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FINAL 11/5/16
1. 27 Greg Hodnett 2154 19
2. 48 Danny Dietrich 1570 8
3. 1 Lucas Wolfe 1218 4
4. 21 Brian Montieth 1048 6
5. 19M Brent Marks 1015 4
6. 87 Alan Krimes 890 2
7. 69K Lance Dewease 835 10
8. 07 Doug Esh 799 3
9. 51s Stevie Smith 784 4
10. 94 Ryan Smith 653 1
11. 51 Freddie Rahmer 618 2
12. 25 Aaron Ott 603 2
13. 3z Brock Zearfoss 545 2
14. 11c Cory Haas 513
15 52 Austin Hogue 395 1

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KO's Indiana Bullring Scene Kevin Oldham 2/1 BillW's Knoxville News Bill Wright 11/19 Hoosier Race Report Danny Burton (IN) 12/18
Florida Open Wheel Richard Golardi 2/21 Tri-State Outlook Duane Hancock (OH/IN/MI) 10/11 Sprint Car Notes Gaye Carmichael 9/26
Dirt Divas Camisha Miller 7/22

From the Grandstand Ron Rodda (CA) 2/8

A Typical Weekend Pat & Bruce Eckel 2/13


WoO Sprints 2017 - less Shane Stewart and Paul McMahan who missed the photo op?  Paul Arch   Click image for larger view

David Gravel won the DIRTCar Nationals points and the big bronze gator.   Steve Bischoff

Shane Stewart running his Larson/Marks sprinter during heat race action at Volusia during the Double Header event. Dennis Krieger Imagery/WoO  Click image for larger view


2017-02-19 Volusia WoO Double Winner Donny Schatz PAUL ARCH PHOTO

Donny Schatz swept the day winning both afternoon and evening World of Outlaw shows at Volusia FL.Paul Arch


Jason Johnson does a wing dance after winning the first race of the year for the Craftsman World of Outlaws, at Volusia Speedway Park. Max Dolder photo


Donny Schatz and Chad Kemenah battle for the lead in the Feature, Sunday afternoon, where Schatz won the 30 Lap Feature. Dennis Krieger Imagery/WoO Click image for larger view


Dave Gravel with the CJB Motorsports crew wins the Arctic Cat Allstar 30 lap feature at Volusia Speedway Park Thur. night. Max Dolder photo


(TOP) The 30 lap World of Outlaw Sprint A-Main saw Jason Johnson (41) grabbing the lead position from the start of the race with Brian Brown (21) in hot pursuit during the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. (MIDDLE) Jason Johnson held down the lead position and literally out ran the competition as he blasts across the finish line. (BOTTOM) Enjoying the attention, Johnson holds his Gator Trophy while he poses for the many photographers in the race track winner circle...........ANOTHER HEIN BROTHERS' "ACTION" PHOTOGRAPH

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"We didn't change anything,I thought the car felt really good. I actually thought I could get to the middle pretty well, but that changed once we got that going. These guys are incredible with what they do. I love it."Donny Schatz sweeping 2 shows Sunday at the DIRTCar Nationals

"Yeah, 365 days later we start the season off in the best case scenario,It's a long season, and you need to condition for it. " Jason Johnson winning World of Outlaws at Volusia Speedway Park Friday

“This is definitely awesome, I’ve never got to win in Florida and I’ve never got to win one of these gator trophies, so this is definitely cool. I have to thank all of the guys on the team; Barry, Zack, Derrick, Chad, Jen. They all did a great job preparing these race cars all winter. All of my sponsors; they make all of this possible. We are working for really good things this year, so this is a great start to that.” David Gravel winning Volusia Speedway Park All Stars night 2

“This is all because of this race team,I’ve been racing with these guys for a long time; Ricky [Warner] and I have been together for nearly 10 years. This is not something that is built overnight. They work their tails off and do an incredible job. We never fail to learn from our mistakes and I learn from mine. We have Mark Miller from Arctic Cat with us here tonight, so we want to wish him the best. We’re glad to have him here to see a victory. He missed a few last weekend, but this is a great way to start the new week.”  Donny Schatz winning Volusia Speedway Park All Stars

Troy DeCaire, feature race winner, Southern Sprintcar Shootout Series, New Smyrna Speedway, FL, Sunday, February 19, 2017, Richard Golardi Photo


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SUNDAY AFTERNOON (TOP) The battle for the lead position in the Saturday night rained out during the Sunday afternoon World of Outlaw Sprint A-Main as Chad Kemenah (10H) and Donny Schatz (15) slug it out at Volusia Speedway Park. (MIDDLE) Leading the final eleven laps, Donny Schatz goes on to cross the finish line first winning the event. (BOTTOM) With a big smile in victory lane, Donny Schatz enjoys his first 2017 World of Outlaw Sprint A-Main...........ANOTHER HEIN BROTHERS' "ACTION" PHOTOGRAPH

SUNDAY EVENING (TOP) Seventeenth place starter Donny Schatz (15) catches David Gravel (5) and finally passes him for the lead position with two lap remaining. (MIDDLE) Charging across the finish line, Schatz goes on to win his second World of Outlaw Sprint A-Main win of the day. (BOTTOM) Posing in victory lane are (left) David Gravel who received the "Big Gator" for the best performance of any Sprint team during the five nights of Sprint Car racing at Volusia and the evening A-Main winner Donny Schatz...........ANOTHER HEIN BROTHERS' "ACTION" PHOTOGRAPH


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Tuesday  February 21st 2017

Onion rings in the car cushions do not improve with time. Erma Bombeck



  • Lonestar Speedway TX)NEXT UP ON THE OUTLAWS TRAIL...LONESTAR SPEEDWAY! FRIDAY, MARCH 3rd 7pm! Here are highlights (video link at bottom) from the last World of Outlaws event that will certainly get your blood flowing as THE OUTLAWS head to the wide, high banked 1/3 mile of LONESTAR SPEEDWAY! ALL THE OUTLAWS WILL BE HERE! *TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE* 2/21
  • MASS)Competition Suspension Inc. (CSI) has joined the growing list of contingency partners with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, becoming the first of three heat race title sponsors for the 2017 season. CSI will be providing a $50 gift certificate to the winner of heat race #1 at each MASS event. Press Releases2/21
  • Brian Brown)Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team got off to a great start last week at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida. Amongst the spoils was three quick times and two top five finishes with the World of Outlaws amongst the very stout field assembled. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver is focused on the team’s next outing, the FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Thursday and Friday, March 9 and 10. Press Releases2/21
  • CRSA/IMCA)The CRSA Sprints presented by Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equip­ment are proud to announce their tentative 2017 schedule. The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car tour has 22 race nights slated, and another three dates to be announced. Press Releases2/21
  • Shane Stewart)The Larson Marks Racing team kicked off their season last week with five races at Volusia Raceway Park in Barberville, Fla. Shane Stewart and team competed with the All Star Circuit of Champions and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series over those five races, earning two top-10 finishes. Press Releases2/21
  • USCS)The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters kicks off its 50 plus race 2017 National schedule of events covering nine states for its 21st season of competition in just 10 days at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Mississippi as headliners of the Hub City 125 on Friday, March 3rd. Two other USCS series, the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds and USCS Mini Sprints will both be on the racing card as well as a “Showdown in Mississippi” event in the Factory Stock/Pure Stock division.USCS 2/21
  • Brady Bacon)Brady Bacon and the Dooling/Hayward #63 race team are heading to Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida this week to tackle the three-night opener for the USAC National Sprint Car Series. The defending USAC champ will practice there Wednesday night before competing Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Brady had a successful trip “Down Under”, where he notched three second place finishes aboard the Gavin Ohlback #70 midget. Press Releases2/21
  • Ian Madsen)Continuing his first trip to the state of Florida, Ian Madsen was pleased with how his team performed at Volusia Speedway Park as they recorded a pair of Top-10’s with the World of Outlaws. “I thought we did pretty well for our first trip to Volusia Speedway Park,” Ian Madsen noted. “We had a ton of speed, but did struggle at times. I think I got more comfortable as the week went on, and we put some good finishes together to end the trip.” Press Releases2/21
  • Parker Price-Miller)Florida Speedweeks hasn’t quite gone how Parker Price-Miller had hoped. After battling issues with the All Star Circuit of Champions in Ocala, FL, a hurt engine sat him out of the first two nights at Volusia Speedway Park, and now the Kokomo, IN driver is looking forward to this weekend’s King of the 360 event at East Bay Raceway Park. Press Releases2/21
  • Paul McMahan)In years past the DIRTcar Nationals has simply not gone well for Destiny Motorsports. After a complete overhaul over the winter, Destiny Motorsports, and driver Paul McMahan, put together their most successful trip to Volusia Speedway Park as the team recorded a trio of Top-10 finishes. Press Releases2/21
  • RPM Promoters Workshop)The RPM Promoters Workshops announced today the 45th Annual Workshops Series will kick off November 29, 2017 at the Eldorado Hotel & Casino. The rechristened RPM@Reno Workshop, which replaces the RPM@Vegas Workshop of the last two years, will feature two-days of informational and networking sessions. The Workshop also returns to its traditional Workshop week, convening Thursday, and Friday, November 30 and December 1, 2017, preceded by a welcome reception Wednesday evening November 29. Preparation for the Workshop is underway with details on presenters and discussion topics available midsummer. The 45th Annual RPM Promoters Workshops Series will continue in Indianapolis, December 6, 2017, and conclude at Daytona Beach, February 12, 2018. Press Releases2/21
  • Column)"Troy DeCaire Takes Speedweeks Pavement Race at New Smyrna"by Richard Golardi Florida Open Wheel2/21
  • Dirt Track Heroes)The dates for the popular tenth edition of the week long Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show have been confirmed for 2017 and the hard-working show staff and the many historical groups and speedways are putting all of the necessary pieces in place to produce another great show. The successful event will once again begin its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall located off Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, New Jersey beginning on Sunday, March 5th and will run through March 11th. The upcoming show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and has become a must go to event for the local Tri-State area. Press Releases2/21
  • Hunt Wingless)Following an off-season filled with transition, planning and diligent work the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour will officially get the 2017 campaign underway this Saturday at the Marysville Raceway. Press Releases2/21
  • Florida Open Wheel)Link for race video from Richard Golardi: Video - "Southern Sprintcars at New Smyrna Speedway, 2-19-2017"2/21
  • SCCT)Northern California fan-favorite Sean Becker will be gunning to take home the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards championship in 2017. The easy going and likable driver will pilot the always fast Menne Motorsports/ Mike’s Hard Lemonade No. 75 with the tour, a car that he’s experienced immense success behind the wheel of. The Roseville competitor last season captured his sixth Silver Dollar Speedway title in Chico, to go along with a trio of touring 360 championships and one traveling Winged 410 title in his decorated career. Press Releases2/21
  • SCCT)Reigning Trophy Cup champion Shane Golobic is expected to compete at a majority of the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards events in 2017. The Fremont, California driver is coming off a fantastic season that saw him not only bring home the $20,000 Trophy Cup, but also earn prestigious victories with the USAC National Midgets and the National Sprint League. Golobic started out the season by making the Saturday A-main once again at the Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Press Releases2/21
  • Adam Carberry)Adam Carberry is looking to build upon his 2016 Capitol Renegade United Racing Club Rookie of the Year Campaign. Carberry who made the jump up to the 360 ranks from the 305 ranks will be looking for that 1st win of his 360 career in 2017. During Carberry’s 2016-rookie season, the 47 R&S General Contractors #47 ran up front in many of the races, and if not for a late race pass by Greg Hodnett at New Egypt Speedway, Carberry would have parked the #47 in victory lane. Press Releases2/21
  • David Gravel)One of CJB Motorsports goals for 2017 was to begin the season off on a strong note. After five nights of racing at Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida, David Gravel and the team stood above the rest by capturing the overall points championship for the week. Press Releases2/21



  • Kerry Madsen)Kerry Madsen guided Big Game Motorsports to a trio of top-10 finishes during the past week at the DIRTcar Nationals. "We were certainly hoping to get wins, but we produced several good results throughout the week and we are continuing to grow in this new partnership," he said. "I really like the direction we are headed." Press Releases2/21
  • Daniel Evans)After four seasons of contesting All Star 360 Sprintcar Series rounds and numerous minor podium finishes along the way, Daniel Evans last Saturday night at Waikerie’s Sunline Speedway broke through for his maiden round win. Press Releases2/21
  • RPM Monthly)Dan Robinson, promoter of Lucas Oil (MO) Speedway, was revealed today as recipient of the 41st Auto Racing Promoter of the Year Award, sponsored by Racing Promotion Monthly and Charlotte Motor Speedway, in ceremonies at the Hilton Daytona Beach. Readers of Racing Promotion Monthly, the idea newsletter for auto racing promoters, chose Robinson from among six regional nominees. Honored as Regional Auto Racing Promoters of the Year were Region One, Eastern Region: Josh Vanada, Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park; Region Two, Southeastern Region: Tim & Pat Bryant, Five Flags (FL) Speedway; Region Three, Central Region: Gary & Donna Howe, Kalamazoo (MI) Speedway; Region Four, Northern Region: Dan and Scott Ratajczak, and Toby Kruse, 141 (WI) Speedway; Region Five, Great Plains Region: Dan Robinson, Lucas Oil (MO) Speedway; Region Six, Southwest and Western Region: Doug & Traci Hobbs, Evergreen (WA) Speedway. Press Releases2/21
  • World of Outlaws)On Sunday, February 19 a racecar involved in a multi-car accident became airborne and landed off the racing surface, injuring three participants during the 46th annual DIRTcar Nationals, a World of Outlaws-sanctioned dirt track racing event hosted by Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. The three individuals were standing in what is commonly referred to as the "pit area" or "pits." The pit area at a World of Outlaws event is separate from the main grandstand and is where the teams participating in the event stage their race cars and support equipment. The individuals struck by the race car were treated immediately by emergency personnel on hand at the event and transported to Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. DIRT/World of Outlaws 2/21
  • NARC/KOW)Fresno-based Roth Motorsports announced that Paradise, CA driver Kyle Hirst will be driving their potent 410 sprint car during the 2017 King of the West-NARC season. Hirst is one of the hottest drivers in California, having captured three of the past four series championships, including last season’s hotly contested battle which was determined at the final event of the season.KoW/NARC 2/21
  • Champion Racing Oil/BR motorsports Central PA Sprint Cars)The 2017 season for the Champion Racing Oil/BR motorsports Central PA Sprint Cars will kick off this Saturday afternoon February 25th 2pm at Lincoln Speedway. It will begin a long season of 109 races scheduled and ending the last weekend of October at Susquehanna Speedway.Champion Racing Oil/BR Motorsports Central PA Sprints 2/21

Monday  February 20th 2017

Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs. Ansel Adams



  • POWRi)The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League, and the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro League will kick off the Fifth Annual Turnpike Challenge at I-44 Speedway in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Friday, March 24th and Saturday, March 25th. Open practice will take place on Thursday, March 23rd. Press Releases2/20
  • Photos) More DIRTCar Nationals World of Outlaws shots are in SpeedShotz2/20
  • USAC)The 2017 season opening events for the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship will be streamed LIVE on on February 23-24-25. All three nights of "Winter Dirt Games VIII" from Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. can be enjoyed from the comfort of your couch for $24.95 per night or a three-night pass for the discounted price of $64.95. USAC 2/20
  • USAC)This week, on Feb. 23-24-25, 2017, the quest for a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car championship begins at an event and location that have become synonymous with the beginning of a new USAC season: "Winter Dirt Games" at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. USAC 2/20
  • Brandon Hanks)Brandon Hanks doesn't know how many times he will be able to compete this season, but this weekend is one of those events. Hanks and his family owned team are venturing to East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., for the 16th annual Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s this Thursday through Saturday. Press Releases2/20
  • Shawn Dancer)Shawn Dancer is aiming to accomplish a new feat during his season-opening event this weekend. Dancer wants to make the big show on Saturday during the finale of the 16 th annual Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s, which runs Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. Press Releases2/20
  • Caleb Helms)Caleb Helms produced his best finish at the DIRTcar Nationals last week during the opening round of the five-day spectacle at Volusia Speedway Park. Helms kicked off the action last Wednesday by qualifying 17th quickest overall and fourth in his group before placing second in a heat race, which locked him into an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions dash. Helms ended second in the dash to start the main event on the inside of the second row. Press Releases2/20
  • Travis Rilat)Travis Rilat has one goal on his mind when he heads to East Bay Raceway Park this weekend. "I want to win," he said. "We've had great runs there in the past, but haven't pulled off the big victory during the Ronald Laney Memorial. It's a special race to me and each year the only focus is to get to Victory Lane." Press Releases2/20
  • Harli White)Harli White will make her racing debut in Florida this weekend when she invades East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa for the 16th annual Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s. "I've watched a few videos of that track," she said. "By the looks of it it will be close to some tracks we raced on in Australia recently. My goal is to just get laps and try to make the show each night. It's going to be a tough field of cars and a challenging track." Press Releases2/20
  • Derek Hagar)Derek Hagar will make his season debut this weekend at the 16th annual Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s. Hagar is slated to pilot a sprint car for Witherspoon Racing Thursday through Saturday at the marquee event hosted by East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. Press Releases2/20



  • DIRTCar Nationals)Donny Schatz etched his name into DIRTcar Nationals history Sunday, winning both the afternoon and night show at Volusia Speedway Park. The trip down victory lane gave Schatz 17 career wins at the half-mile, and he captured three of the five sprint shows in the 12-day event. DIRT/World of Outlaws 2/20


  • CRASH PAD)Put some Tax Refund under your Butt. A CRASH PAD in your seat is more comfortable, less tiring on a rough track, great for an already bad back, and Reduces your Risk of Spinal Injury from seat bottom impact during a crash. Stuff Happens. Be Prepared. Dealers, Info, Ordering at 2/20
  • Selinsgrove Speedway PA)The annual Selinsgrove Speedway Motorsports Show at the Susquehanna Valley Mall will run Sunday, Feb. 26 through Friday, March 3. More than 30 full-size race cars, including sprint cars, late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners, are tentatively scheduled to appear in this year’s show along with go karts and micro sprint cars. The track will hold its annual season kick-off ceremony in the mall’s center court at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Central PA 2/20
  • Eagle NE/SLS Promotions)Tickets are now on sale for the Eagle Nationals, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Eagle Raceway in Nebraska on Tuesday, June 13 and can be purchased online at or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023. The Sprint Series of Nebraska will also be in action as the accompanying division to the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, making it a full night of sprint car racing. Press Releases2/20
  • Volusia Speedway Park FL)Volusia Speedway Park staff and management worked through the night Sunday to provide support to the family and friends of the participants involved in the incident in the pit area outside of Turn 2 during the World of Outlaws feature event portion of the program and to further evaluate all aspects of the situation. DIRT/World of Outlaws 2/20
  • Volusia Speedway Park FL)UPDATE: Feb. 20, 11:00AM Justin Allgaier Motorsports Crew Chief Kelly Kovski sustained injuries during the mishap Sunday night. He is being treated at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, FL. and is listed in stable condition according to a statement issued by Justin on behalf of the family. The family requests privacy at this time and appreciates all prayers and well wishes. They would also like to thank the first responders and medical staff for their rapid response. Justin will not compete in the remainder of the DIRTcar Nationals events this year and wishes to thank those teams and crew members who assisted in getting the car loaded so that everyone could get to the hospital to be with Kelly. The 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park will continue as scheduled with racing tonight. 2/20
  • Volusia Speedway Park FL)We would like to extend a thank you for everyone's thoughts and prayers for the three participants injured in the pit area Sunday night during the 46th running of the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. Two of the three individuals remain in the care of medical staff at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. Each have family present at the hospital and have requested privacy at this time. Mr. Gary Streek of the United Kingdom has been released. A family member visiting one of the injured has since been admitted after experiencing some discomfort.2/20
  • Brent Marks)The “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks opened his 2017 season in impressive fashion; participating in the entire sprint car portion of the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, three of which World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series programs. Marks, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/No. 19, ended his Florida campaign with one top-ten finish and four main event starts. Press Releases2/20
  • Danny Dietrich)After spending nearly two weeks at two different facilities in northern Florida, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania’s Danny Dietrich concluded his 2017 Florida campaign with five separate programs at the Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida; taking part in the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals stretching from Wednesday, February 15, to Sunday, February 19. “Double-D” represented his Central Pennsylvania fanbase well during his visit to the Sunshine State, recording one top-ten finish during World of Outlaws competition. Press Releases2/20

Sunday  February 19th 2017

For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong. H. L. Mencken



  • SSSS)New Smyrna FL...#91 Troy Decaire #5 Mickey Kempgens #88 Sport Allen #56 Blake Rose #63 Carlie Yent #0 Dude Teate #15 Troy Thomas #1J Mike Tharp #59X John Inman #44 Gary Wiggins #22 Johnnie Gilbert #22X Rex Hollinger #9 Clayton Donaldson 2/19
  • DIRTCar Nationals)It's not unusual for two series champions to face-off in the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. In the first show of a Sunday double-header, eight-time World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Champion Donny Schatz revisited his fierce battle with Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions titleholder Chad Kemenah. Like the Wednesday night thriller - starting in the first row with Kemenah - Schatz again established himself as the best-of-the-best between the two series.DIRT/World of Outlaws 2/19
  • Photos) DIRTCar Nationals World of Outlaws shots are in SpeedShotz2/19
  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)After celebrating his 21st birthday only days prior Daniel Evans crossed the line well ahead in RD 10 of the Mainline Dynolog Dynamometers All Stars Series at Sunline Speedway, Waikerie. In an exciting feature which saw Evans easily weave through lapped traffic, the war was being waged for the minors with Paul Solomon eventually holding off a fast finishing Chris Solomon and Cody Atkins in 4th. Young Jack Gartner produced the drive of the night charging from 14th starting position to finish 5th. Race Results 2/19
  • World of Outlaws)Evening show...DIRTCar Nationals Sunday 2/19....#15 Donny Schatz #5 David Gravel #9 Daryn Pittman #5W Lucas Wolfe #21 Brian Brown #2 Shane Stewart #1S Logan Schuchart #2M Kerry Madsen #18 Ian Madsen #49 Brad Sweet #10H Chad Kemenah #11K Kraig Kinser #W20 Greg Wilson #13D Danny Dietrich #93 Sheldon Haudenschild #49X Tim Shaffer #59H Justin Henderson #17 Joey Saldana #13JT Mark Dobmeier #41 Jason Johnson #1A Jacob Allen #13 Clyde Knipp #7S Jason Sides #24R Rico Abreu #1 Dale Blaney #4 Paul McMahan 2/19


  • Volusia Speedway Park FL)Three participants in the pit area were injured in an incident at a DIRTcar Nationals World of Outlaws event at Volusia Speedway Park Sunday night when a car went through the fence in turn two. All were treated and transported to Halifax Health Medical Center. First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with the race fans. We were able to identify one of the participant as Mr. Gary Streek, from the United Kingdom. He is stable and visiting with family and friends. Following the incident we responded appropriately and according to our safety protocol and had emergency personnel at the scene immediately.2/19
  • Florida Open Wheel)Link for race video from Richard Golardi: "World of Outlaws From the Flagstand - Qualifying at Volusia" 2/19
  • CRSA)The CRSA Sprints presented by Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment are proud to announce their tentative 2017 schedule. The traveling 305 sprint car tour has 22 race nights slated, and another three dates penciled in with the track TBA. Press Releases2/19



  • World of Outlaws)Afternoon show...DIRTCar Nationals Sunday 2/19....#15 Donny Schatz #41 Jason Johnson #10H Chad Kemenah #17 Joey Saldana #5 David Gravel #14 Christopher Bell #4 Paul McMahan #19 Brent Marks #7S Jason Sides #13D Danny Dietrich #2M Kerry Madsen #1S Logan Schuchart #18 Ian Madsen #24 Terry McCarl #5W Lucas Wolfe #1 Dale Blaney #49 Brad Sweet #27 Greg Hodnett #2 Shane Stewart #93 Sheldon Haudenschild #24R Rico Abreu #17X Caleb Helms #9 Daryn Pittman #1A Jacob Allen #87 Aaron Reutzel #13 Clyde Knipp 2/19

Saturday  February 18th 2017

I build engines and attach wheels to them. Enzo Ferrari



  • DIRTCar Nationals)Night five of DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park has been postponed due to persistent rain setting up a doubleheader event starting Sunday afternoon. Saturday, Feb. 18th postponed event will resume with grandstand and pit gates opening at 11:30am. Hot laps and qualifying will resume starting at 12:00pm.DIRT/World of Outlaws 2/18
  • Motorama)39th Annual Motorama Events – Day Two (Doors open at 9:00 a.m., Event concludes at 5:00 p.m.) Harrisburg, PA (2/18/17) - Estimated records were set in ticket sales and temperature, Saturday, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg for the 39th Annual Motorama Events. With temperatures nearing 70 degrees, motorsports enthusiasts piled into the 24-acre complex looking for their first taste of the 2017 racing season. Press Releases2/18



  • USAC)Charging from eleventh, “The People’s Champion” Dave Darland (Lincoln, Indiana) took command from Stevie Sussex on the twenty-first lap and claimed the “Steve Stroud Memorial” at Canyon Speedway Park. For Darland, last Saturday’s $3,500 Sands Chevrolet USAC SouthWest Sprint Car victory was also a personal triumph in winning the race that honors friend and sponsor. “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr., hard charger R.J. Johnson, Sussex, and Shon Deskins rounded out the top-five drivers.USAC 2/18
  • Argus Leader)For the first time in 60 years, there are no weekly auto races scheduled at a race track located a few miles east of Sioux Falls.
  • Lucas Ashe)Aside from competing in his Outlaw Kart over the winter months, Lucas Ashe has been busy trying to earn a partnership with Champion Spark Plugs and he is hoping fans and supporters can help him out when voting resumes this weekend. Press Releases2/18



  • DIRTCar Nationals)Jason Johnson made a grand entrance into 2017 Friday night, winning the World of Outlaw sCraftsman® Sprint Car Series opener at the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals. Johnson, whose 2016 season was highlighted by a Knoxville Nationals victory, took home his first Gator and a $10,000 purse. DIRT/World of Outlaws 2/18
  • Photos) DIRTCar Nationals World of Outlaws Friday night shots from 4 different photographers are in SpeedShotz2/18
  • World of Outlaws)Volusia Speedway Park FL...#41 Jason Johnson #49 Brad Sweet #14 Christopher Bell #21 Brian Brown #9 Daryn Pittman #49X Tim Shaffer #10H Chad Kemenah #24R Rico Abreu #2M Kerry Madsen #18 Ian Madsen #13JT Mark Dobmeier #17 Joey Saldana #1 Dale Blaney #15 Donny Schatz #11K Kraig Kinser #19 Brent Marks #13D Danny Dietrich #4 Paul McMahan #87 Aaron Reutzel #5W Lucas Wolfe #7S Jason Sides #27 Greg Hodnett #2 Shane Stewart #1A Jacob Allen #5 David Gravel 2/18
  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)History was created last night when Mark Caruso took the very first Mainline Dynolog Dynamometers Feature Race win at Adelaide Motorsports Park. In the 10th Anniversary of the series this was the first time that the series had been to Adelaide and drivers, crews and fans where not disappointed. Race Results 2/18


  • USAC)A legendary name in Phoenix International Raceway lore returns to the one-mile tri-oval aiming for a feat that has only been accomplished four times as Davey Hamilton, Sr. and Davey Hamilton, Jr. look to become just the fifth father-son duo to compete against each other in a USAC Silver Crown race on Saturday, April 29 in the "Phoenix Copper Cup." USAC 2/18
  • Column)"Caleb Armstrong Looks Back at the Little 500 and Ahead to a Year on Dirt" by Richard Golardi Florida Open Wheel2/18

Friday  February 17th 2017

Music - that's been my education. There's not a day that goes by that I take it for granted. Billie Joe Armstrong



  • DIRTCar Nationals)David Gravel shuts down a Donny Schatz sweep Thursday night, taking the checkers for the Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series finale at the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals. Schatz, who threatened to win his fourth All-Star show in the last five he entered, was denied the lead late despite a caution in the final laps.DIRT/World of Outlaws 2/16
  • All Stars)For the first time in his young career, Watertown, Connecticut’s David Gravel is a main event winner in the Sunshine State, capturing the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions DIRTcar Nationals finale at the Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida. The victory, the third of his career during Arctic Cat All Star competition and his first since 2012, was conducted in near-demanding fashion; holding back Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet to lead all 30 circuits around the Volusia Speedway Park half-mile. All Stars 2/17


  • Photos)Came back to Jupiter FL after qualifying ended at the DIRTCar Nationals Thursday night because my girlfriend had an accident and broke her wrist. There are great shots from 4 different photographers from Volusia Speedway Park Thursday night in SpeedShotz2/17
  • Photos)Hein Brothers photos from Wednesday & Thursday at Volusia Speedway including Brent Marks and Ryan Smith crash sequences are in SpeedShotz2/17
  • Column)"Aaron Reutzel Has What He Wants – “All the Good Stuff” by Richard Golardi Florida Open Wheel2/17
  • Max Stambaugh)For the first time in his career, Max Stambaugh made the tow to Ocala, Florida, joining the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for three consecutive nights of competition on Thursday, February 9, through Saturday, February 11. Despite a few hiccups during his travels, and a few minor incidents during competition, Stambaugh felt a sense of satisfaction at the conclusion of the weekend. The Elida, Ohio, native qualified for all three main events against a stout field of regional and national competitors, and finished as high as 19th in the running order; a start to the year that Stambaugh perceives as beneficial. Press Releases2/17
  • Dodge City Raceway Park KS)In an era in which some racetracks seem to come and go on a frequent basis, the two most well-established tracks in the Northwest Oklahoma-Southwest Kansas region continue to work together to establish the stability and strength of racing in the area. Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, KS, and Oklahoma’s Longdale Speedway both rank as the premier dirt track racing facilities within their respective states. Press Releases2/17
  • ASCS)The first nights of competition of the 2017 season for the American Sprint Car Series are just days away as the 154 plus race schedule that makes up the ASCS Nation kicks off at East Bay Raceway Park, located just outside Tampa, Fla., with the King of the 360's and Ronald Laney Memorial. ASCS2/17
  • KOW/NARC)NARC is back and so is Jim Allen's NARC Newsline. 2/17
  • KOW/NARC)The King of the West Sprint Car Series has released its 2017 racing schedule. With this schedule comes promising change and commitment to improve the dynamic of 410 c.i. sprint car racing in California for years to come. The traveling series, currently managed by the Watsonville-based Prentice Motorsports Group, will be implementing changes to bring back the Northern Auto Racing Club (NARC) as its sanctioning body.
  • Photos)Shots from 4 different photographers from Volusia Speedway Park Thursday night are in SpeedShotz2/17
  • Photos)Photos from night 2 of the All Stars/World of Outlaws DIRTCar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park tonight are in Hoseheads LIVE 2/17

Thursday  February 16th 2017

The older I get, the better I used to be. John McEnroe



  • DIRTCar Nationals)What started out as a race between reigning series champions quickly became a race between two teammates Wednesday night, as Donny Schatz fended-off a late charge from Kyle Larson to win by a .113-second margin. DIRT/World of Outlaws 2/16


  • Brad Sweet Promotions)For local dirt track racing sprint car enthusiast things just got a little sweeter. Elk Grove’s Kyle Larson confirmed that he will be racing at the third annual Brad Sweet’s Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown presented by Riebes Auto parts held Wednesday night, March 29th, featuring the greatest show on dirt The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series. Larson is returning to the track that produced his first career sprint car win. “I am excited to race in front of a lot familiar fans at Placerville Speedway and to also get the chance to compete against the best sprint car drivers in the world,” said Larson. Press Releases2/16
  • Sharon Speedway OH)With the 88th anniversary season about two months away, Sharon Speedway is excited to announce a new ticketing program for special events for the upcoming season. In addition, fans will have the ability to purchase tickets for VIP or patio seating on a nightly basis. The 2017 season will get underway on Friday, April 21 with inaugural appearance by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Tony Stewart's Arctic Car All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars will make two appearance; the first on Tuesday, June 20 for Ohio Speedweek and then again on Saturday, July 8 for the ninth annual "Lou Blaney Memorial. The Super DIRTcar Series for Big-Block Modifieds return for the second straight year on Thursday, July 20. Press Releases2/16
  • Tyler Clem)14-year-old, Tyler Clem resumed his Speedweeks 2017 last weekend by taking his Red Line Synthetic Oil #14 Sunoco Race Fuels/ J&J Chassis Sprint Car into battle against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) Sprint Cars at Bubba Raceway Park. The talented young driver raced his way into all three feature events. “In our area we obviously don’t get much of a chance to race the 410 c.i. Sprint Car so it was pretty awesome to qualify for all three features against such a talented field of drivers,” said Clem. “Hopefully this season we get more chances to run the 410 Sprint Car because I really enjoy the power and the challenge that it presents.” Press Releases2/16
  • Silver Dollar Speedway CA)Play Day Cancelled for Friday February 17th.  Numerous factors have contributed to the cancelation of this Friday night’s scheduled practice at Silver Dollar Speedway. Recent wet weather has made the pit area unusable and the Fairgrounds is still hosting a few evacuees from the recent Oroville Spillway scare. With all that said, the forecast looks favorable for the following weekends Sherm and Loree Toller Memorial scheduled for February 25that Marysville Raceway. A large amount of winged 360 sprint cars, IMCA Sport Mods and Wingless sprints are set to offer the first Northern California dirt track race of 2017. Silver Dollar Speedway is still hoping to host the February 26th practice set to start at noon and conclude around 4 PM. On March 3rd and 4th the Speedway will host the annual Mini Gold Cup. A large amount of race cars and fans are eager to get back to the track. For all Silver Dollar Speedway inquiries please visit 2/16
  • IRA Sprints)The Bumper To Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint series is proud to announce the inaugural Hopf Farms Bullring Showdown which will be a 5 race mini series built within our 2017 schedule. Courtesy of Dean & Stacy Hopf and family, the Hopf Farms Bullring Showdown will have a separate point fund for the top 3 in points over the 5 races, with 2 other supporting random teams receiving some financial awards too. The 5 race series will have a special point structure based on A-main finishing positions only, and points will be kept separately from actual season championship points. Hopf Farms has, and continues to, generously sponsor several area teams in multiple divisions and has been an outstanding supporter of local racing. And the Bullring Showdown is just another way Hopf Farms benefits the local racing community. The series will include 5 IRA events contested at 4 Wisconsin venues with their home track of Plymouth hosting a pair. The Hopf Farms Bullring Showdown opens May 13th at Beaver Dam Raceway, with additional rounds being June 9th at the Oshkosh SpeedZone, June 17th at the Plymouth Dirt Track, July 2nd at 141 Speedway, and with the championship finale set for Sept 2nd at Plymouth during the Sheboygan County Fair. 2/16
  • CRASH PAD)Put some Tax Refund under your Butt. A CRASH PAD in your seat is more comfortable, less tiring on a rough track, great for an already bad back, and Reduces your Risk of Spinal Injury from seat bottom impact during a crash. Stuff Happens. Be Prepared. Dealers, Info, Ordering at 2/16
  • Ernie Saxton Communications)“Most of the racers that we hear from about sponsorship still think that logos on the race car or media exposure are the main reasons for businesses getting involved in sponsorship,” said sponsorship expert Ernie Saxton. The latest edition of his Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News newsletter offers an article penned by Kristin Swartzlander of that includes at least ten reasons why companies get involved in sponsorship and it is not always exposure. Press Releases2/16
  • Adam Alexander)After eight years of trying, Adam Alexander broke through to score his maiden 410 Sprintcar feature-race win during last Saturday night’s latest Tasmanian Sprintcar Series round at Solo Hobart Speedway. It was an emotional victory for the 33-year-old racer from Acadia Hills, near Devonport, who has been running strong throughout the 2016-17 season and is currently sitting second in the Tasmanian Series point standings, having experienced plenty of ups and downs during his eight-year Sprintcar career. Press Releases2/16
  • Northline Speedway AU)Darwin’s Northline Speedway is excited to announce that Eliminator Race Wings have come on board as a contingency sponsor of the 2017 Chariots of Thunder Sprintcar Series, which is set to take place at the track over five nights in August. The Dubbo, NSW-based business, which manufactures a wide range of Sprintcar wings, has decided to pair up with the series, with a number of NSW-based drivers, among other interstaters, having taken part in the very successful 2016 running of the event. Press Releases2/16

Wednesday  February 15th 2017

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him. Galileo Galilei



  • Photos)Shots from 4 different photographers from Volusia Speedway Park Wednesday night are in SpeedShotz2/15
  • Photos)Photos from night 1 of the All Stars/World of Outlaws DIRTCar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park tonight are in Hoseheads LIVE 2/15
  • All Stars)For the third time in his last four attempts, and for the 16th time in his career, Donny Schatz is an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner, this time during night two of the 46th edition of the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. The victory, a mere .113 second advantage at the final checkers, came over Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson; the main event’s 15th starter who charged to second in 30 circuits aboard a second Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing entry. All Stars 2/15


  • EMMR)The current expansion of the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing is nearing itscompletion. The new research room is nowunder roof. The new researchroom will house the ever increasing number of donated historical pieces. From large racing photograph collections toold racing newspapers, and other archived items, all will be housed in the facility. The dedication ofthe new research room will occur on April 2nd at 1 pm. The dedication will be part of the April 1and 2 spring open house at the museum. Press Releases2/15



  • Sprintcar All Stars)The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series is about to create history this weekend. “For the first time in 10 seasons we get the opportunity to compete at Adelaide Motorsport Park and we then get to back it up the following night at Sunline Speedway, Waikerie. This will also be our first double header weekend and that’s pretty exciting. Both of these venues are new for us and the support we are getting from our teams shows that they are excited also.Press Releases2/15
  • World of Outlaws)About two weeks separated Brad Sweet from 56 tracks across 25 states and one Canadian province, but the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series schedule is just an everlasting extension of his year-round racing tour. But for a short time, he could be found recovering at his California home from his offseason campaign in Australia. Sweet, who has entered in more than 300 series races since 2004, would soon embark on the 46th running of DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia (Fla.) Speedway Park.DIRT/World of Outlaws 2/15
  • Knoxville Raceway IA) of Pella, Iowa and Kraig Ford in Oskaloosa, Iowa will be the "Official Vehicle Providers of Knoxville Raceway". The partnership commences with Ford Opening Night at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, April 15. Both owned by long-time Knoxville Raceway supporter Craig Ford, and Kraig Ford will supply a new pace truck for the track in 2017 to be unveiled soon. The dealerships also provide the crowd-pleasing t-shirt gun and shooting truck, a hospitality vehicle, marketing vehicle and touring truck for the track's traveling sprint car simulator. Press Releases2/15
  • USAC)The first ever indoor event in the history of USAC's IMRA and Midwest Thunder Midget series comes to the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin this Saturday, Feb. 18. The racing extravaganza at the Mini Magic Mile features a full-slate of racing with two separate events in one single day. The morning's racing program includes complete shows for the Winged Outlaw Karts, Pro Clone 350+ Go-Karts and Junior 2 Go-Karts. Morning practice for the three classes begins at 8:30am (CT) with the day's first of two programs scheduled to conclude around 2:30pm. USAC 2/15
  • Column)"David Gravel And CJB Motorsports, Now a One-Car Team" by Richard Golardi Florida Open Wheel 2/15
  • Aaron Reutzel)It will be new territory for Aaron Reutzel this week as the Clute, TX, racer takes to the lightning-fast, ½-mile Volusia Speedway Park clay oval for five nights of DIRTcar Nationals competition beginning on Wednesday night. Press Releases2/15
  • Marysville Raceway CA)After a long off season the roar of dirt track racing motors will come to life on February 25th at Marysville Raceway with the annual tribute to Sherm and Loree Toller. Three fan favorite divisions will get to showcase their talents featuring the winged 360 sprint cars, IMCA Sport Mods, and the traveling C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour. Last season, over 50 race cars attended this season opening event. Press Releases2/15
  • USAC)The offseason provides a welcome rest. A time for rejuvenation and a chance to catch a breath after a long, arduous season journey. Yet, the dawn of a new season marks a beginning full of hopes, dreams and glory that lie ahead on this dirt road from coast-to-coast. A chance to start anew and reemerge from the doldrums of winter and focus the mind, body and soul on getting back behind the wheel of a racecar. USAC 2/15



  • J&J Auto Racing)J&J Auto Racing factory driver, Donny Schatz, posted the first victories of the 2017 season for the McKenzie, Tenn., based manufacturer last week, doubling up at Bubba Raceway Park (BRP) on Feb. 9 – 10 against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Series (ASCoC). Schatz and the No. 15 Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) team will resume action this week in the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park (VSP). Press Releases2/15
  • IMCA)The phone has been ringing off the hook at West Texas Raceway. New owner and promoter Corky Matthews has made a major investment in upgrading the Lubbock track, which sanctions IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods beginning in 2017. Press Releases2/15
  • ESS)Since 2009, the State University of New York at Canton has been an important backer of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS). For the ninth consecutive season, the SUNY Canton Series will be held with special points awarded at specific ESS events with a champion of the series announced at the annual awards banquet. Press Releases2/15
  • Patriot Sprints)After already announcing the 2017 PST schedule a few weeks ago, Mike Emhof and his series staff will be adding another venue to the racing calendar. For the first time since 2015, the A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour will be heading to Freedom Motorsports Park in Delevan, NY. This will also be the final full point show for the American Series points championship. The show will pay $2,000 to win. Press Releases2/15
  • David Gravel)David Gravel and his CJB Motorsports team got their 2017 season off to a solid start with a familiar series. "We got off to a solid start for sure," said Gravel, driver of the, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "Ocala was a good place to shake the rust off for me a bit and to give these CJB guys a chance to try out some of the things they have been working on this winter." Press Releases2/15

Tuesday  February 14th 2017

Happy Valentines Day

A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others. Frank Morgan



  • Jason Johnson)Eunice, Louisiana's Jason Johnson is always looking to build a better team to deliver the desired results. Jason Johnson Racing (JJR) was established in 2010 as an opportunity for them to chase goals while living their dream of racing sprint cars across the country. Since that time, Jason and Bobbi Johnson have realized many impressive achievements, even some beyond their wildest imagination such as winning five (5) ASCS National Tour Championships as owners (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014), earning recognition as the World of Outlaws Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year (2015), and becoming a Knoxville Nationals Champion (2016). As time passes their goals and dreams continue to drive them towards bigger and better achievements which leads to the following announcement. Press Releases2/14
  • Ben Cook Racing Ltd)Ben Cook Racing would like to congratulate Donny Schatz & TSR for winning two straight nights of All Star racing at Bubba Raceway Park FL. We would also like to congratulate Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Guy Forbrook and driver Kerry Madsen for winning the final night of All Star action at BRP. Both teams were running American Made Ben Cook Components from Conyngham PA 570-788-2062. 2/14
  • Dirt Oval 66)For the first time in nearly twenty years, Dirt Oval 66 will thrill fans throughout the 2017 season with exciting wheel-to-wheel RACING action at the pristine facility, which is located at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois. Construction is currently underway to shorten the large 1/2-mile oval that had previously hosted several high-profile dirt events in the late 1990s - including several visits by the now defunct Hav-A-Tampa Dirt Racing Series - to a more racer-friendly 3/8-mile layout. Dirt Oval 66 President Sherri Heckenast is elated with how the new racing surface is coming along and looks forward to greeting fans and competitors to the new-look speedplant for the season opener on Thursday, April 27. Press Releases2/14
  • NCRA)Officials with the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products are proud to announce the two appearances at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska will see the sprint car division compete for added money, it was announced Tuesday. There is also a schedule adjustment for one of those events. Press Releases2/14
  • Column)"Donny Schatz Sees This Year as a Time with a Building Curve" by Richard Golardi Florida Open Wheel2/14
  • Donny Schatz)For the last 20 years, one constant with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series has been the rise from rookie racer to decorated champion by Donny Schatz. After closing his 20th campaign with a victory in the season finale and capturing his eighth WoO championship, the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing driver begins his third decade of competition with “The Greatest Show on Dirt” looking to resume his historic run in grassroots racing’s most competitive series. Press Releases2/14
  • Brock Zearfoss)The “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss will launch the new year in a big way; unveiling a schedule highlighted with 81 events throughout much of Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York. Zearfoss, pilot of the Brock Zearfoss Racing/ Moose's LZ Bar & Grill/ Meckley’s Limestone/ Central Builders Supply Co./ Leach’s Automotive/ Masters Mechanical Insulation/ Comprehensive Test and Balance/ Berkebile Oil Company/ No. 3Z, plans to activate the new year on Saturday, March 11, by entering opening day competition at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. Press Releases2/14
  • Stockton Dirt Track CA)The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season officially kicks-off this weekend at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida, where Donny Schatz opens his title defense looking to bring home a ninth career series title. Schatz and the rest of the Outlaws will tackle the Stockton Dirt Track in just over one month’s time on Friday & Saturday March 24 & 25 in the FVP Western Spring Shootout. Press Releases2/14
  • Thunder On The Hill)Long-time partner of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, Pioneer Pole Buildings – the region’s premier builder of post frame buildings --will continue as a key marketing partner for the 2017 series of special events at Berks County’s Grandview Speedway. Central PA 2/14



  • OCRS)Due to recent developments with some area racetracks that had the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series restructure their 2017 racing schedule, the qualification criteria for a car owner to earn a place in the Ameri-Flex Challenge II program at the Salina Highbanks Speedway on August 26th has been restructured from the original announcement. OCRS 2/14
  • Shane Stewart)Shane Stewart and the Larson Marks Racing crew are ready to get the ball rolling for the 2017 season starting this week at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. The team will compete in a pair of Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions events on Wednesday and Thursday, before kicking-off the first of three World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events starting on Friday. Press Releases2/14
  • DIRTVision)The DIRTcar Nationals Sprint Week is LIVE on DIRTVision MAX starting TODAY, February 14th through February 19th at Volusia Speedway Park! See the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars, DIRTcar UMP Modified Series, and the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints all in one place! Sprint Week Packages Watch 6 days of racing action! Sprint Week Package: $79.99 Single-Day Pass: $24.99 For a complete DIRTVision broadcast schedule, visit 2/14
  • CRASH PAD)Put a bit of your Tax Refund where it will do some good. Besides Reducing your Risk of Spinal Injury, a CRASH PAD will make your seat more comfortable. Cheaper than a helmet but just as important. Better NOW than after. Dealers, Info, Order at 2/14
  • SCCT)One of the questions that’s always brought up around the dirt track circles is undoubtedly, “How can we get kids involved and excited about racing from a young age?” The Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards certainly takes that important issue to heart and will attempt to do its part in hopes to get the younger generation involved. With that comes the announcement of the Kids Dash for Cash, which will be held at all 13 SCCT events this season. Press Releases2/14
  • Brent Marks)Brent Marks will begin his rookie campaign with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in less than a week, igniting a near-ten month trek throughout much of the United States and Canada, highlighted with over 90 programs which will feature the world’s most decorated sprint car drivers and race teams. The Myerstown, Pennsylvania, native will activate his season officially with five nights of DIRTcar Nationals competition at the Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida, on Wednesday, February 15, through Sunday, February 19. Press Releases2/14
  • Ryan Smith)It took a few nights to work out the kinks, but Ryan Smith likes the direction the new Leidig/Warko/Smith racing team is heading. Smith kicked off the sprint car season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions last weekend at Bubba Raceway Park during the Bubba Army Winter Nationals. Following minor setbacks during the first two nights of racing, a top-10 result on Saturday lifted spirits. Press Releases2/14

Monday  February 13th 2017

You don't concentrate on risks. You concentrate on results. No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done. Chuck Yeager



  • Lincoln Speedway PA)"And, once again, all is right in the world." So says Wayne Harper, voice of Lincoln Speedway, each year following the first hot lap session of Lincoln Speedway's “Icebreaker 30,” the 410 sprint car opener in the Northeast region of the United States. And after a long off-season filled with changes on and off the track, the 2017 season will take the green flag on Saturday, February 25th at 2:00 p.m. Gates will open at noon. Central PA 2/13
  • Brian Brown)Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team are set to kick off their season here in the United States this Wednesday through Sunday in Volusia, Florida with the All Stars and World of Outlaws. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver recently returned from a successful racing trip “Down Under”. How is the team’s preparedness heading into Volusia? When Michael (Johnson) and I were in Australia, Chad (Morgan) did a phenomenal job to make sure we’re prepared to go this week. Michael has been working really hard since we got back too, and it’s probably the most prepared we’ve ever been going into a season. We’ll be running Maxim chassis and Charlie Garrett engines, of course. I feel like going to Australia kept me sharp and we’re destined to have a good season. Press Releases2/13
  • NCRA)Officials with the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products are currently seeking lap sponsors for the seventh annual, $15,000 to win Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout set for 81 Speedway in Park City on Thursday - Saturday night, March 23-25, 2017 featuring the series 360-ci sprint car division. Press Releases2/13
  • DJ Netto)Teaming up with the famed Tri-C Motorsports team towards the end of the 2016 season, Hanford, CA driver, DJ Netto, will again be at the controls of the potent No. 3c entry in 2017 as the team has plans for a very busy season ahead. “I am extremely thankful to be back with Clyde and Marion Lamar in 2017,” DJ Netto said. “To be a part of this team and continue to learn the history of this car is pretty cool. We had some success together in limited starts in 2016, and we are all excited for the year ahead.” Press Releases2/13
  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)Don't miss your chance to recognize your Ohsweken Speedway favourites! Nominations for the 2017 class of Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame inductees are being accepted until February 28, 2017. Press Releases2/13
  • Caleb Helms)Caleb Helms is pleased with the way his season started last weekend during the Bubba Army Winter Nationals. "Out of the box we were pretty good and this is the most prepared we've been," he said. "I want to attribute that to my guys' hard work. My dad, grandpa, Andy Potter, Tony Siferd and Cody Wilson worked hard all winter. It's nice to be so prepared and clean and organized. Also, I owe a big thanks to my wife for her continued support." Press Releases2/13
  • Column)"Tyler Clem – 410 Racing, Heading Out of State, and More in 2017"Florida Open Wheel2/13
  • Kerry Madsen)Kerry Madsen produced a stout debut with Big Game Motorsports last weekend. Madsen and the Muddy sponsored team garnered a feature victory, two top fives and set quick time twice during the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions tripleheader at Bubba Raceway Park during the Bubba Army Winter Nationals. Press Releases2/13
  • Jason Sides)Jason Sides will be rocking a new color when he hits the track for the first time this season. Sides has switched from his well-known red, white and black paint scheme to making blue the primary color. Press Releases2/13



  • Ian Madsen)An extremely successful trip back to his native Australia transferred over to his season opening weekend in the United States as Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team picked up three Top-10 finishes with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in Ocala, FL. “My guys did a tremendous job working all winter long, and it was nice to get started in Florida with three good runs,” Ian Madsen said. “We went forward each time we were on the track, and we will look for more of the same this week in Volusia (FL).” Press Releases2/13
  • Paul McMahan)The first race weekend has come and gone for Paul McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team, and with a new mechanic McMahan was happy with how things progressed. “Thursday night we really struggled, but nobody got down since it was our first night out,” McMahan said. “We worked at it and really made it a nice weekend to build off of heading into Volusia Speedway Park this weekend.” Press Releases2/13
  • Column)Pat & Bruce Eckel have Bubba Raceway All Star notes inA Typical Weekend 2/13
  • PASS)The PA Sprint series and the Beer Hill gang are happy to announce the Beer Hill Cup Summer Series. The series will be 6 races featuring RaceSaver teams. 3 at Williams Grove, and one each at Port Royal, Susquehanna and Path Valley throughout the summer. Points will be accumulated using normal IMCA values for these races and an overall champion will be determined on Aug 18 at Williams Grove. The first ever champion will be honored on the 4th turn of track with Beer hill gang TV live streaming the ceremony. The champ will receive an imprssive and unique Beer Hill Cup trophy and 25% of the overall point fund with 2nd through 4th receiving 20% and 5th 15%. Press Releases2/13
  • Mid-Atlantic Sprints)With the first race of the season only seventy-six days away, officials and members of the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series gathered at the Penndel Fire Hall in Penndel, PA for a pre-season meeting to go over rules and policies that will be enforced and followed during the 2017 season. “After today’s meeting, with everyone’s thoughts and concerns being heard, we tied up a few loose ends concerning handicapping, a points structure and visitor policy, as well as other issues mentioned during the meeting,” Regional Director Eddie Wagner commented. “Our final rule book will be updated and released by the end of this week, in time for everyone to review them and prepare for our season opener at Bridgeport on April 30th”. Press Releases2/13
  • Donny Schatz)Tony Stewart-Curb Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz opened the 2017 Sprint car season with a pair of victories and a runner-up finish in the Arctic Cat All-Star Sprint Car Series (ASCoC) sanctioned sixth annual Bubba Army Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. Press Releases2/13
  • USAC)The second season for the USAC Speed2 Midwest Thunder Midget Championship gets underway this Saturday, February 18 indoors at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, launching a calendar of events that includes 20 races on the 2017 docket. USAC 2/13

Sunday  February 12th 2017

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. Abraham Lincoln



  • Lonestar Speedway TX)Sprint Car Smack Down...1 15T Marcus Thomas 2 4M Austin Mundi 3 80 Josh Hawkins 4 5R John Ricketts 5 20 Chad Wilson 6 48M Jake Martens 7 2 Logan Payne 8 79V Ryan Hall 9 V8 Robert Vetter 10 5G chip gram 11 404 Michael Day 12 2X Tucker Doughty 13 B51 johnay Brown 14 13 Koty Adams 15 2J Zach Blurton 16 26 Jacob Harris 17 02 Brandon Long 18 2H Tommy Hall 19 9 Josh McCord 20 5 Channin Tankersley 21 74 D J Estes 22 45 Martin Edwards 23 12 Dale Wester 24 52 J.D. Fry 2/12


  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)Unfortunately rain was the winner of the 7th Tyson Perez Memorial Saturday night at Borderline Speedway, Mt Gambier. In what started out as a sunny Saturday afternoon a huge field of cars rolled into the pits for the event. “We managed to complete Time Trials and our first heat but as we rolled out for our second the drizzly rain started and that was effectively the end of our night. Light rain was persistent and after waiting a while to see if it was going to clear there was no choice but to cancel the remainder of the night. How disappointing for the 30 plus cars in the pits, for Tyson’s family, for Travis Rilat flying in from the USA only days prior. We have to thank the Borderline Committee for their effort and willingness to work with us on the night. It was just so disappointing for everyone but it wasn’t meant to be.” Mandy Searle tells us. Press Releases2/12
  • Badger)The 1969 Badger Midget Series Champion Jim McClean, 71, of Braceville, passed away on February 11 after battling several ailments during the past years. A product of Joliet Central High School, McClean, a friend and protégé of racer, Aaron Willis, began his racing career with the old United Auto Racing Association (UARA) midget group in 1966, which saw him being named the association’s “rookie of the year.Press Releases2/12
  • ESS)Located in Cypress, California, JE Pistons has been part of the Lucky Giveaway Program since its inception. A leading manufacturer of pistons for over 60 years which include 360 sprint cars and used by top engine builders all over the US and the world. Press Releases2/12
  • Danny Dietrich)Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, native Danny Dietrich opened his 2017 season in competitive fashion, piloting the Tom Buch-owned/Apex/DKW Transport/Pace Performance/No. 13 to a top-ten performance against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, also turning the fastest time during qualifying time trials. Dietrich, who entered all three Arctic Cat All Star programs during the Sixth Annual Winter Nationals on February 9-11, qualified for all three main events, also finishing 14th and 16th to go along with his eighth place performance on Thursday, February 9. Press Releases2/12
  • TJ Michael)The “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael kicked off his 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign a touch short of expectation, highlighting the Sixth Annual Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida, with a 20th place performance on Saturday evening, February 11, all after suffering from engine failure on Thursday, February 9, and being involved in an on-track incident on Friday, February 10. Despite the disappointing start, the Plano, Texas, native, who recently connected with veteran crew chief Rick Ferkel, continues to express positive vibes, already looking forward to competition at Volusia Speedway Park. Press Releases2/12
  • UMSS)The Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series (UMSS) will kick off their ninth season of winged sprint car racing at the Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday, April 22 and conclude the planned 19-race schedule on Saturday, September 16 at the Deer Creek Speedway. The 2017 schedule has a distinctly "southern flavor" as the series seeks to increase car counts by running several shows south of their typical area in years past. New to the schedule this season are several shows in a southerly direction including co-sanctioned races with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series (MSTS) at Fairmont Raceway on May 6 and three nights with the MSTS at the Jackson Nationals June 1-3 which also features the World of Outlaws at the Jackson Motorplex.Press Releases2/12
  • POWRi)POWRi Racing has secured 10 races to be aired on the MAVTV Motorsports Network in 2017. Sean Buckley of Jackslash Media will be overseeing production of the events. Notable events that will be broadcasted include the upcoming show for the POWRi/WAR Lucas Oil Sprint Car Series on Saturday, February 18th for the 360 Wildcat Winter Sprints series at Wildcat Raceway in Tucson, Arizona. MAVTV will also cover the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series, POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series, and POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series at the Fifth Annual Turnpike Challenge at I-44 Speedway. Press Releases2/12



  • All Stars)In front of a near-standing room only turnout, “The Madman” Kerry Madsen ended all possibility for a “Schatz Sweep” during the Sixth Annual Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park; driving around the Fargo, North Dakota, native with just six laps remaining to solidify his place on top of the feature podium. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory, his first podium finish of the Winter Nationals triple-header at Bubba Raceway Park, was the seventh of Madsen’s career, earning $5,000 in the process.All Stars 2/12
  • USAC SW)SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: February 11, 2017 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park - “Steve Stroud Memorial” FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Charles Davis Jr., 3. R.J. Johnson, 4. Stevie Sussex, 5. Shon Deskins, 6. Mike Martin, 7. Nick Aiuto, 8. Andy Reinbold, 9. Brian Hosford, 10. Michael CurtisUSAC 2/12


  • IRA)The Bumper To Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series and the MSA 360 Sprints will combine in honoring the memory of our friend, Harry Neitzel, by having a race in his honor at the Dodge County Fairgrounds on Sunday April 30th. This early start event was already on both schedules, but this is the first time in 2017 that the two groups who meant so much to Harry will be together. So we (IRA, MSA, and the Neitzel family) will be putting our heads together to make this event something special and worthy of Harry, who gave so much to all of us. More details to follow.....2/12

Saturday  February 11th 2017

Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless. Thomas A. Edison



  • Kody Swanson)2016 Little 500 winner and defending champion, Kody Swanson will drive the Nolen Racing No. 4 in this year’s Little 500 event at Anderson Speedway in Anderson, Indiana. Car owner Gene Nolen has fielded a car finishing in the Top 5 for the last 3 years: Jerry Coons Jr. - 2nd in 2014; Shane Hollingsworth - 5th in 2015; Jerry Coons Jr. - 3rd in 2016.
  • Dirt Track Heroes)One of the highlights of the many being showcased at the Tenth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show will be an evening in which the young racing stars have a chance to shine is the "Stars of Tomorrow" night. The management staff of the show has reached out to all of the local Quarter Midget clubs in the area for the fans to meet the driving stars they will be rooting for in the future. The past, present and future of auto racing will all join forces together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Press Releases2/11
  • Sprint Car Unlimited)Jeremy chats with Tony Stewart & Aaron Reutzel at Become a member and check it out. 2/11
  • Thunder On The Hill)The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series would like to welcome Lauren Fischer as the new Miss Thunder on the Hill for the upcoming 2017 Racing Season. Lauren will make her debut on Sunday, May 28, for the Memorial Day Triple Thunder Thriller at Grandview Speedway. A native of Sewell, New Jersey, Lauren was the first runner-up in this year’s Ms. Motorsports Pageant. The 26-year-old is an avid race fan and when she’s not at the race track she works as a hairstylist and enjoys boating, fishing and hunting. Central PA 2/11
  • King Racing Products)The 2017 race season has started off with a bang! Top teams have flocked to the sunshine state of Florida to start off the year and King Racing Products is there with a huge presence. WoO factory support driver Jason Sides will be sporting the King Logo once again on the side of his new looking 7s sprint car. To get the same great parts & service that Jason and other top teams around the world do visit King racing products.. Racer Designed & Outlaw Proven! 2/11

Friday  February 10th 2017

Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children have teenagers of their own. Doug Larson



  • All Stars)For the second time in as many days, Donny Schatz is an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner in Ocala, Florida; scoring night two of the Sixth Annual Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park. Schatz, pilot of the Tony Stewart Racing/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/No. 15, took command of the 30-lap feature program on lap 25, overtaking the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer with an aggressive slide job nearing the exit of turn four. The Fargo, North Dakota, native scored $5,000 for his efforts, now increasing his career total to 15 against “America’s Series.” All Stars 2/10
  • Photos)Photos from the All Stars night 2 at Bubba Raceway Park FL are in Hoseheads LIVE 2/10



  • Column)"Joe Melnick’s Second Big Recovery"by Richard  Golardi Florida Open Wheel2/10
  • Sean Becker)The 2017 season is quickly approaching in Northern California, and one of the regions most competitive teams, Menne Motorsports, is pleased to welcome Mike’s Hard Lemonade back as a major marketing partner for what is shaping up to be a 45-race season. Press Releases2/10
  • J&J Auto Racing)The green flag dropped on the 2017 racing season in the United States on Thursday, February 9, at Bubba Raceway Park (BRP) in Ocala, Fla., and J&J Auto Racing saw factory driver, Donny Schatz, and his No. 15 Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team take the checkered flag for the McKenzie, Tenn., based manufacturer against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Series (ASCoC) in the first night of racing. Press Releases2/10
  • DIRTVision)DIRTVision MAX is back for the 2017 DIRTcar Nationals! Watch all 12 nights of racing LIVE on, February 14th through 25th! See the UMP Modifieds, All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints, World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, DIRTcar Late Models, World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models, and Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds all compete to kick off the 2017 racing season! DIRTVision MAX Packages Sprint Week - Feb. 14th-19th: $79.99 Late Model Week - Feb. 20th-25th: $89.99 Single-Day Pass: $24.99 LIVE video coverage on DIRTVision MAX is scheduled to begin at approximately 6:00 pm EST on Tuesday, February 14th. For a complete DIRTVision MAX broadcast schedule, visit Click here to subscribe now! 2/10



  • All Stars)Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz survived a wild ending on Thursday evening at Bubba Raceway Park; advancing two positions during the last two circuits, each while battling nearly nose-to-tail in heavy lapped traffic, to clinch the season’s first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory. Schatz, the eight-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, advanced six positions during 30 non-stop laps to capture his 14th career Arctic Cat All Star victory. Tim Shaffer held on to finish just behind the pilot of the Tony Stewart Racing/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/No. 15, followed by Kraig Kinser, Ian Madsen and Caleb Armstrong. All Stars 2/10
  • Photos)Photos from the All Star 2017 opener tonight at Bubba Raceway Park FL are in Hoseheads LIVE 2/10


  • Zach Blurton)On the heels of his most successful season, Zach Blurton is ready for the next step in his young racing career. Blurton recorded five feature wins and he claimed the IMCA National Rookie of the Year award as well as the United Rebel Sprint Series Colorado Region championship last year. He also finished second in the URSS Kansas Region standings and fourth in the series' national standings. Additionally, he placed 10th in the 2016 IMCA national standings. Press Releases2/10
  • Kevin Mingus)FK Rod Ends will help Kevin Mingus work toward his racing goals in 2017 as he continues to transition from asphalt racing to dirt. Mingus and the Kurt Huber Racing/Kevin Mingus Motorsports team have been very busy the past few months building a team to take on the best 305ci sprint car teams in the country this season. FK Rod Ends, which is a leading manufacturer of rod ends and spherical bearings that is based in Southington, Conn., will provide a key component to the race car. Press Releases2/10
  • USAC)The kickoff to the start of the 2017 USAC Midget National Championship season brings the series indoors to the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin for the second running of the "Shamrock Classic." Numerous companies have pledged their generous support for the Bryan Clauson, Inc. promotion, adding to the "pot of gold" that each competitor will seek on the one-sixth-mile bullring on Saturday, March 18. USAC 2/10
  • Joshua Shipley)Joshua Shipley opened his 2017 campaign by registering his career-best winged sprint car result last Saturday at Wildcat Raceway, where he powered the Alan and Kaylene Verville owned race car to his first-ever top-five finish. "We've had a lot of great races when we were in contention to win, but our finishes haven't shown it," Shipley said. "We finally had a solid finish and that was the No. 1 goal of the weekend." Press Releases2/10

Thursday  February 9th 2017

My purpose in life does not include a hankering to charm society. James Dean



  • David Gravel)CJB Motorsports came into the 2016 season with a new driver and high expectations. Throughout a ten-month season and thousands of miles, CJB and driver David Gravel proved that the combination was to be a formidable pairing with nine wins, including marquee victories at Lernerville Speedway and Eldora Speedway. Press Releases2/9
  • Tarlton Motorsports/Carson Macedo)Macedo will once again be behind the wheel of the Tarlton Motorsports No.21x for several races this season. He will begin the year making appearances with the King of the West Series along with the World of Outlaws West Coast tour in March. Press Releases2/9
  • Tony Stewart Racing)With the 2017 season set to open for Tony Stewart-Curb/Agajanian Racing (TSR) in Florida Thursday, the team is focused on continuing to set the standard in short track racing with two of the most accomplished drivers in all of motorsports. Behind the wheels of the TSR Sprint cars are eight-time and reigning World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series Champion Donny Schatz and three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, 1997 IndyCar champion and 1995 USAC triple crown winner Tony Stewart. Press Releases2/9
  • ESS)After a very successful 2016 season for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS), 2017 is promising to be even more exciting! With that comes the announcement of 1000 Islands RV Centre as the title sponsor for the Canada Tour 2017. Each year events north of the border carry a separate point fund from the overall Lucas Oil championship and this year marks the inaugural season for the successful company located in Gananoque, Ontario. Press Releases2/9

Wednesday  February 8th 2017

I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell. William Tecumseh Sherman



  • Sprintcar All Stars)Nominations have rolled in for the 7th Tyson Perez Memorial with entries from N.T, ACT, SA, Vic and the USA and all the 360 hot shots wanting to be a part of this emotionally charged event. Numbers are already in the mid 30’s and the race paying $3000 to win with a total payout of $12K on the A Main. For the 6th year in a row Travis Rilat has flown in from Texas this week to compete in the race meeting held to honour his mate and again will be driving the PJS Motorsport USA29 XXX. Rilat winning the event last year is focused on repeating his efforts again. Press Releases2/8
  • Rush Racing Series)On the heels of multiple exciting announcements concerning the continued expansion of RUSH throughout the off-season, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance is excited to launch a non-wing Sprint Car division! The Sweeney RUSH Sprint Cars powered by Pace Performance will debut in 2018 throughout the western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio region with the ability of its technical rules package to be adopted throughout the country. The program will be kicked off with the Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series point fund of more than $20,000 with $5,000 going to the inaugural champion! The RUSH Sprint Cars will join the Late Models, Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Mods, and Pro Stocks on the dirt side of the RUSH Racing Series umbrella. Press Releases2/8
  • David Whell)Heading into last Saturday night’s Firecracker 50 Lapper at Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oils Speedway, local racer David Whell wasn’t considered one of the favourites. However, that didn’t stop him from romping to his maiden 410 Sprintcar feature-race win. Press Releases2/8
  • Mick Sauer)Returning to the driver’s seat on Saturday night after spending last season on the sidelines, due to injury, Mick Sauer was shocked by his seamless comeback at Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oils Speedway, finishing runner up in the Firecracker 50. Press Releases2/8
  • Tim Van Ginneken)In the face of adversity, Tim Van Ginneken’s perseverance in Saturday night’s ninth Eureka Garages & Sheds Sprintcar Series round at Ballarat’s Redline Raceway certainly paid off, with the Warrnambool, Victoria-based racer coming away with a minor podium finish. Press Releases2/8
  • Keens Racing)Saturday night dealt the Keen brothers, Daniel and Michael, a mixed bag of results in the 25th running of the Western Australian 360 Sprintcar Title at Collie Speedway, with Daniel coming away with an impressive second-place finish and Michael suffering an unfortunate DNF. Press Releases2/8



  • ASCS Lucas Oil)The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network will see another year of stellar coverage on the MAVTV Motorsports Network as 15 nights are slated to be taped for broadcast throughout the 2017 season. ASCS 2/8
  • Fremont Speedway OH)Since 1951 Fremont Speedway has been the center of dirt racing in Ohio. The 2017 season will continue to provide the entertainment that has lead Fremont Speedway to be known around the world as "The Track That Action Built." The 67th season of racing will kick off on April 22nd. Press Releases2/8
  • Johnny Herrera)The 2017 season couldn't have started much better for Johnny Herrera, who was victorious last Saturday at Wildcat Raceway. Herrera received a phone call last week asking if he could fill in for J.T. Imperial during the afternoon event. After hopping on a flight and heading into the desert, Herrera said the transition was seamless. Press Releases2/8
  • SCCT)Full-time teams/owners (those who haven’t missed a race) that win an Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards A-main in 2017 will go home with a $500 bonus courtesy of Kyle Larson Racing. With the extra money added in, it allows full-time SCCT competitors the opportunity to race for a minimum of $3,000-to-win each night. Press Releases2/8
  • Aaron Reutzel)Another full season of racing is about to fire off for Aaron Reutzel as the Clute, TX, racer is set to take on the All Star Circuit of Champions in this weekend’s trio of events at Ocala, Florida’s Bubba Raceway Park. While Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team set sights on a second Lucas Oil ASCS National Championship in three years after capturing the 2015 title, a full dose of Florida action is on tap first as Reutzel embarks on an ambitious schedule of more than 80 events. Press Releases2/8
  • Oswego Speedwasy NY)Oswego Speedway received its second honor in as many days as a part of’s “51’s” presented by JEGS, earning the distinction of having the ‘Best Track/Series Social Media’ presence in all of short track racing for 2016. Since 2012, Oswego Speedway has ramped up its social media efforts across the platforms of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Press Releases2/8



  • Column)Ron Rodda has notes from Wildcat and Cocopah AZ racing in From the Grandstand2/8
  • DHR Suspension)DHR Suspension is excited to announce a partnership with Stenhouse Jr.-Wood Racing as the newly formed team is aiming for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship in 2017. The team and its driver, 99-time World of Outlaws feature winner Joey Saldana, will utilize Pro Shocks built by DHR Suspension. Press Releases2/8
  • Ryan Smith)Ryan Smith will debut the new Leidig/Warko/Smith sprint car team and begin his hunt for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title this weekend in sunny Florida, where he has been preparing the last few days. The All Stars kick off the 2017 season with the Bubba Army Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park this Thursday through Saturday before shifting to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., Feb. 15-16. Smith then plans to compete with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Volusia Speedway Park Feb. 17-19. Press Releases2/8
  • Josh Schneiderman)Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports team are gearing up for the 2017 season. The West Burlington, Iowa driver finished ninth in the 410 sprint car standings at Knoxville Raceway and took home the Lyle Boyd Hard-charger Award for passing the most cars in feature events there. Press Releases2/8
  • USAC)Dave Darland and Aragon Racing have teamed up to compete in this Saturday's Sands Chevrolet USAC Southwest Sprint Car event at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona. The February 11 event, titled the "Steve Stroud Memorial," is named in honor of the popular gentleman who was a key figure in multiple Phoenix businesses related to open wheel racing. Darland, of Lincoln, Ind., and Stroud, originally from southern California, shared an extremely special bond and Aragon Racing is privileged to be involved in the remembrance of Stroud this Saturday. USAC 2/8
  • US 36 Raceway MO)US 36 Raceway hears their fans & will allow kids in the pits this 2017 racing season. Jon Boller has reviewed the situation and determined that kids will be allowed in the pits with strict supervision by their parents. We would like to thank everyone for voicing their opinion on this subject and strive to be a fan friendly, family friendly racing environment. Look forward to seeing everyone at practice Sunday 4/9/2017 and 4/23/2017 from 12 noon to 4 pm. Mark your calendars opening night is coming 4/28/2017! “Under The Lights On Friday Nights” at US 36 Raceway Dirt Track. 2/8
  • World of Outlaws)The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car series will take flight July 1-2 for the Outlaw FanFest at Badlands (S.D.) Motor Speedway. Several of the nation's best winged sprints will leave their tracks at the speedway for the series' 30th year there, as the speedway confirmed Tuesday that the Outlaws will own two of the six nights of racing on its schedule so far. DIRT/World of Outlaws 2/8
  • World of Outlaws)The World of Outlaws welcomes Arctic Cat as the official side-by-side recreational vehicle of the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series. Arctic Cat - a world leader in designing, engineering and manufacturing all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and recreational off-highway vehicles - will leverage its partnership with World of Outlaws to reach dirt racing fans at over 90 races across the country.DIRT/World of Outlaws 2/8

Tuesday  February 7th 2017

I think that at the start of a game, you're always playing to win, and then maybe if you're ahead late in the game, you start playing not to lose. The true competitors, though, are the ones who always play to win. Tom Brady



  • Badlands Motor Speedway SD)As Badlands Motor Speedway continues the search for a new ownership group, the Speedway is confirming six KEY dates in 2017 that will happen regardless of who owns the legendary race track. Tickets for these events will all go on sale Saturday, March 4 at 10am with several ticketing options. The condensed, high-energy schedule opens with the Folkens Brothers $100,000 Silver Shootout on Saturday, May 13.
  • Tony Stewart)Rush Enterprises, which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, announced today a continuation of its relationship with motorsports icon Tony Stewart by sponsoring his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) team. The company’s Rush Truck Centers brand will serve as co-primary sponsor on the TSR No. 14 Rush Truck Centers/Arctic Cat J&J that Stewart will compete with in more than 50 dirt races in 2017. Press Releases2/7
  • Kerry Madsen)Kerry Madsen will make his Big Game Motorsports debut this weekend when the Muddy sponsored team ventures to Florida for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions season-opening event. Madsen said the team is tentatively slated to race Thursday through Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala during the Bubba Army Winter Nationals. Press Releases2/7
  • Harli White)Harli White recently finalized her winged sprint car schedule for the 2017 campaign. White previously announced that she will tackle the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour for the first time in her career. While that will encompass the bulk of her events, White has more than a dozen additional races on the initial schedule of more than 60 shows across the country. The full tentative schedule can be viewed at . Press Releases2/7
  • Travis Rilat)Travis Rilat is making his annual trek overseas this week in support of long-time friend Tyson Perez, who passed away in 2010. Rilat will compete in the Tyson Perez Memorial this Saturday at Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia. It's an Australian Sprintcar All Star Series event he has won the last three years. Press Releases2/7
  • Caleb Helms)Caleb Helms will kick off the 2017 season this weekend in Florida with a new number. Helms has switched to No. 17 for this season as he is also debuting new sponsors Big Jerk, Ferguson and Tommy Tire. "It's the number that symbolizes victory in the Bible," he said. "Our previous number (40) is a number of trials and tribulations. We aren't really superstitious, but wanted to make a change. We were between a bunch of numbers and we decided on No. 17." Press Releases2/7
  • Oswego Speedway NY)For the first time, Oswego Speedway has been named Best Short Track in the annual 51’s presented by JEGS on With thousands of votes counted, fans from all across the country selected Oswego as the short track providing the highest quality entertainment for all involved in 2016. Press Releases2/7
  • Motorama)For the 39th consecutive year, motorsports enthusiasts from around the United States and parts of Canada will converge in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for the 39th annual Motorama Races and Shows. Billed as the nation’s largest all indoor motorsports event, Motorama 2017 takes place Saturday, February 18th and Sunday, February 19th at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and will feature exhibits, vendors, custom vehicle displays, race car displays and plenty of live racing. Press Releases2/7



  • EARHoF)Five individuals and one husband and wife team comprise the Class of 2017 entering the Elma Auto Racing Hall of Fame on March 18, 2017. EARHoF President Rick Leighty released the names of Al Lytle, Dick Aduddell, Arie Callaghan, Brian Sutherby, Dick Wilskey, and Corinne and Bruce Williams in a statement congratulating the newest inductees into the Elma Auto Racing Hall of Fame. Press Releases2/7
  • Must See Racing)The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro is proud to announce its expanded 2017 racing schedule, featuring 16 total race dates and a chance for one driver to take home two divisional championships over the course of the season. As announced in November, the sanctioning body will add a South division for the first time in 2017, with the first two Must See Racing dates at Anderson (S.C.) Motor Speedway and Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway on April 21-22serving as the season-opener for both the North and South divisions this spring.Press Releases2/7
  • World of Outlaws)The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will continue its annual tradition of heading westward for several nights of racing. The 2017 Kick-off Tour features 11 stops across four states - Arizona, California, Nevada and Texas. Two of the three tracks making debuts on the national tour this season are in the west coast swing (Gator Motorplex and Cocopah Speedway). Gator (Tex.) Motorplex features a quarter-mile bullring; Cocopah (Ariz.) Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval. Arizona Speedway will be making its second appearance on the schedule.DIRT/World of Outlaws 2/7
  • Thunderbowl Raceway CA)It’s become a tradition at Thunderbowl Raceway for the World of Outlaws to be on hand each spring and that will be the case once again in 2017 when the “Greatest Show on Dirt” invades Tulare on Friday & Saturday March 17 & 18. Press Releases2/7
  • Lucas Ashe)With schedules out and finalized, Lucas Ashe and his Lucas Ashe Racing team will kick what is slated to be an eventful 2017 season off on February 17th and 18th at the Wildcat Raceway in Tucson, AZ. “We are continuing to finalize our full schedule, but we are eager to get our season started and I am excited to get things underway,” Ashe said. “Our first race is coming quick, and I am excited to get some big track experience in Arizona.” Press Releases2/7
  • Frontrow Challenge)Tickets for the 22nd Annual Front Row Challenge are on sale for returning ticket holders starting today! The winner of this year’s Front Row Challenge, held Monday, August 7 will again bank $20,000, one of the highest one-day payouts in the country! In addition to the big payday, this year’s winner will be awarded a golden ticket to both the Dirt Classic Ohio event at Attica Raceway Park September 1 and 2 and the Dirt Classic 4, held Saturday, September 23 at Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. Press Releases2/7


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