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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 11/3 Dirt Divas Camisha Miller 11/4 Hoosier Race Report Danny Burton (IN) 11/15
Florida Open Wheel Richard Golardi 11/19 Tri-State Outlook Duane Hancock (OH/IN/MI) 10/31 Not Just Another Racing Column Pastor Dudley Balmer 9/29

Wagsworld Ken Wagner (CRA/USAC) 11/20

From the Grandstand Ron Rodda (CA) 11/10

Runnin The High Groove Paul Kuyawa 7/31  

BillW's Knoxville News Bill Wright 11/16 Directory Assistance Gordy Killian 11/19 Cravin' Racin' Dana Kuyawa 7/31
A Typical Weekend Pat & Bruce Eckel 11/17    

PHOTOS

Jason Kimball, Desoto Speedway Non-wing Sprint Cars Feature Race Winner, Saturday 11/15/2014, from Bradenton, FL, Photo by Richard Golardi

 

 

Tracy Hines wins night 1 of the Western World USAC Midgets at Canyon Speedway Park AZ over Christopher Bell & Tanner Thorson TWC Photo

 

Ryan Bernal wins night 1 of the Western World USAC WC/SW Sprints at Canyon Speedway Park AZ over Bryan Clauson and Casey Shuman  TWC Photo

 

 

Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla., became USAC's second National Champion from the Sooner State by claiming the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car crown. Bacon finished seventh in Friday night's 14th Hose Advantage "Hall of Fame" Classic" at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. and closed out the season with a third-place finish at the same track Saturday.

Amy Muntifering (Girlfriend of Kyle Hirst), and Roth Motorsports’ Todd Ventura Celebrate the 2014 King of the West Championship! (TDS Photos)

 

Shane Golobic and his Keith Day Racing team celebrate both their Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster, and Taco Bravo Sprints Championships! (TDS Photos)

  

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“I knew at the end I couldn’t let it push in the corners, I wasn’t gonna give the bottom of the track to Bryan (Clauson),” Ryan Bernal winning the USAC WC/SW Sprint feature on night 1 of the Western World at CSP AZ

“The track really changed a lot throughout the race,We fell back to about fourth or so early working the bottom, then moved to the top and then back to the bottom by the end. It probably worked to our advantage to fall back early so we could search around some.” Tracy Hines winning the USAC Midget feature on night 1 of the Western World at CSP AZ

"I think the caution helped me. I was able to move my wing back a little bit and that brought this Maxim Chassis back to life. I just can't thank Scottie and Sheila enough for giving me a great opportunity to come here and play with these guys." Shane Stewart winning Cocopah Speedway AZ ASCS

“I don’t know what it is about this place but it’s always been good to me, I’ve won a lot of trophies and made a lot of money here over the last few years,” Bryan Clauson winning Canyon Speedway Park USAC Sprints Saturday

“I really got pretty lucky and caught the yellows and reds when I needed them, I was a little too tight, I would have been in trouble in traffic. Chase (Stockon) and I are pretty close, so I knew that he would race me hard but that he wouldn’t do something stupid like knock a front end down or something,” Tracy Hines said in Peoria AZ USAC Sprints victory lane Friday.

"I tell you what, hats off to this race team. They work their tails off and never give up on their driver, We have a good baseline when we come here, and to win here tonight, I don't know what it did to us points wise but all we could do is win this race and improve ourselves." Jason Johnson winning Cocopah AZ ASCS Friday.

 

 

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Tracy Hines and Ryan Bernal kicked off the 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships by racing to victory lane in Thursday night’s main events atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park. Bernal (R) fought off a late challenge from 18th-starter Bryan Clauson to win the 30-lap USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car feature while Hines (L) took top honors in the 30-lap Honda USAC National Midget main event. TWC Photos

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Friday November 21st 2014

I see myself as an intelligent, sensitive human, with the soul of a clown which forces me to blow it at the most important moments. Jim Morrison

1:30pm

RESULTS...

  • Canyon Speedway Park AZ)Tracy Hines and Ryan Bernal kicked off the 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships by racing to victory lane in Thursday night’s main events atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park. Bernal fought off a late challenge from 18th-starter Bryan Clauson to win the 30-lap USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car feature while Hines took top honors in the 30-lap Honda USAC National Midget main event. Race Results 11/21
  • USAC)USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST SPRINT CAR "Special Event" RACE RESULTS: November 20, 2014 - Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships" FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Casey Shuman, 4. R.J. Johnson, 5. C.J. Leary, 6. Charles Davis Jr., 7. Gary Taylor, 8. Robert Ballou, 9. Mike Spencer, 10. Chris Windom,USAC 11/21
  • USAC)USAC HONDA NATIONAL/WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: November 20, 2014 - Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships" FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Tracy Hines, 2. Christopher Bell, 3. Tanner Thorson, 4. Zach Daum, 5. Bryan Clauson, 6. Brady Bacon, 7. Ronnie Gardner, 8. Darren Hagen, 9. Rico Abreu, 10. Shane Golobic,USAC 11/21

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Sanctions

  • Nebraska 360)The Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints are absolutely giddy about our newest A feature sponsor, Speedway Motors, America's Oldest speed shop that like the 360 sprints originated in Lincoln, Nebraska. It's only fitting that Speedway Motors partner with the Nebraska 360 Sprints to help perpetuate the history of the 360 sprints.In addition to Speedway Motors, we are continuing to work to bring in other sponsors to make our purse even more robust and attractive to sprint car teams in the Midwest. We're continuing to work on finalizing our race schedule for 2015.New and exciting announcements regarding our schedule are forthcoming. Given how cold and snowy it's been and it's only November, we're getting more and more stoked about the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprint series in 2015. We'll be announcing more about our 2014 points banquet in the very near future as well. 11/21
  • USAC)USAC championships will be on the line Thursday night when one of America's most traditional and revered motorsport events takes to Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. The Annual "Turkey Night Grand Prix" marks the 74th running of the race which debuted in Los Angeles back in 1934 and has been won by many of the sport's biggest names. Parnelli Jones, the 1963 Indianapolis 500 winner and two-time (1964 & 1966) Turkey Night champ, will serve as the "Grand Marshal" for what promises again to be one of the signature events of the racing season. USAC 11/21
  • URC Club)It’s only been a Club again for a short time, but there are many race teams loving the fact that they have a voice that is being heard again. As a result, there are many teams already committed to running all or trying their best to make all of the 2015 United Racing Club races. So far drivers and teams include Robbie Stillwaggon, Curt Michael, two cars owned by Kenny Eldreth driven by Josh Weller and Tyler Ross, Jimmy Stitzel, Troy Betts, Jamie Bodo, Jason Clauss, Mark Bitner, Randy West, Brad Franks, Brian Carber, Jeff Fithian, Dan Mazy, Will Eggimann, Bill Unglert, Eddie Wagner and a car owned by Chris Weiss (driver to be named later). We will update when new drivers and teams are added. Press Releases11/21

Thursday November 20th 2014

A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably. William Penn

11:55pm

RESULTS...

  • USAC)Western World...Ryan Bernal wins tonight's Sprint Car Feature at Peoria AZ over Clauson, Shuman, Johnson, Leary, Davis, Taylor, Ballou, Spencer, Windom. Tracy Hines wins midget feature over Bell, Thorson, Daum, Clauson.USAC 11/20

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  • Oswego Speedway NY)With the Holiday season knocking on the door step, Oswego Speedway is offering several ‘Steal Palace’ savings options for fans through December 23, including pre-race rides in the Canale Insurance 2-Seat Supermodified for only $99. The Canale Insurance 2-Seat Supermodified has become a staple at Oswego Speedway, providing countless thrills for willing riders in the 800-horsepower machine, serving as a tremendous promotional tool for Supermodified racing and the ‘Steel Palace.’ Press Releases11/20
  • Factory Kahne Indy) The Performance Racing Industry trade show Dec 10th through the 13th is just around the corner. Unofficially kicking off the 2015 racing calendar it serves as a great way to meet vendors, discuss racing past and present, and develop new relationships. With that in mind, FK Indy is proud to announce their first annual open house Wednesday, December 9th from 4-9 pm on Gasoline Alley. Within close proximity to downtown Indianapolis this serves as a great way to kick start one of the greatest off weekends in our sport. Come discuss ideas, suspension and more with Willie Kahne, Matt Hummel, representatives from Factory Kahne’s Dealer network as well as Kaeding Performance. Food and drink available while supplies last. Location:Fk Indy 288 N Gasoline Alley Unit C Indianapolis, IN 46222 Contact: Matt Hummel matt@factorykahne.com(317)294-9858 Time: 4pm-9pm Wednesday December 9th, 2014 11/20
  • Jackson Delamont)Jackson Delamont returns to Valvoline Raceway this Saturday night full of confidence after a season’s best ninth place finish at the same venue two weeks ago. Talking to Jackson, you get the feeling he really wants to consolidate on his efforts from last weekend and even though it’s in every driver’s nature to want to go better than last time, Jackson wants it that little bit more. Press Releases11/20
  • Toby Bellbowen)Toby Bellbowen goes into this Saturday night’s fifth round of the Sprintcar Track Championship excited about what lays ahead. Although last meeting Toby had a number of issues which hindered him in the 30 lap A-Main, he is using his outstanding effort in the pole shuffle to drive him to hopeful success this weekend. Press Releases11/20
  • King Racing Products)With the winter creeping up, King Racing Products is in full tradeshow mode, as they are excited to announce that they will have some new parts and pieces to debut at the upcoming PRI Show in Indianapolis, IN. “We always look forward to PRI,” Blake Robertson said. “This year we have some new King Racing Products to show off, and we will also have our newest King Racing Products catalog available at our booth.” Press Releases11/20
  • The Cushion)With the Arizona weather still great this time of year, the USAC National Midgets will close their season out at the Canyon Speedway Park during the Western World Championships, and TheCushion.Com will bring you flag to flag coverage starting TONIGHT. Headlining the show will be on of the nation’s hottest drivers, Rico Abreu, as he leads the series into their culminating event, as he looks to claim his first ever series title. Press Releases11/20

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  • Paul McMahan)When it's all said and done, few challenges in sports can match that of competing on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series tour. "Running the Outlaw circuit is one of the most fun, yet difficult things I think you can ever do," said Paul McMahan, driver of the Bairs Tree Service/Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete/All Star Performance sponsored machine. "Between the travel, the competition and the general grind of racing over 90 nights a year, this series will wear you down. Plain and simple. The flip side of that is the fact that if you walk up and down the pits at any of our races and ask anyone, this is circuit they want to be on. This is where they want to be. This is where the best of the best come to race. We all want to be beat the best. That's why we keep coming back each and every year." Press Releases11/20
  • Column)Ken Wagner has notes from USAC at Perris CA and Canyon AZ in Wagsworld 11/20
  • Team ILP)Inside Line Promotions pilot Dominic Scelzi powered to his first victory of the season last Saturday. Scelzi led from flag to flag to claim a Turkey Shootout micro sprint event at Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif., during his final race of the season. Press Releases11/20
  • Josh Baughman)Josh Baughman wrapped up the 2014 season last weekend by making his debut at Cocopah Speedway with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. "It didn't go as well as we would have liked," he said. "We fought high pill draws both nights, which made it tough. It seemed like you had to make something happen on the opening lap of your heat race if you were going make any moves." Press Releases11/20

Wednesday November 19th 2014

Nobody remembers who finished second but the guy who finished second. Bobby Unser

11:45pm

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  • Column)"Desoto Speedway Concludes the Year of Change for Pavement in Florida" by Richard Golardi Florida Open Wheel 11/19
  • Column)Gordy Killian has California racing and end of season thoughts in Directory Assistance11/19
  • SANSW)A near-record car count will take to the Valvoline Raceway circuit this Saturday night, November 22, for the fifth round of the Sprintcar Track Championship. A total of sixty cars will do battle for supremacy and such is the talent in the field, seven drivers from the top ten finishing positions will be at Valvoline Raceway this weekend. Press Releases11/19
  • Robbie Farr)“I don’t think there’s a track in the world that gets 60 Sprintcars to a club show,” is how Robbie Farr describes the significance of this Saturday night’s race event that he’ll contest at Sydney Speedway. In what will be his final appearance at the Parramatta venue before December 26’s Boxing Day International Season kick off Farr knows that the team needs to treat this last appearance as critical. Press Releases11/19
  • Derek Hagar)There aren't many ways to top a season that included a first national championship and a career high in wins, but Derek Hagar managed to do just that in 2014. Hagar exceeded his previous season high for wins this year with 16, including his first-ever 410ci triumph and his first two victories with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. Press Releases11/19
  • Brandon Hanks)It took nearly 30 hours for Brandon Hanks and his team to return home this week following his first trip to Arizona. "It was well worth it," he said. "We were just trying to enjoy the weekend and have fun. We did that." Press Releases11/19
  • Channin Tankersley)Channin Tankersley had mirror results last weekend during his final two races of the season. Tankersley made his debut at Cocopah Speedway, where the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour wrapped up the season on Friday and Saturday for the Cocopah Cup Challenge. Press Releases11/19
  • Tracy Hines)The list of drivers who have won the Western World Championships is a venerable “Who’s Who” of open wheel racing. Tracy Hines added his name to the prestigious list in 2011, when the event was held at then-USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona, and split between sprint car and midget events. He returns to the history-laden event this week as it now calls Canyon Speedway Park in Arizona home for the third consecutive year, hosting the Honda USAC National Midget Series. Press Releases11/19
  • Danny Lasoski)Big Game Motorsports is thrilled to announce that Danny Lasoski has been selected as the driver for the Big Game Treestands No. 2 sprint car. Lasoski will team up with crew chief Guy Forbrook, along with crew members Pete Stephens and Tony Barkman, for approximately 60-to-70 races in 2015. Press Releases11/19
  • Seth Bergman)Seth Bergman finished his career-best season last weekend with a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader at Cocopah Speedway. "We didn't end the way we wanted, but we had a good season," he said. "It would have been nice to end the year with a couple of good results, but we seemed to struggle with finding the right balance all weekend." Press Releases11/19

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Tracks/Sanctions/Manufacturers/Drivers

  • Brian Brown)It has been some time since Brian Brown has jumped in someone else’s equipment, but that was the case last weekend. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver piloted Shawn Petersen’s Print Place #4x at the Cocopah Speedway near Yuma, Arizona. Though the car was moving forward all weekend, a win escaped the team. This was the season finale for ASCS and it’s always competitive in Yuma. Press Releases11/19
  • Lance Dewease)In action one more time in Pennsylvania over the weekend, Lance Dewease and his Dietz Motorsports team hit the Susquehana Speedway Park on a frigid Saturday and ended their year with a Top-Five finish. “It was a great way to end the year, and to obviously really show how far we have come over the course of 2014,” Dewease said. Press Releases11/19
  • Penn Live)It doesn't matter that Frankie Kerr left Sprint Car racing and headed south 15 years ago for a career in NASCAR. In dirt-track circles, he still commands respect.http://www.pennlive.com/11/19
  • MSA)The Midwest Sprint Car Association (MSA) raced 31 nights throughout the 2014 season at several diverse race tracks including; Manitowoc Expo, Plymouth Dirt Track, Beaver Dam Raceway, Dodge County Fairgrounds and Chilton Speedway. Amid the fast and challenging season, there was a fight for the top spot in the MSA Master Series point’s championship and this past Saturday evening the award went to West Bend native, Paul Porkoski. Press Releases11/19
  • CRASH PAD).....because Stuff Happens. Compression Fractures happen when your seat stops and your body keeps moving downward. The CRASH PAD adds space and the Right compression resistance to slow your motion and reduce Spinal Compression Forces. Your helmet is padded and your butt should be too. Give your Spine a Brake! Put a CRASH PAD in your seat for next season. Better Now than After. Info, Dealers, Order online at www.802solutions.com. 11/19
  • Susquehanna Speedway Park PA)The Night of Honor and Awards Gala banquet for the Susquehanna Speedway Park will be held on Friday night, February 6, 2015 at the Valencia Ballroom in downtown York, Pennsylvania. For the eighth consecutive year, the annual awards celebration returns to this historic place. Central PA 11/19
  • Valvoline Raceway AU)Off the back of his stunning win in the prestigious Sid Shopping Shootout two weeks ago at Valvoline Raceway Sydney Sprintcar driver Sam Walsh believes that it’s entirely possible to win two main events in a row and end the winning streak of the so far dominant Victorian Jamie Veal.Press Releases11/19
  • Momentum Racing Suspensions would like to congratulate some of its most recent winners. Shane Stewart finished off the 2014 ASCS season strong by taking the $10,000 to win finale at the Cocopah Speedway in Scottie McDonald’s car on Momentum Integra Shocks. Also on Momentum Integras, Aaron Reutzel finished off the ASCS National Tour with wins at The Short Track Open at I-30 Speedway and at Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, NM. Aaron finished with 7 podium finishes in the final 8 nights of competition and so far has 8 total wins on the season. Brad McClelland also had a strong season, finishing off as the Central PA 358 Point Series Champion as well as the track Champion at Trail-Way Speedway. With 10 wins, Brad joined Andrew Peters and Scottie McDonald as other Team Momentum drivers with double digit wins. All told, Team Momentum has well over 100 victories on the season. As the 2014 season winds down, it’s already time to start prepping for a successful 2015 season! Brad Benic's Momentum Racing Suspensionscan help you get a head start and get you tuned in with a great value: ship your shocks in from now until December 1st to get 15% off and free return shipping! Check out this deal & some new updates on www.momentumracingsuspensions.com, email at momentumsuspensions@yahoo.com or call Brad at 317-842-3278.11/19
  • Crawford County Speedway IA)The rumble of 410-winged sprint cars will return to Crawford County Speedway in Iowa, for the first time in quite a while in 2015, as the track welcomes the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. The inaugural World of Outlaws event at Crawford County Speedway is scheduled for Friday, June 12. Press Releases11/19
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)It has been a long honored tradition for the winner of the world’s most famous auto race, the Indianapolis 500, to have his photo taken while kissing the famous “yard of bricks” at the start finish line at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Two years ago when the world’s most famous Midget race, the Turkey Night Grand Prix, made it’s much heralded return to the dirt at Perris Auto Speedway, race winner Kyle Larson began a new tradition when he kissed J.C. Agajanian’s bronzed hat on top of the massive Aggie trophy. That tradition will be carried on this Thanksgiving Night, November 27th, when the famous Riverside County clay oval hosts the 74th Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix for the USAC Honda National Midgets and Western States Midgets. Press Releases11/19
  • World of Outlaws)The 2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series season drew to a close at World Finals. Daryn Pittman and Brian Brown scored the final two wins of the year as Donny Schatz wrapped up his sixth series championship. From the end of full-time Outlaws competition for two legends, Steve Kinser and Sammy Swindell, to the first wins of seven different drivers, the 2014 season is defined in part by the numbers. DIRT/World of Outlaws 11/19
  • PPB Motorsports 2015)Dr. Dick Berggren has so much knowledge of motorsports, so many experiences and the ability to share all that with fans of the sport. He will be doing just that when he appears at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show set for January 23-25th at the spacious Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. Press Releases11/19
  • Christopher Bell)Christopher Bell is set to add yet another crown jewel of dirt track racing to his victory ledger this weekend after posting another podium finish in the asphalt Late Model ranks. With an outside shot at a second consecutive USAC National Midget title still a possibility, the 19-year-old from Norman, OK, will try to build upon his 2014 win total of 25 during this weekend’s 47th Annual Western World Championships at Canyon Speedway Park near Phoenix. Press Releases11/19
  • Bloomington Speedway IN)With wide interest in the Kinser-AirFilters.com 305 RaceSavers winged sprint car series debuting in 2015, Bloomington Speedway is hosting a planning meeting on Saturday, Nov. 29. In addition to providing an overview of the Speedway’s plans for the series, General Manager Kris Kirchner says they will answer questions and take inputs from potential participants and others interested in the program. The public is welcomed to attend. The session is scheduled to begin at 2:00 pm at the Holiday Inn Express, 117 S. Franklin Road in Bloomington, which just off Ind. 37, across the street from the Texas Roadhouse. 11/19

Tuesday November 18th 2014

Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth. Jules Verne

11:45pm

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  • Willie Croft)Finishing up the 2014 season with Tri-C Motorsports, Willie Croft had another strong weekend with the team in Yuma, AZ as he scored fourth and seventh place finishes against the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. “It has been a great four races with this Tri-C Motorsports team,” Croft said. “We have been pretty fast, and I think it shows with three top-five finishes, and four Top-10’s.” Press Releases11/18
  • Justyn Cox)Justyn Cox and his Cox Racing team headed south over the weekend, as Cox closed his 2014 season in Yuma, AZ battling the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. “It was an okay weekend for us,” Cox said “We fought some issues with our car on Friday night, and played with some stuff and got a little better for Saturday’s finale.” Press Releases11/18
  • Harli White)Closing her 2014 season out in Yuma, AZ over the weekend, Harli White competed with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour two more nights making both feature events. “It was great for us to make both feature events, but we had some issues both nights, so hopefully this winter we can start addressing some little things, so we can hit the ground running in 2015,” Harli White said. Press Releases11/18
  • DJ Netto)With the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour invading Yuma, AZ over the weekend, DJ Netto and his Netto Racing team made the trip south to close out their 2014 season. “It was a tough weekend for our team,” Netto said. “Things did not go our way, but overall, it was a pretty good season for us.” Press Releases11/18
  • Dakota Hendrickson)After making the announcement last week that they would team up for 2015, Dakota Hendrickson and his new Van Dyke Motorsports team were in action over the weekend with the Lucas Oil ASCS Series during their season finale, and Hendrickson was pleased with how things went. “It was a great weekend,” Hendrickson said. “Our first weekend together we were at a pretty tough show, and for me personally, it was the first Lucas Oil ASCS National feature I have ever started.” Press Releases11/18
  • Chase Johnson)Chase Johnson pushed himself to a new level in 2014. Johnson took advantage of new racing opportunities and he raced at several tracks for the first time, which took him from California to the Midwest and back. Press Releases11/18
  • Aaron Reutzel)Aaron Reutzel closed out his Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour campaign in fine form with another podium finish among a pair of top-ten runs in the series season-ending double at Cocopah Speedway near Yuma this past weekend. Press Releases11/18
  • Wayne County Speedway OH)The annual NAPA Wayne County Speedway awards banquet was held Saturday night, November 15, 2014 at the Pines Golf Course banquet hall with well over 200 people in attendance. Following the delicious meal, a slide show, put together by Alan Hutchinson, was shown of all the top drivers. Then a slide show highlighting the 50 years of Blaine Aber racing was shown and then Blaine was given a die cast of his 50th year gold car. Brad Haudenschild picked up his first ever Fisher Performance Sprint championship trophy and awards as he had 6 feature wins and a total of 519 points for the year. Press Releases11/18
  • National Sprint Car Museum)The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation’s brand-new 410-cubic-inch Rider-powered Maxim sprint car ‘raffle car’ will make the last two trade show appearances soon before its Friday, December 19, drawing date. Museum special events coordinator David Herrmann will have the state-of-the-art winged sprint car at this weekend’s Heartland Auto Racing Show, November 21-22, in Des Moines and at next month’s Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, December 11-13, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Press Releases11/18
  • USAC)After a break in the schedule, the Honda USAC Western Midget Series will invade Kevin Montgomery’s Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria. Starting this Thursday, November 20th, the popular 1/3-mile clay oval will host the “47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships.” The three-day co-sanctioned event with the Honda USAC National Midgets will also feature the USAC SouthWest and USAC West Coast Sprint Cars. The Front Gates will open at 4:00pm with Racing scheduled to begin at 7:00pm. For more event information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com.USAC 11/18
  • USAC)On Thursday, November 20th, Kevin Montgomery’s Canyon Speedway Park will host the “47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships.” The three-day co-sanctioned event between the USAC SouthWest and USAC West Coast Sprint Cars will also showcase the Honda USAC National and Western Midget Series. The Front Gates will open at 4:00pm with Racing scheduled to begin at 7:00pm. For more event information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com.USAC 11/18
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)After the legality of the Spec Heads utilized by Jason Johnson during the 2014 season finale at the Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, Ariz. on Saturday, November 15, 2014 was brought into question by formal protest, a review by Brodix, who is the primary manufacturer of the ASCS Spec Cylinder Head, has revealed the Heads to be within the rules set forth by the American Sprint Car Series, and have deemed Jason Johnson the 2014 Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Champion. ASCS 11/18
  • Selinsgrove Speedway PA)In his 14 years at the helm of Selinsgrove Speedway, Charlie Paige has helped elevate the historic half-mile dirt track to one of Pennsylvania's premier race facilities and has brought the track national spotlight by hosting the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. Paige's commitment and hard work at the 68-year-old race track earned him national recognition this season as the recipient of the WoO LMS Promoter of the Year Award. Paige, 59, of Selinsgrove, was announced as the winner of this year's award at the annual World of Outlaws Night of Champions awards banquet on Nov. 9 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, N.C. Central PA 11/18

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Tracks/Sanctions/Manufacturers

  • Benic Enterprises)We would like to thank and congradulate all our great customers on a great 2014 season around the country. We are looking forward to even more success for the 2015 season. Be sure to check out our website www.benicenterprises.com and our facebook page (benic shocks) daily for Winter specials and great discount offers. Give us a call for all your racing needs. 765-948-5758. Thank you.11/18
  • York Dispatch)For the fifth time in the last six years, and the sixth time in his career, Thomasville's Greg Hodnett has won the overall Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Point Series championship. Hodnett won the series crown first in 2003 when there was no series sponsor. His next two titles came in 2009 and 2010 under the Speed Dawg banner. Speedway Motors took over sponsorship in 2011, when Hodnett won his fourth title, and Champion Racing Oil joined Speedway Motors as title sponsor in 2012 when Hodnett got his fifth title.http://www.yorkdispatch.com/ 11/18
  • Oswego Speedway NY)For the second consecutive season Nebraska based helmet painters, Shell Shock Designs, has awarded a free custom helmet painting to the driver with the most heat race victories in the Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS divisions at Oswego Speedway. Supermodified shoe Kody Graham and SBS veteran Mike Bruce are this year’s recipients, after they earned the most qualifying heat race victories in their respective divisions this season. Press Releases11/18
  • Dirt Track Heroes)The dates for the popular eighth edition of the week long IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show are now confirmed for 2015. The successful event will once again begin its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall located off Route 22 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Opening day is set for Sunday, March 1st with a salute to all of the racetracks and a special emphasis on the great racing that took place at the speedways located in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, including the half mile, and both the paved and dirt versions of the larger National speedway which closed after the 2004 racing season. Press Releases11/18
  • URC)As URC plans for their sixty-eighth season of presenting sprint car racing, they are pleased to announce that Pioneer Pole Buildings will assume the role as tour sponsor for the 2015 season. “Pioneer Pole Buildings is very happy to step up to being the title sponsor of URC in 2015. I am excited to be a bigger part of URC and will do my best to replace Rislone in that role”, said PPB President Bob Greene. “I am sure that this is a major challenge with knowing how well Rislone supported URC for many years. I have in just a short few years of supporting the URC made some great friends and look forward to increasing that this year and expanding our business contacts as well”, added Greene. URC 11/18

Monday November 17th 2014

Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you? Walt Whitman

11:50pm

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Tracks/Sanctions/Drivers/Manufacturers

  • Premier Speedway AU)Having been a part of the Premier Speedway landscape for a number of seasons as the naming rights sponsors of the track championship, in conjunction with GF1 Chassis, Parr Motorsports have once again stepped up to the plate ahead of the 2014-15season. Press Releases11/17
  • Sam Hafertepe Jr)The 2014 season didn't end as well as Sam Hafertepe Jr. had hoped. He entered the final weekend within striking distance of his first career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship. Unfortunately, bad pill draws and a lack of good luck were too much to overcome in the southwest. Press Releases11/17
  • White Lightning Motorsports)White Lightning Motorsports officially wrapped up the 2014 season last Saturday at the Knoxville Raceway banquet. The team was awarded third place in the championship standings in the 360 class and was honored as the Sportsman of the Year in the 305 division. "We're making steady progress," said Jamie Ball, who scored his first career 360 victory this season. "I think we've got consistent enough that we can contend for a championship next year. Press Releases11/17
  • Big Game Motorsports)Big Game Motorsports recorded eight feature victories in 2014 as a trio of drivers powered a Big Game Treestands sprint car. Craig Dollansky earned five wins, including three at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where he finished sixth in the championship standings. He also won at Oshkosh Speed Zone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wis., and at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. Press Releases11/17
  • USAC)USAC's HPD Midget calendar concludes this weekend with Saturday's Western Pavement finale at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway Bullring following Friday's special "non-points" race at Madera (Calif.) Speedway. Shawn Buckley of Simi Valley, Calif. leads the Western contingent to the LVMS finale. He has a huge 558-point margin over Ashley Hazelton in the overall standings and holds a commanding 201-point lead over Toni Briedinger in the pavement points. USAC 11/17
  • USAC)A trio of events close out the USAC Southwest Sprint Car season this weekend as they share the 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships" at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. with the Honda National and Western Midgets. The Sprint car portion of the program also carries USAC West Coast Sprint "special event" status. R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. stands atop the Southwest points with a 116-point cushion over Josh Pelkey. Charles Davis Jr. trails the leader by 142 points. USAC 11/17
  • USAC)Honda USAC National Midget point leader Rico Abreu and Western Midget point leader Ronnie Gardner will try to lock up 2014 USAC championships this week as the 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships" unfold at Canyon Raceway Park in Peoria, Ariz. USAC 11/17
  • USAC)Brady Bacon and Damion Gardner completed 2014 USAC championship seasons last weekend. Bacon, of Broken Arrow, Okla., became USAC's second National Champion from the Sooner State by claiming the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car crown. Gardner earned his third AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car title by a comfortable margin. USAC 11/17
  • Canyon Speedway Park AZ)The Western World Championships, the perfect way to end a season. That’s how Canyon Speedway Park will bring the curtains down on the 2014 season with this weekend’s 47th Annual USAC Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships atop the 1/3-mile clay oval near Phoenix. The Honda USAC National Midgets and the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars will battle it out for three nights on Thursday, Friday and Saturday following an open practice session on Wednesday night from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Press Releases11/17
  • USAC)Getting the jump on polesitter R.J. Johnson, Tracy Hines of Wilkinson, Indiana led all 30-laps to win Friday’s “Hall of Fame Classic” main event. Co-sanctioned with the USAC National Sprints, the $5,000 Canyon Speedway Park victory was the first Amsoil USAC/CRA triumph for the veteran driver. Chase Stockon, “The Demon” Damion Gardner, “The Madman” Robert Ballou, and Johnson followed Hines to the checkered flags.
  • Florida Open Wheel)Link for race video from Richard Golardi: http://youtu.be/pvNrWkVtGOI "YouTube video - Sprint Car Feature Race at Desoto Speedway, 11-15-2014", non-wing feature race from Bradenton, FL" 11/17
  • Jonathan Allard)After a strong 2014 season in the United States, Jonathan Allard made the trip back to New Zealand, and opened his season in victory lane, as he scored his 13th overall win of 2014 at the WXC Speedway on November 8th, 2014. With new clay being brought in during the off season, the Chico, CA transplant took a liking to it early, as he charged his Porter Group/Hydraulink/Motul backed No. 0 machine from the fourth row to finish second in his first heat race. Press Releases11/17
  • AL Drive Line) A big congrats to Shane Stewart, Brad Benic and the entire Scottie McDonald racing team on your season finale victory this past weekend at Cocopah Speedway. The victory came using our coated 32 spline fabricated titanium drive shaft. Update your car this winter with a lighter and safer drive shaft by going to www.aldriveline.com.11/17

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  • David Byrne)It's already been a career season for David Byrne in the USAC Traxxas Silver Crown Series after winning his first ever race in the series in the most prestigious race on the schedule; the Rich Vogler Classic. He's also had a good year with the Wing atop of his Sprint car competing in the Must See Xtreme Sprint Car Series and Auto Value Super Sprint Series. Competitive each and every time he's entered an event, the Shullsburg, Wisconsin driver is hoping to end the 2014 racing season on an even higher note with a trip to California. Press Releases11/17
  • National Sprint League)Drivers competing with the National Sprint League in 2015 will competing for unprecedented purse and prize monies for a regional series. The Midwest 410 sprint car series founded by Big Game Treestands, Tod Quiring, boasts a $350,000 point fund, and expects to command a talented field of drivers. National Sprint League 11/17
  • Column)Pat & Bruce Eckel have part 4 of their Summer journey. A Typical Weekend 11/17
  • Eldora Speedway OH)An intense points chase at Eldora Speedway that culminated with first-time champions Matt Westfall (DIRTcar Modified) and Frank Paladino (Eldora Stock Car); along with Matt Miller’s defense of his DIRTcar Late Model title, will be honored Saturday evening January 24, 2015 with the annual Awards Celebration. Press Releases11/17
  • Carl Bowser)With the season wrapping up in Western Pennsylvania, Carl Bowser and the Bowser Motorsports team secured one final honor: Bowser was named the #1 Cochran Cavalcade Points Champion in the sprint car division and “could well be the driver to beat for quite a few more years,” according to Area Auto Racing News’ Walt Wimer. Press Releases11/17
  • ASCS)As quickly as it began, the 2014 season for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real has become a memory. Ending out the series 23rd season of touring this past weekend at the Cocopah Speedway, located just south of Yuma, Ariz., the season finale was one filled with plot twists and drama as the championship came down to the final night. ASCS 11/17
  • Danny Holtgraver)Despite ending their short but eventful 2014 campaign on a disappointing note during the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals, Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing are already preparing for their 2015 season debut. Holtgraver, who teamed up with Phoenix Racing in October after a long stint with Hunter Racing, is more than excited to continue his relationship with Tom and Sherry Leidig, and will welcome a few returning sponsors in the process. The ‘59’ team plans to kick off 2015 in Florida; just two days after Holtgraver arrives home from Australia. Their first stop will be in Ocala, Florida where they will join the UNOH All Stars for three full nights of racing at the Bubba Raceway Park on February 5th through 7th. Press Releases11/17
  • Oswego Speedway NY)In time for the holiday season, Oswego Speedway has released its 65th anniversary season ticket prices, with season passes for grandstand and pit area admission available for purchase. Fans are now able to visit Oswego Speedway’s box office Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to reserve their seats and get a jump start on the 2015 campaign. Press Releases11/17

Sunday November 16th 2014

I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it. Clint Eastwood

11:45pm

RESULTS...

  • Susquehanna Speedway Park PA)The Final Showdown for the 410 Sprint Cars at the Susquehanna Speedway Park on Saturday afternoon, November 15 went to Greg Hodnett of Thomasville. The victory for Hodnett was worth $10,060, the highest paying race ever held at SSP in its 60-year history. York’s Chase Dietz took the 358 Sprint Car portion as well claiming the 20-lap feature event. Central PA 11/16

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  • Dirt Station) Susquehanna Speedway Park PA 11/15 Final Show Down won by Greg Hodnett. 11/16
  • The Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Cars ran their final race of the 2014 season Saturday November 15th at Susquehanna Speedway Park. 2014 Champion Greg Hodnett in the Heffner Racing #27 took the win over Don Kreitz Jr and Freddie Rahmer. The top 10 in final points will all receive checks with champion Greg Hodnett getting $6,000 back to 10th place Doug Esh with $1,000. The 2015 season begins at Lincoln Speedway in February of 2015.Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA 11/16
  • Rolling Wheels Raceway NY)Rolling Wheels Raceway, located in Elbridge, NY, was recently purchased by Pay-Dirt Racing and Construction Group, Inc. and is actively preparing for the upcoming racing season. After an extended process to finalize the agreement to purchase the 5/8-mile oval, Pay-Dirt is moving forward, spearheaded by Mike LaGuzza. Mr. LaGuzza is a life-long race fan that has always dreamed about ways to make improvements and is excited to tackle those goals. A wide array of renovations and improvements are planned while still preserving the elements that make dirt racing so exciting. Press Releases11/16
  • Tony Bruce Jr)Track position was key last weekend during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's season finale at Cocopah Speedway. Tony Bruce Jr. and his One 8 Motorsports team took advantage of a good pill draw on Friday, when Bruce Jr. won his heat race after starting on the outside of the front row at the Cocopah Cup Challenge. Press Releases11/16
  • Tracy Hines)Tracy Hines earned his second Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series win of 2014, by claiming the opening night of the season-ending 14th Annual Hose Advantage Hall of Fame Classic at Canyon Speedway Park in Arizona on Friday, November 14. Hines led all 30 laps en route to the 47th win of his career with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series. Press Releases11/16

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  • Canyon Speedway Park AZ)Bryan Clauson has become beyond familiar with the route to victory lane at Canyon Speedway. The Noblesville, IN, racer made his way down that path once again by topping Saturday night’s 30-lap main event at the 14th Annual Hose Advantage Hall of Fame Classic that put the wraps on the 2014 USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car campaign. Race Results 11/16

1:45am

RESULTS...

  • USAC)Peoria AZ...USAC Sprint Cars MAIN (30 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Darland, 3. Bacon, 4. Spencer, 5. Stanbrough, 6. Grant, 7. Gardner, 8. Rossi, 9. Stockon, 10. Ballou, 11. Thomas, 12. Coons, 13. Leary, 14. Mitchell, 15. Johnson, 16. A.Williams, 17. Hines, 18. C.Williams, 19. Windom, 20. Boespflug, 21. Martin, 22. Gansen, 23. Curtis, 24. Andretti USAC 11/16
  • USAC)HPD USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET RACE RESULTS: November 15, 2014 - Visalia, California - Plaza Park Raceway FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Ashley Hazelton, 2. Wally Pankratz, 3. Cody Jessop, 4. Marvin Mitchell, 5. Toni Briedinger, 6. Shawn Buckley, 7. Joel Rayborne. NT USAC 11/16
  • USAC)HPD USAC EASTERN MIDGET "SPECIAL EVENT" RACE RESULTS: November 15, 2014 - Kenly, North Carolina - Southern National Motorsports Park FEATURE: (35 laps) 1. Chris Lamb, 2. Scott Hunter, 3. Kyle Craker, 4. Blaine Leydig, 5. Jessica Bean, 6. Carson Hocevar, 7. Calvin Carroll, 8. Nikki Carroll, 9. Jake Nelke, 10. Abbey Price, 11. Eric Lewis. NT USAC 11/16
  • Desoto Super Speedway FL)Desoto Speedway Non-wing Sprints Feature Race Results, Saturday, 11-15-2014, from Bradenton, FL - 40 laps: 1) Jason Kimball, 2) Sport Allen, 3) Dave Steele, 4) Ty DeCaire, 5) Ernie Teed Jr. 11/16

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  • Knoxville Raceway IA)The Knoxville Raceway banquet was held on Saturday, November 15 at the Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa. Assorted cash and contingencies totaling over $250,000 for owners and drivers capped off an entertaining evening. A total of eight chassis giveaways highlighted a contingency package which every driver in the points benefited (see prize list with winners below). In addition, the Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO) again provided insurance covering all Knoxville drivers for 2014 anywhere they may race. In addition, the Race Director, John McCoy announced the KRCO will provide driveline restraints for all drivers for 2015. BillW's Knoxville News 11/16
  • Column)Danny Burton has a little fiction in Hoosier Race Report11/16
  • All Star Sprintcars AU)The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series A Main event was won by the rain last night. With every effort being made to beat the incoming weather unfortunately the A Main had to be declared after only 13 laps. Not making half race distance as required to declare final placing’s. ‘With rain forecast we ran thru our heats quickly having these finished just after 8, then cut the Pole Shoot Out and the A Main lined up in the grid and had the first shower come down. Press Releases11/16
  • UMSS)The Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series (UMSS) has set the date for their annual awards banquet to celebrate and honor the top drivers from the 2014 winged, traditional and micro sprint series. The 2014 UMSS awards banquet will return to the same venue as last year. The banquet will move up one week earlier than in previous years and will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Hampton Inn & Green Mill restaurant and bar located at 1000 Gramsie Road in Shoreview, Minnesota at the intersection of I-694 and Lexington Avenue North. Activities will begin with a social hour from 5:00-6:00pm. Press Releases11/16

Saturday November 15th 2014

I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road. Stephen Hawking

11:30pm

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  • ASCS Lucas Oil)11/15/2014 at Cocopah Speedway ASCS National with ASCS Southwest Region A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 88-Shane Stewart[2]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson[6]; 3. 11-Roger Crockett[11]; 4. 81W-Danny Wood[1]; 5. 94-Jeff Swindell[10]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu[9]; 7. 3C-Willie Croft[5]; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel[7]; 9. 2L-Logan Forler[4]; 10. 22-Mason Moore[15]; 11. 4X-Brian Brown[13]; 12. 21-Tyler Thomas[8]; 13. 05-Brad Loyet[17]; 14. 52-Blake Hahn[25]; 15. 31B-Joey Saldana[19]; 16. 45X-Johnny Herrera[23]; 17. 72-Phil Dietz[3]; 18. 9R-Reece Goetz[14]; 19. 23-Seth Bergman[18]; 20. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[21]; 21. 31C-Justyn Cox[26]; 22. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[24]; 23. 17W-Harli White[12]; 24. 3H-Brandon Hanks[20]; 25. 74-Colby Copeland[16]; 26. (DNF) 17-Channin Tankersley[22] ASCS 11/15
  • Susquehanna Speedway Park PA)Greg Hodnett wins $10,060 over Don Kreitz Jr, Freddie Rahmer, Lance Dewease, Ryan Smith, Daryn Pittman.Danny Dietrich, Justin Barger, Logan Schuchart, Austin Hogue, Jacob Allen, Aaron Ott, Blane Heimbach, Brent Marks, Jim Siegel. Chase Dietz wins $2000 in 358 Sprints over Cody Lehman, Matt Campbell, Brad McClelland & Doug Hammaker.11/15
  • Photos)Shots by Steve Koletar from Susquehanna Speedway Park today are in SpeedShotz11/15

2:30pm

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  • Canyon Speedway Park AZ)Something about the Arizona climate seems to suit Tracy Hines, as the 2011 Western World Champ broke a six-month dry spell in USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car competition by wiring the field in Friday night’s 30-lapper that kicked off the 14th Annual Hose Advantage Hall of Fame Classic atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval. Race Results 11/15

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Manufacturers

  • CRASH PAD)Put the Right Stuff in your seat with the CRASH PAD. Now is the time to think about adding a CRASH PAD to your seat for next year. Get one now so that you can adjust as needed to make room for the compressible space needed to Reduce the Risk of Spinal Injury. The thicker the Pad the better. See us at Pancho's Open House and at the Syracuse National Part Peddler Show next week or at www.802solutions.com.11/15

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  • ASCS Lucas Oil)The deserts of Arizona like Jason Johnson, as the MVT No. 41 finally broke into Victory Lane with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real in 2014, topping Friday's $5,000 to win preliminary A-Feature at the Cocopah Speedway; moving the No. 41 within 13 points of a fifth Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Championship. ASCS 11/15
  • USAC)HPD USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET RACE RESULTS: November 14, 2014 - Visalia, California - Plaza Park Raceway FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Ashley Hazelton, 2. Wally Pankratz, 3. Shawn Buckley, 4. Robert Dalby, 5. Marvin Mitchell, 6. Toni Briedinger, 7. Duke Love. NT USAC 11/15
  • USAC)AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL & USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE RESULTS: November 14, 2014 - Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - 14th AnnualHose Advantage Store "Hall of Fame Classic" FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Tracy Hines, 2. Chase Stockon, 3. Damion Gardner, 4. Robert Ballou, 5. R.J. Johnson, 6. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 7. Brady Bacon, 8. Chad Boespflug, 9. C.J. Leary, 10. Justin GrantUSAC 11/15

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  • All Stars)The University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions have a rich history having been winged sprint car racing’s first major travelling sanctioning body in the Midwest in the early 1970s. That tradition will continue in 2015 as series officials have been busy working with tracks throughout the region and country to schedule entertaining events with the regions finest race tracks. All Stars 11/15
  • Jo Jo Helberg)JoJoHelberg, 24, the California native sprint car driver has shattered numerous track records, earned series championships, and taken trophies nationwide in both Winged and Non-Winged Pavement Sprint Car events. Earlier this year Helberg was also crowned the King of the Wing Midwest in the three-race-shootout. What’s next for Helberg? Press Releases11/15

Friday November 14th 2014

You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough. William Blake

2:25pm

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  • Christopher Bell)The Oval Nationals. Perris Auto Speedway’s prestigious event is about as tough as it gets in the wingless Sprint Car ranks. And 19-year-old Christopher Bell tossed his hat into the Ovals for the first time and came away with a solid 12th place finish in the Saturday night finale. Press Releases11/14
  • Oswego Speedway NY)The 2014 calendar year continues to wind down as anticipation and excitement is already building towards Oswego Speedway’s 65th anniversary season, set to kick-off on Saturday, May 9 of 2015. An increasing number of Speedway partner renewals continue to make their way to the ‘Steel Palace’ offices, located on the Albany St. hill in Oswego. Press Releases11/14
  • Shane Golobic)Winning a championship can often elude drivers over the course of their career. For Shane Golobic, he had an extremely strong 2014 season that saw him claim his second career Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Braco championship to go along with his first career Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster title. Press Releases11/14
  • 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, but is not expected to be used with clear weather forecasted for Saturday. Central PA 11/14
  • Brady Bacon)Brady Bacon and the Hoffman Racing #69 team will go for a USAC National Sprint Car Series championship this weekend at Canyon Speedway Park near Peoria, Arizona. The two-night event will bring a close to USAC’s sprint car season. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver will take a 53-point advantage over Bryan Clauson after finishing second and eighth at last weekend’s Perris Oval Nationals in California. Press Releases11/14
  • Eldora Speedway OH)Eldora Speedway’s "off-season" is anything but that once again as the track surface is undergoing an ambitious makeover under the direction of Chad Schmitmeyer, Facilities Manager of the legendary half-mile clay oval. Nearly 400 truckloads of clay is in the process of being hauled on to the high-banks to invigorate the surface that last year produced some of the most competitive racing seen in Eldora’s rich 61 year history. Press Releases11/14
  • Dirt Track Heroes)The dates for the popular eighth edition of the week long IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show are now confirmed for 2015. The successful event will once again begin its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall located off Route 22 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Opening day is set for Sunday, March 1st with a salute to all of the race tracks and a special emphasis on the great racing that took place at the speedways located in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, including the half mile, and both the paved and dirt versions of the larger National speedway which closed after the 2004 racing season. Press Releases11/14
  • Renegade Sprints)The Renegade Sprints is proud to announce that Frankie Kerr has been hired as the series director. Kerr drove to numerous sprint car series and track championships in Ohio along with five Ohio Speedweek titles before spending the past 15 years in the NASCAR industry. "My love is still dirt racing," he said. "I've always wanted to get back to dirt and help racers. The heart of sprint car racing for the most part is in the central part of the United States - Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Pennsylvania. We're going to be a series that will grow." Renegade 11/14
  • Kaeding Performance) It's coming soon!!! The 25th annual Kaeding Performance Race Car Swap Meet at the San Jose Fairgrounds on Tully Road, will take place on December 6th 2014 at 8:00 a.m. This is the Swap Meet to come to, with vendors and buyers from all over California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada,Hawaii, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. So pack up all your racing parts or bring $$$ to find the best buys from the top teams in the Western States and beyond. Kaeding Performance will be hosting an Open House at their location 813 Cristich Lane in Campbell from 12 Noon to 6:00 p.m. following the Swap Meet. The Open House will include a buffet lunch,door prizes & Open House Specials.11/14
  • Joey Saldana)The Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop sprint car wrapped the 2014 World of Outlaws season this past weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, but the 71M isn’t finished yet. A replica show car is helping to promote the HE&M Saw brand at FABTECH, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event. The signature yellow Motter Motorsports car will be a focal point of the HE&M Saw booth at the show held at the Georgia World Congress Center, Nov. 11-13. Press Releases11/14

Thursday November 13th 2014

People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do. Isaac Asimov

2:10pm

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Drivers/Sanctions/Tracks

  • Badger)The members of the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association (BMARA) elected their 2015 officers during the Tuesday Night Nov. 11 general membership meeting. Quinn McCabe was elected President of the organization, with Clare Rhone serving as Vice President. “I am looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead for Badger” commented McCabe. The following will continue their current positions: Paul Krueger (Secretary), Jim Schulenberg (Treasurer), and Amy Schulz (Sgt. At Arms). Returning and new members comprise the Board of Directors which include: Dwight Huston, Brandon Waelti, Chuck Bollig, Chad Bogar, Steve Wineke, Buddy Luebke, Chad DeSelle, Harlin Kittleson, and Tory Strauss (alternate).11/13
  • OCRS)The Oil Capital Racing Series will see a modified format for determining the starting line-up for A-Feature events beginning in 2015. As with the past two seasons, OCRS will automatically transfer 12 drivers from their qualifying heat races based on earned heat race finishing points along with earned passing points. OCRS 11/13
  • Tracy Hines)Ever since he made his debut at Canyon Speedway Park three years ago, Tracy Hines has been consistently fast at the three-eighths-mile oval in Arizona. He has raced both sprint cars and midgets at the track and has been victorious in the sprinters. The veteran driver will spend the next couple weekends at Canyon, first competing in a sprint car this weekend, followed by a stint in a midget next weekend. Press Releases11/13
  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)The 2014 Ohsweken Speedway Awards Banquet will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 at Carmen's Banquet Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. The annual event will celebrate the achievements of drivers and teams in the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Car, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stock, HRW Automotive Mini Stock, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bomber divisions. Press Releases11/13
  • Column)Florida’s 2015 Speedweeks Expanded to Five Weekends of Dirt Racing by Richard Golardi Florida Open Wheel 11/13
  • Canyon Speedway Park AZ)The Western World Championships. The name says it all about one of auto racing’s most history-rich events. The 47th edition of the USAC Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval near Phoenix is just one week away. Press Releases11/13
  • Channin Tankersley)Channin Tankersley is down to only one weekend of racing remaining this season. Tankersley will drive for Bruce Griffith this Friday and Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's season finale. The Cocopah Cup Challenge will mark Tankersley's first time at the 3/8-mile track. Press Releases11/13
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)Young NASCAR Sprint Cup star Kyle Larson will be racing at the 74th Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Perris Auto Speedway on Thanksgiving night. It will be the popular 22-year-old star’s first appearance on a dirt track since racing in the Chili Bowl Midget event in Tulsa, Oklahoma last January. Press Releases11/13
  • USAC)Starting this Friday, the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars will return to Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona for two nights of action. Promoted by Kevin Montgomery, the “14th Annual Hose Advantage Store Hall of Fame Classic” will close out the 2014 campaign. Co-sanctioned with the USAC National Sprints, an incredible roster of talent from California, Arizona, New Mexico, and the Midwest will tackle the 1/3-mile clay oval. The popular Challenge Cup Sprint Cars and Mini Sprints will join the showcase and the spectator gates will open at 4:00pm with racing at 7:00pm. For more event information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com. USAC 11/13
  • USAC)After winning the Friday night preliminary feature, Westfield, Indiana’s Robert Ballou earned the biggest win of his career at the “19th Budweiser Oval Nationals, presented by All Coast Construction. Securing the lead from Mike Spencer on lap thirty-one, the “Madman” raced to the $20,000 triumph at Perris Auto Speedway. Spencer, Bryan Clauson, “The People’s Champion” Dave Darland and Ryan Bernal followed Ballou to the checkered flags. USAC 11/13
  • USAC)Continuing his hot streak in the Midwest, Westfield, Indiana’s Robert Ballou won Friday’s preliminary feature of the “19th Budweiser Oval Nationals, presented by All Coast Construction. Streaking to victory after taking the lead from Dave Darland on lap fourteen, the $5,000 triumph was Ballou’s first win at Perris Auto Speedway. Brady Bacon, Jon Stanbrough, Darland, and fast qualifier C.J. Leary rounded out the top-five drivers. USAC 11/13
  • USAC)Taking the lead from Bryan Clauson on lap twenty, Greenfield, Indiana’s C.J. Leary won the “2nd Annual 360 Oval Nationals” at Perris Auto Speedway. The 30-lap feature win was Leary’s first USAC West Coast / SouthWest Sprint Car victory and the young driver earned $2,500 for his efforts. Clauson, Jake Swanson, Richard Vander Weerd, and Mike Spencer followed C.J. to the checkered flags.USAC 11/13
  • KSE Racing Products)With the 2014 World of Outlaw STP Sprint Car season coming to a close over the weekend, Daryn Pittman, Brian Brown, and Donnie Schatz did their part on putting an exclamation point on a very exciting season. Friday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Daryn Pittman stalked Rico Abreu during most of the race, before using his KSE Power Steering to get past the California standout, as Pittman took the checkered flag for the 14th time in the 2014 season. Press Releases11/13
  • The Cushion)The stars and cars of the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Tour will invade TheCushion.Com’s airwaves this Friday and Saturday night during their season finale at the Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, AZ for the Hall of Fame Classic. Leading the field into Arizona is a red hot Robert Ballou. Ballou is coming off of a weekend sweep at the Oval Nationals, and will look to cap his 2014 season with a win LIVE on TheCushion.Com. Press Releases11/13

Wednesday November 12th 2014

Nobody ever defended anything successfully, there is only attack and attack and attack some more. George S. Patton

2:50pm

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Drivers/Sanctions/Tracks

  • Wayne Johnson)For the Wayne Johnson Racing #77x team, 2014 was definitely a roller coaster ride! After starting on a high note, winning the $10,000 Ronald Laney Memorial, some doldrums set in. Midseason, however, the team gained steam again, culminating in a $61,150 weekend at the I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska in September. Wayne is anxiously preparing for 2015 in his Knoxville, Iowa shop. Press Releases11/12
  • National Sprint League)The National Sprint League is pleased to welcome Natalie Sather on board as Marketing Director. Natalie will have a variety of duties with the series including marketing, apparel and pit reporting. Press Releases11/12
  • Dakota State Fair Speedway SD)Dakota State Fair Speedway in South Dakota, is set to host the best sprint car drivers in the world on Saturday, June 20, 2015, as the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series will make their first-ever visit to the semi-banked three-eighths-mile. Dakota State Fair Speedway is located on the grounds of the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron, South Dakota. Press Releases11/12
  • Andy Gregg)After running the Russell Motorsports No. 14r on occasion towards the end of the 2013 season, Andy Gregg and both Scott and Kami Russell teamed up for the 2014 and put together a very strong year, including a B Main effort in Gregg’s first career 360 Knoxville Nationals attempt. Press Releases11/12
  • Terry McCarl)With a little different circumstances at the Dirt Track in Charlotte on Friday night, there could have been two Knoxville regulars taking wins at the World of Outlaws World Finals. Terry McCarl put himself on the pole for the preliminary event. A few issues changed some setup decisions and he settled for another WoO top ten finish. Nonetheless, the TMAC Motorsports #24 team finished on a high note. Press Releases11/12
  • Derek Hagar)Derek Hagar powered to his 26th top five of the year last Saturday at Riverside International Speedway during his season finale. The result, combined with his career-best 16 feature wins in 2014, meant he earned a top-five finish in more than half of his races this season. Press Releases11/12
  • Paul McMahan)After ninety plus races, thousands of miles and ten months, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series came to a close with the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte. For Paul McMahan and CJB Motorsports, it was one final chance to add to their win tally. Press Releases11/12
  • Oswego Speedway NY)Leon Shapiro Motor Sales has announced they will again supply a Ram Truck as the Official Safety Truck & EMS Vehicle of Oswego Speedway in 2015. “Shapiro Motors has been proud to support Oswego Speedway’s effort on safety for competitors and spectators for over two decades by supplying an official vehicle each racing season,” said Todd Shapiro, third generation dealer. Press Releases11/12
  • National Sprint Car Museum)One of the ways that the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation keeps in touch with sprint car fans world-wide is through its annual holiday mass mailing, which will drop in the mail on November 17. However, those fans that can’t wait for their local mail delivery to see the new museum store brochure, or aren’t on the museum’s mailing list, can now access it on-line at http://www.sprintcarhof.com/Pages/SpecialEvents. 11/12
  • Motorsports 2015)Classic cars, vintage cars, historic cars, collectible cars and more will play an important part in the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 Fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show set for January 23-25 at the huge Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. Press Releases11/12
  • Oswego Speedway NY)Longtime DIRT Modified car owner Dick Myers has joined forces with 2012 Oswego Speedway Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super champion Kreig Heroth for the upcoming 2015 season at the ‘Steel Palace.’ Following the announcement of Won4 Racing closing its doors at the conclusion of the 2014 Speedway season, Myers approached Heroth with the plan of building a new Hedger Fabrication Small Block Super for 2015. Press Releases11/12

Tuesday November 11th 2014

I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end. Margaret Thatcher

9:00pm

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Drivers/Sanctions/Tracks/Manufacturers

  • J&J Auto Racing)J&J Auto Racing had a big weekend being recognized as the 2014 World of Outlaws Car Builder of the Year and championship driver Donny Schatz picking up his sixth WoO title, all earned as a J&J Auto Racing driver. There were also some on track winners this past weekend with Jake Beard-Miller winning in his J&J in western Australia and Marshall Skinner winning at Riverside International Speedway. Press Releases11/11
  • Tony Stewart Racing)The 2014 World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series campaign officially came to a close Sunday night with the annual “Night of Champions” awards banquet, and it was a night filled with highlights from the accomplishments of Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) drivers Donny Schatz and Steve Kinser. Schatz was honored as the 2014 WoO STP Sprint Car Series champion and Kinser was recognized for his remarkable accomplishments during a WoO career that spanned four decades. Press Releases11/11
  • Brad Loyet)Brad Loyet and the Vacuworx Global/Miller Truck Lines #o5 team have their eyes on top prize this weekend with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series. The final weekend of the season sees the series at the Cocopah Speedway near Yuma, Arizona. The Sunset Hills, Missouri driver brings a thirty-four point lead into the two-night finale. Press Releases11/11
  • Harli White)Heading west with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Harli White was in action at the El Paso Speedway Park on Friday and at the Southern New Mexico Speedway on Saturday night, and successfully made both feature events. Press Releases11/11
  • Jerrod Hull)Jerrod Hull and the Rockwell American #12 team turned in another solid season. Along the way, the Sikeston, Missouri driver posted seven wins and won his fourth consecutive championship with the Midwest Open Wheel Association. Avoiding DNF’s, Jerrod’s consistency saw him rack up fifteen top fives as well. Press Releases11/11
  • BR Ignitioneering)As the 2014 season has just about wrapped up around the country, BR Ignitoneering is excited to announce that they will be on hand at the upcoming PRI Show ready to show off some new improvements to increase ignition performance. “We have been very busy over the last few months working in our mag room and developing some improvements, and we are excited to show them off at the PRI Show,” Blake Robertson said. Press Releases11/11
  • Ian Madsen)With the 2014 season complete for Ian Madsen in the United States, he is set to officially be crowned 2014 Knoxville Raceway 410ci track champion on Saturday night after wrapping up his season at the World Finals last weekend. “Our World Finals was not how we had hoped to finish off our season, but we won’t let that get us down,” Madsen said. “We had a great year overall, and we are all looking forward to celebrating our achievements on Saturday night.” Press Releases11/11
  • Eldora Speedway OH)For competitors, the Eldora Speedway season is complete, but their fans are racing online, over the phone and in person to meet this Sunday’s (November 16) quickly approaching 11:59 p.m. deadline to renew their 2014 major event seats and campsites for the 2015 Dirt Late Model Dream, Kings Royal, 1-800-CAR-CASH Mud Summer Classic and World 100. Press Releases11/11
  • National Sprint League)The preliminary schedule for the National Sprint League founded by Tod Quiring of Big Game Treestands has been released. Events are still being added to the current 20+ race schedule. The NSL boasts a $350,000 point fund for its teams. Four dates at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World”, Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, highlight the schedule. Other big events are already a part of the NSL schedule, including the Front Row Challenge at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the Jackson Nationals in Jackson, Minnesota and the Jerry Richert Memorial at Cedar Lake Speedway near New Richmond, Wisconsin, co-sanctioned with the IRA. Several other events with increased purses will be announced as the 2015 season looms closer. National Sprint League 11/11
  • Aaron Reutzel)Aaron Reutzel is finishing off the 2014 season in strong form aboard the BC Fundz/Wren Motorsports No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car. This past weekend is a perfect case in point, as Reutzel added his eighth overall win of the year in Saturday night’s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour stop at Southern New Mexico Speedway after posting a runner-up finish at El Paso Speedway Park the previous night. Press Releases11/11
  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi had a promising season in 2014. The teenage sprint car driver scored six top fives and 11 top 10s despite his Roth Motorsports backed team running into a several stretches of rough luck. "Momentum is huge in racing and it seemed like we weren't able to get a hold of it," he said. "We had some good races and we learned a lot this year, so hopefully that experience will benefit us next year and beyond." Press Releases11/11
  • USAC)It's destination Florida for race fans in February. That's nothing new except it has been expanded this year with a three-night AMSOIL USAC National Sprint car weekend at East Bay Raceway in Gibsonton February 26-28. An open practice night is on tap February 25. USAC 11/11
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian has released the dates for the 2015 USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series races at Perris Auto Speedway. There are 11 dates on the schedule beginning on March 7th and culminating with the finale of the 20th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction on November 7th. Press Releases11/11
  • Brandon Hanks)Brandon Hanks is heading the furthest west he has ever been for a pair of races this weekend. Hanks will join the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on Friday and Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., for the Cocopah Cup Challenge, which will wrap up the 2014 season. "I've never been any further than Oklahoma out west," he said. "I'm just excited I get to go. This is a surprise race for me." Press Releases11/11
  • Josh Baughman)Josh Baughman capped last weekend by scoring his best career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour finish. Baughman won his sixth heat race of the season on Saturday to kick off the event at Southern New Mexico Speedway. That locked him into the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 5 to start the main event on the inside of the third row. Press Releases11/11
  • Travis Rilat)Travis Rilat has ended his 2014 season with three victories, including a couple of special wins. "It's always a big deal to win a race no matter where it is or who you are racing with," he said. "We won a couple of memorial races that honored good friends of mine. Those really stand out as two of the highlights of the season." Press Releases11/11
  • Rumble In Ft Wayne)Drivers and car owners will compete for a newly created $1,000 bonus as overall champion of the “Rumble in Fort Wayne” midget division, event organizer Tony Barhorst announced. “With the expansion of our event to three days, I think it’s fitting that we formally recognize an overall champion,” Barhorst said, looking ahead to the 17th annual indoor racing classic on Dec. 26-28 at the Memorial Coliseum Expo Center. Press Releases11/11
  • ASCS)The final run towards the 2014 Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Championship began this past weekend in the borderland of El Paso, Texas and Las Cruces, N.M. ASCS11/11

Monday November 10th 2014

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors. Thomas Jefferson

11:30pm

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Drivers/Sanctions/Tracks

  • Hoseheads West)Mike Seifert has a collection of great shots from the Perris Oval Nationals at www.hoseheadswest.com 11/10
  • Racin Boys)RacinBoys will broadcast live Pay-Per-View video of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season finale this weekend at Cocopah Speedway. The price for the Cocopah Cup Challenge is only $34.99 for both nights ($29.99 for premium RacinBoys members) or $22.99 each night ($17.99 for premium RacinBoys members) on Friday and Saturday. Press Releases11/10
  • Renegade Sprints)The Renegade Sprints and Pennsylvania kingpin Fred Rahmer have booked at least one race together in 2015. The event will be one of three shows Fred Rahmer Promotions will put on at Path Valley Speedway Park in Spring Run, Pa., next year. "I'm looking in April for a Sunday race with the Renegades against the Pennsylvania Posse on neutral ground," he said. "I think our guys will come out on top, but there's a great group of Renegades coming in." Renegade 11/10
  • Column)Ron Rodda has notes from Perris Auto Speedway CA in From the Grandstand 11/10
  • Danny Lasoski)Big Game Motorsports wrapped up the 2014 season with a pair of top 10s last weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte during the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals. Danny Lasoski piloted the No. 2 Big Game Treestands sprint car to a fourth-place result on Friday and a sixth-place finish on Saturday, when more than 50 cars competed during the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series season finale. Press Releases11/10
  • Jackson Delamont)Jackson Delamont left Valvoline Raceway on Saturday night with a season’s best ninth place finish. Starting from position 19 in the 30 lap A-Main, Jackson made ten spots and that has flowed through to his standing in the season-long Track Championship. Jackson now currently sits 13th in points, up from 18th heading into last Saturday night. Press Releases11/10
  • Toby Bellbowen)It was a mixed night for Toby Bellbowen on Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway. The result in the 30 lap Sid Hopping Shootout did not in any way reflect the strong night he had. In qualifying to begin the night, Toby timed in third quickest from 54 cars. He is finding good consistency in qualifying and to date this season, regularly placing himself in the top five. Press Releases11/10
  • World of Outlaws)Through the ups and downs of an 88 race season, Donny Schatz and his No. 15 STP / Armor All Tony Stewart Racing team maintained the consistency and displayed the dominance necessary to score a sixth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship. Schatz, who has won his six championships in the last nine seasons, was honored Sunday night in front of his fellow competitors at the annual World of Outlaws 'Night of Champions' banquet. DIRT/World of Outlaws 11/10
  • Craig Dollansky)The Destiny Motorsports #7 team turned out the lights on the 2014 season on Saturday as they signed into The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the final night of the 8th annual World Finals. Set to go in Concord, North Carolina after securing a front row starting spot for heat race action by virtue of his qualifying efforts, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ led the field to the green in heat three. Needing a win to secure a spot in the all-important dash, Dollansky did just that as he piloted the Aggressive Hydraulics Maxim to the 8-lap heat victory. After the zero pill inversion draw for the dash was drawn, Dollansky started outside row four and finished 9th. Press Releases11/10

5:30pm

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Drivers/Sanctions/Tracks/Manufacturers

  • Brian Brown)For Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team, winning their first “official” World of Outlaws feature event was special. What happened afterwards with the biggest legend in sprint car racing made it all the more so. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver picked up the finale at the World Finals at The Dirt Track in Charlotte, North Carolina Saturday night. He will finish up his 2014 season behind the wheel of Shawn Petersen’s #4 this weekend in Yuma, Arizona. Press Releases11/10
  • Van Dyke Motorsports)As the 2014 season comes to a close, Harley Van Dyke is excited to welcome aboard Omaha, NE driver, Dakota Hendrickson, to his Van Dyke Motorsports team for the remained of the season as well as the 2015 season. As it sits now the team will make their debut with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this weekend at the Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, AZ. With this weekend bringing the close of the 2014 campaign, Van Dyke and Hendrickson will then return to the Cocopah Speedway in January and take part in the Winter Heat Showdown. Press Releases11/10
  • CRASH PAD) Cover your Butt with the Right Stuff. Put a CRASH PAD on your Wish List for next season and Reduce your Risk of Spinal Injury. This simple seat insert reduces impact forces in a crash that can break your back or neck. These spinal compression fractures have put an early end to the racing season for many drivers and have put them out of work too. It’s a very serious injury and you should be prepared. The raw Right Stuff in the CRASH PAD is also available to install under your existing upholstery or as the bottom and lumbar for a pour in system. The thicker the better. 2” of material will preload to about 1 3/8” when you’re belted in. Find dealers, information and online ordering at www.802solutions.com. 11/10
  • Lance Dewease)Traveling to Charlotte, NC over the weekend for the 8th Annual World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte, Lance Dewease and his Dietz Motorsports team had mechanical issues on Friday night before scoring a 15th place finish on Saturday night. “We didn’t time in great for Friday, but we raced well on Friday, and Saturday night was a solid night overall,” Dewease said. Press Releases11/10
  • Craig Dollansky)Destiny Motorsports, and Craig Dollansky, chose the largest stage to make their debut together at, and they did not disappoint, and the new combination timed in well for the World Finals, before Dollansky closed the weekend out with a 10th place finish on Saturday night. “We are all pleased with how things went our first night out, but like anything, we have some things to work at over the offseason,” Craig Dollansky explained. Press Releases11/10
  • David Gravel)Engine woes hampered David Gravel and his Roth Motorsports team during Thursday’s qualifying night at the World Finals, but the Watertown, CT driver rebounded on Friday night as he charged from 25th to ninth during the Friday night program. Press Releases11/10
  • Kerry Madsen)Kerry Madsen and his Keneric Racing/American Racing team truly had a memorable year. The World Finals brought the end of the grueling 2014 campaign, and when the dust settled, Madsen took the checkered in the final race of the year in the fifth spot, and solidified a career best, 4th place finish in World of Outlaw point standings. Press Releases11/10
  • Premier Speedway AU)For many years now the Reeve Kruck backed Titan Racing Team have made a habit of targeting the major races around the country, with the Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic seemingly always on their racing agenda. Daryn Pittman, Robbie Farr, David Muir and 2010 Knoxville Nationals Champion Tim Shaffer are some of the names to have piloted the Q36 machine at past Classic appearances by the Titan Racing Team. Press Releases11/10
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)Auto Racing at times seems to have more story lines than a Spike Lee movie and more drama than a Soap Opera. One could say that's part of the allure that keeps fans coming back for more. By this time, the final weekend of competition typically sees one driver with the championship tied up with a nice bow, or at the least, needing to finish strong in order to hold off an equally eager competitor. If 2014 has shown us anything, this season has been anything but normal as five drivers enter the season's final two nights separated by 68 points. ASCS11/10
  • Tony Bruce Jr)Last weekend's Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Battle at the Border races felt more like train rides than sprint car races for Tony Bruce Jr. The track was heavy and fast both nights at the Southwest tracks where he earned a couple of top 10s to push his total to 36 top-10 finishes this season. Press Releases11/10
  • Canyon Speedway Park AZ)An entire season’s worth of wild battles, slide jobs and crossovers comes down to just two nights with the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series title on the line at this weekend’s 14th Annual Hose Advantage Hall of Fame Classic atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval. Press Releases11/10
  • Dirt Track Trader)Two new features have just been built into the new www.DirtTrackTrader.com! Users can now give a rating and feedback about users they've done business with, and a profile page area has been built in to give users the ability to add additional information about themselves. Your profile page also displays all your active classified ads in one location. Hope you all enjoy the new features! 11/10
  • Super Shox)The championship trend continues for racers using Super Shox! Throughout the 2014 season the wins piled up and now there are championships to celebrate. Congratulations to these drivers and teams as they have definitely raised the bar. Press Releases11/10
  • USAC)R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. hopes to close out his 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Championship on a high note November 20-22 in the 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships" at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. He has a comfortable 116-point lead over Josh Pelkey in the series standings entering the series finales. USAC 11/10
  • USAC)Ashley Hazelton of Chatsworth, Calif. is focused on completing her 2014 championship drive as the USAC Western HPD Dirt Midgets compete in this weekend's season-closer at Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif. Hazelton has a huge 149-point lead over Marvin Mitchell as she looks to become USAC's sixth female driving champion. Previous female USAC champs were Sondi Eden (2004 Speedrome Midget), Christine Beavis (2006 International 4-Wheel Drive Rally), Jessica Clark (2011 Western Pavement and California South Ford Focus), Taylor Ferns (2011 D1 Midget) and Shannon McQueen (2012 Western Midget). USAC 11/10
  • USAC)This weekend's 14th Hose Advantage "Hall of Fame Classic" at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. concludes the 2014 USAC AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Car series seasons. Championships will be determined at the close of Saturday night's events at the 3/8-mile dirt oval. USAC 11/10
  • IRA Sprints)The Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series Awards Banquet is slated for Saturday night November 22nd at the Brookfield (WI) Inn & Suites. Everyone is welcome, however the ticket order deadline is Tuesday. Champion Bill Balog and the 19 of his fellow IRA racers met participation requirements and will be honored at the traditional gala. To order tickets, go to www.irasprints.com 11/10
  • Ray Allen Kulhanek)Ray Allen Kulhanek had a solid season despite running into rough luck on a routine basis in 2014. Kulhanek earned three feature victories, 10 top-five finishes and 20 top 10s in only 30 races this season. He also finished second in the ASCS Gulf South Region championship standings, which marked his fifth straight season in the top two in points and his 10th top 10 during the 11 seasons he has raced 360ci sprint cars. Press Releases11/10
  • Trey Starks)Trey Starks will be spending a lot of time in the race shop during the next six weeks. Starks said his focus is to complete renovations to the race trailer and build a couple of new sprint cars prior to his departure for Australia right before Christmas. Press Releases11/10
  • Sprintcar All Stars)The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series is becoming well known for all the prizes handed out at every round and this season the traditional continues. After an action packed night at Murray Bridge Speedway Saturday night the following awards will be handed out. IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Scott Bogucki - $100 cash Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s – Chad Ely – drum of methanol Toowoomba Speedbowl Hard Charger – Brenten Farrer – Bleeder Air tank Fire Service Plus Hot Arse Award – Jed Bell – Fire Extinguisher Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – Luke Dillon – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine Hoosier Hero A Main – Luke Dillon – WAV right rear tire Bar Up Bull Bars 8 - Harley Bishop – set of Seat Belts Modern Stainless Steel Nice Guy Award – Bill Fraser - aluminium front Nerf bar Series top 5 in points are: SA81 Luke Dillon – 526 SA14 Brendan Quinn – 515 VIC83 Chris Solomon – 511 SA71 Sam Putland – 510 AUS1 Chad Ely – 507 11/10
  • Sammy Walsh)Surreal! That’s the one word Sammy Walsh used to describe how it felt to win his maiden 410 Sprintcar feature race last Saturday night at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway. After starting the feature race from position six – the highest position he had started so far this season – Walsh was able to recover from a bad start, which saw him move up to fourth before dropping back to sixth on the opening lap, to work his way into the lead just after the halfway mark of the 30-lap event by virtue of getting by three-time Valvoline Raceway Track Champion Trevor Green, and from there, he was never headed. Press Releases11/10
  • Danny Reidy)It might’ve been a result achieved the hard way, but Danny Reidy last Saturday night recorded his third podium finish of the 2014-15 season during the fourth round of the Valvoline Raceway 410 Sprintcar Track Championship. Press Releases11/10
  • Moose Racing)Nationally recognized sprint car team, Moose Racing, founded by Tom and Laurie Sertich in 1992, announced today both the return of driver Jake Swanson to campaign the “#92 Moosemobile” for all of the USAC/CRA events for the 2015 season as well as the return of primary sponsor Ram Bull for plans to chase after a Championship! Laurie commented “It’s great to get Jake back for another season. He exceeded all of our expectations as a driver and promoter for Moose Racing. Press Releases11/10

Sunday November 9th 2014

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: 'President Can't Swim.' Lyndon B. Johnson

2:50am

RESULTS...

  • USAC)USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL & CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: November 8, 2014 - Perris, California - Perris Auto Speedway - 19th "Budweiser Oval Nationals" - Presented by All-Coast Construction FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Robert Ballou, 2. Mike Spencer, 3. Bryan Clauson, 4. Dave Darland, 5. Ryan Bernal, 6. Damion Gardner, 7. Richard Vander Weerd, 8. Brady Bacon, 9. Jon Stanbrough, 10. Chad Boespflug, USAC 11/9
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)The tenth visit by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real to the Southern New Mexico Speedway yielded its tenth different winner as Aaron Reutzel parked the B.C. Funds No. 87 in Victory Lane. ASCS11/9
  • World of Outlaws)Brian Brown won a thrilling shootout with Stevie Smith to close out the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals. Brown, who lead much of the night, held off challenges from Daryn Pittman, the previous night's winner and then Smith late to score his first ever World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory. DIRT/World of Outlaws 11/9
  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)With what can only be described as an action packed A Main SA81 Luke Dillon drove to victory ahead of SA71 Sam Putland in 2nd and SA14 Brendan Quinn -3rd. Race Results 11/9
  • SANSW)Sam Walsh has taken a popular win in the first running of the Sid Hopping Shootout at Valvoline Raceway – honouring the man who built Valvoline Raceway. Walsh took the lead just past half way in the 30 lap A-Main and was even despite a late race caution, romped home to record the first NSW win of the season. Second to the finish line was South Australian Trevor Green with the Northern Territorian Danny Reidy finishing in third. Reidy has been very consistent to date at Valvoline Raceway, not finishing outside the top 5 in the four A-Mains contested. Race Results 11/9

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  • Joey Saldana)Joey Saldana, the polesitter for tonight’s World of Outlaws event at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, strapped in the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M for the final night of racing this season, hoping for a successful evening to finish the year strong. Press Releases11/9

Saturday November 8th 2014

I think that I shall never see a billboard lovely as a tree. Perhaps, unless the billboards fall, I'll never see a tree at all. Ogden Nash

1:50pm

RESULTS...

  • AHG Series AU)RYAN Farrell hasn’t finished off the podium in the opening three rounds of the AHG Sprintcar Series that have been contested this season. After winning the Grand Opening Showdown and then being runner up in the Magic Man, both at the Perth Motorplex, Farrell stormed home for a convincing win in the first major meeting of the Quit Bunbury Speedway season on Saturday night. Race Results 11/8

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  • Craig Dollansky)The fall colors have changed, temperatures have dropped, and suddenly it is already November which also means World Finals weekend. Joining Destiny Motorsports just a few weeks prior, the team was eager to get down to The Dirt Track at Charlotte as they prepared for their first weekend on the track with ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ behind the wheel of the new black, white, and blue #7 paint scheme. With two rounds of qualifying on Thursday setting the tone for the weekend, Dollansky registered the 5th fastest lap among the very strong 56 car field for Friday’s qualifying run followed by the 18th fastest for Saturday to also make the 20-car inversion. Press Releases11/8

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  • USAC/CRA)Perris Auto Speedway CA Oval Nationals, Friday 11/7...FEATURE (30 Laps) 1. Robert Ballou, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Jon Stanbrough, 4. Dave Darland, 5. C.J. Leary, 6. Bryan Clauson, 7. Mike Spencer,8. Richard Vander Weerd, 9. Ryan Bernal, 10. Christopher Bell, 11. Matt Mitchell, 12. Danny Faria Jr., 13. Ronnie Gardner,14. Tracy Hines, 15. Justin Grant, 16. Damion Gardner, 17. Chase Stockon, 18. Darren Hagen, 19. Kevin Thomas Jr.,20. R.J. Johnson, 21. Cody Williams, 22. Josh Pelkey, 23. Chad Boespflug, 24. Rickie Gaunt, 25. Austin Williams,26. Jake Swanson. 9:24.75 USAC 11/8
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)A cool night in the desert saw Logan Forler become the season's seventeenth different winner with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real, as the west coast shoe utilized slower traffic to capture the Casa Nissan Edge of Texas Dirt Track Nationals at the El Paso Speedway Park. Logan's fourth career victory with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real, the west Texas win was Forler's second at the El Paso Speedway Park, backing up his first National Tour triumph in 2012.  ASCS11/8
  • World of Outlaws)In front of a packed house at Friday night's Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte, Rico Abreu tried to hold off an insurgent Daryn Pittman, but the past champion's push proved too much for the young driver. With seven to go, Pittman got around the 22-year-old Abreu and scored his 14th World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of the season.  DIRT/World of Outlaws 11/8

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Drivers/Sanctions

  • National Sprint League)The highly anticipated schedule for the National Sprint League will be released on Tuesday, November 11. The new 410 sprint car series founded by Tod Quiring of Big Game Treestands will boast a $350,000 point fund. The tentative schedule will include over twenty dates in the Midwest, with several more being finalized in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more details on the NSL! In addition to media releases, the current updated schedule will be available at the NSL facebook page. Follow the NSL on… Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ Twitter: @NSLSeries Website: Coming Soon!11/8
  • Penn Live)Daryn Pittman changes things up, collects $12,000 victory in Friday's World Finals main at The Dirt Track at Charlotte http://www.pennlive.com/ 11/8
  • Penn Live)Jason Sides uncertain about 2015 racing plans, would like to be back with the World of Outlaws http://www.pennlive.com/ 11/8
  • Joey Saldana)The dirt racing extravaganza at The Dirt Track at Charlotte tonight played to a standing room only crowd. Joey Saldana, the most recent World of Outlaws winner at the 4/10-mile track, was optimistic about his return and looking forward to the doubleheader season finale. Thursday was a night set aside for qualifying to solidify the heat race lineups for Friday and Saturday. Press Releases11/8
  • Driver Websites)Driver Websites recently developed a brand new website for the Sprint Series of Texas, which is a 305ci series that was established in 2005. The website - http://www.RaceSST.com - will showcase the latest news as well as an updated schedule and results page. Rules, championship points, pictures, videos and more are also highlighted pages on the website. Additionally, Sprint Series of Texas will use the all-new MyRacePass Pit Board, which can notify drivers who sign up with the latest news and updates via text messages. More information about the service is available below in the "Tracks" section. Press Releases11/8

 

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