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Greg Wilson Racing

The 2016 race season for Greg Wilson Racing consists of 90+ races and up to now he has ran just over thirty races. It has been an eventful season for this first year full-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competitor. After twenty-three years of being behind the wheel of a sprint car, this 2016 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender finds himself still on a learning curve.

To date in 2016, Greg has logged nearly 15,000 miles throughout the country, run on twenty-five different tracks, in fifteen different states and in cooperation with Hercules Tires the GWR team made nine public appearances with dealers in five different states. To say it has been a busy year for this Hercules Tire, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics, All Star Plumbing, Gear Alloy Wheels, Bedford Valley Petroleum backed w20 team is an understatement. Adding to this new experience of life on the road is the fact that it is the first time that this forty year old full-time World of Outlaw rookie driver has ever seen some of the tracks that the World of Outlaw Series follows.

It has been a demanding year for GWR and one that the team continues to learn and to grow from. It has been a season that reminds this veteran that you need to be appreciative of the good times and strong in mind and faith in the challenging times. As Greg has said many times, “this sport can humble you real quick.”

"I've never dreamt in my wildest dreams that I would ever get this opportunity to run full-time with the World of Outlaws," Greg said. "I have been blessed to run with these boys this year. I am racing with the best sprint car drivers in the world, night-in and night-out. I am truly grateful. I am one really blessed dude.”

“We knew going into this year that there would be a lot to learn along with challenges…going to new tracks with little or no knowledge isn’t easy…we will be developing our race set-ups and notes as we go, with the intent of improving our performance when we return. The race teams and staff that travel with the World of Outlaws have been awesome.”

“My goal going into my first full-time season with the Outlaws was to get two to three wins and to finish comfortably inside the top ten in drivers points by year end. We picked up our first 2016 Outlaw win this week in Charlotte and the timing was perfect. We had folks representing three of our major partners at the track…Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics and Gear Alloy Wheels. It was great as they got to experience this win…they are truly part of my team and without them I couldn’t be out here.”

“Our primary partners are the major sources to funding our team being on the road with the Outlaws; but, if not for the ongoing support from our Associate/Product partners such as Kistler Engines, Callies, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Maxim Racing, Slade Shock Technology, All Pro Cylinder Heads, All Star Performance, Simpson, Banshee Graphics, Burns Petroleum, Conroy Bleeders, Pro Shocks, Mark Wolford, Benson Marketing, Real Capz and Butler Built, none of this would be possible.”

“Our team is small regarding crew members. Zac (Holloway) has been with me going on his fourth year and recently my brother-in-law, Garrett (Cooper) has been traveling with us. Zac does a great job and Garrett has been a welcomed addition, “continued Greg. “We continue learning and look forward to the upcoming races and the rest of the season. Traveling with the Outlaws is an honor and one that I don’t take lightly. I continue to say this over and over…I’m a very blessed man…making a living at a sport I love…not many people can say that. Trust me I go to bed each night thanking the man above.”

To all you dirt track sprint car fans, the entire GWR team and Wilson family hope the best for you over the upcoming summer. Remember life is a journey and what you make of it is up to you. Keeping the faith is a priority to the GWR team and to the Wilson family and it has certainly been the mainstay to this year’s race season. See you at the track!

 

 

Montpelier Motor Speedway Set To Kickoff Indiana USAC Midget Week Tuesday, May 31

The Montpelier Motor Speedway will look to host its second National USAC event of the 2016 season this Tuesday Night, May 31st with the opening kickoff of the prestigious USAC Indiana Midget Week. The event will feature National USAC Midgets, Non-Wing Sprint Cars (Kokomo Purse Structure/Open Tire Rule), and UMP Modifieds with NASCAR driver and Fox broadcaster, Kenny Wallace, slated to compete.

Shane Golobic, by virtue of his indoor victory at DuQuoin, Ill. in March, leads the USAC National Midget Series standings, but a host of drivers will be out to knock him off the pedestal in the upcoming swing. Rico Abreu repeated as “Indiana Midget Week” Champion last year, joining former IMW champs Shane Cottle (2005-06), Jerry Coons, Jr. (2007), Tracy Hines (2008 and 2010), Bryan Clauson (2009-2011), Brad Kuhn (who shared the 2010 title with Hines), Darren Hagen (2012) and Christopher Bell (2013).

Midget racing is a familiar sight at MMS with its Midget Series now in its 5th season. Shane Hollingsworth is the all-time win leader with 7 victories at MMS; however, many USAC regulars have found victory lane in a Midget at MMS including Justin Peck, Spencer Bayston, Darren Hagen, Shane Cottle, Chett Gehrke, Davey Ray, Gage Walker, any many more.

The Montpelier Motor Speedway, which began racing in 1903 and hosted its first automobile race in 1915, is one of America’s oldest remaining racing facilities. While the east central Indiana ¼ mile clay oval has a historic past, the facility has seen many major modern upgrades the past four seasons including new restrooms and bleachers along with the addition of many safety features such as a new catch fence system along with a new front stretch wall, lighting system, transponder scoring, and corner runoff areas. The Montpelier Motor Speedway commonly competes weekly on Saturday Nights with its popular Modified and Stock Car divisions and is also the host to the popular Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget series. The Montpelier Motor Speedway is slated to host 2 National USAC events during the 2016 season.

Date
Tuesday, May 31st

Classes
USAC National Midgets – Indiana Midget Week Night #1
Non-Wing Sprint Cars (Kokomo Weekly Purse Structure / Open Tire Rule)
UMP Modifieds (Kenny Wallace Tentatively Scheduled To Compete With UMP Modifieds)

Times
Pit Gates Open – 2:00 PM
Main Gate Open – 3:00PM
Hot Laps -6:00 PM
Racing – 7:00 PM
Racing Curfew – 11:oo PM

Tickets
General Admission – $20
Kids (12 and Under) – Free (with paid adult)
Pit Pass – $30
Entry Fee – None
Competitor’s License – $20 (required for UMP Modifieds only)

Please Note: For this event for the comfort of all fans, stadium and/or boat seats will not be allowed in the grandstand area. Thank you for your understanding.

Camper Parking will be located in the east lot near the barn

Location
Montpelier Motor Speedway
East Central Indiana
700 South Jefferson
Montpelier, Indiana 47359

Conveniently located 15 miles from Interstate 69 Exit 264 (Indiana Highway 18)

Web and Media
Official Website – www.MontpelierMotorSpeedway.com
Facebook Page – http://www.facebook.com/MontpelierMotorSpeedway
Twitter (@MontpelierTrack) – https://twitter.com/MontpelierTrack

Track Information

Size and Configuration – 1/4 Mile Clay Oval With Sweeping Corners; 10+ degrees of banking in corners and backstretch.

Year Built – 1903 as 1/2 Mile Horse Track

First Automobile Race – May 5, 1915

Seating Capacity – 3,200

Parking – Free parking located near main grandstand entrance

Family Section Seating – A designated area for family seating is located in the grandstands directly behind the flag stand. The consumption of alcoholic beverage in the family section is prohibited.

Coolers – Insurance regulations prohibit the carry in of any cooler

Camping – Free overnight primitive camping is allowed. Self Contained Campfires Permitted. Please no wood with nails. Self Clean-Up Required

Alcohol – The Alcohol and Beverage Commission prohibits the carry in of any alcohol. Beer is sold at the track. ID is required.

Souvenir Stand – Fully stocked souvenir stand (includes MMS T-Shirts, Hoodies, Pictures, and MMS Programs)

Kids Stand – Fully stocked family/kid souvenir stand (includes kid’s toys and novelties, racing flags, safety glasses, hearing protection, etc… Items starting at .50/$1.00)

Restrooms – New clean Men and Women’s restroom located behind the main grandstands. Pit side restroom is men only.

Concession Stand – Wide range of food and sides and cold/hot drinks located behind the main grandstands. Dual lines to purchase food available from spectator area. Picnic tables spread throughout the facility.

Pets – Pets are not allowed in the grandstand area.

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through May 26

IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 570; 2. Michelle Mel­ton, Flower Mound, Texas, 550; 3. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 504; 4. John Ricketts, Bur­leson, Texas, and Chase Parson, Abilene, Texas, both 477; 6. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 460; 7. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 413; 8. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 394; 9. Raven Culp, Mesquite, Texas, 387; 10. Bryan Debrick, Irving, Texas, 381; 11. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 370; 12. Weston Gorham, Colleyville, Texas, 348; 13. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 342; 14. Dalton Stevens, Scurry, Texas, 334; 15. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, 331; 16. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., and Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., both 323; 18. Payton Williams, North Rich­land Hills, Texas, 322; 19. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., 321; 20. Nicholas Littlejohn, Weather­ford, Texas, 320.

Allstar Performance State Point Standings

California – 1. Blake Robertson, Visalia, Calif., 190; 2. Zane Blanchard, Hanford, Calif., 175; 3. Scott Meisner, Fresno, Calif., 158; 4. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 146; 5. Jared Faria, Tipton, Calif., 144; 6. Tanner Boul, Auberry, Calif., 142; 7. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., 141; 8. Matt Demartini, Brentwood, Calif., 134; 9. Mike Schott, Tulare, Calif., 128; 10. Jesse Mack, Visalia, Calif., 124.

Colorado – 1. Zac Taylor, Green River, Wyo., 115; 2. Justin Wolf Medlock, Colorado Springs, Colo., 94; 3. Brian Hardman, Golden, Colo., 70; 4. Ryan Ellinger, Thornton, Colo., 65; 5. Coby Pearce, Golden, Colo., and Scott Rhoades, Wheat Ridge, Colo., both 61; 7. Mark Bensenberg, Calhan, Colo., 59; 8. Ryan Oerter, Calhan, Colo., 57; 9. Nic Sutton, Arvada, Colo., 54; 10. Mark Walinder, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 39.

Indiana ­– 1. Ethan Fleetwood, Smithville, Ind., 114; 2. Kendall Ruble, Vincennes, Ind., 111; 3. Jared Fox, Bloomington, Ind., 108; 4. Sondi Eden, Crawfordsville, Ind., 105; 5. Tony Anderson, Bloomington, Ind., 104; 6. Luke Bland, Bloom­ington, Ind., 101; 7. James Dugan, Franklin, Ind., 96; 8. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 74; 9. Brian Gerster, Fishers, Ind., 72; 10. Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., 68.

Iowa – 1. Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, and Mike Houseman Jr., Des Moines, Iowa, both 181; 3. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 178; 4. Matt Moro, Polk City, Iowa, and Mike Johnston. Des Moines, Iowa, both 175; 6. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 162; 7. Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 155; 8. Nathan Mills, Bondurant, Iowa, 153; 9. Ben Woods, Newton, Iowa, and Eric Bridger, Win­terset, Iowa, both 137.

Kansas – 1. Luke Cranston, Holcomb, Kan., 77; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 75; 3. Steven Richardson, Manhattan, Kan., Lance Davis, Sublette, Kan., and Jeff Radcliffe, Hill City, Kan., each 72; 6. Brian Herbert, Dodge City, Kan., 70; 7. C.J. Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 69; 8. Ken Lut­ters, Ransom, Kan., 62; 9. Cody Lampe, Jetmore, Kan., and Aaron Ploussard, Oberlin, Kan., both 60.

Louisiana ­– 1. Joshua McCord, Bossier City, La., 128; 2. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., 126; 3. Thomas Johnson Jr., Deridder, La., and Todd Bliss, Baton Rouge, La., both 117; 5. Koty Adams, Doyline, La., 114; 6. Ty Johnson, Eunice, La., 113; 7. Tommy Johnson, Deridder, La., 109; 8. Ian Looper, Marshall, Texas, 94; 9. Asa Williamson, Pineville, La., 91; 10. Jerry Butch David, Geis­mar, La., 66.

Minnesota – 1. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 116; 2. Brandon W. Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 104; 3. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 101; 4. Dalyn Cody, Prior Lake, Minn., 97; 5. Victoria Knutson, Monti­cello, Minn., 93; 6. Jeremy Schultz, Hutchinson, Minn., 87; 7. Gary Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 80; 8. Nate Eakin, Arnolds Park, Iowa, 73; 9. Dwain Wilmes, Kasota, Minn., 71; 10. Colin Smith, Shel­don, Iowa, 69.

Nebraska – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 255; 2. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 235; 3. Terry Rich­ards, Denton, Neb., 227; 4. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 223; 5. Trevor Grossenbacher, Hick­man, Neb., 208; 6. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., and Shayle Bade, Lincoln, Neb., both 203; 8. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 200; 9. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 192; 10. Nathan Weiler, Omaha, Neb., 186.

New Jersey ­– 1. Kevin Nagy, Wind Gap, Pa., 79; 2. Mark Bitner, Trenton, N.J., 74; 3. Robert DeVault Jr., Pilesgrove, N.J., 70; 4. Mike Haggenbottom, Levittown, Pa., 66; 5. Stefanie Palmai, Ringoes, N.J., 66; 6. Chris Allen, Wrightstown, N.J., and Kyle Purks, Warminster, Pa., both 63; 8. Eddie Wagner, Newfield, N.J., Tim S. Tanner Jr., Doylestown, Pa., and Joe Kay, Pipersville, Pa., each 58.

North Carolina – 1. Scott Lawrence, Concord, N.C., 111; 2. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 108; 3. Tim Perry, Mooresville, N.C., 104; 4. Chaz Woodward, Statesville, N.C., 98; 5. Tom Hum­phries, Waynesboro, Va., 80; 6. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 74; 7. Brian S. Lawson, Orange, Va., 71; 8. Gregory Smyre II, Hickory, N.C., 70; 9. Bobby Courtwright, Evans, Ga., 68; 10. Duane Moore, Reevesville, S.C., 63.

Ohio – 1. Mike Downs, Chillicothe, Ohio, 68; 2. Jeff Taylor, Cherry Hill, N.J., 37; 3. Jay Dunaway, Oak Hill, Ohio, 35; 4. James Lewis, Waverly, Ohio, 33; 5. John Bott, Wallace, W.V., 32; 6. Andy Hill, Frankfort, Ohio, 31.

Oklahoma –1. Joe Wood Jr., Newcastle, Okla., 114; 2. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 113; 3. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 110; 4. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 98; 5. Chris Kelly, Okla­homa City, Okla., 97; 6. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 95; 7. Shayla Waddell, Moore, Okla., 92; 8. Sterling Hoff, Wichita Falls, Texas, 91; 9. Gary Kelley, Lone Grove, Okla., 85; 10. John Carney II, Lubbock, Texas, 78.

Pennsylvania ­– 1. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 229; 2. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 227; 3. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 189; 4. Kyle Ganoe, Thompson­town, Pa., 186; 5. An­drew Hake, Manches­ter, Pa., 165; 6. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 162; 7. Mark Watkins, McConnells­burg, Pa., 144; 8. Scott Ellerman, Landisburg, Pa., 141; 9. Dale Schweikart, Linden, Pa., 138; 10. Cody Hackenberry, Mifflintown, Pa., 135.

Texas – 1. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 512; 2. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 478; 3. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 471; 4. Chase Parson, Abilene, Texas, 447; 5. John Rick­etts, Burleson, Texas, 445; 6. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 394; 7. Raven Culp, Mesquite, Texas, 387; 8. Bryan Debrick, Irving, Texas, 381; 9. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 370; 10. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 350.

Virginia ­– 1. Anthony Linkenhoker, Louisa, Va., 185; 2. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 183; 3. An­thony Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 165; 4. Joshua Perreault, Madison, Va., 160; 5. Glenn Worrell, Powhatan, Va., 145; 6. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 138; 7. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 102; 8. French H. Grimes, Madison, Va., 99; 9. Brian S. Lawson, Orange, Va., 75; 10. Troy Severin, Ashland, Va., 73.

 

 

DCRP – The Month Ahead

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 27, 2016) – Those living in and around Dodge City, Kansas can go ahead and set their Saturday night plans for the month of June. And those plans should include being at Dodge City Raceway Park.

The 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas will be in action every Saturday night in June, building up to the blockbuster $10,000-to-win NCRA/NSL Sprint Car “Steve King Memorial” event on July 1-2.

Following an idle Memorial Day weekend at the state-of-the-art facility, the busy month of June kicks off Saturday night, June 4, with the return of Late Models to the Dodge City track.

NCRA Late Models will headline the June 4 card with IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks in action as well.

Three consecutive weekends of championship chase action will follow on June 11, June 18 and June 25. The Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars will be in action on both June 11 and June 18 with the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks in action during each of the June 11, June 18 and June 25 nights.

All four June events will get under way at 7:30 p.m.

With the opening five nights of the season already in the books, early leaders in the track’s championship point chases include Taylor Velasquez in Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, Nick Link in IMCA Modifieds, Kevin Tabor in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Michael Pepper in IMCA Stock Cars and Cody Davis in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

The complete 2016 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.

 

 

Coons Qualifies Second, Leads 32 Laps

And Finishes Third in Hoosier Hundred

INDIANAPOLIS, May 27 — In only its second race ever, Nolen Racing's new Maxim USAC Silver Crown car driven by Jerry Coons Jr. qualified second, led 32 laps, and finished third Thursday night in the 62nd annual Hoosier Hundred on the one-mile dirt oval at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

Coons, a native of Tucson, Ariz., who resides in Greencastle, Ind., got the best of polesitter Brady Bacon at the start to lead the first lap, but Bacon led laps two through 26. Coons retook the lead with an outside pass of Bacon on the frontstretch and continuing into Turn 1 on lap 27 shortly after a restart on lap 25. That was necessary after Joe Liguori brought out the first caution when he stopped in Turn 4.

Coons showed the way for the next 30 laps in Gene Nolen's yellow #20 that is based in Whiteland, Ind., and sponsored in part by Columbus Container and KECO Coatings.

There were two yellows during that period. The first flew around lap 34 when Steve Buckwalter stopped on the backstretch, and the second came around lap 46 when Aaron Pierce stopped in Turn 3.

Shane Cottle got around Coons in Turn 3 working lap 58 to become the next leader, but Kody Swanson took over first place on lap 67 and went on to post the victory over Cottle and Coons. Swanson took the lead on lap 67 after a red flag for Russ Gamester, who flipped on the backstretch.

Coons had dropped to fourth when Justin Grant got around him to the outside in Turn 3 around lap 59, but Coons regained third on lap 83 when both he and Bryan Clauson passed Grant on the frontstretch near Turn 4. A couple laps later Jeff Swindell flipped in Turn 3 to bring out a red flag, but the rest of the race went nonstop.

Following Swanson, Cottle and Coons across the line at the finish were Clauson and C.J. Leary. Chris Windom, David Byrne, Davey Ray, Mark Smith and Dave Darland rounded out the top 10 in the 30-car race held before a large and appreciative crowd.

"The car ran very well; I was very happy with it," Coons said afterwards. "It was its first time on a mile. We were real good early. They were just a little better than we were at the end.

"I was being pretty conservative, but the pace was faster than normal here," he added. "It was like a sprint car race. These newer cars don't eat tires as much as the older ones do."

Coons earned the outside starting spot in the feature with a lap in 34.402 seconds in qualifying. That was just 0.006 of a second off the time Bacon set to earn the pole.

Coons is now fifth unofficially in the point standings. The next race is today (Friday) at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Ind.

The team’s complete schedule can be found on its Web site at NolenRacing.com. For more information on marketing partnerships, contact Restart Communications at LKMRestart@gmail.com.

The series' Web site is at usacracing.com.

 

 

" Dirt to cover Rockford Speedway for two-day show " ”World of Outlaws Sprints, LM’s & Badger Midgets highlight divisions”

By Bryan Gapinski Loves Park, Ill., May 27--- The Mid-State Equipment/ Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Racing series will return to Rockford Speedway for the first time in nearly thirty-five years as part of the The Inaugural Outlaw Clay Classic on Wednesday Night June 29. The 69-year old ¼-mile paved oval will be turned into high-banked dirt track for two days! Nearly 200 truckloads of Illinois River bottom clay will be distributed over a base coat of decomposed deciduous chips. Wall heights on the front and back straights will be raised using concrete gravity blocks. Wednesday Night will feature the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series and Badger Midgets. Thursday Night June 30 will see the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series headline the event, with support division to be announced. Midget auto racing can be traced back to the track’s first season and has hosted countless events over the decades sanctioned by: AAA, AAMS, Badger, Illini, UARA, UMARA, USAC, and WOOM to name a few. Further event information can be found at: www.rockfordspeedway.com. Individual tickets and two-day packages staring at $35 are on sale now. Overnight parking for campers and kids pricing will also be available. Purchase your tickets now by calling 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849), or visiting WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets. For more information logo onto http://shtrk.us/rfdwoo. Rockford Speedway is located at the intersection of Illinois Highway 173 and 9572 Forest Hills Road in Loves Park, Ill.

 

 

Wingless Sprint Series Anticipating GHR Event
By Ben Deatherage

Elma, Washington- The Wingless Sprint Series pay their first visit of 2016 to Grays Harbor Raceway this Saturday May 28th. This will be the third different facility the tour has visited and the first trip to the state of Washington. It also is the largest venue they will compete on and the 3/8-mile clay oval is sure to produce some jaw dropping speeds.

After two races there have been two different winners. Rob Lindsey swept the first leg at Madras while last week Cooper Desbiens came from the back to win at Cottage Grove. There is a very good chance of three different winners in as many shows.

Front Gates open at 5:30 PM with Racing beginning around 7:00. Admission prices are $16.00 for Adults, $11.00 for Juniors (7-17)/Seniors (62+)/Military, and Kids 6 or Under are FREE. Some terrific premium seating is offered and are $21.00 per seat. For more information, contact the Ticket Hotline at (360)-757-6959 or log on towww.graysharborraceway.com. For the latest news and information regarding the Wingless Sprint Series visit their website at wingless.nwextremeseries.com.

2016 WINGLESS SPRINT SERIES SCHEDULE (DATE-TRACK-LOCATION)
May 7th-Madras Speedway-Madras, Oregon (Rob Lindsey)
May 21st-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon (Cooper Desbiens)
May 28th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington
June 11th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington
June 18th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, Oregon
June 25th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon
July 9th-Madras Speedway-Madras, Oregon
July 16th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon
July 23rd-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon
August 6th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, Oregon
August 20th-Madras Speedway-Madras, Oregon
September 3rd-Madras Speedway-Madras, Oregon
September 10th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon

Current Point Standings (Top Ten): 1. 23-Rob Lindsey 105; 2. 52-Tim Alberding 82; 3. 27-Guy Weedman 75; 4. 7-Josh Horner 73; 5. 4D-Cooper Desbiens 47; 6. 07-Ryan Arnold 44; 7. 8H-Lance Hallmark 43; T 26F-Shane Forte 43; T 2J-Jonathan Jorgensen 43; 10. 85-Ricky Ashley 40

 

 

TEAM TURNER RACING: OFF AND RUNNING

by Tommy Goudge (May 26, 2016) - Caistor Centre, Ontario - The "regular season" is now underway for the Team Turner Racing Sprint Cars and drivers Jamie, Cory, and Ryan Turner. They enjoyed a solid opening weekend which - with some luck - could have been even better.

MAY 20 - OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY The Team Turner drivers were more than ready for Ohsweken's 21st season opener. Jamie won his heat race, while Ryan was close to doing the same, but settled for 2nd after losing the lead in the last corner. Cory missed the setup in his heat race and fell from 3rd to finish 6th.

Ryan drew the 3rd starting spot for the A-Feature, while Jamie drew 5th, and Cory started 17th. An early caution flag gave them a chance to adjust to changing track conditions, but with 18 laps of 20 in the books, Ryan had fallen back to 7th, while Jamie was up to 4th, and Cory had advanced to 10th.

"On the caution I slid the wing to try and hook up the rear wheels, but this made the car hard to handle," Ryan noted. "(I lost) multiple spots until I could get my wing back ahead."

Dylan Westbrook and Mitch Brown collided and brought out another caution flag while racing for the lead late in the race. Jamie dove to the bottom of the track to avoid them and touched the inside wall, which cut his left front tire. He stayed on the track and restarted 2nd for the green-white-checker finish, while Ryan restarted 5th, and Cory restarted 7th. The flat tire hampered Jamie and he fell back to finish 15th, while Ryan moved up to finish 3rd - his first podium finish in a Sprint Car - with Cory right behind him in 4th.

"It is great to start the year off on a high note," Ryan exclaimed. "I hope we can continue to build off of this. Even with JT's flat tire at the end...we are happy all 3 cars were fast in the feature. This is something we can take back to the shop and build off of."

MAY 21 - BRIGHTON Saturday found Team Turner 250 kilometres east of Ohsweken at Brighton Speedway for the first round of the 2016 Southern Ontario Sprints tour. Ryan and Jamie each finished 3rd in their heat races to earn redraw spots for the A-Feature, while Cory finished right behind Jamie in 4th. Ryan and Jamie started nose-to-tail on the inside of rows 3 and 4 in the feature, with Cory starting behind them in 11th.

Both Cory and Ryan made gains early in the 25 lap feature, while Jamie stayed in the top 10. Ryan was 3rd and Cory 5th at the halfway mark, with Jamie behind them in 8th. Track conditions changed during the second half of the race, and Jamie began to advance while Ryan and Cory fell back. Ryan settled for 5th at the checkered flag, with Jamie and Cory right behind him in 6th and 7th.

“The track really slicked off throughout the night," Ryan observed. "With 5 (laps) to go the bottom seemed to go away, and the top came in. I was just holding on at the end, but Jamie was making a charge with a couple of other cars on the top - cars that we had already passed earlier in the race.”

"We had a real solid first weekend of racing," Jamie added. "Big thanks to all of our partners, team members, and supporters!"

UP NEXT Friday, May 27 - Ohsweken Speedway (360 Sprint Cars)

POINTS CHASING The TTR drivers are chasing points towards a pair of championships in 2016 - Ohsweken Speedway's weekly 360 Sprint Car series, and the Southern Ontario Sprints tour: -#11 Jamie Turner: SOS 6th | Ohsweken 15th -#91 Ryan Turner: SOS 5th | Ohsweken 3rd -#97 Cory Turner: SOS 7th | Ohsweken 4th

SEASON STATS -#11 Jamie Turner: 3 Races | 0 Wins | 1 Top Five | 2 Top Tens -#91 Ryan Turner: 3 Races | 0 Wins | 2 Top Fives | 2 Top Tens -#97 Cory Turner: 5 Races | 0 Wins | 2 Top Fives | 3 Top Tens

LINKS Website: www.TeamTurnerRacing.ca Twitter: @11teamturner19 and @CTMotorsports_ Facebook: search "Team Turner Racing" and "Cory Turner Motorsports" YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/racingteamturner

MAILING LIST Send an e-mail to tgoudgecommunications@gmail.com with "Turner" in the subject line to get on the Team Turner Racing mailing list.

TEAM TURNER TROOPS Team Turner Racing would like to thank KT Tobacco, Aces Bar & Grill, Insta-Panels, Braemar Building Systems, Silo Wireless, Gale's Auto Aftermarket, Skyway Lawn Equipment, Pyett Spring & Alignment, DSE Performance, Six Nations Bingo, Malabar Super Spice, JNE Recovery, V&R Recycling, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Champion Brands Canada, Hauser's Pharmacy, KT Gas & Convenience, The Truck Toppers, CJ Mulholland Mattress Factory, Rondex, Silverdale Gun Club, Barlow Farms, Mike Morris Holdings, Bryan's Farm Supply, Beamer Farms, The Powerhouse, Total Coatings, Hitchman Trailers, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, JLB Mobile Mechanical, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, Top Flight Wings, Tetra-Chem Industries, Wix Filters, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, and ImageFactor.ca

Visit www.TeamTurnerRacing.ca to find out how you can join the Team Turner Troops!

 

 

Sprint Car Showdown at Salina Speedway Postponed to June 17th by Dusty Wiegert

SALINA, Kan. -- The Inaugural Jack Petty Memorial Sprint Car Showdown featuring the GoMuddy.com NSL/NCRA Sprint Car Series will have to wait a few more weeks.

Flooding rain storms and severe weather have plagued the Speedway for the past two weeks now, not allowing racing since laps were last ran on May 13th.

The event will now be moved to Friday June 17th. The NSL/NCRA Sprint Cars will be joined by the NCRA Mod Lite series, the Budweiser IMCA Hobby Stocks, and the Bird Contracting IMCA Sport Compact divisions.

With the BSB Manufacturing NeSmith Late Model series already suffering a rain out and being nixed from the program on the 17th, they have been added to the schedule for Friday June 10th.

Racing will hopefully continue, weather permitting, next Friday night June 3rd with the Weekly Racing Series presented by Virg's Auto Repair.

For more information on the Salina Speedway please visit http://racesalinaspeedway.com or call 785-292-9220.

 

 

Bell, Abreu Return to Eldora For Sunday’s Historic Johnny Appleseed Classic

Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Stock Cars and NRA Sprint Cars Ready to Rumble on Memorial Day Weekend

ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 26, 2016) – Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu return to Eldora Speedway Sunday night for the long standing Johnny Appleseed Classic by Miller Lite.

Bell won last year’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora and now drives full time for Kyle Busch Motorsports. Abreu, who is the two-time Chili Bowl champion and a past Eldora winner, drives for Sandusky, Ohio-based ThorSport in the Camping World Truck Series.

Both drivers will step away from the Trucks to compete in the NRA Sprint Invaders Series, which makes its first appearance of 2016 at Eldora on Sunday.

Tickets are just $15 and kids under 12 are free. They can be purchased by calling (937) 338-3815 or going to www.eldoraspeedway.com.

This Sunday there will be four divisions of racing with each competing in a full slate of preliminary Heat races, B-Features as necessary and A-Features. Joining the NRA Sprint Invaders will be the Sunoco American Late Model Series (ALMS), the United Midwestern Promoters (UMP) DIRTcar Modifieds and Eldora Stock Car divisions.

The Late Models return for the first time since the season opener on April 16 which was won by “Insane” Duane Chamberlain of Richmond, Indiana. This is a big race for the Late Model division as it’s the final tune up before the $100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream presented by Ferris Mowers on June 9-10-11.

The DIRTcar UMP Modifieds have had three races with Nathon Loney, from Danville, Ohio winning the latest race held on May 21. David Mielke, of Gladwin, Michigan won the season opener while Brian Ruhlman, from Clarklake, Michigan scored a victory in the Saturday Night Speedfest.

Jeff Koz, from Lima, Ohio, leads the standings by three points over Brian Post.

The Eldora Stock cars return for their sixth race of the season after the 63rd season opener and double-features during Saturday Night Speedfest and Family Fireworks Night.

Paul Pardo, from New Paris, Ohio, has won two races, while Rob Trent, Jordan Conover and Earnie Woodard have each scored a victory. Trent is tied with 2014 champion Frank Paladino for first place in the point standings.

This race has a bit of history to it as well. As a tribute to American nurseryman legend Johnny Appleseed, the event was first promoted in 1970 at Mansfield, Ohio by Eldora founder, Earl Baltes. In 1988, Baltes moved the event to Eldora, where it has remained a fixture.

Originally the races were run during the fall season to honor Appleseed’s (John Chapman) September birth date, but the Classic was moved to its current Memorial weekend time slot in 2008.

About Eldora Speedway:

Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Baltes chose to sell the legendary high-banked clay oval to motorsports entrepreneur and NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC champion Tony Stewart in 2004. Celebrating its 63rd season in 2016, Eldora hosts the biggest events in short-track racing including the 22nd annual Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers; the 33rd annual Kings Royal Weekend; the Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race; and the 46thannual World 100. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 63rd consecutive season, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com and can be requested by phone at (937) 338-3815. Fans can get behind-the-scenes access of Eldora Speedway by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at www.facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc.

 

 

KCP Racing Inks Deal With Iowa Based Coverage Direct

PETERSEN MEDIA- With the 2016 season in full tilt, Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team are pleased to announce that they have reached a marketing partnership agreement with the Iowa based independent insurance brokerage company, Coverage Direct for the rest of the year.

“We are absolutely thrilled to team up with an Iowa based company and help them grow in 2016,” Ian Madsen said. “In motorsports, marketing partners are huge and at KCP Racing we try to go above and beyond with all of our partners to make sure they feel like a part of our team. We are excited to bring on the team at Coverage Direct and are looking forward to building a relationship with them for hopefully years to come.”

For Coverage Direct, they are equally as excited about this new opportunity to team up with Ian Madsen and the KCP Racing team.

““We’re extremely excited about this opportunity to partner with KCP Racing and Ian Madsen. We know firsthand how loyal sprint car fans are and believe this partnership is a great way to share our company’s message,” explained Coverage Direct Co-Founder, Zach Mefferd. “We have big plans for Coverage Direct and believe it all starts with surrounding ourselves with great people. We couldn’t ask for a better partner in KCP Racing, everything they do is top notch, and Ian is a great representative for our company. We’re excited about our future and look forward to continuing our partnership for years to come.”

Coverage Direct is an innovative regional independent insurance brokerage serving Iowa and surrounding states. As a technology focused agency, Coverage Direct gives it’s customers the freedom of choice, while providing superior service and profession advice through whichever medium each customer prefers.

Simply put, Coverage Direct is the easiest way to purchase home, auto, life, and commercial insurance. For those wanting more information, please click over to www.coveragedirect.com today.

“We know that our fans support companies that support us, so with insurance being a part of everyone’s everyday life, we hope that we can help raise awareness for Coverage Direct, and hopefully get them more involved in motorsports,” Madsen added.

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Team Kline Electric, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, TammyHeckart.com, Caliber Iowa, Quality Traffic Control, Flatrate, Inc., Speck USA, Bergen Paulsen, Coverage Direct, Finer Cuts lawn and Landscape, Lucas Oil, and Revolution Race Gear for their support this season.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-21, Wins-2, Top-5’s- 12, Top 10’s-16

ON TAP: Madsen and the KCP Racing team will be in Jackson, MN on Friday night, Knoxville, IA on Saturday night and Des Moines, IA on Sunday 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 team’s brand new website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

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

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

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING LOOKS TO REBOUND IN RETURN TO HOME TRACK MEMORIAL WEEKEND:

Larson Marks Racing and Shane Stewart head into each of their home states this weekend for a holiday weekend full of racing. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will be racing at the team's home track, The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway, on Friday night before making a trip to Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday in Stewart's home state of Indiana.

THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME: For the first time in 2016, Larson Marks Racing will compete at what it considers its home track, The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The team's shop is located in Mooresville, N.C., just 20 miles northwest of the track. In 2015, Stewart qualified seventh and finished fourth in his heat race. After starting ninth in the feature event, Stewart climbed five spots to earn a fourth-place finish.

BACK IN THE MIDWEST: On Memorial Day, the team returns to the Midwest to compete at Lawrenceburg Speedway. Last year at Lawrenceburg, Stewart timed in second quickest and gained one spot in the heat race to finish third. After starting fifth in the dash, Stewart earned the second starting position for the feature event. The No. 2 lead the field for the first 19 laps, but but slipped back to finish in the runner-up position.

NORTHEAST WRAP-UP: On Tuesday, Stewart celebrated his 40th birthday by wrapping up the World of Outlaws' first trip to the Northeast this season at New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway. The birthday boy qualified eighth and finished second in the heat race. Stewart advanced to finish sixth in the dash and seventh in the main event.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) driver Kyle Larson and NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) driver Justin Marks. Marks also owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. and is co-owner of HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, a four-car NASCAR K&N Pro Series East team. After a strong showing in last weekend's All-Star Race, Larson will be competing for his first NSCS win this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

LARSON MARKS RACING TEAM: The Larson Marks Racing team is led by crew chief Scotty Martin of Camano Island, Wash., with Andrew Seamans from Syracuse, N.Y., and Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Pa.

LOOKING AHEAD: Following Monday's race at Lawrenceburg Speedway, Larson Marks Racing will next compete at Fremont (Ohio) Speedway on Friday, June 3.

CONNECT WITH LMR: For more information about Larson Marks Racing, including apparel, please visit www.larsonmarksracing.com, follow @LarsonMarks on Twitter and Instagram and like www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing.

STATS: RACES: 36 FAST TIME: 0 WINS: 4 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 18 TOP-10 FINISHES: 30

 

 

Lasoski, Hagar and Giovanni Scelzi Pick Up Wins for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (May 26, 2016) - Inside Line Promotions racers Danny Lasoski, Derek Hagar and Giovanni Scelzi each earned a feature victory last weekend.

Lasoski led Big Game Motorsports to the first-ever National Sprint League clean sweep on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where he set quick time during qualifying before winning a heat race and the main event to take over the National Sprint League points lead. Lasoski also finished second on Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., during the Folkens Brothers Trucking Spring Nationals with the National Sprint League.

Hagar powered to his first non-wing sprint car victory of the season on Saturday at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo. He also placed second in an ASCS Warrior Region race and third in a WAR Sprint Car Series event on Friday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo.

Scelzi swept a micro sprint event at Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif., on Friday, when he qualified the quickest, claimed a heat race and captured the main event.

Other Team ILP drivers with at least one top-five finish include:

Brandon Hanks charged from 12th to third place on Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., and he finished fifth on Saturday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., to maintain the ASCS Red River Region points lead.

Dale Blaney scored a third-place result on Saturday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

Jack Dover recorded his first podium of the season with a third-place finish on Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., with the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints.

Inside Line Promotions currently has openings to provide professional PR for drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. Here are the PR specials for the 2016 season:

· Purchase 10 Press Releases, Receive 1 FREE Press Release

· Purchase 25 Press Releases, Receive 3 FREE Press Releases

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

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

TEAM ILP WINS IN 2016 -

Derek Hagar - 6 (81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on March 25 and March 26; Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn., on April 23; Duck River Raceway Park in Lewisburg, Tenn., on April 30; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on May 14 and Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo., on May 21); Danny Lasoski - 4 (Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on Jan. 9 and Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 16, May 7 and May 21); Seth Bergman - 3 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on Feb. 27; Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on March 4 and Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on April 8); Dale Blaney - 3 (Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on Jan. 1; Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on April 15 and Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on April 23); Brandon Hanks - 3 (Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on March 25; Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., on April 17 and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on May 7); Giovanni Scelzi - 2 (Delta Speedway in Stockton, Calif., on April 30 and Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif., on May 20); Jason Sides - 2 (East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 18 and I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 26); Trey Starks - 2 (Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash., on April 2 and Lancaster Super Speedway in Lancaster, S.C., on April 9); Channin Tankersley - 2 (Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on May 6 and Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on May 7); Zac Taylor - 2 (Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers, Colo., on April 23 and Lamar Speedway in Lamar, Colo., on May 13); Josh Baughman - 1 (Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on March 26); Zach Blurton - 1 (WaKeeney Speedway in WaKeeney, Kan., on April 10); Johnny Herrera - 1 (Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on March 17); Chase Johnson - 1 (Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on May 14); Travis Rilat - 1 (Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia, on Feb. 13); Sammy Swindell - 1 (Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., on April 2); and Henry Van Dam - 1 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 7).

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Inside-Line-Promotions/151474394906077

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 by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Dills Entering Marvin Smith Memorial with a Lot of Confidence

Inside Line Promotions - COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (May 26, 2016) - Patrick Dills is heading into the biggest 360ci sprint car event of the season at Cottage Grove Speedway, which hosts the Marvin Smith Memorial this Saturday and Sunday.

The two-day event is culminated with a 41-lap main event on Sunday honoring the late Marvin Smith - a former track champion and local favorite who passed away in November 2013.

"Everybody loved Marvin and he is still missed at the track each week," he said. "I grew up watching Marvin race so it's an honor to be able to take part in his memorial event."

Dills has competed in the two previous Marvin Smith Memorial events at the quarter-mile oval. He placed 10th in the B Main in 2014 before ending 14th and 18th in the doubleheader last year.

"We broke an axle last year on the final night so we didn't get the result we were aiming for," he said. "We've really improved our 360 program and I think we can contend for a couple of top-five finishes this weekend."

Dills placed eighth during this year's season opener, which is the only 360 sprint car event he's been able to participate in this season thanks to poor weather. However, Dills has captured two podiums, three top fives and four top 10s in six 360 races at Cottage Grove Speedway since last season's Marvin Smith Memorial.

"We know we can put together good laps at Cottage Grove Speedway and that we can run up front," he said. "The goal for this weekend is to be consistent and set ourselves up to be in contention once the green flag waves for the main event each night."

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday and Sunday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., for the Marvin Smith Memorial

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Patrick-Dills-Racing/236840896439816?ref=br_tf

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PatrickDills90

Website: http://www.PatrickDillsRacing.com

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Jerry Dills Trucking

Jerry Dills, who is Patrick's father, has been an independent log truck driver throughout Oregon for the past 45-plus years.

"I wouldn't be able to do any of this racing without my dad and I can't thank him enough for all of his support throughout the years," Patrick Dills said.

Dills would also like to thank Jerry Dills Trucking, Jacob Daniels, Attorney at Law, BC Motorsports, Faye Stewart for U.S. Senate, Cedric Ross Hayden Oregon State Representative, Oregon Research Consultants, API, Bonnichsen Repair, Devine Continuous Gutters, M.D. Yearous Logging, Inc., Lynn Mulligan Trucking, Rocket Designs, Dirt Monkey Productions and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Trenca Makes First Two World of Outlaws Main Events of His Season

Inside Line Promotions - NEW EGYPT, N.J. (May 26, 2016) - Joe Trenca advanced into his first two World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series main events of the season within the last week.

The Mucci Motorsports driver made the feature last Sunday at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., during the Empire State Challenge as well as on Tuesday night at New Egypt Speedway.

"It's nice to make the show, but I'm past the fact of being happy just making the show," he said. "We need to work on some things. The Outlaws are always on top of their game. If you're not you aren't going to be able to beat them."

The action began with Trenca qualifying 22nd quickest on Sunday at Weedsport Speedway. He then finished where he started - eighth - in a heat race before capturing a fifth-place result in the Last Chance Showdown, which earned a transfer into the back of the main event.

"We made the main, but we missed the setup in the feature," he said. "We were way off and that was probably the worst track I've seen this year. It was hard to do anything, especially starting at the back. We just need to get the car to do what we want when it gets real slick."

Trenca pulled off the track on Lap 16 and he was credited with a 23rd-place result.

His qualifying effort improved on Tuesday at New Egypt Speedway, where Trenca timed in 17th quickest. He placed seventh in a heat race and second in the Last Chance Showdown to start the main event on the outside of the 11th row.

"We started at the back and there wasn't a lot of passing," he said after finishing 23rd. "We didn't really go anywhere. We have to qualify better at the start of the night to set ourselves up for the main event."

Trenca is set to make his debut at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., this Friday with the World of Outlaws for the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown.

"I'm excited to go down there," he said. "It looks like a cool place to go and with it being NASCAR weekend in Charlotte there should be a lot of fans there. I'm really looking forward to it."

Last Saturday's Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints event at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., rained out.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 22 - Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y. - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 5 (4); Feature: 23 (23).

May 24 - New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, N.J. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 7 (5); B Main: 2 (2); Feature: 23 (22).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mid Country Machinery

Mid Country Machinery has an extensive inventory of new equipment and also high-quality,late model used equipment. The company proudly represents the Kobelco, Kawasaki, JLG, Atlas Copco Powercrusher and SkyTrak lines of equipment. In addition, it also carries inventory from industry leading names such as Caterpillar, John Deere and many others.

Mid Country Machinery offers an extensive selection of equipment such as backhoes, dozers, excavators, manlifts, loaders, forklifts, crushing and screening equipment and much more. In addition, Mid Country Machinery specializes in and offers a wide variety of crushing, paving, and concrete equipment. For more information, visit http://www.MidCountry.com.

"I want to thank Mid Country Machinery for their partnership and what they've done for us," Trenca said. "I'm looking forward to growing mutually with them and taking Mid Country Machinery to Victory Lane."

Trenca would also like to thank Mucci Motorsports, The Paladin Group, FK Rod Ends, Fast Axle, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., National Parts Peddler, Seals-It, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Wilwood Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, Shute's Water Systems, Weld Wheels, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, Driver Websites, Inside Line Promotions, Don Ott Racing Engines and Hammerdown Photography for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Trenca is seeking additional marketing partners to get more experience by traveling and taking advantage of opportunities in the 410ci sprint car ranks. To learn more about options to team up with Mucci Motorsports, call Joe at 315-481-6080.

 

 

Reutzel Ready for Weekend Triple of 410-ci Action

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (May 26, 2016) – In less than one week, things pick up in a big way for Aaron Reutzel as he continues his defense of the Lucas Oil ASCS National championship with a month of June that includes a dozen scheduled events.

But, with one more idle weekend before that ramps up, Reutzel and the Shark-powered Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team will take in a three-race Memorial Day weekend of 410-ci events in Ohio and Indiana.

This weekend will find the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry in All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Ohio’s Attica Raceway Park on Friday, a $5,000-to-win card at Ohio’s Fremont Speedway on Saturday night and then World of Outlaws competition at Indiana’s Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday night.

It will be the first time for Reutzel to compete at all three tracks as he looks to pick up his first 410-ci win of the year in the Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt machine.

He has already picked off three 360-ci wins this season in the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance Filtration entry, most recently in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action at Texas Motor Speedway on May 14.

Reutzel comes off a weekend in the Northern Plains aboard Shane Liebig’s No. 55L Triple-X entry that showed great promise without the desired end results.

“Overall, it was a disappointing weekend,” Reutzel said of the triple that included NSL action at Minnesota’s Jackson Motorplex on Friday night followed by two nights at Badlands Speedway in South Dakota.

“We definitely had a lot more speed than our results show,” Reutzel said of the weekend. “I am happy to know though that we have Shane’s car going good, now we just need a little luck to go with it.”

A little luck that was lacking this past weekend; as indicated by a cut tire while racing for second, getting tangled up on the opening lap of a 35-lapper and then a late spin after racing through the field.

It was one of those weekends.

Reutzel started the weekend by timing in third with the NSL at Jackson.

“We qualified good, then we missed it a little in the heat and missed it a little in the Dash,” Reutzel said.

The team got it dialed in for the feature though, with Reutzel working his way towards the front.

“We got to racing hard with (Bill) Balog and then (Kerry) Madsen, sliding each other back and forth,” Reutzel explains. “I probably used my left rear up a little too much early.”

Up to fourth and with second in sight, Reutzel popped a left rear tire. Reutzel returned at the tail of the field and rallied back to 11th in the final eight laps.

“We had just got up to the third and second place cars,” Reutzel says. “We didn’t have anything for (Craig) Dollansky, I never even saw him, but we definitely had a second place car.”

Reutzel and Liebig’s No. 55L team made the trek to Brandon, South Dakota for Saturday night’s Silver Shootout that offered more than $25,000 in silver bars to the winner of the Badlands Speedway season opener.

And Reutzel surprised himself with a qualifying lap that was fifth-quick.

“I was shocked,” Reutzel said of the qualifying effort. “I jumped the cushion and had to get out of the gas, I thought I killed the lap.”

Earning a feature spot through heat race action, Reutzel drew the two for a front row outside starting position. “We were looking good for the feature,” Reutzel says.

Those high hopes were dashed before a lap was in the books.

“McCarl took off early, I wasn’t really ready for that and wasn’t in a good position to start,” Reutzel recalls. “Lynton (Jeffrey) got a good run and ran over me on the frontstretch, then goes into the first corner and spins in front of me.”

Reutzel kept his momentum going but fell back to 13th in the scrum. “We just rode around the rest of the way and finished eighth,” Reutzel said after his machine suffered suspension damage from the contact that adversely affected the handling the rest of the way.

“It was disappointing to get run over on the first lap of a 35 lap race,” Reutzel surmises.

It was back to Badlands on Sunday night, but this time with the 360-ci powerplant in place.

Heat races offered little opportunity for passing. “You pretty much finished where you started,” Reutzel commented.

Gridding the feature field 18th, Reutzel was on the move.

“We ran all the way up to fourth and then spun out,” Reutzel says. “There was just a few laps left, so we pulled in.”

Reutzel looks for similar speed and hopefully the strong results that go along with it as he takes to the Attica, Fremont and Lawrenceburg ovals for the first time this weekend.

2016 Quick Stats: 35 races, 3 wins, 10 top-fives, 18 top-tens.

Up Next:

Friday – All Star Circuit of Champions 410-ci Sprint Cars at Attica (OH) Raceway Park

Saturday - $5,000-to-win 410-ci Sprint Cars at Fremont (OH) Speedway

Monday – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at Lawrenceburg (IN) Speedway

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

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

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on www.sprintcarmania.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.

 

 

Bellm Posts Top-Five at Sedalia; Sets Sights on Double X

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (May 26, 2016) – Kyle Bellm picked off his second top-five finish in as many starts at Missouri’s State Fair Speedway this season by taking the checkered flag fifth in last Friday night’s 25-lap ASCS Warrior Region feature event atop “The Historic Half-Mile.”

With one more idle weekend before Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action kicks into high gear, Bellm and the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car team will take in another round of ASCS Warrior competition with Sunday night’s Tribute to Jesse and Daniel “Take it to the Tail Challenge” at California, Missouri’s Double X Speedway.

“I’m excited to get back to Double X this weekend, it’s always a lot of fun to race there,” the driver of the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision entry commented. Bellm won a pair of features at the tight, quarter-mile clay oval when he last competed there in 2014.

Bellm picked up some momentum last Friday at Sedalia that he and the Schure Built Suspensions/Christian County Collision Repair team would like to carry into next week’s trio of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events in Indiana and Michigan.

“We had a good night,” Bellm said of the Sedalia outing. “We got a top five and loaded it in the trailer in one piece, so no complaints at all.”

The night got off to a strong start for Bellm in the Bybee Lawn Care/Dynotech Racing Engines mount. “We were fast in the heat, started fourth and won that to get in the redraw.”

After redrawing a three, Bellm started the feature event inside the second row.

“I didn’t get a very good start, I went high when I probably shouldn’t have and got shuffled back,” Bellm said after falling back to seventh in the early going aboard the Schaeffer Oil/Prater Designs/Racinboys machine.

Bellm battled back though, working his way back up to fifth by race’s end.

“It got pretty spread out, so it took a while to run down one car, get clear of them and try to run down the next one,” Bellm said.

A top-five helps build the momentum Bellm and crew are looking for going into a busy slate of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events in June.

“We have had good speed each time out, we just need to start putting the good finishes together,” Bellm wraps up.

2016 Quick Stats: 13 races, 1 win, 3 top-five, 4 top-tens.

Up Next: ASCS Warrior Region at California, Missouri’s Double X Speedway on Sunday night.

Keep Track: Keep track of Kyle Bellm’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.kylebellm.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KyleBellmRacing?fref=ts or on Twitter at @kylebellmracing.

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

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on www.sprintcarmania.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.

 

 

Michael Kofoid Has Solid Weekend; Heads To Cottage Grove Speedway For Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic

By Ben Deatherage

Penngrove, California- After a solid two nights of racing last weekend Michael Kofoid is excited to return to place he is very familiar with. Golden State teenager Michael Kofoid will be making the long trip to Oregon this weekend as he will participate in the Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic at Cottage Grove Speedway. It will be the first time that the DES Inc./Dan Simpson Racing/Gary Silva Ranches/PAY Enterprises/GG&GG/S&S Automotive #4S Maxim have visited CGS since April 9th.

Last weekend Kofoid had a pair of terrific runs in his home state of California. The Penngrove pilot would compete at Ocean Speedway, in Watsonville, on Friday May 20th before heading to Petaluma Speedway on Saturday the 21st. He would post a fourth place finish at Watsonville and had a sixth place result at Petaluma.

“It was a pretty solid weekend for us,” said Kofoid, “it’s always a good feeling when you put the car in the trailer in one piece.”

With the upcoming big race at Cottage Grove, Kofoid will face drivers from all over the western United States. Last year, in early April and his first time at the ¼-mile clay oval, Michael was victorious at Cottage Grove. He also would compete in the 2015 edition of the Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic where he finished eighth on the final night.

“I’m really excited for this weekend. It’s a race I want to make every year as long as I can. It is special to be a part of something that honors a great driver and they have a weekend with so much going on.”

In one appearance at Cottage Grove this year Kofoid was an impressive third. He will look to build off of that run as well as his overall successful 2016 campaign to try and best the competition.

“I’m really looking forward to going back to Cottage Grove. We made a last minute decision to go up there last time but we ended up getting third behind some fast cars. We were fast all night and I think all of the previous experience and racing down here with the tough competition will really help us.”

2016 SPONSORS: DES Inc. Dan Simpson Racing Gary Silva Ranches PAY Enterprises GG&GG S&S Automotive

ON DECK: Friday, May 28th at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, OR

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Bryant and SawBlade.com Giving Away Gifts during Memorial Day Weekend Events

Inside Line Promotions - THE WOODLANDS, Texas (May 26, 2016) - Fans attending the Memorial Day weekend ASCS Gulf South Region sprint car events will get the opportunity to walk away with a Trajan 125 band saw and more thanks to Tommy Bryant and the SawBlade.com backed Cooper Motorsports team.

Bryant and his team will compete on Friday at RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas, in the 14th annual Memorial Day Classic. On Saturday, the SawBlade.com sponsored team will head to Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, before wrapping up the weekend on Sunday at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas.

SawBlade.com will be giving away a Trajan 125 band saw at RPM Speedway and Devil's Bowl Speedway. SawBlade.com will give away hats and another Trajan 125 band saw at Lone Star Speedway. Each of the Trajan 125 band saws are valued at $450!

A snap to carry to and from the work-site, the Trajan 125 band saw was designed with an arch-blocking device for operator convenience. This feature makes the 125 band saw easy for operators to handle. Its compact design and strong but lightweight build means operators can go mobile without compromising precise cutting capabilities.

For quick operation in the field, the Trajan 125 band saw offers simple blade tensioning. It also cuts without coolant and uses a standard blade length stop set. The sturdy 110v single phase motor comes with an electronic blade speed regulator. This saw offers powerful potential in a small package, ensuring operators don't have to compromise on quality in order to achieve rapid, accurate cuts. Whether operators are in the workhouse or on site, the Trajan 125 is an effective, hardworking saw.

Bryant and the Cooper Motorsports team will be gunning for a lot of ASCS Gulf South Region points and the possibility of a big payday. The weekend sweep challenge will still be in play this weekend - win two out of three events and Bryant could get a $1,000 bonus. A weekend sweep would pocket an extra $2,000 to bring the total winner's share on the weekend to a possible $10,000.

The weekend offers fans and teams variety as the three Texas ovals range from a quarter mile to a half mile in length with the banking only getting steeper as the weekend progresses.

Bryant enters the weekend ranked third in the ASCS Gulf South Region championship standings.

The front gates for the 14th annual Memorial Day Classic at RPM Speedway open at 5 p.m. with racing at 8 p.m. local time.

According to the RPM Speedway website, general admission ticket prices are $20 for adults, $10 for seniors (ages 60 and older), $10 for those with military identification and $5 for children ages 6 to 12 with children 5 and younger admitted free. Pit passes are $30.

The Devil's Bowl Speedway front gates swing open at 5 p.m. with racing at 8:30 p.m. local time.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $8 for seniors, those with military identification and for teens (ages 13 to 15) with children 12 and younger admitted free. Pit passes are $30.

At Lone Star Speedway the gates will open at 5:30 p.m. with hot laps at 7 p.m. local time.

According to the Lone Star Speedway website, tickets are $17 for adults (ages 12 to 64), while children ages 6 to 11 are $5 and ages 65 and older/active military are $15. Pit passes for all ages are $35.

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 8 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas; Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas; and Sunday at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com.

"This weekend is a great opportunity for us to expose the great products SawBlade has to offer to more people," Bryant said.

Bryant would also like to thank Cooper Motorsports, Central Tube and Bar, North American Steel Alliance, Dissolvalloy, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Westside Truck and Trailer, Leo's Automotive and DRII Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Up to Speed: LIVE Pay-Per-View Coverage of ‘Super Spectacle’ Available on AsphaltVision.com

OSWEGO, NY (May 26, 2016) – Oswego Speedway and AsphaltVision will begin its 2016 LIVE online streaming schedule with this Saturday’s Port City 160 ‘Super Spectacle’ featuring the ISMA Supermodified Jack Murphy Memorial, the Novelis Supermodified Jim Shampine Memorial, and the Pathfinder Bank SBS Tony White Memorial.

This weekend’s ‘Super Spectacle’ will see video coverage begin with ISMA Supermodified time trials at 4 p.m. From there, the broadcast will carry viewers through the remainder of the racing evening. Subscriptions for this weekend’s action are set at $29.99 and will cover all of the action, top to bottom, at the ‘Steel Palace.’

Other live events in 2016 include the ISMA Super King of Wings on July 9, the 30th annual $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified on July 23, as well as all of Budweiser International Classic weekend running from September 2-4.

Fans can purchase Pay-Per-View and tape delay subscriptions by signing into www.asphaltvision.com, logging into your account or creating a new one, and selecting the upcoming event subscription.

Only individual race night subscriptions will be available for this coming racing season with the full broadcast schedule and prices listed at www.asphaltvision.com.

Updated in 2012, all of the video broadcast LIVE through www.asphaltvision.com at Oswego Speedway will be available in beautiful high-definition and streamed through Flash Video as well as a Mobile/iOS video stream.

Once again, Thomas Video Productions will serve as the production team for all Speedway broadcasts featuring multiple cameras around the fast 5/8 mile including the turn one roof top camera, the fabulous turn three tower shot, along with a breathtaking front straight speed cam.

WHAT:

Port City 160 ‘Super Spectacle’ presented by Corr/Pak Merchandising and Shea Conrete featuring the ISMA Supermodified Jack Murphy Memorial 50, the Novelis Supermodified Jim Shampine Memorial 75, and the Pathfinder Bank SBS Tony White Memorial 35.

WHEN:

Saturday May 28, at Oswego Speedway in Oswego, NY. Pit gates will open at 11:30 a.m., grandstands at 1:30 p.m., hot laps at 1:30 p.m., ISMA time trials at 4 p.m., racing at 5 p.m.

WHERE:

Oswego Speedway is located at 300 East Albany St. in Oswego, NY

TICKETS:

Padded reserved seats $40, general admission $35, Pit Passes $40, VIP $90. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (315) 342-0646. Kids 16 and under are free with paid adult. Active military are free with proper ID.

ON THE INTERNET:

Oswego Speedway – www.oswegospeedway.com

Twitter - @OswegoSpeedway

Facebook – facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway

YouTube – OswegoSpeedwayOnline

Live Updates can be seen on Twitter, Facebook, as well as the Oswego Speedway website LIVE Video – www.asphaltvision.com

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (5/26/16) - For open wheel race fans, Waynesfield Raceway Park is the place to be for Memorial Day weekend. Saturday night, the 1/3rd mile in the cornfields of Waynesfield, Ohio comes back alive with four divisions of open wheel racing. The K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders headline the program making their first appearance of the 2016 season. The Satellite Connections Non Wing Sprint Cars and the Quest Federal Union UMP Modifieds join the open wheel program with a guest appearance from the Block Insurance Tough Trucks. Adult general admission for the open wheel event is just $15. Kids 11-15 years of age admitted for $6 with everyone under the age of ten admitted for free. Pit admission is just $30. Pit side gates swing open at 4PM; grandstands at 5PM. Cars take the track for hot laps at 6PM with racing following at 7PM.

Get the latest Waynesfield Raceway Park information online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

 

 

CANYON SPEEDWAY HOSTS “5TH ANNUAL SALUTE TO INDY” THIS SATURDAY & SUNDAY

By Lance Jennings

MAY 25, 2016... This Saturday and Sunday, May 28th & 29th, the USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars will invade Peoria’s Canyon Speedway for the “5th Annual Salute to Indy.” Promoted by Kevin Montgomery, both nights will also feature Napa Non Wing Sprint Cars, Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Presents IMCA Hobby Stocks vs Renegades, Western ModLites, and Mini Sprints. The Front Gates will open at 5:00pm with Racing scheduled to begin at 7:00pm. For more event and ticket information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or call 602.258.RACE (7223).

The "Salute to Indy" has been an Arizona tradition going back to the days of the legendary Manzanita Speedway. In 1991, Ricky Johnson won the inaugural race and also scored victories in 1992 and 1995. In 2012, Canyon Speedway revived the event and California’s Colby Copeland earned the win. Since then, Ricky’s son R.J. has dominated the race by taking the last three checkered flags.

Since January 26, 2013, Canyon Speedway has hosted forty-six USAC SouthWest Sprint Car events. 3-time champion R.J. Johnson leads all drivers with twelve “home track” victories followed by Bryan Clauson (8), Ryan Bernal (4), and Stevie Sussex (4). This year, Clauson (3), Josh Hodges (2), and Stevie Sussex (1) have earned wins at Canyon, while rain washed out the April 30th show. A complete series win list at Canyon is at the end of this release.

Entering the sixth point race, Stevie Sussex (Tempe, Arizona) has a 30-point lead over the competition. Racing Mike Burkhart’s #21AZ Stratis Construction / Westin Diversified RSS, Sussex earned his third win of the season at Queen Creek on May 7th. To date, the hard charger has also posted three heat race victories, one top-qualifier award, one hard charger award, six top-10 finishes, and 60 feature laps led to his credit. Stevie ranks fourth in series wins and will be looking to sweep the “Salute to Indy.”

R.J. Johnson (Tempe, Arizona) is second in the chase for the championship. Driving Bill Michael’s #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson led five laps at Queen Creek before finishing second. Heading to Canyon, the three-time champion has one feature win, three heat race victories, three top-qualifier awards, ten top-10 finishes, and 39 feature laps led. This weekend, R.J. will have his sights on claiming his fifth “Salute to Indy” triumph.

“Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. (Buckeye, Arizona) ranks third in the point standings. Piloting the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / Rod End Supply RSS, Davis ran third at Arizona Speedway. To date, the five-time Arizona champion has six heat race victories, one top-qualifier award, one hard charger award, ten top-10 finishes, and 34 feature laps led. “Chargin” Charles is second on the SouthWest win list with 13 features and will be looking to win his fourth “Salute to Indy.”

“The Magic Man” Mike Martin (Yuma, Arizona) sits fourth in the championship point chase. Racing his #16 Sherwin-Williams / Boulevard Truck Maxim, Martin claimed seventh at Queen Creek. Heading to Canyon, the former Hall of Fame Classic winner has three heat race victories, one hard charger award, eight top-10 finishes, and 27 feature laps led on the year. “The Magic Man” is tied for fifth on the win list and will have his sights on winning both nights at Canyon Speedway.

After running fourth at Queen Creek, Matt Rossi (Glendale, Arizona) has climbed to fifth in the USAC SouthWest points. Driving the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / IWR Spike, Rossi has three top-10 finishes and 1 feature lap led to his credit. The former 360 Western World Champion will be looking to add the “Salute to Indy” to his win list.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are Josh Pelkey, Nick Aiuto, Dennis Gile, Chris Bonneau, “The Bull” Tye Mihocko, Andy Reinbold, Brian Hosford, Tom Ogle, Dustin Burkhart, Landon Cling, Michael Curtis, Shon Deskins, Asa Kesterson, and more.

Canyon Speedway is located at 9777 West Carefree Highway in Peoria, Arizona. To get to the track, take Lake Pleasant Parkway, then 1.3 miles west on Carefree Highway. Adult Tickets are $16 with $3 discounts available for Seniors, Military, and Students. Kids Tickets (7-12) are $6 and Children (6 and under) are FREE. VIP passes are available for $20 and advance tickets are on sale now. For more event information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or call 602.258.RACE (7223).

For more information on the USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook. ----------------------------------------------- USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONS: 2013-R.J. Johnson, 2014-R.J. Johnson, 2015-R.J. Johnson.

CANYON SALUTE TO INDY WINNERS: 2012-Colby Copeland, 2013-R.J. Johnson, 2014-R.J. Johnson. 2015-R.J. Johnson.

2016 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS: 4-Bryan Clauson, 3-Stevie Sussex, 2-Josh Hodges, 1-R.J. Johnson.

CANYON USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS: 12-R.J. Johnson, 8-Bryan Clauson, 4-Ryan Bernal, 4-Stevie Sussex, 3-Dave Darland, 3-Charles Davis Jr., 2-Brady Bacon, 2-Josh Hodges, 2-Josh Pelkey, 2-Matt Rossi, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Mike Martin, 1-Mike Spencer, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. Stevie Sussex-386, 2. R.J. Johnson-356, 3. Charles Davis Jr.-336, 4. Mike Martin-294, 5. Matt Rossi-279, 6. Josh Pelkey-258, 7. Nick Aiuto-247, 8. Dennis Gile-238, 9. Chris Bonneau-215, 10. Tye Mihocko-196, 11. Andy Reinbold-191, 12. Brian Hosford-186, 13. Tom Ogle-149, 14. Dustin Burkhart-142, 15. Bruce St. James-138, 16. Landon Cling-122, 17. Michael Curtis-118, 18. Shon Deskins-115, 19. Asa Kesterson-85, 20. Bryan Clauson-79.

 

 

All Stars 2016-17

Proposed Schedule

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series is very pleased to announce their proposed schedule for the upcoming 10th anniversary season.

The series will kick off the season at Timmis Speedway, Mildura and then head to Sonic Speedway, Swan Hill, Heartland Raceway, Moama is next on the calendar. Then follows Murray Bridge Speedway and back to Heartland Raceway, Moama. Now paying $10,000 to win the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge is back at Simpson in January 2016. Blue Ribbon Raceway, Horsham is next on the calendar. Borderline Speedway, Mt Gambier have again locked in the Tyson Perez Memorial. The Series Final then being held at Timmis Speedway, Mildura again.

Dates are –

November 5 - Timmis Speedway, Mildura. VIC November 12 – Sonic Speedway,Swan Hill. VIC November 19- Heartland Raceway, Moama. NSW
November 26 – Murray Bridge Speedway, Murray Bridge SA December 3 - Heartland Raceway, Moama. NSW
January 7 - TBC

January 14 - All Star Challenge Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway, VIC February 4 - Blue Ribbon Raceway, Horsham, Vic
February 11 -Tyson Perez Memorial. Borderline Speedway - Mount Gambier, SA February 25 - Timmis Speedway, Mildura. Vic

“We are very excited to release our dates early in the off season. The dates & venues have been changed around a little bit this season to work in with venues but the November swing allows us to run the “King of the River” again this season. We are working on other additions that we can hopefully add to the series. Now how long to go -6 months but who’s counting? ” Searle says.

 

 

NEW ERA DAWNS FOR MURRAY BRIDGE SPEEDWAY

Official release: Murray Machining & Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway May 26, 2016

A brand new chapter is written in Murray Bridge Speedway history this week as the first of many changes to the historic venue are made.

Now a part of the Madetoogo Group that owns Valvoline Raceway in Sydney and Hi-Tec Oils Speedway in Toowoomba the iconic SA track will be rejuvenated with an injection of funds, structural upgrades and marketing strategies.

“It’s an exciting time for Murray Bridge specifically but also Speedway in South Australia across the board,” says Valvoline Raceway Managing Director Steve Green, “we start implementing many of the new initiatives and structures into the track as of this week. It’s a period of endless possibilities.”

Many items are on the agenda.

The creation of the new track website is now completed. A new mobile enabled app for the three tracks, USC and Clayperview will be launched shortly.

The fresh feel and the all-important race dates have been approved and confirmed by the South Australian Sprintcar Association “Sprintcars SA”.

Race dates for all categories are being confirmed shortly with Steve Green stating, “Murray Bridge Speedway is about the sum of all parts. We have a steadfast commitment to all of the classes that have recently been employed to race at the venue. Our season will include all of the categories that raced last year. We’ll be announcing the dates very soon after we meet with the various Association delegates.”

The Giant Video Screen has been commissioned and is currently being built and readied for transport and placement.

Last week the positions for the placement and fitting of the fibre optic cables that will allow TV camera images to be switched to the OB truck and then broadcast worldwide on Clayperview.com have been determined.

The inclusion of SA Speedway Legend Nights will be announced soon with several former greats being honoured on various nights of the new season.

“The Legends Series concept we have rolled out in Sydney over the past two seasons has been tremendously successful. There are so many wonderful South Australian Speedway heroes that we plan on honoring in 2016/2017 and beyond,” says Green.

The announcement of a revamped and rejuvenated commentary and entertainment team and also commentary system will follow soon.

Speedway Manager Tim McAvaney and his assistant Bev Lloyd have been confirmed for the new season to retain their positions.

Plant and equipment will be brought into the Speedway to begin venue refurbishments.

Several USC Social media initiatives will be brought into South Australia including the popular “Inside the helmet” interview series and an increased emphasis on Facebook and Instagram.

With the countdown on for the start of the 2016/2017 season work behind the scenes is about to hit fever pitch.

Murray Machining & Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway – It’s your Speedway SA!

 

 

B.O.S.S. Sprints Without Wings Saturday at Mercer Raceway Park!

(Mercer, PA May 25, 2916): The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series will close out the month of May at Mercer Raceway Park. The 410 Sprints will race without their wings on May 28. "This is always a fan favorite event," said track owner Bill Altman. "We will have a full slate of supporting classes, too," he added.

"Mother Nature has not been very good to us so far, or to Mercer Raceway Park, either," said B.O.S.S. man Aaron Fry. Indeed, the traveling series has only completed one race, held at Fremont Speedway, with seventeen-year-old Cooper Clouse taking the win. And, the 4 Your Car Connection Sprints have only finished two races so far this season at the Park. The winners were Brandon Matus and Brandon Spithaler, both of whom have wins racing with the B.O.S.S. tour. Matus and Spithaler are expected to be in competition this weekend.

The B.O.S.S. racers will include several names familiar to local fans. "Superman," Arnie Kent has limited his racing to infrequent appearances at B.O.S.S. contests over the past couple of seasons. He was sixth in the series opener at Fremont. Also racing without the wings will be former track regulars like Joe Butera and Bob McMillin, and young Andy Feil.

All three previous B.O.S.S. champions, Dustin Smith, Mike Miller, and Shawn Westerfield, are expected to be in the thick of the action. Plus, Carmen Perigo, Jr., a veteran of the tough Super Sportsmen class that competes in Central Pennsylvania, is expected to make his first start ever at Mercer. Add in accomplished racers like Michael Fischesser and Aaron Middaugh, and you will have a talented bunch of drivers.

And, it was recently announced that the track will provide full points for all competitors, so racers like Jack Sodeman, Jr., Brent Matus, Michael Bauer, and many others will be on hand to represent the home team.

"This should be a great program," Fry said. "Our racers really enjoy this track, it has a lot of character," he explained. And, Fry should know. He has years of driving experience under his belt, and he always liked the challenge of Mercer Raceway Park. "Plus, there are some darn good racers there who can get around without the wings just as good as they do with them."

Also on the card will be the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, led by two-time winner Jimmy Holden and Kyle Fink. The Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors will race, with their wings as usual, so fans will see whether opening night winner Andy Priest can get back on track. He crashed during the race won by young Jacob Gomola. The Precise Racing Products Open Stocks will be part of the fun. Everybody is wondering if yet another orange colored car will reach victory lane. These classes will go to the post along with the B.O.S.S. Sprints, at 7 p.m.

Remember that there will be early bird racing for the Elder Tractor Sales and Service Junior Sprints, the Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks, and the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites will kick things off at 5:30. The Junior Sprints and Mod Lites were added to this event at no cost to the fans, so his will be a real bargain.

Adults can enjoy all of the fun for just $15. Seniors (60+) will be admitted for $13, and students (9-15) for 7. Children (8 and under)will be admitted for free, as is customary at the track. Family Passes will be available for $32, and that will benefit two adults and up to four minors of any age. Pit Passes will be $30.

The pit gates will open at 4, and the spectator gates will open at 4:30. Racing will start at 5:30 for the early classes, and at 7 for the headline acts.

Then, on Sunday, May 29, Mercer Raceway Park will host the All American Spring National Truck and Tractor Pulling event. This program will carry a Monday rain date. Saturday Night Live! racing will return to the oval on Saturday, June 4, with Twin State Auto Racing Fan Club Night. All members in good standing will get free admission to the grandstands.

You can get alerts regarding the cancellation of any racing event at Mercer Raceway Park sent directly to your smartphone or other electronic device. To register, please go to the track's website, www.mercerracewaypark.com, click on the icon for RainedOut.com, and follow the easy steps.

Marketing partners of Mercer Raceway Park include Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Mercer Hardware, Schaeffer's Specialized Lubricants, Scheidemantle Motors, Greenhill Farms Equipment, Inc., the Normandy Banquet Center of Hickory VFW Post 6166, Flynn's Tire & Auto Service, Pizza Joe's, Sharon Auto Wrecking, Inc., AMSOIL, Noga Ambulance Service, Inc., Pyrotechnico, Watson's, Inc., Big Dog Indoor Racing & Hobby, Ritenour Equipment Co., Herr's Foods, the American Cancer Society, Sunburst Environmental, and Lias Tires.

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

 

 

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at Thunder Mountain ($3500 to win) and Utica-Rome ($2000 to win).
By Dean Reynolds

SYRACUSE, NY – Memorial Day Weekend gets most racing fans into high gear with big events all over the United States. For the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) it’s no different with two big events which will be held at the Thunder Mountain Speedway on Saturday night and the Utica-Rome Speedway on Sunday.

This marks the first time ever that ESS will visit Thunder Mtn. on Memorial Weekend with the event showcasing one of the largest full point payoffs in history with $3,500 going to the winner, $2,000 for second, $1,000 for third and $300 set aside just to take the green. Points will be awarded for overall Lucas Oil Championship and the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour.

The next night, it’s like no other tradition when the stars and cars from ESS will invade the famed ½ mile in Vernon, NY where it does for every holiday weekend during the racing season. The $2,000 to win, $275 to start A-Main will also pay points for the SUNY Canton Series and marks as a big tune up for the July 31st, $10,000 to win Cole Cup.

The Beard Sewer and Drain Timed Hot Laps will be at Utica-Rome only this weekend as there is no timing loop at Thunder Mountain. Car Mate Trailers will bring you the heat events, Lacaillade Masonry backs the B-Main with the most recent sponsorship coming from Mach 1 Chassis as the title of the A-Main’s.

Trackside Products brings you the Cobra Coaches Dash event at Thunder Mountain with the dash sponsorship still available at Utica-Rome.

After two events, Steve Poirier is leading the points battle followed by Jason Barney, Bryan Howland, Parker Evans, Tommy Wickham, Paul Kinney, Jonathan Preston and Chad Miller who are expected to be in the field this weekend. Other drivers such as Matt Tanner, Sam Reakes IV, Dave Axton, Mike Stelter, Shawn Donath, George Suprick, Paulie Colagiovanni, Keith Granholm, Tim Axton, Jeff Cook, James Hanson, Brandon Kidd, Thomas Radivoy and more also to be at both shows.

At Uitca on Sunday, we can expect to see Danny Varin, Larry Wight, Chuck Hebing, Kelly Hebing, Jared Zimbardi, Dain Naida, Cory Sparks, Pete Richardson, Paul Habeck and others to join in.

Thunder Mountain, $3,500 to win, Utica-Rome, $2,000 to win and the Lucas Oil ESS traveling road show. It’s Memorial Day Weekend and time to honor all those that gave the ultimate sacrifice. What better way than with America’s Race Cars, it will be excitement guaranteed!

Past Empire Super Sprint Winners at Thunder Mtn. Speedway.

Aug. 26, 2014

Stewart Friesen

Sept. 5, 2015

Curt Michael


Past Empire Super Sprint Winners Utica-Rome Speedway

May26, 1986

Dave Kelly

July 27, 1986

Bill Peri

May 25, 1987

Gordy Button

Oct. 3, 1987

Mike VanDusen

June 11, 1989

George Sifo

July 9, 1989

Rob Hart

Aug. 20, 1989

Mal Lane

July 8, 1990

Bob Podolak

Aug. 11, 1990

Jeff Thomas

Aug. 9, 1992

Lance Yonge

May 29, 1994

Bobby Parrow

May 26, 1996

Mike Woodring

Sept. 1, 1996

Mike Woodring

Sept. 2, 2001

Steve Dow

Sept. 1, 2002

Dan Kaszubinski

Oct. 9, 2002

Doug Emery

May 25, 2003

Mike Lutz

July 6, 2003

Justin Barger

Aug. 31, 2003

Justin Barger

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Brad Loyet – South Dakota Silver!

(Bill W) May 25, 2016 – Brad Loyet and the Vacuworx #o5 team was rewarded with about $7,000 in silver Saturday night in their first ever visit to Badlands Motor Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota. The Sunset Hills, Missouri driver finished fifth in the 47-car field and took a quick liking to the 1/3-mile oval. A podium finish on Friday in Sedalia, Missouri was also a part of the weekend. This weekend, the team plans to take in MOWA action at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri Saturday and at Quincy Raceways in Illinois Sunday.

Friday’s action at the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia saw the ASCS-Warrior region assembled. Brad drew the pole of his heat. “We were able to run off in the heat,” he says. “We had a really good car. That put us in the redraw, and we drew the seven.”

Winning from row four would be tough. “The track was a lot different than the first time we were there this year,” says Brad. “It wasn’t lockdown heavy, but it was a really narrow lane early on. We needed to start up front. (Jonathan) Cornell drew the one, and (Derek) Hagar drew the four, I think.”

Brad moved forward in a hurry. “We were able to get to third fairly quickly,” he says. “My car started coming in really well, and then we had a red flag. It was about a 25-minute red, and it killed me. I just needed to keep the tires hot and keep going. I tried to get them hot again before the green flew, but it wasn’t enough. It took until the last five laps to catch the leaders again. We didn’t have enough to finish the deal and we ended up third.”

The April trip to Sedalia resulted in a DNF. “From the way our trip went the last time, running third was good,” says Brad. “We had some fun again there, and that’s all you can ask for I guess.”

After an overnight trip to Sioux Falls and an engine change, the team was ready for the Silver Shootout at Badlands. Brad quickly took a liking to the track. “I really felt good in the car,” he says. “I thought we were better than where we qualified (16th). That put us on the front row outside of the heat, which was the best place to be it turns out the way the track was. It was definitely narrow. We were able to get the jump and win the heat. We managed to dodge two lapped cars who were trying to crash on the back straight too.”

The heat win gave him enough points to qualify for a redraw that saw him pull a feature starting spot inside row three. “I was excited about the five,” says Brad. “I knew the top five paid really well. On the start, we kind of fell in line. About seven laps in, I drove into three and four on a restart. I did everything but flip the car and we fell back to tenth. That killed us, because I had to pass all those guys back.”

Brad was able to work his way back up into the top five. “We found something on the low side of three and four that not many other drivers did,” he says. “We kept the left rear in the good stuff, and I was able to pass a lot of cars down there. We were able to get back up to fifth, and (Justin) Henderson and (Tim) Kaeding were battling for fourth and fifth at the time. We got into fifth and the red came out. It was an open red, and there wasn’t much movement after that. That’s where we finished.”

It was a solid payday for fifth. “Walking out of there with seven grand in silver was pretty cool,” says Brad. “I was really happy and so was my Dad. It was nice to have a weekend without the dumb luck, where we could just race. We were happy about that. I hope it continues when we race with ASCS again in June.”

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Brandon Wimmer – Fourth Place Run with the All Stars!

(Bill W) May 25, 2016 – Brandon Wimmer and the Hartnell Motorsports #48H team continued to impress in Wisconsin last weekend. The Fairmount, Indiana driver climbed from ninth to second with the All Stars and the IRA at Wilmot Speedway Saturday before settling for a fourth place finish. Misfortune followed Sunday at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, however.

The IRA format was used at Wilmot. “We went out early in qualifying and didn’t time in very well,” says Brandon. “The track got better as qualifying went on. We ended up 18th quick.”

To make the top ten starting spots in the feature, Brandon had to win his heat from outside row one. “It was really good that we won our heat,” he says. “That was the difference between starting ninth and starting eighteenth.”

He moved up quickly in the main event. “We were really good in the feature,” says Brandon. “It got to the halfway point and we were in the top five racing with Sheldon Haudenschild and Dale Blaney. We got by them, but we never really got close to (leader Danny) Holtgraver.”

One slip sent Brandon back to fourth at the checkers. “What hurt us most was never getting to lapped traffic,” he says. “We were a lot better in traffic, but it seemed every time we got to the back of the field, we had another caution. Overall, it was good. We got up to second, and got into the cushion a little hard one time. We fell back to fourth and kind of finished there.”

Sunday night with the IRA at Angell Park, he would time in second quick and make it through the heat. Things ended in the feature though. “We were about three-quarters of the way into the feature and I got into the wall,” says Brandon. “I got into the cushion too hard. That tore the front end out.”

Unfortunately, a leak surfaced in maintenance. “We had planned on racing this weekend, but it looks like we won’t know,” says Brandon. “It sounds like we have an issue with the head gasket. We ran with this team a couple times at the end of last year. They really worked hard over the winter, and it shows with the way we’ve been running so far. I’m looking forward to getting back there when the car is ready to go again, hopefully, in June.”

Brandon does have two races on his calendar this Memorial Day weekend though. He will be aboard John Shewbrook’s #A67 at Atomic Raceway near Chillicothe, Ohio on Saturday and with the World of Outlaws at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana Monday.

Hartnell Motorsports would like to thank SFR Painting and Staining, Pure Air Heating and Air Conditioning, Trinity Homes and May Roofing.

Brandon would like to thank his own long-term partners Simpson Racing Products, Butlerbuilt Professional Seat Systems and All Star Performance.

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Wednesdays with Wayne – A Win on the Old Stomping Grounds!

(Bill W) May 25, 2016 – Wayne Johnson and the Two-C Racing team won an exciting feature Saturday night at Lawton Speedway in Oklahoma. The win with the ASCS-Red River Region was his third in the Oklahoma City native’s last three trips there. Early in his career, Lawton was a normal Saturday night stop for him. This weekend, the team plans on three events in Texas with the ASCS-Gulf South region. They include Friday at RPM Speedway near Crandall, Saturday at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite and Sunday at Lonestar Speedway near Kilgore.

On Friday, the Red River region was in action at Creek County Speedway near Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Wayne started fourth in his heat. “It had rained all week, and the track was just wet and heavy,” he says. “We were able to get up to second, which was enough to get in the redraw where we drew the three.”

A heavy, one-lane track awaited, and Wayne didn’t get a good start from inside row two. “I got a bad start, and we were back in fourth right off the bat,” he says. “We got run over going into turn one, and we were back in sixth. The racetrack was one-lane and heavy. We really didn’t want to tear anything up, so we pulled it in. I think nine cars finished. A lot of drivers were busting their rear-ends out there.”

Things went smoother at Lawton. The #2c went from fifth to third in the heat. “I definitely have an experience advantage over most of the drivers there,” says Wayne. “I raced there every Saturday night when I started. It is a different track now though. But we’ve won the last three races we’ve been to at Lawton.”

Wayne would again start third in the main event. “We were running in third or fourth there for a bit,” he says. “The car got a little better as the race went on. Some of the guys in front of me were making some mistakes in traffic and stuff and we were able to gain some spots.”

He would soon challenge Blake Hahn for the lead. “Blake was doing a good job up front battling with us,” says Wayne. “I wasn’t real comfortable in the car, but we were able to stay with him. I think there were about four laps to go, and I was able to sneak by him and a lapped car for the win.”

Wayne and the team will have a different car for this weekend. “Our car definitely wasn’t the best car there,” he says. “We’re putting a different Eagle together this week. We’re just going to try something different to get our balance back to where we need it.”

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Wayne arrived at his first Chili Bowl back in 2006 with style. After struggling from C to B in his preliminary, he would start Wayne Simmons #F5 in Saturday’s F Feature where he finished third. He proceeded to run the alphabet from the E (4th), D (3rd), C (5th) and B (5th). Finally, his luck ran out as he dropped out with a 23rd place finish in the championship race, and a good night’s sleep followed.

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Josh Schneiderman – Better Timing!

(Bill W) May 25, 2016 – Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team hope an improved qualifying performance last Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway is a sign of more of the same this weekend. After struggling back in the pack most of the year, the West Burlington, Iowa driver timed in the top ten last Saturday night with the National Sprint League. This weekend, not only will he have another NSL event at Knoxville, but he will also be competing Sunday at his home track, 34 Raceway, with the Sprint Invaders.

Josh was happy about timing in the top ten of the NSL field. “We gained a little bit there,” he says. “We’re definitely making progress and we were happy about that. I hope there’s more of that to come.”

The team had hoped a practice session Friday would help them in their qualifying. “Honestly, during practice, the track wasn’t really where we see it during qualifying for sure,” says Josh. “We’re just continuing to make some small changes here and there, and we seem to be moving in the right direction. We’ll keep at it.”

After registering tenth quick, Josh started the first heat inside row two. “The heat didn’t go our way,” he says. “There was a car that really slowed in front of us to start the heat. That bottled me up on the bottom, and then we really got our front chopped off heading into three. The first lap really dictated where we were going to run in that heat race. That really cost us a shot at finishing in the top eight in points heading into the feature.”

He would start outside row six for the feature. “There really wasn’t much on the bottom to speak of, other than in one and two,” says Josh. “The cushion was kind of one-lane on the top and kind of choppy. We chose to use the W18 (right rear tire). Everyone has told us not to do that, and we proved them right. When the track gets dry like it was, there’s just no bite in that tire. In addition, we put on a left rear to take the stagger out, and we actually gained an inch during the race. That really hurt too.”

He would hold his own, however, and checker 13th. “Still we were able to fight ninth through twelfth the whole race,” says Josh. “It wasn’t that disappointing, because we knew the things that we did wrong. It never hurts to have the money put in the purse that we have with the NSL this year at Knoxville. We really appreciated the right rear tire the track gave the teams Saturday too. I hope the track is benefiting as much from the higher purse as we are. We’ve had some great crowds this year, and Saturday was no different.”

Josh is also looking forward to Sunday’s event in West Burlington. “We’re excited to go back to 34,” he says. “We didn’t have a very good showing there opening night. I think we have the bugs worked out of that racecar, and I think we have an opportunity to finish up front on Sunday.”

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Russ Hall – He’s Back!

(Bill W) May 25, 2016 – This weekend will mark the return of Russ Hall to racing. Though the start of the season has been delayed a bit as he has waited to get the car all together, the Pleasant Hill, Iowa driver looks to be busy the rest of the summer. Not only will he be competing in the Skillz Motorsports #29 powered by new partner, ADG, LLC, but he will also partner with Jake Glasgow behind the wheel of the Blackbird Motorsports #59 with the Sprint Invaders and other shows in the Burlington, Iowa area.

Russ has been waiting on his power plant, and the Jackson Motorplex 360 one-lap track record holder will point his trailer towards Minnesota for some GOMUDDY.COM 360 action this weekend. “We’re planning on finally getting our car out this Friday night,” he says. “We’ll head up to Jackson for their Twin Features. We’re running a little bit behind, but in a week or two, we’ll be going full blast. We’ll mostly be running the #29 at Jackson and Knoxville.”

He is also excited about having a new partner on board. “I have to thank the guys from ADG, LLC,” says Russ. “They are concrete contractors from right here in Des Moines. They’re helping us out quite a bit this year. I also have to thank Waterfront Seafood Market of Ankeny and Kulow Trucking of Adams, Minnesota for being back on board. Rooster Graphics did a great job with our car also.”

Sunday, Russ will team up with Blackbird Motorsports for Sprint Invaders action at 34 Raceway in West Burlington. “I’m really excited to be driving for Jake and Jerry Glasgow with Blackbird Motorsports in their #59 car,” he says. “Hopefully, we’ll be running some Sprint Invaders and h other races in their area. I want to do well for them starting this Sunday at Burlington.”

The car, sponsored by Midland Performance, 9. and JKG, Inc., has been driven by Jake the last several years. “I’ve been operating this team for four or five years now,” he says. “I started with the 305 and we’ve kind of built it up. My parents are partners with me now and own the 360 engine. We’re at the point where we have some decent stuff. I’ve had three hats here as owner, lead wrench and driver. Any time you’re doing that, unless you’re a professional, it’s pretty tough.”

He explained why he partnered with Russ. “I’d like to see where we are a little bit with a quality driver behind the wheel. Nothing against myself, I can go out there compete and make the show, but when it comes to competing at the highest level, I’m not there yet as a driver. I think I’m there as a mechanic, operator and owner though. Also, with a family business, I can’t race enough and do this enough to stay as sharp as I need to.”

Jake sees similarities between his team and Skillz Motorsports. “I knew Russ was down an engine this year, and when I thought of people to call, he was at the top of the list,” he says. “He’s a really good fit. We come from the same background as far as our teams. We don’t have a lot, but what we do have is competitive on the racetrack. I race out of Midland Performance, and Russ has always had a good relationship with Matt (Rogerson) and Scott (Bonar) there too. It’s going to be weird not driving, but I’m really pumped to work together with Russ.”

Russ and the Skillz Motorsports team would like to thank: ADG, LLC, Waterfront Seafood Market, Kulow Trucking of Adams, Minnesota and Rooster Graphics.

Photo: Russ should have that empty hole under the hood filled by this weekend!

 

 

McMahan Records Top-10 at Weedsport Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Paul McMahan and his Destiny Motorsports team overcame a trying week in the Northeast to finish in the seventh spot on Sunday night at the Weedsport Speedway.

“Thursday and Friday night were just bad nights for us, but we went to work and made some changes and had a couple of okay runs on Sunday and Tuesday,” Paul McMahan said.

Putting Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway in the rear view mirror very quickly, McMahan and his Destiny Motorsports team hit the track on Sunday night with some decent speed as the Nashville, TN driver timed in seventh fastest in time trials.

Finishing fourth in his heat race, McMahan would line the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Benic Enterprises No. 7 machine up in the fifth row for the feature event.

Using a good start, McMahan would surge into the seventh spot as he would spend much of the race battling with Brent Marks, Brad Sweet, and Shane Stewart. Getting up as high as the sixth spot at times during the torrid four car battle, McMahan would run a very good race that saw him pick up a seventh place finish.

Tuesday night saw the team travel to New Jersey where they would check in at the New Egypt Speedway for the Jersey Outlaw Classic. Again turning in a nice qualifying effort, McMahan would time in sixth fastest before running second in his heat race and move into the night’s dash.

Finishing in the eighth spot, the Elk Grove, CA native would line the Rick Rogers Construction/Maxim Chassis/Walker Performance Filtration backed entry up in the fourth row for the feature event.

Struggling with his car a little in the feature event, McMahan would spend much of the feature event fighting for position within the Top-10. A late restart would bunch the field up and as McMahan went to make a move on the high-side and would get shuffled back to 12th where he would close out his night.

“Sunday and Tuesday were night and day different from early in the week which was good for us,” McMahan said. “Tuesday night we had a good night going but didn’t quite make all of the changes we needed for the feature and we couldn’t really get moving forward. It was a tough week, but I am thankful for everyone that continues to stick with this team, and support us.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Benic Enterprises, Rick Rogers Construction, Maxim Chassis, Boss Signs and Graphics, Driver Websites, Petersen Media, FK Rod Ends, Walker Performance Filtration, KSE Racing Products, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, Parker Engines, Keizer Wheels, DMI, Red Devil Brakes, Champion Oil, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Astro Titanium, and Hoosier Tire for their continued support.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-36, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-8.

ON TAP: Paul McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team will be in action at the Charlotte Dirt Track on Friday night and at the Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS7. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with Paul, you can follow him on Twitter @PaulMcMahan.

 

 

DJ Netto Puts On A Show At Ocean Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making a rare Friday night start at the Ocean Speedway, DJ Netto over came a mid-race mishap and charged from the tail end of the field to finish in the fifth spot.

“We had a really good car all night, and I just got into the cushion too hard and spun out,” Netto said. “We went to the back and I was able to let it all hang out and work back to finish in the fifth spot.”

Timing his Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain/Kaeding Performance No. 88n machine in seventh fastest in qualifying time trials, the Hanford, CA driver would proceed to pick up the win in his heat race.

Moving into the nightly Dash, Netto’s sixth place finish would line him up in the third row for the 30-lap feature event. Following track work prior to the ‘A’ Main, an extremely racy surface would greet the field.

When the race went green, Netto would work his way up to third spot as he made the cushion work to his advantage. Continuing to pound the cushion around the Ocean Speedway ¼ mile, Netto would get into it a little too hard on the 15th lap and bring his machine to a stop.

Going to the tail end of the field, Netto would excite the crowd from the tail end of the field as he sliced and diced his way through traffic. At times passing multiple cars a lap, the Freshman at Fresno State University would fight his way back to finish in the fifth spot.

“I made a mistake at the halfway point and probably took us out of contention on a possible win,” Netto added. “These guys continue to work hard and give me a fast racecar, and I appreciate everything they do. We have a busy weekend ahead and hopefully we can show the same speed we did on Friday.”

DJ and his Netto Racing team would like to thank Netto Agriculture, Penny Newman Grain, Kaeding Performance, Shell Rotella T6, and Van De Pol Enterprises for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: Netto will be in action this Saturday night at the Marysville Raceway and on Sunday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA for a pair of Civil War Series events.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJ_Netto88.

 

 

Joey Saldana Racks Up Trio Of Top-10 Finishes During Northeast Swing

PETERSEN MEDIA- Heading to the Northeast over the last week with the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Joey Saldana and his Roth Motorsports team had a hard fought week of racing that saw the team record three Top-10 finishes in four races.

“It wasn’t a bad week of racing by our team, but it certainly is not where any of us want to be finishing,” Joey Saldana said. “We struggled a few nights and didn’t capitalize on some really good starting spots, so that is something we need to work on.”

After rain washed out Wednesday night’s scheduled race at the Lincoln Speedway, Thursday’s weather was much more inviting for sprint car racing. Timing the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Roth Investments No. 83 machine in second fastest in his qualifying flight, Saldana would win his heat race and move into the night’s dash.

Battling with Danny Dietrich and Donny Schatz in the dash, Saldana’s third place finish would line him up in the second row for the 35-lap A Main event. Getting into the third spot when the race went green, Saldana would search around the Lincoln Speedway as he slowly dropped back during the non-stop race.

Hanging in the Top-10 for much of the race, Saldana would bring his Roth Motorsports machine home with an 11th place finish.

Heading to the Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, Saldana would again get off to a strong start as he set fast time honors on this night before winning his heat race and making his way into the dash.

Finishing second in the dash, ‘The Brownsburg Bullet’ would line up on the front row for the feature event alongside PA Posse member, Greg Hodnett. Falling back to third on the start of the race, Saldana would battle with the likes of Daryn Pittman, Donny Schatz, and Danny Dietrich as they all battled for position within the Top-Five.

In the final laps of the race, Saldana would slip back to the sixth spot, where he would end up finishing.

More rain wreaked havoc on Saturday night forcing the Williams Grove Speedway finale to be cancelled, and Saldana and company quickly turned their attention to Sunday’s event at the Weedsport Speedway.

Setting the standard in qualifying time trials for the second night in-a-row, Saldana would win his third heat race of the week before finishing in the fifth spot in the dash.

An exciting race saw Saldana hang with lead pack on Sunday night as the track continue to get slick and racy as the laps clicked off. Battling with Schatz, and David Gravel at parts of the race, Saldana would just narrowly miss out on a podium finish as he settled for fourth on this night.

Tuesday night saw the Northeast swing come to an end as ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ checked in at the New Egypt Speedway for the Jersey Outlaw Classic.

Timing in third quickest, Saldana made it a perfect four-for-four in heat races over the swing as he would then finish fifth in the dash, which placed him in the third row for the feature.

Racing inside the Top-10 on Tuesday night, Saldana would find himself battling Shane Stewart and David Gravel late in the race. Exchanging blows with his rivals in the closing laps of the race, Saldana would end the swing with an eighth place finish.

“We were in the thick of things each and every night, but we know that Dennis and Teresa Roth want to win these World of Outlaw races,” Saldana added. “They continue to give us great tools and great equipment to succeed, now we just need to thank them but getting this car back in victory lane.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: Joey and the Roth Motorsports team will be at t he Charlotte Dirt Track on Friday night and at the Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana on Monday night.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-36, Wins-3, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-27.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, and stay connected with Joey by following him on Twitter @JoeySaldana.

 

 

Clauson Set for Indy 500 with Circular Insanity Count at 56

Lonnie Wheatley, INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 25, 2016) – With Bryan Clauson turning the fastest laps he’ll turn all year, the brakes have been dragging on the “Circular Insanity” race count, albeit temporarily.

Adding his 13th win of the year in a four-race set in the weekend previous to last week’s Indianapolis 500 practice and qualifying festivities, the “Circular Insanity” pursuit of 200 races is up to 56.

Clauson will tack on several more in the coming days beginning with Thursday night’s USAC Silver Crown “Hoosier Hundred” at the Indiana State Fairgrounds and then Sunday’s big double that includes Clauson’s third Indianapolis 500 followed up by some non-wing Sprint Car action later that evening at Kokomo Speedway.

This past weekend, Clauson qualified for the 100th Indianapolis 500 by stopping the clocks in the Dale Coyne/Jonathan Byrd’s Racing No. 88 Cancer Treatment Centers of America entry at 225.266 miles per hour. Clauson will grid Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 in the 28th starting position.

Prior to activities at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a four-race weekend in the Hoosier State featured action in Sprint Cars of both winged and wingless variety as well a Midget run that ran the season win count to 13.

Race 53

A Friday night, May 13, double dip at Plymouth Speedway began with Clauson posting his sixth World of Outlaws Sprint Car top-ten finish of the year in the Elk Grove Ford/Cancer Treatment Centers of America No. 17w Sprint Car with a ninth-place run.

“We had a good qualifying effort and started seventh. We were kinda riding in eighth and then onto the wrong side of a double file restart. We fell back to tenth or eleventh and battled back to get a couple of spot by the end.”

Race 54

With rain threatening, the USAC Indiana Midget feature at Plymouth followed the WoO card. Clauson beat the rain and the competition in the Dooling Machine/Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Jonathan Byrd’s No. 63 Midget for his 13th win of the year.

“We started third, Brady (Bacon) left the bottom open a couple of laps in and we were able to take advantage and drive off. We beat the weather almost, they went checkered with one to go.”

Race 55

World of Outlaws action at Haubstadt’s Tri-State Speedway on Saturday, May 14, was next on the agenda for Clauson and the Elk Grove Ford/Cancer Treatment Centers of America No. 17w Sprint Car. After getting caught up in a caution, Clauson finished the night off in 18th.

“It was an okay night. We didn’t qualify that great and started way back. We had a decent start and was rolling up through there. Then on one of the restarts we got caught in a gaggle of cars and got turned around. Once you’re that far back, it’s pretty hard to make much progress, it was just one of those nights.

Race 56

Pre-Indy action wrapped up with the Sunday night, May 15, King of Kokomo event where Clauson drove the Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Jonathan Byrd’s Restaurant & Hospitality Group No. 63 Non-Wing Sprint Car to a third-place finish.

“We had some motor issues early, the guys did a good job to get that taken care of and we won the heat race. We redrew the seven for the feature and got a couple of spots early. There was a long run to the finish in the race and just ran out of time more or less.

Thursday’s Silver Crown event and Sunday’s big double leads the way into USAC Midget Week action that includes six nights of double duty beginning next Tuesday at Montpelier Motor Speedway.

2016 Circular Insanity Tour Quick Stats: 56 races, 13 wins, 27 top-fives, 40 top-tens.

Up Next:

Thursday – USAC Silver Crown “Hoosier Hundred” at the Indiana State Fairgrounds (Cancer Treatment Centers of America/ Jonathan Byrd’s Restaurant and Hospitality Group No. 6 Silver Crown car)

Sunday – 100th Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Dale Coyne/Jonathan Byrd’s Racing Cancer Treatment Centers of America No. 88)

Sunday night – Kokomo (IN) Speedway (Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Jonathan Byrd’s No. 63 Non-Wing Sprint Car)

Keep Track: Keep track of Bryan Clauson’s 2016 Circular Insanity Tour at www.bryanclauson.com, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bryanclausonracing/?fref=ts and on Twitter at @bryanclausoninc.

If you would like Bryan Clauson “Circular Insanity Tour” press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on www.sprintcarmania.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.

 

 

Marks Concludes Outlaw Swing with Top-Ten in New Jersey, Charlotte On Deck

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, Pa. (May 25, 2016) - After four starts with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, the “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks returned to team headquarters with two top-ten finishes, including a podium run to kick-off the four race eastern swing through Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey.

Marks highlighted his eastern swing with the “Greatest Show On Dirt” with a third place performance at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on Thursday, May 19. The Myerstown, Pennsylvania, native earned his second top-ten finish in the last six days on Tuesday evening, May 24, at the New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, New Jersey; finishing ninth during the Jersey Outlaw Classic.

“We had those races circled on our calendar since the WoO schedule came out ,” explained Brent Marks. “The eastern swing makes things less stressful for our team. We can work out of our own shop and travel is kept at a minimum. I think we had a great run this week. They are the best in the business. To earn two top-ten finishes, including a podium, says a lot about our team and what we are capable of. We’ll get to join them again on Friday.”

With only two days to spare, Brent Marks will rejoin the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Friday night, May 27, at the Dirt Track at Charlotte near Charlotte, North Carolina. The trip south will be the first of two for Marks in 2016, with plans to return to Charlotte in late October for the World of Outlaws World Finals.

Memorial Day weekend will continue with three consecutive appearances at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. Marks, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing, M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, KC Automotive, No. 19M, will enter the Bob Weikert Memorial Sprint Car Spectacular at the Port Royal “Speed Palace,” set to take over the Juniata County Fairgrounds on Saturday through Monday, May 28-30. The Saturday and Monday programs will award $5,000, with Saturday’s event awarding a $10,000 winner’s share. Brent Marks has a rich history at Port Royal Speedway, winning the Night Before The 50 and Tuscarora 50 in 2015.

“This is going to be an awesome weekend,” said Marks. “I’m excited to kick-off our weekend in Charlotte before coming home to race at Port Royal. It has the potential to be very rewarding. I wouldn’t be able to do this without the help from my family and crew. My guys work hard and circle their lives around this race team. I appreciate everything that they do. Hopefully we can snag a win or two this weekend and spend all next week celebrating.”

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

Recent Highlights: Earned first victory of 2016 at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA, on Saturday, March 19.

2015 Wins: 3 2016 Wins: 1

Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, KC Automotive, Wolfrun Landscapes, Roadrunner Race Fuels, Triple X Race Co., Penske Racing Shocks, DMI Racing Products, Vahlco Racing Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration, Rider Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited, TiLUBE, Smith Precision Products

 

 

Chase Dietz will Return to Lincoln for Hilly Rife Memorial

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

YORK, Pa. (May 25, 2016) - After a week away from the racing scene, electing not to compete against the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, York native Chase Dietz will return to competition this Saturday night, May 28, for the annual Hilly Rife Memorial at Lincoln Speedway.

Dietz, a sophomore in the 410 sprint car ranks, will enter action in the Pigeon Hills with a recent podium finish to his credit. The pilot of the Haas Shocks, Godfrey Racing Engines, Embee & Sons, Gardy Enterprises, Mark’s Automotive, Pancho’s Race Products, Keizer Wheels, Beer Hill Gang, No. 2D finished third during BAPS Night on May 14, his best finish of the 2016 season thus far.

“We wanted to sit out last weekend to save our equipment,” explained Dietz. “I think our chances would have been high to qualify for the main event at Lincoln, but it’s in our best interest right now to save what we have for the weekly shows. We had a great run during our last start, so we’ll try to pick up where we left off this Saturday night.”

Chase Dietz owns one career 410 sprint car victory at Lincoln Speedway, as well as a track championship in the 358 sprint car ranks.

“I can’t thank my family and sponsors enough for making this season possible,” said Dietz. “It took us a few weeks to build some momentum, but now we’re on the right track.”

Race fans can keep up with Chase Dietz during his entire campaign at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Follow Chase on all of the available social networks including Facebook: Chase Dietz Racing and Twitter: Chase Dietz Racing.

Recent Highlights: Finished 3rd during the $5,000-to-win, BAPS Night program at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday evening, May 14.

2015 Wins: 6 (4 “358” wins at Williams Grove (PA); 1 “358’ win at Susquehanna Speedway Park (PA); 1 “410” win - Lincoln Speedway - PA)

2016 Wins: N/A

Catch Chase Dietz on YouTube: https://youtu.be/c9k0Z_F9qrY

Chase Dietz would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Haas Shocks, Godfrey Racing Engines, Embee & Sons, Gardy Enterprises, Mark’s Automotive, Pancho’s Race Products, Keizer Wheels, Beer Hill Gang and Fully Injected Motorsports.

 

 

Salute to Indy this Weekend at CSP!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (May 25, 2016) – Canyon Speedway Park will celebrate Memorial Day weekend’s biggest racing event with the Fifth Annual “Salute to Indy” atop the 1/3-mile clay oval near Phoenix this Saturday and Sunday.

The two-night card that goes green at 7:00 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday features a full slate of USAC Southwest Sprint Cars both nights along with NAPA Non-Wing Sprint Cars, Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades, Western Mod Lites and Power 600 Micro Sprints.

Stevie Sussex takes the momentum into the weekend’s USAC Southwest double with three wins in the most recent four series events, including the most recent outing at Canyon Speedway Park on March 26.

Sussex split last year’s “Salute to Indy” honors with three-time and reigning USAC Southwest champion R.J. Johnson, who has topped four of the last six Indy weekend feature events.

Johnson swept the 2013 edition and then split 2014 honors with Josh Pelkey before splitting last year’s glory with Sussex. Dalten Gabbard and Colby Copeland shared inaugural Salute to Indy honors in 2012.

Sussex currently holds a 30-point edge over Johnson in USAC Southwest Sprint Car points with Charles Davis, Jr., Mike Martin and Matt Rossi among the current top five. Others in the top ten include Pelkey, Nick Aiuto, Dennis Gile, Chris Bonneau and Tye Mihocko.

The NAPA Non-Wing Sprint Cars have mixed it up at CSP once already this year with Cody Cambensy racing to victory lane ahead of Matt Lundy and Cody Batten.

Paul O’Connor reeled off his second Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Hobby Stock vs. Renegade feature win last time out on May 7 but it’s Jason Crowe holding a two-point edge over Richard Bennett in the track championship chase with Jacob Madrid another eight points back in third and Mark Kilian another marker behind in fourth.

Hayden Bender scored the win in Western Mod Lite action last time out while Shon Deskins became the first repeat winner in Power 600 Micro Sprint completion after six different drivers had topped the initial six events of the season.

Paul Martin is the current Power 600 Micro Sprint points leader with a 24-point advantage over Tyler Merrill.

Tickets to this weekend’s Fifth Annual Salute to Indy are just $16 on both Saturday and Sunday, with a $3 discount for Military, Seniors and Students. Children ages 7-12 are $6, with children 6 and under admitted free. VIP passes are available for $20.

Hotel Information can be found at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/fan-info/lodging/ or by calling Holiday Inn Express at 623-853-1313.

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

The entire 2016 Canyon Schedule can be previewed online at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/schedule/.

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

 

 

HILL'S RACING TEAM: TRIPLEHEADER TIME

by Tommy Goudge (May 25, 2016) - Six Nations, Ontario - The Hill's Racing Team is heading back on the road for three races, after a weekend of racing close to home with some good results.

Alex Hill, Cory Turner, and Dain Naida competed in the 360 Sprint Car division on Friday at Ohsweken Speedway, while Jerry Hill and Shone Evans started their first career Crate Sprint Car races.

Alex (18th to 10th), Cory (17th to 4th), and Dain (19th to 6th) all recovered from tough heat races to make big gains in their feature race. Despite gaining 8 spots and recording a top 10 finish, Alex felt she left something on the table.

"(I) thought I could've done a lot better in Ohsweken than what I did," lamented Alex. "The track was good. It was slick, and usually it never is at Ohsweken unless it's for a big show...so that was different, but a good different. Just wish I did better - that's all."

Meanwhile, Shone moved forward from 9th to finish 6th in the Crate feature, while Jerry finished 13th.

Alex, Cory, and Dain followed Friday at Ohsweken with Saturday's Southern Ontario Sprints opener at Brighton Speedway. Alex recovered from hitting a tire barrier to finish 3rd in her heat race, while Dain finished 2nd in his heat, and Cory finished 4th in his.

"Brighton was fun," commented Alex. "I was so mad after I hit that tire...but then when we restarted and I got them back I was happy as ever."

Alex drew the 9th starting spot for the feature at Brighton and finished 8th, while Dain drew 3rd and finished 2nd, and Cory started 11th and drove to 7th.

Alex has three NRA Invaders series races at three different Ohio tracks on her schedule for the US Memorial Day weekend. She will compete on Friday at Limaland Motorsports Park, Saturday at Waynesfield Raceway Park, and Sunday at the famed Eldora Speedway - Alex's first race at the high-banked half-mile owned by Tony Stewart. Eldora is on every Sprint Car racer's list, but also has an intimidating reputation.

"I'm excited for Eldora, but a little scared and nervous because of the walls and how fast it is," noted Alex. "Overall I'm really excited for it."

LINKS Website: www.HillsRacingTeam.com Twitter: @HillsRacingTeam Facebook: search "Hill's Racing Team"

HILL'S HELPERS The Hill's Racing Team would like to thank Iroquois Hereford Farms, Townline Variety, BMO Bank of Montreal, Tony Stewart Racing, CARSTAR Collision & Glass Service, Ackland Insurance, M-One, Davis Fuels, and Engine Pro Racing. Visit www.HillsRacingTeam.com to find out how you can join the team!

MAILING LIST Send an e-mail to tgoudgecommunications@gmail.com with "Hill's" in the subject line to get on the Hill's Racing Team mailing list.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: CORR/PAK PRESENTS EMERGENCY SERVICES NIGHT MAY 27

by Tommy Goudge (May 25, 2016) - Ohsweken, Ontario - Ohsweken Speedway's 21st season of racing continues this Friday, May 27 when Corr/Pak Merchandising presents Emergency Services Night.

All first responders carrying their professional ID will be admitted free of charge to this Friday's Emergency Services Night at Ohsweken, along with active military and veterans. The Kool Kidz Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers will all be in action contesting the second round of their weekly racing series.

111 drivers signed in for Ohsweken’s 21st annual Season Opener last Friday, and the field is expected to grow over the next few weeks. Jake Brown (360 Sprint Cars), Ryan Hunsinger (Crate Sprint Cars), Dave Bailey (Thunder Stocks), Brandon Janssens (Mini Stocks), and Jake Maas (Bombers) lead the championship standings in their respective divisions heading into this Friday's event.

Racing will take the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, May 27. Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for ticket prices and more information.

TICKETS PLEASE! Reserve your seats now for the Burger Barn Northern Crate Nationals*, Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, and 12th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend. Call 519 717-0023 or visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information about Special Event Tickets, Gift Certificates, Season Tickets, Parking Passes, Pit Passes, Memberships, and more.

*PLEASE NOTE: Ticket prices for the Burger Barn Northern Crate Nationals will increase by $5 as of June 1, 2016. Call or go online NOW to get your tickets!

About Corr/Pak Merchandising: 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. Corr/Pak’s support of the 360 Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for a 9th consecutive season in 2016. Please visit www.CorrPak.ca 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. ‎ Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com‎ Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

 

 

Parker Price-Miller and Agee Motorsports Continue To Run Well

PETERSEN MEDIA- Fresh off of a strong showing with the World of Outlaws, Parker Price-Miller and his Agee Motorsports team continued to run well over a three race weekend as the freshly minted 18-year-old driver picked up two second place finishes and an eighth place finish.

“We had a really good car all weekend long, and I can’t thank everyone involved with this team for all they do,” Price-Miller said. “We led early on Friday and as the rubber went down, second place had nothing to lose and was able to get by us, and on Sunday night we came on strong but just ran out of laps.”

Taking on the All Star Circuit of Champions on Friday night at the Lincoln Fairgrounds, ‘The Law Firm’ got off to an exceptional start as he stabled a new all time track record at the track before finishing fourth in his heat race.

Winning the dash, the Kokomo, IN driver would lead the field to green and get off to a nice start as he led early. On an extremely slick racing surface, Price-Miller would continue to lead though he had Sheldon Haudenschild breathing down his neck.

With rubber going down on the speedway the caution flag would fly on the 13th lap. The ensuing restart would see Haudenschild get out of the rubber to make a run for the lead, and he would complete the pass and put Price-Miller’s FlyingAG/Royal Life Centers/360 Yield Center entry in the second spot. Staying in the rubber for the rest of the race, Price-Miller would close his night out with a second place finish.

Following the All Stars to the Wilmot Raceway on Saturday night, Price-Miller would again show speed early as he timed in second fastest and finished third in his heat race after lining up in the sixth starting spot.

Lining up third in the feature event by way of his third place finish in the night’s Dash, Price-Miller would struggle with the track conditions as he slowly faded back inside the Top-10. Doing what he could to hang on, Price-Miller would end up finishing in the eighth spot.

Sunday night saw a busy weekend come to an end as the team made the trip to the Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin as they went to work with the IRA.

Fighting a tight car in qualifying time trials, Price-Miller would time the Pfister/Encirca/Valvoline backed entry in 11th fastest. Finishing fifth in his heat race, the Kokomo High senior would line up 13th in the feature event, but would have all eyes on him once the race came to life.

Wherever there was open real estate, Price-Miller would use it as he worked his way forward. Simply going anywhere he needed to, Price-Miller could go forward, and did so in a hurry as he carved his way through traffic to the crowd’s approval.

With two laps to go, Price-Miller would move into the second spot and rapidly close in on the leader as he was a threat for some late race heroics. Getting close to the leader on the final lap, Price-Miller would simply run out of time as he would settle for second at the finish.

“Sunday night was a blast,” Price-Miller added. “We struggled in time trials and in the heat race, but we made some wholesale changes for the feature and were no doubt the car to beat. We are getting better and better each time out, and I am looking forward to the upcoming races we have scheduled.”

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank FlyingAG, Royal Life Centers, 360 Yield Center, Pfister, Encirca, Valvoline, Townline Variety, Indy Race Parts, and Agee Farms for their support in 2016

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 20, Wins- 1, Top 5’s- 5, Top 10’s- 6

ON TAP: Price-Miller and the Agee Motorsports team will be I-55 Speedway on Saturday night, the Quincy Speedway on Sunday night, and are hoping to take on the World of Outlaws at the Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday night.

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

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

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

 

 

Millstream Speedway 2016 Schedule About to Commence

Findlay, OH – After a successful reopening of Millstream Speedway in 2015, anticipation is high for what is to come next. The 2016 schedule will not disappoint, with a premium on diversity and high-stature events.

The opening event is on Sunday, June 12, when the new Ohio Sprint Car Series comes to the half-mile oval, paying $3,000 to the winner. The OSCS will be accompanied by Late Models and a “combination” division of stock cars and trucks that will join every single event on this year’s schedule.

A long-awaited tradition returns the following week when Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions brings Ohio Sprint Speedweek back to Millstream on Sunday, June 19. The All Stars will return later in the season, on August 28. Both events pay $5,000 to win. The August event shares top billing with the 2nd Annual Ron Jenkins Memorial, paying $1,000 to the stock division winner.

The 2nd Annual Buckeye Dirt Late Model Speedweek comes to town on Sunday, July 24, after a rain-foiled attempt during the inaugural week-long series in 2015. The Millstream Speedway staff is excited to be on the ground floor of what may well become another great Ohio racing tradition. In another popular return to the schedule, the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series will bring their side-winding non-wing version of sprint car racing to Findlay on Sunday, September 11.

The final event of 2016, on Saturday October 15th, is not “officially” sanctioned by any series, but it’s a pretty good bet that some “big names” will be in the pit area…and in the cockpit! In the season’s only Saturday night show, both the winged and non-winged super sprints will be running for $5,000 to win. Throw in the 305 cubic inch winged sprint cars and the stock division and the winners’ checks alone will exceed well over $11,000!

Promoters Randy and Lisa Hammer look forward to seeing you in the coming season. Please visit www.millstreamspeedway.net for more news and schedule information.

Millstream Motorsports Complex, home of Millstream Speedway, is located 3 miles west of Findlay. Take US-224 West to TR-136, turn right, just 2 blocks to the corner of TR-136 and TR-95. Please do not park in areas marked as “no parking,” as you could be towed at your expense. Tailgating with a grill is welcomed, but please no fires on the ground. Stakes may not be used to mark hillside spots, but spray paint is OK. No tape on the bleachers, please. Coolers up to 14" permitted. No glass, please. No beer carried in but can be purchased on-site.

 

 

Late charge nets top-10 finish for Pokorski Motorsports

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 24, 2016 – Coming off a weekend in which uncooperative weather kept the Paul Pokorski Motorsports No. 4 sprint car sitting idle in shop, the team was anxious to get back to the track for the second night of Plymouth Dirt Track Racing action at Sheboygan County Fair Park in Plymouth Saturday, May 21.
Beautiful weather greeted drivers, crews, workers and fans, as a stout field of 32 PDTR sprint cars filled the pits to do battle on the venerable one-third mile clay oval track.
Pokorski started the second 10-lap sprint car heat race on the outside of the front row, next to polesitter Spyder Akright. On the drop of the green flag, Akright got the jump to take the lead into the first turn.
As Akright raced through the middle lane of the racing surface at the front of the field, Pokorski settled into second place and began to search for a line to get past the leader.
By lap 4, two-time defending PDTR sprint car champion Donny Goeden moved up to challenge Pokorski and Akright. On lap 5, Goeden moved underneath Pokorski and then slid past Akright to take the lead. Pokorski held on over the final five laps to finish third behind Akright and Goeden.
“We tried some things in the heat race and we learned a lot,” Pokorski Motorsports Crew Chief Dave Schultz said. “The finish wasn’t really what we were looking for, but we found out some things that seemed to help once we got going toward the end of the A-main.”
The Pokorski Motorsports machine started the 25-lap main event from the 14th started spot. In the early going, Pokorski held his own inside the top 15 as drivers began to seek out the fastest lane to run.
On lap 8, Pokorski spun out in turn four while running in the 16th spot. Anthony Knierim clipped the front end of Pokorski’s car during the incident, resulting in some front end damage to the nose wing.
“I just messed up,” Pokorski said. “I got on the gas too hard and too early and lost it. We had some damage to the brackets on the bumper and the nose wing, but it wasn’t too bad.”
With mainly cosmetic damage to the front end, Pokorski continued on, restarting the race in the 20th position.
Following the restart, Pokorski started to find success running along the high groove. By lap 12, Pokorski had moved to 15th and one lap later he cleared three more cars to take the 12th spot.
With the majority of the field running low, Pokorski had basically a clear lane to run at the top of the speedway, which he utilized to his benefit.
On lap 16, Pokorski found himself dueling with Kenjay Fiedler and Chris Clayton for the ninth and 10th positions.
After engaging in a spirited back-and-forth, side-by-side battle with Fiedler for seven laps, Pokorski surged ahead to claim ninth place for good on lap 23.
While Pokorski capped a strong rally to finish ninth place, Donny Goeden surged to his second A-main victory of the season and the 17th of his career to vault to the top of the all-time PDTR sprint car A-main victory list.
“Our plan was to run the bottom in the A main because we thought everybody would be running the top,” Pokorski said. “The car felt pretty good on the bottom before the spin. Once we went to the back, I had to change the plan because everyone was running the bottom.
“I had to go where they weren’t, so I ran the top for the last 16 laps and it worked pretty well as we got some spots back,” he said. “We were a little too tight to run the top, but I can’t complain with how it turned out at the end. Coming from 20th to ninth in the last part of the race isn’t too bad. If I wouldn’t have messed up and had that spin, I think we could’ve had a really nice finish.”
A doubleheader weekend is on tap for Pokorski Motorsports team with Plymouth Dirt Track Racing on the schedule for this Saturday, May 28. The Saturday night PDTR program will be presented by Pokorski Motorsports sponsor Pedal Down Promotions.
Then on Sunday, May 29, the team is planning to compete with the Interstate Racing Association (IRA) 410 sprint car series at the 141 Speedway in Francis Creek.
Pokorski Motorsports would like to direct special recognition to R&H Enterprises, Goeden’s Auto Body, Christel Sign and Goodwin Racing Engines for helping to get the team’s new 2016 Maxim on the track this season.
The Pokorski Motorsports sponsors for the 2016 season include: Allied Bearing Corporation, Behling Racing Products, The Cawley Company, Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Hagar's Half-Pound Cookies, Jens, Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Services & Crematory, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions and Tisler Salvage Inc.
For more information on Pokorski Motorsports, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromotions.com
PDTR racing action, which features Sprint Cars, Late Models, Grand Nationals, B Mods and Micro Sprints, starts at 6 p.m. this Saturday, May 28. Sheboygan County Fair Park is location at 229 Fairview Drive in Plymouth. For more information, visit www.plymouthdtr.com or check out Plymouth Dirt Track Racing on Facebook.
Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services.
For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromotions.com or call 920-323-7970.

2016 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule
Saturday, May 28 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)
Sunday, May 29 – 141 Speedway in Francis Creek (IRA)
Friday, June 3 – Manitowoc Speedway (MSA)
Saturday, June 4 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)
Saturday, June 11 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)

2016 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
Events – 3
A Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 1
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 2
Heat Race Victories - 1

 

Starks Teaming Up with Gobrecht for Weikert Memorial at Port Royal This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (May 25, 2016) - Trey Starks has a change of plans for this weekend thanks to a phone call earlier this week.

Starks will stay on the East Coast following Friday's World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., where he will drive for Jeff McCall during the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown.

Starks is teaming up with Scott Gobrecht to tackle the Bob Weikert Memorial on Sunday and Monday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. Saturday's race is still up in the air for the team.

"I got a call from Scott offering his ride for the Bob Weikert Memorial," Starks said. "I'm so excited for this opportunity to compete in a great car at one of the premier events in Central Pennsylvania. I can't thank Scott and his team enough for the chance to drive for them. I'm bummed I have to miss the Marvin Smith Memorial at Cottage Grove Speedway this weekend, but this opportunity is amazing and was too good to pass up."

Starks last competed at Port Royal Speedway in 2014 when he raced at the fast half-mile oval a handful of times with a top result of eighth place.

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 2 wins, 3 top fives, 4 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Sunday and Monday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Bob Weikert Memorial

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com. SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SpeedMart

Established in 2004, SpeedMart has developed into a leading supplier of sprint car and racing products in the Northwest. For more information, visit http://www.SpeedMartInc.com.

"SpeedMart really benefits us because they are right next to our home," Starks said. "Even though we are traveling a lot, I know SpeedMart will always have anything we need."

Starks would also like to thank Starks Timber Processing, Blue Dot Fabrications, King Racing Products and Masco Petroleum for their continued support.

 

 

MyRacePass Builds Pro Platinum Package for Doug Lovegrove

Inside Line Promotions - LINCOLN, Neb. (May 25, 2016) - MyRacePass has established a new MRP Pro Platinum driver package for Doug Lovegrove.

The website - http://www.LovegroveRacing.com - has pages showcasing his schedule, results, news, sponsors, biography, photos, videos, merchandise and more.

Lovegrove, who resides in Waverly, Neb., has been racing sprint cars for 17 years. He was the 2015 IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Nebraska State champion.

UTILIZE THE POWER OF THE MYRACEPASS NETWORK -

MyRacePass (MRP), originally Driver Websites, contains much of the racing content people are looking for. Tens of thousands of drivers, more than a thousand race tracks and race series, and more than a million race fans are included in the MyRacePass network. When a track or series utilizes the power of the MRP Network, the driver's results, news, photos and videos are all updated automatically. There are communication tools, management tools and promotional tools available for anyone to use. Bottom line - they make promotion and management much easier!

DRIVERS CAN NOW MAKE MONEY ON GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS -

As an MRP Pro member (also available in the Essential Package for 2016), drivers now have the ability to very easily promote ticket sales for upcoming events. If you race at a track or with a series/sanction that offers MRP Tickets, be sure to have your schedule added to your site/profile. On each of those events will be little ticket icons. If a fan clicks on that ticket icon off your site/profile and buys a ticket, you - the driver - will get paid 50 cents on EVERY ticket! All you have to do is throw a little Facebook post or Tweet telling your fans where to get the tickets. Let MyRacePass handle the rest! Now, if you are with a track or series that does not offer online ticket sales, tell them you want to make money on the tickets and help promote their events! This program is free for the track or series if they use MyRacePass, so it is a no-brainer for all promoters!

MRP SINGLE-ORDER APPAREL FOR T-SHIRTS AND HOODIES -

Have you ever wanted to sell apparel, but didn't have the necessary funds to purchase the minimum order? Have you ever ran out of smalls or black XL's? How about hoodies or women's tank tops? If you are a driver, track promoter or racing series director, I am sure you have said 'yes' to at least one of those questions. With MRP's single-order apparel program all of those questions no longer become an issue. You can simply pay for the initial design and set-up, and then let MyRacePass handle the rest. The retail price for the design and set-up is only $150 (with a MRP Logo). The process for MRP Apparel is pretty simple. You purchase a design and set-up. We design you an awesome t-shirt. We set that design up on the MRP Network, including your site. A customer then purchases the shirt. WE print that shirt. WE then ship that shirt, and YOU collect your profits that are deposited directly into your bank account shortly after the 1st of every month.

WHY DO YOU NEED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF MYRACEPASS -

TRACKS/SERIES - MyRacePass has multitudes of products that are engineered to help you as a promoter do many things to make your life easier and put more fans in the stands. You can start out with a 30-Day FREE Trial of the Pro Platinum package and that will get you an idea of the functionality of the system. Simply claim your track profile on the MyRacePass website, and you'll get your 30-Day FREE Trial. From there, the packages are put together to ease you into all the great tools MyRacePass offers the promoter and scorers of the events. Websites, Race Management Systems, Online Ticket Sales, Single-Order Apparel, Event Reports, Driver Management and Online Registration are just a few of the main products available with MyRacePass. There are many more in production, and with a team growing to 20 representatives and developers, MyRacePass is certainly on your side to make your life easier.

DRIVERS - There are so many aspects of running a successful race team outside of what you do on the track. It's what you do off the track that draws the attention you need to help with your team's recognition throughout the sport. A website is a very useful tool to keep your sponsors and marketing partners up to date with your racing. With our PRO website packages, you have the ability to track the impressions and clicks your sponsor logos receive while being on your website. You can use that as a tool to show your current marketing partners the benefits of being involved with your race team - solely on the website. You can also use those same tools to help generate new, long-lasting marketing partnerships. On top of that, a website is a great database for your career and with the power of your information gets spread throughout that entire fast-growing network of websites.

For more information about MyRacePass, be sure to check them out online at http://www.myracepass.com and for instant updates on products/promotions and contests, be sure to follow them on Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/myracepass and on Twitter, http://www.twitter.com/myracepass - #TeamMRP #PowerofMRP #GetRecognized

 

 

A Perfect 10 For J&J Auto Racing Teams Schatz Doubles Up, Victories In Eight States & Two Countries Highlight Week

McKenzie, Tenn. (May 25, 2016) – J&J Auto Racing teams grabbed 10 victories and three top-five finishes across eight states and two countries as they drove the McKenzie, Tenn., based chassis manufacturer’s brand to into the winner’s circle. Defending and seven-time World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, led the effort with two victories. Wade Nygaard, Doug Hammaker, Chris Walraven and Morgan Turpen were repeat visitors to victory lane while Ryan Ruhl, Ryan Hunsinger, Cody Howard and Danny Holtgraver earned their first triumphs of the season.

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY – ABBOTTSTOWN, PA WEEDSPORT SPEEDWAY – WEEDSPORT, NY

Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz raced to victory twice this past weekend as the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman® Sprint Car Series embarked on their first trip of 2016 into Pennsylvania and New York. Schatz led every lap of the Gettysburg Clash Thursday to score his first career win at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania behind the wheel of the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance J&J. He finished third Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania before closing the weekend Sunday with a thrilling run from ninth to first at Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway.

Persistent rain washed out Saturday’s Morgan Cup at Williams Grove and the TSR team traveled six hours north to Weedsport Speedway for Sunday night’s festivities. Last May, Schatz led all 35 laps to pick up the victory and opened this year’s program by qualifying sixth in the field of 28 cars. After starting second in heat three, he missed a chance to advance into the dash when Shane Stewart squeezed by on lap two of the eight-lap race. Schatz would finish third and transfer directly into the 35-lap main event. The Outlaw veteran showed great poise in the main event, patiently working his way forward. He was in fifth on lap eight and fourth three laps later. He bounced between fourth and fifth from laps 16 to 18 before taking third on lap 19. Schatz passed Joey Saldana for second on lap 22 and then turned his focus on race-long leader Logan Schuchart. He continued to close the gap as the duo worked through lapped traffic. On lap 30, the two were side-by-side coming to the flagstand. Schatz drove under Schuchart in turns one and two to seize control. He pulled away during the final four laps to record his second consecutive victory at the 3/8-mile, dirt oval.

The TSR team made of Schatz, Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti made big strides both on the track and in the championship standings over the weekend. Entering the Gettysburg Clash, Schatz trailed Brad Sweet by 105 markers. With the two wins and the third podium finish, they closed the gap to 39 points. Schatz’s seven A-Feature triumphs and 26 top-10 finishes tops all Outlaws through the first 28 events of the season. For more information regarding Schatz, please visit www.DonnySchatzMotorsports.com. Fans can also follow him on Twitter @DonnySchatz or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Donny-Schatz-155969137765350/.

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY – KNOXVILLE, IA

Chris Walraven continued to build on his legacy at the legendary Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway on May 21 as he drove to his second 305ci class victory of the season at the historic half-mile. Walraven and the No. 56W Konrad Motorsports team qualified seventh of 17 cars and won the first heat race to earn an outside row one starting position for the 15-lap A-main event. Walraven put on a display of dominance as he used the low side of the track to lead every lap of the feature event. For more information regarding Walraven, please visit https://www.facebook.com/Muddylush-Racing-348833445289723/.

TRAIL-WAYS SPEEDWAY – HANOVER, PA

Doug Hammaker scored his fourth victory of the 2016 season on Friday, May 20, with a commanding win in the 358ci division at Trail-Ways Speedway in Hanover, Penn. Starting fifth in the No. 66 entry by virtue of the redraw, Hammaker wasted little time in heading to the front. By lap 17, he was running in the second position and a late race restart saw Hammaker take the lead off of turn two on lap 24. The No. 66 pulled away and grabbed the checkered flag over a stout field. For more information regarding Hammaker, follow him on Twitter @dhammaker66 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dhr66/.

SOUTHERN RACEWAY – MILTON, FL

Morgan Turpen, became only the second woman to win an ASCS sanctioned event, topping the Lucas Oil ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints (SOS) at Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla. on Saturday, May 21. The sixth different winner in just as many events with the ASCS/SOS Series in 2016, Turpen is the 14th winner in regional history. Turpen’s No. 10M beat the No. 26 of fellow J&J Auto Racing driver Marshall Skinner to the line. The No. 01 of Shane Morgan crossed the finish line in third. Turpen’s team mate, Terry Gray, completed the top-five in the No. 10 entry. For more information regarding Turpen, follow her on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MoTurp10M or on Twitter @MoTurp10M. OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY – OHSWEKEN, ONT. (CANADA)

Ryan Hunsinger won the Crate Sprint Car Division feature event at Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario, Canada, on Friday, May 20 for his first victory of 2016. The No. 43H of Hunsinger set a torrid pace in the 20-lap feature event, leading from flag-to-flag and setting a new 20-lap track record in the process. Hunsinger won the second heat race and started the A-main event from third, jumping out to an early and dominating lead. Follow Hunsinger on Twitter @Ryan_Hunsinger.

WILMOT SPEEDWAY – WILMOT, WI

With television cameras rolling, Danny Holtgraver earned his first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Series (ASCoC) victory of the 2016 season on Saturday, May 21, at Wilmot (Wis.) Speedway. The victory was Holtgraver’s first with the ASCoC Series since 2014. The No. 70 Pete Grove’s Premier Motorsports/Premier Pallets/Bonnell’s Rod Shop/J&J entry helped Holtgraver earn his first victory in the ‘Badger State.’

Taking command on lap five of the 35-lap A-main, Holtgraver was able to maintain control of the race relatively unscathed. Fans will be able to catch all of the action from Holtgraver’s IRA/All Star Sprint Challenge victory on the American Sports Network at a TBD date. Time and channel information will be released by the ASCoC Series in the near future. For more information regarding Holtgraver, follow him on Twitter @HoltgraverD4 or on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/DannyHoltgraverMotorsports.

HARTFORD MOTOR SPEEDWAY – HARTFORD, MI

Ryan Ruhl thrilled race fans in an opening night win at Hartford (Mich.) Motor Speedway on Friday, May 20, with a victory in the Sprints on Dirt (SOD) Series division. Getting off to a fast start, Ruhl and the No. 16 team grabbed a win in the first heat race and finished second in the dash event. Jumping out to an early lead after claiming the lead off turn two, Ruhl set a blistering pace. On lap 13, he hit traffic but maintained the lead and pulled ahead, lapping up to fourth place. Follow Ruhl on Twitter @RuhlRacing or visit www.ryanruhl.com for more information.

BUFFALO RIVER RACE PARK – GLYNDON, MN

Wade Nygaard won his third feature event of 2016 on Sunday, May 22, topping a solid field of Northern Outlaw Sprint Association (NOSA) competitors at Buffalo River Race Park (BRRP) in Glyndon, Minn. The No. 9N team has wasted little time in 2016 establishing itself as a force to be reckoned with as Nygaard is off to a rock-solid start. Follow Nygaard on Twitter @wadenygaard or the NOSA Series @NOSAsprints.

104 SPEEDWAY – LEXINGTON, TN

Cody Howard grabbed his first victory of 2016 at 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., on Saturday, May 21. The No. 38J entry ran a clean race and capitalized on an opportunity to grab the lead on lap 19. Howard led the field to the checkered flag to post his first 305ci victory of the year.

For more than 40 years, J&J Auto Racing has been a leader in racecar chassis manufacturing. With intricate attention to detail and a willingness to provide chassis to the consumer’s specifications, J&J has taken its place as a leader in Sprint car racing innovation and safety. Founded and headed by Jack and Bonnie Elam, J&J Auto Racing is based in McKenzie, Tenn. For more information regarding J&J Auto Racing, please visit www.jandjautoracing.com or follow the brand on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JJ-Auto-Racing-199865997589/.

 

 

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with 2 nights of racing at 34 Raceway May 28 and 29

WEST BURLINGTON , IA - Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with two nights of racing for the fans at 34 Raceway starting with the Fleck Sales $5.00 Fan Appreciation Night on Saturday, May 28. For just $5.00 grandstand admission, fans can get their racing fix filled with the W.T. Gabeline and Sons Trucking 305 Sprints, Ryner Transportation IMCA Modifieds, Casebine Credit Union IMCA Sport Mods, Pepsi IMCA Stock cars, Sonny’s Market 4 Cylinders and the IMRA Midgets. This will be the first appearance at 34 Raceway for the IMRA Midgets this year with the first two events were rained out. Pit gates open at 4:30, Hot Laps at 6:30 with racing to follow. And as always, kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Then on the second night of the two day action, Sunday, May 29, the late models return to the 3/8 mile for some ground shaking action. The IMCA type/Lee County Speedway Crate Late Models will join the Shottenkirk Sprint Invaders for some high bank racing along with a step back in time as Vintage race cars will take to the track. Pit gates open at 4:00, grandstands at 5, hot laps at 630 and racing to follow.

 

 

Oswego Speedway’s Novelis Fan Can Chase Begins During Memorial Weekend ‘Super Spectacle’ on May 28

OSWEGO, NY (May 25, 2016) – The Oswego Speedway and Novelis, the series sponsor of the famed Supermodified division, are proud to announce the return of the popular ‘Novelis Fan Can Chase’ in 2016.

Last season, the recycling partnership between Oswego Speedway, Novelis, and Scriba Bottle and Can Return surpassed the one million mark in recyclable cans thanks to the generous race fans that have donated an average of over 100,000 cans for each of the past eleven seasons in exchange for race tickets and other Oswego Speedway prizes.

Once again in 2016, at each of the three ‘Novelis Fan Can Chase’ nights there will be a 2-Seat Supermodified ride raffled off. Each fan that brings in 500 or more cans on a can night will get one chance at a 2-Seat ride to be raffled that evening and scheduled for a date to be determined. Valued at $150, a ride in the 2-Seat Supermodified is sure to be the thrill of a lifetime.

As in years past, there will once again be three “Get Your Can to the Speedway” race nights in 2016.

The first is set for Saturday, May 28 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. This date will coincide with the annual Memorial Day Weekend special at the Speedway which will feature the Port City 160 ‘Super Spectacle’, putting the ISMA Supermodifieds and Novelis Supermodifieds on the same track, same night.

The second night for the program will come on Saturday, July 2 from 4pm to 6pm leading up to the Grand Prix night of racing at the Speedway with extra laps in order for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS Series. The evening will be capped off with an outstanding fireworks display, and will run in conjunction with “Christmas in July.”

The final of the three ‘Novelis Fan Can Chase’ nights will be during the annual Mr. Novelis Supermodified and Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS Series night at the races on Saturday, July 23. Again, the times for the can collection will follow the 4pm to 6pm format.

Collection times on the final two nights begin before the grandstand gates open; however you can come and pick up your tickets at the box office before dropping cans to the Novelis and Scribe Lane Redemption collection center in front of the Speedway.

In order to drop cans for the collection you must show a Speedway entry ticket from that night of racing.

The recycling can program prizes offered for 2016 will again focus on reducing the overall cost of a night at the Speedway for fans. Budweiser International Classic Weekend tickets and season passes will still be the primary prizes that are awarded.

Since all fans must purchase a race ticket on the dates of the collections to earn any prizes that are offered, some fans will instantly get a break on their night choice inside the Speedway. The donation of 100-199 New York State 6 cent recyclable cans from the same household will earn one family member a $7 food voucher for the concession stands on that night. Households with donations of 200-499 cans will earn (1) General Admission ticket for a future regular race night, while those who donate between 500-999 cans will be rewarded with (2) General Admission tickets for a future regular race night and one chance to win a 2-Seat Supermodified ride to be raffled that night.

All households with donations of 1,000 or more will win guaranteed general admission passes for two on Saturday and Sunday of Budweiser International Classic Weekend, as well as a chance to win a 2-Seat Supermodified ride.

Only one reward, per household, per redemption can be cashed in on a single race night. Once a household donates to a certain prize level (100, 200, 500, 1000) they will receive only that level’s rewards, not all those below as well. Please refer to the prize level chart listed below.

The collection totals for fans will be kept for all three events. After the Saturday, July 23 collection date the top 12 fans in season long ‘Novelis Fan Can Chase’ totals will qualify as prize winners in the 2016 Novelis can collection contest. The top donating household for the season will earn first choice of the following prizes: (2) 2017 regular season pit passes, (2) 2017 regular season reserved seat tickets or (2) 2017 regular season SkyDeck passes.

The second highest donating household will have their choice of the two remaining prizes; while third will earn the final prize.

Fans representing households from 4th through 12th positions will all receive 2016 grandstand general admission for two on Saturday and Sunday of Budweiser International Classic Weekend.

The Top12 overall households will all earn one chance at a 2-Seat Supermodified ride.

All fans are reminded not to split up their donations on the three race dates. Several fans in the past have separated race date donations into different names and have missed out on season long prizes even though those multiple donations were, in fact, from the same household. Splitting up race date donations, in excess of 100 cans will not result in additional $7 food vouchers being issued.

As in the past, names and phone numbers will need to be on all bags turned in and a photo ID will be required, as only one food voucher will be issued per residence. Food vouchers will be dated for use on the date they are issued and must be used in one concession transaction. Food vouchers are good for all menu items except beer and wine.

For more information on Oswego Speedway be sure to visit www.oswegospeedway.com. You can also LIKE the (Official) Oswego Speedway page on Facebook, or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway. To purchase tickets or order merchandise please call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

2016 ‘Novelis Fan Can Chase’ Race Nights:

Sat, May 28

Super Spectacle, 1:30pm-4:30pm

Sat, July 2

Grand Prix Night, 4:00pm-6:00pm

Sat, July 23

Mr. Super/Mr. SBS, 4:00pm-6:00pm

2016 ‘Novelis Fan Can Chase’ Weekly Prize Levels:

100-199 Cans

$7 Food Voucher for that night’s event

200-499 Cans

(1) GA ticket for future reg. night

500-999 Cans

(2) GA tickets for future reg. night, (1) chance at 2-Seat Raffle

1000+ Cans

(2) GA tickets for Sat. and Sun. of 2016 Classic Wkd., (1) chance at 2-Seat Raffle

2016 ‘Novelis Fan Can Chase’ Overall Year End Prize Levels:

*1st-12th Overall each receive (1) chance at a year end 2-Seat Super raffle

1st Overall

First Choice; (2) 2017 Reg. Season Pit Passes, (2) 2017 Reg. Season Reserved Seat Tickets, (2) 2017 Reg. Season SkyDeck Passes

2nd Overall

Second Choice; (2) 2017 Reg. Season Pit Passes, (2) 2017 Reg. Season Reserved Seat Tickets, (2) 2017 Reg. Season SkyDeck Passes

3rd Overall

Third Choice; (2) 2017 Reg. Season Pit Passes, (2) 2017 Reg. Season Reserved Seat Tickets, (2) 2017 Reg. Season SkyDeck Passes

4th-12th Overall

All Receive (2) GA tickets for Sat. and Sun. of 2017 Classic Wkd.

 

 

Attica Raceway Park

ATTICA, Ohio – Fans will have several opportunities to see their favorite division at Attica Raceway Park compete in two feature events in one night.

Rain halted the A-mains for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints, Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models and Fremont Fence 305 Sprints on May 20

The 305 sprint make-up A-main from May 20 will take place Friday, June 10. Burns Electric/Gordon Lumber Night features the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service for the 410 sprints as they take on the Ohio Sprint Car Series. It is a JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro point night for the 305 sprints. The 305 sprints’ make-up feature is not a FAST point event. The dirt trucks are also in action.

“With the need to get these make-up features in, the mid-season championship double points for all three divisions has been dropped,” explained Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at ARP.

The late model B-main and A-main May 20 make-up features will take place Friday, June 17 on Kistler Engines/Ohio Cat Night. Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will be at ARP to kick off the 34th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

The 410 sprint make-up feature from May 20 will be held Friday, July 1 on Baumann Auto Group Night. It is Fan Appreciation Night – the best bargain of the year – as general admission tickets are just $10. Besides the 410 sprints running a pair of feature events, the UMP late models, 305 sprints and dirt trucks will be in action. And, fans can chow down on a hot dog for just $1 or popcorn for 50 cents!

For a complete schedule of events go to www.atticaracewaypark.com and follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk and like Attica Raceway Park on Facebook.

 

 

Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic This Weekend; Ladies 18+ FREE Admission On Saturday

By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Madman Photography) Cottage Grove, Oregon- One of the biggest 360 Sprint Car races in the Western United States will get going this weekend at Oregon’s Cottage Grove Speedway. Sprint Car teams from all over the country are expected to make the journey to the historical ¼-mile clay oval for the Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic presented by Body Works Salon and Marvin Smith Auto Repair. The racing will be a two day affair beginning on Saturday May 28th and concluding on Sunday the 29th. A special FREE admission is being offered for Ladies eighteen or older on Saturday night.

The Grove Classic’s history stretches as far back as 2002 when the Leach family decided to create a major Sprint Car race for Cottage Grove. It has been held every year with the exception of 2012.

Since then the dates have migrated from June to August then to April but for the last two editions it has been in May. Sadly, Marvin Smith passed away in late 2013 and since 2014 has been commemorated at the Grove Classic as race held in his honor. Since then it has been known as the Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic.

Marvin’s brother Dale won the first three main events from 2002 to 2003 before Billy Nutter won on the first night of the 2004 race. The second night of 2004 would see the beginning of an incredible win streak where Roger Crockett won thirteen straight features until 2013. Roger was unable to defend his dominance of the event in 2014 or 2015 due to prior commitments. But he plans to make it this year to continue his winning ways at this event.

Henry Van Dam was triumphant in 2014 after an incredible battle with Kyle Hirst. Jason Solwold was the winner of last year’s finale after making a pass on Trey Starks just passed the halfway mark on lap twenty-three. Starks was the winner of the prelim the night before.

Both nights event will be a local points while Sunday will count towards the Interstate Sprint Car Series Triple Crown. Cottage Grove Speedway has just hosted one 360 Sprint race in 2016 and that was back on April 9th, Roger Crockett was the winner.

Saturday support classes include IMCA Modifieds and the Northwest Focus Midget Series while on Sunday it is IMCA Modifieds and the Quality RV Repair Hornets. There will be a practice on Friday May 27th starting at 6:00 PM. For spectators wanting watch in the grandstands it is FREE. The weekend will be consisting of several events and you can find a comprehensive list at http://www.cottagegrovespeedway.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=316374

Saturday May 28th, as aforementioned, is Ladies Night where all Ladies, over the age of eighteen, get in to the races for FREE. Tickets are Adults $13.00, Juniors/Seniors $10.00, Youth (6-12) - $5.00, Family Pass $30.00, and Children 5 or under are FREE.

On Sunday May 29th the fun continues with the final night of action for the Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic. Tickets are Adults $15.00, Juniors/Seniors $10.00, Youth (6-12) - $5.00, Family Pass $30.00, and Children 5 or under are FREE.

Both nights will have the Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, and Racing starts around 6:00. As will happen all year long in honor of our 60th Anniversary the 60th fan through the Front Gate gets in for FREE. For more information log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com and check out the track’s Facebook page and click “Like”.

Past Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic Winners: 2015- Trey Starks on May 29th, Jason Solwold on May 30th 2014- Henry Van Dam on May 31st 2013- Roger Crockett on April 26th, Roger Crockett on April 27th 2011- Roger Crockett on May 13th, Roger Crockett on May 14th 2010- Roger Crockett on April 23rd, Roger Crockett on April 24th 2009- Roger Crockett on April 24th, Roger Crockett on April 25th 2008- Roger Crockett on April 26th 2006- Roger Crockett on April 21st, Roger Crockett on April 22nd 2005- Roger Crockett on April 22nd 2004- Billy Nutter on April 23rd, Roger Crockett on April 24th 2003- Dale Smith on August 29th, Dale Smith on August 30th 2002- Dale Smith on June 29th

 

 

TKS Motorsports – Big Win in Jackson!

(Bill W) May 24, 2016 – The TKS Motorsports #2KS team and driver Craig Dollansky claimed a big win last Friday night at the Folkens Brothers Trucking Spring Nationals at the newly renovated Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota. The Elk River, Minnesota driver led the distance, and was the class of the field with a high level NSL field assembled. The team followed Friday’s win up with a solid fourth place run in the first NSL race of the season at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa Saturday.

TKS Motorsports owner and crew chief, Troy Renfro, is impressed with the work done on renovating the Jackson Motorplex. “You can’t say enough about what Tod (Quiring) and his staff has done at Jackson. There’s still some things to do, but that place is totally different than where it was a couple years ago. It’s pretty phenomenal what they’ve done.”

Despite coming out late, Craig laid down quick time on the night. “Qualifying is the one thing we’ve been working on the most,” says Troy. “It seems like we’d been good away from Knoxville, but we had room to get better. We’ve changed some things and we were creeping up on it. Friday night, we went out late to qualify and we came away with quick time. We can’t thank Sam and Jeff Jones, Scott Gerkin and everyone from 1 Way Technologies enough.”

After finishing third in the heat race, the #2KS finished second in the Dash and earned enough points to start on the pole of the main event. “We were good at Jackson last year as well,” says Troy. “We’ve been tweaking a few things the last couple of weeks to get better, especially at Knoxville. We’re still working on things all the time, but I’m pretty happy right now. I think Craig is too.”

Craig would lead the distance in the feature, and was never really challenged in his win. “We were really good all night,” says Troy. “There was a really strong field there. Ian Madsen, Terry (McCarl), Brian Brown, Danny Lasoski, Kerry Madsen, and the list goes on. There were some big money teams there, and we aren’t a big money team. Craig is a great driver. To go out and win like that was so huge for us.”

The good qualifying continued Saturday at Knoxville, when Craig timed in fourth quick. “Everything went pretty well at Knoxville,” says Troy. “We were really happy to have Neumann Brothers Construction with us and on our front wing. They had all their people up in the Hall of Fame. That made it a really good night.”

After a run from fifth to third in the heat race, Craig started the feature fourth. He took the lead in the early going. “In the feature, I could just tell we were a little too good, too early,” says Troy. “I kind of knew we may be in trouble. I couldn’t figure out why we were so loose on the right rear, but when Craig came in, the left rear tire had shrunk an inch and a half. Sometimes that happens. He did a hell of a job to hang on to fourth.”

The win at Jackson and top five at Knoxville has the team a close second in NSL points. “I was really happy with the way the weekend went,” says Troy. “The guys were happy too. Friday, my daughter Katelyn got her academic letter. I was a little upset, because I had to go to Jackson and miss her ceremony. I felt really bad about that. At least we brought home a trophy.”

Two more NSL shows are scheduled for this weekend. The series returns to Knoxville Saturday, before moving to the Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines Sunday. The team’s win in Des Moines with the NSL in 2015 was their first. “We’re excited for Des Moines,” says Troy. “A lot of our marketing partners are right there. They were able to be with us last year when we won in Des Moines, and that made it very special for us. That was our first win.”

TKS Motorsports is always open to new perspective partners!

TKS Motorsports would like to thank Casey's General Stores, Des Moines Industrial Products (DMIP), Aggressive Hydraulics, 1 Way Technologies, AL Driveline, AO Designs, All Star Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt Professional Seat Systems, Fibreworks Composites, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier, Indy Race Parts, KSE Racing Products, Mag Tech Ignition, Maxim Racing Chassis, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Tony Moro Collision Center, Tony Moro Powdercoating & Sandblasting, Vahlco Wheels, Webb Family Farms, Wilwood, Winters Performance Products and Gail Dielman.

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Dover Picks Up First Podium Finish of Season at Junction Motor Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - McCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. (May 24, 2016) - Jack Dover garnered his best finish of the season last Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway, but the result wasn't very satisfying.

Dover kicked off the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints event at Junction Motor Speedway by winning a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. That locked him into the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 2 to start the main event on the front row.

"Me and Don Droud Jr. switched positions the first two laps," he said. "I was leading and I showed him the line where the rubber was. He got by me somehow and took that line. I was never able to get by him again.

"Later on Droud Jr. got around a lapped car and I got up to that lapped car and I tried everything I could to pass him. Everywhere I went he went. I tried going around him on the outside of a corner and I slid out of the rubber and third place got by me."

Dover ended with a third-place finish, which was his first podium of the season.

"I know a win is right around the corner," he said. "More importantly, we want to send our condolences to the family of the man who passed away at the track on Saturday."

Dover was scheduled to compete on Sunday at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D., but a couple of mechanical issues with his mule and trailer forced him to stay home.

This weekend Dover is slated to compete at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on Friday with the GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Tri-State Region, which is hosting twin features. Dover will then drive a 305ci sprint car on Saturday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., for Chris Roseland.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 21 - Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 3 (2).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., with the GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Tri-State Region and Saturday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Home Pride Companies, Inc.

Home Pride Companies, Inc., is a leader in vinyl siding, window replacement, roofing and guttering. Based in Omaha, Neb., Home Pride Companies, Inc., also specializes in storm damage repair and has served Nebraska and Iowa for more than 25 years. For more information, visit http://www.HomePrideCompanies.com.

"Luke Cochran has become a family friend the last few years and he's been instrumental in keeping our program going," Dover said. "He also has a great company, which we've seen firsthand when Home Pride Companies, Inc., roofed my parent's house."

Dover would also like to thank Certified Transmission, Eagle Motorsports, True Trucking, Moss Racing Engines, Thorpe's Body Shop, Backlund Plumbing, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Shaver Racing Engines, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors and Vortex Wings 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 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.

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 by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – Second Doesn’t Always Suck!

 (Bill W) May 24, 2016 – Second is often called the first loser, especially in racing. But for Terry McCarl and the TMAC Motorsports #24 team, second didn’t suck Saturday night at Badlands Motor Speedway’s Silver Shootout. The Altoona, Iowa driver cashed in 83 silver bars worth just north of $13,700 for his runner-up run. The weekend actually started Friday at the newly renovated Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota, where TMAC registered a top ten run with the NSL. This weekend will find him back at Badlands on Saturday and with the NSL in Des Moines at the Iowa State Fair Speedway Sunday.

At Jackson’s Folkens Brothers Trucking Spring Nationals on Friday, TMAC timed in a disappointing 16th quick. “I just got a new Rider engine and Jackson was a good place to try it out,” he says. “We were kind of off early. It needed to get worked in. There was too much fuel in the plugs early on. We didn’t get qualified well, but the motor got stronger and stronger as the night went on.”

After finishing second in his heat, he lined up outside row eight for the feature. “It’s just such tough competition,” says TMAC. “It’s like an Outlaw show. We were 16th quick, and that meant we were in deep trouble. We’ve been really good come feature time. We were coming through there pretty well. I needed a couple more yellows early.”

TMAC worked his way into the top ten. “We worked our way up to eighth,” he says. “We had just passed a car for that spot, and Brian (Brown) blew his tire and we had a red. We had to go back behind that car. It went low, so I went high and it came up the track. I got so close to it, that I got over the cushion to avoid it. I was in the pucker position there almost. Davey (Heskin) was able to get by both of us at that point and we ended up tenth.”

Folkens Brothers Trucking and Bargain Barn Tire do a lot for this event every year, and even finishing tenth was worth the trip. “We came out of there with a top ten,” says TMAC. “My Dad always told me, when he ran tenth he didn’t expect to get paid for winning. But when he won, he expected to get paid for it. With this NSL payoff, it was $1500. We also got the Bargain Barn bonuses and stuff. It ended up being a decent night for a tenth place finish.”

TMAC would come out for one-lap time trials 43rd in the 47-car field assembled at Badlands’ Silver Shootout on Saturday. “We got the motor running well,” he says. “With one lap, if you happen to make a mistake, you are in deep trouble. I kind of got in a rut in one and two and got on two wheels. My first half lap was bad, but I came back and nailed three and four. When I came back, I was shocked that we were good enough for ninth quick.”

That would put him inside row two of the fourth heat. “We’d prefer not to start on the bottom of heat races, especially at Badlands,” says TMAC. “The track was sticky early on. We were able to get a good start thought, and we caught a yellow. We were able to get by Kaley (Gharst) there for the win. It worked out for us, because we ended up being the high point car for the night.”

A nice little girl drew the pole for TMAC. “I think I’ve started on the pole about eight times in my life at Badlands,” he says. “I’ve maybe won two of those. I really don’t like starting there. I just kind of read the track wrong on Saturday. We were able to get the jump on Aaron Reutzel and went down into turn three on the first lap. I knew we were in trouble at that point, because the car was loose. That’s definitely not my style.”

He would try making adjustments in the car at speed. “I pulled the wing back, and that kind of made me tight,” says TMAC. “The track was in great condition. You could run the top, run the bottom, you could run the middle coming off of two. We just missed the setup. I also smacked the fence on the back straightaway a ton. It tore a two-inch chunk out of the bead lock.”

Despite the trouble with the car, TMAC sliced and diced for the lead. “It was such a fun race,” he says. “It’s tough to beat Mark Dobmeier on a track like that. He’s probably the best in the country at that kind of a racetrack. The conditions were perfect for him and he had a great racecar. Mark and I went at it for a while, and Dusty (Zomer) and I were racing back and forth. We were both banging the fence. I think that’s what eventually took him out. It was exciting where I was at. We were having a lot of fun, so I know the fans were.”

In the end, he would checker second, and feel fortunate to do so. “We were so lucky,” says TMAC. “The way the car was set up, and with the gash in the bead lock, we were just lucky to finish. I’ve never been so happy to finish second in my life. On top of being lucky, we were paid over $13,700 for second…so second doesn’t always suck!”

TMAC appreciated the Silver Shootout promotion. “I really thought the silver bar thing was a cool idea, but it was even better than I thought,” he says. “It came in a cool wooden box that was custom made to fit the bars. The bars are all personalized. I think everyone loved it whether they got one bar, or 166 like Mark. It was such a unique thing that took a lot of planning and work.”

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This Month in TMAC History!

TMAC won May 27, 2001 at the Huset’s Speedway. He topped Dennis Moore Jr., Don Droud Jr., Mark Toews and Skip Jackson. The field was a solid one assembled over the Memorial Day Weekend. He won his fifth of a record eight Huset’s track championships that season.

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Bergman Earns Second Top 10 of Season at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (May 24, 2016) - Seth Bergman is racking up as many laps as he can at Knoxville Raceway prior to the 360 Knoxville Nationals in August.

Bergman made his second appearance of the season at the half-mile oval in Knoxville, Iowa, last Saturday when he kicked off the night by qualifying 13 th quickest.

"For me (qualifying) is not that tough," he said. "It's not a big adjustment to go out and make a couple of good laps. The main thing at Knoxville is trying to get your race car around there with a good time. Knoxville is a beast in itself. It's crucial to set a good time."

Bergman then powered from seventh to fourth place in a heat race and he maneuvered from 11th to an eighth-place result during the main event, which gives him two top 10s in two starts this season.

"I've never been good enough to win there," he said. "That's why we're going there. We race really well there and the race package is coming together. We just need to figure out a few things to get qualifying well."

Bergman wrapped up the weekend on Sunday at Badlands Motor Speedway. He rallied from sixth to third place in a heat race and lined up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

"I feel like it was the first night in a while we've had a great race car," he said. "We did our job and put ourselves in a position to win. The way our luck was it wasn't meant to be. We were running third on the first lap and the second-place car got into the fence and started flipping. I had nowhere to go and he came down on top of me."

Bergman was unable to restart the race and he was credited with an 18th-place finish.

This weekend Bergman will return to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday and Badlands Motor Speedway on Sunday.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 21 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 8 (11).

May 22 - Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 18 (3).

SEASON STATS -

28 races, 3 wins, 9 top fives, 16 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

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 - Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing

Based in Shawnee, Okla., Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing is a business within the oil industry.

"Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing builds anchors for oil wells and they are pretty much at the top of the industry quality-wise," Bergman said. "They take pride in being made in America and in building quality parts."

Bergman would also like to thank Corridor Electric, Young Tools, Eagle Motorsports, Speedy Auto Service, SpeedMart, Scott Baylor Racing Engines and CSI Shocks 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 by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Lasoski Sweep National Sprint League Event at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 24, 2016) - Danny Lasoski led Big Game Motorsports to the first clean sweep in National Sprint League history on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

Lasoski set quick time during qualifying before he charged from sixth to win a heat race. He then maneuvered from eighth to claim the main event, which was the Muddy sponsored team's third win of the season and Lasoski's 109th career triumph at the half-mile oval.

"We came out with a different race car with a new Brian Morrison engine that really ran good," he said. "I had the best handling car in the heat race this year. I could maneuver around and we won our heat. With the National Sprint League format it kind of hurt us because we drew a four to invert four rows so we started eighth."

Lasoski quickly advanced from eighth to fourth place during the start of the 25-lap feature.

"The way (Brian Brown) has been running he's a handful," he said. "We knew we had to get going. We had a pretty decent start. The next thing you know here comes Brian. We were racing through traffic and were able to get by him."

Lasoski moved back into fourth place on Lap 9 before he picked up a position during each of the next two laps. He then set his sights on leader Brooke Tatnell, who Lasoski passed on Lap 19.

"I filled the left front and right rear wheels with mud," he said. "I don't know how we came through there. I couldn't see where I was going. The steering wheel was going back and forth. It was a bad shake. We had a caution with three laps to go and I knew we had our work cut out."

Lasoski maintained the top spot during the final laps to record the triumph and take over lead in the National Sprint League championship standings.

The weekend began on Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the $10,000-to-win Folkens Brothers Trucking Spring Nationals with the National Sprint League.

Lasoski qualified seventh quickest and placed fourth in a heat race. That lined him up on the inside of the third row for the main event.

"We came through the field," he said. "I got to third and we were racing (Ian Madsen) and (Craig) Dollansky was out there pretty good. We had a restart and I got by Madsen. I just didn't get close enough to work with Dollansky. We definitely wanted to win both nights, but we can't be ashamed running second to Dollansky. He put a good program together at Jackson."

Lasoski earned a runner-up result.

The Muddy backed team will return to National Sprint League competition this Saturday at Knoxville Raceway and Sunday at Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 20 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 2 (5).

May 21 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (6); Feature: 1 (8).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 3 wins, 8 top fives, 9 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa, with the National Sprint League

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

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Ball Maintains Sprint Invaders Points Lead and Stays in Knoxville Title Hunt

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 24, 2016) - White Lightning Motorsports driver Jamie Ball remains in the hunt for the Sprint Invaders championship as well as the track title at Knoxville Raceway.

Ball posted another top-five finish last Wednesday at Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa, to maintain the lead in the Sprint Invaders championship standings and he recorded a ninth-place result on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway to stay second in the points.

The week began with Ball winning a heat race from the pole last Wednesday at Iowa State Fair Speedway.

"We've been really consistent with the Sprint Invaders this year," he said. "I drew a good number, which is the key to everything. I was able to win the heat race and put ourselves in the dash."

Ball then finished second in the dash and lined up on the outside of the second row for the main event.

"The feature was up and down," he said. "The starts were not very good. The guy in front of me wouldn't go and I about got into a couple of accidents. Once we got rolling I was on Matt Moro for second in traffic until a yellow. After the restart I lost my rhythm on hitting my marks and we fell back to fifth, but we'll take a top five any day."

Ball took that momentum following the fifth-place finish into Saturday's race at Knoxville Raceway, where he qualified sixth quickest before placing sixth in a heat race and ninth in the feature.

"I just never could get rolling," he said. "We threw an engine in with a different configuration. It was fast, but difficult to throttle. We're going to put old reliable back in for this week."

Teammate Devin Kline faced more tough luck in the 305ci class. Kline qualified second quickest and powered from fifth to second place in a heat race. However, the crate engine the team was using began to short out the battery in the feature and Kline was forced to pull into the pits midway through the race while in fourth place. He was credited with a 14th-place result.

"We'll get our Ostrich engine back in that we hurt on practice night for this week," he said. "I feel like I'm out of the points battle. The pressure is off and I can have some fun and go out and win some races."

White Lightning Motorsports will return to action on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway with Ball also racing on Sunday with the Sprint Invaders at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa.

QUICK RESULTS -

JAMIE BALL:

May 18 - Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa - Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 5 (4).

May 21 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 6 (4); Feature: 9 (5).

DEVIN KLINE:

May 21 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 14 (6).

SEASON STATS -

JAMIE BALL : 9 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 8 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 8 top 20s

DEVIN KLINE : 5 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, with the Sprint Invaders

MEDIA LINKS -

Jamie Ball Website: http://www.JamieBall.com

Devin Kline Website: http://www.DevinKline.com

Jamie Ball Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JamieBall5j

Devin Kline Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DevinKline5j

APPAREL -

White Lightning Motorsports has t-shirts and hoodies available for purchase at their race trailers in the infield of each sprint car event at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Ostrich Racing Engines

Ostrich Racing Engines offers performance 305ci, 360ci and 410ci engines. Along with being a dealer for many of the top product manufacturers, Ostrich also offers a complete machine shop service and dyno facility for the do-it-yourself racers. For more information, visit http://www.OstrichRacingEngines.com.

"We have been utilizing Ostrich power since we started our race team," Jamie Ball said. "Lee and the crew at Ostrich build a great engine and provide great service. At Knoxville Raceway you must have a great engine and Ostrich has been providing us with some of the fastest engines in the country. All of our cars are consistently top qualifiers and top runners and we credit that to our Ostrich Racing Engines."

White Lightning Motorsports would also like to thank JJ Kane Auctioneers, Housby, Timber Line Tree Service, Iowa State Savings Bank, The Hearing Clinic, Windance Graphics, FK Rod Ends, Sweet Manufacturing, Hooker Harness, MyRacePass, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Fragola Performance Systems, Hoosier Tire, MPD Racing, Bell Helmets, Sign Pro of Newton, Shell Shock, Maxim Chassis, Hinchman Racewear, Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO) and Allen Construction for their continued support.

 

 

Tankersley Takes ASCS Gulf South Points Lead into Texas Tripleheader

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (May 24, 2016) - Channin Tankersley is looking to accomplish a couple of feats this weekend as he tackles an ASCS Gulf South Region tripleheader.

Tankersley, who won the last two ASCS Gulf South Region races to take the lead in the championship standings, enters this weekend looking for three straight feature wins for the first time in his career. He's also hoping to head to the Winner's Circle at each track for the first time.

"We want to go out there and be consistent and to finish races," he said. "Our goal is to win each night, but we have long-term goals that require finishing races."

The action begins on Friday at RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas, before Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, hosts a show on Saturday. Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, is the site of the final race on Sunday.

"Our confidence level is at an all-time high," he said. "Our results are starting to speak for themselves."

Tankersley doesn't have much experience at RPM Speedway.

"I went to RPM a long, long time ago," he said. "From what I can remember it's slick and small. But I've heard they've done a lot of work to it."

However, he has earned a seventh-place result during each of the past three seasons at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

"We've had a lot of good runs there and we've been pretty solid there," he said. "We need to find a little more speed."

Tankersley has been in contention to win at Lone Star Speedway, but hasn't been able to seal the deal.

"Lone Star is one of my favorite tracks around so I'm looking forward to it," he said. "I seem to go pretty decent there. It races pretty good for me. I was racing for the lead there a couple of years ago when I got into a wreck so we know we can run up front."

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 2 wins, 4 top fives, 5 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas; Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas; and Sunday at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

APPAREL -

Tankersley has t-shirts ranging from youth medium to XXL for sale at his race trailer.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - G3 Boats

G3 Boats is a Yamaha-owned boat company that manufactures more than 100 models of aluminum fishing boats and pontoons at its location in Lebanon, Mo. For more information, visit http://www.G3Boats.com.

"G3 Boats are the best aluminum boats out there," Tankersley said. "I had my eye on buying one long before they became a partner of mine."

Tankersley would also like to thank Watercraft Plus, LLC, Challenger Drilling, Yamaha, Day Motorsports, Blazer Boats and Sea Chaser Boats for their continued support.

 

 

Helms Finishes 14th at Lincoln Speedway and Wilmot Raceway with All Stars

Inside Line Promotions - WILMOT, Wis. (May 24, 2016) - Caleb Helms registered a pair of 14th-place finishes last weekend with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

Helms opened the doubleheader on Friday at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Ill., where he made his debut by qualifying eighth quickest. That ranked second best in his group and lined him up on the inside of the second row for a heat race.

"We were decent in qualifying, but we were a little loose in the heat race," he said.

Helms placed fourth in the heat race, which lined him up on the outside of the eighth row for the main event.

"Before the feature we made some adjustments and were hoping to be pretty good," he said. "I was running laps and trying to get in my groove, but the rubber was laying down on Lap 3. Within a couple of laps I started hauling it in higher and harder. I was passing a lot of cars, but a lot of cautions came out that would negate those passes."

Helms worked his way into the top 10 just after the midpoint of the race.

"I passed Lee Jacobs and was close to Dale Blaney when the yellow came out before we got to the line," he said. "That put me back behind Lee, who knew where I was running. He took my line and then he bumped into somebody and spun and I couldn't go anywhere. I had a really good run going, but we had to go to the back for being involved in that crash."

Helms rebounded from the incident to place 14th.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Wilmot Raceway, where Helms timed in 17th quickest during qualifying and led a few laps during a heat race before finishing second. That started him 16th in the main event.

"We started out strong and then couldn't get in a good groove and lost some spots," he said. "At the end of the race I got a few spots back. I probably had a better car than where I finished."

Helms scored a 14th-place finish. He now ranks eighth in the All Star championship standings entering races this Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and Saturday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 20 - Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Ill. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 14 (16).

May 21 - Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 14 (16).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and Saturday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://HelmsRacing40.wix.com/HelmsRacing

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caleb_Helms40

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Helms.Motorsports

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Kistler Racing Products

Kistler Racing Products offers a variety of sprint car parts at its shop, which is located in Fremont, Ohio. For more information, visit http://www.KistlerRacing.com.

"They are not just there to sell you parts," Helms said. "They work hard to make you successful and want you to do well. They care about their customers and it shows."

Helms would also like to thank Shelves.com, Helms Construction Inc., Helms and Sons Excavating, Schoenfeld Headers and Larson Trucking & Heavy Equipment Repair for their continued support.

 

 

Hanks Pockets Pair of ASCS Red River Region Top Fives to Maintain Points Lead

Inside Line Promotions - LAWTON, Okla. (May 24, 2016) - Brandon Hanks continued to build his lead in the ASCS Red River Region championship standings thanks to a pair of top-five finishes in Oklahoma last weekend.

Hanks holds a 173-point advantage in the standings as he has earned five top fives with the region.

"It was a good weekend overall," he said. "I really think Friday at Creek County Speedway we had something for Blake (Hahn). We just started too far back."

Hanks, who opened the night by finishing fourth in a heat race, lined up on the outside of the sixth row for the main event.

"Restarts were the biggest thing," he said. "I was going pretty good until I got to fifth or sixth and then it got tough to pass. But leaving with no damage and a podium finish is a great night."

Hanks charged from 12th to the third-place result.

The team took that momentum into Saturday's event at Lawton Speedway, where Hanks drew a high number during the pill draw to start the night at the back of a heat race.

"Wayne Johnson opened the door going through the field and I followed him through," he said. "He was making my job easier. I finished fourth and that put us in the redraw."

Unfortunately, Hanks pulled the highest number - eight - during the random redraw, which lined him up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

"I had a really good car and that was a really fun race," he said. "I hate we weren't in the top three fighting for the lead at the end. When we got to lapped traffic you could have thrown a blanket over the top six or seven cars. That was one of the more exciting races I've been a part of all year long."

Hanks ended with a fifth-place finish, which gives him eight top fives this season. That is only one away from matching his career-best total in a season.

Hanks said he's unsure whether he will race this weekend.

"The focus this week is farming, but if there's a chance to race we will," he said.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 20 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 3 (12).

May 21 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 5 (8).

SEASON STATS -

20 races, 3 wins, 8 top fives, 12 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

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 - R.E. Enterprises

Based in Memphis, Tenn., R.E. Enterprises is a one-stop solution for sprint car parts and racing supplies, racing and performance shock services, chassis repairs and fabrication, and custom welding or machining needs. For more information, visit http://www.RacingEclipse.com.

"R.E. Enterprises has been in my corner since I was racing mini sprints," Hanks said. "I can't thank them enough for their support in my racing endeavors as well as with my powder coating business."

Hanks would also like to thank Performance Powder Coating, D&B Farms, Wesmar Racing Engines, Walls Paint and Body Shop, Penske Racing Shocks, Acme Graphix, Hinchman Racewear, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems and J-R1 for their continued support.

 

 

Blurton Back Behind the Wheel of a 360ci Sprint Car During Busy Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - QUINTER, Kan. (May 24, 2016) - Zach Blurton is excited about the opportunity to race a 360ci sprint car again.

Blurton has driven a 305ci sprint all season, but a great opportunity opened up during a huge week of racing that includes 360 competition throughout Memorial Day weekend.

Blurton has five races planned in five days beginning Thursday at U.S. 30 Speedway in Columbus, Neb., with the 305 sprints.

"I did a speedweek once, but this is the first time in a long time that I have this many races in a row," he said. "I'm excited to get to race that much and to get back in a 360 sprint. I raced one once last year and did pretty good. I just hope the weather holds out. We have other plans if some of them are impacted by weather."

Blurton will then drop a 360 engine into his sprint car and head to Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan., on Friday and 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on Saturday to compete with the GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 NCRA/NSL Region.

"A family friend is letting us use his 360 engine," he said. "I can't thank Brett enough for the chance."

Blurton will wrap up the weekend by putting the 305 engine back in his sprint car and heading to WaKeeney Speedway in WaKeeney, Kan., for a doubleheader on Sunday and Monday with the United Rebel Sprint Series.

Blurton is currently second in the URSS National and Kansas Region points and he ranks sixth in the Colorado Region points. He is 13th in the IMCA standings.

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 6 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at U.S. 30 Speedway in Columbus, Neb.; Friday at Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan., and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., with the GoMuddy.com NSL 360 NCRA/NSL Region; and Sunday and Monday at WaKeeney Speedway in WaKeeney, Kan., with the URSS

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZachBlurton.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZachBlurton

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

APPAREL -

Visit Blurton's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ZachBlurtonRacing for more information.

RACING OPPORTUNITIES -

Blurton, who earned 2013 Knoxville Raceway 360 Rookie of the Year and 2012 NCRA Rookie of the Year honors, is seeking additional racing opportunities and is willing to travel. To learn more information, contact Blurton at 620-393-5249 or ZachBlurton@gmail.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Tornado Racing Engines

Tornado Racing Engines is an engine business in Utica, Kan., owned by John Johnson.

"Without John's support since I started racing 305s I wouldn't be where I am," Blurton said. "When times were tough with money and motors John was always there for us. He is more than just a sponsor … he's family."

Blurton would also like to thank Midwest Ag Professionals Inc., Ti22 Performance, Phillips Chiropractic & Physical Therapy Center, Jet-Hot Coatings, Randy Patterson Welding, Outlaw Wings, Billinger Repair Shop, Double D Family Mat Shop, Park Liquor, Rob's Fun Center and Rod End Supply for their continued support.

 

 

White Caps ASCS Red River Region Doubleheader with Top 10 at Lawton

Inside Line Promotions - LAWTON, Okla. (May 24, 2016) - Harli White was in contention to capture her first win of the season last Saturday at Lawton Speedway, where she led the first seven laps of the ASCS Red River Region main event.

"From the get-go I was fast that night," said White, who kicked off the night by driving from third to win a heat race before starting the main event on the outside of the front row.

"In the feature I stayed out front and was doing great. I was driving the car hard because I kept thinking someone was on my tail. The track was slick to the cushion so you had to be pretty careful. I was getting in traffic and I knew if I didn't get around those cars fast enough I'd get passed. Once we got to the first set of cars I went down to slide them and I looped it in turns one and two."

White did a full spin and kept going, but she fell back to fourth place.

"I was catching the leaders again and did the same thing late in the race," she said. "It was disappointing because my dad said I had that won. I kind of stepped on it there. I was overdriving the car."

White ended with a 10th-place result, which was her fourth top 10 of the season.

Last weekend began on Friday with the ASCS Red River Region at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. White opened the night by driving from sixth to third place in a heat race. That put her in the feature redraw and she pulled the No. 6 to start the main event on the outside of the third row.

"The track was super heavy and super locked down all night," she said. "It kept getting faster and faster. I jumped up to fourth and stayed there for a little. We had caution after caution and red flag after red flag. My car kept getting tighter and tighter. I was running about eighth halfway through and went into turns one and two and biked it a little. The car came back down on the right rear. I thought it broke the right rear shock. I ended up pulling it in to save our equipment."

White exited the track early and was credited with a 17th-place finish.

She is slated to race with the ASCS Gulf South Region this Friday at RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas, and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 20 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 17 (6).

May 21 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 10 (2).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 4 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas, and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Harli-White-Racing-116791735008839/?fref=ts

APPAREL -

White has various t-shirt designs ranging from youth small to adult 4XL available for purchase at her race trailer every time she competes and at http://www.harliwhiteracing.net/shopping/.

AUSTRALIAN PARTNERSHIP -

White is seeking additional marketing partners to help offset the costs of taking advantage of an opportunity to race in Australia throughout the offseason. To talk with her more email HarliWhite17w@gmail.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mesilla Valley Transportation

Mesilla Valley Transportation is one of the largest transportation providers in Western Texas and New Mexico. The company specializes in time-sensitive service between major manufacturing areas in the United States and Canada and the borders of Mexico. For more information, visit http://www.M-V-T.com.

"It is an honor to have Royal Jones and MVT be a part of our team for three years now," White said. "He's helped my career tremendously. He's a great guy who loves racing. I'm very honored to have him as a sponsor."

White would also like to thank The Mower Shop, The Body Works, Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Sea Foam, Jerry Tucker Rhoustabout, LLC, PXP Racewear, RaceChic, Shiners Hospitals for Children, Superflow Testers and Golden Triangle Fire Protection for their continued support.

 

 

Jerrod Hull – Hard-charge and Top Five at Lincoln with All Stars!

(Bill W) May 24, 2016 – Jerrod Hull and the Heartland Trailer Manufacturing/Neal Tire #12 surged from 12th to fifth with the All Stars last Friday at the Lincoln Speedway in Illinois. The Sikeston, Missouri driver made his progress early in the feature on a track that ended up with one-lane conditions. This weekend, the team races with the MOWA series at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri Saturday and Quincy Raceways in Illinois on Sunday.

The All Stars time in groups that they also use for their heat races. Jerrod timed in fourth quick in the third of four groups. “We’d never run that qualifying procedure, but I thought it was pretty neat,” he says. “You know who you’re qualifying with and who you’ll be racing with in your heat. I actually enjoyed that. Qualifying fourth quick in our group wasn’t where we wanted to be, but it worked in that it put us on the pole of the heat.”

Unfortunately, the initial start of the heat was called back for a spun car. “We had a really good start on the first one and had gotten to the lead,” says Jerrod. “The next one wasn’t as good. Danny Holtgraver was on the outside of me and we dragged down the front straightaway and he was able to pull away on the cushion. We held onto second, and I thought we would be pretty good and get eligible for the Dash. Chad (Kemenah) got really good on the bottom though, and actually passed both of us.”

The third place finish meant a starting spot outside of row six for the main event. “The car was great to start the feature,” says Jerrod. “The first few laps, we were really nice. We were running the top and passing cars right and left. We were in lapped traffic and we were up to fifth. The leaders were right there for us.”

It looked like Jerrod definitely had something for the leaders. “In the next corner, I started feeling rubber and I thought, ‘Oh no,’” he says. “A lap after that, it was lockdown rubber and everyone went to the bottom. It was really follow the leader from there on. We thought about making a move on a restart, but we had been perfect before the rubber went down, and we were just tight after that. I hate rubber down racetracks!”

The team was happy with the outing. “We were hoping we could get a top three, which I think was really possible before the track took rubber,” says Jerrod. “As far as starting twelfth and running fifth…the way things were; we were really happy. It was fun to run with the All Stars and hopefully, we’ll get to do some more of that in the future.”

Jerrod is looking forward to getting two shows in with the MOWA series this weekend. “We’ll see what happens,” he says. “Pevely is one of my favorite places. We’ve been able to win at both tracks. We’re looking forward to having some fun and maybe get a victory this weekend.”

 

 

Taylor Passes Lots of Cars During Midget Debut with New Team

Inside Line Promotions - FORT MORGAN, Colo. (May 24, 2016) - Zac Taylor raced against the best midget drivers in the world at the Chili Bowl Nationals in January so when he and car owner Todd Henry showed up at I-76 Speedway on Saturday they were shocked to learn Taylor was considered a "rookie" with the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association.

"When we got there we found out we had to start last because I was a rookie because it was my first race with the organization," Taylor said. "Neither Todd or myself were too happy. There were five or six rookies there."

Taylor, who advanced from fifth to fourth place in a heat race, started 17th in the feature. However, he quickly moved into the top 10 before an incident occurred.

"My right rear got over the left rear of another car and I spun," he said. "I had to go back to 22nd and I got behind a guy who wouldn't go on the restart and I couldn't pass him until we got by the cone. The front of the field was in turn two by the time I got out of turn four."

Taylor overcame the issue to storm back and record a ninth-place finish.

"The guy beside us in the pits said I probably passed more cars than anyone," Taylor said. "I can't thank Todd enough. He was so helpful. He told me what the car would do and what I had to do and it all worked just as he said."

Taylor has a busy Memorial Day weekend with three races on tap, beginning on Saturday at Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers, Colo., with the Colorado Alliance Tour. Taylor will then compete on Sunday and Monday at WaKeeney Speedway in WaKeeney, Kan., with the URSS.

He is currently sixth in URSS National points and leads the URSS Colorado Region standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 21 - I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo. - Heat: 4 (5); Feature: 9 (17).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 2 wins, 3 top fives, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers, Colo., with the Colorado Alliance Tour and Sunday and Monday at WaKeeney Speedway in WaKeeney, Kan., with the URSS

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zac-Taylor-Racing/176561235888527

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zac86taylor

Website: http://www.zactaylorracing.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA1su-PDXOb8wWUoLAw_POQ/videos

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - H&H Resurfacing in Englewood, Colo.

"H&H Resurfacing is owned by Todd Henry," Taylor said. "I can't thank him enough for taking a chance on me …. he never had seen me race. He was such a huge help to me with his advice this past weekend."

Taylor would also like to thank Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Pro Shocks, Triple X Racing Company, USA Performance Engines and Hoosier Racing Tires.

 

 

Smith Posts Strong Outings with World of Outlaws in Pennsylvania

Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (May 24, 2016) - Ryan Smith is happy with his results against the toughest sprint car drivers in the world this past week. However, circumstances thanks to Mother Nature left him asking "what if?"

The "Kunkletown Kid" battled with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in a pair of events in his home state of Pennsylvania. He recorded a 13 th-place finish at the Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown on Thursday in a non-stop 35-lap feature. Smith followed up with a ninth-place result against the Outlaws at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday.

But it was the rain that impacted what could have been a big night at Lincoln Speedway for Smith. The Gettysburg Clash was scheduled for Wednesday and Smith got off to a great start, setting quick time in his group qualifying. He then won his heat, putting him in the dash and providing a great opportunity at a prime starting spot in the feature. Then the skies opened and the World of Outlaws opted to start the night of racing anew on Thursday.

"It's rare for me to have the stars align where I get a good pill draw, qualify well and win the heat against the Outlaws, but the clouds rolled in, covered up those stars and rained on my parade," Smith joked. "It's only about an hour and 15 minute ride home from Lincoln, but that night it was the longest drive I can remember."

During the "do over" on Thursday Smith qualified 12th in his group and he finished fifth in a heat race. He then advanced from 19th to 13th in the main event.

"We passed cars in a caution-free race so that was encouraging," he said. "We had the fourth fastest lap time of the race. But the starting spot is everything against the best in the country. It's just so frustrating on what could have been. Last year at Lincoln against the Outlaws I had third quick time, third in the heat and third in the feature."

Smith's fortunes got off to a good start at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday. Despite going out last in his group for qualifying, he posted the sixth quickest time. Smith then finished third in a heat race.

"In the heat I slid the guy for second with two laps to go, which would have put us in the dash, but he got back by me," he said. "We were really competitive."

Smith said the track took rubber about halfway through the feature, making passing nearly impossible. He battled inside the top 10 throughout the main event before ending ninth.

"I race at Williams Grove probably more than any other track and haven't won there yet," he said. "It's the toughest track to be in contention to win. But hey, to get a top 10 against the World of Outlaws is pretty darn good."

Saturday's program at Williams Grove Speedway fell victim to rain.

Next up, Smith is excited to take on the Outlaws on Tuesday at New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, N.J.

"For some reason I always run well there," he said. "I got my first win there. I just have a good feeling about this race."

Smith will then compete on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday through Monday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Bob Weikert Memorial.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 19 - Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. - Qualifying: 12; Heat: 5 (6); Feature: 13 (19).

May 20 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 6; Heat: 3 (3); Feature: 9 (11).

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 10 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, N.J., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series; Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday through Monday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Bob Weikert Memorial

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RyanSmithRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RyanSmithRacing

Twitter Race Updates: https://twitter.com/DeniseS_SS

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RyanSmith.TheKunkletownKid

Instagram: https://instagram.com/denises_ss

APPAREL -

Visit http://www.RyanSmithRacing.com to view the latest apparel options, which include t-shirts and hoodies.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Warko Group

The Warko Group is a family owned and operated company with roots dating back to 1956 and is based in Reading, Pa. The Warko Group has experience in all aspects of the of the construction industry including commercial, industrial, institutional, medical, educational, and multi-family housing. The Warko Group offers contractor services such as roofing, architectural sheet metal, heating-ventilation-air conditioning, ductwork, mechanical, process piping, plumbing, plant maintenance, and H.V.A.C. Service.

"My car owner, Rob Warko, owns the company and we couldn't do any of this without his support and just as important, his enthusiasm for racing," Smith said. "Rob and his family have been involved in racing for a long time and I'm incredibly honored he chose me to get into 410 sprint car racing with."

Smith would also like to thank G.L.T. Electrical, CnB Chubby, Fighting Angels Foundation, S&S Speedways, Quality Roofing Supply, East Coast Helicopter Tours, Armbruster Racing Photos, Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, HP Engines, Pancho's Racing Products, GME Steering and Vahlco Racing Wheels for their continued support.

 

 

World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Set for return to Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8

PUTNAMVILLE, Ind. — May 24, 2016 — It has been nearly 20 years since the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series last visited Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Indiana — 18 to be exact. That wait will come to an end on Wednesday, June 8 as the series visits the high-banked bullring for the first time since 1988.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has only raced twice at Lincoln Park Speedway over the years. The Outlaws made their debut at the track way back in 1979, which was the sophomore season of the burgeoning series. Steve Kinser, the 20-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, who hails from Bloomington, Indiana, won the inaugural race for the series at Lincoln Park Speedway. When the Outlaws returned in 1988, it was Dave Blaney, who was victorious.

A handful of drivers competing full-time with the series in 2016 have raced at Lincoln Park Speedway in the past. Joey Saldana, from Brownsburg, Indiana, is one of two drivers who have won at the track. In fact, he has a pair of victories, both coming with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in 1992 and 1993.

Brad Sweet, the current series point leader, has made more starts at the track than any other driver racing full-time with the series this year. The Californian was victorious at Lincoln Park Speedway in 2010 with the Honda USAC National Midget Series during Indiana Midget Week. Sweet has also raced at the track in a non-wing sprint car.

Paul McMahan, who drives for the Destiny Motorsports team, based in Northeast Indiana, finished fourth at Lincoln Park Speedway in 2006 with the NST (National Sprint Tour). Shane Stewart also ran that event, finishing 10th. Jason Sides, who won his first race of the season last month at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., competed at Lincoln Park Speedway as well in the NST race.

Greg Wilson, the leading contender for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award, has raced both a non-wing and winged sprint car at Lincoln Park Speedway. The non-wing start came in 1998, during Indiana Sprint Week for the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series. Wilson qualified for the main event that night against a huge field of cars. Wilson also raced in the NST event at Lincoln Park Speedway in 2006.

Clyde Knipp, who is also contending for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award, made a couple of trips to Lincoln Park Speedway last year. The recent high school graduate was one of the 47 drivers in attendance for the Indiana Sprint Week event with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series last year at Lincoln Park Speedway. Knipp returned to the track the next weekend for a weekly show.

Drivers who will be making their first-career start at Lincoln Park Speedway include: seven-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz, 2013 champion Daryn Pittman, David Gravel, Logan Schuchart, Jason Johnson and Jacob Allen.

Advance tickets for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Indiana on Wednesday, June 8 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023. The ticket booth at the track will open at 4 p.m. on race day.

Discount General Admission tickets can also be purchased at participating O’Reilly Auto Parts stores, beginning on Thursday, May 5. Each General Admission ticket purchased at an O’Reilly Auto Parts location will feature a special $5 discount. Tickets buyers will exchange their O’Reilly receipt for tickets at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

For more information on tickets, visit slspromotions.ticketforce.com.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

Robbie Price Records Ocean Speedway Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA- Checking in at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA on Friday night, Robbie Price would turn in a strong showing that saw him ultimately finish with a ninth place finish on an extremely slick racing surface.

“We were a little too tight in time trials which set us back early in the night, but we raced really well I thought,” Price said. “The track was really racy in the feature and we were up near the Top-Five, but I made contact with the wall off of turn two and a bent w-link, bent wheel, and broken a shock, saw us lose a few spots in the closing laps.”

Timing the Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal/Tiger Towing/Rod End Supply No. 21 machine in 15th fastest during qualifying time trials, the Cobble Hill, BC driver would pick up a fifth place finish during his heat race.

With extensive track work taking place before the feature event an extremely wide and slick surface greeted Price and the rest of the field for what would be a thrilling 30-lap feature event.

Lining up in the eighth row of the ‘A’, Price would have his elbows up as he navigated through dense traffic on the tight confines of the Ocean Speedway. Putting his machine anywhere he could find open real estate, Price wasted no time breaking into the Top-10.

Looking for more, Price would climb the ladder towards the Top-Five but once he got into the sixth spot he would come into contact with the wall on exit of turn two and cause damage to his car’s W-link, right rear wheel, and right rear shock.

With handling a bit of an issue with the damage during the race’s closing laps, Price would give it a valiant effort as he was able to hang on to a Top-10 finish as he ended his night in the ninth spot.

“We got to running the top there, and the track kind of led you into the wall,” Price said. “Unfortunately we hit it hard enough to cause some damage and that cost us a few spots late in the race. I really want to thank everyone who made the trip with us and helped out.”

Price and his team would like to thank Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal, Tiger Towing, Rod End Supply, Wildlight Photography, Shark Racing Engines, and Speedmart for their support during the 2016 season.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-18, Wins-1, Top-5’s-2, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP: Price is scheduled to race in the state of Oregon this weekend as he will be at the Cottage Grove Speedway on both Saturday and Sunday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Robbie by liking Robbie Price Racing on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rpracing21.

 

 

EAST COAST ENDURANCE: CJB Battles Vaunted PA Posse in trips to the Northeast Outlaws snake down east coast before bolting to Midwest for Memorial Day battle at Lawrenceburg

CARLISLE, PA. - May 24, 2016 - Anytime the CJB Motorsports team heads close to their home (which is Carlisle, Pennsylvania) the question is often asked: is this team Posse or Outlaw?

With one full time machine touring with the 'Greatest Show on Dirt,' the argument could be made that the team identifies with the traveling band of sprint car warriors. On the other hand, with another machine that's a threat to win each time it hits the track, the argument could be made for a Posse affiliation.

However, when it truly comes down to it, CJB drivers David Gravel & Sammy Swindell simply care about one thing: preforming well on CJB's home turf.

The duo made their way to Abbottstown, Pa. for the start of their first east coast swing. The 'Fabulous' Lincoln Speedway was the site of the first battle in Outlaws vs. Posse 2016 but Mother Nature scored a decisive blow by delaying the action from Wednesday, May 18th to the following night. From the drop of the gun, both cars flashed speed.

"Lincoln is a tricky track," said Gravel, driver of the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "We timed in right where we wanted to be but got called back for jumping the start in our heat race. We were about a 9th place car in the feature and I lost some sports by choosing the wrong line here and there."

"We put together a new car for Lincoln," said Swindell, pilot of the Big Game Treestands, GoMuddy.com #1. "Anytime you do that, you might have some bugs crop up. We had a slight issue with our brakes and had to change some things around. That took us through time trials and the heat race to figure out. We had to race hard all night but we were just playing catch up and that kept us from making the feature."

Friday night brought the first of seven scheduled nights of competition for the Outlaws at Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg. The paperclip shaped track is considered the home track for CJB. Both drivers were anxious for a great result.

"The Grove is just a tough track," said Gravel, who has an average finish of 7.9 in 2016. "We got behind in time trials and that set the tone for the night. The track was narrow for the feature; we were all riding around the bottom so it was tough. We just couldn't make up any ground in the dirty air."

"We were still shaking things out from our new car," said Swindell, pilot of the Big Game Treestands, GoMuddy.com #1. "Luckily, our guys got it going well and we able to make some ground. Our car was tight during time trials. The track changed a bit more and tightened up more during the heat race. For the B, we loosened it up a bit and that helped. We made the A and it was pretty much a narrow race track. I was able to pick up a few spots when guys made some mistakes."

Mother nature washed away the Saturday night finale at the Grove. From there, Gravel and the # 5 team soldiered on to New York State and the Weedsport Speedway for a weekend night cap on Sunday, May 22nd.

"We've been running really well, then went to PA and struggled a couple of nights, so it's good to back on the podium," said Gravel, who added his 16th top-5 of the season. "It was a tricky track here tonight, and we were good at the end of the race. I got to thank all my guys - Austin, Derek, Barry - they worked their butts off on the long haul here."

Click above to listen to David in victory lane.

With the final weekend in May coming into focus, the tour now moves onto New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway on Tuesday, May 24th before heading down to North Carolina and the the Dirt Track at Charlotte for the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown on Friday, May 27th. The Outlaws cap the Memorial Day weekend with a stop at Lawrenceberg (Ind.) Speedway on Monday, May 30th.

"I've ran New Egypt for awhile when I was growing up ," said Gravel, who is searching for his first wins at all three facilities. "It's been good to me over the years. Charlotte is a cool race since it's apart of the NASCAR weekend with everything going on at the big track and such. CJB has also won there before. Same thing with Lawrenceburg. It's a high-banked, fast track that I like."

Swindell will rejoin the hunt at Knoxville Raceway in June.

BOX SCORE:

CAR #5: Date Track Size Time Trial Heat start Heat finish Dash start Dash finish "A" start "A" finish Laps Led 5/19/2016 Lincoln 0.375 3 2 3 9 12 0 5/2020116 Williams Grove 0.5 12 6 5 19 21 0 5/22/2016 Weedssport 0.5 8 3 3 8 3 0

CAR #1: Date Track Size Time Trial Heat start Heat finish Dash start Dash finish "B" start "B" finish "A" start "A" finish 5/19/2016 Lincoln 0.375 11 6 7 5 9 N/A N/A 5/20/2016 Williams Grove 0.5 10 5 6 3 2 22 19

CAR #5 2016 STATS: Events: 30 Quick Times: 1 Wins: 2 Top-5's: 15 Top-10's: 21 Heat Race Wins: 8 Dash Wins: 1 Average Time Trial: 8.5 Average A-main finish: 7.6 Total Laps Led: 75

CAR #1 2016 STATS: Events: 21 Quick Times: 1 Wins: 0 Top-5's: 3 Top-10's: 7 Heat Race Wins: 4 Dash Wins: 0 Average Time Trial: 13.4 Average A-main finish: 12.2 Total Laps Led: 0

UP NEXT: The 'Greatest Show on Dirt' makes a visit to New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway on Tuesday, May 23rd before heading to the Dirt Track at Charlotte in North Carolina for the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown on Friday, May 27th. The tour wraps up the Memorial Day weekend with a stop at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway on Monday, May 30th.

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS: For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can also listen to all of the racing action live at www.DirtVision.com.

DRIVER GEAR: Check out the latest Sammy Swindell apparel and merchandise by visiting Sammy's official online store as well as the R&R Racewear superstore, the webs largest collection of dirt track racing apparel and merchandise.

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

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

Partners: Mainstream Holdings, Big Game Treestands, Muddy, J.R.C.Transportation Inc., Bairs Tree Service, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, All Star Performance, Henry Dunn Insurance, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

 

 

Blaney Captures 10th Podium Finish of the Season to Maintain All Star Points Lead

Inside Line Promotions - WILMOT, Wis. (May 24, 2016) - Dale Blaney pieced together a solid weekend with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, which headed as far west as the schedule presents this season.

Blaney and the Mainstream Holdings, Inc., sponsored CH Motorsports team kicked off the competition last Friday at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Ill., where Blaney made his debut by qualifying sixth quickest overall.

"I thought we qualified pretty good for when we went out on Friday," he said. "We ran fair in the heat race. We had a little problem in the dash so I had to idle around there. That kind of hurt because I think we could have gained some spots to put us in a better position for the feature."

Blaney, who advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race, finished where he started - eighth - in the dash. That lined him up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

"The track rubbered down right away," he said. "I didn't feel like we were bad or good, but as early as Lap 5 I was on conserve-mode because everybody was going to be really close on tires. That was one of those nights where we took what we could get and moved on."

Blaney ended with a sixth-place result to maintain the All Star points lead entering Saturday's event at Wilmot Raceway, where it was a show-up points event for the All Stars.

"Wilmot is a great place for us," he said. "We had won four in a row there. Going out late and having quick time was pretty impressive. I didn't have to run that hard in the heat because all I had to do was run in the top five."

Blaney set quick time during qualifying before he maneuvered from sixth to third place in a heat race. He then picked up a spot in the dash to finish fourth, which lined him up on the outside of the second row for the main event.

"I was ok in the feature," he said. "I just wasn't real good. From the center off in the corners I struggled and couldn't get a run. We needed to get into heavy traffic and I could have maybe maneuvered around, but we never got into heavy traffic. It was a fun race. I wish I could have done a little more. I got to second with about 15 laps to go. I ran second for six or seven laps. We had a restart, but the bottom lane was the best lane and (Danny) Holtgraver was covering that lane up. I had to run around the top to make something happen and it opened the door for Sheldon (Haudenschild) to slide in front of us."

Blaney scored a third-place finish, which marked his 10th podium of the season.

The Mainstream Holdings, Inc., backed team is scheduled to compete this Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and Saturday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, with the All Stars.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 20 - Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Ill. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 8 (8); Feature: 6 (8).

May 21 - Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (6); Dash: 4 (5); Feature: 3 (4).

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 3 wins, 14 top fives, 21 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 22 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and Saturday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

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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 2016.

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Hagar Records First Non-Wing Feature Win of Season at Valley Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (May 24, 2016) - Derek Hagar powered to a trio of podium finishes last weekend, including his first non-wing sprint car victory of the season.

The action began on Friday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., where Hagar did double duty by driving his winged sprint car in ASCS Warrior Region competition and a non-wing sprint car for David Korte with the WAR Sprint Car Series.

"We started the night off real good in the winged car," said Hagar, who won a heat race from the pole and started the main event fourth. "I got up to second pretty early and chased the leader down. I didn't have a shot at throwing anything at him. I got close, but the caution came out when we got to lapped traffic. When we went back green we stayed nose to tail. We got into traffic toward the end of the race. I got under him in turns one and two and there was a lapped car in my way so I had to back off. I chased him back down and threw a big move going into turn three on the last lap. I pulled beside him and we drag raced to the line. He got me by about a car length."

Hagar placed second in the main event, which was his third runner-up result of the season.

He had similar success in non-wing action as Hagar advanced from fifth to fourth place in a heat race before capitalizing on a late-race red flag during the main event.

"We had a long red and we made a lot of changes," he said. "I went from seventh to third in the last eight laps. The changes we made really helped. If we could have had another late caution we could have had second."

Hagar finished third for the fifth time this season.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Valley Speedway, where Hagar and Korte teamed up for another non-wing event. Hagar charged from eighth to third place in a heat race, which lined him up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

"I got up to third pretty quick, got up to second and then had some good runs in traffic catching the leader," he said. "We had a caution a little over halfway. The leader didn't really take off like a normal start and I got into him going into turn one. It wasn't anything real bad and he slipped off the bottom. I opened my entry into the corner, turned underneath and shot under him. He turned down and my right rear ran over his left front. He was upset, but it wasn't anything intentional."

Hagar led for the remainder of the race to capture his sixth total triumph and 14th podium finish this season.

Hagar will kick off the first half of the USCS Speedweek with races on Friday at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss.; Saturday at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss.; Sunday at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss., and Monday at Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 20 - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. (winged sprint car) - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 2 (4).

May 20 - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. (nonwing sprint car) - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 3 (7).

May 21 - Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo. (nonwing sprint car) - Heat race: 3 (8); Feature: 1 (7).

SEASON STATS -

20 races, 6 wins, 15 top fives, 16 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss.; Saturday at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss.; Sunday at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss., and Monday at Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn., for the first half of the USCS Speedweek

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fragola Performance Systems

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"Fragola Performance Systems are all in all a good fitting and line manufacturer," Hagar said. "They make really good lightweight hose. I prefer them over anybody else as far as a good pressure hose."

Hagar would also like to thank B&D Towing, Dynotech Performance, DHR Suspension, J&J Auto Racing, Xtreme Race Graphics, FSR Radiators, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hinchman Racewear, Wings Unlimited, FK Rod Ends and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Attica and Wayne County Highlight Howard’s Memorial Day Weekend Plans

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

ETTERS, Pa. (May 24, 2016) - After a long trek through the Midwest with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, highlighted with visits to central Illinois and southeast Wisconsin, full-time All Star traveler Bradley Howard will return to much familiar territory during Memorial Day weekend, all set to revisit two ovals in the “Buckeye State” for a pair of $5,000-to-win programs.

Howard will visit Attica, Ohio, and Orrville, Ohio, during his Arctic Cat All Star, holiday weekend getaway. Action will begin on Friday evening, May 27, at Attica Raceway Park, followed up with an appearance at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, May 28. The Etters, Pennsylvania, native has made one prior visit to each of the upcoming destinations in 2016, both under the Arctic Cat All Star banner.

“It will be nice to get back to a few tracks we’ve already visited,” said Howard. “We already know what to expect and we already know how we should feel. I’ll have a little more confidence heading into the weekend. It’s been a challenging season so far for sure. I’m just happy to be racing. We’re having the time of our lives out here. That’s the most important to us.”

Howard’s trip to the Central Time Zone proved to be challenging for the Arctic Cat All Star rookie contender, but he is already looking forward to his return to the “road life.”

“We had a ton of fun at Lincoln Speedway and Wilmot Raceway, just didn’t have quite the experience to make the show,” said Howard. “It’s tough to walk into a place pretty much blind. I wish we had a chance to go back to those places this year. You drive off of the track always thinking ‘I should have done this,’ but that’s how you learn. We’ll work hard to improve this weekend when we travel back to Ohio.”

Keep up with Bradley Howard during his entire campaign - right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.fullyinjected.com.

2016 Wins: N/A

Bradley Howard would like to thank all of his current marketing partners including: Rocket Drywall, DeRock Electric Company, Harcon Construction, J&W Ace Hardware, Stauffer Motorsports, Ciesco Inc., J&J Auto Racing, Rock-It Pizza & Subs, JR's Driveway Services, Trackside Body Works, Norris Seafood, Ancient Window Tinting, F.I.T. Engines, Butlerbuilt Seats, American Speed Centers, Moose Blocks, KPI Graphics, AMSOIL, Darrens Designs.

 

 

Sodeman Jr. Scores Top-Ten at Fremont, Potential BOSS Start Ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

NORTH JACKSON, Oh. (May 23, 2016) - After suffering from mechanical failure during feature action at Lernerville Speedway on Friday night, May 20, Jack Sodeman Jr. packed shop and traveled west to the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on Saturday, May 21. The North Jackson, Ohio, native recorded a top-ten finish during his visit to “The Track That Action Built,” finishing eighth during the 25-lap main event after starting sixth. Sodeman kicked-off his first Fremont Speedway start of the season by charging five positions to win his respective heat race, solidifying his spot in the A-main.

“We had a lot of rain in the area, so our only option was to travel west and visit Fremont,” explained Jack Sodeman Jr. “Our decision turned out to be a good one. We showed speed all night and we are proud of that. They have a great group of guys that race weekly. To earn a top-ten is a great accomplishment. We plan to make a few more trips west this year.”

Sodeman, pilot of the Glassmere Fuel, Economy Tooling, PRS Transit, Townsend Gas & Oil, Inc., Butlerbuilt, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Triple X Race Components, No. 23JR, will for certain make two starts during the upcoming weekend, but an exact game plan has yet to be determined. The potential plan is to kick-off the holiday weekend on Friday night, May 27, with Fab4 action at the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. Sodeman has finished as high as second during feature competition at “The Action Track” in 2016 and currently finds himself fourth in the updated championship standings.

The tentative plan for Saturday, May 28, is to enter BOSS non-wing sprint car competition at the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. If weather becomes a factor, Sodeman will make another trek west and visit either Wayne County Speedway, Atomic Speedway, or Fremont Speedway. A plan will be determined later in the week.

Jack Sodeman Jr. earned one BOSS non-wing sprint car victory in 2016, occurring at Lernerville Speedway during the season-ending Steel City Stampede DIRTcar Round-Up.

“The weather really has us guessing, so our best bet is to make a game plan and be ready to race anywhere that we can,” explained Sodeman. “Racing the BOSS show is our number one choice. We’ve had a lot of success in the non-wing cars during the last few seasons. If that plan backfires, we’ll head back into Ohio and try to race at Wayne County, Atomic, or Fremont; anywhere that is open. Not sure what will happen. We’ll see soon enough.”

Race fans are invited to keep up with Jack Sodeman Jr. all across the Web. News and information will be posted regularly at www.jacksodeman.com and www.fullyinjected.com. Follow Jack Sodeman Jr. on all of the available social networks including Twitter: www.twitter.com/Sodeman23jr.

Recent Highlights: Earned the B.O.S.S. non-wing main event win during Lernerville Speedway’s Steel City Stampede on October 25th. Claimed 2015 Mercer Raceway Park championship.

2015 Wins: 4 2016 Wins: N/A

Jack Sodeman Jr. would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Glassmere Fuel, Economy Tooling, PRS Transit, Townsend Gas & Oil, Inc., Butlerbuilt, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Triple X Race Components.

 

 

Bova Preps for Potential Fremont Speedway Doubleheader

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

STRUTHERS, Oh. (May 24, 2016) - Cody “Bonzai” Bova will enter a pair of $1,000-to-win programs at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, one of which accumulating points toward the JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro championship. Bova has made one start at Fremont Speedway thus far in 2016, finishing 14th during the FAST 305 Series opener on April 23. The holiday doubleheader will ignite on Saturday evening, May 28, followed by the FAST 305 Series portion of the weekend on Sunday, May 29.

“The weather has us disgusted to say the least,” explained Cody Bova. “We haven’t had too many opportunities to race, but we plan to change that statistic this weekend. We have some personal things that we have to address this week, so as long as those don’t interfere, we’ll make our way to Fremont Speedway for the weekend. I can’t thank my family, crew, and sponsors enough for their loyal support and dedication. We’ve been trying to stay patient. Hopefully we can get two solid starts under us this Saturday and Sunday.”

Bova, a full-time traveler with the JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro circuit in 2016, will enter the Memorial Day weekend doubleheader currently 16th in the series standings.

“Unfortunately, we kinda put ourselves in a hole early in the season,” explained Bova. “It isn’t something we need to feel bad about or be concerned with. We knew this season was going to be a challenge. We’re just excited to be racing. Hopefully we can keep improving as the summer goes on and climb into the top-ten.”

Fans can keep up with Cody Bova during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Follow Bova Racing on all of the available social networks including Twitter: @codybracing and Facebook: Here!

Recent Highlights: Captured 2015 Mercer Raceway Park “Outlaw Sprint Warriors” (305ci) Track Championship.

2015 Wins: 6 (5 - Mercer Raceway Park - PA - 305ci; 1 - Thunder Mountain Speedway - PA - 305ci)

2016 Wins: N/A

Cody Bova and Bova Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: J.S. Bova Excavating, AIMI Product Imagining, LLC., Richardson Tree Service, BC Contracting, Gressman Powersports, KAPtured by Kirstie Photography, Welding Tech, Fully Injected Motorsports, Classic Ink USA.

 

 

SPRINT CARS IN HISTORIC SALUTE TO INDY SATURDAY AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY!

(Perris, CA, May 24, 2016) The “Southern California Home of Major League Sprint Car Racing,” Perris Auto Speedway, will host one of the longest running and most historic races in west coast open wheel racing when it plays host to the annual Salute to Indy this Saturday night, May 28th. The popular Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series will be the main attraction on Saturday and they will be joined by The PAS Senior & Young Gun Sprint Cars and the California Lightning Sprint Cars. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM and the first race will begin at 7:00.

The salute to Indy has been a Southern California staple dating back to 1948 when Dempsey Wilson won the inaugural one. From 1948 through 1990 the race was contested in all but five years. However, after Ascot closed in 1990 the race shelved until Perris Auto Speedway opened in 1996. Since being reborn in 96’, the prestigious race has taken place each year with the exception of 2008 when it was rained out.

Since moving to The PAS, two drivers, Damion Gardner of Concord and Lomita’s Mike Kirby, have each won the race three times. Gardner, who will be looking for his first win of 2016, will in the field on Saturday night. Kirby retired from sprint cars several years ago and now concentrates on stock car racing.

Visalia’s Richard Vander Weerd, who turned 25-years-old last month, won the latest edition of the Salute to Indy last May. Heading into this week’s race, Vander Weerd is ranked second in USAC/CRA points and trails leader Brody Roa of Garden Grove by 18-points. 2012 Salute to Indy winner Mike Spencer of Temecula, who will be driving his fourth different car in four races in 2016, but who will be in his new, permanent #4S from Gansen Racing, is third in the championship standings with Anaheim’s Jake Swanson and Gardner rounding out the top five.

Visalia’s Richard Vander Weerd after winning the 2015 Salute to

Indy. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

There will be a new treat for fans starting this Saturday. After the 30-lap main ends, all drivers will immediately stop on the front straight and fans will be allowed onto the track to get autographs and take photos. In addition, one youngster will be presented with an official winner’s plaque signed by the winning driver.

The exciting PAS Young Guns will be led into the holiday weekend race by Courtney Crone. The 15-year-old Corona driver has won both of the mains staged thus far in 2016 and comes in with a 12-point lead over 20-year old marketing student Hannah Mayhew of Acton. Crone’s teammate, Venice teenger Daniel Anderson, is one point behind Mayhew. Matt McCarthy of Riverside and Glendale, Arizona’s Gavin Harlein are ranked fourth and fifth.

15-year-old Courtney Crone of Corona has won both of the PAS Young Gun mains in 2016 and leads the championship point standings. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Eddie Tafoya of Chino Hills, a former draft pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates, sits on top of the championship standings in the Senior Sprints for drivers 45 and older. Rick Hendrix of Palmdale, a multi-champion racer who won the 2013 Senior Sprint crown, is five points behind in second followed by Canyon Country stunt man Richard McCormick, 2011 champ Bill Badger of Santa Clarita and Fairbanks, Alaska racer Danny Parrish.

Former Pittsburgh Pirates draft choice Eddie Tafoya of Chino Hills is the current PAS Senior Sprint Car points leader. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Rounding out Saturday’s Salute to Indy will be the California Lightning Sprint Cars who will be making their first of two appearances at their former home track in 2016. Corona’s Darren Hillberg took the point lead from Upland’s Alex Grigoreas at the last CLS race two weeks ago at Ventura. Chino’s Pat Kelley, who won his first ever CLS race at Ventura, is third in the standings. San Bernardino’s James Heling and Jeff Dyer of Victorville comprise the remainder of the top five.

Adult tickets are $25.00 on Saturday. Seniors (65 and older) get in for $20.00. Active military members with proper id, teens 13-18 with their school id and kids age 6-12 are $5.00. Children 5 and under are free. There will be plenty of tickets for everyone at the ticket window on Saturday. In addition, advance tickets are available 24-hours a day online at the following link http://pas.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=829397 or by calling 1-800-595-4849.

Amsoil USAC/CRA Points

1. Brody Roa – Garden Grove, CA - 218

2. Richard Vander Weerd – Visalia, CA – 200

3. Mike Spencer – Temecula, CA – 189

4. Jake Swanson – Anaheim, CA – 185

4. Damion Gardner - Concord, CA – 168

6. Austin Williams – Yorba Linda, CA – 167

7. Max Adams – Loomis, CA – 150

8. Cody Williams – Corona, CA – 149

9. Josh Hodges – Tijeras, NM – 146

10. Logan Williams – Yorba Linda, CA – 122

PAS Young Gun Sprints

1. Courtney Crone – Corona, CA - 126

2. Hannah Mayhew – Acton, CA – 114

3. Daniel Anderson – Venice, CA – 113

4. Matt McCarthy – Riverside, CA – 57

5. Gavin Harlein – Glendale, AZ – 52

PAS Senior Sprints

1. Eddie Tafoya – Chino Hills, CA – 121

2. Rick Hendrix – Palmdale, CA – 116

3. Richard McCormick – Canyon Country, CA - 105

3. Bill Badger – Santa Clarita, CA - 105

5. Danny Parrish – Fairbanks, AK – 93

California Lightning Sprint Cars

1. Darren Hillberg – Corona, CA – 692

2. Alex Grigoreas – Upland, CA – 687

3. Pat Kelley – Chino, CA – 652

4. James Heling – San Bernardino, CA – 627

5. Jeff Dyer – Victorville, CA - 574

The complete 2016 Perris Auto Speedway schedule is at the end of this release.

 

 

Dave Shullick Jr. to Take on Both Legs of Oswego’s ‘Super Spectacle’ this Saturday

OSWEGO, NY (May 24, 2016) – Ohio Supermodified veteran and defending International Supermodified Association champion Dave Shullick Jr. will compete in both ends of the Port City 160 ‘Super Spectacle’ on Saturday at Oswego Speedway – driving his Jim Bodnar No. 95 chassis in winged competition, while driving a potent John Nicotra Racing Hawk chassis entry in non-wing action.

Shullick scored five ISMA Supermodified victories in 2015 on his way to his first career ISMA title. However, after claiming back to back wins at Oswego in 2014, Shullick was unable to return to Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane at the ‘Steel Palace’ in 2015.

This Saturday Shullick will have two opportunities to do so, and he will attempt on the ISMA side with the car driven by Otto Sitterly to last year’s King of Wings triumph.

“This is a big weekend on the schedule,” said Shullick. “We’ll only be bringing one wing car this weekend. We were hoping to have our brand new engine and a refined ICE with us, but things didn’t work out that way. Instead I’ll be driving FIRE which gave us five wins on tour last year. I haven’t turned a lap in that car at Oswego since 2014.”

With that said, plans for Sitterly in ISMA competition this weekend are a bit in the air.

“It is possible that Otto could hot lap Jim Bodnar Jr.’s car,” said Shullick. “If all were to go well, you may see Otto race it if the car goes good.”

On the non-wing side Shullick will pilot the Nicotra ride prepped for Davey Hamilton.

“With Otto deciding to stick with the independent Super, I’ll be driving the car prepared for Davey in this weekend’s Jim Shampine Memorial,” said Shullick. “I am really looking forward to the weekend, and am itching to hot lap both cars during Friday’s open practice.”

While Shullick has only competed in a handful of Novelis Supermodified events at Oswego in recent years, he did score a fifth place finish in last year’s Budweiser International Classic 200 while also collecting a third place run in the 2014 edition of the Jim Shampine Memorial, both driving for Nicotra.

Shullick is determined to return to Oswego’s winner’s circle in 2016 as well as reclaim the overall Speedway track record, currently held by Mike Lichty at 14.829 seconds with an average speed of 151.730 mph.

Lichty and Shullick have waged an epic time trial battle in recent seasons, swapping the record on several occasions. The battle will continue this weekend.

Saturday’s racing activity will see grandstand gates open at 1:30 p.m. with the start of hot laps with ISMA Supermodified time trials taking place at 4 p.m.

The night’s first racing green flag will wave at 5 p.m.

An open practice session will be held on Friday, May 27 from 6-10 p.m. Grandstand admission is free with pit admission set at $25.

Kids 16 and under will again be admitted free at all Speedway events in 2016 with the exception of Budweiser International Classic Weekend and Race of Champions Weekend.

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

 

 

URSS Rebels Ready For Colorado/Kansas Triple Header Weekend

The 2016 United Rebel Sprint Series will return to Colorado Motorsports Park Saturday night. The 3/8's mile oval hosted several events last season and will host the second of eight races in 2016. The Colorado region is thick with talent, both young guns and seasoned veterans and looks to be ultra-competitive again this season.

The last visit to the CMSP oval 18 racers made the trek with Zac Taylor scoring his first victory of the 2016 URSS/IMCA RaceSaver Series Colorado Region. Mark Walinder, Jed Werner, Adam Trimble and Austin McLean rounded out the top five. Look for the Colorado Region Drivers to defend their home turf with the competition as tough as ever with talented rookies and a wealth of veteran drivers that are ready to hit the clay once again as they all shoot it out for the top prize. Drivers from Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma are also expected to make the trip to Colorado for an action packed night.

Gates open at 5:00 pm with the racing action starting at 7:00 pm. Joining the URSS/IMCA Sprint Cars will be the Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Street Stocks and Econos. For more information you can visit the CMSP website at <http://www.coloradomotorsportsparkllc.com/>

http://www.coloradomotorsportsparkllc.com/ . Colorado Motorsports Park is located 44 miles east of Denver, I-70 exit #316.

The Rebels then make their appearance at the lightning fast 3/8s Wakeeney Speedway on Sunday night and Monday afternoon. Last two trips there produced some of the closest racing in the URSS history as Promoter John LaShell and his staff gave the racers a fast multi groove race track which produced some exciting side by side racing for the lead between a pair of Quinter, Kansas racers Zach Blurton and C.J. Johnson with Blurton holding off Johnson to take his first win of the 2016 season. The racing surface also provided some impressive runs from Keizer Wheels Hard Charger Jeff Radcliffe +8, Luke Cranston +6, Brian Herbert +5 and Jake Martens +4 who all improved their starting spots to race their way into top six finishes. The racing action starts Sunday evening at 6:30pm and on Monday afternoon at 2:00pm sharp.

Joining the URSS Sprint Cars will be Stocks, Hobbies, Sport Compacts, the Crazy Cruisers as well as the Kansas Antique Racers. You can visit their FaceBook page at 2016 Wakeeney Speedway or their website

http://www.wakeeneyspeedway.com/index.asp?DocumentID=1 for more information and track point standings.

If you can't make it to the track you can listen to the racing action live

on <http://www.RacinBoys.com> www.RacinBoys.com Just click the URSS link

on the RacinBoys website with Kyler Fetters bringing you all of the racing action. For all of your informational needs visit the United Rebel Sprint Series on Facebook or check out the Official URSS website at <http://www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com> www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com for schedule updates, rules, race recaps, driver info and much more.

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Cooper Desbiens Wins Wingless Sprint Series May 21st Event At CGS

By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Northwest Racing Productions) Cottage Grove, Oregon- The Wingless Sprint Series would visit Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday May 21st for their second race of the 2016 season. A good group of cars would assemble at the famed ¼-mile clay oval to battle for the trophy. A total of eleven teams would make the journey representing the states of Oregon and Washington.

Tacoma, Washington’s Jonathan Jorgenson would get out to the early race lead on the opening lap in his Jorgenson Manufacturing/D.G. Machine #2J XXX. Jorgenson would stay out in front until lap three when McMinnville veteran Lance Hallmark made the pass. Hallmark, making his Non-Wing debut in the Nushagak River Fishing Lodge #8H machine, would be in the coveted position for a fair amount of time until he spun in turn four on lap eight.

Rob Lindsey, from Sherwood, would inherit the lead from Hallmark. Lindsey blazed the trail until Salem’s Tim Alberding made a pass on the side to get the top spot on lap twelve. Alberding, in his Alberding Racing #52 XXX, battled hard in the late stages with Cooper Desbiens for the win.

Cooper Desbiens managed to obtain first place on lap twenty-four and would remain there the rest of the way to become the second different winner, in as many races, in WSS history. It also was the second consecutive week that the Sutherlin teenager had parked his J.H. Desbiens Construction/Budget Lumber/Lithia Autobody/Van Lare Steering Repair #4D Maxim in victory lane. The team had won in Winged Sprint Car competition at Coos Bay Speedway the previous week.

The Maxline Custom Cases/Summerfield Golf & Country Club/Speemart Inc. #23 XXX, of Rob Lindsey, was second while Redmond’s Josh Horner placed the Lynch Pro-Formance Products #7 J&J in third. Lance Hallmark recovered from the back to finish fourth while Junction City native Shane Forte completed the top five, in fifth, driving his Kun Fusion Food Truck/PI Graphics/Davis Cabinets/Guaranty Chevrolet #26F Maxim.

Rob Lindsey set fast time of the night and was the winner of the one and on heat race. Tim Alberding was triumphant in the trophy dash. The Wingless Sprint Series will head to Grays Harbor Raceway, in Elma, Washington, for the third race of the season. It will be the largest facility they visit and it is sure to produce some incredible speeds on the 3/8-mile oval. For the latest news and information regarding the Wingless Sprint Series visit their website at wingless.nwextremeseries.com.

Race Summary: Wingless Sprint Series Race #2 Saturday May 21st, 2016 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 4D-Cooper Desbiens[7]; 2. 23-Rob Lindsey[6]; 3. 7-Josh Horner[8]; 4. 8H-Lance Hallmark[3]; 5. 26F-Shane Forte[2]; 6. 3-Wayne VanRaden[9]; 7. 2J-Jonathan Jorgenson[1]; 8. 27W-Guy Weedman[10]; 9. 52-Tim Alberding[4]; 10. 85-Ricky Ashley[5]; (DNS) 15R-Jake Gilman

Dash: 1. 52-Tim Alberding; 2. 23-Rob Lindsey; 3. 2J-Jonathan Jorgenson; (DNS) 26F-Shane Forte

Heat: 1. 23-Rob Lindsey[4]; 2. 85-Ricky Ashley[5]; 3. 52-Tim Alberding[2]; 4. 8H-Lance Hallmark[6]; 5. 26F-Shane Forte[1]; 6. 2J-Jonathan Jorgenson[3]; 7. 4D-Cooper Desbiens[10]; 8. 7-Josh Horner[8]; 9. 3-Wayne VanRaden[9]; 10. 27W-Guy Weedman[7]; (DNS) 15R-Jake Gilman

Qualifying: 1. 23-Rob Lindsey; 2. 2J-Jonathan Jorgenson; 3. 52-Tim Alberding; 4. 26F-Shane Forte; 5. 85-Ricky Ashley; 6. 8H-Lance Hallmark; 7. 27W-Guy Weedman; 8. 7-Josh Horner; 9. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 10. 3-Wayne VanRaden; (DNS) 15R-Jake Gilman

Current Point Standings (Top Ten): 1. 23-Rob Lindsey 105; 2. 52-Tim Alberding 82; 3. 27-Guy Weedman 75; 4. 7-Josh Horner 73; 5. 4D-Cooper Desbiens 47; 6. 07-Ryan Arnold 44; 7. 8H-Lance Hallmark 43; T 26F-Shane Forte 43; T 2J-Jonathan Jorgensen 43; 10. 85-Ricky Ashley 40

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ

Tarlton Lands On Second Consecutive Ocean Speedway Podium

PETERSEN MEDIA- For the second week in a row, Tommy Tarlton’s night would end with him parking his patent matte black Tarlton Motorsports entry on the Ocean Speedway front stretch as he finished in the third spot after a hard fought 30-lap feature event.

“We had a really good car on Friday night and I thought we were on our way to our first win of the year, but we came up a little short,” Tommy Tarlton said.

Friday night at the Ocean Speedway the man in black would time his Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc./Executive Auto Sales No. 21 machine in 11th quickest in time trials before picking up the all-important heat race win.

Earning a spot in the Dash by way of his win, the Easton, CA wheel-man would finish in the second spot, which would line the Tachi Palace and Casino/Pabco Gypsum/Bandy and Associates machine up on the front row of the feature event.

Lining up alongside Andy Forsberg for the 30-lap tilt, Talton would settle into the second spot as Forsberg was out front early. Seeing Forsberg come into contact with a spinning lapped car, Tarlton would find himself in the race lead once the action resumed.

On an extremely racy track, Tarlton would open up a sizeable lead at times, as it appeared that he would be the car to beat on this night. With the racing action heating up behind him, Tarlton would continue to set a torrid pace out front.

As the race began to come to a close, Tarlton would soon feel pressure from two of his toughest competitors, Shane Golobic and Brad Furr. On the 26th lap Golobic would make his move around Tarlton, and on the 27th lap Furr would put Tarlton back to the third spot.

With the top three fighting relentlessly for the final three laps, Tarlton would bring his machine home with his second consecutive third place finish.

“To lead like that and not get it done is a little disappointing, but we are getting stronger each and every night,” Tarlton added. “My guys have been working hard and I really wanted to get this win for them. We will enjoy a couple of weeks off and see what we can do when we come back.”

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, Corporate America Investments, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2016 season.

ON TAP: Tommy and the Tarlton Motorsports team are scheduled to be back in action at the Ocean Speedway when action resumes on Friday night, June 10th.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-5, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-3

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

 

 

Big Outlaw Weekend Ahead for Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance Team

INDIANAPOLIS (May 24, 2016) – Throughout his career with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman® Sprint Car Series, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz has found a way to shine when the lights are the brightest. The seven-time and reigning WoO champion has racked up marquee wins over the last 20 years at the best dirt-track facilities in the world, and he’ll look to continue that tradition during a weekend when racing takes center stage in the sporting world.

Schatz and his TSR Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance team will compete in both North Carolina and Indiana over the Memorial Day weekend looking to maintain momentum they built with a pair of wins in the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance J&J last weekend in Pennsylvania and New York. First up is their annual May visit to The Dirt Track at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway for Friday’s Circle K Outlaw Showdown, then it’s back to Indiana for the Outlaws’ Memorial Day race at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway.

The 2016 WoO campaign is the 20th season of competition for Schatz with “The Greatest Show on Dirt” and he continues to pile up the wins. He enters Tuesday night’s Jersey Outlaw Classic at New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway with seven triumphs this season to push his career total to 211 – including 87 since the beginning of the 2013 season. He returns to The Dirt Track as the defending Outlaw Showdown winner. The Fargo, North Dakota racer took the lead from Kraig Kinser on lap 12 of the 30-lap A-Feature last May and raced away to his eighth career victory at the 4/10-mile dirt oval. That triumph was one of his career-best 31 victories last season and added to his record number of wins at the facility.

Schatz has been fast at the high-speed dirt oval since Bruton Smith opened the track during Coca-Cola 600 weekend in 2000. A top-four finish in the Outlaws’ debut at the track and a flag-to-flag triumph under the bright lights in his third appearance later that fall cemented his feelings for the track. He scored his first official WoO A-Feature in thrilling style, charging from 10th through a heavy cushion in the Outlaw Showdown in May 2007. He closed his first season driving for three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart with an exclamation point by racing to his third victory at The Dirt Track in the season finale and, shortly thereafter, lifted the WoO championship hardware in front of capacity crowd of more than 14,000 fans. His second Memorial Day weekend triumph at The Dirt Track came in 2010 when he led 29 of the 30 laps. He secured wins five and six by sweeping the 2011 World Finals, then won the World Finals opener in 2013.

Following Friday’s race in Charlotte, the TSR team will return to their Brownsburg, Indiana shop and prepare for the Memorial Day race at Lawrenceburg where, in three of the last six WoO visits to high-banked, 3/8-mile dirt oval, the team concluded race night in victory lane. Schatz won his first feature at the track in June 2009 before winning Memorial Day races in 2013 and 2014. Last season’s race was washed out on Memorial Day and contested in October, when Schatz charged from 12th to finish third.

The two wins last week came in impressive fashion for Schatz and the Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance team. First, it was a 35-lap nonstop victory in the Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania last Thursday. Schatz set a track record for a 35-lap race – nine minutes, 43.04 seconds – and gave the Outlaws a victory over the “Pennsylvania Posse.” It was his first career triumph at the track, which became the 76th different track where’s scored a victory, and his 24th career triumph in the state of Pennsylvania. He followed that victory up with his second consecutive win at Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway by charging from ninth and overtaking Logan Schuchart on lap 31 of the 35-lap A-Feature.

Through 28 races, Schatz leads the series with seven wins and 26 top-10s. He ranks second in the WoO championship standings with 3,846 points and trails leader Brad Sweet by 39 markers with more than 60 races remaining.

For Friday’s race at The Dirt Track, the pit gates open at 1 p.m. EDT and grandstands open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit charlottemotorspeedway.com or call 704-455-3275.

Monday at Lawrenceburg Speedway, the pit gates will open at 2 p.m. EDT and the grandstands at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit lawrenceburgspeedway.com or call 812-539-4700.

Race fans unable to attend this week’s races can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Fans can listen free as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO Craftsman 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.

Donny Schatz, Driver of the No. 15 TSR Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance J&J:

Last week, you and your Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance team ended an 11-race winless streak and earned three podium finishes. What did those weekend results do for your team heading into this week’s action?

“We all are out here to win. I said after the race at Weedsport that my guys – Rick Warner, Steve Swenson, and Brad Mariscotti – are the best in the business and that I have all the faith in them. Tony (Stewart) assembled a great group here and yes, we’ve had a challenging beginning to the year. We’ve continued to work hard to get everything exactly where we want it to be. We aren’t there, but we are learning some things. It might be a deal where we take one step forward in one area, but then feel like we lose it in another area. Winning is the result of hard work. And these guys work incredibly hard. I’m fortunate to be driving for these guys and we’re just going to keep working at it. This is a fun week and I’m looking forward to continuing our progress.”

There are a number of tracks where you’ve been extremely successful during your World of Outlaws career, including The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Is there a secret to your success there?

“Believe me, there are no secrets in racing, that’s for sure. I’ve had some good runs there over the years, but also had some night’s I’d like to forget. The biggest thing is being surrounded by a good team. We work hard to have a fast car no matter where we go and, fortunately, we’ve been good at Charlotte most nights. It’s a fun place to be. The atmosphere with all of the NASCAR fans around for the Coca-Cola 600 gives the place a unique energy and it’s fun for us as teams to have our peers in the sport coming out and watching us race. I know Tony loves being able to be here with us and then to have a lot of his people from Stewart-Haas Racing out is a big deal, as well. The track is fast. You have to be able to move around. Find a way to get out of turn two better than the other guys. And ultimately have a good car at the end.”

The Memorial Weekend closes each year with your race at Lawrenceburg. It’s the end of a tough part of your schedule. How do you approach that race?

“I know, for me, it’s nice to get to work on Memorial Day. Our schedule takes us from Charlotte on Friday night to Indiana for a Monday race. It’s back to home for Saturday and Sunday and my guys get to sleep in their own beds for a couple of days. That’s a big deal. Everyone can be at home and watch the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600. We make this 10-day run through Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and then to North Carolina and it can be tough on everyone. Those two days to recharge are big, because it’s a time of the year when we really want to build momentum. That Monday-night race at Lawrenceburg can be one that helps push you into June and keep things rolling.”

 

 

Vander Weerd 8th With USAC Western States Midgets

PETERSEN MEDIA- With a rare off weekend in his USAC Sprint Car schedule, Richard Vander Weerd made the trip to the Ventura Raceway on Saturday night to battle with the USAC Western States Midgets aboard the always Mike Sala owned midget where he would rally to finish eighth in the feature event.

“We had an awesome car on Saturday night and had a good run going until I made a mistake and had to go to the back,” Vander Weerd said. “From the back, we were still able to fight forward and end our night with a Top-10.”

Timing in seventh fastest, the Visalia, CA driver would get his elbows up during heat race competition as he picked up the win from his second row starting spot. By way of his heat race win, Vander Weerd would find himself in the third starting position for the feature event.

When the race fired off, Vander Weerd would race into the second spot as he began to chase after Ronnie Gardner who had jumped out to the early lead. Using the top side of the speedway, Vander Weerd admittedly had nothing for Garder once the leader changed his line and moved up top.

Continuing to give chase and wait for traffic, Vander Weerd would soon feel pressure from Darren Hagen, as the duo began fighting for the second spot. Falling back to third, Vander Weerd would make a move to reclaim the second spot but his momentum would unfortunately cause him to spin out.

Going to the tail end of the field, Vander Weerd was impressive in traffic as he made quick work of most of his competition. In just a few short laps, Vander Weerd would work his way back inside the Top-10 as he closed his night out with an eighth place finish.

“I really want to thank the Sala team for all their hard work on Saturday night, and for giving me a chance to race,” Vander Weerd said. “I think we had a car good enough to finish on the podium if the driver doesn’t make a mistake.”

Richard and his Vander Weerd Racing team would like to thank Vander Weerd Construction, Stonegate Development, Battery Worx, Mid-Valley Pipe, Basic Industries, Factory Kahne Shocks, Steve Watt Enterprises, FK Rod Ends, PXP Racewear and K&N for their support in 2016.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-11, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-8.

ON TAP: Richard will return to the helm of his sprint car on Saturday night as he will be at the Perris Auto Speedway with the USAC/CRA Series.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Vander Weerd Racing by ‘Liking’ them on facebook at www.facebook.com/VanderWeerdRacing.

 

 

Kaeding Has Great Weekend at Badlands Motor Speedway; Picks Up First Win Of Season

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though a little unorthodox, Tim Kaeding and his Lunstra Motorsports team picked up their first win of the season on Sunday night at the Badlands Motor Speedway after the on track winner was disqualified, one night after running third in the Silver Shootout.

“It is a funky way to get a win, but we lost one like this last year, so we will take it and look to get another one this weekend,” Tim Kaeding said. “This Lunstra Motorsports car was awesome all weekend long and I can’t thank everyone that pitches in enough for their continued effort.”

Competing with the National Sprint League on Friday night at the Jackson Motorplex, TK and company would kick their night off by timing in 17th quickest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, TK would take advantage of the prime starting position and pick up the win aboard his Dammer Trucking/Folkens Bros. Trucking/Mihm Trucking backed No. 3 car.

Lining up in the ninth row of the 25-lap A Main, the San Jose, CA driver would slowly work his way forward on what was a pretty racy ½ mile surface on Friday night. Late in the feature event Kaeding would be involved in a wreck that would cause severe frame damage to his entry, but able to restart with just a few laps left in the race Kaeding would rally from 20th to finish 13th.

Getting a new car put together for Saturday night’s Silver Shootout at the new Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, SD, TK would have a strong showing that saw him spend much of the night battling up front. Fighting a spark plug issue for much of the race, Kaeding’s crew would take advantage of a late red and fix the issue with just five laps to go.

Chasing after Mark Dobmeier and Terry McCarl for the final laps, Kaeding would close his night out with a third place finish.

Returning to Badlands on Sunday night for a 360ci race, Kaeding would again show speed as he worked his way into the Top-three in the race’s final laps. Getting into the second spot, Kaeding would end his night with a runner up finish, but during post race tech the on track winner would be disqualified and Kaeding would be named the race’s winner.

“We were really fast all weekend long and had some luck finally go our way on Sunday night,” Kaeding said. “I don’t know if I have ever won a race like that, but we will certainly do what we can this week to win one outright.”

The Lunstra Motorsports team would like to thank Dammer Trucking, Folkens Bros. Trucking, Mihm Trucking, Yager Agriculture Supply, Matt’s Repair, and Trac2Trail Arctic Cat for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: TK and the Lunstra Motorsports team will be back at the Badlands Motor Speedway this Saturday and Sunday night.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-9, Wins-1, Top-5’s-5, Top-10’s-8

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

 

 

Kerry Madsen Fourth at Jackson Spring Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Competing with the NSL at the Jackson Motorplex, and at the Badlands Motor Speedway in the Silver Shootout over the weekend, Kerry Madsen would finish fourth at the Jackson Nationals on Friday and would have a strong run going at Badlands until a spinning lapped car made contact with him.

“We had another really strong car over the weekend, and it is a huge credit to my guys,” Kerry Madsen said. “We should have easily had two Top-Fives, but something out of our control held us back on Saturday night.”

Checking in at the beautiful Jackson Motorplex on Friday night to battle the NSL during the Jackson Spring Nationals, Madsen timed the Keneric Health Care/Keneric Racing/American Racing No. 29 machine in eighth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Finishing both fourth in his heat race and the Dash, Madsen would grid the field in the fourth row for the feature event after points from time trials, heat races, and the dash were tabulated.

On a racy ½ mile speedway, Madsen showed he had a very strong car as he quickly inserted himself into the Top-Five, as he got by Lynton Jeffery and Bill Balog. Into the fourth spot, Madsen would find himself chasing after Danny Lasoski for a few laps until his sights were then set on younger brother, Ian.

The closing laps would see Madsen take a couple shots at I. Madsen, but with the younger sibling answer his elders challenges, Madsen would end up with a fourth place finish.

Heading to Brandon, SD on Saturday night to take part in the Silver Shootout at the new Badlands Motor Speedway, Madsen would finish second in heat race action before gridding the field from the third row.

Flexing his muscle early in the feature event, the St. Marys, NSW pilot was able to work his way into the second spot as he chased after Mark Dobmeier. While the leaders raced in heavy traffic in the early goings of the race, Madsen would find himself in harms way as a slower car spun and made contact with him forcing him to the back of the pack.

From the back of the pack, Madsen would do what we could to get moving forward, but marred in dense traffic, he would end up finishing 18th.

“It was frustrating for all of us on Saturday night,” Madsen said. “We had a serious threat on winning a pretty cool race but circumstances took us out of contention. We have a pretty good thing going right now and that is thanks to my guys, our supporters, and Bob and Pete Gavranich for all they do for us.”

2016 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-41, Wins-7, Top-5’s-18, Top 10’s-26

ON TAP: Kerry Madsen and the Keneric Racing team will spend this weekend taking on the NSL Series as they will be at the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night and at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, IA on Sunday night.

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

Keneric Racing

Web- www.kenericracing.com

Facebook- www.facebook.com/KenericRacing

Twitter- @KenericRacing

American Racing

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Instagram- @AmericanRacing

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Kerry Madsen

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Twitter- @KMR29

 

 

World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to I-96 Speedway in Michigan on June 4

LAKE ODESSA, Mich. — May 24, 2016 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan for the 10th straight year on Saturday, June 4 for the Rumble in Michigan. The series visited the now-three-eighths-mile, which was a half-mile for many years, for the first time in 1995. The Rumble in Michigan marks one of just two races for the series in the “Great Lakes State” in 2016.

Last year, Brad Sweet won for the first time at the track over seven-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz, who was in the midst of a five-race win streak. Sweet used a massive slide job on a late race restart in turns one and two on lap-29 to take the lead from Schatz. Along with Sweet and Schatz leading laps, 20-time series champion Steve Kinser also paced the field from the pole for the first 15 circuits.

Schatz won at I-96 Speedway for the first time in his career in 2014. Joey Saldana, Paul McMahan and Jason Sides each have won once with the series at the track. Saldana, who holds the one-lap track qualifying record at I-96 Speedway, scored his first career World of Outlaws main event win at the venue in 1995. Six different drivers have visited victory lane in the last six events for the series at I-96 Speedway.

Sweet will enter the event at I-96 Speedway as the current series point leader, as he chases his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series title. Schatz is currently second, on the strength of a series-best seven A-Feature wins. Daryn Pittman, the 2013 series champion sits third in points and has a trio of wins thus far in 2016.

Saldana is currently fourth in points as he continues to close in on 100 career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series A-Feature event wins. Shane Stewart, who drives for the Larson Marks Racing team, which is co-owned by NASCAR driver Kyle Larson, rounds out the top-five in the series standings.

Also in action on Saturday, June 4 in the Rumble in Michigan will be reigning Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner Jason Johnson, who will be making his debut at I-96 Speedway, after missing last year’s event due to an injury. Young drivers David Gravel, Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen will all be in competition as well.

A pair of drivers are contending for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award in 2016 with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Greg Wilson from Ohio, a two-time Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title winner is contesting the full World of Outlaws schedule for the first time in his career. Also, teenager Clyde Knipp from Missouri, who recently graduated high school is chasing the rookie title.

Advance tickets for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at I-96 Speedway on Saturday, June 4 can purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by phone by calling: 815-344-2023. On race day, the ticket booth will open at 4 p.m.

For more information on tickets, visit slspromotions.ticketforce.com.

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Shaw Prevails At Antioch Speedway

By Don Martin II Antioch, CA...May 21...The Northern All Stars Winged 360 Sprint Cars returned to Antioch Speedway for their third appearance Saturday night. It rained all around Antioch, but the track remained untouched by the weather. It was Watsonville competitor Koen Shaw scoring the victory in the 25 lap Main Event. Shaw became the third different winner in three events, joining Art McCarthy and Billy Aton.

The Winged 360 Sprint Cars had a nice 12 car turnout with Koen Shaw and teammate Logan Seavey making the trip to the speedway. Seavy was subbing in the car normally driven by Kyler Shaw. Koen was coming off a strong Top 3 finish last time out. Though there were a few bumps in the other classes at the speedway, the Sprint Car Main Event was destined to go 25 laps without a yellow flag. It was Koen Shaw impressing with the Main Event victory. Koen made all the right moves in traffic, and he would prevail ahead of his Seavey. Seavy had been fighting break issues all night long, but he did an excellent job of getting it to the finish line. Multi time Marysville champion Colby Wiesz grabbed a third place finish ahead of, 2015 champion Shawn Arriaga, Billy Aton and point leader Art McCarthy.

Tim Burcher was making his Sprint Car debut, but he scratched with fuel problems after hot laps. Adam McCarthy also had a mechanical issue after his heat race. Seavey was a heat race winner ahead of Shaw. Wiesz held off McCarthy to win his heat race. The Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Wingless Spec Sprints will both be in action at Antioch on June 11th. For further information on scheduling and rules, check out the official website at www.antiochspeedway.com.

Race Results Winged 360 Sprints Heat 1 (8 Laps)-Colby Wiesz, Art McCarthy, Billy Aton, Heat 2 (8 Laps)-Logan Seavey, Koen Shaw, Rick Brophy. Main Event (25 Laps)-Koen Shaw, Logan Seavey, Colby Wiesz, Shawn Arriaga, Billy Aton, Art McCarthy, Burt Foland Jr., Dan Gonderman, Rick Brophy, Ricky Brophy, Adam McCarthy (DNS), Tim Burcher (DNS).

 

 

FIRST TRIPLE HEADER THIS SEASON AT TRI-STATE “THE MEMORIAL WEEKEND CLASSIC”

Haubstadt, IN - May 24, 2016 - Tri-State Speedway will present its annual “Memorial Weekend Classic” on Sunday night May 29th. The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will headline a program including the United Midwestern Promoters Open Wheel Modifieds and the Midwest Mini-Sprint Association. With the combined effort, the three classes of race cars will provide the first triple header of the season at the 1/4 mile oval.

The Midwest Sprint Car Series will be completing a holiday weekend with two races on their schedule. They are scheduled to race at the Lincoln Park Speedway Saturday night. Action will continue the next evening at Haubstadt, IN. Like purses for both nights pay $2,500 to win and $200 to start

Fans will be introduced to the new format in conducting the racing program that MSCS adopted for use in 2016. Passing points will no longer be used. Drivers competing in each heat race will transfer to the A or B features based on their respective finishes. The heat races will be lined up using the results from group qualifying. Then an inversion of the top qualifiers will challenge the drivers and promote passing for spectators to enjoy.

At last year’s “Memorial Weekend Classic” at Tri-State Speedway, Brady Short edged Kyle Cummins in a side by side dash to the finish line. Robert Ballou was third. The 2014 MWC race winner Jeff Bland Jr. was fourth. Carson Short finished fifth.

Also at stake are those valuable season points leading up to a series championship. Kyle Cummins and Carson Short are currently tied in points. It is early in the game with only one race completed. Chase Stockon won that event’s feature. At this point Kyle Cummins is listed as the official leader. The MSCS tie-breaker system favors Cummins based on the number of higher feature finishes. Nevil Algie is eleventh and he leads the declared rookies in points.

The UMP Modifieds will be competing for the third time this season. Car counts have been high and drivers have displayed some very fast race cars. Winners so far this season include Levi Kissinger and Mark Lamont. Matt Lane and Josh Harris have finished in the top five both nights. Trent Young took last year’s Memorial Weekend feature.

The Midwest Mini-Sprint Association will make its first appearance this season. Tri-State Speedway is one of ten tracks they compete at this season. This time the MMSA will be competing with wings. They compete both with and without the wings attached. They are powered by 1000 c.c. motorcycle engines. Rod Henning and Danny Fitgerald have early season wins elsewhere. Andy Bradley is the defending MMSA Champion. Scott Bradley took the points lead as 2016 got underway.

Sunday night hot laps and the new group qualifying are set for 6:30 and racing will follow at 7:30 P.M. Central Time. It’s RACE time with three times the excitement!

Provided as News and Information for Tri-State Speedway

 

 

ISMA Supermodifieds, Oswego Supermodifieds Join Forces Saturday Night at Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO, NY (May 24, 2016) – For the second consecutive season the ISMA Supermodifieds and Novelis Supermodifieds will take on the famed Oswego Speedway on the same night as a part of the Port City 160 ‘Super Spectacle’ presented by Corr/Pak Merchandising and Shea Concrete this Saturday, May 28.

The unique event will feature the 75-lap Novelis Supermodified Jim Shampine Memorial, the 50-lap ISMA Supermodified Jack Murphy Memorial, and the 35-lap Tony White Memorial for the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers, making for 160 total laps of feature action this weekend.

Last year Otto Sitterly, ISMA’s Mark Sammut, and Anthony Losurdo ran to victory lane in the three division special.

Saturday will mark the season opening event for the ISMA Supermodifieds in 2016 with favorites Dave Shullick Jr., Mike Lichty, Sammut, Chris Perley, and Tim Jedrzejek all expected to be in action.

Joining those top runners will also be Mike Ordway Jr. in the Clyde Booth No. 61 machine as well as other speedsters Alison Cumens, Mike McVetta, Tim Ice, Eddie Witkum, Trent Stephens and more.

On the Novelis Supermodified side of the pit area Michael Barnes continues to lead the driver’s standings by a slim two point edge over Sitterly.

Barnes, Sitterly, and Tim Devendorf are the only drivers to have finished in the top five in both Novelis Supermodified events this season.

Michael Muldoon and last Saturday’s feature winner Kody Graham complete the top five in the current standings with Brandon Bellinger, Aric Iosue, Dave Gruel, Dan Connors Jr., and Pat Lavery the top ten.

Mike Bond currently leads the way in the Pathfinder Bank SBS division at Oswego with a seven point edge on Dave Cliff in the battle for the title.

Last week’s main event winner Mike Bruce, Dalton Doyle, and Camden Proud are the current top five runners in the season long points with Losurdo Kreig Heroth, Jack Patrick, Barry Kingsley, and Dennis Rupert in the front ten.

Saturday’s racing activity will see grandstand gates open at 1:30 p.m. with the start of hot laps with ISMA Supermodified time trials taking place at 4 p.m.

The night’s first racing green flag will wave at 5 p.m.

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For more information on Shea Concrete visit online at www.sheaconcrete.com.

Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc. is a designer and producer of Point of Purchase (POP) displays for retail. A strong emphasis on creative design and speed of response have helped 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, boxboard, wood, plastic, wire or steel, or any combination of those.

For more information visit online at www.corrpak.ca.

An open practice session will be held on Friday, May 27 from 6-10 p.m. Grandstand admission is free with pit admission set at $25.

Kids 16 and under will again be admitted free at all Speedway events in 2016 with the exception of Budweiser International Classic Weekend and Race of Champions Weekend.

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

 

 

Hoosier Hundred Preview & Driver Notes

By Jay Hardin Track Enterprises Staff

May 23, 2016-Indianapolis, IN-The 62nd Hoosier Hundred Thursday night is shaping up to be one of the most competitive events in recent history, with a number of pilots having a fair shot at first prize. The legendary USAC Silver Crown Series event on the Indiana State Fair Mile has seen legends such as Foyt, Unser, Andretti, Bettenhausen and Hewitt grace victory lane. With a pre-entry list that tentatively is well over 30 machines, a number of drivers look to add their name to the Indiana mile history book.

The race is the second this week in USAC's "The Week Of Indy" series. It all opens up on Wednesday night with the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series at the Terre Haute Action Track, followed by the Hoosier Hundred at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Thursday night, and finishes with the Carb Night Classic "The Race Before The 500" on Friday night at Lucas Oil Raceway. The Thursday and Friday races are USAC Silver Crown Champ Car events.

Full information on USAC's "The Week Of Indy" events can be found at www.trackenterprises.com.

This is a look (and by no means all-inclusive) at many of the entrants for Thursday night’s Hoosier Hundred, some of the favorites, contenders, and dark horses to watch.

FAVORITES

· Kody Swanson-Kingsburg, CA. Swanson has the opportunity to join Al Unser and Jimmy Bryan as the only drivers ever to win three consecutive Hoosier Hundred races. The winner of the last two events at the Indiana State Fairgrounds is also the winner of the last two Silver Crown titles and has won five of eight on dirt miles in the last two seasons.

· Dave Darland-Lincoln, IN. Never count out the 1997 Silver Crown champ and the three time (1995, 1996 & 2004) Hoosier Hundred winner. Darland has six wins on dirt miles between Springfield and Indianapolis, the all-time leader in USAC Sprint Car feature wins shows no signs of slowing down.

· Jerry Coons, Jr.-Tucson, AZ. Car owner Gene Nolen got that first win on the Indy mile with Shane Hollinsgworth in 2009 and partnered last year with 2011 & 2012 winner Coons. The 2008 USAC Silver Crown champ is always a threat on the big tracks and this team is a potent combo.

· Shane Cockrum, Benton, IL-A new car purchased from the Tony Stewart stable paid dividends for the Hardy Boys racing team propelling the “Chief” to victories at Terre Haute and a repeat at DuQuoin. Car and driver ran up front at Indy and Springfield as well, the second generation driver loves the big tracks.

· Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN. Starting in row 10 at the Indianapolis 500 Clauson becomes one of the few drivers in the past 20 years to run at the fairgrounds and the 500-mile race. Clauson is due in the big cars on one of the big mile tracks and he has a strong race car that can carry him 100 miles.

CONTENDERS

· Brian Tyler, Mt. Pleasant, NC. Four wins at Springfield and one at DuQuoin proved Tyler could win on the dirt miles. He returned to all three last year with a new car for owner Junior Kurtz but wasn’t able to find past magic. He teams with Springfield, Illinois owner Dennis McQuinn in a car that can run at the front.

· C.J. Leary, Greenfield, IN. His dad won the 1997 Hoosier Hundred and in April he became the first son of a series race winner to also find victory lane. A strong runner in USAC and Central Indiana sprints don’t be surprised if this driver and car challenge for the lead.

· Aaron Pierce-Muncie, IN. Pierce has wins on pavement and is the fastest driver in series history. Last year he dazzled fans with a podium run at Indianapolis and the show he and Cockrum put on at DuQuoin is still fresh in the minds of fans. If the car stays together count on him as a contender.

· Justin Grant-Ione, CA. Grant was overdue for a ride in the series having proven his talent in sprint cars and midgets. The ride he got has been very fast as evidenced by a pole at Indy and an up front start at Springfield. Help from new spotter and former driver Jason McCord should help him through 100 tough laps on the Indy mile.

· A.J. Fike-Galesburg, IL. Fike was strong in last year’s race leading until Swanson passed him around the 2/3 mark. With two wins at Springfield and a stock car win on the mile dirt there to boot Foyt’s namesake knows his way around the Fairground’s dirt. Look for him to be in contention.

DARK HORSES

· Shane Cottle-Kokomo, IN. Cottle won at DuQuoin in 2007 and was very strong running for Curtis Williams last year. Williams had a bit of a health issue during the offseason yet expect the team and driver to be around for all 100-miles.

· Chris Windom-Canton, IL. The “Bear” has a victory on one of the half-miles in the Big Cars but hasn’t reached victory lane on one of the big tracks yet, despite several very good runs. The Gormly machine is capable as is the driver.

· Casey Shuman-Tempe, AZ. The son of former winner Ron Shuman has very few series starts but when he’s been able to secure a ride he’s shown very well. He ran in the top three a couple of years ago at Indy as a teammate to Cockrum and took over the Bateman ride in the middle of last year gaining a top ten at both Springfield and DuQuoin.

· Brady Bacon-Broken Arrow, OK. What is it about Broken Arrow that produces so many great dirt track drivers? Bacon is another in a long line and the sprint car champ was fast in the beautiful Martens 48, gaining a tenth at Indy however mechanical gremlins haunted the team on the other big tracks.

· Russ Gamester-Peru, IN. Never count Russ out of any 100-mile dirt race. Experience counts and this veteran and his family operation certainly have that. Wins at Springfield and DuQuoin make this former USAC Midget champ a threat any time the dirt cars roll onto a mile track. Gamester would like nothing better than to win on the home turf.

· Jeff Swindell-Germantown, TN. It’s nice to see the two-time (1991 & 1993) race winner back. The car and the team are something of an unknown entity, Randy Hannagan ran the car for 99 miles at Springfield but didn’t crack the top ten.

“HOOSIER HUNDRED” TENTATIVE ENTRY LIST

0 MITCH WISSMILLER/Saybrook, IL

Matt Barker – Ruthe Thackery/Barker-Thackery/Beast/Chevy

00 TERRY BABB/Decatur, IL

Terry Babb/APT Powder Coating – Flat-Out Ministries/Beast/Chevy

07 JACOB WILSON/Crawfordsville, IN

Wilson Brothers Racing/Jet Star – Anderson Transport/Beast/Claxton Toyota

3 A.J. FIKE/Galesburg, IL

RFMS Racing/Liberty Village – McGladrey/Beast/Foxco

5 J.C. BLAND/Springfield, IL

Bland Brothers Enterprises/Sam’s Speed Shop – Bland Brothers Enterprises/Drinan/BBE Chevy

6 BRYAN CLAUSON/Noblesville, IN

Klatt Enterprises/Cancer Treatment Centers of America – JB Restaurant Hospitality Group/Beast/Ford

7 NEIL SHEPHERD/Warsaw, IN

Neil Shepherd/Shepherd Firearms – Claxton Engines/Claxton Toyota

8 JUSTIN GRANT/Ione, CA

Chris Carli/Joe’s Racing Products – Wilwood Engeineering/DRC/Claxton Chevy

14 BRIAN TYLER/Mount Pleasant, NC

Dennis & Dave McQuinn/McQuinn Motorsports – Cashless Racing/JR-1/Chevy

17 DAVE DARLAND/Lincoln, IN

Michael Dutcher Motorsports/RW Modular – Griffin’s Propane/Beast/Toyota

18 KENNY GENTRY/Henderson, KY

Kenny Gentry/Engler Machine & Tool – KVKK Racing/Beast/Gentry Chevy

20 JERRY COONS JR./Tucson, AZ

Nolen Racing/KECO – Columbus Container/Maxim/Tranter Chevy

21 JEFF SWINDELL/Germantown, TN

Swanson Racing/JR Levering Construction – The Bridge Restaurant/Beast/Chevy

23 TERRY JAMES/St. Louis, MO

Todd Satterthwaite/Todd’s Machine Shop/Magnum/Chevy

25 DAVEY RAY/Davenport, IA

Eddie Sachs Racing/Mecum Auctions – Checkered Flag Tavern/Beast/Team RAYPRO Chevy

26 AARON PIERCE/Muncie, IN

Sam Pierce/Sam Pierce Chevrolet – Tom Cherry Mufflers/Beast/Pierce Chevy

27 BILLY PUTERBAUGH JR./Indianapolis, IN

Carla & Steve Phillips/Roberts Tech Jobs – TBA Oil & Warehouse/Phillips/Foxco Chevy

29 JOEY MOUGHAN/Springfield, IL

Joey Moughan/Conaway Handyman Service – Moughan Electric/Maxim/Claxton Mopar

30 C.J. LEARY/Greenfield, IN

Leary-6R Racing/Leary Construction – AMSOIL/DRC/Claxton Toyota

40 DAVID BYRNE/Shullsburg, WI

Byrne Racing/Stoops Freightliner-Truck Country – Bytec Resource Management/J & D/Chevy

44 DANNY LONG/Bonne Terre, MO

Danny Long/Farmington Auto Plaza – DMR Motorsports/Beast/Chevy

48 BRADY BACON/Broken Arrow, OK

Paul Martens/Martens Machine Shop/Maxim/Kistler Chevy

51 RUSS GAMESTER/Peru, IN

Gamester Racing/Gamester Green Gable Village/GRP/Toyota

53 STEVE BUCKWALTER/Royersford, PA

SET Racing/Heroes West Sports Grill/Beast/Brown Chevy

55 CASEY SHUMAN/Tempe, AZ

Patty Bateman/Circle K Convenience Stores/Beast/Chevy

58 JOE LIGUORI/Tampa, FL

Ralph Liguori/Sunshine Trailer Park – Brown & Miller Racing Solutions/DRC/Kercher Chevy

63 KODY SWANSON/Kingsburg, CA

DePalma Motorsports/Radio Hospital – Champion Oil/Maxim/Hampshire Chevy

71 SHANE COCKRUM/Benton, IL

Hardy Boys Motorsports/Financial Transportation Services – Infinity Shocks/Maxim/Chevy

77 CHRIS URISH/Elkhart, IL

Chris Urish/Elkhart Fertilizer – Pacesetter Solutions/Beast/Foxco Chevy

81 SHANE COTTLE/Kokomo, IN

Curtis Williams/Roger Williams Precision Engines – QS Components/Maxim/Chevy

84 TAD ROACH/Granite City, IL

Scott Spivey/Lloyd Racing Enterprises – Malibu Art Tile & Stone/Stealth/Chevy

88 CHRIS FETTER/Troy, MO

Fetter Tile LLC/Fetter Tile – F & S Collision Repair/Beast/Foxco

91 AUSTIN NEMIRE/Sylvania, OH

Hemelgarn Enterprises/Hemelgarn Enterprises/J & J/Ford

98 CHRIS WINDOM/Canton, IL

RPM-Fred Gormly/RPM Auto Enterprise/Maxim/J & D

99 MARK SMITH/Sunbury, PA

RPM-Fred Gormly/RPM Auto Enterprise – Seals-It Indy Race Parts/JEI/Foxco Chevy

 

 

VALVOLINE RACEWAY PLANS FOR 2016/2017 AUSTRALIAN SPRINTCAR CHAMPIONSHIP

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

May 24, 2016

The 2016/2017 Australian Sprintcar Championship is headed to Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway, and plans are well underway to make the 55th running of the time honoured affair one of the most memorable ever.

Thursday January 26 (Australia Day), Friday January 27 and Saturday January 28 are the dates.

Still on a high after the spectacular staging of the 75th Anniversary Rod Bowen Prestige Smash Repairs 2016 Australian Speedcar Championship earlier this year VR Managing Director Steven Green is delighted that the National Sprintcar title will be coming to the Harbour City next season.

“We’re really excited that the title is coming,” says Green, “it’s a particularly exciting time around Australia Day in Sydney and so it’s a fantastic time to see the sights and sounds of the Harbour City during the day and then the Championship action at night. We’re already well underway with our planning.”

Current Australian Champion Kerry Madsen will defend his title at his home track, and when you add the Sydney oriented former national champion superstars of the sport including Robbie Farr, Brooke Tatnell, Max Dumesny (Victorian born but Sydney domiciled) and Garry Brazier to name only a few the rich history of the title is ingrained in the clay at Parramatta.

In the 54 times the title has been held so far NSW has boasted an incredible 36 victories – that’s four times as many as the next best state of Victoria with nine wins.

PCR now Valvoline Raceway has held the Australian title five times with the last time being in 2008 when Garry Brazier won his last of 6 titles.

NSW drivers that have won the Australian Sprintcar Title include:

Bill Warner

Dick Briton

Bob Tunks

Jim Winterbottom

Steve Brazier

George Tatnell

Garry Rush

Garry Brazier

Skip Jackson

Robbie Farr

Brooke Tatnell

Kerry Madsen

The weekly USC NSW competition at Valvoline Raceway is arguably the toughest domestic competition in the world with the rising stars and established heroes making Saturday night battles legendary.

“I think the timing for us to conduct the Championship is perfect,” says Green, “we’ll be into our third season running Parramatta in 2016/2017 and our second season of the USC. I think in the last two seasons we’re really starting to kick some goals and I know our whole team is excited about the future. We’re honoured to promote the 55th Australian Sprintcar Championship.”

More information on formats, travel and accommodation packages, on and off track entertainment and many other facets will follow soon.

The naming rights sponsorship for the Championship is available.

Information on advance ticket sales will follow soon.

 

 

Rookie Rampage at Northline

Darwin’s Roller Door Services NT Northline Speedway second race meeting of the 2016 season last Saturday night saw rookie Sprintcar driver Chris Harrison upset the field and charge to victory.

Having recently made the move from Speedway Karts into Open Sprintcars, Harrison, who has only one previous race meeting in an Open Sprintcar to his name, thrilled the crowd when he stole the lead from veteran racer and pole-sitter Troy David on lap eight of the 12-lap feature race and went on to lead for the remainder of the distance. A shocked David came home in second place, while Simon Spitzbarth managed to secure the final place on the podium, after he had started from position five.

Steven Ling and David Ling completed the finishers, while Keith Phelps managed to complete only one lap before being forced to retire from the feature race. Earlier in the night, all three heat-race wins were secured by David, while Harrison managed to come away with two second-place finishes and a fourth.

It was John Staynoff who proved his worth yet again in the Formula 500s, picking his way through the field after starting from fourth to take the lead from Boysie Bartholdt on the penultimate lap, just in time for the chequered flag. Bartholdt took second-place, ahead of Gavin Jaenke, while Richard Cross was the only remaining finisher in fourth place.

Pole-sitter Hayden Brown was unable to improve on last meeting’s bad luck and again suffered a premature retirement, this time on lap eight. Scott Leonhardt was also unable to go the distance, retiring from the race on the opening lap, while Ellie Hills, Cori Jackson, and Daniel White did not start the feature race. Heat-race wins were awarded to Staynoff and Brown (x 2).

After qualifying in pole position for the AMCA Nationals feature race, Dale Roberts led from start to finish, taking back-to-back wins at Northline Speedway, ahead of Jacob Belcher and Dave Munro in second and third respectively. After failing to start last meeting’s feature race, Brendan Kenna had a better night, qualifying in second; however, he was unable to hold on to his position and finished just off the podium in fourth. Remaining finishers were Maria Panasewyecz and Janet Belcher, while Jeffery Tiedeman retired from the race on the second-last lap. Heat-race wins went the way of Jacob Belcher (x 2) and Roberts.

It was the Justin Brumfield show again in the Street Stocks, with the in-form driver cruising to victory seven seconds ahead of his competitors, after qualifying in pole position. Kevin Dries delivered a solid performance to take second place, ahead of Colin Menzies in third. Remaining finishers were Scott Bradbury, Dean Jones, and Brendan Davison. Earlier in the night, the top-three feature-race finishers in Brumfield, Dries and Menzies kept this order for two of the heat races. The remaining heat-race win also went to Brumfield.

In the Junior Sedans, Nathan Downs managed to improve on last meeting’s third-place finish, seizing the win after a solid night of racing which saw him qualify in pole position. Previous winner Isaiah Strong came home in second place, ahead of Zack Grimshaw in third. Daniel Dennis and Nicholas Dennis rounded out the top five, while Aleisha Grimshaw, Lindsay Allwright, and Brodee Everett completed the finishers. Heat-race wins were awarded to Downs, Strong and Zack Grimshaw.

After last meeting saw him battling with the leader only to come away with second place, Darrin Uniacke managed to go one better, claiming the victory in the Speedway Karts feature race. Steve Driver was also able to improve on his previous third-place finish, coming away with second, ahead of Tim Fry in third. Completing the top five were Kirsty Driver and Tristan Roulston, while remaining finishers were Yazmin Brown, Alison Fry, and Tony Brown. Heat-race wins went the way of Steve Driver, Kirsty Driver and Uniacke.

Northline Speedway’s next event will be held on the Saturday night of June 4, when the AMCA Nationals and Junior Sedans will contest their Darwin Titles. The program will also feature Wingless Sprints, Formula 500s, Street Stocks, and Speedway Karts.

For more information about Roller Door Services NT Northline Speedway, visit their website: www.darwinspeedway.com.au. You can LIKE them on Facebook by searching Northline Speedway.

 

 

T.J. Michael Swings Through the Midwest, Ohio Doubleheader On Deck

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, Oh. (May 23, 2016) - T.J. Michael’s rookie campaign with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions continued on Friday and Saturday, May 20-21, in two separate areas of the Midwest, both of which new to Michael. The Plano, Texas, native visited Lincoln Speedway and Lincoln, Illinois, and Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, during his recent weekend road trip, earning a pair of main event starts, a B-main victory, and enough points to maintain the fifth position in the current championship standings. The “Texas Traveler” finished 18th at Lincoln Speedway and 22nd at Wilmot Raceway.

“We had a pretty decent weekend out west,” said T.J. Michael. “It was fun to visit two new tracks and check out areas we’ve never raced in. The results really weren’t where we wanted them, but we had fun and continued to learn. Can’t thank my team enough for their hard work and support. We’ve been busy. I couldn’t do it without them.”

Michael, pilot of the Michael Motorsports, Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Snap-On, No. 8M, will continue Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition this Friday and Saturday with repeat visits to two different Ohio facilities. Action will ignite on Friday evening, May 27, at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, followed by a trip to the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Saturday, May 28. Michael is a former 305 sprint car main event winner at the Attica short track, as well as a former 410 main event runner-up at Wayne County Speedway.

“It’s always fun to travel, but it will be nice to work out of our own shop this week and weekend,” explained T.J. Michael. “We are familiar with Attica and Wayne County, having some success at each, so there won’t be a ton of pressure on us this weekend. We’ll head into the weekend with the same goal in mind. Hopefully we can get up front and earn a few solid finishes.”

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the series online at www.allstarsprint.com.

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

Recent Highlights: Earned MSD Performance Hard Charger Award with Arctic Cat All Stars at Bedford Speedway on Sunday, April 17 (20th to 13th). Charged from 19th to 9th with All Stars and Pennsylvania Posse at Port Royal on Saturday, April 23.

2015 Wins: 3 (305ci) (1 Gator Motorplex - Texas; 1 Attica Raceway Park - Ohio; 1 Fremont Speedway - Ohio)

2016 Wins: N/A

T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Snap-On, Kistler Racing Engines, Maxim Race Cars, Slade Shock Technology, Roy Hardin Masonry, Wood Air Conditioning, Pro Tech Service Company and Fully Injected Motorsports.

 

 

Zearfoss Disappointed with Outlaw Outcome, Three Days at Port Royal On Deck

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (May 23, 2016)- For the first time since October, Brock Zearfoss joined the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Williams Grove Speedway, working to outperform the “Greatest Show On Dirt” during their first appearance of the 2016 season. Unfortunately, the evening ended quicker than expected, finishing tenth during the “Last Chance Showdown,” ultimately missing the main event on Friday, May 20. Despite the disappointment and frustration, the “Jonestown Jet” will work to set those feelings aside and rebound during his mega-Memorial Day weekend agenda.

“We were pretty disappointed,” said Zearfoss regarding his Williams Grove Speedway finish on Friday night. “Williams Grove hasn’t treated us too well this year. We’ve been having trouble finding speed there at certain times. I think we have the potential to be fast there, and we’ve shown that, we just aren’t consistent right now, but we’ll work to change that. We have a big weekend coming up. We’ll work hard for four solid finishes to make up for Friday.”

Brock Zearfoss, pilot of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Leach’s Automotive, No. 3Z, will highlight his holiday weekend with the newly improved Bob Weikert Memorial Sprint Car Spectacular at Port Royal Speedway this Saturday through Monday, hunting for a major payday and a career first 410 victory. The Port Royal, Pennsylvania, “Speed Palace” will feature three consecutive full programs for the 410 sprinters during the holiday special, awarding an overall point fund in addition to each nightly purse. The programs on Saturday, May 28, and Monday, May 30, will each award $5,000 top prizes, with the in-between show on Sunday, May 29, awarding a $10,000 winner’s share. This new version of the Bob Weikert Memorial will attract Pennsylvania’s top race teams, as well as a handful of regional invaders.

“We are pretty determined to make some noise this weekend at Port Royal,” explained Brock Zearfoss. “We’ve been hungry to get that first win. This weekend would be a perfect time to earn it. I can’t thank my team enough for their hard work and effort. Sometimes things don’t go our way, but we never stop working. We are all very overdue for a victory.”

To add to the overall hype, the “Jonestown Jet” will technically jumpstart his long, holiday weekend on Friday night, May 27, back at the Williams Grove Speedway. A $4,000-to-win, Diamond Series program will headline competition at the world famous half-mile, a perfect opportunity for redemption.

Those seeking additional information regarding the Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway should visit the “Speed Palace” live on the Web at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

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

Recent Highlights: Finished second during feature action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 16

2016 Wins: N/A

Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Leach’s Automotive, Masters Mechanical Insulation, Comprehensive Test and Balance, Berkebile Oil Company, Invisible Glass, Walker Performance Filtration, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Smith Precision Products, GME Steering, Simpson Race Products, CR Graphics, G Force Gears, Precision Powder Coat, Susquehanna Valley Speed Shop, Tate and Sons Firewood, BAPS Auto Paint and Supplies

 

 

Holtgraver Earns First Win of 2016, Back to Work with All Stars on Friday & Saturday

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PITTSBURGH (May 23, 2016) - For the first time in 2016, “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver earned his place in Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory lane, winning the IRA/All Star Sprint Challenge at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, May 21. The Pittsburgh native started on the outside of the front row on Saturday night, eventually holding off charges by Sheldon Haudenschild and Dale Blaney during the 35-lapper. The $5,000 victory, his third consecutive podium finish during All Star competition which includes a runner-up finish at Lernerville and a third place finish at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway, was Holtgraver’s tenth career win with the traveling series, his first in the state of Wisconsin and his first since 2014.

“Things are starting to click and I’m really excited about it,” explained Holtgraver. “The first part of the year really didn’t go our way, but we stayed confident and kept our patience. It takes time to mold together and build a great team, and I feel we are on the right path toward that. I can’t thank everyone enough for their help and support. It’s exciting to earn these results. We’ll do our best to keep our podium streak alive.”

Danny Holtgraver and Pete Grove’s Premier Motorsports, Linc Systems, Olympic Forest Products, Lutes Custom Cabinetry, Premier Pallet, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, Westview Motors, DKW Transport, J&J Auto Racing, Simpson Race Products, Fully Injected Motorsports, Winters, AL Driveline, No. 70 team will now begin preparations for an Arctic Cat All Star doubleheader in the state of Ohio. The long, holiday weekend will kick off officially at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Friday evening, May 27, followed by an appearance at the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Saturday, May 28. Holtgraver is a former Arctic Cat All Star main event winner at each of the Ohio ovals, scoring his first ever Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory at Attica Raceway Park in 2012.

“We’ve been building a lot of momentum during these last few weekends,” said Danny Holtgraver. “We’ll put that to good use this weekend when we get back to Ohio.”

Those seeking additional news and updates regarding the Arctic Cat All Stars should visit the series live on the Web at www.allstarsprint.com.

News and information regarding Danny Holtgraver will be posted regularly right here at ‘FullyInjected.com’ during his entire campaign. 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 networking including twitter: @holtgraverd4 and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DannyHoltgraverMotorsports

Recent Highlights - Earned first Arctic Cat All Star victory of the 2016 season on Saturday, May 21.

2015 Wins: 1 2016 Wins: 1 (Wilmot Raceway - All Stars)

Danny Holtgraver on YouTube: Here!

Danny Holtgraver would like to thank all of his marketing partners: Linc Systems, Olympic Forest Products, Lutes Custom Cabinetry, Premier Pallet, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, Westview Motors, DKW Transport, J&J Auto Racing, Simpson Race Products, Fully Injected Motorsports, Winters, AL Driveline

 

 

Dietrich Earns Two Top-Fives Against Outlaws, New Egypt Next!

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (May 23, 2016) - Danny Dietrich joined the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on three separate occasions during the recent weekend, racing at three different facilities in two states, all of which over the course of four days. When the weekend dust settled, the Gettysburg native scored two consecutive top-five finishes against the “Greatest Show On Dirt,” beginning with a runner-up performance at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown on Thursday, May 19.

Dietrich scored his second top-five result of the weekend on Friday evening, May 20, at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, crossing under the final checkers fifth in the running order. The Gettysburg native drove forward from row five, transferring to the main event with a third place finish during his respective heat race.

Action at the Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, New York, concluded Dietrich’s recent swing with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, finishing 13th after starting 11th.

“We had a pretty awesome weekend for the most part,” explained Danny Dietrich. “We had two really solid finishes. Feels good to race that well against the Outlaws. I think we may have had something for Donny Schatz on Thursday at Lincoln, just kinda ran out of time. Regardless, I owe it all to my team. They allow for results like this. I have a great car owner and a great group of guys who dedicate a lot of time to keep me on the race track. We’re excited for the upcoming week and weekend.”

With little time to spare, Danny Dietrich will resume his 2016 campaign on Tuesday evening, May 24, at the New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, New Jersey. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will headline competition at the “Garden State” venue, allowing Dietrich one more opportunity to score a fourth career victory with the national travelers. “Double-D” finished 15th at New Egypt in 2015.

Memorial Day weekend will feature four nights of action for the Gary Kauffman Racing entry, comprised of four, complete programs at two different Central Pennsylvania facilities.

A visit to the Williams Grove Speedway will ignite the long, holiday weekend on Friday evening, May 27, followed by the Bob Weikert Memorial Sprint Car Spectacular at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday through Monday, May 28-30. High dollar paydays will be on the line during the entire weekend, with $4,000 up for grabs at Williams Grove Speedway, and a grand total of $20,000 being the potential at Port Royal Speedway. In addition, the Bob Weikert Memorial will award a separate point fund.

“We’ve been looking forward to these events for a long time,” explained Dietrich. “We love the multi-day atmosphere. Gives fans something extra to look forward to and it creates a lot of hype. The event at Port Royal is extra special for us. We can’t wait to get there.”

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

Recent Highlights: Earned back-to-back victories in Central Pennsylvania on April 23/24; winning at Lincoln Speedway on April 23, followed by an Arctic Cat All Star victory at Selinsgrove Speedway on April 24.

2015 Wins: 16

2016 Wins: 2

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Hickory Run Orchards, Weikert’s Livestock, Carlisle Auto Salvage, CATS Used Truck Parts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Bowman Block & Head Repair, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, B&C Auto Menders, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard

 

 

Brian Brown – Another Knoxville Classic Finish!

(Bill W) May 23, 2016 – The features have been nothing short of electric at Knoxville Raceway this season, and Saturday was no exception. Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team set out for two wins in a row at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World”, but they fell one spot short on the podium in the first National Sprint League event of the season at Knoxville. Nonetheless, it was another strong performance turned in by the Grain Valley, Missouri driver. Brian and the team did have their podium streak of eight straight podium streaks snapped Friday at the newly renovated Jackson Motorplex after a tip over. This week, they plan on Knoxville NSL action again Saturday, and going with the series to the Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines on Sunday.

Friday you were at the first race of the year at the newly remodeled Jackson Motorplex. What did you think?

What a phenomenal job everyone at the Jackson Motorplex has done. Really, in a year and a half, I think they’ve turned that place into one of the top five facilities in the country. New grandstands, a new Impact4800.com/Next LED video board, and a lot of other things. I know they’re not done yet, so I’m excited to see how it ends up.

It seemed like you were a tick off in qualifying.

It was the first time in the last month and a half that we’ve unloaded in hot laps and just didn’t feel that great. What I was feeling and what Chad (Morgan) and the guys were seeing was the opposite. We were able make some changes and qualify ninth. It wasn’t what we wanted, but it was pretty good from where we had started the night.

You ended up running third in the heat.

We were all over Kerry (Madsen) there in the heat. That put us seventh in points for the Dash redraw. Unfortunately, we drew the ten out of ten for that. Back in dirty air, it was just tough to make moves and we ended up ninth.

Did you make any changes to the car for the feature?

After the Dash, we over-adjusted the other way, and we were tight. In general, it was just an off night for us. To cap it off, we blew a left rear tire late in the race. We spun and got tipped over. I’m thankful it wasn’t a lot worse. I thank Tim Kaeding for not blasting into us or trying to go around us on the high side, which could have been disastrous. It was a phenomenal job of the fifteen guys behind us for not getting into us. It was just one of those nights you try to put behind you quickly.

You bounced back in time trials Saturday at Knoxville.

Our qualifying has been spot on. Danny (Lasoski) had a really good lap and hit the bottom where he needed to, so we ended up second quick. To do that with the NSL format, is what we needed to do.

You knew the invert for the feature was eight before the heat. Knowing you had a lot of points built up already, what was your thought process going in?

No matter what the format, when the green flag drops, you want to beat the other cars on the track. You might as well stay with that mindset. Saturday was no different. We were able to get up to second. We tried a few things, and some worked and some didn’t.

You ended up starting beside Danny in row four for the feature.

We didn’t get the best of starts. Danny got through there pretty quickly. But we were able to get in our groove, and it just seemed like the closer the cushion gets to the fence, the more we excel. That’s where I like running.

The middle stages were crazy. You were right in the middle of the battles between second and fifth. You were all in the same corners for several laps.

We were able to get by Danny and we got into a gaggle of lapped cars. We were racing hard with Davey (Heskin) and that broke our momentum a little bit. That let Danny back by. He kind of left everyone from there. We were able to finally get by Davey, Craig (Dollansky) and Brooke (Tatnell).

You got to second, and it looked late like you were the fastest car.

Danny was a straightaway ahead at that point, and we were able to run him down. We really felt it was our race to win at that point. The yellow came out, and he did his job making his car as wide as he could those last laps. That’s why he’s won 109 times. He’s a very smart racecar driver.

How are you feeling about the progression of the team towards August’s Knoxville Nationals?

Saturday, I felt we had a car capable of winning and we were right there. I think Danny and I especially right now, are pushing each other as hard as we possibly can. I’m glad he’s there. I think that’s going to lend to better performances when the Outlaws come to town, and especially in August. I feel like we’re just as good as anyone in the country right now. At Knoxville, you have some cars that are ‘Outlaw fast’ and it helps you to get ready when they come to town.

I know you’re excited about getting two more NSL shows in this weekend.

I hope the people in the area keep coming out to support these great NSL races. I feel we’re going to have two great events. I feel the racing at Knoxville is awesome, and the Dunkin family has done a great job with the track all year. They get bashed when there’s an issue with the track, which may be once or twice a year. They are just doing a phenomenal job. Tony Moro has worked hard to make sure that the facility in Des Moines keeps improving and I’ve heard good things about that track this year. I hope we can get the Casey’s General Store/FVP #21 to Victory Lane this weekend.

Follow Brian on the Web, Twitter and Facebook!

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

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

Twitter Links – @BrianBrown21, @FVPRacing, @CaseysGenStores

Facebook Links

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

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

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

Other Web site info

Casey's: www.caseys.com

FVP: www.fvpparts.com

Great Marketing Opportunities for 2016!

There are great marketing opportunities available with Brian Brown Racing for 2016 with available spots on the car including the side of the nose wing. For more information, e-mail Brian at Brian@BrianBrownRacing.com.

Brown’s Bits

Brian’s 2006 win at Lake Ozark Speedway’s 360 Nationals did not come easy. After Brian worked his way by Bobby Hawks for the lead, Jesse “The Rocket” Hockett came from deep in the field to battle for and take it himself. Brian came back on a late restart to make his winning pass, and won over Hockett, Hawks, Robbie Standridge and Foster Landon. The win came over a 61-car field.

About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating over 1,850 convenience stores in 14 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 5th largest c-store chain and fifth largest pizza chain in the United States.

About FVP

Built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service, FVP is the confident solution for all of your OEM needs. FVP products are engineered to provide customers with OE quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. FVP is proud to carry a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, powerful batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV’s, commercial, boats and other specialty vehicles as well as automotive chemicals and oil, antifreeze, DEF, hub assemblies, radiators and condensers. To learn more about FVP or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit FVPparts.com! FVP…The Confident Solution.

Marketing Partner of the Week – Impact Signs Awnings Wraps / impact4800.com

Brian says – “David and Julie Goodson have a great family there. They also make sure our trailer looks great with the graphics they provide. We’re proud to represent them.”

The goal at Impact Sign and Lighting is to make selecting the right sign and lighting for your business a simple process for you. Impact can design, create, and install virtually any type of sign on awnings, poles, buildings and much more including racecars, of course! They will work with you from conception to completion and make sure you are completely satisfied. We'll give you personalized service, expert consultation, quick turnarounds, and reasonable pricing. Impact Sign and Lighting are responsible for the graphics on the Brian Brown Racing #21. Visit them on the web at www.Impact4800.com!

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Vortex Wings

Vortex Racing Products is the industry leader in Sprintcar Wing design. From humble beginnings in 1995, they began producing wings for their own use and quickly became engaged in producing wings for other race teams. Inspired by a life-long background in race car design and manufacturing from their father, Paul and Lynton Jeffrey continued to evolve into a company known for producing a product a little different from the rest. This ability to manufacture a Wing that is unique in design is what has been their success. They continually push the boundaries of design with an extensive testing program. It is their understanding of chassis design and manufacturing that allows communication with clients and tailors a wing package that best suits the race driver, team and make of chassis. It is called “The Vortex Advantage”. Visit them on the web today at www.VortexRacingProducts.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, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, Weld Wheels, Housby Trucks, Next LED Sports, Schure Built Suspension, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N, www.hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, Fuel-Safe Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, CP Pistons, Carrillo Rods, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Butler Built Seats, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Tru Square, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Shell Shock, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Hoosier Tires, Klein RV, Duke’s Meats, BIGS Sunflower Seeds, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines, MSD and Fortress Wealth Management for all their support!

 

 

News from the Eastern Museum of MotorRacing

Preserving America’s Motor SportsHeritage

May 23,2016, York Springs, PA

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing willhave a display this Friday, May 27, at the Williams Grove Speedway. Several vintage racing cars will be ondisplay in the Williams Grove infield area. Fans will have the opportunity to take photographs of the racingmachinery.

The museum will bring their display to PortRoyal Speedway on Saturday, June 11. Port Royal Speedway officials are providing track time to participating vintagerace cars.

Also on June 11, there will be an antiquecar show at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing and Latimore Valley Fairground. The event, presented by the Gettysburg regionof the Antique Automobile Club of America, will bring in a wide variety ofantique automobiles.

The Gettysburg region of the AntiqueAutomobile Club of America will have a roundtable discussion on June 19. The event will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. andwill take place on the second floor of the museum.

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing is openevery Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. through the summermonths. There is no admission price;however, a donation is appreciated.

EMMR has a large display of vintage racingequipment from all forms of motorsports. The second floor of the facility contains the large Chris Economaki collectionalong with the Jerry Reigle research room. Automobile competition researchers and fans alike can study the widevariety of racing history materials contained on the second floor.

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing and theLatimore Valley Fairground are located on 100 Baltimore Road, off Route 15,between York Springs and Dillsburg.

 

 

Mark Dobmeier – Striking the Silver Lode!

(Bill W) May 23, 2016 – Mark Dobmeier and the Jimco Racing/Polaris #13 team hit Chuck Brennan’s vein of silver Saturday night at Badlands Motor Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota. Their win of the Silver Shootout at the former Huset’s Speedway paid just over $27,000 in silver bars. The Grand Forks, North Dakota driver had to work for his win, and it followed a run from 13th to seventh in the season opener at another renovated facility, the Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota.

Saturday night’s Silver Shootout started with a tough time trial. “We timed in 12th quick,” says Mark. “We know what we did wrong though, which will help us next week. That put us behind the 8-ball a little bit, but they used passing points and we won the heat. That was enough to get us into an eight-car redraw. They have new people doing things. It took them a while and they were behind schedule, but they will get it down.”

The draw didn’t help much when Mark drew a starting spot inside row four. But it didn’t matter, as he quickly found himself amongst the leaders. “The track was really good, especially for the first night,” he says. “By feature time, it was slicked off with a big cushion on the top. There was also enough moisture on the bottom that a guy could run down there too.”

The rush to the front gave him confidence, and he found himself battling with a couple of drivers he will see a lot this year at the former Huset’s Speedway. “It really felt good, because we started a little deeper in the field,” says Mark. “We had a good car, and we passed cars right away. Things were going really well. The next thing I knew, it was a three-way battle between us, (Dusty) Zomer and (Terry) McCarl.”

Mark would gain the lead late and shoot away from the field on a restart with six laps to go to capture his 61st career win at the speedway. “Lapped traffic was really the deciding factor,” he says. “You had to be able to pick your way through them, because there were a lot of them. You had to zigzag your way through, and once we were out front, I didn’t want to give them a chance to catch me.”

On Friday at Jackson Motorplex with the NSL, Mark timed in 12th quick and won his heat race. “We started 13th in the feature and got a couple spots right away,” he says. “We tried a couple of things in Jackson setup-wise that seemed to work pretty well. We had been stuck in a rut a little bit and ran into something.”

He would climb to a solid seventh place finish. “We had a great car the whole race, but Jackson is such a big track,” says Mark. “It takes a while to reel in cars there. It was a lot of work to move up a spot. We were good through. We were able to move up to seventh. Most of those spots weren’t a gimme, so we were really happy with how fast the car was.”

The team has plans this week to run at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks on Friday, and Badlands Motor Speedway Saturday.

About Polaris…

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader with annual 2015 sales of $4.7 billion. Polaris fuels the passion of riders, workers, and outdoor enthusiasts with our RANGER®, RZR® and POLARIS GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; our SPORTSMAN® and POLARIS ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; VICTORY® and INDIAN MOTORCYCLE® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; SLINGSHOT® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, SWITCHBACK®, and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments, and accessories sold under multiple recognizable brands, and has a growing presence in adjacent markets globally with products including military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. www.polaris.com

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Jimco Motorsports would like to thank Polaris, Senske & Son Transfer, Big Trucks by Jimco, Right Choice Electric, Acme Tools, Interstate Towing & Recovery, Kyllo Trucking, B/L Strong Box, Steffes, Dahlstrom Motors, GLB Transport, Tireboss, Forx Radiator, Anderson Auto Body, Gary Gruhot Farms, Willow Ridge, Rose Creek, Herberg Custom Harvesting, Great Plains Plumbing & Heating, Ironman Welding, DAV, Rendezvous Region Construction, High Mark Snowmobile Rentals, Boss Signs & Graphics and Dobmeier Bonding for all their help!

 

 

Strong Weekend Sees Ian Madsen Score Second Win of Season

PETERSEN MEDIA- Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team put together a very strong weekend of racing that saw Madsen and company record their second win of the season.

“It was an awesome weekend of racing for this team,” Madsen said. “We had great speed all three nights and were able to secure another win.”

Wednesday night, Madsen and company were in action in Des Moines, IA at the State Fairground with the Sprint Invaders.

Turning in a dominant performance on this night, Madsen got the action kicked off by picking up a heat race win aboard his Logan Contractors Supply Inc./Aspen Aire/Kline Electric No. 18 machine, before picking up a the Dash win before gridding the field from the third spot for the feature event.

After two botched start attempts, Madsen would settle into the second spot when the race went green. Working on the leader for the first five laps of the race, Madsen would make his move amidst heavy lapped traffic on lap six to take over control.

Out front, Madsen would pull away and never seriously be challenged on this night as the win would be his second career Sprint Invaders win as he clean swept the night’s event.

Friday night would see the team reunite with the NSL Series as they checked into the Jackson Motorplex for the Jackson Spring Nationals. Timing the Royal Flooring/Bobcat/TammyHeckart.com machine in fourth fastest in time trials, Madsen would proceed to finish sixth in his heat race and earn a spot in the night’s Dash, which really would act like a points scramble on this night.

Starting on the front row, Madsen would leave the field behind as he would pick up the win and earn max points, which put himself in the second row for the 25-lap A Main event.

Moving into the second spot when the race came to life, Madsen would chase after Craig Dollansky who set a strong pace out front in the early goings of the feature event. Reeling Dollansky in at times over the duration of the race, Madsen would feel pressure from both Danny Lasoski and brother, Kerry Madsen during the feature.

Slipping back to third late in the feature, it would turn into a battle between both Madsen’s for the final spot on the podium. With Kerry able to get in front of Ian on a pair of occasions, Ian would answer the call both times to finish in the third spot at the checkered flag.

Saturday night saw the team return to the Knoxville Raceway as this night too would be sanctioned by the NSL. Timing in fifth fastest on this night, Madsen would have a strong heat race where he would pick up a win and find himself in the third row for the 25-lap feature event.

Getting off to a slow start when the race went green, Madsen would slip outside of the top five as eh would chase after the likes of Davey Heskin and Brian Brown who ran ahead of him.

Able to get by Heskin, Madsen would take over the fifth spot as he would then battle Dollansky and Brooke Tatnell as he looked to better his track position. Making things interesting at times, Madsen’s weekend would end with a fifth place run.

“Really a strong weekend across the board for this organization,” Madsen added. “We timed well, raced well, and finished well. I like that we are continuing to get better and I think if we continue along this path we will continue to rack up wins.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Team Kline Electric, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, TammyHeckart.com, Caliber Iowa, Quality Traffic Control, Flatrate, Inc., Speck USA, Bergen Paulsen, Coverage Direct, Finer Cuts lawn and Landscape, Lucas Oil, and Revolution Race Gear for their support this season.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-21, Wins-2, Top-5’s- 12, Top 10’s-16

ON TAP: Madsen and the KCP Racing team will be at the Jackson Speedway on Friday night, the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night and at the Iowa State Fair Speedway on Sunday 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 team’s brand new website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

 

 

Brady Bacon – Atop the USAC Heap with Two Second Place Finishes!

(Bill W) May 23, 2016 – Brady Bacon and the Hoffman Racing #69 team are on quite a roll in the USAC National Sprint Car Series right now. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver has posted three second place finishes in a row in USAC competition, and has finished in the top five, five straight times and in six out of the last seven outings. All that has him atop the standings as he heads into a busy week to say the least. The USAC National Sprint Cars will be at the Terre Haute Action Track for the “Tony Hulman Classic” Wednesday. Brady will be in the Paul Martens #48 for the USAC Silver Crown “Hoosier Hundred” at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis Thursday. He will switch to winged racing in his own #99 Friday and Saturday at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway in Ohio before returning to Indiana’s Lawrenceburg Speedway to run with the World of Outlaws Monday. Next Tuesday starts Indiana Midget Week in the Frank Manafort Racing #76M.

Things started last weekend in Gas City, Indiana Friday. Brady would time in sixth quick. “We drew a really late number, and still managed to time into the top six,” he says. “We had a scare in the heat race. We were running fifth. There was one car that was kind of a roadblock for everyone. I tried to go around the outside, and the car ended up drifting up there. I spun out and had to go to the back with five laps to go. We managed to make it up to the last transfer spot.”

Sneaking into fourth in the heat meant starting outside row one for the feature. “We were able to get out to the lead,” says Brady. “About halfway through, we moved up to the top. I felt my car going away a little on the bottom. We fell back to second for a couple of laps, and then got some momentum going back around the top. We were able to get back to the lead and stretch it out a bit.”

Lapped traffic would play a factor, however. “With about three laps to go, we caught a lapped car,” says Brady. “He was running the top behind everyone else. That’s where I needed to be. He had been running the bottom until I caught him. I tried to run under him through the middle in the corner and didn’t make it. I had to run the middle in the next corner, and that slowed me down enough to let Scotty Weir get beside me and pass me in one and two. When I finally got by the lapped car, there was one lap to go and it was too late to get back to the front.”

Brady would time in eighth quick Saturday at Brownstown Speedway. “We have our car better for the features, so we’ve been trying to compromise them to qualify a little better,” he says of the #69 team. “We were able to make it through the heat o.k. (third).”

Starting the main event eighth, he wasted little time in charging forward. “We got up through there pretty quickly, but by the time we got to second, the leader (Kevin Thomas Jr.) was too far gone,” says Brady. “Most of the guys we were passing were running the top, and we were good anywhere. We were catching the leader at the end running the bottom, but he really had too big of a lead. It was unfortunate once again, but if you put yourself starting back where we did, you can’t complain much. We’ll work on our qualifying a little more, and hopefully, next time we’ll start within striking distance.”

The second place finishes allowed Brady to take the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series point lead. “The cars been good all the way back through Bloomington really,” he says. “We’ve been knocking on the door every night. Maybe the only chance we didn’t have to win was at Haubstadt, but it seems we’re good there one time, and not the next. We’ll get it figured out. We’re going into some big weeks coming up with the ‘Eastern Storm’ and ‘Indiana Sprintweek’ after that. We have a lot of speed right now, so we’re looking forward to it.”

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Partner of the Week – Triple X Race Components

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Brady Bacon Racing would like the following sponsors for all their help: Fatheadz Eyewear, Viper Risk Management Group, Triple X Race Co., Tel-Star Technologies, PPM Titanium Products, KTA Kiser’s Truck and Auto (formerly Sham’s Garage), Heath Clips Lawn Care, Chubby from CnB Mushroom Farms, Lucas Oil Products, Factory Kahne, FK Indy, Lightning Wings, CP Carrillo, Keizer Wheels, Smiley’s Racing Products, Eaton Industrial Coatings, Sweet Mfg., Butlerbuilt Seats, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Proglide Coatings, Diversified Machine Inc., Fuel Safe, Allstar Performance, Simpson, Octane Ink, Schroth Racing, Wilwood, King Racing Products and Schoenfeld Headers.

The Hoffman #69 sprinter is sponsored by Mean Green, Mopar, Triple X Race Components, Hoosier, DMI, Lykins, Engler Machine & Tool, Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems, KSE, MPD Racing, CSI Shocks, XYZ Machining, Saldana Racing Products, Fuel Safe Racing Cells, Fastener Specialty Motorsports, Wilwood Brakes, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Zemco Headers, Chalk Racing Products and Weld.

 

 

A EMI RaceSaver Sprints join Badlands Saturday lineup

BRANDON, S.D. (May 23) – Good things are in store this season for IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Car drivers and fans of the winged division at Badlands Motor Speedway.

The sanctioned division returns to weekly shows at the much-renovated dirt facility in Brandon. Opening night is Saturday, May 28.

“Saturday is going to be a big night for racing around here and we’re glad to have the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars part of that,” said promoter Tom Savage. “We love this division and we love the affordability.”

Constructed in 1954 and open every season but two since, the former Huset’s Speedway was purchased by Chuck Brennan of the Badlands Entertainment Group last spring. Brennan hired Savage, whose resume includes public relations posts with Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indy Car, the NFL and NBA.

More than six million dollars of renovations have already been completed and include new lighting, grandstand seating and electrical work.

The most obvious addition is the turn four building with concessions and restroom facilities on the first floor, spacious suites on the second and seating for nightly sponsors on the top floor.

“A lot of people driving down the highway have seen that building and texted me to say ‘Holy cow!’” reported Savage.

The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season at Badlands runs into September.

“IMCA RaceSaver Sprints will race on the same night as our 410 sprints. We’re encouraged by them and think they will help build our car counts,” Savage said. “We like the idea behind IMCA. If you’re a race fan, you know what those four letters stand for.”

“After seeing first hand the renovations in progress, it’s clear that no detail has been overlooked in making this facility state-of-the-art,” noted IMCA Vice President of Operations Jim Stannard. “It’s an honor for us to be part of their Saturday night program.”

 

 

NCRA/NSL Sprints Ready for Holiday Weekend Double-Header!

Park City, Kansas – May 23, 2016 - Current series point leader Don Droud, Jr. will lead the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products/gomuddy.com National Sprint League 360-ci sprint car series into a huge Memorial Weekend double-header this Friday and Saturday night.

It all kicks off with the tours only 2016 scheduled appearance at Salina Speedway in Salina, Kansas on Friday night (May 27). From there the “winged warriors” will head south to 81 Speedway in Park City for their third appearance of the season.

Droud comes into this holiday weekend having won two feature victories in a row and holds a 60 - point lead over six-time and defending series champion C.J. Johnson. Former tour champion Jeremy Campbell currently sits third in the standings while Ray Seeman and Forrest Southerland the top five in the current standings.

Sixth through tenth include Jeff Stasa, Jon Freeman, Tony Bruce, Jr., Danny Wood and Taylor Velasquez. Droud’s two victories came at 81 Speedway on April 16 and Dodge City Raceway Park on May 7, the last time the tour hit the track.

Derek Hager picked up the $10,000 paycheck and the season opener at 81 Speedway as part of the tracks annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout.”

Friday night gates at Salina Speedway open at 5:00 PM with race time scheduled for 8:00 PM. Grandstand admission prices are $15 for adults; while ages 13 and under get in free. For more track information check out the tracks official website www.racesalinaspeedway.com or call (785) 292-9220.

Gates at 81 Speedway will open at 5:00 PM on Saturday with race time slated for 7:00 PM. Grandstand admission prices are $15 for adults; children 6-10 just $5 while kid ages five and under will be admitted free. 81 Speedway is located north of Wichita on I-135 to exit 16, then 0.7 mile west on 77th street in Park City. For more race information contact the speedway office (316) 755-1781 and get daily updates by accessing their official facebook page: Race 81 Speedway.

For more information concerning the NCRA 360-ci sprint car series check out their official website www.racencra.com; their official facebook page NCRA Racing Series or call the series office (316) 755-1781 for any questions.

 

 

 

5/23/2016

Scotty Thiel – Victorious at Sun Prairie!

Quick Results:

Saturday – Wilmot Raceway – IRA/Allstar event

Qualifying: 28th

Heat: start 7th, finish 2nd

A-main: start 22nd, finish 9th

Sunday – Angell Park Speedway – IRA

Qualifying: 8th

Heat: start 4th, finish 3rd

A-main: Start 7th, finish 1ST

Sunday was the first stop at Angell Park Speedway for the IRA Outlaw Sprints along with the first win of the season for Scotty Thiel and his Scott Thiel Motorsports #64 race team! Thiel was victorious after starting out in the 7th position and charged his way forward to pick up his first win of the 2016 season! The team was on a momentum swing after Scotty charged his way through the field on Saturday night at Wilmot Raceway as he started out in 22nd and would finish in the 9th position in the A-main event!

On Saturday the team headed south to the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, WI for the Allstar/IRA showdown. Scotty drew a 37 pill which placed him to go out 26th in the qualifying order. 44 cars were on hand for this co-sanctioned event with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprints and the Arctic Cat Allstar Series. Qualifying would not go spectacular for Thiel as he laid down a 14.137 and would end up 28th quick on the night. That would place him to start seventh in the heat race event. The field took the green flag and charged into turn one. Scotty worked the middle groove early on but struggled to move forward. A caution came out after two laps were completed and reset the field. On the restart, Thiel moved up to the high side and began his charge forward. It took a few laps for Thiel to get comfortable but at the half way point he was on a mission to get to the front. He drove his way into the fourth position and held that spot for a few laps. The white flag was flying and Thiel would rocket his way into the second position coming off of turn two. He charged hard into turn three but would fall short of the win by 0.137 seconds and finish in the second position. That would lock him into the nights 35 lap A-main event. Scotty would not be eligible for the redraw due to his qualifying time and would end up starting in the 22nd position in the main event. The field took the green flag for the 35 lap A-main event and Scotty began to work his way forward little by little. He would work the low groove for majority of the race and picked off several cars as the field approached the half way marker. Several cautions helped get the field bunched up and gave Scotty the opportunity to make more passes. With only a few laps left, Thiel began to work his way towards the top ten. One late caution helped get the field lined back up and Scotty would not hesitate on the restart by making his charge in turn one. He drove his way into the ninth position and would maintain that position as the checkered flag flew. Thiel would go on to earn the nights MSD Hard Charger award for advancing 13 positions in the A-main event. “It was actually a decent night for us after how bad it started. Qualifying is so crucial especially when there are so many cars like tonight. That set us back but we made up for it as the night went on. I thought I was going to have a shot at winning that heat race but fell short by just a little bit. We moved forward and had a solid top ten performance. Hopefully we can carry this momentum onto tomorrow night at Sun Prairie.” Commented Thiel after the event.

Sunday night brought the team to the legendary Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI. Scotty and the team did pretty well at this track throughout the 2015 season and Scotty was ready to see what they could do. 29 cars were signed into sun prairie and Scotty would go out 12th in the qualifying order. After putting down a 12.648 lap time, that would place Thiel 8th quick on the night. He would end up starting the 10 lap heat race in the fourth position. The field took the green flag and charged into turn one. Scotty worked the low groove in turn one and would jump into the third position on lap one. He would charge forward but could not advance anymore spots after racing around the top side of the track for all ten laps. That finish would place Thiel to be in the redraw which would then place him to start in the 9th position. As the field prepared to take the green flag, the leader elected to go to the rear which moved the inside row forward and allowing Thiel to start in the 7th position. The field took the green and Scotty stormed around the bottom side of the track. He jumped up into the fourth position in the first two laps and continued to gain ground on the leaders. Several laps later he worked his way into the second position. Several cautions and red flags occurred throughout the 30 lap main event which would give Thiel the chance to gain some momentum on the restart. On lap 15, Scotty worked the low groove and would take the lead coming out of turn two. He stormed up to the top side of the track in turn three and never looked back. A caution came out on lap 21 and reset the field. Scotty brought the field back to green and continued his charge. He caught lap traffic on lap 25 but would continue his pace. Working the high groove he held the lead and would cross the finish line, scoring his first A-main win of the season! “Holy smokes man, I don’t even know how to put this into words”, exclaimed Thiel as he climbed down from the wing of his car after saluting the crowd in victory lane. “We’ve been fighting so many things this year and even last year we were fighting so many problems”, stated Thiel. “We’ve been running really good here, the last couple times and had a second and a third. I just said guys one of these times it got to be our turn for luck here. I can’t thank the guys enough that work on this team, Mike and my dad. Everyone that’s a part of it. They understand how much this racing means to me. This win isn’t just for me it’s for every single person involved on this team from my family, crew and our great marketing partners”, he said as the victory celebration began.

This feature win would mark Scotty’s second career IRA win and his 20th overall career A-main victory.

Next on tap for the #64 STM team is this coming Friday night as they travel to the Oshkosh Speedzone in Oshkosh, WI and follow that up with Sunday night at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, WI.

Keep up to date on all of Scotty’s upcoming events on www.scottythiel.com and also on the Scott Thiel Motorsports social media pages, www.facebook.com/ScottThielMotorsports.

Scott Thiel Motorsports would like to thank all of their great marketing partners for the 2016 racing season and encourages everyone to check out these fine companies! Please support the people who support racing!

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Bryant Ready for a Variety of Tracks This Weekend with ASCS Gulf South

Inside Line Promotions - THE WOODLANDS, Texas (May 23, 2016) - The beauty of dirt track racing is the variety of the size and shape of the tracks. For sprint car driver Tommy Bryant the challenge of the different driving styles it takes to tackle these conditions is exciting.

Bryant and his SawBlade.com sponsored Cooper Motorsports team will face unique race tracks this coming weekend during three nights of ASCS Gulf South Region competition in Texas.

"I'm looking forward to the variety of tracks we will compete on this weekend," he said. "We will go from a tiny short track at RPM Speedway to a fast half mile at Devil's Bowl to a unique quarter mile at Lone Star."

The action gets underway on Friday when the Griffith Truck & Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region will visit RPM Speedway in Crandall. The tour then heads to Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite on Saturday before wrapping up the weekend on Sunday at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore.

Bryant is fresh for the tripleheader after taking this past weekend off from racing to spend time with his family.

"I took my wife to a concert and spent time with the family," he said. "During the heart of the racing season a lot of family stuff gets put on hold so I want to take advantage of the opportunities when I can."

Bryant and his crew did work on the race car over the past week in preparation for the busy weekend.

"We did a couple of little things, but other than that we are ready to rock," he said.

Bryant is currently third in the ASCS Gulf South Region points standings and he ranks 12th in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour standings.

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 8 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas; Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas; and Sunday at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com.

"This weekend is a great opportunity for us to expose SawBlade to more people," Bryant said. "I'm sure they will have several promotions going on at the tracks and that all helps our race team tremendously."

Bryant would also like to thank Cooper Motorsports, Central Tube and Bar, Dissolvalloy, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Westside Truck and Trailer, Leo's Automotive and DRII Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Establishes Season-Best World of Outlaws Result during Gettysburg Clash

Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (May 23, 2016) - Trey Starks continued his strong performance inside the Jeff McCall owned sprint car last weekend in Central Pennsylvania, where the team faced the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and the vaunted Pennsylvania Posse.

Starks kicked off the busy week last Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown for the Gettysburg Clash, which he began by setting quick time during qualifying for the first time in his career during a World of Outlaws event. That lined Starks up on the pole for a heat race, in which a top-two finish would have locked him into the dash.

"We had a really good night going on Wednesday, but unfortunately it rained out," he said. "If all went right we would have been set up looking for a good spot in the dash."

Starks returned to the 3/8-mile oval on Thursday when the program started over from scratch. This time Starks timed in third quickest in his group, which lined him up on the outside of the front row for a heat race.

"We qualified good again," he said. "Unfortunately we missed the bottom going into turn one on the start of the heat race and lost a spot. That put us one position out of the dash."

Starks lined up on the outside of the fifth row for the main event.

"Toward the beginning of the race we were going really well," he said. "I think we were racing Joey Saldana for seventh. About the halfway point, I don't know if I stayed on the top too long or if the car started going away, we started to fade and we didn't get the finish we wanted."

Starks ended with a 15th-place result, which was his best World of Outlaws result this season.

He then ventured to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday for the first night of a doubleheader at the half-mile oval.

"It didn't start out as good," he said. "We didn't draw as well so we knew it'd be an uphill battle. We still salvaged a decent time in qualifying and then we had some intense battles in the heat race and the Last Chance Showdown with us losing the transfer spot in the closing laps of both races, which is really, really tough. It's a fun track, but it's really tough and technical so you can't make mistakes. In the heat I made a mistake where I was running on the track. In the Last Chance Showdown I got racing with a guy in front of me too hard and that let Jason Johnson get by us. I know where I made the mistakes and I know what I need to do the next time there."

Starks, who timed in 12th quickest in his group, placed sixth in a heat race and fifth in the Last Chance Showdown.

Saturday's event at Williams Grove Speedway rained out.

Starks is slated for another busy weekend starting this Friday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., where he will race for McCall during the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws. Starks will then catch a flight back to the West Coast so he can drive his family sprint car on Saturday and Sunday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., for the Marvin Smith Memorial.

"I think I have to be pretty focused this weekend with all the running around we'll have to do," he said. "I'm excited to get to Charlotte. With Jeff being from the Charlotte area it'd be good for us to get a good run there. Then we get to run back to one of my favorite tracks in Cottage Grove. We haven't run there this year yet. It's going to be an exciting weekend and a little interesting. We'll run on one coast on Friday and then all the way to the other coast on Saturday and Sunday."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 19 - Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 15 (10).

May 20 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 5 (6).

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 2 wins, 3 top fives, 4 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Saturday and Sunday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., for the Marvin Smith Memorial

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com. SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Blue Dot Fabrications

Blue Dot Fabrications is owned by Trey's uncle, Dean Starks, who fabricates various types of vehicles, including vintage cars and road race cars. Blue Dot Fabrications even built quarter midgets when Trey began racing. For more information, visit http://www.BlueDotFab.com.

"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 Starks Timber Processing, SpeedMart, King Racing Products and Masco Petroleum for their continued support.

 

 

Beierle Gets Valuable Seat Time during Debut at Badlands

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (May 23, 2016) - Andee Beierle took a break from her educational grind to strap into a 360ci sprint car for the first time in her racing career last Sunday when she debuted with BDM Motorsports at Badlands Motor Speedway.

"It was just good to put the helmet on and not have to worry about class assignments or anything other than the race car and track," said Beierle, who is double majoring in aerospace and chemical engineering. "It's great therapy … expensive, but it's a great mental cleansing."

Beierle, who opened the night by placing fifth in a heat race, rallied from her 20th starting position to garner a 13th-place finish in the feature during the season opener at the newly renovated track.

"For some reason it was a crash fest," she said. "After strapping in my car I bet I sat a good hour and a half. I know we had triple the yellow laps as we did green. I got valuable laps in my heat. That was the first time I've driven a 360 sprint. I used what I learned from the heat in the feature. I was happy to be back in a sprint car and load it up at the end of the night in one piece."

Beierle will return to action at the high-banked track this Sunday.

Also, Beierle and the BDM Motorsports team will continue their promotional appearances at O'Reilly Auto Parts throughout the summer.

"We had one last week and it was fun to get to promote SuperClean," she said. "It's a wonderful way to learn how to interact with a lot of different people and promote our race team, sponsors and sport. Everyone can keep up with where our race team will be and our promotional events on my Facebook page. I look forward to meeting many more fans."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 22 - Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Heat: 5 (6); Feature: 13 (20).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Sunday at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AndeeBeierleRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndeeBeierle

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Taco Johns Restaurant of Brandon, S.D.

"The owner is an incredible person and I'm very happy to have their support," Beierle said. "We got to bring our car out to the restaurant and meet people and get them interested in going to the races. It helps Taco Johns, our race team and the track … a win, win, win for everyone."

Beierle would also like to thank SuperClean, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Northern Coatings, Inc., Arienco Construction Inc., AB Auto Detail, Harmony Stables, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Liquid Nitro, Simpson Race Products and IETF for their continued support.

 

 

Forsberg Finds Redemption As He Scores Fifth Win Of Season

PETERSEN MEDIA- Losing a heartbreaker at the Petaluma Speedway one week ago, Andy Forsberg and his C&M Motorsports team came back strong on Saturday night as Forsberg had his elbows up on a heavy and fast Petaluma Speedway en route to his fifth win of the 2016 season.

“We had a really good car all night long, and had some good speed thanks to the guys,” Forsberg said. “They reworked the track during intermission and I thought it made for a great feature.”

Lining up in the second row of the feature event after timing in fourth fastest on Saturday night, Forsberg quickly got into the second spot as he set his sights on the early race leader, Bradley Terrell.

On the heavy and fast adobe served up by the Petaluma Speedway staff on this night, the Auburn, CA driver took a liking to it aboard his PitStopUSA/Autism Awareness/PT Shocks No. 7c machine. Surging to the lead on lap five, Forsberg would begin to set a torrid pace out front.

During a stretch that saw the race go 23-green flag laps consecutively, Forsberg spent much of the night in thick traffic, but his veteran savvy allowed him to carve through it masterfully.

Keeping his challengers at bay, Forsberg would lap up to eighth place as he turned a dominant performance to score his fifth win of the season with his C&M Motorsports team.

“It is great to come back and get a win for this team after losing one a week ago,” Forsberg added. “We have a big Civil War weekend coming up, so hopefully we can keep this going.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank PitStopUSA, Autism Awareness, Pacific Highway Rentals, PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, and Velocity Race Gear and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: The C&M Motorsports team will hook up with the Civil War Series this weekend as they will be at the Marysville Raceway on Saturday night and the Silver Dollar Speedway on Sunday night.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-11, Wins-4, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-9.

STAY CONNECTED: For at the track updates, follow Andy Forsberg on Twitter @AForsberg92.

 

 

Scelzi Set for Summer in Midwest and East Beginning This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (May 23, 2016) - Dominic Scelzi is about to embark upon one of his biggest dreams, which is to chase races across the Midwest and in the East throughout the summer.

Scelzi and his Roth Motorsports backed team will leave on Wednesday to head east to spend the next three months on the road. Scelzi is scheduled to stay on the road, tackling events with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and National Sprint League, through the 56th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, Aug. 10-13.

"I'm extremely excited and so thankful to be able to do this," he said. "I want to learn and be up to speed with the All Stars and the Outlaws with all these new tracks. I'm excited to go to Knoxville and Eldora and race at so many tracks and events that I've dreamed of since I was a kid. As a driver my goal is to make as many main events, if not all of them, as I can. I'd love to pick off a win in the Midwest. That'd be a huge accomplishment."

The competition begins this Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., with the MOWA Series.

"I've seen a lot of videos of that track and I honestly don't know what to expect," he said. "It looks like a small place that's so high banked and fast. It's unlike anything I've seen before. I've been talking to Danny Lasoski and some other guys about maybe some tricks I can learn before I go there. It's a good wake-up call and a good way to start our summer."

Scelzi will then venture to Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Ind., next Monday to race with the World of Outlaws.

"There isn't any place I've been to that looks like that track," he said. "As a driver I have to go in there and adapt quickly. Hopefully I can get ahold of the race track and get comfortable in hot laps to throw down a good qualifying time."

Scelzi has competed outside the West Coast only twice. He made his debut driving for George and Danny Lasoski last October when he placed eighth and third, respectively, with the National Sprint League at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. Scelzi also competed for the Lasoski's during the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., in November.

Scelzi was scheduled to race last Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series, but the Salute to LeRoy VanConett event was rained out.

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 6 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., with the MOWA Series and Monday, May 30, at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Ind., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - NAPA Auto Parts

NAPA has served auto service professionals, do-it-yourselfers and everyday drivers with quality parts and supplies to keep cars, trucks and equipment performing safely and efficiently for nearly a century. In the U.S., NAPA now includes more than 60 distribution centers, 15,000 NAPA AutoCare Centers and more than 6,000 independently-owned and company-owned stores. NAPA carries an extensive inventory of more than 400,000 parts for automotive and industrial applications. For more information, visit http://www.NAPAonline.com.

"Scelzi Enterprises has done business with NAPA Auto Parts for years," Scelzi said. "They supply the best products and support for our race team as well as Scelzi Enterprises. NAPA is known around the world for their products and we're thrilled to have a brand like NAPA supporting our team."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Fowler Packing, Panella Trucking, Carlucci Transport, Roth Motorsports, Scelzi Enterprises, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Todd Jorgensen, Red Line Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Blast Tech, G&J Truck Sales, K&N Filters, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Lincoln Auto Auction, Auto Meter and Allstar Performance for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Rebounds for Top 10 at Weedsport to Cap Weekend in Northeast

Inside Line Promotions - WEEDSPORT, N.Y. (May 23, 2016) - Jason Sides wrapped up his first weekend of the season in the Northeast with a top-10 finish on Sunday at Weedsport Speedway during the Empire State Challenge.

Sides kicked off the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event by qualifying 19th quickest. He then advanced from seventh to fifth place in a heat race to start the main event on the inside of the seventh row.

"I got up to ninth or 10th and I got a little greedy trying to get to the bottom off turn two," he said. "I caught the concrete barrier on the infield. It grabbed it, snatched it and turned it to a square. I wasn't sure what it was until I was coming down the front straightaway and it spun me around."

Sides went to the work area and had the left front tire replaced during the caution just before the midpoint of the race.

"We went back out and restarted 17th or 18th," he said. "I got back to 10th on the last lap. Once the track somewhat freed up, they had it so wet and choppy for qualifying, it got a lot better. It was really wide in turns one and two and then in turns three and four it was halfway up the track."

Sides used a last-lap pass to secure 10th place, which was his 12th top 10 of the season.

The trip to the Northeast began last Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., where rain dampened the program throughout the night before racing was eventually postponed until the following evening. Sides returned to the 3/8-mile oval on Thursday and he qualified 10th quickest in his group. He then maneuvered from fifth to third place in a heat race, which was good enough to start 12th in the Gettysburg Clash feature.

"I just didn't tighten up enough for the feature and we went straight to the back," he said. "They were all running through the middle and I tried staying around the bottom and it wasn't very good. We were too loose early and we started falling back pretty quick."

Sides was credited with a 22nd-place finish.

Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., hosted a doubleheader starting on Friday. Sides timed in 16th quickest during his group before he charged from eighth to fifth place during a heat race to lock into the 20th starting position for the main event.

"We didn't qualify real good," he said. "We made some changes to the car from the heat race and it was way better (for the feature). I got going pretty good late, the last 10 laps or so. When you look at the cars right there with us, Sammy Swindell, David Gravel, Stevie Smith, Brad Sweet, it was tough passing all night."

Sides posted a 17th-place finish.

Saturday's Morgan Cup rained out at Williams Grove Speedway.

Sides will return to action with the World of Outlaws on Tuesday at New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, N.J., for the Jersey Outlaw Classic before racing on Friday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown and next Monday at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Ind.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 19 - Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 22 (12).

May 20 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 5 (8); Feature: 17 (20).

May 22 - Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 10 (13).

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 2 wins, 2 top fives, 12 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, N.J., for the Jersey Outlaw Classic; Friday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown; and Monday at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Ind., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

LIVE AUDIO -

Keep up with Sides Motorsports via free, live audio from DIRTVision at every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event throughout the season. Select events also include live Pay-Per-View video. For more information, click http://www.DIRTVision.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Clean Seal, Inc.

Clean Seal, Inc. has supplied extruded rubber products to the transportation industry since 1978. The company, which is based in South Bend, Ind., is a full-line, full-service source for standard and custom-designed seals and gaskets. For more information, visit http://www.CleanSeal.com.

"Clean Seal came on board last year and we're excited to have them as part of our program," Sides said. "I want to say thanks to Bill Dawson and the entire team at Clean Seal. We look forward to future success together."

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

 

 

Bruce Jr. Prepared for GoMuddy.com NSL 360 NCRA/NSL Kansas Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (May 23, 2016) - Tony Bruce Jr. will return to action this weekend with the GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 NCRA/NSL Region, which is hosting a doubleheader in Kansas.

Bruce Jr. will pilot a sprint car for Danny King on Friday at Salina Speedway in Salina and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City.

"I enjoy the fact that there's a lot less pressure now," Bruce Jr. said. "It's more about going out and having fun."

Bruce Jr., who registered his first top five of the season in his most recent race, has a strong track record at both facilities. He has garnered a top-seven finish each of the past three seasons at Salina Speedway, including sixth-place results the last two years.

"It's relatively flat so it's definitely a tricky race track to get around," he said. "The straightaways are really long and the corners are really tight."

Bruce Jr. picked up results of eighth and 11th, respectively, earlier this season at 81 Speedway, where he won last year and has garnered four top-10 finishes in six races since 2014. He also hasn't finished outside the top 12 in any main event at 81 Speedway during the past four seasons.

"We've always had pretty good success there and I've won some races before," he said. "I'm always looking forward to going back there. I felt like we had a decent car and some decent runs in March the last time we were there. Plus, I always look forward to racing close to home."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan., and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., with the GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 NCRA/NSL Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wheeler Metals

Established in 1968, Wheeler Metals is a sheet metal business that offers a variety of products for professional and amateur builders. Wheeler Metals has three locations in Muskogee, Okla., Rogers, Ark., and Springfield, Mo. For more information, visit http://www.WheelerMetals.com.

"When I moved to the Tulsa area a few years back we built a brand new shop," Bruce Jr. said. "We always strive as a race team to find the best products for the situation and that was no different selecting the company to build our building. Wheeler Metals was the perfect fit for our needs. From 10x10 pole barns to 100x100 full metal buildings, they have it all. I challenge anyone to find a building company that will work the customers' needs like they do."

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

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Sweeps Plaza Park Raceway Event and Makes Midget Debut

Inside Line Promotions - VENTURA, Calif. (May 23, 2016) - Giovanni Scelzi enjoyed a dominating performance on Friday at Plaza Park Raceway, where he swept the night to score his second straight micro sprint victory.

"I feel like we've been good the last year and haven't had the good finishes," he said. "Now we haven't lost a race with this new motor yet so that's pretty cool."

Scelzi kicked off the night at the bullring in Visalia, Calif., by setting quick time during qualifying. He then charged from fourth to win a heat race. A six-car feature inversion lined Scelzi up on the outside of the third row for the 30-lap main event.

"On the first start I was in second and then they called the start back," he said. "Once we got going I got into third by the third lap. Me and Jake Hagopian both passed Jake Andreotti halfway through. There was a yellow with about nine laps to go. The track was slick to the wall so it was really wide. I passed for the lead, but another yellow came out with about five or six laps to go so that sent me back to second."

Scelzi slid Hagopian for the top spot in turns three and four on the restart and took the lead for good entering turn one. He led the closing laps for his second triumph of the season and first at Plaza Park Raceway.

Click on the link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/0cYzD263YME.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Ventura Raceway, where Scelzi made his midget debut driving for Cory Kruseman.

"In hot laps we had some motor trouble so we didn't get any laps," he said. "It was sputtering real bad. I didn't make very good laps in qualifying and we still had some motor problems so we didn't qualify well."

Scelzi qualified 27th quickest. However, he made up for it during the heat race when he powered from seventh to second place. That lined him up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

"We got to fifth and then we got spun out," he said. "There was a restart with about 10 laps to go and going into turn one with a few laps to go we got spun out. I went to the back and wasn't able to go anywhere after that."

He was credited with a 17th-place result.

Click on the link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/dTq0DDgPEbo.

Scelzi is scheduled to head to the Midwest this weekend to drive a micro sprint for Kyle Anderson on Friday and Saturday at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 20 - Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 1 (6).

May 21 - Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif. - Qualifying: 27; Heat race: 2 (7); Feature: 17 (7).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 2 wins, 7 top fives, 8 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gary-Scelzi-Motorsports/225890834113599

VIDEO -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Cory Kruseman's Sprint Car and Midget Driving School

Cory Kruseman's Sprint Car and Midget Driving School, which is based in Ventura, Calif., provides opportunities for up-and-coming drivers and fans to learn from professionals and turn laps in a race car on a dirt track. For more information, visit http://www.Kruseman.com.

"I'm grateful to have Cory's support," Scelzi said. "I went to his school for non-wing and felt comfortable before I hit the track for the first time."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Fowler Packing, Red Rose Transportation, Panella Trucking, Carlucci Transport, Roth Motorsports, Scelzi Enterprises, Metric Cycles Racing Engines, Panella Racing Engines, Schoenfeld Headers, Weld Wheels, FK Rod Ends, K&N Filters, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, MicroBlue Bearings, KW Suspensions, Worldwide Bearings, Sweet Blast Tech, Todd Jorgensen, G&J Truck Sales, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Red Fuel, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Southern Pacific Farms, Auto Meter and Allstar Performance for their continued support.

 

 

Patriot Sprint Tour Heads East for Weekend Doubleheader: Albany-Saratoga Speedway & Fonda Speedway

(Malta, NY) May 23, 2016- The Patriot Sprint Tour will visit the eastern side of New York State this Memorial Day weekend as the A-Verdi Storage Containers & M.E.M. American Tour rolls into the Albany Saratoga Speedway in Malta, NY and the Fonda Speedway in Fultonville, NY on May 27 & 28. This is the first time the series returns to the ‘Great Race Place’ since May of 2009, where Jason Barney scored the victory. The Fonda Speedway has never hosted a Patriot Sprint Tour sanctioned event at the historic half mile, but with new management under Pete Demitraszek, this will be the first of three visits the series makes to the track of champions this season. The series is also on the race card Saturday August 13, and Saturday, September 24. Steve Poirier, of St. Mathieu de Beloeil, QC, is the current point leader in the American Series standings after picking up the win at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park earlier this month on May 7. The series has not raced since due to conflicts with Mother Nature. Other drivers expecting to be in attendance this weekend are Jason Barney, Jared Zimbardi, Pete Richardson and Paulie Colagiovanni. Grandstand gates at Albany Saratoga Speedway will open at 5:00 with racing starting at 7:00. General admission is $14.00. Also racing on Friday are Big Block and Small Block Modifieds, Sportsman, Limited Sportsman and Street Stocks. Grandstand gates at the Fonda Speedway will open at 5:30 with racing at 7:30. In celebration of Memorial Day weekend, all Military Veterans will be admitted into the grandstands free. Also on the racing card that night will be Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro Stocks, Street Stocks and Rookie Sportsman. Both shows this weekend will be presented by A-Verdi Storage Containers of Savannah, NY. Come celebrate your holiday weekend with the best 360 Sprint Car drivers in the business. Please be sure to visit patriotsprinttour.com. ‘Like’ Patriot Sprint Tour on Facebook and follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter. The Patriot Sprint Tour is a 360 Sprint Car Series that visits facilities in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Ontario.

Extra Info: Albany Saratoga Speedway GPS Address: 2671 State Hwy 9 Ballston Spa, NY

Fonda Speedway GPS Address:

21 S Bridge St. Fonda, NY 12068

PST History:

Albany Saratoga Speedway

5/8/09 - Jason Barney

Fonda Speedway

First ever visit

 

 

KSE Racing Products Lead To Unique Pay Day

PETERSEN MEDIA: Over the weekend, a ton of drivers using KSE Racing Products were able to pick up wins, but only one of our winners was paid in silver bars for his efforts.

Checking in at the Badlands Speedway for the first race under the track’s new ownership, Mark Dobmeier had a great night that saw him pick up the big win. The unique event offered their payout in Silver bars, and Dobmeier would leave the track with nearly $30,000 worth of Silver. Dobmeier wasn’t just the only driver to have success with KSE Racing Products at Badlands, as Terry McCarl, Tim Kaeding, Justin Henderson, and Brad Loyet made it a Top-Five sweep.

Craig Dollansky and his TKS Motorsports team had a great showing at the Jackson Spring Nationals with the NSL, as the Elk River, MN driver dominated the 30-lap affair with his KSE Racing Products to score the big win, as Danny Lasoski made it an NSL sweep for KSE by way of his win at the Knoxville Raceway.

Donny Schatz had a nice trip to the Keystone state over the weekend as he picked up his first ever win a the Lincoln Speedway on Thursday night, before making a late race move on Sunday night to pick up the win at the Weedsport Speedway.

Danny Holtgraver won with the All Stars, Jonathan Cornell, Morgan Turpen, and Wayne Johnson all won with ASCS Regions, as Ryan Ruhl won at Hartford Motor Speedway, and Kevin Thomas Jr picked up a USAC National Sprint Car win and his second consecutive win at the Kokomo Speedway.

Brian Gerster completed a weekend sweep with the Must See Sprints as he was victorious at the Shady Bowl and the Spitzer Motor Speedway, as Shane Golobic and Andy Forsberg each grabbed wins in California.

In POWRi Midget action it was a Keith Kunz Motorsports Sweep. Friday night at the Macon Speedway Carson Macedo picked up his first ever midget win, and on Saturday night Spencer Bayston picked up his first ever win in the KKM stable.

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LARSON MARKS RACING SCORES TWO TOP-10 FINISHES WITH THE POSSE

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (MAY 23, 2016) - Over the course of the last four days, Larson Marks Racing competed three times in the Northeast against the Pennsylvania Posse. Shane Stewart finished 23rd on Thursday night at Lincoln Speedway, but rebounded for two toP-10 finishes on Friday and Sunday.

Thursday night at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottsotwn, Penn., Stewart entered the corner too high and flipped the car in his opening lap of qualifying. The Larson Marks team was able to pull down the backup car in time to start the heat race, where they climbed five spots to finish fifth. After starting 20th in the main event, Stewart slightly slipped back to a 23rd-place finish.

The following night at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Penn., the team timed in eighth in flight two of qualifying and gained two spots in the heat race to finish second and earn a spot in the night's dash. Stewart gained one position in the dash to earn the seventh starting spot for the feature event, where he earned a top 10 with an eighth-place finish. Unfortunately, Saturday's Morgan Cup was postponed to July due to rain.

At Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway on Sunday night, Stewart timed in ninth quickest and gained one spot in the heat race to finish second and earned a trip to the night's dash. The Bixby, Okla. native started sixth in the dash and was up to third when he lost a wheel after contact while racing for the second position.

Stewart started sixth for the main event and moved up to the outside front row when the two competitors in front of him spun in the first corner of the opening lap. While racing to hold onto the runner-up position, Stewart got a little high on the racetrack and slightly slipped over the edge, falling back to the sixth position. In the closing laps, Stewart gained back one spot to earn a fifth-place finish.

"Thursday night was a tough night for us," said Stewart. "Scotty, Andrew and Heath got to work and we were able to rebound to finish off the weekend with two top 10s. We're looking forward to getting to New Egypt Speedway tomorrow and Charlotte this weekend."

The Larson Marks Racing team will be back in action tomorrow night at New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway for the Jersey Outlaw Classic.

QUICK NOTES: TRACK: Lincoln Speedway DATE: May 19, 2016 QUALIFYING: 20th HEAT RACE: 5th DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A STARTING POSITION: 20th FEATURE FINISH: 23rd

TRACK: Williams Grove Speedway DATE: May 20, 2016 QUALIFYING FLIGHT 2: 8th HEAT RACE: 2nd DASH STARTING POSITION: 8th DASH FINISH: 7th STARTING POSITION: 7th FEATURE FINISH: 8th

TRACK: Weedsport Speedway DATE: May 22, 2016 QUALIFYING: 9th HEAT RACE: 2nd DASH STARTING POSITION: 6th DASH FINISH: 6th STARTING POSITION: 6th FEATURE FINISH: 5th

SEASON STATISTICS: STARTS: 35 WINS: 4 TOP-FIVES: 18 TOP-10s: 29 NEXT RACE: The Larson Marks Racing team will be back in action tomorrow night at New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway for the Jersey Outlaw Classic. SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing Twitter: @LarsonMarks Instagram: @LarsonMarks

 

 

BADGER MIDGET SERIES PRESS RELEASE

"Balog victory kickoffs 70th season at Angell Park Speedway”

By Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie, Wis., May 22---Billy Balog won “The 70th Opening Night at Angell Park Speedway” 20-lap Mid-State Equipment /Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Series feature, Sunday Night. The event kicked off the 80th year of sanctioning midget auto racing for the organization, oldest in the country. David Budres paced the initial lap before Brandon Waelti moved into the lead. Two laps later Waelti slowed brining out the caution, and retired with a broken oil line. Andy Baugh assumed the lead on the restart. Balog who flipped on the opening lap of the first heat race, started in fifteenth position, after a great effort by his team to repair the car. Balog passed eight cars on the opening lap. By the third lap Balog was running in fifth position. Balog passed Baugh for the event lead entering Turn 3 on the sixth lap. Once in the lead Balog pulled away from the field. Balog driving the RAB Racing owned Spike/Ford No. 57 finished 2.65 seconds ahead of Baugh, Kurt Mayhew, Derek Childs, and Ken Hanson. “The team did a remarkable job fixing the car fro the flip” coented Balog on his third career midget feature victory at the track. Andy Rein won the 15-lap Badger 600 Micro Series presented by My Race Pass feature leading the entire distance. Rein easily finished ahead of Tory Strauss, Zach Boden, Dylan Larson and Don Wickstrom. The “14th annual Theil Memorial” headlines the Sunday Night May 28 event at Angell Park Speedway, with four divisions racing: Badger Midgets, Badger Micros, Wisconsin Mini Sprint Series, and Wisconsin Vintage Racing Series /Vintage Racing of Illinois. SUMMARY 20-lap Feature: 1. Billy Balog; 2. Andy Baugh; 3. Kurt Mayhew; 4. Derek Childs; 5. Ken Hanson; 6. Randy Reed; 7. Jack Routson; 8. Mike Stroik; 9. Laura Smith; 10. Aaron Schuck; 11. Bryce Dunn; 12. Denny Smith; 13. Brandon Waelti; 14. David Budres; 15. Lamont Critchett; 16. Buddy Luebke. 8-lap Heat Race Winners: Waelti, Mayhew. Cars Present: 18 Feature Lap Leaders: Budres 1, Waelti 2-4, Baugh 5-6, Balog 7-20.

MICROS 15-lap Feature: 1. Andy Rein; 2. Tory Strauss; 3. Zach Boden; 4. Dylan Larson; 5. Don Wickstrom; 6. Jack Vanderboom; 7. Norm Ehrke; 8. Dave Collins; 9. Zach Rein; 10. Chad Bogar; 11. Brian Haugland. 8-lap Heat Race Winners: A. Rein, Ehrke. Cars Present: 12 Feature Lap Leaders: Rein 1-15.

 

 

HARLI’S HEADING DOWN UNDER

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

May 20, 2016

Oklahoma lady Sprintcar racer Harli White will head to Australia this summer to compete in selected USC events at Valvoline Raceway Sydney with the possibility of USC QLD and USC SA events as well.

The promotable hard charging ASCS 360ci racer from Lindsay Oklahoma will hook up with Sydney car owner and Motoradco proprietor Paul Stirton to wheel the #10 A-One Charge Air Coolers Maxim from early December.

Now in her eighth year of competition since she began racing Micro Sprints White will race a 410ci Sprintcar for the first time upon belting into the #10.

“I think she’ll adapt very quickly,” says Stirton, “she’s already racing very well in the tough ASCS series in the States, “we’ll get her in for some pre Christmas racing at Valvoline Raceway in readiness for the international series. She’ll have had plenty of laps by that time.”

Stirton is also planning some interstate travel with White.

“We haven’t finalized our scheduled yet,” Paul explains, “but I’m hoping we can take in some racing at Toowoomba and Murray Bridge, and maybe even Warrnambool.”

Understandably White herself is thrilled with the prospect of racing in Australia.

“I was super pumped to hear about the idea when it first came up,” she said. “This whole thing is pretty amazing. It’s always a dream for sprint car racers to go over there and race. The family and team I’ll be racing for are super good people. I’ve had some fans from Australia already. To be able to meet them and make new fans will be awesome as well. I’m honored and blessed to be a part of something like this.”

The team is building two new racecars for the six-week trip and working on graphics, which will incorporate some of White’s sponsors in the United States.

With Adrian Maher retiring from the driving seat of the Motoradco #10 entry this past season the timing was right for the Stirton family to take Harli on.

“They’ve been following me through my career and their past driver just retired,” she said. “They were looking for a new driver and I guess my name has been on their list. One of the team guys is coming in June to spend a couple of weeks racing with us. Everyone at Harli White Racing is ecstatic for this opportunity.”

Valvoline Raceway Managing Director Steven Green is pleased that Parramatta will be Harli’s Australian home base.

“We’re excited that Harli’s coming to race with us,” says Green, “Paul Stirton and his team are investing heavily in her inventory and we can all see the publicity potential of her racing in Australia. She’s a great story and a very courageous young woman. The fans here will really love her I’m sure.”

More information on Harli’s schedule, her corporate sponsors, her public appearances, merchandise and publicity will follow soon.

 

 

DAVE BLANEY HOT LAPS AT WEEDSPORT SPEEDWAY,

OPTS TO WAIT FOR COMPLETE COMEBACK

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. (May 22, 2016) -- Dave Blaney and the Motter Equipment Mohawk Northeast Beltline Body Shop 71M team were back at Weedsport Speedway tonight with the World of Outlaws for the Empire State Challenge. The Speedway, purchased by Blaney’s friend and 71M sponsor Al Heinke in 2014, has undergone a complete makeover.

As team owner Dan Motter stated, “This track is world class. Al has done a tremendous job taking into consideration, not only the racers’ needs, but he has incorporated all the creature comforts to give the fans an optimum experience.”

It was the first time ever that the World of Outlaws had raced under all LED lighting, another cutting edge feature at Weedsport.

After hot lapping in warm-ups, Blaney was not as comfortable in the car as he felt he needed to be to give a 100 percent effort against the Outlaws.

“It was great to see the improvements that Al (Heinke) has made at Weedsport,” said Blaney. “It is a great facility and really fast. The existing track record from last year was lowered by more than one second tonight.

“You pretty much just have to get in the car under race conditions to determine if you are prepared to return and with the speeds and the level of competition here tonight, I don’t think we are 100 percent ready. These things take time. Mentally I am ready to get back out and mix it up but you have to be patient. So we will wait.

“Thanks to all our fans for their understanding and all the words of encouragement we continue to receive.”

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: NASCAR DRIVER KASEY KAHNE TO COMPETE AT OHSWEKEN JULY 25 & 26

by Tommy Goudge (May 22, 2016) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce that NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne will compete in two events at the track this season.

Kahne will compete in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division at the Burger Barn Northern Crate Nationals on Monday, July 25, and in the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Tuesday, July 26.

The 36 year old Enumclaw, Washington native has 17 NASCAR Sprint Cup series wins on his resume. Kahne’s career began on dirt tracks in the Pacific Northwest, and he has never forgotten his roots. Following success in Sprint Cars and Midgets - including a USAC National Midget series championship in 2000 - Kahne made his debut in what was then called the NASCAR Nextel Cup series in 2004. He stays involved with dirt track racing through his ownership of Kasey Kahne Racing, which fields World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car series entries for Daryn Pittman and Brad Sweet.

“Ohsweken always does a great job promoting their races and I am looking forward to being a part of their event in July,” said Kahne. “It’ll be fun to race with Brad and Daryn and all the Outlaws.”

The “Greatest Show on Dirt” returns to Ohsweken on Tuesday, July 26 when the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series will contest the 10th Annual Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown, joined by DIRTcar 358 Modifieds in their only Ohsweken visit of the season, and HRW Automotive Mini Stock Twin 15’s.

Formerly known as the Northern Summer Nationals, the revamped Burger Barn Northern Crate Nationals on Monday, July 25 will feature the first ever visit of the Race of Champions (RoC) Sportsman Tour Modifieds to Ohsweken, plus the Go Nuclear! Late Model series, Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, and Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks. The event will also include a crate engine giveaway; Anyone in any division racing at Ohsweken with a crate engine in their car that night will be eligible for the draw.

TICKETS PLEASE! *PLEASE NOTE: Ticket prices for the Burger Barn Northern Crate Nationals will increase by $5 as of June 1, 2016. Call or go online NOW to get your tickets! Reserve your seats now for the Burger Barn Northern Crate Nationals, Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, and 12th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend. Call 519 717-0023 or visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information about Special Event Tickets, Gift Certificates, Season Tickets, Parking Passes, Pit Passes, Memberships, and more.

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. ‎ Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com‎ Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

BROWN BROTHERS SWEEP SPRINT CAR RACING WEEKEND
INCREDIBLE FEELING FOR BRANTFORD'S JAKE BROWN AT OHSWEKEN, MITCH BROWN WINS AT BRIGHTON

Mitch and Jake Brown have been as close as brothers can possible be while growing up in Brantford, with the older sibling Mitch enjoying most of the limelight stemming from his success in 360 Sprint Car racing.

Jake Brown followed Mitch into the oval track sport in 2010 and this year moved up to join his brother in the 360 Sprint Car ranks with the hopes of placing well in this winged open-wheel division and perhaps even winning a race or two.

Well, he certainly didn't wait long to realize his dream by capturing his first career 360 Sprint Car win in his first career start in the feature event A-Main Friday night at Ohsweken Speedway.

“It’s an incredible feeling,” the younger Brown said following the victory. “I feel like I’ve done something very few people can say they’ve done in winning my first ever 360 start. I know he’s watching up there,” he added in Victory Lane, referring to his late grandfather Harold Brown whose old Supermodified car number "1-10" and nickname "Little Ben" he carries on his race car.

Jake started fourth in the 20-lap chase, moved quickly into second passing last year's "Rookie of the Year" Ryan Turner and moved up to second behind pole sitter Dylan Westbrook after Justin Martin lost an engine.

Following a couple of restarts brother Mitch moved into third with defending champion Glenn Styres hot the heels of the leaders. Mitch passed his brother with three laps to go but he and leader Westbrook made contact causing both drivers to spin on the low side of the track.

Jake narrowly missed contact with the spinning leaders, but kept the car under power to assume the point position. The yellow flag set up a green-white-checkered finish where Jake was flawless on the restart to hold off Dane Lorenc and Ryan Turner for the victory.

Mitch recovered to finish eighth after restarting at the back of the field.

On Saturday night both drivers headed east to Brighton Speedway for the opening of the Southern Ontario Sprints season where Mitch Brown began a successful start in defence of his series championship title by leading all 25 laps to victory on the 1/3rd-mile oval.

It was the veteran competitor's third straight year that he has started the SOS season with a win and marked his seventh career feature win in the travelling series.

Jake Brown finished 12th in his first ever start at the Northumberland County track on the shores of Lake Ontario.

Both brothers will be back in action Friday, May 27th at Ohsweken Speedway.

Mitch Brown Racing is pleased to have Haldex, Strodes BBQ & Deli, Strodes Express, Hill's Tires and Gas, Leitch Performance Engines, APC, Brown Auto Service, Brown Auto Sales, WIX Filters, Bicknell Racing Products, Image Factor, On Dirt Racing News, Brochures etc., Hepner Racing Products, Klotz Canada, Hoosier Tires, Letter-Rip Race Graphics, Auto Refinishers Canada, DJ Delivery, Green Racing, Competition Suspensions Inc. and Maxim Racing Inc. as members of their Sponsorship and Marketing Team

 

 

Tickets on sale for World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to Jackson Motorplex on June 24

JACKSON, Minn. — May 21, 2016 — Tickets are now on sale for Mayhem at the Motorplex, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and FVP National Sprint League at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota, on Friday, June 24 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

In the World of Outlaws last visit to Jackson Motorplex in 2014, Joey Saldana was victorious. Saldana held off seven-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz for the win in that 30-lap race. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has contested nine A-Feature events at Jackson Motorplex over years, with six drivers picking up wins. Steve Kinser and Schatz are the only drivers with multiple wins at the venue.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series raced for the first time at Jackson in 1987, with Bobby Davis Jr. picking up the win. In 1988, three-time series champion, Sammy Swindell, and Kinser, split a pair of features at the half-time.

Battling Schatz and Saldana in 2016 is a talented group of full-time competitors, including current series point leader Brad Sweet, his Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Daryn Pittman, who is a former winner at Jackson, Shane Stewart, who drives for Larson Marks Racing, co-owned by NASCAR driver Kyle Larson, veteran drivers Jason Sides and Paul McMahan, as well as up-and-coming young drivers David Gravel, Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen, along with sophomore driver Jason Johnson and rookie contenders Greg Wilson from Ohio and Clyde Knipp from Missouri.

Tickets for Mayhem at the Motorplex, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and FVP National Sprint League at the Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota, on Friday, June 24 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Discount General Admission tickets are also available for purchase at O’Reilly Auto Parts stores. Each General Admission ticket purchased at an O’Reilly Auto Parts location will feature a special $5 discount. Tickets buyers will exchange their O’Reilly receipt for tickets at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

For more information on tickets, visit slspromotions.ticketforce.com.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

RAIN PLAGUES NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY AGAIN; ALL STAR SPRINTS & SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODELS NEXT ON THE SCHEDULE

Orrville, Ohio Saturday, May 21, 2016 By Mike Swanger

For the second week in a row, overnight and pre dawn showers that continued until noon and with the forecast for more scattered showers throughout the day, promoters Jason and Kristin Flory cancelled the evenings races. At this time both the Rick’s Truck and Equipment Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) and the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association (OVSCA) scheduled to be in action, will not be rescheduled. The OVSCA will be back to NAPA WCS on Saturday June 4th while the BOSS Wingless Sprints have a Saturday August 13th date. Next Saturday, May 28th will see Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Sprints back to NAPA Wayne County Speedway for the second time this season for another $5,000 to win feature. Wooster’s Jac Haudenschild swept the action back on April 16th while son Sheldon has won two in a row with wins coming at Lernerville Pa. and Lincoln Speedway in Illinois the past two weekends. The Sweeney Rush Late Model Tour will also take on the 3/8 mile oval with a $1,500 to win feature that will also be the second ‘Summer Series’ race for the Kar Connection Rush Late Models at NAPA WCS this year. Eric Wilson won the 1st ‘Summer Series’ race as he and 2015 track champion Charlie Duncan, Ryan Markham and Justin Chance and others will try to stop Max Blair’s dominating hold of the series as he won both Sweeney Rush Late Model races last season at ‘Orrville’s Historic Track’. The highly competitive Action Auto Body Super Stocks will be on the racing card as Tyler Thompson has posted two wins so far this season as Gary Hensel Jr. and Tyler Nicely each has a second place finish in the two races that have been run. Go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com for more information and at Facebook/Wayne County Speedway

 

 

Third Generation Drivers Make Mark in Hoosier Hundred at Indiana State Fairgrounds

By Jay Hardin Track Enterprises Staff

(May 18, 2016)-Indianapolis, IN-A historic racing venue in existence for 113 years and a historic motor race held on the same facility for the last 63 years are bound to produce competitors with family ties. Such is the case for the Hoosier Hundred held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds as third generation racing drivers are beginning to make names for themselves in a series whose ancestry dates back to the very beginning of motor sports, the USAC Silver Crown Series.

The long-wheelbase championship dirt cars of the Silver Crown Series have a heritage that dates back to the earliest times of national championship racing and the open cockpit, single seat front-engine cars once were the featured attraction at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Given a separate series from the national championship in 1971 the cars quickly gained their own identity with second generation drivers like Gary Bettenhausen and Pancho Carter becoming champions in the Silver Crown machines.

Looking at the record books it appears that the first third-generation driver (whose grandfather made at least one championship start) to appear in a Hoosier Hundred was the grandson of two-time Indy 500 winner Bill Vukovich. Young Billy III, whose dad Bill Jr. was a series regular, made the September 100-miler and finished 27th driving for legendary chief wrench A.J. Watson. Ironically nearly four months prior Billy had become the first third-generation driver to start in the Indianapolis 500. However, grandfather Bill never made a championship start on the Indiana State Fair mile prior to his 1955 Indy 500 accident.

So, who was the first third generation driver to make a Hoosier Hundred lineup whose grandfather also started the historic event? Well, on September 28, 2001 the grandson of six-time Hoosier Hundred winner A.J. Foyt, A.J. IV started the night 19th in his grandpa’s famous number 14 and finished the race in 28th.

May of 2002 saw the second grandson of a Hoosier Hundred starter, Dane Carter, grandson of Duane Carter (10th in 1953) and son of Pancho Carter (1977 winner) started 30th and finished 20th. Brother Cole would follow suit in 2006.

2014 saw two famous name third generation pilots on the entry list, Jarrett Andretti joined dad John as Hoosier Hundred starters, while uncle Mario won the race twice grandpa Aldo never made the starting field. Joe Ligouri’s grandpa Ralph is perhaps best remembered for a second place run behind Al Unser in 1970. Last year Austin Nemire joined grandpa Jerry and grandfather-grandson starters in the legendary Hoosier Hundred.

Nemire and Ligouri are expected to return along with 30 other pilots in the 2016 Hoosier Hundred set for May 26 on the “Track of Champions” at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

 

 

May 21 Racing Cancelled at Mercer Raceway Park; BOSS Sprints and Truck and Tractor Pulls Coming Soon

(Mercer, PA May 21, 2016): A cold and steady rain settled in over Mercer Raceway Park during the night and continued throughout the day, leading to the fourth consecutive cancellation of racing. The Rick's Truck & Equipment Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series heads to the speedway on May 28, along with several other classes. Racing will start at 5:30, using the new, two-tiered approach. Then, Sunday May 29, fans will experience the sound and fury of the All American Spring Nationals! It will be the opening event for the Truck and Tractor Pulling enthusiasts. The Full Pull Production will be presented by Ritenour Equipment Co., of Butler.
Please note that the Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints, the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites, and the Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks have been added to the May 28 program. With the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, and Precise Racing Products Open Stocks already on the card, fans will get to see seven divisions in action, weather permitting, of course. Racing will start at 5:30, with the Junior Sprints, Mini Stocks, and Modified Lites kicking things off. The BOSS Sprints and the remaining classes will begin at 7 p.m.
The pit gates will open at 4, and spectator gates at 4:30.
The adult tickets will be just $15 for this action-packed event. Seniors (60+) will be admitted for $13, and students (9-15) for $7. Children (8 and under) will be free. The Family Pass will be $32, which is quite the bargain for two adults and up to four minors of any age. The Pit Passes will be $30.

Remember that you can get alerts regarding the cancellation of any racing event at Mercer Raceway Park sent directly to your smartphone or other electronic device. To register, please go to the track's website, www.mercerracewaypark.com, click on the icon for RainedOut.com, and follow the easy steps.

Marketing partners of Mercer Raceway Park include Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Mercer Hardware, Schaeffer's Specialized Lubricants, Scheidemantle Motors, Greenhill Farms Equipment, Inc., the Normandy Banquet Center of Hickory VFW Post 6166, Flynn's Tire & Auto Service, Pizza Joe's, Sharon Auto Wrecking, Inc., AMSOIL, Noga Ambulance Service, Inc., Pyrotechnico, Watson's, Inc., Big Dog Indoor Racing & Hobby, Ritenour Equipment Co., Herr's Foods, the American Cancer Society, Sunburst Environmental, and Lias Tires.

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.

 

 

Placerville Speedway forced to cancel Saturday May 21 event

Placerville Speedway Banner Placerville, CA (May 20)...Due to heavy rainfall and an unfavorable weekend forecast, Placerville Speedway has been forced to cancel Saturday night's Red Hawk Casino Championship Series race. "Unfortunately, with the amount of rain we've received, the amount of rain we are expecting, and the cold temperatures in the forecast, we feel it is best to call the event now and allow people to make other plans for the evening ", track promoter Scott Russell said. "The last thing we want to do is cancel events. But, obviously we can't control mother nature." In addition to the race being canceled, the "Fan Appreciation Day" Car Show scheduled for Saturday afternoon at the Thompson Buick/GMC location on Placerville Drive has been rescheduled to coincide with the June 25th Placerville Posse race date. Action at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds resumes June 4, after a hiatus next weekend in observance of Memorial weekend. Round 8 will feature a four division program consisting of the Thompson's Auto Group 360 Sprint Cars, Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models, Jay's Mobile Welding and Fabricating Pure Stocks, as well as the fourth appearance of the year for the BCRA Midget Lites. Pit gates will open at 2PM with the front gates opening at 3PM. Racing begins at 7PM. Join the over 7500 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can interact with fellow fans, drivers, and staff. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter for schedule updates and more by following us @pvillespeedway. In addition, Placerville Speedway is now on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway. Placerville Speedway is located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds at 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. The racing facility is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592.

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through May 19

IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 507; 2. Michelle Mel­ton, Flower Mound, Texas, 478; 3. Chase Parson, Abilene, Texas, 445; 4. Marcus Thomas, Cor­sicana, Texas, 434; 5. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 426; 6. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 405; 7. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 356; 8. Raven Culp, Mesquite, Texas, 352; 9. Bryan De­brick, Irving, Texas, 345; 10. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 342; 11. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 336; 12. Weston Gorham, Colleyville, Texas, 324; 13. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 323; 14. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 320; 15. Dalton Stevens, Scurry, Texas, 298; 16. Payton Williams, North Richland Hills, Texas, 297; 17. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., 294; 18. Nicholas Littlejohn, Weatherford, Texas, 293; 19. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, 291; 20. Mark Klis, Waxahachie, Texas, 287.

Allstar Performance State Point Standings

California ­– 1. Blake Robertson, Visalia, Calif., 150; 2. Zane Blanchard, Hanford, Calif., 146; 3. Mike Schott, Tulare, Calif., 128; 4. Scott Meisner, Fresno, Calif., 124; 5. Cole Danell, Visalia, Ca­lif., 123; 6. Tanner Boul, Auberry, Calif., 114; 7. Vaughn Schott, Tipton, Calif., and Jared Faria, Tipton, Calif., both 113; 9. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 108; 10. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., 104.

Colorado ­– 1. Zac Taylor, Green River, Wyo., 40; 2. Mark Walinder, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 39; 3. Adam Trimble, Pueblo, Colo., 37; 4. Austin Mclean, Loveland, Colo., 36; 5. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 35; 6. Mike Taylor, Colorado Springs, Colo., 34; 7. Brian Hardman, Golden, Colo., 33; 8. Justin Wolf Medlock, Colorado Springs, Colo., 32; 9. Kevin W. Schramek, Fountain, Colo., 31; 10. Mark Bensenberg, Calhan, Colo., 30.

Indiana ­– 1. Ethan Fleetwood, Smithville, Ind., 114; 2. Kendall Ruble, Vincennes, Ind., 111; 3. Jared Fox, Bloomington, Ind., 108; 4. Sondi Eden, Crawfordsville, Ind., 105; 5. Tony Anderson, Bloomington, Ind., 104; 6. Luke Bland, Bloom­ington, Ind., 101; 7. James Dugan, Franklin, Ind., 96; 8. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 74; 9. Brian Gerster, Fishers, Ind., 72; 10. Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind.

Iowa ­– 1. Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, 152; 2. Mike Houseman Jr., Des Moines, Iowa, 143; 3. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., and Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa, both 138; 5. Matt Moro, Polk City, Iowa, 136; 6. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 134; 7. Nathan Mills, Bondu­rant, Iowa, 126; 8. Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 119; 9. Mike Dapra, Knoxville, Iowa, 105; 10. Ben Woods, Newton, Iowa, 103.

Kansas – 1. Luke Cranston, Holcomb, Kan., 77; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., and Zac Taylor, Green River, Wyo., both 75; 4. Steven Richardson, Manhattan, Kan., Lance Davis, Sublette, Kan., Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., and Jeff Radcliffe, Hill City, Kan., each 72; 8. Brian Herbert, Dodge City, Kan., 70; 9. C.J. Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 69; 10. Ryan Ellinger, Thornton, Colo., 65.

Louisiana ­– 1. Joshua McCord, Bossier City, La., 128; 2. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., 126; 3. Thomas Johnson Jr., Deridder, La., 117; 4. Koty Adams, Doyline, La., 114; 5. Ty Johnson, Eunice, La., 113; 6. Tommy Johnson, Deridder, La., 109; 7. Todd Bliss, Baton Rouge, La., 95; 8. Ian Looper, Marshall, Texas, 94; 9. Asa Williamson, Pineville, La., 91; 10. Jerry Butch David, Geis­mar, La., 66.

Minnesota – 1. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 40; 2. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 39; 3. Trevor Mell, Har­wood, N.D., 38; 4. Dwain Wilmes, Kasota, Minn., 37; 5. Nate Eakin, Arnolds Park, Iowa, 36; 6. Jesse Cripe, South Haven, Minn., 35; 7. Victoria Knutson, Monticello, Minn., 34; 8. Ron Guentzel, St. Peter, Minn., 33; 9. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 32; 10. Jeremy Schultz, Hutchinson, Minn., 31.

Nebraska ­– 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 216; 2. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 204; 3. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 203; 4. Terry Richards, Denton, Neb., 195; 5. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 185; 6. Shayle Bade, Lincoln, Neb., 173; 7. Trevor Grossenbacher, Hickman, Neb., 171; 8. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 170; 9. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 160; 10. Nathan Weiler, Omaha, Neb., 157.

New Jersey ­– 1. Kevin Nagy, Wind Gap, Pa., 79; 2. Mark Bitner, Trenton, N.J., 74; 3. Robert DeVault Jr., Pilesgrove, N.J., 70; 4. Mike Haggenbottom, Levittown, Pa., 66; 5. Stefanie Palmai, Ringoes, N.J., 66; 6. Chris Allen, Wrightstown, N.J., and Kyle Purks, Warminster, Pa., both 63; 8. Eddie Wagner, Newfield, N.J., Tim S. Tanner Jr., Doylestown, Pa., and Joe Kay, Pipersville, Pa., each 58.

North Carolina – 1. Scott Lawrence, Concord, N.C., 111; 2. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 108; 3. Tim Perry, Mooresville, N.C., 104; 4. Chaz Woodward, Statesville, N.C., 98; 5. Tom Hum­phries, Waynesboro, Va., 80; 6. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 74; 7. Brian S. Lawson, Orange, Va., 71; 8. Gregory Smyre II, Hickory, N.C., 70; 9. Bobby Courtwright, Evans, Ga., 68; 10. Duane Moore, Reevesville, S.C., 63.

Ohio – 1. Mike Downs, Chillicothe, Ohio, 68; 2. Jeff Taylor, Cherry Hill, N.J., 37; 3. Jay Dunaway, Oak Hill, Ohio, 35; 4. James Lewis, Waverly, Ohio, 33; 5. John Bott, Wallace, W.V., 32; 6. Andy Hill, Frankfort, Ohio, 31.

Oklahoma – 1. Joe Wood Jr., Newcastle, Okla., 78; 2. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., and Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., both 76; 4. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 70; 5. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 67; 6. Brandon Long, Iowa Park, Texas, and Sterling Hoff, Wichita Falls, Texas, both 63; 8. Shayla Waddell, Moore, Okla., 62; 9. Gary Kelley, Lone Grove, Okla., 61; 10. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 60.

Pennsylvania ­– 1. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 229; 2. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 227; 3. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 189; 4. Kyle Ganoe, Thompson­town, Pa., 186; 5. An­drew Hake, Manches­ter, Pa., 165; 6. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 162; 7. Mark Watkins, McConnells­burg, Pa., 144; 8. Scott Ellerman, Landisburg, Pa., 141; 9. Dale Schweikart, Linden, Pa., 138; 10. Cody Hackenberry, Mifflintown, Pa., 135.

Texas – 1. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 474; 2. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 446; 3. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 434; 4. Chase Parson, Abilene, Texas, 415; 5. John Rick­etts, Burleson, Texas, 405; 6. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 356; 7. Raven Culp, Mesquite, Texas, 352; 8. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 350; 9. Bryan Debrick, Irving, Texas, 345; 10. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 336.

Virginia ­– 1. Anthony Linkenhoker, Louisa, Va., 185; 2. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 183; 3. An­thony Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 165; 4. Joshua Perreault, Madison, Va., 160; 5. Glenn Worrell, Powhatan, Va., 145; 6. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 138; 7. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 102; 8. French H. Grimes, Madison, Va., 99; 9. Brian S. Lawson, Orange, Va., 75; 10. Troy Severin, Ashland, Va., 73.

 

 

MSCS RETURNS TO ACTION ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

BACK TO BACK SPECIAL EVENTS

Haubstadt, IN - May 19, 2016 - The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will be racing two times during the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend holiday. Racing gets underway on Saturday evening May 28th at the Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, IN. Action will continue Sunday night May 29th at the Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN. It is the first of four weekends scheduled for this season that offers back to back MSCS non-wing sprint car races. The timing is perfect for those planning a holiday centered around dirt track racing.

Like purses for both nights pay $2,500 to win and $200 to start. This will also be the first two opportunities for MSCS to conduct a racing program with the new format adopted for use in 2016. Passing points will not be used. Drivers competing in each heat race will transfer to the A or B based on their respective finishes. The heat races will be lined up using the results from group qualifying. Then an inversion of the top qualifiers will challenge the drivers and promote passing for spectators to enjoy.

Saturday night the MSCS Sprints will be racing in Putnamville for the first time this season. April’s scheduled appearance at Lincoln Park Speedway for the series was rained out. The grandstands will open at 4:30 P.M. with hot laps and qualifying at 6 P.M. Racing begins at 7 P.M. Eastern Time.

Sunday night MSCS will be featured in the “Memorial Weekend Classic” at Tri-State Speedway. Hot laps and qualifying are at 6:30 and racing will follow at 7:30 P.M. This track is located in the Central Time zone.

Last year’s events at both tracks were certainly memorable. Thomas Meseraull mesmerized a strong field of challengers at Lincoln Park Speedway. Brady Short edged Kyle Cummins Sunday night at Tri-State in a side by side finish.

Last season Carson Short led the MSCS points heading into Memorial Day Weekend. He would finish as the runner-up to Brady Short in 2015. This season he is challenging for the championship once again! He is currently tied with Kyle Cummins in the 2016 standings, however Cummins has the official nod as the leader. The MSCS tie-breaker system favors Cummins based on the number of higher feature finishes.

C.J. Leary, Robert Ballou, Dakota Jackson, Brady Short, James Lyerla, Matt Goodnight, Max McGhee, and Brandon Morin make up the remainder of the top ten in MSCS points. Nevil Algie is eleventh and he leads the declared rookies in points. With 140 points available over the weekend those positions are all subject to change. Sprint car racing and great dirt track racing are synonymous. MSCS drivers strive to make it happen at each and every sanctioned event!

Provided as News and Information for the Midwest Sprint Car Series.

 

 

DCRP Title Chases Up for Grabs

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 20, 2016) – Up for grabs. It’s the only way to describe the 2016 Dodge City Raceway Park championship chases with the initial four nights of the season in the books.

With ties for the lead in two divisions, the only current lead exceeding single digits is Michael Pepper’s 13-point Stock Car advantage.

The points could shake out some on Saturday night as action continues at 7:30 p.m. with a full card of Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Leading the way into the night are Taylor Velasquez in DCRP Sprint Cars, Cody Gearhart in IMCA Modifieds and Michael Pepper in IMCA Stock Cars with Brian May and Kevin Tabor tied for the lead in IMCA Sport Modifieds and Cody Davis and Matt O’Hair deadlocked atop the IMCA Hobby Stock point charts.

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

The Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars get back it for the first time April 23 when Koby Walters became the third different winner in as many events this year and seventh consecutive different winner dating back to June of last year.

Winner of last year’s season finale, Taylor Velasquez holds a six-point edge over Tyler Knight with only 19 points separating the top five.

Feature Winners: Brian Herbert 1, C.J. Johnson 1, Koby Walters 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Taylor Velasquez (Turpin, OK) 418, 2. Tyler Knight (Spearville, KS) 412, 3. Luke Cranston (Ness City, KS) 409, 4. Brian Herbert (Dodge City, KS) 408, 5. Mike Peters (Wichita, KS) 399, 6. Tracey Hill (Liberal, KS) 372, 7. Koby Walters (Liberal, KS) 370, 8. Steven Richardson (Liberal, KS) 348, 9. (tie) Kris Moore (Dodge City, KS) and Jordan Knight (Wright, KS) 326.

IMCA Modifieds:

Just as in the Sprint Car ranks, a Turpin, OK, driver leads the way into the weekend with Cody Gearhart a single point ahead of Nick Link with Ryan Heger just 16 points of the lead pace.

Cole Traugott has taken two of the last three feature wins.

Feature Winners: Cole Traugott 2, Cody Gearhart 1, William Nusser 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Cody Gearhart (Turpin, OK) 523, 2. Nick Link (Rolla, KS) 522, 3. Ryan Heger (Hugoton, KS) 507, 4. Kale Beavers (Pierceville, KS) 487, 5. Kevin Gray (Ulysses, KS) 485, 6. Jack Kirchoff (Garden City, KS) 481, 7. Joel Lane (Ulysses, KS) 475, 8. William Nusser (Larned, KS) 463, 9. Trent Gray (Ulysses, KS) 462, 10. Mike Lunow (Dodge City, KS) 452.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

After winning two of the first three events, heat race problems for Jeff Kaup last time out opened up the chase for Sport Mod honors.

Kevin Tabor and Brian May are knotted atop the point charts with Kaup now 22 points off the lead pace as he guns for a fourth consecutive track championship.

Feature Winners: Jeff Kaup 2, Daren Hacker 1, Dakota Sproul 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. (tie) Kevin Tabor (Dodge City, KS) and Brian May (Spearville, KS) 538, 3. Jeff Kaup (Woodward, OK) 516, 4. Kyle Wiens (Newton, KS) 501, 5. Adam Stenzel (Hays, KS) 491, 6. Mike Appel (Dodge City, KS) 475, 7. Alex Wiens (Newton, KS) 462, 8. Tanner Brunson (Minneola, KS) 415, 9. (tie) Bart Baker (Dodge City, KS) and Toby Witthuhn (Garden City, KS) 393.

IMCA Stock Cars:

Defending champ Michael Pepper is atop the Stock Car point charts for the first time this year, taking a 13 point advantage into Saturday’s action.

Feature Winners: Michael Pepper 1, Jason Rogers 1, Tyler Tipton 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Michael Pepper (Lakin, KS) 426, 2. Tyler Tipton (Weskan, KS) 413, 3. Marlin Hogie (Ulysses, KS) 385, 4. Chris Oliver (Holcomb, KS) 369, 5. Kyle Pfeifer (Hill City, KS) 286, 6. Angel Munoz (Lamar, CO) 283, 7. Dusty Witthuhn (Bazine, KS) 273, 8. Ondre Rexford (Montezuma, KS) 245, 9. Shannon Maughlin (Dighton, KS) 238, 10. Brett Copeland (Fowler, KS) 236.

IMCA Hobby Stocks:

Four of 14 scheduled races in the books has produced four different winners and a tie atop the point charts between defending champ Cody Davis and Matt O’Hair with Bryan Habiger making a big jump from sixth to third (just 14 points out of the lead) after a DCRP-best runner-up finish last time out.

Feature Winners: Shannon Anderson 1, Cody Davis 1, Matt O’Hair 1, Reagan Sellard 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Cody Davis (Bucklin, KS) and Matt O’Hair (Laverne, OK) 552, 3. Bryan Habiger (Ingalls, KS) 538, 4. Reagan Sellard (Bucklin, KS) 536, 5. Tobby Schield (Sublette, KS) 528, 6. Michael Penrod (Moscow, KS) 483, 7. Danny Schulte (Dodge City, KS) 477, 8. Tyler Walker (Dighton, KS) 468, 9. Tom Reed (Kalvesta, KS), 10. Jacob Huse (Kinsley, KS) 458.

Tickets to Saturday’s championship chase action at Dodge City Raceway Park are just $15 for adults with children eleven and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

The complete 2016 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.

 

 

Tony Seidelman Captures WMRA Feature At Agassiz

By Ben Deatherage

Aggasiz, British Columbia- The Washington Midget Racing Association would make their first visit to Canada of 2016 on Saturday May 14th. The venue would be the famed Aggasiz Speedway in the province of British Columbia. A total of seven entries would be in attendance with four representing B.C. and three from Washington.

In the main event Shawn Breitzman, of Spanaway, Washington, would get to the front on the opening lap. It looked like Breitzman was going to capture his first win of the year but on lap eighteen Tony Seidelman made a daring pass in lapped traffic. Seidelman, who now lives in Marysville, Washington, would remain at the front the rest of the distance to collect his second consecutive WMRA win.

Shawn Breitzman was second while Abbottsford’s Troy Globe would end his night in third. Bill Beasley, also from British Columbia, crossed the wire in fourth and fifth went to Sawyer Lind of Abbottsford. Bill Beasley was the fast timer in qualifying, Sawyer Lind captured the trophy dash, and the heat race winner was Shawn Breitzman.

The WMRA will be in action on Saturday May 28th at South Sound Speedway in Tenino, Washington. or the latest news and information log on to http://www.wmraracing.wix.com/wmra . Also follow he Washington Midget Racing Association via Facebook by clicking “Like” on their page to follow them on your favorite mobile devices.

Race Summary:

Washington Midget Racing Association Race #2

Saturday May 14th, 2016

Agassiz Speedway

Agassiz, British Columbia

Fast Time: 51-Bill Beasley

Trophy Dash: 9-Sawyer Lind

Heat Race: 4-Shawn Breitzman

A-Main: 1. 84-Tony Seidelman; 2. 4-Shawn Breitzman; 3. 11-Troy Globe; 4. 51-Bill Beasley; 5. 9-Sawyer Lind; 6. 7-Ron Jones; 7. 7X-Jeff Bird

 

 

Wingless Sprint Series Travels To Cottage Grove Speedway On Saturday May 21st

By Ben Deatherage Cottage Grove, Oregon- The inaugural season of the Wingless Sprint Series continues this Saturday May 21st at Cottage Grove Speedway. It will be the first time the tour has been in action since May 7th at Madras. It is also the first visit to CGS which has hosted several different sanctioning bodies over the years.

A great car count is expected to be in attendance with the majority of the teams that attended the first race planning to make the trip. There will be quite a few new faces competing especially drivers that normally race Winged Sprint Cars.

Rob Lindsey was flawless in the opening leg of the Wingless Sprint Series. He managed to pull off a clean sweep at Madras Speedway and will look to another great night at Cottage Grove. But the competition is going to be quite stiff with some tough names expected to make the journey.

Keep a close eye on CGS’ track website (www.cottagegrovespeeway.com) and Facebook pages on the status of Saturday’s events. Tickets are Adults $13.00, Juniors/Seniors $10.00, Youth (6-12) - $5.00, Family Pass $30.00, and Children 5 or under are FREE. As will happen all year long in honor of our 60th Anniversary the 60th fan through the Front Gate gets in for FREE. Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, and Racing is scheduled to start around 6:30. For the latest news and information regarding the Wingless Sprint Series visit their website at wingless.nwextremeseries.com.

2016 WINGLESS SPRINT SERIES SCHEDULE (DATE-TRACK-LOCATION) May 7th-Madras Speedway-Madras, Oregon May 21st-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon May 28th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington June 11th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington June 18th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, Oregon June 25th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon July 9th-Madras Speedway-Madras, Oregon July 16th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon July 23rd-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon August 6th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, Oregon August 20th-Madras Speedway-Madras, Oregon September 3rd-Madras Speedway-Madras, Oregon September 10th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon

Current Point Standings (Top Ten): 1. 23-Rob Lindsey 50; 2. 07-Ryan Arnold 44; 3. 52-Tim Alberding 40; 4. 29T-Tommy Moreno 39; 5. 27-Guy Weedman 38; 6. 50-Brad Rhodes 37; T 7R-Gary Lynch 37; 8. 3M-Tony Parker 36; 9. 54-Johnny Butler 32; 10. 7B-Josh Horner 31

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

HOLLY, Mich. -- Defending Must See Racing Sprint Car Series (MSRSCS) champion Jimmy McCune is leading a talented contingent of winged sprint car stars to two brand new race tracks, as the series embarks on their second weekend of competition in 2016 this Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22.

McCune, who won the first two races of the season at Anderson (S.C.) Motor Speedway and Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway on April 15-16, will be looking to make it three straight victories to kick off the year when the drivers of MSR invade the state of Ohio for the first time in two years. He currently leads the points standings by four markers, with the top four separated by a scant 13 points.

"It's a great start to the season, but we're always looking ahead to the next set of races because we want to win each time out," the Toledo, Ohio native said. "I'm excited that we're back close to home for some races leading into Little 500 week ... because it allows for a lot of our sponsors and supporters to come out and see the great show that this series puts on and what we've been accomplishing early on this year. The goal is to bring them two more wins and really make a statement going into (Little 500) week at Anderson (Indiana)."

The stars and cars of Must See Racing will visit the three-tenths mile Shady Bowl Speedway in DeGraff, Ohio for the first time in series history on Saturday, May 21 for round three of the 2016 season. Sprint car racing of the winged variety has been on and off over the last three decades, but has seen some Hall of Fame drivers visit the track's victory lane, including Jack Hewitt in the inaugural All Stars Circuit of Champions event at the Bowl on August 25, 1989.

The next night, on Sunday, May 22, the winged warriors move to the lightning-fast, half-mile Spitzer Motor Speedway of Mansfield for the fourth of 16 races on the series' 2016 schedule. Again a new track for the MSRSCS, the event will also be taped for a later broadcast on MAVTV's "Dirty Thirty" program, produced by Sean Buckley with Rob Klepper on the call.

The fast-paced pair of races will be rounds three and four of the American Sprint Cup, a six-race mini-series within the MSRSCS national championship with a separate points fund and contingency awards that pits the Southeast's finest sprint car stars against the winged warriors of the Midwest Must See Racing regulars.

Following Sunday's race at Spitzer, the series will move to Anderson, Indiana's high-banked quarter mile for the Must See Racing 60 on Wednesday, May 25 -- making for a stretch of three rounds in five nights that could be crucial in establishing early-season momentum for the championship contenders. McCune swept all three MSRSCS stops at Anderson in 2015.

The reigning series champion will have a hefty slate of challengers in his quest for another weekend sweep, however, with all-time series wins leader and quick qualifier Brian Gerster, leading southern contender Johnny Bridges, National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Jeff Bloom, multi-time sprint car champion Jason Blonde, two-time Little 500 winner Jacob Wilson, NASCAR modified champion Bobby Santos III, young rising star Grant Galloway and Georgia veteran Jay Dunham, among others ready to carry the banner and level the playing field.

The weekend kicks off when pit gates open at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Shady Bowl, with grandstand gates following at 4 p.m. Sunday's gate time at Spitzer is 10:30 a.m., with grandstands opening at 12:30 p.m.

For more information on Must See Racing and the American Sprint Cup, including schedule updates, race results and driver information, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

Reutzel Eyes Northern Loot after Landing First ASCS National Win of 2016

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (May 19, 2016) – It was just a matter of time until reigning Lucas Oil ASCS National champion Aaron Reutzel broke through for his first series win of 2016.

Reutzel finally got that first series win of the year out of the way by racing to victory lane in last Saturday night’s Texas World Dirt Track Championship finale at Fort Worth’s Texas Motor Speedway aboard the Shark-powered Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car.

Reutzel’s win in the seventh round of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition this season ran his overall total to three victories after collecting earlier Regional wins at Willis, TX, and Jackson, MS.

“It was definitely a much-needed win,” Reutzel said after the triumph in the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry.

Reutzel hopes to carry that momentum into this weekend as he jumps back into Shane Liebig’s No. 55 Triple-X entry for a trio of events beginning with Friday’s $10,000-to-win NSL card at Minnesota’s Jackson Motorplex followed by Saturday’s $100,000 Silver Shootout at Badlands Speedway near Sioux Falls, SD, and then a Sunday night 360-ci card at Badlands as well.

“There’s a lot of money on the line this weekend, hopefully we can get a good chunk of it,” Reutzel said.

Before capturing the win in Saturday’s Texas World Dirt Track Championship finale, Reutzel raced to a sixth-place finish in Friday’s opener aboard the Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt machine.

Clauson earned Friday’s sixth-place run after starting in 12th on a narrow track.

“There was really just one lane, we just had to go straight to the bottom,” Reutzel said. “We got a couple at the start and on the restarts.”

Starting seventh in Saturday’s feature aboard the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance Filtration entry, Reutzel wasn’t sure of his chances of victory.

“I really didn’t think it was possible starting back in seventh,” Reutzel recalls.

A strong start to the race paved the way to victory lane though.

“We got to third in about two laps and then got around Sam (Hafertepe, Jr.) for second,” Reutzel relates.

There was still the issue of chasing down race leader Johnny Herrera.

“We wouldn’t have caught Johnny, but we caught a caution,” Reutzel says. “I got a good run on the restart, got one lane above him and got by in three and four, then just rolled the bottom the rest of the way.”

With the triumph, Reutzel became the seventh different winner in as many ASCS National Tour events thus far in 2016 and climbed one position to sixth in points, less than 90 points off the lead pace as he vies for a second championship in a row.

With the ASCS National Tour idle this weekend, Reutzel bolts in the 410-ci powerplant in the hunt for NSL loot at in Minnesota on Friday night and then hopes to get a big chunk of Silver on the first of two Badlands nights on Saturday before a 360-ci tilt on Sunday night.

2016 Quick Stats: 32 races, 3 wins, 10 top-fives, 17 top-tens.

Up Next:

Friday – NSL 410-ci Sprint Cars at Minnesota’s Jackson Motorplex.

Saturday - $100,000 Silver Shootout for 410-ci Sprint Cars at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, SD.

Sunday – 360-ci Sprint Cars at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, SD.

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

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

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on www.sprintcarmania.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.

 

 

DAVEY HESKIN & JOSH SCHNEIDERMAN HEADLINE SATURDAY AFTERNOON’S “SPRINT CAR 101” AT THE NATIONAL SPRINT CAR MUSEUM

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (May 19, 2016) – Davey Heskin of St. Michael, Minnesota, and Josh Schneiderman of West Burlington, Iowa, will headline this Saturday afternoon’s “Sprint Car 101” at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. The program will be held on the second floor of the museum from 2 until 3 p.m. this Saturday, May 21. That night will be the National Sprint League’s first visit to the ‘Sprint Car Capital of the World’ this season. Veteran journalist Bill Wright will spend the hour interviewing both Knoxville Raceway regulars.

Museum curator Tom Schmeh said today, “In May, June and July, we will try hosting the once-a-month Sprint Car 101 forums on Saturday afternoons, which means that admission to the museum will be necessary. However, since our admission is still only four dollars per adult and three dollars for students and senior citizens, I don’t see that as being a problem. In fact, museum members get free admission for two people for the entire year, so this will be ‘added value’ for their $25 annual supporting membership. We sincerely thank Bill Wright, Davey Heskin and Josh Schneiderman for taking time out of their busy race day to help us with this month’s program.”

Those seeking more information on the non-profit museum’s series of forums should visit www.sprintcarhof.com.

 

 

Bellm Grinds Out Texas Double – Sedalia Up Next

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (May 19, 2016) – Kyle Bellm sets his sights on Friday’s ASCS Warrior Region event at Sedalia’s Missouri State Fair Speedway after grinding through a pair of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour nights at Fort Worth’s Texas Motor Speedway last weekend.

Bellm drove the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car into the feature on both Texas nights against a stout field of more than 40 competitors to close in on the top ten in series points.

“It wasn’t great, but we did make the show both nights,” Bellm says. “It could have been a lot worse.”

With an abrasive surface in play on both nights, Bellm and the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision crew raced through heat race, qualifying race and “B” Main action on both nights to make the feature starting grid.

“We got going pretty good in the B,” Bellm said of Friday’s opener. “We just got put behind the eight ball early and couldn’t really recover. We had a fast car though, we turned the fifth quickest lap in the feature although we just finished 17th.”

Saturday brought more of the same for Bellm and the Schure Built Suspensions/Christian County Collision Repair team, once again racing through the “B” Main to transfer to the feature.

“We were pretty fast again, I tried to take a few things happen on the starts and that probably cost us some positions,” Bellm said after posting a 16th place run.

“I have to thank Verald Kannady, Jeff Lawrence, Dustin Gates and Cody Crabtree for all their help in Texas,” Bellm comments. “All their help made a long weekend a lot easier to get through.”

Last year’s series Rookie of the Year, Bellm moved closer to a top-ten ranking with a trio of early June events through Indiana and Michigan next on the docket for the Bybee Lawn Care/Dynotech Racing Engines team.

But first, Friday’s $2,500-to-win ASCS Warrior Region event at Sedalia’s “Historic Half-Mile” awaits the Schaeffer Oil/Prater Designs/Racinboys entry.

“We were pretty decent there last time with a fourth place finish, hopefully we can improve upon that a little bit this weekend and possibly take a win,” Bellm concludes.

2016 Quick Stats: 12 races, 1 win, 2 top-five, 3 top-tens.

Up Next: ASCS Warrior Region at Sedalia’s Missouri State Fair Speedway on Friday night.

Keep Track: Keep track of Kyle Bellm’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.kylebellm.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KyleBellmRacing?fref=ts or on Twitter at @kylebellmracing.

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

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on www.sprintcarmania.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.

 

 

Dodge Daytona Roundup & Car Show Saturday at DCRP

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 19, 2016) – There will be more than the high-octane championship chase action on the track at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday night.

Saturday’s event also features the Dodge City “Dodge Daytona” Roundup car show at the 3/8-mile clay oval.

Souped up Dodge Daytonas from throughout the nation will converge upon Dodge City for a pre-race car show on Saturday. The Dodge Daytonas will be on display in front of the track’s main entrance beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Saturday’s championship chase action includes a full card of Precise Racing Products, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks with racing action going green at 7:30 p.m.

Not only will the Dodge Daytonas be on display before the races, they will also take to the inner asphalt oval during the evening’s intermission for some exhibition burnouts.

Dodge Daytona owners are coming from as far away as Canada for Saturday’s Dodge City Roundup at Dodge City Raceway Park.

Tickets to Saturday’s championship chase action at Dodge City Raceway Park are just $15 for adults with children eleven and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

The complete 2016 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.

 

 

MOTOR RACING NETWORK’S ‘WINGED NATION’ TAKES FLIGHT

WITH REMOTE BROADCAST FROM KASEY KAHNE RACING

CONCORD, N.C. (May 19, 2016) – MRN’s “Winged Nation” will help Kasey Kahne Racing (KKR) celebrate its annual Fan Day with a remote broadcast from the team’s Mooresville, N.C.-based headquarters on Thursday, May 26.

Motor Racing Network’s Steve Post and guest co-host Ashley Stremme will welcome Kahne, and sprint car drivers Daryn Pittman and Brad Sweet during a special airing of the show from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (ET).

Since debuting in 2011, “Winged Nation” has become a staple of Motor Racing Network’s exclusive lineup of digital content that’s streamed live at MRN.com and is also available on the MRN App. The program airs each Tuesday from 12 to 1 p.m. and next week, there’ll be an additional hour with the remote broadcast from KKR.

“We always enjoy hosting ‘Winged Nation’ for Fan Day,” Kahne said. “They do a great job of keeping sprint car fans informed and it’s a fun addition to a fun day.”

In addition to the live stream at www.MRN.com, “Winged Nation” is telecast weekly on MAV-TV each Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The May 26 program from Kasey Kahne Racing can be seen on Saturday, June 4.

“Although Kasey Kahne will be busy preparing for the Coca-Cola 600 Sprint Cup Series race, he’s finding time to roll out the red carpet for the MRN team during his Fan Day celebration and we’re honored to be part of that,” said Craig Moore, “Winged Nation” producer. “Sprint car fans are among the most passionate in all of racing and ‘Winged Nation’ has become an essential source of information for those loyal fans.”

The award-winning “Winged Nation” is a weekly in-depth look at winged sprint car racing – delivering news, race results, behind-the-scenes information, interviews and feature stories with the top drivers from some of the most legendary dirt tracks in the country. Earlier this year, Post and regular co-host Kendra Jacobs were named Media Members of the Year in the North American Sprint Car Poll for the fourth year in a row.

“Broadcasting ‘Winged Nation’ from Kasey Kahne’s Fan Day is a treat for MRN because we get to join one of the best sprint car teams in thanking fans for the tremendous amount of support they give to the sport,” said MRN President and Executive Producer David Hyatt. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to welcome fans of Kasey Kahne Racing to the MRN family of fans, too.”

In addition to its coverage of NASCAR races, Motor Racing Network streams live coverage of Sprint Cup Series practice and qualifying from 12 International Speedway Corporation-owned tracks, Pocono Raceway and Dover International Speedway. MRN’s 2016 slate of over-the-air race broadcasts features 71 live events from 27 venues. The schedule opened in February with Speedweeks from Daytona International Raceway. It’ll conclude in December with the annual Sprint Cup Series Awards in Las Vegas.

 

 

Taylor, Hagar and Johnson Record Wins for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (May 19, 2016) - Inside Line Promotions drivers Zac Taylor, Derek Hagar and Chase Johnson scored feature victories last weekend.

Taylor garnered his second straight winged sprint car triumph during a race on Friday at Lamar Speedway in Lamar, Colo. He also placed second on Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo.

Hagar led all 40 laps to sweep the Hooker Hood Classic for the second straight season on Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

Johnson capitalized on a late-race restart to take the lead coming to the white flag on Saturday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif. The win was his first sprint car victory since 2012.

Other Team ILP competitors with at least one top-five finish include:

Johnny Herrera finished second on Saturday and third on Friday with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour during the Texas World Dirt Track Championships at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.

Jamie Ball led White Lightning Motorsports to a runner-up result on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the second straight week. Ball also placed fifth on Wednesday with the Sprint Invaders at Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa.

Seth Bergman picked up a fifth-place finish on Friday at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track with the ASCS National Tour.

Henry Van Dam rebounded from an early miscue to post a fifth-place result on Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash.

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TEAM ILP WINS IN 2016 -

Derek Hagar - 5 (81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on March 25 and March 26; Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn., on April 23; Duck River Raceway Park in Lewisburg, Tenn., on April 30 and Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on May 14); Seth Bergman - 3 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on Feb. 27; Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on March 4 and Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on April 8); Dale Blaney - 3 (Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on Jan. 1; Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on April 15 and Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on April 23); Brandon Hanks - 3 (Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on March 25; Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., on April 17 and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on May 7); Danny Lasoski - 3 (Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on Jan. 9 and Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 16 and May 7); Jason Sides - 2 (East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 18 and I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 26); Trey Starks - 2 (Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash., on April 2 and Lancaster Super Speedway in Lancaster, S.C., on April 9); Channin Tankersley - 2 (Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on May 6 and Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on May 7); Zac Taylor - 2 (Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers, Colo., on April 23 and Lamar Speedway in Lamar, Colo., on May 13); Josh Baughman - 1 (Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on March 26); Zach Blurton - 1 (WaKeeney Speedway in WaKeeney, Kan., on April 10); Johnny Herrera - 1 (Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on March 17); Chase Johnson - 1 (Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on May 14); Travis Rilat - 1 (Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia, on Feb. 13); Giovanni Scelzi - 1 (Delta Speedway in Stockton, Calif., on April 30); Sammy Swindell - 1 (Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., on April 2); and Henry Van Dam - 1 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 7).

ON THE INTERNET -

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Inside-Line-Promotions/151474394906077

 

 

Bergman Heading to Knoxville and Badlands after Strong Run in Texas

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (May 19, 2016) - Seth Bergman will tackle a pair of upper Midwest tracks this weekend.

Bergman is headed to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, to compete on Saturday before venturing to Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on Sunday for the season opener at the high-banked track.

"Any time we can get laps at Knoxville it's important," he said. "That is a track that takes lots and lots of laps to be a contender at and if we want to be in the hunt to win the 360 Knoxville Nationals in August we need to make the most of our laps there this weekend and any other chance we get to race there."

Bergman charged from 16th to an eighth-place result during his season debut at Knoxville Raceway in April.

Sunday will mark his first visit to Badlands Motor Speedway since earning a runner-up result last September.

"We're excited to return there with the notes we learned last year," he said. "Hopefully we can come out one spot better."

Bergman is coming off a solid weekend with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour during the Texas World Dirt Track Championships at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

The doubleheader began on Friday with Bergman advancing from fifth to third place during a heat race before he placed second in a qualifier. That ranked him ninth in overall points and lined him up on the inside of the fifth row for the 20-lap main event.

"The track rubbered up and they shortened the race to 20 laps so it was tough to move too far forward," he said. "We closed in on one of the four lock-in positions (into Saturday's main event), but were unable to find a way around Logan Forler."

Bergman scored a fifth-place result, which was his ninth top five of the season.

He returned to the track on Saturday and won a heat race to kick off the action. Bergman then advanced from fourth to third place in a qualifier. That lined him up on the inside of the sixth row for the main event.

"The track rubbered up again and was around the bottom," he said. "There wasn't much passing at all. We got what we could."

Bergman advanced for a ninth-place finish. He now ranks eighth in the ASCS National Tour championship standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 13 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 3 (5); Qualifier: 2 (2); Feature: 5 (9).

May 14 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 1 (1); Qualifier: 3 (4); Feature: 9 (11).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 3 wins, 9 top fives, 15 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

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, Eagle Motorsports, Speedy Auto Service, SpeedMart, Scott Baylor Racing Engines and CSI Shocks for their continued support.

 

 

Lucas Oil National Midgets Resume This Friday at Fayette County Along with Speedway Motors Micros

Belleville, IL - This Friday, May 20th the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series will make the annual trip to Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois. Known as a driver favorite in the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series, the high-banked quarter mile in Brownstown, Illinois always puts on a spectacular show. After Fayette County, both series will make the short distance north to Macon Speedway for Saturday night's show. Saturday's appearance at the high-banked Mighty Macon will be the second visit of five throughout 2016 and the last available opportunity for teams to get tuned up for the visit during Illinois SPEED Week.

After sweeping the Missouri Mid State Midget Nationals, Tanner Thorson moved into the second position, 150 points behind Zach Daum. Andrew Felker sits in third after taking wins at both Macon Speedway and Belle-Clair Speedway. Spencer Bayston holds the fourth position, while Justin Peck rounds out the top five.

After bringing home a second place finish at Southern Illinois Raceway in Marion, Illinois, Nathan Benson slightly strengthened his point lead over Slater Helt after Helt took a strong third at the high-banked 1/8th mile. Joe B. Miller tightened the margin between himself and Helt after taking the victory Saturday night at Southern Illinois Raceway. Shelby Bosie moved into the fourth position after bringing home a fifth place finish at SIR, while Carlee Gress sits in the fifth position.

For more information, visit www.powri.com.

 

 

Netto Set To Get Back on Track At Stockton Dirt Track On Saturday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA: Following a frustrating weekend at both the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA and the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA, DJ Netto is looking forward to returning to action this weekend at the Stockton Dirt Track with the King of the West Series.

“We had strong cars on both nights last week, but unfortuatnely we just cannot seem to catch a break right now,” DJ Netto explained. “My guys are doing a great job night in and night out, and hopefully some things will start to go our way.”

Friday night at the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA during a 360ci event, Netto has an extremely strong Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain/Kaeding Performance backed hotrod, but an early issue forced him to the back of the pack in the race’s early going.

From 18th, Netto would show just how strong his car was as he worked around the slick 3/8 mile track to perfection as he clawed his way back up to finish fifth when the checkered flag flew.

Bolting his 410ci power plant in on Saturday, Netto and company would head to the exciting Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA to resume action with the King of the West 410ci Series.

Having some issues preventing him from hot lapping, the Hanford, CA driver would time in 11th fastest and find his Shell Rotella T6/Van De Pol Enterprises machine on the front row of his heat race.

Getting penalized on the initial start as the official ruled he jumped, Netto would finish in the fourth spot, which lined him up in the sixth spot for the A main. On a very tricky surface Saturday night, Netto would work his way forward as he again got up as high as the fifth spot, until a yellow would deter his passing and he would be put back in seventh.

As the race went on, yellow’s would simply not fall Netto’s way as he looked to make up ground and would end up holding on to finish seventh.

“Saturday night was just a night where we couldn’t catch any breaks,” Netto added. “We had a Top-Five car for sure, but anytime we would make a pass or have a fun a caution would revert us back a lap or stop our pace. I am really looking forward to Saturday night, and hope we can have a great night because my guys deserve it.”

DJ and his Netto Racing team would like to thank Netto Agriculture, Penny Newman Grain, Kaeding Performance, Shell Rotella T6, and Van De Pol Enterprises for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: Netto will be back in action this Saturday night at the Stockton Dirt Track.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-21, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-7

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJ_Netto88.

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING SET TO TAKE ON THE POSSE

LMR VS POSSE: Shane Stewart and Larson Marks Racing start their five-race stint in the Northeast for some exciting competition against the Pennsylvania Posse. The World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series will be at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Penn. tonight, Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Penn. on Friday and Saturday for the Morgan Cup, and at Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway on Sunday.

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY: In the last two seasons, Larson Marks Racing has competed at Lincoln Speedway four times and earned two top-five finishes. In 2015, Stewart qualified 14th and won his heat race. After earning the seventh starting position for the feature event in the dash, he climbed two spots for a fifth-place finish.

AT THE GROVE: Larson Marks Racing and Stewart have competed in 10 races at Williams Grove Speedway over the last two years. In those 10 races, the team has earned one top five and seven top-10 finishes at the famed half-mile.

WEEDSPORT RETURN: In Larson Marks Racing and Stewart's first visit to Weedsport Speedway in 2015, they qualified 19th and finished fifth in their heat race. After starting 18th in the feature event, Stewart charged to an eighth-place finish and earned the KSE Hard Charger Award for most positions gained.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) driver Kyle Larson and NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Justin Marks. Marks also owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. and is co-owner of HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, a four-car NASCAR K&N Pro Series East team. Larson will be competing for a starting spot in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race this weekend at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway.

LARSON MARKS RACING TEAM: The Larson Marks Racing team is led by crew chief Scotty Martin of Camano Island, Wash., with Andrew Seamans from Syracuse, N.Y., and Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Pa.

LOOKING AHEAD: Following this Sunday's race at Weedsport Speedway, Larson Marks Racing will finish up their Northeast run at New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway on Tuesday, May 24.

CONNECT WITH LMR: For more information about Larson Marks Racing, including apparel, please visit www.larsonmarksracing.com, follow @LarsonMarks on Twitter and Instagram and like www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing.

STATS: RACES: 32 FAST TIME: 0 WINS: 4 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 17 TOP-10 FINISHES: 27

 

 

Discount World of Outlaws tickets available at O’Reilly Auto Parts stores for Jackson Motorplex event on June 24

JACKSON, Minn. — May 19, 2016 — Discount General Admission tickets for Mayhem at the Motorplex, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and FVP National Sprint League at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on Friday, June 24 are now available for purchase at O’Reilly Auto Parts stores. Each General Admission ticket purchased at an O’Reilly Auto Parts location will feature a special $5 discount. Tickets buyers will exchange their O’Reilly receipt for tickets at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

With the O’Reilly Auto Parts $5 discount, Adult General Admission tickets purchased at participating stores are $32, while Child General Admission (6-12-years-old) are $12. Children ages five-under will be admitted free in the General Admission seating section.

To find an O’Reilly Auto Parts store, visit http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/fi/storeresults/Jackson/MN/100.oap

Additional information on Mayhem at the Motorplex, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and FVP National Sprint League at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on Friday, June 24 can be found at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

Discount World of Outlaws tickets available at O’Reilly Auto Parts stores for Beaver Dam Raceway event on June 25

BEAVER DAM, Wisc. — May 19, 2016 — Discount General Admission tickets for the Seventh Annual Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wisc, on Saturday, June 25 are now available for purchase at O’Reilly Auto Parts stores.

Each General Admission ticket purchased at an O’Reilly Auto Parts location will feature a special $5 discount. Tickets buyers will exchange their O’Reilly receipt for tickets at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

With the O’Reilly Auto Parts $5 discount, Adult General Admission tickets purchased at participating stores are $32, while Child General Admission (6-12-years-old) are $12. Children ages five-under will be admitted free in the General Admission seating section.

To find an O’Reilly Auto Parts store, visit http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/fi/storeresults/Beaver%20Dam/WI/50.oap

Additional information as well as advance reserved tickets for the Seventh Annual Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wisc., on Saturday, June 25, can be found at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com. Reserved seats can also be purchased by calling 815-344-2023.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

Placerville Speedway Fan Appreciation Day this Saturday May 21st
Fan Appreciation Night

Placerville Speedway and Thompson's Auto Group proudly present the annual "Fan Appreciation" Race Car Show, this Saturday night, May 21st. The highly anticipated event precedes the seventh round of the 2016 Placerville Speedway Red Hawk Casino Championship Series at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. In their first season promoting Placerville Speedway, Scott Russell and Kami Arnold have been looking forward to this event all season.
"Both Scott and I feel fortunate to be associated with Thompson's", stated Arnold. "Their commitment to our community is inspiring. The Thompson Family leads the way when it comes to giving back to this community and we are humbled to be included in their efforts. Ron & Jeff have been long time supporters of Placerville Speedway, and we feel this is another great event where fans can interact with their favorite drivers, kids can get autographs, and even sit in their favorite car."
Thompson's Buick GMC of Placerville invites you to their location on Placerville drive where race cars competing later that night at Placerville Speedway will be on display from 12pm-3pm.
Thompsons Fan AppreciationAll four divisions of race cars in competition that evening will be represented, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Limited Late Model Cars, Pure Stock Cars and the Visiting Series Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association Cars.
In addition, kids up to age of 14 will receive a free t-shirt. There will be free Hot Dogs donated by Steve Stymeist Auto Body and free sodas donated by Thompson's Buick GMC of Placerville. Thompson's will be accepting donations for Hot Dogs and sodas and all proceeds will benefit the El Dorado County Western Slope chapter of the Boys & Girls Club of America. For more info on the local chapter of the Boys and Girls Club, visit www.bgce.org.
After 3pm, the action will shift across the street to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, where the Placerville Speedway will host its seventh event of season. The Thompson's Auto Group 360 Sprint Cars, the Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models, the Jay's Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, as well as the visiting NorCal Dwarf Car division will all be taking to the lightning fast 1/4 mile oval.
Pit gates will open at 2PM with the front gates opening at 3PM. Racing begins at 7PM.
For complete details of the 2016 Red Hawk Casino Championship Racing Season, visit Placerville Speedway’s official website at www.placervillespeedway.com.
Join the over 7500 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can interact with fellow fans, drivers, and staff. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter for schedule updates and more by following us @pvillespeedway. In addition, Placerville Speedway is now on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.
Placerville Speedway is located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds at 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. The racing facility is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592.

 

20 Years Ago: Double ‘O’ Joe Gosek Qualifies for Indianapolis 500 Mile Race

OSWEGO, NY (May 19, 2016) – Twenty years ago today – May 19, 1996 – Oswego, NY Supermodified veteran Joe Gosek officially qualified for the 80th running of the Indianapolis 500 at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

At the time, Gosek was a two-time champion of Oswego’s Budweiser International Classic and a former ISMA Supermodified champion. Known in racing circles as Double ‘O’ Joe for his racing machines which carried No. 00, Gosek made right on the newly formed Indy Racing League, which provided fresh opportunities for American open-wheel talent to make a run at Indianapolis.

Gosek first signed with the Tempero/Giuffre Racing team, which brought Lola race cars with Buick power plants to the Speedway. However, in time it could be seen that this pairing would not work to get Gosek in the show.

Eventually Gosek was able to strike a deal with Andy Evans and Team Scandia which also competed with Lola chassis but were powered with the Ford Cosworth XB. Team Scandia was looking to field an incredible seven cars in the ’96 Indy field.

After the completion of three full days of qualifying it was finally Gosek’s turn to make a shot at the field on Bump Day – Sunday, May 19 of 1996.

When Gosek took to the Speedway Scott Harrington had just filled the field of 33 starters with a four lap average of 222.185 mph, meaning that Gosek would need to bump his way into the lineup to qualify for the 500.

On the bubble was the ride of Billy Boat.

Not even an hour earlier, Boat had been injured after crashing an AJ Foyt entry he was trying to get up to speed in case his current machine was bumped from the field. Boat suffered a leg injury and would not be able to drive.

Either way the Pagan Racing No. 99 driven by Boat on day three of qualifying was still the slowest car in the field at 221.824 mph, the mark Gosek would have to beat to get into the lineup.

When called upon Gosek answered in the bright red No. 43 Lola cutting laps of 223.730 mph, 223.093 mph, 222.231 mph, and 222.036 mph for a four lap average of 222.793 mph to put him 31st in the field of 33 come race day.

After climbing out of his machine as a 500 qualifier, Gosek took hugs and high fives from several well-wishers including wife Vicki, brother Ed, and current Supermodified car owner John Nicotra.

Gosek had this to say on that historic day to ESPN infield report Gary Gerould.

“I don’t know what to think right now,” said Gosek. “It’s a thrill that I have never experienced. When I was out there I was just trying to concentrate and Andy (Evans) gave me a hit of confidence before I went out, do the best you could for what we had. I just tried to relax and it came to me and everything worked really well. I don’t know exactly what it was but I’m happy for everyone on Team Scandia and the whole deal is fantastic.”

Gosek would be joined in the 11th and final row of the 80th Indianapolis 500 field by Harrington and Danny Ongais, who was driving the car qualified on pole position by the late Scott Brayton who lost his life at Indy just two days prior on May 17, 1996.

Come race day Gosek would complete 106 of the 200 laps, ending with a 22nd place finish in his one and only start in the 500.

An unofficial report on race day indicated that no driver had ever received more phone calls, faxes, or fan mail to the Speedway prior to 1996, than Gosek.

In 1998 Gosek would make another attempt at the field, but was unable to qualify.

Since Double ‘O’ Joe’s run at Indianapolis, Oswego’s only Indy starter has secured two Oswego Speedway Supermodified track championships as well as another International Classic victory.

Gosek now owns a total of 43 Supermodified wins at Oswego outdone only by fellow Oswego legends Jim Shampine, Bentley Warren, and Ed Bellinger Jr., with his most recent victory coming on July 5, 2014.

Oswego Speedway returns to action this Saturday with a fan appreciation $10 admission special presented by Best Western PLUS/Quality Inn and Suites Riverfront of Oswego.

Grandstand gates will open at 4:30 p.m. with the start of hot laps with the day’s first green flag waving at 6:30 p.m.

The day’s action will be highlighted by a 50-lap Novelis Supermodified main event and a 30-lap Pathfinder Bank SBS feature.

Kids 16 and under will again be admitted free at all Speedway events in 2016 with the exception of Budweiser International Classic Weekend and Race of Champions Weekend.

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

 

 

TEAM TURNER RACING: GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS

by Tommy Goudge (May 19, 2016) – Caistor Centre, Ontario – While they've already been on the track a few times this year, Jamie Turner and sons Cory and Ryan are ready to get into the meat of their 2016 racing schedule this weekend.

Two championship chases start this weekend for the team; Ohsweken Speedway's weekly 360 Sprint Car program kicks off on Friday, May 20, and the Southern Ontario Sprints series begins on Saturday, May 21 at Brighton Speedway.

Jamie is back in his familiar #11 this season, while Ryan's #91 has a new look for his sophomore season, and Cory has switched to #97 for his new ride with the Hill's Racing Team.

The team has steadily progressed over the past few seasons, and all three drivers will be looking to improve on their 2015 results. Jamie and Cory picked up the first feature wins of their Sprint Car careers last year, while Ryan was the Rookie of the Year both at Ohsweken and with the SOS tour.

"We want to thank all our returning partners and team members, and welcome the new ones who have come on board for the 2016 season," Jamie noted. "It takes a lot to keep these cars on the track for 30 to 40 races each season, and we couldn't do it without their support.

LINKS Website: www.TeamTurnerRacing.ca Twitter: @11teamturner19 Facebook: search “Team Turner Racing” YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/racingteamturner

MAILING LIST Send an e-mail to tgoudgecommunications@gmail.com with "Turner" in the subject line to get on the Team Turner Racing mailing list.

TEAM TURNER TROOPS Team Turner Racing would like to thank KT Tobacco, Aces Bar & Grill, Insta-Panels, Braemar Building Systems, Silo Wireless, Gale's Auto Aftermarket, Skyway Lawn Equipment, Pyett Spring & Alignment, DSE Performance, Six Nations Bingo, Malabar Super Spice, JNE Recovery, V&R Recycling, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Champion Brands Canada, Hauser’s Pharmacy, KT Gas & Convenience, The Truck Toppers, CJ Mulholland Mattress Factory, Rondex, Silverdale Gun Club, Barlow Farms, Mike Morris Holdings, Bryan’s Farm Supply, Beamer Farms, The Powerhouse, Total Coatings, Hitchman Trailers, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, JLB Mobile Mechanical, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, Top Flight Wings, Tetra-Chem Industries, Wix Filters, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, and ImageFactor.ca

Visit www.TeamTurnerRacing.ca to find out how you can join the Team Turner Troops!

 

 

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints With Two Events this Weekend at Outlaw and Selinsgrove.

By Dean Reynolds

SYRACUSE, NY – The first two-race weekend for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) will be held this weekend with a Friday night visit to the Outlaw Speedway and then on Saturday for the annual Mach 1 Chassis Shootout at the Selinsgrove Speedway

The 2016 point season for ESS was suppose to kick off April 22 at Outlaw with the first ever Spring Nationals. With the evening postponed cause of rain, the rescheduling is this Friday with the very same $2,000 to win event.

The next night the cars and stars of the ESS trail will head south to Central Pa. to the famed Selinsgrove Speedway with a $2,000 to win, $400 to start event that will pay out over $14,000 in cash. Both events will pay points for the overall Lucas Oil ESS Championship and the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour.

Steve Poirier started off the the 33rd Anniversary Tour campaign and he will be on hand to see if he can keep the 2016 success to Dundee, NY. Jason Barney, Paul Kinney, Matt Tanner, Paulie Colagiovanni, Tommy Wickham, Dave Axton, Parker Evans, Shawn Donath, Bryan Howland, Mark Smith, Chad Miller, Jeff Cook, Mike Stelter, Sam Reakes IV, James Hanson, Denny Peebles, Pete Richardson will also be on hand looking to keep Poirier from victory lane.

Some other drivers looking to be in the field at Outlaw include Robbie Stillwaggon, George Suprick, Jonathan Preston, Keith Granholm, Derrick Juliano, Tyler Graves, Josh Azzi, Dan Kuhn, Nick Cooper and others will join in on the fun.

Once again Lane’s Yamaha from nearby Watkins Glen will be sponsoring the Cobra Coaches Dash event.

At Selinsgrove, track regulars including defending track champ Mark Smith, TJ Stutts, Jason Shultz, Cody Keller, Ryan Kissinger, Coby Womer, Derek Locke, Eric Tomecek, Jim Shuster, Larry Kelleher, Mike Walter and others will be on hand to defend home turf.

Other drivers expected in the field will be New Yorkers Chuck Hebing, Steve Collins, Joe Trenca, Rob Dietrick as well as Davie Franek, Jordan Thomas, Keith Prutzman and more.

Dave Franek Auto Sales picked up the sponsor of the Cobra Coaches Dash at Selinsgrove.

Each night will see the Beard Sewer and Drain timed hot laps, Car Mate Trailers heats, Lacaillade Masonry B-Main all leading up to the 25 lap A-Main’s paying $2,000 to win.

Outlaw Speedway, Selinsgrove Speedway and the Lucas Oil ESS traveling road show…it will be excitement guaranteed!!

Past Empire Super Sprint Winners at Outlaw Speedway.

Aug. 3, 1984

Lenny Krautheim III

May 5, 1985

Gordy Button

July 17, 1987

Mal Lane

Sept. 11, 1987

John Zentner

July 22, 1988

Mal Lane

Aug. 19, 1988

Gordy Button

Sept. 9, 1988

John Brutcher

June 2, 1989

Rick Crane

July 14, 1989

Tom Taber

Aug. 11, 1989

Rob Hart

Sept. 8, 1989

Mal Lane

May 6, 1990

Mal Lane

July 29, 1990

Jeff Thomas

July 5, 1991

Mal Lane

Aug. 9, 1991

Kim Gagliardi

Aug. 30, 1991

Tom Taber

Sept. 20, 1991

Jeff Thomas

May 10, 1992

Jeff Thomas

July 3, 1992

Bobby Parrow

Aug. 7, 1992

Bobby Parrow

Sept. 4, 1992

Bobby Parrow

May 9, 1993

Mal Lane

July 2, 1993

Tom Taber

Aug. 6, 1993

Craig Lane

May 30, 1994

Kramer Williamson

July 3, 1994

Craig Lane

Sept. 4, 1994

Craig Keel

Sept. 8, 1995

Craig Lane

April 20, 1996

Craig Lane

Sept. 6, 1996

Scott Holcomb

Sept. 5, 1997

Tim Kelly

April 18, 1998

Mike Woodring

Sept. 11, 1998

Bobby Parrow

April 30, 1999

Mike Woodring

July 14, 1999

Bobby Parrow

Sept. 10, 1999

Greg Coverdale

Rob Dietrick

Dan Kaszubinski

Sept. 11, 1999

Craig Keel

April 15, 2000

Dan Kaszubinski

July 3, 2000

Mike Woodring

Sept. 8, 2000

Scott Holcomb

Tom Taber

George Suprick

Sept. 9, 2000

George Suprick

July 6, 2001

John Karklin Jr.

Aug. 10, 2001

Randy Years

Sept. 7, 2001

Phil Mott

Sept. 8, 2001

George Suprick

July 5, 2002

Brian Dumigan

Aug. 9, 2002

Mike Lutz

Sept. 6, 2002

Chris Coyle

Dave McGough

Erin Crocker

Sept. 7, 2002

Mike Woodring

April 12, 2003

Mike Lutz

July 4, 2003

John Karklin Jr.

Aug. 8, 2003

Lance Yonge

Sept. 5, 2003

Mike Lutz

Kevin Welsh

Chris Coyle

Sept. 6, 2003

Scott Bonnell

Aug. 14, 2004

Blake Breen

Sept. 10, 2004

Midge Miller

Dave McGough

Curt Michael

Sept. 11, 2004

Trevor Lewis

Aug. 19, 2005

George Suprick

Sept. 10, 2005

Sept. 9, 2006

Apr. 12, 2008

May 9, 2011

July 8, 2011

July 18, 2014

Trevor Lewis

Curt Michael

Justin Barger

JJ Grasso

Chuck Hebing

Jared Zimbardi

Past Empire Super Sprint Winners Selinsgrove Speedway

July 8, 1995

Kramer Williamson

May 18, 1996

Bobby Parrow

July 6, 1996

Rick Koenig

March 31, 2012

Pat Cannon

Sept. 1, 2012

Pat Cannon

Apr. 6, 2013

Tony Stewart

May 18, 2013

TJ Stutts

Sept. 28, 2013

TJ Stutts

Apr. 12, 2014

TJ Stutts

May 17, 2014

Mark Smith

Sept. 27, 2014

Aaron Ott

Apr. 16, 2016

Cody Keller

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The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, Einstein Construction, SUNY Canton, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, Insinger Performance, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Beard Sewer and Drain, Cobra Coaches, Westward Painting Company, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, Panther Frameworx, 911 Restoration, YorkMont Auctions, Engler Machine and Tool, Northwood 2 Construction, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Saturday Night Live! Racing to Try Again at Mercer Raceway Park

(Mercer, PA May 18, 2016): If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again. Well, this Saturday Mercer Raceway Park will do just that. After suffering three consecutive rainouts--including the annual visit of the Arctic Cat All Stars Circuit of Champions--the racers will attempt to complete a Saturday Night Live! racing program on May 21. "We are hoping that the forecast will be favorable," said track owner Bill Altman. "Everybody wants to see a good race!"

While there has been a paucity of programs at the popular speedway, the racing has been highly competitive, especially in the pair of Sprint Car classes. Brandon Matus and Brandon Spitahler picked up the wins in the 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprints, while Andy Priest and Jacob Gomola scored in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. These pilots, and many others, will be on hand this week to battle for the gold and the glory.

Jimmy Holden has had his way in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. However, Kyle Fink was second on both occasions that those racers appeared on the docket, so you cannot count him out.

The orange crush is still on in the Precise Racing Products Stock Car division, as every feature winner in 2016 has had that bright color on his machine. Brent Johnson, Leigh Wheeler, and William Hurrelbrink have graced victory lane. Can Terry Wheeler or Curt Bish continue the trend?

A pair of Shanes, Pfeuffer and Webb, have triumphed in the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites. Surprisingly, Mark Marcucci, who was nearly unstoppable in 2015, has yet to get rolling. Will this be the week for him to regain the winning form?

Todd Hanlon has been the class of the field in the Mini Stocks, which are presented by Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles. He has three tallies, including the Snowflake 25, which does not count towards the season championship.

The newest addition to the Mercer Raceway Park lineup, the Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints, have gone to the post twice and victories were chalked up by Chase Metheney and Ayden Cipriano.

Remember that the the racing will start this week at 5:30, with heats and features for the Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints, the Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks, and those Rock Concrete Modified Lites. Then, at 7 p.m., the remaining divisions will proceed with their preliminaries and features. That action will be the four star attraction, the Precise Racing Products Open Stocks, the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, and the 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprint Cars. The pit gates will open at 4 p.m. for the competitors. The spectator gates will open at 4:30 p.m.

Regular event ticket pricing will prevail this week. That means that adult admission will be just $13, seniors (60+) will be $11, and students (9-15) will be $5. Children (8 and under) will be admitted for free. The economical Family Pass will be available for $28, and that applies to two adults and up to four minors of any age. The Pit Passes will be $30.

If you cannot make it to the track this week, be sure to attend the two special events coming up over the Memorial Day weekend. On Saturday, May 28, the Mo Vaughn Transport Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series will perform their unique dirt track magic. Fans just love to see the Sprinters racing without their wings! Then, get ready for the sound and the fury of the All American Spring Nationals Truck and Tractor Pull on May 29. This popular contest will be sponsored by Ritenour Equipment Co. It is a Full Pull promotion.

You can get alerts regarding the cancellation of any racing event at Mercer Raceway Park sent directly to your smartphone or other electronic device. To register, please go to the track's website, www.mercerracewaypark.com, click on the icon for RainedOut.com, and follow the easy steps.

Marketing partners of Mercer Raceway Park include Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Mercer Hardware, Schaeffer's Specialized Lubricants, Scheidemantle Motors, Greenhill Farms Equipment, Inc., the Normandy Banquet Center of Hickory VFW Post 6166, Flynn's Tire & Auto Service, Pizza Joe's, Sharon Auto Wrecking, Inc., AMSOIL, Noga Ambulance Service, Inc., Pyrotechnico, Watson's, Inc., Big Dog Indoor Racing & Hobby, Ritenour Equipment Co., Herr's Foods, the American Cancer Society, Sunburst Environmental, and Lias Tires.

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

 

 

2016 Season Continues for Northline Speedway

Six classes are set to deliver another big night of racing at Darwin’s Roller Door Services NT Northline Speedway this Saturday night.

Last meeting’s unfortunate rain-out of the Open Sprintcars feature race left highest point scorers Steven Ling and Simon Spitzbarth unable to battle it out for the overall victory, after each picking up a heat-race win earlier in the night. They will be eager to mirror their previous performances and will hope for a chance to capitalise on them in the feature race. Troy David, David Ling, Keith Phelps and rookie Chris Harrison will also be looking to contend for front-running spots.

After his recent strong performance in the Formula 500s which saw him come away with the feature-race win, John Staynoff will attempt to go back-to-back at Roller Door Services NT Northline Speedway, while current NT Champion Hayden Brown will be looking to make amends. A retirement in the early stages of the feature race left Brown unable to challenge Staynoff for the lead, a situation he will attempt to remedy this time around. Boysie Bartholdt and Cori Jackson will also be amongst the action, with both drivers again looking to secure a place on the podium. Other nominations include Scott Leonhardt, Richard Cross, Ellie Hills, Daniel White, veteran Gavin Jaenke and Joseph Baronet.

In the AMCA Nationals, in-form driver Brendan Kenna will get another chance to chase the victory, after being unable to start the feature race at the previous meeting. Off the back of his recent Roller Door Services NT Northline Speedway win, Dale Roberts will be a hot favourite heading into the event, with Jim Keane and Jacob Belcher hot on his heels. Dave Munro, Janet Belcher, Maria Panasewyecz and Jeffery Tiedeman will round out the field.

The dominant Justin Brumfield will be hoping to repeat his recent flawless drive in Street Stocks, which saw him win the feature race by a significant margin, as well as all three heat races. Brendan Davison and Colin Menzies will return to take the fight to the current NT Champion, in the hopes of improving on their previous third and fourth-place finishes, while Raymond Davis and Dean Jones will attempt to curb their chances.

Junior Sedans will see front-runners Isaiah Strong and Nicholas Dennis return, with Dennis hoping to go one better on Strong, after finishing in second-place behind him previously. Nathan Downs, Zack Grimshaw, Daniel Dennis, Aleisha Grimshaw, Brodee Everett, Lance Carew and Lindsay Allwright will all be hoping to rise to the occasion and challenge the leaders for a strong finish.

Speedway Karts racer Nick Belfield will duke it out again with Darren Uniacke and Steve Driver, with the latter two racers hoping to get the jump on the previous meeting’s winner. Also returning to hinder Belfield’s chances will be Tim fry, Kirsty Driver, Yazmin Brown, Alison Fry, Tony Brown and Tristan Roulston.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Times: Gates Open: 4:30pm Racing from: 6pm

Prices: Adults: $20 Family: $40 (2 Adults and 2 Children between 12 and 15 years) Children Under 12: FREE Concession Holders: $5

Food and beverages: RDS NT Northline Speedway has two full-time track canteens and two Vendors on each race night. Two Bar facilities available in turn one and in the member’s bar on each race night. BYO: It is permitted, but strictly NO GLASS. Full Bar facilities are available at track.

Track address: Hidden Valley Motorsports Complex, Hidden Valley Rd, Hidden Valley, NT 0822

For more information about Roller Door Services NT Northline Speedway, visit their website at www.darwinspeedway.com.au. You can also LIKE them on Facebook by searching Northline Speedway or follow them on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat social media handles by searching Northline Speedway.

NOMINATIONS

Open Sprintcars (6): David Ling Keith Phelps Steven Ling Simon Spitzbarth Troy David Chris Harrison

Formula 500s (10): Boysie Bartholdt Scott Leonhardt Richard Cross Ellie Hills Daniel White Gavin Jaenke Cori Jackson Hayden Brown John Staynoff Joseph Baronet

AMCA Nationals (8): Dale Roberts Dave Munro Janet Belcher Jacob Belcher Jim Keane Brendan Kenna Maria Panasewyecz Jeffery Tiedeman

Street Stocks (5): Justin Brumfield Colin Menzies Raymond Davis Dean Jones Brendan Davison

Junior Sedans (9): Zack Grimshaw Aleisha Grimshaw Nicholas Dennis Brodee Everett Daniel Dennis Isaiah Strong Nathan Downs Lance Carew Lindsay Allwright

Speedway Karts (9): Nick Belfield Alison Fry Kirsty Driver Tim Fry Yazmin Brown Steve Driver Darrin Uniacke Tristan Roulston Tony Brown

 

 

360 SPRINTCARS

Keen Cleans Up at Awards Night

The Sprintcar Association of Western Australia’s annual presentation night on Saturday night saw Bunbury’s Michael Keen take home six trophies, after what has been a stellar debut season in 360 Sprintcars. An elated Keen was presented with the Western Australian 360 Sprintcar Title trophy off the back of his recent victory at the Perth Motorplex. He also received the 360 Sprintcars Power Series and Bunbury Track Championship winning trophies. The Power Series was won following a close battle with Aldo De Paoli that came down to the final round. “My results in my debut season have certainly exceeded my expectations,” expressed Keen. “To be honest, I really didn’t expect to be this competitive right off the bat, so to come away with both the Power Series and the Western Australian Title was absolutely amazing.” Apart from the three series and championship trophies, Keen picked up a second place trophy in the Bonza 360 Championship point score behind De Paoli and was awarded the Achievement Award for the season. “It’s been a big and satisfying season for us,” said Keen. “I have to thank my team for all of the hard work and late nights they’ve put into the car, as well as our sponsors for all of their support. So much effort has gone into the success we’ve had and none of it would’ve been possible without them.” Keens Race Team is proudly supported in the 2015-16 season by the following sponsors: Dynamite Dan’s Cleaning Services, Keens Driver Training, Keenquip Race Gear, Keen’s Auto Electrics, Panelworx, Monster Graphics, Diesel Force, and D&R Machining. Special thanks: John, Heather, Daniel, Kenedy and Kylie.

To find out more about the Keens Race Team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Keens Race Team.

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – Making Gains in Texas!

(Bill W) May 18, 2016 – Wayne Johnson and the Two-C Racing team made some strides in Texas last weekend. The Oklahoma City driver looked to be headed for the podium at Texas Motor Speedway south of Fort Worth on Friday night before being taken out and suffering a DNF. Saturday, he would finish eighth in the finale at TMS. The team is readying for more 360 action this weekend.

The team has been searching for a balance in the car, and Friday went well. “We were pretty good Friday,” says Wayne. “We were able to run up to third in the heat, and then we were able to get out front and win our Qualifier. That set us up for the redraw.”

Wayne would draw a starting spot outside row three and quickly move forward in the main event. “We were really good in the feature,” he says. “We were passing cars in the rubber, and got up to third. We were able to run anywhere we wanted. We had a restart with four to go, and got taken out by a lapped car. It just wouldn’t go, about spun out and collected me in the process.”

Missing a top four finish meant Wayne would have to start over in Saturday’s finale. “The draw started off bad, but we were able to go from eighth to fourth in the heat,” he says. “We were able to get out front in the Qualifier and we won that.”

It was enough to make the redraw again, and he would again start sixth for the feature. “We were just too tight,” says Wayne. “The balance was off a bit. We were maintaining really. We backed up to eighth at the end.”

Wayne feels that the team is making headway on their balance problem. “We’re definitely gaining on it,” he says. “We’re still changing parts, dyno-ing this and doing that. We’re still just a little bit off. We’re gaining, but we’re still not great.”

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’s first two wins at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas came exactly one year apart, and both saw Garry Lee Maier in the bridesmaid position. On June 18, 1996 he beat Garry, Danny Wood, Bobby Davis Jr. and Terry Gray to the stripe, and on June 18, 1997 he bested Garry Lee, Gary Wright, Sean Michael and Glenn Forbes.

Partner of the Week – The Oil Medics

Wayne says, “We had some problems with our hauler this week around Fort Worth, and Bill Jewell helped get us back on the road. He fixed it, and put some “air tabs” on our truck. It saves us about a mile per gallon with our fuel mileage.”

The Oil Medics provides truck service without the expense or wait of a dealer! Visit them online at www.TheOilMedics.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, Outlaw Wings, City Vending and product sponsors The Oil Medics, Sebastian Sandblasting & Powdercoating, Rod End Supply, Astro Titanium, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Butlerbuilt, Xtreme Accu-Tach, Weld Wheels, Slade Shocks, Kustom Sprint Car Supplies, Fisher Racing Engines, Speedway Graphics and Canyon Apparel.

 

 

Fremont Speedway

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – The next month of racing at Fremont Speedway will certainly live up to “The Track That Action Built” moniker.

“The next six events will be off the chart as far as entertainment and excitement are concerned,” said Rich Farmer, Promoter of Fremont Speedway. “There’s something special and different during each show for fans of all ages.”

It begins Saturday, May 21 on Root’s Poultry Night. It will be Armed Forces Day at the track with $5 general admission to all military personnel – past and present – who present their military identification. A color guard representing each branch of the armed forces will be in attendance for the night’s opening ceremony.

Racing will be the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints; Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints; Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks; and the McCullough Industries 602 Late Models. Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing slated at 7 p.m.

Then it’s a HUGE two days of racing over Memorial Day Weekend. It begins Saturday, May 28 on Jon Wright’s CustomChrome Plating Presents Al Franks Day.

Prior to the night’s racing there will be an American Red Cross Blood drive in the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those donating bled who pre-register prior to the blood drive will get a free t-shirt.

Also, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Rico Abreu will be present a program on anti-bullying in conjunction with the Pace National Bully Prevention Foundation during the opening ceremonies. Fans are encouraged to wear orange to represent Unity Day which will be held in October. There will be information available for fans to take with them about bullying along with raffles and give-aways.

Saturday’s event will be a Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service event for the 410 sprints and will pay $5,000 to win and $500 to start the feature. Farmer said all non-transfer cars will get $300.

“This will be the biggest purse in the eight year history of FAST. This series is growing with more drivers than ever before. I can’t say enough great things about all the marketing partners who help promote the FAST series,” Farmer said.

The 305 sprints will compete for $1,000 to win their feature event. The dirt trucks will also be in competition.

Gates will open at 4 p.m. with racing under way at 7 p.m.

“This race is a way for us to thank our loyal race teams with increased prize money. Every 410 sprint car that makes a competitive lap will get a minimum of $300,” Farmer said.

And, as a way to say thank-you to the fans, tickets are only $18 for adults; $16 for senior citizens; $12 for students; with kids 10 and under getting in free. A pit-pass is $35

Racing will resume Sunday, May 29th on Budweiser Beer Presents the Mike Hensel Memorial. The night’s racing will feature the second appearance of the season of the Rick’s Truck & Equipment Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS). The non-wing sprint cars will battle for $5,000 to win and $333 to start the feature. Also, all non-transfer cars will get $200.

Several BOSS drivers will also be available to meet fans and sign autographs prior to the night’s racing.

It will be a JLH General Contractor 305 FAST Series Presented by Engine Pro point event with the 305 sprints once again battling for $1,000 to win their feature. The 602 late models will also be in action.

Gates will open at 4 p.m. with racing underway at 7 p.m.

Tickets for Sunday night are $20 for adults; $18 for senior citizens; $12 for students; with kids 10 and under getting in free. A pit-pass is $35.

However, if fans purchase a two-day ticket the cost is only a total of $35 for adults; $30 for senior citizens; and $20 for students (ages 11-16).

On Friday, June 3, the best sprint car drivers in the world invade Fremont Speedway for the Ohio Logistics Presents the Kistler Engines Smack Down featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The feature winner will earn $10,000!

The 305 sprints will be featured in twin features – even in points in one and odd in points in the other. The late models will also be in action.

Gates will open at 3 p.m. for this event with racing scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the World of Outlaws are $35 for adults or $40 reserved seats with a free pit pass upgrade. To purchase your reserved seat go to www.fremontohspeedway.com.

The National Tractor Pullers Association and the Sandusky County Ag Society will present a four-class truck and tractor pull at the Fremont Speedway on Saturday, June 4 beginning at 7 p.m.

In high performance pulling, participants strive to drag a metal sled weighing up to 20 tons the greatest distance along a straight, dirt track. Competitors build highly specialized vehicles that resemble farm tractors, trucks, and dragsters and battle for purse money and end-of-season championships. The Fremont, Ohio event is part of the NTPA's Regional National event series; participants will earn points toward championships in Region II (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio) and berths in the Enderle Pull-Off all-star invitational on Saturday, September 17.

Taking center stage at the Fremont pull will be RN classes of Limited Pro Stock and Super Farm Tractors, Two-Wheel-Drive Trucks, and Multi-Engine Modifieds. Expected to defend their 2015 Region II titles will be Brad Boldry of Rochester, Indiana ("Smoke Fever" Limited Pro), Shane Masten of Niles, Michigan ("Thumpin' Pumpkin" Super Farm), Marty Clock of Hartford City, Indiana ("Just Like Clockwork" Two Wheel Drive), and Don Deane of Trafalgar, Indiana ("Plumbers Nitemare" Modified).

To learn more about the NTPA Championship Pulling Series, check out www.NTPAPULL.com.

Tickets are $14 for adults; $12 for senior citizens; $8 for teens ages 11-16; with kids 10 and under getting in free.

The month of excitement continues on Saturday, June 11 for Vision Quest Night. Prior to the night’s racing the 8th Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will take place at 2:30 p.m. under the historic grandstands.

Drivers to be inducted into the hall of fame include Joe Keegan, Ron Leaser, Bobby Sears Jr. and Dave Blaney. Mechanic/car or engine builders to be inducted include Paul Kistler and Dick Willey. Car owners to be inducted will be Roy and Keith Pierce, Len Malloy and Vince Fisher; Supporter/life contributor to be inducted will be Larry Nuber.

It will be a Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service point night for the 410 sprints.

The Race of Legends will also take place, pitting former sprint drivers in 305 sprint cars. The dirt trucks and late models will also be in action.

“We will have a list of the Race of Legends participants soon so keep an eye out on our website. This race has grown into one of those ‘must see’ events. We have retired drivers from around the country contacting us wanting to be a part of this race. I can’t thank the 305 race teams enough for allowing these legends to drive their cars,” Farmer said.

Gates will open at 1 p.m. (a general admission ticket is needed to attend the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.

Tickets are $14 for adults; $12 for senior citizens; $8 for teens ages 11-16; with kids 10 and under getting in free. Pit passes are $30.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or like Fremont Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway and on Twitter @FremontSpeedway.

 

 

BADGER MIDGET SERIES

"70th Opening Night at Angell Park Speedway - May 22”
“IRA Sprint Cars, Badger Midgets, Badger Micros on race slate”

By Bryan Gapinski
Sun Prairie, Wis., May 18---The most diversified schedule in the seventy-year history of Angell Park Speedway begins Sunday Night May 22. The events are the first of the eleven-race season at the popular 1/3-mile clay oval.
“The 70th Opening Night at Angell Park Speedway” will feature the IRA Bumper to Bumper Outlaw Sprint Car Series, Mid-State Equipment / Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Racing Series and Badger 600 Micro Series presented by My Race Pass. Grandstands open at 4:30 pm with practice and qualifying beginning at 6:00 pm, with racing to follow.
The Badger Midget Auto Racing Association which celebrates their 80th season of sanctioning midget auto racing will appear at all eleven events, with various other divisions (see schedule below) racing each night. The schedule includes the first time ever appearance at the track for: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprint Car Series, MOWA Sprint Car Series, Wisconsin Vintage Racing Series and Vintage Racing of Illinois.
Here are some points of review for this weekend’s opener:

---Billy Wood and Kevin Olson each have five Angell Park Speedway (APS)opening night feature victories to lead all drivers. Other multiple winners include: Keith Thomas with four wins. Miles Melius, Kevin Doty, Dan Boorse, and Jerry Coons with three each. Two-time winners are: Boyd Calvert, Marty Davis, Davey Ray, Brad Kuhn and Scott Hatton.

---Five of the last twelve years the APS opening night feature winner has also won the Badger Championship: Scott Hatton (2004), Brad Kuhn (2006 & 07), Bubba Altig (2011) and Christopher Bell (2014).

---Two father-son combinations have won APS opening night features: Don Vogler (1966) & Rich Vogler (1990) and Lars Lein (1975) & Hans Lein (1993).

---Ten times opening night has suffered a rain out forcing postponement to the next available race night.

---Norm Nelson won the first Badger Midget feature at APS on June 2, 1946. The third annual Norm Nelson Classic will be run at Angell Park on June 5.

2016 Angell Park Speedway Schedule
May 22 IRA Sprints, Badger Midgets and Micro’s
May 29 Thiel Memorial Badger Midgets, Micro’s, WIMS Mini Sprints, Vintage Stock Cars
June 5th IRA Sprints, Badger Midgets and Wisconsin Dirt Legends
June 19th IRA Sprints, Badger Midgets and Micro’s
July 3rd Pepsi Nationals POWRi Nat’l Midgets, Badger Midgets, Micro’s, Wis. Dirt Legends
July 17 IRA Sprints, Badger Midgets, Wis. Dirt Legends
July 31 Badger Midgets, Micro’s, Wis. Dirt Legends, Wis. wingless Sprints
Aug 14 Badger Midgets, Micro’s, Wis. Dirt Legends, Wis. wingLESS Sprints, MSA Sprints
Aug 21 Miller Lite Cornfest IRA Sprints, Badger Midgets, Micro’s
Aug 28 IRA & MOWA Sprints, Badger Midgets, Wis.Dirt Legends
Sept 4 Badger Midgets, Micro’s, Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints
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DONNY SCHATZ

Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance Team Ventures into Hostile Territory
INDIANAPOLIS (May 18, 2016) – There is always a great debate when it comes to rivalries in sports. Who gets more passionate about the rivalry? Is it the competitors themselves or is it the fans? There are rivalries within the rugged World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman® Sprint Car Series that spark great conversations, but the loudest banter comes three times each season when the traveling Sprint car stars venture to The Keystone State for their annual battles with the “Pennsylvania Posse.”

Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz embarks upon the first of those highly anticipated matchups with Wednesday’s Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway in Abbotstown, followed Friday and Saturday nights by the Morgan Cup at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg. The seven-time and reigning WoO champion leads the Outlaws into their first battle with the Posse behind the wheel of the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance J&J.

Schatz learned early in his career about the passion the Posse fans have for their local favorites and he respects that the contingent of racers in Pennsylvania give the Outlaws their toughest competition each season. With a lot of hard work during his 19-year WoO career, Schatz has earned his share of victories over the Posse, and his 19 career wins (15 WoO A-Feature and four WoO preliminary feature) at Williams Grove are his most at any track on the schedule. He has 23 of his 209 career WoO A-Features in Pennsylvania.

Last May, he scored one of those wins by racing past Posse member Greg Hodnett on lap 17 of the 25-lap A-Feature. The victory was one of his career-best 31 WoO A-Feature triumphs scored last season. In the three other stops at the famed half-mile, dirt oval last season, Schatz finished second to continue a streak of 14 consecutive top-10 finishes. In that stretch, he has won four times and finished on the podium a total of 10 times.

The Fargo, North Dakota driver is still seeking his first triumph at Lincoln Speedway. The 3/8-mile, dirt oval hosted the Outlaws regularly during his first two seasons on tour in 1997 and 1998 and, after a 13-year hiatus, the series returned to the track in 2012. Schatz had his best result during that May race in 2012 when he challenged Posse member Danny Dietrich lap after lap for the lead during the final half of the race and came home second.

The week of action concludes Sunday night when the Outlaws travel north to Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway. Last May, the Outlaws made their debut at the 3/8-mile, dirt oval and Schatz followed his victory at Williams Grove two nights earlier with a flag-to-flag victory.

Heading into this week’s action, Schatz has earned 16 consecutive top-10 finishes and 23 in 25 WoO races in 2016. His five triumphs this season are second only to current WoO championship points leader Brad Sweet’s six. Schatz has earned 15 top-five finishes and is second in the championship standings with 3,402 points, trailing Sweet by 105 markers with 62 races remaining this season.

Race fans unable to attend this week’s races can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Fans can watch the Gettysburg Clash and both nights of the Morgan Cup through pay-per-view, or listen free as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO Craftsman 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.

Wednesday at Lincoln, the pit gates open at 3:30 p.m. EDT with the grandstands opening at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, call (717) 624-2755, or visit www.LincolnSpeedway.com.

Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove, the pit gates will open at 3 p.m. EDT with the grandstands opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. For more details and ticket information, call the track at (717) 679-5000 or visit www.williamsgrove.com

Sunday at Weedsport, the pit gates will open at 2 p.m. EDT with the grandstands opening at 4 p.m. Hot laps are slated to begin at 6 p.m. Visit weedsportspeedway.com or call 315-834-3067 to get more information.

Donny Schatz, Driver of the No. 15 TSR Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance J&J:


This week begins the first of three trips into one of the tougher regions you compete. What makes racing in Pennsylvania different than anywhere else you go?

“It’s the passion. The fans are great. We love coming in to Pennsylvania and racing. Obviously, we race all across the country trying to win races. They have some really good teams and drivers who have a great understanding of how to succeed at their tracks. Williams Grove was one of the toughest places for me to get a handle on early in my career. It’s still tough every time we pull in there, but I’m surrounded by a team of guys – Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti – who work really hard and are motivated to succeed. That passion you feed from the fans there makes it a lot of fun for all of us. The Outlaws versus the Posse. We want to beat everyone we race but, when we go into Pennsylvania, you hear a lot more about who is winning and finishing where. It’s great for our sport and I’ve been really fortunate to be part of it for the past 19 years.”

This week can be very important in regard to the big picture. The competition is stout. The tracks are tough. Getting good finishes is going to be extremely difficult. Is there any added importance to having good results this week?

“Every race is important to us, but this week offers us four chances and then we come back next week with three more races. We are still working to get the Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance machine performing the way we want it to. We know we’ll have big fields at Lincoln and Williams Grove, so there is going to be a lot of pressure to get qualified well. The new WoO format has put extra emphasis on qualifying already and it just gets amped up this week. The tracks tend to be pretty fast early in the night so, if you want to make the dash, you are going to have to start up front. This is the time of the year where you can really start building some momentum. Having success against the caliber of completion that we’ll be racing with this week would give us a big boost, as well. The bottom line for us right now is getting ourselves performing at a really high level and that is what our focus is on.”

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Lasoski Facing National Sprint League Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 18, 2016) - Danny Lasoski has high expectations for this weekend when Big Game Motorsports will compete in a pair of National Sprint League events.

The Muddy sponsored team is slated to head to Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on Friday for the $10,000-to-win Folkens Brothers Trucking Spring Nationals, which is the season-opening event at the recently renovated track.

"We're proud and honored to be going to Jackson," he said. "Tod (Quiring) and his team have put forth the utmost effort to bring Jackson to something in my life I thought I'd never see. It's a phenomenal place."

Lasoski placed 22nd during the Folkens Brothers Trucking Spring Nationals last year after being involved in an early crash. However, he posted top-four finishes in three other National Sprint League events at the half-mile oval in 2015.

"We had a driver error that cost us during the Folkens Brothers Trucking Spring Nationals last season," he said. "Hopefully we can get the job done and bring the victory home on Friday."

The Muddy backed team will wrap this weekend up on Saturday when the National Sprint League makes its season debut at Knoxville Raceway, where Lasoski has two feature victories and is currently second in the championship standings.

Lasoski won twice, placed second and ended fourth during four National Sprint League races at Knoxville Raceway last season.

"We have a great track record at Knoxville Raceway," he said. "It's very exciting that the NSL will be at Jackson and Knoxville this weekend. The competition will be really stiff. It's two big money races. Our team has worked hard and we're hoping to win both races."

Lasoski competed at Knoxville Raceway last Saturday. He qualified sixth quickest, finished fifth in a heat race and captured a ninth-place result during the main event.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 14 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 9 (3).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 7 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the $10,000-to-win Folkens Brothers Trucking Spring Nationals and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, with the National Sprint League

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

MUDDY -

Muddy has always been known for its exceptionally high-end features and unwavering quality. The line has recently been expanded and revolutionized to contain even more options, including ladderstands, tripods and ground blinds as well as hang-ons and harnesses. For more information, visit http://www.GoMuddy.com.

BIG GAME TREESTANDS -

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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 2016.

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

 

 

Rides Available for 2-Seat Supermodified Future Legends Program on May 28

OSWEGO, NY (May 18, 2016) – Ever since it arrived on the scene, the Canale Insurance and Accounting 2-seat Supermodified has been doing Ride with the Legends every International Classic Weekend.

Some of the top drivers in Supermodified racing have given rides to people who want to know the thrill of being in a real race car, with a top notch driver behind the wheel.

Over the years drivers such as Pat Abold, Eddie Bellinger, Joe Gosek, Davey Hamilton, Mike Ordway, Randy Ritskes and Bentley Warren, all members of the Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame, have driven the car.

Now something new has been added. By popular demand in 2016 the Oswego Speedway will be offering Rides With the FUTURE Legends.

Five of the most popular young drivers will be taking people for the ride of a lifetime Saturday morning of Port City Weekend. Saturday morning, May 28, 2016 you will be able to take a ride in the 2-seat Supermodified with one of these drivers behind the wheel: Jeff Abold, Michael Barnes, Dan Connors, Dave Danzer, or Dave Gruel.

Imagine yourself taking the green flag with one of the Future Legends behind the wheel. All rides will be five laps under the green around the fast 5/8 mile Oswego Speedway. You’ll be hitting speeds you never thought possible, feeling G forces you’ve only heard about. Talk about a great gift for that special person in your life!

All rides are $250.00. Each driver will give just four people the ride of a lifetime. To schedule your ride call the Oswego Speedway at 315-342-0646. Ride with the Future Legends, Saturday, May 28, 2016, Port City Weekend at the Oswego Speedway.

Oswego Speedway office hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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’.

 

 

Helms Venturing West with All Stars to Lincoln Speedway and Wilmot Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - LERNERVILLE, Pa. (May 18, 2016) - Caleb Helms is heading west this weekend for an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions doubleheader.

Helms will make his debut at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Ill., on Friday before he makes only his second career start at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., on Saturday.

"Sometimes it's tough (going to unfamiliar tracks) if there are little nuances with the track that you have to pick up where you just have to run laps to figure it out," he said. "It seems like we do this more and more and it gets easier to pick up where you need to be and how to run around the track."

Helms was in contention for a great finish during his lone trip to Wilmot Raceway in July 2013 before a mechanical problem relegated him to a 17 th-place result.

"We were running fourth with four laps to go and had a rocker arm break," he said. "I remember the track was rough on top and the leaders were running the bottom. I think it can get wide there."

Helms is coming off a 16th-place result with the All Stars last Friday at Lernerville Speedway, where he opened the event by qualifying 21 st quickest.

"We were pushing like a boathouse in qualifying and I didn't qualify good," he said. "Then we raced our way into the feature through the heat race."

Helms advanced from sixth to fifth place in a heat race to lock into the 17th starting position for the main event.

"In the feature I wasn't quite comfortable," he said. "There was a cushion around the top of the track and two cars had flipped. We were running it, but I wanted to make sure I saved my equipment so I was probably too conservative."

Last Saturday's All Star race at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pa., rained out.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 13 - Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 16 (17).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Ill., and Saturday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://HelmsRacing40.wix.com/HelmsRacing

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caleb_Helms40

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Helms.Motorsports

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Helms Construction Inc.

Helms Construction Inc. is a general construction company based in Findlay, Ohio.

"Helms Construction Inc. is my father's business, which helps us get from race to race," Helms said. "The people who make Helms Construction Inc. successful are the ones who make this opportunity possible for us. My dad is the only reason I have had the opportunity to race and everything I've accomplished so far is directly related to him."

Helms would also like to thank Shelves.com, Helms and Sons Excavating, Kistler Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers and Larson Trucking & Heavy Equipment Repair for their continued support.

 

 

White Posts Career-Best ASCS National Tour Result at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (May 18, 2016) - Harli White earned her career-best Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour result last Saturday during the Texas World Dirt Track Championships to cap a successful weekend at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

The doubleheader began on Friday with White placing sixth in a heat race and seventh in a qualifier. That relegated her to a B Main, where she captured the third-and-final transfer into the back of the 20-lap main event.

"We were fast, but the track started rubbering up so there wasn't much passing," she said. "We just couldn't do much with how the track was. I think if we could have started further up (in the feature) we'd have done more. Starting last put a damper on us, but we finished the race and we didn't tear up anything other than tires."

White maneuvered from 22nd to score a 13th-place finish, which earned her the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

That provided momentum entering Saturday's finale, which White opened by advancing from seventh to fourth place in a heat race before she won a qualifier. That put her ninth in overall points entering the main event.

"We had a good car again," she said. "I got a few spots early in the race and I was on (Matt) Covington most of the race. I was faster, but he never messed up and I couldn't seem to get around him. It's hard passing those guys racing at this level because they don't make mistakes."

White maintained a top 10 throughout the feature before posting a sixth-place result, which was her best with the series.

"Whenever I came in from running sixth everyone was pumped," she said. "My dad was like, 'I feel like we just won a NASCAR race.' We all felt like that was a win for us with what we've been dealing with this season. We have a roll going now. We're excited to go racing. We're going to see if we can get some top fives and wins."

White is scheduled to return to sprint car action this Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., and Saturday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., with the ASCS Red River Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 13 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 6 (3); Qualifier: 7 (10); B Main: 3 (3); Feature: 13 (22).

May 14 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 4 (7); Qualifier: 1 (2); Feature: 6 (9).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 3 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., and Saturday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., with the ASCS Red River Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Harli-White-Racing-116791735008839/?fref=ts

APPAREL -

White has various t-shirt designs ranging from youth small to adult 4XL available for purchase at her race trailer every time she competes and at http://www.harliwhiteracing.net/shopping/.

AUSTRALIAN PARTNERSHIP -

White is seeking additional marketing partners to help offset the costs of taking advantage of an opportunity to race in Australia throughout the offseason. To talk with her more email HarliWhite17w@gmail.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Mower Shop

The Mower Shop, which was established in 1986 in Fort Smith, Ark., is a Grasshopper specialist and a leading supplier of lawnmower parts. For more information, visit http://www.The-Mower-Shop-Inc.com.

"The Olson's are super nice people," White said. "They have a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation each year and raise a lot of money for a great cause, including more than $120,000 in 2015. They are a perfect fit for Harli White Racing and we're so happy to have them as part of the team."

White would also like to thank The Body Works, Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., Mesilla Valley Transportation, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Sea Foam, Jerry Tucker Rhoustabout, LLC, PXP Racewear, RaceChic, Shiners Hospitals for Children, Superflow Testers and Golden Triangle Fire Protection for their continued support.

 

 

Richard Vander Weerd Battles To Sixth With USAC/CRA Series

PETERSEN MEDIA- Competing aboard both a winged an non winged sprint car over the weekend, Richard Vander Weerd had a tough weekend in both cars, but was able to fight his way to a sixth place finish on Saturday night.

“Friday night I was relearning how to drive a winged car and we definitely struggled, and on Saturday night in the non wing car we had issues in our heat that put us at the rear of the feature, and on a pretty tricky track we were able to work our way up to sixth,” Vander Weerd said.

Checking in at the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA on Friday night, Vander Weerd would make his first winged start of the season. Laying down what he thought was a good lap in time trials, Vander Weerd would end up 17th quickest.

Starting at the back of his heat race, Vander Weerd would show a little rust aboard his Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development/Battery Worx No. 10 machine as he would finish in the seventh position.

Lining up deep in the field for the feature event, Vander Weerd would spend the early portions of the main getting a feel for his mount, but would unfortunately go a lap down. When a late yellow flew the double file restart would force him to the back of the pack, and Vander Weerd would be pleased with how he felt on the restart.

Able to make some headway, Vander Weerd would work his way up to the eighth place car on the lead lap as he made some good laps. The final lap of the race would see the Visalia, CA driver get into the cushion to hard and get into the tires off of turn four which would bring his night to an end just shy of the checkered flag.

Heading to the Thunderbowl Raceway on Saturday night to battle with the USAC/CRA Series, Vander Weerd would get off to a great start as he timed in second fastest in qualifying time trials.

Heat race action saw Vander Weerd battle for the second spot, but he would lose a power steering line and be forced into the infield which put him at the tail of the field for the feature event.

On a very technical track that offered drivers a little bit of everything, Vander Weerd was smooth as he attacked the daunting Thunderbowl. With passing cars challenging for most, Vander Weerd worked his way up to finish in the sixth spot at the finish.

“Saturday night we had a really good car, but we got stuck starting in the back for the feature,” Vander Weerd added. “It’s the typical story, but I really feel like we are battling for a podium if we start at the front of the race, that’s how good my car felt.”

Richard and his Vander Weerd Racing team would like to thank Vander Weerd Construction, Stonegate Development, Battery Worx, Mid-Valley Pipe, Basic Industries, Factory Kahne Shocks, Steve Watt Enterprises, FK Rod Ends, PXP Racewear and K&N for their support in 2016.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-10, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-7.

ON TAP: Richard will travel to the Ventura Raceway this Saturday night to pilot Mike Sala’s midget in the USAC Western States midget event.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Vander Weerd Racing by ‘Liking’ them on facebook at www.facebook.com/VanderWeerdRacing.

 

 

Victories Continue To Roll In With KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: From California to Pennsylvania and in both winged and non winged sprint cars wins came in bunches for drivers and team choosing to use KSE Racing Products.

Out west, Jonathan Allard and Willie Croft each found victory lane during big time races. Allard picked up the Bill Brownell Memorial at the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night, while Willie Croft cashed in at the Thunderbowl Raceway on Saturday night during the King of the West Series’ Faria Memorial.

In the Hoosier state, David Gravel and Brad Sweet each repeated with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series as Sweet won the series’ first ever race at the Plymouth Speedway, and Gravel led all 40-laps to pick up the win at the Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN.

The Knoxville Raceway saw a pair of drivers pick up wins with KSE Racing Products as Justin Henderson returned to victory lane with the 360ci division, while Brian Brown used a late race pass to pick up another win with the mighty 410’s.

Greg Hodnett stayed red hot in PA as he won at Lincoln Speedway. In ASCS Action in Texas it was Aaron Reutzel winning the Texas World Dirt Track Championship, while Kevin Thomas, Jr got things at the Kokomo Raceway kicked off in grand style on Sunday night.

Danny Martin Jr, Chris Andrews, Jon Stanbrough, and Derek Hagar also had great weekends as they each picked up victory lane trophies.

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 .

 

 

J&J Auto Racing Teams Post Four Victories Winning Campaign Across Four States Highlight Week

McKenzie, Tenn. (May 18, 2016) – J&J Auto Racing team’s winning ways continued last week as they marched across four states and earned as many victories for the McKenzie, Tenn., based chassis manufacturer’s brand. Scoring wins for J&J were Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Wade Nygaard, Derek Hagar and Tyler Drueke. In a very young 2016 campaign, J&J Auto Racing teams have earned 49 victories to-date.

EAGLE RACEWAY – EAGLE, NE

Tyler Drueke picked up his third victory of the 2016 season at Eagle (Neb.) Raceway on Saturday, May 14. Starting from the eighth position, Drueke drove the No. 12 Drueke Racing entry to the front of the field to grab the checkered flag. The victory didn’t come easily, as Drueke had to navigate early race congestion on his way to the front. Reaching lapped traffic, Drueke used the cars as a pick to move forward on his march to the front of the field. For more information regarding Drueke, follow him on Twitter @TylerDrueke or follow Drueke Racing on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/DruekeRacing.

TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY – FORT WORTH, TX

Sam Hafertepe, Jr., had a huge weekend at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, picking up an impressive win and podium finish in the Texas World Dirt Track Championship with the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS.) On Friday, May 13, Hafertepe pulled a great draw to earn him an outside the front row starting position for his heat race. Driving the No. 15H to a commanding win in heat race action, Hafertepe finished second in his respective qualifier event to gain the third starting position for the A-main. Quickly finding the moisture on the inside of the track, Hafertepe wasted little time in heading to the front and grabbing a decisive win in Friday’s preliminary event.

Locked into Saturday’s A-main event, Hafertepe was blistering fast in Hotlaps prior to the feature event. A tire change didn’t pan out as expected for the No. 15H in the A-main finale, but Hafertepe drove a solid race to earn a third place finish. For more information regarding Hafertepe, visit www.Sam15.com or follow him on Twitter @SamHafertepeJr.

DEVILS LAKE SPEEDWAY – CRARY, ND

Wade Nygaard won his second feature event of 2016 on Saturday, May 14, besting a stout field of Northern Outlaw Sprint Association (NOSA) competitors at Devils Lake Speedway in Crary, ND. Nygaard has proclaimed the 1/3-mile facility as his favorite, and he wasted little time putting an exclamation point on that statement with a decisive win last weekend. Taking the lead in the No. 9N around the midway point of the A-main event, Nygaard held the top spot through several restarts to take the checkered flag. Follow Nygaard on Twitter @wadenygaard or the NOSA Series @NOSAsprints.

RIVERSIDE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY – WEST MEMPHIS, AR

Derek Hagar earned an impressive fifth victory of 2016 with a win in the Hooker Hood Classic at Riverside International Speedway (RIS) on Saturday, May 14. The triumph was Hagar’s second consecutive event victory in as many years. Hagar put on a demonstration in domination in the No. 9JR entry, winning his heat race, dash event and the A-main in commanding fashion. For more information regarding Hagar, follow him on Twitter @HagarDerek.com or visit http://www.derekhagarracing.com/.

For more than 40 years, J&J Auto Racing has been a leader in racecar chassis manufacturing. With intricate attention to detail and a willingness to provide chassis to the consumer’s specifications, J&J has taken its place as a leader in Sprint car racing innovation and safety. Founded and headed by Jack and Bonnie Elam, J&J Auto Racing is based in McKenzie, Tenn. For more information regarding J&J Auto Racing, please visit www.jandjautoracing.com or follow the brand on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JJ-Auto-Racing-199865997589/.

 

 

HAUBSTADT HERO: Gravel Pushes CJB's Streak to Three-in-a-Row at Tri-State
Podium finish at Plymouth gives team momentum heading into first east coast swing

CARLISLE, PA. - May 18, 2016 - David Gravel knew there would be some added pressure as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series rolled into Tri-State Speedway near Haubstadt, Ind.
The CJB Motorsports team that Gravel drives for visited victory lane at the famous bullring in 2014 and 2015. It was up to the Watertown, Conn. driver to take the streak to three years running.

Mission accomplished.

"We had a really great weekend," said Gravel, driver of the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "To go out and get a quick time at Haubstadt and run as well as we did at both tracks was a real boost to our team."


Fresh off of back-to-back top-5's at Eldora Speedway, Gravel and the #5 team ventured to Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway for the series inaugural tilt at the 3/8th's mile oval. Timing in 10th overall set the tone for the night but the true story for the CJB crew was how the team rallied from the 14th starting position in the A-main to finish 3rd.

"The track was awesome - it widened out, there was a cushion and you could just run everywhere," said Gravel, who has an average finish of 7.4 through 27 events this season. " We were struggling for grip all night long so we through something at it for the feature and it clicked. I was getting close to the front and could've made a run at the guys up front but got caught in lap traffic. It's awesome running this car, starting in 14th and getting on the podium, I can't complain."

The tour stayed within the friendly confines of the Hoosier state by making a 275-mile trip south to Haubstadt and the Tri-State Speedway. The track, known as the "Class Track," the speedway has been kind to CJB Motorsports as the team won there in 2014 and again in 2015.

"The CJB Motorsports car is obviously pretty good at Haubstadt after Paul [McMahan] won the two years previously, so I had to back that up," said Gravel, who picked up his first quick time award of the year at the quarter-mile bullring. "Getting our first quick time of the season felt great and just put us in such a great position for the rest of the night. Being on the outside of the front row for the feature helped as we raced down into turn one and that's what got us the lead. We had to work for that one as we had some good battles during the feature. Hopefully, this leads to more wins to come and a great season."

The series now moves to the east for the first time in 2016. CJB Motorsports will look to defend its home turf of Pennsylvania as events at Lincoln Speedway (on Wednesday, May 18th) and Williams Grove Speedway (Friday, May 20th & Saturday, May 21st) populate the schedule. Veteran Sammy Swindell will rejoin Gravel to give CJB a one-two punch. Gravel and the #5 team will then head north to Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway.

"Lincoln has been a good and bad place for me," said Gravel, who finished 11th in last years 'Gettysburg Clash' at the track near Abbottstown, Pa. "Pill draw will be crucial there. Your night gets so much better when you can time in well. Racing against the Pennsylvania guys is tough and we certainly have our work cut out for us. Williams Grove is similar to Lincoln in that I've had some success and bad luck there. It's a big track and Barry will have a great setup for us up there. I'm looking forward to it. Weedsport is a typical New York track in that it is dry and slick most of the time. We've been good in that so I hope that that will continue for us. I may have some family coming up for that one so it'll be a nice night."

"I've run there quite a bit," said Swindell, referring to Lincoln Speedway, a track that he has four career Outlaw victories at. "The straightaways are a little higher than the turns so that makes it unique. Turns three and four are a lot more pronounced than turns one and two so that makes it tricky. With the level competition with the local cars, qualifying is very important. It's a fun place to drive and a hard track to get ahold of. It makes it challenging from a drivers' standpoint. Williams Grove is a lot of the same. You have your work cut out for you when you go there. Sometimes you can run flat out around there. Other times it's more technical. It can get tight in traffic in turns three and four. I enjoy it because it's tough. We're looking forward to being there and grabbing the win."

CAR #5 2016 STATS:
Events: 27
Quick Times: 1
Wins: 2
Top-5's: 14
Top-10's: 19
Heat Race Wins: 8
Dash Wins: 1
Average Time Trial: 8.69
Average A-main finish: 7.4
Total Laps Led: 75

CAR #1 2016 STATS:
Events: 19
Quick Times: 1
Wins: 0
Top-5's: 3
Top-10's: 7
Heat Race Wins: 4
Dash Wins: 0
Average Time Trial: 14
Average A-main finish: 11.8
Total Laps Led: 0

UP NEXT:
The 'Greatest Show on Dirt' heads to the northeast for the first time in 2016 with dates at Lincoln Speedway near Abbottsown, Pa. on Wednesday, May 18th, Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pa. on Friday, May 20th and Saturday, May 21st and Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway on Sunday, May 22nd.

BOX SCORE:

CAR #5:

Date Track Size Time Trial Heat start Heat finish Dash start Dash finish "A" start "A" finish Laps Led
5/13/2016 Plymouth 0.375 10 5 5 14 3 0
5/14/2016 Tri-State 0.25 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 40

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CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with drivers David Gravel & Sammy Swindell. Founded in 2005, the Chad and Jenn Clemens owned organization has worked to establish a standard of excellence in short track racing through fielding competitive entries and providing exceptional exposure for marketing partners. The team is based out of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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Robert Stout to Make USAC Debut at the "Carb Night Classic...The Race Before the 500" Featuring the USAC Silver Crown Championship

May 18, 2016 / For Immediate Release

Brownsburg, Indiana - Robert Stout, a two-time National Champion in sports car racing and reigning King of the Wing Rookie of the Year, will compete against the best of the USAC Silver Crown series competitors Friday night May 27th at Lucas Oil Raceway in the "Carb Night Classic...The Race Before the 500".

The month of May in Indianapolis is a special time for all race fans and 2016 is a pinnacle year with the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. While the 500 is the marque event there is no shortage of racing in the Indianapolis area for the entire month - the prestigious Carb Night Classic will take place on Friday night before the running of the 500 in front of a packed house of racing dignitaries.

Stout will join Silver Crown starTanner Swanson as a teammate driving for Mike Bowman of Bowman Racing in Brad Armstrong's Beast chassis Silver Crown car. Stout will make his debut with the support of his long time sponsor Lucas Oil Products as they debut the Lucas Oil Racing TV No. 21 machine.

Bowman has had incredible success with his racing endeavors as a team owner over the years including multiple wins at the Little 500 with Eric Gordon behind the wheel and wins at the Carb Night Classic as recently as last year with Tanner Swanson.

"We are part-time racers at this point," said Bowman. "We don't run the entire Silver Crown series but when we do come out we have full intentions of winning! We've been very fortunate in this industry and have had the great pleasure of working with some very talented individuals along the way. Our entire team is made up of volunteers and they all love what they do. We don't do it much but when we do we're ready! We tested Stout a couple of years ago and he did a solid job right away. He was racing sports cars at the time and schedules just didn't work out. Lately he's been driving a winged sprint car for Davey Hamilton and has done a great job so the timing just made sense to put him in the second car and give him a shot. We know the car is good as Ryan Newman set fast time with it last year but Robert is brand new to the Silver Crown game and these 100 lap events can get pretty tricky at the end. I'm sure he'll be fine and anything in the top 5 will be a successful night for him. His Crew Chief Brent Elmore is extremely talented, Tanner will work with him and Eric Gordon will be his spotter so Robert will be surrounded by some very good people."

"What an awesome opportunity," said Stout. "I have to thank Mike Bowman and Brad Armstrong for taking a chance on me and without the wonderful people of Lucas Oil this would just not be possible! This is a huge event with tons of exposure in front of all the right people and I can't imagine being with a better team! I'm proud Lucas Oil choose me to represent their new app and I encourage everyone to check it out on-line at LucasOilRacing.TV. In a perfect world I wish I had some seat time in one of these things since they do drive a good bit different than the winged sprint cars not to mention the races are 60 laps longer than anything we do but I wouldn't trade this opportunity for the world."

Stout will immediately follow his USAC Silver Crown debut weekend with his first appearance at the prestigious two-day Diamond Cup event held at Meridian Speedway in Meridian ID, June 3rd & 4th behind the wheel of his No. 23 GT Motorsports prepared Lucas Oil, SC Fuels, King of the Wing sprint car.

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TKS Motorsports – Knoxville Podium Run Sets up Big Weekend!

(Bill W) May 17, 2016 – The progression continued for the TKS Motorsports #2KS team and driver Craig Dollansky last Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa. The Elk River, Minnesota driver stormed from row five to finish third in the 20-lap feature event. This weekend, the team heads for the newly remodeled Jackson Motorplex and the $10,000 to win Folkens Brothers Trucking Spring Nationals in Minnesota on Friday. They’ll return for the first $5,000 to win National Sprint League event at Knoxville Saturday.

Craig timed in 11th quick Saturday after coming out 23rd in the order. “We made a lot of changes last week,” says Troy Renfro, TMS Motorsports crew chief and owner. “A lot of it has to do with Craig and I being ‘Old School’. We had hung onto some of our past ideas with the car, and with the tires and other things that are different now, you can’t do that. I think we’ve done a lot of those things for so long and been successful, but sometimes you need to change your ways of doing things.”

The team has been looking for more, especially at Knoxville. Most of that centers around getting Craig comfortable in the car. “I’ve always been a big believer in working together with the driver, and we’ve been able to do that,” says Troy. “To give Craig the feel and balance he wants, our communication is really important. We had been good away from Knoxville in the past, but we struggled on the big half-mile. We’ve just found some more speed this year.”

Troy says things are going great under the hood. “We bought a new HP motor over the winter and it runs great. Our other motor is taken care of by Jeff and Sam Jones and Scott Gerkin with 1 Way Technologies. That thing is running really well too. I think we have the motor side handled. We’ve been qualifying a little better, but we were still looking for the balance we needed.”

They found it on Saturday, when Craig picked his way forward from ninth and ended on the podium. “Things seem to be headed in a good direction,” says Troy. “There were maybe a couple things on the car we could have changed to get Craig to the front quicker. Overall, we were happy with the balance of the car. Struggling at Knoxville is unusual for him and for me. It was good to be up front again.”

Brooke Tatnell led much of the race before settling for second behind the other Casey’s General Stores car of Brian Brown. “I was happy for Brooke too,” says Troy. “We’re best friends, and we talk about every day. It’s been good for Craig and Brooke as well. Brooke’s been in kind of the same boat we’ve been in in that he’s ‘Old School’ too. If the car is telling you something, you better compensate for it. We’re looking forward to running with the NSL this weekend.”

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Dills Runs into Engine Woes at Cottage Grove Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (May 17, 2016) - There's not much worse for a sprint car driver than to hear strange sounds coming from the engine. That's exactly what Patrick Dills experienced last Friday at Cottage Grove Speedway.

The night began with Dills timing in second quickest in qualifying before rallying from fourth to second place in a heat race. He then placed third in the dash.

"In the dash I heard something in the motor," he said. "After the dash we pushed it back off and let the engine builder listen to it and he told us to park it. It's a shame because the car was pretty good all night."

Dills said he's awaiting word from the engine builder on the extent of the damages.

"We were scheduled to be off this coming week so that gives us a little time to get things put back together," Dills said. "I'm excited to race the 360 sprint car coming up."

The mechanical woes dropped Dills from atop the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints point standings to fifth. He will return to action in 360ci sprint car competition on May 28-29 at Cottage Grove Speedway.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 13 - Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 3 (3); Feature: DNS (-).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

May 28-29 at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.

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"The business is owned by our attorney, Jacob Daniels," Dills said. "He wants to see us succeed and has supported us for two years. Jacob has also helped us out a lot in getting other sponsors involved with the team."

Dills would also like to thank Jerry Dills Trucking, Jacob Daniels, Attorney at Law, BC Motorsports, Faye Stewart for U.S. Senate, Cedric Ross Hayden Oregon State Representative, API, Bonnichsen Repair, Devine Continuous Gutters, M.D. Yearous Logging, Inc., Lynn Mulligan Trucking, Rocket Designs, Dirt Monkey Productions and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – Big Weekend Ahead!

(Bill W) May 17, 2016 – Terry McCarl and the TMAC Motorsports #24 team will follow up a pair of shows last weekend with the World of Outlaws in Indiana with two big events this Friday and Saturday night. Friday, the Altoona, Iowa driver will attempt to repeat his winning performance a year ago at the new Jackson Motorplex’s Folkens Brothers Spring Nationals in Minnesota. Saturday, Badlands Motor Speedway opens in Brandon, South Dakota with the Silver Shootout, featuring a large payout in silver bars including 166 10 oz. bars for the winner.

Last weekend, the Bob Newton Classic opened things up for the WoO in Indiana at Plymouth Speedway. “Going over there gave us two races as opposed to staying home and getting one,” says TMAC. “Bob Newton and the whole Hoosier family have been a huge part of my racing success and my family. I met Bob down in Florida years ago. They came up with the D10 for East Bay, and it really changed Hoosier’s whole deal around. I thought they would work at some other tracks, so we started using them other places. They gave Junior Holbrook and I some tires, and things took off from there. I felt we were a small part of getting Hoosier out there across the country. They are great people and they’ve always treated me well.”

TMAC had some issues on the track. “It was a fun racetrack,” he says. “Unfortunately, we broke a throttle arm on our motor last week, and all we had was an older one. It kept flipping. I went out in time trials, and could only go half throttle (21st quick). I went out in the heat and the same thing happened (running seventh). We got a new one from Tim Engler for the B main (fifth to third) and Doug (Rankin) got things squared away.”

That would put him towards the rear of the feature. “By that point, we were starting 21st and we couldn’t do much (finished 17th),” says TMAC. “I was disappointed we couldn’t put on a better show for the Hoosier guys and family. It was a fun racetrack though, and I’m looking forward to going back. They have all new stands and a video board. It was a cool racetrack.”

It was on to the Tri-State Speedway bullring near Haubstadt Saturday. “Tommy Helfrich is a great promoter and does a great job with his racetrack,” says TMAC. “A lot of guys don’t like it, but it’s one of my favorites. We’ve had our share of ups and downs. We won a big race there back in 1996 in Brad Gray’s car, and I’ve flipped there too. To me, it’s the closest to racing a non-wing car with a wing on it. You really have to pitch the car a lot and let the tires rip. It’s just a lot of fun.”

TMAC would time in ninth quick. “We qualified well enough,” he says. “I’m not a huge fan of the new Outlaw format. For a guy like me, who’s a little heavier, it’s tough. It’s just harder to qualify in the top six. When I choose to race with them, I know I choose to race their format, but the current one doesn’t fit my style very well. But we need to get a little faster and qualify better.”

He would lineup third to start the heat. “I caught myself in a bad spot battling with Greg Wilson,” says TMAC. “He got a good jump and we were neck and neck into turn one. He took the air off me, and I got myself in a bad spot and ended up back in fifth. I do like the part of the format where you start where you finish in the heat. That did hurt us at Haubstadt, because we were back in row eight, but I still like that part of it.”

The heat finish meant starting the main event 15th. “We didn’t throw in the towel,” says TMAC. “You can come from the back at that track and have a good run if you’re fast enough. We were coming up through there, but the track was maybe a little bit too wet for my liking. I got to ninth and we were racing side by side with Joey (Saldana). We were both all over the place. My new Maxim that we just had picked up was working about anywhere I wanted, but I just couldn’t quite squeak by him. It was a lot of fun.”

TMAC is stoked about this weekend’s events. “I’m just so excited about racing in the Midwest right now,” he says. “What’s going on with the NSL, Jackson and with Badlands Motor Speedway is great. It’s not just great for us drivers, but it’s great for the fans, and sponsors and potential sponsors. It’s a great opportunity to get people to the track that haven’t been there. As a driver, a fan and promoter, I’m really excited what’s going on at all the tracks in the Midwest.”

Both TMAC and his son Austin will be running at Jackson and Badlands. “It all hits the fan this weekend,” he says. “It’s $10,000 to win Friday, and anywhere from $25,000 to $30,000 to win Saturday. It’s a big weekend for us. We’ve been running well, and so has Austin. Hopefully, we’ll do well and bring home a bunch of those silver bars.”

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TMAC won the Folkens Brothers Trucking Spring Nationals last year, pocketing $10,000. The win came ahead of Tim Kaeding, Mark Dobmeier, Justin Henderson and Brian Brown.

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Jarrett Soares Records KWS Top-15 at Thunderbowl Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA- The Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA can often eat up young drivers, and even veterans for that fact. Saturday night, Jarrett Soares had a respectable night at the tricky track as he picked up a 14th place finish with the King of the West Series during the Faria Memorial.

“We survived, which sometimes isn’t the case when we go to Tulare, CA,” Jarrett Soares said. “I thought we timed in okay, and then during the feature event we lost a shock, but still were able to hang on and finish 14th.”

Timing his American Tool & Mfg./C&H Veteran Enterprises/Performance Powder Coating No. 12 machine in 14th fastest, the Discovery Bay, CA driver would finish in the sixth spot during his heat race.

Gridding the field from the seventh row, Soares was able to hold his own against some notable KWS drivers as he worked his way forward in the early goings of the feature event, only to soon have suspension issues that made his machine a little challenging to maneuver.

Able to get comfortable and find a line that worked for his machine, Soares was able to stay out of harms way at daunting track as he picked up a 14th place finish.

“I definitely felt comfortable on Saturday night, and I am glad we are going to Stockton on Saturday to get more laps on another big track,’ Soares said. “Brian Sperry and my dad do a lot for me and this race team and I am really focused on getting this car into the Top-10 for them.”

Jarrett and his Soares Motorsports team would like to thank American Tool & Mfg., C&H Veteran Enterprises, Performance Powder Coating, Addicted Industries Clothing, A.R.T., Bailey Brothers Racing Engines, and Brad Scadden Designs for their support.

ON TAP: Soares will be back in action with the King of the West Series on Saturday night at the Stockton Dirt Track.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-9, Wins-0, Top-5’s-1, Top-10’s-2

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TK Surges at Knoxville

PETERSEN MEDIA- Tim Kaeding and his Lunstra Motorsports team simply put on a show on Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway. Following a dismal qualifying effort, Kaeding had his elbows up in the feature event as he clawed his way from his 17th starting position to finish in the fourth on.

“We tried something in time trials that didn’t work out how we had hoped, but when we went back to what we have been doing we really had an awesome racecar on Saturday night,” Tim Kaeding said.

Timing the Dammer Trucking/Folkens Bros. Trucking/Mihm Trucking No. 3 machine in 19th quickest, Kaeding would have his work cut out for him for the duration of the program.

Lining up seventh in his heat race, the San Jose, CA driver worked his way up to finish in the fifth spot, which would place him in the ninth row for the 20-lap A Main.

During the feature event, TK was simply exciting. From the back of the pack he was a man on a mission once green flag dropped as he sliced and diced through the field on the historic ½ mile raceway.

Using up every piece of open real estate, Kaeding would go where the others weren’t as he set a blistering pace. Getting by some heavy hitters like Danny Lasoski, Ian Madsen, and Justin Henderson, Kaeding found himself in the top-five as the race drew to a close.

Still looking for more, Kaeding would get by Matt Juhl on the race’s final lap to finish in the fourth spot at the checkered flag, capping off a very memorable performance.

“That was a fun race to run,” Kaeding said. “Obviously if we time in better and start further up front I think we have a chance to win, but we made a team decision and it didn’t work out. We fixed the issues and really had an awesome racecar all night long and we are getting better each and every time we hit the track.”

The Lunstra Motorsports team would like to thank Dammer Trucking, Folkens Bros. Trucking, Mihm Trucking, Yager Agriculture Supply, Matt’s Repair, and Trac2Trail Arctic Cat for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: TK and the Lunstra Motorsports team will be at the Jackson Speedway on Friday night before spending Saturday and Sunday at the new Badland Speedway in Brandon, SD (formerly Huset’s).

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-6, Wins-0, Top-5’s-3, Top-10’s-6

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Ian Madsen Finishes Third and Sixth At Knoxville Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Going double duty on Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway, Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team had another strong night that saw Madsen finish third in the 360ci race before a sixth place effort in the 410ci race.

“It was another good night for our team,” Madsen said. “We led some laps in the 360ci race and we had what I thought was a decent run in the 410ci feature. We have a couple of big races this week so hopefully we can be even better.”

Timing the Logan Contractors Supply Inc./Aspen Aire/Kline Electric No. 18 machine in third quickest during the 360ci program, the St Marys, NSW driver would advance from the sixth starting spot of his heat race to finish in the third position.

Lining up in the second row of the 18-lap feature event, Madsen would have a great start that saw him jump into the lead as the field raced into turns one and two. A plethora of caution flags would plague the race, but Madsen remained strong out front as he continued to lead the way as the race drew to a close.

On the 11th lap, Jamie Ball would get a run on Madsen which dropped him back to the second spot, and on the 15th lap Justin Henderson would use the low side of the speedway to put Madsen back in the third spot where he would go on to finish.

In 410ci action, Madsen would also time the Royal Flooring/Bobcat/TammyHeckart.com machine in third quickest during time trials before finishing sixth in his heat race.

Gridding the field from the third row for the 20-lap feature event Madsen would settle into the fifth spot until finding some day light under Danny Lasoski to overtake the fourth spot.

In the waning laps, Craig Dollansky would sneak by Madsen to put him back in the fifth spot, and a charging Tim Kaeding would drop Madsen back to sixth a lap later. With Doug Clark’s checkered flag in the air, Madsen would close his night out with a sixth place finish.

“We were really good in both cars, but we gave up spots late in both feature events,’ Madsen added. “If we can make sure we are good at the end of races I think we will be really good moving into the Summer months.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Team Kline Electric, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, TammyHeckart.com, Caliber Iowa, Quality Traffic Control, Flatrate, Inc., Speck USA, Bergen Paulsen, Coverage Direct, Finer Cuts lawn and Landscape, Lucas Oil, and Revolution Race Gear for their support this season.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-18, Wins-1, Top-5’s- 9, Top 10’s-13

ON TAP: Madsen and the KCP Racing team will be in Des Moines, IA on Wednesday night, Jackson Speedway on Friday and Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

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 team’s brand new website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

 

 

Parker Price-Miller Has Strong Night With World of Outlaws

PETERSEN MEDIA- Parker Price-Miller and Agee Motorsports went toe-to-toe with the World of Outlaws in his home state of Indiana as the Kokomo, IN driver finished third on Saturday night at the Tri-State Speedway.

“We had really good speed both nights, and it is good to have some good things come our way,” Price-Miller said. “We had some bad luck hamper us on Friday night at the Plymouth Speedway, but we were really strong in Haubstadt (IN).”

Timing the FlyingAG/Royal Life Centers/360 Yield Center backed No. 2x machine in fourth fastest during qualifying time trials, Price-Miller would go on to pick up the win in his heat race over David Gravel.

Earning a spot in the Dash, ‘The Law Firm’ would finish fourth putting him in the second row of the 40-lap A Main event.

When the green flag waived on the feature, Price-Miller quickly moved into the third spot and then made a play for second but his pass would not stick and he would continue to chase after Kerry Madsen on the racy Indiana bullring.

As the race moved towards the halfway point, Price-Miller would have his hands full with Brady Bacon for the third spot, and Bacon would end up putting ‘The Law Firm’ back into the fourth spot as they came into traffic.

Fighting his way back into the third spot by way of the cushion, Price-Miller tried all he could do to reel in the lead duo of Bacon and Gravel. As he got within striking distance, Price-Miller looked for an opening, but with both drivers using the middle of the track he had to be methodical.

Unable to make a play for the top two spots, Price-Miller would close a very strong night out with a third place finish.

“We had an awesome car, but I did make some mistakes on my end,” Price-Miller added. “I love Tri-State Speedway, and that showed tonight. I think it fits my style and it gave us some confidence after a tough stretch. I really have to thank everyone who works on this thing and supports us on a regular basis.”

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank FlyingAG, Royal Life Centers, 360 Yield Center, Pfister, Encirca, Valvoline, Townline Variety, Indy Race Parts, and Agee Farms for their support in 2016

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 17, Wins- 1, Top 5’s- 3, Top 10’s- 3

ON TAP: Price-Miller and the Agee Motorsports team have a busy week ahead of them as they will be in action with the All Stars on Friday night at the Lincoln Fairgrounds, again with the All Stars on Saturday at the Wilmot Raceway, and with the IRA on Sunday at the Angell Park Speedway in Wisconsin.

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

 

 

Saldana 5th at Plymouth Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Racing in his home state of Indiana over the weekend with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Joey Saldana would pick up a fifth place finish on Friday night at Plymouth Speedway and then back it up with a Top-10 effort on Saturday night at the Tri-State Speedway.

“It is hard to complain about Top-10 and Top-Five finishes, which are good, but there is always room for improvement,” Joey Saldana said. “We had a good car on Friday night, but the driver messed up a restart, and Saturday we were able to move forward a little bit and finish eighth.”

Taking part in the series’ first ever visit to Plymouth Speedway on Friday night, Saldana would time the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Roth Investments No. 83 machine in sixth quickest.

Finishing second in his heat race, the ‘Brownsburg Bullet’ would move into the night’s Dash where the win would put him on the front row of the 30-lap A Main event.

Getting the jump when the race came to life, Saldana would lead the way though he would have series point leader, Brad Sweet hot on his tail. Able to fend him off, Saldana would lead until the caution flew on the ninth circuit.

The ensuing restart would see Saldana get the front wheels off the ground coming to green and it would result in him losing the lead and several more positions. Once he got his machine gathered up, he was back in the third position. Chasing after Daryn Pittman and Brad Sweet, Saldana would then have his hands full with David Gravel and Greg Wilson who were both surging from deep in the field.

When the race came to a close, Saldana would end up bring his machine home with a fifth place finish.

Heading to Haubstadt, IN on Saturday night to go to work at the Tri-State Speedway, Saldana’s seventh quick effort in time trials would line him up in the in the second row of his heat race.

Finishing in the third spot, Saldana would find himself in the fifth row for the 40-lap feature event. On the racy bullring, Saldana would pick up a few spots in the early goings of the feature event.

As the laps clicked off he would find himself in a tight battle with Kraig Kinser and Brad Sweet as they jockeyed for position amongst thick traffic. As they swapped position lap after lap, Saldana would close his weekend out with an eighth place finish.

“I really have to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for what they provide us week after week,” Saldana said. “We know they want to see their car up front nightly and we want to make sure we keep them happy, so the guys have been working hard and hopefully we can find some success in PA this week.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: Joey and the Roth Motorsports team will be in action on Wednesday night at Lincoln Speedway, Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway and on Sunday at Weedsport Speedway.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-32, Wins-3, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-24.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, and stay connected with Joey by following him on Twitter @JoeySaldana.

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Frustrating Weekend Has McMahan Poised For PA

PETERSEN MEDIA: A frustrating weekend in Indiana has Paul McMahan and his Destiny Motorsports poised to redeem themselves with the World Of Outlaws this week as the series is set to take on the ultra tough PA Posse.

“We just struggled all weekend in Indiana after wrecking last week at Eldora, and it really made for a tough weekend,” Paul McMahan said. “The boys went to work and hopefully we can come out strong this week in PA, we know their guys are pretty good on their home turf.”

Friday night at the Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, IN, McMahan would rebound from a tough qualifying session to earn the final transfer spot into the feature event on a slick racing surface.

Finding himself back in the eighth row for the 30-lap affair, the fast paced event saw McMahan spend much of the night fighting for position inside the Top-15. Unable to really get his MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Benic Enterprises machine moving forward, the Nashville, TN driver would pick up a few spots as he finished in the 14th spot.

Heading into the Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN on Saturday night, a track that McMahan has had recent success at, he would time in 11th fastest in qualifying time trials. A fourth place finish during heat race action would put the Destiny Motorsports team in the sixth row for the 40-lap feature event.

On an extremely racy track, McMahan would struggle to find grip as he trended in the wrong direction as the race fired off. Once he settled in the feature, the California native would pick up a few positions as the race moved along, but was unable to find his way inside the Top-10 as he worked back into the 14th spot.

“It was just one of those weekends where you pull your hair out trying to find speed and drive,” McMahan said. “We had a stretch where we were getting pretty consistent, but unfortunately we didn’t have the consistency we wanted this weekend. We will keep at it, and see what we can do this week.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Benic Enterprises, Rick Rogers Construction, Maxim Chassis, Boss Signs and Graphics, Driver Websites, Petersen Media, FK Rod Ends, Walker Performance Filtration, KSE Racing Products, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, Parker Engines, Keizer Wheels, DMI, Red Devil Brakes, Champion Oil, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Astro Titanium, and Hoosier Tire for their continued support.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-32, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-7.

ON TAP: Paul McMahan will be back in action Wednesday night at Lincoln Speedway, Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway and on Sunday at Weedsport Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS7. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with Paul, you can follow him on Twitter @PaulMcMahan.

 

 

‘The Mad Man’ Tallies Two Top-10s In Hoosier State

PETERSEN MEDIA- Heading into the state of Indiana with the World of Outlaws over the weekend fresh off of his big weekend sweep at the Eldora Speedway, Kerry Madsen and his Keneric Racing team turned in another solid weekend with ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ as they recorded a pair of Top-10s.

“Coming off of two big wins we were looking to hopefully grab another win or two, but we had pretty good speed and made it an okay weekend for our team,” Kerry Madsen said.

Friday night, Madsen joined the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series as they made their first ever start at the Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, IN.

Timing the Keneric Health Care/Keneric Racing/American Racing Custom Wheels machine in fifth fastest as all times on this night shattered the tracks existing track record.

Using a big time move during his heat race to pick up the win, ‘The Mad Man’ would move into the all important Dash where his sixth place finish would line him up in the third row for the 30-lap A Main event.

On a surface that stayed slick for much of the night, and never ‘cleaned off’, Madsen would find himself battling with the likes of Bryan Clauson and fellow countryman, Jamie Veal, during the feature event.

Battling for sixth through eight during much of the fast paced feature event, the St Marys, NSW pilot would close his night out with his 24th Top-10 finish of 2016 as he finished in the eighth spot.

Saturday night saw the series head to the Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN. The racy venue would see Madsen time his Morrison Racing Engines/KPC No. 29 machine in third quickest during qualifying time trials.

Picking up the win during his heat race, Madsen would go onto win the Dash and earn the right to lead the field to green for the 40-lap feature event on the immaculately prepared bullring.

When the race came to life, Madsen would battle with David Gravel for the first lap of the race as the duo raced side-by-side with Gravel getting the better of the two and taking the early lead.

With Gravel getting away, Madsen would find himself in a dogfight with Brady Bacon and Parker Price-Miller as they fought for the second spot, though Madsen would fend off their challenges for the early part of the feature event.

A restart would see Madsen hang with Gravel and actually move around him to briefly take the lead out of turns one and two, but he would continue to run in the second spot.

A lengthy green flag run would see the field get into traffic and the battle within the top five would become extremely entertaining. As Bacon and Price-Miller again closed in on Madsen, Donny Schatz would make it a four car battle as the cars weaved in and out of traffic.

Find himself back in the fifth spot when the group cleared traffic, Madsen would continue to hound Schatz and Price-Miller in the closing laps of the race, but would end up finishing in the fifth spot as the checkered flag flew.

“We had a pretty good car on Saturday night, and had a pretty fun battle going along for much of the race,” Madsen said. “We tried some things in traffic that didn’t work out for us and we ended up losing some track position. We are continuing to be strong consistently and that is thanks to my guys for working hard. We have a great team, with a great support system, and we thank them for all they do.”

2016 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-39, Wins-7, Top-5’s-17, Top 10’s-25

ON TAP: Kerry Madsen and the Keneric Racing team at the Jackson Speedway on Friday night and at the new Badlands Raceway on Saturday night.

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

Keneric Racing

Web- www.kenericracing.com

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Twitter- @KenericRacing

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Facebook- www.facebook.com/amercanracingwheels

Instagram- @AmericanRacing

Twitter- @AmericanRacing

Kerry Madsen

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Twitter- @KMR29

 

 

Midweek FAST Action Update: Andrews and Clark Earn Wins, Action Set to Resume with Mega Memorial Day Weekend Program, FAST Points Updated

FAST Series Press:

FREMONT, Oh. (May 17, 2016) - Despite Mother Nature’s attempt to wreak havoc on the entire FAST Series weekend in northwest Ohio, competition continued, this time with a visit to Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. It was the first FAST Series program of the 2016 season in Attica, with previously scheduled stops all halted due to Mother Nature.

The Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service, and the JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro, sanctioned competition at Attica Raceway Park on Friday evening, May 13, crowning two new FAST Series main event winners, as well as two new championship point leaders.

“Weather continues to give us a headache, but it didn’t stop action from happening at Attica,” said Rich Farmer, FAST Series promoter. “Hats off to all of the teams that entered action on Friday night. We had overwhelming support once again. The racing proved that we have some of the best talent in the region. The rest of the season is going to be fantastic.”

Chris Andrews earned his first FAST 410 Series main event victory of the 2016 season on Friday evening at the Attica highbanks. The Sandusky native earned his spot in victory lane with a pass for the lead during the closing laps of the 30-lap main event. Craig Mintz would be scored second, followed by DJ Foos, Jordan Ryan, and Broc Martin. Caleb Griffith, who led all but the last two circuits before losing command to Andrews, crossed under the final checkers in the runner-up spot, but was disqualified due to a weight infraction. There were 24 cars entered for competition.

With help from his runner-up finish, Craig Mintz is now the Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service point leader. The former FAST Series champion holds a mere 19 point advantage over defending champion Byron Reed. Broc Martin, Chris Andrews, and Trey Jacobs round out the top-five. Chris Andrews joins Byron Reed and Carson Macedo as one-time winners with the series thus far in 2016.  

It was Fremont’s Bobby Clark earning high honors during the FAST 305 Series main event on Friday night at Attica Raceway Park. The former champion held back Steve Rando, Nate Dussel, Dustin Dinan, and Paul Weaver at the final checkers. There were 37 cars signed in for 305 sprint car competition.

Despite the victory, Clark finds himself second in the current JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro standings, just three points shy of the top spot. Fellow former series champion Nate Dussel stands on top of the championship points, followed by Clark, Dustin Dinan, Seth Schneider, and Dustin Stroup.

Unfortunately, Mother Nature washed away all hopes for FAST Series competition at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 14. Wet weather and unseasonably cold temperatures forced the “Track That Action Built” to close their doors.

Up next on the agenda, FAST 410 Series and FAST 305 Series competitors will prepare for a mega event in Fremont, Ohio, during Memorial Day weekend; two days of open wheel competition with high dollar paydays on the line. Action will ignite officially on Saturday evening, May 28, at Fremont Speedway with a $5,000-to-win/$500-to-start FAST 410 Series program, the highest paying main event of the season thus far. As an added bonus, all competitors who take a competitive green flag will be awarded at least $300.

The FAST 305 Series competitors will get their share of Memorial Day weekend action at the “Track That Action Built” on Sunday, May 29. A $1,000-to-win main event will headline racing for the 305 sprinters on Sunday evening, joining the BOSS non-wing sprint cars for a true open wheel experience.

“Our Memorial Day weekend special has the potential to be a mega event for Fremont Speedway,” explained Rich Farmer. “We have a lot in store for the fans and racers. We’ll be sure to have a packed pit area with the most talented racers in the area. I’m excited to see how the weekend unfolds.”

Current FAST 410 Series Standings (16 Full-Time Members):

1

09

Craig Mintz

428

2

5R

Byron Reed

409

3

83M

Broc Martin

408

4

73

Chris Andrews

392

5

3J

Trey Jacobs

378

6

60

Jody Keegan

367

7

33M

Caleb Griffith

362

8

16

Stuart Brubaker

356

8

23

DJ Foos

356

10

68G

Tyler Gunn

350

11

45L

Brian Lay

335

12

9Z

Duane Zablocki

333

13

7B

Shawn Valenti

295

14

8J

Jess Stiger

293

15

6

Bill Rose

224

16

5K

Adam Kekich

216


 

Current FAST 305 Series Standings (26 Full-Time Members):


 

1

1

Nate Dussel

276

2

8

Bobby Clark

273

3

1X

Dustin Dinan

270

4

36

Seth Schneider

266

5

10X

Dustin Stroup

261

6

77I

John Ivy

260

7

1W

Paul Weaver

252

8

19R

Steve Rando

250

9

25

Jason Keckler

249

10

99

Alvin Roepke

238

11

2

Ricky Peterson

235

12

4*

Tyler Street

228

13

22M

Dan McCarron

225

14

66

Jamie Miller

220

15

2F

Matt Foos

208

16

20B

Cody Bova

200

17

45

Trevor Baker

192

18

75

Jerry Dahms

176

19

12

Kyle Capodice

168

20

11G

Luke Griffith

166

21

20I

Kelsey Ivy

139

22

27

Cody Gallogly

138

23

11X

George Englert

138

24

9R

Dustin Rall

88

25

32H

Dan Hennig

85

26


 

Rick Daugherty

0


 

2016 Winners:

Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service
Round 1 April 8th - Attica Raceway Park: RAIN
Round 2 April 16th- Fremont Speedway: Carson Macedo
Round 3 April 22nd - Attica Raceway Park: RAIN
Round 4 April 23rd - Fremont Speedway: Byron Reed
Round 5 April 29th - Attica Raceway Park: RAIN
Round 6 April 30th - Fremont Speedway: RAIN
Round 7 May 13th - Attica Raceway Park: Chris Andrews
Round 8 May 14th - Fremont Speedway: RAIN
Round 9 May 28th - Fremont Speedway
Round 10 June 10th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 11 June 11th - Fremont Speedway
Round 12 July 22nd - Attica Raceway Park
Round 13 July 23rd - Fremont Speedway
Round 14July 29th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 15 July 30th - Fremont Speedway
Round 16 August 19th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 17 August 20th - Atomic Speedway
Round 18 August 27th - Butler Speedway
Round 19 September 2nd - Attica Raceway Park
Round 20 September 16th - Fremont Speedway


 

JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro
Round 1 April 22nd -  Attica Raceway Park: RAIN
Round 2 April 23rd - Fremont Speedway: John Ivy
Round 3 May 13th - Attica Raceway Park: Bobby Clark
Round 4 May 14th - Fremont Speedway: RAIN
Round 5 May 29th - Fremont Speedway
Round 6 June 10th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 7 July 3rd - Waynesfield Raceway Park
Round 8 July 15th - Limaland Motorsports Park
Round 9 July 29th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 10 July 30th - Fremont Speedway
Round 11 August 19th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 12 August 20th - Mercer Raceway Park
Round 13 August 27th - Butler Speedway
Round 14 September 16th - Fremont Speedway

FAST Series Information:

FAST Series membership forms are now available online at www.fastondirt.com. Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2016 Kistler Racing Products FAST Series presented by KS Sales & Service, or the 2016 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2016 FAST Series point fund:

Kistler Racing Products, K S 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, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA  Auto Parts , All Pro Heads, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels

 

 

 

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS: 2016 SEASON STARTS SATURDAY!

By Tommy Goudge (May 17, 2016) - London, Ontario - The 21st season of Southern Ontario Sprints series racing begins this Saturday, May 21 when the tour heads to Brighton Speedway.

NOCO Fuels, Mix 97, and Sanderson Tire & Automotive present the first of 6 scheduled SOS visits this season to the 1/3 mile oval located on the shores of Lake Ontario.

The SOS tour has raced at Brighton 96 times since 1997, with Rick Wilson’s 22 wins topping the all-time list at the Northumberland County track. Glenn Styres scored 2 Brighton wins last season, while Cory Turner, Charlie Sandercock, Rick Wilson, and Mitch Brown also claimed wins at Brighton in 2015.

Mitch Brown claimed his first SOS championship last season, with 5-time SOS champion Glenn Styres and 2013 SOS champion Chris Jones finishing 2nd and 3rd in the 2015 championship standings, respectively.

WHAT: Southern Ontario Sprints 2016 Season Round #1

WHERE: Brighton Speedway 775 County Rd 64 Brighton ON K0K 1H0 Phone: 866 681-1102 (toll free) or 613 475-1102 (local) Website: www.BrightonSpeedway.com Twitter: @BrightonSpdwy

WHEN: Saturday, May 21, 2016 Racing begins @ 7:00pm

About the Southern Ontario Sprints: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. 2016 marks the 21st year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints, brought to you this season by www.ImageFactor.ca, The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, and www.OntarioOvalONDirt.com

Website: www.SouthernOntarioSprints.com Twitter: @SOSsprints – www.Twitter.com/SOSsprints Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SouthernOntarioSprints YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/SOSsprints

ALL-TIME SOS FEATURE WINS: BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY Rick Wilson – 22 Glenn Styres – 15 Keith Dempster – 8 Chris Jones – 5 Jamie Collard – 4 Joel Lehman – 4 Mitch Brown – 4 Cody Geldart – 3 Dain Naida – 3 Kyle Wilson – 3 Ryan Hunsinger – 3 Warren Mahoney – 3 Adam West – 2 Joe Middlemiss – 2 Mike Stelter – 2 Ryan Coniam – 2 Bill Henderson – 1 Billy Krull – 1 Charlie Sandercock – 1 Cory Turner – 1 Dick Mahoney – 1 John Brutcher – 1 Kevin Job – 1 Kyle Patrick – 1 Mike Galadja – 1 Mike Ling – 1 Tim Phillips – 1

 

 

Trenca Heading to Selinsgrove and Weedsport This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - CLAY, N.Y. (May 17, 2016) - Joe Trenca is itching for his first top 10 of the season as he returns to action this weekend.

Trenca and Mucci Motorsports will compete on Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., with the Empire Super Sprints and on Sunday at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., for the Empire State Challenge with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

"Although our results don't show it yet we have made some big gains this season," he said. "We've had speed. I just have to put a whole night together. I need to have a good race and close it out with a good feature finish."

Trenca's best result of the season - 11th - came at Selinsgrove Speedway earlier this season. He was also running in the top 10 at Selinsgrove Speedway when a flat tire during a caution stopped him on the track moments before a rain storm washed out the race last month.

"We've had decent runs there, but haven't put the full night together," he said. "I feel confident going into Saturday that we can have a great showing."

Trenca will then make his season debut with the World of Outlaws on Sunday at Weedsport Speedway, where he was battling for a top five last summer during a 360ci race when he ran out of fuel.

"I think running with a 410ci engine in Pennsylvania a few times this season has helped me a lot," he said. "Coming to a track that's close to home is always good. The family doesn't get to see us race that much. I'm really excited for Sunday. We're hoping for a really good run."

Trenca's career-best World of Outlaws finish is 13th and he is hopeful to better that at Weedsport.

"I strongly believe we can do better than 13th," he said. "We're going to race with the Outlaws in New Jersey and North Carolina next week as well so hopefully during this next swing with the Outlaws we can put together a couple of top 10s."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., with the Empire Super Sprints and Sunday at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., for the Empire State Challenge with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Paladin Group

Paladin Attachments is one of the largest independent manufacturers of coupler systems and attachment tools while also specializing in custom capabilities for carriers from small compact tool carriers to large excavators, wheel loaders, tractors and truck chassis. For more information, visit http://www.PaladinAttachments.com.

"I'm really excited about the partnership with The Paladin Group and I'm hoping to grow with them together," Trenca said. "We really appreciate their support and look forward to future success."

Trenca would also like to thank Mucci Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, Fast Axle, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., National Parts Peddler, Seals-It, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Wilwood Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, Shute's Water Systems, Weld Wheels, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, Driver Websites, Inside Line Promotions, Don Ott Racing Engines and Hammerdown Photography for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Trenca is seeking additional marketing partners to get more experience by traveling and taking advantage of opportunities in the 410ci sprint car ranks. To learn more about options to team up with Mucci Motorsports, call Joe at 315-481-6080.

 

 

Hanks Battles Mechanical Woes throughout Texas World Dirt Track Championships

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (May 17, 2016) - The Texas World Dirt Track Championships was a frustrating experience for Brandon Hanks, who faced mechanical woes throughout the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

"It was a disaster," he said. "We fought engine issues throughout the whole weekend. We were so distracted with engines we never got to work on the car."

The doubleheader began on a sour note Friday.

"On Friday we were very lucky," he said. "I went out and ran hot laps. I was pulling off the race track and up to the trailer and the engine started knocking. I shut it off. It was a little knock. You almost couldn't even hear it knocking, but you could tell the tone was different."

Hanks elected to change engines and he missed a heat race, which relegated him to the back of a B Main. He then rallied from 13th to sixth, but missed a transfer by three positions. Hanks used a provisional to start the 20-lap feature at the back.

He ran a few laps before pulling off the track early and ending with a 22nd-place finish.

Things didn't get any better on Saturday as Hanks placed fifth in a heat race, eighth in a qualifier and fourth in a B Main, which missed a transfer by only one position.

"The engine on the car didn't blow up, but something is wrong," he said. "It wasn't running well at all and kept fouling spark plugs."

Hanks is hopeful the engine situation will get sorted out prior to this weekend when he is scheduled to compete on Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., and Saturday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., with the ASCS Red River Region. Hanks is the current ASCS Red River Region points leader.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 13 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: DNS (6); B Main: 6 (13); Feature: 22 (23).

May 14 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 5 (6); Qualifier: 8 (8); B Main: 4 (6).

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 3 wins, 6 top fives, 10 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., and Saturday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., with the ASCS Red River Region

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, Wesmar Racing Engines, R.E. Enterprises, Penske Racing Shocks, Acme Graphix, Hinchman Racewear, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems and J-R1 for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Hustles to Second Straight Hooker Hood Classic Triumph

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (May 17, 2016) - Derek Hagar was on a mission last Saturday during the Hooker Hood Classic at Riverside International Speedway.

Hagar opened the $3,000-to-win event by winning the dash, which was lined up by a random draw and paid $400 to win. He then charged from last - seventh - to win a heat race with a last-lap pass.

"We got up to second coming off turn two on the first lap," he said. "We worked on the leader the whole heat race. We got a good slider on him coming to the white flag. I slid him again coming to the checkered. It was a close, close finish. We got the edge on him. That gave us high points."

Hagar garnered the most overall points and therefore the pole position for the 40-lap main event.

"They gave me the lane choice and I wanted to start on the bottom, but they thought I wanted to start on the top and Tim Crawley pulled to the inside of me," he said. "It worked out in my advantage and we took the lead. The track was around the bottom. That doesn't fit my driving style, but we put together 40 good laps."

Hagar quickly powered into the top spot and he maintained the lead throughout the race despite thick traffic at times that allowed Crawley to reach his rear bumper.

"Lapped cars made it difficult at times, which let Crawley close in on me," Hagar said. "We could get them coming off the corners. I was slowing my speed up. I could hold the bottom coming off the corners to stay in the moisture."

The win was Hagar's fifth of the season and his second straight Hooker Hood Classic triumph.

He is slated to return to action this Friday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., where he will compete with the ASCS Warrior Region and drive a nonwing sprint car for David Korte with the WAR Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 14 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Dash: 1 (2); Heat race: 1 (7); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 5 wins, 12 top fives, 13 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region and the WAR Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - FSR Radiators

Located in Gallaway, Tenn., FSR Radiators has been supplying high-performance, all-aluminum radiators to the racing community for many years. For more information, visit http://www.FSRProducts.com.

"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 B&D Towing, Dynotech Performance, DHR Suspension, J&J Auto Racing, Xtreme Race Graphics, Fragola Performance Systems, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hinchman Racewear, Wings Unlimited, FK Rod Ends and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Tankersley Records Top 15s at Texas World Dirt Track Championships

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (May 17, 2016) - Channin Tankersley garnered a pair of top-15 finishes during the Texas World Dirt Track Championships last weekend.

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track began with Tankersley advancing from sixth to fourth place in a heat race before he won a qualifier from the pole position. That ranked him eighth in overall points to start the 20-lap main event on the outside of the fourth row.

"At the start of the feature we were good," he said. "I think we were running eighth on that last restart. They had a caution with about four laps to go. I guess the right rear tire started to go down. We got super tight and fell back a few spots."

Tankersley ended with an 11th-place finish.

He returned to the track on Saturday for the finale, which opened with a fourth-place result in a heat race before a fifth-place finish in a qualifier. That relegated Tankersley to a B Main, where a second-place result earned a transfer into the 19th starting position for the feature.

"It was so hard to pass," he said. "The track rubbered down in the heat races. They went out and tilled the track after the qualifiers. It brought the track back halfway decent for the B Main and then it went back to how it was.

"All the positions I made up (in the feature) were in the first five to eight laps. I got a really good start going into the first corner and I got four or five guys, but I got real tight and lost everything I gained."

Tankersley finished with a 15th-place result.

He will be off this weekend before resuming competition May 27 at RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas; May 28 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas; and May 29 at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region. Tankersley enters the tripleheader leading the ASCS Gulf South Region championship standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 13 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 4 (6); Qualifier: 1 (1); Feature: 11 (8).

May 14 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 4 (4); Qualifier: 5 (7); B Main: 2 (2); Feature: 15 (19).

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 2 wins, 4 top fives, 5 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

May 27 at RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas; May 28 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas; and May 29 at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

APPAREL -

Tankersley has t-shirts ranging from youth medium to XXL for sale at his race trailer.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Watercraft Plus, LLC

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"Eric from Watercraft Plus, LLC came on board last season and has been a huge support," Tankersley said. "I really appreciate all of his help and I look forward to our future success."

Tankersley would also like to thank G3 Boats, Challenger Drilling, Yamaha, Day Motorsports, Blazer Boats and Sea Chaser Boats for their continued support.

 

 

Ball Captures Second Straight Runner-Up Result at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 17, 2016) - Jamie Ball's strong start to the season continued last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway, where he picked up his second straight runner-up result.

"It was another great week," he said. "We timed in real well and did enough in the heat race to get in the inversion. That's the name of the game at Knoxville."

Ball qualified his White Lightning Motorsports entry second quickest and he finished where he started - fifth - in a heat race to advance into the six-car feature inversion, which lined him up on the inside of the second row.

"My car was perfect," he said. "I had an awesome start and got around Chris Martin for second. After a restart I chased down Ian Madsen. I had a pretty good restart and was right on him. Within a lap of the restart I was able to get him. We played chicken going into turn one and I was able to out drag race him to the bottom."

Ball led Laps 11-14 before Justin Henderson took over the top spot in traffic.

"I didn't have the best corners in turns three and four and I didn't go to the bottom (in turn one) because I was afraid of getting trapped behind a car," Ball said. "I went to the middle and it opened for Henderson. We were never able to regain the lead. I just have to make better choices in traffic. To be disappointed with second place two weeks in a row at Knoxville says something about how our season is going."

Ball ranks second in the 360ci championship standings at Knoxville Raceway.

Teammate Devin Kline endured his second straight rough outing as he sustained a mechanical failure after qualifying fourth quickest. He was unable to finish the remainder of the night and dropped to a tie for fifth place in the 305ci championship standings.

"Last year we were quite a bit down in the points and I had three races to make it up," he said. "I have most of the season to make up the current deficit. I try not to think about points. My goal every night is to go in and win the race. There's a long season ahead. If we win some races we can make those points back up."

White Lightning Motorsports would like to congratulate Corey Kautz on his first career win at Knoxville Raceway last Saturday in the 305ci class.

Ball, who is leading the Sprint Invaders championship standings, will return to action on Wednesday at Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa, with the Sprint Invaders before the White Lightning Motorsports duo will compete on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

QUICK RESULTS -

JAMIE BALL:

May 14 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 2 (3).

DEVIN KLINE:

May 14 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: DNS (5); Feature: DNS (-).

SEASON STATS -

JAMIE BALL : 7 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 6 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 6 top 20s

DEVIN KLINE : 4 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa, with the Sprint Invaders and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Jamie Ball Website: http://www.JamieBall.com

Devin Kline Website: http://www.DevinKline.com

Jamie Ball Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JamieBall5j

Devin Kline Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DevinKline5j

APPAREL -

White Lightning Motorsports has t-shirts and hoodies available for purchase at their race trailers in the infield of each sprint car event at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Bell Helmets

Bell Racing USA LLC is the world's leading auto racing and karting helmet company. More champions in all forms of racing have worn Bell Helmets than any other brand. The Bell name is synonymous with innovation, technology, engineering excellence and superior helmet performance. For more information, visit http://www.BellRacing.com.

"Since my dad started racing sprint cars in 1998 he's been a Bell customer and I have been as well since I started," Ball said. "We not only love their helmets, but we love how safe they are. I value their craftsmanship and how strong their helmets are. I want to say thanks for keeping us safe throughout the years."

White Lightning Motorsports would also like to thank JJ Kane Auctioneers, Housby, Timber Line Tree Service, Iowa State Savings Bank, The Hearing Clinic, Windance Graphics, FK Rod Ends, Ostrich Racing Engines, Sweet Manufacturing, Hooker Harness, MyRacePass, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Fragola Performance Systems, Hoosier Tire, MPD Racing, Sign Pro of Newton, Shell Shock, Maxim Chassis, Hinchman Racewear, Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO) and Allen Construction for their continued support.

 

 

Chase Action Resumes Saturday at DCRP

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 17, 2016) – Championship chase action resumes in full force with all five Dodge City Raceway Park divisions in action this Saturday night atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in Southwest Kanas.

The popular Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars headline the card that fires off at 7:30 p.m. as they return to action for the first time since April 23.

The DCRP Sprint Cars will be joined on the card by the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

The competition has been an intense at DCRP thus far in 2016 with the Woodward, Oklahoma duo of Cole Traugott in IMCA Modifieds and Jeff Kaup in IMCA Sport Modifieds ranking as the only drivers to post repeat wins through the initial four nights of the season.

Additionally, each of the championship points chases are ultra-tight with fewer than six points separating the top two in points on four of the five divisions and ties for the lead in two divisions.

Turpin, Oklahoma’s Taylor Velasquez leads the way in the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car ranks by just six points over Dodge City’s Tyler Knight with defending champion Luke Cranston, opening night winner Brian Herbert and veteran shoe Mike Peters among the early top five.

Along with Herbert, other DCRP Sprint Car winners thus far in 2016 have included C.J. Johnson and most recently Koby Walters to extend the streak of different winners to seven in a row dating back to June of last year.

While Cole Traugott has stormed to victory lane twice in the last three outings, Turpin’s Cody Gearhart holds a mere one-point lead over Nick Link in the IMCA Modified points chase with Ryan Heger, Kale Beavers and Kevin Gray among the current top five.

Kevin Tabor and Brian May are tied for the IMCA Sport Modified points lead after three-time and reigning champion Jeff Kaup suffered a rare DNF last time out while Cody Davis and Matt O’Hair are also tied for the IMCA Hobby Stock points lead.

Reigning IMCA Stock Car champion Michael Pepper has moved to the top of the point charts as well with a 13-point advantage over opening night winner Tyler Tipton.

Tickets to Saturday’s championship chase action at Dodge City Raceway Park are just $15 for adults with children eleven and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

The complete 2016 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.

 

 

Smith Prepared to take on World of Outlaws This Week in Home State

Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (May 17, 2016) - When the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series invades Central Pennsylvania EVERYONE, from fans to race teams to the tough Pennsylvania Posse drivers, well, to say the intensity picks up is a vast understatement.

Ryan Smith is ready to defend his home "turf" against the invading Outlaws this week. He is slated to compete on Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Gettysburg Clash and Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Morgan Cup.

"Yeah, you could say the atmosphere changes," he said. "We all get a little bit on edge, the adrenaline starts to flow ... you know the best of the best is coming."

The "Kunkletown Kid" has had success against the World of Outlaws, recording his first career series win in October 2014 at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.

"The good part is growing up racing in Central Pennsylvania gets you used to the intensity that the Outlaws bring," he said. "You have to be aggressive every time you hit the track."

Last year Smith experienced mixed results against the World of Outlaws in his home state. He scored a third-place result in May at Lincoln Speedway, but ended 23rd in May and 19th in October at Williams Grove Speedway.

"With the new Outlaws format qualifying is as important as ever so we really need to lay down a good lap each night to start strong," he said.

Smith tuned up for the Outlaws invasion last Friday at Williams Grove Speedway, where he picked up a 13th-place result.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 13 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Heat race: - (-); Feature: 13 (-).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 9 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Gettysburg Clash and Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Morgan Cup with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RyanSmithRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RyanSmithRacing

Twitter Race Updates: https://twitter.com/DeniseS_SS

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RyanSmith.TheKunkletownKid

Instagram: https://instagram.com/denises_ss

APPAREL -

Visit http://www.RyanSmithRacing.com to view the latest apparel options, which include t-shirts and hoodies.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Quality Roofing Supply

Quality Roofing Supply is a distributor of residential roofing, commercial roofing and exterior building materials through 15 locations throughout Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The company has one of the largest inventories of roofing shingles, metal roofing, slate roofing, commercial roofing, siding, windows, doors, decking, railing, waterproofing and accessories in the entire country. For more information, visit http://www.QualityRoofingSupply.com.

"Quality Roofing Supply has been a big supporter of me the past couple of years," Smith said. "We appreciate their support and encourage anyone in the Northeast who has roofing needs to check out Quality Roofing Supply. We look forward to visiting Victory Lane with Quality Roofing Supply."

Smith would also like to thank Warko Group, G.L.T. Electrical, CnB Chubby, Fighting Angels Foundation, S&S Speedways, East Coast Helicopter Tours, Armbruster Racing Photos, Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, HP Engines, Pancho's Racing Products, GME Steering and Vahlco Racing Wheels for their continued support.

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Scelzi Hampered by Late-Race Incidents at Keller Auto Speedway and Tulare Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (May 17, 2016) - Last weekend featured a couple of circumstances that kept Dominic Scelzi from potential top-five finishes.

The action began on Friday in a 360ci sprint car at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., where Scelzi qualified second quickest and advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race and from seventh to sixth place in the dash to start the main event on the outside of the third row.

"I got up to third within a few laps and ran around there for most of the race," he said. "Late in the race I had contact with another car going down the back straightaway and it messed up our front end. I ran two or three laps and fell back to sixth when there was a caution with about six laps remaining."

Scelzi maneuvered back into third on the restart before his left front tire went flat. He pulled off the track with five laps remaining and was credited with a 16th-place result.

Click on the link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/1G_DFjundUI.

The Roth Motorsports sponsored team ventured to Thunderbowl Raceway on Saturday for the Chris & Brian Faria Memorial with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series.

"Qualifying was difficult because the track slicked up off turn two," he said. "It was definitely an advantage to go out early so that hurt us going out last."

Scelzi qualified 18th quickest and he placed sixth in a heat race to lock into the 19th starting position for the main event.

"In the feature I had an early caution that sent me to the back of the pack, but I overcame that and got into the top 10 with nine laps to go," he said. "On a restart there was a pileup down the front straightaway. A car got into the back of me and it broke my right rear shock and ripped the brake line so I had no brakes or right rear shock the last few laps."

Scelzi, who was battling an ill-handing car in the closing laps, held on for an 11th-place finish.

Click on the link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/uN40vrfjol4.

"It's one of those things where on Friday we had a fast car and definitely a top two or three car," he said. "Due to circumstances we weren't able to get the finish we wanted. On Saturday we recovered big time from qualifying, but due to a series of events we weren't able to come away with a top 10."

Scelzi is scheduled to compete this Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the Salute to LeRoy VanConett with the King of the West before he heads to the Midwest to race throughout the summer.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 13 - Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (4); Dash: 6 (7); Feature: 16 (6).

May 14 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 6 (7); Feature: 11 (19).

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 6 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the Salute to LeRoy VanConett 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/Scelzi41

VIDEO -

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Whipple Superchargers

Based in Fresno, Calif., Whipple Superchargers manufactures superchargers for all types of cars. Whipple's dedication to innovative thinking, hard work, attention to detail and outstanding product performance has led to a better, American made product for the performance industry. For more information, visit http://www.WhippleSuperchargers.com.

"Whipple Superchargers is known worldwide for its business," Scelzi said. "My dad and Art Whipple are really good friends. He loves racing and when we decided to go sprint car racing he was a huge, huge factor in helping us get going."

Scelzi would also like to thank Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Fowler Packing, Panella Trucking, Carlucci Transport, Roth Motorsports, Scelzi Enterprises, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Todd Jorgensen, Red Line Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Blast Tech, G&J Truck Sales, K&N Filters, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Lincoln Auto Auction, Auto Meter and Allstar Performance for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Set for Races at Junction Motor Speedway and Badlands Motor Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (May 17, 2016) - Jack Dover will return to action this weekend with a Midwest doubleheader.

Dover is set to kick the weekend off on Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., with the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints. He has won at least one race per season at the track since 2012 and has been to Victory Lane four times in his last seven races there.

"We get around Junction Motor Speedway pretty well," he said. "We've won quite a few races there the last few seasons so I think we'll be the one to beat."

The weekend concludes on Sunday at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D., where Dover has only raced once since winning in 2013. He placed second during a 2014 race.

"We don't get to race there very often, but we've got quite a few races there on our schedule this year," he said. "Hopefully we can start the year off right at Badlands by winning."

Dover is seeking his first feature victory of the season. He has captured one top five and three top 10s during four events in his sprint car this year.

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., with the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints and Sunday at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Certified Transmission

Certified Transmission is one of the largest independent manufactured transmission repair and remanufacturing facilities in the country. Established in 1979, Certified Transmission has 13 retail stores in four states. For more information, visit http://www.CertifiedTransmission.com.

"Certified Transmission has been a great sponsor the last few years in helping build Jack Dover Racing," Dover said. "On top of their support for the race team, Certified Transmission put a transmission in my personal truck a few years ago and it has worked flawlessly ever since."

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

 

 

Blaney Rallies for Top 10 with All Stars at Lernerville Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LERNERVILLE, Pa. (May 17, 2016) - Dale Blaney pocketed his 19th top-10 finish of the season last Friday at Lernerville Speedway. However, it was anything but routine for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions points leader.

Blaney and his Mainstream Holdings, Inc., backed CH Motorsports team opened the All Star event by setting quick time during qualifying. Blaney then advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race to lock into the dash.

"We qualified well and ran good in our heat race," he said. "We didn't have to run first or second, just had to run in the top five. I felt like we were pretty good. In the dash draw we drew a seven out of eight. It was pretty important where you started. I still felt like starting seventh we were going to be ok. It was going to be hard to get to the front, but we could have had a top-three car."

Blaney finished where he started - seventh - in the dash to line up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

"I got in behind Eric Williams on the start (of the feature) and he got into turns one and two on the top and I had a big head of steam on the top," he said. "He tripped on the cushion and got slowed down. I either had to run into the back of him or I was going to go over the hill and I chose the hill. That put me back to 17th or so. We got ourselves back to seventh. It was a frustrating race because I felt like I had a pretty good car. If we could have got a good start I felt like I could have raced my way to a top three."

Blaney rebounded from the early miscue to pick up a seventh-place result, which was his series leading ninth top 10 in nine races this season.

Saturday's All Star race at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pa., rained out.

Blaney will return to All Star competition this Friday at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Ill., and Saturday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis.

"If we've been to Lincoln it would have been in 1996," he said. "I think we've won the last four All Star races at Wilmot. That's a fun place. It always gets racy."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 13 - Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (4); Dash: 7 (7); Feature: 7 (7).

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 3 wins, 13 top fives, 19 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Ill., and Saturday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

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

 

 

Baughman Scores Two Top 10s at Texas World Dirt Track Championships

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (May 17, 2016) - Josh Baughman registered a pair of top-10 finishes last weekend during the Texas World Dirt Track Championships at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

"I felt like we did what we could given the track conditions," he said. "We had a lot of speed. Early in the night we tried to put ourselves in a great position."

Baughman did just that during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader, which began on Friday with a charge from eighth to fourth place in a heat race. Baughman then finished third in a qualifier to rank 10th in overall points and start the 20-lap main event on the outside of the fifth row.

"We got up to fifth and we got drove through and fell back to 12th," he said. "We came back to eighth. We had a top-four car for sure."

Baughman used the momentum from the eighth-place result entering Saturday's event, which opened with Baughman winning a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. He then advanced from sixth to fourth place in a qualifier to once again rank 10th in overall points.

"On Saturday the track was one lane around the bottom and you hoped the guy in front of you made a mistake to be able to pass," he said. "It was a boring weekend and an expensive weekend because of tires."

Baughman ended with a 10th-place result. He ranks 10th in the ASCS National Tour championship standings.

"I felt like we were better than just a top-10 car," he said. "We need to be running top fives at this point."

Baughman will take the next two weekends off before returning to ASCS National Tour competition June 1 at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind.; June 3 at Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Mich.; and June 4 at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Ind.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 13 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 4 (8); Qualifier: 3 (3); Feature: 8 (10).

May 14 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 1 (2); Qualifier: 4 (6); Feature: 10 (10).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 8 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

June 1 at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind.; June 3 at Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Mich.; and June 4 at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Ind., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

APPAREL -

Baughman will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at Aaron Reutzel's apparel trailer during ASCS National Tour events throughout the season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - CCC Greg and Tammy

"Greg and Tammy are great partners and great friends," Baughman said. "Texas is their home state so we hope we can park it in Victory Lane for them every time we race in Texas."

Baughman would also like to thank EE Systems, Fischer Body Shop, Compression Generation Services, Hollywood Blasting and Coating, Beard Equipment, B&H Industrial Supplies, Octane Ink, FK Midwest, FK Rod Ends, Walker Performance Filtration, Smith Titanium, Hinchman Racewear, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KSE, Dirt Collective, System 1, Weld Wheels, Ti22 Performance, Car & Fleet and Moss Racing Engines for their support.

 

 

Rilat Making First Trip of Season to Montana This Weekend for GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Big Horn Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (May 17, 2016) - Travis Rilat will make his season debut driving for Richard Saumure this weekend in Montana at the inaugural GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Big Horn Region event.

Electric City Speedway in Great Falls will host the doubleheader with races on Friday and Saturday.

"The No. 39 car seems to be pretty fast everywhere we go," Rilat said. "I've never been to Electric City, but hopefully we'll keep our Montana streak alive."

Rilat and Saumure competed in a trio of doubleheaders in Montana last season with the duo scoring a victory during each weekend with top-five finishes in the other race each time. The team's average finish in the six races was 1.83.

Rilat is coming off a rough time in his own sprint car during the Texas World Dirt Track Championships last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader began on Friday with Rilat finishing fifth in a heat race after a close call racing with a competitor.

"The first night we had a decent run going in the heat," he said. "We were up to fourth from sixth and had the third-place car trap us in the infield. That put us finishing fifth in the heat."

Rilat then advanced from seventh to sixth in a heat race and he won a B Main after starting on the outside of the front row.

"The track rubbered up in the B Main and I was able to find the rubber before the leader," he said. "In the feature the track was rubbered up and they shortened the race to 20 laps. We just started in the back and finished in the back. There wasn't much we could do."

Rilat ended with an 18th-place result.

The weekend concluded on Saturday. Rilat advanced from sixth to third place in a heat race before he lined up fifth in a qualifier.

"We were burning up a set of tires every time we hit the track," he said. "We dug around and found a set of used tires in the trailer for the qualifier. The tires never did get ahold of the track. We just backed up."

Rilat's eighth-place result sent him to a B Main, which he won to transfer into the main event.

"The track was rubbered up again," he said. "We probably could have done a little better, but early in the race we got in with another driver who hit our left rear and we about turned over. By the time that was all done we dropped near last."

Rilat rebounded to post a 14th-place finish.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 13 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 5 (6); Qualifier: 6 (7); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 18 (18).

May 14 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 3 (6); Qualifier: 8 (5); B Main: 1 (4); Feature: 14 (18).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 8 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., with the GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Big Horn Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shark Racing Engines

Located in Sedro-Woolley, Wash., Shark Racing Engines has been building high-performance racing engines for more than two decades. For more information, visit http://www.SharkRacingEngines.com.

"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," 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 Worfe Chevrolet, Shop the BOSS, MDS Boring & Drilling, Weld Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP Wings, Goodrich, Penske Racing Shocks and All Star Auto Reconditioning.

 

 

Bova Looks to Rebound after Tough Night at Attica, Mercer Raceway Park on Deck

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

STRUTHERS, Oh. (May 17, 2016) - Cody Bova’s rookie campaign on the JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro trail has been a learning experience. The Struthers, Ohio, native has made two starts with the series in 2016, qualifying for one main event which resulted in a 14th place performance at Fremont Speedway. Despite the tough start, Bova will remain optimistic, searching for a fresh start on Saturday at Mercer Raceway Park.

“We have some things to work on, but we’ll get there,” explained Cody Bova, pilot of the Bova Racing, J.S. Bova Excavating, AIMI Product Imagining, LLC., Richardson Tree Service, BC Contracting, Gressman Powersports, No. 20B. “We had a tough start last Friday at Attica. Had to start deep in the heat and just couldn’t get rolling. My guys gave me a great car for the B-main, but didn’t have enough time to get to a transfer spot. Regardless, we’re still learning. The car is almost where it needs to be, we just need more laps at Attica.”

Bova, a full-time competitor with the FAST 305 Series in 2016, will spend his off weekend from FAST Series commitments in action at Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday, May 21. The defending track champion at the Mercer, Pennsylvania, oval earned five victories at the short track in 2015, and will hunt for his first win of 2016 this Saturday night.

“We enjoy getting the opportunity to race back at Mercer,” said Bova. “We know our way around that place pretty well. Gives us an opportunity to work out some kinks before getting back to FAST action. I can’t thank my crew enough for what they do for me. It takes a lot of work to put a team together and keep it maintained. I owe them a win soon, so I’ll work to make that happen on Saturday.”

Fans can keep up with Cody Bova during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Follow Bova Racing on all of the available social networks including Twitter: @codybracing and Facebook: Here!

Recent Highlights: Captured 2015 Mercer Raceway Park “Outlaw Sprint Warriors” (305ci) Track Championship.

2015 Wins: 6 (5 - Mercer Raceway Park - PA - 305ci; 1 - Thunder Mountain Speedway - PA - 305ci)

2016 Wins: N/A

Cody Bova and Bova Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: J.S. Bova Excavating, AIMI Product Imagining, LLC., Richardson Tree Service, BC Contracting, Gressman Powersports, KAPtured by Kirstie Photography, Welding Tech, Fully Injected Motorsports, Classic Ink USA.

 

 

Sodeman Leads Local Charge Against All Stars, Back to Work in Western Pennsylvania

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

NORTH JACKSON, Oh. (May 17, 2016) - Second generation racer Jack Sodeman Jr. led the local charge against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Friday night, May 13, at Lernerville Speedway, finishing 15th at the final checkers against a stout field of local and regional talent. Sodeman, a former wing and non-wing main event winner at the Sarver, Pennsylvania, oval, finished higher than any other “local” contender during the 30-lap, $5,000-to-win, main event, setting a positive tone for the rest of the 2016 season. The lone All Star appearance of the 2016 season at Lernerville Speedway attracted 41 entries.

“We were pretty happy with how things turned out on Friday night,” explained Jack Sodeman Jr. “Of course, we wanted to be closer to the front, but we’ll take that experience and move forward with it. The All Stars have a great group of guys racing full-time this season. Mix that in with some Central Pennsylvania starters and a few other outsiders, and you have yourself an awesome field. We’ll take Friday night as a positive and move into the weekend with a goal to win.”

Jack Sodeman Jr., pilot of the Glassmere Fuel, Economy Tooling, PRS Transit, Townsend Gas & Oil, Inc., Butlerbuilt, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Triple X Race Components, No. 23Jr, will now turn his focus back toward weekly competition at Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park this Friday and Saturday, May 20-21. Lernerville Speedway will host a standard Fab-Four program on Friday night, May 20, with Mercer Raceway Park also hosting a weekly event on Saturday, May 21. Sodeman will enter the pair of Western Pennsylvania programs currently second in each championship chase.

Race fans are invited to keep up with Jack Sodeman Jr. all across the Web. News and information will be posted regularly at www.jacksodeman.com and www.fullyinjected.com. Follow Jack Sodeman Jr. on all of the available social networks including Twitter: www.twitter.com/Sodeman23jr.

Recent Highlights: Earned the B.O.S.S. non-wing main event win during Lernerville Speedway’s Steel City Stampede on October 25th. Claimed 2015 Mercer Raceway Park championship.

2015 Wins: 4 2016 Wins: N/A

Jack Sodeman Jr. would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Glassmere Fuel, Economy Tooling, PRS Transit, Townsend Gas & Oil, Inc., Butlerbuilt, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Triple X Race Components.

 

 

Danny Holtgraver Races to Podium Finish at Lernerville with All Stars, Ready to Roll West to Lincoln and Wilmot

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PITTSBURGH (May 17, 2016) - For the second time in 2016, “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver scored a podium finish with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, this time at home in front of his family and friends.

Holtgraver, a full-time traveler on the Arctic Cat All Star trail with Pete Grove’s Premier Motorsports, finished second on Friday night, May 13, at Lernerville Speedway, advancing from a third row starting position during the 30-lap, $5,000-to-win, main event. A second place finish during heat race competition solidified Holtgraver’s main event appearance, eventually finishing fifth in the Arctic Cat All Star dash. The Pittsburgh native is now eighth in the Arctic Cat All Star standings, accumulating two top-five/three top-ten finishes thus far in 2016.

“We needed a good night like that. Feels good to race that well in front of my home crowd,” explained Holtgraver. “Sometimes things just don’t go your way, but on Friday, they did. I can’t thank my team enough for what they do. Cody Jacobs is one of the hardest working guys I know. My car owner Pete Grove has stood firmly behind us since the start. We’ll keep working hard and keep pushing for positive results. We are well overdue for a victory on the road.”

Danny Holtgraver and Premier Motorsports will continue their 2016 campaign on Friday and Saturday, May 20-21, with a long trip west to Illinois and Wisconsin, once again joining the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for a pair of $5,000-to-win programs. The weekend will be comprised of two, full programs, beginning Friday evening, May 20, at the Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois. Action will continue on Saturday evening, May 21, at the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, the lone Arctic Cat All Star visit to “The Badger State” this season. It will be Holtgraver’s first and only appearance at each of the speed plants in 2016.

“We’re excited to get back on the road,” said Holtgraver. “Especially after finishing second on Friday. We need to get a few more finishes like that. We’ve been missing momentum all season. That plays a huge role in any season.”

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the series live on the Web at www.allstarsprint.com.

News and information regarding Danny Holtgraver will be posted regularly right here at ‘FullyInjected.com’ during his entire campaign. 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 networking including twitter: @holtgraverd4 and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DannyHoltgraverMotorsports

Recent Highlights - Finished second with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday, April 16, at Wayne County Speedway (OH).

2015 Wins: 1 2016 Wins: N/A

Danny Holtgraver would like to thank all of his marketing partners: Linc Systems, Olympic Forest Products, Lutes Custom Cabinetry, Premier Pallet, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, Westview Motors, DKW Transport, J&J Auto Racing, Simpson Race Products, Fully Injected Motorsports, Winters, AL Driveline

 

 

Tommy Tarlton Third at Ocean Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though his results haven’t shown how much speed he has had over the last few weeks, Tommy Tarlton continued to show his strength on Friday night as he picked up a third place finish at the Ocean Speedway.

“It was a good night for the Tarlton Motorsports team,” Tommy Tarlton said. “Paul Baines and the guys have given me a good car all year long, so it is nice to finally get a finish that shows how good we have been.”

Timing his Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc./Executive Auto Sales No. 21 machine in quickest overall in time trials, the Easton, CA driver would go on to finish in the third spot during heat race competition.

Pulling the five in the dash draw, Tarlton would line the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino/Pabco Gypsum/Bandy and Associates backed entry fifth up in the six lap shootout where a fifth place finish would put him in the third row of the 30-lap feature event.

With the bottom of the track staying really good all night long, Tarlton worked his way into the third spot during a feature event that was plagued by cautions. Looking for more during the later stages of the race, Tarlton would try to make the top work, and would briefly get in the second spot, but Shane Golobic would answer the call and put Tarlton back in the third spot.

Losing a little power in the race’s final laps, Tarlton would get back in line and ride out the duration of the race and finish third.

“It was a race where we need traffic to make anything happen up front, but cautions didn’t let that happen,” Tarlton added. “Huge thanks to everyone on this team for all they do for me.”

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, Corporate America Investments, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2016 season.

ON TAP: Tommy and the Tarlton Motorsports team are scheduled to be back in action at the Ocean Speedway on Friday night.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-4, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

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

 

 

Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo set for round four at the cool confines of Ocean Speedway this Friday May 20

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – May 17, 2016…With three different winners in the first three races of 2016 the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will look to make it four-for-four this Friday evening at Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway.

The show on Friday will also be the only Sprint Car event running in California and is the final night of racing before the Ocean Sprints get a couple weekends off. Following this Friday’s round the Winged 360 Sprints won’t compete in Watsonville again until Friday June 10. Along with our track regulars a few added entrants are expected to tackle the quarter-mile this week.

Last week it was 2015 Ocean Sprints champion Justin Sanders claiming his first Taco Bravo 360 win of the year, leading the final 25-laps in the feature. The Watsonville based driver will return this Friday hoping to make it back-to-back wins. The 23-year-old set a record last season by winning nine times with the Ocean Sprints.

The other two races so far this year have been captured by two-time Ocean Sprints champion Shane Golobic of Fremont and young upstart Buddy Kofoid from Penngrove. After his opening night victory on April 15 Golobic has finished runner up the past two events. He’ll be looking to get back into victory lane on Friday. Kofoid scored his first career win at the track on April 29 and is coming off a fourth place finish last week.

Easton’s Tommy Tarlton has shown lots of speed the last two events and will be one of the drivers looking to breakthrough this week. Tarlton, a two-time Ocean Sprints champ, finished third last Friday after battling with Golobic late in the race. Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson was also solid overall last week. The Taco Bravo flagship driver won the dash and ran up front, until getting into a couple incidents that left him with a further back finish than he would have wanted.

Reigning Johnny Key Classic winner Andy Forsberg has this Friday night on his schedule. The Auburn driver dominated last year’s Key Classic and ended the season by wrapping up his eighth Civil War Sprint Car Series title. Forsberg has had a strong start to the 2016 campaign as well, with four wins to his credit.

More drivers expected Friday will include Stockton’s Brad Furr, Hollister’s Tony Gualda, Salinas’ Jason & Jeremy Chisum, Fresno’s Koen & Kyler Shaw, Fremont’s Dustin Golobic, Cottonwood’s Lucas Ashe, Oakdale’s Shawn Conde, Corralitos’ Jerry Bonnema, San Jose’s Craig Frandsen & Darrell Taylor, Fresno’s Anthony Simone, Hayward’s Danny Malfatti and others.

Weekly award winners from round three included: Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time: Tommy Tarlton, High Five Pizza Hard Charger: Jason Chisum, Beer Optics Hard Luck: Kurt Nelson The front gate at Ocean Speedway will open at 4:30pm this Friday night with hot laps at 5:30pm, qualifying around 6pm and racing to follow. The pit gate will open at 2pm. Friday’s event also features the IMCA Sport Mods, American Stocks & Dwarf Cars.

All seating will be general admission with adult tickets $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.

The Ocean Sprints & Ocean Speedway is held under the management of Prentice Motorsports Group, which also operates the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series, the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster, the Wingless Sprint Car Series presented by Hunt Magnetos & the All Star Modified Tour.

The Ocean Sprints would like to thank Taco Bravo, High Five Pizza, Ray Scheidts Electric, Beer Optics, Hoosier Tires West, Flowmaster, Budweiser and Kaeding Performance for their support. For more information on the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo log onto www.racepmg.com

 

 

Aric Iosue, Jesse Bearup Impress on Oswego Speedway’s Opening Night

OSWEGO, NY (May 17, 2016) – There were several stories coming out of Oswego Speedway’s 66th annual season opener this past Saturday and two of them revolved around up and coming drivers Aric Iosue and Jesse Bearup.

Iosue, a sophomore driver in the Novelis Supermodified ranks wheeling car No. 11, earned Oswego’s Rookie of the Year honors in 2015, scoring one top ten finish during the ’15 campaign.

After one event in 2016, Iosue has already out done himself, scoring a career best fourth place finish after the 50-lap feature go, his best career result in any racecar.

Never having driven any form of racing machine prior to last season, Iosue started on the outside of row one on Saturday night and held onto the second position for some 34-laps before giving way to seven-time Speedway champion Otto Sitterly.

Eventually another Supermodified veteran in Tim Devendorf was able to work by Iosue, but for the remainder of the event Iosue held strong in the fourth spot out running Pat Lavery and Michael Muldoon across the stripe.

Now in only his second season in Super racing, Iosue rides tied for third in the driver’s championship heading into this Saturday’s $10 admission special on May 21.

Joining Iosue as a head turner on Saturday was Pathfinder Bank SBS shoe Bearup, driving the No. 37.

Wheeling a homemade SBS creation coming out of Redwood, NY in the north country, Bearup first showed speed at the Speedway’s open practice session on May 7, but backed it up this past week as well.

While Beraup is not a rookie in the division, having finished second in the Rookie of the Year standings in 2014, Saturday was certainly a coming out party for the young racer after setting one of the quick laps in practice and then managing to hold off four-time champion Mike Bond for his first career Oswego heat race victory.

Bearup ran into issues in the main event, completing just 11-laps with an 18th place finish, but keep an eye on Bearup this Saturday as a front runner with a chance at victory.

The Speedway returns to action this Saturday with a fan appreciation $10 admission special presented by Best Western PLUS/Quality Inn and Suites Riverfront of Oswego.

Grandstand gates will open at 4:30 p.m. with the start of hot laps with the day’s first green flag waving at 6:30 p.m.

The day’s action will be highlighted by a 50-lap Novelis Supermodified main event and a 30-lap Pathfinder Bank SBS feature.

Kids 16 and under will again be admitted free at all Speedway events in 2016 with the exception of Budweiser International Classic Weekend and Race of Champions Weekend.

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

 

 

HILL'S RACING TEAM: HOME OPENER

by Tommy Goudge (May 16, 2016) - Six Nations, Ontario - The Hill's Racing Team is looking forward to Sprint Car racing close to home this weekend, with visits to Ohsweken Speedway and Brighton Speedway on their schedule.

Mother Nature again interfered with the plans of Alex Hill and her #77x team. Their original plan was to race at Lima, Ohio last Friday, and Crystal, Michigan last Saturday. A school obligation kept her home from Lima, while rain and cold weather postponed Crystal again, where teammate Dain Naida was also planning to be with his #17x.

The Hill's Racing Team will have a total of five cars in action at Ohsweken's Season Opener this Friday, as Alex Hill, Dain Naida, and Cory Turner will compete in the 360 Sprint Car division, while Jerry Hill and Shone Evans will make their debuts in the Crate Sprint Car division. Alex, Dain, and Cory will then head east to Brighton Speedway on Saturday for the opening round of the 2016 Southern Ontario Sprints tour.

Alex claimed two Crate Sprint Car feature wins last season at Ohsweken and finished 4th in the championship standings. The 16 year old driver is very much looking forward to her 4th Ohsweken start in a 360 Sprint Car.

“(I’m) excited to race only ten minutes from home and get home early, but also because Ohsweken is one of my favourite tracks,” Alex said of the 3/8 mile track. “I like how big and wide it is, and how fast I can go. I'm pretty excited to race close to home this weekend with people that I know, and so my family can come and watch."

Alex has some knowledgeable teammates to ask for advice. Both Cory and Dain have tasted success in 360 Sprint Cars at Ohsweken; Cory won the 2014 Rookie of the Year award before finishing 4th in the championship standings last season, while Dain has 5 career feature wins there. Naida is also a 3 time winner at Brighton Speedway, while Cory got his first Brighton win last season.

LINKS Website: www.HillsRacingTeam.com Twitter: @HillsRacingTeam Facebook: search "Hill's Racing Team"

HILL'S HELPERS The Hill's Racing Team would like to thank Iroquois Hereford Farms, Townline Variety, BMO Bank of Montreal, Tony Stewart Racing, CARSTAR Collision & Glass Service, Ackland Insurance, M-One, Davis Fuels, and Engine Pro Racing. Visitwww.HillsRacingTeam.com to find out how you can join the team!

MAILING LIST Send an e-mail to tgoudgecommunications@gmail.com with "Hill's" in the subject line to get on the Hill's Racing Team mailing list.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: THE 2016 SEASON STARTS THIS FRIDAY!

by Tommy Goudge (May 16, 2016) - Ohsweken, Ontario - It's finally here; Ohsweken Speedway's 21st annual Season Opener presented by Ackland Insurance will take the green flag this Friday, May 20 at 7:30pm!

Large fields are expected this season in all of the regular Friday night divisions, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

Glenn Styres enters the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car season opener ready to defend his 2014 and 2015 track championships. He will have stiff competition for this year's championship, with Mitch Brown, Todd Hoddick, Derek Jonathan, Jamie Turner, Jim Huppunen, Chris Steele, Dave Dykstra, Cory Turner, Ryan Turner, and Tyler Hendricks all set to return. Rookie of the Year candidates in the 360 Sprint Car division include Barry Beck, Jr., Steve Lyons, Dylan Westbrook, and Jake Brown

2015 Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Car champ Dylan Westbrook and runner-up Jake Brown have moved to 360's this season, but 2014 champ Ryan Hunsinger has a new ride, and he's ready to go for another title. He'll face competition from returnees like Mark Czuba, Josh Shantz, Mack DeMan, Aaron Turkey, Mike Thorne, Brad Herron, and Holly Porter. Rookie of the Year contenders will include Mike Bell, Alex Schuts, Hannah Ferrell, Corey Gruhl, Jerry Hill, Shone Evans, Jesse McDonald, and Jerry Hill.

Dave Bailey served notice that he's back to defend the Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stock championship by setting a new track record in the Test & Tune session last Friday. Repeating won't be easy for Bailey as a long list of challengers will be going for the title, including Wyatt Van Wart, Jim Lampman, Dereck Lemyre, Chris Dickie, Ryan Dinning, Karl Sault, and Ryan Dinning. The Rookie of the Year class includes Trevor Somers, Mike Ferguson, Jason Lungaro, and Travis Torelli.

Brandon Janssens' 2015 HRW Automotive Mini Stock championship wasn't secured until the final lap last season, and things aren't likely to get any easier this season. Championship runner-up Jason Lungaro has moved to Thunder Stocks, but many strong contenders remain for Janssens, including Chris Ryckman, Mark Bazuin, Jon Janssens, Doug Erskine, Jason Dixon, and Tim Deboer. A large contingent of drivers are eligible for Rookie of the Year, including three-time Bomber champ Dusty Deboer.

Several feature-winning drivers in the Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bomber division are moving to Mini Stocks - including three-time champ Dusty DeBoer - leaving the championship chase wide open this year. Close to half the field on a given night could be made up of Rookie of the Year contenders, as a large group of drivers will be competing in the Bomber division for the first time this season.

TICKETS PLEASE! Reserve your seats NOW for the Burger Barn Northern Crate Nationals, Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, and 12th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend. Call 519 717-0023 or visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information about Special Event Tickets, Gift Certificates, Season Tickets, Parking Passes, Pit Passes, Memberships, and more.

About Ackland Insurance: Nathan Ackland has served the Brantford area for more than a decade. His agency offers many products, including car, home, life, and business insurance. He specializes in moves to the Brantford area and is a proud supporter of local racing, sports, and charities. Nathan’s mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. Visit the Ackland Insurance office at 206 King George Road in Brantford, call him at 519 754-8700, or toll free at 877 754-8707, and visit www.NathanAckland.ca 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. ‎ Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com‎ Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

 

 

Lucas Oil Raceway Event To Close USAC's Week Of Indy Events
Silver Crown Event Is Now On Friday Night

The much anticipated and newly named, USAC's "The Week Of Indy" is coming up next week, leading up to the 100th running of the Indy 500. It begins on Wednesday, May 25 at the Terre Haute Action Track, then the Hoosier Hundred at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Thursday, before the finale at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indy on Friday, known as the Carb Night Classic, "The Race Before The 500".
Formerly held on Saturdays, the USAC Silver Crown cars will be racing at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indy on Friday, May 27 in addition to the Cooper Tire USF2000 and Pro Mazda cars. The event was moved to Friday, to fill a void for racing fans that who had no racing that night and more than one choice on Saturday.
Last year's event, held on Saturday afternoon, saw Kingsurg, California driver Tanner Swanson take the victory at Lucas Oil Raceway. Swanson has been dominant at the track, leading 385 of the last 386 laps of competition. Swanson was followed by his brother Kody, Bobby Santos, Jerry Coons, Jr., and Aaron Pierce.
Pit gates for the Carb Night Classic will open at 9:00 AM for the USF2000 and Pro Mazda competitors and at 11:00 AM for USAC Silver Crown Series teams. Grandstands will open at 2:40, USAC Silver Crown Series practice will be at 3:00, followed by qualifying for the Pro Mazda and USF2000 teams. USAC qualifying will be at 5:05, followed by the USF2000 and Pro Mazda races starting at 6:10. The Carb Night Classic for the USAC Silver Crown Cars will be held at 8:15.
General admission seating for the event will be $25 for adults and $10 for 11 & under. Tickets will be available at the gate.
A three day adult SUPERTICKET is available for a 25% savings at just $60 to see all three events. The voucher will be good for a general admission pass to the Tony Hulman Classic at Terre Haute and the Carb Night Classic at Lucas Oil as well as a reserved ticket to the Hoosier Hundred at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. To purchase the three day SUPERTICKET, visit https://usacracing.ticketspice.com/the-week-of-indy.
For more information, visit www.terrehauteactiontrack.net, www.trackenterprises.com, and www.usacracing.com.

 

INDIANA STATE FAIRGROUNDS & EVENT CENTER CONTINUES TO WELCOME CLASSIC CARS FOR AUCTION AND HISTORIC HOOSIER HUNDRED

INDIANAPOLIS—Automobiles and racing have a long standing history in Indianapolis and that is no different at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event center. Events for the car enthusiast like Dana Mecum’s 29th Original Spring Classic Auction, and The Hoosier Hundred for the racing fanatic can all be enjoyed at the State Fairgrounds this May.

Dana Mecum’s 29th Original Spring Classic Auction takes over the State Fairgrounds May 17-21 with nearly 2,000 classic and collector cars that will cross the auction block. The show draws collectors large and small from all over the country and bidders from all over the world. This will mark the ninth year the auction has attracted some 20,000 visitors to the State Fairgrounds. Admission is $30 at the door and children younger than 12 receive complimentary admission.

The Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center has available space to provide Mecum the versatility it needs to have 1.4 million square feet indoors and approximately 150,000 square feet of outdoor tent space. As the world’s largest muscle car auction, last year, Mecum auctioned a total of $42 million. For those who can’t make it to the auction in person NBC offers a live broadcast, and there is also a live stream available online at www.mecum.com.

Since 1953, thousands of fans have flocked to the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center for the annual Hoosier Hundred dirt track race as one of the premier events race weekend to see drivers like 17-time USAC champion Levi Jones, AJ Foyt, Jeff Gordon and Jack Hewitt.

This year welcomes the 62nd running of the Hoosier Hundred, a 100-mile auto race, showcasing the historic 1-mile dirt track at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand and grass-roots racing at its finest. Thursday before Memorial Day weekend, May 26th, will be jammed pack with high speed fun. Advance tickets are $25 and $30 at the gate. Visit our website,www.indianastatefair.com for more ticket information.

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About the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center The Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center is a modern public event facility that annually hosts more than 300 meetings, shows, sports and agricultural events, including the Indiana State Fair. The year-round management of the Fairgrounds is overseen by the Indiana State Fair Commission which is a quasi-governmental agency that was established in 1992, with the mission to preserve and enhance the Indiana State Fairgrounds and the annual Indiana State Fair for the benefit of all citizens of Indiana. Additional information is available at www.indianastatefair.com.

 

 

Terre Haute Action Track To Open Up USAC's Week Of Indy Events
Popular Tony Hulman Classic To Feature USAC National Sprint Cars

The much anticipated and newly named, USAC's "The Week Of Indy" is coming up next week, leading up to the 100th running of the Indy 500. It all begins with the annual Tony Hulman Classic at the Terre Haute Action Track for the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars and the Scott's Custom Colors UMP Modifieds. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25.
Last season, damp and frigid weather set in on the originally scheduled Tony Hulman Classic, forcing a postponement. Eventually, the race was made up in conjunction with the Jim Hurtubise event in September. In that race, Robert Ballou came from the tenth spot to take the victory. In Modified action that night, former NASCAR star Ken Schrader took the trophy.
This year's Hulman race on the 25th will be followed up, as usual, with the Hoosier Hundred at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Thursday, May 26th. That event will feature the USAC Silver Crown Champ Cars and UMP Modifieds. The final race in "The Week Of Indy", will be an event that moves to a new date, Friday night. Formerly held on Saturday, the USAC Silver Crown cars will be racing at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indy on Friday, May 27 in addition to the Cooper Tire USF2000 and Pro Mazda cars.
A three day adult SUPERTICKET is available for a 25% savings at just $60 to see all three events. The voucher will be good for a general admission pass to the Tony Hulman Classic at Terre Haute and the Carb Night Classic at Lucas Oil as well as a reserved ticket to the Hoosier Hundred at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. To purchase the three day SUPERTICKET, visit https://usacracing.ticketspice.com/the-week-of-indy.
Pit gates for the Tony Hulman Classic at the Terre Haute Action Track will open at 3:00, grandstands will open at 5:00, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:30. General admission will be $25 for adults, $15 for the infield, and children ten and under are free.
For more information, visit www.terrehauteactiontrack.net, www.trackenterprises.com, and www.usacracing.com.

 

Howard Will Visit Illinois and Wisconsin During Upcoming Arctic Cat All Star Weekend

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

ETTERS, Pa. (May 16, 2016) - After a recent visit to Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania, on Friday evening, May 13, resulting in mechanical issues and a short-lived main event, Bradley Howard will switch his focus and begin preparations for an Arctic Cat All Star road trip that expands into Illinois and Wisconsin.

Howard, pilot of the Rocket Drywall, DeRock Electric Company, Harcon Construction, J&W Ace Hardware, Stauffer Motorsports, Ciesco Inc., J&J Auto Racing, Rock-It Pizza & Subs, No. 49H, will join the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in areas north and south of Chicago on Friday and Saturday, kicking off with competition at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois, on Friday night, May 20.

Action will continue on Saturday evening, May 21, at the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin; a co-sanctioned event with the Interstate Racing Association (IRA) sprint cars. Howard has yet to make an appearance in that area of the country, setting up a challenging weekend for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions rookie of the year contender.

“This season has been a wild ride for sure, but also enjoyable,” said Bradley Howard. “Lernerville really didn’t work out how we wanted it to. We finished 25th, but we made the best of the situation and left with our car in one piece. That’s all we can really ask for. We work to record as many laps as possible while always trying to improve. I believe we have a bright future ahead of us.”

Bradley Howard will enter the upcoming Arctic Cat All Star road trip 14th in the current championship standings, qualifying for five main events during the last six point earning programs.

“We are excited for new challenges this weekend,” said Bradley Howard. “We’ll get to visit two tracks that I have never seen before. That’s the best part about this whole deal, traveling to new areas and racing on new tracks. It’s been an amazing experience so far.”

Keep up with Bradley Howard during his entire campaign - right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.fullyinjected.com.

2016 Wins: N/A

Bradley Howard would like to thank all of his current marketing partners including: Rocket Drywall, DeRock Electric Company, Harcon Construction, J&W Ace Hardware, Stauffer Motorsports, Ciesco Inc., J&J Auto Racing, Rock-It Pizza & Subs, JR's Driveway Services, Trackside Body Works, Norris Seafood, Ancient Window Tinting, F.I.T. Engines, Butlerbuilt Seats, American Speed Centers, Moose Blocks, KPI Graphics, AMSOIL, Darrens Designs.

 

 

Danny Dietrich Plans to Battle “Greatest Show on Dirt” in Pennsylvania and New York

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (May 16, 2016) - The 2016 season has been a roller coaster ride for Gettysburg’s Danny Dietrich, experiencing ultimate highs and unpredicted lows during the first few months. Despite what results read, the slate will be wiped clean beginning Wednesday evening, starting fresh for the upcoming World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series invasion.

“We have a one track mindset right now and that is to challenge the Outlaws and keep them out of victory lane,” said Danny Dietrich. “We’ve done it before and we’ll work to do it again. I just want to thank everyone who has stood behind this team since the beginning. Our year hasn’t been the best by our standards, but knowing that we have our fans and loyal supporters on our side makes everything a better. We’re pumped for this week.”

Danny Dietrich, pilot of the Gary Kauffman Racing, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Hickory Run Orchards, Weikert’s Livestock, Carlisle Auto Salvage, CATS Used Truck Parts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, No. 48, is scheduled to join the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on four separate occasions between May 18 and May 22, visiting three different dirt ovals in two states. Dietrich has three career victories against the “Greatest Show on Dirt,” with his most recent occurring on July 24 during Summer Nationals competition at Williams Grove Speedway.

Dietrich will begin his long weekend with the World of Outlaws on Wednesday evening, May 18, at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. The former track champion in the Pigeon Hills is a two-time World of Outlaws main event winner at Lincoln Speedway, earning back-to-back victories in 2012 and 2013.

The upcoming weekend will continue on Friday and Saturday, May 20-21, with two, full days of competition at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The World of Outlaws doubleheader at the world famous half-mile will be headlined with the Morgan Cup on Saturday night, awarding a $12,000 top prize, as well as a $5,000 bonus. Dietrich has been a weekly competitor at “The Grove” in 2016, finishing fifth during his most recent start on Friday, May 13, during the “Outlaw Tune-Up.”

Although plans have not yet been finalized, the tentative outlook for Sunday, May 22, is to join the World of Outlaws at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, New York, for the Empire State Challenge. A decision regarding the New York road trip will be determined later in the week.

“We’ll make up our mind about Sunday after Williams Grove most likely,” explained Dietrich. “The goal is to run all four nights and be in the hunt to win on all four nights. I have a great group of guys who work harder than anyone I’ve ever been around. They deserve a big win this week so I’ll do everything I can to make that happen.”

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

Recent Highlights: Earned back-to-back victories in Central Pennsylvania on April 23/24; winning at Lincoln Speedway on April 23, followed by an Arctic Cat All Star victory at Selinsgrove Speedway on April 24.

2015 Wins: 16

2016 Wins: 2

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Hickory Run Orchards, Weikert’s Livestock, Carlisle Auto Salvage, CATS Used Truck Parts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Bowman Block & Head Repair, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, B&C Auto Menders, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard

 

 

Michael Hard Charges at Lernerville, Lincoln and Wilmot On Deck

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, Oh. (May 16, 2016) - The “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael continued his impressive rookie season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Friday evening, May 13, at the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania, charging from 25th on the main event grid to finish 13th, earning a “Hard Charger Award” for the second time in the last month. Michael, pilot of the Michael Motorsports, Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Snap-On, Kistler Racing Engines, No. 8M, is currently fifth in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions standings, leading all series rookies thus far in 2016.

Other impressive hard charges by Michael include advancing from row ten to finish 13th at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway on April 17, followed by a passing clinic at Port Royal Speedway on April 23; charging from 19th to 9th.

“My guys had my car rolling on Friday night,” said T.J. Michael. “We were excited about our performance, that’s for sure. I think once we nail down our qualifying effort, we’ll be in great shape. We’ve shown our potential and we have the ability to pass cars, we just now have to get ourselves in a little better starting position. I can’t thank my team enough for what they do. We’re thrilled to be where we are right now. We are only going to get faster.”

T.J. Michael will continue his 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions effort this Friday and Saturday, May 20-21, with a pair of events in Illinois and Wisconsin. The Plano, Texas, native, who races out of Fremont, Ohio, during the summer months, will begin his upcoming road trip on Friday night, May 20, at the Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois. Action will resume on Saturday evening, May 21, at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, a co-sanctioned event with the Interstate Racing Association (IRA) sprint cars. It will be a first ever appearance for Michael at each of the upcoming venues, as well as a first and only appearance by the Arctic Cat All Stars in 2016.

“Racing with this tour full-time requires a lot of travel, but that’s one of the best parts about it,” said T.J. Michael. “Many of the places we visit are new to us, and that will continue this Friday and Saturday. We’ll treat this trip like any other; keep our focus and work forward all weekend.”

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the series online at www.allstarsprint.com.

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

Recent Highlights: Earned MSD Performance Hard Charger Award with Arctic Cat All Stars at Bedford Speedway on Sunday, April 17 (20th to 13th). Charged from 19th to 9th with All Stars and Pennsylvania Posse at Port Royal on Saturday, April 23.

2015 Wins: 3 (305ci) (1 Gator Motorplex - Texas; 1 Attica Raceway Park - Ohio; 1 Fremont Speedway - Ohio)

2016 Wins: N/A

T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Snap-On, Kistler Racing Engines, Maxim Race Cars, Slade Shock Technology, Roy Hardin Masonry, Wood Air Conditioning, Pro Tech Service Company and Fully Injected Motorsports.

 

 

Chase Dietz Third During BAPS Night

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

YORK, Pa. (May 16, 2016) - After just three starts since returning to competition in Central Pennsylvania, Chase Dietz is back on the podium.

The York, Pennsylvania, native earned his first podium finish of the 2016 season on Saturday night, May 14, at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, crossing under the final checkers third in the BAPS Night running order behind Stevie Smith and Greg Hodnett. For Dietz, the podium finish was the result of a solid heat race and match race effort, earning a third row starting position for the 25-lap, $5,000-to-win main event. The 2015 North American 410 Sprint Car Rookie of the Year now has two top-ten finishes on the season in the Pigeon Hills.

“Man, we really needed this,” said Chase Dietz. “This was an entire team effort. I can’t thank everyone enough for this opportunity. We still have a few things we need to work on, but this is a great momentum and mental boost for our team. I want to thank Troy Godfrey for the continuing support, as well as all of my sponsors for standing behind me during the last few months. We’re excited about this, we know our potential, but we still have work to do.”

Chase Dietz, pilot of the Haas Shocks, Godfrey Racing Engines, Embee & Sons, Gardy Enterprises, Mark’s Automotive, Pancho’s Race Products, Keizer Wheels, Beer Hill Gang, No. 2D, will enjoy some time off before returning to competition in a few weeks. The third generation racer plans to return to the driver’s seat on Saturday, May 28, for the annual Hilly Rife Memorial.

“We aren’t going to join the Outlaws this week,” explained Chase Dietz. “Our plan is to take things one week at a time and preserve our equipment. I think it is in our best interest to enjoy the Outlaw programs from the stands this week. We’ll be back at it soon enough.”

Race fans can keep up with Chase Dietz during his entire campaign at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Follow Chase on all of the available social networks including Facebook: Chase Dietz Racing and Twitter: Chase Dietz Racing.

Recent Highlights: Finished 3rd during the $5,000-to-win, BAPS Night program at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday evening, May 14.

2015 Wins: 6 (4 “358” wins at Williams Grove (PA); 1 “358’ win at Susquehanna Speedway Park (PA); 1 “410” win - Lincoln Speedway - PA)

2016 Wins: N/A

Catch Chase Dietz on YouTube: https://youtu.be/c9k0Z_F9qrY

Chase Dietz would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Haas Shocks, Godfrey Racing Engines, Embee & Sons, Gardy Enterprises, Mark’s Automotive, Pancho’s Race Products, Keizer Wheels, Beer Hill Gang and Fully Injected Motorsports.

 

 

Brent Marks Earns Pair of Top-Tens, Will Challenge Outlaws Four Times in Five Days

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, Pa. (May 16, 2016) - Brent Marks highlighted his recent weekend in Central Pennsylvania with a pair of top-ten finishes, recording a seventh and eighth place finish during feature competition. The Myerstown, Pennsylvania, native finished eighth during the “Outlaw Tune-Up” at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, May 13, followed by a seventh place finish during the $5,000-to-win, BAPS Night program at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, May 14.

Track surfaces served as the biggest challenge for Brent Marks Racing during their Central Pennsylvania doubleheader, halting progress for the familiar M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, KC Automotive, Wolfrun Landscapes, Roadrunner Race Fuels, No. 19M.

“We are happy to earn two consecutive top-tens, but I think we would have made more progress on better surfaces,” explained Brent Marks. “We had to deal with some rubber on both nights. That doesn’t allow for much passing and it took away a lot of our potential. I felt that we should have had a better weekend. We’ll put those results behind us and work to improve beginning Wednesday.”

Brent Marks Racing will now prepare for a busy, four race stretch with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series beginning May 18. The four race stretch will consist of competition at three different ovals in two states, all during the course of five days.

Action with the “Greatest Show on Dirt” will ignite officially on Wednesday evening, May 18, during the Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. Marks finished eighth during the 2015 Gettysburg Clash, qualifying for the $10,000-to-win main event after earning a victory during heat race competition.

After an off night on Thursday, May 19, World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series action will continue on Friday and Saturday, May 20-21, at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The two-day marquee will be highlighted with the Morgan Cup on Saturday, May 21, awarding a $12,000 top prize, as well as a $5,000 bonus.

The Empire State Challenge at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, New York, will officially end the long weekend with the World of Outlaws.

“We have a long list of supporters who make a long weekend like this possible,” said Brent Marks. “Without their help, frequent starts with the World of Outlaws wouldn’t be possible. I have a great group of guys who dedicate a lot of time to this race team. We’ll work as hard as we can this weekend to get up front. We’ve been close before, we just have to get a little closer.”

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

Recent Highlights: Earned first victory of 2016 at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA, on Saturday, March 19.

2015 Wins: 3 2016 Wins: 1

Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, KC Automotive, Wolfrun Landscapes, Roadrunner Race Fuels, Triple X Race Co., Penske Racing Shocks, DMI Racing Products, Vahlco Racing Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration, Rider Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited, TiLUBE, Smith Precision Products

 

 

Brock Zearfoss 15th During “Tune-Up,” Outlaws and Morgan Cup Next!

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (May 16, 2016) - For the first time in 2016, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss will join the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in Central Pennsylvania, aiming to score not only a career first main event victory with the national travelers, but help keep the Morgan Cup at Williams Grove Speedway.

Zearfoss, pilot of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Leach’s Automotive, No. 3Z, will join the “Greatest Show on Dirt” on Friday and Saturday, May 20-21, at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The two-day showcase will feature two complete programs, highlighted with a $12,000-to-win main event on Saturday evening, also awarding a $5,000 bonus on behalf of the Morgan Cup. The winner of Saturday night’s main event will determine where the Morgan Cup will stay for the next 12 months, either in North Carolina with the World of Outlaws, or in Central Pennsylvania with the “Pennsylvania Posse.” The two-day World of Outlaws invasion will be the first of three appearances at Williams Grove Speedway in 2016

“We’ve been waiting for this opportunity since last season,” explained Brock Zearfoss. “When the World of Outlaws invade our area, it creates a lot of hype and excitement. We’re more than thrilled to be a part of it. We’ve been creating a lot of speed this year, so we’re anxious to put that to work this weekend. I can’t thank my team and sponsors enough for this opportunity. We’ll work to put ourselves in a solid position right from the start and try to get up front.”

Brock Zearfoss will enter the upcoming weekend with a recent start at Williams Grove Speedway, finishing 15th during the “Outlaw Tune-Up” on Friday night, May 13. The “Jonestown Jet” has two top-ten finishes at the world famous, half-mile oval in 2016, finishing as high as fourth on Friday, April 1.

Those seeking additional information regarding the upcoming World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series appearance at Williams Grove Speedway should visit the facility live on the web at www.williamsgrove.com.

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

Recent Highlights: Finished second during feature action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 16

2016 Wins: N/A

Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Leach’s Automotive, Masters Mechanical Insulation, Comprehensive Test and Balance, Berkebile Oil Company, Invisible Glass, Walker Performance Filtration, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Smith Precision Products, GME Steering, Simpson Race Products, CR Graphics, G Force Gears, Precision Powder Coat, Susquehanna Valley Speed Shop, Tate and Sons Firewood, BAPS Auto Paint and Supplies

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

 

 

Kulhanek Close to Top 10s during Texas World Dirt Track Championships

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (May 16, 2016) - Ray Allen Kulhanek had a top-10 car throughout the Texas World Dirt Track Championships last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

"We were fast all weekend," he said. "We laid down pretty good laps every time we went out."

Kulhanek kicked off the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader on Friday by winning a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. He then finished fifth in a qualifier. Kulhanek's combined points locked him into the 11th starting position for the 20-lap main event.

"I was running around 10th when I had a water line come out of the crimp so we lost water going down the front straightaway," he said. "I immediately killed it and coasted around so we had a DNF."

Kulhanek's bid for his third top 10 of the season with the ASCS National Tour came up shy as he was credited with a 20th-place result.

The weekend concluded on Saturday, when Kulhanek placed third in both a heat race and a qualifier. That lined him up on the pole of a B Main, which he won to transfer into the 17th starting position for the 30-lap feature.

"We had a decent car, but it's tough coming from so far back," he said. "I closed in on 10th place and I could have bumped the guy enough to move him coming to the checkers, but it isn't worth it so we rolled across the line 11th.

"I should have had two top 10s out of the weekend. I was more disappointed with the track conditions and how many tires we burned up. It was a costly weekend."

Kulhanek was tied for the most cars passed in Saturday's main event.

He will take this weekend off before returning to action May 27 at RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas; May 28 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas; and May 29 at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region. He enters the tripleheader second in the championship standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 13 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 1 (2); Qualifier: 5 (4); Feature: 20 (11).

May 14 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 3 (4); Qualifier: 3 (1); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 11 (17).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 6 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

May 27 at RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas; May 28 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas; and May 29 at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RayAllenKulhanek.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kulhanek_Ray

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RayAllenKulhanek/?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 - Texas Rotating Equipment

Based in Dayton, Texas, Texas Rotating Equipment is an industrial turbine services and repairs company for oil companies.

"Texas Rotating Equipment has partnered with us the past couple of years and it has really helped our team out," Kulhanek said. "We appreciate their support and hope to represent them in Victory Lane a lot this season."

Kulhanek would also like to thank Big Bass Tour, Alcon Construction, GoPro, Miller's RV Park, J&J Auto Racing, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, ASI Racing Engines, Frazier & Son, Smiley's Racing Products, 41 Shocks, Engler Machine & Tool, Outlaw Wings, Hoosier Racing Tire Southwest, Penske Racing Shocks, C4 Graphics, Simpson Race Products and Marvin and Peggy Pearson for their support.

 

 

Tiner’s Streak Ends With Seventh Place Finish in Hanford, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though his night didn’t end in victory lane, Steven Tiner was still pleased with how his racecar felt as he picked up a seventh place finish on Friday night in Hanford, CA after going to the tail during the feature event.

“We weren’t horrible by any means, but we were not nearly as good as we had been in the first two races at Keller Auto Speedway (Hanford, CA),” Tiner explained.

Timing the Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/Deli Delicious No. 94 machine in ninth quickest during qualifying time trials, the Visalia, CA driver would take advantage of his front row starting spot in heat race action to pick up the win and move into the Dash.

Picking up a seventh place finish in the Dash, Tiner would grid the field from the fourth row for the 30-lap A Main event on a surface that offered drivers multiple grooves to chose from.

Moving forward when the race came to life, Tiner would find himself in the fifth spot quickly as he went wheel-to-wheel with some of the regions top shoes. Looking to work his way into the fourth spot, Tiner was forced to take evasive action to avoid contact with another competitor.

Upon doing so, he would get off the racing surface and would bring his machine to a stop on lap 21 as the field had gotten away from him. Restarting from the tail end of the field with just nine laps to go, Tiner had his elbows up and drove a little ticked off as he worked his way back up to finish in the seventh spot when the dust settled on the event.

“We easily had a Top-Five car, but unfortunately we had to avoid contact and it forced us to bring out a caution,” Tiner added. “We had another really good STR car, and hopefully our next race we can get back up front.”

Steven and his Steven Tiner Racing team would like to thank Larry Davis Farms, Wright Process Systems, Deli Delicious, Fisher Racing Engines, Harvest Supply, Powder Coat-It, SRP, Wilwood, FSR, XYZ Machine, DMI, Dan Olson Race Products, HRP, Sander Engineering, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-6, Wins-2, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-4

ON TAP: Tiner plans to be in action over the Memorial Day weekend, but is unsure at which event at this time.

 

 

Beierle to Tackle Badlands Motor Speedway with BDS Motorsports in 2016

Inside Line Promotions - BISMARK, N.D. (May 16, 2016) - Andee Beierle is teaming up with Bryan and Dave Sundby and the BDS Motorsports team to tackle Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D., in 2016.

BDS Motorsports is a championship winning 360ci and 410ci sprint car team based in Newton, Iowa. The team earned the 2014 and 2015 360 owner championship at Knoxville Raceway.

"I'm double majoring in aerospace and chemical engineering," Beierle said. "Badlands offered the best deal for me as I continue my education with summer school, which is a big focus.

"I can't thank Bryan and Dave enough for giving me this opportunity. They have a ton of experience that I can draw from and learn."

Beierle, who hasn't raced since competing in the Chili Bowl Nationals in January, has been concentrating on her studies. However, she is eager to get back behind the wheel of a 360 sprint car this Sunday at Badlands Motor Speedway.

"I'm excited to get back to racing," she said. "I'm looking forward to getting some short track experience this year at Badlands.

"I'm also excited about the promotional opportunities we will be doing through O'Reilly Auto Parts and SuperClean. We were at an O'Reilly's this past Saturday and it went very well. I'll keep everyone updated where BDS Motorsports will be for our next O'Reilly Auto Parts promotional stop."

Follow Beierle via her social media accounts for updates regarding promotional work.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Sunday at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AndeeBeierleRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndeeBeierle

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SuperClean

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"We've always used SuperClean products because it's the best cleaner," Beierle said. "No product compares to what SuperClean produces. The detail shop that my family owns has always used SuperClean because it works efficiently and effectively."

Beierle would also like to thank O'Reilly Auto Parts, Northern Coatings, Inc., Arienco Construction Inc., AB Auto Detail, Harmony Stables, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Liquid Nitro, Simpson Race Products and IETF for their continued support.

 

 

Brian Brown – Breaking Through at Knoxville!

(Bill W) May 16, 2016 – It has been a while since Brian Brown has taken the checkered flag in a 410 at Knoxville, but he got it done in the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 last Saturday night! A late race pass of Brooke Tatnell meant win #31 for the Grain Valley, Missouri driver at Knoxville. It also was the team’s eighth straight podium finish. Their run will be challenged again this weekend, as the National Sprint League is back in action for a pair of shows. On Friday night, the Folkens Brothers Trucking Spring Nationals will open the new Jackson Motorplex before the NSL makes their first appearance of the year at Knoxville Saturday.

You were laying it down again in hot laps Saturday!

Anytime the track is that good and you’re hot lapping at 14.5 (the record in 14.407), I’d like to say the driver is doing it all, but I’m just guiding it. We have great horsepower from Charlie Garrett, Maxim Chassis, FK Shocks and Vortex Wings, and that makes it easy on me.

Did you change anything for time trials? You ended up second quick.

We took a look at whether we could do anything to get faster. You want to do that anytime you’re that close to a track record. We made some changes that kind of slowed us down, and the track slowed down a little too. We did feel like we were off, and we were still able to get second quick. So our qualifying is on point right now.

You performed well in your heat again too.

You want to do as well as you can and have the mindset to be the fastest car every time you hit the track. We were able to go from sixth to win the heat. At that point, we felt our car was as good as it’s been in two or three years there. A lot of things go on during the week where you’re making decisions for race night and things we want to get better on. Chad (Morgan) and the whole team made some really good decisions this week with our shocks and our car. That really paid off.

You lined up fifth in the feature and ran third most of the way.

It was kind of a weird feature really; we were able to get to third pretty quickly. We were able to pass Matt (Juhl) a couple of times and the cautions didn’t fall our way. He was doing a good job. Twenty laps go really quickly at Knoxville. You’re just getting in your groove, and you look up and there’s five or six laps to go. We didn’t feel good in the middle stages. We were able to get by Matt there when the caution came.

What were your thoughts on the last restart?

Lining up second with four to go…as hungry as we were for a win, I felt like we needed to do whatever it took to win. Not to crash somebody, but to go where (Brooke Tatnell) wasn’t going. I hadn’t run the top very much, and we made a good corner in one and two, and then in three and four. I think the top was just as fast, and maybe I should have been up there the whole while.

Though you were awarded a win after a DQ last year, it had been 2014 since you’d actually taken the checkers.

It seemed like an eternity. Sometimes when you win, you take it for granted. When you don’t win for two years at Knoxville, you wonder when you’re going to win again. We’ll really enjoy this for a couple of days and turn our attention to this weekend. I’m just really proud of our team. Chad Morgan, Michael Williams and Wyatt Burks bust their butt all week long to make sure every detail is perfect. It’s good to pay those guys back with a win.

It will be a big weekend at Jackson and again at Knoxville.

We’ve had some success in the past at the Folkens Brothers Trucking Spring Nationals. We’ve been able to win two or three times. The way we’re operating as a team, we feel we can go anywhere in the country and be in the hunt. The NSL at Knoxville Saturday will bring some excitement and some extra money too. I hope a lot of fans come out and support us again this Saturday at Knoxville.

Follow Brian on the Web, Twitter and Facebook!

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

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

Twitter Links – @BrianBrown21, @FVPRacing, @CaseysGenStores

Facebook Links

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

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

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

Other Web site info

Casey's: www.caseys.com

FVP: www.fvpparts.com

Great Marketing Opportunities for 2016!

There are great marketing opportunities available with Brian Brown Racing for 2016 with available spots on the car including the side of the nose wing. For more information, e-mail Brian at Brian@BrianBrownRacing.com.

Brown’s Bits

Though Brian was awarded a win in 2015 due to a disqualification, his last time crossing the checkers first at Knoxville Raceway in 410 action was August 7, 2014 when he won on his Knoxville Nationals Preliminary night. After starting fifth, he would take the lead on lap 21 of 25, a win ahead of Hafertepe, Kerry Madsen, Terry McCarl and Bryan Clauson.

About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating over 1,850 convenience stores in 14 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 5th largest c-store chain and fifth largest pizza chain in the United States.

About FVP

Built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service, FVP is the confident solution for all of your OEM needs. FVP products are engineered to provide customers with OE quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. FVP is proud to carry a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, powerful batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV’s, commercial, boats and other specialty vehicles as well as automotive chemicals and oil, antifreeze, DEF, hub assemblies, radiators and condensers. To learn more about FVP or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit FVPparts.com! FVP…The Confident Solution.

Marketing Partner of the Week – MC Power

With clients around the Midwest, MC Power has the experience and expertise to deliver cost-saving construction (general contracting, tenant finish/improvement, remodeling, metal building repair, roof leak repairs, concrete, carpentry, painting, drywall, plumbing, etc.), electrical (electrical design-build, electrical assessment, new construction and retrofit, ground testing, power analysis, energy back-up, power generation systems, sign repair, pole light repair, data wiring, panels, outlets, switches, etc.), solar energy (facility assessment, energy assessment, system evaluation, system engineering, financial/proforma development, solar-thermal systems, system installation, roof evaluations, ground or roof mounts, monitoring, maintenance, products & services warranty management, rebate management, etc.) and LED lighting systems (facility assessment, energy assessment, system evaluation, product evaluation, new construction or retrofit, maintenance, products & services warranty management, rebate management, etc.) for virtually any commercial or industrial application. Visit them on the web at www.MCPower.com!

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Carrillo Rods/CP Pistons

CP Pistons and Carrillo industries have joined forces with one goal in mind: offer high quality performance products with excellent customer service. CP has built a reputation of high-end quality pistons, buil5 to perform and outlast; especially in power-sport and sport compact. They are recognized as a technological leader in piston design and development for all venues of motorsports. They focus on providing industry-leading products and performance while maintaining the highest level of customer service.

Nearing their 50th Anniversary, the name Carrillo is synonymous with connecting rods. Carrillo has won more races in virtually every format of motorsports than any rod manufacturer in the world. They carry a full line of stock replacement rods and specialize in custom applications. They focus on providing industry-leading products and performance while maintaining the highest level of customer service. All products are proudly made in USA. Visit them online at www.CP-Carrillo.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, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, Weld Wheels, Housby Trucks, Next LED Sports, Schure Built Suspension, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N, www.hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, Fuel-Safe Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, CP Pistons, Carrillo Rods, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Butler Built Seats, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Tru Square, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Shell Shock, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Hoosier Tires, Klein RV, Duke’s Meats, BIGS Sunflower Seeds, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines, MSD and Fortress Wealth Management for all their support!

 

 

Greg DeCaires Overcomes Adversity To Finish Fourth At Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Rebounding from a frustrating night at the Placerville Speedway one week ago, Greg DeCaires and his Dale Miller Motorsports team overcame a bit of adversity during Saturday night’s event to finish in the fourth spot.

Getting his night started off great, DeCaires would time the Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic/Thompson’s Auto Center/RedHawk Casino backed No. 4SA machine in quickest during the night’s qualifying session.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, DeCaires would have issues on the first lap of his heat race saw him get out of shape and endure heavy contact. Able to restart the race with a beaten and battered car, DeCaires would finish fourth and earn a spot in the nightly redraw.

Following the heat race, it was revealed that there was a broken piece to the No. 4sa frame, and the crew quickly scrambled to find a fix. With a fellow competitor a professional welder with a welder in the pits, repairs were made to the Dale Miller Motorsports entry, and the Elk Grove, CA driver would grid the field from the fourth row.

On a racy Placerville Speedway surface, DeCaires would use his veteran savvy to work his way into the Top-Five. Battling past Logan Seavey late in the race, DeCaires would take the fourth spot as he then set his sights on Justin Johnson.

Getting to Johnson with just a few laps left in the race, DeCaires would not have much time to do anything for the final spot on the podium and settled for fourth at the stripe.

Greg DeCaires and the Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic, Thompson’s Auto Center, RedHawk Casino, NAAKE Suspension, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Gary Morgan Graphics, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Smith Precision Products, MotoWear, Frank’s Auto Body Shop, and Wesmar Racing Engines for their support.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 5, Wins- 1, Top-5’s-3, Top-10’s-4

ON TAP: DeCaires and the Miller Motorsports team will be back in action this Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway.

 

 

Peterson Picks Up Another Placerville Speedway Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA- Enduring a tough night at the track just one week ago, Matt Peterson returned to action on Saturday night and put together a nice night that saw him finish in the eighth spot at the Placerville Speedway.

“It was a really fun night at the race track,” Matt Peterson said. “I was pitted some really good people, and me and my dad let me call the shots on the car all night so to run well with my decisions was really gratifying.”

Opening his Saturday night up by timing the Miller Lite/V&H Fresh/Inventory Sales Company No. p37 machine in eighth quickest during the qualifying session on the racy ¼ mile bullring.

Finishing fourth in his heat race, the Wilton, CA would grid the field from the fifth row for the 25-lap affair. As the race came to life, Peterson would battle with the likes of Mike Benson and Kirt Organ as they jockeyed for position on the tight confines of the Placerville Speedway.

Holding his own inside the Top-10, Peterson would move into the eighth spot as he continue to chase after Organ. Spending much of the race battling with Organ, Peterson would hang onto the Top-10 as he took the checkered flag in the eighth spot.

“It was a solid night for us, but we always want to be further forward and battling for podium finishes and win,” Peterson said. “I do have to admit though, it has been so much fun getting to the track the last few weeks with family and friends. The good vibe helps me out for sure and hopefully starts to translates into even better results and the season moves forward.”

Matt and his team would like to thank, Miller Lite, V&H Fresh, Inventory Sales Company, Bear Trucking, Transportation Services, Future Energy Savers, Hoskins Mechanical Resources, Vahlco Wheels, JhdDesings, Shell Shock, and MTFX Graphics for their support in 2016.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS- Races-4, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Matt will return to the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

 

 

Sides Facing Four World of Outlaws Races in the East This Week

Inside Line Promotions - HAUBSTADT, Ind. (May 16, 2016) - Jason Sides has a busy week on tap with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Sides heads east to face the vaunted Pennsylvania Posse starting on Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Gettysburg Clash. Sides hasn't made the feature during the event in the past three years.

"Qualifying is probably as important during that race than any," he said. "We haven't qualified well there and when you get behind the eight ball with so many talented drivers it's very hard to overcome that. We need a good draw and a great qualifying lap to set ourselves up."

Sides will then head to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Morgan Cup, which is contested on Friday and Saturday. He finished 14 th twice at the half-mile oval last year and is looking for his first podium finish at Williams Grove Speedway since placing second in 2012.

"Williams Grove is a technical track where qualifying is also important," he said. "It can be tough to pass people in dirty air so it's important to set yourself up toward the front of the field."

This weekend wraps up on Sunday at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., for the Empire State Challenge, an event in which Sides maneuvered from 24 th to 15th last year during his debut at the track.

"We learned a couple of things last year that will hopefully help us leading into this weekend's race," he said.

Sides is coming off a weekend in Indiana where qualifying got him behind the eight ball from the start of each night.

Sides timed in 20th quickest on Friday at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth before he finished sixth in a heat race. He then advanced from 17 th to a 13th-place result in the main event.

On Saturday, Sides qualified 24th quickest, placed sixth in a heat race and ended 19th in the main event at Tri-State Speedway.

"Qualifying was our struggle last weekend," he said. "It's not like NASCAR where you get two hours of practice. You have to get your car near perfect after a couple of warm-up laps so some nights you just don't hit it right away. We had to come from the back in the heat race and the feature each night. It's really tough to get good results when you start so far back because everyone is so even."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 13 - Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 6 (7); Feature: 13 (17).

May 14 - Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 6 (8); Feature: 19 (18).

SEASON STATS -

28 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 10 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Gettysburg Clash; Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Morgan Cup; and Sunday at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., for the Empire State Challenge with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

LIVE AUDIO -

Keep up with Sides Motorsports via free, live audio from DIRTVision at every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event throughout the season. Select events also include live Pay-Per-View video. For more information, click http://www.DIRTVision.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - R.E. Enterprises

Based in Memphis, Tenn., R.E. Enterprises is a one-stop solution for sprint car parts and racing supplies, racing and performance shock services, chassis repairs and fabrication, and custom welding or machining needs. For more information, visit http://www.RacingEclipse.com.

"R.E. Enterprises does a lot for us and we really appreciate their support," Sides said. "Chris and everybody over there are just as good of friends as they are partners."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., King Racing Products, Clean Seal, Inc., VRP Shocks, BR Motorsports, FSR Radiators, Dancer Logistics, Inc., Jim Schuhknecht, East Coast Logistics, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Johnson Earns Emotional Win with Late-Race Pass at Petaluma

Inside Line Promotions - PETALUMA, Calif. (May 16, 2016) - Saturday was an emotional night for Chase Johnson, who captured his first sprint car feature victory since a devastating accident in March 2013 that claimed the life of his cousin, Marcus Johnson, as well as Dale Wondergem.

"I was tearing up in Victory Lane," Chase Johnson said. "It's not only a big deal to win a race after that big of a life-changing event and then to not get a win for so long, all of the emotions, finally getting it done for Marcus and Dale, it was really emotional. I'm so happy and grateful that everything fell in our favor that night."

Johnson, who was making his season debut in his family owned sprint car, opened the night by qualifying fourth quickest at Petaluma Speedway.

"We weren't that great right out of the box," he said. "We struggled in hot laps and threw quite a big change at it going into qualifying. It really turned around."

Johnson then advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race.

"We had to make it through the heat and make sure we finished in the top four to make the feature redraw," he said. "We were definitely fast enough to finish second, but we didn't have the room to make something happen and I wasn't going to force the issue."

That locked Johnson into the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 4 during the random redraw to line up on the outside of the second row for the 25-lap feature.

"I ran fourth for about 11 laps," he said. "I got by (Seth Nunes) for third and then I ran there for a few more laps. Around Lap 17 to 19 the leader at the time ended up having motor issues and pulled off the track so that put us up to second. We caught Andy (Forsberg) in lapped traffic. I didn't think we were faster than him. He was able to run a higher line than I was and I had to cheat the corners to make sure our car was happy and free."

A late-race caution allowed Johnson to close to the bumper of the leader for the final shootout.

"We had a restart with four laps to go," he said. "I found something that was working for my car. I didn't know that line would be able to get around Andy because he was so fast on the top. I drove it in as hard as I could and it played out in our favor."

Johnson kept pace with Forsberg for two laps following the restart before pulling even exiting turn four heading toward the white flag. Johnson led by a nose as the flag was waved and he held onto the top spot throughout the final lap to score the victory.

Click on the link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/uAPegeoyCGA

He is slated to return to action driving for Shawn and Cyndi Thomas this Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the Salute to LeRoy VanConett with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 14 - Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 1 (4).

SEASON STATS -

20 races, 2 wins, 5 top fives, 5 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the Salute to LeRoy VanConett with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Chase.Johnson.Racing1

APPAREL -

Johnson has No. 68 t-shirts and sweatshirts as well as Chase Johnson shirts for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes in this season. T-shirts are $25 each and hoodies are $35 apiece.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Newman Freeman Racing

During the 1976 auto racing season, actor Paul Newman became interested in forming a professional auto racing team and contacted Bill Freeman from Santa Barbara. Freeman is credited as the man who introduced Newman to professional auto racing management and their company specialized in Can-Am, Indy Cars and other high performance racing automobiles.

"The reason Paul Newman got into racing was because of a guy named Bill Freeman," Johnson said. "Bill hasn't really been involved in racing since Paul's death so we really appreciate his support and partnership."

Johnson would also like to thank Johnny Franklin's Mufflers, PitStopUSA.com, Shifty Illusions, Napa Auto Parts, Flowmaster, Don's Truck Repair, VSR, Oroville Cycle, I-Wear Graphix, Driven Raceway, Nor-Cal Transmission and Chevron Pro-Gas for their continued support.

 

 

Mason Moore Oh-So-Close At Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Mason Moore had quite an eventful weekend. After battling issues aboard his Mason Moore Racing No. 22 machine on Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway, Moore would lead 24 of 25 laps on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway only to see his second win of the season snatched away on the race’s final lap.

“It was a tough weekend, but I can’t thank both teams enough for all they do for me,” Moore said. “Friday night we had some gremlins that the guys worked through, and Saturday night we were really good again in the No. x1 machine but we got beat on the last lap.”

Taking part in the 9th Annual Bill Brownell Memorial on Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway, Moore’s team would discover a brake issue just as he pushed into staging for time trials. With no time to make repairs Moore would time in with no brakes and during session would have an engine issue, but still managed to time in third quickest.

Going to work on the Coors Light/Econo Lube and Tune/Geico Local Office No. 22 machine, Moore would miss his heat race but would make the call for the feature event where he gridded the field from the sixth row.

On an extremely racy track, Moore would make some moves during the action packed 25-lapper where he would work his way up to finish in the sixth spot when the checkered flag flew on a wild night.

Making the trip to the Placerville Speedway with the Friends and Family No. x1 team on Saturday night, Moore would continue to show strength at the racy ¼ mile speedway as he timed in seventh quick during time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, the Princeton, CA pilot would get the jump when the green flag flew and he would race his way to the win and subsequently earn a spot in the redraw.

With Lady-Luck on his side, Moore would find himself with the two pill, which put him on the front row of the 25-lap A Main event. Getting the jump again, Moore would set sail from the field as he looked for his second feature event win of the season.

With drivers battling for position behind Moore he was able to extend his lead until Sean Becker got into the second spot. With the race coming to a close, Moore would find himself in thick traffic, which allowed Becker to erase his once sizeable lead an make things interesting.

As the white flag waived, Moore would take it as the leader but he had ‘The Shark” nipping at his heels.

Using a full head of steam out of turn two, Becker would grab the top spot as the leaders headed into turns three and four, and Moore fell to the second spot, where he would go on to finish.

“It’s definitely a lowly feeling to lose one like that, but that is why the call him ‘The Shark’,” Moore said. “It is a bummer to not win, but in the big picture it was a good night for this team. We have been good, and hopefully we can continue be up front and contending for wins.”

Moore would like to thank Coors Light, Econo Lube and Tune, Geico Local Office, LRB Race Products, NAAKE Suspension, K&N, Selover Paint and Body, Lucas Oil, and Moore Insurance Services for their support.

ON TAP: Moore will be back in action on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway with the F&F Racing team.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-16, Wins-1, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-11.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Mason by following him on Twitter @MasonMooreRacin.

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Starks Loses a Tire in Closing Laps While Leading at Grays Harbor Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - ELMA, Wash. (May 16, 2016) - Trey Starks came close to registering his third triumph of the season last Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway, where a flat tire in the closing laps relegated him to an 11th-place result.

"It was a good night overall," he said. "Everything went right except for that blown tire. That stuff happens. You just have to move on to the next night."

Starks opened the event by qualifying second quickest. He then advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race, which lined him up on the inside of the third row for the 25-lap main event.

"Come main event time we made all the changes we usually do on the slick tracks," he said. "From the drop of the green flag we were fast. We got to third before a caution around Lap 5. I think we got the lead on the seventh or eighth lap. I tried to set a good pace and not make any mistakes in traffic. With about 10 laps to go I started to hear a noise from the right side of the car. My first assumption was maybe it was someone behind me."

Starks continued to set a strong pace out front before a red flag with four laps remaining halted the action.

"We had a red with four laps to go and I could feel a tire going down," he said. "Sure enough we had a flat right rear. I tried to spin it (during the caution) and build some heat to limp it to the finish, but the tire was way too flat. Shortly after we restarted it ended up shredding. It was a heartbreaker."

Starks lost two spots on the restart lap before the tire exploded on the frontstretch. He was unable to finish the race and was credited with an 11 th-place finish.

"If we didn't have a caution or if the caution wouldn't have been a red so we could roll around to keep some heat in the tire or if the red was open we would have been ok," he said. "That's just part of racing."

Starks is heading east this weekend to drive for Jeff McCall on Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Gettysburg Clash and Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Morgan Cup with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 14 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 11 (5).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 2 wins, 3 top fives, 4 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Gettysburg Clash and Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Morgan Cup with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - 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 Blue Dot Fabrications, SpeedMart, King Racing Products and Masco Petroleum for their continued support.

 

 

Nunes Records First Top Five Finish Of Season

PETERSEN MEDIA: Following a weekend of rain, Seth Nunes returned to the helm of the potent Van Lare Motorsports No. 5v machine on Friday and Saturday night where he finished fifth at the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night before issues knocked him out of a potential Top-Five on Saturday night at the Petaluma Speedway.

“It was a really good weekend for our team, and it did a ton for my confidence,” Seth Nunes said.

Checking in at the Silver Dollar Speedway for the 9th Annual Bill Brownell Memorial, Nunes got his night started off by timing the Napa Auto Parts/Lucas Oil/VSR backed No. 5v machine in ninth fastest during time trials.

Picking up a fourth place finish during his heat race, the Medford, OR driver would line up in the third row of the feature event. On a very racy track, Nunes turned in a strong performance as he ran in the Top-five during the duration of the feature event.

Getting up into the fourth spot during the feature, Nunes would be in pursuit of Kyle Hirst for the third spot. While looking for third, Nunes would soon feel pressure from a surging Andy Forsberg and late in the race Forsberg would drop him back into the fifth spot where he would go on to finish.

Making the trip to the Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night, a track that his car owner and crew chief knows all to well, Nunes would turn in another strong qualifying efford that saw him seventh on the speed chart.

Winning his heat race, Nunes would line up fifth in the 25-lap feature event, and just like he did on Friday he was able to work his way forward.

Getting into the fourth spot when the race got underway, Nunes would chase after Chase Johnson while Geoff Ensign chased after him.

Getting into the third spot on the seventh lap, Nunes would continue to chase after Johnson while the lead pack found themselves in thick traffic during an extending green flag run.

Late in the race, Nunes would feel something go south in his suspension, and he would bring his machine to a stop just three laps short of the finish line, and his night would come to a close.

“We had a good car both nights, and I have to thank Jim Van Lare, and everyone that helps out on this car,” Nunes added. “We will take this weekend off and come back when the Civil War Series hits Marysville (CA) and Chico (CA) over the Memorial Day weekend.”

Seth would like to thank Napa Auto Parts, Lucas Oil Products, VSR Steering Repair, Bianchi Farms, Cameron and Cameron Vineyard Supply, CCI, and Awesome Racewear for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: Seth and the Van Lare Motorsports team will be off this weekend before retuning to action on Memorial Day weekend with the Civil War Series during the Mel Hall Memorial at Marysville Raceway and the Silver Dollar Speedway Fair Race.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-8, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

STAY CONNECTED: Follow along with Seth on Social Media by following him on Twitter @SethNunes.

 

 

Taylor Picks Up Second Victory of the Season

Inside Line Promotions - CALHAN, Colo. (May 16, 2016) - Zac Taylor helped his parents celebrate their wedding anniversary with a great weekend of racing.

Taylor picked up his second win of the season in the Colorado Alliance Tour (CAT) 305 Sprint Cars at Lamar Speedway in Lamar, Colo., on Friday and he followed that up with a second-place run at El Paso County Raceway on Saturday.

"It was an awesome weekend," he said.

Taylor opened Friday night by winning a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. He then lined up on the pole of the main event at Lamar Speedway.

"On Friday I started on the pole and dropped back to fourth," he said. "The track came to the car and I started going forward. A couple of cars spun out in front of me … I'm glad I didn't get tangled up with them. It's just great to get another win."

The win was Taylor's second of the season and it provided momentum entering Saturday, when he finished second in a heat race to line up sixth in the main event at El Paso County Raceway.

Taylor picked up a pair of positions at the start to climb into fourth place.

"We had a red and on the restart I drove hard into turn one and came out second," he said. "I caught the leader and ran right on his rear bumper the last three laps and through lapped traffic. His dad came up to me after the race and said I would have won had I had two more laps so that made me feel good."

Taylor's second-place result gives him three podium finishes in three sprint car races this season.

Next up, Taylor will make his debut in Todd Henry's midget on May 21 at I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., with the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association (RMMRA).

"I'm super excited to back in the midget," Taylor said. "Todd Henry is a great guy … fun to be around and I will work hard and give him 100 percent."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 13 - Lamar Speedway in Lamar, Colo. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (1).

May 14 - El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo. - Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 2 (6).

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 2 wins, 3 top fives, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

May 21 at I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., with the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zac-Taylor-Racing/176561235888527

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zac86taylor

Website: http://www.zactaylorracing.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA1su-PDXOb8wWUoLAw_POQ/videos

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Terry and Candie Taylor

"I want to spotlight my mom and dad because of all the sacrifices they have made for me to race," Taylor said. "They spent their anniversary at the race track this past weekend. There's just no way I could have ever been able to race without them."

Taylor would also like to thank Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Pro Shocks, Triple X Racing Company, USA Performance Engines and Hoosier Racing Tires.

 

 

5/16/2016

Scotty Thiel – Beaver Dam Podium!

It was a short night at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana with the World of Outlaws for Scotty and the STM #64 team as they blew a steering gear in the heat race event and would not be able to rejoin the rest of the night as the program was rushed through to get the show in before the rain storm came. That led the team to prepare for a cold Saturday night at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI with the IRA Sprint Car Series. After a solid performance all night long, Scotty managed to capture his first podium of the season with a 3rd place performance in the main event!

Friday morning the team headed south to Plymouth, Indiana to race at Plymouth Speedway with the World of Outlaws. Scotty did not have a great qualifying run after hitting a big rut in the track both laps and would end up starting 9th in the heat race event. He charged the bottom groove on the first lap of the heat and pulled into the fifth position before the car darted up the track in turn three. Scotty regrouped himself and settled back in the eighth position for the next few laps before he would pull into the infield after the steering got very tight and was covered in power steering fluid. The team rushed to get a new steering gear into the car and were putting the final touches on the car as the race program began to get rushed to get going as a threat of rain factored in. The B-main was getting pushed off on the track and Scotty was unable to get on to the track and the team would pack up for the night.

They headed back home in the morning as the weather played a big factor in deciding where to go Saturday if the IRA event would get cancelled. Beaver Dam Raceway pulled through however and was able to get the track into a racing condition. The team pulled into the track and began to prepare the car for the evening. Scotty would go out second in time trials and would end up second quick out of 26 cars in attendance. He would go on to start sixth in the heat race event. During the heat race event, Scotty was working the high groove and running in the fourth position for majority of the race but fell back to the fifth position after losing momentum during a slide job attempt on the slick track conditions. He would end up finishing fifth but was still eligible for the redraw because of the qualifying time. Scotty would end up starting third in the 30 lap A-main event. The temps began to lower as the field pushed off on the track for the final event. The took the green flag and Thiel stormed into the second position coming out of turn two. He would hold that position for several laps and a caution would come out and bunch the field back up. On the restart, Scotty bobbled a little and lost a couple car lengths on the leader but would gain ground several laps later as lap traffic approached. Just before the half way marker was waved, Scotty caught up the leader and began to pressure the top spot. He would have to change his line to work past a few lap cars and lost a little ground during the process. After regrouping he made another attempt at the lead and would show a nose wing going down the front stretch! He would again have to change up his line and lost some ground. Lap traffic began to get thicker in front of the leaders but Scotty still managed his position. He fell back to the third spot as another caution came out. After returning back to green flag action, Thiel made the pass back for position down the backstretch and settled back into the second positon. After battling for the second position for the next few laps, white flag was waved to the field. Scotty protected the low groove but would bobble a little bit out of turn two and gave up some ground going down the backstretch. The battle carried on into turn three and Thiel would fall short at the line and end up finishing in the third position. It was still a great performance as it recorded Thiel’s first podium finish for the season. “First off I have to thank all you fans for coming out and freezing your butts off. We were getting a little cold sitting in the race car but you guys are diehards,” exclaimed Thiel. “A podium finish finally this year feels pretty good. This Professional Plating, Scott Thiel Builders team has been working really hard and we’ve been fighting a lot of bad luck but things are coming around. We had a shot at the lead for a little bit. The leader got around the lapped cars quicker and walked away from us. We needed this finish as a team to build a little confidence after a rough start of the season. We will build on this and work hard for next week.” Concluded Thiel.

Next on tap for the #64 Scott Thiel Motorsports team will be another double header weekend starting off Saturday night at Wilmot Raceway as the IRA Sprint Series co-sanctions this event with the new Allstar Sprint Car Series. The team will follow up this event on Sunday at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI.

Keep up to date on all of Scotty’s upcoming events on www.scottythiel.com and also on the Scott Thiel Motorsports social media pages, www.facebook.com/ScottThielMotorsports.

Scott Thiel Motorsports would like to thank all of their great marketing partners for the 2016 racing season and encourages everyone to check out these fine companies! Please support the people who support racing!

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SixFour Promotions is a motorsports marketing company driven toward promoting motorsport events and helping drivers/teams seek potential marketing partners. From marketing proposals to full event promotions, SixFour Promotions knows what it takes to have complete marketing success. To learn more about what SixFour can offer you, look them up on www.facebook.com/SixFourPromotions

VMS Motorsports:

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Innovations in braking since 1999 has led QTM to be one of the top brake companies in the business. >From open wheel, off road, late model racing and street vehicles, QTM provides a wide range of brakes and accessories for all applications. Their innovated technology allows the brakes to be the best in the business and the stopping power is incredibly noticeable to drivers in all platforms. Check out www.qtmi.com for more information!

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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Herrera Happy with Pair of Podiums at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (May 16, 2016) - Johnny Herrera is riding a hot streak right now during Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition.

Herrera capitalized on a pair of podium finishes last weekend during the Texas World Dirt Track Championships at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track to extend his lead in the ASCS National Tour championship standings.

"We'll take it," he said. "Of course we want to win, but at the same time if you can't get the win you've got to get what you can. Racing is a lot about momentum. Right now we're on a good wave. We're in contention and we're fast every night. We're going to ride that out and continue to do what we're doing."

Last weekend began on Friday with Herrera advancing from second to win a heat race and from third to claim a qualifier. That lined him up on the outside of the front row for the 20-lap main event.

"We had a great car all night long," he said. "Unfortunately, we lost a Jacobs Ladder around Lap 8 to 10. One of the pins fell out. I didn't know exactly what happened, but it was bad. I got to a point where I decided to try to get locked in (to Saturday's main event by finishing in the top four) rather than focus on the win."

Herrera was able to hang on for a third-place result, which was good enough to give him a spot in Saturday's feature redraw. He pulled the No. 3 during the random redraw to line up on the inside of the second row for the 30-lap main event.

"We got the lead off the bat," he said. "I was rolling really good. At one point we had a straightway lead before we had a yellow. (Aaron) Reutzel made a run on me and got by me. I held him off in turns one and two, but on the restart I was tight for two or three laps. He made that one run on the outside of me in turns three and four and it was enough to get in front of me."

Herrera led the first eight laps before he was relegated to second.

"I got to him, but couldn't pass him back," he said. "The way the race track was once you got rolling it was around the bottom and tough to pass."

Herrera's runner-up result gives him three straight podiums and six top-five finishes in seven ASCS National Tour races this season.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 13 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 1 (2); Qualifier: 1 (3); Feature: 3 (2).

May 14 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Feature: 2 (3).

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 1 win, 9 top fives, 9 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2

APPAREL -

Herrera has t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer and at http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com/shopping.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Competition Suspension Inc.

Competition Suspension Inc., which is located in Brownsburg, Ind., has spent many years developing valving combinations to improve the overall performance of race cars. The company has knowledge in many different disciplines of racing. For more information, visit http://www.CSIShocks.com.

"I think I've been with CSI since Garrett Andrews started the company," he said. "They are very knowledgeable and professional and do a great job."

Herrera would also like to thank Morton Excavating, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Champion Brands, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Ostrich Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson Race Products, Outlaw Wings, Weld Wheels, Finish Line Coatings, Semi-Crazy Truck Wash, Smiley's Racing Products and Heidbreder Foundation Services for their continued support.

 

 

Josh Schneiderman – One Step at a Time!

(Bill W) May 16, 2016 – Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team took another step in the right direction last Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway. An improved qualifying lap moved the West Burlington, Iowa driver forward in both the heat and the feature. He will practice with a few other teams this Friday night at Knoxville to tune up for another 410 round on Saturday, when the National Sprint League makes their first appearance of the year and the purse gets a big bump!

Josh would sneak into the heat invert by timing in 18th quick Saturday. “We’re gaining ground,” he says. “We’re looking for that extra two-tenths, which isn’t a lot at Knoxville. We’re heading in the right direction.”

He would start on the pole of his heat, and come home third. “It’s a lot nicer to race from the front, that’s a fact,” says Josh. “The car is racing really well. I should have stayed on the bottom of the track in all four corners. We probably would have won the heat. After I was passed for the lead, I was just kind of searching around. That let (Dusty) Zomer get by. Overall, we were pretty happy with the heat run.”

Josh would start 16th in the main event and finish 14th. “We were able to get up to eleventh or twelfth in the feature there,” he says. “I got to racing with (Mark) Dobmeier and missed my mark. That allowed he and Tasker (Phillips) to get back by. We were good though. A couple cautions helped us, and a couple hurt us. That’s the way it goes sometimes.”

The team will be getting some laps in preparation for Saturday’s NSL show. “We’re going to be doing some practicing at Knoxville on Friday,” says Josh. “We’re looking to improve that little bit in time trials. We’re going in the right direction and we’re pleased with the progress. Last week was a stepping stone. We didn’t lose our speed overnight, and we’re not going to gain it overnight either, but we’ll get there!”

Visit Josh at the Trailer!

Stop by the trailer at each race or contact Josh to purchase your Josh Schneiderman race apparel! Our 2016 t-shirt design is available in black, royal blue and heather gray for $25. We also have a limited selection of hoodies available!

All 2015 t-shirts on SALE for ONLY $10.00 while supplies last. Don’t miss out!

Need a koozie to keep your beverage cold on race nights? Deuce Motorsports koozies available for $2 each or 3 for $5.

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Be sure to keep up with Josh and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team…

Twitter: @JSRACING49

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jsracing49?fref=ts

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Deuce Motorsports would like to extend thanks and are honored to announce their partnerships with: World of Wheels, Universal Therapy Group, MD Orthpaedics, Morning Sun Farm Implement, Land Pride, Matteson Marine, Norm's Koestner Electric, Grand Strand Salon, Gearhead for Gods, Man Stuff Ministries, J&J Auto Racing, Automotive Machine, Engler Injection, Hoosier, Weld Racing, Blackbird Motorsports, Hepfner Racing Products, and Mountain Dew Kick Start .

 

 

Bryant Not Satisfied with Top 15s at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (May 16, 2016) - Tommy Bryant isn't satisfied with the results last weekend during the Texas World Dirt Track Championships despite making the feature both nights against a stacked field of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competitors at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

"It wasn't quite what we were hoping for," he said. "Yeah, we made the show both nights, but I know this team can get better results and we will work hard to get there."

On Friday, the SawBlade.com backed Cooper Motorsports driver started the night by advancing from eighth to third place in a heat race. He then finished where he started - fifth - in a qualifier to lock into the 14th starting position for the main event.

Bryant battled just outside the top 10 throughout the feature before ending 14th.

The team returned to the track on Saturday. Bryant maneuvered from fourth to second place in a heat race before he finished fifth in a qualifier. That locked him into the 16th starting position for the 30-lap main event.

"The track was a challenge," he said. "It got real rubbered up. We went through 12 tires for the weekend.

"In the feature on Saturday something happened with the wing adjuster and I couldn't get it to move. We had a caution about eight laps in and I finally got the wing back and the car was good."

Bryant rebounded from the early problem to score a 12th-place finish.

He will take the upcoming weekend off to go through the car and get ready for a tripleheader of racing on Memorial Day Weekend with the ASCS Gulf South Region, featuring events on May 27 at RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas; May 28 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas; and May 29 at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas.

Bryant is currently third in the ASCS Gulf South Region championship standings and 12th in the ASCS National Tour standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 13 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 3 (8); Qualifier: 5 (5); Feature: 14 (14).

May 14 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 2 (4); Qualifier: 5 (5); Feature: 12 (16).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 8 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

May 27 at RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas; May 28 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas; and May 29 at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

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"It was good to have SawBlade.com and Central Tube and Bar at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend," Bryant said. "They give us so much support."

Bryant would also like to thank Cooper Motorsports, Central Tube and Bar, Dissolvalloy, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Westside Truck and Trailer, Leo's Automotive and DRII Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Van Dam Rebounds to Post Top Five at Grays Harbor Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - ELMA, Wash. (May 16, 2016) - Henry Van Dam bounced back from an early miscue to pick up a top-five finish on Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway.

The night began with Van Dam qualifying fifth quickest around the 3/8-mile oval, which was recently resurfaced.

"We were the first out to qualify and we didn't know where the best line would be or how hard to drive it," he said. "We put a decent lap down, but were a couple of tenths off. We made some adjustments for the heat race and had a good car. We were able to get around the polesitter in turns one and two when there wasn't much track on the outside lane."

Van Dam won his heat race to make the feature inversion, which lined him up on the inside of the second row for the 25-lap main event.

"On Lap 2 I was trying to get the top going," he said. "I drove into turn three and it bottomed the frame out. It got me in the loose, fluffy