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This is a collection of some of the best writers and photographers in the country all with one purpose in mind SPRINT CARS. We have every corner of the U.S. covered here so sit back and check out some of the great columns, race results, & photos. If you have any sprint car news, results, or photos please send them to me. 
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KO's Indiana Bullring Scene Kevin Oldham 11/1 BillW's Knoxville News Bill Wright 11/22 Hoosier Race Report Danny Burton (IN) 1/7
Florida Open Wheel Richard Golardi 2/12 Tri-State Outlook Duane Hancock (OH/IN/MI) 1/3 Sprint Car Notes Gaye Carmichael 2/4
Dirt Divas Camisha Miller 1/14

From the Grandstand Ron Rodda (CA) 2/2

A Typical Weekend Pat & Bruce Eckel 2/13

Top 3 at Volusia WOO 2-12-16 2nd Daryn Pittman winner Brad Sweet 3rd Sammy Swindell   Steve Bischoff photo

Volusia All Stars Feb. 10 - Top 3 - left 2nd Donny Schatz center 1st Dave Blaney right - 3rd Joey Saldana PAUL ARCH PHOTO

 

Volusia World of Outlaws FEb. 12 - Steve Kinser with a retro paint job  Paul Arch  Click image for larger view

 

 

2016-02-11 Volusia All Stars top 3 3rd Jason Johnson 1st Donny Schatz 2nd Dale Blaney PAUL ARCH PHOTO

 

Robbie Farr (centre) won the Sprintcar A Main at Valvoline Raceway on 13 February, defeating Danny Reidy (right ) and Matt Smith. Gary Reid photo

 

  

 

2016-02-11 Volusia All Stars Donny Schatz wins Thursday night  PAUL ARCH PHOTO

 

The Inaugural World of Outlaws feature event under the Craftsman banner on Friday night was a memorable one with Brad Sweet sliding past teammate Daryn Pittman in the final corner to snare the win at Volusia Speedway Park. Read The Wheatley Chronicles recap of the event at http://sprintcarmania.com/sweet-scores-last-lap-win-in-woo-season-opener/.

    

 

The quiet before the storm as the Sprinters parade four wide down the front straight away at Volusia Speedway Park during Thursday’s All Star show...........ANOTHER HEIN BROTHERS' "ACTION" PHOTOGRAPH  Click image for larger view

On the throttle, Donny Schatz blasts through the turns at Volusia Speedway Park as he goes on to win Thursday night’s All Star Sprint A-Main...........ANOTHER HEIN BROTHERS' "ACTION" PHOTOGRAPH  Click image for larger view

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"I'll tell you what, we definitely needed that lap traffic, Daryn did a great job, you know. It's pretty awesome for Kasey Kahne Racing to be battling for first and second. I know what it's like to lose on the last lap. I've won some like that; I've lost some like that. Hats off to those guys, they did a great job all night." Brad Sweet winning the World of Outlaws opener at DIRTCar Nationals Volusia Speedway Park FL.

“This is an incredible race team” Donny Schatz said, “I didn’t want to have to call the boss tonight and tell him I left something on the table. Just an incredible effort by these guys.” Donny Schatz winning the final night of All Stars at DIRTCar Nationals Volusia Speedway Park FL.

“I’m thrilled to be driving for Dan Motter. We wanted to come here and be competitive, and we ended up winning it. Can’t thank my guys enough. They did a great job tonight and really helped put this entire deal together.” Dave Blaney winning All Stars at DIRTCar Nationals Volusia Speedway Park FL.

“It always feels great to be in victory lane, no matter where you are at or what time of the year it is. The last couple laps, I was really hard on my tires. I knew those guys had to be all around me. I could see guys below me on a few of those restarts. I'm just happy to be standing up here in victory lane." Kraig Kinser winning Ocala FL All Stars

Getting his hat blown off among the smoke and papier-mache, Brad Sweet enjoys the moment celebrating in victory lane after winning the season opener World of Outlaw Sprint feature at Volusia Speedway Park...........ANOTHER HEIN BROTHERS' "ACTION" PHOTOGRAPH

 

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Brad Sweet wins the World of Outlaws feature Friday night 2/12 at the Volusia Speedway Park DIRTCar Nationals. Hoseheads YouTube

Brad Sweet wins Volusia Speedway Park World of Outlaws 2-12-16 Lonnie Wheatley sprintcarmania.com & Max Dolder photos

    

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Saturday  February 13th 2016

Rules are made for people who aren't willing to make up their own. Chuck Yeager

1:30pm

PRESS....

  • AHG Series)CALIFORNIAN Kyle Hirst won a tyre-frying feature race in the combined round 11 of the AHG Sprintcar Series/round 9 of Enzed World Series Sprintcars at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night Hirst started on the outside of the front row and next to two-time Australian champion David Murcott for the 30-lap final. It was the first WSS win of the season for Hirst and the WA-based Monte Motorsport that claimed the final – only just – from Steven Lines and Brooke Tatnell.Race Results 2/13
  • Column)Pat & Bruce Eckel have personal notes and racing notes in A Typical Weekend2/13

2:40am

RESULTS....

  • DIRTCar Nationals)In front of one of the largest crowds in DIRTcar Nationals history, Kasey Kahne Racing's Brad Sweet and Daryn Pittman fought a pitched battle for the season opening World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series feature on Friday night. When the checkered flag fell, it was Sweet who took the win. DIRT/World of Outlaws 2/13
  • World of Outlaws)A family feud defined the opening night of the 2016 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season as Brad Sweet and Daryn Pittman, both Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb drivers battled it out through the 30-lap feature at Volusia Speedway Park during DIRTcar Nationals sprint week. Ultimately it was Sweet who captured the first win with a last lap pass of his teammate. Pittman finished second with Sammy Swindell in third. Donny Schatz ended a DNF streak that started in September 2013 - 178 races in total. DIRT/World of Outlaws 2/13
  • Photos)Hein Brothers photos from Night 3 of the DIRTCar Nationals World of Outlaws at Volusia Speedway Park FL are in steelcity 2/13

PRESS....

  • ASCS Frontier)The 2016 lineup for the ASCS Frontier Region is taking shape, and will be under the direction of Wyoming's Kass Cornella, who was a regular name in the former ASCS Rocky Mountain Region, and is an active engine builder for teams across the Northwest. ASCS 2/13
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)Just under a month for the 2016 season opener for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network at the Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, Johnny Herrera is putting the final touches on his 2016 National Tour setup. ASCS 2/13
  • Dave Blaney)Following a victory and a sixth place finish in two nights of Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Volusia Speedway Park, Dave Blaney and the Motter Equipment Mohawk Northeast Beltline Body Shop team were ready for tonight’s inaugural 2016 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at the same venue.Press Releases2/13
  • High Groove Racin' Motorsports Show)Just a reminder the High Groove Racin' Motorsports Show will be on this Sunday from 6-8 PM Central Time on AM 1050 WLIP and you can listen on the web at www.wlip.com this week we have 2 time USAC Silver Crown Back to Back Champion Kody Swanson, and we have 2 time Back to Back Little 500 winner Jacob Wilson! So please tune in this Sunday and let's have a fun show! 2/13

Friday  February 12th 2016

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. Charles Darwin

8:00pm

PRESS....

  • Photos)Hein Brothers photos from Night 2 of the All Stars at Volusia Speedway Park FL are in steelcity 2/12
  • Andy Gregg)With racing getting underway on the West Coast in just a few short week, Placerville, CA driver, Andy Gregg, is excited to welcome some new partners to his GUTS Racing Team and announce his plans of a 40-race schedule. “I am extremely excited to have a lot of our partners back with us in 2016, as well as Mike’s Hard Lemonade and Angius and Terry LLP,” Gregg said. “We will run mainly at Placerville Speedway but also will get to a few other tracks on occasion.” Press Releases2/12
  • Sprint Car Bandits)The newly formed Sprint Car Bandits series has not only hit the ground running since its launch on December 30th, 2015, but has nailed down 11 events at six venues - while attracting 38 official race teams who have registered for competition in 2016. Press Releases2/12
  • Ocean Sprints)As we get closer to the start of racing season we’re excited about documenting some of the fresh faces that will be competing with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo this year. New & returning young talent will be showcased during the 15-race campaign, in what is the 10th anniversary for the Ocean Sprints. One of the new names entering the Taco Bravo ranks will be Outlaw Kart graduate Lucas Ashe from Cottonwood, CA. The youngster will soon turn 15 years of age and is going to compete under the expert tutelage & knowledge of the Kaeding Performance team at Ocean Speedway this season. Press Releases2/12
  • Badger)The Badger Midget Auto Racing Association will make appearances at two popular Midwest Motorsports events during the weekend of February 19-21. The Badger Midget Show Car and officials of the series will be at the 54th Annual Milwaukee World of Wheels on Friday-Sunday Feb. 19-21 at the Exposition Center Building on the grounds of the Wisconsin State Fair Park (West Allis, Wis.). Badger has participated at most of these events since the mid-60’s. Schedule and admission information can be found at: www.autorama.com. Badger, along with other sanctioning organizations and manufacturers will be at the Racer & Performance Expo on Saturday-Sunday Feb. 20-21 at the Renaissance Schaumburg (Ill.) Convention Center. A list of exhibitors and show information can be found at: www.raceperformance.com. 2/15
  • Dirt Track Heroes)The kick-off of the Ninth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show looms closer with each passing day and with each day comes something new and exciting as the management staff continuously reaches out to the business community to promote and exercise another great event for the local community. The past, present and future of auto racing comes together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey and the adrenaline rush for the event is now building up to exciting dimensions. Press Releases2/12
  • Chad Boespflug)Chad Boespflug is set to enter one the most grueling season he has competed in year to date. Setting out to tackle the entire Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car schedule as an owner / driver operation for the first time. Years past Boespflug has competed in approximately half of the USAC scheduled dates solely as a driver. However this seasons new venture holds an intense schedule. One that sees Boespflug strapping into the NineEight Motorsports/ EZR 98e over 50 times traveling across 12 different states to compete at the highest level of non wing sprint car competition. Juggling travel time, expenses, and a full time day job Boespflug will be pressed for hardly any additional spare time. With that said the opportunity for Boespflug to race much more than a few local races between USAC competition in the 98e will be tough. Press Releases2/12
  • Column)"Danny Smith – One of the Longest Careers Winds Through Florida Again" by Richard Golardi Florida Open Wheel 2/12
  • NSL)The National Sprint League is pleased to announce that Speed Shift TV has been tabbed as the Official Pay-Per-View Provider throughout the 2016 season. Speed Shift TV will broadcast live video of almost every event this year under the National Sprint League and GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Sprint Car Series banners with the potential of covering select regional shows as well. National Sprint League 2/12
  • ESS)The picturesque campus located in Upstate, NY known as SUNY Canton continues their long partnership with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) once again for the 2016 racing season. The SUNY Canton Series will reward drivers that finish in the top 10 in points for the series within a series. Press Releases2/12
  • Fremont Speedway OH)It’s no secret the fans are THE most important part of racing – without them there would be no tracks or race teams. That’s why Fremont Speedway has a fun-filled 2016 schedule that will not only reward the race teams with many great paying races, but throughout the season the fans (short for FANTATICS) will have opportunities to get heavily involved in the fun. The 66th racing season at “The Track That Action Built” kicks off Saturday, April 16. Press Releases2/12
  • Hoffman Auto Racing)Hoffman Racing is announcing today that HAR is being designated as a Purple Heart Race Team by The Military Order Of The Purple Heart. “ We have always supported our Veterans , but in recent years through our VP of Marketing, PR and Social Media, Tim Waechter, we have had the opportunity to meet and entertain Veterans who were awarded The Purple Heart .Press Releases2/12

Thursday  February 11th 2016

“We book-ended the races. Joey Saldana won the season-ending World of Outlaws event at Charlotte in November and Dave won the first race out of the box this year. It doesn’t get any better than that for the Motter team.” Dan Motter

11:50pm

RESULTS....

  • DIRTCar Nationals)Donny Schatz battled through the field Thursday night to win the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions feature at DIRTcar Nationals. Schatz, who drives for NASCAR champion Tony Stewart, started in 10th position and quickly moved forward. He caught the top-three drivers by lap 15 and passed leader Jason Johnson on lap 20. As Johnson worked to hold off Dale Blaney, Schatz built an insurmountable lead in the final 10 laps. DIRT/World of Outlaws 2/11
  • All Stars)Donny Schatz surpassed his Wednesday night performance by one position on Thursday evening, mastering the Volusia Speedway Park half-mile en route to a $5,000, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory. Schatz, who charged from the fifth row to secure his position in victory lane, increased his Arctic Cat All Star win total to 12 on his career. The Fargo, North Dakota, native cruised to the final checkers by a near four second lead. Dale Blaney and Jason Johnson rounded out the podium finishers. All Stars 2/11

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  • Dumesny Racing)Australian Sprint car champion Max Dumesny and his family are set to create history this Saturday February 13 at Valvoline Raceway in Sydney Australia, when all six family members hit the track for a special 10-lap Sprint car heat race. “It’s going to be great to be on the track with my family,” says an excited Max. Max (56) has run and won many races over many years across Australia and the United States of America. His incredible resume of victories includes the prestigious Australian Grand Annual Sprint car Classic, the Australian Sprint car Championship, World Series Sprint cars and the State Championships throughout Australia to name but a few. He also raced NASCAR, V8 Supercars, Midgets, Formula 500’s and Motocross. Questioned on what he considers his most memorable win, Max reminisces, “The 1985 Knoxville Nationals Race of States would have to be my most memorable win racing Bob Trostle’s car”. Press Releases2/11
  • The Dirt Track Channel)The Dirt Track Channel.com (http://www.thedirttrackchannel.com) will broadcast its first-ever live, multi-camera, high-definition video broadcast from The Belleville (Ks.) High Banks on August 5 and 6 for the 39th annual Belleville Midget Nationals. Press Releases2/11
  • Dave Blaney)Dave Blaney and the Motter Equipment Mohawk Northeast Beltline Body Shop team were still riding the wave from last night’s victory as they prepared for tonight’s final Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions event at Volusia Speedway Park. In preliminary action, Blaney secured the No. 8 qualifying position clicking off a best lap of 13.542 seconds on a track that was much slower than last night. Press Releases2/11
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)After running close to home in 2015, Missouri's Brad Loyet confirmed to officials with the American Sprint Car Series that he will be back on the road in 2016 with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network. "We took a year and had our fun, and it was a good thing, but I like having that carrot in front of my face," said Loyet about returning to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. "We've got good cars, good engines, and I've got good guys with me, so I'm ready to get out and give it another shot." ASCS 2/11

6:00pm

PRESS....

  • Photos)Look for photos from night 2 of the All Stars at Volusia Speedway Park FL  in Hoseheads LIVE2/11
  • Photos)Hein Brothers photos from Night 1 of the All Stars at Volusia Speedway Park FL are in steelcity 2/11
  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)Nominations have rolled in for the 5th Tyson Perez Memorial with entries from N.T, ACT, SA, Vic and the USA and all the 360 hot shots wanting to be a part of this emotionally charged event. Already in the high 20’s and the race paying $3000 to win with a total payout of $12K on the A Main, then throw in the $1K cash bonus for the Spud’s Dare making the night $13K pay out. Press Releases2/11
  • High Groove Racin' Motorsports Show)Hey everybody, Just a reminder the High Groove Racin' Motorsports Show will be on this Sunday from 6-8 PM Central Time on AM 1050 WLIP and you can listen on the web at www.wlip.com this week we have 2 time USAC Silver Crown Back to Back Champion Kody Swanson, and we have 2 time Back to Back Little 500 winner Jacob Wilson! So please tune in this Sunday and let's have a fun show! 2/11
  • Oswego Speedway NY)CR2 Motorsports and Kreig Heroth, driver of the No. 04 Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supermodified, have signed Jones Construction of Oswego, and re-signed Ontario Orchards Farm Market of Oswego, for the 2016 race season at Oswego Speedway. Press Releases2/11
  • SOS)Southern Ontario Sprints officials are pleased to announce the schedule for the tour's 21st season of racing. The SOS will award championship points in events at Brighton Speedway, Humberstone Speedway, Merrittville Speedway, Ohsweken Speedway, and South Buxton Raceway in 2016, and continue their tradition as an affiliate sanction of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken. Press Releases2/11

Wednesday  February 10th 2016

If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend. Doug Larson

11:50pm

RESULTS....

  • DIRTCar Nationals)Dave Blaney held off Donny Schatz to score the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions feature win on Wednesday night at DIRTcar Nationals. Blaney, a former NASCAR driver and the 1995 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series champion, started the 30-lap feature at Volusia Speedway Park in the second position and battled with polesitter Joey Saldana early. Blaney took the lead and had to contend with Schatz who charged forward from a sixth place starting position. DIRT/World of Outlaws 2/10
  • All Stars)The “Buckeye Bullet” Dave Blaney capitalized on his outside front row starting position on Wednesday evening and scored the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory at Volusia Speedway Park. The pilot of the Motter Equipment, Motter Motorsports, No. 71M took command of the 30-lap, DIRTcar Nationals main event at the halfway signal and never looked back, surviving two cautions and periods of late-race traffic to score his 47th career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory. Defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz finished second, followed by Brownsburg, Indiana, native Joey Saldana.All Stars 2/10

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  • ASCS Lucas Oil)One name that has become synonymous with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network is Washington's Seth Bergman. Coming off a banner year that included 13 overall wins, Seth continues to climb the ladder of success as he looks to add the 2016 Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Championship to his resume. ASCS 2/10
  • Dave Blaney)Dave Blaney’s debut in the Motter Equipment Mohawk Northeast Beltline Body Shop 71M in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park. was a racer’s dream and the stuff of Hollywood scripts. Blaney and the Motter team dominated Wednesday’s Sprint Car competition, bringing home a rousing victory, Blaney’s 47th career All Star Circuit of Champions victory. Press Releases2/10

7:30pm

PRESS....

  • Column)"Danny Lasoski – The Dude Arrives for Speedweeks" by Richard Golardi Florida Open Wheel2/10
  • NSCHOF)Next Thursday’s free and open-to-the-public forum at the National Sprint Car Museum is entitled “Sprint Car 101: Remembering Cheryl Glass, Rajo Jack & Charlie Wiggins.” The program, to be hosted by former educator Laci White and historian Larry Ball, Jr., will start at 7 p.m. on the museum’s second floor. It will conclude with the screening of Todd Gould’s documentary “For Gold & Glory.” Press Releases2/10
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)Southern California Sprint Car fans are in for a major treat when Perris Auto Speedway opens the 2016 season on Saturday, March 5th, with the annual running of the Sokola Shootout for the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars. In addition to the usual bevy of west coast stars, Indiana superstars Bryan Clauson and Dave Darland will be on hand to try to capture the checkered flag at the Riverside County clay ovals 21st season opener. Press Releases2/10
  • Oswego Speedway NY)Oswego Speedway’s popular Price Chopper ‘Tickets to Go’ program will continue in 2016 with discounted advance sale adult tickets going on sale at all Price Chopper Supermarkets locations beginning this spring. The Speedway and Price Chopper have teamed to offer this special discount for five of the regular season events at the fast 5/8 mile oval this season. Press Releases2/10

12:30pm

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  • Photos)Look for photos tonight from the All Stars at Volusia Speedway Park FL  in Hoseheads LIVE2/10
  • Shane Stewart)Driver Shane Stewart and the Larson Marks Racing team return for the 2016 season fully intact with crew chief Scotty Martin and crewmembers Heath Moyle and Andrew Seamans. FLORIDA KICK-OFF: The runner-up team in 2015 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series point standings will jumpstart the 2016 season with two Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions events at Volusia Speedway Park on Wednesday, February 10 and Thursday, February 11 before making its first of three World of Outlaws starts at the track on Friday. Press Releases2/10
  • Dirt Track Heroes)As the Ninth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show continues to inch closer to the opening day of the event, the management staff has been putting the many pieces in place for what is expected to 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 6th and run through March 12th with a full itinerary of interview sessions and demonstrations set to take place.Press Releases2/10
  • PushinThe Cushion.net)Pushin The cushion has their website back up and ready to go for the 2016 season. They will be mainly be doing live up-dates from races in Indiana starting with the No Way Out 40 in March. www.pushinthecushin.net 2/10

2:30am

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  • ASCS Lucas Oil)Just off of his second straight appearance in the A-Feature of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, Blake Hahn has cars nearly ready for another year of competition with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network. Year No. 3 for the Oklahoma racer on the National Tour, Hahn will pilot the family backed Lucas Oil / JR1 No. 52. ASCS 2/9
  • USCS)The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters invades Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi for the series’ historic 20th anniversary season opener on Friday, February 26th and Saturday, February 27th during the 8th annual "Frost Buster 250" presented by Carl Hogan Toyota (www.carlhogantoyota.com ) The event features a USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters two-night double-header with a complete racing program each night for the winged sprint cars. Over $20,000 in prize money is posted with $1500 going to the winner on Friday night and $2500 posted for the feature winner in Saturday night’s 30-lap Frostbuster sprint car finale. USCS 2/9
  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)The 6th Lucas Oil Tyson Perez Memorial is being held at Borderline Speedway, Mt Gambier this coming Saturday, 13th February and there is an added bonus on offer as well as the $3000K to win. Tyson was always a bit of a larrikin and always liked a challenge and after discussion with his mother Debra we have decided to offer $1000 to the winner of the appropriately ‘Spuds Dare’. The offer will be given to the winner of the Pole Shoot Out to take up the chance of starting the 31 lap A Main from Position 11. If they make it onto the podium the money is theirs. If that driver does not take up the ‘Dare’ then it will be offered to the driver who finished 2nd in the Shoot Out. Deb tells us that the number 23 was apparently Spuds favourite number but obviously this number is out of the question as we only run 20 cars so we decided on 11 which was the month Spud was born. “With a great driver line up for Spuds Memorial the event is sure to be a spectacle. Travis Rilat has returned from the States for the 5th time to honour his mate and is also very focused on winning the show for the 3rd year in succession. But more importantly everyone will remember why we are there and that is to remember our mate who died way too young.” Promoter Mandy Searle tells us. 2/9
  • World of Outlaws)David Gravel kicked off sprint week at the 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals on Tuesday night by turning the fastest lap in the open practice session. The Connecticut native turned the fast lap of 13.814 seconds during the first hot laps session. It is Gravel's first outing driving the No. 5 Big Game Treestands car for CJB Motorsports. DIRT/World of Outlaws 2/9

Tuesday  February 9th 2016

I'm just some lunatic macaroni mushroom, is that it? Joe Pesci

9:30pm

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  • Column)"Steve Kinser Transitions to Car Owner and Semi-Retired Race Driver" by Richard Golardi Florida Open Wheel 2/9
  • OSCS)Atomic Speedway owner/promoter Brad McCown has listened to the racers, fans and other promoters in assembling The Ohio Sprint Car Series. Racers told him they wanted to be able to run at different tracks and not miss out on the points at Atomic Speedway, the central track to 410 sprint car racing in Southern Ohio. Competitors also wanted a rule package that was consistent with other groups and series and still be within the budget of a working family. Racers also wanted a race night format that would put on a great competitive show in a timely manner. Brad and the OSCS has worked to assemble a close to 20 race schedule at 8 different race tracks that span across Ohio, including three events co-sanctioned with the FAST Series, each paying $3,000 to win. Press Releases2/9
  • Caleb Helms)Caleb Helms had a good finish to his season opener last Friday at Bubba Raceway Park. "It was a good night to knock the cobwebs off," he said. "I definitely did a good job shaking them off when I hit that infield tire." Press Releases2/9
  • I-30 Speedway AR)Christopher Bell will spend a substantial amount of time on asphalt in 2016 as he chases down NASCAR Camping World Truck Series honors for Kyle Busch Motorsports. So it’s little wonder that the Norman, OK, native is already chomping at the bit to go sling some clay on March 10-12 as he defends his Short Track Nationals title atop the ¼-mile I-30 Speedway clay oval. Press Releases2/9
  • Champion Racing Oil)Champion Brands, LLC, a recognized industry manufacturer of chemicals, lubricants and additives, announced this week that special pricing, new distribution programs, product specials and a spectacular factory open-house event on May 5th and May 6th will part of its year long 60th Anniversary celebration. Press Releases2/9
  • Valvoline Raceway AU)Valvoline Raceway and the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship present Ultimate Pink Night, this Saturday night February 13th. For the very first time, Sydney’s iconic Valvoline Raceway encourages all fans to don pink and donate on the night to the National Breast Cancer Foundation – with 100% of all funds raised heading straight to this remarkable charity. Press Releases2/9

4:30pm

RESULTS....

  • NSW Wingless)Jason Bates is making a habit of winning when the NSW Wingless Sprints visit regional tracks. He repeated his effort from Gilgandra late last month to take a hard fought win from Sean Dicker and Jeff Neve who earnt his first podium finish in the Wingless division. Race Results 2/9

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  • DIRTVision)Tonight is night one of DIRTcar Nationals from Volusia Speedway Park! Register today to watch the entire Sprint Week LIVE for only $79.99. Don't miss your chance to see the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints and the UMP Modifieds! DIRT/World of Outlaws 2/9
  • CRASH PAD) Learn why the Right Stuff in yTonight is night one of DIRTcar Nationals from Volusia Speedway Park! Register today to watch the entire Sprint Week LIVE for only $79.99. Don't miss your chance to see the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints and the UMP Modifieds! our seat can make a difference when Stuff Happens. Don’t belt your butt to the rigid bottom of your seat. That's just asking for trouble. The CRASH PAD is a simple seat insert that Reduces Spinal Compression Forces that can break your back in a crash. Be prepared, Be smart, learn more at WWW.802solutions.com 2/9
  • Jason Sides)It's back to the gypsy life for Jason Sides as his 2016 season in the United States gets underway this week. Sides, who is fresh off his trip to compete for several weeks in Australia, will invade Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the 45th annual DIRTcar Nationals with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this Wednesday through Sunday. Press Releases2/9
  • Max Stambaugh)“Mad Max” Stambaugh will chase the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders championship with family-owned operation in 2016. The Elida, Ohio, native, who finished second in the final NRA Sprint Invaders standings in 2015 with two main event wins, will attempt to outdo his recent campaign and capture a career-first NRA title. The Ohio-based 360 sprint car series boasts a 24-race schedule in 2016, visiting four tracks in areas of Ohio and Indiana. The NRA Sprint Invaders will kick-off the season on Friday, April 15, at Limaland Motorsports Park near Lima, Ohio. Press Releases2/9
  • Harli White)Harli White has an ambitious mindset heading into this season. While she isn't planning on racing for points with any specific series, White has more than 40 winged sprint car races and more than a half-dozen nonwing sprint car races on her tentative schedule. Press Releases2/9
  • World of Outlaws)Morton Buildings, a national leader in the construction of high-quality, long-lasting structures, has signed an agreement to become the 'Official Building of the World of Outlaws.' Since 1903, Morton Buildings has specialized in attractive, custom buildings for residential and commercial clients across the United States. With more than 100 construction centers in 43 states, Morton builds thousands of structures every year including farm buildings, garages, general storage buildings, airplane hangars, homes and churches. DIRT/World of Outlaws 2/9
  • Donny Schatz)One of the greatest accomplishments in sports is reaching the pinnacle, but one of the most difficult things is staying on top. Over the past decade, Donny Schatz and the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) team have set the standard in the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman® Sprint Car Series and are in the midst of a dynasty with three championships in the last four seasons on the strength of 91 victories. Press Releases2/9
  • Brock Zearfoss)As the 2016 season continues to inch closer, excitement and hype continues to build for the annual Brock Zearfoss Racing Fundraiser. ”BZR” fans and supporters who attend will have an opportunity to engage in an entire evening of entertainment, as well as interact with Brock Zearfoss and the entire race team before they officially launch their 2016 season at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 18. Those who attend will be served dinner and drinks, as well as become eligible for prizes and giveaways.Press Releases2/9
  • Stockton Dirt Track CA)The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season officially kicks-off this Friday night at the Volusia Speedway Park in Florida, where Donny Schatz opens his title defense looking to bring home an eighth career series title. Schatz & the rest of the Outlaws will tackle the Stockton Dirt Track in just over a month’s time on Friday & Saturday March 18 & 19 in the FVP Western Spring Shootout. Press Releases2/9
  • USAC/IMRA)The United States Auto Club (USAC) and the Engler Illinois Midget Racing Association (IMRA) have teamed up for the 2016 racing season to form one of the biggest production engine midget racing series in the Midwest. The season consists of a 27-race schedule with the majority of the races split between two "home tracks" in Illinois and Iowa: Spoon River Speedway in Canton, Illinois and 34 Raceway in Burlington Iowa. The season opening event takes place Saturday, April 9 at 34 Raceway with the season concluding at Spoon River on Saturday, September 24.USAC 2/9
  • Trenton NJ)Win a TQ Midget race indoors! That was the goal, when driver Tim Buckwalter and car owner Paul Lotier, Jr. formed a partnership last spring. Their day may come in the third annual Battle Of Trenton, set for the weekend of February 26-27 inside Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, N.J. Press Releases2/9

Monday  February 8th 2016

In presence of Nature's grand convulsions, man is powerless. Jules Verne

11:50pm

PRESS....

  • Calistoga Speedway CA)When it comes to history & prestige, few tracks on the West Coast offer more than Calistoga Speedway and on April 9 & 10 the famed venue will kick-off another season of action with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series taking to the half-mile. Press Releases2/8
  • Column)"Bryan Clauson Takes Wing in 2015 and in 2016 Goes Insane"Florida Open Wheel 2/8
  • USAC)USAC's 2016 Western States Midget schedule reflects 15 events at nine venues in the Golden State. Placerville Speedway hosts the March 23 opener while the series season comes to a close at the 76th "Turkey Night Grand Prix" which unfolds this year on November 24 at the Ventura Raceway.USAC 2/8
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)It wasn't long ago that Aaron Reutzel was battling to earn his first win with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network. Accomplishing that in 2014, the goal quickly turned to the season ending $60,000 champion's prize. March the calendar ahead one year, and the Clute, Texas driver stood tall as the 2015 Lucas Oil ASCS National Champion. Already up to speed with events in Arizona, Oklahoma, and Florida under his belt in 2016, Aaron Reutzel will again take on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in the B.C. Fundz / Dissolvalloy No. 87. ASCS 2/8
  • GF1 Chassis)Not a bad way to start the season for GF1 drivers - Matt Kurtz claimed his 2nd win of the early season at All Tech Raceway Sunday night to match his previous weekend win at East Bay last Saturday night. While season is just beginning for us in the US, Joel Chadwick is celebrating a great season, winning the South Australian Wingless Sprint Championship after his 4th win at Speedway City. Good luck to all the teams competing in Florida with the All Stars and Outlaws this week. 2/8
  • World of Outlaws)Donny Schatz drove to the infield of The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway in November and claimed his seventh World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series championship. The win came at the end of a season that was one for the record books - Schatz recorded 31 wins, including his ninth Knoxville Nationals title and crossed over the 200 wins mark on the way to one of the widest championship win margins in 20 years. Press Releases2/8
  • Dale Blaney)Dale Blaney opened the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign on a strong note last Friday despite facing several new circumstances. Blaney guided the Mainstream Holdings, Inc., sponsored CH Motorsports team to a runner-up result at Bubba Raceway Park, where he captured a second-place finish at the unique track for the second straight season. Press Releases2/8
  • Derek Hagar)Derek Hagar is slated to make his winged sprint car season debut this weekend at NEA Speedway. "Friday is a practice day," he said. "Saturday they are doing heat races and Sunday will be features. It's pretty exciting. It's been a slow winter for the race team. It'd be nice to go out there and try to make a little extra money." Press Releases2/8
  • Travis Rilat)Travis Rilat is aiming for his third straight triumph during the Tyson Perez Memorial this weekend at Borderline Speedway. Rilat will spend the week in Australia prior to Saturday's event, which honors his longtime friend who passed away in 2010. "It's just nice they keep the tradition going to honor Tyson," he said. "It will be fun to visit some friends and Tyson's family. And hopefully we can make it a repeat. He would expect nothing less than a win." Press Releases2/8
  • Danny Lasoski)Danny Lasoski certainly loves to start his season in Florida each year. "Not only is the weather amazing, but we usually run pretty well down there," he said. "I can't wait to get this season going this week in Florida." Lasoski and Big Game Motorsports will invade Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville on Wednesday and Thursday with the Arctic Cat Circuit of Champions before racing with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the half-mile oval as part of the 45th annual DIRTcar Nationals. Press Releases2/8

1:50pm

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  • Susquehanna Speedway PA)Brown and Miller Racing Solutions has partnered with Susquehanna Speedway for the 2016 racing season and the new partnership will benefit many race teams that compete at the track this season. Brown and Miller Racing Solutions will give $12,000 worth of gift certificates ($400 apiece) to six different racing divisions over a 30-race period. Central PA 2/8
  • Dirt Track Heroes)The event staff of the Ninth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show continues to add all of the finishing touches on what will be another great event coming together as the past, present and future of auto racing joins forces together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will be primed and ready to go when the doors of the Phillipsburg Mall swing open to welcome the return of the show on opening day set for Sunday, March 6th. The show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue its week long run through Saturday night, March 12th. Press Releases2/8
  • Dave Blaney/Motter Motorsports)National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Dave Blaney will make his debut as pilot of the Motter Equipment Mohawk Northeast Beltline Body Shop 71M sprint car Wednesday, February 10 at Volusia Speedway Park in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions event . This will be the first of five consecutive days of racing for the team: two days of All Star racing followed by the three day kick off of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car series. Press Releases2/8
  • Steve Kinser Racing)Arctic Cat, one of the most widely recognized and legendary names in the snowmobile, ATV and Side-by-Side industry, announced today its partnership with another legendary brand, Steve Kinser Racing (SKR) and driver Kraig Kinser for the 2016 racing season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Series (ASCoC.) In a first for both iconic brands, this season will see the Kinser name compete in a full season of ASCoC competition, marking the first time that both Arctic Cat & SKR will have a full-time presence in the series.Press Releases2/8
  • KWS/ Civil War/ Ocean Sprints)FYI to drivers/teams the PMG rules & memberships (KWS/ Civil War/ Ocean Sprints, etc) are available now at http://racepmg.com/drivers/ If you're planning to go for points you must be a member during the first race of the season. KWS opens March 11 & 12 in Tulare (co-sanctioned event with WOO awards show-up points each night), Civil War opens in Chico Friday March 25 & the Ocean Sprints open up Friday April 8. There wasn't a ton of changes, but there was some cleaning up & minor additions in various rules so please give them a look. As always, updates are highlighted in red. 2/8

Sunday  February 7th 2016

I just believe in the goodwill of people, the power of people to do something positive. Eddie Izzard

10:00pm

RESULTS....

  • Top Gun)All Tech Raceway FL...1 82 Matt Kurtz 2 22 Shawn Murray 3 22 Johnny Gilbertson 4 3 Dennis Misuraca 5 17c Aileen Collins-Love 6 20 Frank Carlson 7 38 Tony Agin 8 19 Keith Butler 9 02 Gene Lasker 10 3k Guy Bos 11 31 Andrew Griffen 12 55 Kurt Taylor 13 83 Mark Ruel 2/7
  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)In a hard fought battle last night at Horsham’s Blue Ribbon Raceway Matthew Reed crossed the line first to add another feature win to his impressive resume. Only the second time back this season for the ACT49 Team Reed had a calculated drive thru traffic for 30 laps. Young Brayden Parr again showed his raw talent bringing the V71 home in 2nd and Farmer Phil Lock rounding out the top three. Race Results 2/7

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  • Wilmot Raceway WI)The annual Wilmot Raceway Awards Party drew a full house to the Brat Stops' Parkway Chateau to celebrate the accomplishments of many throughout the 2015 season. Ray Underwood and fellow Wilmot Raceway announcer Mike Babicz shared the microphone and kept the enthusiastic gathering entertained, as did many of the recipients. The top ten in points from the 2015 season were recognized with the top five in each division receiving checks, hardware, photo, and jackets. Press Releases2/7
  • Susquehanna Speedway PA)Susquehanna Speedway is excited to announce that BAPS Auto Paints and Supply will partner with the speedway to sponsor the seven 410 Sprint Car events for the 2016 racing season. The BAPS Auto Paints and Supply 410 Sprint cars will see action at the York Haven oval on Sunday April 10, Sunday, May 8 in the Kevin Gobrecht Classic, a June date yet to be determined, Sunday July 17, Sunday August 21, Thursday September 22 and concluding with the season finale on Saturday November 5. Press Releases2/7
  • I-35 Speedway MO)As the racing season draws near with practice at I-35 Speedway on March 12th 2016 with USMTS racing Sunday March 20th 2016, there is no time to spare preparing. With a track worker meeting comes answers to questions that need to be passed on to drivers and crew members. A few of the important changes are as follows: All Race Cars will be pre-tech for safety prior to racing All Four Wheelers, ATV’s, Golf Carts, Mopeds, Mini Bikes, and modes of transportation in the pits must be registered at the pit shack. Press Releases2/7
  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)Ohsweken Speedway has scheduled registration and rules information meetings for all five weekly racing divisions, while official 2016 rulebooks are now available on the track’s website. The registration and rules information meetings will be held at the Best Western Brant Park Inn located at 19 Holiday Drive in Brantford, Ontario on Sunday, March 6. The schedule for the meetings is as follows.Press Releases2/7
  • Susquehanna Speedway Park PA)Susquehanna Speedway is pleased to announce that Credit Connection Auto Sales, Inc. will partner with the speedway to sponsor the Super Sportsman division for the 2016 racing season. The Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman will be featured on 19 different dates on the aggressive Susquehanna Speedway schedule. Some of the bigger races for the Sportsman will include the Bud Bricker Nationals on May 28, the Firecracker 40 on July 2, the York County Nationals on July 23 and the Harvest Classic on October 8.Press Releases2/7

Saturday  February 6th 2016

You just can't beat the person who never gives up. Babe Ruth

4:00pm

PRESS....

  • All Stars)With heavy rains invading the area, and more rain on the forecast, Bubba Raceway Park and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions officials have decided to cancel Saturday night’s Bubba Army Winter Nationals program at Bubba Raceway Park. There will be no rain date. All Stars 2/6
  • Chad Kemenah)The 2016 Sprint Car Season is quickly approaching and car owner Rob Hunter could not be more excited. The Hunter Racing Team will be at the Bubba Army Winter Nationals at the Bubba Raceway Park on Friday, February 5th and Saturday, February 6th with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Press Releases2/6
  • SOD)Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is pleased to announce that long-time sponsor Lane Automotive is returning as a Sprints On Dirt primary heat race sponsor in 2016. In addition, its Allstar Performance division, and the Comp Cams product line will once again be Sprints On Dirt contingency sponsors for 2016. Press Releases2/6
  • Bobby Adamson)82 year old Bobby Adamson chases burglar on foot and by car. http://www.wjhg.com/ 2/6

3:00am

RESULTS....

  • All Stars)For the third time in his career and for the first time since 2007, Kraig Kinser found victory lane with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. The Bloomington, Indiana, native scored $5,000 for his wire-to-wire triumph at Bubba Raceway Park on Friday, February 5, officially capturing the first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions win of the 2016 season. Defending All Star champion Dale Blaney finished second, followed by Greg Hodnett, Chad Kemenah and a hard charging Caleb Armstrong.  All Stars2/6
  • Photos)Look for photos tonight from the 2016 All Stars opener at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala FL in Hoseheads LIVE2/6

PRESS....

  • NSL)The National Sprint League continues to build momentum as several additional businesses have created partnerships with the series as associate and contingency sponsors. MyRacePass, which developed and built the NSL website, will be a featured associate sponsor for the series. Additionally, the National Sprint League is pleased to announce that Cobblestone Hotel & Suites of Knoxville, Iowa, is the official hotel for its race dates at Knoxville Raceway in 2016. NSL drivers, crew members and fans will receive a discount on the newest hotel in the Knoxville area. Cobblestone Hotel & Suites is located at 1212 Eric Drive in Knoxville. Reservations can be made at their website  http://www.StayCobblestone.com/IA/Knoxville or by calling toll free at 888-693-8262. Make sure to mention the National Sprint League to receive a discount. National Sprint League 2/6
  • Rahmer Brothers Racing)Fred Rahmer and the RBR Race Team are pleased to announce the addition of Mount Joy, Pa’s Leffler Energy to the list of top-notch organizations that support Sprint Car Racing and the efforts of the No. 51S of Stevie Smith, the No. 51 of Freddie Rahmer, and the No. 88 of Brandon Rahmer. Press Releases2/6
  • DIRTVision)Watch all 12 nights of racing LIVE on DIRTVision.com, February 9th - 20th! See the UMP Modifieds, All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints, World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, DIRTcar Late Models, World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models, and Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds all compete to kick off the 2016 racing season! DIRTVision MAX has you set with two week-long packages. Get Sprint Week, February 9th - 14th, for $79.99. Late Model Week, February 15th - 20th, is $89.99. Each day will also have a single day pass available the morning of for $24.99. Live video coverage on DIRTVision MAX is scheduled to begin at approximately 6:00 pm EST on Tuesday, February 9th. For a complete DIRTVision MAX broadcast schedule, visit www.dirtvision.com. 2/6
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)Legendary Mid-South car owner Bobby Sparks will bring his familiar No. 91 back on the road with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network for the first time since 2009. "I'm ready. I'm really ready to be back out on the road with the ASCS," said Sparks, of Olive Branch, Miss., about his return as a car owner with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in 2016.  ASCS 2/6

Friday  February 5th 2016

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

12:30pm

RESULTS....

  • Valvoline Raceway AU)Michael “Slim” Pickens and Zach Daum put on a master class tonight to run first and second in the Preliminary night 20-lapper at Valvoline Raceway to kick off the Rod Bowen’s Prestige Smash Repairs Australian Speedcar Championship. American Daum took the lead early in his GRD #14 Eagle in the uninterrupted main event before Kiwi champ Pickens got by in the Sirrom Racing #38 King to take the number one spot and never relinquish it. Race Results 2/5

PRESS....

  • World of Outlaws)World Racing Group will expand its partnership with Racing Electronics in 2016 to bring fans even closer to the racing action at World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Series events. Starting at the 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., fans will be able to listen directly to driver receiver communication, race control and the announcers for all three series, Johnny Gibson, Shane Andrews, Matt Prieur and Rick Eschelman. DIRT/World of Outlaws 2/5
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Thursday  February 4th 2016

Votes are like trees, if you are trying to build a forest. If you have more trees than you have forests, then at that point the pollsters will probably say you will win. Dan Quayle

11:00pm

PRESS....

  • Aaron Reutzel)Two weekends away from a racetrack was enough. Rather than sit idle for another pair of weekends, Aaron Reutzel and the Shark-powered Dissolvealloy Frac Ball Revolution /BC Fundz No. 87 Sprint Car team are making the 900-plus mile journey from Clute, TX, to Ocala, FL, for this weekend’s opening pair of All Star Circuit of Champions events at Bubba Raceway Park. Press Releases2/4
  • Tony Stewart)Legendary drag racer Don “Snake” Prudhomme gave NBC Sports a first-hand account of Tony Stewart’s accident in the Southern California sand dunes Sunday.http://nascar.nbcsports.com/ 2/4
  • Kevin Swindell)Few misconceptions about my injury I wanted to clear up.... https://pbs.twimg.com/ 2/4
  • Dirt Track Heroes)The dates and show schedule are now confirmed for the popular ninth edition of the week long Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show for 2016 and the hard-working staff is putting all of the necessary pieces in place to produce another great show. The successful event will once again begin its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall located off Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, New Jersey beginning on Sunday, March 6th and will run through March 12th. The upcoming show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and has become a must go to event in the local Tri-State area. Press Releases2/4
  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)RD 9 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series will be run this Saturday night at Blue Ribbon Raceway, Horsham. The Series heads to their 5th race track in 7 shows. “So many different tracks challenge’s every driver and keeps everyone on even ground – no home track favourites for our guys!” Searle tells us. “We love to take our show to so many different tracks & fans and show off our talented drivers. Blue Ribbon Raceway is an awesome track to visit. The Committee have done so much work there over the past couple of seasons and the track has been racy.” Press Releases2/4

5:00pm

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  • Cody Bova)Cody Bova will begin his 2016 season at the home of “Ohio’s Finest Racing.” Since announcing his plans to contend for the FAST “305” Series “Rookie of the Year” title in 2016, Bova has added to his upcoming schedule and will launch his new campaign at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Friday, March 25. It will be Bova’s first ever appearance at the one-third mile oval. Press Releases2/4
  • Column)Happy New Year. It's that time of year when the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series is gearing up for the start of their 2016 Point's Race season. The Dirt Car National's will kick off their first event of the season on February 12th, 13th and 14th, 2016, at Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, FL. Can't wait to see the new paint schemes, their sponsors and of course the most important, the amazing Drivers and their crews. Time to check out your favorites and be ready to cheer them on.. Sprint Car Notes2/4
  • Tony Stewart)Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, sustained a burst fracture of the L1 vertebra in an all-terrain vehicle accident Sunday while vacationing on the West Coast. Stewart was transported to a local hospital following the non-racing accident and promptly evaluated. He was awake and alert throughout the process and able to move all of his extremities. Stewart flew to North Carolina Tuesday evening and was admitted to a Charlotte-area hospital for further evaluation. On Wednesday, he underwent surgery. The subsequent recovery period means Stewart will miss the beginning of the Sprint Cup season. A timetable for Stewart’s return has not been determined, but he is expected to make a full recovery and return to the No. 14 Chevrolet in 2016. Plans for an interim driver have not been finalized. 2/4

  • All Stars)Due to impending weather conditions, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and Bubba Raceway Park officials have decided to cancel the practice session scheduled for Thursday evening, February 4. Racing for Friday and Saturday night are still on as scheduled. Pit gates are scheduled to open at 10 am on Friday morning, February 5. A mandatory drivers meeting will begin at 6 pm. The first hot lap session will hit the speedway at 7 pm. Pending track conditions on Friday afternoon, a potential practice session will be conducted sometime between 2 and 5 pm. More information will be released pertaining to that practice session on Friday morning. Additional news and information regarding the Bubba Army Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park, including ticket prices and schedule of events, can be found on the Web at www.bubbaracewaypark.com. Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/. Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions apparel will be available at all series events in 2016, as well as available online at www.classicinkusa.com and www.fullyinjected.com. 2/4
  • World of Outlaws)Hello World of Outlaws Fans! We announced this week that Sears and Craftsman brand tools have made a 3-year commitment to become Title Sponsor of both the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Late Model Series, marking the first time that a Fortune 100 company has made such a significant investment in dirt track racing. We wanted to invite you to check out our welcome video for Craftsman and to let you know that for a very limited time we are sending fans who register at www.worldofoutlaws.com a free series decal. These won't last, so register soon! 2/4
  • OCRS)Dooling Machine Products is returning as title sponsor of the annual Oklahoma State Championship race for the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series. This event will once again be held at its birthplace, the Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada Oklahoma. The winner of the 10th Annual running of the OSC race will collect $2,000 with additional money added into the overall purse as well. This special event will be held on Saturday, September 10th. OCRS 2/4
  • Ian Madsen)A disappointing Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic led Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team into one final weekend of action in Australia during the Australian Championship, and Madsen and company ended things on a positive note as the St. Marys, NSW driver finished ninth. Press Releases2/4

Wednesday  February 3rd 2016

Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character. Horace Greeley

11:45pm

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  • CJB Motorsports)It's often been said that the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. For CJB Motorsports teammates David Gravel and Sammy Swindell, their journey in 2016 will be more than a thousand miles but the analogy rings true. "We've got a very long schedule so it's really important to get out of the gate quickly and strong," said Gravel, the new wheelman of the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. Press Releases2/3
  • NCRA)The National Championship Racing Association (NCRA) would like to invite Sprint Car teams to the richest Sprint Car race in the history of the series, the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas. On Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26, 2016. Saturday night’s championship feature will pay a series record $10,000.00 to WIN! NCRA will award both NCRA points and NSL points at all of its events in 2016. If a driver chooses not to run NSL rules at a sanctioned event, he will receive NCRA points only. If a driver chooses to run NSL rules during the season or at a particular sanctioned event, he will receive both NCRA and NSL points. Rules for NCRA Sprint Car teams will remain the same as ASCS at all sanctioned events for 2016. By offering points with the NCRA and NSL in 2016, the series hopes to provide teams, fans and venues with the best Sprint Car teams and competition without an extensive travel schedule and the ability to compete for dual championships. For more information on the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout or the 2016 NCRA Sprint Car Series, call 316-755-1781 (NCRA) or go to: www.racencra.com. For NSL information go to: www.nationalsprintleague.com 2/3
  • Front Row Challenge)Tickets for the 21st Annual Front Row Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company, Musco Lighting and Seafoam Motor Treatment are on sale for returning ticket holders! The highest paying one-day event sanctioned by the National Sprint League will again pay the winner $20,000! As always, bonuses and contingencies could boost the winner’s share. Press Releases2/3
  • Attica Raceway Park OH)The 2016 racing season at Attica Raceway Park will showcase some of the biggest events in the track’s 28 year history. The talk of the winter was the return of the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics in July featuring the Craftsman Tools World of Outlaw Sprints. But other big events have also been added including the first ever Kasey Kahne Dirt Classic Ohio for the 410 sprints paying $10,000 to win. Kahne, who started his career racing sprints and is now a NASCAR Sprint Cup super star, has put together several big sprint car events around the Midwest this summer and Attica fans will now be treated to the unique event which will draw cars and stars from all over the region. Press Releases2/3
  • Bryan Clauson)Bryan Clauson’s “Circular Insanity Tour” is just barely getting under way. But the Noblesville, IN, racer is already picking up steam, winning three of five USAC Southwest vs. West Coast features at Canyon Speedway Park to capture the Winter Challenge title. With a handful of Arizona races in the books, the count for 2016 is up to 11 races in the unprecedented pursuit for 200. Press Releases2/3
  • Kyle Bellm)Kyle Bellm got a good taste of the road in 2015. Now, he’s ready for more as the beginning of the 2016 season quickly approaches. After racing to a seventh-place finish in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points and earning Rookie of the Year honors in 2015, the Nixa, MO, racer will kick off his second year on the National trail when the series fires to life at Creek County Speedway near Tulsa, OK, on March 11-12. Press Releases2/3
  • Trenton NJ)Two races down, one race to go. That’s the box score for the Indoor Racing Series Fueled By VP as Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) shifts attention toward Trenton’s Sun National Bank Center for its third and final race of the 2016 season. The key event in the Battle Of Trenton two day schedule for the TQ Midgets is the Saturday, February 27 40 lap A-Main. Allentown, Pa. winner Erick Rudolph and Atlantic City, NJ victor Anthony Sesely will lead a pack of over sixty contenders into the arena as pre-race favorites. Press Releases2/3

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  • ASCS Lucas Oil)When some drivers sustain injuries behind the wheel, it can take weeks, if not full seasons of racing to bounce back. For Sam Hafertepe, Jr. it took mere laps for the Sunnyvale, Texas driver to feel right at home in the Hwy. 79 Collision No. 15h. Coming back for the first time with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley's Racing Products at the Outlaw Motorsports Park on July 24, after breaking his arm on May 1, 2015 at the Salina Highbanks Speedway, it was as if Sam never left as the Texas ace smoked the field on a track that rough and on the top, only to follow that up the next night at the Longdale Speedway. ASCS 2/3
  • Thunderbowl Raceway CA)It’s become an annual tradition each season to open the campaign at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series invading the one-third mile clay oval. Adding to the excitement for the second straight year is the fact that the California based King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series will co-sanction each night with the “Greatest Show on Dirt” Friday & Saturday March 11 & 12. Press Releases2/3
  • USAC)ProSource Consultants of Grand Saline, Tex. will continue its popular "fast qualifier" awards program during the 2016 USAC National racing season, benefitting drivers who post the fastest qualifying time for events in USAC's Silver Crown, AMSOIL National Sprint Car and National Midget Series. USAC 2/3
  • Column)Richard Golardi has his "2016 Florida Speedweeks Preview"Florida Open Wheel 2/3
  • Toby Bellbowen)It was an Australian Title to remember for Toby Bellbowen after he come home a very respectable eleventh in the championship final. After starting from position sixteen, Toby made steady progress and brought the immaculate Hogs Breath Café #7 home just outside the top ten. Given the original starting list comprised of over 100 cars, this is an achievement that will long be remembered. Press Releases2/3

Tuesday  February 2nd 2016

Mistakes are the portals of discovery. James Joyce

7:45pm

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  • Column)Ron Rodda has notes from five weeks in Arizona From the Grandstand2/2
  • Placerville Speedway CA)Placerville Speedway is pleased to announce the hiring of Rio Linda’s Brad Kennedy as the new track announcer for the 2016 season. “We are very happy to welcome Brad Kennedy as the announcer at Placerville Speedway”, new track promoter Scott Russell states. “We feel with Brad’s knowledge of the competitors, his family’s history in the sport, and specifically at Placerville Speedway, combined with his youthful exuberance, that he is the right man for the job. Press Releases2/2
  • Valvoline Raceway AU)54 drivers have entered for the 75th Anniversary Australian Speedcar Championship presented by Rod Bowen’s Prestige Smash Repairs at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway this Friday and Saturday night. The entry list includes legends, dark horses, wild cards and hot favourites from the USA, NZ, WA, ACT, QLD, VIC and of course NSW in what promises to be one of the most spectacular events in Australia in any category this year. Press Releases2/2
  • CRASH PAD)Back Injuries happen when vertical impact stops the bottom of your seat and the weight of your body, head and helmet compress your spine against it. These impacts last 1/10th of a second, creating a high amount of force. The CRASH PAD provides the space and even compression resistance to slow your downward motion. The increased stopping time and distance reduces the impact force and Reduces your Risk of Spinal Injury with this simple seat insert. It Can Happen To ANYONE. Be Smart, Be Prepared, Do It Now not After. Info, Dealers, Online Ordering at WWW.802solutions.com.2/2
  • All Stars)The stars and cars of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will hit the dirt for the first time in 2016 on Friday evening, February 5, in sunny north central Florida. The traveling Arctic Cat All Stars will compete in a total of four events during their Florida venture, co-headlining such programs as the 5th annual Bubba Army Winter Nationals and the 45th annual DIRTcar Nationals. All Stars 2/2
  • Terry McCarl)The Australian Sprintcar Classic continues to grow in stature worldwide and this year was no different. The event held at the Premier Speedway near Warnambool, Victoria, Australia attracted 124 competitors from around the world. Altoona, Iowa’s Terry McCarl found himself in the middle of things again, driving Colin Bulmer and Wayne Cole’s #V2 to a top ten finish. Press Releases2/2

Monday  February 1st 2016

I have a tendency to kick it up. I like to rattle the cage. Lisa Marie Presley

11:00pm

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  • Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Cars)$21,000 in cash was paid out to the top 10 drivers in the Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Cars points for the 2015 season. Along with the cash, product certificates were also sent out. Point leader Greg Hodnett received a gift certificate from Triple X Race Co for being the highest finishing Triple X driver. 2nd place Danny Dietrich received a gift certificate from Maxim Chassis for being the highest finishing Maxim driver in the points. 2015 Rookie of the Year Chase Dietz received certificates from Zemco Speed Equipment, Shaver Wesmar Gear Drives, KSE Racing Products and My Race Pass.Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA 2/1
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)The 25th year of action with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network continues to get bigger and better as the MAVTV Motorsports Network in Corona, Cali. has announced its biggest year of coverage in the history of the American Sprint Car Series with 20 nights of racing set to be featured in 2016. ASCS 2/1
  • Penn Live)World of Outlaws ink landmark three-year deal with Sears and Craftsman Toolshttp://www.pennlive.com/2/1
  • NCRA/NSL 360)The GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Series has established a partnership with the National Championship Racing Association, which is better known as the NCRA. The GoMuddy.com NCRA/NSL 360 Region has been created for the 2016 season with the region currently hosting 18 races at eight tracks throughout Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma on its tentative schedule. National Sprint League 2/1
  • Dale Blaney)Dale Blaney already has one victory under his belt this year as he tackles the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions 2016 season, which begins this weekend at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. Blaney, who guided his Mainstream Holdings, Inc., backed CH Motorsports team to a win last month during the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown in Arizona, is seeking his first triumph since 2012 at the unique 3/8-mile oval this Friday and Saturday. Press Releases2/1
  • Caleb Helms)Caleb Helms is slated to open the 2016 season this weekend at Bubba Raceway Park. Helms has signed up to compete full-time this season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, which begins the new campaign on Friday and Saturday at the unique track in Ocala, Fla. Press Releases2/1
  • Kerry Madsen)Coming up so close in a host of big races during a 14-race tour in Australia, Kerry Madsen made the best of his final weekend of action in Australia as he parked his American Racing/Keneric Racing No. 29 machine in victory lane on Sunday night and was crowned the Australia Champion. Press Releases2/1
  • The Cushion)After 5 weeks of conversations, negotiations and a multitude of counter-offers to try and keep our relationship going, we are disappointed to announce that TheCushion.com no longer has the rights to post World of Outlaws video coverage like we have been doing the past few years. World Racing Group and the World of Outlaws have made an internal decision to control their content in-house and the ways in which it is distributed to the public. Press Releases2/1
  • Jackson Motorplex MN)Jackson Motorplex is pleased to announce multiple marketing partners committed to the recently renovated track for the 2016 season. Liquid Nitro Energy Drink will sponsor the IMCA RaceSaver 305 sprint car class with Minnesota West - Jackson Campus sponsoring the IMCA hobby stock class and Bohl's Small Engine & Marine sponsoring the IMCA sport mods. Press Releases2/1
  • USAC)Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. emerged as the champion of the five-race "Winter Challenge" USAC Southwest/West Coast Sprint Car series, posting three wins, a second and a fourth the past two weeks at Canyon Speedway in Peoria, Ariz. USAC 2/1
  • USAC)Bryan Clauson has become the sixth driver in USAC history to score 100 race victories during a career. He is also the youngest, at age 26, to reach that feat. He achieved the century mark last Friday night at Canyon Speedway in Peoria, Ariz. by winning the 30-lap USAC Southwest/West Coast Sprint Car "Winter Challenge" special event. Clauson's total includes two Silver Crown wins, 34 in National Sprint Cars, 36 in National Midgets, seven in Kenyon Midgets, nine West Coast Sprint special events, 5 regional Midgets, 3 Western Midgets, 3 CRA Sprints and a National Midget special event. USAC 2/1
  • Eldora Speedway OH)Sears and the Craftsman brand, America's most trusted tool brand, announced today the return of Craftsman tools as a major presence in motorsports, becoming the title sponsor of the World of Outlaws. The three-year agreement, which begins immediately, renames the two premier series in dirt track racing to the "World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series" and "World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series." This is the first time the two top series in grassroots motorsports have shared a title sponsor. Press Releases2/1
  • Top Gun Sprints)The Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprint Series is looking forward to making their first appearances on Sunday, February 7 at All-Tech Raceway in Lake City, Fl. This will the first time sprint cars have race at All-Tech since it has been converted to a dirt race track. Joining the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints will be the Hobby/Street Stocks and the V8/Pure Stocks. Hot laps at 3: pm and racing at 4:00 pm. Come out for a high speed action filled afternoon of sprint car racing. The purse for the All Tech Raceway event is $1,100.00 to win, 5 place $425.00, 10 place $300.00, 15 Place $225, 20 place $200.00 and anyone making an Honest Attempt to race but cannot start the feature will receive $50.00.2/1
  • Dirt Track Heroes)The defining details and preparations for the Ninth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show continue to fall into place as the management staff has been working diligently to put the many pieces in place for what is expected to 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 6th and run through March 12th with a full itinerary of interview sessions and demonstrations set to take place. Press Releases2/1
  • I-30 Speedway AR)A $15,000 winner’s share up for grabs! What a way to kick off the 2016 season at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway. Recircle the dates on your calendar, as I-30 Speedway will make-up the 28th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires on March 10-12. The event postponed by inclement weather last October offers up a $15,000 winner’s share with $2,000 just to start the Saturday night finale. Press Releases2/1
  • Oswego Speedway NY)A week after the announcement of Oswego Speedway’s 2016 yearlong and 60th annual International Classic Weekend ticket packages, Speedway officials are happy to announce two separate fan appreciation savings specials in this year’s weekly pricing at the ‘Steel Palace.’ Press Releases2/1
  • Aaron Reutzel)Aaron Reutzel broke out of the gates with a flurry of racing activity to kick off the 2016 racing season. The reigning Lucas Oil ASCS National champion kicked off January by competing in all five rounds of Cocopah Speedway’s Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown near Yuma, AZ, and then made the long trek to Tulsa, OK, to compete in his first Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Press Releases2/1
  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT) Greg and Clinton highlight the recently-released 2016 racing schedule. Greg visits with the Janssens Brothers Racing team, 2015 HRW Mini Stock division champions. Clinton also catches up with Race Director Doug Leonard, while Nathan Ackland from Ackland Insurance and Rick Scott from Strickland’s GMC both have some exciting news for race teams. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to watch the video. 2016 SEASONOhsweken Speedway’s 21st season of racing begins on Friday, May 20 with Opening Night 2016. The weekly Friday night racing program will include Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers.2/1
  • Montpelier Motor Speedway IN)As the Montpelier Motor Speedway enters its 113th year of racing including its 30th consecutive season opener, race fans will find an aggressive and diverse schedule featuring 28 races at the East Central Indiana 1/4 mile clay oval. Owners and Promoters, Harold and Lori Hunter, enter their 8th year of promotion and 6th year of ownership of the facility built in 1903.Press Releases2/1
  • Danny Holtgraver)“Downtown” Danny Holtgraver will return to the road in 2016, set to follow the entire Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions schedule. Holtgraver, who finished eighth in the final series standings in 2015, will pilot the Pete Grove-owned No. 70 during his upcoming All Star campaign, rejoining crew chief Cody Jacobs for what he hopes to be a “career season.” Press Releases2/1

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  • World of Outlaws)Sears® and the Craftsman® brand, America’s most trusted tool brand, announced today the return of Craftsman tools as a major presence in motorsports, becoming the title sponsor of the World of Outlaws®. The three-year agreement, which begins immediately, renames the two premier series in dirt track racing to the “World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series” and “World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series.” This is the first time the two top series in grassroots motorsports have shared a title sponsor. DIRT/World of Outlaws 2/1
  • SOD)Officials from Hoosier Tire Midwest announced today the extension of Hoosier Racing Tire as the official series tire of the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP. The new agreement extends the sponsorship of the Sprint Car Series through the 2016 season. The series has released the 2016 schedule which includes thirteen race dates at seven different tracks. Included in the 2016 schedule are five two-day weekends that have become more popular with competitors and fans. Press Releases2/1

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