and some lapped cars where it was a clear track between me and Ray Allen. I started reeling him in a bit, but ultimately just ran out of time."

Tankersley finished second, which marked his 13th top five of the season. It also gives him a 101-point advantage in the championship standings entering the ASCS Gulf South Region season finale on Sept. 27 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas.

This weekend Tankersley will drive for Griffith during the Port-A-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on Friday and Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. He finished sixth during the event last season.

"It's a very nice facility and it's a hammer down joint," he said.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 6 - Leesville 171 Speedway in Leesville, La. - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 2 (4).

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 2 wins, 13 top fives, 21 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Port-A-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Accu-Fab

Accu-Fab is a machine shop located in Topeka, Kan.

"Calvin, who owns Accu-Fab, has been a big supporter for the past couple of years," Tankersley said. "I can't thank him enough for helping me out."

Tankersley would also like to thank Marvin and Peggy Pearson, Challenger Drilling, Miller's Machine & Welding, Griffith Truck & Equipment, Day Motorsports and Watercraft Plus, LLC for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Fresh Faces and Veteran Names of Shaffer, Kistler Join Renegade Sprints

Inside Line Promotions - FINDLAY, Ohio (Sept. 10, 2014) - While the Renegade Sprints are building a schedule for next season, more than a dozen sprint car drivers have agreed to compete full-time with the 410ci series.

Tim Shaffer has joined Greg Wilson and Chad Kemenah, who were the first two drivers to sign on, to chase the championship next season.

"I think it's going to be really exciting for everybody," Shaffer said. "It's a good group of people and is going to make it fun again. I think that's the key thing is making it fun for everybody. That's what our sport is missing. We want to put that excitement back in it. I think we have the right group of guys to make that stuff happen."

In addition, inaugural Renegade Sprints feature winner Randy Hannagan, Dean Jacobs, Cole Duncan, Danny Holtgraver, Danny Smith, Caleb Helms, Andrew Palker, Travis Philo, Bryan Sebetto and Rob Chaney have agreed to compete with the series to become the inaugural champion.

Series officials are also working to finish a points fund, which is expected to exceed six figures.

Renegade Sprints President Shane Helms, Vice President Larry Helms and Secretary Rob Hunter would like to welcome Treasurer Paul Kistler to the team.

"We are excited to have Paul on board and think he brings a great amount of knowledge and respect to the Renegade Sprints," Shane Helms said. "Adding Tim Shaffer to the mix of talented drivers is also thrilling. We have a great group of veterans and younger drivers so the future of the Renegade Sprints looks bright."

Kistler is an engine builder with several championships under his belt. He is also the owner of Kistler Racing Products in Ohio.

"I think it's going to be a good series," he said. "It has a lot merit to it. It has some good people behind it. I think that there's something that needs to be done. I'm excited for it. The success of it would be to get something going, get a points fund and get something going to keep owners in this sport. The biggest thing we need to do is keep owners in this sport."

The next Renegade Sprints event is slated for Saturday, Sept. 27, at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Pittsburgh, Pa.

NEXT EVENT -

Sept. 27 at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Pittsburgh, Pa.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Renegade410Sprints.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RenegadeSprints

E-mail: RenegadeSprints@yahoo.com

RENEGADE SPRINTS -

The Renegade Sprints is a new 410ci sprint car series with approximately 50 races throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Michigan. The series anticipates building a points fund for eligible drivers and for every race to pay at least $5,000 to win.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Superstars Stewart Friesen, Bobby Santos Join Race of Champions Weekend Lineup at Oswego

OSWEGO, NY (September 10, 2014) – When the 64th annual Race of Champions Weekend gets underway this Saturday and Sunday at Oswego Speedway, two open-wheel racing superstars are expected to be in the lineup.

Two-time Super DIRTcar Syracuse 200 champion Stewart Friesen and former NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Bobby Santos are expected to be at the ‘Steel Palace’ for a weekend’s worth of action.

Friesen, from Sprakers, NY, is expected to make his first start in an asphalt Modified this Sunday for the Sunoco Race of Champions 200, in a Rick Kluth owned Modified.

One of the most versatile drivers in all of racing, Friesen already has wins in both Modified and 360 Sprint Car competition this season.

Plans are for Friesen to also test on Friday at the Speedway.

Santos, of Franklin, MA, who recently drove to a fourth place finish in the 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 driving the Graham Racing No. 11 Supermodified, is expected to return to Supermodified action this weekend.

Like Friesen, Santos plans to test on Friday night from 4-8 p.m. prior to racing on Sunday, but this time will drive the newest Xtreme chassis design No. 21 Supermodified, driven in the 2014 International Classic by Ray Graham.

Plans have not been announced as to whether or not Santos will also contend in the Sunoco Race of Champions Modified 200 on Sunday.

SUNOCO Race of Champions Weekend opens its racing program Saturday, September 13 with grandstand gates opening at 3:30 p.m. The racing action will start that Saturday at 5 p.m.

Sunday the action continues with grandstand gates opening at 10:15 a.m. and qualifying to hit the Speedway at Noon.

The Sunoco Modified 200 is scheduled to take the green flag at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, September 14. The 75 lap Novelis Supermodified main will hit the Speedway prior to the 200 lap Modified nightcap.

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

For more information on Race of Champions Weekend visit online at www.raceofchampions.net.

 

 

FINAL SPRINT CAR RACE AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY UNTIL NOVEMBER’S BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS THIS SATURDAY!

(Perris, CA, September 10, 2014) Race fans from around the west will get their final look at the popular Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series before November’s 19th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction this Saturday night, September 13th, when Perris Auto Speedway presents the annual Glenn Howard Classic. After Saturday, fans will have to wait two months before seeing another sprint car race at the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval. In addition to the USAC/CRA cars, the PAS Senior & Young Gun Sprints and the California Lightning Sprint Cars will also be in action. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM with racing at 7:00.

“Saturday will be the final time these guys get to race before the Oval Nationals and the last time fans will get to see sprint cars here for nearly two months,” Perris promoter Don Kazarian said on Wednesday morning. “The Southern California Fair comes in during October and we have one stock car race late in the month and then it is time for the Ovals. If teams want to try anything in live competition, Saturday will be there last chance to do it.”

In addition to it being the last sprint car race at The PAS before the Oval Nationals, it will be the last race in the series before then as well. After Saturday, teams will have two months off to prepare their cars for their highest paying race of the 2014 season. The Oval Nationals will pay $20,000.00 to win and $1,000.00 to start the November 8th finale. The total purse for the race stands at over $91,000.00.

In addition to Saturday’s race being an important tune-up, the fact that it honors Glenn Howard is not lost on anyone.

“This is a big race for everyone involved,” Kazarian said. “Glenn Howard meant so much too so many people for decades. He was a driver, owner, innovator and official. Such an important part of the history of open wheel- racing in Southern California. All of the drivers want to win the race named after him and will put extra emphasis on getting to the checkered flag first. It would be a big honor for them to have their name on the winner’s list of this event. They will be running hard all night.”

 

 

Double Features for Cory Haas this Friday at Williams Grove Speedway ‘The Grove’ is the Lone Stop for Haas during Upcoming Weekend

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

York, PA (September 10th, 2014) - Cory Haas and the Barshinger ‘11C’ team will resume competition this Friday night, September 12th at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. ‘The Grove’ will feature two 25-lap main events for the ‘410’ sprint cars this Friday night; including the rescheduled ‘Billy Kimmel Memorial’ that was intended to take shape during the Labor Day weekend. The starting grid is already locked-in for the ‘Billy Kimmel Memorial’ make-up main event, with Cory Haas scheduled to start on the outside of the second row. ‘The Grove’ will host a full program for the ‘410’ sprinters this Friday night in addition to the rescheduled 25-lap memorial.

Haas will enter the September 12th program currently 13th in the Williams Grove Speedway driver standings; just 120 points shy of cracking the top ten. The York, Pennsylvania native looks to not only crack the top ten in the Williams Grove Speedway driver standings, but also crack into the 2014 win column. Haas, who will enter the weekend with an unusually long dry spell, will get two opportunities to earn his first win of the season this Friday night.

For more information regarding the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; please visit the speedway live on the web at www.williamsgrove.com.

Keep up with everything related to Cory Haas and the entire Barshinger ‘11C’ team; right here at ‘FullyInjected.com.’ Be sure to also visit the official online home of Cory Haas at www.coryhaas.com.

Cory Haas on Youtube: Here!

Recent Highlights: Finished third (A-Main) at the Lincoln Speedway on Saturday evening, August 9th.

2014 Wins: 0

Cory Haas would like to thank all of his current marketing partners including: Michael Barshinger Builder, Embee & Son, Inc, York P-B Truss, Inc., Thornton Chevrolet, Tailgaters Grill & Drafthouse, Classic Rock Custom Stone, J Henry Plumbing & Heating, Darrah’s Automotive, Trone Outdoor, Tool Shed of America, and ‘FullyInjected.com.’

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: 10TH ANNUAL CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS THIS WEEKEND!

Ohsweken, Ontario – September 10, 2014 – The 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend at Ohsweken Speedway is finally here, and anticipation is high for the track’s signature event.

The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend will kick off with a Test & Tune session on Thursday, September 11, while racing will commence Friday, September 12 with the “Night Before the Nationals” presented by Burger Barn, and the 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Arrow Express on Saturday, September 13.

The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 13 will include group Time Trials, 6 Heat Races, 3 B-Feature races, a Dash race for the Heat Race winners to determine the top 6 starting positions in the A-Feature, the 15 lap “Little Feature”, and the 35 lap A-Feature which will pay the winner $12,000 from the lucrative purse for the 360 Sprint Cars. The Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks will run a full program on Saturday night, including a 25 lap $500-to-win A-Feature. Hot laps will begin at 6:00pm on Saturday, September 13, with Time Trials scheduled for 6:30pm, and racing set to begin at 7:30pm.

The Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 12 will include the Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, and Twin 15 lap features for 360 Sprint Cars, plus a 20 lap $450-to-win A-Feature for the Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, and a 20 lap $500-to-win A-Feature for the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks featuring guest driver Bryan Bauemler of HGTV. The winners of Friday's Twin 15 lap 360 Sprint features will be guaranteed starting spots in the $12,000-to-win A-Feature on Saturday night. Hot laps will begin at 6:50pm on Friday, September 12, with racing set to begin at 7:30pm.

The Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout features drivers who have qualified from the Empire Super Sprints, Patriot Sprint Tour, and Southern Ontario Sprints challenge events held at Ohsweken in 2014, the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car feature from August 29, plus top drivers in the championship points standings from Sprints on Dirt and the National Racing Alliance.

The Kevin Ward Jr. “Young Stars Challenge” presented by TJSlideways.com will honour Kevin Ward, Jr., who passed away following a tragic accident in the Empire Super Sprints event held at Canandaigua Motorsports Park on Saturday, August 9. Despite his young age, Kevin had already competed in 4 editions of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, including a top 10 finish in 2011. The youngest drivers signed in for competition on the Night Before the Nationals will make up the 13 car starting field.

Pit gates will open at 5:00pm for Test & Tune on Thursday, September 11, with hot laps beginning at 7:30pm. All Ohsweken Speedway racing divisions are welcome to participate.

SEPTEMBER 5 TICKET STUBS/WRISTBANDS The September 5 Season Championship event is considered official according to the Ohsweken Speedway rain out policy, as at least 7 races were completed. September 5 Pit pass wristband holders can redeem those passes for a $10 discount on Test & Tune night coming up on Thursday, September 11, or a $5 discount on the Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 12. Grandstand ticket stub holders can redeem their stubs for a $5 discount on the Night Before the Nationals. Those who pre-purchased Night Before the Nationals tickets also in attendance last Friday will receive a complimentary beverage by presenting their September 5 stubs and September 12 tickets to Vera Styres at the front gate.

AFFILIATE SANCTIONS Official affiliate sanctions for the 2014 edition of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals include Ohsweken’s weekly Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car division, along with the Southern Ontario Sprints (SOS) tour, the Michigan-based Sprints On Dirt (SOD) series, the Ohio-based National Racing Alliance (NRA), and the New York-based Empire Super Sprints (ESS) series, and Patriot Sprint Tour (PST).

CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS PRE-ENTRIES The deadline for competitors to register and pay the discounted ($50) entry fee for the 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals was August 31, 2014. Entries are now $100, and can be filed by contacting Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com. Click on the "Competitors Info" link on www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to print the entry form, view the rules, format, and more.

CSCN HISTORY The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from several affiliated sanctioning organizations in the area, plus teams and drivers from all over North America. The event has drawn an average of 70 entries for the 9 previous editions, with a total of 208 different drivers from 15 American states, 5 Canadian provinces, Australia, and New Zealand taking part.

Kenny Jacobs of Holmesville, Ohio won the first Canadian Sprint Car Nationals feature in 2005, followed by Steve Poirier from Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec in 2006 and 2007, Mustang, Oklahoma’s Wayne Johnson in 2008, Shane Stewart of Bixby, Oklahoma in 2009 and 2010, and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. from Sunnyvale, Texas in 2011, while Poirier became the first 3-time winner in 2012, and Stewart also became a 3-time winner in 2013.

46 drivers have already filed entries for the 2014 edition of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, including former CSCN winners Shane Stewart, and Steve Poirier. The entry list is expected to reach as many as 70 or more by the time hot laps start on Saturday, September 13, with former CSCN winner Wayne Johnson among those not officially entered yet but intending to compete.

TICKETS PLEASE! Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13. Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com

STAY WITH US Reserved campsites are available for all special events at Ohsweken Speedway. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and contact Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com for more information.

TIRES & FUEL The Brown Auto Service trailer will be at Ohsweken for all 3 days of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend to supply Sprint Car teams with tires, fuel, and parts. Call Doug Brown at 519-752-9531 for more information.

SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS About Arrow Express: Arrow Express Sports is a sport and entertainment company that is dedicated to preserving and teaching Native American Indian sports, culture, music, and languages. Based at the Arrow Express Sports Entertainment Arena, the company owns and operates the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League, and the Hamilton Nationals of Major League Lacrosse. Arrow Express owns and operates the multi-purpose 3000 person capacity arena which hosts lacrosse, music, and festival events. The Arrow Express Sports mission is to help children by advocating healthy lifestyle choices. Visit the Arrow Express Sports website at www.ArrowExpressSports.com

About Burger Barn: Burger Barn opened in July 2011 at 3000 Fourth Line, just a few miles from Ohsweken Speedway. The restaurant is owned by Jason Hill and his wife Celestey, and has quickly gained a reputation for large portions, friendly staff, great food, and fair prices. Tips from satisfied customers even led Food Network Canada to feature Burger Barn on their show "You Gotta Eat Here". Burger Barn takes pride in their product, and they never get tired of hearing "That was the best burger I've ever had". Their menu also includes all-day breakfast, wings, chicken burgers, fish and chips, pulled pork, daily specials, and much more! Visit www.BurgerBarn.ca for more information.

About Corr/Pak Merchandising: Corr/Pak's support of the 360 Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for a seventh consecutive season in 2014. Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc. is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and is a designer and producer of Point of Purchase (POP) displays for retail. Strong emphasis on creative design and speed of response has seen Corr/Pak achieve great success in a very competitive industry. Their in-house capabilities and broad range of trusted suppliers enable them to develop any sort of effective solution for your retail display needs, no matter the materials used - whether corrugated, wood, boxboard, plastic, wire, steel, or any combination of those. Please visit www.CorrPak.ca for more information on the title sponsor of 360 Sprint Car racing at Ohsweken Speedway.

About Strickland's GMC: Strickland's is the title sponsor for the inaugural season of Ohsweken's Crate Sprint Car division in 2014. Strickland's is a family owned and operated business that has been serving Southwestern Ontario for over 30 years. They have never been afraid to change in order to better serve their customers, but one thing has remained the same - they have always run their company based on the old proverb "Treat others the way you wish to be treated". Strickland's is the only full line General Motors dealer in Brantford and the surrounding area, serving the community for over 90 years. Strickland's GMC is located at 19-21 Lynden Road in Brantford, at the intersection of Lynden Road and Wayne Gretzky Parkway, and just 15 minutes from Ohsweken Speedway. Visit Strickland's GMC online at www.Stricklands.com, or call them at 1-800-599-5558.

About Affordable Towing & Recovery: Affordable Towing & Recovery returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken's Thunder Stock division for a second consecutive season in 2014. Affordable Towing & Recovery provides a full range of towing and breakdown services in Brantford and Southwestern Ontario, as well as flat-bed freight and equipment hauling, and police towing. They can get your vehicle out, no matter where it's located - from an underground parking garage to a creek bed. Affordable Towing & Recovery offers roadside assistance, and a vehicle storage compound, as well as towing services for anything from motorcycles to big trucks. Affordable Towing & Recovery is located at 55 Shaver Street in Brantford, near the intersection of Garden Avenue North and Colborne Street East, and just 10 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. For solutions to any vehicle transport need, go to Affordable Towing & Recovery. Visit them online at www.affordable-towing.ca, or call them at (519) 755-7526.

About HRW Automotive: HRW Automotive returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken's Mini Stock division for a fourth consecutive season in 2014. HRW Automotive was founded by Robert Workman in 1990. By providing good old-fashioned customer service, HRW has gained a loyal following in the community. Many area residents and businesses have come to depend on the expertise of HRW's friendly staff to keep their vehicles and equipment in peak condition. You can entrust all of your vehicle's service and repair needs to the team of automotive professionals at HRW Automotive. HRW Automotive is located at 163 Baptist Church Road in Caledonia near the intersection of Pauline Johnson Road, and just 5 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Visit the title sponsor of Mini-Stock Racing at Ohsweken Speedway on the web at www.HRWAutomotive.com, or call HRW today at 519-752-2063, and find out what good customer service is all about!

About Gale's Auto Aftermarket: Gale's Auto Aftermarket returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken's Bomber division for a second consecutive season in 2014. All your automobile parts and supply needs can be met at Gale's Auto Aftermarket, located on RR 6 near Hagersville, Ontario, just 15 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Call 519-445-2659 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken's weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY, follow us on Twitter @OhswekenSpdway, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following sponsors for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O'Neil's Farm Equipment, McDonald's Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Strickland's GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket.

CSCN TICKET PRICES: Burger Barn Night Before The Nationals - Friday, September 12, 2014 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) General Admission - $12.00 Kids (12 & Under) General Admission - Free

10th Annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals - Saturday, September 13, 2014 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+)Reserved (top 6 rows, all of Section F & G) - $40.00 Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) General Admission - $25.00 Kids (12 & Under) Reserved (top 6 rows, all of Section F & G) - $ 5.00 Kids (12 & Under) General Admission - Free

2014 CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS – 46 REGISTERED ENTRIES AS OF SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 (Saturday, September 13, 2014 – 35 laps – $12,000-to-win) Number Name (City, Province/State, Country) 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada) 00 Dane Lorenc (Depew, New York, USA) 2m Dustin Daggett (Grand Ledge, Michigan, USA) 3g Shane Stewart (Pittsboro, Indiana, USA) 3r Shane Ross (Thedford, Ontario, Canada) 5 Keith Dempster (Alton, Ontario, Canada) 5c Conor Mahoney (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) 6 Curtis Gartly (Thamesford, Ontario, Canada) 6m Max Stambaugh (Elida, Ohio, USA) 7k Kyle Pitts (Mulberry, Florida, USA) 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford, Ontario, Canada) 10b Scott Kreutter (Cowlesville, New York, USA) 10c Jeff Cook (Antwerp, New York, USA) 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington, Ontario, Canada) 10jr CJ Jones (Cortland, Ohio, USA) 10k Robert Dietrick (Farmington, New York, USA) 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre, Ontario, Canada) 11r Chase Ridenour (Perry, Michigan, USA) 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland, Ontario, Canada) 15 Mike Ferrell (London, Ontario, Canada) 16 Ryan Ruhl (Coldwater, Michigan, USA) 17 Jared Horstman (Cloverdale, Ohio, USA) 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre, Ontario, Canada) 19k Paul Kinney (Canastota, New York, USA) 20k Thomas Kennedy (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams, Ontario, Canada) 21k Lou Kennedy, Jr. (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) 27 Brad Lamberson (Parma, Michigan, USA) 28fm Steve Poirier (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada) 33k Kyle Patrick (Kingsville, Ontario, Canada) 35 Jared Zimbardi (Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA) 36 Mike Stelter (Webster, New York, USA) 43 Scott Sherk (Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada) 45 Chuck Hebing (Ontario, New York, USA) 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, New York, USA) 51 Lee Ladouceur (Alexandria, Ontario, Canada) 51h Bryan Howland (Union Springs, New York, USA) 67 Steve Collins (Belfast, New York, USA) 70 Jim Lingar (South Bend, Indiana, USA) 77 Dain Naida (Tecumseh, Michigan, USA) 84 Tyler Rand (Acton, Ontario, Canada) 87 Jason Barney (Brewerton, New York, USA) 87r Ryan Linder (Phoenix, Arizona, USA) 94z Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada) 98 Joe Trenca (Clay, New York, USA) 123 Yan Bilodeau (Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada)

2014 DAVE MCLEOD MEMORIAL SHOOTOUT QUALIFIERS (Friday, September 12, 2014 – 10 laps – $400-to-win) Affiliate Sanction – Driver Name Patriot Sprint Tour – Jared Zimbardi Patriot Sprint Tour – Jason Barney Southern Ontario Sprints – Mitch Brown Southern Ontario Sprints – Glenn Styres Empire Super Sprints – Steve Poirier Empire Super Sprints – Jeff Cook National Racing Alliance – JR Stewart National Racing Alliance – Max Stambaugh Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars – Kyle Patrick Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars – Todd Hoddick Sprints on Dirt – Ryan Ruhl Sprints on Dirt – Dustin Daggett

PAST CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS A-FEATURE WINNERS 2005 - Kenny Jacobs 2006 - Steve Poirier 2007 - Steve Poirier 2008 - Wayne Johnson 2009 - Shane Stewart 2010 - Shane Stewart 2011 - Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 2012 - Steve Poirier 2013 - Shane Stewart

PAST “OHSWEKEN SHOOTOUT” WINNERS 2005 - Nick Mulheim 2006 - Dustin Daggett 2007 - Rick Wilson 2008 - Steve Poirier 2009 - Steve Poirier 2010 - Jessica Zemken 2011 - Jamie Collard 2012 - Chuck Hebing 2013 - Jim Huppunen

PAST “DAVE MCLEOD MEMORIAL MR. SPRINT CAR CHALLENGE” WINNERS 2007 - J.R. Stewart 2008 - Steve Poirier 2009 - Steve Poirier 2010 - Jessica Zemken 2011 - Wayne Johnson 2012 - Randy Hannagan 2013 - Alain Bergeron

PAST “NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS” FEATURE WINNERS 2005 - Adam West 2006 - Kyle Patrick & Justin Barger 2007 - Rained Out 2008 - Jason Barney & Dustin Daggett 2009 - Brian McDonald & Shane Stewart 2010 - Glenn Styres & Dustin Daggett 2011 - Shane Stewart & Dustin Daggett 2012 - Rained Out 2013 - Randy Hannagan & Bryan Howland

 

 

THE 44TH ANNUAL FREEDOM 76 AND MUCH MORE IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER AT GRANDVIEW

Midgets and Sportsman stocks on Friday, $25,000 to win Freedom 76 on Saturday

BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 10, 2014 . . . The excitement is building as fans and racers get ready for the granddaddy of Modified stock car classics which is set to take place this weekend at Grandview Speedway.

On Saturday (September 13) the 44th annual Freedom 76, offering $25,000 to the winner, will feature many of the top performers in dirt track stock car racing. Action will get underway at 7 p.m. with qualifying events with the top performers moving on to the 76-lap Classic on the one-third-mile, banked clay speedway. Also included in the night is the Schaeffer Motorsports Minuteman 20 offering the last opportunity to qualify for the big race and the Cash Dash which will see a selection of top performers race for $1000 to win in a 10-lapper.

The winner of the Freedom 76 will pick up a guaranteed starting spot in the American Race Cup Modified race at Five Mile Point Speedway on October 11.

Rick Laubach and Keith Hoffman (driving for Norm Hansell), two standout Modified performers, are the latest to announce that they will be competing and join such top talents as Billy Pauch Sr. and Jr., Ryan Godown, guaranteed starter Danny Johnson, recently crowned Grandview champion, for the tenth time, Jeff Strunk, American Racer Cup champion Duane Howard, New York standout Mike Mahaney, Keith Hoffman, Ryan Watt, Craig VonDohren, Doug Manmiller, 3-time Sportsman champion Jared Umbenhauer and a host of others. Last year’s race attracted more than 70 entries.

For the first time a Friday night doubleheader has been added and will feature the Race of Champions Sportsman stock cars racing in “The 38er” with $1,500 going to the winner along with a guaranteed starting spot in the American Racer Cup Sportsman event at Five Mile Point Speedway on October 10. The American Racing Drivers wingless Midgets will also be in action with a 25-lap feature topping their part of the show.

Spectator gates will open at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and at the same time a Low Down and Dirty Meet & Greet will feature Sportsman racers Joe Funk, Mikey Butler and Brad Grim along with ARDC Midget racers Tim and Bruce Buckwalter.

Adult admission is just $12 while youngsters 6 through 12 pay $5. Kids under 6 are admitted free and pit admission is $30. Advance tickets for the Freedom 76 will be on sale up until intermission.

There is no rain date in place for the Friday night doubleheader. Fans attending the Friday night events and plan to be back for the Freedom 76 are asked to remove blankets or other coverings from their seats.

Then on Saturday advance ticket holders will be admitted at 3 p.m. while ticket windows will open at 3:30 p.m. Fans are reminded that Grandview Speedway season ticketholders are entitled to sit in their numbered seats for the Saturday events. Adult admission is $35 while youngsters 6 through 12 pay just $10 and kids under 6 are admitted free. Pit admission, with no license required, will cost $45.

Warm-ups for the events leading up to the 44th annual Freedom 76 will get started at approximately 6 p.m. while actual racing will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

There is a Saturday, September 20th rain date in place and the schedule would remain the same.

Camping is allowed on the speedway grounds. Campers should be self-contained since there are no hookups available. No block parking for campers is permitted and areas cannot be roped off for safety reasons. No open fires are permitted and there is no burning of pallets. Camping and parking on speedway grounds is free while space is available. There is space available in areas surrounding the speedway but there will be fees.

Current information is available at 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com. Also check in at the Grandview Speedway Facebook for latest information on the weekend activities.

Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown.

COMING EVENTS:

Sunday, October 5 – 1 p.m. – Outlaw Enduro Racing, Blast from the Past Vintage Racers and Slingshots

Saturday, October 18, 6 p.m. – Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Halloween Party featuring 358 Modifieds, ARDC Midgets, URC Sprints, Sportsman, Legends, Monster Smash Demo Derby and Blast from the Past Vintage Racers – Rain date is Sunday, October 19, 4 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, November 1 & 2: Fall Jamboree featuring SpeedSTRs, Slingshots, Junior Slingshots and Wingless 600s, 12:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 9, Annual Fall Racer’s Flea Market starts at 7 a.m.

Saturday, November 15, 52nd Anniversary Awards Banquet, Doors open 4 p.m., Dinner 6 p.m. at Gilbertsville Fire Co.

2015 TENTATIVE Opening Date: Annual Practice Day, Saturday, March 28, Noon

 

 

Mark Dobmeier – One Big Point!

(Bill W) September 9, 2014 – Mark Dobmeier narrowly missed his sixth Huset’s Speedway championship Sunday night. The Lunstra/Dobmeier #13 team finished second to Terry McCarl, just one point back. An exciting race in traffic with Dusty Zomer at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota and a charge from 13th to fifth at the Jerry Richert Memorial at Cedar Lake Speedway near New Richmond, Wisconsin also highlighted the weekend for the Grand Forks driver. This week will find the team possibly concluding their season with the World of Outlaws at the Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa Friday and Deer Creek Speedway near Spring Valley, Minnesota on Saturday.

Thursday’s race at River Cities was sanctioned by the NOSA series. Mark won his heat, emerging as the high point man heading into the feature. “It wasn’t a normal night there, because it was a NOSA race,” he says. “They flip a coin before the feature to determine if there’s an invert or not. There wasn’t, and since we were the high point getter in the heat, we started on the pole.”

Mark shot out to an early lead. “I was running pretty strong out front there about twelve laps or so,” he says. “I was kind of taking my time through the lapped cars, and all of a sudden, Dusty Zomer showed me he was pretty fast that night too. He got alongside of me and by me.”

From there, the fans were on the edge of their seats as Zomer won a narrow victory. “The last ten laps, we had a good hard fun race,” says Mark. “He was able to work the bottom better, and I was pounding the top through the holes. He beat me across the line at the end of it.”

Mark was hoping to defend his championship at the Jerry Richert Memorial on Saturday. He had run second three times in a row before last year’s win at Cedar Lake. “We came out late in qualifying and that didn’t help us,” he says about Saturday. “We ended up 13th quick, which set us back a little for the feature.”

After running third in his heat, he would line up 13th for the feature and run fifth at the checkers. “We showed we were a strong car,” says Mark. “We were able to charge from 13th to fifth. I was wishing the race was a little bit longer, because we were getting faster and faster as the race went on.”

At Huset’s, an eighth quick run in time trials put the team behind the 8-ball. After a second place run in the heat, Mark would line up third for the feature. “It was just a fast one-lane track,” he says. “I was able to get up to second. I was able to gain on (Austin McCarl) a little bit, but I never got within striking distance.”

Terry McCarl would finish seventh and seal the track title by one point. Nonetheless, Mark is proud of the team’s efforts. “My hat’s off to our team and our sponsors,” he says. “All year long at Huset’s, we were the car to beat night in and night out. Unfortunately, we had a few strokes of bad luck with the motor that were beyond our control. In the end, we were second.”

The Lunstra/Dobmeier team would like to thank Senske and Son Transfer, Big Trucks by Jimco, Sioux Falls Ford, Steffe’s Auctioneers, Dammer Trucking, ACME Tool, Strong Box and Tire Boss for all their help!

 

 

Carson McCarl – Pair of Top Five Charges in Wisconsin!

(Bill W) September 9, 2014 – Carson McCarl pulled off a pair of top five finishes in UMSS action last weekend. He roared from 18th to fifth at the St. Croix Valley Raceway in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin on Friday, and charged from 10th to fifth at the Cedar Lake Speedway near New Richmond, Wisconsin on Saturday. Neither came without hard work, as mechanical gremlins plagued the Mastell Brothers Racing #27 team both nights. They will be back in action Thursday at Farley Speedway in Iowa with the Sprint Invaders.

Starting fifth in his heat on Friday at St. Croix, things got interesting early. “We broke a driveshaft on the second lap,” says Carson. “We weren’t the best prepared and it took us a while to get it changed. We weren’t able to make it back out for the Qualifier.”

Without the benefit of passing points, Carson started the feature outside of row nine. “We were really good,” he says. “We got through a lot of the drivers really fast. We didn’t have a whole lot of time to work on the setup. I was just way too loose. At first, I wasn’t too bad, but as the track started to go away, I got free and didn’t have much forward bite.”

Despite the loose conditions, he was able to garner a top five. “We were able to get up to fifth,” says Carson. “We were coming through there well, so that was a good thing.”

The series moved to Cedar Lake on Saturday as part of the Jerry Richert Memorial. It was another DNF in the heat for Carson. “We were leading the heat (after starting second), and having a good battle with the guy running second,” he says. “I was racing hard with him, and he hit my left rear a couple times. I don’t know if that did it, or I ran something over on the track, but we shredded the left rear with about three laps to go.”

He would drive from 11th to fourth in the Qualifier. “We were really fast in the Qualifier,” says Carson. “Unfortunately, right after the checkers, my shifter cable broke, and we didn’t have one long enough to work. The bracket broke off too. That meant, we’d have to go out without a shifter cable. We were in gear once we got pushed off on the track for the feature.”

The pit chaos didn’t allow for changes on the car for the main event. “Unfortunately, we were working on the shifter cable and we only had about fifteen minutes before the feature,” says Carson. “We went out there with the same tires and setup we had had all night. We were able to get up to fifth.”

The race was a challenging one, but Carson would end up with another top five. “One corner was laying rubber and we were super-tight,” he says. “In the other, we were super-loose. It was a weird track and my car was doing some weird stuff, but we were able to get up through there, get by some good cars and get a top five.”

Carson would like to thank Mastell Brothers Trailer Service, Inc., Deanfield Farms (Gary and Sally Dean), Berryhill Racing, Vortex, Rossie Feed & Grain, Hoosier, DeBerg Concrete, HRP, Engler Machine, Phil and Vivian, Rider Racing Engines, Justice Brothers-Gillund Enterprises, Country Builders Construction, CM Rock, Bayaire Industries, Hinchman Racewear, Schoenfeld Headers, BMRS, Crow Safety, Butlerbuilt, KSE, Aurora Rod Ends, Chris Spaulding – Attorney at Law, Bell and Jocko's for all their help!

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Keep up to date on Carson’s racing at www.CarsonMcCarl.com!

Twitter: @CarsonMcCarl

 

 

Austin McCarl – $10,000 Finish is a Sweet One!

(Bill W) September 8, 2014 – Austin McCarl spent much of Sunday night at the Huset’s Speedway just trying to figure out what was wrong with his car. In the end, he had it dialed in to the tune of $10,000 on Dollar Loan Center Season Championship Night. The Altoona, Iowa driver would like his season to continue, but without a ride at the moment, it may have been a good ending for him.

The 3/8-mile oval near Brandon, South Dakota has been good to Austin. In just six races run this year, he has finished sixth, fifth, and fourth three times before Sunday’s win. The way Sunday started, however, you would have thought the luck was ending. “We changed some things this week,” says Austin. “We put one of my Dad’s engines in. We changed the car a lot. I didn’t feel good in hot laps. I didn’t know if I didn’t get a clean lap or what. I was just going to blame it on the racetrack.”

Timing in just tenth quick, Austin struggled to a third place heat finish. “We just weren’t that good,” he says about qualifying. “It translated to the heat race too. I threw the kitchen sink at the car after qualifying, and I thought maybe we fixed it. That obviously didn’t work either. I just got a terrible start and (Mark) Dobmeier got me. I was just tight and not hitting the bottom like I needed to.”

A fortunate draw, and another try at setup were in the offing for the $10,000 main event. “I threw a whole different kitchen sink at it for the feature, and went the complete opposite way that I’d been running all year,” says Austin. “It ended up working pretty well. I have to thank Dusty Ballenger, who drew the ten for the invert in the feature. When they told me it was a ten, I was thanking my lucky stars.”

Austin shot off to a lead on the cushion that he would never surrender in the non-stop 25-lapper. “The racetrack was heavy and pretty tough to pass,” he says. “There are a lot of times in the feature, where we’re not far off from what we’re doing in qualifying. We were turning pretty good laps out there.”

Dobmeier would shoot to second, but he had nothing for Austin. “Going 25 laps non-stop probably helped me too,” says Austin. “Being able to get out in clean air, and get through the traffic as well as we did…it was good. When you have guys like Mark Dobmeier and Terry McCarl behind you, you can’t mess around. I was concentrating on running my race and hitting my marks. It was unbelievable.”

Austin would love to continue racing this season, but it looks like he’ll have to wait again. “Unless I can find a ride, that’s it,” he says. “It’s a good way to end, but I don’t want that to be our last race. Obviously, I’d like to find a ride and drive for someone, but without that, we’re done for 2014 at least.”

Austin would like to thank: Bargain Barn Tire Center, New Gulf Resources, Excel Therapy, Simplot Grower Solutions, Berryhill Racing, Sweeter Construction, DeBerg Concrete, Rossie Feed & Grain, CM Rock, Vortex Wings, Hoosier Tire, Phil & Vivian, Maxim Chassis, 212 Bar & Grill, VDB Designs, Justice Brothers, Schoenfeld Headers, Engler Injection, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bell Helmets, Aurora Rod Ends, Butlerbuilt and Crow Safety for all their help.

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Keep up to date on Austin's exploits and check out the new look at www.AustinMcCarl.com!

 

 

HOTTEST SPRINT CAR DRIVER IN THE NATION AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY

(Perris, CA, September 9, 2014) There will only be one place in Southern California to see the hottest sprint car driver in the nation, Damion Gardner, this Saturday night, September 13th, and that place is at the “Southern California Home of Major League Sprint Car Racing,” Perris Auto Speedway. The track will be playing host to the popular Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars in the Glenn Howard Classic. Not only is the affable driver the hottest, but now he is also the only driver in history to go over 200-MPH in a sprint car as he did earlier this week on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Joining the USAC/CRA Series on the all open wheel program will be The PAS Senior & Young Gun Sprints and the California Lightning Sprints Cars. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM with racing at 7:00.

Gardner, who lives northeast of San Francisco in Concord, California, has run rough shod over the USAC/CRA competition thus far in 2014. The two time and defending series champ has a bulging 242-point lead over five-time series king Mike Spencer in the championship standings. The slender driver also leads the series in victories and has won 10 of the first 17 main events this year. No other driver has won more than one.

Current point leader Damion Gardner of Concord will be after his 11th win of 2014 this Saturday night at Perris Auto Speedway. Media, please feel free to publish this and the other photo in this release and please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

While he has been dominant throughout the campaign, at no time was it more apparent than the three races run last Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Ocean Speedway in Watsonville and Santa Maria Speedway. He swept the shows (fast qualifier, won his heats and the main events) at both Chico and Watsonville and won the main event at Santa Maria within a 48-hour period. To put more emphasis on the domination, he set new one lap track records in qualifying at both Chico and Ocean.

Young Brody Roa of Buena Park is third in the USAC/CRA standings. He was fast qualifier last Saturday night at the Santa Maria Speedway.

“I don’t know what you can say about Damion Gardner,” Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian said. “He is amazing. One of the best and most spectacular racers on the track not only today, but over the decades as well. He is fast, fearless and in it to win it. He is so determined to get to the front, he just makes it happen not only here, but on every track on the circuit.”

To add to Gardner’s legacy, last year he took a sprint car to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah and became the “World’s Fastest Sprint Car Driver,” by going more than 193-MPH. He shattered that speed earlier this week when he went over 211-MPH at Bonneville. Thus, he is not only the “World’s Fastest Sprint Car Driver,” but also the only driver to go over 200-MPH in a sprint car.

Fans can see Gardner and all of the other USAC/CRA stars in a program that will include qualifying, heat races, a B main (if applicable) and a 30-lap A main event at The PAS this Saturday.

Five-time USAC/CRA champion Mike Spencer of Temecula is second to Damion Gardner in the championship standings.

Amsoil USAC/CRA Point Standings

1. Damion Gardner - Concord -1118

2. Mike Spencer - Temecula - 876

3. Brody Roa - Buena Park - 743

4. Cody Williams - Corona - 701

5. Matt Mitchell - Yorba Linda - 692

6. Austin Williams - Yorba Linda - 664

7. Nic Faas - Huntington Beach - 628

8. Jake Swanson - Anaheim - 611

9. Richard Vander Weerd - Visalia - 551

10. Logan Williams - Yorba Linda - 439

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

Camping for all events at The PAS is available for $25.00 per night. The campground will open at noon on Friday. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2014 season. 1-800LoanMart, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, California Budget Finance, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Engine Pro, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, Marjon RV, Pacific Coach Works, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town and Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, United States Army, US Foods and Valley Auto Salvage.

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

You can also keep up with the latest news and receive special offers from The PAS Twitter site: http://twitter.com/perrisautospdwy.

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

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

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Dover Drives to Win No. 14 During Stop at Junction Motor Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - EAGLE, Neb. (Sept. 9, 2014) - Jack Dover maneuvered to his 14th victory of the season last weekend during a pair of ASCS Midwest Region events in his home state of Nebraska.

The action kicked off last Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, where Dover powered from sixth to second place during his heat race.

"We had a good start and got up to second right away," he said. "On that big track you can't catch anybody once they are out front."

That was enough to earn Dover a spot in the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 4 to start the main event on the outside of the second row.

"We got up to second right away," he said. "We had the car pretty tight in the beginning. Pretty much it was whoever found the rubber first would win. About five laps in we passed (Tony Bruce Jr.) in the rubber in turns three and four."

Dover led for the remainder of the race to earn the victory.

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday at Eagle Raceway for the $5,000-to-win Nebraska Cup. Dover advanced from fifth to second place in his heat race, which gave him the most points and a trip into the feature redraw.

Unfortunately, he ended with the No. 7, which started him on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

"We had a bunch of restarts at the beginning," he said. "We got to second in the first two laps. We were right there with (Brian) Brown and we got in traffic and got held up by some cars. He got away from us. Then with nine laps to go the wing slider came undone and my wing went all the way back so I couldn't really run the top like I wanted to because the car was too tight. I definitely think we would have been right there with him if it wouldn't have happened."

Dover finished with a runner-up result to earn his 25th top five of the season.

He is slated to race at U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo., this Saturday with the ASCS Warrior Region. Dover won at the track earlier this year.

"Every time I show up to U.S. 36 I'm looking to win because I get around there pretty good," he said.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 6 - Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. - Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 1 (4).

Sept. 7 - Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. - Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 2 (7).

SEASON STATS -

37 races, 14 wins, 25 top fives, 29 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 33 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to video by XSAN of Dover's Bill Smith Memorial Race of Champions victory at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on Aug. 30: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=690556044355835&fref=nf

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Eagle Motorsports

Eagle Motorsports, formerly known as Eagle Chassis, has fabricated sprint car chassis since 1998. Eagle has been a part of winning three Knoxville Nationals. For more information, visit http://www.EagleMotorsports.com.

"Eagle chassis are one of the easiest to drive and one of the easiest to work on," Dover said. "And they've been great with custom, reliable chassis because of my height."

Dover would also like to thank Home Pride Companies, Inc., Certified Transmission, Moss Racing Engines, Thorpe's Body Shop, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., The Oil Medics, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Shaver Racing Engines, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors, Vortex Wings and True Trucking for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Jack Dover Racing is close to being able to compete across the country by returning to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, where Dover has finished in the top 10 both seasons he has raced full time with the premier 360 sprint car series. He is also ready to compete with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series en route to his dream of racing in NASCAR. The only variable missing is a reliable truck and trailer. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail teamdover@gmail.com.

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

 

 

Dollansky Earns Trio of Top 10s During Busy Weekend for Big Game Motorsports

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (Sept. 9, 2014) - Big Game Motorsports driver Craig Dollansky scored a trio of top 10s during his busiest weekend of the season.

Dollansky kicked off the tripleheader with the IRA Sprints last Friday at Amsoil Speedway in Superior, Wis., by qualifying sixth quickest. He then maneuvered from fifth to second place in his heat race to start on the outside of the front row for the main event.

"We had a pretty good starting spot in the feature," he said. "At the beginning of the race we dropped back to around fifth and worked our way forward. We were a little off. Once I finally got the wing back it helped. We were able to make some changes that helped."

Dollansky rebounded to guide the Big Game Treestands team to the runner-up finish.

On Saturday, Dollansky tackled Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., with the IRA Sprints. He timed in second quickest during qualifying and powered from sixth to third place in his heat race. The Big Game Treestands team ended seventh after racing just outside the top five throughout the night.

"We would have liked to get a better result than that," Dollansky said. "We were just a little off the pace all night. We didn't really make any forward progress. It was a bit of a struggle for us, but we loaded up with our car in one piece."

The weekend concluded on Sunday at Huset's Speedway for the $10,000-to-win season finale.

"My crew did a great job," Dollansky said. "When you race three nights in a row it can be pretty demanding."

The Big Game Treestands team qualified third quickest and finished fifth in a heat race. That lined Dollansky up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

"The track was in pretty good shape," he said. "It was fairly fast. I was pretty happy with our race car. We had a car good enough to win and it took me a little too long to get by a couple of cars. It seemed like the race was over pretty quick."

Dollansky finished fourth, which marked his 14th top five of the season.

"It would have been nice to come out of there with a win, but given where we started to come out of there fourth was good," he said.

Dollansky will return to World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series competition this weekend at a pair of tracks he has won at with the premier sprint car series. The Big Game Treestands team will race on Friday at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, for The Arnold Motor Supply Shootout and on Saturday at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., for the Asgrow/DeKalb Clash at the Creek.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 5 - Amsoil Speedway in Superior, Wis. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 2 (2).

Sept. 6 - Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 7 (7).

Sept. 7 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 4 (8).

SEASON STATS -

29 races, 5 wins, 14 top fives, 21 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, for The Arnold Motor Supply Shootout and Saturday at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., for the Asgrow/DeKalb Clash at the Creek with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Game-Treestands/251832101535076?fref=ts

Aggressive Hydraulics: http://www.AggressiveHydraulics.com

MobileStar: http://www.MobileStar.us/mobilestarwebsite

BIG GAME TREESTANDS -

Established in 1977 in Windom, Minn., Big Game Treestands® has grown to be a leading company in the outdoor industry. Big Game Treestands® offers a Rock Solid™ line of field tested, safety certified above TMA requirements, welded steel stands & free standing elevated platforms that gives you not only a safe and extremely sturdy vantage point, but also reliable all-day comfort at a great value. Large, non-slip standing platforms, top-notch fastening systems, and our innovative pinned, sleeved ladder sections provide the Rock Solid™ stance, twist free climbing, and all around silence that Big Game Treestands® is known for. Non-glare, powder coat finish keeps our products hidden from nature's wary eye.

For over 30 years, it has been our goal and our philosophy to provide the most innovative and practical treestands and hunting accessories in the field. As tradition continues, we are Exceeding Limitations and once again providing new models that challenge Mother Nature. In 2012 Big Game extended the line into Trail Cameras known for the easy to set, great picture quality, and over all great camera. Eyecon Trail Cameras® exceeds the expectations of consumers. Big Game Treestands® and Eyecon Trail Cameras® offers undeniable quality on time-tested favorites as well as new innovations for 2013.

For more information on Big Game Treestands®, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com.

TRAIL CAMERAS -

Big Game Treestands® offers a variety of trail camera options that are user-friendly with exceptional imaging as well as a 120 degree pivoting head. New and improved cameras include the Jag, Mantis II, Frenzy, Storm II, Black Widow and Quick Shot. To learn more about or to purchase a trail camera, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com.

 

 

Bergman Dominates at West Siloam Speedway for Ninth Win of the Season

Inside Line Promotions - WEST SILOAM SPRINGS, Okla. (Sept. 8, 2014) - Last Sunday couldn't have gone much better for Seth Bergman, who cruised to his ninth victory of the season.

Bergman won his heat race and the feature during the ASCS Sooner Region event at West Siloam Speedway, where he led all but the first handful of laps of the main event.

"When you work hard and put time and energy into things to be fast and then you go and execute, it just gives you confidence that we're doing the right things and headed in the right direction," he said.

Bergman led his entire heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. That gave him a spot in the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 6 in the random draw to line up on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"It took me about four laps to get the lead," he said. "I went to the top to take the lead. It didn't seem like anybody was running up there. Then I moved around to see where I wanted to be. I never really ran one line in particular. I was constantly searching for the best line."

The win marked his second at the track this season.

"It couldn't have gone much better," he said. "The race car was good from the time we unloaded it. I felt like we got better and better."

Bergman will tackle Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Port-A-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this Friday and Saturday.

"I feel like we should definitely go down there and be a contender and have a shot at winning," he said.

He earned a podium finish at the track last year and a top 10 in 2012.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 7 - West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (6).

SEASON STATS -

45 races, 9 wins, 20 top fives, 33 top 10s, 38 top 15s, 40 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Port-A-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

LIVE COVERAGE -

To keep up to speed with Bergman at every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio. Additionally, RacinBoys will provide live Pay-Per-View video at select races.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

VIDEOS -

Here is a link to highlights of Bergman's victory at Skagit Speedway on May 17 (starts around 13:10): http://youtu.be/gMPkdGd90e8

APPAREL -

Bergman has men's and women's t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer during events he competes in this season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Young Tools

Young Tools is a company within the oil industry that is located in Drumright, Okla.

"I'm glad to be associated with Tim and have him and everyone from Young Tools on board," Bergman said. "He's a great guy and is passionate about racing. He's a good friend of mine and it's nice to have him as part of the race team."

Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Corridor Electric, ASI Racing Engines, Print Place, SpeedMart and CSI Shocks for their continued support.

 

 

Johnson Recovering After Violent Nonwing Sprint Car Flip at Silver Dollar Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - CHICO, Calif. (Sept. 9, 2014) - Chase Johnson is healing quickly following a series of violent flips last Thursday at Silver Dollar Speedway.

Johnson, who was making his 410ci nonwing sprint car debut at the quarter-mile track for Shawn and Cindy Thomas during the CRA/USAC event, was sent to the hospital after crashing in turn one during hot laps.

"I was really looking forward to the nonwing event because I don't have much experience in that," he said. "Everything was feeling really good and the car was fast. I was starting to get comfortable in the car. Before I knew it we were gaining on another car. I went into turn one and the car bit right after I threw it in and got on the gas. I think it picked up the front tires and the left rear. It was all over from there.

"Somebody told me I did four barrel rolls and four cartwheels. I was awake the whole time. As soon as I got out of the car and set down my vision was totally black."

Johnson lost his vision for approximately a half hour and after being checked out by the paramedics at the track, his family drove him to the hospital.

"On the way to the hospital I got my vision back and when I got to the hospital I could see people's faces," he said. "It was really weird. That was one of the scariest things."

Johnson also began to taste blood in his mouth during the drive to the hospital. Doctors ran CT scans and tests, which revealed that he had a slight tear in his esophagus.

He sat out the remainder of the weekend, including what was scheduled to be his World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series debut.

"I really want to thank Shawn and Cindy Thomas for the opportunity again," he said. "I was also really disappointed that I couldn't get my first World of Outlaws start. That time will have to wait."

Johnson has a doctors appointment this week to reevaluate his recovery. He said that will help determine when he can race again.

Last week had kicked off with a solid performance on Wednesday at Silver Dollar Speedway during the California Sprint Car Civil War Series event.

"We didn't get the greatest track for qualifying," he said. "When we did go out we put down good laps. We rebounded in the heat race though."

Johnson qualified 28th quickest before he charged from seventh to fourth place in his heat race to lock himself into main event.

"The main event was going really good," he said. "We were moving toward the front and all of a sudden we were in eighth or ninth. I was making the outside work. It was a really thin line on the cushion. Coming out of turn four it got the best of me. It grabbed the right rear and pulled the car over the cushion."

Johnson spun to bring out a caution just before the midpoint of the feature after charging from 18th into the top 10.

"It was a really bad time because right after that caution the track went rubber down and follow the leader," he said. "It was hard to make too much happen. We were stuck in the rubber following everyone."

Johnson restarted last and picked up a few positions in the second half of the race to finish 16th.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 3 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 28; Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 16 (18).

SEASON STATS -

35 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 13 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL -

Johnson has new red, black or gray t-shirts and hoodies for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes in this season. T-shirts are $20 each and hoodies are $35 apiece.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shifty Illusions

Shifty Illusions is a custom paint business based in Bakersfield, Calif. Shifty Illusions specializes in helmets and goalie masks. For more information, visit http://www.ShiftyIll.com.

"I can't thank Shifty Illusions enough for giving me a great looking helmet that is a tribute to Marcus Johnson and Dale Wondergem," Johnson said. "I'm really thankful for all that he's helped us with. Shifty Illusions isn't expensive and makes everything look great. He's very talented."

Johnson would also like to thank Newman Freeman Racing, Johnny Franklin's Mufflers, PitStopUSA.com, Napa Auto Parts, Flowmaster, Don's Truck Repair, VSR, Fast Lube Plus, K&N Filters, Oroville Cycle, I-Wear Graphix, Driven Raceway, Nor-Cal Transmission, Justin Henry Racing and Chevron Pro-Gas for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – Championship #8 at Huset’s!

(Bill W) September 9, 2014 – When the dust settled Sunday night at Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota, it was the McCarl family who found themselves on top. Austin had won the $10,000 feature, and Terry had won his eighth track championship there by a single point over Mark Dobmeier. TMAC also had a fast car at the Cedar Lake Speedway near New Richmond, Wisconsin Saturday night at the Jerry Richert Memorial. After charging from 8th to second, he settled for fourth at the checkers. This weekend finds the Altoona, Iowa driver behind the wheel of Jimmy Davies #99 Thursday in Sprint Invaders action at the Farley Speedway in Iowa. On Friday and Saturday, he’ll compete with the World of Outlaws at the Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa and the Deer Creek Speedway near Spring Valley, Minnesota on Saturday.

The Richert Memorial would see TMAC set quick time over a stout field. “We have the track record there, and we always seem to qualify well at Cedar Lake,” he says. “We were almost three-tenths quicker than the field. I just really like that event. It’s a fun race.”

He would get a great start in the heat race from outside row three. “It cracks me up when people think we jump,” says TMAC. “As soon as the front row is on the gas, you go, and I pay attention to that. Some people don’t know the rules. We are not sitting at a stoplight. The second the front row touches the gas, it’s green…even if someone up there takes off early. Thanks to Tim Engler and Rider engines, my motors take off really well. A little bit of stumble makes a big difference. I know, because I had it for years before Tim Engler helped me.”

He would win going away. “As soon as (pole-sitter Skylar) Prochaska touched the gas, we were gone,” says TMAC. “The car was awesome in hot laps, time trials and in the heat race. I could go anywhere I wanted to go, high or low. I told (crew chief) Doug (Rankin) after the heat that was the most fun I’ve had in a racecar in a long time.”

TMAC would start eighth in the main event. “They reworked the track, and it made it tough,” he says. “I wish they would do it before the classic cars or even the 360’s. It just throws things off as a mechanic. You don’t know whether to tighten things or loosen them up. It makes it pretty tricky for the setup.”

The car felt good, however. “We were good,” says TMAC. “There were some heavy hitters in front of us. We had a great car. I think we were to second (behind Bill Balog) in twelve laps or so. We definitely had a car to beat. I’m just so mad at myself. I got stuck behind a couple of lapped cars and that got me slowed down to their speed. At that point, you’re at the level of a lapped car. The guys behind you are still coming. I got stuck and that’s my fault. Ian (Madsen) and Brooke (Tatnell) got me back and we ended up fourth. It was disappointing, because I feel we had the car to beat.”

TMAC entered Sunday night three points ahead of Dobmeier, and set quick time. “I have to thank Rider engines and A.R.T. chassis,” he says. “We were quick time both nights with a lot of fast cars there. We brought our Nationals car last weekend. There was a lot of money on the line.”

Starting tenth, he would finish seventh in the feature. It would be enough to secure the title. “Actually, even though the track was heavy, I was a little bit loose,” says TMAC. “I was a little conservative. There wasn’t a ton of passing. I could see Mark in front of me. I knew if I ran sixth I would be o.k. if he won. As it turned out, he was second and we were seventh. Doug Wolfgang told me a long time ago that it doesn’t matter if you win by a lap or win by an inch, it still pays the same. I was really pumped about Austin winning. He’s had an amazing record at Huset’s this year.”

TMAC piloted Jeremy Scadden’s #6 at Huset’s this season. “I’m just really happy for Jeremy,” he says. “That’s his home track, and he can say that he’s won a championship there. Not only did he win the one with us, but he was the winning Hobby Stock owner as well.” TMAC is excited for this weekend’s races. “We’ll also be showing our car at the Clay County Fair in Spencer in the Justice Brothers Booth,” he says. “We’ll be doing that on Friday from 1-4 p.m. That’s something fun that we do every year. We hope to see a lot of fans out there.”

To check out opportunities to partner with TMAC Motorsports on a nightly basis, visit www.TerryMcCarl.com or call 515 957-0020!

Websites for the McCarl Gang!

Driverwebsites.com develops the websites for the McCarl boys. Check out www.TerryMcCarl.com, as well as www.AustinMcCarl.com and www.CarsonMcCarl.com!

This Month in TMAC History!

On this day in history, TMAC won at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa in 1995. TMAC also won in July of that year at 34, besting Dennis Moore Jr., Skip Jackson, Johnny Herrera and Brent Antill. In 2004 he beat the Sprint Invaders on the same 3/8 mile oval, driving Mark Burch’s #1m to finish ahead of Ryan Jamison, John Schulz, Bobby Hawks and Bobby Mincer.

"Tuesdays with TMAC"!

"Tuesdays with TMAC" is an up close and personal look at colorful sprint car veteran Terry McCarl. To receive "Tuesdays with TMAC", send an e-mail to sprntcar@hotmail.com with "TMAC" in the subject line.

TMAC Motorsports would like to thank sponsors Country Builders Construction, Rossie Feed and Grain, Bosma Poultry, SnowPlow Snow Pushers – www.TheSnowPlow.com, DeBerg Concrete, Colin Bulmer – Bayaire Industries, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Berryhill Racing, Phil and Vivian, Justice Brothers/Gillund Enterprises, Ryan Yager Trucking, Vortex Racing, Hoosier Tire, Chris Spaulding – Attorney at Law, Schoenfeld Headers, K&N Filters, Rens Trucking, NutriShop – Maple Grove, MN, HRP, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Bob and Beulah Elder, Engler Injection, T&P Brothers, Winters, Kilani Fender, Inc., DriverWebsites.com, CM Rock, Jocko's Sprint Parts, Sander, Brown and Miller, Pro Shocks, Ben Cook, Bell Helmets, Burnett's Rock and Landscaping, Van Der Brink Trucking, Van Der Brink Designs, Morgan Strawberry Farms, Buttman BBQ, Aurora Rod Ends, Crow Safety, Justice Brothers, KSE Steering, Snyder Lawn & Landscaping, Strange Performance, Saldana Racing Products, Scribner Plastics, Waterman Fuel Pumps, Weiland Racing, Butlerbuilt, PBS Bushings and Mote Fasteners.

 

 

DAMION GARDNER GOES WELL PAST THE 200-MPH BARRIER IN SPRINT CAR AT BONNEVILLE!

(Concord, CA, September 9, 2014) The "World's Fastest Sprint Car Driver," Concord, California's Damion Gardner, saw nearly two years of dreams and hard work come to fruition when he broke the 200-MPH barrier not once, but two times in a sprint car at the Bonneville Salt Flats on Monday. Not only can he be called the "World's Fastest Sprint Car Driver," but now the slender racer can also be called the only driver to go 200-MPH in a sprint car.

After a "shakedown" run of 190-MPH on the famous Utah salt surface on Sunday, the table was set to make sprint car history on Monday. Gardner started off the dramatic day with a sizzling pass that produced a speed of 194.19901 early in the morning. It was his fastest ever pass at Bonneville. The crew then realized history was in its grasp and it was time to go for it.

Gardner's second run of the day proved to be the one dream's are made of. He blistered the salt and by mile two, his speed was 199.44424. He was within arm's reach of the coveted 200-MPH. One mile later, he did it! At the three mile mark he was at 202.25408 and his exit speed was 202.38426.

Those who are acquainted with Damion Gardner know that he will not quit pushing and rather than rest on his laurels at 202.38426, he wanted more. The area was being pestered by some light rain followed by cross winds that caused some concern, but Gardner went back out and he obliterated the 202 run with an amazing pass of 205.47318.

205+ and it is not over yet. Instead of packing up the car and the tools and heading home, Gardner and the crew are headed back to the salt for some more passes on Tuesday to wrap up the three days of wonderful speed history. Full details on today's exploits with be forthcoming this evening or first thing Monday morning, but here is a little hint. Gardner just went 211.58844 on his first run of the day!

You can see and meet the "World's Fastest Sprint Car Driver" this Saturday night when he returns to the cockpit of the Mark Alexander #4 in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series at Perris Auto Speedway.

Everything, including the historical 205-MPH pass is being shot for an exciting documentary titled, "The World's Fastest Sprint Car." The made for TV production is being written, directed and produced by Surf N' Sprint and will be shot by the award winning racing specialists from LoudPedal Productions. You can take a sneak peek at the documentary at the following link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp1JvkD9aaI&feature=youtu.be

Damion Gardner would like to thank the following for making this enormous task possible: Surf N' Sprint, Frankland Rearends, J. Milano Co., Shaver Engines, Lucas Oil, ARP, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Yak Graphics, Schoenfeld, Waterman, Simpson, Willwood, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Advanced Racing Suspension, Maxwell Industries, Victory Race Cars, Beast Chassis, Maas Powdercoat, Kenny's Components, Santamauro Racing, Lee Power Steering, Butler Built Seats, Schroeder, Brown & Miller, Champion Spark Plugs, System 1, Barne's Systems, Eibach, TSR, Indy Race Parts, MPD, Beaver Stripes, K&N, Jessel, Comp Cams, Donovan, Seals It, LoudPedal Productions, KMD Racing.

Watch for more follow ups on this noble effort in 2014. You can also check out what is going on by visiting the Damion Gardner Fan Page on Facebook. The pages of Steve Watt and Loudpedal Productions will also offer their takes on all the high speed happenings.

To hear Damion Gardner's 2013 interview about driving the "World's Fastest Sprint Car" with Shawn Wood on the Dirt Track Channel, please click on the following link: http://thedirttrackchannel.com/Webcast/tscsAug1313.mp3

Media, to contact any of the principals in this endeavor, please contact Scott Daloisio at sdaloisiosports@aol.com or call 909 226-7768.

 

 

Hagar to Race for Destiny Motorsports This Weekend Following Another Win

Inside Line Promotions - PARAGOULD, Ark. (Sept. 9, 2014) - Life is good for Derek Hagar, who maneuvered his friend's 305ci sprint car into Victory Lane last Friday before receiving a call to drive for Destiny Motorsports this weekend.

Hagar will be in the No. 9w for the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions events at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, this Friday and Saturday.

"If the weekend goes well we'll race with the World of Outlaws at Kokomo Speedway, Terre Haute Action Track, Eldora Speedway and Lernerville Speedway next week," he said. "We're just taking this race by race and seeing how it goes."

Hagar is coming off his 14th feature victory of the season and his first career winged 305ci win last Friday at Crowley's Ridge Raceway, where he drove for his friend and fellow racer, Justin Carver.

"It was kind of a last minute thing," Hagar said. "A buddy I work with, Justin Carver, he has been having problems with the motor running and wanted me to hop in it to see how things were running."

They ran well enough as Hagar advanced from third to win his heat race, which lined him up on the outside of the front row for the 20-lap feature.

"We had four starts and they ended up lining us up single file," he said. "I took the lead going into turn one. About a lap later Brad Bowden got by me. He took the lead coming off turn two and I slid him going into turn three. We kept doing lead changes for five or six laps."

Hagar took the lead for good just prior to the midpoint of the feature.

"He was right on me the rest of the race," he said. "For me that was comparable to me and Tim Crawley and the race we had at the Rock 'N Roll 50 earlier this year. We had one heck of a race. It kinda gave my buddy some confidence in his car, too. It was a good, fun weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 5 - Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 1 (2).

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 14 wins, 18 top fives, 22 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, with the All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

VIDEO -

Ride along with Hagar during his victory at I-30 Speedway on April 5 thanks to this video by Jones Sports Media: http://youtu.be/JDYTr1M4KjM

APPAREL -

Hagar has t-shirts, hats and koozies available for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes at. To see his schedule, visit http://www.DerekHagar.com/schedule.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Xtreme Race Graphics

Located in Marion, Ark., Xtreme Race Graphics creates custom graphics, banners and wraps. For more information, visit http://www.XtremeRaceGraphics.com.

"Dustin is a real good artist," Hagar said. "He has a real good imagination. If you want the car to look the best, I'd recommend Xtreme Race Graphics."

Hagar would also like to thank R.E. Enterprises, J&J Auto Racing, Dynotech Performance, Xtreme Race Graphics, FSR Radiators, Fragola Performance Systems, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Madsen Wins Jerry Richert Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA- Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team put together a very strong weekend of racing, highlighted by Madsen claiming Saturday night’s Jerry Richert Memorial at the Cedar Lake Speedway in exciting fashion.

“It was a really good weekend for our team,” Madsen said. “It is always great to win, and to win like that is really special.”

Timing in third fastest, Madsen showed speed early in the night as he muscled his way to the heat race win, putting his Nehring Construction/Team Kline Electric/Logan Contractors Supply entry in the third row of the feature event.

Getting in to third spot in the early goings of the feature event, Madsen continue to work around the speedway, keeping the lead duo in his sights.

Battling with Brooke Tatnell for the second spot, Madsen would slip back to the fourth spot during their chess match, before finally railing around McCarl and Tatnell to move into the second spot, as the laps clicked away.

Reeling in race leader, Billy Balog, Madsen got to his rear bumper with the white flag in the air, and on the final lap, Madsen made his move, and was able to beat Balog back to the flag stand to earn the win in exciting fashion.

Friday night in Superior, WI at the Amsoil Speedway, Madsen would line up second in his heat race, before moving on to grab the win, putting him in the fourth row of the feature event.

Moving into sixth on the opening lap, the race’s pace got slowed as a number of stoppages negated any racing action.

When the race finally got into a flow, Madsen continued to run in the sixth spot as he chased after Craig Dollanskly and Balog.

Taking advantage of Balong’s misfortune, Madsen would take over the fifth spot, and would then move into the fourth spot with just 6 laps to go.

With four to go, Madsen would move into the third spot, where he would go on to finish.

Sunday night saw the team check in at the Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, SD for the 10k to win race, and Madsen opened things up by timing in sixth fastest, before finishing fourth in his heat race.

Lining up fifth in the feature event, Madsen would fall back to the sixth spot when the race went green. Getting back into the fifth spot in the closing laps, Madsen chased after Craig Dollansky, who ran in front of him.

Not able to catch Dollansky, Madsen would close his weekend out with a fifth place finish.

“Three top-five’s over a weekend is great,” he said. “We have been really fast lately, and it’s great to continue to run well, and end our year with momentum.”

Ian and his KCP acing team would like to thank Nehring Construction, Team Kline Electric, Logan Contractors Supply, Royal Flooring, Greenland Homes of Iowa, Quality Traffic Control, Factory Kahne, Rider Racing Engines, JRS Excavating, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, The Stone Shop, Aspen Air Inc. Heating and Cooling, Gator Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Kent Performance, Revolution Race Gear, Lucas Oil, Wings Unlimited, and Kustom Concrete Pumping for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-75, Wins-10, Top-5’s- 33, Top 10’s-45

ON TAP: The KCP Racing team will be in action with the World of Outlaws this Friday and Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the teams website at www.kcpracing.com.

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Trenca Tackling Canadian Sprint Car Nationals This Weekend at Ohsweken

Inside Line Promotions - VERNON, N.Y. (Sept. 9, 2014) - Joe Trenca is gearing up for the 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals this weekend.

The $12,000-to-win Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints and Patriot Sprint Tour event is hosted by Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, which is one of Trenca's favorite tracks.

"We've been there twice for the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals and each year we've missed it by just one spot," he said. "It's a tough show to make. There's 70 good, good cars. We've had good speed up there. I'm hoping for a good qualifying night on Friday to set me up for Saturday."

Trenca, who has two top 15s in as many races at Ohsweken Speedway this season, is coming off a disappointing result during the $10,000-to-win Cole Cup at Utica-Rome Speedway last Saturday.

"There wasn't a lot of passing all night," he said. "Starting position was pretty big."

Trenca qualified ninth quickest in his group, which lined him up on the inside of the fifth row for his heat race. He picked up a couple of positions, but was unable to advance into the main event. That started him third in a B Main.

"We just ran third the whole time," he said. "There was a late caution. We got underneath second place and going down the backstretch I got chopped and had to check up so I didn't hit the infield tire. It was for a transfer position. I don't really blame the guy."

Trenca finished third in the B Main to miss a transfer by only one spot.

"It was a very disappointing night, especially at a big show," he said. "Hopefully we can make up for it this weekend at the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 6 - Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 7 (9); B Main: 3 (3).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 5 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, for the 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints and Patriot Sprint Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

APPAREL -

Trenca will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale online and at his race trailer throughout the season. Visit http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com for more information.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - National Parts Peddler

National Parts Peddler is a publication that has served the racing industry for more than 37 years. For more information, visit http://www.PartsPeddlerNews.net.

"They've really been helpful throughout the years," Trenca said. "Corky Stockham, the owner of National Parts Peddler, and my grandpa have known each other from a young age and are lifelong friends."

Trenca would also like to thank Mucci Motorsports, Outdoor Factory Outlet, Fast Axle, Shell Shock Designs, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Total Seal Piston Rings, Schoenfeld Headers, Pepsi, Shute's Water Systems, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, Seals-It, Driver Websites, Inside Line Promotions, Ken's Auto Body, Slade Shock Technology, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Don Ott Racing Engines and Hammerdown Photography for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

WoO Ventures to Deer Creek for Asgrow/DeKalb Clash at the Creek This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - SPRING VALLEY, Minn. - Joey Saldana's track record at Deer Creek Speedway is phenomenal.

Saldana has two wins and four top fives in as many races at the high-banked track, which hosts the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series this Saturday for the annual Asgrow/DeKalb Clash at the Creek.

"I love running Deer Creek," Saldana said. "We've had a lot of success there. I'm definitely looking forward to running there again and hopefully we can continue to run up front."

Saldana claimed the first two World of Outlaws events at the track in 2009 and 2010 before he missed the race in 2011. He then finished third in 2012 and fifth last season.

"It's got a good shape to it and it has a lot of banking," he said. "They also have a great fan turnout."

Steve Kinser, Craig Dollansky and Ian Madsen have also been victorious at Deer Creek Speedway during the Asgrow/DeKalb Clash at the Creek.

INFORMATION -

WHO: World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

WHAT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, which features open-wheeled, 900-plus horsepowered race cars, travels the country for more than 90 races at more than 50 dirt tracks in 24 states and three Canadian provinces

WHERE: Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn.

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 13

TIMES: Pits open at 2 p.m.; Main gates open at 4 p.m.; Racing scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

TICKETS -

Fans can order tickets online at http://www.DeerCreekSpeedway.com. For more information, call 1-877-327-7223.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Kinser Eager for World of Outlaws Event Presented by High Performance Lubricants

Inside Line Promotions - KOKOMO, Ind. - Kraig Kinser is excited to return to one of his home tracks for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event presented by High Performance Lubricants next week.

Kokomo Speedway will host the previously rained out race on Tuesday, Sept. 16.

"Even without my family ties, it's an Indiana track, my home state," Kinser said. "I love racing back home. It's a track I look forward to going to every time."

Kinser has won two World of Outlaws events at the quarter-mile oval, which is one of the tracks where he cut his teeth before going on the professional circuit.

"It's a real short track," he said. "You normally have quite a few cars there and the track changes throughout the night. With the way they have it now with the wall, the cushion builds up. It's a fun track to run. You've really got to be on top of your car and trust your car at that place."

Kinser's father, Steve, is a 20-time series champion and he has claimed a series-leading six races at Kokomo Speedway. This event will mark the final time fans will get to watch "The King" race at the bullring as a full-time member of the World of Outlaws.

INFORMATION -

WHO: World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

WHAT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, which features open-wheeled, 900-plus horsepowered race cars, travels the country for more than 90 races at more than 50 dirt tracks in 24 states and three Canadian provinces

WHERE: Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind.

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 16

TIMES: Pits open at 2 p.m.; Main gates open at 4 p.m.; Racing scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

TICKETS -

Check out the O'Reilly Auto Parts $5 off general admission ticket special. When fans purchase a general admission ticket at a participating O'Reilly Auto Parts store they receive $5 off (adult tickets are $35 or $30 at O'Reilly Auto Parts and child tickets are $15 or $10 at O'Reilly Auto Parts ). Children 5 and younger get into the race for free. Fans need to exchange their O'Reilly Auto Parts receipt for a ticket at the main grandstands booth on race day.

A pit/combo ticket is also available, which includes a reserved seat, a pit pass and a "Class of 2014" poster of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers. Adult pit/combo tickets are $38 and pit/combo tickets for children aged 0 to 12 are $25.

For reserved seating ticket information, visit http://www.SLSpromotions.com or call 1-815-344-2023 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Central) Monday thru Friday.

Also, spectators can upgrade any ticket to a pit pass for only $10 on race day.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

The Arnold Motor Supply Shootout Welcomes World of Outlaws This Friday

Inside Line Promotions - SPENCER, Iowa - Clay County Fair Speedway hosts the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series this Friday following an extensive trip along the West Coast.

The 3/8-mile track welcomes the premier sprint car series for The Arnold Motor Supply Shootout with associate sponsors Bob's Bike Shop, H&N Chevrolet, Vanderhaag's and Justice Brothers. It will mark the eighth straight year with a World of Outlaws race at the fairgrounds.

"With the fair there and the crowds they normally get, it's definitely a place you look forward to," Kraig Kinser said. "It's a nice facility and a nice atmosphere."

The racing is pretty good as well.

"When it gets feature time it seems like it's a pretty racy track," Kinser said.

Current World of Outlaws championship points leader Donny Schatz has won a series-best four races at Clay County Fair Speedway, including the last two events.

Brad Sweet, Craig Dollansky, Jac Haudenschild and Jason Meyers have also visited Victory Lane.

INFORMATION -

WHO: World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

WHAT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, which features open-wheel, 900-plus horsepower race cars, travels the country for more than 90 races at more than 50 dirt tracks in 24 states and three Canadian provinces

WHERE: Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 12

TIMES: Pits open at 2 p.m.; Main gates open at 4 p.m.; Racing scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

TICKETS -

A pit/combo ticket is also available, which includes a reserved seat, a pit pass and a "Class of 2014" poster of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers. Adult pit/combo tickets are $38 and pit/combo tickets for children aged 0 to 12 are $25.

General admission seating is available as well for $32 per adult ticket and $15 for children aged 6 to 12 years old. Children 5 years old and younger get in free.

For reserved seating ticket information, visit http://www.SLSpromotions.com or call 1-815-344-2023 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Central) Monday thru Friday.

Also, spectators can upgrade any ticket to a pit pass for only $10 on race day.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Josh Schneiderman – Big Win in West Burlington!

(Bill W) September 9, 2014 – It was set to be another awesome night for Josh Schneiderman in his hometown on Saturday night. He won the $2,000 305 feature from the fifth row at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, and had charged from ninth to second in the MOWA event. Unfortunately, a tangle with a lapped machine ended his bid for two wins and a sweep, but the Deuce Motorsports team will bounce back into action this week. On Thursday, they will compete at the Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa with the Sprint Invaders, before taking on the World of Outlaws at the Deer Creek Speedway near Spring Valley, Minnesota on Saturday.

A wet track saw most heats for the 31-car field see little passing. That was the case in Josh’s 305 heat, where he finished third after starting fourth. “In the 305, the lack of power stinks with a track like that,” he say. “You have to ride it out and see where it is. The cooler temperatures and the sun ducking in and out of the clouds made for a greasy track early in the night.”

The third place finish set up a starting spot inside row five for the feature. “I noticed in the Dash and B that guys were starting to run the bottom,” says Josh. “We had set the car up extremely loose and we changed it up. We were really tight early on in the feature. About six laps in, I was just hoping for a top five. We were just that bad. I kept moving the car around on the track and finally, about ten or twelve laps in we hit on something and started moving forward.”

Josh picked off cars gradually before picking off RJ Johnson for second on lap 15, and Donnie Steward for the lead on lap 20. “I was a little disappointed in all of the cautions,” he says. “We had old 410 tires on, so we had a harder tire on than most of the other guys. I needed green flag laps to keep the tires warm. When I’d get two or three laps strung together, I had a rocket ship, and it was a matter of me hitting my marks. We were perfect at that point. It’s always good to win. It was a quality class with a quality group of cars on Saturday.”

The slick track early in the night meant timing in later in the 410 field was advantageous. Josh timed in fifth quick after coming out 12th in the order. “I kind of wish we’d have been towards the back like (Brian) Brown and a couple of the other guys were,” he says. “I think the track was still getting the grease blown off when we were out. We’ve been on both sides of it this year, and we can’t seem to get a draw either way.”

Fifth quick meant starting inside row two where the track was still slick. Josh would nail down a transfer spot in fourth. “We needed to be on top for the momentum,” he says. “It was still greasy on the bottom where we were. It was just tough. Once you got in line, you finished where you started.”

Starting ninth in the MOWA main event, the team made a few last second adjustments after winning the 305 feature. “We determined where we wanted to go with stagger before the 305 feature,” says Josh. “The only thing I did was move the wing up a little bit. They did put a little more gear in it, but I wanted to leave the car free so I could move around a little bit.”

Similar to the 305 feature, Josh found his groove and jetted up to second. On a restart, he would have two lapped cars between him and the leader Brown. One of the lapped cars got sideways in turn two and collected him. “It was an unfortunate incident,” he says. “It was a racing deal. It was a bad deal. I hated it for my guys and my sponsors who work so hard and deserved a good run. I feel we were as good as Brown. I don’t know if we could have done anything with him, because we were running the same line, but it would have at least been an interesting race if we got in lapped traffic.”

The team rushed to get the car rolling and rejoin the race, but it was obviously crippled. “They did everything in their power,” says Josh of the team. “The front end was pushed six inches back. Both wings were bent up. They did what they could to make some laps. Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be.”

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Deuce Motorsports would like to extend thanks to all of their partners for the 2014 Season: World of Wheels, Universal Therapy, MD Orthopaedics, Morning Sun Farm Implement, Kubota, Gear Heads for God, Trinity Archery, Ideal Ready Mix, Automotive Machine, J&J Auto Racing, Engler Injection, Hoosier Tire, Coors, Grand Strand Salon, SignTec, Weld Wheels, Hepfner Race Products, ButlerBuilt, and Mountain Dew Kick Start.

 

 

Sanders 12th at Civil War Gold Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the Civil War Series making their annual stop at the Silver Dollar Speedway to open up the Gold Cup Race of Champions, Justin Sanders had hopes of putting on a show like he did at this very race one year ago, but unfortunately things didn’t quite go as he had hoped and he finished in the 12th spot.

“We had a pretty good night going, but in the feature we just missed our setup a little, and I just went backwards,” he said.

With 39 cars on hand for the Gold Cup opener, Sanders timed the Rudy Warrington No. 18 machine in 16th fastest, just narrowly beating out Andy Gregg to make the heat race inversion.

Taking advantage of his front row starting spot, Sanders would fend off Carson Macedo to pick up the heat race win, and take a spot in the night’s dash.

Starting fifth in the feature event by way of his fifth place finish in the dash, Sanders ran inside the Top-10 during the first six laps of the event, until a series of cautions bred restarts, which did not work out for him.

Slipping back to the 14th spot during the race’s longest run, Sanders battled with Steven Tiner, Andy Gregg, and Dominic Scelzi as he searched around the slick Silver Dollar Speedway.

With one final restart coming with seven to go, Sanders was able to pick up a few positions late, as he crossed the checkered flag with a 12th place finish.

“We were okay initially, but restarts really hurt us,” he said. “My guys worked hard, but it just wasn’t meant to be.”

Justin Sanders would like to thank North County Plastering, G&N Construction, STS Trucking, Lancaster Locksmith, Village Glass. Lufos Kustom Designs, Taco Bravo, LRB Race Products, Petersen Media, Fire Protection Management, Dirt Solution, Bob Tweedy, Ron Gravelle. Keener Auto Body, and Dave Haver Racing Engines for their continued support.

ON TAP: Sanders will be in action on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway in Placerville, CA.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-36, Wins-4, Top-5’s-15, Top-10’s-22

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

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media specializes in motorsports media constructing news releases, both pre and post race, as well as constructing email lists to keep sponsors, and fans up to date. Petersen Media also utilizes today's Social Media networks to provide trackside updates to fans and sponsors, and can customize packages to fit your team's needs.

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First Time World of Outlaw Winners Score With KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: KSE Racing Products shined again over the last week across the country, and in all the winning, a pair of drivers scored their first career wins with the World of Outlaws.

With the World of Outlaws in his backyard, Chico, CA driver, Jonathan Allard picked up his first ever World of Outlaws win on Saturday night by way of a last lap pass to score the Gold Cup Race of Champions win.

Friday night, 18-year-old, Carson Macedo, upset the field, when he got around Daryn Pittman in the early stages of the feature event, to pick up not only his first World of Outlaw win, but his first 410ci win, using KSE Power Steering Products to find his way to victory lane.

In Oregon, Shane Stewart ended Donny Schat’z winning streak as he powered to victory at the Willamette Speedway a night before Daryn Pittman used his KSE Gen2 Black Series Steering Gear to pick up the win at the Southern Oregon Speedway.

In ASCS action, Brian Brown had a monster weekend as he won at the 34 Raceway, and claimed the Nebraska Cup at the Eagle Raceway. Seth Bergman scored with the ASCS Sooner Region, while Jack Dover and Joe Ramaker used their KSE Racing Products to score with the ASCS Midwest and Frontier Region’s.

At the Tuscarora 50, Greg Hodnett picked up the big win, and cashed in on the All Star’s Eastern Region Championship in doing so, marking his the third year in a row Mike Heffner’s team has earned the honor. Robert Ballou won with the BOSS, Danny martin took Top Gun Honors, Austin McCarl cashed in at Huset’s for their 10k-To-Win race, Kody Swanson won with the USAC Silver Crown Series, and Dusty Zomer picked up the win at the River Cities Speedway.

Steering The Best From East To West: KSE Racing Products continues to prove their steering performance all across the country. You want the best? Visit www.kse-racing.com to find a dealer in your area and get your hands on KSE’s new lightweight, Black Series Gen2 Power Steering Gear, Black Series HPD Power Steering Pump, and Stingray Wing Valve & Cylinder.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with all of KSE Racing Products happenings and new products by visiting www.kse-racing.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/KSE_Racing .

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Dewease Third at Tuscarora 50

PETERSEN MEDIA: Fayetteville, PA hot-shoe, Lance Dewease put on tow great performances with the All Star Circuit of Champions over the weekend at Port Royal as he charged to seventh during The Night Before The 50, and ran a very strong third during the Tuscarora 50.

“We had a bad fast car both nights, and it is really nice to end up on the podium,” Dewease said. “We got off to a great start during the first 25-laps but when the rubber started going down, we just got in the groove.”

As the action kicked off on Friday night, Dewease timed his C.C. Dietz Builders/Conduit Connections/Hess Ornamental Iron No. 14 machine in 20th fastest, before finishing second in heat race action.

Lining up in the 10th row for the 30-lap feature event, Dewease got off to a great start as he navigated around the Port Royal Speedway.

With the bottom of the speedway getting faster as the race wore on, Dewease took advantage as he worked his way towards the Top-10.

With the race going non-stop, Dewease made a couple of great moves on Brent Marks and Mike Erdley to grab a seventh place finish.

Back in action on Saturday night for the Tuscarora 50, Dewease opened the night up by timing in 12 fastest in qualifying time trials.

Picking up the heat race win, Dewease would grid the field from the fifth row aboard his Pro Shocks By LD Shocks/Triple X/Wings Unlimited machine for the 50-lap affair.

Getting off to another good start, Dewease worked his way forward during the first segment, finding himself in the third spot as he got around Lucas Wolfe and Danny Holtgraver.

As the track began taking rubber, Dewease just got in the grove and held on.

“We were really fast, and it’s unfortunate it took rubber,” he said. “We just got in line and held on at that point, but another great weekend for us.”

Dewease would like to thank C.C. Dietz Builders, Conduit Connections, Hess Ornamental Iron, Pro Shocks by LD Shocks, Triple X, Wings Unlimited, Keizer Wheels, DMI Racing Components, Schoenfeld Headers, Hanks Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schaeffer Racing Oils, Astro Titanium, Tom Shockey Collision, Kirkey Racing Seats, Bell Helmets, WRT Web Designs, and WRT SpeedWerx

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-49, Wins-4, Top 5’s-17, Top 10’s-28.

ON TAP: Dewease will be at Williams Grove on Friday night, and in Selinsgrove on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Lance by visiting his website, www.lancedewease.com, or liking his Facebook Page, Lance Dewease Motorsports.

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media specializes in motorsports media constructing news releases, as well as constructing email lists to keep sponsors, and fans up to date. Petersen Media also utilizes today's Social Media networks to provide trackside updates to fans and sponsors, and can customize packages to fit your team's needs.

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SSP Track Championships to be Decided on Saturday Night, September 13

Kid’s Night and Figure 8 Racing Final Rescheduled for Saturday Night;

Next Wednesday Night Test & Tune on September 17

Newberrytown, PA (September 9, 2014) – On Saturday night, September 13, racing action returns to the Big Track at SSP with Track Championship Night. Racing action will include the Late Models Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks Cars, Road Warriors, Mini Vans and PA Sprint Series. Track champions will be crowned in the Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks, Road Warriors, Mini Vans and PA Sprint Series divisions. There will also be a special championship awards presentation for the drivers of the Summer Shoot-Out Series at the Outback Track. The final race for the Figure 8 division has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 13 to decide the track champion.

The wives, girlfriends and mothers of the SSP drivers will also host a Kid’s Night at SSP on Saturday night. There will be games, face painting, driver “Meet & Greets,” School Bus rides and more before the racing activities start in the front parking lot area. There will also be lots of prizes (including at least 17 bicycles) and giveaways for the kids. Festivities will begin at 4:00 p.m. until the racing begins.

The Late Model Track Championship will be decided on Saturday night. There are two drivers in contention to with the coveted Billet Cup, in honor of the late seven-time track champion Carl Billet. The J.R. Rodriguez leads Randy Christine Jr. by 84 points. Rodriguez simply needs to take the green flag for the qualifying heat race to clinch the championship and add his name to the Billet Cup.

The Street Stock Track Championship is much closer as Jasen Geesaman leads Scott Thunberg by 7 points in the season-long battle. Geesaman is vying for his first SSP Track Championship as Thunberg is looking for his third career SSP title after winning them in 1998 and 2009. Jimmy Combs and Chris Derr have a long shot for the title and are only able to have a chance if either Geesaman and Thunberg do not take the green flag in the heat and feature event.

The SSP Xtreme Stock Car Track Championship will also come down to the final lap of the feature event as only two points separate Davey Nester and Patrick McClane. Like Geesaman, Nester is looking for his career first SSP track title as McClane is seeking his third title in the past five seasons (2010 & 2012). Johnny Palm has an outside chance at the title, should Nester and McClane drastically falter on Saturday night.

Three-time Road Warrior Track Champion (2010, 2011 & 2013) Daryl Sipe, seeks his fourth championship in five season and holds a 60 point lead over 2012 Road Warrior Champion Curt McDade with one race remaining on Saturday. If Sipe takes the green flag in either the heat or feature race, he will clinch the championship.

The battle for the Mini Van Track Championship is nonexistent if Zakari Kitner takes the green flag in the feature event. Last season, Kitner and Donny Groff were declared co-champions as they were tied even after all tiebreaker scenarios were exhausted. Richard Wolfe would be champion if Kitner fails to make the call for the feature.

In the PA Sprint Series, Mike Wagner II holds a 44 point lead over Colby Dice. Last season, Wagner’s brother, Logan was the 2013 PA Sprint Series SSP Track Champion.

Two points separate Darryl Kump II and Dennis Dorosz for the SSP title in the Figure 8 division.

Brian Gagliardo is the 2014 SSP PENNMAR Vintage Car Track Champion as there are no races for the division remaining this season.

Track Championships will also be determined at a later date for the following: 410 Sprints (November 16); 358 Sprint Cars (November 16); Sidewinder Sprints (October 25); Sportsman Modifieds (October 25); Legends Cars (October 25) and Classic Cars (November 1).

On Saturday the times will change for the fall racing hours. The pit gates will open at 3:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 4:00 p.m. Track Prep laps begin at 5:40 p.m. with qualifying races at 6:00 p.m. followed by consolation races and feature events.

General Admission Grandstand ticket prices for Saturday night are Adults (ages 18-59) $14.00; Young Adults (ages 11-17) & Senior Adults (60 & Older) $12.00; Children (10 & under) are free. Pit pass prices are $25.00 with a reduced price of $22.00 for all pit competitor license holders. The minimum age requirement to purchase a pit pass is 12 years of age with a copy of a birth certificate is required for all ages 12 to 14.

The next Wednesday Night Test & Tune for any type of racecar will be on Wednesday, September 17. The gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with practice sessions rotating for each class from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The cost is $12.00 per person for pit passes and a $20.00 fee for each racecar entering the pit area ($32.00 per car & driver combination). Each session will be 4-6 laps per session depending on car count. The grandstands are open free to the public. Each class will receive 4 to 5 rounds of 4/6 laps each or more if time permits. The fuel pumps from Miller’s Racing Parts will not be open. Anyone needing fuel should contact Miller’s Racing Parts directly at 717-766-0181. The main concession stand will be open throughout the night.

Also on Wednesday night, there will an open practice session for quarter midgets, karts and Adult Speedcars at the Outback Track from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. under the lights. The gates will open at 5:30 p.m. with open practice from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The cost will be $20.00 per driver with no charge for anyone else entering the grandstand and “cold pit” areas. All Outback Track participants should enter the pits from the Kise Mill Road entrance behind turn 2 of the “Big Track.”

The Susquehanna Speedway Park is located off I-83 to exit 32, then 1.4 miles NW on SR382 to York Road, then 1.3 miles south. For more information, contact the speedway offices at (717) 292-1696 or visit online at sspracing.net. On raceday, use the track phone at (717) 938-9170 for up-to-date information at the “Big Track” and the “Outback Track.”

 

 

Destiny Motorsports and Jac Haudenschild Part Ways

PETERSEN MEDIA: In motorsports, things are often not easy, and today Destiny Motorsports has made the difficult decision to part ways with driver, Jac Haudenschild.

“Our entire team, and family would like to thank Jac and the Haudenschild family for their efforts and work with us during the 2014 season,” Destiny Motorsports owner, Rick Rogers said. “We felt it would be best for both parties to split ways at this time, and give Jac, and ourselves, ample time to make plans for 2015.”

“It was a fun season with Jac, and we are really proud that he was able to give us our first All Star win as a team, and put together a really strong performance during Ohio Speedweek, but as of late things have not gone the way the team, and driver has hoped, and felt it was a good time to make a change,” Rogers added. “We wish the Haudenschild family well, and look forward to battling with Jac on the track in years to come.”

Currently sitting second in All Star National points, Desitny Motorsports has been in action 56 times in 2014 picking up three wins, 16 Top-Five finishes, and 22 Top-10 Finishes.

“We still plan to be in Fremont this weekend, and we will make announcement when we have a driver lined up,” he added.

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Benic Enterprises, Rick Rogers Construction, Renegade Rentals, Triple X Race Components, Boss Signs and Graphics, Rens Trucking, Driver Websites, Petersen Media, Tony Stewart Racing, GME Manufacturing, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, Kistler Engines, Keizer Wheels, DMI, Red Devil Brakes, Champion Oil, and Hoosier Tire for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Destiny Motorsports will be in action this weekend for an All Star Double Header at the Freemont Speedway.

2014 DESTINY MOTORSORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-56, Wins-3, Top 5’s-16, Top 10’s-22

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS9. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com.

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Lots of fun and racing for 7th Annual Jim Ford Classic at Fremont

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – It won’t just be a race, it will be an EVENT. There will be a lot of fun activities along with the exciting races planned for the 7th Annual Jim Ford Classic featuring the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12 and 13.

The weekend is a tribute to the late Jim Ford, who brought racing back to the Sandusky County Fairgrounds in 2000.

It begins Friday, Sept. 12 on All Pro Cylinder Heads Night with the UNOH All Stars along with the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints and AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Trucks. Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing underway at 7 p.m.

There will be drivers meet-and-greet for the fans prior to the night’s racing featuring Sheldon Haudenschild, Jac Haudenschild, Caleb Griffith, Byron Reed, Dale Blaney, Tim Shaffer, Lee Jacobs, Danny Holtgraver and Chris Andrews. The drivers will be available from 4-4:45 p.m. under the covered grandstands and fans are encouraged to bring t-shirts, die casts photos or what ever they would like autographed.

Following the races the band Big Dead Toe will entertain.

The fun continues Saturday, Sept. 13 on JLH General Contractors Night with the UNOH All Stars battling for 50 laps for the $10,000 top prize. The 305 sprints and dirt trucks will also be in action. Again, gates open at 4 p.m. and racing is slated to start at 7 p.m. There is a rain date for this event of Sunday, Sept. 14.

The day begins in the campground area across the street from the race track with the Third Annual Kick-It fund-raiser for childhood cancer research. There are 15 teams entered and they are seeking donations for Kick-It online at www.kick-it.org (click on the “find a game” tab and type in Fremont Speedway). The games begin at 10 a.m.

There will be a silent auction throughout the morning and a live auction at 2:15 p.m. featuring lots of merchandise and services available for bid.

At 1 p.m. the Fremont Speedway Queen’s Contest will be held in the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame. Not only will the track’s 2015 queen be crowned by for the first time there will be a Lil Miss Fremont Speedway Contest. Fans are welcome to attend the event.

Following the races the band Octane will entertain fans.

Camping is available for $20 per night and there are over 200 sites available that have electric and water hook-ups.

As for the racing action, it should be a very exciting weekend as the UNOH All Stars make their 115th and 116th appearance at “The Track That Action Built.”

Last year, four time Fremont Speedway champion Byron Reed opened the Jim Ford Classic weekend with the win, his 10th career UNOH All Star victory. When the big money was on the line four time All Star champion Dale Blaney took home the win on Saturday.

Blaney, the current series point leader, is having a phenomenal season. He has recorded 13 All Star wins this year. He has three wins at Fremont this year, two of which were All Star events. He has 16 career UNOH All Star wins at Fremont and 22 total feature wins at the track.

Another driver looking to continue a recent hot streak is Danny Holtgraver. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania driver has three UNOH All Star wins in 2014 and had solid weekend with the series at Pennsylvania’s Port Royal Speedway this past weekend and currently sits third in All Star national points and fourth in the series’ Ohio Region standings.

Whenever Jac Haudenschild hits the race track fans now they are in for a treat. The Wild Child has two All Star wins in 2014 and sits second in the series national standings and third in the Ohio Region points.

Four time UNOH All Star champion Tim Shaffer has eight career series wins at Fremont and 13 overall at the track. He recently scored his first series win of the year at Mercer Raceway Park. Shaffer is fourth in the All Stars national points and fifth in the Ohio Region.

Lee Jacobs is also have a banner year with two UNOH All Star wins. The Fremont Speedway track record holder is currently fifth in the All Star national points and second in the Ohio Region. He has four career wins at Fremont.

Another four time UNOH All Star champion, Chad Kemenah will look to add to his 11 career wins at Fremont and has had several top five runs this season at the track. He sits sixth in both the national and Ohio region points for the All Stars.

Cole Duncan has a win at Fremont in 2014 and sits 9th in the UNOH All Star national points and 8th in the Ohio Region standings.

Sheldon Haudenschild is also expected to compete at Fremont. He has an All Star victory in 2014 and sits 10th in the series national and Ohio Region points.

Of course the All Stars will face stiff competition from the Fremont weekly competitors. Reed, though winless at the track in 2014, has had very consistent top five finishes and currently leads the track’s point standings. He recently wrapped up his second Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica (FAST) Sprint Title championship.

Brian Lay has two wins at Fremont this season and currently sits second in the track’s points. Caleb Griffith, who scored his first UNOH All Star win this season at Fremont, has two victories at the track. A former track champion, Craig Mintz also has two wins at Fremont in 2014. Other winners include Dean Jacobs, Rob Chaney, Christopher Bell, James McFadden and Jamie Veal.

Other locals that could present a challenge to the UNOH All Stars include Chris Andrews, Brian Smith, D.J. Foos, Travis Philo, Stuart Brubaker, Gary Taylor, Cap Henry, Brandon Wimmer, Jody Keegan, Duane Zablocki, Broc Martin, Todd Heller and more.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

 

 

Cox Has Busy Gold Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA: Participating in the Wednesday and Thursday portion of the 61st Gold Cup Race of Champions, Justyn Cox had a tough night with the Civil War Series on Wednesday night, but put together a strong effort with the USAC/CRA Series on Thursday night in what was his first non-winged sprint car start.

“I struggled timing in on Wednesday, and then just continued to have one of those nights, and then we took the wings off on Thursday night, and I had a ton of fun,” Cox said.

Kicking the action off on Wednesday night, Cox admittedly struggled in time trials, as he ended up 33rd fastest out of 39 cars.

Heat race action saw Cox make some moves to get into a transfer spot, but contact ensued, and he was knocked out of contention, and moved into the night’s C Main event due to his time trial.

Lining up on the front row of the C Main, Cox jumped into the second spot where he would sit for the rest of the race, as he moved into the B Main, where he started in the 18th spot.

On the very racy surface, Cox was able to work his way forward, and the possibility of transferring grew realistic.

With the race taking up it’s allotted time limit due to various cautions, it was checkered with two laps to go, and while sitting near the transfer spot, it was deemed by scoring officials, that Cox was on the outside looking in at the race’s conclusion, and his night was over.

“I am not really sure what happened because everything that I have seen showed us in sixth, but I should have never put my self that far back to begin with,” he said.

Shedding the wings for Thursday’s show, Cox kicked his night off by timing in 25th fastest.

Lining up seventh in his heat race, the Clarksburg, CA driver slipped back to the ninth spot when the race got underway, but he began pushing his machine harder, and harder, and worked his way back up to sixth.

Starting ninth in the B Main, Cox attempted to run the bottom when the race went green, but that didn’t work out for him as he slipped back as far as 11th.

Working his way to the top, Cox began to get comfortable on the cushion as he worked his way forward.

Getting what he could out of his machine, Cox worked his way up to the seventh spot, as he reeled in the sixth place car.

Bobbling on the cushion, Cox slipped back, and was unable to make the transfer to the feature event.

“I had a blast non-wing racing,” he said. “I cannot wait to do it again, as I thought things went well for my first time. I really have to thank Rodney, Brent Everitt, Eric Davis, and Shane Graham for all of their hard work all weekend.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Capitol Casino, Jimmy Vasser Chevrolet, JRI Shocks, JRD Endeavors, NAAKE, LRB, Tim’s Hot Rods, Justice Brothers, Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, Worton Designs, Manzer Motorsports, MTFX Graphics, Konnected, and College Cyclery for their support during the 2014 season.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-18, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP: Cox will be back in action this coming Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway!

 

 

Tiner 10th at Civil War Gold Cup Race

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking the wheel of the Wright Motorsports No. 99 machine for the 61st Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions, Steven Tiner opened the weekend up with a 10th place finish with the Civil War Series on Wednesday night, before making his first Gold Cup start with the World of Outlaws in several years on Friday and Saturday night.

“I have to thank the Wright family for the opportunity to drive for them this weekend,” Tiner said. “I haven’t ran the 410 part of Gold Cup in forever, and for not running a 410 hardly at all the last few years, I thought it went okay.”

Wednesday night saw Tiner time the Wright Process Systems/BR Motorsports/King Racing Products entry in ninth quickest, putting himself on the front row of his heat race.

Getting the jump, Tiner would go on to hold off Andy Forsberg to pick up the heat race win, and move into the Dash, where he would start on the pole.

Leading the field to green by way of his dash win, Tiner would get into the second spot when things went green as he chased after Andy Forsberg for the first six laps, until the caution waived.

The restart saw Bud Kaeding get around as the field made another lap, before another caution waived. That ensuing restart was not kind to Tiner as he slipped back to the sixth spot, as he battled with Rico Abreu and Kyle Hirst.

During a long green flag run, Tiner would slip back to the ninth spot, and the race’s final restart saw Sean Becker sneak by him, and Tiner would end his night with a 10th place finish.

Getting the 410ci engine bolted in his machine for Friday night, Tiner, went out early in time trials, and would end up 22nd quickest.

Heat race action saw Tiner have help getting up over the cushion, and his seventh place finish would put him in the B Main event, where he would finish in the ninth spot, ending his night.

Saturday night saw Tiner time the No. 99 entry in 28th fastest, and again finish seventh in heat race action.

Lining up 10th in the B Main, Tiner would work his way up to the fifth spot, as he closed in on fourth running Bud Kaeding, and as they battled for the final transfer spot, Tiner upset his machine in the thick cushion, and slipped back to a sixth place finish.

“I felt a lot better on Saturday night, but just came up short,” he said. “I had a blast, and hopefully can do some more racing with the Wright family. Again, I cannot thank them enough for this opportunity.”

Steven and his Steven Tiner Racing team would like to thank Larry Davis Farms, Wright Process Systems, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Elma Lanes, Harvest Supply, Powder Coat-It, SRP, Wilwood, FSR, Dan Olson Race Products, Sander Engineering, Sweet Manufacturing, Good Ridge, Schoenfeld, Western Metal Company, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2013 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-32, Wins-2, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-18

ON TAP: Tiner is seeking any opportunities to race this weekend, as his engine his still being finished.

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Gregg Makes Two Gold Cup Feature Events

PETERSEN MEDIA: Andy Gregg was in action with both the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster and the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars during the 61st Gold Cup Race of Champions in Chico, CA last week, and in three night’s of action, the Placerville, CA driver made two feature events, only to have a mechanical issue keep him from making all three feature’s.

“It was an okay weekend for our team,” Gregg said. “We struggled a little on Wednesday in the 360 race, and I was pleased with how we ran against the Outlaws Friday and Saturday night.”

Kicking things off on Wednesday night, Gregg timed his Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Capitol Ace Hardware/Thompson’s Auto No. 14R entry in 17th fastest after being the last car to take a time, but he just narrowly missed the heat race inversion.

Lining up fifth in his heat race, Gregg and Rico Abreu battled for the fourth and final transfer spot, but Abreu was able to sneak by Gregg late in the race, and he was bound for the night’s B Main.

Gridding the field from the third row in the night’s B Main, Gregg had a solid B Main has he worked around the slicked off speedway, looking to earn a spot into the 30-lap feature event.

Avoiding some near disasters, Gregg would finish in the fifth spot, and move into the night’s feature event, where he lined up in the 11th row, and in the 21st position.

From the back of the pack, Gregg would work around the tricky surface nicely, as he maneuvered his way up to a 13th place finish.

Back in action on Friday night with the World of Outlaws, Gregg would time his Miller Fortune/Poor’s Equipment Repair/K&N No. 53 machine in 17th fastest, again just narrowly missing the heat race inversion.

A sixth place finish in heat race action put Gregg in the LCQ, where he would finish in the fourth spot, and move into the Friday night main event.

Lining up in the ninth row for the 30-lap feature event, Gregg ran around the 15th spot much of the race until he made contact with a stalled Brad Sweet. With the contact being light, Gregg would restart, and would work back to 15th, where he would finish.

Saturday night saw Gregg time the FK Rod Ends/King Racing Products/BR Motorsports backed entry in 20th fastest before finishing in the seventh spot in his heat race.

Lining up fifth in the LCQ, Gregg worked quickly jumped into the fourth spot, and looked to be well on his way into the feature event, until a cam drive spud broke late in the race resulting in him losing power steering, and fuel pressure, and his weekend came to an end.

“I have to thank my team and all of my sponsors for getting us out here this weekend, and having some fun,” Gregg said. “I though we raced pretty well, but those couple of nights just missing the inversion hurt us. Now we will look forward to some of the big races left still out west, and see if we can’t pick up a couple of wins.”

Gregg and the Russell Motorsports team would like to thank Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Capitol Ace Hardware, Thompson’s Auto, Carroll Russell Bookkeeping, Arnold’s For Awards, Goodwin Trucking, Farrell Design-Build Inc., K&N, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, GUTS, Amsoil, Wilwood, Amerikote, 101.9 The Wolf, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and HJS Consulting for their support this season.

Andy would like to thank Miller Fortune, Poor’s Equipment Repair, K&N, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, FK Shocks, Wilwood, Capitol Ace Hardware, 95.7 The Wolf, CTL Forrest Management, Nail Roofing, Meyers and Sons Drywall, Ervin Sales Group, Hansen Machine, K&T Fab, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Amerikote, and Hinchman for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Gregg will take this weekend off before returning to the Placerville Speedway with the Civil War Series on Saturday, September 20th.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-41, Wins-2, Top 5’s-18, Top 10’s-22

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg53.

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Shaw 13th With USAC/CRA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Competing with the USAC/CRA and Civil War Series during the 61st Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions, Kyler Shaw had some tough luck with the wing on, before turning in a nice 13th place effort in only his second non-wing sprint car start.

“I have had an absolute blast racing non-wing in the two starts I have made this year, and hope we can do more of it next year,” Shaw said. “In the winged car we had pretty good speed, I just made a mistake in my heat race, and then in the B Main, I kind of got used up.”

Timing in seventh fastest on Wednesday night with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster, Shaw lined up in the second row of his heat race. A self admitted driver error saw the Shaw Structures Unlimited/PM$ Investments/Stan Yockey Motorsports entry slip back to a seventh place finish.

Starting second in the B Main, Shaw slipped back to the fourth spot as he battled for a spot in the 30-lap A Main. In what was a wild B Main that was eventually called due to excessive cautions, Shaw received contact from another car, that sent him over the cushion and spun out.

From the back of the pack, Shaw was unable to move back forward, and his night came to an end.

Opting to take on the USAC/CRA series on Thursday night with his 360ci engine, Shaw timed his machine in 24th fastest, earning a front row starting spot in his heat.

Getting the jump, Shaw would wire the field, as he picked up the heat race win, and went directly to the feature event, though he lined up last due to his qualifying time.

On the slick surface, the Fresno, CA driver took advantage of numerous yellows as he picked off a couple of positions on restarts, as he kept his nose clean.

Using some circumstances to his advantage, Shaw was able to cross the stripe with a 13th place finish.

“For being under powered we did pretty well I thought, against some very stiff 410 competition,” he added. “We were pretty good until it started to take rubber, and to run well in only my second non wing start is pretty cool.”

Kyler would like to thank Shaw Structures Unlimited, PM$ Investments, Stan Yockey Motorsports, Pro Signs, 4FourGraphics, F4st Four Media, Borrelo Racing Engines, Uncle Dave’s Ranch, and Sid’s Smokehouse for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-24, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-11.

ON TAP: Kyler will now head to the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for the conclusion of the 2014 regular season at the speedway, where he currently sits eighth in the point standings.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Kyler Shaw by following @KS2Motorsports on Twitter, or liking https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kyler-Shaw-Motorsports/210375962325287.

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Forgettable Gold Cup For Croft

PETERSEN MEDIA- Willie Croft quickly pulled a tear off on the 2014 Gold Cup Race of Champions, and in fact, he can’t wait to get back to racing this weekend as he had a nightmarish weekend.

“He definitely did not go the way that I had hoped,” Croft said. “I do have to thank all of the guys that help me though. They worked their butt’s off all weekend.”

Croft’s 2014 Gold Cup kicked off on Wednesday night with the Civil War Sprint Car Series Presented By Flowmaster, and the Sacramento, CA driver stopped the clocks with the fourth quickest lap of the night.

Heat race action saw Croft battle brake issues, and as he tried to work around the slick track, he had his fair share of issues, and wound up in the B Main.

Starting on the pole of the B, Croft was simply dominant, as he rode the cushion to perfection to pick up the win, and move into the feature event, where he gridded the field from the ninth spot.

Running in the Top-10 much of the race, Croft had issues with five to go, and opted to call it a night as he pulled into the pit area, and was credited with a 20th place finish.

As the World of Outlaws rolled into town on Friday, Croft bolted his 410ci engine in his Holey Smokes BBQ/Christian Stover Foundation/ButlerBuilt No. 29 entry, and timed in 15th quickest.

Getting the jump in his heat race, Croft took command of the race, and looked to be well on his way into the Dash, until contact with the second place car caused Croft’s machine to get upset, and ultimately get upside down.

Starting third in the LCQ, Croft would work into the second spot as he chased after Rico Abreu, and would transfer to the feature event, where he started in the seventh row, and he would be credited with a 22nd place finish.

Saturday night brought the close of the three-race weekend, and Croft’s would have a tough night, as his Gold Cup ended in the C Main.

“It was just one of those tough weekend’s,” Croft said. “Unfortunately we have had too many of them this season, so hopefully with some big races coming up, we can shake it, and end our season on a high note.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, The Christian Stover

Foundation, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Schoenfeld, K&N, Smith Precision Products, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Shark Racing Engines, A.R.T., M.R.O. Industrial Supply, Redline Oil, Kaeding Performance, PaPa’s Beef Jerky, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, AIC Powdercoating, and GUTS for their support in 2014.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-22, Wins-1, Top 5’s-7 Top 10’s-9.

ON TAP: Croft is looking over various schedules currently to put a plan together as the season winds down.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @wcroft29.

 

 

Brian Brown – Nebraska Cup and MOWA Win Reap $8,000!

(Bill W) September 8, 2014 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 brought home two wins last weekend. That brings the season total to a dozen heading into this weekend’s events with the World of Outlaws at the Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa and the Deer Creek Speedway near Spring Valley, Minnesota. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver was able to win the $3,000 MOWA event at the 34 Raceway near West Burlington, Iowa last Saturday, and take home the $5,000 Nebraska Cup at Eagle Raceway Sunday.

It sure was wet at Burlington early in the night on Friday.

It was uncharacteristic of Burlington. Usually, it’s ready to race when you hit hot laps. It seemed like it was just water sitting on top of the track. It wasn’t rough. Luckily, the officials made sure it was safe and ready for qualifying and gave us a couple extra sessions.

You came out 19th, but still managed to set quick time.

I think (the track) got better as it went. Even when I qualified, I was still slipping and sliding. We were able to get quick time. It didn’t do a lot for us though. We had to go from fourth to get in the top two in the heat.

You were able to get in the Dash by running second in the heat.

We had one of the tougher heats, I felt. I was able to sneak around (Paul) Nienhiser there on the outside going into turn one. We didn’t feel that great in the heat. We didn’t feel that good in the Dash either, where we went from fourth to second.

Obviously, you made the car better for the feature.

We made some wholesale changes. We seemed to land on something for the feature. (Pole-sitter and early leader) Ben Wagoner was setting a really good pace. I made a couple runs at him, but I wasn’t able to clear him. I settled in and figured I’d wait for traffic and see how it played out.

That’s when you made your move for the lead.

Ben went one way and I went the other. We were able to sneak by, and from that point on, I had a car I could put anywhere I wanted to on the track. As a driver, that’s all you can ask for. It was a good win. Anytime you can win with the competition in the MOWA series, it’s definitely good.

You’ve struggled a bit over the years at Eagle.

Eagle has been a place that puts on some good big races, especially the Nebraska Cup. It’s one of the four or five most prestigious 360 races in the country. It’s a great event. What excited us about going this year, was we were able to start 18th and run second last year.

Of course, you drew in row four of the heat. Your draws are not good at Eagle, historically.

We never seem to draw well and the heats were pretty narrow. We were able to go from seventh to fourth and that put us in the redraw. They had a neat thing where the kids came down and did a musical chairs for that. I had a good little youngster that did a good job and got me the fourth starting spot. I felt at that point we had a good opportunity to win.

…and you led every lap.

It took four or five starts, but the last one finally went. I think we passed Jay Russell for the lead in three and four on the first lap and got the lead. It was kind of like Burlington…I could put my car anywhere I needed to put it.

Did you have any doubts that you could pull it off?

There was a yellow with about nine to go, and Jack Dover lined up right behind us. He’s kind of the man around there, especially at Eagle. I was a little nervous. I really had to get going on my starts. The cushion kept getting bigger and bigger. Sometimes, you can get balled up on accident. I knew if we could just get going…as good as our car was, it was going to be tough for him to get by.

You were able to hold him off.

He showed me his nose a couple of times, but we were able to get away and get the win. It was a big win for us, especially going to a place we don’t run a whole lot. It just shows what a good team can do. Chad Morgan and Zac Thomas got us from Burlington to Eagle and got all the work done. I let Chad do his own deal on Sunday night, and I just kind of drove. I usually like to have input, but he did kind of what we did last year, and it worked out. Heather (Brown) was the best mud scraper in the pits all week long. That’s important too.

I know you have a lot of confidence in your equipment.

I can’t say enough about our cars. Our Maxim chassis were flawless all weekend long. Charlie Garrett with our 410 and Jaymie Moyle with our 360 had our engines rolling well.

That’s three wins in a row now.

With the momentum we have now, I’m just really looking forward to going to Spencer and Deer Creek. I feel our confidence is high again, but the Outlaws are good at bursting bubbles. We need to qualify in well, and have a solid couple of nights.

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Casey's: www.caseys.com

FVP: www.fvpparts.com

Brown’s Bits

This is the second time this year that Brian has posted three straight wins. He picked up three wins in a row at Knoxville (two in 410 and one in 360) in May. He picked up four wins in a row back in 2012 between July 20 and 27. He won that year in Fairmont, Minnesota, doubled up in 360 and 410 action the next night at Knoxville and followed that up with the Mary Lee Standridge Memorial in Jacksonville, Illinois.

15% off of Enco Tools Purchase!

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

About Casey’s General Stores

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

About FVP

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

Marketing Partner of the Week – Smiley’s Race Products

Smileys Racing Products and Hoosier Tire Southwest have been in the racing business for 30 years in the Dallas, Fort Worth area. Visit Smiley’s the next couple of weeks, either in Kennedale, at the showroom store in Mesquite, or at the racetracks. All employees at Smiley's Racing Products and Hoosier Tire Southwest are directly involved with race teams either as owners, drivers, pit crew members etc. What this means to you our customers is racing advice that has been tested on the track first, and then we pass our findings on to you our customers. From parts and tires to complete race cars, Smiley’s Racing Products and Hoosier Tire Southwest is ready to help you get to the checkered flag first. All aspects of our business can be seen at www.SmileysRacing.com. Click on catalog and put your information in and we will send you a catalog free of charge.

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – KSE Racing Products

Brian says – “We switched to KSE at the beginning of 2010. Dave and all the guys down there build a great product, and I couldn’t be happier. The car steers as good as ever.”

Based in White House, Tennessee, KSE Racing Products offers a variety of products including Filter Reservoir Tank Assemblies, Power Steering Gears and Pumps, H.P.D. Water Pumps, Tandem Fuel Pumps, Fluids and more. To receive a catalog, visit their website at www.KSE-Racing.com!

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

 

 

DJ Netto Seventh With World of Outlaws in Antioch, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: DJ Netto spent the last week competing with the World of Outlaws in Oregon, and California, and the Hanford, CA driver saved his best for last, as he picked up a seventh place finish with the series on Sunday night.

“We timed in well and ran well in Oregon, and then we got to CA and I struggled in Chico, so it was nice to put that behind me, and run a good race on Sunday night.”

With 27 cars on hand Sunday night, Netto started the night off by timing his Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain/Bogies Auto Parts No. 88n machine in sixth fastest.

Running sixth in his heat race on a hooked up tight surface, Netto would move to the feature event, where he started in the fifth row.

With the track still staying very fast starts were everything, and Netto was able to gain a couple of positions on the start and the lone restart, as he worked his way up to the seventh spot.

With a majority of the race going caution free, Netto did his best to manhandle his machine around the speedway as wheel stands were the norm, and he closed his five race adventure with the World of Outlaws with a seventh place finish.

“After Gold Cup, it was really nice to get to a new track, and focus on getting those two night’s behind me,” he added. “Have to thank my team for continuing to work hard for me, and give me good cars.”

Spending the middle of last week in in Lebanon, OR and in Medford, OR, Netto showed pretty good speed.

On Tuesday night in Lebanon, Netto timed in 10th fastest before running second in his heat race to Donny Schatz before finishing 18th in the main event.

Back in action on Wednesday at the Southern Oregon Speedway near Medford, OR, Netto timed in ninth fastest, and ran second in his heat race.

Lining up in the sixth row of the main event, Netto would hold his own as he would battle David Gravel and Cody Darrh during the race to finish in the 11th spot.

DJ and his Netto Racing team would like to thank Netto Agriculture, Penny Newman Grain, Bogies Auto Parts, and Vande Pol Enterprises for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Netto will return to action with the King of the West Series this Friday in Santa Maria, CA and on Saturday in Ventura, CA.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-41, Wins-1, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-12

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJNetto88.

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Hirst Has Stellar Weekend With World of Outlaws

PETERSEN MEDIA- With the World of Outlaws invading California over the weekend, Kyle Hirst defended his home turf well, as he picked up three top five finishes, including a second place finish that was part of the closest finish in World of Outlaw history, as he crossed the stripe .005 seconds behind Kyle Hirst.

“I thought I had him,” Hirst said. “I can’t say enough about this Roth Motorsports team, they gave me great cars all three nights. I really wanted that one at Antioch.”

Invading the Antioch Speedway, the scene of his first Roth Motorsports win a couple of season’s ago, Hirst time the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle No. 83JR machine in 12th fastest.

Starting on the front row of his heat race, Hirst was able to fend off the Kasey Kahne Racing duo of Brad Sweet and Daryn Pittman to pick up the win, and earn a spot in the dash.

Finishing eighth in the dash, the Chico, CA resident lined up for the 30-lpa feature event in the fourth row, on what was a very tight, and hooked up surface.

Getting into the sixth spot within the first six-laps, Hirst took advantage of the race’s lone restart, and darted to the second spot, as drivers bicycled in the first corner, and began chasing after Kerry Madsen.

With a majority of the race in traffic, Hirst was able to close in on Madsen at times, but also found himself trapped in traffic at times, letting Madsen get away.

Continuing to smash the throttle pedal, Hirst would close back in on Madsen as the laps clicked away.

With the white flag in the air, Hirst was all over the leader, and coming out of turn four pulled alongside him coming to the checkers, and finished just .005 seconds behind him in what is now the closest finish in series history.

“Is that what happened? That would happen to me,” Hirst said upon hearing the news that the finish made history. “One of these years I will get that World of Outlaw win, but congrats to the Mad Man and his team. It’s also pretty cool to be on the podium with my Roth Motorsports teammate, David Gravel.”

Spending Friday and Saturday at the Silver Dollar Speedway for the 61st Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions, Hirst kicked his Gold Cup off by timing in 11th fasatest.

Winning his heat, and getting through the dash, Hirst would line up for the feature in the seventh spot, and spent most of the race right inside the Top-10.

With yellows slowing the race’s pace late, Hirst was able to take advantage of a couple ‘give-me’ spots, and then found himself in a dog –fight with Donny Schatz for fifth in the closing stages.

As Schatz wrestled the spot away from Hirst, the reigning King of the West answered a couple of laps later as he simply drove around the current WoO point leader to take the fifth spot, where he would go on to finish.

Saturday night during the Gold Cup Race of Champions, Hirst jumpstarted his night by timing in third fastest.

Lining up 10th in the feature event, Hirst had a very strong car on this night, as he worked around the extremely slicked off racing surface.

Running in the seventh spot at the half-way point, Hirst continued to run a smart race as he used a couple of late restarts to grace his way towards the Top-Five as he raced with David Gravel, Shane Stewart and Cody Darrah.

With his teammate Gravel getting over the cushion and into the fence, Hirst moved into the fifth position with just five laps to go.

A restart with sixth to go, saw Hirst slide up in front of Shane Stewart to take over the fourth spot, and again felt pressure from Schatz.

With the tracking taking rubber in the waning laps, Hirst was able to keep Schatz and bay as he crossed the stripe with a fourth place finish.

“It is pretty cool to run fourth with the World of Outlaws and to do it at Gold Cup makes it pretty special,” Hirst said. “I have to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for continuing to support me, and hopefully we can take this momentum and win a couple more KWS races.”

Kyle and his Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2013.

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-30, Wins-4, Top 5’s-17, Top 10’s-23

ON TAP: Hirst and his Roth Motorsports team will be back in action with the KWS at Santa Maria Speedway on Friday night and at the Ventura Raceway on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected to Kyle by following him on Twitter, @kylehirstracing, or by visiting www.rothmotorsports83.com.

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KNOXVILLE RACEWAY 2015 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

KNOXVILLE, Iowa - Knoxville Raceway announces its 2015 racing schedule this week. The schedule includes 19 Knoxville Championship Cup Series races, as well as annual one-day events such as Full Blown Rodeo, Harris Clash, Enduro, and Nostalgia at Knoxville. In keeping with tradition, three separate multi-day Nationals events are scheduled, including the 25th Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals, the 55th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store, and the 12th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals presented by Casey's General Store. To see the full schedule, visit the News/Media page of the website, or click the link below. http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com/helper_pages/FileGet.aspx?id=322

Remaining events in the 2014 Knoxville Raceway season include Monster Jam September 19-20, and the 11th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals, September 25-27. For more information, visit knoxvilleraceway.com.

 

 

Atomic Ups Late Model Payoff to $2,000 to win

Big Field of Car Expected Saturday, Sept. 13

September 8, 2014

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-One of the few tracks in the nation running 410 Outlaw Sprints and Dirt Late Models on a regular basis, the Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio with host a big weekend of racing this Saturday, September 13. Both of the premier classes will pay $2,000 to win! In addition to the two top classes, Atomic will host AMRA Modifieds, Sport Mods, and Street Stocks.

With many tracks closed, the field is expected to be huge.

Atomic will continue to pay $2,000 to win for Late Models under the AMRA banner for the rest of the 2014 racing season. For great family fun, come out to the Atomic Speedway Saturday night. Saturday will also be DARF night--Dayton Auto Racing Fans night!

Plans are being finalized for one of the biggest events in open wheel racing nationwide--The Open Wheel Championships on October 23-24-25. That event will pay $15,000 to the winner of the 410 sprint main, plus $5,000 to the non-wing sprint winner, and $5,000 to the AMRA Modified winner. Additionally, non-qualifiers will race for $2,065 to win in the Charlie McCann Memorial.

Atomic Speedway owner Brad McCown has agreed to host another inaugural event as legendary dirt-track promoter Mike Jewell unveils his Dirt Track Racing Championship Series at this year’s Bob Crace Memorial Saturday Sept 20th. As part of this event Jewell will be presenting the winner with the "Legendary Trophy" that is on display at Atomic.

The DTRC is designed to bring together the best late model racers in the region. The series is designed to bring a three-night show to three different tracks all within driving distance of each other. Initial plans are for one weekend a month. There will be a point fund in 2015 and a Series Champion will be crowned.

Twenty-one cars will start the feature. This starting car count will bring a 21-car salute to the track for a parade lap to honor fighting men and women all across the globe. The jesture will honor those currently deployed and also those who have previously served our country.

Title Sponsors are Gullion Enterprises for the Late Models, Pine Tree Towing and Recovery for the Sprints, Advanced Services Heating and Cooling Modifieds, Racers Edge Supplements for the Street Stocks, and C & M Racing Equipment Sport Mods.

For more information please call 740-703-9749 or 740-663-4141 or visit the Atomic Speedway website at <<< www.atomicspeedway.net >>> Atomic is located 12 miles South of Chillicothe, Ohio off SR 23, two miles out Blain Highway between Chillicothe, Ohio and Waverly, Ohio at Alma.

Upcoming Events:

September 13- DARF NIGHT- Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

September 20- BOB CRACE SR MEMORIAL- $5,000 to win AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

September 27- FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT #2 Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Ohio Valley Roofers Legends

October 4-Season Championships: $2,500 to win Sprints & Late Models, $1,000 to win Modifieds

October 11- Cancer Awareness Night: Sprints, Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

3 DAY OPEN WHEEL CHAMPIONSHIPS:

Sprints, Non Wing Sprints Unsanctioned with

Modifieds

October 23- Sprint Practice, Non Wing Qualifing & Heats, Modified Qualifying & Heats

October 24- Sprint Qualifying & Heats, Non Wing B-Mains, Modified B-Mains, DASH FOR CASH in ALL 3 CLASSES $1,000 TO WIN

October 25- Sprint B-Mains & Feature $15,000 TO WIN, Non Wing Feature $5,000 TO WIN, Modified Feature $5,000 TO WIN, "Charlie McCann Winged Sprint Memorial" Non-Qualifiers $2,065 to win

November 1- Topless Weekend- DAN RENO MEMORIAL WEEKEND $2,222 TO WIN for Modifieds, plus Late Models, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: CRATE SPRINT CARS ADDED TO NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS

Ohsweken, Ontario - September 8, 2014 - Ohsweken Speedway officials are happy to announce the addition of the Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Car division to the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 12.

The non-points event will be presented by Jibs Action Sports and Route 54 Variety & Gas, and pay $450 to the winner of the 20 lap A-Feature. No qualifying heats will be run, with A-Feature starting positions set by pill draw.

The Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 12 will also include the Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, and Twin 15 lap features for 360 Sprint Cars, plus a full program for the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks featuring guest driver Bryan Bauemler of HGTV.

The winners of Friday's Twin 15 lap 360 Sprint features will be guaranteed starting spots in the $12,000-to-win feature race in the 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals event scheduled for Saturday, September 13, along with the Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks.

SEPTEMBER 5 TICKET STUBS/WRISTBANDS The September 5 Season Championship event is considered official according to the Ohsweken Speedway rain out policy, as at least 7 races were completed. September 5 Pit pass wristband holders can redeem those passes for a $10 discount on Test & Tune night coming up on Thursday, September 11, or a $5 discount on the Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 12. Grandstand ticket stub holders can redeem their stubs for a $5 discount on the Night Before the Nationals. Those who pre-purchased Night Before the Nationals tickets also in attendance last Friday will receive a complimentary beverage by presenting their September 5 stubs and September 12 tickets to Vera Styres at the front gate.

CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS PRE-ENTRIES The deadline for competitors to register and pay the discounted ($50) entry fee for the 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals was August 31, 2014. Entries are now $100, and can be filed by contacting Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com. Click on the "Competitors Info" link on www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to print the entry form, view the rules, format, and more.

CSCN HISTORY The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from several affiliated sanctioning organizations in the area, plus teams and drivers from all over North America. The event has drawn an average of 70 entries for the 9 previous editions, with a total of 208 different drivers from 15 American states, 5 Canadian provinces, Australia, and New Zealand taking part.

Kenny Jacobs of Holmesville, Ohio won the first Canadian Sprint Car Nationals feature in 2005, followed by Steve Poirier from Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec in 2006 and 2007, Mustang, Oklahoma's Wayne Johnson in 2008, Shane Stewart of Bixby, Oklahoma in 2009 and 2010, and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. from Sunnyvale, Texas in 2011, while Poirier became the first 3-time winner in 2012, and Stewart also became a 3-time winner in 2013.

TICKETS PLEASE! Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13. Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com

About Jibs Action Sports: Jibs Action Sports opened in 2010 to supply customers with a great choice of freestyle skate park equiment. Jibs is now one of Canada's best suppliers of BMX bikes, freestyle scooters, and skateboards. Visit Jibs Action Sports at 425 Guelph Line in Burlington, and Scooter Pro Shops at 362 Lakeshore Road West in Mississauga, or shop from the comfort of home at www.jibsactionsports.com

About Route 54 Variety & Gas: Snacks, drinks, gas, and much more is available at Route 54. Visit them at 1086 Highway 54 in Ohsweken, and check out their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Route54VarietyAndGas

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken's weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY, follow us on Twitter @OhswekenSpdway, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following sponsors for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O'Neil's Farm Equipment, McDonald's Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Strickland's GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

Rilat Facing ASCS National Tour Doubleheader at Texas Motor Speedway This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - FORNEY, Texas (Sept. 8, 2014) - Travis Rilat will return to competition this weekend with a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader at Texas Motor Speedway.

Rilat is slated to race at the fast track in Fort Worth, Texas, this Friday and Saturday for the Port-A-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship, which he almost won last season.

"We have some unfinished business there after the way it ended last season," he said. "We're going into this weekend looking for a pair of wins."

Rilat charged from sixth to second place during his heat race last year, which earned him the pole position for the main event. However, after taking the lead several laps into the feature, Rilat's right rear tire collided with a wall and packed the wheel full of mud.

He maintained the lead until a restart with eight laps remaining and eventually ended with a 16th-place result.

"We know we have speed there and we were close to winning the ASCS National Tour race last season," he said. "Hopefully everything goes well on Friday and Saturday and we can finish off with a trip to Victory Lane."

Rilat is seeking his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour victory of the season. He has scored 26 career wins with the premier 360ci sprint car series, which ranks eighth on the all-time list.

SEASON STATS -

28 races, 3 wins, 8 top fives, 13 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Port-A-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shop the BOSS

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"Shop the BOSS was created by Richard Bell, who has been a really good friend," Rilat said. "He's got a pretty unique deal going on. As his business has grown and expanded, he's been able to do a lot more with the team."

Rilat would also like to thank Triple X Race Co., Shark Racing Engines, Weld Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP Wings, Goodrich, Penske Racing Shocks, All Star Auto Reconditioning and everyone who has partnered with his No. 29 Triple X.

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

 

 

Wheatley Wraps Up Busy World of Outlaws Week With Solid Outings

Inside Line Promotions - CHICO, Calif. (Sept. 8, 2014) - Austen Wheatley wrapped up the annual World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series swing along the West Coast with a handful of solid performances last week.

The action started a week ago Monday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., where Wheatley qualified 16th quickest and finished where he started - sixth - in his heat race to lock himself into the main event.

"The car was pretty good," he said after starting the feature 14th. "I got rolling around the top. I didn't think it would slow down as much as it did in turns one and two. It was pretty good in turns three and four. We could maneuver on the bottom or top. I think we got up to 11th or 12 th and I got pretty conservative and fell back a couple of spots."

Wheatley ended with a 14th-place finish.

He ventured to Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., for a race last Tuesday. Wheatley timed in 18th quickest in qualifying and again placed sixth in his heat race to lock into the main event, which he started 18th.

"I couldn't get a hold of anything in turns one and two," he said. "When the pace slows down you have to slow down because that will rotate you. We were a little too tight on the right front and I needed more side bite."

Wheatley was credited with a 16th-place result.

The team tackled Southern Oregon Speedway in White City, Ore., on Wednesday.

"It was real, real slick the whole time," he said. "Hot laps, qualifying and the heat race were like an ice rink and then it was hooked up in the feature."

Wheatley qualified 21st quickest and he placed seventh in his heat race before rallying from 21st to a 13th-place finish in the main event.

"We got up to 10th before a late restart, but we had a bar go bad and we lost our brakes," he said. "Those things hurt us at the end."

Following a day off to travel on Thursday, Wheatley wrapped up his weekend with the World of Outlaws at Silver Dollar Speedway for the two-day Gold Cup. It started last Friday with Wheatley qualifying 21st quickest and maneuvering from sixth to fifth place in his heat race. That locked him into the feature, which he started 19th.

"It felt like everyone was at the same pace in the feature," he said. "I struggled with lane choice. It was kind of tricky. The curb was real big and it was slick on entry. We couldn't get a hold of it."

He finished 18th.

Wheatley ended the West Coast swing on Saturday at the quarter-mile track, where he timed in 25th quickest in qualifying. However, he ended eighth in his heat race, which relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown.

"I was behind Rico (Abreu) and cruising along with three or four laps to go," he said. "Then I fell off the entry of turn one. I slid off the track. I restarted and got back up to sixth and I fell back off again in the same spot."

Wheatley ended 10th in the Last Chance Showdown to miss a transfer.

"I think the story of the whole year is that the speed is there at the end of the night and I'm not on point from the start of the night," he said. "I think it's something good to build on for next year. I think we have some stuff we can try during our last few races to be ready for next year."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 1 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 6 (6); Feature: 14 (14).

Sept. 2 - Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 6 (6); Feature: 16 (18).

Sept. 3 - Southern Oregon Speedway in White City, Ore. - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 7 (7); Feature: 13 (21).

Sept. 5 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 18 (19).

Sept. 6 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 8 (7); B Main: 10 (8).

SEASON STATS -

45 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 7 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 19 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustenWheatley

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

APPAREL -

Wheatley will have t-shirts and hoodies for sale at every race he competes at this season. For his schedule of races, visit http://www.AustenWheatley.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Downforce Designs

Downforce Designs is an apparel company established and operated by Austen Wheatley. For information on apparel options, prices, clientele and more, visit http://www.DownforceDesigns.com.

"It's good to have a fresh take on apparel in the sport," Wheatley said. "My goal is to provide something unique and diverse, and I think I know what a driver wants to see on his or her apparel. It's a racer helping racers."

Wheatley would also like to thank Redlined Welding & Construction, Astro Titanium, The Oil Medics, Fire-Down Graphics, SpeedMart, Bell and King Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Earns Pair of Top Fives With ASCS Midwest in Nebraska

Inside Line Promotions - EAGLE, Neb. (Sept. 8, 2014) - Tony Bruce Jr. powered to a pair of top fives with the ASCS Midwest Region last weekend.

He opened the Nebraska doubleheader on Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction by maneuvering from fourth to first place on the opening lap of his heat race.

"We were pretty good there in the heat race," he said. "We were able to go from fourth to first on the start. We had a really good car pretty much all night long."

The heat race victory advanced Bruce Jr. into the feature redraw. He pulled the No. 2 during the random redraw to line up on the outside of the front row for the main event.

"I led the first five or six laps," he said. "I just didn't find the rubber fast enough. (Jack) Dover found the rubber and was able to drive by us. After that we just followed him around. There was rubber on the bottom of turns three and four. I knew it was going to come. I was around the top for the first few laps and it was one of those disadvantages of leading. Sometimes the track changes and you can't do anything about it."

Bruce Jr. finished with a second-place result.

He tackled the Nebraska Cup on Sunday at Eagle Raceway.

"In the heat race the track was real wet and one lane," he said. "We were able to go from sixth to fourth. That put us one spot out of the redraw."

Bruce Jr. lined up on the inside of the fifth row for the main event.

"The track got really wide and it was two grooves, but both of them were pretty fast," he said. "You had to catch guys at the right time and hope it worked out. I made a few mistakes and it cost us from going further forward."

Bruce Jr. ended fifth, which marked his 13th top five of the season.

He will return to competition with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this Friday and Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Port-A-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship.

"We've always had some good speed at Texas Motor Speedway," he said. "It's a good facility and luckily we get two races there this year. Hopefully this time we can contend for a win."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 6 - Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. - Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 2 (2).

Sept. 7 - Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. - Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 5 (9).

SEASON STATS -

49 races, 3 wins, 13 top fives, 27 top 10s, 33 top 15s, 45 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Port-A-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

LIVE COVERAGE -

To keep up to speed with Bruce Jr. at every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio. Additionally, RacinBoys will provide live Pay-Per-View video at select races.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

VIDEO -

Here is a link of Bruce Jr. at the Front Row Challenge and 360 Knoxville Nationals in August thanks to FinishLine Studios: http://youtu.be/380-i0vVgG8

Click on the link for a video by Thriller Productions that highlights Bruce Jr.'s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph at Devil's Bowl Speedway on March 21: http://vimeo.com/89899519

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

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Lubbock Wrecker Service, Briley Trucking, The Oil Medics, Hinchman Racewear, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley's Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape and Pressure Tek for their continued support.

 

 

Scelzi Nearly Records First Career Top Five With World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - ANTIOCH, Calif. (Sept. 8, 2014) - Last weekend was bittersweet for Dominic Scelzi, who almost captured his first career top five with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series during multiple races.

"We were great a couple of nights and just didn't get the results we hoped for," he said. "Thanks to Peter Murphy, my crew and my parents for giving me a great opportunity. Although we didn't end with the finishes we wanted, we were fast and competitive at every race last weekend."

The competition started last Wednesday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., with a California Sprint Car Civil War Series event.

"We didn't qualify as well as we wanted to," he said. "We were a little free and I didn't make the best laps so that put us behind the eight ball."

Scelzi qualified 21st quickest, but he rallied from sixth to third place during his heat race to lock his Roth Motorsports backed entry into the main event.

"Qualifying like we did put us in the back," he said. "In the main event it was really slick. I knew it was going to lay rubber. I moved my wing back and started working the middle. It was really tough to pass and it took rubber about six laps in."

Scelzi rallied from 18th to post an 11th-place result.

He then tackled a trio of World of Outlaws events, beginning on Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway. Scelzi qualified a career-best eighth and he finished third in his heat race, which lined him up on the inside of the sixth row for the main event.

"The track was really patchy," he said. "It was really slick in spots and had grip in others. I kinda found my comfort on the bottom of turns one and two and the middle of turns three and four. I was biding my time and we got by a couple of cars.

"On a late restart I went from sixth to fourth and was battling for third. I just about got it. Unfortunately I rolled up behind a car in turns one and two. It got aero tight and knocked me off the edge of turn two. When I got back on the track my left front came off the bead. I realized I wasn't going to be able to limp it around so I pulled into the infield."

Scelzi, who was battling for third place with only a handful of laps remaining prior to that incident, was credited with a 20th-place result.

Bad luck also plagued him on Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway during the 61st annual Gold Cup. He qualified 17th quickest - only one spot out of the heat race inversion - and then placed fourth in his heat to lock himself into the main event.

"In the main the track was really slick and wide," he said. "We were just phenomenal. The car was absolutely perfect. I was able to run the top, the bottom, the middle. As the race went on we really figured out the top in turns three and four. As the rubber started coming down with about 10 laps to go I really figured it out in turns one and two. But on a restart we had a harder right rear and it kinda killed us. We spun the tires and it started sputtering because we were running out of fuel."

Scelzi, who was up to fifth, pulled to the infield with a couple of laps remaining. He ended 17th.

The weekend concluded on Sunday with the World of Outlaws at Antioch Speedway.

"I've always been good at Antioch," he said. "Unfortunately we were one out of the heat race invert again and that put us behind the eight ball."

Scelzi qualified 13th quickest and finished fifth in his heat race, which started him 13th in the feature.

"In the main event it was not racy," he said. "Toward the end of the race turns three and four widened out to where you could barely go two wide. It was really, really tough to get around lapped traffic."

Scelzi advanced into the top 10 before losing a handful of positions in traffic during the final laps. He finished 14th.

He will return to action this weekend with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series on Friday at Santa Maria Speedway in Santa Maria, Calif., and on Saturday at Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 3 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 11 (18).

Sept. 5 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 20 (11).

Sept. 6 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 17 (16).

Sept. 7 - Antioch Speedway in Antioch, Calif. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 14 (13).

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 9 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 22 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Santa Maria Speedway in Santa Maria, Calif., and Saturday at Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif., with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Scelzi Enterprises

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"Scelzi Enterprises has been around long before my brother and I," Scelzi said. "My dad and uncles have been involved in racing for years. They owned a sand dragster when my dad was young and started racing, and my uncle owned a very famous hard top years ago with many famous California drivers behind the wheel, including the one and only Dave Pombo Sr."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fowler Packing, Fuel Delivery Services Inc., Carlucci Transport, AXA Equitable Insurance with Bob & Gina Estrada, Panella Trucking, Roth Motorsports, Red Rose Transportation, FK Rod Ends, Kaeding Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Sweet Manufacturing, Weld Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Blast Tech, Tim Jones, G&J Truck Sales, Red Line Oil, K&N Filters, Schoenfeld Headers, Sparco, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems and Automotive Racing Products for their continued support.

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Hafertepe Jr. Looking Forward to Port-A-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship

Inside Line Promotions - SUNNYVALE, Texas (Sept. 8, 2014) - Sam Hafertepe Jr. is following a rare weekend off with a doubleheader close to home.

Hafertepe Jr. will head up the road to Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Port-A-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship this Friday and Saturday.

"It's a good opportunity to race close to home and it will allow some friends and family to see me race," he said. "We had a top 10 last year at the track so hopefully we can improve the results to come away with a win or two."

Hafertepe Jr. finished ninth during the event last season, which topped his DNF from 2012.

This year Hafertepe Jr. is riding momentum from a series-leading three feature victories. That ranks him fifth in the championship standings - only 32 points out of second place and 124 from the top spot.

"We're showing up to each track looking to win rather than chasing points," he said. "We've had the speed all year long to win races. It all boils down to putting yourself in the right position and catching the right breaks."

Two of his five total victories this season have been in the state of Texas.

SEASON STATS -

54 races, 5 wins, 20 top fives, 30 top 10s, 37 top 15s, 46 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Port-A-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Sam15.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamHafertepeJr

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to highlights of Hafertepe Jr. winning the ASCS Gulf South Region race at Heart O'Texas Speedway on June 6: http://youtu.be/QWG0RyKXyX8

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"I've been using Keizer Aluminum Wheels since 2004," Hafertepe Jr. said. "They are like family to me and have been with me through the highs and the lows."

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

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Mark Burch Motorsports and Lasoski Charge to Two Top Fives in Nebraska

Inside Line Promotions - EAGLE, Neb. (Sept. 8, 2014) - Danny Lasoski guided Mark Burch Motorsports to a pair of top fives last weekend in Nebraska.

Lasoski charged from 17th to fourth place on Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction and he rallied from 11th to third on Sunday during the Nebraska Cup at Eagle Raceway.

"We aren't close to being satisfied with top fives," Lasoski said. "We aren't satisfied unless we're contending for a win."

The weekend kicked off with the ASCS Midwest Region on Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway, where Lasoski advanced from fifth to fourth place during his heat race. That relegated him to the B Main, which he finished third in to transfer into the back of the main event.

"It laid rubber about halfway through the feature and was one lane," Lasoski said. "I think I found the rubber before most guys. It was on the bottom in turns three and four. We worked our way up to third and then I missed the rubber one lap so I lost a spot."

Lasoski finished fourth, which earned him the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

The weekend concluded on Sunday at Eagle Raceway.

"In the heat race the track was nothing but grease so we finished where we started - third," he said. "If you get no passing points and don't get in the redraw it's tough."

The Mark Burch Motorsports team lined up on the inside of the sixth row for the main event.

"In the feature it was all on the top," Lasoski said. "We just got beat."

Lasoski rallied for the podium result, which marked his eighth top five of the season with Mark Burch Motorsports.

The team will return to action on Sept. 19-20 at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the Midwest Fall Brawl.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 6 - Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. - Heat race: 4 (5); B Main: 3 (1); Feature: 4 (17).

Sept. 7 - Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 3 (11).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 2 wins, 8 top fives, 11 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 19-20 at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the Midwest Fall Brawl with the ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.MarkBurchMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mbmotorspt

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"We have been using custom pistons from Diamond for the last several years," Burch said. "Mike Panetta and his staff have really helped us build a piston that is lighter, stronger and lasts longer. The demand of an ASCS 23 degree piston is far greater than its 15 degree 410 counterpart. That is probably opposite of what most people would think. Because of its inherent design and valve train limitations the ASCS combination has been a tricky one for all engine builders. We are trying to squeeze every ounce of power out of those engines while constantly pushing them to the limits. With our Diamond Pistons there are no more worries. Mike and the staff are constantly working to build us a better piston any time we need them. We win with Diamond pistons - shouldn't you?"

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Wampler Records Top 10 Despite Fuel Issues and Early Crash at Red River Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - WICHITA FALLS, Texas (Sept. 8, 2014) - Cody Wampler continued to fight fuel issues last Friday at Red River Speedway.

"We're still fighting carburetor and fuel issues," he said. "I'm not 100 percent convinced that is all of it. I'm going to pull the intake off and see if we have a gasket that is sucking it in."

Wampler advanced from fourth to third place during his heat race despite the struggling engine in his champ sprint car. That lined him up on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"The track was super rough," he said. "It was the roughest track I've ever been on. They had some issues up there with it being really slick. They went from one extreme to the other. They had it so soft it was rutted up.

"On the start of the feature we hooked a rut with the right rear. It jumped the front end out and we slapped the frontstretch wall. It stripped a couple of bolts on the steering arm so we were done."

Wampler was unable to resume competition following the opening-lap crash. He was credited with ninth place, which marked his sixth top 10 of the season.

"More than likely we'll take this week off and try to get it right," he said. "We're trying to decide whether to take it to a chassis dyno. Our main goal is to have everything lined out before the Winter Nationals at Lawton Speedway (in Lawton, Okla.) the first weekend in October."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 5 - Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas - Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 9 (6).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.WamplerMotorsports.com

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

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Wampler has t-shirts, long-sleeve t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at each race and online at http://www.WamplerMotorsports.com.

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"My grandpa started Wampler Transmission and it has been in business since before I was born," Wampler said. "It has been an important part of my family as well as my racing career."

Wampler would also like to thank Cotton County Drug, Powers Heating and Air Conditioning, Indian Territory Durable Medical Equipment, Lawton Auto Parts, Eagle Creek Escape, Shur Shot Guns, Cotton Ag Inc., Farm Bureau (Jeff Baumann Insurance), Thriller Productions, Aspire Home Care & Hospice, Al's Pump, Walters Well Service, Parks Land & Cattle, Walters Hometown Grocery and On Another Level Designs for their continued support.

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

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

 

 

Scotty Thiel - Labor Day Weekend Racing Recap

After coming off of a second place podium finish two weeks ago and a weekend rainout last week, the Scott Thiel Motorsports team headed out to the Plymouth Dirt Track on Friday night for the start of the Labor Day racing weekend. Scotty would start on the pole of the main and led a few laps but would battle for the lead and settle for another close second place podium.

Friday night led the team for the first night of IRA Sprint car action at the Plymouth Dirt Track for the Sheboygan County Fair racing excitement. After drawing a 14 pill, Thiel went out for qualifying and laid down a 12.319 lap time after jumping the cushion but was still 5th quick overall of the 28 cars in attendance. The heat race had Scotty to start in the fifth spot and a tacky track made for difficult passing early on. He was stuck on the bottom side of the track and could not get the momentum needed to move forward. With only a few laps to go, he finally charged his way into the fifth and final transfer position but because he had qualified inside the top seven, he was automatically locked into A-main invert. After the invert was drawn, Thiel would start on the pole for the nights 30 lap A-main event.

The A-main started as Scotty brought the field into turn three and four. The green flag flew and they charged into turn one. Thiel lost some ground off of the start and settled into the second spot. A few laps later the leader jumped the cushion and Scotty utilized the opportunity and took the lead away. Several laps later, Scotty did the same thing by jumping the cushion in turn four and gave the lead away. He charged back and the field began to get into lap traffic before a caution would come out on lap 18. After going back to green flag action, Thiel followed the leader on the top side of turn one and two and shot down low coming into turn three. He came out side by side with the leader but was unable to capture the lead back and gave the leader the knowledge of the low groove in turn three and four. Lap traffic was quickly approaching once again and the top three cars were literally nose to tail for several laps straight. One car would make a mistake and the rest would capitalize but no passing for position occurred. After 30 laps of green flag action, Thiel would cross the line in the second spot once again for the second race in a row. Thiel was pleased with his second place effort but noted there is not as much of a home track advantage as some may think due to the changes in the track. “The track is a little bit different than how we used to do it back in the day. It was a fun race track tonight.” During this past off-season the raceway was lengthened 60 feet and the third and fourth turns had a fair amount of banking added. Thiel also noted the lapped cars had presented the opportunity to make an attempt on Balog (the leader). “The lapped traffic makes things a bit dicey, I really wanted to put the car up in there but….Bill drove a good race he got up there right away and we fought back”, he noted on the run. “The car was working well tonight. As long as you get a podium and qualify well it’s fun. If you’re having fun the results will come”, concluded Thiel on the nights effort.

Sunday night was the next round of racing action for the STM team at the 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, WI. Scotty was noticing issues with the engine in hot laps and the team went to work to figure out the problem. They made Scotty qualify the car after changing out spark plugs but the issue still did not seem correct. Thiel qualified 21st which placed him on the front row of the heat race event. After leading the heat for over six laps, the engine expired and he pulled it into the infield. The crew thrashed to get the backup car down and began to prepare that for the 12 lap B-main event where Scotty would have to come from the tail due to a car change. The B-main would field 15 cars and Scotty would have to charge his way from 15th to at least the sixth position in order to transfer into the nights A-main event. The field went green and Scotty did not hesitate one bit. He charged to the top side of the track and began to make passes for position. He was inside the top 10 within one lap and was in the transfer spot after 5 laps were completed. On a mission he worked his way up to the third position after 12 laps of green flag action took place. The crew went back to work to prepare for the A-main event where Scotty would yet again have to come from the rear of the field.

22 cars set the pass on a foggy night at 141. The IRA officials asked each driver their thoughts on the race track due to how heavy the fog condition was. The drivers agreed it was safe to race and they prepared to take the green flag. Coming out of turn four, the field roared down the front stretch. Scotty began to do what he did exactly in the B-main by going to the high side of the track and charging forward. He made several passes for position early on. With a little over halfway in the books, Scotty found himself battling for the tenth position and had a good run to capture the top ten before a red flag few with only a few laps to go. After returning back to green, Scotty charged the high side in turn one and moved up to the seventh position. With only two laps to go he jumped the cushion in turn three and fell back two spots to ninth and would not be able to fight back as the white flag few. After the 30 laps were complete, Thiel would cross the line in the ninth position and captured what some would consider a respectable top ten finish. “We overcame a lot tonight. Engine issues struck again but our team worked hard and I drove the hardest I could to rebound back. Ninth tonight was really respectable considering starting out in 22nd and having to come from the B. Overall the engine issues are bad but our weekend was pretty good.” Stated Thiel after the night’s action.

Up next on the STM schedule is this coming weekend for the final Northern swing for the IRA in 2014, starting out Friday night at the Amsoil Speedway in Superior, WI and Saturday the team drives south to Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, WI for the Richert Memorial paying $7,000 to win!

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Scotty Thiel – Final Northern Swing Top 10’s

9/8/2014

Scotty Thiel – Final Northern Swing Top 10’s

A 6.5 hour haul to the farthest northwest corner of Wisconsin led the Scott Thiel Motorsports team to Superior, WI on Friday September 5th to the Amsoil Speedway for the Northern Nationals. Scotty would come from 16th to 10th in the A-main event. Saturday September 6th, the team headed south to Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, WI for the Jerry Richert Memorial which paid $7,000 to win! After starting out in the 12th position, Scotty charged hard and ended up finishing 8th right in contention for a top five as the leaders were all nose to tail in the final laps.

Amsoil Speedway was a first for STM as they added it to the list of race tracks attended after racing on Friday night. Scotty went out for qualifying and laid down a 13.796 lap time which was fourth quick out of the 23 cars in attendance and an IRA career best thus far in 2014. After starting out in the fifth spot for the heat race, Scotty charged hard going into turn one. The lead car spun in the middle of the corner and Scotty had nowhere to go and go caught up in the tangle up. The crew went to work on the car in the work area but determined there was too much damage to fix in a short period of time pushed it back to the trailer. They went to work and fixed the car for the 30 lap A-main event. With IRA scoring and how well Scotty qualified early on he started 16th in the A-main event. The field took the green but a quick caution came out for a car spinning in turns one and two. A complete restart was called over the field. After trying the start again, the field was able to get a few laps in before another caution came out. Thiel struggled early on with the car but was able to get a momentum going later on in the race. He began to work the high side of the track and moved forward in the field. After 30 laps of green flag action were complete, Scotty found himself in the tenth position.

“It was a solid night overall. We qualified well finally. I wish we could have started further up but the car was not handling well all race long and I just held onto what I could.” Stated Thiel after the night’s event.

The team headed south on Saturday night to Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, WI for the annual Richert Memorial event. Scotty went out 20th in qualifying out of 36 cars and placed a time of 12.434 which was 11th quick overall. In the heat race event, Scotty would start out in the fourth position and after the field took the green Scotty charged hard into turn one. The lead cars went down low and Scotty utilized the opportunity of a wide open top groove and took the lead going down the back stretch. A caution came out for a car spinning in turn three which called for a complete restart and forced Thiel back to the original starting position. After starting the race once again, Scotty battle for the lead right away and took it over on lap two. He led for a couple laps before a small bobble in turn four cost him the lead. He charged back but settled for a second place finish after ten laps were complete. That finish would transfer Thiel to the A-main event and have a 12th place starting position.

The field was set for the 30 lap A-main event and they presented the crowd a four-wide salute as fireworks rocketed into the sky. The smoke settled and the field took the green flag coming out of turn four. Thiel maintained his starting spot for a few laps and finally settled into a groove and began to pick cars off. A few early red flags came out but the field settled down after 12 laps were complete. Thiel found himself in the tenth spot and was moving forward after working both racing grooves. He battled his way up to the eighth spot and caught the leaders only a few laps later. 4th through 8th were all nose to tail with only five laps to go. Scotty reeled the cars in closer but ran out of time as the checkered flag few and would end up eighth after 30 laps of racing action was complete.

“We qualified decent for how late we went out tonight. The heat race was a pretty intense battle. Experience out ran us there. The car was working real well in the main once some of the fuel burned off. I wish we could have had a few more laps. I feel we could have got within the top 5 but another top 10 is good for us.” Scotty commented after the main event.

Next up on the STM schedule is this coming Saturday night at the Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, WI.

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M-B Companies, Inc: M-B Companies, Inc. is dedicated to being the leader in performance, reliability and customer service, as it has since 1907. M-B has enjoyed steady growth by focusing on key niche markets and in so doing meeting the needs of independent contractors, governmental agencies, and other road and airport maintenance organizations around the world. Currently, M-B operates out of 5 divisional locations which include Airport Snow Removal products, Pavement marking and striping products, power broom attachments and replacement brushes. Check out www.m-bco.com for more information on each division

Ti22 Performance: Ti22 Performance is the leading manufacturer of high-performance titanium race parts. Focused on the Sprint car and Motorsports industry, Ti22 offers drivers a superior line of products that outlast and outperform the competition. Check them out at www.ti22performance.com!

Triple X Race Co: At Triple X Race Components, we don’t just build race parts – we race too. We know how expensive it is to race. That’s why we offer the most common Sprint Car, Midget, and 600 Mini Sprint parts. We keep our costs down by building thousands of each part. We build the parts that get damaged the most. With our discounted pricing, you can afford to race hard and race to win.

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Super Shox: Since 1997 Super Shox has been dedicated to building high performance shock absorbers with extreme durability at a reasonable price. Each year more racers make the switch to Super Shox and it shows with wins and championships. Super Shox have high quality products that will give you an advantage. Besides building a quality product customer service is at the top of our list to keep you satisfied and winning races. Please give us a call or e-mail to discuss how we can serve your needs. 847. 548.SHOX

 

 

DAMION GARDNER GOES 190-MPH + IN SHAKEDOWN RUN AT BONNEVILLE!

(Concord, CA, September 8, 2014) After driving all night from Santa Maria, California where he won the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series main event on Saturday, Damion Gardner breezed to an impressive 190-MPH shakedown run on the Bonneville Salt Flats in northwestern Utah on Sunday.

Gardner and the crew of the “Green Demon” sprint car were very pleased with the initial run. It was his first run on the salt in 13 months and his exit speed was 190.656-MPH at the five-mile mark. The run showed that the redesign of the car for this year’s effort had solved the stability problems they encountered in 2013.

Damion Gardner on his first pass at 190.656-MPH on the Bonneville Salt Flats on Monday. Media, please feel free to publish this and all other photos in this release and please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Encouraged by the prowess of the first run in the “Green Demon,” the team was poised to go out and up the speed on a second run on Sunday. However, as they prepared to go for that second run, they detected a broken left rear torsion bar link and took the car back to the pits for repairs.

Repaired torsion link bar on the “Green Demon” sprint car.

The weather looks favorable for several passes to be made on Monday with the high to be about 84 degrees and the humidity to be about 46%. There is a chance of some thunderstorms on Monday night, but Tuesday should be partly cloudy with a high of 79 degrees.

Concord, California’s Damion Gardner overseeing Monday morning prep on the famous “Green Demon” sprint car at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Keep an eye out for update reports which will keep you posted on Damion Gardner’s quest at being the first person to drive a sprint car at 200-MPH.

Damion Gardner’s time slip with an exit speed of 190.656-MPH for his Sunday pass at Bonneville.

Everything, including the disappointment of the rain-off is being shot for an exciting documentary titled, “The World’s Fastest Sprint Car.” The made for TV production is being written, directed and produced by Surf N’ Sprint and will be shot by the award winning racing specialists from LoudPedal Productions. You can take a sneak peek at the documentary at the following link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp1JvkD9aaI&feature=youtu.be

Damion Gardner would like to thank the following for making this enormous task possible: Surf N’ Sprint, Frankland Rearends, J. Milano Co., Shaver Engines, Lucas Oil, ARP, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Yak Graphics, Schoenfeld, Waterman, Simpson, Willwood, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Advanced Racing Suspension, Maxwell Industries, Victory Race Cars, Beast Chassis, Maas Powdercoat, Kenny’s Components, Santamauro Racing, Lee Power Steering, Butler Built Seats, Schroeder, Brown & Miller, Champion Spark Plugs, System 1, Barne’s Systems, Eibach, TSR, Indy Race Parts, MPD, Beaver Stripes, K&N, Jessel, Comp Cams, Donovan, Seals It, LoudPedal Productions, KMD Racing.

Watch for more follow ups on this noble effort in 2014. You can also check out what is going on by visiting the Damion Gardner Fan Page on Facebook. The pages of Steve Watt and Loudpedal Productions will also offer their takes on all the high speed happenings.

To hear Damion Gardner’s 2013 interview about driving the “World’s Fastest Sprint Car” with Shawn Wood on the Dirt Track Channel, please click on the following link: http://thedirttrackchannel.com/Webcast/tscsAug1313.mp3

Media, to contact any of the principals in this endeavor, please contact Scott Daloisio at sdaloisiosports@aol.com or call 909 226-7768.

 

 

2014 F.A.S.T. Champions Crowned; Congratulations Byron Reed and Nate Dussel

Championship Banquet Set for Saturday, November 1st

 

By Tyler Altmeyer: F.A.S.T. Public Relations/altmeyer119@gmail.com/(724)-954-4915

F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241 / www.fastondirt.com


 

Fremont, Ohio (September 6th) - The 2014 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) Championship Series season has finally come to a close, with two former series champions earning second titles in dramatic fashion. Both F.A.S.T. divisions, including the Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service and the JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, shared the center stage for a dual finale on Saturday evening, September 6th at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. In what most would consider to be ‘dramatic fashion,’ Fremont Speedway fans witnessed Byron Reed and Nate Dussel each earn championships during ‘too close to call’ situations; with both point races finally determined at the end of each A-main finale.


 

Although Dean Jacobs would come out on top during the last F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series A-main of the 2014 season, leading all 30-laps to secure his first F.A.S.T. win of the year, it was Byron Reed who exited the speedway on Saturday, September 6th as the 2014 F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series champion. Reed, who entered the finale second in the championship standings, took advantage of a Chris Andrews misfortune during A-main competition, and captured the $10,000-to-win F.A.S.T. title. Andrews entered action on September 6th as the F.A.S.T. point leader, but was scored 19th during the season’s final A-main due to mechanical failure. Reed’s third place finish on September 6th was valuable enough to overcome Andrews’ 23 point lead. For Reed, it was a second-career F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series title. Dean Jacobs was the victor on Saturday night at Fremont; followed by Cap Henry, Byron Reed, Chad Kemenah and D.J. Foos


 

Byron Reed’s 2014 F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series title came without a win. The Ohio veteran was winless during F.A.S.T. competition in 2014, but managed to use overwhelming consistency to secure a second title. Despite being scored 19th on Saturday during the F.A.S.T. finale at Fremont Speedway, Chris Andrews still found himself second in the final F.A.S.T. standings, trailing Byron Reed by fourteen markers. Andrews, a two-time F.A.S.T. main event winner in 2014, was followed by Caleb Griffith, Brian Lay and Dean Andrews in the final championship rankings. Like Chris Andrews, Brian Lay was a two-time F.A.S.T. feature winner in 2014.


 

Nate Dussel, the only two-time F.A.S.T. ‘305’ main event winner this season, could not have ended his 2014 F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series campaign in any better fashion. Dussel, who was the defending JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro champion, earned his second consecutive title by way of winning the F.A.S.T. ‘305’ finale on September 6th. The F.A.S.T. ‘305’ standings heading into the season’s final program were beyond close, with the top four drivers separated by a mere twelve points. Nate Dussel didn’t allow for any question or controversy; winning the finale and clinching the $2,000 title. Following Dussel in the feature rundown on Saturday night were John Ivy, Paul Weaver, Jordan Ryan and Dustin Dinan.  John Ivy finished second in the final F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series standings; followed by Jordan Ryan, Steve Rando and Dustin Dinan.


 

The entire FAST On Dirt, Inc. staff would like to send out a sincere ‘Thank You’ to all of the drivers and teams who supported this year’s Fremont/Attica Sprint Title program. FAST On Dirt, Inc. would also like to thank all of their sponsors and supporters, new and continuing, for their support throughout the entire 2014 season.


 

 

Upcoming Event Details:

 
The 2014 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 1st at the Fremont, Ohio American Legion. This championship celebration is open to drivers, teams, fans and sponsors. More information will be posted in the near future.

 


 

2014 Winners:


 

 

Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Winners:
410 Night #1 Attica Raceway Park (April 18th) - Tim Shaffer
410 Night #2 Fremont Speedway (April 19th) - Christopher Bell
410 Night #3 Attica Raceway Park (April 25th) - RAIN (No Make-Up Date)
410 Night #4 Fremont Speedway (April 26th) - Caleb Griffith
410 Night #5 Attica Raceway Park (May 16th) - Dale Blaney
410 Night #6 Fremont Speedway (May 17th) - Brian Lay
410 Night #7 Attica Raceway Park (June 6th) - Craig Mintz
410 Night #8 Attica Raceway Park (June 13th) - Chris Andrews
410 Night #9 Fremont Speedway (June 14th) - Brian Lay (2)
410 Night #10 Attica Raceway Park (July 4th) - Chris Andrews (2)
410 Night #11 Fremont Speedway (July 5th) - Jamie Veal
410 Night #12 Attica Raceway Park (July 18th) - Craig Mintz (2)

 

 

410 Night #13 Fremont Speedway (July 19th) - Rob Chaney
410 Night #14 Attica Raceway Park (July 25th) - Caleb Griffith (2)
410 Night #15 Fremont Speedway (July 26th) - RAIN (No Make-Up Date)
410 Night #16 Attica Raceway Park (August 1st) - Cap Henry
410 Night #17 Fremont Speedway (August 2nd) - RAIN (No Make-Up Date)
410 Night #18 Fremont Speedway (September 6th) - Dean Jacobs

 

Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Winners:

 

305 Night #1 Attica Raceway Park (April 18th) - John Ivy
305 Night #2 Fremont Speedway (April 19th) - Jimmy Colvin
305 Night #3 Attica Raceway Park (May 16th) - Jason Keckler
305 Night #4 Fremont Speedway (May 17th) - T.J. Michael
305 Night #5 Attica Raceway Park (June 13th) - Alvin Roepke
305 Night #6 Fremont Speedway (June 14th) - Bobby Clark
305 Night #7 Attica Raceway Park (July 25th) - Nate Dussel
305 Night #8 Fremont Speedway (July 26th) - RAIN (No Make-Up Date)
305 Night #9 Attica Raceway Park (August 1st) - Paul Weaver
305 Night #10 Fremont Speedway (September 6th) - Nate Dussel (2)

 


 

Looking Ahead:

 


 
2014 F.A.S.T. Awards Banquet: Saturday, November 1st - Fremont, Ohio American Legion

 

Questions:


 

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2014 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service, or the 2014 JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Series at www.fastondirt.com. Updated information regarding the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway can also be found on the web at; www.atticaracewaypark.com or www.fremontohspeedway.com.


 

Social Media:


 

Be sure to ‘like’ F.A.S.T. on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt or follow @FASTseries on Twitter.


 

 

2014 Final F.A.S.T. Standings:
Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service:

 

1

5R

Byron Reed

0

1943

0

2

16

Chris Andrews

2

1929

-14

3

40DD

Caleb Griffith

1

1885

-58

4

45L

Brian Lay

2

1858

-85

5

9

Dean Jacobs

0

1707

-236

6

5T

Travis Philo

0

1702

-241

7

35

Stuart Brubaker

0

1618

-325

8

9Z

Duane Zablocki

0

1612

-331

9

60

Jody Keegan


 

1562

-381

10

46AU

Stuart Williams

0

1545

-398

11

O9

Craig Mintz

2

1396

-547

12

O7X

Dain Naida

0

1314

-629

13

53

DJ Foos


 

1263

-680

14

40

Caleb Helms

0

951

-992

15

55

Brad Bowman

0

709

-1234

16

97

Bryan Sebetto

0

708

-1235

17

39M

Matt Merrill

0

650

-1293

18

312

Mike Linder

0

617

-1326

19

81

Lee Jacobs

0

236

-1707

[Rank; Car; Driver; Wins; Points]


 

JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro:


 

1

1

Nate Dussel

2

1226

0

2

8I

John Ivy

1

1216

-10

3

5R

Jordan Ryan

0

1202

-24

4

19R

Steve Rando

0

1168

-58

5

6

Dustin Dinan

0

1167

-59

6

7A

Alvin Roepke

1

1140

-86

7

8

Bobby Clark

1

1072

-154

8

36

Seth Schneider

0

1058

-168

9

2

Ricky Peterson

0

1055

-171

10

25

Jason Keckler

1

1052

-174

11

12

Kyle Capodice

0

1006

-220

12

68G

Tyler Gunn

0

993

-233

13

11G

Luke Griffith

0

991

-235

14

1W

Paul Weaver

1

977

-249

15

8M

T.J Michael

1

964

-262

16

3J

Trey Jacobs

0

956

-270

17

22M

Dan McCarron

0

942

-284

18

7M

Brandon Moore

0

863

-363

19

32

Dan Hennig

0

847

-379

20

22D

Dan Hammond

0

813

-413

21

9

Jimmy Colvin

1

559

-667

[Rank; Car; Driver; Wins; Points]


 

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FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2014 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title point fund: 

Kistler Racing Products, KS Sales & Service, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, JD Automotive, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Synder’s Floor Covering, Goofy Golf, Scott’s Lawn Care, Buffalo Wild Wings, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.  

Also, a very special thanks to all of our contingency award sponsors: 

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Henry Motorsports, Productive Tools & Equipment, Hinchman Indy Racewear, OC Shocks, Kear's Speed Shop, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Linder's Speed Equipment, Outerwears Performance Products, Pro Shocks, R2C Performance Products, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, Ti22 Performance, Weld Racing Wheels, Hoosier Racing Tires, J&J Auto Racing and Golden Graphics & Design.

 

 

 

 

$10,000 Mr. Supermodified to Broadcast Nationally on SPEED SPORT, MAVTV Thursday Evening

OSWEGO, NY (September 8, 2014) – Oswego Speedway’s second nationally televised broadcast of the 2014 racing season will air Thursday, September 11 at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific, featuring the tape delayed 28th annual running of the $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified presented by Davis Bros. Inc. which took place at the Speedway on August 2.

Thursday’s broadcast will bring fans one of the most exciting Supermodified events on the racing calendar, with the second largest winner’s purse of the season.

Each August, Oswego Speedway’s Supermodified aces compete for the Mr. Supermodified championship, and the winner take all $10,000.

The Speedway has held this iconic event in Supermodified racing each year since 1987 with Supermodified legends Mike Muldoon, Mike Ordway, Steve Gioia, Doug Didero, Doug Heveron, and Otto Sitterly being just a few of the names to earn the historic title and prize money.

Veteran on-air personality Ralph Sheheen and former NASCAR Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series Champion Johnny Benson will again lead the SPEED SPORT broadcast on MAVTV.

As a nationally recognized broadcaster, Sheheen has covered everything from swamp buggies to Formula One and from Supercross to Moto G-P. During Sheheen’s lengthy career he has held microphones for a wide variety of major television networks including CBS, FOX, NBC, SPEED Channel, TNT Sports, Versus, ESPN, TBS, TNN, Prime Network, Sports Channel America, and NHK.

Benson, who also has two starts in Supermodified racing’s most prestigious event, Oswego Speedway’s Budweiser International Classic 200, will join Sheheen for the broadcast.

The Benson family, of Grand Rapids, MI, has a storied history at Oswego Speedway, as Johnny Benson Sr. drove to victory at Oswego Speedway in the 1966 running of the International Classic.

In the time since that ’66 victory, Benson Jr. has become an avid fan and participant in Supermodified racing across the country competing in International Supermodified Association events as well as his two starts in the Budweiser International Classic in 2011 and 2012.

Benson, who adds a 1993 ASA Series championship and 1996 Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year award to his resume, will no doubt add an experienced Supermodified eye to the September 11 SPEED SPORT broadcast on MAVTV.

Veteran pit reporter and former NEMA Midget racer, Derek Pernesiglio will be the third member of the broadcast team calling all the action from the Speedway’s pit lane.

Production will be over seen by Emmy award-winning television veteran Jim Roller. With a 31-year career in broadcasting, Roller has produced and directed programs for three major networks (ABC, NBC, and CBS) as well as every major cable entity in the United States (ESPN, TNN, USA, TBS Superstation, FOX Sports and SPEED). He completed a 12-year stint as senior producer for the American Le Mans Series.

The Speedway’s third nationally televised broadcast will air on Thursday, September 25 on SPEED SPORT and MAVTV, featuring the 58th running of the Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds.

MAVTV is available across the United States through local cable and video providers and via satellite on DirecTV.

MAVTV features all things in American Real Motorsports including ASCS Sprint Car Racing, ATV Pro MX, and now The Dave Despain Show.

For more information on MAVTV as well as SPEED SPORT MAGAZINE and SPEED SPORT visit online at www.mavtv.com.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com, follow on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway, or like on Facebook at facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

 

Gravel Ends West Coast Swing With Antioch Podium

PETERSEN MEDIA- Racing on the West Coast with the World Of Outlaws over the last week, David Gravel picked up four Top-10 finishes including a strong third place run on Sunday night as the series ran their final race out west.

“It was nice to end our trip on the podium,” Gravel said. “It was also really cool to be up there with my teammate, Kyle Hirst.”

Sunday night at the Antioch Speedway, Gravel timed his Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle No. 83 machine in with the fastest lap of the night, to give himself quick time honors.

Running third in his heat race, Gravel would also run third in the dash, put himself in the second row for the 30-lap feature event.

On a track that stayed fast all night long, Gravel got off to a rocky start as he lost few spots in the early goings, and slipped back to the fifth spot.

On a lap six restart, a handful of cars bicycled on the restart, and Gravel was able to take advantage as he and his Roth Motorsports teammate, Kyle Hirst, moved into the second and third spots, as they chased after Kerry Madsen.

Running in the third spot, Gravel would work on his teammate as they ran through lapped traffic, and made several bids at taking over the second spot, but just couldn’t make anything stick.

The end result was Gravel finishing in the third spot.

“The track was pretty fast, and my guys worked and worked on getting this car good for the feature, and I have to thank them,” he added. “We took advantage of that early restart, and then made some pretty good laps, and ended up on the podium, like we had hoped.”

Spending the first part of the weekend at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA for the 61st Gold Cup Race of Champions, Gravel and his team had a great run going on Saturday night, as they inside the top-five much of the race.

On the slicked off track with a tricky cushion, Gravel got up over the cushion and into the fence with 10-to go, and his night was over.

Friday night during the opener, Gravel struggled a bit during time trials, as he timed in 28th fastest, but the Watertown, CT driver transferred out of his heat race, and then charged from 23rd to finish ninth.

Kicking the West Coast swing off at the Skagit Speedway in Alger, WA, Gravel scored finishes of 11th and ninth.

At the Gray’s Harbor Raceway in Elma, WA, finished 13th before finishing sixth in Lebanon, OR and 12th in Medford, OR.

“I just have to thank all of my guys for all of their hard work over the last week,” he added. “It really is a tough trip, and everyone worked hard, and we put together some good runs.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2014.

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-77, Wins-3, Top 5’s-21, Top 10’s-48.

ON TAP: Gravel and his Roth Motorsports team will now head to the Clay County Fairgrounds on Friday night before hitting the Deer Creek Speedway on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their new website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, and by following David on Twitter @davidgravel89g.

 

 

Oswego Regular Jeff Abold Scores Top Five Finish in Star Classic 150

OSWEGO, NY (September 8, 2014) – Oswego Speedway weekly Supermodified contender Jeff Abold traveled to Epping, NH last weekend for the 49th running of the Star Classic 150 for ISMA Supermodifieds at Star Speedway and returned home with a top five finish in the A&P Automotive No. 05.

Abold, who finished second in the Star Classic one year ago, started the final leg of the Supermodified Triple Crown in the 11th position and worked his way to a fifth place finish by the end of 150 green flag laps of racing.

The Abold team spent most of 2014 continuing to try and work the bugs out of their 2013 Supermodified design, built for weekly Oswego contention.

After a top five finish early in the year with their latest design and an 11th place effort in the 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200, the team elected to take their older chassis to Star to once again compete in the 150.

The decision was a wise one for Abold, who battled with the best in the ISMA Supermodified championship throughout to take home a top five run in the biggest Supermodified event held in New England.

Sandusky Hy-Miler Nationals champion Lou Cicconi picked up his third career Star Classic victory over the weekend beating out defending champion Jon McKennedy and seven-time Star Classic champion Russ Wood, making his first Supermodified start since crashing heavily in last year’s Star Classic.

Ben Seitz finished in the fourth position ahead of Abold in the top five.

New England Small Block Supermodified hot shoe Mike Netishen, Eddie Witkum Jr., Jeff Locke, Mark Sammut, and Justin Belfiore finished the top ten.

After failing to make the field for the 58th annual Budweiser International Classic at Oswego, ‘Super’ Dave Sanborn ended the Star Classic 150 in 15th.

Joe Gosek, a two-time Star Classic champion, traveled to New England for the Classic event but struggled to a 17th place finish after finishing fifth in the Oswego Classic.

Oswego Speedway finishes its Supermodified season this coming weekend with the SUNOCO Race of Champions at the ‘Steel Palace.’

SUNOCO Race of Champions Weekend opens its racing program Saturday, September 13 with grandstand gates opening at 3:30 p.m. The racing action will start that Saturday at 5 p.m.

Sunday the action continues with grandstand gates opening at 10:15 a.m. and qualifying to hit the Speedway at Noon.

The Sunoco Modified 200 is scheduled to take the green flag at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, September 14. The 75 lap Novelis Supermodified main will hit the Speedway prior to the 200 lap Modified nightcap.

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

For more information on Race of Champions Weekend visit online at www.raceofchampions.net.

 

 

Fremont Speedway race teams and fans hope to "kick" childhood cancer

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Dirt track race fans are passionate. Not only about their sport, but about helping one another. They are one big family. And when a member of the family needs help, hundreds of thousands of race fans are there to provide that support.

This weekend that family will come together at Fremont Speedway to help combat childhood cancer. The Third Annual Fremont Speedway Kick-It fund-raiser will take place Saturday at “The Track That Action Built.”

The Kick-It for Children’s Cancer is part of NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Jeff Gordon’s Children’s Foundation to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research. Kick-It was founded by a 10-year-old cancer patient with a big dream – to cure cancer by playing kickball. Kick-It has raised over $800,000 since 2009.

And the dirt track racing community has responded in a huge way. Kickball tournaments and fund-raisers have been held at race tracks throughout the county.

At Fremont Speedway Saturday there will be a fun kickball tournament, auction and more to raise funds for the Kick-It for Children’s Cancer. The goal is to raise at least $50,000. In the two previous years, a combined $35,000 was raised. There have been events and fund-raisers for the Fremont Speedway Kick-It program throughout the 2014 racing season, including a “Kick-Bald” event where drivers, sponsors, fans and others took bids to have their heads shaved. So far over $26,000 has been raised.

And Jeff Gordon has vowed to match the total amount raised by the Fremont Speedway Kick-It.

Shelly Liskai has been the driving force behind the Fremont Speedway Kick-It project and is very excited about how the fans and race teams have responded.

“So many people have stepped up to help make this vision a reality. It’s so heart-warming to see the response we have gotten. We have one young racer, Tyler Gunn, who single-handedly went out in his community and raised over $5,000. And there’s stories like that throughout our racers and fans,” said Liskai. “I have to give a huge thanks to Michelle Gressman. She has stepped up to provide so much help. Also I have to thank my family and friends and Rich Farmer (Fremont Speedway Promoter) for all the support and encouragement.”

The teams competing in the kickball tournament raised funds to compete for the coveted Kick-It Trophy. They will play on three fields in the campground area across from the Sandusky County Fairgrounds beginning at 10 a.m. There are 15 teams entered and they are seeking donations for Kick-It online at www.kick-it.org (click on the “find a game” tab and type in Fremont Speedway).

Liskai said the team with the highest online collection as of Friday will get an automatic bye into the second round.

Race fans and community members are invited to come watch the fun and bid on silent auction items. There will be a live auction with lots of merchandise and services available for bidding at 2:15 p.m.

A very special part of the Fremont Speedway Kick-It event will be having the family of Devin Kohlman on hand for the festivities. Devin touched the hearts of residents throughout the country last fall. The 13-year-old from Port Clinton, Ohio lost his life to brain cancer. But prior, he inspired all of Northwest Ohio with his courage. He came home from treatment last October because he had exhausted the treatment options and wanted to spend time with friends and he wanted to be there for Christmas. People from throughout Northwest Ohio decorated a park near Devin’s home and turned out for a holiday pep rally.

“Team Devin will be made up of Devin’s family and friends. We’re so excited to have them participate and help bring awareness to this great cause,” said Liskai.

“Our area has been extremely impacted by childhood cancer and I know our great fans and race teams can make a difference in helping to find a cure. No parent should have to watch their child wait for a cure. The goal with ALL of this is to accelerate a cure for children with cancer,” added Liskai.

The Fremont Speedway Kick-It is part of the 7th Annual Jim Ford Classic race weekend at the race track. It begins with the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars competing Friday night along with the 305 sprints and dirt trucks. The UNOH All Stars, 305 sprints and dirt trucks will be back in action Saturday night with the All Stars vying for $10,000 to win the feature event. There will be bands performing for an after-race party each night. Also, there will be a queen’s contest in the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame Saturday at 1 p.m. to crown the track’s 2015 queen and Lil Miss Fremont Speedway.

For more information on the Fremont Speedway Kick-It contact Shelly Liskai at 419-603-9834. For more information on the weekend’s events at Fremont Speedway go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

 

 

Macedo Earns First World of Outlaw Win

PETERSEN MEDIA- Flirting with his first 410ci win all year with the King of the West Series, Carson Macedo waited until the lights shined the brightest to break through and pick up that first win, as he beat the best, and won with the World of Outlaws on Friday night in Chico, CA during the Gold Cup Race of Champions.

“I’m just speechless,” Macedo said. “This is really like my first real win, and I’m thrilled to do it with the World of Outlaws. I really wanted to do donuts, but they kept telling me to go to the scales.”

Kicking off the Gold Cup Race of Champions on Friday night, Macedo timed his Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son/WFO Apparel entry in fifth fastest, before he finished fourth in his heat race.

Earning the pole for the Dash, Macedo would finish second to Daryn Pittman, and line up for the 30-lap feature event on the front row.

The initial start saw Pittman jump into the lead, forcing Macedo to the cushion, which would ultimately help him later in the night.

Running in the second spot for the first six laps, Macedo went to the high-side following a restart, and made his pass stick as he drove around Pitman to take over command of the race.

“I got forced to the to on the initial start, and I’m glad I did, because I felt that it was good up there, I just hit it wrong at the time, and was able to use it to my advantage when I got the lead,” he explained.

With Pittman getting back around Macedo with nine laps to go, the red flag flew negating the pass, and Macedo didn’t make the same mistake again, as he was stellar in the closing circuits, as he picked up the big win.

“I can’t say enough about this Tarlton and Son team,” Macedo said. “They give me great equipment, and Paul Baines gives me a great car, I honestly don’t know what to say.”

Back in action on Saturday night, Macedo looked to back up his win by winning the Gold Cup finale and started his night off by timing in sixth fastest in time trials.

Again, finishing fourth in his heat race, Macedo would move into the dash, and again found himself on the pole of the race.

Not getting off to a great start, Macedo would fall to the third spot, where he would finish, putting him in the second row for the 40-lap feature event.

When the race got underway, Macedo ran inside the Top-Three in the early laps as he battled with the likes of Daryn Pittman and Jonathan Allard.

Sitting in the fourth spot, a restart on lap 19 saw Macedo make a couple of huge moves to gain positions, but it was deemed that Macedo took off too early, and was penalized two spots, back to the sixth spot.

Slipping back a few spots after getting over the cushion passing for fourth, Macedo would spin his machine out with eight to go, a go back to the tail end of the lead lap cars, which was 17th.

Over the final laps, Macedo would keep his composure, and work his way back up to an eighth place finish.

“We probably had a better car than what our finish shows, but I just made some mistakes,” he said. “It is still really cool to pick up a win and another top-10 with the best in the world.”

Macedo was also in action on Wednesday night with the Civil War Sprint Car Series Presented By Flowmaster at the Silver Dollar Speedway.

Timing in 24th fastest, Macedo would ultimately line up in the 17th spot for the feature event, and finish 15th.

Tarlton Racing would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., WFO Apparel, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, Corporate America Investments, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2014 season.

ON TAP: Macedo and his Tarlton Racing team will be in action on Friday night with the King of the West Series at the Santa Maria Speedway.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-20, Wins-1, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-16

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

 

 

Peterson Has Great Week; Nets First Career Win

PETERSEN MEDIA- After some bad luck knocked him out of a top three run at the Johnny Key Classic, Matt Peterson climbed back aboard his V&H Fresh/Miller Lite No. p37 machine over the last week, and made a late race pass on Wednesday night so score his first career sprint car win, and followed it up with a second place run on Saturday night.

“It was just a great week for us, and very rewarding,” Peterson said. “To get that first win during the Gold Cup is just awesome, and I cannot thank my team enough for all of their hard work, and motivation.”

Wednesday, the scene was the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA for the opening night of the 61st Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions.

With 39 cars on hand, Peterson timed his entry in 10th fastest before picking up the heat race win. Advancing into the dash, Peterson would start on the front row, but slip back to a third place finish, putting him in the second row of the 30-lap feature event.

On a very slicked off racing surface, Peterson hung around the Top-Five for the duration of the race, and seemingly got stronger as the race went on.

Making some big moves on Andy Forsberg, and Bud Kaeding, Peterson worked into the second spot on the 22nd lap, before the caution slowed the pace of the race on the 23rd lap.

Chasing after Mason Moore, Peterson took his first shot for the lead on the 25th lap, but contact between the two drivers got both out of shape, however they were both quick to gather their machines up, and hold the top two spots.

Being able to keep his machine quick outside of the rubber, Peterson made a big-time move on the 27th lap, as he went around Mason Moore in turn four, and went on to pick up the huge win.

“I always said my first win would come at Chico, and it did, and I couldn’t be more ecstatic,” said Peterson, who was very animated in victory.

Making the tow to the Petaluma Speedway for action on Saturday night, Peterson looked to bring the momentum for Wednesday’s win with him.

Lining up in the fifth row of the feature event, Peterson continued to show speed, as he worked his way through the field.

As the laps clicked down, the Wilton, CA native worked his way into the second spot as he chased after race leader, Billy Aton, but was unable to track him down in the closing laps, as he took home a second place finish.

“It sure is a different feeling coming back and finishing second after a big win,” Peterson said. “We had another really good racecar, and I am really confident in the direction our team is going. I can’t thank everyone enough for all of their hardwork.”

Matt and his team would like to thank V&H Fresh, Miller Lite, Inventory Sales Company, Bear Trucking, Future Energy Savers, Transportation Services, The Oil Medics, Shell Shock, and MTFX Graphics for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Peterson and his team will now return to action on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway.

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The Mad Man Racks Up Sixth World of Outlaw Win Of Season

PETERSEN MEDIA- A grueling week on the West Coast came to a close in a big way for Kerry Madsen and his Keneric Racing team. The eight-race stretch came to a close on Sunday night in Antioch, CA with Madsen and company celebrating their sixth series win of 2014 as Madsen narrowly held of Kyle Hirst

“I am lucky to be on the good side of that history,” Madsen said in reference to his win being the closest in World of Outlaw history (.005 seconds). “We had a really fast racecar, but lapped traffic over the final few laps really allowed him to close up.”

With 27 cars on hand for the West Coast finale at the Antioch Speedway, Madsen timed his Keneric Racing/American Racing/Morrison Racing Engines machine in fourth fastest, before finishing fourth in heat race action.

Finishing second in the dash, Madsen lined up on the front row with Daryn Pittman for the 30-lap feature event. Taking advantage of a lap six restart, Madsen stormed into the lead on the seventh lap, and never looked back, as he set a nice pace out front.

Getting into lapped traffic in just four laps, Madsen was magnificent as he timed his moves on the slower traffic, to keep his lead comfortable.

As the laps clicked down, traffic became difficult for Madsen, and lap by lap, second running Hirst was able to erase what was once a comfortable lead.

With Hirst going side-by-side with Madsen, Madsen was able to beat him to the checkered flag in record fashion as his margin of victory was just .005 seconds.

“I had no idea he was even that close,” Madsen admitted. “We got through traffic really well all night, but the last few laps I had some trouble, but thankfully we were able to hold him off. Have to thank my guys for the hard work on what is a very busy stretch for us.”

The rest of the West Coast swing worked also went well for Madsen and his team, as they put together very consistent finishes.

Kicking off the stretch at the Skagit Speedway, Madsen ran second to Donny Schatz to open up the trip before finishing seventh on Saturday night.

Moving south to Elma, WA, the Mad Man would time in fourth fastest, before pocketing another seventh place finish.

The Willamette Speedway was on tap last Tuesday night, and after timing in 20th fastest, Madsen would earn KSE Hard Charger honors by way of his 12th place finish from his 20th starting spot.

Medford, OR was the scene for Wednesday’s race, and after starting in the 17th spot, The Mad Man had his elbows up as he raced his way to a seventh place finish.

The Gold Cup in Chico, CA saw Madsen kick his weekend off by charging from 20th to 11th and on Saturday night he earned hard charger honors by charging from dead last (24th) to a seventh place finish.

“We had a decent week, and passed a lot of cars, and hopefully we learned some things that will help us when we get back out there next year,” Madsen said. “We were pretty consistent but I think we can be a little better.”

2014 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-82, Wins-9, Top-5’s-41, Top 10’s-63

ON TAP: Madsen and his Keneric Racing team will now head back east as they will return to action on Friday night at the Clay County Fairgrounds before invading the Deer Creek Speedway on Saturday night.

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Allard Wins Gold Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA- Jonathan Allard had been in contention to win the Gold Cup Race of Champions in Chico, CA a few different times over his career, but on Saturday night, he finally got the monkey off of his back, as he picked up the elusive win out of turn four on the last lap.

“I can’t believe it,” Allard said. “It feels great to finally win the Gold Cup, and to finally get the first World of Outlaw win.”

With 38 cars in the pit area, Allard kicked his Saturday night off by timing the Tri-C Manufacturing/K&N/ButlerBuilt No. 3C machine in fourth fastest, putting him in the second row of a heat race.

Finishing fourth in his heat race, Allard would move on to the dash, where a second place finish would put him on the front row alongside Sean Becker.

Sitting in the second spot during the early portion of the feature event, Allard would slip back to the third spot on a lap 12 restart, as he now chased after Daryn Pittman and Sean Becker.

Biding his time, Allard would eventually get past Becker to take over the second spot, as he began his pursuit of race leader, Daryn Pittman.

Admittedly content in the second spot, Allard found some rubber on the speedway on the final lap, and was able to use it to get Pittman out of turn four, coming to the checkered flag to score his first Gold Cup triumph.

“It is just awesome,” he added. “I can’t thank my team and all of our sponsors enough. It was a tough week for us, so this is simply awesome.”

Taking part in the World of Outlaws entire West Coast swing, Allard’s busy week started at the Skagit Speedway in Alger, WA where he recorded finishes of 15th and 20th place.

Heading to the Gray’s Harbor Raceway on Monday night, Allard earned KSE Hard Charger honors as he scored a 12th place finish from his 19th starting spot.

Getting into Oregon on Tuesday night, Allard went from 16th to 11th at the Willamette Speedway before he charged from 14th to the ninth at the Southern Oregon Speedway in Medford, OR.

Kicking off the Gold Cup on Friday night, Allard timed in 26th fastest, before he picked up a 19th place finish.

Following his big Gold Cup win, Allard was in action on Sunday night at the Antioch Speedway where a mechanical failure ended his night early.

“I can’t thank my guys enough for working so hard, in what was a really grueling week,” he said. “We seemed to have our fair share of bad luck, but like I said, picking up the Gold Cup win definitely takes some of the sting out. Huge thanks to Clyde and Marion Lamar for continuing to let us have some fun.”

Allard would like to thank Tri-C Manufacturing, K&N, ButlerBuilt, Platinum Powder Coating, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Red Line Oil, KSE Racing Products, Weld Wheels, NGK Spark Plugs, FK Rod Ends, Hunt Magnetos, Longacre Products, Ti64, A.R.T. Speed Equipment and Hoosier Tire for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-53, Wins-10, Top 5’s-25, Top 10’s-35.

ON TAP: Allard and the Tri-C Motorsports team will resume their King of the West schedule this weekend where they invade the Santa Maria Speedway on Friday night before making their debut at Ventura on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: For more information on Jonathan, including upcoming events, pictures, and news please check out http://www.allardmotorsports.com, or follow JA on twitter @Allard_ja.

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HAUBSTADT HUSTLER WORTH $10,000 TO THE 2014 WINNER USAC AND MSCS SPRINT CAR DRIVERS TO COMPETE

Haubstadt, IN - September 5, 2014. For six years Tri-State Speedway has hosted the “Haubstadt Hustler” at mid September. The competition for the Hustler title and the $10,000 first prize was elevated further when this race became co-sanctioned with USAC and MSCS joining forces to compete together in 2011. The match-up for this event will follow the MSCS format which is based on passing points

Winning this one late season race could top off an already great season for a driver or perhaps turn a lagging season around in one night. $10,000 will cover a lot of racing expenditures and add to the profit margin. This promotion is designed to attract the most competitive race teams and the fans that follow the sport to watch the action unfold!

This year the Haubstadt Hustler will be run on Saturday, September 13th. Last year Kevin Thomas Jr. of Cullman, Alabama, won the 40 lap feature. He became the 6th different winner in six years. He led from the 27th lap on. Brady Short led the first 26 laps and finished second. Short has yet to win the Hustler but has finished second two times and third once. Past winners also include Daron Clayton, Casey Riggs, Jon Stanbrough, and Bryan Clauson. Jeff Bland Jr. holds the distinction of winning the very first Haubstadt Hustler in 2008.

The current AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car points leader is veteran Dave Darland. Brady Bacon is just 5 markers back in second place. Bryan Clauson is third and Jon Stanbrough has moved up to fourth in points. Darland leads the series with six victories. Clauson and Stanbrough have 4 wins each. Only eight dates remain on the USAC schedule with just four of those in the Midwest.

The Hoosier Tire MSCS points leader is Kyle Cummins. Cummins increased his points lead over the Labor Day Weekend. With runner-up Robert Ballou away racing in California, every point Cummins earned increased his lead. That lead now stands at 107 points. Second spot has tightened to a single point. Ballou leads Brandon Mattox 721 points to 720 points. MSCS drivers will receive full points on the 13th. Brady Short is fourth in the standings with just three events left on this year’s schedule. All three of these races will be at the Tri-State Speedway.

Five sprint car drivers have competed with both series often enough to be included in the top twenty in points for both. This short but impressive list includes Robert Ballou, Chase Stockon, rookie Aaron Farney, Jon Stanbrough, and Hunter Schuerenberg. Ballou is second with MSCS and ninth in the USAC standings. Stanbrough is fourth with USAC and fourteenth in MSCS. Stockon is fifth with USAC and eighth in MSCS. Farney is ninth with MSCS and 20th in USAC. Schuerenberg is tenth with USAC and fifteenth in MSCS.

The pit gate opens at 3:30 P.M. Hot Laps are at 6:30 with racing to begin at 7:30. Tri-State Speedway is in the Central Time Zone. The UMP Open Wheel Modified cars will be racing to complete the double header program. Provided as News and Information for MSCS & Tri-State Speedway.

CURRENT HOOSIER TIRE MSCS POINTS Updated on September 1, 2014___

1) 3c Kyle Cummins 828 2) 12 Robert Ballou 721 3) 28 Brandon Mattox 720 4) 11p Brady Short 696 5) 04 Jeff Bland Jr. 641 6) 21 Carson Short 624 7) 11 James Lyerla * 597 8) 32 Chase Stockon 563 9) 15F Aaron Farney* 546 10) 90x Bradley Sterrett 545 11) 92 Daron Clayton 541 12) 4c Daylan Chambers* 485

* Rookie

 

 

TOP TEN FINISH FOR SALDANA AT ANTIOCH

ANTIOCH, Calif. (Sept. 7, 2014) – The World of Outlaws closed out this year’s West Coast swing at Antioch Speedway.

In preliminary racing action, second generation driver Joey Saldana qualified the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M sprint car in the 10th position with an 11.936-second lap, earning the pole for the first heat race.

After two attempts to start the heat race, racing got underway. Donny Schatz shot to the lead with Saldana following. They maintained this running order for the duration of the 10-lap event. Saldana’s second place finish transferred the Motter team to A Main.

The Brownsburg Bullet was 11th in the 24-car line-up for the start of the 30-lap feature.

When the green flag dropped, Daryn Pittman assumed the lead followed by Kerry Madsen. Saldana gained two positions in the first two laps and was running ninth when the caution slowed competition on lap six. On the restart Pittman and Schatz got together and Pittman was shuffled way back in the pack, opening the door for Kerry Madsen to take the lead. Kyle Hirst was now second and David Gravel was third. Saldana moved to eighth where he ran for a few laps before the car bicycled, allowing Pittman to pass.

As the field came down for the checkered flag, Madsen, who was leading, got held up by a slower car allowing Hirst to get a run on him. In what could have been a photo finish, Madsen hung on to win the closest race in World of Outlaws history, besting Hirst by five-thousandths-of-a-second. Gravel was third. Saldana finished ninth.

The Outlaws begin to work their way back to the Midwest making a stop Friday, Sept. 12 at Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer, Iowa.

 

 

TOBY BELLBOWEN ANNOUNES HIS SEASON SCHEDULE

New South Wales Sprintcar driver, Toby Bellbowen has announced his season schedule for the 2014/2015 summer racing season.

The twenty year old, who hails from Cranebrook, in Sydney’s outer west, is primed for a busy season aboard his familiar Bowen Motorsports Hog’s Breath Café number 70 Maxim, powered by Felsch Racing Engines. “We will be contesting the entire Track Championship at our home track, Valvoline Raceway (Sydney Speedway),” Toby confirmed, “and we hope to take in some of the big shows interstate.

“I want experience this season, but at the same time I want results, because I know, as a team, we are where we need to be to put a whole night together.

“Last season was a bit of a disappointment, having to sit out the majority of the international season with an eye injury, so this season is about proving to myself what I can do with competing in more races and hopefully travelling around to new tracks.”

The Sprintcars have twenty one shows slated for Valvoline Raceway, which begins on Saturday, October 4 and includes two of Australia’s most prestigious races – The Australian Sprintcar Grand Prix, which Toby has a podium finish (2nd) in 2012 and the NSW Championship – and both races will be held in December.

One thing that has eluded Toby to date has been an A-Main victory, and Toby is looking to change that in season 2014/15. “I want an A-Main win bad, but I’m not aiming at just one win, I want to win constantly. We have been close a few times, and we have shown that we have the speed so it’s about executing everything we learnt last season and aim to get that first win out of the way. I have a great bunch of guys in my corner and I know we can win; I’m super excited for the October 4 season opener.

“I have my crew chief from last season, Chris Muir, back with me again which is just great. After four years of racing, I haven’t had the same crew chief two years in a row, so it’s great to have the continuity with Chris and be comfortable with each other.

“I’m looking forward to what seems to be an exciting season in Sydney, but also travelling to a few shows interstate. I guess we will see how we go when the season starts. I can’t wait to get out there!” Toby concluded.

Toby will have a brand new range of merchandise available at the season opener at Valvoline Raceway on October 4.

Also, a brand new Facebook page, which will feature results, news and plenty of behind the scenes information, will be announced very soon, along with an updated website. More news on that shortly, so stay tuned!

Toby’s October schedule is as follows: Saturday, October 4 – Valvoline Raceway Track Championship Saturday, October 11 – Valvoline Raceway Track Championship Saturday, October 25 – Valvoline Raceway Track Championship

Toby would like to thank the following sponsors for their support during the 2014/2015 racing season: Hog’s Breath Café Rod Bowen’s Prestige Smash Repairs Spies Hecker McGrath Lander Motor Group Valvoline Poolwerx Hills Shire Lander Toyota Vortex Race Products Duncan & Foster Engine Reconditioning B & B Graphics Murrell Distribution

 

 

Van Dam Garners Best Career World of Outlaws Result at Grays Harbor

Inside Line Promotions - LEBANON, Ore. (Sept. 7, 2014) - Henry Van Dam registered his best career result with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at his home track last week.

Van Dam qualified a career-best seventh and rallied for a ninth-place result in the feature with the premier sprint car series last Monday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash.

"To have a really competitive car with those guys and to be able to pass drivers I've looked up to was pretty cool," he said.

After qualifying seventh quickest and finishing fourth in his heat race, Van Dam lost a handful of positions during the opening laps of the feature.

"I put myself into bad spots on the race track and I wasn't aggressive enough," he said. "We got to about Lap 10 and I felt like I had a real good car. I made a decision to be more aggressive and it really paid off. At the end we had a chance to pass for seventh."

Van Dam's ninth-place finish was his first career top 10 with the World of Outlaws. It also highlighted a tripleheader last week, which started the previous night with a Summer Thunder Sprint Series event at Grays Harbor Raceway.

Van Dam qualified third quickest and he advanced from fourth to second place during his heat race, which lined him up on the inside of the second row for the main event. After dropping a couple of positions at the start, Van Dam rallied into the runner-up position and was within striking distance of the leader when he sustained front end damage on Lap 19.

"I didn't feel like I hit an infield tire," he said. "I don't know if it was the infield, a tire or both. I think we just broke the left side radius rod. It could have been damaged earlier in the race. I was racing through traffic and trying to be patient, looking for a good opportunity to pass. It was pretty disappointing to be sitting in the infield when you thought you had a real good opportunity to win the race."

He was credited with a 16th-place finish.

Van Dam's week concluded last Tuesday with the World of Outlaws at Willamette Speedway, where he qualified 19th quickest and then finished where he started - seventh - in his heat race. That relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown.

"We didn't qualify as well," he said. "I didn't predict the track to be that hooked up. I didn't make enough changes to get free enough. We got stuck in a really tough heat race, so it made it tough to get anywhere. I was happy to run the Last Chance Showdown because it gave me some extra laps. I was able to run the top and feel it out."

Van Dam finished third in the Last Chance Showdown to earn a transfer into the main event, which he started 19th.

"The feature was pretty crazy in the back," he said. "I was just surviving and making good calls on where to put the car on the race track."

He rallied to earn a 15th-place result.

Van Dam will take this weekend off before returning to action on Sept. 19-20 at Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash., with the ASCS Northwest Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 31 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 16 (3).

Sept. 1 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 4 (2); Feature: 9 (8).

Sept. 2 - Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 3 (2); Feature: 15 (19).

SEASON STATS -

28 races, 6 wins, 12 top fives, 19 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 25 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 19-20 at Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash., with the ASCS Northwest Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HenryVanDam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VanDamRacing

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a video by ARRacing of Van Dam winning the Summer Thunder Sprint Series event at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on June 7: http://youtu.be/a2sBRaf5l1c

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Van Dam has t-shirts and sweatshirts available for sale at his race trailer.

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Based in Buckley, Wash., Johansen Excavating specializes in civil construction. For more information, visit http://www.JohansenExcavating.com.

"Johansen Excavating has been a partner for the past few years," Van Dam said. "They've been a great sponsor, but have been even better friends."

Van Dam would also like to thank Kovash Logging, Enumclaw Xpress Lube, Les Schwab Tire of Enumclaw, Clems Enumclaw Powersports, Factory Kahne, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Van Dam Dairy, Village Green Resort, D&L Equipment Repair, Zender Equipment, Big Bob's Flooring Outlet, Bob and Joan Shumway, Kellan and Kelsey Hall, Foothills Auto Supply, American Powder Coating, Pete Vos, Char's Barber Shop, Wesmar Race Engines, SpeedMart, Van Dam Farms and Rich Van Dam Dairy for their continued support.

 

 

Kulhanek Capitalizes on New Good Luck Charm to Score ASCS Gulf South Win

Inside Line Promotions - LEESVILLE, La. (Sept. 7, 2014) - Ray Allen Kulhanek found a good luck charm in his newborn.

Kulhanek captured his second ASCS Gulf South Region win and his third victory of the season at Leesville 171 Speedway last Saturday when he competed for the first time since his daughter was born in August.

The event kicked off with Kulhanek making a last-lap pass to win his heat race after starting fourth.

"We went from fourth to second in the first turn and then I was all over the back of (Channin) Tankersley," he said. "Where I was doing most of my damage was in turns one and two. We were fairly equal going through turns three and four. I changed my entry a little bit and it started picking me back up a little bit. We happened to get a caution on the white flag lap so we did a green-white-checkered finish. On the last lap I ran up four wheels in the fluff and whenever I got to about the center of turns one and two I turned down the track. I got a good enough run down into turns three and four where I could run in a little harder. I slid him and won it."

That earned Kulhanek enough points to advance into the feature redraw. He pulled the No. 1 to start on the pole for the 25-lap main event.

"We got lucky and got away for the sevens and eights I've been drawing all year long," he said. "I told my crew guys we've got the pole and I'm going to make the best of this deal."

Kulhanek and outside polesitter Scottie McDonald slid each other in every corner for the first couple of laps during the main event.

"He slid me in turns one and two and I slid him back in turns three and four," Kulhanek said. "We did the same the second lap and then I had the lead for good. We swapped spots four, five or six times. It was a good race between me and Scottie. I pulled away and then he caught me at the first lapped cars. I decided if they're blocking the top I didn't think anybody would drive around me. It gave him a good enough run where the next time around he was already on my bumper."

Kulhanek thwarted another slide job in turns one and two midway through the race before he pulled away for the victory.

"We had a red flag with about five or six laps to go," he said. "There were five lapped cars between me and second and third place. I knew taking off just to run clean laps and try not to make any mistakes. The whole race panned out for me. That was a nice change of pace."

Kulhanek enters the ASCS Gulf South Region season finale on Sept. 27 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, second in the championship standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 6 - Leesville 171 Speedway in Leesville, La. - Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 3 wins, 8 top fives, 16 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 27 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RayAllenKulhanek.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dork.racing.9?fref=ts

APPAREL -

Kulhanek will have apparel available for sale at his race trailer throughout the season. For a list of his scheduled events, visit http://www.RayAllenKulhanek.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Miller's RV Park

Located in Grangerland, Texas, Miller's RV Park is a large space for travelers to park motorhomes for short visits or long stays.

"It's just a nice country setting for people to relax," Kulhanek said. "The RV park is actually where we have the race shop so it's cool to meet people from all over the country."

Kulhanek would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Texas Rotating Equipment, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, J&J Auto Racing, Smiley's Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, Outlaw Wings, Hoosier Racing Tire Southwest, Penske Shocks, Don Ott Racing Engines, Snap Graphics, Frazier and Son Laser Cutting and Simpson Race Products for their support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

 

Bright Looking to Continue Winning Streaks With ARDC Midgets and at Bridgeport

Inside Line Promotions - COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. (Sept. 7, 2014) - Alex Bright is looking forward to extending his recent success during a pair of races this weekend.

Bright will take a three-race ARDC Midgets winning streak into Friday at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa.

"I'm definitely looking forward to it," he said. "I think it'll be a real good track also because we're running on Friday night. I think it will turn out to be a really good race and hopefully we can pick up the win and make it four in a row."

Bright captured a victory at the track on May 25.

"It's the perfect sized track for a midget," he said. "It's not big enough where everybody strings out and it's not small enough where everybody wrecks. There's usually two grooves. It puts on a good race for the fans. It's my home track so I get a little more pumped up when I go there."

With only three ARDC events remaining this season, Bright ranks fourth in the championship standings despite missing a couple of races. He also leads the series in feature wins with five.

The weekend will conclude on Sunday at Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., with Bright driving a wingless micro sprint for Greg Stevens. It's the only track where Bright has earned multiple wins this season.

"I've only been to Bridgeport twice this year and I've won both times," he said. "That's a confidence booster going in there."

SEASON STATS -

52 races, 11 wins, 27 top fives, 39 top 10s, 41 top 15s, 47 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., with the ARDC Midgets and Sunday at Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J.

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexBright77

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

APPAREL -

Bright has new t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer during every race he competes in this season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - PXP Racewear

PXP Racewear produces high-performance racing underwear made from 50 percent Kermel and 50 percent Lenzing Blend. For more information, visit http://www.PXPracewear.com.

"They have fire-retardant racing underwear, like head socks, pants, shirts and gloves," Bright said. "It is the most comfortable racewear that you will ever wear."

Bright would also like to thank Bell Racing Helmets, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Lightcap Electric, RGR Racing, SPAR Racing Engines, Hyper Chassis, Carlton D. Geesman Contracting, Presidential HVAC, Elite Chassis, Benic Shocks, Fontana Automotive, How Charming LLC, Diamond Disposal LLC and DJ Website Design for their continued support.

 

 

SALDANA 13TH IN GOLD CUP FINALE

CHICO, Calif. (Sept. 6, 2014) – Tonight was the $12,000-to-win Gold Cup finale at Silver Dollar Speedway and Joey Saldana and the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team were looking to reverse last night’s results and get back on the winning path.

In preliminary action, Saldana qualified 18th with a 12.302-second lap around the quarter-mile high-banked track.

Next on the night’s agenda was a series of four heat races. The Brownsburg Bullet

rolled off fifth in a field of 10 cars in the second heat. This was a 10-lap race with five drivers transferring to the A Main. The first row of the heat was occupied by a pair of ‘Shanes’, Shane Stewart on the pole and Shane Golobic on the outside of the front row. When the green flew, Stewart surged to the lead. When the yellow came out two laps later, Saldana was fifth. The restart order was Stewart, Golobic, Carson Macedo, Rico Abreu and Saldana. When racing resumed, Saldana started his march forward, passing Abreu and last night’s winner Macedo to finish third and transfer to the A Main.

After the four-wide salute to the fans, Saldana settled into his 17th starting position for 40 laps of racing. Sean Becker took the lead on the first lap followed by Jonathan Allard. There was a lot of stop and go racing for a series of cautions. Saldana was running 12th when the fourth caution flew on lap 24. On the restart, Becker lined up at the head of the field, having led all laps to this point, but when the field went green, Pittman got a run and took the lead on lap 25. Becker was second, Allard was third. Saldana lost two positions. When the caution slowed competition on lap 30 for David Gravel who spun, Saldana went to the work area with a flat left rear tire. The Motter team quickly changed the injured tire and Saldana joined the back of the pack. Just one lap later Carson Macedo made contact with another car and collected Saldana. When the field got back underway, Pittman resumed the lead.

The last caution came out with six laps to go and Pittman led the final restart. Allard was second. In a surprise finish that had the fans on their feet, Allard passed Pittman right at the finish line to steal the win. Pittman was second and Becker was third.

After all the bad luck at the end of the event, Saldana was still able to salvage a 13th place finish.

The World of Outlaws wrap the West Coast swing tomorrow at Antioch, Calif.

 

 

DAMION GARDNER BACK TO BONNEVILLE TO TRY FOR 200-MPH IN A SPRINT CAR!

(Concord, CA, September 7, 2014) One month after being thwarted by rain, the “World’s Fastest Sprint Car Driver,” Damion Gardner, returns to the famous Bonneville Salt Flats to continue his assault on the 200-MPH barrier in his famous “Green Demon” sprint car.

In his first attempt at Bonneville in August of 2013, the Concord, California based racer came away with a top speed of 193.27 and a lot of knowledge on how to go faster. Last month, Gardner and the entire team were poised to make history and get to 200-MPH when torrential rains left the famous salt surface underwater and forced cancellation of the annual Speed Week. Gardner immediately targeted his next assault on the record for this week and he is in Bonneville now.

Damion Gardner and the Green Demon crew ready for another shot at Bonneville. Media please feel free to publish the above photo and please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Gardner did not arrive in Bonneville until this morning after driving all night from the scene his latest triumph at the Santa Maria Speedway last evening. He has been busy with the USAC/CRA Series the past three nights when he dominated the action at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California, Ocean Speedway in Watsonville and Santa Maria. He won the main event at each track and was crowned “California Sprint Week” champion. He swept the Silver Dollar and Ocean shows by also being fast qualifier and winning his heat races. In addition, his fast qualifying times at Chico and Watsonville were both new track records.

The hottest sprint car driver in the nation after winning main events the last three nights in a row is Damion Gardner. Media please feel free to publish the above photo and please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Now Gardner is focused on the “Green Demon” and Bonneville where he may make his first attempt at going 200-MPH on Sunday. The salt has dried out and the team reports that it looks fast.

Keep an eye out for these reports which will keep you posted on Gardner’s quest at being the first person to drive a sprint car at 200-MPH.

Everything, including the disappointment of the rain-off is being shot for an exciting documentary titled, “The World’s Fastest Sprint Car.” The made for TV production is being written, directed and produced by Surf N’ Sprint and will be shot by the award winning racing specialists from LoudPedal Productions. You can take a sneak peek at the documentary at the following link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp1JvkD9aaI&feature=youtu.be

Damion Gardner would like to thank the following for making this enormous task possible: Surf N’ Sprint, Frankland Rearends, J. Milano Co., Shaver Engines, Lucas Oil, ARP, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Yak Graphics, Schoenfeld, Waterman, Simpson, Willwood, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Advanced Racing Suspension, Maxwell Industries, Victory Race Cars, Beast Chassis, Maas Powdercoat, Kenny’s Components, Santamauro Racing, Lee Power Steering, Butler Built Seats, Schroeder, Brown & Miller, Champion Spark Plugs, System 1, Barne’s Systems, Eibach, TSR, Indy Race Parts, MPD, Beaver Stripes, K&N, Jessel, Comp Cams, Donovan, Seals It, LoudPedal Productions, KMD Racing.

Watch for more follow ups on this noble effort in 2014. You can also check out what is going on by visiting the Damion Gardner Fan Page on Facebook. The pages of Steve Watt and Loudpedal Productions will also offer their takes on all the high speed happenings.

To hear Damion Gardner’s 2013 interview about driving the “World’s Fastest Sprint Car” with Shawn Wood on the Dirt Track Channel, please click on the following link: http://thedirttrackchannel.com/Webcast/tscsAug1313.mp3

Media, to contact any of the principals in this endeavor, please contact Scott Daloisio at sdaloisiosports@aol.com or call 909 226-7768.

 

 

Dean Jacobs gets Fremont 410 sprint win, Byron Reed wraps up FAST title

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Jerry McClure has never won a sprint car race as a car owner in 18 years. Dean Jacobs fixed that Saturday on Tank’s Meats Night at Fremont Speedway. Jacobs got a break from a late race caution and went on to an emotional win in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints.

“Jerry McClure deserves this. He just told me it’s been 18 years and he’s never won an A-main. The first time I ever drove his car at Lakeville Speedway and my son, Coty won and I ran second and Jerry’s cousin…he was with us with cancer and sat on the trailer a few times…that last time I drove Jerry’s car there he died that night. I’d like to dedicate this race to him…he was a great guy,” said an emotional Jacobs beside his Harbach Electronics/Hochstetler Truck and Auto Repair/Gressman Powersports/Kear’s Speed Shop/Mac & Bob’s Towing backed #9.

And that caution with six laps to go? It was for Chris Andrews who came into the night atop the Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship Series points. Andres suffered front end problems. Byron Reed would finish third and wrap up his second (he was the 2010 FAST champion) FAST title and the $10,000 payday. It was also announced that Kistler Racing Products would be back as the title sponsor of FAST for the seventh straight year.

“This one wasn’t won by me…it was won by my crew. We weren’t very good for the middle part of the season but we never dropped out of a race. We’d have a bad night but we still managed an eighth or ninth out of it. That’s what won it for us. We got good the last month….back to where should be. My thanks to my crew, Kurt, Dick, Kevin, Tom, my kids, my dad and my mom…everyone that had a part in it. I’m not a young guy any more…score one for the old guys with me and Dean on the front stretch,” said Reed beside his Crown Battery backed machine.

The caution was very beneficial for Jacobs as Cap Henry had just passed him down the back stretch to take the lead. But going back to the last fully completed lap, Jacobs was again the leader.

“I’ve had them yellows beat me many a time and that won the race for me. In an open race track I could run the guts out of this thing,” said Jacobs of his sixth career Fremont victory.

In the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints, it looked like Dustin Dinan was headed to the victory. But, the rear-end of his car broke just before he took the white flag, and Nate Dussel drove by for his third win of the season and the 16th of his career at “The Track That Action Built.” The victory also propelled Dussel to his second straight JLH General Contractor FAST Championship and its $2,000 payday. And Jon Horn and his company – JLH General Contractor – has agreed to come back as the title sponsor of the FAST 305 series in 2015.

“When he broke, I ran into the back of him (Dinan) I thought man the eight car (John Ivy) is going to go around us on the outside and that’s how we’re going to lose this. I hate to see that happen to Dustin. I was going to be perfectly happy to run second and win the championship. This makes it super awesome. Last year we kind of took it for granted and this year we started off terrible and we came back and earned it. So happy for my guys,” said Dussel beside his Berrier Fabrication/Gressman Powersports/Kistler Racing Products/Design Graphics Group/Dussel Welding/Conrad Transportation backed #1.

In what started as an exciting three truck battle – often three wide for the lead – ended as a race of survival in the AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Truck feature. Shawn Valenti would take the win, the 11th of the year at Fremont and the 20th of his career to tie hall of famer Paul Strasser for 28th on the track’s all-time win list.

“We was having a good battle with Cory Ward and Dan Roepke…it was fun. The track was a little bit demanding and I didn’t know if I was going to make it to the checkered. It shut off on that last restart and then took back off,” said Valenti beside his Craig Miller Trucking/Best Performance Motorsports/Day Dream and Memories Crafts and Antiques/Dave Story Equipment Repair/Conrad Transportation/KS Sales and Service backed #7B.

Chad Kemenah and Jacobs would bring field to green for the 30-lap 410 sprint feature with Jacobs grabbing the lead over Cap Henry, Kemenah, Gary Taylor, Rob Chaney, D.J. Foos and Reed. The leaders would catch the back of the pack by lap five with Jacobs holding a slight lead over Henry, Kemenah and Chaney. By lap 10 Jacobs was having some difficulty dealing with traffic and Henry closed. Jacobs was able to pick his way through and continued lead Henry, Kemenah, Reed, Taylor, Chaney and Foos with 10 laps to go in a rapidly moving race.

But, with seven laps to go, Henry closed again on Jacobs and just drove to his outside to take the top spot when the first caution flew for Andrews. On the restart Jody Keegan and Caleb Griffith would tangle. On the ensuing restart, Jacobs again had his hands full from Henry with Reed, Kemenah, Taylor and Chaney in pursuit. Jacobs would hit his marks to perfection the remaining laps to take the win over Henry, Reed, Kemenah and Foos.

In the 25-lap 305 sprint feature Tyler Gunn and Mike Burkin comprised the front row with Gunn gaining the advantage when the green flew with Dinan, Burkin, Dean Jacobs, John Ivy, Dussel and Bobby Clark in pursuit. Jacobs would drive into third on lap two as Gunn tried to hold off Dinan for the lead. Disaster nearly struck for Gunn on lap five when his car got up on the two right side wheels, allowing Dinan to drive into the lead.

The leaders would drive into traffic by lap nine with the running order Dinan, Gunn, Jacobs, Dussel, Ivy, Clark, Paul Weaver and Cody Bova. Jacobs would power into second on lap 11 and closed quickly on Dinan. Dinan and Jacobs were battling for the lead while dealing with lapped cars and contact was made, sending Jacobs on a nasty looking tumble in turn three on lap 12. He would emerge unscathed.

On the restart Dinan pulled away from Dussel, Gunn, Ivy, Clark, Weaver, Alvin Roepke and Jordan Ryan. Gunn was experiencing handling issues which allowed Ivy, Clark and Weaver to get by with 10 laps to go. The final caution flew when one of the infield tires was pushed onto the track with 8 laps to go. When the green flew so did Dinan, pulling away from Dussel, Ivy, Weaver, Ryan, Clark, Gunn and Roepke.

Dinan looked like he was on his way to the win when something broke in the rear of the car with two laps to go, Dussel would make contact with Dinan, but got around to take the lead on the final lap. Dussel took the win over Ivy, Weaver, Ryan and Dinan.

In the 20-lap truck feature, Valenti and Ward would bring the field to green with Ward gaining the advantage over Valenti, Brad Keckler, Ben Good, Kent Brewer, Cory McCaughey and Brandon Leighton. Brewer would spin after a lap was complete. When the green flew the excitement heated up between Ward and Valenti with ninth place starter Dan Roepke Jr. joining the fun on lap three.

A multi-truck crash on lap four slowed the action but when the green reappeared so did the three truck battle for the lead between Ward, Valenti and Roepke. Ward would continue to lead by a bumper lap after lap as they raced three wide. A yellow on lap 8 for Brian Sorg and another on lap 12 for Dustin Keegan and Brad Keckler was the only thing slowing the battle for the lead. On the ensuing restart the battle for the lead erupted into a crash as Ward got sideways in the middle of the three wide battle, getting upside down. He was okay.

When the green flew with seven laps remaining, Valenti now led over Roepke, Jeff Ward, Brewer, Art Ball and Dana Fry. Valenti started to pull away as Roepke stopped on the track with four laps to go as trucks were falling by the wayside. The final caution flew with three laps to go when Ball slowed. Valenti would drive off for the win over Jeff Ward, Brewer, Fry and Gene Potridge.

Prior to the night’s racing, nearly 50 of the track’s former champions were on hand to sign autographs in the Salute to Champions Night.

Fremont Speedway will host the 7th Annual Jim Ford Classic on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12 and 13 featuring the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions. Friday Night is All Pro Cylinder Heads Night with the 305 sprints and dirt trucks in action. There will be a band to entertain following the night’s races. Saturday begins with the Kick-It kick ball tournament to raise funds for childhood cancer research with the games beginning at 10 a.m. in the parking lot across North Street from the track. The 2015 Fremont Speedway Queen’s contest will be held in the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame at 1 p.m. and the auction for the Kick-It Foundation will be held at 2:30 p.m. The UNOH All Stars will battle for 50 laps for $10,000 to win on JLH General Contractor Night Saturday. The 305 sprints and dirt trucks will also be in action and there will be a band to entertain following the races.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

Fremont Speedway - 9/6/2014

Tanks Meats Night

Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints (21 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Fricker’s Restaurant/Callie’s Performance

1. 9X-Rob Chaney, 13.058; 2. 11F-DJ Foos, 13.154; 3. 9-Dean Jacobs, 13.313; 4. 27-Chad Kemenah, 13.328; 5. 53-Cap Henry, 13.386; 6. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.389; 7. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.430; 8. 16-Chris Andrews, 13.433; 9. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 13.458; 10. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.561; 11. 2+-Brian Smith, 13.631; 12. 14H-Todd Heller, 13.633; 13. 45L-Brian Lay, 13.640; 14. 21-Travis Philo, 13.705; 15. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 13.752; 16. 83M-Broc Martin, 13.757; 17. 8M-T.J Michael, 13.758; 18. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 14.010; 19. 60-Jody Keegan, 14.064; 20. 39M-Matt Merrill, 14.473; 21. 11-Shawn Hubler, 17.837

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 45L-Brian Lay[2] ; 2. 83M-Broc Martin[1] ; 3. 5R-Byron Reed[4] ; 4. 27-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 5. 9X-Rob Chaney[6] ; 6. 60-Jody Keegan[7] ; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 2. 11F-DJ Foos[6] ; 3. 53-Cap Henry[5] ; 4. 39M-Matt Merrill[7] ; 5. 8M-T.J Michael[1]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[2] ; 2. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 3. 9-Dean Jacobs[6] ; 4. 1ST-Gary Taylor[5] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1] ; 6. 14H-Todd Heller[3] ; 7. 11-Shawn Hubler[7]

Dash - Borer Glass & Mirror (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 27-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 2. 9-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 3. 53-Cap Henry[5] ; 4. 1ST-Gary Taylor[6] ; 5. 11F-DJ Foos[3] ; 6. 9X-Rob Chaney[4]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 9-Dean Jacobs[2]; 2. 53-Cap Henry[3]; 3. 5R-Byron Reed[7]; 4. 27-Chad Kemenah[1]; 5. 11F-DJ Foos[5]; 6. 9X-Rob Chaney[6]; 7. 45L-Brian Lay[10]; 8. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[15]; 9. 2+-Brian Smith[12]; 10. 83M-Broc Martin[16]; 11. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[9]; 12. 1ST-Gary Taylor[4]; 13. 35-Stuart Brubaker[11]; 14. 14H-Todd Heller[13]; 15. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[18]; 16. 8M-T.J Michael[17]; 17. 60-Jody Keegan[19]; 18. 11-Shawn Hubler[21]; 19. 16-Chris Andrews[8]; 20. 39M-Matt Merrill[20]; 21. 21-Travis Philo[14]

Hard Charger: 24H-Brandon Wimmer[+7]

Fremont Federal Credit Untion 305 Sprints (30 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 5R-Jordan Ryan[3] ; 2. 20B-Cody Bova[2] ; 3. 7A-Alvin Roepke[4] ; 4. 11G-Luke Griffith[6] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 7. 1M-Mike Moore[1] ; 8. 18N-Frank Neill[8]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 6-Dustin Dinan[2] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[5] ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 5. 32-Dan Hennig[3] ; 6. 25-Jason Keckler[6] ; 7. 2F-Matt Foos[7] ; 8. 94K-Kurt Huber[8]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 2. 48-Mike Burkin[2] ; 3. 18-Bobby Clark[7] ; 4. O2-Kevin Lee[5] ; 5. 10-Josh Harrison[4] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron[6]

Heat 4 - The Computer Man (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 39-Dean Jacobs[4] ; 2. 8-John Ivy[2] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[5] ; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[6] ; 5. 29P-Mark Pinski[1] ; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[3] ; 7. 5B-Michael Ebersbach[7]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 3. 32-Dan Hennig[2] ; 4. 25-Jason Keckler[6] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 6. 29P-Mark Pinski[4] ; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron[11] ; 8. 1M-Mike Moore[9] ; 9. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[8] ; 10. 18N-Frank Neill[13] ; 11. 94K-Kurt Huber[14] ; 12. 2F-Matt Foos[10] ; 13. 5B-Michael Ebersbach[12] ; 14. 10-Josh Harrison[3]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 1-Nate Dussel[5]; 2. 8-John Ivy[8]; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[7]; 4. 5R-Jordan Ryan[11]; 5. 6-Dustin Dinan[3]; 6. 7A-Alvin Roepke[9]; 7. 12-Kyle Capodice[12]; 8. 20B-Cody Bova[10]; 9. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1]; 10. 11G-Luke Griffith[13]; 11. 36-Seth Schneider[18]; 12. 3J-Trey Jacobs[16]; 13. 48-Mike Burkin[2]; 14. 32-Dan Hennig[19]; 15. 25-Jason Keckler[20]; 16. O2-Kevin Lee[15]; 17. 18-Bobby Clark[6]; 18. 39-Dean Jacobs[4]; 19. 19R-Steve Rando[14]; 20. 2-Ricky Peterson[17]

Hard Charger: 5R-Jordan Ryan[+7]

AAA Auto Club Dirt Trucks (22 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 33-Jeff Ward[1] ; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 3. 115-Ben Good[2] ; 4. 36M-Cory McCaughey[7] ; 5. 79-Brian Sorg[4] ; 6. 9-Curt Inks[6] ; 7. 99X-Gene Portidge[5] ; 8. 10-Roger Inks[8]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 88-Dan Roepke Jr.[6] ; 2. D1-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 3. 2-Matt Foos[4] ; 4. 22-Brandon Leighton[7] ; 5. 13-Len Benyak[3] ; 6. 37-Eric Devanna[1]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 18W-Cory Ward[4] ; 2. O1-Art Ball[1] ; 3. 8KB-Kent Brewer[6] ; 4. 3X-Brad Keckler[3] ; 5. 4S-Keith Sorg[2] ; 6. 7-Dana Frey[5] ; 7. 25-Randy Ryan[7]

A-Main - (20 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[1]; 2. 33-Jeff Ward[11]; 3. 8KB-Kent Brewer[8]; 4. 7-Dana Frey[16]; 5. 99X-Gene Portidge[17]; 6. 9-Curt Inks[14]; 7. 13-Len Benyak[12]; 8. O1-Art Ball[10]; 9. 88-Dan Roepke Jr.[9]; 10. 18W-Cory Ward[2]; 11. 36M-Cory McCaughey[5]; 12. 4S-Keith Sorg[15]; 13. 3X-Brad Keckler[4]; 14. D1-Dustin Keegan[7]; 15. 79-Brian Sorg[13]; 16. 115-Ben Good[3]; 17. 22-Brandon Leighton[6]; 18. 25-Randy Ryan[18]

Hard Charger: 7-Dana Frey[+12]

©2014 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

Race Cancellation Fixes Point Championships at Mercer Raceway Park

Williams, Holden, Morris, Moore, Englert and McConnell are Kings

Mercer, PA (September 6, 3024): Due to wet grounds and rain in the forecast, the racing at Mercer Raceway Park was canceled. Because there will be no make-up date for this event, the 2014 track champions have been determined. Racing will resume on September 26-27 with the fifteenth annual Little Guy Nationals. Registrations are available from the track office, 724-662-1310, as well as the track website, www.mercerracewaypark.com. Get them in now to take advantage of the early bird discount.

Taking the honors in the 410 Sprint Car class was Eric "Turkey" Williams, of Greenville. It was his second crown offered by Luxaire Heating & Cooling and McCrudden Heating & Supply. Finishing second was the Kittanning Comet, Rod George. Adam Kekich edged out Brandon Matus for third. Defending champ Jack Sodeman, Jr. held on for fifth despite missing several shows due to an injury. Completing the top ten were Scott Priester, Dan Kiriger, rookie A.J. Flick, Brent Matus, and Francis Sesco.

Jimmy Holden, of Tiona, was back on top of the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. Finishing a very close second was Kyle Fink, who led the points for most of the season only to fall short by four markers. Frank Guidace grabbed third, with Eric Gabany in fourth, and J.R. McGinley fifth. Shawn Fleeger was sixth, ahead of Lonny Riggs, who upset the BRP Modified Tour in a non-point contest. Makayla Guidace, Shayne Izzo, and rookie Brian Schaffer completed the top ten.

Jimmy Morris, from Fowler, OH, can now breathe a sigh of relief, for he earned his first track championship in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. Andy Feil placed second. Cody Bova, C.J. Jones, and big car rookie George Hobaugh rounded out the top five. Mike Marano, II recovered from some early season burns to get sixth. Evan Kornbaugh, Eric L. Williams, Devin Litwiler, and Alex Paden were next. Divisional rookies Kornbaugh and Paden assure the continued growth and vitality of this class.

What more can be said of New Castle's Trusty Rusty Moore? He now owns four, count 'em, four consecutive titles in the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars. Pat Fielding, Leigh Wheeler, Curtis J. Bish, and Ryan Moyer each had some success over the course of the season, but none of them had the consistency to challenge Moore for the crown. WIlliam Hurrelbrink, Curt Bish, Gary Miller, Jr., Bob Schwartzmiller, and Garrett Calvert will also get invites to the track banquet. George Englert developed the "flap dance," as a salute to the fans whenever he won a race on the Rock Concrete Modified Lites. Well, the roof flap must be bouncing sky high now, for he earned the track championship. Jacob Bova, Chris Logan, Mike Flockerzi, and Josh Deems trailed him. Mark Marcucci and Shane Webb were sixth and seventh. Defending champion Shane Pfeuffer was eighth, despite sitting out several shows at the end of the season due to a blown motor. Cory Webb and Dan Cain were ninth and tenth.

Mike McConnell finished what he started. He won the first points race for the Mini Stocks and he ended the season on the top of the points list as well. Tyler Fulton won several events in the class backed Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles, including the popular Snow Flake 25 in early January. Trooper TIm Callahan was third, with Caleb Hickok and Shan Shook completing the top five. Steve Longwell. Sr., Tricia Riffe, Rudy Troples, Roger Wigton, and Ed Haylett finished in the top ten.

Coming up next week will be a pair of unique motorsports events. September 13 will be the USA East Regional Final Fall Nationals Truck and Tractor Pull. The next day, Mercer Raceway Park will offer Car Cruises for Causes.

Remember, too, that you can get alerts regarding any postponement of racing action at Mercer Raceway Park through Rainedout.com. You can sign up for this free service by clicking on the icon at the track's website and following the simple steps.

About Mercer Raceway Park: Mercer Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstate 79 and 80 just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Mercer, Pa. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late March through late September. For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com, www.twitter.com/mercerraceway, or www.facebook.com/mercerracewaypark.

 

 

CHALLENGES FOR THE MOTTER TEAM AND SALDANA IN FRIDAY’S GOLD CUP

CHICO, Calif. (Sept. 5, 2014) – A year ago at Silver Dollar Raceway, Joey Saldana drove to victory on Friday of World of Outlaws Gold Cup competition. Saldana and the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team were hoping to replicate that success in Gold Cup competition this weekend but tonight was filled with challenges.

It was an unusual night for qualifying at Silver Dollar. The track got faster as time trials progressed. Saldana, the track record holder, who was seventh out on the track out of 41 entries, was 32nd in the final qualifying order with a 12.483-second lap.

Saldana was eighth on the starting grid for the final heat race. At the end of the 10-lap event, on a track that was hard to make a pass, Saldana was seventh. Because he didn’t make one of the top five transfer positions, he had to work his way up through the C Main.

Polesitter Saldana and Jason Sides constituted the front row of the C Main. When the green flew, Sides jumped to the lead with Saldana second and DJ Netto third. The yellow flew with one lap complete. On the restart, Saldana took the lead with Netto following, both getting past Sides. The top three maintained their positions for the remainder of the race and at the checkered it was Saldana and Netto finishing one-two, both transferring to the rear of the Last Chance Showdown (LCS).

The LCS was full of marquee drivers including Donny Schatz, Kraig Kinser, Rico Abreu and others. Saldana had his work cut out for him. He would take the green from the 13th position and only four would transfer to the feature. Saldana began to pick off the competition when the field went green and by the time the red flag flew with four laps complete, he had advanced to ninth position. When the green flew on the restart, Saldana continued to fight his way forward, ultimately finishing fifth, battling hard with the fourth place finisher.

The Motter team used a provisional to gain the 25th starting position in the feature.

Daryn Pittman took the initial lead when the field went green, with Carson Macedo following. On the restart following a caution on lap seven, Macedo assumed the lead.

With nine laps to go, contact between Brad Sweet and Paul McMahan brought out the red. Saldana used that time to go to the work area. On the restart Macedo maintained

the lead with Pittman following. The two drivers crossed the finish line in that order with Bobby McMahan third.

Saldana finished 17th.

Gold Cup competition will conclude tomorrow night at Silver Dollar Raceway.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: SEVERE WEATHER CANCELS SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (September 5, 2014) – 121 drivers signed in to race on Season Championship Night presented by Renway Energy at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, but severe weather caused the remainder of the racing program to be cancelled after the Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stock and HRW Automotive Mini Stock divisions completed their qualifying heat races.

The event is considered official according to the Ohsweken Speedway rain out policy, as at least 7 races were completed.

September 5 Pit pass wristband holders can redeem those passes for a $10 discount on Test & Tune night coming up on Thursday, September 11, or a $5 discount on the Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 12.

Grandstand ticket stub holders can redeem their stubs for a $5 discount on the Night Before the Nationals.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA RENWAY ENERGY SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT TOTAL ENTRIES - 121

----------------------------------------------------------- CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (22 entries) - No racing completed

Glenn Styres is officially the 2014 Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car division champion.

----------------------------------------------------------- STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (14 entries) - No racing completed

Ryan Hunsinger is officially the 2014 Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Car division champion.

----------------------------------------------------------- AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS (31entries)

Dave Silverthorn, Jr. is officially the 2014 Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stock division champion.

A-FEATURE - Cancelled

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps): Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 38c John Cote (Hamilton), 2. 5 Ryan Hess (Ohsweken), 3. 66 Brady Longboat (Ohsweken), 4. 40 Derek Liverance (Brantford), 5. 84rk Ryan Beagle (Vittoria), 6. 97 Max Chechalk (Dunnville), 7. 93 Melissa Miller (Ohsweken), 8. 13 Kacey Huffman (Brantford). Time - 3:01.968

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps): Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. b23 Dave Bitner, Jr. (Hannon), 2. 8 Dale Gyokery (Jarvis), 3. 24 Blake Bomberry, Jr. (Hagersville), 4. 119 Shaun Quinn (Caledonia), 5. 00 James Thompson (St. Catharines), 6. 7x Chase Hess (Ohsweken), 7. 11r Bryce Richardson (Port Colborne), 8. 911 Jamie Hycza (Brantford). Time - 2:54.689

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps): Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 28 Jim Lampman (Caistor Centre), 2. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas), 3. 55 Dereck Memyre (Hamilton), 4. 23 Trevor DeBoer (Hagersville), 5. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford), 6. 83 Robbie General (Hagersville), 7. 13x Craig White (Ohsweken), 8. 48 Mike Graham (Caledonia). Time - 2:51.254

HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps): Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 85b Ryan Dinning (Hagersville), 2. 2 Lee Winger (Mount Hope), 3. 49 Dave Bailey (Hagersville), 4. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge), 5. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (London), 6. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken), DNS. 52 Tony Fraser (Guelph). Time - 2:45.469

B-FEATURE - Cancelled

----------------------------------------------------------- HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (36 entries)

Tyler Lafantaisie is officially the 2014 HRW Automotive Mini Stock division champion.

A-FEATURE - Cancelled

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps): Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 98 Mike Sarantakos (Smithville), 2. 53r Sarah Rutherford (Dundas), 3. 84 Jade Pelletire (Wellandport), 4. 69 Rob Twitchett (Dundas), 5. 79 Steve Miller (Paris), 6. 12 Chantelle Hyatt (Hamilton), 7. 76 Jamie Goudge (London), 8. 43 Kyle Nuell (Mount Hope), DNF. 90 Chad Smelser (Dunnville)

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps): Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 43x Brian Watson (Lynden), 2. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (Dundas), 3. 96 Brian Crosgrove (Hamilton), 4. 69e Dan Erskine (Caistor Centre), 5. 2 Matt Nuell (Hamilton), 6. 9 Tim DeBoer (Caledonia), 7. 22 Brittani Myers (Hamilton), 8. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia), 9. 17 Mike Taylor (Hamilton)

HEAT RACE #3 (6 laps): Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 29 Lucas Lubin (Hamilton), 2. 93 Chris Ryckman (Brantford), 3. 55 Rob Slater (Dundas), 4. 7 Jason Lungaro (Hamilton), 5. 99 Robin Elliott (Woodstock), 6. 1 Kathi Dickie (Brantford), 7. 37 Rob Hoskins (Harley), 8. 16 Jeremy May (Binbrook), 9. 81 Alex Schuts (Oakland)

HEAT RACE #4 (6 laps): Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 21x Mark Bazuin (Caledonia), 2. 66x Jon Janssens (Woodstock), 3. 66 Brandon Janssens (Woodstock), 4. 64 Doug Erskine (Hamilton), 5. 96t Tyler Lafantaisie (Welland), 6. 8 Barry Westman (Aylmer), 7. 811 Lonnie Duwyn (Delhi), 8. 14 Trevor Young (Hamilton), DNS. 52 Kevin Ross (Caledonia)

B-FEATURE - Cancelled

----------------------------------------------------------- GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS (18 entries) - No racing completed.

Dusty DeBoer is officially the 2014 Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bomber division champion.

----------------------------------------------------------- UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY: Burger Barn presents the Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 12, featuring the Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, and Twin 15's for 360 Sprint Cars and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, while Arrow Express presents the 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 13 featuring 360 Sprint Cars and Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

TICKETS PLEASE! Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13. Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com

ABOUT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY, follow us on Twitter @OhswekenSpdway, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following sponsors for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

Peterson Picks Off Gold Cup Opener

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Chico, CA)- Matt Peterson made a late race pass on Wednesday night to score his first career sprint car win, as the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster kicked off the 2014 Gold Cup Race of Champions in exciting fashion.

With 39 fire-breathing 360’s checked into the pit area for the Wednesday night show, it was Steven Tiner and Andy Forsberg leading the field to green.

With Forsberg getting out to the early lead, Tiner stayed in the hunt as the rest of the field fought hard for position behind the lead duo, on what was an extremely slicked off surface.

The race’s first stoppage came on the sixth lap, and laps seven and nine also saw stoppages, and during the string of restarts, Mason Moore was able to take advantage as he climbed from sixth to second when the action resumed, and began pressuring Forsberg for the top spot.

Taking a shot at Forsberg on the 10th lap, Moore’s hometown crowd rose to their feet, and on the 11th lap he was able to make a pass stick, much to their delight, as he began motoring away from the field, as he set a torrid pace.

As Moore stretched out his lead, Matt Peterson and Rico Abreu began working their way through the field, as the laps clicked down. Peterson was able to work his way past Bud Kaeding around the halfway point, before getting by Forsberg on the 22nd lap to take over the second position.

With the caution waiving on the 23rd lap, the field was bunched back up with Moore out front. When the green light’s flickered, Moore got off to a good start as he worked in the rubber, but Peterson had found something a lane above the rubber that was working, as he had a head of steam down the backstretch, and stayed glued to Moore.

On lap 25, disaster nearly struck for the lead duo, as Peterson tried to get under Moore in turns three and four, but contact ensued getting both cars out of shape, however they were able to quickly straighten out and drive away, and behind them cars took evasive action to avoid them, and shuffled the field a bit.

Back up front, Moore would lead the 26th lap, but on the 27th lap, Peterson would make a daring move in turns three and four, as he was able to drive around Moore, and take the lead as the field completed the 28th lap.

Over the final two laps, Peterson was flawless, as he went on to pick up his first ever win aboard a winged sprint car, and was very animated in victory lane.

“This is just such an awesome feeling, and I can’t thank my family, crew, and sponsors enough for continuing to give me a great car,” a jubilant Peterson said in victory lane. “I always said that I would win my first Civil War race in Chico, and I did it!”

After leading 16 laps, Mason Moore would cross the stripe in the second spot, and was dejected in his post race comments.

“I found the rubber, and honestly didn’t think that anyone would drive around us,” Moore said. “We had a great car, one that was good enough to win, but unfortunately the driver just wasn’t aggressive enough. Congrats to Matt Peterson and his entire team.”

After leading the first 11 markers, Andy Forsberg would slip back to fifth spot during the late laps, but would rebound to round out the podium.

“I am an old timer and a throttle masher, so these slick tracks always seem to give me trouble,” Forsberg said. “Those kids (Peterson and Moore), were too good for me tonight. Huge thanks to my guys for working their butt’s off.”

Chasing the top three across the line was Rico Abreu in fourth, Bud Kaeding in fifth, Kyle Hirst in sixth, Shane Golobic in seventh, Greg DeCaires in eighth, Sean Becker in ninth, and Steven Tiner rounding out the Top-10.

Early in the night, Rico Abreu kicked the night off by setting the standard in time trials, with an 11.881 second lap.

In four Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster heat races, wins went to Steven Tiner, Matt Peterson, Bud Kaeding, and Justin Sanders with Steven Tiner winning the dash, and earning the right to start on the pole.

In C Main action, Clayton Snow and Justyn Cox took advantage of their front row starting positions, and they walked away from the field, to finish first and second, and transfer to the night’s B Main event.

In B Main action Willie Croft was dominant as he rode the rim to victory, but behind him the action for the other five transfer positions was hard fought with Sean Becker, John Michael-Bunch, Colby Copeland, Andy Gregg, and Carl Drovild moving on.

The Civil War Sprint Car Series would like to thank Flowmaster, BR Motorsports, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Brodix, ButlerBuilt, CRV Carbon Solutions, Design 500, Dirt Solution, Taco Bravo, Hansen Machine, Frankland Racing Supply, Fuel Safe, Hoosier, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Kaeding Performance, King Racing Products, KSE Power Steering Products, Pit Stop USA, MPD, All Pro, RCM Design, Rod End Supply, Racing Optics, SRP, VSR, and Weld Racing for their support.

ON TAP: The action packed Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster will be back in action for stop No. 10 of the season on Saturday, September 20th,

WINNERS: Winners in the 2014 California Sprint Car Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster… Andy Gregg- 1 (Marysville Raceway Park on March 15th), DJ Netto-1 (Marysville Raceway Park on May 24th), Shane Golobic-1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on May 25th), Andy Forsberg- 1 (Placerville Speedway on May 31st), Mason Moore (Petaluma Speedway on July 5th), Brad Furr (Ocean Speedway on July 11th), Greg DeCaires (Placerville Speedway on August 9th), Rico Abreu (Ocean Speedway on August 23rd), Matt Peterson (Silver Dollar Speedway on September 3rd)

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster, and find complete results and point standings by clicking over to www.racepmg.com, ‘Liking’ www.facebook.com/civilwarsprints, or following us on twitter at www.twitter.com/civilwarsprints.

CIVIL WAR SERIES PRESENTED BY FLOWMASTER- Founded in 1991 as the North-South Series, the Civil War Sprint Car Series was born in 1993 giving 360 Sprint Cars in California a sanctioning body. What started as just a handful of races at three different tracks has evolved into quite the series. In 2014, the Civil War Sprint Car Series will host 14 events at 8 different tracks around California.

 

 

Justin Miller

[PLYMOUTH, WIS]-September 5, 2014- The Veritas Financial, Arbor Green Contractors, In Motion Dance Studio, Meyer Motors, BMG Designs, Glacier Transit and Storage, Dooley and Associates, Twisted Cuisine, Larry Nelson, Fiedler Excavating, Meyer Farms, Anytime Fitness of Plymouth, Terry’s Tree Service and R&H Enterprises, TearOff Apparel, Triple X racing Chassis powered by Revolution Engine Development 360, Afco Shocks, Velocity Wings, and American Racer Tires #15M maintains consistency late in the season.

Miller is in the hunt for a Midwest Sprint Car Association (MSA) Championship & has 8 top 5's 17 top 10's. He is currently only 19 points out from first place. After this past weekend of racing Miller stated, "One of the goals this season was to finish each race we have started. Although a few times it did not go that way; overall I am pleased with our consistent efforts. Every solid finish helps us in our point contention."

Our 2014 Apparel is in! New this year we accept credit/debit cards. Shirts are $20 Sweatshirts $30 and Youth sizes are available: $15 shirt $25 sweatshirt.

Miller will be back in action this Saturday night at the Plymouth Dirt Track. We hope to see you there! Follow Justin on Facebook at Miller Family Motorsports (Justin Miller) or on Twitter: @JustinMiller15m or @CamishaDirtDiva

 

 

GREAT SPONSORSHIP HELPS FILL LATEST EDITION OF MOTORSPORTS SPONSORSHIP MARKETING NEWS

LANGHORNE, PA August, 2014 . . . The latest issue of Ernie Saxton’s Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News is jam packed with sponsorship helps that will be a great help to those seeking sponsorship for 2015 and beyond.

The newsletter, published for the last 30 years by Ernie Saxton Communications, Inc., is available every other month and is filled with articles that offer advice on sponsorship written by experts. In addition the newsletter provides helps, tips and often times leads that can be very rewarding as readers continue their sponsorship efforts.

The most recent issue of MSMN offers some mid-season sponsorship housekeeping tips by Michael K. Spotts, Esq. This is the second part of a two part article with some outstanding advice. Marcie Barlow pens an article that tells readers how important a smile and a good mood is to marketing.

J.A. Ackley has given us permission to run his great “What Sponsors Want” article which originally appeared in Speedway Illustrated magazine. This article shares ideas on what big-name sponsors look for in short-racing sponsorships. The article titled “Probortunities” will catch reader interest as will Scott Pacich’s “Be Careful With Youth.”

There are also a number of sponsorship deals announced.

There is help for the weekly short track racer, the drag racer, and others involved in motorsports including those in the more professional ranks of motorsports.

One year subscriptions to Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News are available at $39.95 or $69.95 for two years. MasterCard and Visa are accepted. Telephone 215.752.7797 for a subscription or mail your check payable to ESC, Inc. 1448 Hollywood Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047. Each subscription will include a copy of Saxton’s Hodgepodge of Sponsorship Helps and Tips worth the price of a subscription on its own.

In addition to publishing the informative newsletter Ernie Saxton pens articles on sponsorship that appear in a variety of publications including National Dragster, Late Model Racer and others. He has more than 40-years of experience in motorsports marketing.

ESC, Inc. is available to provide sponsorship marketing consulting services, public relations and sponsorship representation. Offices are located in Langhorne, PA and Ormond Beach, Florida. Saxton’s website, www.saxtonsponsormarket.com is being updated but does offer a variety of sponsorship tools to help racers reach success in their quest for a marketing partner.

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Oswego Speedway Track Championships Settled During Race of Champions Weekend September 13-14

OSWEGO, NY (September 5, 2014) – Oswego Speedway’s year-long Road to the Championship in the Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super divisions will come down to SUNOCO Race of Champions Weekend at the ‘Steel Palace’ September 13-14.

The Race of Champions is the second oldest consecutively run auto racing event in the United States, second only to the Indianapolis 500. This year the RoC will not only be highlighted by the Sunoco Modified 200, but Oswego Speedway’s staple divisions will crown their champions across two days.

The weekend kicks off for Oswego’s regulars on Saturday, September 13 as the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers join the NEMA Midgets, NEMA Lites, and the RoC Sportsman.

Oswego’s SBS series will contend in a 50-lap, $1,000 to win main event, that will settle all point battles for the entire season.

Driving the Crow Motorsports No. 18, Andrew Schartner has held the SBS point lead all season long, and with a 95 point lead heading into September 13, Schartner will lock up the title by walking through the main gate.

The true battle is shaping up behind Schartner for positions two through five in the championship.

Jack Patrick, Anthony Losurdo, Kreig Heroth, and JJ Andrews are all separated by just 19 points with Patrick, Losurdo, and Heroth all within just one championship point of being in a top three championship position.

While second through fifth is in a tight bunch Barry Kingsley, Jason Simmons, Mike Bruce, Danny Abt, and Josh Kerr are not far behind either in positions six through ten. From Kingsley to Kerr there is just a 30 point separation, meaning that the point battles are wide open through the field.

Dalton Doyle and Camden Proud currently sit outside of the top ten in the series championship, with a mathematical shot of sliding into the top ten with an invite to walk the stage at the championship banquet in November.

Proud, the 15-year old rookie from Oswego, will also lock up the Butler Disposal Rookie of the Year title over Jesse Bearup when he fires his engine on September 13.

Unlike the SBS division, the title of track champion in the headline Novelis Supermodified division is wide open with Otto Sitterly, Dave Gruel, Pat Lavery, and Randy Rtiskes all having a mathematical shot at the championship.

The title will be decided on Sunday, September 14 with a 75 lap, $3,000 to win main event running off before the Sunoco Modified 200.

Six-time Speedway track champion Sitterly currently holds a 13 point edge on Gruel for the championship. With one points paying main event win this season coming on May 24 in the Jim Shampine Memorial, Sitterly is coming off his fourth win in the prestigious Budweiser International Classic 200, looking to cap a dream season with a record tying seventh Supermodified championship.

Should Sitterly come through with the title he will tie Bentley Warren and Jim Shampine on the all-time Supermodified champions list.

Gruel, who held the championship lead briefly in the mid-season, had a rough outing in the Classic, but is looking to rebound at RoC. Without a main event win this season, a total of ten top ten finishes and five top five runs has been enough consistency to keep Gruel in the race for the title with Sitterly right down to the bitter end.

Lavery and Ritskes complete the top four positions in the championship, each trailing Sitterly by over 45 points. While mathematically they each have a chance at the title, both would need significant assistance to pull it off.

Two-time Speedway champion Joe Gosek rounds out the top five with David Danzer, Michael Barnes, Joey Payne, Tim Devendorf, and Michael Muldoon in the top ten spots.

Kody Graham is currently just outside the top ten; 20 points from a banquet position come November.

SUNOCO Race of Champions Weekend opens its racing program Saturday, September 13 with grandstand gates opening at 3:30 p.m. The racing action will start that Saturday at 5 p.m.

Sunday the action continues with grandstand gates opening at 10:15 a.m. and qualifying to hit the Speedway at Noon.

The Sunoco Modified 200 is scheduled to take the green flag at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, September 14. The 75 lap Novelis Supermodified main will hit the Speedway prior to the 200 lap Modified nightcap.

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

For more information on Race of Champions Weekend visit online at www.raceofchampions.net.

 

 

TEAM TURNER RACING PR: SEASONS WINDING DOWN

September 4, 2014 - Caistor Centre, Ontario - Jamie Turner, sons Cory and Ryan, and teammate Havard Daniels spent Labour Day weekend racing at 3 different Ontario tracks. Now they're looking ahead to the regular season finale at Ohsweken Speedway, and the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29 - OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY The weekend began on Friday night at Ohsweken Speedway, where Jamie, Cory, and Havard competed in their 360 Sprint Cars. Cory finished 2nd in his heat race and got a spot in the redraw for feature starting positions, while Jamie and Havard finished 5th in their heat races. Cory drew the 8th starting spot for the feature, while Jamie started 12th, and Havard started 14th. Jamie moved up to finish 10th in the feature, while Havard finished 8th.

"In the feature I really missed the setup and brought the car home in 14th," Cory said.

Jamie is 8th in the Ohsweken championship standings heading into the Season Championship race on Friday, while Cory is 10th and leads the Rookie of the Year standings.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30 - MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY Ryan raced in the final points race of the Merrittville season with his DIRTcar Sportsman Modified on Saturday night. He fell back in his heat race and started 19th in the feature as a result.

”In the feature he had a solid run as he started 19th and finished 10th,” said Cory. “His car was quick on the bottom and the top, and he did a great job to miss multiple wrecks throughout the feature.”

Ryan is 10th in the final Merrittville championship standings.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30 - BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY Jamie, Cory, and Havard travelled to Brighton Speedway for the first of 2 Labour Day Classic events for the Southern Ontario Sprints tour. Cory and Jamie both finished 3rd in their heat races and earned spots in the redraw for feature starting positions, while Havard finished 5th in his heat race. Jamie started 6th in the feature, while Cory started 7th, and Havard started 14th and finished 17th.

”I had a strong race going until I got off the cushion and lost a few spots,” said Cory. “I was able to finish in the 10th position.(Jamie) had a decent run going, but got a little bottled up in lap traffic and finished 8th.”

SUNDAY, AUGUST 31 - HUMBERSTONE SPEEDWAY Humberstone’s races were cancelled after the untimely passing of track owner Pete Cosco last week. The track will be back in action soon, just as Pete would want it to be, and Ryan is currently 7th in the Humberstone championship standings.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 31 - BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY Jamie, Cory, and Havard were back at Brighton on Sunday for the 2nd half of the Southern Ontario Sprints Labour Day Classic weekend. All 3 drivers ended up in the same heat race, with Cory winning, Jamie finishing 3rd, and Havard finishing 5th. Cory and Jamie qualified for the redraw for feature starting spots as a result,

I started on the pole of my heat race and was able to get the win. I pulled the 6 pill for the feature...My Dad started 3rd and finished 3rd in the heat which also locked him into the redraw.

"For the first couple of laps of the race my car was extremely good in the middle to the top of the track and I looked to go to the 2nd spot until an early caution broke my momentum," Cory said. "I never really made any time later in that groove, but the highlight was definitely passing my Dad in the final corner to beat him by a wheel for the 7th spot. He started outside the front row and ran in the top 5 all night until a lap 23 caution bunched the field up. He lost spots to a few cars, including me, and was able to finish in 8th.”

Havard was credited with 17th again.

WHAT'S NEXT? Cory and Jamie will be back at Ohsweken for the Season Championship event with their 360 Sprint Cars, while Ryan has the weekend off.

IN THE MEDIA Steve Post of Motor Racing Network’s “Winged Nation” visited Brighton Speedway on Saturday night, and had a great visit with Team Turner Racing. Listen to the September 2 episode to hear about his trip. Link: http://www.mrn.com/Media-Center/MRN-Show-Archives/Winged-Nation.aspx

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STEVE KINSER & DONNY SCHATZ Tony Stewart Racing Teammates Chasing Gold in California

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 4, 2014) – Tony Stewart Racing’s Steve Kinser made a career of winning Sprint car racing’s most prestigious events, and his TSR teammate Donny Schatz is racking an impressive win list of his own. The one marquee event on the World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series schedule that has eluded both since 2005 is the crown jewel of the West – the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California. Kinser leads all drivers with 12 Gold Cup titles and Schatz is looking to win his second Gold Cup when the Outlaws return to Northern California for the 61st running of the event Friday and Saturday.

Kinser, driver of the TSR No. 11 Bad Boy Buggies/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Performance Maxim, is in his final full campaign on the road with “The Greatest Show on Dirt” in a season being recognized as the World of Outlaws “Salute to the King Tour.” The Bloomington, Indiana, native won the Gold Cup at Chico the first two times he raced on the quarter-mile dirt oval in 1978 and 1979, and he has been a force at the event the last three decades. In 1983 and 1984, he won back-to-back Gold Cups again and, between 1986 and 1988, he scored three more. He won the race again in 1990 and 1992 and, a decade later, won consecutive Gold Cups in 2002 and 2003. His most recent Gold Cup win came in 2005, the season he won his 20th WoO crown. Kinser raced from 18th to second in the 2011 Gold Cup finale and from 23rd to 10th last season. He has amassed 24 victories at the track.

While Kinser is the all-time winningest driver in Gold Cup history, Schatz comes into the event hungry to end a Gold Cup finale winless streak that’s reached 10 seasons. The pilot of the TSR No. 15 STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J has won three races in Chico since dominating the 2004 Gold Cup, where he led all 30 laps of his preliminary feature and all 40 of the finale. In 2010, he won the Friday-night feature and, in March 2011, he won the Mini Gold Cup. In 2012, he won the opening-night feature, finished fourth Friday and second in the 40-lap finale. Last year, Schatz was forced to use a provisional starting positing and charged from 25th to 11th.

Following the Gold Cup in Chico, the TSR teams will travel to the Bay Area for the final appearance in California for 2014 at Antioch Speedway. Kinser won the Outlaws’ debut at the 3/8-mile clay oval in 2011 and has posted top-10 finishes in each of the three fall stops at Antioch. Schatz finished 13th in 2011, came home second in 2012 and finished 11th last September.

Schatz leads the series to California for the final West Coast appearance of 2014 on a tear. The five-time WoO STP Sprint Car Series champion has finished fourth or better in 19 consecutive races. He recently had a six-race winning streak that included sweeps of races at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta and Skagit Speedway in Alger, Washington. The consistency has enabled the STP team to create a sizeable advantage in the standings as Schatz chases a sixth WoO title. His win Monday at Grays Harbor Raceway Park in Elma, Washington was his 20th of the season, and he became the first driver since Kinser in 2004 and 2005 to win 20 races in consecutive seasons.

Kinser won his 577th career A-Feature in this year’s season-opening event at Volusia Speedway Park and continues to chase win number 578. “The King of the Outlaws” is coming off a podium finish Monday in Elma and a top-10 finish Wednesday in Medford, Oregon after qualifying second.

Following Wednesday’s WoO race at Southern Oregon Speedway in Medford, the Outlaws have contested 74 of the 92 scheduled race nights of the 2014 WoO STP campaign. Schatz leads the series championship with 9,954 points and has a 210-point lead over Daryn Pittman. Schatz leads the series with 20 victories, 51 top-five finishes and 64 top-10s. Kinser ranks eighth and has posted nine top-fives and 35 top-10s.

For both races at Silver Dollar Speedway, the pit gates will open at 2 p.m. PDT with the grandstands opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. For more details and ticket information, call Silver Dollar Speedway at (916) 969-7484 or visit www.silverdollarspeedway.com.

On Sunday at Antioch Speedway, the pit gates will open at 1 p.m. PDT with the grandstands opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. For more details and ticket information, call the track at (925) 779-9220 or visit www.antiochspeedway.com.

Race fans unable to attend this weekend’s events can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Fans can listen live as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO STP Sprint Car Series events on the DIRTVision.com cybercast, as well as on the DIRT Radio Network. Go to www.DIRTVision.com for more information on all the site features, including live results from the track.

Steve Kinser, Driver of the No. 11 TSR/Bad Boy Buggies/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Performance Maxim:

When you think of the Gold Cup, what comes to your mind?

“You always think of the wins. It started early in my career and going to California for the Gold Cup was always a big deal. It was one of the races you wanted to win. All the best guys from the West would be there and it was like Knoxville, where you had to be on your game every time you hit the track. The challenge was different because it’s a short track and you have to be able move around quite a bit. The people would come from everywhere to be part of the Gold Cup. We’ve met so many people who have become friends. You get to see most of them at the Gold Cup. The race itself is pretty exciting once you get to Saturday night. In 40 laps, anything can happen. I’d like to start a little closer to the front this year. Seems like we’ve been way back the last few years but, knowing this is my last full season, I’d sure like to leave Chico with the trophy.”

This stretch after Knoxville through California can be grueling. Does the experience you and your Bad Boy Buggies team have help when you are racing so frequently?

“The biggest thing that helps is if you are running well. When you are having success on the track, you can’t wait to get to the next one. Everybody leaves Knoxville with a little bit of weight off his shoulders and you can look forward to seeing the country and racing regularly. With all the years we’ve been doing this, it just seems natural. We’ve been able to qualify a little better recently and actually started up front a couple of nights. We were up there at Elma and (at Southern Oregon Speedway) we qualified second and pretty much stayed up right around the top-five most of the night. We’re hoping to be able to maintain what we’ve been doing here lately and try to get a little better at the end of the night.”

 

 

Wins Continue To Click Off With BR Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: BR Motorsports would like to congratulate the host of drivers that picked up wins over the last week utilizing products from BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, and BR Igntioneering.

Rico Abreu continues to wow specators, as he picked up his 19th win of the season on Sunday night in Calistoga, CA. What made this win special, was Abreu was in action aboard his familiar Abreu Vineyards entry, but on this night, Abreu ditched the wings, and used his BR Ignition to capture the Vermeil Classic, in what was his first weekend of non wing racing.

At the Placerville Speedway, Greg DeCaires used his BR Ignition to capture another big money win. Aboard Dale Miller’s King Racing Products factory machine, DeCaires fended off a mid race challenge from Andy Gregg, to find himself again in victory lane.

With the World of Outlaws hitting the northwest, tracks kicked off their Outlaw shows with a 360 event the night before, and during both event’s drivers using BR Motorspots product picked up the win. At the Skagit Speedway it was Trey Starks finding himself in victory lane as he utilized various King Racing Products, as well as a BR Ignition, while in Elma, Roger Crocket took advantage of his BR Ignition to score the win.

During the season finale at the Kokomo Speedway, Justin Grant had his elbows up as he defeated a very tough field of cars utilizing various King Racing Products, and his BR Ignition.

At the Port Royal Speedway, Justin Barger was the class of the field, as he parked his King Racing Products factory machine in victory lane, also having a BR Igntion under the hood.

Kicking off the 61st Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions, Matt Peterson shined in the Civil War Series race. Grabbing the lead late in the feature event, Peterson used various components from BR Motorsports to score his first career winged sprint car win.

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The Tony Bettenhausen 100 Takes to the Track Again this Weekend

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—September 4, 2014— Tracy Hines was in a great position to claim his first Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series win of the season in the Tony Bettenhausen 100 on August 16 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. The veteran driver had earned the pole position for the 100-lap race and was about to bring the field to the green flag when the skies opened and rain forced the postponement of the event to this week. Hines will return to the one-mile oval in search of a win as he continues his quest for a second Silver Crown title.

The rescheduled Tony Bettenhausen 100 is set for Sunday, September 7 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Practice will open the day for Hines, who drives the Hughs Brothers/Midwest Sheet Metal Beast, followed by time trials, which will set the field for the 100-lap event on the historic one-mile dirt oval.

“We’re glad they were able to reschedule the race at Springfield,” said Hines. “With the Silver Crown schedule being a smaller number of races, you never want to lose any, especially when you are battling for a championship. We were obviously fast at Springfield a few weeks ago, so hopefully what worked that day will work again this weekend.”

The native of New Castle, Indiana, was victorious with the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series in the Tony Bettenhausen in 2006, also claiming the pole position that year. In his career at the one-mile dirt oval with the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series, Hines has 10 top-10 finishes, with six of those being top-fives. He also has set fast time twice at the track.

Hines made his most recent start with the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series last weekend, finishing fourth in the Ted Horn 100 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds in Illinois. Hines was 10th in qualifying at the one-mile dirt oval and ran in the top-five for a large portion of the race. He was second on the final lap when he ran out of fuel, coasting across the line fourth to earn his six top-five finish of the season in seven Silver Crown starts.

“Last weekend we just couldn’t quite find the right balance on the car,” Hines said. “We were in a good position late in the race and came up a little short on fuel. We could have had a great points day, since the point leader had trouble, but we ended up having an okay and gained a few points. We’ll try to chip away some more this weekend, as we only have three races left.”

In a pair of races on one-mile dirt ovals in 2014, Hines finished third at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in May, after turning the fastest lap in time trials to earn the pole, and he was fourth at DuQuoin last weekend. Along with the Tony Bettenhausen 100, the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series will also compete on the one-mile dirt oval at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse next month.

Hines enters the Tony Bettenhausen 100 second in points with the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series, 19 markers out of the lead with three races remaining as he chases his second series title.

Tracy Hines Racing would like to thank Primary Sponsors: The Carolina Nut Company, Hansen’s Welding Inc, Elliott's Custom Trailers and Carts, and MPHG Promotions Inc. Associate Sponsors for 2014 include: ProSource Professional Resources, Turbines Inc., Daum Crop Insurance, Parker Machinery, Stanton Racing Engines and Schipper Family Farms. Product Sponsors that are part of Tracy Hines Racing in 2014 include: Afco Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Autonet Mobile, Indy Race Parts, Bell Racing, Kenny’s Components, Race Bumpers, Hoosier Racing Tires, CSI Competition Suspension, Shadow Graphix, Driven Racing Oil, Sander Engineering, Hughs Brothers and Midwest Sheet Metal.

For more information on Tracy Hines Racing, visit http://www.tracyhinesracing.com. Follow Tracy on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TracyHinesRacin and “Like him” on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Tracyhinesracing.

 

 

Hanks Making Debut at Leesville 171 Speedway This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - BURLISON, Tenn. (Sept. 4, 2014) - With the harvest season in full swing, Brandon Hanks will escape from the fields this Saturday for his debut at Leesville 171 Speedway.

Hanks will compete for the first time in his career with the ASCS Gulf South Region at the bullring in Leesville, La.

"I like to go to new places," he said. "It's fun for me to try something different and learn some things. We've been traveling so much so I can learn to adjust to all of these different race tracks. I've never been to Louisiana on top of that. I get to mark that off the list."

Hanks said his goals remain the same for Saturday.

"I want to make the feature through the heat race and then get a top 10 in the main event," he said. "If we're consistently making the top 10 then we'll try to move up on the goals, but right now we're keeping it the same."

Hanks has earned 13 top 10s this season, including two straight and during four of the past eight races.

SEASON STATS -

35 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 13 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Leesville 171 Speedway in Leesville, La., with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wesmar Racing Engines

Since the inception of Wesmar Racing Engines in 1986, the company has grown from a small business to one of the top names in the sprint car engine building industry. For more information, visit http://www.WesmarRacing.com.

"I want to thank Dan and the team at Wesmar Racing Engines for giving us such great engines," Hanks said. "We have the best horsepower available."

Hanks would also like to thank Performance Powder Coating, D&B Farms, Blue City Neon Signs & Graphics, J&J Auto Racing, Walls Paint and Body Shop, RE Enterprises, Hinchman Racewear and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

 

 

Renegade Sprints Headed to Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Sept. 27

Inside Line Promotions - FINDLAY, Ohio (Sept. 4, 2014) - The Renegade Sprints will compete at a second track this season.

The 410ci sprint car series will tackle Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Saturday, Sept. 27, for the inaugural Steel City Sprint Monster. The event pays $5,000 to win.

"We're excited that PPMS wanted to partner for an event this season," Renegade Sprints Co-Founder Shane Helms said. "We could have 30 drivers that night. I think it's a big promotional opportunity if we could have that many cars."

Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway Owner Matt Miley said his track has hosted three sprint car events this season.

"Miley Motor Sports would like to thank the sprint car teams that have supported us so far this season," he said. "We have had some great battles between the local competitors and now we get to ramp it up a bit.

"We've been looking for a good quality field of sprint cars and the Renegade Sprints fits that bill. We have a smooth, fast, 90-foot wide track with lots of room to race. We think it's a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor. We want to partner with somebody to help us be a positive force in sprint car racing into the future."

The semi-banked track is a half mile on the inside and 5/8 of a mile through the middle.

Pittsburgh native Tim Shaffer headlines an impressive list of drivers who have said they will compete at the Steel City Sprint Monster. Randy Hannagan, the winner of the first-ever Renegade Sprints event, will race along with Chad Kemenah, Danny Holtgraver, Greg Wilson, Cole Duncan, Dean Jacobs, Danny Smith, Caleb Helms, Andrew Palker, Travis Philo and Cody Swanson to name a few.

Gates are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. with qualifying at 5 p.m.

NEXT EVENT -

Sept. 27 at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Pittsburgh, Pa.

MEDIA LINKS -

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E-mail: RenegadeSprints@yahoo.com

PITTSBURGH'S PENNSYLVANIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY -

Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway (PPMS), also known as Dirt's Monster Half Mile, is one of Western Pennsylvania's premier racing facilities. It has been operated by Miley Motor Sports since 1989. That track is listed as a semi-banked, half-mile oval. For more information, visit http://www.PPMS.com.

RENEGADE SPRINTS -

The Renegade Sprints is a new 410ci sprint car series with approximately 50 races throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Michigan. The series anticipates building a points fund for eligible drivers and for every race to pay at least $5,000 to win.

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Dover, Bergman, Bright, Lasoski and Starks Guide Team ILP to Victories

Inside Line Promotions - SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (Sept. 4, 2014) - Inside Line Promotions drivers Jack Dover, Seth Bergman, Alex Bright, Danny Lasoski and Trey Starks each garnered at least one feature victory last weekend.

Dover scored a pair of IMCA victories at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., starting on Saturday during the Bill Smith Memorial Race of Champions. He then claimed the IMCA Sprint Super Nationals after lining up 19th on Monday.

Bergman powered to the triumph during his debut at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., by more than 4.5 seconds on Sunday. He also placed third at the high-banked track on Monday.

Bright made a late-race pass to secure the winged micro sprint win last Sunday at Lanco Speedway in Newmanstown, Pa.

Lasoski drove the Mark Burch Motorsports entry to the ASCS Warrior Region triumph on Saturday at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo.

Starks earned his first win of the season last Thursday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., during the Summer Thunder Sprint Series event.

Other Team ILP drivers with a top-five result include:

Tony Bruce Jr. placed fourth during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's 36th annual Jackson Nationals at Jackson Speedway in Jackson, Minn., last Saturday.

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VICTORIES -

Jack Dover - 13 (Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on May 2, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1; Crawford County Speedway on May 9; Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb., on May 10 and July 12; I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on May 25 and July 17; U.S. 36 Raceway near Cameron, Mo., on June 13; 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on June 15; Park Jefferson International Raceway in Jefferson, S.D., on July 11; Boone County Fair at Albion Speedway in Albion, Neb., on July 13 and Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kan., on July 26); Derek Hagar - 13 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mo., on March 1; Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tenn., on March 15; I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 5 and April 26; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on April 19 and May 3; Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on May 24; Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss., on May 25; Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn., on May 26 and Aug. 16; East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala., on June 14; Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, Ohio, on July 4 and Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga., on Aug. 23); Alex Bright - 11 (East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 21; Greenwood Valley Action Track in Millville, Pa., on April 5; Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, Pa., on May 2; Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., on May 25; Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa., on July 9; Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., on July 12 and Aug. 10; Big Diamond Speedway in Pottsville, Pa., on July 25; Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Aug. 15; Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on Aug. 16 and Lanco Speedway in Newmanstown, Pa., on Aug. 31); Seth Bergman - 8 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on April 4; West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., on April 18; Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 17 and July 26; Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on May 24 and May 25; Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on June 14 and Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on Aug. 31); Big Game Motorsports - 8 (Craig Dollansky - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 26, May 24 and June 21; Oshkosh Speed Zone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wis., on May 4 and Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on June 22/Sammy Swindell - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., on April 26; Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, on July 11 and Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 1); Henry Van Dam - 6 (Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on May 31 and June 14 and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on June 7, July 11, Aug. 2 and Aug. 23); Sam Hafertepe Jr. - 5 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on May 17; Heart O'Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on June 6; Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., on June 18; Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., on Aug. 16 and Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on Aug. 21); Giovanni Scelzi - 4 (Lemoore Raceway in Lemoore, Calif., on March 29; Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif., on April 18 and June 27 and Delta Speedway in Stockton, Calif., on May 31); Tony Bruce Jr. - 3 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on March 21; Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb., on May 24 and Outlaw Motorsports Park in Wainwright, Okla., on June 20); Danny Lasoski - 3 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 6; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 9 and Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., on Aug. 30); Travis Rilat - 3 (Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia on Feb. 8; Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on May 3 and Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on June 20); White Lightning Motorsports - 3 (Jamie Ball - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 21/Devin Kline - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 19 and Aug. 2); Josh Baughman - 2 (Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, on July 12 and Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Aug. 16); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 2 (Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on June 7 and Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on July 26); Kevin Swindell - 2 (81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on March 29 and Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill., on Aug. 17); Channin Tankersley - 2 (Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on March 22 and Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, on June 21); Andrew Felker - 1 (Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., on June 22); Chase Johnson - 1 (Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on Aug. 23); Trey Starks - 1 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on Aug. 28) and Austen Wheatley - 1 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 24).

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Bill Balog and B2 Motorsports: Beating the Weather for Two More Wins!!

Bristol, WI – September 4, 2014. After a washout at the LaSalle Speedway two weeks ago, Bill and the B2 Motorsports hit the track again this past weekend as they headed to the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, WI for the annual Fair Race. Going out late, Bill would lay down the 2nd fastest lap of the twenty-eight cars on hand setting him up with a 6th place starting position in the heat race. Bill would quickly make his way into the 2nd position in the heat race and reel in leader Jeremy Schultz trying to find his way into the lead. Caution would fly on lap seven giving the “Northpole Nightmare” a shot from Schultz’s back bumper. On the restart Bill would try to make his way under the #5J sprinter, but Schultz’s momentum was too great on the high side and pulled away. Bill would close back up on Schultz, but would settle for a 2nd place finish transferring into the feature. The #2 pill was pulled for the invert setting Bill up with a 3rd place starting position in the thirty lap feature. At the drop of the green Bill would hold his position as the top-four cars ran in a tight bunch. On lap eight the leaders caught the back marker and the bunch tightened up. On lap ten Bill would make his way past Ben Schmidt into the 2nd position and trail leader Scotty Thiel. On lap twelve, Thiel got over the cushion allowing Bill to drop to the bottom of the track and make his way into the lead dissecting the traffic perfectly to keep the #64 sprinter at bay. Caution would fly on lap eighteen giving a clear track for the restart. Bill was back into lap traffic within a few laps allowing Thiel to close on the back of the #17B machine, but Bill would split a pair of lappers giving himself a cushion and cruised to the checkers as he picked up his 10th victory of the 2014 season ahead of Thiel and Mike Reinke. After a night off, Bill and the B2 Motorsports team headed to the 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, WI. Bill would lay down the 2nd fastest lap of the thirty-four cars on hand setting him up with a 6th place starting position in his heat race. At the drop of the green, Bill methodically made his way forward taking the lead on lap eight picking up the heat race win transferring him into the feature. The #3 pill was draw for the feature setting Bill up with a 5th place starting position in the feature. With the pole car having issues before taking the green flag, Bill would move up to the 3rd starting position. At the drop of the green, Bill would make his way into the 2nd position behind leader Bill Rose. On lap two, Bill made his way under the #6R machine and into the lead where he would pull away from the field until a lap seven caution. When the green flew again, Bill once again pulled away and hid from the field as he masterfully maneuvered through the lap cars until the red would fly on lap eighteen. When the green returned Bill continued to dominate the field until lap twenty-three when he would clip the wall hard coming out of turn four. The race would continue with Bill changing his line trying to assess the damage allowing Mike Reinke to close in, but the caution would fly slowing the event once again. On the restart Bill would keep the #02 sprinter at bay the final five laps and pick up his 2nd win of the weekend and 11th of the 2014 season over Reinke and Jeremy Schultz. This weekend, Bill and the B2 Motorsports team will head north to the Amsoil Speedway in Superior, WI for the 26th Annual Northern Nationals on Friday night. Bill is a 3-time winner of this event and finished 2nd last year after a lap one incident sent him to the tail for a thirty lap charge back to the front. Saturday night the team will head south two and a half hours to the Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, WI for the Jerry Richert Memorial, a prestigious event that Bill won back in 2011. The following weekend, Bill and the B2 Motorsports team will return to the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, WI for the annual twenty-seven lap Frank Filskov Memorial. Bill and the B2 Motorsports Team would also like to thank our continued supporters/sponsors including: Buesser Concrete, Rocky Rococo’s Pizza and Pasta, XYZ Machining, JR’s Contraptions, Maxim Chassis, HepfnerRacing Products, Gleason Equipment, Super Shox, Xtreme Stainless, Stumble Inn Bar and Grill, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, Auto Meter, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Astro Titanium, DMI, Race Gear X, Vaportrail Clothing, Allstar Performance, Competition Driveline Service, BLZ, and Outerwears. Stay up to date with what is going on with Bill and the B2 Motorsports team by checking out the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/bsquaredmotorsports.Schedule changes, rain outs, and race updates are posted on the Facebook page as they happen. Also remember to check out Bill Balog and the B2 Motorsports Team by visiting www.billbalog.com for driver and crew bios, our schedule, pictures, videos, and to sign our guestbook if you’d like to.

 

Tuscarora 50 Weekend Ahead for Danny Holtgraver Nearly $20,000 On The Line During Port Royal’s Tuscarora 50 Weekend

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

Contact: F.I. Motorsports altmeyer119@gmail.com / info@fullyinjected.com / FullyInjected.com Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

Pittsburgh, PA (September 4th, 2014) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Danny Holtgraver will continue his 2014 campaign this Friday and Saturday at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. Holtgraver, who pilots the Hunter Racing, Berlin Natural Bakery, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, WestView Motors, DKW Transport, no. 10H ‘410’ sprint car, will venture to central Pennsylvania with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions during the upcoming weekend; set to take part in the 47th Annual ‘Tuscarora 50.’ The ‘Tuscarora 50’ weekend, which kicks-off on Friday evening, September 5th, will feature back-to-back full nights of racing for the ‘410’ sprint cars, highlighted with the 50-lap ‘Tuscarora 50’ main event worth $12,000 to the victor. Danny Holtgraver is still searching for a career-first main event win at the Juniata County Fairgrounds half-mile oval, and looks to ‘stun’ the ‘Posse’ this weekend and attain that highly sought-after accomplishment.

“I like Port Royal Speedway...I always enjoy racing there” said Danny Holtgraver, “This is one of my favorite races of the year...a great paying race in one of the toughest areas of the country to race in....everything about this event is special and being a part of it is a lot of fun...hopefully we can travel out there and earn two strong finishes...I just want to thank everyone involved, especially Rob Hunter...he’s given me a great opportunity this year to do what I love to do...hopefully I can earn a few more wins for him this season before time runs out!”

Danny Holtgraver will initiate his 2014 ‘Tuscarora 50’ campaign on Friday evening, September 5th at the Port Royal Speedway. The ‘Night Before The 50’ preliminary program will feature a 30-lap main event, awarding $5,000 to the main event winner and $400 just to start. The two-race weekend will continue on Saturday evening, September 6th with the ‘Tuscarora 50’ finale. The Saturday evening program will be highlighted with the prestigious ‘Tuscarora 50’ main event; awarding $12,000 to the winner, and $500 just to start. Danny Holtgraver, a former Lernerville Speedway champion, finished 10th during the 2013 edition of this 50-lap marquee. The recent Attica Raceway Park UNOH All Star winner finished 3rd during the 2013 ‘Night Before The 50.’

Those seeking additional information regarding the 2014 ‘Tuscarora 50’ at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania should do so by logging on to the official online home of Port Royal Speedway; www.portroyalspeedway.com.

News and information relating to Danny Holtgraver and Hunter Racing will be posted regularly right here at ‘FullyInjected.com’ during the entire 2014 season. Be sure to check out the official online home of Danny Holtgraver at www.dannyholtgraver.com; as well as keep up with the Pittsburgh native via social networks including twitter: @holtgraverd4 and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DannyHoltgraverMotorsports

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Recent Highlights: Earned seventh win of the 2014 season on Friday night, August 29th at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. The $3,000 UNOH All Star victory now gives Holtgraver three UNOH All Star victories on the season.

2014 Wins: 7: (1- Attica Raceway Park (ASCoC)(OH); 1-Butler Speedway (ASCoC) (MI); 2- Lernerville Speedway (PA); 1 - Mercer Raceway Park (PA); 1-Eldora Speedway (ASCoC); 1- Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway (PA))

Danny Holtgraver on YouTube: Here!

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Danny Holtgraver and Hunter Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Berlin Natural Bakery, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, WestView Motors, DKW Transport, North Hills Auto Body, Kistler Engines, Butler Built, Winters Rearends, J&J Chassis, VRP Shocks, Classic Ink, Simpson Racing and ‘FullyInjected.com’

 

 

NAIL-BITER FINISH AS SALDANA HANGS ON FOR SECOND

WITH A LOW TIRE AT SOUTHERN OREGON SPEEDWAY

MEDFORD, Ore. (Sept. 3, 2014) – The World of Outlaws continued their trek through Oregon stopping tonight for the Rogue Valley Showdown at Southern Oregon Speedway.

The World of Outlaws’ leading qualifier, Joey Saldana, was fourth in time trials tonight.

Saldana piloted the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M Sprint Car to a lap of 12.701 seconds.

Saldana was a participant in the first heat, pushing off third next to Donny Schatz. The first attempt at a start was called back when polesitter Jason Sides’ car did not accelerate at the chalk stripe. On the restart, Sides got the advantage in a three-wide battle and took the lead with Saldana, in second, all over Sides, trying to make a pass. Near the halfway point, Saldana went to the top and McMahan made a successful pass on the inside. Sides won the heat, McMahan was second and Saldana was third, solidifying a starting position in the dash.

The ‘six’ ping pong ball was pulled in the inversion draw tonight, placing the Brownsburg Bullet on the inside of the second row for the start of the dash.

“This is a tricky track,” said Saldana. “You have to be smart with your car and try not to do too much with the throttle and hopefully keep the tires from spinning.”

Saldana was shuffled back in the field in the early laps of the dash and finished seventh, which was his starting position in the feature. Kraig Kinser won the dash and started on the pole of the A Main.

Kraig Kinser vaulted to the lead of the feature when the green flew. Pittman was second, Schatz was third and Cody Darrah fourth. Saldana had a good start and was fifth at the end of the first lap when caution slowed the field. When racing resumed, Kinser went back to the lead but Darrah and Saldana got a run at Schatz and moved past him. Another yellow on lap four and a restart. This time Pittman went to the lead, Kraig Kinser was second and Darrah and Saldana battled for third, with Saldana solidifying the spot. Schatz passed Darrah and took up residence on Saldana’s bumper.

With 14 laps complete, Darrah shredded a right rear tire bringing out the caution again.

On the next restart Pittman went back to the lead, and Saldana and Kinser were side-by-side racing for second. Saldana won the battle for second place.

It was hard to build up any momentum as yellows occurred every two laps: 16, 18, and 20. A restart following a yellow on lap 20 was followed by a red flag when contact with another car sent Kraig Kinser tumbling down the straightaway also collecting David Gravel and Shane Stewart. Kinser got out of the car quickly and walked away.

As the field pushed off after the red flag, it was apparent that second place runner Saldana had a low left rear tire. With 10 laps remaining in the race, the Motter team was holding their collective breath, hoping the tire would stay alive for the remainder of the race.

Pittman maintained the lead when the track went green, Saldana maintained second while Schatz and Paul McMahan dueled for third.

Saldana did not want to see the caution that came out with two to go, but thankfully he was able to hang on to the checkered flag. Pittman won the Rogue Valley Showdown, the Bullet was second and McMahan nabbed third. Schatz finished fourth.

“On the red I must have run something over and I knew it (the tire) was going down,” said Saldana. “Luckily we finished second. It could have been way worse. I could have definitely had a flat tire and not finished. I had to slow my pace down. The harder I drove it was hitting the frame rail and making me loose on entry. I was trying to make sure I didn’t miss the bottom and could hold on for second.

“The Motter team gave me a great car tonight. The guys are working hard. Dan was with us on the road but flew home yesterday. I hope he was able to listen tonight and I’m happy we had a good finish for him, his wife Ruth and for our sponsors. Doug Harris and all the folks at HE&M Saw have been so supportive as has Lonnie Olson with Beltline Body Shop. Without all these folks, we wouldn’t be able to be out here doing what we love to do.”

Tomorrow is a travel and preparation day for the Outlaws before Gold Cup competition Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif.

 

 

Brandon Wimmer – Strong Run with All Stars Sets up Fremont!

(Bill W) September 3, 2014 – Brandon Wimmer and the Hammer Motorsports #24H team are turning their attention to Fremont Speedway in Ohio this Saturday night. They will use the weekly show to prepare for the July 12 and 13 “Jim Ford Classic” featuring the All Stars. Last weekend at Attica Raceway Park in Ohio, the Fairmount, Indiana driver recorded a sixth place finish in the finale.

Friday’s prelim at Attica saw Brandon checker 11th after qualifying 15th and running third in his heat. “We qualified all right,” he says. “We really didn’t do a whole lot in either the heat or the feature. We didn’t go forward, but we didn’t go backward either.”

In Saturday’s finale, he would register the seventh quick time of the night. He would finish fourth in his heat. “Saturday was much better,” says Brandon. “We qualified well, and moved forward in the heat.”

That qualified Brandon for the Dash, where he would run fifth. “We tried something for the Dash, and we were a little better,” he says. “We’ve been struggling with the slick tracks this year.”

Starting inside the third row in the main event, Brandon got off to a slow start. “We were running fourth or fifth and missed the bottom one time,” he says. “We ended up getting freight trained, and I was back in tenth or eleventh at the caution we had between lap five and lap ten.”

He would rebound to charge back to a sixth place finish at the checkers. “It was normal Attica, dead-slick all the way across,” says Brandon. “We worke