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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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This is a collection of some of the best writers and photographers in the country all with one purpose in mind SPRINT CARS. We have every corner of the U.S. covered here so sit back and check out some of the great columns, race results, & photos. If you have any sprint car news, results, or photos please send them to me. 
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KO's Indiana Bullring Scene Kevin Oldham 11/7 BillW's Knoxville News Bill Wright 11/19 Hoosier Race Report Danny Burton (IN) 10/19
Florida Open Wheel Richard Golardi 11/21 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) 11/28

A Typical Weekend Pat & Bruce Eckel 11/28


Dylan Colding wins race and track championship, East Bay Raceway Park FL 11/26 Gary Johnson photo

Andy Shouse (second from left) reigns as the 2016 IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Car national champion. He is pictured with Speedway Motors President Clay Smith at left while at right are IMCA President Brett Root and RaceSaver founder French Grimes. Speedway Motors is title sponsor of IMCA Weekly Racing. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)


Mark Blyton (5) charges under Harley Smee (57) on his way to winning the Wingless Sprintcar A Main at Valvoline Raceway on 3 December. Smee finished second and Jason Bates third. Gary Reid photo

Tyler Clem won the 25 Lap Eagle Jet Top Gun feature Sun. night at Bubba Raceway Park. Max Dolder photo


Robert Sellers (far left) receives his OCRS trophy while John Stewart (center) presents Sellers with a replica of the championship car. David Moss (car owner) is on the right while Ameri-Flex / OCRS president Barry Grabel looks on. Photo Credit: Kent Bergman


AJ Maddox wins the last 25 lap EAGLE JET Top Gun Sprint feature of 2016. He won 6 features and finished 2nd in points. With his car owner Ray Bolin and his crew chief Ashlynn Durden. Max Dolder PHOTO



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"I'm amazed, blessed and honored. I honestly thought my career could be over. I didn't think an opportunity like this was going to come my way, I'm grateful for Dennis Roth coming on board and being the final piece in the puzzle to make this team all come together. Ricky (Stenhouse Jr.) and Matt (Wood) have put a great team together and I couldn't be more anxious to get to Florida in February." Joey Saldana finding a new home for the 2017 racing season in the Elk Grove Ford/Roth Investments No. 17 for the newly-formed Stenhouse Jr.-Wood Racing team on the World of Outlaws tour.

"I'm excited, and I'm looking forward to it, I think, right now in my life, I need a new challenge. I need some new scenery with what has gone on over the last two months. Sometimes, you need a change of pace. John Zemaitis is one of the most respected guys in the business, and I've known him for years. That car has a ton of history, and I'm looking forward to jumping in it." Dale Blaney after signing on to drive the familiar John & Pee Wee Zemaitis owned Zemco Speed Equipment No. 1 in central Pennsylvania.


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Darren Jenkins (centre) won the Speedcar A Main at Valvoline Raceway on 3 December, defeating Matt Jackson (left) and Kaidon Brown. Gary Reid photo.


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Monday  December 5th 2016

God gives us the ability, but rock 'n' roll was created by men. Little Richard



  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi has an opportunity of a lifetime in front of him. Scelzi is leaving this week to race a 410ci winged sprint car in Australia approximately 16 times for Wormall Motorsport this December and January. "It's a dream come true to be able to race in Australia, especially for such a great team," he said. "I want to thank the Wormall Family, Wormall Motorsport and Wormall Civil for the amazing opportunity. I will learn a lot seeing new places and racing new drivers." Press Releases12/5
  • MyRacePass)It's time for PRI This year we have exciting new features we're bringing to the show along with a couple big announcements! Come stop by the MyRacePass Booth 109 and see what all the excitement is about. Feeling Savvy? Download the PRI Show Planner and add us to your list! Make sure to let us know you're coming to see us and we will give you some extra goodies! Looking for more in your website, information management, apparel & promotions of all kinds? Give us a call to see what we can do for you! 402-302-2464 or email
  • Joe Gaerte Racing)The Joe Gaerte Racing 3G sprint car will be on display during the 2016 PRI Show December 8-10 in the Weld Racing booth #1139 Green Hall. Weld Racing continues to offer a full line of racing wheels for the oval track, street, drag trip, off road and trucks. Stop by the booth to see the products they offer and see who the driver of the 3G will be for 2017. Details and a schedule will be released once they are finalized. Thank you to Weld Racing for inviting us into the booth and continuing our partnership the the year ahead.12/5
  • USAC)Entries continue to pour in for the 2nd Annual "Junior Knepper 55" USAC Midget Special Event at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin on Saturday, December 17. Among the entries so far are two-time USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champion Brady Bacon from Oklahoma; versatile California racer and two-time Chili Bowl winner Cory Kruseman; plus, USAC Sprint Car standout Thomas Meseraull from California; Indiana Sprint Week feature winner Brent Beauchamp and "Ted Horn 100" Silver Crown winner Chris Urish out of Elkhart, Illinois. USAC 12/5
  • STSS/NSA)In a show of unity to grow winged sprint car racing in the Pacific Northwest and Central Montana, the Washington-based Summer Thunder Sprint Series has partnered with the Montana and Western Canada-based North-American Speed Association to create a special 11-race Northwest Challenge Series for teams in the Pacific Northwest, Central Montana and Western Canada. The series will be comprised of select events from both STSS and NSA tours. Both series will have additional races outside of the Northwest Challenge Series as well. Press Releases12/5



  • Sprintcar All Stars)The final round of the JSR King of the River turned out to be a nail biter with Paul Solomon winning the crown by one point. Solomon had a night he would prefer to forget. Going into the final round as point’s leader he just needed a smooth night. Winning the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award it was looking good for him but this wasn’t to be after hurting his engine in his first heat. Race Results 12/5
  • Sprintcar All Stars)In a tightly contested 30 lap feature SA5 Trigga Gates looked like he would take out his first A Main win in the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series. Gates lead for 25 laps but was unable to hold off Brenten Farrer in the Frijtek V34 ART. With lap traffic playing a part Farrer got the opportunity and made the pass on Gates relegating him to second. SA44 Dan Evans was coming on strong towards the end of the race and rounded out the top three. Brayden Parr’s V77 had been fast all night taking out the Pole Shoot Out and starting in P1 for the A. Race Results 12/5
  • Hi-Tec Oils Speedway AU)Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oils Speedway has endured “one of those nights” after a myriad of challenges eventually overcame the running of the fourth round of World Series Sprintcars. 12/5
  • Borderline Speedway AU)The long running Victorian Sprintcar Championship, recently renamed in honour of the late Graeme McCubbin, is a significant event in Victorian Sprintcar Racing, but having said that it also has at times thrown up some unique circumstances. 12/5


  • Spring Valley MN)The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota in 2017 on Thursday, June 29 for the Clash at the Creek. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online at or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series last competed at Deer Creek Speedway in 2015, with Brad Sweet picking up the win over eight-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz. Daryn Pittman, who is Sweet’s teammate at Kasey Kahne Racing, led the first two laps of the 35-lapper, before Sweet took command, holding off a late-race charge by Schatz. Press Releases12/5
  • URC)The United Racing Club concluded its 2016 racing season with their annual banquet this past Saturday night December 3rd. The United Racing Club was able to provide a points payout to the top 13 in points. This well attended event which saw 10 out of the top 13 in points on hand to accept plaques and point fund money was an used as a transition of leadership for the 2017 racing season. As reported before Rick Weller will be the new URC president beginning in 2017. The crowd thanked Bill Gallagher (previous president 2014-2016) for his service and dedication in revitalizing the United Racing Club. URC 12/5
  • SOD)For the 38th year, the Crystal Motor Speedway and Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP partnership will continue in 2017. SOD is proud to return to Crystal Motor Speedway on three dates. The SOD season opening race is scheduled for April 29th followed by July 15th, and September 2nd dates. Crystal Motor Speedway and Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP both hope that Mother Nature is much kinder to them in 2017 than she was in 2016. SOD suffered five rain outs, three of them at Crystal. The three SOD rain outs were just a piece of Crystal’s weather woes. All told, Crystal lost nine events in 2016, eight due to rain and one due to extreme heat. Press Releases12/5
  • Hoffman Auto Racing)The one thing constant in life is change. Coming off a banner Year for Hoffman Racing (HAR), winning the Team’s unprecedented 11th USAC National Sprint Car Series Championship, winning Indiana Sprint Week for 2016, the first ever Little 500 win and reaching 100 National USAC Sprint Car wins, major changes are in store for 2017. Press Releases12/5

Saturday  December 3rd 2016

I'm a very simple man. You've got to have, like, a computer nowadays to turn the TV on and off... and the nightmare continues. Ozzy Osbourne



  • East Bay Raceway Park FL)Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints (25-laps) 1. 3A AJ Maddox 2. 82 Matt Kurtz 3. 83 Mark Ruel, Jr. 4. 5 Hayden Campbell 5. 88 Sport Allen 6. 19 Keith Butler 7. 3 Dennis Misuraca 8. 3H Garrett Green 9. 11 Andy Kelley 10. 28 Bryan Eckley 11. 02 Gene Lasker 12. 20 Frank Carlsson 13. 1 Freddie McCall, Jr. 14. 00 Harley Zimmerman 15. 01 Anthony D'Alessio 16. 07 Clint Reynolds 17. B2 Chuck Barlow 18. 16 Ben Fritz 19. 17c Aileen Collins-Love 20. 22s Shawn Murray 21. 89 Johnny Gilbertson (DNS) 12/3
  • Victoria Wingless Sprints)Luke Weel Dayn Bentvelzen Rhys Baxter Daniel Storer Matthew Balcombe Luke Storer Robert Heard Glenn Watts Wayne Logue Mathew Symons Mick Rigby Alex Thomson Mitchell Broome Peter Logue Marc Evans Geoff Cook Chris Halesworth Carly Walsh 12/3
  • Valvoline Raceway AU)Speedcar...Darren Jenkins Matthew Jackson Kaidon Brown Bob Jackson Troy Jenkins Michael Stewart Reagan Angel Michael Jordan Jordan Mackay Andy Hassan Gary Rooke Jack Black Jaimie McKinlay Jeremy Evans Dan Biner Jamie Hall Don Mackay...Wingless Sprints...Mark Blyton, Harley Smee, Jason Bates, Dean Thomas, Sean Mayo, Daniel Flood, Stephen Allen, Kyle Mock, Christopher Mcinerney, Luke Sayre, Nikki Briton, John Mcrae, Nicholas Tatnell, Leighton O'brien, Jeff Neve, Jarrad Rust, Lou Pacchiarotta, Troy Carey, Jamie Dicker, Michael Sammut, Kristopher Johnson, Samuel Louttit, Jason Davis, Marshall Blyton. 12/3
  • CRASH PAD)A great gift to Reduce the Risk of Spinal Injury. Christmas is a time when you give someone something they need, but haven't gotten for themselves. The CRASH PAD works along with all the safety equipment in the racecar to reduce the risk of spinal injury in crashes. Do your driver a favor with this one-size-fits-all gift. Drivers... drop the hint to family, friends and car owners. Cheaper than a helmet but just as important. Info, Dealers, Ordering at 12/3

Friday  December 2nd 2016

Of all the things I've lost I miss my mind the most. Ozzy Osbourne



  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Season admission passes for the 2017 Port Royal Speedway racing season will go on sale Monday, December 5. And as usual, they are available just in time for holiday gift giving!Season reserve seats will go on sale on December 19. General admission season passes for all speedway oval events are available at a cost of just $375.00, which does include admission to all fairweek races in 2016. Season pit passes are being offered at a price of $475 each. Central PA 12/2
  • Cory Haas)Cory Haas will join John Trone and Trone Outdoor Motorsports in 2017 for an intense Central Pennsylvania schedule consisting of 60-65 events, pushing most of their focus toward competition at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway. The newly formed combination will also enter select events at Susquehanna Speedway and Port Royal Speedway; decisions to be made as the season progresses. Press Releases12/2
  • Clauson/Marshall Racing)The stable of Chili Bowl drivers for the newly-formed Clauson-Marshall Racing team is halfway in place. And it comes as little surprise that Olive Branch, MS, native Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., is the latest addition to the Clauson-Marshall Racing team that already includes World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz and Tyler Courtney. Press Releases12/2
  • Dodge City Raceway Park KS)With another banner season in the books at the picturesque Dodge City Raceway Park in southwest Kansas, all that remains is the annual awards banquet. The top 2016 competitors in each division will receive their hardware and points fund money on Saturday night, January 28, 2017, at the Western Expo Center that is located adjacent to the track at the intersection of US 56 and US 283 on the south edge of Dodge City, KS. Press Releases12/2
  • Trenton NJ)With the start of the Indoor Auto Racing Season just a week away at Trenton’s Sun National Bank Center, the pressure just got turned up on all Three Quarter (TQ) Midget racers entered. Bob Hilbert Sportswear of Boyertown, Pa. is sponsoring a unique $10,000 challenge. If one driver can win all four rounds of the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled by VP he’ll pocket a $10,000 check from the official sportswear supplier of the series. Press Releases12/2
  • Tony Stewart)To honor three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart as he retires from his 20-year NASCAR driving career, the motorsports industry came together in unprecedented fashion at the season-ending NASCAR Awards Banquet by making a $1.8 million contribution on Stewart’s behalf to the EB Research Partnership, the largest global non-profit dedicating to curing EB. Press Releases12/2
  • PRI)Come hear SEMA’s legislative and legal experts discuss the “Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act” (RPM Act). The bill, if passed, will provide the motorsports industry and community with much-needed certainty by clarifying that it is legal to modify the emissions system of a motor vehicle that is converted for race-use only. The RPM Act also confirms that it is legal to manufacture, distribute, sell, and install race parts used to convert these vehicles for racing. Press Releases12/2
  • Eldora Speedway OH)Tickets and campsites for Eldora Speedway’s 2017 Major Events will go on public sale tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. All Dirt Late Model Dream, Kings Royal, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and World 100 ticket orders can be placed online at, by phone at (937) 338-3815 or in person at the speedway office. Press Releases12/2
  • All Stars)The All Star Circuit of Champions will take on a full slate of competition in 2017, complete with 51 events at 32 facilities in eight states, all of which taking shape between early February and mid-October. All Star competitors will visit facilities throughout much of the upper Midwest and Northeast during their upcoming travels, circling areas of Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, and New York. As customary, the 2017 season will ignite with an eight-day campaign in the Sunshine State, complete with five events between February 9 and February 16 at Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park. All Stars 12/2

Thursday  December 1st 2016

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There was a time in my life when I thought I had everything - millions of dollars, mansions, cars, nice clothes, beautiful women, and every other materialistic thing you can imagine. Now I struggle for peace. Richard Pryor



  • BR Motorsports) Need some added spark to help get your team into the winners circle in 2017?? Well leave it to….”The Leaders In Sprint Car Technology”, BR Motorsports to give you the added kick you’ll need. New for 2017 is the Black Magic low pro 12lt magneto, This new design helps with filter clearance, increase horsepower & the ability to run shorted stacks. BR Motorsports will be releasing this and all their new 2017 MSD ignition upgrades at the PRI trade show so make sure to stop by and check it all out at booth 1909. To find out how you can get the most out of your ignition system log on the BR Pro Mag website at 12/1
  • NCRA)Never one to rest on what he has promoted, National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products president and 81 Speedway track owner C Ray Hall announced Thursday the 7th annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” featuring the series 360-ci sprint car division slated for Friday and Saturday night, March 23-25, 2017 will now pay $15,000 to win. Press Releases12/1
  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)The chill in the air may signal the coming of Christmas for some, but for the world of dirt track racing, that means the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire is right around the corner. Happening January 10-14, 2017 inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. the 31st edition of the world's largest Midget racing event is on track to set another record as the entry list debuts 39 ahead of the 2016 first look at 183 strong. ASCS 12/1
  • Park Jefferson Speedway SD)The Park Jefferson Speedway staff has been notified of the pending closing of the Badlands Speedway, formerly Husets. As a result of their closing, Park Jefferson will be looking at the possibility of hosting races to support the drivers who have lost their Saturday track in the Sioux Falls area. We will be discussing options over the next few weeks to see if any specials and/or classes can be added to the 2017 schedule. Any interested parties are encouraged to contact the track at 712-202-5540 or by calling General Manager Rod Olson at 712-267-3278 or emailing 12/1



  • Wayne Johnson)After eight seasons, Wayne Johnson and Wayne Simmons are reuniting for a Chili Bowl run in January at the Tulsa Expo Center. The Oklahoma City driver will pilot the Wayne Simmons Twister Chassis, D&E Supply, Two-C Racing #2c. The Chili Bowl commences January 9-14.  Press Releases12/1
  • PPB Motorsports 2017)NASCAR racing personality Jeff Hammond and two wild Monster Trucks have joined an exciting line up for the 31st annual Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Racecar & Trade Show. The three day show, Fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance, is set to take place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA on Friday January 20 thru Sunday January 22nd.  Press Releases12/1
  • Champion Racing Oil)Champion Oil, a recognized leader in racing and performance lubricants, will be the title sponsor of the Williams Grove Summer Nationals Open sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on July 21-22 in Mechanicsburg, Pa. The Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals is an event with more than 50 years of history that includes the biggest names in motorsports competing at half-mile Williams Grove Speedway, one of dirt racing’s legendary venues.  Press Releases12/1
  • Trenton NJ)Matt Roselli heads to Round One of the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series on Friday and Saturday, December 9th and 10th at Trenton, NJ's Sun National Bank Center with great momentum. The Brodheadsville, PA driver is coming off a knock-out victory at the TQ Midget race car outdoor season finale Turkey Derby held at NJ's Wall Stadium.  Press Releases12/1
  • J&J Auto Racing)New Zealand’s Jamie McDonald picked up his fifth win of the 2016 season at Western Springs Speedway in Auckland on Saturday, Nov. 26. Racing up to a third place finish in heat one, McDonald drove the No. 71 entry to a win in the second heat race. McDonald came away from the heat races as the high point qualifier and chose to start the feature event from the outside of the front row. Surviving two early cautions, McDonald took the lead on the second restart to set sail for the win. The J&J Auto Racing team member will return to action this coming weekend against Team USA as the New Zealand racing scene heats up. Press Releases12/1

Wednesday  November 30th 2016

The greatest glory never comes from falling, but from rising each time you fall. Clay Aiken



  • Badlands Motor Speedway SD)Badlands Motor Speedway will immediately begin the process of searching for new owners and operators. This one of a kind, turnkey racing and entertainment facility has been quoted as being one of the nicest, most modern and high tech dirt track in the United States with a 60+ year racing history. With a capacity of over 9,000 in the grandstands and 20,000 for concerts or festivals, BMS is much more than just a race track, it is a legendary gathering point. Press Releases11/30
  • Knoxville Raceway IA)We've made a change to our 2017 race schedule. 410s have been added to the July 29 Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Series event. Please visit for a full 2017 race schedule.11/30
  • Argus Leader)Badlands Motor Speedway is for sale, and owner Chuck Brennan is pointing to the recent statewide vote to eliminate payday lending as the reason behind it. The following was included in a statement on the Badlands Speedway website:
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian has released the rules for the 2017 PAS Senior Sprints and the Young Gun Sprint Car Series.’ The rules are the same as 2016 apart from an adjustment to the age limit in the Senior class. In the past, the minimum age for Senior Sprint Car drivers was 45-years-old. For 2017, the minimum age for Senior drivers has been lowered to 40-years-old. Press Releases11/30
  • Champion Racing Oil)Champion Oil, a recognized leader in purpose-built enthusiast lubricants, announced today the sponsorship of the 2017 Great Race and that the overall winner will receive $50,000 in prize money with a total purse over $150,000. The profession road rally is on June 24th thru July 2nd. Press Releases11/30
  • SOD)Each year, Engine Pro recognizes the Sprints On Dirt Engine Builder of the Year. Gressman Powersports is the 2016 recipient of the award for its high level of craftsmanship and dedication to the Sprints On Dirt racing community. Scott Gressman was presented with the award at the 2016 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Awards Banquet by Engine Pro representative Dain Naida. Gressman Powersports, located in Fremont, Ohio, provided Brian Smith with the power and durability to win the 2016 Sprints On Dirt championship. Press Releases11/30
  • Oswego Speedway NY)For the first time in more than 20 years, a veteran Ohio Supermodified driver will contend for Oswego Speedway’s coveted Novelis Supermodified track championship as two-time and defending ISMA Supermodified champion Dave Shullick Jr. will join forces with John Nicotra Racing for a weekly assault on the ‘Steel Palace’ in 2017. Press Releases11/30
  • Chace Karpenko)Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway is regarded as one of the country’s most daunting speedway tracks; however, Chace Karpenko in last Saturday night’s sixth Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW round managed to come away from his debut at the track with a satisfying performance. Press Releases11/30
  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)The JSR King of the River final will decided Saturday night at Heartland Speedway, Moama and with 6 teams in contention to win the Crown and the $2000 it will be a thrilling way to finish the mini-series. Only 39 points separate the top 6 and with double points on offer for the final it really is anyone’s crown. 14 teams have contested all rounds the mini-series showing the popularity it has developed. Press Releases11/30
  • Lucas Ashe)With the 2016 season officially in the books, Lucas Ashe is pleased to announce that his Lucas Ashe Racing team has reached an agreement with Harley Van Dyke and Van Dyke Motorsports for the 2017 season. Press Releases11/30
  • Kaeding Performance Swap Meet) This Weekend!! Weather looks good, so come out to the 27th annual Kaeding Performance Race Car Swap Meet at the San Jose Fairgrounds on Tully Road, will take place on December 3rd 2016 at 8:00 a.m. This is the Swap Meet to come to, with vendors and buyers from all over California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Hawaii, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. So pack up all your racing parts or bring $$$ to find the best buys from the top teams in the Western States and beyond. Kaeding Performance will be hosting an Open House at their location 813 Cristich Lane in Campbell from 12 Noon to 6:00 p.m. following the Swap Meet. The Open House will include a buffet lunch, door prizes & Open House Specials. 11/30
  • King Racing Products)The motorsports world will be traveling to downtown Indianapolis next week for the Performance Racing Industry Trade show. KING RACING PRODUCTS will be there with many new innovative items being released for the 2017 season, “We are excited to showcase our new products, answer questions & release our new catalog at the PRI trade show next week” stated Blake Robertson. This years PRI trade show will start on Dec. 8th thru the 10th. You can visit the KING RACING PRODUCTS @ booth 1909. To find out more information about KING RACING PRODUCTS just click on this link 11/30
  • Tyler Clem)14-year-old, Tyler Clem entered three divisions on Sunday evening and came away with two wins during the 4th annual Left Over Classic/ Florida State Championships at Bubba Raceway Park. The holiday weekend opened for Tyler on Saturday night as he made the trip to Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida) to compete with the Florida Late Models at the ½-mile oval. A wreck in his heat race left Clem starting at the tail of the feature. Despite starting at the back of the field, Tyler enjoyed a great run in the feature in his Rocket Chassis #14 Bubba Army Late Model as he advanced to a runner-up finish behind Shan Smith. Press Releases11/30
  • IMCA)One of the best spokesmen for the IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Cars is the division’s newest national champion. Andy Shouse won seven features, along with the Sprint Series of Oklahoma and Allstar Performance Oklahoma State crowns in his first full season in the 305 class. He bookended those feature victories with strings of top five finishes at the start and the end of the 2016 campaign. Press Releases11/30

Tuesday  November 29th 2016

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is. C. S. Lewis



  • Zemco Racing)Dale Blaney and Zemco Headers Sprint Car Team have teamed up for the 2017 Season. The Zemco Headers Sprint Car Team owned by John and PeeWee Zemaitis has a rich history of hiring excellent drivers and winning races and hiring Dale Blaney is a perfect fit. “It’s an honor to drive for John and PeeWee Zemaitis,” said Blaney. I have known John and crew chief Tommy Carl for a long time and they are one of the best teams and most respected teams out there and the team has a ton of history and I can’t wait to drive for them in Florida.”  Press Releases11/29
  • 33rd Annual Race and Hi-Performance Swap Meet January 14th 2017 Held at the Expo Building W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds Sioux Falls, South Dakota 100 N Lyon Blvd Sioux Falls SD 57107 Saturday 8 am to 3 pm Booths available 10 x 10 $40.00 (One Pass included Per Booth) Add $10.00 if not paid or postmarked prior to December 15th 2016 Set up times: Friday January 13th from 9 am to 7 pm and Saturday January 14th starting at 6:30 am. Send payments to: Lev Promotions P.O. Box 1578 Sioux Falls South Dakota 57101-1578 605-201-4545 Call, text or email Bill Lev Like us on Facebook Lev Promotions Please visit our website at: 11/29
  • USAC)Coming into the 2016 USAC National Midget season, many observers earmarked Tanner Thorson as the odds-on favorite to become the next series champion. Armed with three years of experience in the series and a ride in the perennially potent Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports ride, it was more than enough to provide credence to the notion that Thorson would be a contender to win each and every night he strapped into the TRD - JBL Audio/Bullet/Speedway Toyota No 67. USAC 11/29
  • Champion Racing Oil)Offering one of the most comprehensive racing programs in the motorsports industry, Champion Racing Oil has announced the details for their 2017 “ELITE RACER” Program, providing support for participants in almost every recognized sanctioned racing event in North America and Canada.  Press Releases11/29
  • CRASH PAD)If a Broken Back is not part of next season's racing plan then NOW is the time to do something about it. Be Prepared when Stuff Happens !! The CRASH PAD will Reduce Your Risk of Spinal Injury in a crash by providing the right compression resistance and needed space under your butt to evenly slow your downward motion. Sitting on the rigid seat bottom is just asking for trouble. Get a CRASH PAD -NOW- and put it behind you. Dealers, Info, Ordering at 11/29
  • Brady Bacon)As 2016 has evolved, Brady Bacon and the Frank Manafort Racing #76m have become a team to be reckoned with on the USAC National Midget Series trail. Turkey Night proved to be a battle between the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver and none other than Kyle Larson. The 98-lap battle ended with Larson winning by a mere .303 seconds over Brady. The second place run took place amongst a field of 54 midgets Thanksgiving night at Ventura Raceway in California. Brady finished the season third in USAC National Midget points. The team will now aim for the “Junior Knepper 55” at the Southern Illinois Center in DuQuoin on December 17.  Press Releases11/29
  • Sharon Speedway OH)While the 2017 racing season is still well over four months away, Sharon Speedway management has been busy making preparations for the 88th anniversary season. All of the major events scheduled in 2016 will return with some additional events in the works. The weekly Saturday night "Steel Valley Thunder" program has been reduced from six divisions down to four for the 2017 season.  Press Releases11/29
  • EMMR)The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing will host a two-day Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 3, and Sunday, December 4. On Saturday, local drag racing historian Darwin Doll will present a day of drag racing history. Beginning at 1 p.m., there will be a roundtable discussion entitled “Our Heritage, Our Heroes.” Press Releases11/29

Monday  November 28th 2016

Getting closer to the Motorsports & Machinery Auction! A little sampling above with more being added!! Visit auctioneer site for more items and images. When: Wed, December 7th at 10AM. Location: 1185 E Northfield Dr., Brownsburg, IN 46112 For more info or call Jeff (317.858.7793) or Bernie (317.244.9437) Auctioneer: Lawson & Co.

You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough. William Blake



  • Zemco Speed Equipment)New Stuff for 2017 11/28
  • Column)Pat & Bruce Eckel have Ventura Raceway Turkey Night notes in A Typical Weekend11/28
  • Column)Ron Rodda has notes from ASCS SW in Somerton AZ in From the Grandstand 11/28
  • World of Outlaws)Joey Saldana is not only carrying on his family legacy into the 2017 racing season, but also living out the legacy left by the late Bryan Clauson. Saldana teamed up with Matt Wood and NASCAR star Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to pilot the Elk Grove Ford/ Roth Investments No. 17 racecar in the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series tour next season - an aspiration of Clauson's since he first hopped into a 410 Sprint Car. DIRT/World of Outlaws 11/28
  • Premier Speedway AU)The 2016 Knoxville Nationals Champion Jason Johnson will return to the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic when the famed event celebrates its 45th running with thanks to Lucas Oil this coming January. The native of Eunice, Louisiana who now resides in Rocky Mount, Missouri claimed a famous victory in August at the Knoxville Nationals when he dethroned defending champion and nine-time winner Donny Schatz after an epic 50 lap battle. Press Releases11/28
  • Joshua Shipley)Joshua Shipley nearly completed the biggest comeback victory of his young sprint car career last weekend during the Copper Classic. Shipley opened the two-day ASCS Southwest Region event at Arizona Speedway last Friday by qualifying sixth quickest in the Alan and Kaylene Verville owned ride. Shipley advanced a position to finish fourth in a heat race, which locked him into the 12th starting position for the 25-lap main event. Press Releases11/28
  • Chase Johnson)Chase Johnson capped the 2016 season with strong results last weekend. Johnson started the busy holiday week last Wednesday by making his debut at Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif., during the famed Turkey Night Grand Prix. Press Releases11/28
  • Harli White)Harli White leaves this week to embark upon her first career trip to Australia. White will compete in approximately a dozen winged 410ci sprint car races during December and January for Paul Stirton and the A-One Charge Air Coolers backed team. Press Releases11/28
  • Giovanni Scelzi)Giovanni Scelzi powered to eight micro sprint feature victories and the California Speedweek title this season. However, the highlight of 2016 was the transition from micro sprint to sprint car, which Scelzi made as a 14-year-old. "It was a big transition," he said. "It was an eye opener on how difficult it is. I would say it was a learning year. I think my driving came a long way from the beginning of the year." Press Releases11/28
  • POWRi)The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series is thrilled to announce that the Belle-Clair Speedway Meents Memorial Presented by Priority Aviation will be broadcast on MAVTV. The October 1st Belle-Clair Speedway event will be broadcast on MAVTV Thursday, December 1st at 8:30am, 12:00pm and 3:00pm eastern time. Press Releases11/28
  • Penn Live)Dale Blaney inks deal to run for famed Zemco team in Central Pennsylvania Penn Live 11/28



  • Indy Race Parts)Getting closer to the Motorsports & Machinery Auction! A little sampling above with more being added!! Visit auctioneer site for more items and images. When: Wed, December 7th at 10AM. Location: 1185 E Northfield Dr., Brownsburg, IN 46112 For more info or call Jeff (317.858.7793) or Bernie (317.244.9437) Auctioneer: Lawson & Co. 11/28
  • Joey Saldana)Sprint car veteran and 99-time World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series winner Joey Saldana has found a new home for the 2017 racing season. Saldana will drive the Elk Grove Ford/Roth Investments No. 17 for the newly-formed Stenhouse Jr.-Wood Racing team. Owned by NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Matt Wood, Stenhouse Jr.-Wood Racing will compete full time on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tour in 2017. Saldana, who finished fifth in the World of Outlaws point standings in 2016, will be looking to improve that finish and earn his milestone 100th series victory. Press Releases11/28
  • Tarlton Motorsports)With the USAC West Coast 360’s running alongside the USAC National Midgets on Wednesday and Thursday night in Ventura, CA as part of the Turkey Night Grand Prix, Carson Macedo took advantage of the twin billing and climbed aboard the potent Tarlton Motorsports No. 21x machine for one final time in 2016. Press Releases11/28
  • DJ Netto)Making a return trip to Arizona over the weekend to close out his 2016 campaign, DJ Netto and the Tri-C Motorsports team made the most of their trip as Netto scored the team’s first win together as he completed a clean sweep during Saturday night’s Copper Classic. Press Releases11/28
  • Champion Racing Oil)Champion Racing Oil, a globally recognized industry leader in performance lubricants for over 60 years, will display on Dec. 8thth thru the 10th at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis; a new sprint car cut-a-away built by Jack Elam of J & J Auto Racing. Press Releases11/28

Sunday  November 27th 2016

Men do not shape destiny, Destiny produces the man for the hour. Fidel Castro



  • ASCS Lucas Oil)The lineup for the 2017 season for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network is continuing to take shape and among the nights that have already been confirmed is the National Tour's return to Colorado and the addition of two new facilities to the ASCS lineup as Joe Bellm with BST Promotions will bring the series back to Colorado on Memorial Day Weekend. ASCS 11/27
  • Toby Bellbowen)Toby Bellbowen competed in the sixth round of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship on Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway. Despite there being plenty of action in the main event, Toby missed it all and brought the Hogs Breath Café number seven home in a great seventh place. Press Releases11/27
  • Premier Speedway AU)After the opening two nights of Sprintcar action at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool the points battle in the 2016-17 Parr Motorsports USC Victoria Track Premiership is a hotly contested affair with three drivers currently sharing top spot. Press Releases11/27
  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)Popular All Star Legend Phil Lock crossed the finish line first to take out RD4 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series at Murray Machining & Sheds Speedway Saturday night. In what can only be described as ‘action packed’ the 30 lap A main had it all - thrills, spills and drama. Lock started from P10 and probably thought odds were against him winning with heavy hitters at the front but as the laps unfolded he was there at the end closely followed by Brenten Farrer’s Frijtek V34 and Trigga Gates Crane Worx SA5. Race Results11/27

Saturday  November 26th 2016

My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right? Charles M. Schulz



  • ASCS SW)11/26/2016 at Arizona Speedway A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 3C-D.J. Netto[5]; 2. 12-John Carney II[2]; 3. 9R-Reece Goetz[4]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel[12]; 5. 91C-Chase Goetz[7]; 6. 8-Bob Ream Jr[18]; 7. 90-Lance Norick[8]; 8. 4S-Michael Kofoid[15]; 9. 22L-Garen Linder[11]; 10. 20Z-Rick Ziehl[3]; 11. 91-Casey Buckman[9]; 12. 4U-James Aragon[17]; 13. 0J-Jeremy McCune[22]; 14. 22-Mike Rux Jr[20]; 15. 5-Brian Boswell[21]; 16. 131-Royal Jones[19]; 17. 82-Christopher Bell[1]; 18. 2-Alex Pettas[14]; 19. 5C-Billy Chester III[6]; 20. 74-Colton Hardy[10]; 21. 01JR-Josh Shipley[16]; 22. 22X-Jesse Baker[13] ASCS 11/26
  • East Bay Raceway Park FL)Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Sprints (20-laps) 1. 23d Dylan Colding 2. 1* Tim George 3. 5 Hayden Campbell 4. 22 Johnny Gilbertson 5. 02 Gene Lasker 6. 01 Anthony D/Alessio 7. 11b Billy Bridges 8. 15 Geoff Styner 9. 3a AJ Maddox 10. 2 Brandon Love 11. 19 Keith Butler 12. 44a Mike Steinruck 13. 96 Nikole Voisey 14. 11 Andy Kelley 15. 55 Kurt Taylor 16. 50 Joe Zuczek 17. 3k Guy Bos 18. 3 Garrett Green (DNS) 19. 28 Bryan Eckley (DNS) 11/26



  • Perth Motorplex AU)King of Wings...1 77 Bradley Maiolo 2 99 Jamie Maiolo 3 7 Lee Nash 4 87 Carl Dowling 5 44 Ben Ellement 6 41 Cameron Gessner 7 80 James Inglis 8 97 Mitchell Wormall 9 10 Andrew Priolo 73 Callum Williamson 79 Scott Chatwin 52 Lee Redmond 8 David Priolo 92 Jason Kendrick 57 Shaun Bradford NT9 Danny Porter 89 Kye Scroop 11/26
  • Premier Speedway AU)1 S15 Aidan Hall 2 V42 Jye Okeeffe 3 V88 David Murcott 4 V36 Tim Van Ginneken 5 S20 Glen Sutherland 6 V52 Darren Mollenoyux 7 V90 Corey McCullagh 8 S19 Bradley Keller 9 S27 Daniel Pestka 10 V70 John Vogels 11 V72 Jacob Smith 12 V84 Sam Wren 13 S72 Mitch Foster 14 V45 Dion Bellman 15 V68 Brett Milburn 16 W3 Steve Lines 17 Q23 Lachlan McHugh Act21 Shaun Dobson 11/26
  • Archerfield Speedway AU)WSS...1 Q17 Luke Oldfield 2 W17 James McFadden 3 W12 Daniel Harding 4 Q25 Andrew Scheuerle 5 V35 Jamie Veal 6 Q36 Mitchell Gee 7 Q59 Kevin Titman 8 Q75 Darren Jensen 9 S45 Jake Tranter 10 Q5 Peter Lack 11 Q95 Ben Hilder 12 Q77 Jayden Peacock 13 Q33 Callum Walker 14 Q54 Richard Morgan 15 W14 Jason Pryde 16 Q28 Allan Woods W2 Brooke Tatnell Q16 Bryan Mann Q49 Simon Jupe N78 Andrew Wright 11/26
  • Valvoline Raceway AU)1 92N Sam Walsh 2 20N Troy Little 3 5V Max Dumesny 4 22N James Thompson 5 21NQ Jordyn Brazier 6 11N Matt Smith 7 7N Toby Bellbowen 8 48N Jackson Delamont 9 32N Warren Ferguson 10 16N Daniel Sayre 11 77N Mitchell Dumesny 12 21D Chace Karpenko 13 54N Grant Tunks 14 52N Mark Attard 15 88N Jimmy Matchett 16 57C Brendan Scorgie 17 2C Ben Atkinson 18 7Q Robbie Farr 6N Matt Geering 9N Kyle Caunt 57N Matthew Dumesny 28N Darryl Campbell 38N Max Johnston 47N Marcus Dumesny 11/26
  • Murray Bridge Speedway AU)#V4 Phil Lock #V34 Brenten Farrer #S5 Trigga Gates #S44 Daniel Evans #V7 Paul Solomon #S90 Michael Lovegrove #S56 Jarman Dalitz #V65 Kane Newcombe #S16 Jack Gartner #NT4 Jamie McInnes #A1 Luke Dillon #S63 Ryan Jones #S33 Mark Caruso #S75 Chris Solomon #S26 Tyson Chambers #S69 Cody Atkins #S57 Rory Button #S22 Chad Ely #V40 Rusty Hickman #S96 Brendan Guerin 11/26
  • ASCS)A wild night at the races ended with Arizona's Billy Chester III standing atop the podium with the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region to kick off the Copper Classic at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek. ASCS 11/26


  • CRASH PAD)Christmas is a time for giving and reducing your driver's risk of Spinal Injury is a great gift. The CRASH PAD uses the material that TESTED BEST for the US Military to Reduce Spinal Impact Forces in seat bottom impacts. If there was something better, we'd use it. Put your driver in a better place with this One Size Fits All seat insert. More information, a long list of Dealers, and Secure Online Ordering can be found at 11/26
  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)The 2016 Ohsweken Speedway season was celebrated on Friday night with the annual awards banquet at Carmen's Banquet Hall in Hamilton. Mitch Brown was honoured as the champion of the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car Division, while Jesse McDonald was recognized as the Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Car champion, Dave Bailey was crowned Ohsweken Speedway Thunder Stock champion, Brandon Janssens received HRW Automotive Mini Stock champion accolades, and Dustin Longboat was awarded his trophy as champion of the Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bomber division. Press Releases11/26
  • Trenton NJ)Anthony Sesely’s three wins in the NAPA Auto Parts Gamblers Classic in Atlantic City established him as a major player in Indoor racing. The 33-year old driver from Matawan, NJ, is hoping that a new ride driving for one of the true super stars of the sport will be the ticket to getting him back to the winners circle. Sesely swept to victory in the 2013, 2014 and 2016 Atlantic City features driving for his family owned team. At Trenton he'll debut in a Three Quarter (TQ)-Midget owned by Lou Cicconi, himself a four time winner of the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series fueled by VP Racing Fuels Press Releases11/26

Friday  November 25th 2016

Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best. Andrew Carnegie



  • ASCS SW)Queen Creek AZ...1 5C Billy Chester 2 82 Christopher Bell 3 9R Reece Goetz 4 20Z Rick Ziehl 5 91C Chase Goetz 6 74 Colton Hardy 7 4U James Aragon 8 0J Jeremy McCune 9 22L Garen Linder 10 2 Alex Pettas 11 14 Cody Sickles 12 131 Royal Jones 01JR Josh Shipley 4S Michael (Buddy) Kofoie 18W Colby Copeland 44 Jake Helsel 3c DJ Netto 12 John Carney 87 Aaron Reutzel 90 Lance Norick 22x Jesse Baker 5 Brian Boswell 11/25



  • USAC)On the rare occasion that Kyle Larson gets the chance to take the wheel of a midget these days, he certainly makes each opportunity count. On Thursday night in the centerpiece of the USAC National and Western States Midget calendar, Larson cooked up one of his patented performances, holding off a furious late-race rally from early leader Brady Bacon to win his second career "Turkey Night Grand Prix" in the 76th running of the prestigious event at California's Ventura Raceway. USAC 11/25
  • USAC)USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR SPECIAL EVENT (No points) RACE RESULTS: November 24, 2016 - Ventura, California - Ventura Raceway - 76th "Turkey Night Grand Prix" FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Geoff Ensign (#3F Finkenbinder), 2. Michael Pickens (#81S Watt), 3. Jake Swanson, 4. Carson Macedo (#21X Tarlton), 5. Klint Simpson, 6. Troy Rutherford, 7. Shon Deskins, 8. Tristan Guardino (#81M Watt), 9. Kyle Smith, 10. Buddy KofoidUSAC 11/25

Thursday  November 24th 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get. Frank A. Clark



  • USAC)Brady Bacon recorded the fastest overall time of the 53 drivers on hand in Wednesday night's USAC National & Western States Midget practice at Ventura Raceway. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver was the fastest in two of the three sessions held on the one-fifth-mile oval in preparation for Thursday night's 76th running of the "Turkey Night Grand Prix." His time of 12.115 seconds in the first session held up as the top speed on the chart. USAC 11/24
  • USAC WC)USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR SPECIAL EVENT RACE RESULTS: November 23, 2016 – Ventura, California – Ventura Raceway – “76th Annual Turkey Night Grand Prix” FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Tristan Guardino, 2. Cory Kruseman, 3. Michael Pickens, 4. Geoff Ensign, 5. Chase Johnson, 6. Trey Macham, 7. Carson Macedo, 8. Cody Majors, 9. Troy Rutherford, 10. R.J. JohnsonUSAC 11/24

Wednesday  November 23rd 2016

What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate. Donald Trump



  • Team ILP)Inside Line Promotions drivers earned 139 feature victories and 11 championships during the 2016 season. Derek Hagar led the way with 16 triumphs that guided him to the USCS Mid South title. Jack Dover picked up 14 wins and the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints championship. Press Releases11/23
  • Derek Hagar)Derek Hagar tied his season-high total of 16 feature wins in 2016 to give him double-digit victories during four straight seasons. The numerous trips to Victory Lane also led to the USCS Mid South championship, which makes Hagar a title winner in all three USCS regions during his career. Press Releases11/23
  • Ryan Smith)While his win total wasn't what Ryan Smith had hoped for in 2016, he said this season was "one of the most consistent years" he has produced. On the heels of the solid year Smith is excited to announce his opportunity to drive a midget at the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire Jan. 10-14 in Tulsa, Okla. Press Releases11/23
  • Kevin Mingus)Kevin Mingus turned a few heads in his rookie season racing a 305ci winged sprint car on dirt. So much so, he has already signed a new sponsor for next year. "Jamie Neel and his son, Austin, are going to help us out for 2017," Mingus said. "Jamie is a friend of my dad and works with United Rental. He tried to get them to sponsor us, but their budget is allocated to Graham Rahal and the IndyCar team for 2017. Jamie reached into his own pocket and said he would help us out." Press Releases11/23
  • Aaron Reutzel)The 2016 season isn’t quite over for Aaron Reutzel. Not just yet. After capturing his eighth overall win of 2016 in the November 12 Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season finale at Cocopah Speedway near Yuma, the 2015 series champion looks for more Arizona gold in this weekend’s ASCS Southwest “Copper Classic” at Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway. Press Releases11/23
  • Kyle Bellm)Kyle Bellm wrapped up his second season among the top ten in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points during last weekend’s season-ending double in Arizona aboard the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car. Press Releases11/23
  • Brent Marks)In conjunction with the 29th Annual Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis, Indiana, the “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks hopes to solidify his plans for the upcoming year during the next two to three weeks. The Myerstown, Pennsylvania, native has been taking the necessary steps in narrowing down his campaign trail for the 2017 season, but hopes to release his final plan of attack just after PRI. Press Releases11/23
  • Paul Freeman)Teaming up with car owner and good friend Grahame Allard after five seasons on the sidelines, Paul Freeman has made a return to Sprintcar racing in the 2016-17 season, and he’s loving every minute of it. The ex-Litre Sprintcar racer has contested two race meetings so far this season aboard the ex-Jason Sides GF1 car, which is powered by an ex-Blake Skipper 410 Chev engine, and he is looking forward to once again taking to the track this Saturday night at his home track: Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway.Press Releases11/23
  • Sprintcar All Stars)The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Stars head to Murray Machining & Sheds Speedway, Murray Bridge this Saturdays for Round 4 making this the third state in three weekends and series regulars are certainly clocking up the miles. Press Releases11/23
  • White Lightning Motorsports)White Lightning Motorsports drivers Jamie Ball and Devin Kline combined to capture five wins this season at the 'Sprint Car Capital of the World.' "As we wrap up the 2016 season we have a lot of good memories and accomplishments," Ball said. Ball competed in the 360ci sprint car division at Knoxville Raceway. He also traveled to various races with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and tackled his first Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., this season. Press Releases11/23
  • J&J Auto Racing)J&J Auto Racing drivers Morgan Turpen and Derek Hagar laid claim to two of three 2016 United Sprint Car Series (USCS) dirt championships to close out the season. Turpen, driving for owner Terry Gray, won six feature events en route to her second consecutive USCS National Series title. Turpen, who hails from Cordova, Tenn., made history to become the only women in sprint car and USCS Series history to win back-to-back national championships. Owner and fellow driver, Gray, also posted solid season stats as he finished second in both the USCS National division and the USCS Mid-South Thunder Series. Press Releases11/23

Tuesday  November 22nd 2016

I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food. W. C. Fields



  • Alger WA)Skagit Speedway along with the 2016 class champions are teaming up for the "Champions 4 Community Food & Toy Drive" this Christmas season. The six champion drivers will spend an afternoon shopping for food for the area food banks and toys for the community toy drive. "Last season we had our 1st 'Champions 4 Community Food and Toy Drive' and it was a success raising over $11,000 and we all had a lot of fun shopping" Said track promoter Steve Beitler, "We had a great time shopping last year. Watching the class champions picking out toys and shopping for food and maximizing their budgets was a blast! We even had an impromptu football game and bicycle race inside the Walmart store" The toys were donated for distribution to the Les Schwab Toy Drive and to the Skagit Valley Herald Christmas Toy Drive. The food was donated to area food banks in Alger, Mt.Vernon, Sedro Woolley and Concrete. We are asking our fans and race teams to pledge their support at any level ($5, $10, $20, $50, $100, ???) and track promoter Steve Beitler will match the funds 100% up to $2,000 to raise a minimum of $4,000 for the Food and Toy Drive. Together we can help a lot of families and children have a Merry Christmas! Fans and teams can donate by calling 360-724-3567 and place a pledge with a credit card or you can mail a check to: Skagit Speedway PO Box 911 Burlington WA 98233. info at 11/22
  • Kevin Swindell)Kevin Swindell has shifted into a different side of motor sports in 2016. Swindell, who became the youngest driver to win a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series feature when he was 17-years-old and who is the only driver to record four straight Chili Bowl Nationals victories, became an owner this year. Press Releases11/23
  • Channin Tankersley)Channin Tankersley produced the best season in his sprint car career in 2016. Tankersley recorded his second ASCS Gulf South Region championship in the past three years and he earned a career-best five region wins during the strong season. Press Releases11/22
  • Brandon Hanks)Brandon Hanks enjoyed a breakout performance in 2016. "It was a great year," he said. "I'm tickled to death how it played out. It's a big deal for our team. It's something we can build on. I know we're capable of a lot more. I need more experience and seat time to keep learning and getting better, but I feel good about how much we learned and how much we gained. The championship topped it all off." Press Releases11/22
  • Johnny Herrera)Johnny Herrera tied his career-best runner-up result in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings in 2016. The second-place finish marked the sixth consecutive season that Herrera has placed in the top four of the standings. He ranked second in the series in wins (six), top fives (24) and top 10s (32). Press Releases11/22
  • Chase Johnson)Chase Johnson will wrap up his 2016 sprint car season this week when he makes his debut at the famed Turkey Night Grand Prix. Johnson is venturing to Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif., for the 360ci non-wing sprint car portion of the marquee event that runs this Wednesday and Thursday. Press Releases11/22
  • Giovanni Scelzi)Giovanni Scelzi made the most of his final race of the season last Saturday at Plaza Park Raceway, where he captured his eighth micro sprint victory of the year. Scelzi was efficient every time he hit the track as he piloted the CS9 house car to the Turkey Night triumph. Press Releases11/22
  • MyRacePass)MyRacePass has developed a new MRP Pro Platinum driver package for Paul McMahan. The website - - has pages showcasing his schedule and results, news, sponsors, biography, photos, merchandise and more. Press Releases11/22
  • Oswego Speedway NY)For the first time in his illustrious Supermodified career, Dave Shullick Jr. was honored as Oswego Speedway’s Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series champion at the annual ISMA Supermodified awards banquet held at the Turning Stone Resort Casino this past Saturday. Press Releases11/22
  • RPM@Indy)The Fourth Annual RPM@Indy Promoters Workshops will revisit the timely topics featured at the recent RPM@Vegas Workshop when promoters gather in the Media Center at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, December 7. Late entries are welcome from promoters making last-minute plans. Reserve credentials online today, or get them day-of at the Workshop. Press Releases11/22
  • WRE) Would like to say Happy Thanksgiving!!!! To everyone from drivers to crews, from owner to fans.... Happy Thanksgiving Everyone !!! we wish everyone and all of everyone's families to be safe and careful on this day of spending time with your families and friends... Get the advantage at... 11/22
  • Sam Hafertepe Jr)Heading into 2016, Sam Hafertepe Jr. wasn’t sure of much. Indecision about when and where the Keith Dobbs #15H race team headlined the offseason. Convincing his car owner to run the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series proved to be a winner in more ways than one. In addition to his first championship with the series, he picked up ten wins, including historic runs at the Skagit Dirt Cup and the Fred Brownfield Memorial in Washington. Press Releases11/23
  • USAC)This Thursday, November 24th, Jim Naylor’s Ventura Raceway will host the “76th Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix.” Presented by Agajanian Promotions, the USAC Western States and National Midgets will battle in one of the most prestigious and longest running motorsports events in the country. The USAC West Coast and VRA Sprint Cars will join the action packed card in a special non-point event. The Pit Gates at the “The Best Little Dirt Track in America” will open at Noon, the Driver’s Meeting will be held at 2:45pm, and the program starts at 3:30pm. USAC 11/22
  • USAC)Starting tomorrow, November 23rd, the USAC West Coast and VRA Sprint Cars will battle at Ventura Raceway for two nights of action. Joining the prestigious “76th Annual Turkey Night Grand Prix,” with the USAC National and Western States Midgets, the 360 powered traditional sprints will battle in special non-point events. The Pit Gates at the “The Best Little Dirt Track in America” will open at Noon, the Driver’s Meeting will be held at 2:45pm, and the program starts at 3:30pm. USAC 11/22
  • USAC)The 76th annual "Turkey Night Grand Prix" will be streamed LIVE at from California's Ventura Raceway on Wednesday and Thursday, November 23 and 24. The two-night racing spectacular begins Wednesday night, Nov. 23, with a USAC West Coast Sprint Car special event that concludes with a 25-lap feature event, plus USAC Midget practice. USAC 11/22
  • USAC)Charging from sixth, Ronnie Gardner (Corona, California) sliced his way past Frankie Guerrini on lap 21 and claimed last Saturday’s win at Bakersfield Speedway. For Gardner, the 30-lap victory was his sixth triumph of the campaign. Guerrini, hard charger Chad Boat, Cory Elliott, and Courtney Crone followed the point leader to the checkered flags. USAC 11/22
  • USAC)Billy Boat and John Lawson. No two names are more synonymous with USAC West Coast Midget racing in the mid-1990s than these gentlemen. You could also say that no two names struck more fear into their fellow competitors when they pulled into the pits and rolled their car off the hauler for another night of racing than these two. USAC 11/22
  • USAC)Nine points separate two men from reaching the pinnacle of their sport. Two men who've endured a season that's seen its ups and its downs, but a season that can be redeemed and rewarded with one more successful performance in an event that simply oozes with history - the 76th running of the "Turkey Night Grand Prix" at California's Ventura Raceway. USAC 11/22

Monday  November 21st 2016

When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them. Rodney Dangerfield



  • IRA Sprints)The Interstate Racing Association concluded their 50th anniversary season by combining the accomplishments of the established Bumper To Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series, and their upstart Meyer Valves & Vacs Wisconsin wingLESS Sprint Series this past Saturday at the Embassy Suites in Brookfield, Wisconsin. A packed main ballroom greeted the honorees for the festivities emceed by the comedic and talented Ray Underwood. Jeff Fischer of Grandstand Video opened the program with a wonderfully done video showing IRA's humble beginnings fifty years ago, to how and where the series is now, showing a cast of characters that helped form the IRA.IRA11/21
  • Column)"Southern Sprintcar Season In Review and a Look Forward to 2017" by Richard Golardi Florida Open Wheel 11/21
  • Florida Open Wheel)Link for race video from Richard Golardi: Video - " "Southern Sprintcars at Showtime Speedway, Feature Race, 11-19-2016" 11/21
  • Sammy Swindell)Sammy Swindell added to his already impressive racing résumé in 2016. Swindell scored seven feature victories, including wins with the National Sprint League, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, National Sprint League 360 Sprint Car Series and the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, to give him at least one win each season for the past 46 years. Press Releases11/21
  • Chase Dietz)Despite the initial uncertainty, Chase Dietz’s upcoming season is looking brighter than ever, already planning to chase a 2017 Lincoln Speedway track championship with car owner Troy Godfrey aboard the Godfrey Racing Engines/No. 5G. Press Releases11/21
  • Seth Bergman)Seth Bergman was victorious in five different states during his 2016 campaign. Bergman captured a pair of victories in both Mississippi and South Dakota as well as wins in Oklahoma, Missouri and Arizona. Press Releases11/21
  • Susquehanna Speedway PA)For the first time in history, Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will compete on the red clay at Susquehanna Speedway. Set for Sunday, August 20, 2017, the first ever All Star Circuit of Champions date at the York Haven facility will be the Justin Snyder Salute to the Troops . “I am thrilled to have the All Star Circuit of Champions come to Susquehanna Speedway in 2017,” stated General Manager Kolten Gouse. “What Tony has done with that series is truly amazing and we are certainly excited to support his series.” Central PA 11/21
  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi pushed himself outside of his comfort zone in 2016 when Scelzi and his Roth Motorsports sponsored, family owned team left the familiar confines of California to compete in the Midwest throughout the summer. Press Releases11/21
  • Harli White)Harli White will go national racing in 2017. White, who is set to embark upon her first career offseason trip to race in Australia, is planning on tackling the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour next season. Press Releases11/21
  • Patriot Sprints)The Patriot Sprint Tour awards banquet was held at the Staybridge Suites on the Genesee River in Rochester, NY this past Saturday where Jared Zimbardi took home nearly $10,000 cash for his banner season in 2016 scoring five American Series wins and three Canadian Series wins. Press Releases11/21
  • USAC)Thursday's 76th "Turkey Night Grand Prix" returns to California's Ventura Raceway for the first time since 1997, concluding a 2016 USAC points racing calendar that features a four-way battle for the USAC National Midget Championship. Among the four drivers who mathematically have a shot at winning the title are Nevada's Tanner Thorson, the defending "Turkey Night" Champion, who holds a slim nine-point edge over runner-up Spencer Bayston from Indiana. USAC 11/21
  • ASCS Gulf South)Channin Tankersley from Highlands, TX. is now a two time ASCS Gulf South Champion. He received $9,000.00 in cash plus $1,500.00 in prizes for winning the 2016 ASCS Gulf South Championship. Fifteen drivers received cash and awards from a $53,500.00 point fund which included $30,250.00 in cash. The event was held at L’auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles. Special guest included Emmett and Fussy Hahn, Tom and Dana Lorenz, Bruce Griffth Jr., Marcus Laney and photographer Carey Akin. ASCS 11/21
  • Shaun Dobson)To say that Shaun Dobson fought hard for his podium finish in last Saturday night’s second World Series Sprintcars Championship round at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway would be quite the understatement. The pilot of the ACT # 21 Essendon Ford / Quantum Quartz backed Cool ended up in third place on the podium at the completion of the feature race behind winner Jamie Veal and second-placed Robbie Farr. Press Releases11/21

Sunday  November 20th 2016

I don't care how good you are, you have to have that feeling in your gut that you want to win every week when you go out there. Tony Stewart



  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)Paul ’Cyclone’ Solomon picked up a well-deserved win Saturday night for RD3 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series at Heartland Raceway. He locked in the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award with a 15.392 and took out a Heat win rounding out the night for him. “It’s been several years since Pauly has taken out an All Star feature so to see him on the podium again was pretty cool.” Promoter Searle tells us. Race Results11/20
  • OCRS)Robert Sellers received the 2016 Harold Leep Championship Trophy as champion of the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series Saturday night. The venue was held for the first time at the 'Signs of the Times' in Sapulpa Oklahoma where several other drivers were acknowledged for their accomplishments during the 15th year of sprint car competition by the Tulsa Oklahoma based series. Sellers is a back to back champion as he also took the 2015 crown as well. OCRS 11/20
  • USAC)USAC WESTERN STATES MIDGET SERIES RACE RESULTS: November 19, 2016 – Bakersfield California – Bakersfield Speedway LIGHT UP THE WORLD BEVERAGES FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ronnie Gardner, 2. Frankie Guerrini, 3. Chad Boat, 4. Cory Elliott, 5. Courtney Crone, 6. Maria Cofer, 7. Robert Dalby, 8. Tyler Dolacki, 9. Troy Rutherford, 10. Tim BarberUSAC 11/20

Saturday  November 19th 2016

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



  • Port Royal Speedway PA)The biggest and richest event in the long and storied history of Port Royal Speedway was announced Saturday night, November 19, 2016 at the annual oval awards banquet. Celebrating its 50th annual running on September 9, 2017, the 50th annual Tuscarora 50 for sprint cars will pay $50,000 to win out of a nearly $100,000 total purse. Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars will again sanction the prestigious event. Central PA 11/19
  • Knoxville Raceway IA)Over $250,000 in cash and contingencies were handed out Saturday night, November 19 at the 2016 Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup Series Banquet! The event, held at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa again played host to over 500 attendees. Tony Bokhoven and Kris Krug presided as Masters of Ceremonies. The contingency package was headlined by a giveaway of eight chassis. Each owner in all three sprint car classes was awarded a contingency (see prize list with winners below). The Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO) again will provide insurance for all 2016 Knoxville point eligible drivers next season for wherever they may race. The KRCO will also provide each driver a $800 gift certificate to Simpson Racing Products.BillW's Knoxville News 11/19
  • Knoxville Raceway IA)Following a successful 2016 entry into grassroots racing, 5-hour ENERGY® has announced they will return to sprint car racing's most prestigious race as the title sponsor of the 2017 Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway. The 57th running of the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores will be held August 9-12, 2017. The four-day event hosts more than 100 of sprint car racing's greatest drivers from the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. More than 20,000 fans converge upon the small town of Knoxville, Iowa, just 40 minutes southeast of Des Moines, for the annual event. Press Releases11/19
  • Penn Live)Port Royal Speedway ups next year's Tuscarora 50 winner's share to$50,000 11/19
  • Penn Live)National Sprint League officials aren't scheduling shows in 2017, series return not ruled out 11/19
  • CRASH PAD)The Right Stuff Matters. The CRASH PAD uses the material that TESTED BEST for the US Military to Reduce Spinal Impact Forces. Be Smart. Be Prepared with this simple insert. Dealers, Info, Ordering at 11/19
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)Are you looking for a great Christmas gift for that special racing fan? If you are, tickets to the April 1st “So Cal Showdown” featuring the legendary World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars at Perris Auto Speedway would make for a great surprise under the tree. Joining the world’s fastest sprint cars on the program will be the popular Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, PAS Senior Sprints and the Young Gun Sprint Cars. Press Releases11/19
  • ESS)Saturday night, November 12th, the luxurious Vernon Downs Casino Hotel hosted the annual awards banquet for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS). Steve Poirier was crowned now seven-time champion taking home $10,944 on the night including most of the hardware and special prizes A record banquet crowd saw a total payout over $84,000 which included over $50,000 in cash. That was also the highest totals on the 34 year history of ESS. Press Releases11/19
  • Ventura Raceway CA)Twenty-two fast, fun numbers on the first 75 editions of the Turkey Night Grand Prix. The 76th running of the longest running and most prestigious midget race in the world is this coming Wednesday and Thursday, November 23rd and 24th, at the Ventura Raceway. Press Releases11/19
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Over 300 people gathered on Saturday night at the Port Royal Community Building in Port Royal to honor the 2016 speedway track champions. Taking top honors were Doug Esh, Weikert’s Livestock 410 sprints; Andy Haus, Aumiller’s Insurance super late models; Devin Hart, Gray’s Auto & Towing 355 econo late models; Pete Leister, Len Krautheim Auto Sales xtreme stocks; and Nate Gramley, River Valley Builders 305 sprints. Central PA 11/19
  • Lincoln Speedway PA)Lincoln Speedway track champions and special year-end awards were handed out at the Wyndham Garden York Hotel Saturday night, November 19th. The top ten finishers in the season -long point series for both sprint car divisions, and special awards were distributed to rookies’ of-the-year and most improved driver. Central PA 11/19


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