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LOW-E REFLECTIVE INSULATION CONTINUES PARTNERSHIP WITH JACOB ALLEN, SHARK RACING

Kym BrownJan 24, 2023 World of Outlaws Veteran will Drive Low-E Reflective Insulation Schemed 1a in Eight 2023 races

NEW OXFORD, PA - Low-E returns as an associate sponsor for Jacob Allen and Shark Racing for 2023 season. The partnership began last May with the World of Outlaws Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway. What a great beginning.

This season, Low-E Reflective Insulation will be represented on the nose wing again of the Shark Racing 1a at every World of Outlaws race in 2023. The staff from the New Oxford based Insulation Solution provider for the past 25 years is excited to have Jacob race a “Low-E Reflective Insulation” schemed car in eight races this year beginning with the final two rounds of the Low-E Reflective Insulation FL to PA Spring Showdown at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 17 and Lincoln Speedway, Saturday March 18.

Allen is coming off a career year with the Outlaws in 2022. He won five features: Lake Ozark Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, Cedar Lake Speedway, Knoxville Nationals Thursday prelim and the Gold Cup Race of Champions.

He will again have his father Bobby Allen along side and his teammate Logan Schuchart on the road with him. Tyler Garber begins sixth season as car chief for the Shark Racing 1a.

The Sprint car season is scheduled to begin next week with a pair of All-Star races in Georgia and the annual Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida, which begins Tuesday, February 7.

 

 

NEWS FROM LEN SAMMONS PRODUCTIONS
INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS
NAPA AUTO PARTS INDOOR AUTO RACE IN ATLANTIC CITY
ATLANTIC CITY, BOARDWALK HALL – JANUARY 26, 27, 28, 2023

DATE OF RELEASE: THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2023

Ryan Flores Fastest Among 52 Drivers In Thurs. Practice, 600 Micros, Champ Karts & Slingshots Warm Up For Indoor Auto Racing Series Races This Friday & Saturday Inside Atlantic City’s Historic Boardwalk Hall

Atlantic City, NJ (Thurs., Jan. 26) - Ryan Flores registered an 8.059 clocking in Thursday night TQ Midget practice which stood as the fastest time among the 52 TQ teams that took to the Boardwalk Hall track in the five-hour session.

The Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP officially takes the green flag this weekend at the famous Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, where two Gambler’s Classic winner’s trophies and the TC Cup Championship award will be presented.

Quick timers in the five sessions were Steven Kemery, Briggs Danner, and Andy Jankowiak – with identical quick times in the second session, Tyler Lindsay, and Chad Jones.

There was just one incident in the otherwise clean practice. Craig Pelligrini, Jr. spun and flipped over on his side drawing a red flag. Pelligrini was pushed off the track; damage was discovered by his crew to have been minor.

Champ Karts, Slingshots, and 600 Micro Sprints were also practicing Friday night.

The NAPA Auto Parts race weekend will consist of two complete TQ Midget programs - a “Double Down” schedule - with one Gambler’s Classic for the BELFOR Property Restoration sponsored TQ Midgets on Friday, January 27th and a second one on Saturday the 28th. Each day will have its own set of qualifying races leading up to the 40-lap feature event.

On Friday night, January 27th the BELFOR Property Restoration-sponsored TQ Midgets will compete in qualifying events followed by a 40-lap Gambler’s Classic that was postponed in 2021 because of Covid-19 fan restrictions.

The headline TQ Midgets will do it all over on Saturday, January 28th with the big night ending with the 2023 Gambler’s Classic. On both nights, the winner will raise the iconic trophy.

Joining the TQ Midgets will be the Slingshots, sponsored by Pa.’s Kutztown Action Track, the Hoosier Tire Champ Karts, and the 600cc Dirt Micro Sprints. They’ll run qualifying events on Friday and features on Saturday night.

Prior to Saturday’s event, Fan Fest will be held on the racing surface for those with lower-level reserved tickets from 5 to 6:15. Drivers from the event as well as NHRA Funny Car champion Ron Capps will be signing autographs.

Once Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP points are calculated, the 2023 champion will be presented with the TC Cup Trophy.

This prestigious award is named in honor of the 2010 and 2011 champion, Ted Christopher, who lost his life in a plane crash in 2017 after winning seven Indoor Racing Series events.

Good seats for both nights remain available at Ticketmaster, a direct link is available from the series website, indoorautoracing.com, or daily at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office where the price is increased by $5 the day of the event.

For those who cannot attend, the event will be available on DTD Pay-Per-View for $64.99 for the weekend or $34.99 for Friday and $39.99 for Saturday

 

 

GRANT SEXTON LAUNCHES USAC/CRA ROOKIE CAMPAIGN THIS WEEK AT THE COCOPAH SPEEDWAY

(Lakeside, CA, January 26, 2023) 2021 POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Series champion Grant Sexton has his eyes set on another title in 2023. The teenage racer will open his first full season of 410 sprint car racing and his campaign for “Rookie of the Year” when the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series visits Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway this Friday and Saturday, January 27th and 28th. It will be his first ever time racing at the track known as the “Diamond in the Desert.”

Sexton, who lives in Lakeside, California, did have a few runs in full-size sprint cars in 2022. They included four events with USAC/CRA, three shows at Ventura including the Turkey Night Grand Prix, and an open comp show at the Imperial Valley Raceway. The talkative teen won his first-ever start in a full-size sprinter at Ventura on April 16th. His second-best finish was when he made the podium with a third at Imperial Valley in October.

The well-spoken teen’s initial efforts in a full-size sprinter came in an older car. He then switched to another car that was a little more modern than what he started in. However, things are going to change from the dark ages as soon as he arrives at Cocopah.

“I ran an older Ellis (first) and then a newer Ellis,” the 18-year-old said with a laugh earlier this week. “Well, it was new for us but it was pretty much the same car.”

Last year his father, Brent Sexton, decided it was time for a big-time upgrade. A three-time lightning sprint car titlist (including last year’s POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint championship), the family patriarch realized his youngest offspring was ready to move up and he purchased a brand new Triple X chassis. He hid the new chassis in the rafters until he figured Grant was ready. That time is now and the youngster will make his debut in the car on Friday at Cocopah. The team was headed to Perris to shake down the car for the first time on Thursday and would head straight to the Arizona speed plant after.

It will be a new car on a new track for Sexton’s first run of 2023. While he has seen races at Cocopah, he has never raced there, but he knows what to expect.

“I have not had any practice in our new Triple X car, but we are going to test at Perris Auto Speedway tomorrow,” the teen said on Wednesday. “I know it (Cocopah) has really long straightaways and a lot wider turns. So, it should be a little bit more forgiving if I do make a mistake. Hopefully, I do not find that wall because I know it will hurt.

“I watch a boatload of films,” the young racer continued. “I mean, I sit there on YouTube for hours and go back to the old Flo events. I try to gather anything I can by watching the leaders and others on all the tracks. How they enter the corners and how they exit the corners. Sadly, Iracing does not have any California tracks, but I do hop on the simulator as much as I can. Mainly I just want to make every main event we go to and hopefully bring a car home in one piece. Try to use patience to learn the car itself before I try and get a little more ballsy.”

In addition to some new venues, Sexton will be competing on several tracks where he has raced lightning sprints over the past few years. Those tracks include Perris, the Bakersfield Speedway, Mohave Valley Raceway, the Ventura Raceway, and the Santa Maria Raceway. When asked which track he was looking forward to going to, he quickly named Bakersfield because it is a quarter mile and very racy. Another part of that answer may have had to do with his thrilling victory at the “Okie Bowl” when the CLS competed on the same card as the World of Outlaws on March 24th, 2022. The teen stole the show by rim-riding through the cushion in a daring display of bravery that saw him take the lead and win with less than a foot to go in the race.

Like many young drivers, Sexton had some challenges early in his lightning sprint car career. Some nights he was fast, and some nights he was not quite as fast. He did tear up some equipment along the way. Through it all, there were flashes of brilliance that were shining through. But things changed halfway through the 2019 season. The then 15-year-old only finished better than 14th one time in the first seven races of the year. Near the end of June, he began to turn things around. In six starts between June 29th and August 24th, he placed in the top 10 four times. Included was a second-place finish in the CLS race at Santa Maria on July 27th. However, the best was yet to come.

On August 24, 2019, he won an open comp race at the Barona Speedway. While not surprising, it was still not expected. What happened next was shocking and totally unexpected to everyone. That is, everyone but himself. Two weeks after the Barona triumph, the family team journeyed to Missouri and the Lake Ozark Speedway for the POWRi Lightning Sprint Car Nationals. There, they met up with top drivers and cars from several states. On the first night of the two-day show, Sexton sent shockwaves through the lightning sprint car world by handily winning the main event. For a teen upstart to come to a track he had never raced on before and compete against veteran drivers, many of whom were on their home turf, and beat them, ended up being popular with fans. Surely the triumph had to be a fluke. No way could a teen repeat that performance. He then stunned everyone again by leading 23-laps before finishing second. In less than 24 hours, he went from being an unknown to being the hottest lightning sprint car driver in North America.

Like everyone else, Covid pretty much ruined the 2020 season for Sexton. He came back in 2021 with a vengeance. He proved his adaptability by winning four of the last seven main events, including three in a row, in the POWRi Southwest Series. Two of his victories came while running with a wing and the other two were wingless. When the checkered flag fell at the end of the final series race, he won the championship by a comfortable 122-points. In addition to his prowess in the SWLS, he went back to Missouri and finished third in the finale. The team also journeyed to the upper Midwest for the “Minkota Nationals.” Once again competing on four new tracks against veteran drivers from several states and Canada, Sexton won the opening night and placed in the top eight in all four races.

2022 was not the normal season for Sexton. Perhaps more importantly than racing, he was graduating from high school. So, that took a little away from racing with all the festivities you only get to participate in once in your life. Also, of instead running a lightning sprint car-only schedule, he was moving up to full-size sprint cars. All told, he visited victory circle four times during the year.

Sexton sends out big thanks to his crew chief, 2011 USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year David Bezio, Tava Lopez, Cody Griggs, Nita “Nanna” Gatlin, and his father Brent. They have all been busting their tails to get the Triple X Chassis, Johnny Motorhead 410 ready for this week’s openers at Cocopah.

SGR has been busy all winter getting ready for another successful year in 2023. If you or your company is interested in becoming a partner with this front-running team, please call (619) 454-6945 or E-mail mailto:sextonfire@cox.net or mailto:sextonfire@gmail.com

Sexton/Gatlin Racing would like to thank the following companies for making the 2022 season possible. Keys Brothers, East County Electric Works, Maxima Oil, Automated Interiors, Sexton Fire Protection, BK Wings, Johnny Motorhead, Troy Dirt, Victory Graphix, and Swift Powdercoat.


 

 

Andy Forsberg Welcomes Red Line Oil Back to His Team As He Announces 2023 Plans

PETERSEN MEDIA: Joining forces with longtime sponsor Pacific Highway Rentals and forming PHR Racing in 2022, Andy Forsberg was able to claim his ninth Placerville Speedway track championship and his first Sprint Car Challenge Tour Title. In 2023, the team will be back together as their schedule will look a little different than it has in years past, and Forsberg is also pleased to announce longtime partner, Red Line Oil, returning to the team.

“Last year was an up and down year for our team, but we were still able to pick up a couple of championships,” Andy Forsberg said. “This year we are changing things up a little, and it was ultimately give our team some flexibility.”

A staple at Placerville Speedway over the course of his career, Forsberg will still be a frequent flier at the track he has called home for so long, but in 2023 his priority will be contesting each and every event that is held at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA as the track enters is second year of operations under SLC Promotions.

Forsberg will also mix in more 410ci races in 2023, as he will run the slate at Silver Dollar Speedway, but he also will run KWS/NARC races at Petaluma Speedway, Ocean Speedway, as well as when the series invades Placerville Speedway for the Dave Bradway, Jr Memorial.

When his schedule does allow, Forsberg will also be in action with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, and is still mulling over a decision to commit to the series fulltime for a title defense, and will be at Placerville Speedway on his remaining open dates.

Welcoming back Red Line Oil as a full product sponsor to the PHR No. 92 in 2023, Forsberg will also welcome back a familiar face to his team as Brian Cannon has been tabbed his 2023 Crew Chief. Forsberg and Cannon were a strong force in the early to mid 2000’s and the duo is hoping to re-create the magic this season.

As Red Line Oil will be the official lubricant of PHR Racing, Meridian Cameras will up their ante for the season ahead as they become a prominent sponsor. Meridan Camera is the leader in Portable Surveillance trailers.

With the calendar quickly moving towards February, Forsberg’s season is getting closer to launch as he will open his campaign is tentatively scheduled to kick off in less than one month, February 11th, and Merced Speedway.

Andy Forsberg and PHR Racing would like to thank Meridian Cameras, Pacific Highway Rentals, Wilkie Masonry, PitStopUSA, Red Line Oil, Autism Awareness, Parking and Transportation Group, Western Featherlite, GP Development, 1st Vanguard, Highway Specialty Co., and KBJ Catering for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-0, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

ON TAP: Forsberg’s 2023 season is tentatively scheduled to open up on 2/11 in Merced, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Andy Forsberg by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/andyforsbergracing or by following him on Twitter at @AForsberg92.

You can also keep up with Andy and his popular post race VLOG, ‘Shark Tales with Andy’ at www.facebook.com/sharktaleswithandy.

 

Wilmot Raceway
2023 Wilmot Raceway Schedule Release!!!

The Kenosha County Fair’s Wilmot Raceway will have a new look to go with their exciting schedule. The third-mile clay oval will have completed a major offseason project when the gates open on opening night May 6th, as new aluminum bleachers will have been installed. The new bleachers were constructed in a manner that has the entire bleacher elevated on risers, and the entire bleacher comes with seat backs. The schedule itself has a great mix of specials, and is the only track in the region that hosts dates with the World of Outlaw, All Star, IRA, USAC, and MSA Sprint cars, plus Dirt King Late Models, and Badger Midgets too. Wilmot is also the home of the Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints, and their own Modified and 4 cylinder Bandit divisions, plus there are several dates of IRA Lightning Sprints, and United Street Stocks too. Throw in some Truck & Tractor Pulls, a couple crate 604 winged sprint races, Monster Trucks, an open comp non-wing sprint show, and a Demo Derby and Wilmot Raceway certainly has something for every fan.

Traditional favorites like the numerous motorsport events during the Kenosha County Fair August 16 – 20, World of Outlaw Sprint Cars July 8, IRA Outlaw Sprints May 27, July 29, Aug 19, and their co-sanctioned showdown with the All Stars May 13th, the Wildman Watson Dirt King Late Model featuring a HUGE kid’s Bike Giv-A-Way Sept 23, and Monster Trucks June 3-4 have all become annual favorites.

Included in most every special are some of Wilmot Raceway’s core classes, and Wilmot is the proud home of the Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints, IRA Lightning Sprints, their own Modified and Bandit classes, plus United Street Stocks too.

While this schedule is entitled “tentative” it can be subject to change, but this allows both fans and teams to start planning accordingly. Tickets for several events will be available soon, so stay tuned for upcoming releases, and check out www.wilmotraceway.com and our Wilmot Raceway Facebook page.

We will be in touch again soon with those that reached out in regards to joining our track staff for 2023, and continue to look for additional staff members, please call Denise at 262-862-6121 fairmanager@kenoshacofair.com or Steve at 815-260-2558 siraprez@sbcglobal.net if interested.

We have GREAT sponsorship opportunities too, event, division, signage, tickets…

2023 “TENTATIVE” WILMOT RACEWAY SCHEDULE
Core Classes consist of: WL = wingLESS Sprints, M = Modfieds, LS Lightning Sprints, B = Bandits, SS = Street Stocks

We will have preseason practice(s) as weather permits in April
May 6 OPENING NIGHT…. 410 Winged Sprints plus WL, M, B
May 13 ALL STAR / IRA SPRINT CHALLENGE …. Plus WL, LS
May 20 WEEKLY RACING …. featuring WL, M, LS, SS
May 27 MEMORIAL WEEEKEND OPEN WHEEL SPECTACULAR featuring BUMPER TO BUMPER IRA OUTLAW SPRINTS, Badger Midgets, MSA Sprints
Jun 3-4 MONSTER TRUCKS (No Racing)
Jun 10 WEEKLY RACING …. Featuring WL, M, B, SS
Jun 16 TRUCK & TRACTOR PULL
Jun 17 WEEKLY RACING …. Featuring WL, M, LS, B
Jun 24 USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CARS …. Plus WL, M
Jul 1 FIREWORKS / CAR LOAD NIGHT …. Featuring WL, M, B, SS
Jul 8 WORLD OF OUTLAW SPRINTS …. Plus WL (top 24), LS
Jul 15 WEEKLY RACING …. WL, M. LS, B
Jul 22 OFF (Country Thunder)
Jul 29 BUMPER TO BUMPER IRA OUTLAW SPRINTS …. Plus WL, LS
Aug 5 WEEKLY RACING …. Plus WL, M. B, SS
Aug 12 OFF (No Racing)
Aug 16 KENOSHA CO FAIR …. 604 Crate Winged Sprints, M, B, SS
Aug 17 KENOSHA CO FAIR …. Truck & Tractor Pulls
Aug 18 KENOSHA CO FAIR …. Big Hat Rodeo
Aug 19 KENOSHA CO FAIR …. IRA OUTLAW SPRINTS Roger Iles Tribute, plus AutoMeter Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints Bill Grogan Memorial, & Lightning Sprints
Aug 20 KENOSHA CO FAIR …. International Demolition Derby
Aug 26 SATURDAY NIGHT THUNDER …. Featuring MSA winged 360 Sprints, Badger Midgets, plus M, B
Sep 2 WEEKLY RACING …. Featuring WL, M, B, SS
Sep 9 CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT…. Featuring WL, M, LS, SS
Sep 16 FALL SPECTACULAR …. Bandit Championship, plus Open Competition Non-Winged Sprints, 604 Crate Winged Sprints, Modifieds
Sep 23 WILDMAN WATSON (Bike Giv-A-Way) DIRT KING LATE MODEL SPECIAL …. Additional classes to be announced

 

 

BILL BALOG KICK’S OFF 2023 SEASON WITH DIRTcar NATIONALS AT VOLUSIA SPEEDWAY PARK FEBRUARY 7th THROUGH 11th, 2023

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS CAREER BILL BALOG WILL COMPETE AT THE DIRTcar NATIONALS WITH THE ALL STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS AND WORLD OF OUTLAWS

Brookfield, Wisconsin (January 25th, 2023) – Bill Balog and B Squared Motorsports will kick off their inaugural season partnering with Ozzie Motorsports at the 2023 DIRTcar Nationals, the 52nd Anniversary of Volusia Speedway Park’s showcase event, a two-week extravaganza of DIRTcar racing featuring the nation’s premier short-track racing divisions.

After ten IRA Sprint Car Series Championships and two years competing with the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions tour the newly formed team will look for Bill Balog’s fourth career ASCoC victory Tuesday, February 7th and Wednesday, February 8th. The team will continue the five day race run clashing with the The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Thursday, February 9th through Saturday, February 11th in the Anderson’s Maple Syrup and Gibbsville Cheese backed 17B sprint car.

“We learned a ton competing Nationally with the All Star Circuit of Champions over the past few years and I have to thank all the supporters that helped make that happen. We’ve proven we can compete for the win or a podium position at the highest level of sprint car racing over the years and I’m really excited to run an open schedule and be part of taking this team to the next level with Ozzie Motorsports in 2023” said Balog, 10x IRA Sprint Car Champion and winner of the 2016 World of Outlaws Jim Boyd Memorial at Beaver Dam Raceway.

In 2023, the 17B team plans to run an open schedule of 75+ dates including sprint car “crown jewel” events and competing against the World of Outlaws, All Star Circuit of Champions, High Limit Race Series and the IRA Sprint Car Series.

The Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup sprint car team is thrilled to partner with Ozzie Motorsports and welcome Phil and Mary Jo of Gibbsville Cheese, KSI Supply, Mulch Express of Wisconsin, Kreutz’s Rockville Bar & Grill, AF Inc, James E. Bait & Tackle, Shawn Biegler, Cupcake Wonders, TJ’s Asphalt Paving, Ruthless Motorsports, Oostburg Concrete and Brian Coleman Racing to the team’s long list of long term and committed supporters including CK Contractors LLC, Buesser Concrete, Howard Law, Wayne Corini, CPA, Rocky Rococo's Pizza of Sheboygan, Indian Motorcycle of Metro Milwaukee, Utica Bar, Turn It Up Media, Mr. Jim's Racing, Sam I Am, DSG, XYZ Machining, All Star Performance, Behling Racing Equipment, HRP, Midland Performance Inc., K1 Race Gear, BLZ.

Stay tuned to Bill Balog Racing’s social media for ongoing updates as we kick off the 2023 season.

Upcoming Racing Schedule

The 2023 DIRTcar Nationals is the 52nd Anniversary of Volusia Speedway Park’s showcase event, a two-week extravaganza of DIRTcar racing featuring the nation’s premier short-track racing divisions: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars, the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models, the Super DIRTcar Series, and the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and Late Models, alongside the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars and USAC Non-Winged Sprint Cars. Each of the 12 nights of racing is a doubleheader with a complete show of heat races, last chance showdowns and features for two divisions. Plus, the DIRTcar Nationals midway offers an enhanced experience with an incredible variety of food and merchandise vendors from across the nation.

For those who can not witness the DIRTcar Nationals live and in person, Dirtvision, the official media partner and broadcast provider of the event has you covered with a live broadcast at https://www.dirtvision.com/.

Sponsors:

Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup, Gibbsville Cheese, Mulch Express of Wisconsin, CK Contractors LLC, Buesser Concrete, Howard Law, Wayne Corini, CPA, Rocky Rococo's Pizza of Sheboygan, Indian Motorcycle of Metro Milwaukee, Utica Bar, Turn It Up Media, Mr. Jim's Racing, Sam I Am, DSG, XYZ Machining, Kreutz’s Rockville Bar & Grill, AF Inc, James E. Bait & Tackle, Shawn Beigler, Cupcake Wonders, TJ’s Asphalt Paving, Ruthless Motorsports, Oostburg Concrete, Brian Coleman Racing, KSI Supply, All Star Performance, Behling Racing Equipment, HRP, Midland Performance Inc., K1 Race Gear, BLZ.

Social Media:

For up-to date information please follow Bill Balog and B Squared Motorsports online, as well as on all of his available social media networks:

Website: http://www.billbalog.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BSquaredMotorsports

Twitter: https://twitter.com/billbalogracing

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/billbalogracing/

Merchandise:

Those seeking the latest merchandise should visit http://www.billbalog.com/shopping/

Press Release:

Chad Melis

Turn It Up Media

www.turnitup.marketing

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About Bill Balog

Hometown North Pole, AK

Nickname The North Pole Nightmare

Racing Since 2000

Children Dylan & Cole

Bill Balog “The North Pole Nightmare”, hailing from North Pole, Alaska, and B Squared Motorsports have dominated the 410 Bumper to Bumper IRA sprint car series with 10 championships (2008-2014, 2016-2017, 19-20) since being named rookie of the year in 2005. Balog is a 134-time IRA main event winner, which is the most all-time. In comparison, Joe Roe is second on the all-time list with 61.

A three-time winner with “America’s Series”, the “North Pole Nightmare” Bill Balog and B Squared Motorsports earned All Star triumphs in back-to-back fashion at Plymouth Dirt Track and Angell Park Speedway, accumulated 45+ top-ten finishes and finished fifth and sixth in driver points over the two years with the All Star Circuit of Champions series.

In 2016, Bill bested the World of Outlaws and scored his first series victory at the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers at Beaver Dam Raceway.

Career Highlights

10 Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Series Championships

134 IRA Sprint Car Series Main Event Wins

2022 - Winner and Sixth place finish in the All Star Circuit of Champions driver standings

2021 - Two-time winner and Fifth-place finish in the All Star Circuit of Champions driver standings

2016 - World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Win, Beaver Dam Raceway

2015 - National Sprint League, 4th place season championship

2015 - National Sprint League, two victories

About B Squared Motorsports

B Squared Motorsports is the combined efforts of driver Bill Balog and Ryan Buesser to form a team to compete at the highest level of winged sprint car racing. In 2015, Hans Lein joined the duo to further expand the capabilities of the #17b racing program. After 10 IRA Sprint Car Series championships and two seasons racing the All Star Circuit of Champions, the team has partnered with Ozzie Motorsports to run an open schedule in 2023.

 

 

Tickets On Sale for 28th Annual Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge

(PETERSEN MEDIA)- For the past 27 years, the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, IA has played host to one of the most anticipated events of the year; the Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge. Off and running in 2023, the 28th installment of the event is slated for August 7th, and tickets are now on sale.

“We are extremely proud that the Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge has turned into a MUST SEE event leading into the Knoxville Nationals,” Front Row Challenge Promotors Lori and Terry McCarl said. “With the Support we have received from so many great partners, last year’s FRC paid out nearly $80,000 in cash and prizes and we are hoping to match that or better that in 2023.”

Priding itself on being a family friendly event, The Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge again offers the budget friendly Infield Pass option that allows families to walk or drive into the infield with their own food and beverage for the low cost of $25 for those 13 and older, and just $5 for those fans 12 and under.

From the singing of the National Anthem to the waiving of the checkered flag, The Front Row Challenge prides itself on constant giveaways from kid’s toys to 2000 hats, shirts and koozies, hoping to make the night memorable for fans of all ages.

Fans are encouraged to go for the party and stay for the race, and drivers are encouraged to take part in the fan fair atmosphere as they head into one of the most grueling weeks of their season. The 2022 installment of the Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge saw event staff bring back a fan favorite event, as they did way with the King of the Hill Match Races via car, and brought back Driver Foot Races using the King of the Hill format to line up the front of the field.

In a very talked about event, Carson Macedo was victorious in the Priority Aviation King of the Hill foot race and took home a cool $1500 for his athletic efforts and lined up on the pole of the $21,000-to-win feature event.

Aside from the fan giveaways, drivers and teams are incentivized to take part in the race, as Heat Races handed out over $2,000 in cash and prizes, Fast Time was awarded $500, and the Hard Charger took home $1000.

2022 also had a $1500 Hard Luck Award, a $1000 B Main Bonus, and there was $500 awarded to the highest finishing member of the PA Posse. Drivers finishing 11th & 21st in the ‘B’ took home a free set of Ultra Shield Armor Belts, and the Crew Chief of the race was awarded a Snap-On 3/8 Impact Set.

With planning still on going for the 2023 event, fans and drivers can both look forward to another can’t miss event, and fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets as soon as possible as they are now on sale.

General Admission ticket prices are as follows and are currently available at www.oskychallenges.com, or by calling our office 515-957-0020- Adults $30 and Kids 12 and under $15.

Reserved Seating (top 5 rows of grandstand) is available for $35 a seat and these can only be purchased by calling the office at 515-957-0020.

Infield Party Passes are $20 if purchased in advance or $25 on race day, while kids 12 and under are just $5.

The Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge is also proud to be a part of the FloRacing family. As much as fans are encouraged to attend the event in person and attending a party and having a race break out, the FRC is happy to have a back up option for fans to view the event on FloRacing.

Front Row Challenge Ent. would like to thank Sage Fruit, Seam Foam Motor Treatment, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Country Builders Construction, Deberg Concrete, Priority Aviation, Smith Titanium, Housby Mack, Kraig Ford, Oskaloosa True Value, McKay Group, Wilwood Brakes, HRP, Speedway Motors, KSE, Hoosier, Schoenfeld, Saldana Tanks, Hoseheads, Snap-On, Ultra Shield, Sprint Car Unlimited, Skin Fusion FX, Taso’s and Pro Shocks for their support.

JOIN THE TEAM- Any marketing partners interested in getting involved with Front Row Challenge Enterprise, LLC, please reach out to 515-957-0020.

 

 

NEWS FROM LEN SAMMONS PRODUCTIONS
INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS
NAPA AUTO PARTS INDOOR AUTO RACE IN ATLANTIC CITY
ATLANTIC CITY, BOARDWALK HALL – JANUARY 27, 28, 2023

Three Out Of Four Wouldn’t Be Bad For Andy Jankowiak At Boardwalk Hall; Two Time Winner Came Up Empty In 2022; Has Two Chances This Year With ‘Double Down’ Two Feature Format

Atlantic City, NJ – The Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP Racing Fuels heads to the famous Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City this weekend, January 27 and 28. The 20th annual event sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts features a “Double Down” format consisting of not one, but two Gambler’s Classic TQ Midget 40 lap main events.

Andy Jankowiak might have been the happiest winner in Atlantic City history when he won the Gambler’s Classic for the first time in 2019. The Tonawanda, N.Y. driver was equally as thrilled when he won again in 2020.

Last year, however, he left Boardwalk Hall less than thrilled when he tangled with race leader Erick Rudolph late in the race and was sent to the rear. His hopes for a three-peat were over.

Jankowiak will have two chances to even the score when the Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP heads to Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City this weekend where two Gambler’s Classic winner’s trophies will be presented.

This year’s NAPA Auto Parts race weekend will consist of two complete TQ Midget programs - a “Double Down” schedule - with one Gambler’s Classic for the BELFOR Property Restoration sponsored TQ Midgets on Friday, January 27th, and a second one on Saturday the 28th. Each day will have its own set of qualifying races leading up to the 40-lap feature event.

Jankowiak was in the hunt to win the 2022 series finale in Syracuse despite going to the rear after an early race tangle. Trying to pass leader Ryan Bartlett in the final laps on the outside, the two got together. Andy J. road up the wall flipped to his side and slid down the backstretch. When he got to turn three the car drove around the concrete wall before going back on it’s wheels in turn three. He didn’t win it, but he was spectacular.

At the series opener in Allentown, Jankowiak was again in the hunt. There he battled up front early but faded to a sixth-place finish.

If he doesn’t win on Friday, there will always be Saturday to try again. If he was to win them both, it wouldn’t be a surprise but a celebration.

On Friday night, January 27th the BELFOR Property Restoration-sponsored TQ Midgets will compete in qualifying events followed by a 40 lap Gambler’s Classic that was postponed in 2021 because of Covid-19 fan restrictions.

The headline TQ Midgets will do it all over on Saturday, January 28th with the big night ending with the 2023 Gambler’s Classic. On both nights, the winner will raise the iconic trophy.

Joining the TQ Midgets will be the Slingshots, sponsored by Pa.’s Kutztown Action Track, the Hoosier Tire Champ Karts and the 600cc Dirt Micro Sprints. They’ll run qualifying events on Friday and features on Saturday night.

Before Saturday’s event, Fan Fest will be held on the racing surface for those with lower-level reserved tickets, from 5 to 6:15. Drivers from the event, and NHRA Funny Car champion Ron Capps will be signing autographs.

Once Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP points are calculated, the 2023 champion will be presented with the TC Cup Trophy.

This prestigious award is named in honor of the 2010 and 2011 champion who lost his life in a plane crash in 2017 after winning seven Indoor Racing Series events.

Good seats for both nights remain available at Ticketmaster, a direct link is available from the series website, indoorautoracing.com, or daily at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office where the price is increased by $5 the day of the event.

For those who cannot attend, the event will be available on DTD Pay-Per-View for $64.99 for the weekend or $34.99 for Friday, and $39.99 for Saturday.

 

 

SCCT issues rule book amendments

Placerville, CA…After releasing our rules package for the 2023 season, we had open conversations with many drivers and owners regarding ideas, opinions, and concerns.

We appreciate the open dialog with all teams and thought this is what we would have had at the competition meeting held in December. However, only 3 teams were in attendance. Many of you may not be aware, but aluminum blocks were run in the state of California last season at a variety of tracks. We felt the need to put some guidelines in place, which is why it was added to our 2023 rules.

In our research, we found that aluminum blocks are a viable option for teams that were unable to secure a steel block. If you compare what teams are spending to purchase a steel block and add what they spend to lighten them, it is comparable to the price point of a standard aluminum block. We also learned; some engine builders have steel blocks while others have been unable to secure even a date of availability to offer them. We thought by allowing teams the option to build an aluminum block engine, it would allow more opportunities. As most of you are aware, we already allow open headed 360 engines in the state of California.

If a team were to build an open headed 360 aluminum block engine, it would not meet ASCS rules, purely based on the heads selection alone. Our thought was, if the open headed 360 engine didn’t already meet the ASCS rules, then why do we need to make the block specific to one manufacturer. Since our rules package release, and the discussions with teams and owners, the consensus was to stick with the Brodix block as a base, even if you were to choose an open headed engine.

We had many discussions before, after and during the promoter’s workshop, and many of the promoters are not fans of bolt-on weight specific to the aluminum blocks. The main concern is safety. For several years, the weight rule was 1475 for an ASCS engine and 1525 for an open headed engine. With regards to the above-mentioned concerns of bolt on weight, we thought by adjusting the weight to 1500 was a “meet in the middle” solution. We feel teams utilizing the aluminum block option will need to bolt weight on regardless to meet the minimum weight rule. The next concern we had was the possible performance advantage.

We felt based on the events ran in 2022 at the various tracks and the 10 teams that competed at Trophy Cup with a 1500 pounds weight rule, we didn’t perceive a performance advantage. Since the rules package release, and after many conversations, teams feel the ASCS weight rule of 60 pounds from motor plate forward should be our starting point. With that being said, we will amend our rule book to add the 60 pounds from the motor plate forward and our overall weight rule will remain at 1525 lbs.

Thank you to the teams that reached out to have open conversations and to voice their concerns and opinions, we appreciate and value all the input. We look forward to a safe and healthy 2023 season.

Russell Motorsports Inc.

 

 

BRODY ROA TEAMS WITH TOMMY AND CHRISTY DUNKEL FOR THE 2023 SPRINT CAR SEASON

(Cypress, CA, January 24, 2023) When the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Series kicks off its 24th season of racing at Brad Whitfield’s Cocopah Speedway this Friday and Saturday, January 27th and 28th, longtime fans are going to be in for a big surprise. When the first green flag flies to begin the new campaign, veteran racer Brody Roa will not be in his familiar bright green #91R. For 2023, Roa’s BR Performance is joining forces with Tom and Christy Dunkel and he will steer a white #17R throughout the year.

Last year Roa, who turns 32 years old on Wednesday, freelanced during the season. The pleasant driver started 37 races on 18 different tracks in four different states. He competed in five different types of cars in seven different sanctioning bodies. Right now for 2023, his plans include the entire 27-race USAC/CRA schedule and four open competition races at the Imperial Valley Raceway. He may also make some starts in the USAC/West Coast Sprint Car Series. Initially, Roa was going to do the usual and race his own car in CRA. And he was going to run as a teammate to Dunkel in the West Coast Series. However, while breaking bread with the Dunkel’s a couple of weeks ago, a drastic change took place.

“We went to dinner about a week and a half ago under the impression we were going to talk about the 360 races I was going to run for them,” Roa said on Sunday night. “I threw something out to them about doing something with the 410 stuff. Him and Christy went back and talked about it. It ended up that they now have the 410s HD (HD Industries) used to have. We are going to run a Tom & Christy Dunkel/Inland Rigging/BR Performance Race Team this year. We just bought a brand new DRC. We got that two weeks ago or maybe less than that. We just finished that up last Wednesday night. We are going to fire it up tomorrow. We sold our Eagles and we have our trailer up for sale. Kind of big changes. I am very excited to represent Tom, Christy, and Inland Rigging running in the new #17R.”

“Man, this is huge,” said car owner Tommy Dunkel who is just as excited as Roa. “Just kind of hearing it out loud for the first time from you, kind of gives me goosebumps. It is a major deal for me. I have grown up watching Major League Sprint Car Racing at Perris my entire life. To be able to be a part of it in our capacity leading up to this year with Brody and a few other drivers has been huge. Now to step things up a bit and become a major player in Brody’s operation is going to be great. To team up with guys like them, who are so good and nice guys in the pits, but they come out swinging every weekend. That is kind of my style. I like to show up and try to win and have nice equipment. Those guys are at the top of their league. To team up with them is really major for me. We are really excited about it.”

“The opportunity just presented itself pretty well.” Dunkel continued. “Brody has always been a great guy to work with. He has been running with Inland Rigging on his car for a handful of years now. He is always a class act. Him, his dad Brett, Zac (crew chief Zac Bozanich), and that whole camp are a great group of guys. They are competitive and they are a force to be reckoned with every Saturday night. That is something I like to be a part of.”

Up until now, the offseason has been anything but normal for Roa and his team. In late December, fans and fellow competitors noticed quite a bit of his equipment up for sale. There were queries wondering if the Garden Grove, California racing star was going to hang up his helmet. The questions intensified earlier in January when his trailer went up for sale. However, to everyone’s relief, he is back and ready for another successful season.

“We sold a chassis & body and a complete roller,” the fan-friendly driver said.” “We put a new DRC together with everything from the chassis we sold. We are basically keeping like one spare of everything. Other than that, everything is up for sale. We have probably got enough to build like 6 cars with everything we have back at the shop besides the big stuff. We have small components we probably had stashed away in that shop for 10 years. We definitely have not sold everything yet.”

The fact that he is switching from an Eagle chassis to a DRC is going to surprise a lot of people. Not competing on the full USAC/CRA schedule in 2022, Roa steered the Eagle to a pair of wins and six top-five finishes. And he finished sixth in the championship point standings despite missing a significant amount of races. Still, he felt he wanted to change.

“I have never driven a DRC before,” Roa confided. “Honestly, it just seems like it is the car that everybody is doing non-wing stuff in right now. I called Ronnie Gardner who works there. I am pretty good friends with Ronnie. I’ve talked to him about it a bit and then Joe Devin, who builds the DRCs, called me. We talked on the phone for probably at least a half an hour. It was pretty cool and that probably helped the decision. Mainly to get back to something that everybody is doing. Everybody has got notes and everybody has parts (for DRC’s). At this point, I think we know what we are doing, but If we get really lost at least there are people we can bounce ideas off of.”

As in the past, Roa will continue to use powerful Shaver Engines.

As always, when the driver known as “The Pride of Garden Grove” has an off week from his local racing commitments, he would be happy to talk with any car owners who desire his services behind the wheel (Roa’s 2023 schedule is listed below).

Roa is very grateful and wanted to be sure to thank departing sponsor HD Industries for years of dedicated support on his #91R car.

“HD has given us so much over the last ten years,” Roa said. “They have been on the side of the car and a huge part of our program for so many years. Without them, we never would have achieved the successes we accomplished. I will always be thankful to Mike, Jim, and HD.”

“I would also like to thank family and friends who are part of our racing effort,” Roa said. “My family Tailor and Addison, parents Brett and Eden, Uncle B, Joe, Zac, Tyler, Tracy, and looking forward to joining family teams with Tom, Christy, and Ava Dunkel.”

Friday and Saturday’s races at Cocopah Speedway – aka “The Diamond in the Desert,” - will be full programs with qualifying, heats, and main events. For fans who would like to attend this weekend’s doubleheader, spectator gates will open at 4:00 p.m. each day with hot laps at 5:30. Qualifying and racing will follow. In addition to the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, the IMCA Hobby Stocks, IMCA Sport Compacts and mod lights will also be in action. The speedway is located at 3450 W. County 15th Street in Somerton, Arizona (85350). The office phone is 602-292-7607 and the website is http://www.racecocopahspeedway.com/.

For those who cannot make the trek to the “Copper State” track, both nights will be available on pay-per-view at the following link https://speedsport.tv/.

The team wants to thank the following sponsors for making the 2023 season possible. Inland Rigging, Dunkel Farms, United Asset Sales, Osborne Speed & Machine, Sander Engineering, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, ALR Virtual Services, Burris Racing, Caltrol, Competition Suspension, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, and NGK Spark Plugs.

Brody Roa’s 2023 Schedule and Race Results

January 27 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

January 28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

March 3 Central Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

March 4 Central Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

March 10 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp Non Wing Sprint Cars

March 11 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp Non Wing Sprint Cars

March 18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

March 24 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

March 25 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

April 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

April 22 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

April 29 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

May 6 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

May 20 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

May 27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

June 10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

June 24 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

July 1 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

July 15 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

August 12 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

August 19 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

August 26 TBA USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

September 9 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

September 23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

October 14 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

October 20 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp Non Wing Sprint Cars

October 21 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Open Comp Non Wing Sprint Cars

November 3 Central Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 4 Central Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

NAPA AUTO PARTS RETURNS AS THUNDER SERIES SPONSOR, HVAC DISTRIBUTORS JOINS AS RACE SPONSOR FOR PA 410 SPRINT SPEED WEEK SERIES AT GRANDVIEW TUESDAY, JUNE 27

BECHTELSVILLE, PA JANUARY 24, 2023 . . . . . . For thirty-one of the past thirty-three years, NAPA Auto Parts was the lead sponsor of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, and their flags will proudly wave again when this highly unique and successful series returns to the Grandview Speedway in 2023. The continuation of this partnership comes down to taking care of your sponsors and ensuring they are getting the maximum exposure and customer contacts. We were thrilled to hear from NAPA Representative John Hanlon that NAPA was returning for still another season of Thunder on the Hill events at Grandview Speedway.

NAPA Auto Parts and NAPA Auto Care Centers have a strong representation in our area with locations in Amber, Collegeville Auto Parts, Downingtown, Gilbertsville Auto Supply, Glenside, Frazer, Horsham, Kutztown, Lansdale, Norristown, Pottstown Auto Parts, Pennsburg Auto Parts, Phoenixville Auto Parts, Quakertown, Reading, Southampton, Strafford and Telford Auto Parts. Throughout the season many if not all of these NAPA locations will be on hand at Thunder on the Hill.

Joining the team of Thunder on the Hill sponsors for 2023 is HVAC Distributors, Partners for Success. HVAC Distributors will be the event sponsor for the always popular PA 410 Sprint Speed Week event on Tuesday, June 27, comprised of the $10,000 to win 35 lap Hodnett Cup and the 358 Modifieds. HVAC Distributors is a full service wholesale distributor and manufacturer of residential and light commercial heating and air-conditioning equipment and accessories operating in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Northern Virginia and Western New York.

“HVAC Distributors is excited to see racing at Grandview Speedway back for 2023 and to be part of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series as event sponsor of the Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Speed Week show”, Todd Basselgia of HVAC added, “We’re looking forward to meeting and making many new friends and getting the word out on HVAC Distributors and the Daikin product line”. Visit HVAC at www.hvacdist.com or give them a call at: 800.228.4822.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series has assembled four high profile events of 2023 and it all kicks off on Sunday night, May 28 with the “Balls to the Wall” 50 for Modifieds. This popular and different format was introduced last year and offered an attractive payoff for a 50 lap race that is unlike any other. This is a race of strategy designed with the top four cars inverting on lap 20 and again on lap 35. $1,500 will go to the leader on lap 20 and 35 with $5,000 on line to be leading on lap fifty. Cars running in the top ten on laps 20 and 35 will earn additional money as well. So, do you race hard to sweep the three segments or pace yourself to be there at the end of 50 laps?

In the 2022 “Balls to the Wall”, Duane Howard led the first segment with Kevin Hirther, who was in the hunt for the win the entire race, collecting the bonus for the second segment. At the end of the 50 laps, It was Oley’s Craig Von Dohren crossing the wire first. Von Dohren added, “I didn’t use much strategy, I just had to get in quick and keep moving”.

The “Balls to the Wall” 50 will be joined by the popular 602 sportsman with both classes competing in qualifying races leading up to their feature events. Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

The next event is set for Tuesday night, June 13 with the always exciting AMSOIL USAC Non-Wing Sprints National Tour, titled the 40 lap Jesse Hockett Classic going a distance of 40 laps and paying $6,000 to win. The top USAC drivers in the country will take part in the opening night of the USAC Eastern Storm. Also on the program will be the 358 Modifieds taking part in a series of qualifying events leading up to a 30 lap main event that will pay $3,000 to win. Race time is 7:30 PM.

Race three will be the HVAC Distributors Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Speed Week Series set on for Tuesday night, June 27. This event, known as the Hodnett Cup will go 35 laps and pay $10,000 to the winner. The Hodnett Cup is presented in memory of sprint car great Greg Hodnett who lost his life in a racing mishap several years ago. The 358 Modifieds will share the spotlight in this event again going 30 laps for $3,000 to win. Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM. Be sure to watch for the HVAC Distributors Partners for Success set-up on race night and stop by to say hello.

The Thunder Series finale is set for Tuesday night, July 25 when Levan Machine & Truck Equipment of Fleetwood, PA will present the High Limits Sprints. The 410 Sprints will showcase this stand alone program and after a series of qualifying, the green flag will fall to start the 40 lap main event that will pay a hefty $23,023 to the winner. This is the richest payoff in the thirty-four year history of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series. The High Limits Sprint Car Series is a mid-week racing series led by 2021 NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Larson and four-time World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet. The mission is to grow sprint car racing and inject more money into the sport. The High Limit Sprint Car Series of 2023 will have stops at just twelve select tracks and Grandview/Thunder on the Hill is proud to be part of this new venture.

Plenty more details on all the Thunder Shows of 2023 will be released shortly.

At this time, we are happy to announce the return of NAPA Auto Parts as the Series Sponsor, joined by event sponsors Levan Machine & Truck Equipment and HVAC Distributors. Associate sponsors include Pioneer Pole Buildings and GT Radiators.

2023 NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

Associate Sponsors Pioneer Pole Buildings, Levan Machine & Truck Equipment, GT Radiators

Sunday, May 28 7:30 PM

Modified Balls to the Wall 50 Plus 602 Sportsman

“A Unique, Wild & Crazy Invert Race for the Modifieds”

Tuesday, June 13 7:30 PM

USAC Non-Wing National Tour

The Eastern Storm Jesse Hockett Classic 40 laps

Plus 358 Modifieds*

Tuesday, June 27 7:30 PM

HVAC Distributors Partners for Success Night

PA 410 Sprint Speed Week

The Hodnett Cup $10,000 to win 35 laps

Plus 358 Modifieds*

Tuesday, July 25 7:30 PM

Levan Machine & Truck Equipment present:

High Limits 410 Sprints 40 laps

$20,023 To Win

 

 

MADJAX XSERIES GOLF CART BRAND READY TO STORM WINGED SPRINT CAR RACING SCENE

Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing No. 15 Team Ready To Launch 2023 Season

Brownsburg, Ind. (Jan. 24, 2023) – The MadJax XSeries golf cart brand has reached a sponsorship agreement with Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) and 10-Time World of Outlaws (WoO) NOS Energy Sprint Car Series Champion Donny Schatz for the 2023 season. MadJax, a subsidiary of Nivel Parts & Manufacturing, is an innovative leader with a long history in the golf cart parts and accessories market.

The MadJax XSeries golf cart, which was announced earlier this month, is a consumer geared recreational and secondary transportation option that will be sold via Nivel’s dealer partners across the United States. Industry leaders Nivel and MadJax will offer an edgy, stylish cart that is among the most eye-catching options on the market.

MadJax XSeries will partner with TSR and Schatz in an associate sponsorship role on the No. 15 entry. With a reputation of high-quality products and reliability, MadJax XSeries joins TSR with common goals and the expectation of high-performance effort.

“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with TSR and Donny Schatz as we bring our industry-changing consumer golf car, the MadJax XSeries, to market,” said Donnie Jouppi, President of Nivel’s PTV Division.

“We know the partnership will resonate strongly with our dealers and consumers across the nation. The high performance and comfortable MadJax XSeries golf cart, partnered with a 10X WoO Champion and an 11X Knoxville Nationals Champion, makes for a winning combination.”

Making its official debut at the PGA Show in Orlando, Fla., on January 25 – 27, the MadJax XSeries golf cart has begun to hit dealer lots across the country. Available in 12 body colors and offering a wide variety of seating, wheel, and tire configurations the MadJax XSeries gives consumers the opportunity to personalize the carts to suit their individual style – a trait that winged sprint car fans are known for in the racing community.

The 2023 racing season with TSR will provide a perfect launch point for the MadJax XSeries golf cart, as Schatz and the No. 15 team look to carry their late season momentum into the new year as racing gets underway in the coming weeks.

“Passion is such a huge part of everything we do, and we see that same type of passion in the team at Nivel and MadJax. It was a natural fit when we decided to work together this season as we have a lot of similar goals, mindset, and approach,” said Tony Stewart, 3-Time NASCAR Cup Series Champion and owner of TSR.

“I’ve had the opportunity to drive a variety of golf cart brands in my career and the reliability and power the MadJax XSeries carts offer definitely sets the brand apart. Whether it’s on my property in Indiana or in Arizona, I’m looking forward to enjoying it with the MadJax XSeries.”

Schatz will commence the upcoming season with the All Star Circuit of Champions Series opener at Senoia (Ga.) Raceway on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3 – 4. The weekend will kick-off with an open practice for the series on Thursday, Feb. 2nd. For those who can’t make the journey to the Peach State can watch each night live on FloRacing. For more information, please visit FloRacing online at www.floracing.com.

On Feb. 7 – 8, the All Star Series will return to VSP for two nights of racing to open the DIRTcar Nationals. The WoO Series opener will follow on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9 – 11 at Volusia. The Allstar events can be viewed on FloRacing.com while the WoO events will be covered live on DIRTvision.com. For more information regarding DIRTvision, please visit www.dirtvision.com.

For details pertaining to the Ga. and Fla. All Star events, please visit www.allstarsprint.com. For event information, gate times and ticket prices for the DIRTcar Nationals, please visit www.volusiaspeedwaypark.com.

 

 

Fremont Speedway sets 72nd anniversary season schedule

Monday, Jan. 23, 2022

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Fremont Speedway will once again showcase a diversified schedule as “The Track That Action Built” prepares for its 72nd anniversary season. The action kicks off Saturday, April 15 on Johnny Auxter Opening Night, paying tribute to the hall-of-famer who competed at the track in 1951 and attended racing at the Sandusky County Fairground oval through the 2022 season.

“We put together a diverse schedule that includes some great paying events. None of this would be possible without the race teams, our loyal fans and or fantastic marketing partners,” said Ryan Schiets of the Fremont Speedway Committee.

The 2023 schedule features 21 events spotlighting the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints, Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints and the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks. The Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions will make three appearances at Fremont Speedway including Ohio Sprint Speedweek on Saturday, June 10 and the traditional Jim and Joanne Ford Classic, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 and 16.

The Kistler Racing Products /All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads 410 Attica Fremont Championship Series presented by the Baumann Auto Group will hold nine events at Fremont Speedway while the NAPA of Bryan 305 AFCS presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales will battle in nine events as well.

The Great Lakes Traditional Sprints (non-wing) series will be part of an all sprint car event with the 410 and 305 sprints on May 27 and will make a second appearance with the 410 sprints and dirt trucks on July 1. The Great Lakes Super Sprints (360 sprints) will come to Fremont as part of another all-sprint night on July 29.

On June 17 the USAC D2 Midgets will join the dirt trucks and the Steel Block Late Model Series at Fremont Speedway.

The traditional Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame induction will take place prior to racing action on June 3.

The dirt trucks will be in action 16 times in 2023 while the 305 sprints will compete in 18 events including the fair race on Monday, Aug. 21.

Following is the 2023 Fremont Speedway Schedule (subject to change)

Saturday, April 15 – Johnny Auxter Opening Night – 410 and 305 sprints and trucks

Saturday, April 22 – AFCS 410 and 305 sprints, trucks

Saturday, April 29 – AFCS 410 and 305 sprints, trucks

Saturday, May 6 – 410 and 305 sprints, trucks

Saturday, May 13 – AFCS 410 and 305 sprints, trucks

Saturday, May 20 – AFCS 410 and 305 sprints, trucks

Saturday, May 27 – 410 and 305 sprints, GLTS non-wing sprints

Saturday, June 3 – Hall of Fame Night – AFCS 410 and 305 sprints, trucks

Saturday, June 10 – All Star Sprint Speedweek

Saturday, June 17 – USAC D2 Midgets, Steel Block Late Model Series, trucks

Saturday, June 24 – AFCS 410 and 305 sprints, trucks

Saturday, July 1 – Throwback Night – 410 sprints, GLTS non-wing sprints, trucks

Saturday, July 8 – Fan with a Can Night – 410 and 305 sprints, trucks

Saturday, July 22 – AFCS 410 and 305 sprints, trucks

Saturday, July 29 – AFCS 410 and 305 sprints, GLSS 360 Sprints

Saturday, Aug. 5 – 410 and 305 sprints, trucks

Monday, Aug. 21 – 305 Fair Trace

Saturday, Sept. 9 – Fan Favorite Night k- AFCS championship for 410 and 305 sprints, trucks

Friday, Sept. 15 – Jim and Joanne Ford Classic – All Star sprints, trucks

Saturday, Sept. 16 – Jim and Joanne Ford Classic – All Star Sprints, 305 sprints

Saturday, Sept. 23 – Track Championship Night – 410 and 305 sprints and trucks

Sunday, Sept. 24 – John Auxter Day Vintage Cars

 

 

MUST SEE RACING TO OFFER NEW AND OLD IN 2023

When the 2023 Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro schedule kicks off this Spring, it will mark Must See Racing’s 14th consecutive season of sanctioning winged asphalt 410 sprint car racing in the Midwest and Southeast.

A new season brings new wrinkles. But in MSR’s case, the series will still offer edge of your seat racing and high-speed action. Whenever MSR comes to town, track records usually fall. The series bills itself as having “The fastest Short Track Cars in the World”.

The series will feature many of the same tracks that have been a regular staple on the series schedule, but will do so with new drivers, teams, and event formats. One of the biggest changes in 2023 will be the new venue for the 3rd annual American Speed U.S. Nationals to Birch Run Speedway in Birch Run, Michigan. The popular Memorial Day event is quickly becoming one of the premier open wheel events in the state of Michigan and this year’s event appears to be much the same. This year’s event will include the Maxima Racing Oils MSR Midwest Lights Series in a two-day format May 26-27.

Network television has played an important part of MSR’s popularity over the years and will continue to do so in 2023. No less than 7 events will be be taped delayed for broadcast on MAVTV including the two-day PINK LADY CLASSIC from Meridian Speedway, Idaho. The full television and live stream schedules will be announced later.

The third-year Maxima Racing Oils MSR Midwest Lights Series has become the official feeder system for the national series and currently features several talented teenage drivers. The young drivers are honing their skills and biding time to eventually compete in the national series. This year’s lineup will see a handful of new drivers, and new teams, as the affordable 602 crate series shows steady growth and fan popularity. Five-time MSR champion Jimmy McCune returns to the series fulltime in 2023. McCune suffered serious burns in an accident and was sidelined most of the year. The all-time MSR feature wins leader will look to add a sixth title in 2023.

An increased year-end cash point fund will be up for grabs in 2023 for both series. In addition, the ‘Engine Pro Fast Car Dash’ mini-series will award points accumulated at all three Berlin Raceway days. This points fund will also pay out cash incentives.

It was recently announced that MSR and the new non-winged 500 Sprint Car Tour will share the racing card at Berlin Raceway on June 22. This unique event will offer fans the chance to see a 410 winged and non-winged event in the same night. This concept hasn’t been done since 2010.

“We were able to put the 2023 schedule in place taking us to some of the best pavement tracks anywhere while minimizing the excessive and unpredictable travel costs for our race teams. With several new teams from around the country committing the car count looks strong and competition intensity for the championships is definitely stacking up to be one of, if not our best and most exciting season yet.” said MSR’s Jim Hanks. “There is a renewed energy and positive buzz of anticipation and excitement for the coming year by the tracks, race teams and the race fans everywhere.”

 

 

$AVE THIS WEEK: Smiley's Annual Pre-Season Sale & Swap Meet!

Smiley’s Racing Products has combined the Pre-Season Sale and Annual Swap Meet for ONE SUPER SATURDAY – JAN. 28, 2023! It’s their Biggest Annual Event!! Smiley’s is offering “deep discounts” to help racing teams “gear up” for the 2023 racing season. Almost Everything is on Sale!

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Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SmileysRacing for up-to-date Pre-Season Sale and Swap Meet Event Details!

Annual Swap Meet – SAT. JAN. 28, 2023

The Smiley's Racing Products Annual Swap Meet is scheduled for *THIS* Saturday, January 28th, 2023 in the Mesquite, TX Store Parking Area. Gates will open at 7:00 am and close at 2:00 pm. Swap Space is available for $40.00 each on a first come, first serve basis.

From parts and pieces to complete race cars, it’s a great time for race teams to clear out inventory no longer needed and to pick up those needed parts. This annual event draws a big crowd, so plan to get here early to shop, swap, or sell and get the best deals!

FREE Lunch! – SAT. JAN. 28, 2023

Saturday, January 28th a FREE Lunch will be provided, with hot dogs outside and tacos inside!

Vendor Reps On-Site – FRI. JAN. 27 & SAT. JAN. 28, 2023

Major Vendor Reps will be setup on-site during the Mesquite store sale on Friday, January 27th from noon-4pm and Saturday, January 28th from 9am-2pm. It’s a great opportunity to meet with major Vendors in the racing industry and take a look at new 2023 products!

Here are the current vendors slated to be on hand:

K1 Racing Gear, Ultra-Shield Racing Products, Cold Fire Systems, Burromax, Wrisco/Wieland, Maxima Oil, FSR, Zamp, Molecule, Bassett Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Truform Wheel Covers, Bilstein Shocks, Wild Willy’s Fuel Fragrance and QuickCar.

Plus, the track mascot of Monarch Motor Speedway, A-MAIN, will be at the Smiley's Racing Products Pre-Season Sale & Swap Meet from 9am-11am SAT. JAN. 28 with new schedules, and you can have your picture taken with A-MAIN!

HOOSIER TIRE SOUTHWEST Deal of the Year (SEE DATES Directly Below)!

• 10% OFF all Hoosier Tires (In Stores Only)

• FREE Shipping on ALL Hoosier Tires (Web Orders Only)

• $15 Oversized Fee on extra-large Drag Slicks and Sprint Rears

Offer is valid on Ground shipping to Continental U.S. Only. All Drag, Road Racing, Pro Street, ATV/Kart and Motocross tires can be shipped to any state in the Continental U.S. Hoosier Tire Distributor policy only allows us to ship Oval Track Dirt and Oval Track Asphalt tires to states in our Region – TX, OK, LA, AR, or NM.

Mark Your Calendars:

5-Day Only Website Sale:

Thursday, January 26 - Monday, January 30, 2023

www.smileysracing.com

1-866-959-7223

3-Day Only Mesquite, TX In-Store Sale:

Thursday, January 26, 2023 … 9am - 6pm

Friday, January 27, 2023 … 9am - 4pm

Saturday, January 28, 2023 … 9am - 2pm

103 Gross Road

Mesquite, TX 75149

(972) 289-7223

SALE EVENT Highlights – Mesquite, TX Store ONLY:

• 30% OFF all SRP Fittings and 20% OFF most SRP Products

• Up to 25% OFF Everything Else

• FREE Shipping PLUS FREE Gift Cards on web orders of Helmets, Suits, and Shoes from Alpinestars, Bell, K1 Race Gear, Roux, and Simpson

• GET FREE SHIPPING on orders over $149 PLUS the Sale Discounts

• FREE SHIPPING exclusions may apply to oversized items, but are not limited to, tires, jacks, seats, fuel jugs, bumpers, rear ends, transmissions, wheels, batteries, fuel cells, leaf springs, large Pit Pal items, top wings and trees, nerfs, and hoods

10% OFF SALE at Other Smiley’s Store Locations – FEB. 3-4, 2023:

Friday, February 3, 2023 … 9am - 4pm

Saturday, February 4, 2023 … 9am - 2pm

• 10% OFF Almost Everything – 2 DAYS ONLY

Ft. Worth, TX Store Location:

700 West Kennedale Parkway

Kennedale, TX 76060

(817) 572-7467

Houston, TX Store Location:

1622 Sawdust Road

Woodlands, TX 77380

(281) 362-7872

Oklahoma City, OK Store Location:

3208 SW 59, Suite A

Oklahoma City, OK 73119

(405) 686-7112

10% OFF GRAND OPENING SALE at Smiley’s NEW SHERMAN, TX Store – FEB. 10-11, 2023:

Sherman, TX NEW Store Location

1902 Texoma Parkway

Sherman, TX 75090

(903) 891-8300

Friday, February 10, 2023 … 9am - 4pm

Saturday, February 11, 2023 … 9am - 2pm

• 10% OFF Almost Everything – 2 DAYS ONLY

• FREE Lunch on Saturday, February 11

Take advantage of all of the great deals to kick off your 2023 racing season with Smiley’s Racing Products!

 

 

CRSA Sprints Announce Expanded 20 Race Schedule For 2023

Press Release by: Steven Ovens – January 22, 2023

(SODUS, NY) – The “Future Stars of Sprint Cars” the Super Gen Products CRSA Sprints proudly announce an expanded 20-race schedule entering their eighteenth season of competition in 2023.

CRSA Sprints competitors have seen steady growth in the last three seasons of competition, seeing car counts grow to record numbers as well as an expanded schedule from 13 (2019) to 16 in (2021 and 2022) to now 20 events for this upcoming season. The CRSA Sprints ran just four events in 2020 during a COVID-19 affected season.

Many traditional stops on tour will complete the upcoming season schedule. The series will also return to one facility after a four-year hiatus and welcome a brand new track in Western New York to the CRSA record books.

The season will kick off with a non-racing event during the Northeast Motorsports Expo in Syracuse, NY on March 11 and 12. Series schedule cards, Mike Emhof Motorsports displays as well as a beautiful display by series champion Dalton Herrick will be featured during the unofficial kickoff to racing season in the Northeast.

The 305 sprint series growing in popularity with fans across New York and Pennsylvania will first hit the track on Saturday May 13 at Paul Cole’s Land of Legends Raceway. This will be the first of three “DisBatch Brewing Challenge Series” events taking place at the Canandaigua, NY facility (May 13, July 3 and August 5).

Cole will also carry the CRSA Sprints sanction at his track for weekly 305 sprint car competition. Plans in 2023 at LOLR also call for new grandstands, VIP suite space and other facility upgrades.

Returning again in 2023 will be the coveted Pit Stop Convenience Stores “I-90 Pit Stop Challenge” which will highlight six stops along the New York State Thruway at Weedsport Speedway (May 28), Fonda Spedway (June 3, July 29 and September 15) and Utica-Rome Speedway (June 9 and July 14). This challenge will keep its own points and pay out a generous point fund at the series banquet in December.

For the first time in series history, the Super Gen Products CRSA Sprints will head West to Kurt and Bonnie Stebbins’ Genesee Speedway on September 22.

“We are happy to see what Kurt and Bonnie are building at Genesee and our drivers have this date circled to tackle a new venue where nobody has a thick notebook for,” said Series Director Mike Emhof.

CRSA will also return to “The Great Race Place” Albany-Saratoga Speedway for the first time in four years on August 25. Jeff Trombley (2019), Matt Tanner (2018) and Thomas Radivoy (2018) are the most recent CRSA Sprints winners at Malta.

“Lyle’s reputation that he has built at Albany-Saratoga speaks for itself, so for he and his staff to bring the CRSA Sprints back in 2023 is a huge honor,” noted Emhof.

Brett Deyo has reaffirmed his strong commitment to 305 sprint cars again this season, taking 5 dates across two of the speedways in his portfolio at Utica-Rome Speedway and Fonda Speedway.

The drivers and teams of CRSA will also make a pair of return visits each to Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, NY as well as Afton Motorsports Park in Afton, NY. Teams will set their GPS units to the “Keystone State” twice in 2023 as they head back to Susquehanna, PA and Penn Can Speedway in June and September.

2022 saw the “Future Stars of Sprint Cars” travel to Brad Smith’s Skyline Raceway Motorsports Park for the first time in ten years, with the more local driver Kyle Pierce scoring a big win. Smith has once again signed on to bring CRSA back on September 9.

Tyler Siri will bring the 305 traveling series back to his four-tenths-mile Outlaw Speedway for the sixth time in series history on June 16.

Former Patriot Sprint Tour supporters Woodhull Raceway, owned and promoted by Nikki and Terry Brewer, have signed on to welcome the CRSA Sprints back to “New York’s Toughest Bullring” on August 19 for the first time since June 9, 2018.

Once again special award winners and top points finishers will celebrate the 2023 season at Vernon Downs Hotel & Casino on Saturday December 2. The 2022 celebration distributed an even $15,000 in cash, contingencies and product, with series champion Dalton Herrick taking home the lion’s share.

CRSA Sprint Series Director Mike Emhof is encouraged about both progress, growth and what the schedule has to offer supporters of the CRSA Sprints.

“I am very proud of where the CRSA Sprints have grown to and what we have put together for the 2023 tour. We could not do it without our drivers who put on the great shows they do, which has created a demand amongst promoters in our area to bring our drivers in. Couple that with race track promoters who see value in our product and a dedicated group of marketing partners who see advertising potential in our shows- we couldn’t ask for more.”

2023 Super Gen Products CRSA Sprints Schedule:

March 11-12 Northeast Motorsports Expo – Syracuse, NY

May 13 Land of Legends Raceway

May 20 Thunder Mountain Speedway

May 28 Weedsport Speedway

June 3 Fonda Speedway

June 9 Utica-Rome Speedway

June 16 Outlaw Speedway

June 30 Penn Can Speedway

July 2 Thunder Mountain Speedway

July 3 Land of Legends Raceway

July 14 Utica-Rome Speedway

July 29 Fonda Speedway

Aug. 5 Land of Legends Raceway

Aug. 12 Afton Motorsports Park

Aug. 19 Woodhull Raceway

Aug. 25 Albany-Saratoga Speedway

Sep. 9 Skyline Raceway Motorsports Park

Sep. 15 Fonda Speedway

Sep. 16 Penn Can Speedway

Sep. 22 Genesee Speedway

Oct. 6 Afton Motorsports Park

Dec. 2 Awards Banquet @ Vernon Downs Hotel & Casino

The CRSA 305 Sprints are powered by Super Gen Products with their Champion Power Equipment located in Newark, NY. Associate sponsors for 2022 include A-Verdi Storage Containers, Midstate Basement Authorities, CNY Farm Supply, the Maguire Family of Dealerships, Powdertech Powdercoating, Pit Stop Convenience Stores, PJC Sprayfoam, Profab Enterprises, Eagle Enterprises, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, DisBatch Brewing Company, Magsarus Ignitions, Hoosier Racing Tire, Insinger Performance with their Stinger Race Fuel, My Race Pass and is owned and operated by Mike Emhof Motorsports.

For more information on the series, results and points please visit our website www.crsa.myracepass.com

Please visit the Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprints on Facebook (@CRSAsprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

 

 

PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS 2023 SHOW

GREATER PHILADELPHIA EXPO CENTER, OAKS, PA

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2023

NASCAR Cup Stewart-Haas Racing Fan Favorite Ryan Preece Meets Fans At Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2023 Show On Day Two, Best Booth Awards Presented, Billy Pauch Car Owners Swap Stories, Memories On Stage; Dates Set For 2024 PPB Motorsports Show

Oaks, PA (Sat.) - Day Two of the 2023 Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2023 show Saturday featured a guest appearance by NASCAR Cup driver Ryan Preece, the presentation of Best Booth Awards by the newly crowned Aqua Duck Water Transport Ms. Motorsports 2023 Lindsey Garl, and a rousing Roundtable stage discussion among Billy Pauch and many of his former car owners.

Preece signed hundreds of autographs for fans after informing show attendees of his excitement about racing full-time on the NASCAR Cup Circuit for the first time since 2021. Preece signed autographs in front of the United Rentals Stewart Haas Racing Ford Mustang No. 41 he will drive full-time in 2023.

Ms. Motorsports 2023 began her reign at the Show Saturday, presenting Best Booth Awards to show exhibitors.

Award winners were SUBLMTD for Best Commercial Display, Logan Watt for Best Stock Car, Adrianna Delliponto for Best Open Cockpit Car, High Side Hustler for Best Quarter Midget, the Outlaw Micro Stocks/ ALP Enterprises for Best Speedway Club, Bruce Larson's USA 1 Funny Car for Best Appearing Drag Car, the Liedl L car that was part of the Billy Pauch Tribute Display for Best Vintage Stock Car, and the Kurtis Kraft 1956 Roadster No. 27 for Best Vintage Open Cockpit Car.

Exhibitors were pleased with show turnouts for both days of this year's show.

“We had a lot of interested people at our booths all weekend,” commented Doug Rose, promoter of Bridgeport Motorsports Park and The Action Track At Kutztown. “It was a steady crowd Friday and Saturday was non-stop,” Rose said, noting that his hoarse-sounding voice was from talking to show attendees, not from a cold.

“Friday was very busy for us and Saturday was solid,” Bulldog Rears/ DMI principal Dave Ely confided. “This is the 12th year for us at the Show and it was a great one. We don't necessarily do the show to make sales as much as we do to support the concept and meet with our customers. This year we made some new sales,” Ely praised.

Behrent's Performance Warehouse's Jeff Behrent, who had 11 sales staff at his booth, was pleased. “Friday was very good and Saturday was just as good. Lots of traffic, good steady sales,” Behrent summed.

Bob Hilbert Sportswear staff said that while there were some shirts left by the show's end, there were none left in the most popular sizes.

Racing legend Billy Pauch was joined on stage, for the second day of this show, this time by many of his former car owners including Glen Hyneman, D.A. Hanson, George and Marilyn VanVarick, Tony Sesely, Al and Dave DeBlasio and Leon and Joe Liedl, Jr. Stories were swapped among the owners who praised Pauch for his efforts in their equipment while recalling some of the trials and tribulations of their years together.

The American Three Quarter Midget Racing Association (ATQMRA) used the Motorsports Show to host its annual Awards Banquet Saturday afternoon, with 2022 champion Kyle Taraska among many honored.

Saturday's PPB Motorsports Show activity was dedicated to a wide range of seminars.

Topics include Sprint Car 101 with Jim and Chris Shuttlesworth, engine and fuel system maintenance from VP Racing Fuel’s Fred Turza, Dirt Sportsman team development with five-time 2022 championship-winning crew chef Sam Wescott, racing photography tips from award-winning lensman Bob Yurko, Dirt Modified Four Coil set up tips from Chuck Schmick of Behrent’s Performance Warehouse and formerly of Eibach Springs, and the Basics Of Racing with longtime Motorsports Show presenter Roy Anderson.

Jim Shuttlesworth was pleased with his turnout. “We had somewhere around 35 people at Our Sprint Car seminar. They listened and asked questions. I think everyone who was there learned some things,” Shuttleworth shared.

Also on the Saturday schedule was the RAACE foundation Kids Big Wheel Races with a large turnout of youngsters participating in three different age brackets.

Dates for the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2024 Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks PA have been set by Len Sammons Production for Friday and Saturday, January 19-20, 2024.

For more information follow along at www.motorsportstradeshow.com

 

 

SUCCESSFUL 2022 HOVIS RUSH RACING SERIES SEASON COMPLETED AS CHAMPIONS & TOP RACERS FROM 5 TO 67 HONORED AT AWARDS BANQUET; RECORD $175,000+ IN POINT FUND MONIES DISTRIBUTED

By Mike Leone

(January 21, 2023) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Edinburg, PA)…While the 2023 racing season is only a few months away, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Racing Series presented by Born2Run Lubricants Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone put a final wrap on the 2022 racing season with the annual awards banquet and dinner on Saturday night at the Gatherings Banquet & Event Center. Attendees from six states and Ontario, Canada filled the beautiful banquet hall as a record $175,000+ in cash was distributed to RUSH Late Model, Sprint Car, Sportsman Modified, Pro Mod, Stock Car, and Kart Series racers. Drivers from the ages of 5 to 67 years of age were recognized. All told well over $325,000 in point fund monies and useful product contingencies were distributed to RUSH racers throughout the 2022 season.

The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Late Models had events at 20 different speedways in 2022 with over 300 different racers participating in either a weekly-sanctioned and/or tour events. The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sprint Cars completed year number five with growing car counts and more participation. Year nine for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Sportsman Modified season continued to feature the highest weekly car counts of any Modified division in the region. The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Pro Mods wrapped up year number seven already and had their highest car count averages at both Stateline and Bradford Speedways. The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Stock Cars completed their second season with weekly events at Dog Hollow, Stateline, and Eriez Speedways.

Congrats to the following 2022 RUSH Champions: Logan Roberson (Late Model Tour), Jeremy Wonderling (Late Model Weekly), Philip Bubeck (Late Model "Futures Cup"), Jim Rasey (Late Model "Wheelman"), Chad Ruhlman (Sprint Car Weekly), Trent Marshall (Sprint Car "Futures Cup"), Ben Easler (Sportsman Mod Weekly & "Route 7 Rumble"), Ayden Cipriano (Sportsman Mod Tour), Cole Edwards (Sportsman Mod "Futures Cup"), Dennis Lunger, Jr. (Pro Mod Weekly), Zain Harvey (Pro Mod "Futures Cup"), Tim Laughard (Stock Car Weekly), Cody Rickard (Stock Car "Futures Cup), Mike Boardman (Adult Kart), Trenton Curry (Jr-2 Kart), Jackson Himes (Jr-1 Kart), and Bexley Smith (Amateur Kart).

All of the champions received their point fund monies, laser etched championship marble awards, large championship checks thanks to Ontime Body & Graphic, and embroidered RUSH championship jackets. Also, all 14 Late Model "Track Pack" Champions received $1,000 as each RUSH weekly-sanctioned track's top six member racers split $2,500.

In his first year of following the Flynn's Tire Touring Series, Logan Roberson earned the record high paying $15,000 championship for the Hovis RUSH Late Models. Roberson became the second straight Virginian to win the title after his nemesis Kyle Hardy won the title in 2021. Roberson and Hardy ironically tied for fourth in the Weekly Series standings. After winning two of the first three events to open the season and garner the $1,000 3C Graphix "Battle of the Bay" title, Roberson added four more victories throughout the season including $7,600+ at Pittsburgh's "Jook George Steel City Classic" and the $3,500 finale at Lernerville to clinch the Tour title.

Jeremy Wonderling won the National Weekly Series Championship for the second time in his career. The Wellsville, NY three-time Flynn's Tire Tour Champion won 17 times at five different speedways. He was able to finish in the top 5 an impressive 31 times in 43 races! At Bradford, he won the final three races to earn the Track Pack Championship. Despite not racing weekly at Genesee, he really excelled there winning 10 times in 15 races including the last seven he ran in, and the sweep of the $6,000 "Topless Nationals" propelled him past Jason Genco on the next-to-last weekend of points! In total, Wonderling earned $11,400 in point fund monies.

Second year RUSH racer, Philip Bubeck, became the second straight Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway racer to earn the "Futures Cup" Championship in the Late Model division. The 19-year-old Collier, WV driver also won the "Track Pack" Championship at Pittsburgh and finished 23rd in the National Weekly Series points for a total of $1,785 in point fund monies.

Veteran Big-Block Modified standout, Jim Rasey, became the 14th different D&V Jewelers "Wheelman" Bonus Event Challenge Series Champion in 15 years! Rasey won the $300 title and a set of Schoenfeld Headers valued at $500 for Jim Wrightsman, who earned his second title as a car owner. The Ohio duo ran the Flynn's Tire Touring Series for the first time and finished eighth in points.

For the fourth time in five years, Chad Ruhlman earned the $5,000 RUSH Sprint Car Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series Championship. After winning the first two championships in his own #87R, Chad took 2020 off to focus on his son Kevin's RUSH Sprint Car exploits. The Erie, Pa. driver returned to RUSH Sprint Car racing in 2021; however, this time driving the #68 for longtime car owner Tim Engles- a former "410" Sprint Car racer in 1980s. The duo garnered their second straight title this past season. Ruhlman won eight times upping his all-time leading career win total to 42. Ruhlman was also the 2014 RUSH Late Model National Weekly Series Champion.

RUSH newcomer Trent Marshall was the "Futures Cup" Champion for the Sprint Car division. After a late start to the season, the 15-year-old Go-Kart graduate from Smicksburg, Pa. gained some valuable seat time and fought some mechanical gremlins, but was able to record a career best 12th at Knox Raceway on August 21.

One year ago, Ben Easler turned a lot of heads in his rookie season of RUSH Sportsman Modified racing winning a feature event, finishing fourth in the Weekly Series and capturing the "Futures Cup Championship". Fast forward to 2022 and you'd never know this racer was just 16. Easler led the way with six feature wins along with 16 top 5s and 20 top 10s in 23 starts. He dominated the Wedge Motorsports "Route 7 Rumble" Series with just one finish outside the top 6 in 15 starts. The Linesville, Pa. took home $4,800 for winning the Hovis Weekly Series and "Route 7 Rumble" Series Championships in addition to third place in the Flynn's Tire Touring Series.

Looking back at his final stats, it's hard to believe that prior to July, Ayden Cipriano had never won a RUSH Sportsman Modified feature. That all changed on July 8 at Raceway 7 when the 2020 "Futures Cup" Champion garnered his first career win. That was a springboard to more success when he won at Sharon on August 12, backed it up the following night winning the special at Tri-City, repeating with another victory the following event at Sharon, and added his first Lernerville win in September. In the end, Cipriano had 16 top 5s and 22 top 10s in 24 starts for second place in the Weekly Series. And even though he didn't break into victory lane on the Flynn's Tire Tour, he was recorded all top six finishes to seal the 16-year-old's first title.

Cole Edwards had a big improvement in the 14-year-old's second season of RUSH Sportsman Modified racing to garner the "Futures Cup" title. The Emlenton, Pa. driver had a career best finish of third, added two top 5s at Raceway 7 and one each at Sharon and Pittsburgh, which were all career best finishes at those tracks. Edwards doubled his 2021 top 10s of five to 10 this past year.

Dennis Lunger, Jr., who has raced RUSH Late Models off and on over the years, captured an unprecedented sixth straight RUSH Pro Mod title doing it in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Weekly Series! The 54-year-old Albion, Pa. driver won nine times at Stateline and added a win at both Bradford and Genesee. He had 13 top 5s in just 14 starts for the $3,500 championship. Lunger said he'll be back in 2023 to try and win his seventh title in a row!

Seventeen-year-old rookie Zain Harvey was the RUSH Pro Mod "Futures Cup" Champion. The Eldred, Pa. go-kart graduate had 10 top 5s and 14 top 10s. He ended the season with three straight runner-up finishes at Bradford and added another at Stateline to easily win the crown.

The 2022 Hovis RUSH Stock Car Champion, Tim Laughard, joined up with the Series late in 2021 and won two of his five starts. This year, the brother of veteran RUSH Late Model racer Mike Laughard set out to win the $2,000 championship and he did just that. He led the way with seven wins at Dog Hollow and also picked up a victory in his first ever appearance at Eriez on August 28.

The 2021 Jr-2 RUSH Kart Series Champion, Cody Rickard of Jamestown, NY, made the move up to the RUSH Stock cars and had 10 victories between Eriez and Stateline to capture the "Futures Cup" Championship as a 14-year-old, and finished in a tie for second in the Weekly Series points.

The highlight of the banquet was the special awards ceremony. The prestigious Legacy Award was won by the Hendren Family. The 2022 season marked the 10th year the "Bill Hendren Memorial" has taken place in the Northeast for the RUSH Late Models despite the Hendren Family being from North Carolina. Bill's son Steve Hendren has worked hard every year to make the event bigger and better. This past year saw a $4,000 to-win preliminary show followed by $10,000 to-win at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway, which was won by Jeremy Wonderling.

Longtime official Jimmy Dutko was presented the Majestic Award. Dutko of Cooperstown, Pa. has been part of the officiating crew since Chevrolet Performance crate engine racing began in the Northeast in 2007. Dutko's history with RUSH Director's Vicki Emig and Mike Leone goes back even further when he was an official at Mercer Raceway Park during Emig's tenure. Over the years Dutko has done everything from being a race director, pit steward, lining up cars, scoring events, helping set up and tear down at events, and everything in between.

The Miles Traveled Award went to Logan Roberson, Craig Graham, and Brandt Graham. Roberson traveled more than 7700 miles from his home in Waynesboro, Virginia to follow the RUSH Late Model Flynn's Tire Touring Series, while the Grahams did the same from their home in Orono, Ontario, Canada. Being from Canada, the Graham's award was renamed the Kilometers Traveled. The Graham's closest track was New York's Genesee Speedway and was still more than three hours away!

The Grahams were also awarded one of three Outstanding Achievement Awards for being the first father-son duo to compete on the entire Touring Series, and of course doing it from Canada! The two other awards went to Blaze Myers and Lucas Canon. Myers, 18 of Franklin, Pa., is the only driver to compete in all 51 RUSH Sprint Car events over the past two years, and finished third in Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series points both years. Canon, 16 of Sharpsville, Pa., was the only driver to not only compete in all 29 RUSH Sportsman Modified Weekly Series events in 2022, but also the only one to earn point fund monies in all four championship programs.

RUSH Series announcer, Brian Spaid, emceed the affair and also previewed the upcoming 2023 season with details to be released soon, while Toni Carbone and her sister Kim photographed the event.

2022 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Late Model Flynn's Tire Touring Series Top 11 Driver Points: 1. LOGAN ROBERSON 1531 2. Joe Martin 1496 3. Jeremy Wonderling 1491 4. Brady Wonderling 1402 5. Matt Latta 1398 6. Breyton Santee 1313 7. Andy Michael 1229 8. Jim Rasey 1184 9. Ashton Briggs 1138 10. Craig Graham 1079 11. Brandt Graham 1072.

2022 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Late Model Weekly Series Top 40 Points: 1. JEREMY WONDERLING 1344 2. Jason Genco 1340 3. Michael Duritsky, Jr. 1327 4. Kyle Hardy & Logan Roberson 1326 6. Joe Martin 1325 7. Chad Homan 1315 8. Brian Knowles 1311 9. Jason Knowles 1308 10. Josh Ferry 1303 11. Michael Reft 1296 12. Donnie Dotson 1295 13. David Parker 1290 14. Steve LeBarron 1288 15. Cole Petrelle 1287 16. Brady Wonderling 1281 17. Doug Ricotta 1280 18. Austin Allen 1278 19. Brett Marlatt 1272 20. Jimmy Johnson 1267 21. Bill Holmes III & J.J. Mazur 1262 23. Philip Bubeck 1258 24. Chris Fleming 1256 25. Travis Campbell 1255 26. Dennis Lunger, Jr. 1254 27. Matt Sipes 1250 28. Ben Scott 1247 29. Scott Gurdak 1241 30. Alan Chapman & Breyton Santee 1239 32. Jared Keeney, Kyle Lukon, Aaron Miller, A.J. Spagnuolo & Kurt Stebbins 1237 37. Randy Hall 1234 38. Daniel Brown, Jr. 1227 39. Mike Wonderling 1226 40. Ward Schell 1223.

2022 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Late Model “Futures Cup” Points: 1. PHILIP BUBECK 1258 2. Ryan Hare 1201 3. George Casto III 1193 4. Ashton Briggs 1139 5. Scooter Tippett 952.

2022 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Late Model D&V Jewelers “Wheelman” Bonus Event Challenge Series Champion: 1. JIM RASEY 732.

2022 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Late Model $1,000 "Track Pack" Champions: Jeremy Wonderling (Bradford), Joe Warren (Delaware), Michael Duritsky, Jr. (Dog Hollow), Jason Genco (Eriez & Stateline), Doug Ricotta (Genesee), Jared Keeney (The Hill), Philip Bubeck (Pittsburgh), Kyle Hardy (Potomac), Josh Ferry (Raceway 7), Alan Chapman (Skyline), Donnie Dotson (Tyler County), Travis Campbell (Winchester) & Brian Knowles (Woodhull).

2022 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sprint Car Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series Top 20 Points: 1. CHAD RUHLMAN 1192 2. Gale Ruth, Jr. 1188 3. Blaze Myers 1172 4. John Mollick 1158 5. Andy Priest 1142 6. Arnie Kent 1139 7. Brian Hartzell 1118 8. Nolan Groves 1105 9. Ryan Fraley 1086 10. Tyler Newhart 1085 11. Zack Wilson 1071 12. Joe Buccola 1050 13. Jeff Metsger 1041 14. Ricky Tucker, Jr. 1034 15. Brandon Shughart 1018 16. Brian Cressley 1016 17. Charlie Utsinger 1013 18. Amelia Clay 972 19. Kevin Kaserman 961 20. A.J. MacQuarrie 847.

2022 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sprint Car "Futures Cup" Champion: 1. TRENT MARSHALL 380.

2022 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modified Weekly Series Top 20 Points: 1. BEN EASLER 1328 2. Ayden Cipriano 1320 3. Kole Holden 1308 4. Rob Kristyak 1290 5. Justin Shea 1277 6. Tony Tatgenhorst 1266 7. JC Boyer 1260 8. Cole Edwards 1213 9. Kyle Martell 1211 10. Jacob Rutana 1207 11. Jacob Jordan 1207 12. Doug Rutana 1205 13. Brandon Ritchey 1182 14. Dalton Gabriel 1180 15. Lucas Canon 1171 16. Jordan Ehrenberg 1166 17. Josh Deems 1165 18. Dave Price 1144 19. Chelsie Kriegisch 1090 20. Jacob Wolfe 1065.

2022 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modified Flynn's Tire Touring Series Top 10 Driver Points: 1. AYDEN CIPRIANO 476 2. Rob Kristyak 459 3. Ben Easler 457 4. Kole Holden 447 5. Jordan Ehrenberg 430 6. Jacob Jordan 418 7. Lucas Canon 373 8. Doug Rutana 344 9. Kyle Martell 332 10. Dave Price & Jacob Rutana 318.

2022 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modified Wedge Motorsports "Route 7 Rumble Series" Top 8 Points: 1. BEN EASLER 1443 2. Rob Kristyak 1387 3. Kole Holden 1374 4. Ayden Cipriano 1369 5. Cole Edwards 1280 6. Kyle Martell 1277 7. Dave Price 1205 8. Lucas Canon 1192.

2022 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modified Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "Futures Cup" Points: 1. COLE EDWARDS 1213 2. Dalton Gabriel 1180 3. Lucas Canon 1171.

2022 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply GMC RUSH Pro Mod Weekly Series Points: 1. DENNIS LUNGER, JR. 1337 2. Steve Dixon 1328 3. Al Brewer 1310 4. Zain Harvey 1277 5. Tyler Oakes 1264 6. Chad Carlson 1230 7. Brendan Warner 1195 8. Nick Arnold 1190 9. Chad Ramsey, Jr. 1188 10. Ian DeGolier 1181 11. John Cline 1150 12. Victor Earle, Jr. 1101 13. Kirk Mohawk 1059 14. Vaughn Nystrom 1044 15. Derek Peterson 1035 16. Adam Ashcroft 1031 17. Brian Mohawk 1010 18. Tyler Sutton 980 19. Stu Rickard 960 20. Critter Hemphill 925.

2022 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Pro Mod "Futures Cup" Points: 1. ZAIN HARVEY 1277 2. Brendan Warner 1195 3. Chad Ramsey, Jr. 1188 4. Kirk Mohawk 1059 5. Derek Peterson 1035 6. Tyler Sutton 980 7. Garrett Miller 860 8. Cameron Sherwood 766.

2022 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Stock Car Weekly Series Points: 1. TIM LAUGHARD 1220 2. Mikael Beaver, John Eckenrod & Cody Rickard 1215.

2022 Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Stock Car "Futures Cup" Points: 1. CODY RICKARD 1215.

2022 RUSH Karting Series Adult Points: 1. MIKE BOARDMAN 1263 2. Morgan Curry 1257 3. Jill Rickard 1217 4. Scott Seekins 1194 5. Dylan Greene 1188 6. Kaitlin Raught.

2022 RUSH Karting Series Jr-2 Points: 1. TRENTON CURRY 1212.

2022 RUSH Karting Series Jr-1 Points: 1. JACKSON HIMES 1236 2. Emily Heisler 1226 3. Izzy Strickland 1192 4. Ethan Arnone 930.

2022 RUSH Karting Series Amateur/Rookie Points: 1. BEXLEY SMITH 1239 2. Alexander Daniels, Jr. 1221 3. Adalynn Ryan 1212 4. Emmie Bush 1211.

2022 Special Award Winners: Legacy: Hendren Family Majestic: Jimmy Dutko Outstanding Achievement: Blaze Myers, Lucas Canon, Craig Graham & Brandt Graham Miles Traveled: Logan Roberson, Craig Graham & Brandt Graham

The RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply together with Born2Run Lubricants along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Wieland Metal Services, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Sherwood Wheels, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Novus Home Mortgage Hermitage, Wedge Motorsports, 3C Graphix, D&V Jewelers, DrumPreserve, CrateInsider.com, Marthinsen & Salvitti Insurance Group and Terry Bowser Excavating.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our various Facebook and Twitter pages by searching for the appropriate RUSH Series.

 

 

PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS 2023 SHOW

GREATER PHILADELPHIA EXPO CENTER, OAKS, PA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE, WITH OUR THANKS

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2023

NASCAR Cup Stewart-Haas Racing Fan Favorite Ryan Preece Meets Fans At Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2023 Show On Day Two, Best Booth Awards Presented, Billy Pauch Car Owners Swap Stories, Memories On Stage; Dates Set For 2024 PPB Motorsports Show

Oaks, PA (Sat.) - Day Two of the 2023 Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2023 show Saturday featured a guest appearance by NASCAR Cup driver Ryan Preece, the presentation of Best Booth Awards by the newly crowned Aqua Duck Water Transport Ms. Motorsports 2023 Lindsey Garl, and a rousing Roundtable stage discussion among Billy Pauch and many of his former car owners.

Preece signed hundreds of autographs for fans after informing show attendees of his excitement about racing full-time on the NASCAR Cup Circuit for the first time since 2021. Preece signed autographs in front of the United Rentals Stewart Haas Racing Ford Mustang No. 41 he will drive full-time in 2023.

Ms. Motorsports 2023 began her reign at the Show Saturday, presenting Best Booth Awards to show exhibitors.

Award winners were SUBLMTD for Best Commercial Display, Logan Watt for Best Stock Car, Adrianna Delliponto for Best Open Cockpit Car, High Side Hustler for Best Quarter Midget, the Outlaw Micro Stocks/ ALP Enterprises for Best Speedway Club, Bruce Larson's USA 1 Funny Car for Best Appearing Drag Car, the Liedl L car that was part of the Billy Pauch Tribute Display for Best Vintage Stock Car, and the Kurtis Kraft 1956 Roadster No. 27 for Best Vintage Open Cockpit Car.

Exhibitors were pleased with show turnouts for both days of this year's show.

“We had a lot of interested people at our booths all weekend,” commented Doug Rose, promoter of Bridgeport Motorsports Park and The Action Track At Kutztown. “It was a steady crowd Friday and Saturday was non-stop,” Rose said, noting that his hoarse-sounding voice was from talking to show attendees, not from a cold.

“Friday was very busy for us and Saturday was solid,” Bulldog Rears/ DMI principal Dave Ely confided. “This is the 12th year for us at the Show and it was a great one. We don't necessarily do the show to make sales as much as we do to support the concept and meet with our customers. This year we made some new sales,” Ely praised.

Behrent's Performance Warehouse's Jeff Behrent, who had 11 sales staff at his booth, was pleased. “Friday was very good and Saturday was just as good. Lots of traffic, good steady sales,” Behrent summed.

Bob Hilbert Sportswear staff said that while there were some shirts left by the show's end, there were none left in the most popular sizes.

Racing legend Billy Pauch was joined on stage, for the second day of this show, this time by many of his former car owners including Glen Hyneman, D.A. Hanson, George and Marilyn VanVarick, Tony Sesely, Al and Dave DeBlasio and Leon and Joe Liedl, Jr. Stories were swapped among the owners who praised Pauch for his efforts in their equipment while recalling some of the trials and tribulations of their years together.

The American Three Quarter Midget Racing Association (ATQMRA) used the Motorsports Show to host its annual Awards Banquet Saturday afternoon, with 2022 champion Kyle Taraska among many honored.

Saturday's PPB Motorsports Show activity was dedicated to a wide range of seminars.

Topics include Sprint Car 101 with Jim and Chris Shuttlesworth, engine and fuel system maintenance from VP Racing Fuel’s Fred Turza, Dirt Sportsman team development with five-time 2022 championship-winning crew chef Sam Wescott, racing photography tips from award-winning lensman Bob Yurko, Dirt Modified Four Coil set up tips from Chuck Schmick of Behrent’s Performance Warehouse and formerly of Eibach Springs, and the Basics Of Racing with longtime Motorsports Show presenter Roy Anderson.

Jim Shuttlesworth was pleased with his turnout. “We had somewhere around 35 people at Our Sprint Car seminar. They listened and asked questions. I think everyone who was there learned some things,” Shuttleworth shared.

Also on the Saturday schedule was the RAACE foundation Kids Big Wheel Races with a large turnout of youngsters participating in three different age brackets.

Dates for the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2024 Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks PA have been set by Len Sammons Production for Friday and Saturday, January 19-20, 2024.

For more information follow along at www.motorsportstradeshow.com

 

 

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour issues several rules updates for 2023

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA…With the season roughly two months away the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards has announced several technical and general rules updates for the fast-approaching campaign.
Some of the pertinent rule updates and modifications for this season include the implementation of fire suppression systems, along with an update to the weight rule, tires, aluminum block engines, double file restarts and guaranteed time in the work area. Traction control devices as always, are prohibited, and will present a stiff penalty if found.

Details of the updates can be found below. The full rulebook can be found at https://www.sprintcarchallengetour.com/rules

-A fire suppression system that meets the SFI 17.3 specification must be installed and functional in all race cars at all times when competing at Sprint Car Challenge Tour events by May 1, 2023.

The fire suppression system must include a thermal trigger and a manual trigger, both mounted in the driver’s compartment. The thermal trigger must be in the lower area of the drivers compartment forward of the seat near the area of the fuel pump. The manual trigger must be mounted within reach of the driver on the forward left-hand side of the cockpit. A minimum of one nozzle must be mounted in the lower area of the cockpit forward of the seat.

The DOT approved cylinder manufactured of aluminum or steel must be securely mounted to the frame per the manufacturer’s instructions and the discretion of the Sprint Car Challenge Tour officials. The cylinder must have a minimum capacity of 5 lbs.

The system must be fully charged and display a legible and valid SFI 17.3 and manufacture label, easily viewable at any time by the Sprint Car Challenge Tour officials. Cylinders that are beyond useful certification date must be inspected, serviced and re-labeled by the manufacturer.

If a nozzle is connected to the cylinder with a line, the line must be steel or steel reinforced and must be triggered at the end of the line.

Approved Manufacturers

Lifeline Fire & Safety USA, 540-251-2724

Safety Systems Inc. (Firebottle), Ft Myers, FL, 239-995-6300

Spa Technique Inc. Indianapolis, IN 317-271-7941

Safecraft Safety Equipment, Martinez, CA, 800-400-2259

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-Aluminum Block Engines will be allowed in SCCT competition

Aluminum Block Requirements:

Absolutely NO lightening of any kind allowed
Standard or raised cam allowed
Oversized cams allowed
Roller cam bearings allowed
Minimum allowed deck height is 8.970”
Maximum allowed deck height is 9.020”
Oversized and keyed lifters allowed
Must be standard or GS-1 lifter location only. No exceptions
Must be standard oil pan rail
Full bellhousing must remain

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-Minimum Weight Rule Update

The MINIMUM weight rule with SCCT is now 1500 pounds with the driver fully suited in the car at any time before, during or after the racing event. ASCS head engine will also be 1500 pounds with the driver fully suited in the car at any time.

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-Traction control devices of any type are NOT permitted at any time, during any event.

Any team found with a traction control device in any pre and/or post-race inspection will be disqualified from that event and face the following penalties:

• $10,000 car owner fine

• $10,000 driver fine

• Loss of all Sprint Car Challenge Tour championship points and winnings

• Banned/suspended for a minimum of one calendar year.

From time-to-time random inspections will occur and various components may be impounded for further analysis and inspection including, but not limited to ignition systems, ignition boxes, wiring looms, and or tachometers.

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-Hoosier Tire Rule Update

Only the following designated Hoosier Racing Tires will be permitted for competition on all four (4) positions of the racecar at all Sprint Car Challenge Tour events.

Front tires: D12, D15, D20

Right Rear Tire: H15, Medium or D15A

Left Rear Tire: H12, RD12 or D12A

NO HTW right rear Tires will be allowed.

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-Double File Restarts Update

All Feature events will go to SINGLE FILE restarts with 10 or less laps remaining.

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-Guaranteed Time in the Work Area

There will be NO guaranteed time in the work area after the halfway point of any event held during the night.

 


 

NOMINATIONS SET, VOTING OPENS FOR REGIONAL ARPY AWARDS, THE RPM OUTSTANDING EVENT OF THE YEAR AND THE 47TH ANNUAL AUTO-RACING PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

- Nominee List Included along with Link for Voting –

- Shores Resort & Spa Room Block Deadline Extended to Thursday, January 26, 2023 -

Daytona Beach, Florida (January 20, 2023) – The nomination ballot has been set for the 47th Annual Auto Racing Promoter of the Year, regional Auto Racing Promoter’s of the Year and the RPM Outstanding Event of the Year and is released below.

Voting begins today and will run through midnight on Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 to determine all award winners.

Region 1 Nominees: Lyle DeVore, Albany-Saratoga Speedway, NY; Paul Cole, Land of Legends Raceway, NY; Bobby Webber, Star Speedway, NH; Kolten Gouse, BAPS Motor Speedway, PA; Brett Deyo, Fonda Speedway, NY; Zane Rettew, Buck Motorspports Park, PA.

Region 2 Nominees: Camron Ray, Citrus County Speedway, FL; Tim Bryant, Five Flags Speedway, FL; Jack McNelly, CARS Tour, NC; Scott Tripp, Lakeview Speedway, SC; Garrett Mitchell, Freedom Factory, FL.

Region 3 Nominees: Randy Maggio, Painesville Speedway/Lorain County Speedway, OH; Kevin Gundaker, Tri City Speedway, IL; David Deery, Rockford Speedway, IL; Larry Boos, Montpelier Motor Speedway & Rumble at Fort Wayne, IN; Rex Lejune, Attic Raceway Park, OH.

Region 4 Nominees: Todd Thelen, Slinger Super Speedway, WI; Wayne Brevik, Marshfield Motor Speedway, WI; Terry Tucker, Jefferson Speedway, WI; Steve Sinclair, IRA Sprint Car Series, WI; Toby Kruse & Ratajczak Family, 141 Speedway, WI; Cole Queensland & Queensland Family, Deer Creek Speedway, MN

Region 5 Nominees: Brad Stevens, & Jessi Mynatt, 34 Raceway, IA; John McCoy, Knoxville Raceway, IA; Scotty Allen, Dallas County Speedway, MO

John Allen, 81 Speedway, KS

Region 6 Nominees: Scott & Kim Russell, Placerville Speedway, CA; Dennis Gage, Marysville Raceway, CA; Peter Murphy, Skagit Speedway, WA; Kevin Sustaire, Rocket Raceway Park, TX; Brad Whitfield, Cocopah Speedway, AZ; Tim Huddleson, Irwindale Speedway, CA; Steve Faria, Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway, CA.

Outstanding Event Nominees: Knoxville Nationals, Knoxville Raceway, IA; Buckeye Figure 8 Nationals, Painesville Speedway, OH; Ironman 55, I-55 Raceway, MO; Brian Mize Memorial, Rocket Raceway Park, TX; Rumble in Fort Wayne, IN; Motor Mountain Masters, Jennerstown Speedway, PA; Fall Classic, 141 Speedway, WI; Spring Sizzler, Stafford Motor Speedway, CT.; The Gold Cup, Silver Dollar Speedway, CA.

The link for balloting is as follows: https://forms.gle/fqZdb6gXsdvvcJvo6 (All regions must be voted for. Ballots may be rejected).

Joe Kosiski, who promoted I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska, was introduced as the 46th Auto-Racing Promoter of the Year in February of 2022 at the 49th Annual RPM@Daytona Workshops presented at the Daytona Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach, Florida, representing Region Five, the Great Plains region of RPM balloting.

The 47th Auto-Racing Promoter of the Year Award will be presented at the 50th Annual RPM@Daytona Workshops at the Daytona Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach, Florida, February 12-14, 2022. Reservations may be made at the Shores Spa & Resort (the room block is open until, Monday, January 23, 2023); https://be.synxis.com/?Hotel=17713&Chain=5433&arrive=2023-02-10&depart=2023-02-16&adult=1&child=0&group=2302RPMRAC


The Racing Promotion Monthly (RPM) Newsletter and RPM Workshops provide an educational and networking program to the motorsports industry. The program provides media and meeting platforms which offer promoters, motorsports management, tracks, sanctions and companies a forum to share, educate and network within. The newsletter and workshops are services of Hoosier Racing Tire and K&K Insurance, with supporting sponsorship coming from Chevrolet Performance Products, RACEceiver, Moffet Productions, IMCA Racing, Eldorado Hotel and Casino, Simes Graphic Design, MyRacePass and Firethorn Marketing.

Further information regarding the RPM e-newsletters and workshops may be found at the company’s website, www.promotersnewsletter.com

 

 

2023 Midwest Sprint Car Series

Saturday April 15th Tri-State Speedway Spring Showdown 30 Laps $5000

Saturday May 13th Tri-State Speedway Midwest Madness 25 Laps $3000

Saturday May 20th Paragon Speedway MSCS Paragon Special 25 Laps $5000

Friday May 26th Bloomington Josh Burton Memorial 30 Laps $3000
Rain date Sept. 1st

Saturday May 27th Lincoln Park Memorial Weekend Special 25 Laps $2500

Sunday May 28th Tri-State Speedway Memorial Weekend Classic 25 Laps $3000

Sunday June 4th Tri-State Speedway USAC Midget week 25 Laps $2000

Saturday June 10th Circle City Raceway MSCS in Indy 25 Laps $3000

Saturday June 24th Tri-State Speedway Summer Shootout 25 Laps $3000

Friday June 30th Lincoln Park Bill Gardner Sprintacular 30 Laps $5000

Saturday July 1st Lincoln Park Bill Gardner Sprintacular 30 Laps $10000

Friday July 7th Gas City MSCS Sizzler 25 Laps $5000

Saturday July 8th Circle City Raceway CC Classic 30 Laps $3000

Saturday July 15th Paragon Speedway Leon Gentry Memorial 25 Laps $5000

Saturday Aug 12th Tri-State Speedway Hoosier Sprint Nationals 30 Laps $5000

Saturday Aug 19th Lincoln Park Return to Putnamville 30 Laps $3000

Friday Sept 1st Bloomington Labor Day Weekend 30 Laps $3000

Sunday Sept 3rd Tri-State Speedway Labor Day Weekend 25 Laps $3000

Saturday Sept 16th Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt Hustler 40 Laps $20000
Rain Date Sept. 17th

Saturday Oct 14th Tri-State Speedway Harvest Cup 30 Laps $8000
Rain Date Oct. 15th

 

Final countdown
With just over 24 hours till the winner of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge is
decided and the anticipation builds for the event we need to take bit of time out. Time to reflect on
what has been achieved over the 13 years since the show started, and who better to do that than
Promoter Mandy Searle. “Locky has always told me to take a few minutes on the day of the
Challenge and just think about what we have achieved, and what better show for him to make his
return than this one. We started with $5K to win and now pay $15K. The total payout has more than
doubled since night 1. Our trophies have grown from small plaques to 5ft high. We have had some of
the best drivers from the States run with us; we have some of the best drivers in Australia run with
us but behind all these have been the core group of 360 racers. All of our All Stars - Lock, Caruso,
Moule, Hunter, both Paul & Chris Solomon, Tancredi, Farrer, Sandow, Kupsch, Bolitho, Smith,
Temby, Reed, Enderl, Hickman, Kelly, Lumbar, Newcombe, Milburn, Scott, Abbott, BJ, Argus; more
than I can name at the moment and without all these guys we couldn’t put on a race meeting. They
are the ones we all have to thank, they ones that turn up week in week out and support what we are
doing and put on some of the best racing I have seen. Then there is Andrew Elder AKA Mr.
Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers we cannot thank him enough for his belief in us. So as a good
mate of mine always says each race night – “the time for talk is over”. Good luck to ever single
team that runs tomorrow night. We wish you nothing but good luck and sweet memories. Lol...........
I hope that’s what I have on Sunday morning.” says Searle
With bags and bags of giveaways and Frisbees for the kids make sure you’re at Heytesbury
Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway tomorrow and be part of the action.

 

POWRi Desert Wing Prepares for Fourteen Events 2023

Belleville, IL. (1/19/23) Keeping pace with the burgeoning growth of 360-Wing desert-region sprint racing for their third year of operation, the POWRi Desert Wing Sprint Series will see a fourteen-event season spanning from April until October.

Venturing to a trio of fast-paced racing venues across a pair of desert states with returning trips to fan-favorite facilities. Revisiting Aztec Speedway, in Aztec New Mexico, will highlight the POWRi DWSS year beginning with April 14-15 then back again on July 28-29.

Pairing two-day shows all season, POWRi Desert Sprints will once again invade Vado Speedway Park for four separate race nights including May 27-28 and September 1-2.

Branching out to offer fans and drivers ample racing opportunities will see the series visit Saguaro Speedway, in Tucson Arizona, for the first time with a trio of trips slated beginning with June 16-17 followed by August 25-26, and then again to round out the season on October 13-14.

POWRi Desert Wing Sprint Series 2023 Race Schedule:
4/14/2023 | Aztec Speedway | Aztec, NM
4/15/2023 | Aztec Speedway | Aztec, NM
5/27/2023 | Vado Speedway Park | Vado, NM | Memorial Day Special
5/28/2023 | Vado Speedway Park | Vado, NM | Memorial Day Special
6/16/2023 | Saguaro Speedway | Tucson, AZ
6/17/2023 | Saguaro Speedway | Tucson, AZ
7/28/2023 | Aztec Speedway | Aztec, NM
7/29/2023 | Aztec Speedway | Aztec, NM
8/25/2023 | Saguaro Speedway | Tucson, AZ
8/26/2023 | Saguaro Speedway | Tucson, AZ
9/1/2023 | Vado Speedway Park | Vado, NM | Labor Day Special
9/2/2023 | Vado Speedway Park | Vado, NM | Labor Day Special
10/13/2023 | Saguaro Speedway | Tucson, AZ
10/14/2023 | Saguaro Speedway | Tucson, AZ

POWRi Desert Wing Sprint Series would like to thank all the amazing series sponsors including SmartestSeller.com, Jackson Compaction, Baker Auto-Diesel, Performance Plus Racing Engines, Ortega’s Appliance, Gibson Photography, Mosher Racing, Grady’s Press Trailers, Derek Neil Schaefer’s Specialized Lubricants, Hal Burns Truck and Equipment, XXX Race Chassis, DMI, and CSI Shocks.

Follow along for more information on the further growth of the POWRi Desert Winged Sprint Series presented by MVT Services and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

BRADEN CHIARAMONTE MAKES A BIG IMPRESSION IN HIS FIRST-EVER CHILI BOWL MIDGET NATIONALS

(El Cajon, CA, January 17, 2022) One of open-wheel racing’s brightest young stars, Braden Chiaramonte, continued to shine in his first-ever appearance at the prestigious Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. As per usual, the young driver created an incredibly positive impression this time against some of the biggest stars in racing over his two nights of action.

While it was the 37th annual running of the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, it was only Chiaramonte’s seventh time racing a midget. In addition, the 15-year-old phenom was teaming with car owner Pete Davis to drive his Hot Head Engine Heaters/Esslinger Engineering/RTL Traffic/AM Ortega/Spike Chassis/Esslinger midget #00B for the first time. To say the least, he was excited about the opportunity but had a realistic look at it.

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The Pete Davis #00B Braden Chiaramonte drove at the 2023 Chili Bowl. Cody Quarles Photo.

“I really didn’t have much,” Chiaramonte responded when asked about his expectations going into the multi-night event. “Really just wanted to make it to a C or a B main (on Saturday). I wanted to make the A (main) but I knew that would be pretty tough in my first year. Yeah, I was pretty happy. I was kind of hoping to make to make a B main but for my first Chili BowI think it was pretty good. We made it to the C.”

“It was pretty crazy walking into the building with that many cars,” the young driver continued. “The first practice we went out it was pretty crazy. You think you can use a lot of throttle but you really can’t. The track has a lot of grip for sure and the midget really want to wheelie. You have to be really easy on the throttle. I have watched a lot of videos of the track And it is a lot different when you were in the car than what you see in those videos.”

After the practice, which was comprised of two four-lap sessions on the track, Chiaramonte had to wait until Friday for his race night. The youthful driver did not waste the opportunity sightseeing or partying away from the track. Instead, he watched nearly every lap of each race from Monday through Thursday. He studied the more experienced drivers and he studied the track so he would be ready for his first race on Friday.

“Yeah, when I first got there, I thought you had to be really aggressive,” the California racer responded when asked if watching helped. “The more you watch, you know you have to be patient but also aggressive. It is not like the Shoot-Out. If you pass one car, you’re going to be sitting pretty good in points. In the shootout, you have to be passing a couple cars to be sitting pretty good.”

The viewing efforts paid big dividends and to say that Chiaramonte and the Davis meshed well from the start would be an understatement. The duo debuted on Friday in the third 10-lap heat race. Chiaramonte scored a hard-earned wire-to-wire win over a veteran field of drivers.

“It was tough, but Pete gave me a great car,” Chiaramonte told the worldwide audience watching on Flo Racing after the race when asked how he held off the field. “Big thanks to him for letting me come race my first Chili Bowl. All the guys, Grant, Shane, Cody, my dad, and my mom. I want to thank everybody for helping me out. Just keep this going and see what happens. Hopefully, start good in our qualifier, try to move forward, and just get as many points as I can and go from there.”

As the night continued, the competition for the 15-year-old racer who has World of Outlaws aspirations got tougher and tougher. That was evident in his 10-lap qualifier when he started and finished in fifth place. The points he accumulated In his heat race and his qualifier sent him to the B main event. Those points also earned him a pole position start. The race was 15 laps and featured 16 cars. There was literally no room for error as only the top four would transfer onto the night’s A main event. Chiaramonte settled into second on the start and stayed there for the duration. The leader and Chiaramonte simply walked away from the field to earn their tickets to the main event.

For the Friday night main, Chiaramonte started in the 19th spot. The 30-lapper featured racing and an abundance of crashing. The Chili Bowl and crashing seem to go hand in hand as drivers advance forward on the small track in the world-famous SageNet Center. The main lived up to the reputation with crash after crash taking place. Where Chiaramonte started the race made him susceptible to the tangles as it was going to happen in front of him. However, the young driver kept his cool and stayed out of the destruction for the duration.

In the race, Chiaramonte started to advance forward just past the halfway point. He seesawed between 19th and 17th and was 18th with seven laps to go. After the last yellow flag slowed the race on lap 35, he powered the gorgeous black racecar forward to finish 14th.

“It is pretty hard on the Small track,” Chiaramonte said regarding the crashes on the tight track. “You try and look way ahead. You are just trying to miss everything that you can because that is more positions that you will get. If you are going backwards (by being involved in incidents), you are going to be way behind in points.”

Saturday saw Chiaramonte roll on the track for the first of two C main events. For a rookie at the Chili Bowl that is extremely impressive. Consider that there are 23 qualifying races on Saturday. The lowest point drivers started in a pair of O main events. Chiaramonte’s Performance on Friday that saw him score 115 points was good enough to put him in one of the one of the top four qualifiers of those 23 races. It also matched him with a field of drivers who were superstars.

Starting 14th in the 15-lap C main. Chiaramonte ran as high as 12th and ended up finishing 11th. It was another impressive showing for a 15-year-old rookie in a field of 20 cars of that was made up of seasoned drivers mostly seasoned veterans from around the country.

A surprise bonus for the team at the Chili Bowl was the addition of popular driver Thomas “T-Mez” Meseraull from San Jose, California. While he was competing with another team at the event, Davis brought him in to coach Chiaramonte and to set up the car as well. It was a tremendous boost for the teen in the prestigious race.

“Pete wanted somebody good to be coaching me and wrenching,” the personable Chiaramonte stated. “Pete has known T-Mez for a while so he just called him. T-Mez said he would do it. It was a lot of help. Me or my dad to not know a lot about midget stuff. It was good going into the weekend knowing we have somebody there knowing the setup. “

In five starts over two nights, Chiaramonte’s poise, confidence, and driving talent shined bright. He advanced forward from his starting position in three of the races. Only once did he finish in a worse position than he started. That was a one-spot drop with that second-place finish in the Friday B main. In one other race, the Friday qualifier, he finished where he started. All told, of the 365 drivers that raced, he placed 87th overall. A very impressive performance by a rookie driver.

As the full 2023 season is just around the corner, Chiaramonte and his team are making plans for a busy year. If you are interested in becoming a marketing partner with one of the most talented and personable young drivers in the sport, please feel free to call or e-mail Daniel Chiaramonte mailto:dchiaramonte@rtltraffic.com or (619) 988 7563.

Chiaramonte would like to thank the following marketing partners for making his racing possible. RTL Traffic Control and Equipment Rentals, AM Ortega, Impact Racing, and AIM Sports Data.

Braden Chiaramonte 2023 Results

January 13 Tulsa SageNet Center Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 14th A Main

January 14 Tulsa SageNet Center Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 12th C Main

Braden Chiaramonte 2022 Results

January 1 Tulsa Shootout Stock Non Wings 9th A Main

March 5 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

March 6 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 8th A Main

March 25 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 6th A Main

April 16 Bakersfield Speedway USAC Western States Midgets 9th A Main

April 23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 1st A Main

April 30 Barona Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

May 12 US 24 Raceway All In Transportation A Wingless Clash 13th A Main

May 13 US 24 Raceway All In Transportation A Wingless Clash 16th A Main

May 14 US 24 Raceway All In Transportation A Wingless Clash 5th L.C.Q.

May 21 Ventura Raceway USAC Western State Midgets 7th A Main

June 2 US 24 Raceway Performance Electronics Big Dance 12th A Main

June 3 US 24 Raceway Performance Electronics Big Dance 14th A Main

June 4 US 24 Raceway Performance Electronics Big Dance 8th Qualifier

June 11 Lemoore Jet Bowl Non-Wing Outlaw Micro 4th A Main

June 18 Merced Speedway USAC Western Midgets 10th A Main

July 15 Jefferson County Speedway USAC National Midgets 18th A Main

July 16 Jefferson County Speedway USAC National Midgets 16th A Main

August 4 Indianapolis Motor Speedway USAC National Midgets 5th D Main

August 26 Silver Dollar Speedway Winged 360 Sprint Cars 18th A Main

August 27 Placerville Speedway Winged 360 Sprint Cars 12th B Main

September 17 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint 1st A Main

September 23 Lil Texas Motor Speedway C. Bell’s Micro Mania 8th C Main

September 24 Lil Texas Motor Speedway C. Bell’s Micro Mania 22nd B Main

September 30 Silver Dollar Speedway Winged 360 Fall Nationals 7th D Main

October 1 Silver Dollar Speedway Winged 360 Fall Nationals 8th A Main

October 13 Lemoore Speedway Non-Wing Outlaw Cal Cup 7th B Main

October 13 Lemoore Speedway Winged Outlaw Cal Cup 14th A Main

October 14 Lemoore Speedway Non-Wing Outlaw Cal Cup 16th A Main

October 14 Lemoore Speedway Winged Outlaw Cal Cup 16th B Main

October 15 Lemoore Speedway Non-Wing Outlaw Cal Cup 9th A Main

October 15 Lemoore Speedway Winged Outlaw Cal Cup 7th B Main

October 21 Port City Raceway Keith Kunz Motorsports Giveback 8th A Main

October 22 Port City Raceway Keith Kunz Motorsports Giveback 15th A Main

November 11 Adobe Mountain Speedway Non-Wing Outlaw Tribute to Billy Shuman 2nd A Main

November 12 Adobe Mountain Speedway Non-Wing Outlaw Tribute to Billy Shuman 17th A Main

December 31 Tulsa Shootout Stock Non-Wing 7th B Main

December 31 Tulsa Shootout Outlaw Non-Wing 14th LCQ

December 31 Tulsa Shootout Outlaw-Winged 5th B Main

 

 

MADSEN AND KMS REUNITE

For Kerry Madsen and the Krikke Motorsport team, it had been a total of 1045 days since they haveraced together. However, last Wednesday night’s practice session at the Perth Motorplex ended the long separation, when Madsen jumped back behind the wheel of the WA # 2 Krikke Motorsport Maxim.

The 2020 Krikke Boys Shootout at Bunbury Speedway was the last occasion Madsen and the Krikke Motorsport team competed together, but Madsen has now returned to Australia after a three-year absence, and the team is looking forward to running this Saturday night’s $15,000 to win USA VS WA Speedweek Series finale at the Perth Motorplex – the first offour race meetings where they will run two cars – one for Kerry and the other for regular team driver Dayne Kingshott.

“We are excited about have Kerry back, as it’s been quite a while since he has strapped into one of the Krikke Motorsport race cars and gives us the opportunity to dial up our program for a few nights with two cars.” commented Krikke Motorsport team manager Ryan Krikke.

“Despite not having raced here in Australia for nearly three years, Kerry has done a lot of racing over in America, and we are confident of him hitting the ground running and being able to contend for the win.

“We will be running a two-car team with both Kerry and Dayne this Saturday night, it’s going to be a very busy time for the whole team, but we are well prepared and look forward to the challenge. Ideally, we want to see both cars up the front, and I strongly believe we’ve got the gear and two very capable drivers to do that. Apart from this Saturday night, we will be running a two-car team for the Australian Championship weekend and the following weekend’s Krikke Boys Shootout.”

After last Saturday night’s USA VS WA Speedweek Series finale, Madsen and the Krikke Motorsport team will head over to east coast to compete in the King’s Challenge (January 26 at Borderline Speedway) and the Grand Annual Classic (January 27, 28 and 29 at Premier Speedway). After that, they will return to the west coast for the Prelude to the Championship (February 8 at the Perth Motorplex) and then compete as a two-car team in the Australian Championship (February 10 and 11 at the Perth Motorplex) and the Krikke Boys Shootout (February 18 at the Perth Motorplex).

The Krikke Motorsport team would like to thank their 2022-23 season supporters:

• Mobil 1
• Bunbury Toyota
• Maxwill Racing Engines
• PWR Performance Products
• Redline Media
• RPM Race Products
• Taralea Farms Macadamias
• Performance Racegear
• P1 Advanced Racewear
• Number 4 Composites
• Resolve Automotive Spraypainters
• Blackbeard Designs
• JP Signs
• Krikkemotorsport.store

The Krikke Motorsport merchandise, along with a limited range of discounted merchandise from previous seasons, is available at the team’s online store. To view and purchase your merchandise, visit our online store: krikkemotorsport.store

To keep up to date with the Krikke Motorsport team, visit their website at krikkemotorsport.com.au or follow them on their social-media channels – Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter – by searching Krikke Motorsport.

 


 

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing to debut new look in All Star lidlifter at Senoia Raceway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (January 19, 2023) – “Double-D” Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will ignite the new year in traditional, southern swing fashion, set to join the All Star Circuit of Champions in a two-day visit to Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia, on Friday and Saturday, February 3-4. Dietrich, certainly no stranger to All Star competition with four victories amassed in 2022, will chase a weekend share equaling $18,000 in his Peach State stay – $8,000 in Friday’s opener and $10,000 in Saturday’s All Star finale.

Also making its debut during Senoia Raceway’s All Star doubleheader will be Gary Kauffman’s No. 48, now supporting an updated color scheme featuring the team’s primary and secondary partners. In addition to Sandoe’s Fruit Market, major partners returning to Gary Kauffman Racing in 2023 include Weikert’s Livestock, Pace Performance, #1 Cochran Expressway – formally Sweeney Cars – Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Self Made Racing, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, East Park Automotive, and Bollinger Construction. Fans can pre-purchase new merchandise featuring the 2023 color scheme immediately at www.dannydietrich.com/merch.

In addition to their visit to Senoia Raceway, Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will join the All Star Circuit of Champions and World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series during Volusia Speedway Park’s annual DIRTcar Nationals on Tuesday through Saturday, February 7-11. The first two nights will feature the All Stars followed by three straight days of World of Outlaws competition.

“We’re ready to get the new year rolling,” Dietrich stated, who has over 120 races on his 2023 agenda. “We have a pretty big slate ahead so the plan is to use the Georgia and Florida swing as a great kick start to the new year. There are a lot of people who make this whole thing possible, most importantly Gary Kauffman. He’s been behind us from day one and we wouldn’t be in this position without him.

“Our goal is to win 20 shows this year,” Dietrich added. “I think that’s something we can achieve and we’ll work to accomplish that.”

ON DECK:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will kick-off their 2023 campaign with All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia, on Friday and Saturday, February 3-4.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, #1 Cochran Expressway, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Self Made Racing, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, East Park Automotive Inc., RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc, Bollinger Construction, Blud Lubricants.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gkrracing
Twitter: www.twitter.com/dannydietrich
Merchandise: www.dannydietrich.com/merch
News: www.dannydietrich.com
News: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch High Limit Racing Series online at www.floracing.com.

STATS:
2023 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: N/A
Top-10s: N/A
Wins: N/A

2023 Highlights:

2022 Wins: 14 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/26), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/2), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/16), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/30), (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/3), (Lincoln Speedway – Steve Smith Tribute [$19,000]: 6/4) (Attica Raceway Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/10) (Limaland Motorsports Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/17) (Selinsgrove Speedway – PA Sprint Speedweek Finale | Opperman-Bogar-Heintzelman Memorial [$10,099]: 7/3) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 7/24) (Port Royal Speedway | Living Legends Dream Race: 7/30) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Lincoln Speedway | Night of Champions: 10/15)

 

WELCOME ABOARD: Hill’s Racing and Cigar Port aid in Abreu’s Chili Bowl success
ByTyler Altmeyer
Jan 19, 2023

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

ST. HELENA, Calif. (January 19, 2023) – St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu and Keith Kunz Motorsports made their 2023 Chili Bowl Nationals effort loud and clear at the Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and although the former two-time champion was unable to secure a third-ever feat, concluding his campaign 21st in Saturday’s 55-lap rundown, Abreu accomplished head turning results along the way including a podium outcome in the annual Race of Champions, followed by a preliminary night victory – a sixth consecutive and the eighth of his career.

Accompanying Abreu in his 2023 Chili Bowl efforts were Hill’s Racing and Cigar Port, each recognizable entities in the open wheel world and now officially affiliated with Rico Abreu for the 2023 season.

Cigar Port, located on the Six Nations of the Grand River territory near Brantford, Canada, with climate-controlled facilities in Nicaragua, is a leading provider of authentic, premium cigars from some of the world’s most respected producers. They offer exclusive distribution rights to a wide selection of global brand names at direct-from-source pricing, which allows Cigar Port to offer valued customers the utmost quality and affordability – tax and duty free.

“We were privileged to have Hill’s Racing and Cigar Port join our efforts at the Chili Bowl. Miles Hill has been involved in motorsports for a long time and his love and support for open wheel racing is pretty remarkable. He was a big part in making our Chili Bowl preliminary stretch continue,” stated Abreu. “I’m excited to continue this relationship in the future and earn even bigger results.”

Those who want to learn more about Cigar Port including their online availability and brands should visit the entity online at www.cigarport.ca.

RICO SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rico_abreu
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/
Merchandise: https://shop.ricoabreu.com/collections/all

 

 

PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS RACE CAR & TRADE SHOW 2023

Opening Day of Pioneer Pole Building Motorsports 2023 Show Fri., Jan. 20 To Feature Billy Pauch, Bruce Larson Autograph Sessions; Aqua Duck Water Transport Ms. Motorsports 2023 Pageant; EZ Works Happy Hour Starts at 5:00 PM, Over 200 Race Cars, More Than 100 Exhibits Await

Oaks, PA - Doors at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center swing open at 2 PM on Friday, January 20 for the first day of the 2023 Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Show.

New this year is the EZ Work Trucks Happy Hour Friday. From 5 PM to 9 PM, two tickets can be purchased to the show for just $20. There will also be beer specials.

Opening Day highlights include meet and greet autograph sessions with Dirt Modified legend Billy Pauch and Drag Racing pioneer Bruce Larson at 5:30 PM and 6 PM respectively. Pauch returns at 6:30 PM, joined by several of his fellow competitors for some fun conversation.

At 8 PM, the Aqua Duck Water Transport Ms. Motorsports Pageant begins where reigning Ms. Motorsports Morgan Rochelle-Bealer will crown her successor.

Thanks to Aqua-Duck, this year’s winner will receive $2,500 and the swim suit winner $500. As of Thursday, 17 contestants have registered; entries will be accepted until 1 PM on Friday.

Early arriving ticket holders may enter the PPB Motorsports Show D-Hall Stage Area starting at 1 PM, one hour before the rest of the show officially opens.

Pauch’s first of two appearances at the show Friday will include a book signing of “The Last Cowboy: The Life And Times of Billy Pauch” and a special show autograph poster.

The 6:30 appearance, on the D Hall Stage, will feature Pauch joined by several of his fellow competitors and friends in a roundtable fun talk about the past. Guests include Jimmy Horton, Fred Rahmer, Billy Osmun, Glenn Fitzcharlesand Wade Hendrickson.

Bruce Larson goes on stage at 6 PM to discuss his Hall of Fame drag racing career and give insight on going down a strip at record speeds. Larson’s famed Funny Car will be on display during the entire event in the “Showcase Race Car” area located directly inside A-Hall. There, Larson will be signing autographs off and on during the entire show including a time directly after the stage appearance Friday.

New to the show this year is a “Showcase exhibit” of several special cars on display. This area, located near the front entrance in A-Hall will include a Ryan Preece No. 41 Stewart-Haas Ford Mustang NASCAR Next Gen Cup series show car.

On Saturday at 3 PM Preece will be on stage talking about his full-time return to the Cup series this season and his past victory last season on the NASCAR Truck series. He’ll then sign autographs next to the United Rentals No. 41 from 3:30 to 5:30.

Former NHRA champion Bruce Larson will have his championship-winning Funny Car in the Showcase area as well. Larson will be available for autographs, photos, and talk with fans during the majority of the show.

A Tribute to Billy Pauch Sr. will be conducted during the entire show with a showing of cars he drove and a special 50-foot wall of pictures. Two stage show tributes are also planned.

Pauch will be available during the show on Friday and Saturday to sign copies of “THE LAST COWBOY: The Life and Times of Billy Pauch” which will be available for sale at the show.

Several of the Pioneer Pole Building-sponsored race cars will be part of nearly 200 race cars of all kinds on display. Race cars will range from a small in size Quarter Midget driven by children to a Monster Truck. Circle track cars will be featured, but drag cars and land speed record vehicles will also be on display.

World Racing Group, a long-time Motorsports Show exhibitor, will give away two comprehensive Super DIRT Week tickets. The winners will be chosen from a drawing Saturday afternoon. World Racing Group’s Super DIRT Series booth will be graced with the No. 8H Modified driven on the SDS circuit by Max McLaughlin.

Other speedways and organizations will use the show to announce their plans for the new season. A continuous offering of informative racer seminars will make Motorsports Saturday a very important day for racers.

On Friday at 8 PM the Aqua-Duck Water Transport sponsored Ms. Motorsports pageant will be held. Thanks to Aqua-Duck, this year’s winner will receive $2,500 and the sw¬im suit winner $500. Contestants are urged to enter in advance.

The RAACE Foundation-sponsored Big Wheel races will be held on Saturday at 2 PM in three age groups from 3 to 9. No pre-entry is needed, children with their parents must check in at the stage area prior to 1 PM. Big Wheels are supplied.

Show hours will run 2-9 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are available at the door beginning one hour before the show opens. Free parking surrounding the Expo Center.

Motorsportstradeshow.com is your location for up-to-date event autograph, show, and seminar schedules.

Tickets are available at the box office one hour prior to the show opening each day. The A-Hall entrance allows early entry into D-Hall.

Complete Friday Show Schedule

1:00 PM: Box Office Opens at A-Hall Entrance only.

1:00 PM: PRE-SHOW EXHIBITS & INFORMATION (A-Hall Entrance Only) - The public is invited to enter the D-Hall Stage Area starting one-hour before the rest of the show opens. You must have a ticket for the show which opens at 2 PM. This will allow you easy entrance to the show when it is officially opened.

2:00 PM: Show Opens to the public

5:30 PM: AUTOGRAPHS: (D Hall Tribute Area) - BILLY PAUCH will be signing copies of “The Last Cowboy: The Life And Times of Billy Pauch” and a special show autograph poster along with greet fans and posing for photos.

6:00 - 6:30 PM: BRUCE LARSON - ONE-ON-ONE WITH THE FANS (D-Hall Stage) - The NHRA Funny Car Championship in 1989, Larson will go to the stage to discuss his Hall of Fame drag racing career and give insight on going down a strip in record speeds. Larson’s famed Funny Car will be on display during the entire event in the “Showcase Race Car” area located directly inside A-Hall. There Larson will be signing autographs off and on during the entire show including a time directly after his speech.

6:30 PM: BILLY PAUCH AND FRIENDS: (D Hall Stage) - BILLY PAUCH will be joined by several of his felllow competitors and friends in a roundtable fun talk about the past. Guest include JIMMY HORTON, FRED RAHMER, BILLY OSMUN, GLENN FITZCHARLES and WADE HENDRICKSON in some fun conversation.

8:00 PM: MS. MOTORSPORTS COMPETITION sponsored by Aqua-Duck Water Transport (D Hall Stage)

 

 

Grosso Takes Control of New Egypt Speedway

(January 18, 2022):

This past Monday, January 16th, the New Egypt Speedway began a new chapter in its storied history. Rick Grosso, Jr. signed a deal acquiring control of the central Jersey facility from Fred Vahlsing. The agreement by Grosso puts the speedway back into the hands of the family that put it on the map 25 years ago when they rebuilt it into an award-winning dirt track.

"I am happy to announce that New Egypt is once again part of our family," stated a happy Grosso after inking the deal. "We put a lot of hard work into building the track and operating it for 9 seasons (1998-2006), and I am looking forward to regaining our reputation as the region's premier speedway."

A 2023 schedule has already been put together and will be released this weekend at the Motorsports Race Car and Trade Show in Oaks, PA. NES will have a booth and will also be selling 2023 Pit passes and parking spots. Drivers are encouraged to sign up at the tracks display for the upcoming season.

Grosso is currently working on putting together his leadership team and officials for this year. The same divisions from 2022 will be featured each Saturday during the season, with many exciting changes to be announced in the next few weeks. Among these announcements will be rules packages, purse structure, track and facility improvements and driver commitments to name a few.

Please watch all of our social media pages (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter) and our website (www.newegyptspeedway.net) for all speedway information about the upcoming season.

 

 

50th ANNUAL RPM@DAYTONA WORKSHOPS SET TO GO FEBRUARY 13 & 14 AT THE SHORES RESORT & SPA IN DAYTONA - RPM@DAYTONA WORKSHOPS “ATTENDEE” CONTINUES
- Discounted Rooms Still Available at the Shores Until Monday, January 23, 2023 -

Daytona Beach, Florida (January 18, 2023) – The 50th Annual RPM@Daytona Workshops will celebrate it’s Golden Anniversary at the Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach Shores, Florida, February 12th, 13th and 14th.

Registration for the 50th Annual RPM@Daytona Workshops are now open. Registration online can be completed here; www.myracepass.com/events/433221/tickets or the form located here (www.promotersnewsletter.com/daytona-apply-offline/) may be filled out and returned to RPM via fax (716.685.0923) or e-mail: info@racingpromomonthly.com. This and more information can be found at www.promotersnewsletter.com. There is no “late registration” fee and registrations may be completed “at the door”.

The Shores Resort & Spa, has become the “host” hotel for the for RPM attendees and exhibitors with short notice and will surely play as a gracious host to the compelling sessions that will assemble the “Golden Anniversary” 50th Annual RPM@Daytona Workshop sessions.

A packed agenda stands in front of attendees of the 49th Annual RPM@Daytona Workshops at the Plaza Resort & Spa, which will see several new presentations including former New England superstar racer “Dynamite” Dave Dion, Renee Dupuis, Megan Hazel, Brett Deyo and others, who will bring a unique and dedicated dynamic to the loaded two-days of the Workshops.

The 47th Annual Auto Racing Promoter of the Year will also be introduced in a new session, brought to you by MyRacePass called “The Final Lap” dedicating the last hour of the Workshops on the final day to further networking and learning.

If you are looking to make reservations, make them now; the 50th Annual RPM@Daytona Workshops take place, Monday, February 13 and Tuesday, February 14 at the Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach Shores, Florida. Rooms can be booked here; https://be.synxis.com/?Hotel=17713&Chain=5433&arrive=2023-02-10&depart=2023-02-16&adult=1&child=0&group=2302RPMRAC - Reservation Phone Line: 386-767-3750. Please Note: If you have previously made reservations at The Plaza, those reservations will not transfer to the Shores and a new reservation must be made.

The 50th Annual RPM Workshops in Reno or Daytona stand as a "can't miss" event for track promoters nationwide. The 51st Annual RPM@Reno Western Workshops will take place, November 28, 29 & 30, 2023.

The Racing Promotion Monthly (RPM) Newsletter and RPM Workshops provide an educational and networking program to the motorsports industry. The program provides media and meeting platforms which offer promoters, motorsports management, tracks, sanctions and companies a forum to share, educate and network within. The newsletter and workshops are services of Hoosier Racing Tire and K&K Insurance, with supporting sponsorship coming from Chevrolet Performance Products, RACEceiver, Moffet Productions, IMCA Racing, Eldorado Hotel and Casino, Simes Graphic Design, MyRacePass and Firethorn Marketing.

Further information regarding the RPM e-newsletters and workshops may be found at the company’s website, www.promotersnewsletter.com

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RPM@DAYTONA WORKSHOP SCHEDULE – Subject to change, additional topics and presenters

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2023;
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. RPM@DAYTONA Workshop Credentials **Exhibitors Area ***

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2023;
8:00 a.m. WORKSHOPS GUEST SERVICES DESK OPENS, Convention Area (Top Floor) at the Shores Advanced and late-entry credentials available.
8:30 a.m. WORKSHOPS TRADE SHOW OPENS, products and services for promoters and short tracks.
9:45 a.m. PROMOTERS’ WELCOME, The Eldorado Resort & Casino (Dennis version – introduce Joe Skotnicki for very brief welcome remarks…)
9:45 a.m. 50th Annual RPM@Daytona Workshops Opening
9:55 a.m. DAVE DION; The passionate racer that understands both sides.
10:15 a.m.; SEAN FOSTER; One of the “newest” promoters in short track racing, turns the tables on the room. As a new, young promoter, Foster is going to present what he’s learned and then ask the room the questions to help him advance his business. A new session for the Workshops.
11:00 p.m. TBD; “Special Guest”
12:00-1:25 p.m. LUNCH BREAK
1:25 p.m. WORKSHOP RECONVENES, announcements and introduction of special guests;
PAUL UNDERWOOD – K&K Insurance (May be Steve Sinclair Speaking)
PAUL MENTING – Hoosier Racing Tire
1:45 p.m. CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE; STATE OF THE CRATE, Chevrolet Performance, “State of the Crate” direct from one of the top executives at Chevrolet Performance.
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – EXHIBITOR EXHIBITION TIME – Spend time with our vendors and enjoy a refreshment. There is a homework assignment. If you are a promoter, by the end of the show on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, collect and turn a business card from each vendor and your topic discussed with each exhibitor, that will be turned in at the registration desk. The Promoter with the most meaningful visits will win a prize announced at the final session of the Workshops presented by MyRacePass.

2:30-5:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions: .

THE K&K INSURANCE ROOM
2:45-3:45 p.m. “THE JODY SESSION” led by Renee Dupuis. Dupuis, a former racer, is an advocate of females in the sport and their success. She is now a promotional partner in the Monaco Modified Series she will lead an entire session devoted to “Women in the Promotional Business…” named after Jody Deery, this session will be featured at each workshop.
3:45-4:15 p.m. ADVANCES IN TIMING & SCORING led by Timing and Scoring Experts.

THE HOOSIER TIRE ROOM
2:45-3:45 p.m. TRACK SAFETY, IT’S IIN THE DETAILS; Joe Skotnicki and the Reverend Don Rivers
3:45-4:15 p.m. CHUCK DEERY’S SIGNATURE – 25 ideas session with new and refreshed ideas. The former Auto Racing Promoter of the Year and successful Promoter at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway in Wisc
3:30-4:15 p.m. TICKETS, TICKETS, TICKETS… RPM Takes a look at Ticketing.

MAIN ROOM;
4:15-5:00 p.m. ASK AN ARPY – Past Auto Racing Promoters of the Year take to the stage to answer a multitude of questions.

5:00 p.m. CLOSING REMARKS, ADJOURNMENT

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2023;

8:15 a.m. WORKSHOPS GUEST SERVICES DESK OPENS, Convention Area at the Eldorado Advanced and late-entry credentials available.
8:30 a.m. WORKSHOPS TRADE SHOW OPENS, Continental breakfast, products and services for promoters and short tracks.

9:30 a.m. WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS; Sponsor Presentations;

9:45 a.m. ARPY 46, JOE KOSISKI, Joe Kosiski, owner and operator of I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska and a Late Model Touring Series in the Midwest.
10:15 a.m. BRETT DEYO, Deyo has become one of the most successful ticketing selling promoters in the Northeast’s dense market. He is here to help you enhance your ticket sales with what he has found successful in the promotional world.
10:45 a.m. ANNUAL CASE LAW SUMMARY: Paul Tetreault, Agajanian, McFall, Weiss, Tetreault, & Crist, LLP review the the year’s case law decisions.
11:15 a.m. MOTORSPORTS, GENERAL LAW DISCUSSION; Tetreault updates attendees on the circumstances that surround our environment (open to written questions).
12:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. LUNCH BREAK

1:30 p.m. WORKSHOP RECONVENES, followed by Concurrent Sessions: with influential topics presented in two rooms.

THE K&K INSURANCE ROOM
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – PRO-BONO HOUR, Tetreault takes an hour to discuss topics individually.
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. – THE LIVE STREAM – A-TO-Z;
3:00-3:45 p.m. – A LOOK AT RACE TRACK ACCOUNTING;

THE HOOSIER TIRE ROOM

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. – FAN INTERACTION, A “HOW TO”, Megan Hazel, World Racing Group
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. – THE ART OF THE PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM AND ANNOUNCING; Ralph Sheheen
3:00-3:45 p.m. – CONCESSIONS, WHAT SELLS? WHAT DOESN’T? SPECIALTY ITEMS?

MAIN ROOM
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. – MYRACEPASS PRESENTS "THE FINAL LAP"; 5 minutes with Josh Holt, meet the RPM “Event of the Year” winner and the introduction of the 47th Auto-Racing Promoter of the Year

5:00 p.m. ADJOURNMENT: Enjoy, please remain safe, with a safe journey home or continuing enjoying the exciting racing action throughout Volusia County and all of Florida.

Please note that this a preliminary schedule that is a tentative draft, with subjects and topics that may change.

 

 

24 POWRi WAR Sprint League Events Slated for 2023 Competition
Belleville, IL. (1/18/23) Highly anticipated events on fan-favorite and familiar running grounds are on the yearly schedule for the 2023 POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League with twenty-four tentative events spanning nine separate venues throughout the Midwest.

Setting an economic-friendly schedule of competition, drivers will see open-wheel action from March until October as the POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League kicks off the season at Springfield Raceway on March 25th battling for $3000 to win while paying $300 to start the feature event.

Five visits to the POWRi WAR home facility of ‘The Lake’ will scatter throughout the season including; May 27th for the LOS Spring Nationals, the Fourth Annual POWRi Non-Wing Nationals on September 2-3, and the Inaugural Halloween Havoc slated to complete the season on October 27-28.

Continuing with the traditions and successes of previous years, POWRi WAR will once again return to Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex for the MO-Mid State Nationals on Friday, May 5th followed by the Twelfth Annual Open Wheel Showdown at Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday, May 6th. Both events will see the POWRi National & West Midget Leagues also on the racing docket.

Stand-alone single-night showcases will see POWRi WAR visit I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa MO for the Open Classic with MWRA, the iconic tight-corners of Double X Speedway for the Tribute to Jesse on Sunday, May 28th, as well as League returns to the always exciting Central Missouri Speedway in Warrensburg, MO on June 17th, and July 29th.

Serving as a staple of POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League competition, Valley Speedway once again is sprinkled throughout the year with a trio of trips tentatively scheduled including; May 13th, the Lawson Memorial on July 15th, and the King of Kansas City on August 26th.

Finding fresh running grounds in 2023, Bolivar Speedway in Bolivar Missouri will see the POWRi WAR Sprinters splitting time between their pair of tracks with a visit to the quarter-mile on Saturday, July 22nd as well as a trip to the three-eighths-mile track on Friday, August 25th.

One of the biggest honorary events every year for the POWRi WAR Sprint League continues as the Diamond of the Dirt Tracks hosts the Thirteenth Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial on September 14-16 at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland Missouri.

POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint Car League 2023 Schedule:
3/25/2023 | Springfield Raceway | Springfield, MO | Season Opener – $3K to Win/$300 to Start.
4/29/2023 | I-70 Motorsports Park | Odessa, MO | Open Wheel Classic w/ MWRA
5/5/2023 | Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex | Sweet Springs, MO | Mid-State Nationals
5/6/2023 | Lucas Oil Speedway | Wheatland, MO | 12th Annual Open Wheel Showdown
5/13/2023 | Valley Speedway | Grain Valley, MO
5/27/2023 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Eldon, MO | Spring Sprint Nationals
5/28/2023 | Double X Speedway | California, MO | Tribute to Jesse
6/17/2023 | Central Missouri Speedway | Warrensburg, MO
7/14/2023 | TBA
7/15/2023 | Valley Speedway | Grain Valley, MO | Lawson Memorial
7/21/2023 | TBA
7/22/2023 | Bolivar Speedway – 1/4 Mile | Bolivar, MO
7/29/2023 | Central Missouri Speedway | Warrensburg, MO
8/25/2023 | Bolivar Speedway – 3/8 Mile | Bolivar, MO
8/26/2023 | Valley Speedway | Grain Valley, MO | King of Kansas City
9/2/2023 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Eldon, MO | Wing & Non-Wing Nationals
9/3/2023 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Eldon, MO | Wing & Non-Wing Nationals
9/14/2023 | Lucas Oil Speedway | Wheatland, MO | 13th Annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial
9/15/2023 | Lucas Oil Speedway | Wheatland, MO | 13th Annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial
9/16/2023 | Lucas Oil Speedway | Wheatland, MO | 13th Annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial
9/29/2023 | TBA
9/30/2023 | TBA
10/27/2023 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Eldon, MO | Halloween Havoc
10/28/2023 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Eldon, MO | Halloween Havoc

Schedule is subject to alterations and cancelations with TBA events currently being finalized, future updates will be posted as confirmed. In order to be eligible for the point fund, members must participate in at least 80% of the completed events during the season.

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

FROM ENGLAND TO VOLUSIA: Ryan Harrison making trip across the pond for Germfree Southern Sprint Car Shootout

BARBERVILLE, FL (Jan. 17, 2023) – Ryan Harrison and his family have made a tradition of venturing from their North Hampshire home in England to Volusia Speedway Park in Florida for Speedweeks the last few years.

This year, he’ll be a part of it, racing with the United Sprint Car Series during the inaugural Germfree Southern Sprint Car Shootout, Jan. 26-28.

The Englishman has made the trip across the pond to race Sprint Cars for the past five years, but this season will mark his first opportunity to race at “The World’s Fastest Half-Mile.” And to make sure he’s coming with the best equipment possible; he’s purchased a car from NASCAR driver Alex Bowman, which was built by iconic Sprint Car mechanic and engine builder Joe Gaerte.

It's not a cheap venture, though. Roundtrip tickets from England to Orlando – where is car and trailer are stored – can cost more than $1,500. There are a few hundred dollars in tires and fuel. Then, the purchase of the car and motor is a five-digit number alone.

But the thrill of the journey and passion he's built for the sport has made it all worth it each time.

“The whole involvement of the whole thing,” he said. “The car prep. Working on it. The people involved with it. The organizations. The way it's run. It’s very professional. The speed. I love everything about it. As soon as you turn up to the track, it’s like, ‘Wow.’”

Harrison has been racing for 15 years, mostly BriSCA F1 Stock Cars in the UK. By random occurrence a few years back, Bob Hackel, who races Northeast modifieds in the America, saw a picture of Harrison’s BriSCA F1 on Facebook and messaged him to say, “Cool car.” Harrison thought the same of Hackel’s modified and return the favor, a simple conversation that led to a new adventure.

“Within a week of speaking to him on Facebook messenger, he offered me a ride in his Sportsman,” Harrison said. “He said, ‘What you have to do is come over, put fuel in the car, pay for the damage and pay for the tires.’ Within a week, I was booked, I was in a plane. I went to a four-day event.

“I had a load of fun. He said, ‘Why don’t you buy one and keep it here?’ I said, if I was to do anything I’d really like a Sprint Car. He said, ‘Well, buy a Sprint Car then and keep it here.’ It sounds crazy, but within a week or two, my dad was on a plane, he was going to New York and we bought a Sprint Car from someone in New York.”

Harrison ran 11 races with the Empire Super Sprint Series in the Northeast between 2018 and 2019. Then, a family friend of Hackel, who lived in Orlando, let Harrison keep his car and trailer at his place so he could race in Florida during Speedweeks.

He's been able to build his Sprint Car program each year. He went from trying to make a show to searching for top-10 finishes, then top-five finishes and now wins. He picked up his first Sprint Car victory last year with the United Sprint Car Series at Travelers Rest Speedway in South Carolina.

This year, with the car he’s purchasing from Bowman – which was driven by the NASCAR driver a few times in 2022 – Harrison will have a two-car program. One will be his main car, the other will be his backup.

While he has that safety net, he still emphasized he can’t afford to flip or wreck his equipment. That could be the difference between a successful trip or a short one.

“We obviously don’t have endless amounts of money,” Harrison said. “It’s costing us a small fortune being over there. Plus being away from work. Kind of a double whammy. So, we’re putting a lot of time and effort into doing it. I can’t afford to wreck it. I have to be really smart with driving. I can’t afford to be upside down. If that happens, the trips are going to be less and less. We never book a trip until we finish the first one. Once we finish, as long as everything is intact, we’ll plan the next one before we leave.”

Harrison has several sponsors that support him, all from the UK. Many of which will travel to the U.S. with him to watch him race.

He initially told himself he would only do the traveling back and forth for three years. But he can’t get enough of it, he said. All he wants is more.

“I’m like foaming at the mouth,” Harrison said about coming back this year. “I’m ready for it. Come on let’s go. You enjoy the whole trip. You enjoy being on the road, looking around the country. Big [semitrucks] doing 75 mph, and you’re like, ‘This is crazy.’ We’re living the dream. That’s all we can say, we’re living the dream. As long as we can live it, we will.”

The Germfree Southern Sprint Car Shootout will feature the United Sprint Car Series’ first time back at Volusia Speedway Park in 18 years. To watch Harrison and the rest of the Sprint Car stars in the show, tickets will be available at the gate.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all the action live on DIRTVision.

 

 

Must See Racing

PERRYSBURG, Ohio (Jan. 15, 2023) – Must See Racing recognized its top drivers and teams from the 2022 season during the sanctioning body’s Night of Champions celebration Saturday at Quality Inn Perrysburg.

Chief among the banquet’s honored guests were Must See Racing National Sprint Car Series champion Charlie Schultz and Must See Racing Midwest Lights titlist Cody Gallogly.

Both drivers earned their first Must See Racing championships last year.

Schultz’s title run was one for the ages, as he rallied back on the final night of the season to upset point leader Joe Liguori for the crown. A podium finish was enough for Schultz to supplant Liguori, who battled drive line issues during the finale at Pennsylvania’s Jennerstown Speedway.

The Ohio veteran used his championship speech to honor his father Al, who suffered a stroke two days prior to the banquet but was “recovering well” as of Saturday night.

“My mom and dad wanted to be here tonight, but with my dad’s health that wasn’t possible,” Schultz noted. “I want us all to raise our glasses to all our dads, both with us and no longer with us, for making us all who we are today. Racing is a family sport, and without them, none of us would be in this room.

“Sportsmanship goes a long way, and this year’s battle with Joe and his team was one I’ll always remember,” Schultz continued. “He helped me out a lot, I helped him a lot, and at the end of the day we went out and battled each other as hard as we could on the race track. That’s what it’s all about. The goal since we came back to sprint cars was to win a championship, and realizing that this year means so much to us as a family and to John Reiser and everyone involved with our No. 9s team.

“Now we’ve got a new goal, and that’s to go out and try to win the whole thing again this year.”

Gallogly dominated the Midwest Lights season, leading the crate sprint car tour in wins and fast times over the course of the year.

A sense of family was also evident in Gallogly’s speech, as his father is battling valiantly against brain cancer.

“My wife wrote me a speech, but we’ll see how this goes,” Gallogly joked.

“After I went dirt racing and got my teeth knocked in, going back pavement racing was the right decision for my family and my wallet,” he added. “In all seriousness, we have a great series and a great field with Must See Racing and this season has been the best decision I’ve made in a long time. … Racing is so much more than driving a race car; it’s about meeting new people and making special memories.

“My parents couldn’t be here, but I thank them for supporting me even though times have been tough. I was able to share this year with my dad, and that means the world to me. If I can be half the man he is some day, then I’ll be grateful.”

Among the other Must See Racing national honorees Saturday was Brad Ringer, crew chief for Liguori, who received Crew Chief of the Year honors. Liguori and Schultz were named co-recipients of the Driver of the Year award, while John Reiser secured Car Owner of the Year laurels.

Additional Midwest Lights award recipients included Andrew Bogusz (Rookie of the Year), Terry Bogusz (Crew Chief of the Year), and Jon Henes (Car Owner of the Year).

The night’s highest honor, the Jerry Caryer Ironman Award for commitment to Must See Racing, was presented to Schultz as the driver who both made the most feature starts over the last five seasons and best exemplified loyalty to pavement sprint car racing as a whole.

Schultz joined Tom Jewell (2021) as the second recipient of the perpetual honor, which is housed at Must See Racing’s series headquarters in Holly, Mich.

With the 2022 season officially in the books, Must See Racing will kick off its 2023 campaign with the Midwest Lights opener at Lorain (Ohio) Raceway Park on April 22.

The national series kickoff will be May 20 at Michigan’s Berlin Raceway with the opening round of the Engine Pro Fast Car Dash.

For more news and information on Must See Racing, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

Must See Racing National Awards

Hard Luck Award: Tom Geren Perseverance Award: Jeff Bloom Rising Star Award: Joshua Sexton Sportsmanship Award: Gene Fogle/White Hare Racing Most Improved Driver: Rick Holley Best Appearing Car: Charlie Schultz Fast Qualifier of the Year: Joe Liguori Hard Charger of the Year: Joe Liguori Golden Steering Wheel: Tom Jewell Crew Chief of the Year: Brad Ringer Car Owner of the Year: John Reiser Driver of the Year: Charlie Schultz/Joe Liguori (co-recipients) Jerry Caryer Ironman: Charlie Schultz

Must See Racing Midwest Lights Awards

Hard Luck Award: Lauren DePasquale Perseverance Award: Tim Henthorne Spark Plug Award: Junior Gould Rising Star Award: Charlie Baur Sportsmanship Award: Steve Sexton/Team 151 Most Improved Driver: Joshua Sexton Best Appearing Car: Cody Gallogly Fast Qualifier of the Year: Cody Gallogly Hard Charger of the Year: J.J. Henes Rookie of the Year: Andrew Bogusz Crew Chief of the Year: Terry Bogusz Car Owner of the Year: Jon Henes Driver of the Year: Cody Gallogly

 

 

Tanner Carrick Kicks 2023 Off at Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA: Tanner Carrick had a quick winter as per usual. This past week, the Lincoln, CA driver kicked his 2023 season off at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals where he recorded a fifth-place finish on his qualifying night and ultimately finished 10th in the Saturday night ‘B’.

“We had a really good car all week,” Tanner Carrick said. “During our qualifying night we made a lot of headway in the feature, and then on Saturday we were just a little too tight and it hurt us as we were in position to battle for a transfer into the big show.”

Taking advantage of some early track time on Monday, Carrick took part in the VIROC exhibition race and put his CVC/Cemex backed Keith Kunz Motorsports entry to the early test.

Going form 15th to 11th in the feature, Carrick was pleased with the early laps and his team went to work on his entry before his qualifying night on Thursday.

Thursday’s action kicked off with the Lincoln, CA driver lining up on the front row of his heat race. Unable to get the jump, Carrick was able to maintain the second position which was vital in Chili Bowl format with points up for grabs.

Finishing second, Carrick transferred into a qualifier where he lined up on the pole and needed to win to ensure a transfer into the Thursday night feature event. Getting a great jump, Carrick took care of business from the front row as he picked up the win and eventually found himself 11th in nightly points which was good enough to transfer him into the feature and put him in the sixth row.

Starting mid pack, Carrick had his elbows up on what turned into a tricky track surface as it would get abrasive and narrow. With each pass bettering his Saturday night starting position, Carrick was methodical in his dealings as he quietly worked his way into the top five.

When the dust settled on his preliminary night feature, Carrick brough home a fifth-place finish which ultimately lined him up in the fourth row on the second ‘B’ on Saturday night.

As Saturday night’s second ‘B’ went green, Carrick was hard on the throttle as he looked to race his way into the 55-lap Chili Bowl feature event. Needing to run inside the Top-7 to transfer, Carrick maintained the seventh and final transfer position in the opening laps as he wrestled a snug car around the Tulsa Expo Raceway.

Dropping back to ninth, Carrick would race back up to sixth on the 14th lap but a huge bike dropped him back to eight as he was on the outside and looking in.

Pushing as hard as he could over the course of the final six laps of the race, Carrick would bike on the cushion again as he ultimately slipped back to 10th and ended his 2023 Chili Bowl.

“I really have to thank everyone at KKM for all their hard work,” Carrick said. “It is a grueling week, they bring a ton of cars, and at the end of the day we had a shot race into the ‘A’, we just came up a little short.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, Hanson Truss, Eddie’s Lincoln Auto Body, Simpson Strong-Tie, A&A Concrete Supply, Kaeding Performance, and Arai for their continued support

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 2, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 1, Top 10’s: 1

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick’s next event is TBD.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1, and by clicking over to www.tannercarrick.com.

 

 

Farmer Phil doing it on his terms
All Star Legend Phil Lock has been MIA this season after an accident put him on the side lines at the 360
Australia Title last year. But with the upcoming Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge on
the calendar Locky has been getting toey. “I haven’t missed a Challenge yet and really didn’t want to this
season. It’s been playing on my mind for a few months and I really didn’t want the accident to decide when I
would retire from racing, I want to do it on my terms. So after a lot of discussion with Nicole, Murray and
the entire family/team we have decided to sit back in the seat and have another go.” Locky told us. The team
have purchased another car, slotted their 360 into it will be lined up in the dummy grid at Simpson for the
Challenge.
“We are absolutely rapt to have Locky back with us. He is a big part of our All Star family and has been
missed this season. Up until a couple of seasons ago he hadn’t missed a show and for those that might be
interested in the stats this will be his 119th series round. When we say we are rapt to have him back we also
mean we are rapt to have the entire Team Lock return, Muzz, Jacko, Nicole, Kevin, Katrina, Jayden, Pary,
the In-laws, relations, friends etc. Locky always brings a tribe with him. Their dedication is amazing, and we
wish then nothing but the best of luck.” Searle says.
Make sure your there to be part of this very special event the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star
Challenge, Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway January 21st

 

2023 ACTION SPRINT TOUR SCHEDULES REVEALED

By Tommy Goudge

(January 14, 2023) – The Pinty’s Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Car series is ready for season six! Series officials are excited to announce a total of 25 AST sanctioned events in 2023, and combined championship points funds in excess of $35,000.

The 2023 calendar is anchored by eight Pinty’s AST National Series events, plus eight Surprenant Truck Shop AST East Series events, and nine Oakwood Transport AST West Series events. National events are scheduled for Brockville Ontario Speedway, Brighton Speedway, Ohsweken Speedway, and Humberstone Speedway. The West Series schedule also includes Merrittville Speedway along with Ohsweken and Humberstone, while the East Series schedule brings Upstate New York’s Can-Am Speedway into the AST fold for the first time, along with Cornwall Motor Speedway, and Brockville.

CASH ON THE LINE Pinty’s Delicious Foods is returning as the title sponsor of the Action Sprint Tour in 2023 and has added an additional $5,000 to the pot, allowing five more positions to be paid out from the national championship points fund; the 2023 national championship winner will be rewarded with $5,000, while 15th place in the national championship standings will pay $1,000.

Each regional championship will feature a $5,000 points fund, with $1,000 going to each regional champion. Surprenant Truck Shop and Oakwood Transport are the title sponsors for the two regional series, while Trailer Pros Canada, Corr/Pak Merchandising, and Hoosier Tire Canada are also supporting the Action Sprint Tour in 2023.

DETERMINING THE CHAMPIONSHIPS -The National championship standings will be tabulated using points totals from the eight National events combined with each driver’s best six results from any of the 17 total regional series events.

-The points standings for the two regional championships will be tabulated using each driver’s best six results from that region; best six out of eight East events, and best six out of nine West events.

TEAM INFO AND RULES UPDATES -AST National events will have AST officials on site directing race operations & technical inspection. The East and West series events will be designated races with regular purses and local track officials on site.

-The Hoosier Medium right rear tire will be mandatory at all AST events held at Brockville Ontario Speedway, Cornwall Motor Speedway, and Can-Am Speedway. Race teams may choose between the Hoosier Medium or HTC right rear tires at the other venues.

2023 ACTION SPRINT TOUR PINTY’S NATIONAL SERIES SCHEDULE 1. Saturday, July 22 – Brockville Ontario Speedway 2. Saturday, August 19 – Brockville Ontario Speedway 3. Saturday, September 2 – Brighton Speedway 4. Sunday, September 3 – Brighton Speedway 5. Friday, September 15 – Ohsweken Speedway 6. Saturday, September 16 – Ohsweken Speedway 7. Friday, September 29 – Humberstone Speedway 8. Saturday, September 30 – Humberstone Speedway

2023 ACTION SPRINT TOUR SURPRENANT TRUCK SHOP EAST SERIES SCHEDULE 1. Saturday, May 13 – Brockville Ontario Speedway 2. Saturday, June 3 – Brockville Ontario Speedway 3. Saturday, July 15 – Brockville Ontario Speedway 4. Friday, July 21 – Cam-Am Speedway 5. Sunday, July 23 – Cornwall Motor Speedway 6. Saturday, August 5 – Brockville Ontario Speedway 7. Sunday, August 20 – Cornwall Motor Speedway 8. Friday, September 8 – Can-Am Speedway

2023 ACTION SPRINT TOUR OAKWOOD TRANSPORT WEST SERIES SCHEDULE 1. Friday, June 9 – Ohsweken Speedway 2. Saturday, June 10 – Merrittville Speedway 3. Sunday, July 2 – Humberstone Speedway 4. Friday, July 7 – Ohsweken Speedway 5. Saturday, July 8 – Merrittville Speedway 6. Monday, August 14 – Ohsweken Speedway 7. Tuesday, August 15 – Ohsweken Speedway 8. Friday, August 25 – Ohsweken Speedway 9. Saturday, August 26 – Merrittville Speedway

ACTION SPRINT TOUR MEDIA Website: www.actionsprinttour.com Facebook: ActionSprintTour Twitter: @ActionSprints Instagram: @actionsprinttour YouTube: GForceTV

 

 

CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS

ALLENTOWN, PA, ATLANTIC CITY, NJ, TRENTON, NJ

Andy Mackereth Won The First Atlantic City Gambler’s Classic 20 Years Ago: Times, Names May Have Changed But Boardwalk Hall Mystique Endures

Atlantic City, NJ - Twenty years ago, on Saturday, January 18, 2003, Mississauga, ONT TQ Midget driver Andy Mackereth became the first Atlantic City Indoor Race winner in 22 years. The event marked the debut of Len Sammons promoted racing events at Boardwalk Hall, after a tradition that had started in 1965 by George Stockinger came to an end in 1981.

Fellow Canadian Stewart Friesen (who was 19 years-old at the time) was second to Mackereth and Watertown, N.Y.’s Tim McCreadie was third. Mackereth’s winner’s share was $2,000. Last year’s race winner Tim Buckwalter of Douglassville, PA collected a $5,000 first place check.

Two decades later, the mystique of Atlantic City, Boardwalk Hall, and the Indoor Auto Racing Series remains as powerful, if not moreso than it has ever been.

The most fascinating barometer in the 20 year time span is seen in the time trials. In 2003, Michael Roselli, Jr. set fast time with a 10.049 lap while racing around the hockey ring ice that was not removed!

In 2016, Ryan Flores of Davidson, N.C. set the current track record when he turned a lap of 7.937 nearly three seconds faster than Roselli had run 13 years earlier. With the ice and an inside guard rail removed the corners were rounded out. The track changes and the improvement to today’s TQ Midgets have made the racing better than ever!

This year’s Atlantic City event will provide thousands of spectators with two complete TQ Midget programs - a “Double Down” schedule - one on Friday, January 27th and a second on Saturday the 28th.

To make up for a Covid-19 cancellation in 2021, two complete Gambler’s Classics will be run. That will include two sets of time trials, heats, and ‘alphabet main events’ that will select two different starting fields for the 40 lap A Main each night.

The BELFOR Property Restoration TQ Midgets opened the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series fueled by VP Racing Fuels, inside Allentown, PA’s PPL Center on Saturday, January 7th. In one of the most exciting events in series history , Matawan, N.J. driver Anthony Sesely rim-road around the speedway to a win over Flores.

Sesely, a three-time Gambler’s Classic winner, enters this year’s event as a pre-race favorite. Flores, formerly from N.J. before moving south to work full-time for Roger Penske’s NASCAR Cup team, will be seeking his second victory inside historic Boardwalk Hall.

Prior to Saturday’s event Fan Fest will be held on the racing surface for those with lower level reserved tickets from 5 to 6:15. Drivers from the event as well as NHRA Funny Car champion Ron Capps will be signing autographs.

Joining the headline TQ Midgets will be the Slingshots, sponsored by Pa.’s Kutztown Action Track, the Hoosier Tire Champ Karts and the 600cc Dirt Micro Sprints. They’ll run qualifying events on Friday and their features on Saturday night.

Good seats for both night remain available at Ticketmaster, a direct link is available from the series web-site, indoorautoracing.com, or daily at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office where the price is increased by $5 the day of the event.

For those who cannot attend, the event will be available on DTD Pay-Per-View for $64.99 for the weekend or $34.99 for Friday and $39.99 for Saturday.

 

 

PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS 2023 SHOW

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE, WITH OUR THANKS

NASCAR Cup Driver, Modified Standout Ryan Preece Coming To Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2023 Show Sat., Jan. 21; New Ride, Stewart Haas No. 41 Show Car To Be Part Part Of Expansive ‘Showcase Cars’ Display

Oaks, PA - NASCAR Cup series driver Ryan Preece will be making a special appearance at the Pioneer Pole Building Motorsports 2023 Show to meet and greet his legions of fans at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. The event runs on Friday January 20th from 2 to 9 PM and Saturday, January 21 from 11 AM to 8 PM.

Preece, who will drive full-time on the NASCAR Cup Series this year for Stewart-Haas Racing, will go on stage on Saturday of the show from 3 to 3:30 for an interview to outline his busy racing season plans. Following the discussion, Preece will personally meet and greet fans at his United Rentals No. 41 Next Gen Ford Mustang near the front entrance of A-Hall from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM signing autographs.

Preece, 32, of Berlin, CT., has 115 previous NASCAR Cup starts, 62 Xfinity attempts, and 12 Truck races. The former NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, made the move to the Cup series after winning two NASCAR Xfinity races. This past year he won two NASCAR Truck races.

While he now lives in North Carolina, Preece has not forgotten his roots. He will continue his 16-year NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour career when he can this year which consisted of 171 starts, 25 victories, a 2013 Series title and four title runnerup finishes, in 2009, 2012, 2014, and 2015.

Former NHRA champion Bruce Larson will have his championship winning Funny Car in the Showcase area as well. Larson will be available for autographs, photos and talk with fans during the majority of the show.

A Tribute to Billy Pauch Sr. will be conducted during the entire show with a showing of cars he drove and a special 50 foot wall of pictures. Two stage show tributes are also planned. Pauch will be available during the show on Friday and Saturday to sign copies of “THE LAST COWBOY: The Life and Times of Billy Pauch” which will be available for sale at the show.

Several of the Pioneer Pole Building sponsored race cars will be part of nearly 200 race cars of all kinds on display. Race cars will range from a small in size Quarter Midget driven by children to a Monster Truck. Circle track cars will be featured, but drag cars and land speed record vehicles will also be on display.

The Super DIRTcar Series booth will be graced with the No. 8H Modified driven on the circuit by Max McLaughlin. Northeast regional director Dean Reynolds will be on hand to answer questions. Two comprehensive Super DIRT Week tickets for the October Classic at N.Y.’s Owego Speedway will be chosen from a free drawing.

Other speedways and organizations will use the show to announce their plans for the new season. A continuous offering of informative racer seminars will make Motorsports Saturday a very important day for racers.

On Friday at 8 PM the Aqua-Duck Water Transport sponsored Ms. Motorsports pageant will be held. Thanks to Aqua-Duck, this year’s winner will receive $2,500 and the sw­im suit winner $500. Contestants are urged to enter in advance.

The RAACE Foundation sonsored Big Wheel races will be held on Saturday at 2 PM in three ages groups from 3 to 9. No pre-entry is needed, children with their parents must check in at the stage area prior to 1 PM. Big Wheels are supplied.

Show hours will run 2-9 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are available at the door beginning one hour before the show opens. Free parking surrounding the Expo Center.

Motorsportstradeshow.com is your location for up to date event, autograph, show and seminar schedules.

 

 

Defending champions
3 drivers have already taken the accolades and the money in the past for the Mainline DynoLog
Dynamometers All Star Challenge and are lining up again to try and become the first two time winner.
Sure the temptation of $15K has something to do with it but also the prestige of winning the biggest 360
race in Australia is also on their agenda. John Vogels, James McFadden and Brendan Quinn have all
nominated already. Vogels won back in 2016, JMac in 2021 and Quinn last season.
“Last year Johnny V exited the main spectacularly by riding the front straight wall. JMac also ended up
sitting on the infield. Quinny made an unscheduled trip from Sydney after a washout up there and it was
worth the effort for him taking out the win. Those that were there remember it was a nail biting race, this
seems to be traditional for this show as we always have one of the most exciting if not the most exciting race
of the season. Simpson dials up a brilliant race track which allows this. We know that in a couple of weeks it
will be exactly the same. Vogels is also the local track favourite at Simpson and the crowd will get behind
him. Let’s see if any of these 3 drivers can double up.” Promotor Searle tells us.
So remember the date for the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge - January 21st
Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway.

 

TOMMY DUNKEL MAKES HIS FIRST CHILI BOWL START ON THURSDAY

(Menifee, CA, January 11, 2023) The next time somebody tells you dreams do not come true, we ask that you have them call Tommy Dunkel. Last Thanksgiving weekend he had a dream come true when he raced in the sprint car portion of the Turkey Night Grand Prix at the Ventura Raceway. Thursday night, Dunkel will realize another racing dream when he takes a green flag for his first-ever midget race in the 37th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

A year ago, Dunkel had no reason to believe that he would be competing in this week’s race that is staged inside the SageNet Center, which is one of the largest clearspan buildings in the world. In fact, the plan was for him to just go watch the race in person. He had only seen the Chili Bowl while watching on the big screen from his home. A major reason to believe he would not be competing in Tulsa is the fact that he had never raced a midget before. However, the thought process gears shifted into action and the Southern California driver figured that if he was going, he might as well try to race. And he is going to do just that! He will be in the Jet Motorsports #14E Dunkel Farms/Inland Rigging/Osborn Speed and Machine/United Asset Sales/Southside Mowers/Boss Chassis/Esslinger for this week’s race.

“It was a few months back and I was talking with a few of my friends about just coming out to watch,” the friendly Dunkel said. “I decided if I was just coming out to watch, with all of the airfare and expense, let’s see if I can find a ride. That is when I was able to connect with Eric Fenton of Jet Motorsports in Tulsa. We made the call and he said he had a ride for me, so, here we are.”

“This will be my first race ever in a midget. I have about 70 – 80 laps in a midget just practicing. I went with Jimmy May to Ventura a couple of weeks back just hot lapping. This (Chili Bowl) will be my first time taking a green flag in a midget. Practice went good. I started driving it like a sprint car which is a no-no. I was quickly corrected by Jimmy. He got me headed in the right direction. By the end of the day, we were pretty close to race pace. Jimmy was pretty impressed and thought I got up to speed pretty quick.”

Perhaps his urge to race at the Chili Bowl increased after an impressive run in the sprint car portion of Turkey Night. On that chilly November night, he not only qualified for the feature, but he came from 22nd to finish 13th. Performing well in that prestigious race has boosted Dunkel’s confidence going into the Chili Bowl and he enters the event with his eyes wide open.

“It is a pretty big milestone for me,” the Menifee, California-based driver said last week. “It has had my nerves on edge the past couple weeks as you can imagine leading up to it. I am looking forward to learning and watching the fast guys. Get my feet wet in a midget. You never know where we will go from here. I figured what a great way to race a midget for the first time.”

Racing against many of the greatest dirt track drivers in the world as well as stars from many different disciplines of racing has not been lost on Dunkel. He has a very realistic look at the event in the “Sooner State.”

“I just want to get in some good laps,” he said. “I would like to go as far as possible. Obviously, the idea to make the show is #1. We will see. I obviously have very little experience in a midget, but I am a patient driver. Sometimes I tend to let the race come to me. If I have some good luck and the lord willing, we will go as far as we can on Saturday.”

Like the 370 other pre-entered drivers for the Chili Bowl, Dunkel got in a couple of practice sessions on the track on Sunday. The sessions were brief. Like about four laps each brief! There was a lot to learn, but not a lot of time was allotted for educating oneself on the track and its idiosyncrasies.

“Practice went well,” Dunkel said. “It was a pretty big eye-opener actually getting on the track. Seeing it and watching it on TV is one thing but rolling out there was a whole different animal. The car felt good. It was more of me just trying to get acquainted with driving a midget. We had two sessions. The first session was just trying to shake it down and get comfortable. You only get four laps and four laps go quick. I would say by lap four I was kind of finding my groove a little bit. That kind of gave me a good idea of what I needed to do for session two.”

“We went out for session two, and the car was pretty good. But the track was slick to a curb. Coming from sprint cars, it is one thing to bang the cushion with a big old right rear tire. Hitting it with this little bitty midget tire was a little bit uneasy for me. I cheated the cushion a little bit. If I can find the cushion sooner on race day, we are going to pick up some time. We have speed, it is just getting me a little more comfortable in the car and kind of finding my groove sooner. We are pretty dang close for a guy who has never driven a midget before.”

Once the Chili Bowl is over, Dunkel will continue with prep for the 2023 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series. His first race in the series will be on February 25th on the dirt track at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield.

Dunkel would like to thank the following for making his racing efforts possible. Inland Rigging, Dunkel Farms, United Asset Sales, Osborne Speed & Machine, and Southside Mowers. If you or your company would like to join him for a full year of USAC Sprint Car competition in 2023, please give him a call or send an email to 951-901-5082 or mailto:TomDunkel@inlandrigging.com.

 

 

BRADEN CHIARAMONTE MAKES CHILI BOWL DEBUT ON FRIDAY

(El Cajon, CA, January 11, 2022) Two weeks after contesting the Tulsa Shootout in the massive SageNet Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Southern California teenage racer Braden Chiaramonte will return this week to compete in the biggest midget race in the world, the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. For the highly anticipated race, he will be wheeling the Pete Davis-owned #00B Hot Head Engine Heaters/Esslinger Engineering/RTL Traffic/AM Ortega/Spike Chassis/Esslinger midget.

The accomplished racer was one of 370 pre-entered competitors who practiced on Sunday for the 37th running of the famed event. Chiaramonte will be back on the track to race in his preliminary night on Friday, January 13th. He will then come back for the finale 24 hours later. In the yearly January race, the 15-year-old will be battling against drivers from every discipline in American motorsports including NASCAR, Indy Cars, NHRA, and everything in between. The tight quarter-mile track has seating for 15,000 fans and draws approximately 80,000 attendees over six nights. In addition to the fans at the track, the race draws attention to the drivers and sponsors from viewers around the world on the Flo Racing Network.

One year ago this month, Chiaramonte had not only never raced in the Chili Bowl, but he had also never raced a midget! However, things rapidly changed. By year’s end, six of the 39 races he started were in midgets. His first race in the powerful lightweight cars came on April 16th when he made his midget debut in one of Matt Streeter’s #14s in a USAC Western Midget race at the Bakersfield Speedway. The unflappable driver shocked everyone in sight when he established a nearly full-straightaway lead in his heat race before succumbing to the defending series champion on the next to last lap and finishing second. Later that night he came home ninth in his first-ever midget main event.

One month later he was back in Streeter’s car at the beachside Ventura Raceway. On that night he placed seventh in the main event. He competed in one more Western States Midget race on June 18th at the Merced Speedway. Once again, Chiaramonte impressed race watchers when he came home in 10th place giving him three top-10 finishes in the first three times he sat in a midget.

After his three midget races in California, Chiaramonte stepped up his game to the USAC National Midget Series with two races in July and another in August. The July dates were at the Jefferson County Speedway in Fairbury, Nebraska. Competing in the number one midget series in the world, Chiaramonte, who was driving the famous “Trench Shoring” #25, made the A main each night. He placed 18th in the opener. Twenty-four hours later he finished 16th.

Three weeks after competing in the “Cornhusker State,” Chiaramonte journeyed to the “Mecca” of racetracks in the world, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, for the BC39. Located inside turn four, mere feet away from where the Indianapolis 500 has taken place since 1911, the young driver came home with a fifth-place finish in the D main.

In addition to his midget races, the El Cajon, California-based competitor also competed in micros, lightning sprints, and winged 360 sprint cars in 2022. He took a pair of wins in the POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Series. He shocked the racing public by quickly adapting to a full-size winged 360 sprint car. In addition to showing impressive speed in the powerful machine, he came from the back to place eighth in the final of the “Fall Winged 360 Nationals” at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California.

Fans can see every lap that Chiaramonte contests at the Chili Bowl live on Flo Racing. For details on how to see the accomplished teen in action at Tulsa, please use the following link https://www.floracing.com/.

As the full 2023 season is just around the corner, Chiaramonte and his team are making plans for a busy year. If you are interested in becoming a marketing partner with one of the most talented and personable young drivers in the sport, please feel free to call or e-mail Daniel Chiaramonte mailto:dchiaramonte@rtltraffic.com or (619) 988 7563.

Chiaramonte would like to thank the following marketing partners for making his 2022 racing season possible. RTL Traffic Control and Equipment Rentals, AM Ortega, Impact Racing, and AIM Sports Data.

Braden Chiaramonte 2022 Results

January 1 Tulsa Shootout Stock Non Wings 9th A Main

March 5 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

March 6 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 8th A Main

March 25 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 6th A Main

April 16 Bakersfield Speedway USAC Western States Midgets 9th A Main

April 23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 1st A Main

April 30 Barona Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

May 12 US 24 Raceway All In Transportation A Wingless Clash 13th A Main

May 13 US 24 Raceway All In Transportation A Wingless Clash 16th A Main

May 14 US 24 Raceway All In Transportation A Wingless Clash 5th L.C.Q.

May 21 Ventura Raceway USAC Western State Midgets 7th A Main

June 2 US 24 Raceway Performance Electronics Big Dance 12th A Main

June 3 US 24 Raceway Performance Electronics Big Dance 14th A Main

June 4 US 24 Raceway Performance Electronics Big Dance 8th Qualifier

June 11 Lemoore Jet Bowl Non-Wing Outlaw Micro 4th A Main

June 18 Merced Speedway USAC Western Midgets 10th A Main

July 15 Jefferson County Speedway USAC National Midgets 18th A Main

July 16 Jefferson County Speedway USAC National Midgets 16th A Main

August 4 Indianapolis Motor Speedway USAC National Midgets 5th D Main

August 26 Silver Dollar Speedway Winged 360 Sprint Cars 18th A Main

August 27 Placerville Speedway Winged 360 Sprint Cars 12th B Main

September 17 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint 1st A Main

September 23 Lil Texas Motor Speedway C. Bell’s Micro Mania 8th C Main

September 24 Lil Texas Motor Speedway C. Bell’s Micro Mania 22nd B Main

September 30 Silver Dollar Speedway Winged 360 Fall Nationals 7th D Main

October 1 Silver Dollar Speedway Winged 360 Fall Nationals 8th A Main

October 13 Lemoore Speedway Non-Wing Outlaw Cal Cup 7th B Main

October 13 Lemoore Speedway Winged Outlaw Cal Cup 14th A Main

October 14 Lemoore Speedway Non-Wing Outlaw Cal Cup 16th A Main

October 14 Lemoore Speedway Winged Outlaw Cal Cup 16th B Main

October 15 Lemoore Speedway Non-Wing Outlaw Cal Cup 9th A Main

October 15 Lemoore Speedway Winged Outlaw Cal Cup 7th B Main

October 21 Port City Raceway Keith Kunz Motorsports Giveback 8th A Main

October 22 Port City Raceway Keith Kunz Motorsports Giveback 15th A Main

November 11 Adobe Mountain Speedway Non-Wing Outlaw Tribute to Billy Shuman 2nd A Main

November 12 Adobe Mountain Speedway Non-Wing Outlaw Tribute to Billy Shuman 17th A Main

December 31 Tulsa Shootout Stock Non-Wing 7th B Main

December 31 Tulsa Shootout Outlaw Non-Wing 14th LCQ

December 31 Tulsa Shootout Outlaw-Winged 5th B Main

 

 

PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS 2023 SHOW

Pioneer Pole Buildings Will Be Showing Off The Drivers And Cars That Carry Their Sponsorship

OAKS, PA - Driver autographs, race car displays and much more will greet fans when they enter the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2023 show. The magic will begin at the front entrance of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center when the doors open on Friday January 20th at 2 PM and Saturday, January 21st at 11 AM where you’ll find the show sponsors huge display.

Pioneer Pole Buildings (PPB), headquarter in Schuylkill Haven, PA, has been the sponsor of the Motorsports Trade and Race Car Show since 2014. When the 37th edition is held they’ll again showcase several of their sponsored race cars and have three driver autograph sessions on Saturday. PPB will also have information available on their many services.

One of the feature cars of the entire show will be at the PPB display. Billy Pauch Jr. will be debuting a new Dirt Modified at the show he’ll race this season with a retro-paint scheme in honor of his father. On Saturday from 1 to 2 PM, Billy Pauch Sr. and Jr. will be signing autographs at the PPB display.

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame driver Fred Rahmer headlines a signing group on Saturday from 12 to 1 PM for an autograph session. Rahmer will be joined by his sons Freddie and Brandon. Freddie won the Lincoln Speedway championship again this year and his brother Brandon who is also a top 410 Sprint Car driver.

The 2022 NASCAR Northeast Region and Grandview Speedway champion Craig Von Dohren and fellow Modified driver Davey Sammons will sign from 2 to 3. This group will also include USAC East Sprint Series drivers Dave and brother Jonathan Swanson plus Trevor Kobylarz (USAC EAST Sprints) as well as SpeedSTR driver Cale Zangli.

The Hirthler family of racer led by brothers Brian (Modified) and Kevin (Sportsman) will be join by sibblings Jesse (Sportsman) and Kayla (Quarter Midget) signing from 3 to 4. This group also includes Brett Bieber (Slingshots) and members of Team Warner Racing.

Von Dohren, Rahmer, Jr., Swanson, Zangli and Bieber are expected to have cars on display at the PPB area.

In an exhibit area next to the Pioneer display will be area where several showcase cars will be on display. This will include a No. 41 Stewart-Haas Ford Mustang that will be driven on the NASCAR Cup series this season by Ryan Preece.

On Saturday from at 3PM Preece will be on stage talking about his full-time return to the Cup series this season and his past victory last season on the NASCAR Truck series. He’ll then sign autographs next to the the United Rentals No. 41 from 3:30 to 5:30.

Former NHRA champion Bruce Larson will have his championship winning Funny Car in the Showcase area as well. Larson will be available for autographs, photos and talk with fans during the majority of the show.

A Tribute to Pauch Sr. will be conducted during the entire show with a showing of cars he drove, two stage shows and a special 50 foot wall of pictures Pauch Sr. will be available during the show on Friday and Saturday to sign copies of “THE LAST COWBOY: The Life and Times of Billy Pauch” which will be available for sale at the show at booth directly across from the Pioneer display.

“Billy The Kid” will be part of two stage shows. On Friday night at 6:30 he’ll be joined by several of his racing friends for a fun discussion. On Saturday at 3:30 he’ll be joined by former car owners followed by a one-on-one session with the audience.

Pioneer Pole Buildings, Inc. takes great pride in constructing the highest quality, most structurally sound buildings in the industry. All buildings are designed for a 90 MPH minimum wind load. Every Pioneer building is individually designed by their expert engineering department and is built on site. Company representatives will be on hand during the two-day show to answer any questions regarding their services.

The Pioneer sponsored cars will be part of nearly 200 race cars of all kinds on display. Many speedways and organizations will use the show to announce their plans for the new season.

A continuous offering of informative racer seminars will make Motorsports Saturday a very important day for racers. Check out the recently released schedule on the show web-site.

The show is open on Friday from 2 to 9PM. Saturday hours are 11 to 8 PM. The show box office opens daily one hour prior before the show. A special show area that includes the Billy Pauch Tribute is open for pre-show viewing.

On Friday at 8 PM the Aqua-Duck Water Transport sponsored Ms. Motorsports pageant will be held. Thanks to Aqua-Duck, this year’s winner will receive $2,500 and the sw­im suit winner $500. Contestants are urged to enter in advance.

The RAACE Foundation sonsored Big Wheel races will be held on Saturday at 2 PM in three ages groups from 3 to 9. No pre-entry is needed, children with their parents must check in at the stage area prior to 1 PM. Big Wheels are supplied.

Show hours will run 2-9 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are available at the door beginning one hour before the show opens.

A limited amount of exhibit space remains. This information is available on line at motorsportstradeshow.com, by sending an email to Danny Sammons at danny@aarn.com or by calling the show office at 609-888-3618.

The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks continues to be a great location in the center of the northeast motorsports world right in the suburbs of Philadelphia. It’s easy in and easy out with plenty of Free parking surrounding the Expo Center.

Hotel rooms and other show information is available at motorsportstradeshow.com or by calling the show office at 609-888-3618

Limited exhibit space at the event remains. Contact show manager Dan Sammons at 609-888-3618 or danny@aarn.com.

 

 

SALLER MOTORSPORT CANCEL 2023 REUTZEL CAMPAIGN
Offical Release
January 10, 2023
Despite the best efforts of numerous parties, Saller Motorsport are unfortunately at a 2 week hiatus regarding the reviewal of a visa for Aaron Reutzel and his 2023 campaign.
This is an extremely disappointing situation for numerous parties due to the commitment and lengths Saller Motorsport went too to arrange this deal which included backing from Toyota Racing Development. Not to mention the support from local tracks and the Australian fans who all wanted to see the 56USA roll into the pits at a track near them this Australian summer.
Typically the Australian Visa entry program is simple and designed to ensure travellers to Australia do not work and the intention of their stay is for holiday purposes. Like many other teams, Saller Motorsport bring out international drivers for the good of the sport. Not for money making intentions. The drivers are not on a wage or salary. These American drivers leave their family's for 4 weeks, travel across Australia supporting local race meetings with a possibility of not even covering their stay expenses.
It is evident due to the ironic coincidence other teams and drivers are currently facing that this situation has malice, bitterness or a vendetta against a driver or drivers. For decades numerous international drivers have visited Australia and attended major race meetings across the country with no issues. This can only poise the question to why and who informed or questioned authorities on the eligibility of an Australian Visa.
It is confirmed at no point was Reutzel officially declined entry into Australia. Typically when home affairs have inside information regarding the status of one's Visa Application they are sent for further assessment in which can exceed 80 days.
Saller Motorsport will head north today with the N56 who will compete at Archerfield Speedway over the weekend. Following this the team will resume in February.
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GOODWIN’S TEAM EFFORT
AS the saying goes, there is no I in team, and for Bailey Goodwin, the support of his team has been one of the keys to his pleasing run so far in the 2022-23 season campaign in the Wingless Sprint ranks.
Currently in his fifth season in Wingless Sprints, Goodwin, aged 22, is enjoying his most competitive season, which currently sees him leading the NSW Club Championship point standings and also sitting second in the Eastern Creek Speedway Track Championship point standings behind Jason Bates.
Despite showing plenty of speed in previous seasons in Wingless Sprints, Goodwin has improved his consistency this season and has picked up two minor podium finishes – both at Eastern Creek Speedway – and numerous top-five finishes and by virtue of this it has seen him go to another level and be able to contend for championship honours.
Aside from his improved consistency out on the track, which has been attributed to gaining more experience as a driver and the team developing the car’s setup through their suspension package, Goodwin is well supported by the team around him.
“My team has been behind me since I stepped into Wingless Sprints, and everyone plays their part, and I simply wouldn’t be able to do it without them,” explained Goodwin, who resides in the western Sydney, NSW suburb of St Clair.
“Everyone from my parents through to one of my long-time supporters in Trevor Hawkins and the experienced Tim Evans (ex-Speedcar and Sprintcar racer) support me 100 percent and being able to run at the front of the field on a consistent basis is the best possible way to thank them.”
Goodwin continued on by saying the plans for the rest of the season are to try and consolidate his current championship positions, but to also contest other major events, such as this Saturday night’s NSW Title at Lismore Speedway and the Australian Championship at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway in Queensland later in the season.
“The team and I are committed to the entire NSW Championship schedule and doing the best we can every time we hit the track and hopefully the championship points will take care of themselves,” enthused Goodwin, who finished fifth in last season’s NSW Club Championship point standings.
“Apart from the NSW Championship schedule, I’m looking forward to contesting the major events like the Australian Championship and seeing how we stack up against the country’s best.”
The next race meeting on the season schedule for Goodwin and the team is going to be up at Archerfield Speedway tomorrow night (January 11), as they attempt to get some laps at the track in the lead up to the Australian Championship. After that, they will contest this Saturday night’s NSW Title at Lismore Speedway.
Goodwin would like to thank his 2022-23 season sponsors:
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Special Thanks: Jo and Jason (Mum and dad), Trevor Hawkins, Tim Evans, Garry (Uncle), Justin (Uncle), Spud, and Kaila (Fiancée).
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Quickest Chicken ready to rip the South West
Young hard charging Texan Chase Randall has been in Australia since Christmas and so far has picked up
the 410 SA/Vic Speedweek, the NSW/Qld Speedweek running at as many tracks as possible with some
pretty solid results. Now as part of his Aussie tour the team are slotting a 360 in and throwing their hat in the
ring for the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge $15K to win. This quietly spoken racer
comes to Australia after running 80 plus shows last season collecting 2 prestigious awards at Knoxville
Raceway along to way, winning the 360 Rookie of the Year and the 360 Hard Charger. At the ripe old age
of 18 Randall already has a full season with the USAC National Midget series, run 12th overall with the
ASCS series and a full season at Knoxville Raceway under his belt.
Randall is driving the Competition Suspension/Ultra Shield Race Products / LLC DKM Motorsport owned
USA 9 Maxam. “Team owners are giving it 110% and deserve every credit for introducing a new talent to
Australia. Chase is known as ‘The Quickest Chicken’ in the States due to his Buschs Chicken sponsorship,
so let’s see if we can continue that nick name for him over here. It’s fantastic to add another young throttle
stompers name to our already exclusive Yankee list of drivers for this show. After watching him at several
shows I just know that he is going to love the little bull ring at Simpson and put on a show for the crowd.”
Promoter Searle says.
So remember the date for the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge - January 21st
Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway.

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA JR. HAS A BUSY USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE IN 2023

(Chino, CA, January 8, 2023) Eddie Tafoya Jr., the 2019 USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year and 2018 Perris Auto Speedway Young Guns Sprint Car Champion, will take the next step in his racing career with an expanded schedule in the USAC National Sprint Car Series in 2023. Starting February 13th and 14th with a pair of special events at the Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida, and finishing at the 11th Annual “Smack Down” at Indiana’s Kokomo Speedway on August 24th, 25th, and 26th, he will compete 23 times in the premiere traditional sprint car series in the world.

Last year the Chino Hills, California resident had a career-best season in 410 sprint cars. He made 24 starts in the USAC/CRA Series and placed in the top 10, 13 times. Of the 13, six of those were top five. His best outing of the campaign came when he placed second at Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway on January 29th. His hard work ended up in a third-place finish in the standings. Tafoya wants to build on the success of the 2022 season and feels the best way to do that is by expanding his participation in the USAC National Series.

“We had a great year last year,” the handsome driver said on Thursday afternoon. “Third was good and our best finish was second. I really, really, really want to win. We were close, but we didn’t have the right package on the right nights. I do not want to plateau yet. I feel like I still have a lot to learn and I want to learn it quickly. I think going and running with the national guys, by the time I come back here it will put me in a lot better position. I just really want to win races. Really want to learn and to get faster. I want to up my experience in a quicker amount of time.”

The 23 national series races currently on his schedule will be at 13 different tracks. Tafoya, 25, will be making his debut at seven of them. They are Florida’s Volusia Speedway Park, and Bubba Raceway Park. He will be racing in Texas for the first time at Rocket Raceway Park, and the Devil’s Bowl Speedway. He will also make first appearances at Ohio’s Eldora Speedway, Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway, which is known as the “Sprint Car Capital of the World,” and the Circle City Raceway in Indiana. The appearances at Devil’s Bowl, Eldora, and Knoxville are especially inviting as they are among the most famous dirt tracks in the world.

In 2022, Tafoya only ventured to the Midwest one time. That was for the three-night USAC National race at Huset’s Speedway in South Dakota in July. After placing 10th and 13th on the first two nights, the fit driver started the finale by scoring a comfortable win in his qualifier. After starting third in the main, he ran in the top three for the first 17 laps. That included running second for several laps much to the delight of the crowd at the track and thousands watching around the world on Flo Racing. While in third on lap 18, he slapped the wall coming off turn four sending his car bicycling onto the left side wheels and then back into the wall when it came back down on all fours. The young charger stayed on the throttle despite a bad vibration in the car. He remained on the track for the duration and placed 15th with what turned out to be a badly bent wheel.

“We ran in third until I think halfway to go when I got into the wall,” Tafoya stated when asked if his run at Huset’s weighed on his decision to expand his National schedule. “Out here (on the West Coast) I really don’t know what it is. On our good nights, we are all right. On our bad nights, we just could not figure it out. All of my crew said if we could run like we did at Huset’s we would be doing great out here. I need to go back there. I feel I just need to do some homework and be able to be in that zone for a consistent amount of time and not just hit and miss.”

Racing in the National Series means Tafoya will be spending some time on the seven tracks he has never raced on. He is looking forward to new adventures and challenges. While he has never set a tire to those tracks, he has battled on many of them on the simulator.

“I really like the big race tracks as I seem to do a lot better when I go a lot faster for whatever reason that is,” the second-generation sprint car driver laughed. “I know that just watching Bubba (Bubba Raceway Park) in Florida that it is quick. I know Devil’s Bowl is supposed to be fast. Eldora is obviously huge and so is Knoxville. I run all of those on the simulator. I think it will be really cool to get back to those tracks and see what we can do against those guys.”

“I wouldn’t say it helps much when it comes to set up stuff,” he said, referring to racing on a simulator. “But it helps for sure with visual and reaction stuff. Like when stuff starts going wrong. Training your brain on how to react to certain situations and stuff like that, I think it is really helpful.”

The only uncertainty in heading back to the Midwest seems to be crew related. Well supported by family and friends when he is racing in the west, that may be a bit harder when he is competing thousands of miles away.

“That is definitely one of the big issues,” the driver intoned when queried on who would be helping when he is not in California. “We have a couple of buddies who live back there who we are fortunate that they let us use their properties and stuff. The Wingo brothers run a sprint car back there and I think they are going to come help us whenever they can. Hopefully, we can fly in Kenny (Perkins), Malyssa (Perkins), my cousins, and whoever else can lend a hand when we need it.”

While his focus for 2023 will be in the USAC National series, West Coast fans need not fret as they will still get to see Tafoya in action when he is not away racing in the Midwest. He will be in and out for events early in the season and with his current USAC National schedule slated to end in August, he should get in several races in September, October, and November.

“I know that after we go to Florida, we are bringing our stuff home,” Tafoya said. “So in between the end of February and mid-April, we will be home. We will see if there are some races in there. We have not decided if we are leaving our stuff there between Eldora to Knoxville or if we are coming back. Basically, whenever my stuff is home, we will try to hit Perris and some other closer stuff. And if somebody needs a driver here (when he is not in the Midwest), I would be more than happy to drive.”

The Specialty Fasteners #51T team is currently busy in the shop making sure the cars are ready for the season openers in Florida. In addition to working on the cars in the shop, they are exploring corporate partnership opportunities for the upcoming campaign. If you or your company would like to be a partner with the Specialty Fasteners team in 2023, please contact Eddie Tafoya Jr. via phone at (909) 393-3999 or by e-mail at mailto:teamtafoya@aol.com. He will be happy to talk to you and lay out the team’s plans.

Tafoya’s great-looking shirts and hoodies are available online at www.specialty-fasteners.com.

Tafoya has a great YouTube channel at the following link https://www.youtube.com/shorts/1hrmC5L80EU.

Fans can follow Tafoya on Instagram @eddietafoya51.

Tafoya and the #51T team would like to thank Specialty Fasteners, DRC Chassis, Ryder Racing Engines, Simpson Safety Products, Bell, Benic Enterprises, BR Motorsports, PSC Powder Coating, Magik Graphics, Gasper Transportation, Owen’s Insurance Services, and Weld Wheels for supporting its racing program.

Eddie Tafoya Jr. 2023 USAC National Sprint Car Series Schedule

February 13 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, Florida

February 14 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, Florida

February 16 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, Florida

February 17 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, Florida

February 18 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, Florida

April 27 Rocket Raceway Park Petty, Texas

April 28 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas

April 29 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas

May 5 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio

May 6 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio

June 2 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, Iowa

June 3 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, Iowa

July 21 Gas City I69 Speedway Gas City, Indiana

July 22 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana

July 23 Lawrenceburg Speedway Lawrenceburg, Indiana

July 24 Circle City Raceway Indianapolis, Indiana

July 26 TBA

July 27 Lincoln Park Speedway Putnamville, Indiana

July 28 Bloomington Speedway Bloomington, Indiana

July 29 Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, Indiana

August 24 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana

August 25 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana

August 26 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana

 

 

Twenty-Nine Date Season Selected for POWRi 410 Wing Sprint Schedule
Belleville, IL. (1/9/2023) Twenty-nine POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series events will span the 2023 racing season schedule for the second year of the emerging series with visits to fourteen various venues in six separate states.

Highlighting the sophomore year of series competition, the POWRi 410 Wing Sprints will see early seasonal visits to Paducah International Raceway on April 21st followed by Benton Raceway Park on April 22nd, as Tulsa Speedway prepares for the Dirt-Down in T-Town on June 9-10.

Returning to Lee County Speedway on May 19th and June 30th, the POWRi 410 Bandits will venture to new running grounds in 2023 with appearances at I-70 Motorsports Park for the POWRi Double on June 16th, Monett Motor Speedway set for July 1st and US36 Raceway on July 7th.

Debuting the series at Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday, August 19th will pair the POWRi 410 Sprints with the headlining of the historic Missouri State Fair Speedway on Sunday, August 20th.

Basing the POWRi BOSS home track of operations at Lake Ozark Speedway, the series will witness six events at “The Lake” spanning the 2023 season finalizing with the two-day Fall Nationals on September 2-3.

Finalizing the yearly quest for a championship the POWRi 410s will end the season deep in the heart of Texas for the Pan Handle 410 Nationals at Monarch Motor Speedway on November 10-11.

POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series 2023 Schedule:
*4/5/2023 | Lakeside Speedway | Kansas City, KS
*4/7/2023 | US36 Raceway | Osborn, MO
*4/8/2023 | 81 Speedway | Park City, KS
*4/14/2023 | I-55 Raceway | Pevely, MO
*4/15/2023 | I-55 Raceway | Pevely, MO
4/21/2023 | Paducah International Raceway | Paducah, KY | Season Opener
4/22/2023 | Benton Raceway Park | Benton, MO
5/19/2023 | Lee County Speedway | Donnellson, IA
5/20/2023 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Eldon, MO
6/9/2023 | Tulsa Speedway | Tulsa, OK | Dirt Down in T-Town
6/10/2023 | Tulsa Speedway | Tulsa, OK | Dirt Down in T-Town
6/16/2023 | I-70 Motorsports Park | Odessa, MO | POWRi Double
6/17/2023 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Eldon, MO
6/30/2023 | Lee County Speedway | Donnellson, IA
7/1/2023 | Monett Raceway | Monett, MO
7/7/2023 | US36 Raceway | Osborn, MO
7/8/2023 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Eldon, MO
7/27/2023 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Eldon, MO | All-Star Circuit of Champions
7/28/2023 | I-70 Motorsports Park | Odessa, MO | All-Star Circuit of Champions
*8/4/2023 | I-55 Raceway | Pevely, MO | Ironman 55
*8/5/2023 | I-55 Raceway | Pevely, MO | Ironman 55
8/19/2023 | Lucas Oil Speedway | Wheatland, MO
8/20/2023 | Missouri State Fair Speedway | Sedalia, MO
9/2/2023 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Eldon, MO | Fall Nationals
9/3/2023 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Eldon, MO | Fall Nationals
10/6/2023 | TBA
10/7/2023 | TBA
11/10/2023 | Monarch Motor Speedway | Wichita Falls, TX | Pan Handle 410 Nationals
11/11/2023 | Monarch Motor Speedway | Wichita Falls, TX | Pan Handle 410 Nationals

*Competing in concurrence with the High Limit Sprint Series and the World of Outlaw Sprints; select events will be non-points. The schedule is subject to alterations and cancelations with TBA events being finalized, future updates will be posted as confirmed.

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi.

 

Eldora’s 70th Anniversary Season Features Many Marquee Events and 23 Nights of Racing!

ROSSBURG, Ohio (Jan. 6, 2023) – The richest sprint car race in history, paying a million dollars to win, the addition of the Dirt Track World Championship, the return of the Superstar Racing Experience plus the 40th Kings Royal, the 53rd World 100, and the 29th Late Model Dream highlight the 2023 schedule for Eldora Speedway’s 70th anniversary season.

Offering one of the most diverse schedules of any dirt track, the World’s Greatest Dirt Track® will host 23 nights of action-packed racing featuring 12 different divisions and eight sanctioning bodies. The season also features the return of the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Sprint Speedweek, the 41st running of the 4-Crown Nationals, FloRacing Night in America, two $10 Family Fireworks Nights, and the popular #LetsRaceTwo open-wheel doubleheader weekend.

Feature winners will pocket $1,817,000 from total purses of approximately $4,300,000. Drivers and teams who do well will not only be handsomely rewarded financially, but they’ll have career-making bright spots on their bios. With so much on the line they will put their best efforts into winning these races, ensuring that the fans will see great competition throughout big fields of dirt track racing’s best teams and drivers.

For the second consecutive year “FloRacing Night in America” kicks off the season on Tuesday night, April 18 with DIRTcar late models competing for $23,023 to win, plus UMP modifieds and Eldora stocks.

World of Outlaws winged sprint cars and USAC non-wing sprint cars will run two nights on May 5-6 with the #LetsRaceTwo, featuring full programs each night. All four features pay $10,000 to win over the course of the weekend.

The first of two $10 Family Fireworks Nights is set for Saturday, May 20 with USAC SpeeD2 Midwest Thunder midgets, UMP modifieds, Eldora stocks, and the area’s largest fireworks and pyrotechnics display. Round two is set for Saturday, Aug. 5 with NRA 360 sprint cars, UMP modifieds, Eldora stocks, and another grand fireworks spectacular.

With $129,000 on the line to the winner, the 29th running of the Dirt Late Model Dream is set for Saturday night, June 10. Thursday and Friday, June 8-9 will feature preliminary racing cards featuring twin 25-lap, $12,000-to-win features nightly.

After a three-year hiatus, the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) Ohio Sprint Speedweek for 410 winged sprint cars returns Friday night, June 16. With support from the Whistle Stop restaurant in nearby Ansonia, the ASCoC winner will take home $12,000. The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) non-wing sprint cars will also compete in a full program that evening.

Calling it “long overdue for winged sprint car racing,” Eldora Speedway owner Tony Stewart is posting a purse of $1.5 million for the latest edition of the Eldora Million on Thursday, July 13. The winner will earn $1,002,023, making it the richest sprint car race in motorsports history. A full program that includes two $12,000-to-win, 25-lap features highlights the Eldora Million preliminary night on Wednesday, July 12.

To finish out the richest four days in sprint car racing history is the 40th running of the Kings Royal on Saturday, July 15, which offers a winner’s payout of $175,070 for the World of Outlaws sprint cars-sanctioned event. On Friday night, July 14, the annual “Knight Before the Kings Royal” will now offer $20,000 to the winner.

The Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) will return to Eldora for round five of ESPN’s six-race “Thursday Night Thunder” series on Thursday, Aug. 10. This series, which debuted in 2021, features former champions of NASCAR, IndyCar and other forms of motorsports, including previous winners of the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500. Drivers compete in special SRX stock cars prepared as equally as possible. Information on an additional division of racing will be forthcoming.

The founder of Eldora Speedway, the late Earl Baltes, and his family will be honored at the 15th running of the Baltes Classic on Sunday night, Sept. 3. The program includes DIRTcar late models ($5,000 to win), UMP modifieds, and Eldora stocks.

The Biggest Dirt Race in the World®, the 53rd running of the World 100, is set for Saturday night, Sept. 9. Preliminary action is set for Thursday and Friday, Sept. 7-8. Wednesday, Sept. 6 will offer an early pit load-in and tech inspection option for race teams plus the return of the SRI Fan Jam featuring hit band Dirty Grass Soul.

The 41st edition of the 4-Crown Nationals, an open-wheel classic, is set for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22-23. Friday’s program is highlighted by the World of Outlaws sprint cars and a complete program for USAC midgets and qualifying for the USAC Silver Crown division. Saturday’s finale features complete programs for USAC Silver Crown, USAC sprint cars, USAC midgets, and the ASCoC winged sprint cars.

And finally, the newest addition to the Eldora schedule is the 43rd Dirt Track World Championship (DTWC), which is the season finale for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. It offers a $100,000 first-place prize on Saturday night, Oct. 21. UMP modifieds and Eldora stocks will compete on Thursday, Oct. 19 while Friday night, Oct. 20 offers qualifying events for the Lucas Oil Late Model Series, the steel-block late models, and features for the modifieds.

TICKET INFORMATION:

Ticket and camping renewals for Eldora’s traditional marquee events are now taking place through Tuesday, Jan. 31. The public sale of tickets for these events will begin on Monday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. Eastern.

DTWC advanced ticket holders on record from last year will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets to the 2023 event beginning Monday, Feb. 20 via an early purchase promo code sent to those patrons. The public sale for the DTWC will begin Friday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. Eastern.

The renewal window for SRX tickets and camping will open next week and run through February 15. Renewal opportunities will be available to advance ticket holders on record from the 2021 SRX event. Public sale for the SRX event will begin Friday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. Eastern

Renewals for Eldora’s remaining events, including #LetsRaceTwo, the 4-Crown Nationals and the Baltes Classic, will run from Monday, Feb. 27 to Monday, March 27. The public sale for those events will begin Friday, March 31 at 10 a.m. Eastern.

All tickets and camping purchases can be made via EldoraSpeedway.com/tickets or by contacting the box office at (937) 338-3815.

 

 

POWRi Champ Brenham Crouch Readies for Race of Champions
Belleville, IL. (1/5/23) Adding to the accolades as POWRi National Midget League champion, an automatic entry into the O’Reilly Race of Champions held annually during Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Wheeling his way to a National Championship in 2022, Brenham Crouch, of Lubbock Texas, will now test his talents in a special competition during Monday’s Cummins Qualifying Night.

Clinching the POWRi National Midget League honors with one win on the season as well as a consistent top-ten finish in all but four of his seasonal thirty-one starts, Crouch will join the ranks of the elite while supporting the familiar Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian, Toyota Racing Development, Hi-Plains Building Division, Indy Race Parts, Mobil One, Bullet by Spike, Speedway Toyota, # 97 at the mecca for midgets in Tulsa.

Invitees include drivers finishing in the Top-3 of Saturday night’s A-Feature during the previous five Chili Bowls, drivers finishing in the Top-2 of the past five Race of Champion events, Preliminary Night Winners from the most recent Chili Bowl, as well as Series Champions from the most recent calendar year in the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, American Sprint Car Series National Tour, All-Star Circuit of Champions, USAC National Midgets, USAC National Sprint Cars, and POWRi National Midget League with champions of other Tours and Series added at the Chili Bowl’s discretion. No Driver substitutions or alternates from any sanctioning body will be allowed.

The starting lineup for Monday Cummins Qualifying Night’s 15th Annual O’Reilly Invitations Race Of Champions will be set by group qualifying after drivers draw for their qualifying position in groups of three-to-four. Drivers will get a pair of warmup laps, then three green flag las to set their best time. The top-eight fastest drivers will be inverted with the ninth fastest on back, to be lined straight-up based on times. The Race of Champions feature event will be twenty-five laps of intense competition.

Fans not able to attend the 37th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire will be able to watch every lap live on http://www.floracing.com.

For continued updates on the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, fans can follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with @CBNationals. All official press, updates, and results on the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire can be found online at http://www.chilibowl.com.

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

BERLIN RACEWAY TO OFFER “410 ASPHALT DOUBLE” IN 2023

January 5, 2023 – The Engine Pro Must See Racing Sprint Series today confirmed that the July 22, 2023, date at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan will include its winged 410 series as well the 500 Sprint Car Tour. This will give fans the rare opportunity to see a complete 410-winged asphalt event as well as a 410 non-winged feature event at the same track on the same date.

Both MSR and the 500SCT are the only 410 asphalt sprint car series in the entire country. Several other series across the country allow 410’s to compete, but are restricted to the equivalent of a 360, with the aid of engine restrictors. Both MSR and the 500SCT are legitimately the only unrestricted 410 series in the country.

Back in 2010 the USAC National Sprint Car Series and the MSR winged sprints competed the same night at Salem Speedway Indiana, however, after a handful of attempts to run winged and non-winged events on the same day, this will be the first 410 twin-bill since then. Fans who plan to attend this event will be in for a treat.

Although the two forms of racing may seem similar, they are vastly different. But both are exciting and will have something to offer every fan in attendance. MSR bills itself as having the “Fastest Short Track Cars in the World”, and for good reason. MSR racing holds the all-time track record at almost every track it competes at.

Fast time for last years (7-30-22) MSR event at Berlin was 13.097 set by Ryan Litt. The 500SCT produced a 15.627 lap on June 11, 2022, by Tyler Roahrig. That is a nearly 2.5 second difference between the two different cars at the same track.

The driving styles of the two types of cars are different as well. With the downforce the wing will provide at Berlin, drivers will be able to push the car to its limits and drive the on the edge. The speeds will be vastly faster than its non-winged counterparts.

The non-winged cars will require a driver to be patient, and smooth, as he will not have the aid of much downforce. The non-winged cars won’t get strung out as quickly and won’t have to worry about “dirty air”, which is common in winged sprint car racing produced by disrupting air off of the lead cars. Oftentimes this can make passing difficult.

MSR President Jim Hanks added “The fast and tricky Berlin Raceway will definitely challenge both series race teams. This will give the fans a great night of open wheel sprint car racing with a rare side by side showcase of the two very different sprint car types, disciplines and racing. This event is also special as round two of the 2023 ENGINE PRO FAST CAR DASH mini-series with its points and purse on the line, our season championship points chase and year end points fund both substantially adding to the nights event purse. There is a lot on the line making our qualifying, heat races and the feature all really important. You can bet the MSR teams will bring their “A” game. We are really looking forward to being a part of the race fan entertainment, the competition and an event where the on-track results will do the talking. ”

Regardless of if you are a fan of winged sprint car racing, or traditional sprint car racing, both events will feature healthy car counts and plenty of side-by-side action, which Berlin Raceway is famous for. Fans will also get to witness the historic first “410 asphalt double”
Although its early, both Joe Liguori and Bobby Santos confirmed they will be competing in.

For more InfoMation on this event and the latest Must See Racing news please visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

MOVING FORWARD IS THE STORY OF BRADEN CHIARAMONTE’S TULSA SHOOTOUT

(El Cajon, CA, January 4, 2022) The story of Braden Chiaramonte’s second-ever appearance at the “Tulsa Shootout” in the massive SageNet Center was “Moving Forward.” Driving the Hyper house car in the Winged A Class and Stock Non-Wing categories and the family-owned #73B in the Outlaw Winged and Non-Wing classes, he started 11 races at the shootout. The popular teen finished better than the position he started in six times. He placed in the same position as he started twice. All told for the popular event, he advanced a total of 15 positions while only losing six spots.

The 38th running of the “Shootout” drew a massive 1,722 entries. Those drivers contested 358 races and 3,410 green flag laps. Needless to say, the competition was extremely tough and at times, very aggressive. While some drivers raced cleanly, others at times, were ruthless and raced anything but clean. Chiaramonte stuck with his form and was one of the drivers who kept it honest.

The El Cajon, California-based racer kicked things off on Tuesday, December 27th in the Winged Outlaw heat race. Starting on the Outside of the front row, the rising star battled hard and took the lead on the 3rd circuit. Once securing the point he moved away over the final five laps and captured the victory a full straightaway ahead of his closest pursuer. Soon after the impressive outing was completed, Chiaramonte was stopped for an interview that was seen and heard by thousands across the world on the Flo Racing Network. The interview is available at the following Facebook link https://www.facebook.com/cody.quarles.3/videos/688509236102127.

On the second night of action in Tulsa, Chiaramonte was competing in 8-lap heat races in the Non-Wing Outlaw class and the Winged A-Class. In the Winged Outlaws, the 15-year-old came from 10th on the start and raced all the way up to fourth by the time the checkered flag fell. Likewise, he did move forward in the Winged-A class. Starting sixth in that race, he advanced one position forward to finish fifth.

On Thursday the 29th, Chiaramonte, who excelled at every level he competed in during the 2022 season, contested his Stock Non-Wing heat race. As had been the case the prior two nights, he once again moved forward in his white #73B. After starting sixth he passed three other cars and placed third.

Friday, December, 30th, was qualifier night for the three classes Chiaramonte was competing in. The teen driver started in the Winged Outlaw class. He was second on the start and stayed in the runner-up spot for the first six laps. In the end, he did slip back to fifth. It was one of only three times all week that he finished farther back than he started and it was the only time he placed farther back than one position from where he started.

Chiaramonte contested two other races on the qualifier night. He started and placed sixth in the Non-Wing Outlaws. In the Stock Non-Wing class, he began in ninth and finished in the same position.

At the finale on Saturday, Chiaramonte started fourth in the 12-lap Winged-Outlaw B Main and finished fifth. In the Non-Wing Outlaws B main, the teen started fifth and raced his way up to second. That placed him in the Last Chance Qualifier where he started 13th. On the first circuit, a three-car tangle just in front of Chiaramonte took place on the back chute. With no time to get out of harm’s way, he took evasive action but was tagged by one of the cars. While he was able to continue, he could not advance forward in his wounded car and finished in 14th.

The other class he competed in on the Final night was the Stock Non-Wing. In his B main, he started in the seventh position and finished in sixth.

Chiaramonte is headed right back to Tulsa where he will contest next week’s Chili Bowl Midget Nationals on the same SageNet Center track.

As the full 2023 season is just around the corner, Chiaramonte and his team are making plans for a busy year. If you are interested in becoming a marketing partner with one of the most talented and personable young drivers in the sport, please feel free to call or e-mail Daniel Chiaramonte mailto:dchiaramonte@rtltraffic.com or (619) 988 7563.

Chiaramonte would like to thank the following marketing partners for making his 2022 racing season possible. RTL Traffic Control and Equipment Rentals, AM Ortega, Impact Racing, and AIM Sports Data.

Braden Chiaramonte 2022 Results

January 1 Tulsa Shootout Stock Non Wings 9th A Main

March 5 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

March 6 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 8th A Main

March 25 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 6th A Main

April 16 Bakersfield Speedway USAC Western States Midgets 9th A Main

April 23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 1st A Main

April 30 Barona Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

May 12 US 24 Raceway All In Transportation A Wingless Clash 13th A Main

May 13 US 24 Raceway All In Transportation A Wingless Clash 16th A Main

May 14 US 24 Raceway All In Transportation A Wingless Clash 5th L.C.Q.

May 21 Ventura Raceway USAC Western State Midgets 7th A Main

June 2 US 24 Raceway Performance Electronics Big Dance 12th A Main

June 3 US 24 Raceway Performance Electronics Big Dance 14th A Main

June 4 US 24 Raceway Performance Electronics Big Dance 8th Qualifier

June 11 Lemoore Jet Bowl Non-Wing Outlaw Micro 4th A Main

June 18 Merced Speedway USAC Western Midgets 10th A Main

July 15 Jefferson County Speedway USAC National Midgets 18th A Main

July 16 Jefferson County Speedway USAC National Midgets 16th A Main

August 4 Indianapolis Motor Speedway USAC National Midgets 5th D Main

August 26 Silver Dollar Speedway Winged 360 Sprint Cars 18th A Main

August 27 Placerville Speedway Winged 360 Sprint Cars 12th B Main

September 17 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint 1st A Main

September 23 Lil Texas Motor Speedway C. Bell’s Micro Mania 8th C Main

September 24 Lil Texas Motor Speedway C. Bell’s Micro Mania 22nd B Main

September 30 Silver Dollar Speedway Winged 360 Fall Nationals 7th D Main

October 1 Silver Dollar Speedway Winged 360 Fall Nationals 8th A Main

October 13 Lemoore Speedway Non-Wing Outlaw Cal Cup 7th B Main

October 13 Lemoore Speedway Winged Outlaw Cal Cup 14th A Main

October 14 Lemoore Speedway Non-Wing Outlaw Cal Cup 16th A Main

October 14 Lemoore Speedway Winged Outlaw Cal Cup 16th B Main

October 15 Lemoore Speedway Non-Wing Outlaw Cal Cup 9th A Main

October 15 Lemoore Speedway Winged Outlaw Cal Cup 7th B Main

October 21 Port City Raceway Keith Kunz Motorsports Giveback 8th A Main

October 22 Port City Raceway Keith Kunz Motorsports Giveback 15th A Main

November 11 Adobe Mountain Speedway Non-Wing Outlaw Tribute to Billy Shuman 2nd A Main

November 12 Adobe Mountain Speedway Non-Wing Outlaw Tribute to Billy Shuman 17th A Main

December 31 Tulsa Shootout Stock Non-Wing 7th B Main

December 31 Tulsa Shootout Outlaw Non-Wing 14th LCQ

December 31 Tulsa Shootout Outlaw-Winged 5th B Main

This release was produced by Scott Daloisio. You can contact him online at mailto:sdaloisiosports@gmail.com or by calling (909) 226-7768.

 

 

Josh Ford Motorsports ready to bring trio of drivers to Chili Bowl Nationals next week

By Gary Thomas

Oxnard, CA…Southern California based Josh Ford Motorsports is eager to take on the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals next week, utilizing a trio of drivers at the prestigious event located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Piloting JFM entries at the Chili Bowl this year will be Sikeston, Missouri wheelman Hunter Schuerenberg, Tyler Edwards of Salina, Oklahoma and Modesto, California’s Tony Gomes, who makes his second career attempt at the event.

The 23-year-old Gomes is anxious to climb aboard the Josh Ford Motorsports No. 73T for the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals and hopes to start off the new season in solid fashion. The Golden State racer will compete in Wednesday’s Smiley’s Racing Products Qualifying Night.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to compete at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals again and look forward to doing so in a Josh Ford Motorsports entry,” Gomes commented. “I enjoyed watching the Chili Bowl as fan when I was younger but getting behind the wheel is what I love to do. I’m excited to work with Jimmy May and the JFM team.”

This past season saw Gomes put together a successful season that included his initial Sprint Car Challenge Tour victory in June at Petaluma Speedway. He eventually came home second in the SCCT standings while driving the Dan and Cindi Menne owned No. 75 Sprinter. Gomes also captured the $5,000 Mark Forni Classic at Placerville Speedway in July, piloting the C&M Motorsports No. 7c mount.

The 37th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire hits the track on Monday January 9th and stages five preliminary qualifying nights leading up to Saturday’s championship finale. Over 350 cars are currently entered with live coverage taking place on FloRacing all week long for those who can’t make it out.

Josh Ford Motorsports team manager Jimmy May spoke about his enthusiasm for the event this coming week. “The Chili Bowl is an outstanding event and one that we certainly always look forward to. It’s such a special show for many different reasons. The talent inside that place is second to none and the jam-packed building gives it an amazing vibe that can’t be matched. We can’t wait to hit the track with Tony, Hunter and Tyler next week.”

Schuerenberg will be at the helm of the JFM No. 73H at the Chili Bowl and is fresh off a solid campaign that saw him finish third in points with the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions. Along the way he captured four victories, 15 top-five efforts and 25 top-10 finishes with the series. Schuerenberg’s prelim will be during the Friday evening Hard Rock Casino Qualifying Night.

Returning to the team for Chili Bowl and running the No. 73B mount will be Edwards, who spends much of his time nowadays managing the Select Coatings Micro Team. The Oklahoma native has shown speed before at the event, making it into the D-main just two years ago while driving for JFM. Edwards will tackle the Tulsa Expo Raceway for his prelim during Monday’s Cummins Qualifying Night.

Josh Ford Motorsports would like to thank Naturipe, Sun Valley Ag Transport, Pacific Coast Maintenance Service, Edenholm Autosports, HP Enterprises, Lazerworks and Surecan Coatings for their support.

Upcoming Races-

January 9th-14th: Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Social Spotlight-

To keep up with Josh Ford Motorsports give them a like on Facebook by visiting https://www.facebook.com/joshfordmotorsports and follow along on Twitter at https://twitter.com/JFM_Racing

For all your event news regarding the 37th annual Chili Bowl Nationals simply visit www.chilibowl.com

 

 

NEWS FROM LEN SAMMONS PRODUCTIONS

INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS

ALLENTOWN, PA, ATLANTIC CITY, NJ, TRENTON, NJ

THE INSIDE TRACK ON EVERYTHING TO WATCH AT THIS WEEKEND’S ALLENTOWN INDOOR RACING

Allentown, PA – When the Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP takes the green flag this weekend inside the PPL Center in downtown Allentown, many lingering off-season questions will be answered.

The Ironton Global sponsored two-day event on Friday and Saturday, January 6 and 7 is just one of two race weekends that make up the BELFOR Property Restoration series this year. It leaves little time for mistakes, mechanical failure, or bad luck.

Here’s the inside track on what to watch this weekend at the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series.

Can Scott Kreutter Score Back-to-Back Championships? Scott Kreutter of Cowlesville, N.Y. and car owner Trey Hoddick won their first ever series championship last year – and they scored the championship without claiming a single race win.

Kreutter has just one series win to his credit, and it came at Allentown on January 6, 2018. Can they end the five-year winless drought this weekend and get a jump start on defending their championship?

They think so, but only time will tell.

Is Ryan Flores the Pre-Season Championship Favorite? Many believe the favorite to win the TC Cup, the trophy that is presented to the series champion, this season is Ryan Flores. The Davidson, N.C. driver took the title in 2017 and he’s won multiple times in both Allentown and Atlantic City. Last year he took the checkered flag first at both venues. His victory in Atlantic City, however, was taken from him because of a post-race infraction.

Because of his full-time job as a tire changer for Roger Penske’s NASCAR Cup team, Flores has not been able to run the March events in Syracuse. With the event at the New York State Fairgrounds Expo Center not on this year’s schedule, Flores now can chase a second title. This week will be a big first step to see if that is possible.

Run, Run, Rudolph Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y., is the all-time leading TQ Midget Indoor series winner with nine victories. In three feature starts last year, however, Rudolph failed to win a race in Mark Laffler’s No. 22.

It wasn’t a lack of speed nor talent, but luck. In position to win both, in Atlantic City and at the 2022 series finale in Syracuse, N.Y., Rudolph’s good luck that had followed him for so many years left him, and he got spun around and went to the rear both times.

A two-time winner at Allentown in the past, Rudolph’s hopes for a fifth title could begin to be assembled this weekend with a victory in Saturday’s Future Home sponsored program headlined by a 40-lap feature.

Tim Buckwalter Wants to Win it on the Track Tim Buckwalter of Douglasville, Pa., would like nothing better than to win again in front of his home-town fans in Allentown this weekend. Buckwalter is returning as part of a three car Laffler-Pippard race team this year that includes Rudolph and the addition of talented Bobby Holmes of Lockport, N.Y.

Buckwalter was a Friday night 20-lap race winner last year in Allentown. He backed that effort up with a strong fourth place finish in Saturday’s 40-lap main event. A disqualification handed Buckwalter the 2022 Gambler’s Classic during NAPA KNOW HOW Weekend last year inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall, he entered Saturday’s series finale in Syracuse with the series point lead.

In a position to clinch the title late in the race, he got shuffled back on a late restart and lost the title to Scott Kruetter by just three points. The versatile Buckwalter, who races dirt Modifieds, Sprint Cars, Micro Sprints and SpeedSTRs during the outdoor season, is a proven winner. Finding out last year that every point matters, his chance for the TC Cup will begin to take focus this weekend.

2020 Champ, Andy Jankowiak, Wants that Championship Back Andy Jankowiak lives in Tonawanda, N.Y., not far from Buffalo. Despite being saddled with two large snowstorms in December, his eye has remained focused on getting back to victory lane and being crowned champion in front of a huge Saturday night crowd inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall.

In dramatic fashion, Jankowiak won the NAPA KNOW HOW weekend Atlantic City finale in both 2019 and 2020. The excitement of ‘Andy J’ in victory lane was memorable. With his most recent series win in late January of 2020, Jankowiak took the series point lead going into the series finale schedule in Syracuse, N.Y.

Little did Jankowiak or the world know at the time that Covid-19 would soon strike. That resulted in the series finale being cancelled 24 hours before Friday night’s event, after the track had been set-up. Jankowiak drove to the New York State Fairgrounds the next day and was presented with the TC Cup inside the empty building!

In a position to win all three races last year, Jankowiak couldn’t close the deal. He finished second in the Allentown opener a year ago to Ryan Flores. Despite his every effort, he just couldn’t find a way by.

He then tangled while racing for the lead with Erick Rudolph in Atlantic City. At the series finale he got upside down trying to pass Syracuse race leader Ryan Bartlett with three laps left stripping him not only of a sixth series win, but of back-to-back championships.

While the snow had been falling back home, Jankowiak has been reinventing the front suspension on his home- built TQ Midget. If his good fortune returns, will there be a win and another championship in his future this year?

Matt Janisch and Briggs Danner Race for Hometown Glory in Allentown, PA Two local drivers have their eyes set on victory lane and a first ever Indoor Racing Series championship. Matt Janisch of Nazareth and Briggs Danner of Allentown are out to prove they can accomplish both. A good start in Allentown would go a long way toward that goal!

This year Janisch will be in a new No. 2 TQ Midget, owned by Mike and Denise Glaser. In the series finale last year in Syracuse, Janisch was involved in a hard crash that damaged his race car. Feeling a bit sore from the crash, he waved off offers to drive another TQ Midget and watched the series finale.

Back this weekend with high hopes, Janisch wants to win for the second time in the series and clinch the championship TC Cup that has been slipping from his grasp for so many years. Six times he’s finished in the top-five in the final standings. In 2020 and 2014 he finished second, losing by a combined three points!

Danner, the 2022 USAC East Sprint Car series champion, returns in the No. 48 owned by Janisch but it will look much different. The car carries a new eye-catching paint scheme and sponsorship from E. Schneider, one of the sponsors of the Allentown race weekend.

The hometown pressure is on the 21-year-old Danner, but he’s proven before that will not bother him. Last year he came close to winning his first ever Indoor Series feature in Syracuse, N.Y. but got tangled up with Erick Rudolph racing for the lead. Sent to the rear of the field, he finished a disappointing 14th.

Big Shoes to Fill for Mike Christopher Jr. Talented young driver Mike Christopher Jr. returns to Indoor TQ Midget competition this weekend as Kreutter’s teammate with high expectations. The series championship trophy is named after Christopher’s late uncle, multi-time winner and series champion Ted Christopher, so he’d like to have a ‘TC Cup’ one day.

In his Indoor TQ Midget debut last year in Allentown, Christopher never got the experience he needed. Mechanical failures wouldn’t allow the car to get up to speed all weekend.

This season he’s hoping to go fast right from the start during Friday’s competition that includes time trials, heat races and three 20-lap $1,000-to-win qualifiers sponsored by Ironton Auto Body. If the second-generation driver from Wolcott, Ct., can get comfortable in the No. 88 TQ Midget, we’ll see if he can’t win one, something his uncle TC did seven times in his career.

Outside Lane for Indoor Racing? The Indoor racing surface was a story last season. Changes made after Friday night’s feature in Allentown made the outside groove on the flat concrete surfaces much more competitive.

In the races that followed in Atlantic City and Syracuse, the race leader began to choose the outside lane on restarts because it had so much tack. Drivers like Anthony Sesely and Briggs Danner were among those that used the outside to make many of their passes.

Track prep director Davey Sammons is determined to give the racers the same great outside lane again this year. Others, however, will be looking to find a way to be just as fast on the bottom lane.

Which lane the leader picks on a double-file restart late in the race could decide winners and losers. Will find quickly on Friday night when the Triple 20 qualifiers are held. What happens that night, could help the drivers decide what to do on Saturday during the 40 lap feature.

Tommy Catalano With Indoor Win in his Sights Tommy Catalano comes to Allentown from Ontario, N.Y. loaded for bear. Catalano, a proven top contender on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, really stepped up his game last year on the Indoor series.

During the series final 40-lapper in Syracuse, N.Y., in March of 2022 he waged a torrid early race battle for the lead with series champion Scott Kruetter. In the hunt for his first series win, he ended the year with a very strong third place finish.

Wanting to win badly in Allentown, Tommy comes to town with his two younger brothers, Timmy and Trevor, as teammates again this year. During the past Indoor season all three had shining moments and Allentown has proven in the past to be a place where a first ever TQ Midget Indoor victory is registered.

All three Catalanos are among a group of young drivers are counting on it happening again this weekend.

Joey Bailey aboard the Boyd No. 1B Veteran TQ Midget car owners Lenny and Donna Boyd proved they had found their driver last year when Joey Bailey got comfortable in his yellow No. 1B.

After going to the rear late in the series finale, the multi-time champion of the outdoor ATQMRA series impressively marched back forward to finish fifth, rewarding him with fourth in the final series point standings.

The 25-year-old Monroe Township, N.J. driver is now comfortable in the close action of indoor racing and ready to take his game to the next level.

Will Ryan Tidman Bring his Outdoor Streak Inside? Another one to keep an eye on is Ryan Tidman. The Southampton, Pa. driver really got going late in the season on the ATQMRA outdoor circuit, ending the campaign with an impressive victory at Wall Stadium’s Turkey Derby.

Returning in Rick Tolerico’s No. 83, this veteran of indoor competition could be primed for a first indoor victory.

Keep an Eye on the Dark Horses – Stephen Kemery, Kyle Lick, and Tyler Wagner Dirt Sportsman racer Stephen Kemery of Sicklerville, N.J. continues to race his family-owned No. 69 with a 600cc engine against a field of 750s with success. In 2020, Kemery pulled to the bumper of race winner Ryan Flores late in the race but couldn’t compete the pass.

The second-place finish was the best of his career in the series, he’s eager to advance one spot further this weekend. He will have to wait and see if he can put himself in a position to do so!

Kyle Lick abandoned his 600cc powered TQ Midget this year. Instead, Lick has picked up a Laffler Chassis TQ Midget with a 750cc engine he hopes will take him to victory lane.

Lick has always been strong, but he might now be a winner. He’s gotten added power and his dirt track experience will likely find him on the outside lane that last year became the place to pass on the series.

Tyler Wagner of Chester, N.J. was a rookie on the series last year, but he drove more like an experienced veteran. With long-time TQ Midget car owner Blu Metz by his side, Wagner qualified for each feature last season and was very impressive.

Back with this low-dollar team this year with laps under his belt, you must wonder just how much better he can be.

Only time will tell what happens when the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Fueled by VP Racing Fuels kicks off this weekend.

Good seats remain for the Allentown race weekend. They can be purchased online through a link on the show website, indoorautoracing.com or at the box office on the day of the event. For those who cannot attend, the event will be available on DTD Pay-Per-View for $64.99 for the weekend or $29.99 for Friday and $39.99 for Saturday.

In Allentown on Friday night racing begins at 7:30 PM with the TQ Midgets headlined in three Ironton Auto Body A-Qualifier main events. The top three in each event locks into Saturday’s main event and the Dash. The winner of each of these races will now receive $1,000 thanks to Ironton Auto Body and the Dash winner another $500!

Saturday’s events, sponsored by Future Homes, begin with FAN FEST when the doors open at 5 PM. Racing begins at 7 PM headlined by a 40-lap TQ Midget feature. The Champ Karts and Slingshots run complete shows with features on both nights.

After Allentown the series then moves to Atlantic City for the 20th year under Len Sammons Productions. The NAPA KNOW HOW weekend will feature a first ever “Double Down” schedule, with two Gambler’s Classic races for the TQ Midgets being held, one on Friday night and another on Saturday night.

For more information, including ticket information, host hotel rates and racer entry forms visit the series website www.indoorautoracing.com.

 

 

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Auction Coming Up at Chili Bowl!

Knoxville, IA, January 5, 2023 - The non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation is gearing up for a big week in Tulsa, Oklahoma, during the 37th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, presented by General Tire, January 9-14, 2023! The museum’s week will be highlighted by its museum-benefit auction on Thursday, January 12.

The auction benefits the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum as well as The Parent Child Center of Tulsa, and will take place on Thursday, January 12, at 11:00 a.m. inside the Tulsa State Fairgrounds’ River Spirit Expo Center in the bleachers in turn four. We will again have a huge assortment of unique and autographed memorabilia including signed items from many of your favorite drivers!

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum staff will also be present in the trade show area. Books from the museum store will be available for purchase, as will annual memberships to the museum.

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum executive director Bob Baker says, “We have to thank Emmett Hahn, a National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee himself, and his team for continuing to allow us to have a presence at their week-long indoor midget car racing event. We will also have a booth back in the trade show every day at the Chili Bowl, showcasing a number of books from our store for sale!”

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the special events happening here, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

 

 

2023 Silver Dollar Speedway Schedule Unveiled

CHICO, Calif., Jan 5, 2023…SLC Promotions is excited to release the highly anticipated 2023 racing schedule for the famed Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA. A total of 21 diverse and exciting events are geared towards all kinds of motorsport enthusiasts. “Coming into our second year of promoting at Chico, we wanted to give some new divisions a chance to broaden our spectrum of racing for the fans but also continue to build upon what we started last year,” said Colby Copeland of SLC Promotions. “Brad, Kyle, and I all have the same vision in making Silver Dollar Speedway one of the top dirt tracks in the Country.”

The season kicks of the with traditional Silver Cup on March 3rd and 4th. Last year, John Padjen’s name was added to the event. Padjen, the longtime promoter of Silver Dollar Speedway and who was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2008, passed away near the end of 2021. With his families blessing, the Silver Cup John Padjen Classic is in honor of him. The popular and exciting Dwarf Cars, a John Padjen favorite, are slated for both nights also.

SLC Promotions is committed to revitalizing winged 410 sprint car racing in California. Not only are they bringing back the Mini Gold Cup, but both nights are 410 winged sprints with the Saturday March 18th race being a NARC/KWS point show. One of the biggest shows of the year is the David Tarter Memorial. This year’s event is scheduled for May 6th and is also a NARC/KWS 410 sprint car point race. In all, the fans will get a chance to see the 410-winged sprint cars eight different times this year. That total includes the newly added May 28th Silver Dollar Fair race on a Sunday night.

The Silver Dollar Speedway is best known for the Gold Cup Race of Champions. This four-day event kicks off on September 6th and runs through September 9th. This event attracts sprint car fans from around the world. On Wednesday Sept 6th, the Gold Cup begins with the popular Sprint Car Challenge Tour. This year, the SCCT race is open to all 360 teams. The World of Outlaws hit the track for three consecutive nights starting on Thursday, September 8th. “The Gold Cup will continue to be our biggest and most prestigious event,” said Copeland. “This race is what put Silver Dollar Speedway on the racing map, and we will continue to build this event for years to come.”

The 2023 schedule showcases some new divisions making their first appearance under the SLC Promotions banner. The Northwest Focus Midgets are penciled in on September 7th and 8th. The newly formed West Coast Hobby Stock Tour competes July 21st. The popular winged Crate Sprint Cars get a shot on July 16th. Joining them on that same night is the Tri State Pro Stock Series. It marks the first appearance for this tour at Silver Dollar Speedway.

The Malicious Monster Truck Tour is slated for a two-night show on April 7th and 8th. That weekend is the lone appearance for the Monster Trucks this year at Chico.

The Fast Cars and Freedom July 4th event will host winged 360 sprint cars, hobby stocks and IMCA Sport Mods. As usual, the post-race entertainment features a spectacular firework show.

Other highlights on the racing schedule include the Tyler Wolf Memorial, part of the Summer Nationals in July, the Brownell/Herseth Classic in May, and the season ending Fall Nationals in tribute to Stephen Allard set for October 6th and 7th.

In the next few weeks more information about these upcoming events will be released.

 

 

Germfree Southern Sprint Car Shootout Positioned For Exciting Inaugural Event

BARBERVILLE, FL (Jan. 3, 2023) – With Florida-based Germfree joining as the title sponsor, the inaugural Southern Sprint Car Shootout is set to bring fans an exciting new event, Jan. 26-28.

For the first time in 18 years, the United Sprint Car Series will return to Volusia Speedway Park for the doubleheader weekend to open its 2023 season.

The best 360 Sprint Car drivers in the country and beyond will gather in Barberville, FL for a $3,000-to-win prize Friday, Jan. 27, and then an impressive $5,000 top prize on Saturday, Jan. 28. There will be an open practice on Thursday, Jan. 26.

Continuing its support for Volusia Speedway Park – which it will do throughout 2023 as the track’s preferred BioTech partner – Germfree joined as the event’s title sponsor looking to enhance the event and further reach fans.

“We’re excited to partner with this inaugural event and continue to support Volusia Speedway Park and the racing community,” said Jessica Miller of Germfree. “Working with Volusia has created a tremendous opportunity to educate race fans about our company. We can’t wait for everyone to enjoy the Germfree Southern Sprint Car Shootout.”

The United Sprint Car Series’ inaugural visit came in 2001 and was won by former World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series driver Terry McCarl. The Series was also a part of Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals in 2004 with the World of Outlaws Late Models.

Tyler Clem, of St. Petersburg, FL, has already locked himself into the event by winning the Sprint Car race during the Battle in Barberville in December.

“That’s a big deal,” Clem said. “You never know what can happen in Qualifying… It’s a cool deal we’re getting to do this.”

Joining them during the weekend will be Street Stocks on Friday and Thunder Stocks on Saturday – both competing for $1,000 paydays.

The full list of former USCS winners at Volusia include, McCarl (2001), Sport Allen (2001), Kenny Adams (2003 x2, 2004, 2005), Joey Saldana (2004), Chad Kemenah (2004) and Terry Gray (2004).

Tickets will be available at the track. If you can’t make it, you can watch Friday and Saturday night’s event live on DIRTVision.

 

 

Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway releases 2023 racing schedule

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA – January 4, 2023…The Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare has announced its 2023 schedule of events, as always putting a focus on special shows throughout the season.

“We’ve placed an emphasis on special events here at Stone Thunderbowl Raceway over the last several years and are happy with how the schedule came out,” commented track Promoter Steve Faria. “We are really excited to hold a High Limit Sprint Car Series event in March and hope the fans will come support the show. They are doing a great thing for Sprint Car racing and it has the potential to be a huge night. The Trophy Cup and the Dennis Roth Classic will also be major events on the slate among others.”

Eleven total nights of competitive racing action will be seen in 2023. The always exciting USAC/CRA Wingless 410 Sprint Cars make a pair of appearances this year, including the Thunderbowl Raceway season-opener on Saturday March 25th. Also in competition that night will be the Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Western RaceSavers. USAC/CRA will return on Saturday May 20th for the “Chris and Brian Faria Memorial.”

One of the more anticipated nights of racing this season will take place on Tuesday March 28th when the Tulare Thunderbowl hosts opening night for the High Limit Winged 410 Sprint Car Series. The new tour presented by Brad Sweet and Kyle Larson in conjunction with Flo Racing is sure to bring national attention to the track. The one-night stand will hand out a staggering $23,000 to the winner of the main event.

After making its debut last year the “Dennis Roth Classic” expands to two days and will shift to an early season date on Friday and Saturday April 14th and 15th. Both nights will feature the Northern Auto Racing Club 410 Sprint Cars and the Kings of Thunder Winged 360s. The NARC finale will once again dish out $8,300 to the winner.

The Central California IMCA Clash sanctioned “Kris Mancebo Memorial” converges at the Thunderbowl on Saturday May 6th this season. Divisions tackling the track will include the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods and IMCA Stock Cars.

A Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Car event on Saturday October 14th is sure to be a perfect lead-in to the following weeks 29th running of the Trophy Cup that occurs on Thursday, Friday and Saturday October 19th, 20th and 21st. Winged 360 Sprint Cars will make up the bill all three nights of the Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup presented by Rudeen Racing, which as always benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Special thanks to Promoter Steve Faria with System 1 and System 1 Pro Ignition, General Manager Josh Miller, along with all our partners for making things happen at Thunderbowl Raceway including Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC, Budweiser, Roth Motorsports, KRC Safety, George at Garton Tractor, Double “D” Towing and JD Heiskel & Company.

For more info on the Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway visit www.thunderbowlraceway.com and like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Tulare-Thunderbowl-Raceway-392991907541396/?fref=ts The Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets at 620 South K Street Tulare, California 93274. From the junction of SR 99 and SR 137, go west on SR 137. At South K go south one-half mile to the Fairgrounds. Camping is available for fans off turns three and four.

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Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway 2023 Schedule

Saturday March 25th: USAC/CRA Wingless 410 Sprint Cars, Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Western RaceSaver Sprints

Tuesday March 28th: High Limit Winged 410 Sprint Car Series ($23,000-to-win)

Friday April 14th: Northern Auto Racing Club 410 Sprint Cars and Kings of Thunder Winged 360s (Dennis Roth Classic) Saturday April 15th: Northern Auto Racing Club 410 Sprint Cars and Kings of Thunder Winged 360s (Dennis Roth Classic)

Saturday April 29th: Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Western RaceSaver Sprints and Legends of Kearney Bowl

Saturday May 6th: IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods and IMCA Stock Cars (Central California IMCA Clash- Kris Mancebo Memorial)

Saturday May 20th: USAC/CRA Wingless 410 Sprint Cars, Kings of Thunder Winged 360s (Chris and Brian Faria Memorial)

Saturday October 14th: Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Western RaceSaver Sprints and Legends of Kearney Bowl (Trophy Cup Tune-Up)

Thursday October 19th: Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 29 presented by Rudeen Racing Friday October 20th: Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 29 presented by Rudeen Racing Saturday October 21st: Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 29 presented by Rudeen Racing

 

 

Year In Review- TMAC Tallies Another Title

PETERSEN MEDIA: 2022 was another banner year for Hall of Fame Driver, Terry McCarl. Turning his main attention to the 360ci division at Knoxville Raceway, McCarl was able to race his way to the Points Championship and give the McCarl family their 23rd Knoxville Championship with 12 Owner Titles and 11 Driver titles, between Terry’s father Lenard, and his sons Austin and Carson.

“I think it’s very cool that between my father, myself, and my sons, we have accounted for 23 Championships at Knoxville Raceway,” Terry McCarl said. “With Austin and Carson both focusing on the 410ci Points Championship in 2022, I had a blast watching them race as we chased the 360ci Championship.”

While focusing on Knoxville points, TMAC still managed to venture out around the Midwest, and find success in doing so. Running a 36-race schedule, McCarl was able to tally seven wins in three different states as he was victorious in Iowa, Georgia, and Nebraska.

En route to the Track Championship, McCarl was no stranger to victory lane at Knoxville as he racked up five feature event wins, which aided his Championship and earned TMAC Motorsports the 360 Team of the Year award at the track’s year end banquet.

“This is such a team driven sport, and for our team to be recognized against some very tough teams is special,” McCarl added. “My son Carson worked so hard. He built all of my cars, took care of my engines, and was instrumental to our success.”

With the start of the 2023 season looming, McCarl is busy working on his team of marketing partners as he puts a schedule together. On top of that, TMAC and Lori are awaiting the birth of their first grandchild, so the start of their 2023 campaign may look different than it has in years past.

“It is a busy time of year for us,” McCarl noted. “We are working on our Marketing partners, and that will dictate a lot of what we do in 2023. We would love to run a full IRA slate but that is TBD at this time. We enjoy kicking our season off in Georgia and Florida in February, but with Austin and Alyssa expecting their first born in Mid-February, that obviously takes priority, and we are so excited for them.”

“I had a blast running the 360ci at Knoxville, but really want to get back into 410ci racing next year, but don’t want to race against my sons,” McCarl continued. ‘I’d love to travel and little and compete all over and not run for a championship unless my partners want to. 360ci racing is great, but it just doesn’t quite pay enough for what it costs to run for a Championship. If you want to be a weekend warrior it’s great, but really aiming to get back into a 410ci.”

With McCarl still adding to his team of Marketing Partners as the he rings in the New Year, interested parties are encouraged to reach out to him via email at TLAM@aol.com.

Terry McCarl and TMAC Motorsports would like to thank Country Builders Construction, JLT Enterprises, DeBerg Concrete, CM Rock, Bosma Family Farms, HRP, Justice Brothers/Gillund Ent, Durst Inc., ICGC Iowa Concrete Grinding and Coating, Engler, Phil & Vivian, Octane Inc., Tailgators Bar and Grill, Sposato Paint, Elder Cadillac, Cox Design and Metal Fabrication, Pro Shocks, Wilwood Brakes, Crow Enterprises, Schoenfeld, Hoosier Tire, Bell Helmets, All Star Performance, Winters Performance, Burnett’s Rock and Landscaping, Maxim Chassis, Walker Filtration, Saldana Tanks, KSE Steering, UltraShield Seats, Smith Ti, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, and Hinchman Safety for their continued support.

2022 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 36, Wins-7, Top 5’s-20, Top 10’s-27.

ON TAP: TMAC is still TBD when his 2023 season will start.

STAY CONNECTED: For inside access to Terry McCarl give him a follow on Twitter @TerryMcCarl24 or visit his website at www.terrymccarl.com.

 

 

The 35th Syracuse Motorsports Expo is Ready for March 11th and 12th!

SYRACUSE NY – Coming off a very successful Northeast Racing Parts Auction and Trade Show (NRP), Jeremie Corcoran is now shifting his focus to the 35th edition of the Syracuse Motorsports Expo which will be Saturday and Sunday, March 11 and 12.

The historic Center of Progress Building located on the New York State Fairgrounds will once again host the popular motorsports extravaganza.

“I just can’t thank everyone enough for a great NRP event and now we are getting ready for the Expo,” noted promoter Corcoran. “It was tough for everyone coming off COVID, but we had an awesome show last year and now with our friends from Canada able to cross like before, this year’s show will be even more special.”

The Expo will be filled from wall to wall with race cars from all divisions, racetracks on both the dirt and asphalt families along with many sanctioning bodies to meet and greet everyone.

“For years the Expo has always been the official start to racing season here in Upstate, NY,” Corcoran continued, “It doesn’t matter what type of car or track, fans will get to see it all here in March.”

Please note that due to another function at the Center of Progress Building on Friday, March 10th, set up will start at 6PM for all the displays. Doors will remain open to the last person shows up. The show will officially open on Saturday the 11th at 11AM with doors closing at 8PM. On Sunday it will be 10AM to 4PM.

Please visit the Expo Facebook page by simply typing in Syracuse Motorsports Expo or on the web at https://syracusemotorsports.com . where vendors, tracks, cars and displays will find the entry forms shortly.

The Syracuse Motorsports Expo has been a Motorsports tradition for 35 years. We hope you can join us in the fun!!

 

 

Year In Review- 2022 One To Remember for Joel Myers Jr

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the Calendar flipping to 2023, Joel Myers Jr can look back and reflect on his 2022 campaign. When it was all said and done, the 16-year-old had a season to remember as he scored his first 360ci and 410ci winged sprint car feature event wins.

“2022 was a great year,’ Joel Myers Jr said. “I had a great opportunity to start the year with Vertullo Motorsports, and I was thankful they gave me a chance. I was also fortunate to run with Doug Rutz on occasion and had a blast working with him. I am also extremely thankful that my family continued to support me, and we had a memorable run to cap the season in the No. 46jr.”

Competing 59 times in 2023, the Sebastopol, CA driver netted 2 feature event wins, 17 Top-5’s and 26 Top-10’s. Running with the KWS/NARC Series, the Sprint Car Challenge Tour as well as weekly events at Placerville Speedway, Ocean Speedway, Silver Dollar Speedway, and in New Zealand, Myers Jr was also able to make his long waited debut with the World of Outlaws Series, and racked strong results with each.

Making his debut with ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ over the Labor Day weekend in Alger, WA, Myers Jr opened some eyes as he made all three ‘A’ Mains, and tabulated a career best finish with the Series as he ran fourth in only his second start with the series at Skagit Speedway.

Not only did Myers have success with the Outlaws at Skagit Speedway, but the youngster also flexed his muscle at the Super Dirt Cup in June and earned Hard Charger Honors at the prestigious event as he charged from 21st to tally a ninth-place finish in the feature event.

Myers Jr would put together a slew of podium runs including podiums at the Howard Kaeding Classic with KWS/NARC as well as the SCCT portion of the Dave Bradway Jr Memorial to go along with a trio of podiums during his first ever visit to New Zealand.

The end of the season will be on Joel Myers Jr will forever remember. Still searching for his first career win, Myers Jr checked into his hometown track, Petaluma Speedway, in late September for the track’s biggest event of the year, the Adobe Cup.

In front of a slew of family and friends, ‘Jr’ went toe-to-toe with some of California’s best and broke through to pick up his first career Sprint Car win.

Ending his year on a high, Myers Jr then turned his attention to closing the calendar year out in New Zealand as he teamed up with car owner, Daniel Anderson. Picking up a pair of podiums in his first two starts, the third race out would prove to be the charm for the Californian as he raced to the win in Ruapuna, NZ marking his first ever win with a 410ci powered power plant.

For good measure, Myers Jr then proceeded to open 2023 in victory lane as he scored another win at Central Motor Speedway in Cromwell, NZ.

“To finally get a win was huge,” Myers Jr said. “We were fast all year, and to pull it off at home was special. I had a ton of great people in my corner, and it was a great year. Luckily it looks like we will be able to build with that same core group and it has me really excited for 2023 back home. Being in New Zealand to close out 2022 and open 2023 has been great as well. The Anderson’s have given be a great opportunity and it is only going to help us hit the 2023 season full steam ahead.”

Joel Myers Jr Racing would like to thank All About Fire Protection, Hi-Plains Building Division, DirtDudes Excavating, PitStopUSA, System 1 Ignition, Weld, Smith Ti, Y2K Gaming, Shark Racing Engines, Lucas Oil, Vaider, L Delo Designs, Walker Performance Filtration, ShopRico.Com, Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Kaeding Performance, Triple X Race Co., and Ogio, for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 59, Wins-2, Top-5’s- 17, Top-10’s-26

ON TAP: Myers Jr is currently racing in New Zealand.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with ‘Jr’ by following him on Twitter @Racing46Jr, Instagram @Racing46jr, or by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/JoelMyersJr.

 

 

 

Ashton Torgerson 7th in Outlaw Non-Winged Feature at Tulsa Shootout

PETERSEN MEDIA- Capping 2022 with a busy week at the Tulsa Shootout, Ashton Torgerson was able to race his way into the Outlaw Non-Winged feature event and tally a seventh-place finish.

Taking part in Winged and Non-Winged action at the Tulsa Shootout in the A-Class, Stock, and Outlaw Divisions, Torgerson was strong all week, but had the best week in Outlaw Non-Winged action.

Racing to a second-place finish from his eighth starting spot in the Outlaw Non-Winged Heat, Torgerson moved into a qualifier in his Rowdy Energy backed No. 02 and picked up a win from the pole.

With his win and his points from his heat, the Medford, OR driver locked directly into Saturday’s feature event where he took the green flag from the eighth starting position.

Late in the day on Saturday’s Championship finale, track prep was the theme and it created for tricky surfaces in the feature event. With passing tough in the ‘A’, Torgerson continue to show the same speed he displayed all week as he battled inside the Top-10.

With the race ripping of laps quickly, Torgerson took the checkered flag with a seventh-place finish.

Outlaw Winged action got off to a great start for Torgerson as well, as he took advantage of his front row starting position in his heat. Picking up the win, Torgerson wasn’t able to tally a ton of points based on his starting position but did all that he could based on his draw.

Locking into a qualifier, Torgerson’s third place finish put him in a Saturday night ‘B’, where he would race to a win before ending his Winged Outlaw Tulsa Shootout with a 14th place finish in the Last Chance Qualifier.

Going from seventh to fifth in his ‘A’ Class Winged heat, Torgerson would move into a ‘C’ main, where he just narrowly missed a transfer to the ‘B’ and settled for a third-place result.

The fourth and final class he was in action in at the Tulsa Shootout was in Stock Class Non Winged entry, and he flirted with racing in the feature event in this class as well.

Running second in his heat race from the eighth staring position, Torgerson lined his Rowdy Energy No. 02 machine up third in his qualifier and ended up finishing third. Locking into a Saturday night ‘B’, Torgerson would pick up the win, just as he did in ‘A’ Class Winged “B” Main action, and in the LCQ he would have issues as he would not finish the race and end his Stock Non-Winged Shootout.

When it was all said and done, Torgerson would cap his Shootout off with the aforementioned seventh place run in Non-Winged Outlaw competition.

ON TAP: Ashton Torgerson is now slated for next week’s Chili Bowl.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-124, Wins-35, Top 5’s-66, Top 10’s-86

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Ashton Torgerson by following Torgerson Racing on Facebook, and @TorgersonRacing on Twitter.

 

Austin Torgerson Lands on Stock Non-Winged Podium at Tulsa Shootout

PETERSEN MEDIA- Austin Torgerson ended 2022 on a high note. Taking part in four divisions at the Tulsa Shootout, Torgerson capped his week off with a third place run during the Stock Non-Winged feature event.

Though he would compete in four classes at the Shootout, the Stock Non-Winged class is where Austin Torgerson shined all week long.

Heat race action saw Torgerson work his way from fifth to pick up the win aboard his Safety-Kleen entry.

Moving into a qualifier, the Medford, OR driver lined up on the front row and handled his business as he worked the Tulsa Expo Raceway to perfection and picked up the very important win.

With his win, Torgerson was safely in Saturday’s Stock Non-Winged feature event where he was slated to roll off the starting grid from the third starting position.

As the feature event went green after some track work, Torgerson settled in as he spent the duration of the race battling for a spot on the podium. Keeping his car solidly in third, Torgerson went on to capture the checekered flag in third, and celebrate on the podium.

Having some tough luck in Outlaw and “A” Class Winged divisions, Torgerson would eventually tally a third-place finish in the Winged Outlaw ‘C’, and a 5th place finish in the ‘A’ Class Winged C.

Non-Winged Outlaw action saw him Charge from seventh to first in the ‘E’, aboard his Safety-Kleen backed No. 88, before his run from 13th to seventh in the ‘D’, ended his week of Outlaw action.

ON TAP: Austin Torgerson is TBD on his next race.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-110, Wins-10, Top 5’s-64, Top 10’s-78

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Ashton Torgerson by following Torgerson Racing on Facebook, and @TorgersonRacing on Twitter.

 

 

BLOOMSBURG FAIR RACEWAY, BLOOMSBURG, PA

WEBSITE: https://racing.bloomsburgfair.com/

COMING EVENTS:

Jan. 7 Indoor Auto Racing Championship fueled by VP Racing Fuels PPL Center, Allentown, Pa. (Display)

Jan. 14 EMPA Convention, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Jan. 20 & 21 Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Racecar & Trade Show, Oaks, Pa. (Display)

April 13 Open practice all divisions 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

April 20 @ 6:00 pm Opening Night

Bloomsburg Fair Raceway sets 2023 schedule in motion…USAC All-Pro SpeedSTRs will headline division line-up

(BLOOMSBURG 12-29-22): The Bloomsburg Fair Raceway has just put the finishing touches on the 2023 schedule of events that will be run at the 3/8-mile dirt oval located inside the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds with a dozen race dates slated that will all be held on Thursday evenings throughout the season.

The action will commence on April 20 and continue through September 28. All racing will start at 7:00 pm.

The Bloomsburg Fair Raceway will continue to keep up its goal of presenting action packed family entertainment at a good value although this year will also be a bit of a different feel as the track will run more standard divisions and for the first time there will be class champions crowned when all is said and done.

Heading up the line-up will be the USAC All-Pro SpeedSTRs which bring an exciting brand of open-cockpit racing no matter where they compete at. Last season the SpeedSTRs participated for the first time at Bloomsburg – racing twice – and each feature turned out to be very thrilling and won by pair of standout drivers with Timmy Buckwalter and Billy Pauch Jr., taking respective victories over star-studded fields.

Joining the SpeedSTRs will be the 602 Crate Modifieds which over the last few seasons continue to gain in popularity at the various northeast tracks they run at. It won’t come as a surprise to see some drivers doing double duty between the SpeedSTRs and Modifieds.

The 602 Crate Modifieds will have a special night on July 13 with a $1500-to-win Short Track Super Series North Region feature.

Another division that will see its share of activity is the 4-Cylinder Stocks that will be run under the SCDRA rules. This class is made up of 4-cylinder front wheel drive cars, all of which made their way to the track after at one time being a daily drivers on the open road.

Rounding out the Bloomsburg card will be the Slingshots by Tobias. The Slingshot mimics a scaled down dirt Modified and is powered by a Briggs & Stratton engine. Slingshots give drivers the opportunity to race without the large investment of motorsports and these purpose built race cars are designed for 1/8 to 1/3 mile dirt and pavement speedways. In the case of Bloomsburg a specially designed track will be in place for them.

Additional touring groups will be hitting the track as well. IMCA Modifieds, ARDC Midgets, Wingless Sportsman and the 305 PASS Sprint cars all have selective dates inked.

Prior to the April 20 opener a Test and Tune will be held on Thursday, April 13 from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm and is open all divisions.

Weekly driver meeting will take place at 6:00 pm followed by warm-ups at 6:15. Heats and qualifying will get underway starting at 7:00. Pits will open at 5:00 and grandstands at 6:00. Pits are $30 per person and grandstands are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, active military and students. Kids 6-12 are $5 under 6 are free.

For up to date news please visit the track’s website at https://racing.bloomsburgfair.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BloomsburgFairRaceway/, Twitter at https://twitter.com/BloomFairRacewy and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/bloomsburgfairraceway/

 

 

Russell Motorsports Inc. releases loaded schedule for the Placerville Speedway in 2023

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – December 30, 2022…Set to enter year eight under the Russell Motorsports Inc. banner the El Dorado County Fairgrounds based Placerville Speedway has released its schedule of events for the upcoming 58th season of competition.

Since opening in 1965 the Placerville Speedway has been a favorite among fans throughout Northern California. Well known for its steep banks, distinctive red clay, loyal fan base and extremely close action, the track is located just 40-minutes up the hill from the capital city of Sacramento.

The season starts off with a Test and Tune on March 11th followed by the opening point race on Saturday March 18th. That night will launch the first of 15 championship point races presented by long-time speedway partner Hoosier Racing Tires. Points paying divisions will be comprised of Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models, Pure Stocks and Mini Trucks. The weekly action as noted, opens on March 18th and concludes on August 26th.

The annual “Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial” featuring the Northern Auto Racing Club 410 Sprint Cars and the Sprint Car Challenge Tour will hit the Placerville bullring for the third straight season. This time around however, it has transformed into a colossal double header weekend. The SCCT 360s get things started on Friday June 2nd, while the NARC Sprinters finish things off with the 32nd running of the “Bradway” on Saturday June 3rd.

The Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards will also open their sixth season of action during the “Spring Fever Frenzy” at Placerville Speedway on Saturday March 25th.

The annual “Nor*Cal Posse Shootout” is back on Labor Day weekend, taking place Saturday and Sunday September 2nd and 3rd. Winged 360 Sprint Cars will headline the two-night card with more details to follow as the event gets closer. The always exciting Wingless Sprints will also be in action each night at the shootout.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will also make its grand return to Placerville Speedway on Saturday September 16th. The “49er Gold Rush Classic” marks the 10th ever appearance by the Greatest Show on Dirt and will also feature the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association.

One of the more anticipated events each season returns with the fourth running of the “Hangtown 100” set to commence in November. The USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets will tackle the speedway for three exciting nights of competition on November 16th, 17th and 18th. The BCRA Wingless Lightning Sprints round out the bill each evening.

Other special events that highlight the schedule include the 20th annual “Tribute to Al Hinds” on April 15th, the “Tilford Tribute” on April 22nd, John Padjen “Kids Bike Night” presented by the Pizza Factory on May 20th, Thompson’s “Fan Appreciation Night” on June 24th, the annual “Freedom Fireworks” showcase on Tuesday July 4th, the 18th annual “Mark Forni Classic” on July 29th and the Malicious Monster Truck “Insanity Tour” on September 22nd and 23rd.

The annual “Legends Night” event this year on Saturday August 26th will also double as the Western Sprint Tour “Northwest Speedweek” finale, guaranteeing a star-studded field of Winged 360 Sprint Cars. Not only will a Speedweek champion be crowned, but so will the Placerville Speedway Winged Sprint Car, Ltd. Late Model and Pure Stock titlists respectively.

The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for sponsorship opportunities at the office.

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com ………

Placerville Speedway 2023 Schedule Celebrating 58 years of Grassroots Racing

Saturday March 11: Test and Tune | noon-4pm. Pit Gate Opens at noon. Grandstands are closed Saturday March 18: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Wingless Sprints | Championship Opener

Saturday March 25: Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards and BCRA Lightning Sprints | Spring Fever Frenzy

Saturday April 8: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | Easter Eggstravaganza Saturday April 15: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and BCRA Lightning Sprints | 20th annual Tribute to Al Hinds Saturday April 22: Tri-State Pro Stock Series, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Vintage Hard Tops | Tilford Tribute Saturday April 29: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Mini Trucks

Saturday May 6: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, USAC Western States Midgets, BCRA Wingless Lightning Sprints and Mini Trucks | First Responders Night Saturday May 20: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour | John Padjen Kids Bike Night presented by Pizza Factory

Friday June 2: Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial Opening Night Saturday June 3: NARC 410 Sprint Car Series and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | 32nd annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial

Saturday June 24: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Mini Trucks, Wingless Sprints and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | Fan Appreciation Night presented by Thompson’s Family of Dealerships

Tuesday July 4: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models and Pure Stocks | Freedom Fireworks Saturday July 8: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, USAC Western States Midgets, Pure Stocks and BCRA Wingless Lightning Sprints Saturday July 15: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprints | Red Hawk Casino Night Saturday July 29: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and BCRA Lightning Sprints | 18th annual Mark Forni Classic

Saturday August 5: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | Carnett Clash Saturday August 12: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Mini Trucks | Big Trophy Night presented by Coors Light Saturday August 26: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars| Legends Night/ Western Sprint Tour NW Speedweek Finale

Saturday September 2: Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Wingless Sprints | 6th annual Nor*Cal Posse Shootout Sunday September 3: Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Wingless Sprints | 6th annual Nor*Cal Posse Shootout

Saturday September 16: World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | 49er Gold Rush Classic

Friday September 22: Malicious Monster Trucks | Insanity Tour Saturday September 23: Malicious Monster Trucks | Insanity Tour

Thursday November 16: USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets plus Wingless BCRA/ California Lightning Sprints | Hangtown 100 Friday November 17: USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets plus Wingless BCRA/ California Lightning Sprints | Hangtown 100 Saturday November 18: USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets plus Wingless BCRA/ California Lightning Sprints | Hangtown 100

Saturday December 9: Annual Swap Meet 9am-1pm – Pit Gate opens at 8:30am – Rain or Shine Saturday December 9: Awards Banquet | Night of Champions at El Dorado County Fairgrounds

 

 

CRSA Sprints Informational Meeting January 8 at DisBatch Brewing

Press Release by: Steven Ovens – December 30th, 2022 –

(SODUS, NY) – Coming off a record-setting year for the CRSA Sprints, where some $15,000 in cash and contingencies were distributed at season’s end, the traveling 305 sprint car series is already diving in head-first into 2023.

Series Director Mike Emhof of Mike Emhof Motorsports has set a date for an informational meeting for the upcoming season for Sunday January 8, 2023 from 10:30AM until 1:00PM. CRSA Members, officials and anyone interested in competing in the series are encouraged to attend to discuss topics such as technical rules, race format, purse and point fund as well as the 2023 schedule. Pizza will be provided and DisBatch Brewing will have their selection of in-house brews available.

RSVP’s for the event are requested to be phoned, emailed or text messaged to Emhof for a head count.

As first responders, DisBatch Brewing understands the sacrifice, the challenges, as well as the rewards of dedicated service. Dis-Batch wants to say thank you to everyone who keeps our communities safe and moving forward by providing a comfortable place to relax, share a story, and a pint (or 2)!

DisBatch Brewing, located at 3250 Canandaigua Road in Macedon, NY is ready to serve you your craft beer favorites or show you a pint of something new altogether! They are on Facebook @DisBatchBrewing as well as on the world wide web at www.disbatchbrewing.com

For more information on the series, results and points please visit our website www.crsa.myracepass.com

Please visit the Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprints on Facebook (@CRSAsprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

 

 

Boos Named Recipient Of 2022 David Lesiecki Award

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Dec. 30, 2022) – The Rumble in Fort Wayne’s “jack of all trades” and diligent promoter, Larry Boos, was permanently etched into the fabric of the indoor racing spectacular’s lore on Friday night.

As part of opening ceremonies for the 24th annual Rumble, presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales, Boos was recognized with the event’s highest honor – the David Lesiecki Award for Untiring Dedication and Devotion to Motorsports.

The award was created in 2014 to honor the late Lesiecki, who passed away prior to that year’s Rumble and was instrumental in the operation and success of the quarter midget class at the event for many years.

Lesiecki‘s widow Diana and sons A.J. and Jonathan, who both raced 600cc micro sprints at the Rumble for many years, have remained an active part of the Rumble community and the event’s operational success.

Diana has maintained the quarter midget program behind the scenes since David’s passing with help from 2018 Lesiecki Award recipient David Ebert. Meanwhile, A.J. and Jonathan transitioned over to lead the technical inspection side of the micro sprint program in 2021, following in their father’s footsteps by becoming instrumental members of the Rumble’s diverse event staff.

While the David Lesiecki Award has primarily been presented to Rumble competitors in the past, Diana Lesiecki noted that this year, the Lesiecki family wanted to honor the man responsible for making the Rumble happen year after year – and whose work ethic “defines the meaning of the word untiring.”

“This award was originally Larry’s idea as a way to remember my dad, a Rumble worker, but more importantly, his friend,” noted A.J. Lesiecki. “For the past eight years, he has played a critical role in having a say alongside the family as to who it would be presented to. … This year, however, that was not the case.

“The Rumble website states that this award is presented to the person who best represents the passion and dedication that David Lesiecki had for racing and for our family,” the elder Lesiecki brother added. “Since the inception of this award, we knew that Larry was the perfect recipient, but he would never allow us to choose him. This year, we’re choosing him anyway and this is the first time he’s hearing about it.

“For all the racers that compete here, Larry’s reputation speaks for itself, but for the fans … Larry is the one who puts this on year after year and he’s the reason our family continues to work this event eight years after my dad’s passing. We couldn’t be more grateful to him for all he’s done for the Rumble.”

Boos, who took over promotion duties of the Rumble from previous promoter Tony Barhorst following the 2014 event, was taken aback by the presentation. He later noted that his passion for the Rumble extends beyond simply putting on two days of racing inside the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

“It’s about the people,” Boos said. “That’s what truly makes this event special. … I don’t like surprises, but this is one I’ll accept.

“David was an inspiration,” added Boos, who choked up as he continued. “His work ethic at this event and in this sport is something matched by very few, and I’ll accept this award on behalf of the entire staff and crew here that takes time every year to make the Rumble in Fort Wayne possible for the fans.”

Past recipients of the David Lesiecki Award include John Ivy (2014), Doc Hathaway (2015), Larry Cleveland (2016), Joe Liguori (2017), Ebert (2018), Charlie Schultz (2019), and Mel and Don Kenyon (2021 co-recipients).

The award was not presented in 2020, when the Rumble was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Action at the 24th Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales continues Saturday, with a full program of quarter midget, go-kart, 600cc micro and midget racing beginning at 11 a.m. ET.

Live streaming coverage of the event is being provided for the second consecutive year by SPEED SPORT affiliate PitRow.TV, the official video partner of the Rumble in Fort Wayne.

 

 

Price Returning to Sides Motorsports for First Full Season With World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - BARTLETT, Tenn. (Dec. 28, 2022) - Robbie Price will be back in the Sides Motorsports No. 7s in 2023.

It will mark Price's first full season with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. Price joined Sides Motorsports in the spring of 2022 and finished out the season after car owner Jason Sides was sidelined because of knee and hip problems.

"I'm really excited for it," Price said. "It's been a while since someone from the Northwest has been out on the tour. I want to be able to run a full deal and nobody from where I'm from has run the tour let alone 90 percent of the tracks we go to. I've always wanted to run the Outlaws deal. That's something I can put on my list of achievements."

Price highlighted the 2022 season with fifth-place outings at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., and at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. He also made the dash a handful of times and found better consistency toward the end of the season.

"Seat time is the biggest thing and is one thing that is the hardest thing to get," Price said. "I had a lot of fun last year and I felt we had some decent runs. I'm hoping starting off the year we can keep our momentum going from last year. Getting better on the big tracks and focusing on running well on the smaller tracks, which is more of my wheelhouse, are goals of mine."

Sides is also aiming to compete in select races throughout the 2023 season.

"We're excited to have Robbie back with the team and look forward to him taking another step forward as we return to some tracks where he saw for the first time last year," he said. "It's tough to show up to a new track and be competitive right off the bat with the World of Outlaws. I think we saw improvement on some of the tracks we went to a second or third time last year compared to his debut. We're both eyeing that continued development next season.

"As for me, it's been tough being out of the seat since May. I'm not planning on running full time next year, but will be racing in some events. I'm excited for this role as a car owner watching an up-and-coming driver in Robbie embark upon his first full season with the Outlaws and then getting to log some laps on my own every now and again."

The 2023 season begins for Sides Motorsports at the famed DIRTcar Nationals in Barberville, Fla., in February.

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Increased Point Fund for the POWRi National Midget League in 2023
Belleville, IL (12/27/22) The 2023 POWRi National Midget League racing season will see a schedule of thirty events spanning from March until October with highly anticipated visits to thirteen various racing venues across a four state-swing with an increased points fund of $50,000 at stake.

Continually serving as the POWRi Season Opener, the National Midget League will again kick off the yearly action at the Tenth Annual Turnpike Challenge. Beginning at Creek County Speedway on Thursday, March 23rd, the League will then travel to Port City Raceway for two nights of action on March 24-25.

Ongoing as a fan-favorite staple of yearly-doubleheader weekend racing, the Mid-State Nationals will kick off at Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex on Friday, May 5th followed by a trip to the ‘Diamond of Dirt Tracks,’ on Saturday, May 6th for the Twelfth Annual Open Wheel Showdown at Lucas Oil Speedway.

The Tenth Annual POWRi Illinois SPEEDWeek will again see five nights of racing in the Land of Lincoln displaying some of the best midget racing while attracting drivers from around the globe. Hosting the SPEEDWeek opener will see Charleston Speedway take center stage as the POWRi National Midget League will then head to Lincoln Speedway for night two. Jacksonville Speedway will serve as stop three before the fast lap-times of Mighty Macon Speedway host night four as the POWRi Illinois SPEEDWeek wraps up on Sunday, June 25th.

Steeped in tradition the 2023 POWRi National Midget League season schedule will continue with key honorary events including the Camfield Memorial, the Third Annual Donnie Ray Crawford Sooner State 55, as well as the two-day celebration of the Nineteenth Annual Charlene Meents Memorial.

POWRi National Midget League and Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series will continue the great working relationship after its inaugural 2022 season and will expand on that partnership in 2023. A total of thirteen events will be contested in conjunction, including marquee weekends like the Illini 100, Ironman 55, Quad Cities 150, as well as the championship weekend in Oklahoma.

POWRi National Midget League Tentative 2023 Season Schedule:
3/23/2023 | Creek County Speedway | Sapulpa, OK | Turnpike Challenge
3/24/2023 | Port City Raceway | Tulsa, OK | Turnpike Challenge
3/25/2023 | Port City Raceway | Tulsa, OK | Turnpike Challenge
3/30/2023 | Farmers City Raceway | Farmers City, IL | Illini 100 – Practice
3/31/2023 | Farmers City Raceway | Farmers City, IL | Illini 100
4/1/2023 | Farmers City Raceway | Farmers City, IL | Illini 100
4/14/2023 | I-55 Raceway | Pevely, MO
4/15/2023 | I-55 Raceway | Pevely, MO
5/5/2023 | Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex | Sweet Springs, MO | Mid-State Nationals
5/6/2023 | Lucas Oil Speedway | Wheatland, MO | 12th Annual Open Wheel Showdown
5/12/2023 | TBA
5/13/2023 | Macon Speedway | Macon, IL | Midwest Season Opener
6/21/2023 | Charleston Speedway | Charleston, IL | Illinois SPEEDWeek
6/22/2023 | Lincoln Speedway | Lincoln, IL | Illinois SPEEDWeek
6/23/2023 | Jacksonville Speedway | Jacksonville, IL | Illinois SPEEDWeek
6/24/2023 | Macon Speedway | Macon, IL | Illinois SPEEDWeek
6/25/2023 | TBA | Illinois SPEEDWeek
7/21/2023 | TBA
7/22/2023 | Southern Illinois Raceway | Marion, IL | Southern Illinois Shootout
8/4/2023 | I-55 Raceway | Pevely, MO | Prelude to the Ironman 55
8/5/2023 | I-55 Raceway | Pevely, MO | Ironman 55
8/24/2023 | Davenport Speedway | Davenport, IA | Quad Cities 150 - Practice
8/25/2023 | Davenport Speedway | Davenport, IA | Quad Cities 150
8/26/2023 | Davenport Speedway | Davenport, IA | Quad Cities 150
10/6/2023 | TBA
10/7/2023 | TBA
10/11/2023 | Creek County Speedway | Sapulpa, OK | Sooner State Showdown
10/12/2023 | Port City Raceway | Tulsa, OK | 4th Annual DRC Sooner State 55
10/13/2023 | I-44 Riverside Speedway | Oklahoma City, OK | Meents Memorial
10/14/2023 | I-44 Riverside Speedway | Oklahoma City, OK | Meents Memorial
12/16/2023 | TBA

Schedule subject to alterations and cancelations with TBA events being finalized, future updates will be posted as confirmed.

Full breakdown of the increased 2023 point payout will include 1. $15,000, 2. $8,000, 3. $5,500, 4. $5,000, 5. $4,000, 6. $3,500, 7. $3000, 8. $2,000, 9. $2,000, 10. $ 2,000. In order to be eligible for the point’s fund, members must participate in at least 80% of the completed events during the season.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all the action live on www.DIRTVision.com – either online or by downloading the DIRTVision App.

Follow along for more information on POWRi items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi.

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Start your 2023, Sprintcar style

Sungold Stadium Premier Speedway is gearing up for a massive double header to open the new year on January 1 and 2.
Sprintcars will be the headline act on both nights, with the Clay-Per-View Sprintcars Speedweek finale on the January 1 program, which is presented by Fresha. The four-round series across South Australia and Victoria will conclude at Premier Speedway where the series winner will be announced, and the $15,000 first-place series prize money awarded.
Over fifty cars have nominated for the January 1 event, with no shortage of talent from across Australia accompanied by some exciting international stars.
The traditional New Year’s Dayevent always attracts the leading drivers, and this year is no exception. James McFadden in his NAPA backed entry, headlines the list. In his first outing with the newly formed Hodges Motorsport McFadden scored an impressive second place.
Jamie Veal has been stacking up the wins adding another victory during round 1 of the Clay-Per-View Sprintcars Speedweek at Murray Bridge on Boxing Night. They are joined by a depth of talented drivers from Victoria and South Australia, along with a couple of handy Queenslanders, including the current Classic champion Lochie McHugh and his hard-charging compatriot Cody Maroske.
The field is set to include two Americans in,Cole Macedo, who made a recent visit to Sungold Stadium during December along with Chase Randall,making his Australian debut on Boxing Night at Murray Bridge in South Australia, achieving a fourth place.Cole was very impressive on December 17, showing great pace before enduring some damage in the feature.
The January 1 program has Speedcars and Junior Sedans competing with sixteen Speedcar nominations received, including Travis Mills and Nick Parker, along with interstate drivers Dylan Menz and Robert Heard.
The Junior Sedans hasnineteen Top Star nominations and nine New Star nominations, which will see some new drivers commence their career on Sunday night.
The January 2 event, presented by Go Traffic,featuresthe running of the Victorian Sprintcar Title. After the unfortunate cancellation in November, the title will bookend a fantastic two nights of Sprintcar action. The majority of the Sprintcar field competing on January 1 is expected to return for the coveted Victorian Title. Last year’s winner Matt Dumesnyis unlikely to defend his title due to racing in New South Wales leaving the door wide open for a new winner.
Street Stocks are on the January 2 program with the running of the ‘Go Traffic Switch’ with the feature consisting of ten laps in one direction and the remaining ten laps in the opposite racing direction to determine the winner. Thirty-plus nominations have been received, including current Australian Champion Anthony Beare.
The January 1 and 2 eventscomprise of Round 2 and 3 of the Total Tools Warrnambool Track Championship, which pays an attractive $10,000 end of season first prize.

January 1
Public gates open at 3.00pm
On track action from 5.15pm
Livestream: Clay-Per-View www.clayperview.com

January 2
Public gates open at 4.00pm
On track action from 5.30pm
Livestream: Fitzmediahttps://live.fitzmedia.com.au/products/2nd-jan-2023-premier-speedway-victorian-title

Tickets for both events can be purchased at www.premierspeedway.com.au or can be purchased at the gate from on race day.

 

 

 

 

2022 All HammerDown! Team

 December 27, 2022. Rocklin, CA. HammerDownUSA.com, today, named the 2022 All-HammerDown! Team. David Gravel, the Champion of the Racer’s Racing Series, heads the list of the 40 driver “team”. The All-HammerDown! Team includes drivers that finished in the top 40 in HammerDownUSA.com’s, Racers’ Racing Series point standings. Points are awarded for a 60-race schedule of big events. Drivers must finish in the top eleven positions in an A-Feature to score points. This year there were 148 drivers that earned points at the biggest races in the United States.


 

“Sprint Car and Midget Racing is in a good position, historically speaking,” said Bobby Gerould, editor of HammerDownUSA.com. “Narrowing down the 60 races that make the schedule is getting harder. That’s a good thing. It means there are more high paying events that bring out the best in the competitors. I believe the All-HammerDown! Team provides a snapshot of the present drivers that are getting the job done nationally in open-wheel racing.”


 

Donny Schatz became the only driver to make the All-HammerDown! Team in each of the 20 years since the honor was created in 2003. Six drivers made the All-HammerDown! team for the first time in their careers: Emerson Axsom, Kyle Cummins, Jason McDougal, Thomas Meseraull, Mitchel Moles, and Jake Swanson.

The age range of the 40-driver team extends from Axsom at age 18 to Lance Dewease at age 57.


 

The 20th annual All-HammerDown! Team, in alphabetical order:


Sources: AllStarSprint.com (Tyler Altmeyer), Sprint Car Ratings (Bill Vanselow), USACRacing.com (Richie Murray), Lonnie Wheatley, WorldofOutlaws.com (Brian Walker).

 

 

THIRD GENERATION OF NUCKLES FAMILY RACING ENTERED INTO RUMBLE

Entry Marks First Third Generation of Racers to Tackle Fort Wayne Indoor Racing

FORT WAYNE, IN (December 27, 2022) When the 24th Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales unfolds this weekend (Dec. 30/31) inside the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, history could be made, as a third generation of drivers has submitted their intention to compete. Rylan and Emme Nuckles are scheduled to participate in the Baker Racing Engines quarter midget division, following the driving footsteps of their grandfather Jerry Nuckles and his brother Jeff, and their father Bryan.

Jerry was introduced to Fort Wayne’s indoor racing scene during the winter of 1975 inside of the attached Coliseum, in a Don Edmunds VW midget. A year later, the Nuckles family, of Columbus Motor Speedway fame, purchased a second VW and Jeff joined his brother for the annual Bill Lipkey promoted events. The Nuckles family, consisting of dad Jim, mom Bobbi and brothers Jerry, Jeff and John entered every Fort Wayne race until Jeff was injured at Eldora Speedway in 1984. Jerry related, “I remember several trips from Columbus, Ohio to Fort Wayne that were treacherous as the winter weather in those years seemed to be more harsh.”

After Jeff’s career-ending injury, the Nuckles family sold the cars and sat out until the 2005 season when Bobbi purchased a VW to restart the trend. “Dad and I took the car completely apart and rebuilt it, and around 2008 my son Bryan and I came back to Fort Wayne to race in the annexed Expo Center that now houses the annual Rumble. We found the car not to be very competitive as the configuration and size of the Coliseum and Expo Center tracks were completely different. Instead of cutting up and modifying that car, John located us a suitable replacement in the Chicago area. Modifications were still needed so we relied on Mike Streicher and his side kick Mark to help us create a car that is now very competitive at the Expo Center.”

Bryan will be returning this weekend in that midget but will be kept busy overseeing and introducing his children to the Fort Wayne indoor racing environment. The duo began racing quarter midgets six years ago; however, this will their first venture to the larger Rumble oval, to mark the third generation of Nuckles family racing indoors in Fort Wayne.

Joining the quarter midgets in full racing programs Friday and Saturday will be the midgets, winged and non winged 600cc midgets and go-karts.

Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales tickets are available through any Ticketmaster outlet or at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum box office, and on race-day. For those unable to make the trek to Fort Wayne, this year’s program will be live streamed in its entirety via Pit Row TV and Speed Sport TV. Complete event information may be found

 

 

Brooke Tatnell to Join Sandvig Motorsports as Driver for 2023 Racing Season

Spencer, IA – December 25, 2022

by Justin Snyder, Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Feature Photo Credit: Morgan Hancock

Mike Sandvig Motorsports is proud to announce that Brooke Tatnell has been named the new driver of the No. 7 410 Sprint Car for the 2023 racing season.

After Justin Henderson departed the ride after a successful four year partnership, Sandvig found himself in the unusual spot of looking for a driver this offseason. With a team that’s been as competitive in the Midwest as any team over the last four seasons, Sandvig had no shortage of interest and phone calls over the winter.

However, one name stuck out and that was the Sans Souci, NSW, Australian native of Tatnell. With more than 250 career combined 410 and 360 Sprint Car victories over a lengthy career and a familiarity with the Midwestern tracks Sandvig’s car regularly competes at, it was an easy choice.

Throw in the fact that Tatnell has competed full-time on the World of Outlaws tour, with a career-best sixth-place finish in the standings in 2006 and 15 victories with the series, and that he’s captured a win during the prestigious Knoxville Nationals in 2006 during their World Challenge, it was clear Tatnell would provide Sandvig with the type of driver he was looking for to be able to challenge for wins on the grandest of stages.

“Brooke has been very successful over the years and his experience gives us the best shot to compete,” said Mike Sandvig, car owner. “He’s a guy who is good on equipment and will give you a chance no matter who we’re competing against and that’s really exciting to know.”

Ironically enough it was Tatnell who topped Henderson and Sandvig by a mere three points last season to deny them a second consecutive Huset’s Speedway track championship on the final night of the season.

It was a big night for Tatnell and his car owners and proved that the veteran driver could still get it done behind the wheel when the stakes were high. It also proved to be a moment that stuck in his mind when Sandvig was considering drivers for this season.

“Brooke may be a veteran but make no mistake about it he is eager to win and is as hungry as ever,” said Sandvig. “Just in watching how he competes and in talking to him, I feel like when it comes down to it, he gives us the best shot to win with what we are trying to accomplish this season.”

The current plan is to continue to focus mainly on the Midwestern scene with local events, when possible, but Sandvig isn’t just looking to capture trophies locally with Tatnell. The team also plans to compete semi-regularly with the World of Outlaws in regional shows along with the possibility of several High Limit Series events.

Tatnell will continue his normal driving duties behind the wheel of the DeWall No. 16 team running a similar schedule as last season as well.

Knowing he has a driver capable of not only making shows and competing, but one with experience at tracks all over the country that will allow for them to challenge for wins in large-paying shows, has Sandvig most excited about the partnership in 2023.

“I’m really excited for 2023 to start and I can’t wait to get going with Brooke behind the wheel,” said Sandvig. “We’ve had a lot of great sponsors over the years who have supported us and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to showcase them at the track this season!”

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MUST SEE RACING ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE ADDITION AND FAST CAR DASH DETAILS

December 23, 2022

The Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro today announced an additional event to its previously released schedule with details of the three round mini-series Engine Pro Fast Car Dash.

The series has added an additional date at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan on August 12. This will be the third and final visit for the MSR National Series to Berlin Raceway in 2023. The series will also be at Berlin Raceway on May 20 and July 22.

All three of the Berlin Raceway dates will be part of the three round Engine Pro Fast Car Dash mini-series. All points awarded at these events will go towards crowning a champion that will pay $1000 from a total purse of $4550. The top twenty positions in the final standings will have the opportunity to earn cash bonuses.

The popular mini-series is annually held at select tracks in the state of Michigan. 2023 will mark the first time all the events have been held at the same track. Joe Liguori won the 2022 Engine Pro Fast Car Dash championship with Charlie Schulz and Jimmy McCune tieing for the top spot in 2021.

“With the support of Engine Pro and their product partners Mahle, ARP and Fel-Pro we have scheduled the Fast Car Dash as a three-event mini-series at the very fast and always exciting Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan. The fans and the race teams love the format. Between the purse, mini-series cash awards and our annual points payout each night offers an $18,650 payout totaling $55,950 for the three nights.” said MSR President Jim Hanks.

The 2023 MSR National Series title chase will kick off with the series opener at Berlin Raceway on May 20. The season opener will be the first of twelve points paying events in 2023. The series will cap the season off with a non-points event at Meridian (Idaho) Speedway September 22-23 with the annual ‘Pink Lady Classic’.

Other events that highlight the 2023 schedule include the 3rd annual ‘American Speed U.S. Nationals’ at Birch Run Speedway May 26-27 and the ‘Bob Frey Classic’ at Lorain Raceway Park August 19. The series will visit six tracks in four states in 2023.

Charlie Schultz is the defending series champion and will attempt to defend his title in 2023.

For more details on Must See Racing or the Engine Pro Fast Car Dash please visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

Zach Newlin Eyeing Return to 410 Sprint Car Ranks in 2023

Zach Daddy Will Also Continue to Pilot the Mansberger Motorsports No.21m 358 Sprint Car

Millerstown, PA – December 22, 2022

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Following seven highly successful seasons in the 305 sprint car ranks, Zach Newlin moved into the 358 sprint car ranks in 2020. He found victory lane at Williams Grove Speedway in that rookie season in his family owned Newlin Racing 11z.

The resume Newlin was building turned heads and, over the course of the past two and a half seasons, brought a few opportunities to fill the seat of a few 410 sprint cars. While the Millerstown, PA resident greatly appreciated those opportunities, none of them blossomed into a long term situation.

Newlin had a few notable highlights in his limited 410 sprint car races, including qualifying for his first World of Outlaws A-main in October of 2021, and back-t0-back hard charger awards at Port Royal Speedway’s Labor Day Classic in 2020 and 2021.

Meanwhile, Newlin also kept one foot in the door of the 358 division, piloting the Mansberger Motorsports 21m in Central Pennsylvania. He will continue wheeling that car in 2023, primarily at Williams Grove Speedway, however the team will likely look to expand their schedule a little over recent years.

Before the 2022 season had even wrapped up, Newlin had started shaping plans to resurrect his own familiar 11z, but this time with 410 cubic inch power plant under the hood. Fans will definitely remember the unique ‘Zach Daddy’ green that Newlin made so recognizable in the 305 sprint car division, then in the 358 division as well. While the final design is not in place yet, the green will make it’s return in 2023.

Newlin got started by purchasing a used engine that was in need of a rebuild. It wasn’t ideal, but it was within his budget. Small teams like Newlin’s need to keep costs down and spread their expenses out to keep going.

Invitations to get behind the wheel of someone’s 410 sprint car are not plentiful to say the least, plus having control of one’s own destiny to allow time to hone skills and grow knowledge is a positive of putting together your own deal.

“Ever since we decided we were going down this path, we have been chipping away at trying to get the things we need. We didn’t have much of anything remaining from the 2020 car that we could use. We knew it wouldn’t be easy with limited funds and it might even take us a year, but we felt it was our best option…maybe our only option…if we wanted to continue racing 410’s. I definitely didn’t want to give up on that goal.“, Newlin shared.

Newlin’s goal for the upcoming season is realistic. He wants to have enough resources to get to the track at least a dozen times, so the team can make laps and learn. The engine rebuild is progressing slowly but should be ready in time to meet Newlin’s April goal. When his season does start, he will have one car, one engine and he won’t have a lot of spare parts, so the team will race smart to make sure they can keep racing and improving.

“We’re making some progress, but we still have a long way to go. I’m hoping to have the bare minimum of what I need to get to the track by the end of April. Bringing a partner into our team would help move things along a little faster and help us be more prepared.”, Newlin said.

While his new 410 team may not find victory lane right away, Newlin has a lot to offer potential marketing partners. He has amassed a sizeable and very supportive following over his years behind the wheel, and his future in the sport holds a lot of promising potential.

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Broadcast coverage of Port Royal Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

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PIT ROW TV TO CONTINUE ‘RISING STAR AWARD’ FOR RUMBLE QUARTER MIDGETS

Streaming Partner to Award $200 to One Driver From Baker Racing Engines Quarter Midget entries

FORT WAYNE, IN (December 23, 2022) – Repeating an award that was introduced last year, Pit Row TV, the broadcast partner for the Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales, will be presenting the ‘Rising Star Award’ at this year’s 24th running of the Rumble December 30 and 31. One driver from the within the six divisions of Baker Racing Engines quarter midgets competing at the Rumble will be acknowledged for their efforts on and off the race track throughout the weekend, with a special plaque and a check for $200 courtesy of Pit Row TV.

“Over the years, the Rumble in Fort Wayne has become a pinnacle event in the quarter midget world,” said event promoter Larry Boos. “With the larger track, high speeds, and tough competition, winning a Rumble feature becomes a prominent entry into any quarter midget driver’s resume.”

Looking back into the history of the Rumble, current NASCAR Cup stars Chase Briscoe and Erik Jones were quarter midget entrants as was rising USAC National Midget star Jacob Denney.

Pit Row TV is an affiliate of Speed Sport who has been covering the careers of young racers for many decades.

“With the history of Speed Sport’s dedication to neophyte drivers, it is only natural that we offer this award,” commented Pit Row TV’s Tony Stevens. “At the opposite end of the building on Rumble weekend will be headliners Tony Stewart, Justin Peck, Kyle Hamilton and others – drivers that the quarter midget racers emulate and aspire to be. We look forward to rewarding one of the hard charging quarter midget drivers.”

Kedryn Everson captured the award last year.

Joining the Baker Racing Engines quarter midgets each day of the Rumble in full racing programs will be midgets, 8 classes of go-karts, LiUNA non-winged 600 midgets and North Baltimore Custom Cuts winged 600 midgets.

Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales tickets are available through any Ticketmaster outlet or at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum box office, and on race-day. For those unable to make the trek to Fort information may be found at www.rumbleinfortwayne.com

 

 

WESTERN MIDGET RACING ANNOUNCES $7K IN POST SEASON CASH AWARDS

Watsonville, Calif. (December 23, 2022) – Western Midget Racing has announced its post season awards totaling nearly $7,000. Drivers earned money from both the year-end points fund and the Road Warrior Start Fund, which rewards drivers based on their participation.

Brentwood, Calif.’s Blake Bower wrapped up his second consecutive WMR championship in 2022 with 12 victories. The championship earned Bower $1,000 from the points fund and $275 from the Start Fund.

Cory Brown of Peoria, Ariz. won the 2022 Adobe Mountain Speedway WMR Championship and finished second in the overall standings. His efforts yielded $750 in points money along with $260 from the Start Fund.

Kyle Hawse of Las Vegas had perfect attendance throughout 2022, finishing third in the championship for a $500 payout. He is also being awarded the Perfect Attendance Award for an additional $500, plus $450 from the Start Fund.

Todd Hawse of Moorpark, Calif. finished fourth in the standings for a total of $600 in postseason cash. Santa Cruz, Calif.’s Logan Mitchell earned the Rookie of the Year, snaring $710 in cash awards.

Drivers who traveled more than 240 miles to each event were in contention for one of four-$100 awards during the race. The Hawse family led the way with Kyle Hawse scoring $2,400 in Road Warrior money in 2022 while Todd Hawse earned $1,300. Brown was awarded $700 for his travels throughout the season. 14 different drivers and owner combinations earned travel money this year.

The Road Warrior Start Fund awarded 19 different driver and owner combinations a total of $3,495.

The 2023 Western Midget Racing season begins on February 4 at Adobe Mountain Speedway in Glendale, Ariz. Both an Arizona and a California regional champion will be crowned, with the two regions coming together for four national races at Ventura Raceway.

The Road Warrior Tow Money, Road Warrior Start Fund, and post-season points fund were presented by: Hoosier Racing Tire, Full Throttle Kustomz, Ventura Raceway, Petaluma Speedway, Antioch Speedway, Adobe Mountain Speedway, Marysville Raceway, West Evans Motorsports, and Extreme Mufflers.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

2023 WMR Schedule – Subject to Change

(National races pay both AZ & CA points)

2.4 Adobe Mountain Speedway (AZ)

3.4 Adobe Mountain Speedway (AZ)

3.18 Mohave Valley Raceway (AZ)

3.31 Ocean Speedway (CA)

4.1 Marysville Raceway (CA)

4.8 Adobe Mountain Speedway (AZ)
4.29 Ventura Raceway (National)

5.6 Adobe Mountain Speedway (AZ)

5.12 Ocean Speedway (CA)

5.13 Petaluma Speedway (CA)

6.9 Ocean Speedway (CA)

6.10 Petaluma Speedway (CA)
6.17 Ventura Raceway *Wagsdash* (National)

7.14 & 15 Ocean Speedway *Howard Kaeding Classic* (CA)

7.28 Ocean Speedway (CA)

7.29 Antioch Speedway (CA)

8.11 Ocean Speedway (CA)

8.12 Marysville Raceway (CA)
8.26 Ventura Raceway (National)

9.16 Adobe Mountain Speedway (AZ)

9.30 Mohave Valley Raceway (AZ)

10.21 Ventura Raceway (National)

11.10 & 11 Adobe Mountain Speedway *Tribute to Billy Shuman* (AZ)

 

 

Over 1,500 Entries With More Expected Before Teams Hit The Track On Tuesday

Bryan Hulbert – TULSA, Okla. (December 23, 2022) The ninth time in as many years that the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout has exceeded 1,000 entries is now greeted with the second year the entry count has surpassed the 1,500 mark at the close of early entries for the “Mecca of Micros”.

Happening December 26-31, 2022, under the roof of the SageNet Center at Expo Square, the current entry count stands at 1,533, with drivers numbering 643, from 375 municipalities, 37 states, and four countries (USA, Aust., Can., NL). Looking at the entry list from one year ago, the count is currently ahead by 11, with the next opportunity for teams to enter on Monday, December 26, during move-in.

With six divisions to choose from, that allows drivers to compete in as many as five of those divisions during the week if a driver’s age doesn’t disqualify them from running Restricted A-Class. Drivers eligible to run that max amount of division numbers ten. An additional 137 drivers will take on the four divisions, while 122 will run three classes. A total of 187 are registered into a pair of divisions. In all, 453 drivers will run multiple classes.

Out of the six feature winners in 2022, four drivers have signed on to defend their titles.

Craig Ronk, who topped the 55-lap Outlaw feature, is among the drivers in four separate divisions this time. Carrying the momentum of a Golden Driller through his season, Jett Nunley will seek back-to-back wins in Restricted while adding both stock divisions to his plate.

Already taking home two wins in as many years in Junior Sprints, California’s Lucas Mauldin will transition into Restricted and A-Class for 2023.

The final defending champion on the list is Jake Hagopian. His second A-Class score in four years, Hagopian will be busy with entries in the four main divisions. Missing from last year’s list of winners so far is Jeffrey Newell, who won Outlaw Non-Wing in a photo finish with the other driver who has yet to enter, Emerson Axsom, who topped Stock Non-Wing.

Current entry counts:

Outlaw: 219

Non-Wing Outlaw: 348

A-Class: 357

Stock Non-Wing: 388

Restricted: 125

Junior Sprints: 96

Full listing of drivers can be found at https://bit.ly/3UjQmHX

Entry into the event is currently closed. Anyone not pre-entered will have to enter at the event during check-in on Monday, December 26, 2022.

On Monday, December 26, 2022, all teams will be moved into the SageNet Center starting at 7:00 A.M. Practice will take place on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, with the first rounds of Heats taking the green around 7:00 P.M. (CT). Draw will close on Tuesday, December 27, at 11:00 A.M (CT). If you check-in after your class has completed practice, you will not get a session.

Racing will continue each day, starting at 9:00 A.M., with the race for the Golden Driller wrapping up on New Year’s Eve.

Featured classes at the 38th running of the “Mecca of Micros” include A-Class, Stock Non-Wing, Restricted, Outlaw, Non-Wing Outlaw, and Junior Sprints. Information regarding specific daily running orders will be established after entries open.

Fans not able to attend the 38th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout can see every lap of action on http://www.floracing.com.

The Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout takes place at the Tulsa Expo Raceway, located inside the SageNet Center in Tulsa, Okla. More information on the event will be released as the event draws closer. All official rules, event information, and dates are online at http://www.tulsashootout.com. Fans can also follow the Tulsa Shootout at https://www.facebook.com/TulsaShootout and on Twitter (@TulsaShootout).

Quick Notes:

Event: 38th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout

Where: SageNet Center – 4145 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74114

Parking: December 26, 2022 starting at 7:00 A.M.

Practice: December 27, 2022 starting at 8:00 A.M. Racing to follow

Event Dates: December 27, 2022 – December 31, 2022

At Race Entry ($125/class entered): December 26, 2022

Entries can be paid by Cash, Master Card, or Visa. No personal checks are accepted without prior approval. Entry includes Saturday Pit Pass.

**Rules for the represented classes can be found at https://www.tulsashootout.com/classes. For any clarification on rules, contact Matt Ward at (918) 995-1650 or (918) 838-3777.

All times and order of events are tentative and subject to change based on the number of entries. The number of races will be determined after check-in has closed.

Entry Information

Monday, December 26, 2022

7:00 AM........................................Early Parking

3:00 PM........................................Regular Parking

12:00PM - 8:00 PM.......................Sign-In / Pit Passes

Tuesday, December 27, 2022: Practice/Racing

8:00 AM.......................................Practice Begins

6:00 PM........................................Restrictor Tech

7:00 PM……………………………………..Racing

All TIMES MAY VARY DUE TO VEHICLE COUNT

Tentative Order Of Events

Non-Wing Practice

Non-Wing Outlaw Practice

Restricted Practice

Outlaw Practice

Jr Sprint Practice

A Class Practice

Track Prep

RACING BEGINS

Outlaw Heats (8 Laps)

Wednesday, December 28, 2022: Racing

7:00 AM........................................Building Open

9:00 AM.......................................Racing

Pit Passes sold at the North and South entrances only.

All TIMES MAY VARY DUE TO VEHICLE COUNT

Tentative Order Of Events

Non-Wing Outlaw Heats (8 Laps)

Restricted Heats (8 Laps)

A Class Heats (8 Laps)

Jr Sprint Heats (8 Laps)

Outlaw D’s (10 Laps)

Outlaw C’s (10 Laps)

Thursday, December 29, 2022: Racing

7:00 AM........................................Building Open

9:00 AM.......................................Racing

Pit Passes sold at the North and South entrances only.

All TIMES MAY VARY DUE TO VEHICLE COUNT

Tentative Order Of Events

Non-Wing Heats (8 Laps)

Jr Sprint Qualifiers (10 Laps)

Non-Wing Outlaw E’s (8 Laps)

Non-Wing Outlaw D’ (10 Laps)

Non-Wing Outlaw Cs (10 Laps)

A Class E’s (8 Laps)

A Class D’s (10 Laps)

A Class C’s (10 Laps)

Friday, December 30, 2022: Racing

7:00 AM........................................Building Open

9:00 AM.......................................Racing

Pit Passes sold at the North and South entrances only.

All TIMES MAY VARY DUE TO VEHICLE COUNT

Tentative Order Of Events

Non-Wing E’s (8 Laps)

Non-Wing D’s (10 Laps)

Non-Wing C’s (10 Laps)

Non-Wing Outlaw Qualifiers (10 Laps)

Jr Sprint C’s (10 Laps)

Jr Sprint B’s (10 Laps)

Non-Wing Qualifiers (10 Laps)

Restricted Qualifiers (10 Laps)

Outlaw Qualifiers (10 Laps)

A Class Qualifiers (10 Laps)

Saturday, December 31, 2022: Driller Day

8:00 AM........................................Building Opens

9:00 AM........................................Racing

5:00 PM.........................................Opening Ceremonies

All LCQ's & A Features Following Opening Ceremonies

Pit Passes sold at the North and South entrances only.

All TIMES MAY VARY DUE TO VEHICLE COUNT

Tentative Order Of Events

Non-Wing B’s (12 Laps)

Non-Wing Outlaw B’s (12 Laps)

A Class B’s (12 Laps)

Outlaw B’s (12 Laps)

Restricted B’s (12 Laps)

Opening Ceremonies

Non-Wing LCQ (12 Laps)

Non-Wing Outlaw LCQ (12 Laps)

Restricted LCQ (12 Laps)

A Class LCQ (12 Laps)

Outlaw LCQ (12 Laps)

Non-Wing A (30 Laps)

Jr Sprint A (20 Laps)

Non-Wing Outlaw A (30 Laps)

Restricted A (25 Laps)

A Class A (30 Laps)

Outlaw A (55 Laps)

Daily Running Order are subject to change

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2023 Class Lineup

Winged Outlaw

Non-Wing Outlaw

A-Class Winged

Stock Non-Wing

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Tulsa Shootout Past Champions (Current Classes)

Winged Outlaw Keith Crawford (1990), Pete Frazier (1993), Pete Frazier (1994), Steve Frisell (1995), Chad Davenport (1996), Rick King (1997), Pete Frazier (1998), Lee Waldroop (1999), Paul Carbone (2000), Robert Richardson (2001), Dino Tomassi & Scotty Smith (2002), Bryan Clauson & Jacob Mosley (2003), Rodney Stealy (2004), Stan Yockey & Scotty Smith (2005) , Rodney Stealy (2006), Jerrod Wilson (2007), Brady Bacon (2008), Kevin Bayer (2009), Ryan Reeves (2010), Blake Hahn (2011), Heath Duinkerken (2012), Heath Duinkerken (2013), Frank Flud (2014), Michael Faccinto (2015), Brady Bacon (2016), Joe B. Miller (2017), Christopher Bell (2018), Ben Worth (2019), Emerson Axsom (2020), Mitchell Moles (2021), Craig Ronk (2022)

Non-Wing Outlaw Blake Hahn (2011), Brock Lemley (2012), Chris Andrews (2013), Steven Shebester (2014), Trey Marcham (2015), Chris Andrews (2016), Tristan Guardino (2017). Jason McDougal (2018), Zeb Wise (2019), Brady Bacon (2020), Kris Carroll (2021), Jeffrey Newell (2022)

Winged A-Class Willie Bewley (1988), Gary Edwards (1989), David Person (1991), Bubba Hunt (1992), Ryan McDonald (1993), Chris Crawford (1994), Kevin Bayer (1995), Jay Foote (1996), Darren Stewart (1997), Jerrod Wilson (1998), Shawn Wright (1999), Shawn Wright (2000), Brad Best (2002), Dex Eaton (2003), Brady Bacon (2004), Kevin Bayer (2005), Scott Sawyer & Jerrod Wilson (2006), Donnie Ray Crawford (2007), Jerrod Wilson (2008), Gary Taylor (2009), Donnie Ray Crawford (2010), Andrew Deal (2011), Kevin Bayer (2012), Chris Cochran (2013), Tucker Worth (2014), Giovanni Scelzi (2015), Miles Paulus (2016), Ayrton Gennetten (2017), Jason McDougal (2018), Jake Hagopian (2019), Kyle Spence (2020), Brian Carber (2021), Jake Hagopian (2022)

Stock Non-Wing Wendy Shear (1990), Jeff Dodd (1994), Paul Herdon (1996), Brady Courtney (1997), Rick Mercer (1998), Chebon Bruner (1999), Matt Walton (2002), Donnie Crawford (2003), Ronnie James (2004), Donnie Crawford (2005), Andrew Peters & Donnie Crawford (2006), Donnie Ray Crawford (2007), Rodney Stealy (2008), Riley Adair (2009), Chris Andrews (2010), Koen Shaw (2011), Chris Cochran (2012), Michael Faccinto (2013), Frank Flud (2014), Trey Marcham (2015), Jonathan Beason (2016), Frank Flud (2017). Jason McDougal (2018), Kyle Spence (2019), Alex Bright (2020), Brian Carber (2021), Emerson Axsom (2022)

Restricted 'A' Class Jonathan Beason (2001), Josh Pickle (2002), Jay Hunt (2003), Jack Dover (2004), Dalton Cole (2005), Tyler Edwards (2006), Tanner Mullens (2007), Sean Thompson (2008), Trent Carter (2009), Darien Roberts (2010), Dalton Seigler (2011), Dahne Lynn McKay (2012), Dahne Lynn McKay (2013), Alex Panella (2014), Kaylee Bryson (2015), Noah Gass (2016), Grady Mercer (2017), Corey Day (2018), Shawn Mahaffey (2019), Jade Avedisian (2020), Jaxton Wiggs (2021), Jett Nunley (2022)

Junior Sprints Jordan Burnett (2001), Dustin Rhodes (2004), Mitch Faccinto (2005), Blake Hahn (2006), Drew Marshall (2007), Chance Morton (2008), Grady Chandler (2009), Josiah Ribeiro (2010), Josiah Ribeiro (2011), Kameron Beard (2012), Jadon Rogers (2013), Cannon McIntosh (2014), Nikko Panella (2015), Ryder Laplante (2016), Caeden Steele (2017), Ryan Timms (2018) , Austin Wood (2019), Jett Barnes (2020), Lucas Mauldin (2021), Lucas Mauldin (2022)

 

 

JOHN IVY AIMS TO ALTER #RUMBLE24 HEADLINES

Fremont, OH Native Was Shut Out in 2021 After Many Years of Dominance

FORT WAYNE, IN (December 22, 2022) – Something was missing from the headlines following last year’s Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales. John Ivy did not appear in any summary reports as a feature event winner as he had for so many years prior. The Fremont, OH veteran wants to change that when this year’s event rolls around December 30 and 31 inside of the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

With track championships in multiple divisions at Attica (OH) Raceway Park and Fremont (OH) Speedway as well as countless go kart wins, Ivy took that experience into the Rumble and capitalized on it. After splitting Rumble time between the go karts and the 600cc midgets, winged and non-winged, he focused more on the 600’s in recent years.

“I always used the outdoor season to better my indoor season and vice-versa,” quipped Ivy. “There is always something about the Rumble. Even though it is on concrete, it can drive a lot like the dirt tracks I race on during the summer. So, I would take the experience I gained from the dirt, applied it to the Rumble and then used the Rumble to keep my reflexes sharp for the summer.”

From 2017 through 2019, Ivy captured nine of the twelve 600cc midget main events contested on the indoor 1/6-mile concrete oval. That changed last year when he was shut out of victory lane. There was no event in 2020 due to the pandemic. Cap Henry and Tyler Shullick, in the winged division, as well as Justin Harper and Tyler Gunn in the non-winged division catapulted into the limelight and headlines as feature winners.

“I know that the fans enjoyed seeing some new faces in victory lane, and I was happy for those guys, but that has fired me up to do better this year, so watch out,” concluded the seasoned veteran who will be doing double duty in the LiUNA non-winged 600’s and North Baltimore Custom Cuts winged 600’s.

Joining the 600’s each day of the Rumble in full racing programs will be the midgets, 8 classes of go-karts and 6 classes of Baker Racing Engines quarter midgets.

Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales tickets are available through any Ticketmaster outlet or at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum box office, and on race-day. Complete event information may be found at www.rumbleinfortwayne.com

 

 

Jason Simmons Racing Preparing Five Entries for Indoor Auto Racing Championship

Jason Simmons Racing – OSWEGO, NY (December 22, 2022) – When the Indoor Auto Racing Championship fueled by VP Racing Fuels takes the green flag inside of Allentown, PA’s PPL Center on Friday, January 6, Jason Simmons Racing will be armed with five entries in two racing divisions.

Leading the way will be a pair of ultra-quick TQ Midgets piloted by Tyler Thompson and Billy Pauch Jr.

Thompson, the 2019 winner of Oswego Speedway’s Budweiser International Classic, will be behind the wheel of the team’s No. 98T Lafler chassis, making his first attempt at the Allentown indoor race since 2020. Last year at Oswego, Thompson finished fifth in the Novelis Supermodified driver’s championship with one main event victory.

A former TQ Midget pole sitter at the 2020 Gambler’s Classic in Atlantic City, NJ, Thompson made only one TQ start last year, finishing 9th in the 2022 running of the Gambler’s Classic.

Pauch will return to the team’s second Lafler entry as No. 98, making his second consecutive attempt at the Allentown indoor race for JSR. A year ago, Pauch won a Friday night qualifier in his TQ return and had his sights set on a podium finish in the weekend’s main event before being spun from the front late in the going.

Making more than 50 starts last year in dirt modified competition, Pauch had three main event wins including a pair of victories at Bridgeport Motorsports Park, where he finished second in the track championship race.

This year Thompson and Pauch will be part of the entire Indoor Auto Racing Championship schedule with JSR, starting with the Allentown indoor race on January 6-7 and ending with the Gambler’s Classic in Atlantic City on January 27-28.

Joining Thompson and Pauch in the JSR stable, via a partnership with Slack Karts and Performance Manufacturing, will be a pair of former Indoor Auto Racing Championship Champ Kart champions in Jon Keister and Tyler Brown.

Keister, who will enter Allentown as the defending event winner in the Champ Kart division, used his series opening win last year to propel him to the overall 2022 series championship in the JSR, Slack Karts No. 12. Following Allentown, Keister finished fourth in the Atlantic City Gambler’s Classic and third in the Syracuse indoor race.

Brown, a series winner in Syracuse in 2019 and Allentown in 2020, is the 2020 series champion and will again pilot the JSR, Slack Karts No. 98 this season after finishing fourth in the overall championship a year ago.

A final Champ Kart entry will also be filed as No. 97 for Dan Kapuscinski, who finished fourth in the Syracuse indoor event for Champ Karts in 2022.

For more information on the Indoor Auto Racing Championship fueled by VP Racing Fuels, visit www.indoorautoracing.com.

 

 

Brock Zearfoss welcomes A. Lane Living to Brock Zearfoss Racing for 2023

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (December 22, 2022) – A. Lane Living, a Mount Joy, Pennsylvania-based furniture company specializing in quality, American made poly furniture and accessories, is now a proud partner of Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing, set to activate their partnership during Volusia Speedway Park’s annual DIRTcar Nationals featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

Owned and operated by fourth generation founder, Betsy Shopf, A. Lane Living opened its doors in 1926 and has since molded into a highly reputable provider of outdoor furniture, utilizing premium grade recycled plastics while being assembled with marine grade stainless steel fasteners. A. Lane’s entire collection, comprising items including outdoor seating and dining sets, are hand-made and carefully crafted by an Amish manufacturer in Lancaster County.

“We’re thrilled to have Betsy, Brian, and everyone at A. Lane Living join our efforts at Brock Zearfoss Racing,” said Brock Zearfoss, who recently capped his sophomore campaign with the World of Outlaws. “Betsy takes great pride in the service she provides and we are fortunate to represent a local company with so much history. We invite everyone to check out their collection.”

To find additional information pertaining to A. Lane Living’s catalog and selection, such as their Signature Seating and Distinctive Dining collections, please visit A. Lane on the Web at www.alaneliving.com. For an additional fee, delivery is an option for those purchasing within 150 miles.

ON DECK: Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will commence their 2023 racing season with a trip to the Sunshine State, joining the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series in multiple DIRTcar Nationals appearances at Volusia Speedway Park in DeLeon Springs, Florida.

SPECIAL THANKS: Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Milton Hershey School, Berkebile Oil Company, XXX Race Company, K1 RaceGear, BK Titanium, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, Walker Performance Filtration, Bell Helmets, System 1 Pro Ignition, Allstar Performance, Wilwood, FK Rod Ends, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and KH Suspension.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Press: www.fullyinjected.com Online Home: www.brockzearfoss.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing Merchandise: http://www.brockzearfoss.com/shopping/

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS: 2022 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics: Wins: 1 Top-5s: 3 Top-10s: 20

2021 Victories: 4 (Ellenbrook Speedway [Western Australia] – January 2) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Arizona Speedway – Copper Classic – $7,500 – November 27th)

2022 Victories: 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway | Saturday, July 2)

2022 Highlights: Finished 11th in Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals finale on Saturday, February 12. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes (tenth, sixth) in Cotton Bowl Speedway’s Texas Two-Step on Friday and Saturday, March 4-5. Finished sixth in the annual Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday, April 9. Opened Bristol Bash weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway with a ninth-place score on Friday, April 29. Drove forward during starts at Bridgeport Speedway and Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday and Friday, May 17 and 20; 23rd to 14th at Bridgeport and 20th to 12th at Attica Raceway Park. Rallied from the back to finish 12th at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on Monday, May 30; started from the pole but made contact with the wall. Finished seventh at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, June 3. Scored three consecutive top-ten finishes in Huset’s Speedway’s High Bank Nationals on June 23-25; fourth, tenth, and seventh ($100,000-to-win), respectively. Earned first World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of 2022 in Cedar Lake Speedway’s Independence Day Spectacular finale on Saturday, July 2; first win as a full-time Outlaw. Finished ninth at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 9; started 14th. Qualified for Historical Big One and Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway; finished 13th and 14th, respectively. Hard Charged twice with Outlaws through Central Pennsylvania; 17th to 10th at Port Royal Speedway on July 20 and 22nd to 10th in Williams Grove Speedway’s Summer Nationals finale on July 23. Finished fourth in the Empire State Challenge finale at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, New York, on Sunday, July 31. Finished seventh in Ironman 55 finale on Saturday, August 6. Finished 12th in Knoxville Nationals B-Main. Finished eighth at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, August 26. Finished ninth in Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals finale on Saturday, September 3. Finished eighth at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, September 24. Scored back-to-back top-ten finishes in starts at I-80 Speedway and Lakeside Speedway on Friday and Saturday, October 14-15; finished sixth and ninth. Finished seventh in the World of Outlaws World Finals opener on Wednesday, November 2.

 

 

Inland Rigging Racing

(Menifee, CA, December 21, 2022) At the 81st Annual Turkey Night Grand Prix at the Ventura Raceway on November 26th, Menifee, California’s Tommy Dunkel caught the eyes of many in the near-sellout crowd when he moved up from 22nd to finish 13th in the sprint car main event. Only two other drivers advanced more than Dunkel in the 30-lap race on the famous 1/5 mile track located on the beach at the Ventura County Fairgrounds.

To say that Dunkel’s performance was a surprise may have been an understatement. After all, it was only his fourth race since 2016. His last outing before Turkey Night took place on the same Ventura track at the end of October when he placed third in the VRA main event. However, the Turkey Night Grand Prix was a whole different story. The talent-laden field was comprised of 49 drivers from throughout the country. In addition, the affable racer was starting in the next to last row in the 23-car lineup. When you start that far back on the tight quarters of the Ventura Raceway, drivers are going to see some chaos in front of them. They hope they are not part of the free for all crashes that occasionally happen. Dunkel had two very close calls during the race. Fortunately, he deftly steered through both. The first of those instances came on the back straightaway on the second circuit. Five cars tangled in front of the immaculate Inland Rigging white #17 car. He went to the wide side of the track and narrowly missed being sucked into the bedlam.

With a packed house looking on at the track and thousands more around the world watching live on Flo Racing, Dunkel was still near the back of the field when the action resumed with 28-laps to go. He was 17th by the end of lap three and progressed one position higher on lap seven. Two go-rounds later, Dunkel’s reflexes were tested again. This time going into turn three, a car flipped wildly in front of him. Dunkel stayed glued to the bottom of the racetrack and was seemingly out of trouble. That is until a driver on the wide line had to take evasive action to avoid the flipping car. That driver flew to the bottom and banged wheels with Dunkel. Driving like a seasoned veteran, Dunkel stayed on the throttle and powered out of the potential mishap.

 

 

NT TITLE SET FOR ALICE SPRINGS RETURN

AFTER some 25 years, the Northern Territory Sprintcar Title is set to makes its return to Alice Springs for the 2023 running of the event at Arunga Park Speedway. With Sprintcar racing being the strongest it has ever been for the Northern Territory, the return of the Northern Territory Title to the Alice Springs is a massive boost for the whole territory. The year 1996 was the last time Arunga Park Speedway hosted the Northern Territory, as it was held as part of the Red Centre Shootout, and on this occasion, it was won by Darwin’s Peter McIver who defeated local and one of the main Red Centre Challenge organisers Dave McFadden and South Australian visitor Mark Gilbert. Fast forward to now, some 26 years later, the 2023 running of the Northern Territory Title is going to be an open event that is aiming to attract 410, 360 (Pro Sprints) and LS competitors from all over the country. “The Northern Territory is currently in a really good place for Sprintcars, and here in Alice Springs, we have 10 registered cars, and it’s been a very long time since we have had car registration numbers in double figures,” commented Matt Phillips from the Arunga Park Speedway Club. “We are going to be promoting the upcoming Northern Territory Title as an open Sprintcar event, as we are wanting to attract a range of Sprintcar competitors, and the current Arunga Park Speedway surface has proven to be quite the equaliser, as it isn’t a horsepower sort of track.” Arunga Park Speedway committee, the organisers of the upcoming Northern Territory Title, are hoping to attract in excess of 30 competitors. “To have a major event like a Northern Territory Sprintcar Title back at Arunga Park Speedway is a major boost for the entire speedway community here in Alice Springs,” enthused Phillips. “In recent years, Arunga Park Speedway has held the Dance in the Desert event, which has been held just after the Chariots of Thunder Series in Darwin, so we are wanting to try and attract some of the country's best Sprintcar racers to Alice Springs for the Northern Territory Title.” The 2023 Northern Territory Title is going be held on the ANZAC Weekend, with the Friday night (April 21) being the Prelude to the Title and the Saturday night (April 22) being the Northern Territory Title. In terms of the Northern Territory Title sponsors and the total prize pool, it is all going to be revealed in the not too distant future. For more information about Arunga Park Speedway, visit their websitewww.arungapark.com, LIKE theirFacebook- Arunga Park Speedway Official page or email them at arungapark@outlook.com.

 

SCHEDULE UPDATES: Ohio Valley, Path Valley, Highland Added to 2023 Midget Tour

$80,0000 championship points fund breakdown also released, Red Hill moves to August 17

CONCORD, NC – Dec. 21, 2022 – Three new tracks have been added to the 2023 schedule for the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota, further setting the scene on a bright sophomore campaign for the nation’s newest national dirt Midget racing tour.

WHAT’S NEW
The Xtreme Outlaws will now kick off a three-day weekend swing with a visit to Ohio Valley Speedway on Friday, July 28. The 3/8-mile oval, located slightly over the Ohio/West Virginia border in Washington, WV, is home to weekly racing on its red clay surface, and will host Midgets for the first time in 2023.

Path Valley Speedway Park will host the Xtreme Outlaws on Friday, August 11, filling the open space on the east coast Speedweek stretch, which runs August 8-12. The 1/4-mile oval, located in Spring Run, PA, hosts regular 270 & 600cc Micro Sprint racing on Saturday nights. This event, along with each of the other four Speedweek events, will be co-sanctioned by the ARDC Midgets.

Highland Speedway is the third new venue added to the 2023 Xtreme Outlaw slate on Saturday, Sept. 16. The 1/4-mile, hairpin-style bullring in Highland, IL, is a staple venue for weekly DIRTcar competition, hosting Late Models, UMP Modifieds and Factory Stocks. The track also features a handful of Micro Sprint events throughout the season, and welcomes a national Midget tour in for 2023.

The Highland event replaces the Series’ appearance at Red Hill Raceway, which has since moved to Sunday, Sept. 17. The Midgets will now complete the three-day swing through Illinois with a trip to the 4/10-mile, red clay oval, located in Sumner, IL.

POINTS FUND BREAKDOWN
To go with these new schedule additions, a more detailed look at the $80,000 championship points fund has also been released. The 2023 Series champion will take home a $25,000 check, with the runner-up receiving $12,000, and $8,000 in store for third place. A full breakdown of what each position in year-end points pays is shown below.

1st – $25,000
2nd – $12,000
3rd – $8,000
4th – $7,000
5th – $6,000
6th – $5,500
7th – $5,000
8th – $4,500
9th – $4,000
10th – $3,000

The 2023 campaign for the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota begins with the season opener and a debut indoors at the Southern Illinois Center in DuQuoin, IL, March 10-11. If you can’t be at the track, watch every lap live on DIRTVision.

UPDATED 2023 SCHEDULE

Friday, March 10 | Southern Illinois Center | Du Quoin, IL | $4,000-to-win
Saturday, March 11 | Southern Illinois Center | Du Quoin, IL | $5,000-to-win
Thursday, March 30 | Farmer City Raceway | Farmer City, IL | Practice
Friday, March 31 | Farmer City Raceway | Farmer City, IL | $4,000-to-win [POWRi]
Saturday, April 1 | Farmer City Raceway | Farmer City, IL | $4,000-to-win [POWRi]
Friday, April 14 | Federated AP Raceway at I-55 | Pevely, MO | $4,000-to-win [POWRi]
Saturday, April 15 | Federated AP Raceway at I-55 | Pevely, MO | $5,000-to-win [POWRi]
Friday, May 5 | Humboldt Speedway | Humboldt, KS | $4,000-to-win
Saturday, May 6 | 81 Speedway | Park City, KS | $4,000-to-win
Tuesday, May 23 | Millbridge Speedway | Salisbury, NC | $4,000-to-win
Wednesday, May 24 | Millbridge Speedway | Salisbury, NC | $5,000-to-win
Thursday, June 1 | Tri-City Speedway | Pontoon Beach, IL | $4,000-to-win
Friday, June 2 | Wayne County Speedway | Wayne City, IL | $4,000-to-win
Saturday, June 3 | Wayne County Speedway | Wayne City, IL | $4,000-to-win
Friday, July 21 | TBA
Saturday, July 22 | Southern Illinois Raceway | Marion, IL | $4,000-to-win [POWRi]
Friday, July 28 | Ohio Valley Speedway | Washington, WV | $4,000-to-win
Saturday, July 29 | Atomic Speedway | Chillicothe, OH | $4,000-to-win
Sunday, July 30 | Brushcreek Motorsports Complex | Peebles, OH | $4,000-to-win
Friday, August 4 | Federated AP Raceway at I-55 | Pevely, MO | $4,000-to-win [POWRi]
Saturday, August 5 | Federated AP Raceway at I-55 | Pevely, MO | $5,000-to-win [POWRi]
Tuesday, August 8 | Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway | Newmanstown, PA |$4,000-to-win [ARDC]
Wednesday, August 9 | Action Track USA | Kutztown, PA | $4,000-to-win [ARDC]
Thursday, August 10 | Linda’s Speedway | Jonestown, PA | $4,000-to-win [ARDC]
Friday, August 11 | Path Valley Speedway Park | Spring Run, PA | $4,000-to-win [ARDC]
Saturday, August 12 | Bridgeport Motorsports Park | Swedesboro, NJ | $4,000-to-win [ARDC]
Thursday, August 24 | Davenport Speedway | Davenport, IA | Practice
Friday, August 25 | Davenport Speedway | Davenport, IA | $4,000-to-win [POWRi]
Saturday, August 26 | Davenport Speedway | Davenport, IA | $4,000-to-win [POWRi]
Friday, September 1 | Paragon Speedway | Paragon, IN | $4,000-to-win
Saturday, September 2 | Paragon Speedway | Paragon, IN | $5,000-to-win
Friday, September 15 | Jacksonville Speedway | Jacksonville, IL | $4,000-to-win
Saturday, September 16 | Highland Speedway | Highland, IL | $4,000-to-win
Sunday, September 17 | Red Hill Raceway | Sumner, IL | $4,000-to-win
Thursday, October 12 | Port City Raceway | Tulsa, OK | $5,000-to-win [POWRi]
Friday, October 13 | I-44 Riverside Speedway | Oklahoma City, OK | $4,000-to-win [POWRi]
Saturday, October 14 | I-44 Riverside Speedway | Oklahoma City, OK | $5,000-to-win [POWRi]

The Xtreme Outlaw Series is brought to fans by important sponsors and partners, including: DIRTVision (Official Live Broadcast Partner), Low-E Insulation (Presenting sponsor of the non-wing Sprint Car Series), Toyota (Presenting sponsor of the Midgets Series), Racing Electronics (Official Radio Supplier) and SIS Insurance (Official Insurance Provider). Other partners include: DRC Chassis, K1 Race Gear, Pace Dyno Services, TJ Forged and Whitz Racing Products.


 


Brent Marks is North American 410 Sprint Car Poll “Driver of the Year”; Shane Carson Named 2022 Recipient of “Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport!”
Knoxville, IA, December 21, 2022 – Brent Marks of Myerstown, Pennsylvania was voted “Driver of the Year” by the North American 410 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers. Marks tremendous season included 18 wins. Among those were scores at both the Historical Big One ($100,000) and King’s Royal ($175,000) in the same week. Marks wins totals topped $640,000 in 2022. Brent received 14 of the 22 first place votes cast. Brad Sweet and Anthony Macri both received three first place votes, and David Gravel and Donny Schatz received one each.

Those drivers ranked second through fifth, respectively, are 2022 World of Outlaws Champion Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, California, 23-time winner Anthony Macri of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, seven-time winner David Gravel of Watertown, Connecticut and Jackson Nationals winner Carson Macedo of Lemoore, California.

Rounding out the ‘top ten’ for the season, respectively, are Knoxville Nationals winner Donny Schatz, All Star champ Tyler Courtney, Huset’s High Bank Nationals winner Sheldon Haudenschild, nine-time winner Justin Peck and seven-time winner Logan Schuchart.

The Murray/Marks #19 racing team will also win 410 “Team of the Year” honors after their memorable season.

Anthony Macri will receive his first career North American Sprint Car Poll honor as the “Wild Card Award” Award winner for being voted the most entertaining 410 driver.

Max Mittry of Redding, California is the “Rookie of the Year” in the 410 class after his successful campaign in the “Golden State,” finishing seventh in “King of the West” NARC standings. Briggs Danner a Non-wing “Rookie of the Year” in 2021, will also receive “Rookie of the Year” honors this year in the 410 category, after among other things, his 410 victory at Kutztown in August.

Doug Johnson has earned “Promoter of the Year” honors in the 410 class for the first time. He was a 360 “Promoter of the Year” in 2020 before winning that honor again this year. Doug works hand in hand with track owner Tod Quiring to bring some great events to Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota and Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota.

“Builder/Manufacturer of the Year” honors in the ‘410’ poll will go to Stevie Smith of Smith Titanium for the first time!

The “Media Member of the Year” Award goes to another first timer, Brian Walker of the World of Outlaws.

“Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport”

A deserving recipient will receive the 2022 “Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport,” the highest honor in the North American Sprint Car Poll. Shane Carson was not only a National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee driver, but since has been an incredible ambassador of sprint car racing from coast to coast. His dedication to various vintage and Hall of Fame organizations is unmatched.

Past recipients of the North American Sprint Car Poll’s “Outstanding Contribution to the Sport Award” are as follows: Tod Quiring, Carlton Reimers, Kyle Larson, the late Bill Simpson, the late Greg Hodnett, Dave Pusateri, the late Bryan Clauson, Dave Darland, Sammy Swindell, Fred Rahmer, Johnny Gibson, the late Jerry Reigle, Steve Sinclair, Kasey Kahne, Tom Schmeh, the late Dick Jordan, the late Fred Brownfield, Doug Auld, the late Hank Gentzler, Tony Stewart, Emmett Hahn, Allan Holland, Dave Argabright, Ron Shuman, the late Kevin Gobrecht, Jack Hewitt, the late Jack Miller, Brad Doty, Art & Carol Malies, Dave Bowman, the late Ralph Capitani, the late Ted Johnson, Mark Kuchan, Steve Kinser, the late Don Martin, Steve Beitler, Lee Brewer, Jr., Mark Kinser, Frank Lewis, the late Earl Baltes, Casey & Beverly Luna, Elayne Hoff, Jean Lynch, the late J.W. Hunt, and Bert Emick.

The North American 410 Sprint Car Poll is an annual awards program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. All awards will be distributed in 2022 at tracks and events throughout North America.

2022 North American 410 Sprint Car Poll Top 20

Position. Name, Hometown, Points (First Place Votes)

1. Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 1695 (14)
2. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 1175 (3)
3. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 859 (3)
4. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 759 (1)
5. Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA, 564
6. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 493 (1)
7. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 386
8. Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 385
9. Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 256
10. Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 245
11. Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, PA, 165
12. Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 146
13. Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA, 131
14. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, CA, 99
15. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 89
16. Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 71
17. Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 65
18. Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK, 40
19. James McFadden, Alice Springs, NT, Aust., 38
20. Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 32

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Huset's High Bank Nationals Features $750,000 Purse, Pre-Registration Now Available

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (Dec. 20, 2022) - The 2nd annual Huset's High Bank Nationals will become the richest sprint car race in the history of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series next summer.

The spectacle runs from June 21-24 at Huset's Speedway. Track officials have configured a $750,000 purse for the event with the three preliminary nights paying $20,000 to win before the $250,000-to-win finale - the biggest payout at the time in winged sprint car competition.

The runner up during each preliminary night secures $10,000, which is what a standard World of Outlaws winner receives. Fifth place captures $5,000 and 10th place $2,500 with each preliminary night offering $1,200 to start.

The finale showcases $50,000 for finishing in second place, $25,000 for third, $15,000 for fourth and $10,000 for fifth. The main event pays $5,000 to start.

Pre-registration is now available online at http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com.

For drivers and teams that pre-register by June 1, 2023, a $500 entry fee is due. That entry fee is completely refundable upon arrival at the track during the Huset's High Bank Nationals. A $500 entry fee will be due at the track for any team that competes without pre-registering.

The event format will be released closer to the event and will be determined by the car count.

Event tickets are available online at https://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HusetsSpeedwaySD

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HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs.

 

 

PIT ROW TV TO CARRY 24th RUMBLE IN FORT WAYNE LIVE WORLDWIDE

Prestigious Event Sees Live Television for Second Time

FORT WAYNE, IN (December 21, 2022) - For the second consecutive year, the Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales will once again be available for subscribers on Pit Row TV, a proud affiliate of SPEED SPORT TV. Both days of racing action will be carried in their entirety to fans around the globe.

A year ago, viewers were able to watch the event live for the first time in history as Russ Gamester took honors on night one of the prestigious event. One evening later, NASCAR Hall of Famer and general racing phenom Tony Stewart fought back from Friday problems to make a statement on night two, adding to his record win count at the Rumble with a dominating performance during the caution-free feature.

"When we do something for the Rumble, we want to make sure it's done right, and we were very pleased with last year's broadcast from Pit Row TV," said Larry Boos from the Rumble in Fort Wayne. "We had a fantastic crowd for the race, and we also had folks chiming in from around the country after watching the amazing action produced at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. We cannot wait to give them another show to watch as they celebrate New Year's Eve with us this year."

Thanks to the SPEED SPORT TV platform's flexibility, viewers can enjoy the event through Pit Row TV's budget-friendly monthly subscription, or they can purchase single-event or two-night passes for the event itself. In addition to live viewing, each pass also includes replay access to the broadcast(s) once the event has concluded.

"The Rumble in Fort Wayne is such a unique event, it's easy to understand why it has such prestige to racers around the entire country," said Tony Stevens from Pit Row TV. "To be trusted by Larry Boos and his crew to broadcast it to fans everywhere is an honor, and we cannot wait to keep fans entertained on New Year's Eve this year. If you're anything like us, there's not much better than enjoying one of the indoor racing season's crown jewels to see the old year off and welcome a new year of racing action in."

The 24th Annual Rumble in Fort Wayne broadcasts can be found by logging onto www.PitRow.tv or www.speedsport.tv. In addition to other apps like Amazon FireTV, Pit Row TV just launched their iOS app available for iPhones everywhere, with an AppleTV launch coming soon.

Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales tickets are available through any Ticketmaster outlet or at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum box office, and on race-day. Complete event information may be found at www.rumbleinfortwayne.com

Joining the Midgets over the busy weekend will be the LiUNA Non-Winged 600 Midgets, North Baltimore Custom Cuts Winged 600 Midgets, 8 classes of go-karts and 6 classes of Baker Racing Engines quarter midgets, with full racing programs for each of the divisions each night.

 

Kyle Reinhardt Rebuilding in 2023, Splits With McCall
 

Abbottstown, PA – December 21, 2022

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

When the 2023 season opens for Kyle Reinhardt, some things will seem familiar, but the new year will bring changes.

The biggest change: Jeff McCall and Reinhardt split a few weeks ago. The team spent the past two seasons traveling with the All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) and supplemented their schedule with other races when time allowed, amassing over seventy events entered each season.

The combination had moderate success, including Reinhardt’s first ASCoC victory and a pair of eighth place finishes in the ASCoC Championship point standings. More importantly, they were accumulating resources and building the depth of their program. McCall’s departure is on good terms but nonetheless it sets Reinhardt’s program back a few steps.

“We were slowly building something solid the last couple seasons and we had things going the right direction the last couple months of this past season, but now we will need to restart the building process in certain ways,” Reinhardt commented.

“Jeff’s departure means we will start 2023 without some of the parts, engines, and key components that I have been able to rely on the last two years.” He will not have any full time employees either.

On the familiar side of things, Capitol Renegade, who has been with Reinhardt since 2017, will remain a key partner.

“On a positive note, we will start the year on the same car and shock package we were running at the end of 2022. We were running well on that combination, so we will have that to build on.“, Reinhardt shared.

The schedule will look a little different for Reinhardt in 2023. It will primarily consist of races in Pennsylvania, along with some travel for World of Outlaw, All Star and High Limit series events when possible. Exactly which events, and the total number of events, the team enters will be dependent on securing additional funding.

Reinhardt is open to a partnership that will enable him to rebuild the depth of his team, as well as enable him to run all the events on his tentative schedule.

“I am open to conversations about help, funding, or opportunities. I was hoping to kick off the season in Georgia with the All Stars, but given the current crew help situation and resources available, we will probably delay the start of our season to early March.,” Reinhardt said.

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Blake Hahn Named North American 360 Sprint Car Poll “Driver of the Year!” for Second Consecutive Year!

Knoxville, IA, December 20, 2022 – Blake Hahn, of Sapulpa, Oklahoma was voted the 2022 “Driver of the Year” by the North American 360 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers assembled by the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. It is the second consecutive such award for Hahn, who was champion of the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) in 2022 for the second straight year. Among Blake’s wins this season was a sweep of the Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals. Blake received eight of the fifteen first place votes cast. Others receiving first place nods included Aromas, California Ace Justin Sanders (2), Patriot Sprint Tour Champ Davie Franek of Wantage, New Jersey (2), five-time 360 “Driver of the Year” Sam Hafertepe Jr. of Sunnyvale, Texas, Fremont, California’s Shane Golobic and USCS Champ Terry Gray of Memphis. In addition, the Blake Hahn Racing #52 team earned “Team of the Year” honors in the poll.

Those drivers ranked second through fifth in the poll, respectively, are Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial winner, Wayne Johnson of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Sanders, 13-time winner Derek Hagar of Marion, Arkansas, and Short Track Nationals winner, Hafertepe.

Rounding out the ‘top ten’ for the season are Franek, Golobic, Waco, Texas’s Chase Randall, Knoxville 360 champ, Terry McCarl of Altoona, Iowa and Glenpool, Oklahoma’s Matt Covington.

Quinter, Kansas youngster Kyler Johnson will receive 360 “Rookie of the Year” honors after his top ten run with the ASCS National Series.

Frank Galusha EMi-Eagle Manufacturing chassis will receive his first award for 360 “Builder/Manufacturer of the Year.” Bryan Hulbert of ASCS and Michael Rigsby of Flo Sports will receive 360 “Media Member of the Year” honors. Hulbert will be awarded for the second year in a row, while Rigsby enjoys his second 360 honor in this category and third overall.

Tracey Clay of I-30 Speedway will receive her fifth 360 “Promoter of the Year” Award. Sharing the honors in 2022 will be Doug Johnson of Huset’s Speedway and Jackson Motorplex. This is Doug’s second straight honor in this category.

Chase Randall will receive the 360 “Wild Card Award” for 2022 for his exciting performances that resulted in multiple wins from back in the pack. This is Chase’s first such award.

The North American 360 Sprint Car Poll is an annual awards program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation, Inc., of Knoxville, Iowa. All awards will be distributed in 2022 at tracks and events throughout North America.

360 Sprint Car Poll Top 20

Position. Name, Hometown, Points (First Place Votes)

Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK, 1047 (8)
Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK, 428
Justin Sanders, Aromas, CA, 376 (2)
Derek Hagar, Marion, AR, 301
Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 295 (1)
Davie Franek, Wantage, NJ, 281 (2)
Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 252 (1)
Chase Randall, Waco, TX, 189
Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 176
Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK, 131
Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN, 128 (1)
Mark Smith, Sunbury, PA, 126
Jason Martin, Lincoln, NE, 108
(tie) Jason Shultz, Carlisle, PA, 108
Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 105
(tie) Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ONT, Can., 105
Ryan Timms, Oklahoma City, OK, 100
Tim Crawley, Benton, AR, 95
Dale Howard, Byhalia, MS, 92
Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 88

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Justin Grant Named North American Non-Wing Sprint Car Poll “Driver of the Year” for 2022!

Knoxville, IA, December 19, 2022 – Justin Grant of Ione, California has been named the 2022 “Driver of the Year” by the North American Non-Wing Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the first time in his career.

Those drivers ranked second through fifth, respectively, were Perris Oval Nationals winner and defending USAC champion, Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, nine-time winner CJ Leary of Greenfield, Indiana, Tony Hulman Classic winner Robert Ballou of Rocklin, California, and nine-time winner Kyle Cummins of Princeton, Indiana.

Twelve-time winner Swanson led the group rounding out the top ten, followed by USAC-CRA champ Damion Gardner, Winter Dirt Games winner Emerson Axsom, James Dean Classic winner Kevin Thomas Jr. and two-time Eastern Storm winner Logan Seavey.

The Topp Motorsports #4 team with Justin Grnat at the wheel, earned the 2022 Non-Wing “Team of the Year” Award for the first time.

Kyle Cummins was bestowed the “Wild Card Award” for his exciting non-Wing sprint car performances in 2022 for the second time in four years, while Franklin, Indiana’s Emerson Axsom will receive the 2022 non-Wing sprint car “Rookie of the Year” Award.

Chet Christner the sprint car voice of USAC on Flo Sports will receive the North American Non-Wing Sprint Car Poll “Media Member of the Year” honor for the first time.

The O’Connor Family, promoters of events at Kokomo Speedway are awarded 2022’s “Promoter of the Year” Award. Their award will be their sixth in this category.

Joe Devin of DRC Chassis will receive the “Builder/Manufacturer of the Year” honors for the ninth time.

The North American Non-Wing Sprint Car Poll is an annual awards program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation, Inc., of Knoxville, Iowa. Awards will be distributed in 2023 at tracks and other locations throughout North America.

2022 Non-Wing Sprint Car Poll Top 20

Position. Name, Hometown, Points

Justin Grant, Ione, CA, 1130 Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 665 CJ Leary, Greenfield, IN, 395 Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA, 334 Kyle Cummins, Princeton, IN, 311 Jake Swanson, Hollister, CA, 291 Damion Gardner, Concord, CA, 178 Emerson Axsom, Franklin, IN, 160 Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL, 140 Logan Seavey, Sutter, CA, 138 Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, IN, 90 Matt Westfall, Pleasant Hill, OH, 89 Mitchel Moles, Raisin City, CA, 74 Jadon Rogers, Worthington, IN, 65 Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 49 Brody Roa, Buena Park, CA, 31 Briggs Danner, Allentown, PA, 27 Charles Davis Jr., Buckeye, AZ, 24 Tyler Roahrig, Plymouth, IN, 19 Alex Bright, Collegeville, PA, 18

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KYLE HAMILTON STEPS OUT OF RETIREMENT TO TACKLE RUMBLE MIDGETS
Citing Family Time at the Race Track as Desire to Return to Racing
FORT WAYNE, IN (December 19, 2022) – In June of 2021, Kyle Hamilton shocked the racing world with the
announcement that after 20 years of racing he was stepping away from competitive racing. That retirement will end
December 30 and 31 when the Danville, IN native straps into his family’s Midget to do battle in the 24th running of the
Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales.
“The reason I considered getting back behind the wheel and the reason for doing it at the Rumble go hand in hand,”
explained Hamilton. “It came down to family time for me. One of the biggest regrets that I had when I stepped away
from driving was not getting to drive for my dad in a family-owned car again. Him and I, along with my brother Nick,
grew up racing together and kind of came up the ladder together. The Rumble is a race that our whole family has been
racing in since we were kids, so it made sense to come back for this race.”
Preparing for the Rumble in Fort Wayne has centered around that family concept. “While the past several months have
been centered around preparing the car, it has also been about spending quality time with my dad and brother, as well
as my two sons at the shop. We have also had several of our old racing friends and family helping us build the car, which
has been really fun. We have been reminiscing on old racing memories, as well as listening to some good music while we
make the 32 car the best it can be. I truly feel like the car we are bringing this year is one of the best Midgets I’ll have
driven. We are not taking it lightly.”
What does Hamilton expect upon his return to racing? “I expect to be a little rusty when I get back in the car, but I
honestly think I will pick back up quicker than I am expecting in my head. I have thousands of laps in the Allen County
War Memorial Coliseum over the years. Some of the more intrinsic racing tactics will be what is the most rusty for me,
as opposed to going fast. When to make your moves, etc. is something I will be focusing on and studying leading up to
the race. Physically I am in good shape, so I will be excited to see how quickly we can build speed.”
Kye has 25 Midget appearances at the Rumble, with 3 top 5 finishes, including a victory in 2016, along with 8 top 10
runs. “The Rumble in Fort Wayne is a marquee event in the winter that brings multiple disciplines of racing together,
which is what makes it so fun. I can’t wait to catch up with everyone and see if we can put the 32 car in victory lane, so
that my wife thinks this whole thing is worthwhile.”
Joining the Midgets over the busy weekend will be the LiUNA Non-Winged 600 Midgets, North Baltimore Custom Cuts
Winged 600 Midgets, 8 classes of go-karts and 6 classes of Baker Racing Engines quarter midgets, with full racing
programs for each of the divisions each night.
Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales tickets are available through any Ticketmaster outlet or
at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum box office, and on race-day.
Complete event information may be found at www.rumbleinfortwayne.com

 

Daryl Saucier Racing/DSR Fuel Systems owner Daryl Saucier passed away

(Friday, December 16, 2022).

Indianapolis, Indiana - Daryl Saucier, owner of DSR Fuel Systems and Daryl Saucier Racing and a noted World of Outlaws sprint car and USAC midget car owner and crew chief of Indianapolis, Indiana unexpectedly passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, December 16, 2022, at home.

Daryl Saucier was recognized for being one of the pioneers of sprint car fuel system products after opening his fuel pump repair business initially in Memphis, Tennessee before relocating to the sprint car racing hotbed of the Midwest in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Daryl Saucier previously campaigned cars successfully in the World of Outlaws sprint car series as both a crew chief and as a car owner as early as the inception of the series. One of his most successful driver/crew chief partnerships was with Jac Haudenschild in the mid-1980’s when they campaigned the Nance Speed Equipment #1n house car.

After a successful car owner and crew chief road career, he decided to spend more time focusing on his growing fuel system business which started as pump repairs and grew to include his own DSR fuel pump and other components. That’s about the time I personally got to know him better as I was racing sprint cars myself and had him repair my own pumps. Once Daryl and Cindy started to produce their own sprint car fuel pumps, I used those DSR fuel pumps to power my engines through my retirement as a driver.

As our United Sprint Car Series continued to grow, DSR Fuel Systems became a series sponsor of USCS for over 20 years. If I were to go back and research the information, I am certain that DSR Fuel Systems sprint car pumps have powered the majority of the USCS main event winners and champions since the series' inception in 1997.

Fourteen-time and 2022 USCS National Champion and sixteen-time USCS championship car-owner, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee has stated, “I have used DSR Fuel Systems technology since Daryl Saucier started DSR in the early ’90s. I have won at least fifteen National Championships since then with DSR Fuel Systems”.

USCS Founder and President Pete Walton stated that, “DSR Fuel Systems is one of those companies that has annually supported the USCS and helped its teams. DSR helped USCS to grow in the previously sprint car racing void area of the country where we compete. Daryl was always especially helpful to those new to the sport of sprint car racing in preparing and maintaining their fuel systems. His knowledge and experience were always helpful to start-up teams in the past. He will be greatly missed by many of us in the racing community...

Our heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to Cindy and their Family at this time.

I had the great pleasure of seeing Daryl and Cindy together on Thursday at the PRI Show in Indianapolis last week. I was happy to have had a ten-to-fifteen-minute conversation while just catching up with each other on things. Little did I know, it would be my last conversation with a friend who I met many years ago at Riverside Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas. You just never know.

***Note: After being saddened when his wife and partner of the past 38 years, Cindy Sonner Saucier had posted of his passing, as a friend of Daryl, I took it upon myself to write these things about him. That being said, there could be some inaccuracies in the information, which I apologize for.

 

 

‘Goodyer To The Max’

Exciting Tasmanian Jock Goodyer pulled off his biggest-ever win at Premier Speedway with victory in a drama filled Max’s Race sponsored by ChitticksBakery in the opening night of the season for the venue.

From pole position, Goodyer would hold off a rampaging James McFadden, the defending Max’s Race champion, while Queensland’s Ryan Newton grabbed his best result at Premier in third.

It was the seventh running of the annual race that celebrates the speedway career of Max Dumesny, and Goodyer became the sixth different winner, in a 30-lap feature race that had just eight cars finish.

Goodyer, 21, said he was rapt to score a win in what was a challenging race.

"I felt pretty comfortable, as much as I can be on that sort of race track,” he said.

"We'll take the good result and roll onto the next one."

"When I lost the lead at the start, I wasn't too stressed, it was going to be a long (race).

"I tried a few things and different racing lines and figured out what would work. Once Jamie (Veal) got past me, I still felt good. I knew I was right with him and close enough to eventually make a move at some point for the lead.

“For me, it’s good to win here, it’s not been that kind to us.”

Veal’s night started in strong form when he set the fastest overall time trial of 10.612 seconds, but it ended while leading the feature with six laps to run when he sustained a flat left rear tyre.

McFadden driving for newly formed team Hodges Motorsport showed again why he is definitely one of the world’s best drivers as he snared a gutsy top two finish from a starting position of 14th.

“It was all good in the end there, I felt like we had decent speed.
"We tried to throw everything at this here tonight and I feel good now - I feel comfortable, and the car's fast."

Reigning Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic winner Lachlan McHugh, Corey McCullagh, Cole Macedo, Brock Hallett and current Australian Sprintcar champion Marcus Dumesny failed to finish.

It was a dramatic B-Main start when Andrew Hughes flipped on turn three forcing a re-start that saw multiple cars caught up in a huge crash on turn two including Robbie Paton, C-Main winner Tim Hutchins, American Carson Macedo and Jett Bell n his debut race at his home track.

Experienced drivers Luke Dillon, Peter Doukas, South Australian Ryan Jones and Tasmanian Tate Frost finished top-four and earned their spots at the back of the A-Main.

Goodyer won the opening heat of the night from American ace, Cole Macedo and Veal.

Josh Buckingham had his troubles in the opening heat, losing his wing.
V8 Supercars ace Cam Waters, who has again swapped bitumen for dirt in his off-season, collected heat two from Albury's Grant Anderson and McFadden, who made an early passing move to finish third.

Heat three started with carnage as Kale Quinlan crashed and was taken to the infield.

Newton took the win from Hallett - the quick-time performer in flight two - and Ash Cook.

McHugh held off Dumesny in the fourth heat from Steven Lines and Jordyn Charge.

Final placings were: Jock Goodyer, James McFadden, Ryan Newton, Steven Lines, Brett Milburn, Luke Dillon, Ryan Jones, Brock Hallett, Jamie Veal, Marcus Dumesny, Grant Anderson, Ashley Cook, Peter Doukas, Will Carroll, Cole Macedo, Lachlan McHugh, Jordyn Charge, Corey McCullagh, Cameron Waters. Tate Frost was disqualified for failing to head to the scales having crossed the line in fourth place.

In the ground pounding Late Models it was an all the way win for Peter Nicola from Brad Smith and Ellis Dickenson in their 20-lap final. It was a good hit-out for all driver with their national title to be held at Premier Speedway February 24 & 25, 2023.

The Junior Formula 500’s showcased the future of speedway racing and in the feature, it was won in was won in fine style by Kobi Wright. He had good speed and took the lead from early race leader Zoe Pearce with 10 laps to run with Koby O’Shannassy eventually home second, and third was Rusty Ponting.

The next events at Premier Speedway will be January 1 & 2, 2023. January 1 is the fourth and final round of Speedweek for Sprintcars, with Speedcars and Junior Sedans as supports while January 2 will be the Victorian Sprintcar Title with Street Stocks also on the program.

 

 

Wins don’t come around very often
In a nail-biting finish Steve Caruso took out the win of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series Ultimate
Pink Night at Murray Bridge. “The track was really good tonight and the last 10 laps the car came alive, I knew that
Mark had led the race till the last corner on the last lap but it was my opportunity to get through lap traffic and if you
don’t take those opportunities you’re not a race car driver. Wins don’t come around very easy and if you don’t take
those moves you let your crew and everyone down.” Caruso said at the Post race interview. “Mark & I are pretty
competitive, we both have a great combination, our cars are very equal and Maxwell Motors build the best 360’s in
the country which we both run. It just comes down to the night.”
SA24 Ricky Maiolo isn’t a regular on the 360 circuit but you would not have guessed as he wheeled into 2nd place.
Corey Sandow in the V43 returned after missing the first couple of shows came home in third. A great drive for his
return night. NT52 Jabba Bolitho finished strongly in 4th and VA91 Dan “Yaknowyaloveit” Scott rounded out the top
5.
In front of a great crowd the stars put on exciting racing, so much so that a resident possum perched himself up on
the catch fence in Turn 4 to get a closer view. After what started out as a good night SA98 Chad Ely went up to visit
him, unfortunately ending Ely’s night but fortunately the possum was fine. Young gun Ben Morris had a brilliant
night, taking out both his heat wins, picking up the $100 Mint Pig Fuel card and starting on the front row. Running
4th but bought on the yellows in T2 and ended his night on the infield.
Heat race wins went to – Mark Caruso, Ben Morris, and Dan Scott.
A Main results: - 1st Steve Caruso, 2nd Ricky Maiolo, 3rd V43 Corey Sandow, 4th NT52 Jason Bolitho, 5th VA91 Dan
Scott, 6th V18 Chris Temby, 7th SA93 Brent Fox, 8th VA2 Boyd Harris, 9th NS22 Jarreth Argus, 10th V47 Jeremy Kupsch,
11th S33 Mark Caruso – DNF, 12th V65 Kane Newcombe-DNF, 13th S3 Ben Morris-DNF
Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Dan Scott- $100 cash
Bar Up 8 – Boyd Harris
Bullseye Lucky 7 – Brent Fox - $100 cash
Heath Hunter Hire Quick Time Award – Mark Caruso – $100 cash
HCC Maxie’s Keep on Fighting Award - Todd Moule- $100 cash
TEH Hard Charger –Chris Temby - $100 cash
Fosters Last Man Standing – Jeremy Kupsch - $100 cash
Hoosier Hero – Steven Caruso - $100 Hoosier voucher
Mint Pig Lucky Draw – Ben Morris - $100 Fuel Card
Auto Premier Presentation Draw – Chris Temby - $100 cash

 

Jackson Motorplex Hosting 10 Nights of Racing Action in 2023

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Dec. 16, 2022) - The 45 th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals headlines the 2023 racing schedule at Jackson Motorplex.

The dirt oval features 10 nights of competition next year concluding with the AGCO Jackson Nationals, which has become a crown jewel event on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series schedule each season. The 2023 edition runs Aug. 17-19 with the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series joining as the support class the first two nights before the Upper Midwest Renegades Sprint Car Series visits during the event finale.

The Jackson Motorplex season opener is set for Tuesday, May 23, when the track showcases an IMCA Stock Car and Hobby Stock special during Altenburg Construction Night.

The first sprint car event comes three days later (on May 26) when the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Midwest Power Series along with the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series take part in the Tweeter Contracting 360 Challenge presented by Farm Op Capital.

A Bank Midwest IMCA Series event featuring IMCA A Mods, Sport Mods, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks and Sport Compacts is slated for June 13.

Jackson Motorplex kicks off the Trelleborg Border Battle featuring a $7,000 payout to the 410ci winged sprint car feature winner on June 16. The Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series is also part of the program. The Border Battle continues the following two nights at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and then at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

The Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Midwest Power Series 360ci winged sprint cars return on July 7 for the Bank Midwest 360 Challenge, which also showcases the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series.

July 25 and July 28 are currently TBD on the schedule as plans are being finalized. Stay tuned to the Jackson Motorplex social media accounts throughout the offseason for announcements.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JacksonSpeedway/?fref=ts

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jacksonmotorplex/

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through September, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Midwest Sprint Touring Series and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Todd Allen of Lebanon, Pennsylvania Wins Triple X/Moyle Racing Engines Raffle Sprint Car!

Knoxville, IA, December 16, 2022 – Todd Allen of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, is the lucky grand prize winner of the National Sprint Car Museum's sprint car raffle. The winning raffle ticket-buyer will receive a state-of-the-art Triple X Chassis/Moyle Racing Engines 410 sprint car.

According to museum executive director Bob Baker, "We can't thank Triple X, Jaymie Moyle and all the folks at Moyle Racing Engines enough for all of their support on this 18-month project. These companies and all the rest of the product donors continue to step up to the plate in a big way for our 501(c)(3) non-profit museum foundation. We would also like to extend our sincere appreciation to all of the raffle ticket-buyers and museum staff, volunteers, track promoters, series officials and trade show coordinators for making the tickets available to the public. Everyone's support truly allows us to continue promoting the future of sprint car racing by preserving its past history."

Many thanks to all the sponsors who helped with this car benefiting the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum…

Moyle Racing Engines, Triple X Chassis, All Pro Heads, Blackbeard Design, Diversified Machine Inc., Donovan, Dan Olson Racing Products, AllStar Performance, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, CSI Shocks, DeYoungInc.com, Shaver Racing Engines, AMSOIL, Rod End Supply, Dyer’s Top Rods, GS Products, Skagit Speedway, Barnes Systems, Inc., Crow Safety Gear, King Racing Products, Hoosier Racing Tire, Winter’s Rear Ends, Kinsler Fuel Injection, M&W Aluminum Products, MSD Ignition, Hepfner Racing Products, Skagit Powder Coating, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, PWR Advanced Cooling Technology, Ti22 Performance, Tel Tac Oval Track Pro, QuickCar Racing Products, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Ultra Shield Race Products, Whitebread Racing Enterprises, Vahlco Wheels, GME Steerings, System 1 Pro Ignition, SRI Performance, LRB Race Products, Bam Roller Lifters, MPI and Callies.

 

 

Thirteen Inductees Announced as “Class of 2023” for National Sprint Car Hall of Fame!

Knoxville, IA, December 16, 2022 – The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the names of its thirteen inductees for 2023. Those that will be inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 3, during the 33rd induction ceremonies in Knoxville, Iowa, are:

Drivers

Ken Hamilton – Ken and the Grant King built “Pink Lady” sprint car marveled fans in the west and northwest for almost 50 years. In his first year in the car, Ken won 19 out of 22 races, and the successes kept coming. Ken is a two-time winner of the Copper World Classic, won on tracks in the west from Ascot to Skagit, and promoted the Meridian Speedway in Idaho for 20 years.

Chad Kemenah – Chad has been successful on the dirt tracks across the country for some time. He’s a six-time All Star Circuit of Champions titlist, holds two Ohio Speedweek championships, is fourth with the series in A main starts, and is third in top five finishes and podium finishes. In addition to his All Star exploits, he was the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year with the World of Outlaws and holds six wins with them.

Cory Kruseman – Cory’s success in sprint cars branched from his native California across the country. The 1999 Non-Winged World Champion is also a two-time SCRA/USAC-CRA champion, a two-time Indiana Sprintweek Champ, and a Western States Dirt Track Champion amongst other accomplishments. Not counting unsanctioned wins and his midget prowess, he has accumulated 123 sprint car wins under a sanction (67 with SCRA, 37 with USAC-CRA, 15 with USAC, three with Sprint Bandits, and one with MSCS).

Bobby Marshall – Before he was asked by Ted Johnson to be an original traveling member of the World of Outlaws, Bobby had already been named 1972 Texas Sprint Association Rookie of the Year, had racked up numerous wins with NCRA, won four of six races driving “Speedy” Bill Smith’s #4x, and won the first two Devil’s Bowl Winternationals. He would later be a two-time Devil’s Bowl track champion before an early retirement. He is credited with 108 career sprint car victories.

Joey Saldana – Following his father Joe as an inductee, Joey’s storied career behind the wheel sees him third all-time in All Star wins with 74. Eighteen of those wins came in 1995, and is still a single season record with the series. He would go on to a seventeen year career with the World of Outlaws, winning 105 times, seventh on the all-time list. Joey is a two-time King’s Royal winner, two-time Gold Cup titlist, and has wins at the Brad Doty Classic, the Ironman 55, and many huge races overseas.

Owners-Mechanics-Builders-Manufacturers-Car Builders

Johnny Capels – Johnny saw sprint car racing from every angle. Starting as a driver, he was the New Mexico Racing Association champion. He followed fellow New Mexican drivers Bobby and Al Unser to Indiana. He won his first USAC feature in 1968 and competed in 1969 and 1970 before turning wrenches. He was a three-time USAC champion as a chief mechanic and once as an owner. He became USAC senior vice president and director of competition in 1992, and was the chairman of the USAC Board of Directors from 2002 to 2010.

Paul Hazen – A staple as an Indiana sprint car owner since 1967, Paul’s list of drivers is very impressive. His best runs have come with Jim (three track championships) and Tony Elliott (75 wins and nine track championships and Jon Stanbrough (37 wins). Just a few others to succeed in Paul’s #57 have been Kevin Thomas, Robbie Stanley, Tracy Hines, Jay Drake, Dave Darland, Jeff Gordon and Bryan Clauson.

Tommy Sanders – Tommy’s origins as a mechanic came in central Pennsylvania. After helping Gene Goodling to five championships at Lincoln, Susquehanna and Williams Grove, he joined Bobby Allen to build cars and accumulate 65 wins over nine years. Tommy’s run on the road included Sammy Swindell’s WoO championships with LaVerne Nance, Brad Doty’s Rookie of the Year in 1982, many of Doug Wolfgang’s wins, and Keith Kauffman’s dominance with car owner Al Hamilton. He also built Sammy’s 1997 WoO championship car among many other winners and titlists.

Promoters-Officials-Media Members-Event/Series Sponsors

Max Dolder – An Iowa native, Max moved to the Tampa, Florida area in his early twenties and took his camera with him. He became the track photographer at East Bay, and at the new fairgrounds track. He shot for National Speed Sport News at sprint car races across country, creating makeshift dark rooms along the way. Max has contributed not only to NSSN, but countless other publications including Open Wheel, Circle Track and Sprint Car & Midget. He is also an inductee in the Little 500 Hall of Fame.

Alan Kreitzer – Alan has been one of the most recognized personalities in the Central PA sprint car scene for over 40 years. Alan was promoter and owner of Silver Springs Speedway from 1980-2005, was promoter and owner at Susquehanna (1990-93), was co-promoter at Williams Grove (1993-2003), was co-promoter at Selinsgrove (2016-20), and is co-promoter and co-owner at Lincoln (1993-Present). Alan is the founder of Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek and has been the owner and promoter since 1991. Alan also was a major contributor and founder and still serves on the Board for the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing (EMMR). He holds countless awards in the region.

Ralph Sheheen – A native of California, Ralph has been a champion of sprint car racing for over 30 years through a number of media outlets. Ralph’s play-by-play work on TNN’s live coverage of the Knoxville Nationals and at Eldora ushered in a new era for attendance at the Knoxville Nationals and the King’s Royal. Ralph has also worked for the Speed Channel, and currently is employed by Speed Sport. His promotion of sprint cars has gone beyond the booth, to his news magazine features on TV, and his columns in print.

Johnny Vance – Johnny follows his Hall of Fame father to induction. By the early 1960’s, he was a USAC technical chairman. In 1981, he would take over Don Siebert’s championship USAC team and become a car owner. In his role as a USAC official, he was instrumental in convincing Earl Baltes to start the Four Crown. Drivers for Johnny over three decades included Jim Mahoney, Gene Lee Gibson, Joe Saldana, Tracy Hines, Steve Butler, Dave Steele, Steve Kinser, Jack Hewitt, Tony Elliott, Jac Haudenschild, Ryan Newman, Damion Gardner and many more. His cars won 44 USAC sprint car events, and eight Silver Crown scores. Championships came with Butler in 1990 and Elliott in 1998.

Pre-1970

Joie Ray – Joie had a decorated 17-year career as a driver. He was the first black driver to compete in a sanctioned race when he took the MDTRA in Mitchell, Indiana April 6, 1947. His first win came later that year in Logansport. Joie’s groundbreaking career included racing with not only the MDTRA, but also the IMCA, CSRA and AAA (the first black to race in all four classes). His first AAA race saw him finish eighth on the high banks of Salem. Joie’s success has seen him inducted into a number of Hall of Fames, including HARF, the Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame and the National Midget Auto Racing, High Banks Hall of Fame.

According to National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation executive director Bob Baker, “This year’s inductee group is another testament to the hard work put in by our National Induction Committee! We are really looking forward to our 33rd induction banquet on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa on Saturday, June 3!”

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the special events happening here, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-6176

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Brock Zearfoss Racing announces partnership with Milton Hershey School for 2023 season
ByTyler Altmeyer
Dec 16, 2022

JONESTOWN, Pa. (December 16, 2022) – Professional sprint car driver Brock Zearfoss and his team Brock Zearfoss Racing, who just concluded their sophomore campaign with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, are pleased to announce that Milton Hershey School will join Zearfoss’ efforts for the 2023 season. Milton Hershey School and Zearfoss will work together to boost the team’s on-track potential and promote the school’s rich history and mission of nurturing and educating children in social and financial need to lead fulfilling and productive lives.

“I had the chance to spend some time at MHS earlier this year, and everything about their campus, including their staff and students, is incredible. To represent an entity like Milton Hershey School, a name with so much history and impact right in our own backyard, is truly humbling,” said Zearfoss. “My team actually had the opportunity to host a student on race night at Williams Grove Speedway last season. He was our honorary crew member, and now, I’m pretty sure, a fan for life. Just a great experience all around.”

Milton Hershey School is one of the world’s best private schools, located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, where qualifying students in pre-K through 12th grade live on campus and receive an exceptional educational experience—with all costs covered. Milton and Catherine Hershey founded the school in 1909 with money they earned from the chocolate company. Since then, the lives of more than 11,000 children from qualifying families have been transformed through high-quality education and structured home life.

“World of Outlaws employs select drivers from across the country, and Brock is a top-tier competitor from our local area. We are so excited to work more closely with him and his team this coming year because of their genuine desire to engage our students,” said MHS Senior Director of Enrollment Management and Family Relations Nadine Krempa.

“Growing up in central Pennsylvania, Brock understands what MHS is about. He has been an excellent champion for our students by offering them hands-on experiences, both in the classroom and in the pits at the races. We couldn’t ask for a better role model for our students,” added Krempa.

“We’re going to do everything we can to compete at the highest level for Milton Hershey School, simultaneously promoting their mission, and the people and communities they serve,” said Zearfoss. “Hopefully we can turn a few more students into sprint car fans, as well!”

ON DECK:
Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will commence their 2023 racing season with a trip to the Sunshine State, joining the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series in multiple DIRTcar Nationals appearances at Volusia Speedway Park in DeLeon Springs, Florida.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Berkebile Oil Company, X-1 Race Cars, K1 RaceGear, BK Titanium, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, Walker Performance Filtration, Bell Helmets, System 1 Pro Ignition, Allstar Performance, Wilwood, FK Rod Ends, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and KH Suspension.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Press: www.fullyinjected.com
Online Home: www.brockzearfoss.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing
Merchandise: http://www.brockzearfoss.com/shopping/

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2022 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics:
Wins: 1
Top-5s: 3
Top-10s: 20

2021 Victories: 4 (Ellenbrook Speedway [Western Australia] – January 2) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Arizona Speedway – Copper Classic – $7,500 – November 27th)

2022 Victories: 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway | Saturday, July 2)

2022 Highlights: Finished 11th in Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals finale on Saturday, February 12. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes (tenth, sixth) in Cotton Bowl Speedway’s Texas Two-Step on Friday and Saturday, March 4-5. Finished sixth in the annual Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday, April 9. Opened Bristol Bash weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway with a ninth-place score on Friday, April 29. Drove forward during starts at Bridgeport Speedway and Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday and Friday, May 17 and 20; 23rd to 14th at Bridgeport and 20th to 12th at Attica Raceway Park. Rallied from the back to finish 12th at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on Monday, May 30; started from the pole but made contact with the wall. Finished seventh at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, June 3. Scored three consecutive top-ten finishes in Huset’s Speedway’s High Bank Nationals on June 23-25; fourth, tenth, and seventh ($100,000-to-win), respectively. Earned first World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of 2022 in Cedar Lake Speedway’s Independence Day Spectacular finale on Saturday, July 2; first win as a full-time Outlaw. Finished ninth at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 9; started 14th. Qualified for Historical Big One and Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway; finished 13th and 14th, respectively. Hard Charged twice with Outlaws through Central Pennsylvania; 17th to 10th at Port Royal Speedway on July 20 and 22nd to 10th in Williams Grove Speedway’s Summer Nationals finale on July 23. Finished fourth in the Empire State Challenge finale at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, New York, on Sunday, July 31. Finished seventh in Ironman 55 finale on Saturday, August 6. Finished 12th in Knoxville Nationals B-Main. Finished eighth at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, August 26. Finished ninth in Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals finale on Saturday, September 3. Finished eighth at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, September 24. Scored back-to-back top-ten finishes in starts at I-80 Speedway and Lakeside Speedway on Friday and Saturday, October 14-15; finished sixth and ninth. Finished seventh in the World of Outlaws World Finals opener on Wednesday, November 2.

 

High Limit Racing ANNOUNCES 2023 SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 15, 2022) – High Limit Sprint Car Series owners Brad Sweet and Kyle Larson released their much-anticipated 2023 schedule today with many of America’s favorite sprint car racing venues included. The 2023 schedule will see the 12-race series begin with a non-point race at Tulare, California’s Thunderbowl Raceway in March and conclude at Indiana’s Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind. in October. Ten states are represented in the inaugural running of the series, with the stated goal of adding high-dollar events to the annual racing calendar.

“I’m sure a lot of fans and racers might be surprised that our first High Limit Sprint Car Series date is at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway, and it being held as a non-points race,” said Sweet. “Despite previously stating that we doubted the High Limit Series would be able to accommodate a west coast event in 2023, we have pivoted our thinking with an understanding that we should not limit our reach to only certain areas of the country, which we feel should help us grow our brand, and reach, more effectively. Also, with the decision of the national touring sprint car series to not contest any spring races in the Golden State in 2023, we believe the timing is right for a High Limit race to be held there at that time. We are hoping that many teams will head west for this race, or secure rides in California based cars, but we also understand that it may not be feasible for some, hence the reasoning behind our decision to make it a non-point event.”

After Tulare, the first point race on the schedule will be the season opener on Tuesday, April 11 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. The event will be the first of two $50,000-to-win features on the schedule and is sure to attract the biggest names in the sport. Next up, the series will make its way to 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa for a $23,023-to-win race on Tuesday, April 25. The fourth event on the schedule will find the series competing at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind. for another $23,023 payday on Tuesday, May 2.

The Buckeye State will see teams converge on Orrville, Ohio’s Wayne County Speedway on Tuesday, May 16 for a race that will see the winner’s pay raised to $32,023. The first Wednesday event of the year happens when the series visits Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill. on May 31 for another $23,023 payday. The High Limit series will head west once again as its next stop will be Tuesday, June 6 at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb for an additional $23,023-to-win main event.

A trip east will have the High Limit Sprint Car Series make its first stop in PA Posse country on Tuesday, July 25 with a visit to Bechtelsville’s Grandview Speedway for a $23,023-to-win race. Another turnaround sees the series head back west to South Dakota for a $23,023-to-win race at Huset's Speedway on Tuesday, August 15. The second and final $50,000-to-win special event is slated for a Pennsylvania return as Sarver’s Lernerville Speedway plays host on Tuesday, September 26.

Autumn sees the final two events at Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, NJ on Tuesday October 3, and Lincoln Park Speedway in Indiana closes out the schedule on Tuesday, October 10. Both contests pay $23,023 to win, and each should have a bearing on determining the first-ever champion of the High Limit Sprint Car Series.

“I think we have put together a very diverse schedule that the teams and fans will look forward to,” said Sweet. “We have found that there are a lot of moving parts when trying to devise a schedule such as this, but we feel we have succeeded by including some of the best sprint car tracks in the country.”

Larson added, “I can’t wait to get started racing. These are some of my favorite tracks I’ve ever raced at, and I’m looking forward to getting back to some I haven’t seen for some time, while also competing at Lakeside for the first time. We believe the High Limit Sprint Car Series fits into the 2023 sprint car landscape very well and is going to be lucrative for the teams and fun for the fans. Brad and I can’t wait for it to get started.”

- CONTACT INFORMATION -
info@highlimitracing.com

Learn more about the High Limit Sprint Car Series at highlimitracing.com and at the following social media accounts:

Twitter - @highlimitracing
Instagram - @highlimitracing
Facebook - /highlimitracing
TikTok -@highlimitracing
YouTube - @highlimitracing

2023 SCHEDULE

3/28 Thunderbowl Raceway CA *non-points race
4/11 Lakeside Speedway KS ($50K)
4/25 34 Raceway IA
5/2 Kokomo Speedway IN
5/16 Wayne County Speedway OH
5/31 Tri-City Speedway IL
6/6 Eagle Raceway NE
7/25 Grandview Speedway PA
8/15 Huset’s Speedway SD
9/26 Lernerville Speedway PA ($50K)
10/3 Bridgeport Motorsports Park NJ
10/10 Lincoln Park Speedway IN

 

 

FLOWDYNAMICS SPRINT CAR TEAM 2022 SEASON WRAP UP

(Ontario, CA, December 13, 2022) The Ontario, California-based USAC/CRA Flowdynamics sprint car racing team has wrapped up its 2022 racing season. When all was said and done, drivers Logan Williams and Matt McCarthy had both finished in the top ten of the series championship points standings.

The team had perfect attendance in 2022 showing up at all 21 series races. Each of the team drivers qualified for 16 of the main events and all told, there was a Flowdynamics car in 19 of the 21 mains. Third-generation driver Williams had eight top 10 finishes during the season and three times he placed in the top five. His best outings were a pair of fourth-place finishes. The first of those came at the Bakersfield Speedway on May 14th. That was followed by another fourth on August 6th at the grand reopening of the Santa Maria Raceway. McCarthy, who makes his home in Riverside, California, placed in the top ten four different times. His best main event finish came at Perris Auto Speedway on March 26th when he came home seventh.

Williams, who calls Yorba Linda, California home, ended up ninth in the championship point standings. McCarthy, The father of two young children was one spot behind in 10th. Over the course of the year, each of the drivers won two heat races.

The team’s brightest moment came in August when Perris Auto Speedway hosted the annual California Racers Hall of Fame Night. A large crowd turned out to see the race which featured thousands of extra dollars added to the purse. The increased dough saw every team go the extra mile to be competitive on that very special evening. McCarthy fired the first salvo on the night when he captured the Woodlands Auto Display/Billy Wilkerson Fast Time Award for the first time in his career. If that was not enough, the 2017 USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year backed it up by scoring the win in the special four-segment Junior Kurtz /Bill Simpson Trophy Dash. He did so by passing and beating three of the best drivers west of the Mississippi.

McCarthy and his teammate Williams, the 2013 Perris Auto Speedway Young Guns Champion and 2014 USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year, do not have a long time to rest. The 2023 campaign will kick off at the “Diamond In The Desert,” Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway, on January 27th and 28th. At the same event in 2022, it was Williams’ time to shine as he recorded a six-place and two seventh-place finishes at the popular “Copper State” speed plant.

Even though the 2022 season ended in early November and the first races of 2023 are still six weeks away, the action at the Flowdynamics race shop is nonstop. Cars are being prepped for another run for racing glory next year. In addition to equipment prep, the team is talking with potential marketing partners for the upcoming season. If you or your business would like to join one of the most organized and quickest teams in the west, contact John McCarthy at the following 909 930-5522 or mailto:john@flodyinc.com

McCarthy, Williams, and the entire flow dynamics racing team would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. They look forward to seeing you somewhere along the way in the early part of 2023.

McCarthy and Williams would like to thank the following sponsors for making the 2022 season possible. Flowdynamics Inc., JFK Design Build, Cal Therm Mechanical Insulators, CRC Component Repair Co., Encore Gas and Supply, Drink-Pac, and Benic Enterprises.

Matt McCarthy 2022 Results

1/27/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 22nd A Main

1/28/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 15th A Main

1/29/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 14th A Main

3/26/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 7th A Main

4/1/22 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 15th A Main

4/2/22 Tulare Thunderbowl USAC/CRA 18th A Main

4/23/22 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA 10th A Main

4/30/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA DNS

5/14/22 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA 16th A Main

5/28/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 15th A Main

6/11/22 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA 16th A Main

6/25/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 8th A Main

8/6/22 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA 18th A Main

8-20-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 13th A Main

9-17-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 12th A Main

10-8-22 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA 10th A Main

10-28-22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA & National 14th B Main

10-29-22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA & National 21st B Main

11-3-02 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & National 14th B Main

11-4-02 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & National 12th B Main

11-5-02 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & National 11th B Main

Logan Williams 2022 Results

1/27/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

1/28/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 7th A Main

1/29/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 7th A Main

3/26/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 11th A Main

4/1/22 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 11th A Main

4/2/22 Tulare Thunderbowl USAC/CRA 12th A Main

4/23/22 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA 22nd A Main

4/30/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 11th A Main

5/14/22 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA 4th A Main

5/28/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

6/11/22 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA 10th A Main

6/25/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 5th A Main

8/6/22 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA 4th A Main

8-20-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA DNS

9-17-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA DNS

10-8-22 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA 16th A Main

10-28-22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA & National 21st A Main

10-29-22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA & National 23rd A Main

11-3-02 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & National 11th B Main

11-4-02 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & National 17th A Main

11-5-02 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & National 12th B Main

 

 

Eldora to Host Richest Sprint Car Race in Motorsports History With $1 Million-To-Win ‘Eldora Million’ on July 13, 2023

Live Flag-to-Flag Coverage Provided Exclusively by FloSports

ROSSBURG, Ohio (December 14, 2022) – Eldora Speedway owner Tony Stewart announced today that winged sprint cars will race for the richest purse in sprint car history as his legendary, half-mile dirt oval will host its third version of the Eldora Million July 12-13.

The unsanctioned event, which features a winner’s purse of $1,002,023 from a total purse of $1.4 million, is a cooperative effort with the speedway’s official livestream partner, FloSports, a leader in sports streaming and original content, which will provide exclusive live streaming of the event.

“All of us at Eldora are super excited to host the first million-dollar-to-win sprint car race,” said Stewart. “Back in 2003, Eldora hosted a non-wing race that paid $200,000 to winner Jac Haudenschild, but this will be the first time a sprint car driver will race for a winner’s check worth $1 million.

“This will showcase the best of the best, and you’re going to want to see how this race unfolds where in the final laps, with guys still in the hunt running close together, what they will do to win a million dollars.”

Eldora Speedway is known for its mammoth payouts for its mega events. While it’s the first sprint car race to pay to seven figures, it will become the 17th sprint car race at Eldora to pay at least six figures (12 Historical Big Ones, 3 King Royals, 1 Mopar Million). It will be the 48th overall race at Eldora to pay at least six figures when including late model events.

Combined with the $175,000-to-win 40th Kings Royal that takes place July 14-15 following The Eldora Million, overall posted prize money for the four-day stretch will exceed a staggering $2 million.

“I think it’s been long overdue,” Stewart added. “We’ve had two, $1 million-to-win dirt late model races at Eldora, but to finally do it for the sprint car community is something that makes all of us at Eldora really proud,” Stewart said. “Sprint car drivers put on some of the best shows in all of racing and this is our way of saying thank you.”

“From the beginning of our partnership, Tony and FloSports have shared a passion for grassroots motorsports,” said Mark Floreani, FloSports founder and CEO. “With a shared goal of growing the sport via world class and game-changing events, The Eldora Million for winged sprint cars is yet another example of pushing the sport toward new heights. We’re thrilled to be a part of history.”

In a format that is unique to sprint car events, The Eldora Million will feature a full racing program that culminates with the $1,002,023-to-win feature. Competitors will earn points in Wednesday’s preliminary action that will help seed Thursday night’s events. Wednesday’s program doubles down on racing action with competitors split into groups. Each group will compete in a full racing program highlighted by $12,000-to-win and $1,000-to-start main events. In total, Wednesday’s purse exceeds $115,000.

“This format will offer an exciting, unique program of racing on Wednesday and Thursday for fans and competitors, said Jerry Gappens, general manager of Eldora. “Wednesday’s program is a ‘big bang for the buck’ for the fans with all the racing plus twin 25-lap features. For competitors, it basically compresses two nights of preliminary action into one night and guarantees 48 different cars will race in a feature. We will detail more information on the complete two-night format when the official entry form is released in the spring. Fans will be able to look forward to various entertainment elements and that information will be forthcoming as well.”

Ticket and camping renewals for all of Eldora’s traditional marquee events will begin showing up in patron accounts next week and run through January 31, 2023. Due to the unique nature of the Eldora Million, patrons who had tickets for the 2022 Kings Royal Saturday night race will have the first opportunity to purchase those same seats for Wednesday, July 12 (The Eldora Million prelim) and Thursday, July 13 (The Eldora Million) as part of the event renewal process.

Public sale for tickets and campsites for all 2023 Major Events (The Dirt Late Model Dream, Eldora Million, Kings Royal, World 100) will begin February 13, 2023 at 10 a.m. For the recently announced 43rd running of the Dirt Track World Championship, Oct. 19-21, last year’s DTWC ticketholders will have first opportunity to purchase tickets beginning February 20. Public sale is slated for February 24.

The complete 2023 schedule will be released on January 4, 2023. Renewals for the remaining 2023 events will take place in March.

POSTED AWARDS – WED., JULY 12 – $115,700 (minimum)

PRELIMINARY QUALIFYING FEATURES: $12,000-to-win/$1,000-to-start

POSTED AWARDS – THU, JULY 13 – $1,400,000 (minimum)

THE ELDORA MILLION: 1st) $1,002,023…plus commemorative trophy for driver and owner; 2nd) $100,000; 3rd) $50,000; 4th) $25,000; 5th) $15,000; 6th) $12,500; 7th) $10,000; 8th) $9,000; 9th) $8,500; 10th) $8,000; 11th) $7,500; 12th) $7,000; 13th) $6,900; 14th) $6,800; 15th) $6,700; 16th) $6,600; 17th) $6,500; 18th) $6,400; 19th) $6,300; 20th) $6,200; 21st) $6,150; 22nd) $6,100; 23rd) $6,050; and 24th) $6,000.

About Eldora Speedway: In 1954, renowned bandleader and proprietor of the Eldora Ballroom, Earl Baltes, carved a flat quarter-mile clay oval out of the cornfield that laid in the natural amphitheater between Ohio S.R. 118 and the Wabash River. Over the next 50 years, the enterprising Baltes, and wife Berneice, grew Eldora Speedway from its humble roots to national prominence by promoting events no other promoter dared fathom on the half-mile high-banked clay oval.

As dirt racing’s popularity surged in the late 1990s, along came new multi-million-dollar facilities, and corporate entities began to pepper Baltes about purchasing Eldora. However, in Baltes’ mind, there was only one choice – and in true Earl Baltes fashion – in the spring of 2004, he contacted a brash young racer who had tamed Eldora’s high-banks as a driver on his way to national championships in USAC and IndyCar, the 2002 NASCAR Cup Series champion, Tony Stewart. As Stewart’s on-track career skyrocketed, he passionately reinvested into entrepreneurial endeavors involving his beloved dirt racing, beginning with race teams in 2001. Somehow, the two high-profile figures who always drew a crowd of well-wishers at Eldora, managed to keep their talks quiet and the celebrated-promotor and superstar driver announced the transition of ownership in November 2004.

Now entering its 19th year under the ownership of Tony Stewart, Eldora Speedway will play host to its 70th season of racing in 2023. The full event calendar, including ticket and campsite information, will be posted when available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Race fans can join a community of over 1,000,000 people from around the world who enjoy behind-the-scenes access by following @EldoraSpeedway on social channels Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Exclusive video content posted on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedway has over 8.5-million views.

Every event at Eldora Speedway is available live. Race fans can tune into the World 100®, the Dirt Late Model Dream®, the 4-Crown Nationals®, The Eldora Million®, and more on FloRacing.com or on their favorite screen via the FloSports app. FloRacing is Eldora Speedway’s official livestream partner.

 

 

VENTURA RACEWAY WESTERN MIDGET RACING NATIONAL DATES ANNOUNCED

Watsonville, Calif. (December 15, 2022) – Western Midget Racing has confirmed its four national races at Ventura Raceway for the 2023 season which will pay points for both the California and Arizona regions. WMR will invade the dirt track adjacent to the Pacific Ocean on April 29, June 17 for the Wagsdash, August 26, and October 21. The October 21 race will also be the championship race for the California region while the Arizona region concludes on November 10 and 11 at Adobe Mountain Speedway for the Tribute to Billy Shuman. Championships will be awarded in each region individually this season.

A slight adjustment has been made to the 2023 calendar with Petaluma Speedway taking over June 10 while Antioch Speedway will move to July 29.

Western Midget Racing began with Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. and Ventura Raceway as its home race tracks. That tradition continues in 2023 with Ocean featuring the Midgets on seven occasions while Ventura hosts the four national races.

Phoenix’s AJ Hernandez was the highest points earner at Ventura during 2022 while Cory Brown of Peoria, Ariz. was the Adobe Mountain Speedway Arizona champion. Blake Bower of Brentwood, Calif. used 12 victories to win his second consecutive overall WMR series title in 2022, while also being the highest points earner at Ocean Speedway.

Ventura Raceway was the site for WMR’s first 20 car field on September 11, 2021 and has hosted 20 series events since 2019 with a dozen different winners. Bower and former champion David Prickett of Fresno each have four triumphs at the dirt bullring.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

2023 WMR Schedule – Subject to Change

(National races pay both AZ & CA points)

2.4 Adobe Mountain Speedway (AZ)

3.4 Adobe Mountain Speedway (AZ)

3.18 Mohave Valley Raceway (AZ)

3.31 Ocean Speedway (CA)

4.1 Marysville Raceway (CA)

4.8 Adobe Mountain Speedway (AZ)
4.29 Ventura Raceway (National)

5.6 Adobe Mountain Speedway (AZ)

5.12 Ocean Speedway (CA)

5.13 Petaluma Speedway (CA)

6.9 Ocean Speedway (CA)

6.10 Petaluma Speedway (CA)
6.17 Ventura Raceway *Wagsdash* (National)

7.14 & 15 Ocean Speedway *Howard Kaeding Classic* (CA)

7.28 Ocean Speedway (CA)

7.29 Antioch Speedway (CA)

8.11 Ocean Speedway (CA)

8.12 Marysville Raceway (CA)
8.26 Ventura Raceway (National)

9.16 Adobe Mountain Speedway (AZ)

9.30 Mohave Valley Raceway (AZ)

10.21 Ventura Raceway (National)

11.10 & 11 Adobe Mountain Speedway *Tribute to Billy Shuman* (AZ)

 

 

Back to the Bridge

After 2 seasons teams are finally making the trip back across the border into SA and running at Murray Bridge Speedway for RD3 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series. ‘Murray Bridge have been a regular supporter over the years but the last 2 seasons we have been Covid effected with border restrictions in place so it is awesome to get to return; and to top it off it is the Ultimate Pink night, what an honour for us.’ Searle says. A strong field of 360 competitors have nominated. SA33 Mark Caruso in the Caruso Motorsport SA33 came home with the A Main win from Hamilton last weekend and gets to run at his home track. Swapping his 410 for the 360 SA10 brother Steve might have plans to take out the win and get bragging rights at the breakfast able. Another to do an engine change is the Perrett Family Racing SA98 with Chad Ely at the wheel. Ely is a past All Star Series & Aussie 360 Champ and will be worth watching. Currently leading the series is Rookie racer Chris Temby in the Foster Transport V18. Temby has been on the podium for the past 2 shows. D26 Todd Moule has sorted out the gremlins they had last weekend and always shows speed. V34 Brenten Farrer makes a return to the series after running in Perth for a few shows. SA3 Ben Morris, SA24 Ricky Maiolo, VA91 Dan Scott, V43 Corey Sandow, NT52 Jason Bolitho, SA93 Brent Fox are just a few to through their name in the ring for RD 3. Get your tickets on line at SpeedwayTickets.com.au or through their face book page. Also remember this night supports Breast Cancer and come and help the Series do just that. Saturday December 17th Murray Bridge Speedway.

 

Hurry! Triple X Chassis/Moyle Racing Engines Sprint Car Drawing This Friday!

Knoxville, IA, December 14, 2022 – Time is running out! The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa, would like to wish everyone “good luck” on Friday’s drawing for the Triple X Chassis/Moyle Racing Engines Sprint Car!

Friday, December 16 at 9 a.m. all entries will be cut off!

You can watch the drawing live as part of the “Hall of Fame Friday” festivities on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Facebook page beginning at 10 a.m. You can watch the drawing live at this link…

https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarhof

The raffle sprint car features a Triple X chassis and is powered by a Moyle Racing Engines 410 engine. The car is the fourteenth to be raffled off by the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, which receives all proceeds. The bi-annual program includes donations from sprint car manufacturers across the country.

Our lucky winner will pick up their prize at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville! Many other prizes will also be part of the drawing.

Many thanks to all the sponsors who helped with this car benefiting the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum…

Moyle Racing Engines, Triple X Chassis, All Pro Heads, Blackbeard Design, Diversified Machine Inc., Donovan, Dan Olson Racing Products, AllStar Performance, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, CSI Shocks, DeYoungInc.com, Shaver Racing Engines, AMSOIL, Rod End Supply, Dyer’s Top Rods, GS Products, Skagit Speedway, Barnes Systems, Inc., Crow Safety Gear, King Racing Products, Hoosier Racing Tire, Winter’s Rear Ends, Kinsler Fuel Injection, M&W Aluminum Products, MSD Ignition, Hepfner Racing Products, Skagit Powder Coating, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, PWR Advanced Cooling Technology, Ti22 Performance, Tel Tac Oval Track Pro, QuickCar Racing Products, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Ultra Shield Race Products, Whitebread Racing Enterprises, Vahlco Wheels, GME Steerings, System 1 Pro Ignition, SRI Performance, LRB Race Products, Bam Roller Lifters, MPI and Callies.

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the special events happening here, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

One Sprint Capital Place

Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-6176

Fax: 641-842-6177

E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com

Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com

 

 

INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS
ALLENTOWN, PA, ATLANTIC CITY, NJ, TRENTON, NJ

Ironton Auto Body Posts Bonus Money For TQ Midgets In Allentown; Friday Night Triple 20s To Pay $1,000; Saturday Dash $500 To Win

Allentown, PA - TQ Midget competitors will be racing for some extra cash when the 2023 Indoor Auto Racing Series kicks off January 6 and 7 at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA for the 7th running of the Ironton Global Allentown Indoor Races.

Thanks to sponsorship from Ironton Auto Body located in nearby Coplay, PA, the TQ Midget competitors will race for increased winner’s prizes on both Friday and Saturday night.

On Friday night, the TQ Midgets will compete in three A-Qualifier main events, with the top three in each event locking themselves into the Saturday’s main event and the Dash. The winner of each of these races will now receive $1,000, thanks Ironton Auto Body owner and operator Stan Stanek.

As an added bonus this year, Stanek has increased his support of the event to include sponsorship of the all important TQ Midget dash on Saturday. The newly sponsored Ironton Auto Body Dash, will pit the top nine performers from Friday night in 5 lap race. On the line will be $500 to the winner and more importantly the pole position in Saturday’s 40 lap A-Main. The rest of the finishers will line-up in the A-Main in the positions they finish.

In the 2022 running of the event, Billy Pauch Jr., Matt Roselli and Tim Buckwalter scored victories in the Friday night Triple 20s. Anthony Sesely scored the victory in Saturday night’s Dash.

Ryan Flores is the defending winner of the Allentown Indoor Race, Flores finished second to Pauch on Friday night and sixth place in the Dash, but was able to race to the front in the main event.

Saturday’s events, sponsored by Future Homes, finds all but the top three finishers in Friday’s Qualifiers lining up in heats and consolation races that fill out the starting field for the 40-lap finale. BELFOR Property Restoration, Ironton Telephone and Internet, Hoosier Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Aqua Duck Water Transport, Mahoning Valley Speedway, Pocono Raceway, E. Schneider & Sons and S&S Raceway are all signed as event/series sponsors for the 2023 season.

Series point fund sponsors include Hoosier, the Official Tire of the TQ Midgets & Champ Karts. Pa.’s Kutztown Action Track USA is the point fund sponsor for the Slingshots.

The Slingshots and Champ Karts will be action in Allentown running two complete shows with feature events both nights.

After Allentown the series then moves to Atlantic City for the 20th year under Len Sammons Productions. The NAPA KNOW HOW weekend will feature a first ever “Double Down” schedule, with two Gambler’s Classic races for the TQ Midgets being held, one on Friday night and another on Saturday night.

The TQ Midgets will be joined by the Dirt 600 Micro Sprints, Slingshots and Champ Karts running a
single feature.

For more information including ticket information, host hotel rates and racer entry forms visit the series website www.indoorautoracing.com.

 

 

 

VETERANS TONY STEWART AND RUSS GAMESTER AIM TO DEFEND RUMBLE WINS

Potent Duo Has 17 Combined Wins Coming into December 30/31 Event

FORT WAYNE, IN (December 13, 2022) – Tony Stewart and Russ Gamester have confirmed their intentions to defend their 2021 midget wins when the Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales rolls into the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum December 30 and 31.

After sweeping the action in 2019 (there was no race in 2020 due to Covid restrictions), Stewart was shut out on the opening night of last year’s competition by Gamester. Failing to transfer through his preliminary heat race, Stewart was running third in the B-Main (a transfer position) when his car developed mechanical issues and he dropped out of the race.

Gamester started on the front row but was unable to take the lead until late 38 of the 50-lap main event and narrowly held off Billy Wease for the win.

On Saturday, Stewart wasted little time getting to the front; having taken the lead on lap 3 and holding it to the checkered flag. Gamester dropped out of the feature in the closing laps with mechanical woes.

For Gamester, it marked his fifth triumph on the 1/6-mile concrete oval in 15 feature starts for a win average of 33%, while Stewart’s 12th win in 22 starts gives him an impressive 54%-win average.

The duo will face another talented field of entrants this year in their attempt to add to their statistics. Among the entrants are former feature winners Wease (5), Justin Peck (3), Mike Fedorcak (1) and Nick Hamilton (1). The Rumble uses a unique formula of pitting National, Regional, Focus and Kenyon midgets into one fold.

Joining the midgets over the busy weekend will be the LiUNA Non-Winged 600 midgets, North Baltimore Custom Cuts Winged 600 midgets, 8 classes of go-karts and 6 classes of Baker Racing Engines quarter midgets, with full racing programs for all of the divisions each night.

Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales tickets are available through any Ticketmaster outlet or at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum box office, and on race-day.

Complete event information may be found at www.rumbleinfortwayne.com

 

 

December 9, 2022     Trone Outdoor Motorsports, LLC
Trone Outdoor Motorsports is pleased to announce their return to the local speedway circuit,
(home of the PA Posse) and to the start of their 2023 schedule for the 410 Sprint Car Season. The
Trone Outdoor Motorsports #39 will kick off the season on February 25th & 26th for the Icebreaker
at Lincoln Speedway, located in Abbottstown, PA.
Trone Outdoor Motorsports will be running 2 cars this year. Troy Wagaman Jr will be taking over
the driving duties behind the wheel of the familiar Maroon and White #39 Trone’s Special, and
Cameron Smith will be the driver of the team #39T in the Trone Outdoor Motorsports stable.
Troy started his racing career in go karts in 2004 and started racing 358’s in 2015. Troy holds the
Lincoln Speedway 358 20 Lap track record, 2018 Lincoln Speedway 358 Track Championship and
has 6 Lincoln Speedway 358 wins, 1 Williams Grove Speedway 358 win and entered into 410’s in
2020. He also won the 2020 410 rookie of the year award at Lincoln Speedway. His 2022 410 stats
are as follows: 31 – Races, 1 – Win, 8 - Top 5’s, 15 - Top 10’s and won 2022 Most Improved Driver
of The Year. Troy raced 5 races with the Trone Outdoor car at the end of the 2022 season.
Cameron has grown up in a racing family and has spent every weekend since he was born at the
races. His dream was always to compete himself, finally in 2016 the dream became a reality. He
started in quarter midgets then went on to 270 micros at the age of 13. Cameron caught on
quickly and ran competitively at every race track he competed. In 2021 at the age of 15 he began
competing in 358’s Friday nights at Trail-Way speedway. He finished third in season points. In
2022 things really picked up for Cameron. He won his 1st 358 race at Lincoln, and went on to win 6
total features, 4 at Lincoln and 2 at Path Valley. Towards the end of the season, he was fortunate
enough to race a few 410 races where he showed quick progress and finished 9th in his final start
of the year. Cameron looks forward to an awesome opportunity in 2023 driving for Trone
Outdoor Motorsports fulltime in the 410 division.
The Trone Outdoor Motorsports teams will compete at Lincoln, Williams Grove, Port Royal and
Baps Speedways.
Trone Outdoor Motorsports would like to thank our 2022 sponsors:
Old Republic Distillery, Glenville Station, Cheryl’s Beauty Bar, L&M Tire & Wheel, Karma Industrial
Services, JZ Construction, Trone Outdoor Advertising, Finish Line Auto Sales, Tooling Dynamics,
Bricker’s French Fries, Glenna Straley Hair Designs, H & H General Contractors, Rider Racing
Engines, Maxim Racing, Jake’s Carts, Butler Built Seats, DMI Bulldog Rears, Keiser Aluminum
Wheels, Doug Barnes Drywall, Cupcakes by Jenn, Rack Daddies, PENSKE Racing Shocks, Kelly
Racing Fuels and numerous others. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
For additional information: contact John Trone, John@TroneOutdoor.com, 717.465.0403

 

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RULES UPDATES

By Peter Turford

SELKIRK, Ont. (December 13, 2022) – Southern Ontario Sprints series officials announced several rule changes on Tuesday.

Throughout the course of the year, there may be several of these changes and amendments, etc. In most cases, any rule changes or revisions will be written with the intent of a) increasing safety, b) further aligning ourselves with the other tracks/series in the area, c) closing loopholes, and/or d)speeding up the overall show. When we do make changes, an attempt will be made to clarify the logic, reasoning, and the intention(s) of the rule to prevent later misunderstandings and miscommunication. Finally, what is written here is the rule in brief – the actual rulebook may read slightly different to make things ‘more ironclad’;

1: Electronic bleeders are now LEGAL. They are pretty much in common use now, and by being legal it allows incoming teams to not have to scramble to find the older style bleeders.

2: Wickerbills are not allowed with dished wings. Flat wings are allowed up to a 2” wickerbill. This puts us more in line with other series (although Ohsweken Speedway currently limits wickerbills to 1” on flat wings). We will announce prior to the season opening what the rule will be for Ohsweken/SOS races. Some teams were carrying a dished wing as well as a flat wing for other tracks/series as they felt the dished wing with a 1” wicker was advantageous when running with the SOS. This will eliminate that need.

3: For 2023, teams will be allowed to only use one right rear tire per night. Obviously there will be common sense allowances (replacement with a used tire) being made for flats, and/or if a B-Main is run. Tires will be marked prior to Qualifying. We have allowed three different tires for the racers to use up inventory and not have to change over to run with the SOS, NOT to optimize tire choice for qualifying vs. racing, etc. The actual tire selected at the beginning of the night is locked in.

4: There will be NO work area, nor work area time allowance. If your car is safely off the racing surface, you can work on it. The race will not be held up in any way for a team making repairs. Repairs may be made under yellow and red-flag conditions with no penalty other than starting at the rear. Note: if you go down one lap for repairs, you will not be allowed to return to the race.

5: A car that is two laps down or more on the track – and/or deemed to be running at an unsafe speed – may be black-flagged at the sole discretion of the race director. This is not only for safety reasons, but also to prevent race outcomes being altered by a car that is on the track for no justifiable reason.

Please stay tuned for more news in the coming weeks. Drivers, team members, and team owners interested in competing with the Southern Ontario Sprints in 2023 can contact SOS owner Peter Turford at pturford@tdpracing.com

SOS Media Website: www.southernontariosprints.com Twitter: @SOSsprints Facebook: SouthernOntarioSprints Instagram: southernontariosprints

About the Southern Ontario Sprints tour: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. Each points-paying event on the 2023 schedule will pay a minimum of $2,000-to-win and $250-to-start, and selected events will be broadcast live on GForceTV. A $10,000 points fund will be divided among competitors thanks to the support of Tammy Ten Media. Visit www.southernontariosprints.com and www.tammytenmedia.ca for more information.

 

 

Excitement Mounts for “Hall of Fame Friday” Activities on December 16!

Knoxville, IA, December 13, 2022 – The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa will be holding its first ever “Hall of Fame Friday” activities on Friday, December 16, starting at 10 a.m. CST. The morning will be chock full of announcements!

At 10 a.m., the North American Sprint Car Poll Awards will be announced. The awards are voted on by builders/manufacturers, promoters and media members across North America. The categories are 410, 360 and Non-wing. Driver of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Manufacturer of the Year, Promoter of the Year, Media Member of the Year and Wild Card Awards will be announced in each category. Also, the Thomas J. Schmeh “Outstanding Contribution to the Sport” will also be announced.

Next, the drawing for the Triple X Chassis/Moyle Racing Engines Sprint Car will commence! The raffle sprint car features a Triple X chassis and is powered by a Moyle Racing Engines 410 engine. The car is the fourteenth to be raffled off by the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, which receives all proceeds. The bi-annual program includes donations from sprint car manufacturers across the country. You can still purchase your tickets by calling the museum or visiting www.SprintCarRaffle.com up until 9 a.m. on Friday!

Finally, “Hall of Fame Friday” wraps up with our announcement of our 33rd cast of inductees for the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. Inductees are announced in four categories: Drivers, Owner-Builder-Mechanic-Manufacturer-Car Sponsor, Promoter-Official-Media Member-Event/Series Sponsor, and Pre-1970.

Here is the link to be a part of it all…

https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarhof

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the special events happening here, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

One Sprint Capital Place

Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-6176

Fax: 641-842-6177

E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com

Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com

 

 

STEELE 125 TO OFFER 20K BONUS

December 13, 2022 – Pinellas Park, Florida – Showtime Speedway promotor Robert Yoho today announced that a huge bonus will be up for grabs for the 4th annual ‘Dave Steele 125’ February 24-25, 2023.

Yoho announced that the fast qualifier for the event will be given the chance to earn $20,000 if he accepts the challenge to start at the rear of the field and is able to win the 125-lap feature event. If he doesn’t accept the challenge, it will be offered to the second fastest qualifier all the way down to the fourth fastest qualifier until someone accepts the challenge. If nobody accepts the challenge, it will still pay $5,000 to win the event. But there must be twenty-five cars before the Yoho will formally offer the challenge.

It is no secret Yoho has a love for non-winged pavement sprint car racing. He features the class once a month from March through November at Showtime Speedway. In addition, the ‘Dave Steele 125’ is the highest paying pavement sprint car race in the state of Florida annually. Showtime Speedway is also the only Florida pavement track in Florida to race wingless.

The event was renamed the ‘Dave Steele 125’ from its original name ‘Dave Steele World Non Wing Sprint Car Championship 125’. The event was conceived prior to 2022 to give Florida pavement sprint car teams the opportunity to race without the wings and give Little 500 hopefuls a chance to get much needed non-wing seat time.

Surprisingly, very few Florida teams have chosen to participate in the event. Most of the participation to date has come from northern drivers. Yoho is hopeful adding this bonus will draw attention to the event and attract new competitors.

The event pays tribute to the late Dave Steele who lost his life in a racing accident at Bradenton, Florida in 2017. Steele was the winningest sprint car driver in the state of Florida at the time of his death including a multi-time Little 500 and USAC Silver Crown champion. Steele had been hopeful a big paying non-wing sprint car race that would attract northern and Florida drivers together during Florida Speed Weeks would have happened. it wasn't until after his death that such an event came to fruition. This event is now run in his honor.

Currently several Florida drivers along with a handful of northern drivers have already expressed they will compete in this year’s event including Joe Liguori, Davey Hamilton Jr., Shane Butler, Tommy Nichols, Kyle O’Gara, Dude Teate, Colton Bettis, Johnny Gilbertson, and Travis Bliemeister, and Yoho himself.

The format to determine the starting lineup for the event hasn’t been finalized yet but will be announced in the coming days. Last year saw qualifying races ran on Friday night to determine the starting order. It is presumed a similar format will be used in 2023.

 

 

MYRACEPASS AND RPM CONTINUE TO BUILD PARTNERSHIP MYRACEPASS TO PRESENT AUTO-RACING PROMOTER OF THE YEAR (ARPY) RECEPTION IN DAYTONA & POST CONFERENCE RECEPTION IN RENO

- Nominations Now Open for Regional and National Auto-Racing Promoter of the Year -

Lincoln, Nebraska (December 13, 2022) – Following the 50th Annual RPM@Reno Western Workshops and meetings with promoters in regard to how they see the future of the Workshops progressing, RPM and current website partner MyRacePass management agreed to continue to grow their partnership with the introduction of two key elements that will be a part of the RPM Workshops going forward.

MyRacePass will present a “closing” Workshop gathering at the RPM Workshops which will include the introduction of the 47th Annual Auto-Racing Promoter of the Year in Daytona and as well as conclude the RPM@Reno Workshops in 2023 in Reno, Nevada.

“We want our constituents being the Promoters and Stewards of the sport to know that we listen to them,” stated Joe Skotnicki, Racing Promotion Monthly. “It is important to give them what they want and this was an understandable request in Reno as once the last session ended the Workshops ended, now there will be a gathering for everyone in attendance. In Daytona, while it will change how we’ve done things, it gives us the opportunity to close the Workshops with our biggest moment of the year, introducing the 47th annual Auto Racing Promoter of the Year. We are thankful for our partnership with MyRacePass and their assistance in providing another step in building a stronger and more beneficial workshop atmosphere.”

MyRacePass, in just over 10-years has become one of the leaders in the motorsports industry in regard to technology and software, bringing together content and distributing it back through their network of tagged drivers, tracks, race tracks, racing series and associations. The MyRacePass has become universally recognized and accepted in regard to Event Management and Administration, Websites, Online Ticket Sales, Dropship Apparel and anything else technologically related to motorsports branding and administration. They have been present at the Workshops for many years.

“This was a natural fit for us,” stated Josh Holt, co-founder and co-owner of MyRacePass. “The RPM Workshops are part of the fabric of our business. We look forward to them and being a part of them. We are excited for this opportunity and look forward to building our relationship for many years to come.”

The link for regional and the national Auto Racing Promoters of the Year is located here’ 47th ARPY Nomination Ballot (google.com) (docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeooIekvs8EhQ2ykSAUJRSxV_dvfDO5LG1hJOWHj_62SPzLkQ/viewform) – Nominations will close on December 31, 2022. Nominees will be published and a second round of voting will be published and conclude on February 1, 2023.

The 50th Annual RPM@Daytona stands as a "can't miss" event for track promoters nationwide.

The Racing Promotion Monthly (RPM) Newsletter and RPM Workshops provide an educational and networking program to the motorsports industry. The program provides media and meeting platforms which offer promoters, motorsports management, tracks, sanctions and companies a forum to share, educate and network within. The newsletter and workshops are services of Hoosier Racing Tire and K&K Insurance, with supporting sponsorship coming from Chevrolet Performance Products, RACEceiver, Moffet Productions, IMCA Racing, Eldorado Hotel and Casino, Simes Graphic Design, MyRacePass and Firethorn Marketing.

Further information regarding the RPM e-newsletters and workshops may be found at the company’s website, www.promotersnewsletter.com.

 

 

DYER MOTORSPORTS 2022 SEASON WRAP UP

(Yucca Valley, CA, December 11, 2022) Dyer Motorsports concluded its 2022 season with races in the California Lightning Sprint Car Series at the Bakersfield and Placerville Speedways in November. The nine-month campaign saw four Dyer team drivers compete in 31 races in three different series.


Jeff Dyer led the Yucca Valley, California-based team with 29 appearances. Twenty of those came in the California Lightning Sprint Car Series. Six were in competition in the USAC/CRA 410 Series and three came with the POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints. In his 20 starts with the CLS, the California Highway Patrol Officer placed in the top ten 12 different times. Ten of those came when he finished in the top five. His best results of the season with the CLS were a quintuple of second-place results including four in a row from April 30th through May 21st. Likewise, his best finish in the SWLS was a second at Perris Auto Speedway in September. The longtime driver contested six USAC/CRA races on five different tracks with his best showing being a 13th at the Perris season opener on March 26th.

Dyer’s initial idea was to focus on the USAC series, but early season engine issues saw his plan switch to chasing the CLS title. When the final checkered of the year ended the campaign, he was fourth overall.

Fifteen-year-old Seth began the year racing Speedway Sprints at Wheel2Wheel Raceway in Victorville. However, after a practice session in a lightning sprint at the Bakersfield Speedway, it was determined that it was time for him to take another step up in his racing career and move up full-time to lightnings. Debuting at Bakersfield on June 11th, the teen contested 13 races. Ten of his races came with the CLS and three were in the SWLS. His best finishes were a pair of 10th-place results at the Ventura Raceway. The highlight of his season came when officials removed his rookie flag at Ventura on October 29th. For the first time, the youngster was allowed to start in the position he qualified in, and in his heat race, he promptly went out and led every inch of the way for his first-ever CLS win. That triumph was extremely popular not only with his own team but also with all the other teams in the pits as Seth has been a longtime friend to everyone in the series.

Phelan’s Cal Smith, who has raced for over 30 years, got in four races with Dyer Motorsports at the end of the campaign. A longtime friend of Dyer’s and a partner on his 410 sprint car team, the friendly driver got back in the cockpit near the end of the season and shook off years of rust with two top-10 finishes. They came on back-to-back nights at the Hangtown 100 at the Placerville Speedway in mid-November.

When work forced Jeff to miss a couple of races in October, Sydney, Australia’s J.D. Bentley stepped in. On October 21st and 22nd, he took part in the POWRi races at the Imperial Valley Raceway. The first night saw him sail to the victory in the main event. Twenty-four hours later he crossed the line in fifth.

2023 will have a different look for Dyer Motorsports. Instead of running full-time in a lightning sprint car, Jeff will be concentrating on running his 410 sprinter in the USAC/CRA Series. Also, he will spend more time mentoring Seth’s career. When his schedule permits, he will make periodic appearances with the CLS and the SWLS. Seth’s focus in 2023 will be on competing for the Rookie of the Year crown in the POWRi Series and making some appearances with the CLS.

Work is already underway on getting the cars in order for next season and on securing marketing partnerships. If you would Like to be a part of this fun, fast-rising team, please use the contact information at the top of this release to talk to Dyer Motorsports.

At this time, Jeff and every person at Dyer Motorsports would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year.

Jeff raced in memory of his grandfather Glenn Sels throughout the 2022 season.

Jeff would like to thank the following for making the 2022 racing campaign possible in the #4 Lightning Sprint Car. Dependable Machine Inc., Haircuts By Susie, Jobu Racing, LBA Investigations, and Dyer Motorsports.

For the USAC/CRA #39 sprint car, Straight Time Stirrups, Dependable Machines Inc., Hair Cuts By Susie, Jobu Racing, Justice Brothers, and Specialty Fasteners helped put him on the track.

If you would like to be a part of Dyer Motorsports in 2022, call (760) 267-0298 or send an email to mailto:dyermotorsports4@gmail.com.

Jeff Dyer 2022 Results

3-5 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest 13th A Main

3-25 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 4th A Main

3-26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 13th A Main

4-1 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 14th A Main

4-2 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA 23rd A Main

4-16 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 3rd A Main

4-23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th B Main

4-30 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main 1

4-30 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main 2

5-14 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

5-14 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

5-21 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

5-28 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS

6-11 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 4th A Main

6-25 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 11th A Main

7-16 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 3rd A Main

7-23 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

8-6 Santa Maria Raceway California Lightning Sprints 13th A Main*

8-25 Silver Dollar Speedway California Lightning Sprints 16th A Main

8-26 Placerville Speedway California Lightning Sprints 17th A Main

9-10 Lemoore Raceway California Lightning Sprints 11th A Main

9-17 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

9-24 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 3rd A Main

10-1 Barona Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 13th A Main

10-8 Mohave Valley Raceway California Lightning/POWRi Southwest 11th A Main

11-15 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 15th A Main

11-17 Placerville Speedway California Lightning Sprints 9th A Main

11-18 Placerville Speedway California Lightning Sprints 17th A Main

11-19 Placerville Speedway California Lightning Sprints 7th A Main

Seth Dyer 2022 Lightning Sprint Results

6-11 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 12th A Main

6-25 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 15th A Main

7-16 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 10th A Main

7-23 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 10th A Main

8-6 Santa Maria Raceway California Lightning Sprints 14th A Main

8-25 Silver Dollar Speedway California Lightning Sprints DNS

9-10 Lemoore Raceway California Lightning Sprints 14th A Main

9-17 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 16th A Main

9-24 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 18th A Main

10-20 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 11th A Main

10-29 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 13th A Main

10-22 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 11th A Main

11-15 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 11th A Main

Cal Smith 2022 Lightning Sprint Results

10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 12th A Main

11-17 Placerville Speedway California Lightning Sprints 11th A Main

11-18 Placerville Speedway California Lightning Sprints 9th A Main

11-19 Placerville Speedway California Lightning Sprints 9th A Main

J.D. Bentley 2022 Lightning Sprint Results

10-22 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 1st A Main

10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 5th A Main

 

 

Winningest driver in All Star History
Mark Caruso created history Saturday night at Western Speedway, Hamilton with his feature win in
the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series. Caruso had been tied on A Main wins coming
into this season and now only two rounds in has managed to break the tie. An elated Caruso said at
the end of the A “I am pretty happy with that, I didn’t get a win last season and I really wanted to get
on top of it, and I’ve done it now so the pressure is off and I’m looking forward to the rest of the
year. I was watching the lap counter go down and thinking let’s just get to the end but then thought I
better start pushing just in case someone gets by. I am pretty happy with that.”
Caruso and Moule lined up on the front row with Moule taking the lead for the early stages of the
race but pulled infield with engine gremlins. Rookie Chris Temby and Dan Scott were battling for 2nd
& 3rd with Temby home in 2nd and the VA91 Scott in third.
On a rain affected night the crew at Western Speedway never gave up and got the track back after a
delay which allowed all divisions to be finished before the curfew. “We have to thank the club for all
their hard work, it’s just puts so much additional pressure on everyone but they got the job done.
Unfortunately our car count was low and there were reasons for that but our guys still put on some
great racing.” Promoter Searle says.
Heat race wins went to – Daniel Scott, Charles Hunter A Main results: - 1st SA33 Mark Caruso, 2nd
V18 Chris Temby, 3rd VA91 Dan Scott, 4th V65 Kane Newcombe, 5th V78 Chris Campbell, 6th V46
Jordan Abbott, 7th D26 Todd Moule – DNF, , 8th V47 Jeremy Kupsch-DNF, 9th V73 Charles Hunter -DNS
Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Mark Caruso- $100 cash
Bar Up 8 – Jeremy Kupsch
Bullseye Lucky 7 – Todd Moule - $100 cash
Heath Hunter Hire Quick Time Award – Charles Hunter – $100 cash
HCC Maxie’s Keep on Fighting Award - Dan Scott - $100 cash
TEH Hard Charger -Chris Campbell - $100 cash
Fosters Last Man Standing – Jordan Abbott - $100 cash
Hoosier Hero – Mark Caruso - $100 Hoosier voucher
Mint Pig Lucky Draw – Todd Moule - $100 Fuel Card

 

Entry Count Rises as POWRi Readies for Junior Knepper 55 at DuQuoin Indoor
Belleville, IL. (10/31/22) Returning to fashionable fanfare at the speedy one-sixth-mini-magic-mile, the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League will resurrect the premier indoor forty-lap main event on Saturday, December 17th in the DuQuoin Southern Illinois Center.

Expected to draw a “who’s-who entry list” of Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League open-wheel talents to the Southern Illinois Center located on the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds for this one-day spectacle of indoor-wintertime speed. Previous victors within POWRi include Joey Saldana(2014), Tony Stewart(2012), Bryan Clauson(2011), and Casey Shuman(2010) in the returning prestigious event, with mother nature spoiling the fun in 2013.

Registrations are open and available at www.powri.com by clicking on the “Battle at the Center” logo on the left side of the webpage or at https://www.myracepass.com/series/1572/registrations/6619?fbclid=IwAR0nrvSHMhjzM6l2nRUZO681rW-QZBAsCphRMOh2237niK7HbOQEItoX1Oc with a registration fee of $50 before December 1st; Entries received after December 1st will be $100.

Tickets are available for purchase at https://www.myracepass.com/events/433263/tickets/?fbclid=IwAR0adM8AdhbfITG0fzXiYiV1uij09DMgU0Kd4EFQFnLpjuAY5oKuJDpiwx0.

Friday, December 16 | Battle at the Center – DuQuoin Indoor Center Parking Details:
Pit Parking: 12:00 – 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 17 | Battle at the Center – DuQuoin Indoor Center Driver Details:
Pits Open: 8:00 AM

General Admission: 3:00 PM
Driver Registration: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Driver's Meeting: 4:30 PM
Hot Laps 5:00 PM
Racing to Follow.

Saturday, December 17 | Battle at the Center – DuQuoin Indoor Center Pricing:
General Admission:
Adults: $25.00
Children Under 12: FREE

Saturday, December 17 | Battle at the Center – DuQuoin Indoor Center Payout:
National & West Midgets: 1. $5000, 2. $2000, 3. $1000, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $575, 8. $550, 9. $525, 10. $500, 11. $475, 12. $450, 13. $425, 14. $400, 15. $375, 16. $350, 17. $325, 18-22: $300.

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

Attica Raceway Park season passes make the perfect gift

Friday, Dec. 9, 2022

ATTICA, Ohio – Everyone has those people who are hard to shop for during the holidays. They already have sweaters, socks, ties, blue jean, watches, etc. Attica Raceway Park has the perfect gift for the racers in your family – a season pass to all the exciting events at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speed plant for the 2023 season!

A season general admission grandstands seat is just $400 and a season pit pass is only $550. This includes every race at Attica including all five visits of the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions and both appearances of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

The staff at Attica Raceway Park has been busy making improvements in anticipation of the March 17 opening night. New clay has been added to the track surface and new box seats are being constructed.

To purchase season passes contact Andrew Morfier, Director of Operations, at 419-217-5436 or email to andrew@atticaracewaypark.com

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

 

 

All Stars back it up at Hamilton
The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series takes a drive to the Grampians this weekend as
teams visit the little bull ring at Western Speedway, Hamilton for RD 2 of the series. “Back-to-back weekend
racing allows our teams to stay dialled in, we have only run at Hamilton once before and look forward to
returning.” Searle says.
Teams travel from through out Victoria and SA to compete and this weekend is no different. Ex Series
Champ SA33 Mark Caruso is Adelaide based and its his first trip to Hamilton. D26 Todd Moule took out the
win last weekend and comes into the event with confidence. V73 Charles Hunter already impressive will be
looking for solid results. All Star Rookie Chris Temby in the Foster Transport V18 finished 2nd last weekend
and with his first run with the series was very impressive. V47 Jeremy Kupsch, V65 Kane Newcombe.
VA91 Dan Scott, V44 Angus Hollis , V78 Chris Campbell are just a few All Stars ready to hit it out at
Hamilton.
Top 5 in Series points –
D26 Todd Moule – 381
V18 Chris Temby – 380
V29 Michael Tancredi – 371
V65 Kane Newcombe – 369
V78 Chris Campbell – 367
As always we have crowd giveaways, frisbees and posters for the drivers to hand out the kids, it’s a Series
favourite part of the night.
Racing starts early with a 5.00pm start. Western Speedway, 7 North Road, Hamilton

 

Kyle Lick Enters Allentown, Atlantic City Indoor Races With New Lafler Car;
Will Field Micros For AC 600 Race, East Coast Dirt Nationals Trenton Dirt Event

Trenton, NJ – Kyle Lick of Lehighton, PA  is destined to be one the busiest men of all in the upcoming 2023 Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels.

Lick has filed entries for the Ironton Global Indoor TQ races in Allentown, PA on January 6-7, 2023, two entries for the three NAPA KNOW HOW Atlantic City Gambler’s Classic features over January 28-29, 2023 weekend, and an entry for the East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals Friday and Saturday, February 24-25, 2023 inside the Cure Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ.

Long admired for his heroics on concrete with a customized 600 Dirt Micro, Lick has joined the Lafler chassis brigade for the first time, purchasing one of the long-dominant makes of car for the Allentown and Atlantic City TQ events.

“We came a long way with the Micro from when we first got it which I think was five or six years ago, if not more. It was always decent, and the last couple of years, it has been a lot better,” offered Lick.

“We put down good times, but keeping up with the extra power of the Lafler cars, even with the 50 pound weight break the 600s are allowed, is tough as the laps move forward in the features,” Lick explained.

The venerable Micro that the Lafler car is replacing, will still be in action in Atlantic City with Lick fielding the car for the added 600 Micro races scheduled for Saturday.

“The last time they ran a Dirt Micro race in Atlantic City I won the Friday portion of it. Ran second Saturday until I got into a lapped car. You run these cars pretty much out of shape, which fits my driving style,” Lick shared.

Lick will wrap up his full Indoor Auto Racing Series with a start in the East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals.
“I'm going to run my father's car in that race. I run the car during the summer from time to time,” Lick related.

The Indoor Auto Racing series will kick off its 2023 campaign in Allentown, PA at the PPL Center on January 6 and 7 with the 7th running of the Ironton Global sponsored events. The TQ Midgets will again headline that event along with the Slingshots and Champ Karts which will run double features at that event.

The January 27-28 NAPA KNOW HOW sponsored weekend will feature a first ever “Double Down” schedule, with two main events and two Gambler’s Classic Cup trophies being handed out for the TQ Midgets, one on Friday night and another on Saturday night.

“This year is the 20th running of the Atlantic City Indoor Races and we want to do everthing possible to make it the best one yet,” stated series promoter Len Sammons. “With a main event on Friday night for the TQ Midgets, we hope everyone will come down and make a weekend out of it and enjoy everything Atlantic City has to offer!”

The Dirt 600cc Micro Sprints, Slingshots and Champ Karts round out the card in Atlantic City.
On Friday night, in addition to the complete Gambler’s Classic for the TQ Midgets, the Dirt Micros, Slingshots and Champ Karts will also compete in qualifying races. Thursday night will be offer a closed to the public practice session for all divisions.

Racers looking to compete in any of the divisions this winter are encouraged to file entry forms and review division rules, available for download on the series website.

For more information including ticket information, host hotel rates and sponsorship options visit the series website www.indoorautoracing.com.

 

 

Smiley's LARGEST ANNUAL EVENT - Pre-Season Sale & Swap Meet Same Day!

Smiley’s Racing Products has combined the Pre-Season Sale and Annual Swap Meet for ONE SUPER SATURDAY – JAN. 28, 2023! It’s their Biggest Annual Event!! Smiley’s is offering “deep discounts” to help racing teams “gear up” for the 2023 racing season. Almost Everything is on Sale!

Follow Smiley’s Racing on Facebook … For Video Event Updates

Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SmileysRacing for up-to-date Pre-Season Sale and Swap Meet Event Details!

Annual Swap Meet – SAT. JAN. 28, 2023

The Smiley's Racing Products Annual Swap Meet is scheduled for Saturday, January 28th, 2023 in the Mesquite, TX Store Parking Area. Gates will open at 7:00 am and close at 2:00 pm. Swap Space is available for $40.00 each on a first come, first serve basis.

From parts and pieces to complete race cars, it’s a great time for race teams to clear out inventory no longer needed and to pick up those needed parts. This annual event draws a big crowd, so plan to get here early to shop, swap, or sell and get the best deals!

FREE Lunch! – SAT. JAN. 28, 2023

Saturday, January 28th a FREE Lunch will be provided, with hot dogs outside and tacos inside!

Vendor Reps On-Site – FRI. JAN. 27 & SAT. JAN. 28, 2023

Major Vendor Reps will be setup on-site during the Mesquite store sale on Friday, January 27th from noon-4pm and Saturday, January 28th from 9am-2pm. It’s a great opportunity to meet with major Vendors in the racing industry and take a look at new 2023 products!

HOOSIER TIRE SOUTHWEST Deal of the Year (SEE DATES Directly Below)!

• 10% OFF all Hoosier Tires (In Stores Only)
• FREE Shipping on ALL Hoosier Tires (Web Orders Only)
• $15 Oversized Fee on extra-large Drag Slicks and Sprint Rears

Offer is valid on Ground shipping to Continental U.S. Only. All Drag, Road Racing, Pro Street, ATV/Kart and Motocross tires can be shipped to any state in the Continental U.S. Hoosier Tire Distributor policy only allows us to ship Oval Track Dirt and Oval Track Asphalt tires to states in our Region – TX, OK, LA, AR, or NM.

Mark Your Calendars:

5-Day Only Website Sale

Thursday, January 26 - Monday, January 30, 2023
www.smileysracing.com
1-866-959-7223

3-Day Only Mesquite, TX In-Store Sale

Thursday, January 26, 2023 … 9am - 6pm
Friday, January 27, 2023 … 9am - 4pm
Saturday, January 28, 2023 … 9am - 2pm
103 Gross Road
Mesquite, TX 75149
(972) 289-7223

SALE EVENT Highlights – Mesquite, TX Store ONLY

• 30% OFF all SRP Fittings and 20% OFF most SRP Products
• Up to 25% OFF Everything Else
• FREE Shipping PLUS FREE Gift Cards on web orders of Helmets, Suits, and Shoes from Alpinestars, Bell, K1 Race Gear, Roux, and Simpson
• GET FREE SHIPPING on orders over $149 PLUS the Sale Discounts
• FREE SHIPPING exclusions may apply to oversized items, but are not limited to, tires, jacks, seats, fuel jugs, bumpers, rear ends, transmissions, wheels, batteries, fuel cells, leaf springs, large Pit Pal items, top wings and trees, nerfs, and hoods

10% OFF SALE at Smiley’s Stores in Ft. Worth, Houston & Oklahoma City – FEB. 3-4, 2023

Friday, February 3, 2023 … 9am - 4pm
Saturday, February 4, 2023 … 9am - 2pm
• 10% OFF Almost Everything – 2 DAYS ONLY

Ft. Worth, TX Store Location
700 West Kennedale Parkway
Kennedale, TX 76060
(817) 572-7467

Houston, TX Store Location
1622 Sawdust Road
Woodlands, TX 77380
(281) 362-7872

Oklahoma City, OK Store Location
3208 SW 59, Suite A
Oklahoma City, OK 73119
(405) 686-7112

10% OFF GRAND OPENING SALE at Smiley’s NEW SHERMAN, TX Store – FEB. 10-11, 2023

Sherman, TX NEW Store Location
1902 Texoma Parkway
Sherman, TX 75090
(903) 891-8300

Friday, February 10, 2023 … 9am - 4pm
Saturday, February 11, 2023 … 9am - 2pm
• 10% OFF Almost Everything – 2 DAYS ONLY
• FREE Lunch on Saturday, February 11

We Look Forward to Seeing You Soon!

 

 

Bates-Hamilton Racing and Justyn Cox team up for a busy 2023 campaign

By Gary Thomas

Sacramento, CA…After finishing out the year with Bates-Hamilton Racing co-owners Joshua Bates and Roger Hamilton have announced that Clarksburg, California’s Justyn Cox will assume controls of the No. 42x Sprint Car full-time during the 2023 season.

“Josh and I agree that Justyn is a perfect fit for our team”, Hamilton stated. “He has driven for us several times over the years with solid results, and we are looking forward to seeing what we can do together in 2023. Josh, Scotty, and all our sponsors are excited to welcome Justyn aboard.”

“I’m truly excited and honored to be given the nod as the full-time driver for Bates-Hamilton Racing,” Cox commented. “Ever since my reserve roll in 2018, I’ve dreamt of the opportunity to have a full season in the 42x car. During our small amount of sporadic starts together over the years we’ve seemed to always manage some really good results.”

Cox and Bates-Hamilton Racing will place its primary focus on the 24-race NARC 410 Sprint Car schedule, along with selected Placerville Speedway, Sprint Car Challenge Tour and Silver Dollar Speedway shows thrown in the mix. The team is pleased to welcome back all its current sponsors and are hoping to add a few more to the program.

Last season saw the Teichert Construction/ VinylTech PVC Pipe/ Clow Valve/ BenefitRFP/ Lippert Construction No. 42x end up P8 in the Northern Auto Racing Club owner standings. The NARC schedule for the upcoming year is filled with major events and brings teams to three different states up and down the West Coast.

“The end of 2022 was a nice test for all of us and I felt pretty comfortable with the team and the car,” stated Cox. “I have no doubt that we will be able to compete for a NARC title and wins next year. This is also my first Winged 410 Sprint Car ride and it’s a true honor to have a shot to run the full NARC schedule again. Jim Allen and the group have done a great job and I can tell how much it’s evolved since my first and only year in 2016.”

Among the highlights for Cox during his brief stint at the end of this past season with BHR were a runner up effort at the Morrie Williams Memorial in Hanford and a Hard Charger Award at the Kern County Dirt Track. In 2016 the now 28-year-old earned Rookie of the Year honors and finished third in points with the NARC King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series.

“Josh Bates and Roger Hamilton have always been great to me and it’s just awesome for everything to work out in 2023, allowing us the chance to work together on a full-time basis,” Cox elaborated. “Hopefully the off-season goes by fast, because I can’t wait to get it all started.”

Bates-Hamilton Racing would like to thank Teichert Construction, VinylTech PVC Pipe, Clow Valve, BenefitRFP, Lippert Construction, Dan Ewart Sales, B Scadden Design, Advanced Drainage Systems, Custom Pipe and Fabrication, Tigre, North Bay Waterworks, SIP, Star Pipe Products, Kaeding Performance, Kistler Engines, Maxim Chassis, ARAI Helmets, K1 Race Gear, Warehouse Paint, Arbo Tech, Performance Powder Coating, Sellers Race Wings, Rod Tiner Racing, ART Enterprises, Tiner-Hirst Enterprise and Vanlare Steering Repair for their support this season.

Social Spotlight-

To keep up with Bates-Hamilton Racing be sure to like the BHR Page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BatesHamiltonRacing

Follow along on Twitter at https://twitter.com/bhr42x

Make sure to also follow our Instagram page @bhr_42x

 

 

WESTERN MIDGET RACING REVEALS 2023 SCHEDULE AND CHAMPIONSHIP FORMAT

Watsonville, Calif. (December 8, 2022) – Western Midget Racing has revealed its 2023 schedule and championship format including a new venue and two championships to be contested. WMR will crown individual champions for both the Arizona region and the California region in the upcoming season. A series of four national races at Ventura Raceway will bring both regions together with points on the line in each series as well.

The California series encompasses six Friday and Saturday night weekend doubleheaders. The doubleheaders begin on March 31 at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. and Saturday night April 1 at Marysville Raceway. WMR competes at Ocean in a total of seven events, including both nights of the prestigious Howard Kaeding Classic on July 14 and 15. The 13th annual classic includes a large field of winged sprint cars each night. Other NorCal stops include two races each at Marysville Raceway and Petaluma Speedway along with a single appearance at Antioch Speedway.

Arizona competitors open their season with a busy start, with races on February 4 and March 4 at Adobe Mountain Speedway in Glendale, Ariz. The series heads west on March 18 for its debut at Mohave Valley Raceway. A second Mohave stop is slated for September 30 as well. Adobe hosts the series on two more spring occasions before the summer break kicks in. The Arizona championship concludes on November 10 and 11 for the second annual Tribute to Billy Shuman, which expands into two complete nights of Midget action in 2023. The inaugural Shuman race attracted 20 midgets to the one-fifth mile bullring with the first B-Feature in WMR history.

Four “national” races will see both the California and Arizona regional championship competitors come together at Ventura Raceway, with dates to be announced. The first event will be in the late spring.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

2023 WMR Schedule – Subject to Change

2.4 Adobe Mountain Speedway

3.4 Adobe Mountain Speedway

3.18 Mohave Valley Raceway

3.31 Ocean Speedway

4.1 Marysville Raceway

4.8 Adobe Mountain Speedway

5.6 Adobe Mountain Speedway

5.12 Ocean Speedway

5.13 Petaluma Speedway

6.9 Ocean Speedway

6.10 Antioch Speedway

7.14 & 15 Ocean Speedway *Howard Kaeding Classic*

7.28 Ocean Speedway

7.29 Petaluma Speedway

8.11 Ocean Speedway

8.12 Marysville Raceway

9.16 Adobe Mountain Speedway

9.30 Mohave Valley Raceway

11.10 & 11 Adobe Mountain Speedway *Tribute to Billy Shuman*

NOTE: 4 National dates for Ventura Raceway are TBA


 


California Connection to Contend in POWRi’s Junior Knepper 55 DuQuoin Return

Belleville, IL. (12/07/2022) Hyping up the exhilaration surrounding the POWRi return of indoor action at Southern Illinois Center on December 17th, one of the region’s most admired racing legends will be honored with the restoration of the Junior Knepper 55. Intensifying the entry list as the event approaches will find several California-capable competitors attempting to return to the golden state victorious from DuQuoin.

Established as a true revolutionary talent in the sport, Justin Grant(Lone) will next find open-wheel action at Southern Indoor Center after competing in the gauntlet of USAC racing in 2022 competing in every event of the Midgets, Sprints, and Silver Crown. The former USAC champion and Chili Bowl Nationals preliminary night winner enters POWRi competition with a trio of league victories having claimed checkers twice in WAR as well as once within the National Midget League. Will Grant find the front of the field once again within POWRi racing, this time around indoors at DuQuoin?

Perennial fan-favorite and teammate, Thomas Meseraull(San Jose) also throws his recognized and determined name into the mix as a threat to win in anything on any given night. Entering into POWRi competition with a single WAR win as well as a handful of National Midget victories, can T-Mez notch his seventh career POWRi win at DuQuoin in December?

Bringing ample credentials to the Southern Indoor Center will also find recognized sprint-car wheelman Sean Quinn(Clovis) join in on the indoor POWRi racing with previous feats in the Chili Bowl Nationals as well as a Bakersfield Speedway podium placement with the WSR Sprints most recently.

Raising the list of entries as well as the level of competition, drivers from all over will now begin to strategize their battle plans on the mini-magic-mile with the POWRi National Midget League. Will any California contenders be able to ride out of DuQuoin on December 17th on a successful advantage in the return of the Junior Knepper 55?

Registrations for competitors remain open and available at www.powri.com by clicking on the “Junior Knepper 55” logo on the left side of the webpage or at https://www.myracepass.com/series/1572/registrations/6619?fbclid=IwAR0nrvSHMhjzM6l2nRUZO681rW-QZBAsCphRMOh2237niK7HbOQEItoX1Oc with a registration fee of $50 before December 5th; Entries received after December 5th will be $100.

Tickets are available for purchase at https://www.myracepass.com/events/433263/tickets/?fbclid=IwAR0adM8AdhbfITG0fzXiYiV1uij09DMgU0Kd4EFQFnLpjuAY5oKuJDpiwx0.

The “Junior Knepper 55”, a 55-lap race honoring the famed car number which adorned Walter Knepper’s storied career, will feature the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League competing on a specially-constructed dirt oval inside the well-known Southern Illinois Center near the DuQuoin Fairgrounds with no other support classes on the racing docket.

Friday, December 16 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Parking Details:
Pit Parking: 12:00 – 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Driver Details:
Pits Open: 8:00 AM
General Admission: 3:00 PM
Driver Registration: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Driver's Meeting: 4:30 PM
Hot Laps 5:00 PM
Racing to Follow.

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Pricing:
General Admission:
Adults: $25.00
Children Under 12: FREE

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Payout:
National & West Midgets: 1. $5000, 2. $2000, 3. $1000, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $575, 8. $550, 9. $525, 10. $500, 11. $475, 12. $450, 13. $425, 14. $400, 15. $375, 16. $350, 17. $325, 18-22: $300.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all the action live on www.DIRTVision.com – either online or by downloading the DIRTVision App.

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

Indiana Includes Multiple Names Registered for POWRi’s Junior Knepper 55
 

Belleville, IL. (12/06/2022) Ramping up the excitement surrounding the return of indoor action at the speedy Southern Illinois Center on December 17th, POWRi will honor one of the region’s most admired racing legends with the restoration of the Junior Knepper 55. Increasing the entry list as the event looms witnesses a plethora of capable Hoosier State talents attempting to return to Indiana victorious from DuQuoin.

Joining the list of duo-league winners, Kyle Cummins(Princeton) fresh off winning a POWRi National Midget feature at Macon Speedway to back the trio of WAR victories from 2018 will next set his sights on an indoor victory by adding his name to the Junior Knepper 55 registry.

Finding accomplished drivers from multiple disciplines of racing all residing from the crossroads capital will see Rylan Gray(Greenfield), Joey Paxson(Connersville), Aaron Sanders(Celestine), Cody Beard(Huntingburg), Adam Taylor(Demotte), Wes Pinkerton(Reynolds), Corbin Gurley(Hebron), Christopher Dickey(Westfield), Chris Baue(Beech Grove), Jacob Boxwell(Yoder), Ashton Thompson(Salem), Travis Berryhill(Brownsburg), Kayla Roell(Dillsboro), and Chad Boespflug(Lebanon) all vying for the top prize of $5000 to win in the return of the Junior Knepper 55 at DuQuoin.

Growing the list of entries, competitors from all around begin to strategize their battle plans on the mini-magic-mile with the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League. Will a top-talent of Indiana ride out of Illinois on a superior advantage of winning momentum in the return of the Junior Knepper 55 at DuQuoin on December 17th?

Registrations for competitors remain open and available at www.powri.com by clicking on the “Junior Knepper 55” logo on the left side of the webpage or at https://www.myracepass.com/series/1572/registrations/6619?fbclid=IwAR0nrvSHMhjzM6l2nRUZO681rW-QZBAsCphRMOh2237niK7HbOQEItoX1Oc with a registration fee of $50 before December 5th; Entries received after December 5th will be $100.

Tickets are available for purchase at https://www.myracepass.com/events/433263/tickets/?fbclid=IwAR0adM8AdhbfITG0fzXiYiV1uij09DMgU0Kd4EFQFnLpjuAY5oKuJDpiwx0.

The “Junior Knepper 55”, a 55-lap race honoring the famed car number which adorned Walter Knepper’s storied career, will feature the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League competing on a specially-constructed dirt oval inside the well-known Southern Illinois Center near the DuQuoin Fairgrounds with no other support classes on the racing docket.

Friday, December 16 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Parking Details:
Pit Parking: 12:00 – 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Driver Details:
Pits Open: 8:00 AM
General Admission: 3:00 PM
Driver Registration: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Driver's Meeting: 4:30 PM
Hot Laps 5:00 PM
Racing to Follow.

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Pricing:
General Admission:
Adults: $25.00
Children Under 12: FREE

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Payout:
National & West Midgets: 1. $5000, 2. $2000, 3. $1000, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $575, 8. $550, 9. $525, 10. $500, 11. $475, 12. $450, 13. $425, 14. $400, 15. $375, 16. $350, 17. $325, 18-22: $300.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all the action live on www.DIRTVision.com – either online or by downloading the DIRTVision App.

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi.

 

Fresh off successful season, Scotty Thiel prepares for full-time All Star campaign with Pete Grove and Premier Motorsports
ByTyler Altmeyer
Dec 7, 2022

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (December 7, 2022) – Sheboygan, Wisconsin’s “Big Wheel” Scotty Thiel put together an impressive campaign in 2022, and despite a rapidly dwindling off-season that will conclude officially in early February, Thiel is full steam ahead, ready and eager to compete full-time with the All Star Circuit of Champions aboard Pete Grove’s Premier Motorsports No. 70.

Thiel, who powered the No. 73 during his latest campaign, will join Grove with intentions to not only accomplish Rookie of the Year honors with “America’s Series,” but master the 50-race schedule and contend for a title, working to outdo a personal stat sheet that included five victories in 2022, four of which during IRA Outlaw Sprint Series competition.

“It was a productive season and I’m proud of everyone’s efforts, regardless of how things have unfolded this offseason, but it’s time to start a new chapter and I couldn’t be more excited,” stated Thiel. “Traveling more in 2022 gave me the opportunity to not only race with some of the best competition in the country, but also a chance to learn and progress as a driver. The goal is to transfer that knowledge and comfort into this deal with Pete Grove. He’s a passionate guy who wants to be successful…I know we have what it takes to accomplish that.”

As noted, Thiel accumulated four IRA victories in 2022, kicking things off with a bang with back-to-back triumphs in the Series’ season opening events at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, and Sycamore Speedway in Sycamore, Illinois, on April 23 and May 7, respectively. Impressive enough, each of Thiel’s efforts were flawless – leading each lap of each main event.

Adding additional luster to his IRA scorecard, Thiel’s third and fourth victories with the Series were also accomplished in back-to-back fashion, this time earning victories at Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, and Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin, on September 2-3.

Padding the win column prior to his IRA September double, Thiel earned a Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) victory at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois, on August 19. Although shortened due to weather and a mandated curfew, Thiel was perfect, leading all 15 circuits for a $2,000 score.

Thiel also frequented All Star Circuit of Champions and World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series events during his recent agenda, following each of the Series as far east as the Keystone State. The Big Wheel may not have been victorious with the aforementioned Series, but notable performances were not far and few in between. In fact, Thiel earned a breakout performance against the Greatest Show On Dirt in his home state of Wisconsin, finishing a career-best sixth in Cedar Lake Speedway’s Independence Day Spectacular on Saturday, July 2.

A third-place finish during the All Star invasion of Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin, on May 21 highlighted Thiel’s All Star Circuit of Champions accomplishments; he participated in six main events.

“It’s always the goal to win races, but when you can put up solid numbers against traveling series like the All Stars and World of Outlaws, that’s when the momentum begins to build,” added Thiel. “Great finishes also build confidence, and to maintain a successful team, confidence can be just as important as equipment.

“Pete Grove, his son Alex and I are already off to a great start together. We’re still in the hunt for a full-time crew chief, but that hasn’t slowed our progress. February will be here before we know it.”

ON DECK
The “Big Wheel” Scotty Thiel and Premier Motorsports will activate their 2023 campaign with All Star Circuit of Champions competition in Georgia and Florida on February 3-14.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Scotty Thiel and Premier Motorsports would like to thank all their partners: Premier Pallets, Walkers Game Ear, Lumber & Things, Professional Plating Inc, Scott Thiel Builders, Stealth Cam, Muddy Outdoors, Linc Systems, Lutes Custom Cabinetry, Complete Water, GRP Motorsports, HRP, Winters, Sanders, Saldana, FK Rod Ends.

LIVE BROADCAST COVERAGE:
All Star Circuit of Champions: www.floracing.com.
IRA Outlaw Sprint Series: www.floracing.com.
World of Outlaws: www.dirtvisions.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Twitter: www.twitter.com/scottythiel64
Instagram: www.instagram.com/scottythiel64
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ScottThielMotorsports

2022 STATS:
Wins: 5
Top-Fives: 13
Top-Tens: 21

2022 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS:
Scotty Thiel and Team 73 capped three-race Central PA visit with a tenth-place run at Port Royal Speedway on Sunday, March 20. Earned first win of 2022 during IRA Outlaw Sprint Series start at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, on Saturday, April 23. Won second feature of season during IRA Outlaw Sprint Series visit to Sycamore Speedway in Sycamore, Illinois, on Saturday, May 7. Finished third with All Star Circuit of Champions at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin, on Saturday, May 21. Rallied from 19th to eighth in Sunday night visit to 141 Speedway in Maribel, Wisconsin, on May 30. Finished second during IRA action at Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois, on Friday, June 10. Finished 13th and 14th in the World of Outlaws doubleheader at Beaver Dam Raceway on June 17-18. Finished ninth with IRA at Plymouth Dirt Track on Thursday, June 30, then finished eighth and sixth against the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series in Cedar Lake Speedway’s Independence Day Spectacular on Friday and Saturday, July 1-2; career-high finishes against Greatest Show On Dirt. Earned third-consecutive World of Outlaws top-ten with seventh-place score at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 9; he started from the pole. Finished seventh in Knoxville Raceway start on Saturday, July 16. Finished fifth with IRA at Langlade County Speedway on Saturday, July 30. Qualifies for Knoxville Nationals C-Main. Won MOWA Sprint Car Series event at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois, on Friday, August 19. Finished fourth with the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, August 20. Earned three consecutive podiums including two victories with IRA Outlaw Sprint Car Series on September 2-4; earned wins at Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway (9/2) and Plymouth Dirt Track (9/3), finished second at 141 Speedway (9/4). Finished eighth at Dog Hollow Speedway on Friday, September 16. Finished second during FAST Series start at Lernerville Speedway on Saturday, September 17. Finished second and fourth in the IRA’s final weekend of competition; second at Dodge County Fairgrounds on September 23 and fourth at Plymouth Dirt Track on September 24.

 

 

DRIVER SWITCH FOR BOHUD RACING

Australia’s newest Sprintcar team Bohud Racing has recently announced the stepping down of their current team driver Mark Blyton.

Following four race meetings together with the Bohud Racing team, Blyton for the time being will not be the driver of the NS # 14 ARRMA Australia / Illawarra Truck Repairs & Spares supported Triple X car.

“The team and I earlier this week made the amicable decision for me to step out of the driver’s seat, so that we can both focus on our next moves,” Blyton stated.

“Scott (Jones) and the team run a first-class operation and I’d like to thank them all for the opportunity to run for them and I wish them well going forward.”

Bohud Racing owner Scott Jones was very thankful for Blyton’s assistance while they set up their new team.

“Mark is someone who we consider a family friend, and he will always be welcomed in our team’s transporter, and I’m also not ruling out him returning to the driver’s seat down the track,” he said.

“Although things haven’t quite worked out the way either of us wanted so far this season, we would like to wish him all the very best for the future and thank him for being a part of our team.”

Following this announcement, Bohud Racing will now welcome back Michael Stewart to the driver’s seat of the NS # 14 ARRMA Australia / Illawarra Truck Repairs & Spares backed Triple X car.

Stewart, who is currently Australia’s form Speedcar driver, substituted at the 11th hour for Blyton last month, but the Canberra, ACT-based racer is set to now join the team for the rest of the current season, starting with their next outing on the Saturday night of December 17 at Eastern Creek Speedway.

The Bohud Racing merchandise is now here. We have t-shirts, hoodies, hats, beanies and beer holders available for purchase. To check out our full range and to place your orders, visit our online store at www.bohudracing.com.au

Bohud Racing is proudly supported by the following 2022-23 season sponsors:

ARRMA Australia
Illawarra Truck Repairs & Spares
HILLS TRUCK SALES Wollongong
Inland Petroleum
Sloanebuilt Trailers
AEI Insurance Broking Group

 

For Four Premier Midget Events in 2023

SOUTHWICK, Mass., Dec. 7 — Tim Bertrand, owner of Bertrand Motorsports, is pleased to announce he has signed Kody Swanson to drive for his team at four premier midget events in 2023.

Swanson will drive a Bertrand Motorsports Beast with a Stanton engine in the Carb Night Classic at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park (IRP) in Brownsburg, Ind., on Friday, May 26; the Boston Louie Seymour Memorial at Seekonk (Mass.) Speedway on Saturday, July 15; the Twin 25 midget races at IRP on Saturday, Aug. 12, and the Howard Companies Championship Saturday at IRP on Oct. 21. All three of the events at IRP are marquee events of the United States Auto Club (USAC) and part of the National Pavement Midget Championship, while the Boston Louie Seymour Memorial is a cornerstone of the Northeastern Midget Association (NEMA) schedule each year.

It will mark the second year of Swanson’s participation with the Southwick, Mass.-based team, which has won 11 NEMA championships. The team finished first and second in the NEMA championship this year with Avery Stoehr of Lakeville, Mass., and Randy Cabral of Plymouth, Mass., respectively.

Swanson, a native of Kingsburg, Calif., who resides in Indianapolis, is the winningest driver in USAC Silver Crown history with seven championships. He and his brother, Tanner, are tied for the most USAC Silver Crown victories ever at IRP with seven. Kody Swanson also sewed up the inaugural championship of the 500 Sprint Car Tour in October at IRP.

Bertrand said he plans to field three cars, and possibly a fourth, in the events at IRP. Cole Carter of Brownsburg, Ind., and Nathan Byrd of Goodyear, Ariz., will be Swanson’s teammates in those races.

The team owns seven pavement midgets in all. It will continue to field two full-time in NEMA events for Stoehr and Cabral. Cabral has won eight NEMA championships driving for Bertrand Motorsports; Stoehr has won two for the team, and Todd Bertrand, Tim’s brother, was the NEMA champion in 2020. The team is second on the all-time NEMA win list with 101 feature victories.

Bertrand Motorsports has won the Boston Louie Seymour Memorial eight times, including this year with Stoehr.

The team’s primary sponsor is project44, a software company based in Chicago which is the world’s leading advanced visibility platform for shippers and third-party logistics firms. It helps thousands of the world’s largest brands make their supply chains work.

Other sponsors include Esslinger, Bass Plating, Plas Tec Coatings, Eibach Springs, TJ Forged, ARS, CSI, JRC Transportation and Stanton.

“There were many reasons we hired Kody,” Bertrand said. “He’s the all-time USAC Silver Crown winner and a master at IRP, and winning a race at IRP is definitely on my bucket list. It’s something I’ve been aiming to do my whole career. It would rank up there with any other victory we’ve had in our team’s history.

“I would say that being involved with him this year has fast-forwarded our program about five to 10 years,” Bertrand continued. “The knowledge he brings about the cars and the tracks and open-wheel cars in general brings us to a new level. We were a threat for a win or a podium at every race this year, but we had some mechanical issues that caused our results on paper to not really match Kody and the car’s actual performances. We’re headed into the new year much more aware of how to fix some of the issues we had, and we’re really excited about next year.

“Another reason is that we really enjoy working with him and the Dorans and with the Swanson family; they’re first-class individuals,” added Bertrand. (Swanson’s four Silver Crown victories this year and the 500 Sprint Car Tour championship came driving Doran Racing-fielded cars.) “Part of the reason I do this is to be with good people, and that’s something that he and his team and his family bring to the table.”

“I’m excited to return to the Bertrand Motorsports team in 2023,” said Swanson. “It was great to get to know them this year, and I’m thankful for the opportunity to have raced with them. They have a great team atmosphere, and I enjoy working with everyone that is part of it. While our final results weren’t what we hoped for, we made real progress throughout our first season, and I felt like we were still in contention for a podium finish in each race. So I’m looking forward to continue building on what we’ve learned so far, and giving it our best shot in the upcoming season.

“I’m thankful for the chance to compete in the Boston Louie race,” Swanson continued. “The Bertrands have such a long history of success in the NEMA series, and with winged midgets, so I’m really looking forward to being able to try my hand at this new discipline with them.”

Towing halfway across the country to race adds to the challenge, and Bertrand said that his team couldn’t make the IRP events without the help of his father, Gil. “He drove back and forth from Connecticut to Indianapolis to support this operation,” he said. “Between testing; working on the cars; going to Doran’s shop in Lebanon, Ohio, and towing to the races at IRP, we wouldn’t be able to do this without my dad.”

Bertrand also singled out longtime TQ midget racer John Smith and veteran midget and TQ racer Rich Tolerico for their help; Glen Cabral, longtime crew member; Nick Makrianis; Andy Weeks; Brandon Igo, Kevin Park, and of course, his family: wife, Cara; daughter, Norah; brothers Todd and Patrick; sister-in-law, Mariah, and niece and nephew, Ellie and Tucker.

“Kody brings a couple of great helpers too,” he added. “Ryan Roberts has been with Kody for a long time, as has Clark Lamme. His wife, Jordan, is his spotter. We’ve put together a little crew of people we’re both comfortable with to help build the best-possible crew that we could for this effort, and we’re all looking forward to 2023.”

For more information on Bertrand Motorsports, follow it on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram (BertrandMotorsports) and Twitter (BertrandMS). For more information on Swanson, see kodyswansonracing.com and shopkodyswanson.com and follow him on Facebook (KodySwansonRacin) and Twitter and Instagram (kodyswanson).

 

 

KINGSHOTT EARNS KMS ANOTHER TITLE

THE list of high-profile drivers to drive the WA # 2 Krikke Motorsport car over the past four decades is immense, but on Saturday night at the Perth Motorplex, it was the team’s newest driver, Dayne Kingshott, who drove to victory in the Western Australian Sprintcar Title.

In what was the Krikke Motorsport team’s eighth Western Australian Title win, Kingshott drove outstandingly throughout the marathon feature race, which took over an hour to complete due to numerous stoppages, and the took lead from James Inglis with half-a-dozen laps to go and went on to claim a popular win.

“Winning any feature race is a great feeling, but when it’s a Western Australian Title, ittakes that winning feeling to a whole another level,” expressed Kingshott, who had started from position three in the 35-lap feature race.

“It’s awesome to continue our strong start to season with victory in the Western Australian Title, but I can’t say enough about the efforts of the entire Krikke Motorsport team, as they give me a fast hot rod every night, and I’m really happy to be able to start rewarding them for all of their efforts with some wins.”

Krikke Motorsport team manager Ryan Krikke was just as thrilled with Kingshott’s efforts to clinch the eighth Western Australian Title win for the Krikke Motorsport team.

“It’s been a good race to us over time, many of our past drivers – Ron and John (Krikke), Brooke Tatnell, Jamie Veal and Kerry Madsen – have all given our team Western Australian Title wins, so for Dayne to add his name to this list is fantastic,” he commented.

“Dayne did a really good job on Saturday night on a technical track and Matty (Cochrane) had the car good all night. To keep in touch with leader who was setting a torrid pace, hunt him down and pass him the way he did and then change lanes and go on to win by a comfortable margin in the end showed class beyond his experience.

“Dayne is really starting to find his feet in a Sprintcar, and the way he has started this season makes it’s difficult to believe he is only in his third season in one, but what he is doing now on a consistent basis once again highlights his talent as a driver and substantiates my decision to put him in the car in the first place.

“Obviously we were rapt with the win, as we couldn’t have been happier, but that was Saturday night, the celebrations are over, and we are now working hard and focusing on Speedweek and Boxing Night. It’s tough here in Perth on a weekly basis but it’s about to get a whole lot tougher and we need to be ready for it. The competition is about to be the toughest we’ve seen.”

The last occasion the Krikke Motorsport team scored a Western Australian Title success was back in the 2019-20 season with Kerry Madsen, and before that it was Madsen again (2018-19), followed by Jamie Veal (2017-18), Brooke Tatnell (2013-14), John Krikke (1988-89) and Ron Krikke (1983-84 and 1984-85).

As result of Kingshott’s Western Australian Title win, he now joins some illustrious company as winners of title events across both Sprintcars and Speedcars, which includes names such as Robbie Farr (NSW), Adam Clarke (NSW), George Tatnell (NSW), Phil March (SA), Todd Wanless (Qld), John Kelly (Qld), Luke Dillon (SA), Mike Figliomeni (WA), Trevor Green (SA), Chas Calandro (SA), Kaiden Manders (WA), Warrenne Ekins (NT), Phil Herreen (SA) and Johnny Fenton (WA).

Another bonus to come out of the weekend for Kingshott was that he has now moved into the lead of the current Maddington Toyota Series point standings.

Kingshott and the team now have a few weekends off, before they return to the track on December 26 at the Perth Motorplex for the opening USA VS WA Speedweek Series round. To say that Kingshott and the Krikke Motorsport team are in good form heading into the busy Christmas-New Year period would be quite the understatement.

Current Maddington Toyota Series Point Standings (after four completed rounds):

1 Dayne Kingshott (Joker) - 718 points 2 James Inglis (Joker) - 712 3 Jason Kendrick (Joker) - 704 4 Callum Williamson (Joker) - 656 5 Taylor Milling (Joker) - 654

The Krikke Motorsport team would like to thank their 2022-23 season supporters:

• Mobil 1 • Bunbury Toyota • Maxwill Racing Engines • PWR Performance Products • Redline Media • RPM Race Products • Taralea Farms Macadamias • Performance Racegear • P1 Advanced Racewear • Number 4 Composites • Resolve Automotive Spraypainters • Blackbeard Designs • JP Signs • Krikkemotorsport.store

The Krikke Motorsport merchandise, along with a limited range of discounted merchandise from previous seasons, is available at the team’s online store. To view and purchase your merchandise, visit our online store: krikkemotorsport.store

To keep up to date with the Krikke Motorsport team, visit their website at krikkemotorsport.com.au or follow them on their social-media channels – Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter – by searching Krikke Motorsport.

 

 

Southern Ontario Sprints Announce Tammy$10,000 Points Fund

By Peter Turford

RICHMOND HILL, Ont. (December 6, 2022) – The Southern Ontario Sprints series is pleased to announce a points fund of $10,000 for the 2023 racing season. This points fund is entirely due to the support and generosity of Tammy Ten Media of Richmond Hill, Ontario.

“To be honest I had feared we would have a minimal points fund for 2023,” SOS Owner Peter Turford stated. “I had promised the racers no race night purse reductions, but I had added we would not be emphasizing a points fund. I did not ever dream we would be able to put something together this quickly. I cannot stress how humbled I am that the Tammy Ten Media team would put so much faith in both the series and myself. I am truly excited and am looking forward to the challenge of maximizing this partnership.”

Tammy Ten Media is a multi-faceted design firm owned by John and Wendy Brush, and known for logos, trade show banners and displays, and various other design solutions.

“We have a long tradition of associating ourselves with open wheel motorsports,” said John Brush about the company. “We have worked hard to grow our business to the point that we can do more than our share for the Ontario and New York racing communities. We have long supported many tracks, series, and even drivers such as Jessica Zemken, Doug Didero, Mike Kruchka, and Travis Cunningham. We are very pleased to help the Southern Ontario Sprints grow through our involvement.”

Mr. Brush has long supported open wheel racing, whether it be through Tammy Ten Media or another of his holdings, Corr/Pak Merchandising. Mr. Brush dates his love of motorsports back to June 15, 1963 at Flamboro Speedway when he first saw one car in particular – the Tammy 10 driven by Canadian motorsports legend Harvey Lennox. Since that night, Ontario motorsports have benefitted from the support of John Brush and his companies. Please visit www.tammytenmedia.ca for more information.

Please stay tuned for more news in the coming weeks. Drivers, team members, and team owners interested in competing with the Southern Ontario Sprints in 2023 can contact SOS owner Peter Turford at pturford@tdpracing.com

SOS Media Website: www.southernontariosprints.com Twitter: @SOSsprints Facebook: SouthernOntarioSprints Instagram: southernontariosprints

About the Southern Ontario Sprints tour: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. Each points-paying event on the 2023 schedule will pay a minimum of $2,000-to-win and $250-to-start, and selected events will be broadcast live on GForceTV. A $10,000 points fund will be divided among competitors thanks to the support of Tammy Ten Media. Visit www.southernontariosprints.com for more information.

 

 

Join Us for “Hall of Fame Friday” Activities on December 16!

Knoxville, IA, December 6, 2022 – The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum will be holding its first ever “Hall of Fame Friday” activities on Friday, December 16, starting at 10 a.m. CST. The morning will be chock full of announcements, and everyone is invited to join in and watch

live on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum’s Facebook live page.

At 10 a.m. the North American Sprint Car Poll Awards will be announced. The awards are voted on by builders/manufacturers, promoters and media members across North America. The categories are 410, 360 and Non-wing. Driver of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Manufacturer of the Year, Promoter of the Year, Media Member of the Year and Wild Card Awards will be announced in each category. Also, the Thomas J. Schmeh “Outstanding Contribution to the Sport” will also be announced.

Next, the drawing for the Triple X Chassis/Moyle Racing Engines Sprint Car will commence! The raffle sprint car features a Triple X chassis and is powered by a Moyle Racing Engines 410 engine. The car is the fourteenth to be raffled off by the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, which receives all proceeds. The bi-annual program includes donations from sprint car manufacturers across the country. You can still purchase your tickets by calling the museum or visiting www.SprintCarRaffle.com!

Finally, “Hall of Fame Friday” wraps up with our announcement of our 33rd cast of inductees for the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. Inductees

are announced in four categories: Drivers, Owner-Builder-Mechanic-Manufacturer-Car Sponsor, Promoter-Official-Media Member-Event/Series Sponsor, and Pre-1970.

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the special events happening here, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

One Sprint Capital Place

Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-6176

Fax: 641-842-6177

E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com

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Western PA Speedweek Returning to Its Roots; Increased Purse Awaits

Shippenville, PA (Dec 6th, 2022) - Back and better than ever, Western PA Speedweek is OFFICIALLY returning in 2023 for a third consecutive summer. Next year's iteration will also mark the 11th running in history, including the original eight-year stint from 1993-2000. Western Pennsylvania's top drivers will again battle it out against a strong contingent of invaders for five straight nights in pursuit of the coveted speedweek title. In other exciting news, both Schaeffer's Specialized Lubricants and J.S. Bova Excavating will return as title sponsors for the third straight year!

This year's five race schedule will assume what has become its customary place on the calendar, commencing the week following Memorial Day on Wednesday, May 31st and continuing through to the finale on Sunday, June 4th. The popular group qualifying format that drivers and fans have become familiar with over the past two years will again be utilized. Without further ado, here is the 2023 Schaeffer's Specialized Lubricants Western PA Speedweek presented by J.S. Bova Excavating schedule:

As time rolls on in life, we realize that many things remain the same. That sentiment couldn't be truer here as evidenced by the fact that three tracks from the original speedweek slate will once again be featured on the 2023 schedule in Knox Raceway (formerly Sportsman's Speedway), Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway and Lernerville Speedway. Not to be outdone, Tri City Raceway Park (formerly Tri-City Speedway) has been the Sunday night home of Western PA Speedweek since the 1996 edition. That's a remarkable level of nostalgia, and we have yet to touch on Sharon Speedway who themselves have been running continuously since 1929, a remarkable feat that can be matched by few across the nation.

In this day and age it's a promoter's duty to lower the cost of racing as much as possible. While fuel prices have skyrocketed over the last two years with seemingly no end in sight, one of the biggest attractions of the 2023 Western PA Speedweek slate is the limited amount of travel needed to compete in all five nights of action. From beginning to end, a round trip to all five tracks requires less than 300 total miles of travel, again making Western PA Speedweek one of the most affordable miniseries in the country to follow.

The success of the two previous years has also paved the way for yet another nightly purse increase. All five events will present a matching $15,000 feature purse, accentuated by a year-to-year pay increase for Pos. 3-12 in the nightly finishing order. "We're extremely grateful for the unending support of the five host tracks, and thankful for their willingness to step up and foster the growth that Western PA Speedweek has experienced in such a short amount of time," said director Tyler Beichner. "We struggled a bit with where to allocate the extra purse money, but from the outset our goal has been to positively affect the highest number of teams possible and I feel we've accomplished that."

Though details have yet to be finalized, the 2023 Western PA Speedweek point fund expects to at least match what was paid out in 2022. Last summer's champion earned $3,000 with the full breakdown looking like this: 1. $3000, 2. $2000, 3. $1500, 4. $1000, 5. $800, 6-10. $500

Beyond the purse increase and point fund monies, bonus money will again be up for grabs in 2023 to highlight a handful of different awards. Though it's early in the process and we hope to accrue more great awards, the following are already penciled in and will be in full effect next summer.

Quick time award - min. $200 each night

Hard charger award - min. $200 each night

Hard luck award - min. $50 each night

Warrior award - $500 to the week-long hard charger

Just like we experienced in the 2021 reboot, the first two shows of the 2022 Western PA Sprint Speedweek were unfortunately lost to rain and severe thunderstorms. A picture perfect three days were then on tap for Friday, Saturday and Sunday that saw a total of 42 different drivers compete in the events at Lernerville Speedway, Sharon Speedway and Tri City Raceway Park. Western Pennsylvania standout and Apollo native A.J. Flick was dominant on his way to a clean sweep, capturing all three $3,000 victories and the matching $3,000 points championship.

For more information on speedweek please visit www.westernpaspeedweek.com. Fans can gather more information about each speedway by visiting their track website and social media platforms, or by contacting their individual track offices.

Any companies or individuals interested in supporting Western PA Speedweek are encouraged to get in touch. For further information pertaining to drivers or interested partners, please contact Tyler Beichner by phone or text at (814) 221-1712 or email at westernpaspeedweek@gmail.com.

Western PA Speedweek is brought to you by Schaeffer's Specialized Lubricants together with J.S. Bova Excavating along with the support of 724 Media, Affordable Powder Coating, Bill McCandless Ford, Classic Ink USA, The Dirt Network, The Knox Bakery, McClung Auto Body, Mobile Bail Bonds of Pennsylvania, World of Wheels, Rod Squad Fishing Charters and Superior Interiors Dustless Hardwood Refinishing.

 

 

Shane Cottle Set to Throttle at DuQuoin Indoor for POWRi’s Junior Knepper 55
 

Belleville, IL. (12/4/2022) Marking the comeback of indoor action at speedy Southern Illinois Center on December 17th, POWRi will keep on the heritage of one of the region’s most respected racing legends with the renewal of the Junior Knepper 55. Entering into the event to perhaps add to their own storied career, Shane Cottle will next set his sights on adding more indoor hardware to his proven career.

Earning a pair of career Lucas Oil POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League feature victories, Shane Cottle, of Paris Illinois, provides a well-established career while continually proving his open-wheel talents having won in nearly all forms of competition.

Establishing his career as a known threat to win in anything, the 2011 Chili Bowl Nationals Preliminary Night Winner is no stranger to victory lanes indoors while throwing his name among the list of entries for the 2022 Junior Knepper 55 with the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League. Will Cottle “Throttle” to the front of the field in the #86 at the revival of the Junior Knepper 55 at DuQuoin on December 17th?

Registrations for competitors remain open and available at www.powri.com by clicking on the “Junior Knepper 55” logo on the left side of the webpage or at https://www.myracepass.com/series/1572/registrations/6619?fbclid=IwAR0nrvSHMhjzM6l2nRUZO681rW-QZBAsCphRMOh2237niK7HbOQEItoX1Oc with a registration fee of $50 before December 5th; Entries received after December 5th will be $100.

Tickets are available for purchase at https://www.myracepass.com/events/433263/tickets/?fbclid=IwAR0adM8AdhbfITG0fzXiYiV1uij09DMgU0Kd4EFQFnLpjuAY5oKuJDpiwx0.

The “Junior Knepper 55”, a 55-lap race honoring the famed car number which adorned Walter Knepper’s storied career, will feature the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League competing on a specially-constructed dirt oval inside the well-known Southern Illinois Center near the DuQuoin Fairgrounds with no other support classes on the racing docket.

Friday, December 16 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Parking Details:
Pit Parking: 12:00 – 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Driver Details:
Pits Open: 8:00 AM
General Admission: 3:00 PM
Driver Registration: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Driver's Meeting: 4:30 PM
Hot Laps 5:00 PM
Racing to Follow.

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Pricing:
General Admission:
Adults: $25.00
Children Under 12: FREE

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Payout:
National & West Midgets: 1. $5000, 2. $2000, 3. $1000, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $575, 8. $550, 9. $525, 10. $500, 11. $475, 12. $450, 13. $425, 14. $400, 15. $375, 16. $350, 17. $325, 18-22: $300.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all the action live on www.DIRTVision.com – either online or by downloading the DIRTVision App.

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

Home-State Hopefuls Welcome Illinois Return of POWRi’s Junior Knepper 55
 

Belleville, IL. (12/5/2022) Gaining traction while growing in intrigue with the return to indoor racing of the speedy Southern Illinois Center on December 17th, POWRi will host the honoring of one of the state's most esteemed on-track legends with the renewal of the Junior Knepper 55. Boosting the who’s-who entry list of incredible talents will see many Prairie State competitors take center stage in hopes of honoring their home-state hero with a victory at DuQuoin.

Keeping the history and heritage of preserving family at the forefront of competition, an iconic Illinois racing family has thrown their respective names into the mix of entrants at the Junior Knepper 55. Featuring a Quatro of Camfield’s, whose pioneer patriarch(Dave Sr.) continues to be honored seasonally within POWRi; Devin, Dave Jr, Dave III, and Dalton from Decatur will all seek the front of the field at DuQuoin.

Witnessing skillful motorists from multiple disciplines entered from Illinois will also include the talented racing brother-duo of Tyler and Sean Robbins(Collinsville) as well as Chuck Walker(Herrin), Mickie Stirrett(Atwood), and Tyler Vantoll(Belleville) each attempting to pocket the prize of $5000 to win in the return of the Junior Knepper 55 at DuQuoin.

Expanding the ever-growing list of entries, competitors from the land of Lincoln will now begin to plan their efforts with the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League. Will a top talent of Illinois keep the awards in the hosting state with the return of the Junior Knepper 55 at DuQuoin on December 17th?

Registrations for competitors remain open and available at www.powri.com by clicking on the “Junior Knepper 55” logo on the left side of the webpage or at https://www.myracepass.com/series/1572/registrations/6619?fbclid=IwAR0nrvSHMhjzM6l2nRUZO681rW-QZBAsCphRMOh2237niK7HbOQEItoX1Oc with a registration fee of $50 before December 5th; Entries received after December 5th will be $100.

Tickets are available for purchase at https://www.myracepass.com/events/433263/tickets/?fbclid=IwAR0adM8AdhbfITG0fzXiYiV1uij09DMgU0Kd4EFQFnLpjuAY5oKuJDpiwx0.

The “Junior Knepper 55”, a 55-lap race honoring the famed car number which adorned Walter Knepper’s storied career, will feature the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League competing on a specially-constructed dirt oval inside the well-known Southern Illinois Center near the DuQuoin Fairgrounds with no other support classes on the racing docket.

Friday, December 16 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Parking Details:
Pit Parking: 12:00 – 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Driver Details:
Pits Open: 8:00 AM
General Admission: 3:00 PM
Driver Registration: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Driver's Meeting: 4:30 PM
Hot Laps 5:00 PM
Racing to Follow.

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Pricing:
General Admission:
Adults: $25.00
Children Under 12: FREE

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Payout:
National & West Midgets: 1. $5000, 2. $2000, 3. $1000, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $575, 8. $550, 9. $525, 10. $500, 11. $475, 12. $450, 13. $425, 14. $400, 15. $375, 16. $350, 17. $325, 18-22: $300.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all the action live on www.DIRTVision.com – either online or by downloading the DIRTVision App.

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

Dalton Herrick Crowned 2022 CRSA Sprints Champion

Press Release by: Steven Ovens – December 4th, 2022 – Photo by Terry Pierce –

(VERNON, NY) – In front of a great crowd of Super Gen Products CRSA Sprints and A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour teams, Dalton Herrick was crowned CRSA Sprints champion for the first time in his career.

Herrick earned his first title in his career following a walk-off win for the ages at Afton Motorsports Park on October 7 during Short Track Supernationals Weekend. The McDonough, NY driver was locked in a fierce battle with Hannibal, NY teenage up and comer Jordan Hutton. The two swapped the lead during the Afton fall finale early in the feature after Herrick nearly spun to avoid an already spun car.

The 2012 CRSA Rookie of the Year referenced the near-incident and how it almost ended his team’s chances at making history.

“I thought we were done, I really did. As I worked my way back through the field I was counting cars and calculating the points in my head. The cautions fell the right way at the end.”

Herrick ‘ran the boards’ as he often says when the elbows up mentality kicks in. He raced his way from outside the Top 5 to making the pass for the lead exiting Turn 2 on the final lap when Kyle Pierce started running low on methanol.

For their success as a team in 2022, Herrick’s longtime Car Owner Art Kiser was awarded Mechanic of the Year honors. By virtue of gaining 47 positions in A-Main competition over the course of 2022, Herrick was awarded the Powdertech Powdercoatings Hard Charger of the Year. In all prize categories combined Herrick took home the lion’s share of a record $15,000 point fund, with his share totaling $2,750.

Runner up Jordan Hutton and third place points finisher Kyle Pierce shared their thoughts in front of the crowd while collecting their hardware and point fund earnings.

While he didn’t race all 16 races to make a run for a fifth CRSA crown, Altamont, NY driver Jeff Trombley did capture the Pit Stop Convenience Stores “I-90 Pit Stop Challenge” title. This series was comprised of six races between Weedsport Speedway, Utica-Rome Speedway and Fonda Speedway where Trombley logged two wins and never finished outside the Top 10.

Rookie of the Year went to Sherbrooke, QUE, Canada’s Tomy Moreau in what was the closest Rookie points battle in CRSA Sprints history. Moreau’s team also claimed the CRSA Dedication award for making the long tow to 13 out of 16 shows in 2022.

Calvin Wheelock kept Moreau honest in the Rookie battle all series long and was given a nod as Outstanding Newcomer for 2022. Wheelock also made 13 out of 16 shows, even finishing in the Top 3 in Hard Charger standings during those events.

While his beard has been trimmed back for Winter, Trevor Years’ continued acts of kindness was recognized with the CRSA Sprints Sportsmanship Award. A pair of nasty on-track incidents earned Ron Greek the award no driver wants to receive at the banquet- the Tough Luck Award.

Pierce was awarded Best Appearing Car for his green and purple Panther Frameworx No. 9K. Matt Priscott Racing got dealt several challenges along the way in 2022 and was recognized with the CRSA Sprints Perseverance Award for their never-wavering support to get to the track.

Mike Emhof presented the CRSA Service Award to Tonya Hutton who was an asset to the CRSA Sprints and the Mike Emhof Motorsports parts trailer on numerous occasions throughout the series’ busy schedule.

In a twist of a driver giveaway, the Magsarus Magneto was awarded to Aaron Shelton. All eligible drivers were placed on an electronic wheel spin program and as the wheel landed on a driver’s name that driver was eliminated. The final two spin came down to Shelton and Mike VanPelt.

Emhof concluded the CRSA portion of the banquet by informing the drivers and teams that a similar schedule of 16-20 races is in the works for 2023. Weekly sanctioned competition will continue at Land of Legends Raceway on Saturday nights, with more information to come this offseason. Several tracks on the 2022 have re-upped and at least one track will return to the fold for 2023.

BANQUET NOTES: Emhof also sadly announced on this night that after 20 years of racing, the Patriot Sprint Tour has run its final race after 365 events of competition. Emhof received a standing ovation for his efforts and the efforts of the PST Staff for the past 20 years. Announcer Paul Harkenrider and PST Employee for 18 of those 20 years, Josh Aylsworth, gave a touch speech on the history of the series.

CRSA HISTORICAL SEASON: The CRSA Sprints started their 2022 campaign with a historical night at Weedsport Speedway. A new record of 33 entries filled the pit area to cap off a new season and a new entry into the history books. Darryl Ruggles now adds his name as a driver with 5 wins at one track after his CRSA victory this season at Land of Legends Raceway- now tied with Scott Goodrich who has 5 at Afton.

Mike Kiser now holds the record for most CRSA Sprints seasons with a win, now at 8, after his September victory at the Fonda Speedway. Billy VanInwegen Jr. has now tied Cory Sparks and Brett Jaycox with 10 seasons a piece with at least one Top 5 finish. Dalton Herrick becomes the eleventh different champion in CRSA Sprints history in his 11th full season of competition.

Peter Dance and Ron Greek (both at Thunder Mountain Speedway in 2022) were first-time winner’s added to the CRSA Sprints history books.

Many thanks to Tom Skibinski for his efforts in compiling the overall statistics dating back to 2006.

The CRSA 305 Sprints are powered by Super Gen Products with their Champion Power Equipment located in Newark, NY. Associate sponsors for 2022 include A-Verdi Storage Containers, Midstate Basement Authorities, CNY Farm Supply, the Maguire Family of Dealerships, Powdertech Powdercoating, Pit Stop Convenience Stores, PJC Sprayfoam, Profab Enterprises, Eagle Enterprises, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, DisBatch Brewing Company, Magsarus Ignitions, Hoosier Racing Tire, Insinger Performance with their Stinger Race Fuel, My Race Pass and is owned and operated by Mike Emhof Motorsports.

For more information on the series, results and points please visit our website www.crsa.myracepass.com

Please visit the Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprints on Facebook (@CRSAsprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

 

 

Davie Franek Awarded $5,350 For the 2022 Season at The Final Patriot Sprint Tour Awards Banquet

(Vernon, NY) In front of a crowd of 132 people, New Jersey’s Davie Franek collected his second career Patriot Sprint Tour Series championship.

Franek would win the first event of the 2022 season at Outlaw Speedway, ride the consistency game, hold off Jonathan Preston, who finished second, and then 2022 PST Rookie of the year, Dalton Rombough to secure the Championship.

Several special awards were given out, beginning with Denny Peebles being recognized as just missing the points. The Patriots of the year award was given to the entire Hutton Racing team for attending every Patriot Sprint Tour event and every CRSA event. Jordan Hutton was also awarded the PST Outstanding Newcomer award. 2021 series Champion Jordan Thomas was handed the Tough Luck award for his unfortunate night at Fonda Speedway that halted his opportunity to win a championship again in 2022.

The best-appearing car was awarded to Dave Axton, Steve Glover was the recipient of the Most Improved driver award. and Ryan Rumsey was awarded Mechanic of the year for his efforts with the Championship winning Franek race team in 2022.

For his continued, never-ending attitude, and willingness to be a wealth of knowledge for the tour the last 18 years, the long-time PST employee was given the Jerry Farrell Sportsmanship award. For the night's final award, the Patriot Sprint Tour dedication to Motorsports award was given to Mike Emhof for his constant willingness to bring this tour to new heights. Emhof was given a standing ovation once the award was presented.

The contingency awards were next handed out as Danny Varin was the Danny Willmes Lap leader award, winner presented by Cobra Motorhomes & trailers with LC Designs. Davie Franek earned the Patriot Tank Lines Hard charger award and the Bonnells Rod Shop Dash for Cash Series was won by Dave Axton.

Point fund money was handed out, and there were seven drivers who were given a minimum of $1,000 for attending every single Patriot Sprint Tour Race this season. Those drivers include; Jordan Hutton (9th), Dave Axton (6th), Steve Glover (5th), Jordan Thomas (4th), Dalton Rombough (3rd), Jonathan Preston (2nd), and Davie Franek (1st).

The end of the banquet was closed out by Patriot Sprint Tour President Mike Emhof with the following statement.

“I would like to say THANK YOU to each everyone that made our banquet such a success. The staff works very hard at this, and I think they have once again done an excellent job.

The staff members for both organizations are second to none, and without them none of this would be possible. I would like to thank all in attendance for coming out tonight and supporting both tours throughout the entire 2022 season.

This next statement and piece of news is probably one of the worst kept secrets of all time and one of the hardest decisions I think I have ever had to make.

It is a very sad day for me to tell you all that this will be the last Patriot Sprint Tour Banquet that I will have. I will not be scheduling any PST events in 2023 and beyond.

I had hoped I could find someone to continue this great program we have had for the past 20 years and it just didn’t turn out that way. I want to thank each and every single individual and Marketing Partner that has helped me take this program to where it is and where it will end tonight.

Thank you all for making it what it was, and what it is.

Thanks once again to all of you who have supported the Tours Congratulations to all of our award recipients and I look forward to next year with the CRSA Sprints & the MEM Parts Business.”

Patriot Sprint Tour Special Award Recipients

Just Missed the Points- Denny Peebles

Insinger Performance Rookie of the Year – Dalton Rombough

Patriots of the Year- Hutton Racing

Jerry Farrell Sportsmanship- Josh Aylsworth

Worst Drawer- Davie Franek (39.1)

Tough Luck Award – Jordan Thomas

Best Appearing Car- Dave Axton

Most Improved- Steve Glover

Mechanic of the year- Ryan Rumsey

Dedication to Motorsports- Mike Emhof

Contingency Awards

Danny Willmes Lap Leader- Danny Varin

Patriot Tank Lines Hard Charger- Davie Franek

Bonnells Rod Shop Dash Series- Dave Axton

Patriot Sprint Tour Final Point Standings and Money Earned

10. Kyle Drum-$250, 9. Jordan Hutton*- $1000, 8. Paulie Colagivanni- $250,

7. Denny Peebles- $250, 6. Dave Axton* - $1,250, 5. Steve Glover*- $1,650,

4. Jordan Thomas*- $2,150, 3. Dalton Rombough*- $3,100, 2. Jonathan Preston*- $3,250

1. Davie Franek*- $5,350

*PST Platinum Driver

 

 

Sprintcar Title On The Line This Saturday

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

This Saturday night (December 10) the South Australian Sprintcar Championship returns to the picturesque Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier for the running of the 2022/23 edition of State’s longest running Sprintcar event. Since the Title’s inception in 1968 the South-East venue has only hosted the Title on 1 other occasion, back in 2003 when Luke Dillon, as a rookie, was victorious ahead of Brad Heywood and Darryl Downing.

Since then,victory in this race has eluded Dillon as he has finished on the podium a further four times and he will once again be in the 24-driver field and he will be one of three former South Australian Champions in action.Joining Dillon will be three-times winner, and local hero, Steven Lines and dual Champion David Murcott, who will be driving the Downing Brothers #97. Of the previous winners Dillon is the driver who has the most recent form on the board having already captured the Bill Wigzell Battle of the Bridge at Murray Bridge along with a third placed run at the latest Club Show.

Joining the drivers who are already on the winners list are a number of leading contenders all of whom are capable winning on their night, and with current Champion Matt Egel not competing due to racing commitments in Western Australia, the Title is there for the taking.

The list of potential winners, outside those already mentioned, is a long list headed by Portland based racer Brock Hallett, who is coming off his second career win at Eastern Creek last Saturday night.Tasmanian Jock Goodyer will be another who will have a great chance of victory and he always extremely quick around the Borderline clay. Murray Bridge racer Ryan Jones in his iconic #63 can never be discounted and he is a previous 410ci winner at the venue. He is also a three-time State 360ci Champion and dual runner-up in the 410ci Title.

Joining Dillon, Lines and Jones as the major South Australian contenders will be Hayden Pitt, who always a wild card at local events, current SRA Series Champion Daniel Pestka, Chad Ely, Joel Heinrich, Lisa Walker, Max Vidau, Steven Caruso, Ben Morris, Ricky Maiolo, Brendan Quinn and Mount Gambier residents Glen Sutherland and Scott Enderl. Of the remaining locals Ely and Walker have enjoyed recent seat time in Sydney while Enderl has raced recently in Western Australia and competed at Horsham on Saturday night.

For both Heinrich and Vidau it will be good to see them both back on the dirt after busy seasons on the National circuit racing scene, with Vidau racing in the Carrera Cup and Heinrich dominating at the Adelaide 500 last weekend in the Aussie Racing Cars.

Despite an event in Victoria being added a number of Victorian drivers will still make the trek across the border to contest the South Australian Championship including Grant Stansfield, who over the past couple of years has raced at a number of Sprintcars SA sanctioned events, Peter Doukas, who is another interstate driver who enjoys racing at Borderline, Robert Paton and Phil Micallef.Completing the interstate entries will exciting Tasmanian youngster Tate Frost, who will be keen to get a good result at Mount Gambier before he returns to the venue later in the month for Round 2 of Speedweek.

The format for the night will include hotlaps, two rounds of randomly drawn heats, a Last Chance Qualifier and the all-important South Australian Championship decider. Gates will open at 4pm with on track action from 6pm.

Nominations for the 2022/23 South Australian Sprintcar Championship, Borderline Speedway, Mount Gambier, December 20, 2022 – 23 Nominations: S3 Ben Morris, S4 Lisa Walker, Q5 Brock Hallett, S7 Hayden Pitt, S10 Steven Caruso, S11 Scott Enderl, VA11 Phil Micallef, S14 Brendan Quinn, S16 Joel Heinrich, S20 Glen Sutherland, T22 Jock Goodyer, S24 Ricky Maiolo, S27 Daniel Pestka, T62 Tate Frost, S63 Ryan Jones, S72 Max Vidau, S81 Luke Dillon, V81 Robert Paton, Q83 Steven Lines, VA88 Grant Stansfield, S97 David Murcott, S98 Chad Ely, V98 Peter Doukas.

Release by Phil Michell Motorsport Media For Sprintcars SA

 

 

Record Breaking Field Set For Ti Bills Round 2
By Phil Michell Motorsport Media
This Saturday night (December 10) the local stars will be out to defend their home turf as the Ti Bills Race Parts Wingless Sprint SA State Series heads to the South-East town of Mount Gambier for Round 2 of the four-event series. The local hometown contingent of Mitch Broome, Kirby Hillyer, Rory Button and Kahn Astonwill compete in the record breaking 56 driver line up with Broome hoping to become the second feature winner of the inaugural Ti Bills series after recording a runner-up finish at Whyalla in the opening round.
“I can't wait to get back to Borderline to race against a big field of some of the best drivers in the country. It's always good when the big meetings come to town and I hope I can go one better than I did in the first round of the Ti Bills series” added Mitch when we spoke as he prepared for Saturday night.
“With a lot of rain outs and cancelations lately there is a big field of cars from Victoria who have come across along with the South Aussies so it should be a tough event and hope I can go well, but also just bank some more points towards the Ti Bills series”.
In addition to Broome, KirbyHillyer will also be a tough driver to beat on his home track as he is a perennial front runner in his immaculate #86 whenever and wherever he competes while Rory Button, who is a former Australian Champion, has been highly competitive since returning to the class after a stint in Sprintcars.
After an all the way win in round 1 dual Australian Champion Joel Chadwick goes into round 2 as the series leader and he too is another driver who is extremely fast at the 372-metre clay way having recorded a runner-up finish at the venue in the South Australian Championship 12 months ago.
Current State Champion Tyson Martin returns to the venue he captured the SA#1 last December and after missing the opening round he won’t have the points chase to consider, so he will just be all out for the feature win. Martin is already a dual feature winner this season at Murray Bridge. The talented South Australian line-up also includes Jack McCarthy, who also has two feature wins this season, KekeFalland, who was third at Whyalla, Hayden Vickers, Rylan Furler, Robert Heard, Nate Trewin, Anthony Tapley, Harley and Jesse Alexander, Bronson Mauro and William Caruso.
But with the second round of the TiBills Series being contested so close to the Victorian border a highly competitive Victorian contingent will be out to upset the locals including former Australian Champion Alex Ross, dual Victorian Champion Luke Storer and former Australia #2 Luke Weel.After finishing fifth in the opening round Mildura’s Jordon Bolitho comes into the Borderline event as the highest placed Victorian and he will expect to be upfront once again while the likes of Blake Walsh, who has been racing quite regularly against the South Australians this season, his sister Carly, Christopher Halesworth, Aaron Kennett, Matthew Symons, Luke McCutcheon and Harry Ross will also be hard to beat.
Northern Territorian John Murdie, who has committed to the entire series will also compete making Round 2 of the Ti Bills Race Parts Wingless Sprint SA State Series a real multi-state event.
With such an impressive entry list the format for the night’s action will feature time trials in hot laps, 10 heat races, a D (if required), C and B-Mains prior to the top 20 drivers contesting the 30-lap Cleanaway supported A-Main.
Next Event Details - Saturday 10th December 2022, Borderline Speedway, Mount Gambier - SA TiBills Series Rd 2 - Current Nominations (56 Cars): S1 Tyson Martin, V1 Luke Storer, S3 KekeFalland, V4 Carly Walsh, S5 Joel Chadwick, VX5 Luke McCutcheon, S6 Tyson Newton, V7 Nicholas Ryan, S8 Darryl Sloan,S10 William Caruso, V10 Will Scott, V11 Matthew Symons, S14 Matthew Tyler, V14 Ricky Bailey, VX14 Harry Ross, S15 Hayden Vickers, S17 Rory Button, S19 Michael Spoljaric, S20 Harley Alexander, V20 Thomas McDonald, S22 Jamie Crafter, V22 Craig McDonald, S23 Jack McCarthy, S26 Rylan Furler, S27 Mitchell Rigney, VX31 Mark Hutchins, VX32 Chris Ansell, S35 Mitchell Broome, VX37 Mitchell Glynn, S38 James Rodda, S41 Bronson Mauro, VX41 Aaron Kennett, S47 Anthony Tapley, S49 Darryl Knuckey, S50 Jordon Bolitho, VX50 Luke Weel, S53 Nicole Southby, S54 Alan Saint, S56 Tate Cowie, S58 Nate Trewin, NT59 John Murdie, S66 Sam Martin, V67 Christopher Halesworth, VX70 Jake Byron, S74 Ryley Hammerstein, S75 Robert Heard, V76 Kelvin Johnson, V77 Alex Ross, S81 Kahn Aston, S82 Caleb Evans, S84 Jesse Alexander, S86 Kirby Hillyer, S95 Andy Thomas, V95 Lachie Cook, V97 Blake Walsh, S99 Michael Busby.
Round 2 of the Ti Bills Race Parts Wingless Race Series will be proudly supported by:
• Cleanaway – Round 2 Major Sponsor
• Ti Bills Race Parts – Series Major Sponsor
• Pronto United Finance - Series Sponsor
• Obst Customs and Classics – Series Sponsor
• Chris’s Auto Air & Mechanical – Series Sponsor
• Broome Family and BP Gambier West, Mount Gambier – Contingency Supporter
• Alexander Bro’s Construction & Civil - Contingency Supporter
• Revolution Racegear - Contingency Supporter
• SA Wingless Sprints - Contingency Supporter
• Phil Michell Motorsport Media - Contingency Supporter

 

PREMIERE TRANSPONDER TIMING & SCORING TO TACKLE RUMBLE

Modern Technology Adds to Rumble Experience for Race Teams & Fans

FORT WAYNE, IN (December 4, 2022) – Long a staple at race operations throughout the industry, transponder timing and scoring will be put into action for this year’s 24th edition of the Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales, December 30 & 31. Premier Transponder Timing and Scoring has been contracted to service the popular indoor racing event, conducted inside Fort Wayne’s Allen County War Memorial Coliseum & Expo Center on a purpose built 1/6 mile concrete oval.

“We have probably been behind the times,” commented Rumble owner/promoter Larry Boos. “Coming from the ‘old school’, we have been very fortunate to have some of the best hand scorers in the industry work with us at the Rumble, and due to their loyalty, I have been reluctant to move to the more modern transponder system. But the time has come to adopt the change. My hats off to the scoring teams that have done such an admirable job over the course of the years.”

Premiere Transponder Timing & Scoring is a full-service provider to all forms of motorsport, as well as active sports. Owned and operated by Kevin Greer since 1998, the business has seen the need for transponder-based timing grow each year. What started as 24 transponders at a small go kart track in southern Michigan, has grown into multiple systems and year-round contract service to tracks, sanctioning bodies, and special events across the country.

“My history with the Rumble in Fort Wayne goes back many years, and my involvement has included being a competitor as well as in administrative roles,” stated Greer. “To be invited to offer timing and scoring services to this prestigious winter event is an honor and a responsibility that my team takes very seriously. The multi-division event is fast-paced, and we are prepared with the technology and organization that our clients have come to expect.”

Each of Rumble divisions will utilize transponders. These include the Midgets, N. Baltimore Custom Cuts winged 600 Midgets, LiUNA non-winged 600 Midgets, go karts and Baker Racing Engines quarter midgets. All of the timing and scoring will be available to the race teams and fans on My Race Pass and Race Monitor,

Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales tickets are available through any Ticketmaster outlet or at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum box office, and on race-day.

Complete event information may be found at www.rumbleinfortwayne.com

 

 

SEXTON GATLIN RACING ENDS THE 2022 SEASON AT THE TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX

(Lakeside, CA, December 2, 2022) Nine months after it opened the season at the Imperial Valley Raceway, Sexton Gatlin Racing brought the curtain down on its 2022 campaign when Grant Sexton competed in the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series portion of the 81st Turkey Night Grand Prix at the Ventura Raceway. The historic race was contested in front of a near-sellout crowd and watched by others around the world on the Flo Racing Network.

Dating back to 1934, the Turkey Night Grand Prix is the third oldest race in the United States, trailing only the Indianapolis 500 and the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. Some of the biggest names in USA racing have won Turkey Night including A.J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones, Tony Bettenhausen, Tony Stewart, and Kyle Larson. Just to say that a driver has competed in the Turkey Night Grand Prix is a feather in the racer’s cap and an honor. Sexton’s participation in the sprint car portion of this year’s race adds the SGR driver’s name to the long list of racers who have competed in the coveted event.

The Lakeside, California native’s first TNGP action came on Friday in a 10-lap heat. Starting on the outside of the front row, Sexton was third entering turn one on the first lap. He slipped back to fourth at the end of the opening circuit but racing on the track where he won the main event in his first-ever sprint car start, he raced back to third before the checkered flag. Not long thereafter, the 18-year-old came back onto the track known as “The Best Little Dirt Track In America” for his 12-lap qualifier. In that race, he started sixth. The 2021 POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car champion advanced one spot forward to fifth on the second lap. He drove a smooth race the rest of the way and was still in fifth at the end.

The teenage racer gave a good account of himself all night by racing fast and smoothly against his more experienced sprint car competitors. More importantly, he stayed out of trouble on a night when it seemed like there was carnage every other lap.

Saturday saw the cars line up based on points accumulated on Friday. Sexton’s good performance saw him start on the inside of row three in one of the 12-lap B mains. All he had to do was finish in the top six to earn his ticket into the 30-lap Turkey Night Grand Prix main event. Early on, the teen was shuffled back as far as seventh but an aggressive move on lap two saw him move all the way back up to fourth. After a restart on lap three, he got sideways in turn four and got punted by another car. A quick recovery meant that he only lost one position back to fifth. He stayed in fifth until there were two laps to go and it looked like he was going to transfer into the main event. However, just in front of him in turn three, two cars tangled leaving the young driver with nowhere to go. Try as he might, he could not miss the mess, and he became involved in it. Unfortunately, the pretty #22 car suffered enough damage to prevent it from restarting. So, what looked like a sure transfer to the A main ended up with a frustrating 13th-place finish. It also brought an end to SGR’s 2022 season.

The Turkey Night Grand Prix closed the books on a highly successful season for Sexton Gatlin Racing. Patriarch Brent Sexton won the POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Series championship. In addition, in 29 races, the team racked up an astounding 19 main event victories. That kind of success does not come easy, and SGR is ready to begin the hard work for another successful year in 2023. If you or your company is interested in becoming a partner with this front-running team, please call (619) 454-6945 or E-mail mailto:sextonfire@cox.net or mailto:sextonfire@gmail.com.

Sexton/Gatlin Racing would like to thank the following companies for making the 2022 season possible. Sexton Fire Protection, BK Wings, Johnny Motorhead, Troy Dirt, Victory Graphix, Swift Powdercoat, Maxima Oil, Automated Interior, and an extra special thanks to Scotty and Jimmy Keys.

Sexton Gatlin Racing 2022 Schedule

March 5 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Wingless – Dalton 1st – Brent 7th – Grant 15th

March 6 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Wingless – Brent 1st – Dalton 3rd – Grant 4th

March 25 Bakersfield Speedway CLS Winged - Grant 1st – Brent 8th – Dalton 17th

April 16 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprints - Grant 1st

April 23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Wingless - Bezio 3rd – Brent 4th – Dalton 5th

April 30 Barona Speedway POWRi Winged - Grant 1st – Brent 4th – Dalton 5th

May 14 Barona Speedway POWRi Wingless - Dalton 1st – Bezio 2nd – Brent 3rd

May 28 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars - Grant DNS

June 11 Barona Speedway POWRi Winged - Grant 1st – Brent 2nd – Dalton 11th

June 25 Barona Speedway POWRi Winged - Dalton 1st – Brent 2nd – Grant 3rd

July 9 Barona Speedway POWRi Wingless - Brent 1st – Grant 2nd – Dalton 6th

August 6 Santa Maria Raceway CLS Winged - Brent 1st – Dalton 15th

August 6th Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars – Grant 11th B Main

August 11 Norman County Speedway Minkota Nationals Winged - Dalton 8th – Brent 13th – Grant 25th

August 12 River Cities Raceway Minkota Nationals Winged - Brent 1st – Grant 9th – Dalton 11th

August 13 Greenbush Race Park Minkota Nationals Winged - Grant 6th – Brent 11th – Dalton 13th

August 14 Minkota Nationals Minkota Nationals Winged - Grant 1st – Dalton 15th – Brent DNS

Sept. 17 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Winged – Chiaramonte 1st – Brent 4th – Dalton 18th

October 1 Barona Speedway POWRi Winged – Grant 1st – Dalton 4th – Brent DNS

October 8 Mojave Valley Raceway POWRi/CLS Winged – Brent 1st – A.J. Bender 2nd – Dalton 3rd

October 8 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars – Grant DNS

October 21 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Winged – Dalton 3rd – Grant 4th – Brent Horn 8th

October 22 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Wingless – Brent 1st – Horn 8th – Dalton 14th

October 22 Imperial Valley Raceway Open Comp. Sprint Cars – Grant 3rd

Nov. 15 Bakersfield Speedway BCRA/CLS Winged Brent 9th – Grant DNS

Nov. 17 Placerville Speedway BCRA/CLS Wingless AJ Bender 1st – Grant 2nd – Brent 12th – Dalton 15th

Nov. 18 Placerville Speedway BCRA/CLS Wingless AJ Bender 1st – Brent 5th – Grant 6th – Dalton 10th

Nov. 19 Placerville Speedway q CRA/CLS Wingless Grant 1st – AJ Bender 2nd – Dalton 12th – Brent 20th

Nov. 25 Ventura Raceway Turkey Night G.P. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars Grant 6th in Qualifier

Nov. 26 Ventura Raceway Turkey Night G.P. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars Grant 13th B Main

 

 

Chase Johnson puts together successful 2022 campaign throughout California

By Gary Thomas

Penngrove, CA…Penngrove, California’s Chase Johnson recently wrapped up his 2022 season that was highlighted by multiple wins and several consistent finishes across Winged Sprint Cars, Wingless Sprints and Midgets in the Golden State. Johnson competed in a total of 92 races this season with nine different teams including CB Industries, McClish Motorsports, Quinn Motorsports, May Motorsports, Josh Ford Motorsports, Johnson Racing, Price Vintage Cars, MC Motorsports and Yeley-Petty Racing.

He contested a total of seven different disciplines of racing, which included Winged 410 Sprint Cars, Non Winged 410s, Winged 360s, Non Winged 360s, Midgets, Vintage Cars and Outlaw Karts.

The 27-year-old competitor accumulated a total of six wins during the diverse campaign and spoke about some of the success he enjoyed this year.

“When I look back on this season, I’m certainly happy with how it went and would definitely chalk it up as a success. As a race car driver, I know we always want to have more and we were in position to do so, but to pick up six wins and numerous solid finishes for several different teams was fantastic. I am proud of our ability to run up front and contend for race wins no matter the type of car.

Johnson ended up accumulating four wins overall with Quinn Motorsports on the Winged 360 Sprint Car side of things. Three of which came with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo, while the other occurred in Kings of Thunder action at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway. He also piloted the Our Heroes Dreams No. 28 to several other strong runs over the course of 2022.

Driving for Josh Ford Motorsports he tallied a pair of victories at the famed Ventura Raceway with the USAC Western States Midgets and USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series respectively. Johnson also began the season by running third during his prelim night with CB Industries at the prestigious Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Oklahoma.

One of the major highlights for Johnson this season was the opportunity to pilot a Winged 410 Sprint Car out of his own stable thanks to the support of Price Simms Family Dealerships (Toyota Marin-Sunnyvale-Walnut Creek). His finest night of the season at the helm of the Chase Johnson Racing No. 24 came at his home track of Petaluma Speedway, where he earned a podium finish with the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series.

“I had a blast running the Winged 410 Sprint Car this season and can’t thank Price Simms Family Dealerships enough for making it possible,” he stated. “It was our first year as a team competing with the 410s and I feel as if we learned a lot that I can take into next season. It was nice to finish on the podium with NARC in front of my friends and family at Petaluma Speedway. We are looking forward to 2023 and excited about our continued partnership with the Toyota stores.”

Price Simms Family Dealerships have been proudly serving local neighborhoods throughout the Bay Area since 2003. Their vision is to provide excellence to the community with value, integrity and trust. They have dealerships from Marin to Fairfield, Walnut Creek to Sunnyvale. Brands include Ford, Toyota, Volvo, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Lincoln, Jaguar, Bentley, Aston Martin, Polestar and more.

They supply the vehicles that power local police and fire departments, construction and utility companies, schools and families on the move. The company takes pride in serving those who make their communities a great place to live. To learn more please visit https://www.pricesimms.com/

Chase Johnson Racing would like to thank Toyota Marin-Walnut Creek-Sunnyvale, Pit Stop USA, Keen Concrete, Johnny Franklin’s Muffler, Barsotti’s Body and Fender, CSI Shocks, Bell Helmets, K1 Race Gear, QuickCar Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Untapped Fitness, RJ’s Race Graphics, Tim McClosky Electric and Topline Titanium for their support this season.

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Be sure to also like the CJR Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chasejohnsonracing and follow along on Twitter at https://twitter.com/_ChaseJohnson

 

 

BEST APPEARING RUMBLE MIDGET TO RECEIVE $250

The Beltway Joins the Rumble Family

FORT WAYNE, IN (December 3, 2022) – With less than a month before the 24th running of the Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales (Dec. 30/31), race teams are making final preparations and putting the finishing touches to their machines. For the Midget teams, a $250 incentive has been put forth to put extra car into their presentation.

From the pages of Facebook, The Beltway has jumped on board to post a Best Appearing Midget enticement to the teams to shine up their entry into this year’s Rumble. The annual mid-winter event will be staged inside the massive Allen County War Memorial Coliseum & Expo Center, on a purpose-built 1/6 mile concrete oval.

The Beltway features weekly live, friendly fun 1/64th scale stock car, truck, street stock, modified and sprint car racing in unique competition. Race fans are encouraged to follow The Beltway on Facebook to join in on the fun this winter.

Rumble staff members and media members in attendance will hand select three Midgets that they feel meet the criteria of being best appearing. Those three cars will be placed before the fans for vocal response. The loudest reaction will determine the winner of The Beltway Best Appearing Midget $250 bonus.

The Midgets will be joined by North Baltimore Custom Cuts winged 600 midgets, LiUNA non-winged 600 midgets, multiple classes of go-karts and Baker Racing Engines Quarter Midgets in full racing programs Friday and Saturday of the Rumble weekend.

Advance tickets are available through any Ticketmaster outlet or at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum box office, and on race-day.

Complete event information may be found at www.rumbleinfortwayne.com

 

 

INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS
ALLENTOWN, PA, ATLANTIC CITY, NJ, TRENTON, NJ

 

Car Owner Ken Sebring Files Entries For Indoor Auto Racing Series Allentown, Atlantic City Races; Doug Stearly, Matt Swanson Poised To Give Veteran Car Owner First Indoor TQ Midget Victory

Allentown, PA – Multi-car TQ Midget teams, while not unprecedented, are relatively rare in the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels.
Car owner Ken Sebring of the New York State’s Capital District, affectionately known as ‘Puddin’, is an exception, having filed entries for both Doug Stearly of Collegeville, PA and Matt Swanson of Acton, MA.
The Indoor Auto Racing series will kick off its 2023 campaign in Allentown, PA at the PPL Center on January 6 and 7 with the 7th running of the Ironton Global sponsored events. The TQ Midgets will again headline that event along with the Slingshots and Champ Karts which will run double features at that event.
Sebring as a car owner is no stranger to Indoor Auto Racing circles. In the past, he has had Bobby Holmes and Marc Johnson behind the wheel of his cars. His TQs are well known as top shelf pieces.
“There were a lot of different guys who had called driving my cars,” Sebring shared.
In Stearly, Sebring has a proven winner indoors, though not in a TQ Midget. Rather Stearly is a two-time winner in Champ Kart indoor action, taking wins in Atlantic City back to back in 2019 and 2020. Stearly and Sebring raced together for the first time last year, but the pair failed to qualify.
Swanson, who spent the better part of three seasons on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series circuit, also has limited Indoor TQ Midget driving experience. Swanson is known as a young driver who adapts readily and gets the most out of his equipment. Swanson made his Indoor Series start at Syracuse in 2022 in Sebring’s car but failed to transfer to the A-Main.
The Sebring TQs with Stearly and Swanson up also entered in the Atlantic City Gambler’s Classic, the signature event of the Indoor Auto Racing Series. The January 28-29 NAPA KNOW HOW sponsored weekend will feature a first ever “Double Down” schedule, with two main events and two Gambler’s Classic Cup trophies being handed out for the TQ Midgets, one on Friday night and another on Saturday night.
Adding another flair to the weekend and bonus for attendees, will be herald the return of Dirt 600 Micro Sprint racing inside the historic Boardwalk Hall Atlantic City venue for the first time in a decade.
For more information including ticket information, host hotel rates and racer entry forms visit the series website www.indoorautoracing.com

 

 

2023 SOS Tire Rule Announcement

By Peter Turford

SELKIRK, Ont. (December 2, 2022) – Southern Ontario Sprints (SOS) officials are today announcing their 2023 tire rule. There will be three right rear tires allowed – the American Racer MC-3, the Hoosier HTC, and the Hoosier ‘Medium’.

The American Racer MC-3 has been the SOS spec tire since its inception in 1996. The Hoosier HTC has been the tire of choice for the Ohsweken Speedway, the former Knights of Thunder Series, and the two New York-based Sprint Car series (ESS & PST). The Hoosier Medium tire is widely used throughout the US, including by the Great Lakes Super Sprint Series which competes in nearby Ohio and Michigan.

The rule is designed to allow competitors options, while at the same time enabling them to use their on-hand inventory. It will also give competitors from any bordering states the ability to compete with the SOS with minimal aggravation. Finally, while it is hoped that tire supply issues are a thing of the past in 2023, this will let competitors work around any supply issues should they arise.

“We believe this to be the best possible compromise for all involved,” said SOS President Peter Turford. “Like any racing series, we have many constituents and interests to serve and we have tried to keep those in mind at all times. This is our attempt to act in the best interests of all of our stakeholders.”

Please stay tuned for more news in the coming weeks. Drivers, team members, and team owners interested in competing with the Southern Ontario Sprints in 2023 can contact SOS owner Peter Turford at pturford@tdpracing.com

SOS Media Website: www.southernontariosprints.com Twitter: @SOSsprints Facebook: SouthernOntarioSprints Instagram: southernontariosprints

 

 

PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS 2023

Billy Pauch, Sr. Tribute At Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2023 Two-Day Show To Feature All Time Driving Great At The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center January 21st And 22nd.

Oaks, PA – Billy Pauch, Sr., whose time behind the wheel of race cars has spanned six decades with nearly 750 career feature victories, will be in the spotlight at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2023 Show.

A celebration of the career of “Billy The Kid” will be among the featured attractions and displays at the 37th annual Race Car & Trade Show which takes place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA., on Friday and Saturday, January 21-22, 2023.

The Hall of Fame driver was most noted for his accomplishments in dirt Modified and Sprint Car competition. He did, however, shine on pavement as well. His upset victory in the Race of Champions at the then paved Flemington Fairgrounds were among his many achievements and he also made several starts on the NASCAR Truck series.

Pauch will be available during the show for autographs, pose for photos and sign copies of the recently released book, "THE LAST COWBOY: The Life and Times of Billy Pauch” which will be available for sale. Fans will also have the opportunity to reminisce with Pauch during the Show as well as join him and several of his competitors on a Stage Show where questions will be taken from the audience.

The many car owners that Pauch drove for during his 47 years are invited to be included in the celebration. Several of the cars Pauch drove to victory during his career are expected to be the backbone of a lavish exhibit that will also include a 40 foot picture wall of photos from his career.

Exhibit space is selling quickly and an early sell-out is expected. Those interested should contact show manager Dan Sammons at 609-888-3618 or danny@aarn.com. The show layout will return to the same design used since the show moved to the Oaks, PA expo center.

Show hours will run 2-9 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. The show will again include the Aqua-Duck Water Transport sponsored Ms. Motorsports pageant on Friday night just prior to the show closing at 8 PM with this year’s winner receiving $2,500! Applications are available on the show web-site.

The annual RAACE Foundation sponsored Big-Wheel races, not held last year because of Covid, will return to the schedule on Saturday afternoon. Big Wheels are supplied, no pre-registration is needed, and top three in each age group will receive trophies.

The announcement of other special exhibits, autograph guests and seminars will be announcement in the coming weeks. Hotel rooms and other show information is available at www.motorsportstradeshow.com or by calling the show office at 609-888-3618

 

 

Huset's Speedway Increases Weekly 410 Sprint Car Purse to Pay $5,000 to Win

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (Dec. 2, 2022) - Huset's Speedway is boosting the weekly payout for 410ci winged sprint cars in 2023.

Each Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig main event will pay at least $5,000 to win and $500 to start with select events offering a bigger payout. Second place receives $4,000 with third place earning $3,000.

The total payout for each weekly program featuring the Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig, the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series and the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks is more than $35,000.

The high-banked oval is also offering a stout points fund for the Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig division. The champion will garner $12,000 with second place picking up $8,000 and third place $6,000. The top 15 in points who are eligible will receive points fund money.

Drivers accumulate points for qualifying, heat races and the main event during each race. A driver can miss one points race throughout the season and remain eligible for the points fund.

Of note, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races at Huset's Speedway are show-up points only and The Border Battle race at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 16 is a full points race.

The first regular season event at Huset's Speedway in 2023 is May 14 for the Mother's Day Opener.

Season tickets and tickets to select events, including the $250,000-to-win Huset's High Bank Nationals featuring the World of Outlaws, are available online at https://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HusetsSpeedwaySD

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/HusetsSpeedway

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/HusetsSpeedwaySD

 

 

Ashton Torgerson Lands Chili Bowl Ride and Is Set For First Attempt at Famed Event

PETERSEN MEDIA- With his 2022 season in the books, Ashton Torgerson is already busy putting together his plans for 2023. Set to take part in the Tulsa Shootout to kick his new season off, Torgerson is also set for a new challenge as he will make his Chili Bowl debut aboard a Meyer-Rossi Motorsports entry.

2022 saw the Medford, OR driver take a huge step in his career as he got his feet wet in a handful of Winged 360ci Sprint Car events in California, and this opportunity to run the Chili Bowl is another step for the rising star who had an impressive season.

Netting 35 wins and the Dixon Track Championship in Super 600 Winged and Non-Winged classes, as well as the Plaza Park Non Winged Title, Torgerson also racked 85 Top-10’s and 66 Top-5 finishes as he filled a stat sheet very well.

Kicking his 2023 season off in Tulsa, OK at the Tulsa Shootout over the course of the last week of December, Torgerson will look to capitalize on the valuable track time as he embarks on his Chili Bowl debut back in Tulsa, OK January 9th-14th.

Torgerson will drive for Meyer-Rossi Motorsports as he will wheel the Stanton SR 11X powered Stewart Chassis with support from Apache Transport, US AutoCure, AMT America, Boulevard Truck Repair, and Stewart Fabrication.

As Chili Bowl entries roll in, prelim nights have not yet been assigned at this time. If you can’t make the trip to Tulsa, FloRacing will have flag to flag coverage of all the action.

ON TAP: Ashton Torgerson is idle until the Tulsa Shootout.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-120, Wins-35, Top 5’s-66, Top 10’s-85

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Ashton Torgerson by following Torgerson Racing on Facebook, and @TorgersonRacing on Twitter.

 

 

All Stars finally go Green
“Finally we are about to kick off the 16th season of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star
Series this Sat night – Dec 3rd. I can’t wait to see all our old teams, meet our new teams and be back
at Blue Ribbon Raceway again for our opening night. Unfortunately we lost our first 2 rounds but
everything looks good for this Saturday. Weather is good and we are all pretty keen to start.” Mandy
Searle says.
A strong field of 360 competitors have nominated for the opening night. Mark Caruso in the Caruso
Motorsport SA33 is on board again this season. Caruso is saddling up for his 13th assault on the
series, he has been the Series Champ twice, runner up once, collected an Outstanding Achievement
award, been awarded Legend Status and is currently tied on the most A Main wins of the series,
sitting on a total of 8 wins with Tony Moule. Feature wins are pretty hard to come by but Caruso will
be hoping to lock another one in breaking the tie and starting his season strongly. Committing to
their third full time season is the Heath Hunter Motorsport’s V73 Charles Hunter, winner of the
prestigious Drivers Driver Award last season Hunter has a reputation of being one of the top gassers
will be one to watch. Another ex-series champ to roll into the pits is Michael Tancredi’s V29.
Tancredi has claimed victories in the past at Horsham and enjoys the Blue Ribbon track. Young gun
Todd Moule has just returned from another full season at Northline Speedway gaining more laps and
more experience; with a couple of A Main wins under his belt the D26 machine will certainly be
strong . Winner of last season’s Rookie of the Year Jeremy Kupsch is another to recommit in the V47.
V43 Corey Sandow, NT52 Jason Bolitho, SA 11 Scott Enderl, D21 Zac Farrer, VA91 Dan Scott, V46
Jordan Abbott, VA75 Donnaz ‘Mint Pig’ Donegan, V93 Travis Millar, V71 Marcus Green, V65 Kane
Newcombe will all be looking for strong results to start their individual seasons.
A couple of new names to the series this season are Chris Temby, Angus Hollis & Jett Bell. Temby is
driving the Foster Transport VIC 18 and Hollis is in the TVG Motorsport VIC44. Bell is a 2nd
generation racer with his famous father Stephen winning a 360 Australian Title back in the day. Bell
is driving the very well-known Victory Lane Racegear V88. All drivers have experience in other
divisions and it’s exciting to have ‘new blood’ on board this season.
Engine starts & Hot Laps start early from 5.30pm. December 3rd at Blue Ribbon Raceway, Horsham

 

NAPA AUTO PARTS OF BRYAN, OH TO REWARD RUMBLE’S BEST APPEARING WINGED 600

Competitors in the N. Baltimore Custom Cuts Winged 600 Midgets to Chase for $250 Bonus

FORT WAYNE, IND (December 1, 2022) – NAPA Auto Parts of Bryan, OH wants to see how loud the Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales can get at this year’s December 30 and 31 event. To put the fans’ vocal cords to the test, the northwest Ohio auto parts supplier is anteing up a $250 bonus to the best appearing car in the North Baltimore Custom Cuts winged 600 Midget division; to be determined by the loudest response from the fans in a three-car showdown.

The three cars to be placed before the fans for their raucous response will be determined by Rumble staff members and media members in attendance.

“The excitement of the Rumble grows every year and incentives like this, that involve the fans and the racers, adds even more enthusiasm,” commented Duane Hancock, co-owner of the Bryan NAPA location. “We are anxious to throw our support to the racers through this award and can’t wait to see which cars will be placed before the fans for their screaming on Friday night.”

The North Baltimore Custom Cuts winged 600cc Midgets, will be joined by LiUNA non-winged 600cc Midgets, Midgets multiple classes of go-karts and Baker Racing Engines Quarter Midgets in full racing programs each day.

Advance tickets are available through any Ticketmaster outlet or at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum box office, and on race-day.

Complete event information may be found at www.rumbleinfortwayne.com

 

 

POWRi Hosting Divisional Roundtable Discussion on January 15th

Belleville, IL. (11/30/2022) Seeking input while attempting further divisional growth, an offseason roundtable discussion for all POWRi Super Stock, Pure Stock, Midwest Mod, and 305 Sprint drivers and track officials is scheduled for Sunday, January 15th at Margaritaville Lake Resort in Osage Beach Missouri.

Topics slated for discussion are set to include, but are not limited to, National Points Structure, Sanctioned Facilities, Potential Growth, and General Divisional Updates. All POWRi Divisional competitors and track officials are encouraged to attend, FREE RSVP sign-up for the meeting MUST be completed and can be found online at https://www.myracepass.com/events/437376/tickets/?fbclid=IwAR2pb12u42kA-34DfFbcZIYK94F6vFpRiteGtBOc8lYLcxZh18gpat18X8U.

WHO: POWRi Divisional (Super Stock, Pure Stock, Midwest Mod, 305 Sprint) WHAT: Round-Table Discussion WHEN: Sunday, January 15, 2023, | 1:00-5:00 PM WHERE: Margaritaville Lake Resort (494 Tan Tara Estate Drive, Osage Beach, MO 65065.

The full 2023 POWRi League, Series, and Divisional schedules are currently being finalized and will be released in the upcoming weeks.

Follow along for more information such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing, or on Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

Daniel Robinson Readies for DuQuoin Return of POWRi’s Junior Knepper 55

Belleville, IL. (11/30/2022) Celebrating the renewal of indoor action at speedy Southern Illinois Center on December 17th, POWRi will continue on the tradition of one of the region’s most respected racing legends with the renewal of the Junior Knepper 55. Entering the event without hesitation would see one of the most successful drivers indoors at DuQuoin Daniel Robinson put his focus on adding more even hardware to his recognized career.

Gaining a Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League feature victory in 2008, Daniel Robinson of Benton Illinois delivers a well-established career also earning the 2008 Rookie of the Year honors to add to a POWRi Outlaw Micro League presented by Engler Machine and Tool win in 2007.

Establishing his career as a known threat to win anytime there is racing indoors at DuQuoin, the multi-time-multi-division winner is no stranger to laps around the mini-magic-mile with Daniel rising among the list of contenders in 2022 with the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League. Will Robinson continue to ride the wave of winning momentum in the return of the Junior Knepper 55 at DuQuoin on December 17th?

Registrations for competitors remain open and available at www.powri.com by clicking on the “Junior Knepper 55” logo on the left side of the webpage or at https://www.myracepass.com/series/1572/registrations/6619?fbclid=IwAR0nrvSHMhjzM6l2nRUZO681rW-QZBAsCphRMOh2237niK7HbOQEItoX1Oc with a registration fee of $50 before December 5th; Entries received after December 5th will be $100.

Tickets are available for purchase at https://www.myracepass.com/events/433263/tickets/?fbclid=IwAR0adM8AdhbfITG0fzXiYiV1uij09DMgU0Kd4EFQFnLpjuAY5oKuJDpiwx0.

The “Junior Knepper 55”, a 55-lap race honoring the famed car number which adorned Walter Knepper’s storied career, will feature the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League competing on a specially-constructed dirt oval inside the well-known Southern Illinois Center near the DuQuoin Fairgrounds with no other support classes on the racing docket.

Friday, December 16 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Parking Details: Pit Parking: 12:00 – 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Driver Details: Pits Open: 8:00 AM General Admission: 3:00 PM Driver Registration: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Driver's Meeting: 4:30 PM Hot Laps 5:00 PM Racing to Follow.

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Pricing: General Admission: Adults: $25.00 Children Under 12: FREE

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Payout: National & West Midgets: 1. $5000, 2. $2000, 3. $1000, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $575, 8. $550, 9. $525, 10. $500, 11. $475, 12. $450, 13. $425, 14. $400, 15. $375, 16. $350, 17. $325, 18-22: $300.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all the action live on www.DIRTVision.com – either online or by downloading the DIRTVision App.

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA JR. POSTS A CAREER-BEST THIRD-PLACE FINISH IN USAC/CRA SERIES POINT STANDINGS

(Chino, CA, November 26, 2022) When the Heimark Anheuser-Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals closed the 2022 season at Perris Auto Speedway earlier this month, Eddie Tafoya Jr. ended up a career-best third place in the 2022 USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series championship standings. The outcome was five spots better than his previous career best of eighth place in 2021.

The biggest key to Tafoya’s prowess in 2022 was his consistency. The Specialty Fasteners hauler pulled up into racetracks 24 times this year. Every single time, the Chino Hills, California racer started the A main event. Those 24 races took place on nine different racetracks in 3 different states (California, Arizona, and South Dakota).

Of the 24 main events he started, Tafoya finished in the top ten 13 times. Of the 13, six were top five. His best finish of the campaign was a second-place result on January 29th at the Cocopah Speedway. He recorded a third at the Mohave valley Raceway on April 24th and placed fourth at Perris on June 25th.

By contrast, the team appeared at 29 races in 2021 and made the A main 17 times. He finished in the top ten on six occasions. Four of the six top 10s in 2021 were in the top five. His best finish of that season was a third at Perris in July.

Tafoya, the 2018 Perris Auto Speedway Young Guns champion and 2019 USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year, finished off his 2022 season with the two biggest events on the USAC/CRA schedule. First up came the Western World Championships at the Cocopah Speedway near Yuma, Arizona. That was followed by the Oval Nationals at Perris the first weekend in November. Each of those race weekends saw the 25-year-old not only squaring off with the best that USAC/CRA has to offer but also the finest drivers from the National Series as well. They were tough main events to make but the handsome 25-year-old did so every time.

Going into those final five races, Tafoya was 17 points out of third place and 25 points out of second. By the time he left Arizona and headed to Perris, he had taken over third place and only trailed the second-place driver by 18 points. When the final checkered flag of the season closed the campaign, he had sewed up third place and was only 21 points out of the runner-up spot.

The 2023 schedule should be out soon. It is safe to say that Tafoya will continue his rise in the sport and will be a contender for the 2023 USAC/CRA championship. During the off-season, Tafoya, and the Specialty Fasteners #51T team, will be prepping for that very important campaign. In addition to the work on the cars in the shop, the team will be busy exploring corporate partnership opportunities for the upcoming campaign. If you or your company would like to be a partner with the Specialty Fasteners team in 2023, please contact Eddie Tafoya Jr. via phone at (909) 393-3999 or by e-mail at mailto:teamtafoya@aol.com. He will be happy to talk to you and lay out the team’s plans.

Tafoya’s great-looking shirts and hoodies will make great Christmas presents for the special racing fans on your Christmas list. They are available online at www.specialty-fasteners.com.

Tafoya has a great YouTube channel at the following link https://www.youtube.com/shorts/1hrmC5L80EU.

Tafoya and the #51T team would like to thank Specialty Fasteners, DRC Chassis, Ryder Racing Engines, Simpson Safety Products, Bell, Benic Enterprises, BR Motorsports, PSC Powder Coating, Magik Graphics, Gasper Transportation, Owen’s Insurance Services, and Weld Wheels for making the 2022 season possible.

Fans can follow Tafoya on Instagram @eddietafoya51. The same contact point can be used to purchase his great-looking shirts via mail.

Eddie Tafoya Jr. 2022 Race Results

1-27 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

1-28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 9th A Main

1-29 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

3-26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 18th A Main

4-1 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th A Main

4-2 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

4-23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-30 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

5-14 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

5-28 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

6-11 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

6-25 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

7-8 Huset’s Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 13th A Main

7-9 Huset’s Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 10th A Main

7-10 Huset’s Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 15th A Main

8-6 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

8-27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

9-17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

10-8 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

10-28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA & National Sprints 19th A Main

10-29 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA & National Sprints 16th A Main

11-3 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & National Sprints 18th A Main

11-4 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & National Sprints 21st A Main

11-5 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & National Sprints 16th A Main

 

 

Eastern Motorsport Press Association Announces Hall of Fame and Award Nominees

(HAZLE TOWNSHIP, PA 11-30-22) The Eastern Motorsport Press Association (EMPA) has released the ballot for Hall of Fame and awards that will be presented during the organizations 50th Convention set to take place January 13-15, 2023 at the Genetti Best Western Convention Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

The Board of Directors poured over nearly 150 names that where narrowed down to the respective categories, including just under 60 for induction into the prestigious EMPA Hall of Fame.

Noted car owner Frank Rio, who for seven decades has led a PA-based family dirt Modified team with his signature No. R-10 (a salute to the “Rio” name) and has been a mainstay in Eastern PA and New Jersey and renowned driving great Bobby Marshman, who came up through the ranks of Midgets and Sprints before embarking on a career in Indy Cars, are locked in, needing no votes.

There is an equally impressive list of other distinguished individuals who will be voted on by the EMPA membership which includes long-time New Jersey car owner John Blewett Sr., who recently passed. Noted dirt Modified and ARCA racer Bobby Gerhart Jr. The late Central PA Sprint Car standout Greg Hodnett. Respected commentator/broadcaster Mike Joy. Legendary pavement Modified star George Kent. Multi-time WoO champion Steve Kinser. Reggie Ruggiero, a dominant driver on the Northeast NASCAR and open-competition asphalt Modified circuit. Don Schumacher, one of Drag Racing’s pioneers in Funny Cars and Ed Spencer Sr., the patriarch of the famous Spencer racing clan and a winner of over 200 feature races. Four of those aforementioned will be inducted into the Hall of Fame by way of voting.

The organization will also honor National and Northeast Driver(s) of the Year in both asphalt and dirt. The youth is also recognized with the John Blewett III Young Gun Award presented by New England Race Fuels. Other honors to be presented are ‘News Maker of the Year,’ ‘Promotional Effort of the Year’ and Spirit of the Sport.

EMPA also recognizes many of their own bestowing a Writer of the Year and Photographer of the Year plus several other awardees in a variety of writer, photographer and videographer contests.

The annual three day convention begins with a Friday evening Salute to the Champions where a number of local and regional driving titlists are invited to meet and greet with the press. Saturday consists of press conferences and seminars followed by the evening’s formal Hall of Fame dinner and awards ceremony.

Founded in 1969, the Eastern Motorsport Press Association is an organization of professional writers, broadcasters, announcers, videographers and photographers working in the motorsports industry. It also includes associate and corporate members with backing from Dover International Speedway, Pocono Raceway, Brice’s NAPA Auto Parts, DirtTrackDigest.com and New England Race Fuels who are among the supporters of the organization.

2023 Eastern Motorsport Press Association Hall of Fame/Award Nominees

EMPA Hall of Fame nominees:

John Blewett, Sr.

Bobby Gerhart, Jr.

Greg Hodnett

Mike Joy

George Kent

Steve Kinser

Reggie Ruggiero

Don Schumacher

Ed Spencer Sr.

The following two gentlemen will also be inducted. No vote is needed:

Bobby Marshman

Frank Rio

John Blewett III Young Gun Presented by New England Race Fuels…vote for 1

Anthony Bello

Andy Lewis Jr.

Samantha Osborn

Logan Watt

Junie Donlavey Spirit of the Sport \

Tom Wanick III

Richie Evans Memorial Northeast Asphalt Driver of the Year…vote for 1

Austin Beers

Matt Hirschman

Dan Kapuscinski

Jon McKennedy

Ron Silk

Richie Evans Memorial Northeast Dirt Driver of the Year…vote for 1

Anthony Macri

Brent Marks

Greg Satterlee

Matt Sheppard

Mat Williamson

Al Holbert Memorial National Asphalt Driver of the Year…vote for 1

Erica Enders

Noah Gragson

Joey Logano

Will Power

Zane Smith

Al Holbert Memorial National Dirt Driver of the Year…vote for 1

Jonathan Davenport

Justin Grant

Buddy Kofoid

Tim McCreadie

Brad Sweet

Chris Economaki Memorial EMPA Newsmaker of the Year…vote for 1

North Wilkesboro Speedway

Penske Racing

Tommy Baldwin Racing

Tony Stewart Racing

Track House Racing

EMPA Promotional Effort of the Year…vote for 1

Brett Deyo/Short Track Super Series

Joe Skotnicki/RoC Series/RPM

Silver City Speedway

World Racing Group 50th Anniversary Super Dirt Week

Jim Hunter Memorial EMPA Writer of the Year Award…vote for 1

Jason Beck

Jack O’Connor

Ted Schmidt

Jeff Ulrich

Scott Walsh

Ace Lane Sr., Memorial EMPA Photographer of the Year…vote for 1

Matt Butcosk

Evan Canfield

Harry Meeks

Rick Neff

Walt Smith

 

 

Ackland Insurance to Sponsor SOS “Quick Time” Award

By Peter Turford

HAMILTON, Ont. (November 29, 2022) – Following the earlier announcement of a new qualifying system, the Southern Ontario Sprints (SOS) in conjunction with Ackland Insurance is pleased to announce the Ackland Insurance Quick Time Award.

In 2023 Ackland Insurance will award $100 at every SOS race to the evening’s fastest overall qualifier. In addition, $500 will be awarded by Ackland Insurance at season’s end to the driver who sets the most Quick Times throughout the year.

In announcing the award Nathan Ackland said, “I believe in the new system and wanted to show my support by putting my backing behind it. I believe the system rewards excellence as opposed to the luck of the draw.”

SOS President Peter Turford added, “Nathan strives for excellence in everything he does, from his company to his race team, everything is done in a polished and professional manner. We are beyond grateful for his belief in us, our format, and our series.”

Please stay tuned for more news in the coming weeks. Drivers, team members, and team owners interested in competing with the Southern Ontario Sprints in 2023 can contact SOS owner Peter Turford at pturford@tdpracing.com

SOS Media
Website: www.southernontariosprints.com
Twitter: @SOSsprints
Facebook: SouthernOntarioSprints
Instagram: southernontariosprints

About the Southern Ontario Sprints tour: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. Visit www.southernontariosprints.com for more information.

 

 

Triple X Chassis/Moyle Racing Engines Sprint Car Drawing Friday, December 16!

Knoxville, IA, November 29, 2022 – The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa, would like to wish everyone “good luck” on the upcoming drawing for the Triple X Chassis/Moyle Racing Engines Sprint Car to be given away Friday, December 16! You can watch the drawing live as part of the “Hall of Fame Friday” festivities on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Facebook page beginning at 10 a.m.

The raffle sprint car features a Triple X chassis and is powered by a Moyle Racing Engines 410 engine. The car is the fourteenth to be raffled off by the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, which receives all proceeds. The bi-annual program includes donations from sprint car manufacturers across the country.

Our lucky winner will pick up their prize at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville! Many other prizes will also be part of the drawing.

Many thanks to all the sponsors who helped with this car benefiting the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum…

Moyle Racing Engines, Triple X Chassis, All Pro Heads, Blackbeard Design, Diversified Machine Inc., Donovan, Dan Olson Racing Products, AllStar Performance, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, CSI Shocks, DeYoungInc.com, Shaver Racing Engines, AMSOIL, Rod End Supply, Dyer’s Top Rods, GS Products, Skagit Speedway, Barnes Systems, Inc., Crow Safety Gear, King Racing Products, Hoosier Racing Tire, Winter’s Rear Ends, Kinsler Fuel Injection, M&W Aluminum Products, MSD Ignition, Hepfner Racing Products, Skagit Powder Coating, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, PWR Advanced Cooling Technology, Ti22 Performance, Tel Tac Oval Track Pro, QuickCar Racing Products, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Ultra Shield Race Products, Whitebread Racing Enterprises, Vahlco Wheels, GME Steerings, System 1 Pro Ignition, SRI Performance, LRB Race Products, Bam Roller Lifters, MPI and Callies.

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the special events happening here, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

One Sprint Capital Place

Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-6176

Fax: 641-842-6177

E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com

Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com


 

 

MUST SEE MIDWEST LIGHTS UNVEIL 2023 SCHEDULE

November 29, 2022 – Holly, Michigan

The Maxima Racing Oil Must See Racing Lights Series officials today announced the 2023 schedule with the action beginning at South Amherst, Ohio’s Lorain Raceway Park on April 23rd, then on August 19th for the BOB FREY CLASSIC, JERRY CARYER MEMORIAL 40 for a spectacular night of open wheel winged racing joining the MSR NATIONAL 410 Series with special guest appearances including driver meet and greet autograph sessions. The series third 2023 appearance at the LRP speed plant will be on Saturday September 23rd.

The series returns, for the first time in two years, to mid Ohio’s Shady Bowl Speedway on May 7th joining the CRA and the Vores Compact Series for an early season Sunday race date.

The winged pavement sprint car series, powered by 602 GM sealed crate motors, develops top-notch young talent competing alongside seasoned veterans with an affordable rules and schedule format showcasing wheel to open wheel racing for the entertainment of the avid and enthusiastic fans in the Midwest.

Series champion Cody Gallogly delivered an impressive 4 fast times and 3 feature wins in 2022 to capture his first series championship title over points runner up and past champion JJ Henes in a hard fought season long points battle.

On Memorial Day Weekend Michigan’s Birch Run Speedway and Event Center will have the MSR LIGHTS competing on the tracks ¼ mile on Friday May 26th and on the tracks banked 4/10 mile on Saturday the 27th featuring full shows each night during the AMERICAN SPEED U.S.NATIONALS joining the MSR 410 National Series. The two day event showcases a spectacular Saturday opening ceremonies honoring our country’s veterans presented by Steadfast for Veterans an Indianapolis, Indiana based company dedicated to providing housing for homeless veterans.

The recently repaved Owosso Speedway in Ovid, Michigan will host the Midwest Lights and the MSR 410 National Series on Saturday June 24 and for a second visit on Labor Day Weekend Saturday September 2 for a winged sprint car showcase of speed and wheel to wheel action. The track, under new management and ownership, is currently undergoing major facility additions, improvements and upgrades.

Several additional event dates, one in July and two in October are currently being considered.

For more info on the Must See Racing Lights Series log on to www.mustseeracing.com as well as Facebook.


MUST SEE RACING MIDWEST LIGHTS
2023 SCHEDULE

LORAIN RACEWAY PARK South Amherst, Ohio SAT. APRIL 22

SHADY BOWL SPEEDWAY DeGraff, Ohio SUN. MAY 7

BIRCH RUN SPEEDWAY Birch Run, MI FRI. MAY 26

BIRCH RUN SPEEDWAY Birch Run, MI SAT. MAY 27

OWOSSO SPEEDWAY Ovid, MI SAT. JUNE 24

TBA JULY

LORAIN RACEWAY PARK South Amherst, Ohio SAT. AUG. 19

OWOSSO SPEEDWAY Ovid, MI SAT. SEPT. 2

LORAIN RACEWAY PARK South Amherst, Ohio SAT.SEPT. 23

TBA OCT.

 


 

Dawson Hammes Ends 2022 Season During Thanksgiving Week at Merced Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting one final race in for the 2022 season, Dawson Hammes and his Hammes Motorsports team made the trip to Merced Speedway and took part in the track’s annual pre-Thanksgiving event. Though some bad luck would hinder his results, Hammes was pleased with the speed he had heading into the off season.

“I really have to thank all of my friends and family that came and supported me last week,” Hammes said. “Joel Myers Jr, Lucas Boland, and my brother were extremely instrumental in helping us get the car back together so we could return to racing on Wednesday after we endured some issues on Tuesday night.

Hammes kicked the final races of the season off on Tuesday night as he timed in 20th quick in qualifying time trials. Admittedly making a mistake in heat race competition, Hammes was relegated to a seventh-place finish in his heat race and it forced him into the night’s ‘B’ Main.

Lining up 12th in the semi, Hammes got off to a great start as he quickly began working his way forward on the tight Merced Speedway confines. Racing into fifth, Hammes eyed the fourth and final transfer position, however a faulty U Joint would force him to end his night early.

Making repairs to the Voodue Company/Movement Brewing/STS Farming No. 55D during the day on Wednesday, Hammes was back in action for one final night as he opened the evening up by timing in 19th fastest in time trials.

Racing to a fifth-place finish in his heat race, Hammes transferred directly into the feature event where he took the green flag from the 19th starting position.

Just as he did in Tuesday’s ‘B’, Hammes went forward early. Racing through the star-studded field, Hammes raced is way into the Top-10 from the back of the pack.

Looking to continue to pick up spots, contact would ensue with a fellow competitor, and it resulted in a steering box breaking on Hammes’ mount. The damage would unfortunately end Hammes’ night and bring 2022 to an early end.

“Joel Myers Jr really gave me a strong car both nights, and we had a ton of speed,” Hammes added. “I just made too many mistakes on my end, but the end of the season we had has me really excited for 2023. Thanks you to everyone that supported us in 2022.”

Hammes Motorsports would like to thank Voodue Company, Movement Brewing, STS Farming, All About Fire Protection, Summit Partners Burbank Agency, Harper Inc., and Ace Attorney Services for their continued support.

ON TAP: Hammes’ 2022 season is complete.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Dawson Hammes by following him on Twitter @Hammer55D, or on Instagram @dawson_hames55d.

 

Karter Sarff Signs a Team of Two into the POWRi’s Junior Knepper 55

Belleville, IL. (11/28/2022) Returning to the indoor action of DuQuoin Illinois in the speedy Southern Illinois Center on December 17th, POWRi will carry on the legacy of one of the region’s most adorned racing legends with the renewal of the Junior Knepper 55. Continuing to build their own legacy while adding more distinction to the competition will witness the 2021 POWRi Privateer Award recipient throw their name in the mix.

Earning his family team’s first career Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League feature victory at Valley Speedway in 2022, Karter Sarff of Mason City Illinois maintains his upward momentum of career establishment while continually proving his driving prowess on a national level.

Rapidly rising through the racing ranks, the 2018 POWRi National Midget League Rookie of the Year winner Karter would place inside the top five on ten occasions in 2022 proving consistency among top talents by placing inside the top ten in over half the events entered. Acquiring a trio of heat race wins on the year, Sarff would finish sixth in the seasonal standings throughout his twenty-two feature starts.

Entering the indoor DuQuoin event of the Junior Knepper 55 will see “The Shark” circle with winning intent in the recognizable family-owned Karter Sarff Motorsports, Provisio Partners, Clearview Glass, O’Dell’s Auto Service, Collision Concepts Inc, Spike Chassis, Stanton SR-11X Racing Engine, #21K into on-track action against a myriad of open-wheel talents.

Joining the fun of open-wheel indoor excitement with Sarff Motorsports will find ample talent in Trey Burke of Alvin Texas. Bringing a wealth of excellent experience at a young age, Burke is a fourth-generation driver with previous competition in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, USF2000 Series, POWRi WAR, POWRi Lonestar 600, as well as IndyPro2000.

Registrations for competitors remain open and available at www.powri.com by clicking on the “Junior Knepper 55” logo on the left side of the webpage or at https://www.myracepass.com/series/1572/registrations/6619?fbclid=IwAR0nrvSHMhjzM6l2nRUZO681rW-QZBAsCphRMOh2237niK7HbOQEItoX1Oc with a registration fee of $50 before December 5th; Entries received after December 5th will be $100.

Tickets are available for purchase at https://www.myracepass.com/events/433263/tickets/?fbclid=IwAR0adM8AdhbfITG0fzXiYiV1uij09DMgU0Kd4EFQFnLpjuAY5oKuJDpiwx0.

The “Junior Knepper 55”, a 55-lap race honoring the famed car number which adorned Walter Knepper’s storied career, will feature the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League competing on a specially-constructed dirt oval inside the well-known Southern Illinois Center near the DuQuoin Fairgrounds with no other support classes on the racing docket.

Friday, December 16 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Parking Details:
Pit Parking: 12:00 – 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Driver Details:
Pits Open: 8:00 AM
General Admission: 3:00 PM
Driver Registration: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Driver's Meeting: 4:30 PM
Hot Laps 5:00 PM
Racing to Follow.

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Pricing:
General Admission:
Adults: $25.00
Children Under 12: FREE

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Payout:
National & West Midgets: 1. $5000, 2. $2000, 3. $1000, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $575, 8. $550, 9. $525, 10. $500, 11. $475, 12. $450, 13. $425, 14. $400, 15. $375, 16. $350, 17. $325, 18-22: $300.

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

Over $300,000 in Cash and Contingencies Given Out at Knoxville Raceway Banquet!

By Bill Wright

November 26, 2021 (Altoona, IA) -- Knoxville Raceway drivers, owners, officials and fans gathered Saturday night at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa. Guests witnessed over $300,000 in cash and contingencies handed out in an event emceed by track announcers Tony Bokhoven and Kris Krug.

The contingency package was headlined by a giveaway of eight chassis. Each owner in all three sprint car classes was awarded a contingency (see prize list with winners below). The Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO) again will provide insurance for all 2022 Knoxville point eligible drivers. Drivers who intend on competing in weekly racing at Knoxville Raceway in 2023 will also have fire suppression bottles purchased by the KRCO.

After dinner, new General Manager Jason Reed addressed the attendees. In addition to the thanks doled out to those who make Knoxville Raceway what it is, he expressed his excitement for the 2023 season.

Drivers and owners outside of the top five in each of the three respective classes received their accolades.

The “Jr. Fan Club Driver of the Year” was announced. Brian Brown received his fourth such Award.

Bill Webb was the recipient of the “Knoxville Raceway Fan of the Year” for his involvement and support in the Knoxville Raceway.

Bob Baker, the Executive Director of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, presented the “Ralph Capitani Heritage Award” to longtime Knoxville official Doug Clark, who has been instrumental in recent support of both the Knoxville Raceway and the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum.

The "Lyle Boyd Hard Charger Award" awards the drivers who passed the most cars in A main events this season. Tyler Groenendyk received the award in the Pro Series class, with Chase Randall (360) and Riley (410) receiving the award in their respective classes.

Tasker Phillips was named the “Sportsman of the Year” in the 410 class, while Kaleb Johnson picked up the honor in the 360 class. Jeff Wilke won the award in the Pro Series class for the second time in his career.

Ryan Navritil (Pro Series), Chase Randall (360), and JJ Hickle (410) were named “Rookie of the Year” in their respective classes.

The big hardware went out last to the top five drivers in the Knoxville Championship Cup Series point standings. In the Pro Series class, Brandon Worthington (5th), Eric Bridger (4th), Scotty Johnson (3rd), Tyler Groenendyk (2nd) and Mike Mayberry (champion) were honored. It was Mayberry’s first career championship.

In the 360 class, Jamie Ball (5th), Kaleb Johnson (4th), Chase Randall (3rd), Clint Garner (2nd) and Terry McCarl (champion) were honored. It was Terry’s first career championship in the 360 class after winning seven in the 410 class.

In the 410 class, Justin Henderson (5th), Lynton Jeffrey (4th), Austin McCarl (3rd), Aaron Reutzel (2nd) and Brian Brown (champion) were honored. It was Brian’s fifth championship in the 410 class. He also has a title in the 360’s.

Brian Brown Racing was the 410 “Team of the Year,” with TMAC Motorsports winning in the 360 class and Mayberry Motorsports taking the Pro Class.

Contingency Winners by Draw (presented to owners)…

Pro Series Class:

EMi Chassis: Mayberry Motorsports #0
Vortex Wing: Doug Worthington #71, Lauren Wilke #41, Scott Stelzer #99, Chase and Brittany Young #26M
HRP Wing: Josh Jones #02s, Ryan Navritil #12P, Mike Johnston #14J, Tyler Groenendyk Racing #17x, Dwight Bridger #81E
Schoenfeld Header, FSR Radiator: JF2, LLC #44

360 Class:

Triple X Chassis: Calvin Landis Motorsports #70
EMi Chassis: Boyd and Glenda Fluth #40
Winters Front End: Leavitt Motorsports #22, Jon Randall #9, Jamie Ball Racing #4w, Cam Martin Racing #4
Winters Rear End: TMAC Motorsports #24, Ridge & Sons Racing #83, Catalyst Autosport #99, Kaleb Johnson #22K
Vortex Wing: Vande Voort Racing #5A, John Anderson #1A, Beaver Motorsports #53
Pro Shocks: Devin Kline Racing #7c
HRP Wing: Collin Moyle #5m
FSR Radiator, Schoenfeld Headers: Zoutte Motorsports #33

410 Class:

Maxim Chassis: Goodno Promotions #22, Mania Motorsports #7TAZ
EMi Chassis: David Brown #7B, Bobby Mincer #15
Triple X Chassis: Deuce5 Motorsports #25
Vortex Wing: ML Hansen Promotions, PC #9H, Tim Estenson #14T, TKS Motorsports #2KS, Chris Martin Racing #44, Country Builders Construction #88, Matt Moro Motorsports #2M
Winters Rear End: Sandvig Motorsports #7, Moeller Motorsports #20
Pro Shocks: Ridge & Sons Racing #8
Ti64 Bolt Kit and FSR Radiator: Carson McCarl, Inc. #27, Kyle and Susan Phillips #3P
Kinsler Fuel Pump and BMRC Line Kit: Bruce Williams #7w, Brian Brown Racing #21
Winters Front End: Don and Terresa Juhl #09
Ti64 Bolt Kit: Steve Gennetten #3
All Pro Cylinder Heads: D&D Motorsports #76
KSE Steering Gear: Tyler Drueke #12, JW Motorsports #2
Winters Front End and Schoenfeld Headers: Higday Motorsports #14

 

 

BRODY ROA WRAPS UP THE 2022 CAMPAIGN IN THE TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX AT VENTURA

(Cypress, CA, November 25, 2022) Southern California racing veteran Brody Roa will close out another successful season tonight and Saturday, November 25th and 26th, in the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series at the 81st running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Jim Naylor’s Ventura Raceway. The veteran driver will be back behind the wheel of Jayson May’s gorgeous #8M sprint car that has already carried him to a pair of victories in 2022.
Roa’s prowess at Ventura and in May’s car makes him one of the favorites in this week’s race. In two appearances at the beach side track in 2022, he has a win and a second-place finish. Driving his own #91R car in a USAC/CRA race on June 11th, Roa ended up second in the main event. He was clearly the fastest car on the track, but on the night, the track was one lane on the bottom. Rather than wreck the first-place car and possibly take himself out as well, Roa wisely settled for second. Two months later, he steered May’s car to the USAC West Coast Series main event win on the tiny, challenging oval that is located a stone’s throw away from the breaking surf of the Pacific Ocean.

After returning from Indiana Sprint week, Roa jumped into May’s 360 and led every inch of the way in the USAC/CRA 410 race at the grand re-opening of the Santa Maria Raceway on August 6th. His other 2022 appearances in May’s equipment came in early February in a pair of CAS/ASCS events at the Central Arizona Speedway. The first night Roa had the main event in the bag, but the competition was plagued by an exorbitant amount of yellow flags and Roa ran out of fuel near the end of the race. He restarted at the rear and came back through the field to finish fifth. Twenty-four hours later he placed second on the same track.

Gates will open at 3:00 p.m. each day at Ventura with cars on the track at 3:15. The sprint cars will have heats and a dash for cash on Friday. On Saturday, they will have preliminary main events and a $3,000.00 to win A main. The USAC National Midgets will join the action with practice on Friday. On Saturday, the midgets will qualify, contest preliminaries, and finish the night with the historic 98-lap main event. The Ventura Raceway is located on the Ventura County Fairgrounds at 10 W. Harbor Boulevard (93001). The website is http://venturaraceway.com/ and the office phone number is (805) 648-RACE. Friday night adult tickets are $22.00. Seniors, military, and students get in for $18.00, and it is free for kids under 12 on Friday. On Saturday, reserved seats are $45.00 for those 13 and older. Reserved seats for those 12 and under are $25.00. General admission tickets are $35.00.

Roa comes into the event after ending the 410 sprint car portion of his 2022 season at the 26th running of the Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway. The first night of the Ovals saw the Garden Grove, California racecar chauffeur being the most competitive of the local drivers at the race on the famous Riverside County half-mile clay Oval. In qualifying in the stellar 40-car field that showed up for the last USAC National and USAC/CRA race of 2022, Roa only managed to qualify 18th fastest. He shrugged off the time trials result with a convincing win in the first heat race of the three-day event.

For the 30-lap main, Roa, 31 started in the ninth spot. Racing in the toughest field on the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval in 2022, the veteran driver was the highest-running USAC/CRA driver in the field. He was just behind the USAC National Series regulars in the early part of the race. As the laps dwindled down, he began to infiltrate the invaders and advance toward the front of the pack. Running on the top, which had an unforgiving cushion, he was in the sixth spot with two laps to go when the cushion bit him and sent the #91R careening into the wall. Roa looked at the car, saw little damage, and climbed back in. He restarted at the back and ended up 16th.

On the second night at the Ovals, Roa qualified 22nd fastest. He backed that up with a third-place finish in his heat race. That gave him his second straight ticket into the 30-lap main event. The veteran driver started that race in 20th and finished 17th.

The tangle with the cushion on Thursday, combined with the 17th place finish on Friday, meant that Roa would have to qualify again on Saturday and make it to the main event through his heat race or the B main. The affable racing star was the ninth-quickest qualifier and placed third in his heat. That automatically sent him into the A main for the third consecutive night.

For the 40-lap championship main event, Roa started in the 10th place spot and was 11th when the checkered flag ended the contest and the 410 season. That was the best performance by a USAC/CRA driver in the race.

Roa and the team want to thank the following sponsors for making the 2022 season possible. HD Industries, Burris Racing, Sander Engineering, Inland Rigging, Caltrol, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, Competition Suspension, ALR Virtual Services, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, and NGK Spark Plugs. In addition, the veteran driver offers thanks to RDM Mechanics, Fastenal, KC Keen Concrete, Coopers Propane, Ten West Towing, Ten West Environmental, TJM Distribution, and Westco International for sponsoring May’s #8M.

If you or your company would like to jump on board and receive recognition as a team partner throughout 2023, please give the two-time USAC champion racer a phone call or drop him a note at the contact information on the top of this release.

Fans can learn more about Roa and the team at https://www.brodyroa.com/. Fans can also check out the team news at Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/br91r/.

To keep up with May Motorsports, please check out and “like” its Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/MayMotorsports8M

Brody Roa’s 2022 Schedule and Race Results

January 12 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Nationals 15th A Main

January 15 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Nationals 13th C Main

January 27 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

January 28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

January 29 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

February 11 Central Arizona Speedway ASCS/CAS 360 5th A Main

February 12 Central Arizona Speedway ASCS/CAS 360 2nd A Main

February 26 Keller Auto Speedway King of Thunder 9th A Main

March 25 Bakersfield Speedway World of Outlaws 8th B Main

March 26 Perris Auto Speedway World of Outlaws 24th A Main

April 9 Keller Auto Speedway NARC King of the West Canceled

April 30 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

May 28 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 3rd A Main

June 11 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA 2nd A Main

June 25 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 1ST A Main

July 22 Gas City I69 Speedway ISW - USAC National 9th C Main

July 23 Kokomo Speedway ISW - USAC National 7th B Main

July 24 Lawrenceburg Speedway ISW - USAC National Rained out

July 25 Circle City Raceway ISW – UASC National 19th A Main

July 27 Terre Haute Action Track ISW - USAC National Rained Out

July 28 Lincoln Park Speedway ISW - USAC National 8th B Main

July 29 Bloomington Speedway ISW - USAC National 16th A Main

July 30 Tri-State Speedway ISW - USAC National 16th A Main

August 6 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA 1st A Main

August 20 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 19th A Main

August 27 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast 360 1st A Main

September 17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 3rd A Main

September 24 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast 360 DNS

October 8 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA 1st A Main

October 15 Kern County Raceway USAC West Coast 360 17th A Main

October 28 Cocopah Speedway USAC National & CRA 15th A Main

October 29 Cocopah Speedway USAC National & CRA 15th A Main

November 3 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA – Oval Nationals 16th A Main

November 4 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA – Oval Nationals 17th A Main

November 5 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA – Oval Nationals 11th A Main

November 25 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast 360 – Turkey Night GP

November 26 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast 360 – Turkey Night GP

 

 

Kalib Henry Teams with Shane Liebig For 2023 Midwest Schedule

PETERSEN MEDIA- Turning heads in California and on the West Coast for the past few seasons, Kalib Henry is pleased to announce a new opportunity. In 2023 he will relocate to South Dakota and turn his main focus on running at Huset’s Speedway in car owner Shane Liebig’s No. 10 Maxim.

“I am really excited for the 2023 season, and I can’t thank Shane Liebig and his team for taking a chance on a kid from California,” Kalib Henry said. “We are going to focus on running Huset’s weekly and filling in with occasional races at Knoxville and the Jackson Motorplex, and it will also allow me to still run with McColloch Motorsports on occasion in California.”

Set to relocate to Rapid City, South Dakota in April, Henry plans to take part in the early season events in California piloting the McColloch Motorsports No. 17 in various events. Once he makes the move, the focus turns to Huset’s Speedway for weekly Sunday night events, as well as making appearances at Knoxville Raceway and the Jackson Motorplex a couple of times a month.

While running weekly races, Henry and the West River Trailer Sales and Service/McDonnel Farms/Olson Towing backed No. 10 team will also race with the All Star Circuit of Champions and the World of Outlaws when they invade the area at various times in 2023, including the Knoxville Nationals, the Jackson Nationals, and the High Bank Nationals at Huset’s Speedway.

In his native California towards the end of the year, Henry and McColloch Motorsports plan on taking part in the Gold Cup Race of Champions, the Trophy Cup, and other big events they can fit in.

“Having the opportunity to run in some of the biggest events in the country like the Knoxville Nationals, Jackson Nationals, and the High Bank Nationals is really a dream come true,” Henry said. “Since strapping into my first sprint car it is always the goal to get an opportunity like this, and aside from Shane Liebig for putting this in front of me, I have to thank all of the other car owners that have helped me over the years to get to this point. I also want to thank the McColloch family for working with me on this schedule, and giving me a great car in California to continue to compete in.”

As 2023 schedules continue to come together, please stay tuned for a complete schedule.

Henry and Liebig Motorsports would like to thank West River Trailer Sales and Service, McDonnel Farms, Olson Towing, and Speedway Engines for their support.

ON TAP: Kalib Henry’s 2023 schedule is TBD.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Kalib Henry by following him on Twitter at @KalibHenryRcn.

 

 

SUPA F SERIES SPARES UPS THE ANTE

AFTER being a minor sponsor in previous years, Supa F Series Spares has upped the ante for the upcoming 2022-23 season in 410 Sprintcars by jumping onboard with youngster Jordyn Charge as his family-owned team’s naming right’s sponsor.

The 22-year-old racer from the Melbourne, Victoria is all set go and will be contesting his seventh full season in 410 Sprintcars, along with running selected 360 Sprintcar race meetings, and is planning to contest the entire SRA Sprintcar Series, along with the Grand Annual Classic, the Victorian Title and the Easter Trail, and increased support from Supa F Series Spares is a major boost.

“The guys from Supa F Series Spares have been supporters of our family team for a few seasons now and I’m really pleased that they are coming back on board for this season in an even bigger way,” enthused Jordyn Charge.

“Supa F Series Spares is your one-stop shop when it comes to American 4x4 pickups, and their business certainly appeals to the speedway demographic.”

Charge is really pleased with how his Vic # 60 Supa F Series Spares backed Triple X looks and the goal for the season ahead is to be a consistent front-running contender.

“The team and I are really pleased with how the new colour scheme has turned out, especially with Supa F Series Spares increasing their sponsorship support, so we wanted to dedicate our entire colour scheme to them,” he explained.

“Compared to previous seasons, this season’s colour scheme is a totally different one, and it certainly showcases Supa F Series Spares in the best of light and we hope to play a part in the creating more exposure for them as a business.”

Charge’s 2022-23 season campaign gets underway on December 3 at Wangaratta City Speedway for the opening round of the Eureka Garages & Sheds Sprintcar Series.

Supa F Series Spares is one of Australia’s largest distributors of automotive products and accessories for American 4x4 pickups, such as Ford F Series, Dodge RAM, Chev and GMC brands.

You can visit Supa F Series Spares at either of their store locations:

Somerton (Melbourne, Vic) 92-96 Hume Highway, Somerton Vic 3062 0393 052 522

North Lakes (Brisbane, Qld) 31 Flinders Parade, North Lakes Qld 4509 0734 812 222

 

 

POWRi Indoor Junior Knepper 55 Competitor Information POWRi Indoor Junior Knepper 55 Competitor Information

Belleville, IL. (11/21/2022) Rapidly approaching, the “Junior Knepper 55”, a 55-lap race honoring the famed car number which adorned Walter Knepper’s storied career, will feature the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League competing on a specially-constructed dirt oval inside the well-known Southern Illinois Center near the DuQuoin Fairgrounds with no other support classes on the racing docket for Saturday, December 17.

• Any Hoosier tire compound or size, including all Chili Bowl Hoosier tires and wheels will be permitted. • Fuel will be available for purchase on-site. • No Four-Wheelers will be permitted, Push-Offs will be provided by POWRi Officials.

Registrations for competitors remain open and available at www.powri.com by clicking on the “Junior Knepper 55” logo on the left side of the webpage or at https://www.myracepass.com/series/1572/registrations/6619?fbclid=IwAR0nrvSHMhjzM6l2nRUZO681rW-QZBAsCphRMOh2237niK7HbOQEItoX1Oc with a registration fee of $50 before December 5th; Entries received after December 5th will be $100.

Tickets are available for purchase at https://www.myracepass.com/events/433263/tickets/?fbclid=IwAR0adM8AdhbfITG0fzXiYiV1uij09DMgU0Kd4EFQFnLpjuAY5oKuJDpiwx0.

Friday, December 16 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Parking Details: Pit Parking: 12:00 – 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Driver Details: Pits Open: 8:00 AM General Admission: 3:00 PM Driver Registration: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Driver's Meeting: 4:30 PM Hot Laps 5:00 PM Racing to Follow.

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Pricing: General Admission: Adults: $25.00 Children Under 12: FREE

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Payout: National & West Midgets: 1. $5000, 2. $2000, 3. $1000, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $575, 8. $550, 9. $525, 10. $500, 11. $475, 12. $450, 13. $425, 14. $400, 15. $375, 16. $350, 17. $325, 18-22: $300.

Follow along for more information such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing, or on Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

Empire Super Sprints Crown a New Champion By Barbara Patterson

Vernon, NY - On November 12, at the Vernon Downs Hotel, the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints celebrated their 39th season by honoring the top 15 drivers. A familiar last name was etched on the championship eagle trophy, but the first name was not eight-time champion Steve Poirier but rather his nephew Jordan.

The highlight of the evening was the crowning of Jordan Poirier as the 2022 Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Champion. Jordan beat out runner up Davie Franek, 3rd place Jason Barney, 4th place Shawn Donath and 5th place Danny Varin. Jordan hails from St-Mathieu de Beloeil, Quebec, Canada and began his racing career in 1000cc Lightning Sprints with championships in 2016 and 2018. He started to dabble in 360 sprint cars in 2015 and won the Pintys Knights of Thunder Series in 2020. Since the border opened after a two-year shut down, Jordan was able to commit to 2022 as his first year racing the full ESS tour. During the season, he amassed 6 Rifenburg Contracting Corp. fast time awards, 7 E & V Energy heat wins, 2 Cobra Coaches dash wins and feature wins at Airborne, Orange County Fair and Albany-Saratoga Speedways. He earned 15 top 5s, 18 top 10s and landed on the podium at 10 of the 21 races. All these accomplishments were done with his 2017 Eagle chassis and Al Parker engine.

Several special annual awards were also given out. The peer-voted Mechanic of the Year award went to Pete Northrup and Mason Olmstead, mechanics on the Danny Varin race team. Davie Franek won the last night of Speedweek at Fulton Speedway to solidify and become the Lane’s Yamaha Speedweek Champion. Jordan Poirier was presented with the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars throughout the season and won the Rifenburg Contracting Fast Time Series for consistently posting the fastest times during timed hot laps. Jeff Cook attained the Cobra Coaches Dash Series with three dash victories. He was presented a unique trophy of race car parts with snakeskin cowboy boots for him and his wife by Cobra Coaches owner Chuck Hebing. The drivers with perfect attendance and this season’s feature winners were also honored.

ESS would like to thank Lucas Oil Products, Hoosier, FX Caprara, Cobra Coaches, Rifenburg Contracting Corp, Pinnacle Investments, E & V Energy, Ashley Lynn Winery, Lacailade Masonry, and numerous dash sponsors for their support throughout the season. A big thank you to the drivers, their crews and families, the officials, and fans for a fantastic 2022 season!

 

 

TURNING A DREAM INTO A REALITY

IThas been a life-long dream for Scott Jones to run his own Sprintcar team, and it might have taken him close to 40 years to turn his dream into a reality, but he is now the owner of one of Australia’s newest Sprintcar teams: Bohud Racing.

After developing a passion for Sprintcar racing from a young age, where his dad Paul and several of his uncles were heavily involved with Sprintcars as drivers, car owners and crew members, Jones has spent the past 20 or so years helping various Sprintcar teams as a pit crew member, such as Garry Rush.

Fast forward to last year, Jones began piecing together his own Sprintcar racing team, and it was the beginning of the Bohud Racing team. You see with Jones, he doesn’t do things by halves, and he went out and purchased top flight equipment in the form of Triple X cars that are coupled with KRE Race Engines prepared 410ci engines, and he added a state-of-the-art semi-trailer transporter.

“I’ve been around Sprintcar racing my whole life and I have always harboured the desire to start up my own Sprintcar team, and I managed to do that and I’m really enjoying it so far,” explained the 40-year-old Jones, who is the proprietor of Bohud Transport in the Wollongong, NSW suburb of Unanderra.

“How starting up my own Sprintcar team came about was with my business going quite well, I was now in a position to be able to afford to it properly and I’m the type of guy who if I’m going to do something then I’ll do it properly from the beginning.”

Starting up a new Sprintcar team certainly comes with its fair share of challenges, and for Jones, he had all the equipment for a race team, but he still had to find a suitable driver, which came in the form of veteran racer Mark Blyton.

“My family and I have known Blyto (Mark Blyton) for many years now, and he was the driver I chose in order to help us setup our team and get on our feet,” added Jones.

The long-term goal for the Bohud Racing team is to within the next 12 months go out and scout a young driver to steer the NS # 14 ARRMA Australia / Illawarra Truck Repairs & Spares supported Triple X car.

“The plans for our first season are to have Blyto (Mark Blyton) behind the wheel and then create an opportunity for a young driver to join our team the following season,”commented Jones, whose previous motorsport experience comes in the form of RC Racing, where he is a multiple Australian Titlefinalist and podium finisher.

“I’m really passionate about getting a young driver into our team and for us to grow together, but the short-term goal for our team is to get through our first season and then go from there.”

The plans for Bohud Racing’s first season in Sprintcars are to be based at Sydney’s Eastern Creek Speedway. The newly built80-million-dollar facility is just under a two-hour drive in the team’s transporter from their home base of Unanderra.

So far in the 2022-23 season, Bohud Racing and Blyton have made two appearances together at Eastern Creek Speedway and performed strongly, with Blyton having qualified directly into both feature races and finished.

Apart from team owner Scott Jones and team driver Mark Blyton, Bohud Racing is made up of Scott’s dad Paul along with the Swanies (David and his twin sons Tim and Brett),Matt and Greg. The team is also complemented by veteran Sprintcar mechanic John Barrett who is part of the team as an advisor to help steer them during their early stages.

The next appearance for the Bohud Racing team is going to be at Eastern Creek Speedway this Saturday night (November 26).

Upcoming 2022-23 Season Dates:

November 26 - Eastern Creek Speedway
December 3 - Eastern Creek Speedway
December 17 - Eastern Creek Speedway
December 26 - Eastern Creek Speedway
December 30 - Eastern Creek Speedway
January 1 - Eastern Creek Speedway

Bohud Racing is proudly supported by the following 2022-23 season sponsors:

• ARRMA Australia
• Illawarra Truck Repairs & Spares
• Hills Truck Sales - Wollongong
• Inland Petroleum
• Sloanebuilt Trailers
• AEI Insurance Broking Group

The Bohud Racing merchandise is now here. We have t-shirts, hoodies, hats, beanies and beer holders available for purchase - either at the track or online. To check out our full range and to place your order, visit our online store atbohudracing.com.au

To find out more about Bohud Racing or to follow their racing activities, LIKE them on Facebook or FOLLOW them on Instagram by searching Bohud Racing.

 

 

Car Owner Lenny Boyd Files First Entry For 2023 Indoor Auto Racing Series For Driver Joey Bailey

Trenton, NJ - As a driver, Lenny Boyd of Howell, NJ won four Indoor auto races in his career, two of them inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall and two of them at Niagara Falls, NY Decades later as a car owner with wife Donna, the Boyds have filed the first official entries for the 2023 Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels with driver Joey Bailey of Monroe Township NJ driving their familiar bright yellow No. 1B. Together, Bailey, in the Boyd car have been a formidable team, though to date, they lack one thing: an A-Main feature victory. Boyd reflected back on the 2022 Indoor season. “No doubt it was our best year ever indoors. Finished fourth in Series points, Had some good finishes, good time trial results, and not a scratch on the car after a three race Indoor Series. Very happy with that. “You like to win, but I think we made a marked improvement in performance,” Bailey said. The Indoor Auto Racing series will kick off its 2023 campaign in Allentown, PA at the PPL Center on January 6 and 7 with the 7th running of the Ironton Global sponsored events. The TQ Midgets will again headline that event along with the Slingshots and Champ Karts which will run double features at that event. The Boyd TQ with Joey Bailey is also entered in the NAPA KNOW HOW Atlantic City Gambler’s Classic, the signature event of the Indoor Auto Racing Series. The January 28-29 NAPA KNOW HOW sponsored weekend will feature a first ever “Double Down” schedule, with two main events and two Gambler’s Classic Cup trophies being handed out for the TQ Midgets, one on Friday night and another on Saturday night. Adding another flair to the weekend and bonus for attendees, will be herald the return of Dirt 600 Micro Sprint racing inside the historic Boardwalk Hall Atlantic City venue for the first time in a decade. “The 2023 race weekend will be our 20th hosting the event in Atlantic City and we are going all in to make it the best weekend yet,” stated series promoter Len Sammons. “The Dirt Micro Sprint division gives us a different look and hopefully brings in a different group of drivers to experience the fun in Atlantic City.” Wingless Dirt 600 Micro Sprints will qualify Friday for their feature Saturday. There is also a scheduled Thursday night practice for all divisions. New, restricted rules are in place to limit competition to 600cc Micro Sprints that run on dirt and eliminate specialty built cars for indoor racing competition on concrete. Team entering this division will be required to run Hoosier dirt treaded tires, either a RD20 or the U6SA/ASCS spec compound only. Tickets for the recently announced return of the East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals for the wingless 600 Micro Sprints at the Cure Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ will go on sale Wednesday, October 26. For more information including ticket information, host hotel rates and racer entry forms visit the series website www.indoorracing.com.

Photo Credit: Indoor Auto Racing Series PR Caption: Lenny Boyd and team prepare the No. 1B in advance of the March 2022 Indoor Auto Racing event in Syracuse, NY for driver Ryan Tidman.

 

 

NEW OWNERSHIP AND EXPANSION FOR SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS IN 2023

HAMILTON, Ont. (November 19, 2022) – 2023 will be a year of change as the Southern Ontario Sprints (SOS) will no longer be a club and has been taken over by Peter Turford. In addition, the SOS will be the lone 360 Sprint Car series in Ontario as an agreement has been made between the SOS and Knights of Thunder (KoT) for the SOS to be the lone 360 travelling series in Ontario.

The 2023 series schedule is expected to see a combination of the tracks both series have raced at previously, with the total number of races projected to be in the 12-15 range. The SOS race night purse will match the KoT purse structure ($2000-to-win, $250-to-start). Some additional bonuses will be added as well.

The series will utilize a time trial and passing point format. Drivers will now time trial in their warm up against their fellow heat race competitors. The fastest time trialer will be inverted to the 4th place starting position and passing points will be given out to all competitors. The top 4 drivers will re-draw for the top 4 starting spots while the 5th through 8th ranked passing points cars will re-draw for spots 5 through 8 with the remainder of the field lined up straight up by their passing points.

As many as 10 races may be broadcast live on GForceTV with all additional races being broadcast on delay by GForceTVLite.

“We are really looking forward to 2023,” stated Turford. “None of this would have happened without the leadership of the past SOS leadership and KoT leader Clinton Geoffrey; everyone setting their own agendas aside for the benefit of 360 Sprint Car racing in Ontario. I’m looking forward to what the upcoming season has to bring and I’m even more excited to announce more news in the coming weeks.”

SOS Media Website: www.southernontariosprints.com Twitter: @SOSsprints Facebook: SouthernOntarioSprints Instagram: southernontariosprints

About the Southern Ontario Sprints tour: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. Visit www.southernontariosprints.com for more information.

 

 

KMS PLAYS JOKER AND PODIUMS

ONCE every season, over the course of five pre-determined rounds, the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series has a JOKER card system, where each driver gets to play it and get double points, and for Dayne Kingshott and the Krikke Motorsport team, they played theirs during last Saturday night’s third round at the Perth Motorplex and it paid off.

Doubling up as the annual King of Wings, Kingshott was on the pace throughout the night and fought hard throughout the 40-lap feature race and was rewarded with sticking the WA # 2 Mobil 1 supported Maxim on the podium in third.

What made Kingshott’s podium result on Saturday night even more special, apart from the fact he had played his JOKER card which seven of his rivals also did, was the fact he had to contend with a broken jacob’s ladder (rear end) in the final 15 laps after contact with the outside wall.

“Heading into Saturday night, the team decided to play our JOKER card, as we couldn’t have asked for better form leading into it, as we had just come off a win, and it was great to finish on the podium, especially with the challenges we faced in the second half of the race,” commented Kingshott, who during last season’s campaign had played the team’s JOKER card and it backfired on them when they recorded a DNF in the feature race.

“Apart from carrying good form into the King of Wings, we wanted to get our JOKER card play out of the way, as the competition is only going to be getting tougher from here on in with all of the international and interstate competitors that are going to be rolling into town shortly.”

Earlier in the night, Kingshott won the right to start the feature race from the outside of the front row after taking out Dash B and leading up to that finished second in his heat race and topped his group in qualifying time trials, and his result consolidated his second-place spot in the current Maddington Toyota Series point standings.

“It was pleasing to continue our solid start to the season by putting together another solid night, as it has naturally helped us maintain our spot at the pointy-end of the Maddington Toyota Series points,” Kingshott said.

“Our goal for this season is to challenge for the Maddington Toyota Series win, and I can’t thank the entire Krikke Motorsport team enough for giving me a fantastic car every night that gives me the opportunity to do that.”

Dayne and the Krikke Motorsport team now turn their attention to the upcoming Western Australian 410 Sprintcar Title on December 3 back at the Perth Motorplex.

Current Maddington Toyota Series Point Standings (after three completed rounds):
1 Jason Kendrick (Joker) - 580 points
2 Dayne Kingshott (Joker) - 568
3 James Inglis (Joker) - 528
4 Callum Williamson (Joker) - 528
5 Kye Scroop (Joker) - 520

The Krikke Motorsport team would like to thank their 2022-23 season supporters:

• Mobil 1
• Bunbury Toyota
• Maxwill Racing Engines
• PWR Performance Products
• Redline Media
• RPM Race Products
• Taralea Farms Macadamias
• Performance Racegear
• P1 Advanced Racewear
• Number 4 Composites
• Resolve Automotive Spraypainters
• Blackbeard Designs
• JP Signs
• Krikkemotorsport.store

The Krikke Motorsport merchandise, along with a limited range of discounted merchandise from previous seasons, is available at the team’s online store. To view and purchase your merchandise, visit our online store: krikkemotorsport.store

To keep up to date with the Krikke Motorsport team, visit their website at krikkemotorsport.com.au or follow them on their social-media channels – Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter – by searching Krikke Motorsport.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Invading Merced Speedway for Final Two Races of Season

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Nov. 21, 2022) - Dominic Scelzi will wrap up the 2022 season this week at a two-day sprint car event at Merced Speedway.

The action at the bullring in Merced, Calif., runs Tuesday and Wednesday.

"It's tiny, one of the smallest places in California," Scelzi said. "I love it. It reminds me of Grand Forks (in North Dakota). I've been there when the track is really wet and when it's really dry. I think I've raced there five times since they reconfigured it. We've ran second I think three times and third once when I tried to be the hero going for the win."

Scelzi posted an eighth-place result at the track in March.

"I feel as confident as ever rolling in there this week," he said. "There will be a bunch of good drivers. I'm excited for the challenge and hopefully we can run well."

Scelzi is coming off back-to-back ASCS Southwest Region victories in Arizona during his most recent weekend of competition. The two wins give him 11 trips to Victory Lane this season.

"We are happy to achieve double digits in the win column this year and hopefully we can add another one or two this week," he said. "I think ending the season on a positive note is huge as everyone works hard throughout each offseason. We'd love to keep the momentum rolling."

SEASON STATS -

58 races, 11 wins, 31 top fives, 41 top 10s, 48 top 15s, 51 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday and Wednesday at Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Scelzi41

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Whipple Superchargers

Based in Fresno, Calif., Whipple Superchargers manufactures superchargers for all types of cars. Whipple's dedication to innovative thinking, hard work, attention to detail and outstanding product performance has led to a better, American made product for the performance industry. For more information, visit http://www.WhippleSuperchargers.com .

"Whipple Superchargers are known worldwide for their business," Scelzi said. "My dad and Art Whipple are really good friends. He loves racing and when we decided to go sprint car racing he was a huge, huge factor in helping us get going."

Scelzi would like to thank Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Whipple Superchargers, System 1, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Line Oil, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Roth Motorsports, K&N Filters, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Sparco, Allstar Performance, Meridian Steel, Auto Meter, Kenny's Components and Worldwide Bearings for their continued support.

 

 

Wilson Captures Most Feature Victories in Eight Years With Four Wins in 2022

Inside Line Promotions - BENTON RIDGE, Ohio (Nov. 21, 2022) - Greg Wilson earned four feature triumphs during the 2022 season.

The four victories were the most the Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics and DNC Hydraulics sponsored driver has recorded in a single season since 2014.

"It was great to get back to Victory Lane a few times this year," Wilson said. "Success is often measured by wins. We've had years of picking up more than four wins and years where we've struggled to find Victory Lane. I think that helps you to appreciate when you are able to win multiple times in a season. It's definitely tough these days and the competition is as good as it has probably ever been so it means a lot to win."

Wilson guided the Seeling Motorsports No. 97 to victories at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on April 23, June 25, Sept. 10 and Oct. 1. The four triumphs were tied for the most of any 410ci winged sprint car driver at the track this season and it pushes Wilson's career victory total at Fremont Speedway to 17 wins.

"Fremont Speedway has always been a special track to me and it's a place where I have a lot of laps," he said. "There's a ton of memories racing there and I feel fortunate we were able to add to that this year."

Wilson also captured two top fives and nine top 10s during limited races with the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions and he garnered a top 10 with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

"We didn't get to race as often with the All Stars and World of Outlaws as we would have liked so it was nice to get a couple of nice results," he said. "We had some hard charges that were just outside the top 10 after starting near the back of the field. I've said for a long time if we can get in the show that's where we'll be our best, but qualifying is such a critical part of setting up a successful night you can be buried without much of a chance of making the show if you don't do well at the beginning of a race night. I feel like we showed some improvement in qualifying with room to grow.

"I want to thank Andy Potter and everyone at Seeling Motorsports for a good season together. Also, a huge thank you goes to all of our partners, including Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics and DNC Hydraulics, for the continued support."

SEASON STATS -

62 races, 4 wins, 9 top fives, 23 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 42 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/GregWilsonw20

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GregWilsonRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Ohio Logistics

Ohio Logistics, which is based in Findlay, Ohio, is a world-class distribution facility. The company is in 20 locations in five states and has grown into one of the largest privately held logistics firms in the Upper Midwest. For more information, visit http://www.OhioLogistics.com.

"Since Chuck Bills got involved with our team in 2005 it's been pretty cool to develop a friendship and get all of the support from the Ohio Logistics employees," Wilson said. "To have a company stick with me for more than a dozen years and have their belief in me is pretty cool."

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Magtech Ignition, Simpson Race Products, Banshee Graphics, Hepfner Racing Products, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Inter-State Truck Repair, Sandridge Customs, Sugar Street Bar & Grill, BRS Racing Shocks, Saldana Racing Products, Ultra-Shield Seats, Sharp Advantage, Smith Titanium, CJMM, Maverick's Portables, Greber Racing Components and Ti22 Performance for their continued support.

 

 

ECO Mechanical Inc. and MSR partner for 2023

November 21, 2022

HOLLY, Mich. –ECO Mechanical Inc. has signed on as a supporting partner of the Must See Racing Midwest Lights crate sprint car series for the 2023 season.

Located in Wellington, Ohio, Environmental Chambers and Ovens Mechanical Inc. is headed by Ed McKnight a longtime and well-known supporter of racetracks, race teams and the sport of car racing.

McKnight and his company supported the MSR Midwest Lights at the team level last season providing sponsorship to both Joshua Sexton and the series inaugural champion J.J. Henes.

"All of us at Must See Racing are delighted to welcome ECO Mechanical Inc. and Ed McKnight with his racing experience and enthusiasm to the Midwest Lights racing family” said Hanks. "We've seen Ed and his company for the past few seasons support several teams in our series and have experienced firsthand his passion for our sport that fits perfectly with our values, goals and objectives. We look forward to working with him in 2023 as the series continues to grow."

The MSR Midwest Lights will visit Lorain Raceway Park in South Amherst, Ohio on April 22 and September 23, plus, join the MSR National 410 Series for the second annual BOB FREY CLASSIC on Saturday August 19, 2023, and the AMERICAN SPEED U.S. NATIONALS, a two-day 2023 Memorial Weekend open wheel special honoring our country’s veterans at Michigan’s Birch Run Speedway and Event Center. A full schedule will soon be announced.

For more information on Must See Racing and the upcoming Midwest Lights season, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

Zach Daum to Take on Junior Knepper 55 in POWRi Return to DuQuoin Zach Daum to Take on Junior Knepper 55 in POWRi Return to DuQuoin

Belleville, IL. (11/18/2022) Returning to the Southern Illinois Center on December 17th will witness POWRi salute the memory of one of the region’s most accomplished car owners with the renewing of the Junior Knepper 55 as another Illinois talent eyes the $5,000 to win top paying prize.

Fresh off winning the inaugural Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota Championship in 2022, the three-time Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League Champion Zach Daum, of Pocahontas Illinois, continues to solidify his racing legacy as one of the top talents in the open-wheel world.

Highlighted by twenty-one career feature victories, the 2007 POWRi National Midget League Rookie of the Year, will enter the Junior Knepper 55 sitting sixth on the all-time win list as well as locked in a tie atop the standings with Brad Loyet for the most career championships at three apiece.

Entering the Junior Knepper 55 in the indoor DuQuoin event will see Zach Daum drive the familiar Harris Racing, Advanced Racing Suspensions, Halsey Machine, Moons Auto Body, Spike Chassis, Fontana Racing Engine #91; Daum aims to add the hardware at the speedy Southern Illinois “mini-magic-mile”.

Registrations for competitors remain open and available at www.powri.com by clicking on the “Junior Knepper 55” logo on the left side of the webpage or at https://www.myracepass.com/series/1572/registrations/6619?fbclid=IwAR0nrvSHMhjzM6l2nRUZO681rW-QZBAsCphRMOh2237niK7HbOQEItoX1Oc with a registration fee of $50 before December 5th; Entries received after December 5th will be $100.

Tickets are available for purchase at https://www.myracepass.com/events/433263/tickets/?fbclid=IwAR0adM8AdhbfITG0fzXiYiV1uij09DMgU0Kd4EFQFnLpjuAY5oKuJDpiwx0.

The “Junior Knepper 55”, a 55-lap race honoring the famed car number which adorned Walter Knepper’s storied career, will feature the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League competing on a specially-constructed dirt oval inside the well-known Southern Illinois Center near the DuQuoin Fairgrounds with no other support classes on the racing docket.

Friday, December 16 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Parking Details: Pit Parking: 12:00 – 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Driver Details: Pits Open: 8:00 AM General Admission: 3:00 PM Driver Registration: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Driver's Meeting: 4:30 PM Hot Laps 5:00 PM Racing to Follow.

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Pricing: General Admission: Adults: $25.00 Children Under 12: FREE

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Payout: National & West Midgets: 1. $5000, 2. $2000, 3. $1000, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $575, 8. $550, 9. $525, 10. $500, 11. $475, 12. $450, 13. $425, 14. $400, 15. $375, 16. $350, 17. $325, 18-22: $300.

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

Fremont Speedway to reward race teams Nov. 27; A look at the top 10 in points

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – The top 10 in points for the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints, Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints and the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks will receive their awards and point fund money at an informal gathering Sunday, Nov. 27 from noon to 3 p.m. in the Flower Building at the Sandusky County Fairgrounds.

Drivers in the top 10 in points and the rookies of the year are encouraged to attend between noon and 3 p.m. to receive their trophy and point fund check. A photographer will be present. Light snacks will be provided.

Following is a look at the season for the top 10 in points for each division:

Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints

Champion – Craig Mintz, Gibsonburg, Ohio – Fremont’s 2010, 2012 and 2018 track champion added his fourth title in dramatic fashion, charging through the field on championship night. The 2022 title was something Mintz and his family aimed for as it was the 50th anniversary of friend Johnny Auxter’s track title (1972). After celebrating the pair’s titles at the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame, Auxter passed away two weeks later. Mintz competed in 17 of the 18 features in 2022, missing only the Oct. 7 All Star Circuit of Champions event. He scored three wins (July 30, Aug. 6 and Sept. 17) to run his career total to 17 at the track. Mintz posted 15 top 10 finishes and 12 top five runs. His average A-main finishing position was a remarkable fifth.

2. – DJ Foos, Fremont, Ohio. Foos, Fremont’s 2021 410 sprint and 2012 305 sprint track champion and 2013 410 rookie of the year competed in all 18 features in 2022. The 2017 FAST and 2019 and 2021 Attica Fremont Championship Series titlist racked up 14 top 10 runs and nine top five finishes including six podium runs (four runner-up runs). His average A-main finishing position was 7th.

3. – John Ivy, Fremont, Ohio. Fremont Speedway’s three time 410 track champion (2001, 2002 and 2004), four time 305 champion (1994, 2013, 2018 and 2019) and 2013 dirt truck champion, competed in 14 of the 18 A-mains in 2022. Ivy, who sits fourth on the track’s all-time win list with 60 feature wins, recorded four top 10 finishes including a season best third on Sept. 17. His average A-main finishing position was 13th.

4. – Cole Macedo, Lemmore, Calif. The 2022 Attica Fremont Championship Series champion put together a remarkable 2022 at the track, winning four 410 features and a pair of 360 victories to raise his career total at Fremont to 10. Macedo competed in 15 of the 18 A-mains in 2022. He racked up 10 top 10 finishes and eight top five runs including five podium finishes. Macedo’s average A-main finishing position was seventh.

5. – Troy Vaccaro, Castalia, Ohio. Fremont’s 1997 305 sprint champion competed in 12 of the 18 A-mains in 2022. He recorded a pair of top 10 finishes including a season-best 7th on Sept. 24. His average A-main finishing position was 15th.

6. – Stuart Brubaker, Fremont, Ohio. Fremont’s 2008, 2010 and 2011 305 track champion and 2012 410 rookie of the year competed in 12 of the 18 A-mains in 2022. He posted six top 10 finishes including a season best pair of sixth place runs. Brubaker’s average A-main finishing position was 12th.

7. – Travis Philo, Bowling Green, Ohio. Philo battled in 13 of the 18 A-mains in 2022, posting 10 top 10 finishes and six podium finishes including his first ever Fremont win on Aug. 13. His average A-main finishing position was ninth.

8. – Chris Andrews, Huron, Ohio. Andrews competed in 14 of the 18 A-mains in 2022, racking up seven top 10 finishes and four top five runs including a pair of season best runner-up finishes. His average A-main finishing position was 12th.

9. – Darin Naida, Adrian, Mich. Fremont Speedway’s 2022 rookie of the year competed in 10 of the 18 A-mains in 2022. He recorded a pair of top finishes including a season best seventh on Aug. 6. His average A-main finishing position was 14th.

10. – Kyle Capodice, Sandusky, Oho. Fremont Speedway’s 2021 rookie of the year competed in eight of the 18 A-mains in 2022, posting a season best 7th place finish on May 14. His average A-main finishing position was 14th.

Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints

Champion – Paul Weaver, Fremont, Ohio. Weaver added his fourth 305 sprint track championship at Fremont Speedway (2005, 2006, 2021, 2022) and his third straight Attica Fremont Championship Series title (2020, 2021 and 2022). Weaver competed in all 15 A-mains in 2022, never finishing out of the top nine. He posted seven wins in 2022 at Fremont (June 12, June 25, July 9, Aug. 6, Sept. 10, Sept. 24 and Oct. 8) to run his career total to 71 at the track, putting him third on the all-time win list. His average A-main finishing position was a remarkable fourth.

2. – Steve Rando, Lindsey, Ohio. Rando competed in all 15 A-mains in 2022, recording nine top 10 finishes and six top five finishes including three podium runs with a pair of season best runner-up finishes. His average A-main finishing position was ninth.

3. – Kasey Jedrzejek, LaGrange, Ohio. Jedrzejek, competing in his second year of 305 racing, battled in all 15 A-mains in 2022. He recorded 11 top 10 finishes and seven top five runs including three podium finishes. He scored his first Fremont Speedway win on the fair race on Aug. 22. Jedrzejek’s average A-main finishing position was ninth.

4. – Jamie Miller, Fremont, Ohio. Miller, Fremont’s 2022 dirt truck track champion, competed in 14 of the 15 A-mains in 2022, missing only the July 23 event. He posted 11 top 10 finishes and six top five runs including a win on opening night, April 23. His average A-main finishing position was eighth.

5. – Mike Keegan, Fremont, Ohio. Keegan battled in all 15 A-mains in 2022. He recorded nine top 10 finishes and four top five runs including a season best pair of fourth place finishes. Keegan’s average A-main finishing position was ninth.

6. – Brandon Moore, Clyde, Ohio. Moore competed in 14 of the 15 A-mains in 2022, missing only the final event of the year. He recorded seven top 10 finishes and a pair of podium runs including a season best runner-up finish on May 28. His average A-main finishing position was 11th.

7. – Kelsey Ivy, Fremont, Ohio. Ivy competed in all 15 A-mains in 2022, racking up four top 10 finishes including a season best pair of fourth place runs. Her average A-main finishing position was 12th.

8. – Jim McGrath Jr., Clyde, Ohio. McGrath battled in 13 of the 15 A-mains, missing only the May 28 and July 23 events. He scored seven top 10 finishes including a season best third on Sept. 24. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

9. – Dustin Stroup, Fremont, Ohio. Stroup competed in 13 of the 15 A-mains in 2022, missing only the June 25 and July 9 events. He recorded 11 top 10 finishes and seven podium finishes including his eighth win at Fremont on the season finale. Stroup’s average A-main finishing position was sixth.

10. – Shawn Valenti, Risingsun, Ohio. Fremont’s four time dirt truck track champion competed in 13 of the 15 A-mains in 2022, missing only the April 30 and June 25 events. He recorded six top 10 finishes including wins on May 14 and July 23. Coupled with his four truck wins in 2022, Valenti now has 73 career feature wins at Fremont, placing him second on the all-time win list, just three away from hall-of-famer Art Ball. His average A-main finishing position was ninth.

Rookie of the year – Haldon Miller, Clyde, Ohio. Miller competed in eight of the 15 A-mains in 2022 and finished 14th in the 305 points. He recorded a season best fifth place finish on the season finale. His average A-main finishing position was 17th.

Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks

Champion – Jamie Miller, Fremont, Ohio. Miller battled in 15 of the 16 A-mains, missing only opening night. Other than a 14th place finish on Aug. 6, Miller never finished out of the top seven. He scored seven wins in 2022 (April 30, May 28, June 11, Sept. 17, Sept. 24, Oct. 7 and Oct. 14) and coupled with a 305 sprint win in 2022, now has 38 career feature wins at Fremont, placing him 12th on the all-time victory list. Miller’s average A-main finishing position was a remarkable third.

2. – Jeff Babcock, Cygnet, Ohio. Babcock competed in 14 of the 16 A-mains, missing only the May 14 and Oct. 14 events. He posted 12 top 10 finishes and 10 podium finishes including wins on July 30, Aug. 6, Sept. 10 and Oct. 7 to run his career total at the track to five. His average A-main finishing position was fifth.

3. – Ben Clapp, Republic, Ohio. Clapp battled in all 16 A-mains in 2022, racking up 14 top 10 finishes and five top five runs including a pair of season best runner-up finishes. Take out a 12th place finish on opening night and an 11th place run on the season finale and Clapp never finished out of the top eight. His average A-main finishing position was 6th.

4. - Dustin Keegan, Fremont, Ohio. Fremont’s 2017 dirt truck and 2018 limited late model track champion competed in 15 of the 16 A-mains in 2022, missing only the season finale. He scored 13 top 10 finishes and seven top five finishes including a season best pair of runner-up finishes. Take out the season opening 13th and an 18th on July 23, Keegan never finished out of the top nine. His average A-main finishing position was 7th.

5. – Jim Holcomb, Tiffin, Ohio. Holcomb, Fremont’s 2016 truck rookie of the year, competed in 14 of the 16 A-mains, missing only the July 23 and season finale. He battled to 11 top 10 finishes and five top five runs including a season best runner-up on July 30. Holcomb’s average A-main finishing position as 7th.

6. – Dave Gumby Jr., Ottawa Lake, Mich. Fremont’s dirt truck rookie of the year competed in 14 of the 16 A-mains in 2022, missing only May 14 and Sept. 10. He recorded 12 top 10 finishes and 10 top five runs. Take out a 19th place finish on Sept. 14 and a 12th place run on Oct. 7 and Gumby did not finish out of the top seven. He scored his first ever Fremont wins on July 9 and Oct. 1. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

7. – Shawn Valenti, Risingsun, Ohio. Fremont’s 2014, 2019, 2020 and 2021 dirt truck track champion battled in 15 of the 16 A-mains, missing only the April 30 event. Other than a 20th place finish on July 30, he never finished out of the top eight, posting 10 podium finishes. Valenti recorded wins on April 23, May 14, July 23 and Aug. 13. Valenti’s average A-main finishing position was fourth.

8. – Keith Sorg, Fremont, Ohio. Fremont’s 2016 and 2018 dirt truck track champion competed in all 16 A-mains in 2022. He scored seven top 10 finishes including a season best runner-up on May 14. His average A-main finishing position was 12th.

9. - Kent Brewer, Fremont, Ohio. Fremont’s 2015 dirt truck track champion battled in 15 of the 16 A-mains in 2022, missing only the Sept. 24 event. He posted nine top 10 finishes including a season-best pair of fourth place runs. His average A-main finishing position was 11th.

10. – Cody Laird, Fremont, Ohio. Laird competed in 13 of the 16 A-mains in 2022. He recorded six top 10 finishes including a season best sixth on Oct. 7. Laird’s average A-main finishing position was 11th.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway

 

 

LABORERS’ INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NORTH AMERICA RETURNS AS RUMBLE SPONSOR

Coalition Powerhouse Continues Support of Non-Winged 600 Midgets With Achiever Award

ROSSBURG, OH (Nov. 19, 2022) – Non-Winged 600 Midgets at this year’s 24th running of the Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales will again be under the sponsorship of the Laborer’s International Union of North America (LiUNA). New to the sponsorship this year will be the LiUNA Achiever Award – a $250 bonus to the driver accumulating the most points over the course of the two-day event, December 30 and 31.

LIUNA is a powerhouse of workers who are proud to build the United States and Canada. At a half-million strong, LIUNA members are a skilled and experienced union workforce trained to work safely in the construction and energy industries.

“Recently, our LiUNA General President Terry O’Sullivan was quoted as saying – let’s rise to every challenge, let’s seize every opportunity, let’s overcome every setback and let’s win every battle,” commented LiUNA representative Gary Bretz. “We see those same traits among the many Non-Winged 600 Midgets that move their racing program indoors each December and feel proud to attach our name to their chase.”

“Their efforts will not go unnoticed,” continued Bretz. “From qualifying, to the heats and through the main event, points will be earned by the racers and at the conclusion of Saturday’s competition, we will be recognizing the driver accumulating the most points with the LiUNA Achiever Award.”

Utilizing the same basic set-up that they use throughout the summer on dirt tracks throughout the area, the Non-Winged LiUNA 600’s move their program indoors to the purposely built 1/6-mile concrete oval inside the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum each December. Each night they are joined by Midgets, Winged 600 Midgets, Go-Karts, and Quarter Midgets in complete racing programs of qualifying, heat races and a main event.

Justin Harper and Tyler Gunn toppled the veterans last year and are the defending Non-Winged 600 Midget winners

 

TATNELL ANNOUNCES AUSSIE RETURN
The Shaun Dobson Racing team is excited to reveal that Brooke Tatnell will be making his long-awaited return to Australia, and they have locked himin as their team driver for what is a jam-packed 2022-23 season schedule.
In what is going to be Tatnell’s first trip to Australia in nearly three years, the Hobart, Tasmania-based Shaun Dobson Racing team recently approached Tatnell about the possibility of him running for them.
“Brooke and our family have known each other for a long time, and we have always had a strong relationship, so I reached out to him to see if he was interested in driving for our team, and it all snow balled from there,” commented Shaun Dobson Racing team owner Andrew Dobson.
“It’s very exciting for our team to be making a return to Sprintcar racing and to be able to do it with a driver of Brooke’s calibre makes it all the more special.”
The Dobson and Tatnell duo’s plans for this two-month trip are to run Sydney’s Eastern Creek Speedway over the Christmas-New Year period, following by venturing up to Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway for the Australian Open and then they will be heading south into Victoria and South Australia to compete in the President’s Cup at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway, the King’s Challenge at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway and the Grand Annual Classic at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway. After that, they will conclude their schedule by travelling over to Western Australia to compete in the Australian Championship at the Perth Motorplex.
“We have mapped out a very busy schedule running all of the major shows, and the team’s goal is to be a front-running contender night in night out – and nothing less,” stated Dobson.
“Brooke has been a world-class driver for many years now and it’s fantastic for the sport of Sprintcar racing here in Australia to have one of their favourite sons back on our shores racing in the major events across the country.”
The Shaun Dobson Racing team will be campaigning a Cool Chassis and KRE Race Engines package for Tatnell and also run under the family’s Tas # 77. It will also see Shane Finch run the team once again, and as most know, he has a long association with Tatnell through their years working together at the Krikke Motorsport team.
After15 years running with his son Shaun in firstly Junior Sedans and then Sprintcars, which has seen Shaun step away from racing, for team owner Andrew Dobson, this is going to be the first time he has had a driver other than a family member run for under the Shaun Dobson Racing banner.
“Shaun has retired from racing due to family and business commitments, but you can never say never when it comes to whether or not he could unretire himself down the track,” joked Andrew Dobson.
Shaun Dobson Racing 2022-23 Season Schedule:
December 26 Eastern Creek Speedway (NSW)
December 30 Eastern Creek Speedway (NSW)
January 1 Eastern Creek Speedway (NSW)
January 4 $10,000 to Win Eastern Creek Speedway (NSW)
January 6 Sydney Royale (Night 1)Eastern Creek Speedway (NSW)
January 7 $20,000 Sydney Royale (Night 2)Eastern Creek Speedway (NSW)
January 11 Qld VS NSW State SeriesArcherfield Speedway (Qld)
January 13 Australian Open (Night 1)Archerfield Speedway (Qld)
January 14 $20,000 Australian Open (Night 2)Archerfield Speedway (Qld)
January 20 and 21 $20,000 Red Hot Sumer Tour (Night 1 and 2) Toowoomba Speedway (Qld)
January 25 President’s CupAvalon Raceway (Vic)
January 26 King’s Challenge Borderline Speedway (SA)
January 27, 28 and 29 Grand Annual Classic (Nights 1, 2 and 3)Premier Speedway (Vic)
February 9 Prelude to the ChampionshipPerth Motorplex (WA)
February 10 and 11 Australian 410 Sprintcar Championship (Nights 1 and 2) Perth Motorplex (WA)
Shaun Dobson Racing would like to thank their 2022-23 season supporters:
• WK Quantum Quartz
• Albert Road Store
• Joinery Supplies Tasmania
• Cool Chassis
• KRE Race Engines

 

ENGINE PRO AND MUST SEE RACING CONTINUES PARTNERSHIP FOR 2023

Nov 18, 2022

HOLLY, Mich. – Engine Pro and Must See Racing officials today announced a continuation of their 12-year marketing partnership for the upcoming 2023 season supporting grass root racing.

The new agreement includes an extension of both the Engine Pro’s presenting sponsorship of the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series and support of the MSR AMERICAN SPEED U.S NATIONALS at Michigan’s Birch Run Speedway on the 2023 Memorial Day weekend and the BOB FREY CLASSIC on August 19, 2023, at Lorain Raceway Park in Amherst, Ohio.

“We are enthusiastic and excited to go into yet another season with the support of our valued partners at Engine Pro,” said Must See Racing President Jim Hanks.

“Engine Pro, along with their product partners are recognized leaders in the high-performance engine business and are major supporters of our series. We proudly showcase Engine Pro, their product supply companies and their international distribution partners at our race events and in the homes of viewers across the country on our national MAVTV / SPEED SPORT television programming of selected events “concluded Hanks.

Engine Pro’s nationwide distribution centers stock a full line of internal engine components for domestic and import passenger car, light truck, heavy duty, industrial, marine, agricultural and performance applications.

Engine Pro also manufactures its own performance products under the Engine Pro label. This enables performance engine builders to offer quality products at a moderate price to keep racing affordable so the racers can do what they do best - win races.

The 2023 event schedule continues to enhance and grow MSR’s long standing racing entertainment tradition for loyal race fans at many of the most significant, historic and famous short tracks in the country featuring some of the best open wheel winged sprint car drivers from all across the country and Canada.

For more information on Must See Racing, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

Huset’s Speedway Features $250,000-to-Win Huset’s High Bank Nationals and $53,000-to-Win Silver Dollar Nationals During Action-Packed 2023 Schedule

Inside Line Promotions – BRANDON, S.D. (Nov. 18, 2022) – Huset’s Speedway will host approximately two dozen nights of racing in 2023.

Several marquee events highlight next season’s schedule, which kicks off May 14 with the Mother’s Day Opener.

Among the stellar events will be the 2nd annual Huset’s High Bank Nationals featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, running June 21-24. The event showcases three qualifying nights leading up to a 40-lap finale that pays $250,000 to win – the biggest payout in sprint car history – and $5,000 to start.

New to the track next season is the famed Silver Dollar Nationals, which has shifted homes to Huset’s Speedway. The $53,000-to-win event featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be held July 19-22.

Additional big nights include the Ben Nothdurft Memorial on May 29, the $7,000-to-win Border Battle on June 18 and the season-ending Bull Haulers Brawl featuring the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Midwest Power Series 360ci winged sprint cars Sept. 2-3.

The Tri-State Late Models series visits during the Ben Nothdurft Memorial and the final two nights of the Silver Dollar Nationals.

The Casey’s 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig, the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series and the Nordstrom’s Automotive Late Model Street Stocks return as the premier racing divisions at Huset’s Speedway, which will run almost weekly on Sunday nights from the middle of May through Labor Day Weekend. The track will take a couple of weeks off in August in support of big events hosted by Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn.

For the tentative 2023 Huset’s Speedway schedule, visit http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com/schedules.

Season Passes go on sale Dec. 1 along with the Silver Dollar Nationals four-day tickets and camping. Three-day Silver Dollar Nationals tickets go on sale Jan. 1. Advanced tickets can be purchased online at https://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true.

The first event at Huset’s Speedway in 2023 will be March 3-4 for the Huset’s Speedway Snocross National presented by TDS Trucking featuring the AMSOIL Championship Snocross.

HUSET’S SPEEDWAY MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HusetsSpeedwaySD

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/HusetsSpeedway

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/HusetsSpeedwaySD

HUSET’S SPEEDWAY –

Huset’s Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs.

 

 

 

UNITED TRAILERS NEXT GENERATION DRIVERS KICK START ANNOUNCED FOR RUMBLE

$25 Pit Pass Rebate Awaits Junior Drivers in Rumble Go Kart and Quarter Midget Divisions

FORT WAYNE, IN (Nov. 17, 2022) – A great incentive for the junior class racers in this year’s 24th edition of the Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales was announced today by Dietsch and Rumble officials. Entitled the United Trailers Next Generation Drivers Kick Start, all junior division Go Kart and Quarter Midget drivers will receive a $25 rebate on their pit pass upon entering and participating in this year’s (December 30 &31) annual indoor racing event.

“The future of our customer base starts at the Rumble in Fort Wayne with these kids that come to race in it and then continue their career in different forms of racing,” cited Dietsch, owner of the United Trailer brand. “This is our way to thank them for pursuing racing and for many of them, for buying trailers, parts and services from our brands at Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales.”

The Rumble in Fort Wayne offers many disciplines of racing for junior (under 15) competitors, including six classes of Quarter Midgets and four classes of Go Karts.

“Jason Dietsch actually got his racing itch as a junior competitor in go karts,” stated Rumble promoter Larry Boos. “He took that passion and grew with it through the years in multiple divisions of racing to now becoming a giant in the trailer industry. Through it all, he hasn’t forgotten his roots.”

Joining the Go Karts and Quarter Midgets on the 1/6 mile oval built inside of the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum will be Midgets along with winged and non-winged 600cc Midgets. Full racing programs will be held Friday, December 30- and Saturday, December 31.

 

 

 

FATHER AND SON LIVING THE DREAM

IT was a whirlwind off season for the father-and-son duo of Tony and Daniel Bridge, as it has resulted in Tony making a Sprintcar racing comeback after nearly 20 years away, while Daniel went from moving into Wingless Sprints to stepping into Sprintcars within the space of a month. However, despite the hectic events of the off season, the Brisbane, Queensland-based pair is relishing the chance to live a few of their Sprintcar dreams.

You see, with Tony, his Sprintcar comeback only came about after Daniel had announced he was following in his dad’s tyre tracks and moving into Sprintcars, but the two couldn’t be happier to being able to race together in their independently owned Sprintcars.

With five competitive seasons in Production Sedans of experience to fall back on, Daniel’s move into Sprintcars came about during what was a busy off season. Initially, he was making plans to step into Wingless Sprints, but a rolling chassis soon turned into a full-blown Sprintcar following an opportunity to purchase a 410 engine at a good price. From there, Daniel’s Sprintcar dreams were off and running and it made a busy off season even busier.

“Having grown up around Sprintcars, I’ve always wanted to go Sprintcar racing, and even though it was a huge off season, it’s a great feeling being able to realise a Sprintcar dream,” explained the 26-year-old, who drives the Qld # 41 Adventure Caravans backed JEI car.

“During the off season, I have built up a Sprintcar, and so far, I have had a couple of practice nights and one race meeting and I’m really enjoying the whole experience.

“The goals for my first season are to get as much track time as possible and gain more experience as I go and hopefully improve as the season goes on.”

Following Daniel’s move into Sprintcars, it prompted his dad, Tony, to make a return to the driver’s seat of a Sprintcar at the age of 61 after being on the sideline for 18 years. From 1992 through to 2003, Tony was one of Queensland’s leading Sprintcar racers, and the highlight of his career during that period was his Queensland Title victory in the year 2000 at Toowoomba Speedway.

“I couldn’t help myself when I found out Daniel was going to go Sprintcar racing, so I thought, it would be pretty cool to get back out there myself and race together,” enthused the pilot of the Qld # 24 Adventure Caravans supported Triple X car, who prior to Sprintcar came from a solid Super Sedan racing background during the 1980s and into the early 1990s.

“A lot has changed technology wise since I last raced a Sprintcar, but at the same time, the fundamentals of one are pretty much the same. However, there is quite a lot for me to take in as I attempt to get back into the swing of things, but my main goal is to have some fun with my son.”

The plans ahead for Tony and Daniel are to base their 2022-23 season racing schedule around Archerfield Speedway and Toowoomba Speedway tracks, as well as selected runs at Lismore Speedway in northern NSW.

“With both our race cars based in Brisbane and since it is our first season as a team of two, we are basing our season schedule around the local tracks, and whatever happens during the rest of the season, I’m just really happy to be living my Sprintcar dream and go racing with dad,” added Daniel.

The next outing for the Bridge father-and-son duo is set to be back at Archerfield Speedway for this Saturday night’s latest East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship round.

Tony and Daniel Bridge would like to thank their 2022-23 season supporters:
• Adventure Caravans - Slacks Creek
• Street & Strip Performance
• ATB Metal Fab

To find out more about Tony and Daniel Bridge and to follow their racing activities, by LIKING Daniel Bridge Racing on Facebook.

 

 

Following eventful first season with Akright Auto Racing Team, Alex Pokorski looks forward to 2023

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) November 16, 2022 – After two seasons of sharing time behind the wheel of his family’s familiar blue No. 4 Pokorski Motorsports 360 Sprint Car with his multi-time championship-winning father, Paul, Alex Pokorski seized the opportunity to stretch his legs on a full-time basis behind the wheel of the Spyder Akright-owned Akright Auto Racing Team red No. 4 machine, during an up-and-down 2022 season of competition with the Plymouth Dirt Track Racing and Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Cars.

Pokorski completed his first full-time campaign with the PDTR 360 Sprint Cars 14th in the final 2022 PDTR 360 Sprint Car point standings. He also finished 15th in the 2022 MSA point standings, as his Akright Auto Racing Team No. 4 car competed in 17 of the series’ 19 events.

Pokorski’s 2022 MSA campaign featured one top-five, two top-10 and six top-15 A-main showings to go along with one heat race victory and one B-main triumph. The highlight of the 2022 season was a career-best-equaling fourth place A-main finish in an Akright Auto MSA 360 Sprint Car event at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. on Saturday, Aug. 27.

In addition, Pokorski’s father, Paul, who wrapped up his stellar career as a regular competitor during the 2021 season, entered a pair of MSA-PDTR 360 Sprint Car events at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. on a fill-in basis during the 2022 campaign, while racking up one top-10 and a pair of top-15 A-main showings.

Due to a college commitment for Alex, Paul filled in behind the wheel of the Akright Auto No. 4 car for the 2022 PDTR 360 Sprint Car opener at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, May 7.

After advancing to the main event with a third place showing in the B main, Pokorski rolled off 19th in the PDTR 360 Sprint Car headliner and worked primarily the high line around the multi-groove racing surface en route to a 10th-place A-main finish to kick off the 2022 season.

On Saturday, May 14, Alex settled into the seat of the Akright Auto No. 4 machine at The Plymouth Dirt Track. The third-year 360 Sprint Car driver used a strong move to work past Blake Wondra on the final lap of the B main to secure the sixth and final transfer spot to the A main, where he finished 21st in a caution-free race.

One night later, Alex and the Akright Auto Racing Team ventured to Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. for an MSA event. After starting ninth in the main event, Alex was running 10th when he drifted high in turn four and hit the front stretch wall, which forced him to stop on the track to bring out the race’s lone caution flag. The damage was too extensive for Pokorski to return to the race as he was scored 15th in the race.

With the national touring Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprint Car Series making its annual visit to The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds along with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series, Pokorski qualified 17th in the 31-car PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Car field and transferred directly to the A main with a fifth place finish in heat race action. After starting 16th, Pokorski placed 17th in the PDTR 360 Sprint Car main event.

The PDTR 360 Sprint Car event on Saturday, May 28 saw both Alex and Paul in action on the same night for just the third time ever and the lone occasion during the 2022 season, as Alex steered the No. 4 Akright Auto Racing Team car and Paul guest drove Spyder Akright’s 53A machine.

In PDTR 360 Sprint Car group qualifying, Paul turned in the 16th fastest lap with a time of 12.791 seconds, while Alex qualified 20th with a lap of 12.896 before Paul finished sixth in the first 360 Sprint Car heat race and Alex placed fourth in the third heat race.

Both Alex and Paul found themselves in the B main needing to finish in the top six spots to earn a transfer position to the evening’s 25-lap A main with Alex lining up third and Paul starting fifth. Alex went on to claim his first B main victory of the 2022 season, while Paul placed third to advance to the main event.

Paul rolled off 19th in the 25-lap 360 Sprint Car A main and put together a solid run up through the field, including a brief side-by-side duel with Alex, in the early going. The 30-year racing veteran advanced seven spots in the event to come home with a 12th place finish in what turned out to be his final race of the 2022 campaign.

Meanwhile, Alex was involved in a pair of spins during the event, which impeded his progress. Alex’s second spin on lap 22 brought out a caution flag when Lance Fassbender was unable to avoid contact with his spinning car in turn three. After restarting at the rear of the field, Alex recovered to record a 17th place showing.

Alex’s night got off to a promising start in a PDTR 360 Sprint Car event on Saturday, June 18, as he ripped off the second fastest qualifying lap in the 26-car PDTR 360 Sprint Car field with a lap of 12.435 seconds.

The third-year 360 Sprint Car competitor started a 2022 season-best eighth in the PDTR 360 Sprint Car main event and was running sixth when his car suddenly lost power and rolled to a stop on lap 8 with an engine failure, which resulted in a 22nd place finish.

With a different power plant under the hood, Pokorski returned to action during the special Road America Challenge all-Sprint Car event at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Thursday, June 30, which proved to be challenging.

After qualifying 10th in the 29-car PDTR 360 Sprint Car field, Pokorski placed seventh in his heat race before starting 11th in the B main. He advanced up to ninth at the finish of the 12-lap race to fall three spots short of advancing to the main event, which was the only time he failed to qualify for an MSA-PDTR A main during the 2022 season.

On Saturday, July 9, Pokorski placed fifth in his heat race to earn the 13th starting spot in the PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main. Pokorski was running 11th when the front wing of his car became dislodged, which caused him to drop back to 14th at the finish.

With a strong field of 32 PDTR 360 Sprint Cars on hand, the Plymouth Dirt Track Racing program on Saturday, July 16 got off to a fast start as Pokorski turned the second-fastest qualifying time in the first heat race grouping and the 17th fastest overall qualifying lap with a time of 12.816 seconds.

After finishing second in his heat race, Pokorski lined up on the outside of the front row for the 25-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main on a lightning fast and undulating track surface. Pokorski was running second on lap 5 when his car dug into the treacherous turn four cushion, launching him into a series of hard flips into the turn four fence ending his weekend with a 21st place finish to his credit.

Pokorski opened the July 30 PDTR 360 Sprint Car with the 19th fastest qualifying lap before finishing fifth in his heat race. He then started 12th and finished 13th in the 25-lap main event to record a season-best A-main showing.

One week later, the West Bend, Wis. driver added another 13th-place A-main finish on Saturday, Aug. 6 at The Plymouth Dirt Track before posting a 16th place main event showing, after stating 15th in a PDTR 360 Sprint A main at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Friday, Aug. 26.

The highlight of Pokorski’s 2022 campaign came one night later in his debut appearance at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. for an MSA 360 Sprint Car event on Saturday, Aug. 27.

Pokorski was quick right out of the gate behind the wheel of the No. 4 Akright Auto Racing Team 360 Sprint Car as he registered the fourth fastest overall time among the 29-car MSA group qualifying field with a lap of 14.068 seconds.

The West Bend driver rolled off from the pole position of the fourth eight-lap MSA heat race and bolted into the lead on the drop of the green flag before quickly building up a half-straightaway lead over defending MSA champion and current point leader Travis Arenz of Sheboygan Falls. Pokorski held strong throughout the eight-lap event en route to his first heat race victory of the 2022 season.

After starting fourth, Pokorski rode the momentum in the 25-lap MSA A main to place a career-best fourth in his first-career A main at Wilmot Raceway.

After starting 18th in the 25-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main at The Plymouth Dirt Track during the Sheboygan County Fair on Saturday, Sept. 3, Pokorski moved up to 12th on lap 14. However, an off-track excursion late in the race spoiled Pokorski’s bid for a top-10 finish and resulted in a 17th place showing.

An appearance at the Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway in Beaver Dam, Wis. on Friday, Sept. 23 resulted in a 16th place A-main showing for Pokorski.

Pokorski then capped off his 2022 campaign on a strong note by driving his Akright Auto Racing Team 360 Sprint Car from 18th to 10th in the 2022 season-ending PDTR 25-lap A main during the Wisconsin Sprint Car Championships at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, Sept. 24 to record his second top-10 showing of the season and season-best main event finish at Plymouth.

“Overall, I would say 2022 was a season of learning and growth,” Pokorski said. “We didn’t end up finishing as well as I had hoped in points, but we will take what we learned to help us get better results next year. My season high point would be finishing fourth at Wilmot amongst a lot of fast cars. The season was made possible by the Akrights, my parents, our sponsors, as well as our crew. The support and camaraderie of family and friends makes racing unique and fun.”

With his first season in the seat of the No. 4 Akright Auto Racing Team car now under his belt, Pokorski is looking forward to continuing the racing partnership in 2023.

“Racing has been such a great part of my life and I’m happy to continue with the same team next year,” Pokorski said. “We will be making plenty of equipment changes with switching to a Triple X chassis for next year.”

Sponsors and supporters for Alex Pokorski and the 2022 Akright Auto Racing Team include Akright Auto, Petersen Septic Systems, Goeden Auto Body, Novak's Service Center, Wisconsin Bank and Trust, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions.

Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team Sponsor Showcase – Akright Auto

Located at 106 North Bluebird Lane in Sheboygan Falls, Wis. Akright Auto has served as a reliable source for auto parts since 1940.

With a highly trained staff of auto parts professionals, Akright Auto is well prepared to assist customers with vehicle repair needs with a wide assortment of affordable, high-quality auto parts available on site. If a part is not available, Akright Auto offers next-day delivery services.

In addition, Akright Auto provides full auto salvage services, along with a 90-day standard warranty on all parts purchases.

Contact Akright Auto by phone at 920-467-4201, toll free at 800-400-4201, via email at dakright12@gmail.com or visit www.akrightauto.com.

Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team Sponsor Showcase – Novak Service Center Alex Pokorski and the Akright Auto Racing Team would like to acknowledge the support of long-time sponsor Novak’s Service Center of Manitowoc, which is celebrating its 50th year in business in 2022. Novak’s Service Center is a locally-owned, second-generation, family-owned, five-bay auto repair center, which has been serving customers in the Lakeshore area since 1972. Novak’s Service Center offers comprehensive auto repair services, including 4 x 4 services, brakes, car and truck care, domestic cars and trucks, electrical services, electronic services, engine and transmission, engine maintenance, expired warranty care, general service, heating and cooling services, import cars and trucks, quick lube services, tires, towing, transmission and undercar services. Located at 1320 Washington St. in Manitowoc, Novak’s Service Center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, call 920-684-5737 or visit www.novaks1320.com. For more information on Alex Pokorski and the No. 4 Akright Auto Racing Team, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook at https://facebook.com/pokorskimotorsports or visit www.pedaldownpromo.com. Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services. For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970.

Alex Pokorski Akright Auto Racing Team 4 Final 2022 Season By The Numbers

Total Events – 16 A Main Victories – 0 B Main Victories – 1 Top Five A Main Finishes – 1 Top 10 A Main Finishes – 2 Top 15 A Main Finishes – 6 Heat Race Victories – 1 Final Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car Points Finish – 14th Final Midwest Sprint Car Association Points Finish – 15th

Paul Pokorski Akright Auto 53A/Akright Auto Racing Team 4 Final 2022 Season By The Numbers

Total Events – 2 A Main Victories – 0 B Main Victories – 0 Top Five A Main Finishes – 0 Top 10 A Main Finishes – 1 Top 15 A Main Finishes – 2 Heat Race Victories – 0

 

 

Junior Knepper 55 Renews in POWRi Trip to DuQuoin Indoor

Belleville, IL. (11/14/2022) Returning to the Southern Illinois Center on December 17th will witness POWRi salute the memory of one of the region’s most accomplished car owners with the renewing of the Junior Knepper 55 as competitors battle for $5,000 to win.

The “Junior Knepper 55”, a 55-lap race honoring the famed car number which adorned Walter Knepper’s storied career, will feature the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League competing on a specially-constructed dirt oval inside the well-known Southern Illinois Center near the DuQuoin Fairgrounds.

Changing the name from Battle at the Center, POWRi will now honor Walter Knepper whose fifty-eight career USAC feature victories included thirty-four wins in sprint cars as well as twenty-four checkers claimed in midgets racing: with drivers Bob Wente, Tom Bigelow, Mel Kenyon, George Snider, Dana Carter, Rich Vogler, Steve Knepper, and Nick Knepper.

Registrations remain open and available at www.powri.com by clicking on the “Junior Knepper 55” logo on the left side of the webpage or at https://www.myracepass.com/series/1572/registrations/6619?fbclid=IwAR0nrvSHMhjzM6l2nRUZO681rW-QZBAsCphRMOh2237niK7HbOQEItoX1Oc with a registration fee of $50 before December 5th; Entries received after December 5th will be $100.

Tickets are available for purchase at https://www.myracepass.com/events/433263/tickets/?fbclid=IwAR0adM8AdhbfITG0fzXiYiV1uij09DMgU0Kd4EFQFnLpjuAY5oKuJDpiwx0.

Friday, December 16 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Parking Details:
Pit Parking: 12:00 – 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Driver Details:
Pits Open: 8:00 AM
General Admission: 3:00 PM
Driver Registration: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Driver's Meeting: 4:30 PM
Hot Laps 5:00 PM
Racing to Follow.

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Pricing:
General Admission:
Adults: $25.00
Children Under 12: FREE

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Payout:
National & West Midgets: 1. $5000, 2. $2000, 3. $1000, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $575, 8. $550, 9. $525, 10. $500, 11. $475, 12. $450, 13. $425, 14. $400, 15. $375, 16. $350, 17. $325, 18-22: $300.

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

HOVIS RUSH RACING SERIES TO AGAIN TAKE PART IN NORTHEAST RACING PRODUCTS SHOW IN SYRACUSE NOVEMBER 18-19; RUSH NATIONAL WEEKLY SERIES CHAMPION JEREMY WONDERLING'S RUSH LATE MODEL & LACEY SHUTTLEWORTH'S RUSH SPRINT TO BE FEATURED
By Mike Leone

(November 14, 2022) -


(Syracuse, NY)...The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Racing Series presented by Born2Run Lubricants will once again take part in the annual Northeast Racing Products Auction & Trade Show in Syracuse, New York this Friday and Saturday, November 18-19. For the second straight year, the Show will be held in the ultra-modern Exposition Center located on the New York State Fairgrounds. The RUSH display will be the largest ever and feature the RUSH Late Model of 2022 National Weekly Series Champion Jeremy Wonderling along with the RUSH Sprint Car of Lacey Shuttleworth.

"We've always enjoyed taking part in this Show and have done so for numerous years," RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "Jeremie Corcoran has done a tremendous job bringing this show back to prominence in recent years and showcasing it at the new Expo Center has definitely taken it to another level. Over the years by participating we've connected on a lot of our current sponsor and speedway relationships, and it's always great to see so many of our Northern tier RUSH racers. We can't thank Jeremy Wonderling and Chris Shuttleworth enough for getting their cars show ready in a very short period of time since season's end and bringing them to Syracuse; they will be the centerpiece of our display and an awesome representation of RUSH!"

This year will mark the third time Wonderling will have his #3J RUSH Late Model on display in the RUSH booth. The Wellsville, NY standout took part at the 2018 and 2019 Shows following his Flynn's Tire Touring Series Championships; he won the 2020 title as well, but the Show did not take place that year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Shuttleworth, also of Wellsville, NY, meanwhile completed her first year in the RUSH Sprint Car division after moving out of kart racing. Shuttleworth, who is going to school at Jacksonville State in Alabama, didn't make her first start until July 22 and ran five Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series events. Her father Chris was a longtime "360" Sprint Car racer and was a loyal supporter during Emig's ownership of Mercer Raceway Park.

The show will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, visit https://northeastracingproducts.com or on Facebook by searching Northeast Racing Products Auction and Trade Show.

The RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply together with Born2Run Lubricants along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Waterstone Mortgage Hermitage, Wedge Motorsports, 3C Graphix, D&V Jewelers, DrumPreserve, CrateInsider.com, Terry Bowser Excavating, and Stop-Fyre.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300. The RUSH Late Model website is www.rushlatemodels.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.

 

 

Chadwick Wins Inaugural Ti-Bills Event

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

Former Australian Champion Joel Chadwick added yet another accomplishment to his impressive resume as he claimed the inaugural round of the Ti Bills Race Parts Wingless Sprints SA State Series on Saturday night at the Whyalla Speedway. After qualifying on pole Chadwick managed to pace the field for the entire 30-lap journey to lead home Mount Gambier’s Mitch Broome and Loxton resident Keke Falland.

Right from the outset Chadwick established himself to be one of the drivers to beat as he won his opening heat and finished third in the other. Following the main event Chadwick was pleased with the result but admitted that there was still work to be done.

“Tonight, the car was better than it has been but we still need to get better. We haven’t been fast enough at our other events so we went back and worked on a few things and tonight we got the result we were after. I really must thank Ti Bills and the Wingless SA committee for the work they have put in to get this series up and running and to everyone here at the Whyalla Speedway for having us here. Not just tonight but also for the State Title” added Joel.

For Broome second was a great result having never been to the track before and for the fact his team had travelled over 9 hours to compete.

Fourth place in the final went the way of Rylan Furler, who had a solid evening, while Jordon Bolitho, Bronson Mauro, Nate Trewin, William Caruso, Hayden Vickers and Jenna Kervers completed the top 10. For Trewin his seventh placed finish was an unexpected result as he charged up 13 places having started from position 20.

Matthew Tyler, Jesse Alexander, Alan Saint, Nicole Southby, debutante Tate Cowie and Caleb Evans completed the finishers.

After a relatively clean run through the heats, it all went pear shaped in the opening turn of the A-Main as William Caruso, who started from position four, spun in front of a majority of the field with a huge pile up resulting. The incident also involved Harley Alexander, Jenna Kervers and Alan Saint with Alexander being the only retirement.

Another highly fancied contender to strike issues was Jack McCarthy who hit the wall bringing out the caution with nine laps remaining.

The night was supposed to begin with Time Trials but just as the teams headed out for hotlaps the wild weather the State was experiencing hit Whyalla with a brief but heavy down pour hitting the Speedway requiring the racing program to be rescheduled. Due to the cancellation of Time Trials the heat line-upsfor the 26 drivers on hand reverted back to the random heat group draw that was conducted at the Driver’s Briefing.

Therefore, heat one saw Jack McCarthy and Hayden Vickers share the front row and that’s how they finished as McCarthy defeated Vickers, Rylan Furler, Jenna Kervers and Brad Evans to take the first ever chequered flag of the new series.

Heat two saw Mildura based driver Jordan Bolitho lead home Corey Brougham and Harley Alexander, who was debuting a new Cool Chassis that he purchased from the Brougham’s just prior to the event. The final heat of the opening round went the way of Joel Chadwick with Mitch Broome, Jesse Alexander and William Caruso completing the top four.

The second round of heat races saw the heat fields inverted and the rows swapped therefore the remaining heats produced three new winners as passing was proving to be tough. As was the case in the opening round the heat winners all came from the front row with heat four being claimed by Dale Gesell ahead of an impressive Nicole Southby and Bronson Mauro, who was making his first appearance of the season.

Heat five saw a fitting result as William Caruso, who is one of the driving forces behind the series, claimed a heat win with Rylan Furler and Jenna Kervers in hot pursuit. The final heat of the night went the way of Keke Falland, who was fortunate in the end as his right rear tyre went flat as the car sat on the scales post-race. Mitch Broome, Joel Chadwick, Darryl Knuckey and Harley Alexander completed the top five.

With both Brett Ireland and Darryl Knuckey missing from the Last Chance Qualifier a field of eight drivers were left to fight for the final four spots in the final and the 15-lap encounter was dominated by Matthew Tyler as he crossed the line six seconds ahead of debutante Tate Cowie while Caleb Evans and Nate Trewin completed the 20 driver A-Main line-up. Brad Evans, Slade Petry, Tyson Newton and Darwin’s John Murdie were the four non-qualifiers.

Round 2 of the series will beheld at the Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier on December 10, 2022. Contingency Prize Winners - Round 1 of the Ti Bills Race Parts Wingless Race Series: • Broome Family and BP Gambier West, Mount Gambier ($100 BP Fuel Voucher) – #S20 Harley Alexander • Revolution Racegear ($100 Voucher) - #S84 Jesse Alexander • Wingless Sprints of SA ($100 Cash) - #S58 Nate Trewin • Alexander Bro’s Construction & Civil ($50 Supercheap Voucher) - #S23 Jack McCarthy & #S41 Bronson Mauro • Phil Michell Motorsport Media (Complimentary Press Release) - #S15 Hayden Vickers Round 1 of the Ti Bills Race Parts Wingless Race Series Sponsors: • Serge’s Crash Repairs – Round 1 Major Sponsor • Pronto United Finance - Series Sponsor • Obst Customs and Classics – Series Sponsor • Chris’s Auto Air & Mechanical – Series Sponsor • Caruso Auto Repairs & Sales – Series Sponsor

 

 

MICHIGAN'S BIRCH RUN SPEEDWAY TO HOST THE MUST SEE RACING 2023 AMERICAN SPEED U.S. NATIONALS

November 14, 2023 – Today Must See Racing officials announced that Birch Run Speedway and Event Center in Birch Run, Michigan will host the 3rd annual American Speed U.S. Nationals on Memorial Day weekend Friday May 26th and Saturday May 27th, 2023, with full shows slated for each night.

MSR also disclosed Birch Run Speedway will be the home of the American Speed U.S. Nationals featuring the high-speed winged sprint cars in the future for years to come.

“All of us at MSR are ecstatic to have Birch Run Speedway and Event Center host this outstanding event for the upcoming 2023 Memorial Day Weekend and in the future. The major investment, updates and improvements completed at the facility over the last few seasons absolutely makes Birch Run one of the finest and well-run short tracks anywhere in the country.” said MSR founder and President Jim Hanks.


The American Speed U.S. Nationals, featuring the winged sprints, has quickly evolved into one of the most popular Memorial Day weekend Midwest short track events with the Must See Racing National 410 Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro and the Maxima Racing Oils Must See Racing Midwest Lights Series headlining the two days of racing.

The action will kick off on Friday night May 26 with a full night of racing featuring the MSR Midwest Lights, the MCR dwarf cars and pure stocks on the tracks ¼ mile, plus a special hot lap exhibition previewing the high horsepower superfast MSR National Series cars on the big 4/10 mile and a driver meet and greet for the fans.

The Saturday Night May 27 line up has full shows on the 4/10-mile track headlined by the MSR National 410 Sprint Series and the Must See Racing Midwest Lights Series joined by National Compact Touring Series plus an autograph Session with all the cars and stars on the tracks front stretch.

For the third consecutive year Saturday’s spectacular opening ceremonies honoring our country’s past and present veterans will be presented by Steadfast For Veterans, a non-profit organization based in Indianapolis, Indiana bringing awareness to their mission providing housing for needy homeless veterans.

“With both of our MSR winged sprint series running, the special opening ceremonies honoring our veterans, the race team meet and greet and the on-track autograph sessions this two-day family friendly event offers everyone a great racing and outstanding entertainment experience. “concluded Hanks.


For more information, news and updates on Must See Racing or the American Speed U.S. Nationals visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

Ashton Torgerson Sweeps Billy Shuman Memorial in Arizona

PETERSEN MEDIA- Ashton Torgerson made the most of his trip to Arizona over the weekend. Taking part in the Billy Shuman Memorial at Adobe Mountain Speedway, Torgerson racked his 34th and 35th wins of the season as he swept Non-Winged action with his Rowdy Energy team.

Friday night the curtain raised on the two-day event and Torgerson took the green from for his heat race in the third starting position.

Getting off to a quick start, Torgerson sliced and diced his way to the lead and eventually picked up the win.

Locking into the opening night feature event, Torgerson put the Rowdy Energy backed No. 02 on the pole for the 20-lap feature event. Getting the jump when the green flag was displayed, Torgerson was dominant for all 20-laps.

Running a very impressive race, Torgerson would not be denied on this night as he wired the field en route to his 34th win of the 2022 season.

Right back to it on Saturday night for the Billy Shuman Memorial finale, Torgerson continued to flex his muscle as he charged to a third-place finish in his heat race out of his fifth starting position.

Moving into the 50-lap ‘A’ main, Torgerson had his work cut out for himself as he took the green flag from the 11th starting position, though had plenty of time to work his way forward.

Wasting no time from his mid-pack starting position, Torgerson was up into eighth on the second lap and was solidly into the Top-Five by lap 18. Continuing to make headway in a hurry, the Medford, OR driver moved into third on the 21st lap and was noticeably gaining on the leaders.

Getting to the lead duo, Torgerson was patient as he finally made his move for second on the 31st lap before taking over the race lead on the 36th marker. Out in front, Torgerson continued to lay down strong laps as he built up a comfortable advantage over his competitors.

With the checkered flag in the air, Torgerson successfully charged from 11th to pick up the win and give himself 35 on the season.

ON TAP: Ashton Torgerson will return to his winged 360ci next Tuesday and Wednesday in Merced, CA.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-118, Wins-35, Top 5’s-66, Top 10’s-85

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Ashton Torgerson by following Torgerson Racing on Facebook, and @TorgersonRacing on Twitter.

 

 

Mallett Scores Four Wins in Four States to Highlight Season

Inside Line Promotions – GREENBRIER, Ark. (Nov. 15, 2022) – Jordon Mallett enjoyed a four-win season that featured consistency as he finished inside the top five nearly 50 percent of the time and inside of the top 10 during nearly two thirds of his starts.

Mallett was victorious at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss.; at Crowleys Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark.; at Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, Ga.; and at East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala.

Three of the victories came during USCS Series national competition, which was tied for the second-most wins. Mallett was also a winner with the ASCS Mid-South Region.

“I feel good about the season,” he said. “Wins are good, but when I analyze the season I’m looking at the missed opportunities as the ones that got away and the reasons they got away. I’m looking at where could we have capitalized better. I feel like we executed well and did our job, but in my eyes even with a perfect season you should have a laundry list of things to clean up. I’m glad we were winning races and running well. During the offseason I want to make sure we can capitalize on not having ones that got away next season.”

Mallett used a pick-and-choose schedule rather than racing for points with any series in 2022. However, he still earned enough to place ninth in the ASCS Mid-South Region standings despite missing multiple races. Mallett also finished third in the USCS Series Speedweek standings and he ended 10th in the ASCS Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek standings with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

With several hurdles hampering scheduled races throughout the year, Mallett made the most of his opportunity, scoring a dozen top fives and 16 top 10s in 25 starts.

“Racing 25 times isn’t where I’d like to be in a year, but when you look back we lost 15-to-18 races between rainouts and tire shortages,” he said. “In those 25 shows we got to race we showed we were prepared and we were on point. We met our expectations and made it count whenever we showed up to the track.

“I’m fortunate we have really good people behind us that believe in our team. When we show up we’re there to make it count and this year I feel good about it. We’re also in as good of a position entering next season as we ever have been heading into an offseason. We can’t wait for the 2023 season to get rolling.”

SEASON STATS –

25 races, 4 wins, 12 top fives, 16 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 23 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jordonmallettmotorsports

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Awakening Events

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“It’s super exciting to have them back,” Mallett said. “With the pandemic, just like in racing, it slowed all of the live events down. We pressed pause and let everything settle back down. We’re thrilled to welcome them back as the primary partner for our team. I look forward to having a lot of success together. They’ve been a great supporter of us and we’re excited to welcome them back bigger and better than ever.”

Mallett would like to thank Awakening Events, Porter Commercial Refrigeration, Water for Christ, Red River Rack Co., D&K Farms, DHR Suspension, Racing Optics, Triple X Race Co., KSE Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sinco, Inc., Autometer, Callies Racing Products, DynoTech Race Engines, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Smiley’s Racing Products, MetTec Titanium, MotorState Distributing, DMI and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Earns Two Triumphs in 2022 to Extend Winning Streak

Inside Line Promotions – SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (Nov. 15, 2022) – Jack Dover won a pair of sprint car main events this season, giving him multiple triumphs for the 16th straight year.

Dover captured Midwest Sprint Touring Series victories at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on May 13 and at Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb., on Aug. 27. His two series wins were tied for the most and he ended seventh in the championship standings despite missing multiple events.

“It’s definitely not the year I was hoping for and was probably my second worst year I’ve had since I’ve been running big cars,” he said. “This year we just had bad luck with some parts failures and malfunctions, which cost us three or four wins. Yet I have to look and say, ‘Hey, I got two wins and there’s a lot of racers who wish they had two wins.’”

Dover placed second in the I-80 Speedway championship standings – only 14 points away from his second straight track title.

“I want to win races and championships,” he said. “I had a shot at winning the I-80 championship, but some misfortune and bad luck cost us three good finishes throughout the year. When you have DNFs you won’t win championships. To come out second is pretty good considering the DNFs we had.”

A big chunk of the 2022 season was spent racing for points at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, S.D., where Dover piloted the Chris and Rick Bowers’ No. 81 in the 410ci winged sprint car division. The team recorded four top fives and 10 top 10s to finish sixth in the championship standings.

“It was a good season at Huset’s,” he said. “We wanted to win to get another 410 win. When you’re racing against drivers like Justin Henderson, Brooke Tatnell, Ryan Timms, it makes it tough. I think that’s why I haven’t gotten the number of wins I’m used to is everyone is getting more even. I think we were consistent at Huset’s, but needed to be a little more consistent with top threes and top fives. Overall, it was a good year and I had fun with the Bowers.”

Dover also made a handful of starts with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, highlighted by making the Huset’s High Bank Nationals A Main during the event finale that featured nearly 50 of the top drivers from the country.

“Despite the season not playing out how I hoped we still had some positive moments,” he said. “I’m grateful to the Bowers for the opportunity as well as my partners and fans for the support.”

SEASON STATS –

35 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 18 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 27 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jackdoverracing?fref=ts

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Husker Diesel

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“Husker Diesel has been with our team for the last couple of years,” Dover said. “I’ve known Jake, who is a head guy there for 10 or 15 years. We’ve become close friends and I’m grateful for the support of everyone at Husker Diesel.”

Dover would also like to thank Liquid Trucking, Carpet Land, Certified Transmission, Backlund Plumbing, True Trucking, Thorpe’s Body Shop, Husker Diesel, West Omaha Irrigation and Lawns, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, Speedway Graphics, Phil Durst, SSS Motorsports, Speedway Engines, Spike Chassis, Sway Away, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Smith Titanium, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Vortex Wings, Speedway Motors and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Posts Most Feature Wins Since 2016 With 13 Triumphs Along with Two Championships in 2022

Inside Line Promotions – MARION, Ark. (Nov. 15, 2022) – Derek Hagar earned his most feature victories since 2016 this year when he drove into the Winner’s Circle 13 times.

It’s the third-most triumphs in a single season for Hagar, who captured his first career track championship at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., as well as the ASCS Mid-South Region title for the first time.

“It was a good season,” he said. “I felt like we had pretty good stats this year and I’m looking forward to rebuilding for 2023. I have a good crew at the shop that makes sure the car is in top shape to where when we get to the track I don’t have to worry about anything but winning. It makes my job easier as a driver to know everything is in great shape.”

Hagar won one third of his starts. He posted a top five in more than half of his races and a top 10 a whopping 77 percent of the time this season.

His five ASCS Mid-South Region wins led the division. Hagar was tied for the second-most USCS Series victories with three. He also garnered a trio of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour wins, which ranks fifth in the series and theC most for any driver who wasn’t full time with the series.

“I feel we’re at the top of our game,” he said. “We’re at that point where we’re competitive enough as a team that people know we’ll be there contending for a win no matter where we race.”

Among the highlights was a seventh career Flip Flop 50 victory as well as the Greg Hodnett Memorial and Fall Nationals triumphs at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. Hagar also won the Fall Sprint and Midget Nationals at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., and he garnered his fourth straight top-10 performance during the Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway.

“Winning the Greg Hodnett deal at home was huge,” he said. “We won at Texarkana with the ASCS National Tour the previous night and then leading all the laps of the Greg Hodnett Memorial to earn all that bonus money was one of the biggest payouts of my career and really helped us get through the season. It was one of many special moments for us this year.

“I want to thank our sponsors as well as my family and crew. Their support has meant a lot along with the support from our fans. I’m already looking forward to 2023.”

SEASON STATS –

39 races, 13 wins, 21 top fives, 30 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 32 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – FK Rod Ends

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"Maria and the crew at FK Rod Ends are awesome to work with,” Hagar said. “They take pride in their products and that's why we choose to run FK Rod Ends."

Hagar would like to thank Ameri-Panel, KO Motorsports, J&J Auto Racing, B & D Towing and Recovery, FK Rod Ends, Dynotech Performance, A.M.P., Fragola Performance Systems, Administrative Consulting Services, Killer Coatings, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, Jeff’s Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline, Ti64 and Builtwiser Wings for their continued support.

 

 

Austin Hartmann treasures lessons learned, progress made during rookie IRA 410 Sprint Car Series season

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) November 15, 2022 – With just two seasons of prior Sprint Car racing experience under their collective belts coming into the 2022 campaign, Austin Hartmann and the members of the Plymouth, Wis.-based 87A Hartmann Racing Team put their talents to the test in a big way during their rookie campaign traveling to 410 Sprint Car races throughout the Midwest with the regional touring Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series.

A five-and-a-half-month 2022 journey competing against many of the nation’s top 410 Sprint Car drivers at 13 different tracks in three states produced a garden variety of on-track results, along with a host of valuable learning experiences, will-testing challenges and thrilling highlights.

The 87A Hartmann Racing team launched its new racing adventure at the Bumper to Bumper IRA 410 Sprint Car Series 2022 season opener at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. on Saturday, April 23.

Utilizing a calm, cool and collected approach in negotiating a lightning fast and tricky track surface, Hartmann brought his Bennett Transport Inc.-sponsored 87A Hartmann Racing machine home to an 18th place finish after starting 25th in the first 30-lap A main of his rookie season with the Bumper to Bumper IRA 410 Sprint Car Series.

Hartmann’s first trek to Sycamore Speedway in Maple Park, Ill. on Saturday, May 7 resulted in his second straight 18th-place A-main showing, as he turned in another smooth and consistent run after rolling off 21st in the 30-lap IRA main event.

Hartmann returned to the friendly confines of his hometown track – The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. – for the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions – Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Shootout on Saturday, May 21.

With a large contingent of extra local supporters on hand to wish him well during the third race of his rookie IRA 410 Sprint Car Series season, Hartmann finished the night with a 14th place showing in the All Stars-IRA B Main among a stellar field of 36 All Stars-IRA competitors.

Hartmann’s scheduled appearance with the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions and Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Cars at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. on Sunday, May 22 was hounded by mechanical maladies as the 87A car failed to get up to speed to register a qualifying time or compete in heat race or B Main competition due to a magneto issue.

On Saturday, May 28, Hartmann and the 87A Hartmann Racing team made the long trek to Northwest Wisconsin for the IRA’s return to the third-mile semi-banked Rice Lake Speedway for the first time in several years.

Hartmann opened the night by qualifying 12th in the 20-car field with a lap of 14.181 seconds. After lining up the pole of the third eight-lap IRA heat race, Hartmann placed fourth in the race to earn the 12th starting spot in the 30-lap main event. The third-year Plymouth, Wis. Sprint Car driver drove a steady race in just his third IRA A main in a 410 Sprint Car en route to an IRA career-best 13th place showing.

On Sunday, May 29 at one of Hartmann’s favorite tracks – 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, Wis. – the 2020 Midwest Sprint Car Association and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Award winner was quick out of the box as he turned in the 11th fastest qualifying lap in the 27-car field with a lap of 11.318 seconds. After lining up on the pole of the second eight-lap IRA heat race, Hartmann placed fourth to earn a direct transfer spot to the A main and his first-career berth in the IRA dash field. After drawing the pole for the second four-lap IRA dash, Hartmann placed fourth to gain the eighth starting spot in the 30-lap IRA main event, during which he came home 24th.

On Saturday, June 11, Hartmann and the 87A Hartmann Racing team made the haul south of the Wisconsin-Illinois border to Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Ill. for the 12th annual $6,000-to-win co-sanctioned IRA-Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) Bill Waite Jr. Memorial Classic, which attracted a stout field of 36 entries.

After starting fourth in the 12-lap B main, Hartmann was running seventh when a two-car spin brought out the yellow flag on lap 10. With the top-four finishers earning spots in the A main, Hartmann restarted fifth and pressured the fourth-place car of Dave Uttech for the final transfer position over the final two laps before settling for fifth to fall just short of advancing to the A-main event.

With fast and uneven track conditions providing an extra challenge in the team’s second appearance of the 2022 season at Angell Park Speedway, Hartmann drove a steady race to advance from his 15th starting position to come home with an IRA career-best 11th place finish in the 30-lap A-main event on Sunday, June 12.

In his NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Series debut on Friday, June 17, Hartmann qualified 22nd in the 33-car field with a lap of 11.528 seconds on the lightning-fast, high-banked, third-mile Beaver Dam Raceway clay oval.

After lining up sixth in the second World of Outlaws heat race, Hartmann’s maiden voyage with the WoO was short-lived as contact with J.J. Hickle as the green flag dropped resulted in heavy damage to his Kristine Hartmann of Pleasant View Realty-sponsored machine, which forced the team to retire from the race and scratch for the remainder of the event.

Thanks to some late-night repair work from Scotty Neitzel and Rick Lemanski of R&H Enterprises, Hartmann returned to action for the second half of the World of Outlaws doubleheader weekend at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, June 18.

After starting and finishing eighth in the first eight-lap WoO heat race, Hartmann rolled off fifth in the 12-lap Last Chance Showdown needing to finish in the top six to advance to the 40-lap main event. Hartmann ran fifth in the opening laps of the Last Chance Showdown before Josh Schneiderman slipped past to shuffle him back to sixth. He then ran smooth and consistent laps over the second half of the race to hold off Matt Vandevere and secure a starting berth in his first career World of Outlaws A main. With the big picture of completing the remainder of his rookie 410 Sprint Car season in mind, Hartmann pulled off early in the 40-lap main event and was credited with a 22nd place finish.

With the NASCAR Cup Series set to visit Road America just at nearby Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, The Plymouth Dirt Track was buzzing for a special weeknight all-Sprint Car spectacular with a full house of fans packing the grandstand and a solid field of 28 IRA Sprint Cars checked in to battle for the $5,000-to-win Road America Challenge top prize on Thursday, June 30.

After starting 24th in the 24-car IRA A-main lineup, Hartmann ran a smooth and consistent race as he managed to dodge several mishaps, which produced a lengthy event filled with six caution/red flag periods and ensuing restarts. In the closing stages of the race, Hartmann engaged in a duel with fellow IRA rookie competitor Tyler Tischendorf before finishing 19th in the event.

On Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16, Hartmann and the 87A Hartmann Racing team made the 640-mile trek to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota for an IRA-NOSA co-sanctioned doubleheader weekend. With strong fields of over 30 cars on hand both nights, Hartmann qualified for both main events, placing 19th in the A main on Friday, July 15 and 23rd in the main event on Saturday, July 16.

On Friday, July 22 at Outagamie Speedway in Seymour, Wis., Hartmann fought a power-steering issue to notch a 17th place finish in the 30-lap IRA A main.

The Hartmann 87A team then made their first trip to the big, wide half-mile Langlade County Speedway in Antigo, Wis. on Friday, July 29 where Hartmann suffered a rear-end failure in the heat race before rallying to earn hard-charger honors with a 19th to 14th place run in the caution-free A main.

The following night saw the team travel back home for its third appearance of the season at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, July 30. With 22 IRA 410 Sprint Cars on hand, Hartmann turned in his best qualifying effort of the 2022 season, as he timed in third with a lap of 11.769 seconds around the third-mile clay oval.

After lining up fourth in the third eight-lap heat race, Hartmann finished fourth to advance to his second IRA dash of the 2022 campaign. The third-year Sprint Car racer started and finished fifth in the second four-lap IRA dash to secure the 10th starting spot in the 30-lap main event. Hartmann worked primarily the low groove during the majority of the A-main en route to a strong 12th place main event showing.

Following two weekends off from competition, Hartmann returned to action with the IRA 410 Sprint Car Series for the Roger Iles Tribute event at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. on Saturday, Aug. 20 where he finished 20th after starting 14th in the 36-lap A main.

After qualifying seventh and earning his third IRA dash appearance of the 2022 campaign, Hartmann started ninth and tallied a 15th place finish in the 30-lap IRA Corn Fest A main at Angell Park Speedway on Sunday, Aug. 21.

The Founders Night IRA event at Wilmot Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 27 saw Hartmann qualify 11th in the 27-car field and earn his first career IRA heat race victory to lock himself into his fourth IRA dash of the 2022 season. After rolling off 10th in the 25-lap main event, Hartmann was running seventh in the early going when he spun in turn two after racing in close quarters with Jeremy Schultz. Hartmann rebounded after restarting 20th to earn a 16th place showing.

Hartmann opened a tripleheader IRA weekend with a 12th place A-main finish after starting 16th in the 20-lap Harry Neitzel Tribute Race at the Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway in Beaver Dam, Wis. on Friday, Sept. 2.

One night later, Hartmann racked up his first-career IRA fast qualifier award as he topped the 31-car field with a lap of 11.461 seconds around his hometown track. After making his fifth IRA dash appearance of the 2022 season, Hartmann started fifth in the 30-lap A main. Hartmann was running eighth when contact with Kyle Schuett shortly after a lap 23 restart, sent him flipping wildly into the turn one fence. Although Hartmann emerged from his battered machine uninjured, the 87A machine suffered extensive damage as he was scored with a 22nd place finish.

One night later, Hartmann entered the final event of the three-race IRA weekend behind the wheel of Al Schlafer’s 360 Sprint Car at 141 Speedway where he posted a 19th place finish in the 30-lap A main.

On Saturday, Sept. 10, Hartmann ventured west to make his first appearance at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. for the IRA’s prestigious $6,000-to-win Jerry Richert Memorial, which drew a stellar field of 30 competitors. Hartmann earned his first career IRA B Main victory to earn the 19th starting spot in the 30-lap A main where he placed 21st.

Hartmann put together his best overall performance of the 2022 season at the IRA Scott Semmelmann Memorial at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, Sept. 17. After qualifying 10th, Hartmann advanced to his sixth IRA dash of the 2022 campaign to nail down the eighth starting spot in the 30-lap main event where he held strong on the lightning-fast track surface to secure an IRA career-best sixth place A-main finish.

Hartmann turned in a 14th place A-main finish in the 20-lap IRA Checkered Flag Classic at the Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway in Beaver Dam, Wis. on Friday, Sept. 23.

The Hartmann 87A team then capped off the 2022 IRA season with the Wisconsin Sprint Car Championships at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, Sept. 24.

With 24 IRA 410 Sprint Cars on hand, Hartmann began the night by qualifying 11th with a lap of 11.718 seconds around the ultra-fast and tacky third-mile clay oval. Hartmann lined up on the pole position of the second eight-lap IRA heat race. However, a jumbled start was waived off by track officials before Hartmann spun in turn two while trying to slow down his machine. The spin resulted in contact with another car and front-end damage to his 87A car, which caused him to retire from the race with an eighth place showing. After making the necessary repairs, Hartmann started 21st in the 30-lap IRA main event, staying out of trouble throughout en route to a 19th place finish.

Hartmann capped his rookie season of Bumper to Bumper IRA 410 Sprint Car Series competition 10th in the final point standings.

In 26 events, including 24 IRA races, Hartmann tallied one top-10, eight top-15 and 17 top-20 A-main showings in 22 A-main appearances. In addition, Hartmann posted one heat race victory, one B-main triumph, one fast qualifier award and six dash appearances during his rookie IRA campaign.

“I would like to thank all of our sponsors and supporters who made it possible for me to race a 410 Sprint Car with the IRA Series during the 2022 season, especially Kristine Hartmann of Pleasant View Realty and Andrew Shufflebotham of Shufflebotham Tree Service ” Hartmann said. “I would also like to thank all of the members of our pit crew, who did so much to help out and keep us racing all season long.

“As far as the racing goes, we definitely learned a lot during the course of the season that will help us during the 2023 season,” he said.

Additional information on the 87A Hartmann Racing team can be found by visiting the team’s Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/87Ahartmannracing.

The 87A Hartmann Racing team assembled a strong group of partners in support of the team's 2022 maiden voyage with the Bumper to Bumper IRA 40 Sprint Car Series, including Kristine Hartmann of Pleasant View Realty, Shufflebotham Tree Service, Call Girls Motorsports, PalletWorks LLC, AF Inc., Bennett Transport Inc., SCA Inc., Gretchen Tillman New American Funding, Classic Title Services, CP Services, Cobblestone Landscaping, Jensen Sales & Services, Lee’s Color Studio, Dave’s Fabrication, Racer’s Hall Sports Bar and Grill, Feldmann Sales & Service, RC Custom Design, Hepfner Racing Products, Pit Road Apparel, the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series and Sage Fruit.

The 2022 87A Hartmann Racing team consisted of Hunter Annis, Eric Bergschultz, Karlee Hartmann, Andrew Shufflebotham, Jarrett Neese, Caitlin Shaw and Kristine Hartmann.

87A Hartmann Racing Sponsor Showcase – Bennett Transport Inc.

Based in Manitowoc, Wis., Bennett Transport Inc. provides truck load and LTL service throughout Eastern Wisconsin, Northern Illinois and the Chicagoland area.

For more information on Bennett Transport Inc., call 920-860-0962, email beau@benntransinc.com or check out @Bennett Transport Inc on Facebook.

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Total Events – 26 IRA Events – 24 World of Outlaws Events – 2 A Main Victories – 0 B Main Victories – 1 Top Five A Main Finishes – 0 Top 10 A Main Finishes – 1 Top 15 A Main Finishes – 8 Top 20 A Main Finishes – 17 Heat Race Victories – 1 Dash Appearances – 6 Dash Victories – 0 Fast Qualifier Awards – 1 A Main Appearances – 22 Final Interstate Racing Association Points Finish – 10th

 

 

MADSEN RETURNS FOR KMS

It’s official! Kerry Madsen is returning to Australia, and he will be piloting the WA # 2 Krikke Motorsport machine for a quick trip to compete in a selection of this season’s major 410 Sprintcar events.

After three years away from Australian shores, Madsen and Krikke Motorsport can’t wait to hit the track once again as a team.

“It’s been a vision, a deal that I’ve been working on for quite some time now,” commented Krikke Motorsport team manager Ryan Krikke.

“Obviously when the International / state borders closed back in 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the team and I were forced to make a swift change and we engaged local Dayne Kingshott as our driver and it has worked out very well, but I gave my word to Kerry (Madsen) that we would get back together as a team, and that time is now.”

Krikke continued by saying that the team plans to contest major events on both the west and east coast of the country – on various occasions running a two-car team – that includes the WA VS USA Speedweek Series finale at the Perth Motorplexwith both Kingshott and Madsen then head over to the east coast with Madsen to run the King’s Challenge at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway (SA) and the Grand Annual Classic at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway (Vic), before returning to the west coast to run the Prelude to the Championship. The team will then bring both cars back to the Perth Motorplex for the Australian Championship and the Krikke Boys Shootout.

“It’s going to be a short, sharp schedule with Kerry, but at the same time, I didn’t want to do this deal at the detriment of Dayne who has been really good, plus we have a commitment to the SEG Series here in Western Australia with him and I didn’t want him to miss a round, so on the five occasions we run at the Perth Motorplex we’ll be running a two-car team which is next level for sure, but it’s the only way we could make it happen,” he explained.

“Other than that, we will be running the King’s Challenge and the Grand Annual Classic with Kerry on the east coast and coming off a last-start win with Dayne and having this deal with Kerry all come together over the past week, the whole team is pumped and excited about the rest of the season ahead.”

KMS and Madsen 2022-23 Season Schedule:

January 21 WA VS USA Speedweek Series (Grand Final) Perth Motorplex (WA)

January 26 King’s Challenge Borderline Speedway (SA)

January 27, 28 and 29 Grand Annual Classic Premier Speedway (Vic)

February 9 Prelude to the Championship Perth Motorplex (WA)

February 10 and 11 Australian 410 Sprintcar Championship Perth Motorplex (WA)

February 18 Krikke Boys Shootout Perth Motorplex (WA)

The Krikke Motorsport team would like to thank their 2022-23 season supporters:

• Mobil 1 • Bunbury Toyota • Maxwill Racing Engines • PWR Performance Products • Redline Media • RPM Race Products • Taralea Farms Macadamias • Performance Racegear • P1 Advanced Racewear • Number 4 Composites • Resolve Automotive Spraypainters • Blackbeard Designs • JP Signs • Krikkemotorsport.store

The Krikke Motorsport merchandise, along with a limited range of discounted merchandise from previous seasons, is available at the team’s online store. To view and purchase your merchandise, visit our online store: www.krikkemotorsport.store

To keep up to date with the Krikke Motorsport team, visit their website at www.krikkemotorsport.com.au or follow them on their social-media channels – Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter – by searching Krikke Motorsport.

 

 

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing conclude 2022 campaign on podium

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (November 14, 2022) – Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing capped their 2022 season in typical Dietrich fashion, and that was near the front in BAPS Motor Speedway’s Final Showdown on Saturday, November 12. “Double D,” who finished second in Pennsylvania’s final winged sprint car program of the year, will head into the offseason on top of a stellar shat sheet, not only accomplishing a whopping 69 top-ten finishes, but recording 14 victories in the process, his most recent in Lincoln Speedway’s Night of Champions in mid-October.

“Hats off to this entire team, including Gary Kauffman…he’s what makes all of this possible and I certainly wouldn’t be in this position without him,” said Danny Dietrich, ace of the Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made Racing, No. 48 sprint car. “Also, a huge thanks to my guys. We ran a pretty intense schedule this season and they busted their butts every step of the way. I appreciate their hard work and will continue to do so.”

In addition to victories at Lincoln Speedway, six in total including the aforementioned Night of Champions, Double-D has acquired triumphs at Williams Grove Speedway, Attica Raceway Park, Limaland Motorsports Park, Selinsgrove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway, and BAPS Motor Speedway. Although every victory is a highlight in some respect, key wins include the Steve Smith Tribute at Lincoln Speedway worth $19,000, All Star Ohio Sprint Speedweek wins at Attica Raceway Park and Limaland Motorsports Park, the Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek finale victory at Selinsgrove Speedway worth $10,099, and the Jack Gunn Memorial All Star sweep at Williams Grove Speedway; the sweep earned Dietrich $8,000.

“We were definitely in position to win more races than we did, but it’s tough to be disappointed with 14, especially with the level of competition we were up against,” added Dietrich. “To the fans who stood by our side during the ups and downs, thank you so much. You allow us to get up and down the highway. We wouldn’t be able to do any of this without your dedication in filling the stands.”

ON DECK: Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing have concluded their 2022 campaign. News regarding 2023 will be posted in the coming weeks.

SPECIAL THANKS: Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made Racing, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, East Park Automotive Inc., RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc, Bollinger Construction, Blud Lubricants.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/gkrracing Twitter: www.twitter.com/dannydietrich Merchandise: www.dannydietrich.com/merch News: www.dannydietrich.com News: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com. Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com. Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS: 2022 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics: Top-5s: 53 Top-10s: 69 Wins: 14

2018 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8, 9/20) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)

2019 Wins: 15 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20) (Bridgeport Speedway [WoO]: 5/21) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/25) (Williams Grove Speedway: 5/31) (Weedsport Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/9) (Lincoln Speedway: 6/15) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/21) (Orange County Fair Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/13) (Williams Grove Speedway: 7/19) (Lincoln Speedway: 8/17) (Williams Grove Speedway: 8/30) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 11/16)

2019 Championships: Williams Grove Speedway Track Championship, Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2020 Wins: 13 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker – February 22) (Monarch Motor Speedway – All Stars – June 12) (Lincoln Speedway – Kevin Gobrecht Memorial – June 27) (Selinsgrove Speedway – Jan Opperman Memorial – June 28) (Williams Grove Speedway – July 31) (Lincoln Speedway – August 1) (Trail-Way Speedway – August 2) (Lincoln Speedway – Hank Gentzler Memorial- August 8) (Lincoln Speedway – August 22) (Grandview Speedway – All Stars – August 27) (Lincoln Speedway x2 – Bob Leiby Memorial – September 5) (Lincoln Speedway – Season Finale – October 17)

2020 Championships: Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2021 Wins: 6 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/13) (Sharon Speedway | All Stars: 6/15) (Selinsgrove Speedway | 75th Anniversary Race: 7/20) (BAPS Motor Speedway | All Stars: 8/29) (Port Royal Speedway | Labor Day Classic: 9/6) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 9/16)

2021 Championships: Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek

2022 Highlights: Finished 11th against All Star Circuit of Champions at East Bay Raceway Park on Monday, February 14. Finished fourth (from tenth) in Lincoln Speedway’s season-opening Icebreaker 30. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes in starts at Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, March 5-6 (finished fourth in each start). Secured three top-ten finishes in three tries on March 18-20; eighth at Williams Grove Speedway on March 18, third at Lincoln Speedway on March 19, and hard-charged from 17th to finish fourth at Port Royal Speedway on March 20. Earned first victory of 2022 during Lincoln Speedway visit on March 26; started tenth and took the lead in 16 laps. Won second feature of season at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 2; charged ahead from tenth. Finished third in Lincoln Speedway’s $6,900-to-win Weldon Sterner Memorial Spring Championship on Saturday, April 9. Finished fifth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 15. Won third Lincoln Speedway feature of 2022 on April 16; started eighth. Highlighted weekend with third-place finish during All Star competition at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 23. Hard charged to finish seventh in Port Royal Speedway’s Keith Kauffman Classic on Saturday, April 24; he started 21st. Rallied from 17th to second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 29. Won fourth Lincoln Speedway victory of 2022 season on Saturday, April 30; started eighth. Finished eighth from 18th in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash (WoO) on Wednesday, May 11. Finished 11th from 24th in Williams Grove Speedway’s Morgan Cup finale (WoO) on Saturday, May 14. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes during action at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 20-21; finished third and fifth, respectively. Finished third at Selinsgrove Speedway on Thursday, May 26. Finished third and ninth during Port Royal Speedway’s Bob Weikert Memorial All Star Circuit of Champions doubleheader on Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29. Earned back-to-back victories at Williams Grove Speedway ($5,500) and Lincoln Speedway ($19,000 – Steve Smith Tribute) on Friday and Saturday, June 3-4. Finished second at Path Valley Speedway on Sunday, June 5. Capped Ohio Sprint Speedweek (All Star Circuit of Champions) with a pair of victories, Attica Raceway Park and Limaland Motorsports Park, and finished third in the final standings. Capped Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek with six top-ten finishes and four top-five finishes; won Speedweek finale at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, July 3. Finished third at Williams Grove Speedway (from 16th) on Friday, July 8. Finished second with World of Outlaws at Port Royal Speedway (7/20) and Williams Grove Speedway (7/23). Earned tenth victory of the season during BAPS Motor Speedway’s Kevin Gobrecht Classic on Sunday, July 24. Earned 11th victory of 2022 season during Port Royal Speedway’s Living Legends Dream Race on Saturday, July 30 (second feature of two). Finished fourth (from 12th) at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, August 6. Finished second with All Stars at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, New York, on Friday, August 19. Finished sixth with All Stars at Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, New York, on Saturday, August 20. Swept Williams Grove Speedway’s Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20’s for $4,000 each. Finished fourth at Bloomsburg Fair Raceway on August 24. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Kramer Klash on August 27. Earned three consecutive podium finishes in starts at Williams Grove Speedway (2nd), Port Royal Speedway (2nd), and Selinsgrove Speedway (3rd) on September 2-4. Finished third in Port Royal Speedway’s $60,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 on Saturday, September 10. Finished fifth in BAPS Motor Speedway’s Dirt Classic Qualifier on September 15. Finished fifth in Williams Grove Speedway’s Dirt Classic Qualifier on September 16. Finished third in Williams Grove Speedway’s Outlaw Tuneup on September 23. Finished second in Selinsgrove Speedway’s National Open on September 24. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Brian Montieth Classic on Thursday, October 6. Finished sixth in Port Royal Speedway’s Nittany Showdown finale, featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, on Saturday, October 8. Scored 14th victory of 2022 in Lincoln Speedway’s Night of Champions on Saturday, October 15. Charged from 19th to eighth in Williams Grove Speedway’s National Open; simultaneously locked up 2022 Williams Grove Speedway track title. Finished seventh and fifth in Bridgeport Speedway’s two-day Sprintoberfest on Saturday and Sunday, October 29-30. Finished second in BAPS Motor Speedway’s Final Showdown on November 12.

2022 Wins: 14 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/26), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/2), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/16), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/30), (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/3), (Lincoln Speedway – Steve Smith Tribute [$19,000]: 6/4) (Attica Raceway Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/10) (Limaland Motorsports Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/17) (Selinsgrove Speedway – PA Sprint Speedweek Finale | Opperman-Bogar-Heintzelman Memorial [$10,099]: 7/3) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 7/24) (Port Royal Speedway | Living Legends Dream Race: 7/30) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Lincoln Speedway | Night of Champions: 10/15)

 

 

Hangtown 100 goes green at Placerville Speedway this Thursday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA…Penngrove, California’s Michael “Buddy” Kofoid will lead the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series into the third running of the “Hangtown 100” at Placerville Speedway, which all kicks-off this Thursday November 17th.

In 2016, Kofoid became the youngest winner in Placerville Speedway Sprint Car history at the age of 14 and will be a favorite to take home the big money at this weekend’s Hangtown 100. The now 20-year-old driver has raced to a total of 10 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget victories this season as of press time.

Going into the USAC National Midget event tomorrow in Bakersfield, Kofoid possesses a 194-point lead over fellow California native Justin Grant. San Jose’s Thomas Meseraull ranks third followed by Colby, Kansas driver Bryant Wiedeman and Raisin City, CA wheel-man Mitchell Moles, who rounds out the top-five in the standings.

The Hangtown 100 this Thursday, Friday and Saturday November 17th, 18th and 19th marks the third ever appearance by the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series to the Placerville Speedway. Drivers from USAC, the World of Outlaws, the All Star Circuit of Champions and California favorites will all converge at the quarter-mile for the event. The USAC Midgets will be joined each night by BCRA and CLS Wingless Lightning Sprints.

Three-night Reserved ticket packages for the Hangtown 100 cost $120, while three-night General Admission packages are available for $100. Reserved seating will make up rows F-T and General Admission will be comprised of rows A-E. Pit pass combo upgrades are available for $20 each day. Single day tickets are also available. To purchase your seats, visit https://www.eventsprout.com/event/hangtown-2022 or get them at the gate.

Last season saw Ione’s Justin Grant pick up a big victory in the 100-lap feature, while Sutter’s Logan Seavey captured the overall Hangtown 100 points championship for the three days. The event will once again utilize a modified Trophy Cup style format, featuring larger than normal inverts. The format has made for tremendous racing the first two years of the show.

To stay up to date with event news be sure and visit www.hangtown100.com and follow along on Twitter https://twitter.com/hangtown100

Happy Hour is offered when the gates open at 3pm until 6pm in the grandstands featuring live music along with discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer booth. Racing is slated to begin around 6pm.

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com

Join over 16,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2022 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Thursday November 17: USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets plus Wingless BCRA/ California Lightning Sprints | Hangtown 100 Friday November 18: USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets plus Wingless BCRA/ California Lightning Sprints | Hangtown 100 Saturday November 19: USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets plus Wingless BCRA/ California Lightning Sprints | Hangtown 100

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HANGTOWN 100 ENTRY LIST: (53 ENTRIES)

CAR # | DRIVER | HOMETOWN | ENTRANT

00 JAKE ANDREOTTI/Castro Valley, CA (Pete Davis)

01 BRYANT WIEDEMAN/Colby, KS (Keith Kunz-Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

08 CANNON McINTOSH/Bixby, OK (Dave Mac Dalby Motorsports)

08x MICHAEL PICKENS/Auckland, NZ (Dave Mac Dalby Motorsports)

2J JUSTIN GRANT/Ione, CA (RMS Racing)

3v JIM VANZANT/Prescott, AZ (Jim Vanzant)

4 JAKE HODGES/Camarillo, CA (Jake Hodges)

4x COREY DAY/Clovis, CA (Willie Kahne)

5K BEN WORTH/Coalinga, CA (Dean Alexander)

5T KEVIN THOMAS JR./Cullman, AL (Dean Alexander)

6K MIKE SNIDER/Kelseyville, CA (Lauren Snider)

7NZ ®TRAVIS BUCKLEY/Auckland, NZ (BSL Racing)

7x THOMAS MESERAULL/San Jose, CA (RMS Racing)

8 RANDI PANKRATZ/Atascadero, CA (Wally Pankratz)

9 BLAKE BOWER/Brentwood, CA (Tony Boscacci)

9AU SPENCER BAYSTON/Lebanon, IN (Dyson Motorsport)

11K NATHAN BYRD/Goodyear, AZ (Kruseman Motorsports)

14J MICHAEL FACCINTO/Hanford, CA (Graunstadt Enterprises)

14T DYLAN BLOOMFIELD/Oakley, CA (Graunstadt Enterprises)

17B ®AUSTIN BARNHILL/Wilmington, NC (Dave Mac Dalby Motorsports)

17w SHANE GOLOBIC/Fremont, CA (Matt Wood Racing)

19 ALEX BRIGHT/Collegeville, PA (Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports)

19AZ HAYDEN REINBOLD/Gilbert, AZ (Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports)

22G ZACH TELFORD/Middleton, ID (GR Motorsports)

25 TYLER COURTNEY/Indianapolis, IN (Tom Malloy)

25m ®JACOB DENNEY/Galloway, OH (Tom Malloy)

25x EMERSON AXSOM/Franklin, IN (Tom Malloy)

25K TAYLOR REIMER/Bixby, OK (Keith Kunz-Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

26 CHANCE CRUM/Snohomish, WA (Rudeen Racing)

31B KYLE BEILMAN/Los Angeles, CA (Beilman Motorsports)

32 CADEN SARALE/Stockton, CA (Caden Sarale)

57 DANIEL WHITLEY/Ferndale, CA (Abacus Racing)

58 LOGAN SEAVEY/Sutter, CA (Abacus Racing)

67 BUDDY KOFOID/Penngrove, CA (Keith Kunz-Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

67K ®GAVIN MILLER/Allentown, PA (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

68 JASON McDOUGAL/Broken Arrow, OK (Six8 Motorsports)

71 KAYLEE BRYSON/Muskogee, OK (Keith Kunz-Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

71E ®MARIAH EDE/Fresno, CA (Keith Kunz-Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

71K ®DOMINIC GORDEN/Clovis, CA (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

71m TANNER CARRICK/Lincoln, CA (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

71p DAISON PURSLEY/Locust Grove, OK (Keith Kunz-Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

73 JAKE SWANSON/Anaheim, CA (Josh Ford Motorsports)

73x CHASE JOHNSON/Penngrove, CA (Josh Ford Motorsports)

84 ®JADE AVEDISIAN/Clovis, CA (CB Industries)

86 COLBY COPELAND/Roseville, CA (CB Industries)

87w RYAN BERNAL/Hollister, CA (Matt Wood Racing)

88 TANNER THORSON/Minden, NV (Tanner Thorson Racing)

89 ®MITCHEL MOLES/Raisin City, CA (CB Industries)

89x CHRIS WINDOM/Canton, IL (CB Industries)

97 BRENHAM CROUCH/Lubbock, TX (Keith Kunz-Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

97K RYAN TIMMS/Oklahoma City, OK (Keith Kunz-Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

99AU CARSON MACEDO/Lemoore, CA (Dyson Motorsport)

101 ®CADE LEWIS/Bakersfield, CA (Dean Alexander)

® represents a USAC National Midget Rookie of the Year Candidate

 

 

Brian Brown Racing pleased with season outcome; Aiming to continue success in 2023

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (November 14, 2022) - Despite a World of Outlaws World Finals campaign that ended short of personal goals and expectations, highlighting the four-day, three-race trek with a 12th-place score in Wednesday’s opener, Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing left The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina, completely satisfied with their season’s overall outcome, celebrating an incredible campaign that included not only seven victories, but a Knoxville Raceway track championship - his fifth aboard a winged 410 sprint car.

In addition to his seven victories and eventual Knoxville title, Brown, ace of the Casey’s, FVP, Andy's Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Rowdy Energy, Ditzfeld Transfer, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Maxim Chassis, J.D. Welding & Machine, Waldinger, Smiley’s Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, No. 21 sprint car, concluded the 2022 season with 38 top-ten appearances, nine of which with The Greatest Show On Dirt. Brown was also victorious with the World of Outlaws, scoring a triumph during Knoxville’s annual Brownells Big Guns Bash in June.

“We had a very solid year,” stated Brown without hesitation. “Obviously, the accomplishments that stand out to me, and that we are very proud of, are beating the Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway, getting a victory in Pennsylvania, and earning another Knoxville Raceway track championship. There were some results that slipped away from us, like leading the Outlaws at Devil’s Bowl as well as the Kings Royal, but overall, a very productive season and I’m proud of everything we’ve accomplished. We’ll do whatever we can to work harder and improve so those moments that slipped away don’t happen again

“I want to thank Danny Lasoski, Justin Lawer, Chad Cypert, Robert Brown, Lath Hicks, George Lasoski, and Tye Wolfgang for the countless hours they put in and their dedication to this race team,” added Brown. “I also want to thank all of our partners for giving us everything we needed to compete at the highest level. I’m very proud to disclose that all of our partners will be returning in 2023.

“And to the fans, thank you,” concluded Brown. “Win or lose, they were always supportive and on our side. That's something we can’t race without.”

Brown’s 2022 stat book also includes four top-ten finishes against Tony Stewart’s Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions, two of which accomplished within the top-five.

ON DECK:
Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing have concluded their 2022 campaign. For news regarding the 2023 season, stay alert online at www.fullyinjected.com.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s, FVP, Andy's Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Rowdy Energy, Ditzfeld Transfer, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Maxim Chassis, J.D. Welding & Machine, Waldinger, Smiley’s Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Mid Mo Equipment, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem’s Helmets, Factory Kahne Shocks, Cometic Gaskets, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, HostIowa.net, Fultz Excavating, Restless Spirits Distillery, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, AL Driveline, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny’s Components, Rod End Supply, Winter’s Performance Products, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Hoosier Tires, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, Bam Roller Lifters, Outerwears, MPD, All Star Performance, 6B Apparel, MSD Ignition and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/brianbrown21
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.brianbrownracing.com
Merchandise: www.shopbrianbrownracing.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com
Watch Knoxville Raceway weekly at www.dirtvision.com

2022 STATISTICS:
Top-fives: 27
Top-tens: 38
Wins: 7

2022 HIGHLIGHTS:
Highlighted Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals with 14th-place score in Saturday finale. Finished third with World of Outlaws at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Saturday, April 2. Earned first feature victory of the season in Knoxville Raceway start on Saturday, April 30; took lead on lap 5 and never looked back. Finished sixth (against 43-car field) at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 7. Earned second Knoxville Raceway victory of the season on Saturday, May 14. Finished third at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 21. Finished second during Thursday Thunder program at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, May 26. Finished 11th in the Bob Weikert Memorial preliminary at Port Royal Speedway on Friday, May 27. Finished fifth and second in Knoxville Raceway double features program on Saturday, June 4 (the second feature was a make-up main event from 4/23). Earned back-to-back podium finishes during Knoxville Raceway’s Brownells Big Guns Bash featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Friday and Saturday, June 10-11; Brown finished third and first, respectively. Finished sixth at Jackson Motorplex (Border Battle) on Saturday, June 18. Finished second in night two of Huset’s Speedway’s High Bank Nationals on Friday, June 24; led laps 9-32. Finished second with ASCS National Tour at I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri, on Saturday, June 25. Finished fourth in Knoxville Raceway’s Mid-Season Championship on July 2. Finished second from seventh in Knoxville Raceway start on Saturday, July 9. Finished third in Jokers Wild program during Eldora Speedway’s Kings Royal week. Finished sixth in the Historical Big One at Eldora Speedway. Finished sixth in the $175,000-to-win Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway. Finished second in Knoxville Raceway 360 sprint car start on Saturday, July 23; set quick time and won heat race. Finished seventh in the fourth annual Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race at I-70 Motorsports Park on Friday, July 29. Finished fifth during All Star Circuit of Champions visit to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, July 30. Won respective 360 Knoxville Nationals preliminary feature on Friday, August 5. Finished sixth in 360 Knoxville Nationals finale on Saturday, August 6. Qualified for 2022 Knoxville Nationals A-Main with fourth-place run in Friday’s “Hard Knox” program; finished 20th in 50-lap finale. Finished tenth in Jackson Nationals preliminary. Scored fifth win of 2022 in Missouri State Fair’s POWRi 410 Wing Outlaw Sprint League event on Sunday, August 21; first-ever POWRi 410 victory. Finished third and first (make-up feature) in Knoxville Raceway’s season finale; sixth victory of 2022, simultaneously clinching fifth 410 sprint track title. Earned three consecutive top-five finishes in Central Pennsylvania; fourth at Williams Grove Speedway (9/2), fifth at Port Royal Speedway (9/3), and a win at Selinsgrove Speedway on September 4. Finished second in the Night Before the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway on Friday, September 9. Finished seventh in the $60,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, September 10. Finished sixth in Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jim Nace Memorial 40th Annual National Open preliminary. Finished seventh in Lincoln Speedway’s Brian Montieth Classic on Thursday, October 6. Finished eighth with the World of Outlaws at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska, on Friday, October 14. Finished 12th in the World of Outlaws World Finals Wednesday night opener on November 2.

 

 

Scelzi Captures KWS/NARC Championship Before Sweeping ASCS Weekend in Arizona

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Nov. 14, 2022) - November has been a great month for Dominic Scelzi, who has earned a podium result during each of his four feature starts.

Scelzi posted a pair of third-place results on Nov. 5 during the Tribute to Gary Patterson, which was hosted by the Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. His podium during the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series main event capped his second straight championship with the series.

"It was a really good night," he said. "We were second quick in the 410 and quick time in the 360. We ran well in the heats and that put us in the dashes. As the night went on the track got rougher and more narrow."

Scelzi placed third in the 410 dash to line up on the inside of the second row in the A Main.

"The race went green and we jumped right into second, but they called the start back," he said. "After that I ran third for the majority of the race. I was right behind Tim (Kaeding) when he hit a hole and I got by him. A couple of laps later I hit a hole and he got back by me. It was just a hard track to pass on."

Scelzi won the Sprint Car Challenge Tour 360ci sprint car dash to garner the pole position for the feature.

"I stumbled a little on the initial start," he said. "That allowed the outside guy to get by me. Then we went into turn one, hit a hole and fell to third. We ran third the rest of the way."

Last weekend was a step forward for Scelzi, who swept an ASCS Southwest Region doubleheader at Cocopah Speedway. The two triumphs pushed Scelzi into the double digits victory mark for the second straight season.

"It was such a great weekend to have," he said. "The first night we went fourth to first in our heat race, which put us as the high-points driver. We redrew the No. 4 for the feature. I had a really good start and got into third right away. Ryan (Timms) and I battled for three or four laps. As we got into traffic he was glued to the cushion and I was searching. We went to split a lapped car. He went high and I went low. I was able to pass him and the lapped car that pushed up the track a bit. I got by the leader in the next corner. From there we were unchallenged until about four laps to go when Ryan slid me in turn two. I turned underneath him and pulled back away. It was neat to get my first win in Arizona and the 10th of the season."

Saturday's event finale featured similar success for Scelzi.

"We started last in our heat race," he said. "The track was really wet early. Everyone dropped to the bottom. I stayed up around the outside and was able to go from seventh to third basically down the front straightaway. We were high points again and this time drew the No. 3 to start the feature third.

"The track was beautiful. It was slick and wide with a little grip on the bottom. I fell to fourth on the start, but worked my way to third in a couple of laps. I rolled the bottom and passed for second. Then I slid the leader into turn one when the yellow came out so I went back to second. When we went green I got next to him in turns one and two on the bottom. I slid him into turns three and four. He slid me back into turn one and I crossed him back over. Then I protected through turns three and four."

Scelzi led the remainder of the feature to cap the stellar weekend that led to his first triumph in Arizona - the eighth state he's won in - as well as his 60th career sprint car victory.

The season concludes Nov. 22-23 at Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 5 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. (410 sprint car) - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (4); Dash: 3 (3); Feature: 3 (3).

Nov. 5 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. (360 sprint car) - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (4); Dash: 1 (3); Feature: 3 (1).

Nov. 11 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 1 (4).

Nov. 12 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 3 (7); Feature: 1 (3).

SEASON STATS -

58 races, 11 wins, 31 top fives, 41 top 10s, 48 top 15s, 51 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Nov. 22-23 at Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Scelzi41

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fuel Delivery Services, Inc.

Based in Stockton, Calif., Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., is a premier bulk transporter of refined petroleum products. For more information, visit http://www.FuelDeliveryServices.net .

"Mike with Fuel Delivery Services is a great guy who wants to see us do well and make it in racing," Scelzi said. "We really appreciate his support and look forward to the continued success with Fuel Delivery Services."

Scelzi would like to thank Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Whipple Superchargers, System 1, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Line Oil, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Roth Motorsports, K&N Filters, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Sparco, Allstar Performance, Meridian Steel, Auto Meter, Kenny's Components and Worldwide Bearings for their continued support.

 

 

Bryant Paver Motorsports and Williamson Build Confidence and Experience Throughout Strong Season

Inside Line Promotions – COLUMBIA, Mo. (Nov. 14, 2022) – The 2022 campaign featured a big step forward for Bryant Paver Motorsports driver Garet Williamson.

The team captured a trio of feature victories and found consistency, recording its most top fives and top 10s in a season.

“Other than East Bay at the beginning of the season I think we made every 360 A Main,” Williamson said. “We had a lot of races without a crew chief, which put the learning and decision making on my shoulders. I learned a lot about the setup and the race car in general as well as what it takes to be competitive.”

Williamson scored a victory at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas in January before he returned to Victory Lane in September at Adams County Speedway in Quincy, Ill., with the Sprint Invaders. One week later he posted a triumph at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan. All were first-time wins at each track for Williamson.

“The Sprint Invaders win stands out to me the most,” he said. “It was me and a tire guy. We had struggled all year, getting close without sealing the deal. To do it by ourselves and put a complete night together was a huge weight off the shoulders. Everything fell into place.”

Williamson also enjoyed career-best runs during the 360 Knoxville Nationals (14th) as well as the Short Track Nationals (10th) and he tied his career-best outing during the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial (sixth).

Additionally, the team found success during limited 410ci winged sprint car starts. Williamson tied his career-best result in the division with a second-place showing. He also made a pair of World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series dashes, including during his debut at the World of Outlaws World Finals. Williamson captured his career-best World of Outlaws result in April when he hustled from 24th to 14th at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo.

“I think the Outlaws dashes were big for our team,” he said. “At the beginning of the year we were horrible running with the Outlaws. We weren’t making it out of the heat races. Other than our run at I-55 it was a struggle. From that to making dashes at the end of the year it was a huge step forward. Learning throughout the year and putting it together was huge.

“I’m excited to build on this year. Thank you to our partners, Bryant and his family, and everyone who has helped with the team. I can’t wait for 2023.”

SEASON STATS –

60 races, 3 wins, 22 top fives, 38 top 10s, 46 top 15s, 50 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS –

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BPMotorsports24

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BPMotorsports24

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Housby

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“We do a lot of business with Housby and that has translated to our racing team,” Williamson said. “We’re thrilled to welcome them back in 2022 and we look forward to seeing them in Victory Lane.”

Williamson would like to thank Mid-Mo Equipment, Housby, JBC Transport Group, LLC, TrueSon Exteriors & Interiors, Royal Power Sports, Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts, Schure Built Suspensions, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Searsboro Telephone Company, Schooler Construction, Dash Detailing, Lindsey Rentals, SNAP, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Motorsports Garners Two Top Fives and Crew Chief of the Year Award During ‘Different’ Season

Inside Line Promotions – BARTLETT, Tenn. (Nov. 14, 2022) – A pair of top-five finishes highlighted the season for Sides Motorsports.

The team featured a different year of sorts as owner and driver Jason Sides needed to vacate the drivers seat early in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season because of hip and knee problems. Tim Shaffer drove for a weekend before Robbie Price was tabbed as the full-time driver for the remainder of the World of Outlaws season beginning in May.

“It was certainly different being on the other side of it for most of the season,” Sides said. “When you’re used to going up and down the road, pulling into the race tracks and then racing that night it’s difficult to not get to do that last piece. Health-wise I needed to sit out and Robbie did a good job for us this year. It’s not easy to just jump on the World of Outlaws trail and produce competitive results, especially consistently.

“For taking Robbie and throwing him to the wolves like we did, just to be able to show him the ropes and get him used to different places, I think he did all right. He had a couple of really good runs and could have had a few more that just didn’t go right. Even the places we went back to a second time he got better at. There’s so many places that we go to that other people don’t race at. It’s difficult.”

Price posted fifth-place runs at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., and at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

“I felt like we made a bunch of gains,” he said. “The first month I was out on the road I was struggling to make shows. Then I started locking in through the B Main and then through heat races toward the end. I’ve learned a lot and grown as a driver. There’s things I can tell looking at video where I’ve learned stuff and gotten better.

“The two top fives were the highlight. I was in the dash three times I believe. I feel I can run up front given the right circumstances. I have to get better at putting myself in those circumstances.”

Also of note, Sides was honored during the season finale as the World of Outlaws Crew Chief of the Year Award winner.

“I feel like somebody else didn’t want it so they gave it to me,” he joked. “It was a shock to me. It was pretty neat.”

Sides is planning on having surgery on a hip this offseason with the hope to be able to return to action at some level in 2023.

“I don’t know yet what next year holds,” he said. “I want to thank all of the sponsors who stuck with us through all this change. They put a lot of sponsorship toward me. We put a different driver in and they still stuck with us. We have a lot of great people who support us and we’re grateful.”

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS –

75 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 32 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JasonSides7s

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sides-Motorsports/283833970847?ref=br_tf

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc.

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“Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., has been with me for about 20 years,” Sides said. “If I need something I can count on Kimball and his team. Regardless of what happens they’ve stuck by me and that gives me a lot of confidence.”

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, BR Motorsports, Dancer Logistics, Inc., VRP Shocks, King Racing Products, R.E. Enterprises, Jim Schuhknecht, ShopRico.com, Phillips Tosco, North Baltimore Custom Cuts and Retail Meat, TORA TORA, Lomelino Sign Co., FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Wilwood, Brad, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Builtwiser Wings and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports Produces Another Stout Season With Gravel Behind the Wheel

Inside Line Promotions – WINDOM, Minn. (Nov. 14, 2022) – Big Game Motorsports driver David Gravel finished second in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship standings for the second straight season.

Gravel led the series with 60 top 10s and he finished in the top five with seven wins (third most), 20 podiums (third most), 39 top fives (second most), eight quick times (tied for the second most), 216 feature laps led (third most), 27 heat race wins (the most), 43 dash appearances (second most), five dash wins (third most) and three Hard Charger Awards (tied for the fifth most).

“I would say the year was very solid,” he said. “I wish we could have had a couple more wins. I’d take back a couple of laps on the season at Knoxville and Huset’s. With that and being really close to the championship, I think it shows we’re close to putting it all together. If you take back 20 laps it could have been an unbelievable year.”

Gravel’s World of Outlaws wins came at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., during the DIRTcar Nationals; at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif.; twice at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, during the Kings Royal weekend; at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y.; at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., during the Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals; and at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb.

“The win at Skagit was good,” he said. “The Eldora week was awesome, but we didn’t win the big nights. I’m happy to win at Eldora, but it wasn’t on the nights it paid six figures. I-80 was cool with the last race ever and my first race as a dad. I’ve always liked that track so it was cool to end off with a win during the final World of Outlaws race there.”

Additional accomplishments throughout the year include the DIRTcar Nationals championship, a runner-up result at the Knoxville Nationals and a third-place showing at the AGCO Jackson Nationals. Gravel also secured his 75th career World of Outlaws win and he became a father for the first time during the special season.

One of the areas he is the most proud of this season is how hard the Big Game Motorsports team worked no matter how difficult the circumstances.

“You always have to keep putting your head down and working,” he said. “At the beginning of the year we got wrecked at Bakersfield and fixed the car. Then the steering gear broke and we went into the wall. The next night we built a car in the parking lot and ended up winning that night. It’s always about putting the bad nights behind you and moving forward.

“I want to thank Cody and the guys for their hard and to thank Tod and his family for the opportunity.”

SEASON STATS –

72 races, 7 wins, 40 top fives, 63 top 10s, 69 top 15s, 71 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS –

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET’S SPEEDWAY –

Huset’s Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs. For more information, visit http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com.

JACKSON MOTORPLEX –

Jackson Motorplex is a 4/10-mile dirt track located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through September, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Tri-State Late Models and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com.

TICKET LINK –

To purchase online tickets for events at either Huset’s Speedway or at Jackson Motorplex, visit http://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true.

 

 

Attica rewards champions, top 10 in points

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – After a slow start to the season which saw numerous rain-outs, Attica Raceway Park held 18 action-packed events in 2022. Following are the top 10 in the track points for the Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprints, Dirt Nerds Podcast/Propane.com UMP Late Models and the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints.

Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprints:

CHAMPION – Cole Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. In scoring his first ever Attica championship, Macedo competed in all 18 A-mains in 2022. He battled to 13 top 10 finishes and seven top five run, all of which were podium finishes. Macedo scored three wins in 2022 at Attica (April 22, July 29 and Aug. 26) to run his career total at the track to five. Macedo’s average A-main finishing position was eighth.

2. – DJ Foos, Fremont, Ohio. Attica’s 2010 305 champion, 2013 410 rookie of the year, 2019 410 track champion and the 2019 and 2021 410 Attica Fremont Championship Series champion competed in 16 of the 18 A-mains in 2022, missing only opening night against the All Star Circuit of Champions and the Brad Doty Classic on July 12. He battled to 11 top 10 finishes and nine top five finishes. He racked up five podium finishes including his fifth career 410 win on championship night, Sept. 9. His average A-main finishing position was eighth.

3. – Travis Philo, Bowling Green, Ohio. Philo battled in 17 of the 18 A-mains in 2022, missing only the May 20 World of Outlaws feature. He racked up 11 top 10 finishes and six top fives. Philo posted five podium finishes including his eighth career 410 feature win on July 22. Philo’s average A-main finishing position was ninth.

4. – Trey Jacobs, Wooster, Ohio. – Attica’s 2021 track champion competed in 17 of the 18 A-mains in 2022, missing only the season-ending event on Sept. 9. Jacobs posted 11 top 10 finishes and seven top five finishes. He scored three podium finishes including his third career 410 win at Attica on May 13. His average A-main finishing position was ninth.

5. – Stuart Brubaker, Fremont, Ohio. Attica’s 2008 305 champion, 2012 410 rookie of the year and 2018 410 track champion battled in 14 of the 18 A-mains in 2022. Brubaker posted eight top 10 finishes including a season best fifth on Aug. 26. His average A-main finishing position was 12th.

6. – Chris Andrews, Huron, Ohio. Attica’s 2009 and 2017 division champion competed in 13 of the 18 A-mains in 2022, posting a season-best fifth place finish (Sept. 3) on route to an average A-main finishing position of 18th.

7. – Kyle Capodice, Sandusky, Ohio. Attica’s 2021 division rookie of the year battled in eight of the 18 A-mains in 2022, compiling three top 10 finishes, all eighth place runs. Capodice’s average A-main finishing position was 14th.

8. – Jordan Ryan, Castalia, Ohio. Attica’s 2014 and 2015 305 champion competed in 10 of the 18 A-mains in 2022. Ryan compiled three top five runs including a season best runner-up finish on April 22. He scored seven top 10 finishes and had an average A-main finishing position of 10th.

9. –Byron Reed, Monclova, Ohio. Attica’s 8 time champion (2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2015, 2016) competed in 10 of the 18 A-mains in 2022, posting three top five finishes – including a season best pair of thirds – and seven top 10 finishes. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

10. – John Ivy, Fremont, Ohio. Attica’s 1993 305 champion and 2000 410 champion competed in seven of the 18 A-mains in 2022, posting a pair of top 10 finishes. His average A-main finishing position was 13th.

Rookie of the year – Darin Naida, Adrian, Mich. Naida finished 19th in the 2022 410 points and competed in seven A-mains. He posted a season best finish of 13th three times.

Dirt Nerds Podcast/Propane.com Late Models

CHAMPION – Devin Shiels, Britton, Mich. Shiels has no scored three straight division championships and his fourth overall (2017, 2020, 2021, 2022). Shiels competed in 12 of the 13 missing only the finish event of the season after experiencing engine problems. He never finished out of the top five in the 12 A-mains, scoring five wins (April 15, April 29, July 29, Aug. 19 and Aug. 26) to run his career total at Attica to 15, placing him fifth on the division’s all-time win list. He also battled to five runner-up finishes and had a remarkable average A-main finishing position of second.

2. – Ryan Markham, Ashland, Ohio. Markham, Attica’s 2018 track champion, competed in all 13 A-main events in 2022, posting 11 top 10 finishes and six top five runs, all podium finishes. Markham scored wins on July 8 and July 22 to run his career total at the track to 21, placing him third on the division’s all-time win list. Markham’s average A-main finishing position was sixth.

3. – Larry Bellman, Wooster, Ohio. Bellman competed in all 13 A-mains in 2022, battling to 10 top 10 finishes and a pair of top five runs including a season best pair of fifth place finishes. His average A-main finishing position was ninth.

4. – Ken Hahn, Oregon, Ohio. Attica’s 2007 limited late model champion competed in all 13 A-mains in 2022, scoring nine top 10 finishes and a pair of top five runs including a season best pair of fifth place finishes. His average A-main finishing position was ninth.

5. – Mike Bores, Bellevue, Ohio. Bores competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains in 2022, missing only the April 29 event. Bores scored eight top 10 finishes and a pair of top five runs including a season best pair of thirds. His average A-main finishing position was ninth.

6. – Justin Chance, Lexington, Ohio. Chance competed in 11 of the 13 A-mains missing only the June 10 and July 22 features. He scored nine top 10 finishes and seven top five runs including a season best four fourth place finishes. His average A-main finishing position was seventh.

7. – Chester Fitch, Tiffin, Ohio. Fitch competed in all 13 A-mains in 2022, racking up a season best 10th on Aug. 19. His average A-main finishing position was 15th.

8. – Doug Baird, Alvada, Ohio. Baird competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains, missing only the Sept. 2 ALMS event. He scored a season best finish of 10th. His average A-main finishing position was 14th.

9. – Austin Gibson, Tiffin, Ohio. Coming out of the dirt truck ranks, Gibson earned the 2022 Attica rookie of the year for the late model division. He competed in 11 of the 13 A-mains, missing only the May 13 and Sept. 2 events. He posted a season best 14th place finish on Aug. 19. His average A-main finishing position was 16th.

10. – Collin Shipley, Bowling Green, Ohio. Shipley competed in 10 of the 13 A-mains in 2022, posting nine top 10 finishes and six top five runs including a season best runner-up on Aug. 19. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

Fremont Fence 305 Sprints

CHAMPION – Paul Weaver, Fremont, Ohio. Weaver scored his sixth division championship (2009, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2022) while also wrapping up his third straight Attica Fremont Championship Series title. Weaver never finished out of the top 6 in all 15 of the A-mains in 2022 including an incredible 14 top five finishes. He recorded 12 podium finishes including four wins (June 3, July 8, July 29 and Sept. 2) to run his career total to 68. Coupled with his three 410 wins on his resume, Weaver’s 71 career feature wins at Attica is the most all time. Weaver’s average A-main finishing position was third.

2. – Jamie Miller, Fremont, Ohio. Attica’s 2005, 2019 and 2021 champion and 2019 Attica Fremont Championship Series titlist scored 14 top 10 finishes out of the 15 A-mains in which he competed. He recorded 11 top five finishes including eight podium runs. Miller scored four wins (April 16, April 22, June 24 and Aug. 19 to run his career total at the track to 35 for second on the division’s all-time win list. Miller’s average A-main finishing position was fifth.

3. – Matt Foos, Fremont, Ohio. Attica’s 2015 dirt truck track champion competed in all 15 A-mains in 2022. He recorded 12 top 10 finishes and nine top five runs. Foos scored eight podium finishes including wins on May 13, July 22 and Sept. 3 to run his career total to seven in the division. Foos’ average A-main finishing position was seventh.

4. – Kasey Jedrzejek, LaGrange, Ohio. Jedrzejek, in his second year of dirt tracking, competed in all 15 A-mains in 2022, posting 12 top 10 finishes and eight top five runs. He scored four podium finishes including his first career Attica win on Aug. 26. His average A-main finishing position was seventh.

5. – Kody Brewer, Risingsun, Ohio. In his third year of racing, Brewer competed in all 15 A-mains in 2022 and scored 11 top 10 finishes and three top fives with a season best pair of runner-up finishes. His average A-main finishing position was ninth.

6. – Mike Keegan, Fremont, Ohio. Keegan competed in all 15 A-mains in 2022, compiling nine top 10 finishes and three top five runs including a season best third late in the year. Keegan’s average A-main finishing position was 10th.

7. – Brandon Moore, Clyde, Ohio. Moore competed in all 15 A-mains in 2022, racking up eight top 10 finishes and four top five runs including a season best third place finish. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

8. – Logan Riehl, Clyde, Ohio. Riehl competed in 14 of the 15 A-mains in 2022, missing only the June 24 event. He scored seven top 10 finishes and four top five finishes including his first career win on April 29. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

9. – Jimmy McGrath Jr., Clyde, Ohio. McGrath competed in 15 A-mains in 2022, compiling nine top 10 finishes and three top fives including a season best runner-up on July 8. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

10. – Steve Rando, Lindsey, Ohio. Rando battled in 14 of the 15 A-mains in 2022, missing only opening night. He scored six top 10 finishes with a season best pair of sixth place runs. His average A-main finishing position was 12th.

Rookie of the year – Creed Kemenah, Alvada, Ohio. Kemenah finished 12th in points in 2022, competing in 12 of the 15 A-mains in 2022. He racked up four top 10 finishes including a season best seventh on championship night. Kemenah’s average A-main finishing position was 12th.

Improvements have been undertaken for the 2023 season including new box seats and new clay on the speedway surface. A schedule will be released in the near future.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

 

 

DYER MOTORSPORTS CONCLUDES ITS 2022 SEASON NEXT WEEK AT BAKERSFIELD AND PLACERVILLE

(Yucca Valley, CA, November 10, 2022) Nearly nine months after it started, Dyer Motorsports will finish its 2022 racing with four races next week. The first race will be the “6th Annual Western States Lightning Sprints Championship” at the Bakersfield Speedway on Tuesday, November 15th. That will be followed up by a day of travel and then three straight nights of racing in the “Hangtown 100” at the Placerville Speedway on November 17th, 18th, and 19th.

The race at Bakersfield will be the final points-paying race for the CLS and for the Civil War Series matching the California Lightning Sprint Cars vs Northern California’s Bay cities racing association. Jeff Dyer and his son Seth will both be competing at Bakersfield. Jeff comes into that race tied for fourth in the championship series point standings. He also brings in the best 2022 main event finishing average at the track, 3.2 of all riders who have started three main events there. On May 14th at the track, Dyer turned in his best 2022 appearance on the Kern County oval when he placed second in the 25-lap main. In his other four starts at the track, he has finished third and fourth two times each.

Bakersfield is the track where Seth launched his lightning sprint career with the CLS on June 11th. Two weeks ago the 15-year-old had turned in the best qualifying effort of his rookie season when he timed in 10th fastest of 16 cars at the Ventura Raceway. He followed that up by leading every inch of the way to score the first heat race win of his lightning career. Despite only running

After Tuesday at Bakersfield, Dyer Motorsports will drive 316 miles north to the Placerville Speedway for the “Hangtown 100.” Phelan’s Cal Smith, who spent years racing in the SCRA Sprint Cars and ¾ midgets, will jump into Seth’s car and join Jeff in the season-enders.

In addition to the lightning sprints, Tuesday’s show at Bakersfield will also include the “November Classic” for the USAC National Midgets. Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with racing at 7:00. Fans can save $5.00 per ticket by ordering in advance at https://www.myracepass.com/tracks/1113. The historic track is located at 5001 N. Chester Ext. in Bakersfield. The track website is https://www.bakersfieldspeedway.com/ and the office phone is (661) 393-3373.

Gates will open at 3:00 p.m. each day with racing at 6:00. Fans can find the track at 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. Advance tickets for Placerville are available at https://www.eventsprout.com/event/hangtown-2022. The website is https://www.placervillespeedway.com/ and the track phone is (530) 344-7592.

Jeff is racing in memory of his grandfather Glenn Sels throughout the 2022 season.

Dyer would like to thank the following for making the 2022 season possible in the #4 Lightning Sprint Car. Dependable Machine Inc., Haircuts By Susie, Jobu Racing, LBA Investigations, and Dyer Motorsports.

For the USAC/CRA #39 sprint car, Straight Time Stirrups, Dependable Machines Inc., Hair Cuts By Susie, Jobu Racing, Justice Brothers, and Specialty Fasteners make it all possible.

If you would like to be a part of Dyer Motorsports in 2022, call (760) 267-0298 or send an email to mailto:dyermotorsports4@gmail.com.

Jeff Dyer 2022 Results

3-5 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest 13th A Main

3-25 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 4th A Main

3-26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 13th A Main

4-1 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 14th A Main

4-2 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA 23rd A Main

4-16 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 3rd A Main

4-23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th B Main

4-30 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main 1

4-30 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main 2

5-14 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

5-14 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

5-21 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

5-28 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS

6-11 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 4th A Main

6-25 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 11th A Main

7-16 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 3rd A Main

7-23 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

8-6 Santa Maria Raceway California Lightning Sprints 13th A Main*

8-25 Silver Dollar Speedway California Lightning Sprints 16th A Main

8-26 Placerville Speedway California Lightning Sprints 17th A Main

9-10 Lemoore Raceway California Lightning Sprints 11th A Main

9-17 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

9-24 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 3rd A Main

10-1 Barona Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 13th A Main

10-8 Mohave Valley Raceway California Lightning/POWRi Southwest 11th A Main

Seth Dyer 2022 Lightning Sprint Results

6-11 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 12th A Main

6-25 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 15th A Main

7-16 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 10th A Main

7-23 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 10th A Main

8-6 Santa Maria Raceway California Lightning Sprints 14th A Main

8-25 Silver Dollar Speedway California Lightning Sprints DNS

9-10 Lemoore Raceway California Lightning Sprints 14th A Main

9-17 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 16th A Main

9-24 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 18th A Main

10-20 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 11th A Main

10-29 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 13th A Main

 

 

NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series and Kings of Thunder 360’s Set for Merced Speedway for Pre-Thanksgiving Extravaganza

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Merced, CA)- For a third consecutive season Merced Speedway will kick Thanksgiving week off in a big way. November 22nd and 23rd, the ¼ mile bullring will host the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series as well as the Kings of Thunder 360 Winged Sprint Cars and offer fans a full two-nights of open wheel action as a Thanksgiving appetizer.

Serving as USAC’s penultimate points paying event of the season leading into the Turkey Night Grand Prix, fans can expect to see the likes of Nationals stars Buddy Kofoid, Justin Grant, T-Mez, Bryant Wiedeman, Mitchel Moles and a host of others take on the local talent including USAC Western states champion, Michael Faccinto, Brody Fuson, Ben Worth and more.

While the stars and cars of Midget racing battle it out in two complete USAC National Midget series events, the Kings of Thunder Winged 360’s will again be on hand battling it out on the bullring as they are led by the likes of freshly minted 2022 NARC Champion, Dominic Scelzi, World of Outlaws standout, Carson Macedo, Justin Sanders, Tanner and Blake Carrick, Oklahoma’s Ryan Timms and more of the region’s top drivers are expected to take part.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour muffler rule for the Winged 360’s will be enforced, and it allows drivers to use the Flowmaster 53545-10 with turndowns, the Spintech Superstock 1000 #1545 with turndowns, and the Diamond Schoenfeld.

Tuesday and Wednesday night the pit gates will open at 2pm and the grandstands will open at 5pm with racing slated to go green at 7pm.

Tickets are available online at mercedspeedway.net and will also be available to purchase at the front gate. Adult tickets will $25, Senior and Military (with ID) will be $20, Kids 6-12 will be admitted for $10, and those fans 5 and under will have no charge.

STAY CONNECTED- Keep up with the happenings at Merced Speedway by clicking over to www.mercedspeedway.net or by ‘Liking’ https://www.facebook.com/mercedspeedway/ on Facebook.

Merced Speedway is located at 900 Martin Luther King Drive Merced, CA 95341.

 

 

Kyle Reinhardt Captures Career Best World Finals Finish on Opening Night; Misses Field on Final Night

Concord, NC – November 11, 2022

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Kyle Reinhardt unloaded his Capitol Renegade / Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers / Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants / J&J Auto Racing No.91 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC last week with his team’s performance trending in the right direction.

That trend, combined with two A-main appearances in the 2021 edition of the World Finals, had the Capitol Renegade team feeling optimistic about their chances to finish out the 2022 season on a positive note.

November 2: World Finals / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC [52 cars, Qualifying 9th Flight A, Heat 6th (5), B-main 2nd (3), A-main 13th (22)]

Opening night brought 52 teams to compete in the 4-day World of Outlaws sanctioned event. This year’s scheduled called for the sprint car teams to compete on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Teams would compete in full shows on Wednesday and Friday, then heat races for Saturday’s finale would be lined up by points accumulated during the previous two races.

Wednesday and Friday’s format info

Reinhardt’s night got off to a good start when he registered the 9th quickest lap of the 26 cars to go under the clock in Flight A qualifying. The effort provided him with the inside row three starting spot in heat number one.

With the top five finishers from the 8-lap race transferring directly to the Wednesday night A-main, Reinhardt was in position to capitalize. That said, the spot would still need to be earned, especially given the stout field on hand.

Tyler Courtney was able to win the 3rd row battle for the 5th spot on the opening lap and Reinhardt wasn’t able to wrestle it away. He settled for a 6th place finish, which relegated him to the B-main for his final shot to make the night’s finale.

From his 3rd starting spot in the B-main, Reinhardt needed to record a top four finish to transfer to the main event. From the drop of the green on the 12-lap race, he made it clear he was going to control his own destiny.

Reinhardt grabbed the lead by using the high side on the opening lap and went on to build a comfortable lead for most of the race. As the race reached the closing laps, Brent Marks powered his way into the runner up position and began to put pressure on the leader.

Strategy was on display as Reinhardt took the low line away from Marks as the pair sailed into turn three with just over two laps remaining.

Reinhardt held the lead for another lap, then Marks edged in front briefly before the Neptune City, NJ native drove back under him going into turn three on the final lap. Marks turned under Reinhardt off turn four and beat the Capitol Renegade No.91 to the line by 0.375 seconds. It was an exciting few laps, but in the end all that mattered was Reinhardt was in the show.

From his 22nd starting spot in the 30-lap A-main, Reinhardt appeared to struggle in the early going. He dropped as far as 26th before finding a rhythm and some room to race. The forward progress started on lap seven.

Reinhardt reached the 19th spot on lap thirteen, but it took another ten laps before the car and the track would really come to him. On lap twenty three he turned his fastest lap of the race. Over the final five laps, he rolled the bottom with great success, climbing from 18th all the way to 13th at the checkered flag.

The finish was a career best for Reinhardt at the World Finals, improving on his 2021 result by a few spots.

November 4: World Finals / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC [52 cars, Qualifying 10th Flight B, Heat 10th (5), C-main 3rd (4)]

Friday’s second chance to accumulate points started off very similar to Wednesday for Reinhardt, who registered the 10th quickest lap of the 26 drivers to hit the track in Flight B. Once again, he would take the green for his heat race from the 5th starting spot, needing only to remain in the top five to transfer to the main event.

The opening lap of heat number four is where Reinhardt’s week took a turn the wrong direction. A bunched up start led to a four wide situation in turn one, forcing his No.91 above the cushion. He managed to avoid contact but rolled to a stop, bringing out the caution.

Reinhardt was able to restart and join the rear of the field, but it would be tough to recover the track position in a short eight laps. He finished a distant 10th, dropping him into the C-main and leaving him with slim odds of making his way to the A-main.

Reinhardt would need to finish first or second in the 10-lap C-main to advance to the B-main. From his starting spot outside row two, he claimed the 3rd position on the opening lap. He was unable to close the gap enough on runner up Eric Riggins to mount a serious challenge.

Reinhardt’s night ended much earlier than expected with the 3rd place C-main finish. The real price of the disappointing night was a low point total to add to his solid first night, which would make Saturday night’s main event slightly more difficult to reach.

November 5: World Finals / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC [52 cars, Heat 7th (7), B-main 8th (9)]

Saturday’s program consisted of four 11-car heat races. The top ten starters were set heads-up by points from the first two night, and they were joined by a top four finisher from the non-qualifier’s race that opened the night. The top five finishers from each heat race would move on to the A-main, and the remaining teams would compete in a B-main for the final four starting spots.

The ripple effect of Friday’s heat race troubles was clear. Reinhardt’s two day point total placed him 7th in heat number four. He took 6th on lap two with a slide job on Kraig Kinser and set his sights on the final transfer spot. At the halfway point, Kinser forced his way back around the No.91 off turn four. Reinhardt couldn’t mount another challenge and settled for a 7th place finish.

The B-main would be an uphill climb for Reinhardt, needing to reach the top four in twelve short laps from his 9th starting spot to make the show. He gave it everything he had, climbing has high as 7th by the time the caution flag appeared with three laps complete.

The ensuing restart didn’t go Reinhardt’s way. He lost the track position he had gained, slipping back to 9th again. In the closing laps he raced his way back into 8th but that’s where the week, and season, came to an end.

“We had decent speed this week. We weren’t great but things just didn’t go our way Friday and we got behind. I want to give a shout out to Cheerwine, Carolina Beverage Corp and Arthur Carver IV for coming on board this week to help us out at the World Finals. I also want to say thank you to Capitol Renegade, Champion Hi-Tech Lubricant’s, Henry’s Wrecker Service and all our other partners who have supported us all season.“, Reinhardt commented.

“Overall our season wasn’t up to our expectations, but with the speed we found the past month we feel better going into the offseason. We feel like we have something to build on for 2023.”

Up Next

That’s a wrap for Kyle’s 2022 season! Follow his social media outlets listed below, as well as Addicted2DirtPR on most social media platforms, for future announcements about his 2023 plans!

Season Stats

75 races, 0 wins, 10 top 5’s, 20 top 10’s, 37 top 15’s

Learn more about Kyle Reinhardt at:

A2DPR.com/KyleReinhardt

 

 

RACER RATE HOTELS ANNOUNCED FOR 24th RUMBLE IN FORT WAYNE
Three Sites Offering Varying Amenities Set to Extend Discounted Rates
FORT WAYNE, IN (Nov. 11, 2022) – Three hotels, with varying amenities, have joined forces with the 24th
running of the Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales to offer discounted rates for this
year’s attendees. The rates will be offered from Thursday, Dec. 29 (move-in day) through Saturday, Dec. 31
(final night of the Rumble).
“We are excited with this year’s line-up of host hotels,” quipped Rumble promoter Larry Boos. “Each of the
sites offer a unique quality to satisfy our race teams and race fans. They are wonderful properties.”
Located directly across the street from the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, the site of the annual
Rumble indoor racing event, is the Holiday Inn. With a $99 racer rate, convenience is the key word.
The Hyatt Place namesake has returned to the property at 111 W. Washington Center Road, with notable
renovations underway. A $99 racer rate is also being offering by the Hyatt management, with the inclusion of
breakfast distinguishing them among the trio.
New to the fold this year, and only 15 minutes away is the Comfort Suites, located at 3302 E. Dupont Rd. An
$89 rate awaits the Rumble gentry, who will be greeted by the all-suite hotel that offers an indoor pool and
continental breakfast as their key attractions.
“Each of the properties have a limited room block available, with deadlines,” continued Boos “so we urge
everyone to firm up their plans and contact the hotels.”

 

FORT’S SPRINTCAR FORAY

The move into Sprintcars is a big one in anyone’s language, but for Josh Fort, this move has seen him exceed his very own early realistic expectations.

After stepping into Sprintcars during the off season, where he teamed up in a joint venture deal with Jared Desmares, Fort made his second Sprintcar appearance last Saturday night at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway during the latest Development Sprintcar Series round, and to say that he was dominant would be quite the understatement. Not only did he win both of his heat races, but he also managed to complete the night by qualifying for the feature race on pole position and then leading the entire 15-lap distance.

“Heading into last Saturday night, I didn’t really have any large expectations set, as it was my second ever Sprintcar race meeting, so after winning my first heat from the front row, my confidence grew,” explained Fort, who prior to stepping into Sprintcars came from a Formula 500 background after growing up in Geelong, Victoria.

“In my second heat race, I had a bit of luck go my way and I managed to get the win after starting from the back of the field, and then in the feature race, everything just fell into place for me, as my crew gave me a great car all night, and I came away with the best possible result, so I couldn’t be happier with how the night panned out.”

Despite the dream run in the Development Series round on Saturday night, Fort knows that the learning curve ahead in Sprintcars is a long one. In fact, later that night, he tagged onto the back of the B main, but the night turned sour, after he crashed out, but sustained mainly cosmetic damage to the race car, such as top and front wings.

“Sprintcars are the Formula 1 of speedway racing, so I know it’s a tough game, but it’s one I’m looking forward learning as I go and becoming more competitive,” enthused the 31-year-old.

“I’ve always wanted to go Sprintcar racing and thanks to teaming up with Jared (Desmares), we’ve been able to turn that into a reality where we can go Sprintcar racing together.”

Fort and Desmares friendship dates back to their Formula 500 days a few seasons ago, when they were both competing in the class, and it has led to them joining forces to create their own Sprintcar team. While Fort has only two Sprintcar race meetings to his name, Desmares has contested 10 race meetings, mainly in North Queensland, where he resides in Cairns, competing at Cairns Speedway and Mareeba Speedway tracks. Just last month, Desmares, aged 35, came down to Toowoomba Speedway, where he ended up second in the feature race for the opening Development Series round running his own Pro Sprint (LS3) powerplant.

Later this season, Fort, who’s based in Brisbane but works in the mining industry at Moranbah in central Queensland during the weekdays, is planning to later this month bring out his 410 Sprintcar program and compete at Archerfield Speedway and Toowoomba Speedway – after Desmares had a shakedown run in it earlier this season at Toowoomba Speedway. On top of these plans, he is looking to venture south to compete in Victoria and South Australia over the Christmas-New Year period. For Desmares, he is hoping to compete the remaining Development Series rounds and be able to contend for the series point standings honours before he returns to race locally at the end of this southern season.

The next outing for Fort is going to be back at Archerfield Speedway on the Saturday night of November 19 for the next East Coast Logistics Series round, while the team plans to then head to Toowoomba Speedway for the annual ‘Pink Night’ on December 3 with Desmares set to be behind the wheel of the team’s D # 40 JFE Group Triple X car with the Pro Sprint engine, while Fort will also be running his 410 powerplant on the night in the Qld # 40 JFE Group Triple X car. The team has planned a one-off paint scheme planned with support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation for ‘Pink Night’ with limited edition t-shirts that we will donate all of night’s sales to charity.

Fort and Desmares would like to thank their 2022-23 season supporters:

• JBL Australia • JFE Group • KRE Race Engines • Bowdens Own Car Care Products • Triple X Race Co * Leggo Property Group • Keizer Wheels • Locked Down Apparel • Moti Coaching • BR Motorsports • Swiftek Engineering • Primera Custom Co • Air Hygiene Services • Shell Shock Co • Butler Built Seats • Down Under Graphics

Special Thanks: Pit crew members Glen, Corey, Jessie, Zarlie and Michael.

To find out more about Josh Fort Motorsport, you can LIKE or FOLLOW them on Facebook or Instagram by searching Josh Fort Motorsport or visit www.joshfortmotorsport.com

 

 

RUMBLE IN FORT WAYNE TICKET SALES BEGIN NOVEMBER 16

Advance Reserved Seating Area and General Admission Tickets Available

FORT WAYNE, IN (Oct. 21, 2021) – Reserved seating and general admission tickets for the 24th running of the Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales (Dec. 30 and 31) will go on sale Wednesday, November 16. Race fans may purchase their tickets through any Ticketmaster outlet or in person at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum (ACWMC) box office during normal business hours.

Conducted inside the massive Expo Center which joins the ACWMC, the Rumble features multiple divisions of indoor auto racing on a purposely built 1/6 mile concrete oval. Included on the card will be Midgets, Winged and Non-Winged 600 Midgets plus multiple classes of Go-Karts and Quarter Midgets.

The designated area for reserved seating remains as the top six rows of the spectator grandstands which encompass three sides of the racing oval. The balance will be considered general admission areas.

“The reserved sections are popular among the fans that have preferred viewing angles,” commented event promoter Larry Boos. “They also offer peace of mind to those that travel a long distance; knowing that a seat awaits them when they come to the popular mid-winter event.”

While the advance sale purchase guarantees the race fans a ticket to the unique racing event, walk-up sales will also be conducted each day/night of the Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales.

Friday (Dec. 30) and Saturday (Dec. 31) each will be a full day and night of racing action for all of the participating divisions. Daily adult pricing for ages 13 & up will be $25 for reserved seats and $23 for general admission seating. Children (2-12) pricing will be $15 (reserved) and $13 (general admission).

 

 

Robert Ballou Has Monster West Coast Swing To Cap 2022 Season Including Oval Nationals Prelim Night Win

PETERSEN MEDIA: Growing up in California, the USAC National Sprint Car Series’ West Coast swing holds a special place in Robert Ballou’s heart. While circumstances kept him from making the trip since 2017, Ballou made his return count as he picked up a win and tallied five Top-5’s.

“I grew up in Northern CA, but this trip is as close to a ‘Homecoming’ as I get and I really enjoy getting back out West,” Robert Ballou said. “It has been a long while since I have been able to make the trip, and I am glad we made it out this past season because we ended our year on a high note.”

The five-race swing was kind to Ballou who thrived on the West Coast. On top of winning Friday night’s Oval Nationals Prelim feature, Ballou racked a pair of 4th place finishes at Cocopah, as well as 4th and 5th place finishes to go along with his win at Perris Auto Speedway, giving him an average finish of 3.6, the highest of any driver over that span.

In fact, Ballou was the only driver to finish inside of the Top-5 all five nights, and that helped him solidify a fourth-place finish in the final USAC National Point Standings.

Highlighting Ballou’s trip was a Friday night win at the Oval Nationals. Slipping back to third at one point during the Friday night feature, ‘The Mad Man’ came to life late aboard the Suburban Subaru/Deaton’s Waterfront Service/Rossie Feed and Grain backed No. 12 and made a couple of late moves to get into the race lead.

Once out in front, Ballou was able to hang on and score his sixth win of the season with the series, and eighth overall in 2022, making him one of three drivers on the year with at least a six-pack of USAC wins.

“This was by far the healthiest and best I have felt in a car in quite some time, and I think it showed,” Ballou said. “Don Ott provided us with some great power plants and that is crucial with these guys. Having that stretch to end our season shows that we can get back and contend for another USAC Championship and has us all motivated to put in even more work this offseason. I have some great people behind me, and I thank each and every one of them for making this all possible.”

Robert Ballou would like to thank Suburban Subaru, Deaton’s Waterfront Service, Rossie Feed and Grain, Berks Western Telecom, Inc., Dan Roberts Motorsports, Dragonfly Aviation, Hinchman Indy, Don Ott Racing Engines, Manvel Motorsports, CSI Shocks, Walker Performance Filtration, Amsoil Inc, Murray’s Body Shop, Pacific Grass and Turf, MPHG Promotions Inc, Team Jack Foundation, Olson Custom Design, Konnected Clothing, Hooker Harness, Indy Race Parts, Hoosier Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, ISC Racers Tape, Chalk Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Moose Blocks, Inc., AO Designs, and Arai Helmets for their support.

ON TAP: Robert Ballou has wrapped up his 2022 season.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-55, Wins- 8, Top 5’s- 31, Top-10’s- 44

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with ‘The Mad Man’ by following him on Twitter @RoberBallou81, liking https://www.facebook.com/robertballoumotorsports/, or by clicking over to www.balloumotorsports.com.

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Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Dwarf Cars invade Antioch Speedway this Saturday

By Gary Thomas
Antioch, CA…The biggest Winged 360 Sprint Car event in five years is set to converge at Antioch Speedway this Saturday November 12th, as the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds venue plays host to the “Sprint Car Showcase.”
The Antioch Speedway had been known to hold several Winged Sprint Car events over the years, including the inaugural SCCT race in 2017 and the first King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series show in 2011. In recent season’s that has not been the case, however, this Saturday’s Sprint Car Showcase hopes to be a sign of things to come at the track when it pertains to Winged Sprint Cars.
The Winged 360 Sprint Cars will be vying for a Sprint Car Challenge Tour purse ($2,500-to-win/ $400-to-start) and will utilize SCCT rules during the night. A Happy Hour will begin when the front gate opens at 2pm on Saturday with live music from the Jeffrey James Trio. Special guests in the vendor row will include Jenna Frazier with her excellent artwork, Tiffany Crowell with Wishbone & Fate Designs, along with Club Dirty.
Credential requests for media and the vendor application cutoff day is this Thursday.
One of the drivers slated to be in action happens to be Roseville’s Colby Copeland, who is fresh off his first year as part of the management group at Silver Dollar Speedway. Copeland, along with Brad Sweet and Kyle Larson make up SLC Promotions, which took over the famed Chico, CA based quarter-mile this past season.
“I’m looking forward to the Sprint Car Showcase at Antioch Speedway on Saturday,” stated Copeland, who will be aboard the VSR/ Bianchi Farms No. 5v Sprinter at the race. “With everything we did at Silver Dollar Speedway this year we know it’s definitely not easy to put these events on. Hopefully the fans and teams will support this weekend and we can have another track in the mix for a Winged Sprint Car show or two next season.”
Additional drivers anticipated include recent Trophy Cup champion Shane Golobic of Fremont, Auburn’s Andy Forsberg, Oakley’s Dylan Bloomfield, Penngrove’s Chase Johnson, Fair Oaks’ Stephen Ingraham, Elverta’s Justin Henry, Windsor’s John Clark, Santa Rosa’s Wyatt Van Lare and more.
The event will feature Dwarf Cars competing as the companion class. The division will contest a 30-lap main event sponsored by Nighthawk Defense Group.
The pit meeting will take place at 5pm this Saturday November 12th, with cars on track at 5:30pm. Hot laps, qualifying and racing will follow.
Adult presale tickets cost $20, while kids under 12 and seniors 65+ will be $15. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time by visiting https://www.myracepass.com/events/431463/tickets/ or at the gate on race day.
The Antioch Speedway is located on the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds at the corner of 10th and L Streets in Antioch, California. Take SR-4 West (Highway 4) to exit 27 and turn right onto L Street. The physical address is 1201 W. 10th Street Antioch, CA 94509.
The track is located just a little over an hour from the capital city of Sacramento. More info can be found at www.antiochspeedway.com

 

Shawn Loken and DKW Transport to partner with Fully Injected Motorsports through 2023
ByTyler Altmeyer
Nov 9, 2022

BUTLER, Pa. (November 9, 2022) – A name that is certainly synonymous with supporting grassroots motorsports, Shawn Loken, known to most as the man behind DKW Transport, has partnered with Tyler Altmeyer and www.fullyinjected.com, officially adopting the role as the site’s presenting sponsor through the 2023 season.

Calling Minnesota home, Loken’s involvement in grassroots motorsports, most notably his dedication in supporting drivers and teams within sprint car and late model competition, stretches almost two decades, recently associated with competitors and owners such as Donny Schatz and Bernie Stuebgen, as well as throwing his support behind Attica Raceway Park’s annual Brad Doty Classic.

“I just can’t help myself. Every time I tell myself that I’m going to retire, I jump right back in. I just love the sport so much, so as long as I am able to support it, I will,” said Shawn Loken. “I’ve known Tyler [Altmeyer] for a long time. He’s passionate about racing and does everything he can to help and support those who he is affiliated with. There’s a lot that goes into what he does and I want to be a part of it.”

“I actually met Shawn through Danny Holtgraver and we’ve been friends ever since. Just an all around good person to be associated with, and I picked that up quickly through the Holtgraver family,” added Tyler Altmeyer. “I really admire what he does…supports who he can whenever he can. There are others like him, but he really stands out. To have him join the site’s efforts is pretty special. His support will help alleviate some underlying costs.”

The 2023 season will be business as usual for Fully Injected Motorsports. Although the current season has come to a close, for most, the next few months will be dedicated to paint scheme, partner, and schedule announcements. To learn more, visit www.fullyinjected.com or email Tyler directly.

 

 

Ti Bills Series Begins In Whyalla

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

The highly anticipated Ti-Bills Race Parts supported SA Wingless Sprint Series will begin this Saturday night (November 12) at the Whyalla Speedway with the event attracting the biggest field ever seen at the venue. A total of 26 drivers have indicated that they will compete in the inaugural round of the four-event series with a majority of the State’s leading drivers all hoping to etch their name into the record books as the first ever Ti Bills Series round winner.

In what is a star studded line-up, it will be hard to predict a winner of the A-Main, but going into the event Jack McCarthy will be a major contender having already claimed two feature race wins this season and a further podium result in his other start. But despite his recent form he will havehis work cut out to defeat the likes of Mitch Broome, who will travel 9 hours from his base in Mount Gambier, dual Australian Champion Joel Chadwick, Rylan Furler, Hayden Vickers, Nate Trewin, regular Sprintcar competitor Keke Falland, Jesse and Harley Alexander and William Caruso.For Harley Alexander it will be his first meeting back after a car destroying crash at Murray Bridge.

After sitting out the opening events this season Murray Bridge based racer Brett Ireland will make his return to racing along with Bronson Mauro and both drivers can never be discounted.

The opening round will also see several rookie drivers in action including Tyson Newton, Alan Saint, Tate Cowie and Port Augusta based Slade Petry, with the latter two making their Wingless debuts, which is an encouraging sign as the class continues to grow.

In addition to the South Australian entries Mildura’s Jordon Bolitho and Darwin based racer John Murdie, who has based is car in SA for the summer season, will also join the field for the opening round.

The format of each round of the SA Wingless Sprints State Series will begin with Hot Laps / Time Trials, which is an element that is rarely utilised for Wingless Sprints. Each driver will receive 4 timed laps for time trials with the field split into heat race groups with a maximum of 6 cars on track at a time.

Following qualifying each driver will then contest two heat races, with each race being 10 laps. The opening round of heats will be fastest to the front based on the results from qualifying with round two seeing the fastest drivers sent to the back (inverted) complete with a row swap.

The last chance B-Main will be over 15-laps with 4 competitors to transfer into the 30-lap A Main, which will be contested by a maximum of 20 cars. Round 1 of the TiBills Race Parts SA Wingless Series is alsoproudly supported by: • Serge’s Crash Repairs – Round 1 Major Sponsor • Pronto United Finance - Series Sponsor • Obst Customs and Classics – Series Sponsor • Chris’s Auto Air & Mechanical – Series Sponsor • Broome Family and BP Gambier West, Mount Gambier – Contingency Supporter • Alexander Bro’s Construction & Civil - Contingency Supporter • Revolution Racegear - Contingency Supporter • Phil Michell Motorsport Media - Contingency Supporter SA Ti Bills Series Rd 1: Nominations (26 Cars) - S3 Keke Falland, S5 Joel Chadwick, S6 Tyson Newton, S10 William Caruso, S14 Matthew Tyler, S15 Hayden Vickers, S18 Jenna Kervers, S19 Dale Gesell, S20 Harley Alexander, S23 Jack McCarthy, S26 Rylan Furler, S29 Corey Brougham, S33 Brad Evans, S35 Mitchell Broome, S41 Bronson Mauro, S49 Darryl Knuckey, S50 Jordon Bolitho, S53 Nicole Southby, S54 Alan Saint, S56 Tate Cowie, S58 Nate Trewin, NT59 John Murdie, S71 Brett Ireland, S82 Caleb Evans, S84 Jesse Alexander, S89 Slade Petry.

 

 

Jacob Tuttle Out Duels Shawn Jones In A Stockton Thriller As Jake Morgan Claims 2022 Hunt Tour Championship

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Stockton, CA)- Shawn Jones looked to be well on his way to his second consecutive win with the Hunt Wingless Tour to close out the 2022 season. Jacob Tuttle had other ideas. Letting it all hang out in the final turn, Tuttle shocked the everyone, including himself, as he made a move to nip Jones at the line and claim his first ever win in a sprint car. While Tuttle celebrated immensely, Jake Morgan was also celebrating in victory lane as he claimed the series crown by simply starting the feature event.

Leading the field to green, Jones was a rocket ship early in the 25-lap season finale. Quickly working his way to a robust lead, Jones looked to have the field covered as he reached the back of the field.

With cars racing two and three wide in front of him, Jones’ pace was drastically slowed and it allowed second running Tuttle, and third running Shane Hopkins to close in on the leader only to see the caution flag fly and take the leaders out of traffic.

When the race restarted, Jones again was able to pull out to the lead, however this early green flag run saw Tuttle and Hopkins keep him in striking distance as the field navigated a rough and tumble racing surface.

Jones slowly opened his lead back up in the waning laps, and again had the field in check, but the back of the pack would shake things up.

As Jones got into traffic, Tuttle was again able to cut into his lead, but time appeared to be running out on any late race heroics.

Taking the white flag as the race leader, Jones still had a solid advantage over Tuttle, but heading into turn four cars slowed the leader down and Tuttle turned down and made it a drag race to the checkered flag where Tuttle nipped Jones be a fraction of a second to earn the win.

As Tuttle clipped Jones for the top spot, Shane Hopkins ran third, Nick Robfogel fourth, and 2022 Series Champion, Jake Morgan ran fifth.

While Morgan was crowned the Champion, Saturday night also capped off a strong Rookie campaign by Mark Hanson and he was officially named the 2022 Rookie of the Year.

A total of 28 cars checked in for the series finale in Stockton, CA and it was Shane Hopkins earning Dependable Crain Fast Time.

Jake Morgan won Benic Ent Heat 1 and essentially clinched the series title by doing so as Jones won Brown and Miller Heat 2, Tuttle King Racing Products Heat 3, and Braidon Moniz won Santomauro Heat 4.

Running fourth in the ‘A’, Robfogel was the Santomauro Hard Charger as he transferred from the ‘B’ and passed 13 cars in the feature event.

Josh Gillis was the MSR Hard Luck Award Winner, and Anthony Snow earned the BR Motorsports P.15 award as well as the Arbo Tec Best Presenting Feature Event Car.

By way of his move at the line, Tuttle earned the Vahlco Wheels Cool Move of the Night.

A Main Finishing Order

1. Jacob Tuttle #3F

2. Shawn Jones #14

3. Shane Hopkins #51

4. Nick Robfogel #3

5. Jake Morgan #7M

6. Jarrett Soares #12

7. Nick Larson #24N

8. Mark Hanson #79

9. Josh Young #79

10. Brent Steck #2STX

11. Evan Gularte #17M

12. Shawn Arriaga #32

13. Jacob Williams #13W

14. Braidon Moniz #22JR

15. Anthony Snow #17

16. Ka'imi Moniz-Costa #5

17. Eric Hopkins #B51

18. Trey Walters #7

19. Jordan Garretson #X

20. Keith Calvino #73

ON TAP: The Hunt Series has concluded their 2022 season.

WINNERS: Bradley Terrell (March 26th Petaluma Speedway), Jake Morgan (April 2nd Placerville Speedway), Daniel Whitley (May 21st Merced Speedway), Daniel Whitley May 28th Stockton Dirt Track), DJ Johnson (June 18th Marysville Raceway), Jake Morgan (July 16th Placerville Speedway), Bradley Terrell (August 20th Petaluma Speedway) Jake Morgan (Sept. 3rd Placerville Speedway) Shane Hopkins (Sept. 4th Placerville Speedway), Shawn Jones (September 7th Silver Dollar Speedway), Shawn Arriaga (October 1st Petaluma Speedway), Shawn Jones (October 8th Antioch Speedway), Jacob Tuttle (November 5th Stockton Dirt Track)

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with the series by liking us at https://www.facebook.com/joehuntwingless/ or clicking over to the new www.huntwingless.com.

JOE HUNT MAGNETOS WINGLESS SERIES- Joe Hunt Magnetos’ Roger Gleeson brought the traveling concept to non-wing sprint cars by popular demand in 2010. Over the years, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Series has ran a limited schedule at select tracks around the state. After running under the leadership of Prentice Motorsports Group and Glad Enterprises from 2016-2018, 2019 saw Gleeson come back aboard. 2022 the series will be in action on 12 occasions as they visit five different Northern California venues.

 

 

KNOXVILLE NATIONALS TICKET INFO


The Ticket Renewal Window for Four-Day Knoxville Nationals Tickets is currently open and closes on Tuesday, November 15. To renew your tickets go to our website or call the ticket office during business hours at 641-842-5431.

Those who have renewed their tickets will then have two days to "grow their family" of tickets on November 17th and 18th. This means if you currently have a set of four tickets and are wanting to add a fifth or sixth seat to your family, this is the perfect time to accomplish that.

Four-Day Tickets will then go on sale to the public on Thursday, December 1.
BANQUET TICKETS
The Knoxville Raceway Championship Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 26. To order meal tickets and for hotel reservations you can find the order form at the link below or click on the picture.

Deadline is Nov. 11.

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BIDS OPEN FOR CLEANING


We are now accepting bids for the services of Snow Removal, Mowing, Cleaning of Grandstands, Restrooms, Dyer Hudson and Bingley Buildings. For inquiries, questions, or to submit your bid please email GM Jason Reed at JasonR@KnoxvilleRaceway.com or call the ticket office.
DENNISON RACING TEE'S POP-UP STORE


Back by popular demand for the 2022 Holiday Shopping Season is the Dennison Racing Tee's Pop-Up Store on December 1, 2 and 3! More details to come soon!
KNOXVILLE RACEWAY HISTORY BOOK


Want to learn about the origins of Knoxville Raceway and the earliest pieces of history from the Marion Co Fairgrounds? Buy the book, The History of Knoxville Raceway and the Marion Co Fairgrounds for $40 with FREE SHIPPING if you order online HERE.
KRCO FUNDRAISER


Mark your calendars for the annual KRCO Fundraiser is scheduled for February 25 in Dyer Hudson Hall. The KRCO helps drivers with medical expenses, insurance and safety equipment.
SEASON OPENER APRIL 15
The 70th annual Pella Motors / Kraig Ford Season Opener is scheduled for April 15, 2023. Look for our complete 2023 schedule to be announced soon.

2023 WORLD OF OUTLAWS DATES
The 2023 Schedule will include a return of the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series in April in addition to our June weekend. More information about tickets to come soon.

Ted Johnson Award to John McCoy!
The most prestigious award given each year by the World of Outlaws is the Ted Johnson Memorial Award. This award is given to those that have dedicated their lives to Sprint Car racing. This year the award was presented during the World Finals at Charlotte to Knoxville Raceway Race Director and Promoter, John McCoy. This is a true honor to have John recognized for a lifetime of work in sprint car racing. John joins an elite group of people to win this award, including Ralph Capitani who was given the award in 2010.

 

 

JASON DIETSCH TRAILER SALES RETURNS TO RUMBLE IN FORT WAYNE

NW Ohio’s Largest Trailer Dealer Enters 6th Season as Title Sponsor

FORT WAYNE, IN (November 8, 2022) – When indoor racing returns to Fort Wayne’s Allen County War Memorial Coliseum December 30 and 31, the familiar Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales nameplate will return as the title sponsor of the Rumble in Fort Wayne.

As Northwest Ohio’s largest open and enclosed trailer dealer, Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales has been associated with the Rumble in Fort Wayne since 2017.

“It is a natural fit,” stated owner Jason Dietsch, a former competitor in the popular mid-winter event. “Trailers are an important ingredient for every race team. Regardless of their budget or needs, we can help them out through our inventory of over 350 new and used units. As racers ourselves, we understand the importance of having the right trailer for the job.”

Dietsch continued, “the Rumble in Fort Wayne has built quite a reputation for producing quality racing and we are proud to have our name associated with it.”

This year’s 24th edition of the Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales will again feature a busy two-day schedule of racing activity on the purposely built concrete oval inside of the massive Allen County War Memorial Coliseum & Expo Center.

A unique combination of blending together National, Kenyon and Focus Midgets will headline the agenda. Completing the roster will be winged and non-winged 600cc Midgets along with multiple classes of Go Karts and Quarter Midgets.

An optional practice session on Thursday evening (December 29) will be followed by complete racing programs on Friday and Saturday (December 30/31).

 

 

Justyn Cox Records Top-10 During NARC Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting in one final night of action in 2022 on Saturday night, Justyn Cox picked up a 10th place finish aboard the Bates Hamilton Racing No. 42x during the NARC season finale event at The Stockton Dirt Track.

“I am really appreciative of the great opportunity that Josh Bates and Roger Hamilton gave me to drive for them during the last few months of the 2022 season,” Justyn Cox said. “Saturday night we had a really good car, we had great speed, but in the feature, I just made some mistakes in the rough that cost us a few spots. Still happy to come away with a Top-10, just think we had a car that was capable of a few spots better.”

Timing the Teichert/Vinyltech/Kaeding Performance backed No. 42x in ninth fastest, Cox would race his way to a heat race win on a very hooked up Stock Dirt Track surface.

Based on his qualifying time and his heat race finish, Cox was able to garner enough event points to qualify for the Sunnyvalley Meats Dash where his fifth-place finish put him in the third row for the 25-lap feature event.

The race’s first two attempts at a start would get waived off to Cox’s dismay as both attempts saw him stick inside the Top-5. The third attempt would not be kind to Cox as he hooked a rut in turn one and two and the bobble saw him slip back to eighth.

With the track tough to pass on, Cox would work his way back into seventh as he raced by Max Mittry. Running in seventh when a late caution flag flew, the ensuing restart saw Cox nearly get over as a bottle neck of cars got together tiptoeing through a hole.

Once he settled back into the racing groove, Cox was back in 10th where he would hang on to finish.

“It has been a blast working with these guys, and I am so thankful I was able to run with them as much as I did to close the season out,” Cox added.

The Cox-Berco Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Michael David Winery, MDW Sports, Stroppini Enterprises, Cranked Naturals, Trex, Master Metal Products, Adrian Blanco Jewelry, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, Arai, Racing Optics, All American Powder Coating, VSR, , Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Don Ott Racing Engines, and Richmond Engines for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-30, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-15

ON TAP: Cox’s 2022 season is complete.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Justyn Cox by following him on Twitter @JustynCox__JC.

 

 

Willie Croft 2nd in NARC Points

PETERSEN MEDIA- Despite his season coming to an end in a wild way on Saturday night in Stockton, CA, Willie Croft capped off a career best season with the KWS/NARC Series as he ended up second in the championship standings and was also named Billy Albini Crew Chief of the Year for his efforts.

‘Unfortunately, our year ended with a big wreck on Saturday night,” Willie Croft said. “Looking at the big picture however, it was an extremely fun season, and I was fortunate to have 10-12 different people step up and lend me a hand on my car at various tracks through the year and they really made it all possible. To end up 2nd in points is also really something that I am proud of.”

On the opening lap of Saturday night’s KWS/NARC season finale, Croft was involved in a wild flip that resulted in him landing in the work area at the Stockton Dirt Track. While he was able to climb out unscathed, Croft’s night and season were over in an instant.

While his season finale was brief, Croft’s body of work still led him to a career best finish with the series as he ended up second overall in the Championship standings. Large in part to Croft’s points finish was a streak of seven consecutive Top-5’s over the summer months that included a win during the series’ speedweek in Oregon, as well as four consecutive podium finishes.

During Sunday’s NARC Championship Banquet, not only was Croft handed out his second-place spoils, he was also named the 2022 Billy Albini Crew Chief of the Year with the series.

“I have worked so hard for so many years being the crew chief and driver of my own team, and sometimes that goes unseen,” Croft said. “To win this award and join fellow award winners like Mark Bristow, Rod TIner, and Jimmy Carr is really special and something I will always cherish. It was a good season, and on top of all the people that stepped in and helped me out, I also want to thank everyone that supported this team in some facet and helped us get up and down the road.

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, Rudeen, Amerikote, SCI, Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Team Simpson, Stilo, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, XYZ, Vortex Wings, DoTerra and GUTS for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-35, Wins-1, Top 5’s-9, Top 10’s-17.

ON TAP: Willie Croft’s 2022 season is complete

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @WillieCroft29.

 

 

Amantea Excited for Future Following Career-Best Campaign in 2022

Inside Line Promotions – Mt. POCONO, Pa. (Nov. 7, 2022) – Joey Amantea produced a career-best season this year.

Amantea earned his first career non-wing sprint car triumph to go along with a dozen top fives and 18 top 10s. Additionally, Amantea placed a career-best fourth in the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars championship standings.

“I came into the season with three goals in mind,” he said. “I wanted to win a race, finish top five in points and be consistently in the top five. We accomplished every single one of those goals. I couldn’t be much happier growing from a team with really no knowledge to everything we have learned. I’m super grateful for the year.”

Amantea led the final third of a USAC East Coast Sprint Cars feature at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., on Aug. 6 to score his first sprint car victory. It marked one of his 10 top fives with the series.

Amantea also enjoyed a top five during micro sprint competition as well as recording his first career top five in a 410ci non-wing sprint car, highlighting a handful of starts in the division.

“It was a big challenge with us deciding my first 410 race would be during USAC Eastern Storm,” he said. “We came out the first night and went 19th to 11th and nearly every other night finished in the top 15. With having no experience I’d say that was super successful. Then to run some BOSS Series stuff and compete in the top five with those guys was huge. We were fast every time we showed up with them.”

Amantea posted a fourth-place result with the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series on Oct. 7 at Latrobe Speedway in Latrobe, Pa.

Amantea credits his family and crew chief Brian Zyck, who joined the team prior to the 2022 season, with helping guide him to the breakout season.

“Me and Brian instantly clicked and worked really well together,” he said. “I never once came into the pits and said the car was terrible. We showed up every week with a fast car. I’m glad to have him around and I’m excited to see what we can accomplish in the future.”

Amantea plans to build upon the success of this season by racing full time with the USAC East Coast Sprint Cars as well as adding more 410 non-wing sprint car starts and select winged sprint car races to the 2023 schedule.

“We’re starting off in February running Florida 600 Speedweek and running the Xtreme Outlaw Sprints at Volusia,” he said. “We anticipate a plan of running 360 non-wing stu