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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.  Thanks, Allan Holland hozehead@earthlink.net

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KO's Indiana Bullring Scene Kevin Oldham 11/8 BillW's Knoxville News Bill Wright 10/29 Hoosier Race Report Danny Burton (IN) 10/12
Florida Open Wheel Richard Golardi 1/14 Tri-State Outlook Duane Hancock (OH/IN/MI) 10/2 The West Coast Sprint Car Scene Joseph Terrell 1/19
NARC News Line Jim Allen 12/13 From the Grandstand Ron Rodda (CA) 1/8

A Typical Weekend Pat & Bruce Eckel (IN/IL) 12/17

Cravin Racin Dana Kuyawa 9/4 From Spurs To Slide Jobs Ashley Zimmerman (IL/IA) 1/10  

The Roth Motorsports ride of Aaron Reutzel for 2021

David Gravel's Big Game Motorsports ride for 2021 with the World of Outlaws

Michael “Buddy” Kofoid kicked off Arizona Speedway’s Inaugural “Wild Wing Shootout” by racing to victory lane in Friday and Saturday night’s main events atop the 1/3-mile clay oval. TWC Photos

 

 

Kyle Larson on his way to victory during All Star Circuit of Champions sprint car competition at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, June 10th, 2020. Alan Messick photo   Click image for larger view

Michael “Buddy” Kofoid kicked off Arizona Speedway’s Inaugural “Wild Wing Shootout” by racing to victory lane in Friday night’s 30-lap main event atop the 1/3-mile clay oval. TWC Photo

Say What!

 “This is the best track I think we’ve had all week, it’s amazing what the weather will do to it, It was just about not breaking the momentum when we got to lapped traffic, just trying to find the rights spots and right moments to get underneath people and put them a lap down.” Tony Stewart in Wild Wing Shootout victory lane on the final night.

“It’s a good thing that wasn’t a 40-lap race or even a 36-lap race, going down the backstretch I think she let go. It soaked oil everywhere, I just tried to limp it home, I’m pretty speechless right now, it’s pretty cool to go back-to-back against all these guys.” Buddy Kofoid  in Wild Wing Shootout victory lane night 2.

“Rizzy and Connor and Andy, the whole crew, they gave me a hell of a car, not too bad for a non-wing team, I figured the bottom would be the place to be once traffic strung out, I just put the wing back and worked the brake more, ran the bottom the best that I could. I didn’t know har ahead I was, I just tried not to let it slip away.” Buddy Kofoid commented in Wild Wing Shootout victory lane.

Gene's Corner
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Gene Marderness has been shooting at Dirt Tracks across America since the 60's. He has tons of great classic shots and we are going to post some here in Gene's Corner.

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What's Coming Up?

All Stars 1/29-30 Screven GA

All Stars 2/1-2 Tampa FL

All Stars 2/3-4 Barberville FL

World of Outlaws 2/5-7 Barberville FL

Top Gun 2/4-6 Tampa FL

USCS 2/5-6 Clewiston FL

USAC Midgets Ocala FL 2/5-6

Ronald Laney Memorial 360 2/11-13 Tampa FL

USAC Sprints 2/11-13 Ocala FL

World of Outlaws 2/12 Woodstock GA

World of Outlaws 2/13 Eastaboga AL

Dirt Station

2021 Central PA Sprint Car Point Series

2/20 Lincoln Speedway

2020 FINAL

1. 48 Danny Dietrich 1256 12
2. 39M Anthony Macri 1249 9
3. 51 Freddie Rahmer 1157 8
4. 5 Brent Marks 1011 3
5. 57 Kyle Larson 935 12
6. 69K Lance Dewease 878 6
7. 3z Brock Zearfoss 542
8. 5 Dylan Cisney 519 2
9. 1 Logan Wagner 454 1
10. 21 Brian Montieth

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Elements be damned, as neither rain nor a talented field of 410-ci Sprint Cars could stop Tony Stewart from taking top honors in Sunday’s “Wild Wing Shootout” weekend finale at Arizona Speedway. After establishing a new track record of 12.395 seconds in qualifying, “Smoke” redrew the pole position for the feature after heat race action and then set the pace for the entirety of the 35 lap main event aboard the Ford-powered Rush Truck Centers/Advance Auto Parts No. 14 J&J en route to the $10,000 payday.  TWC Photos

   

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Tuesday January 26th

                                

Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop. Lewis Carroll
 

   11:20pm

PRESS....

  • ASCS Lone Star)Looking at a 14-race lineup, the 2021 schedule for the ASCS Lone Star Region has been released with events at eight ovals in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. With several events paired with ASCS Mid-South, the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, and ASCS Sooner Region, the Lone Star lineup also carries many standalone events throughout the “Lone Star State.” ASCS 1/26

  • Brody Roa)Veteran Southern California racer Brody Roa opened his 2021 racing schedule with an appearance at the prestigious 35th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The “Pride of Garden Grove” contested his preliminary night on Thursday, January 14th, and the finale two nights later on the 16th. Press Releases 1/26

  • Bailey Goldesberry)2020 was a trying year for many race teams. With constantly changing schedules, and a level of uncertainty surrounding nearly every event, teams were forced to look beyond their usual stomping grounds to simply find races. Bailey Goldesberry’s #4 sprint car program was one of those such teams. Forced to look north to the IRA 410 Sprint Car series amidst a sporadic MOWA schedule and limited 360/305 races in her regular area of Central and Southern Illinois, the Springfield driver felt ready to make the move to a 410 sprint car, and the team saw a respectable debut four races with the ultra-competitive IRA series in Wisconsin. Press Releases 1/26

  • US 36/Bethany Speedways MO)With the 2021 season fastly approaching it is time to close 2020 with our US 36 and Bethany Speedway Awards Banquet! Drivers meeting and banquet will be in the same location the same day so please write down and remember this date and times: Location: 1205 North 49 Terrace, St Joseph, MO 64507 Drivers Meeting Time: 10:00 AM 02/06/2021 Banquet Time: 5:00 PM 02/06/2021 This is a very large meeting room and social distancing will be in effect and mask are requested. All Drivers are free Banquet admission with guest price $15 per person and this includes beverages and meals. Time to kick back, look at the prior season, receive those awards and dance the night away! Remember the drivers meeting is 02/06/2021 at 10 am with both track registrations, parking spots can be purchased, open discussions and questions answered. Please plan to be there!!!! Let us have some fun, see y’all there! 1/26

  • Must See Racing)Must See Racing has confirmed a multi-year partnership with California-based high performance lubricants company Maxima Racing Oils. As part of the agreement, Maxima will serve as the title sponsor of the Must See Racing Midwest Lights Series, the feeder division to the nationally-known Must See Racing-sanctioned 410 sprint car class. The new name for the crate-engine powered sprint car series will be the Maxima Racing Oils Must See Racing Midwest Lights Series. The first race featuring the Maxima partnership is scheduled for April 17. Press Releases 1/26

  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi earned a trio of top-10 results last weekend during the inaugural Schaeffer's Wild Wing Shootout. Scelzi won a heat race each of the three nights at Arizona Speedway before improving his feature finish each night, culminating with a runner-up result on Sunday. Press Releases 1/26

  • USAC)Logan Seavey, the 2018 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget champion, has signed on to drive the Tom Malloy owned No. 25 full-time on the series tour in 2021. Seavey (Sutter, Calif.) and Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports, for whom he raced with in the series during his 2020 campaign, recently parted ways. The Malloy machine was the winningest car in the latter half of last season, winning three of the final seven feature events with driver Tanner Thorson, who has joined Dave Mac Motorsports for 2021. USAC 1/26

  • Brent Marks)After a long winter, the CJB Motorsports team is ready to push off for the first events of the new year. Heading south from their home base in Pennsylvania, the #5 team and driver Brent Marks will contest events at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga. on Friday, January 29th and Saturday, January 30th. After a Sunday rest day, the team is back in action near Tampa, Fl. at East Bay Raceway Park on Monday, February 1st and Tuesday, February 2nd.Press Releases 1/26

Monday January 25th

                                    Lincoln Speedway February 20th 2pm

When I look out at the people and they look at me and they're smiling, then I know that I'm loved. That is the time when I have no worries, no problems. Etta James

   9:20pm

PRESS....

  • IRA)Illinois racer Kyle Schuett has impressively climbed the ladder in open wheel racing. He started in Quarter Midgets where he won numerous races and championships, and then did the same in Micros. Then it was on to Midgets in 2015, where Kyle earned wins and accolades. An outstanding first year in Midgets earned a young Schuett POWRI National Midget Rookie of the Year honors after finishing 4th overall in the season’s point standings. IRA 1/25

  • Attica Raceway Park OH)With the growing popularity of the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics and the addition of another World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event for 2021, Attica Raceway Park (ARP) has plans to increase seating capacity. The World of Outlaws will visit ARP for the Kistler Engines Classic on May 21 and return for the Brad Doty Classic on Tuesday, July 13. Add the five appearances at "Ohio's Finest Racing" speedplant of the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions, ARP Promoter John Bores felt more seating is a necessity.Press Releases 1/25

  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Longtime car owners and supporters of the Central Pennsylvania race scene, Jim and Sandy Kline will be the official sponsors of the J & S Fabrication “Warrior Award” for the 2021 race season at Port Royal Speedway. Central PA 1/25

  • Sides Motorsports)Jason Sides is fresh entering the 2021 season, which begins next week in Florida. Sides' sprint car has a new, all-white paint scheme without any flames etched along the sides - a first for as long as he can remember. And his team - Sides Motorsports - welcomes Rico Abreu as co-owner moving forward. Press Releases 1/25

  • USAC)Two-time series race winner Brady Bacon has signed on to race for Five Three Motorsports on the dirt for seven events during the 2021 USAC Silver Crown season. The Broken Arrow, Okla. native has wheeled the Klatt Enterprises No. 6 for the past three seasons, securing both of his career series wins at Pennsylvania's Williams Grove Speedway and Ohio's Eldora Speedway in 2019. USAC 1/25

  • Western PA Speedweek)Western PA Sprint Speedweek staff are proud to welcome aboard Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants as title sponsor of the upcoming five race miniseries slated to take place from Jun 2nd-6th, 2021. Fresh off a successful stint as the presenting sponsor of the popular “Wild Wing Shootout” held over 2,000 miles away at Arizona Speedway, Schaeffer’s has identified the newly reformed Western PA Sprint Speedweek as the perfect opportunity to inject support and backing into a thriving local racing community. Just as their heritage and past has shaped the company’s trajectory through the years, they too believe that local racing is the root of motorsports and its success/popularity nationwide. Press Releases 1/25

2:20pm

PRESS....

  • POWRi NMMRA)Continuing as a leading auto-racing sanctioning body since 1946, the POWRi Lucas Oil New Mexico Motor Racing Association, based in Albuquerque New Mexico, will see a solid showing of twenty-three events for the upcoming 2021 racing season. Offering a full season of excitement for NMMRA drivers in their championship quest, competitors will venture to three separate Land of Enchantment racing surfaces throughout the year extending from mid-March until late-November. Press Releases 1/25

  • BOSS)The new race season is just 2 months away from opening night at Waynesfield Raceway Park on March 27th. The officials from the MPD Racing BOSS series have been busy preparing for the 2021 tour and some small changes have taken place in scheduling. Press Releases 1/25

  • FAST)The new race season is just 2 months away from opening night at Waynesfield Raceway Park on March 27th. The officials from the Ti22 Performance FAST series have been busy preparing for the 2021 tour and some small changes have taken place in scheduling. Press Releases 1/25

  • CRSA)The future stars of sprint car racing in the Northeast- the Super Gen Products CRSA Sprints proudly announced their 11-race 2021 season schedule over the Holidays. Now just a few weeks later, the list has grown to 12 as series promoter Mike Emhof has announced an event at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, NY. Press Releases 1/25

  • Must See Racing)Must See Racing officials today announced that the Engine Pro “American Speed U.S. Nationals” has been moved from Lorain Raceway Park in South Amherst, Ohio to Kalamazoo Speedway in Kalamazoo, Michigan May 28-29, 2021. Press Releases 1/25

  • Rico Abreu)Rico Abreu’s first weekend aboard the Works Limited No. 57 ended in success, not only scoring three consecutive top-ten finishes during the inaugural Wild Wing Shootout at Arizona Speedway in San Tan Valley, Arizona, but Abreu improved his finishing position each time out, eventually capping the three-race spectacle, battling head-to-head with some of the best 410 racers in the country, with a fourth-place run on Sunday, January 24.Press Releases 1/25

  • Donny Schatz)Ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, officially kicked-off his 2021 campaign and joined some of the best in the business for the three-day Wild Wing Shootout at Arizona Speedway on January 22-24. Three consecutive nights of 410 sprint car competition resulted in three consecutive top-ten results for the Fargo, North Dakota-native, highlighting the weekend with a runner-up finish on Friday, January 22. Press Releases 1/25

  • Tony Stewart)It took just three starts for Columbus, Indiana’s Tony Stewart to find his way to victory lane in 2021, ultimately ending his three-day visit to Arizona Speedway for the inaugural Wild Wing Shootout with a triumph on Sunday, January 24. Cashing in for a top prize equaling $10,041, Smoke’s Wild Wing Shootout victory occurred from the pole position, eventually leading all 35 circuits around Arizona Speedway while keeping a pair of West Coast heavy hitters, DJ Netto and Dominic Scelzi, in his rearview mirror. A caution with ten circuits remaining set-up a last-ditch effort for the California duo, but the three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and NASCAR Hall of Famer held strong, even withstanding multiple slide job attempts by Scelzi in the closing laps.Press Releases 1/25

  • USAC)As one of the youngest business owners you'll ever be introduced to, 17-year-old Noah Gass has heard a familiar mantra in his time - "the only way to learn is to be out in the field." Those words spoken by Noah's father, Randy, have translated to the racetrack where the Mounds, Okla. native will take on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car tour full-time in 2021 to compete for Rookie of the Year honors with the series in his father's No. 20G, a Triple X chassis powered by a Claxton Chevy and carrying sponsorship from Arrowhead Electric, Food Safety Group, DMI, Inc. and Noah's own Big G Transport trucking company. USAC 1/25

Sunday January 24th

                                   

I definitely don't feel like I'm 71. I feel like I did when I was - between 30 and 40. The body ages. The mind doesn't. Neil Diamond

   10:30pm

RESULTS....

  • Wild Wing Shootout)Elements be damned, as neither rain nor a talented field of 410-ci Sprint Cars could stop Tony Stewart from taking top honors in Sunday’s “Wild Wing Shootout” weekend finale at Arizona Speedway. After establishing a new track record of 12.395 seconds in qualifying, “Smoke” redrew the pole position for the feature after heat race action and then set the pace for the entirety of the 35 lap main event aboard the Ford-powered Rush Truck Centers/Advance Auto Parts No. 14 J&J en route to the $10,000 payday.Race Results1/24

  • Arizona Speedway)While Mother Nature tried to derail the finale of the Inaugural Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout pres. by O’Reilly Auto Parts, she would be unsuccessful as the show was ran in its entirety with Tony Stewart and Chaz Baca, Jr each emerging victorious. For Stewart, the weekend came full circle. Leading the way during Thursday night’s Practice Session, the decorated veteran driver would not be denied on this night as he led the field to the C&D Bonding Green Flag. Race Results1/24

  • CRASH PAD)A new administration took charge of our Federal Government this past week. I’m hoping there’s no Executive Order to return to the days of leather helmets, WWII aircraft seats, and a belief that being thrown from the car is better than being in the confines of the cockpit with modern safety gear. Racing safety has come a long way from those days! And we can thank all those ingenious, innovative creators that mostly were racers themselves that have gotten us to where we are today. That’s pretty much how the Crash Pad shock absorbing seat insert was born and developed – by two racers thinking there was a safer, better way to do it. Check it out at www.crashpadus.com. We’re not bashful about telling you how it works. We’re pretty proud that we’re helping racers show up for work Monday morning, even if they took flight lessons on Saturday night. If the website has issues, call Denny at 717-235-7250. 1/24

Saturday January 23rd

                                   

I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening. Larry King

   11:50pm

RESULTS....

  • Wild Wing Shootout)Michael “Buddy” Kofoid broke out the six-shooters for a second night in a row by storming to victory lane in Saturday night’s second leg of the Inaugural “Wild Wing Shootout” the 1/3-mile Arizona Speedway clay oval. Kofoid countered a Cory Eliason bid for the lead midway through the 35-lapper before checking out on the field over the final half of the race to secure the $10,000-winnner’s share aboard the Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports AME Electric No. 19az. Race Results1/23

  • Arizona Speedway)Saturday night at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway, Buddy Kofoid remained the only driver to win a Sprint Car feature during the Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts as he picked up another impressive win, as Collen Winebarger simply dominated the field during the 25-lap Modified A. Race Results1/23

Friday January 22nd

                                      

My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging. Hank Aaron

11:30pm

RESULTS....

  • Sprintcar Super Series AU)James McFadden led home a Warrnambool clean sweep of the podium in the final of the Southwest Conveyancing Fifty for 50 at the Premier Speedway at Warrnambool. After starting from the pole McFadden was at the front of the field for the entire journey as he defeated Jamie Veal and Darren Mollenoyux in what was his second victory of the 2021 Speedway Australia Sprintcar Super Series. Race Results 1/22

  • Wild Wing Shootout)Michael “Buddy” Kofoid kicked off Arizona Speedway’s Inaugural “Wild Wing Shootout” by racing to victory lane in Friday night’s 30-lap main event atop the 1/3-mile clay oval. After gunning into the lead from the pole at the outset, the 19-year-old from Penngrove, CA, fought off a bid for the lead from ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car champion Donny Schatz at the two-thirds mark and then took advantage of the race’s final caution with seven laps remaining to jump out front and command the final circuits aboard the Reinbold-Underwood AME Electric No. 19az for the $7,000 triumph. Race Results 1/22

  • Arizona Speedway)Friday night history was made at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway, as the curtain was raised on the long-awaited inaugural running of the Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout pres. By O’Reilly Auto Parts. In Sprint Car action it was all about California hot shoe, Buddy Kofoid who led wire to wire to score the feature event win, while North Dakota’s Casey Arneson was methodical in his charge from sixth to score the Modified win. Race Results 1/22

  • Sprintcar Super Series AU)For the second night in a row Lachlan McHugh has paced the field from the green flag to the chequered as he claimed Night 1 of the Southwest Conveyancing 50 for Fifty at the Premier Speedway at Warrnambool, an event that incorporated Round 3 of the Speedway Australia Sprintcar Super Series. McHugh held out the fast-finishing duo of Matt Egel and Darren Mollenoyux to win the 30-lap finale by less than a second. Race Results 1/22

PRESS....

  • High Banks Hall of Fame)The High Banks Hall of Fame & National Midget Auto Racing Museum is proud to announce our 2021 class that will be inducted on Thursday, August 5th, 2021. Joining this prestigious group will also be the 2020 High Banks HOF Class whose original ceremony was postponed from last year due to health concerns with Covid 19. Press Releases 1/22

  • USAC)ProSource has added a slew of bonus contingency awards for Winter Dirt Games XII at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., featuring the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets on Feb. 5-6 and the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars on Feb. 11-12-13. USAC 1/22

  • ASCS MidSouth)Ready for the 2021 season, the ASCS Mid-South Region has released its lineup of events which includes stops at a dozen tracks across five states. Based primarily in Arkansas with a dozen events spread at six tracks, the bulk of those stops, seven to be exact, will be at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway, which opens the season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27ASCS 1/22

2:30pm

PRESS....

  • ASCS Elite)Set for March 4, 5, and 6 the ASCS Elite Non-Wing Series presented by Abilene Powder Coating will open the 2021 season with a bang as the inaugural Smiley's Racing Products Texas Wingless Nationals will bring the best open competition around to Big O Speedway in Ennis, Texas for a shot at a $10,300 payday. ASCS 1/22

  • Dirt Track Heroes Show)With CDC guidelines of capacity issues and many unknowns with the pandemic the Dirt Track Heroes show scheduled for March 5-7 at the Palmer Park Mall has been cancelled. The good news is, the event is already booked for 2022. Press Releases 1/22

  • Champion Oil)Champion Oil, a globally recognized leader in the development and manufacturing of lubricants and specialty products, announced this week a Professional Grade Penetrating Oil to assist engine builders with rusted and hard to free mechanical parts such as nuts and bolts. Penetrating oil, also known as penetrating fluid, is a very low-viscosity oil. It helps to metal components, because it can penetrate into the narrow space between the threads of two parts. It can also be used as a cleaner; however, it should not be used as a general-purpose lubricant or a corrosion stopper. Press Releases 1/22

  • USAC)Carson Garrett, a standout with the Rocky Mountain Midget Association and a three-time feature starter with the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets, will join the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail in 2021 in a third KO Motorsports car (#15) as a teammate to Chase Stockon and fellow series Rookie Paul Nienhiser. Garrett, a 19-year-old Metro State University sophomore from Littleton, Colo., made a pair of Midwest Sprint Car Series starts for KO Motorsports late in the 2020 season at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., where he and his family have deep roots. USAC 1/22

  • CJB Motorsports/Double M)After one of the most unique years in memory, CJB Motorsports is proud to announce that it will field a two car effort for the majority of the 2021 campaign. Returning for a second season behind the #5 machine will be Pennsylvania driver Brent Marks. Joining him in the CJB ranks will be former team driver Paul McMahan of Tennessee. The pairing was featured at the final event World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event of the 2020 season. For the new year, Marks will chase the Ollies Bargain Outlets All Star Circuit of Champions title, in addition to hitting other major shows.Press Releases 1/22

Thursday January 21st

                                  

Just because nobody complains doesn't mean all parachutes are perfect. Benny Hill

9:30pm

PRESS....

  • Syracuse Motorsports Expo)The COVID-19 pandemic has struck again, this time taking down the annual Syracuse Motorsports Expo and Trade Show for the second time. The yearly event held at the Center of Progress building at the New York State Fairgrounds has been forced to cancel the 2021 edition due to the ongoing restrictions caused by the pandemic. Originally scheduled for March 13 and 14, the show’s promoters are now forced to look ahead to 2022. Press Releases 1/21

  • Sprintcar Super Series AU)After totally dominating the Sprintcar scene in Queensland Lachlan McHugh continued his winning form in his first appearance in the Southern States for the 2020/21 season with an all the way in the 2021 Kings Challenge, which doubled as Round 2 of the Speedway Australia Sprintcar Super Series, at the Borderline Speedway at Mount Gambier. Due to his Gold Shootout win McHugh started on the pole and he was never headed as he put on a masterful display of driving, especially in the lapped traffic, as he captured his second consecutive victory in South Australia and his first at the Mount Gambier venue. Race Results 1/21

  • All Stars)The previously scheduled All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 swing through Georgia and Florida just got a makeover, as the six-race campaign to Screven Motor Speedway, East Bay Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park has officially transformed into the Sugarlands Shine Southern Tour presented by Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts. The six-race agenda will kick-off on Friday evening, January 29, with a visit to the Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia.All Stars 1/21

  • Jackson Motorplex/Husets Speedway)An alliance between Jackson Motorplex and Huset's Speedway is yielding yet another marquee event. It was previously announced the two dirt ovals owned by Tod Quiring are hosting six spectacular nights during a seven-day stretch running June 20-26 titled THE SHOWDOWN, featuring World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series competition in which a driver can earn $180,000 for sweeping the final night of the Huset's 50 and the AGCO Jackson Nationals. Press Releases 1/21

  • Photos)Tommy Hein is back from Tulsa with Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Friday & Saturday night shots in SteelCity 1/21

Wednesday January 20th

                                  

It would take me three or four lifetimes to do everything I want. I'm a Brooklyn boy who learned to hustle, and I have to do something every day or I get the guilties. Wolfman Jack

11:45pm

PRESS....

  • USAC)Three-time USAC Silver Crown winner Shane Cockrum has a new ride for the seven dirt races on the 2021 USAC Silver Crown schedule. Not only is it a new ride for the Benton, Ill. native, it’s with a brand-new team and car to the series, the BLS Motorsports No. 71. Cockrum’s most noted success in USAC Silver Crown racing came with Hardy Boys Motorsports, with whom he spent the entire decade of the 2010s racing for before the team’s patriarch stepped away from the series at the end of 2019 and, for all intents and purposes, gave the reins of the team to Cockrum. USAC 1/20

  • USAC)Jason McDougal will take on the role as the driver of the Klatt Enterprises No. 6 for all seven dirt events on the 2021 USAC Silver Crown schedule while Kyle Hamilton will pilot the car in the five pavement races on the calendar. “It’s probably the most fun form of racing,” McDougal said of Silver Crown competition. “I get to work with Bob (East) a little more and we’re going to do a little bit more racing together this year. I think we’re both ready and we both know we can get the job done. We trust each other a lot.” USAC 1/20

  • USAC)Longtime USAC supporter ProSource is once again posting a $2,500 reward to the driver who passes the most total cars during the feature events throughout USAC’s 2021 National season. Chris Windom commandeered the inaugural season long ProSource Passing Master award for 2020 to claim the reward that is awarded to the driver advancing the most total feature positions throughout the USAC Silver Crown, AMSOIL National Sprint Car and NOS Energy Drink National Midget seasons. USAC 1/20

  • AutoMeter Wisconsin wingLESS Sprint Series has a ambitious schedule for 2021. The series which runs under IRA sanction is based on a two engine option, which is primarily a GM604, though a build your own option is available. Wilmot Raceway will be the primary home of the series which will additionally compete in at 7 other venues.IRA 1/20

  • World of Outlaws)For the past 16 years, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series took a couple of weeks off after DIRTcar Nationals before jumping into the most intense tour in motorsports. Not this year. Four days after DIRTcar Nationals concludes, The Greatest Show on Dirt will begin its “Dirty South” Swing at four new events – Feb. 12 at Dixie Speedway, Feb. 13 at Talladega Short Track, Feb. 19 at Magnolia Motor Speedway and Feb. 20 at Revolution Park Speedway. World of Outlaws 1/20

  • Avalon Raceway AU)Warrnambool resident James McFadden captured his second main event win this week as he led all 25 laps to win the 2021 Presidents Cup at the Avalon Raceway, an event that doubled as the opening round of the 7 Round Speedway Australia Sprintcar Super Series. In the process McFadden collected maximum points for leading the most laps and recording the fastest lap of the main event, a mark he set on the opening lap. Race Results 1/20

  • Tony Stewart/Donny Schatz)With the 2021 season commencing later this week, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) is pleased to announce its 2021 partner line-up and unveil all-new looks for 10-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series (WoO) champion, Donny Schatz, as well as team owner and three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Tony Stewart. The pair, each kicking-off their respective campaigns with Arizona Speedway’s Wild Wing Shootout on January 21-24, will put into practice highly-competitive agendas during the new year, as Donny Schatz will chase an 11th WoO Series championship, and Tony Stewart will battle head-to-head with the nation’s finest in “true outlaw” fashion. Press Releases 1/20

  • PASS)A Gofundme Page has been established for Pennsylvania RaceSaver driver Dan Leaper, whose sprint car and trailer were stolen on January 6. Leaper, who ran four PASS events in 2019 and raced with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series last year, had parked his rig at his father’s auto repair business in a Souderton, Pa., industrial park. Thieves stole a truck from another business and used it to steal the trailer and race car. The case remains unsolved. While the trailer was insured, the sprint car and equipment were not. Rick Leaper, Dan’s father, started the GoFundMe page to help his son resume racing this season. If you are interested in helping the Leapers, go to GoFundMe.com and search for “Dan Leaper.” Other details are available on that page. 1/20

Tuesday January 19th

                                  

Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or to keep one. Robert E. Lee

11:30pm

PRESS....

  • Premier Auto Speedway AU)With thanks to Dave Challons and the Team at Camden Signage and Building Services, there is a little Cash Reward for the Driver who wins the Dash on each night of the South West Conveyancing Fifty for 50 weekend! Not only will the winning Dash Driver, set themselves up with a pole position start in the feature event, but they will also add a further $250.00 to the Prize Purse, thus ensuring the 8 lap dashes created plenty of interest as the teams battle it out over two nights of action-packed racing. Press Releases 1/19

  • Dodge City Raceway Park KS)Craig Dollansky recalled being much impressed by Dodge City Raceway Park as a driver. He’s gained an even greater appreciation for the southwest Kansas speedplant since becoming its new promoter. Well-known for his success on the World of Outlaws circuit and throughout a career that’s taken him to Canada, Australia and New Zealand as well as across the United States, Dollansky and wife Julie make up Craig Dollansky Racing Promotions and will take charge at a track that features seven IMCA divisions this season. Press Releases 1/19

  • Western PA Speed Week)Owners and promoters of five local tracks within the Western Pennsylvania racing circuit have aligned to rekindle the formerly defunct Western PA Sprint Speedweek for the popular ‘410 Sprint Car’ division this coming summer. Five straight nights of unsanctioned racing are slated to take place under the lights at Michael’s Mercer Raceway (Mercer, PA), Thunder Mountain Speedway (Brookville, PA), Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA), Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH) and Tri City Raceway Park (Franklin, PA). Press Releases 1/19

  • Tim Shaffer/Heffner Racing)Tim Shaffer is the driver of the Heffner Racing #72 starting with the Florida swing. 1/19

  • Speed Sport)Jac Haudenschild Ending His Career Driving For Rico Abreu https://speedsport.com/1/19

2:00pm

PRESS....

  • Column)Joseph Terrell has his next column which looks back at the major storylines of Chili Bowl along with west coast sprint car news and notes.The West Coast Sprint Car Scene1/19

  • World of Outlaws)Florida has been kind to Kasey Kahne. You might recall his two wins at Daytona International Speedway – during a NASCAR Duel race in 2010 or his Xfinity Series win in 2014. But 20 miles East of the famed track is where the three-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion car owner has collected the most trophies in the sunshine state. World of Outlaws 1/19

  • X-1 Race Cars)X-1 Race Cars will have a client as a full-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series competitor for the first time ever in 2021 as the official chassis supplier of Rookie of the Year contender Brock Zearfoss. Press Releases 1/19

  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi has high hopes for a stellar 2021 season, which begins this weekend. Scelzi and his family owned team are heading to the desert to tackle the Schaeffer's Wild Wing Shootout this Friday through Sunday at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. "We've worked hard this offseason to get more speed out of the race car," he said. "We've been to several tests. We've worked hard to qualify better. The first night is a practice so we'll try to learn that night as well. I'm hoping that we'll have something to show for it and be able to qualify in the top 16 every night." Press Releases 1/19

  • Chase Johnson)Chase Johnson achieved his goals last week during the 35th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. Johnson guided a Heffner Racing midget to a top 10 during his preliminary night before locking into the coveted A Main during the finale inside the River Spirit Expo Center. Press Releases 1/19

  • RUSH)While the COVID-19 pandemic certainly did its best to disrupt the Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC 2020 season and forced the cancellation of the awards banquet that was scheduled for January 16, Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone were still able to crown champions for all of the RUSH divisions. Despite the pandemic, 2020 featured strong car counts in all of the RUSH Series divisions and also saw debut of the new RUSH Karting Series. In fact, the Late Model Tour averaged more than 38 cars per event for the second straight year! Press Releases 1/19

Monday January 18th

                                   Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. Mark Twain

3:00pm

PRESS....

  • Rifes Racing Collectibles)New promotion offering to race teams for 2021.1/18

  • David Gravel/Big Game Motorsports)Excitement is brewing as the kickoff nears for the new partnership between Big Game Motorsports and dynamic driver David Gravel. A fresh, new design has been revealed for Big Game Motorsports, which will also be promoting one of sprint car racing's greatest weeks of racing in 2021 - THE SHOWDOWN. Big Game Motorsports Owner Tod Quiring plays host to a mega week of action with THE SHOWDOWN starting on June 20 with a 410ci winged sprint car event followed by two days of the Huset's 50. All three nights are hosted by Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., before Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., showcases the famed AGCO Jackson Nationals June 24-26. Press Releases 1/18

  • Brady Bacon/Hoffman Auto Racing)Fatheadz Eyewear will return as the primary sponsor for the Hoffman Auto Racing 69 with Brady Bacon as the driver for the 2021 USAC National Sprint car season. Fatheadz came on board as the primary sponsor for the team part way into the 2020 season and helped boost Bacon and HAR to the USAC National Sprint Car Title. Press Releases 1/18

  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian has released the rules for the brand new So Cal Sportsman Sprint Car Series that will make its debut in 2021. The series will have races at The PAS as well as the Ventura Raceway. There will be a series champion crowned at the end of the year as well as a champion for each track. The first race at The PAS will be May 22nd with the first race at Ventura still to be determined. All rules, regulations, and contact information are listed below. Press Releases 1/18

  • DIRTVision)DIRTVision FAST PASS subscribers will see another iconic track join the impressive schedule of live weekly racing when the 2021 season kicks off at Huset’s Speedway. Fans will get to experience the relentless excitement produced by the 1/3-mile track in Brandon, SD every Sunday – highlighted by 410 Sprint Cars – along with multiple weekday dates. This also includes Northern Outlaw Sprint Association (NOSA) Sprint Car events and the three World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races – Monday and Tuesday, June 21-22, for the Huset’s 50 doubleheader and Sunday, Aug. 22. Press Releases 1/18

  • Derek Hagar)Derek Hagar was oh so close to making the A Main for the first time in his career during the 35th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. Hagar, who was piloting an Ariens sponsored midget for car owner Shawn Wood, hustled to a career-best sixth-place run during his preliminary night inside the River Spirit Expo Center before he finished eighth in a B Main during the finale, leaving him only one position out of the big show. Press Releases 1/18

  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge teams were greeted with trying conditions as they rolled into the pits at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway yesterday as rain clouds hovered over the venue most of the afternoon, but to the credit of the hard working Committee and volunteers they managed to salvage the race track. “For a while I thought we might have been done for the night but the lads worked hard and the ‘never give up’ attitude of everyone at Simpson shone through.Press Releases 1/18

  • Premier Speedway AU)Excitement and Momentum continues to build ahead of this Friday and Saturday nights South West Conveyancing Fifty for 50 weekend with tickets continuing to sell as sponsorship of all 50 laps of Saturday night’s Sprintcar Feature event are sold out! With regard to ticketing very few reserved seats remain available for purchase with the Grandstand Sold Out and the Terrace Area in Turn Two having only a limited amount of reserved seating left. Press Releases 1/18

  • USCS)As a strong witness to the rising level of competition in the Georgia based United Sprint Car Series and most recently during its 2020 and 24th anniversary season, The USCS had five drivers recognized in the top twenty of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 2020 “Driver of the Year” annual poll recently released by the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame during the 35 annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. USCS 1/18

  • Wild Wing Shootout)Due to high demand, officials with the Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts are now offering online purchase of single day and multi day general admission tickets for three-day extravaganza scheduled for January 22, 23, and 24 at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway. “We originally planned to not offer advanced purchase of general admission tickets, but now that we are almost sold out of advanced, reserved seating, we made the decision to go ahead and make the general admission tickets available,” event co-promoter, Chris Kearns noted. “The feedback from fans and racers has been amazing, and we can’t wait for the event to get here.” Press Releases 1/18

  • Frank Flud)Frank Flud produced a career-best preliminary performance last week at the 35th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. Flud, who was driving for Hayward Motorsports for the first time, posted a 10th-place result on Tuesday before a crash resulted in a DNF during a C Main on Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center. The marquee midget event hosted more than 300 competitors with 60-plus racing during each of the five preliminary nights. Press Releases 1/18

Sunday January 17th

                                   He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. Muhammad Ali

1:00am

RESULTS....

  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)It took 13-years for Kyle Larson to win the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, but it only took one to add a second Golden Driller to his trophy case as the California shoe led start to finish in Saturday’s 55-lap championship event. Not without challenge, Larson had to fend off the charge of Justin Grant numerous times and Christopher Bell in the closing laps.  ASCS 1/17

  • SSSS)Troy DeCaire took the lead on lap 4 and never looked back Saturday night on his way to capturing the season opener for the BG Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series at 417 Speedway in Punta Gorda, Florida. Cool temperatures in the low 50’s at race time and a quick turnaround from the 2020 season finale for the SSSS contributed to an unexpected low car count. John Inman recently captured the 2020 championship just 6 weeks earlier when the series last competed December 5.Race Results 1/17

Saturday January 16th

                                   Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. Abraham Lincoln

3:30pm

RESULTS....

  • Toowoomba Speedway AU)1 #N47 Marcus Dumesny 2 #Q55 Jayden Peacock 3 #Q54 Randy Morgan 4 #NQ7 Lachlan McHugh 5 #Q17 Luke Oldfield 6 #Q5 Cody Maroske 7 #Q2 Brent Kratzmann 8 #Q07 Aaron Kelly 9 #Q21 Nicholas Whell 10 #Q51 Tim Farrell 11 #Q11 Brodie Tulloch 12 #Q91 Taylor Prosser 13 #Q69 Mick Sauer 14 #Q18 Scott Genrich 15 #Q46 Dylan Menz 16 #Q45 Brant Chandler 17 #Q56 Sean Rose 18 #NQ69 Jason King 19 #Q88 Ryan McNamara 20 #Q65 Mitchell Gee Wingless Sprint...1 #9 Ryan Harris Wingless 2 #Q1 Casey O'Connell 3 #71 David Eggins 4 #36 Michael Butcher 5 #95 Jayden O'Toole 6 #47 Lachie Robertson 7 #91 James Barton 8 #80 Liam Atkinson 9 #12 Ben Manson 10 #25 Marin Kusturin 11 #77 Michael Reid 12 #6 Brett Russo 13 #10 Chris Catchpole 14 #22 Anthony Joyce Midget...1 #35 Michael Kendall 2 #11 Charlie Brown 3 #77 Bodie Smith 4 #6 Darren Vine 5 #34 Mitchell Rooke 6 #18 Nathan Mathers 7 #46 Chris Singleton 8 #81 Brad Dawson 9 #36 Cal Whatmore 10 #14 Kody Stothard 11 #15 Darren Dillon 12 #66 Barry Gibbes 13 #88 Scott Jeynes 14 #89 Rusty Whittaker 1/16

  • Simpson Speedway AU)Sprintcar All Stars...1 #W17 James Mcfadden 2 #V73 Charles Hunter 3 #V40 Rusty Hickman 4 #V11 Grant Anderson 5 #S27 Daniel Pestka 6 #V29 Michael Tancredi 7 #V88 Robbie Farr 8 #V44 Tim Van Ginneken 9 #V84 Brad Warren 10 #V60 Jordyn Charge 11 #N36 Eddie Lumbar 12 #D7 Mathew Reed 13 #V83 Chris Solomon 14 #SA95 Jarman Dalitz 15 #VA91 Daniel Scott 16 #SA11 Scot Enderl 17 #S33 Mark Caruso 18 #VA50 Jessie Nicholas 19 #V34 Brenten Farrer 20 #V95 Ryan Davis 1/16

  • Collie Speedway AU)SAWA 360 WA...1 #97w Mitchell Wormall 2 #60w Kaiden Manders 3 #5wx Daniel Hartigan 4 #50w Tom Callaghan 5 #42w Ben Butcher 6 #17wx George Eaton 7 #64wx Paul Peet 8 #60wx Tim Ryan 9 #20w Ryan Lancaster 10 #96w Aldo De Paoli 11 #9w AJ Nash 12 #36wx Vince Rosenthal 13 #9wx Stephen Adley 14 #31wx Phil Waters 15 #80w James Inglis 16 #21wx Troy Lawson 17 #25w Taylor Milling 18 #34wx Matt Boyd 19 #48wx Murray Iwanow 1/16

PRESS....

  • IRA)The Bumper To Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series is extremely proud of their Rookie of the Year Program. What was already one of the strongest rookie programs in all of short track racing has got even sweeter. IRA is proud to announce that both Sage Fruit and Hepfner Race Products (HRP) are back onboard, and IRA truly and sincerely appreciates their loyalty and support. Sage Fruit and HRP have teamed up to again provide a "pear" of rookie awards. The Sage Fruit / HRP Big Apple Rookie of the Year Award, and The Sage Fruit / HRP Apple Cup Rookie Award will both be presented again in 2021. Sean Rayhall was the Big Apple recipient, while 2019 Badger Midget series runner-up Jack Rouston claimed the Apple Cup in 2020. Rayhall, an established and winning road racer turned sprint car driver, has graciously reached out to one of his sponsors to insure the Big Apple winner will be safe and good looking for years to come. So the 2021 Bumper To Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints Sage Fruit / HRP Big Apple Rookie of the Year will go home with a trio of tasty treats, beginning with $2500 in addition to point fund earnings and contingencies, plus a HRP top & nose wing combo, and now there is a "cherry" on top as the lucky recipient will also receive a custom driving suit from HRX USA (Bespoke Italian Racewear Manufacture). The Sage Fruit / HRP Apple Cup Rookie Award will pay a "sweet" $1250 plus a HRP nose wing. The Bumper To Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints are proud to offer these great programs to new teams who must participate in atleast 80% of schedule. Eligible drivers must "not have" competed in more than 8 completed series events in any single prior year. Special thanks to Washington State's Sage Fruit, Hepfner Race Products, and HRX USA. 1/16

  • Thunder On The Hill)The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is in high gear for 2021 with an action packed line-up of high profile events showcasing the 32nd season of this popular racing series at the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA. NAPA Auto Parts has been part of the Thunder Series since the early 1990’s and has been a great partner in the growth of the Series. Participating NAPA Auto Parts Store locations include Birdsboro Auto Parts, Pottstown Auto Parts, Bud Friend Auto Parts in Emmaus, PA, Conshohocken Auto Parts, Horsham Auto Parts, Pennsburg Auto Parts, Pottstown Auto Parts, Quakertown Auto Parts, Walnutport Auto Parts and Weldon Auto Parts. Central PA 1/16

  • Grandview Speedway PA)It will be a busy racing season at Grandview Speedway. The 2021 schedule just released has more than 40 events set to take place starting with an Outlaw Racing Series Enduro and Outlaw Vintage Racing Series doubleheader on Saturday, March 20th. This will mark the 59th consecutive season of racing at the one-third-mile, banked clay track in Bechtelsville, PA. Central PA 1/16

  • Crash Pad)DON’T SQUEEZE THE CHARMIN was a popular catch phrase for toilet paper TV commercials. But when it comes to your Crash Pad seat insert, you WANT to squeeze it as part of your off-season maintenance and inspections. First, wash your Shock Absorbing Material (SAM) - no high pressure, and keep it on a flat surface when saturated - to make sure the cell paths are free and clear of dirt, muck, and debris. Only air should be in the cell paths - that is how your Crash Pad Reduces Your Risk of Spinal Injury. After it dries, examine the SAM for severe surface abrasion or tears. Then, squeeze the SAM and observe its response. If it ‘recovers’ slowly, you’re good to go! If you need to replace any SAM panels or upholstery, shop at www.crashpadus.com. Problems or questions, contact Denny at 717-235-7250. Love your Crash Pad and it will love your back! 1/16

Friday January 15th

                                  

You can tell by the kindness of a dog how a human should be. Captain Beefheart

11:45pm

RESULTS....

  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)With slower traffic becoming a major factor in the closing laps, California’s Justin Grant managed to hold off the charge of Kyle Cummins and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. for his fourth career Chili Bowl preliminary night victory since 2017 on Friday’s Driven2SaveLives Qualifying Night. “I had them side-by-side like six rows deep just trying to pick my way through and about had one guy slide me back on the last lap,” chuckled a nearly out of breath Justin Grant of the closing laps and trying to keep point on the field. ASCS 1/15

3:00pm

PRESS....

  • Photos)Tommy Hein is in Tulsa for the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl and has loads of Hein Brothers Thursday night shots in SteelCity 1/15

  • NSCHOF)For the first time in his career, Kyle Larson of Elk Grove, California, 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. Larson racked up over 30 wins in a 410 sprint car in 2020. He was the leading feature winner with both the World of Outlaws and All Stars and his wins included the “Capitani Classic” at Knoxville, the “Ironman 55” in Pevely, the Brad Doty Classic at Attica, a Pennsylvania Speedweek title, and much more! Kyle earned eleven of the thirteen first place votes cast in the year-end poll conducted by the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet and Donny Schatz also received first place votes. Press Releases 1/15

  • WA Speedweek)As the saying goes, there is no I in team, and that was certainly the case when it comes to summing up American Brock Zearfoss’s successful WA Speedweek Series campaign with renowned Western Australian-based car owner Sean Carren. In what was his maiden Australian racing trip, the 30-year-old from Jonestown in Pennsylvania linked up with Carren, and to say that it was a successful partnership would be quite the understatement, which saw Zearfoss claim three out of the six WA Speedweek Series rounds. Press Releases 1/15

  • Aaron Reutzel)Aaron Reutzel is set to kick off his chase for the elusive “Golden Driller” with Friday night’s Driven 2 Save Lives qualifying night at Tulsa Expo Raceway’s 35th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. The three-time All Star Circuit of Champions titlist will once again take to the 1/5-mile dirt track oval aboard the Chad Boat Industries Speedway Toyota-powered DriveWFX.com/PristineAuction.com No. 87 Spike-chassis. Press Releases 1/15

  • Brady Bacon)With eyes fixated upon that coveted Golden Driller trophy, Brady Bacon put himself in strong position by racing to a strong third-place finish in Thursday night’s John Christner Trucking preliminary event at Tulsa Expo Raceway’s 35th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. With the strong outing, Bacon puts himself in prime position to land a fourth-career starting berth in Saturday night’s 55-lap Chili Bowl Nationals championship “A” Main event and first since racing to a fourth-place finish 2019. Press Releases 1/15

  • NSCHOF)Sam Hafertepe, Jr., of Sunnyvale, Texas, was voted the 2020 “Driver of the Year” by the North American 360 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers assembled by the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum for the fifth year in a row. Hafertepe is now a five-time American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) national tour champion, won the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial in Wheatland, Missouri, the Short Track Nationals in Little Rock, Arkansas, and earned eight of the thirteen first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. Hill’s Racing, owner for Hafertepe’s #15H earned the “Team of the Year” award for the third consecutive year. Sunbury, Pennsylvania’s Mark Smith received four first place votes, and Troy DeCaire of Wesley Chapel, Florida received one as well. Press Releases 1/15

Thursday January 14th

                              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

11:30pm

RESULTS....

  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)Winning for the seventh time since 2014, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell threw the iRacing/CB Industries No. 14 into high gear and ran away from the field through the closing laps of Thursday’s John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night.  ASCS 1/14

8:30pm

PRESS....

  • Column)Richard Golardi has Florida pavement sprint car news Florida Open Wheel 1/14

  • SSSS)The BG Products Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series (SSSS) is set to kick off its sixth season of existence this Saturday night January 16 when the series visits 417 Speedway in Punta Gorda, Florida. The SSSS is one of the most unique pavement sprint car series’ in the entire country due to its Florida location. The series just completed its 2020 season on December 6 and now finds itself readying for the 2021 season just six weeks later. The series annually campaigns a schedule that extends twelve months of the calendar year. Press Releases 1/14

  • Photos)Tommy Hein is in Tulsa for the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl and has loads of Hein Brothers Wednesday night shots in SteelCity 1/14

  • World of Outlaws)Parker Price-Miller has never shied away from his desire. If you asked him where he wanted his career to go, his answer was always the same: the World of Outlaws. More specifically, a full-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series driver. World of Outlaws 1/14

  • Love The Dirt)SPECIAL OFFER: For a limited time get $10 off any purchase totalling $35 or more before taxes and shipping. Visit our dirt track racing DVD store now at www.love-the-dirt.com. This discount is only valid until 1/31/2021. Use coupon code: HoseHeadFans0121 1/14

  • Brenten Farrer)Brenten Farrer began his 2021 Sprintcar season in fine style as he charged to a third placed finish in the Col Beasley Classic at the Timmis Speedway at Mildura, an event that doubled as the opening round of the Australian 360ci Sprintcar Allstars Series. Press Releases 1/14

  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)The 11th running of the esteemed Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge is only 24 hours away and teams are taking the time to ensure their race cars are ready to roll and with a stellar field of entries the excitement builds. 36 cars have entered and the All Stars are ready to mix it with the best in Australia. Press Releases 1/14

  • Premier Speedway AU)Qualifying during both nights of the South West Conveyancing Fifty for 50 weekend were always going to be important, but now thanks to Full Throttle Publishing there is 500 more reason per night to put down a fast lap! Sydney based photographer Tony Loxley has seen fit to throw some much-appreciated support behind the Fifty for 50 Weekend, with $500.00 being awarded each night to the driver who turns the best lap out of the five qualifying groups! Press Releases 1/14

Wednesday January 13th

                                I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. Thomas Jefferson

11:30pm

RESULTS....

  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)Having to roll down a new car for his qualifying run after a massive flip during Tuesday’s Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champion, the new Spike Chassis seemed to be a perfect fit as California’s Rico Abreu rolled into Victory Lane for the sixth consecutive year on Wednesday’s Circle City Raceway Qualifying Night.  ASCS 1/13

6:30pm

PRESS....

  • Photos)Tommy Hein is in Tulsa for the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl and has loads of Hein Brothers Tuesday night shots in SteelCity 1/13

  • Premier Auto Speedway AU)The potential for the South West Conveyancing Fifty for 50 weekend entry list to crack the 60-car mark is very real with a more entries having been confirmed in recent days as ticket sales for the event continue in an equally as steady manner. With just under $100,000.00 in prizemoney on offer over the two nights of competition, the capped 3,000 strong audience is set for a treat as some of the sport’s biggest names converge on Sungold Stadium for the two nights of competition. Press Releases 1/13

  • Checkered Past)Indoor Outlaws by Kevin Eckert https://worldofoutlaws.com/1/13

  • USAC)The inaugural Huset's Speedway USAC Nationals, featuring three consecutive nights of USAC AMSOIL National 410 Sprint Car and USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget doubleheaders paying a purse totaling $200,000, will be held September 10-11-12, 2021 at Brandon, South Dakota's Huset's Speedway. USAC 1/13

  • DirtTrackR)After a season that wasn't up to his standards, open wheel racer and USAC competitor Kevin Thomas Jr. is ready to put it behind him and get after it in 2021. He's got a busy season of racing planned, including the completed Tulsa Shootout, and the Chili Bowl this week. He joins the show this time to talk about his solid runs at the Tulsa Shootout, his expectations for the impending Chili Bowl Nationals, what changes are coming for this season with his USAC team, and much more. Find the show  Website: https://dirtrackr.com/conversations 1/13

  • Knoxville Raceway IA)Knoxville Raceway will host race No. 2 of the inaugural Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) season on Saturday, June 19. The series features drivers Helio Castroneves, Bill Elliott, Ernie Frances Jr.,Tony Kanaan, Bobby Labonte, Willy T Ribbs, Tony Stewart, Paul Tracy and Mark Webber. The six-race series will compete at short tracks across the country and will air live on CBS. Press Releases 1/13

  • World of Outlaws)Mason Daniel will enter his sophomore season with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars at Volusia Speedway Park a different driver. At the beginning of his rookie season last year, Daniel – 19 years old at the time – had only a handful of 410 Sprint Car starts and had yet to run a full tour with mentor and crew chief Danny Lasoski. Now, he knows what he’s gotten himself into. World of Outlaws 1/13

  • NSCHOF)Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma today was named the 2020 “Driver of the Year” by the North American Non Wing Sprint Car Poll Awards voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the second time (2016). The 2020 USAC National Sprint Car champion counted the series’ first two events of the season at Bubba Raceway Park, the Bill Gardner Spectacular and the Gary Ricketts Memorial at Lincoln Park Speedway, and the prestigious Corn Belt Nationals at Knoxville Raceway amongst his conquests. Bacon earned nine of the eleven first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. 2018 “Driver of the Year” Tyler Courtney received one first-place ballot, as did Justin Grant. Press Releases 1/13

Tuesday January 12th

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

11:50pm

RESULTS....

  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)Picking up his fourth Warren CAT Qualifying Night victory in as many years, Kyle Larson punched his ticket into Saturday's championship A-Feature for the 10th time since 2010. Larson's seventh overall preliminary night victory, the MAVTV No. 01 trailed Thomas Meseraull on the start with the pair quickly going slide for slide for the lead until the caution came on Lap 4 when Jonathan Beason's third-place run came to a close with a hard hit to the wall in the second turn.  ASCS 1/12

PRESS....

  • DIRTVision)DIRTVision is excited to present race fans with the new Platinum FAST PASS annual subscription, which includes the Knoxville Nationals and a plethora of live World of Outlaws and DIRTcar events. World of Outlaws 1/12

  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)In what was already a “who’s who” of sprintcar names local Warrnambool star Darren Mollenoyux and South Aussie Daniel Pestka have also secured 360 engines for this coming weekend. Dickson Motorsport are regular supporters of the All Star Challenge normally fielding an American for the show. This season they have joined forces with Molly to pilot the Distinct ICT, Brighton Volkswagen #V3 Cool. The season got off to a great start for them with Molly putting it on the podium for night 1 at Premier Speedway. Molly is almost of Simpson local and his knowledge of the Bungador bullring might pay to his advantage. Press Releases 1/12

  • Smileys Swap  Meet)Smiley’s Racing Products combined our Pre-Season Sale and Annual Swap Meet for ONE SUPER SATURDAY! It’s Our Biggest Annual Event!! We are offering “deep discounts” to help our customers “gear up” for the 2021 racing season. Almost Everything is on Sale! Press Releases 1/12

3:30pm

PRESS....

  • World of Outlaws)After a successful debut with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series in 2020, Slick Woody’s Cornhole Company is stepping up its involvement with World of Outlaws in 2021. Slick Woody’s will sponsor the Quick Time Award for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series next year, awarding $100 to every driver that sets the fastest lap in Qualifying. World of Outlaws 1/12

  • USAC)Entering its 10th year, Sprint Car Smackdown will be bigger and better than ever with an increased share of $15,000 for the winner of the finale along with increased payouts throughout the field for the three-night event on August 26-27-28, 2021 at Indiana's Kokomo Speedway. "Smackdown" has been a premier event on the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship calendar since its inception in 2012. Going into its 10th running, Kokomo Speedway promoter Reece O'Connor felt the time was right to elevate the event to an even higher level. USAC 1/12

  • USAC)For the 2020 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season, Brandon Mattox made the conscious decision to step his game up and pay his full attention toward improvement as he chased the full series tour for the first time in his decade-plus career. The leap has paid off not only in his racecraft and in his accumulation of career-best results, but also in the accolades department, as the Terre Haute, Ind. driver was rewarded for his efforts with the 2020 USAC National Most Improved Driver award. USAC 1/12

  • Photos)Tommy Hein is in Tulsa for the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl and has loads of Hein Brothers Monday night shots in SteelCity 1/12

Monday January 11th

                                In boxing, I had a lot of fear. Fear was good. But, for the first time, in the bout with Muhammad Ali, I didn't have any fear. I thought, 'This is easy. This is what I've been waiting for'. No fear at all. No nervousness. And I lost. George Foreman

11:40pm

PRESS....

  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)A statement win for Cannon McIntosh on Monday night, the Bixby, Okla. shoe opened the 35th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire by wheeling the Keith Kunz Motorsports-Curb-Agajanian No. 71k to his second Cummins Qualifying Night victory in as many years.  ASCS 1/11

8:00pm

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  • Krikke Motorsport)Despite a mixed run throughout the WA Speedweek Series, Dayne Kingshott was still able to produce his season-best performance for the Krikke Motorsport team over the weekend at the Perth Motorplex with the duo’s second podium finish of their 2020-21 season campaign. Press Releases 1/11

  • Sprintcar All Stars)Fresh off the news that JMac is competing at the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge two other heavy hitters have also nominated for the show. Robbie Farr will be driving for Victory Lane Racegear’s Drysdale Chaff Mills, Ramsdale Wreckers, Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers J&J V88. Farr has been signed to run Avalon, Mt Gambier and Premier the following weekend so car owner Mat Eastham decided to include the All Star Challenge. Eastham is a regular supporter of the All Stars so it certainly isn’t unusual to see him at the Challenge. Press Releases 1/11

1:00pm

PRESS....

  • Photos)Tommy Hein is in Tulsa for the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl and has his Hein Brothers Sunday night shots in SteelCity 1/11

  • Lake Ozark Speedway MO)Bookended by headlining open-wheel events, Lake Ozark Speedway is proud to release the 2021 season schedule with competitive weekend racing dates ranging from early-April until mid-October. Press Releases 1/11

Sunday January 10th

                                You can wake up every day and make today better than the last. Tommy Lasorda

11:30pm

RESULTS....

  • Brock Zearfoss)The “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss capped his first-ever trip Down Under with a perfect score, winning back-to-back main events in a double feature program at Perth Motorplex in Perth, Australia, on Saturday, January 9. The wins, bumping his Australian total to three including a prior triumph at Ellenbrook on January 2, also solidified a Western Australia Speedweek title for Zearfoss, as well as for car owner, Sean Carren. The win at Ellenbrook was a first for the United States. Press Releases 1/10

  • USAC)Compared to his first two USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car driving championships in 2014 and 2016, the crown Brady Bacon achieved during the 2020 season hit differently. Apart from those first two titles, where the Broken Arrow, Okla. native was solidified first and foremost as a wheelman by trade, in 2020, Bacon took a more hands-on approach to the proceedings from the ground-up, from the construction of the cars, to the fine-tuning throughout the season to extend the Dynamics, Inc. team's record of series entrant championships to 12 alongside crewman D.J. Lebow and 2020 USAC Chief Mechanic of the Year, Matt Hummel. USAC 1/10

  • Premier Auto Speedway AU)On what was a post card perfect night for Racing after a very warm and sunny Warrnambool afternoon, it was Luke Weel who held off all comers in the Wingless Sprint Summer Slam Series A-Main, while new track records were set in the Speedcar 15 lap final and the Formula 500 six lap dash! Race Results 1/10

  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)Night one of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star season started on a high for Team Hickman with the young gun taking out a Heat win, Top 6 Shoot Out and Col Beasley Classic. Race Results 1/10

  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)Yes you did hear it first directly from Monte Motorsport Team that their first race on the east coast will be the Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway All Star Challenge. JMac is swapping his 410 for a 360 for possibly a one off occasion to run the prestigious event and try to pick up a cool $10K along the way.Press Releases 1/10

Saturday January 9th

                                You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference. Richard M. Nixon

4:00pm

RESULTS....

  • Maddington Toyota Series AU)American Brock Zearfoss came, saw and conquered. Driving the USA95 for WA car owner Sean Carren, Zearfoss won both feature races at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night - on the back of winning the feature race at Ellenbrook Speedway last Saturday evening, to top the points for the six-night Speedweek series. Race Results 1/9

  • Avalon Raceway AU)1 #V68 Brett Milburn 2 #V90 Corey McCullagh 3 #V3 Darren Mollenoyux 4 #V48 Adam King 5 #VA88 Grant Stansfield 6 #V8 Bobby Daly 7 #V95 Ryan Davis 8 #V28 Andrew Hughes 9 #V75 Mitchell Smith 10 #V88 Andy Hibbert 11 #VA22 Leigh Mugavin 12 #V2 Domain Ramsay 13 #T62 Tate Frost 14 #V60 Jordyn Charge 15 #N36 Eddie Lumbar 16 #V72 Jacob Smith 17 #V32 Stephen Spark 18 #S27 Daniel Pestka 1/9

  • Bairnsdale Speedaway AU)VSC Sprintccars...1 #V5 Shane Steenholt 2 #V86 Justin Barton 3 #V98 Mark Noonan 4 #V83 David McKay 5 #V90 Andrew Nielson 6 #V28 Michael Evans 7 #V96 Danny Mayson 8 #V64 Eathan Bastain 9 #V88 Trent Nielson 10 #V47 Jeremy Kupsch 11 #V26 Koby Noonan 12 #V94 Craig Tucker 13 #V38 Steve McIntyre 14 #V16 Jack Van Bremen 15 #V15 Dave Dennison 16 #V49 Shaun Lyness 1/9

  • Victoria Wingless)Simpson Speedway AU...1 #V93 Travis Millar 2 #VX 14 Harry Ross 3 #V43 Daniel Storer 4 #VX50 Luke Weel 5 #S86 Kirby Hillyer 6 #V33 Luke Storer 7 #VX89 Christopher Temby 8 #V67 Christopher Halesworth 9 #S35 Mitchell Broome 10 #VX 20 Thomas McDonald 11 #V77 Alex Thomson 12 #VX97 Blake Walsh 13 #V98 Wayne Logue 14 #V66 Marc Evans 15 #VX5 Luke McCutcheon 16 #VX34 Adin Robertson 17 #V 95 Geoff Cook 18 #V36 Ashley Cook 19 #V81 Matt Bartlett 20 #S16 Joel Heinrich 1/9

PRESS....

  • USAC)If there's one particular moment that fully encapsulated the sense of pride and preparedness 2020 USAC Chief Mechanic of the Year Matt Hummel, Brady Bacon and Dynamics, Inc. undertake before, after and during a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car event, it was an early-summer night in June 2020 where the team's fortunes were put to the ultimate test. At that juncture, Bacon had yet to finish outside the top-ten and was just within earshot of the series point lead. A nasty flip by Bacon on the fourth lap of the feature that night seemingly spelled disaster at first glance with the car being returned to the team's pit with heavy damage on the hook. USAC 1/9

  • CRASH PAD)Almost mid-January. If you aren’t hot and heavy into the rebuild season . . . . you’re behind schedule! We at 812 Solutions know that the safety items for the new season are probably last on the agenda. That’s ok. But rest assured that The Crash Pad seat insert is not a budget buster. Four basic kits that range from a little over $200 to a little over $300 that help Reduce The Risk of your race car from being a back buster! PPD – Performance, Price, and Durability is explained at www.crashpadus.com or reach a mature, friendly voice (that would be me) at 717-235-7250. 1/9

  • Speed Sport)Pennsylvania Sprint Car Ace Jerry Matus dies Saturday at age of 81. https://speedsport.com/1/9

  • Monarch Motor Speedway TX)The 2021 Monarch Motor Speedway schedule is now published for viewing! This season we have TONS of SPECIAL EVENTS and several touring series that'll keep you entertained all year long! Press Releases 1/9

Friday January 8th

                                Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. Stephen Hawking

4:00pm

PRESS....

  • World of Outlaws)Jason Sides can’t slow down. The two-month racing hiatus, due to COVID-19, and shorter schedule last year threw him off his rhythm. Every plan, every move, every mentality was thrown into a blender, leaving crumbs to be reassembled. When the 90-plus 2021 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series schedule was released, Sides was pleased to see a full slate of racing and a chance to return to “normalcy.” World of Outlaws 1/8

  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)A collection of some of the best to ever turn a lap inside the River Spirit Expo Center and beyond, the Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions is set for its 13th edition on Tuesday, January 12. Revamped for the 2020 showdown, the lineup of drivers offers familiar fan favorites and a collection of new talent during the 25-lap showdown. “We were pleased with how the field turned out last year,” stated Emmett Hahn. “It rewards the guys who have been running well at the Chili Bowl, and it gives these drivers on these National Tours something to run for throughout the year.” ASCS 1/8

  • Column)Ron Rodda has Canyon Speedway Park news From the Grandstand1/8

  • Bryan Gapinski)Bryan Gapinski left an indelible legacy within the racing community. Gapinski passed away at 56-years-old in October 2020 following a fight with cancer and now some of his friends have stepped up to not only honor Gapinski, but to help his family. Dick Kaiser, a driver who knew Gapinski for a long time, has created unique stickers that pay homage to Gapinski. The stickers will be available starting next week at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Okla., and during the 2021 racing season. Supporters are asked to donate what they can when receiving a sticker as the proceeds will go to the Gapinski Family. Press Releases 1/8

  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)“Finally we are about to kick off season 14 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series at Timmis Speedway, Saturday night January 9th. I can’t wait to see all our old teams, meet our new teams and be back at Mildura; a star studded line up making it an exciting way to kick off our season with the Col Beasley Classic incorporating RD1. As everyone remembers Col was a well-loved bloke around Mildura and passionate sprintcar competitor. He ran with us back in the day and we are really honoured to be able to hold this 4th tribute night in his honour. Unfortunately last season Col’s race was washed out but the weather is looking good for this weekend. ” says Mandy Searle Series Promoter. Press Releases 1/8

  • Kings of Thunder)An exciting prospect awaits Kings of Thunder Winged Sprint Car drivers this coming season, with a once in a lifetime opportunity to compete in New Zealand just announced. Keller Auto Speedway Promoter Peter Murphy fashioned the idea and has a deal in place to have the high-point earner during a selected series of Kings of Thunder events receive a chance to pilot the Dalton’s No. 11 at Western Springs and Palmerston North. Press Releases 1/8

  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)Southern California race fans who want to get a real feel of what it is like to drive a true race car on a legendary racetrack can do so when the Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience returns to Perris Auto Speedway on March 18th and 21st. The two sessions will allow fans to either drive a car on the famous half-mile clay oval by themselves or they can do a ride along with a race car driver. Cars available for fans to steer on the track at the Experience include a Legends Modified, Late Model, Big Block Modified, UMP Modified or a Sprint Car. A description of each of the cars is available at the following link. https://dirtracewithkenny.com/cars/ Press Releases 1/8

  • Stockton Dirt Track CA)With the calendar flipped to a new year Northern California based Noceti Group Inc. is eager to present a full slate of motorsports competition at the Stockton Dirt Track, Stockton 99 Speedway, Drifting and Little 99 this season. The Stockton Dirt Track and 99 Speedway each held events this past weekend, with the Dirt Track set to get right back at it on Saturday January 16th featuring a program of Dirt Modifieds, Sports Mods, Bombers, B4 Cylinders, and a special Fan Race. The facility will see a full complement of Modified and Stock Car action this year, as a total of nine races will be headlined by Dirt Mods. Press Releases 1/8

  • Frank Flud)Frank Flud advanced into the coveted A Main during three of the four classes he tackled last week when the River Spirit Expo Center featured the 36th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout. His best run was a fourth-place showing in the winged 'a' class, a division in which Flud won a heat race and maneuvered from third to second in a qualifier to lock directly into the feature. Press Releases 1/8

  • Landon Simon)Landon Simon has been hard at work for the past few months preparing four dirt midgets for the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, which takes place January 11-16, 2021 inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. One of the country’s largest and most popular motorsports events, the Chili Bowl Nationals celebrates its 35th annual running this year. “I’ve known Ryan for a couple of years. Our relationship started out business and quickly became a friendship. I built Ryan the first RHR Midget for last year's Chili Bowl and it led to partnering up for some races throughout 2020,” said Simon. Press Releases 1/8

  • Speed Sport)America’s motorsports authority, SPEED SPORT, in conjunction with MAVTV, announced today a new program entitled “LIVE From”…each episode showcasing a different major grassroots racing event from tracks throughout the country. The season will kick off from the 35th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals at Tulsa (Okla.) Expo Raceway. Twelve episodes are planned, covering a wide variety of motorsports genres and venues. Press Releases 1/8

  • Joey Amantea)Joey Amantea competed in four different classes during the 36th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout last week, when he highlighted the micro sprint event by qualifying for a pair of B Mains and picking up a new marketing partner. While short of his ultimate goal of advancing into an A Main and contending for a famed Golden Driller trophy, Amantea was happy to be battling against some of the best micro sprint drivers in the country and to be able to present himself on a national stage inside the River Spirit Expo Center. Press Releases 1/8

  • Brenham Crouch)Brenham Crouch made the most of his return to micro sprint competition last week inside the River Spirit Expo Center, which hosted the 36th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout. Crouch guided his family owned team to a top-10 result in the famed outlaw winged division - the most prestigious class that featured nearly 200 drivers during the marquee micro sprint event. Press Releases 1/8

  • Trey Burke)Trey Burke will make his midget debut next week during arguably the biggest midget event of the year. Burke is set to pilot a race car for Joe Dooling during the 35th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. His preliminary night is Monday prior to the event concluding on Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. Press Releases 1/8

  • Premier Auto Speedway AU)Tickets are now available via www.premierspeedway.com.au for Premier Speedway’s Fifty for 50 weekend as presented by South West Conveyancing. Due to uncertainty surrounding the current COVID-19 environment, tickets will be sold as nightly tickets with no two-night packages. Ticket options include limited ticket numbers for the Grandstand, Terrace and the Grass Mounds including Mt. Max at the venue. Those patrons wishing to purchase a General Admission ticket will be required to bring their own chair and utilize one of the pre-marked areas on Race Day. Press Releases 1/8

  • Rico Abreu)Rowdy Energy, the enhanced hydration formula energy drink created by two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch, announced today that it will partner with Pit Pay, the only mobile pit pass app for the motorsports industry, to be co-primary sponsors for two-time Chili Bowl champion Rico Abreu’s entry in this year’s Chili Bowl Nationals. The 35th annual running of the prestigious indoor event will take place Jan. 11-16 at the Tulsa Expo Raceway, a quarter-mile dirt track located inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. Press Releases 1/8

Wednesday January 6th

                           Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it. Lou Holtz

5:00pm

PRESS....

  • Len Sammons Productions)The bad news keeps rolling in for the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series fueled by VP Racing Fuels competitors and fans. As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and resulting mitigation efforts by the State of New Jersey the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series events in Atlantic City, NJ at Boardwalk Hall and in Trenton, NJ at the CURE Insurance Arena have been postponed. The decision to postpone both events came after meetings with building management this afternoon. Current guidelines limit the capacity of both buildings to just 150 people with no spectators allowed. Press Releases 1/6

  • URSS)The Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing is preparing to head into their sixteenth consecutive season of Sprint Car racing throughout Kansas and surrounding areas. The heat will be turned up come April, as the United Rebel Sprint Series releases a thrilling and aggressive tentative schedule. Many new tracks have been put into the upcoming events, such as US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri, Bethany Speedway in Bethany, Missouri, and I-70 Motorsports Complex in Odessa, Missouri. Press Releases 1/6

  • Column)Joseph Terrell has his next column with a look back at the Tulsa Shootout and how competitive mini sprint racing is plus west coast news and notes.1/6

  • BR Motorsports Ignitioneering)The holidays are over and the 2021 race season is fastly approaching. BR Motorsports Ignitioneering has been hard at work developing new tooling and fixtures to incorporate there new 2021 updates. These updates are setting the standard of the industry with many of the top Outlaw, All Star & ASCS teams getting there magneto’s & spark boxes blueprinted. 2020 was a different year but one thing that was common and that was Kyle Larson winning in the silva motorsports #57. Paul demands the best and that’s why he chooses BR Ignitioneering to help get him into the winners circle. To find out how you can get the same great service and ignition dependability as Paul & Kyle visit www.brpromag.com or call 1-800-328-3333. “The Leaders In Sprint Car Technology “1/6

  • Speed Sport)Jake Swanson Joins Team AZ For USAC Sprint Car Season https://speedsport.com/1/6

Tuesday January 5th

                           I love the smell of juice boxes in the morning. Robert Duvall

2:00pm

PRESS....

  • Len Sammons Productions)The Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series event scheduled for March 12 & 13 at the New York State Fairgrounds has been postponed. Due to ongoing COVID-19 mitigation efforts and guidance from the State of New York, the Fairgrounds announced today that it would be closed through the end of March and unable to host the event. Plans are in the works to secure dates for the 2021/2022 Indoor Auto Racing season at the New York State Fairgrounds. Press Releases 1/5

  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)Cameron Waters will make his sprint car debut on home soil this Saturday night, the first of a number of such drives over summer for the Tickford Racing pilot. His maiden start will come at Timmis Speedway in Mildura, where the 26- year-old was born, with around 10 events on the cards this year. The 2020 Bathurst 1000 pole-sitter will drive for Colin McQuinn’s Chief Racing team in a Maxim chassis recently acquired from the McFadden family. Press Releases 1/5

  • USAC EC)The 2021 Rapid Tire, USAC East Coast Sprint Car Series, Presented by Capitol Renegade schedule is bigger and better than ever with 32 events across the northeast, in five different states. The series will make three visits to new tracks on the 2021 series trail, which features increased dates at multiple locations for the 2021 season. All four shows in the state of Delaware and both shows in Virginia will be $300 to start events in order to help teams with the costs associated with a slightly further tow. Both shows at Delaware International (May 8th and September 4th), Both shows at Georgetown (July 23rd, and October 1st), and both shows at Winchester VA, (July 31st and September 11th) will all be under the $300 to start inclusion. USAC 1/5

  • USAC)Veteran sprint car racer Paul Nienhiser will shed the wings in 2021 to chase after USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Rookie of the Year honors in full-time duty with KO Motorsports, beginning Feb. 11-12-13 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. The 24-year-old Chapin, Ill. native captured the 2019 Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) winged sprint car championship, a series in which he ranks second all-time in feature victories. But for 2021, Nienhiser will take on a new venture with USAC, and with around 10 or so career starts without the wing, he relishes both the challenge and the opportunity. https://www.usacracing.com/ 1/5

  • USAC)Dave Darland, the most prolific driver in terms of wins and starts in the history of USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car racing, will drive the Baldwin Brothers Racing No. 5 for the season opening events on Feb. 11-12-13 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.https://www.usacracing.com/ 1/5

  • World of Outlaws)Danny Lasoski and Jerry Russell unleashed an unstoppable apex predator at Volusia Speedway Park in 2000. They were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should… In all honesty, they didn’t care.https://worldofoutlaws.com/1/5

  • Danny Dietrich)It will be business as usual for Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing in 2021, as the defending Central PA Sprint Car Point Series champions are set to launch a massive schedule that extends well into the triple digits, all of which kicking-off on Friday and Saturday, January 29-30, with an All Star Circuit of Champions doubleheader at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia. The two-day visit to the Peach State will award an $18,000 potential; $8,000 on Friday and $10,000 on Saturday. The team’s early season campaign will continue with a five-pack during Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals on February 3-7; two nights against the All Stars and three nights against the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. Press Releases 1/5

  • Wild Wings Shootout)For the past 14 years the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout has been awarding feature winners with some of the sharpest checks in all of racing. Now, the Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout prepares to join the party with its own flashy hardware for the victors. The graphics on each check are installed by Arizona’s own Beaver Stripes and Molding. Additionally, the Arizona-based company has come on board as title sponsor of the brand-new scoreboard, which will keep fans and racers at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway abreast of the lap time during qualifications as well as the current lap count and top three drivers in the running order. Press Releases 1/5

  • Throttle Down Threads)Throttle Down Threads, a new race apparel company is set to launch their new "vintage" line later this month. The company will offer race fans new apparel with a vintage twist. "Everything we create will look like it was designed and printed in the 1970s through the 1990s," said Alexis Carbone, Co-Founder, and Co- Owner. "We are working with a great variety of drivers, teams, and brands from the past to offer first-class racing apparel so today's fans can celebrate their heroes of the past and their contributions to motorsports." Press Releases 1/5

 

 

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