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

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KO's Indiana Bullring Scene Kevin Oldham 10/24 BillW's Knoxville News Bill Wright 12/1 Hoosier Race Report Danny Burton (IN) 1/22
Florida Open Wheel Richard Golardi 2/14 Tri-State Outlook Duane Hancock (OH/IN/MI) 1/6 Cravin Racin Dana Kuyawa 6/14
Dirt Divas Camisha Miller 4/24

From the Grandstand Ron Rodda (CA 2/4

A Typical Weekend Pat & Bruce Eckel 2/10


Bubba Raceway Park USAC Winter Games Winner Justin Grant 2-15-19 Paul Gretzinger Photos


Cory Eliason in the Rudeen Racing #26 won night 1 of the Ronald Laney King of 360's at East Bay Raceway Park FL. Steve Bischoff Photo Click image for larger view More in SpeedShotz


(TOP) A rough battle for the lead position during the USAC Sprint A-Main at Bubba Raceway Park as Chris Windom (5G) and Kevin Thomas Jr, (19) makes contact in the second turn. (MIDDLE) With the white flag flying revealing one lap remain in the 30 lap A-Main as Thomas Jr. (19) leads the way over Windom. Blasting into the first turn, Windom slid under Thomas grabbing the top spot with Windom going on to win the opening USAC Sprint A-Main show. (BOTTOM) The top three finishers in the A-Main event with (left to right) third place going to Justin Grant, winner Chris Windom, and a very unhappy runner up Kevin Thomas Jr...........ANOTHER HEIN BROTHERS' "ACTION" PHOTOGRAPH


Tyler, "Sunshine" Courtney took control of the 30 Lap A-Main, winning the opening round of USAC National Midget Series for 2019 at Bubba Speedway Friday night. Dennis Krieger Imagery More in SpeedShotz


Chris Windom was on a rail all night long and here he is in the heat race, on the heavy loud pedal. Dennis Krieger Imagery  Click image for larger view More in SpeedShotz

The People's Champ, Dave Darland in his new ride for the 2019 USAC Season Wed Night Practice....Dennis Krieger Imagery Click image for larger view

Cory Eliason passes Mark Smith at  the checkered flag to win night 1 of the Ronald Laney King of 360's at East Bay Raceway Park FL. Hosehead Photo 

 After a torrid battle with Kevin Thomas Jr. for several laps, Chris Windom pulled off the win to start the 2019 USAC National Sprint Car Championship at Bubba Raceway Park FL . Dennis Krieger Imagery

Say What!

"I brought (Crew Chief) Derek Claxton along with me,Obviously, we're very familiar with each other and have had a lot of success together. I kind of molded the whole deal together I feel like. Everyone worked equally hard to put this whole deal together over the winter and I'm thankful to them for giving me the opportunity to do it. Between Jason (Goacher), Joe (Brandon) and Derek, and everybody here helping, I think it came together alright for night one." Chris Windom winning night 1 of USAC Sprints at Bubba Raceway Park FL

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

Jac Haudenschild 1989 Jacksonville Florida    Click image for larger view


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What's Coming Up
2/14-16 USAC Sprints Ocala FL

2/14-16 360 Sprints Gibsonton FL

2/16 SSSS Punta Gorda FL

2/16 Hunt Wingless Marysviille CA

2/22 WoO Paige TX

2/22-23 SE Sprint/Midget Clewiston FL

2/22-23 USCS Milton FL

2/23 King of Thunder Hanford CA

2/23 WoO Kilgore TX





Cory Eliason victory lane on night 1 of the Ronald Laney King of 360's at East Bay Raceway Park FL. Hoseheads YouTube

Justin Grant and the TOPP Motorsports team won night 2 of USAC National Sprint Cars at Bubba Raceway Park FL . Hosehead Photo Mark Smith in victory lane on night 2 of the Ronald Laney King of 360's at East Bay Raceway Park FL. Steve Bischoff


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Friday  February 15th


I want to live fast and die young. Chris Farley



  • East Bay Raceway Park FL)Mark Smith was on the threshold of victory in the opening race, denied by a last lap pass for a win. Whether that turn of events was motivation or the idea that Smith has a fast race car, whatever the circumstance, Smith was not to be denied as he marched through the field to claim the Friday win. Race Results2/15

  • USAC)USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: February 15, 2019 - Bubba Raceway Park - Ocala, Florida - "Winter Dirt Games X" FEATURE: (30 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Justin Grant (2), 2. C.J. Leary (1), 3. Tyler Courtney (22), 4. Chad Boespflug (11), 5. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (3), 6. Damion Gardner (7), 7. Timmy Buckwalter (9), 8. Chase Stockon (8), 9. Dave Darland (21), 10. Kyle Cummins (12)USAC2/15



  • Photos)Shots by Hein Brothers from USAC Sprints at Bubba Raceway Park are in SpeedShotz 2/15

  • Photos)Shots from night 2 of USAC sprint at Bubba Raceway Park FL are in Hoseheads LIVE2/15

  • Port Royal Speedway PA)As the Port Royal Speedway rapidly approaches kicking off their 2019 season Sunday March 10th, they will do so with familiar partners, along with several new sponsors presenting the various series competing weekly. Weikert’s Livestock, out of Fairfield, Pa, will once again return to the speedway as the presenting sponsor of 30 races for the 410 Sprint Car division. One of the most well-known sponsors in the racing world, the Weikert name has been synonymous with Central Pa racing since the early 70’s thanks to their famous #29 sprinter.Central PA 2/15

  • Dodge City Raceway Park KS)An already action-packed 2019 schedule of events atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval in southwest is even better now with the addition of the Stock Car Shootout on Saturday night, May 4. The May 4 Stock Car Shootout will be rounded out by a full card Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds and IMCA Hobby Stocks. Press Releases2/15

  • Brad Sweet Promotions)Brad Sweet Promotions is excited to announce that the Mini Gold Cup will be returning to Silver Dollar Speedway as a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series-sanctioned event on Friday, March 15th with the for the first time since 2016. Press Releases2/15

  • Greg Wilson)Greg Wilson kicked off the 2019 season on Thursday in sunny Florida during the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s. East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa hosts the three-day event, which continues on Friday and Saturday. It marks the first time since 2015 that Wilson is competing in the spectacle. Press Releases2/15

Thursday  February 14th


All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt. Charles M. Schulz



  • USAC)Chris Windom led just one lap in Thursday's USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season opener at Bubba Raceway Park, but it was the one that paid the most as the Canton, Ill. driver prevailed on a wild final lap scramble that saw three different race leaders edge ahead at one point in an instant Valentine's Day classic. USAC 2/14

  • East Bay Raceway Park FL)The final week of the 43rd annual Winternationals got off to a raucous start with a nailbiting finish in the 25-lap 360 Sprint main event. Early race leader Mark Smith appeared to be destined for the opening night win until Cory Eliason changed the conversation. Race Results2/14



  • Photos)Shots from night 1 of the Ronald Laney King of 360's at East  Bay Raceway Park FL are in Hoseheads LIVE2/14

  • POWRi/BCRA)Performance Open Wheel Racing, Inc. (POWRi), an already established midget racing powerhouse, is proud to announce the addition of some west coast flavor to the brand as a partnership with the Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) has been formed. The BCRA group will be re branded as the POWRi BCRA Lucas Oil Midget Series.Press Releases2/14

  • Column)Article from Richard Golardi: “Carson Macedo Teams with Kyle Larson in 2019"Florida Open Wheel  2/14

  • Sprintcar AllStars AU)For the third weekend in a row and the third state in a row Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series teams are heading off to Sunline Speedway, Waikerie, S.A. this Saturday night. This will be Round 9 of the 12 round series. “After 100th anniversary celebrations over the past two weekends this weekend should be a bit less pressure, but having said that points for the End of Season Championship will really start to get serious so maybe not.” Searle tells us.Press Releases2/14

  • Sam Hafertepe Jr)Kicking off his 2019 season at Bubba Raceway Park this past weekend in USCS competition, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. collected a pair of podium finishes at the egg-shaped oval. Coming in Friday with a run from seventh to second in his Heat Race, Sam positioned the Hills Racing No. 15h on the pole of the A-Feature. Leading the first 11 rounds, a mid-race restart would allow eventual race winner, Davie Franek, his shot at the lead with Hafertepe slipping back to third in the closing laps.Press Releases2/14

  • Placerville Speedway CA)The USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget race at Placerville Speedway on Tuesday and Wednesday November 19th and 20th showcases an over $100,000 purse, making it the richest two-night midget event in history. The Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 marks the first ever appearance by the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series to the popular Northern California quarter-mile. The much-anticipated double header will utilize a modified Trophy Cup style format, featuring larger than normal inverts. Saturday night’s A-main will be 100-laps around the famed red clay oval with the winner picking up a $20,000 payday. All the biggest names in USAC National Midget racing will be in action, as well as some special guest appearances by some of racing’s biggest stars. Press Releases2/14



  • SpeedShiftTV)Speed Shift TV will stream nearly every race hosted by Lincoln Speedway throughout the 2019 season. A partnership with DirtStation will help showcase more than 30 nights of action at the 3/8-mile dirt oval located in Abbottstown, Pa. The opening day is Feb. 23 for the famed Icebreaker 30. Press Releases2/14

  • Seth Bergman)Seth Bergman posted a pair of top-10 finishes during a season-opening doubleheader last weekend at Bubba Raceway Park. Bergman, who is coming off one of the best seasons of his career, kicked off the 2019 campaign by recording an eighth-place result on Friday before finishing seventh on Saturday. Press Releases2/14

  • SOD)Long-time Sprints On Dirt partner MAHLE Aftermarket has returned for 2019 as the title sponsor of the SOD hard charger award. The MAHLE Aftermarket Hard Charger Award is a new role for the company. Previously MAHLE was sponsor of the MAHLE/Clevite Short Track Challenge, then the MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge from 2016 through 2018. Press Releases2/14

Wednesday  February 13th


If you want to grow old as a pilot, you've got to know when to push it, and when to back off. Chuck Yeager



  • USAC)Justin Grant recorded the fastest lap in Wednesday night's USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car practice session at Bubba Raceway Park in preparation for this weekend's "Winter Dirt Games X" events. The Ione, Calif. driver set the quickest time of 13.654 in his TOPP Motorsports/NOS Energy Drink - Bow Foundation - Challenger Construction/Maxim/Claxton Chevy. The lap was quicker than the official one-lap track USAC record of 13.683, set by Justin Grant during qualifying in 2017.USAC 2/13

  • Aaron Reutzel)Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team finished out their Florida in February events on a positive note with a solid performance at last week’s DIRTcar Nationals at Barberville’s Volusia Speedway Park.  Press Releases2/13

  • Dirt Track Heroes)As the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show is in the final stages of it's March 3rd opening day, the behind the scenes activity remains hectic as snow and cold proves to be a hindrance in completing some of the chores. The show has proved to be a very successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing all under one roof, in Phillipsburg, New Jersey as the Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show gets ready to rock and roll.  Press Releases2/13

  • Len Sammons Productions)Scott Kreutter will be returning to the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP for the upcoming Friday and Saturday, March 8th and 9th events at the New York State Fairgrounds Exposition Center in Syracuse, N.Y presented by RPM Raceway.  Press Releases2/13

  • Shane Stewart)Ask any racer competing for a championship and they will tell you that a strong start to a season is key for any title hopes. The good news for Shane Stewart and the CJB Motorsports team is that they can check this particular item off their 2019 list.  Press Releases2/13

  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)The time to set your reminder is now. Reserved Seat ticket renewals and new ticket orders for the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire begin on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, and run through Thursday, April 11, 2019.ASCS 2/13

  • Parker Price-Miller)Returning from his Australian tour, Parker Price-Miller would hustle along to finish up cars for the 2019 season in the United States and successfully make it to Volusia Speedway Park to take part in the DIRTCar Nationals with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions as well as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.  Press Releases2/13

  • USAC)It's already been a dream beginning to 2019 for Tyler Courtney as he's continued the roll of success following his 2018 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car crown and into the start of the new season. Last weekend, his fast start included back-to-back victories in the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget openers at Bubba Raceway Park. Now the Indianapolis, Ind. driver embarks on a mission in his Clauson/Marshall/Newman Racing No. 7BC to duplicate the feat that only some of the very best in this sport can lay claim to as a repeat series champion beginning with February 14-15-16th's "Winter Dirt Games X." USAC 2/13

  • OCRS)Since purchasing the Oil Capital Racing Series from long-time owner Barry Grabel in December, Kerry Gorby has hit the ground running to ensure a smooth transition into the 2019 season. With the season opener just days away, Gorby has announced some changes in staff duties. Gorby has elevated PR Director John Lemon to the position of Race Director. OCRS 2/13

Tuesday  February 12th


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



  • USAC)To roll off the trailer and find immediate success is the ideal goal for all USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car drivers and teams competing in this week's "Winter Dirt Games X" season openers February 14-15-16 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. USAC 2/12

  • KSE Racing Products)February in the United States is an exciting time for Spring Car and Midget enthusiasts. With Speedweek taking center stage in Florida, drivers using KSE Racing Products have fared well so far including a sweep of the events in the ‘Sunshine State’ over this last week. With the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, and the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series all in action, every single winner from the weekend was equipped with KSE Racing Products. Press Releases2/12

  • Buffalo Creek Speedway TX)Buffalo Creek Speedway in Canton, Texas is pleased to release their 17-event schedule for 2019, along with base purse structures for regularly scheduled dirt track racing divisions. The new Buffalo Creek Speedway (BCS) is a unique 1/4-mile banked red dirt oval which will host racing on five Saturday nights and 12 Friday nights from March 29th through October 26th. The new facility offers obstruction-free viewing from any seat, and true ‘in your face’ racing action. Press Releases2/12

  • Donny Schatz)Although put to the test early, forced to battle through a pair of B-main starts against the All Star Circuit of Champions to officially kick off his 2019 American sprint car campaign, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz lived up to his expectations and performed in a big way, earning four-straight top-ten finishes, one of which a podium run against the Greatest Show On Dirt. Press Releases2/12

  • Tony Stewart)After a successful start to his 2019 sprint car campaign that included an All Star Circuit of Champions victory at Bubba Raceway Park, Tony Stewart continued his season with another busy weekend in the Sunshine State, this time entering four-straight events across two classes of sprint cars. The four-race weekend resulted in success for the three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, earning three top-ten finishes during his four starts, two of which podium runs amongst national-level 360 sprint car competition. Press Releases2/12

  • Brian Brown)Brian Brown posted the second-best result of his DIRTcar Nationals career last Saturday when he garnered a fifth-place finish. It was a strong result to a solid week for Brown, who made the dash during three of the four rounds prior to the finale being rained out at Volusia Speedway Park. Press Releases2/12

  • Jason Sides)Jason Sides highlighted his DIRTcar Nationals by scoring a top-10 result last Saturday. The five-day extravaganza hosted by Volusia Speedway Park started on Wednesday with an Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions show. Sides qualified 16th quickest overall and third in his group before placing third in a heat race. He capped the night by finishing 20th in the main event. Press Releases2/12

  • Dodge City Raceway Park KS)Dodge City Raceway Park in southwest Kansas is already widely regarded as one of the premier dirt track racing facilities in the country. Some added excitement is coming now in 2019 with an inner dirt oval constructed that will feature a slate of Micro Sprint Cars and Karts on eight selected Sundays over the course of the year. Press Releases2/12

  • Swindell Speed Lab)Christopher Bell guided the Swindell SpeedLab backed No. 39 to three top fives during the DIRTcar Nationals last week. A mechanical problem hampered the team on Wednesday during the first of five scheduled nights of competition at Volusia Speedway Park. The next three nights showcased strong outings before the event finale rained out on Sunday. Press Releases2/12

  • Kraig Kinser)Kraig Kinser made progress in each of four features last week during the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. The action kicked off on Wednesday with the first of two straight Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions shows. Kinser qualified 28 th quickest overall, but was unable to start a heat race because of a torque tube and torque ball problem. That relegated him to the B Main and despite charging from 10th to fifth place, he came up just shy of a transfer position into the main event. Press Releases2/12

  • Mason Daniel)Mason Daniel's best moment during the DIRTcar Nationals came on Friday when he made the main event on the opening night of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series 2019 campaign. "That was a huge confidence boost and was an important step for our team," he said. "Making the main event allowed us to gain 30 more laps on the track. We filled the tank full of fuel and I was able to experience the car in the circumstances of how an A Main plays out at that track." Press Releases2/12

  • Travis Rilat)Travis Rilat and BDS Motorsports will kick off the 2019 sprint car season this weekend at the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s. East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., hosts the tripleheader from Thursday through Saturday. The event is named in honor of one of Rilat's friends who passed away in 2002. Press Releases2/12

  • Alex Hill)Alex Hill's first-ever visit to Bubba Raceway Park was a challenging experience as she kicked off her 2019 racing season last weekend during a USCS Series doubleheader. A driving miscue was costly on Friday while mechanical woes plagued her on Saturday. Press Releases2/12

  • US 36 Raceway MO)Let’s get ready and Feel the Excitement for 2019 at US 36 Raceway Dirt Track! 2017 we opened full time, 2018 we fine tuned and welcomed the IMCA, 2019 is the year for nothing but the very best racing has to offer on the High Banks!!!!! 3/23/2019 we start out with practice to get dialed in then on March 29, 2019 we don’t just open the door on the season, we kick that bad boy down with “Rumble in the Bullrings” featuring POWERi War Series Non-Wing Sprint Cars, IMCA Winged Sprint Cars and IMCA Stock Cars to get that racing motor running! We will now have a pit concession stand for convenience along with our always great and reasonably priced grandstand concession. Mark your calendar now and make those plans for the very best in High Banked Dirt Track Racing Action, US 36 Raceway!!!!!! Feel the Excitement as we kick off 2019 at US 36 Raceway Dirt Track 2/12

  • NSCHOF)The Priority Aviation $20,000 sponsorship has drawn a wealth of excitement and enthusiasm, as well as much needed donations towards the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa. Press Releases2/12

  • Indy Race Parts)We would like to congratulate our, #winning IRPcustomers: Tyler Courtney and Daryn Pittman who won over the weekend! For more info on IRP visit our website, or find us on Twitter, @indyraceparts. 2/12

  • Dirt Track Heroes)As the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show takes shape, behind the scenes the telephones are ringing and the internet is busy as another new sponsor has been added to the show in recent days. In what has proved to be a very successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing all under one roof, together they will all join forces in Phillipsburg, New Jersey for the Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. Press Releases2/12

Monday  February 11th


I'm very well acquainted with the seven deadly sins, I keep a busy schedule trying to fit them in. Warren Zevon



  • Fremont Speedway OH)A new five-member team will lead Fremont Speedway into its 69th racing season in 2019 which kicks off Saturday, April 13. “The Track That Action Built,” located in the Sandusky County Fairgrounds in the heart of Fremont, Ohio, will feature the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints, the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints and the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks nearly every Saturday through the middle of September. Press Releases2/11

  • USCS)Sussex, New Jersey sprint car star “No Panic “Davie Franek raced to a career-first United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters in the USCS Winter Heat Series Round #3 25-lap main event at Bubba Raceway Park on Friday night. Franek had to best an international field of 44 drivers from 14 United States, Canada and England for his first victory of the 2019 season. USCS 2/11

  • USCS)Mark Smith from Sunbury, Pennsylvania raced to a career-fifth United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters win in the USCS Winter Heat Series Round #4 main event at Bubba Raceway Park on Saturday night. Smith who had three previous USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour wins at Bubba Raceway Park during 2017 and 2018 was the evening’s best from an international field of 42 drivers from 16 United States, Canada and England for his first win of the 2019 season.USCS 2/11

  • RacinBoys)Great momentum is building in the Priority Aviation $20,000 Sponsorship contest, established to raise funds toward construction of the now completed Bryan Clauson Suite Tower. The new facility, which opened prior to the 2018 racing season, is located next to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum outside turn two of the famed Knoxville Raceway. 2/11



  • Tanner Carrick)Tanner Carrick spent his weekend in Ocala, FL getting his third season with the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series kicked off. Carrick would have a nice start to the season as he picked up finishes of sixth and 11th place respectively. Press Releases2/11

  • USAC)Musical chairs was a part of the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car offseason as a multitude of drivers, including six of the top-11 in last year's standings, have found new homes for the 2019 tour, beginning with this week's "Winter Dirt Games X" season openers on Feb. 14-15-16 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.  USAC 2/11

  • Ian Madsen)Kicking 2019 off in Florida over the last week, Ian Madsen and KCP Racing did not quite net the results they had hoped of after ending 2018 on a high note. “It was just not a very good week for us,” Ian Madsen said. “We would seem to get our nights started off well in time trials, but we would seem to struggle as the night went on and not finish well.” Press Releases2/11

  • Daryn Pittman)The 2019 season opening event will be long remembered by Daryn Pittman and the Roth Motorsports team. Kicking their tenure off together during the DIRTCar Nationals, Pittman would pick up two World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series wins, a second place finish, and a third place finish during four nights of action en route to claiming his third career DIRTCar Nationals triumph and first ever for Roth Motorsports. Press Releases2/11

  • Matrafailo Racing/Kyle Smith)Car owners, John and Karen Matrafailo, announced their plans for the upcoming 2019 racing season. The Milford Pennsylvania based racing team will make the transition to the Central Pennsylvania 410 open-wheeled sprint car division with their driver Kyle Smith from South Egremont, Massachusetts. Press Releases2/11

Sunday  February 10th


Whatever you are, be a good one. Abraham Lincoln



  • Mike Thompson)Mike Thompson is gearing up for his third full season behind the wheel of a 600cc Micro Sprint and will also make his debut in a wingless 360 Sprint Car in 2019. Mike was the 2017 Linda's Speedway 600 Rookie of the Year at just 13 years of age. In 2018 he competed in over 50 events in the 600 Micro Sprint at 12 different tracks in 4 different states. He won both the 2018 Linda's Speedway Most Improved Driver Award and Sportsmanship Award. He had top 10 points finishes in 4 separate Series in 2018. Mike picked up 2 Feature wins in 2018- one winged and one wingless and also won 15 qualifying events.Press Releases2/10

  • World of Outlaws)Mother Nature put a halt to Daryn Pittman’s quest for three wins in a row at Volusia Speedway Park, canceling Sunday’s Sprint Car event, but handed him his third DIRTcar Nationals championship. And the first for his new Roth Motorsports team. “To do it with a different team makes it that much more special,” Pittman said about getting another golden gator. “For us to come out here and be as fast and consistent every time we hit the track just speaks volumes for the guys working on this team.” DIRT/World of Outlaws2/10

  • Column)Pat & Bruce Eckel have notes from USAC midgets and USCS sprint cars at Bubba Raceway Park on Friday and Saturday A Typical Weekend2/10



  • Photos)Shots by Paul Arch from USAC & USCS Saturday night at Bubba Raceway Park are in SpeedShotz 2/10

  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)The upcoming season at Williams Grove Speedway finds the track celebrating its 80th anniversary while celebrating 75 consecutive seasons of auto racing with a 31-date slate of events. The 80th anniversary of the track will be showcased on varying occasions during the new season with special pre-race events greeting fans with a focus on driver and fan interaction. Central PA 2/10

  • Dirt Track Heroes)The countdown continues for the upcoming 2019 edition of the Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show and another sponsor has signed on for the event. The show management has reached out to all racetracks and racing series with high hopes most will play a part in this year’s edition of the show. The past, present and future of auto racing will join forces together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.Press Releases2/10

Saturday  February 9th


It is for others one must learn to do everything; for there lies the secret of happiness. Jules Verne



  • USCS)Mark Smith won the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Winter Heat presented by FireAde Round #4 on Saturday night at Bubba Raceway Park. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. was 2nd, Tony Stewart was 3rd, Larry Wight and Mark Ruel, Jr. Rounded out the top five.USCS 2/9

  • USAC)USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: February 9, 2019 - Ocala, Florida - Bubba Raceway Park - "Winter Dirt Games X"  FEATURE: (30 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Tyler Courtney (6), 2. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (5), 3. Chad Boat (3), 4. C.J. Leary (4), 5. Tucker Klaasmeyer (1), 6. Jesse Colwell (9), 7. Tanner Thorson (24), 8. Logan Seavey (11), 9. Chris Windom (15), 10. Andrew Layser (7)USAC  2/9

  • World of Outlaws)One of Daryn Pittman’s favorite drivers growing up was Stevie Smith. By capturing his 83rd win – in the 83 car – during the second night of World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at the DIRTcar Nationals he is now just one win away from tying his childhood hero. “Just that number (83 wins) to me is pretty staggering,” Pittman said after winning his second race in a row at Volusia Speedway Park. To him, it’s surreal he would ever get close to Smith’s record. DIRT/World of Outlaws2/9



  • Photos)Shots by Hein Brothers from Friday night at Volusia Speedway Park are in SpeedShotz 2/9

  • ASCS Desert)Racing under the Arizona sun on Saturday afternoon, R.J. Johnson ran a perfect night to capture the third annual Steve Stroud Memorial at Canyon Speedway Park with the San Tan Ford ASCS Desert Sprint Car Series. Fast time at 14.269 seconds, the invert put Johnson coming from fourth to win in his Heat Race.ASCS2/9

  • Column)Article from Richard Golardi: “Daniel Miller: Florida Pavement Sprint Car Rookie is Ready"Florida Open Wheel 2/9



  • Photos)More shots by Paul Arch from Friday night at Volusia Speedway Park are in SpeedShotz 2/9

  • Western Springs Speedway NZ)1 #71A Jamie McDonald 2 #3NZ Michael Pickens 3 #78A Daniel Eggleton 4 #21A Kerry Brocas 5 #51K Brad Curtin 6 #76A Steve Smith 7 #35A Rob Vazey 8 #26A Paul Sands 9 #10A Glen Torpey 10 #62A Dave Witton 11 #29A Jeremy Halpin 12 #5A Daniel Rogers 13 #6M James Dahm 14 #88M Keaton Dahm 15 #59A Mike Wheeler 16 #12A Dean Shadbolt 17 #7A Dion Kendall 2/9

  • Archerfield Speedway AU)1 #A1 Andrew Scheuerle 2 #Q2 Brent Kratzmann 3 #28 Allan Woods 4 #5 Peter Lack 5 #78 Andrew Corbet 6 #54 Randy Morgan 7 #90 Anthony Lambert 8 #12 Ben Hilder 9 #88 Ryan McNamara 10 #32 Mitch Gowland 11 #66 Phill Foster 12 #3 Karl Hoffmans 13 #74 Geoff Davey 14 #17 Luke Oldfield 15 #42 Kristy Bonsey 16 #94 Brett Minett 17 #56 Sean Rose 18 #44 Dan Murray 2/9

  • Valvoline Raceway AU)1 #N47 Marcus Dumesny 2 #Q7 Robbie Farr 3 #N57 Matt Dumesny 4 #N92 Sam Walsh 5 #N53 Jessie Attard 6 #NS21 Jordyn Brazier 7 #N32 Warren Ferguson 8 #N39 Jeremy Cross 9 #N16 Daniel Sayre 10 #NQ5 Danny Reidy 11 #N56 Michael Saller 12 #N48 Jackson Delamont 13 #V5 Max Dumesny 14 #N54 Grant Tunks 15 #N10 Luke Stirton 16 #N95 Troy Little 17 #N22 James Thompson 18 #D3 Ben Atkinson Jnr 19 #NS56 Kris Johnson 20 #NS75 Damien Hart 21 #V35 Jamie Veal 22 #D2 Ben Atkinson 23 #NS15 Daniel Cassidy 24 #NS27 Kyle Angel 2/9

  • Heartland Speedway AU)Sprintcar All Stars...1 #V77 Brayden Parr 2 #SA96 Brendan Guerin 3 #V65 Kane Newcombe 4 #V7 Paul Soloman 5 #V83 Chris Solomon 6 #SA44 Daniel Evans 7 #SA32 Ben Gartner 8 #VA91 Daniel Scott 9 #V92 Mathew Reed 10 #V50 Darren Clarke 11 #V4 Phil Lock 12 #V29 Michael Tancredi 13 #V6 Eddie Lumbar 14 #VA2 Boyd Harris 15 #SA98 Cheian Perrett 16 #V78 Chris Cambell 17 #V75 Mitch Smith 18 #SA16 Jack Gartner 19 #SA33 Mark Caruso 20 #V16 James Wren 2/9

  • Latrobe AU)1 #T 9 Chris Johns 2 #T 22 Jock Goodyer 3 #T 11 Jason Redpath 4 #T 48 Nick Penno 5 #T 25 Jamie Bricknell 6 #T 45 Kurt Luttrell 7 #TA 29 Brenten Farrer 8 #T 62 Tate Frost 9 #T 29 Jason Dawkins 10 #T 2 Scott Bissett 11 #T 3 Chris Gallagher 12 #T 36 Terry Watson 13 #T 35 Bruce Pitt 14 #T 41 Damian Robins 15 #T 12 Adrian Redpath 16 #T 16 Adam Alexander 2/9

  • Murray Bridge Speedway AU)Wingless sprints...1 #A1 Joel Chadwick 2 #S16 Joel Heinrich 3 #S21 Matthew Kennedy 4 #S96 Jarman Dalitz 5 #S2 Jake Ashworth 6 #S46 Mark Taylor 7 #S47 Robert Heard 8 #S8 Darryl Sloan 9 #S28 Renee Pestka 10 #S9 Ben Harris 11 #S30 Jaime Lee Andrews 12 #S53 Nicole Southby 13 #S33 Brad Evans 14 #S11 Normie Moore 15 #S77 Mick Barker 16 #S24 Aaron Doe 17 #S32 Daniel Smith 2/9

  • Whyalla Speedway AU)1 #W 2 Kerry Madsen 2 #W 17 James McFadden 3 #S 19 Brad Keller 4 #SA 81 Luke Dillon 5 #SA 10 Steven Caruso 6 #SA 74 Daniel Pestka 7 #S 78 Keke Falland 8 #NT 24 Jamie O'neill 9 #V 25 Jack Lee 10 #S 4 Lisa Walker 11 #S 83 Shannon Barry 12 #S 5 Chad Ely 13 #SA 97 Matt Egal 14 #S 41 Adrian Cottrell 15 #S 38 Lachlan McDonough 16 #S 52 Chace Karpenko 17 #S 54 Nick Rachwal 18 #NT 17 Lachlan Cole 2/9

  • Perth Motorplex AU)JASON Kendrick strengthened his chances of claiming back to back championships in the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series when he claimed the round 12 feature race at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night. Kendrick, who started from P3, won the 30-lap final from James Inglis and Jamie Maiolo with the margin at completion being 2.992 seconds. Race Results 2/9


  • NCRA)Officials with the National Championship Racing Association and 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas are asking drivers to email their information, if competing in the upcoming ninth annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” on April 4-6, 2019. This event will once again open the season for the series 360-ci sprint car division. Press Releases2/9

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Friday  February 8th

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



  • Photos)Shots by Paul Arch & Steve Bischoff from Friday night at Volusia Speedway Park are in SpeedShotz 2/8

  • USCS)Bubba Raceway Park FL...FireAde A-Main results - (25 Laps) 1. 28f-Dave Franek[4] ; 2. 14-Tony Stewart[5] ; 3. 15h-Sam Hafertepe[1] ; 4. 99L-Larry Wight[3] ; 5. 2c-Wayne Johnson[16] ; 6. 5-Justin Barger[8] ; 7. 47x-Dylan Westbrook[9] ; 8. 23-Seth Bergman[20] ; 9. 21k-Thomas Kennedy[15] ; 10. 24-Danny Martin Jr[10] ; 11. 4-Danny Smith[24] ; 12. m1-Mark Smith[6] ; 13. 83-Mark Ruel Jr[17] ; 14. 16 B-Ricky Peterson[7] ; 15. 116-Nick Snyder[2] ; 16. 8-Adam Pierson[22] ; 17. 10-Terry Gray[23] ; 18. 14b-Brett Wright[19] ; 19. 92-Matt Kurtz[13] ; 20. 07-Johnny Bridges[18] ; 21. 22-Shawn Murray[12] ; 22. 21-Carson Short[11] ; 23. 51 s-Max Stambaugh[21] ; 24. 3-Todd Gracey[14] USCS 2/8

  • USAC)Tyler Courtney continued his winning ways in "Winter Dirt Games" at Bubba Raceway Park in Friday's USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship season opener. The Indianapolis, Indiana driver was victorious in the final two races of last year's USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car portion of "Winter Dirt Games" en route to his first career USAC National driving title. Kicking off the year in grand fashion is the goal of anybody with championship ambitions, and Courtney believes this a solid first step in that direction on the midget side of things aboard his Clauson-Marshall Racing/NOS Energy Drink/Spike/Stanton SR-11x. USAC 2/8

  • World of Outlaws)Daryn Pittman is no stranger to winning at Volusia Speedway Park. However, when he pulled his Sprint Car into Victory Lane during the opening night of the World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at the DIRTcar Nationals it was like a first win. NOS Energy Drink dawned Victory Lane for the first time as the new title sponsor of the Series, but the biggest change for Pittman was the car he drove to the win – the legendary Roth Motorsports No. 83. DIRT/World of Outlaws2/8



  • Photos)More shots by Paul Arch & Hein Brothers from Thursday night at Volusia Speedway Park are in SpeedShotz 2/8

  • Photos)Pit shots from Bubba Raceway Park USAC Midgets & USCS Sprint Cars are in Hoseheads LIVE2/9

  • Dodge City Raceway Park FL)It’s never too early to get your tickets for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series “Boot Hill Showdown” at Dodge City Raceway Park. And the time is now to get those valued seats before they’re gone, as tickets to the two-day stand set for September 20-21 at the state-of-the-art 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas are now available. Press Releases2/8

  • Column)Article from Richard Golardi: “Logan Schuchart Wants to Win a “Big Race” in 2019" Florida Open Wheel2/8

  • World of Outlaws)The Dirt Track at Charlotte will double the amount of competition and entertainment coming to Charlotte’s world-class clay oval in May. Track officials and the World of Outlaws on Friday unveiled the Patriot Nationals, a two-day event May 24-25, featuring the stars of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Cars headlining a Friday-Saturday smorgasbord of sprint car excitement less than 24 hours before the green flag for the 60th running of the Coca-Cola 600. DIRT/World of Outlaws 2/8

  • Kyle Bellm)When last month’s 33rd Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals fired off at the Tulsa Expo Raceway, Kyle Bellm planned on little more than observing a night or two of the prestigious race’s action. That all changed with a late-night call on Monday, January 14, the same night the event started. Press Releases2/8

  • Knoxville Raceway IA)Our countdown clock started last September and we're watching the days tick away! Only nine weekends left without the roar of engines at Knoxville Raceway. Racing returns to the Sprint Car Capital of the World on Saturday, April 13 with the Kraig Ford/ Opening Night. Adult tickets are $15, teens are $10 and children 12 and under are free. Press Releases2/8

  • Donny Schatz)Just three short months after claiming his 10th World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series title at the Dirt Track at Charlotte, Donny Schatz and the Tony Stewart / Curb-Agajanian Racing No. 15 team are ready to kick off another year with the Greatest Show on Dirt. For Schatz, it will be his 23rd season with the World of Outlaws and with it comes a bit of change. A new co-primary partner brings new colors as Rush Truck Centers is proudly displayed on the top wing of the now white, blue and red Shaver powered J&J. Press Releases2/8

Thursday  February 7th

   "I wouldn't be here if I had to run a Chevy"   Bob Fetter



  • Photos)Shots by Paul Arch & Steve Bischoff from Thursday night at Volusia Speedway Park are in SpeedShotz 2/7

  • All Stars)The ‘Big Cat’ Brad Sweet was the man to beat on Thursday evening at Volusia Speedway Park, officially concluding the five-race Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 sweep through the Sunshine State with a $5,000 DIRTcar Nationals triumph.All Stars 2/7

  • USAC)Kevin Thomas, Jr. led all 26 drivers on hand during Thursday's USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship/"Winter Dirt Games X" practice night at Bubba Raceway Park. Cullman, Alabama's Thomas, in his Petry Motorsports/Bolted Spine Designs - Petry Excavating - Gray Auto/Bullet/Speedway Toyota, set the time in the first of the four sessions with a time of 14.263. C.J. Leary was second at 14.305, followed by Chris Windom (14.420), Chase Jones (14.427) and Tyler Courtney (14.450). USAC 2/7


  • Lincoln Speedway PA)The new ownership team is holding a driver & team owner meeting at Hickory Falls on February 21st. Doors open at 5:30pm with the meeting at 6:00pm. Please help share the word! We're looking forward to seeing everyone on the 21st! 2/7

  • Sprintcar All Stars)After the celebrations of turning 100 last weekend it is now Phil Locks turn to celebrate 100. The Series stalwart has only missed one round since the series commenced back in 2007-08 and as he rolls into Heartland Raceway for RD8 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series this Saturday he clocks up his 100th show. “What an incredible effort this is. His loyalty, passion and dedication to the All Stars is amazing and we cannot thank him enough for his support over the years. Press Releases2/7

  • NCRA)Officials with the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products have released the schedules for their 360-ci sprint car, modified, crate late model and mod-lite divisions for the 2019 race season. It will be the series 49th consecutive season for the series, which will hold a total of 48 events at seven different tracks in three states.  Press Releases2/7



  • Photos)Shots by Hein Brothers from Wednesday night at Volusia Speedway and tonight by Hoseheads are in SpeedShotz & Hoseheads LIVE2/6

  • Krikke Motorsports)Following last year’s successful Ride to Conquer Cancer, which saw Krikke Motorsport team manager Ryan Krikke join three other riders in a 175-kilometre bike journey to raise money for cancer research, Krikke has once again decided to embark on the challenge, this time with a bolstered team of 12 riders. Press Releases2/7

  • Champion Racing Oil)Champion Oil, a major player in development and manufacturing of racing and performance products, announced today that Karl Kustoms in Des Moines, Iowa now offers Champion Racing Oils, Performance Lubricants and Specialty Products. Press Releases2/7

  • Must See Racing)Must See Racing Sprint Car Series officials have confirmed that veteran flagman Bill Shipman will fill that role for the upcoming season, becoming just the second person in series history to stand atop the flagstand. Shipman fills the vacancy left by the sudden passing of J.D. Wilbur, the tour’s original flagman who worked nearly every race in its nine-year history, during the offseason. Press Releases2/7

  • Column)Article from Richard Golardi: “Paul McMahan’s 2019 Goals: Win Races, Have Fun"Florida Open Wheel  2/7



  • DIRTVision)Race day from Volusia Speedway Park for Day 3 of the DIRTcar Nationals. Watch the Ollies All Star Circuit of Champions all night long with your Sprint Car Fast Pass on presented by Team Drydene. 2/7

  • USCS)In just ONE more day the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars restart their 23rd season at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida on Friday and Saturday, February 8th and 9th with Rounds #3 and #4 of the 2019 USCS “Winter Heat” presented by FireAde ten-race mini-series. $5000 is up for grabs over the weekend for a driver who can clean house by winning the main event each night.USCS 2/7

  • Dirt Track Heroes)The event staff of the Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show continues to add the finishing touches on what will be another great event coming together as the past, present and future of auto racing joins forces together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will be primed and ready to go when the doors of the Phillipsburg Mall swing open to welcome the return of the show on opening day set for Sunday, March 3rd. The show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue its week long run through Saturday night, March 9th. Press Releases2/7

  • Len Sammons Productions)When the green flag drops on Friday and Saturday, March 8th and 9th at the New York State Fairgrounds Exposition Center in Syracuse, N.Y., two of Oswego Speedway’s most popular and accomplished Supermodified drivers, Joey Payne of Fairlawn, NJ and Tyler Thompson of Oswego, will be ready to hit their throttles full blast. Press Releases2/7

  • Kenny Allen)For the first time in several years Chico, California’s Kenny Allen is gearing up to compete full-time with the traveling King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series in 2019. Allen earned Rookie of Year honors and a top-10 finish in the standings with the King of the West-NARC Series during the 2011 season. At the time he was just 16-years-old and fairly new to Sprint Car racing, having been behind the wheel for only two seasons prior. Press Releases2/7

Wednesday  February 6th

You just can't beat the person who never gives up. Babe Ruth



  • All Stars)It took Bixby, Oklahoma’s Shane Stewart eight laps to track down race leader, Daryn Pittman, from the inside of row three, but once he found the back bumper of the Roth Motorsports entry, it was the end of the road for Daryn Pittman, as well as the rest of the field.All Stars 2/6

  • Photos)Shots by Paul Arch, Steve Bischoff & an ex-plumber are in SpeedShotz 2/6



  • Column)Article from Richard Golardi: “Spencer Bayston Will Chase a Championship in 2019"Florida Open Wheel 2/6

  • Photos)Shots from DIRTCar Nationals All Stars at Volusia Speedway Park FL are in Hoseheads LIVE 2/6

  • USAC)The 2019 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car openers from Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida bring with it a slew of talented drivers in a deep field for "Winter Dirt Games X" on February 14-15-16. Eight of the expected drivers are previous "Winter Dirt Games" winners, including 2018 opening night winner Chase Stockon of Ft. Branch, Ind. and reigning series champ Tyler Courtney of Indianapolis, Ind., who tallied the final two nights of last year's event in Ocala. USAC 2/6

  • USAC)As the world turns, so does the pit area of the USAC NOS Energy Midget National Championship. Following a "silly season" that saw a number of top competitors changing scenery, switching rides or, for some, standing pat, let's review some of the new digs and combinations for the 2019 season, beginning this weekend with the series' debut on Feb. 8-9 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. for "Winter Dirt Games X." USAC 2/6

  • Aaron Reutzel)Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team are set for five consecutive nights of racing action at Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Winter Nationals this week after posting a pair of top ten finishes in last weekend’s opening set of All Star Circuit of Champions events at Ocala, Florida’s Bubba Raceway Park. Press Releases2/6



  • DIRTVision)Race day from Volusia Speedway Park for Day 2 of the DIRTcar Nationals. Watch the Ollies All Star Circuit of Champions all night long with your Sprint Car Fast Pass on presented by Team Drydene. 2/6

  • Chase Johnson)Chase Johnson is thrilled to embark upon a stout 70-plus race schedule for the 2019 season. The majority of the races, including all scheduled 410ci winged and non-wing sprint car races, will be in the familiar Shawn and Cyndi Thomas owned No. 68. It marks the fifth season Johnson has driven for Thomas Family Racing. Press Releases2/6

  • Mason Daniel)Mason Daniel doubled his career experience racing a 410ci winged sprint car last weekend when he made a pair of starts with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions. Daniel, who entered the season with two career 410 races under his belt, gained valuable seat time during the two season-opening races at Bubba Raceway Park. Press Releases2/6

  • Zach Blurton)Zach Blurton is teaming up with long-time 360ci sprint car owner Lee Martin in 2019. Blurton is coming off his best season of sprint car racing, which included winning his second straight United Rebel Sprint Series title to go with four 305ci sprint car wins. Press Releases2/6

  • RacinBoys)The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network is adding a new site dedicated to breaking NASCAR news direct from the track, the garage and Charlotte. will also feature racing news from outside the NASCAR world reported by veteran motor sports journalist Lee Spencer. Press Releases2/6

  • Thunderbowl Raceway CA)It’s become an annual tradition to open the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway season with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and that is once again the case this year, with the “Greatest Show on Dirt” set for a double dose of action on March 8 and 9. Press Releases2/6

Tuesday  February 5th

My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging. Hank Aaron



  • Fremont Speedway OH)A new five-member team will lead Fremont Speedway into its 69th racing season in 2019 which kicks off Saturday, April 13. “The Track That Action Built,” located in the Sandusky County Fairgrounds in the heart of Fremont, Ohio, will feature the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints, the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints and the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks nearly every Saturday through the middle of September. Press Releases2/5

  • Kevin Swindell/Christopher Bell)The Swindell SpeedLab backed team is heading to sunny Florida to kick off the 2019 season this week. It was recently announced that team owners Kevin and Jordan Swindell tabbed NASCAR rising star Christopher Bell, who is fresh off winning his third straight Chili Bowl Midget Nationals last month, to drive for the team during the DIRTcar Nationals. Press Releases2/5

  • Photos)The lost Chili Bowl photos by Hein Brothers from Friday & Saturday are in SteelCity 2/5

  • Kraig Kinser)Consistency is the key word for Kraig Kinser this year. Kinser, who is riding a streak of nine consecutive seasons with a top-10 finish in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship standings, wants to get back to the level of consistently finishing in the top five and top 10 as he returns to the Outlaws slate in 2019. Press Releases2/5

  • Sam Hafertepe Jr)Before Sam Hafertepe, Jr. begins his pursuit of a fourth Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour Championship in as many years, the Sunnyvale, Texas driver will kick off his season in Florida this weekend at Bubba Raceway Park on Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9.Press Releases2/5

  • Karsyn Elledge)TMC Transportation, the nation's largest employee-owned open deck transportation company, will serve as the primary partner for Karsyn Elledge, the 18-year-old granddaughter of NASCAR Hall-of-Fame driver Dale Earnhardt and niece of two-time Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt, Jr., across multiple races comprising the 2019 USAC National Midget Championship. Press Releases2/5

  • Placerville Speedway CA)The Placerville Speedway is excited to announce that reserved seating for the inaugural running of the Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 will go on sale at 8am PST Thursday February 14th. We can’t think of a better Valentine’s Day present than to buy your significant other tickets to the inaugural Hangtown 100. It is anticipated that the event will sell out early and with that in mind reserved seating can be purchased starting Thursday November 14th at 8am by visiting Press Releases2/5

  • USAC)A new era for USAC racing begins this weekend as will live stream the opening rounds of "Winter Dirt Games X" for both the NOS Energy Drink National Midgets (Feb. 8-9) and AMSOIL National Sprint Cars (Feb. 14-15-16) at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. USAC 2/5

  • USAC)Coming off a year in which a Rookie stormed into USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget competition to win three races and the series title, your eyes have to be focused on who can rise up to the challenge to, perhaps, repeat what Logan Seavey did a year ago. Nine drivers thus far have indicated his or her intention to compete on the full series' trail, a substantially-talented class of individuals who can certainly challenge for victories right off the bat beginning this weekend, February 8-9 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. for "Winter Dirt Games X." USAC 2/5

  • DIRTVision)As part of their ongoing commitment to dirt racing, Drydene Performance Products has signed on as the official presenting sponsor of DIRTVision. The multi-year agreement unites the heritage brand of automotive lubricants with the premier dirt racing broadcast provider in the country. DIRT/World of Outlaws 2/5

  • Mitchell Motorsports)After sitting out of competition during January the Mitchell Motorsport / Eagle Ignition Leads #19 returned to racing on Saturday night (February 2) for the Lord Mayors Cup, which doubled as Round 5 of the QLD USC series at Toowoomba. With some of the best drivers in Australian Sprintcar racing including the likes of Kerry Madsen, James McFadden, Dave Murcott and Steven Lines joining the usual locals there was a very competitive field of 33 cars in the pit area the night was going to tough, and that prediction proved to be correct. Press Releases2/5

Monday  February 4th

Bank failures are caused by depositors who don't deposit enough money to cover losses due to mismanagement. Dan Quayle



  • USAC)In the long, storied history of the United States Auto Club, only six drivers have been able to claim the title of USAC Triple Crown champion by winning the USAC Silver Crown, AMSOIL National Sprint Car and NOS Energy Drink National Midget championships during their career. USAC 2/4

  • Torque Racing)With less than three months remaining until the 2019 Midwest Sprint Car Associationseason opener at the Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, April 27, Josh Walter and his Torque Racing team have been busyporing overtheir preseason checklist as the first green flag of the new year inches ever closer. Press Releases2/4

  • Matt Wood Racing)After partnering with Tim Clauson and Richard Marshall over the past 3+ seasons with Clauson-Marshall Racing, California car owner, Matt Wood has decided to head a new direction in 2019 and return to racing under the familiar Matt Wood Racing banner. Press Releases2/4

  • Column)Ron Rodda has notes from Arizona inFrom the Grandstand 2/4

  • Brian Brown)The 2019 season is set to get underway this week for Brian Brown, who ventures to Florida for the DIRTcar Nationals. Brown will invade Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville for five straight nights of competition on the half-mile oval, which welcomes the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions on Wednesday and Thursday before World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series shows Friday through Sunday. Press Releases2/4

  • Alex Hill)Alex Hill is excited to open her 2019 racing season this weekend. The 19-year-old will race her 360ci winged sprint car for most of this month in Florida before joining the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in March for a full season of competition. Press Releases2/4

  • Speed Shift TV)The Barry Butterworth Memorial is an elbows-up event that promotes passing as the fastest will start at the back of the pack. Sprint cars, midgets and the rest of the regular classes will invade Springs Speedway in Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand, for the ultra-thrilling race this Saturday. Racing is scheduled to begin at 5:45 p.m. locally, which is 8:45 p.m. (Pacific) on Friday. Press Releases2/4

  • Oswego Speedway NY)Oswego Speedway will continue to offer some of the best concession items in Northeast short track racing as track management announces the return of Cam’s Pizzeria, Dino’s House of Burgers and Skip’s Fish Fry for the 2019 season. Prior to it’s 2018 Opener, the track revealed it would bring these three local businesses and their award winning menus to it’s concession stands. Each of the vendors received rave reviews from race fans and Oswego Speedway did not hesitate in continuing to build on this much improved concession experience for the upcoming season. Press Releases2/4

  • Tony Stewart)It only took four starts for Tony Stewart to navigate his way to victory lane in 2019, and doing so against the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1. Stewart, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 14 sprint car, earned his trip to victory lane during Winter Nationals competition at Bubba Raceway Park on Saturday, February 2. Nearly sweeping the entire evening program, Stewart led all 30 circuits to close out the All Star visit to the Ocala oval, eventually lapping over half of the field while maintaining a near-eight second lead for much of the main event. Press Releases2/4



  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)After a thrilling finish Mathew Reed, Michael Tancredi and Jordyn Charge got to stand victorious on the Podium to celebrate the 100th Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series round. Tancredi and Charge swapping for 2nd and 3rd with Tancredi pipping him at the line by .011 of a second.Race Results 2/4

  • Photos)Shots by Paul Arch, Max Dolder & Hein Brothers from 3 nights of Ollies All Stars at Bubba Raceway Park FL are in  SpeedShotz 2/4


  • Diversified Machine Inc)Diversified Machine Inc., out of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, will be giving away discounted STIDA memberships to honor the memory of a great friend and racer, Greg Hodnett. Short Track Independent Drivers and Associates (STIDA) is an international company that has been serving the safety needs of drivers for 20 years. “Our relationship with Greg started back when he went to drive the Jim and Sandy Kline No.22 back in 2007,” said Diversified Machine owner, Jim Haines. “It’s tough to put into words the impact Greg had on the company over the next 10+ years. His loss last September hit us all very hard. Press Releases2/4

  • ASCS Desert)Fresh off the 2019 season opener at Central Arizona Speedway, the San Tan Ford ASCS Desert Sprint Car Series will head north of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area for Peoria, Ariz. for the famed Canyon Speedway Park on Saturday, February 9 and the 3rd annual Steve Stroud Memorial. A rare raceday under the Desert Sun, Saturday's showdown opens at 10:30 A.M. with racing getting underway at 1:00 P.M. (MT). ASCS 2/4

  • Len Sammons Producttions)Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels officials announced late Friday afternoon that the results of the NAPA AUTO PARTS Atlantic City Gambler’s Classic race held inside Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, January 26th have been certified. Press Releases2/4

  • Dirt Track Heroes)The countdown continues for the upcoming 2019 edition of the Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show and another sponsor has signed on for the event in what is projected to be another successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing as they all join forces together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The event work staff continues to work their magic to fill in the necessary blanks for another great event as they have been burning the midnight oil to prepare and get ready for the week-long event. Press Releases2/4

Sunday  February 3rd

Without music, life would be a mistake. Friedrich Nietzsche



  • Column)Pat & Bruce Eckel have notes from two days at Bubba Raceway Park for the All Stars.A Typical Weekend2/3

  • Buddy Kofoid)Michael “Buddy” Kofoid made the most out of his first trip to New Zealand with car owner Dan Anderson driving the No. 8USA.With seven races on his schedule while racing in New Zealand, Kofoid won six of those events, including the Gold Cup, Grand Prix, and NZ Champ race. Press Releases2/3

  • DIRTVision)We have a lot of exciting new components to DIRTVision this year, so here's a breakdown for you: Facebook & Instagram: We have a new Facebook and Instagram! Click the links to send a like and follow our way. DIRTVIsion Sprint Car Fast Pass: covers the entire World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series for $39/month* DIRTVIsion Late Model Fast Pass: covers the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series season and the DIRTcar Summer Nationals for $39/month* This DIRTVision coverage powered by!DIRT/World of Outlaws 2/3

Saturday  February 2nd

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them. Bruce Lee



  • ASCS Desert)Kicking off 2019 the same way he did 2018, defending San Tan Ford ASCS Desert Sprint Series Zachary Madrid rolled the TGR/Maxim No. 34 into Victory Lane Saturday night at Casa Grande's Central Arizona Speedway.ASCS 2/2

  • All Stars)Despite an early afternoon rain shower nearly terminating the third and final night of Winter Nationals competition featuring the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, the show went on and so did Tony Stewart, eventually dominating the entire program for a fourth-ever All Star main event win, as well as a $5,000 top prize. It was Stewart’s first-ever All Star victory at Bubba Raceway Park.2/2

  • The Sprint Car Show)The Sprint Car Show, the Internet’s only weekly podcast covering sprint-car racing on an International basis, begins its ninth season on The Dirt Track Channel web site 2/2



  • Blue Ribbon Raceway AU)Sprintcar All Stars...1 #V92 Mathew Reed 2 #V29 Michael Tancredi 3 #V60 Jordyn Charge 4 #V4 Phil Lock 5 #SA44 Daniel Evans 6 #V34 Brenten Farrer 7 #SA33 Mark Caruso 8 #SA96 Brendan Guerin 9 #VA2 Boyd Harris 10 #V11 Brad Foster 11 #V50 Darren Clarke 12 #SA32 Ben Gartner 13 #V16 James Wren 14 #SA91 Mike Fox 15 #SA98 Cheian Perrett 16 #V33 Michael Holt 17 #V75 Mitch Smith 18 #VA91 Daniel Scott 19 #SA11 Scot Enderl 20 #V78 Chris Cambell 21 #V7 Paul Soloman 2/2

  • Toowoomba Speedway AU)1 #Q17 Luke Oldfield 2 #W2 Kerry Madsen 3 #N92 Sam Walsh 4 #Q77 Jayden Peacock 5 #W17 James McFadden 6 #T22 Jock Goodyer 7 #Q23 Lachlan McHugh 8 #Q7 Robbie Farr 9 #V88 David Murcott 10 #Q83 Steven Lines 11 #N57 Matt Dumesny 12 #Q2 Brent Kratzmann 13 #N56 Michael Saller 14 #A1 Andrew Scheuerle 15 #Q5 Peter Lack 16 #N47 Marcus Dumesny 17 #D2 Ben Atkinson 18 #Q19 Danny Reidy 19 #Q88 Ryan McNamara 20 #Q90 Anthony Lambert 2/2

  • Toowoomba Speedway AU)Midgets...1 #89Q Rusty Whittaker 2 #8 Brock Dean 3 #89A Scott Doyle 4 #21 Bradley Harrison 5 #6 Darren Vine 6 #18 Nathan Mathers 7 #3 Mitchell Rooke 8 #81 Brad Dawson 9 #67 Riki Harrison 10 #46 Glenn Wright 11 #51 Tim Farrell 12 #37 Lachy Paulger 13 #36 Cal Whatmore 14 #94 Nick McDowell 15 #95 Gavin McDowell 16 #11 Charlie Brown 2/2

  • Valvoline Raceway AU)non wing sprints...1 #N40 Bailey Goodwin 2 #NX16 Daniel Sayre 3 #N97 Kyle Mock 4 #N85 Brian Briton 5 #N42 Zac Pacchiarotta 6 #N48 Dylan Williams 7 #NX60 Graham Flood 8 #NX5 Max Risbridger 9 #N76 Rod Thomas 10 #N52 Steve Thomas 11 #N29 Michael Sammut 12 #N89 Jacqui Salmon 13 #NX41 Daniel Nikiforoff 14 #NX21 Kyle Ionn 15 #N58 Luke Sayre 16 #N71 Marcus Rumsey 17 #N86 Nick Tatnell 18 #N53 Jeffrey Thomas 19 #N4 Jason Davis 20 #NX31 Joel Rhind 21 #N23 Troy Little 22 #N16 Ashleigh Jack 23 #N51 Dean Thomas 2/2

  • Valvoline Raceway AU)Speedcars...1 #N57 Harley Smee 2 #N14 Nathan Smee 3 #N63 Mitch Brien 4 #N97 Matthew Jackson 5 #N78 Troy Jenkins 6 #N43 Glen Arnold 7 #N28 Dean Meadows 8 #N42 Gary Rooke 9 #N15 DJ Raw 10 #N34 Jeffrey Burns 11 #N54 Alan Day 12 #N3 Darren Jenkins 13 #N67 Gavin Wesble 14 #N9 Rod Francis 15 #N62 Dan Biner 2/2

  • Tasmania AU)1 #T 10 Luke Redpath 2 #T 21 Brad Whitchurch 3 #T 83 Jamie Rolls 4 #T 87 Bradley Walkley 5 #T 47 Samuel Laing 6 #T 7 Josh Padman 7 #T 8 Troy Lewis 8 #T 41 Nicholas Curtain 2/2

  • Murray Bridge Speedway AU)non-wing sprints...1 #A1 Joel Chadwick 2 #S21 Matthew Kennedy 3 #S2 Jake Ashworth 4 #S47 Robert Heard 5 #S55 Jarman Dalitz 6 #S33 Brad Evans 7 #S77 Mick Barker 8 #S11 Normie Moore 9 #S30 Jaime Lee Andrews 10 #S46 Mark Taylor 11 #S9 Ben Harris 12 #S82 Greg Cunningham 13 #S96 Tamika Pitcher 14 #S8 Darryl Sloan 15 #S19 Michael Spoljaric 16 #S73 Melissa McMillan 17 #S37 Anthony McMillan 18 #S24 Aaron Doe 19 #S6 Michael Ross 2/2

  • Manjimup Speedway AU)Speedcars...1 #24 Dayne Kingshott 2 #26 Keenan Fleming 3 #V10 Travis Mills 4 #23 Glen Mears 5 #52 Lee Redmond 6 #16 Alfonso Guadagnino 7 #15 Rob Golding 8 #17 Dan Golding 9 #12 Chris Telenta 10 #10 Dave Perry 11 #51 Beau Doyle 12 #A1 Kaidon Brown 13 #18 Angelo Karoussis 14 #97 Garry Mann 15 #9 Vaughan Manders 16 #32 Stuart Yates 2/2


  • East Bay Raceway Park FL)Top Gun Sprints final was rained out Saturday. 2/2

  • Gas City I-69 Speedway IN)From sprint cars to monster trucks and everything in between, a diversified, 25-event schedule featuring 16 different classes of race cars and 14 sanctioning bodies is set for Gas City I-69 Speedway in 2019. The season begins Friday night, April 26 and concludes Sunday afternoon, Oct. 6. Anchoring the schedule will be the 410-cubic-inch, non-wing sprint cars and UMP modifieds, which will compete regularly on the quarter-mile, semi-banked clay oval. The non-wing sprints have 17 dates and the UMP modifieds have 19. Press Releases2/2

  • USCS)11-time United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee is also one of the top entries set to compete in the USCS Wonter Heat Series presented by FireAde Rounds #3 & #4 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida next weekend on Friday and Saturday, February 8th and 9th. USCS 2/2

  • CRASH PAD)Make your own Luck. Broken Backs happen every season. It's totally random. Put the most effective insert in your seat, to reduce spinal compression forces, with The CRASH PAD. Race Smart. Race Ready. FREE Shipping at 2/2

  • Swindell Speed Lab)We with our partners are excited to announce Christopher Bell as the driver of the Swindell Speed Lab #39. First race will be the DIRTCar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park FL next week. 2/2


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