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This is a collection of some of the best writers and  photographers in the country all with one purpose in mind SPRINT CARS. We have every corner of the U.S. covered here so sit back and check out some of the great columns, race results, & photos. If you have any sprint car news, results, or photos please send them to me.  Thanks, Allan Holland hozehead@earthlink.net

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KO's Indiana Bullring Scene Kevin Oldham 5/19 BillW's Knoxville News Bill Wright 5/23 Hoosier Race Report Danny Burton (IN) 5/25
Florida Open Wheel Richard Golardi 5/25 Tri-State Outlook Duane Hancock (OH/IN/MI) 5/14 Tales of the Northwest Nomad Joseph Terrell 5/19
A Night To Remember Joe Burrage 4/16 From the Grandstand Ron Rodda (CA) 5/13

A Typical Weekend Pat & Bruce Eckel (IN/OH/PA) 5/25

  Cravin Racin Dana Kuyawa 5/1  

Aaron Reutzel won the Ollies All Starr Circuit of Champions feature at Attica Raceway Park. Mike Campbell Photos www.campbellphoto.com

Paul Nienhiser takes the Built Ford Tough Midwest Open Wheel Association Sprint Car Series Delivered by Morrow Brothers feature at Jacksonville Speedway, Jacksonville Illinois, Friday. Mark Funderburk photo.

 

Top 3 from the AMSOIL USAC Sprint Cars Wed. night at Terre Haute. 3rd Tyler Courtney, Chase Stockon winner and Chris Windom 2nd. Max Dolder photo

Kyle Hamilton won the 100 lap Dave Steele Carb Night Classic at Lucas Oil Raceway, for USAC Silver Crown cars. Max Dolder photo

Nick Bilbee wins the B.O.S.S. feature at Lawrenceburg,In. Sat 5-18-19. Mark Miefert
 

 

#48 Danny Dietrich wins Bridgeport Speedway NJ World of Outlaws Tuesday 5/21 Steve Koletar Photos

Freddie Rahmer claimed the $4771 paycheck after winning the Tribute to Lynn Paxton 25 lap Sprint Car Feature event at Williams Grove Speedway on 5-24-19. Photo by WRT Speedwerx Photographer Troy Junkins

Say What!

“We had a really great race car here tonight. Grant and the guys have been busting their butts in trying to make me better at these tracks in Ohio, Attica included, I felt like we could make good laps here. Luckily, we started up front and didn’t get caught up with Brock’s [Zearfoss] spin. I’m happy that we were able to capitalize on our starting position this time.” Aaron Reutzel winning Attica OH All Stars

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

Mark Kinser 1990 Knoxville Nationals    Click image for larger view

 


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What's Coming Up
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Park City KS NCRA/Bandits
Anderson IN Non-Wing
York Haven PA Super Sportsman
Billings MT ASCS Frontier
Caney KS OCRS
Peoria AZ Desert
Crystal MI GLSS
Mesquite TX ASCS
Eagle NE 305
Fonda NY Patriot
Fremont OH FAST
Fulton NY ESS
Elma WA WSS
Bells TX ASCS Elite
Hagerstown MD CST/LH/PASS/VSS
Knoxville IA 305/360/410
Eldon MO ASCS
Eldon MO POWRi WAR
Putnamville IN MSCS
Montpelier IN NRA
New Egypt NJ NEWS
Oswego NY Supermodifieds
Spring Run PA Non-Wing Sportsman
Perris CA USAC CRA
Rice Lake WI UMSS
West Memphis AR USCS
Selinsgrove PA URC
Hartford OH RUSH
Alger WA 360
Stockton CA 360
Sweet Springs MO POWRi
Vado NM ASCS SW
Orrville OH All Star
Wilmot WI WI WingLESS

5/26
Maribel WI IRA
Maribel WI WI WingLESS
Burlington IA Sprint Invaders
Park City KS NCRA
Bedford PA Laurel Highlands
Bridgeport NJ USAC EC
Cottage Grove OR 360
Crystal MI MTS
California MO POWRi WAR
Jim Falls WI UMSS
Rossburg OH NRA
Elm Mott TX ASCS Elite
Greenwood NE SSN
Lake Odessa MI FAST/GLSS
Kokomo IN Non-Wing
Eldon MO ASCS
Eldon MO POWRi
Kilgore TX ASCS
Marysville CA Civil War
Harrisburg AR USCS
Stuart NE 305
Haubstaudt IN MSCS
Middlebourne WV RUSH
Vernon NY ESS
Vado NM ASCS SW

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Lawrenceburg IN WoO
Lexington TN USCS
Weedsport NY CRSA
 

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21st Bridgeport NJ WoO
24th Williams Grove
25th Lincoln
25th Port Royal
26th Port Royal
 

 Points May 18
1. 48 Danny Deitrich 498
2. 24 Lucas Wolfe 349
3. 51 Freddie Rahmer 287
4. 72 Ryan Smith 286
5. 69K Lance Dewease 268
6. 39M Anthony Macri 243
7. 21 Brian Montieth 240
8. 87 Alan Krimes 228
9. 70 Brock Zearfoss 187
10. 15 Adam Wilt 174

 

 

   

 Tyler Courtney wins the 64th Annual Hoosier Hundered USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series feature at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, Indiana, Thursrday. Jim DenHamer & Mark Funderburk photos More in SpeedShotz

  

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Saturday  May 25th

                          

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. Ralph Waldo Emerson

2:00pm

RESULTS....

  • Column)Pat & Bruce Eckel have their column from the 6th Josh Burton Memorial at Bloomington Speedway last night.A Typical Weekend 5/25

  • PASS)PA Sprint Series defending champion Zach Newlin held off a determined challenge by this year’s top winner, Ken Duke Jr., and won the opening night feature of the East Coast Nationals for IMCA/RaceSaver sprint cars Friday night at Hagerstown Speedway. Race Results 5/25

  • ESS)Jason Barney wasn’t the happiest person when the redraw concluded with lining up with the pole position. The local favorite drew the pole last you for a Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint at Brewerton Speedway and ended up not getting the win. Race Results 5/25

  • Gas City I-69 Speedway IN)Thomas Meseraull of Waveland, Ind. came, saw, and conquered the 25-lap non-wing sprint car feature Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway as the quarter-mile dirt oval staged its “Salute to the Military” show to kick off the Memorial Day weekend. Race Results 5/25

PRESS....

  • USAC WSO)Rained out at Park City KS Saturday 5/25

  • MOWA)Rained out at Pevely MO Saturday 5/25

  • Riverside Int Speedway AR)TONIGHT, Sat., 5/25: LAST NIGHT, Friday, May 24, RIS HOT SHOE, BRAD BOWDEN, WON ROUND #1 AT GREENVILLE, MS (32 sprint cars signed in at Greenville, MS). The 360WS drivers that HAVE REGISTERED TO BE AT RIS TONIGHT are: OUT OF TOWN HOT SHOES: Tony Stewart, Morgan Turpen, Terry Gray, Mark Smith, Sammy Swindell, Wayne Johnson, etc.; Plus some of the RIS Great 360 WS Drivers are: Brad Bowden, Marshall Skinner, Dale Howard, Howard Moore, Derek Hagar, Tim Crawley and many others. Be There for the USCS Round 2 of Speedweek. See 360 WS, 305 WS, LM, STOCK. TONIGHT, SATURDAY, May 25th - The 2019 Riverside SEASON OPENER - The 14th Annual USCS Sprint Speedweek Round #2 at "the Ditch"...You gotta be there!!!! Admission Ticket Prices: GA (12 & over) $20; Children 6-11 $5; under 5 free; Pit passes $35.5/25

  • IRA)6 in a row for the Bumper To Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series, 6 rainouts that is! Beaver Dam Raceway got 3" of rain and some wind damage last night, on top of the 3" received during the week, forcing cancellation of today's event. Everything looks good for us at 141 Speedway tomorrow though! Hopf Farms Bullring Showdown.... we'll try again tomorrow. 5/25

  • Photos)Friday night shots by Wayne Riegle, Kris Keath, Paul Arch, Mike Campbell & Mark Funderburk are in SpeedShotz5/25

3:30am

RESULTS....

  • All Stars)It has been nearly six weeks since the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 last made a competitive lap, but despite the frustrating stretch of poor weather resulting in a long gap in the schedule, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel never missed a beat, quickly resuming his role as defending All Star champion and current point leader by earning a first-ever Attica Raceway Park victory on Friday night for a $5,000 payday.All Stars 5/25

  • Attica Raceway Park OH)Aaron Reutzel has experienced a lot of heart-break at Attica Raceway Park over the past few seasons,watching certain victory snatched from his grasp. That changed Friday as the defending Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Presented by Mobil 1 champion took the lead when Brock Zearfoss spun while battling in lapped traffic just past the half-way point and went on to score his first ever win at Attica.Race Results 5/25

  • World of Outlaws)Giovanni Scelzi beats NASCAR’s Kyle Larson to win first night of the United Rentals Patriot Nationals in Charlotte A gasp echoed over the field of 24 thunderous Sprint Cars raging around the 4/10-mile Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Goliath fell. David won. Seventeen-year-old Giovanni Scelzi did the unthinkable. He passed a dominate Kyle Larson in the closing laps of night one of the United Rentals Patriot Nationals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Friday night. In doing so, he claimed his second World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win. DIRT/World of Outlaws 5/25

  • MOWA)Paul Nienhiser takes the Built Ford Tough Midwest Open Wheel Association Sprint Car Series Delivered by Morrow Brothers feature at Jacksonville Speedway, Jacksonville Illinois, Friday.5/25

  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)Freddie Rahmer wired the field for the win in Friday night’s Lynn Paxton Tribute race for 410 sprints at Williams Grove Speedway. Rahmer collected $4,771 for the victory, the seventh of his young career at the oval. In the 358 sprint feature, Jeff Halligan took the lead from Rodney Westhafer late to pick up his second career speedway win. Central PA5/25

  • GLSS)Auburn MI...1 #17 Jared Horstman 2 #7C Phil Gressman 3 #49T Gregg Dalman 4 #85 Dustin Daggett 5 #22M Dan McCarron 6 #16B Ricky Peterson 7 #28M Conner Morrell 8 #23 Devon Dobie 9 #84 Kyle Poortenga 10 #11R Chase Ridenour 11 #16C Zane DeVault 12 #27 Brad Lamberson 13 #27X Jared Lamberson 14 #16W Garrett Saunders 15 #77 Andrew Scheid 16 #8 Justin Ward 17 #24D Danny Sams 18 #10XS Jay Steinebach 19 #18S Michael Summers 20 #2T Ralph Brakenberry 21 #48 Michael Burkin 22 #4 Joey Irwin 23 #18 Josh Shantz 5/25

  • Lernerville Speedway PA)1 #2 A.J. Flick 2 #11 Carl Bowser 3 #42 Sye Lynch 4 #23jr Jack Sodeman Jr 5 #55 Gary Kriess Jr 6 #56 Ralph Spithaler Jr 7 #4N Jimmy Morris 8 #23 Darren Pifer 9 #44 Joe McEwen 10 #91 Sadie Siegel 11 #4K Bill Kiley 12 #56x Steve Cousins 13 #14 Jeremy Hill 14 #6 Todd Burgard 5/25

  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)Ohsweken Speedway finally got to kickoff its 2019 season with the Ackland Insurance Friday Night Excitement Season Opener on Friday, May 24. A busy grandstand saw a full pit area of 120 racecars battle in an exciting night of action. When the dust settled, it was Dylan Westbrook who scored the win in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars and Liam Martin led all 20 laps on the way to victory in the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car lid lifter. 5/25

  • Trail Way Speedway PA)wingless sportsman...1 #7 Todd Leonard 2 #B1 Joey Biasi 3 #14B Rohan Beasley 4 #59 Steve Wilbur 5 #38S Tom Savage 6 #19R Eric Rutz 7 #63 Kevin Gutshall 8 #09 Luke Lenker 9 #15 Gary Johnston II 10 #4 Derek Sheaffer 11 #47T Tony Hampton 12 #32 Gene Eppley 13 #16R Ryan Rutz 5/25

  • Column)Danny Burton has notes from Terre Haute IN USAC SprintsHoosier Race Report 5/25

  • Column)Pat & Bruce Eckel have their second installment from the week of Indy featuring the final running of the Hoosier 100 from the Indiana State Fairgrounds. A Typical Weekend5/25

  • Column)Article from Richard Golardi: “Smiles and Trials for Floridians at 2019 Little 500 Qualifying" Florida Open Wheel5/25

PRESS....

  • IMCA)IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 338; 2. Andy Shouse, Okla­homa City, Okla., 303; 3. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 297; 4. Nick Sweigart, Myerstown, Pa., 265; 5. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 264; 6. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 258; 7. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., 253; 8. Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., 252; 9. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 251; 10. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., and Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., both 249; 12. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., and Devin Adams, Lebanon, Pa., both 245; 14. Jacob Harris, Vi­dor, Texas, and Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., both 239; 16. Dustyn Welch, Bryan, Texas, 226; 17. Mike Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, 223; 18. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 222; 19. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Calif., 221; 20. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 219. Press Releases 5/25

  • Kyle Bellm)After a pair of idle weekends, Kyle Bellm is ready to get back in action at this weekend’s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour sanctioned Lake Ozark Speedway Spring 360 Nationals in Eldon, Missouri on Saturday and Sunday. Bellm will join forces with the Smith Racing No. 86 team for the weekend. It’s a combination that has been formidable in the past with several trips to victory lane. Press Releases 5/25

  • John Carney II)Following on the heels of an eventful Michigan weekend, John Carney II continues his maiden voyage on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour with this weekend’s Second Annual Lake Ozark Speedway Soring 360 Nationals on Saturday and Sunday. It will be another new track for the El Paso, TX, native after taking in Lake Odessa, Michigan’s I-96 Speedway last weekend. Press Releases 5/25

  • Cannon McIntosh)Cannon McIntosh and the Dave Mac Motorsports Toyota-TRD Spike No. 08 team continue to be a force to be reckoned with. After a Hard Charger effort with the USAC National Midget series last Friday, the team looks for another strong outing in Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League action at Eldon, Missouri’s Lake Ozark Speedway on Sunday night. Press Releases 5/25

  • Kaylee Bryson)After charging to her career best Midget finish of fourth last time out at Belleville, IL, two weekends ago, Kaylee Bryson returns to Midget action with the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League at Eldon, Missouri’s Lake Ozark Speedway on Sunday night. Press Releases 5/25

  • Aaron Reutzel)It has been a while. In fact, since the last All Star Circuit of Champions event was logged into the books on April 11, Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team have only been able to get on the track twice in the past 42 days due to Mother Nature. Press Releases 5/25

  • Kody Swanson)Kody Swanson’s quest to win five straight Hoosier Hundred USAC Silver Crown races was thwarted by Tyler Courtney, Kevin Thomas Jr., and a problem with his car’s brakes, but he was still able to finish a solid third Thursday night at the Indiana State Fairgrounds’ 64th and most likely final Hoosier Hundred. With two victories earlier this year and Thursday night’s podium finish, the winningest driver in USAC Silver Crown history still leads the 2019 point standings as Nolen Racing strives for its first championship in USAC’s top division. Press Releases 5/25

Friday  May 24th

                    

What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. Bob Dylan

12:00pm

RESULTS....

  • USAC)Bravery, machismo, bravado, call it what you will. On a late restart with seven laps remaining, Tyler Courtney used every ounce of it in his figurative tank to rip around near-race-long leader Kevin Thomas, Jr. to win a bittersweet "Hoosier Hundred" Thursday night, in the final running of the event at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. USAC 5/24

  • Photos)Shots by Jim DenHamer and Mark Funderburk from the USAC Silver Crown Hoosier Hundred are in SpeedShotz5/24

PRESS....

  • OCRS)In late breaking news....The AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprint car series will be racing at the Creek County Speedway on Friday May 24th AND Saturday May 25th. Tonights show was booked as a replacement date from a rained out event in March. In an 11th hour development, the Saturday night show was put together for the series to have back to back programs at the 1/4-mile oval in Kellyville Oklahoma. Both nights will be full complete programs. OCRS 5/24

  • Knoxville Raceway IA)More heavy rains hit Knoxville Raceway Friday morning and more are expected causing officials to cancel the Jersey Freeze/Dennison Racing Tees Night event on Friday, May 24. We'll try it again, Saturday night, May 25. The 410's, 360's and Pro Sprints presented by Pace Performance will all be in action on Slideways Karting Center/Knoxville Hospital & Clinics Night. 5/24

  • World of Outlaws)Putting dirt on top of asphalt is nothing new for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series; the practice dates back decades prior to the formation of the series. Bringing The Greatest Show on Dirt to the historic Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on the other hand, is brand new. DIRT/World of Outlaws 5/24

  • MSCS)As usual Tri-State Speedway will present a special racing event on Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. The event, known as the Memorial Weekend Classic, has become a tradition at the Ā¼ mile dirt track.Press Releases 5/24

  • US 36 Raceway MO)Due to heavy overnight rains US 36 Raceway has cancelled for tonight 5/24/2019. We apologize for any inconvenience and see everyone next Friday Night.5/24

Thursday  May 23rd

                    

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

10:30pm

PRESS....

  • ASCS Lucas Oil)Looking at two nights of racing this Memorial Day Weekend, the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network will be in action at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26.ASCS 5/23

  • Eldora Speedway PA)After months of speculation, Eldora Speedway officials today announced the 36th annual Kings Royal will pay a blockbuster $175,000-to-win. The Kings Royal Weekend featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and all of sprint car racing’s royalty takes place Thursday-Friday-Saturday, July-18-19-20. Press Releases 5/23

  • Parker Price-Miller)Celebrating a Birthday this week, Parker Price-Miller is geared up for a long three-day weekend battle with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series as he will meet up with the series on Friday and Saturday night Charlotte, NC and then again on Monday in Lawrenceburg, IN. Press Releases 5/23

  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)Ohsweken Speedway and MavTV Canada announced last week the speedway will be featured on the new live television program, All North Racing powered by Pinty’s on MavTV Canada. MavTV will be live at Ohsweken for six broadcasts in 2019, beginning on May 31 before also airing on June 21, July 22, July 23, August 31 and September 14. Press Releases 5/23

  • Team ILP)Joey Amantea and Zac Taylor posted feature victories last Saturday for Team ILP. Amantea drove to his first career 600cc micro sprint triumph on Saturday at Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa. Taylor earned his second career non-wing sprint car win on Saturday at I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo. Press Releases 5/23

  • Sammy Swindell)Sammy Swindell will make his season debut behind the wheel of the A.G. Rains owned No. 3 this weekend during the first four USCS Speedweek races. The team took the car out once this season to shake it down, but the races this Friday at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss.; Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.; Sunday at Old No. 1 Speedway in Harrisburg, Ark.; and Monday at Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., will mark the first time that Swindell and Rains will compete together in 2019. Press Releases 5/23

  • Harli White)Harli White earned her first two top 10s of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season last weekend during her debut at I-96 Speedway. "It was a good weekend," she said. "The draw is a big thing and we had enough cars to have a qualifier. We drew decent and were able to go forward. We're consistently finishing well." Press Releases 5/23

4:30pm

PRESS....

  • Matt Covington)Matt Covington is ready for Lake Ozarks Speedway this weekend after a pair of top-5’s last week at I-96. Covington took over the series points lead as a result of his 4th and 5th place finishes. Friday night, Covington secured a spot in the redraw as a result of his combined heat and qualifier efforts. He started 4th in the heat and was able to gain two spots, positioning him to start 5th in the 3rd qualifier. During that race, he proved capable of claiming 2nd at its end. The redraw dealt him the 3rd spot for the A feature. Matt battled in the top four positions throughout the entire main and ultimately earned 4th as the checkers flew.  Press Releases 5/23

  • Column)Pat & Bruce Eckel have their column from the 49th Running of the Hulman Classic for USAC sprints at Terre Haute last night.A Typical Weekend 5/23

  • Wade Nygaard)After picking up a win in his last outing at Cedar Lake Speedway, Wade Nygaard and the Auto Finance Super Center team looked to continue their momentum last Friday as the Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprints and River Cities Speedway kicked off their 2019 season. https://spiekerpromotions.com 5/23

  • Kerry Madsen)Kerry Madsen will join the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series for three races during the upcoming holiday weekend. The KI Crossbows backed Big Game Motorsports team will race on Friday and Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., during the Patriot Nationals and on Monday at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Ind., during the Memorial Day Spectacle presented by KOI Auto Parts.  Press Releases 5/23

  • Joe Trenca)Joe Trenca posted his third top 10 in four starts this season during the final night of a Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints doubleheader last Saturday at Thunder Mountain Speedway. "We weren't really that good when we unloaded, but we made some changes and got the car a lot better," he said. "I timed in fourth in my group and had a heck of a heat race with Paulie Colagiovanni. It was a good race."  Press Releases 5/23

  • Chris Andrews)Mother Nature has kept Chris Andrews from completely gelling with his new Mackey Motorsports team. But in five starts he is happy with the progress the team is making, including another top-five run last weekend.  Press Releases 5/23

  • Scott Bogucki)Scott Bogucki admits he made some driving mistakes in his first-ever competition in the state of Michigan, but the weekend produced some good finishes and knowledge for the Australian driver. The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour ventured to I-96 Speedway last weekend, spending a doubleheader at an event that drew a great car count.  Press Releases 5/23

  • World of Outlaws)Music and racing have a long history together that will be amped up during the Music City Outlaw Nationals May 31-June 1 in Nashville. While the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars make their inaugural appearance at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway, the party will no doubt spread across the city. DIRT/World of Outlaws 5/23

  • TBJ Promotions)Rain throughout this week along with the high percentage of wet weather predicted this weekend has forced TBJ Promotions officials to postpone the 4th annual Midget Round Up until July 5-6. "With all the rain we've got and how the forecast looks we want to save everyone the time of traveling this weekend," TBJ Promotions Founder Tony Bruce Jr. said. "Thankfully we were able to find a weekend in July where we can shift this event."  Press Releases 5/23

  • Brody Roa)Brody Roa put the previous week’s 14th place finish at Bakersfield in his rearview mirror and he set a new track record in qualifying and placed second in the USAC Southwest Series’ “Hank Arnold Memorial” last Saturday night at the Central Arizona Speedway. This week, he will try to retake the point lead in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series at the annual “Salute to Indy” at Perris Auto Speedway.  Press Releases 5/23

  • USAC)Recent rainfall that has flooded Lakeside Speedway has forced cancellation of both events of the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car doubleheader weekend, May 31 at I-80 Speedway and June 1 at Lakeside.  USAC 5/23

  • USAC WSO)USAC's Wingless Sprints Oklahoma makes a rare out-of-state appearance this Saturday night, May 25, at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kans., the first of two events at the track this year.  USAC 5/23

1:50am

RESULTS....

  • Photos)Shots by Jim DenHamer from Wednesday night USAC Sprints at Terre Haute IN are in SpeedShotz 5/23

  • USAC)Chase Stockon had tamed the Terre Haute Action Track multiple times in his USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car career with a "Jim Hurtubise Classic" win in 2012 and a "Don Smith Classic" victory in 2016 to his credit. But the one that eluded him happened to be the longest-continually running event on the series schedule, the "Tony Hulman Classic." USAC 5/23

  • MPS)After rainy weather forced the scheduled season opener at the Princeton Speedway on Friday night May 3 to be cancelled, the 2019 Midwest Power Series presented by GRP Motorsports kicked off their season at the Cedar Lake Speedway the following night May 4 under sunny skies and seasonal temperatures. At the end of the 25 lap feature race, Grand Forks, North Dakota driver Wade Nygaard earned his fourth career 360 winged sprint car feature win at the Cedar Lake Speedway coming from the seventh starting position. Race Results 5/23

PRESS....

  • Open Wheel 101)BillW has memories of a 2003 Knoxville Raceway win by Lance DeweaseBillW's Knoxville News 5/23

  • RUSH)Try number two for the inaugural "RUSH Night" at "The Bulling" at Tyler County Speedway will take place this Sunday evening (May 26). It'll be a Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance doubleheader featuring the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds in a Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Touring Series event along with the RUSH Sprint Cars in a Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series special. The event was originally scheduled for April 27 before being rained out. Warm-ups are slated for 6 p.m. Press Releases 5/23

  • Shane Stewart)As the calendar rolls towards the summer months, the temperature isn't the only thing rising. CJB Motorsports and Shane Stewart took to Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown, Pa. on Wednesday, May 15th for their first race of the season as a "home team." The organization calls Carlisle, Pa. home so any race in the Keystone state carries an extra level of urgency. Press Releases 5/23

  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)The long eight month off-season will finally come to a close when the first green flag of the season drops at Ohsweken Speedway for the Ackland Insurance season opener on Friday, May 24. Press Releases 5/23

  • USAC Eastern Storm)Rain and bad weather has not been a friend to local short track racing of late, but all race fans welcome and look forward to this storm, the thirteenth annual EASTERN STORM for the USAC AMSOIL Non-Wing Sprint Cars, and it’s coming to the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, June 11 with the $10,000 to win Jesse Hockett Classic. The NASCAR 358 Modifieds will be part of this big doubleheader with qualifying events leading up to the 30 lap, $3,000 to win feature even. Central PA 5/23

Wednesday  May 22nd

                    

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. Arthur Conan Doyle

7:40pm

PRESS....

  • Column)Richard Golardi has a New Book on Florida Sprint Car Racing to be Released in June. Florida Open Wheel5/22

  • Photos)Shots by Steve Koletar from Bridgeport NJ WoO are in SpeedShotz 5/22

  • Ryan Smith)Ryan Smith and Heffner Racing had a busy weekend with the World of Outlaws in town. It was an up and down challenge for the No.72 team but they didn’t let it slow them down. The World of Outlaw Sprint Cars made the trip to the northeast this past week where they opened up Wednesday evening at Lincoln Speedway. Press Releases 5/22

  • BAPS Motor Speedway PA)COMING UP NEXT AT BAPS MOTOR SPEEDWAY... Join us Saturday, May 25, 2019 for the Blazers Body Shop Bud Bricker Nationals Presented by MJR Equipment at BAPS Motor Speedway! Divisions: Super Sportsman ($6,500 to win) Late Models ($1,200 to win) Street Stocks Pre Race Car Displays (4-7PM): Stan Wanner Fred Lock Paul Gutshall Paul Miller Pre Race Kids Activity (5-6:15PM): Side Walk Chalk Art (on the blacktop in turn 4) 5/22

  • Sharon Speedway OH)Sharon Speedway will look to make it three in a row this Saturday night (May 25) as the 90th anniversary season rolls on. The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds and the non-wing RUSH Sprint Cars will make their visits of the season as part of the Menards "Super Series" program.Press Releases 5/22

  • Daryn Pittman)Amidst one of the more frustrating season’s with weather in recent memory with the World of Outlaws, Daryn Pittman and Roth Motorsports picked up a trio of Top-5’s with ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ as the series invaded the Northeast over the last week. Press Releases 5/22

  • Justyn Cox)After getting caught up in an opening lap wreck on Friday night in Tulare, CA, Justyn Cox is excited that one of the events he looks forward to every year is upon us, as he is set for this Saturday and Sunday’s Marvin Smith Classic at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, OR. Press Releases 5/22

  • Ian Madsen)After a busy week in the northeast, Ian Madsen and the KCP Racing team are already looking forward to a busy Memorial Day Weekend after up and down results. “It wasn’t our ideal stretch of races, but it wasn’t terrible,” Ian Madsen said. “We are looking forward to two nights at Charlotte Dirt Track as we have ran really well there in years past, and a return trip to Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana on Monday.” Press Releases 5/22

  • KSE Racing Products)A busy weekend of action across the country was highlighted by the long-standing rivalry of the PA Posse vs the World of Outlaws as the Outlaws spent the week in Pennsylvania. Lance Dewease and his Kreitz Racing team were up for the challenge just as they have been so many times since joining forces. Dewease used his KSE Racing Products to pocket last Wednesday night’s Gettysburg Clash before capping the weekend off with a big win at the Morgan Cup. Press Releases 5/22

  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)Perris Auto Speedway fans will get an extra treat at the annual “Salute to Indy” this Saturday night, May 25th. Legendary West Coast open-wheel driver Wally Pankratz will be making his first appearance in two years at the famous Riverside County clay oval in The PAS Senior Sprint Cars. Press Releases 5/22

  • MSCS)Once again there will be a full holiday weekend of sprint car racing across Hoosierland. The BRANDEIS Midwest Sprint Car Series will be racing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights beginning on May 24th.Press Releases 5/22

  • Brady Bacon)Memorial Day weekend has historically been a significant weekend for auto racing in America. This week is no exception for Brady Bacon, as “The Macho Man” will take in five consecutive nights of racing action aboard four different cars beginning on Wednesday night. Press Releases 5/22

  • Swindell Speedlab)The Swindell SpeedLab sprint car team will race with both the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series during the upcoming holiday weekend. NASCAR Xfinity Series star Christopher Bell will be behind the wheel on Sunday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, with the All Stars and on Monday at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Ind., with the World of Outlaws. Press Releases 5/22

  • Jack Dover)Jack Dover is riding a pair of streaks entering this weekend. Dover will compete on Friday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and on Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints. Press Releases 5/22

  • Greg Wilson)Greg Wilson powered from 18th to a seventh-place outing last Friday at Attica Raceway Park, where he made only his second start in the last month. Wet weather once again hampered the weekend for Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Off Road sponsored team as a trio of Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions races in Wisconsin rained out. Fortunately, Wilson found an opportunity to compete in his home state during an AFCS Series doubleheader. Press Releases 5/22

  • Zac Taylor)Coming into the 2019 season Zac Taylor had never driven a non-wing sprint car. In three starts thus far he has two wins and a second-place finish, including a victory last Saturday at I-76 Speedway. And if that's not enough, Taylor also scored a runner-up result in the POWRi Lucas Oil Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association event the same night.

  • Fremont Speedway OH)The return of the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Presented by Mobile 1 on Sunday, May 26 is just part of a huge Memorial Day race weekend at Fremont Speedway. It begins with the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series Presents the NAPA Auto Parts FAST On Dirt Series on Saturday, May 25.Press Releases 5/22

  • USAC)Six past USAC Silver Crown winners at Lucas Oil Raceway are ready to roll this Friday, May 24, in the "Dave Steele Carb Night Classic" at the .686-mile paved oval in Brownsburg, Ind. Those six drivers make up a total of 15 Silver Crown wins at LOR, led by Tanner Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. who owns five victories between 2013 and 2016, including the May race in three-straight years between 2014 and 2016. With another victory, he would break a tie with Mike Bliss as the winningest driver in the history of the series at LOR. USAC 5/22

  • All Stars)Memorial Day weekend in the Buckeye State will be action-packed, to say the least, as Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 is set to invade three tracks over the course of three days, each awarding a $5,000 top prize for a $15,000 possibility. Considering Mother Nature has intervened during all prior attempts to invade Ohio in 2019, the Memorial Day weekend triple-header will be the first Ohio visit for the traveling All Stars this season, giving open wheel enthusiasts an extra incentive to take part in the highly-anticipated trio. All Stars 5/22

  • IRA)Shocking News, NO Rain in the weekend forecast (as of today) for Beaver Dam and 141 this weekend! The first two rounds of the Bumper To Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints' Hopf Farms Bullring Showdown are set for this Saturday at the Beaver Dam Raceway and Sunday night at 141 Speedway. The first 2 of 5 scheduled Hopf Farms events which have a point fund attached just for them, a series within a series, as these are full season championship point events too.5/22

  • USAC CRA)This Saturday, May 25th, the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series will return to their “home track,” Perris Auto Speedway for the annual “Salute to Indy.” Promoted by Don Kazarian, the American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the Up, Down 'n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run will also feature the PAS Senior and Young Gun Sprint Cars. Located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds in Perris, California, the spectator gates at "America's Premier Dirt Track" will open at 5:00pm and racing is scheduled for 7:00pm. USAC 5/22

Tuesday  May 21st

                    

For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. Ralph Waldo Emerson

11:50pm

RESULTS....

  • World of Outlaws)Sweat masked Danny Dietrich’s face. His breathing adjusted to the need for an extra pocket of air. His boisterous posture tired, but a smile stayed. The Gettysburg, Pa. native wore the appearance of a lonely diver seconds after surviving a shark attack.And in his own way, he did.Dietrich won his fifth World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory Tuesday night in the Series’ debut at the 3/8-mile Bridgeport Speedway. To claim it, he fended off attacks by David Gravel, Carson Macedo and 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz – who even stole the lead from him late in the race.DIRT/World of Outlaws 5/22

PRESS....

  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)This Saturday night when Perris Auto Speedway hosts the annual “Salute to Indy” for the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, all active and retired California Highway Patrol Officers will be admitted to the race for free. All they have to do is show their CHP badge at the ticket window and they will be given a free ticket. Once inside, the officers will have someone to cheer for as second-year CHP officer Jeff Dyer will be racing in the show. Press Releases 5/21

  • Giovanni Scelzi)Giovanni Scelzi scored a pair of seventh-place finishes last weekend at Williams Grove Speedway. While the results were the same, the path was anything but similar during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Morgan Cup featuring more than 40 drivers. Press Releases 5/21

  • Robbie Price)Robbie Price highlighted last weekend's Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader at I-96 Speedway with a 12th-place run on Friday. "We hot lapped good, but in the heat race I was back to sixth going in the first corner," he said. "I passed a couple of cars back. That cost us and put us pretty deep in a qualifier." Press Releases 5/21

  • Selinsgrove Speedway PA)Selinsgrove Speedway will present the 39th annual Insinger Performance/ Sunoco Race Fuels Jack Gunn Memorial for 360 sprint cars at 7 p.m. this Saturday, May 25, sanctioned by the United Racing Club. The Gunn Memorial will feature a 30-lap race between the traveling URC 360 sprint cars and the track’s weekly 358-360 sprint cars. The race will pay $2,500 to win and $250 to start. Central PA 5/21

  • Roger Crockett)Roger Crockett ranks fourth in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings despite a frustrating weekend in Michigan. Crockett made his debut in the state on Friday during the opening night of a doubleheader hosted by I-96 Speedway. Unfortunately, a miscue on the setup prior to the heat race put the team behind from the start. Press Releases 5/21

  • Kaleb Johnson)Kaleb Johnson earned a podium finish Saturday night at Park Jefferson International Speedway after weather altered his original racing schedule for the weekend. With rain washing out races at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., and at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., on Friday as well as at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on Saturday, Johnson was part of the 20-car 305 sprint car field for his first visit of the season to Park Jefferson International Speedway Saturday night. Press Releases 5/21

  • Alex Hill)Misfortune brought a sudden end to a pair of promising nights for Alex Hill last weekend at I-96 Speedway during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour debut at the oval. Hill's night ended in turn four during the A Main each night when she was caught up in miscues by other drivers. Press Releases 5/21

  • Derek Hagar)Derek Hagar is eager to get behind the wheel during the USCS Speedweek, which features four straight nights of racing this week. Rain washed out the Hooker Hood Classic, which he was supposed to run last Saturday. It's the latest rain out that has kept Hagar from racing. Press Releases 5/21

  • Channin Tankersley)A pair of ASCS Gulf South Region versus ASCS Lone Star Region races are on tap for Channin Tankersley and Old School Racing. The team will venture to Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Saturday before wrapping up the weekend on Sunday at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas. Press Releases 5/21

  • Chris Schmelzle)Chris Schmelzle will make his first start of the season in Oregon this weekend when he tackles the 6th annual Marvin Smith Memorial. Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove hosts the doubleheader on Saturday and Sunday. Press Releases 5/21

  • TBJ Promotions)The Midget Round Up, which is in its fourth year of being a marquee TBJ Promotions event, has grown each year thanks to support from its two premier series. "It's been amazing and very fulfilling to see the car counts continue to grow," TBJ Promotions Founder Tony Bruce Jr. said. "The Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association has been a big-time supporter of the event and Terry Mattox with the NOW600 Series has been a huge addition to get the micro game strong." Press Releases 5/21

  • Miller Family Motorsports)The Miller Family Motorsports teams headed to out of state this past Saturday night. Justin and Adam both rallied against the local 410 sprints at the Butler Motor Speedway in Butler, Michigan on Saturday evening as they both put together top five finishes in their collective heat races to start the night off right. Justin finished 2nd and Adam was 5th and they both secured their starting spots in the 25-lap A-main event. Press Releases 5/21

  • Robert Ballou)Following the USAC National Sprint Car Series to Tri-City Speedway over the weekend, Robert Ballou would drive from 10th to sixth on Friday night before rain capped Saturday’s event and cut the weekend short. Press Releases 5/21

  • Paul Nienhiser)Though rain hindered a lot of tracks in the Midwest again over the weekend, Paul Nienhiser was able to get in two nights of racing as he finished second on Friday night at US36 Raceway before issues running second at Tri-State Speedway on Saturday ended his night early. Press Releases 5/21

  • Austin Liggett)Austin Liggett has been on a terror thus far in 2019, and Friday night that remained true as the Tracy, CA driver claimed one of the biggest wins of his career as he took top honors at the Peter Murphy Classic. Press Releases 5/21

  • Jordon Mallett)Jordon Mallett capped his Michigan debut with a solid outing last Saturday at I-96 Speedway. Mallett endured an up-and-down weekend at the oval during a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader, finding success in a heat race before struggling in a qualifier each night. Press Releases 5/21

  • World of Outlaws)Kasey Kahne Racing is heading home. And just in time.   The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is gearing up for a busy Memorial Day weekend. The inaugural doubleheader United Rentals Patriot Nationals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway will be on Friday, May 24, and Saturday, May 25, and the Memorial Day Spectacular presented by KOI Auto Parts at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday, May 27.DIRT/World of Outlaws 5/21

  • USAC)The Brandt "River Town Showdown," featuring a USAC doubleheader with the AMSOIL National Sprint Cars, NOS Energy Drink National Midgets in addition to the B-Mods, has been rescheduled for Friday, August 30, at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill. It will now be the start of a big racing weekend in Southern Illinois with Du Quoin State Fair events Saturday-Monday. USAC 5/21

  • USAC)The previously scheduled “Chris & Brian Faria Memorial” for Saturday, June 8th, at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway has been moved to Friday, June 7th. In addition to the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars, the event will also feature the winged Kings of Thunder Sprints, Western RaceSaver Sprints, and IMCA Stock Cars. The front gates will open at 3PM, with racing scheduled for 6PM. For more Tulare information, visit the track’s website at thunderbowlraceway.com or call 559.688.0909.USAC 5/21

2:20pm

PRESS....

  • Terry McCarl)Finally able to sneak in some racing action as rain continues to saturate the Midwest, Terry McCarl and Destiny Motorsports made the trip to US 36 on Friday night worth it as TMAC picked up his third feature event win of the 2019 season. “It was a great battle with Paul Nienhiser, and fortunately we were able to get the best of him and grab the win,” McCarl said. “Our Don Long/Moyle engine runs great, and was crucial on Friday night.” Press Releases 5/21

  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Mark it down on your calendars as the 2019 Bob Weikert Memorial race weekend over the Memorial Day Holiday on May 25th & May 26th will again be “bigger and better than ever” at the Port Royal Speedway. For the first time, both Saturday night and Sunday night will pay $10,000 to the winner of the 410 sprint car main event. But, on top of that, the super late models will battle it out both nights with $5,000 going to each night’s feature winner. The start time for both Saturday and Sunday will be 7:00pm. Central PA 5/21

  • Knoxville Raceway IA)Mother Nature hasn't been a race fan this year...but Knoxville Raceway is fighting back. Thanks to everyone's support, Jersey Freeze/Dennison Racing Tee's Night has been rescheduled for this Friday, May 24. Come to Knoxville Raceway this Friday AND Saturday for two nights of Knoxville Championship Cup Series action with the Pace Pro Sprints, 360 and 410 sprint cars. Press Releases 5/21

  • 81 Speedway KS)It is a sprint car fans dream come true and as has been the case each Memorial Day Sunday night the past two years, 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas will once again host the “Sprint Car Maynia III” this Sunday night. Headlining the night will be the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing 360-ci sprint car tour, the Ameri-Flex/Oil Capital Racing Association sprints and the Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing/Sprint Series of Oklahoma presented by Smiley’s Racing Products 305 RaceSaver sprint series. Press Releases 5/21

  • Stockton Dirt Track CA)For the first time in over a month the lights will flash on and exciting dirt track racing returns to the Stockton Dirt Track this Saturday May 25th in what will be the fourth annual “Jimmy Sills Classic” at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. Press Releases 5/21

  • Riverside Int Speedway AR)Tony Stewart will be at Riverside Saturday night, May 25, for the USCS Speedweek to do battle with 360WS drivers such as: Terry Gray, Morgan Turpen, Marshall Skinner, Dale Howard, Brad Bowden, and many others. USCS RaceSpecial - Speedweek - 360 WS, 305 WS, LM, STOCK THIS COMING SATURDAY NITE! The 2019 Riverside SEASON OPENER - The 14th Annual USCS Sprint Speedweek Round #2 at "the Ditch"...You gotta be there!!!! Watch the website for additional information. 5/21

  • Oswego Speedway NY)Oswego Speedway will begin its 2019 championship schedule with this Saturday’s 69th Season Opener presented to fans by Century 21 Galloway Realty of Oswego. Headlining the program is the return of the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s for Novelis Supermodifieds. Drivers will compete in two separate main events allowing the potential for two different teams to be crowned Shampine Memorial champion. Press Releases 5/21

  • Patriots)The A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour will continue its opening month of racing by venturing East to the Fonda Speedway for the Earl Halaquist Memorial paying an increased $3,000 to the winner. This will be the fourth visit for the tour to the historic half mile and its first visit since 2017 where Jared Zimbardi was the victor. The other two drivers who have conquered the tricky half mile are Stewart Friesen and Davie Franek who were winners on two separate occasions in 2016. Press Releases 5/21

  • Park Jefferson Speedway SD)This Saturday, May 25th the Park Jefferson Speedway will host one of the fans favorite nights of racing at the Park. A full night of IMCA racing will be on hand as the Artworks Graphics IMCA Modifieds compete in the 4th annual Memorial Clash. A healthy purse of $1,000 to win and $150 to start will greet entrants at Park Jefferson, before many of the drivers move south for Saturday nights Charlie Clark Memorial. Press Releases 5/21

Monday  May 20th

                    

A lot of times when you're young and carefree, you don't realize, when you tip over the edge, how difficult it is to climb back in. Joe Cocker

11:50pm

PRESS....

  • Scotty Thiel)After a weekend washout in Wisconsin with the Allstar Circuit of Champions and the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car Series, Scotty Thiel and the Scott Thiel Motorsports team headed east on Saturday evening to the Butler Motor Speedway in Quincy, Michigan to get a night of racing in. That trip paid off for the team as Thiel would go on to win the 25 lap A-main event! Press Releases 5/20

  • Clinton County Motor Speedway PA)Clinton County Motor Speedway management and staff are saddened to learn of the passing of IMCA sprint car owner Mark Ganoe. The Thompsontown resident fielded sprint cars with son Kyle, for competition at central PA speedways. Currently the details of Ganoe's death are not known. More information will be forwarded when it becomes available. Press Releases 5/20

  • OCRS)A triple play weekend is on tap for the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Car series with back-to-back races scheduled at Creek County Speedway, Caney Valley Speedway and 81 Speedway. It all begins on Friday with a stop a Creek County Speedway. After two previous attempts to race there were rained out in March everyone is hoping the third time will be a charm this time. OCRS 5/20

  • Column)Pat & Bruce Eckel have their column from Saturday at Lincoln Park Speedway in a full day of racing.A Typical Weekend  5/20

  • Tanner Carrick)Getting back to work with the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series on Friday night in Granite City, IL, Tanner Carrick would pick up a 13th place finish before rain cancelled Saturday night’s program. Press Releases 5/20

  • Ben Worth)After two tune-up weeks in the Central Valley leading up to Friday night’s Peter Murphy Classic, Ben Worth was pleased with how the night went as he continues to progress and gain confidence behind the wheel of a winged 360ci sprint car. Press Releases 5/20

  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi captured a runner-up result last Friday at Thunderbowl Raceway during the opening night of the Peter Murphy Classic, which featured more than 40 competitors in the Sprint Car Challenge Tour portion. The action began with Scelzi driving a Roth Motorsports entry to the third quickest qualifying time in his group. He then won a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row, which locked him into the dash. Press Releases 5/20

  • Willie Croft)Mother Nature has wreaked havoc on racing from Coast to Coast, and that was the case over the weekend as the scheduled two-day Peter Murphy Classic in Tulare, CA was relegated to a one night show with the finale being pushed to June 8th. Press Releases 5/20

  • Andy Forsberg)With the Thunderbowl Raceway typically not kind to him, Andy Forsberg was happy to close Friday night’s feature out with a 10th place finish with the F&F Racing team. “TO finish 10th at Thunderbowl Raceway is great,” Andy Forsberg said. “Heading into Friday’sPress Releases 5/20 event, I think the last time I actually finished a race there was back in 2014 or something. So, as they say to finish first, first you must finish so we accomplished that.”

  • Dominic Scelzi)After spending some time in the Midwest in his family car, Dominic Scelzi returned to California for a weekend of racing in Tulare, CA for the Peter Murphy Classic, and while weather shortened the festivities, Scelzi was able to pocket a second place finish on Friday night. Press Releases 5/20

  • Kyle Hirst)Getting back to work after a couple of weeks off, Kyle Hirst and the Tiner Hirst Enterprise team had a great night in Tulare, CA that culminated with the No. 94 machine landing on the podium during the Peter Murphy Classic opener. “It was another great night for the THE car,” Kyle Hirst said. “It was unfortunate that the track took rubber, but we put ourselves in a great spot, and got back up on the podium.” Press Releases 5/20

  • Kraig Kinser)Kraig Kinser scored a pair of top-10 results last week in Central Pennsylvania. Kinser kicked off the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action on Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, where he qualified seventh quickest in his group to open the Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene. He then placed fourth in a heat race before capping the night with a 10th-place outing in the A Main. Press Releases 5/20

  • Jason Sides)Jason Sides starts a busy holiday week this Tuesday at Bridgeport Speedway, where the World of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will make its first visit since 2003. Sides competed during that event 16 years ago, placing 16th after coming out of the Last Chance Showdown on the 5/8-mile oval in Swedesboro, N.J. It has been shortened to a 3/8-mile track. Press Releases 5/20

  • Kyle Schuett)Kyle Schuett battled mechanical problems while fighting to a top-15 finish with the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway. The 410ci sprint car rookie and his team began the evening challenged by a lack of power from their engine in their heat race, where Schuett started and finished sixth. Press Releases 5/20

  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi captured a runner-up result last Friday at Thunderbowl Raceway during the opening night of the Peter Murphy Classic, which featured more than 40 competitors in the Sprint Car Challenge Tour portion. The action began with Scelzi driving a Roth Motorsports entry to the third quickest qualifying time in his group. He then won a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row, which locked him into the dash. Press Releases 5/20

  • Tarlton Motorsports)Taking part in a race that former Tarlton Motorsports driver, Peter Murphy puts on, Ryan Bernal made the most of his first non wing start with Tarlton Motorsports as he finished second in Friday’s USAC West Coast 360 feature event before rains postponed Saturday night’s KWS event. Press Releases 5/20

  • Trey Starks)The rainouts continue to stack up for Trey Starks, who lost both opportunities to race last weekend because of rain. That makes six of nine scheduled races that have been cancelled or postponed because of wet weather to start the season for Gobrecht Motorsports. Press Releases 5/20

  • Jackson Motorplex MN)It hasn't taken long for the AGCO Jackson Nationals to become one of winged sprint car racing's biggest events of the year. As the facility and race track have undergone extensive renovations during the last few years, so has the marquee World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event. This year's 41st edition of the tripleheader runs June 27-29. Press Releases 5/20

  • Racin Boys)The 2nd annual LOS Spring 360 Nationals is on tap for RacinBoys All Access members, who will be able to watch live Pay-Per-View video of the marquee Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event this Saturday and Sunday. Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., hosts the two-day show, which also features the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League on Saturday. RacinBoys All Access subscribers can watch live video of all of the action from hot laps through the main event. Press Releases 5/20

  • Thunderbowl Raceway CA)With last Saturday’s Peter Murphy Classic falling victim to rain the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway has announced that the rescheduled date will now be part of a two-night weekend, which features the Faria Memorial moving to Friday June 7th. Press Releases 5/20

RESULTS....

  • Action Sprint)Beamsville’s Josh Hansen took full advantage of lapped traffic on lap nine to jump from third and steal the point position from Caledonia’s Jesse McDonald before leading the final 12 laps to win the season opener for the Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com at Merrittville Speedway on Monday night. Race Results 5/20

  • USCS)New York native, Justin Barger, who now hails from Cornelius, North Carolina won his career 2nd and 2019 season 1st USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters main event on Friday night at newly re-opened Deep South Speedway in Loxley, Alabama. USCS 5/20

  • USCS)The 2015 USCS Rookie of the Year. Nick Snyder from Marco Island, Florida won his career 2nd USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters main event at Southern Raceway on Saturday night. Snyder grabbed the lead from early race leader, Kyle Amerson from Matthew's, Alabama on lap nine and streaked home with a quarter straight-away lead over Amerson and the field in the 25-lap main event.USCS 5/20

  • Sharon Speedway OH)After some morning rain, skies clears and Sharon Speedway was left with a warm and sunny afternoon that led into Saturday night's second racing program of the 90th anniversary season. The Menards "Super Series" event saw A.J. Flick-Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars,Race Results 5/20

  • CRSA)The 2019 SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series kicked off the new season Saturday night at the Land of Legends Raceway. When all 25 A-Main laps were completed a familiar face stood tall in victory lane – Jeff Trombley. Race Results 5/20

1:20pm

RESULTS....

  • Tri-State Speedway IN)It was a victorious night for four time champion Kyle Cummins of Princeton, IN. The veteran sprint car racer made a clean sweep of the BRANDEIS Midwest Sprint Car Series portion of the MIDWEST MADNESS event at Tri-State Speedway Saturday night. Cummins set fast time to start the evening and then won his heat race and the 25 lap feature event. That victory was worth $2,500. The sweep also gave Cummins the point lead at the start of the season. Race Results 5/20

  • Double X Speedway MO)360 Winged Sprint Cars have been a staple at Double-X since the beginning. In heat race number one it was veteran Randy Martin in the LCR#24 on the pole with Tyler Utz to the outside. At the green flag the two front row starters ran side by side with Utz taking a slight advantage. They would continue to duel with Utz remaining at the point. At the finish it was Utz, Tyler Blank with a last lap pass to claim second, Martin was third, Taylor Walton, Riley Kreisel and Timmy Smith would complete the racing order. Heat race number two saw Korey Bales pick up the win over Evan Martin. Ben Brown claimed third in the event, Kaitlyn Boland was fourth, Frank Brown finished fifth and Broc Elliott completed the field. Race Results 5/20

  • PASS)Second chances don’t always happen, so when John Walp got one Saturday night at BAPS Motor Speedway, he took full advantage, leading from start to finish and winning the 20-lap PA Sprint Series feature. It was Walp’s first feature win. The 20-year-old racer from Wapwallopen had spun out while leading Friday night’s IMCA RaceSaver feature at Clinton County Speedway, so getting another chance at a front-row starting spot was too good to pass up. Walp grabbed the lead from fellow front-row starter Jaremi Hanson and held Hanson at bay to score a 2.319-second victory. Race Results 5/20

PRESS....

  • Tony Stewart)It certainly was not Tony Stewart’s initial plan to visit the Buckeye State during the recent weekend, but the last minute destination change due to Mother Nature’s havoc in the upper-Midwest proved to be more than beneficial, eventually ending the weekend with another pair of top-ten finishes, one of which an Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association (OVSCA) victory on the highbanks of Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe on Saturday, May 18. Press Releases 5/20

  • Donny Schatz)Donny Schatz’ visit to the Keystone State gradually improved as the extended weekend progressed, first earning a KSE Hard Charger Award during competition at Lincoln Speedway by improving the most feature positions, followed by a pair of top-ten performances at the world-famous Williams Grove Speedway, one of which a podium run during the $12,000-to-win Morgan Cup finale. Press Releases 5/20

  • Rico Abreu)Although the weekend was eventually cut short, losing his planned SCCT/KWS doubleheader on Saturday, May 18, due to Mother Nature, Rico Abreu’s return to California was a complete success, ending his single start on top of the feature podium, ultimately outperforming a stout contingent of Sprint Car Challenge Tour (SCCT) competitors during the annual Peter Murphy Classic at Thunderbowl Raceway on Friday, May 17. Press Releases 5/20

  • Cory Haas)It was a successful weekend for Cory Haas and Trone Outdoor Motorsports, as the Central Pennsylvania-based operation scored a trio of main event starts during World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competition at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, respectively. The team highlighted all appearances with a 16th place finish during Williams Grove’s Morgan Cup finale on Saturday, May 18. Press Releases 5/20

  • Brock Zearfoss)Despite a tough outing in Central Pennsylvania, highlighting three World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series appearances with one main event start, Jonestown, Pennsylvania’s Brock Zearfoss and Pete Grove’s Premier Motorsports are already looking ahead, planning for an intense week of competition that will include four events in six days, three of which against the All Star Circuit of Champions. Press Releases 5/20

  • Brent Marks)The extended weekend may have kicked off just shy of expectation, highlighting visits to Lincoln Speedway on May 15 and Williams Grove Speedway on May 17 with 16th place finishes, but Myerstown, Pennsylvania’s Brent Marks rebounded in a hurry and concluded his visit to Pennsylvania Posse Country with a top-ten performance during Williams Grove Speedway’s Morgan Cup finale on Saturday, May 18. Press Releases 5/20

  • Danny Dietrich)Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing represented their Central Pennsylvania fans well during the recent World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series invasion, capping off the weekend with back-to-back podium finishes with the Greatest Show On Dirt at Williams Grove Speedway, highlighting the weekend with a runner-up performance during the Morgan Cup preliminary on Friday, May 17. Press Releases 5/20

  • Trevor Baker)For Trevor Baker, starting 11th is not such a bad thing, especially if he is consistently ending his evenings with top-ten performances. Baker, driver of the T-Rev Performance/Baker’s Mobile Home Transport/Exodus Cycle/Coblentz Trucking/No. 45 sprint car, did just that on Saturday night at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, this time advancing a trio of spots to secure an eighth place finish after starting 11th on the grid. It was a second consecutive weekend ending with a top-ten result for the Shreve, Ohio-native, now looking ahead with hopes of utilizing his positive momentum during All Star Circuit of Champions competition. Press Releases 5/20

  • Cottage Grove Speedway OR)After a disappointing rain out the weekend before, Cottage Grove Speedway is ready to get back to racing in a big way this Memorial Day weekend. The historical ¼-mile clay oval will host one of the biggest, and most prestigious, 360 Sprint events in the Western United States, the Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic. Things kickoff with a pre-race party on Friday, May 24th, followed by two full nights of action on Saturday and Sunday. Press Releases 5/20

  • Action Track USA PA)Championship Energy Action Track USA co-promoters Rich Tobias and Doug Rose tried everything in their power to run the season opening Dick Tobias Classic on Sunday night, even though the chance for a “spotty thunderstorm” loomed in the forecast. Warm-ups and the heat races were quickly and efficiently spun off, and the last chance “alphabet mains” were just about wrapped up when the dark clouds over the speedway began to disperse some rain drops. Press Releases 5/20

  • Knoxville Raceway IA)BRANDT, a leading agriculture retailer and manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, is expanding its support of Knoxville Raceway. The title partner of BRANDT Professional Agriculture Qualifying Night of the Knoxville Nationals, BRANDT will now also be the title partner of the inaugural BRANDT Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Nationals on July 5-6, 2019 at Knoxville Raceway. "The Corn Belt Nationals is a big event that everyone in the non-wing sprint car racing community is looking forward to," said John McCoy, Promoter and Race Director at Knoxville Raceway. "Having a national company like BRANDT, which all of us in an Ag community know, support this event shows the reach and growth of dirt track racing." Press Releases 5/20

Sunday  May 19th

                    

We tried not to age, but time had its rage. Pete Townshend

11:00pm

RESULTS....

  • Photos)Shots by Mark Funderburk from Pontoon Beach IL USAC and Rick Rarer from Sharon Speedway OH are in SpeedShotz 5/19

  • Column)Danny Burton has notes from Saturday night at Luncoln Park Speedway INHoosier Race Report 5/19

  • Column)Joseph Terrell has his next editon of Northwest Nomad. Included look at Colton Heath, Marvin Smith Memorial, outlaws vs. posse and more.Tales of the Northwest Nomad 5/19

  • Column)Pat & Bruce Eckel have their report from Friday night at Gas City Speedway IN.A Typical Weekend 5/19

  • Open Wheel 101)BillW has results and notes from Pontoon Beach IL USAC Sprints & midgetsBillW's Knoxville News 5/19

  • Route 66 Motor Speedway TX) Top 5 results in the 305 RaceSaver Sprints Feature 1: Makeup from Rain PPD. 1. #56 Chris Douglas 2. #858 Aric Sooter 3. #55 Zack Crow 4. #84 Derek Drown 5. #10z Zach Gossett Feature 2 1. #74b Jake Bubak 2. #84 Derek Drown 3. #45 David 4. #10z Zach Gossett 5. #56 Chris Douglas 5/19

  • Michaels Mercer Raceway Park PA)Greg Dobroski led wire to wire in the Hards Welding and Fabrication/River Valley Butcher Block Racesaver 305 Sprints. He started on the pole, with Kyle Colwell on the outside. Chad Hill made his first start of the season in third, with Will Fleming next to him. Andy Cavanaugh and Nathan Kline were in the third row for the start of the 15 lap contest. Race Results 5/19

PRESS....

  • Champion Racing Oil/RM Racing Lubricants Central PA Sprint Cars)The 2019 Champion Racing Oil/RM Racing Lubricants Central PA Sprint Cars had three shows scheduled for the week with the World of Outlaw sprint car series. The three race series started out Wednesday May 15th at Lincoln Speedway with Lance Dewease taking the win over the traveling World of Outlaw regulars. Up next was a two day show at Williams Grove Speedway for bragging rights of ownership of the Morgan Cup. Champion Racing Oil/RM Racing Lubricants Central PA Sprints 5/19

  • World of Outlaws)Rained out at Weedsport NY Sunday night. 5/19

  • IRA)After having lost several shows the past two weekends, the Bumper To Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series will try again this coming Memorial Day weekend with shows Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway, and Sunday at 141 Speedway. Two great tracks just a short drive apart. Saturday is the first of the 5-race Hopf Farms Bullring Showdown series within a series. Both shows pay $3000 to win, as all IRA races do at a minimum. Come join us in Wisconsin, the sun has to shine sometime. 5/19

  • WI WingLESS)The AutoMeter WIsconsin wingLESS Sprint Series presented by Gandrud Chevrolet will try it again this Memorial Day weekend, having lost the past two weeks because of weather, as they have a doubleheader planned with shows Saturday night at Wilmot Raceway, and Sunday at 141 Speedway. Sunday is a big open wheel show headlined by the Bumper To Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints and also include the IRA Lightning Sprints. 5/19

  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)Williams Grove Speedway will honor one of its most historic drivers with the Lynn Paxton Tribute race for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars coming up this Friday, May 24 at 7:30 pm. Sponsored by Planet Fitness, gates for the event will open at 5:30 pm. The HJ Towing and Recovery 358 sprint cars are also on the racing card. Central PA 5/19

  • Racing Fans Worldwide)Our new website www.racingfansworldwide.com,is up and running. It contains informative pages geared for you, photos, a personal but interesting blog, events pages, a tour page to the USAC-WAR ” Corn Belt Nationals at Knoxville Raceway “for this year on July 4-5-6, and next year we plan to TOUR to the “ 60th running of The Knoxville Nationals “ 5/19

2:00pm

RESULTS....

  • Column)KO has his second column for 2019 completed, covering early May action at Gas City, Kokomo, and Eldora. KO's Indiana Bullring Scene5/19

  • Photos)Shots by Steve Koletar from USAC EC Grandview Speedway PA,  Mark Miefert from Lawrenceburg IN, Wayne Riegle from AFCS Fremont OH & Paul Arch from Williams Grove PA WoO and more winners are in SpeedShotz 5/19

  • ESS)Jason Barney was disappointed with his seventh place finish on Friday in the opening night of action for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints. On Saturday he made some changes and that proved to be just what he needed as he went on to lead all 25-laps to score the win in the E&V Energy, NAPA Auto Parts and Mach 1 Chassis feature at the Thunder Mountain Speedway. Race Results 5/19

  • Selinsgrove Speedway PA)Michael Walter of Selinsgrove scored his first career 360 sprint car win in the 25-lap feature that was worth $2,000. Central PA 5/19

  • VSS)On the first summer like day Tom Humphries figured out what he needed to get back to victory lane. The feature only event had Charlie Ware and Bill Rice on the front row as the field went green with Rice out first. Rice was trying to gap the field but Humphries stayed right on him. Jerald Harris was making his way after the front two first getting by Charlie Ware then Daren Bolac. Humphries was by Rice and was checking out as Harris closed on Rice, Harris went low in to second and the chase was on.Race Results 5/19

  • CST)Jake Karklin captured an action-packed TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour feature event on Saturday at Harris Speedway. Karklin is the only driver to finish on the podium during both races this season. Brandon McLain finished in the runner-up position with John Karklin placing third, Mike Jackson fourth and Mike Sellers fifth.Race Results 5/19

  • Grandview Speedway PA)Brett “The Threat” Kressley, behind the wheel of the Kressley family owned No. 19K, scored his second 30-lap TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified feature victory on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway in a down-to-the wire battle with Skyler Sheriff, the leader since the beginning of the event. The pair had several laps of paint swapping battles, but with one lap to go the Orefield based lead foot muscled the lead away from Sheriff and went on to chalk up the win. Race Results 5/19

  • SCCT)With Saturday's finale falling victim to rain the next Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards event will take place on Saturday June 15 at Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds in Hanford. Once again the rescheduled Peter Murphy Classic date for June 8 will not be sanctioned by SCCT due to weekly events taking place at Placerville and Petaluma. The Winged 360 Sprint Car portion of the rescheduled date will be sanctioned by the Kings of Thunder 360's. 5/19

3:30am

RESULTS....

  • Fremont Speedway OH)Michael "Buddy" Kofoid had only raced at Fremont Speedway twice, including Saturday, May 18. But, the 17-year-old Penngrove, California driver looked like a long-time veteran, handling a tricky track surface, passing for the lead late in the 410 sprint feature and holding off a challenger to score his first ever win at "The Track That Action Built" on Kistler Engines Night. Race Results 5/19

  • Ventura Raceway CA)VRA....1 #57 Tyler Edwards 2 #81x Cody Majors 3 #7 Bruce St. James 4 #15 Rick Hendrix 5 #7k Evan Jonker 6 #55 Kyle Smith 7 #13 Bruce Douglass 8 #81 Scott Farmer 9 #96 Charlie Butcher 10 #50 Ricky Lewis 5/19

  • USAC SW)Central AZ Speedway......1 #12 Steve Sussex Jr. 2 #91R Brody Roa 3 #50 Charles Davis Jr. 4 #02 Matt Rossi 5 #51 RJ Johnson 6 #34AZ Jake Swanson 7 #16 Mike Martin 8 #15 Chris Bonneau 9 #11C Michael Curtis 10 #19 Andy Reinbold 11 #21 Daylin Perreira 12 #3 Tyler Most 13 #98 Matt Lundy 14 #0 Jonas Reynolds USAC 5/19

  • World of Outlaws)The battle for the Morgan Cup at Williams Grove Speedway Saturday night turned into the title match of the century between the World of Outlaws and PA Posse. One the front row of the 30-lap World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature, representing the World of Outlaws was 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz and next to him, on the pole, representing the PA Posse was Lance Dewease – whose won more races than anyone at Williams Grove.DIRT/World of Outlaws 5/19

  • ASCS Lucas Oil)A dominating run for Sam Hafertepe, Jr. to close the two day appearance in Michigan, the three-time and defending champion of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network was untouchable at I-96 Speedway; laying down performance that saw the Townline Variety No. 15h winning Saturday's A-Feature by 6.105 seconds.ASCS 5/19

  • USAC EC)Grandview Speedway PA...Feature Finish: 5G Tim Buckwalter, 19 Steven Drevicki, 21 Carmen Perigo, B1 Joe Biasi, 119 Chandler Leiby, 21r Tyler Brehm, 39 Mike Thompson, 17j Jonathan Swanson, 1st Steve Surniak, 8T John Stehman, 117 David Swanson, 67 Jason Cherry, 5z Zack Burd, 5q Ryan Quackenbush, 71 Chris Allen, 42e Eddie Strada, 32 Eric Jennings, 22 Connor Leoffler, 33b Bill Unglert, 1J Jake Winters. USAC 5/19

  • Sharon Speedway OH)1 #2 A.J. Flick 2 #40 George Hobaugh 3 #23JR Jack Sodeman 4 #22 Brandon Spithaler 5 #13 Brandon Matus 6 #57X Andrew Palker 7 #42 Sye Lynch 8 #45 Trevor Baker 9 #8 Jordan Ryan 10 #7N Andy Priest 11 #08 Dan Kuriger 12 #46 Michael Bauer 13 #4N Jimmy Morris 14 #23 Darren Pifer 15 #33 Brent Matus 16 #21N Frankie Nervo 17 #1 Jamie Myers 18 #20B Cody Bova 19 #22M Dan McCarron 20 #7 Troy Kingan 21 #55 Gary Kriess 22 #70 Henry Malcuit 23 #J4 John Garvin 24 #C1 Clay Riney 5/19

  • ESS)Thunder Mountain NY...1 #87 Jason Barney 2 #28f Davie Franek 3 #10 Jeff Cook 4 #45 Chuck Hebing 5 #14b Brett Wright 6 #55 Mark Smith 7 #28fm Steve Poirier 8 #10c Paulie Colagiovanni 9 #98 Joe Trenca 10 #88c Chad Miller 11 #56 Billy VanInwegen 12 #9 Josh Pieniazek 13 #19k Paul Kinney 14 #91 Scott Holcomb 15 #3 Denny Peebles 16 #36 Kyle Moffit 17 #83 Dustin Purdy 18 #17z Josh Azzi 19 #20k Edward Kelley 20 #53 Shawn Donath 21 #1q Thomas Radivoy 22 #41j Josh Flint 23 #67 Pete Richardson 24 #22 Jonathan Preston 25 #90 Matt Tanner 26 #61 Parker Evans . 5/19

  • Winners)Robbie Smith won the 25 lap Top Gun feature Sat. night, at East Bay Raceway Park....Nick Bilbee won the BOSS feature at Lawrenceburg, IN. Saturday...Jared Horstman captured the NRA Sprint Invader feature at Eldora Speedway OH.5/19

  • New Egypt Speedway NJ)NEWS...1 #02 Rich Mellor 2 #56 Jermain Godshall 3 #62 Brian Spencer 4 #8 Larry Drake 5 #73 Al Cheney 6 #27 Stan Ploski 7 #3H Heidi Hedin 8 #74 Duane Nixon 9 #14 John Brammell 10 #00 Ken Nealls 11 #13J Brad Schaele 5/19

  • BAPS Motor Speedway PA)PASS 305...1 #5 John Walp 2 #36 Jaremi Hanson 3 #83L Larry McVay 4 #20 Doug Dodson 5 #11Z Zach Newlin 6 #67 Ken Duke Jr 7 #28 Keith Prutzman 8 #99 Cale Reigle 9 #31 Donnie Hendershot 10 #41Z Jared Zionkowski 11 #54A Austin Burke 12 #83 Billy Ney 13 #23 Samantha Lieberman 14 #8 Nick Sweigart 15 #0 Kyle Ganoe 16 #17K Kyle Keen 17 #56 Jake Frye 18 #24L Ian Cumens 19 #44K Kirsten Hess 20 #2 Erin Statler 21 #91J John Fiore 22 #61 Johnny Scarborough 23 #99A Devin Adams 24 #50 Jay Krout5/19

  • Land of Legends Speedway NY)CRSA...1 #3a Jeff Trombley 2 #M1 Justin Mills 3 #38 Jason Whipple 4 #26j Johnny Kolosek 5 #42 Jesse Pruchnik 6 #66 Eric Karlsen 7 #48a Alysha Bay 8 #48J Darryl Ruggles 10 #13t Trevor Years 5/19

  • Atomic Speedway OH)OVSCA...1 #14 Tony Stewart 2 #A79 Brandon Wimmer 3 #22 Cole Duncan 4 #G1 Hunter Schuerenberg 5 #4 Danny Smith 6 #59 Bryan Knuckles 7 #4x Jimmy Stinson 8 #71 Ayrton Olsen 9 #5J Jake Hesson 10 #4D Josh Davis 11 #12 Cody Swanson 12 #21M Brinton Marvell 13 #9 Lance Webb 14 #99 Ryan Myers 15 #23 Nick Patterson 16 #7A Dave Dickson 17 #84 Cale Stinson 18 #83 Adam Cruea 19 #29 Steve Butler 20 #19 Mitch Harble 5/19

  • Selinsgrove Speedway PA)360...1 #33w Michael Walter II 2 #29 Jason Shultz 3 #35 Chad Layton 4 #1W Kyle Reinhardt 5 #49 Mallie Shuster 6 #66 Ryan Kissinger 7 #99K Cody Keller 8 #4 Jimmy Stitzel 9 #669 Brandon McGough 10 #77 Derek Locke 11 #07 Curt Stroup 12 #1 Jake Hummel 13 #11 Jim Shuster 5/19

  • Skagit Speedway WA)The pits were packed with race cars as Skagit Speedway hosted the fifth round of the dual track bonus for the Budweiser 360 Sprints. When the dust settled on the night, Colton Heath stood triumphant in victory lane after an entertaining A Main. Race Results 5/19

  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)Pennsylvania driver Lance Dewease drove by World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz not once, but twice, on Saturday night to score the $17,000 Morgan Cup title for the 95th victory of his career at Williams Grove Speedway. First, Dewease drove by Schatz in the six-lap dash to earn the pole for the main event by driving away and then in the 30-lap feature, after Schatz got the early lead, the Fayetteville flyer repeated the feat to get the win.

  • USAC)Rain fell just as cars were pushed off for the start of the semi-feature, forcing cancellation of Saturday's Brandt "River Town Showdown" program for the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship at Tri-City Speedway. A subsequent makeup date for the event will be announced soon. USAC 5/19

  • USAC)For the second consecutive Saturday, rain captured the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature, this time in Saturday's Brandt "River Town Showdown" at Tri-City Speedway. A subsequent makeup date for the event will be announced soon. USAC 5/19

Saturday  May 18th

                    

Fans don't boo nobodies. Reggie Jackson

5:00pm

RESULTS....

  • Column)Danny Burton has notes from Gas City Speedway IN Hoosier Race Report5/18

  • Photos)Shots by Steve Koletar from USAC East Coast at Big Diamond Speedway PA, Jim DenHamer from ASCS at I-96 Speedway MI & Paul Arch from Williams Grove PA WoO and more winners are inSpeedShotz 5/18

  • USAC East Coast)After fighting off an evening thunderstorm, a stellar field of 31 Rapid Tire USAC East Coast 360 Sprint Cars jammed the pit area at the Big Diamond Speedway for a fantastic night of open wheel racing. Following the top eight redraw, Timmy Buckwalter in his new Gallagher 5g ride, and sprint car rookie Tyler Brehm would share the front row of the talented 20 car feature field and lead them to green. USAC 5/18

  • OCRS)Sheldon Barksdale has fond memories of Humboldt Speedway. The last time the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Car Series visited the southern Kansas racetrack was 2016 and Barksdale remembers it as if it was yesterday. He raced to a victory on that summer night in June and went on to rack up seven victories on the season.OCRS 5/18

  • ASCS Elite)Becoming the 22nd overall winner with the ASCS Elite Non-Wing Series presented by Abilene Powder Coating, Keith Martin topped a stout field of 36 competitors Friday night at RPM Speedway.ASCS 5/18

  • ASCS Warrior)In a battle that came down to the closing laps, Terry McCarl rolled the Mondak Portables No. 4 into Victory Lane with the Racinboys.com ASCS Warrior Region presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps at U.S. 36 Raceway on Friday night. Trailing Jack Dover the first six laps, the Nebraska shoe tangled with the cushion to bring his night to an early close. Grabbing the point on the restart, McCarl led until Lap 13 when Paul Nienhiser took over the top spot.ASCS 5/18

  • ASCS Lucas Oil)Laying down a dominating performance on night-one of the matchup between the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network at the Great Lakes Super Sprints, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. won every time he rolled onto the I-96 Speedway on Friday night. "All the criticism I've been hearing lately and all the bullshit, I was just tired of listening too it," stated Hafertepe entered the weekend ninth in tour standings. "Hats off to the race track these guys provided for us. Right around the lip like that, you can't get much more fun than that in a Sprint Car for 25-laps."ASCS 5/18

  • ESS)Jonathan Preston finally cracked into the record books on Friday night at the Outlaw Speedway with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints. The Romulus, N.Y., has been so close so many times to getting his first win only to come up short. Early in the feature Friday night it looked like Preston was going to dominate the race. Then it looked like a late mistake was going to cost him the opportunity for a win. Luckily Preston got a well-timed caution that eventually allowed him to go on and score the $2,610 victory in the NAPA Auto Parts / Mach 1 Chassis 25-lap feature. Race Results 5/18

  • Gas City I-69 Speedway IN)Thomas Meseraull of Waveland, Ind. captured the headlining 25-lap non-wing sprint car feature Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway’s “Open-Wheel Madness” show. It was a bit like heaven on earth for open-wheel fans, as with four classes the program offered the most diverse night of open-wheel racing in Indiana. Race Results 5/18

  • USAC)Securing the lead from Richard Vander Weerd on lap 14, Austin Liggett (Tracy, CA) held off all challengers to win the "Peter Murphy Classic" at Tulare's Thunderbowl Raceway. For Liggett, the $4,000 USAC West Coast Sprint Car victory was his second win of 2019 and the ninth of his career. Driving the family owned #83 Excel Environmental Services / Liggett Trucking Maxim, the defending champion finished ahead of Ryan Bernal, Jace Vander Weerd, Richard Vander Weerd, and "The Radio Flyer" Bruce St. James. USAC 5/18

  • USAC)In a season with so much parity, the first winner of 2019 became the first repeat winner of the season as Chris Windom outdueled Carson Short in a wild Brandt "River Town Showdown" USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature Friday night at Tri-City Speedway. USAC 5/18

  • USAC)Tyler Courtney's early-season USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship prowess has been paramount, and with his fourth win in the first six races of the season, he became the first driver to ever accomplish the feat following his victory in Friday night's Brandt "River Town Showdown" opener at Tri-City Speedway.USAC 5/18

PRESS....

  • Shane Stewart)Though the final stat line may not fully show it, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series first stop at the legendary Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, OH provided a much needed boost for CJB Motorsports and driver Shane Stewart. Press Releases 5/19

  • Dodge City Raceway Park KS)Saturday night’s DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car Clash atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval fell victim to severe thunderstorms that hit the facility an hour before the schedule 7:30 p.m. start time. The DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car portion of the event has been reset for Saturday, June 1, along with a full slate of IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks. Press Releases 5/18

  • Riverside Int Speedway AR)NO RACES TONIGHT DUE TO SEVERE STORMS IN AREA AND SEVERE WEATHER ON RADAR AND PREDICTED FOR WEST MEMPHIS AT RACE TIME. Hooker Hood Classic is rescheduled for Friday, June 13.5/18

  • Montpelier Motor Speedway IN)Rained out Saturday 5/18

  • Knoxville Raceway IA)Mother Nature has not been a race fan lately at the Knoxville Raceway! The races for May 18 (Jersey Freeze/Dennison Racing Tees Night) has been canceled due to inclement weather. Join us next Saturday, May 25, for Slideways Karting Center/Knoxville Hospital & Clinics Night! Military members receive FREE admission (with valid Military ID).5/18

  • Nebraska 360)Rained out Saturday at McCool Junction NE 5/18

  • I-90 Speedway SD)Rained out Saturday 5/18

  • Eagle Raceway NE)Its raining again and more on the way, tonights racing is cancelled 5-18

  • Badger)Rained out at Sycamore IL tonight and Sun Prairie WI on Sunday. 5/18

  • UMSS)Rained out at Cedar Lake Speedway WI 5/18

  • I-44 Speedway OK)POWRi West Rained out Saturday 5/18

  • SSO)Rained out at Lawton OK 5/18

  • OCRS)Rained out Saturday at Springfield MO. 5/18

  • ASCS Warrior)Rained out Saturday at Topeka KS. 5/18

  • UMSS)Changes in life as in racing are inevitable. Last August, the PIRTEK Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS) announced a change to their wing program to make racing a PIRTEK UMSS wing sprint car more sustainable. Fast forward to May 18th at Cedar Lake Speedway and history will be made as the "new look" PIRTEK UMSS wing cars will take to the track for their first ever event. Press Releases 5/18

  • Bethany Speedway MO)With the overnight rains and forecast for severe storms Bethany Speedway has CANCELLED tonight's races 5/18/2019. Welfare of our fans, drivers and workers are first and foremost and we apologize for any inconvenience. See everyone in two weeks as we invite in the Iowa Sprint Car League.5/18

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  • USAC)The entry list for the 64th running of the "Hoosier Hundred" brings 42 USAC Silver Crown cars and drivers to the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Thursday, May 23, for the final edition of the race at the legendary one-mile dirt oval. The event features four past "Hoosier Hundred" winners in Kingsburg, California's Kody Swanson, who's racing for an unprecedented fifth consecutive "Hoosier Hundred" win dating to 2014. Also entered is 1995, 1996 and 2004 winner Dave Darland of Lincoln, Ind., 1991 and 1993 winner Jeff Swindell of Germantown, Tenn. and Chuck Leary of Greenfield, Ind., who was the victor in 1997. USAC 5/18

  • SOS)Persistent rain across Ontario this spring has wreaked havoc on racing schedules and has forced us to delay the start of the SOS season yet again. Our race at Brighton Speedway for Saturday May 18th has been POSTPONED until Saturday May 25th. High water levels in Lake Ontario once again have the regular pit area used by SOS teams underwater. And while in years past when we’ve been able to relocate to higher ground, at this time that option is currently not usable due to the soft ground from the wet spring weather. Press Releases 5/18

2:30am

RESULTS....

  • Thunderbowl Raceway CA)SCCT...Peter Murphy Classic Night 1...1 #24 Rico Abreu 2 #83 Dominic Scelzi 3 #94 Kyle Hirst 4 #88N D.J. Netto 5 #17W Shane Golobic 6 #88 Sean Becker 7 #5C Colby Copeland 8 #63 Kalib Henry 9 #7K Steven Kent 10 #X1 Andy Forsberg 11 #37 Mitchell Faccinto 12 #0 Bud Kaeding 13 #29 Willie Croft 14 #7 Geoff Ensign 15 #42X Tim Kaeding 16 #33 Tucker Worth 17 #2K Kyle Offill 18 #10F Jared Faria 19 #22 Ryan Bernal 20 #7C Tony Gualda 21 #9S Landon Hurst 22 #8R Justyn Cox 23 #38B Blake Carrick 24 #67V Danny Faria 5/18

  • ASCS Warrior)US 36 Raceway MO...A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 4-Terry McCarl, [4]; 2. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, [5]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman, [7]; 4. 35M-Jonathan Cornell, [6]; 5. 76-Jay Russell, [2]; 6. 37H-Nicholas Howard, [10]; 7. 51-Mitchell Moore, [8]; 8. 33M-Mason Daniel, [11]; 9. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [15]; 10. 49B-Ben Brown, [3]; 11. 21-Miles Paulus, [17]; 12. 37-Brian Beebe, [9]; 13. 11-Colton Fisher, [12]; 14. 92J-J.R. Topper, [18]; 15. 03-Shayle Bade, [19]; 16. 35O-Cody Ledger, [13]; 17. 44-Chris Martin, [14]; 18. 23S-Stuart Snyder, [20]; 19. 81-Jack Dover, [1]; 20. 93-Taylor Walton, [16] 5/18

  • USAC WC)Securing the lead from Richard Vander Weerd on lap 14, Austin Liggett (Tracy, CA) held off all challengers to win the “Peter Murphy Classic” at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway. For Liggett, the $4,000 USAC West Coast Sprint Car victory was his second win of 2019 and the ninth of his career. Driving the family owned #83 Excel Environmental Services / Liggett Trucking Maxim, the defending champion finished ahead of Ryan Bernal, Jace Vander Weerd, Richard Vander Weerd, and “The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James. USAC 5/18

  • USAC)Midgets...Pontoon Beach IL...1 #7BC Tyler Courtney 2 #67 Logan Seavey 3 #4A Justin Grant 4 #39BC Zeb Wise 5 #84 Chad Boat 6 #25 Jerry Coons Jr. 7 #O8 Cannon McIntosh 8 #76M CJ Leary 9 #5D Zach Daum 10 #5 Kevin Thomas Jr. 11 #27 Tucker Klaasmeyer 12 #17BC Chris Windom 13 #71K Tanner Carrick 14 #71 Jesse Colwell 15 #91T Tyler Thomas 16 #76E Brady Bacon 17 #21KS Jason McDougal 18 #67K Holley Hollan 19 #5T Presley Truedson 20 #47BC Andrew Layser 21 #35 Sterling Cling 22 #15 Cole Bodine 23 #1 Karsyn Elledge 24 #3N Jake Neuman...5/18

  • USAC)Sprints...Pontoon Beach IL...1#5G Chris Windom 2 #21 Carson Short 3 #19 Kevin Thomas Jr 4 #19AZ CJ Leary 5 #52 Isaac Chapple 6 #12 Robert Ballou 7 #6 Mario Clouser 8 #32 Chase Stockon 9 #69 Brady Bacon 10 #98E Chad Boespflug 11 #57 TJ Artz 12 #28 Brandon Mattox 13 #56 Mitchell Davis 14 #7BC Tyler Courtney 15 #99W Korey Weyant 16 #8D Justin Standridge 17 #71P Jason McDougal 19 #4 Justin Grant 20 #1 Mitch Wissmiller 21 #77S Dustin Smith 22 #52F Logan Faucon 5/18

  • World of Outlaws)A simple point of the finger by Jason Sides gave David Gravel the assistance he needed to go on and win his third World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series race this season. Gravel lost the lead to Daryn Pittman at the start of the 25-lap Williams Grove Speedway Feature and 10 laps later lost second to Pennsylvanian Danny Dietrich. It looked like Gravel may have to settle for his second third-place finish in-a-row, but everything changed with 13 laps to go.DIRT/World of Outlaws 5/18

  • Big Diamond Raceway PA)USAC East Coast Sprints...Steven Drevicki Wins Chandler Leiby, Eddie Strada, Chris Allen Jr, Tim Buckwalter and Connor Leoffler. 5/18

  • ESS)Outlaw Speedway NY...The Ashley Lynn Winery top 3 Winner Jonathan Preston, Second place Paulie Colagiovanni and Third place Davie Franek. 5/18

  • Gas City I-69 Speedway IN)Indiana RaceSaver Sprints Feature Results 1.) 30 Anton Hernandez 2.) 23S Bradley Sterrett 3.) 18N Alex Nalon  Sprints: 1.) 47 Thomas Meseraull 2.) 57 Clinton Boyles 3.) 33M Matt Westfall 4.) 24P Shane Cottle 5.) 97X Tyler Hewitt. 5/18

  • West Texas Raceway)305...Preston Peebles, David Luckie, Zach Gossert, Brandon Hickman, Aric Sooter. 5/18

  • Paragon Speedway IN)Feature: Jadon Rogers, Jordan Kinser, Brady Short, Nate McMillin, Patrick Giddons. 5/18

  • Monarch Speedway TX) Jake Bubak, Andy Shouse, Mason Smith, Tanner Conn, Dillon Laden, Chris Kelly, Cody Whitworth, Jesse Grahem, JT Kelly, Michael Oliver. 5/18

  • ASCS Lucas Oil)I-96 Speedway MI...A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [2]; 2. 16-Ryan Ruhl, [1]; 3. 7C-Phil Gressman, [8]; 4. 95-Matt Covington, [3]; 5. 52-Blake Hahn, [9]; 6. 17-Jared Horstman, [17]; 7. 17W-Harli White, [7]; 8. 28-Scott Bogucki, [6]; 9. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [21]; 10. 85-Dustin Daggett, [12]; 11. J2-John Carney II, [4]; 12. 21P-Robbie Price, [19]; 13. 11-Roger Crockett, [22]; 14. 22M-Dan McCarron, [15]; 15. 49T-Gregg Dalman, [20]; 16. 24D-Danny Sams III, [16]; 17. 5J-Jamie Ball, [14]; 18. (DNF) 49-Shawn Dancer, [5]; 19. (DNF) 16C-Zane Devault, [11]; 20. (DNF) 14-Jordon Mallett, [18]; 21. (DNF) 2X-Tucker Doughty, [23]; 22. (DNF) 22H-Randy Hannagan, [10]; 23. (DNF) 77X-Alex Hill, [13] ASCS 5/18

  • Clinton County Motor Speedway PA)Gary's Motor Mart/Laurel Highlands IMCA Sprint Cars-20 Entries-20 Laps 1. Jared Zionkawski, 2. Scott Lutz, 3. Jacob Gamola, 4. Kyle Ganoe, 5. John Walp, 6. Ken Duke, 7. Dale Schweikart, 8. Ray Sheetz, 9. Dave Guss, 10. Fred Arnold, 11. Neil Petock, 12. Reed Thompson. DNF- Jeffrey Weaver, 14. Dakota, ( 1 lap down), DNF- Ryan Lynn, Randy Sterling, Cowboy Jim Kennedy, Dylan Proctor. DNS- Josh Spicer, Tylor Cochran. Heat Race Winners, Jared Zionkawski, Kyle Ganoe, John Walp Lap Leader- Zionkawski, 1-205/18

  • Lernerville Speedway PA)1 #42 Sye Lynch 2 #2 A.J. Flick 3 #23Jr Jack Sodeman Jr 4 #46 Michael Bauer 5 #56 Ralph Spithaler Jr 6 #22 Brandon Spithaler 7 #4n Jimmy Morris 8 #4K Bill Kiley 9 #92 Chad Hill 10 #91 Sadie Siegel 11 #6 Todd Burgard 5/18

  • Trail Way Speedway PA)358...1 #93 Mike Bittinger 2 #35 Steve Owings 3 #77 David Holbrook 4 #66A Cody Fletcher 5 #19 Troy Wagaman Jr 6 #1J Kevin Nouse 7 #00 Chris Frank 8 #19D Wyatt Hinkle 9 #44 Dylan Norris 10 #99 Joe Trone Jr. 11 #77K Steven Kisamore 12 #10 Zach Euculano 13 #34 Mark Van Vorst 14 #8 Kenny Kuhn 15 #6 Tim McClelland 16 #12K Kyle Rohrbaugh 17 #511 John Sharpe 18 #17 Andrew Hake 19 #51 Austen Treuchet 5/18

  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)David Gravel powered under Daryn Pittman in the first and second turns to score the World of Outlaws sprint car win at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night. The win was worth $8,000 for Gravel aboard the Jason Johnson Racing No. 41 machine. It was the fifth victory of the Connecticut driver’s career at the oval. Gravel started the 25-lap feature on the pole but it was Oklahoma’s Pittman aboard the Roth Motorsports entry who took the lead when the race began with Gravel and Danny Dietrich giving chase. Central PA 5/18

  • Attica Raceway Park OH)It was patented Jac Haudenschild. The National Hall of Fame inductee from Wooster, Ohio, utilized Attica Raceway Park's extreme high line to pass Joey Saldana coming to the white flag of the 410 sprint feature Friday and went on to score his third career victory at the track on American Powersports/AmeriGas Night. The victory was worth $4,000 for Haudenschild on an All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group point night. Race Results 5/18

  • River Cities Speedway ND)NOSA..1 #13 Mark Dobmeier 2 #9N Wade Nygaard 3 #0 Nick Omdahl 5 #13T Ty Hanten 6 #8H Jade Hastings 7 #14 Tom Egeland 8 #99 Jordan Graham 9 #26 Blake Egeland 10 #22 Tanner Wisk 11 #2A Austin Pierce 12 #55 Nick Ranten 13 #8C Jack Croaker 14 #11M Brendan Mullen 15 #21K Thomas Kennedy 16 #31 Shane Roemeling 17 #1AJ Trevor Mell 18 #27 Chris Ranten 19 #10TRB Bob Martin 5/18

  • Photos)Pit shots from Friday night World of Outlaws at Williams Grove Speedway PA are in Hoseheads LIVE5/17

Friday  May 17th

               Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities. Sugar Ray Leonard

10:30pm

RESULTS....

  • World of Outlaws)Williams Grove Speedway PA Morgan Cup Night 1...1 #41 David Gravel 2 #48 Danny Dietrich 3 #83 Daryn Pittman 4 #5 Shane Stewart 5 #49X Tim Shaffer 6 #69K Lance Dewease 7 #71 Giovanni Scelzi 8 #15 Donny Schatz 9 #49 Brad Sweet 10 #1X Chad Trout 11 #18 Ian Madsen 12 #1S Logan Schuchart 13 #72 Ryan Smith 14 #51 Freddie Rahmer 15 #1A Jacob Allen 16 #19 Brent Marks 17 #2M Kerry Madsen 18 #39M Anthony Macri 19 #21 Brian Montieth 20 #2 Carson Macedo 21 #5C Dylan Cisney 22 #39 Cory Haas 23 #71P Parker Price-Miller 24 #24 Lucas Wolfe 25 #O7 Gerard McIntyre 26 #11 T.J. Stutts 27 #7S Jason Sides 5/17

PRESS....

  • Limaland Motorsports Park OH)Rained out Friday. 5/17

  • Jackson Motorplex MN)Rained out Friday. 5/17

  • Dodge City Raceway Park KS)Approximately one-quarter through the 2019 championship chase season at Dodge City Raceway Park, a handful of drivers hold the early lead in pursuit of the hardware. And, of those five leaders, none are reigning champions although three have captured a DCRP track championship in the past. Press Releases 5/17

  • World of Outlaws)Covering the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway quarter-mile oval with dirt for the upcoming Music City Outlaw Nationals is no small task, so the World of Outlaws put out the call for assistance and Hall of Fame rocker John Oates together with country star Tim Duggar answered on Friday. DIRT/World of Outlaws 5/17

  • Brady Bacon)Another weekend brings about another double-double for Brady Bacon. This time, “The Macho Man” will take in both portions of the USAC Sprint Car and USAC Midget doubleheader at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL, on Friday and Saturday. Bacon will be looking to add another win or two to the USAC Sprint Car win column aboard the Hoffman Racing / Mean Green No. 69 while he rejoins forces with the FMR No. 76 Midget team for the weekend. Press Releases 5/17

  • Cannon McIntosh)Cannon McIntosh has already raced into USAC National Midget victory lane once this season. The 16-year-old from Bixby, OK, will get two more opportunities aboard the Dave Mac Motorsports Toyota-TRD Spike No. 08 this weekend as he joins in on USAC action at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL, on Friday and Saturday. Press Releases 5/17

  • Kaylee Bryson)Kaylee Bryson raced to her first career top-five finish in Midget competition by rallying from 16th to fourth aboard the Dave Mac Motorsports No. 11b Toyota-TRD entry in Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League competition at Belleville, Illinois’ Belle-Clair Speedway last Friday night. Press Releases 5/17

  • John Carney II)Sitting a strong fourth in early Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points, El Paso native John Carney makes his first racing trip to Michigan for this weekend’s pair of events at Lake Odessa’s I-96 Speedway. While it will be Carney’s first trip to the 3/8-mile clay oval, the driver of the Sander Construction/South Plains Auto Transport/Mesilla Valley Transportation No. J2 Sprint Car has seen video of the oval. Press Releases 5/17

  • Racers In The Sun)"Author Richard Golardi has his first book, a collective biography on Florida's sprint car racing legends. This is the first volume of two, and will be released in e-book and paperback in June on Amazon.com. He will be releasing the complete list of chapter subjects and titles shortly before the release date. Included are the authorized biographies of two National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees, Pete Folse and Frank Riddle; three Little 500 winners from Florida; and NASCAR, Indy car, and open wheel legend Ralph Liguori. Also included is the story of American sprint car drivers in Cuba, which has been untold for 68 years." 5/17

  • USAC)The Dave Steele "Carb Night Classic" honors one of USAC's most accomplished drivers and one who attained much of that success on the .686-mile Lucas Oil Raceway paved oval, where his race, in his memory, returns Friday night, May 24. USAC 5/17

  • Sprint Car Bandits)A string of Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) 360C.I. series events are in the pipeline, and all four event flyers are now available for viewing. The first in of which will be held at the new Buffalo Creek Speedway (Canton, TX) on Saturday June 1st, the following Saturday, June 8th at Kennedale Speedway Park, then on to 82 Speedway (Petty, TX) Saturday June 15th, and 105 Speedway (Cleveland TX) on Saturday June 22nd. Press Releases 5/17

  • IMCA)IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 268; 2. Andy Shouse, Okla­homa City, Okla., and Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, both 264; 4. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 258; 5. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., 253; 6. Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., 252; 7. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 249; 8. Nick Sweigart, Myerstown, Pa., 238; 9. Kyle Ganoe, Thompson­town, Pa., 234; 10. Devin Adams, Lebanon, Pa., 227; 11. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Calif., 221; 12. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 214; 13. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 213; 14. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 212; 15. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 206; 16. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, and Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, both 204; 18. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., and Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., both 202; 20. Jonathon J. Jones (12J), Irvona, Pa., 196. Press Releases 5/17

  • Atomic Speedway OH)Race Teams & Fans, We are knocking on wood...but we can FINALLY say we have an absolutely beautiful forecast for Raceday!!! This Saturday May 18th is our annual Kids Night... There will be Carnival style games for the kids to play from 4:00-6:00PM along the midway including, bean bag toss, lolipop tree, duck pond, pop bottle toss, guessing jars, whits walk, and face painting! The kids festivities will wrap up at 6:00PM under the scoring tower with our first ever "Quarter-Drop" where we will drop a bucket full of quarters to the ground and let the kids scramble to pick up as many as they can! PLEASE note...there will NOT be any additional activities after 6:00PM as we want the kids to be able to watch the racing and enjoy a night with their family! Press Releases 5/17

Thursday  May 16th

                  I want people to talk to one another no matter what their difference of opinion might be. Studs Terkel

11:45pm

PRESS....

  • Chuck Zitterich)There was shock last weekend in Knoxville’s pit area of the news that Chuck Zitterich had passed. Chuck was only 61 years old. I met Chuck many moons ago. A member of the Zitterich racing family in Sioux Falls, he will always be remembered as someone who was measured in his opinions, considering all sides of an issue. Chuck served in a number of capacities once becoming an official, with a number of series and tracks. I knew him when he worked at Huset’s, headed the NMRA sprint series, and then was competition director for the ASCS Northern Plains and ASCS Midwest regional series. BillW's Knoxville News 5/16

  • IRA)IRA absolutely understands the weather situation involving the All Star travelers, and based on the forecast agree with their decision as there is certainly cost involved to the teams and series traveling to a likely rain out, not to mention three strong rainout chances. IRA is much more regional, so we are still holding on to a glimmer of hope that Saturday's forecast improves so we have not totally pulled the plug on Plymouth yet. The Plymouth forecast provides a SMALL ray of hope for Saturday so we are monitoring, and working with Plymouth to see if that is a possibility. 5/16

  • Angell Park Speedway WI)Previous rain showers, and projected weekend long rain at Angell Park Speedway have forced cancellation of the Sunday's "Tony Stewart Sprint Spectacular" featuring the IRA Bumper to Bumper Outlaw Sprint Car Series and Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions co-sanctioned event. The event was also to feature a complete program for the Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Series. The tracks "73rd Opening Night" will now be Sunday June 2 featuring Badger Midgets, MSA Sprint Car Series and the Wisconsin Legend Dirt Racing Series.5/16

  • SOS)The 24th season of Southern Ontario Sprints racing continues this Saturday when the tour heads to Brighton Speedway for the second round of the 2019 SOS schedule. This weekend’s event at Brighton is the first of six SOS visits to the Rinaldi Family-owned facility in 2019. The SOS tour has raced at Brighton 113 times since first visiting there in 1997, with Rick Wilson’s 22 victories topping the all-time SOS win list at the Northumberland County track. Dylan Westbrook, Cory Turner, Ryan Turner, Steve Lyons, and Ryan Susice claimed feature wins last season at the 1/3 mile oval. Press Releases 5/16

  • World of Outlaws)Eight-year-old Ayden Gora experienced his first World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory at Lincoln Speedway Wednesday night.   Race fans lined the grandstand fence, clapping and cheering in unison. Photographers flooded the front stretch, searching for the best angled shot of Gora, grinning wide, with the checkered flag in hand in front of the No. 41 Jason Johnson Racing car. And his parents stood off to the side, grinning just as wide.DIRT/World of Outlaws 5/16

  • CRSA)The stars and cars of the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series are set to kick off the 2019 season in a big way Saturday night. The 305 cubic inch winged warriors will invade the historic Land of Legends Raceway for the first of five visits to the big half mile. Press Releases 5/16

  • USAC)Saturday's USAC West Coast Sprint Car race at Petaluma Speedway has been cancelled due to heavy rain at the Fairgrounds and more rain in the forecast on raceday. Friday’s scheduled Peter Murphy Classic at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway is still on. 5/16

  • USAC)The USAC Rapid Tire East Coast Sprint Cars' Pennsylvania doubleheader weekend begins Friday, May 17, with the first of three visits this season to Big Diamond Speedway, then follow up it a night later with their lone visit of the season to Grandview Speedway on Saturday, May 18. Ringoes, New Jersey's Ryan Godown and Mary D, Pennsylvania's Joey Biasi captured the two Big Diamond visits a year ago in Pottsville, Pa. Saturday marks the first-ever visit for the series at Grandview. USAC 5/16

  • USAC)No single race has a longer tenure on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car schedule than the "Tony Hulman Classic" at western Indiana's Terre Haute Action Track. The grand event arrives at its 49th annual edition on Wednesday, May 22, at the legendary half-mile dirt oval at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds with five former winners gunning to grab the coveted rifle awarded to the race winner. USAC 5/16

  • Wilmot Raceway WI)The planned Sprint Challenge scheduled for Wilmot Raceway Friday, May 17 has been cancelled due to rain already received, unfavorable forecast for race day and travel considerations for fans, All Star and Interstate Racing Association teams. Advance tickets will be refunded the first part of the week of May 20. Wilmot Raceway, IRA and All Star officials are attempting to reschedule. Further announcements will be made when news becomes available. The next event for Wilmot Raceway will be a Memorial Weekend Special Saturday, May 25 featuring AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprints, Modifieds, Street Stocks and Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Cars. Grandstand admission May 25 is $15.00 for ages 12 and over, $5.00 ages 7-11, with ages 6 and under admitted free. Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. with on track activity at 5:45 p.m. and racing to follow. Meet The Driver featuring representatives from each of the divisions competing will be held on the grandstand area between 5:00-5:30 p.m. Wilmot Raceway is located on Kenosha County Fairgrounds in Wilmot, Wis. For updates check official website wilmotraceway.com and Facebook page, or track side race line 262-862-2090 5/16

3:00pm

PRESS....

  • Photos)Paul Arch shots from Lincoln Speedway World of Outlaws are in SpeedShotz5/16

  • All Stars)With heavy rain already invading southern Wisconsin, mixed with an unfavorable weekend forecast, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, IRA Outlaw Sprint Series and track officials were left with no choice but to cancel upcoming events at Wilmot Raceway, Plymouth Dirt Track and Angell Park Speedway scheduled for Friday through Sunday, May 17-19.All Stars 5/16

  • NSCHOF)The race for the Priority Aviation $20,000 sponsorship for Nationals week in August at Knoxville is wide open! The opportunity benefiting the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum for a $20,000 sponsorship from Priority Aviation is available to any driver competing at Knoxville in August at either the 360 Nationals or 410 Nationals. The competition will continue until a winner is announced on July 31, 2019. And all funds collected go towards paying Press Releases 5/16

  • Team ILP)Chase Johnson returned to Victory Lane for the fifth time this season and Tyler Thompson captured his first triumph of the year to lead the way for Inside Line Promotions clients last Saturday. Johnson claimed the Sprint Car Shootout at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., marking his second victory of the season at his home track. Press Releases 5/16

  • Tyler Thompson)Tyler Thompson captured his first feature victory of the season last Saturday during his debut at Skagit Speedway. Thompson led the final 11 laps of the 25-lap main event at the oval while making his driving debut for Roger Oudman in the sportsman sprints division. Press Releases 5/16

  • Matt Covington)Matt Covington and team are ready to head to I-96 Speedway to hopefully get in some racing action after fighting weather and cancellations these last few weekends. “It’s just been a crazy start to the year weather-wise,” stated Matt. “I remember a few years where we’ve lost a few shows to start out the year, but nothing like this.Press Releases 5/16

  • ESS)All over the Northeast, Mother Nature has come up being the big winner so far in 2019. With the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) that has been no different as she claimed the first two events. That is all about to change this weekend with the Outlaw and Thunder Mountain Speedways hosting the winged warriors. Press Releases 5/16

  • Must See Racing)It’s only one race into the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series season, but the verdict is already in that the tour’s deep rookie class is going to have a big impact throughout the year. Not only did four of those rookie drivers finish inside the top 11 during the series’ season-opening event at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway on May 4, but at least two of the quartet is looking to make a concerted run at rookie-of-the-year honors this season with the 410ci winged asphalt sprint car tour. Press Releases 5/16

  • Donny Schatz)Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz will appear at Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) in Kannapolis, NC on Thursday, May 23 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT. The appearance will be in conjunction with Patriot Nationals featuring the World of Outlaws (WoO) NOS® Energy Sprint Car Series at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS) on May 24 – 25. Schatz will sign autographs, take photos with customers and will be joined at SHR by his traveling merchandise trailer which will be open for the duration of the event. Fans will also have an opportunity to take an up-close look at the No. 15 Toco Warranty/Sage Fruit/Curb/Ford Performance/J&J Auto Racing entry driven by ten-time WoO Series champion, Schatz. Press Releases 5/16

  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)Ohsweken Speedway officials are disappointed to announce the cancellation of the track’s 24th season opener presented by APC Stores scheduled for Friday, May 17 due to excessively wet and poor ground conditions. “We had the sunny and dry weather we needed Wednesday afternoon but unfortunately the rain that came in during the evening made things even worse,” said speedway general manager Clinton Geoffrey. “The push-off track is literally a pond and the grounds are even more wet.” Press Releases 5/16

  • Tanner Holmes)Tanner Holmes has tasted success the last couple of weeks at two Pacific Northwest facilities, in a matter of two weeks, and doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. The Southern Oregon superstar first hit pay dirt at Southern Oregon Speedway on Saturday, May 4th. He managed to take care of business for his first win of 2019 and his third straight victory at the track. Press Releases 5/16

  • Grandview Speedway PA)When the tripleheader auto racing action gets the green flag this Saturday night at Grandview Speedway local talent Tim Buckwalter will be doing double duty as he races in the T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds and the Rapid Tire United States Auto Club East Coast Wingless Sprint Cars. Central PA 5/16

  • Michaels Mercer Raceway PA)This Saturday, May 18, it will be Military Night at Michaels Mercer Raceway. All active members of the armed forces will be admitted for free, courtesy of new track owner Edward Michaels. "It is our honor to host the brave men and women who serve our country," he said. "We will have a Fast Five racing program, plus fireworks to mark the occasion. We hope that there will be a huge turnout for the event." Press Releases 5/16

Wednesday  May 15th

                  When I watch TV, I'm embarrassed by some of what's on. Tim Conway

11:30pm

RESULTS....

  • World of Outlaws)Thousands of fans lined the straightaway fence at Lincoln Speedway Wednesday night, testing the limit of how close they can get to pushing themselves through.   A faint cheer could be heard from the end of the line when the No. 69K of Lance Dewease came into sight, rounding the corner of turn four. The cheers and screams became a tidal wave down the front stretch as Dewease slowly rolled into Victory for the Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene.   The local hero won. Dewease out dueled the stars of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series for his 16th career Series victory – moving past Jason Sides to sit 31st on the all-time wins list.  DIRT/World of Outlaws 5/15

  • Lincoln Speedway PA)With the sun shining on a Wednesday evening, 43 cars signed into the pits for the $10,000 to win Gettysburg Clash. Wednesday marked the World of Outlaws’ first visit to Central PA in 2019 and leading up to the race the Posse vs. the Outlaws narrative was alive and well. As Lance Dewease climbed out of his car in victory lane after the 35-lap feature, chants of “Posse” could be heard loud and clear. Despite starting on the pole of the dash, Lance finished second to David Gravel. The two shared the front row of the main event with Gravel getting the lead when the green flag dropped. Central PA5/15

PRESS....

  • Dodge City Raceway Park KS)The format for the much-anticipated upcoming Third Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park in southwest Kansas has been revealed. Expanding from two nights to three nights this year on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 13-15, each night will feature a full card of racing action. Press Releases 5/15

  • Brody Roa)What started out looking like it was going to be a good night for Brody Roa in USAC/CRA competition last Saturday night at the Bakersfield Speedway, ended up being anything but that after a tangle knocked him out of the 30-lap main event. With that disappointment already behind them, the B.R. Performance team is getting prepared in on this week’s USAC Southwest Series race at the Central Arizona Speedway. Press Releases 5/15

  • Zac Taylor)Zac Taylor has not finished outside of the top three during his first three races of the season. That includes his recent runner-up result - despite a damaged steering part - last Saturday at El Paso County Raceway during only his second career non-wing sprint car start. Two weeks ago Taylor scored his first-ever non-wing sprint car win at the track and last week he drove to a third-place finish in a Grand American Modified on asphalt. Press Releases 5/15

  • All Stars)Despite a frustrating few weeks resulting in eight postponements or cancellations due to Mother Nature, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will press on and continue their 2019 campaign with a full weekend of competition in the upper-Midwest, setting aim on a trio of tracks in southern Wisconsin on Friday through Sunday, May 17-19. All Stars 5/15

  • Robert Ballou)Taking part in the rain shortened #LetsRaceTwo event at Eldora Speedway on Friday night, Robert Ballou would start to come to life in the feature event before a rear-end failure brought his night to an early end. “Our night started off alright, but we were just too tight in the feature,” Ballou said. “As the laps did click off we were getting better as things came to us, but we lost a rear-end and it ended our night.” Press Releases 5/15

  • Josh Walter)It was one of those rare nights that Josh Walter and his Torque Racing team had never experienced in 13 previous seasons of Sprint Car racing competition and quite possibly may never experience again. One week after failing to finish the season-opening Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car Racing A main and ending up 14th in final rundown due to a rear end issue, Walter put together a perfect evening during which he scored a victory in his heat race before claiming the victory in the 25-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main Saturday, May 11 at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. Press Releases 5/15

  • Tony Stewart Racing)Toco Warranty Corp., a new generation of vehicle service contracts (VSC) with pay-as-you-go monthly plans, today launched the Toco All-Star Sweepstakes where one lucky winner and their guest will attend the season finales of both the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Press Releases 5/15

  • USAC)This Saturday, May 18th, the Sands Chevrolet USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars will clash at Central Arizona Speedway for the “Hank Arnold Memorial.” Promoted by Dave Ellis, the popular event is the second of three appearances at the Casa Grande, Arizona oval. The sixth point race will also showcase IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, Pure Stocks, Bombers, and Power 600 Micro Sprints. The Front Gates will open at 5:00pm and Racing is scheduled to start at 7:00pm. In addition, there will be an Open Practice on Friday, from 6:00PM to 9:00PM. For more event and ticket information, visit centralarizonaspeedway.com or call 520.709.0718.USAC 5/15

  • USAC)After a break in the schedule, the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars are set for a rare doubleheader. Starting this Friday, May 17th, the non-winged 360s will battle at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway for the “6th Annual Peter Murphy Classic.” Paying $4,000-to-win, the popular event will also showcase the winged Sprint Car Challenge Tour (SCCT) vs. Kings of Thunder Sprint Cars. The Front Gates will open at 3:00PM, Time Trials are scheduled for 5:00PM, and Racing will start at 6:00PM. For more Tulare information, visit the track’s website at thunderbowlraceway.com or call 559.688.0909.USAC 5/15

Tuesday  May 14th

                  You can't do it unless you can imagine it. George Lucas

11:50pm

PRESS....

  • Column)Duane Hancock has notes from Eldora Speedway's Lets Race Two Tri-State Outlook 5/14

  • Column)Danny Burton has notes from Lawrenceburg IN Hoosier Race Report5/14

  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)Ohsweken Speedway’s Test and Tune session scheduled for Wednesday evening has been postponed until the following Wednesday, May 22nd. “The rain Monday night and Tuesday morning have put the speedway grounds further under water,” said speedway owner Glenn Styres. “The entire property is still too wet for vehicles and trailers. At this time, there is just no way we can bring that much traffic in the pit area without risking vehicles being stuck.” Press Releases 5/14

  • ASCS Lucas Oil)Making their debut trip to Lake Odessa, Mich. this weekend, the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network headlines at I-96 Speedway on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 in a showdown with the Great Lakes Super Sprints. The second time the two series have gone head-to-head, the first match-up was in 2018 at Hartford Motor Speedway with Johnny Herrera winning a thriller over Sam Hafertepe, Jr. off the final turn.ASCS 5/14

  • Sharon Speedway OH)Sharon Speedway was finally able to kickoff the 90th anniversary season last Saturday night with the FAST "410" Sprint show and the conclusion of the 2018 "Apple Festival Nationals". While the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars return this Saturday night (May 18) in another Menards "Super Series" event, the championship title hunt begins for the Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and the Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods. Press Releases 5/14

  • KWS NARC)The winged 410 sprint car teams of the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series will be focused on claiming a stout $11,000 payday at Saturday’s (May 18th) Sixth Annual Peter Murphy Classic. This marks the second night of a popular two-day open wheel racing event that also features the Sprint Car Challenge Tour 360’s and USAC West Coast wingless 360’s sprint cars at the exciting Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. King of the West/NARC 5/14

  • Patriots)After two successful shows at Land of Legends Raceway and Woodhull Raceway, the A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour will take the weekend off before preparing for the Fonda Speedway event taking place on Saturday, May 25. After two events, Davie Franek and Joe Trenca are tied atop of the point standings at 279 each. Franek is coming off a win this past weekend at Woodhull Raceway and an eighth-place finish at Land of Legends while Trenca has finished fourth at both events. Press Releases 5/14

  • BAPS Motor Speedway PA)BAPS Motor Speedway presents Tyson Fence Co. Night, this Saturday, May 18th! Super Sportsman | PASS/IMCA 305 Sprints | MJR Equipment.com Street Stock 30 | Extreme Stocks (Feature Only, Show Up Points) Central PA 5/14

  • Dodge City Raceway Park KS)It will be a clash for the ages at Dodge City Raceway Park this Saturday night with the United Rebel Sprint Series making its second stop of the season atop the 3/8-mile clay oval to take on the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars. While the DCRP and URSS Sprint Cars battle it out, a full slate of championship chase action including IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMA Hobby Stocks will round out the card that gets under way at 7:30 p.m. Press Releases 5/14

  • Hoseheads Open Wheel Video)4 new videos have been added to Hoseheads Open Wheel. May 11, 2019 Lincoln Speedway 410, 358 Sprints and Midgets.  May 4, 2019 Lincoln Speedway 410 Sprints. February 16, 2012 Volusia Speedway Park FL WoO Sprints. May 18, 2000 Williams Grove Speedway WoO Sprints. 5/14

  • NSCHOF)The 30th Annual National Sprint Car Hall of Fame induction festivities will be held Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, here in Knoxville, Iowa! Pre-ordering your banquet tickets will save you $5! Tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door. Press Releases 5/14

  • SCCT)This Friday nights event at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare will be a full Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards point show, while Saturday’s program features a special format and will award show-up points only. Press Releases 5/14

  • Giovanni Scelzi)Giovanni Scelzi earned a top-10 finish last Friday at Eldora Speedway, marking his best-ever result during a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series race at the half-mile oval. Scelzi guided the Bernie Steubgen owned sprint car to the seventh quickest qualifying time in his group as the 49 drivers were split into two groups. Scelzi then finished where he started - third - in a heat race to lock into the 14th starting position in the A Main. Press Releases 5/14

  • Paul Pokorski)Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports team made the most of the hand they were dealt during Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car racing action at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, May 11. Press Releases 5/14

  • Kerry Madsen)Kerry Madsen is going back to the comfort of a car that he's guided to a pair of podiums when the KI Crossbows sponsored Big Game Motorsports team ventures to Wisconsin this weekend. The team pulled out a brand new car for last weekend's World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event at Eldora Speedway. Madsen placed 19 th on Friday before Saturday's finale rained out. Press Releases 5/14

  • Harli White)Harli White heads to Michigan this weekend on the heels of a podium finish. White charged from fifth to win a heat race before she captured a runner-up result last Saturday at Monarch Motor Speedway during a Sprint Bandits Series show. Press Releases 5/14

  • Kraig Kinser)Kraig Kinser earned the Hard Charger Award last Friday at Eldora Speedway after he gained a dozen positions in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series A Main. "Getting the Hard Charger is always something to be happy about," he said. "I was fortunate some holes opened up when I needed them to and it gave me a chance to get going really quick." Press Releases 5/14

  • Jack Dover)Jack Dover is hopeful the weather cooperates better this weekend than last, when all three of his racing options rained out. This week Dover is planning on venturing to Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on Friday for a Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series event before heading to Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., on Saturday for a Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints show. Press Releases 5/14

  • Greg Wilson)A trio of bullrings is on tap for Greg Wilson this weekend. Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Off Road backed team will join the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions for events on Friday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis.; on Saturday at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis.; and on Sunday at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. Press Releases 5/14

  • Swindell Speed Lab)James Edens led the Swindell SpeedLab eSports Team to a podium finish on Monday evening during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series iRacing event at Williams Grove Speedway. Edens' third-place result was his sixth top five and eighth top 10 in the eight races this season. He continues to rank third in the championship standings - only six points out of second place and 80 behind the leader. Press Releases 5/14

  • Joe Trenca)Joe Trenca charged to a career-best result at Woodhull Raceway last Saturday. The fourth-place finish for the Mucci Motorsports driver also marked the first time in his sprint car career that he has garnered back-to-back top fives to start a season. Press Releases 5/14

  • USAC)USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget racing has a heritage at Tri-City Speedway that dates back to 1961. Over the past three years now, the sight of the series on the 3/8-mile dirt oval in Granite City, Ill. has been absent, and the sound of midget racing has grown silent. USAC 5/14

  • Robbie Price)Robbie Price captured his best result of the season last Friday during his debut at I-96 Speedway. Price finished seventh at the Great Lakes Super Sprints show, which was also his first visit to the state of Michigan. Press Releases 5/14

  • Derek Hagar)Derek Hagar will head to his home track of Riverside International Speedway this Saturday in search of his third Hooker Hood Classic victory. "We've won this race twice now, which was back to back in 2015 and 2016," he said. "We're looking forward to it, especially since it'll be the first time we've been able to race at home all year." Press Releases 5/14

  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi has four races scheduled in two states across the country from each other this week. Scelzi will pilot his family owned No. 41s on Wednesday when he makes his debut at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., during the Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. Press Releases 5/14

  • Alex Hill)Alex Hill has her fingers crossed for drier weather as she looks forward to visiting I-96 Speedway for the first time in her career this weekend during a doubleheader with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. "The rain is really getting annoying, especially with all the traveling I've been doing and then not being able to race," said Hill, who is a full-time college student in Los Angeles. "Last week I flew to Dallas to meet my dad and we were going to take the motor home to I-30 Speedway, only about four hours away. But when the races were canceled, we drove 22 hours back home to Canada. I spent Saturday night there and then flew back to L.A. on Sunday." Press Releases 5/14

  • Cody Masse)Cody Masse advanced each night to earn a pair of top-10 finishes during his season debut last Friday and Saturday at Castrol Raceway. The solid runs came in spite of challenges with a mechanical problem throughout most of the weekend. "It was a good start to the season for us," he said. "We had a bit of a mechanical issue, but that can happen when you have new stuff. I'm confident we'll get it figured out and running right." Press Releases 5/14

  • Paul Nienhiser)Able to sneak in a night of racing on Friday night at the nearby Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, IL, Paul Nienhiser climbed back in the Caleb Wankel owned 305ci machine, and picked up his third win of the season. “We made a last minute decision to hit Jacksonville Speedway on Friday night, and it ended up paying off for us,” Nienhiser said. “The track prep crew has that placed so good right now, its quickly becoming my favorite places to race.” Press Releases 5/14

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  • Tanner Carrick)Friday night at Belle-Clair Speedway, Tanner Carrick would have a super fast Keith Kunz Motorsports machine underneath him but a late race incident relegated him to a 13th place finish. “We had a really fast car on Friday night,” Tanner Carrick said. “Even though the top was really tricky and treacherous I was able to make it work for the most part. I did bicycle and get out of shape and one point, and then we got collected in a wreck and ultimately fell back to 13th.” Press Releases 5/14

  • Ian Madsen)Ian Madsen and the KCP Racing team were able to sneak in one race over the weekend in between rain drops, and in that one race at Eldora Speedway, Madsen pocketed his eighth Top-10 of the season as he took the checkered flag 10th on Friday night. “This weather has been something else this year, and it has certainly made things tough to get into a rhythm but everyone is dealing with the same circumstances,” Ian Madsen said. “I thought Friday night went well overall aside from my awful drawing skills in the Dash.” Press Releases 5/14

  • Blake Carrick)Getting back to 360ci racing over the weekend, Blake Carrick would work his way forward to score a 12th place finish on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, one night after seeing his night get cut short at Silver Dollar Speedway. Press Releases 5/14

  • Ben Worth)Climbing back in the Tiner Hirst Development No. 94 on Saturday night in Hanford, CA, Ben Worth backed his performance from one week ago up with another Top-10 as he took the checkered flag with a ninth place finish. Press Releases 5/14

  • Tarlton Motorsports)Checking into Keller Auto Speedway on Saturday night for Kings of Thunder action, Cole Macedo would have a fast Tarlton Motorsports sprinter under him, but a late steering issue would end his night. “We had a really fast car all night long, but we just had some bad luck,” Cole Macedo said. “Thanks to the Tarlton’s, Paul Baines, and my family for all their hard work, support, and effort.” Press Releases 5/14

  • SCCT)With excitement filling the air the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards is set to head for Central California this Friday and Saturday to take part in the sixth annual Peter Murphy Classic at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway. Press Releases 5/14

  • World of Outlaws)In just over a week’s span the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will make history hosting two new doubleheader events in May and paying out close to $330,000 over nine days. The stretch begins at The Dirt Track at Charlotte with the World of Outlaws in the inaugural Patriot Nationals doubleheader Friday, May 24, and Saturday, May 25, and a purse of $15,000-to-win and $1,000-to-start Features both nights. There will be $118,700 in total purse winnings on the line. DIRT/World of Outlaws 5/14

  • Modern Thunder)His USAC National Sprint Car years were an important stepping stone for Ken Schrader, launching him to prominence and setting the course for a career that has been both long and spectacular. Schrader, a native of Fenton, Missouri, was the 1983 USAC National Sprint Car champion, driving the No. 39 owned by Damon “Blackie” Fortune. Using his title as a springboard, Schrader briefly dabbled with Indy car racing but soon turned his fortunes to NASCAR, where he enjoyed an enduring and prosperous career. Press Releases 5/14

  • Indy Race Parts)We would like to congratulate our, #winningIRPcustomers who won over the weekend: Tyler Courtney with Clauson Marshall Racing who won at Eldora Speedway on Friday with USAC, AJ Hopkins with Jeremy Ottinger at Paragon Speedway in Indiana, Damion Gardner with Mark Alexander at Bakersfield Speedway in California with CRA and Dickie Gains at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana! For more info on IRP visit our website, www.indyraceparts.com or find us on Twitter, @indyraceparts. 5/14

  • UMSS)Saturday brought beautiful weather, school buses and the UMSS to the Cedar Lake Speedway. The PIRTEK UMSS traditional sprint cars fielded 17 cars for the night running two heat races and a 25 lap feature race putting on a fabulous show in front of a record crowd. Press Releases 5/14

  • Riverside Int Speedway AR)Tonight, Tuesday, May 14, is going to be open practice for anyone who wants to set up their car. The prices are $10 a car; $5 for all persons; and 3 and under free. Friday, May 17, is the Legends Dinner honoring the great Hoyette and Greg Hodnett. The dinner and celebration is open to all and we hope that you come. The price is only $10 a plate. Come and support the celebration of the lives of our great legends Hoyette and Greg Hodnett. Saturday, May 18 is the Hooker Hood Classic Race. Pancho's 360 Wing Sprints, Pancho's 305 MSCA Wing Sprints, Late Models, and the Supply House Stocks will be racing. Come support Hooker's birthday and the great sprint Hall of Fame Driver and legend, Hooker Hood. General admission is $20 for 12 and over; $5.00 for children 6-11; 5 and under is free; pit pass is $35.00. Come support this Riverside great Legend, Hooker Hood. There are lots of events this week. RIS hopes you come to them all.5/14

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  • Photos)Shots by Mike Campbell from Eldora Speedway Lets Race 2 are in SpeedShotz5/14

  • MSCS)Saturday night May 18th Tri-State Speedway will be opening the gates to present the newest version of MIDWEST MADNESS. The Brandeis Midwest Sprint Car Series will share top billing with the Morrow Brothers Ford Midwest Open Wheel Association. It is racing at its best - Midwest style! Press Releases 5/14

  • Sammy Swindell)Sammy Swindell and Thone Motorsports are venturing to Wisconsin this weekend to compete during a trio of Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions races. The action begins on Friday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot before shifting to Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth on Saturday. The weekend concludes on Sunday at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie. Press Releases 5/14

  • Swindell Speed Lab)The Swindell SpeedLab sprint car team scored its fifth top 10 of the season last Friday at Eldora Speedway during the opening night of the scheduled World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader. Press Releases 5/14

  • Jason Sides)Tim Kaeding guided Sides Motorsports to a top-10 result last Friday at Eldora Speedway. "It was the first time he'd been at Eldora in about five years so it was a pretty good night," team owner Jason Sides said. "For us it was like we were just there. We needed to be better earlier in the night with having a six-heat format since there were so many cars." Press Releases 5/14

  • Trey Starks)Four of the seven scheduled races this season have been rained out for Trey Starks and the Gobrecht Motorsports team. Last Saturday was more of the same as a late shower cancelled racing at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, forcing the team to be idle for another weekend. Press Releases 5/14

  • Kyle Schuett)After being away from the track for more than a month, Kyle Schuett is eager to return to racing this Saturday with the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series at Tri-State Speedway. "It's been a long break for us and we're looking forward to getting back to the track," the 410ci sprint car rookie said. "The break actually fit my personal schedule fairly well. Press Releases 5/14

  • Grandview Speedway PA)This Saturday night at Grandview Speedway there will be exciting racing action for both the open cockpit and stock car racing fans. The tripleheader show will have a 7:30 p.m. start. The Rapid Tire United States Auto Club (USAC) East Coast Wingless Sprints will be making their first ever appearance on the one-third-mile banked clay oval. Sprint cars are known for being able to provide fans with great excitement on the Bechtelsville oval. Heading up the action will be such 360 Sprint standouts as Steve Drevicki, Eddie Strada, Alex Bright, and a host of others. Press Releases 5/14

  • RacinBoys)RacinBoys All Access heads to Michigan this weekend for a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader. I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa hosts the series on Friday and Saturday, when RacinBoys All Access subscribers can watch live video of all of the action from hot laps through the main event. It marks the first time the series has ever visited the track. Press Releases 5/14

  • Brent Marks)Brent Marks’ 2019 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season hasn’t gone as planned. But the Pennsylvanian is aiming to change that beginning Wednesday night at Lincoln Speedway in the Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene. Coming off a career season last year, winning three races, Marks has started the first 14 races of the 2019 season with one top-10, and failed to qualify for two Features. Press Releases 5/14

  • BR Motorsports and King Racing Products are valued partners of the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and we look forward to invading their home territory this weekend during the Peter Murphy Classic at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway. They will have their parts truck at the track each night and can deliver items to the raceway if needed. BR Motorsports sponsors the third heat race for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, handing out $250 worth of certificates to the top-four finishers in heat three at every event. King Racing Products sponsors the fourth heat race for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, handing out $250 worth of certificates to the top-four finishers in heat four at each event. Thank you to Blake Robertson and staff for their continued support! Visit BR Motorsports “The Leaders in Sprint Car Parts Technology” online at www.brmotorsports.com/ and to learn more about King Racing Products log onto www.kingracingproducts.com 5/14

  • OCRS)A doubleheader weekend is on tap for the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Car Series with a return to Humboldt Speedway and an Inaugural visit to Springfield Raceway. On Friday, the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series travels to Humboldt Speedway for the Whitworth Memorial presented by Whelen Engineering. The last visit to the 3/8’s mile oval was in 2016 and Sheldon Barksdale was the winner with Whit Gastineau and Robert Sellers finishing second and third. In 2017, the series was scheduled to return but fell victim to rain. OCRS 5/14

  • USAC)Tyler Courtney's 18 wins have come at numerous racetracks in his USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car career, 13 to be precise. After a few bumps in the road in the early going of the season, the defending series champ got off the relative schneid last Friday with his first series win of 2019, just in time to hit another venue he's already conquered in his still-young career, Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill., this Friday and Saturday, May 17-18, for the "River Town Showdown," back-to-back nights of doubleheaders featuring USAC Sprints and the NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship. USAC 5/14

  • AST)A long and tenuous off-season has finally come to an end for the Action Sprint Tour. Ontario’s Crate Sprint Car travelling series will kickoff its 10-race sophomore campaign at Merrittville Speedway on Monday, May 20. The field in action will likely be familiar, but will also feature a handful of new cars and drivers in action. Press Releases 5/14

  • West Fargo ND/SLS Promotions)Tickets are now on sale for the “Duel in the Dakotas” on Saturday, August 17 at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and NLRA Late Model Series. Tickets can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023. Press Releases 5/14

  • POWRi RMMRA)More than three dozen of the Midwest's top midget competitors have converged upon Airport Raceway for the Midget Round Up each of the last two years. The 4th edition of the TBJ Promotions event invades the bullring in Garden City, Kan., on May 25-26 with another top level of drivers set to vie for a victory or two during the POWRi Lucas Oil RMMRA Series sanctioned show. Press Releases 5/14

  • Jackson Motorplex MN)A week after postponing the season opener because of continued wet weather, Jackson Motorplex is gearing up to kick off the 2019 season this Friday during Iowa Speedway Night. The 4/10-mile oval features the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc. Press Releases 5/14

  • CST)Round 2 for the TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour is this Saturday at Harris Speedway. It marks the first of two races at the 3/8-mile oval in Harris, N.C., for the RaceSaver 305ci winged sprint car series. Nick Tucker enters the event on top of the championship standings after winning the season opener on April 27 at Sumter Speedway in Sumter, S.C. That event featured 16 drivers and a strong field is expected at this Saturday's race. Press Releases 5/14

  • Justin Sanders)Amidst a very strong night at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Justin Sanders and Dale Miller Motorsports would endure engine issues after jumping into the lead on Saturday night. “We have been working super hard getting everything dialed in on the Dale Miller Motorsports car, and it looked to be going our way on Saturday,” Justin Sanders said. “Unfortunately on the opening lap of the feature, our engine let go and it ended our night.” Press Releases 5/14

  • Justyn Cox)Getting back in his Cox Family Racing No. 31C over the weekend, Justyn Cox would pick up a second place finish on Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway before mechanical gremlins ended his night prematurely on Saturday at Placerville Speedway. Press Releases 5/14

  • Tony Gualda)Though it is entirely too early to even look into points battles, Tony Gualda will look back on Saturday night as a key night should he win what is shaping up to be a tight championship fight at Placerville Speedway, after overcoming a nightmarish start to his night and finishing seventh. Press Releases 5/14

  • Andy Forsberg)One week after scoring his 60th career Placerville Speedway feature event win, Andy Forsberg wasted no time grabbing his 61st, as he bested a talented field of cars assembled at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night. “The first couple of starts really didn’t go my way, but luckily there was a couple of redo’s and I figured it out, and was able to get this car back into victory lane,” Andy Forsberg said. Press Releases 5/14

  • Clinton County Motor Speedway PA)Persistent rain last fall caused the event to be carried over to the new season. Rain has continued to plague the program, forcing officials to try again to complete the show. Hopefully Friday May 17 is finally the night. Family and friends will pause to remember former limited late model driver Lenny Stroud Jr in a fitting way. Press Releases 5/14

Monday  May 13th

                  Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough. Mark Zuckerberg

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  • IRA)Open wheel fans are in for a HUGE treat this weekend, southeast Wisconsin style as 3 big nights of racing are on tap and everyone is invited. It may be the biggest Wisconsin open wheel weekend ever! Fans can see 3 nights of the co-sanctioned All Star Circuit of Champions & IRA Outlaw Sprints, plus all the area open wheel divisions will play a support role one night too. Friday at Wilmot Raceway the WI wingLESS Sprints and IRA Lightning Sprints join the fun, Saturday at the Plymouth Dirt Track it's the MSA/PDTR winged 360's, and Sunday at historic Angell Park Spreedway it's the Badger Midgets. And best part all tthree of these tracks are under a 2 hour drive from each other. See Tony Stewart and the best in open wheel racing at three venues guaranteed not to disappoint. It's the IRA / All Star Challenge May 17-19, Wilmot Friday, Plymouth Saturday, Angell Park Sunday. 5/13

  • Brett Michalski)Pennsylvania Posse Country is about to hit high gear, as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is set to invade Central Pennsylvania for the first time in 2019. Lincoln Speedway, a Saturday night home to many of Pennsylvania’s finest winged warriors, will be the first stop on the Outlaws’ agenda, invading the Pigeon Hills on Wednesday evening, May 15. Press Releases 5/13

  • Cory Haas)Despite a busy weekend complete with three main events in two days, Cory Haas and Trone Outdoor Motorsports took full advantage of the opportunity and scored three consecutive top-ten finishes; a perfect momentum swing just before the World of Outlaws invade Central Pennsylvania for the first time on Wednesday. Press Releases 5/13

  • Matt Westfall)Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports represented their fan base and team partners well during #LetsRaceTwo weekend at Eldora Speedway, ultimately qualifying for USAC National Sprint Car Series A-main competition against a top-notch field of 37 non-wing sprint car competitors. Press Releases 5/13

  • TJ Michael)The ‘Texas Traveler’ T.J. Michael found success at Sharon Speedway yet again, this time during FAST Series action with over 40 cars making the call. Michael, driver of the Michael Motorsports/Advanced Architectural Stone/Crown Battery/Fremont Fence Company/Pro-Tech Services/Wood Heating and Air Conditioning/Kear’s Speed Shop/Wings Unlimited/Soul Fully Rooted/Big D’s Pizza/No. 8M sprint car, put together a near-flawless evening at the northeast Ohio facility on Saturday, May 11, ultimately concluding his appearance with an impressive rally from tenth to finish fifth during 25, caution-free laps. Press Releases 5/13

  • Brock Zearfoss)Although Mother Nature did not allow for the opportunity to try again on Saturday, Brock Zearfoss made the most of his Friday night visit to the famed-Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, and qualified for World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series main event competition with nearly 50 sprint cars making the call. Press Releases 5/13

  • Trevor Baker)A last minute decision to bypass his plans to join the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, May 11, and instead visit the nearby Wayne County Speedway, proved to be a significant choice, as Trevor Baker eventually capped his night with an impressive rally from 11th to finish fourth during main event competition. Press Releases 5/13

  • Justin Whittall)Despite a rocky start to his 2019 campaign, Vincentown, New Jersey’s Justin Whittall is starting to see some light. Whittall, driver of the JW Motorsports/Atlantic Utility Trailer/Brotherton Brewing Company/Pioneer Auto Body/Worldwide Bearings/No. 67 sprint car, earned a top-ten finish during his recent weekend of competition, capitalizing on a pole position during action at the Port Royal Speedway ‘Speed Palace’ on Saturday, May 11. Press Releases 5/13

  • Brent Marks)For the first time in 2019, Brent Marks will have the opportunity to battle the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series from comfort of his own race shop, as the Greatest Show On Dirt prepares for an extended weekend in the Keystone State, followed by a trip to central New York. Press Releases 5/13

  • Danny Dietrich)Although the weekend started off on the wrong foot, forced to settle with a feature ‘DNF’ at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday after making contact with the inside retaining wall, ‘Double-D’ Danny Dietrich rebounded in a big way on Saturday and scored a pair of podium finishes at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway. Press Releases 5/13

  • Rico Abreu)Although forced to compete in the evening’s Last Chance Showdown after not transferring through his respective heat race, Abreu’s evening at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track ended with promise, eventually qualifying for World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series main event competition with nearly 50 cars entered for action. Press Releases 5/13

  • Donny Schatz)For the second time in 2018, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz is a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series main event winner, this time conquering action at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. In fact, the #LetsRaceTwo victory on Friday, May 10, was Schatz’ third consecutive #LetsRaceTwo feature win, as the ten-time and defending World of Outlaws champion swept the Mother’s Day weekend special in 2018. Press Releases 5/13

  • Tony Stewart)The recent weekend was nearly flawless for Columbus, Indiana’s Tony Stewart, as the three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion attained back-to-back podium finishes during sprint car competition, one of which a win during 360c.i. action in southern Michigan. Press Releases 5/13

Sunday  May 12th

                  I always thought that record would stand until it was broken. Yogi Berra

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RESULTS....

  • SCONE)The 2019 season for the Green Mountain Gearheads Sprint Cars of New England finally kicked off at Bear Ridge Speedway Saturday May 11th with a caution free 25 lap Feature Event. When Feature time rolled around Will Hull wasted no time and bolted into the lead from the pole position at the drop of the green flag with Brett Wright settling into the second spot.Race Results 5/12

  • URC)It was double the fun for the Capitol Renegade United Racing Club this weekend at Bedford Speedway as the 360 sprint cars ran two feature events at the fairgrounds speedway. The 2018 URC champion, Josh Weller, started on the pole for the first 25-lap A-Main and paced the field from the drop of the green flag. The first 21 laps of the race went uninterrupted, allowing Weller to pull away to an almost half-lap lead over Chad Layton and Curt Michael. URC 5/12

  • PASS)Ken Duke Jr. of Selinsgrove outran fellow front-row starter Jonathan Jones of Irvona for the first-lap lead in Saturday’s PA Sprint Series feature at Port Royal Speedway and made that advantage hold up for the 20-lap distance to score a wire-to-wire victory, his fourth of the 2019 PASS/IMCA season. Race Results 5/12

  • Column)Joseph Terrell has notes from Grays Harbor Raceway WA and more West Coast notes in Tales of the Northwest Nomad5/12

  • Column)Danny Burton has notes from Paragon IN Hoosier Race Report5/12

  • Column)Ron Rodda has notes from Chico & Placerville CA in From the Grandstand 5/12

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  • Champion Racing Oil/RM Racing Lubricants Central PA Sprint Cars)The 2019 Champion Racing Oil/RM Racing Lubricants Central PA Sprint Cars finally got the full weekend of racing in but not without the threat of rain again. It seemed like opening day again at Williams Grove Speedway after not having a race since March. It was the tune-up for this weekends visit by the World of Outlaws and Lance Dewease won the feature letting everyone know that he is ready. Saturday there were two features to be run at Lincoln Speedway with Brian Montieth getting his first win of the year in the Outlaw Tune-Up, and Robbie Kendall also getting his first win of the year in the rain delayed feature. At Port Royal Speedway it was Jeff Miller winning his career first Champion Racing Oil/RM Racing Lubricants Central PA Sprint Cars feature after moving from 305 sprints. Champion Racing Oil/RM Racing Lubricants Central PA Sprints 5/12

  • SOD)With rain percentages looking better and better as the day went on Saturday, the first 2019 Lane Automotive Sprints On Dirt powered by King Engine Bearings / MSD Ignition / Motul race at Butler Motor Speedway looked good. Unfortunately, Mother Nature apparently wasn’t watching the percentages. Press Releases 5/12

  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)Mechanicsburg Williams Grove Speedway will host the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars on two nights, coming up this Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18 at 7:30 pm, presented by H & N Landscaping. Friday’s racing will feature the World of Outlaws Sprint Car stars in a full program including a 25-lap main paying $8,000 to win. Central PA 5/13

  • Action Track USA PA)What can we do to turn Mother Nature into a race fan? That seems to be the million-dollar question asked by many tracks, racers, and fans right now as ol' Ma Nature put an end to several racing programs over the past weekend (again), including Sunday's season opening Goldie & Elton Meitzler Memorial at Kutztown's Championship Energy Action Track USA. Press Releases 5/12

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  • Photos)Shots by Steve Koletar & Kris Keath from Lincoln Speedway PA are in SpeedShotz5/12

  • Plymouth Dirt Track WI)An impressive field of 102 cars in four divisions and a hearty contingent of racing fans braved an unseasonably chilly evening to get their racing fix as three veteran drivers earned return visits to victory lane, while another celebrated the first A-main triumph of his career in Plymouth Track Racing action at The Plymouth Dirt Track on the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, May 11. Josh Walter of Plymouth held off a pair of heated challenges to capture the 25-lap Richard’s of Dunbar 360 Sprint Car A-main.

  • Sharon Speedway OH)After two rain outs to start the year, Sharon Speedway was finally able to kick off the 90th anniversary season of racing on Saturday night completing the entire program just before the rain set in. Celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane on Mark Thomas Ford Night part of the Menards "Super Series" were Cole Duncan-FAST Series for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars

  • Selinsgrove Speedway PA)Jason Shultz of Carlisle won the 25-lap 360 sprint car feature from the 16th starting spot at Selinsgrove Speedway Saturday night. The victory was Shultz’s second of the season and 20th career at the Snyder County half-mile oval. Brett Schadel of Herndon was victorious in the 25-lap late model race. It was Schadel’s third career win in a super late model at the speedway. Both Shultz and Schadel received the top prize of $2000 for their victories. Central PA 5/12

  • Port Royal Speedway PA)They say the first one is the sweetest! Jeff Miller held off a hard charging Lucas Wolfe and Mother Nature to pick up his first career Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car victory in his rookie season Saturday night at 'The Speed Palace'. "I started racing go-carts when I was five and this is what I always wanted to do. I can’t believe it happened this early," said an excited Miller in victory lane. Central PA 5/12

  • Sprint Car Bandits)On the first visit of the Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) to the ultra-modern Monarch Motor Speedway Saturday night, May 11th, a night of firsts, led to several eye-poppers, jaw-droppers and head scratchers as John Carney II would take his first-ever series win. He would become the 17th different Series winner in the past 21 events. Race Results 5/12

  • Placerville Speedway CA)One-week after claiming his 60th career Placerville Speedway victory Auburn, California’s Andy Forsberg returned on Saturday and charged to win number 61 during an exciting 25-lap Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Car main event. Race Results 5/12

  • Wayne County Speedway OH)Before the rains came, the Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprints started the action with D J Foos grabbing the top spot from the outside front row with Clay Riney in his tire tracks on the opening lap as the caution would quickly fly for a Mitch Harble and Henry Malcuit tangle in turn four, ending both of their nights. Foos would continue to lead with Riney in pursuit with Trey Jacobs in third until he spun in turn 4 on lap seven. He would later drop out with a flat tire. Race Results 5/12

  • Patriots)It is extremely rare when someone comes to the Woodhull Raceway for the first time, and does well due to the uniqueness of the track compared to every other track the Patriot Sprint Tour visits. That was not the case for Wantage, New Jersey driver, Davie Franek as he was able to put his Franek Auto Sales No. 28f in victory lane over another first-time visitor in Gerard McIntyre with. Jonathan Preston rounding out the top three. Race Results 5/12

  • Grandview Speedway PA)For the first time this season Ma Nature returned to action at Grandview Speedway with rain wiping out the Saturday night doubleheader that would have featured the NASCAR T.P. Trailers 358 Modifieds and T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman. Racing action will return to the Bechtelsville banked clay oval when the Rapid Tire United States Auto Club (USAC) East Coast Wingless Sprints make their first appearance at Grandview Speedway on Saturday, May 18th. The exciting 360 Sprints will feature such talents as Steve Drevicki, Eddie Strada, Alex Bright and a host of others.

  • Jackson Motorplex MN)Everyone within the Jackson Motorplex community is deeply saddened at the recent and unexpected passing of Chuck Zitterich. Zitterich was the race director at the track for the last three seasons and he also ran the National Sprint League for two seasons among many other duties throughout his respected time as a race official and director. "Chuck was not only our race director, he was our leader in the pits," Jackson Motorplex General Manager Doug Johnson said. "He commanded everyone's respect and in return everyone respected Chuck for the job that he did. He was the rock of our pit area. Race Results 5/12

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RESULTS....

  • Keller Auto Speedway CA)Kings of Thunder...1 #37 Mitchell Faccinto 2 #88N D.J. Netto 3 #9S Landon Hurst 4 #67G Grant Duinkerken 5 #3K Kaleb Montgomery 6 #33 Tucker Worth 7 #0 Bud Kaeding 8 #3 Craig Stidham 9 #94 Ben Worth 10 #7Z Zane Blanchard 11 #7 Steven Kent 12 #81 Brendan Warmerdam 13 #88V Jace VanderWeerd 14 #09S Geoffrey Strole 15 #88A Joey Ancona 16 #67V Danny Faria 17 #10 Richard VanderWeerd 18 #99T Tanner Boul 19 #21 Cole Macedo 20 #10F Jared Faria 21 #12P Scott Parker 22 #67 Vaughn Schott Western Racesaver...1 #12E Brandon Emmett 2 #2 Brooklyn Holland 3 #53 Michael Pombo 4 #35 Albert Pombo 5 #18 Grant Champlin 6 #99 Rob Soloman 7 #22 Mike Schott 8 #63 Ryan Delisle 9 #9S Rick Bray 10 #38 Kyle Rasmussen 5/12

  • Marysville Raceway CA)360...1 #00 Steel Powell 2 #9 Peter Paulson 3 #6W Billy Wallace 4 #8 Colby Wiesz 5 #71L Korey Lovell 6 #69 Ron Laplant 7 #28 Roberto Kirby 8 #15 Pat Harvey Jr. 9 #24X Raquel Hall 10 #14H Kyle Standley 11 #95 Brandon Dozier 12 #49 Mike Monahan 13 #32 Danny Wagner 14 #81M Brad Dillard 15 #21 Michael Ing 16 #7K David Derr Jr. 17 #24 David Dias 5/12

  • Skagit Speedway WA)Sun drenched Skagit Speedway saw racing action as hot as the weather was on the track with Jeremy Martin claiming top honors with the Washington Modified Tour on Saturday night. Tyler Thompson and Brian Michelson were feature winners in the Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints and Outlaw Tuners respectively. Race Results 5/12

  • USAC CRA)Taking the lead from Troy Rutherford on lap five, “The Demon” Damion Gardner (Concord, CA) scored the $3,000 victory at Bakersfield Speedway. Racing Mark Alexander’s #4 Trench Shoring / All Coast Construction Spike, Gardner became the sixth different winner in as many races with the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series. Damion’s 30-lap triumph was the eighty-first series win of his career as he was followed by Rutherford, fast qualifier Jake Swanson, “The Cadillac” Cody Williams, and Trent Carter. USAC5/12

  • ASCS SW)Making it 53 winners with the ASCS Southwest Region, Arizona's Eric Wilkins parked the Bob Ream, Jr. backed Coastal Race Parts No. 8 in Victory Lane Saturday night at Arizona Speedway.ASCS5/12

  • Placerville Speedway CA)360...1 #X1 Andy Forsberg  2 #5J Kalib Henry  3 #34 Jodie Robinson  4 #25M Bobby McMahan  5 #25 Justin Johnson  6 #85 CJ Humphries  7 #7C Tony Gualda  8 #21 Shane Hopkins  9 #77 Mike Benson  10 #98 Chris Masters  11 #33T Jimmy Trulli  12 #38B Blake Carrick  13 #12 Jarrett Soares  14 #87P Jacob Tuttle  15 #5 Mike Cook  16 #94 Greg DeCaires V  17 #17W Shane Golobic  18 #31C Justyn Cox  19 #5W Kenny Wanderstadt  20 #09 Jared Van Bebber  21 #4SA Justin Sanders 5/12

  • Petaluma Speedway CA)360...1 #24 Chase Johnson  2 #5v Colby Copeland  3 #22 Ryan Bernal  4 #hr44 Geoff Ensign  5 #7b Brent Bjork  6 #12j John Clark 
    7 #27 Brett Rollag  8 #55a Angelo Cornet  9 #7h Jake Haulot  10 #38 Colby Johnson  11 #57 Billy Butler  12 #88 Bret Barney  13 #9n Shawn Arriaga  14 #46jr Joel Myers  Jr.15 #91ri Eli Deshaies  16 #3 Ricky Brophy  17 #1d DJ Freitas  18 #88n Sean Becker 5/12

  • RUSH)Imperial PA...1 #87R Chad Ruhlman  2 #27M Zach Morrow  3 #23 Kevin Ruhlman  4 #18 Arnie Kent  5 #8 Bryan Woodhall  6 #27D David Hawkins  7 #9J Andy Feil  8 #13 Frank Wilson Jr.  9 #19 Bradley Blackshear 5/12 

  • Lincoln Speedway PA)For the second week in a row Lincoln Speedway officials made the decision to push the start time up two hours to try and beat Mother Nature. Luckily with four features to run, the move worked this Saturday with the rain beginning to fall as Robbie Kendall pulled his car into victory lane after the fourth feature. Going through the Lincoln Record Books, one would need to go back to 2014 to find a year it took Brian Montieth longer to find victory lane. In 2014 Montieth waited until May 31st to earn his first win of the season. Montieth earned his first victory of 2019 on Saturday night during the $4,000 to win World of Outlaws tune-up. Central PA5/12

  • Land of Legends Speedway NY)305...1 #48J Darryl Ruggles 2 #26j Johnny Kolosek 3 #48a Alysha Bay 4 #38 Jason Whipple 5 #75 Brandyn Griffin 
    6 #66 Eric Karlsen 7 #42 Jesse Pruchnik 8 #10 Dan Bennett 9 #13t Trevor Years 10 #99 Andrew Jacobus 11 #18c Dan Craun 12 #53 Tom Fletcher 
    13 #8g Bobby Gardner 5/12

  • Grays Harbor Raceway WA)360...1 #17 Cam Smith  2 #0J Jay Cole  3 #3 JJ Hickle  4 #18 Jason Solwold  5 #24 Tyler Anderson  6 #97R Jason Reed  7 #33 Colton Heath  8 #22X Travis Jacobson  9 #10l Brock Lemley  10 #14b Bailey Sucich  11 #33S Lance Sargent  12 #17c Chris Bullock  13 #15 Jeff Dunlap 
    14 #71 John Stuwart  15 # 8 Devon Borden 5/12

 

                                   

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