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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

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KO's Indiana Bullring Scene Kevin Oldham 11/8 BillW's Knoxville News Bill Wright 1/30 Hoosier Race Report Danny Burton (IN) 10/12
Florida Open Wheel Richard Golardi 2/11 Tri-State Outlook Duane Hancock (OH/IN/MI) 10/2 The West Coast Sprint Car Scene Joseph Terrell 2/24
NARC News Line Jim Allen 12/13 From the Grandstand Ron Rodda (CA) 2/18

A Typical Weekend Pat & Bruce Eckel (IN/IL) 2/17

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

Justin Sanders at speed, on way to victory at Central AZ Speedway, ASCS SW Series Photo by Ron Gilson/GilsonPhoto  Click image for larger view

LJ Grimm (inside) proved his January 30 non-wing sprint car victory at Showtime Speedway was no fluke after he captured yet another non-wing victory Saturday night at Showtime Speedway. David Sink Photo

Taking the first checkered flag of the season with the San Tan Ford ASCS Desert Non-Wing Series, Joshua Shipley punched his ticket for Victory Lane Saturday night at Arizona Speedway.  Ron Gilson



Making a late-race charge to keep his Saturday perfect, California’s Justin Sanders wheeled the Bob Ream owned No. 8 to victory with the ASCS Southwest Region at Central Arizona Speedway. (R) Wes Wofford 2nd & (L) JT Imperial 3rd.   Ron Gilson

Danny Wood, World of Outlaws sprint cars, Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Mesquite, Texas, April 12th, 2019. Alan Messick photo.  Click image for larger view

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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.

Steve Kinser                                         Shane Carson

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Rick Ferkel                                     Winner Steve Kinser

Steve Kinser of Bloomington, Ind., broke a four-year Florida victory slump by winning the 50-lap World of Outlaws sprint car feature at East Bay Raceway in Gibsonton, Fla., on February 15, 1983 giving him in the early lead in the World of Outlaws point standings. Kinser’s win came in the finale of the four-night Southern Sprint Nationals. Doug Wolfgang won the opener on February 9, Danny Smith took honors on February 11, and Keith Kauffman notched the victory on February 14. It was the last time the World of Outlaws ran at East Bay Raceway. They have their first show scheduled there in 38 years Saturday March 6th.  Click any image for larger view Gene Marderness Photos



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Tim Shaffer is third different winner in 3 races for USCS Winter Heat Series in Round #3 at Southern Raceway on Saturday. Mark Smith gets 2nd 2021 USCS win in Winter Heat Round #4 at Southern Raceway on Sunday


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Thursday February 25th


 All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much. George Harrison



  • Showtime Speedway FL)Defending “Dave Steele World Non Wing Sprint Car Championship 125” winner Kody Swanson today announced he will participate in the weekend’s 125-lap $5,000-to-win event. Until today, it was uncertain if he would attempt to defend his title. Swanson has been busy this month to say the least. He had been competing in Super and Pro Late Model events at New Smyrna Speedway as part of its annual World Series. Swanson picked up a Pro Late Model feature victory and captured the Pro Late Model World Series championship. Until recently, Swanson wasn’t sure if he would be able to participate in this weekend’s event. He and his Doran Enterprises Racing team have been thrashing to get the car ready to head to Florida. Press Releases 2/25

  • World of Outlaws)It's been 38 years since the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series last ran on "The Clay By The Bay." On March 6, the long-awaited and highly-anticipated return finally happens.World of Outlaws 2/25

  • All Stars)Opening the 2021 All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 points championship season one week earlier than scheduled, Attica Raceway Park’s annual Core & Main Spring Nationals will now be conducted on Friday and Saturday, April 2-3, replacing the previously set dates of April 9-10. The Core & Main Spring Nationals will feature back-to-back programs awarding $5,000 and $6,000, respectively.All Stars 2/25

  • Greg Wilson)Greg Wilson highlighted a USCS Series two-day event at Southern Raceway by charging to a top-10 result last Saturday. Wilson guided his Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics and DNC Hydraulics backed team from fifth to fourth place in a heat race, which locked him into the main event. He lined up 14th and methodically picked off several positions before ending ninth. It was his third top 10 of the season. Press Releases 2/25

  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi rallied for a top-five finish last Saturday during his first start in his home state this season. Scelzi was efficient throughout the night at Keller Auto Speedway, where he qualified fourth quickest in his group. He gained a position in a heat race to place second, which was only one spot shy of making the dash. Press Releases 2/25

  • USCS)The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters kicks off the 2021 Hattiesburg Speedway racing season as headliners of the Hub City 100+ at the historic mile clay oval this Friday night, February 26th with Round #5 of the 12-race USCS Winter Heat Series. The race will also be Round #5 of the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour’s 66-race 25th Anniversary 2021 National schedule covering nine states.USCS 2/25

  • ASCS Lucas Oil)With tracks starting to race along the west coast, things looked promising for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network to kick off the 2021 season in California, but continuing concerns with COVID-19 have prompted series officials to call off events at The Dirt Track and Kern County Raceway Park (Bakersfield, Cali), Stone Chevrolet, Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare, Cali.), and Keller Auto Speedway (Hanford, Cali.). ASCS 2/25

Wednesday February 24th


 I don't have a girlfriend. But I do know a woman who'd be mad at me for saying that. Mitch Hedberg



  • Thunderbowl Raceway CA)The Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway is pleased to announce that it has scheduled a new event for the weekend previously occupied by the World of Outlaws on March 26th and 27th. It was revealed recently that the complete West Coast swing for the World of Outlaws in March and April was canceled due to ongoing COVID regulations at several facilities. Press Releases 2/24

  • Bandit Outlaw Sprints)Winged outlaw sprint car racing fans are going to be in for a wild night of action and excitement when the touring teams of the Bandits Outlaw Sprint SeriesSM tear up the dirt at Kennedale Speedway Park (KSP) on Saturday, March 27th at 7pm with the running of the Bandits Outlaw Spring Nationals presented by Smiley’s Racing Products. This is the first of three scheduled dates for the ‘Bandits at KSP in 2021, and the event pays $2,000 to win and down to $300 for to start the featurePress Releases 2/24

  • Premier Speedway AU)On a positive note after the disappointment of having to cancel Nyora’s RD4 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series the other weekend teams didn’t have any maintenance or repairs to do and are ready to go again this Saturday night at Timmis Speedway and with SA borders opening it allows the regular South Aussie teams to travel to Mildura easily. Press Releases 2/24

  • Bloomsburg Fairgrounds/Clinton County Speedway PA)Two Speedways in Central PA are joining forces to provide the biggest day of RaceSaver Sprint Car racing in the state of Pennsylvania. The Clinton County Speedway and the Bloomsburg Fairground Raceway have a lot in common and promoters at both facilities are looking to create an epic day of racing on Saturday, October 2, 2021 and to attract RaceSaver Sprint Cars from multiple regions and states. Both speedways are owned and operated by their fair associations and both are similarly sized as 3/8th mile ovals. Interstate 80 joins the two speedways creating an easy one hour tow for race teams looking to pull off the double header. Press Releases 2/24

  • Sam Hafertepe Jr)Turning his focus primarily to 410cid Sprint Car events, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. will not run for championships in 2021, but instead, will go where he feels is best for his Hills Racing Team No. 15h with an ambitions lineup that will see over 90 nights of racing for the Sunnyvale, Texas driver.Press Releases 2/24



  • Column)Joseph Terrell has his next column which covers the recent west coast Outlaw cancellations along with the precarious state of racing along the west coast at the moment. Also included are west coast news and notes.The West Coast Sprint Car Scene2/24

  • Lincoln Speedway PA)Saturday is so close we can almost smell the methanol! IceBreaker 410 Sprints: $5,000 to win! Racing @ 2:00PM Pit Gates @ 11:30AM Grandstands @ Noon Admission tickets General Admission: Adults $20 Students 11-17 (w/ID) $10 Kids 11 and under FREE Pits $30 (all ages) 2/24

  • World of Outlaws)The Texas Two-Step at Cotton Bowl Speedway has found new dates and a new sponsor. Rescheduled for Friday & Saturday, March 19-20, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader will now feature title sponsorship from a valued partner in Drydene Performance Products. The two-day show will be labeled the Drydene Texas Two-Step presented by American Lube Supply.World of Outlaws 2/24

  • Rolling Thunder)Rolling Thunder, the most comprehensive reference ever produced on the USAC Silver Crown Series, is available for pre-order now at and at Fastrack Publishing with a release date set for early May 2021. The combined work of four veteran motorsports journalists, Bob Mays, Richie Murray, Patrick Sullivan and John Mahoney, with a foreword courtesy of the winningest driver in series history, five-time champion Kody Swanson, Rolling Thunder covers the tumultuous history of the USAC Silver Crown Series from its inception in 1971 through the 2020 season. Press Releases 2/24

  • Knoxville Raceway IA)Fatheadz Eyewear, the leader in oversized eyewear, will be the title sponsor of the 2021 Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank . The 10th running of the Fatheadz Eyewear Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank will be held on Sunday, August 8 at Knoxville Raceway. Press Releases 2/24

Tuesday February 23rd


 The word courage - God, I love that word. Words are so important to me. Peter Fonda



  • Champion Oil)Champion Oil, a global leader in performance diesel engine oil for over 65 years, is seeking unique and interesting diesel vehicle builds for SEMA 2021. The vehicles, which are typically pick-ups, will be promoted by a variety of marketing methods using many social media platforms and technologies. Press Releases 2/23

  • Blake Carrick)Getting the 2021 season kicked off on Saturday night in Hanford, CA, Blake Carrick would overcome a slow start in the feature event to record an eighth-place finish. “We had a lot of speed on Saturday night, we just ran into a little bad luck in the Dash and got off to a slow start in the ‘A’,” Blake Carrick said. “It was great to get back racing, and I am looking forward to Marysville this weekend.” Press Releases 2/23

  • Tanner Carrick)After getting his 2021 Midget season opened up a couple of weeks ago in Florida, Tanner Carrick returned to California over the weekend to kick off his Sprint Car campaign in Hanford, CA where he would pick up a 10th place finish in the feature event. Press Releases 2/23

  • World of Outlaws)The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars will return to action at the beginning of March with the addition of eight new events and four postponed events finding new dates. The Greatest Show on Dirt will pick up where it left off in Florida with a weekend doubleheader, including a return to East Bay Raceway Park for the first time since 1983, before trekking through the south and Midwest to fill out a full slate of racing throughout March into April.World of Outlaws 2/23

  • POWRi)The Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports team continues to bring the talented and gifted individuals to the track to showcase and develop their talents. As of right now they will have a six-car team traveling to Monarch Motor Speedway to the action-packed two-day show, March 19th and 20th. Five of which who be rather familiar faces with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League and one youngster looking to run for the Rookie of the Year title  Press Releases 2/23

  • USAC)Angell Park Speedway officials announced today that they have reached a five-year promotional agreement with the McKarns family beginning with the 2021 race season at the 1/3-mile dirt oval, which will host the return of USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget racing on Sunday night, September 5 with a rain date (if needed) slated for the following evening on Monday, September 6. USAC 2/23

  • Premier Speedway AU)This Saturday night at Sungold Stadium a field of more than 40 Sprintcars will hit the track as a part of the Sprintcar Showdown as presented by Chittick’s Bakery. Also on show will be the Late Models, V8 Dirt Modifieds and the Super Rods as they battle it out for the Super Rod Cup.  Press Releases 2/23

  • Bandit Outlaw Sprints)Racing fans will treated to a huge night of outlaw sprint car racing when the touring teams of the Bandits Outlaw Sprint SeriesSM turn up the heat as the 2021 season opens at HOT Speedway (Heart O’ Texas) on Friday, March 12th at 8pm with the running of the Gene Adamcik Memorial presented by Smiley’s Racing Products. Gene was well-loved among racing fans and teams; and promoted racing at HOT for 32 years before passing away in 2016. The event pays $2,000 to win and down to $300 for 24th  Press Releases 2/23

  • Garet Williamson)Garet Williamson earned his first heat race victory and first podium result of the season last Saturday during his debut at Southern Raceway. The Bryant Paver Motorsports driver kicked off a USCS Series doubleheader at the unique oval by taking advantage of a good draw.  Press Releases 2/23

  • Elliott Amdahl)Elliot Amdahl is embarking upon the most ambitious schedule of his racing career this year. Amdahl is stepping into the 410ci winged sprint car ranks for the first time, tackling all of the races at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., as well as a couple of other marquee events in the region.  Press Releases 2/23

  • Speed Sport)Zeb Wise Returning To All Star Tour With New Team

Monday February 22nd


 Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism. George Washington



  • ASCS Lucas Oil)As of now we are racing! March 5&6 Kern Raceway CA, March 12  Thunderbowl Raceway CA,  March 13 - Keller Auto Speedway CA. A practice night has been added at Kern Co. Raceway on Thurs. March 4. Gates Open at 3PM. On track 5PM to 9PM. 2/22

  • Thunderbowl Raceway CA)Due to ongoing COVID regulations the Kings of Thunder headlined event this Saturday February 27th at Thunderbowl Raceway has been canceled. The next scheduled race that the Tulare Thunderbowl is shooting for will take place on Friday March 12th when the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour invades the facility. 2/22

  • Justyn Cox)Saturday night in Hanford, CA the curtain rose on the 2021 season for C&M Motorsports and Justyn Cox. Kicking off their second season together, Cox would rally from the 14th starting position to finish seventh in the feature event. “Saturday night was a great night knock some off-season rust off before the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour comes to town.” Justyn Cox said. “We got off to a bit of a slow start, but we learned from it and have a better idea of where we need to be to start our nights off moving forward.” Press Releases 2/22

  • Tim Kaeding)Returning to the seat of the Roth Motorsports No. 83Jr on Saturday night in Hanford, CA, Tim Kaeding had a solid night during his reunion with the team as he picked up a third-place finish in what was the opening night of racing in California. Press Releases 2/22

  • Carson Macedo)Wintry weather in the south forced cancellations of the scheduled World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car races opening the door for Carson Macedo to make a rare appearance at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA. Piloting a potent Tarlton Motorsports entry, Macedo would go toe-to-toe with Shane Golobic ultimately coming up just short of a win and finishing second on Saturday night. Press Releases 2/22

  • USAC MW)A 17-race schedule for USAC's Midwest Regional Midget series has been set for the 2021 season at eight different dirt tracks throughout the states of Indiana and Illinois. The series kicks off on April 24 at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind., the first of two trips for the series to the 5/16-mile dirt oval with the return coming July 3 as part of the Bill Gardner Sprintacular, a doubleheader with the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship. USAC 2/22

Sunday February 21st

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 We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will. Chuck Palahniuk



  • USCS)Milton FL...1 6 M1 Mark Smith 2 3 72 Tim Shaffer 3 8 10C Paulie Colagiovanni 4 1 16B Zane Devault 5 4 44 Chris Martin 6 13 24 Garet Williamson 7 9 28M Conner Morrell 8 14 5T Ryan Timms 9 10 28F Davie Franek 10 19 22 Connor Leoffler 11 2 1X Brent Crews 12 18 43 Terry Witherspoon 13 7 27 Carson McCarl 14 11 70 Nick Tucker 15 21 66 Chase Dunham 16 16 20B Cody Bova 17 24 7E Eric Gunderson 18 DNF 12 33W Mike Walter II 19 DNF 17 4 Danny Smith 20 DNF 23 28 Jeff Willingham 21 DNF 15 W20 Greg Wilson 22 DNF 5 3 Todd Gracey 23 DNF 20 10 Terry Gray 24 DNF 22 3(43) Shawn Murray USCS2/21



  • Selinsgrove Speedway PA)The 75th anniversary season of auto racing at Selinsgrove Speedway is set to get underway in one month when the Short Track Super Series modified circuit hits the track for the oval opener on March 20. And the entire season at Selinsgrove Speedway will be laced with special events that give a shout out to the commemorative 75th milestone. Central PA 2/21

  • World of Outlaws)As we inch closer to the start of the 2021 racing season, PST President Mike Emhof is continuing to make the final touches for this season's A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour season. For the first time since 2014, the Patriot Sprint Tour is now set to return to Utica Rome Speedway on Sunday, September 5, an event that will pay $3,000 to the winner and $300 just to take the green. It was a few weeks ago that it was announced that Brett Deyo, the current promoter at the Fonda Speedway, would be taking over the Vernon, NY speed plant in 2021. World of Outlaws 2/21

  • CRASH PAD)OK, LET’S BE HONEST! Who among us called Punxsutawney Phil Groundhog prognosticator a LIAR? Well, it certainly looks like the hibernating, sharp incisor equipped ball of fat and fur was correct when he predicted six more weeks of winter. But there is a silver lining to the delay of the start of racing season. You now have the opportunity to put the finishing touches on your preparations. And that is the perfect time to get and install your Crash Pad seat insert kit! Help Reduce Your Risk of Spinal Injury all season long with this simple and very effective product. Go to to read about it and buy online, there, or from one of our many Dealers. If you need to be convinced, call Denny at 717-235-7250. 2/21

Saturday February 20th


 I'm not a role model... Just because I dunk a basketball doesn't mean I should raise your kids. Charles Barkley



  • Kings of Thunder)Hanford CA...1 2 17W Shane Golobic 2 3 21 Carson Macedo 3 5 83 Tim Kaeding 4 10 41 Dominic Scelzi 5 6 37 Mitchell Faccinto 6 12 5V Colby Copeland 7 14 7C Justyn Cox 8 8 38B Blake Carrick 9 16 33 Tucker Worth 10 4 83T Tanner Carrick 11 1 46JR Joel Myers 12 17 69 Bud Kaeding 13 21 01 Mitchel Moles 14 13 5H Michael Faccinto 15 9 41X Corey Day 16 18 88A Joey Ancona 17 23 67G Grant Duinkerken 18 20 22 Keith Day Jr. 19 11 36 Craig Stidham 20 15 2B Brooklyn Holland 21 24 1B Chelsea Blevins 22 19 19 Colby Thornhill 23 7 56 Willie Croft 24 22 10F Jared Faria 2/20

  • Western Racesaver)Hanford CA...1 4 Brooklyn Holland 2 9 Grant Champlin 3 7 Ryan Delisle 4 8 Kyle Rasmussen 5 3 Austin Warmerdam 6 6 Blaine Fagundes 7 12 Sean Quinn 8 2 Ryan Rocha 9 13 Brad Hohlbauch 10 14 Tyler Gray 11 1 Richard Weddle 12 11 Brandon Stidham 13 15 Connor Danell 14 5 Brandon Emmett 15 10 Chris Stevens 16 16 Caden Stoll 2/20

  • ASCS SW)Making a late-race charge to keep his Saturday perfect, California’s Justin Sanders wheeled the Bob Ream owned No. 8 to victory with the ASCS Southwest Region at Central Arizona Speedway. Justin’s second trip to Victory Lane with the Arizona-based tour, the first 19 laps saw the field chasing New Mexico’s Wes Wofford. Riding third the opening 11 circuits to the No. 115, Nick Parker's misfortune was Sanders advantage. Working through mid-race cautions, the No. 8 shot to the lead on Lap 20 and proceeded to gap the field by 3.678-seconds. ASCS 2/20

  • ASCS Desert)Taking the first checkered flag of the season with the San Tan Ford ASCS Desert Non-Wing Series, Joshua Shipley punched his ticket for Victory Lane Saturday night at Arizona Speedway. Shipley’s seventh triumph with the series, the Surprise, Ariz. driver was undefeated all night with his Heat Race win coming from sixth before leading start to finish in the A-Feature.ASCS2/20

  • USCS)Milton FL...1 2 72 Tim Shaffer 2 5 M1 Mark Smith 3 1 24 Garet Williamson 4 9 22 Connor Leoffler 5 11 16B Zane Devault 6 13 10C Paulie Colagiovanni 7 4 20B Cody Bova 8 7 4 Danny Smith 9 14 W20 Greg Wilson 10 19 27 Carson McCarl 11 12 44 Chris Martin 12 16 5T Ryan Timms 13 20 28F Davie Franek 14 21 28M Conner Morrell 15 17 70 Nick Tucker 16 DNF 3 66 Chase Dunham 17 DNF 10 33W Mike Walter II 18 DNF 15 29 Kyle Amerson 19 DNF 22 43 Terry Witherspoon 20 DNF 8 22S Slater Helt 21 DNF 18 10 Terry Gray 22 DNF 6 3 Todd Gracey USCS2/20

  • Showtime Speedway FL)LJ Grimm proved his January 30 non-wing sprint car victory at Showtime Speedway was no fluke after he captured yet another non-wing victory Saturday night at Showtime Speedway. Grimm, who set fast time in qualifications with a lap of 13.770, drew a 4 for the inversion. Grimm wasted no time at the drop of the green and quickly settled into the second position behind early race leader Sport Allen. Race Results 2/20



  • CRSA)The future stars of sprint car racing in the Northeast- the Super Gen Products CRSA Sprints will be putting 2020 completely in the rearview mirror come 2021 and will have little reason or time to look back. A COVID-19-affected season that only featured 4 series points shows had been largely upgraded with a 2021 schedule that initially included 12 races. As of this past week- that total has grown to 15 with the addition of 2 tour dates at Brett Deyo’s new promotional effort at Utica-Rome Speedway and an additional date at Ronnie Ford’s Afton Speedway. Press Releases 2/20

  • World of Outlaws)World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Cotton Bowl Speedway officials are postponing the Feb. 26-27 “Texas Two-Step” due to a State of Emergency in Texas as the state works to recover from its winter weather disaster. New dates and a revised spring schedule will be announced soon. Those who have already purchased tickets to the race at Cotton Bowl can use those tickets for the rescheduled dates. Once the new dates are announced, those unable to make it to the rescheduled dates will have the opportunity to request a refund.World of Outlaws 2/20

  • RacinBoys)The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network has partnered with the upstart Midwest Wingless Racing Association to live stream most of its 2021 racing schedule. The non-wing sprint car series has a slate of approximately 20 races at a dozen tracks throughout the Midwest and the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network plans to offer live video from almost all of the events. Press Releases 2/20

  • USAC)Driver Cole Bodine, along with Clauson Marshall Newman Racing and Driven2SaveLives, an Indiana Donor Network Program, will compete in select USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car races in 2021. Bodine (Rossville, Ind.), who has been behind the wheel of a midget for Clauson Marshall Racing in select races since 2018 and ran full-time with the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets for CMR in 2020, finishing 10th in points, will also continue to drive the Driven2SaveLives No. 39BC midget. USAC 2/20


  • Toowoomba Speedway AU)1 #22 Jock Goodyer 2 #7 Lachlan McHugh 3 #17 Luke Oldfield 4 #Q27 Cody Maroske 5 #2 Brent Kratzmann 6 #07 Aaron Kelly 7 #91 Taylor Prosser 8 #21 Nicholas Whell 9 #55 Jayden Peacock 10 #46 Dylan Menz 11 #88 Ryan McNamara 12 #14 Mark Pholi 13 #84 Steve Greer 14 #NQ54 Richard Morgan 15 #90 Anthony Lambert 16 #53 Jessie Attard 17 #57 Matthew Dumesny 18 #N45 Jai Stephenson 19 #78 Andrew Corbet 20 #Q54 Randy Morgan 2/20

  • Murray Bridge Speedway AU)Wingless Sprints...1 #S5 Joel Chadwick 2 #S16 Joel Heinrich 3 #V14 Glenn Watts 4 #S2 Jake Ashworth 5 #S36 Ryan Alexander 6 #N5 Mark Blyton 7 #VX14 Harry Ross 8 #VX50 Luke Weel 9 #V36 Ashley Cook 10 #S11 Tyson Martin 11 #V67 Christopher Halesworth 12 #S91 Brent Fox 13 #V77 Alex Ross 14 #S23 Jack McCarthy 15 #S50 Jordon Bolitho 16 #V95 Geoff Cook 17 #S8 Darryl Sloan 18 #S10 William Caruso 19 #S67 Jacob Childs 20 #N45 Troy Carey 2/20

  • Perth Motorplex AU)1 #3 Callum Williamson 2 #41 Daniel Harding 3 #26 David Priolo 4 #14 Jason Pryde 5 #79 Kris Coyle 6 #42 Ben Butcher 7 #2 Dayne Kingshott 8 #55 Darren Mewett 9 #22 Cameron Mckenzie 10 #96 Aldo De Paoli 11 #94 Matthew Cross 12 #11 Jason Kendrick 13 #60 Kaiden Manders 14 #77 Bradley Maiolo 15 #9 AJ Nash 16 #25 Taylor Milling 17 #8 Andrew Priolo 18 #17wx George Eaton 19 #18 Trevor Jolly 20 #15 Trevor Reynolds 21 #57 Shaun Bradford 2/20

  • Maddington Toyota Series AU)Callum Williamson won an epic sprintcar feature race at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night in a race that tested both drivers and crews as they raced into uncharted te2/20rritory. He claimed the Big Chap 57 race as part of the Ampol Legends night that paid tribute to the late Noel Bradford, who famously campaigned the 57. Race Results 2/20

Friday February 19th


 To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge. Nicolaus Copernicus



  • Selinsgrove Speedway PA)Selinsgrove Speedway has partnered with SprintCarUnlimited.TV to offer live Pay-Per-View coverage of 11 big events at the historic oval during this upcoming 75th anniversary season. Management inked the deal with SprintCarUnlimited.TV/DirtTrackDigest.TV on Friday. After years of streaming modified events in the Northeast, DirtTRackDigest.TV recently announced a partnership with to branch out in the Pay-Per-View streaming media forum into the sprint car racing market. Central PA2/19

  • ASCS)Broadcasting worldwide for the 12th consecutive year, the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour is pleased to announce 13 nights of action will be featured on the MAVTV Motorsports Network in 2021. ASCS 2/19

  • ASCS Desert)Kicking off their 2021 season this Saturday at Arizona Speedway, the San Tan Ford ASCS Desert Non-Wing Series will begin their fifth year of competition and third under the ASCS banner.  ASCS 2/19

  • ASCS SW)Looking to kick off the 2021 season this Saturday, February 20, the ASCS Southwest Region will head for the high-banks of the Central Arizona Speedway in Casa Grande, Ariz. for the first time since 2019.  ASCS 2/19

  • Sprint Car Unlimited)Cold temperatures and bad weather have made it difficult for promoters to finish offseason upgrades and projects at racetracks in the Northeast. General Manager Kolten Gouse and his crew are dealing with the same issues. The upside is that Gouse has been able to make behind-the-scenes decisions that are important for the upcoming season.

  • Brady Bacon)Brady Bacon kicked off his USAC National Sprint Car defense in strong fashion by racing to a pair of strong finishes in last weekend’s “Winter Dirt Games” at Ocala, Florida’s Bubba Raceway Park. “The Macho Man” advanced eight positions aboard the Hoffman Racing Fatheadz Eyewear No. 69 in both the Thursday and Friday night features, rallying from 12th to fourth in the Thursday night opener and then from tenth to second in Friday night’s 30-lapper. Press Releases 2/19

  • Maddington Toyota Series)It’s getting to the business end of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series championship. Only three rounds remain - the Big Chap 57 at the Perth Motorplex this Saturday night, followed by twin feature races at Bunbury Speedway the following Saturday night, February 27. And the race to crown a new series champion is going to go down to the wire. Press Releases 2/19

  • World of Outlaws)Since the dawn of the Outlaws at Devil’s Bowl in ’78, Californians have been a constant staple with The Greatest Show on Dirt. Now, for the first time in 16 years, there’s a new man sitting on the mountaintop above California’s 28 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series winners.

  • Tim Kaeding)With racing action set to begin in California in the coming weeks, Bates-Hamiton Racing is pleased to announce that San Jose, CA pilot, Tim Kaeding will return to the seat of the No. 42x machine in 2021 for his fourth season as the team will turn its main focus to the King of the West Schedule. Press Releases 2/19

  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)After a disappointing weekend last weekend losing a series round the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series is returning to Timmis Speedway, Mildura next Saturday night, 27th February. This will be the second round of the Flocon Moonshine Masters mini-series being held at Timmis this season. With $2K on the line for the winner it is vital that teams in the running have good results and collect more A Main points. Points are based on the A Main only for the 3 shows at Mildura. Press Releases 2/19

  • USAC)Chase Randall has announced he will compete for Rookie of the Year honors with the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget tour in the 2021 season for Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports as the Texas driver and the Arizona based team will each contest the full schedule for the first time. Randall (Waco, Texas) competed for the team in the first two events of the season earlier this month at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., currently standing 12th in points following feature finishes of 22nd and 15th in his first two outings. USAC 2/19

  • In Pursuit of the Golden Driller)Greg Stephens Motor Sport Video...In 2014, I produced a video called "In Pursuit of the Golden Driller". It is the first 24 years of Chili Bowl A-mains. It was never offered for sale to the public. I only sold a few in Tulsa in 2015 and 16. The 5 DVD set sold for $40. I have recently digitized, re-edited, color corrected and put them together in files and they are now available to purchase. There are 4 separate files, Pursuit 1 includes 87-93. Pursuit 2 contains 94-99. Pursuit 3 contains 00-04 and Pursuit 4 has 05-00. Each file is 2 Hours or longer in length. These files are not available in DVD format. You will be able to download them to your home computer, laptop or to your smart phone or tablet. Pursuit 1 contains wins by Vogler, Hatton, Sammy(2), Heydenreich, McSpadden and Blaney. Pursuit 2 has wins by Hillenburg, Beechler, Boat, Sammy(2) and Boorse. On Pursuit 3 you get to see wins by Kruseman(2), Jay Drake, Stewart and Boorse. Pursuit 4 includes victories by Hines, McCreadie, Stewart, Gardner, Sammy's 5th and Kevin's 1st. You can purchase any one for $7 or the entire set for $24. Email me at "" for info on ordering. 2/19

Thursday February 18th


 Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today. Mark Twain



  • Column)Ron Rodda has Silver Dollar Speedway news in From the Grandstand 2/18

  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)Covid is again playing havoc with racing on the West Coast. On Wednesday afternoon, the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series announced that it was canceling the entire early season western swing through California, Arizona, and Nevada. That included the March 20th date at Perris Auto Speedway that also featured the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and the PAS Senior Sprints. Later that day, long time promoter Don Kazarian announced the postponement of the March 6th LKQ Pick Your Part Night of Destruction and the March13th PASSCAR Stock Car Series/IMCA Modified race. Press Releases 2/18

  • Sprint Car Unlimited)Trail-Way Speedway inks four-race deal with SprintCarUnlimited.TV for 2021 2/18

  • USCS)Southern Raceway in Milton, Florida will host two of its most exciting and certainly most high-speed events of 2021 for their season opener this coming weekend on Saturday at 5:30pm and Sunday at 2:00pm when, the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars return to the high banked one-third mile clay oval to contest rounds #3 and #4 of the 2021 version of the 12-race USCS Winter Heat Series presented by Engler Machine and Tool.

  • RUSH)RUSH's main objective has always been to keep people racing with true "cost containment" technical rules packages surrounded by valuable championship programs; the combination seems to be working as the Series continues to attract an extremely diversified group of racers whose numbers exceed well over 600 throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, and 2021 will be no different. Press Releases 2/18

  • USAC)The 2021 USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship schedule is highlighted by, not just one, but two trips to the east in the coming season, first in April, then again with the 14th edition of Eastern Storm in the month of June. The foray to PA April 22-25 is new to the calendar, and will thus, have a new name that will christen the four-race weekend which will all be held within the confines of the state of Pennsylvania - "Keystone Invasion." USAC 2/18

  • USAC)Brian Carber has teamed with Hayward Motorsports to compete in selected events throughout the 2021 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget season starting with the pairing's first outing in the April 9-10 T-Town Midget Showdown at Tulsa, Oklahoma's Port City Raceway. USAC 2/18

  • USCS)Race Fans!...Get the USCS Winter Series LIVE STREAM...Even if you can't be there to smell the methanol, you can catch the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint cars & the USCS 600 Mini Sprints plus the Outlaw Midget Series plus more! competing for two-days in the USCS "Battle at the Beach" Winter Nationals and the 2021 USCS Winter Heat Series Rounds #3 and #4 at Southern Raceway, Milton, Florida LIVE STREAM via the LIVE pay-per-view video stream at Just Dirt Productions on Saturday, February 20th at 5:00pm CST and Sunday, February 21st at 2:00pm CST from Southern Raceway. Milton, For all details about how to join in please just follow the link below and plan your watch party! 2/18

Wednesday February 17th


 Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. Michael Jordan



  • Column)Pat & Bruce Eckel have notes from the multiple rainouts that occurred on their last day in Florida. A Typical Weekend 2/17

  • World of Outlaws)State and local restrictions, due to the pandemic, have forced the cancellation of the Spring West Coast Swing, providing new dates for Magnolia Motor Speedway and The Rev, along with soon-to-be-announced dates for new events. World of Outlaws 2/17

  • RUSH)If there is one word that describes the Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, it’s “growth”, and as the 2021 season draws near that term correctly describes RUSH. It is expected that over 40 new racers will compete in 2021 throughout the RUSH Series including Late Models, Sprint Cars, Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Mods, and the new Stock Cars! The RUSH Karting Series, which was launched in 2020, is also encompassed under the expanding RUSH umbrella and is expected to grow in 2021. RUSH also provides the engine sealing process on all crate engines at Jennerstown (PA) Speedway, a track that has continued to expand its crate engine presence. All told RUSH racers will by vying for well over $250,000 in cash and valuable product, the highest in Series history! Press Releases 2/17



  • Showtime Speedway FL)The early version of the expected entry list for next weekend’s $5.000-to-win “2nd annual Dave Steele World Non Wing Sprint Car Championship 125” at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, Florida was today revealed by Social Media site Pavement Ponders. The February 26-27 race will be governed by 2020 Little 500 rules. To date, the entry list shows nearly 20 cars confirmed and is steadily trending upward as we inch closer to the race date. Additional teams have confirmed to Pavement Pounders that they intend to announce their participation in the coming days, although they have not yet, for a variety of reasons. Press Releases 2/17

  • Premier Speedway AU)Following todays announcement that the Five-Day Lockdown in Victoria will be completed as of 11.59pm this evening, Premier Speedway will once again be in full preparation mode for Saturday February 27, when the Chittick’s Bakery Sprintcar Showdown takes place at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool. Press Releases 2/17

  • Sun Prairie WI/SLS Promotions)Due to unforeseen circumstances in relation to alcohol licensing requirements with local government officials, the previously announced agreement between Hans Lein/SLS Promotions and Angell Park Speedway for the 2021 race season will not be able to take place. After much deliberation, it was mutually agreed upon that both parties will step away from the original partnership. 2/17

  • Lincoln Speedway PA)Lincoln Speedway was forced to postpone their annual Ice Breaker due to the forces of Mother Nature. With the low temperatures and snow already on the ground with more forecasted to come, track officials made the decision to delay racing at the speedway until next weekend. “We know that fans and race teams look forward to the Ice Breaker all off-season, there’s nothing better than seeing the shiny new racecars on the track for the first time.” said General Manager, Jerry Parrish. “Everyone at Lincoln Speedway is excited to get the season started, and we look forward to getting the Ice Breaker in as soon as Mother Nature cooperates.” Central PA 2/17

  • Greg Wilson)Greg Wilson had planned to make his 410ci winged sprint car season debut this weekend with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. Mother Nature had other plans as the series was forced to postpone. Wilson and his Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics and DNC Hydraulics supported team are now heading to Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla., with the USCS Series on Friday and Saturday. Press Releases 2/17

  • Speed Sport)Kerry Madsen Races Ahead With Sense Of Gratitude

  • Checkered Past)Kevin Eckert has, Outlaws do Daytona 2/17

Tuesday February 16th

                     I did a terrible job of composing myself. I was a spoiled brat from Long Island who benefited from the energy of New York. John McEnroe



  • World of Outlaws)The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader weekend at Magnolia Motor Speedway and The Rev is postponed and new dates will be announced this week. Magnolia Motor Speedway, in Columbus, MS, and The Rev, in Monroe, LA, initially scheduled for this weekend (Friday, Feb. 19, and Saturday, Feb. 20), have experienced extreme winter weather, projected to continue throughout the weekend, forcing the postponement.World of Outlaws 2/16

  • World of Outlaws)The World of Outlaws Bash and Throwdown at Bristol Motor Speedway in April will be invite-only for drivers looking to compete in any of the four divisions. 2/16

  • Gas City I-69 Speedway IN)To discourage the need for the chemical altering of tires and to keep the competition as equal as possible, seven Indiana sprint car tracks have mutually agreed to modify their respective track tire rules for the 2021 season. After careful consideration, the promoters agreed to allow an additional right-rear tire to be used by their 410 non-wing sprint car competitors. The tire choices will be the Hoosier 105/16.0-15 medium or the recently approved Hoosier H15 softer compound tire. Press Releases 2/16

  • Paul Nienhiser)Turning his attention to USAC in 2021, Paul Nienhiser kicked his rookie campaign off with the USAC National Sprint Car Series over the weekend in Ocala, FL and was pleased to make both feature events against the start studded field. Press Releases 2/16

  • POWRi)MAVTV Motorsports Network is committed to showcasing grassroots racing in America. To further that commitment, MAVTV has announced it will be the exclusive home for POWRi Racing and all of its series’ in 2021. POWRi Racing brings a powerful brand of open-wheel racing to MAVTV, including its Lucas Oil National Midgets, WAR Sprints, and its Outlaw Micro Sprints. In all, 62 POWRi Racing events will enjoy coverage across the MAVTV Motorsports Network. Press Releases 2/16

  • USAC)AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Coordinator Tony Jones has announced that season opening March 12th and 13th events have been moved to The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park (KCRP). Originally scheduled at Canyon Speedway Park, local health department orders regarding the Covid-19 Coronavirus forced officials to cancel the Peoria, Arizona shows. Once notified, Jones looked for options and the agreement was reached with KCRP management.USAC 2/16

Monday February 15th

                     Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open. John Barrymore



  • Champion Racing Oil/ Central PA Sprint Cars)112 dates on the 2021 schedule for the Champion Racing Oil/ Central PA Sprint Cars. Season fires off this Saturday at 2pm at Lincoln Speedway weather permitting. Champion Racing Oil/ Central PA Sprints 2/15

  • Garet Williamson)Garet Williamson will tackle his World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series debut this weekend. The Bryant Paver Motorsports driver, who is heading into his second year as a full-time Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competitor, is adding select 410ci winged sprint car shows to his schedule in 2021 for the first time. The initial opportunity is this Friday at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., and Saturday at The Rev in Monroe, La. Press Releases 2/15

  • Champion Oil)Champion, a top-tier racing motor oil manufacturer for over 65 years, recently announced a Racing Contingency Program for specifically Off-Road Competition and Racing in North America. Press Releases 2/15

  • David Gravel)A pair of new tracks are on tap for David Gravel this weekend. The Big Game Motorsports driver heads to Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on Friday and The Rev in Monroe, La., on Saturday. It will be the first career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event at both tracks. Press Releases 2/15

  • The Showdown)Race teams and race fans can start making plans to attend a marquee week of racing this summer. THE SHOWDOWN features six races in seven nights - including the final five with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series - split between Huset's Speedway and Jackson Motorplex, which is located approximately an hour east in Jackson, Minn. Press Releases 2/15

  • Column)Joseph Terrell has his next column which looks ahead to the 2021 California winged sprint car season and also has some 2021 predictions for the state.The West Coast Sprint Car Scene2/15

  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi is embarking upon a California-focused schedule in 2021. There will only be a select number of races outside of his home state and after earning a trio of top 10s during his season-opening tripleheader in Arizona last month, Scelzi kicks off his campaign in California this Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford. Press Releases 2/15




  • Acme Trading)New sprint car die cast coming this year from Acme TradingNew sprint car molds in 1:18 and 1:64. Announcement with teams coming soon. First production to land in September, sooner for 1:64. 2/15

  • POWRi)Owners, Flea Ruzic and Steve Reynolds with Team Ripper finished the 2020 race season on some high notes, but they aren’t done yet. As the beginning of the season approaches, teams and drivers and gearing up to dominate another year with the POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget Leagues. With a little over 40 races scheduled for the 2021 race season, consistent runs and top finishes are what the drivers and teams strive for to lock up the Championship at the end of the season. Press Releases 2/15

  • Lincon Speedway PA)The 2021 racing season is slated to kick-off at Lincoln Speedway later this week. Fans across the country and around the globe can tune in to catch the best of the PA Posse as they start the season on dirt track racing’s premier streaming service, FloRacing. The partnership between Lincoln and FloRacing will continue through the 2025 racing season. Central PA 2/15

Sunday February 14th

                     Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. Jack Benny



  • Photos)Loads of shots by Hein Brothers from Bubba Raceway Park USAC sprints Friday are in SpeedShotz  2/14

  • SSSS)Troy DeCaire would not be denied a second consecutive Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series 2021 victory Saturday night despite the loss of power steering in the closing laps of his victory at 417 Southern Speedway. Race Results 2/14

  • Western Springs Speedway NZ)Midgets...1 #1NZ Michael Pickens 2 #10A Brad Mosen 3 #17A Ryan Baker 4 #22A James Earl 5 #7M Travis Buckley 6 #99A Nathan Howard 7 #85A Ben Cometti 8 #25M Aaron Hodgson 9 #43A Matt Watson 10 #12A Morgan McHugh 11 #78A Kent Palmer 12 #98A Ryan O'Connor 13 #67A Breyton Davison 14 #33A James Cossey 15 #15A Carl Worboys 16 #46A Craig Jeffries 2/14

  • Archerfield Speedway AU)1 #7 Lachlan McHugh 2 #T22 Jock Goodyer 3 #17 Luke Oldfield 4 #53 Jessie Attard 5 #07 Aaron Kelly 6 #27 Cody Maroske 7 #48 Jackson Delamont 8 #54 Randy Morgan 9 #65 Mitchell Gee 10 #59 Kevin Titman 11 #28 Allan Woods 12 #75 Darren Jensen 13 #Q2 Brent Kratzmann 14 #4 Brad Ayres 15 #10 Adam Butler 16 #33 Callum Walker 17 #12 Ben Hilder 18 #89 Dave Fanning 2/14

  • Archerfield Speedway AU)Wingless Sprints...1 #5 Mark Blyton 2 #2 Robert Mazzer 3 #95 Jayden O'Toole 4 #28 Paul Robinson 5 #91 James Barton 6 #22 Anthony Joyce 7 #3 Ian Milnes 8 #78 Steve Pilkington 9 #26 Paul Newcombe 10 #24 Scott Mortensen 11 #77 Michael Reid 12 #12 Ben Manson 13 #10 Chris Catchpole 14 #14 Ross Guy 15 #25 Marin Kusturin 16 #42 Shaun Knight 17 #81 Andrew Smith 18 #47 Lachie Robertson 19 #75 Timothy Harris

  • Archerfield Speedway AU)Midgets...1 #35 Michael Kendall 2 #V97 Kaidon Brown 3 #18 Nathan Mathers 4 #46 Chris Singleton 5 #3 Casey O'Connell 6 #37 Lachlan Paulger 7 #34 Mitchell Rooke 8 #43 Brendan Palmer 9 #91 Rob Stewart 10 #76 Reid Mackay 11 #6 Darren Vine 12 #36 Cal Whatmore 13 #66 Barry Gibbes 14 #16 Matt O'Neil 15 #88 Scott Jeynes 16 #11 Charlie Brown 17 #41 Jordan Mackay 18 #Q97 Corey Stothard 19 #81 Brad Dawson 2/14

  • Solo Hobart Speedway AU)1 #T 77 Shaun Dobson 2 #T 10 Luke Redpath 3 #T 35 Adrian Redpath 4 #T 55 Jamie Bricknell 5 #T 14 Mark House 6 #T 16 Adam Alexander 7 #T 19 Jack Crossin 8 #T 17 Jason Dawkins 9 #T 2 Scott Bissett 10 #T 6 Adam Garwood 11 #T 20 Tony Clasener 12 #T 5 Mahtia Bissett 13 #T 48 Nick Penno 14 #T 11 Jason Redpath 15 #T 4 Chase Redpath 2/14


  • World of Outlaws)In one month, The Greatest Show on Dirt invades The Valley of the Sun. Scheduled for Friday & Saturday, March 12-13, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will roll into town for a doubleheader weekend with the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown at Arizona Speedway. World of Outlaws 2/4

  • Thunder On The Hill)Way back in 1956, Oley, PA sprint car driver Tommy Hinnershitz mastered the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway to win the first ever USAC Sprint car show in Berks County. He not only won the first race, but repeated again in 1957 and 1958. Since that time, seventy-two USAC events graced Berks County, taking place at Reading as well as the Grandview Speedway. The USAC history at Reading continued until 1979 when the track closed. The roster of USAC winners at Reading is legendary and to name just a few who join Hinnershitz on the win list include A.J. Foyt, Johnny Thomson, Eddie Sachs, Jim Hurtibise, Roger McCluskey, Bobby Unser, Johnny Rutherford, Red Riegel, Greg Weld, Bruce Walkup, Larry Dickson, Gary Bettenhausen, Toby Tobias, Pancho Carter, Larry “Boom Boom” Cannon, Lee Osborne and Ronnie Shuman. Paul Pitzer won the USAC finale at Reading in 1979. Central PA 2/14

  • Sooner Sprint Series)The inaugural Sooner Sprint Series is set, but one late summer date has changed. Enid Speedway had booked the Sooner sprinters for August 7, but that date has been moved back two weeks to July 24 so as not to conflict with the Belleville Highbanks 305 Nationals. All other dates remain as originally scheduled. The 2021 season is set to open April 9 at Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas followed by a stop at Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada on April 10. The full schedule can be viewed at About the Sooner Sprint Series - The Sooner Sprint Series is owned and operated by Enid Speedway co-promotor and Sooner Late Model Series owner Mark Brill of Nicoma Park, Oklahoma. Sanctioning winged 360 2-barrel champ dirt / 305 sprint cars, the Sooner Sprint Series is focused on providing quality family entertainment and competitive racing action throughout Oklahoma and surrounding states. Keep abreast of what is happening with the Sooner Sprint Series: Website: Facebook: 2/14

Saturday February 13th

                     If you can walk away from a landing, it's a good landing. If you use the airplane the next day, it's an outstanding landing. Chuck Yeager



  • East Bay Raceway Park FL)The final night of the King of 360's has been canceled due to rain. 2/13

  • USAC)Saturday night's USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Winter Dirt Games XII finale at Bubba Raceway Park has been canceled due to overnight rain and forecasted showers throughout the evening. Kevin Thomas Jr. (Cullman, Ala.) and Justin Grant (Ione, Calif.) earned the first two victories of the season with the series on Thursday and Friday, respectively, at the Ocala, Fla. 3/8-mile dirt track. Grant was the high point man over the first two nights of the Winter Dirt Games Sprint Car events, which saw an event record total of 45 drivers participate. The USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars will resume competition on Saturday night, April 3, at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway. USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Justin Grant-153, 2-Kevin Thomas Jr.-142, 3-Brady Bacon-142, 4-Tanner Thorson-135, 5-C.J. Leary-122, 6-Kyle Cummins-109, 7-Jake Swanson-108, 8-Chris Windom-107, 9-Timmy Buckwalter-91, 10-Robert Ballou-91.2/13

  • Column)Pat & Bruce Eckel have their column from USAC sprints on Friday at Bubba Raceway Park where Justin Grant made a late race pass of Jake Swanson and fended off Brady Bacon and Buddy Kofoid to take the win.A Typical Weekend 2/13

  • Photos)More shots by Dick Ayers from Bubba Raceway Park USAC sprints Friday are in SpeedShotz  2/13

Friday February 12th

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



  • Photos)Shots by Steve Bischoff from East Bay Raceway Park King of 360's Friday and Dick Ayers& TWC Photos from Bubba Raceway Park USAC sprints Friday are in SpeedShotz  2/12

  • USAC) Sprints...Bubba Raceway Park FL Night 2...1 #4 Justin Grant 2 #69 Brady Bacon 3 #20K Buddy Kofoid 4 #19AZ Tanner Thorson 5 #77M C.J. Leary 6 #9K Kevin Thomas Jr. 7 #21AZ Jake Swanson 8 #7BC Tyler Courtney 9 #19 Chris Windom 10 #12 Robert Ballou 11 #5s Chase Stockon 12 #22 Chase Johnson 13 #61M Jadon Rogers 14 #28K Kory Schudy 15 #33M Matt Westfall 16 #20G Noah Gass 17 #7 Timmy Buckwalter 18 #6 Mario Clouser 19 #3R Kyle Cummins 20 #14AJ Davey Ray 21 #5N Paul Nienhiser 22 #57 Cole Bodine 23 #5 Dave Darland 24 #77 Stevie Sussex USAC2/12

  • East Bay Raceway Park FL)After a runner-up finish on opening night, “The Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer seemed determined to better his fates when the second night of the three-race “King of the 360s” series hit the track on Friday night. Shaffer prevailed by making a lap 11 pass on the backstretch, having exchanged the top spot on several occasions with fellow Pennsylvania racer Mark Smith.Race Results  2/12

  • Photos)Shots by Hein brothers from Bubba Raceway Park USAC sprints Thursday are in SpeedShotz  2/12


  • Champion Oil)The Champion 2021 Racing Contingency Program is an all-encompassing marketing program designed to link our Champion Motor Oils directly to regional and national racers in many sanctioned racing events in North America. The Champion Racing Oil Contingency Program includes motorsport racing events such as: The All-Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC), American Sprint Car Series (ASCS), World of Outlaws (WoO), United States Auto Club (USAC) and the International Motor Contest Association (IMCA). In addition, other popular series, but not limited to; Sprint Car Central PA, UMP, USCS, IRA, MLRA, NHRA, MARA, MARS, NMCA, NMRA, IHRA, Dirt Car Series, Rush Series and ESS Sprint Series. Press Releases 2/12

  • CRASH PAD)I, like most others, are buying more and more online. But, would you buy a pair of shoes online? I don’t think I would. Shoes are just one of those things that I personally want to put on and walk across the floor before I nod my head and lay my money on the counter. So, while everyone can buy their Crash Pad seat insert, that Reduces Your Risk of Spinal Injury, online at, it is completely understandable that some want to do some “touchy, feely” first. We are blessed to have an extensive network of Dealers that cover the continental US as well Canada and Australia that carry The Crash Pad. There’s a good chance you’ve dealt with one of them or frequent their location. Check out the DEALER tab on our website. Direct your questions to one of our Dealers or call me at 717-235-7250.2/12

  • Column)Pat & Buce Eckel have their column from Thursday and opening night of Winter Dirt Games XII from Bubba Raceway Park. Kevin Thomas Jr. snaps a 16 month winless streak in USAC National Sprint Cars dating back to October of 2019. Thomas won the non-stop 30 lap main event with a new track record of 7:45.762 in route to victory by almost three seconds over Justin Grant and Kyle Cummins.A Typical Weekend 2/12

  • POWRi)Marking the start of the 2021 racing season for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League will see the semi-banked quarter-mile dirt oval of Monarch Motor Speedway will host a two-day event of speed on Friday, March 19th, and Saturday, March 20th. Press Releases 2/12

  • Speed Sport)Toyota’s David Wilson Talks Sprint Car Engine Plans

Thursday February 11th

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas A. Edison



  • Photos)Shots by Steve Bischoff from East Bay Raceway Park FL Night 1 Ronald Laney Memorial King of 360's are in SpeedShotz  2/11

  • USAC)”We’re back and I ain’t going nowhere.” Those words from Kevin Thomas Jr. signaled a resounding stamp regarding his return to USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory lane for the first time in 16 months on Thursday night in the series’ season opener at Ocala, Florida’s Bubba Raceway Park. Thomas (Cullman, Ala.) corralled the lead from Kyle Cummins in traffic on the 14th circuit of the 30-lap feature and led the remaining 17 trips around the 3/8-mile dirt track to triumph for the 28th time with the USAC National Sprint Cars, tying himself with A.J. Foyt, Chris Windom, Don Branson, J.J. Yeley and Levi Jones for 16th on the all-time series win list. USAC 2/11

  • East Bay Raceway Park FL)Night 1 King of 360's...1 #24 Danny Martin Jr 2 #72 Tim Shaffer 3 #47H Dale Howard 4 #M1 Mark Smith 5 #47 Eric Riggins Jr 6 #24m Terry McCarl 7 #14B Brett Wright 8 #27w Tyler Gunn 9 #5s Max Stambaugh 10 #3c Cale Conley 11 #22 Connor Leoffler 12 #10G Terry Gray 13 #5k Jacob Karklin 14 #28F Davie Franek 15 #28m Conner Morrell 16 #3G Todd Gracey 17 #7B Ben Brown 18 #7c Phil Gressman 19 #83 Mark Reul Jr 20 #10 Paul Colagiovanni Jr 21 #71H Ryan Ruhl 22 #6 Dustin Gates 23 #99 Austin McCarl 24 #22s Slater Helt 25 #24w Garet Williamson Race Results2/11

  • Column)Joseph Terrell has his next column which looks at Skagit Speedways major World of Outlaw announcement and what it means for the event. Also  some west coast news and notes.The West Coast Sprint Car Scene  2/11

  • Column)Richard Golardi talks with Florida's Shane Butler in Florida Open Wheel2/11


  • Rico Abreu)Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu Racing (RAR) are pleased to announce that Derek Snyder of Self Made Racing and Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC will return to the RAR No. 24 as a prime partner in 2021. Snyder’s involvement with Rico Abreu Racing extends three seasons, accomplishing six victories during their most recent campaign including a $10,000 All Star Circuit of Champions score at Attica Raceway Park. Press Releases 2/11

  • Sye Lynch)An announcement four months in the making, Apollo, Pennsylvania’s Sye Lynch is pleased to unveil his plans for a full-on racing campaign during the 2021 season, made possible by long-time partner and dedicated supporter, Mosites Motorsports, as well as an all-new assembly of marketing partners including Missouri-based Fischer Body Shop and the Odessa, Texas headquartered Hollywood Blasting and Coating, made possible by Josh Baughman and Baughman Motorsports. Press Releases 2/11

Wednesday February 10th

                                   I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. Thomas A. Edison



  • Column)Pat & Bruce Eckel have their column from Bubba Raceway Park on Monday evening for the USAC National Midget series. Thomas Meseraull led wire to wire but not with constant pressure from Chris Windom and Buddy Kofoid. A Typical Weekend 2/10

  • POWRi WAR)Beginning his racing career in 2012, at the age of 7 years old, Odessa Missouri’s Xavier Doney would cut his teeth among the quarter-midget racing-ranks over the next few seasons by quickly racking up the hardware. Making the transition into micro sprints in 2017, Doney immediately became a prominent front-runner. Finishing fifth in the restricted class at the Tulsa Shootout in 2018, Doney would gain the hard charger award in Tulsa the following year. Then, in 2020 Doney flexed his driving might by rounding out the podium, in both the wing and non-wing races, at Sweet Springs Motor Complex’s yearly Show-Me Showdown. Press Releases 2/10

  • POWRi)Memorial Weekend at “The Lake” will receive a boost of adrenaline in 2021 with the Inaugural running of the Lake Ozark Speedway Memorial Weekend Sprint and Midget Nationals presented by The Drivers Project. Featuring the exciting racing action of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour and the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League with a guaranteed purse above $70,000 on the line over the three-day event. Press Releases 2/10

  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series is returning to Nyora Raceway this Saturday night, February 13th. “We are excited to go back to Nyora and have to thank the Committee for making this happen at relatively short notice. After the announcement that Heartland Raceway was not going to open this season we needed to find another venue to complete our calendar. So after discussions with Mat Eastham from Victory Lane Racegear the Committee at Nyora was approached and made it happen.Press Releases 2/10

  • Western Midget Racing)Western Midget Racing will be presented by Mike Peckfelder at Masters Design and Construction for the 2021 season, the series announced today. The WMR presented by Masters Design and Construction has also gained support from Rick Young at RAMS Racing and Rockwell Security for the upcoming season. The sponsorships will go towards a $1,000 to win point fund for the series champion and $3,000 in cash prizes for the new Road Warrior Awards. Press Releases 2/10

  • East Bay Raceway Park FL)King of 360's practice...1 #47 Eric Riggins Jr 2 #72 Tim Shaffer 3 #24 Danny Martin Jr 4 #28m Connor Morrell 5 #27 Carson McCarl 6 #M1 Mark Smith 7 #24m McCarl Terry 8 #3c Cale Conley 9 #3G Todd Gracey 10 #89 Robbie Stillwaggon 11 #7c Phil Gressman 12 #5s Max Stambaugh 13 #10G Terry Gray 14 #20B Cody Bova 15 #3 Denny Peebles 16 #44 Chris Martin 17 #5T Ryan Timms 18 #61 Will Hull 19 #71H Ryan Ruhl 20 #18J RJ Jacobs 21 #22 Connor Leoffler 22 #24w Garet Williamson 23 #28F Davie Franek 24 #10 Paul Caolgiovahan Jr 25 #7B Ben Brown 26 #6 Dustin Gates 27 #116 Nick Snyder 28 #20 Brandon Grubaugh 29 #27w Tyler Gunn 30 #67 Justin Whittall 31 #5K Jacob Karklin 32 #33w Walter II Michael 33 #88N Frank Neill 34 #22s Helt Slater 35 #14B Brett Wright 36 #89B Frank Beck 37 #21m Adam Cruea 38 #2 Dylan Opdahl 2/10

  • USAC)Chris Windom recorded the fastest lap in Wednesday night's USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car practice session at Bubba Raceway Park, in preparation for three-straight nights of racing for the series at the 3/8-mile dirt track in Ocala, Fla., part of Winter Dirt Games XII. Windom (Canton, Ill.) notched the only sub-14 second lap of the night at 13.984 sec. in his Hayward Motorsports/NOS Energy Drink - B & H Contractors - AMSOIL/DRC/Claxton Mopar, fastest among the 44 cars on the grounds, 42 of which took time. USAC 2/10

  • Brent Marks)CJB Motorsports continued their fun in the sun with five nights of action in Florida this past week. On Tuesday, February 2nd, the team competed with the Ollies Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Fl. Marks timed in 5th, finished 4th in his heat race and 9th in the feature. Press Releases 2/10

  • OpenRed)The “Big Three” of the Outlaws sat down one-on-one with Nick about their thoughts on the 2021 season. Hear it all on Open Red, the official podcast of the World of Outlaws! 2/10

  • DirTrackr)New DIRTRACKR Conversations Episode: Drew Warner Being a crew chief on a race team is a difficult job. Not only is it on them to make setup calls and work with the driver, they are also responsible for building cars, managing team members, and getting the team from track to track. One guy who's been successful as a crew chief at an early age is Drew Warner. In his early 20's, Warner bursted on to the national scene in 2018 as the head wrench for Rico Abreu, with the duo teaming up to win the Ironman 55 at Pevely and the Gold Cup with the World of Outlaws. These days, Warner is the crew chief for California's DJ Netto and his number 88N Netto Ag team, and he joins the show this week to chat about being a young crew chief, working with different drivers, being responsible for cars and setups, and a lot more. Find the show on: 2/10

Tuesday February 9th

                                   I've had a remarkable life. I seem to be in such good places at the right time. You know, if you were to ask me to sum my life up in one word, gratitude. Carole King



  • Column)Richard Golardi has questions and answers with Carson Macedo Florida Open Wheel2/9

  • Photos)Shots by Hein Brothers from Bubba Raceway Park FL USAC Midgets final Monday are in  SpeedShotz 2/9

  • World of Outlaws)This weekend’s Nos Energy Drink Sprint Car Series events have been canceled.Frigid temperatures & excessive precipitation have shuttered Friday’s race at Dixie Speedway GA and Saturday’s show at Talladega AL.World of Outlaws 2/9

  • Rico Abreu)Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu Racing (RAR) are pleased to announce that Derek Snyder of Self Made Racing and Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC will return to the RAR No. 24 as a prime partner in 2021. Snyder’s involvement with Rico Abreu Racing extends three seasons, accomplishing six victories during their most recent campaign including a $10,000 All Star Circuit of Champions score at Attica Raceway Park. Press Releases 2/9

  • USAC)Eight past Winter Dirt Games feature winners are set for the battle to commence when the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season launches Feb. 11-12-13 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. A dedicated practice night for the Sprint Cars is scheduled for Wednesday night, Feb. 10 from 6-9 pm ET at the 3/8-mile D-shaped dirt track. Forty-four cars are projected to compete in the three-night event, representing 14 different states. The record for the most cars to participate in a single Winter Dirt Games USAC AMSOIL National Sprint event is 34 on Feb. 20, 2014. USAC2/9

  • Aaron Reutzel)Over the weekend, Aaron Reutzel got his Rookie campaign with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series underway as he picked up a sixth-place finish during Friday night’s opener before charging from 25th to 10th during Sunday’s feature. Press Releases 2/9

  • Tanner Carrick)Returning to the seat of a Keith Kunz Midget towards the end of the 2020 season, Tanner Carrick was back with the familiar team to kick the 2021 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series season off over the weekend in Ocala, FL where the Lincoln, CA driver would hard charge his way to a couple of Top-10 finishes. Press Releases 2/9

  • Jason Sides)Jason Sides made progress throughout the three nights he contested at the 50 th annual DIRTcar Nationals last week. The season-opening event at Volusia Speedway Park began on a high note as Sides qualified fifth quickest to open the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions show last Wednesday. A fourth-place finish in a heat race locked him into a dash and a runner-up result gave him the third starting spot for the main event. Press Releases 2/9

  • Greg Wilson)Greg Wilson earned a podium result during his season-opening weekend for the first time since 2009. Wilson guided his Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics and DNC Hydraulics backed team to a seventh-place showing last Friday and a third-place run on Saturday during a USCS Series doubleheader at Hendry County Motorsports Park. Press Releases 2/9

  • ASCS)The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network is gearing up for its 30th season of competition, and with the start of the 2021 run to the National Tour Championship comes a change in broadcast viewing options to a dual streaming platform. ASCS 2/9



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