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POINTS AFTER 10/28/17 FINAL
1. 48/29 Danny Dietrich 1495 12
2. 24/5w Lucas Wolfe 1494 8
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4. 69K Lance Dewease 1085 12
5. 3z/58 Brock Zearfoss 1082 7
6. 51 Freddie Rahmer 977 6
7. 21 Brian Montieth 890 3
8. 1/55 Dale Blaney 507
9. 11 T J Stutts 500
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KO's Indiana Bullring Scene Kevin Oldham 11/3 BillW's Knoxville News Bill Wright 11/19 Hoosier Race Report Danny Burton (IN) 10/23
Florida Open Wheel Richard Golardi 11/21 Tri-State Outlook Duane Hancock (OH/IN/MI) 10/11 Sprint Car Notes Gaye Carmichael 9/4
 

From the Grandstand Ron Rodda (CA) 10/26

A Typical WeekendPat & Bruce Eckel 10/22

Jimmy McCune (88) battles Brian Gerster for the lead Saturday at Hickory Motor Speedway. (CSP/Chris Seelman photo)

Easy does it!!!... as Indiana’s Dave Darland chauffeurs the Oval Nationals’ Grand Marshall Cory Kruseman’s Sprint Car through Perris Auto Speedway’s first and second corners high on two wheels during Saturday’s First Semi. Breathing a sigh of relief, Darland brought the car back on all four wheels and bury his foot on the throttle as he continue with his race in the 12 lap event...........ANOTHER HEIN BROTHERS' "ACTION" PHOTOGRAPHS   Click image for larger view

Congratulations to 2017 USAC SPRINT CAR Champion Chris Windom and the entire Baldwin Team. Max Dolder photo Click image for larger view

 

Steve Irwin picked up his 2nd Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt Championship. Jim DenHamer photo

Troy Jenkins (78) leads a speedcar heat through turn 2 at Valvoline Raceway on 18 November. Gary Reid photo  Click image for larger view

 

Brett Morris, current speedcar owner and former part-owner of Valvoline Raceway, hadn't raced a midget for more than a decade when he not only hit form straight away, he won the Speedcar A Main at Valvoline Raceway on 18 November, defeating Reagan Angel driving another of his cars and Matt Jackson. Gary Reid photo

 

Friday portion of the Must See Racing Championships at Hickory Motor Speedway  Jimmy McCune (88) and Johnny Petrozelle (59) battling in the second qualifier. Chris Seelman

New Zealander Martin Brindle (centre) won the Sprintcar Development Series Final at Valvoline Raceway on 18 November, defeating Brendan Scorgie (left) and James Duckworth. Gary Reid photo

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"At the start, I was on the inside and I saw the outside got a pretty good run, The bottom was kind of glazed over from the moisture in the air or something. I knew it would eventually move back down there, but I figured I'd try to make the moves while I could. I went to the top and it worked out. We were the first ones in the front to do it and had a clear lane to the front." Brady Bacon winning Bakersfield CA USAC Midgets

A.J. Maddox won the 25 lap Boomtrux.com Wingless Classic for the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints at East Bay Raceway Park. In winners circle with his car owner Ray Bolin. Max Dolder photo

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Jimmy McCune celebrates after winning the race and the Must See Racing championship Saturday at Hickory Motor Speedway. (CSP/Chris Seelman photo)

Brady Bacon scored the victory in Saturday night's USAC National & Western States Midget feature at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway. (Rich Forman Photo)

 

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Thursday  November 23rd 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

 

1:30am

  • USAC WC Sprints)USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR SERIES SPECIAL EVENT RESULTS: November 22, 2017 – Ventura, California – Ventura Raceway “77th Turkey Night Grand Prix” – co-sanctioned with VRA FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Brady Bacon, 2. Troy Rutherford, 3. Klint Simpson, 4. Tyler Courtney, 5. Colby Copeland, 6. Stevie Sussex, 7. Chase Briscoe, 8. Tristan Guardino, 9. Jake Swanson, 10. Michael Pickens,USAC11/23
  • J&J Auto Racing)Following a telling trend, J&J Auto Racing teams added to the McKenzie, Tenn., based manufacturer’s already impressive stats for the 2017 season over the weekend as David Murcott and Matt Moro were celebrated as the Victorian Sprintcar Title and Knoxville Raceway champions, respectively. Press Releases 11/23

Wednesday  November 22nd 2017

I actually think there's an incredible amount of self-knowledge that comes with getting older. Jamie Lee Curtis
 

8:25pm

PRESS....

  • POWRi)The 2017 POWRi Championship Banquet will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the River City Casino & Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. The evening will kick off at 6:30 PM with a cocktail hour followed by dinner and the awards ceremony. 2017 was a breakthrough season for Performance Open Wheel Racing, Inc. (POWRi), and to honor an outstanding year the League has announced that for the first time a collective banquet will feature six POWRi divisions to receive year-end awards, contingencies, and point funds. Press Releases 11/22
  • Sprintcar All Stars)The JSR King of the River starts to take shape with Round 3 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series this Saturday night at Murray Bridge Speedway with another solid field of 25 cars. 17 travelling All Star regulars are set to challenge the locals and see who can take out the honours. USA’s Cory Eliason is making a surprise early appearance to the Series driving for Adam Currie Team 59 Motorsport. Eliason’s last visit saw him pick up a neat $10,000 at the All Star Challenge last January at Simpson Speedway. Landing in Australia only on Wednesday the team will set about fine tuning the car and mounting a Maxwill 360 power plant for the weekend. Press Releases 11/22
  • Eldora Speedway OH)Eldora Speedway today announced its confirmed race dates for the 2018 calendar year. The high-banked clay oval will continue to offer a special event schedule hosting national racing series and the region’s local racers. This will be the 65th consecutive year of operation for the storied half-mile oval located in northern Darke County (Ohio) founded by the late Earl Baltes and his wife Berneice. The speedway has been owned by motorsports entrepreneur and former NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC driving champion Tony Stewart since November 2004. Press Releases 11/22
  • Aaron Reutzel)Aaron Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team put the finishing touches on yet another banner season by posting a set of podium finishes in the recent Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season finale at Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway on November 9-11. After finishes of second and third in the Thursday and Friday preliminary features, Reutzel narrowly missed out on winning the season finale near Yuma for the second year in a row when a nozzle line limited him to a runner-up finish to close out the 2017 campaign. Press Releases 11/22
  • USAC)Have you heard the one about when Kyle Larson, Christopher Bell, Brad Sweet and Chase Briscoe walk into a racetrack? Well, when that happens, it's definitely no joke. These four may not be series regulars, but when they strap into a USAC Midget this Thursday night, Nov. 23 at Ventura Raceway for the 77th running of the "Turkey Night Grand Prix," this "vacation" away from their regular duties becomes strictly business. USAC11/22
  • Indy Race Parts)We will be closed Thanksgiving Day to spend time with our families and will reopen on Friday, 11/24 at 9:30AM for are Black Friday specials. We thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you this year with all the choices out there. We appreciate your business! We truly have the best customers, vendors, & supporters. Be sure to also visit us this Saturday, 11/25, for small business Saturday. (In-store only as we are still updating our website). Anyone that comes into the shop from 9:30-noon and spends $50 will get a free Indy Race Parts t-shirt. We will also extend are Black Friday specials and have snacks plus giveaways (tear-offs, gift cards, etc) during that time as well. We hope to see and if not have a great Thanksgiving!11/22

Tuesday  November 21st 2017

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When you go through hell, your own personal hell, and you have lost - loss of fame, loss of money, loss of career, loss of family, loss of love, loss of your own identity that I experienced in my own life - and you've been able to face the demons that have haunted you... I appreciate everything that I have. David Cassidy

9:45pm

PRESS....

  • Ian Madsen)With racing completed for the 2017 season, Ian Madsen and the KCP Racing team were able to celebrate their successful season Saturday night during the Knoxville Raceway banquet, as the team will now set out for a massive effort on the road in 2018 with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Press Releases 11/21
  • Tanner Carrick)Saturday night in Bakersfield, CA, Tanner Carrick would rebound from a slow start early in the night and charge from his 20th starting position to pocket a 10th place finish at the November Classic hosted by Bakersfield Speedway. “We didn’t get timed in very well, but we bounced back and turned it into a pretty good night,” Tanner Carrick said. “I owe it all to the Keith Kunz Motorsports guys for all of their hard work.” Press Releases 11/21
  • Justin Sanders)Making some noise with the ASCS National Tour in Yuma, AZ a couple of weeks ago, Justin Sanders will make a return trip to Arizona as he will team with Bob Ream and Ream Racing for the Copper Classic at Arizona Speedway this Friday and Saturday night. Press Releases 11/21
  • USAC)Both nights of the 77th running of the "Turkey Night Grand Prix" from Ventura Raceway will be LIVE on http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/. "Turkey Night" from the seaside oval begins Wednesday, Nov. 22 with a full program featuring the USAC West Coast and VRA Sprint Cars, plus an open practice for midgets. The following night, Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 23, will once again include the sprint cars as well as the prestigious, 98-lap midget race. USAC11/21
  • NCRA)Officials with the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products have officially announced the dates for the eighth annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” for the series 360-ci sprint car division. Dates are Friday and Saturday night, March 30-31, 2018 and will once again be held at 81 Speedway in Park City. This years’ event will pay $10,000 to win on championship Saturday night. Press Releases 11/21
  • Brody Roa)Two weeks removed from the biggest win of his career at night number two of the Oval Nationals, Brody Roa will close out his 2017 racing season this Wednesday and Thursday, November 22nd and 23rd, at the 77th annual running of the “Turkey Night Grand Prix” at the Ventura Raceway. Roa will be racing in the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series portion of the program. Press Releases 11/21
  • Trey Starks)Trey Starks recorded a trio of feature victories this season, but it was a race he didn't win that stands out as a highlight. The Gobrecht Motorsports driver made his first career Knoxville Nationals A Main in August and he even advanced a half-dozen positions during the marquee event to finish 18th. Press Releases 11/21
  • Harli White)Harli White accomplished a big feat this season when she tackled the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour full time for the first time in her career. "Overall I had a wonderful time and I'm blessed to run the full Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour," she said. "The last few years I hadn't committed to points racing so it was nice to commit to something and to know we have to be there every weekend. Getting back into that groove of running for points was a little tough at first. We didn't have a good start to the season so we were behind all year. We just tried to focus on making our program a little better each week." Press Releases 11/21
  • Derek Hagar)Derek Hagar visited Victory Lane nine times during a season that was hampered by wet weather. "It was a good year overall," he said. "We had way too many rainouts, but there's nothing we can do about that. We tried to make the most of the opportunities we got to race and I think we did that for the most part." Press Releases 11/21
  • Marshall Skinner)Marshall Skinner scored a pair of USCS Speedweek victories to highlight his 2017 campaign. "I felt like I had a pretty decent year," he said. "We had a couple of wins and a lot of top fives. We were a contender wherever we showed up." Skinner was victorious on May 26 at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., during the opening round of the USCS Speedweek. Press Releases 11/21
  • USAC)One of the deepest "Turkey Night Grand Prix" fields in years brings with it one of the most talented rookie classes for the race as well. At press time, 23 of the 52 entries will be contenders for Don Basile "Rookie of the Race" honors for the 77th annual race on Thursday night, Nov. 23, including three drivers currently in the top-ten of the USAC National Midget point standings: Tyler Courtney (5th), Justin Grant (6th) and Tanner Carrick (9th). While Carrick is a true midget racing rookie and is the leader in the series' rookie standings, Courtney and Grant are veterans who just happen to be making their "Turkey Night" debut. USAC11/21
  • Gio Scelzi)Giovanni Scelzi is slated to conclude his highly successful sophomore season racing a sprint car this weekend at the Copper Classic. Scelzi will drive for BDS Motorsports on Friday and Saturday at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., where he will make his debut during the ASCS Southwest Region doubleheader. Press Releases 11/21
  • Florida Open Wheel)"Team Effort: Florida USCS Young Guns Danny Sams III and Conner Morrell" by Richard Golardi Florida Open Wheel 11/21
  • Kruseman Motorsports)Ventura, California’s Kruseman Motorsports has entered a trio of drivers for the sprint car portion of this Wednesday and Thursday’s historic 77th running of the “Turkey Night Grand Prix” at the Ventura Raceway. Dave Darland, the USAC all-time leader in sprint car wins, off-road racing star Sterling Cling and recording artist Tyler Williams will comprise the three-car effort that is being sponsored by Lucas Oil, Sander Engineering, K&N, ARP Fasteners, KWIK Change and K1 Race Gear. Press Releases 11/21

Monday  November 20th 2017

Nothing can ever be wrong about music. Duane Allman

10:20pm

PRESS....

  • PRI Show)Students, faculty, and school administrators from across the country will get a unique opportunity to meet and connect with racing industry professionals during the 30th Anniversary Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, taking place December 7-9, 2017, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Press Releases 11/20
  • AL Drive Line LLC) As the build season starts to kick into high gear, AL Drive Line has you covered for all of your drive shaft and U joint needs. We can build and ship a drive line in as little as ONE BUSINESS DAY! Call 717-698-9204. Also visit www.aldriveline.com to check out our growing list of client photos ! 11/20
  • Seth Bergman)Several memorable moments highlighted the 2017 season for Seth Bergman. A trio of feature victories, including one with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour for the sixth consecutive season, top the list. Bergman was victorious on May 6 at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region and on July 21 at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., with the ASCS Red River Region before he capped the season with a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph on Nov. 11 at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. Press Releases 11/20
  • Jason Sides)A nine-race top-10 streak from late March through April was the highlight of the 2017 season for Jason Sides. "Consistency is something you strive for when you race on the road full time and we were as consistent as we've been in years during the month," he said. "It was a good month or so. Everything played together and went well. You want to win, but at the end of it all you have to be in the top 10 to make ends meet." Press Releases 11/20
  • USAC)The midget entry list for the 77th running of the "Turkey Night Grand Prix" continues to grow, currently sitting at 52 confirmed midget entries thus far for the Nov. 23rd race at Ventura Raceway. Two more race rookies, Carson Garrett of Colorado and Dustin Golobic of California have announced their intentions of competing in the famed race featuring the USAC National & Light Up the World Beverages Western States Midgets. USAC11/20
  • Johnny Herrera)Johnny Herrera has a lot of motivation entering the offseason after enduring one of the most frustrating seasons of his storied career. "We had too many DNFs," he said. "This is by far the worst year points-wise and the most inconsistent. It's motivation to try to fix the issues we do have. The biggest thing is trying to get another motor in our program. If you have one hiccup with one or you get a bad streak it gets you in a bind. Then your scrambling and that's extra pressure. We've had an issue like that during the summer the last two years that has hurt us." Press Releases 11/20
  • Travis Rilat)Travis Rilat produced a trio of feature victories this season during one of the least-raced seasons of his career. "Rain certainly cost us a lot of opportunities to race and my business kept me busy, but I think we made the most of our time racing," he said. "I want to thank Richard Saumure and Bryan Sundby for both giving me a ride this year." Press Releases 11/20
  • Alex Hill)The 2017 racing season was a year of highs and lows for Alex Hill as she embarked upon her first year of racing full time with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. The best and worst moments of her season occurred just one week apart. The 17-year-old scored the first 360ci sprint car win of her career on May 19 at her home track of Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, during a weekend off from ASCS competition. Press Releases 11/20
  • Tony Bruce Jr)Tony Bruce Jr. produced a successful season despite limited racing action. Bruce Jr., who piloted the Smith Family No. 86 winged sprint car, scored one feature victory, five podiums, 11 top fives and 18 top 10s in 27 races. "We didn't end up with as many races as we thought and that makes it tough to show up to events against drivers who have a lot more seat time," he said. "We did a good job of adapting quickly and putting ourselves in a good position." Press Releases 11/20
  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi will make his season debut with the Van Lare Family this weekend during his season finale at the Copper Classic, which is an ASCS Southwest Region doubleheader hosted by Arizona Speedway. Scelzi and the team will compete at the 3/8-mile oval located in Queen Creek, Ariz., on Friday and Saturday. It will mark his second visit to the track after he scored a 15th-place finish there earlier this year during a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series show. Press Releases 11/20
  • Matt Covington)Matt Covington closed out a successful 2017 season at Cocopah with a 4th place finish in the ASCS National points that entailed a win, followed by many impressive top-5 runs. “I’d say the best moment of this year was the win in Washington,” stated Covington. “We started off decent and made some points early with some good runs in the top-10. We were pretty consistent through most of the summer. We even had a stretch of fifteen top-10s at one point, I think. That, along with the win, really defined our year. The only real negative of the season was around the month of August and Knoxville where we didn’t do so well.” Press Releases 11/20
  • Jim Perricone) Quietly racing and learning through the years Jim Perricone is the lost racer from the Florida era. Many big names are mentioned such as Gene Lasker, Sport Allen, Kenny Adams, Bobby Allen and the youth of the late TJ Winegardner, Bryn Gohn and RJ Johnson. http://www.sprintsource.com/11/20
  • Eric Humphries)Harvest Supply's Eric Humphries picks up the Royal Purple National King of the Wing win on Saturday night at Irwindale Speedway; On Sunday Eric finished 2nd at Kern County Speedway and was crowned the Royal Purple National King of the Wing West Cost Champion! 11/20
  • Beasley Memorial AU)A huge 30 car field of top shelf racers has entered for the prestigious Beasley Memorial for Speedcars this Saturday at Avalon Raceway (Nov 25th). Defending winner Matt Jackson in his new Victorian ride – Photo and Media Release by Pirate Media Group. The field includes combatants from West and South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and of course a big contingent of local guns. Press Releases 11/20
  • Attica Raceway Park OH)Attica Raceway Park handed out $47,000 in point fund money and contingency awards at the season-ending banquet Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Attica Fairgrounds Reception Hall. Besides handing out the awards, several announcements were made by track management. Promoter John Bores thanked all the business partners, the race teams and fans for their support and vowed to keep working hard to make improvements. Director of Operations Rex LeJeune noted there will be several events planned in 2018 to commemorate the track’s 30th anniversary season. LeJeune also thanked the track staff, push truck and wrecker operators and everyone who contributes to the success of Attica Raceway Park. Press Releases 11/20
  • Rusty Hickman)Regaining his confidence in last Saturday night’s second 360 Sprintcar All Stars Series round at Moama’s Heartland Raceway, off the back of a challenging run in his 410 Sprintcar a fortnight prior, Rusty Hickman was rewarded with a pleasing runner-up result. Attempting to utilise the high line during the feature race in the third Eureka Garages & Sheds Series round at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway and subsequently tagging the wall, which cost him a podium finish, Hickman certainly made amends on Saturday night when he managed to pull off the same strategy. Press Releases 11/20
  • IRA Sprints)The ballroom at the Embassy Suites Brookfield/Milwaukee was jammed Saturday for the 51st annual Interstate Racing Association (IRA) Awards Banquet. This year’s party was a combined affair honoring both the Bumper To Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series and the Wisconsin wingLESS Sprint Series presented by the IRA. Twenty-eight teams met point fund eligibility requirements, thus receiving cash, contingency product, and hardware. Bill Balog, piloting the Mike Urner/Rhine Auto Maxim #17B, dominated every category enroute to claiming his 8th series title. Balog won 12 of the 30 A-main events, including scoring his 100th and 101st IRA feature victories in the process. Balog, and car owner Urner, split the $10,000 first place banquet award, plus an additional $500 bonus for competing in 100% of the series scheduled events (as received by all eligible 100% 410 teams). IRA 11/20
  • Oswego Speedway NY)For the 24th consecutive season, Saturday of Budweiser International Classic Weekend at Oswego Speedway is set to include the always entertaining winged warriors of the International Supermodified Association on September 1. While a second division for Classic Saturday 2018 is still to be announced, it is confirmed that Friday will once again include ‘Pole Day’ time trials for Supermodifieds and Small Block Supers while Sunday, September 2 will see the Budweiser International Classic 200 for the non-wing Supermodifieds plus the Bud Light Classic 75 for the SBS. Press Releases 11/20
  • Proud Motorsports)Following a career best campaign for 18 year-old Camden Proud behind the wheel of his Proud Motorsports Small Block Supermodified, Oswego based marketing firm Step One Creative has renewed its sponsorship with the family owned team for the fifth consecutive season of action at Oswego Speedway. Press Releases 11/20
  • Patriot Sprints)For the first time ever, three series champions will be crowned under one roof as competitors from the A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour American and Canadian Series, as well as the Champion Power Equipment CRSA 305 Sprint Tour will gather for one night to celebrate their 2017 success. Press Releases 11/20
  • Oswego Speedway NY)After a successful debut this past September, the Lighthouse Lanes Small Block Supermodified Touring Series will return to action in Central New York for 2018 under continued leadership from series president and founder Mike Bruce along with promoter and media director Camden Proud. Press Releases 11/20
  • Len Sammons Productions)Anthony Sesely is ready to return to the winners’ circle in the 2018 Len Sammons Motorsports Productions Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels events. The winner of four Indoor races inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall - including three Gambler’s Classics (2013, 2014, 2016), Sesely is coming back to Indoor action this year with the car that won all three of the Classics. Press Releases 11/20
  • TCCS)Supermodified drivers and teams in the Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear were recently recognized, collecting $27,000 in point fund money, between the Oswego Speedway and International Supermodified Association championship banquets.Press Releases 11/20

Sunday  November 19th 2017

Ridin’ down the highway, goin’ to a show. Stop in all the byways, playin’ rock ‘n’ roll. Gettin’ robbed, gettin’ stoned, gettin’ beat up, broken boned, gettin’ had, gettin’ took. I tell you, folks. It’s harder than it looks.
-AC/DC, It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘N’ Roll)

11:30pm

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  • Racing Promotion Monthly)Balloting that will lead to selection of the Forty-Second Auto Racing Promoter of the Year is under way. Readers of Racing Promotion Monthly, the national newsletter for auto racing promoters, received their ballots which they nominate six Regional Auto Racing Promoters of the Year during December. Nominees will be announced in early January and RPM readers will choose one of the six Regional Promoters of the year as the Forty-Second Auto Racing Promoter of the Year.Press Releases 11/19
  • PPB Motorsports 2018)From 1962 through its final race in 1989 Pine Book Speedway presented crowd pleasing Three Quarter Midget racing and during the three days of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2018 Racecar and Trade Show Presented by Sunoco and Fueled by Insinger Performance a Reunion will be presented. A showcase of TQs raced at the popular race track will part of the Reunion along drivers and others that were involved in the Friday night racing action at the Route 46 and Bloomfield location in Pine Brook, NJ. Press Releases 11/19
  • POWRi)In what has been a banner year for the Sutter, California driver, Logan Seavey captured not only the 2017 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League championship, but also took Rookie of the Year honors with the League. Wrapping up the 2017 season with only two wins, it is clear that it was Seavey's consistency that brought home the championship for the rookie midget driver. Press Releases 11/19

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RESULTS....

  • USAC)Annie Breidinger of Hillsborough, Calif. led the final 12 laps to win Saturday night's USAC Speed2 Western US Midget finale at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Sister Toni led the first 18 laps. Nolan Allison finished second ahead of Jessica Bean, Joey Iest and Tyler Slay. Jesse Love IV claimed both the Overall and Pavement season championships. USAC11/19
  • Irwindale Speedway CA)King of Wing...1 #15 Eric Humphries 2 #22a Bobby Santos 3 #12n Cameron Neisinger 4 #12 L Ron Larson 5 #7d Randy Du bois 6 #40 Cody Gerhardt 7 #91 Bryan Warf 8 #77 Audra Sasselli 9 #8t Tristen Spiers 10 #4 Aiden Spiers 11 #12b Jeff Bergener 12 #43b Kyle Bergener 13 #88 Jason Conn 14 #24 Jimmy Waters 15 #45 Justin Kawahata 16 #3t Tom Baker 17 #68 Michael Anderson 18 #2 Austin Carter 19 #94 Gorden Rogers 20 #3f Geoff Ensign 21 #65 T.J. Thorn 22 #8h Davey Hamilton JR. 23 #14 Aaron Willson 24 #27 Anthony Quintana 25 #25j Johny Giesler 26 #3b Robert Beck 27 #5 Ken Hamilton 28 #7r AJ Russell 29 #12m Aaron McPeak 11/19
  • USAC)With one of the busiest racing schedules of any driver in the United States, Brady Bacon annually competes in excess of 100 events a year on tracks from coast-to-coast. In Saturday night's "November Classic," it might've appeared the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma native had been an experienced master of Bakersfield Speedway. But, wouldn't you know it? Saturday night was the first time Bacon had even laid eyes on the track. Bacon, originally lining up seventh on the grid, worked the outside line to climb to the lead on lap seven. It was a lead he would never relinquish as he picked up his third USAC National Midget victory of the year in his FMR Racing/Brown & Miller Racing Solutions - Black Watch Farms/Beast/Toyota in the National series' first stop at Bakersfield in 17 years. USAC11/19
  • East Bay Raceway Park FL)In the Boomtrux.com Wingless Classic for the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints it was AJ Maddox picking up the $1,800 to win plus the Jeff Barfield Clean Sweep Award earning an extra $400 for his win tonight. Coming home in the second spot was Jeremy Ellerston and third went to Matt Kurtz. Boomtrux.com Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints Wingless Classic (25-lap feature) 3a AJ Maddox 89 Jeremy Ellerston 82 Matt Kurtz G6 Brandon Grubaugh 19 Keith Butler 55 Kurt Taylor Andy Kelley Nikole Voisey 3k Guy Bos 46 David "Skeeter" Kelley 11x Billy Grace 12 David Kelley 23d Dylan Colding 83 Mark Ruel, Jr. 44a Mike Steinruck 11b Billy Bridges 17 Rich AFlexander 32 Andrew Griffin 13 Nathan Barouch (DNS) 12b Troy Decaire (DNS) 20 Frank Carlson (DNS) 11/19
  • Must See Racing)Jimmy McCune ended the 2017 Must See Racing Sprint Car Series season exactly the way he started it: standing in victory lane and celebrating with a big trophy. McCune completed a near-perfect weekend at Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday during the MSR Championships, following up his Friday qualifying race win by redrawing the pole and then dominating the season-ending 50-lap feature. Race Results 11/19
  • USAC)Adam Lemke of Hollister, Calif. led all 30 laps to win Friday night's USAC Speed2 Western US Midget race at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Chris Lamb took second ahead of Toni Breidinger, Mike Daniels and Jessica Bean. USAC11/19

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  • Knoxville Raceway IA)Over $250,000 in cash and contingencies were handed out Saturday night, November 18 at the 2017 Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup Series Banquet! The event, held at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa played host to over 600 attendees. Tony Bokhoven and Kris Krug presided as Masters of Ceremonies. BillW's Knoxville News 11/19
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Racers, fans and officials gathered Saturday, November 18 at the Port Royal Community Building to fete the 2017 Port Royal Speedway track champions and top point earners. Taking top honors as champions were titlists Brock Zearfoss, Weikert’s Livestock 410 sprints; Mike Lupfer, River Valley Builders Super Late Models; Tim Fedder, Gray’s Auto & Towing Econo Late Models; Bill Powell, Juniata Junction Xtreme Stocks; and Tyler Reeser, Creasy Signs 305 Sprints. Central PA 11/19
  • Jamie Ball)Jamie Ball is excited to announce that White Lightning Motorsports will be hitting the road in 2018 when he will tackle the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour for the first time in his career. "I'm looking forward to going on the road and testing our team against some of the best in the sport," he said. "We enjoy our home track of Knoxville Raceway, but we want to get out and travel the country more. We have a renewed excitement as we're working toward the 2018 season." Press Releases 11/19
  • Lincoln Speedway PA)Lincoln Speedway track champions were recognized and special year-end awards were handed out at the Wyndham Garden York Hotel Saturday night, November 18th. The top ten finishers in the season-long point series for both sprint car divisions were recognized and special awards were distributed in the annual awards banquet, which officially closed the 2017 racing season. Central PA 11/19

Saturday  November 18th 2017

It's a very sobering feeling to be up in space and realize that one's safety factor was determined by the lowest bidder on a government contract. Alan Shepard

2:45pm

RESULTS....

  • Must See Racing)Hickory NC 1 #88 Jimmy McCune 2 #50m Brian Gerster 3 #26 Aaron Pierce 4 #59 Johnny Petrozelle 5 #1st Steve Surniak 6 #4B Bronzie Lawson 7 #9S Charlie Schultz 8 #8A Adam Biltz 9 #4L Anthony Linkenhofer 10 #33 Joe Larkin 11 #12 Glen Worrell 12 #88VA Bobby Rice 13 #8 Anthony McCune 11/18
  • Valvoline Raceway AU)Sprintcar Development Series 1 #22NZ Dean Brindle 2 #57NS Brendan Scorgie 3 #68N James Duckworth 4 #15NS Daniel Cassidy 5 #22NS Jess Cassidy 6 #71N Courtney O'hehir 7 #48NS Blake Darcy 8 #81N Graham Lagerlow 9 #30N Darren Saillard 10 #24NS Ben Hart 11 #94N Mark Hinchelwood 12 #93N William Thompson 13 #62N Glenn Kenny 14 #6N Nikki Briton 15 #80N Jeremy McGrath 11/18
  • Valvoline Raceway AU)Speedcar 1 #1NZ Brett Morris 2 #27N Reagan Angel 3 #97N Matthew Jackson 4 #21N Robert Mackay 5 #97V Kaidon Brown 6 #51N Michael Stewart 7 #62N Dan Biner 8 #78N Troy Jenkins 9 #76N Bob Jackson 10 #76Q Reid Mackay 11 #3N Darren Jenkins 12 #54N Alan Day 13 #98Q Jimi Quinn 14 #28N Dean Meadows 15 #40N Gary Rooke 16 #5N Andy Hassan 17 #34N Jeffrey Burns 18 #36N Stephen Birkett 11/18
  • Premier Speedway AU)1 #V88 David Murcott 2 #V35 Jamie Veal 3 #V90 Corey McCullagh 4 #S19 Bradley Keller 5 #D2 Ben Atkinson 6 #N47 Marcus Dumesny 7 #T7 Tim Hutchins 8 #V42 Jye Okeeffe 9 #S63 Ryan Jones 10 #S72 Chad Ely 11 #N53 Jessie Attard 12 #S14 Brendan Quinn 13 #V37 Grant Anderson 14 #V36 Tim Van Ginneken 15 #N57 Matthew Dumesny 16 #V17 Dennis Jones 17 #S20 Glen Sutherland 18 #V52 Darren Mollenoyux 19 #V47 Tim Rankin 20 #V98 Peter Doukas 11/18
  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)‘Cyclone’ Paul Solomon picked up top points at the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series last night at Heartland Raceway. Showing speed from the start Solomon led the main from flag to flag in a comfortable win. The V7 was followed home by Rusty Hickman’s V40 J&J and Chris Solomon’s family owned FMG V83. 410 regular Eddie Lumbar slotted his 360 in for the Moama event and after a great drive was rewarded with a 4th place finish. Young hard charger Dan Evans SA77 rounded out the top 5.Race Results 11/18
  • Perth Motorplex AU)King of Wings 1 #17 James McFadden 2 #57 Shaun Bradford 3 #77 Bradley Maiolo 4 #12 Daniel Harding 5 #99 Jamie Maiolo 6 #97 Mitchell Wormall 7 #80 James Inglis 8 #10 Andrew Priolo 9 #87 Carl Dowling 10 #14 Jason Pryde 11 #89 Kye Scroop 12 #88 Adrian Haywood 13 #51 Jamie Oldfield 14 #9 AJ Nash 15 #79 Scott Chatwin 16 #6 Rob Mould 17 #94 Matthew Cross 18 #11 Jason Kendrick 19 #60 Kaiden Manders 20 #55 Darren Mewett 11/18

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  • KWS NARC)The King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series will celebrate the closest championship points battle in series history at its championship awards banquet in Santa Cruz, CA on Saturday, December 16th. The event will be held at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s Cocoanut Grove Ballroom. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. and award presentations. King of the West/NARC 11/18
  • Dirt Track Heroes)The dates for the popular eleventh edition of the week long Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show have been confirmed for 2018 and the hard-working staff and historical groups and speedways are putting all of the necessary pieces in place to produce another great show. The successful event will once again begin its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall located off Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, New Jersey beginning on Sunday, March 4th and will run through March 10th. The upcoming show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and has become a must go to event for the local Tri-State area. Quaker Steak and Lube has taken on the lead sponsor role for the fourth consecutive season. Press Releases 11/18
  • USAC)The Knepper family is once again sponsoring FREE entry for competitors to enter their midgets for the Saturday, December 16th "Junior Knepper 55" USAC Special Event at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Illinois. After visiting https://usacracing.ticketspice.com/2017-knepper-car-entry, use the coupon code "KNEPPER." The offer to complete a free car entry expires December 10, 2017. The complete pre-entry list for the event will be published the following day, Monday, December 11. USAC11/18

Friday  November 17th 2017

If your mother cooks Italian food, why should you go to a restaurant? Martin Scorsese

11:45pm

RESULTS....

  • Must See Racing)Just as they have all season long, the McCune family kicked off the final weekend of the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series season in dominating fashion, sweeping Friday's twin 20-lap qualifying races for the MSR Championships at Hickory Motor Speedway. 19-year-old Anthony McCune led the entirety of the first qualifier from the outside pole, jumping out to a full second's margin on the opening lap and polesitter Charlie Schultz waged an early scrap with Brian Gerster for the runner-up spot. Race Results 11/17

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  • Jackson Motorplex MN)Jackson Motorplex is pleased to welcome back the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in 2018. The series will tackle the recently renovated 4/10-mile oval on Friday, July 27, for a $10,000-to-win event during the ABDO Fair Race. Press Releases 11/17
  • World of Outlaws)It is with great excitement that the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series releases its 2018 schedule. The beast that Ted Johnson brought to life back in 1978 has officially reached 40 years of existence. Heading into a new decade, The Greatest Show on Dirt has become the premier dirt track series in the world and appears to be stronger than ever.   A total of ninety-one dates will fill the 2018 Series schedule, including 23 multi-day events with 48 race nights. The series will visit 53 tracks in 24 states over nearly 30,000 highway miles.  DIRT/World of Outlaws 11/17
  • My Race Pass)MyRacePass has generated a new driver website for sprint car driver Parker Price-Miller. The website - http://www.ParkerPriceMiller.com - has pages showcasing his schedule and results, news, biography, photos, videos, sponsors and more. Price-Miller, who hails from Kokomo, Ind., drives for Destiny Motorsports on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series circuit. He made his debut with the team in 2017 and is slated to tackle the tour full-time for the first time in his life next year.Press Releases 11/17
  • All Stars)Celebrating four seasons under the ownership of three-time NASCAR Cup champion, Tony Stewart, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will enter the new year boasting a schedule comprised of 54 events at 36 different facilities. “America’s Series” will crisscross much of the Northeast and Midwest during their upcoming travels, visiting dirt ovals in nine different states including Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, New York, and Wisconsin. All Stars 11/17
  • Oswego Speedway NY)The Oswego Speedway family has come together in the past 24 hours to remember and honor legendary Supermodified driver, car builder, and owner Fred Graves, who passed away Thursday morning at 71 years old. “We are saddened to learn of the passing of Fred Graves, one of the all-time great drivers, car owners, and an individual who dedicated much of his life to Oswego Speedway,” said track owner John Torrese. “His legacy will be carried on for many years to come and we extend our warmest thoughts to the Graves family and their friends at this difficult time.” Press Releases 11/17
  • Missile Motorsports)Mark Castiglia’s Missile Motorsports with drivers Anthony Losurdo and Dan Kapuscinski are happy to welcome the Farmers Insurance Stephen Gioia Agency to their lineup of partners for the upcoming Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super season at Oswego Speedway. Press Releases 11/17
  • Racing Xtravaganza)The countdown is on for Racing Xtravaganza! Now that the auto racing season is over around Central Pennsylvania, race fans can now look forward to the big show that will take place at the Utz Arena at the York Expo Center on Saturday and Sunday, February 3-4, 2018. Press Releases 11/17
  • USAC)On Thursday, November 23rd, Jim Naylor’s Ventura Raceway will host the “77th Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix.” Presented by Agajanian Promotions, the Light Up The World Beverages USAC Western States and USAC 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 the non-point “Battle of the Beach.” 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. USAC11/17
  • USAC)Starting Wednesday, November 22nd, the USAC West Coast and VRA Sprint Cars will clash at Ventura Raceway for two nights of action. Promoted by Jim Naylor, the prestigious “77th Annual Turkey Night Grand Prix” will begin with a special Wednesday non-point program for the 360 sprints and practice for the USAC National and Western States Midgets. On Thursday, the sprint cars will return for their non-point semi and main events for the “Battle of the Beach” along with the complete midget show. 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. USAC11/17
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Thursday  November 16th 2017

I've met a lot of hardboiled eggs in my time, but you're twenty minutes. Billy Wilder

8:30pm

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  • Jason Solwold)The 2017 would be one a good one overall for Jason Solwold. Several trips to victory lane, another series championship to his credit, and some pretty successful trips outside of his native Washington state would all make it a very good year of racing. The Mike Anderson and Monica Baca owned #18 entry would once again partner with the Burlington native and be one of the most successful racing teams in the Pacific Northwest. Press Releases 11/16
  • Brody Roa)Brody Roa scored the biggest win of his career last Friday night when he won his first ever USAC National Sprint Car main over a tough field in the “Evelyn Pratt Main Event” at the 22nd annual Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway. In addition to his Friday night triumph, the 26-year-old finished third on Thursday and sixth on Saturday making him the highest finishing USAC/CRA driver all three nights. Press Releases 11/16
  • SCCT)The Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards and C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour championship awards banquet is set to take place on Saturday January 6 at the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort. The top-15 Sprint Car Challenge Tour drivers and teams will be honored during the night inside the beautiful Grand Oak Ballroom, along with the top-10 for the C&H Hunt Wingless Tour. Rookie of the Year and other various special awards will be handed out as well. Cocktail hour with a no host bar will be held at 6pm, with dinner at 7pm and awards ceremony to follow. Tickets to the banquet cost $40 per person and can be reserved by calling 530-344-7592. Dinner will consist of a delicious prime rib buffet. A block of hotel rooms is currently available for banquet guests at $149 a night. Contact 800-822-WINN and use the booking id 1269 to receive the rate. We look forward to seeing everyone for a great night of camaraderie and putting a cap on the 2017 season. 11/16
  • Len Sammons Productions)Ryan Smith, who ranked second in the 2017 All Star Circuit Of Champions 410 Sprint Car circuit, has filed an entry to compete in the first East Coast Dirt Nationals coming up in two weeks at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. on Friday and Saturday, December 1st and 2nd. Press Releases 11/16
  • Champion Oil)Champion Oil with the help of top-tier engine builders has developed two new PowerShield® motor oils specially designed to reduce the potential of engine failure during hard break-in. These purpose-built “mineral based” lubricants are offered in SAE 10w-40 and 20w-50 viscosities. Press Releases 11/16
  • Danny Smith)There’s very few things that Danny Smith hasn’t done over the course of his more than 40-year racing career, but the Chilicothe, Ohio veteran will embark into unfamiliar territory when he straps in for his first appearance at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals in January.http://www.racechaseronline.com/ 11/16
  • NSCHOF)Don Lamberti has been instrumental in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum since its inception. His generosity has continued with the new Bryan Clauson Suite Tower project. The elevator tower will be dedicated to Don’s late friend, and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee, Gil Sonner. The elevator in the Bryan Clauson Suite Tower will be adorned with a plaque in Gil Sonner’s honor. https://www.sprintcarhof.com/ 11/16
  • PPB Motorsports 2018)Considered by many in the industry as one of the very best Crew Chiefs in the long history of NASCAR racing, Larry McReynolds will be appearing on Saturday, January 20th at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2018 Racecar and Trade Show Presented by Sunoco and Fueled by Insinger Performance. McReynolds will be appearing at the Jeff Hammond Store display located at the front entrance to the show. Press Releases 11/16
  • USAC)The final west coast USAC National events of the 2017 season from Bakersfield and Ventura will be streamed LIVE on Speed Shift TV. Beginning this Saturday night, Speed Shift TV will have live, flag-to-flag coverage of USAC racing on three nights in a span of six nights. USAC11/16
  • USAC)This Saturday, November 18th, the Light Up The World Beverages USAC Western States and USAC National Midgets will clash at Bakersfield Speedway. Promoted by Scott Schweitzer, the “November Classic” is the twelfth point race and marks the return of national series to the Bakersfield oval after seventeen years. The action packed card will also feature the California Lightning Sprints, Hobby Stocks, and Mini Stocks. The Pit Gates will open at 2:00pm, the Front Gates will open at 4:00pm, and Racing is scheduled for 6:00pm at "The West's Fastest 1/3-Mile High Banked Clay Oval." For event information, visit the track’s website at www.bakersfieldspeedway.com or call 661.393.3373. USAC11/16
  • USAC)The number 1 is an apt number for Kyle Larson to carry on his USAC Midget's tail tank in this year's 77th running of the "Turkey Night Grand Prix." After all, number 1 is the finishing result we've become accustomed to in practically every racecar we've seen him strap into, whether it's Monday, Friday, Sunday or any day of the week that ends in the letter "y" for that matter. Twice over the last five seasons late in the month of November, Thursday night has been kind to Yung Money's racing career. More on the point, a Thanksgiving night spent at a racetrack has served the Elk Grove, California native well. USAC11/16
  • USCS)Cancelled...The USCS "Shootout at the Short Track" scheduled for this coming Saturday, November 18th at Talladega Short Track www.talladegashorttrack.com has been cancelled due to the forecast of incoming rain. With rain chances in the 70-90% range from all weather services predicted for Saturday afternoon and evening, "We feel like the best decision is to save everyone the time and added expense of traveling into the area and have just decided to head off the situation.USCS11/16
  • Team ILP)Inside Line Promotions drivers Travis Rilat, Trey Starks, Seth Bergman and Dominic Scelzi each recorded a feature victory last weekend. Rilat picked up his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour win since July 2013 on Thursday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. Press Releases 11/16
  • X-1 Race Car Chassis)X-1 Race Cars is adding a new type of chassis to its lineup. "There's a material out there called Docol R8, which I came across a few years ago and we just built our first chassis out of it," X-1 Race Cars Founder Ryan Linder said. "It's definitely worth working with so when Jason Barney approached me about building a couple cars out of it I jumped at the opportunity. We're going to do some testing with it this summer, but we think there are some definite safety aspects to it." Press Releases 11/16
  • RUSH)The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance held its fourth annual Authorized Engine Rebuilder/Repair Facility Seminar on Saturday (November 11) at the Hampton Inn & Suites Grove City (PA). Attendance to this meeting was "mandated" for those facilities authorized to rebuild engines for the RUSH Late Models, Sprint Cars, Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Mods, Pro Stocks, and Asphalt Series. Nineteen different engine facilities were represented as attendees came from five states plus three rebuilders from Ontario, Canada. Press Releases 11/16
  • Premier Speedway AU)The 2018 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic has received an amazing boost with South West Conveyancing today announced as the Naming Rights partner for the 46th running of the event. South West Conveyancing, who replace Lucas Oil as the events Naming Rights Partners are no strangers to Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool having been major supporting sponsors of Max’s Race, a role they will again enjoy come December 16, for the past two seasons. Press Releases 11/16

Wednesday  November 15th 2017

It must take account of what it decrees for today in order that today may not paralyze tomorrow. Felix Frankfurter

10:30pm

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  • David Gravel)Sprint car racing is drenched in tradition. On any given weekend, fans and competitors alike can recall famous drivers, crewman, owners and partners. In the racing hotbed of Central Pennsylvania, the logo of Weikert's Livestock Inc. conjures up memories of legends. That tradition will continue in 2018 as the company will join CJB Motorsports and driver David Gravel as they pursue a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series title.  Press Releases 11/15
  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series is at Heartland Raceway, Moama this Saturday night for RD2 of the JSR King of the Rivers. “So far we have crossed the Murray river at Mildura and this weekend at Echuca. Both towns are picturesque and special and we love visiting them. Especially when we have the chance to throw in a race meeting” Searle tells us. The River Run is over the first 4 shows which are all based along the Murray & Ovens Rivers and has $2000 to win purse.  Press Releases 11/15
  • Oswego Speedway NY)With the holiday season just about here, Oswego Speedway is offering fans a ‘Super Sale’ on 2017 merchandise which can serve as the perfect Christmas gift for a friend or loved one. Most Monday mornings throughout the offseason, the speedway will announce the sale of a particular item on social media. This sale will be one time, one week only, as an effort to help peak interest in remaining speedway merchandise.  Press Releases 11/15
  • Premier Speedway AU)A pair of Queenslanders with decidedly different levels of experience are the latest drivers to nominate for the 2018 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool. Evergreen hard charger Brent Kratzmann will make the journey south from his Queensland base to take in the Classic before heading slightly west for the Australian Sprintcar Championship at Mt. Gambier’s Borderline Speedway.  Press Releases 11/15
  • Richard Vander Weerd)Putting together a strong Oval Nationals against the USAC National Sprint Car Series, Saturday night’s feature event would be hard on the Visalia, CA as he would see contact with end his night early as he was credited with a 26th place finish. “We did some good things over the weekend, but Saturday night when it counted I got into the wall and stayed out hoping for a red, but it didn’t work out and I ended up pulling off,” Richard Vander Weerd said.  Press Releases 11/15
  • Harli White)Harli White recently became only the third woman to complete a full season on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. "It means a lot that I could finish the tour and not have too many complications throughout the year," she said. "You have to forget about the hard times and keep going. It feels good to accomplish something as big as running the full national tour. I feel blessed to have the support of sponsors, fans, family and everyone who helped us."  Press Releases 11/15
  • J&J Auto Racing)J&J Auto Racing teams added two Sprint Car titles to it’s 2017 records and a win in Florida to wrap up another busy weekend of racing in the United States. Sam Hafertepe, Jr., locked up the 2017 American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) National Series championship at Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, AZ, to put a cherry on the top of a stellar racing season. Hafertepe, Jr., has won 16 feature events across the country in J&J Auto Racing entries to wrap-up his second straight ASCS Series triumph.  Press Releases 11/15

12:30pm

PRESS....

  • Kaeding Performance) It's coming soon!!! The 28th annual Kaeding Performance Race Car Swap Meet at the San Jose Fairgrounds on Tully Road, will take place on December 2nd 2017 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. To Pre-register, contact BF at (408)371-3031. 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. 11/15
  • Kreitz Oval Track Parts)Annual Race Car Flea Market, Saturday November 25th Rain or Shine  No charge to sellers or buyers  785 Fritztown Road  Sinking Spring PA 19608. http://www.kreitzovaltrackparts.com/ 11/15
  • CRASH PAD)Prepare for the unexpected. STUFF HAPPENS !! and a broken back can happen to any driver, in any size car, on any size track. Why take a chance when The CRASH PAD offers the BEST impact reduction at the most affordable price. There's No Change in the seat of the pants feel of the car. In fact it reduces the fatigue from racing on a rough track. Complete your seat and put a CRASH PAD in your seat NOW. There's No Reason Not To. Race Smart. Race Ready. Dealers, info, Ordering at www.802solutions.com 11/15
  • Len Sammons Productions)Erick Rudolph’s standard-setting winning ways on the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels races are a matter of fact. The Ransomville, N.Y., driver is an eight time A-Main winner and three time Indoor Racing Series champion. Rudolph was a close second to Ryan Flores in last year’s title chase after winning the series finale in Atlantic City, N.J. Heading into the 2018 Indoor Auto Racing Series events Rudolph will be coming off a career best outdoor season on dirt that produced 17 wins and the BRP big-block Modified Tour championship. Press Releases 11/15

Tuesday  November 14th 2017

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. P. J. O'Rourke

10:15pm

PRESS....

  • SOD)The curtain came down on the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP 2017 season with the 38th Annual Awards Banquet at the Holiday Inn Battle Creek (MI) Saturday night with the last of the season’s $76,535 points money and awards handed out. The top 12 drivers in season points were led by Steve Irwin, now a two-time SOD champion.  Irwin’s share of 2017 points money and awards was $7,609.  Press Releases 11/14
  • Florida Open Wheel)Link for race video from Richard Golardi: https://youtu.be/Ldr31NMwPCI Video - "USCS Sprint Cars at Bubba Raceway Park, Feature Race, 11-10-2017" 11/14
  • Brock Zearfoss)Ending his 2017 campaign with five victories at the Juniata County Fairgrounds half-mile, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss will officially be crowned Port Royal Speedway Track Champion during the season-ending banquet on Saturday, November 18. The title, a first-ever for the Jonestown native, was solidified during Tuscarora 50 weekend by a mere-five markers, placing Zearfoss on a list that includes Keith Kauffman, Lance Dewease, Todd Shaffer, and Larry “Smokey” Snellbaker. Press Releases 11/14
  • Premier Speedway AU)The field for this Saturday nights Victorian Sprintcar Title at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool has swelled to 50 entrants with both Matthew and Marcus Dumesny now attempting to add their names to the record books with thanks to event partner Go Traffic. Press Releases 11/14
  • Seth Bergman)The streak is alive! Seth Bergman captured a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour feature victory for the sixth straight season last Saturday during the season finale at Cocopah Speedway. "It's a sigh of relief to get back to Victory Lane," he said. "That's our focus week in and week out and we hadn't been able to accomplish that goal all year so to get one during the final race of the season is huge. It helps us end 2017 on the right foot and spring boards us into 2018." Press Releases 11/14
  • Josh Baughman)This season was a transition year for Josh Baughman, who is focusing on 410ci winged sprint car competition in 2018. "It's tough," he said. "I haven't been in a 410 very long. After getting comfortable in a 360 and now it's like starting over. It's like going from a 305 to a 360. You have to build your team up. Those were some of our headaches this year." Press Releases 11/14
  • Alex Hill)Alex Hill was fast and gained experience as she closed out her racing season during the three-day Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour finale at Cocopah Speedway last weekend. Hill got off to a solid start on Thursday when she achieved her goal of making the A Main out of the stout 36-car field. Press Releases 11/14
  • USAC)The dates and venues have been set for the 12th annual USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Eastern Storm tour in 2018. Two first-time venues: Bridgeport Speedway and Weedsport Speedway have been locked-in as the newest additions to the six-race series scheduled for June 14-19. It will mark the first time Eastern Storm schedule has been six races and the first time the series has spanned across three states in a single week with New York's initial appearance in Eastern Storm along with annual treks to Pennsylvania and New Jersey. USAC11/14
  • USAC)After a 17-year hiatus, USAC National Midgets are back at Bakersfield Speedway this Saturday night, November 18. That last visit in 2000, 17 years to the day of this year's event, was won by Jay Drake that night driving for car owner Keith Kunz. All these years later, Kunz's team remains at the top of its game as the Columbus, Indiana-based team arrives at the final two-race West Coast set occupying the top spot in the National standings with driver Spencer Bayston. USAC11/14
  • Derek Hagar)Derek Hagar is scheduled to wrap up his sprint car season this Saturday at Talladega Short Track with the USCS Series. Hagar enters the event needing a victory to extend his winning streak at the oval in Eastaboga, Ala., to three straight seasons. Press Releases 11/14
  • Trey Starks)Trey Starks produced a pair of stout performances last weekend during a USCS Series doubleheader at Bubba Raceway Park. Starks led the Gobrecht Motorsports team to its third win of the season on Friday during the opening round before charging from 14th to fifth to cap Saturday's finale. Press Releases 11/14
  • Austin Liggett)Austin Liggett had high hopes heading into the 2017 Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway. Having his best season to date, Liggett teamed with Phulps Motorsports for the weekend, but the end result wasn’t quite what either party had hoped for. Press Releases 11/14
  • Tanner Carrick)Taking advantage of an open weekend in his busy USAC National Midget schedule, Tanner Carrick and his Tanner Carrick racing team would make the trip to Yuma, AZ and take on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour during their final event of the 2017 season at Cocopah Speedway. “It was a good experience,” Carrick said. “It was the first time I have been able to run a winged car on a big track, and I feel like I learned a lot each night.” Press Releases 11/14
  • Eldon MO/SLS Promotions)The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will return to Lake Ozark Speedway in Missouri in 2018 on Friday, May 4, which marks the first time since 2007 that the series has visited the track. The event will be the third time overall that the Outlaws will compete at Lake Ozark Speedway. Press Releases 11/14
  • Brian Sperry Racing)The dominant car with the Hunt Magnetos Wingess Tour pres. by C&H Veteran Enterprises all season long, the Brian Sperry Racing No. 51 and Austin Liggett claimed the 2017 championship on Friday night in Stockton, CA at the series’ season finale. Though Liggett was not in action due to the race being rescheduled, the body of work was good enough for the team to claim the series title on the strength of five series wins and 11 Top-Five finishes. Press Releases 11/14
  • Menne Motorsports)After Sean Becker was involved in a hard crash on Friday night in Stockton, CA, Menne Motorsports made the call to have Andy Forsberg fill in for the King of the West finale, and Forsberg would be the first to tell you it didn’t go as hoped. “First off I want to wish Sean Becker well, and hope he has a speedy recovery,” Andy Forsberg said. “Secondly, I want to thank the Menne family for the opportunity to fill in. It’s the second time I have driven in place of Sean this year, and it is crazy to me how different we like our cars.” Press Releases 11/14
  • Kyle Offil)Saturday night in Stockton, CA, Kyle Offill capped his rookie season in a winged sprint car by finishing 12th with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and netting the Garth E. Moore Insurance Services Rookie of the Year away. “We got off to a great start to the night, and things were going well until I biked pretty good at the start of the feature and lost a ton of track position,” Kyle Offill said. “Luckily Brad, Alex, and my Dad gave me a really good car and we were able to rebound.” Press Releases 11/14

1:45pm

PRESS....

  • Cody Lamar)Strapping into the family owned No. 9L for one final time in 2017 on Saturday night in Stockton, CA, Cody Lamar would race his way into the Sprint Car Challenge Tour feature event, only to see early contact end his night early. “It was kind of a bummer way to end our season,” Cody Lamar said. “We timed in well, and didn’t get out of our heat but we raced into the ‘A’ from the semi. We were making some good laps, but we had some help getting knocked off the back stretch and it ended our night early.” Press Releases 11/14
  • Len Sammons Productions)Brian Montieth, affectionately known as ‘The Edge’ for his penchant of getting the most out of his Premier Auto Works No. 21 410 Sprint Cars, will be putting Indoor Auto Racing Series fans on the edges of their seats this December 1-2, 2017. Montieth is the latest entry for the first East Coast Micro Dirt Nationals, coming up at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J.  Press Releases 11/14
  • Oswego Speedway NY)Missile Motorsports is proud to welcome Cam’s Pizzeria of Oswego as a supporter of both of their Pathfinder Bank Small Supermodifieds, driven in 2018 by Anthony Losurdo and Dan Kapuscinski. Cam’s Pizzeria is the official pizzeria of Oswego Speedway, providing hot and ready pizzas to heat race winners throughout the season. Press Releases 11/14
  • IRA Sprints)The Bumper To Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints and IRA's Wisconsin wingLESS Sprint Series will have a combined banquet this Saturday night, November 18th at the Embassy Suites in Brookfield, WI. Cocktails are at 5, with dinner being served at 6:15. Twenty-eight drivers and teams are point fund eligible. The 2018 schedule is in progress and has more big shows for both divisions, plus some high profile co-sanctioned events. It also includes a few more strategic weekends off to allow 410 teams to participate in some high profile national events or simply take a week off. 2017 provided intense and outstanding action throughout the season and the accomplishments of many will be recognized. Lots of awards and schedule announcements coming this Saturday night. The 2017 IRA Awards Banquet will the 51st for the sanctioning group. 11/14
  • DJ Netto)Taking on both the King of the West Series and the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Saturday night during one big season finale event in Stockton, CA, DJ Netto would finish eighth with the King of the West Series, which wrapped up fourth place in the 2017 standings, and finished seventh in the Sprint Car Challenge Tour feature event. Press Releases 11/14
  • Tony Gualda)Climbing aboard the C&M Motorsports No. 7C for one final time in 2017, Tony Gualda would fight hard during the Sprint Car Challenge Tour’s season finale until a part failure late in the feature event ended his season a few laps early. “It didn’t quite go as we all had hoped,” Tony Gualda said. “I didn’t get our night started very well in time trials and I had to play catch up the rest of the night. Luckily Cody and the guys gave me a really good car and we were able to work our way into the feature.” Press Releases 11/14
  • Farley IA/SLS Promotions)The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will return to Farley Speedway in Iowa in 2018 on Friday, June 22, which marks the first time since 1994 that the series has visited the track. The event will be the fourth overall for the series at the now-three-eights-mile. The Outlaws were scheduled to race at Farley Speedway in 2004, but that event fell to rain. Press Releases 11/14

Monday  November 13th 2017

The idea that you would not only exercise but that you would enjoy it is very difficult for me to understand. I just hate it. Jimmy Kimmel

9:45pm

PRESS....

  • Photos)More Weekend photos are in SpeedShotz11/13
  • Selinsgrove Speedway PA)Selinsgrove Speedway & Raceway Park closed out the 2017 season Saturday evening, Nov. 11, with the awards banquet at the historic Genetti Hotel in Williamsport for about 250 guests representing the 360 sprint car, super late model, pro stock, roadrunner, and go kart divisions. This year’s top performing drivers received trophies, jackets, commemorative championship rings sponsored by Foss Jewelers, and shared a $25,000-plus point fund. Central PA 11/13
  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi loves racing at Stockton Dirt Track and last Saturday was a great indicator why. Scelzi and his family owned, Roth Motorsports supported team won the Sprint Car Challenge Tour portion of the Tribute to Gary Patterson event and was in contention to capture the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series main event as well until a late-race crash. Press Releases 11/13
  • Steven Tiner)Looking to close his 2017 campaign out on a high note with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Saturday night in Stockotn, CA, late race contact would dash Steven Tiner’s top five run with the tour as he would be relegated to a 13th place finish. Press Releases 11/13
  • Lucas Ashe)After a smooth Trophy Cup under the guidance of Jim Van Lare, the duo teamed back up to close out the 2017 season on Saturday night in Stockton, CA as Ashe recorded a 15th place finish with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour. “It’s been kind of tough not racing that much since July, so it felt really good to be back in the seat on Saturday,” Lucas Ashe said. “It was our second weekend working with Jim Van Lare, and we are happy with how it went.” Press Releases 11/13
  • Justyn Cox)Competing with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour during the season ending event on Saturday night in Stockton, CA, Cox would have a very strong showing that ended with him going home with a fifth place finish. “I felt pretty solid all night long,” Cox said. “We got off to a little bit of a slow start in time trials, but we had a car that raced very well and we were able to bring it home with a fifth place finish.” Press Releases 11/13
  • Andy Gregg)Making some changes to his engine program before Saturday night’s Sprint Car Challenge Tour season finale in Stockton, CA, Andy Gregg was extremely pleased with the results, but unfortunately a suspension failure during the ‘B’ main event would end the Placerville, CA driver’s night early. Press Releases 11/13
  • Willie Croft)Willie Croft capped a very strong 2017 Sprint Car Challenge Tour season with a fourth place finish at Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday night. With his finish, Croft also solidified a very strong second place finish in the series standings in its inaugural season. Press Releases 11/13
  • Sean Watts)Getting behind the wheel of the WRS No. 98 for one final time in 2017 on Saturday night in Stockton, CA, Sean Watts would endure a chaotic night but would come home with a 10th place finish when the dust settled. “It was a pretty crazy night, and I am happy we survived and came home with a Top-10 finish,” Sean Watts said. “We made a couple trips to the work area, and my guys did a great job of getting me back on the track time and time again.” Press Releases 11/13
  • Cory Eliason)Cory Eliason and the Antaya Motorsports team ended their 2017 King of the West campaign the exact same way it started, and that was in victory lane as Eliason claimed the Tribute to Gary Patterson on Saturday night in Stockton, CA. Press Releases 11/13
  • Sammy Swindell)Sammy Swindell is only three winning seasons away from producing at least one victory per season for 50 consecutive years. Swindell earned eight wins this season to push his streak to 47 straight winning seasons. "I'm 62-years-old and most people say I shouldn't be doing this or I can't do it," he said. "For someone that is my age to be able to compete and do it the way I've done it with different series, different teams, different cars, makes it even more of an accomplishment for me." Press Releases 11/13
  • Premier Speedway AU)South Australian duo Brad Keller and Ryan Jones have added their names to the entry list for this Saturday nights Victorian Sprintcar Title at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool as presented by Go Traffic. Keller, who will pilot his familiar James Rosenberg Racing / Brad Keller Racing, Shadetec S19, in what will prove to be yet another invaluable hit out for the 2017-18 World Series Sprintcars contracted driver. Press Releases 11/13
  • Kerry Madsen)A fast race car and consistent performances led Big Game Motorsports to a successful season in 2017. The Muddy sponsored team earned eight wins, 34 top fives and 51 top 10s in 59 races. That consistency shined bright when driver Kerry Madsen competed on the biggest stage. Press Releases 11/13
  • Tony Bruce Jr)Tony Bruce Jr. wrapped up the 2017 season last weekend in the desert, where he made the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour A Main during all three nights at Cocopah Speedway. "I want to thank Mike Hayashi for the opportunity to drive for him and the rest of the guys for working hard all weekend," he said. "We didn't have the results we were looking for, but we had really good speed in the race car." Press Releases 11/13
  • Giovanni Scelzi)Giovanni Scelzi recorded his 19th top-five finish of the season last Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track during the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series season finale. Scelzi and the Roth Motorsports team kicked off the Tribute to Gary Patterson race by qualifying ninth quickest overall after being the last car out for qualifying. Scelzi then won a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row to earn a spot in the dash, in which he advanced from seventh to sixth place to start the A Main on the outside of the third row. Press Releases 11/13
  • Travis Rilat)Travis Rilat saved his best for last during the 2017 season. Rilat scored his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph since July 2013 and he earned three top 10s during a tripleheader hosted by Cocopah Speedway last weekend when he piloted a sprint car for BDS Motorsports for the second time this season. "It was a really good weekend," he said. "Bryan Sundby's got good equipment and has been needing the win as well. He and I just seemed to hit it off." Press Releases 11/13
  • Sharon Speedway OH)While the 2018 season is more than five months away with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series opener on April 20, Sharon Speedway management has been hard at work crafting an exciting new program to the premiere "410" Sprint Car and Big-Block Modified divisions. The 89th anniversary season will feature a new 12-race program titled the "Super Series", which will include six events each for the "410" Sprint Cars ($3,000 to-win) and for the Big-Block Modifieds ($2,000 to-win) under the Mod Tour, Inc. banner. Press Releases 11/13
  • Jackson Motorplex MN)Jackson Motorplex will feature three classes of sprint cars - Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprints and NSL non-wing sprints - on Friday nights throughout the 2018 season. The recently renovated 4/10-mile oval welcomes MSTS sprint cars nine times with four of those dates under the Midwest Power Series banner, which will pay $2,500 to win and $400 to start on May 25, June 22, July 13 and Aug. 17. All MSTS shows at Jackson Motorplex will pay $400 to start in 2018. Press Releases 11/13
  • Cole Macedo)With Mother Nature delaying the SCCT season finale a week, plans were shifted and Cole Macedo found himself back in the seat of the potent Tarton Motorsports No. 21x on Saturday night in Stockton, CA where he would score a sixth place finish. “I have never really ran well at Stockton, so I didn’t go into Saturday’s event with a ton of confidence,” Cole Macedo said. “Fortunately Paul Baines, and my dad gave me a great car and we were fast all night long, and came away with a great finish.” Press Releases 11/13
  • Florida Open Wheel)Link for race video from Richard Golardi: https://youtu.be/1HqDMWNmP00 Video - "Southern Sprintcars Feature Race at Citrus County Speedway, 11-11-2017" 11/13
  • Must See Racing)Must See Racing has announced the continuation of their partnership with Rev-X Products Inc. for the 2018 racing season. A manufacturer and distributor of high performance oil and fuel additives, designed to reduce internal engine corrosion, Rev-X became the Official Product Supplier of Must See Racing this year. Located in Grand Rapids, Mich., Rev-X Products has a decade-long record of success in the automotive and motorsports industries, creating, distributing and selling additives for oil, gasoline and diesel fuel applications. Press Releases 11/13

Sunday  November 12th 2017

I don't think that one day really relates to the next day in life. Neil Young

11:30pm

PRESS....

  • Krikke Motorsports)It’s been a season of change for the Krikke Motorsport team leading into the 2017-18 season, which is set to continue with the team revealing the brand-new livery for their WA # 2 Transport Equipment Hire (TEH) supported 410 Sprintcar, along with a range of new team merchandise. Off the back of the introduction of new team driver Jamie Veal for this season, along with the launch of their new fully-responsive website, the Krikke Motorsport team have opted to give their car a makeover, replacing last season’s livery with a slick red, black and white design. Press Releases 11/12
  • David Gravel)Nine wins and a top-5 finish in the final series points standings during the 2016 campaign set the stage for both David Gravel and CJB Motorsports to experience a career year in 2017 "2016 was really cool," Gravel said. "We won quite a few races and so forth but we knew there were some areas we needed to improve upon. Barry (Jackson) went to work hard in the off season and we came out this year with an even better package. It was very impressive." Gravel and the CJB team scored their first of twenty wins at the annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, FL. It was their only Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions win on the season. Their overall performance from the five nights of racing also meant that the team was the champion of the event. Press Releases 11/12

1:30pm

PRESS....

  • Wayne County Speedway OH)The 2017 NAPA Wayne County Speedway awards banquet took place Saturday night at the Pines Golf Course Banquet room with 225 people in attendance to honor the top 10 drivers in the four class' pick up their awards. Following a delicious meal by the staff at the Pines Golf Course and a highlight video of the season, the awards were passed out. Press Releases 11/12
  • Jacksonville Speedway IL)The biggest event in the history of Jacksonville Speedway is now set for Friday April 13th as the Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to Jacksonville Speedway for an event paying $10,000 to the winner. The past two Outlaw events in 2014 (won by Christopher Bell) and 2016 (won by Joey Saldana) were mid-week events with a $6,000 to win payout.  For 2018 we are stepping it up with a weekend event on our normal Friday race night and a $10,000 payout to the event winner - and the largest overall purse in the history of the Speedway.Press Releases 11/12

1:15am

RESULTS....

  • NARC/KWS)Stockton CA...1 #20 Cory Eliason 2 #5H Tim Kaeding 3 #83 Kyle Hirst 4 #83JR Gio Scelzi 5 #7 Bill Balog 6 #0 Bud Kaeding 7 #22 Shane Golobic 8 #3C DJ Netto 9 #68 Chase Johnson 10 #98 Sean Watts 11 #25 Bobby McMahan 12 #41 Dominic Scelzi 13 #18 Jenna Fraizer 14 #15 Pat Harvey 15 #28 Nathan Rolfe 16 #12 Jarett Soares 17 #75 Andy Forsberg 18 #31C Justyn Cox 19 #4S Buddy Kofoid Bud Kaeding is the 2017 NARC King of the West Champion.King of the West/NARC 11/12
  • USAC)Kevin Thomas, Jr. unloaded his racecar from his hauler last Wednesday night as the man to beat when practice began for the Budweiser "Oval Nationals" presented by All Coast Construction. When the time came to roll his car back into the hauler following Saturday night's 40-lap main event, the Cullman, Alabama was a richer man - by $25,000 - and had the hardware to show for it after scoring the victory in the 22nd annual event at Perris Auto Speedway. Meanwhile, Chris Windom emerged as USAC's newest AMSOIL National Sprint Car champion, defeating Justin Grant by a mere six points to earn his first series title just one year after capturing the Silver Crown championship. It was in late August that Windom found himself trailing Grant by 93 points and firmly believed his championship dreams had been dashed. USAC11/12
  • SCCT)Fresno's Dominic Scelzi took home $6100 by winning the Tribute to Gary Patterson dash and main event last night at the Stockton Dirt Track. It marked his second Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards victory of the season to go along with an $11,000 score in June at Calistoga Speedway. Fremont's Shane Golobic, inaugural SCCT champion Kyle Hirst of Paradise, Roseville's Willie Croft and Clarksburg's Justyn Cox rounded out the top-five in the feature. 41 cars competed during the final night of action with Shane Golobic setting a new 360 track record in qualifying by clocking a 13.134, earning his 4th LRB, Inc/ ADCO Driveline & Custom Exhaust fast time award of the season.Race Results 11/12
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)A third-place finish to start off the weekend improved to second the following night, and finally, victory for Seth Bergman to close out the 2017 season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network at the Cocopah Speedway  ASCS 11/12
  • USCS)Mark Smith from Sunbury, Pennsylvania raced from the K&N Filters Pole Position into the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane on Saturday night at Bubba Raceway Park in the 3rd annual 2017 United Sprint Car Series Florida State Championship Race 30-lap finale for winged sprint cars. Smith led all thirty circuits around the 3/8 mie semi-banked oval for his first series win. Smith was a surprise unannounced entry on Friday night when he finished a disappointing 21st. He bested a stellar field of 35 entries on Saturday night with drivers from at least ten states entered.USCS11/12
  • Citrus County Speedway FL)SSSS...1 #59X John Inman 2 #22 Johnny Gilbertson 3 #5$ Brian Gingras 4 #55 Tommy Nichols 5 #259X Aaron Pierce 6 #0 Dude Teate 7 #56 Blake Rose 8 #15 Troy Thompson 9 #44 Gary Wiggins 10 #22X Anthony D'Aiessio 11 #14Jr. Justin Appleby 12 #J1 Mike Tharp 13 #X1 Charles Lee 14 #42 Phil Haddad 15 #1 Garrett Green 16 #6 Matt Alfonso 17 #5 Mickey Kempgens 18 #63 Carlie Yent 19 #88 Sport Allen 11/12

Saturday  November 11th 2017

10:50pm

PRESS....

  • Photos)Loads of action shots by Hein Brothers from Brody Roa's victory on night 2 of the Perris Oval Nationals are in SpeedShotz11/11
  • World of Outlaws)It is with great excitement that the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series announces that Australian Ian Madsen will join the Series full-time in 2018. Madsen, the 2017 Knoxville Raceway Track Champion, scored his second career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory during the running of the 39th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals at the Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota in June of this year.DIRT/World of Outlaws 11/11

6:00pm

RESULTS....

  • Hunt Wingless)Stockton CA...11/10...Kalib Henry, Barry Pries, Troy DeGaton, Matt Haulot, Brandon Burd Jr, Jeremy Newberry, Angelique Bell, Terry Shank Jr, Brent Steck, Chris Kerr, Keith Calvino, Sean Becker, Sparkey Howard, Scott Hall. 11/11
  • Avalon Raceway AU)1 #V35 Jamie Veal 2 #V52 Darren Mollenoyux 3 #W3 Steve Lines 4 #S20 Glen Sutherland 5 #V3 Shaun Dobson 6 #V42 Jye Okeeffe 7 #V37 Grant Anderson 8 #V68 Brett Milburn 9 #T7 Tim Hutchins 10 #V73 Charles Hunter 11/11
  • Valvoline Raceway AU)1 #92N Sam Walsh 2 #22N James Thompson 3 #21NS Jordyn Brazier 4 #57N Matt Dumesny 5 #5V Max Dumesny 6 #16N Daniel Sayre 7 #32N Warren Ferguson 8 #48N Jackson Delamont 9 #2D Ben Atkinson 10 #56N Michael Saller 11 #47N Marcus Dumesny 12 #7NS Callum Williamson 13 #53N Jessie Attard 14 #6Q Steve Rowell 15 #5NQ Danny Reidy 16 #54N Grant Tunks 17 #20N Troy Little 18 #68N James Duckworth 19 #24N Blake Skipper 20 #55N Kim Becker 21 #43N Alex Orr 22 #7Q Robbie Farr 23 #88N Max Johnston 24 #58NS Cameron Ware 11/11

PRESS....

  • MSCS)The top drivers participating with the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series this season will be receiving awards being distributed to finalize the 2017 season. This year the week beginning November 6th will serve as the annual MSCS Awards Week. Post season awards include sending point fund checks to all eligible top 10 drivers. Rosewood plaques were provided to drivers placing second to fifth in points. An additional special award plaque served to honor the MSCS Hard Charger of the Year. And there are various other contingency prizes.Press Releases 11/11
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1:00am

RESULTS....

  • USAC)Following his career-best third-place finish the previous night, Brody Roa stated that, just a year and a half ago, he would've been laughing had you told him he was going to be on the podium at the "Oval Nationals." One night later, the question had to be asked. Who's laughing now? "I'm still laughing, just for a different reason," Roa exclaimed. "This is, by far, the biggest one. To do it at Perris, a track I grew up at and have always wanted to win at, and to do it during 'Oval Nationals' weekend, even if it's on a prelim night, it's against all the same guys we're running against tomorrow." USAC11/11
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)Getting the call to race 48-hours before the start of the Lucas Oil ASCS Cocopah Nationals, Indiana's Joey Saldana answered the call with victory in the team's second night of competition with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network at the Cocopah Speedway. ASCS 11/10
  • Photos)Action shots by Hein Brothers from Chase Stockon's victory on night 1 of the Perris Oval Nationals are in SpeedShotz11/10
  • USCS)Trey Starks from Puyallup, Washington picked up where he left of on his last visit to Bubba Raceway Park by racing from the K&N Filters Pole Position into the www.rockauto.com USC Victory Lane on Friday night in the night one 25-lap main event for the United Sprint Car Series Series at BRP. Starks led all circuits around the 3/8 mie semi-banked oval for his first series win of the season in the USCS Florida State Championship Race prelim. Starks won the final during the first annual event in 2015. The Washington state young gun had to best a 37 car field of entries from 10 states for th win. It was S10th and career 30th sprint car victoryUSCS 11/10

Friday  November 10th 2017

“You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat”  Roy Scheider

11:00pm

PRESS....

  • PRI Trade Show)The 30th Anniversary Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, taking place December 7-9, 2017, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, will feature special attractions and exclusive conferences that make PRI the must-attend trade show for racing professionals. Race industry professionals who sign up to attend the PRI Show at www.pri2017.com are able to participate in these special attractions that offer unlimited business opportunities and invaluable industry insights. Press Releases 11/10
  • J&J Auto Racing)J&J Auto Racing teams continued to harvest wins last week as the McKenzie, Tenn., based manufacturer saw four drivers earn wins in three states and two countries including Florida, New Jersey, North Carolina and Australia. For the fifth consecutive year, Donny Schatz and the No. 15 Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team broke through the 20-win barrier with a victory at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte on November 3rd. The win put Schatz at 23 victories thus far in 2017. The Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Curb/Ford Performance/J&J team also claimed the 2017 World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series title to wrap up the traditional racing season. They were honored at the WoO series banquet on Sunday, Nov. 5 in Concord, NC. Press Releases 11/10
  • Jackson Motorplex MN)The AGCO Jackson Nationals is developing into one of the marquee sprint car events in the country and next year's 40th edition of the three-day spectacle is taking another huge leap forward. Jackson Motorplex will host the 40th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series June 7-9 with the Saturday night finale paying $40,000 to win and $3,000 to start. The total payout is more than $300,000. Press Releases 11/10

2:20am

RESULTS....

  • ASCS Lucas Oil)Taking the BDS Motorsports No. 1 to Victory Lane for the first time against the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network in 2017, Travis Rilat led start to finish for his 27th career National Tour victory, and first at the Cocopah Speedway to open up the three-day Lucas Oil Cocopah Sprint Nationals. ASCS 11/10
  • USAC)It's almost a shame the racing season is nearing its end. After all, Chase Stockon's season feels like it's just beginning. After waiting more than 15 months to get his ninth career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory last Saturday night at Arizona Speedway, the Fort Branch, Indiana driver had to wait just five more nights to get his 10th on night one of the Budweiser "Oval Nationals" presented by All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway, tying him with Tony Stewart for 46th on the series' career win list. Additionally, he's just the third driver in the history of the series to win his first two USAC National Sprint Car features of the season after the month of November, following in the steps of Damion Gardner in 2005 and Kevin Swindell in 2008. USAC 11/10

Thursday  November 9th 2017

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge. Carl Sagan

9:00pm

PRESS....

  • Brian Brown)Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team rounded out a great season with a podium finish at Saturday night’s World Finals for the World of Outlaws at the Dirt Track in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver had driven from row ten to finish twelfth on Friday. Press Releases11/9
  • Premier Speedway AU)Having grown up in the shadows of Sungold Stadium, Allansford’s Jacob Smith will again contest the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic when the 46th edition of the prestigious event hits the Sungold Stadium circuit from January 19 to 21. Press Releases11/9
  • Kerry Madsen)Big Game Motorsports and veteran Kerry Madsen are teaming up again in 2018. "We are thrilled to announce that Kerry will be back with Big Game Motorsports again in 2018," Big Game Motorsports Representative Luke Lundt said. "Since Day 1 Kerry has been a true professional and a team-oriented driver. You could not find someone better to work with over the last 12 months. Press Releases11/9
  • Must See Racing)A national audience will have eyes on the Must See Racing Championships this year, as the Nov. 17-18 event at Hickory Motor Speedway will be taped for a future airing of Suzuki Presents SPEED SPORT on the MAVTV Motorsports Network. The two-day spectacle of speed will crown Jimmy McCune as a three-time champion of the 410ci asphalt winged sprint car series, as well as close the book on what has been a record-setting season for the tour. Press Releases11/9
  • Kevin Swindell Racing)Kevin Swindell Racing had a breakout season in its first full year as a winged sprint car team. Spencer Bayston drove to a pair of feature victories and Sammy Swindell led the Swindell Speed Lab backed team into the Kings Royal A Main. Press Releases11/9
  • Johnny Herrera)Johnny Herrera has one remaining ride open for the 2018 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. The midget is a 2016 Spike with a new Esslinger engine. The car is all titanium with a carbon body and was driven by Ryan Bernal in the 2017 Chili Bowl. Press Releases11/9
  • Dodge City Raceway Park KS)It’s time for Sprint Car racing fans to break out those 2018 calendars. And the date can be circled for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car series return to Dodge City Raceway Park. The 2018 World of Outlaws “Boot Hill Showdown” atop the 3/8-mile DCRP clay oval is set for Saturday night, October 20. Press Releases11/9
  • Shawn Dancer)Shawn Dancer wrapped up the 2017 season last weekend at the Textron Off Road World Finals hosted by The Dirt Track at Charlotte. "It's a tough deal for someone that's never been there before," he said. "You get three laps of practice and then you go into qualifying for both of your nights. You have to be spot on from the get-go." Press Releases11/9
  • Aaron Reutzel)It all began at Florida in February. Now, a quick nine months later, Aaron Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team will finish out the 2017 season with a three-day weekend in far southwest Arizona. Press Releases11/9

2:00pm

PRESS....

  • Susquehanna Speedway PA)Its Official, BAPS Auto Paints and Supply Secures Naming Rights to Susquehanna Speedway. http://www.susquehannaspeedway.net/11/9
  • USAC)Kevin Thomas, Jr. led all drivers by recording the fastest lap in Wednesday's open practice session at Perris Auto Speedway in preparation for the Nov. 9-10-11 Budweiser "Oval Nationals" presented by All Coast Construction. USAC 11/9
  • Kruseman Motorsports)In a late deal, two Southern California racing champions, Cory Kruseman of Ventura and Ronnie Gardner of Riverside, have teamed up for this week’s 22nd Annual “Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction” at Perris Auto Speedway. The three-day race, which begins on Thursday, November 9th, will culminate with a $25,000.00 to win 40-lap main event on Saturday, November 11th. A picture containing road, outdoor, motorcycle, building Description generated with very high confidence Press Releases11/9
  • Oswego Speedway NY)It had been since 2011 since the all-time points system for Oswego Speedway’s Supermodifieds had been updated, but that changed earlier this week and the new top five provided an interesting shift as well as a new all-time points leader for the first time since the mid-1990s. Press Releases11/9
  • Brody Roa)Garden Grove, California’s Brody Roa came home sixth in the historic 50th annual “Western World Championships” at Arizona Speedway last Saturday night. The finish was the best for any of the USAC/CRA regulars in the 24-car field that also included the USAC National Sprint Cars. This Saturday, the BR Performance team will be at Perris Auto Speedway for the 22nd annual Oval Nationals. Press Releases11/9
  • World of Outlaws)For just the second time in 12 years, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will return to the Terre Haute Action Track in 2018. The date is scheduled for Saturday, October 13, 2018. The UMP Modifieds will be the support class for the evening. The slightly banked ½ mile track located in Indiana most recently hosted The Greatest Show on Dirt in 2014, an event that saw 33 cars sign in for competition with nine-time Series Champion, Donny Schatz taking the victory. DIRT/World of Outlaws 11/9
   

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