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FINAL 11/5/16
1. 27 Greg Hodnett 2154 19
2. 48 Danny Dietrich 1570 8
3. 1 Lucas Wolfe 1218 4
4. 21 Brian Montieth 1048 6
5. 19M Brent Marks 1015 4
6. 87 Alan Krimes 890 2
7. 69K Lance Dewease 835 10
8. 07 Doug Esh 799 3
9. 51s Stevie Smith 784 4
10. 94 Ryan Smith 653 1
11. 51 Freddie Rahmer 618 2
12. 25 Aaron Ott 603 2
13. 3z Brock Zearfoss 545 2
14. 11c Cory Haas 513
15 52 Austin Hogue 395 1
 

 

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KO's Indiana Bullring Scene Kevin Oldham 11/7 BillW's Knoxville News Bill Wright 11/19 Hoosier Race Report Danny Burton (IN) 12/18
Florida Open Wheel Richard Golardi 1/15 Tri-State Outlook Duane Hancock (OH/IN/MI) 10/11 Sprint Car Notes Gaye Carmichael 9/26
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From the Grandstand Ron Rodda (CA) 11/28

A Typical Weekend Pat & Bruce Eckel 1/5

  

Sharing the spotlight after finishing in the top three positions in Tuesday’s Preliminary A-Main event with (left to right) third place finisher Zach Daum, winner Tyler Courtney, and runner up Larry Wight...........ANOTHER HEIN BROTHERS' "ACTION" PHOTOGRAPH

Justin Grant wins night 4 of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl  Pole Position Photo

 Top 3 Thursday night at the Chili Bowl  Christopher Bell,  Danny Stratton (L), C.J. Leary (R) Joe Orth Photo

 

Justin Grant won night 4 of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl with Daryn Pittman 2nd and Ronnie Gardner 3rd.  Joe Orth Photo

Travis Berryhill wins night 2 of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl  Joe Orth Photo

  

Shaun Dobson (second from left) won the Scott Darley Challenge at Valvoline Raceway on 14 January, leading all the way on a track hastily repaired after a shower of rain during line-up. Second was Kerry Madsen (right) and Kyle Hirst (left) came third. We also show Darley family representatives Trevor Green and young Max Freeman. Brad Sweet took the challenge to start from 19 but was unplaced. Gary Reid photo.

 

Brad Sweet (centre) won the preliminary A Main for the Scott Darley Challenge at Valvoline Raceway on 13 January, defeating Kerry Madsen (left) and Carson Macedo. Sweet now has the chance to win extra money if he starts from 19 in the final and wins the race. Gary Reid photo.

 

Christopher Bell wins night 3 of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl  Joe Orth Photos

 

Logan Schuchart (1) was part of a USA sprintcar team that won the inaugural Speed Of Origin event at Valvoline Raceway on 12 January. Other members were Lucas Wolfe, Kyle Hirst, Harli White, Brian Brown and Dominic Scelzi. Gary Reid photo.

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“I’m speechless right now. I’ve been coming to this building for so long trying to win one of these things, and I thought I was really close to won at the Shootout a couple weeks ago, but we had a lot of bad luck but I’ll trade all that bad luck in for this Driller right here. This means the world to me, Most of my bad luck in this race has been self-inflicted. You know, I’ve been in this position before. I think this is the third time I’ve started on the front row and I would run into trouble because I was pushing too hard. Every time I’ve come here, it’s been attack, attach, attack and in this 55 lap race, you don’t need to do that so I just ran as hard as I needed too.” Christopher Bell winning the 2017 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl

"No, I can't even try," said Grant of putting the win into words. "But I'm not going to say I'm carrying on (Bryan Clauson's) legacy at all. That would be not even a chance. He was incredible. He was such a big deal. I guess we didn't really appreciate how big of a deal he was until we lost him. It's incredible to see how many people are behind him and behind that. It is a lot pressure."Justin Grant winning night 4 of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl

"I've been coming to the Chili Bowl for a long time. Growing up here in Oklahoma, this is the Daytona 500 for us, I remember coming here as a little kid and sitting in the front stretch grandstands, and every year I'd go buy the Chili Bowl t-shirt. I loved being able to see all the cars on the back of the t-shirts and that's something that stood out to me as a little kid. Seeing my name on the back of the 2018 Chili Bowl t-shirt would mean just as much as holding a Golden Driller. To be able to be in this position again, I feel like I've matured a lot as a driver since the previous times I've been in this position. I want nothing more than to win the Chili Bowl and I've got a good shot at it this week."Christopher Bell winning night 3 of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl

"Man it takes a lot of pressure off, I've been in a B-Main here but I've never been in a Saturday night A-Main, so I'm pretty proud of that. I've been  in the 'B' and been close, and down to the Q main event, or whatever they are down to these days, and everywhere in between. So when you are down there in those things it's a struggle and it's stressful because you never know what you are going to get; especially the further you get down. I've been all the way through them. Last year we had a pretty poor qualifying night. We were fast but we just couldn't put it all together. Then Saturday night we really bared down and threw some stuff at it that worked and we went through three or four main events last year. I carried a little bit of that confidence over to this year as well."Travis Berryhill winning night 2 of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl

"Honestly, I think I'm still in shock. I don't think it's really hit me yet. This is really cool with a new team, on the so called dream team that Bryan wanted to put together, Bryan [Clauson] was the guy that gave me the opportunity seven years ago. He's a big part of my career and plus, I got to win my first USAC National sprint Car race over him this summer during Sprint Week. That's something that I'll always have with me."Tyler Courtney winning night 1 of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl

Justin Grant won night 4 of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl  Joe Orth Photo

 

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Christopher Bell wins the 2017 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl with Daryn Pittman 2nd and Justin Grant 3rd Pole Position Photo

     

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Sunday  January 15th 2016

Don't sleep too much. If you sleep three hours less each night for a year, you will have an extra month and a half to succeed in. Aristotle Onassis

11:45pm

PRESS...

  • Desoto Speedway FL)Bradenton Florida: The First Sprint Car Race of the 2017 season will be held on Saturday Jan 21 at Desoto Speedway with the running of The Round Daddy 30 a Memorial Race for The Smith Family - Willlard, Robert and Daryl Smith. Also competing will be TQ Midgets, Open Wheel Mods, Street Stocks, Mod Mini's and Mini Stocks..Pits will Open at 1:30pm, Grandstand Gates Open at 4:30pm with Racing getting underway at 7PM....Desoto Speedway is located on 64 E - 9 Miles off of Interstate 75 Exit 220. For more details call the Speedway Office at 942-748-3171 Desoto Speedway The South's Fastest 3/8 Mile Short Track 1/15
  • USAC)When the green flag waves to begin the fifth season of activity at the JeffreyHogueRealtor.com Action Track USA, a new name - one with a very impressive resume` - will join the USAC All Pro SpeedSTR division, bolstering an already strong Wednesday night field of competitors. USAC 1/15
  • Dirt  Track Heroes)Behind the scenes, the defining details and prep work continue as the energetic Dirt Track Heroes management staff place the many pieces together for another highly successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing coming together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The Tenth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show is edging closer to the opening day of the event set to return to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2017 with Sunday, March 5th chosen to be the lid lifter to the week long show. The show encompasses the majority of the local short track racing scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 11th. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be an ideal setting for this special event. Press Releases1/15
  • Shaun Dobson)After seven years of Sprintcar racing, Shaun Dobson last Saturday night at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway drove to his breakthrough major win – the Scott Darley Challenge – which saw him pocket $20,000 in prize money. Regarded as one of the toughest annual events on the Australian Sprintcar calendar and with nearly 100 of some of the World’s best 410 Sprintcar drivers in the field, this season’s Scott Darley Challenge had no shortage of competition, but Dobson came out on top and picked up the $19,000 winner’s cheque along with a Lap 19 leading bonus of $1,000. Press Releases1/15
  • Column)"Sprint Car Racing Returns to SW Florida for First Time in 4 Years"Florida Open Wheel 1/15

3:40am

RESULTS...

  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)In 1994, Andy Hillenburg became the first Oklahoman to win the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. Twenty-two years later, the Golden Driller has made its way home as Norman, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell made his mark in the history books as the champion of the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. Earning the victory for Keith Kunz Motorsports, Bell’s win puts Keith with six overall Chili Bowl titles as a car owner since 1994 when Hillenburg wheeled the Keith and Rusty Kunz owned entry to Victory Lane. ASCS 1/15
  • Sprintcar All Stars)In front of a huge crowd at Simpson Speedway Cory Eliason driving for Adam Curry in the USA00 Awesome Landscape/Maxwill Racing Engines KPC picked up his first major win in Australia and collected a cool $10,000 for his efforts. The low budget young South Australian team arrived in a small van and enclosed trailer with just enough spares to keep them on track if needed but the talented young driver did not require any of them. The team were pumped at their win which was a huge reward for all their effort. Eliasons track speed was thrilling to watch. Race Results 1/15

Saturday  January 14th 2016

The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong. Andy Rooney

1:40pm

PRESS...

  • NSCHOF)For the ninth time in his career, Donny Schatz of Fargo, North Dakota, was voted the “Driver of the Year” by the North American 410 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers. The 2016 World of Outlaws (WoO) champion earned seventeen (17) of the twenty (20) first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. The other first-place vote-getters were Daryn Pittman, Jason Johnson and the late Bryan Clauson. Press Releases1/14
  • MSCS)The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series officials have completed the process of scheduling events for 2017. There will be 17 MSCS sanctioned events at 6 different speedways. The schedule is balanced with events each month from April until October. Press Releases1/14
  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)Justin Grant was the man to beat on Friday night inside the River Spirit Expo Center, where he captured the final preliminary night during the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire before claiming the pole shuffle to garner the pole position for Saturday's A Main. Grant outlasted 91 competitors, which pushed the total entrants to a record 365 drivers during this year's marquee midget event, for the win as Daryn Pittman charged from eighth to second place with Ronnie Gardner rounding out the podium. ASCS 1/14
  • SOD)After the success and popularity of its new beyond limits format of Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP in its inaugural year, the 2017 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt schedule has been eagerly awaited.  It has now been released and SOD will return to Butler Speedway, Crystal Motor Speedway, Hartford Speedway, Merritt Speedway, and Thunderbird Raceway.  In addition, Baer Field Motorsports Park and Manistee County Fairgrounds Speedway will also host SOD races.  The season will open on April 29th at the traditional home of the SOD season opener, Crystal Motor Speedway.  The season will end at Crystal Motor Speedway on September 2nd with SOD’s biggest race of the year, the Mike Olrich Memorial Race.Press Releases1/14

1:45am

RESULTS...

  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)The final day of qualifying for the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire was one filled with emotion as California's Justin Grant found Victory Lane for the first time in Preliminary Night competition; and did it in a Clauson-Marshall mount one year after Bryan Clauson took his final checkered flag atop the clay of the Tulsa Expo Raceway.  ASCS 1/14

Friday  January 13th 2016

Some people are immune to good advice. Saul Goodman

9:45pm

PRESS...

  • Hein Brothers photos from night 3 of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl with more flip sequences are in SpeedShotz 1/13
  • NSCHOF)Sam Hafertepe, Jr., of Sunnyvale, Texas, was voted the 2016 “Driver of the Year” by the North American 360 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the first time. Hafffertepe, the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) national tour champion, earned ten (10) of the first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. Sam Hafertepe, Jr., and Keith Dobbs earned the “Team of the Year” award, too.Press Releases1/13
  • NSCHOF)The late sprint car driver Bryan Clauson of California and then Indiana has been named the recipient of the 2016 “Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport” by all three voting panels of the North American Sprint Car Poll. According to poll founder and current National Sprint Car Museum curator Tom Schmeh, after whom the award was permanently named back in 2014, “The poll’s Outstanding Contribution Award is the museum foundation’s highest honor for current achievers in the sport, as it is voted on by industry insiders from the 360-, 410-cubic-inch, and non-winged sprint car divisions. I think our panelists saw Bryan’s legacy with the Race to Save Lives organ donation program and they decided this just had to happen. It speaks to the genuine respect that voters in all three classes had for what Bryan accomplished during his short but remarkable life and career.”Press Releases1/13
  • NSCHOF)Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, today was named the 2016 “Driver of the Year” by the North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the first time. The United States Auto Club (USAC) point champion earned three (3) first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. Richard Hoffman, owner of Bacon’s famed number 69 sprint car earned the 2016 non-winged sprint car “Team of the Year” award.Press Releases1/13
  • NSCHOF)The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the names of its eight inductees for 2017. Those that will be inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 3, during the twenty-eighth annual ceremonies in Knoxville, Iowa, are: Drivers: Dave Darland, Tony Elliott, Terry McCarl. Owners-Mechanics-Builders-Manufacturers-Car Sponsors: Guy Forbrook, John Singer. Promoters-Officials-Media Members-Event/Series Sponsors: Doug Auld, W. Pat Sullivan. Pre-1945: Earl Cooper. Press Releases1/13
  • URC)The United Racing Club is putting the finishing touches on their 2017 schedule which is one of many things that will be released during next weekends 3 day Motorsports Show. The United Racing Club which will showcase 2014 and 2016 URC Champion Davie "No Panic" Franek and URC rookie Kris Lilick in their booth will also be releasing their Series Title Sponsor as well. URC 1/13
  • Hunt Wingless)The C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour has officially released the 2017 schedule of events, which showcases 12 events at five different tracks throughout Northern California. The season starts on Saturday February 25 with the lone visit this season to the Marysville Raceway for the annual Sherm & Loree Toller Memorial. The event is the official kick-off for Sprint Car racing in Northern California and always finds a packed house of fans in attendance. The tour will also compete in a pair of events at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway, with those being the Saturday March 11 Silver Cup Race of Champions and the annual Wednesday night Gold Cup Race of Champions opener on September 6. Press Releases1/13
  • POWRi WAR East)The newly formed POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East Sprint Car Series schedule has been released, featuring an agenda comprised of 13 events. Starting off 2017, the WAR East Sprint Cars debut at Fayette County Speedway on Saturday, April 1st for their Season Opener. Press Releases1/13
  • Giovanni Scelzi)Giovanni Scelzi broke onto the sprint car scene in a big way in 2016. Scelzi, who turned 15-years-old right after last season ended, captured a championship during his inaugural year in a 360ci winged sprint car. With the support and a ride from Roth Motorsports, Scelzi garnered the King of Kings title as well as four podiums, seven top fives and 12 top 10s in 17 sprint car races. Press Releases1/13
  • Park City KS/SLS Promotions)Tickets are now on sale for the Kansas Outlaw Klassic, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas on Saturday, May 6 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023. Press Releases1/13
  • Racin Boys)Oklahoma native Christopher Bell captured his third Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire preliminary victory in the past four years on Thursday inside the River Spirit Expo Center, where nearly 100 drivers battled during Round 3 of the premier midget event's 31st edition. Press Releases1/13

2:45am

RESULTS...

  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)For the second year running, Oklahoma's Christopher Bell raced his DC Solar/Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 71W to Victory Lane in Thursday's John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night at the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. A show of dominance by the native of Norman, Bell's third Preliminary Night victory locks him into his fourth championship A-Feature in as many years. ASCS 1/13

Thursday  January 12th 2016

Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well. Jack London

8:30pm

PRESS...

  • Hein Brothers photos from night 2 of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl with more flip sequences are in SpeedShotz 1/12
  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)Local favourite and last year’s winner of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge John Vogels is making a return to the All Stars to take out the show for the second time. No other competitor has won twice and Vogels will be creating history if he succeeds. The crowd will be behind him 100% and this may give him the extra incentive needed. Press Releases1/12
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  • Marysville Raceway CA)Marysville Raceway is pleased to host 23 events at the quarter-mile dirt oval in 2017. The upcoming season will consist of an eight month stretch beginning in February and ending in late October. “We have come up with a wide-ranging schedule of events that really offers plenty of great grassroots racing that our fans have come to enjoy,” said Promoter Dennis Gage. Press Releases1/12
  • Atlantic City NJ)While most of the Indoor Auto Racing Series Presented By VP Fuels stars head into Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on January 27-28, 2017 with race proven equipment, crowd favorite Andy Jankowiak’s quest for a fourth career Indoor Auto Racing Series victory hinges on the successful completion of an all new Three Quarter (TQ) Midget of his own design. Press Releases1/12
  • Silver Dollar Speedway CA)The highly anticipated 2017 auto racing schedule has been released by Silver Dollar Speedway. The Speedway will host 30 events starting in March and concluding at the end of September. “There was a lot of hard work put into scheduling the type of racing that the fans at Silver Dollar Speedway have been accustomed to seeing,” said Promoter Dennis Gage. “We are looking forward to hosting various divisions of cars and providing fan friendly-exciting auto racing at the Speedway in 2017.” Press Releases1/12
  • PPB Motorsports 2017)Matt Sheppard, who turned the most potentially adverse moment of his driving career into the most productive season of his life, will be among the honorees on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Pioneer Buildings Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show in Oaks, Pa. Press Releases1/12

3:00am

RESULTS...

  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)Adding to the list of first time winners at the Tulsa Expo Raceway, California's Travis Berryhill solidified his spot in Saturday's championship feature event with a win in Wednesday's Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tulsa Qualifying Night at the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. The 42nd different preliminary night winner in Chili Bowl history, Berryhill was chased to the line by fellow Californians, Jake Swanson and Colby Copeland with all three punching their ticket into Saturday's A-Main for the first time. ASCS 1/12

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  • Premier Speedway AU)Once again in 2017 the Classic Breakfast, as held at the popular Flying Horse Bar and Brewery is proving to be a hot ticket item! The now traditional heart starter to the Classic weekend will again be held from 9.30am on Friday January 20, 2017 with the MC again being Mr. Wade Aunger. Press Releases1/12
  • Racing Xtravaganza)Viper Risk Management Group, LLC has come on board to be the official Presenting Stage Sponsor at the upcoming Racing Xtravaganza Show. Racing Xtravaganza is just four short weeks away, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, February 4-5 at the Utz Arena on the York Fairgrounds. Central PA 1/12
  • PPB Motorsports 2017)Rising NASCAR star Jeff Earnhardt will be part of the excitement at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2017 Fueled by Sunoco Racing Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car Trade Show. The three day show, running from Friday, January 20th thru Sunday, January 22nd, will take place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. The show, covering 250,000 square feet of hall, offers just about everything imaginable in motorsports. Press Releases1/12
  • Northline Speedway AU)With preparations fully underway for the 2017 season, Darwin’s Northline Speedway are calling for expressions of interest from teams for the Chariots of Thunder Series, which is set to return to the track for the 11th season running. Press Releases1/12
  • Paul Freeman)The 410 Sprintcar driven by Paul Freeman has recently undergone an unexpected makeover, following a huge wreck in an Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW round late last year at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway but he can’t wait to get back behind the wheel. Press Releases1/12
  • Darryl Campbell)After spending the Christmas-New Year period on the sidelines, Darryl Campbell is looking forward to returning to the track at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway for the annual Scott Darley Challenge this Friday and Saturday night. As a former rival of Darley’s in firstly Litre Sprintcars and then later 410 Sprintcars, along with being a mate, the Scott Darley Challenge is an event that’s close to his heart. Press Releases1/12
  • Antony Jeffrey)Ryan Jones has teamed up with Sydney-based car owner Antony Jeffrey to pilot the NSW # 50 Triple X machine for three banner race meetings at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway throughout the rest of January. Press Releases1/12
  • Corey McCullagh)Corey McCullagh’s 2016-17 season took a turn for the better following his victory in last Saturday night’s eighth Eureka Garages & Sheds Sprintcar Series round at Moama’s Heartland Raceway. After a strong start to the season, which was highlighted by a third-place finish in the Jackpot Invitational event at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway, the Warrnambool-based racer encountered a run of misfortune which was eventually traced back to some small but significant issues with his Vic # 90 Warrnambool RV & Caravan Centre supported Maxim. Press Releases1/12

Wednesday  January 11th 2016

Unless your government is respectable, foreigners will invade your rights; and to maintain tranquillity, it must be respectable - even to observe neutrality, you must have a strong government. Alexander Hamilton

6:50pm

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  • Loads of Hein Brothers photos from night 1 of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl with a few flip sequences are in SpeedShotz 1/11
  • USAC)On Saturday, January 28th, the United States Auto Club’s Western racing division will celebrate their 2016 season at the annual Awards Banquet. Hosted by the Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, racers with the CRA Sprint Car, West Coast Sprint Car, SouthWest Sprint Car, Western States Midget, Western HPD Midget, and National Micro Sprint Series will be honored. USAC 1/11
  • Racin Boys)The 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire got off to a rousing start on Tuesday night inside the River Spirit Expo Center. A total of 90 competitors battled it out through heat races, qualifiers, D Mains, C Mains, B Mains and a 25-lap A Main that culminated with Tyler Courtney securing his first career Chili Bowl preliminary victory. Larry Wight advanced from seventh to second place and Zach Daum maneuvered from 10th to third as both drivers joined Courtney to lock into Saturday's main event. Press Releases1/11
  • World of Outlaws)In just a little more than 30 days, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will embark on a new season and renew the stakes at one of dirt racing's biggest shows. The 46th annual DIRTcar Nationals, from February 14-25, offers 12 action-packed days of racing featuring multiple series.DIRT/World of Outlaws 1/11
  • Willis TX/SLS Promotions)Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural “Gator Outlaw Bash,” featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas on Saturday, March 4, 2017 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023. Press Releases1/11

Tuesday  January 10th 2016

Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find a woman I don't like and just give her a house. Rod Stewart

11:50pm

RESULTS...

  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)Indiana's Tyler Courtney spent his morning unveiling the new #Driven2SaveLives program in honor of Bryan Clauson, and spent his evening driving like him as the pilot of the Clauson-Marshall Racing No. 7BC raced to his first preliminary A-Feature win in Chili Bowl competition, and in doing so, locks into his first Chili Bowl Championship feature event. ASCS 1/10

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  • Selinsgrove Speedway PA)Selinsgrove Speedway unveiled the historic half-mile clay oval’s 2017 schedule of events Monday evening. The lineup features no fewer than nine different divisions over the 25-race season, 14 of which are sanctioned events. 360 sprint cars, the track’s weekly headline open wheel division for the fourth consecutive season, will compete in 20 races. The United Racing Club (URC) will make stops April 22 in the 37th Annual Jack Gunn Memorial, May 27, June 3 for the Kramer Cup, July 29 and July 30 in the two-day Mach 1 Chassis National Open, Aug. 12, and Sept. 2. Central PA 1/10
  • Premier Speedway AU)With entries now standing at 106 drivers and teams, the breakdown of who will qualify on which night at the 45th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is keenly sought. While late entries will still be considered, the list of 106 drivers, including 11 Americans, is a relative who’s who of Sprintcar Racing. Former winners Jamie Veal (2016), Kyle Hirst (USA 2015), Steven Lines (2011-13), Ian Loudoun (2012), Shane Stewart (USA 2010), three time winners Brooke Tatnell (1995, 99 & 2009), Max Dumesny (1992, 94 and 2004) and Kerry Madsen (2005, 07 and 08) will all be looking to add little more silverware to their trophy cabinets! Press Releases1/10
  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)More than 90 of the record 375 entrants at the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will take to the quarter-mile dirt oval on Tuesday for the first preliminary night of action inside the River Spirit Expo Center. ASCS 1/10
  • New Zealand Title)This weekends NZ Title can be seen at the follow link late Thursday night and late Friday night in the USA. http://velocitynet.cleeng.com/new-zealand-sprint-cars-night-1/E129211914_NZ 1/10
  • Oswego Speedway NY)Dan Kapuscinski, Oswego Speedway’s Public Relations Director since December of 2011, will be stepping down from his full-time role at the Steel Palace effective Friday, January 27. Kapuscinski, 31, who recently celebrated the birth of his family’s first child, Michael Peter on December 6, will be stepping away from the motorsports field full-time to take on a public relations role at an area school district. Press Releases1/10
  • SOD)King Engine Bearings has signed on as the title sponsor for the prestigious Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP 2017 King of Michigan at Hartford Speedway. When confirming the partnership, Phillip Data, National Sales Manager for King Engine Bearings, wrote: “We are very excited to partner with the prestigious Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt and the fantastic racing venue at the Hartford Speedway. The Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt is truly one of the most exciting race series around and has been one of the premier sprint car racing sanctioning organizations for 38 years. The Hartford Speedway is a top of the line venue and their new track configuration promises to be a real crowd pleaser. The 2017 season looks to be the best yet and we are so excited to be a part of the fast paced action.” Press Releases1/10
  • Jackson Motorplex MN)Jackson Motorplex has created several incentive programs for 410ci winged sprint car teams in 2017. First, officials at the half-mile oval will offer a loyalty travel bonus, which is calculated on the miles a team will travel to compete as well as the number of events a team has raced in. There are nine 410 sprint car events that qualify (listed at the end of the press release) and mileage will be calculated from the race team's shop during each event. Press Releases1/10
  • POWRi)POWRi and Fairbury American Legion Speedway officials are pleased to release the dates for the inaugural Sprint Mania's FALS Classic on Friday, October 6th and Saturday, October 7th. In what will feature some of the best action-packed racing for wing and non-wing sprint cars, the famed quarter mile bullring known as FALS will come to life in October for the first time in speedway history. Press Releases1/10
  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)Indiana Donor Network announced today it is teaming up with Clauson-Marshall Racing to promote organ, tissue and eye donation and transplantation through Driven2SaveLives®. The campaign, which launched in 2016 around the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, is now expanding into dirt track racing with the hopes of registering fans to become donors in honor of the late Bryan Clauson.ASCS 1/10

Monday  January 9th 2016

When the President does it, that means that it's not illegal. Richard M. Nixon

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  • Monday practice photos from the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl in Tulsa OK by Hein Brothers are in SpeedShotz 1/9
  • Kevin Thomas Jr)Kevin Thomas Jr. will drive the Blazin’ Racin’ Buffalo Wild Wings No. 82 winged sprint car owned by Todd and Susan LaHaise this season. The Don Ott-powered Maxim, under the leadership of Team Manager Greg McCormick will be running a mixture of 410 and 360 sprint car events. “I’m beyond grateful that Todd and Susan are taking this chance on me and believe that I have the talent to succeed in a wing car,” Thomas said. “They had plenty of experienced drivers to choose from and when I got the call I was floored. I’ve worked really hard to get where I am and I’m blessed that Todd, along with Greg, see the potential we have as a team.”  Press Releases1/9
  • Austin Nemire)Sylvania Northview High School student Austin Nemire won't be in school this week. It's not because he's sick, well at least not yet. He'll be spending the week participating in the largest short track racing event in the country, the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, an indoor open wheel midget event held in the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa. Like the other 370 participants and the 6,500 fans that will fill the building over the course of the next five days, Nemire runs the risk of coming home with the dreaded “Chili Bowl flu,” but it's a risk he's willing to take to have a chance to race his way into Saturday night's 55-lap main event.  Press Releases1/9
  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)With USA & Aussie Stars the magnitude of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge grows every year and with added prize money makes the event the richest A Main for 360’s in Australia. The 7th running of this event is a highlight for the season.  Press Releases1/9
  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi is excited for his biggest Australian test to date when he will compete three straight nights at Valvoline Raceway this weekend. Scelzi, who is driving for Wormall Motorsport, will be part of Team USA as the bullring in Sydney hosts the Origin of Speed on Thursday. Eight states and territories, including the United States, will battle it out in several main events during the unique event.  Press Releases1/9
  • USAC)The state of Illinois will play host to a triple-header docket of events featuring the USAC Midget National Championship in Macon, Lincoln and Springfield on Independence Day weekend in 2017. Beginning on Saturday, July 1, the tour heads off to Macon Speedway for the first time in a decade. The intense one-fifth-mile bullring's history with the USAC National Midgets dates to 1959 when local hero Don Branson took the checkered flag.
  • Donny Ray Crawford Foundation)This year's finale of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire falls on a challenging day for the racing community. The marquee midget event, which is held this Tuesday through Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center, wraps up its 31st edition on the five-year anniversary of the passing of local favorite Donnie Ray Crawford.  Press Releases1/9
  • 34 Raceway IA)34 Raceway held its 2016 Season Awards Banquet in Burlington Saturday night January 7. The evening included a banquet meal, recognition of top ten drivers, sponsors and also included a number of special aware recipients as well. 34 Raceway completed another successful year at the local 3/8 mile track and are looking forward to another great year in 2017 with some familiar and new events coming this year.  Press Releases1/9

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  • Jonathan Allard)Seeing his winning streak snapped at Western Springs Speedway to start off 2017, Jonathan Allard returned to his winning ways on January 4th as he won the rain delayed feature event that ran in conjunction with the International Midget Series event. Press Releases1/9
  • Cory Eliason)After taking part in the annual Tulsa Shootout to ring in 2017, Cory Eliason departed the prestigious Micro Sprint Event and headed to Australia for the first time in his career and picked up a ninth place finish during his first night of action. Press Releases1/9
  • Premier Speedway AU)Nathan Smee produced a drive for the ages to claim victory in tonight’s 2017 Victorian Speedcar Title having overcome a deflated inside rear tyre prior to the drop of the green flag. With a stout field in the house the heat racing action was frantic on a racy surface, beneath sunny skies at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool. Press Releases1/9
  • USAC)The first ever indoor event in the history of USAC's IMRA and Midwest Thunder Midget series comes to the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin on Saturday, Feb. 18. The racing extravaganza at the Mini Magic Mile features a full-slate of racing with two separate events in one single day. The morning's racing program includes complete shows for the Winged Outlaw Karts, Pro Clone 350+ Go-Karts and Junior 2 Go-Karts. Morning practice for the three classes begins at 8:30am (CT) with the day's first of two programs scheduled to conclude around 2:30pm. USAC 1/9
  • Sammy Swindell)Sammy Swindell is out for vengeance at this year's 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire. Swindell has won the most events - five - and has earned the most Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions wins - four - during the premier midget event inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. However, he is looking to erase the sour memories from last year's event when he returns to the bullring this Tuesday for the Race of Champions before his preliminary night on Wednesday. Press Releases1/9
  • Tony Bruce Jr)Tony Bruce Jr. is as ready as he has ever been entering the famed 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire. Bruce Jr., who will drive for Team Eights for the third straight year at the marquee midget event inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., this Tuesday through Saturday, is coming off his career-best midget result during his most recent race. Press Releases1/9
  • Oswego Speedway NY)Each year motorsports news affiliate Speed51.com conducts their annual vote for short track racing’s best of, known as “The 51’s”, presented by JEGS. The 2016 edition of “The 51’s” sees Oswego Speedway nominated in two headline categories, first for Short Track of the Year as well as Best Short Track/Series Social Media. Press Releases1/9
  • Johnny Herrera)Johnny Herrera is aiming to make his first-ever A Main during the Chili Bowl Nationals finale. Herrera will pilot a midget for Roger and Lara Miller at the premier midget event, which is hosted inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Tuesday through Saturday. Herrera kicks off the 31st edition of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire with his preliminary night on Wednesday. Press Releases1/9
  • Seth Bergman)Seth Bergman is heading to the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire this week. "We didn't think we were going to run the Chili Bowl this year, but it all came together at the last minute," he said. "I'm excited to get back there. I haven't been able to run a midget very often, but I feel like we're getting better and I'm getting more comfortable each time we've hit the track the last couple of years." Press Releases1/9
  • SEMA)SEMA President & CEO Chris Kersting today praised U.S. Representative Patrick McHenry (R-NC) and his colleagues for reintroducing H.R. 350, the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2017 (RPM Act). The bipartisan bill, which was submitted for reintroduction on the first day of the new Congress, protects Americans’ right to modify street vehicles into dedicated racecars and industry’s right to sell the parts that enable racers to compete. Press Releases1/9
  • Josh Baughman)Josh Baughman recently found a ride for the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire. Baughman will pilot the No. 3j owned by Jim Neuman as he tackles the premier midget event inside the River Spirit Expo Center for the third time. Baughman's preliminary night is slated for Thursday followed by the finale on Saturday. Press Releases1/9
  • Ryan Smith)Sprint car driver Ryan Smith has developed a deep friendship with fellow driver and car builder Ryan Linder. While thousands of miles separate the two - Smith lives in Pennsylvania and Linder in Arizona - the pair have a bond like brothers. That friendship has opened the door for Smith to compete once again in midget racing's biggest event - the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, which takes place Tuesday through Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. Press Releases1/9
  • Racin Boys)Only one day remains before a record number of entrants tackle the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire. Approximately 375 entries have been filed for the premier midget event, which runs Tuesday through Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center. Press Releases1/9
  • Racing Promotion Monthly)Five of six nominees for Racing Promotion Monthly's Auto Racing Promoter of the Year are multi-time nominees. The nominees’ experience ranges from three years to 20 or more years years and among them are promoters of four paved, and two dirt ovals. Three are affiliated with NASCAR, one with IMCA, one with USRA, and one operates independently. Press Releases1/9
  • SOD)On Friday, August 4th, for the first time since July 18, 1999, Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP will be racing at the Manistee County Fairgrounds in Onekama, Michigan. Since SOD’s last race at the Manistee County Fairgrounds, auto racing at the Northern Michigan ½ mile oval has been off and on, but a recently renewed interest in bringing auto racing back to the fairgrounds has resulted in the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP beyond limits sprint cars returning to the speedway during the community’s 2017 Onekama Days. Press Releases1/9
  • Cory Turner)Cory Turner's 2016 season is in the rear-view mirror, and he's set to make his debut in both a Midget car and the prestigious Chili Bowl Midget Nationals next week in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Cory will drive the #9c prepared by Sean Dodenhoff Motorsports indoors at the Tulsa Expo Raceway. The 31st annual edition of the Chili Bowl has drawn a record 363 entries and counting. Cory will have a tall order in front of him when he gets on track for his qualifying night on Wednesday, January 11. Press Releases1/9
  • Murray Bridge Speedway AU)Mount Gambier’s Steven Lines tuned up for the big races ahead with a stunning victory last night in the Murray Bridge Toyota USC SA International Sprintcar event at the Murray Machining and Sheds Speedway. After starting from position 5 Lines was the first driver to find the high side of the track to his liking as he executed a series of stunning manoeuvres to charge to the front of the field and despite losing his brakes during the lap 19 red light for Robbie Farr he held on to defeat an impressive Brad Keller and Knoxville Nationals Champion Jason Johnson. Press Releases1/9
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Port Royal Speedway has released an ambitious 31-date slate of racing events for the upcoming 2017 season. The schedule is filled with some of the biggest shows for stock cars and sprint cars to ever take place at the historic oval since auto racing began there in the late 1930s. The 2017 season gets underway with the season opener on Saturday, March 11 with a twin bill of Weikert’s Livestock 410 sprints and River Valley Builders super late models. Press Releases1/9
  • Thunder On The Hill)Five events highlight a series of specials that would make even the most loyal race fans salivate for the 28th year of action for the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series events at the Grandview Speedway. One hundred and twenty-four events have been presented in this co-promotion between Bruce Rogers, owner of Grandview Speedway, and Bob Miller, special events promoter -- with nearly 4.3 million dollars distributed to competitors. Central PA 1/9
  • POWRi)The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series kicks off the 2017 season with a 29 event schedule, starting at the fifth annual Turnpike Challenge on March 24th and 25th at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Oklahoma, co-sanctioning with the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series. Press Releases1/9

Saturday  January 7th 2016

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. Albert Einstein

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  • Grandview Speedway PA)Kicking off the 55th consecutive season of auto racing entertainment at NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway will be the first of several doubleheaders featuring the Outlaw Enduro competition and Blast from the Past Vintage Racers on Sunday, March 18th. Press Releases1/7
  • SOD)Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP proudly announces that Driven Racing Oil has partnered with SOD to present the Battlegrounds Bash for the three 2017 SOD races at Butler Speedway. Butler Speedway is the birthplace of sprint car racing in Michigan. Sprints On Dirt, leads all regional sprint car racing sanctioning bodies as the most progressive, innovative body in the nation. The partnership of these two leaders presents racers and fans alike a great opportunity to be part of a new, exciting mini-series. Press Releases1/7
  • Brock Zearfoss)The Fifth Annual Brock Zearfoss Racing Fundraiser will hit center stage in nearly a week, bringing together Brock Zearfoss fans and supporters from all corners of the viewing area for an opportunity to spend an evening with the two-time Central Pennsylvania feature winner, as well as enter for a chance to win multiple raffle prizes and giveaways. Six major raffle prizes have been announced with more expected to arise during the next few days. Press Releases1/7
  • Dirt Track Heroes)As the Tenth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show continues towards the opening day of the event, the management staff has been putting the many pieces in place for what will be another highly successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing coming together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The show will begin on March 5th and run through March 11th with a full itinerary of interview sessions and demonstrations set to take place. Press Releases1/7
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)A fold of new sponsors has recently signed on to sponsor Port Royal Speedways cast of premier auto racing divisions and events. The historic oval welcomes new division title sponsors Creasy Signs of Bloomsburg and Juniata Junction of Mifflintown while River Valley Builders of Middleburg will increase its sponsorship role for the new 2017 season. Creasy Signs of Bloomsburg, doing custom design, painting and graphics work for some 35 years has taken over the title sponsorship role of the Port Royal 305 Sprint Series, sanctioned by the PASS/IMCA 305 sprints. Central PA 1/7
  • Waynesfield Raceway Park OH)With the finishing touches being made to the 2017 racing calendar, Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio is already gearing up for the season opener in late April. The track, carved out of the cornfields of western Ohio, announced some of the must-see events of the 2017 season promising fans some of the best racing in the mid-west. April 22nd will mark the season opener for the famed 1/3rd mile oval. The opener will feature all five weekly classes returning for full points chases.Press Releases1/7
  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)The Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions goes into its ninth year with a field of 20 former VIROC winners, Owner Champion choices, and Chili Bowl Driver champions set for the 20 lap shootout. Normally a $2,500 to win event for these select drivers, this year's will bring an added bonus to the winner thanks to Doug and Mary Harris with HE&M SAW as well as Greg and Kim Stewart with Fast Lane Racing Apparel. In honor of Bryan Clauson, the winner will walk away with an amount to honor Clauson's No. 63 with the winner earning $6,363.63. Stewart, whose daughter Lauren was engaged to Clauson, said of the tribute to 63, "We talked about different ways to honor Bryan's many successes on the track. Paying the winner of the VIROC $6,363.63 seemed like the thing to do. Bryan will always be our favorite Chili Bowl Champion."ASCS 1/7

Friday  January 6th 2016

Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they're making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that's the difference. Lou Holtz

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  • Donny Schatz)Arctic Cat, a world leader in designing, engineering and manufacturing all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and side-by-sides, announced today a partnership with eight-time World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz for next week’s 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire being held at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Press Releases1/6
  • Oswego Speedway NY)Former Bud Light SBS Classic champion Cameron Rowe is reloading for the upcoming season at Oswego Speedway, looking to make a return to Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane for the first time since 2012, driving an all new Gen 5 FFB Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super chassis. Press Releases1/6
  • Atlantic City NJ)Three Quarter (TQ) Midget drivers Ryan Flores and Tommy Catalano left the December 30-31 Allentown, Pa. Indoor Auto Racing double header with the best results of their driving careers. It made the long ride home to North Carolina and up-state New York much quicker. The pair will now head to historical Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., on Friday and Saturday, January 27th and 28th with renewed confidence. They'll be pre-race favorites when the 2016-2017 Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP finale, the biggest race of them all - the 15th annual ‘NAPA Know How’ Gamblers Classic, is the feature attraction. Press Releases1/6
  • Premier Speedway AU)One of the hottest young drivers in the country at the moment, Sammy Walsh, has entered to take on the best of the best at the 45th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, however judging by the latest group of entrants he no certainty to have things his own way. Driving the distinctive Rocket Industries, Fleck Earthmoving, Aeroflow Performance Products N92, Walsh’s recent form has been more than encouraging having tasted victory at Sydney Speedway and then backing it up at Sungold Stadium with a second place finish to Jamie Veal in the 2nd Annual Max’s Race on December 17. Press Releases1/6
  • Mansfield Motor Speedway OH)For the first time since 1999, racing fans will see dirt back on Mansfield's half-mile track in the 2017 racing season. Gateway Dirt Nationals Promoter Cody Sommer announced Thursday via press release that he is taking over as the promoter of the former Spitzer Motor Speedway, renaming it Mansfield Motor Speedway, and will revert the course back to a dirt track. http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/1/6
  • Photos)Hein Brothers has a 2016 photo collecton at SteelCity1/6

Thursday  January 5th 2016

Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy. Isaac Newton

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  • POWRi West)Officials with the POWRi West Lucas Oil Series are excited to release the 2017 race schedule which will feature visits to two new tracks and the return of the series to local favorites. The schedule contains 26 races for the upcoming season, including two co-sanction events with the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association (RMMRA), and eight co-sanctioned events with the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midgets. Press Releases1/5
  • Column)Pat& Bruce Eckel have notes from the last 2 shows of 2016 in A Typical Weekend1/5
  • Civil War)With the schedule for the 27th season of the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster getting released on New Years Eve, the Prentice Motorsports Group announces a payout structure change for the 2017 season. KoW 1/5
  • Placerville Speedway CA)Entering its second year under the Russell Motorsports Inc. banner the El Dorado County Fairgrounds based Placerville Speedway has released its tentative schedule of events for the upcoming 52nd season of competition. Since opening in 1965 the Placerville Speedway has been a favorite among fans throughout Northern California. Well known for its steep banks, distinctive red clay, loyal fan base and extremely close action, the track is located just 40-minutes up the hill from the capital city of Sacramento. Press Releases1/5
  • Sprint Car Challenge)With the new year now upon us the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards is pleased to announce a couple of revisions to the previously released 2017 schedule of events. The first year Winged 360 Sprint Car series would like to welcome the always hooked up & exciting Petaluma Speedway to the inaugural slate of races. The Sonoma-Marin County Fairgrounds based 3/8 mile clay oval will host SCCT dates on Saturday April 29 and a special Monday showcase on July 3. The familiar adobe oval has become a favorite for fans over the years and is a great addition for the tour. Press Releases1/5
  • Racing Xtravaganza)The future fans of auto racing are very important and will be treated to an expanded Kids Zone at the upcoming Racing Xtravaganza show. The Kids Zone will be under exclusive sponsorship of Hickory Falls Family Entertainment Center of Hanover, the newest sponsor to the second year show. Racing Xtravaganza is set for Saturday and Sunday, February 4-5 at the Utz Arena on the York Fairgrounds. Central PA 1/5
  • OSCS)Boasting a schedule reaching nearly 30 events across much of the Buckeye State, the Ohio Sprint Car Series presented by Ohio Heating will work to achieve a new level of success in 2017, showcasing a schedule, point fund and contingency program that exceeds seasons prior. Now partnered with Ohio Heating as the presenting sponsor, the Ohio Sprint Car Series presented by Ohio Heating will promote talent and competitiveness during 25 confirmed dates in 2017, with the potential for others to be confirmed during the next several weeks. Press Releases1/5
  • US 36 Raceway MO)The Staff of US 36 Raceway would like to invite all to our Drivers Meeting Saturday Morning at 11:00 am at Cameron, MO Community Center 915 North Ashland Drive in Cameron, MO 64429. Plans have been made to make 2017 a great year of racing and fun as we begin a new adventure at US 36 with Jon and Beth Boller at the reins. In our staff meeting the continued theme from Jon was Honesty, Integrity, Consistency, Family Fun and great racing action. Please join us at the Drivers Meeting as you the Drivers will vote on the payouts! Classes running weekly in 2017 include USRA Modified, USRA B-Modified, USRA Stock Car, Pure Stock and E-Modified. Check us out on Facebook and our website us36racewaydirttrack.weebly.com Specials will include but not limited to War Series Non-Wing and ASCS Sprint Cars adding to the excitement and fun! Feel the roar of the engines on the Very Fast High-Banked 3/8ths mile of Dirt as the racing action fires up April 28th 2017!!!!!! Friday Nights under the Lights, US 36 Raceway!!!!! 1/5
  • PPB Motorsports 2017)Interest in the Dorney Park Reunion display that will be part of the 32nd Annual Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2017 Fueled by Sunoco Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car & Trade Show continues to spiral upward. The Reunion, featuring drivers and race cars that participated at the legendary track, will have a huge amount of space devoted to it during the three day show that takes place January 20th to 22nd in the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center located in Oaks, PA and features just about anything imaginable in motorsports. Press Releases1/5
  • SOD)Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP has announced that RockAuto.com, the online auto parts store founded in Madison, Wisconsin in 1999 by automotive engineers, has joined SOD as a primary heat race sponsor partner for 2017. The opportunity became available when an existing sponsor moved up to a new, higher level SOD sponsorship. Press Releases1/5

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  • Kistler Racing Products)Due to prolonged medical restrictions from Paul Kistler's recent surgery and other family issues in recent days, we regret to announce that the 9thannual Kistler Open House has been CANCELLED. Kistler Racing Products will still be open Saturday January 14th for those who still want to make a visit. We thank everyone for their understanding of the decision made and apologize for any inconvenience. 1/5
  • Premier Speedway AU)After yet another brilliant season plying his craft across the United States and at the famed Knoxville Raceway, Ian Madsen has returned to Australia for a stint behind the wheel of the Watson’s Express Transport W66 entry with a tilt at the 45th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic high on the agenda. Press Releases1/5
  • Toby Bellbowen)It was a rough and at times tumble Christmas / New Year period for Toby Bellbowen. The driver of the Hogs Breath Café number 7 raced in four race meetings in seven days. A good result on the night of January 2 of eleventh has given the team a confidence booster as the big events in January approach. Press Releases1/5
  • Ian Madsen)Taking part in some epic battles to close out the year at Valvoline Raceway, Ian Madsen put an exclamation point on 2016 and got 2017 off to a great start as he picked up a pair of wins with the Watson’s Express Transport team. “This car was extremely fast all week and it was great to get a couple of wins for this team,” Madsen said. “Rob and Sandra Watson gave me a great opportunity down here and Rib, Clinton, and Dwayne are really working hard to give us a fast racecar.” Press Releases1/5
  • King of the West)With the calendar switching to 2017, the Prentice Motorsports Group is pleased to announce a 17-race schedule for the highly popular King of the West Series in what will be there 32nd season of operation on the West Coast. “I really hope our teams and fans enjoy this schedule that is made up of some traditional events, return to a former site we used to visit, and a trip to a facility for the first time in our existence,” PMG President John Prentice said. KoW 1/5
  • Lucas Oil Speedway MO)The biggest annual offseason gathering of Ozarks race fans returns to its historical roots on Saturday when the 30th annual Ozarks Area Racers Foundation Reunion takes place at the Ozark Empire Fairground E-Plex. Among 10 inductees into the Ozarks Area Racers Foundation Hall of Fame is Forrest Lucas, founder of Lucas Oil Products and owner of the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland - a motorsports complex that changed the area's racing landscape when it opened in 2006. Press Releases1/5
  • Brian Brown)Brian Brown has four races and a week under his belt in Australia with the Wormall Civil/FVP/Casey’s General Stores team. Four top six finishes highlighted the week, as the team got acquainted in the USA vs. Western Australia Speedweek at Quit Bunbury City Speedway and Perth Motorplex in Western Australia. After qualifying just 14th quick and finishing sixth in the opener a week ago Monday at Bunbury, he went on to finish fourth at Perth Tuesday, third at Bunbury Friday and fifth at Perth Sunday. He also registered quick time in the finale. Press Releases1/5
  • Hunt Wingless Tour)C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour is pleased to announce that operations & promotions of the series have been transferred to Glad Enterprises, Inc and Petaluma Speedway Promoter Rick Faeth for the upcoming 2017 season & beyond. The series, which holds the distinction of being the premier Non-Winged Sprint Car touring group in Northern California, was formed in 2008 by Roger Gleason, the proprietor of Joe Hunt Magnetos in Rancho Cordova. Gleason ran the tour until 2014, when Prentice Motorsports Group then took over stewardship. Press Releases1/5
  • Landon Simon)Sprint Car driver Landon Simon, 27, will pilot the Mt Baker Vapor-sponsored, Esslinger-powered XXX chassis at the Chili Bowl Nationals, January 7-15. This year, the midget team is owned by Simon and operated out of the Landon Simon Racing stable in Brownsburg, Ind. The current Indianapolis-based driver will represent his home state of Ohio for the sixth Chili Bowl Nationals to date; his third with Mt Baker Vapor on board and his first as a midget car owner. Press Releases1/5
  • Dirt Track Heroes)The defining details and preparations for the Tenth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show continue to fall into place on a daily basis as the management staff has been working diligently to put the many pieces in place for what is expected to be another successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing coming together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The show will begin on March 5th and run through March 11th with a full itinerary of interview sessions and demonstrations set to take place. Press Releases1/5
  • Thunderbowl Raceway CA)With the New Year’s holiday come & gone the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is happy to announce that tickets are now on sale for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series visit in March, along with the 24th annual Southwest Contractors Trophy Cup in October. Press Releases1/5
  • SOD)COMP Cams will continue its Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP primary heat race sponsorship for the 2017 season. COMP Cams’ partnership allows Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP to pay its competitors for winning heat races, something uncommon in sprint car racing. Racers appreciate the opportunity to be rewarded for top performance in preliminary races, not just the feature. Press Releases1/5

Tuesday  January 3rd 2016

I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve. J. R. R. Tolkien

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  • Premier Speedway AU)As the teams travel north to continue the sojourn that is World Series Sprintcars, the 2016-17 Speedweek Champion has been crowned while a popular South Aussie also claimed the Privateers Cup as more big names continue to roll in for the 45th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic! On a night that saw Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool reveal that it still can have a slightly nasty streak, James McFadden put on a display in front of large audience that yet again confirmed just how talented the pilot of the Milwaukee Tools Monte Motorsport W17 is. Press Releases1/3
  • CRASH PAD)Reduce your Risk of Spinal Injury with your new car or new seat or rebuild. The Right Stuff in your seat makes a difference when you need it most. Better Now than After. More CRASH PAD Info at www.802solutions.com 1/3
  • Sprint Invaders)Eight dates have been announced for the upcoming Sprint Invaders schedule. Additional dates will be added, but the series would like to reveal those that are in the books for 2017! The season opens at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on Saturday, April 1. Chris Martin won the opener last season, and used it to propel him to the season championship. Martin racked up four wins along the way. Press Releases1/3
  • OKC Trade Show)The 19th annual OKC Racers/High Performance Auction, Trade Show and Swap Meet is all set to take place this coming Friday and Saturday night, January 6-7, 2017, at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds and inside the Oklahoma Expo Hall. Also, one of the stars of The Discovery Channels hit show “Street Outlaws” will also be on hand to sign autographs and sell souvenirs. Consignments are wanted and you must call early for pre-consignment lot numbers as this show and trade show exhibit and swap meet space are also available now.Press Releases1/3
  • Sam Hafertepe Jr)Sam Hafertepe Jr. will kick off the 2017 season at next week’s Chili Bowl for midgets at the Tulsa Expo Center in Oklahoma. The 2016 Lucas Oil ASCS National champion is ready to go thanks to new partner, the Youth Racing League. The Sunnyvale, Texas native has made two B mains in his short Chili Bowl Career. Press Releases1/3
  • Clauson/Marshall Racing)The Clauson-Marshall Racing stable for next week’s Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, OK, is complete with the addition of Shane Golobic to the star-studded lineup. Golobic joins in on the team that includes World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz, NASCAR star Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Knoxville Nationals champion Jason Johnson and recent Junior Knepper 55 winner Tyler Courtney. Press Releases1/3
  • Danny Dietrich)Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will enter the 2017 season with not only a new look, but also a new name on the sideboard, as Weikert’s Livestock, Inc rejoins the Biglerville, Pennsylvania-based operation as the team’s title sponsor for the upcoming year. In addition, Boardman, Ohio’s Pace Performance and Fayetteville, Pennsylvania’s Gsell’s Whitetails will also join the Gary Kauffman Racing stable for the new year adding depth to a long list of dedicated supporters. Press Releases1/3
  • Max Stambaugh)Since announcing his plans to follow the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign full-time in 2017, “Mad Max” Stambaugh has been hard at work prepping the Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine/No. 33M. Despite committing to an entire season for Ray Marshall, Stambaugh will begin his 2017 campaign aboard his own Biggies Coast to Coast/Triple JJJ/Specialized Therapy/Dale’s Concrete/No. 5M sprinter, joining the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Bubba Raceway Park near Ocala, Florida, for three nights of action on February 9-11. Press Releases1/3
  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi wrapped up the four-race USA vs. WA Sprintcar Speedweek by producing his best-ever finish in Australia on Sunday when he powered to a runner-up result at Perth Motorplex. The Fresno, Calif., resident recorded two podiums, three top fives and four top 10s to finish tied for third place in the Speedweek standings.Press Releases1/3
  • Gary Taylor)Zac Taylor is excited for the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire next week after recently visiting car owner Cory Kruseman's shop in California. The midget racing extravaganza is set for Jan. 10-14 in Tulsa, Okla., and has a record 363 entries. Among the challengers Taylor will be facing include 57 former A-Feature starters along with seven Chili Bowl champions. There are drivers from five different countries entered in the event. Press Releases1/3
  • Racin Boys)A record 363 entries have been turned in for the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire, which begins a week from Tuesday inside the River Spirit Expo Center. The marquee midget event will again feature four preliminary nights before the finale on Jan. 14 as 57 previous A Main starters and 72 rookies are among the competitors vying for the coveted Golden Driller. Press Releases1/3
  • POWRi)The youthful and thriving Allstar Midget Series based out of the Kansas City, Missouri region will join POWRi in 2017. The goal of the Allstar Midget Series at its inception in 2014 was to bring midget racing back to the Kansas City area on a regular basis, after a 40 year absence. This goal has been accomplished and the next task for the Allstar Midget Series is to continue on the trajectory of growth for the series, building on their solid footing in the Kansas City region. Press Releases1/3

Monday  January 2nd 2016

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. J. R. R. Tolkien

11:50pm

PRESS...

  • PPB Motorsports 2017)When Ron Bouchard won the Talladega 500 NASCAR Cup race in a photo finish with Darrell Waltrip and Terry Labonte in 1981, it was considered one of the biggest upsets in NASCAR history. The win helped Bouchard clinch the Rookie of the Year honors even though he raced in just 22 of the 31 scheduled races that year. Press Releases1/2
  • URC)The first announcement came on Saturday night that the wingless portion of the United Racing Club will be racing at Weedsport Speedway in a joint effort with the Empire Super Sprints. The Ultimate Wingless Shootout at Weedsport Comes in 2017! $5,000 to win event on Sunday, June 25th and it will sure to be a packed show both in the pits and the grandstands. URC 1/2
  • USCS)The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters has released a 50+ race 2017 schedule of events covering nine states for its 21st season of competition. The series continues to grow and in addition to a National Championship will also contest title runs in three regional series during 2017. The three regions consist of the USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour that competes primarily in Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, West Tennessee and parts of Alabama. The USCS Southern Thunder Tour is the second regional series. The Southern Thunder Tour competes primarily in Eastern Alabama, Georgia, Florida, East Tennessee and North and South Carolina. USCS 1/2

Sunday  January 1st 2016

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. Isaac Asimov

11:45pm

PRESS...

  • ESS/URC)As the calendar turns to 2017, the Weedsport Speedway announces the first ever Ultimate Wingless Shootout! A $5,000 to win wingless event for 360 sprint cars from the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) and the United Racing Club (URC). The stage will be set on Sunday, June 25th, as the best 360 Sprint racers in the Northeast will go outside the box vying for a chance to be the first Wingless Shootout Champion. Weedsport’s Sportsman Shootout Series competitors will join the wingless warriors making for an exciting 1-2 punch. Press Releases1/1

RESULTS...

  • Allentown PA)Ryan Flores of Cornelius, N.C., swept the (Three Quarter) TQ Midget Indoor Racing Weekend features inside the Allentown (PA) PPL Center by outrunning upstart Tommy Catalano and hard charging Jimmy Blewett to win the main event Saturday night for the second straight night. “I got together with Erick (Rudolph) in the middle of the race on a restart and all of the sudden he (Tommy Catalano) is there making it three wide and taking the lead,” Flores said. Race Results 1/1
  • Tulsa Shootout)If there was ever a way to start the year, the finale of the 32nd Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout just set the bar as Missouri's Joe B. Miller laid waste to the field of the 55 lap Outlaw feature event with a run from the final starting spot to win the coveted Golden Driller in the night's championship Outlaw event. Adding a cherry on top, the win is Miller's first in Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout competition.ASCS 1/1
  • Tulsa Shootout)For the 32nd year, the Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout is set for a final run towards the coveted Golden Driller as the B-Mains have begun with drivers making their final bid into the A-Features on Sunday, January 1, 2017. ASCS 1/1

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