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1. 27 Greg Hodnett 1926 16
2. 48 Danny Dietrich 1772 16
3. 21 Brian Montieth 1284 9
4 1/5W Lucas Wolfe 1164 4
5. 19M Brent Marks 1102 3
6. 14 Lance Dewease 951 1
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8. 51 Stevie Smith 770 10
9. 87 Alan Krimes 694 2
10. 11c Cory Haas 570 1



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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) 10/22
Florida Open Wheel Richard Golardi 11/23 Tri-State Outlook Duane Hancock (OH/IN/MI) 11/18 Sprint Car Notes Gaye Carmichael 9/16
Dirt Divas Camisha Miller 10/8

From the Grandstand Ron Rodda (CA) 11/20

A Typical Weekend Pat & Bruce Eckel 11/21

Davey Hamilton Jr. in victory lane after winning the 40 lap National King of the Wing Main event at Madera Speedwway (M&M Photos)

Davey Hamilton Jr. (45) Bobby Santos (22A) and Troy DeCaire (1) race 3 wide for the lead in the early laps of the 40 lap National King of the Wing Main event at Madera Speedwway (M&M Photos)

Night 3 podium finishers for the Western World Championships USAC National/CRA feature at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona Saturday night: Robert Ballou(2nd), Bryan Clauson(1st), and Brady Bacon(3rd). GeorgeLevy/ photo.


Brady Bacon was "The Man" in the USAC National/CRA feature event on Night 2 of the Western World Championships at Tucson, Arizona's USA Raceway Friday night. GeorgeLevy/ photo.



The 4-Wide Salute to begin the USAC National/CRA feature portion of the Western World Championships Saturday night at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona. GeorgeLevy/ photo   Click image for larger view


Attica Raceway Park banquet 11-20-15  The track champions: Byron Reed 410 sprints; Doug Drown ump late models; Jordan Ryan 305 sprints & Matt Foos trucks all pictures by action photos



New Jersey Joey Payne took the Super Modified win at the Loan Mart Madera CA Speedway. Paul Trevino




Bill Rose 2015 IRA Sprints Champion and Kyle Marten 2015 Rookie of the Year   More photos in IRA Photos by RC custom Design

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“It was fun to race like that, When he got out front, I thought it would be tough to do anything. We were battling for every inch, he biked once and let us get away some, I knew I couldn’t make any mistakes there at the end.” Bryan Clauson winning the final night of USAC Sprints Western World at USA Raceway Tucson AZ

"Getting 100 wins and ten championships, it's cool to be in the seat and get those milestones for them. It's an honor to drive their car. I didn't know what was gonna happen with those two up front, so I had to take my time. The top was curby and it was hard to carry speed, but we were able to roll the bottom to get to the front. I tried to keep a decent pace through lapped cars and didn't really make any big mistakes. I knew somebody had to be close back there, and if you messed up, it was gonna be a big effect,"Brady Bacon winning night 2 of USAC Sprints Western World at Tucson AZ

“Luck was on our side on this one, we drew the pole for the heat and won it and that somehow put us up front for the feature,” Josh Hodges winning  USAC SW/WC 360 Sprints Western World at Tucson AZ Friday

“We knew where we were going, we were going to be up top, We were a little too free, I biked it and almost dumped it getting into one there one time.” Robert Ballou winning night 1 of USAC Sprints Western World at Tucson AZ

“If I could have put more than ten laps together at some point in the race, it probably wouldn’t have been exciting as it was,” Justin Grant winning  USAC SW/WC 360 Sprints Western World at Tucson AZ Thursday


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Bryan Clauson wins the USAC National/CRA feature portion of the Western World Championships Saturday night at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona. GeorgeLevy/ photo

 A tip of the Western World Championships hat to Brody Roa, your night 3 USAC West Coast/Southwest feature winner at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona Saturday night. GeorgeLevy/ photo.



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Tuesday  November 24th 2015 

I get satisfaction of three kinds. One is creating something, one is being paid for it and one is the feeling that I haven't just been sitting on my ass all afternoon. William F. Buckley, Jr.



  • SOD)Crystal Motor Speedway has a unique place in the history of Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP. Crystal had already been in operation for 28 years when SOD was created and in its early days, well known sprint car legends like Rick Ferkel and Bobby Allen raced at Crystal. Current owner/promoter Ron Flinn has continued the long-time partnership between Crystal and SOD, leasing the track in 1989, then purchasing it in 1990. Ron stands tall among our partner promoters, both literally and figuratively. Ron is 6’8” tall, or as he describes it, 5’ 20”, and is an outstanding basketball player even at 73 years old! As a longtime, very successful promoter, Ron is recognized as a well-respected leader and innovator among his fellow promoters. The Crystal/SOD tradition will continue in 2016 when the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP will once again appear at Crystal Motor Speedway on three dates, April 30th, July 16th, and September 3rd. The July 16th race will be the annual Mike Olrich Memorial. Mike was a SOD staff member and also served as series director at one time. The family tradition continues as Mike’s daughter Taylor works with SOD now.11/24
  • I-30 Speedway AR)Weather wackiness has encompassed tracks throughout the U.S. in 2015 - including many major dirt track events. But that is not deterring I-30 Speedway in Little Rock Arkansas, as 2016 will kick off where 2015 was supposed to end, with the running of the Short Track Nationals on Thursday March 10 through Saturday March 12. The event will pay $15,000 to win on championship night. Complete event details will be posted soon at the track website and on racing websites such as Hoseheads. Until then, have a safe and happy Holiday season! 11/24
  • Chase Johnson)Chase Johnson's first season in a 410ci sprint car went as planned. "I'd definitely call this year a learning year," he said. "We struggled quite a bit and that's the stuff that a first-year driver and a first-year team are going to have to go through. To be at a successful point you'll have to go through those learning curves and growing pains. We also had a few moments where we shined bright." Press Releases11/24
  • Terry McCarl)Terry McCarl is the latest standout driver to commit to racing throughout the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown next January at Cocopah Speedway. "I raced there with the World of Outlaws in 1991 at what was then called Yuma Speedway," he said. "I didn't win. I know that. I was driving for Country Builders Construction out in California. They are still a big part of my career today." Press Releases11/24
  • Ryan Smith)Ryan Smith had a breakout season in 2015. Smith capitalized on the momentum gained following his first career World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series feature victory late in 2014 by scoring a season-high four triumphs this year. Press Releases11/24
  • Brandon Hanks)Brandon Hanks earned more podium finishes, top fives and top 10s during 2015 than in any other season. "The biggest difference to me is the J-R1 cars," he said. "Ever since I got into the J-R1 cars we're more consistent. I've really felt comfortable with this new car. We learned a lot from it and we'll have some better runs in the future." Press Releases11/24
  • Eldora Speedway OH)Eldora Speedway’s 63rd season will have a few notable additions, while maintaining the long-standing race traditions that have made the half-mile clay oval so historic since opening in 1954. There are 28 days of racing, plus the season opening “Test and Tune” which opens the track on April 9, 2016. As previously announced, the big three events are the 22nd $100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream (June 9-10-11), 33rd $50,000-to-win Kings Royal Weekend (July 14-15-16) and the 46th running of the World 100 (September 8-9-10). The King Royal has expanded for the first-time to include Thursday night and will feature the $10,000-to-win “Jokers Wild” for the World of Outlaws. Press Releases11/24
  • Richard Vander Weerd)Closing out his 2015 season in Tucson, AZ during the Western World Championships, Richard Vander Weerd went toe-to-toe with the USAC National Sprint Car Series and closed his season out with a strong fifth place finish. “When it came down to the final night we were just one spot out of locking into the feature event again, but we were able to win the heat and move into the finale,” Vander Weerd said.” Press Releases11/24



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  • Danny Reidy)Last Saturday night Danny Reidy and the Mitchell Motorsport Team once again gained a handful of valuable USC QLD points as they finished fifth in the latest round of the Championship at Toowoomba. During the A-Main Danny drove a smart race as he avoided the carnage and survived multiple restarts to eventually finish fifth. Press Releases11/24
  • Brenten Farrer)Hot on the heels of his dramatic last lap win at the previous 360ci Sprintcar Allstars event at the Heartland Raceway at Moama Kilmore racer Brenten Farrer backed his maiden round win with yet another podium A-main finish last weekend. Farrer charged his way to a third placed finish at the Murray Bridge Speedway and as a result he maintained his lead in the overall series at it heads to the Sonic Speedway at Swan Hill for round four this Saturday night. Press Releases11/24
  • NMDOTY)Rico Abreu holds an eight-point lead over teammate Tanner Thorson in the National Midget Driver of the Year Championship, heading into Thursday’s 75th annual Turkey night Grand Prix at Perris Auto Speedway. Darren Hagen trails Abreu by 55-points in third place. Spencer Bayston and three-time defending NMODTY Champion Bryan Clauson, also remain in mathematical contention in fourth and fifth place. A total of 160 points is available on Thursday. Press Releases11/24

Monday  November 23rd 2015 

Things do not happen. Things are made to happen. John F. Kennedy



  • IRA)The Bumper To Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series held their annual awards banquet Saturday night at the Brookfield Inn & Suites. Twenty-one teams met the participation requirements making themselves point fund eligible, and all shared in the record IRA cash payout, and in the popular product drawing. Veteran Indiana racer Bill Rose made the weekly long tow worth it as his series leading twelve top five finishes, and twenty top ten's propelled him to his first ever championship, winning the title on the season's final night. Rose, the owner/driver of the #6, would take home the $10,000 championship check plus numerous other awards, including the Osborn & Son Trucking Fast Timer bonus for earning the most qualifying points throughout the season which included four fast times. IRA 11/23
  • Column)"Florida Speedweeks Dates Filling Up for 2016" by Richard Golardi Florida Open Wheel 11/23
  • Jackson Motorplex MN)The Jackson Motorplex IMCA Stock Car Nationals will be held Friday, September 23 and Saturday September 24, 2016. The announcement of this big race weekend caps an exciting 2016 schedule for the newly named facility in Jackson, Minnesota! Press Releases11/23
  • RacinBoys)The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will return to the Tulsa Expo Center this winter to broadcast two marquee offseason events. America's Fastest Motorsports Website will provide live Pay-Per-View video of the 31st annual Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout - Dec. 30 to Jan. 2 - and the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire - Jan. 12-16 - inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. Press Releases11/23
  • Sammy Swindell)Sammy Swindell has been winning sprint car races for four decades. A scaled-down schedule in 2015 didn't hamper that routine as Swindell picked up four feature wins - two in a 410ci sprint car, one in a 360ci sprint car and one in a midget. After announcing his retirement from full-time racing in August 2014, Swindell returned to the seat in a limited capacity this year. Press Releases11/23
  • Princess Race Wear)Princess Race Wear recently completed the process of moving into a larger facility, which was specially modified for the women's apparel company that is expanding into screen printing. "The demand has been so great during our first year that we needed a bigger shop and bigger machines to work efficiently," Princess Race Wear Founder Cheri Wheatley said. "We are a full-blown print shop. Everybody has been asking us about doing custom shirts and now we're able to offer that since we're in a bigger shop and can facilitate a bigger volume." Press Releases11/23
  • Sprint Dudes)SprintDudes is debuting a unique item that can appeal to both sprint car fans and drivers. SprintDudes has created a laser-engraved sprint car key chain, which is detailed on a high-quality two-layer outdoor plastic that is UV coated to reduce fade and wear. There are currently nine color combinations available with more options in the near future. The key chains are created from a copyrighted design and are shipped First Class in a padded envelope via USPS. Press Releases11/23
  • Eldora Speedway OH)The Eldora Speedway Championship Banquet is set for Saturday, January 23, 2016 in the Eldora Speedway Ballroom in Rossburg, Ohio. Doors open at 5 p.m. (EST), with opening remarks at 6:30 p.m., followed by the distribution of awards and over $30,000 in championship money and awards. Matt Westfall won the Eldora Late Model championship, while Travis Stemler took the Modified division. Rob Trent captured the Eldora stock car title. Press Releases11/23
  • Ryan Bernal)Ryan Bernal and his Mike Phulps Motorsports team were in action for one final weekend of action in 2015 as they took on the USAC National Series and USAC/CRA Series during the Western World Championships where Bernal would end up finishing in the 11th spot. Press Releases11/23
  • Eric Humphries)Kicking off a scheduled three-race weekend on Friday night at the Madera Speedway with the King of the Wing Series, Eric Humphries would experience a mechanical failure late in the feature event that would eventually sideline him for the rest of the weekend. Press Releases11/23
  • AHG Series AU)CONSISTENCY has helped keep Brad Maiolo on top of the points after four rounds of the 2015-16 AHG Sprintcar Series have been run and won. Maiolo banked maximum points at the Scardifields Smash Repairs King of Wings at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night to slightly extend his lead over big brother Jamie who was second.
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)When the historic 75th running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix rolls into Perris Auto Speedway on Thanksgiving Night, fans will be treated to a format change that they had requested with more action on the night for the Honda USAC National and Western States Midgets. In addition to the traditional qualifying, B main and 98-lap championship main, drivers will also have to run heat races giving fans more bang for their racing buck. Press Releases11/23
  • Triple X Race Co)XXX Gives Thanks this Week. At Triple X Race Components, we have a lot to be thankful for. 2015 has been a year of fantastic results for our drivers, including our five winners from this past weekend. Brady Bacon headlined the week with a win at the Western World Championship, giving Hoffman Auto Racing its 100th USAC victory. Simon Reichelt took his XXX 600 to a win in Australia, Renee Angel won in her XXX midget in Oregon and in New Zealand, Andy Erksine and Jamie Larson were both winners in XXX chassis. All told, this gives Team XXX 316 victories in a year that still has a lot of racing to go. We’ll be closed on Thanksgiving and Black Friday so that our employees can enjoy time with their families – however, the online shopping center at is open all day, every day! Enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving and make your plans to visit us at PRI in Indianapolis, Booth 3057! 11/23
  • Oswego Speedway NY)For the second consecutive year Oswego Speedway’s prestigious Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds will air nationally on Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT on MAVTV this Thursday, November 26 at 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. ET/PT. The one hour broadcast, featuring the world’s most unique open-wheel short track racecars and the richest race in the world of Supermodified racing, will display 34 of the best open-wheel drivers in the country battling for 200-laps and a total purse of over $100,000. Press Releases11/23
  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)The 2015 Ohsweken Speedway season was celebrated on Friday night with the annual awards banquet at Carmen's Banquet Hall in Hamilton. Glenn Styres was honoured as the champion of the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car Division, while Dylan Westbrook was recognized as the Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Car championPress Releases11/23

Sunday  November 22nd 2015 

I've always put my family first and that's just the way it is. Jamie Lee Curtis






  • USAC)In a duel for the ages in Saturday night's 48th "Western World Championship" at USA Raceway, Bryan Clauson held off AMSOIL Sprint Car National Champion Robert Ballou for the season-ending victory. The pair of 26-year-olds swapped the lead with less than ten laps to go, and Clauson held off a last-corner slider attempt from Ballou for the .753-second win in the B&H Contractors - Dooling Machine #63 Spike/Fisher. USAC 11/22
  • USA Raceway AZ)The 48th Western World Championships came down to a pair of epic USAC Sprint Car feature events with Bryan Clauson and Brody Roa taking title honors in Saturday night’s finale atop the 3/8-mile USA Raceway clay oval. Clauson outlasted USAC National Sprint Car champion Robert Ballou to claim his fourth Western World title in the USAC vs. USAC/CRA finale while Roa held off the likes of Brady Bacon and C.J. Leary throughout the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast 360-ci Sprint Car main event to add his name to the list of Western World champions. Race Results 11/22
  • Photos)Photos by George Levy from The Western World at USA Raceway AZ are in SpeedShotz11/22
  • USAC)USAC HPD WESTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS: November 21, 2015 - Las Vegas, Nevada - Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring  FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Cody Jessop, 2. Jeff Kelley, 3. Toni Breidinger, 4. Dezel West, 5. Annie Breidinger, 6. Mike Daniels, 7. Jimmy Waters, 8. Courtney Crone, 9. John Waters, 10. Anthony Quintana.USAC 11/22
  • USAC)USAC HPD EASTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS: November 21, 2015 - Hickory, North Carolina - Hickory Motor Speedway FEATURE: (35 laps) 1. Chris Lamb, 2. Jake Nelke, 3. Andrew Layser, 4. Matt Lundstrom, 5. Sam Hatfield, 6. Dillon Silverman, 7. Jessica Bean, 8. Nolan Allison, 9. Jagger Parker, 10. Mike Ward, 11. Carson Hocevar, 12. Ryan Krachun. USAC 11/22



  • King of Wing)Irwindale CA...#7 JoJo Helberg #22a Bobby Santos #25 Sierra Jackson #12 Ron Larson #8 Dylan Hutchison #22 Richie Larson #3f Jim Birges #36 Ryan Burdett #91 Bryan Warf #14 Matt Mansell #23 Robert Stout #3 Robert Beck #51 Tristan Spiers #40 Cody Gerhardt #32 Mitch Holte #98 Kenny Hamilton #3t Tom Baker #7 Jimmy Hamilton #26 Aaron Pierce #1 Troy Decaire #40b David Byrne 11/22
  • USAC)AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL & USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: November 21, 2015 – Tucson, Arizona – USA Raceway - “48th Western World Championships” FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Robert Ballou, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Dave Darland, 5. Richard Vander Weerd, 6. C.J. Leary, 7. Justin Grant, 8. Tracy Hines, 9. Jerry Coons Jr., 10. Chris WindomUSAC 11/22
  • USAC)USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: November 21, 2015 – Tucson, Arizona – USA Raceway - “48th Western World Championships” FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Brody Roa, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Justin Grant, 4. C.J. Leary, 5. R.J. Johnson, 6. Bryan Clauson, 7. Josh Hodges, 8. Stevie Sussex, 9. Chris Windom, 10. Danny Faria Jr.USAC 11/22
  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series had a thrilling night at Murray Bridge Speedway last night with Mark Caruso taking out a comfortable win. Daniel Evans in the SA44 Evans Family Racing home in 2nd and V34 Brenten Farrer rounding out the top three. Race Results 11/22


  • Knoxville Raceway IA)Nearly $300,000 in cash and contingencies were handed out Saturday night, November 21 at the 2015 Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup Series Banquet! The event, held at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa played host to 700 attendees. The contingency package was headlined by a giveaway of eight chassis. Each owner in all three sprint car classes was awarded a contingency (see prize list with winners below). The Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO) again will provide insurance for all 2015 Knoxville point eligible drivers next season for wherever they may race. The KRCO will also provide each driver a $600 gift certificate to Simpson Racing Products. BillW's Knoxville News 11/22
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)The 2015 Port Royal Speedway track champions and top point finishers were honored at the annual Speedway awards banquet, held Saturday night, November 21 at the Port Royal Community Building. Feted was the champions: Lucas Wolfe, 410 sprints; Jeff Miller, 305 sprints; Mike Lupfer, super late models; Andrew Yoder, econo late models; and Jason Zook, xtreme stocks. Central PA 11/22
  • Lincoln Speedway PA)Lincoln Speedway track champions and special year-end awards were handed out at the Wyndham Garden York Hotel Saturday night, November 21st. The top ten finishers in the season-long point series for both sprint car divisions and special awards were distributed to rookies’ of-the-year and most improved driver. Central PA 11/22

Saturday  November 21st 2015 

If you ask me to play myself, I will not know what to do. I do not know who or what I am. Peter Sellers



  • King of Wing)Madera CA...#45 DJ Hamilton #22a Bobby Santos #40b David Brynes #7 joJo Helberg #1 Troy DeCaire #40 Cody Gerhardt #23 Robert Stout #26 Aaron Pierce #45s Tim Skoglund #12 Ron Larson #3 Robert Beck #8 Dylan Hutchinson #25J Sierra Jackson #14 Matt Mansell #3k Kyle Vanderpool #61 Kevin Feeney #21 Mike Stutsman #3t Tom Baker #98 Kenny Hamilton #36 Ryan Burnett #91 Bryan Warf #15 Eric Humphries #22 Richie Larson #56 AJ Russell 11/21
  • USA Raceway AZ)Brady Bacon and Josh Hodges stepped to the forefront on the second night of 48th Western World Championships preliminary action by capturing victories in Friday night’s USAC Sprint Car feature events atop the 3/8-mile USA Raceway clay oval. After bagging a pair of runner-up finishes on Thursday night, Oklahoma native Bacon climbed to the top step of the podium by taking Friday’s USAC National vs. USAC/CRA feature victory while New Mexico’s Hodges bounced back from a vicious heat race flip in 410-ci action to wire the field in USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast 360-ci Sprint Car action. Race Results 11/21
  • AHG Series AU)BRAD Maiolo’s name has been added to an illustrious list after he won the 34th Annual Scardifields Smash Repairs King of Wings at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night. Not only did his win cement his name in the history books but it was also part of another LJM Racing 1-2 finish after big brother Jamie was second, reversing the result from the previous round at Quit Bunbury Speedway the week prior. Race Results 11/21
  • Column)Ron Rodda has Tucson AZ USAC Western World night 2 notes inFrom the Grandstand11/21
  • USAC)Brady Bacon capped Friday's "Western World Championships" preliminary night at USA Raceway with his seventh win of the season in AMSOIL National Sprint Car competition. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver took charge just past halfway and held off Bryan Clauson to win by .377-seconds, making it the 100th USAC National feature victory for his Dynamics, Inc. - Hoffman Auto Racing team. USAC 11/21


  • Bob Trostle)Legendary sprint car mechanic and owner Bob Trostle passed away this morning at age 82. Bob had an outstanding career as a car owner with 2 Knoxville Nationals titles and 6 Knoxville Raceway Championships. Rest In Peace Bob. NSSN Story  11/21
  • Attica Raceway Park OH)Attica Raceway Park capped off an exciting 2015 season during the traditional awards banquet Friday where $63,000 in point fund money was handed out to 40 competitors in the four weekly divisions. Also, during the awards ceremony former sprint car driver and television race broadcaster Brad Doty was on hand to talk about the move of the Brad Doty Classic back to the Attica – where the event started in 1989 as a way to raise funds for Doty who had been injured in a sprint car crash at Eldora Speedway. The event, scheduled for Tuesday, July 12, will be sanctioned by the World of Outlaws. Press Releases11/21



  • USAC)AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL & USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: November 20, 2015 – Tucson, Arizona – USA Raceway - “48th Western World Championships” FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Brady Bacon, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Robert Ballou, 5. Kevin Thomas Jr., 6. Dave Darland, 7. Chase Stockon, 8. Jerry Coons Jr., 9. Aaron Farney, 10. Damion GardnerUSAC 11/21
  • USAC)USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: November 20, 2015 – Tucson, Arizona – USA Raceway - “48th Western World Championships” FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Josh Hodges, 2. R.J. Johnson, 3. Andy Reinbold, 4. Brody Roa, 5. Bryan Clauson, 6. Brady Bacon, 7. Charles Davis Jr., 8. Chris Bonneau, 9. Ronnie Clark, 10. Trey MarchamUSAC 11/21


  • Smith Titanium)When Pennsylvania's 410 sprint car driver Stevie Smith is not racing, he is working hard at growing his titanium fastener and rotor business. Smith Titanium offers the lightest and strongest titanium hardware on the market for sprints, midgets, micro sprints, dirt late models, modifieds, and trucks. You can now see all the company has to offer on the brand new website
  • Column)Pat & Bruce Eckel have part 1 of their season review in A Typical Weekend 11/21

Friday  November 20th 2015 

"We changed just about everything but the driver's seat tonight, and that's only because I own the car.  Robert Ballou



  • USA Raceway AZ)Robert Ballou and Justin Grant reigned victorious after a pair of superb USAC Sprint Car features that put the wraps on Thursday night’s opening leg of the 48th Western World Championships at USA Raceway. While Ballou pounced on some late-race misfortune for Jerry Coons, Jr., to capture his 18th overall of win of the year in the 30-lap USAC National vs. USAC/CRA feature, Grant took command in the late going as well to take top honors in a frenzied 30-lap USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car main event. Race Results 11/20
  • Column)Ron Rodda has Tucson AZ USAC notes inFrom the Grandstand11/20



  • USAC/CRA)The dream season for Robert Ballou continued on Thursday night at USA Raceway on the first night of the "Western World Championships." His drive on this night from 14th to win was his biggest charge of the year en route to a win, making it 13 AMSOIL National Sprint Car victories on the season to tie J.J. Yeley's incredible 2003 season for the second-most in history. "It's definitely been a fun season. I have to thank the people who got me going: my parents and then when they could no longer do it, Dallas Mulvaney and Jim Plew. We have worked really hard to turn this program into something like what J.J. had with Tony Stewart Racing, and it's cool to put up a big number like this. We obviously still have a couple things left to do. So many people have helped us make this happen, and I can't express enough gratitude to all of them, especially Derrick Bye for all of his hard work to keep us going," Ballou said. USAC 11/20
  • USAC SW/WC)USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: November 19, 2015 – Tucson, Arizona – USA Raceway - “48th Western World Championships” FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Justin Grant, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Gary Taylor, 4. Bryan Clauson, 5. Brody Roa, 6. Nick Aiuto, 7. Charles Davis Jr., 8. C.J. Leary, 9. D.J. Johnson, 10. Chris WindomUSAC 11/20


  • Selinsgrove Speedway PA)For the first time in 16 years, the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series will return to Selinsgrove Speedway in 2016 for a classic showdown against the “Pennsylvania Posse” on Sunday, April 24. The All Star special, featuring a 30-lap A-main paying $5,000 to win, is one of three marquee events already slated for the popular 410 sprint cars next year at the historic Snyder County half-mile oval under the speedway’s new promotional team. “Our 2016 schedule is coming together and will be highlighted by a number of special events like the All Star race for our fans,” said speedway general manager Steve Inch. “We can’t wait to see Tony Stewart’s All Star series back at Selinsgrove.” Central PA 11/20
  • Kaeding Performance) It's coming soon!!! The 26th annual Kaeding Performance Race Car Swap Meet at the San Jose Fairgrounds on Tully Road, will take place on December 5th 2015 at 8:00 a.m. This is the Swap Meet to come to, with vendors and buyers from all over California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada,Hawaii, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. So pack up all your racing parts or bring $$$ to find the best buys from the top teams in the Western States and beyond. To Pre-register, contact BF at (408)371-3031. Kaeding Performance will be hosting an Open House at their location 813 Cristich Lane in Campbell from 12 Noon to 6:00 p.m. following the Swap Meet. The Open House will include a buffet lunch,door prizes & Open House Specials. 11/20
  • Premier Speedway AU)Coming of a strong American season, Pennsylvania’s Danny Dietrich will team up with Western Australian car owner Steve Crabbe for a tilt at the 2016 Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic. Crabbe has hired Dietrich to pilot the SJ Crushing W56 entry, in the hope that Dietrich can bring to the team, the type of form that saw him claim 16 feature race wins throughout the 2015 American Season. Press Releases11/20
  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)Ohsweken Speedway officials today announced that Clinton Geoffrey has been hired as the new General Manager for the Styres family-owned facility located in Ohsweken, Ontario. A long-time employee and announcer at the speedway, Geoffrey has played a role at Ohsweken since 1998. Most recently, he has served as a Director of Race Night Operations and announcer at both Ohsweken Speedway and Humberstone Speedway. Press Releases11/20
  • Sprintcar All Stars)Eight-time "Turkey Night Grand Prix" winner Ron Shuman serves as the Grand Marshal for this year's annual Midget racing classic at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. The 75th edition of the race is slated for Thanksgiving night, Thursday, November 26, at the southern California speed plant. All of Shuman's wins came prior to the first "Turkey Night" appearance at Perris in 1996 and he recorded six wins at the now-defunct Ascot Park in Gardena, Calif. and two at the Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway. Press Releases11/20
  • USAC)Eight-time "Turkey Night Grand Prix" winner Ron Shuman serves as the Grand Marshal for this year's annual Midget racing classic at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. The 75th edition of the race is slated for Thanksgiving night, Thursday, November 26, at the southern California speed plant. USAC 11/20

Thursday  November 19th 2015 

As long as people will accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it. Dick Cavett



  • The Cushion)Coming off an exciting and electric 3 days of racing at Perris Auto Speedway for the Oval Nationals, the USAC National & USAC/CRA Sprint Cars will trade slide jobs at USA Raceway in Tucson, AZ for another 3 days starting tonight.... all LIVE on “After how great the racing was last weekend, can't wait to see these guys battle again on the fast track of USA Raceway,” commented T2 CEO, Ian Marvuglio. “It's special to watch how good these guys are and special is how the racing is going to be as we get to see the Championship battle unfold for 3 straight nights and crown the 2015 Champ on Saturday.” Press Releases11/19
  • All Stars)The All Star Circuit of Champions will move ahead into the 2016 season with a full slate of scheduled competition, with race dates ranging from early February until late October. “America’s Series” will headline 51 dates during the new year, visiting seven different states and nearly 30 different facilities along the east coast, Northeast and Midwest. As traditional, the All Star Circuit of Champions will begin their new campaign in the “Sunshine State” during the early weeks of February, showcasing talent on February 5-6 at Bubba Raceway Park near Ocala, Florida, as well as on February 10-11 at Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida. The four Florida dates will coincide with the annual Bubba Army Winter Nationals and DIRTcar Nationals. All Stars 11/19
  • Lance Dewease)The 2015 race season has officially come to a close for LD, and it did so with a very strong showing at the $10,000-to-win Susquehanna Speedway Final Showdown in a black #16. The Matt Campbell Racing, Harrington Body Shop, PPG Kayfield Auto Paints, Highlands' Powersports, #16 with his older brother, Kirk, turning the wrenches. Press Releases11/19
  • World of Outlaws)The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series announced select dates for the 2016 kick-off tour which covers events following DIRTcar Nationals and brings the 'Greatest Show on Dirt' west to Texas, Nevada, Arizona and California. New to the schedule in 2016 after multi-year absences are Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, California and Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway. DIRT/World of Outlaws 11/19
  • RPM Promoters Workshop)Stand-out RPM@Vegas presenter Mike Lyskowski has been added to the slate of speakers for the upcoming RPM@Indy Workshop, December 9, on the grounds of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Promoters came away from Las Vegas describing Lysakowski as a highlight of the Workshop after he vividly illustrated their most common marketing gaffes in his presentation “Marketing To The Thick Slice,” explaining how promoters communicate the wrong advertising and publicity messages to the wrong audiences. Lysakowski’s presentation will replace the scheduled risk management session. Press Releases11/19
  • Skagit Speedway WA)Skagit Speedway along with the 2015 class champions are teaming up for the "Champions 4 Community Food & Toy Drive" this Christmas season. The six champion drivers will spend an afternoon shopping for food for the area food banks and toys for the community toy drive. "For many years Skagit Speedway has donated food and toys during the Christmas Season" commented track promoter Steve Beitler, "This year we want to get the champions and the fans and race teams of Skagit Speedway involved to support our surrounding communities". We are asking our fans and race teams to pledge their support at any level ($5, $10, $20, $50, $100) and track promoter Steve Beitler will match the funds 100% up to $2,000 to raise a minimum of $4,000 for the Food and Toy Drive. Together we can help a lot of families and children have a Merry Christmas! Fans and teams can donate by calling 360-724-3567 and place a pledge with a credit card or you can mail a check to: Skagit Speedway PO Box 911 Burlington WA 98233 11/19

Wednesday  November 18th 2015 

Life all comes down to a few moments. This is one of them. Charlie Sheen



  • Photos)Lots of Hein Brothers Photos from Charlotte NC & Perris CA are in SpeedShotz11/18
  • Champion Racing Oil)Champion Racing Oil, a globally recognized industry leader in performance lubricants for over 60 years, will have CARtoons Magazine editor and publisher Marc Methot signing autographs at Booth #1455 on December 10th - 12th at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis. Press Releases11/18
  • Lucas Oil Speedway MO)Dan Robinson Wheatland, MO (November 17, 2015) - Long-time southwest Missouri sports journalist Lyndal Scranton has been named Public Relations Director for Lucas Oil Speedway, track General Manager Dan Robinson announced on Wednesday. Press Releases11/18
  • JJ Hickle)With the 2015 season wrapped up, JJ Hickle can sit back and reflect on a strong season. Though it was plagued with an injury in the late summer, Hickle was still able to have a strong year that saw him claim five feature event victories between Washington and Montana. Press Releases11/18
  • Brad Loyet)Brad Loyet is heading to New Zealand. The Sunset Hills, Missouri sprint car ace will compete in three events there. It will be his first sprint car competition in the country, but he is not a stranger to competing in New Zealand. He has campaigned a midget there on three occasions. Press Releases11/18
  • Eric Humphries)With a big three-race weekend on tap at the Madera Speedway, the Irwindale Speedway, and the Kern County Speedway this Friday-Sunday, S/E Motorsports, and driver Eric Humphries, are excited to welcome Bella Construction #1 in AG Solar aboard for what is promised to be an action packed stretch of races. Press Releases11/18
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  • Column)One Year on the Dirt with Nicholas Snyder" by Richard Golardi Florida Open Wheel 11/18
  • Brendan Scorgie)Like in any form of motorsport, sponsorship plays a big part is keeping a driver out on the track. Brendan Scorgie is certainly no different, and it’s the sponsor support that is allowing him to contest his first interstate Sprintcar race meeting this weekend. Press Releases11/18
  • Steven Lines)It wasn’t the top step of the podium in last Saturday night’s $10,000 Jackpot Invitational at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway, but Steven Lines was still fairly content with his third-place finish. The Halls Motorsport team driver fought hard throughout the unforgiving Jackpot Invitational format, but on a track where passing was kept to a minimum, Lines was pleased to be able to advance from his position five starting spot in the 12-lap feature race to snare the final spot on the podium. Press Releases11/18
  • Column)Duane Hancock has some end of season notes in Tri-State Outlook11/18
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)A star studded field is expected for the historic 75th running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix for the Honda USAC National and Western Midget Series’ at Perris Auto Speedway on Thanksgiving Night. The Thanksgiving Night 98-Lap Classic is the longest running and most historic midget race in the world. Heading the list of drivers is young NASCAR star Kyle Larson of Elk Grove, California. The winner of the 2012 Turkey Night Grand Prix, Larson stated his intentions to race at the famous Riverside County Clay oval on Thanksgiving in National Speed Sport News earlier this week. Press Releases11/18
  • Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown)A trio of World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series stars switched rides last week following the conclusion of the 2015 season. Joey Saldana, Paul McMahan and David Gravel will each drive for a new team in 2016 and all three drivers have confirmed that their debuts will be at the 2 nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Jan. 1-2, Jan. 5 and Jan. 8-9 at Cocopah Speedway. Press Releases11/18
  • Brandon Hanks)Brandon Hanks rebounded from a sour start to the night last Saturday during the USCS Fall Nationals at Riverside International Speedway, where he wrapped up his 2015 season with a top-10 result. The night began with the David Smith Racing entry finishing where it started - sixth - in a USCS heat race on the quarter-mile oval. Press Releases11/18
  • Ray Allen Kulhanek)Ray Allen Kulhanek sure knows how to have fun. Kulhanek entered last weekend's 20th annual Texas Grand at Royal Purple Raceway, where he piloted a sprint car for Randy Allen and a street stock for Mark Frazier, looking to unwind following a hectic season in his sprint car. He won three of four features and would have swept the weekend if not for a late-race incident. Press Releases11/18
  • Oswego Speedway NY)Leon Shapiro Motor Sales has announced they will again supply a Ram Truck as “The Official Safety Truck & EMS Vehicle” of the Oswego Speedway in 2016. Todd Shapiro, third generation dealer stated “Shapiro Motors has been proud to support the Oswego Speedway’s effort on safety for competitors and spectators for over two decades by supplying an official vehicle each racing season.” Press Releases11/18
  • Brent Marks)The 2015 season ended on a solid note for Myerstown, Pennsylvania’s Brent Marks, earning a top-ten finish during the $10,000-to-win, Final Showdown at Susquehanna Speedway Park on November 14. The “Myerstown Missile” crossed under the checkers ninth in the final rundown, solidifying himself on the feature starting grid with a victory during heat race competition. The Final Showdown officially capped off the 2015 season for Brent Marks Racing, leaving the BAPS Auto Paint & Supplies, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Diamond Toyota, Russell Heller Builders, No. 19M team anxious to begin the rebuilding process for 2016. Press Releases11/18
  • Brock Zearfoss)Like many of Pennsylvania’s open wheel competitors, Brock Zearfoss ended his 2015 campaign during Susquehanna Speedway Park’s Final Showdown on Saturday, November 14; one last opportunity to secure a victory in 2015, as well as earn a career high payday. Despite not reaching victory lane during the 30-lap, $10,000-to-win, Final Showdown main event, Zearfoss made the most of his third start for Rob Warko Racing and earned a tenth place finish during feature action. Press Releases11/18



  • Seth Bergman)Seth Bergman continues to build his program and the 2015 season was another large step forward for the Washington native. Bergman powered to a season-high 13 feature victories, which surpassed his previous best of 10 set last year. He also placed a career-best fourth in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings. "Our goal is to win as many races as possible and put ourselves in contention for a national championship," he said. "We've improved each year for the last few years. This year was another big step forward." Press Releases11/18
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)Perris Auto Speedway has released the sprint car portion of its 2016 racing schedule.  The popular Riverside County clay oval has added one extra race for the upcoming season.  All dates include the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series.Press Releases11/18
  • Kyle Bellm)A full season of Sprint Car racing on the road is an intensive undertaking only made possible through the assistance of a seemingly countless number of individuals. With that in mind upon the conclusion of the 2015 racing season, Kyle Bellm and Bellm Motorsports would like to thank the following who made this race season possible. Press Releases11/18
  • Dodge City Raceway Park KS)With championship hardware and points fund money recently doled out at Knights of Columbus building in Dodge City, the tentative slate of 2016 events for Dodge City Raceway Park has been released. A number of special events highlight the schedule of 17 nights of racing action that features championship chase action in Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks. Likely the biggest event of the 2016 season atop 3/8-mile DCRP clay oval will be the Steve King Memorial on July 1-2 that will feature a $10,000-to-win NSL/NCRA Sprint Car event along with URSS Sprint Cars and Colorado Lightning Sprints. Press Releases11/18
  • USAC)With three races left, the chase for the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car title will shift to Tucson, Arizona for the “48th Western World Championships.” Starting Thursday, November 19th, the prestigious three-day event at USA Raceway will feature the Amsoil USAC National, Amsoil USAC/CRA, USAC SouthWest, and USAC West Coast Sprints. At press time, close to 80 (410s & 360s) entries will battle for a total purse over $100,000. In addition, the track will host an open practice on Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm. For more information, visit the track’s website at or call 520.664.2074. USAC 11/18
  • USAC)The chase for several USAC Sprint Car titles will come to a close in Tucson, Arizona at the “48th Western World Championships.” Starting Thursday, November 19th, the prestigious three-day event at USA Raceway will showcase the USAC SouthWest and West Coast Sprint Cars along with the Amsoil USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprints. At press time, close to 80 (360s & 410s) entries will battle for a total purse over $100,000. In addition, the track will host an open practice on Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm. For more information, visit the track’s website at or call 520.664.2074. USAC 11/18
  • J&J Auto Racing)Ray Allen Kulhanek won a pair of races last weekend for J&J Auto Racing and Daren Bolac picked up one while Morgan Turpen wrapped up an incredible 2015 season by claiming the USCS Mid-South division title to give her all three titles this year in USCS (National, Mid-South and Southern region). Press Releases11/18
  • Chad Boespflug)The 20th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, CA is three nights of intense Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car competition. Teams traveling from as far as Canada to compete in the prestigious event. Oval Nationals is the largest paying non wing sprint car race on the USAC schedule. Chad teamed up with Gerry Cook, owner of the 04G DRC Chassis for the final 6 Amsoil USAC National races of 2015 that included the Oval Nationals. A few minor issues were worked out during Wednesday's practice night. Press Releases11/18
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  • UMSS)The Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series (UMSS) has set the date for their annual awards banquet to celebrate and honor the top drivers from the 2015 winged, traditional and micro sprint series. The 2015 UMSS awards banquet will return to the same venue as last year in their newly expanded and remodeled banquet room. The banquet will be held on the same weekend as last year and will be on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the Hampton Inn & Green Mill restaurant and bar located at 1000 Gramsie Road in Shoreview, Minnesota at the intersection of I-694 and Lexington Avenue North. Press Releases11/18
  • Andrew Wright)The rainout last weekend at the Valvoline Raceway couldn’t have come at a worst time for Muswellbrook’s Andrew Wright after a strong run the week prior during round 3 of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship Queensland in Toowoomba. After finishing the A-Main in fourth position Andrew was keen to carry his momentum into the event in Sydney but it wasn’t to be. The good thing is he won’t have to wait long to get back into the driver’s seat as Andrew is set to load up his Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia supported #78 and head north again on Saturday for round four of the USC Qld. Press Releases11/18
  • Tracy Hines)Tracy Hines will close a big chapter on his career this week as he competes for the final time as a full-time Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series competitor in the historic Western World Championships in Arizona. The 2002 Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series champion is the third-winning driver in series history and has had a storied career with the series, dating back nearly 20 years. Press Releases11/18

Tuesday  November 17th 2015 

If your mother cooks Italian food, why should you go to a restaurant? Martin Scorsese



  • Brady Bacon)A second place finish and two sixth place runs at the Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, California last weekend have Brady Bacon and the Hoffman Racing #69 team ready for this weekend. The USAC National Sprint Car Series will cap 2016 with three nights of racing at the USA Raceway near Tucson, Arizona this Thursday through Saturday night. Press Releases11/17
  • Jonathan Allard)Fresh off of winning his final race in the United States just one week ago, Jonathan Allard rode the momentum all the way to New Zealand on Saturday night where he picked up the Auckland Championship at the Springs Speedway. “We were awesome all night, and I have to thank my guys for making sure everything was ready to go when I arrived in New Zealand early last week,” Allard said. Press Releases11/17
  • Richard Vander Weerd)Visalia, CA driver, Richard Vander Weerd had a very consistent Oval Nationals over the weekend, and when the three-day event came to a close Vander Weerd took the final checkered flag with a 12th place finish. “Overall I thought it was a good Oval Nationals for our team,” Vander Weerd said. “We were really competitive every night, and were able to take care of business in our heat races and move directly into each feature event.” Press Releases11/17
  • ND TECH SHOCK DYNOS/Heckman Motorsports) We will be at the Parts Peddler Trade show in Syracuse, NY on November 20 thru 22. We are looking forward to seeing all of our northeast customers there, as well as some new ones. Stop by, and let us show you how our dynos work and get special pricing on items sold at the show. We have 92 documented feature wins in 2015 with our custom valved Bilstein shocks. Stop by and see us for your shock needs. We have the ability to work on any Bilstein shock with or without a schrader valve. See you all there! 11/17
  • Trey Starks)Trey Starks had a breakout year in a big way during the 2015 season. Starks registered career highs with eight feature wins, including triumphs in five different states, as well as 30 top fives and 35 top 10s. He also captured his first career championship by claiming the Western Sprint Tour title. Press Releases11/17
  • Ryan Smith)Ryan Smith captured his 26th top 10 of the year during his season finale last Saturday at Susquehanna Speedway Park. The event began with Smith drawing a high number, which sent him onto the track as one of the final qualifiers. "I went out late," he said. "It was going to be tough to catch the top six (which locked into the first three rows of the feature). The track kind of slowed up. I just couldn't get locked in going out that late. I knew it'd be an uphill battle all day." Press Releases11/17
  • Dale Blaney)Dale Blaney certainly met his lofty goals during the 2015 campaign. "At the beginning of the year I had a few goals," he said. "The first goal was to win the All Star championship and we accomplished that. My second goal was to win a World of Outlaws race and we accomplished that. The third goal was to win a major race, whether it be Knoxville Nationals, Kings Royal, National Open, and I feel we did that at the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup. I felt like everything we wanted to do this year we did." Press Releases11/17
  • Derek Hagar)Derek Hagar's season in his own sprint car ended on its side last Saturday during the USCS Fall Nationals at Riverside International Speedway. "We were running seventh when we got crashed," he said. "It's a little bitter. You always want to go into the offseason on a good note, but you can't always come out on top. Things don't always fall the way you want." Hagar kicked off the USCS event by advancing from fifth to third place during a heat race. Press Releases11/17
  • World of Outlaws)The 2015 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season has officially drawn to a close. The historic season saw Donny Schatz add his name to the record books and join some of the most elite names in the history of motorsports. Through 75 races, 2015 is a season no one will soon forget. These are the numbers that defined the year. DIRT/World of Outlaws 11/17

Monday  November 16th 2015 

People come into your lives who you have a good time with, and time goes by and you still have a good time with them and you do stupid stuff with them. To me, that's life. Danny DeVito



  • Ryan Bernal)Taking on the stars and cars of the USAC National Sprint Car Series and the USAC/CRA Series during the Oval Nationals, Ryan Bernal is looking to quickly put a disappointing weekend behind him as he heads to Tucson, AZ this weekend for the Western World Championships. Press Releases11/16
  • Dominic Scelzi)The 2015 season was a roller coaster ride for Dominic Scelzi. "I feel like this year we covered the highest of highs and lowest of lows," he said. "This year saw the best part of this sport and also the worst. However, it was another great learning year for me as a young driver." Scelzi was sidelined for a month and a half because of a back injury he sustained during a hard crash in late July. While the time off was agonizing, it provided the perfect perspective for the young Californian. Press Releases11/16
  • York Dispatch)Saturday's racing program at Susquehanna Speedway Park ended the local racing season, and also the 2015 Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Series presented by 11/16
  • Wayne County Speedway OH)The 50th season of racing at Wayne County Speedway came to a close with the 2015 Awards banquet Saturday night at the Pines Golf Course Banquet Hall. The night started out with an excellent meal and then the 250 plus attendees the settled in to watch the top ten drivers in each class collect their season awards. For the second year in a row, Brad Haudenschild collected the Fisher Performance Sprint Championship as his 6 feature wins propelled him to the crown with 519 points.Press Releases11/16
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)There is no racing at Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday, November 21st. The popular Riverside County clay oval will close the 2015 regular season with the running of the historic 75th Turkey Night Grand Prix for the Honda USAC National and Western Midgets on Thanksgiving night. Rising young NASCAR Sprint Cup star Kyle Larson, the 2012 winner of the Turkey Night Grand Prix at The PAS, has confirmed that he will be racing in the annual “Turkey Night” classic this year. Press Releases11/16
  • Sammy Swindell)Sammy Swindell capped his season with a runner-up result last Saturday at Riverside International Speedway during the USCS Fall Nationals. Swindell, who drove for A.G. Rains during the USCS Series season finale, kicked off the night by advancing from fifth to third place during a heat race. Press Releases11/16
  • Jason Sides)Jason Sides recorded a top-10 finish in the 2015 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship standings for seventh time during his career. "You'd like to be in the top five, but as long as you're in the top 10 it helps you get through the winter," he said. Sides placed eighth in the standings this year following a season with 12 top fives, 30 top 10s, two quick times during qualifying and one feature triumph. That win - July 3 at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan. - was the most memorable moment of the year for Sides, who hadn't been to an Outlaws Victory Lane since late 2013. Press Releases11/16
  • Danny Lasoski)Danny Lasoski capitalized on an opportunity to drive for Big Game Motorsports by putting together one of his best seasons in the last decade during the 2015 campaign. The Muddy backed team captured 13 feature victories, the inaugural FVP National Sprint League title and the Knoxville Raceway track championship. Press Releases11/16



  • Kear's Speed Shop)The Annual Open House is scheduled for Saturday, November 21, 2016. Raffle tickets are on sale for the drawing at 3:00 pm which includes the Grand Prize:$2000.00 Kear's Gift Certificate, 2nd Prize:KSE Gen 2 Power Steering Gear, 3rd Prize:Set of HRP Wings, 4th Prize: 4 PRO Shocks, 5th Prize:Wilwood Inboard Stainless Steel Brake Kit, and 6th Prize: Bell GTX 3 Helmet. Tickets are $5.00 or 6/$25.00. You do not have to be present to win. Proceeds to Community Hospice Care.The speakers start at 9:00 am and include reps from Maxim Chassis, Wilwood Brakes, Pro Shocks and Hoosier Tires. Come get your questions answered and see what is new for 2016. Place your order for a new Maxim Kit and get a chance to win a $1000.00 gift certificate from Maxim Chassis! Sales, food, door prizes and racing simulators. Hope to see you there.11/16
  • Marysville Raceway CA)Annual racers swap meet...Saturday November 28, 2015 Starts at 7am and ends 2 pm. Rain or shine. All cars and parts welcomed to sell. If it races it can be sold! Located at the Marysville Swap Meet area Vendor spots are $35.00. Free to attend. Free to Park. Call for more info (530) 350 - 7275 1468 Simpson Lane / Marysville, CA 95901  11/16
  • Dirt Track Heroes)Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, has signed on as the lead sponsor for the 9th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. This very popular event will again take place at the Phillipsburg, NJ Mall, Route 22 East from March 6 to March 12, 2016. This event remains the most popular annual event at the Phillipsburg Mall. Press Releases11/16
  • National Parts Peddler)The 36th Annual National Parts Peddler Racing Show and Auction is full-speed ahead for November 20-21-22 in Syracuse, New York. The New York State Fairgrounds will again host the giant three-day motorsports event in the Center of Progress building. 11/16

  • Chase Dietz)Third generation open wheel racer Chase Dietz officially concluded his 2015 season during the recent weekend, ending his eight-month campaign on top of the podium during Susquehanna Speedway Park’s Final Showdown. The Final Showdown, celebrated as Pennsylvania's final sprint car event of the year, featured a full program of 358 and 410 sprint car competition on Saturday afternoon, November 14. Dietz entered both portions of the Saturday afternoon program, finishing 18th during the 410 main event and first during the 358 main event; Dietz’s sixth feature victory of the 2015 season and fifth during 358 sprint car competition. The York, Pennsylvania, native rallied from sixth to win the $2,000 top prize for car owner Troy Godfrey, taking command on lap-13 and never looking back. Press Releases11/16
  • AHG Series AU)WE have a new leader in the AHG Sprintcar Series with Brad Maiolo now on top thanks to his second place in Saturday night’s feature race at Quit Bunbury Speedway. Claiming his second podium finish in a week has helped the younger of the two Maiolos to build up a solid points bank. He has 578 points to lead from Jamie Maiolo on 570, Shaun Bradford 562, Ben Ellement 558 and Kye Scroop and Lee Nash on 552 each. Press Releases11/16
  • NSL)The FVP National Sprint League will begin 2016 where it did its inaugural season! The 34 Raceway near West Burlington, Iowa will host the series’ season opener again on Saturday, April 9! This time, competitors will be gunning for $5,000 to win! The popular 3/8-mile banked oval always offers a racy surface, and that was on display in the inaugural race for the NSL last season. Forty of the best drivers in the Midwest and the nation gathered for the historic race. The feature saw Wayne Johnson capitalize on a 360 spin by leader Terry McCarl to take the win. Brad Loyet, Bryan Clauson and Tim Kaeding (from 15th) followed McCarl in the top five. National Sprint League 11/16
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Sunday  November 15th 2015 

Don't speak evil of someone if you don't know for certain, and if you do know ask yourself, why am I telling it? Johann Kaspar Lavater



  • King of Wings)Stockton CA....1 40 Cody Gerhardt 2 45 DJ Hamilton 3 15 Eric Humphries 4 8 Dylan Hutcihson 5 23 Robert Stout 6 6 Justin Segura 7 98 Kenny Hamilton 8 10 Anthony Simone 9 7 Jimmy Hamilton 10 3t Tom Baker 11 9x Bobby Dalton 11/15
  • Penn Live)Danny Dietrich continues Susquehanna Speedway Park dominance, earns $10,000 Final Showdown win
  • Susquehanna Speedway Park PA)The 6th Annual Final Showdown for the 410 Sprint Cars at the Susquehanna Speedway Park on Saturday afternoon, November 14 went to Danny Dietrich of Thomasville. York’s Chase Dietz took the 358 Sprint Car portion as well claiming the 20-lap feature event. Central PA 11/15
  • USAC/CRA)Bryan Clauson overcame a trying weekend to put yet another crown jewel event on his impressive list of wins in Saturday's 20th Annual Budweiser "Oval Nationals" presented by All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway. The Noblesville, Indiana driver caught a break with the two race leaders being swept up in a crash just past halfway before absolutely decimating the field on the way to a 6.542-second victory in the B&H Contractors - Dooling Machine #63 Spike/Fisher. USAC 11/15
  • USCS)Benton, Arkansas’ Tim Crawley closed the 2015 United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N season with a dominating performance on Saturday night, leading 35 of the 40 laps in the K&N Filters Fall Nationals 40 at Riverside International Speedway en route to his fifth series win of the season. Crawley passed Cordova, Tennessee’s Morgan Turpen on lap six and led the rest of the way for his 76th career victory in USCS 360 sprint car competition. USCS 11/15


  • Photos)Weekend photos are in SpeedShotz 11/15
  • The Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Cars ran their final race of the 2015 season Saturday November 14th at Susquehanna Speedway Park. Danny Dietrich won the feature for his 16th win of the season. Justin Henderson finished 2nd with Lance Dewease 3rd and 2015 point champion Greg Hodnett 4th. 2015 Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Cars champion Greg Hodnett's title is his sixth in seven years and seventh overall. There were 92 races with it possible for a driver to compete in 75 of them. 33 drivers won races, and 92 drivers earned points.Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA 11/15
  • SOD)SOD FAQ #3 – All about the 2016 SOD spec tiresPress Releases11/15
  • RPM Promoters Workshop)Elvis tribute artist Joey Franklin and the inimitable Kenny Wallace help promoters celebrate the return of the RPM Promoters Workshops to Las Vegas following a 37-year absence. Then, promoters gathered at the RPM@Vegas Promoters Workshop, at the Palace Station Hotel & Casino, got down to business focusing on drawing more cars and selling more tickets in 2016. Press Releases11/14



  • USAC)AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL & USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: November 14, 2015 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway - “20th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction” FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Dave Darland, 3. Damion Gardner, 4. Tracy Hines, 5. Robert Ballou, 6. Brady Bacon, 7. Jon Stanbrough, 8. Chris Windom, 9. Chase Stockon, 10. Brody RoaUSAC 11/15
  • Desoto Speedway FL)Troy DeCaire wins the final 2015 sprint car race at Desoto Speedway over 2nd place Dave Steele, Mickey Kempgens in 3rd place 11/15

Saturday  November 14th 2015 

Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power. P. J. O'Rourke



  • Susquehanna Speedway Park PA)48 Danny Dietrich wins the $10K today over Justin Henderson in the Kreitz 69k. 16 Lance Dewease, Greg Hodnett, Brian Montieth, Aaron Ott, Ryan Smith, Gerard McIntyre Jr, Brent Marks, 94z Brock Zearfoss top 10.11/14
  • Photos)Lots of photos bt Steve Koletar and Kris Keath from the final Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprints race of 2015 today at Susquehanna Speedway Park are in SpeedShotz11/14
  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series headed to Heartland Raceway for Round 2 of the 2015/2016 series last night with Brenten Farrer in the Frijtek V34 snatching the lead in the dying stages of a thrilling race. Dion Bellman’s Hickman’s Tree Maintenance V40 lead for 29 of the 30 laps only to have lap traffic come into play; with Bellman running the low line and Farrer running high, Bellman was baulked by lap traffic allowing Farrer to swoop around them and lock in his first All Star feature win. Bellman brought the V40 home in 2nd with Chris Solomon’s SG V83 completing the podium. Farrer was elated with the win and payed homage to his family, crew and sponsors who worked hard during the off season to get the car ready. Race Results 11/14


  • AHG Series)“THE car was pretty good, the track was pretty demanding and I was trying to hang on.” That was Jamie Maiolo only moments after winning round three of the AHG Sprintcar Series at Quit Bunbury Speedway on Saturday night. Press Releases11/14



  • AHG Series)JAMIE Maiolo has claimed two wins from three races in the 2015-16 AHG Sprintcar Series and is looming as a major chance to win another championship. It might be early days but Maiolo appears to have his mojo back in the LJM Racing #99 and on Saturday night won the 30-lap feature race at Quit Bunbury Speedway from younger brother Bradley and Jason Kendrick. Race Results 11/14


  • Steven Lines)That winning feeling returned for Steven Lines and the Halls Motorsport team recently at Adelaide’s Speedway City after they took out the annual Australian Masters. Just a week after destroying a car in a crash while fighting for the lead of the 40 Lap Marathon at Murray Bridge Speedway, Lines bounced back aboard a brand-new WA # 3 Penske Truck Rental / Halls Haulage supported KPC in the best possible way: taking out his maiden Australian Masters win. Press Releases11/14
  • Shaun Dobson)A third-place finish in the recent third round of the Eureka Garages & Sheds Series at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway was just the confidence boost Shaun Dobson needed. After recently returning from a neck injury sustained during his maiden American racing trip back in late July, Dobson ended his third race meeting of the 2015-16 season with a solid podium result – his first in over 12 months. Press Releases11/14
  • Riverside Int Speedway AR)Todays event will include USCS sprint cars, USCS modifieds, and USCS 600s PLUS Riverside's LATE MODELS and STOCK CARS. No Racing on Friday!! Saturday, 11/14, Grandstand Adult $25; Child 6 yrs. to 11 yrs. $10; Children 5 yrs. and under are FREE! Pit Admission Saturday 11/14: adults $35; Child 6-11 yrs. $15; Child 5 yrs. and Under FREE! ***NOTE: A portion of the Grandstand Admission Grandstand proceeds of this event go to benefit the Kevin Swindell Recovery Fund ​NO RACING ON FRIDAY!!! - ONE DAY SHOW - RACES BEGIN AT 6 PM on Saturday. The gates at Riverside International Speedway will open at 2:00 pm on Saturday to get an early start on a completely busy night of racing. We are expecting lots of race cars in five divisions and a full racing card. Saturday's schedule is below: 2:00 pm Gates Open 2:15 pm Driver Autograph Session - Under the Concession area 3:30 Driver Autograph Session ends ... 3:45 pm DRIVERS MEETING 4:15 pm HOT LAPS Follow (Immediately after drivers' meeting) 5:30 pm USCS Hoosier Speed Dash for 600 Sprint Cars USCS K&N Modified Power Dash USCS Hoosier Speed Dash 6:00 pm Heat Races begin the night's action The USCS Fall Nationals entries and participants from every class have been invited to join early arrival fans in the Concession area at Riverside Int. Speedway on Saturday, November 14th from 2:15 pm until 3:30 pm for a meet and greet and driver autographs. Drivers are expected from every division to participate in the autograph session. including Sammy Swindell, Morgan Turpen, Marshall Skinner, Terry Gray, Derek Hagar, A.G. Rains and Brad Bowden just to name a few.11/14
  • Jackson Motorplex MN)Jackson Motorplex is pleased to announce that AGCO Corporation, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, with a factory located in Jackson, Minnesota, will serve as the title sponsor of the 38th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals. The event, held at the Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, has been expanded to three days, Friday through Sunday, September 2-4. In addition to the Jackson Nationals, the Jackson Motorplex will host weekly racing on both Friday and Saturday nights in 2016! Press Releases11/14



  • USAC/CRA)Robert Ballou made it four-consecutive wins at Perris Auto Speedway on Friday night, as he coupled last year's sweep of the Budweiser "Oval Nationals" presented by All Coast Construction with his second-straight preliminary feature win in this edition. The Rocklin, California driver was untouchable on this night, slicing through lapped traffic and withstanding a restart with five laps remaining to win by 3.123-seconds in the Pacific Turf & Grass - Blakesley Auto #12 Maxim/Ott, tallying his twelfth in the win column on the AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship season. USAC 11/14

Friday  November 13th 2015 

We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend. Robert Louis Stevenson



  • Knoxville Raceway IA)The Marion County Fair Association has finalized the management staff of Knoxville Raceway for the 2016 racing season. Spire Sports + Entertainment, a leading athlete management and consulting company in the motorsports industry, has joined Race Director John McCoy and Business Manager Gary Schumacher to manage revenue, sales, marketing and public relations for the 5/8-mile central Iowa track. Press Releases11/13
  • Kings Royal race trip, July 15,16,17, 2016 leaving from Reading Pa. Area( Blandon Fire Co.), Friday and Saturday only. Non smoking bus, $ 390.00, includes tickets for both the night before the Kings Royal and the Kings Royal. Seats in section "A" front stretch, 2 nights at Comfort Inn Piqua Ohio. Call Dennis at 610-914-1633 11/13
  • CRASH PAD)BEST WAY to Reduce Spinal Impact Forces in your seat is with the material that tested BEST for the US Military for that purpose. Spinal compression fractures are the most serious common injury remaining in short track racing. Pour-in foams work great to contain you but the material in the CRASH PAD is the best thing to put under you. Find CRASH PAD Products and See our take on pour-in foams at the CRASH PAD website link below 11/13
  • Susquehanna Speedway Park PA)On Saturday afternoon, November 14, the Susquehanna Speedway Park will host The Final Showdown for the 410 Sprint Cars in the Central PA area as well as the entire United States for 2015.  Also included in this special program will be the popular 358 Sprint Cars.  The raindate will be Sunday, November 15, but is not expected to be used with clear weather forecasted for Saturday.     Last year, Greg Hodnett (410) and Chase Dietz (358) were the event winners.   Central PA11/13
  • USCS)Due to wet grounds in the pits and parking areas, after Wednesday night rains, the USCS Fall Nationals at Riverside Int. Speedway in West Memphis, AR has been revised to a one day event with a 40 lap sprint car main event paying $3000 to the winner. For updated info visit on Friday.11/13
  • Danny Holtgraver)Danny Holtgraver will enter the upcoming off-season with not only a new dose of momentum, but a positive attitude. After recording back to back feature starts with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series during the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals, which included a top-ten finish on Friday, November 6, Holtgraver is excited for what the future has in store and will spend the next three months preparing for a “fresh start” to his open wheel career. Press Releases11/13



  • USAC/CRA)Robert Ballou hit the home stretch for the AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship at Perris Auto Speedway Thursday night and dealt the first blow to his two challengers Chase Stockon and Dave Darland, as he came out on top of a torrid three-way battle to win Night 1 of the 20th Budweiser "Oval Nationals" presented by All-Coast Construction. The Rocklin, California driver led mid-way through the nonstop 30-lap Feature in honor of Bill Pratt before encountering a lapped car and nearly spinning, then came back to pass Darland with less than three laps to go for his 11th win of the season. USAC 11/13

Thursday  November 12th 2015 

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson



  • Riverside Int Speedway AR)Due to wet grounds at the facility the USCS Fall Nationals at Riverside Int. Speedway in West Memphis, AR has been revised to be a one day event on Saturday, November 14th. RACING KICKS OFF @ 6PM SHARP! November 14 will be the USCS Fall Nationals Race and Fund Raiser for Kevin Swindell who was injured in a 410 sprint car race. Kevin is paraylzed from the waist down and he is in rehab in Louisville, KY, making strides daily. Kevin hopes to return to sprint car racing. His father, a well renowned World of Outlaws sprint car driver, Sammy Swindell, has registered to race in the event as well as many other notable drivers. There will be a silent auction to raise money for Kevin as well as many other activities. Since the racing part of the event had to be altered due to the pits and parking lot being still wet. The Kevin Swindell Benefit Silent Auction will still start on FRIDAY at 2 pm and run until 5:30 pm. We have permission to use the parking area at the American Legion Club on Friday during this. It will be a dry walk to the Auction area. Ticket Prices: Saturday 11/14 Grandstand Adult $25; Child 6 yrs. to 11 yrs. $10; Children 5 yrs. and under are FREE! Pit Admission Saturday 11/14: adults $35; Child 6-11 yrs. $15; Child 5 yrs. and Under FREE! We look forward to seeing you Saturday. Remember the races begin at 6. Bring a coat and blanket and enjoy some fast, competitive racing. 11/12
  • Andy Gregg)As the 2015 season comes to a close, and it is known that former car owners, Scott and Kami Russell will be assuming the promoting duties at the Placerville Speedway in 2016, Andy Gregg is seeking an opportunity for the season ahead. “First and foremost I want to thank Scott and Kami Russell for the opportunity they provided me for 2 and seasons,” Andy Gregg said. “I am really excited to see the taking over the Placerville Speedway, and I wish them nothing but the best.”Press Releases11/12
  • Donny Schatz)The 2015 World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series campaign was a season for the ages for Tony Stewart-Curb Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz and the Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance team. In a year dubbed by Schatz as the “Golden Season,” he and his team posted numbers that haven’t been registered in the sport for more than two decades. Schatz continued to raise the standard of excellence along the way in one of racing’s most competitive series as the North Dakota native joined an elite list of seven-time champions in major-league motorsports.Press Releases11/12
  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series is at Heartland Raceway, Moama tomorrow night and are looking forward to making it third time lucky. Last season the venue was plagued with rain and the All Stars were washed out both times they visited Moama. “Both the management of Heartland and us are really hoping that the rain gods will stay away this weekend.” Searle tells us. Press Releases11/12
  • EARHoF)Well known car builder and former driver, Jerry Day, of Renton, WA, has agreed to be the keynote speaker at the 2016 EARHoF Induction Ceremony. The eighth annual induction event will move to a new venue in 2016. Having outgrown the Elma Eagles Hall the site for the last four years, 2016 will find the EARHoF holding their biggest event at the Stay Beyond Inn and Suites in Elma on Saturday, March 26, 2016.Press Releases11/12
  • Motorsports 2016)One of the most successful and popular racers in the history of the United States Auto Club, Dave Darland, will be a big part of The Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2016 Fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show set for Friday, January 22 through Sunday, January 24th. The show fills 250,000 square feet of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA with motorsports displays and over 200 race cars of all kinds. Press Releases11/12
  • PANCHO's Racing Products OPEN HOUSE Sale - Happening this weekend - FRIDAY from 11:00am to 6:00pm and SATURDAY 8:00 to 1:00pm. DATES are November 13th & 14th! Free Food & Drinks, Biggest Parts SALE of the Year, Crazy USED PARTS Clearance, and Capital Trailers Display. PANCHO's Racing Products (717)-646-0090, 11/12

Wednesday  November 11th 2015 

I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center. Kurt Vonnegut



  • Column)"Wayne Reutimann Looks Back at the Inaugural Governor’s Cup Race 50 Years Ago" by Richard Golardi Florida Open Wheel11/11
  • Alan Krimes)“Super” Alan Krimes concluded his 2015 campaign with a level of success nearly matching that of his 2014 season. The defending Lincoln Speedway 410 track champion returned to weekly competition in the Pigeon Hills in 2015, set to defend his 2014 title. Krimes finished just shy of a second consecutive championship, ending the year second in the final Lincoln Speedway standings, earning one feature victory along the way, as well as nine top-five and 17 top-ten finishes. The Denver, Pennsylvania, native also found victory lane at the Williams Grove Speedway during his 2015 trek through central Pennsylvania, ending his championship hunt at the paperclip ninth in the final standings. Press Releases11/11
  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi capped his sprint car season last weekend during the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals. Scelzi piloted a sprint car for Danny and George Lasoski, with the help of Phil Durst and Lincoln Auto Auction, during the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Press Releases11/11
  • Winter Heat Showdown)Sammy Swindell will make his debut at Cocopah Speedway during the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown next January. Swindell and CJB Motorsports will invade the 3/8-mile oval on Jan. 1-2, Jan. 5 and Jan. 8-9 for the marquee 410ci winged sprint car event. It marks Swindell's first trip to the semi-banked track after he missed the lone World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series feature in February 1991, when the track was known as Yuma Speedway, because he was competing in NASCAR. Press Releases11/11
  • Sam Hafertepe Jr)Sam Hafertepe Jr. will define the 2015 season by the way he came back from the most horrific injury of his career. Hafertepe Jr. sustained a broken right arm on May 1 and the injury sidelined him for nearly three months. However, Hafertepe Jr. returned to the track in impressive fashion by winning his first two races back and recording six feature triumphs in his final 23 races of the year. Press Releases11/11
  • Channin Tankersley)Channin Tankersley captured multiple wins in 2015 for the fifth consecutive season. Tankersley scored four trips to Victory Lane, highlighted by an ASCS Gulf South Region victory on June 26 at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas. "We unloaded and we were fast," he said. "We may have made a few changes on the car from hot laps to the A Main, but we were relatively close to the same setup. It was one of those perfect nights you don't get very often." Press Releases11/11
  • Premier Speedway AU)Despite being forced into premature retirement due to injury, popular South Australian Sprintcar driver Trevor Green is ensuring he is not going to disappear from the radar anytime soon, recently announcing two very exciting driver appointments. Green has enlisted 2005 Knoxville Nationals Champion Kraig Kinser to wheel the Natrad-Radiator & Auto Air, Green Brothers Racing Maxim at the 2016 Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic. Press Releases11/11
  • KSE Racing Products)Sunday night at the Dirt Track at Charlotte, the grueling World of Outlaws season came to a close and it was Joey Saldana using KSE Racing Products to score the World Finals victory. In what was his final start aboard Dan and Ruth Motter’s No. 71m machine, Saldana used his KSE Gen2 Black Series Steering Gear to lead flag-to-flag and pick up the win. Saldana led the podium sweep for KSE Gen2 Black Series users, and in fact the entire Top-10 was made up of drivers using KSE Gen2 Steering Gears. Press Releases11/11
  • Wayne Johnson)The Wayne Johnson Racing #77x team finished the 2015 strong, and came just short of a second ASCS National Series title. A late run that included a win at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Texas, Wayne’s sixth win of the season, propelled the Knoxville, Iowa driver into second in the series’ final point tally. The season got off to a rough start in the “Sunshine State”. “We had a half dozen DNF’s down in Florida to start the year,” says Wayne. “It was one thing after another. That wasn’t a good start for us, but things picked up a little bit when we headed back north.” Press Releases11/11
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  • Brady Bacon)Brady Bacon and the Josh Ford #73B team improved steadily last weekend during the three-day Richard Griffin Classic at Southern New Mexico Speedway near Las Cruces, New Mexico. The weekend culminated in a second place finish Saturday night for the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver. He’ll be back in the Hoffman Racing #69 this weekend in California for the three-day Perris Oval Nationals. Press Releases11/11



  • Bryan Clauson)The Matt Wood Racing #17w team and driver Bryan Clauson had a strong showing in their final event of 2016 last weekend at The Dirt Track in Charlotte, North Carolina. On Friday, the Noblesville, Indiana driver recorded a top five finish in the prelim. Sunday, he was poised to do the same before he had nowhere to go when a car spun in front of him. While the year came to a close for the #17w team, Bryan will head for Perris, California and this weekend’s Oval Nationals driving for Joe Dooling. Press Releases11/11
  • Jackson Motorplex MN)The former Jackson Speedway is getting a new name and a new schedule in 2016! The -mile oval in Jackson, Minnesota has been renamed the Jackson Motorplex, and will feature two nights of weekly racing from mid-May to September. Friday nights will feature an all sprint car show. Friday programs will have the NSL 410 sprint cars headlining. NSL 360 Sprints and IMCA Racesaver 305 sprints will also be on the weekly card. Saturday’s will feature five IMCA classes. IMCA A Mods, Stock Cars, Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks and Sport Compacts will be racing. Press Releases11/11
  • Penn Live)World of Outlaws money list for the 2015 season 11/11
  • USCS)The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters and historic Riverside International Speedway host a benefit event for the recovery of Kevin Swindell on Friday and Saturday (November 13th and 14th) during the series 6th annual USCS Fall Nationals event at the famed 1/4 mile Gumbo clay oval just across the Mississippi River from Memphis in West Memphis, Arkansas. Several fund raising activities are in place for the event to help raise money to assist in Kevin Swindell's recovery expenses including a silent auction of items that have been and being still gathered. USCS 11/11
  • Tracy Hines)The Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway in California has always been one of the biggest events of the season for the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series. This year, it is the biggest, as a record purse awaits drivers and teams. Tracy Hines has been making the late-season trek to the Oval Nationals for many years and will make one final trip as a full-time USAC driver to the West Coast this week. That trip features a trio of events in the month of November, first the Oval Nationals in California, then the Western World Championships in Arizona and then back to California for the Turkey Night Grand Prix. Press Releases11/11
  • Matt Egel)After finishing sixth the week prior in his debut driving the Darryl and Mike Downing owned #97 Cool at the Murray Bridge Speedway Matt Egel claimed his first podium result for his new team as he drove to a runner-up result at the Australian Sprintcar Masters at Speedway City. After trailing Daniel Pestka for a majority of the 35 lap race Egel slid by Pestka with 10 laps remaining in the race and he managed to survive a late race restart to record his second podium result of the season. Press Releases11/11
  • World of Outlaws)A history-making season wrapped up for Donny Schatz on Monday afternoon as he and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team accepted the 2015 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship at the annual 'Night of Champions' banquet. Sitting among his friends, family and fellow competitors, Schatz received universal congratulations for his seventh championships in the last 10 seasons. An emotional Schatz thanked his family for their support over the years and recalled the year that had just come to an end. DIRT/World of Outlaws 11/11
  • Brock Zearfoss)The “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss will make his final start of the 2015 season this Saturday afternoon, November 14, piloting the Rob Warko Racing, Warko Group, East Coast Helicopter Tours, S&S Speedways, No. 94z. The Jonestown, Pennsylvania, native will visit the Susquehanna Speedway Park near York Haven, Pennsylvania, during his final time in a 410 sprint car, joining Pennsylvania’s finest for the $10,000-to-win, 6th annual Final Showdown. Zearfoss, a recent podium finisher with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, has yet to put a check in the win column this season, but will have one last chance to do so this Saturday afternoon. Press Releases11/11
  • Robbie Farr)It’s been a busy time for Robbie Farr and the ECP Racing team since the 2015/2016 season began in late September and over the weekend things reached an exciting climax with the team’s second win in the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship QLD at Hi-Tec Oils Speedway Toowoomba. It also gives Robbie 6 points towards “The Chase” and a strong position in the USC QLD point score. Press Releases11/11

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