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Williams Grove Fall Fest 10/18
 
Lincoln Speedway Finale 10/11
 


1. 27 Greg Hodnett 1566 10* Champion
2. 48 Danny Dietrich 1012 9
3. 14 Lance Dewease 958 4
4. 21 Brian Montieth 878 5
5. 87 Alan Krimes 805 2
6. 19M Brent Marks 778 6
7. 51 Stevie Smith 651 7
8. 69K Donnie Kreitz Jr 614 3
9. 1/5W Lucas Wolfe 605 2
10. 8H Doug Esh 528 2

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This is a collection of some of the best writers and photographers in the country all with one purpose in mind SPRINT CARS. We have every corner of the U.S. covered here so sit back and check out some of the great columns, race results, & photos. If you have any sprint car news, results, or photos please send them to me. 
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KO's Indiana Bullring Scene Kevin Oldham 10/15 Dirt Divas Camisha Miller 5/9 Hoosier Race Report Danny Burton (IN) 10/2
Florida Open Wheel Richard Golardi 10/14 Tri-State Outlook Duane Hancock (OH/IN/MI) 10/16 Not Just Another Racing Column Pastor Dudley Balmer 9/29

Wagsworld Ken Wagner (CRA/USAC) 8/20

From the Grandstand Ron Rodda (CA) 10/19

Runnin The High Groove Paul Kuyawa 7/31  

BillW's Knoxville News Bill Wright 10/11 Directory Assistance Gordy Killian 10/14 Cravin' Racin' Dana Kuyawa 7/31
A Typical Weekend Pat & Bruce Eckel 10/13    

PHOTOS

Cory Haas wins the last 410 feature of the year at Williams Grove. Dave Giles Photo.

Colby Copeland gets the victory durring the Friday night preliminary race at the 21st Annual Trophy Cup in Tulare CA. Roger Crockett crosses the line in second and David Gravel get the third spot. Photos By Steven Cox http://SprintCarPhotos.com

 

 

Tony Bruce Jr. wins the prelim feature at Devils Bowl Speedway. Tim Aylwin Photo

 

CJ Leary picks up his 1st Kokomo Speedway Sprint Car Victory during the 2014 Kokomo Klash    Travis Branch

 

 

Dave Darland is joined in Kokomo Speedway Victory Lane with his family and crew after picking up the Kokomo Klash Midget victory   Travis  Branch

Curt Michael found victory lane for the second time this year at a Bob Miller Thunder on the Hill production URC feature. A feat that has been missing in the multi time URC champ’s resume. Frank Simek photo

Donny Schatz wins the World of Outlaw feature at Fremont,Ohio Sat. 10-18-14. Mark Miefert

  

Dean Thomas (centre) won the Wingless Sprintcar A Main at Valvoline Raceway on 18 October, defeating Sean Mayo (left) and Clint McCorquodale. Gary Reid photo.

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"First let me start off by saying my thoughts and prayers go out to Jason [Johnson],No one ever wants to win a race like that; we had a second place car that ended up getting a win to his unfortunate situation and like I said, my thoughts and prayers go out to him. I hope nothing's serious and he's out here tomorrow." Tony Bruce Jr winning night 1 of  Devils Bowl TX Lucas Oil ASCS

"I pulled by wing back a little bit there. You have to run top four to get locked in here, so you're in a security blanket but we're here to make some money and do what we have to do, but the car stuck. It did push just a little on me, so I did check with Matt [Covington] to make sure I didn't do him dirty - First time back in 10 years, and I'm happy to be back." 2nd place Dusty Zomer on night 1 of  Devils Bowl TX Lucas Oil ASCS

Shane Butler won the TBARA 40 lap Frank Riddle Memorial feature at Desoto Speedway Saturday night Gene Marderness Photo.

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World of Outlaws
10/25 Port Royal PA

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10/22-25 Little Rock AR
10/25 Queens Creek AZ

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11/1 Bradenton FL

Top Gun
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11/1 Tampa FL

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10/31-11/1 W Memphis AR

Civil War
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Willy Croft in victory lane after winning the 21st Annual Trophy Cup held at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway (M&M Photo)  Matt Covington is joined by family, crew, and sponsors after winning the 41st annual Devils Bowl Winter Nationals. (ASCS / Patrick Grant)

 

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Sunday October 19th 2014

I've always been a fella who put most of my eggs in one basket and then take a dump in the basket but I really don't know. Robert Downey, Jr.

10:45pm

RESULTS...

  • ARDC)It was the final race of the season for the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) as the wingless midgets competed as just one of the five divisions in the final Thunder on the Hill event of 2014 at the Grandview Speedway. Steven Drevicki had already clinched the 2014 ARDC Championship prior to the final event. With the title in hand, Drevicki was now free to race on the final night and not be concerned about points. Drevicki took full advantage of the opportunity and it paid dividends for the first time champion. Race Results 10/19

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Drivers/Sanctions/Tracks

  • The Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Cars ran a Saturday night show at Williams Grove Speedway. The show was the Fall Fest with features only and Cory Haas came away with the win for his first of the year at the last Williams Grove Speedway race of the year.  The Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Cars continue this weekend on Saturday night October 25th with the World of Outlaws at Port Royal Speedway.Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA 10/19
  • Cory Haas)Cory Haas ended his 2014 Williams Grove Speedway campaign with a bang; earning the ‘Fall Fest’ victory on Saturday evening, October 18th. Haas, who pilots the Michael Barshinger Builder, Embee & Son, Inc, York P-B Truss, Inc., Thornton Chevrolet, Tailgaters Grill & Drafthouse, Classic Rock Custom Stone, no. 11C ‘410’ sprint car weekly in central Pennsylvania, held off Ryan Smith and Danny Dietrich for the 25-lap victory, after starting the season finale on the front row. The win was the first of 2014 for the York, Pennsylvania native, as he ends his Williams Grove Speedway season 11th in the final track championship standings. Press Releases10/19
  • Patriot Sprints)Jared Zimbardi had known for months now that he had secured both 2014 Patriot Sprint Tour Titles, but on Saturday he and his team were able to appropriately celebrate his amazing season. Zimbardi, 27, who resides in Bradford, PA, collected $15,000 at the 2014 Patriot Sprint Tour Awards Banquet Saturday Night at the Barnard Exempt Party House in Rochester, NY. After winning the PST America Championship in 2013 for the second time, “The Juice” had his best season this year dominating both the PST America and PST Canada Series to secure each title and earn a $5,000 bonus for becoming the first driver to win both. Press Releases10/19
  • Tony Bruce Jr)Tony Bruce Jr. continued his success at Devil's Bowl Speedway last weekend when he captured his fourth victory of the season. Bruce Jr. led the final four laps on Friday night to secure the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph during the opening night of the 41st annual Winter Nationals. Press Releases10/19
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)It has been a decade since the STP World of Outlaws Sprint cars last raced at the historic Port Royal Speedway. And now the wait is over! The cars and stars of the World of Outlaws circuit will return to Port Royal Speedway this Saturday night, October 25 for a 5 pm showdown with the Pennsylvania Posse stars to close out the 2014 Port Royal Season. Purely sprint car racing is on the agenda that climaxes with a $10,000 to win, 30-lap feature event. Central PA 10/19

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  • Dirt Station) Williams Grove Speedway Fall Fest by www.dirtstation.com 10/19
  • Photos)Lots of winners from all over the country are up in SpeedShotz for 10/19
  • USCS)Anthony Nicholson from Bartlett, Tennessee stormed from the K&N Filters Pole Position into the lead in turn one of the 30-lap United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters main event and never looked back during the sprint car portion of the 14th annual Cotton Boll Cup at Poplar Bluff Speedway on Saturday night. This was Nicholson’s sixth trip of the season to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane. He bested a tough field of top gun veterans and young guns from five states for his 10th career win in the series in the event that awarded double points. USCS 10/19
  • USAC)HPD USAC EASTERN MIDGET "SPECIAL EVENT" RACE RESULTS: October 18, 2014 - Rougemont, North Carolina - Orange County Speedway FEATURE: (35 laps) 1. Nikki Carroll, 2. Chris Lamb, 3. Scott Hunter, 4. Tyler Corriher, 5. Matt Lundstrom, 6. Kyle Craker, 7. Steven Intravaia, 8. Calvin Carroll, 9. Dillon Silverman, 10. Jake NelkeUSAC 10/19
  • USAC)HPD USAC WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE RESULTS: October 18, 2014 - Madera, California - Madera Speedway FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Dylan Nobile, 2. Toni Briedinger, 3. Cody Jessop, 4. Tom Paterson, 5. Courtney Crone, 6. Shawn Buckley, 7. Christine Breckenridge, 8. Duke Love, 9. Annie Briedinger, 10. Joel RayborneUSAC 10/19
  • Trophy Cup)The script has always been one in which a dramatic climb forwards from the back of the pack results in a driver becoming Trophy Cup champion, usually starting from the last 2 or 3 rows. Saturday night Willie Croft wrote his own script when the outside 3rd row starter not only won the 50 lap main event, but also became the event champion by virtue of having 7 points more then Mason Moore. Croft became the closest to the front starter in Trophy Cup history to win the title. From the Grandstand 10/19
  • Devils Bowl Speedway TX)ASI Racing Engines RaceSaver Sprint Cars A-Main -- 1. Dale Wester, Ovilla; 2. Ty Johnson, Eunice, La.; 3. Dalton Stevens, Scurry; 4. Jeff Day, Greenville; 5. Jeb Sessums, Burleson; 6. Tyler russell;; 7. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth; 8. Logan Payne, Dallas; 9. Raven Culp, Mesquite; 10. Chip Graham, Lewisville; 11. C. J. Duarte, Burleson; 12. Tony Bruce, Jr., Liberal, Kan.; 13. Tucker Doughty, Heath; 14. Martin Edwards, Mesquite; 15. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana; 16. Chipper Wood, Kennedale; 17. Payton Williams, North Richland Hills; 18. Bryan Debrick, Irving; 19. Chris Kelly;; 20. Ron Beechler, McKinney; 21. Brady Demeree, anna; 22. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills.10/19
  • Canyon Speedway Park AZ)Stevie Sussex inked his name into the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars victory ledger for the first time by racing to victory lane in Saturday night’s Hank Arnold Memorial atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval. While Sussex enjoyed his first taste of USAC Southwest glory, other winners on the night included Matt Martinez in Pure Stocks, Gary Winter in Micro Sprints and Cory Brown in Dwarf Cars. Race Results 10/19
  • Thunder On The Hill)The 114th race of the twenty-five year history of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series played out Saturday night at the Grandview Speedway with the popular House of Thunder Halloween Party and the Grandview Thunder 5-25’s, a features only event. Jeff Strunk collected $3,000 for winning the 358 NASCAR Modified feature as Jared Umbenhauer took the win the Sportsman feature. Steve Drevicki won the ARDC Midget feature as Curt Michael charged from tenth to win the URC feature. Chris Spidle was the winner of the Legends feature. Race Results 10/19

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  • Thunderbowl Speedway CA)Trophy Cup final night...Willie Croft, Greg DeCaires, Mitchell Faccinto, Mason Moore, Bud Kaeding, Carson Macedo, Roger Crockett, Terry McCarl, Steven Tiner, Kyle Hirst, Justyn Cox, Cory Eliason, Brent Kaeding, Henry Van Dam, Jonathan Allard, Colby Copeland, DJ Netto, David  Gravel, Craig Stidham, Shane Golobic, Tim Kaeding, Rico Abreu, Dominic Scelzi, Andy Gregg. 10/19
  • USAC)USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: October 18, 2014 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – “Hank Arnold Memorial” FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Stevie Sussex, 2. Mike Martin, 3. Matt Rossi, 4. Charles Davis Jr., 5. Josh Pelkey, 6. R.J. Johnson, 7. Bruce St. James, 8. Tom Ogle, 9. Shon Deskins, 10. Michael CurtisUSAC10/19
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)Twice in 2014 Matt Covington has been close to winning at the Devil's Bowl Speedway with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real. Silver in the Spring Nationals, Bronze in the Summer Nationals, and finally Gold as the Oklahoma shoe led start-to-finish in the 41st annual Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals. Covington's fourth career Lucas Oil ASCS victory, the win is his second of the season. ASCS 10/19
  • Riverside Int Speedway AR)1 1 3 A.G. Rains 2 2 12 Dalton Davis 3 4 88 Tim Crawley 4 3 26 Marshall Skinner 5 6 91A Ernie Ainsworth 6 8 14Z Zach Pringle 7 5 40 Howard Moore 8 9 5 Jerod Roller Olive 9 7 17G Cody Gardner 10 12 2 Bryce Vowan 11 11 21 Kevin Hinkle 12 13 11 Skylar Pipkin 13 10 39 Brad Bowden 10/19
  • TBARA)Frank Riddle Memorial  Safety-Kleen TBARA Sprint Car Series Feature Race Results from Saturday 10/18/2014, from Desoto Speedway, Bradenton, FL, Feature Race Results - 40 laps: 1) Shane Butler, 2) Mickey Kempgens, 3) Larry Brazil Jr, 4) Troy DeCaire, 5) Mark Gimmler, 6) Ben Fritz, 7) Sport Allen, 8) David Retzlaff, 9) Tommy Nichols, 10) Nick Snyder, 11) Mike Tharp, 12) Troy Thompson, 13) Blake Rose, 14) Johnny Gilbertson, 15) Geoff Styner, 16) Russell Jones, 17) Ernie Teed Jr, 18) Steve Heisler, 19) Kurt Taylor, 20) Jason Kimball, 21) Rex Hollinger, 22) Stan Butler, 23) Scotty Adema, 24) Chris Gimmler, 25) Dude Teate, 26) Keith Butler, 27) Collin Cabre, 28) Alan Randisi, 29) David Slawiak, 30) Matt Alfonso 10/19
  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)Cory Haas won the season finale 410 sprint car main as part of Fall Fest 2014 on Saturday night at Williams Grove Speedway while other winners in the features-only program were Rich Eichelberger, 358 sprints; Gregg Foster, super sportsman; and Ron Kline, 358 late models. Following the racing program, track title laurels were handed out to the champion sprint car teams including Greg Hodnett and car owner Mike Heffner in the 410 division and Kevin Nouse in the 358 division. Central PA 10/19
  • East Bay Raceway Park FL)East Bay Sprints (20-lap feature) 1. 3A AJ Maddox 2. 2B Frank Beck 3. 7K Kyle Pitts 4. 21 Jason Webster 5. 1* Tim George 6. 23D Dylan Colding 7. 55 Kerry Gilbert 8. 3XK Guy Bos 9. 01 Garrett Green 10. 44A Mike Steinruck 11. 12 David Kelley 12. 21A Rebecca George 13. 17C Aileen Collins 14. 10x Sean Clark 15. 3T Johnny Alexander 16. 38 Tony Agin 17. 30 DJ Peeples 10/19
  • Valvoline Speedway AU)Wingless Sprint & Speedcars (Midgets) Results from Saturday 18th October , 2014.  A MAIN: (20 laps) 1. Dean Thomas (5), 2. Sean Mayo (2), 3. Clint McCorquodale (1), 4. Mark Blyton (12), 5. Damian Abbott (6), 6. Nathan Dicker (10), 7. Jeff Thomas (18), 8. Brian Briton (4), 9. Marshall Blyton (8), 10. Jason Bates (3), 11. Mikaela Blyton (7), 12. Daniel Sayre (20), 13. Adam Hourigan (16), 14. Peter Granger (9), 15. Ashleigh Jack (11), 16. Courtney O’Hehir, (13), 17. Michael Gray (22), 18. Sean Dicker (24), 19. Nikki Briton (21), 20. Rachel Neve (14), 22. Graham Flood (23), (DNF) Mark Garey (15), (DNF) Michael Sammut (17). 5:41.406. SPEEDCARS. A MAIN: (20 laps) 1. Nathan Smee, 2. Matt Hunter, 3. Jamie McKinlay, 4. Aidan Corish, 5. Dean Meadows, 6. Braydan Willmington, 7. Brett Morris, 8. Anthony Collins, 9. Alan Day, (DNF) Matt Jackson, (DNF) Troy Jenkins, (DNF) Pierce Lehane, (DNF) Bob Jackson, (DNF) Gavin Gay. NT. Race Results 10/19
  • World of Outlaws)Donny Schatz proved to be the comeback kid Saturday night at Fremont Speedway coming from the Last Chance Showdown to win his 26th World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win of the season. Shane Stewart, a two-time winner this season, finished in second and Sandusky, Ohio native Chris Andrews finished in third. DIRT/World of Outlaws 10/19

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  • Joey Saldana)Despite a brisk day with cool temperatures in Ohio, 45 winged sprint car drivers and a great crowd gathered for tonight’s World of Outlaws event at Fremont Speedway. Although he was the 41st driver on the track for time trials, Joey Saldana made a strong qualifying run on a track with little grip, clocking a best lap of 13.151 seconds, placing the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M 14th in the qualifying order and on the outside of the front row for the start of heat four. Press Releases10/19

Saturday October 18th 2014

I don't have a fear of flying; I have a fear of crashing. Billy Bob Thornton

1:00pm

  • Column)Roseville driver, Colby Copeland, scored the big win as night two of the 21st Annual Trophy Cup unfolded on a perfect night of weather at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway. Copeland’s drive to the win was spiced with an excellent duel with Andy Gregg before Copeland took over and led the last 7 laps. From the Grandstand 10/18
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3:00am

RESULTS...

  • Thunderbowl Raceway CA)Trophy Cup Night 2...Colby Copeland, Roger Crockett, David Gravel, Kyle Hirst, Andy Gregg, Shane Golobic, Tim Kaeding, Brent Kaeding, Carsonm Macedo, Justyn Cox, Henry Van Dam, Willie Croft, Michael Faccinto, Bud Kaeding, Jason Statler, Randy Hannagan, James McFadden, John Carney, DJ Netto, Seth Nunes, Andy Forsberg, Mason Moore, Mike Faria, Steven Tiner.10/18
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)Winning the preliminary night of the 2014 Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals, Tony Bruce, Jr. added the preliminary night of the 2014 Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals to his list of victories at the Mesquite, Texas oval, bringing his win count to three with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real at the Devil's Bowl Speedway.ASCS 10/18
  • Kokomo Speedway IN)Sprint Finish: CJ Leary,Dave Darland, Messurall, Ballou, Clauson, Stockon, and Stanbrough. Dave Darland won the midget feature. 10/18

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  • Millstream Speedway OH)The owners of the shuttered Millstream Speedway say the half-mile clay oval will reopen in the spring. Owners Greg and Mary Beth Roe today said they have a three-year agreement with racing enthusiasts Randy and Lisa Hammer of Fremont to return motor racing to the track northwest of Findlay. Millstream Speedway has been closed for three years. The Hammers did not disclose a schedule for 2015. But they said their strategy is “to include different forms of motorsports, local community participation on the grounds, and reaching out to local charities and non-profit organizations that can be helped by the racing community.” 10/18

  • Short Track Nationals)The clay will be flying in furious fashion by this time next week as nearly 100 of the nation’s top Sprint Car drivers battle it out for the $15,000 winner’s share at I-30 Speedway’s 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires. With entries still arriving at a feverish rate, 65 drivers from 17 states as well as the Canadian province of Ontario have already submitted entries for the crown jewel event that takes place October 23-25 after Wednesday night’s $2,000-to-win Second Annual Short Track Nationals Open. Press Releases10/18
  • Thunder On The Hill)The NASCAR 358 Modifieds, URC Sprint Cars, ARDC Midgets, Sportsman and Legends cars will each compete in a 25 lap feature event as part of the Grandview Thunder 5-25’s & House of Thunder Halloween Party Saturday night, October 18 on the Hill at Grandview Speedway. Also on the program will be the Blast from the Past Vintage Stock cars leading up to the MONSTER SMASH Demolition Derby that will close out the spooky night of tricks and treats. Gates Open at 4 PM, the first of five features will take the green at 6 PM. All this is presented by NAPA Auto Parts. Press Releases10/18

Friday October 17th 2014

"I feel the need—the need for speed!" Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell and Lt. Nick "Goose" Bradshaw

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  • Shane Stewart)Larson Marks Racing will roll into the fairgrounds of Fremont (Ohio) Speedway for the fourth time this season. In the team's three previous appearances at the track, driver Shane Stewart posted one top-five finish, 4th, in May. Press Releases10/17
  • Renegade Sprints)Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway Owner Matt Miley was so thrilled following his inaugural Renegade Sprints event on Sept. 27 that he has already booked three dates for next season. Miley said his half-mile track in Imperial, Pa., will host the Renegade Sprints in May, July and September of 2015. Renegade10/17

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  • Thunderbowl Speedway CA)Tulare CA...Trophy Cup....Kyle Hirst rebounded from a lackluster heat race result to win 3 main events. He started on the pole to win the C main, took the B from 7th, and won the A main from 3rd as all main lineups are based on ponts. Hirst qualified 8th quick in group A but finished far enough back to head to the C main. Tim Kaeding was 2nd, Terry McCarl 3rd, Rico Abreu was 4th, and Mason Moore 5th. First night points…David Gravel 276, T. Kaeding 273, Abreu 272, and Hirst 271  Finish...Kyle Hirst, Tim Kaeding, Terry McCarl, Rico Abreu, Mason Moore, David Gravel, Roger Crockett, DJ Netto, Herman Klein, Danny Faria Jr, Steven Tiner, Justyn Cox, Cory Eliason, Jonathan Allard, Brock Lemley, Craig Stidham, Brad Furr, Kurt Nalson, Billy Butler, Brent Kaeding, Jason Solwold, Dominic Scelzi, Matt Peterson, Carson Macedo.10/17

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  • USCS)Nearly $25,000 is up for grabs when the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters invades historic Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas on Friday October 31st and Saturday, November 1st including a $5100 winner’s share for the first driver to reach the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane in the 51-lap K&N “Fabulous 51” A-Main finale. The two-day racing event serves as the 2014 season finale for the historic ¼ mile track and is the 33rd event of the 18th anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour. USCS 10/17
  • Steve Kinser/Donny Schatz)The numbers associated with Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) teammates Steve Kinser and Donny Schatz in the World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series record books are quite staggering. The tandem has combined to earn 25 championships and almost 750 career WoO A-Feature victories. This weekend, the TSR drivers will be vying for more as they lead the rest of the Outlaws to Fremont (Ohio) Speedway for the final Midwest race of the 2014 campaign being billed as the World of Outlaws “Salute to the King Tour.” Press Releases10/17
  • Steve King Foundation)Drivers, teams, and fans of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real and the Devil's Bowl Speedway met at the Buffalo Creek Golf Club on Thursday for the 8th annual Steve King Charity Golf Tournament. Eighteen holes of Golf, followed by a charity auction, the day's events brought in $20,263 for the Steve King Foundation. Bringing a score of 55 to the judges table, the four man team of David Hatfield, Mark Moore, Josh Ryan, and Mike Jones claimed the win in this year's tournament. Press Releases10/17
  • Lernerville Speedway PA)While some teams have already parked their cars for the season and others will continue on to the World Finals in Charlotte, for all intents and purposes, the 6th Annual DIRTcar Round Up Steel City Stampede is the final race of the season in Western Pennsylvania. And if the first five Stampedes are any indication, this is an event that you will not want to miss. Yes, you will need to bring a hoodie and maybe even full winter garb, but it will be six long months until we meet again at the Action Track! Press Releases10/17
  • DARF)Tuesday October 28, 2014 the Dayton Auto Race Fan (DARF) Club Wally Scherer/Injured Drivers and Benevolent Fund Auction will be held at Celebrations Banquet Center, 3119 Stop Eight Road, Dayton, OH. This event provides the funds that allow the Club to help injured drivers, track officials, and crew members in their time of need. While several thousand dollars have been paid out this season, 2014 unfolded much more safely than the 2013 racing season when DARF distributed over $5,800 from the fund. Press Releases10/17

Thursday October 16th 2014

“You just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anybody says to you, don't you let 'em get your goat. Try fightin' with your head for a change. -Atticus Finch”

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  • Column)Duane Hancock has notes from Waynesfield and Eldora in Tri-State Outlook 10/16
  • Kraig Kinser)Fremont Speedway in Ohio is a third-mile bullring that is dubbed “The track that action built.” Combine that with the best sprint car drivers in the world, who compete with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, and the always tough Ohio contingent, and a thrilling racing event is on tap for the series this weekend at the northern Ohio oval. Kraig Kinser has raced at Fremont a few times in his career, including twice with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series and will visit the track for the second consecutive year as the 2014 season winds down. Press Releases10/16
  • Riverside Int Speedway AR)Riverside has a race filled weekend for race lovers such as yourself. Fall Nationals will be Saturday, 10-18-14 - Special - Fall Nationals - 360 WS (Pay $2000 to Win & $200 to Start), 305 WS Invited to compete with the 360 WS, Late Models (Pay $1000 to Win & $100 to Start), 600, MOD, STOCK -- (DOUBLE TRACK POINTS AND LAST TRACK POINTS NIGHT ALL CLASSES) Come see if the 305 WS can hang with the 360 WS and if they are as fast as the 360 WS. See you there Saturday for thrills, chills, and spills. Fall Nationals - Be There!! On Sunday, Riverside will have the Enduro Race. THE ENDURO RACE WILL BE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19. GATES WILL OPEN AT 12. Gates Open at 12; Races begin at 3 pm. There will be 200 laps filled with fun, thrills, chills, and spills. General Admission is $5 10/16
  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)All Stars Series Champion to win a Maxim Racer Kit! The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series are very excited to announce that the series winner this season will receive a Maxim Racer Kit. This is more than just a chassis; it is a complete kit with all the essentials needed. “I have been working on trying to acquire a Maxim Chassis for the series winner for a few seasons now and to finally lock this in is so exciting for the series and the drivers. What a fantastic prize for the winner of the Series! ” Searle tells us. Included in this kit is: • Maxim 87/40 Raised Rail Tallboy Chassis • Maxim Aero Force inside Hood & Nose • Maxim Aero Force R/H Armguard • Maxim Fibreglass L/H Triangle Panel • Maxim Aero force Fibreglass Dash • 3 Pce L/H Lower Side Panels • 2 Pce R/H Lower Side Panels • Aluminium Floor Pan • Aluminium Radiator Tray • Dzus Fasteners • Aluminium Front Bumper • Outlaw Rear Bumper • L/H & R/H Short Nerfs • Front Torsion Arms L/H & R/H • Rear Torsion Arms L/H & R/H • 50” x 2 ¼” Front Axle Beam 10/16
  • Team ILP)Danny Lasoski scored the lone victory for Inside Line Promotions last weekend. Lasoski powered the Mark Burch Motorsports entry from eighth to capture the Nebraska 360 Sprints win at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. It was his fourth triumph of the season and second at the track. Press Releases10/16

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  • Carolina Sprint Car Flea Market)On Saturday, November 15th, McLain Motorsports will be hosting their Third Annual Carolina Sprint Car Flea Market in Indian Trail, NC. With each year growing bigger and better, this year looks to be no different. After a successful season of sprint car racing in the Carolinas with rising car counts and standing room only grandstands, there is no reason our flea market shouldn’t experience the same type of success. Press Releases10/16
  • Wayne Johnson)It’s again time for the Winternationals at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, and the Wayne Johnson Racing #77x team is ready. The event sanctioned by the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series will commence this Friday and Saturday night. The Knoxville, Iowa driver made a charge in the feature in Miles Hill’s #77x at last Saturday’s World of Outlaws event at Rolling Wheels Raceway in Elbridge, New York. Press Releases10/16
  • CRASH PAD) It’s not too late to Break Your Back this season. Another serious back injury happened last weekend. A CRASH PAD In your seat can Reduce Spinal Impact Forces in a crash. Don’t learn by accident! You can take some action or take your chances. The CRASH PAD is a simple seat insert that uses the material that tested best for the US Military. If you are done racing for the season, now is the time to improve your seat for next year. For more information, a dealer list and online ordering go to www.802solutions.com. 10/16
  • Premier Speedway AU)When the book is written on the history of the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, the post race celebrations of 2014 winner Tim Kaeding will command an entire chapter of their very own! Those that witnessed it live marvelled at the jaw dropping antics of the native from San Jose, California as he took to the massive Lucas Oil logo and other various parts of Sungold Stadium post race to share his joy with those on hand. Press Releases10/16
  • Atomic Speedway OH)The countdown is on for what looks to be perhaps the biggest 3-day open wheel event this side of the Mississippi River. The historic Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio--Ohio's Fastest 3/8 mile high-banked oval—will host a mega event for three classes of open wheel cars next weekend. “If you build it, they will come!” was the famous line from the Kevin Costner movie “Field of Dreams”. For open wheel racers, Atomic Speedway ‘is’ the “Field of Dreams”. Owner Brad McCown has posted one of the biggest purses nationwide for open wheel race cars and the racers indeed are coming. Press Releases10/16
  • Derek Hagar)Derek Hagar has a new opportunity this weekend. Hagar will drive the famed No. e85 sprint car owned by Danny King during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's 41st annual Winter Nationals this Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. Press Releases10/15
  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series have secured a fantastic prize for the 2014-2015 Rookie of the Year. Thursday Thunder Apparel has offered to supply sublimated crew shirts & jackets to the lucky winner of the award. Thursday Thunder Apparel was created through a desire to meet race team needs for high quality apparel at cost effective pricing without compromising quality both in Australia and worldwide. With Darren & Tricia Disbury behind the business you could guarantee this venture would be successful. Press Releases10/16
  • Joey Saldana)And then there were four. As the World Of Outlaws STP Sprint Car series continues to wind down, there is only one event on the calendar this weekend. Saturday, Oct. 18 will find the Outlaws ‘slinging dirt’ at Fremont Speedway in Ohio. The one-third semi-banked Fremont Speedway oval is one of the few dirt tracks that has softwalls. Installed in 2002, Fremont was one of the first dirt track facilities to install these safety enhancements. Press Releases10/16

Wednesday October 15th 2014

Let me explain something to you. Um, I am not "Mr. Lebowski". You're Mr. Lebowski. I'm the Dude. So that's what you call me. You know, that or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing.    The Dude     

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  • Brad Loyet)Brad Loyet and the Vacuworx Global/Miller Truck Lines #o5 tested the MOWA series in Illinois last weekend. On Friday night, the Sunset Hills, Missouri driver checkered second at the Lincoln Speedway. Saturday, the series moved on to Jacksonville Speedway, where Brad tangled with leader Jerrod Hull, ending his night. This weekend finds the Lucas Oil ASCS Nationals Series point leader at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway near Mesquite, Texas for this weekend’s Winternationals. Press Releases10/15
  • Fremont Speedway OH)Donny Schatz is having the best season of his career. That’s hard to believe considering he is a five time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion. But, the driver of the Tony Stewart Racing machine recently recorded his 25th series win of 2014 and has won five of the last eight Outlaw events as the touring group heads to Fremont Speedway Saturday, Oct. 18. Press Releases10/15
  • USAC)This Saturday, October 18th, the USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars will return to action at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria. Promoted by Kevin Montgomery, the “Hank Arnold Memorial” will also feature Mini Sprints, Pure Stocks, and Dwarf Cars. The Spectator 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).  USAC 10/15
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)Latest entry list for the 410 portion of the 19th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction on November 7th and 8th. An entry form for the prestigious race is at the end of this release. Press Releases10/15
  • J&J Auto Racing)J&J Auto Racing teams are winning races all across the globe in 2014. Five-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz continued his remarkable season in Tony Stewart Racing's STP J&J, and on the other side of the world, Chad Ely began his season with a victory in South Australia in his No. A1 J&J. Press Releases10/15
  • United Racing CLUB)The United Racing CLUB is busy prepping for its return in 2015 and has announced its season opener for the 360 Sprint car group. Bridgeport Speedway, the 5/8 mile track, billed as the fastest dirt track in the east, will host the Club on Sunday, April 12, 2015. “Everyone involved in bringing the club back is really looking forward to our opener at Bridgeport Speedway,” according to a club spokesperson. “United Racing Club used to begin its season at Bridgeport years ago so we’re excited to be going back and we’re hoping for a successful opener for the track and the club.Press Releases10/15
  • Thunder On The Hill)The season finale of the NAPA AUTO PARTS Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will take place at the Grandview Speedway on Saturday night with the popular Grandview Thunder 5-25s features only event and House of Thunder Halloween Party. The Saturday night, October 18 will see the first green flag fall at 6 PM. Gates open at 4 PM. It’s a five feature racing program show-casing five of the most popular divisions of dirt track racing. Press Releases10/15
  • Renegade Sprints)Tri-City Raceway Park is the latest track to book Renegade Sprints events in 2015. The half-mile track in Franklin, Pa., will host multiple shows, including the possibility of a speedweek in Western Pennsylvania. "We're definitely going to do a couple of shows," Tri-City Raceway Park Promoter Chad Wagner said. "I'm working with (Renegade Sprints Officers) Shane Helms and Rob Hunter on a Western PA speedweek. Basically we'd like to get a three, four, five-show speedweek. That's what we're aiming for. That's on our agenda." Renegade 10/15
  • Brandon Hanks)This weekend marks the third trip of the season to Devil's Bowl Speedway for Brandon Hanks. The half-mile oval in Mesquite, Texas, hosts the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, which is an event that Hanks brings high hopes into. "The goal isn't going to change," he said. "I know we can beat these guys. Everything is going to line up one of these days and we're going to enjoy it when we do win a race." Press Releases10/15
  • Channin Tankersley)Channin Tankersley is searching for his first career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour victory and this weekend could provide the perfect opportunity. Tankersley will pilot a sprint car owned by Bruce Griffith during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour 41st annual Winter Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. Press Releases10/15
  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi is aiming for a fresh start this weekend when he tackles the 21st annual Trophy Cup at Thunderbowl Raceway. "I called it quits on 2014 and this weekend will start 2015," he said. "We're going to consider this the first race of next year. The year 2014 was not good to us by any means." Press Releases10/15
  • Aaron Reutzel)Aaron Reutzel set the bar pretty high for the Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals with a third-place finish last October. It’s a finish he’ll try to improve upon at this weekend’s 41st Annual Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals in Mesquite, TX, on Friday and Saturday. Press Releases10/15

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  • National Sprint League)The new 410 sprint car series founded by Tod Quiring of Big Game Treestands now has a name…the National Sprint League. The series would also like to announce two new employees. Chuck Zitterich of Sioux Falls, South Dakota will serve as Competition Director, while Bill Wright of Monroe, Iowa will be Public Relations Director. The National Sprint League recently announced four dates at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa (May 9, June 27, July 4, August 29), as well as one at the Eagle Raceway near Eagle, Nebraska (Friday, May 8). The May 8 and 9 Eagle/Knoxville weekend will offer a $20,000 bonus for a sweep of the features, thanks to Phil and Ryan Durst of Durst Motorplex in Lincoln, Nebraska. The point fund for the series will be $350,000, while drivers will still be able to vie for the Knoxville Championship Cup Series which pays out more than $250,000 in cash and contingencies. National Sprint League10/15
  • Paul McMahan)With only four more attempts to get to victory lane in the 2014 season, the pressure is beginning to mount for Paul McMahan and the #51 CJB Motorsports team. "One of goals is to close out the season with a win or two," said Paul McMahan, driver of the Bairs Tree Service/Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete/All Star Performance sponsored machine. "It gives you something to build off of heading into the off season. There are a few tracks coming up where we feel like we will do really well." Press Releases10/15
  • Susquehanna Speedway Park PA)On Saturday afternoon, November 15, the Susquehanna Speedway Park will host The Final Showdown for the Super (410) Sprint Cars in the Central PA area as well as the entire United States for 2014. Also included in this special program will be the popular 358 Sprint Cars. The raindate will be Sunday, November 16. At the last 410 Sprint Car race in August, the Fishers announced that the winner of The Final Showdown” 410 Sprint Car winner will receive $10,060 to commemorate the tracks 60 years of racing, making it the highest paying race ever held at SSP in its 60 year history. Central PA 10/15
  • World of Outlaws)The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series rolls into Fremont (Ohio) Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 18 as the 2014 season enters its final stretch. With just four full points features left this season, Donny Schatz has built up a 289 point lead over second place Daryn Pittman in the race for the championship. Schatz, a five-time champion has 25 wins this season - the most of any single season in his career. DIRT/World of Outlaws 10/15

Tuesday October 14th 2014

Well, I've been to one world fair, a picnic, and a rodeo, and that's the stupidest thing I ever heard come over a set of earphones. Major T. J. "King" Kong

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  • Column)Kevin Oldham has extensive commentary on the final three weeks of September, including an interview with Jack Hewitt from Eldora’s Four Crown Nationals. KO's Indiana Bullring Scene 10/14
  • Column)Richard Golardi has a "2014 TBARA Fall Season Preview" Florida Open Wheel 10/14
  • USAC)Taking the lead from R.J. Johnson on lap twenty-six, Peoria’s Josh Pelkey won Saturday’s “Rick Stewart Memorial” at Prescott Valley Speedway. For Pelkey, the 40-lap feature win was his fourth USAC SouthWest Sprint Car triumph of the season. Matt Rossi, Stevie Sussex, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, and “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. rounded out the top-five drivers. USAC 10/14
  • USAC)Continuing his winning ways, Hollister’s Ryan Bernal swept the “Cotton Classic” at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway. For Bernal, Saturday’s non-point $1,500 victory was his sixth USAC West Coast Sprint Car victory of the campaign. “The Human Highlight Reel” Geoff Ensign, “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr., Jake Swanson, and Richard Vander Weerd chased the recently crowned USAC Western Classic Champion to the checkered flags. USAC 10/14
  • USCS)After weekend rains ended today in the Poplar Bluff, Missouri area, the 14th annual Cotton Boll Cup event at Poplar Bluff Speedway featuring seven of the area’s most popular racing divisions is 100% set to happen as planned this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday (October 16th through 18th). Due to a full weekend of heavy rain last weekend, the entire event that was orinally scheduled for October 9th, 10th and 11th was postponed and re-scheduled. There will be an open practice at the track from 7pm until 10pm on Thursday, October 16th followed by two days of action packed racing action. USCS 10/14
  • Racing Fans Direct)Coming up October 25 TH , RFD will be at Port Royal Speedway for the World Of Outlaws VS.. the Pa Posse . At this historic race will be the King Steve Kinser , in his last race as a member of the Outlaws at Port Royal . During the night Racing Fans Direct will make available Steve Kinser Posters that benefit the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame for a great value of just $3.00 each . This poster was a hot item during the Knoxville Nationals which sold out and is the second reorder of this fabulous poster . I have a limited number available for fans . Press Releases10/14
  • Terry McCarl)Terry McCarl and the Country Builders Construction #88 team are preparing for this week’s Trophy Cup at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California. The Altoona, Iowa driver is ready for one of the crown jewels of 360 racing. Last Friday night, he was aboard the Jimmy Davies #99 in MOWA action at the Lincoln Speedway in Illinois. Press Releases10/14

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  • Column)Gordy Killian is on the West Coast for the Trophy Cup this weekend and has his journey in Directory Assistance 10/14
  • Column)Ron Rodda has Cotton Classic notes and Trophy Cup preview in From the Grandstand 10/14
  • Christopher Bell)Twenty-one main event wins on the year is the latest count for 19-year-old Christopher Bell after picking off another POWRi Midget win over the weekend. The victory at Illinois’ Lincoln Speedway highlighted a weekend that included what could have been another win in the Sprint Car portion of the Friday double header and then a sixth-place run in Saturday’s All Star Circuit of Champions season finale at Ohio’s Eldora Speedway. Press Releases10/14
  • Canyon Speedway Park AZ)It’s “welcome back” time for the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars as the series makes its first Canyon Speedway Park appearance in nearly three months at this Saturday night’s Hank Arnold Memorial. Following an open practice session on Wednesday night from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars headline Saturday night’s Hank Arnold Memorial that also includes Micro Sprints, Pure Stocks and Dwarf Cars. Press Releases10/14
  • Short Track Nationals)With the anticipation level climbing as each day clicks off, the pre-entry discount deadline for I-30 Speedway’s 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires is today, October 14. Those entering the prestigious event by the end of the day today, Tuesday, October 14, can save $100 on the entry fee. The entry fee for those entering by the deadline is $150. Those entering after that date will be $250. Entry forms are available at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/stn2014.pdf or by calling 501-455-4567. Press Releases10/14
  • T.J. Michael) 16 year old T,J, Michael of Plano, Tx. will make his World of Outlaws debut at Fremont Speedway this Saturday, piloting his Maxim Chassis Kistler Engines sprint car. We would like to thank all his sponsor for this opportunity. Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence, Fremont Floor Covering, Little Bar on the Prairie, Kears Speed Shop, Shell Shock Helmets, Hinchman Racing Suits, SST Shock Technology, Pro Shocks, Butlerbuilt Seats and Sonny's 10/14
  • Premier Speedway AU)With the first American drivers who will be in attendance at the 2015 Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic set to be announced very soon, one driver with an impeccable record in the race is looking for a ride. Having previously contested six Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, predominantly for Victorian car owners Rod Matthews and Colin Bulmer, Altoona Iowa’s “T-Mac” Terry McCarl is yet to miss contesting the Classic final. That’s right six Classic entries for six A-main starts! Press Releases10/14
  • Brian Brown)Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team find themselves with a week off in anticipation of next week’s Short Track Nationals at the I-30 Speedway near Little Rock, Arkansas. Last weekend, the Grain Valley, Missouri drover checkered second in the Bobby Parker Memorial at the I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska. I know you like competing at I-80 Speedway. Press Releases10/14
  • Big Game Motorsports/Danny Lasoski)Big Game Motorsports has joined forces with veteran sprint car driver Danny Lasoski for the remainder of the 2014 season. Lasoski will drive a Big Game Treestands car during the $15,000-to-win Open Wheel Championships at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Oct. 24-25 and at the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series World Finals Nov. 6-8 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. Press Releases10/14
  • Mark Burch Motorsports)Mark Burch Motorsports and Danny Lasoski partnered for their third triumph of the season last Saturday. The veteran team took advantage of its experience to maneuver from eighth to win on the rubber-down track at I-80 Speedway during the Nebraska 360 Sprints main event. "With eight classes and all those cars there wasn't much the track could do to preserve the race track," Lasoski said. "When it was time for our feature it was already rubber down in turns three and four and really cleaned off in turns one and two." Press Releases10/14
  • Jack Dover)Jack Dover will make his only trip of the season to Texas this weekend for the 41st annual Winter Nationals. Dover is slated to compete on Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour during a premier event he won in 2010. "It's getting bigger each year," he said. "Winning in 2010 was awesome. It's going to be hard to win this weekend, but I know we have a good car and a good motor. I feel like we have a good chance of winning it." Press Releases10/14
  • Travis Rilat)Travis Rilat will make his debut this weekend at one of the premier events on the West Coast. Rilat will return to the cockpit of Richard Saumure's sprint car for the 21st annual Trophy Cup this Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. It also marks his first time at the unique track. Press Releases10/14
  • Josh Baughman)Josh Baughman's next test comes at a technical track this weekend. Baughman and his Jason Johnson Racing team will head to Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on Friday and Saturday. Press Releases10/14

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  • King of the West)The 2014 King of the West Sprint Car Series, Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster & Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo Championship Awards Banquet will take place on Saturday November 15 at the Biltmore Hotel & Suites in Santa Clara. People are invited to come celebrate the accomplishments for drivers & teams in a fun filled night honoring many of the top competitors in California Sprint Car racing. No host bar at 6:30pm, Dinner will be at 7pm with Awards starting at 8pm. Tickets for the night are $55 per person. RSVP is due by November 5. Contact (831) 662-9466 for tickets Discounted rooms at the Biltmore can be obtained by calling the hotel at 800-925-9925 & letting them know you are with the PMG Group. The Biltmore Hoetl & Suites are located at 2151 Laurelwood Road Santa Clara, CA. 10/14
  • Danny Holtgraver)Danny Holtgraver of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is officially the new pilot of the Tom and Sherry Leidig owned, Phoenix Racing no. 59 ‘410’ sprint car; beginning this Saturday evening, October 18th at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. Holtgraver, who recently parted ways with Rob Hunter and the Hunter Racing ‘10H’ team after their recent trip to Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, is excited to begin his new journey, and is scheduled to compete in three events during the remaining portion of the 2014 racing season, as well as kick-off the 2015 season behind the wheel of the ‘59.’ The familiar Phoenix Racing ‘59’ operation, fueled by Auto Electric of Jupiter, Southern Pacific Farms, Momentum Shocks, Work Room to the Trade, will be led by veteran crew chief Bonzai Bruns. Press Releases10/14
  • Oswego Speedway NY)Oswego Speedway’s 2014 racing season has been checkered flagged for just over a month, but the wheels are already turning toward 2015, with Century 21 Galloway Realty being the first race night partner to renew their event sponsorship for next season. Press Releases10/14
  • EnvSystem)One of the most innovative and durable GoPro mounts on the market is pleased to announce to filming enthusiasts that the prices have been slashed heading towards the holiday season. The Env 2.0, which is compatible with both the GoPro Hero and GoPro Hero 2 has been dropped from it’s regular price of 199.95 to 109.99 effective immediately. Press Releases10/14
  • The Cushion)For the first time in the event’s 21 year history, The Trophy Cup is set for LIVE PPV stream for all three nights of action on TheCushion.Com. Pitting some of the nations top drivers against each other on the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA, The Trophy Cup has morphed into one of the nations premier events, and for the first time ever, the uniqueness of the event will be streamed LIVE, giving fans around the world a chance to watch this event unfold. Press Releases10/14
  • Ian Madsen)Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team were in action with the MOWA on Friday night, where he had some bad luck, before putting together a nice fifth place run with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at the Eldora Speedway on Saturday night. Press Releases10/14
  • Factory Kahne Shocks)James McFadden teamed up with Factory Kahne and Kaeding Performance over the weekend, and it proved to be a good fit, as McFadden picked up the win during the Cotton Classic in what was his first visit to the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA. Piloting the Factory Kahne/Kaeding Performance No. 4 machine, McFadden quickly adapted as he used his FK Zero Gas Shocks to time in fifth fastest. Press Releases10/14
  • Kyler Shaw)Shedding his wings on Saturday night, Kyler Shaw picked up a ninth place finish with the USAC West Coast 360 Series at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA during the Cotton Classic. “Our night got off to a rough start, but we were able to make good changes all night, and I was able to earn the Hard Charger award,” Kyler Shaw said.Press Releases10/14
  • Murray Bridge Speedway AU)This Saturday night the 410ci Sprintcars will make their official South Australian season debut as thirty of the best Sprintcar drivers in Southern Australia contest the Bill Wigzell Battle of the Bridge at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway. Currently the star studded line-up includes four drivers who captured major 410ci Sprintcar Series victories last summer, which will guarantee some high quality and intense racing on the tight quarter mile dirt oval. Press Releases10/14
  • USCS)The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters fires back into action this coming Saturday night October 18th as headliners of the 14th annual Cotton Boll Cup at Poplar Bluff Speedway in Poplar Bluff Missouri. The USCS sprint car portion of the event will pay $2000 to win and it is possible for one driver to win $2100 by winning the Hoosier Speed Dash and A-feature. The event awards National Championship and USCS Mid South regional series points and pays $350 to last place in the sprint A-Main. USCS 10/14

Monday October 13th 2014

I am like any other man. All I do is supply a demand. Al Capone

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  • Sprintcar Association of NSW)It was a race that had a bit of everything as Victorian Jamie Veal swept to his second win in - a - row at Valvoline Raceway for the second meeting of the season for the Sprintcar Association of NSW. Veal made every post a winner after occupying the pole position, thanks to his win in the dash, and led all 30 laps to record a record breaking win. Press Releases10/13
  • Jackson Delamont)If Jackson Delamont could have Saturday night all over again, he would be hoping for one thing – an earlier time trial marble draw. Jackson was one of the last cars to hit the track in qualifying and by then, the track had dried out dramatically , thus putting the young throttle stomper on the back foot right from the outset. Press Releases10/13
  • Toby Bellbowen)Toby Bellbowen kept his strong run at the beginning of the season with an eleventh place finish in a frantic A - Main at Valvoline Raceway. Another strong run through qualifying (3 rd quick) and a direct transfer through his heat saw Toby make the all - important dash which sets the gri d for the main event.Press Releases10/13
  • Kerry Madsen)As the schedule begins to slow down with the World of Outlaw STP Sprint Car Series, Kerry Madsen and his Keneric Racing team were in action on Saturday night in frigid New York where the Mad Man set quick time and finished fourth in the feature event. “It was a pretty good weekend overall,” Madsen said. “We were awesome in time trials, and raced very well in the feature event.” Press Releases10/13
  • David Gravel)Fresh off of his National Open triumph, David Gravel and his Roth Motorsports team were back in action on Saturday night at the Rolling Wheels Raceway Park where they stayed hot and picked up a second place finish. “The track was tricky tonight, and we changed a ton of stuff,” Gravel said. “My hat is off to Donny Schatz and that team, they were really good.” Press Releases10/13
  • Justin Sanders)Spending his Friday night at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA, Justin Sanders closed out his 2014 Taco Bravo campaign with a second place finish, and ended up third in the championship standings. “We had a really good car, and had a shot to cotend for the win late, but with the race going non-stop, I think a caution would have benefitted us,” Justin Sanders said. Press Releases10/13
  • Grant Anderson)Being based on the NSW-Victoria border regional city of Albury for Grant Anderson and his team has its advantages, and in the 2014-15 season, it will see them spend their time racing between both states. This season Anderson will compete in excess of 20 race meetings, and Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway in NSW and Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway in Victoria are going to make up the majority of the calendar. Press Releases10/13
  • Renegade Sprints)Atomic Speedway and the Renegade Sprints will partner for approximately five races next season. The high-banked track in Chillicothe, Ohio, hosted the inaugural Renegade Sprints event in August and will wrap up this season with the $15,000-to-win Open Wheel Championships on Oct. 24-25. Press Releases10/13
  • Ryan Schlam)On the eve of an enormous summer of Sprintcar Racing in a bold new alliance has emerged between West Aussie car owner Ryan Schlam and South Australian hard charger Ryan Jones. Schlam has prepared an ultra slick two car and two motor program for multiple Australian 360ci champion Jones who will enter the summer with his most professional assault ever. “I’m so grateful for Ryan (Schlam) giving me this opportunity,” explains Jones, “I can tell you now I’ll be grabbing it with both hands and plan on rewarding him and our teams sponsors for their faith in me.Press Releases10/13
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)The final leg of the 2014 season for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real gets underway this Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18 with the 41st running of the Winter Nationals and James McElreath Memorial at the Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. ASCS 10/13
  • Chase Johnson)Chase Johnson scored a podium finish during his final race of the season in his family owned sprint car on Saturday at Petaluma Speedway. "It was good," he said. "It was what I hoped for, but at the same time it was tough because I really, really wanted that win." Johnson kicked off the Adobe Cup by qualifying second quickest. Press Releases10/13

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  • Sam Hafertepe Jr)There's a little bit of added energy when Sam Hafertepe Jr. competes in his home state. "It's always great to be able to race in front of your family and friends," he said. "I think it builds more pressure because you have that added incentive. That can be a positive thing and it's something we're looking forward to this weekend." Press Releases10/13
  • Renegade Sprints)Atomic Speedway and the Renegade Sprints will partner for approximately five races next season. The high-banked track in Chillicothe, Ohio, hosted the inaugural Renegade Sprints event in August and will wrap up this season with the $15,000-to-win Open Wheel Championships on Oct. 24-25. Press Releases10/13
  • Semmelmann Casino Night Benefit)I know most racers have heard about or are already contributing to it this benefit, but I was hoping continue to spread the word.. the racing community is a big family. Below are two links one that gives out the information about the benefit night and the other with the silent auction items we have list so far. There will be other items available that night too. Things from wine baskets to a year supply of sausage and Flat screen TVs to Race car parts. This event will not just cater to the racer but also the general public.If you like to gamble we have that covered too. Semmelmann Benefit details http://www.behlingracing.com/ Silent auction page http://www.behlingracing.com/scott-semmelmann-silent-auction-page/ 10/13
  • Bronco Raceway Park TX)On February 27 & 28, Bronco Raceway Park, Cleveland, Texas will open the 2015 racing season Texas style with a 2 day 360 sprint car race. Friday's race will pay $1,000 to win with the top 4 transferring to Saturdays main featuring $5,000 to win!10/13
  • USAC)USAC HPD Midget racing this week finds Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, N.C. hosting the Eastern series Saturday while the Western Pavement series returns to the Madera (Calif.) Speedway Saturday. Scott Hunter leads the Eastern series to Rougemont and Shawn Buckley sits atop the Western standings going into Madera. USAC 10/13
  • USAC)Matt Mitchell will lead the USAC West Coast Sprint Car series to its final 2014 event November 6 in the opening race of this year's "Budweiser Oval Nationals" program at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. Mitchell has a 28-point lead over Markus Niemela in the current standings, which were not affected by last Saturday's "non-points" race at Tulare, Calif. USAC 10/13
  • USAC)Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. capped his 2014 USAC Silver Crown National Championship in victory lane Saturday at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, winning the "Salt City 78" series finale. Swanson's title is his first in USAC National competition. He previously won the 2005 Western Sprint Car crown and in 2009 was named USAC's Silver Crown "Rookie of the Year." USAC 10/13
  • USAC)USAC Southwest Sprint Car series runner-up Josh Pelkey of Peoria, Ariz. stormed to victory in Saturday night's 40-lap "Rick Stewart Memorial" at Prescott Valley (Ariz.) Raceway. This coming Saturday he and the Southwest series regulars will tackle Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. in the "Hank Arnold Memorial." USAC 10/13
  • Austen Wheatley)Austen Wheatley will make his Trophy Cup debut this weekend. In fact, Wheatley will compete in his first career 360ci event at Thunderbowl Raceway this Thursday through Saturday during the 21st edition of the premier event. Press Releases10/13
  • Column)Pat & Bruce Eckel have weekend travels with POWRi and MOWA in A Typical Weekend 10/13
  • Carson Macedo)Spending his weekend wrapping up a second place run in the Taco Bravo Series Standings, and competing with the King of the West Series, Carson Macedo put on quite a charge at the Ocean Speedway before his night came to an early end after a big-time wreck at the Thunderbowl on Saturday night. “Paul Baines gave me a great car on Friday night, and on Saturday we were pretty good too, but I got up into the wall and went flipping pretty good,” Carson Macedo added. Press Releases10/13
  • Jerrod Hull)Jerrod Hull topped off another championship season with the Midwest Open Wheel Association Saturday at the Jacksonville Speedway with a win. It was Jerrod’s fourth title with MOWA and a series’ best sixteenth career feature win. The Rockwell American #12 team’s win came at Jacksonville’s “Ron Milton Race of Champions”. The Sikeston, Missouri driver will next be in action at the Short Track Nationals at the I-30 Speedway near Little Rock, Arkansas, October 22-25. Press Releases10/13
  • DJ Netto)DJ Netto had a very strong night going during the Cotton Classic on Saturday night, but a late race mistake saw some contact force him into the work area, and as a result, Netto finished in the ninth spot. “I feel like I gave one away,” a disappointed Netto said. “We had a really good car, and I let my guys down.” Press Releases10/13
  • Jonathan Allard)Though it reads as an eighth place finish on the race rundown, Jonathan Allard had a strong night going at the Cotton Classic until he was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time late in the race on Saturday night, resulting in him getting in getting upside down. “We ran insdie the top-five all night, but late in the race there was a tangle and we had nowhere to go, and got upside down,” Allard said. “We got it fixed and were able to finish, but we were much better than what our result shows.” Press Releases10/13
  • Kyle Hirst)Kyle Hirst and his Roth Motorsports team were back in action with the King of the West Series on Saturday night as they were again in action at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA for the Cotton Classic. “We had a really fast racecar, and should have been better than fifth,” Hirst explained. Press Releases10/13
  • Willie Croft)For the last month, Willie Croft has been on fire, and on Saturday night he continued to stay hot as he recorded his fourth consecutive second place finish, this time with the King of the West Series as they invaded the Thunderbowl Raceway. Press Releases10/13
  • Joe Hunt Wingless)Saturday night at the Petaluma Speedway, Terry Schank won a thrilling race over Joe Stornetta and Gary Nelson, Jr as Tommy Laliberte was able to capture the Joe Hunt Series Championship in what the series’ final even of 2014. With Terry Schank and Shayna Sylvia leading to field to green for the 30-lap season finale, it was Sylvia jumping out to the early lead, though she had the veteran, Terry Schank, on her tail. Press Releases10/13
  • Racing Fans Direct)As of today I’m proud to announce here at Racing Fans Direct we have a new MS. Racing Fans Direct 2014-2015 that we feel will represent RFD with her knowledge , love of racing , the fans that support our great sport , with much passion . She is Miss Chelsey Jamieson of Lockport , NY she was Miss Ransomville Speedway 2014 . At a young age she became interested in auto racing at Ransomville and other surrounding tracks in the New York area . Being a fan , promoting the speedway , her family interest in racing and personal interaction with other fans has been part of the highlights of her involvement in racing . Press Releases10/13

Sunday October 12th 2014

Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today. Mark Twain

10:00pm

RESULTS...

  • Waynesfield Raceway Park OH)The month of October in the state of Ohio marks harvest time for many area farmers and the transition into cooler weather. Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio sits deep in Ohio’s farming country and held its final event of the 2014 season Friday night. In honor of the harvest season, the 1/3rd mile dirt oval held a sprint car fans dream with the 2nd Annual Harvest Sprints. Despite the chilly temperatures, fans flocked to see full fields of nothing but the best sprint cars drivers in the Midwest. The rain received during the course of the week watered down the racing surface creating a wicked fast track with drivers running just under the Waynesfield track record. Race Results 10/12
  • VSS)Jerald Harris passed Brian Lawson a few feet from a waving checkered flag to win in the closest finish in Virginia Sprint Series history that required the electronic scoring system to decide the winner. Anthony Linkenhoker and Jerald Harris took heat wins on the cool misty cloudy evening at the beautiful paved mountain speedway. Race Results 10/12
  • King of the West)Making his first ever King of the West Series start on Saturday night Brisbane, Queensland, Australia wheel-man James McFadden became the third different leader of the main event and pulled away at the end to claim victory at the 29th annual Cotton Classic in Tulare. The immensely talented Aussi sat aboard the Kaeding Performance/ Factory Kahne No. 4 machine for the night and looked very comfortable in his Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway debut. McFadden started from the fifth row and steadily made his way to the front in the Willie Kahne wrenched Sprinter, taking the lead on a lap 21 restart. King of the West 10/12
  • MSCS)The “Harvest Cup” held at Tri-State Speedway Saturday evening closed out the racing season for the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series. The event lived up to all the pre-race expectations. Brady Short of Mitchell, IN, would win the 30 lap feature after a dual to the finish between two front row starters. 2014 MSCS Champion Kyle Cummins led the first 7 laps. Short led the next 9 laps. The racing continued with the cars running side by side. Cummins wrestled the lead away on lap 17. Short had it back by lap 22 and the $4,000 top prize was his. Cummins would finish second. Race Results 10/12
  • USAC)HPD USAC EASTERN MIDGET "SPECIAL EVENT" RACE RESULTS: October 11, 2014 - Altamahaw, North Carolina - Ace Speedway FIRST FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Matt Lundtsrom, 2. Chris Lamb, 3. Calvin Carroll, 4. Scott Hunter, 5. Blaine Leydig, 6. Dillon Silverman, 7. Tyler Corriher, 8. Nolan Allison, 9. Kyle Craker, 10. Eric Lewis, 11. Andrew Layser, 12. Nikki Carroll. NT SECOND FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Scott Hunter, 2. Chris Lamb, 3. Calvin Carroll, 4. Tyler Corriher, 5. Matt Lundstrom, 6. Blaine Leydig, 7. Dillon Silverman, 8. Kyle Craker, 9. Nikki Carroll, 10. Nolan Allison, 11. Eric Lewis, 12. Andrew Layser. NT USAC 10/12
  • Ocean Sprints)For the second consecutive year it was traveling visitor Andy Forsberg from Auburn racing to victory on championship night with the Ocean Sprints on Friday at the Ocean Speedway. Fremont’s Shane Golobic however, was the man of the hour as he locked up his second Taco Bravo title and celebrated on the front stretch in style. Race Results 10/12

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  • The Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Cars had a show planned for Williams Grove Speedway Friday night but once again rain washed it away. Saturday night Lincoln Speedway ran their final show of the year with Danny Dietrich taking his 9th series win of the year and moving back in to 2nd spot in the point standings. Up at Port Royal Speedway Mike Erdley gave his retiring car owner Randy Lisi his 2nd win of the season. Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA 10/12
  • Tony Bruce Jr)Tony Bruce Jr. returns to a familiar track this weekend. Bruce Jr. will venture to Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, this Friday and Saturday with Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour for the 41st annual Winter Nationals. "We always have confidence going into Devil's Bowl," he said. "I've always ran up front there and have wins there. Any time we go to Devil's Bowl I'm pretty excited because I know we unload with a fast car." Press Releases10/12
  • Cody Wampler)Cody Wampler endured a long night as he capped his return to sprint car racing on Saturday during the Red River Open Wheel Nationals at Red River Speedway. "I got home at 5:30 in the morning and I live 45 minutes from there," he said. "It was crazy." The two-day event was condensed into a one-day show following Friday's rainout, which made for an extremely long night on Saturday. Press Releases10/12
  • ARDC)The 75th Anniversary Season of the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) will come to a close at the Thunder on the Hill Halloween Party at the Grandview Speedway this Saturday night when ARDC is just one of the divisions to be featured in this fun filled annual event. Press Releases10/12
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Could 2014 be the year that Steve Kinser gets a sprint car win at Port Royal Speedway? Believe it or not, the 20-time World of Outlaws sprint car champion has never taken a victory at the historic oval but another chance is on the horizon coming up on October 25 when the STP World of Outlaws series invades the oval. Racing is slated to get underway at 5 pm with gates opening at 3 pm. Central PA 10/12
  • Trey Starks)Trey Starks is heading to one of his favorite events this weekend. Starks will tackle the 21st annual Trophy Cup Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. "It's definitely the race that sticks out the most in the year," he said. "It's the most interesting and the most exciting. It's one you look forward to. You know the track is going to be in perfect racing condition." Press Releases10/12
  • MOWA)Officials with the Midwest Open Wheel Association have announced a partnership with Neal Tire and Auto Service that will make Neal Tire the title sponsor of the Midwest-based sprint car series for the 2015 season and beyond. Founded in 1925, Neal Tire has 25 retail locations in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky and is also a leading tire distributor in the Midwest through its sister company Ben Tire Distributors. Press Releases10/12
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Nittany Media of Lewistown will present The Nittany Media Tailgate at Port Royal Speedway coming up as part of the STP World of Outlaws racing program at the historic oval on October 25. The same day as the world renown traveling outlaws circuit makes its return to Port Royal Speedway for the first time in a decade, the Penn State Nittany Lions football team will play Ohio State at home with an evening kickoff slated and now fans can come to the big race and not miss the big game action either! Central PA 10/12
  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)Williams Grove Speedway will present the season finale, feature’s only Fall Fest racing program this Saturday, October 18 at 5:30 pm. The show will include a total of four main events; one each for the 410 sprints, 358 sprints, 358 limited late models and the super sportsman. There will be no qualifying heat races for the year-end event, just feature only racing action only! Central PA 10/12

1:20pm

RESULTS...

  • USAC)USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: October 11, 2014 – Prescott Valley, Arizona – Prescott Valley Speedway – “Rick Stewart Memorial” FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Josh Pelkey, 2. Matt Rossi, 3. Stevie Sussex, 4. Mike Martin, 5. Charles Davis Jr., 6. R.J. Johnson, 7. Bruce St. James, 8. Nick Aiuto, 9. Chris Bonneau, 10. Brian Hosford,USAC 10/12
  • I-35 Speedway MO)Dominating both nights of racing action in the Non-Wing Sprints would witness #77 Casey Schuman in McCarthy Auto-Group Winners Circle. After winning his heat race Schuman would use a pole starting spot to gain the advantage over the field and lead every lap on his way to claiming the victory. Great racing ensued behind Schuman as Mitchell Moore #51 and Wyatt Burks #11w would battle constantly throughout the entire feature with Moore second and Burks placing third. The always impressive Chris Parkinson #65 would race his way to the front and place fourth. After winning his heat race and starting outside row one Tony Rost #99 would slip in the later stages to round out the nights top five. Other heat race winner was Kent Christian #1c.Non-Wing Sprints 1. 77 Casey Shuman (Heat Race Winner) 2. 51 Mitchell Moore 3. 11w Wyatt Burks 4. 65 Chris Parkinson 5. 99 Tony Rost (Heat Race Winner) 6. 12 John Helm 7. 09x Kale Mueller 8. 11 Chad Shields 9. 27 Tucker Klaasmeyer 10. 00 P.J. Grimes 11. 18x Nathan Ryun 12. 88 Chad Tye 13. 93 Taylor Walton 14. 1c Kent Christian (Heat Race Winner) 15. 09 Josh Stephens 16. 27x Danny Thoman 17. 20 Steve Thomas 18. 94 Joe Frazier 19. 10 Will Register 20. 1x Brad Ryun10/12
  • Column)BillW has notes from Jacksonville IL MOWA/POWRi in BillW's Knoxville News 10/12
  • Dirt Station) Lincoln Speedway final race of 2014 Saturday 10/11. www.dirtstation.com 10/12
  • All Stars)Rico Abreu felt Eldora Speedway owed him something. The Napa, California driver didn’t have a very good Four Crown Nationals a couple of weeks ago and he vowed he would redeem himself upon his next visit to “The Big E.” He did just that Saturday as he claimed the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions season finale. It was Abreu’s second career UNOH All Star win, both coming this season. Abreu blasted around Dale Blaney to take the lead on lap 18 and worked his way through traffic like a surgeon to score the win. All Stars 10/12
  • Central PA 358's)The Central PA 358 Point Series presented by Capitol Renegade completed its next to last race of the season this past Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway. Dwight Leppo scored his 2nd feature win of the season by a bumper over 305 sprint car veteran and 358 rookie John Braim. While Leppo was winning the feature all eyes where on the 2 series point leaders who went into this weekends races with only 6 points seperatting the series leader Brad McClelland and 2nd place Kevin Nouse. Central PA 10/12

1:30am

RESULTS...

  • Photos)More weekend photos are in SpeedShotz for 10/12
  • Thunderbowl Speedway CA)Cotton Classic King of the West. top 10...James McFadden, Willie Croft, Bud Kaeding, Brent Kaeding, Kyle hirst, Evan suggs, Shane Golobic, Jonathan Allard, Jason Statler, DJ Netto. 10/12
  • Nebraska 360)Greenwood NE...Danny Lasoski wins at I-80 followed by Brian Brown, Don Droud, Jr., Justin Henderson, and Dusty Zomer.10/12
  • MOWA)Jacksonville Il...Top 10 Jerrod Hull,  J. Hurley,  P. Nienhiser, JB Miller, AJ Bruns, R.Standridge, C.Urish, T.Datweiler, K.Thomas Jr, Z.Saum. 10/12
  • POWRi)Jacksonville IL...Top 10...Bryan Clauson, Darren Hagen, Andrew Felker, Tanner Thorson, Justin Peck, Zach Daum, Daniel Robinson, Spencer Bayston, Austin Brown, Parker Price-Miller. 10/12
  • Lincoln Speedway PA)Danny Dietrich found himself the leader when Brian Montieth and Glenndon Forsythe crashed into lapped cars on the fifth lap and held off repeated challenges of rookie Austin Hogue over the next 20 laps to score his fifth win of the year in the season finale at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night. Central PA 10/12
  • USAC)USAC WEST COAST “SPECIAL EVENT” SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: October 11, 2014 – Tulare, California – Thunderbowl Raceway – “Cotton Classic” FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Geoff Ensign, 3. Danny Faria Jr., 4. Jake Swanson, 5. Richard Vander Weerd, 6. Jace Vander Weerd, 7. Max Adams, 8. Trey Marcham, 9. Kyler Shaw, 10. Kolby ArakiUSAC 10/12
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Jeff Geiges of Hamilton, New Jersey, bested a 48-car field of RaceSaver 305 sprints to pick up the $1,000 victory in Saturday’s third annual Keystone RaceSaver Blue Collar Classic at Port Royal Speedway. In the 410 sprint feature, Mike Erdley put an exclamation point on the end of his season as his car owner’s retirement nears with his second victory of the season at the track. Central PA 10/12
  • Ocean Speedway CA)360's...1 1 01 Andy Forsberg 2 6 17 Justin Sanders 3 3 22 Shane Golobic 4 13 21X Caron Macedo 5 5 2 Brad Furr 6 4 81 Jonathan Cornell 7 2 58 Jerry Bonnema 8 7 72W Kurt Nelson 9 16 9S Landon Hurst 10 9 37 Mitchell Faccinto 11 14 88 Koen Shaw 12 20 8 Jeremy Chisum 13 19 3T Nicholas Ringo 14 15 11 Nick Rescino 15 8 63 Ivan Worden 16 18 25Z Jason Chisum 17 17 121 Dustin Golobic 18 10 23 Tomas Bray-scully 19 23 78 Mark Barroso 20 12 83 Austin Liggett 21 11 10 Anthony Simone 22 22 7 Nick Ringo, Jr 10/12
  • MSCS)Haubstadt IN....1 1 11P Brady Short 2 2 3C Kyle Cummins 3 12 12 Robert Ballou 4 7 2X Chase Stockon 5 13 3R Brian Karraker 6 5 66X Jon Stanbrough 7 6 28 Brandon Mattox 8 11 4P Scotty Weir 9 3 38W Chet Williams 10 10 6P Chris Phillips 11 14 4B Donny Brackett 12 18 15F Aaron Farney 13 9 04 Jeff Bland Jr. 14 15 21K Bradley Sterrett 15 19 4C Daylon Chambers 16 16 11X James Lyerla 17 4 21 Carson Short 18 17 11 Chase Briscoe 19 8 3 Dakota Jackson 20 20 35 Cole Smith 10/12
  • World of Outlaws)Donny Schatz picked up his 25th win of the season at the Budweiser Salute to the King Outlaw Showdown at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park on Saturday night. Schatz, who started fifth, battled past Brad Sweet and held off David Gravel to win the 25 lap feature and continue to build on what is now the winningest single season of his career. DIRT/World of Outlaws 10/12
  • Eldora Speedway OH)Horace Greeley may have coined the phrase “go west, young man, go west” for young folks seeking the opportunity to succeed, but in racing, the California drivers are saying “go east” to seek the gold as evidenced in Saturday’s season-closing UNOH Sprintacular at Eldora Speedway. Three drivers with Golden State heritage – Rice Abreu (All Star Sprints), Randy Hannagan (NRA Sprint Invaders) and Thomas Messeraul (BOSS Sprints) – prevailed over an assemblage of 112 Sprint Cars. Race Results 10/12
  • Valvoline Raceway AU)Valvoline Raceway Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 2. A MAIN: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Jamie Veal (1), 2. Ben Atkinson (6), 3. Danny Reidy (5), 4. Max Dumesny (4), 5. Robbie Farr (9), 6. Matt Dumesny (13), 7. James Thompson (12), 8. Jeremy Cross (3), 9. Marty Perovich (14), 10. Trevor Green (10),Race Results 10/12
  • USAC)USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: October 11, 2014 - Syracuse, New York - New York State Fairgrounds - "Salt City 78"FEATURE: (78 laps) 1. Kody Swanson, 2. A.J. Fike, 3. Bobby East, 4. Chris Windom, 5. Stewart Friesen, 6. Tracy Hines, 7. Jerry Coons Jr., 8. Rich Tobias Jr., 9. Davey Ray, 10. Patrick Lawson, 11. Randy Bateman, 12. Steve Buckwalter, 13. Kenny Gentry, 14. Shane Cockrum, 15. Wes Miller.. 45:23.12 USAC 10/12

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Drivers/Sanctions

  • Joe Hunt Wingless Sprints)After taking control of both the Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster and the King of the West Series in 2014, the Prentice Motorsports Group is pleased to announce that they will assume the leadership role for the Wingless Shootout Series Presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos starting in 2015. Press Releases10/12
  • Joey Saldana)The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars made their only weekend stop tonight at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park. In preliminary action, veteran shoe Joey Saldana qualified the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M sixth in a field of 30 cars with a best lap of 16.680 seconds around the 5/8-mile oval. Press Releases10/12

Saturday October 11th 2014

Things are never so bad they can't be made worse. Humphrey Bogart

1:30pm

RESULTS...

  • Photos)Friday photos are in SpeedShotz for 10/11
  • I-35 Speedway MO)Completing the night’s racing action would see the Non-Wing Sprint Cars literally fly around I-35 Speedway. When the checkers were shown Casey Shuman would pilot the Jack Hockett prepared #77 to McCarthy Auto-Group Winner’s Circle. Shuman would charge to the front in the early laps and lead the entire race holding off the fast charge of #1c Kent Christian who would place second. Third place would see Wyatt Burks #11w charge through the pack passing all challengers holding Chad Shields #11 to fourth. Big Mover of the feature was P.J. Grimes #00 who would round out the night’s top five. 10/11

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Tracks/Sanctions

  • URC)In the sixty-seventh consecutive season of URC, Davie Franek of Wantage, NJ is looking to enter his name as URC Champion Driver into the “rich in history” record books of the United Racing Company. URC will close out their 2014 Rislone URC Sprint Series on Saturday night, October 18 in the features only racing program at the Grandview Speedway. Franek has “clinched” the 2014 URC championship with just the celebrating still take place. Never-the-less, Franek would like nothing more then to close out the season with a feature win at Grandview. URC 10/11
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)Latest entry list for the 410 portion of the 19th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction on November 7th and 8th is fast approaching on October 14th. As of Friday, October 10th, the following drivers have already submitted entries. Included in the drivers already entered are three-time winner Dave Darland of Lincoln, Indiana, Concord, California’s Damion Gardner who has won the race two times and 2012 race champion Mike Spencer of Temecula. An entry form for the prestigious race is at the end of this release. Press Releases10/11
  • ASCS Lone Star)The skies have opened up in Kilgore, Texas, forcing the cancellation of the Texas Sprint Car Championship at the Lone Star Speedway with the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region. The race will not be rescheduled. The next event for the Lone Star Region of the American Sprint Car Series will be the 41st annual Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals on Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18 with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real. For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com. 10/11
  • Riverside International Speedway AR)Unfortunately, mother nature has decided with the rain that we cannot have the Fall Nationals tonight, October 11. The Fall Nationals have been rescheduled for Saturday night, October 18, and the Enduro race has been rescheduled for Sunday afternoon, October 19. We hope to see you there on those dates for Thrills, Chills, and Spills. 10/11
  • Atomic Speedway OH)Due to heavy overnight rainstorms, flooded pits and wet grounds will again cancel racing at Atomic Speedway for Saturday, October 11, 2014. The next racing event will be the nationally recognized Open Wheel Championships Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Oct. 23-24-25. Press Releases10/11
  • USAC)Rain forced cancellation of Friday night's USAC Eastern HPD Midget race at Ace Speedway. The series continues with another complete program of racing at Ace Speedway on Saturday night.10/11

Friday October 10th 2014

It's hard to get out of the barrel. It's slippery around the edges and people are happy to see you fall back in. Robert Downey, Jr.

11:45pm

RESULTS...

  • Waynesfield Raceway Park OH)October 10, 2014 RACE RESULTS 2nd Annual Harvest of Sprints K+L Ready Mix 360 Sprint Cars A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 22H-Randy Hannagan[4] 2. 6S-Greg Willson[6] 3. 10-Mitch Brown[1] 4. 4-John Agan[5] 5. 83-Kyle Sauder[3] 6. 9W-Derek Hagar[22] 7. B20-Butch Schroeder[7] 8. 28H-Hud Horton[17] 9. 17-Jared Horstman[21] 10. 35-Ron Blair[19]  K+L Ready Mix Non Wing Sprint Cars A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 11D-Dave Darland[8] 2. 82-Mike Miller[6] 3. 54-Matt Westfall[3] 4. 18X-Thomas Meserawll[4] 5. 2B-Mike Dunlap[11] 6. 401K-Travis Berryhill[18] 7. 9N-Luke Hall[1] 8. 12G-Chris Gurley[2] 9. 30-CJ Leary[9] 10. 2M-Max McGhee[10] Race Results 10/10
  • MOWA)Lincoln Speedway IL... Rico Abreu, Brad Loyet, Jerrod Hull, Terry McCarl, Joey Moughan. 10/10
  • POWRi)Lincoln IL...Top 10...Christopher Bell, Zach Daum, Bryan Clauson, Darren Hagen, Spencer Bayston, Tanner Thorson, Andrew Felker, Parker Price-Miller, Ryan Criswell, Daniel Robinson.10/10
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Mike Wagner II of Harrisonville kicked off the 305 sprint Blue Collar Classic weekend at Port Royal Speedway with a win on Friday night It was Wagner’s first Port Royal win of the season and the fifth overall of his career at the track. He nearly gave the win away when he lost the lead to Jeff Miller Jr. on the ninth tour of the 20-lap main. Central PA 10/10
  • USAC)USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: October 11, 2014 - Syracuse, New York - New York State Fairgrounds - "Salt City 78" QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bobby East, 10, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-32.436; 2. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-32.535; 3. A.J. Fike, 3, RFMS-32.627; 4. Tracy Hines, 16, Lightfoot-32.640; 5. Chris Windom, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-32.702; 6. Rich Tobias Jr., 117, Tobias-32.762; 7. Stewart Friesen, 99, RPM/Gormly-32.856; 8. Shane Cockrum, 66, Hardy-33.113; 9. Davey Ray, 25, Sachs-33.160; 10. Steve Buckwalter, 53, SET-33.273; 11. Jerry Coons Jr., 98, RPM/Gormly-33.315; 12. Randy Bateman, 55, Bateman-34.005; 13. Patrick Lawson, 2, Lawson-35.105; 14. Kenny Gentry, 18, Gentry-37.972; 15. Wes Miller, 36, Miller-NT. 10/10

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Tracks

  • Short Track Nationals)He has been just one position short of the $15,000 winner’s share over each of the past two years. Now he is ready to take another swing at the big money in two weeks at I-30 Speedway’s 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires. Norman, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell is among the latest batch of entries for the $15,000-to-win, $2,500-to-start event set for October 23-25 after the blockbuster week gets under way with the $2,000-to-win Short Track Nationals Open on Wednesday night, October 22. Press Releases10/10

4:00pm

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Drivers/Sanctions/Tracks

  • Knoxville Raceway IA)The 2014 Knoxville Raceway Award Banquet and Dinner will be held at the Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino on Saturday, November 15, 2014. The reservation deadline of Wednesday, October 15 is quickly approaching. Join us for Awards, Food, Fun and Entertainment!  Press Releases10/10
  • Shannon McQueen)Changing gears for the 2015 season, McQueen Racing is please to announce a partnership with VanMeter Racing for the 2015 season. As part of the team, McQueen will be piloting the VanMeter owned #87 USAC-West Coast 360 Series Sprint Car. Current plans are for McQueen to compete in all West Coast 360 Series points races, while McQueen will pilot her Midget with BCRA and USAC as the schedule permits.  Press Releases10/10
  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)Williams Grove Speedway has cancelled its Friday, October 10 racing program due to rain. Greg Hodnett is the 2014 Track Champion. 10/10
  • Column)Duane Hancock has Eldora Speedway notes in Tri-State Outlook 10/10
  • Kraig Kinser)Kraig Kinser has had the great fortune to be a part of some of the biggest events in short track racing during his career with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. One of these is Super Dirt Week, which is based at the New York State Fairgrounds, but features satellite events at other local tracks throughout the week. The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series annual visit to Rolling Wheels Raceway in Elbridge, New York, serves as one such race.  Press Releases10/10
  • Open Wheel Driving School)The Open Wheel Driving School/Sippel Racin' will be holding our last Open Wheel Driving School of the 2014 season this Monday, October 13th. You can still sign up and join us at the challenging banked 1/4 mile of the 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, WI. Joining us for this final School will be 7 time IRA Champion, Bill Balog along with our lead instructor Mike Kertscher There are still a few spots available so if you’ve ever had the urge to really find out what it feels like to drive a winged sprint car, now is a great time. Sign-up information can be obtained by calling Randy Sippel at 920.876.3166 or email at ranspp@aol.com. We look forward to seeing you. Visit us at www.sippelracin.com 10/10
  • Jacksonville Speedway IL)Jacksonville Speedway will host the inaugural Ron Milton Race of Champions this Saturday Night October 11th. The race, which pays tribute to the late Ron Milton, features both the MOWA Sprint Car Series and POWRi Midget and MIcro Series season championships. Milton who enjoyed a storied career as a racer also served as co-promoter of the Speedway during some of its most successful years. Also racing will be DIRTcar Modifieds and Street Stocks racing for Jacksonville Speedway Season Championship Honors.  Press Releases10/10
  • Sprintcar All Stars)Paul & Lynton Jeffrey of Vortex Racing Products has again offered to supply the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series with an Outlaw Top wing for their End of Season Pointfund. The “Vo rtex Altitude Award” is presented to the driver with the most roll over’s for the All Star season.  Press Releases10/10
  • Column)Richard Golardi chats with Danny Martin Jr Florida Open Wheel 10/10

Thursday October 9th 2014

I'm sorry, if you were right, I'd agree with you. Robin Williams

11:45pm

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  • Taylor Ferns)Taylor Ferns has expanded her horizons quite a bit this season, venturing full-on into the world of 410-winged sprint car racing. She will add another item to her resume this weekend as she makes her first-career 360-winged sprint car start, along with also competing in her familiar 410-winged machine. Ferns will begin the weekend in her 360-winged sprint car at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Ohio, before hopping in her 410-car for a visit on Saturday night to the famed Eldora Speedway, also in Ohio. Both races will mark her debut with Eco-Mend adorning the top wing as the primary sponsor on her No. 55F.  Press Releases10/9
  • Sprintcar Association of NSW)The second meeting for the Sprintcar Association of NSW is scheduled for this Saturday night and if the racing from las t week was anything to go by, it will be a great show. A field of 50 cars have nominated for the event, led by first week victor, Jamie Veal. Track Championship contenders, Max Dumesny, Trevor Green, the Bellbowen brothers, Grant Tunks and a host of others will be eager to score important points in the season long title race.  Press Releases10/9
  • Toby Bellbowen)After scoring a great, hard fought third place in last week’s main event at Valvoline Raceway, Toby Bellbowen would love nothing more than to go two positions further on the podium this Saturday night. As he and the team prepare for the second round of the Sprintcar Track Championship, Toby has taken last week as a big positive in his preparations – both physically and mentally.  Press Releases10/9
  • Jackson Delamont)As the second event of the new season nears, Jackson Delamont is hoping for a better showing this time around. The talented racer was caught up in an opening lap crash that saw four cars retire from the race and on top of that, battled engine dramas most of the night.  Press Releases10/9
  • Gil Sonner)Just wanted to let friends and fans know that longtime car owner Gil Sonner will be celebrating his 80th birthday on October 17th. If anyone would like to drop him a note or a card, they can be sent to Gil Sonner, 2476 NE Broadway, Des Moines, IA 50317. Cindy Sonner Saucier  10/9
  • Brandon Hanks)There are only a handful of races remaining this season for Brandon Hanks. After taking this weekend off, Hanks will return to action with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Oct. 17-18 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals.  Press Releases10/9

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  • OCRS)The final curtain call of the 2014 OCRS Manufactures Performance Rankings presented by Sprintdudes.com has reached its calling. We acknowledge the top producers of the OCRS sprint car series in the chassis and engine building departments in one of the most competitive (if not the most) racing season since the inception of the series in 2002. OCRS 10/9
  • Trophy Cup)In one week the 21st annual Southwest Contractors Trophy Cup will kick off at the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. Here’s a look at the past winners of the prestigious event, which has been held at four different tracks over the years, including San Jose Speedway from 1994-‘99, Ocean Speedway in 2000, Kings Speedway from ’01-’04 & Thunderbowl Raceway from ’05 to present. Press Releases10/9
  • Taylor Ferns)When Taylor Ferns hits the track this weekend, for a pair of races in Ohio, she will have a new look to her car as Eco-Mend has come on-board as the primary sponsor of her No. 55F winged sprint car. The sponsorship of Ferns will be Eco-Mend’s first involvement in the world of motorsports. Eco-Mend is a Michigan-based, small business that specializes in environmentally conscious remediation. Press Releases10/9

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  • Robbie Farr)Robbie Farr and the ECP Racing Team head back to Sydney Speedway this Saturday night with the pilot keen to atone for the disappointment in last week’s season opener. Farr qualified on the front row for the 30 lap Brian Healey Cup A-Main after convincingly winning his heat and dash, but things went askew for the Hi-Tec Oils #7 Maxim only one corner into the race. Press Releases10/9
  • Atomic Speedway OH)This Saturday night, October 11 Atomic Speedway celebrates "Cancer Awareness Night". Speedway management urges all fans to come out and support the cause by wearing pink. On the race card are 410 Sprint Cars, AMRA Late models, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods and Enduros. It will be the season championships for Street Stocks and Sport mods. Press Releases10/9
  • USCS)Due to a full weekend of heavy rain in the forecast the 14th annual Cotton Boll Cup event at Poplar Bluff Speedway in Poplar Bluff, Missouri scheduled for this coming weekend has been RESCHEDULED for the following weekend on Friday and Saturday, October 17th and 18th. There will be an open practice at the track from 7pm until 10pm on Thursday, October 16th. USCS 10/9
  • USAC)This Saturday, October 11th, the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series will make their fifth and final appearance of the year at the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California. Originally scheduled at Hanford’s Kings Speedway, the non-point “29th Annual Cotton Classic” will also feature the winged King of the West 410 Sprint Cars and Legends of Kearney Bowl Super Modifieds. The Spectator Gates will open at 4:00pm, Hot Laps will begin at 5:00pm, Time Trials at 6:00pm, and Racing is set for 7:00pm. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.tularethunderbowl.com or call 559.688.0909. USAC 10/9
  • Adam Clarke)The debut outing for Adam Clarke and the Jack Berry Racing team last Saturday night at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway was a promising one. Despite the Speedcar feature race being cut short due to an accident late in the 20-lap journey, Clarke, who is the current and three-time Australian Speedcar Champion, was locked in a battle for the lead with Nathan Smee, but due to the premature end to the feature race, he was classified as a second-place finisher.Press Releases10/9
  • Column)Loss and Renewal – One Race Day in Florida by Richard Golardi Florida Open Wheel 10/9
  • Column)Ron Rodda has notes from Lemoore and Tulare CA in From the Grandstand10/9

Wednesday October 8th 2014

“I've been around a long time, and life still has a whole lot of surprises for me.” Hank Williams Jr.

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  • Shane Stewart)Larson Marks Racing and driver Shane Stewart finished sixth in Saturday's prestigious National Open at Williams Grove Speedway in Pennsylvania. The top-10 finish was the team's 29th of its debut season. Press Releases10/8
  • Short Track Nationals)Just two weeks away and the entries are pouring into the I-30 Speedway track office for the 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires. The latest batch of entries for the $15,000-to-win, $2,500-to-start event set for October 23-25 after the $2,000-to-win Short Track Nationals Open on October 22 come from as far away as New York state and Ontario, Canada, to Washington state and a variety of points in between, with one past race winner among those throwing his hat into the ring. Press Releases10/8
  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)Ohsweken Speedway will be holding rules and registration meetings for all five of the track’s weekly Friday night racing divisions on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the Best Western Brant Park Inn located at 19 Holiday Drive in Brantford, Ontario.
  • Joey Saldana)The World of Outlaws season is winding down. With only five races left on the racing calendar this year, the Outlaws make just one stop this weekend Saturday, Oct. 11 at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park during the NAPA Auto Parts Super Dirt Week XLIII. Rolling Wheels Raceway Park is a fast, semi-banked 5/8-mile oval.
  • Jamie O'Neill)Jamie O’Neill won the battle and the war last Saturday night at Darwin’s Northline Speedway, after he clinched the 410 Sprintcar feature race spoils that resulted in him claiming the 2014 season Northline Speedway 410 Sprintcar Track Championship. Press Releases10/8
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)One of the most highly anticipated events in dirt track racing is without a doubt the Winter Nationals at Tampa's East Bay Raceway Park. A gathering of the nation's finest dirt track warriors, it's seen by many fans as the official kickoff to the dirt track racing season. ASCS 10/8
  • Dodge City Raceway Park KS)Dodge City Raceway Park brought the curtains down on the 2014 racing season in spectacular fashion with the Second Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial on Saturday night, September 27. Now, all that remains is to recognize each of the track’s top competitors with the distribution of the hardware and point fund money at the track’s annual awards banquet. Press Releases10/8
  • Christopher Bell)Five races. That was the plan last weekend for Christopher Bell. The result was a weekend sweep. For Mother Nature, that is, as the Gold Crown Midget Nationals at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL, fell victim to rain all three nights with a pair of MOWA Winged Sprint Car outings doused in the process too. Press Releases10/8
  • Champion Brands LLC)Champion Brands LLC, a worldwide recognized industry leader in lubricants, additives, chemicals and motor oils for over 58 years, will be presented the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Export Achievement Certificate by the U.S. Commerce Department Under Secretary Chandra Brown, the U.S. Commercial International Trade Administration’s Sally Pacheco, and the Specialty Equipment Market Association’s Director of International and Government Relations Linda Spencer. Press Releases10/8
  • Tracy Hines)It has been over a decade since Tracy Hines has raced at the historic one-mile dirt oval at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. The last time he competed at the track was during the 2002 edition of Super DIRT Week. The Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series will return to the New York State Fairgrounds for the first time in 11 years this week, as part of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLIII. Hines will be battling for his second Silver Crown championship as well in what serves as the season finale. Press Releases10/8
  • Craig Dollansky)Big Game Motorsports pilot Craig Dollansky nearly captured a top 10 during the 52nd annual National Open last Saturday. Dollansky put together a consistent performance on Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway following Friday's rainout on the opening night of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series doubleheader. "It was a pretty solid night all the way through," he said. "We got qualified pretty decent for when we went out to qualify." Press Releases10/8
  • Destiny Motorsports/Craig Dollansky)Though there are still a few weekends of racing left in 2014, Destiny Motorsports already has the wheels in motion for the 2015 season, and it is with great pleasure that the team can announce that they will chase the 2015 World Of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars Series Championship, with Elk River, MN driver, Craig Dollansky taking over the driving duties, as he returns to the series. Press Releases10/8
  • Big Game Motorsports)Big Game Motorsports would like to thank Craig Dollansky for five great seasons and wishes him luck with his future endeavors. "Craig has represented our companies to the highest level the past five years," Big Game Treestands Founder Tod Quiring said. "We've had a lot of success together and we have been proud to have him as part of our organization. I also want to thank Julie, Luke, Garrett and Peyton for all of their support through the past five years. As Craig and I spoke on Monday we are already looking forward to our first snowmobiling trip this winter together." Press Releases10/8

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  • Paul McMahan)Williams Grove Speedway in central Pennsylvania is one of the toughest venues in the world when it comes to sprint car racing. From demands on equipment to the sheer caliber of competition, the legendary half-mile demands the best from every competitor. "National Open is a big race and tough race," said Paul McMahan, driver of the #51 Bairs Tree Service/Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete/All Star Performance sprinter. Press Releases10/8
  • Luke "Dick" Bogar Jr. of Selinsgrove passed away Monday, October 6, 2014 at the age of 86. Bogar owned and fielded the famous Bogar No. 99 sprint car in the east during the 1970's and brought Jan Opperman to prominence across the nation and especially in the east. In 1973 Bogar's Opperman 99 was leading points at both Port Royal and Selinsgrove Speedways midway through the season when the team opted to focus on Selinsgrove and as such they secured Opperman and the team's only title anywhere, at Selinsgrove Speedway. Other drivers like Gene Varner and Barry Camp graced Bogar's seat but Opperman teamed with mechanic Ralph Heintzelman Sr. made the mount fly to stardom, making it a hit on the track and in reputation around the world. The Bogar family business, Bogar Lumber Co., supplied the lumber that built the current historic covered grandstand at Selinsgrove Speedway and in fact for years the name of the company was scrawled across the front of the grandstand as an advertisement for the business. Bogar also owned and operated his own business, Bogar's Speed and Show equipment in Beavertown, for many years. A viewing will be held from noon to 2 pm Friday, October 10 at Christ United Methodist Church in Selinsgrove with a funeral at 2 pm. Arrangements are by the VL Seebold funeral home, Selinsgrove. www.dailyitem.com 10/8
  • Thunder On The Hill)Blood-curdling screams will be heard when the spookiest drivers in the area descend upon the Grandview Speedway for the final time of the season, as the NAPA AUTO PARTS Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presents the popular Grandview Thunder 5-25s features only event and House of Thunder Halloween Party. The action will take place on Saturday night, October 18 with the first of five features taking the green flag at 6 PM. Gates will open at 4 PM Press Releases10/8
  • Danny Reidy)It was a case of close, but not close enough for Danny Reidy, after he last Saturday night at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway narrowly missed out on a podium finish in their 2014-15 season opener. After he had started the feature race from position six, Reidy quickly moved into podium contention on a track where passing opportunities were aplenty with top and bottom racing lines, but at the fall of the chequered flag, he fell one spot short of the podium: fourth. Press Releases10/8
  • Big Game Tree Stands)The new 410ci sprint series established by Tod Quiring of Big Game Treestands is pleased to announce the support of Knoxville Raceway for the 2015 season. The famed half-mile oval in Knoxville, Iowa, has selected four dates with the newly formed series, which was created to strengthen 410 sprint car racing in the Midwest. The four events at Knoxville Raceway will be part of the Knoxville Championship Cup Series. Press Releases10/8
  • Channin Tankersley)Fresh off his first career sprint car championship, Channin Tankersley has a couple of marquee events coming up. Tankersley, who recently claimed the ASCS Gulf South Region championship, will drive for longtime sponsor Bruce Griffith during a pair of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events this month. Press Releases10/8
  • World of Outlaws)The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series joins NAPA Super DIRT Week XLIII in Syracuse, N.Y. on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Budweiser Salute to the King Outlaw Showdown at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park. DIRT/World of Outlaws 10/8
  • Eldora Speedway OH)Saturday’s unique twilight UNOH (University of Northwestern Ohio) Sprintacular will feature three forms of Sprint Car racing – winged 410 c.i. All Star Circuit of Champions, non-winged Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) with no engine rules and the winged 360 c.i. National Racing Alliance (NRA) Sprint Invaders – and close out its 61st consecutive year of racing with each group running complete racing programs. With the bulk of the Midwestern race tracks shuttered for the season, the late-season Sprintacular has the ability to attract drivers no longer chasing home-track titles; as evidenced by last year’s astounding 119 entries. Press Releases10/8
  • CRASH PAD)The Right Stuff is not too hard, not too soft and doesn’t bounce. Goldie Locks would approve of the CRASH PAD material... it’s the Right Stuff. To Reduce your Risk of Broken Back, Neck or Compression Fracture, you need the Right Compression Resistance and Space in the bottom of your seat to slow your downward motion. The Right Stuff will spread impact energy over time and distance and that reduces the spinal impact forces that break bones. Get a CRASH PAD for your good seat, before you need it. More info, lots of dealers, and online ordering can be found at www.802solutions.com.10/8
  • BR Motorsports)After a seven year hiatus from driving, Blake Robertson and BR Motorsports returned to the track on Saturday night, as Robertson made laps with California’s 305 RaceSaver Series aboard the new BR Motorsports entry. “It was awesome to get back behind the wheel of a sprint car, and test out the new 305 engine and car,” Robertson said. “It was an exhibition as the class is just launching, but I think we turned some heads.” Press Releases10/8
  • Column)Pat & Bruce Eckel have more weekend travels in A Typical Weekend10/8

Tuesday October 7th 2014

I mean, women are very important to me. I don't know, they just drive me crazy. Ringo Starr

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  • KSE Racing Products)KSE Racing Products would like to send huge congratulations to our many teams that used our products to pick up wins across the map over the last week. With big races popping up to close seasons out, one of the biggest races of the season took place in Mechanicsburg, PA, and it was David Gravel using his KSE Racing Products to pick up the National Open at the Williams Grove Speedway. Press Releases10/7
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian has announced that camping for the 19th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction will open at noon on Wednesday, November 5. As always the camping will be on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds adjacent to the track. There is no advance reservations and camping will cost $25.00 per night. “We had a lot of campers last year and we expect to have a lot again this year,” Kazarian said. “There is plenty of room for everyone so it is going to be a great time at the campground and there will be a lot of great racing.” Press Releases10/7
  • Joe Hunt Wingless sprint Shootout Series invades the fastest 3/8 dirt oval in California for the final time in 2014. After having almost two months off from action the Joe Hunt series will be at the Petaluma Speedway this coming Saturday for the season finale. Last time the series ran was during Wednesday night portion of the Gold Cup Race of Champions and it shook up a lot of things as the top 4 in points had major struggles. Press Releases10/7
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Over 50 RaceSaver 305 sprint cars have registered to enter the third annual Keystone RaceSaver Blue Collar Classic at Port Royal Speedway this weekend, October 10 and 11. The RaceSaver 305s, hosted the entire weekend at Port Royal by the PA Sprint Series 305 region, will compete both nights at the track with Friday’s show going off using a regular format and purse while Saturday’s 25-lap Blue Collar main pays $1,000 to win and $400 to start with group time trials setting the heat and feature starting grids. Central PA10/7
  • Derek Hagar)Derek Hagar will return to the Destiny Motorsports No. 9w this weekend during a pair of races in Ohio. Hagar will kick off the weekend on Friday at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield for the 2nd annual Harvest of Sprints featuring 360ci sprint cars. "I feel very comfortable going to Waynesfield," he said. "It's a little, racy place. I'm looking forward to going there and seeing if we can beat our last result by one spot." Press Releases10/7
  • Big Al Kids & Motorsports)There is only one month remaining for fans to have the opportunity to win a custom Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation themed helmet used by Shane Stewart. The helmet, which was designed by Chris King at Logo Daddy Graphics and painted by Shell Shock Designs, was worn by Stewart throughout the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series West Coast swing earlier this fall. Stewart even had the unique helmet on the night he won at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. Press Releases10/7
  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi liked the taste of his new Panella Racing Engines 360ci engine last Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway. Scelzi qualified 10th quickest and led the majority of his heat race during the Harry Talbot Classic Memorial, which was his final 360 tune-up prior to the 21st annual Trophy Cup on Oct. 16-18. Press Releases10/7
  • BOSS)With the fall season clearly upon us, the 2014 racing season is rapidly coming to a close. For the Buckeye Machine BOSS sprint teams, there could be no better way to wrap up another great season than on the high banks of THE most famous dirt track in the world. This Saturday, October 11th will find the tour at the legendary Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio as part of the "Sprintacular". Press Releases10/7
  • Champion Oil)Champion Oil, a globally recognized industry leader in performance lubricants, additives, chemicals and motor oils for over 58 years, will have on display this year at the Las Vegas SEMA Show in Booth #25021, a limited edition 50th Anniversary Shelby 289 FIA Cobra. Press Releases10/7
  • Short Track Nationals)It’s an event that has thrived upon urgency. The urgency to excel every time cars hit the track where every position counts. It has built the electric atmosphere that annually draws scores of race cars and race fans to the Short Track Nationals at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway. That will be even more evident with this month’s 27th rendition of the crown jewel 360-ci Sprint Car racing event that offers up $15,000 to win and $2,500 just to start the October 25 STN finale. Press Releases10/7

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  • USAC)Drivers competing for USAC's "Rookie of the Year" awards are gearing up for the final events of 2014 as the National series enter their final two months. Drivers Caleb Armstrong, Patrick Lawson and Christopher Bell are tops among rookies in the Silver Crown Championship while Jarett Andretti and Shane Cockrum appear to be the top AMSOIL Sprint Car leaders and Kevin Thomas Jr. sits atop the Honda National midget rookie tally. USAC 10/7
  • Night Thunder AU)FOR many Speedway fans in Western Australia Night Thunder represented an iconic television show for many years. This summer sees the return of an all-new Night Thunder TV program with a new home at FOX SPORTS. The Sprintcar Entrants Group has struck a deal with with Perth Motorplex Productions that will see 13 episodes of WA sprintcar racing aired on Fox Sports 5 this summer. Press Releases10/7
  • URC)Although the 2014 Rislone URC Sprint Series is still underway, URC is already making plans for the 2015 season. One of the biggest changes planned is URC’s move to Hoosier Racing Tires. URC has enjoyed a great relationship with Fred Woodward and all the folks at American Racer and we thank them for their support and the quality tire they have provided. With that said, most if not all sprint car groups in our immediate area are on Hoosier and it only makes sense that URC drivers are on the same tire as the dynamics of scheduling races is constantly changing. This change allows URC drivers to increase their level of comfort on the Hoosier Tire and at the same time, allows other drivers currently competing on Hoosiers to possibly compete in URC scheduled events. URC 10/7
  • Danny Holtgraver)After spending the recent weekend with ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Danny Holtgraver will rejoin the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series trail this Saturday evening, October 11th at the Rolling Wheels Raceway Park near Elbridge, New York. Holtgraver, who pilots the Hunter Racing, Berlin Natural Bakery, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, WestView Motors, DKW Transport, no. 10H sprint car, will follow the national series north to Elbridge, New York for a one-night program, which takes shape during the annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week. Press Releases10/7
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)The early entry deadline for the 410 portion of the 19th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction on November 7th and 8th is fast approaching on October 14th. As of Monday, October 6th, the following drivers have already submitted entries. Included in the drivers already entered are three-time winner Dave Darland of Lincoln, Indiana, Concord, California’s Damion Gardner who has won the race two times and 2012 race champion Mike Spencer of Temecula. An entry form for the prestigious race is at the end of this release. Press Releases10/7
  • Wesmar Engines)After wrapping up the USCS Asphalt title a few weeks ago Morgan Turpen showed the boys she can also get it done on the dirt in the USCS/URC North-South Shootout at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C. After exchanging the lead several times during the race with fellow Wesmar customer Robbie Stillwaggon, Turpen survived several yellow flags and pulled away for the $2,000 victory aboard her Terry Gray Motorsports/Wesmar powered 10m. The season is winding down and engines are getting tired. From complete rebuilds to selling parts to the independent Wesmar has you covered!! Call us today for your engine needs.10/7

Monday October 6th 2014

If you're going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use both feet. Keith Richards

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  • Justyn Cox)Justyn Cox and his Cox Racing team headed to the Marysville Raceway Park on Saturday night, where Cox picked up a sixth place finish in what was dubbed as the Sherm Toller Classic. “It was pretty wet and heavy all night, and we were just a step behind the track it seemed,” Cox said. “We had a decent car, but lapped traffic hurt us a little and we slipped back a little towards the end of the feature.” Press Releases10/6
  • Jonathan Allard)Making the short trip to the Marysville Raceway Park on Saturday night, Jonathan Allard cashed in for his 12th win of the 2014 season with the Tri-C Motorsports team, as he grabbed the lead on the first lap of the feature event and never looked back. “The track was fast, and tricky, and we were able to get out front early, and hold off some challengers and hang on and win even with a U-Joint breaking out of turn four,” Allard explained. Press Releases10/6
  • Willie Croft)Willie Croft and his team were on their way to the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA on Saturday afternoon when a flat tire on his rig, forced an audible, and the team back tracked to the Marysville Raceway Park, where Croft made a late race surge to score a second place finish. “It was an extremely long way with our trip starting out towards Tulare, and ending up in Marysville, CA, but a second place finish makes that long day a little easier,” Croft admitted. Press Releases10/6
  • The Dirt Network)After a few successful seasons in the sportsman division including a runner up finish in the 2013 Lernerville points standings, AJ Flick and his race team set their sights on a new challenge this year.Sprint car racing. Our own Jerin Steele caught up with AJ and filed this feature article at TDN. The young sprint car pilot described his first season in 410 sprints which featured some outstanding moments. "We were excited for the challenge," Flick said. "Basically I had the weight of a (sportsman car) and doubled the horsepower. We had to rely on a lot of people. We talked to guys who my dad raced with in the modifieds and moved up into the sprints. We talked about anything that could help prepare me for that first night." You can check out the full length feature article here: http://thedirtnetwor...w-aj-flick.html 10/6
  • Jackson Delamont)It’ s probably fair t o say the first night of a new season for Jackson didn’t go to plan. After setting 18 th quickest in time trials, Jackson made the transfer directly into the A - Main by virtue of finishing fifth in his heat race but unfortunately, that’s where his luck ended. “ I had to pull the car out of gear to miss the first lap crash and I was put to the rear for the re start, but a t the restart the car felt good, ” Jackson said.Press Releases10/6
  • Toby Bellbowen)Toby Bellbowen had a season opener to remember on Satur day night at Valvoline Raceway. The night began in great fashion, setting the third quickest time in time trials followed by a fifth place finish in his heat which locked Toby directly into the A - Main. A win in the dash gave him a pole position start in the 30 lap feature event. As a point of interest, Toby also started from pole at this corresponding race last seas on. Right from the outset, the A - Main was destined to be a torrid affair. Press Releases10/6
  • Craig Dollansky)Big money was on the line Saturday for the Big Game Treestands #7 team at Williams Grove Speedway. After Friday’s program rained out, much more favorable weather was in store the following day as ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ signed into ‘The Grove’ for the $50,000-to-win National Open. Press Releases10/6
  • Short Track Nationals)For the third consecutive year, Sprint Car fans around the world will be able to watch I-30 Speedway’s COMP Cams Short Track Nationals live on their computer screens through a liveonline pay-per-view production on www.shorttracknationals.com. I-30 Speedway and Internet video production company DirtonDirt.com have again partnered to offera live video production of the COMP Cams Short Track Nationals Oct. 23-25as the country’s top Sprint Car drivers converge on I-30’s quarter-mile oval for the 27th running of one of the sport’s most prestigious events. Press Releases10/6

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  • King of the West)Three-time & defending Cotton Classic champ Tim Kaeding will be in action this Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway aboard the Rod Tiner Racing No. 83. The San Jose throttle-masher made a wild final lap pass of Jason Meyers last season to win the event in thrilling fashion. Kaeding has made two King of the West Series starts this year, with one victory coming at the Marysville Raceway Park on June 7. Press Releases10/6
  • Mark Burch Motorsports)Mark Burch Motorsports and Danny Lasoski are returning to I-80 Speedway this Saturday. The team will tackle the Nebraska 360 Sprints event at the high-banked track, where they have scored a victory each of the past three seasons. Press Releases10/6
  • Oswego Speedway NY)Oswego Speedway, the home of the Budweiser International Classic 200 and Supermodified racing, has also been a home away from home for some of Canada’s top short track open-wheel competitors. Beginning in 2015, young Brockville, Ontario native Logan Rayvals will open his chapter in a long standing Canadian story at Oswego, coming in as a Supermodified rookie with a familiar name. Press Releases10/6
  • USAC)Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, N.C. hosts back-to-back USAC Eastern HPD Midget races Friday and Saturday as the 2014 series begins its final stretch. Scott Hunter continues to lead the standings, 112 points ahead of Calvin Carroll entering the two Ace races. Saturday's originally-scheduled Eastern race at Lonesome Pine Raceway in Coeburn, Va. was cancelled. USAC 10/6
  • USAC)Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. is the 2014 USAC Western Classic Sprint Car Champion. Saturday night he piloted the Mike Phulps Core Power/DMI Race Products ART/S & S to victory at Petaluma (Calif.) Speedway scoring his fifth win in eight starts! USAC 10/6
  • USAC)Two of America's Eastern driving stars have thrown their hat into the ring for this Saturday's "Salt City 78" USAC Silver Crown Championship race at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. Stewart Friesen of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada and Rich Tobias Jr. of Lebanon, Pa. are among entered drivers in the series finale, a 78-mile, 78-lap contest on one of America's most storied ovals. USAC 10/6
  • USAC)One track that hasn't fallen to R.J. Johnson's grasp this season is Prescott Valley (Ariz.) Raceway, Saturday's host to the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series. USAC 10/6
  • USAC)Rico Abreu's drive to the 2014 Honda USAC National Midget Championship won't resume until November 20 when the series travels to Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. to begin the three-night 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships." USAC 10/6
  • Morgan Turpen)After the opening round of the USCS vs. URC North/South Shootout was rained out, the weekend came to a close in grand style as Morgan her KTB Motorsport, Don Berry Construction, Engler Machine & Tool #10m in Victory Lane at Cherokee Speedway. It was her second USCS win of the season, while also being credited with her first ever URC victory. Press Releases10/6
  • Florida Open Wheel)Link for race video from Richard Golardi: http://youtu.be/LTXAydLDuGw "YouTube video - Top Gun Sprint Series feature race at Volusia Speedway Park, 10-4-2014" 10/6
  • Oswego Speedway NY)The final event of Oswego Speedway’s debut programming series with SPEED SPORT and MAVTV will air Thursday, October 9 at 8 p.m. EST & PST featuring the 58th running of the Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds, which took place on Labor Day Weekend. Press Releases10/6
  • MSCS)The 2014 season is about to come to a close for race fans that attend Tri-State Speedway. The Harvest Cup set for Saturday night October 11th will finalize the schedule. The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will headline a triple header that evening which will also include modified cars and mini sprints. The MSCS Sprints will be racing for a $4,000 first place feature prize to top off their season winnings. The series has been very active this season. Press Releases10/6
  • All Stars)Dale Blaney could do something no other sprint car driver has done when the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions visit the Eldora Speedway Saturday. Blaney will earn an unprecedented fifth series championship if he takes the green flag in the feature event. Earlier this summer Blaney became the only driver in the long history of the UNOH All Stars to claim a fifth Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship. Blaney is one of five drivers – Kenny Jacobs, Frank Kerr, Chad Kemenah and Tim Shaffer - to have earned four series championships. Blaney will also lock up the Ohio Region championship of the UNOH All Stars. All Stars 10/6
  • King of the West)One of the more prestigious races in Central California each season is the annual Cotton Classic and this Saturday October 11 the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series will tackle the 29th edition of the event, with a slight change in venue from previous years. The history filled and always anticipated event takes place on Saturday at the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, following the closing of Kings Speedway for the remainder of 2014. It will mark the fourth appearance of the season for the King of the West 410’s at the one-third mile clay oval and is also the penultimate event of the year for the series. Press Releases10/6
  • Ocean Speedway CA)What started back in April will officially come to end this Friday night October 10, with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo geared up to cap the 2014 season in style at the Ocean Speedway on championship night. The most recent event on September 19 saw Watsonville’s Justin Sanders become the ninth different winner in 12 races this year, following a thrilling late race battle. By doing so, Sander’s also moved up to a season-high third in the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo standings going into the finale and has been one of the hottest drivers as of late. Press Releases10/6
  • Alan Krimes)‘Super’ Alan Krimes advanced sixteen positions on Saturday evening, October 4th against perhaps the most competitive field of ‘410’ sprint car racers in the country. Krimes, who pilots the Midnite Antiques Motorsports, Conestoga Valley Garage, Wayne Corini, Krimes Racing Engines, VRP Shocks, no. 87 ‘410’ sprinter, started 26th on Saturday evening during the 52nd Annual Williams Grove Speedway ‘National Open’ sanctioned by the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, and would rally to a tenth place finish; earning the KSE Hard Charger Award against the ‘Greatest Show on Dirt.’ The Denver, Pennsylvania native earned his way into the 40-lap, $50,000-to-win main event by using a Williams Grove Speedway track provisional.Press Releases10/6
  • Sam Hafertepe Jr)Sam Hafertepe Jr. will make his season debut at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, this Saturday. It marks his first race at the high-banked track, which is owned by his family, since 2012. Press Releases10/6
  • Austen Wheatley)The next race on the slate for Austen Wheatley is the 21st annual Trophy Cup. The event at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., Oct. 16-18 is one of the premier 360ci events around the country. Press Releases10/6
  • Justin Sanders)Justin Sanders had a rough night at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA on Saturday night. Early in the race, a botched double-file restart saw Sanders get into the front stretch wall, and flip wildly down the front stretch, though he escaped unharmed, his equipment was junk. “Double file restarts can be exciting in various ways, and unfortunately for us, it was exciting in the wrong way,” Sanders said. Press Releases10/6
  • DJ Netto)With the 21st Annual Trophy Cup on the horizon at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA, DJ Netto and his Netto Motorsports team are taking advantage of two weekends of racing at the facility leading up to the marquee event. Last Saturday night, Netto put on quite a charge during a 360ci event, only to be involved in a late race tangle that knocked him out of the race. “We had some really good speed at Tulare on Saturday night, and it was a nice shake down with our 360 at the Thunderbowl,” Netto said. “We raced really well in the main event, but we got collected in another driver’s wreck with about 10 laps to go, and it ended our night.” Press Releases10/6
  • Chase Johnson)Chase Johnson created a lot of momentum last Saturday during his final tune-up for the 21 st annual Trophy Cup. Johnson overcame early issues as he rallied from 15th to a sixth-place result in the Harry Talbot Classic Memorial at Thunderbowl Raceway, where he will return on Oct. 16-18 for the prestigious Trophy Cup. Press Releases10/6
  • Cody Wampler)Cody Wampler recorded a pair of top 10s last weekend during the Winter Nationals at Lawton Speedway. "We ended up ok," he said. "I always expect a little more out of myself, but the reality is for the last eight years that I haven't been racing most of these guys have been getting a lot of laps in. We'll continue to get better." Press Releases10/6
  • Steven Tiner)Steven Tiner and his Steven Tiner Racing team raced close to Tiner’s Visalia residence over the weekend, as the winged 360’s invaded the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA for the Harry Talbot Memorial. “We had a pretty decent night going, but double file restarts got a little out of hand, and we got a piece of some other guys getting into it, and it ended our night,” Tiner said. Press Releases10/6
  • Lance Dewease)The last the time the World of Outlaws invaded the Williams Grove Speedway, Lance Dewease and his Dietz Motorsports team found themselves in victory lane during the Summer Nationals. Though they didn’t quite make it back to victory lane on Saturday night during the National Open, Dewease and company continue their late season surge, as Dewease picked up a fifth place finish. Press Releases10/6
  • Kyle Hirst)Climbing back aboard his Roth Motorsports entry, Kyle Hirst and his team were in action at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA for the Harry Talbot Memorial as they shook their 360ci engine down one final time before the upcoming Trophy Cup. “It was a really good weekend for our team, and we are really looking forward to not only the Trophy Cup, but the Cotton Classic this weekend in Tulare,” Kyle Hirst said. “We had some really good speed, so we are all really excited.” Press Releases10/6
  • Matt Peterson)Matt Peterson and his Peterson Racing team made the trip to the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA on Saturday night taking advantage of one final night of action at the Speedway before the upcoming 21st Annual Trophy Cup, and the end result was a nasty ride for Peterson, leaving him a little banged up. “It was a nasty ride, and I am still pretty sore from it,” Peterson said. “I really have to thank all of the safety companies involved in this sport for building and manufacturing top of the life items.” Press Releases10/6
  • Kerry Madsen)Heading to what he calls one of the most technical tracks on the tour, Kerry Madsen and his American Racing team finished 15th on Saturday night during the National Open at the Williams Grove Speedway. “We were just okay,” Madsen said. “We actually timed in pretty good for when we went out, but I couldn’t’ get the job done in the heat race and we missed the dash.” Press Releases10/6
  • David Gravel)David Gravel and his Roth Motorsports team bested a star studded field of drivers at the Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday night as Gravel picked up his first career National Open. “It is surreal to win this thing, but I hate to win like that,” Gravel said who made contact with Stevie Smith late in the race while battling for the lead. “It was not intentional, and I feel horrible for how it played out.” Press Releases10/6
  • Red River Speedway TX)The early entry list has swelled to 137 race teams from throughout the region for the Oct. 10-11 $60,000 Red River Open Wheel Nationals (OWN) at Red River Speedway near Wichita Falls, TX. Currently, there are 27 early entries, each, in the RaceSaver® Sprint Car and Champ Sprint Car divisions. 13 Non-Winged Wingless Oklahoma Warrior (WOW) Sprint Cars are entered; while 38 Limited Modifieds and 32 Modifieds have joined the fray. Press Releases10/6

Sunday October 5th 2014

He ran out of talent about halfway through the corner. Buddy Baker

11:40pm

RESULTS...

  • VSS)On a cool fall evening Brian Lawson used a high line move taking over the top spot and hold on for his third win of the year. Heat races kicked off the night of fast pavement racing for the winged sprinters with French Grimes and Brian Lawson winning those before it was off to the feature. Chris Ware and Anthony Linkenhoker paced the field with Linkenhoker out first and looking strong, Lawson was showing speed early getting around Ware chasing Anthony. Race Results 10/5
  • OCRS)The OCRS season came to a close on Saturday at Osage Casino Caney Valley Speedway and Kenneth Walker picked up the victory to become the 14th different winner in the 22-race season. OCRS 10/5
  • USCS)Morgan Turpen was not going to be denied during Saturday night’s United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N and URC Rislone Sprint Series North/South Shootout at Cherokee Speedway. USCS 10/5
  • Cherokee Speedway SC)Harrisburg, North Carolina native Tony Grams locked up the 2014 Carolina RaceSaver 305 Sprint Car Series (CRSCS) championship in style on Saturday night at Cherokee Speedway – by taking the checkered flag in addition to the title hardware. Race Results 10/5

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Drivers/Sanctions/Tracks

  • The Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Cars were to have a two day show with the World of Outlaws at Williams Grove Speedway for the National Open. The Friday October 3rd show was rained out during qualifying. Saturday October 4th the weather was sunny but cooler and no rain in sight. David Gravel took the win Saturday night after dueling with leader Stevie Smith. Donny Schatz was 2nd with Daryn Pittman coming home 3rd.Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA 10/5
  • Tony Bruce Jr)This season is down to four big weekends for Tony Bruce Jr. and his One 8 Motorsports team, which will have one more week off before closing the season with a month of racing. "We've spent the past couple of weeks getting things in order to finish the year," he said. "It will be a busy final stretch of racing from Texas to Arkansas all the way out to Arizona. We need to have everything set up to finish this year strong." Press Releases10/5
  • Trey Starks)Trey Starks is busy making plans to close out the 2014 season. Starks only has a few races remaining on the slate, including the 21st annual Trophy Cup at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on Oct. 16-18. "We're getting down to the final handful of races left this season," he said. "I'd like to pick up another win or two before we head into the offseason." Press Releases10/5
  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Stars Series held its annual Drivers meeting last Saturday. Again this was attended by drivers, crews, officials and some interested observers and gave everyone the opportunity for an open forum discussion followed by information on sprintcar set up & maintenance. “Our aim is to give teams the opportunity to make suggestions for the Series before the season starts and again teams have taken the opportunity to do this. The Series is about to kick of its 8th season and will also celebrate 5th anniversaries of 2 special events – the All Star Challenge and Tyson Perez Memorial. We are currently working on plans to highlight both of these events to promote their 5th anniversaries.” says Mandy Searle. Thanks to everyone in attendance and special thanks to Kev Panazzolo for travelling over from SA to address drivers.10/5
  • ASCS Lone Star)A $3,000 payday awaits the winner of this coming Saturday night's A-Feature at the Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas as the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region takes on the high-banked three-eighths mile oval. ASCS 10/5
  • I-35 Speedway in Winston, MO will host the 1st annual Octoberfest Nonwing Sprint Car Showdown o Oct 10th & 11th. $ 1000 to win and $ 100 to start each nite. $ 75 goes to the B main non A qualifiers. For more info: www.rodendsupply.com click on the Nationals Poster. 10/5
  • Greg Wilson)On Friday October 10, 2014 starting at 11:00 Top Sprint Car racer GREG WILSON is set to appear with his sprint race car for the 2014 Walk - a - thon Fundraiser. In 2014 Greg ente red his 21 st season of sprint car racing. Today the Hercules Tire, DNC Hydraulics, All Star Plumbing, Ohio Logistic team travels the country in a true “Outlaw” schedule. Greg is considered to be one of the most elite, popular and well respected Sp rint car drivers throughout the country by both the fans, as well as his peers.Press Releases10/5

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Tracks/Sanctions

  • Message Board)The message board is back after a few days vacation. Hoseheads Forum 10/5
  • USAC)Saturday night's USAC Eastern HPD Midget race at Lonesome Pine Raceway was cancelled. That leaves the October 10-11 races at Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, N.C. next on the calendar for the Eastern series. 10/5
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)As Port Royal Speedway prepares for its final shows of the season slated for October 10, 11 and 25, the 2014 awards banquet and presentations slated for Saturday, November 22 at the Port Royal Community Building is looming. Tickets for the awards ceremony and banquet go on sale October 6 at a price of $30 each. Central PA 10/5
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Ticket sales are underway for the upcoming invasion by the STP World of Outlaws at Port Royal Speedway, slated for Saturday, October 25 at 5 pm and with contingency plans put in place to protect from a loss of the program due to inclement weather, fans can purchase tickets with confidence. Seat tickets for the highly anticipated return of the World of Outlaws to Port Royal Speedway can be purchased now at the World of Outlaws official website, located at www.worldofoutlaws.com/tickets. Central PA 10/5
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)The stage is set for the third annual Keystone RaceSaver Challenge Blue Collar Classic weekend for 305 sprints presented by the PA Sprint Series at Port Royal Speedway this coming holiday weekend, October 10 and 11. Racing action on Friday night gets underway at 7 pm featuring a regular program for an interregional gathering of Keystone RaceSaver 305 sprints and limited late model action that will pay $1,000 to win. Central PA 10/5
  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)The final races of the season at Williams Grove Speedway have arrived, coming up this Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 18. The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints and Tool Shed of America 358 sprint cars are on this week’s final points racing program with a 7:30 pm start time. The feature checkers of the night will determine the 2014 track champions. Central PA 10/5

3:45am

RESULTS...

  • Photos)Weekend photos are in SpeedShotz for 10/5
  • ASCS SW)The southwest region of the American Sprint Car Series found a new winner on Saturday night as Casey Buckman wheeled the Firehouse Subs No. 91 to Victory Lane at the Arizona Speedway. ASCS10/5
  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)Williams Grove Speedway graduate David Gravel scored the biggest win of his career on Saturday night at the track when he took victory in the 52nd annual World of Outlaws National Open for sprint cars, worth $50,000. The Connecticut native started on the pole of the field for the 40-lap National Open after the 55-car field was narrowed down to 28 starters. Central PA 10/5
  • Riverside Int Speedway AR)305 sprints....1 4 139 Brad Bowden 2 3 X-14 Mike Hoover 3 5 24 Justin Carver 4 1 8S Bj Simmerman 5 16 1X Eddie Gallagher 6 7 55B Donny Howard 7 19 25 Tyler Whatley 8 20 4 Nathan Cook 9 18 22 Bubba Jones 10 11 32 Chuck Fletcher 11 12 29 Chad Jones 12 6 44C Ronny Howard 13 13 14 Ryan Roy 14 14 61 Cody Howard 15 2 5T Bubba Lofton 16 15 17 Chaney Young 17 9 92 0.nick Woolsey 18 17 18T Tyler Vaughn 19 8 14K Rick Kahler 20 10 18 Keith Mayes 10/5
  • USCS/URC)After rain forced the cancellation of the Friday night event at the Carolina Speedway, the USCS/URC Shoot Out moved to the Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC on Saturday night. Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN drove an impressive race, wrestling the lead away from Robbie Stillwaggon on lap 17. Turpen survived several late race cautions to pocket the $2,000 first place prize in the 30 lap USCS/URC Shoot Out. URC10/5
  • USAC)HPD USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET RACE RESULTS: October 4, 2014 - Lemoore, California - Lemoore Raceway FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Shawn Buckley, 2. Ashley Hazelton, 3. Wally Pankratz, 4. Marvin Mitchell, 5. Davey Key, 6. Joel Rayborne, 7. Davey Marcotte, 8. Tres VanDyne. NT 10/5USAC 10/5
  • Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway CA)Harry Talbot Memorial 34 winged 360s fast time—Bud Kaeding 13.584 A main—Jason Meyers, Kyle Hirst Bud Kaeding, Jason Statler, Greg DeCaires, Chase Johnson, Carmen Macedo, Jonathan Cornell, Scott Parker, Billy Butler, Luca Romanazzi, Craig Stidham, Nick McCollgh, Mike Faria, Shane Golobic, D.J. Netto, Landon Hurst, Dylan Black, Matt Peterson, Steven Tiner, Justin Sanders, Mason Moore Lap leaders…Meyers 1-11, Kaeding 12-21, Meyers 22-30 10/5
  • USAC)USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: October 4, 2014 – Petaluma, California – Petaluma Speedway FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Geoff Ensign, 3. Frankie Guerrini, 4. Bradley Terrell, 5. Terry Schank Jr., 6. Marty Hawkins, 7. Joe Stornetta, 8. Brett Rollag, 9. Max Adams, 10. Jeff Sibley,USAC 10/5
  • Plymouth Speedway IN)The SODS had a tough points battle for the lead with Ryan Ruhl and Dustin Daggett and this was the final race to determine the champion. Ruhl had come into this race 12 points ahead of Daggett and Ruhl would fight early to keep it that way. Ruhl started on the outside pole while Daggett started eighth. Ruhl took the early lead in the race and Daggett slowly made this way to fifth by the fifth lap. It appeared that Ruhl had the handle on this race until two lapped cars got into trouble in front of him and collected him in a three car pileup in turn one about halfway through the 25-lap contest. Race Results 10/5
  • Florida)Brett O'Donnell, Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprint Series feature race winner at Volusia Speedway Park, Barbervile, FL, Saturday 10/4 & Garrett Green wins wingless pavement sprints at Desoto Speedway FL. 10/5
  • Must See Racing)Salem IN...Top 4 Gerster, Helberg, Pierce, Hamilton Jr.10/5
  • Marysville Raceway CA)Jonathan Allard, Willie Croft, Andy Forsberg, Dothage, Korey Lovell your top five.10/5
  • Valvoline Raceway AU) Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 1. Brian Healey 410 Sprintcar Cup.  (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Jamie Veal (3), 2. Roddy Bell Bowen (4), 3. Toby Bell Bowen (1), 4. Danny Reidy (6), 5. Jack Lee (12), 6. Max Johnston (5), 7. Ben Atkinson (8), 8. Matt Dumesny (24), 9. Robbie Farr (2), 10. Max Dumesny (21)Race Results 10/5
  • World of Outlaws)Stevie Smith and David Gravel fought a hard battle through Saturday night's $50,000-to-win National Open feature at Williams Grove Speedway. After a late spin by Smith, it was Gravel who came out on top, scoring his first win at the historic track and his fifth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win of the season. Donny Schatz finished second and Daryn Pittman finished third, completing an Outlaw sweep of the podium. DIRT/World of Outlaws 10/5

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Manufacturers

  • Ben Cook Racing Ltd)Congratulation to the top 3 in the Williams Grove National Open. Winner David Gravel in the Roth Motorsports 83, 2nd place Donny Schatz in the Tony Stewart Racing/STP 15 & Daryn Pittman in the Kasey Kahne Racing Great Clips 9. All 3 were using Ben Book Components. Contact Danny Cook at 570-788-2062 and tell him you want Ben Cook Components too. 10/5

 

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